Using Sequentially Applied Treating Agents Patents (Class 134/26)
  • Patent number: 10994311
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for cleaning electronic components and/or circuits. The cleaning device comprises a first vessel containing a liquid, a support for holding the electronic components and/or circuits, a fluid injection system including nozzles allowing the projection of jets of fluid to sweep the surface of the components, and a fluid mixer including a first inlet suitable for receiving a pressurised liquid, a second inlet suitable for receiving a pressurised gas, and an outlet designed to supply the injection system with two-phase fluid. The first inlet is coupled to the outlet by an inner duct, the second inlet is coupled to a pressurised gas supply and to an injector for injecting the gas into the inner duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Michel Bourdat
  • Patent number: 10988751
    Abstract: A method enables olefin compound production with a high productivity, and an enzyme is used in the method. Mutations involving amino acid substitution are introduced into various sites of diphosphomevalonate decarboxylase (MVD) to prepare multiple MVD variants. Then, these variants are evaluated in terms of catalytic activity for producing an olefin compound such as isoprene, and have found as a result that the catalytic activity is improved when serine at position 153 and threonine at position 209 are each substituted with a different amino acid. In addition, the catalytic activity of the variants is further improved when glycine at position 152 is further substituted with a different amino acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: RIKEN, ZEON CORPORATION, THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoko Orishimo, Tomokazu Shirai, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Misao Hiza, Yusuke Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10968467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel variant RNA polymerase sigma factor 70 (?70) polypeptide, a polynucleotide encoding the same, a microorganism containing the polypeptide, and a method for producing L-threonine by using the microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CJ CHEILJEDANG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ji Sun Lee, Kwang Ho Lee, Hyo Jin Kim, Keun Chul Lee, Young Bin Hwang
  • Patent number: 10961548
    Abstract: Mutations involving amino acid substitution were introduced into various sites of diphosphomevalonate decarboxylase (MVD), thus preparing a large number of MVD variants. Then, the variants were each evaluated in terms of a catalytic activity for production of olefin compounds such as isoprene. As a result, it was found that substitution of glycine at position with a different amino acid resulted in improvement in the catalytic activity. In addition, it was found that the MVD in which arginine at position and threonine at position in addition to the position were further substituted with different amino acids, respectively, also had the high catalytic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: RIKEN, ZEON CORPORATION, THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoko Orishimo, Tomokazu Shirai, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Misao Hiza, Yusuke Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10934506
    Abstract: The compositions include a methylated siloxane liquid and a solvent comprising at least one of a ketone or ester each having up to six carbon atoms, a halogenated alkane having up to two carbon atoms, tetrachloroethene, 1-chloro-4-trifluoromethyl benzene, or ethane. The compositions can also include hydrocarbon solvent comprising at least one of toluene, xylene, or a saturated hydrocarbon represented by formula CxH2x+y, wherein x is from 5 to 8, and wherein y is 0 or 2 and/or propellant. The method can include applying the composition to a brake system component to clean the brake system component. The method can also include applying a composition including hexamethyldisiloxane to a brake system component to clean the brake system component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Jon P. Nietfeld
  • Patent number: 10927496
    Abstract: A method is provided for recovering pulp fibers having little damage from a used absorbent article that contains pulp fibers and a superabsorbent polymer. The used absorbent article is treated at a temperature of greater than or equal to 80° C. with an organic acid aqueous solution having a pH no greater than 2.5, and the superabsorbent polymer is deactivated. Preferably, the pulp fibers and the deactivated superabsorbent polymer are separated from the used absorbent article after treatment with the organic acid aqueous solution, and further, a mixture including the separated pulp fibers and deactivated superabsorbent polymer is treated with an oxidizing agent, the deactivated superabsorbent polymer is decomposed, reduced in molecular weight and solubilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Toshio Hiraoka, Koichi Yamaki, Noritomo Kameda
  • Patent number: 10920206
    Abstract: Provided are acidic thermophilic polygalacturonase TePG28A, encoding gene and application thereof. The amino acid sequence thereof is as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1 or SEQ ID NO. 2. The expressed acidic thermophilic polygalacturonase by means of cloning has advantages such as high enzyme activity and high stability; can adapt to the high temperature environment in the industrial production; has better application prospect; and can effectively degrade pectic substances such as polygalacturonic acid and pectin; and can be effectively applied to the industrial field of feed, food, and textile, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FEED RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF Agricultural Sciences
    Inventors: Bin Yao, Huiying Luo, Yeqing Li, Yuan Wang, Tao Tu, Huoqing Huang, Yingguo Bai, Yaru Wang, Xiaoyun Su
  • Patent number: 10910213
    Abstract: A low surface tension liquid is supplied from a low surface tension liquid supplying unit to a heated substrate to replace a processing liquid by the low surface tension liquid. The heating of the substrate is weakened and the low surface tension liquid is supplied from the low surface tension liquid supplying unit to the substrate, so that a liquid film of the low surface tension liquid is formed. The liquid film on the substrate is removed by strengthening the heating of the substrate without supplying the low surface tension liquid from the low surface tension liquid supplying unit to a central region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Emoto, Atsuro Eitoku, Tomomi Iwata
  • Patent number: 10892176
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a substrate holder, a top plate portion, a gas supply unit, and an arm. The substrate holder holds a substrate. The top plate is installed to face the substrate held on the substrate holder, and has a through hole formed therethrough at a position facing the center of the substrate. The gas supply supplies an atmosphere adjustment gas to a space between the substrate holder and the top plate. The processing liquid nozzle ejects a liquid to the substrate. The arm holds the processing liquid nozzle and moves the processing liquid nozzle between a processing position where the processing liquid is ejected from the processing liquid nozzle through the through hole and a standby position outside the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshinori Ikeda, Shota Umezaki, Kenji Nishi
  • Patent number: 10865393
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are glucosyltransferases with modified amino acid sequences. Such engineered enzymes exhibit improved alpha-glucan product yields and/or lower leucrose yields, for example. Further disclosed are reactions and methods in which engineered glucosyltransferases are used to produce alpha-glucan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIENCES USA, LLC
    Inventors: Yougen Li, Ellen D. Semke, Qiong Cheng, Jian Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10840083
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate cleaning method for cleaning a substrate having an oxide film on the surface thereof. The method includes a partial etching step of etching the oxide film to a predetermined film thickness, and a physical cleaning step of executing physical cleaning on the surface of the substrate after the partial etching step. The oxide film may be a natural oxide film with particles at least partially taken into the film. In this case, the partial etching step may either expose the particles from the natural oxide film or increase the exposed portion from the natural oxide film. The physical cleaning may remove, by physical action, the particles exposed from the natural oxide film while leaving the natural oxide film on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayumi Higuchi, Kana Komori
  • Patent number: 10835885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing microcapsules, comprising the following steps: (a) providing a first aqueous preparation containing at least one prepolymer; (b) providing a second non-aqueous preparation containing the active substance to be encapsulated; (c) mixing the aqueous and the non-aqueous phases in the presence of at least one emulsifier and/or stabilizer in order to form an emulsion; (d) polymerizing the at least one prepolymer contained in the emulsion from step (c) in order to obtain a dispersion of microcapsules that enclose the active substance; (e) hardening and cross-linking the microcapsules obtained in step (d); and optionally (f) removing the microcapsules from the dispersion and drying the microcapsules, the method being characterized in that the emulsion is formed in the presence of at least one 1,2-diol in step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Symrise AG
    Inventors: Benjamin Rost, Ralf Bertram, Daniela Gregor, Jan Peter Ebbecke, Sabine Lange
  • Patent number: 10829746
