Patents Assigned to Corning Incorporated
  • Patent number: 10603870
    Abstract: Embodiments of a scratch-resistant and optically transparent material comprising silicon, aluminum, nitrogen, and optionally oxygen are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the material exhibits an extinction coefficient (k) at a wavelength of 400 nm of less than about 1×10?3, and an average transmittance of about 80% or greater, over an optical wavelength regime in the range from about 380 nm to about 780 nm, as measured through the material having a thickness of about 0.4 micrometer. In one or more embodiments, the material comprises an intrinsic maximum hardness of about 12 GPa or greater as measured on a major surface of the material having a thickness of about 400 by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth of about 100 nm or greater, low compressive stress and low roughness (Ra). Articles and devices incorporating the material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Patent number: 10606142
    Abstract: Thin-film devices, for example electrochromic devices for windows, and methods of manufacturing are described. Particular focus is given to methods of patterning optical devices. Various edge deletion and isolation scribes are performed, for example, to ensure the optical device has appropriate isolation from any edge defects. Methods described herein apply to any thin-film device having one or more material layers sandwiched between two thin film electrical conductor layers. The described methods create novel optical device configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: VIEW, Inc., Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Toan-Cong Tran, Brian D. Griedel, Robert T. Rozbicki, Todd William Martin
  • Patent number: 10603814
    Abstract: A honeycomb extrusion die assembly (10) comprising a honeycomb extrusion die (701) and a forming plate (800) to block batch flow to at least a portion of a skin forming region. The honeycomb extrusion die (701) comprising a step cut discharge surface (758, 760) in the skin forming region and at least some slots (722) each with a divot (312) spaced toward a discharge surface (710) from a feedhole-slot intersection and a wide portion at the discharge surface (710) extending into the die body to the divot (312) to strengthen a peripheral region of a honeycomb extrudate in a reinforcement region, and a bulk nominal section corresponding to a bulk region of the honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Slater Kent Atkins, Thomas William Brew, Darin Wayne Felty, Tushar Gulati, Min Shen, Mark Allen Spetseris, Eric Lee Thompson
  • Patent number: 10605966
    Abstract: A method for coating substrates is provided. The method includes diamond turning a substrate to a surface roughness of between about 60 ? and about 100 ? RMS, wherein the substrate is one of a metal and a metal alloy. The method further includes polishing the diamond turned surface of the substrate to a surface roughness of between about 10 ? and about 25 ? to form a polished substrate, heating the polished substrate, and ion bombarding the substrate with an inert gas. The method includes depositing a coating including at least one metallic layer on the ion bombarded surface of the substrate using low pressure magnetron sputtering, and polishing the coating to form a finished surface having a surface roughness of less than about 25 ? RMS using a glycol based colloidal solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Crifasi, Gary Allen Hart, Robin Merchant Walton, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Jue Wang
  • Patent number: 10607331
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for image segmentation into overlapping tiles are described herein. In an example, an anomaly detection system for super-high-resolution images is adapted to divide the image into tiles with a size and overlap between each tile, wherein the size and overlap is determined using a machine-learning model. The anomaly detection system may be further adapted to use a classifier model for each tile to identify anomaly presence in the tile, wherein the classifier model is trained using a data set of tile size images that are labeled according to anomaly presence in each tile size image. The anomaly detection system may be further adapted to determine a classification for the image based on results from the classifier model for the tiles. The anomaly detection system may be further adapted to output the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adama Tandia, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10606395
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jordan Thomas Boggs, Michael Timothy Brennan, Atul Kumar, Arpita Mitra, William Michael Seiderman, Yawei Sun, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Patent number: 10604436
    Abstract: Methods for producing a glass ribbon include drawing a quantity of molten material from a forming vessel into a glass ribbon with the forming vessel positioned within a first portion of a housing located within an upper chamber. The methods further include drawing the glass ribbon along a draw path passing through a second portion of the housing at least partially located within a lower chamber. The methods further include venting gas from an interior of housing through a wall of the second portion of the housing. In one example, the method further includes maintaining a pressure difference between the lower chamber and the upper chamber. In another example, the method includes maintaining a pressure difference between the interior of the housing and the upper chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahdi El-Kahlout, Soongyup Lee, Yi-Ming Liu, Douglas John Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10604451
