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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
118715000 GAS OR VAPOR DEPOSITION 986
118300000 PROJECTION OR SPRAY TYPE 199
118712000 WITH INDICATING, TESTING, INSPECTING, OR MEASURING MEANS 126
118663000 CONTROL MEANS RESPONSIVE TO A RANDOMLY OCCURRING SENSED CONDITION 122
118696000 PROGRAM, CYCLIC, OR TIME CONTROL 99
118620000 WITH MEANS TO APPLY ELECTRICAL AND/OR RADIANT ENERGY TO WORK AND/OR COATING MATERIAL 99
118500000 WORK HOLDERS, OR HANDLING DEVICES 96
118200000 SOLID APPLICATOR CONTACTING WORK 94
118050000 WITH VACUUM OR FLUID PRESSURE CHAMBER 74
118504000 WORK SURFACE SHIELDS, MASKS OR PROTECTORS 65
118058000 WITH HEAT EXCHANGE, DRYING, OR NON-COATING GAS OR VAPOR TREATMENT OF WORK 60
118708000 CONDITION RESPONSIVE CONTROL 58
118400000 IMMERSION OR WORK-CONFINED POOL TYPE 40
118100000 SOLID MEMBER OR MATERIAL ACTING ON COATING AFTER APPLICATION 29
118600000 WITH TREATMENT OF COATING MATERIAL 26
118013000 EDIBLE BASE OR COATING TYPE 26
118695000 INTERFACING CONTROL OF PLURAL OPERATIONS 15
118046000 WITH PRINTING 13
118035000 WITH CUTTING, PUNCHING OR TEARING OF WORK 12
118052000 WITH MEANS TO CENTRIFUGE WORK 9
118056000 WITH MANIPULATION OF WORK AFTER COATING TO DISTRIBUTE OR REMOVE COATING 7
118047000 CARBONIZING, FLAME CONTACT OR BURNING OFF OF COATING INGREDIENT 6
118075000 COMBINED 6
118033000 WITH STRETCHING OR TENSIONING 5
20110290177SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING BIASED FABRIC - In one embodiment, a biased fabric is supplied. The biased fabric supply has a first specified width and a first bias angle of warp yarns relative to weft yarns. At least one overfeed roller configured to overfeed fabric from the biased fabric supply at an overfeed rate is provided. At least one spreading arm configured to stretch the fabric to a second specified width and a fabric oven configured to heat the biased fabric supply to a specified temperature and output a balanced crimp and/or elongation biased fabric are also provided.12-01-2011
20110005456HEAD FOR THE AUTOMATIC POSITIONING OF FIBRE BLANKETS - Head for the automatic positioning of fibre blankets, which determines a path for the fibre blanket (01-13-2011
20120145072WIRE COLORING APPARATUS INCLUIDNG A ROLLER - A wire coloring apparatus including a roller is provided to prevent drag of a colorant, which is jetted on an electric wire and not dried yet, the guide roller is arranged at a downstream side of a coloring nozzle, which jets a colorant toward a highest point of an outer surface of the electric wire moving along a lengthwise direction thereof, in a moving direction of the electric wire. The guide roller is formed with a pair of tapered surfaces catching and supporting the electric wire and approaching to each other in accordance with nearing to a rotating axis. When a radius R06-14-2012
20120000417Polyurethane Roller Coating Device for Carpet Backing - A device for applying a polyurethane mixture to a backstitch side of a greige includes: a tensioning roller rotatable in a first direction; an application roller arranged adjacent to the application roller and rotatable in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the tensioning roller and the application roller positioned transversely and adjacent to a path of travel of the greige on the backstitch side of the greige, the tensioning roller rotatable against a feed direction of the greige, the application roller rotatable in the feed direction of the greige; and a dispenser configured to create a puddle of the polyurethane mixture between the tensioning roller and the application roller.01-05-2012
20110168083CNT-INFUSED CERAMIC FIBER MATERIALS AND PROCESS THEREFOR - A composition includes a carbon nanotube (CNT)-infused ceramic fiber material, wherein the CNT-infused ceramic fiber material includes: a ceramic fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) bonded to the ceramic fiber material. The CNTs are uniform in length and uniform in distribution. A continuous CNT infusion process includes (a) disposing a carbon-nanotube forming catalyst on a surface of a ceramic fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the ceramic fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused ceramic fiber material.07-14-2011
118070000 WITH CLEANING OR RECONDITIONING WORK SUPPORT OR CONVEYER 4
20110011336TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SURFACE TREATMENT OF WORKPIECES, PARTICULARLY VEHICLE BODIES - A treatment system for the surface treatment of workpieces, particularly vehicle bodies, includes a plurality of transport devices, on which at least one workpiece to be treated can be attached in a releasable manner. A conveying device moves the transport devices through the treatment system. At least one treatment bath is disposed in a first conveying plane of the treatment system and the transport devices with the workpieces arranged thereon are introduced into the treatment bath. At least one cleaning device, which is suitable and designed for cleaning the transport devices after the surface treatment of the workpieces, is disposed in a second conveying plane of the treatment system. The second conveying plane is offset in the vertical direction relative to the first conveying plane.01-20-2011
