Irradiation Of Objects Or Material Patents (Class 250/492.1)
  • Patent number: 11565008
    Abstract: A cleaner for a bed includes a cleaning body provided to be movable forward or backward with respect to a surface of a mattress of the bed to suck foreign matter from the mattress, and thus the mattress may be easily cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minkyu Oh, Yanghwan No, Keunho Ju, Hyunshin Kee
  • Patent number: 11558588
    Abstract: Image display apparatus and methods may use a single imaging element such as a digital mirror device (DMD) to spatially modulate plural color channels. A color channel may include a light steering element such as a phase modulator. Steered light from a light steering element may be combined with or replaced by additional light to better display bright images. These technologies may be provided together or applied individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: MTT Innovation Incorporated
    Inventors: Gerwin Damberg, Eric Jan Kozak, Raveen Kumaran, Anders Ballestad
  • Patent number: 11547769
    Abstract: To provide a light source module device capable of controlling the light distribution of ultraviolet light with a small and simple structure. A light source module device 7 includes a substrate 4, a light source 3 mounted on the substrate 4 and emitting ultraviolet light, a reflector 8 mounted on the substrate 4 so as to surround the light source 3 and reflecting the ultraviolet light by its inner surface to guide the ultraviolet light toward an irradiation target, and a cap-like optical member 9 mounted so as to cover the outer circumference of the reflector 8 and condensing or diffusing the ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kato, Kazuhisa Shinno
  • Patent number: 11545359
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of heating a spin on coating (SOC) film on a wafer. The method includes actions S401 to S405. In action S401, a heating apparatus is provided. The heating apparatus includes a bake plate and an electromagnetic wave generator. In action S402, the bake plate is heated by a heating unit disposed in the bake plate. In action S403, the wafer is placed on the bake plate of the heating apparatus. In action S404, the electromagnetic wave generator generates an electromagnetic wave to heat the SOC film. The electromagnetic wave generated by the electromagnetic wave generator has a frequency within a range of 1 THz to 100 THz. In action S405, the wafer is removed from the bake plate of the heating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: XIA TAI XIN SEMICONDUCTOR (QING DAO) LTD.
    Inventors: Jiyong Yoo, Jong-Kill Lim, Sungkun Jang
  • Patent number: 11541195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cleaning and maintaining artificial airways sized for insertion within pediatric or neonatal patients (e.g., external diameters of less than 5 mm) are disclosed. The system includes a multi-port ventilator manifold configured to couple to a ventilation source, thereby forming a ventilator circuit with the patient. The manifold includes an occluder configured to advantageously reduce an amount of dead space in the manifold so as to prevent loss of positive end expiratory pressure of the ventilator circuit and reduce the likelihood of broncho-pulmonary dysplasia of the patient, or even premature death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Eugene Vazales, David Mark Chersky
  • Patent number: 11534518
    Abstract: An integrated sterilization lamp module integrated in a vehicle, including: a sterilization lamp which is configured for emitting sterilization light rays to sterilize surfaces in the vehicle at which they arrive; an attachment device which is configured for attaching the integrated sterilization lamp module to the vehicle; and an automatic controller which is configured for controlling the sterilization lamp so that it can automatically perform a sterilization operation. The application also relates to a vehicle including the integrated sterilization lamp module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Lijun Qiu, Heng Zhao, Yong Chen
  • Patent number: 11534512
    Abstract: An appliance disinfecting device with monitoring and safety interlock system that utilizes user detection and sensors to detect touch and can provide user feedback and decorative features. The device can include a UV transmissive material that provides disinfection of hard to reach surfaces or areas safely. The appliance disinfection device can include an automatic interlock to protect a user from UV exposure. The optics used for the UV disinfection allow the device to become a human interface. The device can be connected to the appliance control system which can be connected to a network and cloud interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: UV Partners, Inc.
