Recirculation Of Treating Liquid Through Conduit Means Patents (Class 134/108)
  • Patent number: 11338335
    Abstract: A system for cleaning agricultural bins including a conveyer belt assembly and a water jet assembly is disclosed herein. The conveyer belt includes bin rollers configured to automatically transport bins mounted thereon. The bin rollers roll bins along the conveyer assembly to the flat surface of the second end of the first section and then the bins are transferred to the cleaner section via the grapple mechanism and the pivot point to the cleaner section arranged below the bin rollers within the first section. The water jet sprays then thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of the bins. The system for cleaning agricultural bins allows a user to clean an agricultural bin in less than one minute. Furthermore, the amount of time using a water hose is reduced thereby saving money and conserving water for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Said A. Maldonado, Maria Guadalupe Resendez
  • Patent number: 11285520
    Abstract: A drain line cleaning system including a housing, a pump carried by the housing, a line cleaning agent carrying tube in communication with the pump, a controller in communication with the pump, and a power supply carried by the housing and connected to the pump and the controller. The line cleaning agent carrying tube includes an intake that is connectable to a reservoir that carries line cleaning agent and an output that is connectable to a drain line. The controller controls the pump to function to withdraw the line cleaning agent from the reservoir and causes the line cleaning agent to be expelled through the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Cody McDonald, Robert Bruce McDonald, Teresa King
  • Patent number: 11282696
    Abstract: A method and device for wet processing and integrated circuit (IC) substrates using a fresh mixture of chemical steam vapors and chemical gases may include loading the substrates into an enclosed process chamber with a 90° rotatable middle section; closing the process chamber; conditioning the process chamber with preset temperature nitrogen gas; injecting a fresh mixture of chemical gas and chemical steam into the processing chamber sequentially to condense wet process fresh chemicals on site; circulating the mixture of chemical steam vapors or liquid chemicals and rotating at least one magnetic rod within the processing chamber to treat the substrates uniformly; performing a deionized water rinse of the substrates and turning on the adjustable multi-modulated megasonic energy when necessary; injecting solvent isopropyl alcohol steam vapor into the processing chamber for the Marangoni drying; completely drying the substrates and the processing chamber with hot nitrogen gas; and unloading the treated substrat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Dangsheng Ni
  • Patent number: 11149420
    Abstract: A splashless sink assembly includes a bottom, an open top located above the bottom, a first side wall extending upwardly from the bottom to the open top at an angle oblique relative to the bottom, and a second side wall disposed opposite the first side wall. The second side wall extends upwardly from the bottom to the open top at an angle oblique relative to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Grant, Randon Brooks Bennett, Thomas Ross Alexander Nichol, Zachary Douglas Engle
  • Patent number: 10935896
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cleaning solution mixing system, a tool and a method of operation thereof, including an ultrapure water source for providing ultrapure water; an ammonia filter for filtering ammonia in gas form; a hydrogen peroxide filter for filtering hydrogen peroxide in gas form; an ammonia re-gas membrane for dissolving the ammonia in the ultrapure water and forming ultra-dilute ammoniated water; a hydrogen peroxide re-gas membrane for dissolving the hydrogen peroxide in the ultrapure water and forming ultra-dilute hydrogenated water; and a mixer for forming an ultra-dilute cleaning solution by mixing the ultra-dilute ammoniated water and the ultra-dilute hydrogenated water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Abbas Rastegar
  • Patent number: 10835099
    Abstract: Dishwashing machine including an outer casing with an inner washing cavity adapted to accommodating a dishwasher rack. A catchment sink assembly is located on the bottom of the inner washing cavity to collect and accumulate liquid trickling down from the dishwasher rack momentarily located above the catchment sink assembly. The catchment sink assembly includes a basin-shaped catchment tank. A cup-shaped drain sump extends downwards from the bottom of the catchment tank and directly communicates with the inside of the catchment tank to receive washing or rinsing liquid arriving on the bottom of the catchment tank. A tubular member communicates with the catchment tank and is detachably fitted into a corresponding tubular outlet portion in the drain sump to divide the inner volume of the drain sump into a first inner-volume portion directly connected to a water drain line, and a second inner-volume portion directly connected to the suction of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Professional S.p.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Armellin, Fabio Massimo Ciappina, Fabio Colonnello, Giuliano Frascati, Sandro Gerotto, Alessandro Molinaro, Gianni Moretto, Corrado Pella, Matteo Peruzzo, Luigi Zilli
  • Patent number: 10770191
