Patents Examined by Xiuyu Tai
  • Patent number: 11129267
    Abstract: A gas passing groove, a high-voltage electrode groove, and a ground electrode groove provided to an electrode unit base are each helical in plan view. An electrode unit lid is placed on a front surface of the electrode unit base so that a high-voltage conduction hole and a high-voltage conduction point coincide with each other in plan view. An electrode cooling plate is placed on a front surface of the electrode unit lid so that a high-voltage opening includes the high-voltage conduction hole as a whole in plan view. The electrode unit lid and the electrode cooling plate are placed on the front surface of the electrode unit base so that a ground conduction groove, a ground conduction hole, and a ground conduction point coincide with one another in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Watanabe, Ren Arita
  • Patent number: 11118271
    Abstract: A method for the preliminary treatment against corrosion of a plurality of metallic components, in which dragging of water-soluble phosphates from an acid passivation process using water-dissolved phosphates as the active components, e.g. a phosphating process, into the dip coating treatment stage, is effectively prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jan-Willem Brouwer, Frank-Oliver Pilarek, Fernando Jose Resano Artalejo
  • Patent number: 11110392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating an exhaust gas in a foreline of a substrate processing system are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for treating an exhaust gas in an exhaust conduit of a substrate processing system includes: flowing an exhaust gas from a process chamber into a plasma source via a foreline; injecting a reagent into the foreline; forming a plasma in the plasma source from the exhaust gas and the reagent; and injecting a cleaning gas into the foreline, wherein the cleaning gas and the reagent are different gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Colin John Dickinson, Mehran Moalem, Daniel O. Clark
  • Patent number: 11111144
    Abstract: An ozone gas generator includes a first electrode portion that includes a first electrode, and a second electrode portion that faces the first electrode portion, is disposed with a predetermined interval at which discharge between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion is possible, and includes a second electrode, in which at least one of the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion includes a dielectric that is provided on a surface of the first electrode or the second electrode on sides facing each other, and at least one of the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion includes a layer that is provided on at least a portion of the surface of the first electrode or the second electrode on the sides facing each other, or the dielectric, and includes at least one of a metal or a metal compound, and the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion are configured such that accuracy of an interval between surfaces facing each other is ±3% or more a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 11104591
    Abstract: A point-of-use (POU) water filtration device has a container. A plurality of channels is formed within the container, water entering the container flowing through the plurality of channels. A plurality of Ultraviolet (UV) Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is provided. Each of the plurality of UV LEDs illuminating UV light down an associated channel of the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    Inventors: Hodon Ryu, Hyoungmin Woo
  • Patent number: 11090606
    Abstract: An electrolytic device, e.g. a suppressor, including at least two flow-through channels separated by a charged membrane barrier, and a catalyst, for combining hydrogen and oxygen gas, together with ion exchange material, disposed in one of the channels. Also, a method for simultaneous electrolysis and catalytic gas elimination in a channel of the device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Kannan Srinivasan, Sheetal Bhardwaj, Rong Lin
  • Patent number: 11096267
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electric discharge device and associated method for molecular restructuring of a fluid. The electric discharge device comprises a discharge cell including a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric layer that are spaced apart by a gap constituting a flow channel for a feed fluid to be molecularly restructured. The dielectric layers and the flow channel are arranged between a first electrode and a second electrode for generating electric discharge in the flow channel when voltage is applied between the electrodes. The discharge cell comprises a double-walled dielectric tube having an inner wall and an outer wall that come together at both ends of the tube to form a double-walled dielectric tube made in one piece, the inner and outer walls of the double-walled dielectric tube constituting the first and second dielectric layers of the discharge cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Manfred Karl Fandrich, Tosawon Chaimongkonskoon
  • Patent number: 11091376
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a plasma generator capable of stably performing the discharge and an appliance having the same, wherein the plasma generator is configured to generate the discharge by plasma. The plasma generator includes a first case configured to store water to be treated; a second case disposed inside the first case and provided with a body having opposite sides opened, and a cover covering opened one side of the body; a first electrode disposed such that at least thereof is immersed in the water to be treated stored in the first case; and a second electrode disposed inside the second case. The second electrode is apart from a water surface of the water to be treated in an upper side of the water surface of the water to be treated in contact with opened other side of the body opposite to one side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroto Ohnari, Satoshi Yanase, Kazutoshi Takenoshita
