Radiant Heating Patents (Class 118/641)
  • Patent number: 10639721
    Abstract: Scanning Laser Epitaxy (SLE) is a layer-by-layer additive manufacturing process that allows for the fabrication of three-dimensional objects with specified microstructure through the controlled melting and re-solidification of a metal powders placed atop a base substrate. SLE can be used to repair single crystal (SX) turbine airfoils, for example, as well as the manufacture functionally graded turbine components. The SLE process is capable of creating equiaxed, directionally solidified, and SX structures. Real-time feedback control schemes based upon an offline model can be used both to create specified defect free microstructures and to improve the repeatability of the process. Control schemes can be used based upon temperature data feedback provided at high frame rate by a thermal imaging camera as well as a melt-pool viewing video microscope. A real-time control scheme can deliver the capability of creating engine ready net shape turbine components from raw powder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Suman Das, Rohan Bansal, Justin Gambone
  • Patent number: 10453712
    Abstract: A holding device includes: a plate-shaped base member defining a hole whose opening is formed at the lower face and extending toward an outer edge of the base member. A sheathed thermocouple is disposed in the hole. The hole has a first guide section that extends in a first direction, and a second guide section that extends in a second direction different from the first direction, through an intermediate guide section continuous with the first guide section, to a far end section of the hole, the sheathed thermocouple has an intermediate portion whose outer side surface is disposed closer to the opening with respect to the far end section of the hole. The outer side surface is in contact with an inner wall surface of the intermediate guide section. An end portion of the sheathed thermocouple is in contact with the far end section of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuchida, Tetsuo Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 10438795
    Abstract: A self-centering wafer carrier system for a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor includes a wafer carrier comprising an edge. The wafer carrier at least partially supports a wafer for CVD processing. A rotating tube comprises an edge that supports the wafer carrier during processing. An edge geometry of the wafer carrier and an edge geometry of the rotating tube being chosen to provide a coincident alignment of a central axis of the wafer carrier and a rotation axis of the rotating tube during process at a desired process temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Veeco Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Krishnan, Alexander I. Gurary, Chenghung Paul Chang, Earl Marcelo
  • Patent number: 10029942
    Abstract: A UVLED apparatus and a related method provide increased UVLED intensity to promote efficient curing of a coated glass fiber. The apparatus employs a plurality of UVLED sources, each UVLED source emitting an oscillating output of ultraviolet radiation. Typically, at least two of the UVLED sources have oscillating outputs of ultraviolet radiation that are out of phase with one another. During curing, an incompletely cured coating on a glass fiber absorbs electromagnetic radiation emitted from the UVLED sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventor: Bob J. Overton
  • Patent number: 9953850
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-Kwang Yang, Sung-Tae Je, Byoung-Gyu Song, Yong-Ki Kim, Kyong-Hun Kim, Yang-Sik Shin
  • Patent number: 9743478
    Abstract: A light intensity adjustable ultraviolet device for curing an optical fiber coating includes a cylindrical mounting base; a UVLED light source module mounted along a peripheral direction and an axial direction in an inner cavity of the cylindrical mounting base; a cylindrical focusing lens configured in front of a light emitting surface of the UVLED light source module, so that ultraviolet light emitted by the UVLED light source module is focused on a curing axis; and an ultraviolet sensor mounted in the inner cavity of the cylindrical mounting base, wherein the ultraviolet sensor is connected to a UVLED power supply control module via an ultraviolet intensity signal processing module; the UVLED power supply control module is connected to the UVLED light source module, so that an optical fiber drawing speed and an ultraviolet intensity form a control closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: YANGTZE OPTICAL FIBRE AND CABLE JOINT STOCK LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Zheng Yue, Songtao Lu, Qinguo He, Ke Wang
  • Patent number: 9555452
    Abstract: A substrate treatment method is provided, which includes a liquid film retaining step of retaining a liquid film of a treatment liquid on a major surface of a substrate, and a heater heating step of locating a heater in opposed relation to the major surface of the substrate to heat the treatment liquid film by the heater in the liquid film retaining step, wherein an output of the heater is changed from a previous output level in the heater heating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sei Negoro, Yasuhiko Nagai, Keiji Iwata
  • Patent number: 9327451
