With Treating Fluid Purifying Or Separating Means Patents (Class 134/109)
  • Patent number: 10646098
    Abstract: An integrated component for supplying and treating water for a dishwashing machine having a washing tank includes a monolithic body of plastics material, within which an inlet conduit for water, a chamber containing substances with water-softening properties, into which the inlet conduit leads, a salt-containing reservoir arranged in the lowermost portion of the body and having a filler tube for loading the salt and to be connected to the washing tank, a compartment for blowing out vapours having an inlet opening to be connected to the washing tank and an outlet opening, an outlet conduit of water, a conduit for supplying water to the reservoir to produce the brine, and a conduit connecting the reservoir to the chamber are defined. The monolithic body has at least one protrusion, to which a sealing gasket is associated, for the direct connection within an opening of corresponding shape of the washing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BITRON S.P.A.
    Inventor: Enzo Brignone
  • Patent number: 10510527
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to methods and apparatus for mitigating high metal concentrations in photoresist residue and recycling sulfuric acid (H2SO4) in single wafer cleaning tools. In some embodiments, a disclosed single wafer cleaning tool has a processing chamber that houses a semiconductor substrate. A high oxidative treatment unit may apply a high oxidative chemical pre-treatment to the semiconductor substrate to remove a photoresist residue having metal impurities from the semiconductor substrate in a manner that results in a contaminant remainder. A SPM cleaning unit apply a sulfuric-peroxide mixture (SPM) cleaning solution to the semiconductor substrate to remove the contaminant remainder from the semiconductor substrate as an SPM effluent. The SPM effluent is provided to a recycling unit configured to recover sulfuric acid (H2SO4) from the SPM effluent and to provide the recovered H2SO4 to the SPM cleaning unit via a feedback conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Hsiao, Shao-Yen Ku, Tzu-Yang Chung, Shang-Yuan Yu, Wagner Chang
  • Patent number: 10435832
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure relates to a washing machine including a dissolving unit, and the dissolving unit includes: an outer body which is formed to have a hollow interior, and has one side formed to be opened, and the other side having a drain hole; a dissolving cap which is coupled to one side of the outer body so as to store air therein, and has a dissolving inlet port formed to supply water supplied from the outside into the inner body; and a discharge check valve which is installed at the other side of the outer body, and opens and closes the drain hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DONGBU DAEWOO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ui Kun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10429085
    Abstract: The invention solves the problem of hot water flow in a domestic hot water installation. The subject of the installation according to the invention is that on a third cold water branch (13) that feeds the heating device (1) a control switch (4) is installed, said switch (4) is connected by control system (11) with hot water flow forcing device (3) set on a second hot water circulation branch (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Zbigniew Tadeusz Czarko
  • Patent number: 10406493
    Abstract: A diluted solution production method of the present invention is a diluted solution production method of producing a diluted solution of a second liquid by adding the second liquid to a first liquid, the method including feeding the first liquid to a first pipe; and controlling pressure in a tank that stores the second liquid to add, through the second pipe that connects the tank to the first pipe, the second liquid to the first liquid in the first pipe. Adding the second liquid includes measuring a flow rate of the first liquid or the diluted solution that flows through the first pipe; measuring a component concentration of the diluted solution; and controlling the pressure in the tank, based on the measured values of the flow rate and the component concentration, so as to adjust the component concentration of the diluted solution to a specified value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ORGANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Hayashi, Yukinari Yamashita, Koji Yamanaka, Daisaku Yano
  • Patent number: 10292563
    Abstract: A warewasher has at least one treatment system comprising a jet system (60, 61, 62, 63, 202) with at least one jet for spraying treatment liquid onto the items within at least one treatment zone (32, 33, 201), a fresh water system and a control device (10), wherein the fresh water system has at least one water feed (71), with at least one fresh water inlet (70) for the introduction of fresh water into the at least one treatment zone (32, 33, 201) as well as a controllable capacitive deionization unit (50), wherein the at least one cell (50a, 50b) is designed to be operated in a deionization mode and in at least one further operating mode, wherein the control device (10) is designed to change the operating mode of the at least one cell (50a, 50b) in accordance with at least one operating parameter of the warewasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PREMARK FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harald Disch, Dietrich Berner, Klaus Padtberg, Harry Braun
  • Patent number: 10287192
    Abstract: A method of removing food soils from a recirculated washing solution includes adding a flocculating agent to the recirculated washing solution and separating the particulates from the recirculated washing solution using a hydrocyclone. The flocculating agent causes a portion of the food soils to combine into particulates having a higher density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Besse, Brenda L. Tjelta, Daniel M. Osterberg
  • Patent number: 9857282
