With Liquid Or Other Cleaning Material Application To Work Patents (Class 15/302)
  • Patent number: 10722924
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of clean technologies, and particularly to a dust removal device for a display screen, a dust removal method and corresponding display device. The dust removal device comprises at least one nozzle which is configured to eject gas to the display screen; at least one mobile device which is configured to move the at least one nozzle to a predetermined position; a gas supply device which is connected with the at least one nozzle via a conduit; and a control device which is configured to control the movement of the at least one mobile device and the gas ejection of the at least one nozzle. The dust removal device and the corresponding display device based on the exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can realize fixed-point mechanical dust removal and improve the dust removal effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., K-TRONICS (SU ZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuang Tu, Shuanshuan Kong
  • Patent number: 10712551
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for cleaning a lens with which the lens can selectively be fed by means of a common handling device to several cleaning devices and can be moved in a lens-specific manner during cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Jürgen Krall
  • Patent number: 10421682
    Abstract: An apparatus for fusion draw glass manufacture, including at least one isopipe (110) having at least one weir (114); and a fluid discharge member in proximity to the at least one weir (114) of the at least one isopipe (110), the fluid discharge member is in fluid communication with a remote fluid source. The fluid source can be a source of a gas, liquid, solid or radiation. The fluid can be heated or cooled. At least one of the temperature properties, flow properties and thickness properties of the molten glass can be locally changed with the discharged fluid. A method of forming a glass-glass laminate sheet and uses of the laminate sheet are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladislav Yuryevich Golyatin, George Clinton Shay, William Anthony Whedon
  • Patent number: 10383492
    Abstract: A window-cleaning robot that includes: a powered agitator that, when active, mechanically removes debris from a window surface; a cleaning pad, which is wetted with a cleaning fluid and contacts the window surface so as to remove debris therefrom with the aid of the cleaning fluid; and a movement system, for example including a number of wheels, which moves the robot over the window surface and has a defined forwards direction; the agitator is located forwards of the cleaning pad and the agitator and the cleaning pad are arranged such that, as the robot moves over the window surface in the forwards direction, the agitator addresses a width in a width direction, which is perpendicular to the forwards direction and parallel to the window surface, that is greater than the width addressed by the cleaning pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Shai Abramson, Asaf Levin, Shalom Levin, Dedy Gur
  • Patent number: 10234639
    Abstract: A pressing cleaner for an optical connector's end face includes a housing, a support unit fixed inside the housing, a feeding unit which is opposite to the support unit and held and moved in the housing; the feeding unit is pivotally fitted at a rotary unit ahead, the rotary unit is provided with a cleaning head at the front side, the cleaning head is equipped with a pressing surface ahead, and the feeding unit allows a cleaning wire to be stretched and wound around the cleaning head as well as the pressing surface externally; the rotary unit includes a worm shaft on which guiding slots are opened wherein the guiding slots correspond to pins in the front of the support unit for holding the pins inside the guiding slots; an optical connector's end face is cleaned by the cleaning wire when the pressing surface is activated and the rotary unit is driven via the pins and the guiding slots for rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HOBBES & CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Chang Huang, Tse-Kang Huang
  • Patent number: 10220423
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a pipe inspection robot that traverses a pipe; a fetter comprising a water pump; and an intake hose that couples the pump of the jetter to a local water source proximate to the pipe inspection robot. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RedZone Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Starr, Galin Konakchiev, Jordan Himes, Charles Pulaski
  • Patent number: 10185231
    Abstract: A new way of drying and/or wetting a surface, such as a top surface of a substrate, is disclosed which is useful in immersion lithography. The surface is placed under a single phase extractor and a priming liquid is delivered between the single phase extractor and the surface. The single phase extractor is only activated after the priming liquid has been provided between the single phase extractor and the surface. Priming liquid is delivered to the single phase extractor during the whole of the drying and/or wetting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: ASML HOLDING N.V., ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Hendrikus Antonius Leenders, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Harry Sewell, Louis John Markoya, Marcus Martinus Petrus Adrianus Vermeulen, Diane Elaine Markoya
  • Patent number: 10134610
    Abstract: After a development liquid on a substrate is washed away with a rinse liquid, the rotational speed of the substrate is reduced, so that a liquid layer of the rinse liquid is formed over a top surface of the substrate. Thereafter, the rotational speed of the substrate is increased. The increase in the rotational speed of the substrate causes a centrifugal force to be slightly greater than tension, thereby causing the liquid layer to be held on the substrate with the thickness thereof in its peripheral portion increased and the thickness thereof at the center thereof decreased. Then, gas is discharged toward the center of the liquid layer from a gas supply nozzle, so that a hole is formed at the center of the liquid layer. This causes tension that is balanced with a centrifugal force exerted on the peripheral portion of the liquid layer to disappear. Furthermore, the rotational speed of the substrate is further increased while the gas is discharged. Thus, the liquid layer moves outward from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Screen Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Miyagi, Masashi Kanaoka, Kazuhito Shigemori, Shuichi Yasuda, Masakazu Sanada
  • Patent number: 10023157
    Abstract: A vehicle washing installation is provided including first and second supports on which a horizontal roof wash brush and a roof drying unit are held for movement between an upper and a lower end position, and a splash guard element arranged between the roof wash brush and the roof drying unit at the upper end position. The splash guard element has a recess extending in the area between a lateral edge and a lower edge of the splash guard element and into which a part of the roof drying unit in its upper end position extends, wherein the lower edge has a drain channel extending over the width of the splash guard element, the drain channel having an end section movable between a first position where it extends over the entire width of a recess and engages under the recess and a second position where it releases the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: André Speckmaier, Lars Eckstein
  • Patent number: 10016103
    Abstract: An air-releasing valve for use in a suction apparatus and a suction robot having the air-releasing valve are provided. The air-releasing valve comprises an activation unit and an air-releasing valve retaining base (3). An air-releasing hole (11) in communication with a negative pressure chamber (18) of the suction apparatus is provided on the air-releasing valve retaining base (3). The activation unit is provided on the air-releasing valve retaining base (3) and is movable relative to the air-releasing valve retaining base (3) to open the air-releasing hole (11). A switch (4) is provided on the air-releasing valve retaining base (3). The activation unit opens the air-releasing hole (11) and triggers the switch (4) to shut off a vacuuming apparatus (14) of the suction apparatus simultaneously. The air-releasing valve is capable of rapidly releasing air from the suction apparatus and shutting off the vacuuming apparatus (14) in a timely manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Ecovacs Robotics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fei Zhou, Xiaoming Lv, Linqiang Feng
  • Patent number: 9891389
    Abstract: The cleaning nozzle is used for cleaning an optical fiber connector using a cleaning fluid. The optical fiber connector includes a connector housing. A ferrule is supported within the interior of the connector housing. The nozzle has inner and outer housing members that respectively define an inner channel and an outer channel. The inner channel is sized to accommodate a front-end section of the ferrule. The inner and outer channels are in fluid communication through the interior of the connector housing when the front-end section of the ferrule resides within the inner channel. The nozzle assembly includes the nozzle and the optical fiber connector. Methods of cleaning the interior of the optical fiber connector as well as the ferrule end face, the optical fiber end face and the ferrule outer surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Edmund Fredell, Keith Mitchell Hill, Elias Panides, Simeon Panides, Jingru Zhang
  • Patent number: 9864149
    Abstract: The cleaning nozzle is used for cleaning an optical fiber connector using a cleaning fluid. The optical fiber connector includes a connector housing. A ferrule is supported within the interior of the connector housing. The nozzle has inner and outer housing members that respectively define an inner channel and an outer channel. The inner channel is sized to accommodate a front-end section of the ferrule. The inner and outer channels are in fluid communication through the interior of the connector housing when the front-end section of the ferrule resides within the inner channel. The nozzle assembly includes the nozzle and the optical fiber connector. Methods of cleaning the interior of the optical fiber connector as well as the ferrule end face, the optical fiber end face and the ferrule outer surface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: James Edmund Fredell, Keith Mitchell Hill, Elias Panides, Simeon Panides, Jingru Zhang
