Patents by Inventor Robert Michael Morena

Robert Michael Morena 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: 11186517
    Abstract: A group of glass compositions in the Li2O—Al2O3—SiO2—B2O3 family that can be chemically strengthened in single or multiple ion exchange baths containing at least one of NaNO3 and KNO3 for a short time (2-4 hours) to develop a deep depth of layer (DOL). In some instances, the DOL is at least 70 ?m; in others, at least about 100 ?m. The ion exchanged glasses have a high damage resistance (indentation fracture toughness ranging form greater than 10 kgf to greater than 50 kgf) that is better than or at least comparable to that of sodium aluminosilicate glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Matthew John Dejneka, Qiang Fu, Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 11168017
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 65 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 12.5 mol. % Al2O3; from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide; and from about 2 mol. % to about 7 mol. % CaO. The glass composition may be free from boron and BaO. The glass composition may be susceptible to strengthening by ion-exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20210309564
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a glass frit on sidewalls of a plurality of cavities of a shaped article formed from a glass material, a glass ceramic material, or a combination thereof. The glass frit is heated to a firing temperature above a glass transition temperature of the glass frit to sinter the glass frit into a glaze disposed on the sidewalls of the plurality of cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena, Linda Frances Reynolds-Heffer
  • Patent number: 11124444
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass article may include SiO2, Al2O3, Li2O and Na2O. The glass article may have a softening point less than or equal to about 810° C. The glass article may also have a high temperature CTE less than or equal to about 27×10?6/° C. The glass article may also be ion exchangeable such that the glass has a compressive stress greater than or equal to about 600 MPa and a depth of layer greater than or equal to about 25 ?m after ion exchange in a salt bath comprising KNO3 at a temperature in a range from about 390° C. to about 450° C. for less than or equal to approximately 15 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Melinda Ann Drake, Karen Leslie Geisinger, Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith, Randall Eugene Youngman
  • Patent number: 11124328
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass containers resistant to delamination and methods for forming the same are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a delamination resistant glass container may include a glass article having a body extending between an interior surface and an exterior surface. The body defines an interior volume. The body may include an interior region extending from 10 nm below the interior surface of the body into a thickness of the body. The interior region has a persistent layer homogeneity such that the body is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Paul Stephen Danielson, James Patrick Hamilton, Robert Michael Morena, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Susan Lee Schiefelbein
  • Patent number: 11078106
    Abstract: A method of strengthening an alkali aluminoborosilicate glass. A compressive layer extending from a surface of the glass to a depth of layer is formed by exchanging larger metal cations for smaller metal cations present in the glass. In a second step, metal cations in the glass are exchanged for larger metal cations to a second depth in the glass that is less than the depth of layer and increase the compressive stress of the compressive layer. Formation of the compressive layer and replacement of cations with larger cations can be achieved by a two-step ion exchange process. An alkali aluminoborosilicate glass having a compressive layer and a crack indentation threshold of at least 3000 gf is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sinue Gomez, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20210202980
    Abstract: A method of forming a solid, dense, hermetic lithium-ion electrolyte membrane comprises combing an amorphous, glassy, or low melting temperature solid reactant with a refractory oxide reactant to form a mixture, casting the mixture to form a green body, and sintering the green body to form a solid membrane. The resulting electrolyte membranes can be incorporated into lithium-ion batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Michael Edward Badding, George Halsey Beall, Curtis Robert Fekety, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Robert Michael Morena, Zhen Song
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200375846
    Abstract: A glass container for storing pharmaceutical formulations may include a glass body formed from a Type IA or Type IB glass composition according to ASTM Standard E438-92(2011). The glass body may include a wall portion with an inner surface and an outer surface, a heel portion and a floor portion, wherein the inner surface of the glass container is formed by the inner surface of the glass body. The glass body may include at least a class A2 base resistance or better according to ISO 695, at least a type HGB2 hydrolytic resistance or better according to ISO 719 and Type 1 chemical durability according to USP <660>. The glass container does not comprise a boron-rich layer on the inner surface of the glass body in as formed condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons, Natesan Venkataraman, Ronald Luce Verkleeren
  • Patent number: 10813835
    Abstract: Glass pharmaceutical packages comprising glass containers are disclosed. In embodiments, a coated glass pharmaceutical package includes a glass container formed from one of a borosilicate glass composition that meets Type 1 criteria according to USP <660> or an alkali aluminosilicate glass having a Class HGA 1 hydrolytic resistance when tested according to the ISO 720-1985 testing standard. A lubricous coating may be positioned on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the glass container. The portion of the coated glass pharmaceutical package with the lubricous coating has a coefficient of friction that is at least 20% less than an uncoated glass container formed from the same glass composition. A horizontal compression strength of the portion of the coated glass pharmaceutical package with the lubricous coating may be at least 10% greater than an uncoated glass container formed from the same glass composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons, Natesan Venkataraman, Ronald Luce Verkleeren
  • Patent number: 10786431
