Work Chamber Having Heating Means Patents (Class 432/120)
  • Patent number: 10219881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental furnace comprising a firing hood equipped with a heating device that is movably supported for the opening and closing of the dental furnace relative to a base intended for receiving a dental restoration part, and further comprising a heat detection device that is directed towards an area above the base, in particular towards one or more dental restoration parts, and further comprising a control or regulating device for the dental furnace that is coupled to the heat detection device, wherein the heat detection device is configured as a thermal imaging camera (30) which is directed towards the area above the base while the firing hood (12) is partially or completely opened, and which feeds an at least two-dimensional image in the form of a matrix of the one or more inserted dental restoration parts (60) to the control or regulating device and/or to a muffle (26) that is intended for the generation of the dental restoration parts (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gottfried Rohner, Rudolf Jussel, Michael Brotzge, Johannes Lorünser
  • Patent number: 10151532
    Abstract: An industrial tunnel oven for heat treatment of parts may include: an outer wall that defines a tunnel; at least one inner wall; and a conveying line, at least partially inside the tunnel, configured to convey the parts along the tunnel. The outer wall may have a substantially cylindrical form above a base zone of the outer wall. The walls may define at least one interspace for hot air entering, leaving, or entering and leaving the oven. The at least one inner wall may extends along sides of the tunnel in an arc so as to define openings for the hot air to flow from the at least one interspace toward the conveying line, from the conveying line toward the at least one interspace, or from the at least one interspace toward the conveying line and from the conveying line toward the at least one interspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GEICO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giampaolo Covizzi, Gianni Abbiati
  • Patent number: 10145616
    Abstract: A method for denitrification of flue gases and a system, wherein flue gases generated in a rotary kiln are conveyed to a calcining zone for the deacidification of raw cement meal. Aqueous ammonia solution, ammonia, or ammonia-releasing substances for denitrifying the flue gases injected into the calcining zone according to the method of selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR), and the flue gas stream, together with an ammonia slip generated during the denitrification, is passed through a heat exchanger and through at least one dedusting device. The flue gas is guided through a exhaust gas line via a catalyst for the decomposition of excess ammonia with residues of nitrogen oxide in accordance with a method of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), wherein the catalyst is arranged in a reactor provided in the exhaust line, and is no larger than is required for a sufficient decomposition of the ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KHD Humboldt Wedag GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Schürmann
  • Patent number: 9879913
    Abstract: A method and plant for thermally treating braking elements after a forming step, including a convective heating step at 150-300° C. and a infrared irradiation heating step, immediately in succession one relative to the other. A tunnel convection furnace is crossed by at least a first conveyor belt which translates along a first direction and on an upper face of which the braking elements are placed, is arranged laterally adjacent, with respect to the first direction, to an infrared heating tunnel furnace crossed by a second conveyor belt which translates along a second direction, parallel and opposite to the first one, and on an upper face of which the braking elements are placed. The first conveyor belt is larger than the second conveyor belt, and the braking elements appear in multiple side-by-side rows in a transverse and oblique direction with respect to the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ITT Italia S.r.l.
