Including Regeneration, Purification, Recovery Or Separation Of Agent Used Patents (Class 134/10)
  • Patent number: 10596289
    Abstract: A multi-function product disinfection cabinet preferably includes a sealed test cabinet, a high level disinfection system, a dehumidifier and an electrical function tester. The sealed test cabinet preferably includes a sealed test chamber, a rear dehumidifier chamber and a rear droplet chamber. The high level disinfection system includes an aerosol blower, an aerosol generator and an aerosol control module. The aerosol blower blows a disinfectant from the aerosol generator into the disinfection chamber. A pivoting cable holder for a multi-function disinfection cabinet preferably includes a pivoting cable tube, a mounting bracket, a motor with gear reduction, a motor controller and two snap switches. The mounting bracket is attached to an outside sidewall of a disinfection chamber. The pivoting cable tube rotates in the disinfection chamber. The motor rotates the pivoting cable tube. The motor controller and two snap switches are used to control directional rotation of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Carl L. Ricciardi, Jonathan J. Ricciardi, Jonathan D. Yoder, Jim Gerend, Dean Kreider
  • Patent number: 10590282
    Abstract: Methods of employing corrosion inhibitors with oxidizing and/or non-oxidizing biocides, such as peroxycarboxylic acids, to provide corrosion protected compositions are disclosed. Various corrosion inhibitors further provide biocidal efficacy in addition to the corrosion protection providing further benefits for application of use. Methods of employing corrosion protected biocide compositions, such as peroxycarboxylic acid compositions, for corrosion protection are particularly well suited for treating fluids intended to flow through pipes, namely in the energy industry, water and paper industries, etc. Methods providing suitable corrosion protection in comparison to untreated systems and corrosion protected systems using conventional corrosion inhibitors, such as quaternary amines and imidazolines commonly used in the industry, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Brian Epps, Jeremy Moloney, Ethan Moloney
  • Patent number: 10595418
    Abstract: In a method for preparing a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), the PCBA has a base circuit board having a plurality of electronic components installed thereon. First, the surface of the PCBA is cleaned with a cleaner. After cleaning, the staking material is applied around the plurality of electronic components around the circumference of the plurality of electronic components. After applying the staking material, the PCBA with the staking material is cured and inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng Zhan, Jinhai Zhao, Fengtao Hu, Herong Zheng
  • Patent number: 10524633
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dishwasher that can save wash water for cleaning and a method of controlling the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Lee, Moonkee Chung, Jaechul Lee
  • Patent number: 10507412
    Abstract: A system and process for recycling machining waste into a solid/scrap material component and a recyclable machining coolant. The system and process comprise collecting the waste machining waste and mechanically separating the machining waste into a solid/scrap material component and a machining waste liquid component. The machining waste liquid component is decanted to separate oils and solids from the recyclable machining coolant. The machine recyclable machining coolant is then filtered through at least a first filter and preferably a second, finer mesh filter. The recyclable machining coolant is then exposed to UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms. Lastly, ultrapure water is added to dilute the recyclable machining coolant and form the recycled machining coolant. If desired, a virgin machining coolant can be added to the recycled machining coolant, to replenish any additive(s) stripped during the recycling process, prior to resale of the recycled machining coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Donald Edward Bigos, II
  • Patent number: 10497569
    Abstract: A method of implanting carbon ions into a target substrate, including: ionizing a carbon containing dopant material to produce a plasma having ions; optionally co-flowing an additional gas or series of gases with the carbon-containing dopant material; and implanting the ions into the target substrate. The carbon-containing dopant material is of the formula CwFxOyHz wherein if w=1, then x>0 and y and z can take any value, and wherein if w>1 then x or y is >0, and z can take any value. Such method significantly improves the efficiency of an ion implanter tool, in relation to the use of carbon source gases such as carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph D. Sweeney, Oleg Byl, Robert Kaim
  • Patent number: 10475544
    Abstract: A method of oxidative degradation is provided for waste of ion exchange resin. Therein, oxidative deactivation is processed through a fluidized bed. A column-type reactor is used to fluidize solid of the ion exchange resin. The reactor schematizes the input and output of an ion exchange resin, an oxidant, a catalyst and a fluid. The reactor controls the reaction temperature. The reactor separates solid and liquid, and uniformly distributes fluid. The present invention fluidizes the ion exchange resin in the reactor. The present invention processes oxidation within a controlled temperature range with the oxidant and catalyst added. The oxidation is maintained at high efficiency with easy control. The original structure and the characteristic of ion exchange of the ion exchange resin are destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Chun-Ping Huang, Ying-Jing Li, Tung-Yi Chung
