Material Treated By Electromagnetic Energy Patents (Class 34/245)
  • Publication number: 20150143711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for separating, at least partially drying and inspecting electronic components, comprising: separating means, a carrier for the electronic components, a heating source for generating radiant heat, displacing means for displacing the carrier for the electronic components relative to the heating source, and visual inspection means. The heating source is configured to generate radiant heat in order to selectively heat and evaporate moisture present on the separated electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jurgen Hendrikus Gerhardus Huisstede
  • Publication number: 20150068057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for drying paint or lacquer on a product, which arrangement is intended to be disposed in a suitable installation space with a support surface for processing the product. The arrangement comprises a drying arch with drying elements extending over the installation space. The drying arch is divided into two arch segments, wherein the two arch segments are mounted at a respective one of two sides opposing each other of the installation space, on a respective actuating unit. The actuating units are arranged at the support surface and comprise, on the one hand, means for moving the actuating unit with its arch segment along its side of the installation space, and, on the other hand, means for tilting the arch segment mounted to the actuating unit at the respective side of the installation space, as well as means for displacing the arch segment mounted to the respective actuating unit outward and inward relative to the installation space and the opposite side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: PIVAB AB
    Inventor: Ronny Pihlblad
  • Publication number: 20150047217
    Abstract: A method for drying a coating applied to a substrate, wherein the coating comprises at least one volatile organic solvent (VOS), is provided. The method comprises a step of irradiating the coating by an electromagnetic radiation at a power P and within a defined spectrum, wherein the defined spectrum corresponds to an absorption peak of the volatile organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Goldstein
  • Publication number: 20140345151
    Abstract: A method for providing uniform flood exposure of LED light onto large area substrates is disclosed herein. The substrates can be up to several square meters in surface area. A method for providing uniform cooling of the LEDs within the apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: AARON D. MARTINEZ
  • Publication number: 20140287599
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate processing apparatus, a process container and a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device capable of improving the quality of a thin film by stabilizing conditions of heating a substrate when the thin film is formed on the substrate heated using a heating unit installed outside the process container. The substrate processing apparatus includes a process container in which processing to a substrate is performed; a heating unit disposed outside the process container and configured to emit a radiant heat so as to heat the substrate in the process container; and a source gas supply system configured to supply a source gas into the process container, wherein the process container includes a heat absorbing layer disposed on at least a portion of an outer wall of the process container and configured to absorb the radiant heat and cause a saturation of absorption of the radiant heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Tsukasa KAMAKURA, Yoshiro HIROSE
  • Publication number: 20140157619
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for conductively heated vacuum-based drying of portable electronic devices. For example, a portable electronic device that has been exposed to excessive liquid is placed inside a drying chamber. The drying chamber is closed and a drying routine commences. During the drying routine, the chamber is pressurized to a vacuum level sufficient to gasify liquids inside the device, and the device is conductively heated at least to replace latent heat of vaporization lost during the pressurization. Some embodiments include techniques relating to payment processing, monitoring and feedback control, decontamination, and/or other functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Adam Roy Cookson, Eric Andrew Jones
  • Publication number: 20140102470
    Abstract: A red light emitting device for use with a hair product and a blow dryer. The device with composition is suitable for permanently reshaping human hair by non-chemical means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jack Lombardi, Vasile Ionita-Manzatu
  • Patent number: 8673156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for removing liquid from a suspension. More particularly, the present invention relates to a filtration apparatus using vacuum pressure, compressed air and radiant heat to facilitate extraction of water from a suspension and an air flow within the vacuum chamber to remove the evaporate as a cost-efficient and resource-efficient means of filtering and drying solids in large volumes of suspension to remove interstitial and chemically bound liquids, resulting in up to 100% total solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Gryphon Environmental, LLC
    Inventors: William Tid Smith Griffin, Joshua Michael-James DeArmond
  • Publication number: 20140059878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for heating an organic coating applied to a number of substrates, especially a mirror, laser radiation being applied to the organic coating while the substrates run past without stopping. This process especially allows paints or inks to be dried or baked with little heat transfer to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Mattieu Bilaine, Vincent Rachet
  • Publication number: 20130326900
    Abstract: A method for drying at least one sample of material includes: placing the at least one sample of material into an interior of a sealable chamber; sealing the chamber; applying a vacuum to the interior of the chamber; heating the at least one sample using electromagnetic energy while applying the vacuum to the interior of the chamber; electronically monitoring at least one condition in the interior of the chamber; and determining that the at least one sample is dry based on the at least one monitored condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence H. James, Peter D. Muse, Ali Regimand, Dirk Steckmann, Bilal Bajwa
  • Publication number: 20130255100
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Creative Nail Design, Inc.
