With Means To Apply Electrical And/or Radiant Energy To Work And/or Coating Material Patents (Class 118/620)
  • Patent number: 11987004
    Abstract: A bioprinting system comprises: a) a printing module containing at least one printhead for printing transferable objects of biological interest and at least one target, b) a feed source for the printhead for printing objects of biological interest, c) an activation means for the transfer of the objects of biological interest to the target, d) a means for relative displacement of the printhead with respect to the target, e) a sterilizable sealed enclosure, characterized in that —the printing module is placed the sterilizable sealed enclosure —the activation means is located outside of the sterilizable sealed enclosure, —and the sterilizable sealed enclosure has a leaktight interaction zone with the activation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Poietis
    Inventors: Fabien Guillemot, Bertrand Viellerobe
  • Patent number: 11967489
    Abstract: A plasma source may include a plasma chamber, where the plasma chamber has a first side, defining a first plane and an extraction assembly, disposed adjacent to the side of the plasma chamber, where the extraction assembly includes at least two electrodes. A first electrode may be disposed immediately adjacent the side of the plasma chamber, wherein a second electrode defines a vertical displacement from the first electrode along a first direction, perpendicular to the first plane, wherein the first electrode comprises a first aperture, and the second electrode comprises a second aperture. The first aperture may define a lateral displacement from the second aperture along a second direction, parallel to the first plane, wherein the vertical displacement and the lateral displacement define a non-zero angle of inclination with respect to a perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Kurunczi, Morgan Evans, Joseph C. Olson
  • Patent number: 11919150
    Abstract: A securement apparatus is provided that includes a robotic arm having a plurality of axes of rotation, one or more position cameras, a controller in communication with the robotic arm to control displacement and articulation of the robotic arm using at least in part, position data received from the one or more position cameras, a mirror gripper positioned at a first end of the robotic arm for engaging a mirror, and an air knife having one or more nozzles for providing an air sheet of forceful air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Muth Mirror Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jared L. Foland, Nicholas W. Schmoldt, Jacob A. Klauck
  • Patent number: 11888082
    Abstract: A system for wafer processing, includes: a frame comprising a frame opening; and a membrane configured to couple to the frame and to cover at least a part of the frame opening, the membrane comprising a membrane opening, wherein the membrane opening has a membrane opening area that is equal to or less than a frame opening area of the frame opening; wherein the membrane is configured for coupling with the wafer, wherein when the wafer is coupled with the membrane, the wafer covers the membrane opening, and wherein the membrane is configured to maintain the wafer at a certain position with respect to the frame; and wherein the membrane opening area is less than a total area of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dual Helios Semiconductor Equipment Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Chung-Lai Lei
  • Patent number: 11878471
    Abstract: A magnetic powder dispensing structure for tablet printing comprises a powder collecting device, a printing device, a guide rod device and a printing platform, the powder collecting device comprises a powder collecting box, a powder feeding device, a plurality of stirring rods, a plurality of rocker arms, a pressing rod, a driving motor and a first electromagnetic attraction device; the printing device comprises a second electromagnetic attraction device. The printing device and the powder collecting device are capable of moving laterally through the guide rod device, and capable of being magnetically attracted with each other or detached from each other by energizing or de-energizing the first electromagnetic attraction device and the second electromagnetic attraction device, thereby the powder collecting device can be driven when dispensing powder, and the printing device is capable of operating independently during printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TAIWAN MERCURY MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Chia Tsai, Yu-Hsien Hu, Chao-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 11858199
    Abstract: In vat polymerization printer, light is projected from a digital light processing (DLP) light source towards an opening in a tank containing photo-curable liquid resin. A mask is used to filter the light from the DLP light source, the mask having pixels configurable to be individually transparent or opaque to portions of the light from the DLP light source. In a build area of the tank, the filtered light is used to cure the photo-curable liquid resin so as to form a layer of a partially formed object. The operation of the DLP light source is synchronized with the operation of the mask, such that light from the DLP light source with high intensity is transmitted through the transparent pixels of mask and light from DLP light source with low intensity is blocked by the opaque pixels of mask. The mask may enhance the resolution of DLP light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NEXA3D INC.