  • Patent number: 10464018
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to apparatuses, systems, and methods for separating a target species (e.g., CO2) from a gas mixture (e.g., gas stream) via an electrochemical process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sahag Voskian, Trevor Alan Hatton
  • Patent number: 10458010
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate liquid processing apparatus including: a processing bath in which a mixture of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide is stored, and a substrate is immersed in the stored mixture such that a processing is performed on the substrate; an outer bath configured to receive the mixture flowing out from the processing bath; a circulation line configured to return the mixture in the outer bath to the processing bath; a sulfuric acid supply unit configured to supply sulfuric acid to the mixture; a first hydrogen peroxide supply unit configured to supply hydrogen peroxide to the mixture in the outer bath; and a second hydrogen peroxide supply unit configured to supply hydrogen peroxide to the mixture flowing through a downstream portion of the circulation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hironobu Hyakutake, Takafumi Tsuchiya, Koichiro Kanzaki
  • Patent number: 10426314
    Abstract: A fluid pump volute offshoot system for debris diversion and collection, a solids collection system, and related methods, for a pot and pan, or other, similar, washing machine is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Unified Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Cantrell, Mark Churchill, Michael Licata, Josh Huisenga, David Gast
  • Patent number: 10398256
    Abstract: A self-contained system is provided for cleaning a food flow path in a food processor. The system can be operably engaged without requiring disassembly and reassembly of the food processor or can be operably engaged after a partial disassembly of the food processor. The system includes a control assembly for directing passage of a solution through the food processor without requiring constant operator oversight. The system can employ available positive pressure water supply, such as public utility water pressure to selectively and automatically push solutions, including rinses, backwards or forwards through a food flow path in the food processor, though typically countercurrent to the normal processing food flow. A manifold assembly includes an intake manifold and a distribution manifold, with an induction port and/or access port in the distribution manifold for introducing additives or agents into a controlled motive stream passing through the manifold assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Idea Boxx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Tuchrelo, Jeffrey Cahoon, Richard T. Aab, Alfred S. Mustardo, Nathan E. Smith, Jacob R. Parisi, Edward F. Ruppel, III, Gary M. Russotti, William Salminen
  • Patent number: 10386315
    Abstract: A method of determining thermal properties of a sample using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), the method comprises injecting a first separation fluid, a sample plug, and a second separation fluid into a sample cell. The first separation fluid and the sample plug have a first separation interface, and the sample plug and the second fluid have a second separation interface. The method further comprises injecting a reference fluid into a reference cell, heating the sample cell and reference cell, and determining thermal properties of the sample using DSC analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Malvern Panalytical Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Patil, Ronan O'Brian, Edward A. Esposito, Ben E. Pattison
  • Patent number: 10364180
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing anti-glare surfaces includes an etching cream dipping tank and a sub-tank arranged to receive a slurry of etching cream. A pumping unit is fluidly coupled to the etching cream dipping tank and the sub-tank such that the pumping unit is operable to selectively self-circulate the slurry of etching cream in the sub-tank to improve homogeneity of the etching cream and transfer a volume of the homogenized etching cream from the sub-tank to the etching cream dipping tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Baifeng Chen, Haixing Chen, Ling Chen, Haofei Gong, Jun Hou
  • Patent number: 10349807
    Abstract: A foreign object protection system for dishwashers is disclosed. The foreign object protection system prevents large objects from damaging other components of a dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Mark S. Feddema
  • Patent number: 10349810
    Abstract: A pump assembly for a dishwashing appliance includes an inner diffuser shell defining a motor housing and an outer diffuser shell spaced apart from the inner diffuser shell to define a diffusing plenum. A motor positioned within the motor housing rotates a wash pump impeller and urges a flow of wash fluid through the diffusing plenum. Within the diffusing plenum, guide vanes extend between the inner diffuser shell and the outer diffuser shell to diffuse and direct the flow of wash fluid. The motor is powered by electrical wires that pass through a hole defined through the outer diffuser shell, through one of the plurality of guide vanes, and through the inner diffuser shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Edward Dries, Joel Charles Boyer
  • Patent number: 10351987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a discharge/recirculation system (1) for electric household appliances, comprising: a single pump assembly (10); which is selectively configurable to pump water from an intake path (7) either to a discharge path (8a) leading to the drains or to said recirculation path leading (8b) leading back to the washing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.—a socio unico
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Patent number: 10335012
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and apparatus for spraying water in a dishwasher. A dishwasher may include a wash chamber and at least one dish rack. The dishwasher may include a water inlet selectively connected to a dish spray device, which may connect a dish spray conduit with the wash chamber. The dish spray device may be oriented towards the at least one dish rack, such that the spray device may be configured to direct water onto the dishes for washing. The water inlet may be selectively connected to a fill device, which may connect the fill conduit with the wash chamber. The fill device may be configured to provide water to the circulation assembly without impinging the at least one dish rack. The one or more valves may selectively direct water from the water inlet to one or both of the dish spray device and the fill device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis A. Poyner, Mark D. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10197333
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate drying apparatus of substrate processing apparatus including a chamber that provides a space for processing a substrate, and a fluid supply unit that supplies a process fluid to the chamber, wherein the liquid supply unit includes a supply tank in which the fluid is stored, a supply line that connects the supply tank and the chamber, a branch line branched from a first point of the supply line and connected to a second point of the supply line, and a temperature control unit that adjusts the temperature of the fluid such that the temperatures of the fluids flowing through the supply line and the branch line between the first point and the second point are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boong Kim, Min Sung Han, Joo Jib Park, Woo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10182698
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided including a washing chamber with a sump and a hydraulic arrangement. The hydraulic arrangement may include the sump, a circulation pump, one or more spray arrangements, and a washing liquid storage tank. The circulation pump may include an inlet and a first outlet, the inlet being connected to the sump and the first outlet being connected to the one or more spray arrangements, wherein the circulation pump may be arranged to pump washing liquid from the sump to the one or more spray arrangements via the first outlet. The circulation pump may include a second outlet connected to the washing liquid storage tank wherein the circulation pump may be further arranged to pump washing liquid from the sump to the washing liquid storage tank via the second outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Winfried Steiner
  • Patent number: 10150129
    Abstract: A paint application device, in particular suited for the application of water-dilutable paints, comprises a paint reservoir connected with a paint application device via a supply line. Further, a paint discharge device for returning excess paint from the area of the paint application device into paint reservoir is provided. For the adjustment or the maintenance of the viscosity of the paint, a humidification device is provided for increasing the air humidity in the area of the paint application device and/or in the paint reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CEFLA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Stahl
  • Patent number: 10099960
    Abstract: A contamination control mat 10 comprising a support layer 16 which is coated on a top surface with a polymeric contamination control layer 17, wherein the support layer 16 comprises a glass fiber reinforced polymer that is printed on a top surface, the polymeric contamination control layer 17 is transparent or translucent, and the printed surface is visible through the polymeric contamination control layer. This provides a thin yet rigid and stable mat 10 that can also display printed information that is protected from damage. The mat 10 is primarily used to meet contamination control needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DYCEM LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew Jones, Mark Dalziel
  • Patent number: 10086099
    Abstract: A sterilization system including an oxygen generator, an ozone generator, a mixer, a wash chamber, and a sterilization chamber is disclosed. The oxygen generator is configured to generate a flow of oxygen. The ozone generator is in fluid communication with the oxygen generator, and configured to generate a flow of ozone from the flow of oxygen. The mixer is in fluid communication with the ozone generator and configured to receive the flow of ozone and a flow of cleaning fluid, and mix the flow of ozone into the flow of cleaning fluid, resulting in a flow of ozonated cleaning fluid. The wash chamber is in fluid communication with the mixer and configured to receive the flow of ozonated cleaning fluid from the mixer. The sterilization chamber is in fluid communication with the ozone generator and is configure to receive the flow of ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Medaco International Health, LLC