    Inventor: Sandro De Dominicis
  • Patent number: 9492253
    Abstract: In a dental furnace that comprises a firing chamber (12) having a base and at least one receiving portion for dental restoration parts (40) it is provided that the receiving portion comprises a plurality of support elements (26) that are arranged adjacent to one another and in particular have the same thickness, wherein said support elements (26) support the dental restoration part (40) during the firing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Gottfried Rohner, Rudolf Jussel
  • Patent number: 9360254
    Abstract: A raku kiln has a fire ring with a cylindrical sidewall and bottom made of refractory material with a kiln shelf supported a few inches above the bottom to enclose a space that is superheated by burners. A firing-chamber rests on the fire ring and is lifted by a two aligned pulleys on top of a pole which rotates to move the chamber out of the way. A vertical pole mates with tubes on the chamber for vertical guidance during raising and lowering of the chamber. Flanges on the lower end of the chamber allow adding an extension chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Kellogg S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9033703
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental furnace wherein a firing chamber is heated up in a first heating-up period at a first heating-up rate of more than 50° K/min, in particular more than 100° K/min, which heats the furnace to at least 1000° C., in particular to 1100-1250° C. The first heating-up period is followed by an intermediate heating period, which is at least five minutes long, in particular at least ten minutes long, the gradient or heating-up rate of which is adapted to the material to be sintered in the dental furnace (10), and wherein this is followed by an end heating-up period (44) during which heating up is effected at a heating-up rate of more than 30° K/min, in particular approximately 50° K/min, and wherein during this the furnace temperature is held for at least five minutes, in particular for at least 25 minutes, above the temperature toward the end of the first heating-up period, and wherein forced cooling of the furnace (10) is performed after this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Gottfried Rohner, Walter Pokorny, Robert Grünenfelder, Frank Rothbrust
  • Patent number: 9027504
    Abstract: A heating apparatus including: a first heating part and a second heating part between which a substrate having a coating film is disposed at a substrate position in the film thickness direction; and a distance control part which controls at least one of a first distance between the substrate position and the first heating part and a second distance between the substrate position and the second heating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Tsutomu Sahoda
  • Publication number: 20150118012
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to methods and apparatus for inserting a substrate into a processing chamber. While many of the disclosed embodiments are described in relation to insertion of a semiconductor substrate into an anneal chamber with minimal introduction of oxygen, the implementations are not so limited. The disclosed embodiments are useful in many different situations where a relatively flat object is inserted through a channel into a processing volume, where it is desired that a particular gas concentration in the processing volume remain low. The disclosed embodiments use multiple cavities to serially attenuate the concentration of oxygen as the substrate moves into the processing volume of the anneal chamber. In some cases, a relatively high flow of gas originating from the anneal chamber is used. Further, a relatively low transfer speed may be used to transport the substrate into and out of the anneal chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alan Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20150044622
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate processing apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus includes a chamber providing an inner space in which a process with respect to a substrate is performed, a heating plate on which the substrate is placed, the heating plate being fixedly disposed within the chamber, a heater spaced from a lower portion of the heating plate to heat the heating plate, and a lift module lifting the heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-Kwang Yang, Byoung-Gyu Song, Kyong-Hun Kim, Yong-Ki Kim, Yang-Sik Shin
  • Publication number: 20140342296
    Abstract: A heater proofer cabinet includes a head cover board secured to left and right side cabinet boards with a fastener and the adhesive. A bottom board is secured to the left and right side cabinet boards with a fastener and the adhesive. A back panel is secured to the left and right side cabinet boards, head cover board and bottom board with a fastener and the adhesive. A heater proofer unit and a wind deflector are positioned so as to be operative within the heater proofer cabinet. A front door is attached to the left side cabinet board or the right side cabinet board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ADMIRAL CRAFT EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: RICHARD D. POWERS, RONALD D. POWERS
  • Publication number: 20140311404
    Abstract: An apparatus for the application of hotmelt onto labels, includes a vacuum cylinder, a gluing unit with a glue roller unit, and a glue reservoir. The gluing unit is pivotally mounted such that it can be slewed away from the vacuum cylinder and the glue reservoir is designed as a self-contained unit that is structurally separate from the pivotable gluing unit. A glue reservoir for hotmelt includes an inner body with heating fins, a thermally insulating jacket enclosing the inner body, and an outer casing made of plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Tobias Eichhammer
  • Publication number: 20140030667
    Abstract: A viewport assembly may allow viewing of a retort chamber while protecting the viewer from heat of the retort chamber through a high-temperature-resistant window in an end wall of the viewport assembly. An access port in the end wall may allow use of tools, such as a welding device. An insulated door between the viewport assembly and the retort chamber may enhance protection and heat retention. The assembly may enhance retention of inert atmosphere in the retort chamber as well as heat, facilitating work on superalloy articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Charles Woods, Ronald Lee Souther
  • Publication number: 20130337393
    Abstract: A heat protection glazing is provided that includes an infrared-reflective coating on temperature resistant substrates, which are transparent in the visible spectral range. The coating is resistant and effective relative to long-term thermal loads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Christian Henn, Veit Luther, Martin Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130309622
