US Pat. No. 9,134,218

METHODS OF TESTING A HONEYCOMB FILTER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of testing a honeycomb filter comprising the steps of:
(I) providing a honeycomb filter including an intermediate portion disposed between a first end portion and a second end portion
along a length of the honeycomb filter, the honeycomb filter including honeycomb network of channels defined by a plurality
of intersecting porous walls, wherein the honeycomb network of channels extend along the length of the honeycomb filter between
the first end portion and the second end portion;

(II) wetting at least one of the first end portion and the second end portion to provide at least one wetted end portion,
wherein the wetted end portion has a higher degree of wetness than the intermediate portion;

(III) flowing a fog with moisture droplets into the honeycomb network of channels at the first end portion of the honeycomb
filter; and

(IV) monitoring the second end portion of the honeycomb filter for moisture droplets of the fog exiting the honeycomb network
of channels.

US Pat. No. 9,073,792

METHODS FOR IMPROVED ATMOSPHERE CONTROL THROUGH SECONDARY GAS PRESSURE WAVE FIRING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for firing ware in a furnace, the method comprising:
positioning at least one stack of ware in a ware space of a furnace, the stack of ware comprising a plurality of ware articles
arranged such that at least laterally adjacent ware articles are spaced apart;

heating the at least one stack of ware in the ware space of the furnace;
introducing a first gas flow into the ware space on a first side of the at least one stack of ware as the stack is heated;
introducing a second gas flow into the ware space on a second side of the at least one stack of ware as the stack is heated;
and

adjusting a flow condition of at least one of the first and second gas flows to create a pressure differential within the
furnace across at least a portion of the ware space such that at least some of the first or second gas flows through the at
least one stack of ware,

wherein the first gas flow introduced on the first side of the stack has a first flow rate FR1, the second gas flow introduced on the second side of the stack has a second flow rate FR2, and FR1?FR2.

US Pat. No. 9,202,996

LED LIGHTING DEVICES WITH QUANTUM DOT GLASS CONTAINMENT PLATES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A lighting device comprising a chip-on-board (COB) light emitting diode (LED) light source, a light source encapsulant,
a quantum dot distributed color conversion medium, and a quantum dot glass containment plate, wherein:
the COB LED light source comprises at least one LED and defines a light source encapsulant cavity in which the light source
encapsulant is distributed over the LED;

the quantum dot glass containment plate is positioned over the light source encapsulant cavity and contains the distributed
color conversion medium; and

the distributed color conversion medium comprises a quantum dot structure and is distributed in two dimensions over an emission
field of the lighting device within the quantum dot glass containment plate;

the light source encapsulant comprises a primary distributed color conversion medium;
the color conversion medium of the quantum dot glass containment plate defines a supplemental emission field of the lighting
device; and

the emission field defined by the primary distributed color conversion medium is spatially congruent with, but spectrally
distinct from, the supplemental emission field defined by the quantum dot glass containment plate.

US Pat. No. 9,493,766

PCR REACTION CLEANUP BUFFERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A buffer for use with a magnetic affinity-binding thermoplastic particle extraction process comprising at least one soluble
polyol having a base structure of Formula 3:

wherein R3 is OH, CH3, (—OCH2CH2O)nH, or


wherein R1, R2, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently H, or (—CH2CH2O)nH;

wherein each n is independently an integer of one or greater;
wherein at least one of R1, R2, R4, R5, R6 and R7 is (—CH2CH2O)nH;

wherein the total number of (—CH2CH2O)nH groups is Nt; and,

wherein Nt is at least 6.

US Pat. No. 9,309,491

CELL CULTURE APPARATUS FOR CO-CULTURE OF CELLS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

8. A multi-layer cell co-culture culture vessel comprising:
a first group of a plurality of cell culture chambers in a multi-layer cell culture vessel, wherein each of the plurality
of cell chambers of the first group has an aperture;

a second group of a plurality of cell culture chambers in a multi-layer cell culture vessel; wherein each of the plurality
of cell chambers of the second group has an aperture;

at least one tracheal chamber adjacent to two cell culture chambers and separated from the adjacent cell culture chambers
by a gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane;

a manifold comprising two apertures, a first aperture and a second aperture, and a divider which separates a first port from
a second port,

wherein the first aperture provides access to the first group of cell culture chambers through the ports, but does not provide
access to the second group of cell culture chambers, and

wherein the second aperture provides access to the second group of cell culture chambers through the apertures, but does not
provide access to the second group of cell culture chambers.

US Pat. No. 9,242,886

DELIVERY APPARATUS FOR A GLASS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A delivery apparatus for a glass manufacturing apparatus, including:
a linear conduit extending along an axis, the linear conduit including an upstream portion and a downstream portion with a
first passage defined between the upstream and downstream portions, the first passage configured to provide a path for a quantity
of molten glass traveling through the linear conduit, the first passage further including a stirring element positioned therein
and configured to stir the molten glass traveling through the linear conduit;

an elbow conduit including an upstream portion and a downstream portion with a second passage defined between the upstream
and downstream portions of the elbow conduit, the upstream portion of the elbow conduit joined to the downstream portion of
the linear conduit such that the first passage is in fluid communication with the second passage, wherein the elbow conduit
is bent out of a direction of the axis of the linear conduit so as to extend away from a footprint extension of the first
passage of the linear conduit thereby defining a curved segment located within the footprint extension; and

an electrical circuit configured to heat the linear conduit and the elbow conduit, the electrical circuit including a first
electrode mounted to the upstream portion of the linear conduit, a second electrode mounted downstream of the upstream portion
of the linear conduit, and a third electrode mounted to the curved segment so as to be confined within the footprint extension,

wherein the electrical circuit is configured to apply a current between the second electrode and the third electrode through
the elbow conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,108,876

PRESSED, MULTILAYERED SILICA SOOT PREFORMS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF SINGLE SINTER STEP, COMPLEX REFRACTIVE INDEX PROFILE OPTICAL FIBER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A process for use in the manufacture of an optical fiber, comprising:
preparing an inner cladding layer of silica soot which surrounds a core using an outside vapor deposition technique;
pressing at least one layer of silica powder over the inner cladding layer to obtain a monolithic soot blank, wherein the
at least one layer of silica powder has a surface area that is different from the inner cladding layer; and

sintering the monolithic soot blank in the presence of gaseous chlorine dopant, whereby the pressed layer retains a different
concentration of chlorine than the inner cladding layer due to said difference in surface area of the at least one layer of
silica powder.

US Pat. No. 9,145,324

ROLLER PAIRS FOR PROCESSING GLASS RIBBONS AND DRAW APPARATUSES INCORPORATING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A roller pair for applying force to a glass ribbon moving in a draw direction comprising:
a first roller assembly and a second roller assembly positioned along opposite sides of the glass ribbon, the first and second
roller assemblies each comprising a shaft and a contact wheel coupled to the shaft, wherein:

the shaft of the first roller assembly is coupled to a support frame;
the shaft of the second roller assembly is coupled to an actuation system, the actuation system comprising a repositionable
support member allowing translation of the shaft of the second roller assembly in a direction transverse to the draw direction
of the glass ribbon, a pneumatic actuator controlling a position of the contact wheel of the second roller assembly in the
direction transverse to the draw direction of the glass ribbon, and a pneumatic reservoir in fluid communication with the
pneumatic actuator delivering fluid at an elevated pressure to the pneumatic actuator, wherein the pneumatic actuator is coupled
to the support frame; and

the actuation system further comprises a thermally insulative member positioned between a mounting surface of the pneumatic
actuator and a mating surface of the support frame.

US Pat. No. 9,128,245

LOW COST, FAST CURING OPTICAL FIBER COATINGS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A radiation-curable composition for coating an optical waveguide comprising:
at least one polyfunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer;
at least one photoinitiator; and
at least one non-radiation-curable polar polymer, the non-radiation-curable polar polymer having a repeat unit that includes
a pendent group, the pendent group comprising oxygen.

US Pat. No. 9,335,093

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT MICROWAVE DRYING OF EXTRUDED HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of efficiently drying logs in a microwave dryer having at least a first-end applicator and a second-end applicator
having respective first and second cavities, comprising:
conveying first wet logs from the first to the second cavity while microwave drying the first wet logs in the first cavity
to form first partially dry logs that enter the second cavity, and microwave drying the first partially dry logs in the second
cavity to form first dry logs that exit the second cavity; and

conveying second wet logs from the second cavity to the first cavity during microwave drying of the first partially dry logs
in the second cavity, thereby forming second partially dry logs that enter the first cavity, and microwave drying the second
partially dry logs in the first cavity during microwave drying of the first wet logs in the first cavity to form second dry
logs that exit the first cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,296,638

THERMALLY TEMPERED GLASS AND METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR THERMAL TEMPERING OF GLASS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

11. Process for strengthening a sheet, the process comprising:
a. supporting at least a portion of a sheet on a first surface thereof, at least in part, by a flow or a pressure of a gas
delivered to a gap between the first surface and a first heat sink, wherein the sheet comprises a glass having a transition
temperature and the sheet is at a temperature greater than the transition temperature of the glass;

b. cooling the sheet, by thermal conduction more than by convection, from the first surface of the sheet through the gas to
the first heat sink, to a temperature below the transition temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,227,295

NON-POLISHED GLASS WAFER, THINNING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING THE NON-POLISHED GLASS WAFER TO THIN A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A non-polished glass wafer comprising:
a body including a non-polished first surface and a non-polished second surface which are substantially parallel to each other,
wherein:

the body has a wafer quality index which is less than about 6.0, wherein the wafer quality index is equal to a total thickness
variation in micrometers plus one-tenth of a warp in micrometers, wherein the total thickness variation is a difference between
a highest thickness elevation and a lowest thickness elevation across the body between the non-polished first surface and
the non-polished second surface, and the warp is a sum of absolute values of a maximum distance between a highest point and
a least squares focal plane applied to a shape of the body and a maximum distance between a lowest point and the least squares
focal plane applied to the shape of the body, where the highest point and the lowest point are both with respect to a same
non-polished surface of the body; and

the non-polished first surface has a surface roughness less than about 5 Å RMS.

US Pat. No. 9,199,816

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GUIDING FLEXIBLE GLASS RIBBONS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. Apparatus for guiding a moving glass ribbon having a central portion and extending along a plane encompassing first and
second edges of the glass ribbon, comprising:
(a) a first ribbon-guiding assembly comprising:
(i) a first ribbon-curving subassembly for producing a first curved section of the ribbon that extends along a curved portion
of the plane without mechanically contacting the central portion of the ribbon, the curvature of the section being along the
direction of motion of the ribbon; and

(ii) first and second guide rollers each including a respective rotational axis intersecting the plane, wherein the first
and second guide rollers are configured to engage and apply a lateral force to, respectively, the first and second edges of
the ribbon, the engagement being in or mechanically adjacent the first curved section of the ribbon; and

(b) a second ribbon-guiding assembly comprising:
(i) a second ribbon-curving subassembly for producing a second curved section of the ribbon that extends along a curved portion
of the plane without mechanically contacting the central portion of the ribbon, the curvature of the section being along the
direction of motion of the ribbon; and

(ii) third and fourth guide rollers each including a respective rotational axis intersecting the plane, wherein the first
and second guide rollers are configured to engage and apply a lateral force to, respectively, the first and second edges of
the ribbon, the engagement being in or mechanically adjacent the second curved section of the ribbon; wherein the curvatures
of each of the first and second sections stiffens the ribbon to an extent sufficient to permit the guide rollers to laterally
move the ribbon without causing it to buckle.

US Pat. No. 9,237,660

3-D GLASS ENCLOSURES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass enclosure for an electronic device comprising:
a generally planar glass base member connecting with an encircling glass side wall member to form a unitary glass container
of a predetermined depth; and

a generally planar glass cover member permanently connected to the encircling glass side wall member to form an enclosed volume
of the predetermined depth; wherein:

the unitary glass container incorporates at least a first ion-exchanged surface compression layer of a first uniform depth
over at least the exterior surface of the container;

the generally planar glass cover member incorporates a second ion-exchanged surface compression layer of a second uniform
depth over at least the outer surface of the cover member; and

the glass enclosure is absent metallic and polymeric enclosing elements.

US Pat. No. 9,198,829

DELAMINATION RESISTANT PHARMACEUTICAL GLASS CONTAINERS CONTAINING ACTIVE PHARMACEUTICAL INGREDIENTS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A delamination resistant pharmaceutical container comprising a pharmaceutical composition stored within the container,
wherein the pharmaceutical container comprises a glass composition comprising:
SiO2 in a concentration greater than about 74 mol. %;

alkaline earth oxide comprising MgO and CaO, wherein CaO is present in an amount greater than or equal to about 0.1 mol. %
and less than or equal to about 1.0 mol. % relative to the glass composition, and a ratio (CaO (mol. %)/(CaO (mol. %)+MgO
(mol. %))) is less than or equal to 0.5; and

Y mol. % alkali oxide, wherein the alkali oxide comprises Na2O in an amount greater than about 8 mol. %, wherein the glass composition is free of boron and compounds of boron, and

wherein the pharmaceutical composition comprises one of Filgrastim, Pegfilgrastim, epoetin alfa, etanercept, recombinant human
granulocyte-colony stimulating factor or an analog thereof, PEGylated recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor
or an analog thereof, an erythropoiesis-stimulating glycoprotein, or a fusion protein of TNF Receptor 2 and IgG1.

US Pat. No. 9,376,347

POROUS CERAMIC ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A plastic ceramic precursor batch composition for making a porous ceramic article, comprising:
at least one of porous and hollow pre-reacted particles; and
a liquid vehicle, wherein
the pre-reacted particles comprise one or more phases, and
wherein the pre-reacted particles have a median particle size of equal to or greater than 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,205,362

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING PARTICULATE FILTERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of manufacturing a particulate filter, the method comprising:
providing a green cellular ceramic body comprising a binder material, first and second ends, and a plurality of channels that
run between the first and second ends;

plugging at least some of the channels only at the first end of the green cellular ceramic body with a green plugging material
comprising a liquid vehicle to form a partially plugged green cellular ceramic body,

firing the partially plugged green cellular ceramic body to form a partially plugged ceramic article; and
after said firing, plugging at least some of the channels on the second end of the partially plugged ceramic article with
a plugging material that sets at a temperature of less than 1000° C.,

wherein the binder of the green cellular ceramic body is insoluble in the green plugging material.

US Pat. No. 9,359,251

ION EXCHANGED GLASSES VIA NON-ERROR FUNCTION COMPRESSIVE STRESS PROFILES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass having a surface and a thickness t, in a range from 0.05 mm to 1.3 mm, the glass comprising:
a first region under a compressive stress, the first region extending from the surface to a depth of layer DOL in the glass,
wherein the compressive stress CS has a maximum CS1 at the surface and varies with distance d from the surface according to a function other than a complementary error function;
and

a second region under a tensile stress CT, the second region extending from the depth of layer into the glass, wherein the
glass has a frangibility limit CTlimit, expressed in MPa, greater than ?37.6ln(t)(MPa)+48.7(MPa).

US Pat. No. 9,346,706

METHODS OF FABRICATING GLASS ARTICLES BY LASER DAMAGE AND ETCHING

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of forming a glass article, comprising:
providing a glass substrate sheet;
translating a pulsed laser beam on the glass substrate sheet to form a laser damage region extending from a first surface
of the glass substrate sheet to a second surface of the glass substrate sheet, wherein:

the laser damage region comprises a plurality of defect lines, wherein each defect line is formed at a different depth of
the glass substrate sheet; and

applying the glass substrate sheet with an etchant solution comprising about 1M to about 3M of hydrofluoric acid and hydrochloric
acid, wherein:

a concentration of the hydrochloric acid is less than about 1M if a concentration of the hydrofluoric acid is greater than
about 2M; and

the concentration of the hydrochloric acid is between about 1M and about 3M if the concentration of the hydrofluoric acid
is less than about 2M.

US Pat. No. 9,233,881

CERAMIC BODY FORMING BATCH MATERIALS COMPRISING SILICA METHODS USING THE SAME AND CERAMIC BODIES MADE THEREFROM

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of making a ceramic body, said method comprising:
preparing a batch material comprising:
at least one pore former, and
inorganic batch components comprising:
(i) at least one silica source; and
(ii) at least one source chosen from alumina sources, titania sources, magnesium sources, strontium sources, and calcium sources;
forming a green body from said batch material; and
firing the green body to obtain a ceramic body;
wherein the at least one silica source has a particle size distribution with an sDbreadth of about 2 or less, and a median particle size (sd50) ranging from about 5 ?m to 240 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,199,868

HIGH STATIC FATIGUE ALUMINA ISOPIPES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An isopipe comprising a body having a configuration adapted for use in a fusion process that produces a glass ribbon from
which glass sheets are separated, said configuration comprising an outer surface which, during use of the isopipe, causes
two sheets of molten glass to meet and fuse into said glass ribbon, said body consisting of an alumina refractory which:
(i) comprises (a) at least 90 volume percent of crystalline Al2O3 and (b) at most 4.0 volume percent of non-alumina secondary phases; and

(ii) has a static fatigue in terms of time-to-failure of at least one hour at 1200°C. with an applied stress of 10,000 psi
as measured in an air-filled furnace on specimens of the alumina refractory whose surfaces have been ground to a 325 grit
per ASTM test method C 1576-05.

US Pat. No. 9,348,425

GLASS KEYBOARD

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass keyboard, comprising:
a patterned glass sheet having a plurality of glass keys arranged in a keyboard layout, each of the glass keys comprising
one or more cantilevered glass tabs integrally formed in the patterned glass sheet, each glass tab being deflectable from
a plane of the patterned glass sheet;

a conductive layer arranged in opposing and spaced-apart relation to the patterned glass sheet, the conductive layer having
a plurality of contact pads in positions corresponding to the glass tabs;

a plurality of pressure pads disposed between the cantilevered glass tabs and the contact pads and configured to selectively
transfer contact pressure from the cantilevered glass tabs to the contact pads when the cantilevered glass tabs are selectively
deflected from the plane of the patterned glass sheet, the pressure pads being compressible; and

a tip structure attached to each pressure pad for contacting the corresponding contact pad of the conductive layer when the
corresponding cantilevered glass tab is deflected against the pressure pad.

