Irradiation Of Objects Or Material Patents (Class 250/492.1)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11163237
    Abstract: A method for figure correction of an optical element includes forming a masking layer on a surface of the optical element. The optical element has thinning regions and non-thinning regions. The masking layer is patterned to form masking regions and non-masking regions, and the masking layer is positioned relative to the optical element in such a manner that the masking regions corresponds to the non-thinning regions of the optical element and the non-masking regions corresponds to the thinning regions of the optical element. The method further includes performing reactive ion etching on the optical element provided with the masking layer so as to etch the thinning regions of the optical element to reduce a thickness of the thinning region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Institute of Optics and Electronics, The Chinese Academy of Science
    Inventors: Zhiwei Li, Baiping Lei, Bin Fan, Jiang Bian, Shibin Wu, Junfeng Du
  • Patent number: 11155032
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curing device for a 3D printer. The curing device for a 3D printer according to the present invention includes: a main body having a reflection plate therein and having a sealing structure; a plurality of light energy irradiating units provided inside the main body and irradiating a curing target with light energy to cure the curing target; and a support unit provided inside the main body and rotatably supporting the curing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Dapex Global Co., Ltd., Jaemyung Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju Hyun Kwak
  • Patent number: 11158487
    Abstract: Ion beams are directed to a substrate surface to expose a tapered, tilted surface in the substrate. The ion beams and the substrate are situated so that a first ion beam is incident along a first axis at a glancing angle, and a second ion beam is incident along a second axis in a plane defined by the glancing angle and at an angle with respect to the first axis. Exposure to the second ion beam tends to produced superior quality in the exposed surface such as by reducing curtain artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: Clifford Russell Bugge, Craig Henry, Michael B. Schmidt, Mark Najarian
  • Patent number: 11150564
    Abstract: An EUV lithographic apparatus includes a wafer stage and a particle removing assembly for cleaning a wafer for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithographic apparatus. The wafer stage includes a measurement side and an exposure side. The particle removing assembly includes particle removing electrodes, an exhaust device and turbomolecular pumps. The particle removing electrodes is configured to direct debris from the chamber by suppressing turbulence such that the debris can be exhausted from the wafer stage to the outside of the processing apparatus. In some embodiments, turbomolecular pumps are turned off in the measurement side of the wafer stage so that an exhaust flow can be guided to an exposure side of the wafer stage. In some embodiments, the speed of voltage rise to the electrodes of the wafer chuck is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao-Hsin Chen, Li-Jui Chen, Chia-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 11141908
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for efficient 3D printing that address conventional inefficiencies while utilizing a single compact device are set forth. Some embodiments utilize a circular-shaped build area revolving symmetrically around a single center point utilizing a continuous helical printing process. In some embodiments, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) are utilized as an energy source for curing the print material. The VCSELs can be integrated with the print head and can form an array which can be staggered or linear. In some embodiments, the VCSELs (and the corresponding print head)can be connected to a rotating platform, which can rotate independently from the revolving build area. In some embodiments, a thermoelectric cooler and/or a fluid cooler can provide cooling to the VCSELS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Orange Maker LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Dudley, James Tersigni
  • Patent number: 11135451
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method and apparatus for treating a tumor of a patient, in a beam treatment center comprising a floor, with positively charged particles, comprising: (1) a synchrotron mounted to an elevated floor section above the floor of the beam treatment center; (2) a beam transport system, comprising: at least three fixed-position beam transport lines, where none of the synchrotron and the beam transport system penetrate through the floor of the beam treatment center; (3) the positively charged particles transported from the synchrotron, through the beam transport system, to a position above a patient positioning system during use; and (4) an optional repositionable nozzle system connected to a first, second, and third fixed-position beam transport line at a first, second, and third time, respectively, where the nozzle track forms an arc of a circle and the repositionable nozzle system moves along the nozzle track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel J. Raymond, W. Davis Lee, James P. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11127566
