With Treating Fluid Motion Patents (Class 134/34)
  • Patent number: 10570552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry-care appliance (100) comprising a metering system (105) for metering a first liquid substance and a second liquid substance, wherein the metering system (105) comprises a first storage container (107) for providing the first liquid substance, a second storage container (109) for providing the second liquid substance, and a pump unit (112) which comprises a first pump head (113) and a second pump head (115). The metering system (105) comprises a common drive (129) for driving the first pump head (113) and the second pump head (115), wherein the common drive (129) can be driven in a first drive direction (137) and in a second drive direction (139). The first pump head (113) is designed in the case of the first drive direction (137) of the common drive (129) to convey the first liquid substance in a first conveying direction (149) from the first storage container (107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Haberlander, Hans Eglmeier
  • Patent number: 10549325
    Abstract: A fluid flow processing plant for pig-free removal of wax and hydrate deposits in hydrocarbon production flowlines may include at least one cooling flowline. Further, the fluid flow processing plant my include cooling means arranged to cool the fluid in the at least one cooling flowline over a cooling section until the fluid reaches a temperature at or near the cooling flowline's surrounding temperature (Tsea) and at least one vehicle arranged on or near the outer circumference of the cooling flowline. Furthermore, each vehicle may include at least one sleeve configured to at least partly surround an outer circumference of the cooling flowline, deposit removing means being configured to remove deposits situated on an inner wall of the cooling flowline, and a propulsion unit configured to drive the vehicle bi-directionally on the cooling flowline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EMPIG AS
    Inventor: Fredrik Lund
  • Patent number: 10518754
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sensor cleaning system that cleans one or more sensors of an autonomous vehicle. Each sensor can have one or more corresponding sensor cleaning units that are configured to clean such sensor using a fluid (e.g., a gas or a liquid). Thus, the sensor cleaning system can include both a gas cleaning system and a liquid cleaning system. According to one aspect, the sensor cleaning system can provide individualized cleaning of the autonomous vehicle sensors. According to another aspect, a liquid cleaning system can be pressurized or otherwise powered by the gas cleaning system or other gas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Wesly Mason Rice, Nikolaus Wittenstein, Zhizhuo Jin, Paul Kevin Smith, Sean Joseph Kennelly, Peter Brueckner, David Patrick Rice
  • Patent number: 10512945
    Abstract: An open top tank assembly and process for performing forced immersion oscillatory cleaning of products, parts, assemblies or other materials with or without non-line of sight (NLOS) features, wherein the process is repeated during application of pressure gradients to the fluid in the tank to develop a consistent rhythmic oscillation that creates movement of product in a center cavity of the tank to repeatedly transfer the fluid through the product to clean the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas Glen Littleton
  • Patent number: 10442400
    Abstract: A wiper system incorporates a wiper motor provided with a wireless interface to provide electric power and control signals to the wiper motor. Thus, a direct electric/signal wire connection to the wiper motor is eliminated. A wireless transmitter may be provided within a first body portion of a vehicle and a wireless receiver and a wiper motor are provided in a second body portion of the vehicle. The second body portion may be moveable relative to the first body portion, such as, for example, a lift gate moving relative to a body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Robert Dallos, Jr., Gregory A. Castillo, Thomas W. Cox
  • Patent number: 10385232
    Abstract: Compositions, methods of use and kits for use as a protectant composition and/or cleaning composition. The protectant composition and/or cleaning composition comprises at least one surfactant and at least one rheology modifier, and water. The composition also optionally comprise, pH adjusters, builders, alkalinity sources, wetting agents, spreading agents, UV absorbers. The protectant composition has a viscosity of about 4000 to 6000 cps and exhibits a Vertical Cling parameter of between 1 and about 7 at a temperature of about 25° C. on automotive surfaces to which the compositions are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: THE ARMOR ALL/STP PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventor: Ashot K. Serobian
  • Patent number: 10344565
    Abstract: A downhole chemical injection system that may include at least a first and a second injection port. The first injection port may be fluidically coupled with a chemical injection line and fluidically coupled with a production tubing string to inject the chemical into the production tubing string. Similarly, the second injection port may be fluidically coupled with the chemical injection line and fluidically coupled with the production tubing string to inject the chemical into the production tubing string. The first injection port may include at least a first radially extending injection nozzle, extending injection nozzle extending in a first radial direction relative to a central axis of the production tubing string. Similarly, the second injection port may include at least a second radially extending injection nozzle, extending in a second radial direction relative to the central axis of the production tubing string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Frederic Nicolas Felten, Paul Anthony Haines, Ammar Abdilghanie Mohammed
  • Patent number: 10271637
    Abstract: A circular paint “puck” is molded silicone or rubber with a diameter matching the bottom of a standard coffee cup or else a standard disposable paint mixing cup of 8 oz, 16 oz, 32 oz or 64 oz. The puck is a disk featuring cleaning surfaces on the top side and, on the bottom, suction cups for securing the puck to the bottom of the cup and preventing its moving during brush cleaning. A painter using the puck attaches it to the bottom of the brush-washing cup, fills the cup with water, and agitates paint brushes against the cleaning surfaces to clean them. The paint puck is made of flexible silicone rubber for economy, molding specialized surfaces, easy cleaning and easy removal from the cup. However, the silicone must have enough rigidity to provide a functional suction cup and for its cleaning surfaces to provide resistance to sticky, wet brush bristles covered in paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Dawson Cannon
  • Patent number: 10258220
    Abstract: A dish washing machine includes a plurality of jet nozzles which jet washing water, a sump which stores washing water, a pump which includes a pumping motor pumping the washing water stored in the sump and a housing comprising a plurality of outlets, and a distributor which distributes the washing water pumped by the pump to the plurality of jet nozzles through the plurality of outlets. The distributor includes at least one opening and closing member configured to be rotatable in the housing of the pump to selectively open and close the plurality of outlets, and a distributor motor which rotates the at least one opening and closing member about a motor shaft which faces a direction different from a direction which a motor shaft of the pumping motor faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Johannes Buesing, Soo Hyung Yoo, Ji Sun Yang
  • Patent number: 10213959
    Abstract: A method for removing substrate material from a part produced by a 3-D printer. The method includes providing a housing having a working chamber defined therein. The method further includes providing a spray header disposed along at least a portion of the perimeter of the working chamber. A pump is configured and arranged to convey a fluid at varying pressures through the spray header. Fluid contacts a part inserted into the working chamber and then flows to the bottom of the working chamber to a fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Audubon Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph M. McMahon, Scott Alexander Gilmour, Adam Michael Moehlau, Joshua J. Yagy, Daniel J. Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10162370
    Abstract: A plural component dispensing system 10 receives separate fluid components, mixes the components in a predetermined ratio, and dispenses the components as mixture. Each fluid component is supplied by a separate pump 12A, 12B to an individual variably controllable fluid regulator 14A, 14B. Each fluid component is supplied from its individual fluid regulator 14A, 14B through a flow meter 18A, 18B to a mixing device 20. The ratio of the components delivered to the mixing device 20 is controlled by the individual fluid regulators 14A, 14B based upon the flow rates measured by the flow meters 18A, 18B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Bordwell, Jonathan R. McMichael, Thomas V. Vo
  • Patent number: 10149475
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion containing BIT and IPBC prepared using nonionic and anionic surfactants exhibits both chemical and physical stability and is suitable for use as a single product which is capable of imparting to a coating composition a high level of resistance against attack by a broad spectrum of organisms, including bacteria, fungi and algae, in both the wet-state and dry film-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Troy Technology II, Inc.
