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9022699 Method and system for locally controlling support of a flat object  
A non-contact support platform system is provided for supporting a substantially flat object. The system includes a platform with a first plurality of pressure ports and a first plurality of...
8997521 Method and apparatus for supporting and heating glass sheets on a hot gas cushion  
A method and apparatus for supporting and heating glass sheets for tempering or bending on a hot gas cushion. One edge of the glass is supported on transport rollers and the rotation axes of the...
8789392 Apparatus for shaping glass and methods  
An apparatus for shaping a glass sheet includes an engagement member including a flexible bumper comprising a flexible material. The flexible bumper is configured to operate at the forming...
8690489 Method and system for locally controlling support of a flat object  
A non-contact support platform system is provided for supporting a substantially flat object. The system includes a platform with a first plurality of pressure ports and a first plurality of...
8667815 Setting plate arrangement  
In order to permit more effective cooling in comparison to the prior art, in particular in its floor area, of a hollow glass article (1) standing upright on the base (2) of a setting plate (4)...
8573005 Apparatus and method for mass producing 3D articles from 2D glass-containing sheets  
An apparatus for mass production of 3D articles from 2D glass-containing sheets includes a heating section having a heating station that includes a heating chamber adapted to receive a 2D...
8397539 Non-contact dancer mechanisms, web isolation apparatuses and methods for using the same  
A non-contact dancer mechanism for conveying a web of brittle material includes a guide rail and a variable position web support plenum adjustably positioned on the guide rail. The variable...
8361233 Glass support system, method of supporting glass, and etching equipment using the same  
The present invention provides a glass support system, including methods and equipment for supporting a glass substrate on a column of air. The disclosed glass alignment equipment may be used to...
8297077 Method and device for the contactless transport or support of glass or glass ceramic  
In order to provide a particularly homogeneous pressure and temperature profile in a gas cushion for the levitating support of glass or glass ceramic, the invention provides a device (19) for...
8132428 Glass sheet forming method  
A method for forming glass sheets is performed by a system (10) that includes a forming station (14) having lower and upper molds (28, 30) between which glass sheets G are cyclically received from...
8069689 Process and device for producing fire-polished gobs  
A levitation process for producing fire-polished gobs is provided. The process includes feeding a glass slug into a levitation mold and reducing a through-flow of the fluid between the glass slug...
8028543 Tempering bent glass sheets  
An apparatus for tempering a bent glass sheet is disclosed. The apparatus comprises means for conveying the sheet through the apparatus and a pair of blastheads for quenching the sheet with quench...
8025832 Method for shaping sheet thermoplastic and the like  
Processes and apparati for shaping sheet glass or thermoplastic materials use force from a layer of a flowing fluid, such as air, between the sheet and a mandrel at close to the softening...
7913517 Process and apparatus for producing flat glass  
The present invention relates to production of a flat glass, which can improve the surface smoothness of a flat glass in the moving direction and which prevents formation of stripes on the flat...
7908885 Non-contact porous air bearing and glass flattening device  
Thin substrates, such as flat glass panels, are levitated on a porous media air bearing creating a pressurized film of air and preloaded against the air film by negative pressure areas. The...
7866186 Device for producing a gas cushion  
The gas cushion serves to support a preheated glass sheet and is produced by a chamber, which is connected to a source (21) of compressed gas. The upper wall (10) of the chamber is adapted to the...
7748237 Convection glass heating furnace  
The invention disclose a convection glass heating furnace, which includes upper and lower furnace bodies, at least one gas-collection box are set in the upper and lower furnace bodies...
7743628 Method and device for non-contact moulding of fused glass gobs  
The invention relates to a method and device for non-contact molding of fused glass or glass ceramic gobs by means of gas levitation, comprising the following method steps: a pre-form is...
7645111 System for putting glass plates to target positions  
A method for putting a glass plate to a target position includes (a) putting the glass plate at a preliminary position above an air table that discharges air upwardly, by moving a suction member...
7540173 Method and apparatus for bending glass sheets  
For bending a glass sheet so that the glass sheet has a compound curvature, an apparatus comprises a furnace including hearth beds on a bed support and a quenching unit provided with upper and...
7401476 Method and apparatus for bending a glass sheet  
A heated and softened glass sheet is put on a bending surface of a frame unit to be preliminarily bent by gravity before the glass sheet is pressed by an upper mold and the frame unit. There are...
7377130 Method for making globular bodies  
The method of making globular or spherical bodies of optical quality includes filling receptacles (2) in a heat-resistant support (3) made of a porous material with glass gobs (1); conducting gas...
7344350 Transporting apparatus with air-supplying support means and drive-force application means  
The invention discloses a transporting apparatus that transmits a drive force to a transported object in a state where the transported object is supported by a air-supplying-type support...
7260959 Glass handling system and method for using same  
A glass handling system and method are described herein where an enhanced robot is used to engage and hold a glass sheet in a manner that minimizes the motion of the glass sheet as it is moved...
7222710 Conveyance apparatus, conveyance system, and conveyance method  
A load conveyance device composed of: a load supporting device having a through hole passing in a gravity direction, anda fluid supplying device to supply a fluid into the through hole, wherein...
7178367 Apparatus and method for bend-shaping a glass sheet  
An apparatus for bend-shaping a glass sheet is disclosed, which comprises a heating furnace, a plurality of in-furnace beds disposed within the heating furnace, at least one out-furnace bed...
