Supported For Nonsignalling Objects Of Irradiation (e.g., With Conveyor Means) Patents (Class 250/453.11)
  • Patent number: 10906212
    Abstract: Provided are devices for applying actinic radiation to a curable resin. The devices include a housing having a front face, an actinic radiation source arranged within the housing such that actinic radiation emerges from the housing through the front face, and a proximity detector. The proximity detector is functionally connected to the actinic radiation source such that the actinic radiation source is shut off unless the proximity detector detects the presence of a surface within a safe distance from the front face. Optionally, the device includes a surface temperature sensor functionally connected to the actinic radiation source such that the actinic radiation source is shut off if the surface temperature sensor senses a surface temperature exceeding a maximum safe surface temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Charlie P. Blackwell, Charles L. Bruzzone, Michael E. Griffin, Michael D. Swan, Sheng Ye, Zhisheng Yun
  • Patent number: 10874755
    Abstract: A sanitization system for an amusement park includes a compartment disposed in a ride vehicle of an amusement park ride, where the compartment is configured to receive an article of the amusement park ride, an ultraviolet light source disposed in the compartment, where the ultraviolet light source is configured to transmit ultraviolet light toward a surface of the article when the article is positioned in the compartment, and a nozzle disposed in the compartment, wherein the nozzle is configured to direct a sanitizing fluid toward the surface of the article when the article is positioned in the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: David Majdali, John Ugrin
  • Patent number: 10870220
    Abstract: A chuck table having a holding portion for holding a workpiece and a frame for supporting the holding portion. The holding portion includes a substrate having a plurality of fine holes arranged like a matrix at given intervals and a plurality of acoustic emission sensors arranged like a matrix on the substrate and spaced from each other so that each fine hole of the substrate is located between any adjacent ones of the acoustic emission sensors. The plurality of fine holes are connected through the frame to a vacuum source, thereby holding the workpiece on the acoustic emission sensors under suction. An elastic wave generated from the workpiece in processing the workpiece is collected at a plurality of positions by the plurality of acoustic emission sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10861735
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for supporting a substrate. The substrate support unit includes a support plate having a plurality of absorption holes, in which a vacuum pressure is formed, on an upper surface thereof to absorb the substrate, and a vacuum absorption unit configured to apply the vacuum pressure to the absorption holes, and the vacuum absorption unit includes a pressure measuring member configured to measure internal pressures of the absorption holes, an intake unit configured to intake and discharge gas in the absorption holes and adjust a suction force for suctioning the gas in the absorption holes, and a controller configured to control the intake unit to adjust the suction force according to the internal pressures measured by the pressure measuring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEMIgear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yonghoe Heo, Donghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10792381
    Abstract: A surface disinfecting system utilizing UV radiation emitted from at least on UV lamp, the UV lamp positioned in a light fixture that is positioned in a room to be disinfected. The light fixture is provided with a shaft upon which the light fixture rotates according to a predetermined cycle. The cycle may be programmed to adjust the speed and direction of rotation and intensity of the UV lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Peder Ulrik Poulsen
  • Patent number: 10618613
    Abstract: The invention provides a vessel (1) comprising a hull (21) with a coating layer (100), the vessel (1) further comprising an anti-biofouling system (200) comprising an optical medium and a light source configured to provide UV radiation, wherein the optical medium (270) is transmissive for light, wherein the optical medium comprises a radiation escape surface and a second optical medium surface with at least part of the transmissive optical medium material configured between said radiation escape surface and said second optical medium surface, wherein the optical medium is configured adjacent to at least part of the coating layer with the second optical medium surface configured closer to the hull (21) than the radiation escape surface, wherein the anti-biofouling system (200) is configured to provide said UV-radiation downstream from said radiation escape surface in a direction away from said hull (21), and wherein the vessel (1) further comprises a pattern comprising colored segments and UV reflective segmen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Bart Andre Salters
  • Patent number: 10588335
    Abstract: A solution for irradiating a surface with ultraviolet radiation is provided. A movable optical element is utilized to form a beam of ultraviolet radiation having a characteristic cross-sectional area smaller than an area of the surface to be irradiated. The movable optical element can be moved as necessary to directly irradiate any portion of the surface with radiation within the characteristic cross-sectional area of the beam of ultraviolet radiation. The movement can include, for example, rotational movement and/or repositioning the movable ultraviolet source with respect to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10518220
