With Gas Or Vapor Circulation For Contact With Treated Material Patents (Class 34/218)
  • Patent number: 10684074
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and dehumidifier apparatus for use in grain drying operations or other applications. The heat exchanger and dehumidifier apparatus includes a shroud having an air inlet end and an air discharge end. First, second, third and fourth heat exchangers and dehumidifier assemblies are positioned in the shroud which define an air passageway extending therethrough having an inlet end and a discharge end. A blower is positioned at the discharge end of the shroud for blowing heated and dehumidified air therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: James Zoucha
  • Patent number: 10669183
    Abstract: A system for preheating batch materials in a glass melting furnace includes a preheater having an outlet through which fluid is exhausted and an inlet that receives fluids exhausted from the furnace and recirculated from the preheater outlet. In one embodiment, a cyclonic separator has an inlet in communication with the preheater outlet and an outlet in fluid communication with a fan. A controller controls the speed of the fan responsive to a drop in pressure between the separator inlet and outlet and a temperature at the separator outlet. In other embodiments, controllers control valves that (i) control the amount of fluids exhausted from the preheater that are delivered to a flue and recirculated to the preheater or (ii) control the amount of fluids diverted to charger for the furnace, in response to temperatures in a duct coupled to the preheater inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Carl L Fayerweather, Dale A. Gaerke, Robert Roth
  • Patent number: 10625920
    Abstract: My desiccator comprises a plurality of chambers in series communication with each other so a desiccating gas flows from one chamber into an adjacent chamber. A desiccating purge gas is introduced through an inlet into the desiccator's chambers at a predetermined flow rate, and a one-way bleed valve allows gas within the chambers to constantly flow from the desiccator while maintaining a positive pressure within the desiccator. A fan that constantly mixes and circulates the gas between the chambers as the desiccating purge gas is introduced into the desiccator, constantly diluting the gas within the chambers with a fresh supply of the desiccating gas. My method employs my desiccator to store items, wherein a dry, pressurized desiccating gas is introduced into the desiccator's chambers in a manner that constantly circulates the gas between the chambers as gas is slowly bled from the chambers, constantly diluting the gas within the chambers with a fresh supply of the desiccating gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TERRA UNIVERSAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kamran Sadaghiani
  • Patent number: 10493970
    Abstract: A method and device control at least one air dryer unit of an air supply system for the primary and auxiliary air supply of a vehicle. In the method and device, at least one compressor is driven by an associated electric motor that serves both for the primary air supply of a primary air tank and for the auxiliary air supply of an auxiliary air tank. Compressed air generated by the compressor is channeled over the at least one downstream air dryer unit so as to dry the compressed air generated by the compressor while the drying agent of the air dryer is regenerated with dried compressed air. During the auxiliary air supply, the air flow used for regenerating the at least one air dryer unit is reduced or suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Merkel, Peter Berger, Gert Assmann, Christian Urra, Angelicka Riedi, Philipp Gehrke
  • Patent number: 10246240
    Abstract: My desiccator comprises a plurality of chambers in series communication with each other so a desiccating gas flows from one chamber into an adjacent chamber. A desiccating purge gas is introduced through an inlet into the desiccator's chambers at a predetermined flow rate, and a one-way bleed valve allows gas within the chambers to constantly flow from the desiccator while maintaining a positive pressure within the desiccator. A fan that constantly mixes and circulates the gas between the chambers as the desiccating purge gas is introduced into the desiccator, constantly diluting the gas within the chambers with a fresh supply of the desiccating gas. My method employs my desiccator to store items, wherein a dry, pressurized desiccating gas is introduced into the desiccator's chambers in a manner that constantly circulates the gas between the chambers as gas is slowly bled from the chambers, constantly diluting the gas within the chambers with a fresh supply of the desiccating gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TERRA UNIVERSAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kamran Sadaghiani
  • Patent number: 10109506
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for supplying a fluid. The substrate treating apparatus comprises a treating unit for treating a substrate and a fluid supply unit for supplying fluid to the treating unit, wherein the fluid supply unit comprises a supply tank in which the fluid is stored, a supply line connecting the supply tank and the treating unit to supply the fluid from the supply tank to the treating unit, a filter installed on the supply line, and an exhaust line branching from the supply line, wherein a branch point of the exhaust line in the supply line is located upstream of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heehwan Kim, Young Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10034484