    Abstract: A bacterium of the species Corynebacterium glutamicum has the ability to excrete L-lysine, and contains in its chromosome a polynucleotide encoding a mutated polypeptide having the assumed function of an acyltransferase, hydrolase, alpha/beta hydrolase or of a pimeloyl-ACP methyl ester esterase. Also, a method is used for producing L-lysine using such bacterium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schneider, Georg Thierbach, Kornelia Voß, Thomas Bekel
  • Patent number: 10752800
    Abstract: Provided is a latex-based composition capable of being applied to a surface to form a strippable coating on the surface that can encapsulate substances. The composition may include a latex polymer component and an anti-freeze component, and have a viscosity of less than or equal to about 90 cP. The composition may be delivered as an aerosol spray or a misting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tru BLOC LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nachtman, John A. Kelton
  • Patent number: 10682656
    Abstract: Wash hood for washing contaminants from heat exchange media, and a method of washing media. The wash hood may include a housing containing a flow distributor such as a perforated member that facilitates uniform dispersing of fluid from the wash hood. The wash hood may include a fluid inlet for connection to a fluid source, such as water under pressure, and an outlet for dispersing or spraying the water towards the media to be cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Durr Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Peterson, Timothy Golden
  • Patent number: 10665479
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a rotating unit rotating a substrate around a predetermined first rotational axis passing through a central portion of a major surface of the substrate, a nozzle provided to be circumrotatable around a predetermined second rotational axis, discharging a processing fluid toward the major surface of the substrate, and having a plurality of discharge ports disposed at positions separated from the second rotational axis, a processing fluid supplying unit supplying the processing fluid to the plurality of discharge ports, and a nozzle moving unit moving the nozzle between a central portion processing position and a peripheral edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10573523
    Abstract: A substrate processing device includes: a substrate holding member which horizontally holds a substrate; a first supply unit which has a first opening opposed to a lower surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding member and supplies fluid from the first opening toward the lower surface of the substrate; an opposing part having an upper surface opposed to the lower surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding member; and a second supply unit which supplies rinsing liquid from a second opening to a concave surface which is recessed on a central side in the upper surface of the opposing part. A height of the first opening is higher than a height of a liquid surface, of the rinsing liquid supplied to the concave surface, when the rinsing liquid overflows the opposing part. Therefore, the opposing part can be highly accurately cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Kikumoto
  • Patent number: 10552557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to freshening compositions and devices comprising same that comprise a composition having a viscosity of from about 1 mPa·s to about 50,000 mPa·s comprising malodor reduction compositions and methods of making and using such compositions. The disclosed malodor reduction compositions do not unduely interfere with the scent of the freshening compositions and devices that comprise such technologies and the perfumed or unperfumed situs that is treated with such freshening compositions and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Gayle Marie Frankenbach, Judith Ann Hollingshead, Steven Anthony Horenziak
  • Patent number: 10459353
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lithography system. The lithography system includes an exposing module configured to perform a lithography exposing process using a mask secured on a mask stage; and a cleaning module integrated in the exposing module and designed to clean at least one of the mask and the mask stage using an attraction mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shang-Chieh Chien, Jeng-Horng Chen, Jui-Ching Wu, Chia-Chen Chen, Hung-Chang Hsieh, Chi-Lun Lu, Chia-Hao Yu, Shih-Ming Chang, Anthony Yen
  • Patent number: 10446416
    Abstract: A method for drying wafer-shaped articles comprises rotating a wafer-shaped article of a predetermined diameter on a rotary chuck, and dispensing a drying liquid onto one side of the wafer-shaped article. The drying liquid comprises greater than 50 mass % of an organic solvent. During at least part of the dispensing step, the wafer-shaped article is heated with a heating assembly. During at least part of the dispensing step a fluorine-containing compound is present in the drying liquid or in a gas that surrounds the drying liquid as the drying liquid contacts the wafer-shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: David Mui, Nathan Musselwhite, Michael Ravkin