    Inventors: Ismael Colon, Richard S. Valpey, III, W. Brian Smith
  • Patent number: 10035937
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to heat transfer compositions, methods, and uses thereof that include (a) from about 17% to about 40% by weight of HFC-32; (b) from about 51% to about 83% by weight of a tetrafluoropropene; and (c) from greater than about 0% to less than about 9% by weight of CO2. The amount of component (c) improves one or more of a capacity, efficiency, discharge temperature, discharge pressure, and/or energy consumption of the composition, particularly in a low or medium temperature refrigeration system and as compared to composition lacking component (c) and/or the refrigerant R-404A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Samuel F. Yana Motta, Gustavo Pottker, Mark W. Spatz
  • Patent number: 10023156
    Abstract: Washing facility for two- or three- wheeled vehicle where the vehicle is conveyed longitudinally by mechanical means opposite washing devices, where the facility comprises a lower longitudinal guiding device in order to guide a wheel of the vehicle on the floor along the longitudinal displacement thereof and an upper guiding device made firmly connected to the handlebars of the vehicle in order to keep the vehicle in vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SERRURIER PROJETS BREVETS
    Inventor: Yann Serrurier
  • Patent number: 9914235
    Abstract: In a method of removing a protecting synthetic coating (1) from an elongated element (2), the elongated element (2) including an optical fiber (3) surrounded by the coating, a cut (8) is created into the coating by knife edges (6). The element (2) is displaced with respect to the knife edges in a longitudinal direction of the element (2) for displacing coating material (17) by the knives. At least one drop of liquid (12) with wetting properties is supplied to the cut for being sucked into a space created between the coating and the optical fiber during the displacement of the coating for acting as a lubricant for a sliding of the coating to be removed along the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nyfors Teknologi AB
    Inventor: Uwe Böttcher
  • Patent number: 9756859
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion containing BIT and IPBC prepared using nonionic and anionic surfactants exhibits both chemical and physical stability and is suitable for use as a single product which is capable of imparting to a coating composition a high level of resistance against attack by a broad spectrum of organisms, including bacteria, fungi and algae, in both the wet-state and dry film-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Troy Technology II, Inc.
    Inventors: Ismael Colon, Richard S. Valpey, III, W. Brian Smith
  • Patent number: 9688021
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object is disclosed. The method comprises sequentially forming a plurality of layers in a configured pattern corresponding to the shape of the object. Each layer is formed by dispensing at least one modeling material to form an uncured layer, and curing the uncured layer by radiation. In various exemplary embodiments of the invention the method comprises, for at least one layer, forming a stack of sacrificial radiation-protective layers to cover an exposed portion of the layer, such that an upper layer of the stack remains exposed during formation of any subsequent layer of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Diana Ravich, Eduardo Napadensky
  • Patent number: 9657589
    Abstract: A wash system includes a wash unit associated with a mobile unit for providing wash fluid, one or more nozzles for streamline injecting wash fluid provided by the wash unit directly into an engine inlet, and an articulating arm for use in positioning the one or more nozzles. The wash unit is physically spaced from a surface of the engine inlet cowling during a washing process. The articulating arm is operable via one of a hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, or mechanically hand-driven operating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: EcoServices, LLC
    Inventor: Carl-Johan Hjerpe
  • Patent number: 9627444
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fine metal mask is provided. The method of manufacturing a fine metal mask includes: forming a first recessed portion in a first surface of a base member; forming an edge portion of the first recessed portion in a uniform depth; forming a second recessed portion in a second surface of the base member, the second surface being opposite to the first surface; and communicating the first recessed portion and the second recessed portion of the base member. A fine metal mask produced by the inventive method is also described and may be used to fabricate OLEDs having better resolution and an increased aperture ratio in comparison with OLEDs prepared using the fine metal masks of the conventional art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9447535