    Inventor: Izhar Medalsy
  • Patent number: 11833666
    Abstract: A method for assembling an operating member and an adapting member by a robot is provided. According to the method, the operating member is moved to the adapting member in an assembly direction until the operating member reaches the adapting member. A moving mode for adjusting the operating member is determined, in which the moving mode includes one or both of a moving-in-plane mode and a posture-adjusting mode. The operating member is moved in the determined moving mode and applied a force continuously in the assembly direction during movement. It is determined whether a preset condition for a completion of the assembling of the operating member and the adapting member is satisfied. And the movement of the operating member in the determined moving mode is stopped or the applied force is stopped when it is determined that the preset condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: SHANGHAI FLEXIV ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., FLEXIV LTD.
    Inventors: Feijian Ni, Shuyun Chung
  • Patent number: 11833758
    Abstract: In an example implementation, a method of submitting 3D object models to a 3D printing system includes receiving a digital object model as a triangle mesh, and integerizing floating-point X, Y, Z, coordinate values of triangle vertices that define triangles of the triangle mesh. The method includes storing the digital object model in a 3D print file as an integerized triangle mesh comprising the integerized X, Y, Z, coordinate values, and then submitting the 3D print file with the integerized triangle mesh to the 3D printing system to produce the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jordi Roca Vila, Sergio Gonzalez Martin, Jordi Sanroma Garrit
  • Patent number: 11814731
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a semiconductor fabrication tool is provided. The semiconductor fabrication tool includes a first processing zone having a first ambient environment and a second processing zone having a second ambient environment disposed at different location inside a processing chamber. A first exhaust port and a second exhaust port are disposed in the first and second processing zones, respectively. A first exhaust pipe couples the first exhaust port to a first individual exhaust output. A second exhaust pipe couples the second exhaust port to a second individual exhaust output, where the second exhaust pipe is separate from the first exhaust pipe. A first adjustable fluid control element controls the first ambient environment. A second adjustable fluid control element controls the second ambient environment, where the first adjustable fluid control element and the second adjustable fluid control element are independently adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiao-Chun Hsu, Chih-Ming Chen, Chung-Yi Yu, Sheng-Hsun Lu
  • Patent number: 11660675
    Abstract: Cover assemblies for machines are disclosed, as well as machines and methods for producing three-dimensional components by selectively solidifying a material by a beam acting on the material, including a build cylinder cover that sealingly closes an opening of the build cylinder for changing of the build cylinder, and including a process chamber cover associated with the build cylinder cover, which are detachably connected to one another via an interface, wherein the build cylinder cover and the process chamber cover are formed as a single handling unit for changing the build cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: TRUMPF Laser-und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Huber, Markus Pieger, Björn Ullmann
  • Patent number: 11648729
    Abstract: A method for treating additive manufacturing powder particles is provided. The method includes exposing the additive manufacturing powder particles to plasma radiation, where the plasma radiation forms functional groups, on surfaces of the additive manufacturing powder particles, having molecular bonds that vibrate in response to irradiation by laser energy of an additive manufacturing process, and moving the additive manufacturing powder particles to expose the additive manufacturing powder particles to the plasma radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Nishant Kumar Sinha, Om Prakash
  • Patent number: 11611267
    Abstract: An exemplary apparatus for impregnating varnish into stator coils of a hairpin winding type stator includes a supporting frame vertically installed on a base frame, a tilting bracket installed upper end portion of the supporting frame to be capable of tilting, a rotary bracket installed on the tilting bracket to be rotatable along a circumferential direction, core chucking members installed on the rotary bracket, inserted into a plurality of bolt engagement hole provided in the stator core, and fixing the stator core to the rotary bracket, a first varnish application unit movably installed on the base frame, and configured to apply the varnish to interior and exterior sides of a crown portion of the stator coils, and a second varnish application unit movably installed on the base frame, and configured to apply the varnish to interior and exterior sides of the welding portion of the stator coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jongho Shin, Seongjun Park
  • Patent number: 11551931
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes (A) supplying to the substrate a first processing liquid containing a removing agent for deposit, a solvent having a boiling point lower than that of the removing agent and a thickener, (B), after (A), supplying to the substrate a second processing liquid containing an organic polymer to be a gas diffusion barrier film, (C), after (B), heating the substrate at a predetermined temperature equal to or higher than the boiling point of the solvent and lower than the boiling point of the removing agent to promote evaporation of the solvent and reaction between the deposit and the removing agent, and (D), after (C), supplying a rinsing liquid to the substrate to remove the deposit from the substrate. The gas diffusion barrier film prevents a gaseous reactive product generated by the reaction in (C) from diffusing around the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Kagawa, Takayuki Toshima
  • Patent number: 11504905
    Abstract: A method of making a three-dimensional object (11) from a light polymerizable dual cure resin (16), includes the steps of: (a) producing a green intermediate object by light polymerization of the resin in a stereolithography process (e.g., continuous liquid interface production); (i) the object comprising a body portion and a circumferential boundary portion (12) included in at least part of the body portion i (ii) the stereolithography process including overexposing the boundary portion (as compared to the exposure of the body portion) with light; (b) cleaning the intermediate object; and then (c) baking the object to produce the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Laaker, Leah Marie Heist, Bob E. Feller
  • Patent number: 11383545
    Abstract: A system and method for applying an overcoat to a printed image on a substrate generally includes a radiative source that transmits electromagnetic radiation within a predefined wavelength range to the printed image on the substrate to be absorbed by the printed image and heat the printed image to a predetermined temperature range, a depositing device that deposits an overcoating powder onto the heated printed image, the overcoating powder having a melting point within the predetermined range such that upon deposition thereof, the overcoating powder adheres and/or melts onto the heated printed image, and a residual powder removing device that removes any residual overcoating powder not adhered to the printed image or the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Eliud Robles Flores, Charles T. Facchini, Pedro Pagan
  • Patent number: 11331682
    Abstract: Provided is a visual insulating spray lance for live working. A liquid guide tube and an air tube in a hollow operating rod are communicated with an inlet end of a spray nozzle; the operating rod is connected to a connecting rod and a display respectively through a fastener; a video optical transceiver fixedly arranged on the connecting rod is connected to the display through an optical fiber; the optical fiber is connected to an optical receiver, the optical receiver is connected to a chip for a video signal processor, the chip for a video signal processor is connected to a power divider having two output interfaces respectively connected to a display screen and a 4G communication module; a battery is connected to the optical receiver, the chip for a video signal processor, the power divider, the display screen, the 4G communication module, and a global positioning system (GPS) module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HENAN HENG'AN POWER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ping'an Zhang, Yu Wang, Dabo Guo, Jianfei Wang, Pin Liu, Yong Wang, Chaofei Wang, Yuezhi Liu, Zhanxia Kou
  • Patent number: 11203798
    Abstract: A laser shock peening apparatus for the surface of a workpiece, said apparatus comprising a resonant cavity. When said apparatus is used to conduct laser shock peening, because of the presence of the resonant cavity, shock waves that would typically escape outward may instead be utilized, and composite shock waves may be formed as a result of the wave reflection and convergence effects of the resonant cavity. Said waves can then be used on the surface of a workpiece twice or multiple times, thereby greatly increasing energy utilization rates. In addition, a fluid-based confinement layer is limited to the inside of the resonant cavity and has a fixed shape, thereby effectively solving the problems of the poor stability of a fluid-based confinement layer and the difficulty with controlling the thickness of such a confinement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventor: Wenwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11158489
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to control the phase of power sources for plasma process regions in a batch process chamber. A master exciter controls the phase of the power sources during the process sequence based on feedback from the match circuits of the respective plasma sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Tanaka, John C. Forster, Ran Liu, Kenichi Ohno, Ning Li, Mihaela Balseanu, Keiichi Tanaka, Li-Qun Xia
