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1. (WO2014193780) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A GLASS RIBBON

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/193780    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/039493
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Wed May 28 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: C03B 17/06
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: WELLES, Andrew Voss
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A GLASS RIBBON
Abstract:
Apparatus for producing a glass ribbon includes a convection cooling device including at least one vacuum source configured to promote convection cooling of the glass ribbon by forcing a cooling fluid to flow along the glass ribbon. In further examples, methods of producing glass ribbon include the step of creating a vacuum to promote convection cooling of the glass ribbon by forcing a cooling fluid to flow along the glass ribbon.