O-I Glass. has filed a patent for a feedstock charger system that includes a charger conduit and a feedstock conveyor for use in a submerged combustion melter. The system allows for the efficient movement of feedstock within the charger conduit. GlobalData’s report on O-I Glass gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on O-I Glass, Extrusion-based additive manufacturing was a key innovation area identified from patents. O-I Glass's grant share as of January 2024 was 73%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Feedstock charger for submerged combustion melter

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: O-I Glass Inc

A feedstock charger for use in a system for producing molten material is described in a filed patent (Publication Number: US20240010538A1). The feedstock charger includes a charger conduit with an inlet and outlet, a feedstock mover with a feedstock conveyor, and actuators to move the feedstock along the conduit. The charger also features a gate to control the flow of feedstock, with fluid-cooled components and a spout for efficient operation. The system includes a submerged combustion melter with one or more burners and a feedstock inlet, coupled to the feedstock charger for seamless integration into the molten material production process.

The feedstock charger's design allows for precise control over the movement of feedstock within the system. The inclusion of a gate, fluid-cooled components, and a spout enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the charger in producing molten material. The method of using the feedstock charger involves supplying feedstock, conveying it through the charger conduit, and rotating the feedstock conveyor for optimal performance. The system's configuration with a charging alcove and submerged combustion melter provides a comprehensive solution for producing molten material efficiently and effectively. Overall, the feedstock charger and system described in the patent offer innovative features and functionalities for the production of molten material in industrial settings.

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