Cooling Patents (Class 118/69)
  • Patent number: 10954594
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relate to a semiconductor processing apparatus. In one embodiment, a processing chamber is disclosed herein. The processing chamber includes a chamber body and lid defining an interior volume, the lid configured to support a housing having a cap, a substrate support disposed in the interior volume, a vaporizer coupled to the cap and having an outlet open to the interior volume of the processing chamber, wherein the vaporizer is configured to deliver a precursor gas to a processing region defined between the vaporizer and the substrate support, and a heater disposed adjacent to the vaporizer, wherein the heater is configured to heat the vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Viachslav Babayan, Qiwei Liang, Tobin Kaufman-Osborn, Ludovic Godet, Srinivas D. Nemani
  • Patent number: 10819271
    Abstract: A height adjustable solar panel mounting assembly with an asymmetric lower bracket is disclosed. The asymmetric lower bracket includes a flat support ledge on a first side of the asymmetric lower bracket and a tilted spring support ledge on a second side of the asymmetric lower bracket, where the first side is opposite from the second side. A central box frame is defined by the asymmetric lower bracket where a helical drive element is receivable in the central box frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Unirac Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Schuit, Jason Mayfield, Ernest Gallegos
  • Patent number: 9789501
    Abstract: A thermal spray assembly (10) for transforming precursor material (60) into a layer of deposited material joined to a substrate body. A plasma torch produces a plasma jet from a plasma nozzle (28) and a feeder mechanism (30) guides the precursor material into the plasma jet in use and is capable of providing a feeder orifice when in an open condition. The feeder mechanism (30) is provided with a distribution chamber configured for guiding moving precursor material azimuthally around the plasma torch, a plurality of deflector structures (38) configured for deflecting the precursor material (60) from the distribution chamber and guiding it into a guide chamber configured for guiding the precursor material (60) to the plasma jet in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Element Six GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Krenn
  • Patent number: 9663406
    Abstract: A method for treating workpieces that consist of porous carbon material with liquid silicon with the formation of silicon carbide, comprising the steps: Preheating porous carbon workpieces under inert gas to the selected operating temperature TB1, feeding liquid silicon to the porous carbon workpieces at an operating pressure pB2 and an operating temperature TB2, and impregnating the porous carbon workpieces with liquid silicon, reaction of the liquid silicon in the workpiece at a temperature TB3 with the formation of silicon carbide that consists of carbon and silicon, gassing the workpiece with inert gas and cooling from the operating temperature TB3 to the conditioning temperature Tk, cooling the workpieces to room temperature, the temperature TB3 being greater than or equal to the temperature TB2, and the workpiece in step d of the method no longer being in contact with liquid silicon outside of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kienzle, Johann Daimer, Rudi Back, Otto Mederie, Matthieu Schwartz, Jens Rosenlocher
  • Patent number: 9657992
    Abstract: An induction furnace for heating a workpiece includes a chamber and an insulation cylinder positioned therein, with the insulation cylinder including a base cover movable between first and second positions, and the first position positioning the workpiece within a heating zone and the second position positioning the workpiece within a cooling zone. A translation system in the furnace includes a first member coupled to the base cover of the insulation cylinder and extending through a wall of the chamber, an actuator coupled to the first member, the actuator configured to translate the first member to move the base cover of the insulation cylinder between the first and second positions, and an expansion member encircling a portion of the first member and configured to hermetically seal an interior volume of the chamber from an environment volume external to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Steinlage, Michael Louis Szugye, Ben David Poquette, Mark Andrew Vansumeren, Dale R. Wilcox, Peter M. Costantino, Timothy C. Turnia, Giovanni A. Dallicardillo
  • Patent number: 9612053
    Abstract: An induction furnace for heating a workpiece includes a chamber and an insulation cylinder positioned therein, with the insulation cylinder including a base cover movable between first and second positions, and the first position positioning the workpiece within a heating zone and the second position positioning the workpiece within a cooling zone. A translation system in the furnace includes a first member coupled to the base cover of the insulation cylinder and extending through a wall of the chamber, an actuator coupled to the first member, the actuator configured to translate the first member to move the base cover of the insulation cylinder between the first and second positions, and an expansion member encircling a portion of the first member and configured to hermetically seal an interior volume of the chamber from an environment volume external to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory Alan Steinlage, Michael Louis Szugye, Ben David Poquette, Mark Andrew Vansumeren, Dale R. Wilcox, Peter M. Costantino, Timothy C. Turnia, Giovanni A. Dallicardillo