    Abstract: A cleaning diffuser is disposed above a fluff-laden component and receives rinsing fluid for distributing the rinsing fluid to the fluff-laden component to detach fluff and carry it away. The diffuser is constructed to enable a buildup of dynamic pressure in the rinsing fluid and has two feed ducts which extend at a distance from one another in substantially parallel relationship so that rinsing fluid entering the diffuser is divided between the feed ducts. The feed ducts terminate in pockets in a wall at an end of the diffuser and have, relative to their entire duct length, a narrow, three-dimensional transverse mutual connection in the form of a transverse chamber. The diffuser has at least one narrow outlet opening which extends from the three-dimensional transverse connection to a lower side of the diffuser for distributing the rinsing fluid to the fluff-laden component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: BSH HAUSGERÄTE GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Grunert, Günter Steffens
  • Patent number: 9352513
    Abstract: A nanoporous material is disclosed having a plurality of lamellae. Through each lamella is an array of penetrating pores. Adjacent lamellae are spaced apart by an intervening spacing layer. The spacing layer comprises an array of spacing elements integrally formed with and extending between the adjacent lamellae. The spacing layer has interconnected porosity extending within the spacing layer. Such a nanoporous material can be manufactured using block copolymer materials. First, a morphology is formed comprising a three dimensional array of isolated islands in a continuous matrix. The islands are formed of at least one island component of the block copolymer and the matrix is formed of at least one matrix component of the block copolymer. Next, channels are formed in the matrix between at least some of the islands. The island component is then selectively removed to leave the matrix with an array of interconnected pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Easan Sivaniah, Paul Zavala Rivera, Vincent N'Guyen
  • Patent number: 9314028
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antiseptic composition comprising a germinant and an antimicrobial agent, wherein the germinant increases a pathogen's susceptibility to attack from the antimicrobial agent and wherein the antimicrobial agent does not inhibit the germinant. The present invention also provides an antiseptic wipe, handwash or paint comprising such antiseptic composition and a method of sterilizing a surface using such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Insight Health Limited
    Inventors: Tony Worthington, Laura Wheeldon
  • Patent number: 9120645
    Abstract: A platform lift apparatus moves objects vertically within a structure such as between floors of a residential or commercial structure. A drive train comprises a rotatable shaft having plural lift drums and a motor operatively coupled to the shaft to cause selective rotation thereof. Each of the lift drums has an associated lift tether coupled thereto and wound thereon. A platform is coupled to respective ends of the lift tethers to suspend the platform from the platform receiving portion of the main body. The platform is selectively movable by operation of the drive train to travel vertically relative to the main body and is substantially nested within the platform receiving portion when at an uppermost point of travel. At least one load sensor is operatively coupled to at least one of the lift tethers to provide a load signal corresponding to load on the associated one of the lift tethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SPACELIFT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jay P. Penn, Jeffrey Neil Cronin
  • Publication number: 20150144161
    Abstract: A dispensing method is disclosed that includes the following steps: a cleaning sleeve is provided to surround a spray member. A first fluid is previously dispensed from a first fluid outlet of the spray member. A second fluid is sprayed from a second fluid outlet of the cleaning sleeve to clean the spray member. The cleaning sleeve is opened or slid away from the spray member, such that the first fluid outlet of the spray member is exposed to a substrate. The first fluid is dispensed from the first fluid outlet of the spray member to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibo YU, Kuo-Sheng CHUANG, Wen-Yu KU, Chin-Hsiang LIN
  • Publication number: 20150147883
    Abstract: A method of performing a post Chemical Mechanical Polish (CMP) cleaning includes picking up the wafer, spinning a cleaning solution contained in a cleaning tank, and submerging the wafer into the cleaning solution, with the cleaning solution being spun when the wafer is in the cleaning solution. After the submerging the wafer into the cleaning solution, the wafer is retrieved out of the cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hui-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 9034111
    Abstract: An engine wash system includes a manifold to secure to a nose cone of an engine; a feeder pipe connecting to the manifold to deliver wash liquid to the manifold; a plurality of nozzles connected to the manifold to direct the wash liquid into the engine; a hook connected to the manifold to connect to a slot on the nose cone; and a guide connected to the feeder to align the manifold relative to the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EcoServices, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt D. Dorshimer, Robert M. Rice, Sebastian Nordlund, Wayne Zadrick
  • Patent number: 9028622