US Pat. No. 9,227,879

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNING A SUPPORT WITH RESPECT TO A HONEYCOMB BODY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An apparatus configured to apply a cement mixture to a honeycomb body with a first end and a second end, the apparatus
comprising:
an applicator configured to apply the cement mixture to the honeycomb body;
a first support member configured to rotate about a first longitudinal axis and align the first end of the honeycomb body
with the first longitudinal axis;

a motor configured to rotate the first support member about the first longitudinal axis;
a second support member configured to rotate about a second longitudinal axis;
a base structure configured to rotatably support the second support member and permit relative movement between the second
support member and the first support member between a first orientation where the second longitudinal axis is positioned with
respect to the first longitudinal axis and a second orientation where the second longitudinal axis is not coincident with
the first longitudinal axis;

a plurality of alignment members supported by the base structure and configured to be selectively extended and retracted with
respect to the base structure, wherein the alignment members are configured to engage the second end of the honeycomb body
to align the second support member with respect to the second end of the honeycomb body; and

an actuator configured to selectively extend and retract the alignment members with respect to the base structure.

US Pat. No. 9,110,220

HIGH BANDWIDTH MMF AND METHOD OF MAKING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A multimode optical fiber, comprising:
a core having a graded refractive index, the core comprising silica and an up-dopant; and
a cladding region surrounding the core having an inner annular segment, a depressed-index annular segment and an outer annular
segment, each segment comprising silica and a down-dopant,

wherein the inner and the outer annular segments further comprise an up-dopant.
US Pat. No. 9,076,567

REDUCED OXIDES HAVING LARGE THERMOELECTRIC ZT VALUES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A doped, partially-reduced thermoelectric oxide material represented by a formula:
(Sr1-xD1x)1-z(Ti1-yD2y)TizO3-m, where D1 and D2 each represent one or more dopant atoms selected from the group consisting of Ce, Nb, Ta, La, Y, and other
rare earth elements; wherein

0?x?0.4, 0?y?0.4, 0.025?(x+y)?0.4, 0?z?0.15, and m defines an oxygen non-stoichiometry with 0?m?0.1, and
the oxide material further comprises at least one second phase selected from the group consisting of TiC, TiN, TiOx (x?2) and TiB2.

US Pat. No. 9,387,651

METHODS FOR PRODUCING ION EXCHANGED GLASS AND RESULTING APPARATUS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

16. A laminate structure comprising:
a first glass layer;
a second glass layer; and
at least one polymer interlayer intermediate the first and second glass layers, wherein the first glass layer is comprised
of a chemically strengthened glass having a central tension (CT) of less than about 48 MPa, a surface compressive stress of
less than about 350 MPa and a depth of layer (DOL) of compressive stress greater than 60 ?m, and

wherein the second glass layer is comprised of a chemically strengthened glass having a surface compressive stress of between
about 250 MPa and about 350 MPa and a DOL of compressive stress greater than 60 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,364,814

EXTRUDED BODY DEVICES INCLUDING SHEET MATERIAL HOLE MASKING

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making a fluidic device, the method comprising:
providing a multicellular body comprising multiple elongated cells extending between opposite end faces of the multicellular
body;

locating temporary fillers in end portions of selected ones of the multiple elongated cells;
forming permanent plugs in remaining non-plugged ones of the multiple elongated cells in a plug forming process by
locating unsoftened glass sheet material over at least one of the opposite end faces of the multicellular body,
softening the unsoftened glass sheet material such that softened glass sheet material flows into the non-plugged cells to
form a fluidic passageway through the multicellular body, wherein the temporary fillers block the softened glass sheet material
from flowing into the selected cells; and

hardening the softened glass sheet material within the non-plugged cells; and
removing the temporary fillers from the end portions of the selected cells.

US Pat. No. 9,296,635

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESSURE CONTROL OF GLASS-MAKING THICKNESS-CONTROL ZONE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An apparatus, for making glass, comprising:
a forming body having an end from which the glass is drawn;
a housing having a front wall, the front wall facing the end of the forming body;
a first fluid comprising a first pressure at a location in the housing and adjacent to the front wall;
a tube including an outlet disposed within the housing;
a fluid source coupled to the tube so as to deliver fluid through the outlet to control the a temperature of the front wall;
an enclosure surrounding the forming body and the housing; and
a second fluid comprising a second pressure at a second location in the enclosure as well as both outside and adjacent to
the housing;

a chamber disposed around a portion of the enclosure in which is disposed the housing,
a third fluid comprising a third pressure in the chamber; and
a second tube coupled for fluid communication between the housing and the chamber one of a vacuum, pump, blower, fan, or compressor,
disposed in fluid communication with the second tube and configured to move fluid from the housing to the chamber

wherein the second pressure of the second fluid is greater than the first pressure of the first fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,278,884

METHOD OF PRINTING DECORATIONS ON SUBSTRATES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of printing a decoration, comprising:
applying an ink coating in a predetermined design on a surface of a substrate by inkjet printing;
curing the ink coating to form a cured ink coating, wherein the ink coating has a thickness in a range from 1.5 ?m to 5 ?m
after curing;

laser engraving at least a portion of an edge of the cured ink coating by a laser having a wavelength to remove a saw edge
inkjet printing defect of the cured ink coating that deviates from the predetermined design, wherein the ink coating absorbs
the wavelength of the laser more than the substrate;

wherein the laser engraving exposes at least a portion of the substrate that was covered by the cured ink coating; and
wherein the strength, transparency or haze of the substrate is substantially the same after the laser engraving in comparison
to prior to the laser engraving.

US Pat. No. 9,394,193

ACTIVE EDGE ROLL CONTROL IN A GLASS DRAWING PROCESS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An apparatus for drawing a glass ribbon comprising:
an edge roll assembly comprising:
a rotatable shaft;
an edge roll coupled to the rotatable shaft that contacts an edge of the glass ribbon;
a support member coupled to the edge roll assembly and a support frame;
a sensor and a sensor target, the sensor being configured to detect a tension force in an across-the-ribbon direction of the
glass ribbon or a pinch force in a thickness direction of the glass ribbon and develop an electrical signal proportional to
the tension force or pinch force based on a displacement of the sensor target, wherein the sensor is coupled to at least one
of the support frame and the support member and the sensor target is coupled to the other of the support frame and the sensor
target;

a controller configured to receive the sensor signal and develop a corrective signal based on the electrical signal and a
set point; and

an actuator coupled to the rotatable shaft and configured to receive the corrective signal from the controller and vary the
tension force or the pinch force in response to the corrective signal such that the applied pinch force or tension force is
substantially equal to the set point.

US Pat. No. 9,322,991

PRIMARY COATING COMPOSITIONS WITH REINFORCING POLYMER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber coating composition comprising: a radiation-curable component; a photoinitiator; and an acrylic polymer,
said acrylic polymer lacking radiation-curable groups, hydrogen-donor groups, urethane groups, and urea groups, further comprising
a linear or branched urethane oligomer of the type shown in formula (1a) or (1b) below:

wherein,
R1 is a core moiety of a multifunctional reactant, where the number of functional groups of the core moiety is define by p, wherein
p is 2 or greater;

each X is independently S or O;
Z1 is —O—, —S—, —N(H)—, or —N(alkyl)-;

each Q1 and Q2 is independently —O—, —S—, —N(H)—, or —N(alkyl)-;

each of R2 and R4 is a core moiety of a di(thio)isocyanate reactant;

R3 is a core moiety of a polyol or amine-capped polyol reactant;

R5 is a hydrocarbon or oxygen containing hydrocarbon having an average molecular weight of between about 28 to about 400;

R6 is represented by the structure according to formula (II) or (III)


where X is define as above, Z2 is —O—, —S—, —N(H)—, or —N(alkyl)-, R7 is a core moiety of a di(thio)isocyanate reactant, R8 is a non-radiation curable capping agent, and R9 is a core moiety of an isocyanate of thioisocyanate reactant; / is 1 to 6; m is greater than or equal to 0; and n is greater
than or equal to 1.

US Pat. No. 9,488,760

ENHANCED, DURABLE SILVER COATING STACKS FOR HIGHLY REFLECTIVE MIRRORS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A highly reflective mirror for use in the wavelength range of 0.4 ?m to 15 ?m, the mirror comprising:
a substrate, the substrate comprising fused silica;
a barrier layer on the substrate, the barrier layer comprising Si3N4 or CrN;

a first interface layer on top of the barrier layer, the first interface layer comprising Al2O3;

a reflective layer on top of the first interface layer, the reflective layer comprising Ag;
a second interface layer on top of the reflective layer, the second interface layer comprising Al2O3;

at least one tuning layer on top of the second interface layer, the at least one tuning layer comprising at least one from
the group consisting of (i) YbF3 plus Nb2O5 and (ii) YbxFyOz; and

at least one protective layer on top of the tuning layer, the at least one protective layer comprising YbF3;

said mirror have a reflectivity of at least 96% over the wavelength ranges of 0.4 ?m to 1.8 ?m and 3 ?m to 15 ?m at an AOI
45°.

US Pat. No. 9,284,190

ELECTROCHEMICAL HIGH RATE STORAGE MATERIALS, PROCESS AND ELECTRODES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A process for producing a non-activated, majority non-graphitic amorphous carbon material, the process comprising:
providing a carbonized precursor material;
heating the carbonized precursor material in a first heating step at a temperature ranging from about 800° C. to about 1200°
C. and for a duration ranging from about 0.5 hours to about 12 hours to produce a non-activated, heat-treated carbon material;

purifying the non-activated, heat-treated carbon material to produce a purified heat-treated carbon material by washing the
non-activated, heat-treated carbon material with at least one of an acidic chemical solution comprising an acidic chemical
species and a basic chemical solution comprising a basic chemical species; and

heating the purified heat-treated carbon material in a second heating step at a temperature and for a duration sufficient
to produce a non-activated, majority non-graphitic amorphous carbon material that has a specific surface area less than about
500 m2/g and is less than about 20% graphitic by mass.

US Pat. No. 9,240,568

OPAL GLASSES FOR LIGHT EXTRACTION

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An opal glass sheet of Li2O—TiO2—SiO2 or Li2O—TiO2—SiO2—P2O5 composition for use in an electroluminescent device comprising a vitreous or crystalline TiO2 light scattering phase and having a thickness not exceeding 500 ?m, a refractive index of at least 1.6, and attenuation coefficient
below 0.04 cm?1 at a light wavelength of 400 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,222,000

SYNTHETIC COATING FOR CELL CULTURE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for coating a surface of a cell culture article, comprising:
dissolving a polymer conjugated to a polypeptide in an aqueous solution to produce a polymer solution;
wherein the polymer is formed from monomers selected to form a polymer having a linear backbone, wherein the polymer is crosslink
free;

wherein the weight percentage of the polypeptide relative to the polymer conjugated to the polypeptide renders the polymer
conjugated to the polypeptide water soluble; wherein if the polymer were not conjugated to the polypeptide, the polymer would
be insoluble in water at 25 C;

wherein the aqueous solution is substantially free of organic solvents;
disposing the polymer solution on the surface of the cell culture article to produce a coated article; and
subjecting the coated article to sufficient heat or electromagnetic radiation to attach the polymer conjugated to a polypeptide
to the surface of the cell culture article.

US Pat. No. 9,207,397

LIGHT DIFFUSING FIBER WITH LOW MELTING TEMPERATURE GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A light-diffusing optical fiber, comprising:
a core region in the fiber that comprises a core glass composition; and
an inner cladding in the fiber that surrounds the core region and comprises a cladding glass composition that substantially
differs from the core glass composition,

wherein the core glass composition comprises a doped-silica glass having less than 90% by weight SiO2, and the numerical aperture of the fiber is greater than or equal to 0.4, wherein the fiber exhibits light scattering of
at least 0.5 dB/m, wherein the fiber is fabricated using a down-draw process at a drawing temperature, and further wherein
the core and the cladding glass composition are selected such that an absolute viscosity mismatch of 1 to 10 poise exists
between the core and the cladding glass composition at the drawing temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,188,387

MICROWAVE DRYING OF CERAMIC HONEYCOMB LOGS USING A CUSTOMIZABLE COVER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of drying an extruded ceramic honeycomb log when performing microwave drying of the log, the log having a body
and a surface, comprising:
identifying a contracted surface portion and an expanded surface portion of the log surface relative to an ideal log surface;
deploying a cover to be in contact with the contracted surface portion so that the cover conforms to at least a portion of
the contracted surface portion, the cover being configured to cause a portion of the log body underlying the cover to retain
moisture for a longer time during drying than an uncovered log surface portion; and

irradiating the log and the cover with microwave radiation to effectuate drying of the log, thereby causing the portion of
the log body underlying the cover to move outwardly so that the contracted surface portion more closely corresponds to the
ideal log surface.

US Pat. No. 9,285,623

TOUCH SCREEN SYSTEMS WITH INTERFACE LAYER

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A touch system for sensing a touch event, comprising:
a planar transparent sheet having opposite upper and lower surfaces and an index of refraction n.sub.2;
at least one light source that emits light, the light source operably arranged in optical communication with the planar transparent
sheet to cause the light to travel within the planar transparent sheet by total-internal reflection (TIR);

at least one detector operably arranged to detect the TIR-traveling light and to detect an amount of attenuation in the TIR-traveling
light cause by the touch event;

a display unit having an upper surface; and
an interface layer contacting the lower surface of the planar transparent sheet and the upper surface of the display unit,
wherein the interface layer has a refractive index n.sub.1, wherein n.sub.1 greater than 1 micron.

US Pat. No. 9,434,633

GLASS SHEETS WITH IMPROVED MECHANICAL STRENGTH

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A transparent glass sheet comprising a surface compressive layer and an inner layer adjacent to the surface compressive
layer,
wherein between 0° C. and 300° C. a difference between a coefficient of thermal expansion of the inner layer and a coefficient
of thermal expansion of the surface compressive layer is greater than 50×10?7° C.?1, and

wherein the surface compressive layer has a compressive stress of at least about 300 MPa and the inner layer has a tensile
stress of at least 29 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,296,183

METAL DEWETTING METHODS AND ARTICLES PRODUCED THEREBY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A patterned article, comprising:
a substrate;
a continuous ultra-thin metal-containing film or film stack disposed on a surface of the substrate; and
a plurality of discrete dewetted metal-containing islands disposed on a surface of the continuous ultra-thin metal-containing
film or film stack;

wherein the plurality of discrete metal-containing dewetted islands have an average height of about 5 nanometers to about
300 nanometers, an average longest lateral cross-sectional dimension of about 10 nanometers to about 1000 nanometers, and
are randomly oriented on the surface of the continuous ultra-thin metal-containing film or film stack so as to cover less
than or equal to about 0.5 of an area fraction of the surface of the continuous ultra-thin metal-containing film or film stack.

US Pat. No. 9,157,059

DEFINED CELL CULTURING SURFACES AND METHODS OF USE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A cell culturing substrate comprising:
a cell culture surface having a film attached thereto, wherein said film comprises one or more plasma polymerized monomers;
and

a coating on said film-coated surface comprising one or more extracellular matrix proteins comprising fibronectin, laminin
or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,446,979

METHOD FOR SPARKLE CONTROL AND ARTICLES THEREOF

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of making an article having an anti-glare surface, comprising:
continuously polishing a liquid suspension of particles;
slot coating the continuously polished liquid suspension of particles on at least one surface of the article to provide a
particulated mask covering from about 40 to 92% of the coated surface area;

contacting the at least one surface of the article having the particulated mask and an etchant to form the anti-glare surface,
wherein the particulated mask is free of density bands, and the anti-glare surface of the article has low sparkle of from
about 1 to about less than or equal to 7 as measured by PPD at 00 and 900, and wherein polishing the suspension of particles
is accomplished continuously and just before a slot die in an in-line polisher.

US Pat. No. 9,290,405

METHOD OF MAKING UPDOPED CLADDING BY USING SILICON TERTRACHLORIDE AS THE DOPANT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of making an optical fiber preform comprising the steps of:
(i) exposing a silica based preform with at least one porous glass region of silica based soot with soot density of ? at a
doping temperature Tdop to a gas mixture comprising SiCl4 and having SiCl4 mole fraction ySiCl4 such that parameter X is larger than 0.03 to form a chlorine (Cl) treated preform with Cl doped region, wherein

?s is the density of the fully densified soot layer and ? (ii) exposing the chlorine treated preform to temperatures above 1400° C. to completely sinter the chlorine treated preform
and producing a sintered optical fiber preform with a chlorine doped region having a chlorine doped profile, wherein the SiCl4 mole fraction ySiCl4 is less than 0.03.

US Pat. No. 9,285,086

LIGHT DIFFUSING OPTICAL FIBERS AND LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUSES INCLUDING LIGHT DIFFUSING OPTICAL FIBERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A light emitting apparatus comprising:
a base;
a transparent or translucent enclosure affixed to the base;
a light diffusing optical fiber comprising a coiled filament enclosed within the enclosure, wherein:
the coiled filament comprises a glass core, an outer surface, and a plurality of light scattering structures situated within
the coiled filament for scattering light through the outer surface of the coiled filament;

the coiled filament has a loss in a range of 0.5 dB/turn to 10.0 dB/turn at a turn radius of less than 50 mm, and the light
optical fiber has a baseline loss in the range from 0.02 dB/m to 1 dB/m due to scattering induced by the plurality of light
scattering structures; and

a light source at least partially enclosed by the base, wherein the light source is optically coupled to the light diffusing
optical fiber, such that at least a portion of light emitted by the light source enters the light diffusing optical fiber
and is scattered away from the glass core and through the outer surface of the coiled filament by the plurality of light scattering
structures.

US Pat. No. 9,266,770

GLASS COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL DURABILITY

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass for pharmaceutical packaging having a glass composition comprising:
from about 70 mol. % to about 80 mol. % SiO2;

from about 4 mol. % to about 8 mol. % alkaline earth oxide, the alkaline earth oxide comprising MgO and CaO;
X mol. % Al2O3, wherein X is from 4 to about 8; and

Y mol. % alkali oxide comprising non-zero amounts of Na2O and K2O, wherein a concentration of K2O is from 0.01 to less than 2, Y is about 9-15 mol. % and a ratio of Y:X is greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,260,337

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FREE-SHAPE CUTTING OF FLEXIBLE THIN GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method, comprising:
supporting a source glass sheet and defining an at least partially non-straight cutting line that establishes a closed pattern
that circumscribes a desired final shape, where the glass sheet is 0.3 mm or less in thickness;

scoring a termination line into the glass, where the termination line crosses the cutting line transversely at two places;
scoring the glass sheet at an initiation line using a mechanical scoring device;
applying a laser beam to the glass sheet starting at the initiation line and continuously moving the laser beam relative to
the glass sheet along the cutting line to elevate a temperature of the glass sheet at the cutting line to a substantially
consistent temperature, where the laser beam is of a circular shape;

applying a cooling fluid simultaneously with the application of the laser beam, such that the cooling fluid at least reduces
the temperature of the glass sheet in order to propagate a fracture in the glass sheet along the cutting line; and

separating waste glass from the glass sheet from the desired shape.

US Pat. No. 9,126,202

MODULAR MOUNTING AND CONNECTION OR INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM FOR MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A modular mounting and connection or interconnection system for microfluidic devices, the system comprising:
a plurality of end-butting compression-sealing fluid connectors;
multiple clamping structures each structured (1) to hold only one of the fluid connectors in compression against a planar
surface of a microfluidic device, and (2) to press against said device, at a position aligned directly opposite on another
directly opposing planar surface thereof, either (a) a contact pad or (b) only one other of said fluid connectors so as to
provide a resistance to said compression, each clamping structure including an individually moveable compression-providing
element structured to provide a controlled amount of compression.

US Pat. No. 9,061,928

ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY FOR APPLYING ULTRASONIC ACOUSTIC ENERGY TO A GLASS MELT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An ultrasonic transducer assembly comprising an ultrasonic transducer, an ultrasonic booster, an ultrasonic probe, and
a booster cooling unit, wherein:
the ultrasonic transducer generates acoustic energy at frequencies above approximately 15 kHz;
the ultrasonic booster is connected to the ultrasonic transducer to amplify acoustic energy generated by the ultrasonic transducer
and transfer the amplified acoustic energy to the ultrasonic probe;

a seated end of the ultrasonic probe is positioned in a probe seat of the ultrasonic booster;
the booster cooling unit is positioned to regulate the temperature of the probe seat of the ultrasonic booster such that the
assembly supports a temperature dependent press-fit engagement of the seated end of the ultrasonic probe and the probe seat
of the ultrasonic booster; and

the temperature dependent press-fit engagement is such that the seated end of the ultrasonic probe can be reversibly moved
in and out of the probe seat at an elevated temperature THOT and is fixed in the probe seat at room temperature TCOLD, wherein

TCOLD?100° C.

THOT?TCOLD?300° C.

US Pat. No. 9,440,873

METHOD FOR COOLING OPTICAL FIBER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber cooling system comprising a first cooling tube oriented substantially in parallel with and spaced apart
from a second cooling tube with an optical fiber pathway positioned between the first cooling tube and the second cooling
tube, wherein:
the first cooling tube comprises a plurality of cooling fluid outlet openings positioned along an axial length of the first
cooling tube, wherein the cooling fluid outlet openings of the first cooling tube are oriented to direct a flow of cooling
fluid across the optical fiber pathway towards the second cooling tube; and

the second cooling tube is substantially in parallel with and spaced apart from the first cooling tube by a distance F, where
F<26 mm, and comprises a plurality of cooling fluid outlets positioned along an axial length of the second cooling tube, wherein
the cooling fluid outlets of the second cooling tube are oriented to direct a flow of cooling fluid across the optical fiber
pathway towards the first cooling tube,

wherein the cooling fluid outlet openings of the first cooling tube are offset from the cooling fluid outlet openings of the
second cooling tube in an axial direction such that the cooling fluid outlet openings of the first cooling tube are not opposed
to the cooling fluid outlet openings of the second cooling tube.

US Pat. No. 9,383,511

OPTICAL FIBER WITH LARGE MODE FIELD DIAMETER AND LOW MICROBENDING LOSSES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical waveguide fiber comprising:
a central core region having a radius r1 and a relative refractive index ?1(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, said relative refractive index ?1(r) having a maximum ?1max;

a cladding, said cladding including an inner cladding region surrounding said central core region and an outer cladding region
surrounding said inner cladding region, said inner cladding region having an outer radius r2>8 ?m and a relative refractive index ?2(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, said relative refractive index ?2(r) having a maximum ?2max and a minimum ?2min, said outer cladding region having a relative refractive index ?4 in % measured relative to pure silica, said relative refractive index ?4 being positive and less than said maximum ?1max, said relative refractive index ?4 exceeding said minimum ?2min by at least 0.002%;

a primary coating surrounding said outer cladding region, said primary coating having an in situ modulus of less than 0.20
MPa and an in situ glass transition temperature of less than ?35° C.; and

a secondary coating surrounding said primary coating, said secondary coating having an in situ modulus of greater than 1500
MPa;

wherein said optical waveguide fiber exhibits a mode field diameter greater than 8.8 ?m at a wavelength of 1310 nm, a 2 m
cutoff wavelength less than 1360 nm, and a wire mesh covered drum microbending loss less than 0.030 dB/km at a wavelength
of 1550 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,281,132

METHOD FOR SEALING A LIQUID WITHIN A GLASS PACKAGE AND THE RESULTING GLASS PACKAGE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass package comprising:
a first glass plate having a composition, thickness, coefficient of thermal expansion and an index of refraction; and
a second glass plate having a composition, thickness, coefficient of thermal expansion and an index of refraction,
a conductive liquid having an third index of refraction,
a frit having a composition, thickness, coefficient of thermal expansion, a glass transition temperature and a sealing temperature,
and comprising a glass doped with at least one transition metal and having a coefficient of thermal expansion that substantially
matches the coefficient of thermal expansion of at least the first glass plate or second glass plate,

wherein the first glass plate and the second glass plate are connected to one another by the frit which forms a seal between
the first glass plate and the second glass plate and the frit, first glass plate, and second glass plate together form a sealed
space that contains the conductive liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,376,338

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING OPTICAL PREFORMS FROM GLASS SOOT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for forming an optical preform, the method comprising:
loading silica glass soot in a mold cavity of a mold body;
rotating the mold body at a rotational speed sufficient to force the silica glass soot towards an inner wall of the mold body;
and

compressing the silica glass soot in an inward radial direction as the mold body is rotated to form a soot compact layer.
US Pat. No. 9,359,262

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PLUGGING HONEYCOMB BODIES WITH REDUCED PLUG DEPTH VARIABILITY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A porous ceramic honeycomb body comprising a plurality of parallel channels bounded by porous ceramic channel walls, wherein
selected channels comprise plugs permanently sealed to the channel walls, wherein the plugs comprise a refractory filler having
a particle size distribution and an inorganic binder, wherein the inorganic binder comprises a polydisperse colloidal silica,
and wherein the polydisperse colloidal silica comprises a disperse colloidal silica comprising a first particle size distribution
having a D50 ranging from about 10 nm to about 40 nm, and a second particle size distribution greater than the first particle size distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,360,519

NON-CONTACT TESTING OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An all-optical test system for testing a printed electronic component on a substrate, the test system comprising:
(i) the printed electronic component; and
(ii) a printed test circuit, where the test circuit comprises:
(a) a first portion that generates electrical energy that powers the test circuit, wherein the electrical energy is generated
from an external LED, an external semiconductor laser, or an external low energy light source in combination with a battery
mounted on the test circuit;

(b) a second portion for generating a detectable optical signal, said signal being indicative of at least one electrical property
of the electronic component, the at least one electrical property indicating proper operation of a printing process for the
printed electronic component; and

(c) a circuit connecting the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 9,335,444

DURABLE AND SCRATCH-RESISTANT ANTI-REFLECTIVE ARTICLES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An article comprising:
a substrate having a major surface; and
an optical coating disposed on the major surface and forming an anti-reflective surface, the optical coating comprising an
anti-reflective coating,

the article exhibiting a maximum hardness of about 12 GPa or greater as measured on the anti-reflective surface by a Berkovich
Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth of about 100 nm or greater;

wherein the article exhibits a single side average light reflectance measured at the anti-reflective surface of about 8% or
less over an optical wavelength regime in the range from about 400 nm to about 800 nm and either one or both of:

article transmittance color coordinates in the (L*, a*, b*) colorimetry system at normal incidence under an International
Commission on Illumination illuminant exhibiting a reference point color shift of less than about 2 from a reference point
as measured at the anti-reflective surface, the reference point comprising at least one of the color coordinates (a*=0, b*=0)
and the transmittance color coordinates of the substrate, and

article reflectance color coordinates in the (L*, a*, b*) colorimetry system at normal incidence under an International Commission
on Illumination illuminant exhibiting a reference point color shift of less than about 5 from a reference point as measured
at the anti-reflective surface, the reference point comprising at least one of the color coordinates (a*=0, b*=0), the color
coordinates (a*=?2, b*=?2), and the reflectance color coordinates of the substrate,

wherein, when the reference point is the color coordinates (a*=0, b*=0), the color shift is defined by ?((a*article)2+(b*article)2),

wherein, when the reference point is the color coordinates (a*=?2, b*=?2), the color shift is defined by ?((a*article+2)2+(b*article+2)2), and

wherein, when the reference point is the color coordinates of the substrate, the color shift is defined by ?((a*article?a*substrate)2+(b*article?b*substrate)2).

US Pat. No. 9,205,365

SORBENT ARTICLE FOR CO2 CAPTURE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A sorbent article for removing CO2 from a gas, the article comprising:
a substrate comprising porous channel walls defining open channels; and
an organic-inorganic hybrid sorbent material distributed on a surface of the porous channel walls;
wherein the sorbent material is derived from an epoxide-functionalized alkoxysilane and a polyamine;
wherein the sorbent material is present in an amount equal to or greater than 10 g/l;
wherein at least some of the sorbent material resides in the porous channel walls and forms CO2 adsorption sites within the interior of the porous channel walls; and

wherein the organic-inorganic sorbent material has microstructural homogeneity.

US Pat. No. 9,199,870

ELECTROSTATIC METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FORM LOW-PARTICULATE DEFECT THIN GLASS SHEETS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for making a glass sheet, said method comprising:
providing glass soot particles;
depositing a first fraction of the glass soot particles on a deposition surface to form a supported soot layer;
electrostatically attracting and collecting a second fraction of the glass soot particles onto a surface of a charged plate;
exhausting a third fraction of glass soot particles away from the soot sheet, the third fraction corresponding to a further
fraction of glass soot particles that are not deposited to form the supported soot layer;

removing the soot layer from the deposition surface to form a soot sheet; and
heating at least a portion of the first fraction of the glass soot particles to form a glass sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,120,691

ISOPIPE SAG CONTROL USING IMPROVED END SUPPORT CONDITIONS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for reducing the sag rate of an isopipe used in the fusion glass-making process, said method comprising:
providing an isopipe for fusion drawing, the isopipe having a longitudinal axis, a middle region and a first and second end
region,

supporting the first and second end regions by placing said end regions on top of a support, and
placing a vertical restraint above and in contact with at least one of said first and second ends of said isopipe to oppose
sag due to gravitational forces;

wherein said vertical restraint above and in contact with said at least one of said first and second ends of said isopipe
applies a force to said pipe to prevent vertical motion of said isopipe and reduce sag of said isopipe.

US Pat. No. 9,534,062

SYNTHESIS OF AN ACRYLATE POLYMER IN FLOW REACTOR

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A process for synthesizing a polymer, comprising:
continuously introducing a fluid stream including at least one radical initiator and at least one monomer into a plug flow
reactor having an integral mixer and an integral heat exchanger to effect simultaneous and substantially continuous mixing
of the fluid stream, reaction of the monomers, and heat transfer from the resulting polymer product.

US Pat. No. 9,377,589

SMALL-FORM-FACTOR FIBER OPTIC INTERFACE DEVICES WITH AN INTERNAL LENS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A ferrule assembly for a first fiber optic interface device for engaging a second fiber optic interface device having a
second planar surface comprising:
a ferrule having a body, a diameter, a front end having a planar surface, a front section at the front end, and a bore configured
to support an optical waveguide, the bore having an end at the front section;

a gradient-index (GRIN) lens supported within the front section of the ferrule body and aligned with the bore, the GRIN lens
having a diameter, a front surface that defines a first planar surface that is co-planar with the planar surface of the ferrule
front end and a rear surface that resides immediately adjacent the bore end; and

wherein the GRIN lens diameter is less than the ferrule diameter, and wherein the first and second planar surfaces define
a liquid-displacing interface when the first and second fiber optic interface devices are engaged.

US Pat. No. 9,359,243

TRANSPARENT GLASS-CERAMIC ARTICLES, GLASS-CERAMIC PRECURSOR GLASSES AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass-ceramic article comprising:
a major nepheline crystalline phase; and
a minor phosphate crystalline phase,wherein the glass-ceramic article is colorless and has transmission or reflection color coordinates under the CIE L*, a*,
b* colorimetry system of L* in the range from about 80 to about 100, a* in the range from about ?5 to about 5, and b* in the
range from about b* in the range from about ?5 to about 5, and exhibits a transmittance of about 70% or greater across the
visible spectrum, in the range from about 390 nm to about 700 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,321,669

THIN GLASS SHEET WITH TUNABLE COEFFICIENT OF THERMAL EXPANSION

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for making a glass sheet, said method comprising:
depositing first glass soot particles on a deposition surface to form a supported soot layer;
removing the soot layer from the deposition surface to form a first soot sheet, the first soot sheet having a contact surface
and a free surface;

depositing second glass soot particles on at least one of the contact surface and the free surface to form a composite soot
sheet;

heating a portion of the composite soot sheet to sinter the second glass soot particles to form a glass sheet that is formed
on the first soot sheet; and

separating the glass sheet from the first soot sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,272,946

GLASS CONTAINERS WITH DELAMINATION RESISTANCE AND IMPROVED STRENGTH

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass container comprising:
a glass body having an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall thickness extending between the outer surface and the inner
surface, wherein at least the inner surface of the glass body has a delamination factor less than or equal to 10; and

a compressively stressed layer extending from the outer surface of the glass body into the wall thickness, the compressively
stressed layer having a surface compressive stress greater than or equal to 150 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,211,531

METHODS FOR COATING CERAMIC CATALYST SUPPORTS WITH BASE COATINGS AND CERAMIC CATALYST SUPPORTS HAVING BASE COATINGS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for coating a ceramic catalyst support with a base coating, said method comprising:
providing a base coating comprising an aqueous mixture comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer and at least
one blocked isocyanate crosslinker chosen from blocked isocyanate crosslinkers capable of crosslinking the polyvinyl alcohol
homopolymer;

applying a coating of the aqueous mixture to a ceramic catalyst support; and
drying and curing the coating.

US Pat. No. 9,193,617

REFRACTORY LINER STRUCTURE AND USE IN GLASS FUSION DRAW

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A refractory liner article for use in a fusion draw apparatus, comprising: an interlocking structure comprising:
a top panel;
a first wall and second wall;
a first brace having a first tenon and a second tenon, the first tenon is situated on a first axis and the second tenon is
situated on a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, the first tenon interlocks with a first mortise on the first sidewall,
and the second tenon interlocks with a first mortise on the top panel; and

a second brace having a first tenon and a second tenon, the first tenon is situated on a first axis and the second tenon is
situated on an second axis orthogonal to the first axis, the first tenon interlocks with a first mortise on the second sidewall,
and the second tenon interlocks with a second mortise on the top panel.

US Pat. No. 9,393,716

DEVICE AND METHOD OF CORRECTING EXTRUDATE BOW

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A bow deflector device positioned upstream of an extrusion die, the bow deflector device comprising:
a base comprising an aperture of a first constant area to pass a feed stream of plastic batch material therethrough;
a bow plate movably mounted to a downstream side of the base, the bow plate comprising an opening of a second constant area
less than the first constant area to pass the feed stream of plastic batch material therethrough, wherein by adjusting the
bow plate position on the base, bow in a honeycomb extrudate extruded from the extrusion die can be corrected in any direction
to “true zero” magnitude.

US Pat. No. 9,216,924

METHODS OF PROCESSING A GLASS RIBBON

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of processing a glass ribbon comprising the steps of:
(I) traversing the glass ribbon through a travel path at a predetermined velocity, the glass ribbon including a width extending
transverse to the travel path between a first side edge and a second side edge, wherein at least one of the first or second
side edge includes a handling tab with a mounting portion including an aperture exposing the entire respective first or second
side edge within a target area;

(II) severing the glass ribbon through the at least one of the first or second side edge within the target area along a direction
transverse to the travel path to create an upstream web comprising an upstream edge portion including an upstream severed
edge and a downstream web comprising a downstream edge portion including a downstream severed edge, wherein the formation
of the upstream web and the downstream web results in a complete physical separation of the upstream web and the downstream
web;

(III) increasing a relative velocity of the downstream edge portion with respect to the upstream edge portion to create a
gap between the upstream severed edge and the downstream severed edge; and

(IV) winding the severed downstream web onto a first storage roll.

US Pat. No. 9,388,065

GLASS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A GLASS RIBBON

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass manufacturing apparatus comprising:
a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon including a width extending between a first edge portion and a second
edge portion; and

a pull roll device comprising:
a first roll apparatus including a first upstream pair of draw rolls configured to draw the first edge portion of the glass
ribbon from the forming device along a draw path extending transverse to the width of the glass ribbon;

a second roll apparatus including a first midstream pair of rolls positioned downstream along the draw path from the first
upstream pair of draw rolls, wherein the first midstream pair of rolls are configured to interact with the first edge portion
of the glass ribbon;

a third roll apparatus including a first downstream pair of draw rolls positioned downstream along the draw path from the
first midstream pair of rolls, wherein the first downstream pair of draw rolls are configured to further draw the first edge
portion of the glass ribbon along the draw path; and

a control device configured to independently operate at least the first roll apparatus and the third roll apparatus such that
at least one of the first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant torque and at least one of the
first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,150,450

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FRIT SEALING GLASS PACKAGES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for manufacturing a glass package, said method comprising the steps of:
using a heat source to direct a beam towards a frit which along with at least one light emitting device is located between
two substrate plates;

moving the heat source or the two substrate plates such that the beam moves at a substantially constant speed on a sealing
line of said two substrate plates, where said sealing line includes said frit, a plurality of regions free of electrodes,
and a plurality of regions occupied by electrodes all of which are located between said two substrate plates;

modulating a power of the heat source when moving the beam at the substantially constant speed such that the beam imparts
sufficient heat source energy to said frit to cause said frit to form a hermetic seal which connects said two substrate plates,
and

changing the speed that the beam moves along the sealing line on said two substrate plates in response to the power to the
heat source reaching a maximum or a minimum power capacity, wherein the beam continues to impart sufficient heat source energy
to said frit to cause said frit to form the hermetic seal which connects said two substrate plates

further comprising the step of synchronizing both the moving step and the modulating step so that the power of the heat source
can be controlled to change in a linear or non-linear fashion as is needed at predetermined points along the sealing line
depending on whether or not the beam is currently located over the electrodes between said two substrate plates and depending
on whether or not the beam is currently located over a curved portion of the sealing line on said two substrate plates.