    Abstract: A device for preheating charging material for glass melting installations using its exhaust gases, having a vertical preheating shaft through which a heat exchanger extends conducting exhaust gases, the shaft upper end having a charging material opening, the lower end having a preheated charging material discharge device, the inlet of the heat exchanger connected to an exhaust gas supply line and the outlet connected to an exhaust gas outlet line. To recuperate a high portion of the exhaust gas heat, and to reduce environmental contamination and the suctioning of environmental air as false air, the exhaust gas supply line has an outlet line branch for drawing oft part of the hot gases and the outlet line is connected to a downwardly open sealing gas line in the region of the charging material above the heat exchanger exhaust gas passage for the hot gas emission into the charging material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Matthias Lindig, Helmut Sorg
  • Publication number: 20130295512
    Abstract: A distributed energy system includes a gas-loaded heat generator capable of producing a thermal energy. The system includes a gas source to provide one or more isotopes of hydrogen, a plurality of metallic micro-structures, a gas loading chamber containing the plurality of metallic micro-structures. The gas loading chamber is structured to receive the one or more isotopes of hydrogen from the gas source. The system also includes a gas loading system capable of providing a gas loading pressure to the gas loading chamber containing the plurality of metallic micro-structures with an amount of one or more isotopes of hydrogen to form hydrogen clusters. In one form, the system further includes a thermal transducer capable of converting a first portion of the thermal energy. In still another form, the system additionally includes a waste heat recovery device capable of applying a second portion of the thermal energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: NPL ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: George H. Miley, Xiaoling Yang
  • Publication number: 20130273486
    Abstract: A layer furnace system for thermal treatment of metal components includes multiple heating levels which arranged on top of each other in vertical direction, and at least one heat source, wherein flat metal components, in particular metal sheets can be inserted into the heat levels and at last one heating level can be closed by a furnace door, wherein the furnace door is can be displaced in vertical direction for opening and closing the heat level located there behind. The present invention also relates to a method for operating the layer furnace system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik, GmbH
    Inventors: Borek Dvorak, Radovan Kout
  • Publication number: 20130252190
    Abstract: A warming unit and method for warming an infusion medium prior to introducing the medium into a patient's body. The apparatus includes an outer casing, inlet and outlet tubes secured to the outer casing, a fluid conduit for transporting the infusion medium through the warming unit, and a heating element disposed proximate to the fluid conduit for warming the infusion medium flowing therethrough. The warming unit can form part of a system, which further includes a controller for controlling various functions of and separate from the warming unit, a reservoir containing the infusion medium, and a power source for powering the warming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: THERMACORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: C. Kenneth FRENCH, Garrett Barker, Wyatt Earp
  • Publication number: 20130230814
    Abstract: A substrate supporting assembly in a reaction space includes a heater, a substrate support member, and a shim positioned between the heater and the substrate support member. The shim may be removably secured between the heater and the substrate support member. The shim may further include an inner surface defining a perimeter of a gap. The gap may be further defined by a bottom surface of the substrate support member and a top surface of the heater. The substrate support member may further include a shoulder positioned radially outside of a substrate support position and wherein the shim inner surface is radially aligned with the substrate support member shoulder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Todd Dunn, Carl White, Michael Halpin, Eric Shero, Jerry Winkler
  • Publication number: 20130196276
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus and methods to operate microreactor devices through the controlled delivery of pressurized fluids. A heated reservoir, a heated manifold, and a heater for the microreactor device provides for the delivery of a pressurized gas while minimizing evaporation and condensation; and a fluid interface and pressure interlock provides for the delivery of aseptic fluids while minimizing contamination and fluid loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Pharyx, Inc.
    Inventor: Pharyx, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130130432
    Abstract: A rapid thermal processing system includes a rapid thermal processing furnace, a back electrode substrate, and a cover. The rapid thermal processing furnace includes a reaction chamber and a heating device. The heating device is capable of generating heat energy. The back electrode substrate is adapted to dispose in the reaction chamber and has a precursor layer and a selenium layer formed on the precursor layer. The cover is disposed at a position corresponding to the selenium layer on the back electrode substrate and has a sulfur in solid form formed thereon, so as to make the sulfur in solid form opposite to the selenium layer. After the sulfur in solid form absorbs the heat energy generated by the heating device, the sulfur in solid form reacts with the selenium layer and the precursor layer to form a photoelectric transducing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: AXUNTEK SOLAR ENERGY
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Lee, Ming-Hung Lin, Yao-Tsang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130078823
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device including: mounting a substrate on a substrate mounting member that is disposed in a reaction container; heating the substrate at a predetermined processing temperature and supplying a first gas and a second gas to the substrate to process the substrate; stopping supply of the first gas and the second gas, and supplying an inert gas into the reaction container; and unloading the substrate to outside the reaction container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventor: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
  • Patent number: 8398773
    Abstract: A thermal processing furnace, comprising: a generally bell jar-shaped outer reaction tube having a central axis; and an open-ended inner reaction tube for accommodating a wafer boat holding a plurality of substrates, which inner reaction tube is substantially coaxially disposed within the outer reaction tube, thereby defining a gas passage between an outer wall of the inner reaction tube and an inner wall of the outer reaction tube, wherein at least one of the outer wall of the inner reaction tube and the inner wall of the outer reaction tube is provided with a flow deflector that protrudes radially from the respective wall into the gas passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: ASM International N.V.