  • Patent number: 9623539
    Abstract: A carving cabinet configured to enable carving of the work-piece outside the main machine cabinet, without requiring the work-piece to be completely wrapped in a protective covering. The carving cabinet includes a housing defining an enclosure for operating the carving tool when carving the work-piece. A barrier member is coupled to the housing and is configured to substantially separate the work-piece from the enclosure when carving the work-piece. The barrier member includes a first surface facing toward the enclosure and an opposing second surface facing away from the enclosure. A carving port extends between the first surface and the second surface. The barrier member is configured to allow the work-piece to be disposable adjacent the second surface to enable carving of the work-piece through the carving port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9563887
    Abstract: Disclosed is a helmet cleaning apparatus. The apparatus includes a rectangular housing having a cleaning compartment with a transparent lid pivotally connected thereto. The compartment includes a helmet mount having a spheroidal shape and on which a helmet can be positioned for cleaning. The helmet mount further includes apertures thereon that are connected to a vacuum cleaning device and a steam cleaning device contained within the housing. In operation, a helmet is positioned on the helmet mount, and some of the apertures thereon disperse steam in order to clean the helmet. Other apertures draw debris and other materials into the vacuum cleaning device in order to remove the same from the helmet. In this way, a user can easily and conveniently sanitize and clean a helmet without having to manually cleaning the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Chester Ely
  • Patent number: 9456182
    Abstract: A system can include a first vehicle operating a mobile pipeline cleaning device for cleaning a pipeline, a second vehicle operating a mobile camera device configured to enter said pipeline and capture video data corresponding to an interior of said pipeline, and a mobile video unit device. The second vehicle can have a transmitter configured to transmit the video data over a communication path, and the mobile video unit device can have a receiver configured to receive the video data from the transmitter over the communication path. The mobile video unit device can visually present to a user a video feed corresponding to the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: William Stenson
  • Patent number: 9260086
    Abstract: A system for cleaning vehicles that includes at least one drain beneath the vehicle for collecting spent water used in the cleaning of the vehicle; at least one filter for filtering the spent water; a storage tank for receiving and storing the filtered water; a boiler for receiving water from the storage tank, said boiler heating the water so as to produce steam that is useable in cleaning the vehicle; and an oil recovery apparatus for receiving oil from the vehicle and re-claiming the vehicle oil in order to operate the boiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Louis J. Normand, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9254071
    Abstract: An arena cleaning machine includes cleaning members, such as pads or brushes supported on a carriage that provides stability to the cleaning members and situates them in a position to contact the surface of ice rink dasher boards. The cleaning members are moveable into a desired cleaning position by adjusting their position along the carriage. A driver of the machine can make several passes around the rink, cleaning successive strips on the dasher boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ArenaServ LLC
    Inventors: Brian Klanow, Patrick J. Sieloff
  • Patent number: 9214363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for preventing a water-repellent protective film formed on a resist film from peeling off during immersion exposure. A resist film is formed on the front surface of a substrate and then the peripheral edge portion of the resist film is removed. Before forming a water-repellent protective film onto the resist film, an adhesion-improving fluid, preferably hexamethyldisilazane gas, for improving the adhesion of the water-repellent protective film, is supplied to the region from which the resist film is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideharu Kyouda, Taro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9205466