  • Publication number: 20150132484
    Abstract: A system for heating, coating, cooling and screening a granular substrate is provided. The system, such as an apparatus for continuous coating granular particles, includes a preheater apparatus for heating granular particles, a rotary drum having an inlet horizontally coupled to the preheater for receiving heated granular particles directly from the fluidized bed preheater, a coating apparatus positioned within the drum for applying a coating to the heated granular particles, and a cooling apparatus positioned horizontally in association with the drum for cooling the granular particles subsequent to coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Phillip FORSYTHE
  • Patent number: 9016201
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for applying a water-based emulsion of silicone fluid to a printed web required to be cooled, such that evaporative cooling of the web is promoted in addition to coating of said web with a silicone material. Water evaporated following the application of the silicone fluid to the web is recovered by condensation on the applicator(s) and reapplied to the web, thus economizing the amount of silicone fluid mixture necessary to provide both cooling and enhanced slip characteristics necessary for further handling and processing of the web. The condensation step is effected by containing the evaporated water from the web within a compact enclosure enveloping both the applicator(s) and the web, and optionally chilling said applicator(s) with a cooling medium, preferably water, by means of said cooling medium flowing through at least one of the applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: MegTec Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Zagar, Paul Seidl, Mike Rocheleau, Alain Grandjean
  • Patent number: 8931429
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a thermal spray coating system including a table that is configured to support a component. A spray torch is configured to direct a thermal spray at a component surface. A cooling device is arranged adjacent to spray torch and configured to be in close proximity to the component surface. The cooling device includes a manifold that is connected to an air supply. The manifold has a face with multiple impingement holes less than one-eighth inch (3.1 mm) in diameter that are configured to direct cooling air on the component surface. In one example, the diameter of the impingement holes is approximately 0.059 inch (1.5 mm) and provide cooling air at a velocity of at least 400 ft per second (122 meters per second). The face is arranged within one inch (25 mm) of the component surface, in one example. Accordingly, the above cooling device uses less air and yields more consistent results in thermal coating of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Dale R. Doucette
  • Publication number: 20150004349
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion coating systems, extrusion coated substrates, and processes for making the same. In some aspects, extrusion coating systems as described herein may include an at least partially insulated outlet wall, which may facilitate production of coated substrates exhibiting a very desirable surface texture and appearance. Coated substrates of the present invention may be utilized in a variety of end applications, including, but not limited to, interior and exterior construction materials for homes, buildings, and furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Tony Wayne Helton, Steven Lee Stafford, Aaron Grills, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Publication number: 20140326184
    Abstract: A cooling pedestal for supporting a substrate, comprises a support structure having cooling conduits to flow a fluid therethrough to cool the substrate, and a contact surface comprising a coating of a diamond-like carbon. The coating comprises (i) a coefficient of friction of less than about 0.3, (ii) an average surface roughness of less than about 0.4 micrometers, and (iii) a microhardness of at least about 8 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Vijay D. PARKHE, Kurt J. AHMANN, Matthew C. TSAI, Steve SANSONI
  • Publication number: 20140295077
    Abstract: A method of forming a capsule, comprising: encapsulating a body of solid core material with a coating material and converting the core material from a solid to a liquid to form a capsule having a liquid core encapsulated by a solid coating. An apparatus configured to perform the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Seon Whiffen
  • Publication number: 20140261164
    Abstract: Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media. Physical barrier or temperature barrier can be established in vicinities of the rollers to further limit exposing the liquid media to high temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Dynamic Micro Systems, Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140216608
    Abstract: Before the end of the treatment of metal parts in a molten salt bath nitriding/nitrocarburizing station, a chamber, arranged so that the oxygen contained in the chamber can be discharged in order to create an inert atmosphere, is filled with a refrigerant in liquid form and with a strong capacity for volume expansion as it evaporates. All the parts treated are transferred into the chamber. The chamber is closed, and the parts are left in the chamber for a preset length of time to reach a temperature at which the salt congeals and forms a protective barrier. The parts are then removed and subjected to a rinsing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: H.E.F.