    Abstract: A delamination resistant glass pharmaceutical container may include a glass body comprising a borosilicate glass having a Type 1 chemical durability according to USP <660>. At least an inner surface of the glass body may have a delamination factor less than or equal to 10. A thermally stable coating may be positioned around at least a portion of the outer surface of the glass body. The thermally stable coating may be an outermost coating on the outer surface of the glass body and the outer surface of the glass body with the thermally stable coating has a coefficient of friction less than or equal to 0.7. The thermally stable coating comprising at least one of a metal nitride coating, a metal oxide coating, a metal sulfide coating, SiO2, diamond-like carbon, graphene, and a carbide coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Christopher Lee Timmons, Natesan Venkataraman, Ronald Luce Verkleeren
  • Patent number: 10787292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are delamination resistant glass pharmaceutical containers which may include an aluminosilicate glass having a Class HGA 1 hydrolytic resistance when tested according to ISO 720-1985 testing standard. The glass containers may also have a compressive stress layer with a depth of layer of greater than 25 ?m. A surface compressive stress of the glass containers may be greater than or equal to 350 MPa. The delamination resistant glass pharmaceutical containers may be ion exchange strengthened and the ion exchange strengthening may include treating the delamination resistant glass pharmaceutical container in a molten salt bath for a time less than or equal to 5 hours at a temperature less than or equal to 450° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Paul Stephen Danielson, Steven Edward DeMartino, Melinda Ann Drake, Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, James Patrick Hamilton, Robert Michael Morena, Santona Pal, John Stephen Peanasky, Chandan Kumar Saha, Robert Anthony Schaut, Susan Lee Schiefelbein, Christopher Lee Timmons
  • Publication number: 20200223745
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics that exhibit a black color and are opaque. In one or more embodiments, the crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics include a precursor glass composition that exhibits a liquidus viscosity of greater than about 20 kPa*s. The glass-ceramics exhibit less than about 20 wt % of one or more crystalline phases, which can include a plurality of crystallites in the Fe2O3—TiO2—MgO system and an area fraction of less than about 15%. Exemplary compositions used in the crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics include, in mol %, SiO2 in the range from about 50 to about 76, Al2O3 in the range from about 4 to about 25, P2O5+B2O3 in the range from about 0 to about 14, R2O in the range from about 2 to about 20, one or more nucleating agents in the range from about 0 to about 5, and RO in the range from about 0 to about 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: David Eugene Baker, Matthew John Dejneka, Indrajit Dutta, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Publication number: 20200140319
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 65 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 12.5 mol. % Al2O3; from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide; and from about 2 mol. % to about 7 mol. % CaO. The glass composition may be free from boron and BaO. The glass composition may be susceptible to strengthening by ion-exchange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Patent number: 10604441
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics that exhibit a black color and are opaque. In one or more embodiments, the crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics include a precursor glass composition that exhibits a liquidus viscosity of greater than about 20 kPa*s. The glass-ceramics exhibit less than about 20 wt % of one or more crystalline phases, which can include a plurality of crystallites in the Fe2O3—TiO2—MgO system and an area fraction of less than about 15%. Exemplary compositions used in the crystallizable glasses and glass-ceramics include, in mol %, SiO2 in the range from about 50 to about 76, Al2O3 in the range from about 4 to about 25, P2O5+B2O3 in the range from about 0 to about 14, R2O in the range from about 2 to about 20, one or more nucleating agents in the range from about 0 to about 5, and RO in the range from about 0 to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORTED
    Inventors: David Eugene Baker, Matthew John Dejneka, Indrajit Dutta, Robert Michael Morena, Charlene Marie Smith
  • 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: 10577274
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass composition may include from 67 mol. % to about 75 mol. % SiO2; from about 6 mol. % to about 10 mol. % Al2O3; and from about 5 mol. % to about 12 mol. % alkali oxide. The alkali oxide may include K2O in an amount less than or equal to 0.5 mol. %. The glass composition may further include from about 9 mol. % to about 15 mol. % of alkaline earth oxide. The alkaline earth oxide may include greater than about 0 mol. % and less than or equal to 3 mol. % MgO, from 2 mol. % to about 7 mol % CaO, at least one of SrO and BaO. The glass composition may further include less than 1 mol. % B2O3. A ratio of a concentration of MgO to the sum of the concentration of divalent cations (MgO:?RO) may be less than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20200062630
    Abstract: Methods of producing a glass article include melting a first glass composition and feeding a second glass composition into the melter. Both glass compositions include the same combination of components but at least one component has a concentration that is different in each. At least three glass articles may be drawn from the melter, including: a first glass article formed from the first glass composition; at least one intermediate glass article composed of neither the first nor the second glass composition; and a final glass article not composed of the first glass composition. The concentration of the at least one component in the intermediate glass article may be between the concentration in the first and second glass compositions. The first glass article and final glass article may have differing values for certain properties, and the intermediate glass article may have an intermediate set of values for the same properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Indrajit Dutta, Jean Marc Galea, Melinda Ann Hourihan, Lisa Ann Lamberson, Robert Michael Morena, Jian-Zhi Jay Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200062637
    Abstract: A method of making a stoichiometric monazite (LaPO4) composition or a mixture of LaPO4 and LaP3O9 composition, as defined herein. Also disclosed is a method of joining or sealing materials with the compositions, as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Melinda Ann Drake, Robert Michael Morena
  • Publication number: 20200055768
    Abstract: A silicate glass that is tough and scratch resistant. The toughness is increased by minimizing the number of non-bridging oxygen atoms in the glass. In one embodiment, the silicate glass is an aluminoborosilicate glass in which ?15 mol %?(R2O+R?O—Al2O3—ZrO2)—B2O3?4 mol %, where R is one of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs, and R? is one of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Adam James Ellison, Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena