With Projector Heating, Cleaning Or Conditioning Patents (Class 118/302)
  • Patent number: 10625291
    Abstract: A coating system for coating objects, wherein a coating material can be dispensed by an application device with a dispensing arrangement. A supply system having at least first and second feed containers for coating material are connected via first and second supply lines and first and second material valves, respectively, to the dispensing arrangement. Also provided is a cleaning system having at least one first cleaning line and a second cleaning line, to which rinsing agent can be fed via a first rinsing agent feed line and a second rinsing agent feed line, respectively. The first and second cleaning lines are connected via first and second cleaning valves to the first and supply lines, respectively. The first cleaning line and the second cleaning line are connected via a connection line at connection points disposed in front of each cleaning valve relative to the flow direction towards the dispensing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Ralph Meier, Tobias Mozer
  • Patent number: 10577766
    Abstract: In a spreader for winter service vehicles, brine is filled from a tank sack into additional tanks by purely hydrostatic effect substantially without the use of pumps, by the tank sack being so filled for example by excess pressure that the brine is urged through a liquid line where it forms a closed liquid column. The exit end of the liquid line lies below the entrance end of the liquid line so that, upon filling, the liquid from the tank sack automatically flows into the additional tanks due to hydrostatic forces. Upon emptying the liquid tank, the liquid also flows in a corresponding manner from the tank sack into the additional tanks, thereby completely emptying the tank sack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KÜPPER-WEISSER GMBH
    Inventor: Rolf Isele
  • Patent number: 10566883
    Abstract: The present invention is a sliding contact member, including a powder compact portion that contains an electrically conductive diamond and an electrically conductive binder, and is provided at least on a sliding contact surface of either or both of two sliding contact members slidably in contact with each other. The sliding contact members are applied to DC motors, generators and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Uehara, Hirotaka Miwa, Toshikazu Nanbu, Yoshirou Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10534265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for treating a substrate. The apparatus for treating a substrate includes a cup having an inner space whose top is open, a supporting unit for supporting a substrate in the inner space, a guide plate provided to surround the supporting unit, a treatment solution supplying unit for supplying a treatment solution to an upper surface of the substrate supported by the supporting unit, and a cleaning solution supplying unit for supplying a cleaning solution to an upper surface of the guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daesung Kim
  • Patent number: 10513132
    Abstract: A print module includes: a body housing at least one printed circuit board (PCB); an air inlet and an air outlet positioned in a roof of the body; an air pathway extending through the body between the air inlet and the air outlet; and an inkjet printhead positioned at a lower part of the body opposite the roof, the inkjet printhead electrically communicating with the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Mark Profaca, David Burke, Billy Sy, Gilbert Alemana, Christopher Hibbard, Rommel Balala
  • Patent number: 10441980
    Abstract: A nozzle cleaning device for cleaning suction nozzle 62, wherein the jetting direction of water jetted towards the tip section of the suction nozzle is changed by a tapered second internal surface 374 of socket 370. Accordingly, for example, not only is it possible to appropriately remove items adhering to the lower surface of the tip of the suction nozzle, it is possible to remove items adhering to the side surfaces of the tip of the suction nozzle by applying water. The suction nozzle is cleaned while being supported by nozzle pallet 152; after the suction nozzle is cleaned, the suction nozzle is held by a holding tool and removed from the nozzle pallet. Accordingly, the suction nozzle removed from the nozzle pallet is individually dried by the nozzle drying device. Thus, it is possible to appropriately dry the suction nozzle after cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumi Hoshikawa, Kenji Shimosaka
  • Patent number: 10349528
    Abstract: A material deposition system and method is disclosed for depositing material onto raised features on a surface of a substrate. The material deposition system and method are a contact deposition or printing system and method, which employs biased rollerball to deposit the material as it travels along the substrate and over the raised features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brent S. Krusor, Ping Mei
  • Patent number: 10299445