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a film separating device involves: a) performing positive-direction water cleaning when the ratio between the film filter resistance and the preliminary film filter resistance is less than 1.2; b) performing reverse water cleaning when the ratio between the film filter resistance and the preliminary film filter resistance is greater-than or equal-to 1.2; c) performing reverse chemical cleaning when the ratio between the film filter resistance and the preliminary film filter resistance is greater-than or equal-to 2; d) performing positive-direction chemical cleaning when the ratio between the film filter resistance and the preliminary film filter resistance is greater-than or equal-to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing Ecojoy Water Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youfeng Sun
  • Publication number: 20150125986
    Abstract: In a processing of immersing substrates in a chemical solution, and agitating the chemical solution by as bubbles or liquid, the gas bubbles or liquid is supplied so as to bring about alternate occurrence of a first state and a second state. The first state is a state in which an amount of the gas bubbles or the liquid supplied to first side in one direction of each substrate is greater than an amount of the gas bubbles or the liquid supplied to a second side in the one direction of the substrate. The second state is a state in which the amount of the gas bubbles or the liquid supplied to the first side in the one direction of the substrate is smaller than the amount of the gas bubbles or the liquid supplied to the second side in the one direction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Masaki SHIMA, Shinji KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9022048
    Abstract: Device for cleaning solar modules, of both the photovoltaic and solar thermal type, by projection of a cleaning liquid onto the surface of said modules in the form of spray, is described. The device is of the towed type, for mounting on a tractor vehicle or similar, and is implemented based on an articulated unit which comprises a coupled parallelogram structure, having the possibility of pivoting around a support structure solidarily joined to the carrier vehicle, joined by the opposite end to a telescopic arm which articulately includes a projection bar on its distal end, with variable positioning, integrating a multiplicity of nozzles for projecting cleaning liquid. The projection bar includes mechanical sensors for positioning thereof on the surface. The different movements are carried out in a controlled manner by actuation of hydraulic cylinders and the articulated joint between the projection bar and the telescopic bar includes a means for adjusting the maximum inclination angle of the projection bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rafael Ma Mendez De La Cuesta
  • Patent number: 9023155
    Abstract: An engine wash system for delivering wash liquid to an engine with a lift fan and a main engine, the lift fan including a plurality of inlet guide vanes and a nose cone, and the main engine connected to the lift fan by a shaft, the engine wash system includes a lift fan manifold to deliver wash liquid to the lift fan; and a main engine manifold to deliver wash liquid to the main engine, wherein the lift fan manifold and the main engine manifold can deliver the wash liquid simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: EcoServices, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Dorshimer, Robert M. Rice, Sebastian Nordlund, Wayne Zadrick
  • Patent number: 9017485
    Abstract: An ice dispensing system includes an ice hopper structure including a plurality of walls having inner surfaces that define an inner volume storing ice therein. The ice hopper may include a drain. A cleaning structure is coupled to the ice hopper structure. The cleaning structure includes a pump linked to a spray mechanism positioned within the inner volume of the ice hopper structure. The spray mechanism disperses a liquid on an inner surface of the ice hopper structure during a cleaning cycle of the ice dispensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Vittal Murthy, Jayateertha Malagi, Servesh Adderi Raganath, Matthew Kampert, Chris Zemko
  • Publication number: 20150108001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid processing jig for performing a predetermined processing on a workpiece using a processing liquid. The liquid processing jig includes: a liquid processing unit formed on a surface of the liquid processing jig and configured to perform a predetermined processing on the workpiece by the processing liquid; a liquid supplying unit configured to supply the processing liquid to the liquid processing unit; a liquid supplying channel configured to connect the liquid supplying unit and the liquid processing unit and supply the processing liquid from the liquid supplying unit to the liquid processing unit; and a liquid discharging channel configured to discharge the processing liquid from the liquid processing unit. The liquid supplying unit, the liquid supplying channel, the liquid processing unit, and the liquid discharging channel are provided to cause the processing liquid to flow by a capillary phenomenon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuo SAKAMOTO, Haruo IWATSU
  • Patent number: 8999190
    Abstract: The invention provides a heat transfer composition comprising R-1234ze (E), R-32 and 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mexichem Amanco Holding S.A. de C.V.
