Patents by Inventor Erik Roelof Loopstra

Erik Roelof Loopstra has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11009803
    Abstract: A mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount is configured to suspend the pellicle frame relative to the patterning device such that there is a gap between the pellicle frame and the patterning device; and wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Kruizinga, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Erik Willem Bogaart, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Richard Joseph Bruls, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Mohammad Reza Kamali, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Matthew Lipson, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Joseph H. Lyons, Stephen Roux, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Sander Van Den Heijkant, Sandra Van Der Graaf, Frits Van Der Meulen, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge
  • Patent number: 11003098
    Abstract: Tooling for a mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V
    Inventors: Frits Van Der Meulen, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Matthias Kruizinga, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge, Angelo Cesar Peter De Klerk, Jacobus Maria Dings, Maurice Leonardus Johannes Janssen, Roland Jacobus Johannes Kerstens, Martinus Jozef Maria Kester, Michel Loos, Geert Middel, Silvester Matheus Reijnders, Frank Johannes Christiaan Theuerzeit, Anne Johannes Wilhelmus Van Lievenoogen
  • Patent number: 10969701
    Abstract: Tooling for a mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Frits Van Der Meulen, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Matthias Kruizinga, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge, Angelo Cesar Peter De Klerk, Jacobus Maria Dings, Maurice Leonardus Johannes Janssen, Roland Jacobus Johannes Kerstens, Martinus Jozef Maria Kester, Michel Loos, Geert Middel, Silvester Matheus Reijnders, Frank Johannes Christiaan Theuerzeit, Anne Johannes Wilhelmus Van Lievenoogen
  • Patent number: 10962891
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Hans Jansen, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus Verspay
  • Publication number: 20210063898
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus is described having a liquid supply system configured to at least partly fill a space between a projection system of the lithographic apparatus and a substrate with liquid, a barrier member arranged to substantially contain the liquid within the space, and a heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Theodorus Petrus Maria CADEE, Johannes Henricus Wilhelmus JACOBS, Nicolaas TEN KATE, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Aschwin Lodewijk Hendricus Johannes VAN MEER, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS, Christianus Gerardus Maria DE MOL, Marcel Johannus Elisabeth Hubertus MUITJENS, Antonius Johannus VAN DER NET, Joost Jeroen OTTENS, Johannes Anna QUAEDACKERS, Maria Elisabeth REUHMAN-HUISKEN, Marco Koert STAVENGA, Patricius Aloysius Jacobus TINNEMANS, Martinus Cornelis Maria VERHAGEN, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus VERSPAY, Frederik Eduard DE JONG, Koen GOORMAN, Boris MENCHTCHIKOV, Herman BOOM, Stoyan NIHTIANOV, Richard MOERMAN, Martin Frans Pierre SMEETS, Bart Leonard Peter SCHOONDERMARK, Franciscus Johannes Joseph JANSSEN, Michel RIEPEN
  • Patent number: 10884339
    Abstract: A method of patterning lithographic substrates, the method including using a free electron laser to generate EUV radiation and delivering the EUV radiation to a lithographic apparatus which projects the EUV radiation onto lithographic substrates, wherein the method further includes reducing fluctuations in the power of EUV radiation delivered to the lithographic substrates by using a feedback-based control loop to monitor the free electron laser and adjust operation of the free electron laser accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Wouter Joep Engelen, Otger Jan Luiten, Andrey Alexandrovich Nikipelov, Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Pieter Willem Herman De Jager, Erik Roelof Loopstra
  • Patent number: 10838310
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus is described having a liquid supply system configured to at least partly fill a space between a projection system of the lithographic apparatus and a substrate with liquid, a barrier member arranged to substantially contain the liquid within the space, and a heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Theodorus Petrus Maria Cadee, Johannes Henricus Wilhelmus Jacobs, Nicolaas Ten Kate, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Aschwin Lodewijk Hendricus Johannes Van Meer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Christianus Gerardus Maria De Mol, Marcel Johannus Elisabeth Hubertus Muitjens, Antonius Johannus Van Der Net, Joost Jeroen Ottens, Johannes Anna Quaedackers, Maria Elisabeth Reuhman-Huisken, Marco Koert Stavenga, Patricius Aloysius Jacobus Tinnemans, Martinus Cornelis Maria Verhagen, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus Verspay, Frederik Eduard De Jong, Koen Goorman, Boris Menchtchikov, Herman Boom, Stoyan Nihtianov, Richard Moerman, Martin Frans Pierre Smeets, Bart Leonard Peter Schoondermark, Franciscus Johannes Joseph Janssen, Michel Riepen
  • Patent number: 10788755