    Abstract: A center pivot irrigation system adapted for more uniform application of water. The system includes a pivot sprinkler arm with a first set of spaced apart nozzles. The system includes a first set of control valves each provided on the pivot sprinkler arm upstream of a nozzle. The irrigation system includes a corner sprinkler arm pivotally coupled to an end of the pivot sprinkler arm. The corner sprinkler arm includes a second set of spaced apart nozzles and a second set of control valves each provided upstream of a nozzle. The irrigation system includes a controller transmitting control signals to the first and second sets of control valves to open and close in a pattern defined by a valve pulsing pattern for the pivot sprinkler arm and a valve pulsing pattern for the corner sprinkler arm, whereby input water is applied in a uniform manner under the corner sprinkler arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TRIMBLE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Jonathan Whalley
  • Patent number: 10285343
    Abstract: A center pivot irrigation system is described that includes a controller that makes use of a particular flow rate of input water to deliver a consistent depth of irrigation to user-defined areas under a pivot irrigator. The controller operates to pulse control valves for the nozzles/sprinkler heads on and off as the sprinkler arm rotates. The valve pattern along the span of the sprinkler arm is chosen during each operating cycle such that the total water flow through all the open valves matches the flow rate of the input or supply water to the pivot irrigator. To ensure a consistent depth, the speed is changed during valve duty cycles to match the density of open valves in the sprinkler arm. To ensure a consistent distribution under the sprinkler arm, each valve is monitored to ensure that the valves are given the same proportional share of the input water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TRIMBLE INC.
    Inventor: Mark Jonathan Whalley
  • Patent number: 10265735
    Abstract: A cup wash disk for cleaning a photoresist process tool is provided. An upper plate is arranged over a lower plate to define a cavity between the upper and lower plates. The lower plate comprises peripheral openings in fluid communication with the cavity and arranged along a periphery of the lower plate. A plurality of shims is arranged between the upper and lower plates to space the upper and lower plates and to define slits between the upper and lower plates. The slits are in fluid communication with the cavity. A method for cleaning the photoresist process tool using the cup wash disk is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua-Kuang Teng, Yu-Xiang Lin, Tien-Zeng Fang
  • Patent number: 10246257
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described herein for managing item storage using rotating platforms. In some examples, an item can be loaded on to a material conveyance device. The item then can be unloaded from the material conveyance device to a rotating platform. The rotating platform can include a sloped surface. Sensor data that identifies the item can be received. A robotic manipulator can be used to manipulate the item based at least in part on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Stuart Battles, Martin Peter Aalund, John Elias Darrow, Timothy Alan Talda
  • Patent number: 10245668
    Abstract: A fluxing system for a bonding machine is provided. The fluxing system includes a flux holder defining a cavity for holding flux, and a fluid source for providing a cooling fluid to cool the flux holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Daniel P. Buergi, Thomas J. Colosimo, Jr., Edward T. Laurent, Michael P. Schmidt-Lange
  • Patent number: 10239073
    Abstract: A system for circulating a sealer is provided. The system includes a circulation line, in which a sealer is circulated and a first circulation valve which is disposed in the circulation line and configured to control the circulated sealer. A supply line is branched from a front end of the first circulation valve and an applying gun which is disposed in the supply line, receives a sealer, and controls the sealer discharged to the outside through a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Taeheun Jin
  • Patent number: 10239265
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the invention comprises a continuous structural composite preform wet out system and method which takes as an input pre-formed structural composite structures with a structural foam core, passes these structures through a wetting system which may comprise sprayers, brushes, a die or dies, or other wetting means; applies a cure process such as ultraviolet light, heat, curing agent or other cure method, and produces a completed, cured structural composite structure such as a beam or panel for use in any structure as desired by the user. The improved structural composite wet out system of the invention provides run rate, ease of use, structure efficiency and handling advantages over the pultrusion systems of the prior art by achieving higher production rates, the ability to use light cure resins and the ability to produce composite structures of non-uniform cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Composites Intellectual Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lewit, Ronnal P. Reichard
