(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 16 June 2018 (16.06.2018)

Information valid as of: 13 May 2019 (13.05.2019)

Report generated on: 16 July 2019 (16.07.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2018/22653513 December 2018 (13.12.2018) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2018/03569301 June 2018 (01.06.2018) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
62/515,796 (US)06 June 2017 (06.06.2017) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
B65D 25/34 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
CORNING INCORPORATED [US/US]; 1 Riverfront Plaza Corning, New York 14831 (US) (for all designated states)

(72) Inventor(s):
ANDERSON, Sean Thomas; 82 E. Third Street Corning, New York 14830 (US)
DE ANGELIS, Gilbert; 823 Clendenning Road Lindley, New York 14858 (US)
DELAMIELLEURE, Megan Aurora; 3612 Dyke Road Corning, New York 14830 (US)
KUNITAKE, Miki Eugene; 674 Harris Hill Road Elmira, New York 14903 (US)
LAMBERSON, Derwin Lee; 3822 West Hill Road Painted Post, New York 14870 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
MASON, Matthew J; Corning Incorporated Intellectual Property Department SP-TI-3-1 Corning, New York 14831 (US)

(54) Title (EN): METHODS FOR RECONDITIONING GLASS MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
(54) Title (FR): PROCÉDÉS DE RECONDITIONNEMENT DE SYSTÈMES DE FABRICATION DE VERRE

(57) Abstract:
(EN): A method for reconditioning a glass manufacturing system includes establishing a reducing atmosphere in a glass melting vessel and draining a glass melt composition from the melting vessel while the reducing atmosphere is in the vessel. The pressure of the reducing atmosphere is greater than the pressure of the atmosphere surrounding the melting vessel and the reducing atmosphere is established by operating at least one combustion burner in the melting vessel in a fuel-rich condition.
(FR): L'invention concerne un procédé de reconditionnement d'un système de fabrication de verre comprenant l'établissement d'une atmosphère réductrice dans une cuve de fusion de verre et l'écoulement d'une composition de verre fondu de la cuve de fusion en même temps que l'atmosphère réductrice est présente dans la cuve. La pression de l'atmosphère réductrice est supérieure à la pression de l'atmosphère entourant la cuve de fusion et l'atmosphère réductrice est établie par l'actionnement d'au moins un brûleur à combustion dans la cuve de fusion dans un état riche en combustible.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 10 September 2018 (10.09.2018) [US]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JO, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM