Combined With Additional Material Support Patents (Class 219/392)
  • Patent number: 11179002
    Abstract: A heating device comprises a housing, a driving member a fan, a heating member and a cover. The housing is formed with a cavity and a plurality of holes communicating with the cavity. The driving member is disposed in the cavity and has a driving shaft extending along a first direction. The fan is disposed on the driving shaft and faces the holes. The heating element is disposed between the fan and the plurality of holes. The cover has annular steps. The diameter of the outer surface of the annular steps of the cover is gradually reduced in the first direction. The annular steps can accommodate pots of different diameter openings. With only one heating device that can be used with several pots, the user can cook different sizes of food, and save storage space and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUZHOU BAOSHENG ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE CO. LTD
    Inventor: Weiling Lu
  • Patent number: 11175048
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a cooking cavity, a first heating element disposed adjacent a top of the cooking cavity, a second heating element disposed adjacent a bottom of the cooking cavity, first temperature sensor disposed adjacent the top of the cooking cavity, a second temperature sensor disposed adjacent the bottom of the cooking cavity, a blower arranged to agitate air within the cooking cavity, a cookware device removably disposed atop and in thermal contact with the second heating element and the second temperature sensor, and a controller adapted to manually receiving cooking parameters from a user and sensed temperature information from the first and second temperature sensors and to independently and selectively control the heating elements and the blower according thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Uri Murad
  • Patent number: 11049738
    Abstract: A substrate heating device includes: a heating plate for heating a first substrate mounted thereon; a cooling plate installed adjacent to the heating plate and for mounting a second substrate, before being heated, introduced to the cooling plate, and cool the first substrate; a substrate transfer mechanism for transferring the first or second substrate between the cooling plate and the heating plate; a heat shielding plate installed across a region below the heating plate and the cooling plate; a cooling mechanism for cooling the heat shielding plate; and a low oxygen atmosphere forming part for setting an atmosphere in which the first substrate is heated to a low oxygen atmosphere, wherein the substrate transfer mechanism includes a substrate holding part for holding the first or second substrate and a moving mechanism installed below the heat shielding plate to move the substrate holding part in the front-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Hibiki Otani, Yukinobu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11022324
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided that may include a main body having a cooking chamber formed therein; a first heating assembly provided inside the cooking chamber and configured to generate heat; a second heating assembly provided outside the cooking chamber and configured to generate heat under the cooking chamber; and a flow path connection member configured to form a path through which the heat generated in the second heating assembly is introduced into the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeonghoon Jeong, Daebong Yang, Dongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 10962229
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided that may include a main body having a cooking chamber formed therein; a lower space formed inside the main body and separated from the cooking chamber between a bottom of the main body and the cooking chamber; and first and second heating assemblies, the second heating assembly being installed inside the lower space. An opening configured to open the lower space portion to an outside of the main body may be formed in the lower space between the bottom of the main body and the cooking chamber, and the second heating assembly may be inserted into or withdrawn from the lower space through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Woo Park, Jun Ho Seok, Jong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10865994
    Abstract: A cooking appliance is provided that may include a main body having a cooking chamber formed therein and including a rear surface, a lower surface, and a side surface; a lower case provided below the lower surface to form an accommodation space therein; first and second heaters, the second heater installed in the accommodation space and configured to generate heat; a first discharge port through which an inside of the lower case communicates with an outside of the main body; a second discharge port through which an inside of the cooking chamber communicates with the outside of the main body; and a flow path connection member configured to form a flow path guide to guide heated air discharged through the first discharge port toward the second discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongjae Lee, Youngsoo Kim, Hyun Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10833516
    Abstract: A charging port module for a mobile electronic device and a mobile electronic device including the charging port module. The charging port module includes a housing including at least one opening; a heating element disposed on the housing; and a plurality of electrodes contacting the heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hajin Kim
  • Patent number: 10527285
    Abstract: Sparkless igniters for pilot services comprising hot surface igniter elements, and methods for operating these igniters without the use of flame rods or thermocouples. The electrical resistance of the hot surface igniter element is measured and used to control the operation of the igniters using a suitable burner management system. The measured electrical resistance may also be manipulated to yield a control parameter for use in the burner management system. The igniters are designed to prevent quenching of the hot surface elements by the fuel-air mixture. The igniters optionally permit easy swap out of hot surface igniter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUREFIRE PILOTLESS BURNER SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: Ronnie Cook
  • Patent number: 10335009
    Abstract: A dishwasher, including a chamber for washing dishes and a chamber for storing dishes is provided. A mechanism is also provided allowing the dish racks to move the dishes from the washing chamber to the storage chamber of the dishwasher once the wash is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Carol Hexem
  • Patent number: 9776651
    Abstract: A cart includes a first side board and a second side board. Each of the first and second side boards has first holes and second holes respectively defined in the upper and lower portions thereof. A first rod unit and a second rod unit are respectively connected to the first holes and the second holes of the first and second side boards. At least two shelves are movably mounted on the first and second rod units between the first and second side boards. A first wheel unit and a second wheel unit are respectively connected to the second holes at the front side and the rear side of the body so as to assemble the cart. The diameter of the second wheel unit is larger than that of the first wheel unit. The cart is light and suitable to move on an uneven surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 9029737
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a solar cell includes a housing defining a vacuum chamber, a rotatable substrate support, at least one inner heater and at least one outer heater. The substrate support is inside the vacuum chamber configured to hold a substrate. The at least one inner heater is between a center of the vacuum chamber and the substrate support, and is configured to heat a back surface of a substrate on the substrate support. The at least one outer heater is between an outer surface of the vacuum chamber and the substrate support, and is configured to heat a front surface of a substrate on the substrate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: TSMC Solar Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward Teng, Ying-Chen Chao, Chih-Jen Yang
  • Publication number: 20150122795
    Abstract: A device for preparing a thermoplastic material, with dry heat, for use in patient fixation. The device generates circulated heat to a threshold temperature. Once the thermoplastic material has become pliable, it is molded into a cast for fixation purposes. The circulated heat may be generated by a device having a housing and a support member movably attached to the housing. The device also includes a heating element and an array of circulation elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Torben Juhl, Katarina Hansen, Torben Rasmussen, Norman Shoenfeld, Fred Sopenoff
  • Patent number: 8954351
    Abstract: A novel vending machine system integrating a food storage container and a high speed stored energy cooking oven capable of cooking foods in under one minute such as that further described by U.S. Provisional Application 60/822,028 filed on Aug. 10, 2006 as well as co-pending application “Wire Mesh Thermal Radiative Element and Use in a Radiative Oven” filed on Dec. 30, 2008 by De Luca. The invention disclosing a novel configuration for the oven incorporating storage, a system allowing for the proper cooking of items and food positioning, an activation system, and an invoicing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: De Luca Oven Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Publication number: 20150017305
    Abstract: Provide an oven and optional cooking accessories having a high emissivity thermal protective layer on a substrate surface which comprises a metal or ceramic. The layer comprises from about 5% to 30% of an inorganic adhesive, from about 45% to 92% of at least one filler, and from about 1% to 25% of one or more emissivity agents; or from about 5% to 35% of colloidal silica, colloidal alumina, or combinations thereof, from about 23% to 79% of at least one filler, and from about 1% to 25% of one or more emissivity agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: John W. Olver, Philip J. Domenicucci, John Emery
  • Patent number: 8907252
    Abstract: An electric oven for cooking a food product in a fat substance comprises a cooking chamber, at least one electrical heating resistance housed in the cooking chamber, a vessel mountable inside the cooking chamber and housing, at least one rotatable stirring blade that is able to rotate the food product to cover the food product with a film of fat substance, and a drive pin to drive said stirring blade in rotation. The stirring blade is configured so as to displace the food product such that at last a portion of the food product comes into contact with the fat substance for combined cooking by action of air on the portion of the food product located above the fat substance and by action of fat substance immersion at least on a portion of the food product immersed in said fat substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: De'Longhi Appliances S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giuseppe De' Longhi
  • Publication number: 20140263268
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to susceptor support shafts and process chambers containing the same. A susceptor support shaft supports a susceptor thereon, which in turn, supports a substrate during processing. The susceptor support shaft reduces variations in temperature measurement of the susceptor and/or substrate by providing a consistent path for a pyrometer focal beam directed towards the susceptor and/or substrate, even when the susceptor support shaft is rotated. The susceptor support shafts also have a relatively low thermal mass which increases the ramp up and ramp down rates of a process chamber. In some embodiments, a custom made refractive element can be removably placed on the top of the solid disc to redistribute secondary heat distributions across the susceptor and/or substrate for optimum thickness uniformity of epitaxy process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhepeng Cong, Balasubramanian Ramachandran, Masato Ishii, Xuebin Li, Mehmet Tugrul Samir, Shu-Kwan Lau, Paul Brillhart
  • Patent number: 8835810
    Abstract: A system and method directed to a dehydrating device, which may include a dehydrating enclosure and an adapter. The adapter may be operable to couple the dehydrating enclosure to a power unit, which may include a power source disposed inside the power unit, and a control source operable to control the power source. The power unit may be detachably couplable to at least one of the dehydrating enclosure or a cooking enclosure. The power unit and the cooking enclosure may collectively combine into a multi-stage counter-top electric oven. The power unit and the dehydrating enclosure may also collectively combine into a dehydrator. The dehydrating enclosure may include a plurality of stackable dehydrating trays through which dehydrating air is circulated from the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nuwave LLC
    Inventor: Jung S. Moon
  • Publication number: 20140217083
    Abstract: A matchbox oven is disclosed. The matchbox oven includes a housing, a slider, a mover, a heat source and a blower. The housing includes a cavity having two openings. The mover moves the slider in and out of the cavity through the two openings. The heat source provides heat to the cavity for heating up any food item placed within the cavity. The slider includes multiple stoppers to serve as oven covers for preventing heat within the cavity from escaping through the two openings. The slider can also be utilized as a heat sink for lowering the cavity's temperature during oven operation. When a new cook temperature is substantially lower than the temperature of the cavity, the blower forces heated air within the cavity to exit through the two openings before the starting of and/or during the initial portion of a new cook cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Ovention, Inc.
    Inventor: PHILIP R. MCKEE
  • Patent number: 8796590
    Abstract: An oven having one or more low-temperature self-cleaning modes has an interior cavity and at least two heating elements in the interior cavity. A sump is formed in the bottom wall of the cavity. The oven has an electronic control unit, which activates and deactivates the heating elements during operation of the low-temperature self-cleaning mode. The electronic control unit may disable an oven door lock during a low-temperature self-cleaning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Boyer, III, Sky W. Carman, James C. Johncock
  • Patent number: 8791391
    Abstract: A disk processing system having a plurality of processing chambers, a load chamber comprising a heater, and a disk transport system coupled to the plurality of processing chambers and the load chamber to transport a disk there among.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: WD Media, LLC
    Inventor: Allen J. Bourez
  • Patent number: 8755680
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an edge ring for supporting a substrate with increased temperature uniformity. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an edge ring having one or more fins formed on an energy receiving surface of the edge ring. The fins may have at least one sloped side relative to a main body of the edge ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Koelmel, Joseph M. Ranish, Abhilash J. Mayur
  • Publication number: 20140158675
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a high temperature curing oven, comprising: a heating cavity a heater and a temperature monitor system. The heater includes a plurality of heating modules that can be controlled independently. The temperature monitor system includes: a thermocouple; an infrared monitor device; a signal processing module; and an executing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangkun Jing
  • Patent number: 8744250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an edge ring for supporting a substrate with increased temperature uniformity. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an edge ring having one or more surface area increasing structures formed on an energy receiving surface of the edge ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Koelmel, Joseph M. Ranish, Abhilash J. Mayur
  • Patent number: 8742298
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental firing or press furnace (10) that enables the production of at least one dental restoration part (62). The dental firing or press furnace is provided with a firing space (12) that is heatable with the aid of a heating device (22), preferably, a resistance heating device. A heat-conducting element (50) having a specific thermal conductivity of at least 100 W/mK is arranged on the floor of the firing space (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Jussel
  • Patent number: 8710408
    Abstract: Automated apparatus for preparing pizza, and method of operating same. A customer selects a type of pizza, such as toppings or crust style. The apparatus slices and defrosts dough, applies cheese, slices and applies toppings, and cooks the pizza to order. The cooked pizza is packaged for delivery to the customer and may include a separate cutting apparatus. Proper temperature of hot and cold sections is maintained while ingredients are stored and as the pizza is cooked. The process is monitored and controlled by one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: K & G Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Puzant Khatchadourian, Daniel Papakhian, Mikhail Kneller, George Yeung
  • Patent number: 8698048
    Abstract: A vacuum chuck and a process chamber equipped with the same are provided. The vacuum chuck assembly comprises a support body, a plurality of protrusions, a plurality of channels, at least one support member supporting the support body, at least one resilient member coupled with the support member, a hollow shaft supporting the support body, at least one electrical connector disposed through the hollow shaft, and an air-cooling apparatus. The support body has a support surface for holding a substrate (such as a wafer) thereon. The protrusions are formed on and project from the support surface for creating a gap between the substrate and the support surface. The channels are formed on the support surface for generating reduced pressure in the gap. The air-cooling apparatus is used for providing air cooling in the vicinity of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander N. Lerner, Blake Koelmel, Mehran Behdjat
  • Publication number: 20140054280
    Abstract: In an apparatus and process for treating wafer-shaped articles, a spin chuck holds a wafer-shaped article in a predetermined orientation relative to an upper surface of the spin chuck. The apparatus includes a heating assembly having a housing that contains at least one infrared heating element. The heating assembly is mounted above an upper surface of the spin chuck and adjacent a wafer-shaped article when mounted on the spin chuck. The housing comprises a gas inlet connected to a gas supply, and at least one outlet for discharging gas from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz HOHENWARTER, Vijay BADAM, Christoph SEMMELROCK
  • Publication number: 20140048527
    Abstract: A tray for a dry etching apparatus includes substrate accommodation holes penetrating a thickness direction and a substrate support portion supporting an outer peripheral edge portion of a lower surface of a substrate. An upper portion includes a tray support surface supporting a lower surface of the tray, substrate placement portions on each of which a lower surface of the substrate to be placed, and a concave portion for accommodating the substrate support portion. A dc voltage applying mechanism applies a dc voltage to an electrostatic attraction electrode. A heat conduction gas supply mechanism supplies a heat conduction gas between the substrate and substrate placement portion. During carrying of the substrate, the outer peripheral edge of the lower surface of the substrate is supported by the substrate accommodation hole. During processing of the substrate, the substrate support portion is accommodated in the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo OKITA, Hiromi ASAKURA, Syouzou WATANABE, Ryuzou HOUCHIN, Hiroyuki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20140021191
    Abstract: A system and method directed to a countertop oven comprising a powerhead or power unit, a dome, and a base, which may include a stainless steel pan, and/or a plastic base, adaptable to receive a dehydrating adapter, base, and/or one or more dehydrator trays. According to exemplary embodiment, the powerhead may include a sensor to detect when the powerhead has been inserted in the dehydrator adapter, according to an exemplary embodiment. The power unit may be detachably connectable to the dehydrating enclosure and a cooking enclosure dome. The power unit and the cooking enclosure may collectively combine into a multi-stage counter-top electric oven. The power unit and the dehydrating enclosure may also collectively combine into a dehydrator. The dehydrating enclosure may include a plurality of stackable dehydrating trays through which dehydrating air is circulated from the power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: HEARTHWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Jung S. Moon, Eung Yub Cha, Byung G. Choi, Mikale K. Kwon, Eunjung Huh
  • Patent number: 8629376
