Patents by Inventor Michael Johannes Christiaan Ronde

Michael Johannes Christiaan Ronde 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).

  • Publication number: 20230246568
    Abstract: Disclosed is an object table for holding an object, comprising: an electrostatic clamp arranged to clamp the object on the object table; a neutralizer arranged to neutralize a residual charge of the electrostatic clamp; a control unit arranged to control the neutralizer, wherein the residual charge is an electrostatic charge present on the electrostatic clamp when no voltage is applied to the electrostatic clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jan-Gerard Cornelis VAN DER TOORN, Jeroen Gertruda Antonius HUINCK, Han Willem Hendrik SEVERT, Allard Eelco KOOIKER, Michael Johannes Christiaan RONDE, Arno Maria WELLINK, Shibing LIU, Ying LUO, Yixiang WANG, Chia-Yao CHEN, Bohang ZHU, Jurgen VAN SOEST
  • Publication number: 20230205101
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a metrology process or a lithographic process, the apparatus including: an object support module adapted to hold an object; and a first gas shower arranged on a first side of the object support module and adapted to emit a gas with a first velocity in a first gas direction which is a horizontal direction to cause a net gas flow in the apparatus to be a substantially horizontal gas flow in the first gas direction at least above the object support module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Luuc KEULEN, Jeroen Gerard GOSEN, Dennis Herman Caspar VAN BANNING, Sampann ARORA, Michaél Johannes Christiaan RONDE, Lucas KUINDERSMA, Youssef Karel Maria DE VOS, Henricus Martinus Johannes VAN DE GROES, Allard Eelco KOOIKER, Wouter Onno PRIL, Johan VAN GEND
  • Patent number: 11637512
    Abstract: Disclosed is an object table for holding an object, comprising: an electrostatic clamp arranged to clamp the object on the object table; a neutralizer arranged to neutralize a residual charge of the electrostatic clamp; a control unit arranged to control the neutralizer, wherein the residual charge is an electrostatic charge present on the electrostatic clamp when no voltage is applied to the electrostatic clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Jan-Gerard Cornelis Van Der Toorn, Jeroen Gertruda Antonius Huinck, Han Willem Hendrik Severt, Allard Eelco Kooiker, Michaël Johannes Christiaan Ronde, Arno Maria Wellink, Shibing Liu, Ying Luo, Yixiang Wang, Chia-Yao Chen, Bohang Zhu, Jurgen Van Soest
  • Patent number: 11302512
    Abstract: An electron beam apparatus includes an electron optics system to generate an electron beam, an object table to hold the specimen at a target position so that a target portion of the specimen is irradiated by the electron beam, and a positioning device to displace the object table relative to the electron beam. The positioning device includes a stage actuator and a balance mass. The stage actuator exerts a force onto the object table to cause an acceleration of the object table. The force onto the object table results in a reaction force onto the balance mass. The balance mass moves in response to the reaction force. The positioning device enables the balance mass to move in a first direction in response to a component of the reaction force in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Koenraad Marie Baggen, Antonius Henricus Arends, Lucas Kuindersma, Johannes Hubertus Antonius Van De Rijdt, Peter Paul Hempenius, Robertus Jacobus Theodorus Van Kempen, Niels Johannes Maria Bosch, Henricus Martinus Johannes Van De Groes, Kuo-Feng Tseng, Hans Butler, Michael Johannes Christiaan Ronde
  • Publication number: 20220084781
    Abstract: Systems directed to a stage apparatus in an electron beam inspection tool to inspect a sample are disclosed. The stage apparatus comprises a short stroke stage; a long stroke stage; a first sensor configured to measure a position of the short stroke stage with respect to a measurement reference; one or more roller bearings configured to support the long stroke stage; and a controller having circuitry and configured to control a motion of the long stroke stage and a motion of the short stroke stage for following movement of the reference at least partly based on measurement from the first sensor, wherein the controller is operable such that control of the long stroke stage is decoupled from the movement of the reference in at least a part of operation of the stage apparatus for reducing debris generation of the one or more roller bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Henricus Wilhelmus VAN GERVEN, Johannes Hubertus Antonius VAN DE RIJDT, Michaël Johannes Christiaan RONDE, Niels Johannes Maria BOSCH
  • Publication number: 20210313908