    Inventor: Robert E Low
  • Patent number: 8986461
    Abstract: A cleaning composition and process to remove carbon deposits from combustion equipment components is provided. The de-carbonizing composition is packaged in certain embodiments in an aerosol propellant. The inventive composition is also readily used as a liquid or an atomized mist that is readily introduced into the intake manifold through a tube tolerant of engine inlet operational temperatures and conditions. The invention introduces the composition by a process that precludes the need for engine disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Hischier, Gregory Hewgill
  • Publication number: 20150075569
    Abstract: Apparatuses, and related methods, for processing a workpiece that include a particular barrier structure that can overlie and cover a workpiece. Apparatuses, and related methods, for processing a workpiece that include a particular movable member that can be positioned over and moved relative to a workpiece. Apparatuses, and related methods, for processing a workpiece that include a particular ceiling structure that can overlie a processing chamber. Nozzle devices, and related methods, that include a particular annular body. Nozzle devices, and related methods, that include a particular first, second, and third nozzle structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jimmy D. Collins, Samuel A. Cooper, James M. Eppes, Alan D. Rose, Kader Mekias
  • Publication number: 20150079200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for generating germicidal compositions for use in a wide variety of settings, including agricultural settings (e.g., animal bedding), food production settings, hospitality settings, health care settings, health club settings, exercise facility settings, research based settings, veterinarian settings, medical settings, hydraulic fracturing settings, and/or any setting requiring disinfection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Carmine J. Durham, R. Andrew Morgan, Michael C. Pawlak
  • Publication number: 20150079701
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus includes a chuck for contacting a peripheral portion of a workpiece. The apparatus includes a nozzle to eject a process fluid (liquid or gas) toward a first surface while the workpiece is in contact with the chuck. The apparatus also includes a plate having an opening configured such that a support fluid (liquid or gas) can be ejected toward a second surface of the workpiece while the workpiece is in contact with the chuck. In an example, the support fluid can be used to counteract a displacement of the interior portion in the direction perpendicular to the plane of the workpiece due to, for example, gravity and/or hydrostatic pressure of the process fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Daisuke YAMASHITA
  • Patent number: 8980013
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning method that includes: a step in which, while a substrate holder is being continuously rotated, a to-be-discharged position of the cleaning liquid on the substrate is changed to an eccentric position deviated from the central part of the substrate, and a gas is discharged from a gas nozzle to the central part of the substrate so as to form a dried area of the cleaning liquid under a condition in which a shortest distance between an edge of a cleaning liquid flow output from the cleaning-liquid nozzle and an edge of a gas flow output from the gas nozzle is set between 9 mm and 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kousuke Yoshihara, Yuichi Yoshida, Taro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150068556
    Abstract: A device (1) for removing a coating, particularly a photoresist, from a substrate (10) in at least one area of the substrate (10), comprises a nozzle (11) suitable for applying a jet of a solution medium to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Pirmin Muffler
  • Patent number: 8974603
    Abstract: A filter that filters carbon dioxide in the gaseous, liquid or supercritical state is efficiently purified. The carbon dioxide is used to at least clean or dry an object to be treated, or to clean or dry the object to be treated. A method of purifying a filter for filtering carbon dioxide in a gaseous, liquid or supercritical state is provided. The carbon dioxide is used to at least clean or dry the object to be treated, or to clean and dry the object to be treated. According to the method, the filter 13 is purified before the carbon dioxide is filtered in the gaseous, liquid or supercritical state by the filter 13. The filter 13 is purified by allowing carbon dioxide to pass through the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Organo Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugawara, Yoshinori Ono
  • Publication number: 20150059808
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for processing a substrate including a spin head on which a substrate is placed, a container provided to surround the spin head, an upper nozzle member supplying a processing solution downwards, a bottom cleaning member located to be a certain distance from the bottom of the spin head, wherein the bottom cleaning member sprays a cleaning solution to the bottom of the spin head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jintack YU, Jae-Myoung LEE
  • Publication number: 20150053239
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wafer carrier cleaning method is provided. The wafer carrier cleaning method includes cleaning a wafer carrier with a chemical solution containing a weak acid that can dissolve metals, and cleaning the wafer carrier cleaned with the chemical solution, with pure water. The weak acid contained in the chemical solution is preferably citric acid that can dissolve heavy metals and does not damage the wafer carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasushige ABE, Hidekazu TANIGUCHI, Masanobu KIBE, Kosuke MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 8961702
    Abstract: A method and system for cleaning a secure instrument, such as a banknote, including a substrate, visual data and a security feature, including exposing the secure instrument to a supercritical fluid at a temperature and a pressure and for a duration sufficient to clean the substrate and not compromise the security feature and the visual data, wherein to clean the substrate includes to remove one or more substances from the substrate into the supercritical fluid. The substances removed from the substrate may include contaminants, dirt, sebum and pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation.