    Abstract: This process for manufacturing an object by solidifying a powder (P) includes steps of: a) depositing a powder layer (P) on a working zone (Z); b) compacting this layer; c) solidifying a first zone (7) of the compacted layer using a laser; d) solidifying at least one second zone (11, 12, 13) of the compact layer, this second zone (11, 12, 13) making contact with the zone (7) solidified in step c), under solidifying conditions chosen so that this second solidified zone (11, 12, 13) is less strong than the first solidified zone (7); e) repeating steps a) to d) until the object (1) is obtained; and f), after step e) and when the object (1) is finished, removing the second zones (11, 12) with respect to the first zones (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: PHENIX SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Patrick Teulet
  • Patent number: 9152119
    Abstract: A cooling device includes: a cooling roller that cools down a sheet-like member by coming into contact with the sheet-like member; a belt member that is rotatably extended by a plurality of extending members, presses the sheet-like member against the cooling roller, and holds and carries the sheet-like member; and a driving roller that serves as one of the plurality of extending members and drives to rotate the belt member, wherein the driving roller is axially divided into a plurality of rollers and each of the plurality of rollers has a crown-like shape whose outer diameter continuously becomes larger from both end parts to a center part in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Takai, Yutaka Shoji
  • Publication number: 20150140230
    Abstract: A machine tool arranged to deliver an energy source through a processing head onto a work-piece, wherein; the machine-tool has a clamping mechanism arranged to temporarily receive the processing-head, or another machining or processing-head, to process a work-piece; the processing-head comprising one or more guiding mechanisms arranged to direct the energy source onto a work-piece and a processing-head docking-manifold arranged to have connected thereto one or more media to be, in use, supplied to the processing-head to facilitate processing of the work-piece; wherein the processing-head docking-manifold allows the one or more media to be supplied to the processing-head when the processing-head is connected to the clamping mechanism; and wherein the machine-tool also comprises at least one mechanism arranged to move a supply docking-manifold into and/or out of connection with the processing-head docking-manifold such that when the two manifolds are connected the or each media is supplied to the processing
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jason B. Jones, Peter Coates
  • Publication number: 20150125621
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to processes of preparing coated carrier particles by means of plasma activation and apparatus for use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joo T. Chung, Bernard A. Kelly, Brian S. Giannetto, Chieh-Min Cheng, Thomas C. Dombroski
  • Patent number: 8993983
    Abstract: Nail gel curing devices emitting ultraviolet light, as well as methods of their making and use are disclosed. The devices are useful for curing, inter alia, acrylic compositions, more particularly, acrylic nail gel compositions, and typically employ ultraviolet and/or visible light emitting diodes (“LED”) to cure such ultraviolet and/or visible light curable nail gel resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nail Alliance LLC
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Li, Kuo-Chang Cheng, Ya-Wen Wu, Pei-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 8986453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for coating substrates having a process chamber (1) disposed in a reactor housing and a two-part, substantially cup-shaped susceptor (2, 3) disposed therein, forming an upper susceptor part (2) with the cup floor thereof having a flat plate (2?) and a lower susceptor part (3) with the cup side walls thereof, the outer side (4) of the plate (2?) of the upper susceptor part (2) facing upwards toward the process chamber (1) and forming a contact surface for at least one substrate, the upper susceptor part (2) contacting a front edge (3?) of the lower susceptor part (3) at the edge of said upper susceptor part (2), the lower susceptor part (3) being supported by a susceptor carrier (6), and heating zones (A, B, C) for heating the upper susceptor part (2) being disposed below the plate (2?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aixtron Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Käppeler, Adam Boyd, Victor Saywell, Jan Mulder, Olivier Feron
  • Patent number: 8967077
    Abstract: A system and method for photo-grafting a coating polymer onto the surface of a medical device are provided. The system comprises a plurality of stations including a novel grafting station. The system and method of the invention are both time- and resource-efficient. The system includes several stations, each station including a dipping tank. The system allows for the automated, semi-automated, or manual dipping of medical devices into the dipping tanks in a specified order, as desired, wherein at least one of the stations is a grafting station for photo-grafting the coating polymer onto the surface of the medical device. The system is modular, which allows for modification of the process as required, depending on the needs of the user. The system may comprise stations for incorporating an antimicrobial agent into the coating, and/or for rendering the coating lubricious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covalon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Abbasian, Pamela Chan, Valerio DiTizio, Vyacheslav Dudnyk, Zhaopeng Li, Said Loloie, Natali Yakeemovich, Frank DiCosmo
