With Spray Or Jet Supplying And/or Applying Means Patents (Class 134/198)
  • Patent number: 11958022
    Abstract: A polymer handling method for a polycrystalline silicon manufacturing device, wherein the polymer byproducts are treated in a manner that the silicon polymers are hydrolyzed. The method creates a heated treatment gas with a moisture content that both treats the polymer to a depth of about 0.25 mm to prohibit formation of the friction and shock sensitive layer near the polymer surface and keeps the hydrolyzed polymer humidified. Furthermore the polymer handling method includes inactivation of the polymer, removal of the polymer of the system and disposal of the polymer after removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation (MIPSA), HIGH-PURITY SILICON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wes Teichmiller, Bryan H. Nettles, Mark Servos, Matthias A. Colomb
  • Patent number: 11945415
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted sensor cleaning device cleans a sensing surface of a vehicle-mounted sensor. The vehicle-mounted sensor cleaning device includes a gas nozzle spraying a gas toward the sensing surface, a gas supply device supplying the gas to the gas nozzle, and a control section controlling operation of the gas supply device. A predetermined value is set in the control section, for indicating an abnormal state of detection accuracy of the vehicle-mounted sensor based on detection accuracy information of an object which is obtained from the vehicle-mounted sensor. A gas supply threshold value is also set, for use in operating the gas supply device to direct a supply of the gas toward the sensing surface before the detection accuracy information becomes equal to or lower than the predetermined value. If the detection accuracy information has become lower than the gas supply threshold value, the control section operates the gas supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Hayashi, Kohei Toyama
  • Patent number: 11918166
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for an appliance includes a housing. The housing defines a loading chamber. A corkscrew coil is rotatably mounted in the loading chamber, and a motor is coupled to the corkscrew coil. Additionally, a chute defines an opening at an end of the corkscrew coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Martinez Mendez, Rose Marie Connelly
  • Patent number: 11904367
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes an imaging section, a protective cover in a field of view of the imaging section, a vibrator to vibrate the protective cover, a piezoelectric driver to drive the vibrator, a cleaning liquid discharger to discharge a cleaner onto a surface of the protective cover, and a signal processing circuit to control the piezoelectric driver. The signal processing circuit controls the piezoelectric driver such that the protective cover is vibrated at a resonant frequency for a predetermined period after the cleaning liquid is caused to be discharged and controls the piezoelectric driver such that, after the predetermined period, vibration of the protective cover is stopped or the protective cover is vibrated at a frequency other than the resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Mori
  • Patent number: 11883858
    Abstract: The substrate processing apparatus includes: a nozzle having a spout and adapted to spout SPM from the spout toward a substrate; a mixing portion communicating with the spout; a sulfuric acid-containing liquid supply device which recovers liquid supplied to and expelled from the substrate held by a substrate holding unit, prepares a sulfuric acid-containing liquid from the recovered liquid, and supplies the prepared sulfuric acid-containing liquid to the mixing portion; and a control device. The control device performs: a sulfuric acid-containing liquid preparing step of recovering SPM supplied to and expelled from the substrate and preparing the sulfuric acid-containing liquid; and an SPM spouting step of supplying the prepared sulfuric acid-containing liquid and hydrogen peroxide water to the mixing portion, mixing the sulfuric acid-containing liquid and hydrogen peroxide water together in the mixing portion to prepare SPM, and spouting the prepared SPM from the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Kenji Kawaguchi, Toru Endo, Kota Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 11865592
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a protection cover, a vibrator, a piezoelectric driver, and a signal processing circuit. When the signal processing circuit determines that foreign matter is adhered to a surface of the protection cover, it controls the piezoelectric driver such that vibration of the protection cover has a vibration acceleration of about 1.5×105 m/s2. When the signal processing circuit determines that the foreign matter is adhered to the surface of the protection cover when control of the driver such that vibration of the protection cover has a prescribed vibration acceleration, the protection cover is warmed with a warmer. After the protection cover is warmed, the signal processing circuit controls the piezoelectric driver such that vibration of the protection cover has a resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noritaka Kishi
  • Patent number: 11848217
