Patents by Inventor James Joseph Price

James Joseph Price has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210309565
    Abstract: An article is described herein which includes: a transparent substrate having a primary surface; and a protective film disposed on the primary surface, such that each of the substrate and the protective film have an optical transmittance of 20% or more in the visible spectrum, and such that the protective film includes at least one of: (1) a hardness of greater than 13 GPa, as measured by a Berkovich nanoindenter, or (2) an effective fracture toughness (Kc) of greater than 2.5 MPa·m1/2, as measured by indentation fracture at a depth of greater than 1 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Bill Baloukas, Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Ludvik Martinu, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price, Jincheng Qian
  • Publication number: 20210230055
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including a film disposed on a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, where the interface between the film and the glass substrate is modified, such that the article has an improved average flexural strength, and the film retains key functional properties for its application. Some key functional properties of the film include optical, electrical and/or mechanical properties. The bridging of a crack from one of the film or the glass substrate into the other of the film or the glass substrate can be suppressed by inserting a nanoporous crack mitigating layer between the glass substrate and the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Heather Bossard Decker, Shandon Dee Hart, Guangli Hu, James Joseph Price, Paul Arthur Sachenik
  • Patent number: 11072558
    Abstract: An article includes: a transparent substrate having a primary surface; and a protective film disposed on the primary surface, such that each of the substrate and the protective film have an optical transmittance of 20% or more in the visible spectrum, and such that the protective film includes at least one of: (1) a hardness of greater than 13 GPa, as measured by a Berkovich nanoindenter, or (2) an effective fracture toughness (Kc) of greater than 2.5 MPa·m1/2, as measured by indentation fracture at a depth of greater than 1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: Corning Incorporated, La Corporation de I'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
    Inventors: Bill Baloukas, Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Ludvik Martinu, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price, Jincheng Qian
  • Publication number: 20210221733
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including a film disposed on a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, where the interface between the film and the glass substrate is modified, such that the article retains its average flexural strength, and the film retains key functional properties for its application. Some key functional properties of the film include optical, electrical and/or mechanical properties. The bridging of a crack from one of the film or the glass substrate into the other of the film or the glass substrate can be prevented by inserting a crack mitigating layer between the glass substrate and the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Heather Bossard Decker, Shandon Dee Hart, Guangli Hu, Fei Li, James Joseph Price, Chandan Kumar Saha
  • Publication number: 20210181382
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments described herein, a coated article may comprise: a transparent substrate having a major surface, the major surface comprising a textured or rough surface inducing light scattering; and an optical coating disposed on the major surface of the transparent substrate and forming an air-side surface, the optical coating comprising one or more layers of material, the optical coating having a physical thickness of greater than 300 nm, wherein the coated article exhibits a maximum hardness of about 10 GPa or greater as measured on the air-side surface by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth of about 50 nm or greater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Joan Deanna Gregorski, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 11034611
    Abstract: A scratch resistant alkali aluminoborosilicate glass. The glass is chemically strengthened and has a surface layer that is rich in silica with respect to the remainder of the glass article. The chemically strengthened glass is then treated with an aqueous solution of a mineral acid other than hydrofluoric acid, such as, for example, HCl, HNO3, H2SO4, or the like, to selective leach elements from the glass and leave behind a silica-rich surface layer. The silica-rich surface layer improves the Knoop scratch threshold of the ion exchanged glass compared to ion exchanged glass that are not treated with the acid solution as well as the post-scratch retained strength of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena, Douglas Miles Noni, Jr., James Joseph Price, Sara Jean Sick
  • Patent number: 11016680
    Abstract: Embodiments of durable, scratch resistant articles are described. The articles have coatings that provide specific reflectance, transmission, and/or color properties, as well as high hardness. Some embodiments have low reflectance, and high color. Some embodiments have high reflectance and neutral color. Some embodiments have high reflectance and high color. In some embodiments, the articles may be sunglasses with an optical coating, a scratch resistant mirror with an optical coating, or a consumer electronic product with an optical coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Lin Lin, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 11001523
