Patents by Inventor Kazuo JODAI

Kazuo JODAI 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: 9358587
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus includes a loading section 1, a treating tank 2, a rinsing tank 4, a drying tank 5, an unloading section 6, and a pair of endless belt members 7 for transporting substrates successively through the loading section 1, treating tank 2, rinsing tank 4, drying tank 5 and unloading section 6. The substrate treating apparatus further includes a fixing mechanism for fixing a pair of side edges of each substrate parallel to a transport direction of the substrate to the endless belt members 7. In the loading section 1, a plurality of substrates are fixed, each with the pair of edges thereof parallel to the transport direction fixed at constant intervals to the pair of endless belt members 7. The substrates having undergone the treatment are removed from the pair of endless belt members 7 in the unloading section 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Tomifuji, Shigeki Minami, Kazuo Jodai, Norio Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 8882960
    Abstract: An etchant is stored in a treating tank; a glass substrate is transported with transport rollers into the treating tank; the etchant is discharged from below the substrate to raise the substrate to a position above the transport rollers and below the surface of the etchant; the discharge of the etching liquid is stopped and the glass substrate is lowered to a position for contacting the transport rollers; the etchant is drained from the treating tank; and the glass substrate is unloaded with the transport rollers out of the treating tank. The disclosed method and apparatus can treat both front and back surfaces of the substrate uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Yoshikawa, Kazuo Jodai, Yukio Tomifuji, Shigeki Minami, Kazuto Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20130255732
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus includes a loading section 1, a treating tank 2, a rinsing tank 4, a drying tank 5, an unloading section 6, and a pair of endless belt members 7 for transporting substrates successively through the loading section 1, treating tank 2, rinsing tank 4, drying tank 5 and unloading section 6. The substrate treating apparatus further includes a fixing mechanism for fixing a pair of side edges of each substrate parallel to a transport direction of the substrate to the endless belt members 7. In the loading section 1, a plurality of substrates are fixed, each with the pair of edges thereof parallel to the transport direction fixed at constant intervals to the pair of endless belt members 7. The substrates having undergone the treatment are removed from the pair of endless belt members 7 in the unloading section 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio TOMIFUJI, Shigeki MINAMI, Kazuo JODAI, Norio YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20120273463
    Abstract: An etchant is stored in a treating tank; a glass substrate is transported with transport rollers into the treating tank; the etchant is discharged from below the substrate to raise the substrate to a position above the transport rollers and below the surface of the etchant; the discharge of the etching liquid is stopped and the glass substrate is lowered to a position for contacting the transport rollers; the etchant is drained from the treating tank; and the glass substrate is unloaded with the transport rollers out of the treating tank. The disclosed method and apparatus can treat both front and back surfaces of the substrate uniformly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Norio YOSHIKAWA, Kazuo JODAI, Yukio TOMIFUJI, Shigeki MINAMI, Kazuto OZAKI