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for cleaning substrate without damaging patterned structure on the substrate using ultra/mega sonic device, comprising: applying liquid into a space between a substrate and an ultra/mega sonic device; setting an ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after micro jet generated by bubble implosion and before said micro jet generated by bubble implosion damaging patterned structure on the substrate, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f2 and power P2 to drive said ultra/mega sonic device; after temperature inside bubble cooling down to a set temperature, setting said ultra/mega sonic power supply at frequency f1 and power P1 again; repeating above steps till the substrate being cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: ACM Research (Shanghai) Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Xi Wang, Fuping Chen, Fufa Chen, Jian Wang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Yinuo Jin, Zhaowei Jia, Jun Wang, Xuejun Li
  • Patent number: 11823914
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing heat treatment with respect to a substrate is provided. The apparatus for treating the substrate includes a substrate support member to seat a substrate on the substrate support member, a treating bowl to surround the substrate support member, a base plate provided to face a bottom surface of the substrate seated on the substrate support member, and an edge nozzle member mounted on the base plate to spray a treating liquid to a bottom edge part of the substrate seated on the substrate support member. The edge nozzle member includes a main body mounted on the base plate, a nozzle arm to mount an edge nozzle on the nozzle arm to slidably move on the main body, and a fixing member to maintain the nozzle arm at a setting position on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunwoo Park, Daesung Kim
  • Patent number: 11805964
    Abstract: A dispensing apparatus for an appliance includes a housing assembly which defines a loading chamber and a dispensing chamber. The dispensing chamber is separate from the loading chamber within the housing assembly. The dispensing apparatus includes a corkscrew coil rotatably mounted in the loading chamber of the housing. A motor is coupled to the corkscrew coil. Additionally, there is a first door positioned at a first opening defined by the housing assembly at the loading chamber. The first door is configured to selectively open and close the first opening. A second door positioned at a second opening is defined by the housing assembly at the chute. The second door is configured to selectively open and close the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Martinez Mendez, Rose Marie Connelly
  • Patent number: 11752982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides automatic cleaning system and method. The automatic cleaning system includes a control unit, a Micro Control Unit (MCU), a cleaning device and a sensor device. The control unit is configured to determine a cleaning type for cleaning a protective cover of a camera based on an image captured by the camera and the measured temperature and humidity on the outer surface of the protective cover. The control unit is also configured to generate a cleaning instruction based on the cleaning type. The control unit is also configured to send the instruction to the MCU. The MCU is configured to control the cleaning device to clean the protective cover of the camera in accordance with the cleaning instruction in response to receiving the instruction sent from the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING TUSEN WEILAI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Jie Sun
  • Patent number: 11745289
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system may include a build platform configured to receive a particulate, a particulate dispenser configured to deposit the particulate onto said build platform, a consolidation device configured to consolidate at least a portion of the particulate to form a component, a first actuator assembly configured to rotate said build platform about a rotation axis at a first speed, and a second actuator assembly configured to rotate said shaft about the rotation axis at a second speed different from the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Carter, Pawan Sudhindra Rao, Christopher James Hayden, Michael Robert Tucker
  • Patent number: 11737642
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dishwasher and a method of controlling the same. The dishwasher may determine an amount of foam in a wash space using a turbidity sensor measuring a turbidity value of wash water. Additionally, the dishwasher may perform a foam removal operation based on the amount of the foam in the wash space. In this case, the turbidity value measured by the turbidity sensor may be used. The foam removal operation may include a drainage operation, a water supply operation, and a wash operation that are consecutively performed, and may be performed in one or more of a pre-wash course, a main wash course, and a heating and rinsing course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changwoo Son, Junhwa Song
  • Patent number: 11731453
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a paint application roller brush includes a generally cylindrical transparent main body sized for removably receiving the paint application roller brush a first end including end fitting in sealing engagement with the main cylindrical body and adapted with a water inlet adapted with a manually actuated on/off valve, a second end including an end fitting in sealing engagement with the main cylindrical body and adapted with a removable cap, a cap adapted with at least one aperture forming a water outlet, and a flexible inner liner disposed in surrounding relation with the paint applicator roller whereby pressure applied to said liner causes the liner to compress the paint application roller brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Brian Garland
  • Patent number: 11697400
    Abstract: A gas ejection apparatus ejects gas by use of a compressor that compresses the gas, and the gas ejection apparatus includes a detector and a microcomputer. The detector detects a signal relating to an ejection target device. The microcomputer controls the compressor to change a number of times of ejection of the gas in accordance with an amount of time elapsing between a detection of the signal by the detector and a next detection of the signal by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Tsukazaki, Toru Yamaguchi, Minoru Hirashima
  • Patent number: 11668494
    Abstract: A solar panel washing assembly for automatically cleaning solar panels includes a plurality of solar panels that is each positionable on a support surface to be exposed to sunlight. A fluid supply pipe is fluidly coupled to a pressurized water source w to receive pressurized water and a control unit is positioned proximate the support surface. The control unit is fluidly coupled to the fluid supply pipe to receive the pressurized water. A plurality of distribution pipes is each fluidly coupled to the control unit to receive the pressurized water when the control unit actuated into the open condition. A plurality of spray nozzles is each fluidly coupled to a respective one of the distribution pipes to spray the pressurized water onto a respective solar panel to clean the respective solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Victor Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11670603
    Abstract: A micro-component comprises a component substrate having a first side and an opposing second side. Fenders project from the first and second sides of the component substrate and include first-side fenders extending from the first side and a second-side fender extending from the second side of the component substrate. At least two of the first-side fenders have a non-conductive surface and are disposed closer to a corner of the component substrate than to a center of the component substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventors: António José Marques Trindade, Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 11659974
    Abstract: A method for cleaning dishes in a warewasher is provided: It may include filling a sump with hot water, dispensing detergent into the sump, running a wash cycle, draining the used hot water and detergent from the sump after the wash cycle, flushing the sump, filling the sump with the aqueous ozone solution, and running a rinse cycle with the aqueous ozone solution. A warewasher is provided: It may include a timer, a wash chamber, a sump, a hot water fill solenoid configured to direct hot water into the sump, a chemical dispenser, at least one spray arm, a circulation pump, an ozone generator assembly configured to provide aqueous ozone solution to the sump, and a drain assembly. The timer may control the hot water fill solenoid, the chemical dispenser, the circulation pump, the ozone generator assembly, and the drain assembly to effectuate a cleaning sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Insinger Machine Co.
    Inventors: Mark A. Ferguson, James S. Calhoun, Ari B. Cantor
  • Patent number: 11638939
    Abstract: A mobile panel maintenance system including a mobile panel maintenance unit having a base supported for translational motion over a surface within a panel array and a carriage movably mounted to the base to position a panel maintenance assembly in relation to a panel surface for panel maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Steam Tech, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Hartman, James L. Hartman
  • Patent number: 11635694
    Abstract: A method for making a negative-working lithographic printing plate includes subjecting an image-wise exposed, developed, and dried plate precursor to UV LED radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: AGFA Offset BV
    Inventors: Peter Hendrikx, Katleen Himschoot, Sam Verbrugghe
  • Patent number: 11583969
    Abstract: A machine tool chip removal device including a coupling interface to couple with a rotatable spindle of a machine tool to facilitate rotation of the machine tool chip removal device about an axis at a rotational speed. The chip removal device can also include a main fluid channel with an opening to receive pressurized fluid from the machine tool. The chip removal device can further include a first fluid delivery channel and a second fluid delivery channel to direct fluid in different directions. Each fluid delivery channel can be in fluid communication with the main fluid channel. In addition, the chip removal device can include one or more valves associated with the first and second fluid delivery channels to selectively allow fluid passage from the main fluid channel to the fluid delivery channels. The one or more valves can be actuated by varying fluid pressure and/or rotational speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Erik T. Dale, Paul D. Nowakowski, Raymundo Blanco
  • Patent number: 11548479
    Abstract: A micro-sized structure and construction method for a fluidic oscillator wash or spray nozzle (100 or 250) has a nozzle housing (110 or 252) enclosing an interior cavity (112 or 262) which receives an insert (114 or 254) having internal fluid passages defining first and second power nozzles (120, 122 or 280, 282). The power nozzles receive pressurized fluid (130) flowing through the interior cavity of the housing, where the fluid flows into the cavity at the bottom of the housing and flows upwardly to inlets (140, 142) for the power nozzles so that accelerating first and second fluid flows are aimed by the power nozzles toward one another in an interaction region (154 or 284) which exhausts laterally along a spray axis through a horn-shaped throat defined partly within the insert and partly within the flared spray outlet orifice (160 or 290) defined through the sidewall (162) in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DLHBOWLES, INC.