    Abstract: Mobile apparatuses move within contaminated fluid to create fluid flows against structures that remove and prevent contaminant deposition on structure surfaces immersed in the fluid. Unsettling flows in water may exceed approximately 2 m/s for radionuclide particles and solutes found in nuclear power plants. Mobile apparatuses include pressurized liquid from a pump or pressurized source that can be chemically and thermally treated to maximize deposition removal. When spraying the pressurized liquid to create the deposition-removing flow, mobile apparatuses may be self-propelled within the fluid about an entire surface to be cleaned. Mobile apparatuses include filters keyed to remove the contaminants moved into the coolant by the flow, and by taking in ambient fluid, enable such filtering of the ambient fluid along with a larger flow volume and propulsion. Propulsion and the pressurized liquid in turn enhance intake of ambient fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Eric P. Loewen, Brett J. Dooies, Nicholas F. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10755210
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a method for monitoring a CIP process previously performed. The method includes accessing CIP process data stored in a CIP library. The CIP process data includes CIP phase data associated with a plurality of CIP phases in the CIP process previously performed, equipment data associated with objects used in the CIP process during one or more of the CIP phases, and consumable data associated with consumables consumed by corresponding equipment in the CIP process. In addition, the method includes displaying at least a portion of the CIP process data, and providing a graphical user interface. The graphical user interface is configured to: organize the CIP process data into at least one of (i) a plurality of CIP phases or (ii) consumable data, and sort equipment data according to one or more of the plurality of corresponding CIP phases or corresponding consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Curran, Finn Jensen, Jonathan Kingsbury, Paul Schacht, Juli Young, James Krohn
  • Patent number: 10464234
    Abstract: A concrete mixing apparatus includes: a rotatable mixing drum; an internal combustion engine including an exhaust system for discharging exhaust gas containing carbon dioxide; a diverter pipe connected in fluid communication with the exhaust system and the mixing drum; and means for cooling the exhaust gas upstream of the mixing drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Estes-Haselbach Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Estes, Liv M. Haselbach
  • Patent number: 10215339
    Abstract: A mobile device for discharging a liquid-filled container is disclosed. The device has a closable compartment provided with a closable opening, and an unloading installation in the inner space of the device, coupleable with the container. The unloading installation is able to extract liquid from the container via top unloading and to move it outside of the device, and includes an absorption means for removing liquid vapors which is connectable with the container for the extraction of top liquid vapors. A method for discharging liquid containers, such as unloading benzyl chloride liquid with the mobile device, is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Bruno Stockhem, Sven Lieten, André Verbruggen
  • Patent number: 10170210
    Abstract: A device system for military and/or humanitarian operations, in particular a mobile decontamination system, comprises a plurality of power-operated units, accessory parts and operating supplies, which together determine a functional scope of the device system. The power-operated units, accessory parts and operating supplies are mounted on a base plate by means of a retaining structure, said base plate having a defined placement surface and anchoring elements. The anchoring elements enable detachable anchoring of the base plate together with the retaining structure to a transport means, in particular to a transport vehicle. The retaining structure is formed from a plurality of self-supporting, structurally identical, cuboid-shaped frames, which are arranged next to each other and/or on top of each other and are fastened to the base plate. The frames each have eight corner pieces and twelve edge profile elements, which together enclose a defined storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Popp, Ulli Reinhardt, Daniel Ruprecht
  • Patent number: 10024561
    Abstract: A humidity reducing vent for a washing appliance such as a dishwasher or washing machine employs a jet pumping action allowing a single electric blower to move and mix humid air exhausted from the washing appliance washing chamber and external dry air streams together prior to discharge so as to reduce condensation outside of the washing appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan H. Olson
  • Patent number: 9895044
    Abstract: A method of drying dishes in a dishwasher having a condensation system for extracting liquid from air within a treating chamber of the dishwasher to control the dry cycle of the dishes in the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Roger J. Bertsch, Keeley M. Kabala, Rafael C. Melo, Alvaro Vallejo Noriega
  • Patent number: 9816527
    Abstract: A pump for a dishwasher is configured as an impeller pump having a central water inflow to a rotating impeller for conveying the water in the radial direction out of the impeller into a pump chamber which surrounds the impeller in a ring-like manner and has a heated pump chamber wall on its outer side. Here, the pump has an outlet in the end region of the pump chamber at an axial spacing from the impeller. Heating elements which have a decreasing power output with regard to the area power output in the axial direction of the pump toward the outlet are arranged on the pump chamber wall. An input of energy into the pump chamber can thus be varied and in the process adapted depending on a turbulent or laminar flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Koebrich, Tobias Albert, Volker Block
  • Patent number: 9738461
