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20090123640PRETREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WINDOW GLASS ADHESIVE COATING - An apparatus for conducting pretreatment such as primer coating an adhesive coating surface of a window glass using a robot includes a degreasing device for removing dust and oil adhering to the adhesive coating surface and coating the adhesive coating surface with a degreasing solution; a primer coating device for coating the adhesive coating surface with primer, after that surface has been degreased by the degreasing device; and a primer inspection and determination device for inspecting the primer coated condition provided by the primer coating device to determine whether the coated condition is good or bad. The degreasing device includes a felt member for removing dust and oil adhering to the adhesive coating surface and coating the adhesive coating surface with the degreasing solution; a felt maintaining mechanism for maintaining the felt member; and a felt regenerating device for regenerating the felt member maintained by the felt maintaining mechanisms.05-14-2009
20100129524METHODS OF DISPENSING POWDER COATING COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES COATED THEREWITH - Disclosed are methods of dispensing thermoset powder coating compositions comprising a colorant, a particulate film-forming resin, and a curing agent for the film-forming resin, methods of coating substrates with powder coating compositions dispensed according to such methods, and systems for dispensing such powder compositions.05-27-2010
20090274826COATING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING MIXING RATIO AND METHOD THEREOF - A coating apparatus capable of controlling a mixing ratio includes a spindle motor unit having a spindle with which an upper end portion of a mixing ratio control shaft is engaged, the upper end portion of the control shaft being moved on the spindle in accordance with rotation of the spindle; and a control unit for calculating the mixing ratio of a main coating agent and a hardening agent based on measured flow rates thereof and controlling the rotation of the spindle when the calculated mixing ratio of the main coating agent and the hardening agent falls outside a tolerance range of a preset mixing ratio. The mixing ratio of the main coating agent and the hardening agent is adjusted depending on the positions of the upper end portion of the mixing ratio control shaft on the spindle.11-05-2009
20100151116METHOD FOR PRODUCING LAMINATE - The method for producing a laminate includes: a film forming step for forming a thin film having one or more layers on a support to obtain a thin film; a defect cover layer forming step for forming a defect cover layer on the thin film by CVD; and an inspection step for detecting a defect whose size is 0.1 μm or more and 20 μm or less through the top of the defect cover layer. This method enables to produce a laminate with fewer defects, which effective allows for the detection of fine defects.06-17-2010
20100159120PLASMA ION PROCESS UNIFORMITY MONITOR - An ion uniformity monitoring device is positioned within a plasma process chamber and includes a plurality of sensors located above and a distance away from a workpiece within the chamber. The sensors are configured to detect the number of secondary electrons emitted from a surface of the workpiece exposed to a plasma process. Each sensor outputs a current signal proportional to the detected secondary electrons. A current comparator circuit outputs a processed signal resulting from each of the plurality of current signals. The detection of the secondary electrons emitted from the workpiece during plasma processing is indicative of the uniformity characteristic across the surface of the workpiece and may be performed in situ and during on-line plasma processing.06-24-2010
20120183677Photoluminescent Compositions, Methods of Manufacture and Novel Uses - A photoluminescent marking for authentication that includes at least one or more photoluminescent layers that substantially convert an electromagnetic radiation to an emission signature is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of creating and using the inventive photoluminescent marking for authentication.07-19-2012
20120183676VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD AND VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS - The present invention (i) uses a mask unit (07-19-2012
20100119697COMPOSITIONS AND COATINGS CONTAINING FLUORESCENT, INORGANIC NANOPARTICLES - Compositions and coatings are described that contain fluorescent, inorganic nanoparticles that can fluoresce when excited with actinic radiation. The compositions and coatings can be used for marking purposes, particularly for providing a mark that is invisible to the unaided human eye but that can be detected as a fluorescence signal when exposed to a suitable wavelength of actinic radiation.05-13-2010
20100119698Electron microscope for inspecting and processing of an object with miniaturized structures and method thereof - The disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing an object with miniaturized structures. The method involves processing the object by supplying reaction gas during concurrent directing an electron beam onto a location to be processed, to deposit material or ablate material; and inspecting the object by scanning the surface of the object with an electron beam and leading generated backscattered electrons and secondary electrons to an energy selector, reflecting the secondary electrons from the energy selector, detecting the backscattered electrons passing the energy selector and generating an electron to microscopic image of the scanned region in dependence on the detected backscattered electrons; and examining the generated electron microscopic image and deciding whether further depositing or ablating of material should be carried out. The disclosure also relates to an electron microscope and a processing system which are adapted for performing the method.05-13-2010
20110143017METHOD FOR GENERATING AND APPLYING INSTRUMENT PROFILES - The invention relates to a method for generating calibrated colour data of a target using colour measurement instruments distributed in the network comprising the steps A) generating at least one standard instrument profile for the colour measurement instruments distributed in the network to correct photometric and wavelength scale differences, and B) generating at least one geometry instrument profile for the colour measurement instruments distributed in the network to correct geometry scale differences. The method can be used in applications where colour measurement instrument networks are used, particularly in robotic systems where colour measurement instruments are integrated.06-16-2011
20100034962Methods of Forming a Photosensitive Film - In a thinner composition and a method of forming a photosensitive film, the thinner composition includes about 50 to about 90% by weight of propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, about 1 to about 20% by weight of propylene glycol monomethyl ether, about 1 to about 10% by weight of γ-butyrolactone, and about 1 to about 20% by weight of n-butyl acetate. The thinner composition may have a proper volatility and an improved ability to dissolve various types of photosensitive materials, and thus the thinner composition may be usefully employed in an edge bead rinse process, a rework process or a pre-wetting process.02-11-2010
20080286441Apparatus and method for rotational coating - An apparatus for the rotational coating of a surface of a substrate with a fluid, in particular the surface of a wafer with a polymer liquid, especially with a photoresist includes a rotary plate (11-20-2008
20100151117HOT-DIP Sn-Zn COATED STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT CORROSION RESISTANCE - An exemplary embodiment of manufacturing a hot-dip Sn—Zn coated steel sheet is provided which can include pre-coating a Fe—Ni alloy containing between about 10 to 80 mass % of Ni, and a remainder being Fe on a steel sheet, immersing the steel sheet into a Sn—Zn hot-dip coating bath so as to form a hot-dip coating layer on the steel sheet, cooling the hot-dip coating layer at a cooling rate of about 10° C./sec to about 30° C./sec so as to obtain a hot-dip Sn—Zn coated steel sheet, measuring a differential scanning calorimetric curve of the hot-dip Sn—Zn coated steel sheet by a differential scanning calorimetry, and distinguishing whether the hot-dip Sn—Zn coated steel sheet has an objective microstructure by the measured differential scanning calorimetric curve.06-17-2010
20090155452THIN FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A thin film deposition apparatus including a substrate mounting error detector, a chamber and a substrate support positioned in the chamber. The substrate support is configured to support a substrate. The substrate mounting error detector includes: a light source configured to provide a light beam to the substrate, such that the substrate reflects the light beam; a collimator configured to selectively pass at least a portion of the light beam reflected by the substrate; and an optical sensor configured to detect the at least a portion of the reflected light beam passed by the collimator. The detector is positioned and oriented to detect substrate position on a lowered support prior to raising the support into contact with an upper cover of a clamshell reactor arrangement. This configuration allows a thin film deposition process only if the substrate is correctly mounted on the substrate support. Thus, abnormal deposition due to a substrate mounting error is prevented in advance.06-18-2009
20090155450Method for manufacturing a stable freestanding pure water film - The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a stable freestanding pure water film. More specifically, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing a stable freestanding pure water film by X-ray bombardment of a small pure water volume in a capillary tube, the X-ray bombardment evaporating the pure water volume to be a pure water thin film and at the same time charging the surface of the pure water thin film to be stabilized electrically.06-18-2009
20100104738PLATING PRETREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTI-CYLINDER BLOCK - A plating pretreatment apparatus for a multi-cylinder block includes a plurality of cylinders that performs a plating pretreatment of a cylinder inner wall surface of each of the cylinders using an electrode disposed so as to oppose to the cylinder inner wall surface by sealing one end of the cylinder inner wall surface and introducing a treatment liquid to the cylinder inner wall surface. In such plating pretreatment apparatus, at least one of a power supply device that supplies electricity to the cylinder block and the electrode and a liquid feed pump that feeds the treatment liquid into a gap between the cylinder inner wall surface and the electrode is provided for each of the cylinders.04-29-2010
20100104736METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED APPLICATION OF HARDFACING MATERIAL TO DRILL BITS - A system and method for the automated or “robotic” application of hardfacing to a surface of a drill bit.04-29-2010
20100104735Method for manufacturing a one-dimensional nano-structure-based device - A method for manufacturing a one-dimensional nano-structure-based device includes the steps of preparing a solution (04-29-2010
20100040768Temperature controlled hot edge ring assembly - A temperature-controlled hot edge ring assembly adapted to surround a semiconductor substrate supported in a plasma reaction chamber is provided. A substrate support with an annular support surface surrounds a substrate support surface. A radio-frequency (RF) coupling ring overlies the annular support surface. A lower gasket is between the annular support surface and the RF coupling ring. The lower gasket is thermally and electrically conductive. A hot edge ring overlies the RF coupling ring. The substrate support is adapted to support a substrate such that an outer edge of the substrate overhangs the hot edge ring. An upper thermally conductive medium is between the hot edge ring and the RF coupling ring. The hot edge ring, RF coupling ring and annular support surface can be mechanically clamped. A heating element can be embedded in the RF coupling ring.02-18-2010
20130040045APPARATUS FOR SLOT DIE SETUP AND CONTROL DURING COATING - The invention relates generally to an apparatus and method that enables a very accurate initial setup of the coating gap for slot die coater and subsequent control of the coating gap during coating operations such that web splices and web defects do not interrupt the coating process. An highly accurate initial set up is achieved via the use of a tapered or wedge-shaped adjustment member mounted perpendicular to the axis of travel of the coating head where the movement of this tapered or wedge-shaped adjustment member in a direction perpendicular to the axis of travel of the slot die housing adjusts the coating gap in increments on the order of ten microns. Substrate splices and defects are detected prior to reaching the coating position such that a feed-forward controller is able to momentarily retract the coating head both avoiding slot die damage and avoiding interruption of the coating process, yet the apparatus is able to return the coating head, with high precision, to its prior position once the splice or defect has passed.02-14-2013
20130089656DIRECT DISPENSE DEVICE AND METHOD - A system for dispensing a viscous material includes a motion system for controlling movement of a dispensing tip within a dispensing region and delivering a viscous material at a controlled flow rate in coordination with the dispensing tip movement in order to deliver a predetermined amount of the viscous material to predetermined positions within the dispensing region. A dispensing tip in fluid communication with a pump for use with the system includes outer and inner housings and outlet holes within a space between them. A contact element within the inner housing is capable of contacting a suitable surface for dispensing viscous material. In some embodiments, a face of the outer housing located a fixed distance from an apex of the contact element maintains a uniform thickness during dispensing. A method of using the system includes controlling the movement of the dispensing tip and the flow rate of the viscous material.04-11-2013
20130089657DIRECT DISPENSE DEVICE AND METHOD - A system for dispensing a viscous material includes a motion system for controlling movement of a dispensing tip within a dispensing region and delivering a viscous material at a controlled flow rate in coordination with the movement of the dispensing tip to deliver a predetermined amount of the viscous material to predetermined positions within the dispensing region. A dispensing tip in fluid communication with a pump for use with the system includes outer and inner housings and outlet holes within a space between them. A contact element within the inner housing is capable of contacting a suitable surface for dispensing viscous material. In some embodiments, a face of the outer housing located a fixed distance from an apex of the contact element maintains a uniform thickness during dispensing. A method of using the system includes controlling the movement of the dispensing tip and the flow rate of the viscous material.04-11-2013
20090041925System and Method for Endpoint Detection of a Process in a Chamber - A system and method which implements a preferred embodiment of the present invention detects the endpoint of a process by monitoring changes in chamber pressure in real time. The endpoint of a process may be detected for processes that produce measurable changes in chamber pressure. For example, chemical reactions conducted within the chamber, such as during a cleaning process, may result in changes to chamber pressure. As the chamber is cleaned, the chamber pressure is maintained using an evacuation conductance modulating device, such as a throttle valve, to prevent gaseous by-products of the cleaning process from changing the chamber pressure. As the cleaning process progresses, less contaminants exist and less by-product evolves. As a result, if the throttle valve position is held constant, then variables, such as a decrease in the rate of change in chamber pressure, can be used to detect the endpoint of the process.02-12-2009
20130052334METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRINTING A MULTILAYER PATTERN - The present invention provides a control method and apparatus for printing a multilayer pattern on a substrate. In one embodiment, a method for printing a multilayer pattern includes a first printing operation comprising depositing a first patterned layer on a region of a surface of the substrate, a second printing operation comprising depositing a second patterned layer over the region of the surface or first patterned layer, and verifying the precision of the alignment of the second patterned layer relative to the first patterned layer. Verifying comprises acquiring a first optical image of the first patterned layer after the first printing operation, acquiring a second optical image of the second patterned layer after the second printing operation, and determining the position of the second patterned layer by performing an image subtraction process to form a first subtracted optical image and comparing the subtracted optical image with the first image.02-28-2013
20130052333DEPOSITION SYSTEMS HAVING REACTION CHAMBERS CONFIGURED FOR IN-SITU METROLOGY AND RELATED METHODS - Deposition systems include a reaction chamber, at least one thermal radiation emitter for heating matter within the reaction chamber, and at least one metrology device for detecting and/or measuring a characteristic of a workpiece substrate in situ within the reaction chamber. One or more chamber walls may be transparent to the thermal radiation and to radiation signals to be received by the metrology device, so as to allow the radiation to pass into and out from the reaction chamber, respectively. At least one volume of opaque material is located to shield a sensor of the metrology device from at least some of the thermal radiation. Methods of forming a deposition system include providing such a volume of opaque material at a location shielding the sensor from the thermal radiation. Methods of using a deposition system include shielding the sensor from at least some of the thermal radiation.02-28-2013
20110008530SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FORM AND HEAT-TREAT A METAL PART - A system and method for direct manufacturing and stress relieving a metal part without removing the metal part from a vacuumed chamber. The system may comprise the chamber, a wire feeder for depositing a metal wire onto a metal plate, an electron beam (EB) source for providing an electron beam to melt the metal wire during deposition, and a current-providing apparatus for joule heating the metal plate to provide heat treatment to the metal part. The method may comprise depositing the metal wire onto the metal plate within the vacuumed chamber, then providing intermediate stress relief after a portion of the metal wire is deposited onto the metal plate by applying an electrical current to the metal part. The electron beam may also be set at a temperature below a melting point of a particular metal of the metal part for relieving stress in the metal part.01-13-2011
20100136215METHOD FOR FORMING FERRITE FILM ONTO SURFACE OF STRUCTURAL MEMBER COMPOSING PLANT, FERRITE FILM FORMATION APPARATUS AND QUARTZ CRYSTAL ELECTRODE APPARATUS - A method for forming a ferrite film onto surface of structural member composing a plant, comprises steps of forming a ferrite film onto the wetted surface of the structural member by making contact with a film forming solution containing iron (II) ions, an oxidant for oxidizing the iron (II) ions, and a pH adjustment agent; measuring the amount of the formed ferrite film; and determining completion of the ferrite film formation based on the measured amount of the formed ferrite film. The method for forming the ferrite film onto the surface of the structural member, can shorten the time required for completing the ferrite film forming operations.06-03-2010
20090304906EVAPORATING APPARATUS, APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING EVAPORATING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EVAPORATING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR USING EVAPORATING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BLOWING PORT - An evaporating apparatus 12-10-2009
20090041927APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY COATING AND MEASURING PARTS - An apparatus and method for simultaneously coating and measuring a part including a part support, a sprayer, a part measurer including a digital camera and a display device, all of which are positioned adjacent to the part support. The sprayer applies a coating to a section of the part while the part measurer continuously measures at least two dimensions of the section. The digital camera takes at least one picture of the entire section of the part while the part is being coated and enables a user to accurately determine the cross section of the part to the optimum finished part configuration and size and also detect defects, blemishes or coating irregularities formed on the section. The apparatus and method of the present invention significantly reduces the margin of error related to the application of coatings to parts, the number of defective parts and increases the overall efficiency.02-12-2009
20090041926COATING AND DEVELOPING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - With regard to a group of substrates preceding a substrate of which residence time is under calculation, a time t02-12-2009
20090110803Control function and display for controlling spray gun - Control method and apparatus for a manual spray gun includes display that is disposed on the spray gun and that provides information to an operator about one or more coating operation parameters. An auxiliary trigger may be used that enables an operator to make selections or changes of one or more coating operation parameters. The display and auxiliary trigger together permit an operator to make selections or changes without having to divert attention or field of view away from the spray gun or the coating area, especially during a coating operation. The display may include numeric information, for example, data relating to a coating function being displayed.04-30-2009
20130071551COATING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A coating process and apparatus; the apparatus including a unit for forming a mixture that includes at least one precursor of a surface reaction, a unit for atomizing the mixture into droplets, a unit for transporting the droplets of mixture towards a surface of a substrate to be coated with the surface reaction. The unit for forming a mixture are adjusted to mix to the mixture a liquid carrier substance, which is not a precursor of the surface reaction, and the boiling point of which in the defined process space is lower than the boiling point of the precursor of the surface reaction. The proposed arrangement improves both speed and quality of the coating process.03-21-2013
20090092741METHOD FOR FORMING FILM AND FILM FORMING SYSTEM - The present claimed invention is a film forming system 04-09-2009
20110039017METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM - The present invention provides a thin film manufacturing method for improving a production volume by predicting expansion of a hole defect or a crack on a substrate and preventing the substrate from tearing. The thin film manufacturing method includes the steps of: depositing a deposition material on a surface of the substrate in a deposition region to form a thin film while carrying out take-up travel of the substrate between a first roll and a second roll; irradiating a predetermined portion of the surface of the substrate with an electromagnetic wave or a particle beam at a location in front of the deposition region and/or a location behind the deposition region between the first roll and the second roll and detecting the electromagnetic wave or particle beam, which has been transmitted through the substrate or reflected by the substrate; storing information regarding the detected electromagnetic wave or particle beam and the predetermined portion; determining based on the detected electromagnetic wave or particle beam whether or not a defect of the substrate at the predetermined portion is increasing; and carrying out an operation of preventing the substrate from tearing, in accordance with a determination result of the determining step.02-17-2011
20110039015Control of a Coating Process - Devices, systems and methods for controlling the coating of a sample are disclosed. The exemplary system may have a manufacturing device for providing a sample with one or more sample characteristics associated with one or more coating characteristics. The exemplary system may have a sample sensor for determining the one or more sample characteristics and a manufacturing controller for controlling the manufacturing device and controlling the one or more characteristics of the sample provided by the manufacturing device based on the determined one or more sample characteristics. The exemplary system may also have a coating device for providing coating to the sample with the one or more coating characteristics; a coating sensor for determining the one or more coating characteristics; and a coating controller for controlling the coating device and controlling the one or more characteristics of the coating provided by the coating device based on the determined one or more coating characteristics.02-17-2011
20110014354ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE IN FAILURE ANALYSIS - Thermally curable adhesive compositions and method for failure analysis in micro-fluid ejections heads. The adhesive composition may be provided by a composition including from about 50.0 to about 95.0 percent by weight of at least one cross-linkable resin, from about 0.1 to about 30.0 percent by weight of at least one thermal curative agent, and from about 0.0 to about 5.0 percent by weight filler, from about 0.1 to about 10.0 percent by weight fluorescent pigment. Upon curing, the adhesive composition exhibits a relatively low shear modulus.01-20-2011
20090269483METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND CONTROL OF PLATES FOR ELECTRONICS AND RELATED APPARATUS - A method for the production and control of plates for electronics comprising a first step in which a plate is positioned, by means of positioning means, in a loading station; a second step in which the plate is disposed in a deposition station associated with a unit for depositing metal, or other material, in which the metal is deposited on the plate, in order to generate on the plates metal tracks, according to a pre-determined and desired topological disposition; a third step in which the plate is disposed in an exit station and a detection means is activated so as to detect the presence of defects in the plate; and a fourth step in which the plate is discharged from the exit station. In the first step the detection means is activated to identify defects in the plate disposed in the loading station. In the second step the deposition unit is activated in order to deposit the metal on the plate when in the first step the detection means has not detected any defect in the plate.10-29-2009
20120225189MODULAR PAINT LINE AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREFOR - A paint line includes a plurality of modular manufacturing stations positioned in series and defining a forward transport direction. Each modular manufacturing station includes an article transportation device for moving at least one carrier through the modular manufacturing station. At least one of the modular manufacturing stations includes a piece of paint application equipment. A control system is in communication with each article transportation device and configured to independently move the carrier of each modular manufacturing station according to a unique operation pattern. The control system is also configured to index the carrier of each modular manufacturing station as the carrier traverses to a contiguous modular manufacturing station.09-06-2012
20120225187Epoxy resin curing indicator composition - Compositions comprising at least one epoxy resin and/or reactive diluents, at least one hardener for the at least one epoxy resin, at least one curing indicator, wherein the colour of the composition changes depending on the curing degree, a process for determining sufficient cure of a composition comprising providing a composition comprising at least one epoxy resin and a hardener for the epoxy resin, adding a curing indicator, applying curing conditions to the coloured composition until the composition changes its colour and use of polymeric colourants as curing degree indicator, wherein the curing indicator is a polymeric colourant consisting of chromophores which are chemically bound to polymers having reactive groups.09-06-2012
20130064967LIQUID ADHESIVE BOUNDARY CONTROL - A system for controlling a boundary of spreading liquid adhesive on a surface is disclosed. The system includes one or more ultra-violet (UV) sources configurable to emit UV light onto the liquid adhesive; and a control circuit coupled to the one or more UV sources and configured to control the one or more UV sources to selectively apply the UV light at selected locations on the liquid adhesive to cure the adhesive and prevent its further spread at those locations.03-14-2013
20130064968Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Coating Head, and a Coating Head - A method and apparatus are described for controlling a coating head, which exerts a nip pressure to a fibrous web to be coated while the fibrous web is supported by a backing roll. An output signal of a sensor integrated within the backing roll is read, thus producing a measured indication of the nip pressure. A number of actuator control values are derived at least partly from said measured indication of the nip pressure. Said actuator control values are delivered as commands to a number of respective actuators that contribute to creating the nip pressure, to control an amount of a coating substance on the fibrous web in the coating head.03-14-2013
20110045166HYDROPHOBICIZING APPARATUS, HYDROPHOBICIZING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The hydrophobicizing apparatus includes a vaporizing surface forming member of which surface is located in a vaporizing room; a vaporizing surface heating unit that heats the vaporizing surface forming member; a liquid chemical supply port that supplies a liquid chemical for a hydrophobicizing process on the surface of the vaporizing surface forming member; a gas inlet port that introduces a carrier gas into the vaporizing room; an outlet port that supplies a hydrophobicizing gas vaporized in the vaporizing room; and a processing chamber that performs the hydrophobicizing process on a substrate accommodated therein by the hydrophobicizing gas supplied through the outlet port. With this configuration, the hydrophobicizing gas of a high concentration can be supplied onto the substrate. Further, since the stored liquid chemical is not in contact with the carrier gas when a process is not being performed, degradation of the liquid chemical is suppressed.02-24-2011
20090232965Method and apparatus for producing aligned carbon nanotube aggregate - The present invention provides a method and an apparatus capable of mass-producing an aligned CNT aggregate of a desired height through automatic control of a CVD apparatus according to a growth height of the aligned CNT aggregate. According to the present invention, an aligned carbon nanotube aggregate growing on a substrate is irradiated with a parallel ray, and the size of a resulting shadow is measured with a measurement section using a telecentric optical system, which acts as if it has an infinite focal length, so as to detect, in real time, a growth height of the aligned carbon nanotube aggregate being synthesized, and the synthesis of the aligned carbon nanotube aggregate is terminated when the growth height of the aligned carbon nanotube aggregate reaches a predetermined state.09-17-2009
20090232966Stamp Usage To Enhance Surface Layer Functionalization And Selectivity - This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for using a stamp to enhance selectivity between surface layers of a substrate, and to facilitate functionalizing selected layers. An array of flat stamps may be used to concurrently stamp multiple regions of a substrate to transfer one or more substances to the topmost layer or layers of the substrate. If desired, the affected regions of the substrate may be isolated from each other through the use of a reactor plate that, when clamped to the substrate's surface, forms reaction wells in the area of stamping. The stamp area can, if desired, be configured for stamping the substrate after the reactor plate has been fitted, with the individual stamps sized and arranged in a manner that permits stamping within each reaction well. If applied in a combinatorial process, a robotic process may be used to transfer multiple combinations of contact substances and processing chemicals to each reaction well to perform many concurrent processes upon a single substrate (e.g., a single coupon). The methods, devices and systems provided facilitate semiconductor design, optimization and qualification, and may be adapted to production manufacturing.09-17-2009
20090047415METHOD FOR MOUNTING PROTECTIVE FILM ONTO GLASS - A method for mounting a protective film (02-19-2009
20120114833FILM FORMATION APPARATUS AND FILM FORMATION METHOD - A film formation apparatus includes a film formation source, a quartz oscillator for measurement, and a quartz oscillator for calibration. When a thin film is formed on an object, a film forming material is heated in the source to release vapors thereof. The quartz oscillator for measurement measures the amount of the film forming material formed on the object, while the quartz oscillator for calibration calibrates the quartz oscillator for measurement. A moving part for moving the film formation source between a predetermined film formation waiting position and a predetermined film forming position with respect to the film formation object is further provided, the moving part holds the quartz oscillator for measurement so that its relative position with respect to the film formation source is maintained, and the quartz oscillator for calibration is provided above the moving part when the moving part is at the film formation waiting position.05-10-2012
20090011119DROPLET JETTING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A droplet jetting apparatus includes an actuator becoming deformed by a voltage application; an elastic body adhered to the actuator and becoming deformed in response to a deformation of the actuator; an ink chamber filled with ink, jetting a droplet of the ink in response to a deformation of the elastic body; a voltage information acquirer acquiring a voltage information of the actuator; and a sense/decider sensing at least any of an abnormality in the ink chamber, a failure of the actuator, and a defective adhesion between the actuator and the elastic body based on the voltage information, and deciding whether or not the ink is being jetted normally.01-08-2009
20090252862Method for producing optical element having multi-layered film - A method for producing an optical element, in which a multi-layered film is provided on a plastic substrate, having a resistance against lights in a wavelength range of 300 nm to 450 nm, is provided. The method for producing the optical element according to the invention, is an method for producing an optical element having a multi-layered film in which a layer made of a low-refractive-index material and a layer made of a high-refractive-index material are alternately formed on a plastic substrate, the optical element being used for light in a wavelength range of 300 nm to 450 nm. The optical element producing method includes the steps of forming alternately the layer made of the low-refractive-index material and the layer made of the high-refractive-index material on the plastic substrate to produce the optical element while plasma or ionized gas is generated by a generation source in forming at least the layer made of the high-refractive-index material under a predetermined producing conditions; measuring an oxygen permeability coefficient of the produced optical element; and changing one of an output of the generation source, an ambient gas pressure in forming the layer made of the low-refractive-index material, and an ambient gas pressure in forming the layer made of the high-refractive-index material among the predetermined producing conditions when the oxygen permeability coefficient of the produced optical element is more than 30 cm10-08-2009
20130164436THIN FILM MANUFACTURING APPARATUS, THIN FILM MANUFACTURING METHOD, LIQUID DROPLET EJECTING HEAD, AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS - A thin film manufacturing apparatus is disclosed, including a liquid ejecting unit which ejects a liquid onto an object on which a film is to be formed and which forms a coating film; a first laser irradiating unit which continuously irradiates a laser light onto the coating film and which evaporates a solvent of the coating film; and a second laser irradiating unit which irradiates a laser light pulse onto the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated and which crystallizes the coating film of which the solvent is evaporated.06-27-2013
20090098276MULTI-GAS STRAIGHT CHANNEL SHOWERHEAD - A method and apparatus that may be utilized for chemical vapor deposition and/or hydride vapor phase epitaxial (HVPE) deposition are provided. In one embodiment, a metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) process is used to deposit a Group III-nitride film on a plurality of substrates. A Group III precursor, such as trimethyl gallium, trimethyl aluminum or trimethyl indium and a nitrogen-containing precursor, such as ammonia, are delivered to a plurality of straight channels which isolate the precursor gases. The precursor gases are injected into mixing channels where the gases are mixed before entering a processing volume containing the substrates. Heat exchanging channels are provided for temperature control of the mixing channels to prevent undesirable condensation and reaction of the precursors.04-16-2009
20100266748METHOD FOR PREPARING A DEPOSITION FROM A VAPOUR - The invention is directed to a method for preparing a deposition on a substrate and to a method for manufacturing an electronic or optoelectronic device. The method of the invention comprises —providing an anode comprising electrolytically ionisable material and a cathode both in contact with an electrically conductive liquid, comprising anions capable of forming a molecule with the electrolytically ionised material; —electrolytically oxidising the ionisable material under formation of cations that dissolve in the liquid; —evaporating the molecules formed from the cations and the anions from the liquid; and —depositing the molecules on the substrate.10-21-2010
20110300289COATING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ORGANIC EL DISPLAY - A coating method in which ink droplets containing functional material are ejected through nozzles on a substrate having a plurality of pixel regions and lyophobic portions adjacent to the respective pixel regions, to form a functional layer in each of the pixel regions includes: landing an ink droplet on a first pixel region and on a first lyophobic portion adjacent to the first pixel region; measuring a deviation of a landing position of the ink droplet on the first lyophobic portion from a set ink landing position; and ejecting an ink droplet on a second pixel region of the substrate while correcting the timing of ink ejection through the nozzles based on the deviation.12-08-2011
20090274828Photoresist-coating and photoresist-coating method using the same - A photoresist-coating apparatus includes a substrate on which a particle-detecting area and an invalid particle-detecting area are defined, a nozzle discharging photoresist to the substrate and moving along a direction, and a particle-detecting sensor controlling on and off of the nozzle in the particle-detecting area according to presence of particles, wherein in the invalid particle-detecting area, the nozzle operates independently from detection of the particle-detecting sensor.11-05-2009
20100209592LIQUID ADHESIVE DISPENSING SYSTEM - A liquid adhesive dispensing system operable for more uniformly applying liquid adhesive foam onto moving substrates, notwithstanding changes in line speed, adhesive liquid flow rates, or foaming/atomizing air pressures. The illustrated liquid adhesive system includes a header having a plurality of air atomizing spray guns; the spray guns each having a respective variable speed positive displacement pump for directing a metered quantity of liquid adhesive from a liquid adhesive supply to the respective spray gun; and a control for controlling the operating speed of the positive displacement pumps in relation to the speed of the moving substrate and the foaming/atomizing air pressure to the spray guns in relation to the operating speed of the positive displacement pumps. The control further is operable for monitoring pressures across the positive displacement pumps for insuring the accurate direction of metered quantities of liquid to the spray guns. The spray guns are adapted for enhanced liquid adhesive foaming and atomization, and the header is convertible into a closed housing structure effective for containing cleaning and purge liquids during an automatically operable cleaning cycle of operation.08-19-2010
20110287172SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL DEVICE THEREOF, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A process gas supply cycle pattern that will adversely affect the result of processing is changed beforehand. Based on information supplied from a setting input section, a pattern computation section obtains the result of computation of a process gas supply cycle pattern that includes a rotation cycle of a substrate rotation mechanism, a supply cycle of a process gas, a supply time of the process gas, and a supply count of the process gas. Based on information supplied from the setting input section, a simulator simulates the shape of a supply region of the process gas to be supplied onto a substrate. A comparison section compares the result of computation of the process gas supply cycle pattern determined by the pattern computation section against the result of referencing of a process gas supply cycle pattern that adversely affects the result of processing and is obtained from a storage section.11-24-2011
20110287171ACTIVE MATERIAL COATING APPARATUS AND COATING METHOD USING THE SAME - The present invention provides an active material coating apparatus to form an active material layer having a uniform thickness in a width direction of a substrate when forming the active material layer on a substrate.11-24-2011
20100034961PHOTOSTABILIZED TIME TEMPERATURE INDICATOR - The present invention relates to time-temperature indicator (TTI) systems comprising spiropyran indicator of formula (I) wherein R02-11-2010
20110268869IMPRINT LITHOGRAPHY - An imprint lithography apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a substrate table configured to support a lithographic substrate and a plurality of nozzles arranged to eject fluid onto the lithographic substrate, the plurality of nozzles extending over a distance which is substantially equal to or greater than a width of the substrate, wherein the nozzles, the lithographic substrate, or both, are moveable relative to the other.11-03-2011
20090169718UNIT AND METHOD FOR PREPARING AN OPENING DEVICE FOR GLUING TO A RESPECTIVE SEALED PACKAGE OF A POURABLE FOOD PRODUCT - A unit for preparing an opening device for gluing to a respective sealed package of a pourable food product includes a conveyor for feeding the opening device along a predetermined path, a dispenser for depositing a layer of adhesive onto a portion of the opening device to be applied to a corresponding package; and a monitor for identifying, on the opening device, the position of the layer of adhesive with respect to the adhesive-receiving portion, and which generate a signal associated with the shape of the identified layer.07-02-2009
20110262622COATING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED COATING METHOD - Exemplary coating devices and exemplary coating methods for coating components with a coating agent, e.g., for painting motor vehicle body components with a paint, are disclosed. An exemplary coating device comprises an application device that applies the coating agent. The application device may include a paint head that discharges the coating agent out of at least one coating agent nozzle.10-27-2011
20090169719METHOD FOR PRINTING HIGH QUALITY IMAGES ON CURVED SUBSTRATES - A method for printing on the curved surface of a three-dimensional (3-D) article, such as a plastic window. The printing method generally comprises generating a 3-D surface with the desired image; defining print head paths; calculating imaginary, two-dimensional printing surfaces; projecting the desired image onto the imaginary, two-dimensional printing surfaces; inspecting and correcting for any missed portion of the projected image; calibrating and adjusting the projected image; and printing the projected image through the imaginary, two-dimensional printing surfaces, thereby, creating the desired image on the surface of the 3-D article.07-02-2009
20100124600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AND PASSIVATING DEFECTS IN THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS - The embodiments of the present invention provide a defect detection process and apparatus to detect defects in solar cell structures. During the process, an input signal from a signal source is applied to a top surface of a transparent conductive layer of a solar cell structure. In response to the input signal, an output signal is generated from a predetermined area of the top surface and detected by a defect detector. The output signal carrying the defect position information is transmitted to a computer and registered in a database. With the position information, an injector is driven to the defect location to apply an insulator to passivate the defect. A finger pattern layer may be formed over the predetermined area after completing the defect detection and passivation processes.05-20-2010
20080292781Method for Monitoring a Plasma, Device for Carrying Out this Method, Use of this Method for Depositing a Film Onto a Pet Hollow Body - The invention relates to a method for monitoring the composition of a plasma, this plasma being generated from determined precursors for depositing a film onto a polymer material. This method involves receiving light intensities emitted by the plasma and comprises: a step for selecting a first reference wavelength range that is selected within a plasma emission spectral region in which no significant signal of a parasitic chemical species can exist, i.e. which is not part of the determined precursors and which is thus normally not present in the plasma and whose presence in the plasma influences the nature of the deposited film; a step for selecting a second wavelength range which is selected within a plasma emission spectral region in which a significant signal of a parasitic chemical species is likely to exist; a step for simultaneously acquiring light intensities emitted by the plasma in each of the two selected wavelength ranges emitted by the plasma in each of the two selected wavelength ranges, and; a step for calculating, on the basis of these light intensities, at least one monitoring coefficient.11-27-2008
20080286442LIQUID MATERIAL DISCHARGE METHOD, WIRING SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING METHOD, COLOR FILTER MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ORGANIC EL ELEMENT MANUFACTURING METHOD - A liquid material discharge method includes positioning a substrate and a discharge head having a plurality of nozzles to face each other, discharging droplets of a liquid material including a functional material onto the substrate in synchronization with a primary scanning for moving the discharge head and the substrate in relative manner, and varying one of a discharge timing and a discharge rate for discharging the droplets from at least one of the nozzles based on landing position information of the droplets that are discharged from the nozzles.11-20-2008
20090311416METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MACHINING A PROFILE PATTERN IN CERAMIC COATING - A method of machining a profile pattern in a ceramic coating of a turbine shroud is provided and includes applying the ceramic coating substantially uniformly onto the turbine shroud, positioning a machining tool proximate the ceramic coating, and removing material from the ceramic coating by activating the machining tool to machine the ceramic coating and by moving the machining tool across the ceramic coating in a movement pattern that generally corresponds to the profile pattern.12-17-2009
20120141657APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE TRACK OF A GRANULE-COATED SHEET - A method for adjusting the track of a granule-coated sheet includes moving a granule-coated sheet around a drum. The granule-coated sheet includes first granules. A track of the granule-coated sheet is sensed at the drum. A first signal is generated when the granule-coated sheet has moved off a pre-designated track. Second granules are applied to a lane portion of the granule-coated sheet prior to the drum in response to the first signal. The second granules make the granule-coated sheet thicker in the lane portion relative to a thickness of the granule-coated sheet outside the lane portion.06-07-2012
20100086670SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A substrate processing method includes performing a deposition process of depositing a thin film on the substrate while depressurizing the inside of the processing chamber and introducing the gas thereinto; and, while the deposition process is being performed, irradiating light, which is transmitted through a monitoring window installed at the processing chamber, toward the inside of the processing chamber through the monitoring window, and monitoring a reflection light intensity of reflection light by receiving the reflection light through the monitoring window. The substrate processing method further includes measuring a temporal variation in the reflection light intensity during the deposition process and calculating a termination time of the deposition process based on a measurement value of the temporal variation; and terminating the deposition process by setting the termination time as an end point of the deposition process.04-08-2010
20090087542FILM POSITION ADJUSTING METHOD, MEMORY MEDIUM AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM - A substrate processing system includes a processing chamber 04-02-2009
20090304905Coating for Sensing Thermal and Impact Damage - Coating compositions containing resins with dispersed nanoparticle precursors and methods for using said coatings as visual indicators of thermal and impact damage. The nanoparticle precursor/resin system reduces the nanoparticle precursor to its nanoparticle state when subjected to heat and/or physically impacted. The nanoparticles formed impart a color upon the coating at the point of exposure due to surface plasmon resonance. Microencapsulated leuco dyes are utilized to impart color when the coating is struck. The dye within the microcapsule is released as the microcapsule wall bursts or melts. Solubillizing agents can be utilized to improve the solubility of the nanoparticle precursor in the resin.12-10-2009
20100098835Compensation of Actinic Radiation Intensity Profiles for Three-Dimensional Modelers - There is provided methods and apparatus for compensation of intensity profiles of imagers used in three-dimensional modelers. The intensity profile of the actinic radiation projected from the imager is determined by a variety of techniques, including but not limited to manually operated sensors, exposed and scanned actinic radiation-sensitive paper, and intensity profilers. Once the intensity profile of the imager is determined, each layer of the solidifiable liquid material is cured by projecting a plurality of patterns (as opposed to a single pattern) defining the two-dimensional cross-section of the part being cured. The patterns vary in duration, number, and/or shape to correlate to the intensity profile so that a single layer of selectively cured solidifiable liquid material is cured with a substantially equivalent (or otherwise controlled) amount of actinic radiation per unit of surface area to provide generally controlled and consistent part quality.04-22-2010
20090258134METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THIN-FILM FORMING VELOCITY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN-FILM USING THE SAME AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING A THIN-FILM USING THE SAME - In a method for controlling thin-film forming velocity, a method for manufacturing a thin film and a system for manufacturing the thin film, the method for controlling the thin-film forming velocity includes measuring the thin-film forming velocity at a target substrate by sensing a depositing source gas generated from a depositing source part. Then, a distance between the depositing source part and the target substrate is controlled so that the thin-film forming velocity substantially equals a predetermined thin-film forming velocity. Accordingly, the thin-film forming velocity is controlled by changing the distance between the depositing source part and the target substrate, so that time spent in controlling the thin-film forming velocity may be decreased.10-15-2009
20090238950Dispenser for liquid crystal display panel and method for controlling gap between substrate and nozzle using the same - A dispenser for a liquid crystal display panel includes a syringe having a nozzle provided at an end thereof, a body in which the syringe is mounted, a vertical driving stepping motor for moving the body in a vertical direction, a first sensor for detecting whether the nozzle of the syringe is in contact with a substrate, a second sensor for detecting a gap distance between the nozzle and the substrate, and a main unit for controlling the vertical driving stepping motor in response to an output from the second sensor to obtain a desired gap distance between the nozzle and the substrate.09-24-2009
20100086669METHOD FOR ACCELERATED DRYING OF POLYMERS AND DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for accelerated drying of at least one polymer which is located at least partially on a component, in particular at least a layer of paint and/or a sealing agent which is applied to an aircraft component in particular with a different material composition, involving the following steps of: 04-08-2010
20120107486SEALANT COATING DEVICE AND DISPENSING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a sealant coating device having a sealant receiving chamber and a nozzle formed on a lower portion of the sealant receiving chamber. The sealant coating device further has a heating device, and the heating device is installed around the sealant receiving chamber for heating a sealant material filled in the sealant receiving chamber. The present invention further provides a dispensing method of the sealant coating device, which has the following steps of: obtaining time during the sealant material stays in the sealant receiving chamber; calculating a target temperature of the sealant material according to the obtained time and a desired sealant viscosity value; heating the sealant material to the target temperature. The advantages of the present invention are to use the heating device to lower the sealant viscosity based on the characteristic of the sealant viscosity varied with the temperature. In a case that the sealant material stays in the sealant receiving chamber a period of time to cause the raise of the sealant viscosity, the heating device can be automatically started to lower the actual sealant viscosity to constantly keep in the desired sealant viscosity.05-03-2012
20090162533METHODS ALLOWING FOR IMPROVED INSPECTION OF COMPONENTS HAVING A BARRIER COATING - Methods allowing for improved inspection of components having a barrier coating involving providing a component, and applying a barrier coating having at least one layer to the component where the layer of the barrier coating comprises a taggant.06-25-2009
20100098836METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING SILANE DEPOSITION - A silane deposition monitoring system includes a plasma processing vessel, a silane deposition sensor and a plasma field receptor. A method of monitoring silane deposition in a plasma processing apparatus includes placing the silane deposition sensor within a processing vessel in proximity with the plasma field receptor and optically assessing the silane deposition sensor for silane during or following plasma silanization.04-22-2010