    Inventors: Shridhar Gopalan, Chunling Zhao, Zachary Kline
  • Patent number: 11548741
    Abstract: Conventionally, loading and unloading pallets occurred in a factory like environment, wherein traditional systems were used for stacking pallets vertically for retrieval thereof. However, these pallets arrive from a roller conveyer and such set-ups are purely based on the concept of storage purpose and lack in palletizing and depalletizing in effective manner. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide pallet loading and unloading apparatus for automated objects manipulation, wherein pallet(s) from a forklift jack arrives on a linear slider assembly for movement of pallet from loading area to manipulating area using two double-sided cylinders associated thereof. Rollers comprised in apparatus provide flexibility to linear slider to slide freely on top. Manipulator performs palletizing and depalletizing as applicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Venkat Raju Chintalapalli Patta, Venkatesh Prasad Bangalore Srinivas, Swagat Kumar, Rajesh Sinha
  • Patent number: 11484184
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dishwasher and a method of controlling the same. The dishwasher may determine an amount of foam in a wash space using a turbidity sensor measuring a turbidity value of wash water. Additionally, the dishwasher may perform a foam removal operation based on the amount of the foam in the wash space. In this case, the turbidity value measured by the turbidity sensor may be used. The foam removal operation may include a drainage operation, a water supply operation, and a wash operation that are consecutively performed, and may be performed in one or more of a pre-wash course, a main wash course, and a heating and rinsing course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changwoo Son, Junhwa Song
  • Patent number: 11469117
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus processes a substrate having an upper side and a rear side. The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holder, a filler feeder, and a first cleaning liquid feeder. The substrate holder rotates the substrate while holding a central portion of the rear side of the substrate. The filler feeder feeds filler to the upper side of the substrate held by the substrate holder. The first cleaning liquid feeder feeds a cleaning liquid to the rear side of the substrate held by the substrate holder. The first cleaning liquid feeder feeds the cleaning liquid to an area, held by the substrate holder, of the rear side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yasunori Kanematsu, Hitoshi Nakai, Manabu Okutani
  • Patent number: 11406242
    Abstract: A dishwasher having a treating chamber with one or more sprayers through which liquid is recirculated into the treating chamber, whereby the impact of the spray emitted from the sprayers impacts the structure forming the treating chamber to generate noise. Damping material is applied to structure forming the treating chamber to reduce the sound level of the impact exterior of the dishwasher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata Dirisala, Daniel J. Lesko, Aaron P. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11345016
    Abstract: The solar energy and solar farms are used to generate energy and reduce dependence on oil (or for environmental purposes). The maintenance, operation, optimization, and repairs in big farms become very difficult, expensive, and inefficient, using human technicians. Thus, here, we teach using the robots with various functions and components, in various settings, for various purposes, to improve operations in big (or hard-to-access) farms, to automate, save money, reduce human mistakes, increase efficiency, or scale the solutions to very large scales or areas, e.g., for repair, operation, calibration, testing, maintenance, adjustment, cleaning, improving the efficiency, and tracking the Sun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BTPATENT LLC
    Inventor: Saied Tadayon
  • Patent number: 11318504
    Abstract: The substrate processing apparatus includes: a nozzle having a spout and adapted to spout SPM from the spout toward a substrate; a mixing portion communicating with the spout; a sulfuric acid-containing liquid supply device which recovers liquid supplied to and expelled from the substrate held by a substrate holding unit, prepares a sulfuric acid-containing liquid from the recovered liquid, and supplies the prepared sulfuric acid-containing liquid to the mixing portion; and a control device. The control device performs: a sulfuric acid-containing liquid preparing step of recovering SPM supplied to and expelled from the substrate and preparing the sulfuric acid-containing liquid; and an SPM spouting step of supplying the prepared sulfuric acid-containing liquid and hydrogen peroxide water to the mixing portion, mixing the sulfuric acid-containing liquid and hydrogen peroxide water together in the mixing portion to prepare SPM, and spouting the prepared SPM from the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Kenji Kawaguchi, Toru Endo, Kota Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 11298726