    Abstract: Biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, novel systems, methods and equipment for conveying and/or cooling treated biomass are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Xyleco, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 10504689
    Abstract: A substrate is alignable for ion beam milling or other inspection or processing by obtaining an electron channeling pattern (ECP) or other electron beam backscatter pattern from the substrate based on electron beam backscatter from the substrate. The ECP is a function of substrate crystal orientation and tilt angles associated with ECP pattern values at or near a maximum, minimum, or midpoint are used to determine substrate tilt. Such tilt is then compensated or eliminated using a tilt stage coupled the substrate, or by adjusting an ion beam axis. In typical examples, circuit substrate “chunks” are aligned for ion beam milling to reveal circuit features for evaluation of circuit processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Tomá{hacek over (s)} Vystav{hacek over (e)}l, Libor Strako{hacek over (s)}, Anna Prokhodtseva, Jaromir Va{hacek over (n)}hara, Jaroslav Stárek
  • Patent number: 10488754
    Abstract: A plurality of light sources are provided and are able to be independently turned on and turned off. The light sources have directionality in directions of shot regions. The light sources, which are turned on so as to correspond to the shape of the shot region, are selected, thereby preventing an imprint material outside the shot region from being cured when an imprint pattern in the shot region is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Komine
  • Patent number: 10463330
    Abstract: A system includes a head supporting device, an alignment checker and a scanning device. The head supporting device is disposed on a first surface of an examination table for supporting a patient. The head supporting device includes an adjustable headrest platform for supporting a head of the patient. The adjustable headrest platform is configured to be movable along a direction perpendicular to the first surface of the examination table. The alignment checker is disposed on the examination table. The alignment checker is located corresponding to the head of the patient. The alignment checker is configured to verify a location or an orientation of the head of the patient. The scanning device is configured for capturing a scan image corresponding to a mandible of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Victor Sanchez, Chad Allen Dudzek
  • Patent number: 10444641
    Abstract: A holding device for holding a substrate includes a base including an intake hole and an exhaust flow path communicating with the intake hole, a moving member which is movable in a gravity direction by coming into contact with a substrate, and a determination unit configured to determine whether a moving member holds a substrate on the basis of changes in pressure of the exhaust flow path exhausted by an exhaust unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10411497
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are described for generating power on a rotating unit of a system, such as a radiation system (e.g., CT system). The rotating unit comprises a generator that comprises a drive wheel. The drive wheel interfaces with a drive mechanism of a stationary unit. As the rotating unit is moved relative to the stationary unit, the drive wheel rotates along the drive mechanism causing power to be generated by the generator. The power may be supplied to one or more electronic components of the rotating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Splinter, Steven Weed, Steven Urcuk
  • Patent number: 10381256
    Abstract: An apparatus for fixing a wafer, including a chuck having a surface, a plurality of through bores in the chuck extending through the surface of the chuck, a fixed vacuum bellows, and a plurality of floating air bearings, wherein the fixed vacuum bellows and a respective floating air bearing of the plurality of floating air bearings are each individually arranged in separate through bores of the plurality of through bores and elevationally above the surface of the chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Pradeep Subrahmanyan, Luping Huang, Chris Pohlhammer
  • Patent number: 10381192
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ion implantation apparatus includes an ion source configured to generate an ion beam. The apparatus further includes a scanner configured to change an irradiation position with the ion beam on an irradiation target. The apparatus further includes a first electrode configured to accelerate an ion in the ion beam. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to change at least any of energy and an irradiation angle of the ion beam according to the irradiation position by controlling the ion beam having been generated from the ion source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Fujii, Takayuki Ito, Yasunori Oshima
  • Patent number: 10310390
    Abstract: An apparatus for a chuck having particle recesses is provided. In some embodiments, the chuck includes a plurality of impressions and a particle recess. The impressions of the plurality of impressions are laterally spaced and extend into the chuck from a top surface of the chuck to a base surface of the chuck. The base surface of the chuck defines bottom surfaces respectively of the impressions and is spaced between the top surface of the chuck and a bottom surface of the chuck. The particle recess extends in to the chuck from the top surface of the chuck to a location spaced between the base surface of the chuck and the bottom surface of the chuck. In particular, the particle recess is configured to underlie a workpiece alignment mark of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Hsiang Chen, Chung-Yi Ho, David Zhou
  • Patent number: 10283979