  • Patent number: 8967075
    Abstract: When the coating object area is positioned on the suction table, the film is stopped and is mounted on the suction table, and is further provided with tension in the longitudinal direction to eliminate slacks or the like, but, curl is caused in the both side end regions in the coating object area. Therefore, the coating object area is mounted on the suction table, and at the same time, the curl correction bars disposed on the both sides of the suction table are moved to the curled portions of the coating object area, and then the curled portions are pressed against the suction surface of the suction table to thereby perform the curl correction. Further, in the coating process with the UV-curing coating material, the UV light from the UV light source formed integrally with the coating head is applied to cure the material. In the vacuum suction section, as the destination, the bubbles or the like in the coating head are sucked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Miyamoto, Toshiharu Kishimura, Hitoshi Manabe, Katsuyoshi Watanabe, Naoki Watase, Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8960123
    Abstract: Disclosed are coating apparatus including flow coating and roll-coating that may be used for uniform sol-gel coating of substrates such as glass, solar panels, windows or part of an electronic display. Also disclosed are methods for substrate preparation, flow coating and roll coating. Lastly systems and methods for skin curing sol-gel coatings deposited onto the surface of glass substrates using a high temperature air-knife are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Enki Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenor L. Brophy, Sina Maghsoodi, Patrick J. Neyman, Peter R. Gonsalves, Jeffrey G. Hirsch, Yu S. Yang
  • Publication number: 20150047201
    Abstract: A fabrication method is provided for use in making a component. The fabrication method may include generating a laser beam at a first orientation relative to a wear surface of the component to produce a first laser beam spot having a first characteristic, and feeding a cladding material into the first laser beam spot to produce a cladding layer on the wear surface. The fabrication method may also include generating a laser beam at a second orientation relative to the wear surface of the component to produce a second laser beam spot having a second characteristic, and moving the second laser beam spot along the cladding layer to substantially flatten the cladding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas STEINMETZ, Daniel Joseph SORDELET, Douglas Trent WEAVER, Thierry A. MARCHIONE
  • Publication number: 20150044387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a powder-coating apparatus for coating objects, comprising an application device which is designed to apply powder coating to regions of the object that are to be coated; and comprising an irradiation device which has at least one electromagnetic radiation source, which is designed to direct electromagnetic radiation onto areas of the object that are to be coated with powder coating and which is designed to thus cross-link the powder coating onto the coated regions. The present invention further relates to a powder-coating method for coating objects by means of a powder-coating apparatus according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Klonczynski, Jens Koenig, Thomas Kretschmar, Sonja Dudziak
  • Publication number: 20150030871
    Abstract: A functionally graded thermal barrier coating (30) formed as a plurality of layers (34, 36 . . . 44, 46) of materials deposited by a powder deposition process wherein the composition of the various layers changes across a thickness of the coating. A composition gradient may exist within a single layer (58) due to the buoyancy of ceramic particles (62) within a melt pool (56) of bond coat material (64). The powder deposition process includes powdered flux material (20) which melts to form a protective layer of slag (28) during the deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald J. Bruck, Ahmed Kamel
  • Publication number: 20150030787
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laser depositioning device with a machine bed, onto the surface of which can be deposited a powder material, using at least one first laser for layer by layer melting of the powder material, characterized in that at least one second laser is provided to melt on the powder material layer by layer, with the second laser having a higher power than the first laser, as well as to a method for producing a component provided with a supporting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Carsten CLEMEN
  • Publication number: 20150017341