    Abstract: A cleaner and a cleaning device are disclosed. The cleaner includes: a guide rail; a lifting lever, one end of which is disposed on the guide rail and capable of moving along the guide rail; a feed pipe, disposed inside the lifting lever; and a nozzle, disposed on an end portion of one end of the lifting lever away from the guide rail and communicated with the feed pipe. The lifting lever is configured to allow the nozzle to be away from or close to the guide rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Xu, Pengfei Xu, Jiajia Shan, Kai Wu
  • Patent number: 11166614
    Abstract: A spray system assembly for a household appliance, such as a dishwasher, wherein the spray system assembly can include a diverter housing with a diverter valve, a sprayer mount, and a rotatable sprayer. The rotatable sprayer can include a hub and a spray head. The hub of the rotatable sprayer is removably attached to the sprayer mount that is coupled to the diverter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mohan Takale, Joseph Allen Gregory, Lisa M. Fehner
  • Patent number: 11077536
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface. The first barrier includes a solid first body having a first flat bottom surface and having a first leading surface configured to contact the used polishing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 11059069
    Abstract: A liquid material discharge device includes a discharge member made of a rod-shaped body, a liquid chamber which is wider than the discharge member and in which a tip portion of the discharge member is disposed, a discharge port in communication with the liquid chamber, a liquid feed path establishing communication between the liquid chamber and a liquid material storage container, a drive device driving the discharge member, and a main body. The liquid material discharge device further includes an elongate insert member that is removably inserted into the liquid feed path without cutting the communication between the liquid chamber and the liquid material storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 10993600
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided that may include a tub configured to define a washing space in which a washing object is washed, the tub having an open side, a first accommodating rack configured to accommodate the washing object inside of the tub, the first accommodating rack being unloadable from the tub, and a door configured to selectively open and close the open side of the tub, the door supporting the first accommodating rack when the first accommodating rack is unloaded. The tub may include a first protrusion protruding from an inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to support the first accommodating rack and guide movement of the first accommodating rack, and a second protrusion provided above the first protrusion and protruding from the inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to prevent the first accommodating rack from being lifted upward when the first accommodating rack is unloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungsik Kim, Minchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10967483
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 10939797
    Abstract: The dishwasher includes a cabinet provided with a washing space inside thereof, and a nozzle unit for spraying washing water into the washing space. The nozzle unit includes a first unit body and a second unit body. Any one of the first and second unit bodies includes a first coupling rib formed along at least a portion of the periphery and a second coupling rib spaced apart from the first coupling rib by a predetermined distance. The other of the first and second unit bodies includes a third coupling rib inserted between the first and second coupling ribs and a second coupling rib located inside the third coupling rib, and stepped ribs configured to face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Wan Yoo, Buesing Johannes
  • Patent number: 10934502
    Abstract: A cleaning product including a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser and includes: i) from about 5 to about 15% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent, the surfactant system and the glycol ether solvent are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10919500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning device (100) intended for spraying at least one fluid onto a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical sensor of an optical detection system, in which a movable piston (3), sliding inside a hollow body (1) about a stationary rod extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and carrying a cleaning fluid distribution element (8, 9) at one end, allows a fluid to be conveyed towards the distribution element (8, 9) via passage channels (12) arranged between the piston and the rod and having different axial dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Giraud
  • Patent number: 10882077