    Inventors: David Valia, Daniel Moore, Thong Vu, Diane Marie Larsen, Guido Charosky, Ignacio Roccheti
  • Publication number: 20130160318
    Abstract: A curing apparatus for thermally processing thin films on low-temperature substrates at high speeds is disclosed. The curing apparatus includes a strobe head, a strobe control module and a conveyor control module. The strobe control module controls the power, duration and repetition rate of a set of pulses generated by a flash lamp on the strobe head. The conveyor control module along with the strobe control module provide real-time synchronization between the repetition rate of the set of pulses and the speed at which the substrate is being moved under the strobe head, according to the speed information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NCC NANO, LLC
    Inventor: NCC Nano, LLC
  • Patent number: 8404191
    Abstract: Biowaste sterilizers are described. In one implementation an exemplary system has waste transport vessels that can be intermittently heated and pressurized, for example, with steam, and are interconnected to provide multiple sterilization pathways for waste as the waste is transported. Selected sterilization pathways may depend on attributes of the waste. Sterilization factors, such as mechanical shredding, application of steam, application of pressure, maintenance of temperature, separation of liquid, etc., are integrated into the waste transport features of the system, which can be made compact to save space while processing relatively large bulk amounts of materials, such as medical wastes. The system maintains safe isolation of bio-hazardous components in the waste from the external environment. A system controller provides parameters management, smart sterilization cycle control, quality assurance, safety management, diagnostics, and reporting over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Globe-Tek LLC
    Inventor: Donald L Sampson
  • Patent number: 8282892
    Abstract: Bio-waste sterilizers are described. In one implementation an exemplary system has waste transport vessels that can be intermittently heated and pressurized, for example, with steam, and are interconnected to provide multiple sterilization pathways for waste as the waste is transported. Selected sterilization pathways may depend on attributes of the waste. Sterilization factors, such as mechanical shredding, application of steam, application of pressure, maintenance of temperature, separation of liquid, etc., are integrated into the waste transport features of the system, which can be made compact to save space while processing relatively large bulk amounts of materials, such as medical wastes. The system maintains safe isolation of bio-hazardous components in the waste from the external environment. A system controller provides parameters management, smart sterilization cycle control, quality assurance, safety management, diagnostics, and reporting over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Globe-Tek LLC
    Inventor: Donald L. Sampson
  • Patent number: 8191281
    Abstract: A method of drying a honeycomb formed article, in which the honeycomb formed article can be dried in a short time while prohibiting occurrence of defects such as deformation, breakage and the like. There is provided a drying method of an unfired honeycomb formed article including raw material composition containing ceramics raw material, water, and binder, and having a plurality of cells, the cells being separated by partition walls to be passage of fluid, and electromagnetic wave drying is performed to dry the honeycomb formed article after the honeycomb formed article is preheated by steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Horiba, Hiromi Shimada, Yohei Takemori, Shinzou Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20110289791
    Abstract: A material supply apparatus for supplying printing materials to a printing system is provided. The apparatus includes a container to store printing material and a source of electromagnetic radiation to cure remnant printing material within the container. The printing system may be a three-dimensional printing system for producing three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Guy MENCHIK, Eliahu M. Kritchman
  • Publication number: 20110277337
    Abstract: A method of drying fresh plant material wherein the fresh plant material containing a desired heat labile compound is exposed to microwave energy at an intensity and for a time sufficient to remove a majority of the water from the plant material without degrading a majority of the heat labile compound. The method is particularly suited to in-field drying of freshly harvested plant material to reduce the weight and volume of the plant material for savings transportation costs to an extraction facility while preserving at high levels the amount and activity of the desired heat labile compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: KEMIN INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Susan Ruden, Brindha Narasimhamoorthy, John A. Greaves, Sarah Wildgen
  • Publication number: 20110131828
    Abstract: A method for hardening a coating of an object, more particularly a car body. A conveyor system moves the object to the proximity of a radiator and moves it away from said radiator with at least one transport cart that can be translationally moved on at least one running surface. A support frame for the object is fixed to the transport cart in order to rotate or pivot the object about a rotational or pivoting axis extending crosswise relative to the translational movement and independently thereof so that all areas of the surface can be exposed to approximately the same amount of radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Werner Swoboda
  • Patent number: 7804074