    Abstract: A particle analyzing apparatus including a particle measuring section that measures a number or concentration of particles in a sample gas; a component analyzing section that measures an amount of each component of the particles in the sample gas; a flow path that branches into a first flow path that introduces the sample gas to the particle measuring section and a second flow path that introduces the sample gas to the component analyzing section; a first adjusting section that is provided in the first flow path and dilutes the sample gas with a dilution gas and introduces the diluted sample gas to the particle measuring section to adjust a measurement range of the particle measuring section; and a second adjusting section that is provided in the second flow path and adjusts an introduction time during which the sample gas is introduced to the component analyzing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Hasegawa, Naoki Takeda, Kazuhiro Koizumi, Takamasa Asano
  • Patent number: 9823175
    Abstract: An apparatus determines soiling of an object and includes a rinsing zone for rinsing off dirt particles built up on an object with a fluid. A collecting arrangement includes a retaining device for capturing the dirt particles rinsed off from the object and a measuring device measures a physical parameter of the captured dirt particles. A transport system moves the dirt particles captured with the retaining device to the measuring device to permit measuring the physical parameter of the captured dirt particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Duerr Ecoclean GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann-Josef David, Egon Kaeske
  • Patent number: 9650018
    Abstract: A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture. Rainwater and other fluids from the collection funnel are directed to a conditioning cartridge where the water is de-ionized and windshield washer fluid is added. The cartridges are designed to be single replaceable units. The mixed fluid from the mixing cartridge is directed to the pre-existing windshield washer reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: WiperFill Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Carroll
  • Publication number: 20150122299
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (3) having more than one side wall (2), wherein the washing process is performed, a door (4) providing access into the tub (3) and a detergent dispenser (5) disposed on the door (4) wherein the chemical substances like detergent, softener and rinse aid are placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Nasir Efe Aras, Orhan Atabey, Nurgul Gokdere
  • Patent number: 8997763
    Abstract: Provided is an example of bin washing system. The bin washing system may include a first solid-liquid separating device, a second solid-liquid separating device, a pump, and an inlet structure. The first solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive a first solid-liquid suspension having first solids and second solids, separate the first solids from the second solids, and dispatch a second solid-liquid suspension having the second solids. The second solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive the second solid-liquid suspension, capture the second solids, and dispatch cleaned water. The pump may be configured to pump cleaning water to the first solid-liquid separating device. The inlet structure may be configured to receive waste water that includes the first and second solids. The bin washing system may be configured to combine the cleaning water pumped by the pump with the waste water to form the first solid-liquid suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Stellar Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Koenen Koehler, Jim David Brozik, Matthew Wendell Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9000000
    Abstract: A system and method of collecting and conditioning rainwater and other moisture, such as dew, from a windshield of a vehicle and utilizing the collected fluid to replenish the fluids in the windshield washer reservoir. A collection funnel is positioned on a vehicle in order to collect rainwater and other moisture. Rainwater and other fluids from the collection funnel are directed to a conditioning cartridge where the water is de-ionized and windshield washer fluid is added. The cartridges are designed to be single replaceable units. The mixed fluid from the mixing cartridge is directed to the pre-existing windshield washer reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: WiperFill Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Carroll
  • Publication number: 20150090648
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an electrochemical softening apparatus that is relatively convenient and inexpensive and a washing machine including the same. The softening apparatus regenerates a zeolite compound that has been used to perform ion exchange using hydrogen ions (H+) generated using an electrochemical method such that the zeolite compound is repeatedly used. Hydrogen ions (H+) generated during a re-softening process are used to remove contaminants due to microorganisms and a scale component. The softening apparatus includes a regeneration unit to generate regeneration water containing hydrogen ions (H+) and a softening unit, including an Ion exchange material regenerated by the regeneration water, to convert raw water containing a hardness component into soft water containing hydrogen ions (H+).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Chang Bae LIM, Hee Jin Park, In Jo Jeong, Katsuhiko Hamanaka
  • Publication number: 20150068565
