Patents Assigned to Corning Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10656024
    Abstract: A molten material apparatus can include a container including a wall at least partially defining a containment area and an opening extending through the wall. The molten material apparatus can include a protective sleeve mounted at least partially within the opening of the wall of the container. A thermocouple can be positioned within an internal bore of the protective sleeve. A method of processing molten material can include inserting a thermocouple into a protective sleeve fabricated from a refractory ceramic material, and measuring a temperature of material within a containment area of a container with the thermocouple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Publication number: 20200148989
    Abstract: A cell culture vessel (100) has walls and a substrate having a plurality of microcavities (120), where each microcavity of the plurality of microcavities includes a concave well and an opening to allow the microcavity to be filled with liquid. A flange (170) surrounds the substrate having an array of microcavities. A channel (175, 176) surrounds the flange, providing a moat around the microcavity substrate. The flange is angled. Methods of culturing cells in the cell culture vessel are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ann MeeJin Ferrie, Vasiliy Nikolaevich Goral, Jeffrey Glenn Lynn
  • Patent number: 10649588
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to piezoelectric film structures and sensors, and display assemblies using same. The piezoelectric film structure is transparent and includes: a substrate; a bottom optical layer disposed on or above the substrate; a bottom conducting layer disposed on or above the bottom optical layer; at least one piezoelectric layer disposed on or above the bottom conducting layer; a top conducting layer disposed on or above the at least one piezoelectric layer; and a top optical layer disposed on or above the top conducting layer. The sensor includes the piezoelectric film structure electrically connected to a signal processing system. The display assembly includes the sensor operably arranged relative to a display device. The piezoelectric film structures and sensors can be configured to determine one or more touch-sensing features associated with a touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, William James Miller, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev
  • Patent number: 10649210
    Abstract: A display apparatus has an image generator that generates image-bearing light from a f surface and a lens spaced apart from the image generator and having an aspheric incident refractive surface concave to the image generator and having an aspheric reflective surface concave to the image generator, wherein a principal axis of the reflective surface is normal to the image generator. A beam splitter plate disposed in free space between the image generator and the lens has first and second parallel surfaces that are oblique to a line of sight of a viewer. The lens and the beam splitter plate define a viewer eye box for the image-bearing light along the line of sight of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Monroe Cobb, Kevin J Magierski
  • Patent number: 10649122
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to broadband, glass optical polarizers and to methods for making the glass optical polarizers. The glass optical polarizer includes a substantially bubble free fusion drawn glass having two pristine glass surfaces and a plurality of elongated zero valent metallic particle polarizing layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Nakia Leigh Heffner, Joseph Michael Matusick, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Thomas Philip Seward, III, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10651781
    Abstract: A glass roof shingle includes a shingle cover layer made of a glass. A shingle base layer is disposed underneath the shingle cover layer. The shingle base layer and shingle cover layer define a cavity. A seal area formed between the shingle base layer and shingle cover layer and around the cavity controls ingress of moisture into the cavity. A photovoltaic module may be disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Polly Wanda Chu, Matthew John Dejneka, Anis Fadul, Lisa Lynn Griesbach Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10647962
    Abstract: An aluminoborate glass composition, including B2O3, Al2O3, P2O5, Na2O, and CaO, as defined herein. Also disclosed are bioactive compositions including the disclosed aluminoborate glass composition, a suitable fluid, and at least one live cell. Also disclosed is method of limiting the amount of boron released into an aqueous solution from a disclosed aluminoborate-containing glass composition as defined herein. Also disclosed is a method of proliferating cells on a bioactive substrate as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Huayun Deng, Ye Fang, Qiang Fu, John Christopher Mauro
  • Publication number: 20200140319
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 65 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 12.5 mol. % Al2O3; from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide; and from about 2 mol. % to about 7 mol. % CaO. The glass composition may be free from boron and BaO. The glass composition may be susceptible to strengthening by ion-exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Patent number: 10640415
    Abstract: A glass pharmaceutical package having a glass composition of 68.00 mol % to 81.00 mol % SiO2, from 4.00 mol % to 11.00 mol % Al2O3, from 0.10 mol % to 16.00 mol % Li2O, from 0.10 mol % to 12.00 mol % Na2O, from 0.00 mol % to 5.00 mol % K2O, from 0.10 mol % to 8.00 mol % MgO, from 0.10 mol % to 5.00 mol % CaO, from 0.00 mol % to 0.20 mol % fining agent. The glass pharmaceutical package is delamination resistant, and has class 1 or class 2 chemical durability in acid, base, and water. The glass pharmaceutical package may be substantially free of B2O3, SrO, BaO, and ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Patent number: 10640322
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing fiber whip damage to optical fiber wound on a fiber winding spool is provided. The apparatus includes a fiber entry feed mechanism operatively coupled to the fiber winding spool to feed the optical fiber onto the fiber winding spool. The apparatus also includes a whip shield arranged to substantially surround the fiber winding spool. The whip shield includes a first surface aligned with and facing the fiber winding spool within an entry slot that is laterally offset from a second surface. The first surface transitions to the second surface such that a loose end of the optical fiber is initially directed into the entry slot away from the fiber winding spool and transitions to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Bret Cooper Faler
  • Patent number: 10640417
    Abstract: A thermo-electric method for texturing a glass surface including, for example, simultaneously heating a glass substrate to a temperature less than its glass transition temperature and applying a bias across the glass substrate using a template electrode. The applied bias at the processing temperature induces localized ion migration within the glass, which results in the formation in the glass surface of a negative topographical image of the pattern formed in the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nicholas James Smith