    Abstract: A lightray treatment device (1) for hardening fingernail modeling compounds has a lightray treatment chamber (3) enclosed in a housing (2) and can be comfortably reached by both the left and right hands of a user of the device (1). The housing (2) has two oppositely located wall openings (6, 7) and a hand support surface (8, 9) with a thumb support (12, 13) assigned to each wall opening (6, 7) in the lightray treatment chamber (3). At least two light sources (10, 11) are arranged in the lightray treatment chamber (3), of which the first light source (10) is used for treating the thumb with light and is arranged in front of the thumb supports (12, 13) of the hand support surfaces (8, 9), and the second light source (11) is arranged in the ceiling of the lightray treatment chamber (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: European Nail Factory GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Bernecker
  • Publication number: 20100146806
    Abstract: A system for continuous (re-)drying of wood pieces. A conveyor arrangement receives and carries the wood pieces in file following a course. A moisture content of each wood piece travelling on the conveyor arrangement is measured during the course. The wood pieces whose measured moisture content are above a target content are diverted towards a drying equipment, in particular by high-frequency, whereas the other wood pieces continue their course on the conveyor arrangement. The drying equipment removes a moisture portion from the diverted wood pieces. The moisture contents of the processed wood pieces are again measured. The pieces whose moisture content dropped below the target content are routed towards the conveyor arrangement whereas the other pieces are routed in the drying equipment for a re-drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: James Kendall, Sylvain Chenard, Vincent Lavoie
  • Patent number: 7685738
    Abstract: A printing plate curing system includes a color sensor that measures at least one color value of a printing plate. The color value is used to control a parameter of a curing system, such as energy output or conveyor speed. Multiple color sensors may be used to measure color values of a printing plate before and after imaging, developing and curing. Each sensor may measure multiple color values. The measure values may be used to control an imager as well as a curing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Printing Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip E. Jones
  • Patent number: 7603793
    Abstract: An end-face heating apparatus of the present invention comprises: a heating tool that is placed almost in parallel with an end face of a honeycomb aggregated body in which a plurality of pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies are integrated with one another by interposing a sealing material paste layer formed on the side face of the honeycomb fired body; a heating tool translation device for translating said heating tool toward said honeycomb aggregated body; and a holding jig that holds said honeycomb aggregated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Ibeden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Hoshino, Koji Takahashi, Tomonori Ban
  • Publication number: 20070199205
    Abstract: An end-face heating apparatus of the present invention comprises: a heating tool that is placed almost in parallel with an end face of a honeycomb aggregated body in which a plurality of pillar-shaped honeycomb fired bodies are integrated with one another by interposing a sealing material paste layer formed on the side face of the honeycomb fired body; a heating tool translation device for translating said heating tool toward said honeycomb aggregated body; and a holding jig that holds said honeycomb aggregated body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Takafumi Hoshino, Koji Takahashi, Tomonori Ban
  • Patent number: 7148498
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic energy spot curing system which utilizes an external signal from a processor to control the operation of the curing unit. The processor is external to the curing unit and specifically controls the exposure and dwell periods of the radiation energy from the curing unit on a work site or target which contains material to be light cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 7055263
    Abstract: A method for dry etching and chamber cleaning high dielectric constant materials is disclosed herein. In one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a process for cleaning a substance comprising a dielectric constant greater than the dielectric constant of silicon dioxide from at least a portion of a surface of a reactor comprising: introducing a first gas mixture comprising a boron-containing reactive agent into the reactor wherein the first gas mixture reacts with the substance contained therein to provide a volatile product and a boron-containing by-product; introducing a second gas mixture comprising a fluorine-containing reactive agent into the reactor wherein the second gas mixture reacts with the boron-containing by-product contained therein to form the volatile product; and removing the volatile product from the reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Dingjun Wu, Bing Ji, Stephen Andrew Motika, Eugene Joseph Karwacki, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6874249
    Abstract: An electromagnetic energy spot curing system is provided which utilizes a template which moves relative to a source of radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum, such as an ultraviolet (UV) lamp. A channel is formed through the template of varying widths so that during the course of relative movement, different intensities of radiation emanating from the source is continuously passed through the channel and applied to a desired location, typically a curable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Holmes