    Abstract: A sex toy storage, charging, and sanitization device having a base with an internal electrical compartment; at least one phallus support rack extending upwardly from the base forming a plurality of phallus storage compartments; at least one electrical outlet embedded in the base adjacent each of the phallus storage compartments; at least one USB port embedded in the base adjacent each of the at least one phallus storage compartments; a string of ultraviolet ‘C’ frequency lights attached to the underside of the cover for sanitization; a supercharger for storing electrical power for recharging sex toys; an electric bar for recharging sex toys connected to the electrical outlet; a USB component for recharging sex toys connected to the USB port; an electrical cord for electrical connection to an external power source; three hooks for hanging sex toys from the rack; and a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Michell Roland Grison
  • Patent number: 10272167
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems, devices and methods for disinfection of space and equipment. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods, such as rolling enclosures, which use light sources, such as ultraviolet (UV) light, and more specifically UV-C light, to disinfect larger scale equipment or spaces. Systems and methods of the present disclosure are particularly useful in medical facilities for treating medical equipment or spaces, where the prevalence of pathogens requires frequent disinfecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UV-Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Starkweather, Jason Ylizarde, John Wynne, Pat Hilt, Thomas Taylor
  • Patent number: 10254659
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes a carrying device and a UV light generation device that irradiate a transparent substrate positioned on the carrying device. The carrying device includes a base, a linear electric machine, an exposure table, and a pneumatic lift device that is arranged between the exposure table and the base and supports the exposure table on the base. A stator of the linear electric machine is fixed to the base, and a rotor of the linear electric machine is fixedly coupled to the exposure table. The linear electric machine drives the exposure table to move relative to the base. A method for exposure of a transparent substrate is also provided. The linear electric machine only needs to drive the movement of the exposure table thereby helping increase exposure speed and exposure accuracy. The pneumatic lift device provides an additional function of cushioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lei Ding
  • Patent number: 10186454
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a first dielectric layer, a first conductive via, a second conductive via and an etch stop layer. The first conductive via and the second conductive via are respectively disposed in the first dielectric layer. The etch stop layer is disposed on the first dielectric layer and contacts the first and second conductive vias. The etch stop layer includes nitrogen-and-oxygen-doped silicon carbide (NODC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lin, Han-Sheng Weng, Chao-Ching Chang, Jian-Shin Tsai, Yi-Ming Lin, Min-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10173909
    Abstract: A tubular fluid purification apparatus includes a guide part provided with an inlet port into which fluid is drawn, a discharge part provided with an outlet port from which the fluid is discharged, a conduit part configured to provide a space for flow of the fluid between the guide part and the discharge part, and a purification of unit supported on an inner surface of the conduit part and disposed to face the fluid flowing from the guide part to the discharge part. The purification unit includes a vortex generation part including a support and an opening formed in the support, and a light emitting diode disposed on the support at a position adjacent to the opening and configured to provide ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Jo Kim
  • Patent number: 10128084
    Abstract: A system and method is provided maintaining a temperature of a workpiece during an implantation of ions in an ion implantation system, where the ion implantation system is characterized with a predetermined set of parameters. A heated chuck is provided at a first temperature and heats the workpiece to the first temperature. Ions are implanted into the workpiece concurrent with the heating, and thermal energy is imparted into the workpiece by the ion implantation. A desired temperature of the workpiece is maintained within a desired accuracy during the implantation of ions by selectively heating the workpiece on the heated chuck to a second temperature. The desired temperature is maintained based, at least in part, on the characterization of the ion implantation system. Thermal energy imparted into the workpiece from the implantation is mitigated by the selective heating of the workpiece on the heated chuck at the second temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Baggett, Joe Ferrara, Brian Terry
  • Patent number: 10105652
    Abstract: Materials (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems equipment, and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, using an array of vaults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 10067427
    Abstract: Provided is a holding device for vacuum-attracting and holding a substrate, the device comprising: an attracting unit configured to have attraction mechanisms; and a control unit configured to control the attracting unit, wherein the control unit is configured: to acquire a sequence for attracting the substrate and reference data for determining whether the substrate has been successfully attracted, from time-dependent variation in pressure in an attraction mechanism in a case where the substrate is held by the attraction mechanisms; to control the attracting unit to hold a first substrate based on the sequence and to acquire measurement data that indicates time-dependent variation in pressure in the attraction mechanism in a case where the first substrate is held; and to compare the reference data and the measurement data, and to control the attracting unit to hold a second substrate based on the sequence if a comparison result satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9974877