    Abstract: An oxygen concentration in the interior of a container is detected by an oxygen concentration detection sensor. If the oxygen concentration detected by the oxygen concentration detection sensor is higher than that of a gas mixture, the container is supplied with the gas mixture having an oxygen concentration lower than that of the outside air and higher than a target concentration. The oxygen concentration in the interior of the container is reduced to the vicinity of the oxygen concentration of the gas mixture by supplying the interior of the container with the gas mixture, and then is further reduced to the target concentration by respiration of plants. This appropriately controls the oxygen concentration in the interior of the container, and reduces a decrease in the degree of freshness of the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohiro Tanaka, Atsushi Ozato, Makoto Ikemiya, Tetsuya Ukon
  • Patent number: 9687889
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for a ceiling transport vehicle is provided which can be advantageously installed in a clean room. A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a ceiling transport vehicle includes an air blower for blowing air to the ceiling transport vehicle when the ceiling transport vehicle, which can travel along a travel rail provided on a ceiling side in a clean room, is stationary in a closed off space which is closed off from exterior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Shibata, Kazuya Omori
  • Patent number: 9615702
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment a bathtub or shower stall enclosure partition assembly. The partition assembly has an enclosure panel which includes interior and exterior facing major surfaces. The partition assembly also includes a dryer manifold assembly having a manifold array with at least one air exhaust conduit provided with an air receiving end and an air dispensing outlet. The partition assembly further includes an air drive assembly comprising an air transfer duct extending from an air inlet to an air supply interface, and a heating element assembly selectively operable to provide a heated air flow. The supply interface is for fluid communication with the air receiving end whereby actuation of the heating element assembly provides the heated air flow through the air exhaust conduit and outwardly therefrom via the air dispensing outlet as the drying air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Carlos Calpe Gargallo
  • Patent number: 9574566
    Abstract: A fan comprises a rotatable hub, a plurality of fan blades coupled with the hub, and a plurality of air fences coupled with the fan blades. Each fan blade has a free end and an opposite end secured to the hub. The air fences are positioned at selected locations along the length of the fan blades, between the ends of the fan blades. Each air fence includes a fin, which may extend upwardly or downwardly from the fan blade. Each air fence may be formed of a resilient material and may be configured to allow the air fence to be snapped onto a fan blade. Each air fence may define an opening through which a fan blade may be inserted. One or more surfaces of the air fence may be contoured to complement a surface contour of an airfoil shaped fan blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DELTA T CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard M. Aynsley, Richard A. Oleson
  • Patent number: 9528529
    Abstract: An improvement on the currently available air circulation fans by altering the shape of the fan blade to increase airflow distribution. Ceiling fans and other air circulating fans typically only force airflow in an axial direction. This device is designed to expand the area of distribution of desired air circulation by the alteration of a distal portion of a fan blade being placed on an angle relative to a proximal portion. This improved fan blade comprises a proximal fastening portion, a middle axially-directed air flow portion and a distal angularly-directed airflow portion. The addition of the angled portion of the fan blade is designed to significantly improve airflow distribution and thereby increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the complete fan unit without requiring any other significant modifications of the fan motor or other mechanics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Kraft
  • Patent number: 9524892
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention discloses cleaned storage processes and systems for high level cleanliness articles, such as extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle carriers. A decontamination chamber can be used to clean the stored workpieces. A purge gas system can be used to prevent contamination of the articles stored within the workpieces. A robot can be used to detect the condition of the storage compartment before delivering the workpiece. A monitor device can be used to monitor the conditions of the stocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Brooks Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Lutz Rebstock
  • Publication number: 20150135548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (3) for drying at least one optical glass, comprising: a chamber (7), intended to house at least one optical glass, having at least one air inlet (19) arid at least one air outlet (29); a circuit (9) for circulating air, arranged to blow a flow of drying air from said at least one inlet (19) to said at least one outlet (29), the drying device has: an evacuation orifice (11), in fluid communication with the chamber (7), in order to evacuate a first portion of the flow of drying air, called the evacuated airflow, out of the drying device (3); and a manifold collecting: an inflow of a second portion of the flow of drying air, called recovered air, in fluid communication with the chamber (7), from said at least one air outlet (29); an inflow of a flow (33) of air from outside the drying device (3); and having an outlet (29) in fluid communication with the circulating circuit (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jean Gehrig, Denis Gehrig
  • Publication number: 20150135549
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a supercritical drying method for a semiconductor substrate comprises introducing a semiconductor substrate, a surface of the semiconductor substrate being wet with a water-soluble organic solvent, to the inside of a chamber, hermetically sealing the chamber and increasing a temperature inside the chamber to not lower than a critical temperature of the water-soluble organic solvent, thereby bringing the water-soluble organic solvent into a supercritical state, decreasing a pressure inside the chamber and changing the water-soluble organic solvent in the supercritical state to a gas, thereby discharging the water-soluble organic solvent from the chamber, starting a supply of an inert gas into the chamber as the pressure inside the chamber decreases to atmospheric pressure, and cooling the semiconductor substrate in a state where the inert gas exists inside the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yohei Sato, Hisashi Okuchi, Hiroshi Tomita, Hidekazu Hayashi, Linan Ji
  • Publication number: 20150121720
    Abstract: The invention relates to an installation having a process chamber which comprises an inner space having a receiving region for workpieces. The process chamber has an opening for the supply or discharge of workpieces. The process chamber is constructed so as to have a device for the introduction of gaseous fluid into the inner space, which device has at least one nozzle or aperture for the production of a fluid stream curtain between the opening and the receiving region for workpieces. The process chamber has a device for supplying fresh air, with which device fresh air can be introduced into the receiving region at a side of the fluid stream curtain, which side faces away from the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Duerr Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Wieland, Oliver Iglauer, Christof Knuesel, Marius Winkler
  • Publication number: 20150127116
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a dehydration device and methods for drying biological materials to produce dried biological materials having enhanced structural properties. More specifically, the invention relates to a dehydration device and related methods for drying biological tissue to produce enhanced tissue grafts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Pringle, Michael Lepeak
  • Publication number: 20150113824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cabinet for storage and drying of sports equipment and/or clothes. This cabinet has doors, an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom, an intake vent at the top, and suspending means for suspending articles such as sports equipment or clothes. Turning on the fan activates active drying of the articles. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method of storing and drying articles comprising suspending the articles in a cabinet with doors, the interior of said cabinet comprising an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom; an intake vent at the top; and suspending means for suspending the articles. The articles that are difficult or take more time to dry can be placed closest to the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Adaptive Storage Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Goulet
  • Publication number: 20150113827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wardrobe for storage and drying of sports equipment and/or clothes. This wardrobe has an opening, an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom, an intake vent at the top, and suspending means for suspending articles such as sports equipment or clothes. Turning on the fan activates active drying of the articles. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method of storing and drying articles comprising suspending the articles in a wardrobe, the interior of said wardrobe comprising an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom; an intake vent at the top; and suspending means for suspending the articles. The articles that are difficult or take more time to dry can be placed closest to the fan. The wardrobe can have a rigid or flexible interior cavity and the flexible wardrobe can be capable of hanging on a rod and additionally can be packed in a bag with or without a kit with support poles and feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Goulet
  • Patent number: 9015955
    Abstract: The present document describes a container for storing and drying garments or sport equipment, the container comprising an external envelope comprising a resistant material; and a ventilation structure through which air can be blown for drying the garments or sports equipment, the ventilation structure supporting the external envelope, the ventilation structure comprising hanging elements for hanging the garments or sports equipment thereon, the ventilation structure capable of adopting a retracted position and an extended position in which the ventilation structure occupies more space than in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jean-François Vezina, Pierrot Lebel
  • Publication number: 20150101494
    Abstract: A portable food dehydrator having a warm vessel, a warm vessel lid having a guide opening and an assembly opening, a cover defining a cover cavity, the cover having openings and a chamber divider capable of sectioning the cover chamber into an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber, a fan assembly, a cool vessel, a sealing member, and a heating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Micah Saccamanno
  • Publication number: 20150096187