    Abstract: Strengthened glass articles having laser etched features, electronic devices, and methods of fabricating etched features in strengthened glass articles are disclosed. In one embodiment, a strengthened glass article includes a first strengthened surface layer and a second strengthened surface layer under a compressive stress and extending from a first surface and a second surface, respectively, of the strengthened glass article to a depth of layer, and a central region between the first strengthened surface layer and the second strengthened surface layer that is under tensile stress. The strengthened glass article further includes at least one etched feature formed by laser ablation within the first surface or the second surface having a depth that is less than the depth of layer and a surface roughness that is greater than a surface roughness of the first surface or second surface outside of the at least one etched feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Johannes Moll, James Joseph Price, Alranzo Boh Ruffin, Sergio Tsuda, Robert Stephen Wagner, James Joseph Watkins
  • Patent number: 10995404
    Abstract: A coating material includes silicon and/or aluminum, hydrogen and any two or more of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, and fluorine. The coating material exhibits a hardness of about 17 GPa or greater and an optical band gap of about 3.5 eV or greater. The coating material includes, in atomic %, silicon and/or aluminum in an amount of about 40 or greater, hydrogen in an amount in the range from about 1 to about 25, nitrogen in an amount of about 30 or greater, oxygen in an amount in the range from about 0 to about 7.5, carbon in an amount in the range from about 0 to about 10, and optionally, fluorine and/or boron. Articles including the coating material may exhibit an average transmittance of about 85% or greater over an optical wavelength regime in the range from about 380 nm to about 720 nm and colorlessness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Publication number: 20210087105
    Abstract: An article that includes: a glass-based substrate comprising opposing major surfaces; a crack mitigating composite over one of the major surfaces, the composite comprising an inorganic element and a polymeric element; and a hard film disposed on the crack mitigating composite comprising an elastic modulus greater than or equal to the elastic modulus of the glass-based substrate. The crack mitigating composite is characterized by an elastic modulus of greater than 30 GPa. Further, the hard film comprises at least one of a metal-containing oxide, a metal-containing oxynitride, a metal-containing nitride, a metal-containing carbide, a silicon-containing polymer, a carbon, a semiconductor, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Jenny Kim, Karl William Koch, III, James Joseph Price, Hannah Shenouda
  • Patent number: 10954157
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including a film disposed on a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, where the interface between the film and the glass substrate is modified, such that the article retains its average flexural strength, and the film retains key functional properties for its application. Some key functional properties of the film include optical, electrical and/or mechanical properties. The bridging of a crack from one of the film or the glass substrate into the other of the film or the glass substrate can be prevented by inserting a crack mitigating layer between the glass substrate and the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Heather Bossard Decker, Shandon Dee Hart, Guangli Hu, Fei Li, James Joseph Price, Chandan Kumar Saha
  • Publication number: 20210078900
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing and treating a glass article wherein the treatment of the article includes directing a flow of plasma, such as a flow of plasma comprising an atmospheric pressure plasma jet, toward an edge surface of the article. Such treatment can reduce a density of particles on an edge surface of the article. Such treatment can also increase the edge strength of the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jiangwei Feng, Chia-Yen Pai, James Joseph Price, Wanda Janina Walczak
  • Patent number: 10948629
    Abstract: An article that includes: an inorganic oxide substrate having opposing major surfaces; and an optical film structure disposed on a first major surface of the substrate, the optical film structure comprising one or more of a silicon-containing oxide, a silicon-containing nitride and a silicon-containing oxynitride and a physical thickness from about 50 nm to less than 500 nm. The article exhibits a hardness of 8 GPa or greater measured at an indentation depth of about 100 nm or a maximum hardness of 9 GPa or greater measured over an indentation depth range from about 100 nm to about 500 nm, the hardness and the maximum hardness measured by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test. Further, the article exhibits a single-side photopic average reflectance that is less than 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Lin Lin, James Joseph Price, Alexandre Michel Mayolet, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams
  • Publication number: 20210063609
    Abstract: Durable and scratch resistant articles including low-reflectance optical coating with gradient portion. In some embodiments, an article comprises: a substrate comprising a first major surface; and an optical coating disposed over the first major surface. The optical coating comprises: a second major surface; a thickness; and a first gradient portion. A refractive index of the optical coating varies along a thickness of the optical coating. The difference between the maximum refractive index of the first gradient portion and the minimum refractive index of the first gradient portion is 0.05 or greater. The absolute value of the slope of the refractive index of the first gradient portion is 0.1/nm or less everywhere along the thickness of the first gradient portion. The article exhibits a single side photopic average light reflectance of 3% or less, and a maximum hardness from 10 GPa to 30 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Publication number: 20210047236
