Flame Or Combustible Fluid Blast Utilized Patents (Class 65/468)
  • Patent number: 8192195
    Abstract: Inorganic fiber production burner apparatus and methods of use are disclosed. One burner includes a refractory block adapted to be in fluid connection with sources of primary oxidant and fuel, the refractory block having a fuel and primary oxidant entrance end and a flame exit end, the flame exit end having a substantially rectangular flame exit having a width greater than its height, the refractory block defining a combustion chamber and a second chamber fluidly connecting the combustion chamber and the flame exit end; and an oxygen manifold fluidly connected to the combustion chamber and adapted to route oxygen to the combustion chamber through a plurality of passages through the refractory block. This abstract allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the disclosure. It will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Harley Allen Borders, Michael R. Nijakowski, William J. Thome, Raymond L. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8104311
    Abstract: Tubular pipe insulation is made from a glass fiber mat produced utilizing a rotary glass fiberization process. A spinner disc is rotated to centrifuge molten glass through fiberization holes in an annular sidewall of the spinner disc and form primary glass fibers. The primary glass fibers are attenuated and formed into a veil where the fibers are dispersed to reduce in length the fiber networks formed from the fibers. Binder is applied to the fibers and the fibers are collected into a mat that, when pulled apart by longitudinally directed, opposing forces, separates across the width of the mat into two mat sections having feathered edges with substantially no fibrous stringers extending beyond the feathered edges for a distance greater than about four inches. The leading mat section is then wound about a mandrel and the binder in the mat is cured to form the pipe insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: John Wayne Baker, Rodney Roger Smalley, Alessandro G. Borsa, Kenneth Charles Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 7856853
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing mineral fibers includes rotating an orificed spinner and supplying molten mineral material to the spinner to centrifuge streams of molten mineral material. A downward annular flow of attenuating gases is directed to attenuate the streams of molten mineral material into mineral fibers. A mixture of combustion air and combustion gas is supplied to an annular burner positioned around the spinner. Heat from the annular burner is directed toward the spinner and the streams of molten mineral material to heat the spinner and assist in attenuating the streams of molten mineral material into mineral fibers. A pressure sensor senses the pressure of the combustion air prior to the introduction of the combustion air to the burner. The pressure of the combustion air is controlled in response to the sensed pressure to maintain the pressure of the combustion air at a specific pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Evans, Patrick M. Gavin, Paul S. Dangler, Michael T. Pellegrin, Harold J. Holler
  • Patent number: 7802452
    Abstract: Inorganic fiber production processes and systems are disclosed. One process includes providing a molten inorganic fiberizable material, forming substantially vertical primary fibers from the molten material, and attenuating the primary fibers using an oxy-fuel fiberization burner. Other processes include forming a composition comprising combustion gases, aspirated air and inorganic fibers, and preheating a fuel stream and/or an oxidant stream prior to combustion in a fiberization burner using heat developed during the process. Flame temperature of fiberization burners may be controlled by monitoring various burner parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Harley Allen Borders, Michael R. Nijakowski, William J. Thome, Raymond L. McKenzie
  • Patent number: 6763683
    Abstract: A method and furnace are described for producing a fused oxide body by decomposing a precursor compound of the oxide in a flame to form molten oxide particles and collecting those particles in a furnace constructed of a refractory material to form a fused oxide body, the improvement in the method comprising treating the refractory material with a strong acid in liquid form to react with, and thereby remove, contaminants from at least the surface of the refractory material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert S. Pavlik, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20010020372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rod-shaped preform for manufacturing an optical fibre therefrom, as well as to a method for manufacturing such a rod-shaped preform. The present invention furthermore relates to a method for manufacturing an optical fibre, wherein one end of a rod-shaped preform is subjected to a heat treatment, after which the thus softened end of the rod-shaped preform is subjected to a pulling force for the purpose of drawing an optical fibre therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Publication date: September 13, 2001
    Inventors: Henrikus Lambertus Maria Jansen, Marinus Jacob de Fouw
  • Patent number: 6227009
    Abstract: Relatively viscous glass is fiberized in a rotary fiberization process at relatively high disk speeds and through relatively large diameter holes to form long, fine diameter glass fibers which preferably are rapidly solubilized in biological fluids. The method of forming the long, fine diameter glass fibers includes maintaining a ratio of the velocity of the external surface of the peripheral wall of the fiberizing disk to the velocity of the glass passing through the fiberizing orifices within a specific range (the disc/glass velocity ratio); maintaining a ratio of the velocity of the air exiting the air ring to the velocity of the glass passing through the fiberizing orifices within a specific range (the air-ring/glass velocity ratio); and maintaining a ratio of the BTU content of the fuel expended forming the hot attenuating combustion gases to the BTU content of a pound of molten glass being fiberized within a specific range (the attenuating combustion gases/glass heat content ratio).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventors: Michael John Cusick, Kenneth Andrew Clocksin
  • Patent number: 5955011
    Abstract: Fine fibers are formed and carried in a high energy, high temperature gaseous stream to a primary fine fiber collection surface where fine fibers are collected from the gaseous stream. Gases of the gaseous stream along with fine fibers not removed from the gaseous stream by the primary collection surface are drawn through the primary collection surface and formed into an exhaust gas stream which is passed through a secondary fine fiber collection surface to remove additional fibers from the exhaust gas stream before it is discharged to the atmosphere. To reduce the operating temperatures at and surrounding the primary and secondary collection surfaces, the gas streams are cooled by evaporative cooling. Water is sprayed into the gas streams by nozzles, shielded from the gas streams by scoops, so that fibers do not collect on the nozzles and form fiber wads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Andrew Clocksin, Michael J. Cusick
  • Patent number: 5639291
    Abstract: In a method of and an apparatus for forming composite and other fibers, individual filaments from two or more sets of continuous primary filaments of two or more heat-softenable fiberizable materials are brought together lengthwise to form pairs of continuous primary filaments. The groupings of continuous primary filaments are fed into a high energy attenuation blast where the filaments are heated, attenuated and formed into composite or other staple fibers of the heat-softenable fiberizable materials. Preferably, the individual continuous primary filaments of the groupings of continuous primary filaments are fused, adhesively bonded or otherwise joined together, prior to being introduced into the high energy attenuation blast, to prevent the individual primary filaments of the groupings of continuous primary filaments from separating in the high energy attenuation blast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1997
    Assignee: Schuller International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Henry Kielmeyer, Michael Dean Peterson, Dennis Robert Larratt