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a measurement unit measuring a first beam shape of a multi-beam based on a beam current of each beam of the multi-beam or an intensity of charged particles reflected from a reflection mark provided on a stage, an amounts of adjustment calculator calculating amounts of adjustment of a reduction ratio and a rotation angle of the multi-beam based on the first beam shape, a correction map generation unit generating a first correction map in which an amount of displacement is defined that is obtained for each beam of the multi-beam based on a difference between a beam shape based on the amounts of adjustment and the first beam shape, a writing data processor generating shot data in which an amount of irradiation with each beam of the multi-beam is defined by converting writing data in which information regarding a graphic pattern to be written is defined, and correcting the amount of irradiation with each beam defined in the shot data base
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Osamu Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11110192
    Abstract: An oral sanitation system may include a case including: a support portion defining a lower end of the case; and a container portion extending from the support portion. The container portion may define a wall extending from the support portion to a top end of the container portion. The oral sanitation system may further include a closure including a lid formed with a peripherally-extending wall; a lower cavity defined by the wall of the container portion; an upper cavity defined by the peripherally-extending wall of the closure; and a light-guiding floor that is substantially transparent to UVC light, the light-guiding floor forming a bottom of the container portion that is surrounded by the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Custom Club, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Weiss, Blair Feldman, Quinn Fitzgerald, Chloe Georgiades, Elliot Raderman
  • Patent number: 11110299
    Abstract: A particle beam therapy system delivers a particle beam for particle radiation therapy to a target volume in a patient from different treatment angles. The particle beam enters an active static magnetic field region perpendicularly to a magnetic field. Magnets and/or coils generate a cylindrically shaped magnetic field system with magnetic fields oriented axially in the magnetic field system. The active magnetic field region has an outer radial guiding field region and an inner radial bending field region, with an arc scan magnet system at an outer edge, a first number of coils generating a static magnetic guiding field that is predominantly effective in the outer radial guiding field region, and a second number of coils predominantly effective in an inner radial bending field region. A treatment control system controls the magnets and/or coils to guide the particle beam according to a treatment plan for the target volume of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventor: Jacobus Maarten Schippers
  • Patent number: 11071862
    Abstract: There is provided a deep brain stimulation system having k focuses, which comprises: a first electrode and a second electrode, used for connecting one side of a brain scalp; a third electrode and a fourth electrode, used for connecting the other side of the brain scalp; and a first signal generation unit, a second signal generation unit, . . . , a (2k?1)th signal generation unit and a 2kth signal generation unit, wherein the k is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2; and each of the signal generation units is used for providing the following currents for the first electrode to the fourth electrode: a first current and a second current, which are interfered at a deep portion of a brain to form a first focus; and a (2k?1)th current and a 2kth current, which are interfered at the deep portion of the brain to form a kth focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jue Wang, Xiaoqi Zhu, Zi-Gang Huang, Youjun Li, Liang Zheng, Tian Liu, Bixin Shao, Chenxi Li, Xun Liu, Ziwei Xu, Boya Xu
  • Patent number: 11072002
    Abstract: A particle sorting apparatus is provided. The particle sorting apparatus includes a first light irradiating unit including a first mirror and a first light source for irradiating a first light to particles flowing through a flow path at a first position; a second light irradiating unit including a second mirror and a second light source configured to irradiate a second light to particles flowing through the flow path at a second position which is different from the first position; a light detecting unit is configured to detect a light emitted from the particles; a sorting unit; and a sorting control unit configured to control sorting of the particles based on data of the particles detected at the light detecting unit and an arrival time associated with a time difference between a light from the first light irradiating unit and a light from the second light irradiating unit; wherein the flow path and the sorting unit are provided within a microchip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsumi Ito
  • Patent number: 11058785
    Abstract: Provided is a portable germicidal apparatus that is, in one embodiment, configured to be moved during operation that can comprise: a frame comprising a base, a distal end, and an elongated structural support member defining a longitudinal axis, wiring providing electrical power to the base and the distal end, wherein the apparatus is configured to permit germicidal UVC radiation to be emitted from the apparatus in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal axis between the base and the distal end in substantially 360 degrees. A further embodiment of the present invention is described that includes a portable germicidal apparatus comprising a harness configured to be worn by a user of the apparatus, a wand configured to provide UVC radiation, and a free-range motion component that connects the harness and wand, supports the weight of the wand, and provides at least two degrees of freedom for movement of the wand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SMS Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brent Edward Spurling, Gene Pearson
  • Patent number: 11058896
