Patents Examined by Dah-Wei D. Yuan
  • Patent number: 10730798
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for producing an ultra-dense and ultra-smooth ceramic coating. A method includes feeding a slurry of ceramic particles into a plasma sprayer. The plasma sprayer generates a stream of particles directed toward the substrate, forming a ceramic coating on the substrate upon contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Sun, Biraja Prasad Kanungo, Yikai Chen, Vahid Firouzdor
  • Patent number: 10730072
    Abstract: A dispensing and ultraviolet (UV) curing system is disclosed with low backscatter. The system includes a dispenser for dispensing an ultraviolet (UV) curable material onto a substrate and a UV radiation source assembly coupled to the dispenser and operable to facilitate curing the UV curable material that has been dispensed onto the substrate. The UV radiation source assembly has a UV radiation source with a first optical axis and an optical element with a second optical axis. The second optical axis is different than the first optical axis. The optical element is configured such that, during operation, UV radiation from the UV radiation source passes through the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Excelitas Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Wang, Erik Sorensen, Paul Constantinou
  • Patent number: 10731145
    Abstract: Device, and methods of using or making the device, for engineering cells in vitro are disclosed. In some aspects, a cell culture device comprises at least one glass or polymer surface configured for incubating cells in a culture medium; a charged molecule electrostatically bound to the surface; and a polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) electrostatically bound to the charged molecule, the PEM comprising one or more bi-layers of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, and the PEM having a sufficient thickness to permit release of the charged molecule into the culture medium in a controlled released manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Amy Peterson, Marsha Rolle, Ivan Ding
  • Patent number: 10729820
    Abstract: Polymeric coatings, their applications, and the methods of their preparation are described. The coatings may be used to confer desirable properties to the consumer and/or medical products. Also described are methods of loading therapeutic agents on the polymeric coatings and the applications of the drug eluting polymeric coatings thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ariste Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa K. Jennings, Jonathan D. McCanless, Xiaoping Chen, Michael Cole
  • Patent number: 10727046
    Abstract: A method for performing gap fill of a feature on a substrate includes the following operations: (a) moving the substrate into a process chamber; (b) performing a plurality of cycles of an ALD process; (c) purging process gases from the ALD process from the process chamber; (d) performing a plasma treatment on the substrate by introducing a fluorine-containing gas into the process chamber and applying RF power to the fluorine-containing gas to generate a fluorine plasma in the process chamber; (e) purging process gases from the plasma treatment from the process chamber; (f) repeating operations (b) through (e) until a predefined number of cycles has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Abel, Adrien Lavoie, Purushottam Kumar
  • Patent number: 10727074
    Abstract: A method for thinning a wafer is provided. The method includes placing a wafer on a support assembly and securing an etching mask to a backside of the wafer. The etching mask covers a peripheral portion of the wafer. The method further includes performing a wet etching process on the backside of the wafer to form a thinned wafer, and the thinned wafer includes peripheral portions having a first thickness and a central portion having a second thickness smaller than the first thickness. A system for forming the thinned wafer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien Ling Hwang, Bor-Ping Jang, Hsin-Hung Liao, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 10724131
    Abstract: A method of making a light weight component is provided. The method including the steps of: forming a metallic foam core into a desired configuration; and applying an external metallic shell to an exterior surface of the metallic foam core after it has been formed into the desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Gary D. Roberge
  • Patent number: 10722651
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for producing a sterilized subcutaneous access device, the method comprising: producing a device carrier unit, comprising providing a carrier, producing a subcutaneous access part on the carrier, the subcutaneous access part being provided with at least one of a sensor device for detecting an analyte present in a bodily fluid and an infusion device for infusion of a substance, and producing an electronic assembly on the carrier, the producing comprising printing a battery on a carrier material, and sterilizing the device carrier unit by radiation sterilization, the sterilizing comprising exposing the printed battery to the radiation applied for sterilization. Furthermore, the application relates to a sterilized subcutaneous access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Harttig, Frederic Wehowski
  • Patent number: 10723629
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus of manufacturing an aerogel sheet. The apparatus of manufacturing the aerogel sheet includes: a fixing vessel into which a blanket is inserted; and an impregnation device putting a silica sol precursor into the blanket inserted into the fixing vessel to impregnate and gelate the silica sol precursor, wherein the impregnation device includes a rotation roller moving from one end to the other end of a top surface of the blanket while rotating to put the stored silica sol precursor into the blanket and thereby to impregnate and gelate the silica sol precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ye Hon Kim, Je Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10717106
    Abstract: A composition for masking scratches on container surfaces is provided including carboxylic acid ester, surfactant, and monounsaturated fatty acid. The composition is suitable for masking scratches on reusable containers such as glass or PET bottles. The composition is suitable for applying to cold wet surfaces where condensation has resulted. A method for making and applying such scratch-masking composition is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Fabiola Morales Arriaga
  • Patent number: 10709523
    Abstract: A method of depositing a relatively thin film of bioinert material onto a surgical implant substrate, such as a dental implant. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) may be used to deposit a layer of tantalum and/or other biocompatible materials onto a solid substrate comprised of an implantable titanium alloy, forming a biofilm-resistant textured surface on the substrate while preserving the material properties and characteristics of the substrate, such as fatigue strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Vargas, Steven Seelman
  • Patent number: 10712663
    Abstract: Techniques herein include a bladder-based dispense system using an elongate bladder configured to selectively expand and contract to assist with dispense actions. This dispense system compensates for filter-lag, which often accompanies fluid filtering for microfabrication. This dispense system also provides a high-purity and high precision dispense unit. A modular hydraulic unit houses the elongate bladder and hydraulic fluid in contact with an exterior surface of the bladder. When pressurized process fluid is in the elongate bladder, hydraulic controls can selectively reduce pressure on the bladder to cause expansion, and then selectively increase hydraulic pressure to assist with a dispense action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Anton J. deVilliers, Ronald Nasman, David Travis, James Grootegoed, Norman A. Jacobson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10711396
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tufted surface covering includes incorporating tuft fiber into a backing to form the tufted surface covering, wherein the tufted surface covering includes an underside and a pile surface; coating the underside with a colloidal latex coating, wherein the colloidal latex coating has an exposed surface; wetting the exposed surface with an anti-blistering agent; and heating at least the underside to cure the colloidal latex coating into a solid latex coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Polytex Sportbelage Produktions-GmbH, EOC Belgium
    Inventors: Stephan Sick, Dirk Sander, Thomas Leszinski, Bernd Jansen, Quintin Keil
  • Patent number: 10702453
    Abstract: An exemplary method of printing medications on digestible substrates is described. Single component nonmagnetic toners with active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) embedded or “dissolved” in the toner are used. The binders for the toner are digestible. The “printing” process includes loading the single component non-magnetic toners from a sump to a donor roll and developing them either directly onto the substrate or through the use of an intermediate member. Traditional xerographic charge and exposure can be used to make the tablet “imprints”. Dosage is controlled through “solid area” or halftone development (when charge and exposure are used). The “printed” first layer may undergo cold or warm pressure fusing. This medicament layer is then subjected to another station to “print” a second layer of medical “tablet”. Multiple stations may be used to build up a complete personalized tablet. Optionally, a final station prints protective overcoat materials to finalize the “tablet”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Shu Chang, John L. Pawlak, Michael L. Grande
  • Patent number: 10703674
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for increasing the scratch resistance of a glass substrate by implantation of simple charge and multicharge ions, comprising maintaining the temperature of the area of the glass substrate being treated at a temperature that is less than or equal to the glass transition temperature of the glass substrate, selecting the ions to be implanted among the ions of Ar, He, and N, setting the acceleration voltage for the extraction of the ions at a value comprised between 5 kV and 200 kV and setting the ion dosage at a value comprised between 1014 ions/cm2 and 2.5×1017 ions/cm2.The invention further concerns glass substrates comprising an area treated by implantation of simple charge and multicharge ions according to this process and their use for reducing the probability of scratching on the glass substrate upon mechanical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamine Navet, Pierre Boulanger, Lionel Ventelon, Denis Busardo, Frederic Guernalec
  • Patent number: 10695789
    Abstract: A device for processing a strip guided along a running direction may include a roller holder disposed on a base frame so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis oriented substantially parallel to a strip running surface. A first processing roller may be disposed on the roller holder in the running direction and at a distance from the pivot axis perpendicular to the running direction and offset from the pivot axis such that by pivoting the roller holder, the first processing roller is moved toward the strip and the processing roller is moved away from the strip. A first counter-processing roller may be disposed transversely to the running direction at a further distance from the pivot axis than the first processing roller such that the first processing and counter-processing rollers interact to guide the strip if the first processing roller is moved toward the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Detlef Bosselmann, Michael Nowak, Gerold Raspudic, Josef Schneider, Reinhard Täger
  • Patent number: 10695796
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a long fiber composite material according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: preparing a main body where inlets and outlets through which a plurality of fiber bundles are respectively charged into and discharged from are formed; adjusting a height of a plurality of first through-hole plates and a height of a second through-hole plate that are disposed in the main body to be the same; having the plurality of fiber bundles penetrated through the first through-hole plate and the second through-hole plate; and adjusting the height of the first through-hole plate and the height of the second through-hole plate to be different from each other after penetrating the plurality of fiber bundles through the first through-hole plate and the second through-hole plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Young-Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10697566
    Abstract: The present invention may manufacture a composite pipe by forming an adhesive layer and a resin layer on an outer surface of a metal pipe, and although the composite pipe is wound in a ring shape after the composite pipe is manufactured, a circular cross sectional shape may be maintained without deformation, and after the composite pipe is straightened for the purpose of construction, separation or buckling may be prevented, resulting in excellent transportability and constructability of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KUMKANG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manhyuk Bang
  • Patent number: 10695459
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing a hyaluronate-coated high-functional suture and a high-functional suture manufactured thereby, and more particularly to a method of manufacturing a high-functional suture and a high-functional suture manufactured thereby, wherein a suture for internal and external surgery derived from a conventional chemical synthetic material is coated with a hyaluronate as a biocompatible material, thus improving biocompatibility, functionality and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JINWOO BIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Keon Kweon, Seung Hyeon Park
  • Patent number: 10692745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a substrate processing apparatus, and more particularly, to a substrate processing apparatus capable of blocking particles falling from a lower portion of a substrate to a surface of a lower substrate. The substrate processing apparatus in accordance with an exemplary embodiment may include a substrate boat including a plurality of hollow plates coupled to a plurality of rods in a multistage manner, wherein a plurality of substrates are respectively loaded on the plurality of hollow plates, a reaction tube having an accommodation space in which the substrate boat is accommodated, a gas supply part configured to supply a process gas into the reaction tube from one side of the reaction tube, and an exhaust part configured to exhaust a process residue in the reaction tube from the other side of the reaction tube. Each of the hollow plates may include an edge portion defining a hollow portion vertically passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Sung Ha Choi