Jiro Kobayashi 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).
Abstract: A container for a piece of substrate such as reticle, mask or wafer is disclosed. The container comprises a housing body having an opening for receiving a substrate, a door for closing and opening said opening of the housing body and means for fixing the received substrate to the container. Said fixing means includes a contact member movable to fix the substrate in the position and a member for moving the contact member in link with the motion of the door.