Patents Examined by Dah-Wei D. Yuan
  • Patent number: 11367611
    Abstract: There is provided a film forming method of embedding a film in a groove formed in a front surface of a substrate, which includes: depositing an in-conformal film in the groove formed in the front surface of the substrate while forming a V-like cross-sectional shape in the groove; and embedding a conformal film in the groove by depositing the conformal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yuji Nishino, Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 11339089
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing neutral color antireflective glass substrates by ion implantation, the method including ionizing a N2 source gas so as to form a mixture of single charge and multicharge ions of N, forming a beam of single charge and multicharge ions of N by accelerating with an acceleration voltage A between 20 kV and 25 kV and setting the ion dosage at a value between 6×1016 ions/cm2 and ?5.00×1015×A/kV+2.00×1017 ions/cm2. A neutral color antireflective glass substrates including an area treated by ion implantation with a mixture of simple charge and multicharge ions according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamine Navet, Pierre Boulanger, Denis Busardo
  • Patent number: 11338320
    Abstract: A volatile organic compound (VOC) free low radiant flux radiation curable composition for aerosol containers including an acrylate-terminated compound component, a thiol monomer or oligomer component, a photoinitiator component, a surface additive component, and an ethanol-based reducer, wherein the composition does not include an acetone component. Moreover, other implementations are directed towards methods of using the aerosol containers to apply the UV Curable Composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Kent Springer
  • Patent number: 11332865
    Abstract: To provide a method of producing a processed cloth capable of forming various concave-convex patterns on a cloth material in a simple manner. A method of producing a processed cloth comprising the steps of: preparing a cloth; printing a first sizing agent containing a foaming agent on at least a portion of the cloth material; and pressing the printed cloth with a heated metal plate to foam the foaming agent. The method of producing a processed cloth may further include a step of printing a second sizing agent containing a coloring agent on the cloth material. The method of producing the processed cloth may further include a step of sublimation transfer to the cloth material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Miyamae, Manabu Nakatani, Nanae Tera, Mika Kamakura
  • Patent number: 11332821
    Abstract: Several embodiments of the present technology are directed to actively controlling a temperature of a substrate in a chamber during manufacturing of a material or thin film. In some embodiments, the method can include cooling or heating the substrate to have a temperature within a target range, depositing a material over a surface of the substrate, and controlling the temperature of the substrate while the material is being deposited. In some embodiments, controlling the temperature of the substrate can include removing thermal energy from the substrate by directing a fluid over the substrate to maintain the temperature of the substrate within a target range throughout the deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Technetics Group LLC
    Inventors: Angus McFadden, Jason Wright
  • Patent number: 11332824
    Abstract: A method for reducing effluent buildup in a pumping exhaust system of a substrate processing system includes, during a substrate treatment process, arranging a substrate on a substrate support in a processing chamber; supplying one or more process gases to the processing chamber; supplying an inert dilution gas at a first flow rate to the pumping exhaust system; performing the substrate treatment process on the substrate in the processing chamber; evacuating reactants from the processing chamber using the pumping exhaust system. The method includes, after the substrate treatment process, supplying cleaning plasma including cleaning gas in the processing chamber during a cleaning process; and supplying the inert dilution gas at a second flow rate that is less than the first flow rate to the pumping exhaust system during the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Antonio Xavier, Steven Goza, Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Adrien LaVoie, Joseph Nesmith
  • Patent number: 11330851
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to an apparel item that promotes thermo-regulation through the use of engineered openings, venting, and/or stand-off structures. In exemplary aspects, 20-45% of the apparel item may comprise the engineered openings. Vents may be positioned on the apparel item in areas that experience high amounts of air flow to help channel air into the apparel item. The stand-off structures may be positioned on an inner-facing surface of the apparel item where they help to create a space between the apparel item and the wearer's body surface in which air can flow and help cool the wearer by promoting evaporative cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Bailey, Kim D. Baschak, Olivia A. Echols, Stacey L. Hansen, Lucas Hartman, Rebecca P. Hurd, Adam Parkinson, Shannon K. Redell, David Sagan, Susan L. Sokolowski, Stuart B. Brown, Matthew J. Hancock
  • Patent number: 11326245
    Abstract: A mask includes a mask body and at least one sub-mask provided on the mask body. The sub-mask includes an evaporation zone and a shield portion. The shield portion is provided with at least one groove in a thickness direction of the sub-mask. The groove has a depth smaller than a thickness of the mask body. Since the shield portion is provided with the groove, and a single groove has a depth smaller than the thickness of the mask body, it not only ensures that there is no pixel evaporated onto a substrate at the shield portion, but also reduces the thickness of the shield portion, thereby reduces weight thereof, lowers the weight difference between the shield portion and the evaporation zone and reduces the stress concentration on the shield portion, resulting in that the mask body is evenly stressed during tensioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Mengfan Wang, Guobing Wang, Qian Su, Jinku Li, Menghua Kang, Xin Ye
  • Patent number: 11328905
    Abstract: There is provision of a thermal spraying method of a component for a plasma processing apparatus performed by a plasma spraying apparatus including a nozzle and a plasma generating unit having a common axis with the nozzle. The method includes a step of injecting, with a plasma generating gas, feedstock powder having a particle diameter of 15 ?m or less from a tip of the nozzle to the plasma generating unit, a step of generating a plasma from the plasma generating gas in the plasma generating unit, by using electric power not more than 50 kW, and a step of thermal spraying the feedstock powder liquefied by the plasma at the component through a mask, such that a surface of a resin layer of the component is covered with the feedstock powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11325348
    Abstract: A method for producing a carbon nanotube-metal composite in which carbon nanotubes are layered on a metal substrate, the method comprising: (i) depositing a liquid, in which carbon nanotubes are suspended, onto said metal substrate; (ii) during or after step (i), subjecting said liquid to a shearing force sufficient to spatially confine the liquid to induce at least partial alignment of said carbon nanotubes on said metal substrate; and (iii) removing said liquid to produce said carbon nanotube-metal composite; wherein, after step (iii), the lengthwise dimensions of said carbon nanotubes are adhered to and oriented parallel with said metal surface, and said carbon nanotubes are at least partially aligned with each other. In some embodiments, the liquid is deposited in the form of droplets, and the droplets are subjected to a shearing force to cause them to elongate, which induces at least partial alignment of the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Aytug, Ilia N. Ivanov, Mina Yoon, Xiangtao Meng, Soydan Ozcan
  • Patent number: 11328831
    Abstract: Treating a reflective optical element (104) for the EUV wavelength range that has a reflective coating on a substrate. The reflective optical element in a holder (106) is irradiated with at least one radiation pulse of a radiation source (102) having a duration of between 1 ?s and 1 s. At least one radiation source (102) and the reflective optical element move relative to one another. Preferably, this is carried out directly after applying the reflective coating in a coating chamber (100). Reflective optical elements of this type are suitable in particular for use in EUV lithography or in EUV inspection of masks or wafers, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Grasse, Martin Hermann, Stephan Six, Joern Weber, Ralf Winter, Oliver Dier, Vitaliy Shklover, Kerstin Hild, Sebastian Strobel
  • Patent number: 11326038
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a coating on a substrate comprising one or more steps of crushing a dried layer of a foamed aqueous coating composition, wherein the aqueous coating composition comprises a collection of multi-stage copolymer particles having a weight average diameter of 2-20 ?m, wherein said multi-stage copolymer particles comprise a core having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 20° C. or less. Also provided is a coated substrate made by that process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Nader N. Kamel, Debra A. Kline, Paul Nedwick
  • Patent number: 11311903
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating method for coating a component surface (4) with a coating agent, in particular for painting a motor vehicle body component with a paint, having the following steps: ? emitting a spray jet (1) of the coating agent onto the component surface (4) of the component to be coated by means of an atomizer (2), said spray jet (1) having a main axis (5) and having an asymmetry with respect to the main axis (5) such that the spray jet (1) generates a spray pattern with a corresponding asymmetry on the component surface (4), and ? at least partially compensating for the asymmetry of the spray jet (1) such that the asymmetry of the resulting spray pattern on the component surface (4) is reduced. The invention further relates to a corresponding coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Andreas Fischer, Ralph Glaser, Carmen Goltz
  • Patent number: 11313040
    Abstract: The present invention lies in the fields of chemistry and materials engineering. More specifically, the present invention describes a process of heat treatment of polymeric precursors including as active phases particle charge or a mixture of active phases with inert phases called “fillers”. It is also described a surface including ceramic polymer obtained by said process. The volumetric positive variation resulting from the formation of new phases, which for their formation, incorporate atoms from the gaseous phase, contributes to a minor shrinkage of the composition during the heat treatment process. The process of the present invention allows obtaining the desired phases in smaller treatment times and lower temperatures, when compared to a thermal treatment process as conventional pyrolysis (PC) due to the presence of highly reactive species, as for example atomic nitrogen produced by the dissociation of nitrogen molecules in the plasma environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Nilda Martins, Martin Seifert, Gunter Siegfried Motz, Aloisio Nelmo Klein, Cristiano Binder, Jose Daniel Biasoli De Mello, Roberto Binder
  • Patent number: 11306385
    Abstract: Tooling for the coating of lips of a turbomachine rotor sector, comprising a support for a rotor sector, a centering plate adapted to be inserted into a rotor sector, said centering plate having a central housing, a tool, said tool comprising a centering arm, adapted to be inserted into the central housing of the centering plate, a torch, adapted to spray a ceramic material, a machining tool, said tooling being configured so as to position the tool relative to the rotor sector via the centering plate, and to simultaneously perform on the rotor sector a spraying of ceramic material and a machining on two distinct sectors of the lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Laurent Paul Dudon, Mickaël Thiercelin
  • Patent number: 11310918
    Abstract: A method for producing a plated part, includes: forming, on a surface of a base member, a catalyst activity inhibiting layer containing a polymer which has at least one of an amide group and an amino group; irradiating with light or heating a part of the surface of the base member on which the catalyst activity inhibiting layer is formed; applying an electroless plating catalyst to the surface of the base member heated or irradiated with the light; and bringing an electroless plating solution into contact with the surface of the base member to which the electroless plating catalyst is applied, to form an electroless plating film at a light-irradiated portion or a heated portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Usuki, Akiko Kito, Atsushi Yusa
  • Patent number: 11306430
    Abstract: A method of making an antimicrobial textile comprising TiO2 nanoparticles is described. The TiO2 nanoparticles are immobilized by first treating a textile with a base, and then contacting with TiO2 nanoparticles in a solution of an alcohol and acid. The textile may be subsequently irradiated with UV light prior to use. The antimicrobial textile shows high effectiveness against the growth and proliferation of microorganisms transmitted within indoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
    Inventors: Khaled Salama, Reem Y. Al Jindan
  • Patent number: 11305311
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coating method for suppressing variations in a coating amount, a coating apparatus and a method for manufacturing a component. A coating method is employed, which includes: discharging a coating needle adhering to an adhesive from a nozzle; separating the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle; and adhering the adhesive to a first member. A coating apparatus is employed, which includes: a nozzle which holds the adhesive; a coating needle which is discharged from the nozzle in a state where the adhesive is adhered to the tip; and a control unit which controls moving speed of the coating needle to separate the adhesive into the tip of the coating needle and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Mitsumi Itou, Hiroshi Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11305310
    Abstract: A metering device is disclosed for regulating the depth of a flowable product coating a surface movable relative to the metering device by directing an air curtain towards the surface. The metering device comprises a body having an interior chamber, an inlet for connecting the chamber to a source of gas under super-ambient pressure; and an opening communicating with the chamber and having a mouth through which gas is discharged from the chamber towards the surface to form the air curtain. A porous or reticulated membrane is secured to, or formed integrally with, the body of the device to lie in the path of the gas discharged through the mouth of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Landa Labs (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov
  • Patent number: 11302521
    Abstract: A plasma processing system includes processing modules, a transfer device connected to the processing modules, and a control unit for controlling an oxygen partial pressure and a water vapor partial pressure in the transfer device. The control unit controls the oxygen partial pressure and the water vapor partial pressure in the transfer device to 127 Pa or less and 24.1 Pa or less, respectively. The processing modules include a first processing module for performing etching on the target object, a second processing module for performing surface treatment on the target object, and a third processing module for performing a deposition process on the target object. The second processing module performs the surface treatment using hydrogen radicals generated by a high frequency antenna. The high frequency antenna resonates at one half of a wavelength of a signal supplied from a high frequency power supply used in the processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Kenji Matsumoto