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement are disclosed for producing an electrically conductive pattern on a surface. Electrically conductive solid particles are transferred onto an area of predetermined form on a surface of a substrate. The electrically conductive solid particles are heated to a temperature that is higher than a characteristic melting point of the electrically conductive solid particles, thus creating a melt. The melt is pressed against the substrate in a nip, wherein a surface temperature of a portion of the nip that comes against the melt is lower than said characteristic melting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Petri Sirviö, Juha Maijala
  • Publication number: 20150017805
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a wafer is disclosed that includes a wafer support and a processing base. The wafer support is configured to support a wafer in a processing position, and to rotate the wafer about a first substantially vertical axis while in the processing position. The processing base includes a shallow dish configured to receive processing chemistry. The wafer support places the wafer in contact with the processing chemistry while in the processing position. The shallow dish is rotatable about a second substantially vertical axis when the wafer support is in the processing position. The rotation of the wafer is independent of the rotation of the shallow dish. Further, the processing base may include a heating element, such as an infrared heating element, that is disposed to locally elevate the temperature of of the shallow dish and chemistry contained in it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Raymon F. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8920562
    Abstract: An object is to improve use efficiency of an evaporation material, to reduce manufacturing cost of a light-emitting device, and to reduce manufacturing time needed for a light-emitting device including a layer containing an organic compound. The pressure of a film formation chamber is reduced, a plate is rapidly heated by heat conduction or heat radiation by using a heat source, a material layer on a plate is vaporized in a short time to be evaporated to a substrate on which the material layer is to be formed (formation substrate), and then the material layer is formed on the formation substrate. The area of the plate that is heated rapidly is set to have the same size as the formation substrate and film formation on the formation substrate is completed by one application of heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Tomoya Aoyama, Takahiro Ibe, Yoshiharu Hirakata, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20140366805
    Abstract: A system or apparatus for forming a conductive pattern on a substrate (208) includes a thermal imaging head (220) that forms an image pattern on the substrate. A functional material (240) spraying element (224) applies a functional material on the substrate which bonds with the image pattern. The spraying element is integrated in the thermal imaging head. An electro-less deposition element is applied using the electro-less deposition element on the substrate to enhance the functionality of the final product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Israel Schuster
  • Publication number: 20140363585
    Abstract: A machine, which is usable for additive manufacturing by sintering or melting of powder using an energy beam acting on a powder layer in a working zone, includes a device for producing a layer of the powder. The device includes a storage apparatus for storing the powder, a distributor for distributing the powder, a feeder for transferring the powder from the storage apparatus to the distributor, and a dose controller for controlling a quantity of the powder transferred from the storage apparatus to the distributor. The distributor travels over the working zone in order to distribute the powder in a layer having a final thickness adapted to the additive manufacturing. The storage apparatus is located above the working zone such that the feeder utilizes gravity. The feeder and the dose controller are movable with the distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Frédéric Pialot, Gilles Walrand, Pierre Wiel
  • Patent number: 8901012
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a substrate stage, a transfer unit, and a control unit. A substrate is settable on the substrate stage. The transfer unit is configured to transfer a pattern having an uneven configuration onto a major surface of the substrate by attachably and removably holding a template. The pattern is provided in the transfer surface. The control unit is configured to acquire information relating to a number of foreign objects on the major surface prior to the transferring of the pattern. The control unit adds the number for a plurality of the substrates including the pattern transferred by the transfer unit. The control unit causes the transfer unit not to implement the transferring of the pattern in the case where the sum has reached the upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masayuki Hatano, Hiroshi Tokue
  • Patent number: 8888916
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and method for improving gas distribution during thermal processing. One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus for processing a substrate comprising a chamber body defining a processing volume, a substrate support disposed in the processing volume, wherein the substrate support is configured to support and rotate the substrate, a gas inlet assembly coupled to an inlet of the chamber body and configured to provide a first gas flow to the processing volume, and an exhaust assembly coupled to an outlet of the chamber body, wherein the gas inlet assembly and the exhaust assembly are disposed on opposite sides of the chamber body, and the exhaust assembly defines an exhaust volume configured to extend the processing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Kuei (Michael) Tseng, Norman L. Tam, Yoshitaka Yokota, Agus S. Tjandra, Robert Navasca, Mehran Behdjat, Sundar Ramamurthy, Kedarnath Sangam, Alexander N. Lerner