  • Publication number: 20040055175
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for providing electromagnetic drying of printed media. A resonant cavity allows support of standing waves along many radial axes throughout the resonant cavity. The electromagnetic drying unit allows forced air to be introduced into the resonant cavity, thereby reducing moisture within the resonant cavity and extending the life of the resonant cavity. Input and output openings may be arranged longitudinally along the resonant cavity and may be designed to substantially reduce the amount of electromagnetic radiation emanating from them during operation. A honeycomb feature at the end of the resonant cavity may allow egress of the forced air, while substantially reducing the amount of electromagnetic radiation emanating from the end of the resonant cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ruthie D. Lyle, Jennifer Q. Trelewicz, Carl Robert Bildstein
  • Publication number: 20040035020
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for drying material, in which system the material to be dried is located in a drying space isolated from its surroundings, in which space drying is done by means of negative pressure and a high-frequency electromagnetic field generated by electrodes (1). The drying space used in the invention is a drying batch-specific film package (2) that is substantially separate from the rest of the equipment and that can be brought to an electromagnetic field generated by external electrodes (1). The film package (2) serving as the drying space comprises nozzles (5), and for the period of drying, the package can be connected by means of tubes from the nozzles to equipment (6) for removing moisture released from the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Kalle Hanhi
  • Patent number: 6675495
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for drying wood, characterized in that it comprises a pressurizing step to place a sealed chamber (1) under a predetermined pressure by injecting or generating saturating steam and maintaining this pressure for a predetermined time interval, while ensuring a forced circulation of air and saturating steam within the chamber, a heating step to heat the wood core and central zone of the wood pieces by emitting microwaves at frequencies ranging between 400 and 2450 MHz, an evacuation step to carry away the liquid exudates from the wood when run down to the bottom of the chamber (1) where they are collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Valeurs Bois Industrie
    Inventors: Bernard Dedieu, Abdelaâziz Bouirdéne
  • Patent number: 6675494
    Abstract: A process for drying a web provides for guiding a web having a moisture content and subjecting the web to laser radiation to remove at least some portion of the moisture content. A system for drying a web includes at least one laser, a moisture measurement device, and a control device, wherein the control device receives input from the measurement device and influences the at least one laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Oechsle, Frank Wegehaupt
  • Patent number: 6655040
    Abstract: A combination ultraviolet curing and infrared dryer system which allows both an ultraviolet curing unit to be used at the same time an infrared dryer is used. The infrared dryer and ultraviolet curing unit are placed in an enclosure having a cooling system which cools both the ultraviolet curing unit and the infrared dryer. The cooling system may comprise an air supply system, or may comprise an air supply system and a water cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: The Diagnostics Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodger E. Whipple
  • Patent number: 6647640
    Abstract: A drying station for drying printed sheets transported by a transport belt includes an irradiation device for irradiating the printed sheets, a deflection section located in vicinity of the irradiation device for guiding the transport belt away from the irradiation device, and a shielding device disposed between the transport belt and the irradiation device for shielding the transport belt against radiation from the irradiation device while the sheets are exposed to the radiation. A printing machine including the drying station and a method for drying printed sheets are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Martin Greive
  • Patent number: 6625900
    Abstract: A hearing aid drying device for receiving and heat-drying one or more hearing aids. The device includes an electrical outlet-supported and electrically actuated wall light having a base with electrical contacts for operative engagement into an electrical outlet and an electric light bulb operatively supported in the base. A support member is connected to the base and a container is connected to the support member in a position directly above and in close proximity to the light bulb. The container preferably includes a closeable lid and defines an interior volume adapted to receive at least one hearing aid placed therein whereby moisture in the hearing aid accumulated. during use thereof is heated sufficiently by the light bulb to cause the moisture to evaporate. Apertures formed through the lid and bottom of the container facilitate circulation of heated air through the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Stewart W. Tobias
  • Publication number: 20030154620