7174745 Apparatus for press-forming molten bodies  
An apparatus for press-forming a molten gob made of meltable material, especially of glass or glass ceramics, into a body of specific shape with compression moulds which form with each other a...
7128516 Workpiece transport apparatus  
While periphery or peripheries of workpiece(s) W lifted in floating fashion by simultaneous suction and expulsion of gas(es) between pair(s) of first and second, or upper and lower, transport...
7121119 Press molding apparatus for an optical element and method of manufacturing the optical element  
A transfer arm holds a plurality of preforms arranged in a single line and simultaneously drops and supplies the preforms downward. A positioning arm has a pair of arm split members split in its...
7107792 Method and device for retaining and transporting flat glass in a contactless manner  
The method of supporting and transporting hot flat glass on a gas bed for ceramicizing includes arranging a number of spaced-apart porous or perforated planar segments to form a base with a...
7096691 Apparatus and method for bending glass sheets  
An apparatus for bending a glass sheet includes a final hearth bed. This final hearth bed has a top surface that is upwardly convexly curved along a plane perpendicular to an axis of the glass...
7093464 Device for supporting a horizontal guided glass strand  
The invention concerns a device for supporting a horizontal guided, continuous glass strand; with a number of supporting blocks, which each exhibits a supporting area, facing the glass strand;the...
7007511 Device for supporting a ribbon of glass  
A device for supporting a ribbon of glass, having at least one roller arranged in an area of an underside of the ribbon of glass. In order to keep a ribbon of glass as free as possible of...
7000429 Roller table for carrying and transporting a hot glass band  
A roller table for supporting and transporting a hot glass strand. A plurality of rollers arranged parallel to each other and perpendicular to the transport direction of the glass strand are...
6907755 Device for manufacturing glass gobs  
A device for manufacturing glass gobs includes a membrane body of a porous gas transmitting material. Channels for introducing compressed gas into the membrane body extend through the membrane...
6886815 Porous wall for forming a levitation gas film  
A porous wall through which a flow of gas is established forming a layer supporting a liquid mass is strengthened partly to stiffen it and partly to control the shape of the lower surface of the...
6851280 Method of making a halogen lamp and other analogous lamps and objects, and apparatus for the manufacture thereof  
The present invention generally relates to a method of making halogen lamps and halogen lamp bulbs, as well as other analogous lamps and objects. The present invention also relates to apparatus...
6829909 Method for heating glass semi-finished products above the adhesion temperature  
The invention relates to a method for heating up and shaping a preform consisting of glass or glass ceramic. According to the invention, a preform, formed using conventional methods, is heated to...
6810686 Process for manufacturing glass optical elements  
Disclosed are processes for manufacturing glass optical elements by press molding a heated and softened glass material in preheated molds. In the process, the glass material is heated while it is...
6799438 Method for making a microstructure in a glass or plastic substrate according to hot-forming technology and associated forming tool  
A microstructure is formed in a viscous glass or plastic substrate by pressing a structured surface of a forming tool corresponding to a negative of the microstructure to be produced in the...
6761046 Cold rolling of glass preforms  
A method and apparatus for making cylindrical glass preforms with convex, optical quality convex end surfaces is taught. A glass ball preform is placed on a heated lower platen. The temperature of...
6626010 Method for floating glass lump, method for preparing glass lump and method for preparing molded glass, and apparatus used for the methods  
A method of floating glass gobs by means of a gas flow. A method of manufacturing glass gobs by floating a molten glass gob and simultaneously cooling it. A method of manufacturing glass spheres...
6571581 Contactless extrusion apparatus  
An extrusion system for producing a desired extrusion profile on a continuously moving work piece has a die containing two or more pressurized fluid extrusion cells therein, through which the work...
6546755 Device for pressing two mold portions together and controlling an internal pressure so as to create a hollow cone  
A method and device for the manufacture of a hollow cone (37) with a cone tip (31) whereby a parison of viscous material (35) is moulded into the shape of the hollow cone. An escape space (11)...
6532772 Formation of planar dielectric layers using liquid interfaces  
A method and apparatus for forming a planar layer on a surface of a microelectronic substrate. The method comprises controlling a temperature of a liquid support material to be at least an...
6513348 Quench station and method for quenching formed glass sheets  
A glass sheet quench station (16) includes first and second quench sections (24 and 26) that cooperate with a three position shuttle (28) and a control (30) to transfer glass sheets through the...
6505483 Glass transportation system  
A pressure pad array is used to float glass sheets from a glass heating furnace to a ring mold in a press bending station. The pressure pads have transversely spaced, longitudinally-extending...
6494061 Apparatus and method for conveying gobs of glass to a glass container forming machine  
An inclined trough assembly (10) for conveying, by gravity, formable gobs of glass at an elevated temperature to a section of a glass container forming machine of the I.S. type, the trough...
6463762 Process and apparatus for breaking and transporting flat glass sheets  
A process for cutting glass sheets (10) includes the steps of: scoring each glass sheet on an automatic scoring table (12) having a scoring head (14) moveable on a bridge (16) and a track (18);...
6425269 Method for glass sheet forming  
A method for forming glass sheets is performed by a system (10) that includes a furnace (12) having a heating chamber (14) in which a topside transfer device (20) has a downwardly facing surface...

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