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Cleaning and liquid contact with solids December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100326464 - Acoustic energy system, method and apparatus for processing flat articles: A system, apparatus and method for processing flat articles with acoustical energy. The inventive system, apparatus and method can remove particles from both sides of a wafer more efficiently and effectively. In one aspect, the invention is a system and/or method for processing flat articles wherein a liquid is applied... Agent: The Belles Group, P.C.

20100326465 - Method for the removal of sediments, fouling agents and the like from ducts and tanks, and apparatus adapted to perform the said method: Taught herein are a method and apparatus for removing sediments, fouling agents and the like from fluid, in particular liquid, ducts and/or tanks, characterized in that the method comprises applying an ultrasound vibration to a plurality of points of the structure, duct or tank to be treated, said ultrasound vibration... Agent: Matthias Scholl

20100326466 - Method for regenerating gas turbine blade and gas turbine blade regenerating apparatus: An object is to reduce changes in mechanical properties of a gas turbine blade base material during repair or regeneration of a gas turbine blade. For this purpose, a gas turbine blade after being operated is washed by being immersed into a strong alkaline washing solution, and the gas turbine... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100326469 - Apparatus and method of fabricting thin film transistor array substrate: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method of fabricating a thin film transistor array substrate. The apparatus includes a dip strip part for stripping a photo-resist pattern and a thin film formed on a substrate by using a stripper; a removing part for removing residual photo-resist and... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100326468 - Magnetic tool cleaner: An apparatus and method for cleaning metal debris from a magnetic tool (some tools of which have magnetic properties) is disclosed. For one embodiment, the magnetic cleaner comprises a magnetic element suitably sized to interface with a surface of a tool associated with metal debris. A housing comprising a magnetic... Agent: Simmons Patents

20100326467 - Tire treatment device with shock absorption and vehicle misalignment tolerance: A tire dressing applicator station for use in car wash installations wherein the applicators are tolerant of large degrees of vehicle misalignment, misorientation and entry contact shock. In each applicator structure, an additional pivot or “knuckle” is placed in one of two support arms which are pivotally connected between floor... Agent: Young Basile

20100326470 - Method for cleaning hvac system and method and system for verifying cleaning effectiveness: A method of cleaning and a system and method of determining the effectiveness of a cleaning process for an HVAC system including a heat exchanger having a coil matrix. The coil matrix includes a plurality of rows of heat exchanging coils in which each adjacent row of coils is offset.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100326472 - Automated washing system with compliance verification: A system is provided for providing automated washing and verifying compliance of use. The system provides for identifying individual users of one or more cleaning stations through various technologies, such as RFID. Individual's use of cleaning stations is monitored to determine compliance with hand-washing requirements. A compliance report may be... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100326471 - Dishwasher appliance, and associated method: A dishwasher appliance is provided, and includes a control device configured to direct one of a series of automatic wash cycles to be executed by the dishwasher appliance. Each successive wash cycle within the series having an increased energy usage level over a previous automatic wash cycle, wherein each energy... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100326474 - Electrical generator parallel ring resin removal tooling: A resin removal tooling system for electric generator parallel rings including: a non-rotating sheath; a shaft mounted in the non-rotating sheath; a cleaning ball attached to the shaft, the non-rotating sheath positioning the cleaning ball; a high speed motor coupled to the shaft for rotating the shaft; a variable power... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100326473 - System for cleaning components for filling holes in a printed circuit board with a fluid fill material: A method for cleaning components of a system for filling holes in a printed circuit board with a fluid fill material includes removing the components being a dispensing head and a manifold connected to the dispensing head preferably as a single unit. The single unit is retained in that format.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)

20100326475 - Pipe cleaning apparatus and method: Pipe cleaning apparatus is provided, including a compressed air supply unit, a liquid supply unit, and a control unit. The compressed air supply unit generates compressed air and supplies a target pipe to be cleaned with the generated compressed air. The liquid supply unit pumps a liquid and supplies the... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100326476 - Method for processing a substrate and apparatus for performing the same: An apparatus for processing substrate includes a spin chuck, a first nozzle and a second nozzle. The spin chuck fixes and spins the substrate on which a photoresist layer is formed. The first nozzle is disposed over the spin chuck and provides a treatment liquid on the substrate so as... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100326477 - Process for treatment of substrates with water vapor or steam: A method of treating a substrate comprises, in one aspect, placing a substrate having material on a surface thereof in a treatment chamber; directing a stream of a liquid treatment composition to impinge the substrate surface; and directing a stream of water vapor to impinge the substrate surface and/or to... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100326484 - Vibrating and ultrasonic washer: A vibrating and ultrasonic washer which is composed of a case externally provided with a cover and a switch button, and interiorly provided with control circuits, a UV sterilizing light and a vibration device; wherein the vibration device includes pluralities of support mats, a vibration motor and/or at least an... Agent: Leong C. Lei