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for providing electromagnetic drying of printed media. A resonant cavity allows support of standing waves along many radial axes throughout the resonant cavity. The electromagnetic drying unit allows forced air to be introduced into the resonant cavity, thereby reducing moisture within the resonant cavity and extending the life of the resonant cavity. Input and output openings may be arranged longitudinally along the resonant cavity and may be designed to substantially reduce the amount of electromagnetic radiation emanating from them during operation. A honeycomb feature at the end of the resonant cavity may allow egress of the forced air, while substantially reducing the amount of electromagnetic radiation emanating from the end of the resonant cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ruthie D. Lyle, Jennifer Q. Trelewicz, Carl Robert Bildstein
  • Publication number: 20030150127
    Abstract: Methods and systems for extending the shelf life of produce are disclosed which provide an accelerated drying process for washed produce in order to further clean and fully crystallize a layer of solute-laden slurry that has been applied on the external surface of an item of produce (20). The drying process typical comprises three basic steps. The first step (10) is to mechanically remove excess moisture from the solute-laden slurry to form a moisture-reduced slurry layer (22) on the external surface of the item of produce (20). The second step (12) is to employ heat and/or light energy to accelerate the in-situ moisture removal process to create a protective stratum (24) on the external surface of the item of produce (20). The third step (14) is to further remove remaining moisture to permit the formation of crystalline structures (26) on the external surface of the item of produce (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventor: Charles R. Meldrum
  • Patent number: 6581299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for extracting the natural juice of ligneous plant material, a device for carrying out said method and the use of said method in the production of dried ligneous plant material. The method for extracting the natural juice of ligneous plant material comprises the following: a pressurization step in which a sealed enclosure containing the plant material is pressurized, whereby the pressure thereof is greater than that of the atmosphere; a stage in which saturating water vapor is created or injected; a stage in which the plant material is heated to the core by means of electromagnetic waves; a step in which the liquid exudates from said plant material are gravitationally recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Valeurs Bois Industrie
    Inventors: Bernard Dedieu, Abdelaaziz Bouirdène
  • Publication number: 20030084588
    Abstract: Methods and/or systems for reducing the drying time of lipophilic fluid-containing fabric articles are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Amaat Raymond Gerald France, Anna Vadimovna Radomyselski
  • Publication number: 20030061726
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for drying wet or moist coatings on substrates for lamps, in which at least 25%, advantageously more than 50%, of the electromagnetic energy from a thermal radiator which is supplied for drying the coatings lies in the wavelength range between 0.7 and 1.5 &mgr;m. Tubular radiators (5) are used as thermal radiators for generating the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: PATENT-TREUHAND-GESELLSCHAFT FUR ELEKTRISCHE GLUHLAMPEN MBH
    Inventors: Armin Konrad, Martin Zachau
  • Publication number: 20030037458
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for drying wood, characterized in that it comprises a pressurizing step to place a sealed chamber (1) under a predetermined pressure by injecting or generating saturating steam and maintaining this pressure for a predetermined time interval, while ensuring a forced circulation of air and saturating steam within the chamber, a heating step to heat the wood core and central zone of the wood pieces by emitting microwaves at frequencies ranging between 400 and 2450 MHz, an evacuation step to carry away the liquid exudates from the wood when run down to the bottom of the chamber (1) where they are collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: VALEURS BOIS INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Bernard Dedieu, Abdelaaziz Bouirdene
  • Publication number: 20020152632
    Abstract: A drier 8 is disposed within a sterile chamber 14. If a vessel 10 stays within the drier for a prolonged length of time, it will be deformed under heat, and accordingly, it is taken out by a reject wheel 28 and dropped onto a discharge chute 30 which is disposed below it. A downstream portion of the discharge chute is surrounded by a second sterile chamber 36 which is separate from the first mentioned sterile chamber, and a glove 38 mounted on the wall of the chamber 36 allows an access to the discharge chute while maintaining the chute in a sterile condition. A door 40 which can be opened and closed is mounted on the wall 36a of the second chamber, and the rejected vessel is discharged through the door which is then opened. Chambers 14 and 36 are disposed within a processing chamber 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Kazuo Miyazaki, Norimi Kawanami, Takao Katayama, Masahito Yamamoto, Tatsuhiro Nakada
  • Patent number: 6446355
    Abstract: Liquid is removed from disks by apparatus and methods for drying a disk that has been wet in a liquid bath. The disk and the bath are separated at a controlled rate to form a monolayer of liquid on the disk as the disk is positioned in a gas-filled volume. The separation may be by moving the disk out of the liquid bath, and the controlled rate is generally not less than the maximum rate at which a meniscus will form between the liquid bath and the surface of the disk when the liquid bath and the disk are separated. The gas-filled volume is defined by a hot chamber that continuously transfers thermal energy to the disk in the gas-filled volume. Hot gas directed into the volume and across the disk and out of the volume continuously transfers thermal energy to the disk. The directing of the gas out of the volume is independent of the separation of the bath and the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Oliver David Jones, Kenneth C. McMahon, Jonathan Borkowski, Scott Petersen, Donald Stephens, Yassin Mehmandoust, James M. Olivas
