Patents Examined by Shantese L. McDonald
  • Patent number: 11400560
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a retaining ring for use in a polishing process. The retaining ring includes an annular body having an upper surface and a lower surface. An inner surface is connected to the upper surface and the lower surface. The inner surface includes one or more surfaces that are used to retain a substrate during processing. The one or more surfaces have an angle relative to a central axis of the retaining ring. The inner surface also includes a plurality of facets. Channels are disposed within the retaining ring to allow passage of a polishing fluid from an inner surface to an outer surface of the retaining ring disposed opposite of the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeonghoon Oh, Charles C. Garretson, Eric Lau, Andrew Nagengast, Steven M. Zuniga, Edwin C. Suarez, Huanbo Zhang, Brian J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11400566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller wrench comprising: a body with a circular chamber; a driving member being a regular polygonal component capable of rotating in the chamber; and a plurality of rollers installed in the chamber, Each of the rollers is located between a side of the driving member and a peripheral wall of the chamber; one end of each of the rollers is pivotally connected to an end surface of a reversing knob, so that the reversing knob drives the rollers to displace simultaneously. Thereby, the components of the roller wrench can be effectively latched with one another, and a torque value of the roller wrench will not be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KABO TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11396080
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and method for chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) are disclosed. In an example, an apparatus for CMP includes a platen, a slurry supply, and at least one scraping fixture. The platen is configured to rotate a pad thereon about a central axis of the pad. The slurry supply is configured to supply a slurry onto the pad while the pad rotates. The at least one scraping fixture is configured to scrape the slurry off the pad when the slurry travels a distance between the slurry supply and the at least one scraping fixture in a circumferential direction of the pad as the pad rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Gao, Yangbo Jiang, Guangyi Wang, Juncheng Yang
  • Patent number: 11396083
    Abstract: Provided is technical means capable of supplying a polishing liquid having a uniform slurry flow rate to a CMP polishing device. There is a blending flow channel 40 communicating with a flow channel in which a slurry, ultra-pure water, a chemical, and hydrogen peroxide water are transferred. In this blending flow channel 40, a plurality of types of liquids are blended, and the blended liquid is supplied to the CMP polishing device 8 as a plurality of polishing liquid. A blending tank 52A storing the polishing liquid obtained by blending the liquids is included. A flow channel reaching the CMP polishing device 8 is a circulation flow channel that returns to the blending tank 52A via a branching point 17A from the blending tank 52A toward the CMP polishing device 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NISHIMURA CHEMITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuji Kaneshige
  • Patent number: 11389929
    Abstract: A method for surface treatment of a workpiece made from a hard-brittle material comprises first blasting employing abrasive grains of higher hardness than a hardness of a base material of the workpiece for forming a three dimensional recess-protrusion profile having protrusions and recesses formed between the protrusions on a surface of the workpiece; and second blasting employing an elastic abrasive having a structure in which abrasive grains carried in and/or on an elastic body made from material with low rebound elasticity for polishing the surface of the workpiece formed with the recess-protrusion profile so as to achieve an arithmetic average roughness Ra of not greater than 1.6 ?m on the surface of the protrusions and the recesses on the workpiece while maintaining the recess-protrusion profile formed by the first blasting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiji Mase, Shozo Ishibashi, Mizuki Sekizawa
  • Patent number: 11389927
    Abstract: A processing apparatus includes a first distinguishing display unit which, when a mechanism making a holding force or a processing force act on a workpiece causes an error, displays a workpiece illustration representing the workpiece to which the error is caused and on which the holding force or the processing force acts distinguishably from another workpiece illustration. The workpiece on which the holding force or the processing force of the mechanism causing the error acts can be thereby identified easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Fukushi, Souichi Matsubara, Suzu Hoshino, Hidekazu Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11383345