    Inventor: David W Baarman
  • Patent number: 11534833
    Abstract: A laser-assisted microfluidics manufacturing process has been developed for the fabrication of additively manufactured structures. Roll-to-roll manufacturing is enhanced by the use of a laser-assisted electrospray printhead positioned above the flexible substrate. The laser electrospray printhead sprays microdroplets containing nanoparticles onto the substrate to form both thin-film and structural layers. As the substrate moves, the nanoparticles are sintered using a laser beam directed by the laser electrospray printhead onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Aravinda Kar, Ranganathan Kumar, Eduardo Castillo Orozco
  • Patent number: 11538679
    Abstract: A substrate processing method according to an embodiment includes a processing liquid supply step and an UV irradiation step. In the processing liquid supply step, a processing liquid is supplied to a substrate. In the UV irradiation step, the substrate after the processing liquid supply step is irradiated with ultraviolet rays having a wavelength of 200 nm or less, so that the substrate after the processing liquid supply step is destaticized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuji Katagiri, Kenji Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11525945
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for forming a graded index (GRIN) on a substrate. In one implementation the method may involve applying a metal layer to the substrate. A fluence profile of optical energy applied to the metal layer may be controlled to substantially ablate the metal layer to create a vaporized metal layer. The fluence profile may be further controlled to control a size of metal nanoparticles created from the vaporized metal layer as the vaporized metal layer condenses and forms metal nanoparticles, the metal nanoparticles being deposited back on the substrate to form a GRIN surface on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jae Hyuck Yoo, Eyal Feigenbaum
  • Patent number: 11490999
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a light curing device, in particular for dental restoration materials, having a light source and a control device for the light curing device, which control device is capable of switching on the light source at different levels of power. The light curing device includes an actuation element which can be used to switch on the light curing device upon actuation by the user at a reduced dosage of light for pre-curing the dental restoration material. The control device in particular signalizes the reduced dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventor: Oliver Benz
  • Patent number: 11487058
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for methods of forming optical device structures. The methods utilize rotation of a substrate, to have the optical device structures formed thereon, and tunability of etch rates of a patterned resist disposed over the substrate and one of a device layer or the substrate to form the optical device structures without multiple lithographic patterning steps and angled etch steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Levent Colak, Ludovic Godet, Andre P. Labonte
  • Patent number: 11457523
    Abstract: Provided is a variable energy and miniaturized accelerator. It is impossible to change the energy of the extraction beam in the related cyclotron or to miniaturize an accelerator in the related synchrotron. The accelerator includes a pair of magnets which form a magnetic field therebetween; an ion source which injects ions between the magnets; an acceleration electrode which accelerates the ions; and a beam extraction path which extracts the ions to the outside. A plurality of ring-shaped beam closed orbits formed by the pair of magnets, in which the ions of different energies respectively circulate, are aggregated on one side. The frequency of the radiofrequency electric field fed to the ions by the acceleration electrode is modulated by the beam closed orbits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Takamichi Aoki
  • Patent number: 11454878
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate with multilayer reflective film used to manufacture a reflective mask having a multilayer reflective film having high reflectance with respect to exposure light and little film stress. The substrate with multilayer reflective film is provided with a multilayer reflective film for reflecting exposure light, the substrate with multilayer reflective film comprising a multilayer film obtained by building up an alternating stack of low refractive index layers and high refractive index layers on a substrate, and the multilayer reflective film contains krypton (Kr).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kozakai, Takahiro Onoue
  • Patent number: 11446517
    Abstract: It is provided a method for determining ripple filter settings for an ion therapy beam being capable of providing ions of different energy levels to a target volume. The method is performed in a treatment planning system and comprises the steps of: determining at least one beam direction to use to cover a target volume; and assigning a ripple filter setting to each one of a plurality of sub-beams of each one of the at least one beam direction such that each sub-beam is assigned a different ripple filter setting, wherein each ripple filter setting results in a different effect on a Bragg-peak width in a direction along the ion therapy beam, and each energy level is assigned to one of the plurality of sub-beams. The step of assigning a ripple filter setting comprises optimising based on different filter settings for different sub-beams for each beam direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: RaySearch Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Erik Engwall, Martin Janson, Lars Glimelius
  • Patent number: 11450552