    Inventors: Bernard Michalot, Benard Zabinski, Houcine Hadj Rabah
  • Publication number: 20140205750
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to apparatus and methods for forming particles of cathode active materials with a thin protective coating layer. The thin protective coating layer improves cycle and safety performance of the cathode active material. A coating precursor may be added at various stages during formation of the particles of cathode active materials. The thin layer of chemical may be a complete coating or a partial coating. The coating may include a thin layer of chemicals, such as an oxide, to improve cycle performance and safety performance of the cathode active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Lu YANG, Miaojun WANG, Dongli ZENG, Robert Z. BACHRACH
  • Publication number: 20140178580
    Abstract: A capsule forming apparatus comprising a plurality of outputs configured to output capsule materials, a tank for housing a first capsule material and being configured to supply the first capsule material to the outputs and at least one conduit being configured to convey a second capsule material to the outputs. A method for forming capsules is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: British American Tobacco (Investments) Limited
    Inventor: Robert Seon Whiffen
  • Publication number: 20140162015
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion coating systems, extrusion coated substrates, and processes for making the same. In some aspects, extrusion coating systems as described herein may include an at least partially insulated outlet wall, which may facilitate production of coated substrates exhibiting a very desirable surface texture and appearance. Coated substrates of the present invention may be utilized in a variety of end applications, including, but not limited to, interior and exterior construction materials for homes, buildings, and furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Tony Wayne Helton, Steven Lee Stafford, Aaron Grills, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer
  • Publication number: 20140147702
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method are generally described as a thin film exhibiting a tuned anisotropy and magnetic moment. Various embodiments may form a magnetic layer that is tuned to a predetermined anisotropy and magnetic moment through deposition of a material on a substrate cooled to a predetermined substrate temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Venkateswara Rao Inturi, Wei Tian, Joseph Mundenar
  • Patent number: 8720370
    Abstract: Coating rollers accepting liquid media provide liquid chemicals to substrates for depositing a thin coating layer on the flat substrates, such as semiconductors or panels. The liquid media is cooled to a life-preserving temperature while shielded from the thermal energy heating the substrates to prevent degrading the liquid media. Physical barrier or temperature barrier can be established in vicinities of the rollers to further limit exposing the liquid media to high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dynamic Micro System Semiconductor Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Patent number: 8709158
    Abstract: Thermal management of film deposition processes. In one aspect, a deposition system includes a vacuum chamber defining an evacuated interior volume, a deposition source disposed within the interior volume, a substrate holder disposed within the interior volume and arranged to hold a substrate with a first surface of the substrate facing the deposition source and a second surface of the substrate disposed facing away from the deposition source, and a heat sink disposed to have a first side of the heat sink in radiative thermal contact with the second surface of the substrate held by the substrate holder, the first side of the heat sink comprising a collection of features having a longitudinal dimension that is four or more times larger than a lateral dimension between the features, the features thereby dimensioned and aligned to reflect, multiple times in succession, radiative thermal emissions of the second surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Sven Schramm, Susanne Schläfer
  • Publication number: 20140093640
    Abstract: An extrusion system is described herein. The extrusion system includes a die and tip defining an extrusion cavity, the extrusion cavity configured to receive heated material for extrusion and coating one or more wires. Furthermore, an exit region of the die is configured to be cooled to a temperature less than that of the heated material during coating the one or more wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Joseph I. BRISKEY
  • Patent number: 8623140