20090047416Method for forming thin films and apparatus therefor - A vapor deposition process for depositing TiO2 and a vapor desposition process for depositing SiO2 are alternately repeated in a multi-layer film forming process. A refractive index that a thin film formed by each vapor depositing will provide is individually determined prior to each relative vapor depositing, and vapor deposition control data is prepared based on such a refractive index. Each vapor deposition is controlled by using a relative vapor deposition control data thus prepared. Therefore, each vapor deposition process can be accurately controlled according to the refractive index of a thin film even if repeated vapor deposition processes change the refractive index. Accordingly, a multilayer film having desired optical characteristics can be formed.02-19-2009
20110200739Method for Testing the Quality of a Metallic Coating - A method and a device for determining a quality of a metallic surface of a metallic substrate, for example a steel or steel alloy substrate, are provided. The device includes a mould, a sheet holder and a die, with which the metallic substrate is formed to produce a drawn test surface. The method and device are used to test the quality of the metallic surface of a metallic coating with a view to a later utilization, especially with a view to a later forming, wherein the metallic substrate is formed at least in-an area of a test surface, wherein a main and an additional shape change of the metallic substrate in the area of the test surface assume predetermined values that are related to the later utilization of the metallic substrate, and wherein the quality of the metallic surface is tested on the test surface after forming.08-18-2011
20100124601PATTERN FORMATION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A pattern forming method includes calculating amount of curable resin to be formed on a substrate, forming curable resin having the calculated amount on the substrate, filling a pattern of the template with the curable resin on the substrate by contacting the template with the curable resin on the substrate, curing the curable resin with the template being contacted with the curable resin, forming a pattern in the cured curable resin, which includes separating the template from the cured curable resin, and forming a pattern on the substrate based on the pattern formed in the curable resin, wherein the calculating the amount of curable resin to be formed on the substrate is performed based on a relationship between density or shape of a pattern to be formed on the template and filling time for filling the pattern to be formed on the template with the curable resin.05-20-2010
20090291198COATING TREATMENT METHOD, COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COATING TREATMENT APPARATUS - The present invention is a coating treatment method of applying a coating solution containing an organic solvent onto a substrate, the method including: a first step of supplying a treatment solution having a first surface tension to a central portion of the substrate; a second step of supplying a solvent for the coating solution to a central portion of the treatment solution supplied in the first step, the solvent having a second surface tension lower than the first surface tension; and a third step of supplying the coating solution to a central portion of the solvent supplied in the second step while rotating the substrate to diffuse the treatment solution and the solvent on the substrate to thereby diffuse the coating solution on an entire surface of the substrate.11-26-2009
20090104341Method and Arrangement in Coating Line - The invention relates to a method and an arrangement in a coating line, in which a fibre (04-23-2009
20110268868Imaging Systems Having Ray Corrector, And Associated Methods - In an embodiment, a method forms a lens with wavefront coding. The method includes positioning a lens in a mold; and curing material onto a surface of the lens to form an aspheric surface of the lens with wavefront coding. In another embodiment, a system for fabricating and evaluating a modified lens includes a collar for holding an initial lens, the initial lens having a front surface and a rear surface, a pin having a surface for molding a moldable material onto the front surface of the initial lens, to form the modified lens, an image forming arrangement; and a test object to be imaged by the modified lens and the image forming arrangement.11-03-2011
20100278999PLASMA PROCESS APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESS METHOD - A disclosed plasma process apparatus is disclosed that applies a plasma process to an object to be processed, including a cylindrical processing container configured to be evacuatable to vacuum, a holding unit configured to hold plural objects to be processed and inserted into and to be extracted from the cylindrical processing container, a gas supplying unit configured to supply a gas into the processing container, an activating unit configured to be located along a longitudinal direction of the processing container and to activate the gas by plasma generated by a high frequency power, a cylindrical shield cover configured to surround a periphery of the processing container and to be connected to ground for shielding from high frequency, and a cooling device configured to cause the cooling gas to flow through a space between the cylindrical shield cover and the cylindrical processing container during the plasma process.11-04-2010
20110206829COMPOSITION FOR STRIPPING AND STRIPPING METHOD - The present invention provides a stripping composition and a stripping method capable of easily stripping a color resist or an organic insulating film formed on a substrate to reuse the substrate when defects are found during a process of forming the color filter or organic insulating film on the substrate. In one embodiment, the stripping composition includes about 0.5 to about 45 wt % of hydroxide compound, about 10 to about 89 wt % of alkyleneglycolalkylether compound, about 5 to about 45 wt % of alkanolamine compound, and about 0.01 to about 5 wt % of inorganic salt compound. Advantageously, the stripping process can be performed without damaging a thin film transistor of a bottom substrate while removing the color resist or organic insulating film.08-25-2011
20080241354APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CURING A LAYER BY MONITORING GAS SPECIES EVOLVED DURING BAKING - A heat treatment apparatus and method for curing a layer of a processable material on a substrate. The apparatus includes a residual gas analyzer that communicates with a process space in which the layer is heated to cure the processable material. A controller, which is electrically connected to the residual gas analyzer, is operable to adjust a bake time for the layer in relation to a concentration of a gas species evolved from the processable material.10-02-2008
20090169720VACUUM VAPOR DESPOSITION APPARATUS - A crucible is a monolithic structure extending over an entire area of a vaporizing chamber and has at least one slit groove provided in the upper surface thereof. The at least one slit groove has a length from one end of the upper surface of the crucible to other end thereof. The at least one slit groove is used as a portion for containing the evaporation material (dopant material or the like). Alternatively, a crucible is a monolithic structure extending over the entire area of the vaporizing chamber and has a plurality of holes provided in the upper surface thereof. The holes are used as portions for containing the evaporation material. Further, the crucible is divided into a plurality of regions, and individual electric heaters are provided under the lower surface of the crucible for the respective regions, whereby temperature can be individually controlled for the respective regions by the electric heaters.07-02-2009
20090169717Liquid crystal depositing device and method - Liquid crystal depositing devices and methods that monitor the amount of the liquid crystal available for dispensing and supplement the liquid crystal when the device detects that the amount available is running low. One exemplary liquid crystal depositing device includes a liquid crystal dispensing container, a liquid crystal nozzle, a liquid crystal sensor, and a liquid crystal supplementing container. The liquid crystal nozzle deposits the liquid crystal from said liquid crystal container to the liquid crystal display substrate. The liquid crystal sensor is configured to monitor an amount of liquid crystal inside the liquid crystal dispensing container. The liquid crystal supplementing container is configured to supply liquid crystal to the liquid crystal dispensing container when the liquid crystal sensor detects that the amount of liquid crystal in the dispensing container has fallen below a predetermined amount. In one exemplary method, a detected amount of liquid crystal in a liquid crystal dispensing container is compared to a predetermined sufficient liquid crystal amount. The liquid crystal in the liquid dispensing crystal container is supplemented when the liquid crystal amount in the liquid crystal dispensing container is below the predetermined sufficient liquid crystal amount. The liquid crystal is deposited onto a liquid crystal display substrate when the liquid crystal amount in the liquid crystal dispensing container is above the predetermined sufficient liquid crystal amount.07-02-2009
20120295013ELECTROLESS PLATING APPARATUS, METHOD OF ELECTROLESS PLATING, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - An electroless plating solution is accommodated in a plating tank of an electroless plating apparatus. A reference electrode and a counter electrode are immersed in the electroless plating solution. A conductive member is provided to be electrically in contact with a conductive portion of a long-sized substrate. The conductive member, the reference electrode, and the counter electrode are connected to a potentiostat. A main control device controls the potential of the conductive portion of the long-sized substrate by a potentiostat such that the potential of the conductive portion of the long-sized substrate with respect to a potential of the reference electrode is equal to a potential of the independent portion of the long-sized substrate with respect to the potential of the reference electrode.11-22-2012
20080280027Method of Investigating a Coated Surface of an Object - A method of visually investigating a coated surface of an object, the coating comprising a metal or an alloy, in order to determine whether or not the coating is tight. An increasing potential is applied to the object until a desired current level has been obtained or until a maximum potential has been reached. In case the coating is tight this results in a change in colour of the coating. This may be due to a polarization of the coating material and/or due to an increase in thickness of a naturally occurring metal oxide layer. In case the coating is tight the desired current level can not be obtained, and the potential is increased to the maximum level resulting in a change in colour. In case pinholes are present it is possible to obtain the desired current level, and the increase in potential is stopped before it is high enough to cause the change in colour. Provides a dramatic visual effect allowing an immediate determination of whether or not pinholes are present. Need for additional equipment for determining the presence of pinholes is avoided. In case the coating material is or comprises tantalum or an alloy of tantalum, the colour is changed into a distinct blue colour.11-13-2008
20080286443Apparatus and process for coating a component with aligning device - Disclosed is an apparatus and process for coating a component with aligning device. Alignments or checking of the spray cone take place within the coating apparatus via an optically transparent reference plate which is optically evaluated.11-20-2008
20100285206METHOD AND APPARATUS - Disclosed is a method of providing a constant concentration of a metal-containing precursor compound in the vapor phase in a carrier gas. Such method is particularly useful in supplying a constant concentration of a gaseous metal-containing compound to a plurality of vapor deposition reactors.11-11-2010
20080280028Method and device for coating a surface - The invention relates to a method for coating a surface of an article (11-13-2008
20110143016TEMPERATURE CONTROL METHOD FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS - Provided is a method in which a difference between a surface temperature of a susceptor and a surface temperature of a substrate is accurately grasped without using a complicated high-priced equipment. A temperature control method for a chemical vapor deposition apparatus includes detecting a rotation state of a susceptor on which a substrate is accumulated on a top surface thereof, measuring a temperature of the top surface of the susceptor, calculating a temperature distribution of the top surface of the susceptor, based on the detected rotation state and the measured temperature, and controlling the temperature of the top surface of the susceptor, based on the calculated temperature distribution.06-16-2011
20120141659IMPRINT APPARATUS AND ARTICLE MANUFACTURING METHOD - The imprint apparatus of the present invention includes a holding unit configured to hold a mold; a particle inspection unit configured to inspect whether or not particle is present on an imprint area, in which the resin pattern is formed, of the substrate; a dispenser configured to apply an uncured resin to the imprint area; a movable unit configured to move the imprint area with respect to the holding unit; and a controller. The movable unit is capable of moving the imprint area to each of an inspection position by means of the inspection unit, an application position by means of the dispenser, and a contacting position by means of the holding unit. Also, the controller causes the inspection unit to perform inspection of the imprint area in association with the movement of the imprint area by means of the movable unit.06-07-2012
20100143579METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING EPITAXIAL SILICON WAFER - A method of manufacturing an epitaxial wafer in which an epitaxial layer is grown over a main surface of a silicon wafer placed substantially horizontally on a susceptor is provided. The method comprises: a growing step of the epitaxial layer; and a cooling step of cooling the epitaxial wafer having the epitaxial layer. The cooling step comprises: a wafer measurement step of measuring a temperature of the epitaxial wafer; a susceptor measurement step of measuring a temperature of the susceptor; and a control step of controlling a heater capable of heating at least the susceptor or the epitaxial wafer such that difference between a temperature of the epitaxial wafer and a temperature of the susceptor is within a predetermined range.06-10-2010
20090053394Manufacturing method and evaluating method of magnetic recording medium - A manufacturing method of a magnetic recording medium having a surface where a lubricating layer is provided, the manufacturing method includes the steps of: applying a lubricant so that the lubricating layer is formed; and inspecting the magnetic recording medium where the lubricating layer is formed; wherein the step of inspecting includes a first step of floating a magnetic head over the magnetic recording medium or sliding the magnetic head on a surface of the magnetic recording medium; a second step of adhering a medium facing surface of the magnetic head to a surface of a substrate for measuring, standing the medium facing surface of the magnetic head on the surface of the substrate for measuring, and transferring the lubricant from the medium facing surface of the magnetic head to the substrate for measuring; a third step of measuring an amount of the lubricant on the surface of the substrate for measuring; and a fourth step of determining whether the amount of the lubricant is proper.02-26-2009
20090136653METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COLOR FILTER, COLOR FILTER, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - There is provided a method of manufacturing a color filter that can suppress uneven color, uneven color density and color heterogeneity from being generated at various portion of a manufactured color filter. The manufacturing method includes preparing a substrate having cells; supplying each of inks from nozzles of each of droplet ejection heads to the corresponding cells of the substrate based on drawing pattern data; identifying corrective cells to which a target amount of the ink has not been supplied. The corrective cell identifying step is comprised of: detecting an amount of the ink supplied into each of the cells in the ink supplying step to determine as to whether or not the target amount of the ink has been supplied to the cell; identifying cells to which the ink of which amount is smaller than the target amount of the ink over a predetermined degree has been supplied as the corrective cells; and detecting a degree of a difference between the amount of the ink actually supplied and the target amount of the ink in each of the corrective cells. The manufacturing method further includes storing cell numbers of the corrective cells in association with the degree of the difference from the target amount of the ink in each of the corrective cells; producing correction data for correcting a number of the droplets of a supplemental ink to be supplied from the nozzles of the droplet ejection head to each of the corrective cells so that the amount of the ink in each of the corrective cells becomes the target amount, wherein the number of the droplets of the supplemental ink is determined according to the degree of the difference of the ink from the target amount of the ink; and supplying the supplemental ink having the number of the droplets to each of the corrective cells based on the correction data to thereby manufacture the color filter. A color filter manufactured by the manufacturing method, an image display device provided with the color filter and an electronic apparatus provided with the image display device are also provided.05-28-2009
20090297693DESIGN METHOD OF PLASMONIC CRYSTAL - A method of designing a plasmonic crystal is provided. The method includes: determining an arrangement period of a plasmonic crystal formed on a metal surface at an interface between a dielectric and the metal in accordance with a dispersion relation of a surface plasmon polariton at the interface and a Bragg reflection condition of the surface plasmon polariton.12-03-2009
20090004363PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICHAL VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD - A substrate processing system includes a deposition chamber and a plurality of tubular electrodes positioned within the deposition chamber defining plasma regions adjacent thereto.01-01-2009
20080317940Method for Producing Corrugated Cardboard - A method of applying adhesive to flutes of a corrugated sheet includes the steps of applying a layer of adhesive on an outer surface of an applicator roll, rotating the applicator roll, and rotating a web positioning roll adjacent the applicator roll. The web positioning roll and the applicator roll each have rotational axes and define a gap between respective outer surfaces thereof. The corrugated sheet is moved along a path adjacent the outer surface of the applicator roll to apply adhesive to the flutes from the layer of adhesive. A control system is utilized to automatically maintain the rotational axes substantially parallel to one another. In other examples, the control system can automatically maintain a desired width of the gap, maintain a desired pressure to be applied to the flute crests, and/or automatically determine flute height.12-25-2008
20090324804METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COATING SUBSTRATE SURFACES - The invention relates to a method for coating substrate surfaces with a metal or oxide layer in a coating bath. Said bath has at least one component the concentration of which changes during the coating process and which therefore has to be replenished or removed in order to maintain the quality of the bath. The method according to the invention is characterized in that the component is replenished and/or removed depending on the strength of the composition of the bath.12-31-2009
20090104342PHOTOVOLTAIC FABRICATION PROCESS MONITORING AND CONTROL USING DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES - The formation of diagnostic devices on the same substrate used to fabricate a photovoltaic (PV) cell is described. Such devices, also referred to as process diagnostic vehicles (PDVs), are configured for in-line monitoring of electrical characteristics of PV cell features and are formed on the substrate using the same process steps for PV cell fabrication. The data collected via the PDVs can be used to tune or optimize subsequent PV cell fabrication, i.e., used as feedback for the fabrication process. Alternatively, the data collected via PDVs can be fed forward in the fabrication process, so that later process steps performed on a PV cell substrate can be modified to compensate for issues detected on the PV cell substrate via the PDVs.04-23-2009
20120094011FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND FILM DEPOSITION METHOD - A film deposition apparatus includes a partitioning member that forms, in a chamber, a film deposition space including a turntable on which a substrate is placed, a first reactive gas supplying portion for supplying a first reactive gas toward the turntable, and a second reactive gas supplying portion for supplying a second reactive gas toward the turntable. The partitioning member is fabricated with material superior to material forming the chamber in corrosion resistance. The film deposition apparatus includes a pressure measurement portion that measures a pressure of the film deposition space, and a pressure measurement portion that measures a pressure of a space outside the film deposition space, so that the pressure of the space outside the film deposition space is kept slightly higher than the pressure of the film deposition space based on the pressure measurements.04-19-2012
20090196978METHOD FOR REPAIRING PATTERN DEFECT ON ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - The pattern defect repairing apparatus comprises an application head, a waste ejection board, a waste ejection vessel, a waste ejection board moving stage, a head lifting stage, and an application unit base. The application head comprises an ink-jet head and a head holder. An ink jet head has an ejection nozzle, and is attached to the head holder and able to be moved up and down by the head lifting stage. The waste ejection vessel is provided to the waste ejection board and able to be moved between a waste ejection position and a retreated position by the waste ejection board moving stage. Repairing material is ejected for waste onto the waste ejection board set in the vicinity of the nozzle immediately before application to repair the defect. The tip end of the nozzle is prevented from being dried.08-06-2009
20110223316USE OF FLUORESCING DYE IN PRETREATMENT TO IMPROVE APPLICATION AND RINSING PROCESS - A process for pretreating a substrate is disclosed. The process includes applying a composition comprising a fluorescing agent to treat an area of the substrate. The treated substrate area is then rinsed to remove excess composition. The rinsed substrate area is exposed to an energy source whereby the fluorescing agent exhibits a color upon exposure to the energy source to detect excess composition remaining on the rinsed substrate.09-15-2011
20110223315Motorized Rotating And/Or Oscillating Applicator - An applicator for applying a product includes a motor and a switch for automatically rotating and/or oscillating an applicator head. By virtue of having a motor with a throttling gear, the applicator is capable of rotating and/or oscillating at controlled frequencies during application of cosmetic, medicinal, or other products to a surface.09-15-2011
20120141658COATING METHOD FOR SPACERS OF LIQUID CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE - A coating method for spacers of a liquid crystal substrate and a manufacturing method for the liquid crystal substrate are disclosed. The coating method for spacers of the liquid crystal substrate has steps of: providing a glass substrate which has a conductive cladding on a surface thereof and further has a display region and a drop-allowing region; cleaning a surface of the conductive cladding; and distributing droplets of spacers onto the surface of the conductive cladding on the drop-allowing region of the glass substrate. Advantages of the present invention are to directly apply the droplets of spacers onto the surface of the conductive cladding before coating an alignment film, so as to ensure the cleanness of the coated surface. Thus, it is advantageous to spread out the droplets of spacers and inhibit the sliding thereof.06-07-2012
20100015323IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS, ITS CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM RECORDING ITS CONTROL PROGRAM - A recording medium detection unit is provided on the upper stream side of a carrier mechanism in a carrier route and detects at least the front and back ends in a carrier direction of a recording medium. A nozzle array control unit controls the drive of a plurality of nozzles on the basis of job information reported by a higher-order device and the detection information of the front and back ends by the recording medium detection unit and enables the plurality of nozzles to perform a recording process for inject ink only an area in the range between the front and back ends of the recording medium. A control unit receives image data and also notifies the higher-order device of the stoppage of image data transfer according to the detection of the back end of the recording medium by the recording medium detection unit.01-21-2010
20090117258Method of neutralizing a stain on a surface - Compositions, methods, apparatuses, kits, and combinations are described for neutralizing a stain on a surface. The compositions useful in the present disclosure include a composition that is formulated to be applied and affixed to a surface. If desired, the composition may be substantially removed from the surface to remove a portion or substantially all of the stain before being affixed to the surface. If a user desires to remove the composition from the surface, the composition is formulated to be removed by a number of methods including, for example, vacuuming, wet extraction, chemical application, and the like. If the user desires to affix the composition to the surface in a permanent or semi-permanent manner, the composition may be affixed to the surface by applying energy thereto in the form of, for example, heat, pressure, emitted waves, an emitted electrical field, a magnetic field, and/or a chemical. The compositions may also be utilized in the form of a kit or in conjunction with a design device, such as a stencil, to control the application of the composition to create, for example, a pattern on the surface.05-07-2009
20100178415METHOD FOR SEASONING PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING END POINT OF SEASONING - The invention provides a method for determining an end point of seasoning of a plasma processing apparatus capable of reducing the time required for seasoning after performing wet cleaning and determining the optimum end point of seasoning with superior repeatability. The present method comprises, after performing wet cleaning (S07-15-2010
20100266747COMBINED CRYSTAL/OPTICAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF ITS USE - Systems, including apparatus and methods, for monitoring and controlling fabrication of thin-film coatings on a target substrate, thereby providing coatings with highly accurate thicknesses and indices of refraction.10-21-2010
20100151115METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A GAS-SENSITIVE SUBSTRATE - A method includes forming a gas-sensitive substrate during a production process by dispensing one or more gas-sensitive materials onto the substrate and drying the one or more gas-sensitive materials on the substrate. The method also includes adjusting the production process based on one or more sensor measurements associated with the substrate and/or the production process. Adjusting the production process could include conditioning air around the substrate so that the conditioned air has one or more specified characteristics and adjusting the one or more specified characteristics based on the one or more sensor measurements. The one or more sensor measurements could include one or more measurements of a moisture content of the substrate. Adjusting the production process could also include adjusting a tension of the substrate. The one or more gas-sensitive materials could be deposited in multiple regions of the substrate, such as along multiple tracks extending lengthwise down the substrate.06-17-2010