    Abstract: A solution for disinfecting electronic devices is provided. An ultraviolet radiation source is embedded within an ultraviolet absorbent case. While the electronic device is within the ultraviolet absorbent case, ultraviolent radiation is directed at the electronic device. A monitoring and control system monitors a plurality of attributes for the electronic device, which can include: a frequency of usage for the device, a biological activity at a surface of the device, and a disinfection schedule history for the device. Furthermore, the monitoring and control system can detect whether the device is being used. Based on the monitoring, the monitoring and control system controls the ultraviolet radiation directed at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bettles, Yuri Bilenko, Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 9958795
    Abstract: A spacer displacement device for a wafer illumination unit comprises an actuator, a spacer which can be displaced between an active and an inactive position by the actuator, and a force transmission element which is coupled to the actuator. The force transmission element consists of wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SUSS MicroTec Lithography GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Conradi, Janusz Schulz
  • Patent number: 9869642
    Abstract: A method for X-raying products of a product stream in which products are conveyed in a conveyance direction before the X-raying in a number n lanes parallel to each other. Several adjacent products transverse to the conveyance direction are transferred as a group together into a radiation-protected X-ray room, and the products are rearranged for an X-ray process in the X-ray room such that the shadowing effects during the X-ray process are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wipotec GmbH
    Inventor: Theo Düppre
  • Patent number: 9865494
    Abstract: A wafer holding apparatus for holding a wafer including a wafer holder on which the wafer is placed; and a lift pin that is configured to be lifted up and down with respect to the wafer holder in a direction along a normal line of a placement surface of the wafer, the lift pin includes a tip part, the tip part includes: a bottom part that forms a suction region for sucking a rear surface of the wafer; and a convex part that supports the rear surface of the wafer in the suction region. When a substrate is placed on a target position, it is possible to prevent a local deterioration of flatness of the substrate even if the substrate is large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Go Ichinose
  • Patent number: 9816231
    Abstract: Biomass feedstocks (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, novel systems, methods and equipment for conveying and/or cooling treated biomass are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9777430
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) or other materials are processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, in a vault in which the walls and optionally the ceiling include discrete units. Such vaults are re-configurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9708761
    Abstract: Materials (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems equipment, and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, using an array of vaults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9691510
    Abstract: Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, in a vault in which the equipment is protected from radiation and hazardous gases by equipment enclosures. The equipment enclosures may be purged with gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9682161
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, ultraviolet (UV) devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization, more specifically, systems, UV devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization of a container, room, space or defined environment. The systems, UV devices, and methods are particularly useful for the UV disinfection and sterilization of a container used in the food and dairy industry and for containers used in the process of fermentation for an alcoholic beverage. Provided are also systems, UV devices, and methods for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present in a container, room, space or defined environment, preferably for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present on an interior surface of a container, room, space or defined environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BlueMorph, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Farren, Serdar Yeralan
  • Patent number: 9659792
    Abstract: Systems, chambers, and processes are provided for controlling process defects caused by moisture contamination. The systems may provide configurations for chambers to perform multiple operations in a vacuum or controlled environment. The chambers may include configurations to provide additional processing capabilities in combination chamber designs. The methods may provide for the limiting, prevention, and correction of aging defects that may be caused as a result of etching processes performed by system tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Anchuan Wang, Xinglong Chen, Zihui Li, Hiroshi Hamana, Zhijun Chen, Ching-Mei Hsu, Jiayin Huang, Nitin K. Ingle, Dmitry Lubomirsky, Shankar Venkataraman, Randhir Thakur
  • Patent number: 9659774
