Patents by Inventor Zhongzhi Tang

Zhongzhi Tang 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: 10730791
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Publication number: 20200231489
    Abstract: A glass pharmaceutical package having a glass composition of 68.00 mol % to 81.00 mol % SiO2, from 4.00 mol % to 11.00 mol % Al2O3, from 0.10 mol % to 16.00 mol % Li2O, from 0.10 mol % to 12.00 mol % Na2O, from 0.00 mol % to 5.00 mol % K2O, from 0.10 mol % to 8.00 mol % MgO, from 0.10 mol % to 5.00 mol % CaO, from 0.00 mol % to 0.20 mol % fining agent. The glass pharmaceutical package is delamination resistant, and has class 1 or class 2 chemical durability in acid, base, and water. The glass pharmaceutical package may have a surface compressive stress of at least 350 MPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Publication number: 20200223750
    Abstract: A strengthened glass having a stress profile that differs from error-function and parabolic profiles. Stress relaxation and thermal annealing/diffusion effects, which occur at longer ion exchange and/or anneal times increase the depth of compression of the surface layer. A method of achieving these effects is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Pascale Oram, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Publication number: 20200199019
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t up to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometer, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension in the range from about 80 MPa to about 100 MPa. In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a value at a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Publication number: 20200201397
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (DOC) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit SiC particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds. Devices incorporating the glass articles described herein and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10640415
    Abstract: A glass pharmaceutical package having a glass composition of 68.00 mol % to 81.00 mol % SiO2, from 4.00 mol % to 11.00 mol % Al2O3, from 0.10 mol % to 16.00 mol % Li2O, from 0.10 mol % to 12.00 mol % Na2O, from 0.00 mol % to 5.00 mol % K2O, from 0.10 mol % to 8.00 mol % MgO, from 0.10 mol % to 5.00 mol % CaO, from 0.00 mol % to 0.20 mol % fining agent. The glass pharmaceutical package is delamination resistant, and has class 1 or class 2 chemical durability in acid, base, and water. The glass pharmaceutical package may be substantially free of B2O3, SrO, BaO, and ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Nadja Teresia Lönnroth, Lina Ma, Robert Anthony Schaut, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Jamie Todd Westbrook
  • Patent number: 10611681
    Abstract: A strengthened glass having a stress profile that differs from error-function and parabolic profiles. Stress relaxation and thermal annealing/diffusion effects, which occur at longer ion exchange and/or anneal times increase the depth of compression of the surface layer. A method of achieving these effects is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Pascale Oram, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10579106
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (DOC) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit SiC particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds. Devices incorporating the glass articles described herein and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10570059
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t up to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometer, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension in the range from about 80 MPa to about 100 MPa. In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a value at a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 10532947
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Publication number: 20190218137
    Abstract: A borate glass includes from 25.0 mol % to 70.0 mol % B2O3; from 0.0 mol % to 10.0 mol % SiO2; from 0.0 mol % to 15.0 mol % Al2O3; from 3.0 mol % to 15.0 mol % Nb2O5; from 0.0 mol % to 12.0 mol % alkali metal oxides; from 0.0 mol % to 5.0 mol % ZnO; from 0.0 mol % to 8.0 mol % ZrO2; from 0.0 mol % to 15.0 mol % TiO2; less than 0.5 mol % Bi2O3; and less than 0.5 mol % P2O5. The optical borate glass includes a sum of B2O3+Al2O3+SiO2 from 35.0 mol % to 76.0 mol %, a sum of CaO+MgO from 0.0 mol % to 35.5 mol %. The borate glass has a refractive index, measured at 587.6 nm, of greater than 1.70, a density of less than 4.50 g/cm3, and an Abbe number, VD, from 20.0 to 47.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoju Guo, Lina Ma, Paulo Jorge Gaspar Marques, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Publication number: 20190210916
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 10315949
    Abstract: Alkali aluminosilicate glasses that exhibit fast ion exchange performance and having low softening points that enable the glasses to be formed into non-planar, three-dimensional shapes. The glasses contain less than about 1 mol % of boron oxide and, in some embodiments, are substantially free of B2O3. Furthermore, these glasses have excess amounts of alkali oxides relative to both Al2O3 and P2O5, in order to improve melting behavior and ion exchange performance while still achieving sufficiently low softening points to allow for formability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, John Christopher Mauro, Yihong Mauro, Rohit Rai, Adama Tandia, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10294151
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 10266447
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 10259746
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol % or greater or about 0.5 mol % or greater throughout the thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Publication number: 20190106357
    Abstract: A pre-fractured glass laminate that includes: a glass substrate comprising a thickness, a pair of opposed primary surfaces, a compressive stress region, a central tension (CT) region and a plurality of cracks; a second phase comprising a polymer or a cured resin within the plurality of cracks; a backing layer; and an interlayer disposed between one of the primary surfaces of the substrate and the backing layer. The compressive stress region extends from each of the primary surfaces to a first selected depth in the substrate. Further, the plurality of cracks is located in the CT region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Publication number: 20180370843
    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: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Zhongzhi Tang, Lisa Anne Tietz Moore
  • Publication number: 20180312431
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t up to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometer, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension in the range from about 80 MPa to about 100 MPa. In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a value at a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 10017417
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t up to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometer, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension in the range from about 80 MPa to about 100 MPa. In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a value at a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje