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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
065170100 PROCESSES 776
065376000 PROCESSES OF MANUFACTURING FIBERS, FILAMENTS, OR PREFORMS 271
065483000 FIBER MAKING APPARATUS 36
065374100 APPARATUS MADE OF SPECIAL MATERIAL 25
065355000 MEANS HEATING OR COOLING APPARATUS 12
065348000 PRODUCT COOLING MEANS (E.G., TEMPERING) 11
065193000 MEANS DRAWING SHEET FROM BATH 8
065181000 COMBINED 6
065269000 GLASSWORKING OR PREFORM BY OR WITH REHEATING MEANS (E.G., FLAME SEVERING) 6
065160000 CONTROL RESPONSIVE TO CONDITION SENSING MEANS 6
065286000 PREFORM RESHAPING MEANS 6
065182100 WITH FLUID SUPPORT FOR ARTICLE OR PREFORM 6
065305000 PRESS MOLDING MACHINE 6
065158000 WITH SIGNAL, INDICATOR, INSPECTION MEANS, REGISTER, OR RECORDER 5
20080264105Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.10-30-2008
20100162766Method for Monitoring by Absorption Spectroscopy During the Forming of Flat Glass and Monitoring Device - The invention relates to a method for controlling flat glass forming by flowing a molten glass over a liquid tin layer contained in a forming vat wherein a forming characteristic quantity is measured above the glass surface during forming by means of beams generated by at least one absorption spectroscopy-based analyser, wherein the light beams generated by said analyser form a net above the glass surface. A device for carrying out the inventive method comprising an arm for supporting a vessel which comprises a retroreflecting means for receiving a light beam and transmitting it in an opposite direction parallel to an incident optical path is also disclosed.07-01-2010
20100126226Glass Sheet Stabilizing System, Glass Manufacturing System and Method for Making A Glass Sheet - A stabilizing system is described herein that reinforces a bowed profile of a downward moving glass sheet which helps to reduce the creation of stress within the glass sheet. In another embodiment, the stabilizing system can also form a rigid zone within the glass sheet which blocks or dampens any disturbances (motion) to the glass sheet that is caused by the scoring and separating of the glass sheet from transferring up the glass sheet. In yet another embodiment, the stabilizing system can also flatten the glass sheet before the scoring and separating of the glass sheet which is desirable because it enables a laser scoring mechanism to cut the glass sheet with the required edge straightness and avoids having to perform another precision cutting process.05-27-2010
20090000336Inner Treatment Method and Device for the Inner Treatment of Glass Containers - The present invention relates to a method for the inner treatment of a glass container (01-01-2009
20080236201SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF BATCH ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION FOR GLASS MANUFACTURING - Certain preferred embodiments of the present invention provide a system for and method of analyzing and cleaning a cullet stream prior to bottle manufacturing. In accordance with certain aspects of the present invention, the system includes a raw materials feeder, a mixing stage, a melting stage, a bottle-forming stage, a cooling/annealing stage, an inspection stage, and a batch controller. The raw materials feeder further includes a cullet bin within which is cullet supply, a feeder, an analysis device, and removal assembly. Certain preferred embodiments of the method include the steps of feeding cullet onto the conveyor, performing real-time composition analysis of the cullet, removing contaminants from the cullet, determining whether the cullet batch is consistent with a predetermined tolerance threshold, adjusting the glass batch formulation, sending the batch ingredients to the mixing stage, and then completing the overall glass manufacturing process.10-02-2008
065157000 MEANS PROVIDING SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE 5
20080282737PRESS-MOLDING APPARATUS - The invention provides a press-molding apparatus having, disposed on a conveying passageway: a heating chamber for heating a mold containing a raw material placed therein; a molding chamber for press-molding the raw material in a non-oxidizing gas atmosphere; and a cooling chamber for cooling the mold after the molding, the mold being conveyed on the conveying passageway in order, each of the heating chamber, the molding chamber, and the cooling chamber being blocked from the atmosphere upon the press-molding, the press-molding apparatus having: a means for blocking the molding chamber and the cooling chamber; and an inflow port for introducing the non-oxidizing gas into the press-molding apparatus, the inflow port being formed for at least one of the heating chamber and the molding chamber.11-20-2008
20100162765Atmosphere Regulator and Coating Apparatus for Coating on Float Glass Production Line - An atmosphere regulator for coating and a coating apparatus on float glass production line are disclosed. Said atmosphere regulator for coating disposed between the district of lift out rolls and the A district of annealing lehr comprises a housing where a plurality of conveyor rolls which transfer sheet glass from said district of lift out rolls to the A district of said annealing lehr are installed, a curtain, an up-turning door and down-turning door are disposed at the joint where said district of lift out rolls and A district of annealing lehr connects. Said coating apparatus comprises a plurality of parallel base boards having a slot in between of the length corresponding to the width of said sheet glass and communicated with the entrance and the exhausting chamber. The present invention has effectively solved the drawbacks occurred in prior arts such as single function for coating, limited adjusting range of film thickness and bad film quality. The present invention is characterized as simple in structure, completeness in function, wide range in film thickness adjustment, good film quality and significant in economic benefit.07-01-2010
20100050695POROUS GLASS PREFORM PRODUCTION APPARATUS - A porous preform production apparatus having a reaction vessel which includes an upper deposition chamber having an air supply inlet and an exhaust outlet, a lower deposition chamber having an air supply inlet, and a top chamber disposed on top of the upper deposition chamber and adapted to lift and store a porous preform formed by deposition, characterized in that the floor of the upper deposition chamber is disposed at a height between the lower end of a straight body part and the deposition tip of the porous glass preform during deposition, and a connection opening which connects the upper deposition chamber with the lower deposition chamber, is provided on the floor of the upper deposition chamber, and that when the aperture diameter of the connection opening is designated as A and the diameter of the porous preform passing through the connection opening as B, the ratio B/A satisfies the expression 0.05≦B/A≦0.6.03-04-2010
20080202168Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.08-28-2008
20130192310LASER ANNEALING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a laser annealing apparatus includes a laser device, an anneal chamber including a stage, a first housing, and an incidence window which is attached to the first housing, an optical module including a second housing and an emission window which is attached to the second housing, and a seal member which surrounds an optical path which connects a position where the emission window is attached and a position where the incidence window is attached, and effects sealing between the optical module and the anneal chamber, an inside of the seal member being an atmosphere of an inert gas.08-01-2013
065207000 GOB CHARGING MEANS WITH SHAPE IMPARTING RECEPTACLE MEANS 4
20080223081Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.09-18-2008
20080229785Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.09-25-2008
20130160494Multifunctional Group for a Glass Items Forming Machine - A rough mold of a machine for forming glass items is provided with a multifunctional group, which has a common support head; a handling device for moving the common head along a first handling axis; and a further handling device for rotating the common head about a second handling axis; the common head being fitted with a mold closing member for sealing the top opening of the rough mold, and at least one further operating member selectable from a funnel-shaped member for guiding at least one glass gob into the rough mold, a blowing member for blowing pressurized air into the rough mold, and one or more members for treating the inner surface of the rough mold.06-27-2013
20080271492Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.11-06-2008
065171000 WITH REPAIR, ASSEMBLY, OR DISASSEMBLY MEANS FOR APPARATUS 4
20090249835Neck ring and method of making for a glass container forming machine - A neck ring for molding a glass container neck finish that includes at least one closure attachment feature. The neck ring includes two semi-annular bi-metal neck ring halves, each consisting essentially of a neck ring insert of wear-resistant metal construction, and a neck ring body of heat-conductive metal construction different from said wear-resistant metal construction and formed around said neck ring insert so as to embed it in said neck ring body. Each of said neck ring halves has a glass-contacting cavity face that includes a first surface portion formed by said inserts for molding the at least one closure attachment feature on the neck finish, and a second surface portion formed by said bodies for molding portions of the neck finish excluding the at least one closure attachment feature.10-08-2009
20130025323FIBER-BASED GASKET, GLASS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THERMAL CELL INDUCED BLISTERS - A fiber-based gasket, a glass manufacturing system, and a method are described herein for reducing thermal cell induced blisters. In one embodiment, the fiber-based gasket is placed in a connection between a first glass manufacturing device (e.g., capsule surrounding a downcomer) and a second glass manufacturing device (e.g., fusion draw machine surrounding an inlet). The fiber-based gasket has a density and compression which results in a gas permeation rate per unit surface area that is less than 22.5 ml/min/cm01-31-2013
20110289973Bottom Cooler for a Post-Manufacture Glass Container Thermal Strengthening Station - An apparatus for manufacturing strengthened glass containers, and more particularly the construction and operation of a bottom cooler in an apparatus for thermally strengthening glass containers in a glass container manufacturing line at a location intermediate the hot end and the cold end. Glass containers formed at an I. S. machine are conveyed through a special tempering Lehr that heats them uniformly to a high temperature that is short of temperatures at which they may become deformed. Subsequently, the glass containers are rapidly thermally strengthened in a cooling station in which the outer and inner surfaces including all areas of the glass containers are simultaneously cooled to a temperature below the Strain Point of the glass used in the glass containers, with the bottom coolers being used to cool the bottoms of the glass containers.12-01-2011
20090078005Plunger foot assembly for a glassware forming machine - A plunger foot assembly includes a preassembled gearbox for mounting on a section box base plate of a glassware forming machine. The preassembled gearbox has an input and an output gear with an internally threaded central opening. A hollow externally threaded shaft is threadably coupled to and extends from the internally threaded opening of the output gear. A plunger support is mounted on the hollow externally threaded shaft such that rotation of the output gear of the gearbox raises and lowers the plunger support. The plunger support has an upper face for mounting at least one plunger with air ports of the plunger opening at the face of the support. The plunger support also has air passages for feeding plunger up, plunger down and plunger cooling air to the air ports of a plunger mounted on the plunger support, and a cooling air exhaust passage for feeding cooling air exhaust from the plunger mounted on the support to the hollow interior of the externally threaded shaft. At least one telescoping tube assembly has a base for mounting on the section box base plate, and telescoping tubes with inlet ports for receiving plunger up, plunger down and plunger cooling air and outlets coupled to the air passages in the plunger support.03-26-2009
065370100 ROLLER MEANS FOR GLASSWORKING, TEMPERING, OR ANNEALING 4
20100242546Conveyance Assisting Device of Glass Ribbon - In a glass-ribbon conveyance assisting device which is applied to a glass-ribbon conveyance device configured to convey a glass ribbon on a plurality of rotating glass-conveyance rolls, the glass-ribbon conveyance assisting device includes a rotary drive section, a plurality of rolls configured to be rotated by the rotary drive section, an annular belt configured to rotate while running with flexion under a state where the rolls have been inserted into the belt, and a wheel configured to press the glass ribbon which is conveyed on the belt. The glass ribbon is conveyed on the belt by a drive of the belt under a state where width-directional both end portions of the glass ribbon are sandwiched between the belt and the wheel.09-30-2010
20090293547Method of Reinforcing a Roller Cladding Material and Clad Lehr Roller - Methods of reinforcing a fibrous roller cladding material, reinforced roller cladding materials and clad lehr rollers wherein the cladding comprises a reinforced fibrous material are disclosed. The roller cladding material, which comprises a fibre board, is reinforced by a method comprising firstly contacting the cladding material with a fluid medium comprising a reinforcing agent whereby fluid is absorbed by the cladding material, and secondly, drying the cladding until the surface of the cladding is dry to the touch, characterised in that the reinforcing agent comprises a compound of phosphorus or a compound of boron. Roller cladding materials reinforced according to the methods disclosed have an improved resistance to cullet damage. The reinforced roller cladding material may be used as the cladding of a clad lehr roller, of the type used for example to convey flat glass in sheet or ribbon form.12-03-2009
20120297836PULL-ROLLS FOR USE IN GLASS MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME - Pulling rolls for used in forming glass ribbons with reduced defects and cracking are disclosed. In one embodiment, the pulling roll may include a shaft member and a roll assembly. The roll assembly may be positioned on the shaft member for rotation with the shaft member. The roll assembly may include an axially compressed stack of ring elements formed from an inorganic material such as mica paper. The mica paper may include layers of overlapping mica platelets oriented substantially in parallel with one another. A contact surface of the roll assembly may have a Shore D hardness greater than or equal to about 10 and less than or equal to about 60.11-29-2012
20130098115Molten Silica Roll with Heating System for Glass Tempering and Thermal Treatment of Materials - A fused silica roll with a heating system internally built inside the roll for use in horizontal glass tempering furnaces or for thermal treatment of glass or other materials; made of a fused silica roll of heating, built in the shape of a cylinder with longitudinal circular tunnel of housing to the electrical resistance of heating, connected to the electrical terminals of the rotary contacts of mercury.04-25-2013
065357000 MOLD WITH SEPARATING MEANS OR CLAMPING MEANS 4
20130047675FINISHING MOLD FOR SHAPING A GLASS ITEM, FOR EXAMPLE SUCH AS A GLASS BOTTLE - The invention relates to a finishing mold comprising a cavity for receiving a paraison the glass item and delimited by a central body arranged between a lid and a bottom. The central body is formed by an even number of complementary sectors at least equal to four, radially and simultaneously movable between an active position for molding the item from said paraison in which the sectors are laterally applied against one another, and a passive position for stripping the item in which said sectors are laterally spaced apart from one another.02-28-2013
20110041559ASSEMBLY FOR OPENING/CLOSING MOLDS OF A GLASSWARE MOLDING MACHINE - A mold of a glassware molding machine has two half-molds movable between a closed molding position and an open extraction position by a mold opening/closing assembly, wherein two actuating arms, each fitted to a respective half-mold, are rotated about respective fixed hinge axes by an actuator assembly having a central linear actuator, and two lateral linear actuators located substantially on opposite sides of the central actuator; the actuators having respective movable members translating respectively along a central axis and two lateral axes parallel to one another and to the fixed hinge axes; and the central axis being located at a distance from a plane of the lateral axes.02-24-2011
20110314872GLASSWARE FORMING MACHINE MOLDS OPENING/CLOSING DEVICE - A mold of a glassware forming machine has a longitudinal plane of symmetry, and two half-molds movable between a closed position and an open extraction position by a powered mold opening/closing device, which has a fixed fastening and supporting structure, two mold-holders, and, for each mold-holder, a respective supporting and actuating arm hinged to the relative mold-holder to rotate about a movable hinge axis, and to the fixed structure to rotate about a fixed hinge axis; the fixed hinge axes being located on opposite sides of the plane of. symmetry, and at such a distance from the plane of symmetry that, when the half-molds are in the closed position, the line intersecting the fixed axis and movable axis of each arm extends substantially parallel to the plane of symmetry.12-29-2011
20080209951GLASSWARE FORMING MACHINE MOLDS OPENING/CLOSING DEVICE - A mold of a glassware forming machine has a longitudinal plane of symmetry, and two half-molds movable between a closed position and an open extraction position by a powered mold opening/closing device, which has a fixed fastening and supporting structure, two mold-holders, and, for each mold-holder, a respective supporting and actuating arm hinged to the relative mold-holder to rotate about a movable hinge axis, and to the fixed structure to rotate about a fixed hinge axis; the fixed hinge axes being located on opposite sides of the plane of symmetry, and at such a distance from the plane of symmetry that, when the half-molds are in the closed position, the line intersecting the fixed axis and movable axis of each arm extends substantially parallel to the plane of symmetry.09-04-2008
065346000 GLASS CONDITIONING CHANNEL SECTION 3
20120216577MOLTEN GLASS DELIVERY APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL QUALITY GLASS - A molten glass delivery system is modified to match it with the overflow downdraw process. A substantial number of defects not removed by the finer are diverted to the unusable inlet and distal edges of the sheet. In one embodiment, the stirring device is relocated from the outlet to the inlet of the finer. In another embodiment, the basic shape of the finer is preferably changed from a cylindrical shape to a Double Apex (or Gull Wing) shaped cross-section, whereby the apexes of the finer contain the glass that will form the unusable inlet end of the glass sheet. The finer vent or vents are preferably located at these apexes such that any homogeneity defects caused by the vents are diverted to the unusable inlet end of the glass sheet. The finer cross-section has a high aspect ratio for increased fining efficiency as compared to a cylindrical finer.08-30-2012
20090235694GLASS MELTING APPARATUS - A glass melting apparatus is provided with a clarifier tank adapted to clarify melted glass which is obtained by melting a raw glass material. Partition walls are provided in the clarifier tank so as to define a meandering flow passage through which the melted glass flows. A bottom of the clarifier tank is sloped so that the flow passage ascends from an upstream side thereof to a downstream side thereof.09-24-2009
20100319403VACUUM DEGASSING APPARATUS AND VACUUM DEGASSING METHOD FOR MOLTEN GLASS - The present invention provides a vacuum degassing apparatus and a vacuum degassing method for molten glass, which can suppress generation of bubbles on an interface between molten glass and a wall face of a conduit for molten glass such as a vacuum degassing vessel, an uprising pipe or a downfalling pipe that constitute a vacuum degassing apparatus, or influence of lowering of vacuum degassing effect due to rise of the level of molten glass in the vacuum degassing vessel, and which can stably exhibit the effect of vacuum degassing.12-23-2010
065361000 MOLD WITH SUPPORTING OR CARRYING MEANS 3
20080307831Floating mount bottom plate holder in a glassware forming machine - A glassware mold bottom plate mounting arrangement in a glassware forming machine includes a floating ring captured by a cap plate on a base for limited lateral movement with respect to the base and the cap plate. A hollow spud is rigidly secured to and extends from the ring. A cooling wind passage in the base opens through the hollow spud, and a vacuum passage in the base opens through the ring at a position spaced from the spud. A glassware mold bottom plate is removably telescopically received over the ring and the spud. The bottom plate has a central air passage received over the spud, an annular recess received over the ring, and a peripheral air passage that opens into the annular recess such that the central and peripheral air passages open to the cooling wind and vacuum passages in the base through the spud and the ring respectively. The spud and the ring preferably have external seals in respective sliding sealing engagement with the central air passage and the annular recess in the bottom plate. There preferably are face seals between the base and the floating ring, and between the ring and an undersurface of the cap plate.12-18-2008
20120103022CRUCIBLE ASSEMBLY FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON INGOT INCLUDING SUBSIDIARY CRUCIBLE - The present invention relates to a crucible assembly for manufacturing a silicon ingot including a subsidiary crucible, and, more particularly, to a crucible assembly for manufacturing a silicon ingot including a subsidiary crucible, which is used in an apparatus for manufacturing a silicon ingot by refining a silicon raw material, and which can manufacture a silicon ingot having a high effective height because it includes a standard crucible and a subsidiary crucible so that it can be charged with a large amount of silicon raw material. The crucible assembly for manufacturing a silicon ingot includes: a standard crucible which melts a silicon raw material and whose upper portion is opened; a standard crucible supporter which surrounds the standard crucible to position the standard crucible in place; a subsidiary crucible including open upper and lower portions, which is provided at a bottom thereof with an inclined surface and which has a size smaller than that of the standard crucible, the inclined surface being in contact with the upper surface of the standard crucible; and a subsidiary crucible supporter which surrounds the subsidiary crucible to position the subsidiary crucible in place.05-03-2012
20110226018GLASSWARE FORMING MACHINE POWERED MOLD HANDLING DEVICE, AND FORMING MACHINE FEATURING SUCH A DEVICE - In a glassware forming machine, a mold is moved to and from a work position by a device having a supporting structure connected to an overhead frame of the machine; a gripping head for engaging the mold; a cable transmission having a cable operated by a winch and connected to the gripping head to move the gripping head to and from the supporting structure in a substantially vertical direction; and a powered articulated arm connected to the gripping head and to the supporting structure to exert substantially horizontal forces on the gripping head.09-22-2011
065243000 PLURAL DISTINCT GLASSWORKING APPARATUS 2
20100018255Forming section of a hollow glass items production machine and relevant support structure - In a machine for forming glass items, a forming section has a forming assembly, and a bottom support structure for supporting the forming assembly. The forming section has a rough mold; a finish mold; a transfer assembly for transferring at least one glass mass being formed from the rough mold to the finish mold; an extractor for extracting at least one glass item from the finish mold; a glass mass guide device, a mold closing device, and a punching device associated with the rough mold. The forming section also has and a pneumatic blower device and a cooling device associated with at least the finish mold The bottom support structure has a bottom hollow frame, and at least one top plate separate from the bottom frame and on which the whole forming assembly rests and is connected.01-28-2010
20080209946APPARATUS FOR MOLDING OPTICAL ELEMENT - A molding apparatus for optical elements is provided, which reduces thermal influence receiving from adjacent production steps by a simple structure and simple process steps, and which can carry out molding of precision optical elements.09-04-2008
065335000 GLASS FURNACE WITH FURNACE CHARGING MEANS 2
20100242545CYCLICAL STOICHIOMETRIC VARIATION OF OXY-FUEL BURNERS IN GLASS FURNACES - An end-port regenerative furnace includes a housing; a combustion chamber within the housing; first and second regenerators each disposed to be in communication with the combustion chamber; and first and second burner assemblies adapted to operate fuel-rich and fuel-lean concurrent with a respective one of the first and second regenerators, the first and second regenerators each constructed and arranged to alternate between a combustion mode and an exhaust mode for the combustion products circulating in the combustion chamber.09-30-2010
20120167632FURNACE FOR MELTING BATCH MATERIALS - Furnace for melting batch materials comprising: a tank (07-05-2012
065324000 MOLTEN GLASS DISPENSING MEANS (E.G., FEEDER OR LADLE) 2
20100275656APPARATUS FOR PREHEATING BATCHES OF GLASS CULLET - An apparatus for preheating a batch (11-04-2010
20100287992 FOREHEARTH - A forehearth (11-18-2010
065144000 MEANS SHAPING PREFORM FROM GRANULAR MATERIAL WITH FUSION MEANS 2
20100170298Vitreous silica crucible manufacturing apparatus - A vitreous silica crucible manufacturing apparatus includes a plurality of carbon electrodes configured to heat and melt raw material powder by arc discharge, and a value of a ratio R07-08-2010
20120272687APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING VITREOUS SILICA CRUCIBLE - Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a vitreous silica crucible, which is capable of stably manufacturing a high quality vitreous silica crucible by stabilizing heat generation through an arc discharge. The apparatus for manufacturing a vitreous silica crucible includes a mold that defines a shape of a vitreous silica crucible, carbon electrodes that generate an arc discharge for fusing a silica powder molded body formed in the mold, and a power supply device that supplies power to the carbon electrodes. The power supply device includes a saturable reactor that is provided on a supply path of the power to the carbon electrodes and has variable reactance, and a control device that controls the power supplied to the carbon electrodes by changing the reactance of the saturable reactor.11-01-2012
065260000 WITH MEANS ABOVE MOLD TO TAKE-OUT OR TRANSFER PRODUCT 2
20100223958PROTECTED HOLLOW GLASSWARE TAKE-OUT DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A HOLLOW GLASSWARE MOLDING MACHINE - A protected hollow glassware take-out device having a support equipped with drive means; a first arm fitted in rotary manner to and projecting from the support, and which is connected to and rotated by the drive means with respect to the support; a second arm, equipped with grippers, which is fitted in rotary manner to and projects from the first arm; and means for rotating the second arm synchronously with respect to the first, and in turn having a shaft, which is coaxial with a rotation member of the first arm, and is secured at one end to the support, and at the opposite end to the first arm; and a kinematic mechanism carried by the first arm and connecting the shaft to a rotation member of the second arm; controlled-yielding angular connecting means being located between the shaft and the support; and the rotation member of the first arm being connected to the first arm indirectly via torque transmission means with a predetermined break load.09-09-2010
20080282739Apparatus for opening and closing molds in a glassware forming machine - Apparatus for opening and closing mold arms in a glassware forming machine includes a gearbox for mounting on a glassware machine frame, a cylinder housing suspended beneath the gearbox, and a cylinder disposed within the cylinder housing. The cylinder has a piston with an extending piston rod and a gear rack machined or otherwise formed in the piston rod. A first drive gear in the cylinder housing is coupled to the gear rack and a drive shaft extends from the first drive gear and the cylinder housing into the gearbox. A second drive gear is disposed in the gearbox and coupled to the drive shaft. Laterally spaced operating shafts extend upwardly from within the gearbox. Means including an idler gear couple the second drive gear to the operating shafts such that the operating shafts are rotated simultaneously in opposite directions by the cylinder, the gear rack, the first and second drive gears and the idler gear. In exemplary embodiments of the disclosure, the means include driven gears or connecting links coupling the second drive gear and the idler gear to the operating shafts. Linkages couple the operating shafts to the mold arms of the glassware forming machine.11-20-2008
065178000 WITH AGITATOR FOR MOLTEN OR SOFT GLASS 2
20100242543METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING GLASS, IN WHICH CHEMICAL REDUCTION OF GLASS COMPONENTS IS AVOIDED - In the apparatus for producing glass reduction of reduction-sensitive components in the glass melt is reduced or preferably is prevented during the melting and/or fining processes by introducing an oxidizing agent into the glass melt. The apparatus has a melt crucible, a fining vessel, and a device for conducting oxygen and/or ozone into the glass melt in the melt crucible and/or fining vessel, in order to suppress reduction of reduction-sensitive components of the glass melt. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus has a metallic skull crucible, which includes the melt crucible and/or the fining vessel. The apparatus preferably includes a homogenization unit connected to the fining vessel to receive glass melt from the fining vessel in order to further process the glass melt after refining.09-30-2010
20080282738Molten Glass Stirrer and Molten Glass Stirring Device Including the Molten Glass Stirrer - The present invention relates to a molten glass stirrer having a spiral agitating blade with through openings on a blade surface, and to technique for rotating the molten glass stirrer that is soaked in molten glass. The through openings are preferably located in a radial direction with a shaft being a center, and preferably have an elongated rectangle or a boomerang shape. According to the present invention, molten glass flow is created three-dimensionally and spirally, and the molten glass flow is cut in a substantially vertical direction to the shaft, thereby homogenizing the molten glass and avoiding defects such as striae, and therefore, high quality glass products can be manufactured.11-20-2008
065347000 MELTING POT OR FURNACE WITH STRUCTURALLY DEFINED DELIVERY OR FINING ZONE 2
20120180531GLASS FURNACE, IN PARTICULAR FOR CLEAR OR ULTRA-CLEAR GLASS, WITH A REDUCTION IN THE PRIMARY RECIRCULATION - The invention relates to a glass furnace for heating and melting materials to be vitrified, in which two loops (B07-19-2012
20120216578GLASS FURNACE HAVING CONTROLLED SECONDARY RECIRCULATION OF THE GLASS - The invention relates to a furnace for melting and fining glass, which includes: a vault provided with a heating means, a hearth (08-30-2012
065300000 MEANS APPLYING PNEUMATIC PRESSURE INSIDE OF DISCRETE CHARGE (I.E., BLOW MEANS) 1
20090133443Glassware forming machine blowhead arm assembly - A glassware forming machine blowhead arm assembly includes a one-piece blowhead arm body having at least one longitudinal air passage and a plurality of lateral air passages connected to the longitudinal passage. A blowhead chuck is removably received in a first end of each lateral passage and a cap is threaded into the second end of each lateral passage spaced from the associated blowhead chuck. A spring is captured in compression between each cap and an associated blowhead chuck biasing the blowhead chuck in a direction out of the lateral passage and away from the cap. In an exemplary embodiment of the disclosure adapted for use in conjunction with so-called isolated finish cooling blowheads, there are first and second longitudinal air passages extending through the blowhead arm body separately from each other, and separate air inputs in the body respectively coupled to the first and second longitudinal passages. Each lateral air passage is separately connected to the longitudinal air passages, and the blowhead chucks have separate air passages for feeding blow air and finish cooling air to a blowhead mounted in the chuck.05-28-2009
065268000 PREFORM RESHAPING MEANS WITH TREATING MEANS 1
20100132408Coating for a device for forming glass products - The invention relates to 06-03-2010
065174000 WITH MECHANICAL CUTTER, SCORER, OR SCRIBER FOR ARTICLE OR PREFORM 1
20100107698SHEARING BLADE FOR MOLTEN GLASS GOBS - Shearing blade for molten glass gobs comprising a knife (05-06-2010
065152000 FUSION BONDING MEANS 1
20120304700METHOD FOR JOINING MEMBERS TO BE JOINED AND JOINING APPARATUS USED THEREFOR - A joining apparatus is provided to apply a laser beam to a joint interface between two members to be joined. The joining apparatus includes a laser-applying unit for applying a continuous wave laser beam with a focal point thereof spaced a predetermined distance away from the laser light absorbent layer; and a retainer including a pressing portion for applying in a compressing direction a substantially uniform surface pressure to the entire contact surfaces of the two members to be joined at the time of applying the laser beam.12-06-2012
065227000 DIVERSE DISTINCT GLASSWORKING APPARATUS 1