  • Patent number: 10215657
    Abstract: A weight applicator system includes a shaft, an applicator assembly, and a weight feed assembly. The shaft defines a length between a proximal end and a distal end configured to support a wheel-tire assembly for common rotation about a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The applicator assembly is supported by the shaft and includes a base portion disposed upon the shaft and operable to translate axially along the length of the shaft, a radial portion connected to the base portion and operable to radially move relative to the base portion between a retracted position and an extended position; and a pressure roller rotatably supported by the radial portion about an axis of rotation. The weight feed assembly is operable to feed a prescribed length of weighted material to the pressure roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: Donald Graham Straitiff, Barry Allan Clark, David Henry Larson, Daniel David Larson, Kyle John Swinter, Lawrence J. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10209230
    Abstract: An electrode for a resistance analytical furnace has a central opening including a crucible-engaging surface and an annular flange spaced from the crucible-engaging surface. The flange has a lower surface with a plurality of grooves formed therein. The grooves are curved and extend from the central opening of the edge of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Leco Corporation
    Inventors: Octavio R. Latino, Gordon C. Ford, Lloyd A. Allen
  • Patent number: 10183307
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a flowable substance to a flat or curved product using a nozzle unit. The nozzle unit includes a nozzle valve that has a nozzle end with an outlet opening. Moist air and/or temperature-moderated air is admitted to a zone of the nozzle end to form condensation when the supplied moist and/or temperature-moderated air hits the nozzle end zone. Drying up or agglutinating of the flowable substance is thereby prevented at the outlet opening of the nozzle end to secure a continuous, unobstructed flow of the flowable substance from the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Duss, Philipp Aebersold
  • Patent number: 10161087
    Abstract: A paver machine includes an engine, a hopper for receiving a volume of asphalt, and a screed element for spreading the asphalt into an asphalt mat. The machine also includes an induction heating element positioned within the hopper for maintaining a predetermined temperature of the asphalt during operation of the paver machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas Alan Oetken
  • Patent number: 10155241
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid material while attenuating the liquid material and controlling the pattern of the liquid material with process air has a manifold with a plurality of process air passages for providing the process air to one or more liquid dispensing modules. The pressure of process air to one or more of the modules may be separately controlled to be different from the pressure provided to other modules on the dispenser. Accordingly, the air pressure provided to each module can be optimized to accommodate a particular dispensing die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Harris, Rick J. Klaus
  • Patent number: 10137471
    Abstract: Systems useful for reinforcing a support mat over at least one seam formed between upper and lower panels of the mat include at least one extruder configured to apply weld-forming material over the seam(s) to form at least one weld atop the seam(s) and at least one electronic controller associated with the extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Newpark Mats & Integrated Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Hugghins, Aaron Dugas, Christian Peter Holtkamp, Rade Pupovac, Peter Filice Hoeksma, Shawn Joseph Davidson, Bryan Arthur Joseph Hickson
  • Patent number: 10118191
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a mist spray head for spraying a raw material. The mist spray head includes a raw material spray nozzle and a raw material ejection part for ejecting an atomized raw material, and the raw material spray nozzle includes a cavity and a raw material discharge part which is drilled in a side surface of the cavity, being away from a bottom surface of the cavity, and is connected to the raw material ejection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Shirahata, Hiroyuki Orita
  • Patent number: 10112209
    Abstract: A glass drawdown coating system includes a container defining a glass ribbon path having a first side and a second side. At least one nanoparticle coater is located adjacent the first side and/or the second side of the glass ribbon path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: James W. McCamy, Cheng-Hung Hung, Mehran Arbab, Abhinav Bhandari
  • Patent number: 10088236
