US 9,809,485 B2
Lift device for a glass processing system
Dean M. Nitschke, Maumee, OH (US); and Stephen D. Snyder, Whitehouse, OH (US)
Assigned to GLASSTECH, INC., Perrysburg, OH (US)
Filed by GLASSTECH, INC., Perrysburg, OH (US)
Filed on Nov. 2, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/929,799.
Prior Publication US 2017/0121213 A1, May 4, 2017
Int. Cl. C03B 23/035 (2006.01); C03B 35/24 (2006.01); B65G 51/03 (2006.01); C03B 23/023 (2006.01); C03B 35/16 (2006.01); C03B 35/14 (2006.01); C03B 35/20 (2006.01); C03B 23/03 (2006.01)
CPC C03B 35/24 (2013.01) [B65G 51/03 (2013.01); C03B 23/023 (2013.01); C03B 23/03 (2013.01); C03B 23/0355 (2013.01); C03B 23/0357 (2013.01); C03B 35/145 (2013.01); C03B 35/16 (2013.01); C03B 35/202 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lift device for lifting a glass sheet in a glass processing system that includes a conveyor system having a plurality of rollers for conveying the glass sheet, the lift device comprising:
a lift jet array including peripheral lift jet outlets and inner lift jet outlets disposed inwardly of the peripheral lift jet outlets, the peripheral lift jet outlets and the inner lift jet outlets being disposed below the rollers when the lift device is used with the glass processing system, and each lift jet outlet being operable to allow gas to flow toward the glass sheet; and
a control unit for controlling operation of the lift jet outlets, the control unit being configured to commence operation of at least one of the inner lift jet outlets prior to commencing operation of at least one of the peripheral lift jet outlets.