    Abstract: Systems, method and related apparatuses for adjusting support elements of a support apparatus to approximate a surface profile of a wafer. The support apparatus may include a group of mutually lateral adjacent support elements, each mutually lateral adjacent support element is configured to independently move at least vertically and comprising an upper surface. The support apparatus may further include a thermal energy transfer device operably coupled to each of the mutually lateral support elements, and an actuator system operably coupled to each of the support elements to selectively move one or more of the mutually lateral support elements vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul D. Shirley
  • Patent number: 11439718
    Abstract: Devices and methods to disinfect a medical appliance, such as an IV pole, using ultraviolet light, including ultraviolet C (UVC) light, are disclosed. The devices and methods expose contaminated exterior surfaces of the IV pole to UVC light. The UVC light may be emitted from within the IV pole or may be emitted from a source surrounding the IV pole. A controller controls the duration and intensity of the exposure. A proximity sensor detects the proximity of a healthcare worker or patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Loren Foote, Mahender Avula, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11443918
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a charged particle beam writing method includes virtually dividing a writing region of the substrate into a plurality of first mesh regions in a first mesh size, calculating an area density of the pattern for each of the plurality of first mesh regions to generate first mesh data, converting a mesh size of the first mesh data into a second mesh size greater than the first mesh size to generate second mesh data, performing a convolution operation between the second mesh data and a proximity effect correction kernel to generate third mesh data, converting a mesh size of the third mesh data into the first mesh size to generate fourth mesh data, performing a convolution operation between the first mesh data and a middle range effect correction kernel to generate fifth mesh data, and adding the fourth mesh data and the fifth mesh data together to calculate an irradiation amount of the charged particle beam for each of the plurality of first mesh regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Yasui, Yasuo Kato
  • Patent number: 11426478
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for decontamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph John D'Angelo, Jr., Sophia Mary Lauwers
  • Patent number: 11424216
    Abstract: A fabrication method of an electronic device bonding structure includes the following steps. A first electronic component including a first conductive bonding portion is provided. A second electronic component including a second conductive bonding portion is provided. A first organic polymer layer is formed on the first conductive bonding portion. A second organic polymer layer is formed on the second conductive bonding portion. Bonding is performed on the first electronic component and the second electronic component through the first conductive bonding portion and the second conductive bonding portion, such that the first electronic component and the second electronic component are electrically connected. The first organic polymer layer and the second organic polymer layer diffuse into the first conductive bonding portion and the second conductive bonding portion after the bonding. An electronic device bonding structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Unimicron Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Fu Hsu, Kai-Ming Yang, Pu-Ju Lin, Cheng-Ta Ko
  • Patent number: 11400311
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device 10 for illuminating an object 12 with a controlled light intensity, the light intensity being controlled when the light intensity fulfills a plurality of conditions to be fulfilled, the plurality of conditions comprising a condition relative to the intensity at a given time and a condition relative to the dose during a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: GENSIGHT BIOLOGICS, SORBONNE UNIVERSITÉ, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE (INSERM)
    Inventors: Joël Chavas, Guillaume Chenegros, Benjamin R. Benosman
  • Patent number: 11402505
    Abstract: The chip includes multiple steering waveguides positioned on a base. Each of the steering waveguides is being configured to carry an output signal. The steering waveguides each terminate at a facet. The facets are arranged such that output signals exit the chip through the facets and combine to form a LIDAR output signal. The chip also includes phase tuners positioned on at least a portion of the steering waveguides. Electronics operate the phase tuners so as to tune a phase differential between the output signals on adjacent steering waveguides. The electronics tune the phase differential so as to tune the direction that the LIDAR output signal travels away from the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SiLC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dazeng Feng, Bradley Jonathan Luff, Mehdi Asghari
  • Patent number: 11382187
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a heating chamber that accommodates an object to be heated, a microwave generator configured to generate microwaves, a wave guide tube configured to guide the microwaves to the heating chamber, and an electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device provided in a predetermined two-dimensional region within the heating chamber. The electromagnetic field distribution adjustment device has a plurality of metal pieces and a plurality of switches. The plurality of metal pieces are arranged to fill the predetermined two-dimensional region. The plurality of switches connect the plurality of metal pieces with one another. A serially connected row of metal pieces is configured by connecting one metal piece among the plurality of metal pieces to at most two metal pieces adjacent to the one metal piece through at least two of the plurality of switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Sadahira, Koji Yoshino, Masayuki Kubo, Osamu Hashimoto, Ryosuke Suga