    Abstract: An oven rack is received in an oven above a lower surface of the chamber and having a bake element mounted in the chamber either above or below the lower surface. The oven rack is configured to support cooking ware on one of the lower surface of the oven chamber or on rack shelf portions provided in sidewalls of the chamber. The rack includes a first portion having a substantially planar top surface, a second portion having a substantially planar lower surface spaced from the top surface and it is also configured to support the rack in one of the rack shelf portions or on the lower surface of the oven chamber. First and second walls extend between these first and second portions whereby the walls have a first dimension slightly greater than a height from the bottom surface of the oven chamber to a top of the bake element when the bake element is mounted above the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Srinivasa Palla, Philip Barber, Michael Gallant, Jonathan Sprigler
  • Patent number: 8624166
    Abstract: A system for support and securement of a thermal heating panel of a carousel oven upper a rotational axle includes a flat upper receiver formed of several diametric strips. The upper receiver is proportioned for complemental receipt of the heating panel. At, or integrally secured to, the bottom of the upper receiver, and situated polarly symmetrically about the axle, is a cradle proportioned for complemental fit upon a male drive shaft at an uppermost end of the axle. Due to the weight of the heating panel and its slow rate of rotation within the carousel oven, the force of gravity of the heating panel is sufficient to maintain the upper receiver and its cradle upon the male drive plate even in the absence of positive securement between the elements. Alternatively, the heating panel is entirely replaced by a grill-like surface, secured above or below the diametric strips to permit the grilling of types of meat or food other than those typically cooked upon the thermal plate panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Remco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: R. Edward Moreth, III
  • Patent number: 8601941
    Abstract: A food tray and tray insert are provided that are particularly adapted for use in a heated food holding compartment. Methods of storing cooked food are also provided using such devices. The devices and use thereof allows cooked food such as hamburger patties to be stored at elevated temperatures for extended periods of time without a significant deleterious effect on the organoleptic properties of the cooked food.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Restaurant Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando Esparza, Tim Traylor
  • Publication number: 20130313245
    Abstract: A high speed cooking apparatus employing a low voltage high current system for heating foods employing a novel wire mesh heating element. The system herein described providing the benefits of high speed cooking like that further described by U.S. Provisional Application 60/822,028 filed on Aug. 10, 2006, but yet providing significant cost benefit and simplicity over said system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: De Luca Oven Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas P. De Luca
  • Patent number: 8582963
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for detecting substrate warping during RTP processing are provided. In one embodiment, one or more beams of light are provided above and across the substrate being processed. In this embodiment, the amount of beam blockage correlates to the amount of substrate warping. In another embodiment, a beam of light is reflected off of a substrate during processing. In this embodiment, the amount of movement of the beam correlates to the amount of substrate warping. In yet another embodiment, a region of a substrate is illuminated during processing. In this embodiment, images of the illuminated region are analyzed to determine the amount of substrate warping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiping Li
  • Patent number: 8575520
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to heating systems. In various embodiments, a tray may be supported adjacent a housing having a plurality of heating compartments configured to provide heat to food items within each of the heating compartments. In other embodiments, a vessel may be configured to be disposed in a housing having a plurality of heating compartments configured to provide heat within each of the heating compartments. In further embodiments, a housing may have a plurality of heating compartments configured to provide heat within each of the heating compartments, and the heating compartment may have open ends arranged around a circumference of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Garr
  • Patent number: 8569661
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a first oven, a second oven disposed above the first oven and a shared housing surrounding the first and second ovens. The shared housing includes two separable parts defining a partition plane between the first and second ovens. At least one connecting element forms a hinged connection between the two separable parts of the shared housing. Control, operating and display elements are disposed in a top part of the shared housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Lars Kemper, Joachim Render
  • Patent number: 8561526
    Abstract: A bread toaster includes an outer cover, a toaster base, a toaster frame mounted on the toaster base, a first sliding member slidably provided on a predetermined side of the toaster frame, a second sliding member also provided on the same predetermined side of the toaster frame, a front supporting frame and a rear supporting frame provided at a front side and a rear side of the toaster frame respectively, a lid arrangement, and a control circuitry, wherein the lid arrangement is arranged to be operated between a closed position and an opened position for closing and opening the toasting slots of the bread toaster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Crastal Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: George Mohan Zhang, Bei Zhang, Huajin Chen, Faxi Huang
