Patents by Inventor Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto

Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto 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: 10570047
    Abstract: A method of continuously processing glass ribbon having a thickness ?0.3 mm. The method includes providing a glass processing apparatus having a first processing zone, a second processing zone and a third processing zone. The glass ribbon is continuously fed from the first processing zone, through the second processing zone to the third processing zone. The feed rate of the glass ribbon is controlled through each processing zone using a global control device. A first buffer zone is provided between the first processing zone and the second processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a first catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions. A second buffer zone is provided between the second processing zone and the third processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a second catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Jeffrey Robert Amadon, Douglas Edward Brackley, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Ian David Tracy, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Rui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190389759
    Abstract: A method of continuously processing glass ribbon having a thickness?0.3 mm. The method includes providing a glass processing apparatus having a first processing zone, a second processing zone and a third processing zone. The glass ribbon is continuously fed from the first processing zone, through the second processing zone to the third processing zone. The feed rate of the glass ribbon is controlled through each processing zone using a global control device. A first buffer zone is provided between the first processing zone and the second processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a first catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions. A second buffer zone is provided between the second processing zone and the third processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a second catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Jeffrey Robert Amadon, Douglas Edward Brackley, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Ian David Tracy, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Rui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190375667
    Abstract: A glass forming apparatus may include a forming body positioned within an enclosure having a top panel and a pair of side panels. The forming body includes an inlet end and a trough defined by a pair of spaced apart weirs extending with an incline from the inlet end. The top panel is positioned above and extends substantially parallel to and across top surfaces of the pair of spaced apart weirs. The apparatus may also include a support plate positioned above and extending substantially parallel to and across the top panel of the enclosure and the weirs. An array of thermal elements of uniform size are suspended from the support plate and positioned above the trough of the forming body. The array of thermal elements may have bottom portions that are positioned equidistant from the top panel of the enclosure along the length of the forming body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Olus Naili Boratav, Robert Delia, Bulent Kocatulum, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Gaozhu Peng, Jae Hyun Yu
  • Publication number: 20170369989
    Abstract: Provided herein are ion-implanted glass based articles with improved flaw suppression properties. The ion-implanted glass based articles generally have a final indent fracture threshold (IFT) load of at least 650 grams, and/or a scratch threshold force of at least 10 N, which represents at least 1.25-fold enhancement compared to the glass based article prior to ion-implantation. Factors affecting the efficacy of the ion implantation process can include the IFT load of the starting glass or glass ceramic substrate (native IFT load), ion type, ion dose, implant energy, beam current, and glass temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Sarko Cherekdjian, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi, William Brashear Mattingly, III, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Toshihiko Ono, Parkash Chandra Panda, Trevor Edward Wilantewicz
  • Publication number: 20170197864
    Abstract: A method of continuously processing glass ribbon having a thickness<0.3 mm. The method includes providing a glass processing apparatus having a first processing zone, a second processing zone and a third processing zone. The glass ribbon is continuously fed from the first processing zone, through the second processing zone to the third processing zone. The feed rate of the glass ribbon is controlled through each processing zone using a global control device. A first buffer zone is provided between the first processing zone and the second processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a first catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions. A second buffer zone is provided between the second processing zone and the third processing zone in which the glass substrate is supported in a second catenary between two, spaced-apart, payoff positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Jeffrey Robert Amadon, Douglas Edward Brackley, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Gary Edward Merz, Eric Lee Miller, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Ian David Tracy, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 9682882
    Abstract: Methods for producing a glass ribbon include the step of drawing a glass ribbon from a quantity of molten glass and detecting an instability in the glass ribbon. In response to the detected instability, the method can further include the step of automatically adjusting an operating variable for each of a plurality of stabilizing elements simultaneously with a controller to at least partially counter the detected instability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Jeffrey Robert Amadon, Adam Charles Berkey, Terrence Richard Horsfall, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 9593033
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a control device configured to independently operate a first pull roll apparatus, a second pull roll apparatus, and a third pull roll apparatus such that at least one of a first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque, at least one of a first midstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque, and at least one of a first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular velocity. In further examples, methods of manufacturing a glass ribbon are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Steven Roy Burdette, Masumi Kihata, Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Gary Graham Squier, David John Ulrich
  • Patent number: 9388065
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus is described herein that comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a pull roll device which draws the glass ribbon downward from the forming device. The pull roll device has a first roll apparatus, a second roll apparatus, and a third roll apparatus. The pull roll device is configured to at least independently operate the first roll apparatus and the second roll apparatus such that at least one of a first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque and at least one of a first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular velocity. In further examples, methods of manufacturing a glass ribbon are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Anmol Agrawal, Steven Roy Burdette, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Vinay Patel
  • Patent number: 9315408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for fabricating continuous glass ribbons are disclosed. The method includes forming the continuous glass ribbon by drawing the continuous glass ribbon from a draw housing in a drawing direction, heating at least one portion of a central region of the continuous glass ribbon at a heating location downstream of the draw housing, sensing a temperature of the continuous glass ribbon at a sensed temperature location downstream of the draw housing, and automatically controlling the heating of the at least one portion of the central region of the continuous glass ribbon based on the sensed temperature to mitigate distortion of the continuous glass ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Anmol Agrawal, Steven Roy Burdette, Masumi Kihata, Gautam Nerendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 9315410
