Patents by Inventor Timothy James Kiczenski

Timothy James Kiczenski 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: 20200073027
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electronic device comprising an enclosure and electrical components disposed at least partially inside the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a substrate having a tactile surface are disclosed. The tactile surface may include a textured surface, a coated surface or a coated textured surface that exhibits a low fingerprint visibility, when a fingerprint is applied to the tactile surface. In one or more embodiments, the substrate exhibits an average transmittance of about 80% or greater over the visible spectrum, a coefficient of friction less than about 0.3, a surface roughness Ra of about 500 nm or greater, and either one or both a transmission haze greater than about 60%, and a reflection haze at either 2 degrees from specular or 5 degrees from specular greater than 60%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski, Michelle Diane Pierson-Stull
  • Patent number: 10562272
    Abstract: A strengthened glass article (100), such as a substrate for a p-Si based transistors, includes first and second glass cladding layers (104, 106) and a glass core layer (102) disposed therebetween. A coefficient of thermal expansion [CTE] of each cladding layer (104, 106), which can be made of the same glass, is at least 1×10?7° C.?1 less than that of the core layer (102). Each of the core and cladding layers has a strain point less than 700° C. A compaction of the glass article (100) is at most about 20 ppm [see FIG. 1]. A method includes forming a glass article and/or heating a glass article to a first temperature of at least about 400° C. The glass article has a glass core layer (102) and a glass cladding layer (104, 106) adjacent to the core layer. The glass article is maintained at a temperature within a range of from 400° C. to 600° C. for a holding period from 30 to 90 minutes and subsequently cooled to a temperature of at most 50° C. over a cooling period from 30 seconds to 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy James Kiczenski, Samuel John Koseba, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10526537
    Abstract: A glass having from greater than or equal to about 0.1 mol. % to less than or equal to about 20 mol. % Ho2O3, and one or more chromophores selected from V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Se, Pr, Nd, Er, Yb, and combinations thereof. The amount of Ho2O3 (mol. %) is greater than or equal to 0.7 (CeO2 (mol. %)+Pr2O3 (mol. %)+Er2O3 (mol. %)). The glass can include one or more fluorescent ions selected from Cu, Sn, Ce, Eu, Tb, Tm, and combinations thereof in addition to, or in place of the chromophores. The glass can also include multiple fluorescent ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Publication number: 20200001640
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for improved visual features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Fenton, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Publication number: 20200008310
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for improved visual features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Fenton, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Patent number: 10473829
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electronic device comprising an enclosure and electrical components disposed at least partially inside the enclosure, wherein the enclosure comprises a substrate having a tactile surface are disclosed. The tactile surface may include a textured surface, a coated surface or a coated textured surface that exhibits a low fingerprint visibility, when a fingerprint is applied to the tactile surface. In one or more embodiments, the substrate exhibits an average transmittance of about 80% or greater over the visible spectrum, a coefficient of friction less than about 0.3, a surface roughness Ra of about 500 nm or greater, and either one or both a transmission haze greater than about 60%, and a reflection haze at either 2 degrees from specular or 5 degrees from specular greater than 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski, Michelle Diane Pierson-Stull
  • Patent number: 10475958
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for forming and using a top-contact disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Changqing Zhan, Paul John Schuele, Mark Albert Crowder, Sean Mathew Garner, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Patent number: 10407338
    Abstract: Fusion-formable sodium-containing aluminosilicate and boroaluminosilicate glasses are described. The glasses are particularly useful for controlled release of sodium—useful in semiconductor applications, such as thin film photovoltaics where the sodium required to optimize cell efficiency is to be derived from the substrate glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Adam James Ellison, James Patrick Hamilton, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Publication number: 20190261523
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an improved visual and optionally tactile features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device (e.g., a mobile electronic device, a mobile phone, a smartphone, a tablet, a phablet, a notebook computer, a laptop, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Matthew Wade Fenton, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Publication number: 20190155339
    Abstract: An article includes a substrate; a first layer disposed on the first major surface of the substrate, wherein the first layer has an adherence to the substrate of greater than or equal to 4B according to a cross hatch adhesion test set forth in ASTM D3359-17; and at least one ink layer disposed on the first layer having a surface roughness Ra greater than or equal 50 nm to provide a textured surface. Also disclosed is an article a substrate a coating disposed on the first major surface, wherein the coating has an adherence to the substrate of greater than or equal to 4B according to a cross hatch adhesion test set, a gauge hardness greater than or equal to 4H according to a pencil test, and a scratch hardness greater than or equal to 3H according to a pencil test set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Wade Fenton, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Patent number: 10299396
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an improved visual and optionally tactile features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device (e.g., a mobile electronic device, a mobile phone, a smartphone, a tablet, a phablet, a notebook computer, a laptop, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Matthew Wade Fenton, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Publication number: 20190147126