20100326478 - Dishwasher: The present invention relates to a dishwasher. A dishwasher includes a washing tub in which dishes are placed, a steam generator that generates steam and a nozzle part in which a flow direction of the steam is diverted at least one time to allow the steam exhausted to the washing... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100326480 - Dishwasher having sorption drying device: A dishwasher comprising a washing container, devices for washing dishes by means of rinsing liquor, and a sorption drying device which is connected in an air-conducting manner to the washing container via an outlet of the washing container and an inlet of the washing container. The sorption drying device is... Agent: Bsh Home Appliances Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100326479 - Paint remover: A paint removal system is disclosed which comprises an environmentally safe paint stripping composition of which the primary constituent is benzyl alcohol, and which is applied to a substrate of one or more layers of paint to be removed from a surface. An impermeable biodegradable membrane is used in conjunction... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100326481 - Mobile method for servicing or cleaning a utility sewer or drainage pipe: The present invention relates to a compact user friendly multi tool mobile sewer jetting and in ground utility servicing vehicle with one or more reels mounted on an articulated boom. A vacuum excavation system with a vacuum hose and vacuum hose reel may also be mounted on the mobile vehicle.... Agent: Lynn A. Buckner

20100326482 - Tank cleaning apparatus: A cleaning device for cleaning of the inside of tanks and similar containers by a cleaning fluid, the cleaning device including a connector part for connecting the cleaning device to a piping system, a rotor part rotatably arranged relative to the connector part and a holding part for rotatably holding... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (ny)

20100326483 - Expulsion apparatus: An expulsion apparatus for a cleaning fluid or treatment fluid, in particular a lance for a high-pressure cleaner, includes a fluid feed line at whose one end a head piece is connected pivotably about a pivot axis and setting means for the changing of the fluid throughflow rate through the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100319726 - Substrate preparation using megasonic coupling fluid meniscus: A method for cleaning a substrate is provided. The method includes receiving the substrate using a carrier that forms a circular opening, the substrate being positioned in the circular opening of the carrier. The holding of the substrate enables exposure of both a first side and a second side of... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100319725 - Systems, methods, and compositions for sanitizing food products: Inventive methods, systems and compositions for sanitizing food products are described. A method for sanitizing food products includes: (a) activating a solution, which includes a solute and a solvent, by using acoustic energy to form a coherent solution including solute clusters, in which each solute cluster is organized such that... Agent: Ecotech Law Group, P.C.

20100319727 - Industrial plate cleaner: An apparatus for insertion between parallel press plates and cleaning the press plates is disclosed. The cleaning apparatus comprises an abrasive assembly and a linear motor. The abrasive assembly is attached to a first movable member of the linear motor and/or a second movable member of a linear motor. The... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20100319728 - Magnetic tape, method of cleaning the same, and apparatus for forming and cleaning optical servo tracks:

20100319729 - Equipment for cleaning articles of hospital and care furniture: A control for ensuring periodical cleaning of articles of hospital and care furniture (1). The control is initiated either by manual activation when the piece of furniture has been cleaned, or when the piece of furniture (1) is driven out of the automatic washer system (2). A timer process is... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20100319730 - Integrated cleaner and dryer system: Methods and apparatuses for integrated cleaning of objects comprising a sequence of wet cleaning and vacuum drying in a same process chamber. The present integrated cleaning process can eliminate moving parts, improving the system reliability. Vacuum decontamination can be included for degassing and decontaminating the cleaned objects. In an embodiment,... Agent: Tue Nguyen

20100319731 - Method and apparatus for cleaning particle filters in exhaust gas systems of combustion engines: The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for cleaning particle filters in exhaust gas systems of combustion engines, in particular diesel engines in vehicles. In order to clean a particle filter in a simple and economical manner without the need to remove the particle filter, a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100319733 - Integrated handling system for semiconductor articles: Methods and apparatuses for integrated cleaning of objects comprising a sequence of wet cleaning and vacuum drying in a same process chamber. The present integrated cleaning process can eliminate moving parts, improving the system reliability. Vacuum decontamination can be included for degassing and decontaminating the cleaned objects. In an embodiment,... Agent: Tue Nguyen