    Abstract: The present application provides a cleaning apparatus and a cleaning method. The cleaning apparatus includes two wiping parts opposite to each other, a connection part and a cleanliness detection device. The two wiping parts defines a space therebetween to accommodate a part to be cleaned. The two wiping parts are connected through the connection part. The cleanliness detection device is configured to detect cleanliness of the part to be cleaned. The connection part is configured to control a distance between the two wiping parts based on the detected cleanliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Le Yang, Fashun Li
  • Patent number: 10850344
    Abstract: A robot includes: a robot body including a plurality of joints, and a cleaning mechanism provided to the robot body and configured to clean a predetermined cleaning target site of the robot body to which a foreign material is likely to adhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Akita, Masaaki Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10743740
    Abstract: A spray system assembly for a household appliance, such as a dishwasher, wherein the spray system assembly can include a diverter housing with a diverter valve, a sprayer mount, and a rotatable sprayer. The rotatable sprayer can include a hub, a spray head, and a pair of spaced spacers. The sprayer mount can include a collar for receiving the hub of the rotatable sprayer. The pair of spaced spacers can circumscribe the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Feddema, Lisa M. Fehner
  • Patent number: 10710124
    Abstract: A method of delivering insecticide, comprises the steps of providing an insecticide in a container; allowing the insecticide to flow out of the container; and allowing the insecticide to flow into a drain beginning downstream of an opening in said drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: John M. Aneson
  • Patent number: 10689596
    Abstract: A cleaning product including a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser and includes: i) from about 5 to about 15% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent, the surfactant system and the glycol ether solvent are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10669885
    Abstract: Washing of the gas turbine engine, during operation of the gas turbine engine, comprises a washing phase that consists in spraying a detergent liquid substance towards the inlet of the compressor of the engine; the mass flow of the detergent liquid substance to be sprayed is set so that the liquid-to-gas ratio at the inlet of the compressor is more than 1% and less than 5% with reference to the rated mass flow of the compressor; the washing phase comprises a first sub-phase during which the flow of the detergent liquid substance is increased gradually and a second sub-phase during which the flow of the detergent liquid substance is maintained constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
    Inventors: Mario Pecchiol, Celia Navarro Canales, Tommaso Olivieri, Jorge Omar Manon Cantu
  • Patent number: 10597610
    Abstract: The need for a thickened liquid hard surface cleaning composition having improved transparency in addition to antimicrobial efficacy is provided by formulating the hard surface cleaning composition with an antimicrobial agent and a hydrophobic alkali swellable emulsions (HASE) comprising a thickening polymer having a certain ratio of monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deepak Ahirwal, Laura Cermenati, Raphael Angeline Alfons Ceulemans, Joris Meert
  • Patent number: 10550668
    Abstract: A vortices induced helical fluid delivery system that creates a fluid pattern with cavitation, helical and acoustic (pulsating) oscillating methods with no mechanical moving parts within the technology without being limited to pressures, temperatures, volumes or fluid type that more efficiently clean out scale and debris build-up from a productive or formerly productive oil, gas or wastewater wells, including perforations and near region that surrounds the well. There are varying sized bearings/spheres that can be placed in each chamber that are hydraulically driven that reduce the total flow area (instead of slow down the fluid). The technology can be externally altered to encompass drill string operations to help improve drilling operations by reducing friction and improving annular fluid flow by the inherent vibration that is created by the technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Esteban Resendez
    Inventor: Esteban Resendez
  • Patent number: 10492658
    Abstract: A dishwasher including a washing tub having a bottom plate having an opening, a nozzle having a spraying hole configured to spray water, the nozzle passing through the opening, and a sealing member configured to seal the opening. The bottom plate includes a base portion on which the nozzle is installed, and a protruding portion extending downward from the base portion to form the opening, the nozzle includes a support portion on the base portion, and a nozzle side portion facing the protruding portion. A part of the support portion contacts the base portion and another part of the support portion is spaced apart from the base portion according to an inclination of the base portion, where the sealing member is disposed between the protruding portion and the nozzle side portion. The spraying trajectory of the water can thus be kept constant despite the inclination deviation of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Hyung Yoo, Johannes Buesing, In Ju Lee, Chang Wook Lee, Seung Gee Hong