20120196030Coating Methods and Apparatus - A coating apparatus comprises a coating chamber for coating the articles. The at least one preheat chamber is coupled to the coating chamber. The at least one loading station has a proximal end connectable to at least one of the preheat chambers when in an installed position at a distal end of the preheat chamber. The loading station further includes a carrier for carrying the articles and a drive system. The drive system is positioned to move the carrier between: a loading/unloading position of the carrier in the loading station; a preheat position of the carrier in the preheat chamber to which the loading station is connected; and a deposition position of the carrier in the coating chamber. A gas source is connected to the preheat chamber.08-02-2012
20120196029APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FORMING A UNIFORM GRID LINE - A method for forming a conductive trace on a panel can comprise: determining a height between a sensor and a surface of the panel, adjusting the height if the height does not equal a desired height by creating relative motion between the nozzle and the panel, creating relative motion between the nozzle and the panel in the y direction, and dispensing a conductive ink from the nozzle onto the surface of the panel from a piston dispenser at a rate controlled by a flow regulator to form the conductive trace. The sensor can be in operable communication with a controller and be located a distance of less than or equal to 5 mm from a point where a nozzle dispenses the conductive ink onto the panel. The conductive trace has a uniform width.08-02-2012
20100166943TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING PROCESS INDUCED MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY IN A MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR - A method for determining a magnetic anisotropy of a free layer of a magnetoresistive sensor. The method includes forming a functional magnetoresistive sensor and also a test sensor on a wafer. The test sensor has a sensor stack that is identical to that of the functional sensor, however the test head does not have a magnetic bias structure for biasing the free layer. A series of tests can be performed to construct a transfer curve for the test sensor. This can then be used to determine a magnetic anisotropy of the test head, which also corresponds to a magnetic anisotropy of the functional head.07-01-2010
20100183800METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING OPTICAL EXTINCTION IN A THIN FILM DURING ITS DEPOSITION - A method of measuring the extinction of light in a coating including the steps of: directing a light beam to a substrate to be coated at an angle of incidence for which the beam undergoes nominal total internal reflection; depositing a coating on the substrate such that the light beam will be waveguided in the coating thus reducing internal reflection for a period of deposition time; measuring a reduction of the internal reflection during deposition; and calculating an extinction value of the light beam in the deposited layer corresponding to the measured drop in internal reflection.07-22-2010
20130189423Film-forming material and method for predicting film-forming material - Disclosed is a method for prediction of a film material such as a raw material for organic EL. In the method, a film material having an evaporation rate (V (%)) represented by the formula below can be predicted based on the values of the constant (Ko) and the activation energy (Ea). V=(Ko/P)×e07-25-2013
20100015322Method And Apparatus For Coating A Film On A Substrate - A method and an apparatus for coating a film on a substrate are presented. According to principle of the invention, firstly, a control device controls a first coating device to spray a coating solution onto the substrate. Then, a sensor monitors viscosity data of the coating solution presented between the first coating device and the substrate during movement of the first coating device and sends the viscosity data to the control device, or the sensor monitors viscosity data of the coating solution coated on the substrate and sends the viscosity data to the control device. Lastly, the control device controls a second coating device to spray a coating solution onto the substrate after the first coating device according to signals about the viscosity data from the control device.01-21-2010
20120244273 SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR SOLDER MASK INSPECTION - A system and a method for method for printing a solder mask on a printed circuit board (PCB), the method includes: acquiring images of multiple areas of a PCB by an inspection unit while the PCB is supported by a mechanical stage; determining spatial differences between a model of the PCB and the PCB based on the images; determining solder mask ink deposition locations based on (i) the spatial differences, and (ii) locations of the model of the PCB that should be coated with the solder mask ink; and printing solder mask ink on the solder mask deposition locations by a printing unit, while the PCB is supported by the mechanical stage.09-27-2012
20090017189Method and apparatus for forming protective layer - An apparatus for forming a protective layer of magnesium oxide on a front glass substrate (01-15-2009
20110059229METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GLASS SUBSTRATE AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In a method of manufacturing a glass substrate for an information recording medium including a step for chemically strengthening the glass substrate by contacting the glass substrate with chemical strengthening processing liquid containing chemical strengthening salt, concentration of Fe and Cr is 500 ppb or less in said chemical strengthening salt, respectively. The concentration may be detected by the use of an ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma) emission spectrometry analyzing method or a fluorescent X-ray spectroscopy analyzing method.03-10-2011
20100255182MARKING APPARATUS HAVING OPERATIONAL SENSORS FOR UNDERGROUND FACILITY MARKING OPERATIONS, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods, apparatus and systems for performing a marking operation to mark a presence or absence of at least one underground facility using a marking device. Marking material is dispensed onto a target surface via actuation of an actuation system of the marking device. A location tracking system detects a location of the marking device. One or more input devices of the marking device detect(s) one or more operating conditions of the marking device, and marking information is logged into local memory of the marking device. In one aspect, at least some operating information relating to the one or more detected conditions of the marking device are included in the marking information logged into memory.10-07-2010
20100255180SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLAZING - A method of glazing a sash is disclosed. The method begins by placing a sash on a glazing table, wherein the sash defines an opening therein and has a glazing leg extending into the opening in the sash. At least two positioner assemblies are actuated, each positioner assembly having a position member defining a distal end. Each position member is selectively slidable between a stored position and an extended position. When the positioner assemblies are actuated, each position member is moved into the extended position such that the distal end of the positioner member contacts the glazing leg of the sash. A viewing element is then inserted into the sash opening and into abutting contact with portions of the positioner members so as to create a gap between an interior surface of the sash and an outer edge of the viewing element. Once the viewing element is positioned, the positioner members are retracted. Next, a back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly is actuated to move from a stored position to a dispensing position. The back bedding glazing compound applicator includes a nozzle head that is configured to fit within the gap between the interior surface of the sash and the outer edge of the viewing element when in the dispensing position. Once positioned, back bedding glazing compound is dispensed between the glazing leg and the viewing element. Once dispensing is complete, the back bedding glazing compound applicator assembly is retracted.10-07-2010
20100255181VAPOUR DELIVERY SYSTEM - A delivery system (10-07-2010
20100209591Device And Method For Stabilization And Visual Monitoring Of An Elongated Metallic Strip - A device and a method for visual monitoring and stabilization of an elongated metallic strip during continuous transport of the strip in a transport direction along a predetermined transport path, wherein the strip has been coated with a metallic layer by the strip having continuously passed through a bath of molten metal. The device includes an electromagnetic stabilizing device with at least one first pair of electromagnetic stabilizing means arranged on each side of the predetermined transport path, and a wiping device for wiping off superfluous molten metal from the strip by applying an air current in a line transversely of the transport direction of the strip and across essentially the whole width of the strip. A first image-reading apparatus takes images of the actual position of the strip in relation to the predetermined transport path. A second and third image-reading apparatus take images of the surface of the strip.08-19-2010
20120141660SECURE IDENTIFICATION OF A PRODUCT - In a method for marking a product first a product identification (06-07-2012
20100098837PLASMA DOPING METHOD AND APPARATUS - It is intended to provide a plasma doping method and apparatus which are superior in the controllability of the concentration of an impurity that is introduced into a surface layer of a sample.04-22-2010
20090074948Re-transfer printing machine and method thereof - A re-transfer printing machine 03-19-2009
20090074947METHOD FOR COATING FILM FORMATION, APPARATUS FOR COATING FILM FORMATION, AND METHOD FOR TONING COATING MATERIAL PREPARATION - The present invention provides a method for forming coated films and equipment for forming coating films which can effectively form coated films having substantially the same qualities as those formed under coating conditions in an actual coating operation, and a method for effectively reproduce color-toning coating materials having a desired color-toning.03-19-2009
20100055297FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, FILM DEPOSITION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR FILM DEPOSITION METHOD - There is disclosed a film deposition apparatus and a film deposition method for depositing a film on a substrate by carrying out cycles of supplying in turn at least two source gases to the substrate in order to form a layer of a reaction product, and a computer readable storage medium storing a computer program for causing the film deposition apparatus to carry out the film deposition method.03-04-2010
20090136652SHOWERHEAD DESIGN WITH PRECURSOR SOURCE - A method and apparatus that may be utilized in deposition processes, such as hydride vapor phase epitaxial (HVPE) deposition of metal nitride films, are provided. A first set of passages may introduce a metal containing precursor gas. A second set of passages may provide a nitrogen-containing precursor gas. The first and second sets of passages may be interspersed in an effort to separate the metal containing precursor gas and nitrogen-containing precursor gas until they reach a substrate. An inert gas may also be flowed down through the passages to help keep separation and limit reaction at or near the passages, thereby preventing unwanted deposition on the passages.05-28-2009
20090110805Apparatus and Method for Controlling the Surface Temperature of a Substrate in a Process Chamber - The invention relates to a method of controlling the surface temperature of a substrate (04-30-2009
20080292780Method of inspecting a substrate and method of preparing a substrate for lithography - A method of inspecting a substrate with first and second layers thereon is disclosed. The method includes directing a beam of electromagnetic radiation at an acute angle towards an edge of the layers, detecting scattered and/or reflected electromagnetic radiation, and establishing, from results of the detecting, whether an edge of the second layer overlaps an edge of the first layer.11-27-2008
20090110804INDENTED SHEET MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS - This invention provides an indented sheet manufacturing method and apparatus which, by virtue of the use of CO04-30-2009
20110117268CONSUMABLE MATERIALS HAVING ENCODED MARKINGS FOR USE WITH DIRECT DIGITAL MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS - A consumable material comprising an exterior surface having encoded markings that are configured to be read by at least one sensor of a direct digital manufacturing system, where the consumable material is configured to be consumed in the direct digital manufacturing system to build at least a portion of a three-dimensional model.05-19-2011
20100304012Electrode passivation - A coating providing high abrasion and chemical resistance composed of a barrier layer from vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, tantalum and the like, and an outer layer of diamond-like carbon. The coating is especially applicable for acoustic wave device (AWD) based sensors, and for passivating an electrode such as an electrode deposited on the AWD sensing area. The coating provides excellent mechanical and acoustical characteristics for coating acoustic wave devices allowing the sensor to operate in harsh environments.12-02-2010
20100304011METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR DEPOSITING NANOMETRIC FILAMENTARY STRUCTURES - The invention relates to a method for depositing nanometric filamentary structures. The method comprises passing a gaseous phase comprising the nanometric filamentary structures through a space defined between at least two electrodes generating an electric field, for depositing the nanometric filamentary structures on at least one of the electrodes; and at least substantially preventing the deposited nanometric filamentary structures from bridging the electrodes during the deposition. The invention also relates to an apparatus for depositing nanometric filamentary structures as well as to methods and apparatuses for monitoring the production of nanometric filamentary structures.12-02-2010
20130136850METHOD FOR DEPOSITING MATERIALS ON A SUBSTRATE - A method of depositing materials on an electronic substrate with a material deposition system is disclosed. The deposition system includes a frame, a gantry system coupled to the frame, a deposition head coupled to the gantry system and configured to deposit dots of low viscous and semi-viscous material on the electronic substrate, and a controller configured to control the operation of the material deposition system, including the operation of the gantry system and the deposition head. The method includes depositing a line or a pattern of material on the electronic substrate by moving the deposition head along an axis of motion that is substantially non-parallel to a direction of the line or pattern. Other methods and deposition systems are further disclosed.05-30-2013
20130136851METHOD OF FORMING ATO WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT AND ELLIPSOMETRY DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR THE TCO PROCESS - A method for producing antimony doped tin oxide (ATO) films is discussed wherein the films are deposited by reactive sputtering using a non-poisoned mode and then annealed in an air ambient to fully oxidize the films and improve the resistivity and transmission characteristics, and the non-poisoned mode method could improve the throughput. A method using spectroscopic ellipsometry and an independent measurement of an additional optical or physical property is disclosed which results in a significantly improved prediction of the various optical and physical properties of the film, such that the method made the spectroscopic ellipsometry valuable for monitoring and controlling the process in real time, and valuable for determining the carrier density, mobility and their gradients within the film.05-30-2013
20110212254Cost effective automated preparation and coating methodology for large surfaces - An apparatus and method of preparing and coating a large structure such as a ship's hull while in a dry dock wherein a plurality of spray guns disposed in an array are positioned by a robotic arm in a spaced relationship along the surface to be treated so that their spray patterns overlap. The array of spray guns is traversed downwardly and thus painting a strip whereupon the spray guns are secured, move horizontally and then are activated to be moved upwardly until another strip adjacent to and overlapping the first strip is painted. These steps are repeated until the surface area is substantially entirely painted. A shroud is provided for collecting paint oversprays and other excess paint is mounted in the array assemblage. An auxiliary spray gun may be positioned and its spray pattern adjusted to apply paint to area which were missed by the original spray pattern emanating from the array of spray guns. Travel of the system along the work surface is accomplished by a reference track, which may be virtual or actual along which an unmanned platform travels. An articulated computer controlled arm is carried by the unmanned platform which in turn carries the assemblage. Other tools may be selectively operatively connected to the arm for cleaning the hull before a coating is applied thereto.09-01-2011
20100330262RECORDING APPARATUS AND SHEET PROCESSING METHOD - A method includes pulling out and conveying a sheet having splice portions, acquiring information relating to a position of an indentation on the sheet formed in addition to a splice portion, and performing processing on the sheet but a position corresponding to the acquired position of the indentation and its vicinity.12-30-2010
20090068340Machine for Processing Printing Material and Method for Structuring the Printing Material - A machine for processing printing material has at least one processing unit in which a printing material is modified in terms of shape or by application of a printing ink onto its surface. The printing material includes a surface area which either carries an electrically conductive substance or to which an electrically conductive substance is applied by an application unit of the machine for processing printing material. The machine further has a laser treatment unit for structuring the electrically conductive substance located on the printing material by partial modification or removal of the electrically conductive substance by a focused laser beam. In a corresponding method of operating the machine, at least one focused laser beam structures the electrically conductive substance located on the printing material by partial modification or removal of the electrically conductive substance. Structures of less than 10 micrometers in size can be achieved.03-12-2009
20110027457VAPOUR DELIVERY SYSTEM - A delivery system (02-03-2011
20110033610MODULAR AND READILY CONFIGURABLE REACTOR ENCLOSURES AND ASSOCIATED FUNCTION MODULES - The invention provides an improved CVD reactor sub-system including a modular reactor enclosure and function modules. The modular reactor enclosure can accommodate a commercially available cold-wall CVD reactor chamber, and the function modules can be arranged on the reactor enclosure to provide functions necessary to perform a CVD process with the reactor chamber. Preferred function modules include modules for providing heat to a CVD reactor chamber and modules for measuring conditions internal to a CVD reactor chamber. The invention also provides methods for configuring such a CVD reactor sub-system, in particular configuring the sub-system to best perform a particular CVD process, and kits for performing such configuring. Advantageously, the invention allows a single CVD reactor sub-system to be reconfigured and rearranged so that it can best perform a number of different CVD processes.02-10-2011
20110045167EJECTION AMOUNT CORRECTION METHOD AND COATING APPARATUS - Provided is an ejection amount correction method and an applying apparatus, which can correctly measure the amount of an applied droplet and accurately correct the ejection amount. In an ejection amount correction method for measuring the amount of a liquid material ejected from a nozzle and correcting the ejection amount of the liquid material, a mirror is set near an application target surface at a predetermined angle with respect to the application target surface, an image of a droplet formed on the application target surface is picked up from a side through the mirror, the volume of the droplet is calculated based on the picked-up image of the droplet, and the ejection amount is corrected based on the calculated volume. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also provided.02-24-2011
20110244114Barium Ferrite Magnetic Storage Media with Uniform Magnetic Particle Distributions - Magnetic storage media and methods for constructing magnetic storage media that include a multilayer structure are described. In some examples, a magnetic recording medium can be formed by forming an underlayer over a substrate, drying the underlayer, milling a plurality of magnetic particles, and forming a magnetic layer that includes the plurality of magnetic particles over the underlayer. The magnetic particles may be selected from the group consisting of magnetic platelet-shaped particles and magnetic particles with an aspect ratio less than or equal to approximately 1.5. In addition, the milling process may include milling the plurality of magnetic particles so a magnetic medium formed in the absence of an applied magnetic field exhibits a longitudinal squareness less than or equal to approximately 0.40.10-06-2011
20100021621COATING AND DEVELOPING SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD OF CONTROLLING COATING AND DEVELOPING SYSTEM - Techniques can curtail time for which a substrate is held to no purpose and improves the throughput of a coating and developing system. An inspection station through which a substrate processed in a processing station is transferred to a carrier station includes a plurality of different inspection modules respectively taking different inspection times, a buffer unit for temporarily holding a substrate and a substrate carrying means controlled by a controller. When the inspection module is engaged in inspecting a substrate, the substrate carrying means carries another substrate to be inspected by the same inspection module to the buffer unit and the substrate is held in the buffer unit. Thus, holding the wafers W in the inspection modules can be suppressed and the throughput can be improved.01-28-2010
20110086163METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CRACK-FREE ABRADABLE COATING WITH ENHANCED ADHESION - The present invention provides methods for producing a crack-free abradable coating with enhanced adhesion. The methods include the steps of providing a substrate and applying an abradable material to the substrate, either directly or indirectly via one or more additional layers. A critical coating temperature of the abradable material is determined that ensures that the thermal stress level in the abradable material is lower than the tensile strength of the abradable material. The temperature of the abradable material is held at a constant temperature below the critical coating temperature throughout the step of applying the abradable material to the substrate.04-14-2011
20100015324VAPOR DEPOSITION SOURCE, VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS, AND FILM-FORMING METHOD - A vapor deposition apparatus capable of forming an organic thin film having a good film quality is provided. In the vapor deposition apparatus of the present invention, a tray is disposed in an evaporation chamber, and a feed device feeds a vapor deposition material onto the tray. The tray is placed on a mass meter, which measures the mass of the vapor deposition material disposed on the tray, and a controller compares the measured value with a reference value in order to make the feed device feed the vapor deposition material in a necessary amount. Since the vapor deposition material is replenished when needed, the vapor deposition material does not run short during the film formation, or a large amount of the vapor deposition material is not heated for a long time. Thus, the vapor deposition material does not change in quality.01-21-2010
20100003397PRODUCTION METHOD FOR LAMINATED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - In a production method for a laminated electronic component, a ceramic base body is formed by stacking a plurality of ceramic layers, and internal electrodes are formed in the ceramic base body. Lead-out portions of the internal electrodes are exposed from side surfaces of the ceramic base body. Belt-shaped external terminal electrodes are formed on the side surfaces by plating so as to be electrically connected to the exposed portions of the internal electrodes. The distance from an end surface to an external terminal electrode closest to the end surface in the ceramic base body is measured. When the measured distance does not correspond to a predetermined reference value, the ceramic base body is removed as being defective.01-07-2010
20100062145METHOD OF GENERATING AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT OF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUITRY ON A SUBSTRATE - A method of generating an electrical component (03-11-2010
20100055296COATING INSTALLATION COMPRISING A RADIO DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ACTUATOR OR A HEATER - A deposition apparatus and methods for controlling an actuator and a heating system in a deposition apparatus are proposed. The deposition apparatus comprises a deposition chamber and at least one substrate holder movably arranged within the deposition chamber for holding substrates to be coated. The deposition apparatus shall further comprise radio equipment having at least a first radio device which is connected to the substrate holder and a second radio device which is arranged at least partially outside the deposition chamber. Between the first radio device and the second radio device a radio link is to be established at least temporarily for transferring information.03-04-2010
20090214759SOLUTION TREATMENT APPARATUS AND SOLUTION TREATMENT METHOD - In the present invention, a plurality of exhaust paths connected to a plurality of cup bodies surrounding substrate holding portions respectively are joined together for common use, and the openings of exhaust rate adjustment sections provided on the exhaust paths are adjusted with reference to data in which combinations of the numbers of rotations of the substrate holding portions are associated with combinations of set exhaust rates of the exhaust paths when solution treatment is performed by rotating the substrate by the substrate holding portion. According to the present invention, the cup body can be exhausted at an intended exhaust rate at all times independently of the state where the substrate in which cup body is subjected to which process.08-27-2009
20090214758A PROCESSING METHOD FOR PROCESSING A SUBSTRATE PLACED ON A PLACEMENT STAGE IN A PROCESS CHAMBER - In a processing apparatus, a process gas including a source gas (TiCl08-27-2009
20090214757GLUING UNIT FOR AN END EDGE OF A LOG - A gluing unit for an end edge of a log and un method implementable in a machine for making logs, wherein the logs (08-27-2009
20110097476COATING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF APPLYING COATING LIQUID - To provide a coating apparatus and a coating method capable of accurately control the coating width of a coating liquid on an article to be coated. A coating apparatus 04-28-2011