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and apparatus are provided for predicting/estimating (i) a non-equilibrium viscosity for at least one given time point in a given temperature profile for a given glass composition, (ii) at least one temperature profile that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given glass composition, or (iii) at least one glass composition that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given time point in a given temperature profile. The methods and apparatus can be used to predict/estimate stress relaxation in a glass article during forming as well as compaction, stress relaxation, and/or thermal sag or thermal creep of a glass article when the article is subjected to one or more post-forming thermal treatments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Clippinger Allan, Adam James Ellison, Xiaoju Guo, Timothy James Kiczenski, John Christopher Mauro, Marcel Potuzak
  • Publication number: 20190144322
    Abstract: A method of making a glass sheet comprises laminating a high CTE core glass to a low CTE clad glass at high temperatures and allowing the laminate to cool creating compressive stress in the clad glass, and then ion exchanging the laminate to increase the compressive stress in the outer near surface regions of the clad glass. The core glass may include ions that exchange with ion in the clad glass to increase the compressive stress in inner surface regions of the clad glass adjacent to the clad glass/core glass interfaces. The glass laminate may be formed and laminated using a fusion forming and laminating process and fusion formable and ion exchangeable glass compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Gallagher, Suresh Thakordas Gulati, Timothy James Kiczenski, Robert Anthony Schaut, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Publication number: 20190135680
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions, articles, devices, and methods for the manufacture of light guide plates and back light units including such light guide plates made from glass. In some embodiments, light guide plates (LGPs) are provided that have similar or superior optical properties to light guide plates made from PMMA and that have exceptional mechanical properties such as rigidity, CTE and dimensional stability in high moisture conditions as compared to PMMA light guide plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Jacques Gollier, Timothy James Kiczenski, Ellen Anne King, Luis Alberto Zenteno
  • Patent number: 10216871
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and apparatus are provided for predicting/estimating (i) a non-equilibrium viscosity for at least one given time point in a given temperature profile for a given glass composition, (ii) at least one temperature profile that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given glass composition, or (iii) at least one glass composition that will provide a given non-equilibrium viscosity for a given time point in a given temperature profile. The methods and apparatus can be used to predict/estimate stress relaxation in a glass article during forming as well as compaction, stress relaxation, and/or thermal sag or thermal creep of a glass article when the article is subjected to one or more post-forming thermal treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Clippinger Allan, Adam James Ellison, Xiaoju Guo, Timothy James Kiczenski, John Christopher Mauro, Marcel Potuzak
  • Patent number: 10196295
    Abstract: A method of making a glass sheet comprises laminating a high CTE core glass to a low CTE clad glass at high temperatures and allowing the laminate to cool creating compressive stress in the clad glass, and then ion exchanging the laminate to increase the compressive stress in the outer near surface regions of the clad glass. The core glass may include ions that exchange with ion in the clad glass to increase the compressive stress in inner surface regions of the clad glass adjacent to the clad glass/core glass interfaces. The glass laminate may be formed and laminated using a fusion forming and laminating process and fusion formable and ion exchangeable glass compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Suresh Thakordas Gulati, Michael Thomas Gallagher, Timothy James Kiczenski, Robert Anthony Schaut, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Publication number: 20190023606
    Abstract: Intermediate to high CTE glass compositions and laminates formed from the same are described. The glasses described herein have properties, such as liquidus viscosity or liquidus temperature, which make them particularly well suited for use in fusion forming processes, such as the fusion down draw process and/or the fusion lamination process. Further, the glass composition may be used in a laminated glass article, such as a laminated glass article formed by a fusion laminate process, to provide strengthened laminates via clad compression as a result of CTE mismatch between the core glass and clad glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy James Kiczenski, John Christopher Mauro, Michelle Diane Pierson-Stull, Robert Anthony Schaut, Natesan Venkateraman
  • Patent number: 10173920
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions, articles, devices, and methods for the manufacture of light guide plates and back light units including such light guide plates made from glass. In some embodiments, light guide plates (LGPs) are provided that have similar or superior optical properties to light guide plates made from PMMA and that have exceptional mechanical properties such as rigidity, CTE and dimensional stability in high moisture conditions as compared to PMMA light guide plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Jacques Gollier, Timothy James Kiczenski, Ellen Anne King, Luis Alberto Zenteno
  • Publication number: 20180312421
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to scalable surface feature formation in a substrate and, more particularly, to systems and methods for forming displays using mechanically pressed patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Timothy James Kiczenski, William Edward Lock, Thomas Matthew Sonner
  • Patent number: 10115862
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a direct emission display. The method provides a transparent substrate with an array of wells formed in its top surface. A fluid stream is supplied to the substrate top surface comprising a plurality of top-contact light emitting diode (LED) disks. The wells are filled with the LED disks. A first array of electrically conductive lines is formed over the substrate top surface to connect with a first contact of each LED disk, and a second array of electrically conductive lines is formed over the substrate top surface to connect with a second contact of each LED disk. An insulator over the disk exposes an upper disk (e.g., p-doped) contact region. A via is formed through the disk, exposing a center contact region of a lower (e.g., n-doped) disk contact region. Also provided are a top-contact LED disk and direct emission display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Changqing Zhan, Paul John Schuele, Mark Albert Crowder, Sean Mathew Garner, Timothy James Kiczenski