  • Patent number: 8887741
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid processing apparatus which performs a liquid processing by supplying a chemical liquid from a chemical liquid supplying unit to substrate rotating around a vertical axis, and includes a cover member arranged at an upper surface of substrate to oppose the substrate and have a space therebetween is provided with a gas supplying port, and gas is supplied from gas supplying port toward the space. The gas is discharged from the space through a gap between protrusion at the circumferential edge of cover member protruding downward and the substrate. In addition, lamp heater heating the circumferential edge of substrate is arranged in the space along the circumferential direction of substrate, the chemical liquid supplied from a chemical liquid supplying unit is supplied to a position closer to the circumferential edge side than a position at which lamp heater is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Jiro Higashijima, Yoshifumi Amano
  • Publication number: 20140335699
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to application of a fluid to a substrate. The fluid is locally heated, for example, to obtain a desired thickness profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Karl Pilch, Hans Leitner, Michael Kalin
  • Publication number: 20140331927
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a plurality of chuck pins and a heat source. The chuck pin includes a conductive member made of a material containing carbon, and a pin cover that covers the conductive member. The conductive member includes a gripping portion softer than the substrate, the gripping portion to be pressed onto a peripheral edge portion of the substrate, and protrudes outward from an outer peripheral edge of the substrate in a plan view in a state where the gripping portion is pressed onto the peripheral edge portion of the substrate. The pin cover covers, in a plan view, the entire region of a part of the conductive member protruding outward from the outer peripheral edge of the substrate in a plan view in a state where the gripping portion is pressed onto the peripheral edge portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: DAINIPPON SCREEN MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi NAKANO, Kurumi YAGI
  • Publication number: 20140329028
    Abstract: A UV forming apparatus and method for roll to roll alignment is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an unrolling mechanism (101), a coating mechanism (102), a UV forming mechanism (100), a stripping mechanism (107) and a withdraw roll mechanism (110); wherein the apparatus further comprises an adjusting alignment mechanism (10) comprising a flat mold supporting apparatus (116) and an alignment probe (108), the flat mold supporting apparatus (116) is capable of adjusting the position of the flat mold at three degrees of freedom including horizontal, vertical, and angle; the mold (112) is disposed on the flat mold supporting apparatus, the UV forming mechanism (100) and the adjusting alignment mechanism (10) are fixed to the forming apparatus. The present disclosure eliminates the influence of the cumulative error and the bubbles to patterns in the alignment procedure during production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Ying Gu, Yulong Gao, Zheng Cui
  • Publication number: 20140314964
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a method and apparatus for forming a three-dimensional article through successive fusion of parts of at least one layer of a powder bed provided on a work table in an additive manufacturing machine, which parts corresponds to successive cross sections of the three-dimensional article. The method comprises the steps of: applying a layer of predetermined thickness of powder particles on the work table, applying a coating on at least a portion of the powder particles, which coating is at least partially covering the powder particles, and fusing the powder particles on the work table with an electron beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ARCAM AB
    Inventor: Ulf Ackelid
  • Publication number: 20140295095
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the continuous powder coating of a non-conductive profile produced in a continuous forming process, such as pultrusion or extrusion, such that the profile is powder coated while on the profile forming machine and before the subject segment of the continuous profile is severed from the continuous profile on the forming machine (i.e. in-line).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Langlois, Jeffrey Sugar, Gary Sugar
  • Publication number: 20140272030
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The energy modulation agent has a normal predominant emission of radiation in a first wavelength range outside of a second wavelength range (WR2) known to produce the change, but under exposure to the applied initiation energy produces the change. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC.