    Abstract: A water softening apparatus having an improved structure to provide a function of an air brake, a dishwasher including the same and a control method thereof, the water softening apparatus having an air brake assembly and a regeneration tank and configured to soften wash water being supplied from a tub, wherein the air brake assembly including a water supply valve allowing wash water to be introduced therethrough, an ion exchange tank to accommodate an ion exchange resin therein, and a plurality of valves installed on a first path allowing wash water being introduced through the water supply valve to flow toward the ion exchange tank, wherein the regeneration tank is connected to the air brake assembly and accommodates regeneration material configured to purify the ion exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon LEE, Jeong Myeong KIM, Seung Ah JOO
  • Patent number: 8967165
    Abstract: A fluid filtration assembly for a dishwasher system is described. The dishwasher system includes a tub defining a wash chamber configured to receive dishwasher contents. The fluid filtration assembly includes a filter assembly having a filter material, a filter fluid inlet, and a filter fluid outlet. The filter fluid inlet is in flow communication with the wash chamber and the filter material. The filter assembly further includes a cleaning fluid inlet that is configured to backflush the filter material. The filter fluid outlet is in flow communication with both the cleaning fluid inlet and the filter fluid inlet. The fluid filtration assembly further includes a valve assembly in flow communication with the cleaning fluid inlet through a first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Raju Buddharaju, Joel Charles Boyer, Errin Gnadinger, Mark Thomas Fryman, John Dries, Michael Goodman Schroeder, Eric B. Devins, Nicholas Clancy Schooley
  • Patent number: 8951360
    Abstract: An ozone supply module for supplying ozonated water to an appliance that typically includes: an appliance module housing having a water inlet; a water outlet; and an electrical connection for receiving electrical power; a proton exchange membrane cell positioned within the housing; and a water conveying system within the module housing and operably connected to both the water inlet and water outlet. The water conveying system is typically configured to allow water to flow through the deionizing resin and into contact with the proton exchange membrane cell. The module and the proton exchange membrane cell receive electrical power from a home appliance when the module is operably connected to the appliance. The module produces water that contains (dissolved) ozone to be delivered to a chamber within the appliance when the module is in the engaged position with the appliance. The appliance is typically a residential appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Irene M. Brockman, Ehud Levy, Ginger E. Patera, Mark M. Senninger, Cristian A. Soto
  • Patent number: 8945376
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for resuspending and/or collecting blood and/or other types of cells in solution. In one embodiment, cells may be recovered from used surgical sponges and/or other types of surgical articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Cell Recovery LLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Cordisco
  • Patent number: 8919356
    Abstract: An ozone supply module for supplying ozonated water to an appliance that typically includes: an appliance module housing having a water inlet; a water outlet; and an electrical connection for receiving electrical power; a proton exchange membrane cell positioned within the housing; and a water conveying system within the module housing and operably connected to both the water inlet and water outlet. The water conveying system is typically configured to allow water to flow through the deionizing resin and into contact with the proton exchange membrane cell. The module and the proton exchange membrane cell receive electrical power from a home appliance when the module is operably connected to the appliance. The module produces water that contains (dissolved) ozone to be delivered to a chamber within the appliance when the module is in the engaged position with the appliance. The appliance is typically a residential appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Irene M. Brockman, Steven J. Kuehl, Mark M. Senninger
  • Publication number: 20140345649
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for remediating highly contaminated fine soil using multiple micro hydrocyclones that includes: a mill adapted to mix contaminated soil with water and to individualize the soil; a screen adapted to separate the soil introduced from the mill into soil having given particle sizes; a separator adapted to finely separate the soil having particle sizes of less than a given value by particle size from the soil having the given particle sizes separated through the screen; a remediating unit adapted to wash the finely separated soil introduced from the separator by particle size by means of process water for washing; and a filtering unit adapted to separately discharge the soil washed and introduced through the remediating unit and the process water for washing contained in the soil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: HYUNDAI ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungyo Jung, Wan Hyup Kang, Heehun Chae, Junghee Chang
  • Patent number: 8894945
    Abstract: The invention discloses a portable sterilizer for use when filling containers for transporting goods under aseptic conditions, which provides increased transport capacity, more flexible formats and connections for the containers, while facilitating handling of the goods, and which comprises a portable boiler, systems for pre-washing using chemicals and other means necessary for sanitizing all the parts thereof. For washing, it uses chemicals, circulation waters and the hot water (or any other liquid poured into said boiler) produced from the liquid phase inside said portable boiler. The device may include a pump for pressure washing with other types of cleaners, cold water, chemicals, etc.; For sterilizing, it uses the vapour phase of water or other liquids in said portable boiler, ultraviolet rays and/or another means of sterilization, and it is connected between the outlet of the pasteurization system of a production plant and the return lines of said pasteurizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andesocean S.A.