20120304922Semiconductor Equipment - Semiconductor equipment is disclosed in this invention. The semiconductor equipment includes a reaction chamber, a wafer susceptor, and a liner device. The reaction chamber includes an opening and a circular inner wall. The wafer susceptor is capable of carrying at least one wafer. The liner device is disposed between the wafer susceptor and the circular inner wall of the reaction chamber. The liner device is capable of moving vertically between a first position and a second position. The liner device includes at least one venting opening, wherein the venting opening is connected with a venting device. Particles which are accumulated within the liner device can be removed by the venting device.12-06-2012
20080236483METHOD FOR LOW TEMPERATURE THERMAL CLEANING - Methods and apparatus for cleaning undesired substances from a surface in a semiconductor processing chamber. A gas mixture containing a fluorine source and an oxygen source is pre-treated to contain active fluorine species. The pre-treated mixture is stored for a time in a gas storage device, and then introduced to a semiconductor processing chamber. Prior to introduction of the pre-treated gas, the temperature in the chamber is lowered to a temperature equal to or lower than the normal operating temperature. Undesired substances are removed or cleaned through chemical reaction with the pre-treated gas mixture, without the generation of a plasma or a high temperature condition in the chamber.10-02-2008
20080236482METHOD FOR LOW TEMPERATURE THERMAL CLEANING - Methods and apparatus for cleaning undesired substances from a surface in a semiconductor processing chamber. A gas mixture containing a fluorine source and an oxygen source is pre-treated to contain active fluorine species. The pre-treated mixture is stored for a time in a gas storage device, and then introduced to a semiconductor processing chamber. Prior to introduction of the pre-treated gas, the temperature in the chamber is lowered to a temperature equal to or lower than the normal operating temperature. Undesired substances are removed or cleaned through chemical reaction with the pre-treated gas mixture, without the generation of a plasma or a high temperature condition in the chamber.10-02-2008
118707000 INTERCONTROL OR SAFETY INTERLOCK 3
20080271674DOSING SYSTEM FOR A COATING PLANT - A metering system for a coating installation for coating components such as vehicle body parts contains an applicator which applies the coating material supplied to it with a volumetric flow metered on-demand, a regulated first metering device which adjusts the pressure or the volumetric flow of the coating material to be applied by the applicator based on setpoints which are specified by automated installation controls, a transducer to generate a reading which matches the pressure or the volumetric flow of the coating material flowing to the applicator and a control device for regulating the metering device as a function of the specified setpoints and of the reading from the transducer. A second metering device is connected at the outlet of the regulated first metering device for the coating material flowing to the applicator which controls the pressure or volumetric flow of the said applied coating material for precision metering of the coating material applied as a function of the specified setpoints.11-06-2008
20090211525MULTIPLE AMPOULE DELIVERY SYSTEMS - This invention relates to an integrated vapor or liquid phase reagent dispensing apparatus having a plurality of vessels and a plurality of carrier or inert gas feed/vapor or liquid phase reagent delivery manifolds, that may be used for continuously dispensing vapor or liquid phase reagents such as precursors for deposition of materials in the manufacture of semiconductor materials and devices.08-27-2009
20110155054VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a vacuum processing apparatus, a substrate chuck mechanism member is attached to a substrate holder provided in a vacuum processing chamber, includes a shaft member, first and second coil springs that are provided at the two ends, respectively, of the shaft member, and a substrate chuck plate provided at the end of the shaft member, and is additionally attached to the substrate holder using the substrate chuck plate by elastic biasing of the first coil spring. The holding state of the substrate on the substrate holder is changed by the expansion/contraction actions of the first and second coil springs in accordance with the reciprocal movement of the substrate holder.06-30-2011
118076000 RUBBING TRANSFER OF SOLID COATING MATERIAL ONTO WORK 3
20100288193Film Transfer Tool with Application Head Moveable between Exposed and Stowed Positions - A film transfer tool includes an application head which is adapted to be moved to a stowed position and a reel assembly having a wall and two stopping members extended therefrom. The reel assembly and a shell have an active member disposed therebetween. The active member has a looped passage that the two stopping members are adapted to move thereon and the two stopping members can make the reel assembly position in a retained position in which the head extends outside the shell, and release the reel assembly from the retained position in order that the head is stowed inside the shell.11-18-2010