US Pat. No. 9,435,917

LASER-PROCESSED GRIN LENSES AND OPTICAL INTERFACE DEVICES AND ASSEMBLIES USING SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A gradient-index (GRIN) lens assembly formable using a laser cleaving process, comprising:
a cylindrical section having a polynomial or parabolic GRIN index profile nA(r), planar front and back surfaces, an outer surface, and a diameter D1 in the range of 200 micrometers?D1?420 micrometers;

an annular cladding of radial width ?r and an outer diameter D2 surrounding the central section outer surface and having front and back annular surfaces and either a constant or a varying
refractive index, wherein the radial width or is selected so that a surface curvature caused by the laser cleaving process
resides substantially entirely on the front annular surface, where the central section index profile nA(r) is given by nA(r)=n0 (1?2?(r/r1)?)1/2, where ?=(n02?nC2)/2/n02, where ? is between 1.8 and 2.1, and n0 and nC are constants; and

an optical fiber optically coupled to the central section at the planar back surface.

US Pat. No. 9,272,947

GLASS ARTICLE HAVING ANTIREFLECTIVE LAYER AND METHOD OF MAKING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A transparent glass article, comprising:
a glass substrate; and
an antireflective layer having a total reflectance of less than about 2% at wavelengths in a range from about 450 nanometers
to about 1000 nanometers disposed on a surface of the glass substrate;

wherein the antireflective layer comprises a plurality of nominally hexagonally packed nanoparticles disposed in a monolayer
on the surface of the glass substrate, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of nominally hexagonally packed nanoparticles
are separated from each other by a gap.

US Pat. No. 9,309,143

METHODS OF MAKING OPTICAL FIBER WITH REDUCED HYDROGEN SENSITIVITY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of processing an optical fiber comprising:
cooling an optical fiber having an average temperature of 1700° C. or greater at a first cooling rate, said first cooling
rate being less than 5000° C./s, said cooling at said first cooling rate reducing said average optical fiber temperature from
a first temperature to a second temperature, said first temperature being in the range from 1500° C. to 1700° C. and said
second temperature being in the range from 1200° C. to 1400° C.; and

cooling said optical fiber at a second cooling rate, said second cooling rate being greater than 5000° C. Is and less than
12,000° C./s, said cooling at said second cooling rate reducing said average temperature of said optical fiber from a third
temperature to a fourth temperature, said third temperature being in the range from 1200° C. to 1400° C. and said fourth temperature
being in the range from 1000° C. to 1175° C.

US Pat. No. 9,290,407

CRACK AND SCRATCH RESISTANT GLASS AND ENCLOSURES MADE THEREFROM

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass comprising:
at least 58 mol % SiO2;

at least 8 mol % Na2O;

5.5-12 mol % B2O3; and

Al2O3;

wherein a ratio
the modifiers are one or more alkali metal oxide (R2O) and one or more alkaline earth oxide (RO);
wherein Al2O3 (mol %)>B2O3 (mol %) and 0.9

US Pat. No. 9,269,014

HYPERSPECTRAL DETECTOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING CONTEXT-IMAGE FUSION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of performing hyperspectral detection of a scene using a hyperspectral detection system that includes a context
camera and an imaging spectrometer each operably connected to a processor, comprising:
using the context camera, capturing a digital context image of at least a portion of the scene over a field of regard (FoR);
using the imaging spectrometer, capturing a spectral image of a portion of the scene over an instantaneous field of view (iFoV)
that falls within the FoR, and wherein the iFoV is less than half of the FoR;

using the processor, fusing the context image and the spectral image to form a fused image;
using the fused image, panning the spectral image over the scene and within the FoR of the context image to capture one or
more spectral signatures within the scene; and

comparing the one or more spectral signatures to one or more reference spectral signatures and marking one or more locations
of the one or more spectral signatures within the context image.

US Pat. No. 9,452,578

FAST FIRING METHOD FOR HIGH POROSITY CERAMICS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for firing a green honeycomb ceramic body, the method comprising:
heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from room temperature to a first temperature of less than or equal to about 350°
C., wherein heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from room temperature to the first temperature comprises a heating rate
of greater than or equal to about 80° C./hr;

heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from the first temperature to a second temperature of greater than or equal to about
800° C., wherein heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from the first temperature to the second temperature comprises a
heating rate of greater than or equal to about 90° C./hr; and

heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from the second temperature to a third temperature of greater than or equal to about
1000° C.,

wherein the green honeycomb ceramic body has a diameter of from greater than or equal to about 4.0 inches to less than or
equal to about 9.0 inches,

wherein the green honeycomb ceramic body comprises a carbon-based pore former in a concentration of from greater than or equal
to about 10% to less than or equal to about 48% by weight,

wherein the green honeycomb ceramic body comprises aluminum raw materials for forming an aluminum titanate ceramic body, and
wherein heating the green honeycomb ceramic body from room temperature to the first temperature comprises at least one heating
rate that is different from a heating rate during heating of the green honeycomb ceramic body from the first temperature to
the second temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,458,044

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PRODUCING LAMINATED GLASS SHEETS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for forming a laminated glass sheet, the method comprising:
forming a multi-layer glass melt from a molten core glass and at least one molten cladding glass, wherein the multilayer glass
melt has a width Wm, a melt thickness Tm and a core to cladding thickness ratio Tc:Tcl;

directing the multi-layer glass melt onto the surface of a molten metal bath contained in a float tank having a width Wf, wherein the width Wm of the multi-layer glass melt is less than the width Wf of the float tank prior to entering the float tank; and

flowing the multi-layer glass melt over the surface of the molten metal bath such that the width Wm increases, the melt thickness Tm decreases, and the core to cladding thickness ratio Tc:Tcl remains constant as the multi-layer glass melt solidifies into the laminated glass sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,375,172

APPARATUS FOR SUBSTANCE DETECTION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A sensing apparatus for detecting light of a first fluorescent wavelength band and light of a second fluorescent wavelength
band from a sample, the apparatus comprising:
a light source energizable to generate a light of an excitation wavelength and disposed along an optical axis in a first focal
region of a first collimator element;

a dichroic multiplexer formed on a transparent substrate and comprising:
(i) a first coated surface oblique to the optical axis and treated to transmit light of the excitation wavelength and to reflect
light of at least the second fluorescent wavelength band;

(ii) a second coated surface spaced apart from the first coated surface and treated to transmit light of the excitation wavelength
and of the second fluorescent wavelength band and to reflect light of the first fluorescent wavelength band;

a focusing element disposed to focus the light of the excitation wavelength toward a light guide and to direct collimated
light of the first fluorescent wavelength band and collimated light of the second fluorescent wavelength band from the light
guide to the dichroic multiplexer;

a first detector element in the path of reflected light of the first fluorescent wavelength band from the second coated surface;
and
a second detector element in the path of reflected light of the second fluorescent wavelength band from the first coated surface.

US Pat. No. 9,266,768

HIGH PURITY NICKEL MOLDS FOR OPTICAL QUALITY GLASS FORMING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A substrate for shaping glass comprising:
a. a mold having a shaping surface, wherein the mold comprises greater than 93% nickel; and
b. a nickel oxide layer on the shaping surface, wherein the nickel oxide layer has a thickness from about 500 nm to about
20 ?m,

wherein a waviness height (Wa) of the mold surface is less than 100 nm over a 1 cm evaluation length and a root mean squared roughness (RRMS) of the mold surface is less than 3 ?m over a 1 cm evaluation length.

US Pat. No. 9,399,594

MASK AND METHOD FOR SEALING A GLASS ENVELOPE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A system for laser sealing a temperature and environmentally sensitive element comprising:
a first substrate and a second substrate separated by at least one frit wall having a height extending between the first and
second substrates and a width;

at least one temperature and environmentally sensitive element disposed between the first and second substrates and surrounded
by the frit wall;

a table, the first substrate and the second substrate with the at least one temperature and environmentally sensitive element
surrounded by the frit wall between the first and second substrates being supported on the table;

a laser that generates a laser beam having a generally circular beam profile having a diameter that is larger than the width
of the frit wall;

an opaque mask located between the laser and the first or the second substrate for blocking a portion of the laser beam, the
mask having a transparent elongate transmission region having a length and a width in the opaque material for allowing an
elongate portion of the laser beam to pass through the mask, the width of the transmission region being substantially equal
to the width of the frit wall, and a strip of opaque material extending approximately along a longitudinal center line of
the elongate transmission region for entirely blocking a central portion of the elongate portion of the laser beam, the mask
being oriented with the elongate transmission region aligned with the frit wall; and

a fixture, the laser being mounted to the fixture to direct the laser beam through the transmission region in the mask, whereby
the transmitted portion of the laser beam impinges upon the frit wall, melting the frit wall, without overheating and damaging
the element, thereby joining the first and second substrates and hermetically sealing the element therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,284,149

WINDING GLASS RIBBON BY TENSIONING INTERLEAVING MATERIAL

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of winding a glass ribbon, comprising:
winding an interleaving material and a glass ribbon together;
controlling the interlayer pressure during winding so as to produce a roll having a substantially constant inter-layer roll
pressure between the interleaving material and the glass ribbon,

wherein the roll inter-layer pressure is controlled by tensioning the interleaving material, and further wherein the tensioning
is controlled so as to decrease tension as a function of increasing roll diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,377,377

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING MULTIMODE OPTICAL FIBER BANDWIDTH

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of measuring a modal bandwidth BW(?) as a function of wavelength of a multimode optical fiber under test, comprising:
a) emitting polarized light from a single-mode fiber connected to a light source light at a select wavelength within a wavelength
range;

b) frequency-modulating the polarized light over a range of frequencies to form frequency-modulated polarized light;
c) exciting multiple modes of the multimode optical fiber under test using the frequency-modulated polarized light, and transmitting
the multiple modes through the multimode optical fiber under test to form transmitted light;

d) detecting the transmitted light and calculating a first bandwidth BW1 based on the detected transmitted light at a first wavelength ?1; and

e) repeating acts a) through d) for at least two more select wavelengths within the wavelength range to calculate second and
third bandwidths BW2 and BW3 at wavelengths ?2 and ?3.

US Pat. No. 9,315,409

GLASS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass manufacturing apparatus comprising:
a forming device configured to produce a glass ribbon including a width extending between a first edge portion and a second
edge portion;

a first pull roll apparatus including a first upstream pair of draw rolls configured to draw the first edge portion of the
glass ribbon from the forming device along a draw path extending transverse to the width of the glass ribbon;

a second pull roll apparatus including a first downstream pair of draw rolls positioned downstream along the draw path from
the first upstream pair of draw rolls, wherein the first downstream pair of draw rolls are configured to further draw the
first edge portion of the glass ribbon along the draw path; and

a control device configured such that, in operation, the control device independently operates the first pull roll apparatus
and the second pull roll apparatus such that at least one of the first upstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially
constant torque and at least one of the first downstream pair of draw rolls rotates with a substantially constant angular
velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,274,000

TUNABLE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM WITH WAVELENGTH MEASUREMENT FOR A HYPER-SPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A tunable light source system, comprising:
a tunable light source that emits a tunable light beam having a tunable center wavelength ?C;

an angle-adjustable filter and an angle-adjustment unit operably connected to the angle-adjustable filter to adjust a filter
angle to tune the tunable center wavelength ?C of the tunable light beam;

a light-deflecting element disposed in the tunable light beam downstream of the angle-adjustable filter to deflect at least
a portion of the tunable light beam that passes through the angle-adjustable filter;

a reference filter having a reference bandwidth and a reference-filter function SRT(?) that is substantially linear, the reference filter being disposed to filter the deflected portion of the tunable light
beam to form a filtered light beam;

a single photodetector arranged to detect the filtered light beam and generate a single detector electrical signal representative
of a detected light spectrum; and

a controller operably connected to the tunable light source and the single photodetector, the controller being configured
to receive the single detector electrical signal and determine therefrom the tunable center wavelength ?C of the tunable light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,393,760

LAMINATED GLASS ARTICLES WITH PHASE-SEPARATED CLADDINGS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

18. A laminated glass article comprising:
a glass core layer; and
at least one glass cladding layer fused to the glass core layer, wherein:
the at least one glass cladding layer is phase separated into a first phase and at least one second phase having different
compositions;

the first phase comprises an interconnected matrix;
the at least one second phase is dispersed throughout the interconnected matrix, and
the at least one glass cladding layer is formed from a glass composition comprising:
from about 60 mol. % to about 66 mol. % SiO2;

from about 7 mol. % to about 10 mol. % Al2O3;

from about 14 mol. % to about 18 mol. % B2O3;

from about 9 mol. % to about 16 mol. % alkaline earth oxide, wherein the alkaline earth oxide comprises at least CaO and the
CaO is present in the glass composition in a concentration from about 3 mol. % to about 12 mol. %.

US Pat. No. 9,187,333

CARBON ACTIVATION IN A MICROWAVE FLUIDIZED BED PROCESS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for forming activated carbon, comprising:
providing a carbon feedstock;
forming particles of the carbon feedstock;
introducing the particles into a microwave reaction chamber and flowing a carrier gas into the microwave reaction chamber
to form a fluidized bed of the particles;

introducing steam into the microwave reaction chamber;
heating the particles using microwave energy by introducing microwaves into the microwave reaction chamber; and
reacting the heated particles with the steam in the microwave reaction chamber to form activated carbon,
wherein the microwave energy heats the particles to a temperature ranging from about 600 to 900° C., and
wherein the carrier gas is heated to a temperature of at least about 300° C. prior to flowing into the microwave reaction
chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,375,820

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FINISHING GLASS SHEETS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of finishing glass sheets, comprising:
forming a stack comprising alternating layers of unfinished glass sheets and spacer pads, the stack being such that there
is no physical contact between any two adjacent unfinished glass sheets and outer edges of the spacer pads are recessed relative
to outer edges of the unfinished glass sheets;

securing the stack by clamping the unfinished glass sheets and spacer pads together in a magnetizer fixture that applies a
magnetic clamping force to the stack;

placing the stack, in its secured state, on a working surface;
supporting the stack that has been secured on a working surface;
finishing the unfinished glass sheets of the stack simultaneously while the stack is supported on the working surface, wherein
after the finishing the stack comprises alternating layers of finished glass sheets and spacer pads;

forming holes in the unfinished glass sheets before or during the finishing, the holes being bounded by inner edges; and
removing the stack, in its secured state, from the working surface, wherein
the finishing comprises grinding the outer edges of the unfinished glass sheets simultaneously,
the finishing comprises polishing the inner edges simultaneously, and
the entire finishing occurs without unsecuring the stack or removing the stack from the working surface.

US Pat. No. 9,133,062

METHOD OF FIRING CORDIERITE BODIES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of firing a cordierite body, the method comprising:
providing a green body having a core portion and a skin portion, the green body comprising cordierite-forming raw materials
and organic material, wherein the cordierite-forming raw materials comprise hydrous alumina and clay;

pre-heating the green body to a pre-heat temperature that is less than a thermal decomposition temperature of the organic
material;

maintaining the green body at the pre-heat temperature for a period of time sufficient to obtain a temperature differential
between the core portion and the skin portion of less than about 50° C.;

heating the green body at a first temperature average ramp rate from the pre-heat temperature to a low firing temperature
in a firing atmosphere comprising a first oxygen concentration for a period of time sufficient to reduce a content of the
organic material and to substantially remove chemically bound water from the hydrous alumina; and

heating the green body from the low firing temperature to a high firing temperature, wherein
at least a portion of the heating from the low firing temperature to the high firing temperature is at a second temperature
average ramp rate in a firing atmosphere comprising a second oxygen concentration that is greater than the first oxygen concentration
for a period of time sufficient to reduce the content of the organic material, and

the content of the organic material is substantially removed prior to a removal of chemically bound water from clay.

US Pat. No. 9,097,163

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM TO CONTROL SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION (SCR) CATALYST AMMONIA SLIP DURING HIGH TEMPERATURE TRANSITIONS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method to control ammonia slip in a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, the method comprising:
detecting, using a controller, an engine operation transition event comprising a high temperature event that causes an increase
in a temperature of an engine exhaust gas stream;

determining, using a time delay module comprising at least one hardware circuit included in the SCR system, a time delay from
detecting the engine operation transition event to a time when the engine exhaust gas stream at increased temperature reaches
the SCR system;

increasing, using an internal combustion engine, NOx concentration in the engine exhaust gas stream based on the time delay;
and

decreasing, using a reductant control valve, a reductant dose to the exhaust gas stream based on the time delay.

US Pat. No. 10,015,879

SILICA CONTENT SUBSTRATE SUCH AS FOR USE HARSH ENVIRONMENT CIRCUITS AND HIGH FREQUENCY ANTENNAS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A device comprising:a high silica content substrate comprising:
a first major surface;
a second major surface opposite the first major surface;
at least 90% SiO2 by weight;
an average thickness between the first major surface and the second major surface of less than 1 mm;
wherein the first major surface comprises a plurality raised features and a plurality of recessed features formed in the first major surface and integrally part of the substrate, wherein at least some of the raised features extend from the surface a distance of at least 50 angstroms further than the recessed features;
a first group of a plurality of raised elongate features formed in the first major surface and extending in the direction of the width, wherein each raised elongate feature of the first group has a length and a width and the length is at least ten times larger than width, wherein the width of each elongate feature of the first group is between 10 mm and 2 ?m;
a second group of a plurality of raised elongate features formed in the first major surface and extending in the direction of the length, wherein at least some of the raised elongate features of the second group intersect raised elongate features of the first group, wherein each raised elongate feature of the second group has a length and a width and the length is at least ten times larger than width, wherein the width of each raised elongate feature of the second group is between 10 mm and 2 ?m;
wherein the substrate has asymmetry in flexibility; and
a layer of metal material supported by the first major surface, wherein the layer of metal material forms a pathway on the first major surface and is configured to conduct current along the pathway, wherein the layer of metal material extends over at least one recessed feature and at least one raised feature.
US Pat. No. 9,346,699

METHOD OF MAKING A GLASS LAMINATE HAVING CONTROLLED STRENGTH

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for making a glass laminate sheet comprising:
selecting a first core glass composition and a second clad glass composition combination for a glass laminate structure;
determining and comparing the viscosity and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) profiles for each of the first core and
the second clad glass compositions with each other over a temperature range of interest including the onset of viscoelasticity
to ambient temperature; and

processing the selected first core glass composition and the second clad glass composition in a laminate fusion draw apparatus
to form a laminate glass sheet in accordance with at least one difference condition for the clad effective coefficient thermal
expansion (CTEeff clad) and the core effective coefficient thermal expansion (CTEeff core).

