US 9,809,483 B2
Apparatus and method for making and separating a flexible ribbon configuration
Donald Orrin Bigelow, Honeoye Falls, NY (US); Daniel Patrick Gormel, Livonia, NY (US); and Richard Jonathan Kohler, Hilton, NY (US)
Assigned to Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY (US)
Appl. No. 14/430,038
Filed by Corning Incorporated, Corning, NY (US)
PCT Filed Sep. 26, 2013, PCT No. PCT/US2013/061866
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 20, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/052554, PCT Pub. Date Apr. 3, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/705,788, filed on Sep. 26, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0232370 A1, Aug. 20, 2015
Int. Cl. C03B 33/023 (2006.01)
CPC C03B 33/0235 (2013.01) [Y10T 428/192 (2015.01)] 2 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A flexible ribbon configuration comprising:
a flexible glass ribbon including a first end, a second end, a length extending between the first end and the second end, and a separation path extending along the length of the flexible glass ribbon, wherein the flexible glass ribbon is not separated along the separation path; and
a first ribbon extension including a first end attached to the first end of the flexible glass ribbon, a second end spaced a distance away from the first end of the flexible glass ribbon without contacting the flexible glass ribbon, the first ribbon extension including a length extending between the first end of the first ribbon extension and the second end of the first ribbon extension, the first ribbon extension being separated at least partially along a path of the first ribbon extension that extends along the length of the first ribbon extension, and the path of the first ribbon extension is aligned with the separation path of the flexible glass ribbon at the first end of the flexible glass ribbon.