    Abstract: A method for introducing impurity into a semiconductor substrate includes bringing a solution containing a compound of an impurity element into contact with a primary surface of a semiconductor substrate; and irradiating the primary surface of the semiconductor substrate with a laser beam through the solution to raise a temperature of the primary surface of the semiconductor substrate at a position irradiated by the laser beam so as to dope the impurity element into the semiconductor substrate. The laser beam irradiation is performed such that the raised temperature does not return to room temperature until a prescribed dose of the impurity element is caused to be doped into the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruo Nakazawa, Kenichi Iguchi, Masaaki Ogino
  • Patent number: 9630859
    Abstract: A sterilization apparatus having UV light capable of assembling to a container is provided. The sterilization apparatus having UV light includes a body, a light-emitting component and a heat dissipating component. The body is detachably assembled to an opening of the container to contact a fluid in the container. The light-emitting component is disposed on the body and emits UV light to irradiate the fluid in the container. The heat dissipating component is disposed in the body and is thermally coupled to the light-emitting component. The body exposes part of the heat dissipating component, such that the heat dissipating component contacts the fluid in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: PlayNitride Inc., Johein Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 9585978
    Abstract: A circular sterilization path (CD) is divided into a front sterilization path (Pd) having a preform sterilization section formed and a rear sterilization path (Bd) having a molded-container sterilization section formed. A single electron beam sterilization device simultaneously sterilizes a preform (P) and a molded container (B), achieving effective sterilization and a size reduction of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9566358
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a sterilization apparatus, adapted to sterilize a liquid to be sterilized, comprises a first sterilization light source, a first container and a sterilization container. The first sterilization light source includes a carrier, a plurality of LED packages and a plurality of collimating units, wherein the plurality of LED packages are disposed on and electrically connected to the plurality of carriers, and each of the plurality of collimating units separately is disposed on a corresponding LED package. The first container accommodates the first sterilization light source, and defines a first light-mixing space. The sterilization container includes an accommodating space for accommodating the liquid, wherein the first container is assembled together with the sterilization container, and the first light-mixing space is disposed between the first sterilization light source and the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Zhi-Wei Koh, Chien-Chun Lu, Chun-Hsing Lee, Chen-Peng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9464334
    Abstract: Materials (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) are processed to produce useful intermediates and products, such as energy, fuels, foods or materials. For example, systems equipment, and methods are described that can be used to treat feedstock materials, such as cellulosic and/or lignocellulosic materials, using an array of vaults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventors: Marshall Medoff, Thomas Craig Masterman, Robert Paradis
  • Patent number: 9457120
    Abstract: An air purifier including an air sterilizing unit, an air blowing unit arranged such that air flows in the air sterilizing unit; the air sterilizing unit comprising housing and an ultraviolet light emitting device which emits deep ultraviolet ray having wavelength of 200 to 350 nm; the housing comprising a sterilizing room; the sterilizing room comprising an air intake opening and an air outlet opening; and the ultraviolet light emitting device being arranged in the housing such that the deep ultraviolet ray is emitted toward inside of the sterilizing room, wherein (A) at least a part of an inner wall surface of the sterilizing room comprises an ultraviolet reflective material which may be covered with an ultraviolet ray transmitting material, and/or (B) one or more reflector plate is arranged in the sterilizing room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Matsui
  • Patent number: 9421395
    Abstract: The UV light irradiation device includes a chamber having a space for accommodating therein an irradiation target, and a plurality of light-emitting diodes provided at an inner surface of the chamber. A controller is configured to control lighting of the plurality of light-emitting diodes. The light-emitting diodes include a plurality of first light-emitting diodes, each having a peak wavelength in a range of 280 nm to 310 nm, and a plurality of second light-emitting diodes, each having a peak wavelength in a range of 310 nm to 405 nm. The controller includes a lighting control section that is configured to light up the first light-emitting diode before lighting up the second light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiro Ono, Hideji Tanizaki, Yuji Itsuki
  • Patent number: 9387268
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, ultraviolet (UV) devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization, more specifically, systems, devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization of a container, room, space or defined environment. The systems, UV devices, and methods are particularly useful for the UV disinfection and sterilization of a container used in the food and dairy industry and for containers used in the process of fermentation for an alcoholic beverage. Provided are also systems, UV devices, and methods for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present in a container, room, space or defined environment preferably for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present on an interior surface of a container, room, space or defined environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander Farren