  • Patent number: 10406568
    Abstract: A cleaning film designed to remove foreign matter and particulates from working surfaces of cleaning wafers used in semiconductor processes. These processes include wafer sort test for cleaning of probe card pins and FEOL tooling for cleaning during wafer handling equipment and wafer chucks. The debris collected on the cleaning wafer working surfaces is removed by the particle removal film allowing the debris and foreign matter to be discarded. The use of the cleaning film allows the operator to refresh the cleaning wafer without use of an outside vendor and eliminates wet washing and the use of solvents in the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Test Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Humphrey, Jerry Broz, James H. Duvall
  • Patent number: 10395942
    Abstract: During a first period, pure water used as a low-volatile liquid is supplied onto a substrate while the substrate is rotated. After discharge of the low-volatile liquid is stopped, the low-volatile liquid remains in a large region on a DSA film. The low-volatile liquid is held on the DSA film without reacting with the DSA film. During a subsequent second period, an organic solvent is supplied to the substrate while the substrate is rotated. The organic solvent supplied to the substrate is mixed with the low-volatile liquid remaining on the DSA film. In this case, volatilization of the organic solvent is inhibited on the DSA film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Harumoto, Koji Kaneyama, Yuji Tanaka, Masaya Asai
  • Patent number: 10377254
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission device includes a power-supplying coil configured to wirelessly transmit power to an electric vehicle (EV) serving as a vehicle, be installed in a slanted state or perpendicularly to a horizontal plane, and form an electromagnetic coupling circuit along with a power-receiving coil provided in the EV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Motonao Niizuma
  • Patent number: 10365039
    Abstract: A multi-stage separation heat-exchange type drying system is provided. A plurality of first heat exchange blocks of the first main body are installed to be spaced from each other at a predetermined interval, and first vortex generating blocks are installed between the first heat exchange blocks. Also, a plurality of second heat exchange blocks of the second main body are installed to be spaced apart from each other at a predetermined interval, and second vortex generating blocks are installed between the second heat exchange blocks. The heat exchange occurs in a manner that the first heat exchange blocks and the second heat exchange blocks corresponding to each other, positioned up and down, exchange a heat medium therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: A1ENGINEERING
    Inventors: Hyung Chul Wie, Se Gyeong Jang, Sang Ro Lee
  • Patent number: 10364407
    Abstract: A kit for mechanically cleaning and/or disinfecting medical and/or surgical instruments and/or devices, the kit containing a first component containing at least 15 wt. % alkanolamine and at least 10 wt. % complexing agent, and a second component containing at least one enzyme; and a method of cleaning such instruments and devices using the components of the kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHEMISCHE FABRICK DR. WEIGERT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Iris Strodtholz, Petra Reessing, Jurgen Staffeldt
  • Patent number: 10285429
    Abstract: A system and methods are provided for removal of undesired portions of a fruit or vegetable, such as removal of calyxes from strawberries before they are flash frozen. An automated process for high-throughput fruit or vegetable calyx removal includes a loading system, an identification system, and a removal system. The loading system is configured to transport the fruit or vegetable through the automated process. The loading system may also orient the fruits or vegetables along an axis of the fruit and or align the fruit or vegetables in a desired pattern, orientation, and/or arrangement. The identification system is configured to locate the calyx and determines calyx position data and an optimal cutting path for individual fruit. The removal system uses data received from the identification system to separate the calyx from the fruit or vegetable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: California Strawberry Commission
    Inventors: Yang Tao, John Lin, Xin Chen, Gary E. Seibel
  • Patent number: 10287532
    Abstract: A liquid hard surface detergent composition comprising a liquid mixed alkoxylate fatty alcohol non-ionic surfactant comprising a greater number of the lower higher alkoxylate group than the higher alkoxylate group in the molecule and a builder. The compositions provide good shine/anti-spotting characteristics on hard surfaces and are especially suitable for use as automatic dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER FINISH B.V.