    Inventor: Nabil M. Lawandy
  • Patent number: 8960208
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cleaning device includes an ultrasonic transducer (13) for providing ultrasonic energy to a propagation liquid (15), an ultrasonic propagation tube (12) for flowing the propagation liquid provided with the ultrasonic energy by the ultrasonic transducer, a holding mechanism disposed below the ultrasonic propagation tube for holding an object to be cleaned (21), and a cleaning liquid supply mechanism for supplying a cleaning liquid to a cleaning surface of the object to be cleaned held by the holding mechanism. The ultrasonic propagation tube (12) is disposed so that a side surface thereof may contact a liquid film (19) of the cleaning liquid formed on the cleaning surface by supplying the cleaning liquid to the cleaning surface by the cleaning liquid supply mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kaijo Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunari Suzuki, Ki Han
  • Publication number: 20150047674
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include a method and apparatus for stripping resist from a substrate without using high concentrations of toxic chemicals and without needing frequent bath replacement. Techniques include using a chemistry that lifts-off the resist, without substantially dissolving the resist, coupled with mechanically breaking removed resist into small particles using mechanical agitation and high fluid flow. Resist particles can then be removed from the vicinity of the wafer by a high-flow circulation out of a processing tank. Circulating flow can then be filtered to remove the resist particles from the circulating fluid and reintroduced into the processing tank. A filtering system can also remove particles from filters either during circulation or with circulation stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TEL NEXX, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Goodman, Mani Sobhian, Arthur Keigler
  • Publication number: 20150047677
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus includes a heater having an infrared lamp and a housing for heating an upper surface of a substrate held by a substrate holding mechanism with the heater in opposed relation to the upper surface. A heater cleaning method includes locating the heater at a position above a lower nozzle in opposed relation to a first spout of the lower nozzle, the lower nozzle being in opposed relation to a lower surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding mechanism, and a lower cleaning liquid spouting step of supplying a cleaning liquid to the lower nozzle to spout the cleaning liquid upward from the first spout with no substrate being held by the substrate holding mechanism to thereby supply the cleaning liquid to an outer surface of the housing of the heater located at the heater cleaning position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ryo Muramoto
  • Publication number: 20150047676
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning milking stalls on a platform of a rotary parlour. The rotary parlour includes a robotic manipulation device configured to perform a primary task; a holding device configured to hold the end portion of the hose member in a predetermined parking position, and a control unit. When it is time to clean a milking stall on the platform, the control unit activates the robotic manipulation device such that, instead of performing a primary task, the robotic manipulation device performs an additional task in which the robotic manipulation device grips the end portion of a hose member and moves the end portion from a parking position to a number of cleaning positions from which liquid jets are sprayed from the outlet opening of the end portion against predetermined surfaces to be cleaned in the milking stall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: DELAVAL HOLDING AB
    Inventor: Mats Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8951358
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in part, to cleaning methods and solvent cleaning compositions including at least one hydrofluoro-olefin or hydrochlorofluoro-olefin solvent for use in connection with cleaning of metal parts, and in certain preferred embodiments cleaning metal parts to be used in an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hulse, Kane D. Cook
  • Publication number: 20150034131
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methodologies for cleaning wafers in wafer processing operations such as solvent cleaning. In an example situation, a wafer that has been separated from a support plate can be cleaned. The wafer still needs to be handled carefully during such a cleaning operation. Various devices and methodologies that facilitate efficient handling of wafers and solvent cleaning operations are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Canale, David J. Zapp
  • Patent number: 8945317
    Abstract: An injector cleaning apparatus with a concentric dual flow introducer and a flow-dispersing injector seat along with a method of cleaning an injector. The concentric dual flow introducer has concentric cleaning fluid flowpaths configured to communicate with a central passage and a plurality of peripheral passages of a gas injector. The input-side injector engaging interface of the concentric dual flow introducer and the flow-dispersing injector seat each have a compressible sealing portion having compressibility sufficient to yield under fluid cleaning surges attributable to initiation and termination of cleaning fluid flow through the injector cleaning apparatus along with resiliency sufficient to prevent abutment of the gas injector and a rigid facing portion of the input-side injector engaging interface and output-side injector engaging interface respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Armen Avoyan, Cliff La Croix, Hong Shih, Allan Ronne, John Daugherty, Catherine Zhou