  • Patent number: 9343349
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments of the present disclosure, a substrate holding apparatus is provided. The substrate holding apparatus includes a first holding part, a second holding part and a controller. The first holding part adsorbs and holds a first region including a central portion of a substrate. The second holding part adsorbs and holds a second region located outside the first region of the substrate. The second holding part adsorbs and holds the second region of the substrate after the first holding part adsorbs and holds the first region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yasuharu Iwashita, Osamu Hirakawa, Eiji Manabe, Takeshi Tamura, Akira Fukutomi
  • Patent number: 9312160
    Abstract: A method of attaching a wafer by suction, includes a step of mounting a wafer on a right arm and a left arm of a transfer jig, moving the transfer jig toward a wafer suction stage in such a manner that a facing right arm surface of the right arm slides along and in contact with a first side surface of the wafer suction stage and a facing left arm surface of the left arm slides along and in contact with a second side surface of the wafer suction stage until the wafer comes to lie directly above a mounting surface of the wafer suction stage, mounting the wafer on the mounting surface by moving the transfer jig downward toward the wafer suction stage while maintaining the contacts, and attaching the wafer to the mounting surface by suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Akiyama, Akira Okada, Kinya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9196458
    Abstract: A charged particle beam drawing apparatus includes: a stage configured to support a specimen as a drawing target; and an airtight drawing chamber formed into a box shape provided with a side wall and a bottom plate, and configured to house the stage. The bottom plate includes: multiple support portions connected to the side wall and configured to support the stage; and a curved portion connected to the support portions and having a convex shape curved outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Saito, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Seiichi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9165747
    Abstract: A charged particle beam drawing apparatus includes: a stage configured to support a specimen as a drawing target; and an airtight drawing chamber formed into a box shape provided with a side wall and a bottom plate, and configured to house the stage. The bottom plate includes: multiple support portions connected to the side wall and configured to support the stage; and a curved portion connected to the support portions and having a convex shape curved outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Saito, Yoshinori Nakagawa, Seiichi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9128056
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sample holding carrier that can accurately measure a sample with a simple configuration, and a fluorescence detection system and device that use the same. Biosensor substrate includes: base substrate on which excitation light is incident from a lower surface; reflecting film that is arranged on an upper surface of base substrate to partially reflect the excitation light; and plural wells that are arranged on an upper surface side of reflecting film and have bottom surface portions. The excitation light is converged to be incident on base substrate. Distance from reflecting surface that is of a boundary between reflecting film and base substrate to bottom surface portion of well is less than or equal to a focal depth of the excitation light. Therefore, the sample accommodated in bottom surface portion of well can surely and efficiently be irradiated with the excitation light, and accurately be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Matsumura, Kenji Nagatomi, Masaya Nakatani, Akio Oki, Morio Nakatani, Takuya Hayashi, Masaaki Hayama
  • Patent number: 9044521
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems, devices, and methods for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and sterilization, more specifically, systems, devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization of a container, and more particularly systems, devices, and methods for UV disinfection and sterilization of a container used in the process of fermentation for an alcoholic beverage. Provided are also systems, UV devices, and methods for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present in a container, preferably for inhibiting the growth of one or more species of microorganisms present on an interior surface of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Farren
  • Publication number: 20150137003
    Abstract: A method of preparing ultra-thin TEM specimens is provided by flipping the sample upside down for FIB thinning Such preparation method is compatible with the ex-situ lift-out system and offers high quality TEM specimens without the curtaining effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: United Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Kaeng-Nan Liew
  • Publication number: 20150137005
    Abstract: The invention relates to arrays with a plurality of capillaries being arranged in a plane and mechanically attached to the array, wherein the distance of adjacent capillaries is approximately 2.25 mm or an integer multiple thereof. At least one free end of each capillary projects from the array in such a way that the free ends of the capillaries may be simultaneously inserted into wells of a microwell plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Philipp Baaske, Stefan Duhr, Stefan Reichl, Hans-Jurgen Bigus