Patents Examined by Yewebdar Tadesse
  • Patent number: 9873132
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a spray module with at least one column of spray nozzles. Each spray nozzle is configured to deliver a processing substance on a semiconductor substrate during a process for semiconductor manufacturing as the semiconductor substrate moves past the spray module. The at least one column of spray nozzles is arranged with respect to a direction of travel of the semiconductor substrate so the semiconductor substrate passes the spray nozzles. A location module identifies a location of the semiconductor substrate with respect to the spray module. A spray pattern module determines a spray pattern of where a processing substance is to be delivered to the semiconductor substrate and a nozzle control module actuates each spray nozzle independently based on the spray pattern and a location of the semiconductor identified by the location module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Dangler, Brian L. Carlson, Roger Krabbenhoft, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Jeffrey A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 9869895
    Abstract: A coating device includes an upper stage, a lower stage and a spraying part. The upper stage masks an upper surface of a display panel. The lower stage masks a lower surface of the display panel. The spraying part sprays ink to a side surface of the display panel. The side surface of the display panel is exposed between the upper stage and the lower stage. The coating device includes the upper stage and the lower stage, so that the coating device may form a coating layer of uniform thickness by precisely spraying ink. In addition, a cross-section of the coating layer may be precisely formed having specific shape such as an L or C shape. A display apparatus having high light usage efficiency and reduced light leakage may be provided by using the coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Ho Lee, Min-Sung Kim, Ki-Su Jin, Jung-Min Hong
  • Patent number: 9855579
    Abstract: A spin dispenser module and methods for using the same is disclosed. The spin dispenser module includes a cup having a basin with sidewalls and an exhaust, a rotatable platform situated inside the cup adapted for holding and rotating a substrate, a liquid dispenser disposed over the rotatable platform for dispensing a liquid coating material on top of the substrate, one or more ejector inlets disposed over the rotatable platform, the one or more ejectors connected to a negative pressure source, and a motor coupled to the rotatable platform to rate the rotatable platform at different rotational speeds. The one or more ejector inlets may be translatable and/or rotatable with optionally adjustable suction pressure. The ejector inlets operate after a liquid coating material is dispensed to avoid deposition of suspended organic compounds after a coating is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Ching-Hai Yang, Yao-Hwan Kao, Shang-Sheng Li, Kuo-Pin Chen, Hsiang-Kai Tseng, Chuan-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9849478
    Abstract: A system and method for coating an expandable member of a medical device comprising a support structure to support the expandable member and a dispenser positioned with at least one outlet proximate a surface of an expandable member. A drive assembly establishes relative movement between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member to apply fluid on the surface of the expandable member along a coating path. A guide maintains a substantially fixed distance between the at least one outlet and the surface of the expandable member during relative movement therebetween by displacing the expandable member relative to the at least one outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCILAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Victoria M. Gong, Stephen D. Pacetti, Anthony S. Andreacchi, Michael Leonard, Binh T. Nguyen, John Stankus, Dan Cox
  • Patent number: 9839934
    Abstract: An optical fiber re-coating device of the invention includes an optical fiber coater that includes: an inner glass opening-and-closing unit including: a pair of glass members having grooves formed thereon; and a pair of mounting tables which are coupled to each other via a first hinge; and an outer opening-and-closing unit including: a pair of covers which are coupled to each other via a second hinge, one of the paired covers having a magnet provided therein, the other of the paired covers having a magnet catch provided therein, the magnet and the magnet catch facing each other when the paired covers are in a closed state; and light sources that cure a resin used to coat an optical fiber provided in the inner glass opening-and-closing unit and are provided in the respective paired covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Yokota, Noriyuki Kawanishi, Yoshiharu Kanda, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9842751
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate liquid processing apparatus. The apparatus includes: a substrate holding unit configured to hold a substrate horizontally; a nozzle configured to eject a processing liquid in a transversal direction toward a liquid arrival target position set on the substrate held by the substrate holding unit from an ejection port which is located at an injection position spaced away from the liquid arrival target position by a predetermined distance horizontally; and a liquid receiving unit provided below the nozzle to receive the processing liquid dropping from the ejection port of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shouta Umezaki, Yoshihiro Kai, Kazuki Kosai, Mitsuo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9833797
    Abstract: An air motor, a rotary atomizing head provided on a front side of the air motor to be rotatable by the air motor, external electrode units provided in a periphery of the rotary atomizing head, and a high-voltage applying unit that applies a high voltage to the external electrode units to indirectly charge paint particles atomized from the rotary atomizing head with the high voltage. A film cover is provided to be formed with a resin material in a film shape for covering an outer peripheral side of the air motor. The film cover includes a cylindrical rear cover that covers the rear side from the external electrode units and a cylindrical front cover that is mounted to the front side of the rear cover to cover the front side from the external electrode units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ABB K.K.