  • Patent number: 11142012
    Abstract: A printing apparatus, such as a large-scale ink jet printer, includes two removable, interchangeable dryer modules, which may be operated separately or in series. Each dryer module permits a sheet or web to pass therethrough in a process direction. Each dryer module includes a lamp mount, suitable for holding one or more heating or curing lamps, the lamp mount being slidably disposed within the module for easy access to the lamps. Each dryer module defines a top portion suitable for maintaining an airflow above the lamp mount, and a bottom portion suitable for maintaining an airflow below the lamp mount. A plate having a pattern of openings therein enables an airflow through the lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Gilles DiDomenico
  • Patent number: 11141753
    Abstract: A coating system (1) is provided which includes an ultrasonic sprayer (3) capable of spraying a coating fluid onto a target surface (5). A convective or infrared heater (21) is associated with the sprayer and is operable to heat the spray (23) produced by the sprayer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
    Inventors: Duarte Rui Sousa, Nabeel Hussain
  • Patent number: 11029596
    Abstract: The present application relates to a film mask comprising: a transparent substrate; a darkened light-shielding pattern layer provided on the transparent substrate; and an embossed pattern part provided on a surface of the transparent substrate, which is provided with the darkened light-shielding pattern layer, a method for manufacturing the same, a method for forming a pattern by using the same, and a pattern formed by using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Young Hwang, Han Min Seo, Nam Seok Bae, Seung Heon Lee, Dong Hyun Oh, Jungsun You
  • Patent number: 11008652
    Abstract: A system may include a reactor vessel comprising an outer wall, a heat source thermally coupled to the reactor vessel, at least one reactor inlet in the outer wall, and at least one reactor outlet. The reactor vessel may be configured to house a porous preform in a radially central core region. The at least one reactor inlet may be configured to introduce a precursor gas to the reactor vessel to produce swirling flow of the precursor gas around the radially central core region of the reactor vessel. The at least one reactor outlet may be configured to remove exhaust gas from the reactor vessel and assist in maintaining a dynamic pressure of the reactor vessel greater than a pressure in the porous preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Chong M. Cha, David Liliedahl, Richard W. Kidd, Ross Galligher, Nicholas Doan
  • Patent number: 10982326
    Abstract: A chamber lid assembly includes: a central channel having an upper portion and a lower portion and extending along a central axis; a housing at least partially defining a first and a second annular channel, each fluidly coupled to the central channel; a first plurality of apertures disposed along a horizontal plane through the housing to provide a multi-aperture inlet between the first annular channel and the central channel; a second plurality of apertures disposed along a horizontal plane through the housing to provide a multi-aperture inlet between the second annular channel and the central channel, wherein the first and the second plurality of apertures are angled differently with respect to the central axis so as to induce opposing rotational flow of gases about the central axis; and a tapered bottom surface extending from the lower portion of the central channel to a peripheral portion of the chamber lid assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Dien-Yeh Wu, Paul Ma, Guodan Wei, Chun-Teh Kao
  • Patent number: 10978293
    Abstract: Disclosed is an oxide film formation method that includes supplying an ozone gas having an ozone concentration of 20 to 100 vol %, an unsaturated hydrocarbon gas and a raw material gas to a workpiece (7) placed in a pressure-reduced treatment furnace (5), whereby an oxide film is formed on a surface of the workpiece (7) by a chemical vapor deposition process. An example of the unsaturated hydrocarbon gas is an ethylene gas. An example of the raw material gas is a TEOS gas. The flow rate of the ozone gas is preferably set equal to or more than twice the total flow rate of the unsaturated hydrocarbon gas and the raw material gas. By this oxide film formation method, the oxide film is formed on the workpiece (7) at a high deposition rate even under low-temperature conditions of 200° C. or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Kameda, Toshinori Miura
  • Patent number: 10967578
    Abstract: Methods and systems of and for using volumetric display technology including volumetric display technology to create three-dimensional objects for various industries, including, but not limited to solar, automotive and/or other technological areas that use 3D printing or additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel S. Clark
  • Patent number: 10876185