    Inventors: Rex Blakeman, Travis W. Pearse, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10087373
    Abstract: The invention relates to a continuous process for converting carbonaceous material contained in one or more feedstocks into a liquid hydrocarbon product, said feedstocks including the carbonaceous material being in a feed mixture including one or more fluids, said fluids including water, the process comprising converting at least part of the carbonaceous material, and further in a state of cleaning the pressure and temperature is set to a predetermined desired level; where prior to the cleaning, the inflow of feed mixture is terminated and the system is filled with a fluid, where the temperature and the pressure are altered to the predetermined level at a predetermined rate and where the pressure is constantly kept at a level above the saturation pressure for the fluid at a given temperature, where the inflow of at least one cleaning fluid is initiated and the at least one cleaning fluid is circulated in the system for a predetermined time; where upon reaching the predetermined time for the cleaning fluid cir
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STEEPER ENERGY APS
    Inventor: Steen Brummerstedt Iversen
  • Patent number: 10087368
    Abstract: A high-efficiency high-quality and safe alkaline cupric chloride etchant for printed circuit board, which includes cupric chloride and a sub-etchant. The sub-etchant contains (in percentage by weight) 10%-30% NH4Cl; 0.0002%-25% carboxylic acid and/or ammonium carboxylate; 0.3%-25% ammonium hydroxide. The etchant is used in connection with an automatic detection and charging control during the etching process in order to keep the concentration of copper ions in the etchant no less than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Tao Ye
  • Patent number: 10066194
    Abstract: A solution for use in removing a double sided adhesive tape from moldings and which can have the further property of conditioning the molding for re-use. The solution comprising an admixture of ingredients which can synergistically function to give the desired properties and advantages. The mixture comprising: (a) a ratio of about 1:1 of Kerosene:Diesel; (b) 1 to 10% by vol. of an additive comprising a highly aromatic hydrocarbon solvent; and (c) 0 to 10% by vol. of perfume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: M.M.Z. Solutions Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Mark J. Russell
  • Patent number: 10053939
    Abstract: A method of removing a wellbore isolation device comprising: causing or allowing at least a portion of the isolation device to undergo a phase transformation in the wellbore; and milling at least a portion of the isolation device that does not undergo the phase transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Merron, Zachary W. Walton, John Todd Broome
  • Patent number: 10022034
    Abstract: A dishwasher appliance and method of operation is provided. The dishwasher appliance may include a tub defining a wash chamber, a coarse filter disposed, a recirculation pump, and a drain pump. The method may include activating the recirculation pump to flow wash fluid through the coarse filter in a primary flow direction, and activating the drain pump to flow wash fluid through the coarse filter in the primary flow direction for an initial purge cycle. Further included may be flushing wash fluid through the coarse filter and into the tub in a secondary flow direction opposite from the primary flow direction. Still further included may be activating the recirculation pump to flow wash fluid through the coarse filter in the primary flow direction, and activating the drain pump to flow wash fluid through the coarse filter in the primary flow direction for an additional purge cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Christopher Hofmann, Matthew D. Mersch
  • Patent number: 10024009
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses, methods, and systems to clear a road surface of debris, water, or other contaminants. A system for clearing a road surface is provided including an air knife with an elongate orifice extending along a line, a frame configured to support the air knife in a position substantially parallel to a plane defined by the road surface, and a tow bar coupled to the frame, where the tow bar is pivotable relative to the frame along an axis orthogonal to the plane defined by the road surface. The system may include a mounting plate connected to the tow bar, where the mounting plate is pivotably mounted to the frame. The air knife may be supplied with pressurized air to clear the road surface of debris. A guide wheel may be attached to the frame, where the guide wheel is configured to rotate about an axis orthogonal to the plane defined by the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Krueger, John K. Sutton, Michael D. Horton, Shawn Rogers, John Austin Tate, IV, Jerome Kaproth, Christopher Allen Popiela
  • Patent number: 10006217
    Abstract: A cleaning robot that comprises a housing that comprises a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a rear edge and a front edge; a filtering unit; an impeller; a pump motor that is configured to rotate the impeller; wherein the impeller is configured to induce a flow of fluid from the fluid inlet through the filtering unit and towards the fluid outlet; wherein the pump motor is substantially closer to the front edge of the housing than to the rear edge of the housing; and wherein each one of the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet is substantially closer to the rear edge of the housing than to the front edge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MAYTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Boaz Ben Dov, Yohanan Maggeni