  • Publication number: 20130273732
    Abstract: An Active Energy Assist (AEA) baking chamber includes an AEA light source assembly and a heater pedestal. The AEA baking chamber further includes a controller for controlling a power input to the AEA light source assembly and a power input to the heater pedestal. A method of forming interconnects on a substrate includes etching a substrate and wet cleaning the etched substrate. The method further includes active energy assist (AEA) baking the substrate after the wet-cleaning. The AEA baking includes placing the substrate on a heater pedestal in an AEA chamber, exposing the substrate to light having a wavelength equal to or greater than 400 nm, wherein said light is emitted by a light source and controlling the light source and the heater pedestal using a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Chung-Chi KO, Chia Cheng CHOU, Keng-Chu LIN, Joung-Wei LIOU, Shwang-Ming JENG, Mei-Ling CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130175251
    Abstract: A heating element arrangement for a vacuum heat treating furnace is disclosed wherein the heating elements that make up the heating element arrays have different electrical resistances or watt densities at different locations in the heating element arrays. This arrangement allows for placement of heating elements having electrical resistance selected to provide more or less heat as needed in the furnace hot zone to provide better temperature uniformity in the workload. The electrical resistances and watt densities of the heating element arrays are varied by using a first heating element having a geometry in one segment of a heating element array and a second heating element having a different geometry from that of the first heating element in another section of the heating element array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: IPSEN, INC.
    Inventor: IPSEN, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130175252
    Abstract: A disk processing system having a plurality of processing chambers, a load chamber comprising a heater, and a disk transport system coupled to the plurality of processing chambers and the load chamber to transport a disk there among.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Allen J. Bourez
  • Patent number: 8479646
    Abstract: A drawer-type cooking device and a method for controlling opening and closing of a door thereof, in which an opening/closing direction and an absolute position of a door by a manual opening/closing operation by a user can be detected with a simple structure even when the door is in a door-open state in an intermediate position, is provided. A rotation sensor 26 is disposed in relation to an output shaft of a motor 25 for driving a door capable of opening and closing an opening of a cooking device body in an opening/closing direction. A microcomputer 20 controls drive of the motor 25 including a rotation direction by receiving an input of a detection signal of the rotation sensor 26,which is a sensor for generating two rotation pulses having different phases (for example, pulse train signals with a 120-degree difference) from the motor. A control device can determine the rotation direction of the motor 25 based on the two rotation pulses therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayuki Iwamoto
  • Publication number: 20130161313
    Abstract: The disclosed heat-treatment furnace, used in a semiconductor-substrate heat-treatment step, is characterized by the provision of a cylindrical core, both ends of which have openings sized so as to allow insertion and removal of semiconductor substrates. This reduces standby time between batches during consecutive semiconductor heat treatment, thereby improving productivity. Furthermore, the use of a simple cylindrical shape for the structure of the core reduces the frequency at which gas-introduction pipe sections fail, thereby decreasing the running cost of the heat-treatment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Murakami, Takenori Watabe, Hiroyuki Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8415591
    Abstract: An oven having one or more low-temperature self-cleaning modes has an interior cavity and at least two heating elements in the interior cavity. A sump is formed in the bottom wall of the cavity. The oven has an electronic control unit, which activates and deactivates the heating elements during operation of the low-temperature self-cleaning mode. The electronic control unit may disable an oven door lock during a low-temperature self-cleaning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Boyer, Sky W. Carman, James C. Johncock
  • Patent number: 8415592
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an oven comprising a first chamber and a second chamber, which are separated by separation means, conveyor means for guiding products from the inlet through these chambers to the outlet, temperature control means for controlling the temperature in each chamber individually using a fluid, respectively, and means to adjust the flow distribution over the width of the conveyor means depending on at least one process parameter or recipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: CFS Bakel B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrikus Antonius Jacobus Kuenen
  • Publication number: 20130078744