20090000337Apparatus for opening and closing molds in a glassware forming machine - Apparatus for opening and closing mold arms in a glassware forming machine includes a gearbox for mounting on a glassware machine frame, a cylinder housing suspended beneath the gearbox, and a mold open/close cylinder disposed within the cylinder housing. The cylinder has a mold open/close piston with an extending piston rod and a gear rack machined or otherwise formed in the piston rod. A first drive gear in the cylinder housing is coupled to the gear rack and a drive shaft extends from the first drive gear and the cylinder housing into the gearbox. A second drive gear is disposed in the gearbox and coupled to the drive shaft. Laterally spaced operating shafts extend upwardly from within the gearbox. Means including an idler gear couple the second drive gear to the operating shafts such that the operating shafts are rotated simultaneously in opposite directions by the cylinder, the gear rack, the first and second drive gears and the idler gear. In exemplary embodiments of the disclosure, the means include driven gears or connecting links coupling the second drive gear and the idler gear to the operating shafts. Linkages couple the operating shafts to the mold arms of the glassware forming machine.01-01-2009
065261000 BLOWING MEANS WITH BLOW MOLD 1
20080314087Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.12-25-2008
065169000 WITH MEANS PROVIDING PARTING MATERIAL 1
20100223956FLOAT BATH SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING FLOAT GLASS - Disclosed is a float bath system for manufacturing a float glass, comprising a block assembly having a plurality of blocks connected to each other and configured to store a molten metal therein; a steel casing surrounding the block assembly; an air blower capable of supplying air to the steel casing; and a coating layer formed on a contact surface of the steel casing with the block assembly to prevent the molten metal from reacting with the steel casing when the molten metal flows in a gap between the blocks of the block assembly.09-09-2010
065302000 ARTICLE FORMING MEANS UTILIZING MOLD MOTION (E.G., CENTRIFUGAL CASTING) 1
20080209948Method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles - A method and a machine for the production of hollow glassware articles, by the blow-and-blow, press-and-blow, press-and-blow paste mold and direct-press processes in a glassware forming machine including single or multiple machine sections each having single or multiple-cavity, comprising: forming a parison in an inverted orientation, into a blank mold and a first transferable and open-able neck ring mold held by an inverting apparatus having a first and a second diametrically opposed arms, each arm holding a transferable and open-able neck ring mold; inverting the parison held by the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold, by rotating the first arm 180° to an upright orientation at an intermediate station, while the second arm with a second transferable and open-able neck ring mold is simultaneously placed at the parison forming station; transferring the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold holding the parison in an upright orientation, from the intermediate station, to a blow mold station, by a transference apparatus; releasing the first parison into a blow mold, and turning back the first transferable and open-able neck ring mold empty to the first arm of the inverting apparatus, at the intermediate station to be placed again at the parison forming station by rotating the first arm additional 180°, completing a 360° turn, while the second arm reaches to the intermediate station; blowing the parison into a blow mold to form a finished article; and transferring the finished article in an upright orientation, once the blow mold is opened, by a take out apparatus, to place it at a dead plate or at a carrying conveyor.09-04-2008
065253000 ROLLING MEANS TO FORM SHEET OR STRIP 1
20100218559HIGH TEMPERATURE ROLL - The present invention describes a roll for use in glass manufacture, especially non-dusting TFT glass. The roll may include a hollow fused silica cylinder. End caps are mechanically fixed to the roll. Pulling flats are fixed in place by inner and outer end plates. A compression fitting secures at least the outer end plate to the roll. The roll may be reinforced with an internal metal rod that is secured to the shaft by a plurality of supports. The supports accommodate differences in thermal expansion.09-02-2010
065142000 PARTICULATE BEAD OR BALL MAKING APPARATUS (E.G., PIN HEADING) 1
20110138859CERAMIC MICROSPHERES FOR CEMENTING APPLICATIONS - A method and apparatus for manufacturing ceramic microspheres from industrial slag. The microspheres have a particle size of about 38 microns to about 150 microns. The microspheres are used to create a cement slurry having a density of at least about 11 lbs/g. The resultant cement slurry may then be used to treat subterranean wells.06-16-2011

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