    Abstract: A hearth roll includes a base roll, a thermally sprayed coating formed on the base roll, and a modified coating formed on the thermally sprayed coating. The modified coating is formed by modifying a part or the whole of a surface of the thermally sprayed coating by melting and solidification of the thermally sprayed coating, by irradiating a part or the whole of the surface of the thermally sprayed coating with an energy beam. The thickness of the modified coating is from 2 to 20 ?m, and the Vickers hardness HV of the modified coating is from 1.2 to 1.4 times larger than the Vickers hardness HV of the thermally sprayed coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION, TOCALO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kurisu, Tatsuo Suidzu
  • Patent number: 10065201
    Abstract: A branch location is arranged close to a nozzle, and the channel lengths are the same. A processing nozzle that includes a beam path for passing light from a light source and ejects a fluid containing a processing material from an ejection port includes a supply pipe that is arranged outside the beam path through which the light passes, and supplies the fluid, and a first branch pipe and a second branch pipe that supply the fluid from the supply pipe to the ejection port, and have the same total length. The first branch pipe includes a first bent portion having a first shape on an upstream side of the fluid, and a second bent portion having a second shape on a downstream side of the fluid, and the second branch pipe includes a third bent portion having the first shape on the upstream side of the fluid, and a fourth bent portion having the second shape on the downstream side of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION FOR FUTURE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Satoshi Tsuno, Yuji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10058884
    Abstract: A color changer has a common feed passage that is connected to two or more inlet passages. The common feed passage can be reverse purged in a direction that is opposite a direction of powder flow through the common feed passage. A valve element seals a supply port that connects the inlet passage to the common feed passage to eliminate dead space and form a near bore line seal. The valve element is an elastic material that expands in response to applied compressed air inside the valve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Terrence M. Fulkerson, Terry John Thompson, Jeffery Edward Dailidas, Kenneth A. Keeger, Joseph G. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9996006
    Abstract: Methods disclosed herein provide apparatus and methods for applying an electric field and/or a magnetic field to a photoresist layer without air gap intervention during photolithography processes. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a processing chamber configured to apply an electric field to a substrate via a non-gas phase intermediate medium. Methods described herein include dissociation of a photoacid generator to generate anions and cations. The anions may be moved within the photoresist layer by the electric field to more precisely control the speed and location of acid generation and regeneration processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Christine Y. Ouyang, Sang Ki Nam, Ludovic Godet
  • Patent number: 9943866
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a coating device comprising a syringe, an injection needle and a first cooling device. The injection needle is connected with the syringe, and the bottom end of the injection needle has a nozzle. The first cooling device is disposed on the outer wall of the syringe. According to the disclosure, the cooling device is disposed on the outer wall of the syringe and/or the injection needle, such that the problem of hardening of the liquid inside the syringe and/or the injection needle and cannot be ejected successfully can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 9937739
    Abstract: An inkjet printer includes a conveyer, a plurality of inkjet heads, a head cooler configured to generate cooling air and cool the plurality of inkjet heads by the generated cooling air, and a controller. The controller is configured to drive the plurality of inkjet heads to perform non-ejection drive on at least one of lines which involve no ink ejection, the non-ejection drive being driving of the plurality of inkjet heads to such a degree as to eject no ink. The controller is configured to determine a non-ejection drive ratio for each of the plurality of inkjet heads in accordance with a position of each of the plurality of inkjet heads, the non-ejection drive ratio being a ratio of lines on which the controller performs the non-ejection drive to the lines which involve no ink ejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9931653
    Abstract: A method and system for the spray application of epoxy materials is provided. The system includes a dual walled tank structure as a reservoir for containing and preheating the epoxy materials in preparation for mixing and spray application. Each component of the epoxy material is preheated before the components are mixed. After preheating, the components are then mixed together and spray applied. The method and system of the present invention provides a high quality spray applied epoxy coating while reducing equipment down time and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WARREN ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.
