Patents by Inventor Werner Rietmann

Werner Rietmann 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: 20050022418
    Abstract: In a method of drying flat objects such as plate-shaped data storage media or semi-finished products thereof, in particular slices of gallium or silicon or like substrates, in a closable process chamber (30, 61) for receiving a carrier (12) that holds the substrate(s) (10), the substrates (10) are dipped into a bath (20) and can be moved within the spraying region of nozzles (50, 51, 52); the slice(s) (10) or the like is/are dipped into the bath (20) consisting of high-purity treatment liquid as separation medium (Q) and specifically lighter water, and a transverse current is generated by the separation medium at the bath surface (21) and the residual moisture is pushed off the bath surface. Moreover, the treatment liquid or the separation medium (Q) is cooled at room temperature; the temperature of the slice (10) or the like is kept above the ambient temperature, in particular about 5° C. above room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2002
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: Werner Rietmann