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a projection system to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of a substrate; a substrate table configured to hold the substrate, the substrate table including a support surface to support an intermediary plate between the projection system and at least one of the substrate and an object positioned on the substrate table and not in contact with the at least one of the substrate and the object; and a liquid supply system to provide a liquid, through which the beam is to be projected, in a space between the projection system and the at least one of the substrate and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Helmar Van Santen
  • Publication number: 20200285155
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system configured to project a beam of radiation onto a target portion of a substrate within a lithographic apparatus. The system includes a radiation source. The radiation source includes a grating structure operable to suppress the zeroth order of reflected radiation for at least a first component wavelength. The grating structure has a periodic profile including regularly spaced structures providing three surface levels, such that radiation diffracted by the grating structure includes radiation of three phases which destructively interfere for at least the zeroth order of the reflected radiation for the first component wavelength. The grating structure is on a radiation collector within the source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus VAN DE KERKHOF, Anton Bernhard VAN OOSTEN, Hans BUTLER, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Marc Wilhelmus Maria VAN DER WIJST, Koen Jacobus Johannes Maria ZAAL
  • Patent number: 10761438
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a liquid supply system provides a liquid between the projection system and the substrate. An active drying station is provided to actively remove the liquid from the substrate W or other objects after immersion of all or part of a surface of the substrate W or other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Bob Streefkerk, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens
  • Patent number: 10732511
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system configured to project a beam of radiation onto a target portion of a substrate within a lithographic apparatus. The system comprises a mirror having an actuator for positioning the mirror and/or configuring the shape of the mirror, the actuator also providing active damping to the mirror, and a controller for generating actuator control signals for control of said actuator(s). A first coordinate system is used for control of said actuator(s) when positioning said mirror and/or configuring the shape of said mirror and a second coordinate system is used for control of said actuator(s) when providing active damping to said mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Anton Bernhard Van Oosten, Hans Butler, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Marc Wilhelmus Maria Van Der Wijst, Koen Jacobus Johannes Maria Zaal
  • Publication number: 20200225590
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and the substrate is filled with a liquid. An edge seal member at least partly surrounds the substrate or other object on a substrate table to prevent liquid loss when edge portions of the substrate or other object are, for example, imaged or illuminated. A lithographic projection apparatus includes a support structure configured to hold a patterning device, the patterning device configured to pattern a beam of radiation according to a desired pattern; a substrate table configured to hold a substrate; a projection system configured to project the patterned beam onto a target portion of the substrate; a liquid supply system configured to provide liquid to a space between the projection system and the substrate; and a shutter configured to isolate the space from the substrate or a space to be occupied by a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri LOF, Erik Theodorus Maria BIJLAART, Hans BUTLER, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus DONDERS, Christiaan Alexander HOOGENDAM, Aleksey Yurievich KOLESNYCHENKO, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Hendricus Johannes Maria MEIJER, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria MERTENS, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus MULKENS, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand RITSEMA, Frank VAN SCHAIK, Timotheus Franciscus SENGERS, Klaus SIMON, Joannes Theodoor DE SMIT, Alexander STRAAIJER, Bob STREEFKERK, Helmar VAN SANTEN, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria DERKSEN, Hans JANSEN, Jacobus Johannus Leonardus Hendricus VERSPAY
  • Publication number: 20200209757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lithographic apparatus, comprising: —a base frame (10), adapted for mounting the lithographic apparatus (1) on a support surface (9), —a projection system (20) comprising: —a force frame (30), —an optical element (21) which is moveable relative to the force frame, —a sensor frame (40), which is separate from the force frame, —at least one sensor which is adapted to monitor the optical element, comprising at least one sensor (25) element which is mounted to the sensor frame, —a force frame support (31), which is adapted to support the force frame on the base frame, —an intermediate frame (45), which is separate from the force frame, —a sensor frame coupler (41), which is adapted to couple the sensor frame to the intermediate frame, —an intermediate frame support (46), which is separate from the force fame support and adapted to support the intermediate frame on the base frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicants: ASML Netherlands B.V., Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Hans BUTLER, Bernhard Mathias GEUPPERT, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Maurice Willem Jozef Etiënn WIJCKMANS