    Abstract: A laser shock peening apparatus for the surface of a workpiece, said apparatus comprising a resonant cavity. When said apparatus is used to conduct laser shock peening, because of the presence of the resonant cavity, shock waves that would typically escape outward may instead be utilized, and composite shock waves may be formed as a result of the wave reflection and convergence effects of the resonant cavity. Said waves can then be used on the surface of a workpiece twice or multiple times, thereby greatly increasing energy utilization rates. In addition, a fluid-based confinement layer is limited to the inside of the resonant cavity and has a fixed shape, thereby effectively solving the problems of the poor stability of a fluid-based confinement layer and the difficulty with controlling the thickness of such a confinement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventor: Wenwu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10761497
    Abstract: Techniques are described for improving dimensional accuracy, and more specifically z-axis or vertical dimensional accuracy in generating a 3 dimensional (3D) object comprising a plurality of formable layers. In one example, a height configuration parameter, such as a selected layer height, a print resolution, one or more tolerance values for certain layers or portions of a 3D object to be printed, etc., and a total object height, may be obtained. A first height corresponding to a subset of the plurality of formable layers may be selected based on the received height configuration parameter and the total object height. In some aspects, the first height may include a global layer height for the 3D object. The first height may be selected to optimize accuracy of the height configuration parameter or the total object height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Teddy leland Bennett, Gheorghe Marius Gheorghescu
  • Patent number: 10763082
    Abstract: A chamber of a plasma system includes a chamber wall defining a plasma processing area, a substrate supporter configured to support a substrate in the plasma processing area, and a liner located in the plasma processing area and separating the chamber wall from the plasma processing area. A liner for a plasma system and a method for installing a liner to a plasma system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Hsien Liao, Wen-Pao Tsai
  • Patent number: 10750837
    Abstract: A nail polish curing device with a light absorbing chamber is provided, including: a lower case, an upper case, a control module and a bottom plate. The lower case includes an enclosed wall and an opening on a side of the wall. A chamber is formed by the opening and the wall. The upper case is detachably mounted on the lower case. An upper opening and a recess that serves as a hidden handle are provided on the upper case. The control module is disposed on the upper case and is configured to activate UV light emitting diode module. Herein, a light absorbing layer is provided on the bottom plate and on each surface of the lower case in the chamber. The light absorbing layers are configured to completely absorb UV light emitted by the UV light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Kuo Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10734262
    Abstract: Systems and methods for substrate support in a millisecond anneal system are provided. In one example implementation, a millisecond anneal system includes a processing chamber having a wafer support plate. A plurality of support pins can extend from the wafer support plate. The support pins can be configured to support a substrate. At least one of the support pins can have a spherical surface profile to accommodate a varying angle of a substrate surface normal at the point of contact with the substrate. Other example aspects of the present disclosure are directed to methods for estimating, for instance, local contact stress at the point of contact with the support pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Mattson Technology, Inc., Beijing E-Town Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph Cibere
  • Patent number: 10668708
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for performing a three dimensional (3D) printing process. The method involves generating a primary light beam having a wavelength sufficient to initiate polymerization of a photoresin, and patterning the primary light beam into a patterned primary beam. The patterned primary beam may be directed toward an ultraviolet (UV) or visible light sensitive photoresin to initiate polymerization of select areas of the photoresin. The photoresin may be illuminated with a secondary light beam having a wavelength of about 765 nm to stimulate triplet oxygen into singlet oxygen, to thus control oxygen inhibition in additional areas bordering the select areas, to control polymerization inhibition in the additional areas bordering the select areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Hensleigh, Eric Duoss
  • Patent number: 10647059