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer, on the surface of which a silicon dioxide base material and an amorphous silicon thin film are formed in this order, is carried into a chamber. An insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is connected with a power supply circuit to a flash lamp, and the IGBT makes an energization period to the flash lamp to be 0.01 millisecond or more and 1 millisecond or less, consequently making a flash light irradiation time to be 0.01 millisecond or more and 1 millisecond or less. Since a flash heat treatment is performed with a remarkably short flash light irradiation time, the excessive heating of the thin film of amorphous silicon is suppressed and harmful influence such as the exfoliation of the film is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroki KIYAMA, Kazuhiko FUSE, Shinichi KATO
  • Patent number: 8399809
    Abstract: A disk processing system having a plurality of processing chambers, a load chamber comprising a heater, and a disk transport system coupled to the plurality of processing chambers and the load chamber to transport a disk there among.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: WD Media, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen J. Bourez
  • Patent number: 8389907
    Abstract: A baking oven 10 comprising an oven chamber 11, heating elements 20, 120 for generating heat, a support 14, 114A for supporting one or more baking trays 30 in a baking tray position within the heating chamber 11. The oven has an active region 120 under the baking tray position and an inactive region 130 positioned outwardly of the active region 120, the heating elements 20 being positioned to provide substantially more heat to the active region 120 than to the inactive region 130 for more directly heating an underside of the baking tray position. The oven chamber 11 may also include second support 114B within the oven chamber for supporting one or more baking trays above the baking trays on the first support 14 and second heating elements 127 intermediate the first support and a second support for supplying heat to an underside of the baking trays on the second support 114B; the second support 114B being movable relative to the second heating elements 127 and coaxial with the first support 20, 114A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Moffat Pty Limited
    Inventor: Paul Eaton Willett
  • Publication number: 20130048623
    Abstract: A housing may generally include a test cell being enclosed and having at least one test cell wall and one sealable opening and has a cell central axis defined along the center line of the length of the test cell, a thermal element in thermal communication with the test cell, and an insulation, at least a portion of the insulation being disposed about the test cell and the thermal element. An apparatus may generally include a housing, a drive connection, and a shaft operably connected to the test cell and extending parallel to the cell central axis from the test cell through the insulation to the drive connection to which the shaft is operably connected. A modular system may include at least one apparatus and a frame that houses at least a portion of the housing, and a driving mechanism operably connected to the drive connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Kenneth Heidt Matthews, Ketan Chimanlal Bhaidasna
  • Patent number: 8383990
    Abstract: A chilled arm that transports a substrate to and from a heating plate for performing a heating process on the substrate is formed with a flow passage pipe therein, and cools the entire holding area thereof opposed to the substrate held by the chilled arm to a predetermined reference temperature by supplying circulating cooling water through the flow passage pipe. Six polyimide heaters are affixed to the holding area to control the temperature of at least a portion of the holding area at a temperature different from the reference temperature. These two temperature control mechanisms intentionally provide a temperature distribution to the holding area to thereby provide an intentional temperature distribution to the substrate before and after the heat treatment by the heating plate. This reduces the nonuniformity of a temperature distribution which typically occurs in the heating plate to accomplish a uniform heat treatment throughout the heat treatment process step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sokudo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Morita, Kenichi Oyama, Koji Nishi
  • Patent number: 8362403
    Abstract: A drive load measuring system for a conveyor-type oven is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a drive load measuring system includes: a pair of mounting assemblies that support opposing end portions of a rotating drive shaft of an oven drive unit; and a PLC control unit operatively connected to the mounting assemblies. The mounting assemblies each include a pivot bracket mounted to the body of the oven and a force sensing fastener inserted into the pivot bracket and configured to generate an output signal representative of the load on the force sensing fastener. The PLC control unit can be configured to calculate load values of the force sensing fasteners and to detect rapid changes in the load values that may indicate jam-ups of conveyors driven by the oven drive unit. Alternatively, the PLC control unit can be configured to detect when load values of the force sensing fasteners exceed a threshold value, which may also indicate jam-ups of the conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Baking Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Simon A. Whysall