    Abstract: A system and process for mixing and distributing building materials. This system and process can also include a way or a means for calibrating the mixing of these materials. This system and process can also include a system for tracking the materials that flow through the system, and for controlling the type of material used in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen K. DeGaray, Peter Larsen
  • Patent number: 9740648
    Abstract: A valve control unit includes a data reading/selecting unit, which reads each of signals transmitted onto a serial bus, and selects a flow rate data signal from among the read signals. Therefore, the valve control unit can acquire the flow rate data signal from the serial bus without allowing the flow rate data signal to pass via the master IC. As a result, it is made possible to ensure real time properties of feedback control, which adjusts a needle valve based on a measurement result of a flowmeter, while reducing a load applied to a CPU that controls the master IC. Moreover, it is not necessary to provide an additional instrument for transferring analog signals between slave devices, and accordingly, a size increase and cost increase of an apparatus can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Miyashita, Satoshi Segawa, Naoyuki Osada
  • Patent number: 9687891
    Abstract: A system and method for pipe cleaning are disclosed, which include arranging at least one pump to draw a flow of water from the body of water. An output of the at least one pump is fluidly connected to the pipe through a junction disposed between the one end of the pipe and the free end of the pipe, and the at least one pump is activated to draw the flow of water and provide the flow of water to the pipe through the junction such that a flow of water passes through the pipe to remove the debris. The debris is thus entrained in the flow of water and ejected from the pipe through the free end into the body of water until the pipe is clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Northern Divers USA
    Inventor: Frank Frosolone
  • Patent number: 9445706
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber, a spraying system having a distribution header and at least one aperture provided on the distribution header for spraying wash liquid into the treating chamber, and a recirculation system for recirculating liquid sprayed in the treating chamber to the spraying system. A light assembly is provided on the distribution header, and includes a light source that emits light to a light guide, which in turn distributes light to the treating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William K. Kangas, Praveen Poojary, Michael S. Seeley, Blayne C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9394881
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade (162) and a method of forming a wind turbine blade. The method includes: forming an inner segment (10) of an airfoil, leaving a portion (16) of an inner weave (12) extending from the inner segment; forming an outer segment (18) of the airfoil, leaving a portion (24) of an outer weave (20) extending from the outer segment; overlapping the extending portion of the inner weave with the extending portion of the outer weave; infusing the overlapped extending portions with additional resin; and curing the additional resin to form a monolithic airfoil (160).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: John M. Obrecht
  • Patent number: 9060667
    Abstract: There is provided a sump of a dishwasher having a plurality of nozzles for spraying washing water. The sump includes a sump case for storing the washing water, a sump cover covering the sump case, a self-cleaning filter installed on the sump cover to filter foreign objects contained in the washing water stored in the sump case, a washing pump for pumping out the washing water stored in the sump case, a pump lower receiving the washing pump and providing a soil chamber in which the foreign objects contained in the washing water are accumulated, a washing motor installed on the sump case to drive the washing pump, a drain pump installed on the sump case to drain the washing water, and a drain motor for driving the drain pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hae Deog Jeong, Byung Hwan Ahn, Hung Myong Cho, Sang Woo Woo, Jong Chul Bang
  • Publication number: 20150047679
    Abstract: A dishwasher (2) is provided comprising a washing chamber (8) with a sump (14) and a circulation circuit (16). The circulation circuit (16) comprises the sump (14), a circulation pump (18) and a spraying device (20) for spraying washing liquid into the washing chamber (8). The dishwasher (2) further comprises a reservoir (24) adapted to be connected to water mains, wherein a liquid connection (30) is adapted to transfer liquid from the reservoir (24) to the washing chamber (8). A return system (32) is adapted to transfer liquid from the washing chamber (8) to the reservoir (24). The reservoir (24) is thermally insulated from the washing chamber (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Giuseppe Dreossi, Berndt Krische, Niklas Nordin
  • Publication number: 20150047682
    Abstract: A dewaxing device and a method of recycling chemical solvent used by the dewaxing device are shown. The dewaxing device includes a dewaxing system and a recycling system. The dewaxing system includes a rinsing device and a storage device connected with the rinsing device via a circulation pipe. The recycling system includes a cooling equipment connected with the storage device for cooling mixed solution with wax from the storage device to precipitate wax out of the mixed solution, a filter equipment connected with the cooling equipment for filtering out the precipitated wax, and a recycling trough connected between the filter equipment and the storage device for containing the filtered solution passing through the filter equipment and further conveying the filtered solution back into the storage device to be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20150000713