    Inventor: Danny Warren
  • Patent number: 9927709
    Abstract: Methods disclosed herein provide apparatus and methods for applying an electric field and/or a magnetic field to a photoresist layer without air gap intervention during photolithography processes. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a processing chamber configured to apply an electric field to a substrate via a non-gas phase intermediate medium. Methods described herein include dissociation of a photoacid generator to generate anions and cations. The anions may be moved within the photoresist layer by the electric field to more precisely control the speed and location of acid generation and regeneration processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Y. Ouyang, Sang Ki Nam, Ludovic Godet
  • Patent number: 9919350
    Abstract: A cup-wash device is provided. The cup-wash device includes a supporting disk and a base disposed on the supporting disk. The base includes a catchment groove, a first dispensing opening formed on an edge of the base, and a first channel connected with the catchment groove and the first dispensing opening. The cup-wash device also includes a cover disposed on the base and covering the first channel, and the cover has an injection opening connected to the catchment groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Shu Tseng, Chih-Hsien Hung, Cheng-Yi Lin, You-Feng Chen, Yao-Yuan Shang
  • Patent number: 9901945
    Abstract: A method for a system having a plurality of primary fluid sources and a fluid output with a common pump includes halting pumping of a first fluid, isolating the common pump from the fluid output and the primary fluid sources, connecting an inlet of the common pump to a solvent source and an outlet of the common pump to a waste fluid dump, actuating the common pump first in a pumping mode, then in a recirculation mode, and then in a flush mode, connecting an inlet of the common pump to a second primary fluid source, and an outlet of the common pump to the output line, and starting pumping mode pumping of a second fluid from the second primary fluid source through the output line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Fehr, Dennis J. Van Keulen
  • Patent number: 9849481
    Abstract: Various embodiments of methods and devices for coating stents are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Chen, Jason Van Sciver, Jeff McCabe, Antonio Garcia
  • Patent number: 9827579
    Abstract: In front view of the application nozzle, all of the pressurized air flow K and adhesive flow H are made to run parallel to each other in the vertical direction. Of the pressurized air flows K from the pressurized air hole b in the pressurized air plate, the two that are located on one side of the adhesive hole opening a and from a pair in the front-to-back direction are tilted so as to approach each other. The extension lines thereof are located on the side of the adhesive bead, which results from the adhesive flow discharged from the adhesive hole opening, and have directions that converge. The respective pressurized air flows on the two side of the adhesive bead are made to flow downward while uniting in the direction of convergence. A web in which the adhesive bead is elongated while being swung in the transverse direction is formed and, near the bottom surface of the application nozzle, a non-interference space Q is formed between the adhesive bead and the fore pressurized air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sun Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Shoji Hidaka, Shinichi Okahira
  • Patent number: 9803523
    Abstract: A process for operating an axial skinning apparatus for continuous manufacture of skinned ceramic honeycomb parts, including: determining the physical process parameters of the apparatus including: the rheology of the flowable skin cement; the geometry of the part to be skinned; and the geometry of the annulus gap of the skinning chamber; and calculating a plurality of dimensionless pressure gradient values (Lambda (?)) according to the formula (1): ? = ( ? ? ? P ) ? R 2 ? m ? ? L ? ( R V ) n ( 1 ) where ?P, P, R, V, L, and m and n are as defined herein; plotting a plurality of manifold pressures versus a plurality of part velocities; and selecting at least one operating window based on the skin quality of a plurality of preliminarily skinned parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralph Henry Hagg, Parasuram Padmanabhan Harihara, John Paul Bir Singh, Srinivasa Rao Vaddiraju
  • Patent number: 9771691
    Abstract: An integral melter and pump assembly or system, and a method of making the same, is disclosed wherein the pump assembly comprises a melter housing having a melter container defined within the melter housing. A pump mounting plate is integrally mounted within a side wall portion of the melter container and an output dispensing supply pump is mounted directly upon an external surface portion of the pump mounting plate in a surface-to-surface manner such that heat generated internally within the melter container is effectively transferred by conduction from the melter container and through the pump mounting plate such that the temperature level of the output pump is elevated to, and maintained at, a predeterminedly desired level even when the pump, is not disposed in its output dispensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: DISPENSING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: William E. Howseman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9764345