    Abstract: An article is described herein that includes: a glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic substrate comprising a primary surface; at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film disposed over the primary surface; and an easy-to-clean (ETC) coating comprising a fluorinated material that is disposed over an outer surface of the at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film. The at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film comprises an average hardness of 10 GPa or more. Further, the outer surface of the at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film comprises a surface roughness (Rq) of less than 1.0 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Yuhui Jin, Benedict Yorke Johnson, Timothy Edward Myers, Eric Louis Null, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price, Florence Christine Monique Verrier
  • Patent number: 10921492
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments described herein, a coated article may comprise: a transparent substrate having a major surface, the major surface comprising a textured or rough surface inducing light scattering; and an optical coating disposed on the major surface of the transparent substrate and forming an air-side surface, the optical coating comprising one or more layers of material, the optical coating having a physical thickness of greater than 300 nm, wherein the coated article exhibits a maximum hardness of about 10 GPa or greater as measured on the air-side surface by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth of about 50 nm or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joan Deanna Gregorski, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10914867
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is an article including a glass-ceramic substrate having a major surface, an optical coating is disposed on the major surface and forms an appearance-enhancing surface, the optical coating including a appearance-enhancing coating, and a scratch-resistant layer. The article exhibits a hardness of 8 GPa or more, and a photopic average diffuse light reflectance measured at the appearance-enhancing surface of one of: (i) about 0.3% or less; (ii) about 0.2% or less; (iii) about 0.1% or less, over an optical wavelength regime in the range from about 400 nm to about 800 nm. Further, in the (L*, a*, b*) colorimetry system of the International Commission on Illumination, at near-normal incidence, the article comprises a diffuse reflectance dE* of one of: (i) about 3 or less; (ii) about 2 or less; or (iii) about 1 or less, where dE* is defined as dE*=sqrt(L*2+a*2+b*2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Shandon Dee Hart, Timothy James Kiczenski, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Alexandre Michel Mayolet, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Publication number: 20210033751
    Abstract: An article is described herein that includes: a translucent substrate having a major surface; and an anti-reflective coating disposed on the major surface and forming an anti-reflective surface. The article exhibits a single side average photopic light reflectance at the anti-reflective surface of less than 0.35%. Further, the article exhibits a single side color shift (?C) of less than 6 over an incident angle range from 0 degrees to 60 degrees incidence at the anti-reflective surface, wherein the anti-reflective coating comprises a physical thickness from about 50 nm to less than 500 nm. In addition, the anti-reflective coating comprises a plurality of layers that comprises at least one low refractive index layer and at least one high refractive index layer. Further, each high refractive index layer has a refractive index of greater than 2.0 and each low refractive index layer has a refractive index of less than 1.7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Lin Lin, James Joseph Price, Nicholas M. Walker
  • Publication number: 20210009470
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including a film disposed on a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, where the interface between the film and the glass substrate is modified, such that the article has an improved average flexural strength, and the film retains key functional properties for its application. Some key functional properties of the film include optical, electrical and/or mechanical properties. The bridging of a crack from one of the film or the glass substrate into the other of the film or the glass substrate can be suppressed by inserting a nanoporous crack mitigating layer between the glass substrate and the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Heather Bossard Decker, Shandon Dee Hart, Guangli Hu, James Joseph Price, Paul Arthur Sachenik
  • Publication number: 20210003744
    Abstract: A coated article is described herein that may comprise a substrate and an optical coating. The substrate may have a major surface comprising a first portion and a second portion. A first direction that is normal to the first portion of the major surface may not be equal to a second direction that is normal to the second portion of the major surface. The optical coating may be disposed on at least the first portion and the second portion of the major surface. The coated article may exhibit at the first portion of the substrate and at the second portion of the substrate hardness of about 8 GPa or greater at an indentation depth of about 50 nm or greater as measured on the anti-reflective surface by a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Carlo Anthony Kosik Williams, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price