Patents by Inventor Kristy Lynn Smith

Kristy Lynn Smith 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: 20190330105
    Abstract: Methods for reducing a defective area in a strengthened substrate to produce a non-defective substrate are provided. The methods include contacting a strengthened defective substrate with a heated salt bath containing at least one monovalent salt, and removing the strengthened substrate from the bath. The strengthened substrate, before being contacted with the salt bath, is a defective substrate having at least one defective area and one or more non-defective area. Upon removal from the salt bath, at least one defective area has been reduced or substantially removed to produce a non-defective substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Kristy Lynn Smith
  • Patent number: 10351472
    Abstract: Methods for reducing a defective area in a strengthened substrate to produce a non-defective substrate are provided. The methods include contacting a strengthened defective substrate with a heated salt bath containing at least one monovalent salt, and removing the strengthened substrate from the bath. The strengthened substrate, before being contacted with the salt bath, is a defective substrate having at least one defective area and one or more non-defective area. Upon removal from the salt bath, at least one defective area has been reduced or substantially removed to produce a non-defective substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Kristy Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20190119153
    Abstract: The efficiency of ion exchange processes is increased by increasing the concentration of nitrite salts in the molten salt bath. The increase in nitrite salt concentration may be achieved by adding a nitrite salt to a molten nitrate salt bath, aging a molten nitrate salt bath, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Qiang Fu, Kristy Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20180044231
    Abstract: Methods for reducing a defective area in a strengthened substrate to produce a non-defective substrate are provided. The methods include contacting a strengthened defective substrate with a heated salt bath containing at least one monovalent salt, and removing the strengthened substrate from the bath. The strengthened substrate, before being contacted with the salt bath, is a defective substrate having at least one defective area and one or more non-defective area. Upon removal from the salt bath, at least one defective area has been reduced or substantially removed to produce a non-defective substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Kristy Lynn Smith
  • Publication number: 20150368148
    Abstract: A glass exhibiting non-frangible behavior in a region where substantially higher central tension is possible without reaching frangibility is provided. This region allows greater extension of the depth of compression in which fracture-causing flaws are arrested, without rendering the glass frangible despite the presence of high central tension region in the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Delena Lucinda Justice Duffy, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Kristy Lynn Smith