    Abstract: A dishwasher for treating dishes according to at least one cycle of operation including a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving the dishes, at least one sprayer, a liquid recirculation system, a liquid filtering system including a housing defining and a filter located within the interior and a heater configured to heat liquid that has passed through the inlet opening of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140373882
    Abstract: A treatment liquid supply apparatus supplies a treatment liquid to a predetermined object for treatment of a substrate, and recovers the supplied treatment liquid for reuse. The apparatus includes: a first tank in which the treatment liquid to be supplied to the object is stored; a second tank in which the treatment liquid recovered from the object is stored; a transfer unit which transfers the treatment liquid from the second tank to the first tank; a first temperature regulating unit which regulates the temperature of the treatment liquid to be supplied from the first tank to the object; and a second temperature regulating unit which regulates the temperature of the treatment liquid to be transferred from the second tank to the first tank by the transfer unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Hiroshi YOSHIDA
  • Patent number: 8795779
    Abstract: A system and method is shown for coating an article, including a chamber that can be at least partially open to surrounding air to allow free flow of air through the chamber and recovery of vapor produced during a coating operation within the chamber. The chamber can include a support surface that is adapted to support the article during a coating process, and a coating device within the chamber can be adapted to selectively apply a coating of a fluorocarbon in a fluorinated solvent to at least a portion of an article supported on the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cytonix LLC
    Inventor: James F. Brown
  • Patent number: 8778089
    Abstract: In the dishwasher and the control method therefor of the present invention, the turbidity of washing water is measured and, if it is decided that the level of dirtiness of the tableware is low, then the time over which a heater operates during the washing routine is reduced and, instead, the time over which the heater operates during the rinsing routine is increased. This is advantageous in that it can improve the performance of the drying which is carried out after the rinsing routine. Further, if it is decided that the level of dirtiness of the tableware is high, then the time over which the heater operates during the washing routine is increased and the time over which the heater operates during the rinsing routine is reduced. This is advantageous in that the washing performance can be improved while the overall heater operating time can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Nung Seo Park, Gyeong Ho Moon
  • Publication number: 20140150830
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable and self-contained washing and sanitizing apparatus. The apparatus finds particular application in washing small baby items such as bottles, nipples, teething rings or toys. The apparatus includes a container with a lid, the container housing the items to be washed; an accessory holder connected to the lid for holding infant accessories during washing operations; a water reservoir for storing and collecting wash water; and a housing for interconnecting the container and reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Ellen Semans, George Hardin, Jeff LePori
  • Patent number: 8685169
    Abstract: Disclosed are a substrate processing apparatus, a substrate processing method and a storage medium, capable of removing contaminant materials from a substrate by using SPM liquid (sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide mixture) while preventing degradation of the function of the SPM liquid for removing the contaminant materials. The SPM liquid is filled in a processing bath and the substrate is immersed in the SPM liquid. A heating unit is provided in the circulation path to heat the SPM liquid. A hydrogen peroxide supply line supplements hydrogen peroxide to the SPM liquid in the circulation path. A control unit adjusts the temperature of the SPM liquid to the predetermined temperature in the range of 135° C. to 170° C. based on a temperature detection value and outputs a control signal to supplement the sulfuric acid to compensate for the SPM liquid as the SPM liquid is evaporated by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hironobu Hyakutake, Toshihide Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140007911
    Abstract: A dishwashing appliance is provided that has a heating element shaped to allow a user to access a filter while avoiding contact with the heating element. The heating element is spaced apart from the filter and shaped or positioned relative to the filter such that a user may access the filter for cleaning or replacement while avoiding contact with the heating element. In one embodiment, the heating element extends in the wash chamber along the lateral direction but without crossing the centerline of the wash chamber in front of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher Brandon Ross, Joel Charles Boyer, Errin Whitney Gnadinger
  • Publication number: 20130206176