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, JR., Zakaryae Fathi, Harold Walder, Wayne F. Beyer, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140248438
    Abstract: A method of coating molded metals includes cleaning a molded metal, coating the molded metal with a coating, and curing the coated molded metal. The coating includes monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and acrylic oligomers. A molded metal coating application system includes a conveyor configured to transport a molded metal. A cleaning stage is configured to clean the molded metal. A coating stage is configured to deposit a coating on the molded metal. A curing stage is configured to cure the deposited coating on the molded metal. The coating includes monofunctional monomers, multifunctional monomers, and acrylic oligomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Danliang Jin, Robert J. Petcavich
  • Publication number: 20140242779
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device manufacturing method includes: bonding a first wafer and a second wafer to each other, to form a stack; rubbing a film attached with a fill material in a thin-film shape into a gap located between a bevel of the first wafer and a bevel of the second wafer, to fill the gap with the fill material; and thinning the first wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenro NAKAMURA, Mitsuyoshi ENDO, Kazuyuki HIGASHI, Takashi SHIRONO
  • Publication number: 20140234551
    Abstract: A process and apparatus are disclosed for the deposition of a layer of a first material onto a substrate of a second material. Powder particles of the first material are entrained into a carrier gas flow to form a powder beam directed to impinge on the substrate. This defines a powder beam footprint region at the substrate. The powder beam and the substrate are moved relative to each other to move the powder beam footprint relative to the substrate, thereby to deposit the layer of the first material. A laser is operated to cause direct, local heating of at least one of a forward substrate region and a powder beam footprint region. The laser beam direction is defined with reference to a plane coincident with or tangential to a surface of the substrate at the centre of the laser beam footprint in terms of an elevation angle from the plane to the laser beam direction and in terms of an acute azimuthal angle from the movement direction to the laser beam direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Sparkes, William O'Neill, Andrew Cockburn, Rocco Lupoi, Matthew Bray
  • Patent number: 8807076
    Abstract: This invention discloses apparatus for processing one or more of a Lens Precursor, a Lens Precursor Form and an ophthalmic Lens. The apparatus provides for vapor phase processing of the subject Lens Precursor, a Lens Precursor Form and an ophthalmic Lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Enns, Michael F. Widman, Joe M. Wood, P. Mark Powell, Ture Kindt-Larsen
  • Publication number: 20140227459
    Abstract: A method for treating a carbonaceous material comprising heating a carbonaceous material to form a mixture of the carbonaceous material and a tar; cooling the mixture of the carbonaceous material and the tar; and coating a surface of the carbonaceous material with the tar to form a tar-coated carbonaceous material, and a system related thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Annavarapu Vijay Bharat Sastri, Richard Anthony DePuy, Sudharsanam Krishnamachari, Vijayalakshmi Shah, Ankur Verma
  • Patent number: 8800480
    Abstract: A laser cladding device for applying a coating to a part comprising a laser which can generate laser light, which is adapted to heat the coating and the part, a main body defining a laser light channel adapted to transmit the laser light to the part, a coating channel adapted to transmit the coating to the part, and a vacuum channel and a nozzle having an exit. The nozzle comprises a delivery port at one end of the laser light channel, a coating port at one end of the coating channel, and a vacuum port at one end of the vacuum channel, wherein the vacuum port is positioned generally adjacent the delivery port In operation the vacuum port draws a vacuum, pulling the coating towards the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Peter Whitfield, Omer Leon Hageniers
  • Publication number: 20140220254
    Abstract: A printing method according to the present invention includes an applying step of applying a curable resin-containing ink onto a transfer sheet (10), a heating and thickening step of heating the ink on the transfer sheet (10) to increase viscosity of the ink, a transfer step of transferring the ink on the transfer sheet (10) to a printing target (15), and a curing step of curing the ink on the printing target (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20140206150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing an integrated circuit (10) having a thick film metal layer (14). A layer of metal paste (14) is applied via an application means (24) onto a heat-conducting substrate (12). The metal paste (14) includes metal particles of a predetermined size. An RF generator (16) selectively inductively couples RF energy (18) into the metal paste (14). The predetermined size of the metal particles of the metal paste (14) corresponds to a coupling frequency of the RF energy (18), for heating the metal particles. In this way the metal particles of the metal paste (14) are heated with only a small fraction of the power of conventional processes, and without the need to pre-sinter the metal paste (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Willem-jan A. De Wijs, Marcus Johannes Van De Sande
  • Publication number: 20140196662
    Abstract: An in situ apparatus, system, and method for cladding or repairing cladding in installed pipelines are presented. The apparatus can include a coating collar, a material reservoir, a cladding head, an adjustable cladding chamber, and a chamber controller. The coating collar can include an external surface, a first circumferential wall, and a second circumferential wall and forms the adjustable cladding chamber along with interior wall of the pipe. The coating collar can have an aperture to include and allow deployment of the cladding head through it. The cladding head can be operatively coupled with the cladding material reservoir to allow efficient deployment of the cladding material on the pipe surface. The chamber controller can be coupled with the adjustable cladding chamber to control dimensions of the chamber thus restricting and controlling the environment and enabling efficient functioning of the cladding head and limiting grain growth in applied nanoclad materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: FLUOR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Prieto, Lakshmanan Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20140193586