    Inventors: Lucia Krubasik, Judith Preuschen, Andrea Stein, Pavlinka Roy
  • Patent number: 10283383
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a planarization method and a planarization apparatus are provided. In the planarization method, a work surface of a work piece is planarized by bringing the work surface of the work piece containing a silicon oxide film and a surface of a solid plate onto which hydrogen ions are adsorbed, into contact or extremely close proximity with one another in a state in which a process liquid containing fluorine ions is supplied to the surface of the solid plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akifumi Gawase, Yukiteru Matsui, Gaku Minamihaba, Hajime Eda
  • Patent number: 10260024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising protease variants suitable for use in cleaning or detergent compositions, such as laundry detergent compositions and dish wash compositions, including automatic dish wash compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NOVOZYMES A/S
    Inventors: Peter Kamp Hansen, Esben Peter Friis, Torben Vedel Borchert, Lars Lehmann Hylling Christensen, Jens Erik Nielsen, Maria Berggaard Silow
  • Patent number: 10251963
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for drying endoscope channels, including the following steps: a) connecting the endoscope, particularly via a specific connection, to a plasma drying unit; b) injecting a neutral gas into the endoscope channels for a duration of 10 to 60 seconds, the flow rate of the gas being low, the gas being injected at a temperature of 10° C. to 30° C. such as to eliminate residual water; then c) drying the endoscope channels, for a duration of 30 to 150 seconds, by injecting a gas at a high flow rate, the gas being injected at a temperature of 30° C. to 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PLASMABIOTICS
    Inventor: Daniel Vinteler
  • Patent number: 10235961
    Abstract: A novel element, a novel formation method of a film, or a novel formation method of an element is provided. Alternatively, a film including graphene is formed at low cost and high yield. A formation method of a film including graphene includes a first step of forming a film including graphene oxide that includes a first region and a second region by application of a dispersion liquid in which graphene oxide is dispersed over a substrate and removal of dispersion medium from the applied dispersion liquid, a second step of forming a film including graphene by light irradiation to the first region to reduce the first region, and a third step of removing the second region by washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Momma, Takahiro Kawakami, Junpei Momo
  • Patent number: 10224198
    Abstract: A low surface tension liquid is supplied from a low surface tension liquid supplying unit to a heated substrate to replace a processing liquid by the low surface tension liquid. The heating of the substrate is weakened and the low surface tension liquid is supplied from the low surface tension liquid supplying unit to the substrate, so that a liquid film of the low surface tension liquid is formed. The liquid film on the substrate is removed by strengthening the heating of the substrate without supplying the low surface tension liquid from the low surface tension liquid supplying unit to a central region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Emoto, Atsuro Eitoku, Tomomi Iwata
  • Patent number: 10211075
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for treating a substrate with liquid are disclosed. The substrate treating apparatus comprises a substrate supporting unit for supporting the substrate, a liquid supply unit for supplying a liquid to the substrate supported on the substrate supporting unit, and a controller for controlling the liquid supply unit, wherein the liquid supply unit comprises a first nozzle for supplying a first liquid and a second nozzle for supplying a second liquid, and a second area where the second liquid is supplied on the substrate is provided within a first area where the first liquid is supplied on the substrate. The first liquid and the second liquid supplied with a hydrophobic film are discharged with different ways from each other. Thereby, particles with various sizes may be removed depending on each discharge methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae Min Kim, Soyoung Park, Muhyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10182697
    Abstract: A floor cleaning apparatus, comprises a head, the head having a downward facing cleaning element for downward facing cleaning of a ground surface; and a handle for holding; wherein a portion or a whole of the handle is removably attachable from the head and comprises a spraying system, the spraying system itself comprising a spray outlet; the spraying system operable in a first or a second mode, the portion or a whole of the handle attached to the head in the first mode; and the portion or a whole of the handle removed from the head in the second mode, wherein in the first mode spray is sprayable from the spray outlet upwardly with regard to the ground surface. In an alternate aspect, a floor cleaning apparatus, comprises a head, the head having a downward facing cleaning element for downward facing cleaning of a ground surface; and an upward spraying system, the upward spraying system comprising an upward spraying spray outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Kenneth Schultheis, Thomas Carey Schultheis
  • Patent number: 10150938
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transparent or translucent, self-standing, automatic dishwashing gel, comprising a water-soluble C14-C22 fatty acid salt, at least 50 wt % liquid non-ionic surfactant, less than 15 wt % water, and optionally a polar organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventors: Pavlinka Roy, Claudia Schmaelzle
  • Patent number: 10145061
    Abstract: Foamed, opacifying element comprising a thermal colorant image is prepared using a porous substrate having an opposing external surface and an internal surface, and a dry foamed composition disposed on the internal surface of the porous substrate as a dry opacifying layer that has a light blocking value of at least 4 as well as a luminous reflectance that is greater than 40% as measured by the Y tristimulus value. A thermal colorant image is provided on either the opposing external surface, the dry opacifying layer, or both the opposing external surface and the dry opacifying layer, by thermal colorant transfer from a thermal donor element comprising a colorant donor layer having one or more thermal colorants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Diane Marie Herrick, Mridula Nair
  • Patent number: 10138342
    Abstract: Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. Each porous particle includes a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores; a mode particle size of 2-50 ?m; and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The continuous polymeric phase Tg is >80° C. and has a polymer viscosity of 80-500 centipoises at an ethyl acetate shear rate of 100 sec?1 at a concentration of 20 weight % at 25° C. The dry opacifying element light blocking value is at least 4 and has a luminous reflectance >40% as measured by the Y tristimulus value. The foamed aqueous composition has a foam density of 0.1-0.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick, Ellen M. Pyszczek
  • Patent number: 10132031
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element has a thermal colorant image on either an opposing external surface and an internal surface of a porous substrate. The internal surface has a dry foamed composition disposed thereon as a dry opacifying layer that comprises: (a) 0.1-40 weight % of porous particles; (b) at least 10 weight % of an at least partially cured binder material; (c) at least 0.2 weight % of one or more additives comprising a surfactant; (d) less than 5 weight % of water; and (e) at least 0.002 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from all of the one or more (c) additives, which opacifying colorant absorbs predetermined electromagnetic radiation. The thermal colorant image is derived from thermal colorant transfer of sublimable colorants from a thermal donor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Diane Marie Herrick
  • Patent number: 10115611
    Abstract: A substrate cooling method is for, using a load-lock mechanism for controlling a pressure therein between a first pressure close to an atmospheric pressure and a second pressure in a vacuum state, cooling a substrate transferred from the second module to the first module. The method includes maintaining a pressure in the chamber to the second pressure, allowing the chamber to communicate with a second module, and loading the substrate into the chamber; locating the substrate to a cooling position close to the cooling member; exhausting the chamber such that the pressure in the chamber becomes a third pressure where a region between a surface of the cooling member and a backside of the substrate satisfies a molecular flow condition. The method further includes introducing a purge gas into the chamber to increase the pressure in the chamber to the first pressure, and cooling the substrate by the cooling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Sakaue, Shinya Okano
  • Patent number: 10087399
    Abstract: The object of the present invention relates to the use of an branched alkoxylated non-ionic surfactant as an additive to an aqueous membrane cleaning composition, wherein the surfactant has an HLBd value of 9 to 12.5 and an average degree of branching Bs?1.5 and wherein the surfactant has the following formula: wherein R is a C8-C18 linear or branched hydrocarbon chain, X is O or N, R1, R2 and R3 independently of one another are hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, or a mixture of these, n has a value of from 1 to 8, m has a value of from 1 to 8, p has a value of from 0 to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Arend Jouke Kingma, Diana Neumann
  • Patent number: 10066127
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) slurry, including an abrasive, a chelator, an oxidizing agent, and a surface modificator. The surface modificator is configured to modify a surface from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. The present disclosure also provides a method for reducing chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) surface defects. The method includes adding an additive into CMP slurry by at least 0.0001 wt %, wherein the additive modifies a surface to be polished from hydrophobic to hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: An-Dih Yu, Chi-Ming Yang
  • Patent number: 10060063
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry machine and a controlling method, which can remove allergens on the laundry. A controlling method of a laundry machine includes a mite-killing step of supplying seam to a drum to make laundry exposed to a hot environment at or over a temperature and for or over a duration of time, wherein the temperature and the duration are predetermined enough to kill house dust mites on the laundry; a rinsing step of rinsing the laundry; and a spin-drying step of spin-drying the rinsed laundry. The present invention has an advantageous effect of removing allergens including house dust mites, animal hair and pollens efficiently. In addition, if the house dust mites are killed by using steam, energy efficiency is high and an effect of mite-killing is great.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Pyoung Hwan Kim, Su Hee Shin, Seong Hae Jeong, Young Soo Kim, Deug Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10046998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surface-treated calcium carbonate for binding and bioremediating hydrocarbon-containing compositions, to a method for binding and bioremediating hydrocarbon-containing compositions as well as to the use of surface-treated calcium carbonate for binding and bioremediating hydrocarbon-containing compositions and to a composite material comprising the surface-treated calcium carbonate and a hydrocarbon-containing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Nicola Di Maiuta, Patrick Schwarzentruber, Michael Skovby
  • Patent number: 10037901
