Patents Examined by Hanway Chang
  • Patent number: 12035453
    Abstract: A Short-Wave Radiation (SWR) system comprising: (i) a light assembly, comprising at least one light source and being configured to: (a) illuminate a front side of an ionization target with first illumination; and (b) illuminate a back side of the ionization target with second illumination; (ii) a controller, configured to control the light assembly for illuminating the ionization target from the front side of the ionization target using the first illumination and at least partly concurrently illuminating the ionization target from the back side of the ionization target using the second illumination; and (iii) an optical assembly configured to collect SWR emitted from the front side of the ionization target and to direct the collected SWR toward a designated beam direction of the SWR system, wherein the SWR emitted from the front side results from a target illumination scheme that comprises at least the first illumination and the second illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: L2X-LABS LTD
    Inventors: Evgeny Papeer, Yechiel Refael Frank, Noa Kliss, Yotam Mazuz-Harpaz
  • Patent number: 12033034
    Abstract: Disclosed are an entangled state preparation method and device based on a superconducting quantum bit and a Rydberg atom. With the help of two strong microwave driving fields, an unconventional geometric quantum gate is achieved, as to complete the preparation of a maximum entangled state. The influence of a laser field and a magnetic field required by the Rydberg atom and a radiation-cooled superconducting coaxial cable on the coherence of the superconducting quantum bit may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: South China Normal University
    Inventors: Jianhao Yuan, Dejian Pan, Qinzhou Ye, Zhentao Liang, Hui Yan
  • Patent number: 12033829
    Abstract: An electron beam phase plate is provided where patterned radiation is provided to the phase plate to creates a corresponding electrical pattern, This electrical pattern provides a corresponding patterned modulation of the electron beam. Such modulation can be done in transmission or in reflection. This approach has numerous applications in electron microscopy, such as providing phase and/or amplitude shaping, aberration correction and providing phase contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Stewart A. Koppell, Adam Bowman, Mark A. Kasevich
  • Patent number: 12028959
    Abstract: A metal reuse system for an extreme ultra violet (EUV) radiation source apparatus includes a first metal collector for collecting metal from vanes of the EUV radiation source apparatus, a first metal storage coupled to the first metal collector via a first conduit, a metal droplet generator coupled to the first metal storage via a second conduit, and a first metal filtration device disposed on either one of the first conduit and the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Shin Cheng, Han-Lung Chang, Li-Jui Chen, Po-Chung Cheng, Hsiao-Lun Chang
  • Patent number: 12028958
    Abstract: A laser produced plasma light source comprises a vacuum chamber with a rotating target assembly supplying a target into an interaction zone with focused laser beam. The target is layer of a fluid and/or free-flowing target material on a surface of annular groove in the rotating target assembly. An output beam of short-wavelength radiation exits the interaction zone to an optical collector through the means for debris mitigation. A linear velocity of the target is not less than 100 m/s and a vector of the linear velocity of the target in the interaction zone is directed on one side of a plane passing through the interaction zone and the rotation axis while the focused laser beam and the output beam are located on another side of said plane. The optical collector comprises two ellipsoidal mirror units arranged in a tandem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignees: ISTEQ B.V., ISTEQ GROUP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Samir Ellwi, Denis Aleksandrovich Glushkov, Vladimir Vitalievich Ivanov, Oleg Borisovich Khristoforov, Konstantin Nikolaevich Koshelev, Mikhail Sergeyevich Krivokorytov, Vladimir Mikhailovich Krivtsun, Aleksandr Andreevich Lash, Vyacheslav Valerievich Medvedev, Aleksandr Yurievich Vinokhodov
  • Patent number: 12019081
    Abstract: A compound and a method of detecting CLN3 are provided. The compound includes a heavy isotope labeled CLN3 proteotypic peptide. The method includes i) selecting a CLN3 proteotypic peptide that exhibits linear behavior in the mass spectrometer; ii) generating a stable isotope labeled standard; iii) spiking known amounts of the stable isotope labeled standard into a sample to form a spiked sample; iv) determining retention times and establishing calibration curves using the spiked sample; and v) detecting unlabeled selected CLN3 proteins in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignees: University of Kentucky Research Foundation, New York University
    Inventors: Qingjun Wang, Beatrix M. Ueberheide
  • Patent number: 12017931
    Abstract: A static water sterilization module is provided according to the present application, which includes a lamp holder, a light-transmitting plate, a lamp plate, a sterilization lamp, a first sealing ring, a clamping member and a waterproof potting adhesive. The light-transmitting plate is mounted on the lamp holder. The lamp plate is mounted in the lamp holder. The sterilization lamp is mounted on the lamp plate. An inner surface of the lamp plate, an inner surface of the light-transmitting plate and an inner wall of the lamp holder form a sealing chamber for mounting the sterilization lamp. The first sealing ring abuts against an outer surface of the lamp plate. The clamping member is configured to press the first sealing ring and the lamp plate. The waterproof potting adhesive is configured to encapsulate a base chamber between the outer surface of the lamp plate and the lamp holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNPU LED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaohua Zhang, Yuanbao Du, Zhongjie Lin, Mingda Xu, Yingguo Yang, Fusheng Chen, Xiaoqing Zhu, Qinghao Zhang
  • Patent number: 12007694
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: heating a byproduct transport ring of an extreme ultraviolet source, the byproduct transport ring disposed beneath vanes of the extreme ultraviolet source; after heating the byproduct transport ring for a first duration, heating the vanes; after heating the vanes, cooling the vanes; and after cooling the vanes for a second duration, cooling the byproduct transport ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chun Yen, Chi Yang, Sheng-Kang Yu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Li-Jui Chen, Heng-Hsin Liu
  • Patent number: 11996278
    Abstract: A plasma generating device includes: a chamber which is equipped with a dielectric wall structure and into which sample gas to be measured flows; an RF supplying mechanism that generates plasma inside the chamber using an electric field and/or a magnetic field through the dielectric wall structure; and a floating potential supplying mechanism that includes a first electrode disposed along an inner surface of the chamber. The RF supplying mechanism may include an RF field forming unit disposed in a first direction with respect to the chamber and the first electrode may include an electrode disposed in a second direction with respect to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: ATONARP INC.
    Inventor: Naoki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11996265
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving measured linescan information describing a pattern structure of a feature, applying the received measured linescan information to an inverse linescan model that relates measured linescan information to feature geometry information, and identifying, based at least in part on the applying the received measured linescan model to the inverse linescan model, feature geometry information that describes a feature that would produce a linescan corresponding to the received measured linescan information. The method also includes determining, at least in part using the inverse linescan model, feature edge positions of the identified feature, analyzing the feature edge positions to determine errors in the manufacture of the pattern structure, and controlling a lithography tool based on the analysis of the feature edge positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Fractilla, LLC
    Inventor: Chris Mack
  • Patent number: 11988618
    Abstract: Molecular structure of a crystal may be solved based on at least two diffraction tilt series acquired from a sample. The two diffraction tilt series include multiple diffraction patterns of at least one crystal of the sample acquired at different electron doses. In some examples, the two diffraction tilt series are acquired at different magnifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Bart Buijsse, Hans Raaijmakers, Peter Christiaan Tiemeijer
  • Patent number: 11988670
    Abstract: An integrated sample processing system including an analyzer and a mass spectrometer is disclosed. The integrated sample processing system can perform multiple different types of detection, thereby providing improved flexibility and better accuracy in processing samples. The detection systems in the sample processing system may include an optical detection system and a mass spectrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: Beckman Coulter, Inc., DH Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Hudson, Takayuki Mizutani, Subhasish Purkayastha, Thomas W. Roscoe
  • Patent number: 11989622
    Abstract: A quantum register can be read out using under-resolved emissions mapping (e.g., imaging). Regions of the quantum register are illuminated concurrently, one array site per region at a time, typically until all sites of each region have been illuminated. A photodetector system then detects for each region whether or not an EMR emission (e.g., due to fluorescence) has occurred in response to illumination of a respective site in that region. The result of the photo detections is a series of emissions maps, e.g., images. The number of emissions maps in the series corresponds to a number of sites per region, while the number of pixels in each image corresponds to a number of regions. A readout result can be based on a time-multiplexed combination of these emissions maps. The emissions maps are under-resolved since the resolution corresponds to the region size rather than the sizes of individual array sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ColdQuanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Ebert, Martin Tom Lichtman
  • Patent number: 11982948
    Abstract: A method for determining a center of a radiation spot irradiated on a surface by a sensor, the sensor including a radiation source and a detector. The method includes: emitting, with the radiation source, a first emitted radiation beam onto the surface to create the radiation spot on the surface, wherein at least a part of a target arranged at the surface is irradiated by the radiation spot; receiving, with the detector, a first reflected radiation beam at least including radiation from the radiation spot reflected by the target; detecting the presence of the target based on the first reflected radiation beam; determining a first measured position of the target based on the first reflected radiation beam; and determining a center of the radiation spot as projected on the surface in at least a first direction based on the first measured position of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Mihaita Popinciuc
  • Patent number: 11980704
    Abstract: A flexible ion generator device that includes a dielectric layer having a first end, a second end, a first side, a second side, a top side, and a bottom side, at least one trace positioned on the dielectric layer and having a plurality of emitters engaged to the at least one trace. A plurality of lights disposed on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: GLOBAL PLASMA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Houston Waddell
  • Patent number: 11972322
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, systems, or computer program products for performing decreased crosstalk atomic object reading/detection. A controller is operatively connected to components of a system comprising a confinement apparatus comprising RF electrodes defining an RF null axis and a plurality of longitudinal electrodes. The components comprise voltage sources and manipulation sources. The controller is configured to cause an atomic object being read and neighboring atomic object(s) to be confined by the confinement apparatus; and cause the voltage sources to provide first control signals to longitudinal electrodes. The first control signals cause the longitudinal electrodes to generate a push field configured to cause one of the atomic object being read or the neighboring atomic object(s) to move off the RF null axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Quantinuum LLC
    Inventors: John Gaebler, Brian Neyenhuis
  • Patent number: 11964131
    Abstract: A shield for a syringe containing biohazardous material includes an elongate body comprising a compartment extending longitudinally therethrough from a body cold end to a body hot end, the compartment dimensioned to receive a syringe barrel; a cold end cover dimensioned to receive and enclose a syringe plunger extending beyond the body cold end, the cold end cover attachable at the body cold end for enclosing the compartment and the syringe plunger at the body cold end thereby to shieldingly contain the biohazardous material in the syringe at the body cold end; and a hot end cover attachable at the body hot end for at least enclosing the compartment at the body hot end thereby to shieldingly contain the biohazardous material in the syringe at the body hot end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Robert Kamen
  • Patent number: 11961728
    Abstract: A surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization method according to an aspect includes: a first process of preparing a sample support (2) having a substrate (21) in which a plurality of through-holes (S) passing from one surface (21a) thereof to the other surface (21b) thereof are provided and a conductive layer (23) that covers at least the one surface (21a); a second process of placing a sample (10) on a sample stage (1) and arranging the sample support (2) on the sample (10) such that the other surface (21b) faces the sample (10); and a third process of applying a laser beam (L) to the one surface (21a) and ionizing the sample (10) moved from the other surface (21b) side to the one surface (21a) side via the through-holes (S) due to a capillary phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuhide Naito, Masahiro Kotani, Takayuki Ohmura
  • Patent number: 11961700
    Abstract: Embodiments consistent with the disclosure herein include methods for image enhancement for a multi-beam charged-particle inspection system. Systems and methods consistent with the present disclosure include analyzing signal information representative of first and second images, wherein the first image is associated with a first beam of a set of beams and the second image is associated with a second beam of the set of beams; detecting, based on the analysis, disturbances in positioning of the first and second beams in relation to a sample; obtaining an image of the sample using the signal information of the first and second beams; and correcting the image of the sample using the identified disturbances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Maikel Robert Goosen, Albertus Victor Gerardus Mangnus, Lucas Kuindersma
  • Patent number: 11960210
    Abstract: A method for generating an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation includes simultaneously irradiating two or more target droplets with laser light in an EUV radiation source apparatus to produce EUV radiation and collecting and directing the EUV radiation produced from the two or more target droplet by an imaging mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chansyun David Yang, Keh-Jeng Chang, Chan-Lon Yang