  • Patent number: 9999338
    Abstract: A filter assembly for filtering a wash fluid to be circulated by a circulation pump in a dishwasher appliance is provided. The filter assembly defines an axial direction and includes a first filter member including a first filter panel and defining a first discharge opening, and a second filter member including a second filter panel and defining a second discharge opening. The second filter panel is spaced from the first filter panel along the axial direction and configured in series flow with the first filter panel. The filter assembly further includes a circumferentially continuous discharge chamber disposed radially outward of the first filter member and the second filter member, the discharge chamber in fluid communication with the first filter member through the first discharge opening and in fluid communication with the second filter member through the second discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solution, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Charles Boyer
  • Patent number: 10000854
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preventing the elution of Bi from copper alloy, in which the elution of Bi is prevented in leadless copper-alloy plumbing equipment and the like containing a trace of lead and a predetermined amount of Bi. The present invention relates to a method for preventing the elution of Bi from copper alloy in which at least Bi present on the surface of copper alloy containing Bi is selectively removed by preferentially dissolving Bi in a 4 to 20 mass % concentration of nitric acid while suppressing Cu dissolution. Furthermore, elution of Pb is suppressed using a 10-20 mass % concentration of nitric acid. In this case, by removing at least Bi present on the surface of copper alloy containing Bi using nitric acid and then treating the surface of the copper alloy by shot-blasting corrosive products, such as oxides, produced from the nitric acid are removed, and gloss is imparted to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ozasa
  • Patent number: 9975064
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein relate to systems and methods for separating two or more phases of an emulsion or other mixture. The methods include providing the mixture with a net and unipolar charge (e.g., such that adjacent droplets therein acquire net and unipolar charges), thereby enhancing coalescence of like-phase droplets therein and producing, or enhancing the production of, two or more consolidated phases; and collecting the two or more consolidated phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Seyed Reza Mahmoudi, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 9909249
    Abstract: A laundry treating apparatus is provided that may include a laundry accommodation device that provides a space in which laundry is accommodated; a circulation passage provided outside of the laundry accommodation device, and providing a space in which air circulates to an inside of the laundry accommodation device; a heat exchanger provided in the circulation passage; a filter device provided in the circulation passage, that filters foreign materials introduced to the heat exchanger; and a washer provided between the heat exchanger and the filter device, that sprays washing water to each of the heat exchanger and the filter device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyojun Kim, Sangwook Hong, Youngsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 9863056
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for electrochemical treatment, locally in particular, of a conductor substrate by movement across said substrate, which can be used in every position, including a head, a shaft, an electrolyte inlet and outlet each including a flexible pipe, and two peristaltic pumps mounted on the electrolyte inlet and outlet, the head of said device being removable from said shaft, the pumps being connected to a brushless motor and the device also comprising a flowmeter for adjusting and controlling the flow in the inlet portion of said head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DALIC
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Chaix
  • Patent number: 9861249
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided. The dishwasher may include a tub forming a washing space, a sump collecting washing water, a tank forming a storage space outside the tub, a motor generating a dynamic force to supply the washing water collected in the sump to the tank, and a controller incrementally increasing a water level of the tank by intermittently driving the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seongho Kim, Youmin Lee, Jongmin Lee
  • Patent number: 9834746
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a cleaning composition that contains 1) at least one chelating agent, the chelating agent being a polyaminopolycarboxylic acid; 2) at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of water soluble alcohols, water soluble ketones, water soluble esters, and water soluble ethers; 3) at least one monocarboxylic acid containing a primary or secondary amino group and at least one additional basic group containing nitrogen; 4) at least one metal corrosion inhibitor, the metal corrosion inhibitor being a substituted or unsubstituted benzotriazole; and 5) water. This disclosure also relates to a method of using the above composition for cleaning a semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Fujifilm Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dory, Bing Du, Tomonori Takahashi, Emil A. Kneer
