Patents by Inventor Kevin Thomas Morris

Kevin Thomas Morris 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).

  • 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: 10598366
    Abstract: A lighting system is provided that is configured for use with one or more hydroponic towers. The primary component of the lighting system is a light tube that includes one or more LED boards affixed to a central, actively cooled, mounting fixture. The LED boards may be affixed to one side or to multiple sides of the mounting fixture. A tethering system locates each light tube within the hydroponic farming facility, the tethering system configured to (i) allow for thermal expansion and contraction of the light tube, (ii) maintain the desired location of the light tube, (iii) simplify removal of the light tube, (iv) prevent accidental disengagement from the top mounting fixture while still allowing limited movement of the light tube, and (v) allow disengagement from the bottom mounting fixture when undue stress is applied to the light tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MJNN, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Kai Morris, Grant Thomas Lindblom, Frances Willcox Esparza, Paul Guerra, Meaghan Fitzgerald, Juli Satoh, Michael Peter Flynn
  • Patent number: 10298893
    Abstract: A system and method for digital black level blending is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Moule, Nick Wasilka, Peter Anthony Van Eerd, Andrew Douglas Dennison, Ryan Thomas Morris, Daniel Thomson Urquhart
  • Patent number: 9475723
    Abstract: A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. The ramping heat treatment may include increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. The fixed heat treatment may include holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time of at least about 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang, Kim E. Womer
  • Publication number: 20160167894
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Morris, Andrew Nathan Nassau, Michael George Shultz, Matthew John Towner, Kevin William Uhlig, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Thomas Achille Yorio
  • Patent number: 9266768
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to high purity nickel molds for use in forming three dimensional glass substrates, along with methods of making three dimensional glass substrates. The mold compositions minimize imperfections in the formed glass substrates providing optical quality shaped glass articles for use in electronics applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang
  • Publication number: 20150360993
    Abstract: A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. The ramping heat treatment may include increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. The fixed heat treatment may include holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time of at least about 5 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang, Kim E. Womer
  • Patent number: 9145323
    Abstract: A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. The ramping heat treatment may include increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. The fixed heat treatment may include holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time of at least about 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang, Kim E Womer
  • Publication number: 20140206523
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to high purity nickel molds for use in forming three dimensional glass substrates, along with methods of making three dimensional glass substrates. The mold compositions minimize imperfections in the formed glass substrates providing optical quality shaped glass articles for use in electronics applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang
  • Publication number: 20140202211
    Abstract: A mold for shaping glass can be made by a method that includes providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel and modifying the composition of the shaping surface of the mold body by exposing the shaping surface to an oxidizing heat treatment. The oxidizing heat treatment may include a ramping heat treatment, a fixed heat treatment, or both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment. The ramping heat treatment may include increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. The fixed heat treatment may include holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time of at least about 5 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kristen Marie Horn, David Myron Lineman, Kevin Thomas Morris, Wenchao Wang, Kim E. Womer