Apparatus Patents (Class 34/523)
  • Publication number: 20150128441
    Abstract: The present invention provides an atmosphere replacement apparatus capable of replacing the atmosphere on the surface of a wafer with a small amount of gas. The apparatus is configured to have a cover capable of facing and covering the wafer to be transported, and a gas supply means that supplies gas having properties different from a surrounding atmosphere from the cover, and replaces the atmosphere on the surface of the wafer by the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Segawa, Yasushi Taniyama, Shin Kawahisa, Mitsuo Natsume
  • Patent number: 9027259
    Abstract: Hydrating an object bearing a latent fingerprint and then selectively drying the object leaving the fingerprint hydrated. The hydrated fingerprint is then coated with cyanoacrylate ester, preferably in a heat accelerated cyanoacrylate ester vacuum chamber. Hydrating is preferably accomplished by chilling the object below a dew point and then exposing the object to humidified air to condense a thin uniform layer of water over the object and latent fingerprint. Drying is preferably done with a vacuum. After drying reaches the preferred state, the CE is heated and coats the condensation-hydrated latent fingerprint. Preferably, the method is implemented in an automated system using one computer-controlled chamber for chilling, condensing, vacuum drying, and CE coating the latent fingerprint. The operator simply puts the object in the chamber, initiates the process by computer, and is prompted by the computer to remove the recovered latent print. Prints unrecoverable by prior art means are recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: William Bryon Stones
  • Patent number: 8986623
    Abstract: The invention relates mainly to an apparatus comprising a chamber for physically and/or chemically treating one or more samples or products, said apparatus comprising a door for introducing samples inside the apparatus chamber or bringing samples outside the apparatus, said apparatus comprising a membrane or film defining a chamber wall inside said apparatus when the door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pall Life Sciences Belgium BVBA
    Inventor: Jean-Pascal Zambaux
  • Publication number: 20150052776
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drying apparatus for use in a lithography system for drying at least part of a surface on a first side of a planar target, such as a wafer. The apparatus has a drying device for eliminating liquid or droplets thereof from the first side of the planar target. The drying device has a first slit and a second slit arranged in close proximity of the target. A gap is present between the target and the drying device. Pressurized gas may be supplied via the first slit into the gap. The liquid may be discharged from the target by means of the pressurized gas through the second slit. The first and the second slit are configured to enable the pressurized gas to flow along the first side of the planar target substantially parallel to the planar target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Hendrik Jan de Jong
  • Publication number: 20140368589
    Abstract: Curing apparatus, image forming apparatus and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example curing apparatus includes a curing unit to heat an area adjacent a substrate travel path, the curing unit having a width less than a width of the substrate travel path, and a controller to reciprocate the curing unit within the substrate width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: HEWLETT=PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LP
    Inventors: Foo Javier Perez Gellida, Luis Fernando Martinez Nieto, Francisco Javier Rodriguez Escanuela
  • Publication number: 20140361109
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for preventing or reducing raised edges in wound films are disclosed herein. This improvement can be accomplished by employing a roll spacer that is narrower than the film and/or by entrapping a gas between the layers in the wound film. One or more embodiments of the present invention concern a multilayered wound film roll.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Shiwei Liu, Mohtashim Saif, Hsifu Fan, Hua Ching Mark Lin, Stefaan Florquin, Ke Qin Thomas Yang
  • Publication number: 20140228493
    Abstract: A functionalized silica product includes particles of a hydrophobated silica having a thin coating of an emulsion polymer. A ratio of the hydrophobated silica to the emulsion polymer is from about 4/1 to about 50/1. The functionalized silica product is in the form of a friable crumb or a powder that may be mixed into a elastomer formulation for a rubber article, such as a tire component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Peter John Wallen
  • Publication number: 20140208608
    Abstract: A dryer with an air outlet disposed above the motor assembly and having a backplate that mounts to a supporting structure. The backplate includes an integral air channel between the blower assembly and the air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Michael E. Robert
  • Publication number: 20140208607
    Abstract: Apparatus for directing air to media. The apparatus including an impinging plate having an array of orifices. The orifices are arranged in a plurality of rows oblique to the direction of motion of the media, and are also arranged to provide air to the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, Fco Javier Pérez Gellida, Emillio Angulo Navarro, Antonio Monclus Velasco
  • Publication number: 20140115919
    Abstract: A dryer ball is provided for use in a clothes dryer to reduce clothes drying time. The dryer ball has a substantially spherical wool body and a substantially uniform distribution of wool fibers therethrough. The body has a volume in the range of about 600 cm3 to 930 cm3. A method of manufacturing the dryer ball includes providing a piece of wool material weighing in the range of 54 g to 60 g, folding the piece of wool material into a substantially spherical wool ball having a circumference in the range of 43 cm to 53 cm, sealing the wool ball in a porous bag, washing the wool ball in the bag, removing the wool ball from the bag, and allowing the wool ball to air dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TALU SPECIALTY IMPORTS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jennifer Anne LeBrun, Koichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8641982
    Abstract: A vaporizer for the sterilization of containers, includes a housing, a first opening arranged in the housing for supplying a gaseous medium to the housing, an injection device for injecting into the housing a substance which contains hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). A heating device is arranged inside the housing for vaporizing the hydrogen peroxide, and a second opening is arranged in the housing for discharging a mixture of the gaseous medium and the vaporized hydrogen peroxide from the housing. The injection device extends in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to a plane of the heating device and the first opening is adjoined by a pipe section which extends at least partially in a longitudinal direction (L) of the injection device, wherein the injection device runs at least partially inside the pipe section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Berthold Burgmeier, Patrick Engelhard, Josef Knott
  • Publication number: 20130302612
    Abstract: Systems and methods and resulting compositions of matter including silicon solids from a mixture of silicon and water. The mixture is collected at a collection stage from at least one wafer abrasion process performed on a silicon surface having an impurity concentration 0.1 ppb and extracting one portion of the water from the mixture using at least one dryer stage to form a dry cake. The dry cake includes at least 99.99% silicon by weight excluding water and non-silicon species, where a concentration of water in the dry cake is between 0.05% and 1% by weight, and where a concentration of non-silicon species in the dry cake is between 0.05% and 1% by weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Louis HAYDEN, Jeffrey Allen HANSON, Keith MELCHER, Robert Mark REYNOLDS, Patricia Ann CONSTANDINE
  • Publication number: 20130298420
    Abstract: A method for drying a component provided with a paint application via supplied warm air, including supplying the warm air at a predefined horizontal distance from the component in the base or fastening or standing region of the component. The warm air is supplied with a low momentum, and is guided via thermal flow effects substantially vertically along the component thereby achieving and sustaining a surface related homogenous surface temperature of the component, which in particular is higher than the ambient or room air temperature in the paint shop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ruediger Detzer, Thomas Winkler
  • Publication number: 20130283634
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for a Marangoni vapor knife assembly. The assembly includes a base having a channel extending longitudinally through the base and a plurality of passages extending laterally from the channel toward an outer face of the base; a top plate adapted to be removeably coupled to the base with an outer face flush with the outer face of the base; and a shim adapted to be disposed between the base and the top plate and further adapted to form a plurality of spray orifices in the assembly. Numerous additional features are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Edwin Velazquez, Allen L. D'Ambra, Jim K. Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20130283629
    Abstract: A dryer comprising a housing in which there is a hollow space which is accessible from outside through a housing port and which serves to accommodate extremities, more particularly hands, to be dried by means of a current of air, and in which a device for generating the current of air is present. The dryer also includes a means for reducing germs in the current of air, such as a plasma or ion source, or a radiation source such as UV emitter or dielectric barrier discharge lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Ushio Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Nils BUEKER
  • Publication number: 20130276328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall-mountable hand dryer of the type which uses an air-knife to wipe the water from a user's hand. In accordance with the invention, the hand dryer is configured to have a maximum depth, front-to-back, of less than 150 mm when it is surface-mounted on—rather than recessed within—the wall. The dryer has a projecting part which projects outwardly either from the wall or from a rear part of the dryer, and the air-knife is directed downwardly onto the user's hand as it is passed lengthwise underneath the projecting part of the dryer. The air knife is discharged through one or more discharge apertures, and these discharge apertures are positioned towards the front of the projecting part so that they are spaced at least 75 mm from the wall or, as the case may be, the rear part of the dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
  • Publication number: 20130269208
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wall-mountable hand dryer of the type which uses an air-knife to wipe the water from a user's hand. In accordance with the invention, the hand dryer is configured to have a maximum depth, front-to-back, of less than 150 mm when it is surface-mounted on—not recessed within—the wall. The air-knife is discharged downwardly through one or more discharge apertures on the dryer. These discharge apertures are configured so that the air-knife is discharged in front of the wall or a rear part of the dryer, and is discharged forwards towards the user at a downward angle. The downward angle of the air-knife is such that the air-knife projects to a distance of at least 75 mm in front of the wall or, as the case may be, in front of the rear part of the dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Peter David GAMMACK, Stephen Benjamin COURTNEY, Leigh Michael RYAN, Stuart James STEELE
  • Publication number: 20130247409
    Abstract: Surface dryers having uniform exit velocity profiles, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. Surface dryers in accordance with certain embodiments include a housing, a gas driver positioned in the housing, an inlet aperture formed in the housing and positioned upstream of the gas driver, and a nozzle carried by the housing and positioned downstream of the gas driver. The nozzle can have an indentation forming a convergent portion positioned to accelerate the flow of air and a divergent portion positioned to decelerate the flow of air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: DRI-EAZ PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard A. Black, Brett Bartholmey, Ryan Kulp, Larry White, William Bruders
  • Publication number: 20130247406
    Abstract: A process to upgrade heavy oil and convert the heavy oil into lower boiling hydrocarbon products is provided. The process employs a catalyst slurry comprising catalyst particles with an average particle size ranging from 1 to 20 microns. In the upgrade process, spent slurry catalyst in heavy oil is generated as an effluent stream, which is subsequently recovered/separated from the heavy oil via membrane filtration. Residual hydrocarbons, i.e., heavy oil and solvent employed in the filtration for the heavy oil extraction are removed from the catalyst particles in a drying zone which employs at least two drying apparatuses to volatize residual hydrocarbons in the catalyst. Valuable metals can be recovered from catalyst particles for subsequent re-use in a catalyst synthesis unit, generating a fresh slurry catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Oluwaseyi Abiodun Odueyungbo
  • Publication number: 20130194367
    Abstract: There is provided a drying device including: an airflow path extending in a direction intersecting with a conveyance path of a recording medium; an external air intake section that introduces external air into the airflow path; and a heating and blowing section provided to the airflow path that heats external air introduced into the airflow path and blows drying air onto a front face of the recording medium being conveyed on the conveyance path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130092034
    Abstract: The present application in particular is directed to a household appliance adapted for treating objects in a primary treatment process. For providing easy disinfection of process media and functional subunits of the household appliance, it is proposed that the household appliance comprises at least one plasma generator adapted to impinge in a secondary treatment process a disinfecting and/or odour reducing plasma at at least one functional subunit of the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Kersten Kaiser
  • Publication number: 20130081301
    Abstract: A method of removing a water-comprising rinse/cleaning material from the surface of a device which includes high aspect ratio features (an aspect ratio of 5 or greater) where sidewalls of the feature are separated by 50 nm or less without causing stiction between the feature sidewall surfaces. The method relies on the use of a low surface tension drying liquid which also exhibits a high evaporation rate. The method also relies on a technique by which the drying liquid is applied. Increasing the evaporation rate of the drying liquid and application of the drying liquid in the form of a vapor helps to eliminate stiction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Roman Gouk, Steven Verhaverbeke, Han-Wen Chen
  • Publication number: 20130055586
    Abstract: Conditioning device (24) and method for drying and/or controlling the temperature of a ballast bed (12) of a railway track system (10), wherein the railway track system (10) has sleepers (14) resting on the ballast bed (12) and rails (16) resting on the sleepers, wherein the conditioning device has a bogie (30) for moving the conditioning device (24). An outlet nozzle (36) for blowing temperature-controlled air into the ballast bed (12) via at least one blowing-in region (26) positioned between two adjacent sleepers (14) is connected to the bogie (30), as is at least one cover plate (42) for essentially air-tight coverage of an upper side, pointing essentially in the direction counter to the direction of gravity, of a side strip (20), provided next to the sleepers (14) in the direction of travel, of the ballast bed (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Brüning, Udo Maier
  • Publication number: 20130042498
    Abstract: A road dryer delivers heated air to a surface through an adjustable-width nozzle assembly having nozzle boxes designed to provide turbulent flow of drying air. The road dryer includes a combustion system having a high-pressure atomized fuel burner supplied with diesel fuel by a variable frequency drive fuel pump and a closed-loop air temperature control to limit the temperature of the drying air. The combustion system includes a combustion chamber having a cylindrical inner shell housing the burner and a cylindrical outer shell defining an annular space around the inner shell for the flow of process air. The inner shell has an axially elongated exhaust port aligned with an axially elongated outlet opening of the outer shell to achieve mixing of high temperature exhaust gas with process air. The nozzle assembly is vertically adjustable relative to a chassis of the road dryer between a stowed position and an operating position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ROAD DRYER, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin S. Muse, Brian M. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20130000140
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for treating a substrate, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method for treating a substrate using a supercritical fluid. The apparatus for treating a substrate includes a process chamber in which an organic solvent remaining on a substrate is dissolved using a fluid provided as a supercritical fluid to dry the substrate and a recycling unit in which the organic solvent is separated from the fluid discharged from the process chamber to recycle the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eunsun Jung, Woo Young Kim, Chan Young Heo, Jeong Seon Park
  • Publication number: 20120312329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool for cleaning and/or drying a cavity in a workpiece, such as a hole, in particular a threaded bore. The workpiece has a workpiece adapter. The workpiece adapter includes a workpiece contact surface and has a connector for feeding cleaning medium and/or drying medium. There is an opening in the connection adapter for discharging cleaning medium and/or drying medium containing dirt particles. A nozzle having a nozzle chamber is formed in the workpiece adapter. The connector opens into the nozzle chamber such that a cyclonic flow of the fed cleaning medium and/or drying medium can form in the nozzle and exits the nozzle. The cyclonic flow transports dirt particles from the cavity in the workpiece to the opening for discharging dirt particles and cleaning medium and/or drying medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Hermann-Josef David, Egon Käske
  • Publication number: 20120308862
    Abstract: A battery includes a positive plate, a negative plate and an insulative separator disposed between the positive plate and the negative plate. Each of the positive plate and the negative plate has a collector and an electrode layer disposed on a surface of the collector. The electrode layer contains an active material. At least one of the positive plate and the negative plate has cracks in a whole area of the electrode layer thereof or at a part of the electrode layer thereof, the part being away from a connector of the one to be coupled to an electrode at least by a predetermined distance. For example, the cracks are formed by drying the electrode layer at a predetermined drying rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Shibata, Kazuo Ikuta, Masaya Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120291306
    Abstract: The apparatus and methods disclosed herein relate to the production of dried co-products from stillage produced by an ethanol production facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: J. JIREH HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: James A. REHKOPF, Jeffrey L. TATE, David A. MIRKO
  • Publication number: 20120292743
    Abstract: In a silicon wafer which has a surface with a plurality of terraces formed stepwise by single-atomic-layer steps, respectively, no slip line is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHMI, Akinobu TERAMOTO, Tomoyuki SUWA
  • Publication number: 20120266482
    Abstract: A centrifugal dryer that has improved throughput capacity resulting from the combination of a high angle agglomerate catcher with optional overflow, increased dewatering capacity, a cylindrical dewatering feed chute, a modified rotor design with positionally and structurally modified lifters in the feed and dewatering section, the drying and propagating section, as well as the pellet discharge section, and an efficient circumferential foraminous membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Gala Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Aaron, Duane A. Boothe, John M. Linkenhoker, Kerry P. Morris, Samuel F. Hannah, Wayne L. Smith, Thomas C. Wenrich
  • Publication number: 20120255585
    Abstract: A portable system for treating, for example, cleaning and/or drying, surfaces, including both indoor and outdoor surfaces, is provided. The system includes a pressurized air outlet assembly, or “air knife” assembly, coupled to a source of pressurized air, for example, a blower, a fan, or a turbine. The air knife assembly concentrates a high volume exhaust flow of air into a high velocity, high temperature, and/or high pressure air stream directed at a target surface. The air stream can be angularly varied to propel water, snow, debris, and other particulate from the target surface, for example, a path or roadway being cleaned or dried. The air knife blade assembly is substantially long enough to allow a single lane of roadway or runway to be dried and cleaned in one pass, but can also be shortened to allow treatment of narrower paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Kowalczyk
  • Publication number: 20120246961
    Abstract: This invention relates to an improved method and apparatus for speeding up the drying process in the clothes dryer, saving the consumer time, energy, and the cost of that energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Lisa A. Atkins
  • Publication number: 20120222327
    Abstract: A drying apparatus for drying sports pads or apparel is provided. The drying apparatus may include a first member and a second member. The first member may be aligned substantially perpendicular to the second member and slid into the second member to form the drying apparatus. The drying apparatus may be inserted into the sports pads or a portion of the apparel to permit air to flow throughout the innards of the sports pads or apparel, thereby facilitating the drying of the sports pads or apparel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen N. Rydinsky
  • Publication number: 20120167410
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to microfluidics, and to spray drying and other drying techniques. In some aspects, an article containing one or more channels or microfluidic channels is used to mix one or more fluids prior to spray drying. The mixing may occur immediately before the fluids are expelled through a nozzle or other opening into a drying region of the spray dryer. In one set of embodiments, for example, a first fluid is exposed to a second fluid, then the fluids are exposed to air or other gases before being expelled through a nozzle. In certain instances, the first fluid may contain a dissolved species that may precipitate upon exposure to the second fluid; such precipitation may occur immediately before expulsion through a nozzle or other opening, thereby resulting in controlled precipitation as part of the spray drying process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicants: BASF SE, President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Adam R. Abate, Julian W.P. Thiele, David A. Weitz, Christian Holtze, Maike Windbergs
  • Patent number: 8197907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a metal strip with a coating containing a solvent and for drying and/or cross-linking said coating. Accordingly, the metal strip is provided with the coating in an inner chamber of a coating device. The coated metal strip is conducted through a drying unit and in an inner chamber of the latter is exposed to a form of energy by at least one radiation source that is cooled by a cooling gas, said form of energy being converted to heat in the coating and/or the metal strip. The cooling gas that is supplied to the radiation source flows through the latter, absorbs the waste heat from said source and is then conducted into the inner chamber of the drying unit, thus saving energy and gas. The invention also relates to an installation that is suitable for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Value & Intellectual Properties Management GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Dibon, Kai Baer
  • Patent number: 8186077
    Abstract: A disclosed heating apparatus for heating a substrate on which a film is coated includes a process chamber having a gas supply opening for supplying a first gas to the process chamber and a gas evacuation opening for evacuating the first gas from the process chamber; a heating plate that is arranged in the process chamber and includes a heating element for heating the substrate; plural protrusions arranged on the heating plate so as to support the substrate; plural suction holes formed in the heating plate so as to attract by suction the substrate toward the heating plate; and a gas inlet adapted to supply a second gas to a gap between the heating plate and the substrate supported by the plural protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kawaji, Yuichi Sakai, Masatoshi Kaneda
  • Publication number: 20120107174
    Abstract: The invention relates mainly to an apparatus comprising a chamber for physically and/or chemically treating one or more samples or products, said apparatus comprising a door for introducing samples inside the apparatus chamber or bringing samples outside the apparatus, said apparatus comprising a membrane or film defining a chamber wall inside said apparatus when the door is closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: DISPOSABLE-LAB
    Inventor: Jean-Pascal Zambaux
  • Publication number: 20120076916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for drying rice, in which, during the drying process, the grains of rice pass through surface states which have various pairs of values of temperature (T) of the surface and moisture (U) of the surface, the surface of the grains of rice remaining in a viscoelastic state during the drying process, and in which, in a diagram comprising temperature (T) of the surface of the grains of rice and moisture (U) of the surface, a) the temperature (Tv) of the surface of the grains of rice lies no more than 40° C. above the temperature (Tg) on the glass transition curve of the rice at the point of the same moisture of the surface and/or b) the moisture (Uv) of the surface of the grains of rice lies no more than 20% above the moisture on the glass transition curve of the rice at the point of the same temperature of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: BUHLER AG
    Inventor: Eliana Zamprogna
  • Publication number: 20120030962
    Abstract: A system and method for solvent recovery in a batch fluidized bed process is provided. The disclosed embodiment of the fluidized bed system includes a fluidized bed vessel adapted to contain a batch of solvent-containing product; an influent or intake circuit adapted to supply an inert fluidizing gas to the fluidized bed vessel; an effluent circuit adapted to remove the solvent containing inert fluidizing gas from the fluidized bed vessel; a first recycle circuit coupling the effluent circuit to a solvent recovery means; a second recycle circuit directly coupling the effluent circuit to the intake circuit and a flow control valve operatively disposed to divide the effluent between the first recycle circuit and the second recycle circuit based on the operating regime of the fluidized bed process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Arup Nandi, Alan Cheng, John Fredric Billingham
  • Publication number: 20120011739
    Abstract: A hand dryer apparatus includes a high-pressure airflow generator that generates a high pressure airflow, a control circuit that controls the high-pressure airflow generator, a power connecting unit that connects a commercial power source to the control circuit, a main body that forms a hull by housing the high-pressure airflow generator, the control circuit, and the power connecting unit, and nozzles that are formed in the main body and blows out the high pressure airflow created by the high-pressure airflow generator; further includes a panel composing a part of the main body and is detachable by a tool, and switching units that are housed in the main body and can switch a setting of the hand dryer apparatus, and enables access to the power connecting unit and the switching unit by removing the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7997005
    Abstract: A blower system to remove precipitation from an antenna may include a blower air plenum extending substantially completely along one side of the antenna. A vent is in communication with the blower air plenum and extends substantially completely along the one side of the antenna to direct an airstream across a surface of the antenna to remove precipitation from the antenna. The vent may include a contour to conform to a contour of the one side of the antenna. The blower system may also include an air compressor to force air into the blower air plenum and out the vent to form the airstream flowing across the surface of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Anthony D. Monk, Michael de La Chapelle
  • Publication number: 20110179695
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods, compositions and systems for drying coal fines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Philip HARSH, Michael Hurley, Andrew K. Jones, Vinod K. Sikka
  • Patent number: 7921813
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. One or more motors may be located in the housing. One or more fans may be coupled to at least one of the motors. The fans may be located in the housing. The fans may draw air in through the air inlet and expel air out through an air outlet located on the housing. An insulated region may retain heat in the housing. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III
  • Publication number: 20100299955
    Abstract: A system for drying a load of wood including: a heat generating device providing heat necessary for drying the load of wood, apparatus for generating a gaseous coolant flow for treating the load of wood by combustion of biomass under O2, the gaseous coolant flow being essentially constituted by CO2, a heat exchange device allowing the transfer of the heat produced by the heat generating device to the gaseous coolant flow for treating the load of wood, a unit for treating/drying the load of wood, including a central volume, known as a technical or treatment volume, dedicated to the drying of the wood, and inlet and outlet hatches for the loads of wood, situated at the upstream and downstream ends of said central volume, and a thermal device for the dehydration and condensation of the steam extracted from the wood during the drying cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Raymond Guyomarc'h
  • Publication number: 20100293807
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided, including one or more drug patches (20) and a surface (22) configured to hold the one or more drug patches. A housing (24) is shaped to define one or more gas inflow openings (30) that are configured to facilitate drying of the patches by directing a flow of a gas toward the patches, a midline of the flow being at an angle of less than 20 degrees from a normal to the surface. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: TRANSPHARMA MEDICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Bar-El, Giora Arbel, Meir Stern
  • Patent number: 7806084
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. The air inlet may have an opening. An air outlet on the housing may have an opening with a cross-sectional area at least about 50% of a cross-sectional area of the opening on the air inlet. One or more fans may be located inside the housing. The fans may intake air through the air inlet and expel air through the air outlet. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III
  • Patent number: 7806083
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. One or more deflectors may deflect air from the air inlet such that the flow of deflected air is at least approximately 90 degrees from the flow of the air from the air inlet. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III
  • Patent number: 7775180
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. One or more motors may be located in the housing. One or more fans may be coupled to at least one of the motors. The fans may be located in the housing. The fans may draw air in through the air inlet and expel air out through an air outlet located on the housing. A valve may be coupled to the air outlet and the air inlet. The valve may recirculate at least some air back into the air inlet. The valve may selectively control the amount of air exiting the blower system and recirculating back into the blower system. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III
  • Patent number: 7753004
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. A filter system may be located inside the housing and coupled to the air inlet. The filter system may include a filter and a muffler. One or more fans may be located inside the housing. The fans may intake air through the air inlet and expel air through an air outlet located on the housing. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III
  • Patent number: 7753005
    Abstract: A blower system for livestock may include a housing. An air inlet may be located on the housing. A cartridge assembly may be mounted in the housing. One or more fans may be mounted to the cartridge assembly. The fans may intake air through the air inlet and expel air through an air outlet located on the housing. One or more motors may be mounted to the cartridge assembly and coupled to the fans. The cartridge assembly may be removed from the housing with the fans and motors mounted to the cartridge assembly. The blower system may be portable. The blower system may allow a user to apply the air from the air outlet to livestock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Boss Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard G. Denison, Henry M. Craig, III