Patents by Inventor Robert Randall Hancock, Jr.

Robert Randall Hancock, Jr. 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: 20180364024
    Abstract: A beam-shaping optical system suitable for use with optical coherence tomography having a beam-shaping insert having a polymeric material, the beam-shaping insert integrally defining a beam-shaping element. The beam-shaping element has a reflective element positioned on a curved surface. A light source generates an electromagnetic beam. An optical fiber having a core and a cladding, the optical fiber having first end optically coupled with the light source and a fiber end. The fiber end is configured to emit the electromagnetic beam toward the beam-shaping element. The reflective element has a reflectivity greater than about 98% for both a first wavelength band of the electromagnetic beam and a second wavelength band of the electromagnetic beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Adra Smith Baca, Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Gary Allen Hart, Horst Schreiber, Daniel Max Staloff, Jue Wang
  • Publication number: 20180282201
    Abstract: A textured glass article that includes: a glass substrate comprising a thickness, a primary surface and a bulk composition at the midpoint of the thickness; and a textured region defined by the primary surface and comprising a textured region composition. The textured region comprises a sparkle of 2% or less. Further, the bulk composition comprises about 40 mol % to 80 mol % silica and the textured region composition comprises at least about 40 mol % silica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Kelleen Kaye Hughes, Yuhui Jin, Aize Li
  • Publication number: 20140342148
    Abstract: A glass structure and a method for creating the glass structure include a glass carrier layer and a flexible glass substrate. The glass structure includes an intermediate layer at least temporarily bonding the flexible glass substrate to the glass carrier layer. The intermediate layer includes a first debond layer attached to an adhesion layer. The first debond layer is at least partially resistant to a high temperature processing of the glass structure at a temperature of greater than or equal to about 500° C. The first debond layer is configured to enable the flexible glass substrate to be debonded from the glass carrier layer after the high temperature processing of the glass structure. A method for processing the glass structure includes debonding the flexible glass substrate from the glass carrier layer after the high temperature process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Theresa Chang, Sean Matthew Garner, Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Jennifer Lynn Lyon
  • Patent number: 8883314
    Abstract: Described herein are various articles that have improved resistance to the adverse effects observed when tactilely-transferable residue is contacted therewith, along with methods for their manufacture and use. The articles and methods generally make use of an adhesion binder that can be used to form a polymer network around a solvent-soluble fluoropolymer to adhere the fluoropolymer to the surface of the article substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Robert Randall Hancock, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8865465
    Abstract: Synthetic cell culture surfaces, including a hydrophobe modified cellulose or an hydroxylated acrylate polymer composition and optionally including a silica source, cell culture coating and cell culture articles incorporating the composition, and methods of making and using the articles for cell culture, as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Wendy Annette Baker, Theresa Chang, Robert Randall Hancock, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130323419
    Abstract: Methods for preparing a polymer membrane on a porous support may include providing a porous support having an outer wall, a first end, a second end, and porous channel surfaces that define a plurality of channels through the porous support from the first end to the second end. The plurality of channels includes membrane channels. The channel surfaces that define the membrane channels are membrane-channel surfaces. The polymer membrane may be coated onto the porous support by first establishing a pressure differential between the outer wall and the plurality of channels. Then, a pre-polymer solution may be applied to the membrane-channel surfaces and, optionally, the first and second ends, by slip coating or emulsion coating while the pressure differential is maintained. This results in formation of a pre-polymer layer on at least the membrane-channel surfaces. Then, the pre-polymer layer may be cured to form the polymer membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, David Ferrughelli, Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Trista Nicole Hesch, Randall D. Partridge, Emmanuel Ulysses
  • Publication number: 20120189843
    Abstract: Described herein are various articles that have improved resistance to the adverse effects observed when tactilely-transferable residue is contacted therewith, along with methods for their manufacture and use. The articles and methods generally make use of an adhesion binder that can be used to form a polymer network around a solvent-soluble fluoropolymer to adhere the fluoropolymer to the surface of the article substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Robert Randall Hancock, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120178162
    Abstract: Synthetic cell culture surfaces, including a hydrophobe modified cellulose or an hydroxylated acrylate polymer composition and optionally including a silica source, cell culture coating and cell culture articles incorporating the composition, and methods of making and using the articles for cell culture, as defined herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Wendy Annette Baker, Theresa Chang, Robert Randall Hancock, JR.
  • Patent number: 8093322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable composition having an oligomer, at least one monomer, and an amount of a substantially non-reactive oligomeric additive. The substantially non-reactive oligomeric additive is present in an amount effective to yield a cured product having a fracture toughness value that is higher than the fracture toughness value of a cured product of an otherwise identical composition lacking the non-reactive oligomeric additive. The present invention also relates to coated optical fibers, optical ribbons or bundles, and telecommunication systems having the curable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Randall Hancock, Jr., David Neal Schissel
  • Publication number: 20110053270
    Abstract: A method for forming a pattern-coated substrate includes disposing a composition comprising a polysaccharide-based polymer on a substrate to generate a coated substrate. The polysaccharide-based polymer composition is substantially free of cross-linking monomers. The method further includes exposing a portion of the coated substrate to a first dose of UV radiation to induce crosslinking of the polysaccharide-based polymer, wherein a portion of the substrate is shielded from the ionizing radiation. The UV exposed coated substrate may be washed or hydrated to remove uncross-linked polysaccharide-based polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Robert Randall Hancock, JR., Trista Nicole Hesch, Michael Lesley Sorensen, Ruchirej Yongsunthon