    Abstract: A system and a method for providing a film having a matte finish. The system includes means for providing a coated substrate, the coated substrate comprising a first coatable material applied to a substrate, the coatable material forming a first major surface of the coated substrate; means for changing the viscosity of the first coatable material from a first viscosity to a second viscosity; a face-side roller having an outer surface positioned to contact the first major surface of the coated substrate to impart a matte finish thereon; and optionally, means for hardening the first coatable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Yapel, Francis M. Aguirre, John P. Baetzold, Olester Benson, Jr., Andrew J. Henderson, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Leslie A. Kreilich, Steven J. McMan, David L. Phillips, Bruce D. Shalles
  • Patent number: 8617314
    Abstract: An organic material deposition system and method are provided. The organic material deposition apparatus may include a chamber having a processing space formed therein, a source supply device that generates an organic source and injects and diffuses the organic source into the processing space through a shower head provided in the processing space. The substrate is supported by a stage device that moves the substrate upward and downward within the processing space to adjust a distance between the substrate and the shower head. A pumping port provided at an upper positioned at an upper portion of the processing space provides a vacuum exhaust path that directs flow through the processing space toward the stage device. This allows an organic thin film with a uniform thickness to be deposited using an apparatus with a relatively simple configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: ADP Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ung An, Ki Taek Jung, Jong Yeoul Ji, Sang Leoul Kim
  • Publication number: 20130344239
    Abstract: A process for production of a granular urea product in a fluidized-bed where: small droplets (10) of fresh urea melt are contacted with a cooling medium to form solid particles, said solid particles (11) are contacted with droplets of urea melt (12) which are larger than said germ particles, the solid particles and said droplets forming together larger solid particles (13), and said solid particles further increasing their size step by step and upon contact with droplets of urea melt, until the solid particles reaches a given size, and said solid particles are then subject to a further growing process by contact with liquid droplets now smaller than the solid particles, until a desired size of the granular product is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: UREA CASALE SA
    Inventor: Gianfranco Bedetti
  • Publication number: 20130280500
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed product with raised print includes receiving a prepress format document containing a plurality of flat ink color separations and at least one raised print color separation, printing onto a substrate the flat ink color separations using flat ink and the at least one raised print color separation using dimensional ink, allowing the flat and dimensional ink to dry, heating the inked substrate to a temperature that causes the applied dimensional ink to become sticky, applying thermographic powder to the heated inked substrate such that the thermographic powder sticks to the sticky dimensional ink, removing the thermographic powder from regions of the substrate where the dimensional ink is not applied, reheating the sheet to melt the thermographic powder, and cooling the sheet to result in a print product having both flat and raised printed content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Kiy
  • Patent number: 8518480
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of developing a resist film on a substrate using a developing solution at a predetermined temperature lower than room temperature, including a first cooling step of mounting and cooling the substrate on a cooling plate at a temperature lower than room temperature and higher than the predetermined temperature in a cooling apparatus; a second cooling step of then carrying the substrate into a developing apparatus and supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature or lower onto the substrate to cool the substrate in the developing apparatus; a developing step of then supplying the developing solution onto the substrate and developing the resist film on the substrate to form a resist pattern in the resist film; and a cleaning step of then supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature onto the substrate to clean a front surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norifumi Sato, Yukio Kiba, Tetsushi Miyamoto, Kazuhisa Hasebe
  • Publication number: 20130169713