  • Patent number: 9826882
    Abstract: A pump and filter assembly including an impeller adapted to recirculate liquid, a housing defining an interior and exterior, a rotating filter having an upstream surface and a downstream surface, the filter located within the interior such that liquid being pumped through the pump and filter assembly passes through the filter from the upstream surface to the downstream surface to effect a filtering of the liquid, and a granular agent supply with granular agent cleaning the rotating filter by scouring the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jacquelyn R. Geda, Antony M. Rappette
  • Patent number: 9803459
    Abstract: A temporary hydrocarbon well production system receives flow from a hydrocarbon well through a production line connected to the well. The production line flows into a sand separator, which has a fluid outlet connected to a choke manifold and a solids outlet connected to a sand dump line. A transportable and vertical closed separator receives flow through two separate lines from the choke manifold and from the sand dump line, which respectively flow into independent diffusing structures in the closed separator. Gas, vapors, volatile organic compounds, etc. are captured within the closed vessel and are discharged through a vapor discharge line attached to a vapor recovery unit for either further processing or incineration through a flare. A liquid dump line discharges liquids from the closed separator to at least one closed tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Pros, Incorporated
    Inventor: James E Leal
  • Patent number: 9799505
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a method may include: filling a chamber and a tube coupled to the chamber with a first liquid, the tube extending upwards from the chamber; introducing a portion of a second liquid into the first liquid in the tube; and at least partially removing the first liquid from the chamber to empty the tube into the chamber so that a continuous surface layer from the introduced second liquid is provided on the first liquid in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Jens Tretner, Frank Patzig
  • Patent number: 9788704
    Abstract: A drying apparatus for domestic machines such as dishwashers, washing machines or the like, having a liquid drying agent, a tank for the liquid drying agent and a rotatable distributor element for distributing the drying agent, and also a drive for the distributor element, wherein provision is made of a tank inlet for the return flow of the drying agent and a tank outlet for the removal of the drying agent, is proposed, said drying apparatus being improved in terms of leakage safety compared with the prior art. This is achieved according to the invention in that at least one closure element for closing the tank inlet and/or the tank outlet in a liquid-tight manner is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SANHUA AWECO APPLIANCE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Kurt Wallerstorfer, Rudolf Lonski
  • Patent number: 9757667
    Abstract: A system and process for recycling machining waste into a solid/scrap material component and a recyclable machining coolant. The system and process comprise collecting the waste machining waste and mechanically separating the machining waste into a solid/scrap material component and a machining waste liquid component. The machining waste liquid component is decanted to separate oils and solids from the recyclable machining coolant. The machine recyclable machining coolant is then filtered through at least a first filter and preferably a second, finer mesh filter. The recyclable machining coolant is then exposed to UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms. Lastly, ultrapure water is added to dilute the recyclable machining coolant and form the recycled machining coolant. If desired, a virgin machining coolant can be added to the recycled machining coolant, to replenish any additive(s) stripped during the recycling process, prior to resale of the recycled machining coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Edward Bigos, II
  • Patent number: 9754796
    Abstract: A method for hard mask layer removal includes dispensing a chemical on a hard mask layer, in which the chemical includes an acidic chemical. The chemical is drained from a chamber after hard mask removal. Using chemical including acidic chemical for hard mask layer removal is cheaper and the resource can be easily generated by equipment. Thus the chemical for hard mask layer removal can be drained directly and need not be recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying-Hsueh Changchien, Yu-Ming Lee, Chi-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 9745333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for optimization of dilution of a viscous starting material to isolate and/or concentrate the product of interest from the starting source material such that the process minimizes the volume of diluent and the total volume of the waste stream generated during the process as well as maximizing the yield of desired product. The system employs cross-flow filtration modules with sub-channels that are equidistant to the inlet and outlet of said modules and such modules are characterized by optimal channel height, optimal transmembrane pressure, etc., which are selected in order to achieve the best combination of product quality and production yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SMARTFLOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henry B. Kopf, James A. Kacmar