US Pat. No. 9,290,410

METHOD FOR SLUDGE CONTROL IN WET ACID ETCHING

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for controlling the amount of sludge in a glass wet etching process, the method comprising etching a glass while
controlling the hydrogen ion concentration in a HF etchant solution by the addition of a second strong acid to an etchant
bath, wherein the amount of precipitant in the etchant bath is controlled to a selected level in accordance with the following
Equation:
Precipitation (g/L)=Factor A?(Ksp/(Factor B/Factor C))+Factor D, wherein:

Factor A is the dissolved glass level;
Factor B is the HF concentration;
Factor C is the second acid concentration, the second acid being a strong acid; and
Factor D is the solubility constant of the precipitate, Ksp, which is controlled by changing at least one of temperature or
ionic strength.

US Pat. No. 9,278,877

GLASS TUBES AND METHODS OF MAKING A SUBSTANTIALLY RECTANGULAR GLASS COVER MEMBER

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making a substantially rectangular glass cover member for an electronic device having a display portion, the
method comprising the steps of:
(I) providing a glass tube by blow molding a glass parison within a mold cavity to form the glass tube, wherein the glass
tube includes a plurality of substantially rectangular glass segments including respective edges that are integrally attached
to one another at attachment locations and which have a substantially planar surface, and wherein the plurality of substantially
rectangular glass segments are radially arranged about an axis of the glass tube to define an outer periphery of the glass
tube; and

(II) separating the plurality of substantially rectangular glass segments from one another at the attachment locations to
provide a plurality of substantially rectangular glass cover members including the substantially planar surface which is disposed
over the display portion of the electronic device

wherein the mold cavity is defined by an air bearing configured to inhibit contact of the outer surface of the glass parison
with a surface defining the mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,593,042

GLASSES AND GLASS CERAMICS INCLUDING A METAL OXIDE CONCENTRATION GRADIENT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass-based article comprising:
a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t); and
a concentration of a metal oxide that is both non-zero and varies along a thickness range from about 0·t to about 0.3·t, as
measured by microprobe;

a stress profile, as measured by a combination of scattered light polariscope and surface stress meter, that decreases from
the first surface to a value between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface;
and

a CT region of the stress profile, wherein the CT region is defined by the equation Stress(x)=MaxCT?(((MaxCT·(n+1))/0.5n)·|(x/t)?0.5|n),

wherein MaxCT is a maximum CT value and is provided as a positive value in units of MPa, x is position along the thickenss
(t) in micrometers, and n is between 1.5 and 5.

US Pat. No. 9,413,056

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AERIAL GLASS COVER

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing having a first housing member and a second housing member, the first housing member being coupled to the second
housing member by a pivotable joint;

a communications module disposed in the first housing member and configured to transmit and/or receive radio signals using
at least one communications standard;

an aerial glass cover mounted on a side of the second housing member so as to form a skin covering the side of the second
housing member, the aerial glass cover comprising a glass carrier having a surface on which at least one antenna is printed,
the at least one antenna comprising an antenna element, a feed point for feeding the antenna element, and a ground point,
the at least one antenna being configured to operate in at least one communications band associated with the at least one
communications standard; and

a transmission line formed between the communications module and the at least one antenna, the transmission line comprising
a connector located in the pivotable joint, the connector comprising a first metallic pin arranged for contact with the feed
point and a second metallic pin arranged for contact with the ground point.

US Pat. No. 9,352,318

FLIP TOP CAP WITH CONTAMINATION PROTECTION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A cap for mounting to an open top of a container, the cap comprising:
(1) a cap body comprising a side wall and a top wall,
wherein the side wall has an inner surface and an outer surface and wherein the inner surface of the side wall comprises threaded
features;

wherein the top wall has an inner surface and an outer surface, the outer surface of the top wall of the cap body comprising
a sealing surface, and wherein the top wall of the cap body defines an opening;

(2) a flip-top lid hingedly connected to the cap body, wherein the flip-top lid is rotatable about an axis of rotation relative
to said cap body between a closed position and an open position defined by a hinge, the flip-top lid comprising:

a lid top wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a shield having an inner surface and an outer surface;
wherein a skirt extends from the inner surface of the lid top wall, the skirt dimensioned to telescope into the opening defined
by the top wall of the cap body when the flip-top lid is in a closed position;

wherein the shield at least partially covers the side wall of the cap body when the flip-top lid is in a closed position;
wherein the shield comprising at least one protrusion extending along a circumferential portion of the outer surface of the
shield.

US Pat. No. 9,233,488

DIE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF EXTRUDING CELLULAR CERAMIC SUBSTRATES WITH A SKIN

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming a die adapted to improve skin uniformity of extruded cellular ceramic substrates, comprising:
providing a slotted block of die material including central slots adapted to form a cellular matrix of the substrate and peripheral
slots located outwardly of the central slots designed to be covered by a skin former mask and adapted to extrude peripheral
batch material;

selecting a target shrinkage;
cutting an arcuate skin former corresponding to said target shrinkage so as to intersect said slotted block such that skin
flow from tangent slots at 90 degree positions of the die is limited to said peripheral batch material; and wherein

the method includes determining values for a slot width (W), a slot spacing (S) and a face gap (F), and obtaining ranges of
O and I as follows:

Omin=a minimum outer slot to mask distance=½W;
Imax=a maximum inner slot to pin face distance=S?F?Omin;

Imin=a minimum inner slot to pin face distance=½W; and

Omax=a maximum outer slot to mask distance=S?F?Imin,

wherein said skin former is cut at values of O and I in said ranges.

US Pat. No. 9,186,844

METHOD FOR FORMING AN EDGE PROTECTION ELEMENT ON A GLASS ARTICLE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming an edge protection or bumper about the edge(s) of a glass article, the method comprising:
providing a glass article having a first and second face and an edge(s),
setting the glass article in a fixture,
placing an edge material around the edge(s) of the glass, the edge material being formed such that a cavity exists between
the glass edge(s) and the edge material, wherein the cavity is defined by the glass edge(s) and the edge material,

injecting an adhesive into the cavity between the edge(s) of the glass and the edge material, and venting the air in the cavity,
curing the adhesive to thereby bond the edge material to the glass edge(s), and
removing the edge protected glass article from the fixture,
wherein the adhesive does not contact the first and second faces of the glass article.

US Pat. No. 9,061,931

METHODS FOR REDUCING ZIRCONIA DEFECTS IN GLASS SHEETS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A treatment process for treating a forming structure in preparation for producing glass sheets from molten glass having
a production composition, said forming structure having an outer surface at least a part of which is composed of zircon and
comes into contact with the molten glass during use of the forming structure, said treatment process comprising:
(A) melting batch materials to produce molten glass having a treatment composition, said batch materials comprising silica;
and

(B) delivering the molten glass having the treatment composition to the forming structure at a delivery temperature Tdelivery/treatment;
wherein:
(i) at Tdelivery/treatment, the treatment composition promotes the reaction:

ZrO2+SiO2?ZrSiO4; and

(ii) the treatment process reduces the level of zirconia defects in glass sheets produced from the production composition
using the forming structure.

US Pat. No. 9,321,679

BENDABLE GLASS STACK ASSEMBLIES, ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass article, comprising:
a glass element having a thickness from about 50 ?m to about 125 ?m, the glass element further comprising:
(a) a first primary surface;
(b) a second primary surface; and
(c) a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface of the glass element to a first depth in the glass
element, the region defined by a compressive stress of at least about 700 MPa at the first primary surface of the glass element,

wherein the glass element is characterized by:
(a) an absence of failure when the glass element is held at a bend radius from about 3 mm to about 10 mm for at least 60 minutes
at about 25° C. and about 50% relative humidity;

(b) a puncture resistance of greater than about 1.5 kgf when the first primary surface of the glass element is loaded with
a tungsten carbide ball having a diameter of 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,133,054

WHITE, OPAQUE, ?-SPODUMENE/RUTILE GLASS-CERAMIC ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An IX, ?-spodumene glass-ceramic comprising:
a. a nominal composition, in mole percent (mole %), comprising:
i. 62-75 SiO2;

ii. 10.5-17 Al2O3;

iii. 5-13 Li2O;

iv. 0-4 ZnO;
v. 0-8 MgO;
vi. 2-5 TiO2;

vii. 0-4 B2O3;

viii. 0-5 Na2O;

ix. 0-4 K2O;

x. 0-2 ZrO2;

xi. 0-7 P2O5
xii. 0-0.3 Fe2O3;

xiii. 0-2 MnOx; and
xiv. 0.05-0.20 SnO2;

b. a ratio:

 between 0.7 to 1.5;
c. a ratio:

 greater than about 0.04;
d. one or more ?-spodumene solid solutions comprising at least about 70 wt % of the crystalline phases of the glass-ceramic;
e. at least one Ti-containing crystalline phase comprising:
i. about 2.5-8 wt % of the crystalline phases of the glass-ceramic,
ii. a morphology exhibiting a length ?about 20 nm, and
iii. rutile;
f. an opacity comprising ?about 85% over the wavelength range of 400-700 nm for an about 0.8 mm thickness;
g. a depth of layer (DOL) ?about 2% of an overall thickness of an article of the IX, ?-spodumene glass-ceramic and a compressive
stress (?s) in at least a portion of a surface of the article of at least about 300 MPa; and

h. optionally, one or more crystalline phase comprising:
i. up to about 10 wt % of the crystalline phases of the glass-ceramic and
ii. a spinel structure,wherein the at least one Ti-containing crystalline phase further comprises any one of anatase, a magnesium titanate, and an
aluminum titanate; or further comprising mixtures of rutile and two or more of anatase, a magnesium titanate, and an aluminum
titanate.

US Pat. No. 9,067,831

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE COMPRISING A MULTILAYER CEMENT SKIN

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A honeycomb structure, comprising:
a honeycomb body including a plurality of cells extending axially between first and second opposing end faces of the honeycomb
body, the cells comprising intersecting porous walls;

a first cement mixture layer disposed over a periphery of the honeycomb body; and
a second cement mixture layer disposed over the first cement mixture layer,
wherein the first cement mixture is a calcined cement mixture or a cold set cement mixture, and the second cement mixture
is a calcined cement mixture or a cold set cement mixture, and

wherein
the first cement mixture layer comprises a first porosity, a first modulus of rupture, and a first modulus of elasticity,
and

the second cement mixture layer comprises a second porosity less than the first porosity, a second modulus of rupture greater
than the first modulus of rupture, and a second modulus of elasticity greater than the first modulus of elasticity.

US Pat. No. 9,388,066

GLASS FORMING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF FORMING GLASS RIBBONS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming a glass ribbon with a glass forming apparatus comprising a first glass roll device, the method comprising
the steps of:
(I) drawing the glass ribbon along a draw direction with the glass forming apparatus;
(II) adjusting a first roll member relative to a first support structure of the first glass roll device by translating the
first roll member in a first linear direction parallel to a linear adjustment axis of the first support structure while the
first roll member is adjustably mounted to the first support structure, wherein the first linear direction is vertically down-tilted
with respect to the draw direction; and

(III) contacting a first surface of the glass ribbon with the first roll member at a first adjusted contact location of the
glass ribbon.

US Pat. No. 9,359,261

LOW-COLOR SCRATCH-RESISTANT ARTICLES WITH A MULTILAYER OPTICAL FILM

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An article comprising:
a substrate having a surface and comprising a glass, a glass-ceramic, or single-crystal sapphire; and
an optical film disposed on the substrate surface forming a coated surface, the optical film comprising a scratch-resistant
layer and an optical interference layer disposed between the scratch-resistant layer and the substrate;

wherein the article comprises a hardness of about 14 GPa or greater, as measured by indenting the coated surface with a Berkovich
indenter to form an indent having an indentation depth of at least about 100 nm from the surface of the coated surface,

wherein the article exhibits a reflection or transmission color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination
angle in the range from about 20 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal incidence under an International Commission on Illumination
illuminant selected from the group consisting of A series illuminants, B series illuminants, C series illuminants, D series
illuminants, and F series illuminants, wherein color shift is calculated using the equation ?((a*2?a*1)2+(b*2?b*1)2), with a*1 and b*1 representing the coordinates of the article when viewed at normal incidence and a*2 and b*2 representing the coordinates of the article when viewed at the incident illumination angle.

US Pat. No. 9,321,680

HIGH-SPEED MICRO-HOLE FABRICATION IN GLASS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of fabricating a high-density array of holes in glass, the method comprising:
irradiating a glass sheet having a front surface with a laser beam so as to produce open holes extending into the glass sheet
from the front surface of the glass sheet, the beam creating thermally induced residual stress within the glass around the
holes;

annealing the glass sheet, after irradiating, to eliminate or reduce thermal stress caused by the step of irradiating;
etching the annealed glass sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,322,986

OPTICAL FIBER COATING FOR SHORT DATA NETWORK

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber comprising:
a glass waveguide fiber;
a hybrid cladding surrounding said glass waveguide fiber, said hybrid cladding comprising the cured product of a composition
that includes:

a monomer, said monomer comprising a radiation-curable functional group;
a photoinitiator; and
a slip component, said slip component comprising silicon and an ethylenically unsaturated group, wherein said hybrid cladding
has an elastic modulus of between 1300 MPa and 3500 MPa at 25° C., between 300 MPa and 2500 MPa at 100° C., and between 100
MPa and 2500 MPa at 150° C.

US Pat. No. 9,278,886

METHODS OF FORMING HIGH-DENSITY ARRAYS OF HOLES IN GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of fabricating a high-density array of holes in glass, the method comprising:
providing a glass piece having a front surface;
irradiating the front surface of the glass piece with a UV laser beam, the beam being focused by a lens within +/?100 um of
the front surface of the glass piece, the lens having a numerical aperture in the range of from 0.1 to 0.4, so as to produce
open holes extending into the glass piece from the front surface of the glass piece, the holes having an diameter the in range
of from 5 to 15 ?m, and an aspect ratio of at least 20:1.

US Pat. No. 9,409,826

CORDIERITE POROUS CERAMIC HONEYCOMB ARTICLES WITH DELAYED MICROCRACK EVOLUTION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A porous ceramic honeycomb article comprising:
a primary cordierite phase;
an intercrystalline glass phase;
an as-fired microcrack parameter Nb3?0.06;

a coated microcrack parameter Nb3?0.14 and a coated E500° C./E25° C. ratio ?1.06 after the porous ceramic honeycomb article has been washcoated and calcined at a temperature of 550° C.; and

after the porous ceramic honeycomb article is exposed to a thermal treatment at a temperature ?800° C. following washcoating
and calcining, at least a first portion of the porous ceramic honeycomb article has a first treated microcrack parameter Nb3?0.18, and a first treated mean coefficient of thermal expansion of not more than 12×10?7/° C. over a temperature range of 25° C. to 800° C.,

wherein the primary cordierite phase comprises domains of cordierite crystallites having an average domain length parameter
?40 microns, wherein the cordierite crystallites within the domains have a sub-parallel orientation with one another, and
an orientation of the cordierite crystallites within the domains differs between adjacent domains.

US Pat. No. 9,334,187

THERMO-MECHANICAL REFORMING METHOD AND SYSTEM AND MECHANICAL REFORMING TOOL

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A mechanical reforming tool, comprising:
a pusher member having a contact surface for contacting a sheet of material;
a linear-to-rotary motion guide comprising a pair of spaced-apart pivotable members, the pivotable members being coupled to
opposing ends of the pusher member, the spacing between the pivotable members being wide enough to receive an edge of the
sheet of material, wherein the linear-to-rotary motion guide is configured to receive a linear motion, convert the linear
motion to a rotary motion, and impart the rotary motion to the pusher member;

a yoke comprising a pair of prongs wherein each of the prongs is coupled to one of the pivotable members; and
an actuator coupled to the linear-to-rotary motion guide and the yoke, the actuator being configured to provide the linear
motion to the linear-to-rotary motion guide through the yoke.

US Pat. No. 9,284,212

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BENDING A SHEET OF MATERIAL INTO A SHAPED ARTICLE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for bending a sheet of material into a shaped article, comprising:
(a) placing a sheet of material having a reformable area and a nonreformable area on a support such that the reformable area
does not make contact with the support and the nonreformable area does make contact with the support, the sheet of material
being selected from the group consisting of a sheet of glass and a sheet of glass-ceramic;

(b) heating the reformable area and the non-reformable area of the sheet of material to a first temperature range corresponding
to a first viscosity range;

(c) subsequently locally heating the reformable area of the sheet of material to a second temperature range corresponding
to a second viscosity range; and

(d) reforming the reformable area of the sheet of material into a selected shape by (i) sagging the reformable area of the
sheet of material while the reformable area is at the second temperature range and (ii) avoiding contact of an object with
the sheet of material within the reformable area while the reformable area is at the second temperature range,

wherein the non-reformable area and the reformable area of the sheet of material are contiguous, wherein the sheet of material
in step (a) is flat, and wherein after step (d), the non-reformable area remains flat.

US Pat. No. 9,255,036

CELLULAR CERAMIC ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of manufacturing a cellular ceramic article, comprising:
providing a green cellular ceramic body comprising a binder material and a plurality of channels;
exposing a surface of the green cellular ceramic body to a fluid to deposit at least a portion of the fluid on the surface;
polymerizing the deposited fluid to form a polymer thin layer on the surface; and
post processing the surface of the green cellular ceramic body with a green processing composition and a solvent to form a
green component on the polymer thin layer,

wherein the binder material is soluble in the solvent.
US Pat. No. 9,434,641

METHOD FOR PROTECTING GLASS SURFACE USING LONG-CHAIN ORGANIC MATERIAL

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of handling a glass sheet material having a sheet surface comprising the following steps:
(I) forming a discontinuous layer of a long-chain organic material having a main carbon chain comprising at least 12 carbon
atoms and a hydrophilic group and

(II) exposing the sheet surface bearing the long-chain organic material to a plurality of traveling particles;
wherein in step (I), the organic material has a main carbon chain comprising a hydrophilic group selected from a hydroxyl
and a carboxyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,346,708

STRENGTHENED GLASS SUBSTRATES WITH GLASS FRITS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method for forming a glass frit on a glass substrate, the method comprising:
providing a glass substrate comprising a compressive stress layer extending from a surface of the glass substrate into a thickness
of the glass substrate, the compressive stress layer having a depth of layer DOL and an initial compressive stress CSi, wherein the glass substrate is an ion-exchanged glass substrate comprising aluminosilicate or alkali borosilicate glass;

depositing a lead free glass frit composition on at least a portion of the surface of the glass substrate to form a glass
assembly;

heating the entire glass assembly in a furnace to sinter the lead free glass frit composition and bond the lead free glass
frit composition to the glass substrate, wherein, after heating, the lead free glass frit composition is fully vitrified and
the glass substrate has a fired compressive stress CSf which is greater than or equal to 0.70*CSi,

wherein the entire glass assembly is heated by:
heating the glass assembly to a first temperature T1;

holding the glass assembly at the first temperature T1 for a first holding time HT1;

heating the glass assembly to a second temperature T2; and

holding the glass assembly at the second temperature T2 for a second holding time HT2, wherein the second temperature T2 is less than or equal to about 450° C. and the first temperature T1 is less than or equal to the second temperature T2.