20120279442SELF-REACTING FRICTION STIR WELDING TOOL WITH THE ABILITY TO ADD FILLER MATERIAL - The present invention relates to tools and methods for welding, coating, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide self-reacting friction stir welding tools which have an internal channel that allows filler materials to be added to the weld joint or otherwise friction stir processed area. Embodiments also provide friction stir tooling having upper and lower shoulders disposed at a fixed distance from one another and connected by a fixed split-pin. The tooling can be configured for automatically dispensing varying amounts of filler material into the tooling in response to variations in thickness of a substrate being processed.11-08-2012
20120279441SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS FEEDING OF FILLER MATERIAL FOR FRICTION STIR WELDING, PROCESSING AND FABRICATION - The present invention relates to tools and methods for disposing, coating, repairing, or otherwise modifying the surface of a metal substrate using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of a consumable metal against the substrate. Embodiments of the invention include friction-based fabrication tooling comprising a non-consumable member with a throat and a consumable member disposed in the throat, wherein consumable filler material is capable of being introduced to the throat in a continuous manner during deposition using frictional heating and compressive/shear loading of the filler material onto the substrate. Preferred embodiments according to the invention include such tools operably configured for applying a force or displacement to the filler material during deposition. Especially preferred embodiments can include using various powder-type consumable materials or combinations during the deposition process to obtain a continuous compositional gradient in the filler material yielding a functionally graded coating on the substrate.11-08-2012
118072000 WITH MEANS TO PREPARE WORK SURFACE FOR COATING 3
20110203518SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A substrate processing method and apparatus can securely carry out a pre-plating treatment that enables uniform plating in the necessary area of the surface of a substrate. The substrate processing method carries out a cleaning treatment and a catalyst-imparting treatment of a surface of a substrate as pre-plating treatments and then electroless plates a metal film on the catalyst-imparted surface of the substrate. The cleaning treatment is carried out in a wider area of the surface of the substrate than that area to which a catalyst is imparted by the catalyst-imparting treatment.08-25-2011
20130055950APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR SURFACE TREATMENT OF A BOARD SHAPED MATERIAL AND FLOORBOARD - A device for coating surface portions of a board material with a liquid material. The device includes a wheel which transfers the coating material and compressed air which positions the coating material. A method for surface coating and a floorboard with a finished surface portion.03-07-2013
20080196659METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS PROCESSING OF BUFFER LAYERS FOR GROUP IBIIIAVIA SOLAR CELLS - A deposition method which deposits a CdS buffer layer on a surface of a solar cell from a process solution including all chemical components of the CdS buffer layer material. CdS is deposited in a deposition chamber by heating the surface of the solar cell absorber to cause the transfer of heat from the solar cell absorber layer to at least a portion of the process solution that is in contact with the surface. Used solution is cooled, and replenished in a solution container and redirected into the deposition chamber.08-21-2008
118071000 WITH SUPPORT FOR EXTRANEOUS ARTICLE OF MATERIAL 3
20130036969USE OF ACOUSTIC WAVES IN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT OPTIMIZATION - An apparatus and method for qualifying a filter used to filter fluid used in a coating operation associated with photolithography or other semiconductor manufacturing processes, provides a semiconductor manufacturing tool that includes a filter and an acoustic wave generator. The filter may be housed inside a filter housing and the acoustic wave generator may produce ultrasonic, megasonic or other acoustic energy. The acoustic wave generator contacts or is in close proximity with the filter housing and provides acoustic wave energy to the filter through the housing. The acoustic wave energy causes any bubbles in the filter to become disengaged.02-14-2013
20110220016OVERSPRAY SHIELD DEVICES SUITABLE FOR USE WITH MATERIAL APPLICATION APPARATUS - An overspray shield device, which is suitable for use with a material application apparatus, said overspray shield device includes a shield member and a collar member. The shield member includes a body wall having an outer surface and an inner surface defining a cavity, wherein the body wall includes a throughhole. The collar member is mounted adjacent the throughhole, said collar member configured to moveably connect the shield member to a material application apparatus.09-15-2011
20110214607SPRAY EDGER DEVICES SUITABLE FOR USE WITH MATERIAL APPLICATION APPARATUS - A spray edger device, which is suitable for use with a material application apparatus, said spray edger device includes a planar blade member, a substantially V-shaped frame member for supporting the planar blade member, and a collar member configured for moveably connecting the planar blade member to a barrel portion of a material application apparatus.09-08-2011
