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1. (WO2018222984) GLASS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222984    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035588
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 02 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C03B 17/06
C03B 7/084
Applicants: CORNING INCORPORATED
Inventors: LARONZE, Pierre
MANLEY, Sara Ashley
SMITH, Christopher Myron
Title: GLASS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHODS
Abstract:
A glass manufacturing apparatus may include a portion of a conduit positioned within an internal bore of a refractory tube. In one embodiment, the refractory tube includes a first heating element operable to heat a first length of the refractory tube and a second heating element operable to heat a second length of the refractory tube. In another embodiment, a forming vessel includes an inlet and a lower end of the refractory device is positioned within the inlet. In further embodiments, methods of manufacturing glass include flowing molten material along the flow axis through the interior pathway of the conduit. In some embodiments, the method includes flowing molten material through an outlet of a downstream segment of a delivery pipe positioned within the inlet.