Patents Assigned to Cyrco Twenty-Two, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5354198
    Abstract: A movable cantilevered purge system providing for a wafer load position, a wafer purge position, and a wafer process position. The movable cantilevered purge system includes an elephant carrier vehicle for movement of a movable quartz elephant tube. The movable quartz elephant tube includes a purge injector and a return exhaust tube. A cantilevered paddle clamping vehicle moves behind the movable quartz elephant carrier vehicle and holds a silicon carbide or ceramic paddle. The elephant carrier vehicle includes a quartz sealing ring and a stainless steel sealing ring carried on pivotable adjusting blocks, and are supported by a plurality of cylindrical tubes. The quartz sealing ring concentrically positions about the process tube of the furnace and a metal ring positions about a scavenger face. The return exhaust tube connects back into the scavenger area of the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Cyrco Twenty-Two, Inc.
    Inventor: Cleon R. Yates