    Abstract: A radiation treatment device may include a first dosimeter and a second dosimeter. Quantum efficiency of the first dosimeter may be lower than quantum efficiency of the second dosimeter. A method for monitoring beam energy may include receiving a first signal generated by a first dosimeter, receiving a second signal generated by a second dosimeter, receiving a third signal generated by the first dosimeter and receiving a fourth signal generated by the second dosimeter. The first signal and the second signal may be associated with a first radiation beam. The second signal and the fourth signal may be associated with a second radiation beam. The method may also include determining whether there is a difference between the beam energy of the first radiation beam and the second radiation beam based on at least one of the first signal, the second signal, the third signal or the fourth signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan Maltz, Walter Aguilar
  • Patent number: 11058376
    Abstract: An adjustable support for a gantry for a radiotherapy apparatus, wherein the support comprises a base and a mounting member for supporting a gantry, wherein the position of the mounting member relative to the base is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Elekta Limited
    Inventor: Rens Henselmans
  • Patent number: 11045567
    Abstract: A mobile body is configured to travel an area optionally over a surface inside an aircraft cabin. Components comprise at least one of a UVC protective shield, the shield selectively providing a multisided enclosure that selectively envelopes and/or separates the operator from the UVC in the surrounding environment. A source of UV radiation is mounted to the mobile body and configured to direct UV radiation to the surface at a predetermined dosage. At least two articulated arms are mounted to the mobile body, and UV lamps mounted respectively on the arms. The mobile body is a trolley or cart for negotiating an area optionally an aircraft aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DIMER, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Kreitenberg
  • Patent number: 11039510
    Abstract: An electromagnetic cooking device includes an enclosed cavity configured to receive a food load, a plurality of high power amplifiers and RF feeds for introducing electromagnetic radiation into the cavity, and a controller for controlling the frequency, phase and amplitude of the electromagnetic radiation fed into the cavity by the RF feeds. The controller is configured to identify resonant modes, develop and implement a heating strategy based on the resonant modes, utilize an asynchronous manager to automatically detect when a variable has changed to a degree that requires an updated identification of resonant modes and an updated heating strategy, and if the asynchronous manager determines that updates are needed, repeat the steps above to determine a new heating strategy, otherwise continue with the current heating strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Davide Guatta, Raffaele Paganini, Mattia Rigo
  • Patent number: 11033643
    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: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: UV-Concepts Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Starkweather, Jason Ylizarde, John Wynne, Pat Hilt, Thomas Taylor
  • Patent number: 11037288
    Abstract: A visual inspection device includes a spectroscope that selectively transmits a wavelength of light reflected by a target object, a camera that receives the light transmitted through the spectroscope and captures a spectral image of the target object, and one or a plurality of processors, in which the one or the plurality of processors are programmed to execute a method including: controlling the spectroscope to obtain an inspection wavelength corresponding to the target object, and acquiring, from the camera, the spectral image based on the inspection wavelength, calculating a light intensity change amount that is a difference between a light intensity of each pixel of the spectral image and a predetermined reference value, calculating a parameter indicating variation in the light intensity change amount in a pixel range including a target pixel of the spectral image, and determining whether or not the parameter is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Ryoki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11029261
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for direct multiplication Fourier transform millimeter wave spectroscopy are disclosed herein. A sample method includes generating at least one pulse of microwave electromagnetic energy. The sample method also includes frequency-multiplying the pulse(s) to generate at least one frequency-multiplied pulse and filtering at least one spurious harmonic of the frequency-multiplied pulse to generate at least one filtered pulse. The spurious harmonic is generated by frequency-multiplying the pulse. The method also includes exciting a sample using the filtered pulse. The method further includes detecting an emission from the sample. The emission is elicited at least in part by the filtered pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BrightSpec, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin L. Neill, Brent Harris, Brooks Hart Pate
  • Patent number: 11026320
    Abstract: The invention provides a charged particle irradiation apparatus including: a focusing magnet that deflects a charged particle beam to continuously change an irradiation angle of the beam to an isocenter; an irradiation nozzle that continuously moves along a shape on an exit side of an effective magnetic field region of the focusing magnet, wherein the beam exiting the focusing magnet is emitted to the isocenter through the irradiation nozzle; a power supply rail along the shape on the exit side of the region; and a collector shoe fixed to the irradiation nozzle and configured to slide along the rail to supply power from the rail to the irradiation nozzle. A surface of the collector shoe contacted with the rail has the same bend radius as or average bend radius of the rail, and/or the collector shoe slides along the rail in contact with a flat side surface of the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: B DOT MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Takuji Furukawa, Yousuke Hara