    Inventors: Yukio Yamada, Takehiro Hamamura, Shinya Nomura
  • Patent number: 9827587
    Abstract: One example of the present disclosure relates to a daubing device for applying viscous material to a fastener. The daubing device comprises a housing comprising a first internal face and a second internal face, separated from the first internal face by a longitudinal distance L. The daubing device further comprises a dispenser between the first internal face and the second internal face of the housing. The dispenser comprises a flexible wall. The daubing device also comprises a pressure-application device between the dispenser and the second internal face of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Solomon T. Atsebha
  • Patent number: 9808814
    Abstract: A rotary atomizing head (4) is mounted on a front end side of an air motor (3). A shaping air ring (9) with air spout holes (10, 11) formed therein is provided on the rear side of the rotary atomizing head (4). The shaping air ring (9) is formed of a conductive material and is connected to ground. External electrode units (13) are provided in the periphery of the rotary atomizing head (4). A film cover (17) made of an insulating material is provided to cover an outer peripheral side of the air motor (3). A semi conductive member (21) is replaceably mounted to an adaptor (16) provided on an outer peripheral side of the shaping air ring (9). A rear end part (21B) of the semi conductive member (21) is made in contact with a front end part (19D) of the film cover (17). A front end part (21C) of the semi conductive member (21) is made in contact with the shaping air ring (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ABB K.K.
    Inventor: Yukio Yamada
  • Patent number: 9810815
    Abstract: The present design includes a coating apparatus having a mechanical arm configured to receive and maintain a lens in a desired orientation, a coating station configured to coat the lens, a drying/curing station configured to dry the lens using radiant energy, and a programmable controller configured to control the mechanical arm to move along a linear track between the coating station and drying/curing station and expose the lens to the coating station for a coating procedure and the drying/curing station for a drying procedure for a predetermined amount of time. Other stations, such as a washing station and a loading station, may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: JELIGHT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Mackinnon, Andrew James Garcia, Marinko Jelic, Dick Amen
  • Patent number: 9808025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film-coating apparatus (1) for coating foods with a coating material, more particularly with sugar solution or with a solution based on sugar substitute, having a housing (2), a coating chamber (9) within the housing (2), in which a delivery means (6) for delivering the coating material can be placed, and having a circulating belt (3) which in sections forms part of the walls of the coating chamber (9) and is provided as a bearing surface for the foods. The invention relates more particularly to a film-coating apparatus in which the belt (3) has a multiplicity of gas ports (30) which are designed for the accelerated solidification of the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Lothar A. Wolf Spezialmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Lothar Wolf, Jorg Kutschke
  • Patent number: 9809880
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition apparatus includes a first base plate on which a seat portion is defined to allow a substrate to be seated thereon, a second base plate disposed opposite to the first base plate, a first gas nozzle portion arranged on the second base plate, a second gas nozzle portion arranged on the second base plate to be spaced apart from the first gas nozzle portion and substantially parallel to the first gas nozzle portion, and a gas storage portion connected to the first gas nozzle portion and the second gas nozzle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Choel Min Jang, In Kyo Kim, Suk Won Jung, Myung Soo Huh
  • Patent number: 9797035
    Abstract: The invention relates to applying a liquid to pasty hot-melt adhesive to a substrate (44), comprising a template (29), having at least one cavity (38) for the hot-melt adhesive, and also comprising an adhesive-transfer infeed (33), which is assigned to the template (29) and through which the adhesive can be introduced into the cavity (38). The special feature consists in that the apparatus (10) further comprises a transporting-fluid-supply opening (35), assigned to the template (29), and a device for displacing (13, 15), in particular pivoting, the template (29) between a first position, in which the cavity (38) is assigned to the adhesive-transfer infeed (33), and a second position, in which the cavity (38) is assigned to the transporting-fluid-supply opening (35), and therefore the adhesive, in the second position, can be discharged from the cavity (38) by a transporting fluid flowing through the transporting-fluid-supply opening (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Andreas Pahl
  • Patent number: 9795982