20100319732 - Tire buffing debris collecting system: Improved apparatus and methods for collecting debris generated during a tire buffing operation on a tire buffing machine, the tire buffing machine having a cutting head cutting surface rotatable about a cutting head axis. The system includes a rotatable shroud being rotatable about a shroud axis, the shroud comprising a... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100319734 - Liquid processing apparatus, liquid processing method, and storage medium: In a liquid processing apparatus configured to remove, from a substrate including a first film and a second film formed above the first film, the first film and the second film, a first chemical-liquid supply part supplies, to a substrate W, a first liquid for dissolving the first film, a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100319735 - Cleaning composition and method for cleaning substrate for electronic device: A cleaning composition which is capable of removing both organic soiling and particulate soiling adhered to a substrate for an electronic device with a high degree of cleanliness, and which also has minimal impact on the environment, as well as a method of cleaning a substrate for an electronic device.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100319736 - Sensing device: To provide a sensing device having a high processing power and capable of high-accuracy measurement. It is determined whether or not an oscillation frequency is stabilized while a buffer solution is supplied to a quartz-crystal resonator 4 from a syringe pump 10. When it is determined that the frequency is... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100313907 - Method and apparatus for contamination removal using magnetic particles: Methods and apparatus are provided for cleaning a substrate (e.g., wafer) in the fabrication of semiconductor devices utilizing a composition of magnetic particles dispersed within a base fluid to remove contaminants from the surface of the substrate.... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c. Intellectual Property Department

20100313908 - Use of alkanesulfonic acid as agent for cleaning cement, mortar and concrete: The present invention relates to the use of at least one alkanesulfonic acid of formula R—SO3H, in which R represents a saturated, linear or branched, hydrocarbon chain containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, as agent for cleaning cement, mortar, concrete, lime, laitance and other derived products. The invention also relates... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100313909 - Dovetail treating method and apparatus: An apparatus for treating a dovetail in a dynamoelectric machine is provided. The apparatus includes a housing, at least two pads for treating, cleaning or polishing a dovetail surface, at least a pair of guide wheels for aligning the apparatus within the dovetail, and at least one motor connected to... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick

20100313910 - Robot cleaner and method of controlling traveling thereof: Disclosed herein are a robot cleaner that has an improved traveling performance, and a method of controlling traveling thereof. The robot cleaner allows driving wheels, which move the robot cleaner, and a brush unit, which sweeps dust on a floor, to be rotated in the same direction.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100313912 - Cleaning apparatus and dust collecting method using the same: A cleaning apparatus and a dust collecting method using the same are provided. The cleaning apparatus includes a body, a brush unit rotatably provided at the body, a dust collecting unit to store contaminants, such as dust, swept by the brush unit, and a blowing unit to suction contaminants, such... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100313911 - Use of open-cell foams in vacuum cleaners: Use of moldings with length·width·height dimensions respectively in the range from 1 mm to 3 cm as dust binders in vacuum cleaners, where the molding(s) has/have been produced from chemically untreated open-cell foam whose density is in the range from 5 to 500 kg/m3 and whose average pore diameter is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100313913 - Method for cleaning a heat exchanger: A physical-chemical method for cleaning a secondary chamber of a heat exchanger in a nuclear facility, includes drying the secondary chamber and introducing a cleaning solution into the secondary chamber to treat deposits present in the secondary chamber.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100313914 - Pipe clearing systems: A method of clearing a pipe of contents with an air system. The method may include providing air by the air system at high pressure and low velocity until the contents begin to move within the pipe, providing air by the air system air at low pressure and high velocity... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100313915 - Substrate cleaning method and substrate cleaning apparatus: The substrate cleaning method of and the substrate cleaning apparatus for removing contaminants such as particles adhering to a surface of a substrate attain a high throughput and effectively remove the particles and the like. To clean the back surface Wb of the substrate W, DIW cooled down to a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100313916 - Wash chamber for appendage-washing apparatus: A wash cylinder or chamber for an automated cleaning station to clean an object or a person's body part includes nozzles on the interior of the cylinder, the nozzles of one embodiment comprising an increasing roll angle providing a novel spray pattern. Additionally, embodiments of the invention include fluid guidance... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100313917 - Method of particle contaminant removal: Apparatus and methods for removing particle contaminants from a solid surface includes providing a layer of a viscoelastic material on the solid surface. The viscoelastic material is applied as a thin film and exhibits substantial liquid-like characteristics. The viscoelastic material at least partially binds with the particle contaminants. A high... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100313921 - Caustic recovery system for c.i.p. cleaning system: A caustic recovery arrangement for a clean-in-place system permits recovery of the caustic solution used for cleaning sanitary liquid-food processing equipment. A recovery tank receives the caustic aqueous solution and entrained solids. The caustic recovery tank has an upper barrel portion and a lower conic portion. The caustic solution remains... Agent: Bernhard P. Molldrem, Jr.