  • Patent number: 11013937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for generating a radiotherapy treatment plan on the basis of treatment goals comprising optimization objectives and/or constraints. A planning unit (7) generates a first treatment plan including treatment parameters for fulfilling first treatment goals in a first optimization cycle, and a decision unit (8) receives second treatment goals and compares the first and second treatment goals to 5 determine a modification of the treatment goals, assigns to the modification a category from a plurality of predetermined categories, wherein to each category a strategy from a plurality of predetermined strategies for treatment plan generation is allocated, and instructs the planning unit (7) to generate the second treatment plan in accordance with a strategy allocated to the determined category of modifications in a second optimization cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Prashant Kumar, Matthieu Frédéric Bal
  • Patent number: 11007375
    Abstract: A light source for myopia prevention article includes a light emitter to emit light having an emission spectrum continuing from a first wavelength of not less than 360 nm nor more than 400 nm to a second wavelength of more than 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., Tsubota Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiko Yamakawa, Hidemasa Torii, Toshihide Kurihara, Kazuo Tsubota
  • Patent number: 11003063
    Abstract: A heat generating device includes a heat generating portion, a first cover configured to cover at least part of the heat generating portion and including a first opening portion formed on one side and a second opening portion formed on the other side lying opposite to the one side, and a second cover disposed on an outer side of the first cover and forming a flow path leading from the first opening portion to the second opening portion, and in the heat generating device, a height from a lower end of the first cover to an opening center of the first opening portion is greater than a height from the lower end of the first cover to an opening center of the second opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 11000608
    Abstract: Apparatuses are disclosed which have an ultraviolet light lamp, a housing transparent to ultraviolet light surrounding the lamp and an exhaust duct extending from a gas outlet of the housing into a support structure that has an outlet disposed along its lower half portion or its bottom surface. Other embodiments of apparatuses are disclosed which have a pulsed ultraviolet light lamp and a sensor system to monitor and determine when to replace the pulsed lamp based on pulse count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Xenex Disinfection Services Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stibich, James B. Wolford, Alexander N. Garfield, Martin Rathgeber, Eric M. Frydendall
  • Patent number: 11000706
    Abstract: A system including a diagnostic-quality CT scanner for imaging a patient, the diagnostic-quality CT scanner having an imaging isocenter and a radiation therapy device positioned adjacent the diagnostic-quality CT scanner, the radiation therapy device including a gantry carrying a radiation therapy beam source and having a radiation therapy isocenter separate from the imaging isocenter of the diagnostic-quality CT scanner. The system including a couch configured to position the patient for imaging and for radiation therapy by translating the patient between the diagnostic quality CT scanner and the radiation therapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VIEWRAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Iwan Kawrykow, Thomas Chmielewski, James F. Dempsey
  • Patent number: 11000704
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose methods and apparatus for managing the provision of radiotherapy treatment. The method includes storing a database of calibration settings for a plurality of components of a first radiotherapy system. The calibration settings may be used by the first radiotherapy system to translate treatment plans into instructions for the plurality of components to carry out. The method further includes deriving from the database allowable ranges of values for the calibration settings. The method also includes receiving from a second radiotherapy system calibration settings for the second radiotherapy system prior to implementation of a treatment plan, comparing the calibration settings for the second radiotherapy system with the derived allowable ranges of values, and generating an alert signal when a subset of the calibration settings for the second radiotherapy system falls outside the allowable range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Elekta Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Prosser
  • Patent number: 10981807
    Abstract: Fluid disinfection apparatus for disinfecting liquid. The fluid disinfection apparatus includes: a first light source assembly for generating disinfection light that has a shape of a frustum; and a container for holding fluid therein. The container includes a first frustum shell defining a space surrounded by the top, base, and inner lateral surface thereof, wherein the inner lateral surface of the first frustum shell is substantially identical to a lateral surface of the frustum of the disinfection light and wherein the first light source assembly is disposed over the top of the first frustum shell so that the entire portion of the space is substantially located within the frustum of the disinfection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bolb Inc.
