Patents Examined by Kelly M Gambetta
  • Patent number: 11512392
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes: a substrate retainer configured to support a substrate; a heat-insulating unit; a transfer chamber; and a gas supply mechanism configured to supply a gas into the transfer chamber, the gas supply mechanism including: a first gas supply mechanism configured to supply the gas into an upper region of the transfer chamber, where the substrate retainer is disposed such that the gas flows horizontally through the upper region; and a second gas supply mechanism configured to supply the gas into a lower region of the transfer chamber, where the heat-insulating unit is provided such that the gas flows downward through the lower region, wherein the first gas supply mechanism and the second gas supply mechanism are disposed along a first sidewall of the transfer chamber, and the second gas supply mechanism is disposed lower than the first gas supply mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakada, Takashi Nogami, Tomoshi Taniyama, Daigi Kamimura
  • Patent number: 11505503
    Abstract: Batch mixtures comprising alumina trihydrate for forming ceramic honeycomb bodies comprised of cordierite and methods of manufacturing honeycomb bodies from such batch mixtures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Marcia Kim Hansen, Michael James Lehman, Elizabeth Marie Vileno
  • Patent number: 11504891
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a screw of an injection molding machine in which a heating cylinder is formed with a first compression section, a starvation section, and a second compression section, and in which an inert gas is to be introduced into the starvation section. At a portion of the screw corresponding to the first compression section, a barrier flight as a double flight including a combination of a main flight and a sub-flight having a lead angle larger than that of the main flight is formed, and a dam flight having a predetermined-width ring shape is formed, downstream of, i.e., in front of the barrier flight. A seal structure to prevent backflow of the resin may be provided between the dam flight and the starvation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Naito, Katsuyuki Araki, Koichi Tamada, Hiromasa Uezono, Hideaki Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11498882
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed towards a system and method relating to depositing vapor in a sample. For example, a device includes a vapor source chamber configured to contain a vapor source material to generate vapor. An activation chamber is configured to contain a sample. The activation chamber is in fluid communication with the vapor source chamber to receive the vapor. A permeable separator divides the vapor source chamber and the activation chamber, and isolates the sample in the activation chamber while allowing vapor to pass between the vapor source chamber and the activation chamber. The device is sealable and configured to apply vacuum to the vapor and sample, to cause deposition of the vapor into the pumice stone samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Homeland Security
    Inventor: Inho Cho
  • Patent number: 11498938
    Abstract: A method for forming a metal-containing film includes: a) providing at least one substrate; b) delivering to said substrate at least one compound of Formula 1 in the gaseous phase, (R1R2R3 (Si))—Co(CO)4 (Formula 1), wherein R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected lower alkyl groups; and c) simultaneously with or subsequently to step b), delivering to said substrate a co-reagent in the gaseous phase, the co-reagent being lower alcohol. Further, a method of selectively depositing a metal-containing film includes: a) providing at least two substrates comprising different materials, one of said at least two substrates has an affinity for Si and another of said at least two substrates has an affinity for CO; b) delivering to said substrates at least one compound of the Formula 1 in the gaseous phase; and c) simultaneously with or subsequently to step b), delivering to said at least two substrates at least one co-reagent in the gaseous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEASTAR CHEMICALS ULC
    Inventors: Rajesh Odedra, Cunhai Dong, Shaun Cembella
  • Patent number: 11498260
    Abstract: An imprint method includes bringing a mold and an uncured imprint material supplied onto a substrate into contact with each other, enhancing viscoelasticity of the imprint material, making position adjustment of the mold and the substrate, and curing the imprint material. The imprint material is supplied onto a shot region of the substrate, and time between bringing the mold brought into contact with the imprint material and starting enhancing viscoelasticity is shorter when the shot region includes an outer periphery of the substrate than when the shot region does not include the outer periphery of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Nawata
  • Patent number: 11490651
    Abstract: The tongue includes a shaft, the shaft being hollow. The shaft includes a first end and a second end, the first end defining a first opening with a first radius of curvature, and the second end defining a second opening with a second radius of curvature. The first radius of curvature is larger than the second radius of curvature. The shaft defines at least one injection port that traverses through an inner surface of the shaft. A first plate is connected to the shaft. The first plate includes an engaging structure configured to mount the tongue onto a lower plate and align the shaft with a groove defined by the lower plate. The rod forming apparatus includes the tongue. The method installs the tongue onto the rod forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Dwight D. Williams, Patrick S. McElhinney
  • Patent number: 11491692
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus is provided for use with a mold unit having a water line. The apparatus includes a mold base plate. The plate has a compartment configured to contain the mold unit, and further has a water line passage with an open inner end at the compartment. A first section of the water line passage includes the open inner end. A second section of the water line passage reaches away from the first section. The plate has a slot along which the first section of the water line passage is open for insertion of the water line transversely into the first section. The plate covers the second section of the water line passage such that the second section is closed to insertion of the water line transversely into the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Plastikos, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carr, Christopher W. Hanes
  • Patent number: 11490510
    Abstract: A ceramic and polymer composite including: a first continuous phase comprising a sintered porous ceramic having a solid volume of from 50 to 85 vol % and a porosity or a porous void space of from 50 to 15 vol %, based on the total volume of the composite; and a second continuous polymer phase situated in the porous void space of the sintered porous ceramic. Also disclosed is a composite article, a method of making the composite, and a method of using the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Weiguo Miao, Manuela Ocampo, Michael Lesley Sorensen, James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 11485054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to equipment covers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of making an equipment cover, the method comprising: moulding a cover from a substantially transparent or translucent polymer, optionally a thermoplastic polymer, to form a cover having a textured outer surface and a generally smoother inner surface; and applying a coating having reflective components to the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Centrica Connected Home Limited