US Pat. No. 9,145,330

PHOTOCHROMIC GLASSES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A photochromic glass, comprising:
a glass matrix that is at least substantially free of rare earth elements, comprising in weight percent (wt %) based on oxides:
48 wt %?SiO2?58 wt %;

15 wt %?B2O3?21 wt %;

5 wt %?Al2O3?9 wt %;

2.5 wt %?ZrO2?6.5 wt %;

2 wt %?Li2O?4 wt %;

0 wt %?Na2O?3 wt %;

3 wt %?K2O?10 wt %;

0 wt %?MgO?2 wt %;
0 wt %?CaO?2 wt %;
0 wt %?SrO?2 wt %;
0 wt %?BaO?2 wt %;
0 wt %?TiO2?2.5 wt %;

2 wt %?Nb2O5?4.5 wt %; and

a plurality of photochromic agents, comprising in weight percent (wt %) with respect to the glass matrix:
0.100 wt %?Ag?0.250 wt %;
0.200 wt %?Cl?0.500 wt %;
0.0100 wt %?Br?0.300 wt %; and
0.0050 wt %?CuO?0.0110 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,073,775

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR PRECISION GLASS SHEET BENDING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An apparatus for precisely bending a glass sheet, comprising:
an oven for heating the glass sheet to a processing temperature between the annealing temperature and the softening temperature
of the glass sheet;

a substantially planar stage having a top support surface for supporting a sheet of glass, a first edge, an opposing second
edge, and a pair of outward facing first reference surfaces on the first edge of the stage adjacent to ends of the first edge
of the stage;

a third edge extending between the first edge of the stage and the second edge of the stage;
a clamp mounted adjacent to the third edge of the stage and located midway between the first and second edges, the clamp having
a clamp surface for clamping a glass sheet in place on the support surface;

a first registration element extending upward from the support surface of the stage adjacent to the third edge of the stage;
and

a second registration element extending upward from the support surface of the stage adjacent to the third edge of the stage;
the first registration element and the second registration element being formed as posts or rollers and located on the stage
to define a reference line oriented at a desired orientation with respect to the first edge of the stage, whereby when a glass
sheet having a first edge portion to be bent is located on the support surface with a reference edge of the glass sheet extending
from the first edge in contact with both the first registration element and the second registration element, the first edge
portion of the glass sheet is aligned with the first edge of the stage,

whereby when the glass sheet is located on the support surface with the reference edge of the glass sheet in contact with
both the first registration element and the second registration element and a reference point on the glass sheet is aligned
with and clamped in place on the stage by the clamp surface, the glass sheet is precisely located and secured in place on
the stage with the first edge portion of the glass sheet aligned with and extending a first desired distance beyond the first
edge of the stage.

US Pat. No. 9,505,624

METAL-FREE CVD COATING OF GRAPHENE ON GLASS AND OTHER DIELECTRIC SUBSTRATES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for forming graphene, comprising:
placing a substrate within a reaction chamber;
heating the substrate to a temperature between 600° C. and 1100° C.;
introducing a carbon precursor into the chamber and forming a graphene layer on a surface of the substrate, wherein the substrate
is free of a metal catalyst and the chamber is free of plasma during the forming, wherein the substrate comprises glass or
glass-ceramic.

US Pat. No. 9,411,180

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SPARKLE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An apparatus for measuring pixel power deviation of a transparent sample, the apparatus comprising:
a pixelated source, the pixelated source comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the plurality of pixels has referenced
indices i and j; and

an imaging system optically disposed along an optical path originating from the pixelated source, the imaging system comprising:
an imaging device receiving an image from the pixelated source through the transparent sample, the imaging device being disposed
along the optical path; and

an aperture disposed on the optical path between the pixelated source and the imaging device, wherein the aperture has an
adjustable collection angle for an image originating from the pixelated source,

wherein the imaging system determines boundaries between adjacent pixels of the plurality of pixels in the image, integrates
within the boundaries to obtain an integrated total power for each of the plurality of source pixels in the image, and calculates
the pixel power deviation of the transparent sample based on the integrated total powers.

US Pat. No. 9,359,252

METHODS FOR CONTROLLED LASER-INDUCED GROWTH OF GLASS BUMPS ON GLASS ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming a glass article comprising a plurality of glass bumps, the glass article having a surface, the glass
bumps formed in the glass article by laser radiation, each glass bump having a terminal point at a distance from the glass
article surface, wherein a standard deviation of the distance between the glass article surface and the terminal points of
the plurality of glass bumps is less than 1 micron, the method comprising:
irradiating the glass article with laser radiation at a plurality of localities to induce growth of the glass bumps at the
plurality of localities on the glass article;

detecting a back flash of light from the laser irradiated localities on the glass article with a photodetector that generates
an electronic signal;

setting a fixed exposure time for the laser radiation at the plurality of localities for after the back flash of light is
detected; and

controlling a laser irradiation dose at the plurality of localities and the distance between each glass bump terminal point
and the glass article surface, using the electronic signal, by terminating laser radiation of the localities the fixed exposure
time after a controller receives the electronic signal.

US Pat. No. 9,296,646

METHODS FOR FORMING VIAS IN GLASS SUBSTRATES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming a via in a glass substrate, the method comprising:
laser drilling the via through at least a portion of a thickness of the glass substrate, wherein the via is laser drilled
through the glass substrate from an incident surface of the glass substrate;

etching the glass substrate for an etching duration, thereby increasing a diameter of an incident opening of the via; and
applying ultrasonic energy to the glass substrate during at least a portion of the etching duration, wherein the ultrasonic
energy has a frequency between 40 kHz and 192 kHz, and wherein the ultrasonic energy has a first frequency and a second frequency
or the ultrasonic energy is centered about a primary frequency and dithered or swept above and below the primary frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,292,634

COMPENSATED MOLDS FOR MANUFACTURING ION EXCHANGE STRENGTHENED, 3D GLASS COVERS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making a glass cover, said glass cover having a target three-dimensional shape which comprises a planar central
portion and a perimeter portion which (i) borders at least part of the planar central portion and (ii) extends out of the
plane of the planar central portion to provide the glass cover with three dimensionality, said perimeter portion having a
perimeter edge, said method comprising:
(I) providing a mold for forming the glass cover, said mold having a molding surface;
(II) producing the glass cover using the mold of step (I); and
(III) ion exchange strengthening the glass cover produced in step (II); wherein the method is characterized by:
(a) the molding surface of the mold of step (I) is produced based at least in part on computer-implemented modeling which
predicts/estimates changes to the target three-dimensional shape that will result when the ion exchange strengthening of step
(III) is performed, and

(b) said computer-implemented modeling includes modeling the effects of ion exchange through the perimeter edge.

US Pat. No. 9,279,912

ANTI-GLARE GLASS ARTICLE AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass article comprising:
at least one anti-glare surface having:
a haze of less than about 25;
a distinctness-of-image (DOI 20°) of about 25 to about 90; and
a surface roughness (Ra) of about 100 to about 300 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,267,843

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING A REMOTE OBJECT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A hyperspectral imaging system comprising:
a fore optic configured to receive an image from a remote object, said image including a plurality of lines of light; and
a scannable slit mechanism that includes a first slit and a second slit, said first slit and said second slit being positioned
so that said fore optic projects said image to simultaneously illuminate said first slit and said second slit, said first
slit receiving a first line of light from said fore optic and outputting a trimmed first line of light, said second slit receiving
a second line of light from said fore optic and outputting a trimmed second line of light, said first line of light originating
from a first portion of said remote object and said second line of light originating from a second portion of said remote
object; and

a spectrometer with dispersing device, said spectrometer positioned to receive and disperse said trimmed first line of light
to produce a dispersed first line of light, said spectrometer positioned to receive and disperse said trimmed second line
of light to produce a dispersed second line of light; and

a two-dimensional image sensor with a plurality of detection elements, said two-dimensional image sensor positioned to receive
said dispersed first line of light over a first set of said detection elements and to receive said dispersed second line of
light over a second set of said detection elements, said two-dimensional image sensor configured to obtain a two-dimensional
image of said dispersed first line of light and a two-dimensional image of said dispersed second line of light; and

an actuator configured to reconfigure said scannable slit mechanism, said reconfiguration including repositioning said first
slit and said second slit, said first slit and said second slit remaining continuously and simultaneously illuminated by said
image during said repositioning, said repositioning situating said first slit to receive a third line of light from said fore
optic and said second slit to receive a fourth line of light from said fore optic, said third line of light originating from
a third portion of said remote object and said fourth line of light originating from a fourth portion of said remote object.

US Pat. No. 9,234,998

OPTICAL FIBER WITH A LOW-INDEX CORE AND A CORE GRATING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber configured to guide light of an operating wavelength ? in at least one guided mode, comprising:
a solid and generally cylindrical annular cladding having a refractive index ncl, a central axis, an inner surface with a radius r wherein r?2 ?m, an outer surface with a radius R and an annular thickness
?R=R?r, wherein ?R?10 ?m;

a core disposed along the central axis and surrounded by the cladding, the core having the radius r and a refractive index
nc, wherein ncl>nc; and

a grating defined by grating elements that extend from the cladding inner surface into the core and that run generally parallel
to the central axis, the grating elements defining a period ?, a width t, a spacing a and a height h, wherein 0.5??/??1 and
wherein 0.2?t/a?3.

US Pat. No. 9,165,719

METHOD FOR SEALING A LIQUID WITHIN A GLASS PACKAGE AND THE RESULTING GLASS PACKAGE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for sealing a glass package, said method comprising the steps of:
providing a first glass plate;
providing a second glass plate;
depositing a frit onto the first glass plate, where the frit forms a closed-loop on the first glass plate;
depositing a liquid having an index of refraction that substantially matches the index of refraction of the second glass plate
within a space defined by an interior side of the frit and a surface of the first glass plate, where the liquid directly contacts
at least the interior side of the frit;

placing the second glass plate on top of the frit on the first glass plate such that the liquid remains within the space defined
by the interior side of the frit on the first glass plate; and

using a sealing device to heat the frit such that the frit melts and forms a seal which connects the first glass plate to
the second glass plate and also contains the liquid between the first glass plate and the second glass plate.

US Pat. No. 9,150,448

DIMENSIONALLY-STABLE, DAMAGE-RESISTANT, GLASS SHEETS

Corning Incorporated

1. A substantially alkali-free glass comprising in mole percent on an oxide basis:
SiO2: 65-70.3

Al2O3: 11-14

B2O3: 2-7.5

MgO: 2-7.5
CaO: 3-11
SrO: 0-5.5
BaO: 0-2
ZnO: 0-2wherein:
(a) [SiO2]+[Al2O3]?81.3;

(b) ?[RO]/[Al2O3]?1.3;

(c) a0+a1*[Al2O3]+a2*[B2O3]+a3*[MgO]+a4*[CaO]+a5*[SrO]?775
where a0=847.516, a1=4.747, a2=?10.144, a3=?5.089, a4=?6.837, and a5=?6.548; and
(d) a0+a1*[Al2O3]+a2*[B2O3]+a3*[MgO]+a4*[CaO]+a5*[SrO]?1310
where a0=1710.446, a1=?7.715, a2=?14.847, a3=?17.550, a4=?16.643, and a5=?12.574; andwhere [SiO2], [Al2O3], [B2O3], [MgO], [CaO], and [SrO] are the mole percents of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, and SrO, respectively, and ?[RO] equals the sum of the mole percents of MgO, CaO, SrO, BaO, and ZnO.

US Pat. No. 9,051,210

?-QUARTZ GLASS-CERAMICS WITH A CONTROLLED TRANSMISSION CURVE AND A HIGH CONTENT OF IRON OXIDE AND OF TIN OXIDE; ARTICLES IN SAID GLASS-CERAMICS, PRECURSOR GLASSES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass-ceramic of the lithium aluminosilicate type, containing a ?-quartz solid solution as the predominant crystalline
phase and having for a thickness of 4 mm:
an integrated optical transmission, Tv, in the visible range, of 0.8 to 2%;

an optical transmission at 625 nm of more than 3.5%;
an optical transmission at 950 nm between 40 and 70%; and
an optical transmission at 1,600 nm between 50 and 75%,wherein its composition, expressed as percentages by weight of oxides, comprises:
SnO2 0.3-0.6;

V2O5 0.02-0.15;

Cr2O3 0.01-0.04;

Fe2O3 >0.15-0.32;

As2O3+Sb2O3 <0.1; and

Fe2O3/(V2O5*SnO2) 5-15.

US Pat. No. 9,045,721

MULTILAYERED CELL CULTURE APPARATUS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A cell growth apparatus comprising:
a plurality of cell growth chambers, each having a gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane, an opposing surface, and at
least one side wall connected to at least one of the gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane and the opposing surface;

at least one tracheal space in communication with at least one gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane of at least one
cell growth chamber;

wherein the at least one tracheal space comprises peripheral supports on a peripheral edge of the tracheal space; wherein
the supports on the peripheral edge of the tracheal space are spaced apart to create a plurality of gaps to allow gasses to
flow from an external environment into the tracheal space through the plurality of gaps between peripheral supports; and,

an entry portal and an exit portal;
wherein the entry portal and the exit portal provide fluid access to the plurality of cell culture chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,094,975

LOW LOSS SINGLE MODE FIBER WITH CHLORINE DOPED CORE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber comprising:(i) a chlorine doped silica based core comprising a core alpha (?core)>10, a maximum refractive index delta ?1max %, and Cl concentration >1 wt %;
(ii) a cladding surrounding the core, the cladding comprising:
a. an inner cladding region comprising fluorine doped silica, adjacent to and in contact with the core and having a refractive index delta ?2 and a minimum refractive index delta ?2min such that ?2min b. an outer cladding region surrounding the inner cladding region and having refractive index delta ?3, such that ?2min
US Pat. No. 9,850,171

CERAMIC PRECURSOR BATCH COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASED STIFFENING ONSET TEMPERATURE USING ORGANIC ADDITIVE HETEROATOM POLYOLS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A ceramic precursor batch composition, comprising:
inorganic ceramic-forming ingredients;
a cellulose-based binder;
an aqueous-based solvent; and
a heteroatom polyol agent, wherein the heteroatom polyol agent is represented by X(R) where X is at least one of S and P,
and R is at least two of CH2CH2OH, CH2CH2CH2OH, CH2(CHOH)CH3, C(CH2OH)1-3, CH2OH, CH(CH2OH)CHOH, and C(O)(CHOH)1-4CH2OH, or at least one of C(CH2OH)2-3, CH(CH2OH)CHOH, and C(O)(CHOH)1-4CH2OH combined with at least one of CH3 and CH2CH2CH2OCH3.

US Pat. No. 9,533,907

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING GLASS DYNAMICS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of making a glass article comprising:
(I) melting batch materials to produce molten glass; and
(II) forming a glass article from the molten glass;
wherein:
(A) the batch materials comprise a plurality of viscosity-affecting components which become at least part of the glass of
the glass article; and

(B) the method is characterized by said viscosity-affecting components and/or their concentrations having been selected at
least in part using computer-implemented modeling that predicted/estimated the glass's non-equilibrium viscosity as a function
of glass composition, temperature, and fictive temperature;

wherein the computer-implemented modeling used a computer to evaluate an equation of the form:
log10?(T,Tf,x)=y(T,Tf,x)log10?eq(Tf,x)+[1?y(T,Tf,x)]log10?ne(T,Tf,x)

where ?eq(Tf,x) and ?ne(T,Tf,x) are, respectively, equilibrium and non-equilibrium components of the glass's non-equilibrium viscosity ?, T is temperature,
Tf if fictive temperature, and x is composition, and the function y(T,Tf,x) satisfies the relationship:

0?y(T,Tf,x)<1.

US Pat. No. 9,435,689

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM, MONOLITHIC SPECTROMETER AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE MONOLITHIC SPECTROMETER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A hyperspectral imaging system for imaging a remote object, the hyperspectral imaging system comprising:
a housing;
fore optics, attached to the housing, where the fore optics are configured to receive a beam from the remote object;
a detector attached to the housing; and
a monolithic Offner spectrometer positioned inside the housing, the monolithic Offner spectrometer comprising:
a transmissive material which has:
an entrance surface which has an opaque material applied thereto, where the opaque material has an opening therein which forms
a slit that is configured for receiving and passing a portion of a beam received from the fore optics;

a first surface which has a first reflective coating applied thereto to form a first mirror, where the first mirror is configured
for receiving and reflecting the beam that passed through the slit;

a second surface which has a second reflective coating applied thereto to form a diffraction grating, where the diffraction
grating is configured for receiving, diffracting and reflecting the beam received from the first mirror;

a third surface which has a third reflective coating applied thereto to form a second mirror, where the second mirror is configured
for receiving and reflecting the diffracted beam received from the diffraction grating; and

an exit surface for passing there through the diffracted beam reflected from the second mirror to the detector;
where the monolithic Offner spectrometer is configured according to:
dx/d?=f*d?/d?=f*/(2*(d/n)*cos(?)*cos(?))
where:
dx/d? is a linear dispersion in a range of 4-200 mm/?m;
f is a focal length in a range of 10-300 mm which is measured from the diffraction grating to the focal plane detector;
d is the period of the linear gratings in a range of 3-1000 ?m;
n is an order of diffraction in a range of 1-10;
? is an Ebert angle in a range of 1-30° and is measured from incident to normal;
? is a diffracted angle in a range of 0.2-45° and is measured from normal to diffracted order.
US Pat. No. 9,434,642

MECHANICALLY FLEXIBLE AND DURABLE SUBSTRATES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A substrate comprising an alkali-free amorphous inorganic composition, wherein the substrate has a thickness of from about
1 ?m to less than about 250 ?m and at least one of:
a) a brittleness ratio of less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or

b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2 and wherein the substrate has a bend radius of less than about 30 cm.

