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1. (WO2017034975) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING GLASS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034975    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/047754
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C03B 17/06
C03B 5/182
C03B 18/20
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: BROWN, James William
LUO, Weiwei
PANIDES, Elias
ZHANG, Jingru
ZHOU, Naiyue
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING GLASS
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for processing a glass ribbon can include a glass former to draw a glass ribbon from a quantity of molten material in a draw direction along a draw plane of the glass former. In some embodiments, the apparatus can include a baffle with an inner surface facing the draw plane and an elongated gas port oriented to distribute an outer curtain of gas to pass over an outer surface of the baffle before passing over a downstream edge of the baffle. In some embodiments, the apparatus can include a gas dispenser including a gas outlet oriented to dispense a gas stream in the draw direction along the draw plane and a glass separator oriented to separate a glass sheet from the glass ribbon along a separation path transverse to the draw direction along a width of the glass ribbon.