  • Patent number: 11084740
    Abstract: A CDI-type water treatment device according to the present invention comprises: a filter unit for purifying raw water in a CDI type through an electrode part formed by alternately stacking electrodes and separators; and a sterilization unit provided on the front of the filter unit to supply the electrode part with a sterilization substance, which has been generated from the raw water in order to sterilize the electrode part. The sterilization unit, in this case, preferably operates after a predetermined time has passed since the electrode part has both stopped purifying raw water and stopped regenerating the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: COWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Young Lee, Tae Seong Kwon, Hyoung Min Moon, Byung Kil Park, Sung Min Moon
  • Patent number: 11083815
    Abstract: A sanitizing apparatus that includes a booth having a top portion, a front portion and a rear portion, with the rear portion having a set of inlets that face the front portion and the top portion having a first set of outlets such that the set of inlets and the first set of outlets are connected to each other; an air pump disposed in the rear portion configured to take in air so that the air downwardly comes out of the first set of outlets of the top portion; a filter disposed in the rear portion over the air pump wherein the filter filters the air coming out of the air pump; a ultraviolet (UV) light source disposed in the rear portion over the air pump; and a sanitizing solution spray unit installed on the front portion for spraying a sanitizing solution towards the rear portion to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hideko, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 11081252
    Abstract: An electrophoretic deposition (EPD) process forms a radioluminescent phosphor and radioisotope composite layer on a conductive surface of a substrate. In the composite layer formed, the particles of radioisotope are homogeneously dispersed with the radioluminescent phosphor. The radioisotope may be a beta-emitter, such as Ni-63, H-3, Pm-147, or Sr-90/Y-90. By applying the composite layer using the EPD process, the electrode can be configured for betavoltaic, beta-photovoltaic and photovoltaic cells according to further embodiments. A direct bandgap semiconductor device can convert betas and/or photons emitted from composite layer. Methods and choice of materials and components produces a hybrid radioisotope battery, conversion of photons and nuclear decay products, or radioluminescent surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: John A. Russo, Marc S. Litz, William B. Ray, II
  • Patent number: 11076474
    Abstract: In an embodiment an apparatus for generating ozone includes a piezoelectric transformer having an input area and an output area, wherein the input area is configured to convert an applied AC voltage into a mechanical vibration, and wherein the output area is configured to convert the mechanical vibration into an electrical voltage so that the ozone is generated by the electrical voltage of the output area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Michael Weilguni, Markus Puff, Pavol Kudela
  • Patent number: 11060196
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system (1) for producing dihydrogen comprising: —a high-temperature electrolyser (2) suitable for implementing steam electrolysis at a temperature greater than 500° C. and producing a mixture of steam and dihydrogen; —a dihydrogen compressor (3); —a main water and dihydrogen circuit (10) on which at least an evaporator (11), the high-temperature electrolyser (2), a condenser (E3) and the compressor (3) are arranged in succession, a first heat exchanger (E1) bringing the steam from the evaporator (11) and the mixture of steam and dihydrogen from the high-temperature electrolyser (2) into heat exchange so as to superheat the steam from the evaporator (11); the system being characterised in that—the compressor (3) is a chemical compressor supplied with heat by heat exchange with the condenser (E3); —the condenser (E3) is disposed directly at the outlet of the first exchanger (E1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: David Colomar
  • Patent number: 11053142
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments provides a desalination device comprising an electrochemical cell comprising a porous positive electrode, a porous negative electrode, and a membrane positioned between the porous positive electrode and the porous negative electrode, the electrodes comprising a network of conductive material comprising a plurality of electrode active materials dispersed throughout the conductive material, the porous negative electrode and the porous positive electrode have the same electrode active material, a power supply to supply a current to the electrochemical cell, an inlet for providing a feed stream to the electrochemical cell, a first outlet line for removing a concentrated effluent and a second outlet line for removing a desalinated effluent. Also provided is a desalination device having a plurality of electrochemical channels with alternating anion and cation selective membranes, and a porous negative and positive electrode having the same electrode active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: Kyle C. Smith, Rylan Doyle Dmello
  • Patent number: 11053453