    Abstract: A method and device for continuously drying and crystallizing water-flushed granulate. The method comprises the steps of: feeding water-flushed granulate into a pre-dryer, pre-drying granulate in the pre-dryer, conveying pre-dried granulate into a dryer/crystallizer, and discharging crystallized granulate from the dryer/crystallizer. An air conditioning means produces temperature-controlled and humidity-conditioned air that is delivered to the dryer/crystallizer, wherein the exhaust air of the dryer/crystallizer is delivered to the pre-dryer, and wherein the exhaust air of the pre-dryer is returned to the air conditioning means forming a closed air circuit is formed by the dryer/crystallizer, pre-dryer, and air conditioning means. The device comprises a pre-dryer, a dryer/crystallizer, an air conditioning means, and optionally a control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Stefan Deiss
  • Patent number: 8997372
    Abstract: A clothes dryer has a cabinet forming a drying chamber and a drying rack slidably mounted to the cabinet and movable between a retracted position where the drying rack is within the drying chamber and an extended position where the drying rack is exteriorly of the cabinet. A removable dividing panel is retained by the drying rack and divides the drying chamber into two horizontal and vertically extending drying chambers. A control system associated with the dryer has selectable modes to operate the divided drying chambers independently or concurrently as a single large drying chamber. A recycle system associated with the dryer permits recycling of heat air to increase drying efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stan Cennon
  • Publication number: 20150089831
    Abstract: A drying apparatus that dries a porous membrane that is carryable along a predetermined direction and a drying method, the drying apparatus including a housing; a plurality of air suppliers arranged in the housing along the predetermined direction so as to inject air toward the porous membrane; and a plurality of air exhausters arranged in the housing along the predetermined direction so as to exhaust air that has been injected from the air suppliers to an exterior of the housing, wherein the plurality of air suppliers are symmetrically arranged with one another at opposite sides of the porous membrane to face each other with the porous membrane disposable therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Woo Jin JANG, Tae Sik KIM, Jin Kyu PARK, Hun Young PARK, Jun Ho CHUNG, Bong Hyun CHO
  • Publication number: 20150082657
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying foodstuffs involves a pallet supporting a stack of containers containing the foodstuffs. The pallet has a perimeter on which the stack of containers is sealingly supportable. The top of the pallet has at least one aperture to permit air flow therethrough, and the top, bottom and sides of the pallet define a ventilation duct for receiving air through the top of the pallet. A low pressure plenum in fluid communication and sealingly engaged with the ventilation duct draws air down vertically through the foodstuffs through the top of the pallet and out of the ventilation duct into the plenum. A drying installation involves the apparatus in a climate controlled room. A method of processing foodstuffs involves controlling temperature, relative humidity or both temperature and relative humidity of air in the room and drawing the air in the room vertically down past the foodstuffs until the foodstuffs are processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Bernard Goyette
  • Patent number: 8985475
    Abstract: A laundry transport apparatus and method includes a container defining an interior area configured to accommodate a plurality of laundry carts, the container having a door movable between closed and open configurations to selectively allow access to said interior area. The apparatus includes a ventilation network to pass air to and from the interior area, the ventilation network including a pathogen identification and containment apparatus to detect, isolate and treat potentially harmful material within the soiled laundry. At least a portion of intake and outlet ducts are immediately adjacent one another to influence temperature of air passing through each duct, warmer air passing through one of the intake duct or the outlet duct becoming cooler and cooler air passing through another of the intake duct or the outlet duct becoming warmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Bertram E. Lacey
  • Patent number: 8978264
    Abstract: A fuel cell system having an apparatus for gas drying that includes, but is not limited to at least one cooling element with at least one first surface and at least one detachment device. The cooling element is designed to be thermally connected to a heat sink and to come into contact with gas flowing past. The detachment device is movably held relative to the first surface and is designed to detach frozen water from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf-Henning Stolte, Sebastian Mock, Johannes Lauckner
  • Publication number: 20150068056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a dishwasher. The dishwasher includes a main body, a tub placed within the main body to receive dishes therein, and an air brake mounted to one lateral surface of the tub. The air brake includes a communication hole communicating with the tub to allow air to be introduced into the tub or to be discharged from the tub, a guide rib configured to guide air, introduced through the communication hole, upward of the air brake, and a vent formed in a lateral surface of the air brake to allow air to be discharged outward from the air brake or to allow outside air to be introduced into the air brake, the vent being located below the guide rib to prevent hot air from being discharged from the air brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Kyu JUNG, Jeon Suk WEE
  • Publication number: 20150059811