  • Patent number: 9737918
    Abstract: A blend of aliphatic hydrocarbons and polyglycol ether(s) is used in a process for cleaning railroad tank cars that have been gravity drained of hydrocarbon fluids but may be left with a residuum containing heavy hydrocarbons, paraffin and noxious gas. A simple recirculation system is established between the chemical source, the contaminated railcar, canister filters and back to the chemical source. Contaminates are removed from the cleaning chemical by the filters and there is no water or steam used which might otherwise damage the railcar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BioChem Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Jansen, Cody Nath
  • Patent number: 9721816
    Abstract: A decapsulation apparatus has an etch plate, an off-center etch head having an opening, a cover sealing to the etch plate forming an etching chamber, a gasket surrounding the opening, a ram sealed through the cover, a pressure-controlled source of Nitrogen or inert gas continuously purging the etching chamber at a low gas pressure, a f toggle mechanism mounted to a metal plate t, an etchant supply subsystem comprising sources of etchant solutions, an etchant solution pump, supply passages and controls to select etchants and etchant ratios, and a heat exchanger heating or cooling the etchant solution, etchant waste passages f conducting used etchant away. Etchants are mixed in the passages to the reaction region, and turbulence in the reaction region is promoted by impinging etchant solution on the encapsulated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: RKD Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Kirk Alan Martin
  • Patent number: 9719985
    Abstract: A method uses an Dioleoylphosphatidylcholine (DOPC) surfactant based bio film that reacts with a material in a known manner, and a device that utilizes such a biofilm, to detect material of interest is provided. The principles of the present invention are particularly useful in detecting/measuring a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventor: Mark L. Witten
  • Patent number: 9687135
    Abstract: An automatic dishwasher with a tub that at least partially defines a treating chamber, a liquid spraying system that supplies liquid to the treating chamber, and a pump assembly that fluidly couples the treating chamber to the liquid spraying system and where the pump assembly includes a housing having an inlet, a recirculation outlet, and a drain outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney M. Welch, Jordan R. Fountain
  • Patent number: 9682340
    Abstract: A system for removing particulate matter from an exhaust gas includes a housing having an inlet, an outlet, and a drum region between the inlet and the outlet. A drum is rotatably mounted in the drum region of the housing and is aligned with the inlet and the outlet for intercepting the exhaust gas stream passing through the housing. The drum has a cylindrical shaped screen that allows the exhaust gas stream to pass through the drum while collecting the particulate matter present in the exhaust gas stream. As the screen rotates, a scraper removes the particulate matter collected on the screen. A spray fixture located inside the drum sprays fluid at the inner surface of the screen to removes any particulate matter remaining on the screen after the outer surface of the screen has been scraped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sidel Systems USA Inc.
    Inventor: Parthosarothy K. Mukherji
  • Patent number: 9676030
    Abstract: The invention provides an industrial method for producing dispersion-strengthened iron-based materials at low cost and in large-scale. The industrial acid pickling waste solution is treated by spray roasting process after yttrium chloride is added. During the spray roasting process, the solution is atomized into fine droplets, the droplets are contacted with gas and dried into powders, which are heated in air to form metal oxides. The mixed powders of the metal oxides are reduced in hydrogen stream to obtain yttria dispersion-strengthened iron powders. High performance dispersion-strengthened iron materials are obtained by densifying the yttria dispersion-strengthened iron powders. The method has simple process and low cost, and is suitable for large-scale production due to the direct use of acid pickling waste solution from steel factory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING
    Inventors: Zhimeng Guo, Weiwei Yang, Ji Luo, Huiqin Cao, Cunguang Chen
  • Patent number: 9635994
    Abstract: A spray arm assembly includes a spray arm including a plurality of branches connected to each other and arrayed about a center point, each of the plurality of branches defining a passage therethrough and an aperture in fluid communication with the passage. The center point defines a spray arm central axis. The spray arm is rotatable about the spray arm central axis. The spray arm assembly further includes a base conduit defining a passage therethrough, the base conduit defining a base conduit central axis. The spray arm assembly further includes an intermediate conduit connecting the base conduit and the spray arm, the intermediate conduit defining a passage in fluid communication between the passage of the base conduit and the passages of the plurality of branches. The intermediate conduit is rotatable about the base conduit central axis. The spray arm central axis is offset from the base conduit central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Charles Boyer, Kyle Edward Durham, Craig Curtis