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus capable of effectively removing dirt attached to a bottom surface of a heat exchanger, is disclosed. The cleaning apparatus cleans the heat exchanger for regulating a surface temperature of a polishing pad. This cleaning apparatus includes: a moving mechanism configured to move the heat exchanger between a temperature-regulating position in which the heat exchanger can exchange heat with the polishing pad, and a retreat position in which the heat exchanger is separated from a surface of the polishing pad; and a cleaning mechanism configured to clean a bottom surface of the heat exchanger moved to the retreat position The retreat position is located on a side of the polishing pad. The cleaning mechanism includes at least one cleaning nozzle for ejecting a cleaning liquid to the bottom surface of the heat exchanger, or a cleaning tank in which the bottom surface of the heat exchanger can be immersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Motoshima, Toru Maruyama, Keisuke Kamiki, Shuji Uozumi
  • Patent number: 11376715
    Abstract: A reversible ratchet tool includes a cage-type reversing mechanism including a cage member for shifting rollers from their first positions to their second positions. The structure and configuration of the cage member is improved with resilient members for preventing the rollers being stuck unintentionally when the rollers are positioned either in the corresponding first positions or the corresponding second positions, while being capable of maintaining and restricting the rollers upright in place when the rollers are shifted from the corresponding first positions to the corresponding second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: Hangzhou Uni-Hosen Electromechanical Tools Co., Ltd., Allied Interational LLC.
    Inventors: Jingrong Ye, Timothy Florian, Weikai Yang
  • Patent number: 11373894
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus which can remove foreign matters attached to the entire upper surface of a substrate such as a wafer is disclosed. The substrate processing apparatus includes: a substrate holding apparatus; and a processing head configured to scrub an upper surface of a substrate. The substrate holding apparatus includes: a substrate holder configured to hold the substrate; and a substrate rotating mechanism configured to rotate the substrate held by the substrate holder. The substrate holder is disposed below the upper surface of the substrate so as not to project above the upper surface of the substrate in a state where the substrate is held by the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Tetsuji Togawa
  • Patent number: 11363924
    Abstract: The ceiling fan blade cleaning vacuum attachment may comprise a housing, an upper brush, a lower brush, and a pneumatic brush motor. The ceiling fan blade cleaning vacuum attachment may clean an individual blade selected from a plurality of blades of a ceiling fan. A vacuum hose coupled to a vacuum cleaner may be separably couple to a neck of the housing. The individual blade may be inserted into a blade slot of the housing. Suction generated by the vacuum cleaner may draw air through the blade slot and through the neck of the housing. The air may turn a turbine rotor of the pneumatic brush motor, which may drive the upper brush and the lower brush 256 to sweep the individual blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Richard Campo, Joseph Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11358266
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a multi-tool including a handle having a first and a second end opposite the first end and a hammer face attached at the first end of the handle. A pry bar is attached at the first end of the handle along with a lifting hook. A vault key is attached at the second end of the handle. The lifting hook may extend from the first end of the handle or may be formed as a groove or cutout in the first end of the handle or in the pry bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PUGET SOUND ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph T. Noble, Shawn Densmore Reed
  • Patent number: 11358788
    Abstract: A container door opening system for assisting in the opening and closing of rusted tight or stuck hinges on intermodal container doors. The container door opening system generally includes an elongated member having a movably first engaging member and a fixed second engaging member. The first engaging member is movable both towards and away from the second engaging member so as to adjust the effective distance between the engaging members. A bias member is connected to the first engaging member so as to bias the first engaging member away from the second engaging member. The first engaging member may be engaged with a first anchor point on a container door and the second engaging member may be engaged with a second anchor point on the container door. The elongated member may then be pivoted away from the door to open it or towards the door to close it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Bart A. Knudson
  • Patent number: 11331786
