Patent Number: 8,794,036

Title: Apparatus and method for separating a glass sheet from a moving ribbon of glass

Abstract: Disclosed are methods for compensating the varying weight of a glass ribbon the glass ribbon is drawn from a molten glass forming material, and an apparatus therefore. The weight compensating apparatus is configured to apply a force to the glass ribbon that is inversely proportional to the weight of the glass ribbon such that as the glass ribbon weight increases, the force applied to the glass ribbon by the weight compensating device decreases.

Inventors: Markham; Shawn R. (Harrodsburg, KY), Yu; Jae H. (Lexington, KY)

Assignee: Corning Incorporated

International Classification: C03B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018