    Abstract: A substrate liquid treatment apparatus includes: at least one processing unit that processes a substrate with a treatment liquid; a storage tank that stores the treatment liquid; a circulation line through which the treatment liquid discharged from the storage tank into the circulation line is returned to the storage tank; a branch supply line that is branched from the circulation line to supply the treatment liquid to the processing unit; a recovery line that returns to the storage tank the treatment liquid having been supplied to the substrate in the processing unit; a distribution line connecting the circulation line and the recovery line; and a shutoff valve, provided on the distribution line, that is opened when cleaning of the recovery line is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuya Koyama, Hiromi Kiyose, Katsufumi Matsuki, Shuhei Takahashi, Hideki Nishimura, Takashi Uno, Hirotaka Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9982217
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compound of formula in the form of any one of its stereoisomers or a mixture thereof, and wherein R1 and R1?, independently from each other, represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group provided that one of said groups represent a hydrogen atom and the other a methyl group; R2 and R3, independently from each other, represent substituents of the saturated ring and are a hydrogen atom or a C1-3 alkyl group; and n is an integer varying between 1 and 4; and their use in perfumery to impart odor notes of the floral, rosy type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Firmenich SA
    Inventors: Julien Coulomb, Nicolas Guichard
  • Patent number: 9964480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a test film for detecting surface particles in a clean room in order to prevent inferior products by measuring the contamination level of the clean room using the surface particles. The present invention provides a test film for detecting surface particles in a cleanroom, the test film comprising a substrate which has a predetermined thickness and is formed of a transparent synthetic resin material; a first adhesive layer which is formed at one side of the substrate and collects the surface particles; a release film which is adhered to the first adhesive layer and is separated from the first adhesive layer when the surface particles are collected; a second adhesive layer which is formed at the other side of the substrate; and a protective film which is adhered to the second adhesive layer so as to protect the substrate and has gradations indicated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: JEDEX INC.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9956594
    Abstract: A substrate processing method includes a substrate holding step of holding a substrate horizontally, a liquid droplet discharging step wherein liquid droplets of an organic solvent, formed by mixing the organic solvent and a gas, are discharged from a double-fluid nozzle toward a predetermined discharge region within an upper surface of the substrate, and a liquid film forming step, executed before the liquid droplet discharging step, of supplying the organic solvent to the double fluid nozzle without supplying the gas, so as to discharge the organic solvent in a continuous stream mode from the double-fluid nozzle to form a liquid film of the organic solvent covering the discharge region on the upper surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsuyasu Miura, Naoki Sawazaki
  • Patent number: 9879368
    Abstract: A laundry system can have a washing machine that receives a wash mixture and at least one laundry item to be laundered during a washing operation. The washing machine may wash the at least one laundry item in the wash mixture during the washing operation to separate one or more contaminants from the at least one laundry item. The laundry system also can have an extraction system in communication with the washing machine, which extraction system can include a filtration system with a plurality of filtration stages. Each filtration stage of the plurality of filtration stages may comprise one or more filters that filter at least part of the wash mixture during the washing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Butterworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank L. Butterworth, III
  • Patent number: 9833818
    Abstract: A cleaning film designed to remove foreign matter and particulates from working surfaces of cleaning wafers used in semiconductor processes. These processes include wafer sort test for cleaning of probe card pins and FEOL tooling for cleaning during wafer handling equipment and wafer chucks. The debris collected on the cleaning wafer working surfaces is removed by the particle removal film allowing the debris and foreign matter to be discarded. The use of the cleaning film allows the operator to refresh the cleaning wafer without use of an outside vendor and eliminates wet washing and the use of solvents in the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL TEST SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan E. Humphrey, Jerry J. Broz, James H. Duvall
  • Patent number: 9805938
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a rotating holder for a substrate, a first nozzle used to eject a jet flow, a second nozzle used to discharge a continuous flow, and a nozzle moving unit integrally moving the first and second nozzles. A landing position of the continuous flow is located closer to a rotation center than a landing position of the jet flow is. At least movement paths of the landing positions of the jet flow and the continuous flow or flow directions of the continuous flow and the jet flow are different from each other. The movement paths are made to be different from each other by locating the landing position of the continuous flow downstream of the movement path of the landing position of the jet flow. The flow directions are made to be different from each other by tilting the continuous flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naozumi Fujiwara, Toru Edo, Yuji Sugahara, Seiji Ano, Jun Sawashima