US Pat. No. 9,382,145

INTEGRAL CAPSULE FOR BLISTER SUPPRESSION IN MOLTEN GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass manufacturing vessel configured to have molten glass flow therein, the glass manufacturing vessel comprising:
an external metal layer with a first side and a second side;
an intermediate layer; and
an internal metal layer with a first side and a second side, where
the intermediate layer is positioned between and in contact with the second side of the external layer and the first side
of the internal layer,

the intermediate layer has a gas permeable structure that permits an atmosphere of gas to pass therein between the second
side of the external layer and the first side of the internal layer, and

the intermediate layer is a metal mesh screen.

US Pat. No. 9,360,619

MOATLESS BEND-OPTIMIZED MULTIMODE FIBER

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber comprising:
a multimode core having a radius, R1, and a maximum relative refractive index, ?1MAX, at a wavelength ?0;

an inner clad region surrounding the multimode core and having a radial thickness, T2, and a minimum relative refractive index, ?2MIN, of about 0.0% at a wavelength of ?0; and

an outer clad layer, which is doped with chlorine at greater than or equal to 0.5 weight %, surrounding the inner clad region
and having a radial thickness, T3, and a maximum relative refractive index, ?3MAX, at a wavelength of ?0, wherein

?1MAX>?3MAX>?2MIN, and

the optical fiber exhibits an overfilled bandwidth of greater than or equal to about 1.5 GHz-km at a wavelength of ?0.

US Pat. No. 9,346,709

GLASS WITH HIGH FRICTIVE DAMAGE RESISTANCE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for improving the frictive damage resistance of a glass article comprising the steps of:
a. subjecting at least a portion of a surface of a glass article to a tempering treatment to develop a compressive surface
layer thereon, the portion having a number of flaws extending to a depth beneath the surface;

b. removing a layer of glass from the compressive surface layer, the layer of glass being of a thickness in a range of 1-5
?m and effective to reduce at least one of the number and the depth of the flaws in the compressive surface layer; and

c. applying a friction-reducing coating to the compressive surface layer, wherein the glass article has a thickness in the
range of 0.7-1.1 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,340,374

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING A CERAMIC GREEN BODY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An apparatus for transporting a cellular structure, the apparatus comprising:
a support device comprising a plurality of support segments of radially adjustable air bearings each comprising a support
surface with a plurality of apertures, wherein the support surfaces circumscribe greater than 180° of a support area for the
cellular structure, and wherein the radial adjustment is provided by a radially sliding engagement; and

a fluid source configured to be placed in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures to create an air cushion between
the support surface and the cellular structure so that the cellular structure may freely float within the support area.

US Pat. No. 9,321,678

BENDABLE GLASS STACK ASSEMBLIES, ARTICLES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass article, comprising:
a glass element having a thickness from about 25 ?m to about 125 ?m, the glass element further comprising:
(a) a first primary surface;
(b) a second primary surface; and
(c) a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface of the glass element to a first depth in the glass
element, the region defined by a compressive stress of at least about 700 MPa at the first primary surface of the glass element,

wherein the glass element is characterized by:
(a) an absence of failure when the glass element is subject to 200,000 cycles of bending to a target bend radius of from 1
mm to 10 mm, by the parallel plate method;

(b) a puncture resistance of greater than about 1.5 kgf when the first primary surface of the glass element is loaded with
a tungsten carbide ball having a diameter of 1.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,278,148

ANTI-BACTERIAL LIGHT DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISINFECTING A SURFACE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A light delivery system to promote a photochemical reaction for disinfecting a surface, the system comprising:
a light source; and
a light diffusing fiber operatively coupled to the light source and further embedded within a surface to be disinfected, wherein
the light diffusing fiber outputs light to the surface to promote a photochemical reaction to disinfect the surface, and wherein
the light diffusing fiber comprises a glass core, a cladding, and a plurality of air lines disposed in at least one of the
core and the cladding.

US Pat. No. 9,272,956

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ALUMINUM TITANATE CERAMIC FILTER PROPERTIES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for improving the thermo-mechanical properties of a highly porous ceramic composite, the composite having grains
of an aluminum-titanate crystalline phase, and grains of a strontium-feldspar crystalline phase, and an intergranular glass
phase between the grains of the aluminum-titanate crystalline phase and the strontium-feldspar crystalline phase, the method
comprising:
combining a glass source, a source of the aluminum-titanate crystalline phase, a source of the strontium-feldspar crystalline
phase, and a pore former, into a batch composition; and

firing the combined batch composition at 1390 to 1410° C. to produce the highly porous ceramic composite,
wherein the intergranular glass phase is a partially or fully interconnected film along the grain boundaries and the interfaces
of the composite,

the intergranular glass phase has a thickness of 20 nm to 500 nm,
the porosity of the highly porous ceramic composite is greater than 45%, and
the coefficient of thermal expansion of the highly porous ceramic composite at from 25 to 800° C. is less than 10×10?7K?1.

US Pat. No. 9,238,352

ROLL OF FLEXIBLE GLASS AND METHOD FOR ROLLING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A roll of glass ribbon, comprising:
a glass ribbon;
an interlayer wound together with the glass ribbon, wherein the glass ribbon has a thickness of 0.3 mm or less,
wherein the static coefficient of friction between the interlayer and the glass ribbon is greater than or equal to 3.0 (as
measured with a vertical force of 0.5 N).

US Pat. No. 9,217,826

MULTI-WAVELENGTH LIGHT SOURCE USING LIGHT DIFFUSING FIBERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A flexible light panel, comprising:
a flexible light diffusing waveguide or a plurality of flexible light diffusing waveguides arranged to define a plurality
of waveguide segments having longitudinal axes that are substantially parallel one to another, thereby forming a flexible
light panel, each waveguide segment being in close proximity to an adjacent waveguide segment; and a light source or a plurality
of light sources coupled to the flexible waveguides, wherein each light diffusing waveguide includes:

(i) a glass core, comprising:
(a) a region with a plurality of nano-sized structures within said core configured to scatter guided light via said nano-sized
structures towards the outer surface, such that said light diffusing optical fiber has a scattering-induced attenuation greater
than 50 dB/km at illumination wavelength; and

(b) a solid glass region surrounding said region with a plurality of nano-sized structures having a higher refractive index
delta than the region with a plurality of nano-sized structures; and

(ii) a low index cladding surrounding said core, said cladding having a lower refractive index delta than said solid glass
region.

US Pat. No. 9,145,323

MOLDS FOR SHAPING GLASS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of making a mold for shaping glass comprising:
providing a mold body having a shaping surface comprising at least about 90% nickel; and
modifying the composition of the shaping surface by forming a nickel oxide layer on the shaping surface by exposing the shaping
surface to an oxidizing heat treatment comprising:

a ramping heat treatment comprising increasing a heating temperature at a rate from about 20° C./hour to about 500° C./hour
to a temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C.;

a fixed heat treatment comprising holding the heating temperature from about 700° C. to about 1000° C. for a holding time
of at least about 5 minutes; or

both the ramping heat treatment and the fixed heat treatment;wherein the nickel oxide layer has an average thickness from about 500 nm to about 20 micron.

US Pat. No. 9,136,064

CARBON FOR HIGH VOLTAGE EDLCS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of forming activated carbon, comprising:
carbonizing a carbon precursor by heating the carbon precursor at a carbonization temperature effective to form a carbon material;
and

activating the carbon material by heating the carbon material at an activation temperature while exposing the carbon material
to carbon dioxide,

wherein the carbon precursor comprises phenolic novolac resin, and
wherein the activated carbon comprises:
pores having a size of ?1 nm, which provide a combined pore volume of ?0.2 cm3/g;

pores having a size of from >1 nm to ?2 nm, which provide a combined pore volume ranging from 0.05 to 0.25 cm3/g; and

<0.20 cm3/g combined pore volume of any pores having a size of >2 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,090,412

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING GLASS SHEETS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of characterizing moving glass sheets comprising:
moving a glass sheet in a first direction along a predetermined path past a circular air bearing, the glass sheet comprising
a pair of opposing major surfaces and a bottom edge;

dampening movement of the glass sheet in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction by passing the glass sheet
between at least two stabilizing air knives positioned adjacent the opposing major surfaces of the glass sheet as the glass
sheet is moving past the circular air bearing;

engaging the glass sheet with the circular air bearing, the circular air bearing comprising an inner porous body portion and
an outer porous body portion disposed about the inner porous body portion, the inner porous body portion and the outer porous
body portion positioned adjacent at least a portion of one of the pair of opposing major surfaces as the glass sheet is moving
past the circular air bearing, the inner porous body portion defining a central passage therethrough; and

measuring at least one attribute of the glass sheet through the central passage as the glass sheet is moving past the circular
air bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,057,814

LARGE EFFECTIVE AREA FIBER WITH LOW BENDING LOSSES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical waveguide fiber comprising:
a core having a radius r1 in the range 4.8 ?m?r1?10 ?m and a relative refractive index percent profile ?1(r) in % measured relative to pure silica, said relative refractive index percent profile ?1(r) having a maximum ?1MAX in the range ?0.15%??1MAX?0.2%;

a cladding;
a primary coating surrounding and directly adjacent said cladding, said primary coating having an in situ modulus of less
than about 0.20 MPa and an outer diameter less than 190 ?m; and

a secondary coating surrounding and directly adjacent to said primary coating, said secondary coating having an in situ modulus
of greater than about 1500 MPa;

wherein said relative refractive index percent profiles ?1(r) and said primary and secondary coatings are configured such that said optical waveguide fiber exhibits an effective area
greater than 130 ?m2 at a wavelength of 1550 nm and a wire mesh drum microbending loss less than 0.4 dB/km at a wavelength of 1550 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,051,206

GLASS WITH IMPROVED TOTAL PITCH STABILITY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass exhibiting the following performance criteria:
A: Compaction in the LTTC less than or equal to 5.5 ppm
B: Compaction in the HTTC less than or equal to 40 ppm
C: Less than 50% of an induced stress relaxed in the SRTC.
US Pat. No. 9,517,966

GLASS COMPOSITIONS WITH IMPROVED CHEMICAL AND MECHANICAL DURABILITY

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass article formed from a glass composition comprising:
SiO2 in an amount greater than 70 mol. % and less than or equal to 80 mol. %;

from 4 mol. % to 8 mol. % alkaline earth oxide, the alkaline earth oxide comprising CaO;
X mol. % Al2O3; and

Y mol. % alkali oxide, wherein the alkali oxide comprises Na2O in an amount greater than or equal to 9 mol. % and less than or equal to 13 mol. %, wherein:

a ratio of a concentration of B2O3 (mol. %) in the glass composition to (Y mol. %-X mol. %) is less than 0.3;

a ratio of Y:X is greater than 1 and less than or equal to 2;
the glass article has a compressive stress layer extending from a surface of the glass article to a depth of greater than
or equal to 10 microns, the compressive stress layer having a surface compressive stress of greater than or equal to 250 MPa;
and

the glass article has a Vickers crack initiation threshold of at least 7 kgf.
US Pat. No. 9,187,358

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING SHAPED GLASS ARTICLES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A process for making a three-dimensionally shaped glass article, comprising:
(a) placing a glass sheet in a forming tool, the forming tool comprising:
a mold having a shaping surface with a desired surface profile for the shaped glass article including a flat area and a bend
area;

a flat area plunger having a shaping surface corresponding to the flat area of the mold; and
a bend area plunger having a shaping surface corresponding to the bend area of the mold;
(b) compressing the glass sheet between the flat area plunger and the flat area of the mold;
(c) heating a portion of the glass sheet corresponding to an area above the bend area of the mold to a temperature above a
forming temperature; and

(d) moving the bend area plunger toward the heated glass sheet to compress the heated glass sheet between the bend area plunger
and the bend area of the mold, thereby forming a shaped glass article having a flat area and a bend area,

wherein a temperature of the portion of the glass sheet in the area above the bend area of the mold is higher than a temperature
of a portion of the glass sheet in an area above the flat area of the mold when compressing the heated glass sheet with the
bend area plunger, and

wherein (b) occurs before (d).
US Pat. No. 9,156,725

DOWN-DRAWABLE CHEMICALLY STRENGTHENED GLASS FOR INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass composition, comprising:
at least 55 mol % SiO2, Al2O3, less than 10 mol % Li2O, Na2O, and a divalent metal oxide represented by “MO,” wherein M is Mg, Ca, or Zn;

wherein the glass composition has a liquidus viscosity of at least about 200 kilopoise and a Young's modulus of at least about
80 gigapascals.

US Pat. No. 9,856,177

CORDIERITE POROUS CERAMIC HONEYCOMB ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A porous ceramic honeycomb article, comprising:
a fired cordierite body having an as-fired microcrack parameter (Nb3) of from 0.08 to about 0.25, wherein, when the fired cordierite body is exposed to an acid wash, the fired cordierite body
comprises an acid wash-induced microcrack parameter (Nb3) that is at least 20% greater than the as-fired microcrack parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,623,360

POROUS CERAMIC ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A porous ceramic body, comprising:
a microstructure of solid matter and a network of contiguous pores;
a permeability of greater than or equal to 1000;
a porosity greater than or equal to 45%;
a median pore size (d50) greater than 10 ?m;
a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) in a range of 2×10?7K?1 to 20×10?7K?1 from room temperature (20° C.) to 800° C.;

a strain tolerance greater than 0.10%; and
an MOR greater than 170 psi for a honeycomb geometry (300/14) or equivalent,
wherein a permeability factor of (permeability in Darcy)/((porosity as a fraction) * (median pore diameter, d50 in microns)2 is in a range of about 4-6×10?3 Darcy/?m2.

US Pat. No. 9,488,857

METHOD OF STRENGTHENING AN EDGE OF A GLASS SUBSTRATE

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of strengthening the edge of a glass substrate comprising:
masking a display panel, the display panel comprising a first glass substrate and a second glass substrate spaced apart from
the first glass substrate and sealed to the first glass substrate with a sealing material, the first glass substrate comprising
a terminal portion extending beyond the second glass substrate and electrically conducting terminal members positioned on
the terminal portion, the masking comprising depositing a terminal mask over the electrically conducting terminal members
on the terminal portion;

depositing a surface mask on exposed major surfaces of the display panel, wherein the surface mask is recessed from edges
of the exposed major surfaces a predetermined distance; and

exposing edge surfaces of the display panel to an acid solution for a time and at a temperature effective to remove no more
than 20 micrometers of glass from the edge surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,428,302

DELAMINATION RESISTANT GLASS CONTAINERS WITH HEAT-TOLERANT COATINGS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass container comprising:
a glass body having an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein at least the interior surface of the glass body has
a delamination factor of less than or equal to 10; and

a heat-tolerant coating bonded to at least a portion of the exterior surface of the glass body, wherein the heat-tolerant
coating is thermally stable at a temperature of at least 260° C. for 30 minutes and has a mass loss of less than about 5%
of its mass when heated from a temperature of 150° C. to 350° C. at a ramp rate of about 10° C./minute.

US Pat. No. 9,290,730

MULTILAYERED CELL CULTURE APPARATUS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A cell growth apparatus comprising:
at least three cell growth chambers, each comprising a gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane having a surface area for
cell growth, an opposing surface, and side walls;

at least two tracheal spaces contained within the cell growth apparatus, each tracheal space in communication with an external
environment and also in communication with the gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane of a cell growth chamber;

a manifold providing access to the at least three cell growth chambers;
wherein each cell growth chamber is configured to contain liquid and wherein a ratio of liquid volume contained in each cell
growth chamber per unit surface area for cell growth is in the range of about 0.25 to 0.50 ml/cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,239,296

SKINNING OF CERAMIC HONEYCOMB BODIES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An in situ inspection system to inspect a honeycomb body skin in a honeycomb body skinning system for at least one defect,
the inspection system comprising:
a part conveying unit that moves a honeycomb body comprising the skin disposed thereon in an axial direction;
an inspection unit, comprising:
a line illuminator configured to generate a line illumination on the skin perpendicular to the axial direction, and
a detector configured to detect the line illumination scattered from the skin and generate a signal based on the detected
line illumination;

a controller configured to receive the signal generated by the detector, compare the received signal to a previously stored
defect free signal in real-time, and control at least one skinning process parameter based on the comparison,

wherein the controller is configured to control the skin cement batch density in response to the defect identified as at least
one of a pit and a pock, and the controller is configured to control at least one of the skin cement pressure and a velocity
of the part conveying unit in response to the defect identified as a starvation.