20110081477Plasma Activated Chemical Vapour Deposition Method and Apparatus Therefor - In plasma activated chemical vapour deposition a plasma decomposition unit is used that is arranged in or connected to a vacuum vessel having a relatively low pressure or vacuum, to which an operating gas is provided. Periodically repeated voltage pulses are applied between the anode and the cathode of the plasma decomposition unit in such a manner that pulsed electric discharges are produced between the cathode and the surrounding anode of the plasma decomposition unit. The anode is arranged in a special way so that at least a portion thereof will obtain only an electrically conductive coating or substantially no coating when operating the unit. For that purpose, the anode includes a portion located in the direct vicinity of the free surface of the cathode. The portion is a flange or edge portion which is located or extends over margins of the free surface of the cathode. In that way, the anode will include a portion that is shielded for direct coating with particles from the plasma formed and that hence will obtain e.g. substantially no dielectric coating at all.04-07-2011
20110076388FIBER MODIFIED LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - A composition for use in a fiber modified layer, comprising an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each fiber has a length of greater than 0.25 inches. Also provided is a method of selecting a fiber modified layer for applying on an existing surface, comprising the steps of: providing a binder mixture having an effective amount of an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each of the plurality of fibers has a length greater than 0.25 inches; applying the binder mixture to a selected surface to form a fiber modified proposed layer; testing the fiber modified proposed layer for fatigue or crack resistant properties; and selecting the binder mixture for application on the existing surface for performance if the fiber modified proposed layer has fatigue or crack resistant properties.03-31-2011
20110070360SOURCE GAS SUPPLY UNIT, AND DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME - Provided are a source gas supply unit capable of supplying a constant amount of source gas to a deposition chamber to deposit a uniform layer, and a deposition apparatus and method using the same. The source gas supply unit includes a canister in which a source is stored, a heater heating the canister, a source gas supply pipe provided on one side of the canister, a measuring unit installed on the source gas supply pipe and measuring an amount of source gas passing through the source gas supply pipe, and a temperature controller connected to the heater and the measuring unit. The temperature controller controls the heater based on the amount of the source gas measured by the measuring unit.03-24-2011
20110070359FILM FORMATION METHOD AND FILM FORMATION APPARATUS - A film formation method according to the present invention includes the step of forming a film of material powders 03-24-2011
20110151106Source for Inorganic Layer and Method for Controlling Heating Source Thereof - A deposition source for an inorganic layer and a method for controlling a heating source thereof capable of improving a deposition efficiency, preventing condensation of a nozzle, and/or precisely controlling the temperature by minimizing the time that is needed to reach a stabilization of a deposition rate. The deposition source includes: a heating unit including a heating source for applying heat to a crucible; a housing for isolating the heat emitted from the heating unit; an outer wall for anchoring the crucible; and a nozzle unit for spraying the deposition materials evaporated from the crucible. The heating unit includes a first unit and a second unit. The crucible is positioned between the first unit and the second unit, and the heating unit includes a first power source for supplying electric power to the first unit and a second power source for supplying electric power to the second unit.06-23-2011
20100304009DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PAINTING CURVED OUTER SURFACES OF AN AIRCRAFT - A device for painting a curved outer surface of an aircraft includes a paint applicator having a plurality of spray painting heads each assigned to one of a plurality of different base color supply units containing one of polyurethane aircraft paint and ink. The device further includes a spatially adjustable positioning device configured to move the paint applicator relative to the curved outer surface and at least one sensor device configured to determine a three-dimensional geometry of the curved outer surface. The device also includes a control unit configured to coordinate a movement of the positioning device with a paint output of the paint applicator, wherein the control unit is configured to alternately activate each of the plurality of spray painting heads so as to produce a picture motif so as to derive a two-dimensional driving geometry based on the three-dimensional geometry.12-02-2010
20100297335METHOD FOR APPLYING ADHESIVE TO A WEB SUBSTRATE - A process for determining the placement of an adhesive relative to an emboss pattern is disclosed. The disclosed process is suitable for forming an embossed multi-ply substrate. The process comprises the steps of: 1. Providing the emboss pattern as a pattern of elements; 2. Providing a grid comprising a plurality of vertices, the grid corresponds to an adhesive application pattern; 3. Providing each vertex of the plurality of vertices with an initial position; and, 4. Overlaying said emboss pattern upon said grid.11-25-2010
20100255179Systems and methods for printing electronic device assembly - The present invention discloses systems and methods for printing functional blocks from a plurality of printheads to a target substrate. In exemplary embodiments, the printing system comprises a main printhead for the majority of printing process, and a secondary printhead for supplemental printing. The system further comprises a controller, utilizing a positioning intelligence system to distribute the printing of the functional blocks between the main printhead and the secondary printhead, to minimize the motions of the printheads while maximize the printing speed.10-07-2010
20110250346ADHESION OF ORGANIC COATINGS ON GLASS - Methods of manufacturing and coating glass including depositing an inorganic oxide on an exterior surface of the glass, and then applying an organofunctional silane to the glass over the inorganic oxide. The methods also may include applying an organic coating to the glass over the organofunctional silane, and curing the organic coating.10-13-2011
20100104737METHOD FOR INSCRIBING OR MARKING SURFACES - Disclosed is a method for inscribing or marking surfaces (04-29-2010
20110151105High-Throughput Combinatorial Dip-Coating Apparatus and Methodologies - Embodiments of the current invention describe a high performance combinatorial method and apparatus for the combinatorial development of coatings by a dip-coating process. The dip-coating process may be used for multiple applications, including forming coatings from varied sol-gel formulations, coating substrates uniformly with particles to combinatorially test particle removal formulations, and the dipping of substrates into texturing formulations to combinatorially develop the texturing formulations.06-23-2011
20080274267METHOD AND DEVICE FOR METERING A COATING LIQUID IN A PROCESSING MACHINE - A method is provided for metering a coating liquid in a processing machine having a metering device including at least one applicator roller and one counter-pressure cylinder that forms a coating nip and that guides the printing substrate, the metering device being operatively connected to a circulation system for circulating the coating liquid including a supply line, a return line, a reservoir and a conveying pump. The method includes the steps of: pre-selecting, on the main regulation device, a first target temperature value for the coating liquid in a first area defined by the circulation system downstream of the temperature-regulation unit and by the coating nip; conveying the coating liquid using the conveying pump in a direction of the coating nip; detecting a first actual temperature value of the coating liquid at the temperature-regulation unit using a first sensor; detecting a second actual temperature value of the coating liquid in the first area using a second sensor; transmitting at least one signal to the main regulation device for each of the first and second temperature values detected; comparing the second actual temperature value to the first target temperature value using the main regulation device; and sending at least one control signal from the main regulation device as a function of the first detected actual temperature value.11-06-2008
20120201953CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CONDUCTIVE SUBSTRATE, AND LASER LIGHT IRRADIATION DEVICE - A conductive substrate includes substrate made of a resin material, and a conductive layer formed on the substrate by baking a conductive paste which is coated on the substrate at a predetermined position, wherein the conductive layer is formed through baking by applying second laser light to the conductive paste of which a position on the substrate is detected based on a difference in reflectance depending on the application positions of first laser light applied to the substrate.08-09-2012
20090136654Contact Angle Attenuations on Multiple Surfaces - A template is treated to provide a surfactant rich region and a surfactant depleted region. A contact angle at the surfactant rich region may be greater than, less than, or substantially similar to a contact angle of the surfactant depleted region.05-28-2009
20090022879METHOD FOR APPLYING PAINTS TO SURFACES IN A CONTROLLED, POSITION-DEPENDENT MANNER - The invention relates to a method for applying paints or varnishes to large surfaces by means of a displaceable, paint applying device which is controlled in a position-dependent manner. Said device contains a displaceable part of a real time position measuring system which is used to measure the position thereof, which supports reference marks (01-22-2009
20100285205COATING METHOD - The invention relates to a process for coating and/or doping a surface of a substrate, an inner surface of a structure or another piece to be processed in a reaction space with the atomic layer deposition method (ALD method). In the process the substrate surface to be processed is subjected alternately to iterated, saturated surface reactions by feeding successive pulses of starting materials into the reaction space. In accordance with the invention, a pulse of starting materials, whose amount is predetermined, is fed into the reaction space; the amount/concentration of the starting materials and/or reaction products thereof is measured in the reaction space during and/or after the pulse or on a continuous basis; the amount of starting materials to be fed into the reaction space in a subsequent cycle is determined on the basis of the measurement results obtained in step b); and a next pulse of starting materials, whose amount corresponds to the measurement results obtained in step c), is fed into the reaction space.11-11-2010
20080254202Method and Apparatus for In-Line Process Control of the Cigs Process - An in-line production apparatus and a method for composition control of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar cells fabricated by a co-evaporation deposition process. The deposition conditions are so that a deposited Cu-excessive overall composition is transformed into to a Cu-deficient overall composition, the final CIGS film. Substrates with a molybdenum layer move through the process chamber with constant speed. The transition from copper rich to copper deficient composition on a substrate is detected by using sensors which detect a physical parameter related to the transition. A preferred embodiment sensors are provided that detect the composition of elements in the deposited layer. A controller connected to the sensors adjusts the fluxes from the evaporant sources in order provide a CIGS layer with uniform composition and thickness over the width of the substrate.10-16-2008
20110020533SCANNING PROBE-BASED LITHOGRAPHY METHOD - A resist medium in which features are lithographically produced by scanning a surface of the medium with an AFM probe positioned in contact therewith. The resist medium comprises a substrate; and a polymer resist layer within which features are produced by mechanical action of the probe. The polymer contains thermally reversible crosslinkages. Also disclosed are methods that generally includes scanning a surface of the polymer resist layer with an AFM probe positioned in contact with the resist layer, wherein heating the probe and a squashing-type mechanical action of the probe produces features in the layer by thermally reversing the crosslinkages.01-27-2011
20110020532PAPERMAKING COATING STATION WITH PRESSURE-SENSITIVE FILM ROLL - A counter roll (01-27-2011
20100285204Coating process for the coating of an interior of a pipework system as well as a sub-distributor and a working equipment for the treatment of a pipework system - The invention relates to a coating process for the coating of an interior of a pipework system (11-11-2010
20100330263VARIABLE THICKNESS SHINGLE - A method of manufacturing roofing shingles comprises the steps of: coating a continuously supplied shingle mat with roofing asphalt to make an asphalt-coated sheet, the asphalt-coated sheet having at least one prime portion and at least one headlap portion, varying the thickness of the asphalt-coated sheet such that the at least one prime portion of the asphalt-coated sheet has a first thickness and the headlap portion has a second thickness, the thickness of the asphalt-coated sheet being varied by passing the asphalt-coated sheet through a secondary coater to form a granule-covered sheet, and cutting the granule-covered sheet into shingles.12-30-2010
20110052792METHOD FOR PRINTING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING MATCHING LOGIC AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RFID TAG USING THE SAME - A method of producing an electronic device by a roll-to-roll printing process using matching logic, and a method of producing a RFID (radio frequency identification) tag. The method, which enables mass production of inexpensive printable electronic devices, includes: determining specs of the electronic device; determining matching conditions including substrate, ink and process conditions using impedance matching, chemical matching, process matching, geometry matching, mechanical matching, and time matching in view of the specs of the electronic device; printing using a roll-to-roll printing process under the matching conditions; examining a state of printed lines before and after drying; examining conductivity of the printed lines after curing and checking any breakage or short-circuit of the printed lines; testing final performance of the electronic device; and repeating the steps of determining matching conditions when any of the printed states, the conductivity, or the final performance is not within respective predetermined error tolerance ranges.03-03-2011
20110052791THIN FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A thin film deposition apparatus used to manufacture large substrates on a mass scale and that allows high-definition patterning, and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus using the same, the apparatus includes a loading unit fixing a substrate onto an electrostatic chuck; a deposition unit including a chamber maintained in a vacuum state and a thin film deposition assembly disposed in the chamber, separated from the substrate by a predetermined distance, to deposit a thin film on the substrate fixed on the electrostatic chuck; an unloading unit separating the substrate on which a deposition process is completed, from the electrostatic chuck; a first circulation unit sequentially moving the electrostatic chuck on which the substrate is fixed, to the loading unit, the deposition unit, and the unloading unit; and a second circulation unit returning the electrostatic chuck separated from the substrate to the loading unit from the unloading unit, wherein the first circulation unit passes through the chamber when passing through the deposition unit.03-03-2011
20110052790KITS FOR AND METHODS OF REPAIR, MAINTENANCE AND SUBSTANTIAL COLOR MATCH OF CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS - Kits for and methods of repair, maintenance and substantial color-match of existing cementitious materials are disclosed. A kit for repair, maintenance and substantial color-match includes a plurality of materials including: a plurality of cementitious powders for preparing a base cementitious mixture comparable to a base of the existing material either for substantially matching a user-selected color of, repairing the existing material or both; a plurality of pigment oxides for refining the base mixture into a refined pigmented cementitious mixture having color attributes which substantially match the color attributes of the user-selected color; a quick-setting mortar repair caulk for repairing large cracks in the existing material; a urethane sealant for repairing voids in the existing material; and a catalyzed cementitious powder for preparing a catalyzed cementitious mixture for repairing voids in the existing material. The kit for repair, maintenance and substantial color-match also includes a plurality of implements including: a plurality of applying and removing means for applying and removing either the materials, mixtures or both; a plurality of containing means for containing either the materials, mixtures or both; a plurality of measuring means for measuring the materials; and a plurality of accessories.03-03-2011
20100215835SURFACE ROTATION SPEED DECTION IN SPRAY SYSTEMS - A spray application system for applying material to a surface of a rotating body such as a beverage can includes a detector that detects the actual speed of rotation of the surface during a spraying operation. This allows a controller to adjust trigger signals for the application device to be adjusted based on speed of rotation to minimize overcoat. A laser sensor may be used as an example. The use of the speed detector also allows for partial wraps as well as full wraps of applying material to the rotating surface.08-26-2010
20100239742DURABLE TRANSPARENT INTELLIGENT COATINGS FOR POLYMERIC TRANSPARENCIES - A hard, transparent coating for a substrate and associated method for coating is disclosed. The coating includes alternating layers of a soft coating and a hard coating. The coating further includes a sensor. The electrical resistivity of the sensor may be measured to determine if the coating has been degraded. The coating may further include a hydrophobic outer layer.09-23-2010
20100323095METHOD FOR THE HARDENED GALVANIZATION OF A STEEL STRIP - A method produces a hardened galvanization of a continuously-running rolled steel strip. The strip is immersed in a coating tank containing a bath of a liquid metal mixture, e.g. zinc and aluminum, to be deposited on the strip, and permanently circulated between the coating tank and a preparation device. The temperature of the liquid mixture is deliberately lowered in order to reduce the iron solubility threshold and sufficiently high for initiating, in the preparation device, the fusion of at least one Zn—Al ingot in an amount necessary for compensating for the liquid mixture used for deposition on the strip. The device is implemented so that the circuit for circulating the liquid mixture is thermally optimized.12-23-2010
20100159121 Differential Coat Weight Measurement by Means of Nuclear or X-ray Gauges - An improved differential coat weight technique employs a novel algorithm for measuring the weight of a coating material that has been deposited onto a sheet of substrate. The invention employs dual x-ray or nuclear gauges such that, even though the downstream sensor is never exposed to uncoated sheet substrate, imparting the downstream sensor with the ability to predict results that it would have yielded when measuring the uncoated sheet substrate, leads to the development of a coat weight calibration protocol from which the basis weight of the coating can be ascertained directly from measurements from the upstream and downstream sensors. No subtraction of results is required. Moreover, the two sensors do not need to be re-calibrated whenever the relative proportions of the coating and base substrate change. The technique is particularly suited for applications where the coating material and substrate are made of substances that have very different atomic numbers.06-24-2010
20100068374Method for marking an item based on colour centres - The invention relates to a method for marking an item based on the formation of colour centres on a lithium fluoride film. The method provides for the deposition of thin LiF films on the item or on mark supports to be applied to the item and the formation of the colour centres by irradiation, thus forming an identification mark. Optionally, the method may provide for the detection of the identification mark and the control of its authenticity. The method may be employed both to guarantee the authenticity of the item and to classify it. The application of the method is particularly advantageous in the field of high value goods and specifically in the field of cultural objects.03-18-2010
20090176009COLORING STRUCTURE MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COLORING STRUCTURE - A coloring structure manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a coloring structure having a prescribed coloring characteristic, includes a film forming device which forms a transparent thin film with a thickness determined according to the coloring characteristic by coating a substrate with a liquid material, and a reflectance measuring device which measures a reflectance by irradiating the transparent thin film with detection light. The transparent thin film is formed such that two or more kinds of liquid materials having different refraction indexes are alternately applied to be laminated.07-09-2009
20090176007Particle Size Influencing Layer-By-Layer Manufacturing Method - The invention concerns a process for the layerwise production of a product comprising the steps of applying a layer of a hardenable material, wherein for example the process parameters of layer thickness and layer material are adjustable, selectively hardening predetermined regions of the applied layer on the basis of the geometrical data of the product, wherein for example the process parameters for the nature and level of the energy input are adjustable, repeating those steps until the geometry of the product has been produced in the form of hardened material, and finally removing the non-hardened material. Known processes suffer from the disadvantage that they do not afford variability in regard to the local properties of the product. The invention remedies that disadvantage insofar as at least one process parameter is altered during the production procedure in order to influence the grain size in a first region of the product in relation to a second region of the product.07-09-2009
20120148726ALIGNMENT FILM PRINTING METHOD OF LCD SUBSTRATE AND DEVICE THEREOF - Disclosed are an alignment film printing method of LCD panel and device thereof. The method comprises: acquiring position information of one or more defect substrate units of a substrate; delivering the position information to a process management system; delivering the position information to a first alignment film printing apparatus by the process management system; and excluding the alignment film printing operation to the defect substrate units performed by the first alignment film printing apparatus. The benefits of the present invention is to control the back-end processes for excluding steps of the printing operations, the detection and etc to the defect substrate units, accordingly, material cost of alignment film printing can be saved.06-14-2012
20090011118Measurement, Monitoring and Control of Directed Product Movements in Fluidized Bed or Spouted Bed Systems and Suitable Systems - A process for measuring, monitoring and/or controlling directed product movements of fluidized products in process systems (01-08-2009
20090202706METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SPECTACLE LENS AND SPECTACLE LENS - Even when the optical surface (08-13-2009
20090274827COLOR FORMULATION SELECTION PROCESS WITH VISUAL DISPLAY - A computer-implemented method of repairing a vehicle is disclosed. The method includes steps of estimating the cost of performing repairs to a damaged vehicle and determining a refinish paint formulation for refinishing a vehicle by conducting a computer-based search for a refinish paint formulation that best matches the vehicle's original finish prior to performing the repair work on the vehicle, where the repair work comprises performing any body work, mechanical systems work and/or electrical systems work and refinishing the vehicle.11-05-2009
20110305820FIBER MODIFIED LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - A method of selecting a fiber modified layer for applying on an existing surface, comprising the steps of: providing a binder mixture having an effective amount of an aggregate material, a binder, and a plurality of fibers, wherein each of the plurality of fibers has a length greater than 0.25 inches; applying the binder mixture to a selected surface to form a fiber modified proposed layer; testing the fiber modified proposed layer for fatigue or crack resistant properties, where testing the fiber modified proposed layer for fatigue or crack resistant properties comprises using a Modified Disc Compact Tension Test in accordance with Modified ASTM D7313-07; and selecting the binder mixture for application on the existing surface for performance if the fiber modified proposed layer has fatigue or crack resistant properties.12-15-2011
20100316788DEPOSITION RATE MONITOR DEVICE, EVAPORATOR, COATING INSTALLATION, METHOD FOR APPLYING VAPOR TO A SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF OPERATING A DEPOSITION RATE MONITOR DEVICE - A deposition rate monitor device for monitoring the deposition rate of a vapor on a substrate is provided, including: a piezoelectric crystal monitor device including a piezoelectric crystal monitor provided in a housing, wherein the housing includes a vapor inlet aperture, and at least one elongated shielding device having a first end and a second end, the first end encompassing the vapor inlet aperture.12-16-2010
20100260926Interactive coatings, surfaces & materials - The present invention provides in-situ health monitoring and non-destructive evaluation and early detection of corrosion, damage, failure, flaws, defects, and subsurface inspection by the generation of electromagnetic responsive surfaces, coatings and coating systems.10-14-2010
20090117257Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications Using Electroless Deposition - In one embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a process for electroless deposition of metal atoms on an electrode to form a core and shell structure. The process includes treating a carbon-containing support by contacting the carbon-containing support with a treatment. The carbon-containing support is impregnated with a core component metal to form at least one seed site on the carbon-containing support. A predetermined amount of shell component metal is deposited on the at least one seed site of the core component through electroless deposition by contacting the carbon-containing support with a metal salt and a reducing agent. The shell component forms at least one complete monolayer on the core component. The amount of the shell component deposited is predetermined by using the surface area of the core component.05-07-2009
20120040084APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FORMING MODIFIED METAL COATINGS - Methods and systems for forming modified metal coatings on a gas turbine engine component (02-16-2012
20120040083METHOD FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM, METAL OXIDE FILM, AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM - The present invention aims at providing a method for forming a metal oxide film which can further improve the production efficiency while maintaining low resistance of a metal oxide film formed thereby. In the method for forming a metal oxide film of the present invention, a solution (02-16-2012
20120301602METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND CONTROL OF PLATES FOR ELECTRONICS AND RELATED APPARATUS - A method for the production and control of plates for electronics comprising a first step in which a plate is positioned, by positioning means, in a loading station; a second step in which the plate is disposed in a deposition station associated with a unit for depositing metal or other material; a third step in which the plate is disposed in an exit station and a detection means is activated to detect the presence of defects in the plate; and a fourth step in which the plate is discharged from the exit station. In the first step, the detection means is activated to identify defects in the plate disposed in the loading station. In the second step, the deposition unit is activated in order to deposit the metal on the plate when in the first step the detection means has not detected any defect in the plate.11-29-2012