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for electrically processing a fatty substance of plant origin, comprising a series of electrodes (1 and 2) and an enclosure (4), said device being characterised in that the enclosure (4) is provided with at least one electrical connector (5) placed on the outer surface (40) of the enclosure (4), a series of electrical connections for connecting each electrode of said series of electrodes to said electrical connector (5), with the current flow distances of the electrical connections being equal in relation to each other, and a first inlet (6) and a first outlet (7) for the fatty substance, and in that said device comprises a filter (12) having an inlet (13) in fluidic connection with said first fatty-substance outlet (7) of the enclosure (4) and an output (14) in fluidic connection with said first fatty-substance inlet (6) of the enclosure (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Green Frix
    Inventors: Thomas Godfroid, Loïc Poussard, Mireille Poelman, Sophie Peeterbroeck, Frédéric Danneaux, Jean Patrick Holvoet, Matthieu Michiels
  • Patent number: 11045620
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nitric oxide (NO) generation systems are provided. In some embodiments, an NO generation system comprises at least one pair of electrodes configured to generate a product gas containing NO from a flow of a reactant gas. The electrodes have elongated surfaces such that a plasma produced is carried by the flow of the reactant gas and glides along the elongated surfaces from a first end towards a second end of the electrode pair. A controller is configured to regulate the amount of NO in the product gas by the at least one pair of electrodes using one or more parameters as an input to the controller. The one or more parameters include information from a plurality of sensors configured to collect information relating to at least one of the reactant gas, the product gas, and a medical gas into which the product gas flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Third Pole, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory W. Hall, Ian J. Gillerman, Sina Mohsenian, Aubrey Ortiz, Christopher Miles, Wolfgang Scholz, Adam J. Young, Benjamin Apollonio
  • Patent number: 11045783
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for increasing reaction yield. In certain embodiments, the invention provides systems for increasing a yield of a chemical reaction that include a pneumatic sprayer configured to generate a liquid spray discharge from a solvent. The solvent includes a plurality of molecules, a portion of which react with each other within the liquid spray discharge to form a reaction product. The system also includes a collector positioned to receive the liquid spray discharge including the unreacted molecules and the reaction product. The system also includes a recirculation loop connected from the collector to the pneumatic sprayer in order to allow the unreacted molecules and the reaction product to be recycled through the pneumatic sprayer, thereby allowing a plurality of the unreacted molecules to react with each other as the unreacted molecules cycle again through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Graham Cooks, Michael Stanley Wleklinski, David Logsdon
  • Patent number: 11041079
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention is to provide an electrodeposition coating composition and an electrodeposition coating method that enable the formation of a cured electrodeposition coating film that develops excellent throwing power and exhibits a good appearance. An electrodeposition coating composition of the present invention comprising: at least one compound (A) selected from the group consisting of a zinc compound (A-1) and a bismuth compound (A-2); an aminated resin (B); and a curing agent (C), wherein a milligram equivalent (MEQ (A)) of an acid per 100 g of a resin solid content in the composition is 27 or more; a coulombic efficiency of the composition is 30 mg/C or less; a film resistance of a 15-?m-thick uncured electrodeposition coating film formed using the composition is 400 k?·cm2 or more; and a coating film viscosity of an electrodeposition coating film obtained from the composition is 3000 Pa·s or less at 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Inbe, Yohei Tago, Nobuhiro Miyamae
  • Patent number: 11034582
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cold plasma ozone generator, comprising: an inlet gas port; at least one in-electrode, said in-electrode having a plurality of holes substantially at a perimeter of the same; said plurality of perimeter holes are in fluid communication with said inlet gas port, said plurality of perimeter holes configured to allow said dry gas to pass therethrough; at least one out-electrode, said out-electrode having at least one hole at the center of the same, said at least one hole configured to allow gas to pass therethrough; said in-electrode and said out-electrode configured to maintain said high voltage AC therebetween; at least one spacer between said in-electrode and said out-electrode, said spacer configured to maintain a constant-width gap between said in-electrode and said out-electrode; an outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AQUALLENCE LTD. ISRAEL
    Inventors: Yuval Rodan, Meir Badalov, Moty Vizel
  • Patent number: 11028491
    Abstract: An electrolysis electrode includes a metal-doped array of nanotubes formed on a substrate. The nanotube array (NTA) may be a stabilized metal-doped black TiO2 NTA formed on a titanium substrate, and the metal dopant may include any suitable metal, for example, cobalt. The metal dopant improves the reactivity of the electrode and enhances its service life. The metal-doped NTA electrode may provide improved chlorine evolution and/or oxygen evolution activity for electrochemical wastewater treatment. The electrode may also be useful for water splitting applications. Increasing the loading of the metal dopant may lead to the formation of a metal oxide layer on top of the NTA, which improves oxygen evolution reaction (OER) overpotential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Michael R. Hoffmann, Yang Yang