Patents by Inventor Timothy Michael Gross

Timothy Michael Gross 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: 20210323857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a glass article having a glass composition. The glass composition includes SiO2 in an amount of from 63 mol % to 75 mol %, Al2O3 in an amount of from 7 mol % to 13 mol %, R2O in an amount of from 13 mol % to 24 mol %, P2O5 in an amount of from 0.1 mol % to 1.2 mol %, and a water content ?-OH of 0.1 abs/mm to 0.5 abs/mm. Further, the glass composition includes at least one of MgO or ZnO. MgO is present in a range from 0 mol % to 7 mol %, and ZnO is present in a range from 0 mol % to 7 mol %. The glass article has an anneal point and a softening point, and the relationship of (anneal point+softening point)/2 is less than 685° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore
  • Patent number: 11124443
    Abstract: Glasses comprising SiO2, Al2O3, and P2O5 that are capable of chemical strengthened by ion exchange and having high damage resistance. These phosphate-containing glasses have a structure in which silica (SiO2) is replaced by aluminum phosphate (AlPO4) and/or boron phosphate (BPO4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Timothy Michael Gross, Marcel Potuzak
  • Patent number: 11111173
    Abstract: A glass article including, on an oxide basis, from 60 mol % to 74 mol % SiO2, from 7 mol % to 18 mol % Al2O3, from 3 mol % to 16 mol % B2O3, from 0 mol % to 6 mol % Na2O, from 0 mol % to 5 mol % P2O5, from 5 mol % to 11 mol % Li2O, less than or equal to 0.2 mol % SnO2, and from 0.5 mol % to 6.5 mol % divalent cation oxides. The glass article has a molar ratio of Al2O3:(R2O+RO) greater than or equal to 0.9, where R2O is a sum of alkali metal oxides in mol % and RO is a sum of divalent cation oxides in mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 11116098
    Abstract: Embodiments of a dynamically bendable automotive interior display system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a display, a dynamically bendable cover substrate assembly disposed over the display, wherein the cover substrate assembly comprises a cover substrate with a bend axis, and a reversible support attached to at least a portion the cover substrate that dynamically bends the cover substrate along the bend axis in a cycle from a first radius of curvature to a second radius of curvature and from the second radius of curvature to the first radius of curvature. In one or more embodiments, the system includes one or more frames that partially house the display and are attached to the cover substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Khaled Layouni, Torsten Nath, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Publication number: 20210267213
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include as plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing condition and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Publication number: 20210269353
    Abstract: Alkali aluminosilicate glasses that may be ion exchanged to achieve ultra-high peak compressive stress. The glasses may be ion exchanged to achieve a peak compressive stress of at least about 1000 MPa and up to about 1500 MPa. The high peak compressive stress provides high strength for glasses with shallow flaw size distributions. These glasses have high Young's moduli, which correspond to high fracture toughness and improved failure strength and are suitable for high-strength cover glass applications that experience significant bending stresses in use such as, for example, as cover glass in flexible displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Publication number: 20210267212
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses, and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include a plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O, and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing condition and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11104602
    Abstract: Embodiments of alkali aluminosilicate glass articles that may be chemically strengthened to achieve a maximum surface compressive stress that exceeds compressive stresses that have been achieved in similar glasses are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the fictive temperature of these glass articles may be equal to the 1011 poise (P) viscosity temperature of the glass article. In some embodiments, the strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles described herein may exhibit a maximum compressive stress of at least about 400 MPa, 800 MPa, 930 MPa or 1050 MPa. In some embodiments, the strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles described herein may exhibit a compressive stress layer extending to a depth of layer of at least about 40 ?m (in samples having a thickness of 1 mm). In still other embodiments, these strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles exhibit a parabolic or near-parabolic tensile stress profile in the central region of the glass articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Publication number: 20210253471
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass articles comprising an anneal point (° C.) and a softening point (° C.), and the relationship of (anneal point+softening point)/2 in a range from about 625° C. to about 725° C. are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the glass articles include a glass composition including SiO2 in an amount in a range from about 63 mol % to about 75 mol %; Al2O3 in an amount in a range from about 7 mol % to about 13 mol %; R2O in an amount from about 13 mol % to about 24 mol %; P2O5 in an amount in a range from about 0 mol % to about 3 mol %, and one or both of MgO and ZnO. Laminates including such glass articles, and methods for making such laminates are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Zhongzhi Tang, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore
  • Publication number: 20210238080
    Abstract: A glass article including any one or several of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, Li2O, SnO2 and a fusion line. The glass article can also include a liquidus viscosity less than or equal to 100 kP. In some embodiments, the glass article includes, on an oxide basis, from 60 mol % to 74 mol % SiO2, from 7 mol % to 18 mol % Al2O3, from 3 mol % to 16 mol % B2O3, from 0 mol % to 6 mol % Na2O, from 0 mol % to 5 mol % P2O5, from 5 mol % to 11 mol % Li2O, less than or equal to 0.2 mol % SnO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Shawn Rachelle Markham, Charlene Marie Smith, Jae Hyun Yu
  • Patent number: 11078104