    Inventors: Lucian C. Jdira, Noureddine Adjeroud
  • Publication number: 20130052598
    Abstract: A high energy photon production system and method which comprises a reaction vessel, a base heating source capable of generating a temperature of at least 4,000° F. within the reaction vessel; and a source of water for supplying water to the base heating source, within the vessel. As soon as the water is heated to a temperature of at least 4,000° F., at least some of the water becomes disassociated and facilitates production and release of high energy photons within the vessel which can be combined with the base heating source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald I. GONSER
  • Publication number: 20130045143
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to systems and methods for heating a slurry to increase a solids concentration of the slurry while maintaining the viscosity of the slurry below a threshold viscosity. For example, in one embodiment, a system includes a fuel slurry preparation system having a slurry tank configured to hold a fuel slurry, the fuel slurry having a solid fuel and a liquid. The fuel slurry preparation system also includes a heat source and a controller configured to control the heat source to heat the fuel slurry to decrease a viscosity of the slurry below a threshold viscosity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Raymond Douglas Steele, Sivaguru Kanniappan, Raul Eduardo Ayala, Zhaohui Yang, Dejia Wang, Yan Zhou, Karunagaran Sivagurunathan, Murugaraja Sengottaiyan
  • Publication number: 20130040258
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to an improved heating chamber of a heating device having a non-reactive surface layer. The heating chamber includes at least one metal layer and at least one non-reactive disposed thereon. The improved heating chamber is protected against reacting chemically during the thermal treatment process, and has better anti-corrosion capability. The heating chamber is also protected against cracking. Therefore, the service life of the heating chamber is extended. A heating device having improved heating chamber and at least one method of forming the non-reactive layer are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: TANGTECK EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventors: MING-HUI YU, A-TZU CHEN, CHANG-FA CHEN, WANG-TSUNG LIANG, LIANG-JAN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20130034819
    Abstract: A delayed coking heater for heating a feedstock to delayed coking temperature is disclosed. The delayed coking heater may include: a heater including a radiant heating zone comprising a lower portion including a hearth burner section and an upper portion including a wall burner section, the hearth burner section comprising a plurality of hearth burners located adjacent to the bottom hearth for firing in the radiant heating zone; and the wall burner section comprising a plurality of wall burners located adjacent to opposing walls; and a multiple parallel serpentine heating coil located in the radiant heating zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: LUMMUS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Catala
  • Publication number: 20120329001
    Abstract: A crystallization apparatus includes a receiving unit supporting an object to be processed, a first heating unit adjacent the receiving unit, the first heating unit configured to heat the object to be processed to a first temperature during a first period, and a second heating unit adjacent the first heating unit, the second heating unit configured to heat the object to be processed to a second temperature, higher than the first temperature, during a second period that is shorter than the first period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Min-Jae JEONG, Ki-Yong LEE, Yun-Mo CHUNG, Dong-Hyun LEE, Kil-Won LEE
  • Publication number: 20120329002
    Abstract: A heat treatment furnace includes: a processing vessel configured to accommodate therein at least one object to be processed; a cylindrical heat insulating member covering a periphery of the processing vessel; and a heater disposed along an inner circumferential surface of the heat insulating member. The heater includes strip-shaped corrugated heater elements disposed along the inner circumferential surface of the heat insulating member, each of the heater elements having valley portions protruding outward and mountain portions protruding inward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicants: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto KOBAYASHI, Kenichi YAMAGA, Akira SASAKI, Daisuke IKEDA, Takahiro KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20120304921
    Abstract: A heating apparatus including: a first heating part and a second heating part between which a substrate having a coating film is disposed at a substrate position in the film thickness direction; and a distance control part which controls at least one of a first distance between the substrate position and the first heating part and a second distance between the substrate position and the second heating part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidenori Miyamoto, Tsutomu Sahoda
  • Publication number: 20120276491
    Abstract: A reflow oven chamber assembly includes a housing disposed within a reflow oven chamber, heating elements disposed in the housing, and compression box assemblies disposed in the housing. The compression box assembly includes a compression box housing having an intake port located adjacent the heating element, an intake duct disposed in the compression box, and a diffuser plate disposed above the intake duct. The intake duct has an inlet opening in fluid communication with the intake port of the compression box housing and an outlet opening. The compression box assembly draws heated air into the compression box housing from the reflow oven chamber through the intake port and into the inlet opening of the intake duct and exhaust air out of the outlet opening of the intake duct to the diffuser plate. A method of distributing heated air within a reflow soldering oven is further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dautenhahn
  • Publication number: 20120265122
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to produce graphene and nanoparticle catalysts supported on graphene without the use of reducing agents, and with the concomitant production of heat, are provided. The methods and apparatuses employ radiant energy to reduce (deoxygenate) graphite oxide (GO) to graphene, or to reduce a mixture of GO plus one or more metals to to produce nanoparticle catalysts supported on graphene. Methods and systems to generate and utilize heat that is produced by irradiating GO, graphene and their metal and semiconductor nanocomposites with visible, infrared and/or ultraviolet radiation, e.g. using sunlight, lasers, etc. are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: M. Samy El-Shall, Victor Abdelsayed, Saud I. Al-Resayes, Zeid Abdullah M. Alothman
  • Publication number: 20120225396
    Abstract: A heater assembly for a tank 1 for storing a fluid reducing agent 2 for reducing harmful components in the exhaust gas of internal combustion engines, said heater assembly comprising a primary enclosure 5 which can be deployed in a lower portion of the tank 1 and which has an outlet opening 12 in a predetermined region 11 of the primary enclosure; and a heating device 18 for heating the reducing agent 2, said heating device 18 being disposed in the predetermined region 11 of the primary enclosure 5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Seuffer gmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jürgen Harr, Gottfried Klein, Thomas Hartmann
  • Publication number: 20120214113
    Abstract: Pyrolysis methods and apparatuses that allow effective heat removal, for example when necessary to achieve a desired throughput or process a desired type of biomass, are disclosed. According to representative methods, the use of a quench medium (e.g., water), either as a primary or a secondary type of heat removal, allows greater control of process temperatures, particularly in the reheater where char, as a solid byproduct of pyrolysis, is combusted. Quench medium may be distributed to one or more locations within the reheater vessel, such as above and/or within a dense phase bed of fluidized particles of a solid heat carrier (e.g., sand) to better control heat removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Sathit KULPRATHIPANJA, Paolo PALMAS, Daniel N. MYERS
  • Publication number: 20120214119
    Abstract: Systems for treating contaminated soil are described herein. One system includes a soil chamber that includes one or more walls and at least one floor; at least one heater attached to or inside of at least one of the walls; and at least one heater coupled to or in the floor. Two or more of the walls enclose an interior of the soil chamber. At least one of the walls is configured to move between a closed position during heating of the soil chamber, and an open position that allows a soil moving vehicle to access an interior of the soil chamber to provide or remove soil to and from the soil chamber. At least one wall heater and at least one floor heater provide heat that transfers from the heaters to the contaminated soil in the soil chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph S. Baker, James P. Galligan, Gorm Heron
  • Publication number: 20120164760
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a device and method for recrystallising a silicon wafer or a wafer comprising at least one silicon layer. The silicon wafer or the at least one silicon layer of the wafer is totally molten.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: S'Tile
    Inventor: Alain Straboni
  • Patent number: 8196799
    Abstract: A reflow oven chamber assembly that is configured to be installed within a reflow oven chamber of a reflow oven includes a chamber housing disposed within the reflow oven chamber, one or more heating elements disposed in the chamber housing, and one or more compression box assemblies disposed in the chamber housing. The compression box assembly includes a compression box housing having an intake port located adjacent the heating element, an intake duct disposed in the compression box, and a diffuser plate disposed above the intake duct. The intake duct has an inlet opening in fluid communication with the intake port of the compression box housing and an outlet opening. The compression box assembly is configured to draw heated air into the compression box housing from the reflow oven chamber through the intake port and into the inlet opening of the intake duct and exhaust air out of the outlet opening of the intake duct to the diffuser plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan M. Dautenhahn