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes first and second nozzles that eject a processing liquid to a substrate; a moving mechanism that moves the first and second nozzles; and a nozzle cleaning device that cleans at least the second nozzle. The nozzle cleaning device includes a cleaning bath and an overflow bath. The cleaning bath includes a liquid storage portion that stores a cleaning liquid for cleaning the second nozzle, and an overflow portion that discharges the cleaning liquid exceeding a predetermined level from the liquid storage portion. The overflow bath is disposed adjacent to the cleaning bath and receives the cleaning liquid discharged from the overflow portion and discharge the received cleaning liquid to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kai, Yoshinori Ikeda, Kazuyoshi Shinohara, Tetsuya Oda, Satoru Tanaka, Yuki Yoshida, Meitoku Aibara
  • Patent number: 9735067
    Abstract: Techniques herein include systems and methods that provide a spatially-controlled or pixel-based projection of light onto a substrate to tune various substrate properties. A given pixel-based image projected on to a substrate surface can be based on a substrate signature. The substrate signature can spatially represent non-uniformities across the surface of the substrate. Such non-uniformities can include energy, heat, critical dimensions, photolithographic exposure dosages, etc. Such pixel-based light projection can be used to tune various properties of substrates, including tuning of critical dimensions, heating uniformity, evaporative cooling, and generation of photo-sensitive agents. Combining such pixel-based light projection with photolithographic patterning processes and/or heating processes improves processing uniformity and decreases defectivity. Embodiments can include using a digital light processing (DLP) chip, grating light valve (GLV), or other grid-based micro projection technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Anton J. deVilliers, Daniel Fulford, Gerrit J. Leusink
  • Patent number: 9707585
    Abstract: A changer device for coating media having a housing, which has a delivery port which can be connected to an application device. At least one change unit is provided which includes at least a first and second inlet port, at least one outlet port and a valve device which may connect the first inlet port or the second inlet port to the outlet port, or which may block the flow channel to the outlet port. The valve device may be a rotating element and/or sliding element that is arranged in a valve chamber and includes a plurality of passage ducts which are able to connect fluidically the outlet port with one or both of the at least two inlet ports of the changer unit. The at least one such change unit may be provided in a coating system for coating objects with an application device and a plurality of reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventor: Christian Reimert
  • Patent number: 9696620
    Abstract: A composition includes a photoacid generator and a fluorine-containing epoxy resin that is a polymer of monomers that include an acrylic monomer (a) having a perfluoropolyether group having 9 or more carbon atoms and an acrylic monomer (b) having an epoxy group in a composition ratio such that a number of acrylic functional groups derived from the acrylic monomer (b) is larger than a number of acrylic functional groups derived from the acrylic monomer (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Ikegame, Miho Ishii
  • Patent number: 9645391
    Abstract: Techniques herein include systems and methods that provide a spatially-controlled or pixel-based projection of light onto a substrate to tune various substrate properties. A given pixel-based image projected on to a substrate surface can be based on a substrate signature. The substrate signature can spatially represent non-uniformities across the surface of the substrate. Such non-uniformities can include energy, heat, critical dimensions, photolithographic exposure dosages, etc. Such pixel-based light projection can be used to tune various properties of substrates, including tuning of critical dimensions, heating uniformity, evaporative cooling, and generation of photo-sensitive agents. Combining such pixel-based light projection with photolithographic patterning processes and/or heating processes improves processing uniformity and decreases defectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Anton J. deVilliers
  • Patent number: 9648756
    Abstract: An applying apparatus that applies a flux liquid includes: a nozzle from which the flux liquid is injected; and an intake and exhaust unit that sucks the flux liquid injected from the nozzle through an intake port and exhausts a gas through an exhaust port. The intake and exhaust unit has a filtering unit that filters the flux liquid sucked through the intake port and through which the gas passes before the gas reaches the exhaust port. The filtering unit is movably provided within the intake and exhaust unit so that when installing/removing the filtering unit with respect to the intake and exhaust unit, the filtering unit moves in a direction substantially parallel to a direction in which the flux liquid is sucked through the intake port and in which the gas is exhausted through the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomohiro Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 9616449
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for applying an inner coating to a wellbore screen are described. The apparatus comprises a support for the wellbore screen, an elongate injector for injecting coating material into the inner bore of the wellbore screen, and a driver for positioning the elongate injector into the inner bore and moving the elongate injector through the inner bore to introduce coating material to the inner bore. The elongate injector has a supported end, a distal end, and a coating material delivery line extending through the elongate injector from a coating material supply to a port at the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ABSOLUTE COMPLETION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Fred Harmat