    Inventor: Rodrigo Vergara Pinto
  • Patent number: 8881750
    Abstract: A dishwasher has a wash system with a nozzle system with at least one wash nozzle for spraying wash liquid, a wash tank, and a wash pump by means of which wash liquid collected in the wash tank is fed to the at least one wash nozzle. A dirt-collecting system has at least one tank-covering screen to separate off particles of dirt from the wash liquid. The dirt-collecting system also has a dirt-collecting region arranged in the wash system and is intended for collecting the particles of dirt which have been separated off from the wash liquid with the aid of the tank-covering screen, wherein the dirt-collecting region is open at the top, but closed all the way around the sides, and wherein there is also a dirt-discharging pipe system by means of which the particles of dirt collected in the dirt-collecting region are discharged from the wash system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: PREMARK FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Harry Braun, Harald Disch, Markus Heidt
  • Patent number: 8882928
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling a dishwasher. The dishwasher includes a washing chamber accommodating a dish, a sump storing washing water, and supplying the washing water to the washing chamber, and a filter part provided to the sump, and filtering a foreign substance from the washing water. In the method, a first pump is driven to perform a washing or rinsing process, the first pump is stopped and a second pump is driven for a first set time to perform a discharging process, after the washing or rinsing process, the second pump is stopped and the first pump is driven for a second set time, and the first and second pumps are stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minchul Kim, Kyuhyung Choi
  • Publication number: 20140305471
    Abstract: A system and method for rinsing substrates. In one embodiment, method comprises: a) providing a fixed volume of a rinse fluid in a rinse tool comprising a closed-loop fluid-circuit comprising a rinse tank, a deionizer, a pump, and a recirculation line fluidly coupled to an outlet of the rinse tank and an inlet of the rinse tank; and b) performing a plurality of rinse cycles in the rinse tool, each of the plurality of rinse cycles including: b-1) positioning a batch of substrates in the rinse tank; b-2) circulating the fixed volume of the rinse fluid through the fluid circuit for a rinse time, wherein during said circulation the rinse fluid contacts the batch of substrates, thereby becoming ionically contaminated rinse fluid, the deionizer removing ionic impurities from the ionically contaminated rinse fluid to produce deionized rinse fluid; and b-3) removing the batch of substrates from the rinse tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AKRION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Ismail Kashkoush, Dennis Nemeth, Gim-Syang Chen
  • Patent number: 8844544
    Abstract: A device for filtering a processing liquid in a processing tank includes an opening for recovering a surface-layer processing liquid on a work-discharging side of the tank, a separating part for recovering an intermediate-layer processing liquid on a work-receiving side of the tank, a hopper for recovering a bottom-layer processing liquid on a bottom surface on the work-receiving side, a first processing liquid discharge nozzle on a bottom surface of the tank and which is oriented in an opposite direction to a work-conveying direction and toward the bottom surface, second processing liquid discharge nozzles on both side surfaces of the processing tank and which are oriented in an opposite direction to the work-conveying direction and toward a work, cyclone devices which filter the processing liquids recovered by the opening, the separating part, and the hopper, and which individually separate foreign material, a separating tank, and a screw conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Industria Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Takahashi, Takeshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8828149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method of fabricating a thin film transistor array substrate. The apparatus includes a dip strip part for stripping a photo-resist pattern and a thin film formed on a substrate by using a stripper; a removing part for removing residual photo-resist and thin film from the substrate; and a jet strip part for jetting the stripper to remove residual particles of photo-resist and thin film left on the substrate. The method of fabricating includes dipping a substrate in a stripper, wherein the substrate has a photo-resist pattern and a thin film, the thin film being formed on an entire surface of the substrate so as to cover the photo-resist pattern; removing residual photo-resist and thin film using the stripper; and removing particles of residual photo-resist and thin film left on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Oh Nam Kwon, Heung Lyul Cho
  • Publication number: 20140246054
    Abstract: A tank cleaning system for use at a drilling location, including a first cuttings storage vessel comprising an inlet and an outlet, at least one tank cleaning machine configured to clean a tank, a disposal vessel, and a module including a pump configured to facilitate the transfer of fluids from a clean water vessel to the at least one tank cleaning machine, and a fluid connection configured to facilitate the transfer of fluids from the outlet of the first cuttings storage vessel to the disposal vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jan Thore Eia