    Abstract: A method of treating a ceramic body in a glass making process includes delivering a molten glass to a heated ceramic body, the ceramic body including a ceramic phase and an intergranular glass phase, the molten glass being in contact with a surface of the ceramic body. The method further includes contacting the ceramic body with a first electrode and contacting the molten glass with a second electrode. The method further includes applying an electric field between the first electrode and the second electrode to create an electric potential difference across the ceramic body between the first and second electrodes, the electric potential difference being less than an electrolysis threshold of the ceramic phase and the intergranular glass phase. The intergranular glass phase demixes under driven diffusion in the applied electric field and mobile cations in the intergranular glass phase enrich proximate one of the first and second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Monika Backhaus-Ricoult, Thomas Dale Ketcham
  • Patent number: 10597322
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to chemically and mechanically durable glass compositions and glass articles formed from the same. In another embodiment, a glass composition may include from about 70 mol. % to about 80 mol. % SiO2; from about 3 mol. % to about 13 mol. % alkaline earth oxide; X mol. % Al2O3; and Y mol. % alkali oxide. The alkali oxide may include Na2O in an amount greater than about 8 mol. %. A ratio of Y:X may be greater than 1 and the glass composition may be free of boron and compounds of boron. In some embodiments, the glass composition may also be free of phosphorous and compounds of phosphorous. Glass articles formed from the glass composition may have at least a class S3 acid resistance according to DIN 12116, at least a class A2 base resistance according to ISO 695, and a type HGA1 hydrolytic resistance according to ISO 720.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, Robert Anthony Schaut
  • Patent number: 10596721
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of manufacturing a porous ceramic segmented honeycomb body (340,340?) comprising axial channels (216) extending from a first end face (220) to a second end face (224). A plurality of porous ceramic honeycomb segments (204) is moved axially past respective apertures (110) of an adhesive applying device (100). Adhesive (118) is applied through openings (126) in the adhesive applying device (100) onto peripheral axial surfaces of each porous ceramic honeycomb segment (204). The plurality of porous ceramic honeycomb segments (204) enters a wide opening (318) of a tapered chamber (314) and exits a narrow opening (322) of the tapered chamber (314); a tapered wall (326) from the wide opening (318) to the narrow opening (322) presses the plurality of porous ceramic honeycomb segments (204) together forming the porous ceramic segmented honeycomb body (340,340?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Conor James Walsh
  • Patent number: 10597321
    Abstract: Processes of chamfering and/or beveling an edge of a glass substrate of arbitrary shape using lasers are described herein. Two general methods to produce chamfers on glass substrates are the first method involves cutting the edge with the desired chamfer shape utilizing an ultra-short pulse laser to create perforations within the glass; followed by an ion exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sasha Marjanovic, David Andrew Pastel, Garrett Andrew Piech, Jose Mario Quintal, Helmut Schillinger, Sergio Tsuda, Robert Stephen Wagner, Andrea Nichole Yeary
  • Patent number: 10598840
    Abstract: According to one implementation an assembly is provided that facilitates a coupling of one or more light diffusing optical fibers to one or more light emitting diodes. According to one implementation the assembly includes a light emitting diode positioned inside a cavity of a frame that is equipped with means to directly or indirectly electrically couple the anode and cathode of the light emitting diode to a printed circuit board. A proximal end portion of the light diffusing optical fiber is supported inside a through opening of a lid positioned over a front side of the frame. The light diffusing optical fiber includes a core that is surround by a cladding. According to some implementations the proximal end of the light diffusing optical fiber is butt-coupled to the light emitting diode with there being no gap between the proximal end of the fiber and the light emitting side of the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Qing Tan, Mario Paniccia, Tim L. Kitchen
  • Patent number: 10596783
    Abstract: A new laminated glass structure for automotive glazing, architectural window and other applications that includes two sheets of relatively thin, optionally chemically strengthened glass, such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass, with a composite interlayer structure that includes at least one relatively stiff layer having relatively high Young's modulus of 50 MPa or higher and a relatively softer polymer layer having a relatively low Young's modulus of 20 MPa or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Keith Fisher, Mark Stephen Friske, Anurag Jain
  • Patent number: 10589500