  • Patent number: 10640420
    Abstract: Chemically strengthened glass articles having at least one deep compressive layer extending from a surface of the article to a depth of compression DOC of at least about 125 ?m within the glass article. The compressive stress profile includes a single linear segment or portion extending from the surface to the depth of compression DOC. Alternatively, the compressive stress profile may include an additional portion extending from the surface to a relatively shallow depth and the linear portion extending from the shallow depth to the depth of compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi, Jonathan David Pesansky, Kevin Barry Reiman, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Brian Paul Strines
  • Patent number: 10640654
    Abstract: A coating composition containing a radiation-curable component, a photoinitiator, and a UV absorber is described. The coating composition may be applied to an optical fiber and cured to form a coating. The UV absorber provides a protective function by inhibiting unintended curing of the coating that may occur upon exposure of the fiber to UV light during fiber processing. The spectral overlap of the photoinitiator and UV absorber is minimized to permit efficient photoinitiation of the curing reaction over one or more wavelengths. Photoinitiation may be excited by an LED source with a peak emission wavelength in the range from 360 nm-410 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward DeRosa, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, James Robert Matthews, Manuela Ocampo
  • Patent number: 10638748
    Abstract: A vial is described herein that comprises a tubular body which comprises an opened end, a closed end, and a cavity, wherein the opened end is located at one end of the tubular body and the closed end is located at an opposing end of the tubular body. The tubular body further comprises a tear line located therein, wherein the tear line extends across at least a portion of one side of the tubular body, across the closed end, and across at least a portion of another side of the tubular body. In addition, the tubular body further comprises two flanges extending from the closed end, wherein the two flanges are configured to separate from one another outwardly from the tubular body and apply a force to break-open at least a portion of the tear line to open at least the closed end of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael Kurt Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10640410
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods for drawing sheet glass. More particularly, one or more sets of edge rolls can be configured to have a rotation axis angled away from a line orthogonal to the direction of flow of a ribbon of glass and positioned so as to contact the glass in the viscous region of the draw. Through control over the orientation and position of the one or more sets of edge rolls, sheet width attenuation may be eliminated, thickness of the beads that form along the edges of the glass sheet may be reduced, and instabilities associated with sheet width variation may be eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Olus Naili Boratav, Gaozhu Peng, William Anthony Whedon
  • Patent number: 10640304
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating a preform on a mold includes a preform handling tool and a force sensor coupled to the preform handling tool such that the force sensor is capable of sensing forces applied to the preform during handling of the preform by the preform handling tool. The apparatus includes a control device that is arranged and operable to move the preform handling tool relative to the mold. A method of locating the preform on the mold includes picking up the preform using the preform handling tool and placing the preform in a vicinity of the mold. Positions on the mold are mapped with an edge of the preform with the aid of the force sensor. The preform is paced on the mold according to the mapped positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 10632458
    Abstract: A compound honeycomb body comprising a first honeycomb section having a volume V1 and a second honeycomb section fluidly connected to the first honeycomb having a volume V2 is provided. The first honeycomb section comprises a low mass high porosity porous ceramic substrate. The second honeycomb section comprises a standard porous ceramic substrate. Wherein V1/V2 comprises a ratio in a range from about 50/50 to about 10/90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thorsten Rolf Boger, Willard Ashton Cutler, Ameya Joshi, Kunal Upendra Sakekar
  • Patent number: 10633279
    Abstract: A glass composition includes: from 55.0 mol % to 70.0 mol % SiO2; from 12.0 mol % to 20.0 mol % Al2O3; from 5.0 mol % to 15.0 mol % Li2O; and from 4.0 mol % to 15.0 mol % Na2O. The glass composition has the following relationships ?8.00 mol %?R2O+RO—Al2O3—B2O3—P2O5??1.75 mol %, 9.00?(SiO2+Al2O3+Li2O)/Na2O, and (Li2O+Al2O3+P2O5)/(Na2O+B2O3)?3.50. The glass composition may be used in a glass article or a consumer electronic product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Peter Joseph Lezzi, Alexandra Lai Ching Kao Andrews Mitchell, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev
  • Patent number: 10632662
    Abstract: Disclosed apparatus and method to extrude a honeycomb, providing correction in bowing of the extruded honeycomb structure, employs a deflector device having a base plate including an opening aligned in a direction parallel to the extrusion axis through which the plastic material is conveyed to the die. The deflector device includes a bow plate movably mounted to the downstream or upstream side of the base plate. The bow plate includes a constant area aperture. The deflector device positioned upstream of extrusion die imparts a degree of bow reduction by the position of the constant area aperture over the opening imparting a pressure drop gradient on the flow stream entering the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin John Beecher, Jeffrey Owen Foster, Gilbert Franklin Gordon, III, Kevin Bruce Sterner, David Robertson Treacy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10634025
    Abstract: A skinning apparatus and a method of skinning a porous ceramic. The apparatus includes an axial skinning manifold. The axial skinning manifold includes a curved adaptive pipe to flow cement in a circumferential direction from an inlet at a first position and through an adaptive opening along an inner bend of the curve through a land channel disposed along the inner bend. The land channel emits the cement at a constant velocity from a land opening extending proximate the first position to a second position spaced apart from the first position. The land outlet emits cement at a constant velocity around the outer periphery of the porous ceramic to dispose a uniform skin thereon as the porous ceramic moves axially relative to the land outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, John Paul Bir Singh, Amber Leigh Tremper, Srinivasa Rao Vaddiraju, Kevin Lee Wasson