    Abstract: A cleaning system comprising a tank having a wash area arranged to receive an article for cleaning; an inlet assembly mounted to a first end of the tank, through which a cleaning medium flows into the wash area; an outlet assembly having a flow control plate mounted to a second end of the tank; the flow control plate having a plurality of apertures and arranged such that the cleaning medium flows from the wash area through the apertures; the flow control plate arranged such that a total outlet area of the tank is equal to a sum of areas of the apertures; wherein the proportion of the total outlet area about the flow control plate is inversely proportional to a depth of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: JCS-Echigo Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Liang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9139969
    Abstract: Vacuum hose handling apparatuses and systems are disclosed herein. One exemplary implementation of the present disclosure includes a vacuum handling apparatus comprising a base, a support arm operatively coupled to the base, a connection hose configured to connect to an open end of an industrial vacuum hose, and a collection tube attached to the support arm and in fluid communication with the connection hose. In addition, the vacuum hose handling apparatus may be configured to allow movement of the collection tube relative to a corresponding collection vessel. Additional vacuum hose handling apparatuses and systems are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Dwight Hartley
  • Patent number: 9108127
    Abstract: A screen intake system has a body with an open end and a chamber. A flat screen is disposed at the open end of the body. To keep the screen clear of debris, an airburst system has pipes disposed in the chamber. The pipes dispose parallel to one another adjacent the flat screen, and each of the pipes has orifices in a side facing the flat screen. Directors are disposed along the backs of the pipes in a lattice, and each of the directors has a channel in which the pipe disposes. Compressed air released by valves from a tank dispersed from the pipe's orifices. Each of the directors directs the resulting water/airburst from the orifices toward the adjacent flat screen to clear it of debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Bilfinger Water Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom Schuler, Michael Ekholm
  • Publication number: 20150135472
    Abstract: A substrate processing apparatus comprising a processing vessel evacuated by an evacuation system and accommodating therein a stage configured to hold a substrate; a superheated steam generator configured to supply a superheated steam to said processing vessel; a gas supplying apparatus supplying an inert gas or a reducing gas to said processing vessel; an oxygen concentration level measuring device configured to measure an oxygen concentration level in said processing vessel; and a heating mechanism provided in said stage and configured to heat said substrate on said stage to a temperature of said superheated steam to which said substrate is exposed, wherein said superheated steam generator supplies said superheated steam to said processing vessel with a temperature higher than a temperature of said substrate on the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shirou Ozaki, Yoshihiro Nakata
  • Publication number: 20150136184
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for cleaning and sterilizing an interior of a shoe which generates ultrasonic wind of a whirlwind type in the interior of the shoe to remove foreign substances from the interior of the shoe and which injects ultra fine particles of germicide solution into the interior of the shoe at a high pressure to sterilize the interior of the shoe, so that the interior of shoe may be hygienically and cleanly maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Do KIM
  • Patent number: 9027187
    Abstract: A cleaning system used for removing contaminant particles on a surface of an image sensor is provided. The cleaning system includes an gas blower, two plate electrodes parallel to each other, and a high frequency voltage source. The gas blower supplies a mixed gas to the two plate electrodes. The high frequency voltage source provides a high voltage for the two plate electrodes to ionize the mixed gas, thereby the ionized gas cause contaminant particles on the surface of the image sensor to be positively charged, and cause the surface of the image sensor to be positively charged. The vacuum pump device removes the positively charged particles, which are repelled by the positively charged surface of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Publication number: 20150107630
    Abstract: Removal of spots from glassware may benefit from various techniques and systems. For example, glassware may benefit from a steamer that can be configured to individually steam an item of glassware to remove unsightly spots caused by the drying of hard water, or similar causes. A system can include a steam generator configured to generate steam. The system can also include a distributor configured to apply the steam to an item of glassware. The system can further include an enclosure configured to support the item of glassware during steam application and retain the steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Victoria Varnals, Ryan Varnals, Tyler Varnals, Christopher Dollar
  • Publication number: 20150101143