20120301601SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADJUSTING MOISTURE CONCENTRATION OF A VENEER - Systems and methods for adjusting a moisture concentration of veneer are provided. In at least one specific embodiment, the method for adjusting a moisture concentration of a veneer can include estimating a moisture concentration of a veneer surface at one or more locations thereon. The method can also include comparing the one or more estimated locations to a minimum moisture concentration level. The method can also include moisturizing at least a portion of the one or more estimated locations that are below the minimum moisture concentration level to increase the moisture concentration thereof.11-29-2012
20100304008ADHESIVE DETECTION METHODS - Adhesive compositions useful for bonding fluorescent material-containing cellulosic substrates such as envelopes may be formulated using an adhesive polymer such as an emulsion of polyvinyl acetate in water and one or more compounds capable of reducing the degree of fluorescence exhibited by the substrate in areas of the substrate surface having the adhesive coated thereon. When irradiated by short wavelength light, the surface areas containing the adhesive coating appear darker than the surface areas that are free of adhesive, allowing quality control problems associated with application of the adhesive to be readily monitored and corrected. At the same time, however, the adhesive may be formulated such that the fluorescence-reducing compound does not alter the appearance of the adhesive coating when viewed under normal daylight conditions.12-02-2010
20090291197Laser cladding of tubes - The present invention relates to an apparatus for laser cladding of a curved surface comprising: (a) an elongated arm having first and second ends and defining a chamber through the arm from the first end to the second end; (b) a laser delivery source connected to a focusing lens mounted in a housing within an opening on the first end of the arm for delivering a laser beam through the chamber; (c) a delivery head mounted on the second end of the arm comprised of (i) an enclosure having an inlet for receiving the laser and an outlet for delivering the laser to the curved surface, (ii) a powder nozzle for delivering a cladding powder to an inner surface of the curved surface, and (iii) a reflective surface for reflecting the laser to exit through the outlet; (d) mounting means for rotating the curved surface for the cladding of the curved surface; and (e) indexing means for moving the arm substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the curved surface so as to clad the curved surface during the rotation of the curved surface. Typically, the curved surface is part of the inner surface of a tube used in industrial applications.11-26-2009
20110171363SCREENING METHOD FOR TEST SPECIMEN - A test specimen that has one or more chemical substances fixed to prescribed plural independent positions on a substrate, and the quantities of the chemical substances fixed at the respective prescribed positions are the total of integer multiples of existence quantity units defined for the respective chemical substances in the range from 1 amol to 1 nmol (excluding the case in which the total quantity is zero).07-14-2011
20120171356SYSTEM FOR DIGITAL DEPOSITION OF PAD / INTERCONNECTS COATINGS - A method and a system for printing patterns on an object, is provided. The system may include a copper protective coating printing unit arranged to print copper protective coating ink on the object to provide at least one copper protective coating ink pattern. The system may include zero or more additional printing units selected out of a solder mask printing unit arranged to print solder mask ink on the object to provide at least one solder mask pattern and a notation mark printing unit arranged to print notation mark ink on the object to provide at least one notation mark pattern. The system also includes at least one curing unit arranged to cure each ink printed by each printing unit.07-05-2012
20120003381METHOD OF ADJUSTING SPEED AND/OR ROUTING OF A TABLE MOVEMENT PLAN AND A LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS - A method of adjusting speed and/or routing of a part of a movement plan of a table under an immersion fluid supply system of a lithographic apparatus. The method includes splitting the movement plan of the table into a plurality of discrete movements; determining a risk of a bubble of a size greater than a certain size being present in immersion fluid through which a patterned beam of the lithographic apparatus will pass during a certain discrete movement by determining whether the immersion fluid supply system passes over a position at which immersion fluid leaked from the immersion fluid supply system is present; and adjusting the speed and/or routing of a part of the movement plan corresponding to (i) a discrete movement earlier than a discrete movement for which the risk of a bubble is determined, and/or (ii) a discrete movement for which the risk of a bubble is determined.01-05-2012
20120003380Manufacturing and Detecting Device and Method of Birefringent Lens Grating - The present disclosure provides a detecting device of a birefringent lens grating. The detecting device includes a projection pattern disposed adjacent to the birefringent lens grating; an illuminating light source for projecting light onto the projection pattern and the birefringent lens grating; an image capturing device for capturing the light out from the birefringent lens grating and obtaining a projection pattern image of the projection pattern; and a controller for comparing the projection pattern image with a reference to determine a refractive index matching degree of the birefringent lens grating. The present disclosure further provides a detecting method, a manufacture method and a manufacture device of the birefringent lens grating.01-05-2012
20120045567FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES HAVING A THIN-FILM BARRIER - Methods and apparatus provide for: applying an inorganic barrier layer to at least a portion of a flexible substrate, the barrier layer being formed from a low liquidus temperature (LLT) material; and sintering the inorganic barrier layer while maintaining the flexible substrate below a critical temperature.02-23-2012
20120015097METHOD OF USING IMAGE DATA IN THE PRODUCTION OF THIN WALL EXTRUSIONS - A method of coating metal wire with extrudate using an extrusion system. The method includes the steps of advancing the metal wire through an extrusion die of the extrusion system and extruding molten extrudate over the metal wire as the metal wire is advanced through the extrusion die. Image data is generated, using one or several electronic cameras, concurrently with the advancing, and extruding to provide visual feedback indicative of the concentricity or non-concentricity of extrudate surrounding the metal wire as the metal wire exits the extrusion die.01-19-2012
20120009329CONTROL FUNCTION AND DISPLAY FOR CONTROLLING SPRAY GUN - Control method and apparatus for a manual spray gun includes display that is disposed on the spray gun and that provides information to an operator about one or more coating operation parameters. An auxiliary trigger may be used that enables an operator to makes selections of one or more coating operation parameters. The display and auxiliary trigger together permit an operator to make selections without having to divert attention or field of view away from the spray gun or the coating area, especially during a coating operation.01-12-2012
20120009330Apparatus for Localized Coating of Cascade Impactor Particle Collection Surfaces - The invention relates to apparatuses and methods for applying a coating material to the collection surfaces of the stages after an impactor is assembled for use. The apparatuses and methods comprise generation of a multimodal droplet aerosol of liquid coating material and delivering it into the impactor. The coating substance improves the trapping of particles on the stages. The apparatuses and methods limit the total amount of coating material applied and confine it to the regions of particle impact opposite the stage orifices, thereby reducing the possibility of chemical interference when analyzing a test aerosol.01-12-2012
20120009328THIN FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE BY USING THE SAME - A thin film deposition apparatus that may be precisely aligned with a substrate during a deposition process, and a method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display device using the thin film deposition apparatus.01-12-2012
20090155451ANTIMICROBIAL COATING SYSTEM - An antimicrobial coating system, a film-forming composition, and an antimicrobial film. In some embodiments, the antimicrobial coating system can include a film-forming composition comprising a polymer having an effective molecular weight, and an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent dispersed within the polymer. The film-forming composition can form a water-insoluble, biocidal antimicrobial film when applied to a surface.06-18-2009
20120114836TPIR APPARATUS FOR MONITORING TUNGSTEN HEXAFLUORIDE PROCESSING TO DETECT GAS PHASE NUCLEATION, AND METHOD AND SYSTEM UTILIZING SAME - Apparatus and method for monitoring a vapor deposition installation in which a gas mixture can undergo gas phase nucleation (GPN) and/or chemically attack the product device, under process conditions supportive of such behavior. The apparatus includes a radiation source arranged to transmit source radiation through a sample of the gas mixture, and a thermopile detector assembly arranged to receive output radiation resulting from interaction of the source radiation with the gas mixture sample, and to responsively generate an output indicative of onset of the gas phase nucleation and/or chemical attack when such onset occurs. Such monitoring apparatus and methodology is useful in tungsten CVD processing to achieve high rate tungsten film growth without GPN or chemical attack.05-10-2012
20120114835NOZZLE FOR APPLYING A THIN FILM OF LIQUID - A nozzle for applying a fluid material to an object includes a tubular wall with several circumferentially spaced ribs that extend outward from the tubular wall to engage an object to which the fluid material is to be applied. The ribs are configured to space the tubular wall from the object to provide a gap between them for receiving the fluid material and to align the tubular wall with the object. The tubular wall provides at least one opening between adjacent pairs of ribs to allow the fluid material to flow into the gap. The nozzle includes a sealing surface that is configured to engage a portion of the object when the spaced ribs are engaging the object to prevent escape of the fluid from said gap and to allow pressure to be applied to the fluid material. This pressure is detected to determine when the gap has been filled.05-10-2012
20120114834AUTOMATIC STAMPING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON PRESS ROLLER AND PIN PRESS - An automatic stamping apparatus includes a conveyor for conveying a stamping object, a stamper for stamping a pattern and two-dimensional bar code information on the stamping object, a reader for reading the pattern and the two-dimensional bar code information, and an information processor for determining a pattern and two-dimensional bar code information to be stamped on the stamping object, controlling the stamper based on the determined pattern and two-dimensional bar code information, receiving the stamped pattern and two-dimensional bar code information of the stamping object read by the reader, comparing the received stamped pattern and two-dimensional bar code information with a pattern and two-dimensional bar code information to be stamped on the stamping object, thus verifying the accuracy of the stamping.05-10-2012
20110165317COATING DEVICE AND COATING METHOD - A coating method forming a coating film having a predetermined film thickness on a band-like support body. The method includes conveying the band-like support body; forming the coating liquid on the band-like support body using a coating device fixed on an vibration isolation device; and detecting vibration components on a surface of a floor on which the coating device is disposed and controlling vibration of the active vibration isolation device.07-07-2011
20110165316PLANT FOR FORMING ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS ON SUBSTRATES - Embodiments of the present invention generally provide a cluster tool 07-07-2011
20110165315Flux Monitor - A flux monitor system includes a light source and a sensor.07-07-2011
20120058251Film Forming Apparatus And Method Of Manufacturing Light Emitting Device - The problem regarding volatileness of a solvent in an EL forming material, which occurs in adopting printing, are solved. An EL layer is formed in a pixel, portion of a light emitting device by printing. Upon formation of the EL layer, a printing chamber is pressurized to reach a pressure equal to or higher than the atmospheric pressure, and the printing chamber is filled with inert gas or set to a solvent atmosphere. Thus the difficulty in forming an EL layer by printing is eliminated.03-08-2012
20120064224LIQUID CRYSTAL COATING APPARATUS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL COATING METHOD - The present invention provides a liquid crystal (LC) coating apparatus and an LC coating method. The LC coating apparatus comprises a plurality of liquid crystal coating devices, at least one real-time detector and a controller. The LC coating method comprises the following steps: utilizing the LC coating devices to coat a LC on a substrate; utilizing the real-time detector to real-time detect the LC coated on the substrate and outputting a detection signal; and utilizing the controller to control the LC coating devices according to the detection signal. The present invention can real-time monitor the coating status of the LC for coating and forming a uniform LC film.03-15-2012
20120070565OPERATIONALLY RELIABLE COATING DEVICE FOR POWDERY MATERIAL - A device for coating powdery material with at least one liquid additive, said device including a conveying device which contains a conveyor line which transports the powdery material, in addition to an introduction device for introducing the liquid additive onto the conveyor line comprising the powdery material, also including a cleaning device for cleaning the introduction device. Said introduction device includes a supply line and at least two nozzles, said liquid additive can be introduced onto the conveyor line and added to the powdery material by means of at least one nozzle. Also disclosed are a method for coating powdery material with at least one liquid additive and the use of a device for coating powdery material with at least one liquid additive.03-22-2012
20120070564Bake Plate Exhaust Monitor - An Exhaust Gas Analyzer (EGA) subsystem for monitoring exhaust gasses, for controlling and rapidly adjusting the processing conditions within a processing chamber in a thermal processing unit used for heating-treating wafers before and/or during Post Application Bake (PAB) procedures. The EGA subsystem can be used to control and/or optimize the heat-treating of coated wafers at different bake plate temperatures, and the EGA subsystem can provide a high wafer throughput.03-22-2012
20120219699GRAPHICAL APPLICATION SYSTEM - A graphical application system, with a surface spattering device, with at least one nozzle for expelling a spattering material onto a target surface, a nozzle control mechanism controls expelling of the nozzle. A spatial referencing unit references the spattering device in space and a computation means automatically controls the nozzle according to information from the spatial referencing unit and according to predefined desired spattering data as a digital image or a CAD-model of a desired pattern to be spattered onto the target surface. A communication means for establishing a communication link from the spatial referencing unit to the computation means to supply the position and orientation to the computation means. The spatial referencing unit is located remote from the spattering device and comprises at least two optical 2D cameras arranged with a stereobasis, for determining the position and orientation of images taken by the cameras.08-30-2012
20110104363PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUBSTRATE ATTRACTION FORCE IN PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS - An object is to provide a plasma processing apparatus and a method for controlling a substrate attraction force in a plasma processing apparatus by which the substrate attraction force is controlled to be constant without being influenced by the number of processed substrates. Therefore, change of a substrate potential is previously measured every constant integrated film thickness interval under a predetermined plasma processing condition (S05-05-2011
20120164313METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE - A method of manufacturing an optical waveguide is provided which enables a recognition device such as a CCD camera to easily recognize an alignment mark for positioning a mold for over cladding layer formation. The method includes the steps of: forming protruding cores and a protruding alignment mark on an upper surface of an under cladding layer on a substrate by a photolithographic method; and forming the over cladding layer by use of the mold positioned using the alignment mark as a guide. For the formation of the alignment mark, a photomask is used which has an opening pattern for alignment mark formation including an opening, and a light transmission amount reduction region provided around the opening and having an aperture ratio within a range greater than 10% and less than 80%. The alignment mark is formed to have a peripheral side surface in the form of an inclined surface.06-28-2012
20120121794DEPOSITION QUANTITY MEASURING APPARATUS, DEPOSITION QUANTITY MEASURING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT - A manufacturing method according to the present invention includes a step of allowing lithium to deposit on a substrate provided with a layer capable of forming a compound together with lithium. A first beta ray and a second beta ray are emitted toward the substrate for irradiation before the deposition step to measure backscattering, from the substrate, of the first beta ray and the second beta ray. The first beta ray and the second beta ray are emitted toward the substrate for irradiation after the deposition step to measure backscattering, from the substrate, of the first beta ray and the second beta ray. A decrement in backscattering of the first beta ray before and after lithium deposition and a decrement in backscattering of the second beta ray before and after lithium deposition are calculated. The deposition step is controlled depending on the decrement in the backscattering of the first beta ray and the decrement in the backscattering of the second beta ray.05-17-2012
20100247743DROPLET DISCHARGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THIN FILM - A droplet discharge device is configured to control the drive corresponding to a prescribed set of the nozzles selected to discharge droplets during a main scan when the droplets are arranged in the first partition regions, based on a pre-measured distribution of a droplet discharge amount of each of the prescribed set of the nozzles so that the droplet discharge amount approximates a predetermined optimal amount, and to control the drive waveforms corresponding to the nozzles included in a plurality of potential combinations of the nozzles selected to discharge droplets during a main scan when the droplets are arranged in the second partition regions, based on a pre-measured distribution of an average droplet discharge amount calculated from an amount of droplets discharged from the each of the nozzles in all the potential combinations so that the droplet discharge amount approximates the predetermined optimal amount.09-30-2010
20100247742Three-dimensional object forming apparatus and method for forming three-dimensional object - A three-dimensional object forming apparatus is provided, which at least comprises: a construction stage, a printing module, plural temporary storage tanks, plural powder supplying tanks, a construction tank, a printing quality inspection component for forming a pattern to determine whether the printing module is blocked or not, a maintenance device, and a dust-proof device.09-30-2010
20100247741APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING CYLINDRICAL MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CYLINDRICAL MEMBER - The invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing a cylindrical member comprising a cylindrical core body having an outer peripheral surface with a releasing property, the apparatus comprising: a film-forming device that forms a resin film in a region at a central portion from both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body; a judging device that judges the deterioration of the releasing property of regions continuous from the region where the resin film is to be formed in the region at the inner side from both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body, before the resin film is formed by the film-forming device; and a control device that controls the film-forming device such that the resin film is formed by exposing regions with an undeteriorated releasing property on both ends in the axial direction of the outer peripheral surface of the core body, in accordance with the results of judgment by the judging device.09-30-2010
20100247744METHOD FOR PAINTING AUTOMOBILE BODY AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - A method for painting an automobile body, which comprises: a first paint film-forming step K09-30-2010
20100247740COMPREHENSIVE METHOD FOR LOCAL APPLICATION AND LOCAL REPAIR OF THERMAL BARRIER COATINGS - A method for the local initial application of a thermal barrier coating layer (09-30-2010
20120219700COATING METHOD AND COATING SYSTEM HAVING DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF THE ATOMIZER ROTATIONAL SPEED AND THE HIGH VOLTAGE - Exemplary coating methods and coating systems, e.g., for coating the component surface of a component with a coating agent by means of an atomizer in a coating system, for example to paint a body part of a motor vehicle with paint, are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises moving the atomizer over the component surface of the component to be coated, or moving the component in the spray jet, thereby applying the coating agent to the component surface by means of the atomizer. The atomizer may be operated with at least one electrical and/or kinematic operating variable comprising a certain voltage for the electrostatic charging of the coating agent and/or a certain rotational speed of a rotating spray element of the atomizer. In one example, the electrical and/or kinematic operating variable of the atomizer may be dynamically varied during the movement of the atomizer.08-30-2012
20120251704CONDITIONING METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a conditioning method conditions interiors of a plurality of process chambers of a substrate processing apparatus, conditioning of the interior of the first process chamber is performed if a first integrated value set in connection with the process of the substrate reaches a set value N1. The second process chamber is set in a standby state when the conditioning of the first process chamber starts and the series of processes is stopped. By determining whether a second integrated value set in connection with process of the substrate in the second process chamber is equal to or greater than a set value N2, count of a third integrated value in the second process chamber is started if the second integrated value is equal to or greater than the set value N2. A conditioning of the second process chamber is performed if the third integrated value exceeds a set value N3.10-04-2012
20120171357LIQUID MATERIAL ARRANGEMENT METHOD, COLOR FILTER MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A liquid material arrangement method is a method for arranging a liquid material in a plurality of prescribed regions on a substrate by discharging the liquid material as a droplet from a nozzle. The liquid material arrangement method includes: performing a discharge information acquiring step for acquiring discharge information of the nozzle including a landing position and a discharge quantity of the droplet discharged from the nozzle by a nozzle check; performing a second pattern generating step for generating a second dot pattern, which is an arrangement pattern for arranging a prescribed number of droplets, by selecting at least one non-discharge dot from a first dot pattern, which is an arrangement pattern for arranging more droplets than the prescribed number of droplets, based on the discharge information; and performing a liquid material arranging step for arranging the liquid material in the prescribed regions based on the second dot pattern.07-05-2012
20100304010Powder feed rate sensor - A powder feed rate sensor includes a surface or diaphragm configured to detect powder feed rate.12-02-2010
20120076922METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF A METAL COATING LAYER DEPOSITED ON THE SURFACE OF A STEEL STRIP - In a method for the spectral analysis of a metal coating layer deposited on the surface of a steel strip, the strip is moved along an arc of the outer surface of a rotating roller with a cylindrical wall guiding the strip by contact. An ablation laser beam is guided into an internal cavity of the cylindrical wall to be placed in optical incidence under a normal axis on the outer surface of the roller on a targeted contact point of the strip and the roller. The beam passes through the wall via a wall opening, which is transparent to the beam. A plasma spectral emission distribution from the laser ablation to the contact point is collected by optical feedback in the direction of the normal axis on the outer surface of the roller and through the opening in order to be guided towards a spectral measurement unit. The normal axis on the outer surface for the optical incidence and feedback is placed in synchronous rotation with the roller.03-29-2012
20100047439Barrier coating corrosion control methods and systems for interior piping systems - Methods and systems for providing cleaning and providing barrier coatings to interior wall surfaces of small diameter metal and composite piping systems in buildings. An entire piping system can be cleaned in one single pass by dry particulates forced by air throughout the building piping system by an external generator, and the entire piping system can be coated in one single pass by a machine also connected exterior to the piping system. Small diameter pipes can be protected by the effects of water corrosion, erosion and electrolysis, extending the life of small diameter piping systems such as copper, steel, lead, brass, cast iron piping and piping systems made of composite materials. The invention meets the National Sanitation Foundation standard for products and services that come into contact with potable water, and the American Water Works Association. Coatings can be applied to pipes having diameters of approximately ⅜″ up to approximately 6″ so that entire piping systems such as potable water lines, natural gas lines, HVAC piping systems, drain lines, and fire sprinkler systems in buildings such as single-family homes to smaller walk-up style apartments to multi-floor concrete high-rise hotel/resort facilities and office towers, as well as high-rise apartment and condominium buildings and schools, can be cleaned and coated to pipes within existing walls. The barrier coating forms an approximately 4 mils or greater covering to the inside of pipes. Entire buildings can return to service within approximately 24 to approximately 96 hours depending on the size of the building piping system.02-25-2010
20100272883METHODS FOR VOC-REDUCED PRETREATMENT OF SUBSTRATES AND DETECTION BY LUMINESCENCE - The present invention comprises methods for the pretreatment of substrates, including without limitation, metal or glass surfaces, with activators of reduced VOC content. Preferred embodiments of the invention comprise activators containing methyl acetate as a solvent, at least one adhesion promoter, and a luminescent agent responsive to light of specific wavelengths. In some embodiments, without limitation, an activator composition of reduced VOC content and also comprising a luminescent agent is applied to a substrate before application of additional adhesives or paints, and the substrate is examined under a controlled light source as required to excite the luminescent agent. The luminescent agent in the activator composition appears distinctly where the activator has been applied to the surface, allowing one to detect whether the activator has been properly applied.10-28-2010