  • Publication number: 20140238441
    Abstract: A system for removing particles or deposits from a surface having particles or deposits thereon, the system comprising at least one vessel, at least one enclosure containing a surface having particles or deposits thereon, one or more pumps, and one or more valves; the at least one vessel suitable for holding a chemical composition; wherein the at least one vessel is in fluid communication with the at least one enclosure, and the at least one enclosure is in fluid communication with the at least one vessel, to form at least a primary chemical composition circulation loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Fujifilm Planar Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Saeed Mohseni, Deepak Mahulikar, Elizabeth Gramm
  • Publication number: 20140230862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for commissioning steam turbine generator power plants to advance the cleanliness of the complete steam cycle by the conditioned discharge of steam to the plant surface condenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher J. Bloch
  • Patent number: 8807149
    Abstract: This invention is generally directed to a new metal parts quenching medium recycling apparatus. This device is composed of a heating furnace, a spray rinsing chamber, a immersion cleaning tank, a washing chamber, a liquid storage tank, a quenching chamber and a molten and mixing tank. At one side of a thermal insulation door, a liquid transportation pipeline is connected with the circulation pump that is installed in the liquid storage tank; at another side of the thermal insulation door, a pipeline that transports the spray rinsing water is connected with the spray rinsing chamber. In present invention, the recovering and recycling of quenching media is carried out automatically in the molten and mixing tank, providing a minimized workload and safely procedure to recover and recycle the quenching media. This procedure eliminates both the loss of the quenching media, and the related environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Changzhi Fu, Yuxuan Fu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140196753
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for regenerating spent ion exchange resin and recovering regenerant fluid is described. A regeneration system has a regeneration vat, a regeneration solution tank, a regenerant recovery tank, a chemical dispenser, a solids separator, a pH adjuster and a pump. The regeneration vat holds the spent resin and is connected to the regeneration solution tank to allow transfer of regenerant solution into the regeneration vat. Spent regenerant fluid travels to the regenerant recovery tank, where it is treated with chemicals provided from the chemical dispenser. The solids separator receives the treated regenerant liquid and separates precipitate flocs from the treated regenerant liquid. The concentration of chloride ions in the separated regenerant solution can be adjusted by the pH adjuster to form fresh regenerant solution. The pump pumps the fresh regenerant solution to the regenerant solution tank to regenerate additional spent cation exchange resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: RAYNE DEALERSHIP CORPORATION
    Inventors: H. Martin JESSEN, Eric John DOLE, David MORGAN
  • Publication number: 20140151271
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus of removing contaminants such as salts, hydrocarbon, chemicals, minerals, and metals from materials such as sand, soil, gravel, drill cuttings, and other solids, and reclaiming contaminants and materials for reuse. The invention is scalable in size and capability, economic to construct and operate and reliable in operation and performance. The invention slurries contaminated material with a solution. Transports the slurried material throughout a hydraulic chamber, where the contaminants become more associated with the solution than the material. The invention then separates the processed material and contaminated solution into unique reclaimed components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Beaird, Steven Dowdy, Darren Segrest
  • Publication number: 20140144474
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and systems for making and/or cleaning semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a semiconductor device can be formed including a metal layer and a photoresist polymer. During formation, the semiconductor device can be cleaned in a cleaning chamber by a first cleaning solution provided from a solution supply device. After this cleaning process, a second cleaning solution containing metal ions and/or polymer residues can be produced and processed in a solution processing device to at least partially remove the metal ions and/or polymer residues to produce a third cleaning solution for re-use. In an exemplary fabrication or cleaning system, the solution processing device may be configured connecting to either an inlet or an outlet of the cleaning chamber. After cleaning, the semiconductor device can be processed to include a metal plug or an interconnect wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.