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing pulling forces applied to a glass ribbon in a draw apparatus are disclosed. The method includes applying a front-side and a rear-side drive torque to a glass. The method further includes calculating automatically with the at least one electronic controller a front-side and a rear-side average pulling force applied to the glass ribbon and corresponding to a first time period of at least one rotation of the front-side or rear-side stub roller, respectively. The front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force are compared to establish a pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force. One or more of the front-side drive torque or the rear-side drive torque are modified to decrease the pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20160016838
    Abstract: Methods for producing a glass ribbon include the step of drawing a glass ribbon from a quantity of molten glass and detecting an instability in the glass ribbon. In response to the detected instability, the method can further include the step of automatically adjusting an operating variable for each of a plurality of stabilizing elements simultaneously with a controller to at least partially counter the detected instability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Jeffrey Robert Amadon, Adam Charles Berkey, Terrence Richard Horsfall, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 9145324
    Abstract: Roller pairs and draw apparatus for processing glass ribbons are disclosed. The roller pairs applying force to a glass ribbon moving through the draw apparatus. The roller pairs include a first roller assembly and a second roller assembly positioned along opposite sides of the glass ribbon. A shaft of the second roller assembly is coupled to an actuation system that includes a repositionable support member allowing translation of the shaft of the second roller assembly in a direction transverse to the draw direction of the glass ribbon, a pneumatic actuator controlling a position of the contact wheel of the second roller assembly in the direction transverse to the draw direction of the glass ribbon, and a pneumatic reservoir in fluid communication with the pneumatic actuator delivering fluid at an elevated pressure to the pneumatic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Masumi Kihata, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, James Paul Peris, George Davis Treichler
  • Publication number: 20150225277
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing pulling forces applied to a glass ribbon in a draw apparatus are disclosed. The method includes applying a front-side and a rear-side drive torque to a glass. The method further includes calculating automatically with the at least one electronic controller a front-side and a rear-side average pulling force applied to the glass ribbon and corresponding to a first time period of at least one rotation of the front-side or rear-side stub roller, respectively. The front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force are compared to establish a pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force. One or more of the front-side drive torque or the rear-side drive torque are modified to decrease the pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 9038418
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing pulling forces applied to a glass ribbon in a draw apparatus are disclosed. The method includes applying a front-side and a rear-side drive torque to a glass. The method further includes calculating automatically with the at least one electronic controller a front-side and a rear-side average pulling force applied to the glass ribbon and corresponding to a first time period of at least one rotation of the front-side or rear-side stub roller, respectively. The front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force are compared to establish a pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force. One or more of the front-side drive torque or the rear-side drive torque are modified to decrease the pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20150096330
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a control device configured to independently operate a first pull roll apparatus, a second pull roll apparatus, and a third pull roll apparatus such that at least one of a first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque, at least one of a first midstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque, and at least one of a first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular velocity. In further examples, methods of manufacturing a glass ribbon are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Steven Roy Burdette, Masumi Kihata, Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Gary Graham Squier, David John Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20140174132
    Abstract: Roller pairs and draw apparatus for processing glass ribbons are disclosed. The roller pairs applying force to a glass ribbon moving through the draw apparatus. The roller pairs include a first roller assembly and a second roller assembly positioned along opposite sides of the glass ribbon. A shaft of the second roller assembly is coupled to an actuation system that includes a repositionable support member allowing translation of the shaft of the second roller assembly in a direction transverse to the draw direction of the glass ribbon, a pneumatic actuator controlling a position of the contact wheel of the second roller assembly in the direction transverse to the draw direction of the glass ribbon, and a pneumatic reservoir in fluid communication with the pneumatic actuator delivering fluid at an elevated pressure to the pneumatic actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Masumi Kihata, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, James Paul Peris, George Davis Treichler
  • Publication number: 20140137601
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for fabricating continuous glass ribbons are disclosed. The method includes forming the continuous glass ribbon by drawing the continuous glass ribbon from a draw housing in a drawing direction, heating at least one portion of a central region of the continuous glass ribbon at a heating location downstream of the draw housing, sensing a temperature of the continuous glass ribbon at a sensed temperature location downstream of the draw housing, and automatically controlling the heating of the at least one portion of the central region of the continuous glass ribbon based on the sensed temperature to mitigate distortion of the continuous glass ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Aburada, Anmol Agrawal, Steven Roy Burdette, Masumi Kihata, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20140083138
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing pulling forces applied to a glass ribbon in a draw apparatus are disclosed. The method includes applying a front-side and a rear-side drive torque to a glass. The method further includes calculating automatically with the at least one electronic controller a front-side and a rear-side average pulling force applied to the glass ribbon and corresponding to a first time period of at least one rotation of the front-side or rear-side stub roller, respectively. The front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force are compared to establish a pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force. One or more of the front-side drive torque or the rear-side drive torque are modified to decrease the pulling force differential between the front-side average pulling force and the rear-side average pulling force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Scott Kogge, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto
  • Publication number: 20130319050
    Abstract: A glass manufacturing apparatus is described herein that comprises a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon and a pull roll device which draws the glass ribbon downward from the forming device. The pull roll device has a first roll apparatus, a second roll apparatus, and a third roll apparatus. The pull roll device is configured to at least independently operate the first roll apparatus and the second roll apparatus such that at least one of a first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque and at least one of a first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular velocity. In further examples, methods of manufacturing a glass ribbon are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Anmol Agrawal, Steven Roy Burdette, Gautam Narendra Kudva, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Vinay Patel
  • Publication number: 20130302971
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for delivering a controlled supply of gas to at least one aero-mechanical device to impart a gas flow to suspend a material sheet; preventing lateral movement of the material sheet in at least one direction when suspended; and imparting a stream of water, from a side of the material sheet opposite the at least one aero-mechanical device, to dice the material sheet when suspended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chester Hann Huei Chang, Michael John Moore, Michael Yoshiya Nishimoto, Chunhe Zhang