20120315381COATING DEVICE AND METHOD - The invention relates to a novel assembly for coating substrates.12-13-2012
20120315380COATING METHOD - A coating method for forming a coating film by discharging a coating solution from a coating die onto a surface of a substrate that is being conveyed includes detecting the pressure and flow rate of the coating solution in a circulation circuit through which the coating solution is circulated between the coating die and a supply tank for the coating solution, estimating the viscosity of the coating solution based on the pressure and flow rate detected, determining an initial value of a coating gap between the discharge port of the coating die and the substrate which is necessary to adjust the coating width of the coating die to a target value based on the correlation between the viscosity estimated and the coating width, and adjusting the coating gap to the initial value and starting the supply of the coating solution to the coating die.12-13-2012
20120315379COMPONENT PROTECTIVE OVERMOLDING USING PROTECTIVE EXTERNAL COATINGS - Techniques for component protective overmolding using protective external coatings include selectively applying a protective material substantially over one or more elements coupled to a framework configured to be worn, the elements including at least a sensor, and forming one or more moldings substantially over a subset or all of the framework, the protective material and the elements, after the protective material has been selectively applied, at least one of the one or more moldings having a protective property.12-13-2012
20120315378Slot Die Position Adjustment Control - A system comprises a slot die including an applicator slot extending about a width of the slot die, wherein the applicator slot is in fluid communication with a fluid flow path through the slot die, and a plurality of actuators spaced about the width of the slot die, wherein each actuator in the plurality of actuators is operable to adjust a cross-directional thickness of the fluid flow path at its respective location to provide a local adjustment of fluid flow through the applicator slot. The system further comprises a controller configured to set the position of each actuator according to one of a plurality of discrete settings for operation of the slot die. The controller is further configured to, using fluid dynamics and a digital model of the die, predict a set of discrete settings from the plurality of discrete settings corresponding to a preselected cross-web profile for the extrudate.12-13-2012
20120177810IN-SITU IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF MICROSTRUCTURES PRODUCED BY PHASE TRANSFORMATION OF A MATERIAL - A microstructure detector and in-situ method for real-time determination of the microstructure of a material undergoing alloying or other phase transformation. The method carried out by the detector includes the steps of: (a) detecting light emitted from a plasma plume created during phase transformation of a material; (b) determining at least some of the spectral content of the detected light; and (c) determining an expected microstructure of the transformed material from the determined spectral content. Closed loop control of the phase transformation process can be carried out using feedback from the detector to achieve a desired microstructure.07-12-2012
20120177809DUCT COATING SYSTEM - A method of sealing pipes or ducts with a duct coating applicator having a camera mounted thereon. The duct coating applicator sprays plural compounds on an interior of the duct. A duct coating applicator mounted camera records a video of an inside of the duct. The video is quickly accessible for customer review on site. A customer billing statement is quickly generated on site. A controller communicates with the nozzle carriage. A pump feeds the duct coating applicator from a resin tank via a resin supply line. The controller receives resin temperature and pressure, duct diameter, and duct coating applicator speed data and can adjust resin feed and duct coating applicator speed rates. The duct coating applicator has a cylindrical body having an outer member and a core member. An adjustable nozzle is on an outlet end for dispersing resin. Extension arms may be adjusted to accommodate various duct sizes.07-12-2012
20120177808SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW-POWER NANOTUBE GROWTH USING DIRECT RESISTIVE HEATING - Direct resistive heating is used to grow nanotubes out of carbon and other materials. A growth-initiated array of nanotubes is provided using a CVD or ion implantation process. These processes use indirect heating to heat the catalysts to initiate growth. Once growth is initiated, an electrical source is connected between the substrate and a plate above the nanotubes to source electrical current through and resistively heat the nanotubes and their catalysts. A material source supplies the heated catalysts with carbon or another material to continue growth of the array of nanotubes. Once direct heating has commenced, the source of indirect heating can be removed or at least reduced. Because direct resistive heating is more efficient than indirect heating the total power consumption is reduced significantly.07-12-2012
20100009065DROPLET JETTING APPLICATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COATED BODY - A droplet jetting applicator includes a droplet jet head being movably provided, having a nozzle surface provided with multiple nozzles, and being configured to jet a liquid from the multiple nozzles as droplets, a cleaner configured to clean the nozzle surface, an image shooting unit configured to shoot shapes of the droplets jetted from the droplet jet head, and a controller configured to control the droplet jet head, the cleaner, and the image shooting unit and to detect the shapes of the droplets shot by the image shooting unit.01-14-2010
20100009064Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) apparatus usable in the manufacture of superconducting conductors - A method for manufacturing a high-temperature superconducting conductor includes translating an elongated substrate through a reactor. Further, a high temperature superconducting layer is formed on the substrate translating through the reactor by deposition of a reaction product of metalorganic precursor materials onto the substrate. Further, partial pressure of oxygen is monitored to indirectly monitor supply of metalorganic precursors into the reactor.01-14-2010
20090061074TECHNOLOGY OF DETECTING ABNORMAL OPERATION OF PLASMA PROCESS - A method of detecting abnormal operation of a plasma process, includes: (i) detecting a potential Vpp1 between an upper electrode and a lower electrode disposed parallel to each other in a reaction camber at a time T03-05-2009
20120225190METHOD FOR COATING MEASUREMENT - The present invention is directed to a method for obtaining characteristics of a target coating layer. Specifically, a clearcoat layer is provided over a target coating layer for measuring color and appearance characteristics of the target coating. The clearcoat layer can comprise materials from renewable resources, The present invention is also directed to a system for obtaining characteristics of the target coating layer.09-06-2012
20120225188Multiple Control Method for Printing a Multilayer Pattern and Relative Plant - A method for multi-layer printing on a support, comprising a first printing step performed in a printing station in a system, one or more subsequent printing steps that are performed in one or more subsequent printing stations in the system and a plurality of alignment steps performed in the system, wherein the alignment steps are used to effect the correct positioning of a material printed in a subsequent printing step. The method comprises, downstream of each printing step and upstream of each alignment step, a control step in which detection devices detect the position of a layer printed on a support and/or the position of the support in the system by use of a control unit that compares at least one of the positions detected with predefined positions and/or with the positions detected in the previous control step, and wherein the results of the comparison are used in the alignment step.09-06-2012
20120189763METHOD FOR MICROSTRUCTURE CONTROL OF CERAMIC THERMAL SPRAY COATING - An apparatus for applying segmented ceramic coatings includes means for supporting and moving one or more substrates; one or more heat sources disposed proximate to one or more substrates, wherein at least one of the heat sources is positioned to apply a heat stream to pre-heat a thermal gradient zone on a surface of a substrate; a material deposition device disposed proximate to one or more heat sources, wherein the material deposition device is positioned to deposit a material on a deposition area located behind the thermal gradient zone on the surface; and means for monitoring a surface temperature of one or more substrates.07-26-2012
20120189766PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING COATING DEPOSITION - Method and apparatus for controlling a coating deposition process, where at least at one stage of the coating deposition process at least one of the coating precursors includes a gas, a vapour or an aerosol. The method includes monitoring ultrafine particles and adjusting at least one process parameter based on the monitoring. The apparatus includes means for monitoring ultrafine particles and means for adjusting at least one process parameter based on the monitoring.07-26-2012
20120189765PAINT CURING MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - In a paint curing measurement system and method, the number of products input to an paint curing production line, the frequency of spraying primer on the surfaces of the products, the frequency of drying the primer on the surfaces of the products, a frequency of spraying topcoat on the surfaces of the products, and a yield of the products are calculated. Accordingly, production performance of the paint curing production line is determined. The production performance is output to an output device.07-26-2012
20120189764PROCESS FOR PREDICTING GLOSS OF LOW GLOSS COATING BY WET COLOR MEASUREMENT - The present invention is directed to a process for process for predicting gloss of a coating resulting from a wet layer of a low gloss coating composition, such as automotive OEM or refinish paint. The process includes measuring reflectance of the layer of the coating composition applied over a test substrate and then allowing the layer to dry and/or cure into a coating. Thereafter, its gloss is measured with a gloss meter. The process is repeated with varying amounts of one or flatting agents added to the composition and the reflectance vs. gloss is plotted on a graph and by using a curve fitting equation a gloss prediction curve is obtained. By measuring the reflectance of a wet layer of a target low gloss coating composition the gloss of a coating that would result from such a layer is then predicted by using the gloss prediction curve. The process is most useful during the manufacture of coating compositions, such as automotive OEM and refinishes paints.07-26-2012
20110123706CONTINUOUS COATING SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A continuous coating supply system includes a first coating storage unit, a second coating storage unit, a coating intake, a coating outlet, conduits and a plurality of valves. The conduits connect the first storage unit, the second coating storage unit, the coating intake and the coating outlet and are positioned on the conduits. The control unit is respectively connected to the first storage unit and the second storage, to determine a volume of coating in the first storage unit and the second storage unit, thus deciding to opened and close the valves. The pressure unit is respectively connected to the first storage unit and the second storage unit, to apply air pressure to the first coating storage unit and the second coating storage unit.05-26-2011
20120231151Arrangement Apparatus and Arrangement Method for Forming Nano Particles in Shape of Pillar - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for arranging nanoparticles in a column shape by simultaneously inserting the nanoparticles into respective nanogrooves of a substrate with a nanogroove array.09-13-2012
20080299291Process For The Continuous Production Of Polycrystalline High-Purity Silicon Granules - High-purity polysilicon granules are prepared by depositing reaction gas on silicon granules in a fluidized bed reactor having: 12-04-2008
20080299292Method of coating substrate - A method of coating by supplying a liquid material from a nozzle tip to form a film on a substrate surface facing to the nozzle, having the steps of: preparing a translation mechanism, which is capable of moving the nozzle in an in-plane direction and in a thickness direction of the substrate; making the nozzle to come gradually closer to the substrate, after positioning of the nozzle on the in-plane of the substrate, by using the translation mechanism; detecting electric current flowing through the nozzle from the substrate surface, when a semiconductor droplet supplied from the nozzle tip contacts with an electrode installed at the substrate surface; stopping accession of the nozzle to the substrate, when the electric current exceeds threshold value set in advance; and making the nozzle tip apart from the substrate farther than in the stopping, so as to coat the substrate with the liquid material.12-04-2008
20120328771CLOSED LOOP PROCESS CONTROL OF PLASMA PROCESSED MATERIALS - A plasma processing apparatus and method are disclosed which improve the repeatability of various plasma processes. The actual implanted dose is a function of implant conditions, as well as various other parameters. This method used knowledge of current implant conditions, as well as information about historical data to improve repeatability. In one embodiment, information about plasma composition and dose per pulse is used to control one or more operating parameters in the plasma chamber. In another embodiment, this information is combined with historical data to control one or more operating parameters in the plasma chamber.12-27-2012
20120328772COATED PAPER MAKING APPARATUS AND METHOD - Apparatus for making coated paper serving as lower ignition propensity paper for cigarettes has a transport path (L) for a web (W), a coating unit (12-27-2012
20110039016Manufacturing Technique - An additive layer manufacturing method comprising applying a material, for example a strong Raman scatterer material, treating the applied material using a laser, monitoring a characteristic of the applied material using a vibrational spectroscopy technique, for example a Raman technique, and using the output of the monitoring operation in controlling the treatment of the material. An apparatus for use in the method is also described.02-17-2011
20110045165SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING POINT SOURCES OF WATER INFILTRATION/INFLOW INTO A SEWER SYSTEM - A system for identifying the point source of external fluid infiltrating into a sanitary sewer system. An apparatus applies a substantially uniform coating to the surface of inner walls of a portion of the sewer system. The system also includes means for observing and recording the initial condition of the coated surface, means for observing and recording subsequent conditions of the coated surface, and means for comparing the initial condition of the coated surface with subsequent conditions to detect a predetermined change in the condition of the coated surface. The change in the condition of the coated surface indicates the point source of the infiltration of water into the sewer system.02-24-2011
20090176008METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR SYNCHRONIZED POSITIONING OF AT LEAST ONE ESSENTIALLY CONTINUOUS MATERIAL WEB - A method for synchronized positioning of a web for manufacturing products. The method includes feeding the web into a production apparatus at a first speed; processing in the production apparatus, with the web being fed forward at a second speed; and detection of each synchronization mark for positioning the respective motif in a predetermined position on each product. The method includes the following steps: generation of a reading of the actual value of a virtual master function upon the detection, which includes a cyclic clock where the number of cycles per product includes an integer; comparison between the actual value and the expected value of the virtual master function; and stretching of the web in response to any deviation between the actual value and the expected value, with the aim of minimizing the deviation.07-09-2009
20110223317DIRECT THERMAL STABILIZATION FOR COATING APPLICATION - A coating system includes a first work piece, a work piece support for holding the first work piece, a plasma-based coating delivery apparatus configured to apply a coating material to the first work piece in a plasma-based vapor stream, and a first electron gun configured to direct a first electron beam at the first work piece while the plasma-based coating delivery apparatus applies the coating to the first work piece for heating the first work piece being coated, wherein the first electron gun is configured to direct the first electron beam at a region of the first work piece facing away from the plasma-based coating delivery apparatus.09-15-2011
20100233353EVAPORATOR, COATING INSTALLATION, AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF - An evaporator for applying vapor to a substrate at a coating rate is described. The evaporator includes an evaporator tube having a distribution pipe with at least one nozzle outlet, wherein the evaporator tube includes a pressure measurement device, the pressure measurement device comprising an optical diaphragm gauge.09-16-2010
20120276281Method of Coating a Workpiece Incorporating a Color Contributing Primer Layer - A method of coating a workpiece. The method includes applying a primer layer having a color pigment to the workpiece, applying a basecoat layer to the primer layer, and applying a clearcoat layer to the basecoat layer. The primer layer contributes to the color of the workpiece.11-01-2012
20120100280PHOTORESIST-COATING APPARATUS AND PHOTORESIST-COATING METHOD USING THE SAME - A photoresist-coating apparatus includes a substrate on which a particle-detecting area and an invalid particle-detecting area are defined, a nozzle discharging photoresist to the substrate and moving along a direction, and a particle-detecting sensor controlling on and off of the nozzle in the particle-detecting area according to presence of particles, wherein in the invalid particle-detecting area, the nozzle operates independently from detection of the particle-detecting sensor.04-26-2012
20100203230Hot Melt Adhesive System And Method Using Machine Readable Information - A hot melt adhesive system includes a melting unit configured to liquefy a bulk form of hot melt adhesive and deliver the liquefied hot melt adhesive to an application location. The melting unit includes a controller for establishing and/or verifying at least one system condition, such as temperatures associated with system operation. A machine reading unit is coupled with the controller and is capable of receiving information from a machine readable element and communicating the information to the controller for use in establishing and/or verifying the system condition. A method of operating the system includes scanning information on at least one system condition into the controller from a machine readable element, and using the scanned information during operation of the melting unit.08-12-2010
20100203229COATING-POWDER-SUPPLY APPARATUS - The coating-powder-supply apparatus according to the invention comprises a powder-storage container, a powder conveyor, in order to convey powder out of the powder-storage container, and a set of scales, in order to weigh the powder located in the powder-storage container.08-12-2010
20100166944METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE POLYESTER FRACTION OF A MULTI-COMPONENT POWDER DURING A THERMAL SPRAYING PROCESS, METHOD FOR COATING OR TOUCHING UP AN OBJECT BY MEANS OF A THERMAL SPRAYING PROCESS AND THERMAL SPRAYING DEVICE - A method for determining the polyester fraction in a multi-component powder during a thermal spraying process is disclosed. The multi-component powder is heated and fed to an object with the aid of a carrier, forming a coating on the object. At least one measured value for the intensity of the light emitted by the combination of the carrier and multi-component powder material on the way to the object is detected at least in the range of a characteristic wavelength of polyester. A characteristic value is derived from the combination of the measured values, and the fraction of the polyester to be determined is calculated on the basis of a previously determined relationship between the characteristic value and the polyester fraction.07-01-2010
20100166942Method for Searching Parameter Codes of a Biosensor and Method for Producing a Biosensor Chip Matching a Biosensor - A method for searching parameter codes of a biosensor and a method for producing a biosensor chip matching a biosensor, which utilize parameter codes to produce a biosensor which is applicable to the biosensor chips of different brands and a biosensor chip which is applicable to the biosensors of different brands.07-01-2010
20130011547Optical Component Fabrication Using Coated Substrates - A method of fabricating or preparing an optical component, such as a mirror, using an amorphous oxide coated substrate is presented. An amorphous oxide coating is applied to an optical substrate. An assessment of surface roughness of the coated surface is performed. The coated surface is polished based on the assessment. Initial assessments can be conducted and polishing can be performed based on those initial assessments prior to applying the coating to better prepare the surface for the coating. Each assessment can assess the surface's Mid-Spatial Frequency Roughness (MSFR), High-Spatial Frequency Roughness (HSFR), or both. The performing of the assessments, polishing and/or coating can be computer-controlled. This process is ideal in the fabrication of an optical component formed from a substrate with a near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion. An optical component fabricated in this manner is also presented.01-10-2013
20130011546MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LOW FIRE-SPREADING WEB AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A LOW FIRE-SPREADING WRAPPING PAPER USED FOR CIGARETTES - There is provided a machine of manufacturing a low fire-spreading web, having a travel path (01-10-2013
20130011548COATING DEVICE AND COATING METHOD - A coating apparatus comprises a high speed camera for imaging a tablet layer in a rotating drum, personal computer for calculating a flow rate of a tablet in the tablet layer based on image data from the high speed camera, and a control apparatus for controlling a rotational speed of the rotating drum based on a calculation value of the flow rate of the tablet obtained by the personal computer.01-10-2013
20130017317LOAD LOCK CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS - Method and apparatus for controlling evacuation pressure of a load lock connected to a processing chamber uses prior pressure changes detected in the processing chamber when the load lock communicates with the processing chamber.01-17-2013
20130017316SPUTTER GUNAANM Yang; Hong ShengAACI PleasantonAAST CAAACO USAAGP Yang; Hong Sheng Pleasanton CA USAANM Child; Kent RileyAACI DublinAAST CAAACO USAAGP Child; Kent Riley Dublin CA US - A sputter gun is provided in the embodiments contained herein. The sputter gun includes an impeller disposed within a backside portion of an opening within a housing of the sputter gun, the housing including an inlet directing fluid to rotate the impeller around an axis. A plate is disposed next to the impeller, the plate has openings extending therethrough, the openings enabling the fluid access to a backside portion of the opening within the housing. A plurality of magnets is disposed within the front side of the plate and extending from a surface of the plate such that as the impeller rotates with the plurality of magnets. A thermally conductive membrane extends across a front surface of the front portion of the opening, wherein the fluid contacts the thermally conductive membrane prior to exiting the opening within the housing. A method of performing a deposition process is also included.01-17-2013
20130017315METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING POWER DISTRIBUTION IN SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEMSAANM LAI; CANFENGAACI FremontAAST CAAACO USAAGP LAI; CANFENG Fremont CA USAANM ABERLE; DAVID EUGENEAACI MilpitasAAST CAAACO USAAGP ABERLE; DAVID EUGENE Milpitas CA USAANM CAMP; MICHAEL P.AACI San RamonAAST CAAACO USAAGP CAMP; MICHAEL P. San Ramon CA USAANM BARANDICA; HENRYAACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP BARANDICA; HENRY San Jose CA USAANM HILKENE; MARTIN A.AACI GilroyAAST CAAACO USAAGP HILKENE; MARTIN A. Gilroy CA USAANM SCOTNEY-CASTLE; MATTHEW D.AACI Morgan HillAAST CAAACO USAAGP SCOTNEY-CASTLE; MATTHEW D. Morgan Hill CA USAANM TOBIN; JEFFREYAACI Mountain ViewAAST CAAACO USAAGP TOBIN; JEFFREY Mountain View CA USAANM BURNS; DOUGLAS H.AACI SaratogaAAST CAAACO USAAGP BURNS; DOUGLAS H. Saratoga CA USAANM HAWRYLCHAK; LARAAACI GilroyAAST CAAACO USAAGP HAWRYLCHAK; LARA Gilroy CA US - Methods and apparatus for controlling power distribution in a substrate processing system are provided. In some embodiments, a substrate processing system including a process chamber having a substrate support and a processing region disposed above the substrate support; a first conduit disposed above the processing region to provide a portion of a first toroidal path that extends through the first conduit and across the processing region; a second conduit disposed above the processing region to provide a portion of a second toroidal path that extends through the second conduit and across the processing region; an RF generator coupled to the first and second conduits to provide RF energy having a first frequency to each of the first and second conduits; an impedance matching network disposed between the RF generator and the first and second conduits; and a power divider to control the amount of RF energy provided to the first and second conduits from the RF generator.01-17-2013
20110159170APPARATUS FOR AND A METHOD OF DETERMINING CONDITION OF HOT MELT ADHESIVE FOR BINDING OF A PERFECT BOUND BOOK - Apparatus is disclosed for monitoring and signaling when a hot melt adhesive contained in a heated adhesive reservoir should be changed. A wheel is at least partially immersed in the adhesive in the reservoir and is rotated by a motor and a computer controls system controls the operation of the motor. From time to time, the computer control system operates the motor and compares the running current supplied to the motor at which the motor stalls to a predetermined stall running current corresponding to a predetermined viscosity level of the adhesive at which the adhesive exhibits a minimum level of binding characteristics and thus generates a signal to change the adhesive. A method of determining when the adhesive should be changed is also disclosed.06-30-2011
20130022735METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BAND-SHAPED PLASTIC FILM - The invention relates to a method for applying an adhesive (01-24-2013
20100086671METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AN ELECTRONIC RECORD OF A MARKING OPERATION INCLUDING SERVICE-RELATED INFORMATION AND/OR TICKET INFORMATION - Methods and apparatus for generating electronic records of marking operations for underground facilities/utilities. Electronic records of marking information may be logged/stored in local memory of a marking device, formatted in various manners, processed and/or analyzed at the marking device itself, and/or transmitted in whole or in part to another device (e.g., a remote computer/server) for storage, processing and/or analysis. In one example, service-related information and/or ticket information is collected and logged into an electronic record of a marking operation. Such information may in some cases be logged together with actuation data based on one or more actuations of a marking device (e.g., a trigger-pull to dispense marking material).04-08-2010