    Inventors: Jianping Zhang, Huazhong Deng
  • Patent number: 10974991
    Abstract: A device for coating a fiber includes a fiber receiving arrangement and a coating arrangement which includes an application unit which wets the fiber with a coating agent, and a curing unit arranged downstream of the application unit which optically cures the coating agent. The curing unit includes a lamp which emits at least one light beam which is aimed directly or indirectly at a surface of the fiber. A main radiation direction of the lamp includes a beam angle between the main radiation direction and a longitudinal direction of the fiber of less than 40°. The fiber receiving arrangement and the application unit are movable relative to each other in the longitudinal direction of the fiber via a translational motion arrangement so that a wetting process is implemented substantially along an entire length of the fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: J-FIBER GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Hanf, Lothar Brehm, Juergen Rosenkranz
  • Patent number: 10962468
    Abstract: The sensor device (100; 200) for a device (10) for weathering or lightfastness testing of samples comprises a sensor housing (110) which is adapted to be arranged in a weathering chamber (1) of the device (10) in the same manner as a sample (3), and an air mass sensor (120; 220) which comprises a sensor element (120.2; 220.2) and is attached to the sensor housing (110) in such a manner that the sensor element (120.2; 220.2) is adapted to be mounted on the sensor housing (110.2; 220.2) and attached to the sensor housing (110) such that the sensor element (120.2; 220.2) is exposed in the same manner as a sample (3) to an air flow prevailing in the weathering chamber (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ATLAS Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Rudolph, Peter March
  • Patent number: 10965090
    Abstract: A laser apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a laser chamber including a pair of electrodes and configured to emit, at each of a plurality of pulse repetition frequencies, a pulse laser beam having a pulse energy corresponding to a voltage applied between the electrodes; an energy detector provided on an optical path of the pulse laser beam and configured to detect the pulse energy of the pulse laser beam; a voltage control unit configured to control the applied voltage based on a target pulse energy and the pulse energy detected by the energy detector; and a pulse energy control unit configured to periodically vary the target pulse energy at a modulation frequency corresponding to each of the pulse repetition frequencies with a reference energy being a center of variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Asayama
  • Patent number: 10955745
    Abstract: Exhaust of gas in the processing chamber is started by a gas exhaust section, and supply of an inert gas into the processing chamber is started by a gas supply section after a predetermined time length has elapsed since the exhaust of gas is started. Alternatively, the gas in the processing chamber in which a substrate is stored is exhausted by the gas exhaust section, the inert gas is supplied into the processing chamber by the gas supply section, and the pressure in a light emitter that has a light-transmitting plate is allowed to match or be close to the pressure in the processing chamber. The substrate in the processing chamber is irradiated with vacuum ultraviolet rays by the light emitter with an oxygen concentration in the gas in the processing chamber lowered to a predetermined concentration. Thus, the substrate is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chisayo Nakayama, Yuji Tanaka, Masahiko Harumoto, Masaya Asai, Yasuhiro Fukumoto, Koji Kaneyama
  • Patent number: 10955753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a substrate processing control apparatus includes a position information acquiring module configured to acquire information about a position of a first pattern that is formed in a substrate for a photomask to change an applied stress to the substrate or a transmittance of the substrate. The apparatus further includes a position determining module configured to determine, in accordance with the information about the position of the first pattern, a position of a second pattern to be formed in the substrate to change the applied stress to the substrate or the transmittance of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Kasa
  • Patent number: 10952283
    Abstract: An infrared emitter is formed having a reduced thermal mass and increased thermal conductivity to effectively deliver and dissipate heat from a heating element that emits electromagnetic radiation. The improved thermal dynamic process may enhance one or both of power consumption and/or longevity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Zhi-Xing Jiang, Raymond Davis
  • Patent number: 10941054
    Abstract: A method for treating a liquid loaded with ingredients includes injecting the liquid into a reactor vessel such that a circular movement is imparted to the liquid and such that a concentration of the ingredients in a region of a peripheral wall of the reactor vessel increases in a direction from a reactor inlet to a reactor outlet, impinging ultrasound waves having a first intensity and/or ultraviolet radiation having a first intensity on the liquid in a first portion of the reactor vessel, and impinging ultrasound waves having a second intensity and/or ultraviolet radiation having a second intensity on the liquid in a second portion of the reactor vessel. The concentration of the ingredients in the first portion is less than the concentration of the ingredients in the second portion and the first intensity is less than the second intensity. Also a reactor vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SKF MARINE GMBH