    Abstract: According to one example, there is provided apparatus for generating a three-dimensional object. The apparatus comprises a build material distributor movable bi-directionally in a first axis to deposit successive layers of a build material on a support, and an agent distributor movable bi-directionally in a second axis different to the first axis to deliver an agent onto selected portions of successive layers of build material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fernando Juan Jover, Alejandro Manuel de Pena, Esteve Comas Cespedes, Edward Dale Davis
  • Patent number: 10556418
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including medium-encoded computer program products, for generating internal structures usable in additive manufacturing include: obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object to be created by a 3D printer; determining a first slice of the 3D model; and generating first slice data that represents a portion of an internal structure in the first slice of the 3D model of the object, the slice data being usable for fabricating the first slice of the object during a 3D printing process, wherein the portion of the internal structure (i) includes cell structures corresponding to a respective point of a plurality of points with corresponding locations within the interior region, wherein each of the cell structures include an empty space inside the cell structure and (ii) includes a determined quantity of the cell structures based on an analysis of the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Linas Bastian, Gregory David Meess
  • Patent number: 10543494
    Abstract: PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To evolve a spark discharge preventing effect of an electrostatic coating device. SOLUTION: One coating robot has an arm equipped with a plurality of electrostatic coating devices 100 close to each other and the plurality of the electrostatic coating devices 100 is connected in parallel with each other to one high-voltage generator 102. A hollow rotary shaft 108 driven by an air motor 104 is disposed with nine plate-shaped resistors 120 arranged circumferentially at intervals. The nine plate-shaped resistors 120 are connected in series and a high voltage is applied via the resistors 120 to a rotary atomization head 110. The rotary atomization head 110 is made of a semiconductive resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ransburg Industrial Finishing K.K.
    Inventors: Osamu Yoshida, Yoshiji Yokomizo, Naohiro Masuda
  • Patent number: 10457796
    Abstract: Provided are a polyamide resin composition and a molded article produced therefrom. The polyamide resin composition includes: a base resin including a polyamide resin having an intrinsic viscosity (IV) of about 0.9 dL/g or less and milled glass fibers; and carbon nanotube flakes having a size of about 1.0 mm to about 5.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Rae Kim, Ik Mo Kim, Chan Gyun Shin
  • Patent number: 10446997
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a terminal with an electric wire includes: forming a conductor exposed portion by removing a resin coating of an electric wire; forming a wire-terminal connection portion by connecting a terminal fitting to a position of the conductor exposed portion; supplying a sealing material made of ultraviolet-curing resin from a nozzle to form a sealing portion covering the wire-terminal connection portion; and curing the sealing material by irradiation with ultraviolet rays from a UV light. During curing of the sealing material, a reflector is used to allow the ultraviolet rays to be reflected toward the sealing material supplied to the wire-terminal connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Miyakawa, Tomonori Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10442134
    Abstract: A method is provided for maintaining resin in a system including a main feed tank and at least one vat, each of the at least one vats associated with a 3-D printing machine. The method includes the steps of: transferring resin from the main feed tank to the at least one vat; operating the associated 3-D printing machine in a build cycle; returning the resin from the at least one vat to the main feed tank; and repeating in a cycle the steps of transferring the resin, operating the 3-D printing machine, and returning the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Lynn Depalma, William Cosmo Murphy, Travis Sands
  • Patent number: 10415320
    Abstract: Earth-boring tools may include a body having blades protruding therefrom and at least one hardfacing pad secured to at least one blade. The at least one hardfacing pad may be located at least partially within a recess extending at least into the at least one blade body around a circumference of a gage region of the body and may include a plate, an abrasion-resistant material secured to the plate on a side of the plate opposite the body, and at least one spacer extending from the plate toward the body, such that the plate is spaced from the body by at least a thickness of the at least one spacer. A braze material may secure the at least one hardfacing pad to the at least one blade, the braze material extending around the at least one spacer and located between the plate and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventor: Michael T. Savage
  • Patent number: 10351928