    Inventors: Philip Shade, Tom Guy, Jessica Kyte, Elvin Nagamootoo
  • Patent number: 11480872
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus includes first illumination optical system for emit light to cure imprint material between mold and substrate, second illumination optical system having light adjuster for illuminating the imprint material in part of region between the mold and the substrate, combiner located on pupil plane common to the first and second illumination optical systems and configured to combine the light from the first illumination optical system and the light from the second illumination optical system The combiner combines the light from the first illumination optical system and the light from the second illumination optical system by a mirror located in region surrounded by illumination region of the first illumination optical system including annular light intensity distribution on the pupil plane reflecting the light from the second illumination optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hayashi, Ken-Ichiro Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11478014
    Abstract: At least one example embodiment discloses a conditioning system including a first roller, a second roller, a first drive system configured to rotate the first roller in a first rotational direction and rotate the second roller in a second rotational direction and a second drive system configured to move the first roller and the second roller in opposing linear directions, the first drive system and the second drive system being configured to cooperatively control the first roller and the second roller to process a substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Holmes, Carl Gregory Miller
  • Patent number: 11482413
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to forming a thin film comprising titanium nitride (TiN), and more particularly to forming by a cyclical vapor deposition process the thin film comprising (TiN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Eugenus, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Jung, Niloy Mukherjee, Yoshikazu Okuyama, Nariman Naghibolashrafi, Bunsen B. Nie, Hae Young Kim, Somilkumar J. Rathi
  • Patent number: 11470875
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices for inhaling gases, such as smoke or vapor, produced from a combustible material, as well to methods for producing these devices and methods for inhaling such gases. Devices according to the present disclosure utilize one or more electrical arcs for the combustion of the desired combustible material as opposed to prior art methods that utilize, e.g., fire. The electrical arcs produced by devices according to the present disclosure cause an electrical field to form that ionizes the gas to be inhaled by the user, and cause a larger proportion of negatively ionized particles to be ingested by the user. Methods for forming such devices, including methods for assembly that allow for access to electronic circuitry for forming the electrical arcs for, e.g., recharging purposes, are also described, as are methods for inhalation of the gas produced by the combustible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Xander Victor Tweedie
  • Patent number: 11472140
    Abstract: A method of repairing a through-hole formed in a structure having at least one composite material includes filling at least a portion of the through-hole with a potting compound, inserting a portion of a cartridge heater into the through-hole, and curing the potting compound with the cartridge heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Pradeep Krishnaswamy, Connor F. Lowrey, Christopher L. Brooks, Jr., Kirsten K. Bossenbroek Spalding
  • Patent number: 11472070
    Abstract: A plant for the continuous vulcanisation of mixtures of natural or synthetic latex inside a plurality of vulcanisation moulds aligned close to each other, each including: a base and a lid able to be removably coupled; an advancing mechanism for advancing the moulds along guides inside a vulcanising oven; and a sprayer for spraying the mixture inside the bases before entry into the vulcanising oven. The plant includes: an assembly set and a disassembly set of the moulds, belonging respectively to the input station and to the output station of the vulcanising oven; a first transport mechanism for transferring each base from the disassembly set to the assembly set; a second transport mechanism for transferring each lid from the disassembly set to the assembly set. The vulcanising oven includes a tunnel with a radiofrequency set for vulcanising the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: RF Systems S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro Grando, Patrizio Grando
  • Patent number: 11472131
    Abstract: A material for an injection nozzle is molded into a form that includes a sacrificial tip around the nozzle exit orifice. The sacrificial tip is then machined away using any suitable machining process to expose the exit orifice. In this manner, an injection nozzle can be fabricated with favorable geometric characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PORTAL INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Owen Coats
  • Patent number: 11465330
    Abstract: A step of letting a preform made of resin adsorb a sterilizer, a step of sterilizing the preform by heating the preform having adsorbed the sterilizer to a temperature suitable for a blow-molding treatment to activate the sterilizer adsorbed by the preform and a step of shaping the preform into a bottle by blowing aseptic air into the preform in a mold are performed sequentially. According to the above-mentioned steps, the sterilizer does not enter a blow-molding machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayakawa, Yuiko Wada
  • Patent number: 11457659
    Abstract: A stabilizing process for tobacco and tobacco products includes sterilizing the tobacco by applying an electron beam treatment to the tobacco. The process may also include treating the tobacco. The treating the tobacco includes pre-conditioning the tobacco, pasteurizing the tobacco, curing the tobacco, fermenting the tobacco, or combinations thereof. The method may also include forming a smokeless tobacco product containing the tobacco.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Yahya Karga, James Powell, Dongmei Xu, James A. Strickland, Ujwala Warek
  • Patent number: 11445749
    Abstract: A brass smoking pipe is modified with numerous improvements. It is nickel-brass plated to prevent tarnishing. The draft holes are enlarged from the standard 1/16? to 3/32? diameter and drilled at an angle. The tar trap is drilled into a new deep-dish configuration. These modifications improve the pipe's draw. A titanium or quartz crystal retaining rod is provided, both to store multiple quartz crystal bowls in the storage canister and to serve as a domeless nail, converting an herb pipe to a concentrate pipe. A push nut holds quartz crystal bowls on the retaining rod. An oversized poker, available in brass, titanium, or glass, holds the tar trap in place and removes the tar trap for cleaning. The poker may be fitted with an easy-pull grip nut or a removal tool to remove the retaining rod and quartz crystal bowls from the storage canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventor: Matt Miller