  • Patent number: 11380517
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for spatially resolved optical metrology of an ion beam. In some embodiments, a system includes a chamber containing a plasma/ion source operable to deliver an ion beam to a wafer, and an optical collection module operable with the chamber, wherein the optical collection module includes an optical device for measuring a light signal from a volume of the ion beam. The system may further include a detection module operable with the optical collection module, the detection module comprising a detector for receiving the measured light signal and outputting an electric signal corresponding to the measured light signal, thus corresponding to the property of the sampled plasma volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Shu, Glen Gilchrist, Shurong Liang
  • Patent number: 11381319
    Abstract: An underwater wireless optical communication, UWOC, unit (30) for underwater deployment on a submerged earth layer (12) or structure (14, 16). The UWOC unit is configured for wireless optical communication in an underwater environment, and comprises an optical transmitter (36), an anidolic optical receiver (38), and a processor (44). The optical transmitter is configured to transmit data by emitting an optical signal (80) into the surroundings. The optical receiver includes an optical detector (62), which is omnidirectionally sensitive and configured to receive further optical signals approaching substantially along an azimuthal plane orthogonal to a nominal axis (A) through the UWOC unit. The processor is coupled to the optical receiver, and configured to process received further optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Arnoud Marc Jongsma, Dennis Van Weeren, Aris Lubbes
  • Patent number: 11372106
    Abstract: An optical phased array formed of a large number of nanophotonic antenna elements can be used to project complex images into the far field. These nanophotonic phased arrays, including the nanophotonic antenna elements and waveguides, can be formed on a single chip of silicon using complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Directional couplers evanescently couple light from the waveguides to the nanophotonic antenna elements, which emit the light as beams with phases and amplitudes selected so that the emitted beams interfere in the far field to produce the desired pattern. In some cases, each antenna in the phased array may be optically coupled to a corresponding variable delay line, such as a thermo-optically tuned waveguide or a liquid-filled cell, which can be used to vary the phase of the antenna's output (and the resulting far-field interference pattern).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ami Yaacobi, Michael R. Watts
  • Patent number: 11375595
    Abstract: An approach for controlling ultraviolet intensity over a surface of a light sensitive object is described. Aspects involve using ultraviolet radiation with a wavelength range that includes ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B radiation to irradiate the surface. Light sensors measure light intensity at the surface, wherein each sensor measures light intensity in a wavelength range that corresponds to a wavelength range emitted from at least one of the sources. A controller controls the light intensity over the surface by adjusting the power of the sources as a function of the light intensity measurements. The controller uses the light intensity measurements to determine whether each source is illuminating the surface with an intensity that is within an acceptable variation with a predetermined intensity value targeted for the surface. The controller adjusts the power of the sources as a function of the variation to ensure an optimal distribution of light intensity over the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Peter Barber, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Robert M. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11360630
    Abstract: A touch panel and a method for forming a touch panel, a touch module and a touch display panel are provided. The touch panel includes a substrate including a touch area and a bonding area located at one side of the touch area; a plurality of touch electrodes located in the touch area; a plurality of touch leads connected with the plurality of touch electrodes in a one-to-one correspondence and extending to the bonding area; a plurality of ultraviolet light-emitting modules located in the touch area; and a plurality of light-emitting leads electrically connected with the plurality of ultraviolet light-emitting module in a one-to-one correspondence and extending to the bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai AVIC OPTO Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liyan Li, Lu Yao, Feng Qin
  • Patent number: 11355623