    Abstract: Provided is a cleaning system including an electrolysis unit that electrolyses a sulphuric acid solution, thereby generating persulphuric acid, an electrolytic solution storage unit that stores the electrolyzed sulphuric acid solution, a first circulation line that circulates the sulphuric acid solution between the electrolysis unit and the electrolytic solution storage unit, a cleaning device that cleans a material subject to cleaning by using the sulphuric acid solution containing the persulphuric acid, a heating unit that heats the sulphuric acid solution used for the cleaning device, a waste liquid storage unit that stores the sulphuric acid solution used by the cleaning device, a second circulation line that transports the sulphuric acid solution electrolyzed by the electrolysis unit via the heating unit to the cleaning device, and circulates the sulphuric acid solution used by the cleaning device for the cleaning via the waste liquid storage unit, and a third circulation line that transports the sulphur
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8506761
    Abstract: An assembly for recycling a solvent from a contaminated solvent solution includes a recycler module including a distillation assembly and an air handler assembly. The distillation assembly includes a distiller and a conduit that includes a condenser and a sight glass. The air handler assembly includes a duct having an intake port, an exhaust port and a source of air flow. The condenser is disposed within the duct and the sight glass is disposed external to the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Publ, David Kisela, Tim Rothwell, Greg Merz, Gary Myers
  • Patent number: 8505560
    Abstract: A support removal apparatus is disclosed for removing water-soluble support material from rapid prototype parts, substantially comprising a retention tank for holding an aqueous cleaning solution; a box manifold hydraulically coupled to the retention tank and equipped with nozzle heads in hydraulic communication with a pump's discharge; a heat chamber for housing a heating element to heat the aqueous cleaning solution to a predetermined temperature range; a drain box hydraulically coupled to the retention tank and a pump's intake to convey the aqueous cleaning solution into and through the box manifold; a thermocouple for maintaining the temperature within an optimal range; a level indicator for measuring the solution level in the retention tank for safe operability of the pump and heating element; a cabinet for housing select components of the support removal apparatus and having an integral work platform, accessible compartments, and a localized water supply; and a microprocessor having communicative capabi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: David Jonathan Tafoya
  • Patent number: 8464736
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for efficiently reclaiming solvents used to clean surfaces of semiconductor wafers, etc. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide a reclaim approach that prevents the evaporation of chemical solvents used to process wafers using proximity heads, by confining hot liquid solvents used to form fluid menisci on the wafer surface with cold liquid solvents of the same chemical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Lenz
  • Publication number: 20130133703
    Abstract: A vaporized material supply apparatus includes: a storage tank for storing a liquid material; a first temperature controller for controlling the storage tank to be at a first temperature; a carrier gas inlet line for introducing a carrier gas into the storage tank; a processing gas outlet line for discharging a processing gas out of the storage tank; a container having an inlet port connecting to the processing gas outlet line and an outlet port via which the processing gas is discharged; an interference member to interfere with flow of the processing gas in the container; and a second temperature controller for controlling the container to be at a second temperature lower than the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Tokyo Electron Limited
  • Publication number: 20130104943
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate treating apparatus. The substrate treating apparatus according to embodiments of the present invention may include a cleaning chamber cleaning foreign objects on a substrate, and a recycling unit recycling by recovering a mixed solution including a first chemical and a second chemical used in cleaning of the substrate, wherein the recycling unit includes a separation unit separating the mixed solution recovered from the cleaning chamber, a recovery line connecting the separation unit and the cleaning chamber and allowing the mixed solution to flow into the separation unit, a decompression line having one end connected to the separation unit and exhausting the mixed solution evaporated from the separation unit, and a decompression unit installed in the decompression line and reducing pressure in the separation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Semes Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130056040
    Abstract: Provided is a dish washer. The dish washer includes a tub configured to accommodate dishes, a sump configured to supply water to the tub, and a water supply device configured to supply water received from an outer source to the sump or the tub. The water supply device includes a body and a plurality of discharge parts. The body includes a water supply passage along which water supplied from an outer source flows and a water chamber in which water supplied through the water supply passage is stored. Water is discharged from the water supply passage to the water chamber through the discharge parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Jungyoup HAN, Jaechul Lee, Yongjin Choi
  • Publication number: 20130048609