    Abstract: Methods and systems of customized and selective decoration of internal tube-like surfaces using pre-printed films with splinter resistant property are described. The method of adhering a film to an internal surface of a tube-like structure. The structure may have a hollow interior defined by the internal surface. The method may be carried out by providing a pre-printed film comprising first and second sides and an adhesive layer adhered to at least a portion of the first side. The pre-printed film may be positioned at least partially within the hollow interior with the adhesive layer positioned adjacent to the internal surface of the tube-like structure. The adhesive layer may be adhered to the internal surface of the tube-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Miller, John Charles Speeckaert, Haregewine Tadesse Woldegiworgis
  • Patent number: 10590021
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for bending thin glass sheets are described. The methods and apparatus described include positioning an auxiliary heater between a furnace and an entrance to glass bending station and/or positioning a downstream auxiliary heater between a glass bending station and a quench station. Also described are apparatus and methods for bending thin glass sheets by compensating for heat loss and maintaining the glass viscosity within a workable range for the bending or forming operation. Auxiliary heating elements can be placed in locations that would otherwise provide for excessive heat loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Christopher Thomas, Larry Gene Smith, Michael Timothy Brennan
  • Patent number: 10590032
    Abstract: A substrate having inner and outer major surfaces, a plurality of edge surfaces, and a plurality of corner surfaces; and at least one of: (i) a coating applied over a limited area of the outer major surface of the substrate to produce a composite structure, (ii) an intermediate layer applied to the inner major surface of the substrate, and (iii) an elongate discontinuity disposed at one or more corners of the substrate, each of which operates to reduce catastrophic failures in the substrate resulting from a dynamic sharp impact to the outer major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Petr Gorelchenko, Jason Thomas Harris, Guangli Hu, Khaled Layouni, Po-Jen Shih, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10591668
    Abstract: An optical fiber includes (i) a chlorine doped silica based core having a core alpha (Core?)?4, a radius r1, and a maximum refractive index delta ?1 max% and (ii) a cladding surrounding the core. The cladding surrounding the core includes a) a first inner cladding region adjacent to and in contact with the core and having a refractive index delta ?2, a radius r2, and a minimum refractive index delta ?2 min such that ?2 min<?1 max, b) a second inner cladding adjacent to and in contact with the first inner cladding having a refractive index ?3, a radius r3, and a minimum refractive index delta ?3 min such that ?3 min<?2, and c) an outer cladding region surrounding the second inner cladding region and having a refractive index ?5, a radius rmax, and a minimum refractive index delta ?3 min such that ?3 min<?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Ming-Jun Li, Snigdharaj Kumar Mishra, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 10591666
    Abstract: According to one embodiment two-core optical fiber is provided for use in Brillouin distributed fiber sensor applications and systems. The two-core fiber includes a first and second core. Each core is configured to exhibit a Brillouin frequency shift greater than 30 Mhz relative to the other core. Further, each core possesses temperature and strain coefficients that differ from the other core. The cores can be configured to produce Brillouin frequency shift levels of at least 30 Mhz relative to one another. These differences in shift levels may be affected by adjustment of the material compositions, doping concentrations and/or refractive index profiles of each of the cores. These optical fibers may also be used in BOTDR- and BOTDA-based sensor systems and arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Brett Jason Hoover, Ming-Jun Li, Shenping Li
  • Patent number: 10591732
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprising at least one image generator having a curved display surface that generates image-bearing light, the display surface having at least one radius of curvature r1d; a reflective component spaced apart from the image generator, the reflective component having an incident reflective surface concave to the image and at least one radius of curvature r1r, disposed to create a virtual image of the curved display surface; and a beam splitter plate disposed in free space between the image generator and the reflective component and having first and second surfaces that are oblique to a line of sight of a viewer, wherein the reflective component and the beam splitter plate define a viewer eye box for the image-bearing light along the line of sight of the viewer, wherein the curved display surface and the reflective surface are substantially concentric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Joshua Monroe Cobb
  • Patent number: 10593998
    Abstract: A composite electrolyte tri-layer structure, including a first layer having a first ceramic electrolyte, where the first electrolyte is stable against contact with lithium metal, a second layer having a second ceramic electrolyte, where the second electrolyte is stable against aqueous contact, and a third layer having a third non-aqueous electrolyte interposed between the first layer and second layer, wherein the first electrolyte, the second electrolyte, and the third electrolyte each have a different relative chemical stability. Also disclosed is a method of making and using the tri-layer structure, and an energy storage article or device incorporating at least one of the tri-layer structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, Paul Oakley Johnson, Xinyuan Liu