    Inventor: Olaf Streich
  • Patent number: 10943737
    Abstract: Film capacitor is formed by winding first metal layer, first film, second metal layer, and second film that are in a stacked state in this order. In film surfaces of first and second films, an orientation angle ? of first film and an orientation angle ? of second film are different in sign from each other when a sign of the orientation angle which represents rotation from reference direction RD to one of both end surfaces is defined to be positive, and the sign of the orientation angle which represents rotation from reference direction RD to another of both end surfaces is defined to be negative. Here, the orientation angle is defined by an acute angle between an orientation main axis MA between reference direction RD parallel to first and second end surfaces when portions of first and second films facing each other through second metal layer are viewed in a direction perpendicular to the film surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Matsuoka, Wataru Hitomi, Toshihisa Miura
  • Patent number: 10898733
    Abstract: Abeam shaping assembly for neutron capture therapy includes a beam inlet, a target having nuclear reaction with an incident proton beam from the beam inlet to produce neutrons forming a neutron beam, a moderator adjoining to the target, a reflector surrounding the moderator. The neutrons are moderated to epithermal neutron energies by the moderator, and part of the moderator disposed on the back of the target can be replaced so as to adjust the epithermal neutron energies. The reflector leads the neutrons deviated from the main axis back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEUBORON MEDTECH LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Liu, Wei-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10901329
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-situ incline cleaning an element disposed in a EUV generating chamber are disclosed. A capillary-based hydrogen radical generator is employed to form hydrogen radicals from hydrogen gas. The capillary-based hydrogen radical generator is resistively heated during operation and is oriented such that hydrogen radicals catalytically generated from the hydrogen gas are directed to a surface of the element to clean the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: Marc Guy Langlois
  • Patent number: 10898731
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a neutron capture therapy system including a beam shaping assembly. The beam shaping assembly includes a beam inlet; a neutron generator arranged into the beam shaping assembly, the neutron generator has nuclear reaction with an incident proton beam from the beam inlet to produce neutrons; a moderator adjacent to the neutron generator, the neutrons are moderated by the moderator to epithermal neutron energies; a reflector surrounding the neutron generator and the moderator, the reflector leads the deflected neutrons back to enhance epithermal neutron beam intensity; a beam outlet; and at least a movable member moving away from or close to the neutron generator, the movable member moves between a first position where the neutron generator is replaceable, and a second position where the neutron generator is irreplaceable. The neutron capture therapy system has a simple structure, and the neutron generator is easy to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEUBORON MEDTECH LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Liu, Wei-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10888713
    Abstract: A multileaf collimator includes a plurality of beam-blocking leaves of a first type and a plurality of beam-blocking leaves of a second type. The beam-blocking leaves of the first type are alternatingly arranged with the beam-blocking leaves of the second type side by side. Each of the beam-blocking leaves of the first type has a trapezoidal geometry viewed in the leaf longitudinal moving direction comprising a wider end and a narrower end with the wider end being proximal to a source. Each of the beam-blocking leaves of the second type has a trapezoidal geometry viewed in the leaf longitudinal moving direction comprising a wider end and a narrower end with the wider end being distal to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Rieger, Juha Kauppinen, Anthony Magliari, Dusan Baic
  • Patent number: 10892064
    Abstract: A multi-leaf collimator is provided. The multi-leaf collimator may include a plurality of leaves configured to shield radiation beams. At least two leaves of the plurality of leaves may be movable in a direction parallel to each another. Each leaf of at least some of the plurality of leaves may be configured to be movable between at least two positions. At least one of the at least two positions may be adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Johannes Stahl, Jonathan Maltz
  • Patent number: 10881755
    Abstract: Ultraviolet illumination with optical elements to irradiate objects and/or fluid for purposes of sterilization, disinfection, and/or cleaning. The objects and/or fluid can be irradiated using an ultraviolet illuminator having at least one ultraviolet light emitting source. An ultraviolet transparent housing encapsulates the at least one ultraviolet light emitting source. The ultraviolet transparent housing includes an ultraviolet transparent material that emits ultraviolet light from the at least one ultraviolet light emitting source while preventing humidity from penetrating the ultraviolet transparent housing and damaging the at least one ultraviolet light emitting source. At least one ultraviolet transparent optical element is located about the ultraviolet transparent housing interspersed with the ultraviolet transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Maxim S. Shatalov