    Abstract: A method of making a liquid discharge head which includes a nozzle to discharge liquid, a pressure chamber communicating with the nozzle, a pressure chamber substrate to form surfaces of the pressure chamber, and a piezoelectric actuator to apply pressure to liquid in the pressure chamber having a lower electrode, a ferroelectric film, and an upper electrode, includes a silicon wafer supplying process, a position adjustment process, a surface treatment process to reform a surface of the lower electrode, a liquid applying process to apply ferroelectric precursor on the lower electrode by an inkjet method, a heating process to heat the ferroelectric precursor film, and a cooling process. A series of processes from the position adjustment process to the cooling process is iterated to form a ferroelectric film having a predetermined thickness. The series of processes is performed with certain waiting times inserted between key processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Takeuchi, Osamu Machida, Akira Shimofuku, Xianfeng Chen, Ryo Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20130074763
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8378503
    Abstract: Apparatus for assembling a semiconductor device has a plate with body and a surface heatable to a controlled a temperature profile from location to location across the plate. Mesas at same temperature of plate protrude from the surface are configured to support a portion of the substrate. Movable capillaries have openings for blowing cooled gas onto selected locations of the assembly. At least one movable syringe movable has an opening for dispensing a polymer precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Jeremias Perez Libres, Joseph Edward Grigalunas
  • Publication number: 20130011570
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming an amorphous coating film by jetting flame containing particles of a flame spray material from a flame spray gun toward a base material, causing the particles to be melted by the flame, and cooling both the particles and the flame with the means of a cooling gas before they reach the base material. The apparatus includes a tubular member provided among the path along which the flame is jetted that it surrounds the flame passing through a melting zone in which the particles are melted. The tubular member has a flow channel for the cooling gas, formed along and integrally to the tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NAKAYAMA STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryurou Kurahashi, Masahiro Komaki, Tsunehiro Mimura
  • Publication number: 20120308820
    Abstract: A device for metal coating of fibers, for example ceramic fibers, by a liquid process, the device including a crucible containing a liquid metal bath through which a fiber is drawn to be coated with the metal, and a cooling system positioned downstream from the metal bath to solidify the metal sheath created around the fiber by capillarity. The cooling system includes at least one nozzle for ejecting a compressed gas towards the coated fiber, and the system is sized such as to solidify the metal on the periphery of the coated fiber over a length of no more than 200 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Gerald Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20120285375
    Abstract: Systems and processes for treatment of a cadmium telluride thin film photovoltaic device are generally provided. The systems can include a treatment system and a conveyor system. The treatment system includes a preheating section, a treatment chamber, and an anneal oven that are integrally interconnected within the treatment system. The conveyor system is operably disposed within the treatment system and configured for transporting substrates in a serial arrangement into and through the preheat section, into and through the treatment chamber, and into and through the anneal oven at a controlled speed. The treatment chamber is configured for applying a material to a thin film on a surface of the substrate and the anneal oven is configured to heat the substrate to an annealing temperature as the substrates are continuously conveyed by the conveyor system through the treatment chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: PrimeStar Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Allen Schaeffer, Brian Robert Murphy
  • Patent number: 8302554
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for rapid cooling of a large substrate in a vacuum environment. A first cooled plate is brought into close proximity with one surface of a flat substrate. The spatial volume between the first cooling plate and the substrate is sealed and brought to a higher pressure than the surrounding vacuum level to increase the cooling efficiency. A second cooled plate is brought into close proximity with the opposite surface of the flat substrate. A second spatial volume between the second cooling plate and the substrate is sealed and the gas pressure is equalized to the gas pressure in the first spatial volume. The equalization of the gas pressure on both sides of the flat substrate eliminates deflection of the substrate and bending stress in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Colorada State University Research Foundation.