    Abstract: A multiple stage processing device having a plurality of radial stages, each individual radial stage is positioned between adjacent dividing walls and indexable though a plurality of processing stations. A plurality of fixture mount assemblies are positioned on an actuation surface of the rotatable indexing assembly, each individual fixture mount assembly is associated with and mechanically coupled to an individual radial stage. One or more slotted drive hubs communicatively coupled to independently operable drive motors are positioned adjacent to the actuation surface of the rotatable indexing assembly and are engageable with the plurality of fixture mount assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Holmes, Jeffrey Mills
  • Publication number: 20150040419
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning and drying a substrate is disclosed. The apparatus includes a substrate holder configured to hold a substrate, a rotating device configured to rotate the substrate holder, a cylindrical cup surrounding a peripheral portion of the substrate, and a gas ejector disposed below the substrate. The gas ejector has at least one gas discharge opening arranged along an entire circumference of the substrate. The gas ejector is configured to discharge a gas downwardly from the gas discharge opening to induce downward flow of air in a gap between a peripheral portion of the substrate and the cylindrical cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tomoatsu Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20150040418
    Abstract: A dryer for drying product includes a housing and a drying chamber formed in the housing. A series of doors are moveably mounted on the dryer for providing access to the drying chamber. A latch assembly is associated with each door for latching the door to the dryer. The latch assembly includes a bracket mounted to the door and a shaft rotatively mounted adjacent a portion of the bracket. The shaft includes a latch for engaging a latching catch and securing the door in the closed position. A locking member is pivotally mounted to the bracket and moveable between a locked and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the locking member extends into a locking cavity formed in the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BUHLER AEROGLIDE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin M. Schreiber, Steve Blackowiak, Shannon Ford
  • Publication number: 20150033624
    Abstract: An installation for drying a thin-walled biodegradable pot having a drying mould wherein one wall has a shape adapted to a corresponding shape of a wall of a moulded pot to be dried, and a means of heating the drying mould wall to a temperature above 160° C., and preferably between 180 and 240° C. Also disclosed are an installation for manufacturing pots having a drying installation mentioned above, a method of drying pots, a pot obtained from an installation or from a method mentioned above, and an assembly with a plant in a pot as mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: FERTIL
    Inventors: Guy De La Martiniere, Marc Micquel
  • Publication number: 20150013179
    Abstract: A dryer dries particles, wherein the dryer comprises two circular decks mounted substantially horizontally and rotating in opposite directions relative to one another about a same vertical axis, Z, the surface of said decks being perforated and permeable to air, steam and water, a means for blowing hot gas in a flow substantially parallel to the axis Z, passing through the second deck before passing through the first deck, means for distributing said particles to be dried on the first and second decks and means for recovering the particles after a rotation of each deck, and a means for transferring the particles collected from the first deck by the recovery means to a second distribution means suitable for distributing said particles along a radius of the second deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Léon CROSSET
  • Publication number: 20150007447
    Abstract: A detection system assembly is provided. The detection system assembly includes a detector system including a housing having a sample port configured to receive a sample of an unknown substance, a detector assembly in flow communication with the sample port, and a pump in flow communication with the detector assembly. The detection system assembly further includes a dryer cartridge removably coupled to an outer surface of the housing of the detector system. The dryer cartridge is in flow communication with the pump and the detector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Morpho Detection, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Edgar Patterson, Matthew Edward Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150000155
    Abstract: The present invention is constituted to: apply injection energy to overheated dry vapor in which saturated moisture vapor is heated and dried so as to miniaturize and cluster particles of the overheated dry vapor; apply impact energy to the clustered overheated dry vapor so as to further miniaturize the clustered particles of the overheated dry vapor and generate nano-size overheated dry vapor; and supply the nano-size overheated dry vapor in a supersaturated state into a chamber in which a substrate is placed to form an anoxic atmosphere within the chamber, infuse the nano-size overheated dry vapor into ink molecules and molecular boundaries in the anoxic atmosphere, and apply the energy of the nano-sized overheated dry vapor to the ink, so as to evaporate the moisture of the ink and degraded or reduced the organic solvent of the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicants: DAIDO SANGYO CO., LTD., KENTARO ASAKURA, NIHON DENNETSUI CO., LTD., FUJISHOUKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Asakura, Shunsuke Hasegawa, Shigeyuki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Doba, Masao Fukudome, Sennin Kobayashi, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Yasuo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150000153