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method of fabricating spin qubit device assemblies that utilize dopant-based spin qubits, i.e. spin qubit devices which operate by including a donor or an acceptor dopant atom in a semiconductor host layer. The method includes, first, providing a pair of gate electrodes over a semiconductor host layer, and then providing a window structure between the first and second gate electrodes, the window structure being a continuous solid material extending between the first and second electrodes and covering the semiconductor host layer except for an opening through which a dopant atom is to be implanted in the semiconductor host layer. By using a defined gate-first process, the method may address the scalability challenges and create a deterministic path for fabricating dopant-based spin qubits in desired locations, promoting wafer-scale integration of dopant-based spin qubit devices for use in quantum computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Lester Lampert, James S. Clarke, Jeanette M. Roberts, Ravi Pillarisetty, David J. Michalak, Kanwaljit Singh, Roman Caudillo, Hubert C. George, Zachary R. Yoscovits, Nicole K. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11350516
    Abstract: A gantry-less particle therapy system is provided. Charged particles are extracted from an ion source and accelerated in a beam transport system having an annular portion extending in a first plane and that circumscribes a volume, an arcuate portion extending in a second plane, and a transition portion that connects the annular portion and the arcuate portion. The arcuate portion terminates at a beam nozzle extending radially inward from the annular portion to deliver an ion beam to a treatment area contained in the volume circumscribed by the annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Bortfeld, Jacob Flanz, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Susu Yan
  • Patent number: 11313046
    Abstract: A photochemical electrode includes: an electrically-conductive layer; and a photo-excited material layer including a photo-excited material provided over the electrically-conductive layer, wherein in a surface of the photo-excited material layer, a lattice plane having highest atomic density in a crystal structure of the photo-excited material is oriented in a surface direction of the surface of the photo-excited material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Imanaka, Hideyuki Amada, Toshio Manabe, Toshihisa Anazawa, Sachio Ido, Naoki Awaji
  • Patent number: 11304375
    Abstract: A plant storage apparatus for higher retention of phytochemical content of a plant including a storage unit having an inner space for storing the plant, an ultraviolet (UV) unit provided to the storage unit and configured to emit UV light when the inner space is sealed, and a control unit configured to control operation of the UV unit such that the plant stored in the storage unit is irradiated with UV light to retain a higher phytochemical content than a plant not irradiated with UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se Ryung Kim
  • Patent number: 11299244
    Abstract: The invention provides a waveguide element (1000) comprising a first face (1001) and a second face (1002) with radiation transmissive material (1005) configured between the first face (1001) and the second face (1002), wherein the radiation transmissive material (1005) is transmissive for UV radiation, wherein the radiation transmissive material (1005) is a matrix material for a phase (1010) of another composition than the radiation transmissive material (1005), wherein the phase (1010) is available in the matrix as regions (1110) with the regions (1110) having mean particle radii (r1) selected from the range of 50-1500 nm and having an average region concentration selected from the range of 1*104-1.5*108/mm3 of the radiation transmissive material (1005).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Elvira Johanna Maria Paulussen, Bart Andre Salters, Hugo Johan Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 11280545
    Abstract: A nail lamp is configured to cure light-curable nail product on a user's nails. The lamp includes an array of discrete light sources with different light wavelength profiles. The different wavelength profiles are configured to, in combination, cure a light-curable nail product. A space is disposed beneath the array and is sized to accommodate therein the nails of an appendage of a user so as to expose the user's nails to light from the array. The space is substantially open to the ambient environment to the front, rear, left, right, and top of the space, thereby providing an open architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: David Valia, Daniel Moore, Thong Vu, Diane Marie Larsen, Guido Charosky, Ignacio Rocchetti
  • Patent number: 11282672
    Abstract: Disclosed are a charged particle beam apparatus and a sample processing observation method, the method including: a sample piece formation process in which a sample is irradiated with a focused ion beam such that a sample piece is cut out from the sample; a cross-section processing process in which the sample piece support holds the sample piece and a cross section thereof is irradiated with the ion beam to process the cross section; a sample piece approach movement process in which the sample piece support holds the sample piece and the sample piece is moved to a position that is closer to an electron beam column than an intersection point of beam optical axes of the ion beam and an electron beam is; and a SEM image acquisition process in which the cross section is irradiated with the electron beam to acquire the SEM image of the cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Suzuki, Tatsuya Asahata
  • Patent number: 11273465
    Abstract: One example configuration may include one or more ionizing electrodes, one or more receiving electrodes, the one or more ionizing electrodes and the one or more receiving electrodes are exposed to a fluid to generate ions and movement in the fluid within an electric field, and the configuration also includes one or more position adjustment mechanisms to adjust an inter-electrode distance gap between the one or more ionizing electrodes and the one or more receiving electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Desaraju Subrahmanyam
  • Patent number: 11267196