US Pat. No. 9,200,958

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING A REMOTE OBJECT

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A hyperspectral imaging system for providing a hyperspectral image of a two-dimensional area of a remote object, the hyperspectral
imaging system comprising:
at least one optic configured to receive light associated with the remote object;
a disk with a spiral slit formed therein, where the disk comprises a surface configured to receive the light from the at least
one optic, and where the surface is further positioned at an image plane of the at least one optic;

an actuator that rotates the disk;
a controller configured to control the actuator such that the disk is rotated so a first portion of the spiral slit is positioned
to allow a first line of light associated with the remote object to pass there through;

a spectrometer comprising at least a dispersion device configured to receive the first line of light and output a first dispersed
line of light;

a two-dimensional image sensor configured to receive the first dispersed line of light and provide a first two dimensional
image of the first dispersed line of light;

the controller configured to obtain the first two dimensional image and to control the actuator such that the disk is rotated
so a second portion of the spiral slit is positioned to allow a second line of light associated with the remote object to
pass there through;

the spectrometer comprising at least the dispersion device configured to receive the second line of light and output a second
dispersed line of light;

the two-dimensional image sensor configured to receive the second dispersed line of light and provide a second two dimensional
image of the second dispersed line of light; and

the controller configured to obtain the second two dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 9,050,621

SURFACE NANOFABRICATION METHODS USING SELF-ASSEMBLED POLYMER NANOMASKS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

20. A method for fabricating a nanopillared glass substrate surface having antismudge or antireflective properties, the method
comprising:
applying a polymer solution to a substrate surface of a glass substrate, the polymer solution containing:
a PS-b-PEO block copolymer comprising from 60 wt. % to 98 wt. % polystyrene blocks and from 2 wt. % to 40 wt. % polyethylene
oxide blocks based on the total weight of the block copolymer, the polystyrene blocks having a number-average molecular weight
of from 100,000 Dalton to 500,000 Dalton;

a poly(acrylic acid) homopolymer having a number-average molecular weight of from 2000 Dalton to 30,000 Dalton; and
an application solvent that dissolves both the PS-b-PEO block copolymer and the poly(acrylic acid) homopolymer,
drying the polymer solution on the substrate surface by forced airflow, whereby the PS-b-PEO block copolymer and the poly(acrylic
acid) homopolymer self-assemble on the substrate surface to form a self-assembled polymer layer in which polystyrene blocks
are adjacent to the substrate surface, poly(acrylic acid) domains extend into the self-assembled polymer layer from an exposed
surface of the self-assembled polymer layer opposite the substrate surface, and a transitional region of polyethylene oxide
blocks is between the polystyrene blocks and the polyethylene oxide blocks;

etching the self-assembled polymer layer in water or an alcohol to selectively remove at least a portion of the poly(acrylic
acid) domains and form a plurality of pores in the exposed surface of the self-assembled polymer layer, wherein the plurality
of pores do not span from the exposed surface to the substrate surface;

depositing a protective layer on the exposed surface after the selective etching by glancing angle deposition of the protective
layer at a glancing angle of from 5° to 10°;

etching through the plurality of pores after the protective layer is deposited to form through-holes through the self-assembled
polymer layer to the substrate surface;

depositing onto the substrate surface through the through-holes a nanopillar-forming material chosen from silicon monoxide,
silanes, and siloxanes; and

removing the self-assembled polymer layer to expose a nanopillared glass substrate surface having a plurality of nanopillars
thereon that impart antismudge or antireflective properties to the substrate surface.

US Pat. No. 9,050,622

METHOD FOR INHIBITING OXYGEN AND MOISTURE DEGRADATION OF A DEVICE AND THE RESULTING DEVICE

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method for sealing a device comprising the steps of:
depositing a starting low liquidus temperature inorganic material over at least a portion of said device; and
heat treating said deposited low liquidus temperature inorganic material that is deposited over said at least a portion of
said device in an oxygen and water free environment,

wherein said heat treating step is performed in a vacuum or an inert environment and at a temperature which does not damage
components in said device.

US Pat. No. 9,505,649

ULTRALOW EXPANSION GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of annealing glass comprising:
providing a silica-titania glass article, said silica-titania glass article having a first fictive temperature and a first
Tzc;

heating said glass article to a first temperature, said first temperature being in the range from 60° C. below said first
fictive temperature to 10° C. below said first fictive temperature, said heating excluding exposing said glass article to
a temperature greater than said first fictive temperature;

cooling said glass article at a first rate from said first temperature to a second temperature, said second temperature being
at least 25° C. less than said first temperature;

cooling said glass article at a second rate to a third temperature, said third temperature being at least 50° C. less than
said second temperature, said second rate exceeding said first rate, said cooling producing a finished silica-titania glass
article, said finished silica-titania glass article having a second fictive temperature and a second Tzc, said second fictive
temperature differing from said first fictive temperature by less than 10° C., said second Tzc differing from said first Tzc
by at least 0.5° C.

US Pat. No. 9,505,653

ACID STRENGTHENING OF GLASS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a glass article, comprising:
strength-limiting surface flaws having a first shape; and
a first rupture failure point; and
contacting the glass article with a treating medium to produce a strengthened glass article comprising a second rupture failure
point, wherein

at least a subset of the strength-limiting surface flaws of the strengthened glass article have a second shape,
the contacting occurs for a time at least sufficient to render the second rupture failure point higher than the first rupture
failure point,

the contacting occurs for a time at least sufficient to reduce a propagation tendency of the strength-limiting surface flaws
but does not reduce an average thickness of the glass article by more than about 300 nanometers,

the treating medium comprises from about 0.001 to about 0.15 wt % of fluoride ions, and
the second shape comprises blunted crack tips.

US Pat. No. 9,448,185

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING A BODY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A system for inspecting a body, the body comprising a first end side, a second end side, and cells extending through the
body from the first end side to the second end side, the system comprising:
at least one light source configured to project light through and out of at least one corresponding group of the cells;
a target configured to display the light projected through and out of the at least one corresponding group of the cells, wherein
the target is configured to distinguish the light displayed on the target from the remaining portion of the target;

a digital imaging sensor configured to determine at least one location of the displayed light on the target by sensing the
light scattered from the target; and

a system processor configured to compare the determined at least one location of the displayed light with a location of the
at least one light source and calculate, from the comparison thereof, at least one of a pointing angle and a pointing vector
for the at least one corresponding group of the cells.

US Pat. No. 9,387,648

GLASS LAMINATED ARTICLES AND LAYERED ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An architectural window comprising:
at least a double pane window comprising a first pane and a second pane;
the first pane comprising a glass sheet; and
the second pane comprising no more than two glass layers,
the first glass layer comprising:
a first face and a second face;
a coefficient of thermal expansion from 20×10?7/C to 35×10?7/° C.;

an alkali oxide content of 10 percent by weight or less;
and
a thickness of 2.5 mm or less;
the second glass layer comprising a substrate comprising a soda lime glass and having a thickness greater than that of the
first glass layer; and

the second pane further comprising:
a solid inorganic electrochromic material disposed on the first face of the first glass layer; and
a laminate layer disposed on the second face of the first glass layer, between the substrate and the first glass layer.

US Pat. No. 9,272,948

GLASS ARTICLES WITH LOW-FRICTION COATINGS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A coated glass article comprising:
a glass container comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface is
an exterior surface of the glass container; and

a low-friction coating bonded to at least a portion of the first surface of the glass container, the low-friction coating
comprising a polymer chemical composition, the low-friction coating having a thickness of less than or equal to about 1 micron,
wherein:

the portion of the first surface of the coated glass container with the bonded low-friction coating has a coefficient of friction
of less than or equal to 0.7 relative to a like-coated glass container;

the coated glass container is thermally stable after depyrogenation at a temperature of at least about 280° C. for 30 minutes
in air;

a light transmission through the coated glass container is greater than or equal to about 55% of a light transmission through
an uncoated glass container for each wavelength from about 400 nm to about 700 nm; and

the coated glass container is a pharmaceutical package.

US Pat. No. 9,187,364

METHOD OF GLASS EDGE COATING

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A method of glass edge coating, comprising:
providing a glass article having opposing surfaces separated by a thickness of glass and bounded by a perimeter edge;
arranging a nozzle of a jetting dispenser in opposing relation to the perimeter edge of the glass article with a select standoff
distance between the nozzle and the perimeter edge;

supplying a coating material to the jetting dispenser;
jetting a plurality of droplets from the nozzle of the jetting dispenser, wherein the droplets drop on the perimeter edge
after falling through the standoff distance to form beads of coating material on the perimeter edge, whereafter each bead
flows in a plurality of directions on the perimeter edge to form a coating on the perimeter edge that is substantially limited
to the perimeter edge;

effecting a relative motion between the nozzle and the perimeter edge during the jetting such that the beads are deposited
at a plurality of locations along the perimeter edge; and

maintaining a viscosity of the coating material in the jetting dispenser in a range from 500 to 10,000 cp during the jetting.

US Pat. No. 9,132,964

GLASS SHEET GUIDANCE APPARATUS AND METHODS OF GUIDING A GLASS SHEET

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass sheet guidance apparatus including:
a guidance member extending adjacent a conveyance path along which a glass sheet is configured to traverse;
a first holding structure positioned with respect to the conveyance path, the first holding structure supporting a first end
portion of the guidance member; and

a second holding structure spaced apart from the first holding structure and positioned with respect to the conveyance path,
the second holding structure including an adjustment device supporting an opposing second end portion of the guidance member,
wherein the adjustment device is configured to selectively adjust a length of the guidance member extending between the first
holding structure and the second holding structure while maintaining a spaced apart distance between the first holding structure
and the second holding structure.

US Pat. No. 9,132,578

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SKINNING ARTICLES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A skinning apparatus comprising:
a manifold having an interior skinning chamber region,
the manifold receives a source of flowable cement,
the manifold directs the received flowable cement to the interior skinning chamber region surrounding at least a portion of
the outer lateral surface of a first ceramic honeycomb article received in the interior skinning chamber region, the interior
skinning chamber region having a first tapered wall section and an adjacent second downstream un-tapered wall section, and

the interior skinning chamber region produces a cement skin on the entire lateral surface of the received ceramic honeycomb
article;

a source of motive force to controllably urge the received first ceramic honeycomb article into and through the interior skinning
chamber; and

a support member to receive and support the resulting skinned ceramic honeycomb article,wherein the interior skinning chamber region directs the flowable cement from the manifold to the outer lateral surface of
the received first ceramic honeycomb article via the first tapered wall section and the adjacent second downstream un-tapered
wall section.

US Pat. No. 9,588,056

METHOD FOR PARTICLE DETECTION ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method of detecting one or more particles on a substrate comprising:
conveying the substrate over an arcuate surface and producing a first bend in at least a portion of the substrate
directing a laser beam emitted by a broad area laser through a slow-axis cylindrical lens and a fast-axis cylindrical lens
separate from the slow-axis cylindrical lens onto an exterior surface of the substrate at an apex line of the first bend,
wherein a central axis of the laser beam is within 10 degrees of a plane tangent to the apex line, the slow-axis cylindrical
lens imaging the laser beam onto an image plane transverse to a direction of the laser beam, the fast-axis cylindrical lens
collimating the laser beam along a fast axis of the laser beam, the slow-axis cylindrical lens and the fast-axis cylindrical
lens forming a rectangular area of illumination of the laser beam at the image plane transverse to the direction of the laser
beam, and the laser beam producing scattered light from the one or more particles on the exterior surface at the apex line;

restricting a numerical aperture of the laser beam along a fast-slow axis of the slow-axis cylindrical lens using a numerical
aperture restricting aperture plate positioned between the slow-axis cylindrical lens and the fast-axis cylindrical lens;
and

detecting the scattered light with a detection device.

US Pat. No. 9,328,013

GLASS WITH IMPROVED TOTAL PITCH STABILITY

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A glass exhibiting the following performance criteria:
(a) compaction in the LTTC less than or equal to 4.6ppm;
(b) compaction in the HTTC less than or equal to 36 ppm; and
(c) less than 50% of an induced stress relaxed in the SRTC, the glass comprising, in mole percent on an oxide basis: SiO2 50-85, Al2O3 0-20, B2O3 0-10, MgO 0-20, CaO 0-20, SrO 0-20, BaO 0-20, where SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, SrO and BaO represent the mole percents of the oxide components.

US Pat. No. 9,290,413

ION EXCHANGEABLE GLASS WITH HIGH COMPRESSIVE STRESS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass article having a surface and a layer under compressive stress extending from the surface to a depth of layer wherein
the compressive stress CS is at least about 900 Mpa and the depth of layer DOL is at least about 30 ?m, wherein the glass
article comprises:
at least about 50 mol % SiO2;

from about 7 mol % to about 26 mol % Al2O3;

from about 11 mol % to about 25 mol % Na2O;

from 0 mol % to about 9 mol % B2O3;

from 0 mol % to 2.5 mol % K2O;

from 0 mol % to about 8.5 mol % MgO; and
from 0 mol % to 1.5 mol % CaO;
wherein the glass article exhibits a CS criterion defined by the equation ?340+27.1*Al2O3?28.7*B2O3+15.6*Na2O?61.4*K2O+8.1*(MgO+ZnO)?40 mol % and a compensation criterion defined by the equation 0.7 mol %?Na2O+K2O?Al2O3?MgO?ZnO?2 mol %.

US Pat. No. 9,284,209

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING INCLUSIONS IN A GLASS MAKING PROCESS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An apparatus for forming a glass sheet comprising:
a forming wedge comprising weirs at the top of the forming wedge and forming surfaces below the weirs that converge to a root
at the bottom of the forming wedge;

a plurality of heating elements disposed proximate to the forming wedge, at least one of the heating elements comprising a
center portion disposed between end portions, wherein the end portions of the at least one heating element have a higher resistance
than the center portion of the at least one heating element and the end portions of the at least one heating element radiate
a greater amount of heat than the center portion of the at least one heating element;

an enclosure disposed about the forming wedge, the enclosure comprising an inner wall separating the forming wedge from the
plurality of heating elements; and

an insulating thermal barrier positioned in the enclosure and horizontally disposed between an adjacent pair of heating elements,
wherein the insulating thermal barrier thermally isolates heating elements positioned above the insulating thermal barrier
from heating elements positioned below the thermally insulating barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,284,210

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MATERIAL PROCESSING USING DUAL SOURCE CYCLONIC PLASMA REACTOR

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a plasma containment vessel having at least one wall member defining an inner volume having a central axis, an inlet end,
and an opposing outlet end;

an inlet structure disposed at the inlet end of the plasma containment vessel and including: (i) a material inlet for receiving
glass batch material and dispensing the glass batch material proximate to the inlet end of the inner volume of the plasma
containment vessel, (ii) at least one gas inlet for receiving one or more sources of plasma gas and dispensing the plasma
gas into the inlet end of the inner volume such that the plasma gas is directed tangentially to the central axis, and at least
one gas outlet for egress of plasma gas at the outlet end of the inner volume, the at least one gas inlet and at least one
gas outlet being disposed such that the plasma gas swirls through the inner volume in cyclonic fashion; and

first and second ring electrodes disposed annularly about an exterior of the at least one wall member of the plasma containment
vessel, wherein: (i) the first ring electrode is disposed annularly about the inlet end and the second ring electrode is disposed
annularly about the outlet end, and (ii) the first and second ring electrodes are operable to receive a source of RF power
having characteristics sufficient to produce a first electromagnetic field having field lines running between the first and
second ring electrodes and generally parallel to the central axis of the plasma containment vessel; and

an induction coil disposed along the central axis of the plasma containment vessel, and operable to receive a source of AC
power having characteristics sufficient to produce a second electromagnetic field having field lines running through a core
of the induction coil, and through the inner volume generally parallel to the central axis of the plasma containment vessel,
wherein the first electromagnetic field and the second electromagnetic field cooperate to form a plasma plume within the plasma
containment vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,287,106

TRANSLUCENT ALUMINA FILAMENTS AND TAPE CAST METHODS FOR MAKING

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A light bulb comprising an alumina filament, one or more LEDs in contact with the alumina filament and which radiate light
partially through the alumina filament, and a phosphor coating over at least part of both the LEDs and the alumina filament,
wherein the alumina filament:
i. comprises a three-dimensional monolithic structure having two major dimensions, x and y, and a thickness, n, wherein at
least one of x or y is at least 10 times larger than the thickness, with the proviso that neither x or y is greater than 100
mm and n is about 1 mm or less; wherein:

a) the alumina filament has at least one unmodified surface such that the unmodified surface includes grains with an average
height from about 25 nm to about 10 ?m protruding therefrom, and

b) whereby the unmodified surface facilitates attachment of the phosphor coating; and
ii. has a total transmittance of at least 30% when the alumina filament has a thickness of 500 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,244,221

LOW MODULUS PRIMARY COATINGS FOR OPTICAL FIBERS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A coated optical fiber comprising:
a glass optical fiber; and
a primary coating encapsulating the optical fiber, the primary coating having an in-situ modulus of about 0.12 MPa or less
at a thickness of about 32.5 ?m, a Young's modulus as a cured film of about 0.7 MPa or less, and a Tg below ?22° C. and above ?40° C., wherein the primary coating is the cured reaction product of a primary curable composition
having a gel-time ratio relative to C1 of less than about 2 and more than about 1.1, wherein the primary coating comprises
an outer diameter between 170 and 200 microns, the fiber further comprises a secondary coating encapsulating the primary coating,
the secondary coating comprising an outer diameter between 240 and 250 microns, and wherein the primary and secondary coatings
together exhibit an outer coating variability such that at least 80% of the fiber manufacturing distribution is less than
10 ?m when the fiber is manufactured at lamp/speed ratios equal to or less than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 9,132,388

PARTITION FLUID SEPARATION

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A pervaporation element comprising:
a ceramic monolith having an array of parallel channels separated by porous channel walls extending along an axial length
of the monolith, wherein a plurality of the porous channel walls are uncoated porous channel walls;

a functional membrane coating a first plurality of the porous channel walls along the axial length of the monolith, the functional
membrane functioning to separate a fluid into a retentate portion and a permeate portion, wherein the first plurality of porous
channel walls coated by the functional membrane define a plurality of discrete through segments and wherein the uncoated porous
channel walls separate each of the discrete through segments such that fluid entering the discrete through segments is separated
into a retentate portion that exits through the discrete through segments and a permeate portion that exits the ceramic monolith
radially outward through the uncoated porous channel walls and through a skin of the monolith; and

a segmented end cap secured to an axial end of the ceramic monolith, the segmented end cap having a plurality of openings
positioned to expose the plurality of discrete through segments and cover the uncoated porous channel walls such that the
segmented end cap directs the fluid to flow into the plurality of discrete through segments.

US Pat. No. 9,136,063

VENT ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL DOUBLE-LAYER CAPACITORS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. A container of an electrochemical double-layer capacitor comprising:
a housing;
a cap portion adapted to be coupled to the housing;
an orifice passing through at least one of the housing or the cap portion; and
a resealable vent assembly in fluid communication with the container and secured within the orifice, wherein:
the housing and the cap portion define an interior envelope of the container;
the resealable vent assembly is located entirely inside the interior envelope of the container;
the resealable vent assembly comprises a compression spring and a ball and a vent tube extending into the interior envelope
of the container, the compression spring being adapted to compress as a force is applied to the ball in a direction corresponding
to a direction of the valve seat to the orifice;

the vent tube has a tube length and a tube diameter; and
the tube length is at least twice as long as the tube diameter.
US Pat. No. 9,622,483

ANTIMICROBIAL GLASS COMPOSITIONS, GLASSES AND POLYMERIC ARTICLES INCORPORATING THE SAME

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. An article comprising a glass, wherein the glass comprises a cuprite phase comprising a plurality of Cu1+ ions;
a first phase comprising at least one of B2O3, P2O5 and R2O, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of K, Na, Li, Rb, Cs and combinations thereof; and

a second phase,
wherein the glass comprises a surface portion having a depth of less than about 5 nanometers (nm), the surface portion comprising
a plurality of copper ions wherein at least 75% of the plurality of copper ions are Cu1+.