    Inventors: Kurt L. Barth, Robert A. Enzenroth, Walajabad S. Sampath
  • Publication number: 20120231037
    Abstract: Articles-of-manufacturing comprising an object having a surface and a therapeutically active agent being deposited onto at least a portion of the surface, while at least a portion of said therapeutically active agent being in a crystalline form thereof are disclosed. Methods utilizing such articles-of-manufacturing for treating medical conditions are also disclosed. Processes of preparing the articles-of-manufacturing by contacting a surface of the object with a solution containing the therapeutically active agent; and cooling the surface to a temperature below a temperature of the solution, and apparatus for performing these processes, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Yissum Research Development Companyof the Hebrew U
    Inventors: Yair Levi, Abraham Jackob Domb, Nir Amir, Nino Eliyahu, Uri Cohn, Noam Tal
  • Publication number: 20120116568
    Abstract: Described herein are bioprinters comprising: one or more printer heads, wherein a printer head comprises a means for receiving and holding at least one cartridge, and wherein said cartridge comprises contents selected from one or more of: bio-ink and support material; a means for calibrating the position of at least one cartridge; and a means for dispensing the contents of at least one cartridge. Further described herein are methods for fabricating a tissue construct, comprising: a computer module receiving input of a visual representation of a desired tissue construct; a computer module generating a series of commands, wherein the commands are based on the visual representation and are readable by a bioprinter; a computer module providing the series of commands to a bioprinter; and the bioprinter depositing bio-ink and support material according to the commands to form a construct with a defined geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: Organovo, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Murphy, Scott Dorfman, Nathan Smith, Larry Bauwens, Ian Sohn, Tim McDonald, Chris Leigh-Lancaster, Richard Jin Law
  • Publication number: 20120097095
    Abstract: Apparatus for assembling a semiconductor device has a plate with body and a surface heatable to a controlled a temperature profile from location to location across the plate. Mesas at same temperature of plate protrude from the surface are configured to support a portion of the substrate. Movable capillaries have openings for blowing cooled gas onto selected locations of the assembly. At least one movable syringe movable has an opening for dispensing a polymer precursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Jeremias Perez Libres, Joseph Edward Grigalunas
  • Publication number: 20120006493
    Abstract: A process chamber and a method for controlling the temperature of a substrate positioned on a substrate support assembly within the process chamber are provided. The substrate support assembly includes a thermally conductive body, a substrate support surface on the surface of the thermally conductive body and adapted to support a large area substrate thereon, one or more heating elements embedded within the thermally conductive body, and two or more cooling channels embedded within the thermally conductive body to be coplanar with the one or more heating elements. The cooling channels may be branched into two or more equal-length cooling passages being extended from a single point inlet and into a single point outlet to provide equal resistance cooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: John M. WHITE, Robin L. TINER
  • Publication number: 20110290180
    Abstract: An apparatus for impregnating web material with thermally curable impregnating resin, The apparatus includes an impregnating trough in which the web material is brought into contact with the impregnating resin and an inlet line which leads to the impregnating trough and through which the impregnating resin is introduced into the impregnating trough. The apparatus also includes a heating device structured and arranged for heating the impregnating resin, wherein the heating device is associated with the inlet line and heats the impregnating resin in the inlet line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: KAINDL DECOR GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Leitner, Alois Gruber
  • Patent number: 8062705
    Abstract: It is shown a method and apparatus for distributing a viscous liquid over a surface of a substrate, e.g. a semiconductor wafer or a datastorage media, by conditioning the substrate thermally, locally specific before or during the spin coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Singulus Technologies AG
    Inventor: Chieh Ou-Yang
  • Publication number: 20110239937
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus and method include a load lock chamber providing a space where a process is performed. While a boat supporting the substrate is positioned in the load lock chamber, a cooling member cools an inside of the load lock chamber at different temperatures according to area or region in a vertical direction of the load lock chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohan Ahn, Jinho Kim, Bum-Soo Kim
  • Publication number: 20110217458
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a printing plate by applying a first coating liquid onto a belt-like support, and drying the first coating liquid to form an image recording layer; and applying a second coating liquid for an overcoat layer onto the image recording layer, and drying the second coating liquid, comprises: a coating liquid cooling device that cools the second coating liquid so that a temperature T1 of the second coating liquid may fall within a predetermined range; a support cooling device that cools the belt-like support so that the temperature of the second coating liquid may fall within the predetermined range; and an initial drying device that initially dries the overcoat layer by air having a low temperature and a dew point of not more than 5° C. parallel to a surface of the overcoat layer at an air velocity of 8 to 15 m/sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Kenji HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20110206841