    Abstract: A table includes a frame, a rotatable component, and a rotation mechanism. The frame has a pair of rotation bearings. The rotatable component has a first rotation position and a second rotation position. The rotatable component includes a pair of pivot portions supported by the pair of rotation bearings. The rotatable component further includes a first work surface configured to support preparation of a first wiring harness in the first rotation position. The rotatable component further includes a second work surface configured to support preparation of a second wiring harness in the second rotation position. The rotation mechanism is coupled with the rotatable component and is configured to rotate the rotatable component between at least the first rotation position and the second rotation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge Israel Verdugo Castro, Jose Antonio Martinez Robledo, Jaime Montes Vasquez
  • Patent number: 11331765
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and systems that include multiple lapping stages having at least one lapping stage that laps while a heat source is applied to cause expansion during lapping and at least one subsequent lapping stage that laps while the heat source is reduced (e.g., turned off).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Sherve, Neil Zuckerman, Vasudevan Ramaswamy, Andrew Habermas
  • Patent number: 11325237
    Abstract: The invention relates is a multi-purpose utility tool. More specifically, the present invention provides an attachable handle for gripping pots and pans used in outdoor cooking. The attachable handle can be configured to connect to a fuel canister and prepare the fuel canister for disposal or recycling. The attachable handle can have a puncture tool to pierce the fuel canister. The connection of the attachable handle to the fuel canister can aid in the evacuation of fuel from the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 11325816
    Abstract: A lifting apparatus and controller therefore, where the lifting apparatus includes independently driven lifting columns and independently driven wheels that are controlled by a controller having a number of sensors such as limit sensors, position sensors, rotation sensors, laser sensors, torque sensors and the like. The independent motors for lifting and driving may also be removed easily to provide for improved servicing and maintenance. The various sensor signals are used to calculate, coordinate and calibrate the apparatus for precise and safe movement by the motors in order to perform lifting and positioning operations, for example rail car repair and service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BBM Railway Equipment, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan W. Knapp, Peter McGonagle, Mark O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 11325241
    Abstract: A sawhorse extension rack system incorporates two vertical extension portions coupled to a sawhorse and having openings for receiving and retaining work-pieces. The two vertical extension portions are coupled to opposing ends of the sawhorse and have a beam retainer opening that slides over a support beam extending from the sawhorse. The vertical extension portions extend up from the sawhorse and each have first and second vertical support members and one or more cross-supports to produce one or more openings to receive a work-piece. A user may slide the first and second vertical extension over the support beam and then position one or more work-pieces in the openings to increase work capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Jay Thomas
  • Patent number: 11325667
    Abstract: A system for changing a height of a hanger mounting plate, may include a frame; a hanger arm fixing device mounted at an upper side of the frame in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body to be movable in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle body and fixing both sides of the connecting blocks; a pin fixing device which is mounted at a center portion of the frame to be movable in a width direction of the vehicle body and separates or couples the coupling pin from/to the connecting block; and a mounting plate height adjusting device mounted at a lower side of the center portion of the frame to be movable in the height direction of the vehicle body in a state in which the mounting plate height adjusting device supports a lower portion of the mounting plate, and adjusting a height of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Young Jin Jung, Sangduck Han, Jung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11319187
    Abstract: An elevator car position detection device is provided capable of preventing erroneous detection of a metal object other than an object to be detected. The elevator car position detection device includes: an object to be detected provided in one of a hoistway and a car of an elevator, the object to be detected being formed of a magnetic body and having a slit-like opening; and a magnetic detection device provided in the other of the hoistway and the car of the elevator, the magnetic detection device being configured to detect a change in magnetic flux density according to the slit-like opening when facing the object to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Mochizuki, Jin Inoue, Masahiro Ishikawa, Akihide Shiratsuki
  • Patent number: 11318578
    Abstract: A tool holding fixture for a tool drive and a device for polishing of optical workpieces, the tool holding fixture being coupled by a magnet and by quick connections to the tool drive and forming a preassembled unit with a tiltable tool holder and assigned bearing part together with a bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Klaus Hofmann, Helwig Buchenauer