20100313918 - Apparatus for cleaning contaminants from substrate: A substrate holder is defined to support a substrate. A rotating mechanism is defined to rotate the substrate holder. An applicator is defined to extend over the substrate holder to dispense a cleaning material onto a surface of the substrate when present on the substrate holder. The applicator is defined... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100313919 - Transportable apparatus for winding, drying and hygienizing fluid pipes for food use: Transportable apparatus for winding and hygienizing fluid pipes for food use, includes a support frame supporting a rotating drum, the rotating drum being constrained to a horizontal rotational shaft, supported by the frame. The rotational shaft is engaged to motion transmission means engaged with a ratio-motor integral with the frame... Agent: Egbert Law Offices

20100313920 - Ultrasonic cleaning device: An ultrasonic cleaning device includes a drain connecting member adapted to be engaged with a drain hole of a sink, and having a valve seat, a valve member having a valve portion angularly movable relative to the valve seat between an opened position to be disengaged from the valve seat... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100307532 - Method and apparatus for removing a film from a surface: A tool and method for removing a film from a surface is provided, wherein the tool can include a frame, a handle operably coupled to the frame, a number of wheels operably coupled to the frame, a cylinder rotatably coupled to the frame, an arm rotatably coupled to the frame,... Agent: Diversey, Inc.

20100307531 - System and method for cleaning a two-wheeled vehicle: A system and method for cleaning a two-wheeled vehicle, such as a bicycle (100). The bicycle's transmission system is activated, for example, by spinning the rear wheel (108). Then, degreaser from the degreasing solution source (62) is sprayed via some or all of the nozzles (28,29) onto the corresponding parts... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20100307533 - Substrate processing apparatus, substrate processing method and computer-readable medium storing program: Disclosed is a substrate processing apparatus, a substrate processing method and a computer-readable medium capable of recovering an extended amount of discharged solution from a processing unit thereby reducing the amount of deionized water for the processing and the cost. The substrate processing apparatus includes, inter alia, a first and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100307534 - Cleaning concentrate supply device, and milking device and method therewith: The invention provides a receptacle for receiving cleaning concentrate, the receptacle comprising a concentrate discharge and a container having an opening, wherein a block-shaped cleaning agent is disposed on the opening in a replaceable manner, a liquid supply which is arranged for a washing out action, wherein liquid is sprayed... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20100307535 - Cleaning device and cleaning method: A cleaning device (1) performs a cleaning of an article by blowing a cleaning medium (5) by an air stream onto the article (4). The cleaning device (1) includes a cleaning tank (6) that forms a space for the cleaning medium (5) to be blown, which includes an opening; a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100307536 - Process for removing hydrocarbons and noxious gasses from reactors and media-packed equipment: A process for quickly removing hydrocarbon contaminants and noxious gases in a safe and effective manner from catalytic reactors, other media packed process vessels and associated equipment in the vapor phase without using steam. The cleaning agent contains one or more solvents, such as terpenes or other organic solvents. The... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100307537 - Method and apparatus in pneumatic material conveying system: A method in a pneumatic material conveying system, such as a waste conveying system, which conveying system comprises at least one feed point (61) of material, particularly of waste material, a material conveying pipe (100) which is connectable to the feed point (61), a separator device (20) in which the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100307538 - Milk collection device, and milking device and method therewith: A system and method for a milk collection device comprising a milk collection container having a rinsing liquid supply line, at least one milk supply, a vacuum discharge tube and a liquid discharge on the bottom side of the container, wherein the rinsing liquid supply is provided atop the milk... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu

20100307539 - Substrate liquid processing apparatus, substrate liquid processing method, and storage medium having substrate liquid processing program stored therein: A substrate liquid cleaning process is disclosed by utilizing a substrate liquid processing apparatus having, inter alia, a rotating mechanism that rotates a substrate to be cleaned, a peripheral edge cleaning mechanism that cleans the peripheral edge of the substrate by a rotating cleaning body, and a cleaning solution supply... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100307540 - Method for processing a semiconductor substrate surface and a chemical processing device for the semiconductor substrate surface: A method for chemically processing a surface of a semiconductor substrate is provided, comprising the steps of: placing a semiconductor substrate above a chemical solution by a shaft and making the lower surface of the semiconductor substrate be at a certain distance from the liquid surface of the chemical solution;... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100307541 - Process and a device to clean substrates: In particular a porous substrate (FS) like a fabric. Process to clean a substrate, comprising a step of subjecting the substrate to an air-water spray (SPR), generated using a spraying means (N) comprising an air passage (OPA) and a water passage (OPW), wherein air is greater than 90% by volume... Agent: Unilever Patent Group

20100307542 - Method of reducing surface oil on encapsulated material: A method is provided for removing surface oil form a surface of an encapsulated material without using any type of solvent. The method includes contacting an encapsulated material having a moisture content of about 1 to about 60 weight percent with at least about 5 weight percent of an oil... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100307543 - Substrate processing method and substrate processing apparatus: A substrate (W) is processed with the use of a process liquid such as a deionized water. Then, a first fluid which is more volatile than the process liquid is supplied to an upper surface of the substrate (W) from a fluid nozzle (12) to form a liquid film. Next,... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100307544 - Combination agitating parts washer and sink washer: A multi-function parts washer for removing contaminants from parts either by hand or automatically using an aqueous cleaning fluid includes a base cabinet having sides, a floor and an open top defining a compartment. A parts receptacle is mounted in the compartment for receiving parts to be washed. The receptacle... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department

20100307546 - Apparatus for cleaning cylinders or rolls: An apparatus for cleaning cylinders (5) and/or rolls (5), e.g., working rolls (5) in a rolling stand, which are used for producing a rolled stock (1) such as strips or slabs, in which a liquid is sprayed onto the cylinders (5) at high pressure through several nozzles D1-Dn, a number... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

20100307545 - Underwater cleaning robot and auxiliary cleaning work machine: In a submersible cleaning robot comprising a robot body (2) that moves along the surface of a cleaning subject item present underwater, and a cleaning nozzle unit (3) that is provided within the robot body and cleans the cleaning subject item by jetting high-pressure water towards the surface of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100300482 - Method of removing resist and apparatus therefor: A resist removal apparatus 1 can remove a resist on a substrate at a low temperature of 90° C. or less. That is, the resist removal apparatus 1 has a chamber 2 which holds a substrate 16 coated with a resist 17 that is going to be removed, and can... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100300483 - Vacuum processing method: A vacuum processing method using an apparatus including a processing chamber disposed in a vacuum reactor and having plasma formed thereon, a sample stage having a sample placed on the upper plane thereof, and a gas introducing mechanism, wherein the sample stage includes a gas supply port for introducing thermal... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100300484 - Cleaning device and cleaning performance maintaining method: According to one embodiment, A cleaning device includes a cleaning blade, a support section, a container and an elastic sheet. the support section supports the cleaning blade while pressing an end portion of the cleaning blade to a cleaning object surface. the container has an opening portion at a side... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100300485 - Apparatus and method for cleaning pipes and pipe systems: An apparatus (50) is provided for use in internal cleaning of at least one pipe (10), which apparatus (50) is arranged for connection to a first pipe end (14) of the at least one pipe (10) and to a second pipe end (15) of the at least one pipe, wherein... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100300486 - Method for wax removal and measurement of wax thickness: A method for removal of wax deposited on an inner wall in contact with a fluid stream. The method includes the steps of cooling the inner wall and the fluid stream to a temperature of or below the wax appearance temperature, enabling wax to dissolve and precipitate on the inner... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100300487 - Method of recycling a rinse aid to precondition soils: A method of preconditioning soils on wares in a dishwasher between successive wash cycles of the dishwasher includes retaining a fluid containing a rinse aid from an initial wash cycle of a dishwasher and applying at least a portion of the fluid containing the rinse aid to soils on wares... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750