    Abstract: A laundry treating machine includes a basement portion (14) having an upper side (17) with seats (18A-18F) formed thereon for receiving machine operational devices (5), and a lower side (16), opposite to the upper side (17). The lower side (16) forms an air path for air to be admitted into or exhausted from the machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Deborah Palazzin, Alessandro Vian, Fabio Pasut, Riccardo Quaroni
  • Publication number: 20150000695
    Abstract: A method for cleaning an interior of a process chamber after performing a process of forming a carbon-containing film on a substrate in the process chamber includes performing a cycle a predetermined number of times. The cycle includes supplying a modifying gas into the process chamber to modify deposits including the carbon-containing film deposited on a surface of a member in the process chamber and supplying an etching gas into the process chamber to remove the modified deposits through a thermochemical reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Takaaki NODA, Shingo NOHARA, Yoshiro HIROSE
  • Patent number: 8914990
    Abstract: A hopper structure for treating granular material, comprising an inner sidewall section arranged, in use, as an upper tubular sidewall, a tapered lower section having a delivery mouth and an elongated insert body wherein said insert comprises an upper portion and a lower portion arranged at said lower tapered portion of the hopper and having its conicity facing away from said upper portion, said upper portion axially extending from the base of the lower portion up to at least one half of the upper tubular section at an angle ??0 with respect to a vertical line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Moretto S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Moretto
  • Publication number: 20140366802
    Abstract: The gas nozzle comprises: an outer tube part that is provided in an upright position with respect to the liquid surface of molten metal; an inner tube part provided inside the outer tube part, comprising a cavity inside, through which a wire rod pulled up from the molten metal passes; a void part formed between the outer tube part and the inner tube part; a gas introduction part for introducing gas into the void part; and a jetting port for jetting at least part of the gas introduced by the gas introduction part, via the void part, from one end of the outer tube part towards the liquid surface of the molten metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Motoyuki Itoh, Kyoko Takeda
  • Patent number: 8910392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dewatering machine for umbrella, comprising a frame, a motor disposed inside the frame, a water receiving box disposed inside the frame, an elongated water throwing box disposed inside the water receiving box to accommodate the umbrella and a transmission assembly for connecting the motor and the water throwing box. The water receiving box is fixedly attached to the motor. A plurality of water-draining holes is disposed at the side of the water throwing box. The transmission assembly includes a transmission shaft fixedly attached to the bottom center of the water throwing box. The transmission shaft is perpendicular to the water throwing box. The water throwing box is disposed inside the dewatering device and connected with the motor via the transmission assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Zhifeng Liao
  • Publication number: 20140360041
    Abstract: A substrate treating apparatus includes a fluid supply unit to supply a fluid to a chamber. The substrate is dried in the chamber using the fluid in a supercritical state. The fluid supply unit includes a storing tank to store the fluid and a conversion tank connected to the storing tank through a connection tube and to the chamber through a supply tube. The conversion tank includes a heater to heat the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jihoon JEONG, Yongsun KO, Kuntack LEE, Kyoungseob KIM, SeokHoon KIM, Jung-Min OH, Yongmyung JUN, Yong-Jhin CHO
  • Publication number: 20140360042
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dishwasher (1) comprising a tub (2) wherein the items to be washed are placed, a body (4) having two side walls (3) that surround the tub (2), a fan receptacle (5) located between the tub (2) and the side wall (3), an air channel (8) located in the fan receptacle (5), having an inlet (6) that provides the humid air in the tub (2) to be received therein and an outlet (7) that provides the dehumidified air to be sent back to the tub (2), a fan (9) located in the fan receptacle (5), providing the humid air in the tub (2) to be sucked during the drying step, a hole (10) arranged on the fan receptacle (5), that allows the air received from the outer environment to enter into the air channel (8) and a guiding member (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Gonca Erozkan, Orhan Atabey
  • Patent number: 8904665
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible enclosure is provided for a garment refreshing appliance. The appliance has at least either a top or a bottom rigid housing structure. The enclosure comprises a wall structure extending substantially an entire height of the enclosure. The wall structure is made of a flexible material. An opening is provided in the wall structure through which garments can be introduced into or removed from the enclosure. A zipper is attached at the opening to selectively open and close the opening. A snap attachment mechanism is located at either or both of the top and a bottom of the wall structure for securing the wall structure to the top and/or bottom rigid housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: George F. Seiffert, Timothy J. Hicks, Shawn Oltz, Wesley Traylor, Floyd Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140352716