20130177698SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR SOLDER MASK INSPECTION - A system and a method for inspection aided printing, the method may include printing, by a printing unit of a system, a pattern on an area of a substrate, during a printing process; inspecting, by an inspection unit of the system, the area to provide inspection results; searching, by a processor of the system, for a defect, based upon the inspection results; and wherein if a defect is found—determining whether to (a) repair the substrate, (b) perform a corrective measure for improving the printing process, or (c) perform no corrective measure in response to the defect.07-11-2013
20130171335THIN FILM DEPOSITING APPARATUS AND THE THIN FILM DEPOSITING METHOD USING THE SAME - A thin film depositing apparatus and a thin film deposition method using the apparatus. The thin film depositing apparatus includes a chamber configured to have a substrate mounted therein, an ejection unit configured to move in the chamber and to eject a deposition vapor to the substrate, and a source supply unit configured to supply a source of the deposition vapor to the ejection unit.07-04-2013
20080220150MICROBATCH DEPOSITION CHAMBER WITH RADIANT HEATING - The present invention generally provides an apparatus and method for processing and transferring substrates in an epitaxial deposition chamber. Embodiments of the invention described herein are adapted to maximize chamber throughput and improve film deposition uniformity. In one embodiment, two substrates are processed simultaneously using radiant heating of the substrates in a cold wall, low pressure chemical vapor deposition reactor.09-11-2008
20130177697IMPLEMENTING ENHANCED OPTICAL MIRROR COUPLING AND ALIGNMENT UTILIZING TWO-PHOTON RESIST - A method, system and computer program product for implementing an enhanced optical mirror coupling and alignment mechanism utilizing two-photon resist. An initial placement is provided for one or more vias on a printed circuit board. A via is filled with a resist. A series of tightly focused light beams suitably exposes the resist at varying depths in the via, the varying depths defining a sloped polymer in the via after removing resist that had not been at the focus of the light beam. The sloped polymer is coated with reflective material to reflect light into or out of the via.07-11-2013
20130177699PRECURSOR SUPPLIES, MATERIAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS WITH WHICH PRECURSOR SUPPLIES ARE CONFIGURED TO BE USED AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - In various aspects and embodiments, the present disclosure relates to the manner in which precursor materials are provided to processing equipment and, more specifically, to the manner in which precursor materials of organic polymers are delivered to systems for forming and, in some embodiments, depositing the organic polymers. In one aspect, the disclosure relates to precursor supplies, which comprise vehicles, such as binders, supports and cartridges, for delivering a precursor material to a material processing system, such as a deposition system or other processing equipment. In another aspect, the disclosure relates to material processing systems with which the precursor supplies are configured to be used. Methods for preparing precursor supplies, using precursor supplies, providing process control, and recycling precursor supplies are also disclosed.07-11-2013
20120251705TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING METHOD AND PLASMA PROCESSING SYSTEM - In order to control a temperature of a wafer with high accuracy, there is provided a temperature controlling method including retrieving a result of measuring a kind of a film formed on a rear surface of the wafer; selecting a temperature of the wafer corresponding to an electric power supplied to process the wafer and the kind of the film formed on the rear surface of the wafer, which is the measurement result, from a first database, in which the electric power supplied to a chamber, the kind of the film formed on the rear surface of the wafer, and the temperature of the wafer are stored to be linked to one another; and adjusting the temperature of the wafer based on the selected temperature of the wafer.10-04-2012
20080213465Method and Apparatus for Applying a Coating on a Substrate - A method for applying a coating (09-04-2008
20130095231SEALANT COATING EQUIPMENT FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL AND ITS COATING METHOD - The present invention discloses a sealant coating equipment of a liquid crystal panel which comprises a nozzle, the nozzle is used for sealant coating of substrates required to be sealant-coated, the equipment further comprises a monitoring and detecting device. When the nozzle is performing sealant coating, the monitoring and detecting device is used for instantaneously acquiring images after the sealant coating is performed by the nozzle, determining if there are defects of sealant coating according to the acquired images, and recording location data of defective sealant coatings when determining that there are the defective sealant coatings. When the nozzle finishes the sealant coating, the monitoring and detecting device is further used for displaying images of the defective sealant coatings and locations data of the defective sealant coatings. The present invention further discloses a sealant coating method of a liquid crystal panel.04-18-2013
20130101728ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN SITU STRESS RELIEF - An additive manufacturing process performed by an additive manufacturing machine includes strain gauges that detect stress within a part during fabrication within a defined workspace. When the detected stress is exceeds a desired level the fabrication steps are paused and a stress relieving process is performed within the chamber without moving the part. The additive manufacturing machine includes heaters and coolers for changing the temperature within the chamber to perform the desired stress relieving process in the same space as fabrication is performed. Once it is confirmed that stresses within the part are within acceptable limits the part fabrication process is resumed.04-25-2013
20130101729REAL TIME CAP FLATTENING DURING HEAT TREAT - An additive manufacturing process includes the steps of measuring a parameter of a part supported within a workspace after a heat treat or other stress relieving process. The measured parameter being a part characteristic that is desired to be within a desired range prior to proceeding with an additional fabrication process. The process further includes the step of applying at least one additional layer on the part based on the measured parameter to adjust the measured parameter to within the desired range.04-25-2013
20130122188PAINT SHOP AND METHOD OF OPERATING A PAINT SHOP - In a paint plant which comprises at least one spray-painting device incorporating at least one application unit for painting workpieces and in particular motor vehicle bodies with a fluid paint, in order to enable the fluid paint overspray i.e. the paint particles which are not adhering to the workpieces that are to be painted and which are picked up and carried along in an air flow passing through the application area of the paint shop, to be re-separated from this air flow and also to enable the cleansed air flow to be returned to the application area in an air re-circulating system or else expelled into the environment of the plant, the paint shop comprises a device for separating fluid paint overspray from a stream of crude gas that contains overspray particles wherein this device comprises at least one filter element for separating the overspray from the stream of crude gas.05-16-2013
20130129913COATING APPARATUS AND COATING METHOD - The present invention relates to a coating apparatus having a coating platform, a coating extrusion head and a control unit controlling the coating extrusion head to perform a coating operation. The control unit is connected to the coating extrusion head. The coating apparatus further has an image sensor used to check the coating effect of a substrate placed on the coating platform. The present invention further relates to a coating method. The coating apparatus and the coating method use the image sensor to timely check coating defects.05-23-2013
20130142941PAINTING PRE-TREATMENT PROCESSES WITH LOW ENVIORNMENTS IMPACT, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL PHOSPHATING TREATMENTS - Disclosed is a process alternative to the zinc phosphating and phosphodegreasing processes, which comprises: > Zinc phosphating replacement a. a step of alkaline degreasing of the article to be phosphated; b. a first wash with tap water; c. a second wash with demineralised water; d. a conversion treatment in a bath containing zirconium salts, phosphates, fluoride complexes, ammonia, at least one corrosion inhibitor, at least one process accelerator, at least one sequestering agent, a reaction sludge thickening system, and optionally, titanium and vanadium compounds; e. a final wash before treatment of the article in the oven. > Phosphodegreasing process replacement a. a conversion treatment in a bath containing zirconium salts, phosphates, fluoride complexes, ammonia, at least one corrosion inhibitor, at least one process accelerator, at least one sequestering agent, at least one surfactant, a reaction sludge thickening system, and optionally, titanium and vanadium compounds; b. a wash with tap water; c. a wash with demineralised water before treatment of the article in the oven.06-06-2013
20130142942Methods of Making a Reference Electrode for an Electrochemical Sensor - Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for making an electrode for an electrochemical sensor. In practicing methods according to certain embodiments, a conductive layer is deposited on a substrate by high voltage electron beam thermal evaporation followed by depositing a reactive layer on a surface of the conductive layer by low-voltage resistive thermal evaporation using a sequential step, single production chamber. Also provided are methods for a producing a multi-layered reference electrode having silver or ITO and silver chloride thereon in the absence of a separate curing stage. Systems for practicing the subject methods are also described.06-06-2013
20130156938ENHANCED LUMINESCENCE FROM NANOPOLISHED SURFACES AND PLATE WELLS - The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a new silver coating/nanoparticle scaffold that significantly enhances the luminescence of near-field fluorophores via the metal enhanced fluorescence phenomenon. The silver coating/nanoparticle scaffold can be used for numerous applications in metal-enhanced fluorescence.06-20-2013
20130156937System and Method for Aligning Sputter Sources - Embodiments provided herein describe systems and methods for aligning sputtering sources, such as in a substrate processing tool. The substrate processing tool includes at least one sputtering source and a device. Each of sputtering sources includes a target having a central axis. The device has an axis and is detachably coupled to the at least one sputtering source. The device indicates to a user a direction in which the central axis of the target of the at least one sputtering source is oriented.06-20-2013
20130156936SPUTTER GUN HAVING VARIABLE MAGNETIC STRENGTH - A sputter source is provided. The sputter source includes a shaft extending through a central region of the sputter source. A first end of the shaft is coupled to a drive and a second end of the shaft is coupled to a bottom plate. A first plate having a ramped surface is included where the first plate is stationary. A second plate having a ramped surface is provided where the second plate is disposed above the first plate such that portions of the ramped surfaces contact each other. The second plate is coupled to the shaft, wherein the second plate is operable to rotate and move axially as the shaft rotates in a first direction and wherein the second plate is operable to remain stationary as the shaft rotates in a second direction.06-20-2013
20080199596FLUID DISPENSE SYSTEM - A system and method for dispensing fluid onto a surface during a manufacturing process. A fluid storage container holds a chemical, such as resist, used in a semiconductor lithography process. When not dispensing the chemical over the surface of a wafer, a pump and nozzle dispense the chemical into a dedicated dispense receptacle. A drain and pump may return the contents of the dispense receptacle to the fluid storage container for reuse.08-21-2008
20130209666EVAPORATING APPARATUS AND EVAPORATING METHOD - An evaporating method is capable of forming a thin film on a substrate by a vapor deposition process. The evaporating method includes measuring a vapor concentration of a material gas discharged to the substrate by a detector; and controlling a film forming condition based on a measurement result from the detector.08-15-2013
20100310757FILM FORMING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING APPLICATION NOZZLE - According to one embodiment, a film forming system includes: a stage including a placement surface on which an object to be coated is placed; a rotating mechanism rotating the stage in a rotational direction along the placement surface; an application nozzle discharging a material onto the object placed on the stage for application; a moving mechanism relatively moving the stage and the application nozzle along the placement surface in a cross direction crossing the rotational direction; a controller performing a control to rotate the stage on which the object is placed through the rotating mechanism while relatively moving the stage and application nozzle along the placement surface in the cross direction through the moving mechanism and applying the material to the object on the stage through the application nozzle; and a cleaning apparatus cleaning the application nozzle.12-09-2010
20110274825METHOD OF CHARACTERIZATION OF VISCOELASTIC STRESS IN ELONGATED FLOW MATERIALS - The present invention generally relates to a device for measuring characteristics of polymeric fluids (semi-dilute and concentrated polymer solutions and melts) in extremely strong elongational flows. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a device for measuring characteristics of polymeric fluids (semi-dilute and concentrated polymer solutions and melts) in extremely strong elongational flows in spinning jets and/or electrified jets. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a method for determining the elastic modulus and the relaxation time of a polymeric fluid. Also, the present invention enables one to determine and/or measure the primary parameters needed to describe a viscoelastic material.11-10-2011
20110274827PAINT SHOP AND METHOD OF OPERATING A PAINT SHOP - In a paint plant which comprises at least one spray-painting device incorporating at least one application unit for painting workpieces and in particular motor vehicle bodies with a fluid paint, in order to enable the fluid paint overspray i.e. the paint particles which are not adhering to the workpieces that are to be painted and which are picked up and carried along in an air flow passing through the application area of the paint shop, to be re-separated from this air flow and also to enable the cleansed air flow to be returned to the application area in an air re-circulating system or else expelled into the environment of the plant, the paint shop comprises a device for separating fluid paint overspray from a stream of crude gas that contains overspray particles wherein this device comprises at least one filter element for separating the overspray from the stream of crude gas.11-10-2011
20110274826METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLARIZING MEMBER - An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a polarizing member comprising forming a polarizing film by coating a dichroic dye-containing solution on an orienting layer, preparing an epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent solution by adding an epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent to an aqueous solvent, coating the epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent solution thus prepared on the polarizing film and then conducting thermoprocessing, and determining the time elapsing between the preparation of the epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent solution and the coating thereof based on change in an average molecular weight of the silane coupling agent in the epoxy group-containing silane coupling agent solution.11-10-2011
20100316789METHOD OF MODIFYING SILICA NANOPOWDER SURFACES - In accordance with one embodiment, a method of modifying the surface of silica nanopowder by a spray heating process is provided. In the method, surface characteristics of silica nanopowder are modified from hydrophilic to hydrophobic. A colloidal suspension including silica nanopowder and a surface modifier which are dissolved in ethanol is sprayed and thermally dried so that the surface characteristics of silica nanopowder are modified by the surface modifier coated on the surface of silica nanopowder. In the method, silica nanopowder surfaces are modified from hydrophilic to hydrophobic by controlling concentration and type of a surface modifier and heating temperature.12-16-2010
20130156939METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING AND/OR REPAIRING OF AN EUV MASK DEFECT - The invention relates to a method for analyzing a defect of a photolithographic mask for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelength range (EUV mask) comprising the steps of: (a) generating at least one focus stack relating to the defect using an EUV mask inspection tool, (b) determining a surface configuration of the EUV mask at a position of the defect, (c) providing model structures having the determined surface configuration which have different phase errors and generating the respective focus stacks, and (d) determining a three dimensional error structure of the EUV mask defect by comparing the at least one generated focus stack of the defect and the generated focus stacks of the model structures.06-20-2013
20130183436METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BEARING DEVICE COMPONENT COATED WITH PHOTOLUMINESCENCE MATERIAL, BEARING DEVICE COMPONENT AND PROCESSING DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a bearing device component is provided. The bearing device includes a shaft and a sleeve that surrounds the shaft, and at least either one of the shaft and the sleeve is referred to as a work. The method includes: a process of forming a coating of an anti-sticking-lube polymer on the work; a process of applying a photoluminescence material to a range overlapping a range where the coating of the anti-sticking-lube polymer is formed; and a condition detecting process of causing the photoluminescence material to emit light by causing the work to be irradiated with excitation light that excites the photoluminescence material, and detecting an applied condition of the photoluminescence material based on the light emission of the photoluminescence material, thereby detecting a condition of the coating of the anti-sticking-lube polymer.07-18-2013
20130122187METHOD OF PREPARING OR RECONDITIONING A LEAK STABLE GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANE SYSTEM - A method of making a gas separation membrane by providing a plating vessel with a volume of plating solution of gas-selective metal ions into which is placed a porous support. The plating solution is circulated over a surface of the porous support while maintaining conditions within the plating vessel so as to promote the electroless deposition. The circulation rate of the plating solution is such as to enhance the metal deposition onto the surface of the porous support in the formation of the gas separation membrane.05-16-2013
20130122186METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COATING HORIZONTAL SURFACES - A coating apparatus and method allow for precise control of the application of a coating material on a substrate and provides a data recording system which is useful for certifying a coating job and assessing when and where any abnormalities occur.05-16-2013
20110311716Plural Component Coating Application System With a Compressed Gas Flushing System and Spray Tip Flip Mechanism - A system for purging a plural component coating application system including: a first pressure regulator for receiving an inert gas, providing the gas at a first pressure; a first valve; a first operator connected to the first valve capable of being controlled by a logic controller; a first check valve; a mixing manifold; a second pressure regulator for receiving an inert gas, providing the gas at a second pressure that is less than the first pressure; a second valve; a second operator connected to the second valve capable of being controlled by a logic controller; a second check valve; a static mixer in fluid communication with the mixing manifold; an outlet from the static mixer for receiving a connection to at least two spraying members; and where the second regulator is capable of providing the second pressure at a pressure that is less than one-fifth of the first pressure.12-22-2011
20110311715APPARATUS FOR SLOT DIE SETUP AND CONTROL DURING COATING - The invention relates generally to an apparatus and method that enables a very accurate initial setup of the coating gap for slot die coater and subsequent control of the coating gap during coating operations such that web splices and web defects do not interrupt the coating process. An highly accurate initial set up is achieved via the use of a tapered or wedge-shaped adjustment member mounted perpendicular to the axis of travel of the coating head where the movement of this tapered or wedge-shaped adjustment member in a direction perpendicular to the axis of travel of the slot die housing adjusts the coating gap in increments on the order of ten microns. Substrate splices and defects are detected prior to reaching the coating position such that a feed-forward controller is able to momentarily retract the coating head both avoiding slot die damage and avoiding interruption of the coating process, yet the apparatus is able to return the coating head, with high precision, to its prior position once the splice or defect has passed.12-22-2011
20120021121METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OMBRE FINISH FOR MATERIALS - Methods of producing an ombré finish for materials may comprise applying a stain to the surface of a material in a first concentration toward a first part of said surface and in a second concentration toward a second part of said surface, blending said stain from said first part to said second part to create a gradual transition in concentration, and sealing said surface. Said methods may also comprise applying a stain substantially uniformly to the surface of a material, removing said stain from said surface so as to create a gradual transition in concentration of said stain, and sealing said surface. Said methods may further comprise the steps of comparing the color of said material to a target color and toning said material until said color of said material matches said target color.01-26-2012
20120021120COATINGS WITH IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION PROPERTIES - This invention is directed to methods of plating, plating baths, and articles with coatings which permit secure identification and/or authentication of coated or plated product. The coatings include composite coatings with particulate matter within a metallic matrix where said particulate matter has identification and/or authenticating properties. Articles with composites coatings incorporating more than one particulate matter and/or more than one coating layer are also disclosed.01-26-2012
20120034369VAPORIZING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, COATING AND DEVELOPING APPARATUS, AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING METHOD - A vaporizing apparatus includes a heating plate disposed in a container to heat and vaporize a liquid chemical, a gas supply unit configured to supply a carrier gas carrying the chemical vaporized by the heating plate, into the container, a first detecting unit configured to detect the supply of the carrier gas into the container, and a second detecting unit configured to detect the vaporization of the liquid chemical by the heating plate.02-09-2012
20090074949MEASURING AND NEUTRALIZING THE ELECTRICAL CHARGE AT THE INTERFACE OF A MAGNETIC HEAD AND MEDIA - A system and method for measuring and neutralizing the electrical charge at the interface of a magnetic head and a magnetic storage medium, such as a disk, is disclosed. A surface treatment material is applied to the magnetic head. The surface treatment material matches the medium surface material on the surface of the magnetic storage medium. The surface treatment material on the magnetic read/write head may be a fluorinated carbon, such as a Fomblin Z-derivative, perfluoro alkyl trichlorosilane, a FC-722, or a fluorinated polymer. The surface treatment material can be applied to the magnetic head by a vapor deposition process or by a liquid immersion process. The charge on the head-disk interface can be measured by applying varying external charges to the head while reading a signal previously written to the disk.03-19-2009
20130202780Integrated Multicoat Automatic Pause Resume Circuit - The present disclosure sets forth an automated apparatus and method for applying gas plasma coatings to aircraft engine parts. The process and apparatus employ a plurality of sensors which continually monitor various process parameters associated with the coating process. If any of the measured parameters fall out of tolerance, the coating process is interrupted to allow a user to fix the source of the problem, where upon the process is reengaged. Moreover, the process and apparatus employ a pause resume circuit which uses predetermined durations for pausing and resuming the coating process.08-08-2013
20120094012METHOD FOR PRODUCING COATING HAVING DESIRED GLOSS VALUE - The present invention is directed to a method for producing a coating having a desired gloss value on a substrate. This invention is also directed to method for producing a predicted gloss value of a coating on a substrate. This invention is further directed to a method of using a matting agent comprising components derived from renewable resources.04-19-2012
20120094010SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING METHOD OF SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND HEATING METHOD OF SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS - Provided is a substrate processing apparatus capable of suppressing inferiority when heat treatment is controlled using a temperature sensor. The substrate processing apparatus includes a heating means configured to heat a process chamber wherein a substrate is accommodated; a first temperature detection means configured to detect a temperature about the substrate using a first thermocouple; a second temperature detection means configured to detect a temperature about the heating means using a second thermocouple; a control unit configured to control the heating means based on the temperature detected by the first temperature detection means and the temperature detected by the second temperature detection means; and a control switching means configured to control the control unit based on the temperatures detected by the first temperature detection means and the second temperature detection means such that the control unit is switched between a first control mode and a second control mode, wherein a heat resistance of the first thermocouple is greater than that of the second thermocouple, and a temperature detection performance of the second thermocouple is higher than that of the first thermocouple04-19-2012
20120094009MAGNETIC WRITE HEAD FABRICATION WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL LAPPING GUIDES - Methods of fabricating magnetic write heads and electrical lapping guides (ELG's) using a split gap deposition process is described. A removal process is performed on a magnetic material to define a main write pole and to define a corresponding ELG for the main write pole. A first non-magnetic gap layer is deposited. A mask and liftoff process is performed to deposit an electrically conductive material on the first gap layer disposed along a front edge of the ELG. A second non-magnetic gap layer is then deposited and a shield is fabricated for the write pole.04-19-2012

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