    Abstract: Method for conditioning paper, which comprises a first step of cooling and one of applying a liquid to the paper. In the cooling step, the temperature of the paper is reduced, e.g. below ambient temperature or below the dew point of a liquid-saturated gas mass applied in the liquid-application step. The gas may be ambient air and the liquid water. Control means monitor the amount of liquid applied to the paper by means of measuring the relative humidity of the air, the absolute humidity of the paper, the temperature of the device where the liquid is applied and the temperature of the paper. The invention also comprises a device for applying the method and it may be applied to paper emerging from a printer, e.g. a digital printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Jordi Sabater Vilella
  • Publication number: 20110183073
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of developing a resist film on a substrate using a developing solution at a predetermined temperature lower than room temperature, including a first cooling step of mounting and cooling the substrate on a cooling plate at a temperature lower than room temperature and higher than the predetermined temperature in a cooling apparatus; a second cooling step of then carrying the substrate into a developing apparatus and supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature or lower onto the substrate to cool the substrate in the developing apparatus; a developing step of then supplying the developing solution onto the substrate and developing the resist film on the substrate to form a resist pattern in the resist film; and a cleaning step of then supplying a rinse solution at the predetermined temperature onto the substrate to clean a front surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norifumi Sato, Yukio Kiba, Tetsushi Miyamoto, Kazuhisa Hasebe
  • Publication number: 20110183072
    Abstract: A method for hot-dip galvanizing metal tubes, may include placing a rack of metal tubes in an acid bath; removing the rack of metal tubes from the acid bath; placing the rack of metal tubes in a molten bath; removing the rack of metal tubes from the molten bath; and quenching the rack of metal tubes in a shower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Carroll, Sam Sagae, Thomas Tuan Nguyen, Sherman Dean Anderson
  • Publication number: 20110177645
    Abstract: The present inventions provide method and apparatus that employ constituents vaporized from one or more constituent supply source or sources to form one or more films of a precursor layer formed on a surface of a continuous flexible workpiece. Of particular significance is the implementation of vapor deposition systems that operate upon a horizontally disposed portion of a continuous flexible workpiece and a vertically disposed portion of a continuous flexible workpiece, preferably in conjunction with a short free-span zone of the portion of a continuous flexible workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SOLOPOWER, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge Vasquez, James Freitag, Mustafa Pinarbasi
  • Publication number: 20110146567
    Abstract: A device for treating wafers on assembly carriers is disclosed. A wafer to be treated can be fixed on a liquid film that is located between the front side of the wafer and the assembly carrier by freezing of the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Werner Kroeninger, Manfred Schneegans
  • Publication number: 20110094440
    Abstract: Apparatuses useful in printing, fixing devices and methods of preheating substrates in apparatuses useful in printing are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the apparatuses useful in printing includes a first member including a first surface; a second member including a second surface forming a nip with the first surface; a substrate cooler disposed downstream from the nip to receive a first substrate exiting the nip, the substrate cooler removing heat from the first substrate by conduction; a substrate pre-heater disposed upstream from the nip; and a first heat transfer system for transferring heat from the substrate cooler to the substrate pre-heater. The substrate pre-heater applies the heat to conductively pre-heat a second substrate before the second substrate enters the nip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Augusto E. BARTON, Anthony S. CONDELLO
  • Publication number: 20110086169
    Abstract: A method of masking cooling holes of a turbine component, in particular a turbine blade or vane, for a coating process is provided. The component includes an external surface to be coated, at least one internal cavity having an opening towards the outside of the component, and cooling holes extending from the at least one internal cavity to the external surface. The method comprises the steps of: filling the cooling holes with a masking material and hardening the masking material. The masking material, water, is used to fill in the cooling holes. The hardening is done by freezing the water to water ice. A method of coating an external surface of a turbine component and a device for use in a masking process for masking cooling holes in a turbine component are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Andreas Graicheno
  • Publication number: 20110052816
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device and method for treating a peripheral region of a sandwich component, in particular of a sandwich component having a honeycomb structure and two spaced-apart coating layers and a core structure having a plurality of cavities. The invention is characterized by applying a layer of liquid thermoplastic material onto an peripheral region of the sandwich component such that thermoplastic material penetrates into cavities in the core structure of the sandwich component, and hardening the applied thermoplastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jörg-Olaf Bagung, Jürgen Dittmers, Jörg Klein