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid processing apparatus and a liquid processing method. The liquid processing apparatus includes an ejection port ejecting a first liquid to a wafer, a first liquid supply mechanism supplying sulphuric acid to the ejection port, and a second liquid supply mechanism supplying hydrogen peroxide solution to the ejection port. The first liquid supply mechanism includes a first temperature adjustment mechanism maintaining the first liquid heated to a first temperature, a second temperature adjustment mechanism connected to the first temperature adjustment mechanism, and an ejection line connecting the second temperature adjustment mechanism with the ejection port. The second temperature adjustment mechanism includes a second circulation line and a second heater. The ejection line connects the second circulation line through a switching valve at a location further downstream than the second heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Norihiro Ito, Takashi Nagai
  • Patent number: 8375965
    Abstract: Inventive methods and systems of cleaning patterned integrated circuit (“IC”) substrates are described. The cleaning methods of the present invention include: (1) providing the patterned integrated circuit substrate having thereon poly silicon lines adjacent to each other; (2) charging a solution, which contains at least a solute selected to promote cleaning of the patterned integrated circuit substrate, to produce a charged solution, wherein at least a portion of the solute is present as clusters in the charged solution; and (3) conveying the charged solution for cleaning the patterned integrated circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nano OM, LLC
    Inventor: Suraj Puri
  • Patent number: 8307839
    Abstract: A cleaning appliance is provided for cleaning washware, which cleaning appliance is designed to subject the washware to the action of at least one cleaning fluid in at least one cleaning chamber. The cleaning appliance has a suction-removal apparatus for removing damp air from the cleaning chamber by suction, and at least one heat recovery device. The heat recovery device is designed to draw heat from the damp air and to feed it back to the cleaning appliance by means of a first cooling fluid. The cleaning appliance has a cooling-fluid line with at least one recirculation path and at least one heat accumulator path with at least one latent heat accumulator. The cleaning appliance is designed to conduct the first cooling fluid to the cleaning chamber and/or into a fluid tank via the recirculation path in at least one operating state after said cooling fluid has flowed through the heat recovery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Meiko Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Peukert, Bruno Gaus, Thomas Naeger
  • Patent number: 8291922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dish washing machine, and more particularly to a dish washing machine having a structure in which a bottom surface of the dish washing machine is not wet with water. The dish washing machine includes a washing chamber (150) for washing dishes, a fan (90) for discharging air from the washing chamber (150), a housing for a space to install the fan (90), an exhaust duct (92) for guiding the air from the housing (94) to an outside of the dish washing machine, and a passage for draining water to an outside of the housing (94) whenever the water is present in the housing (94).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Youp Han, Yong Jin Choi, Joon Ho Pyo, Young Hwan Park, Seong Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8262803
    Abstract: A method for cleaning cavities in workpieces, a cleaning device for this purpose and a device for the supply of media to a cleaning device of this type. Supercritical carbon dioxide is introduced into the cavity and the cavity is rinsed. The supercritical carbon dioxide located in the cavity is relieved of pressure after rinsing of the cavity, so that carbon dioxide gas and carbon dioxide snow are formed in the cavity and subsequently driven out of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderüng der Angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Christof Zorn, Ralf Grimme
  • Patent number: 8245718
    Abstract: A pump, particularly for dishwashers, is provided and includes a housing made of a housing bottom, a housing cover, and a heating device disposed in between the bottom and cover for heating a washing fluid. The heating device forms a ring-shaped side wall of the housing. An impeller is arranged in the housing, an intake connection is arranged axially in the housing cover relative to the axis of rotation of the impeller, and a pressure connection is arranged in the housing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Büsing, Anton Oblinger, Bruno Reiter, David Semerad, Christian Wirth
  • Patent number: 8226777
    Abstract: A heat recovery device is provided for recovering thermal energy from a fluid medium, in particular for use in a waste-water system of a dishwasher. The heat recovery device comprises at least one heat exchanger with at least one heat exchanger surface. The heat recovery device further comprises at least one heating device, which is thermally coupled to the heat exchanger surface, and also at least one controller. The controller is designed to carry out a self-cleaning process for the heat exchanger, with the heat exchanger surface being briefly heated by means of the heating device during the self-cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Meiko Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Bruno Gaus, Joachim Kupetz, Denis Lehmann, Thomas Naeger, Thomas Peukert, Vera Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120145194