    Abstract: A resistance annealing furnace for annealing a metal wire, strand, string, wire rod or strap having at least two electric axes, which are provided with respective pulleys for conveying the metal wire, and DC voltage generator means suppliable by an AC voltage source to generate an annealing voltage applied between the two electric axes. The DC voltage generator means has a first voltage rectifier stage connectable to the AC voltage source to generate an intermediate DC voltage, an active power filter, connected so as to compensate the current harmonics at the input of the first voltage rectifier stage, a pulse width modulator to transform the intermediate voltage into a first PWM voltage, a voltage transformer to transform the first PWM voltage into a corresponding second PWM voltage, and second voltage rectifier means to transform the second modulated PWM voltage into the annealing voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMP S.P.A. CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Artemio Affaticati, Roberto Conte
  • Patent number: 10344369
    Abstract: A structure for high temperature applications comprises a base structure which includes a ceramic composite material, and a coating of a metal-semimetal compound, a metal boride, a metal carbide and/or a metal nitride. Furthermore, a production method and a coating device produces structures which resist high temperature applications with higher process temperatures and difficult chemical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Steinwandel, Christian Wilhelmi, Franziska Uhlmann, Stefan Laure
  • Patent number: 10337103
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate processing apparatus including a tube having an inner space therein, a substrate supporting unit including a plurality of isolation plates configured to vertically stack a plurality of substrates thereon and divide a processing space, in which the plurality of substrates are processed, into a plurality of processing spaces in the tube, a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas to the plurality of substrates, and an exhaust unit disposed to face the gas supply unit to exhaust a gas inside the tube. A plurality of through-holes are defined in each of the isolation plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Jin Hyon, Sung Tae Je, Byoung Gyu Song, Yong Ki Kim, Kyoung Hun Kim, Chang Dol Kim, Yang Sik Shin, Jae Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10307822
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes a platform, a dispenser to dispense layers of feed material on the platform, and a fusing system to direct an energy beam to fuse at least a portion of the outermost layer of feed material. The fusing system includes an energy source to emit the energy beam, a deformable mirror to receive the energy beam and reflect the energy beam, wherein a shape of the deformable mirror defines at least in part an intensity profile of the energy beam on the outermost layer of feed material, an actuator coupled to the deformable mirror, and a controller coupled to the actuator and configured to cause the actuator to deform the shape of the deformable mirror to adjust the intensity profile of the energy beam on the outermost layer of feed material in accordance to a desired profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Hou T. Ng, Ron Naftali, Christopher G. Talbot
  • Patent number: 10218154
    Abstract: An apparatus for corona treatment, the apparatus including a corona treatment unit with an inlet side and an outlet side, wherein the unit includes one or more sets of transverse electrodes, at least one electrode in each set being connected to a high voltage source and at least one second electrode connected electrically to ground, wherein the second electrode connected to ground includes a rotatable roller. The apparatus is a through-flow apparatus adapted for corona treatment of material in sheets, and including at least one conveying table with a transverse direction and a longitudinal direction, where the at least one conveying table includes mechanical conveyor means. By such a solution is achieved an apparatus through which sheets of material can be conveyed and corona-treated without holding the material and pulling it through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TRESU A/S
    Inventor: Erik Gydesen
  • Patent number: 10192720
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus includes a processing chamber to be depressurized in a vacuum vessel with a sidewall made of a transparent or translucent dielectric material, a stage in the processing chamber to mount a wafer thereon, a coil disposed around an outer side of the sidewall and supplied with radio-frequency power for forming plasma above the stage in the processing chamber, a lamp disposed above the coil outside the vacuum vessel which radiates light onto the wafer, and a reflector disposed the coil and reflecting light to irradiate an inside of the processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Nobuya Miyoshi, Kazunori Shinoda, Kenji Maeda, Satoshi Sakai, Masaru Izawa
  • Patent number: 10190203