  • Patent number: 10678139
    Abstract: A lithographic projection apparatus is disclosed in which a space between the projection system and a sensor is filled with a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Hans Butler, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Hendricus Johannes Maria Meijer, Johannes Catherinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Frank Van Schaik, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Erik Theodorus Maria Bijlaart, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Helmar Van Santen, Marcus Adrianus Van De Kerkhof, Mark Kroon, Arie Jeffrey Den Boef, Joost Jeroen Ottens, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens
  • Patent number: 10620545
    Abstract: In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen
  • Publication number: 20200096882
    Abstract: Tooling for a mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Frits VAN DER MEULEN, Maarten Mathijs Marinus JANSEN, Jorge Manuel AZEREDO LIMA, Derk Servatius Gertruda BROUNS, Marc BRUIJN, Jeroen DEKKERS, Paul JANSSEN, Ronald Harm Gunther KRAMER, Matthias KRUIZINGA, Robert Gabriël Maria LANSBERGEN, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius LEENDERS, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Gerrit VAN DEN BOSCH, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile VAN LOO, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien VERBRUGGE, Angelo Cesar Peter DE KLERK, Jacobus Maria DINGS, Maurice Leonardus Johannes JANSSEN, Roland Jacobus Johannes KERSTENS, Martinus Jozef Maria KESTERS, Michel LOOS, Geert MIDDEL, Silvester Matheus REIJNDERS, Frank Johannes Christiaan THEUERZEIT, Anne Johannes Wilhelmus VAN LIEVENOOGEN
  • Patent number: 10580545
    Abstract: A delivery system for use within a lithographic system. The beam delivery system comprises optical elements arranged to receive a radiation beam from a radiation source and to reflect portions of radiation along one or more directions to form a one or more branch radiation beams for provision to one or more tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Petrus Rutgerus Bartraij, Ramon Pascal Van Gorkom, Lucas Johannes Peter Ament, Pieter Willem Herman De Jager, Gosse Charles De Vries, Rilpho Ludovicus Donker, Wouter Joep Engelen, Olav Waldemar Vladimir Frijns, Leonardus Adrianus Gerardus Grimminck, Andelko Katalenic, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Han-Kwang Nienhuys, Andrey Alexandrovich Nikipelov, Michael Jozef Mathijs Renkens, Franciscus Johannes Joseph Janssen, Borgert Kruizinga
  • Publication number: 20200057394
    Abstract: A mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount is configured to suspend the pellicle frame relative to the patterning device such that there is a gap between the pellicle frame and the patterning device; and wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias KRUIZINGA, Maarten Mathijs Marinus JANSEN, Jorge Manuel AZEREDO LIMA, Erik Willem BOGAART, Derk Servatius Gertruda BROUNS, Marc BRUIJN, Richard Joseph BRULS, Jeroen DEKKERS, Paul JANSSEN, Mohammad Reza KAMALI, Ronald Harm Gunther KRAMER, Robert Gabriël Maria LANSBERGEN, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius LEENDERS, Matthew LIPSON, Erik Roelof LOOPSTRA, Joseph H. LYONS, Stephen ROUX, Gerrit VAN DEN BOSCH, Sander VAN DEN HEIJKANT, Sandra VAN DER GRAAF, Frits VAN DER MEULEN, Jérôme François SylvainVirgile VAN LOO, Beatrijs Louis Marie-Joseph Katrien VERBRUGGE
  • Patent number: 10558129
    Abstract: A mask assembly suitable for use in a lithographic process, the mask assembly comprising a patterning device; and a pellicle frame configured to support a pellicle and mounted on the patterning device with a mount; wherein the mount is configured to suspend the pellicle frame relative to the patterning device such that there is a gap between the pellicle frame and the patterning device; and wherein the mount provides a releasably engageable attachment between the patterning device and the pellicle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: ASML Netherlands B.V., ASML Holding N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Kruizinga, Maarten Mathijs Marinus Jansen, Jorge Manuel Azeredo Lima, Erik Willem Bogaart, Derk Servatius Gertruda Brouns, Marc Bruijn, Richard Joseph Bruls, Jeroen Dekkers, Paul Janssen, Mohammad Reza Kamali, Ronald Harm Gunther Kramer, Robert Gabriël Maria Lansbergen, Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Matthew Lipson, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Joseph H. Lyons, Stephen Roux, Gerrit Van Den Bosch, Sander Van Den Heijkant, Sandra Van Der Graaf, Frits Van Der Meulen, Jérôme François Sylvain Virgile Van Loo, Beatrijs Louise Marie-Joseph Katrien Verbrugge
  • Patent number: RE47943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual stage lithographic apparatus, wherein two substrate stages are constructed and arranged for mutual cooperation in order to perform a joint scan movement. The joint scan movement brings the lithographic apparatus from a first configuration, wherein immersion liquid is confined between a first substrate held by the first stage of the stages and a projection system of the apparatus, to a second configuration, wherein the immersion liquid is confined between a second substrate held by the second stage of the two stages and the projection system, such that during the joint scan movement the liquid is essentially confined within the space with respect to the projection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marinus Aart Van Den Brink, Jozef Petrus Henricus Benschop, Erik Roelof Loopstra