    Inventor: ZHUGEN YUAN
  • Publication number: 20140137903
    Abstract: A dust removing device includes a dust-proof chamber, a spraying mechanism, and a recycling mechanism. A dust-proof chamber defines the work space. A spraying mechanism includes a plurality of spraying nozzles mounted on the dust-proof chamber for spraying water into the dust-proof chamber. A recycling mechanism is placed under the dust-proof chamber, and communicates with the dust-proof chamber for recycling the water which contains the dust removed, and avoiding the build-up of dust in air extraction pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MI-CHIEN CHEN, YU-LIANG CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20140137904
    Abstract: A modular recycler and heavy duty parts washer apparatus for use with a reservoir containing a cleaning solution includes a recycler unit for recycling the cleaning solution that is contained in the reservoir, a wash basin and cabinet surrounding an internal cavity and including an inner facing surface and a track on the inner facing surface sized and configured to support a platform, and the platform being structured to move inwards and outwards from the internal cavity along the tracks of the cabinet, and the platform having a top side that is adapted for removable mounting of the reservoir and recycler unit thereon, wherein the combined assembly of the platform, reservoir and recycler unit can moved inwards and outwards of the internal cavity along the tracks of the cabinet. Each of the recycler unit, cabinet, wash basin and reservoir are individually replaceable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SystemOne Technologies
    Inventors: Carlos R. Suarez, Christopher Hiatt
  • Publication number: 20140116467
    Abstract: A method for treating contaminated sand from a production waste pit, the method includes pre-treating the contaminated sand to recover at least one non-radioactive contaminant from the contaminated sand, washing the contaminated sand with a dissolver solution and water to remove naturally occurring radioactive material from the sand, recovering the dissolver solution from the sand, treating the water to remove all contaminants, and collecting the treated sand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: OILFIELD MINERAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED, M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LIMITED, OILFIELD MINERAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20140109933
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a cleaning apparatus of magnetic nanoparticles and a cleaning method of magnetic nanoparticles using the same. The cleaning apparatus of magnetic nanoparticles includes: a cleaning bath into which a solvent and magnetic nanoparticles are fed; a magnet member that is formed at a lower portion of the cleaning bath to separate the magnetic nanoparticles; and a discharge means that discharges the solvent from which the magnetic nanoparticles are separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Seo, Tae Ho Kim, Young Ku Lyu, Kwang Myung Kim, Kwan Lee, Dong Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20140083457
    Abstract: A system for treating water for subsequent consumption by animals. Illustratively, the system includes a wastewater treatment facility configured to treat wastewater effluent from an egg washer for subsequent consumption by egg producing birds. Further illustratively, stormwater run off collected from the facility is treated for subsequent consumption by the birds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Krouse
  • Publication number: 20140083458
    Abstract: Provided is a stripping solution recycling system using a photoresist stripping solution that strips a photoresist without damaging a Cu film or reducing the adhesiveness to a layer deposited on the Cu film, when a Cu film or Cu alloy film on a large-area substrate is wet-etched to make wiring or the like. The stripping solution recycling system has a resist stripping device for repeatedly using a stripping solution; a distillation and regeneration device for distilling the stripping solution in the waste tank; a component analyzer for investigating the composition ratio of the main agent and the polar solvent in the separated liquid; a preparation device for preparing the mixed solution; and a supply tank for storing the mixed solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichirou Fuchigami, Norio Yamaguchi, Masahiko Aikou, Koji Shimizu, Hiroyoshi Takezawa
  • Patent number: 8671961
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning and conditioning the surface of a semiconductor substrate such as wafer includes a rotatable chuck, a chamber, a rotatable tray for collecting cleaning solution with one or more drain outlets, multiple receptors for collecting multiple cleaning solutions, a first motor to drive chuck, and a second motor to drive the tray. The drain outlet in the tray can be positioned directly above its designated receptor located under the drain outlet. The cleaning solution collected by the tray can be guided into designated receptor. One characteristic of the apparatus is having a robust and precisely controlled cleaning solution recycle with minimum cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Voha Nuch, David Wang, Yue Ma, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Yunwen Huang, Liangzhi Xie, Chuan He
  • Publication number: 20140060597
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a tub having a front defining an outer periphery, a treating chamber defined by the tub and having an open face located at the front of the tub and within the outer periphery, and a cover selectively closing the open face. A usable space configured to receive a component of the dishwasher can be at least partially defined by the outer periphery of the tub. The cover is sized to overlie the usable space when the cover closes the open face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rodney M. WELCH
  • Publication number: 20140042029