    Abstract: A device for processing a metal strip with a liquid coating material is disclosed. Above a coating tank filled with coating material, the device has a blower having an air outlet slot for blowing liquid parts of the coating off of the metal strip. Arranged above the blower is an electromagnetic stabilizer for stabilizing the metal strip by electromagnetic forces after the exiting of the coating tank and the blower. In order to design known devices for treating a metal strip to be more favorable in respect of energy and in order to increase the accessibility for an operating person, the stabilizer is arranged above the blower in such a way that the distance d between the line of action of the maximum force of the stabilizer on the metal strip and on the air outlet gap of the blower is limited to a range of 100-1200 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fontaine Engineering und Maschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Fontaine, Dominique Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10176973
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a method for abating compounds produced in semiconductor processes. The method includes energizing an abating agent, forming a composition by reacting the energized abating agent with gases exiting a vacuum processing chamber, and flowing the composition through a plurality of holes formed in a cooling plate. By cooling the composition with the cooling plate, damages on the downstream pump are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Cox, Rongping Wang, Brian T. West, Roger M. Johnson, Colin John Dickinson
  • Patent number: 10158262
    Abstract: A stator for an electric rotating machine includes an annular stator core, an outer cylinder fitted on a radially outer surface of the stator core, and a stator coil mounted on the stator core. The stator core is comprised of a plurality of stator core segments that are arranged in a circumferential direction of the stator core so as to adjoin one another in the circumferential direction. The stator coil is fixed to the stator core by a thermosetting resin that is set by induction-heating the stator core. Each of the stator core segments is formed by laminating a plurality of steel sheets in an axial direction of the stator core and fixing at least some of the steel sheets by staking. The number of staking portions formed in one of the steel sheets is different from the number of staking portions formed in another one of the steel sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Kudose, Atsushi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10154595
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical component includes providing an electrically insulating substrate having an outer surface, applying a coated structure on the outer surface and irradiating the coated structure with an electron beam to form an electrical conductor on the substrate. The irradiating may include heating the coating layer to melt the coating layer to form the electrical conductor. The coating layer may have a low binder concentration and a high metal concentration. The irradiating may include vaporizing substantially all the binder leaving a substantially pure metallic layer to form the electrical conductor. The coating layer may be irradiated until non-metallic material of the coating layer is completely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TE CONNECTIVITY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Soenke Sachs, Helge Schmidt, Michael Leidner, Eva Henschel, Dominique Freckmann, Marjorie Myers
  • Patent number: 10147623
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to pyrometry during thermal processing of semiconductor substrates. More specifically, embodiments of the invention relate to a pyrometry filter for a thermal process chamber. In certain embodiments, the pyrometry filter selectively filters selected wavelengths of energy to improve a pyrometer measurement. The pyrometry filter may have various geometries which may affect the functionality of the pyrometry filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Bruce E. Adams
  • Patent number: 10119108
    Abstract: A manufacturing assembly has at least a sterilizable chamber containing at least one of a three-dimensional printing device (additive manufacturing), a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) finishing head (subtractive manufacturing), a vacuum-forming unit, an injection-molding unit, a laser-cutting unit, a ultrasonic-welding unit, a robotic arman analysis device, a sampling device or a combination thereof. A plurality of individual sterilizable chambers may be aseptically connected into a network of sterilizable chambers that provides additional functionality for the manufacturing assembly. A sterilizable printer assembly may include at least one printing head, a printing platform, and a driving mechanism adapted to perform a movement of the at least one printing head relative to the printing platform along three degrees of freedom; a printer housing enclosing the printer assembly in a sterile manner, at least one aseptic connector fluidly connected to a corresponding one of the at least one printing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Maggiore