    Abstract: In order to produce a three-dimensional object in a stereolithographic process a plurality of layers (30) are cured in a chronological sequence such that, as a whole, they form the three-dimensional object. The layers are divided into two or more sub-regions (31, 32) which lie substantially adjacent to one another within the layer, wherein one sub-region in an edge area (34) adjoining another sub-region of the same layer contains area parts (35) which protrude into the other sub-region in a form-fitting manner. These sub-regions are developed one after the other and thus together form the desired layer regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Klaus Stadlmann
  • Patent number: 11271413
    Abstract: A remote control having an ultraviolet light emitting device for disinfecting the outer surfaces of the remote control is disclosed. In particular, the remote control may include an ultraviolet transmissive housing and internal ultraviolet emitting light emitting diodes. The ultraviolet transmissive housing allows the light from the internally mounted ultraviolet emitters to pass through the remote control's housing and kill bacteria, viruses, and other micro-organisms on the outer surface of the remote control by employing methods to automate safe and effective operations of ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Phuc H. Nguyen, Christopher William Bruhn
  • Patent number: 11257659
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrode assembly comprising two or more electrodes arranged around a primary axis forming a non-cylindrical channel space. General electronic apparatus/device, particularly apparatus of charged-particle beam such as electron microscope, may use the electrode assembly to create an optimized pattern of electrical field within non-cylindrical channel space. When the electrode assembly is used as a beam deflector in a magnetic objective lens, the electrical field within the central channel space can be co-optimized with the magnetic field for reducing aberration(s) such as distortion, field curvature, astigmatism, and chromatic aberration, after the beam passes through the central channel space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BORRIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongwei Chen, Xiaoming Chen, Daniel Tang, Liang-Fu Fan
  • Patent number: 11243479
    Abstract: A method of controlling a temperature of the semiconductor device includes operating an semiconductor apparatus; maintaining a temperature of a vessel of the semiconductor apparatus with a first cooling output by a cooling controller; heating the vessel for removing a material on the vessel; transferring a first signal, by a converter, to the cooling controller when heating the vessel; and reducing the first cooling output to a second cooling output by the cooling controller base on the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang Chen, Sheng-Kang Yu, Shang-Chieh Chien, Li-Jui Chen
  • Patent number: 11229971
    Abstract: Provided is a three-dimensional laminating and shaping apparatus 100 including a column unit 200 that is configured to output an electron beam EB and deflect the electron beam EB toward the front surface of a powder layer 32, an insulating portion that electrically insulates a three-dimensional structure 36 from a ground potential member, an ammeter 73 that is configured to measure the current value indicative of the current flowing into the ground after passing through the three-dimensional structure 36, a melting judging unit 410 that is configured to detect that the powder layer 32 is melted based on the current value measured by the ammeter 73 and generate a melting signal, and a deflection controller 420 that is configured to receive the melting signal to determine the condition for the irradiation with the electron beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANTEST CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Sugatani, Shigeki Nishina, Jun Matsumoto, Masahiro Takizawa, Minoru Soma, Akio Yamada
  • Patent number: 11215352
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for thermal regulation in a tiered rack growth system. A contact heat exchange converter is provided to remove thermal energy of a light fixture for the tiered rack growth system, including a contact thermal exchange cavity defined in the contact heat exchange converter is dimensioned to cooperatively receive an arcuate thermal sink of the light fixture. A circulation conduit communicates a dense medium coolant to remove thermal energy carried by a thermal mass of the contact heat exchange converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Dieser
  • Patent number: 11215536
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for capturing volume information of microscopic samples include a microscope system having at least one particle beam column, by which a beam of focused, charged particles can be generated, and an in-situ microtome, i.e., a microtome integrated in the microscope system. The method cam include a) providing a sample including a volume of interest (VOI); b) setting a cut surface lying within the sample; c) defining the set cut surface as processing surface; d) exposing the cut surface by virtue of ablating sample material by cutting with the in-situ microtome; and e) processing the sample with the particle beam, wherein the start point of the processing is disposed on the exposed processing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Marlene Thaler, Robert Kirmse, Josef Biberger, Judith Kimling, Lars Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 11205557