    Abstract: A glass composition includes greater than or equal to 69.0 mol % SiO2, greater than or equal to 7.0 mol % Al2O3, greater than or equal to 14.0 mol % R2O, and an absolute value of a slope of a line extending between a first endpoint and a second endpoint less than or equal to |0.020|. The first endpoint is a Young's modulus at a fictive temperature of the annealing point temperature and the second endpoint is a Young's modulus at a fictive temperature of the strain point temperature, and the slope is a change in Young's modulus (GPa) per 1° C. change in fictive temperature. R2O is a total amount of alkali metal oxides and includes at least two alkali metal oxides. A glass article and consumer electronic product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Alexandra Lai Ching Kao Andrews Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11066323
    Abstract: Embodiments of alkali aluminosilicate glass articles that may be chemically strengthened to achieve a maximum surface compressive stress that exceeds compressive stresses that have been achieved in similar glasses are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the fictive temperature of these glass articles may be equal to the 1011 poise (P) viscosity temperature of the glass article. In some embodiments, the strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles described herein may exhibit a maximum compressive stress of at least about 400 MPa, 800 MPa, 930 MPa or 1050 MPa. In some embodiments, the strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles described herein may exhibit a compressive stress layer extending to a depth of layer of at least about 40 ?m (in samples having a thickness of 1 mm). In still other embodiments, these strengthened alkali aluminosilicate glass articles exhibit a parabolic or near-parabolic tensile stress profile in the central region of the glass articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Patent number: 11066324
    Abstract: A glass article including, on an oxide basis, from 60 mol % to 74 mol % SiO2, from 7 mol % to 18 mol % Al2O3, from 3 mol % to 16 mol % B2O3, from 0 mol % to 6 mol % Na2O, from 0 mol % to 5 mol % P2O5, from 5 mol % to 11 mol % Li2O, less than or equal to 0.2 mol % SnO2, and from 0.5 mol % to 6.5 mol % divalent cation oxides. The glass article has a molar ratio of Al2O3:(R2O+RO) greater than or equal to 0.9, where R2O is a sum of alkali metal oxides in mol % and RO is a sum of divalent cation oxides in mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Publication number: 20210216161
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Cleary, Steven Edward DeMartino, Timothy Michael Gross, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Torsten Nath, Fabio Lopes Brandao Salgado, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Publication number: 20210206145
    Abstract: A cover element for a foldable electronic device that includes a foldable glass element, first and second primary surfaces, and a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface to a first depth that is defined by a stress ?I of at least about 100 MPa in compression at the first primary surface. The device also includes a polymeric layer disposed over the first primary surface. The glass element has a stress profile such that when the glass element is bent to a target bend radius of from 1 mm to 20 mm, to induce a bending stress ?B at the first primary surface in tension, ?I+?B<400 MPa (in tension). Further, the cover element can withstand a pen drop height of at least 1.5 times that of a control pen drop height of the cover element without the layer according to a Drop Test 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Polly Wanda CHU, Michael Patrick Donovan, Timothy Michael Gross, Louis Mattos, JR., Prakash Chandra Panda, Robert Lee Smith, III
  • Patent number: 11039619
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include as plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing conditions and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11039620
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include as plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing conditions and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11039621
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention pertain to antimicrobial glass compositions, glasses and articles. The articles include a glass, which may include a glass phase and a cuprite phase. In other embodiments, the glasses include as plurality of Cu1+ ions, a degradable phase including B2O3, P2O5 and K2O and a durable phase including SiO2. Other embodiments include glasses having a plurality of Cu1+ ions disposed on the surface of the glass and in the glass network and/or the glass matrix. The article may also include a polymer. The glasses and articles disclosed herein exhibit a 2 log reduction or greater in a concentration of at least one of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomomas aeruginosa bacteria, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and E. coli, under the EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy as a Sanitizer testing conditions and under Modified JIS Z 2801 for Bacteria testing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Gary Stephen Calabrese, Timothy Michael Gross, Dayue Jiang, Jianguo Wang
  • Publication number: 20210179472
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method for pair bending glass articles is provided herein. In the method, a first glass article and a second glass article are stacked to form a stack. The first glass article includes a first surface, a second surface that opposes the first surface, and a first composition having first annealing and softening temperatures. The second glass article includes a third surface, a fourth surface that opposes the third surface, and a second composition having second annealing and softening temperatures. The annealing temperatures are within 35° C. of each other and are at least 550° C. The softening temperatures are within 35° C. of each other and are at least 750° C. In the method, the stack is placed on a mold, and the stack is heated to a sagging temperature such that a shaped stack is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Jeffrey Todd Kohli
  • Patent number: 11028007
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass articles comprising an anneal point (° C.) and a softening point (° C.), and the relationship of (anneal point+softening point)/2 in a range from about 625° C. to about 725° C. are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the glass articles include a glass composition including SiO2 in an amount in a range from about 63 mol % to about 75 mol %; Al2O3 in an amount in a range from about 7 mol % to about 13 mol %; R2O in an amount from about 13 mol % to about 24 mol %; P2O5 in an amount in a range from about 0 mol % to about 3 mol %, and one or both of MgO and ZnO. Laminates including such glass articles, and methods for making such laminates are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Zhongzhi Tang, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore