Patents Examined by Jethro Pence
  • Patent number: 9778565
    Abstract: The imprint apparatus of the present invention includes a holding unit configured to hold a mold; a particle inspection unit configured to inspect whether or not particle is present on an imprint area, in which the resin pattern is formed, of the substrate; a dispenser configured to apply an uncured resin to the imprint area; a movable unit configured to move the imprint area with respect to the holding unit; and a controller. The movable unit is capable of moving the imprint area to each of an inspection position by means of the inspection unit, an application position by means of the dispenser, and a contacting position by means of the holding unit. Also, the controller causes the inspection unit to perform inspection of the imprint area in association with the movement of the imprint area by means of the movable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9575407
    Abstract: The imprint apparatus of the present invention includes a holding unit configured to hold a mold; a particle inspection unit configured to inspect whether or not particle is present on an imprint area, in which the resin pattern is formed, of the substrate; a dispenser configured to apply an uncured resin to the imprint area; a movable unit configured to move the imprint area with respect to the holding unit; and a controller. The movable unit is capable of moving the imprint area to each of an inspection position by means of the inspection unit, an application position by means of the dispenser, and a contacting position by means of the holding unit. Also, the controller causes the inspection unit to perform inspection of the imprint area in association with the movement of the imprint area by means of the movable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9105849
    Abstract: A deposition mask assembly having a plurality of deposition masks consecutively arranged in parallel is discussed. The deposition mask has a frame coupled with the plurality of deposition masks, wherein cross section of one end of each deposition mask having first and second sectors which are asymmetric and meet each other at a first contact point, wherein the first sector has a first radius and a first center angle, and connected to an upper surface of the deposition mask, the second sector has a second radius different from the first radius and a second center angle different from the first center angle, and connected to a lower surface of the deposition mask, and the contact point is asymmetric, pointed and protruded horn-shaped or arrow-shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chong-Hyun Park, Tae-Hyung Kim, Il-Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8904952
    Abstract: A device for coating food products, of the type having a coating area includes: a coating conveyor provided to drive said food products in a longitudinal direction; and a device for applying a coating compound on the food products driven on the conveyor. The coating conveyor includes a chassis, a plurality of rotary brushes fastened in the longitudinal direction relative to the chassis, and a motorized assembly for driving the brushes in rotation around respective transverse axes relative to the chassis, the brushes being arranged so as to define, together, a support and driving surface for the food products and being provided to make the food products roll during the application of the coating compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xeda International
    Inventors: Alberto Sardo, Stefano Sardo
  • Patent number: 8899174
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a display device includes a deposition source; a deposition thickness calculator for calculating a deposition thickness of a deposition material deposited on a substrate; and a controller for controlling a power of a heater which heats the deposition source by comparing the deposition thickness calculated with a reference thickness. The controller controls the power of the heater either at least one time for each substrate on which the thin film is to be deposited or at regular intervals while the deposition material is deposited. Influence of measurement noise that is included in a quartz crystal sensor for measuring a deposition speed may be minimized, and distribution of deposition thickness of an organic light emitting material may be reduced, thereby increasing the yield of the deposition process and producing quality display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Hyouk Jang, Eu-Gene Kang, Joo-Hwa Lee, Min-Jeong Hwang
  • Patent number: 8893649
    Abstract: The imprint apparatus of the present invention includes a holding unit configured to hold a mold; a particle inspection unit configured to inspect whether or not particle is present on an imprint area, in which the resin pattern is formed, of the substrate; a dispenser configured to apply an uncured resin to the imprint area; a movable unit configured to move the imprint area with respect to the holding unit; and a controller. The movable unit is capable of moving the imprint area to each of an inspection position by means of the inspection unit, an application position by means of the dispenser, and a contacting position by means of the holding unit. Also, the controller causes the inspection unit to perform inspection of the imprint area in association with the movement of the imprint area by means of the movable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 8882919
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for combinatorial non-contact wet processing of a liquid material may include a source of a liquid material, a first reaction cell, a second reaction cell, a first plurality of gas jets disposed within an interior of the first reaction cell, the first plurality of gas jets configured to atomize the liquid material transferred to the interior of the first reaction cell, a second plurality of gas jets disposed within an interior of the second reaction cell, the second plurality of gas jets configured to atomize the liquid material transferred to the interior of the second reaction cell, a first vacuum element disposed along a periphery of the first reaction cell, and a second vacuum element disposed along a periphery of the at least a second reaction cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajesh Kelekar
  • Patent number: 8881676
    Abstract: A mask frame assembly for depositing a deposition material on a deposition substrate comprises a mask frame including an opening and frames surrounding the opening, and a mask coupled on the mask frame. A deformation prevention unit is formed on at least one region of the mask. Since the deformation prevention unit is formed on a peripheral portion of a deposition pattern in the mask, deformation of the mask in a vertical direction may be reduced. Accordingly, defective attaching of the mask to the substrate may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeremy Hong
  • Patent number: 8875649
    Abstract: An apparatus for dusting printed sheets with powder contains at least one powder nozzle, an actuating element which is mounted such that it can be adjusted into a position, in which the actuating element is situated in the jet path of the powder nozzle and the powder bounces off the actuating element, and an extraction device for extracting the powder which has bounced off the actuating element. An air-conducting connection exists permanently between the powder nozzle and the surroundings of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Claudius Haas
  • Patent number: 8869973
    Abstract: A system and method for providing adhesive to a pre-formed blister tray having shoulders and recesses between the shoulders, the system having at least one pallet, each pallet of the at least one pallet having with holes to accommodate recesses within the blister tray and support for the shoulders of the blister tray; a pallet loading station for loading the pallet with the pre-formed blister tray; a printer unit for printing adhesive to the shoulders of the blister tray; a drying station for drying the adhesive; and an unloading station for unloading blister trays with adhesive printed on the shoulders thereof. Further a pallet for use in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Indsale Limited
    Inventors: Paul Marks, Michael J. Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 8857370
    Abstract: Apparatus for making coated paper serving as lower ignition propensity paper for cigarettes has a transport path (L) for a web (W), a coating unit (10) arranged on the path (L) to apply a combustion inhibition material to the web (W), a pre-dryer (16) for drying the web (W) with the material applied, a gravure roller (22) arranged downstream of the pre-dryer (16) to apply water to the web (W), a drying roller (34) arranged downstream of the roller (22) to post-dry the web (W), a smoothing roller (32) arranged between the roller (22) and the roller (34) to flatten wrinkles in the web (W) passing around the roller (32), a displacement sensor (42) for measuring wrinkles in the web (W) having passed around the roller (34), and a controller (44) for controlling tension in the web (W) on the basis of measurements received from the sensor (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Shinzo Kida, Keisuke Towatari
  • Patent number: 8858713
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for depositing a thin film of material on a substrate and a regeneration process. The apparatus includes a chamber, a cryogenic panel disposed inside the chamber, a sample holder able to support a substrate, a gas injector able to inject a gaseous precursor into the chamber, a first trap connected to the vacuum chamber and able to trap a part of the gaseous precursor released by the cryogenic panel, the first trap having a fixed pumping capacity S1. The apparatus for depositing a thin film of material on a substrate includes a second trap having a variable pumping capacity S2 able to be regulated in function of the gaseous precursor partial pressure, the first and second trap providing a total pumping capacity S=S1+S2 sufficient to maintain the gaseous precursor partial pressure in the vacuum chamber under a determined pressure PL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Riber
    Inventors: Jerome Villette, Valerick Cassagne, Catherine Chaix
  • Patent number: 8852687
    Abstract: An organic layer deposition apparatus for forming an organic layer while a substrate is being moved, in which an interval between the substrate and the organic layer deposition apparatus can be measured at a vacuum condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Uno Chang, Jae-Kwang Ryu, Eun-Sun Choi, Byung-Su Kim
  • Patent number: 8851009
    Abstract: An alignment master glass for aligning a plurality of openings of a vapor deposition mask for tensioning the vapor deposition mask, the alignment master glass includes a transparent substrate, and reflective film patterns on at least one surface of the transparent substrate, the reflective film patterns being only at locations corresponding to the plurality of openings of the vapor deposition mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Shin Lee
  • Patent number: 8844462
    Abstract: The present invention provides a production facility of hot dip galvannealed steel plate able to produce hot dip galvannealed steel plate on production conditions optimal at all times despite rapid changes in the steel type, plating deposition, and other external factors, wherein the production facility 1 of hot dip galvannealed steel plate is provided with a soaking/cooling furnace 7 for treating steel plate I running after leaving a rapid heating furnace 6 by at least one of soaking and cooling. Further, the soaking/cooling furnace 7 is configured to enable a change of the ratio in the furnace of the soaking region 15 for soaking steel plate I by soaking means 21 at a soaking temperature of 500° C. to 650° C. and the cooling region 16 for cooling the steel plate I by spray nozzles 22 by a 5° C./sec or more average cooling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Onozawa, Yoshitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 8839737
    Abstract: A device and a method for coating a printing material include a foil engaged with a printing material on an impression cylinder using guide rollers. The foil and the printing material are guided together in an engagement area and a functional layer, such as glue or varnish, is dried, i.e. activated or polymerized, through the foil in the engagement area using a drier. The guide rollers are disengaged from the impression cylinder to avoid contact between the foil and grippers of the impression cylinder. To improve a detachment behavior of the foil from the functional layer, an angle of detachment between the foil and the sheet is varied by pivoting the guide rollers about an external geometrical pivot axis or an internal geometrical pivot axis, or at least assisting the disengagement of the foil from the impression cylinder by a change of a pneumatic condition of a foil-guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Heidleberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Alexander Weber
  • Patent number: 8833295
    Abstract: An adhesive masking article for shielding a protected work surface from a coating applied to a surface adjacent the protected work surface includes a backing layer having first and second opposed major surfaces, and at least one edge, an adhesive on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second backing layer opposed major surfaces, and a barrier inducing treatment on at least an edge surface of the masking article to contact the coating when the coating contacts the edge of the backing layer, thereby causing a barrier to form along the edge of the masking article that impedes the migration of the coating past the edge of the masking article beneath the masking article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew T. Scholz, Brian E. Spiewak, Roy Wong, Thomas E. Wood, Robin E. Wright
  • Patent number: 8833298
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a substrate holding unit holding substrates at intervals; a reaction chamber accommodating the substrate holding unit; a raw material gas supply pipe supplying a raw material gas of a thin film to the substrate; a support unit supporting the reaction chamber; a heating unit being disposed outside the reaction chamber and heating the substrates; a protection pipe including one end portion fixed to the support unit, being extended along an arrangement direction of the substrates between the substrate holding unit and the reaction chamber, and including a temperature measuring unit inserted therein; and a protrusion portion being provided on at least one of an outer surface of the protection pipe and an inner surface of the reaction chamber, and providing a gap between the outer surface of the protection pipe and the inner surface of the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Izumi Sato, Isao Shiratani, Satoshi Asari, Tsuyoshi Murakami
  • Patent number: 8833297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure device for the application of an expandable reaction mixture on a surface, to a method for producing expandable foams, to a device for producing sandwich composite elements, and to a method for producing expanded sandwich composite elements. The high-pressure device includes a mixing head, a distributor head fluidically connected downstream of the mixing head, at feast three outlet lines attached to the distributor head, a high-pressure feed line of a component to the mixing head, a high pressure feed line of a component B to the mixing head, at least one static mixer for mixing an inert gas to the component A, the component B or a mixture of components A and B, at least one high-pressure feed line for the inert gas, which is under increased pressure, and at least one measurement and control unit for the desired pressure of the components on the mixing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Thomas Rub, Uwe Kenzel
  • Patent number: 8826848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of generating a ‘multicomponent particle comprising: and a multicomponent particle generating system comprising: a first nozzle constructed to generate at least one isolated particle; a second nozzle arranged to generate a generally uninterrupted fluid jet without breaking up, —said first and second nozzles arranged to have said isolated particle collide with the fluid jet so as to combine said particle with fluid of the second fluid jet, for providing a multicomponent particle; and a collector by which said isolated particles can be captured after collision with the fluid jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: René Jos Houben, Andries Rijfers, Leonardus Antonius Maria Brouwers, Jacobus Eversdijk, Kjeld Jacobus Cornelis Van Bommel