    Abstract: In a dry etching method for etching a metal film formed on a substrate by use of etching gas containing ?-diketone, the metal film contains at least one metal material that forms a penta- or hexa-coordinated complex structure with ?-diketone; the etching gas containing ?-diketone contains at least one additive among H2O or H2O2; and the additive is contained at a volume concentration of 1% or greater and 20% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Akiou KIKUCHI, Yuta TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20140352168
    Abstract: The present application discloses an apparatus for manufacturing high-quality coal products. In certain embodiments, the apparatus comprises a housing and a heat conducting mechanism disposed within the housing. The heat conducting mechanism is provided with a heat conducting medium inlet proximate a material outlet end and a thermal conduction medium outlet proximate a material inlet end. The heat conducting mechanism comprises multiple groups of heat conducting units and the heating conducting unit comprises a plurality of heat conducting tubes. The heat conducting tubes are in communication with the heat conducting medium inlet and outlet. A plurality of fins inclining downward relative to the vertical direction are arranged along the longitudinal direction between adjacent heat conducting tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Li Bairong
  • Publication number: 20140338214
    Abstract: A coating device for coating a medical device with a drug-eluting material uses an in-process drying station between coats to improve a drug release profile. The drying station includes a heat nozzle configured for applying a uniform drying gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Charles R. Bobson, Kurt Scheinpflug, Yung-Ming Chen, Jeff H. Smith
  • Patent number: 8881424
    Abstract: A drying installation (1) and method for drying of products (3). More in particular, the invention relates to a drying installation (1) and a method for drying sludge or mud, as e.g. the drying of wastewater and industrial sludge possibly contaminated with toxic or corrosive components. The dryer installation (1) comprises infrared emitters (5) which are protected and/or insulated from the evaporation products (7) exiting the drying product (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Solaronics S.A.
    Inventors: Patrick Lenoir, Jerome Bellou
  • Publication number: 20140325869
    Abstract: A system for drying moist, particulate material includes a steam dryer having a container containing superheated steam. Upper and lower heat exchangers, with a channel extending through them, are located in the container. An impeller generates a flow of steam upward in the container outside the heat exchangers and downward through the channel. Guide plates around the heat exchangers guide the moist, particulate material from an inlet in the lower part of the container around the heat exchangers, subjecting the material to the flow of the steam, thereby drying the material. A steam conduit supplies a primary steam flow to the lower heat exchanger, which condenses the primary steam flow into a flow of hot water that is directed to a flow generator that generates a fluid flow from the hot water flow. A fluid conduit leads the fluid flow to the upper heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: ASJ-IPR ApS
    Inventor: Arne Sloth Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140325867
    Abstract: This invention provides a system for removing surface moisture from granulated coal or other materials in particulate form, the system comprising a dryer, wherein the dryer has: an in-feed (1) for material particles; an in-feed (3) for entrainment gas (suitably air) to provide dilute phase gas entrainment of the particles; and turbulence—inducing means (5) configured to subject the flow of gas—entrained particles to turbulence to strip water from the surface of the entrained particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: COOMTECH LTD
    Inventor: Patrick Foss-Smith
  • Publication number: 20140325864
    Abstract: A novel collapsible aeration system is retrofitted into a grain bin with a discharge opening in the bottom. This grain bin may have a sloped or conical hopper or a flat bottom. The aeration system is formed from a set of connected (e.g. hinged) duct sections that define a round or multi-sided duct having a minimum of three sides or faces. The sides may be flat, curved or corrugated. The collapsible aeration system is folded (collapsed), inserted into the bin via a hole, and then unfolded inside the bin. An air duct is connected to the aeration system to enable the aeration system to dry the grain in the grain bin. This technology enables existing grain bins to be retrofitted with a dryer in an easy and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: AG GROWTH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Imre Varro
  • Publication number: 20140325862
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to testing dryers of crops and, more specifically, to a pilot dryer for ear corn, sunflowers and other field crops that is scalable to adjust to a wide range of desired throughputs and flexible to accommodate drying of a wide range of crops. The apparatus is for drying plant material comprising: an air preconditioning system for producing a processed air supply, a drying bin having first and second end and a bin chamber to operably receive the plant material, said bin forming a part of an airflow pathway; data sensors proximate the bin; air controls; and an airflow pathway operative to transport processed air supply through the plant material within the drying bin in either an up airflow or down airflow direction through the bin, wherein drying the plant material with said processed airflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS AG
    Inventors: Terrance O'Shea, Mark Melander