Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Lee Merriman

Jeffrey Lee Merriman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10656024
    Abstract: A molten material apparatus can include a container including a wall at least partially defining a containment area and an opening extending through the wall. The molten material apparatus can include a protective sleeve mounted at least partially within the opening of the wall of the container. A thermocouple can be positioned within an internal bore of the protective sleeve. A method of processing molten material can include inserting a thermocouple into a protective sleeve fabricated from a refractory ceramic material, and measuring a temperature of material within a containment area of a container with the thermocouple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder
  • Publication number: 20190161377
    Abstract: A method of melting glass and glass-ceramics that includes the steps: conveying a batch of raw materials into a submerged combustion melting apparatus, the melting apparatus having liquid-cooled walls and a floor; directing a flame into the batch of raw materials and the melted batch with sufficient energy to form the raw materials into the melted batch; and heating a delivery orifice assembly in the floor of the submerged melting apparatus to convey the melted batch through the orifice assembly into a containment vessel. The melted batch has a glass or glass-ceramic composition that is substantially reactive to a refractory material comprising one or more of silica, zirconia, alumina, platinum and platinum alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Curtis Richard Cowles, Gilbert De Angelis, Nicolas LeBlond, David John McEnroe, Jeffrey Lee Merriman, Rand Alan Murnane, Katherine Rose Rossington, Michael Joshua Snyder