    Abstract: An apparatus for dipping a substrate includes: a body having an internal plate formed therein, and including a backing plate provided over the internal plate; a crucible accommodating an aqueous solution therein and provided over the backing plate; a crucible driving unit provided in the body and connected to the crucible to move the crucible in a horizontal direction or a vertical direction of the body; a support having a lower end to which a substrate is fixed; a support driving unit provided to an upper side of the body and connected to the support to drive the support in a length direction of the support or rotate the support in the vertical direction of the body; and a controlling unit connected to the crucible driving unit and the support driving unit to control driving of the crucible driving unit and the support driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND SCIENCE
    Inventor: Eun-Ah You
  • Patent number: 9789509
    Abstract: A decorating machine particularly for the decoration of ceramic products, and a method for realizing a belt for decorating said ceramic products, wherein the machine comprises: a closed loop belt (3) for the transfer of a decoration (9) on a receiving surface (11) of a ceramic product; a plurality of conveyor rollers (2) about which said belt (3) is wound and moved in rotation; at least one of said conveyor rollers (2) comprises a central portion (12) and two end portions (14) opposite one another, at least one of said end portions (14) being free in rotation with respect to the other said portions (12, 14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Franco Stefani, Carlo Antonio Camorani
  • Patent number: 9782789
    Abstract: A robotic apparatus for painting a workpiece includes a redundant axis robot for use in a robotic painting system. The redundant axis of rotation provides the robot arm additional flexibility in avoiding obstacles and reaching an interior of the workpiece to apply paint thereto. The robotic apparatus could be a seven-axis robot arm or a five-axis parallel link panel opener robot arm for opening and/or closing the panel. The robot arms are mounted on at least one vertically oriented column adjacent a path of travel of the workpiece through a painting booth and the robot arms can be mounted on a common base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrzej Grzegorz Bania, Michael G. Beem, James Bryon Gerds, II, Marcin Gora, Stan Henry McClosky, David Michael Moore, Matthew Ray Sikowski
  • Patent number: 9783888
    Abstract: An ALD coating method to provide a coating surface on a substrate is provided. The ALD coating method comprises: providing a deposition heading including a unit cell having a first precursor nozzle assembly and a second precursor nozzle assembly; emitting a first precursor from the first precursor nozzle assembly into chamber under atmospheric conditions in a direction substantially normal to the coating surface; emitting a second precursor from the first precursor nozzle assembly into chamber under atmospheric conditions in a direction substantially normal to the coating surface; removing moving the substrate under the deposition head such that the first precursor is directed onto a first area of the coating surface prior to the second precursor being directed onto the first area of the coating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ultratech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sershen, Ganesh M. Sundaram, Roger R. Coutu, Jill Svenja Becker, Mark J. Dalberth
  • Patent number: 9771655
    Abstract: A web transport system for transporting a web of media along a web-transport path includes a fluid bar for guiding the web of media, and first and second fluid shields positioned proximate to first and second ends of the fluid bar. A liquid is pumped through holes in an exterior bearing surface of the fluid bar into a region between the web of media and the bearing surface of the fluid bar, thereby pushing the web of media away from the fluid bar. The fluid shields are positioned to redirect fluid that is ejected from the region between the web of media and the bearing surface of the fluid bar along the edges of the web of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert R. Bettin, Kelvin P. Hill, Gary P. Wainwright, James Douglas Shifley
  • Patent number: 9770735
    Abstract: A seal agent coating device is disclosed, comprising: a storage cavity, a nozzle, a connecting duct and a power driven component, wherein: the nozzle comprises a nozzle cavity and a mouth, the mouth being located at the lower part of the nozzle cavity and matching with the shape of the seal agent coating area of the substrate; the connecting duct interconnects the storage cavity and the nozzle cavity; the power driven component can squeeze the seal agent in the storage cavity into the nozzle cavity via the connecting duct, thereby squeezing it out via the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 9768014
    Abstract: Improved wafer coating processes, apparatuses, and systems are described. In one embodiment, an improved spin-coating process and system is used to form a mask for dicing a semiconductor wafer with a laser plasma dicing process. In one embodiment, a spin-coating apparatus for forming a film over a semiconductor wafer includes a rotatable stage configured to support the semiconductor wafer. The rotatable stage has a downward sloping region positioned beyond a perimeter of the semiconductor wafer. The apparatus includes a nozzle positioned above the rotatable stage and configured to dispense a liquid over the semiconductor wafer. The apparatus also includes a motor configured to rotate the rotatable stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jungrae Park, Wei-Sheng Lei, Prabhat Kumar, James S. Papanu, Brad Eaton, Ajay Kumar