  • Publication number: 20120069123
    Abstract: An adhesive agent label includes an adhesive agent layer which is made of an adhesive agent and is formed on one surface of a support. A non-adhesive heat-reactive layer is positioned above the adhesive agent layer and has openings formed by heating at a predetermined temperature or higher. An intermediate layer is positioned between the heat-reactive layer and the adhesive agent layer. The intermediate layer and the heat-reactive layer are formed thinner than the adhesive agent layer. The intermediate layer facilitates the formation of the openings in the heat-reactive layer with good heat energy efficiency and allows the intermediate layer or adhesive agent layer to be exposed through the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Kazuo Tani, Norimitsu Sanbongi, Yoshinori Sato
  • Patent number: 8128714
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for manufacturing a polysilicon thin film by depositing an amorphous silicon thin film and an upper silicon dioxide substrate on a lower silicon dioxide substrate, forming a conductive thin film on the upper silicon dioxide substrate, and applying an electric field and performing Joule heating to crystallize the amorphous silicon thin film, the apparatus comprising power terminals for elastically contacting both upper ends of the conductive thin film and supplying power to the conductive thin film, and support members for elastically supporting the substrate such that the power terminals closely contact both upper ends of the conductive thin film to form a uniform electric field at the conductive thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Ensiltech Corporation
    Inventors: Jae-Sang Ro, Won-Eui Hong
  • Publication number: 20120015313
    Abstract: A cement product is disclosed. The cement product includes clinker defined by a feedstock material and a ladle metallurgical facility slag material derived from a ladle metallurgical facility steel production system. A system and method for manufacturing clinker is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: Edw. C. Levy Co.
    Inventor: Ronald R. Piniecki
  • Patent number: 8084717
    Abstract: The suction ports of a hot air blowing heater are arranged in a zigzag shape crossing the direction of travel of a printed circuit board, and hot air discharge nozzles project from inside or alongside the suction ports. Accordingly, in the reflow furnace according to the present invention, hot air discharged from the hot air discharge nozzles does not collide with hot air sucked into the suction ports, and turbulence does not take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Atsushi Obara
  • Publication number: 20110311931
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an apparatus for the production of clinker from raw meal, comprising: a rotary kiln (8), optionally a precalciner; a multi-stage cyclone preheater (9) connected downstream of said rotary kiln (8) with respect to the direction of flow of the fumes (11) of a combustion taking place in said kiln (8); an electrofilter (10) connected downstream of said preheater (9) with respect to said direction of flow of the combustion fumes (11); characterised in that it comprises a first inlet (17) for feeding raw meal to said combustion fumes (11), said inlet (17) being arranged downstream of said preheater (9) and upstream of said electrofilter (10) with respect to said direction of flow of the combustion fumes (11), and in that it comprises a second inlet (18) for feeding partially preheated raw meal (14) from said electrofilter (10) to said preheater (9). The present invention also concerns an improved process for the production of clinker from raw meal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: ITALCEMENTI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Roberto Fedi, Antonio Clausi, Giovanni Cinti
  • Publication number: 20110294082
    Abstract: The invention and its group of variants consists of metal heat treating methods, a method for the combustion of liquid or gaseous fuel and hot air in a directly or indirectly fired furnace, and a heating device and regeneration nozzles for the carrying out of said method. The invention, and its variants, relate to the field of metallurgy and mechanical engineering, and can be used for metal heat processing (e.g., melting, heating for deformation, heat treatment) and for the sintering, drying (and other types of heat treatment) of non-metallic products such as ceramics. The essence of the invention are the novel technical features that make it possible to attain, while implementing the invention, the air excess factor (?) values in fuel and hot air mixture that are greater than 2.0 and mainly set within a range equal or less than 6.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Igor Mikhaylovich Distergeft, IIIe Igoravich Distergeft
  • Publication number: 20110269088
    Abstract: In a dental furnace that comprises a firing chamber (12) having a base and at least one receiving portion for dental restoration parts (40) it is provided that the receiving portion comprises a plurality of support elements (26) that are arranged adjacent to one another and in particular have the same thickness, wherein said support elements (26) support the dental restoration part (40) during the firing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: IVOCLAR VIVADENT AG