    Abstract: A dry cleaning casing of a dry cleaning apparatus includes a casing body including an internal space for flying a cleaning member, an opening to which a cleaning target is contacted to collide the cleaning member to the cleaning target, and an air introduction route to introduce external air to the internal space, by sucking air from the internal space while the opening is closed by the cleaning target, to generate rotating air flow for flying the cleaning member; a flow restriction member to define a rotation axis of the rotating air flow in the internal space; and a screen plate made of a porous plate to block movement of the cleaning member while passing through substance removed from the cleaning target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Yuusuke TANEDA, Akihiro FUCHIGAMI, Yoichi OKAMOTO, Shozo MURATA, Kohji TSUKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20150068558
    Abstract: A system and a method for cleaning a printing cylinder or other printing equipment such as printing plates, ink pans or floors of printing units, the method comprising applying a detergent to the surface to be cleaned, after a period to allow action of the detergent, removing the detergent by rinsing, using a vapor and high velocity air stream, i.e. atomized water fog; or steam; or a combination of steam and air, which allows dislodging particles encrusted within cells of the surface of the piece of equipment to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Pad Peripheral Advanced Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Poissant, Anton Chernyshov, Martin Gingras, Eric Thibault
  • Publication number: 20150068560
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating the surface of a microelectronic workpiece via impingement of the surface with at least one fluid and a method for operating the apparatus are described. In particular, the apparatus includes a treatment chamber defining an interior space to treat the microelectronic workpiece with at least one fluid within the treatment chamber, and a movable chuck that supports the workpiece within the treatment chamber. The apparatus further includes a workpiece translational drive system configured to translate the movable chuck between a workpiece load position and at least one processing position at which the workpiece is treated with the at least one fluid using at least one nozzle connected to at least one fluid supply, and a workpiece rotational drive system configured to rotate the microelectronic workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEL FSI, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark GOLUCH, David C. ZIMMERMAN, Robert E. LARSON, Edward Deneen HANZLIK, Gregory Paul THOMES, Christina Ann RATHMAN
  • Patent number: 8950037
    Abstract: A low profile rinsing table is provided for cleaning rugs and other articles. The table includes an upper member having a series of apertures therein. Cleaning solutions can be scrubbed into the top of the rug and vacuum sources connected to the rinsing table will extract dirt, spent cleaning liquids and rinse water by pulling it through the rug, into a waste chamber and out for proper disposal. In an alternate embodiment of the rinsing table a roller extends along one side of the table to allow the rug to be easily indexed thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmerman Carpet Cleaners, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Zimmerman
  • Publication number: 20150007408
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning the sight glass tube used in determining level of the contents of a vehicle mounted vacuum tank is disclosed. The apparatus includes a cleaning fluid tank holding a quantity of cleaning fluid mounted to the vacuum tank vehicle, a cleaning fluid vacuum line running between the sight glass tube and the cleaning fluid tank, and a control valve for opening and closing the cleaning fluid vacuum line whereby opening the cleaning fluid line will draw a quantity of cleaning fluid from the cleaning fluid tank through the cleaning fluid vacuum line and through the sight glass tube and thereby cleaning the sight glass tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: William D. Wyland, Justin W. Foreman
  • Publication number: 20140365360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a helmet cleaning apparatus. The apparatus includes a rectangular housing having a cleaning compartment with a transparent lid pivotally connected thereto. The compartment includes a helmet mount having a spheroidal shape and on which a helmet can be positioned for cleaning. The helmet mount further includes apertures thereon that are connected to a vacuum cleaning device and a steam cleaning device contained within the housing. In operation, a helmet is positioned on the helmet mount, and some of the apertures thereon disperse steam in order to clean the helmet. Other apertures draw debris and other materials into the vacuum cleaning device in order to remove the same from the helmet. In this way, a user can easily and conveniently sanitize and clean a helmet without having to manually cleaning the helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Chester Ely