    Abstract: Provided is a multi charged particle beam writing apparatus, including: an emission unit emitting a charged particle beam; a first aperture substrate having a plurality of first openings, the first aperture being irradiated with the charged particle beam, and the first aperture allowing a portion of the charged particle beam to pass through the plurality of first openings to form multiple beams; a second aperture substrate having a plurality of second openings through which each beam of the multiple beams passes and the second aperture substrate being capable of independently deflecting the each beam of the multiple beams; and a shielding plate provided so as to be insertable to a space between the first aperture substrate and the second aperture substrate and the shielding plate being capable of simultaneously shielding all the multiple beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kishi, Mitsuhiro Okazawa
  • Patent number: 11202924
    Abstract: Described here is a phantom for use in quality assurance (“QA”) of a radiation treatment system, such as a linear accelerator (“LINAC”). The QA phantoms described in the present disclosure enable the implementation of a number of different technical standards with a single phantom. For instance, the QA phantom described in the present disclosure can replace five separate pieces of equipment and four unique setups with a single phantom and a single setup. To this end, the QA phantom can be referred to as a single alignment assorted procedures (“SNAP”) phantom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Justin D. Gagneur, Michael D. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 11195703
    Abstract: A plasma source may include a plasma chamber, where the plasma chamber has a first side, defining a first plane and an extraction assembly, disposed adjacent to the side of the plasma chamber, where the extraction assembly includes at least two electrodes. A first electrode may be disposed immediately adjacent the side of the plasma chamber, wherein a second electrode defines a vertical displacement from the first electrode along a first direction, perpendicular to the first plane, wherein the first electrode comprises a first aperture, and the second electrode comprises a second aperture. The first aperture may define a lateral displacement from the second aperture along a second direction, parallel to the first plane, wherein the vertical displacement and the lateral displacement define a non-zero angle of inclination with respect to a perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter F. Kurunczi, Morgan Evans, Joseph C. Olson
  • Patent number: 11183370
    Abstract: A charged particle beam treatment apparatus includes an irradiator that irradiates an irradiation target with a charged particle beam by a scanning method, in which the irradiator includes a scanning electromagnet that performs scanning with the charged particle beam, is rotatable around the irradiation target by a rotating gantry, and emits the charged particle beam with a base axis orthogonal to a center line of the rotating gantry and passing through the center line as a reference, and when the scanning electromagnet is not operated, the charged particle beam which is emitted from a tip portion of the irradiator is inclined in one direction with respect to the base axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Nagaaki Kamiguchi
  • Patent number: 11181468
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus configured to analyze a component of an object, the apparatus including a signal detection sensor including a light source configured to emit light to the object, a detector configured to detect a signal of light scattered or reflected from the object, an ultrasonic generator configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave toward the object at irregular ultrasonic transmission time intervals to modulate a frequency of the light emitted to the object, and a controller configured to control the ultrasonic transmission time intervals of the ultrasonic generator to be irregular, and a processor configured to control the signal detection sensor and analyze the component of the object based on the signal of light detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Wook Shim, Hyun Seok Moon, Jong Keun Song
  • Patent number: 11177107
    Abstract: Provided is a multi charged particle beam writing apparatus, including: an emission unit emitting a charged particle beam; a first aperture substrate having a plurality of first openings, the first aperture being irradiated with the charged particle beam, and the first aperture allowing a portion of the charged particle beam to pass through the plurality of first openings to form multiple beams; a second aperture substrate having a plurality of second openings through which each beam of the multiple beams passes and the second aperture substrate being capable of independently deflecting the each beam of the multiple beams; and a shielding plate provided so as to be insertable to a space between the first aperture substrate and the second aperture substrate and the shielding plate being capable of simultaneously shielding all the multiple beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kishi, Mitsuhiro Okazawa
  • Patent number: 11166493
    Abstract: Control device for aerosol inhalation device includes operational amplifier for performing output according to voltage applied to load for heating aerosol source and having correlation between temperature and electrical resistance value, control unit for performing processing based on the voltage according to the output, diode having anode electrically connected to one of inverting input terminal and noninverting input terminal, and circuit for electrically connecting power supply and the load. The circuit is formed by first region, and second region in which maximum voltage is lower than that in the first region, or applied voltage is lower than that to the first region. Of the inverting input terminal and the noninverting input terminal, terminal to which the anode of the diode is electrically connected is electrically connected to the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuma Mizuguchi, Takeshi Akao