  • Publication number: 20020112739
    Abstract: For the treatment of surfaces of substrates of organic or inorganic materials, reactive fragments—especially radicals or ions—are produced by ultraviolet radiation; the ultraviolet radiation is performed by at least one ultraviolet radiator disposed at a given distance, with a gas-filled, elongated discharge chamber whose walls are formed by a dielectric, which is provided on the side facing away from the discharge chamber with at least one electrode; during the irradiation a translational and/or rotatory relative movement is performed between the substrate and the ultraviolet radiator at a comparatively slight distance between radiator and substrate surface, in order to achieve, in a simple manner, an intense and uniform illumination of the surface being irradiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Inventors: Angelika Roth-Folsch, Erich Arnold
  • Publication number: 20020112364
    Abstract: A method of drying honeycomb structural bodies in which a dielectric drying is performed by moving the honeycomb structural bodies in a dielectric drying apparatus under a condition such that vapor is flowed in the dielectric drying apparatus, includes the steps of: covering a surrounding area of the honeycomb structural body by a sheet with a constant space; and performing the dielectric drying under such a condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Yano, Kenichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20020002982
    Abstract: A method of removing organic impurities from a surface of a substrate that is used for feeding or processing web material, wherein a jet of an atmospheric plasma is directed onto the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Peter Fornsel, Christian Buske
  • Patent number: 6108932
    Abstract: A method for thermocapillary drying of substrates includes the step of elevating a submerged substrate away from a rinsing liquid. Such movement of the substrate forms a meniscus on opposite sides of the substrate. The curved raised portion of the meniscus at each side of the substrate is gently heated in such a way as to induce thermocapillary flows, which cause the rinsing fluid to flow away from the substrate so that the withdrawing substrate may be pulled out dry and clean. Heating may be accomplished by directing a warm gas onto the meniscus or by heating the meniscus with rays from a radiation/light source. Apparatus is also provided for performing the various method steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Steag MicroTech GmbH
    Inventor: An-Ti Chai, deceased
  • Patent number: 5829163
    Abstract: A frit-drying system for cathode ray tubes is to utilize VHF and it is to evaporate organic matters which are contained in the frit spread on the funnel by a VHF dielectric heating method that matters with dipole components are heated from the inner part of the frit by dielectric loss of VHF when the VHF is injected on the matters with dipole components. A frit-drying system for cathode ray tubes utilizing VHF includes a funnel transferring device, and a main furnace body which defines the VHF room for drying frit therein, a VHF oscillating device, and VHF induction path which inducts VHF generated from the VHF oscillating device into the main furnace body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Samsung Display Devices Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-lyul Park, Dae-cheol Shin, Yong-jin Cho
  • Patent number: 5367786
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining a process parameter of a material in a processing system having two containers. The material being monitored is disposed in one container and a single thermal energy control device is applied to both containers. The heat flux of each container is determined while the single thermal control device is applied to both containers. The process parameter is determined in accordance with the determined heat flux. The thermal energy control device may be a single heating surface for warming the two containers, or a cooling device such as a refrigerator. The process parameter may be the drying rate of the material and the drying rate can be determined during the processing of the material. The drying rate and the percent of drying can be displayed and the thermal energy level of the containers can be controlled according to the determined drying rate. A calibration procedure for calibrating the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: Thomas A. Jennings
  • Patent number: 5325600
    Abstract: The present invention features a UV tube detector for sensing a resonant arcing condition in a microwave environment. Where clothing or fabric is being dried in a magnetron-powered, microwave chamber, the UV tube detector is placed in proximity to the fabric. The UV tube detector senses a possible resonant arcing condition related to small metal objects hidden in the material. Upon the sensing of arcing, tile UV tube provides a signal for shutting down the magnetron power. In conjunction with UV detection, the moisture condition can be monitored during the drying cycle. At a point in the microwave heating cycle consistent with an "end of microwave heating cycle" or "near dryness", the power output of the magnetrons is reduced or terminated. The moist fabric can then be dried via reduced microwave heating and/or by normal heating methods, including, but not limited to, electrical radiant heating and convection techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Micro Dry, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip J. Gentile