  • Publication number: 20140352100
    Abstract: This vacuum cleaning device is provided with: a vapor chamber in which vapor of a hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent is generated; a condensation chamber; a first heat exchanger in which heat exchange between the vapor and a heating medium is carried out; a cleaning chamber in which a workpiece can be cleaned under vacuum by the condensed cleaning agent that has been generated in the condensation chamber; a compressor that adiabatically compresses and further heats the heating medium that was heated by the first heat exchanger; a second heat exchanger that carries out heat exchange between the heating medium heated by the compressor and the hydrocarbon-based cleaning agent in the vapor chamber; and a vacuum unit that further cools the heating medium that has been cooled by the second heat exchanger by forcing vacuum expansion of the heating medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Atsushi HIRATA, Yasuhiro SHIGEGAKI, Tetsuya HIRATA, Kazuo MIYOSHI, Yoshiyasu MATSUDA, Noboru HIRAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140331440
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus including a self-cleaning device is disclosed. The substrate cleaning apparatus includes a self-cleaning device configured to clean a cylindrical scrub-cleaning tool that is rubbed against a substrate surface. The self-cleaning device includes a cleaning body having an inner circumferential surface that is shaped along an circumferential surface of the scrub-cleaning tool, and at least one cleaning nozzle configured to eject a cleaning fluid toward the circumferential surface of the scrub-cleaning tool through a gap between the circumferential surface of the scrub-cleaning tool and the inner circumferential surface of the cleaning body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoatsu ISHIBASHI
  • Publication number: 20140332035
    Abstract: When an object to be cleaned is vapor cleaned in the prior art, a tubular cleaning tube is arranged on the top face of the cover plate, at the outer periphery of the outlet, so that the cleaning vapor can accumulate, allowing very little pushing out the air in the working chamber. In the present invention, an outlet is provided in a cover plate through which cleaning vapor flows out into an ordinary pressure working chamber thereabove; condensation of this outflowing cleaning vapor at a low position in the ordinary pressure working chamber is made possible by a condensation unit; and a tubular cleaning tube is arranged at the outer periphery of the outlet on the top face of a cover plate, whereby the cleaning vapor rises up in the cleaning tube so that an object to be cleaned can be vapor cleaned by receiving it in this cleaning tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN FIELD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Uchino, Masahide Uchino
  • Patent number: 8864912
    Abstract: Internal cleaning of inverted cans includes engaging a can's cylindrical wall with a wall-conforming vacuum or adhesive gripper, causing a spraying unit to travel axially in and out of the can's opening while the can is inverted on a circular conveyor, and using a supporting arm or bottom stop to subject the can to a counterforce against a flushing force from sprayed cleaning medium. This prevents the can from being pressed out of a receptacle in which it sits during cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Jakob, Steffen Kappel, Thomas Stolte
  • Patent number: 8852355
    Abstract: A system for vacuuming out sediment when installed on the inside of a gravity feed, elevated potable water tank or tower holding water at a pressure head of the kind having a riser serving as a water inlet and outlet. The system having a manifold installed along the bottom wall of the tank or tower connected to a plurality of downwardly directed nozzles. The manifold is connected to a drain pipe passing down through the riser and is supported so that the nozzles are positioned above the bottom wall in the vicinity of the sediment. When water is allowed to flow through the drain pipe, the pressure head causes sediment which may otherwise be a health risk and promote electrolytic corrosion to be vacuumed out by the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph James McClelland
  • Publication number: 20140251375
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus may include a substrate support having a support surface to support a substrate to be cleaned, wherein the substrate support is rotatable about a central axis normal to the support surface; a first nozzle to provide a first cleaning gas to a region of the inner volume corresponding to the position of an edge of the substrate when the substrate is supported by the support surface of the substrate support; a first annular body disposed opposite and spaced apart from the support surface of the substrate support by a gap, the first annular body having a central opening defined by an inner wall shaped to provide a reducing size of the gap between the first annular body and the support surface in a radially outward direction; and a first gas inlet to provide a first gas to the central opening of the first annular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: JAMES MATTHEW HOLDEN, SONG-MOON SUH, TODD EGAN, Kalyanjit Ghosh, Leon Volfovski, Michael R. Rice, Richard Giljum