118044000 WITH MEANS TO DEFORM WORK 2
20100229790TRANSFER METHOD AND TRANSFER APPARATUS - An intermittent coating member 09-16-2010
20110303144APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT GUIDE FILM - An exemplary apparatus for manufacturing a light guide film having patterns simultaneously formed on two opposite surfaces thereof, includes a first conveyor roller, a second conveyor roller, a imprinting group roller, two coating devices, two solidifying devices, a first template and a second template. The imprinting group rollers are positioned between the first and second conveyor rollers, including a first imprinting roller and a second imprinting roller opposite to the first imprinting roller. The two coating devices are positioned between the first conveyor roller and the imprinting group roller. The two solidifying devices are positioned between the imprinting group rollers and the second conveyor roller. The first template has a first imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the first imprinting roller. The second template has a second imprinting pattern, and is fixed on a circumferential surface of the second imprinting roller.12-15-2011
118310500 BODY MEMBER PRINTING TYPE (E.G., FINGER PRINTING) 2
20090126625Non-intrusive portable safety seal used to obtain people's dna and genetic patterns through fingerprinting - A non-intrusive portable safety seal to collect human organic remnants in order to obtain DNA and genetic patterns of fingerprints is provided. The proposed seal comprises four related basic components: a sheet of paper or base forming a triptych, which serves to support the entire set, an adhesive-covered central sheet bearing a safety seal on the front surface, a two-surfaced sheet with adhesive on both surfaces and a graphite or granulated sheet adheres to it. In addition, the seal has two adhesive-covered safety flaps that protect the entire set. An alternative seal comprises a base sheet that is able to receive four fingerprints of four fingers, containing a fifth separation sheet between the graphite or granulated sheet and the two-surfaced adhesive layer.05-21-2009
20120199061Method and apparatus for enhancing live-scan fingerprint reader images - A method and apparatus for improving the optical boundary between a person's fingerprint ridges and the surface platen of a live-scan imaging apparatus, which includes providing an absorbent pad containing chemicals selected from the nonvolatile, non-fatty alkyl esters of benzoic, salicylic, and anthranilic acids; benzyl alcohol and its non-fatty alkanoic acid esters and esters of benzoic, salicylic, and anthranilic acids and ethers of non-fatty alkyl esters; and the non-fatty alkanoic acid triesters of glycerol, placing the person's finger to be scanned on the surface of the absorbent pad to coat the fingerprint ridges and subsequently placing the person's finger with the coated fingerprint ridges on the imaging apparatus to provide a high contrast between the ridges and valleys of the fingerprint area and a high resolution of the fingerprint ridge details.08-09-2012
118506000 MISCELLANEOUS 1
20080223295METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TOOL WHICH CAN BE USED TO CREATE OPTICALLY ACTIVE SURFACE STRUCTRES IN THE SUB-nuM RANGE AND A CORRESPONDING TOOL - The invention is a method for producing a tool which can be used to create optically active surface structures in the sub-μm range, having a support surface onto which relief surface structures are applied over the support surface by means of material deposition. The invention is distinguished by the support surface being directly contacted with a mask in which openings with diameters in the sub-μm range are provided or can be provided, by the support surface including the mask being subjected to a coating process in which the coating material deposits through the openings of the mask onto the support surface, and the mask is removed from the support surface when a partial amount of an average end structure height of the surface structures is reached and the coating procedure is then continued without the mask using the same coating material or different coating materials.09-18-2008
118045000 COATED SURFACE PROTECTING MEANS, E.G., SLIP SHEETS 1
20100186663METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A SUBSTRATE SUPPORT IN A SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS CHAMBER - Methods and apparatus for protecting a substrate support in a semiconductor process chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for protecting a substrate support in a semiconductor process chamber includes a semiconductor substrate and a coating comprising yttrium disposed on an upper surface of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate is configured to be removably placed on the substrate support. In some embodiments, the semiconductor substrate comprises silicon. In some embodiments, the coating comprises yttrium and oxygen. In some embodiments, the protective apparatus may be disposed atop a substrate support within a semiconductor process chamber. In some embodiments, the protective apparatus may protect the surface of the substrate support from damage during one or more chamber processes, such as marathon testing or chamber cleaning.07-29-2010

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