  • Patent number: 10481134
    Abstract: Integrated probes and probe systems suitable for attachment to a robotic arm of a remotely operated vehicle are disclosed. The probes and probe systems serve to perform cleaning operations and both cathodic protection (CP) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (UT) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. The cathodic protection measurement system includes one or more electrically conductive legs that extend outwardly from the probe. These legs are arranged about a cleaning tool and an ultrasonic sensor. When the integrated probe contacts the underwater surface, at least one leg contacts the surface, thereby providing a desired distance between the probe and the underwater surface for efficient cleaning and UT inspection. The underwater surface can be cleaned and CP and UT measurements can all be performed using a single, integrated probed during a single operation, without having to reposition the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ayman Amer, Fadl Abdellatif
  • Patent number: 10470840
    Abstract: An apparatus for unclogging a surgical-suction device (21) comprising a base (22) that defines at least one hole (26). A stylet (28) extends perpendicularly from the center of the base (22) along an axis (A) for receiving the surgical-suction device (21). The stylet (28) defines an exterior and an internal chamber (32) that communicates with the hole (26) in the base (22). The stylet (28) defines at least one aperture (40) in fluid communication between the chamber (32) and the exterior of the stylet (28) for communicating with the surgical-suction device (21). A valve (60) having an open position (FIG. 1) for allowing fluid to flow through the hole (26) of the base (22) and the aperture (40) in the stylet (28) and a closed position (FIG. 2) for preventing fluid to flow through the hole (26) of the base (22) and the aperture (40) in the stylet (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Wynkoop
  • Patent number: 10413152
    Abstract: A spray assembly for a dishwasher appliance is provided. The spray assembly is pivotally mounted over a wash rack and includes one or more spinning nozzles for directing a flow of wash fluid onto articles placed within the wash rack. The spinning nozzles are rotatably mounted to the spray assembly and include one or more vanes that harness the flow of wash fluid to rotate the spinning nozzle. The spinning nozzle has one or more discharge orifices that direct the flow of wash fluid onto articles in the wash chamber in a circular pattern as the spinning nozzle rotates, resulting in better spray coverage with fewer nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramasamy Thiyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10349808
    Abstract: A dishwashing appliance having a static jet assembly is provided herein. The dishwashing appliance may include a tub defining a wash chamber, a pump, and a spray assembly. The pump may be configured to deliver a wash fluid into the wash chamber. The spray assembly may be housed within the wash chamber of the tub in fluid communication with the pump to receive wash fluid therefrom. The static jet assembly may be disposed within the wash chamber and include a static body. The static body may extend about an exterior hole. The static body may define an interior passage and a jet aperture in fluid communication with the pump. The jet aperture may be defined in fluid communication between the interior passage and the wash chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Daniel J. Hart, John Edward Dries, Kyle Durham, Matthew David Mersch, Glenn Leon Graham
  • Patent number: 10276407
    Abstract: The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit that holds a substrate horizontally, a substrate rotating unit that rotates the substrate held by the substrate holding unit around a prescribed rotational axis extending along a vertical direction, a processing liquid supply nozzle that moves in a horizontal direction and supplies a processing liquid onto an upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit, a shielding member that shields an atmosphere between the shielding member and the upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit from an ambient atmosphere, an inert gas supply unit that supplies an inert gas between the upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit and the shielding member, and a shielding member rotating unit that rotates the shielding member around the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Amahisa, Takeshi Yoshida, Toshimitsu Namba