  • Patent number: 8819892
    Abstract: An automatic cleaning system comprises a control panel communicatively coupled to a sprinkler device and a cleaning apparatus. The sprinkler device emits a heat and deodorizer for intense drying and sterilization. The cleaning apparatus removes the cleaning solution, sweeps mops, vacuums, shampoos and waxes floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Marella Bettina Mangum
  • Publication number: 20140230849
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for cleaning and sanitizing surgical tools or surgical instruments in general, and a device suited to implement the process. In particular, the invention includes the use of an abrasive cleaning material, emitted under pressure and at high speed against the instruments for abrading and removing the substances that adhere to the surfaces of the same instruments, wherein the abrasive cleaning material includes sodium bicarbonate salts, mixtures of the same or similar substances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: BICAR JET S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Paolo Sommacal
  • Patent number: 8806703
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a device for dispensing atomized liquid, the device having a reservoir for holding liquid and an ultrasonic transducer arranged to atomize the liquid in the reservoir. An airflow is created through the reservoir via the exhaust gasflow from the vacuum cleaner, the airflow carrying the atomized liquid via an elongate tube to dispensing outlet provided on a cleaning head of the vacuum cleaner. The ultrasonic transducer is simple and inexpensive, yet is able to reliably atomize the liquid for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hoover Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Anthony Denny Bassett
  • Patent number: 8790467
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning an article may include a cleaning head. The cleaning head may have a lower edge and may include an annular steam chamber and a steam nozzle. The annular steam chamber may define a vacuum chamber that may be configured to receive the article therewithin. The annular steam chamber may have a plurality of discrete apertures positioned in vertically spaced relation to the lower edge. The steam nozzle may be configured to provide steam to the annular steam chamber for discharge through the apertures into the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Sergey G. Ponomarev
  • Patent number: 8739354
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compact user friendly multi tool mobile sewer jetting and in ground utility servicing vehicle with one or more reels mounted on an articulated boom which is pivotably mounted to a service vehicle via a slewing ring gear. A vacuum excavation system with a vacuum hose and vacuum hose reel may also be mounted on the mobile vehicle. The articulated boom having a first end pivotably mounted to a mobile vehicle via a slewing ring gear. The articulated boom may have sufficient strength to support a jetter hose reel mounted near a second end of the boom and the boom may have sufficient move ability to position and stabilize the reel near a man hole or service work area for user friendly use by an operator. Sensors, monitors and controllers are included to gather data related to the operation of the service vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Lynn A. Buckner
  • Patent number: 8713750
    Abstract: A dry-type cleaning chassis includes a chassis part including an opening part in contact with a cleaning target, an air inlet duct provided to blow external air into the internal space; a suction port provided for generating a circulating air flow in the internal space by suctioning air having been introduced into the internal space via the air inlet duct; a porous unit configured to pass objects removed from the cleaning target to a suction port side; and a path limiting member formed of a cylindrical shape extended in an axis center direction of the circulating air flow and configured so that an inside of the cylindrical shape is in communication with the suction port as a suction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fuchigami, Yoichi Okamoto, Kohji Tsukahara, Shozo Murata, Yuusuke Taneda
  • Publication number: 20140053885
    Abstract: A vehicle washing system. The vehicle washing system includes a vehicle washing system component. Also, provided is an apparatus for moving the vehicle relative to vehicle washing system component. The speed of the relative motor of the vehicle is selected either by an operator automatically or may be varied to vary the vehicle throughput through the vehicle wash. A control unit is provided. The control unit senses the speed of movement of the vehicle with respect to the vehicle washing system. The control unit adjusts the vehicle washing system component for coordinating the vehicle washing system component in accordance with the speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Belanger, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, Thomas E. Weyandt, Curtis S. Prater