20100300488 - Hydrophilicity-restoring agent and method for restoring hydrophilicity: The present invention provides a hydrophilicity-restoring agent for removing inorganic matter from a hydrophilic surface whose hydrophilicity has been reduced by the adhesion of the inorganic matter to thereby restore the hydrophilicity of the hydrophilic surface, and provides a method for restoring the hydrophilicity of a hydrophilic surface using the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100300489 - Air volume flow and pushing force control device: The invention relates to an air volume flow and pushing force control device for a vacuum cleaner that has at least a motor, a dust receptacle and a suction nozzle, comprising a controller for controlling the motor power, a first sensor for detecting the air volume flow, which in conjunction... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100300490 - Apparatus and method for cleaning a milking system: A system and method of cleaning a plurality of teat cups (8a-d) includes using a robotic manipulation device (2) to move the plurality of teat cups (8a-d) from a first position to a second position, and cleaning the teat cups (8a-d) at a second position, wherein the robotic manipulation device... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100300491 - Wafer cleaning with immersed stream or spray nozzle: Several methods of removing contaminant particles from a surface of a substrate are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes directing an incompressible fluid spray onto a surface of a substrate to remove contaminant particles from the surface. In an embodiment, the surface of the substrate and the nozzle... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100300492 - Method and apparatus for physical confinement of a liquid meniscus over a semiconductor wafer: Apparatus, methods and systems for physically confining a liquid medium applied over a semiconductor wafer include a first and a second chemical head that are disposed to cover at least a portion of a top and an underside surface of the semiconductor wafer. Each of the first and the second... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100300493 - Pot and pan soaking composition: A soaking composition including an alkalinity source, a metal protector, a surfactant, water, a threshold agent, a binding agent, and a polymer blend that functions as a binding agent and a hard water modifier. The polymer blend includes a polymaleic acid, a polycarboxylic acid and a sodium polyacrylate.... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc.

20100300494 - Filter cartridge, and device and method for cleaning a filter cartridge: A reusable filter cartridge having a symmetrical structure, the reusable filter cartridge comprising a tubular outer pipe having perforations arranged therein. A tubular inner pipe having perforations is arranged therein, and has a smaller diameter than the diameter of the outer pipe such that an annulus is formed between the... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services

20100300495 - Method for purifying polycrystalline silicon: Polysilicon fragments are purified to remove metal contaminates by contacting the fragments with a purifying liquid at a flow rate >100 mm/sec. Effective removal without abrasion is accomplished.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100300501 - Dishwasher with conductivity measurement: A dish washer comprises a washing tub having a sump, at least one spraying nozzle located within the washing tub, means for feeding fresh water into the sump, a circulation pump for circulating process water from the sump to the spraying nozzle and a conductivity sensor for measuring the conductivity... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100300496 - Cleaning system for optically transparent surfaces: Embodiments of the invention are directed to cleaning systems for optically transparent surfaces. In one embodiment, the system includes a reservoir integrally connected to (a) a non-recycled fluid transfer line and (b) a recycled fluid transfer line. A combination of non-recycled and recycled fluids housed in the reservoir may be... Agent: Loza & Loza LLP

20100300497 - Machine for washing medical and/or surgical instruments: A machine for washing surgical and/or medical instruments (1), includes a washing tank (2) designed to receive surgical and/or medical instruments (1) and a door (4) positioned facing the tank (2) so that it can be used to seal the tank or provide access thereto. The door (4) is mounted... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100300498 - Easy change tube cleaning system: A tube cleaning system for cleaning tubes such as heat exchanger tubes is capable of driving a variety of diameters of lances. A notch in the drive belts is capable of driving the several diameters. In addition, a clamp biases belt guides against the guides to hold the guides against... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.

20100300499 - Dish washer: Dish washer is disclosed for efficient removal of humid air formed after drying dishes. The dish washer includes a cabinet which forms an exterior of the dish washer, a tub in the cabinet to form a washing chamber for washing dishes, a water jacket mounted to one sidewall of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100300500 - Hands-free cleaning apparatus for roller pads and/or paintbrushes: According to principles of the present invention, a hands-free cleaning apparatus enables a user to clean roller pads of various pad lengths and/or paintbrushes using a single apparatus. In one embodiment, for example, the cleaning apparatus includes a main housing and a lid. An attachment mechanism is preferably provided on... Agent: SimpleIPLaw, P.C.

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