    Abstract: Disclosed is an object table for holding an object, comprising: an electrostatic clamp arranged to clamp the object on the object table; a neutralizer arranged to neutralize a residual charge of the electrostatic clamp; a control unit arranged to control the neutralizer, wherein the residual charge is an electrostatic charge present on the electrostatic clamp when no voltage is applied to the electrostatic clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jan-Gerard Cornelis VAN DER TOORN, Jeroen Gertruda Antonius HUINCK, Han Willem Hendrik SEVERT, Allard Eelco KOOIKER, Michaël Johannes Christiaan RONDE, Arno Maria WELLINK, Shibing LIU, Ying LUO, Yixiang WANG, Chia-Yao CHEN, Bohang ZHU, Jurgen VAN SOEST
  • Patent number: 11131937
    Abstract: A positioning device configured to displace an object is disclosed. The positioning device comprises a stage to support the object, an actuator to move the stage with respect to a reference in a direction of movement, a balance mass arranged between the actuator and the reference to reduce transfer of reaction forces from the actuator to the reference, a support device arranged between the reference and the balance mass to support the balance mass, and a gravity compensator acting between the reference and the balance mass to exert a lifting force on the balance mass to reduce a gravitational support force to be provided by the support device to support the balance mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michaël Johannes Christiaan Ronde, Johannes Hubertus Antonius Van De Rijdt, Maarten Frans Janus Kremers, Erik Maria Rekkers
  • Publication number: 20200201196
    Abstract: A positioning device configured to displace an object is disclosed. The positioning device comprises a stage to support the object, an actuator to move the stage with respect to a reference in a direction of movement, a balance mass arranged between the actuator and the reference to reduce transfer of reaction forces from the actuator to the reference, a support device arranged between the reference and the balance mass to support the balance mass, and a gravity compensator acting between the reference and the balance mass to exert a lifting force on the balance mass to reduce a gravitational support force to be provided by the support device to support the balance mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michaël Johannes Christiaan RONDE, Johannes Hubertus Antonius VAN DE RIJDT, Maarten Frans Janus KREMERS, Erik Maria REKKERS
  • Publication number: 20200203118
    Abstract: An electron beam apparatus includes an electron optics system to generate an electron beam, an object table to hold the specimen at a target position so that a target portion of the specimen is irradiated by the electron beam, and a positioning device to displace the object table relative to the electron beam. The positioning device includes a stage actuator and a balance mass. The stage actuator exerts a force onto the object table to cause an acceleration of the object table. The force onto the object table results in a reaction force onto the balance mass. The balance mass moves in response to the reaction force. The positioning device enables the balance mass to move in a first direction in response to a component of the reaction force in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel Koenraad Marie BAGGEN, Antonius Henricus ARENDS, Lucas KUINDERSMA, Johannes Hubertus, Antonius VAN DE RIJDT, Peter Paul HEMPENIUS, Robertus Jacobus, Theodorus VAN KEMPEN, Niels Johannes, Maria BOSCH, Henricus Martinus, Johannes VAN DE GROES, Kuo-Feng TSENG, Hans BUTLER, Michael Johannes, Christiaan RONDE
  • Patent number: 10649347
    Abstract: An apparatus having: a system configured to measure an object; a base structure; an object support constructed to hold the object, the object support movably supported on the base structure; a balance mass configured to absorb a reaction force arising from movement of the object support; an actuator connected to the balance mass and the base structure, the actuator configured to apply a force to the balance mass and the base structure; a sensor configured to produce a signal for a measured characteristic of the base structure corresponding to a disturbance, or its effect, acting on the base structure; and a control system configured to determine, based on at least the signal for the measured characteristic of the base structure, a signal for the actuator to apply a force to the base structure and/or the balance mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Johannes Christiaan Ronde, Lucas Kuindersma, Niels Johannes Maria Bosch, Hans Butler, Cornelius Adrianus Lambertus De Hoon, Marc Wilhelmus Maria Van Der Wijst, Thijs Verhees, Sander Kerssemakers