  • Publication number: 20140034096
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a substrate includes a dispense head configured to supply a liquid medium as a meniscus to the surface of the substrate and a rinse head that is equipped with at least an inlet conduit to supply rinse chemical to a top substrate surface as a meniscus. An outlet conduit is disposed on either side of the inlet conduit and is configured to remove the rinse chemical and liquid medium from the substrate surface. The inlet conduit and the outlet conduits are perpendicular to the surface of the rinse head that faces the substrate and parallel to one another. A first and second transducers are disposed in a portion of the rinse head between the inlet conduit and each of the outlet conduits. The transducers are configured to transmit acoustic energy to the meniscus when formed between the surface of the rinse head and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Peng, David Mui, Shih-Chung Kon
  • Publication number: 20140020713
    Abstract: A dry-type cleaning chassis includes an internal space in which cleaning media are flown, an opening part configured to be in contact with a cleaning object, an air inlet duct configured to introduce external air into the internal space, a suction port that vacuums the air introduced into the internal space from the air inlet duct and causes a circulating air flow to be generated in the internal space, a flow path limiting member that regulates a circulating axis of the circulating air flow within the internal space, a cleaning media discharge outlet that is in communication with an exterior of a circulating flow path of the circulating air flow and is configured to discharge the cleaning media from the circulating flow path to the exterior, and a cleaning media guide member that guides the cleaning media to the cleaning media discharge outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yuusuke TANEDA, Akihiro Fuchigami, Kohji Tsukahara, Kakuji Murakami, Shozo Murata
  • Publication number: 20130340200
    Abstract: A rinser for cleaning containers, includes a linear conveyor path for conveying the containers; lances which are inserted into the containers for supplying at least one cleansing agent; and at least one suction device for sucking off the supplied cleansing agent from the containers. The lances are arranged at a closed cyclic transport path, and the transport path includes a linear section which corresponds to the conveyor path for supplying the cleansing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Norbert Kindl
  • Patent number: 8595891
    Abstract: A adhered substance removing device of the present disclosure includes a suction removal unit configured to suck and remove a liquid medium with which a wiping sheet is impregnated and adhered substances which is separated from the wiping sheet by an oscillation unit and re-adhered to a surface of the wiping sheet. The suction removal unit includes a cylindrical suction nozzle having inlet holes in a surface along which the wiping sheet is guided. and a suction pump configured to suck air from the suction nozzle. The Suction pump is connected to the suction nozzle, and a lid is detachably attached to an opening of the suction nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sawa Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Takeda, Takashi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 8585826
    Abstract: A method of web cleaning, particularly relatively soft polymeric webs, without using dipping baths or ultrasonic energy. The method includes conveying the web against a backup roller and spraying the web with a high pressure liquid while the web is supported by the backup roller. Thereafter, residual fluid from the high pressure stream is stripped from the web by a gas curtain while the web is supported by the backup roller. In many convenient embodiments, the web is contacted with a cleaning roller while the web is in contact with the backup roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Brian E. Schreiber, William B. Kolb, Keith R. Bruesewitz
  • Patent number: 8555460
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus includes: a substrate entering guide unit for entering a substrate from outside in a proper direction; a foreign material removing unit for receiving the substrate from the substrate entering guide unit and removing debris formed on the substrate; a foreign material cleaning unit for receiving the substrate from the foreign material removing unit and cleaning to remove debris remaining on the substrate; and a position controller for controlling the position of the substrate carried out of the foreign material cleaning unit, wherein the foreign material cleaning unit includes: a manifold including a plurality of deionized water holes, suction holes and air holes; and a porous cleaning plate combined to the manifold by an upper fastening screw including a through hole communicating with the plurality of deionized water holes and suction holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geon-Yong Kim, Eun-Ha Lee