  • Patent number: 9574864
    Abstract: A gauge and method of use. The gauge includes a body configured to removeably mount to substrate chuck of a spin apply coating tool, the body rotatable about an axis passing through a center of the chuck; an extendable arm having a first end mounted to the body, the extendable arm having a retracted position and a deployed position, a second end of the arm including an upper finger and a lower finger, the upper finger configured to be positioned above a rim of the coat apply bowl and the lower finger positioned below the rim of the coat apply bowl in the deployed position when the coat apply bowl is mounted in the spin apply tool; and wherein the gauge provides an error indication when the gauge is rotated about the axis and the coat apply bowl is not installed in the spin apply coating tool correctly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Grimes, Kevin C. Remillard, Matthew F. Stanton
  • Patent number: 9555436
    Abstract: An upper treatment solution nozzle discharges a treatment solution at a treatment position above a substrate. A reference image and a test image are cut out from an image captured after the upper treatment solution nozzle receives an instruction to start discharging the treatment solution. The test image is an image including an area of a surface of a substrate, in which a liquid flow of the treatment solution from the upper treatment solution nozzle is to be formed. The reference image is an image of an area of the surface of the substrate except for the area in which the liquid flow of the treatment solution from the upper treatment solution nozzle is to be formed. Through the comparison between the reference image and the test image, a discharge of the treatment solution from the upper treatment solution nozzle is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Uemae, Tatsuhiko Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9487341
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing flowable substances, having a nozzle having an exit opening for dispensing the substances from the nozzle, and a closure part movable by a control element, disposed outside of the nozzle, and configured to release the exit opening and close the exit opening, in the region of a closure part surface that faces the nozzle end. The closure part surface is delimited, in the movement direction of the closure part from the open position to the closed position, by a leading edge, in the leading direction. The closure part surface is disposed next to the nozzle and at a level upstream from the exit opening, with reference to the flow direction of the substances through the nozzle, in the open position. The closure part can be moved from the open position to the closed position by the control element, such that the leading edge of the closure part surface is moved past the free nozzle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ROBATECH AG
    Inventors: Beatus Ineichen, Martin Meier
  • Patent number: 9464610
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a system includes a gasification fuel injector. The gasification fuel injector includes a tip portion, an annular coolant chamber disposed in the tip portion, and a first structural support extending through the annular coolant chamber. The first structural support divides the annular coolant chamber into a first passage and a second passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Niraj Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 9334728
    Abstract: An oil well production analyzing system receives production fluid samples from the oil well according to an automated sampling schedule. The fluid samples are received within a degassing cylinder and separated into a liquid phase and a gas phase, with the liquid phase automatically transferred to a sampling cylinder for water cut analysis. Once the liquid phase has been transferred to the sampling cylinder, a piston within the degassing cylinder automatically evacuates all fluid from the cylinder in preparation of receiving a subsequent fluid sample from the oil well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: DWT Solutions, L.P.
    Inventor: Dan W Marshall
  • Patent number: 9314827
    Abstract: A method for applying a lubricant while rolling metallic rolled stock, e.g., a rolled strip guided through a roll gap between two work rolls, may include the following steps: producing a mixture of lubricant and a carrier gas in an atomization device; supplying the mixture to individual spray nozzles of an arrangement of spray nozzles, in order to produce a continuous overall spray jet in the direction of the width of the rolled strip; and applying the mixture by means of the overall spray jet to the surface of at least one of the work rolls and/or to the surface of the rolled strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Valentin Atalla, Jian Chen, Gernot Dirisamer, Manfred Eder, Kurt Haller, Konrad Krimpelstätter, Krzysztof Mazurowski
  • Patent number: 9275881
    Abstract: A liquid processing apparatus of the present disclosure includes a rotatable substrate holder that holds a wafer from above, and a top plate nozzle that supplies at least rinse liquid to the wafer and is provided in the rotation center of the substrate holder. The top plate nozzle is movably configured with the substrate holder in the top-bottom direction, and the rinse liquid is supplied to the wafer from the top plate nozzle while the top plate nozzle is spaced from the substrate holder. When the top plate nozzle approaches to the substrate holder, the rinse liquid is supplied to the lower surface of the substrate holder from the top plate nozzle to clean the lower surface of the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Shuichi Nagamine, Yusuke Hashimoto