    Abstract: A plant for coating a strip (5) by means of continuous hot dipping, comprising a containment tank (2) to contain molten zinc; a coating vessel (3) receiving the molten zinc, arranged above the containment tank and provided with an opening (4) on a bottom thereof for passing the strip; a chamber (6) arranged below the coating vessel and provided with guide rollers (7, 8) to guide the strip towards said opening; wherein the containment tank is arranged below the guide rollers so that chamber and containment tank form a single place, and wherein there is provided an intercepting and conveying system (9), arranged within the chamber, to intercept and convey the molten zinc leaking from said opening into the containment tank, said intercepting and conveying system being configured to bypass and wind the guide rollers and the strip being fed towards said opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alfredo Poloni, Zamir Pomare
  • Publication number: 20140178600
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coating method and a coating device. The coating method includes: heating a to-be-coated area of a to-be-coated member; and coating the heated to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member. Therefore, by pre-heating the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member, the temperature of the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member is increased to reduce the temperature difference between the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member and the coating air flow, which prevents the mixture contained in the coating air flow from generating crystalline material on the to-be-coated area of the to-be-coated member. Thus, the coating layer can be stuck to the to-be-coated area directly and tightly without block from the crystalline material located therebetween, and is prevented from falling off easily to improve the success rate and stability of the coating operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenda Chen, Chujen Wu
  • Patent number: 8746171
    Abstract: A substrate treating system includes a coating apparatus having a resist coating unit, an exposing apparatus having an exposing machine and a heat-treating unit, and a controller for controlling the resist coating unit, exposing machine and heat-treating unit. The controller coordinates schedules of treatment in the coating apparatus and exposing apparatus, such that the coating apparatus can operate efficiently despite an increase in the processing time of the exposing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8746168
    Abstract: A system and method for photo-grafting a coating polymer onto the surface of a medical device are provided. The system comprises a plurality of stations including a novel grafting station. The system and method of the invention are both time- and resource-efficient. The system includes several stations, each station including a dipping tank. The system allows for the automated, semi-automated, or manual dipping of medical devices into the dipping tanks in a specified order, as desired, wherein at least one of the stations is a grafting station for photo-grafting the coating polymer onto the surface of the medical device. The system is modular, which allows for modification of the process as required, depending on the needs of the user. The system may comprise stations for incorporating an antimicrobial agent into the coating, and/or for rendering the coating lubricious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Covalon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Abbasian, Pamela Chan, Valerio Ditizio, Vyacheslav Dudnyk, Zhaopeng Li, Said Loloie, Natali Yakeemovich, Frank DiCosmo
  • Patent number: 8728858
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided in which individual elements of a thin patterned film are deposited by two or more nozzles having different geometries. The different nozzle geometries may include one or more of different throttle diameters, different exhaust diameters, different cross-sectional shapes, different bore angles, different wall angles, different exhaust distances from the substrate, and different leading edges relative to the direction of movement of the nozzles or the substrate. Methods may include steps of ejecting a carrier gas and a material from a plurality of nozzles and depositing the material on the substrate in a plurality of laterally spaced elements, each of the elements deposited by a separate nozzle group. At least one of the nozzles in a group of nozzles depositing an element may be configured to deposit the material on the substrate in a width that is smaller than the width of the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Paul E. Burrows
  • Publication number: 20140134328
    Abstract: The apparatus for manufacturing the touch screen panel according to the present invention includes: a first roll by which a wound film is unwound; a second roll around which a film having an electrode pattern is wound; a guide roll disposed between the first and second rolls to guide the transfer of the film; a resin applying part applying a resin on the film to form a resin layer; a pattern molding part including a mold having a relief pattern and pressing the mold onto the resin layer to form an intaglio pattern on the resin layer; an electrode material applying part applying an electrode material on a surface of the resin; an electrode material sweeping part removing the electrode material from the surface of the resin layer; and a hardening part hardening the electrode material filled in the intaglio pattern of the resin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MIRAENANOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung Bae Choi, Sung Jin Ryu, Ki Won Park, Ung Sang Lee
  • Publication number: 20140127417
    Abstract: The present invention has to do with a method and system for coating and curing engineered wood products (EWP) in general, and the edges of EWPs in particular. One method for coating and curing medium density fiberboard (MDF) and other engineered wood laminates using coatings is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Chapman