    Abstract: A system for rinsing electrodialysis electrodes includes an anode input coupled to an anode of an electrodialysis (ED) system for receiving a first fluid from the anode. The first fluid is for removing ions from the anode. The system also includes an anode output coupled to the anode of the ED system for providing the first fluid to the anode. The system includes a cathode input coupled to a cathode of the ED system for receiving a second fluid from the cathode. The second fluid is for removing ions from the cathode of the ED system. The system also includes a cathode output coupled to the cathode of the ED system for providing the second fluid to the cathode. The system includes an air stripper for receiving the first and/or second fluid, and for removing oxygen and/or a chlorine gas from the first and/or second fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Enviro Water Minerals Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Steven Wallace
  • Publication number: 20130333726
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a substrate processing apparatus including: a processing chamber configured to process a substrate; a fluid supply source configured to supply a substrate processing fluid used in processing for the substrate in a predetermined pressure; a constant pressure supplying path configured to supply the substrate processing fluid from the fluid supply source to the processing chamber in a predetermined pressure without boosting the pressure of the substrate processing liquid; a boosted pressure supplying path configured to boost the pressure of the substrate processing fluid from the fluid supply source into a predetermined pressure by a booster mechanism and supply the pressure boosted substrate processing fluid to the processing chamber; and a control unit configured to switch over the constant pressure supplying path and the boosted pressure supplying path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Gentaro GOSHI, Kazuyuki MITSUOKA, Gen YOU, Hiroki OHNO, Takehiko ORII, Takayuki TOSHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130319484
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate treating apparatus. The substrate treating apparatus includes a container providing a space in which a supercritical fluid flows or is received, a recovery tube having one end connected to the container to discharge the supercritical fluid within the container, the recovery tube including a valve, and a waste tube connected to the container to discharge the supercritical fluid within the container, the waste tube including a safety valve. The recovery tube having the other end connected to a recovery container in which the supercritical fluid discharged from the container is received for reusing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Yong-Hyoun CHOI, Jung-Sun PARK, Pil-Kyun HEO
  • Publication number: 20130312791
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to fluid filtering systems and methods for use during semiconductor processing. One or more embodiments are directed to fluid filtering systems and methods for filtering ions and particles from a fluid as the fluid is being provided to a semiconductor wafer processing tool, such as to a semiconductor wafer cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Zhang, Laertis Economikos, Wei-Tsu Tseng, Adam Ticknor
  • Patent number: 8580042
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning and conditioning the surface of a semiconductor substrate such as wafer includes a rotatable chuck, a chamber, a rotatable tray for collecting cleaning solution with one or more drain outlets, multiple receptors for collecting multiple cleaning solutions, a first motor to drive chuck, and a second motor to drive the tray. The drain outlet in the tray can be positioned directly above its designated receptor located under the drain outlet. The cleaning solution collected by the tray can be guided into designated receptor. One characteristic of the apparatus is having a robust and precisely controlled cleaning solution recycle with minimum cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Voha Nuch, David Wang, Yue Ma, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Yunwen Huang, Liangzhi Xie, Chuan He
  • Publication number: 20130291894
    Abstract: Provided is an example of bin washing system. The bin washing system may include a first solid-liquid separating device, a second solid-liquid separating device, a pump, and an inlet structure. The first solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive a first solid-liquid suspension having first solids and second solids, separate the first solids from the second solids, and dispatch a second solid-liquid suspension having the second solids. The second solid-liquid separating device may be configured to receive the second solid-liquid suspension, capture the second solids, and dispatch cleaned water. The pump may be configured to pump cleaning water to the first solid-liquid separating device. The inlet structure may be configured to receive waste water that includes the first and second solids. The bin washing system may be configured to combine the cleaning water pumped by the pump with the waste water to form the first solid-liquid suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew Koenen Koehler, Jim David Brozik, Matthew Wendell Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8551257
    Abstract: A cleaning system can include a noble gas, and one or more vessels configured to convert the noble gas into a supercritical fluid, and/or receive and clean an article of manufacture with the noble gas in the supercritical fluid state. A cleaning process can include converting a noble gas into a supercritical fluid state; and cleaning an article of manufacture with the noble gas in the supercritical fluid state so as to remove one or more contaminates from the article of manufacture. A cleaning composition can include a noble gas in a supercritical fluid state, and a textile article of manufacture having one or more contaminates located in the supercritical noble gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William B. Carlson, Gregory D. Phelan, Philip A. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20130255731
    Abstract: In situ cleaning systems and methods of use are disclosed and provide cleaning use solutions with minimal chemical additives providing environmentally-friendly cleaning compositions. The in situ cleaning system provides one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, providing a cleaning use solution to a washing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Kim R. Smith, Keith E. Olson, Erik C. Olson, Michael S. Rischmiller