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a reservoir for storing washing fluid, and a control device configured for calling up at least one dishwashing program for controlling a washing cycle for washing items to be washed in a washing chamber and at least one preheating program for controlling a preheating cycle for preheating washing fluid for a washing cycle separately from each other. The preheating cycle includes a heating phase during which washing fluid is circulated and the circulated washing fluid is heated. The preheating cycle has downstream of the heating phase a pumping phase during which previously circulated and heated washing fluid is pumped into the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Jerg, Michael Georg Rosenbauer, Franz-Josef Wagner
  • Patent number: 8196312
    Abstract: A technology can efficiently dry the high-boiling point solvent contained in the object and achieve the space-saving and energy-saving of a drying apparatus. A drying method for drying an object containing a first solvent while conveying the object into a chamber (38), comprises: a first drying step of drying the object up to a drying point in the prestage of the chamber (38); and a second drying step of forming a vapor atmosphere of a second solvent having a lower boiling point than the first solvent in the chamber (38) and drying the object such that the temperature of the object in an inlet port of the chamber (38) is made to be lower by a predetermined temperature difference than the temperature of the vapor atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8177913
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus comprises a container configured to hold an article to be cleaned, a cleaning solvent dispenser configured to supply a cleaning solvent to the container, an energy generator configured to provide thermal energy to an interior of the container; and a control device in communication with the energy generator and configured to select thermal energy sufficient to sublimate the particles. The cleaning solvent comprises a solvent and nanofabricated particles dispersed therein. The control device controls the energy generator to provide thermal energy to the cleaning solvent in container in which the article is submerged in order to cause sublimation of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 8176926
    Abstract: A cleaning machine, in particular a batch dishwasher, comprising an individual cleaning chamber in which the items to be cleaned are accommodated, a pump which circulates washing liquid within the cleaning chamber, and a further pump which delivers fresh water, and also a boiler which stores and heats fresh water, wherein the boiler has an associated heat exchanger by means of which heat is indirectly or directly transferred from waste water which is stored in a reservoir to the fresh water which is stored in the boiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Meiko Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bruno Gaus, Joachim Kupetz, Denis Lehmann, Thomas Naeger, Thomas Peukert, Vera Schneider
  • Patent number: 8163098
    Abstract: The disclosure features a method of performing a boil-out cleaning process in connection with a fryer. The fryer includes a vat, a vessel for receiving oil drained from the vat, the vessel movable from an under-unit position, an oil drain path leading from an outlet opening of the vat to the pan, and an oil return path from the vessel back to the vat. The oil return path includes a pump. A drain valve is located along the oil drain path. The drain valve is opened to drain oil from the vat into the vessel is opened. The drain valve is closed after draining the oil from the vat. A boil-out cleaning fluid is delivered to the vat and the boil-out cleaning fluid is heated. A boil-out drain path is provided with an inlet positioned for receiving boil-out fluid from the drain valve and an outlet positioned forward of a front of the fryer unit. A container is placed below the outlet of the boil-out drain path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mullaney, Jr., Paul Forrest, Charles Amoss
  • Publication number: 20120085373
    Abstract: A washing system for washing equipment in a milking plant includes a closed flow circuit, a washing liquid source (14), a feeding part (7, 16) adapted to supply washing liquid from the washing liquid source (14) to a first portion (15) of the closed flow circuit and circulating part (10) adapted to circulate the washing liquid in the closed flow circuit during a washing process of the equipment (1, 2, 3, 8). The washing system further includes a heating part (7, 23-28) adapted to supply steam to at least a second vertical portion (19a) of the closed flow circuit during at least a part of the washing process for supplying heat energy to the circulating washing liquid. The second portion (19a) of the closed flow circuit is located at a distance from the first portion (15) of the closed flow circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Epke Bosma
  • Patent number: 8147620
    Abstract: The support removal apparatus comprising in combination a retention tank having a manifold assembly comprising a plurality of nozzle heads, articulating arms or a combination of both in hydraulic communication with the discharge side of a pump, collectively configured for agitating an aqueous cleaning solution; a heating element mounted within the retention tank for heating the aqueous cleaning solution to a predetermined temperature set point; a basket strainer mounted within the retention tank in hydraulic communication with the intake side of the pump to mitigate passage of small rapid prototype parts and residual support material therethrough and into the pump and manifold assembly; a thermocouple for maintaining the temperature within a tolerable range for optimum removal of support material; a level indicator to ensure adequate solution level in the retention tank for operability of the pump and heating element; a cabinet having an interface controller mounted on an exterior panel thereof for setting ti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: David Jonathan Tafoya