    Inventors: Gottfried ROHNER, Rudolf JUSSEL
  • Publication number: 20110223553
    Abstract: A heat treatment apparatus is disclosed, which enables suppression of a warp of a base substrate to which a plurality of single crystal semiconductor substrates are bonded. An example of the apparatus comprises a treatment chamber, a supporting base provided in the treatment chamber, a plurality of supports which are provided over the supporting base and are arranged to support the base substrate, and a heating unit for heating the base substrate, where each position of the plurality of supports can be changed over the supporting base. The use of this apparatus contributes to the reduction in the region where the base substrate and the supports are in contact with each other, which allows uniform heating of the base substrate, leading to the formation of an SOI substrate with high quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20110207067
    Abstract: A heat-generating mixture includes 40 to 55 wt % of metal silicide, 40 to 60 wt. % of iron (III) oxide, and 0 to 10 wt. % of silicon. On burning, the heat-generating mixture forms a non-melting, porous slag. In a method of heat generation, to generate heat, an igniter capable of being actuated mechanically or electrically, ignites a booster charge, which in turn ignites the heat-generating mixture. A device for heat generation incudes an igniter capable of being actuated mechanically or electrically, a booster charge and the heat-generating mixture fixed and/or contained in and/or on a casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Simon Lechner, Ulrich Bley, Rainer Hagel, Aleksei Hoschenko
  • Patent number: 7988031
    Abstract: A reflow furnace using a conventional heater for blowing hot air has difficulty in reducing ?t and in stabilizing the oxygen concentration at a low level. In addition, it is difficult to uniformly discharge hot air from the discharge holes in a perforated plate of a conventional heater for blowing hot air. In a reflow furnace according to the present invention, the total area per unit area of discharge holes formed in a perforated plate in a heater for blowing hot air installed in a main heating zone is 1.5-5 times the total area per unit area of the discharge holes formed in a perforated plate of a heater for blowing hot air installed in a preheating zone. A heater for blowing hot air has a body divided into three chambers by partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Tomotake Kagaya, Tsutomu Hiyama
  • Publication number: 20110155020
    Abstract: Integrated cement production systems and methods implementing the systems are disclosed, where the integrated cement production systems include a burnable fuel supply subsystem, a cement raw material supply subsystem, a kiln subsystem and a cement clinker composition storage subsystem. The burnable fuel supply subsystem is adapted to receive one or a plurality of used and/or unused healthcare materials. The burnable fuel supply subsystem can feed the materials directly into the kiln subsystem, can convert the materials into different form and feed the different form to the kiln subsystem or feed a combination of the materials, different forms and optionally conventional fuels to the kiln subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SHARPS COMPLIANCE, INC.
    Inventors: Burton J. Kunik, James C. Berns, David G. Gossman
  • Publication number: 20110097681
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate processing equipment having a blocking part capable of partially blocking heat transfer to the central region of a reaction space of a chamber to uniformly heat the reaction space. The equipment includes: a chamber; a substrate holding part disposed in the reaction space to hold and rotate a substrate; a first heating part disposed at a lower central region of the chamber to heat the central region of the reaction space; a second heating part disposed at a lower peripheral region of the chamber to heat a peripheral region of the reaction space; and a blocking part. The blocking part is disposed between the first and second heating parts, and a top portion thereof is extended toward the above of the second heating part to block transfer of heat generated by the second heating part to the central region of the reaction space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Euy Kyu LEE
  • Publication number: 20100139889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a load lock chamber, a processing system having a load lock chamber and a method for transferring substrates between atmospheric and vacuum environments. In one embodiment, the method includes maintaining a processed substrate within a transfer cavity formed in a chamber body for two venting cycles. In another embodiment, the method includes transferring a substrate from a transfer cavity to a heating cavity formed in the chamber body, and heating the substrate in the heating cavity. In another embodiment, a load lock chamber includes a chamber body having substrate support disposed in a transfer cavity. The substrate support is movable between a first elevation and a second elevation. A plurality of grooves are formed in at least one of a ceiling or floor of the transfer cavity and configured to receive at least a portion of the substrate support when located in the second elevation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Kurita, Suhail Anwar, Jae-Chull Lee