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05/25/2006 > 33 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20060108328 - Methods and systems for monitoring and controlling electroerosion: A method for monitoring machining in an electroerosion assembly having a power supply and an electrode arranged across a gap from a workpiece, includes measuring a voltage at a point in a voltage waveform after a time delay td of one half of a pulse width of the voltage waveform....

20060108329 - Resistance welding tip with improved cooling system: An improved cooling system for adapting to a two-component welding electrode device having a shank and cap, includes a retractable nozzle tube, a manifold, and an adjustment element for adjustably interconnecting the tube and manifold. A threaded bushing or plunger is attached to the tube and operable to adjust the...

20060108331 - Plasma processing apparatus and plasma processing method: A plasma processing apparatus comprising at least a plasma processing chamber for plasma-processing an object; object-holding means for disposing the object in the plasma processing chamber; and plasma-generating means for generating a plasma in the plasma processing chamber. The inner wall of the plasma processing chamber is at least partially...

20060108332 - Plasma system and apparatus: A plasma apparatus is provided including a cathode module, an anode module, and at least one inter-electrode insert located between the cathode module and the anode module. The cathode module includes at least one cathode, and a pilot module may be provided adjacent to the cathode module. The pilot module...

20060108330 - Apparatus for dry-surface cleaning using a laser: A dry-surface cleaning apparatus includes a laser for generating laser beams, a focus lens for generating a plasma shock wave around a laser focus by converging the laser beams into the laser focus around a workpiece to be cleaned, wherein contaminants on the workpiece are removed by colliding the plasma...

20060108333 - Centralized control architecture for a plasma arc system: Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the processing of a workpiece that includes directing an incident laser beam onto the workpiece and using an optical detector for measuring a signal emitted from the workpiece as a result of the incident laser beam. The detector generates at least two signals based...

20060108335 - Laser penetration weld: Laser penetration of tabs from electrode plates is presented. A set of tabs associated with a set of electrode plates are aligned. Either resistance spot welding or ultrasonic welding is used to hold the set of tabs together. A laser penetration weld is created through the set of tabs by...

20060108334 - Process for producing an electrical contact: The invention relates to a process for producing an electrical contact, in which a coating that provides the contact is applied to a carrier by means of laser welding, such that a pulsed laser is employed as the coating material is introduced, in at least one laser pulse draw. The...

20060108336 - Fabrication process for large-scale panel devices: A method for forming patterned metal layers to a higher degree of precision than if chemical etching were used. A thin metal layer carried on a thicker metal carrier layer is patterned by laser ablation. Then the thin metal layer, and with it the carrier layer, is laminated to a...

20060108337 - Method and system for laser soft marking: Methods and systems for laser soft marking, especially for semiconductor wafers and devices, are provided. A laser-marking system for marking a semiconductor wafer to form a softmark on the wafer is provided. The system includes a laser subsystem for generating one or more laser pulses and a controller operatively connected...

20060108338 - Laser cutting apparatus and laser cutting method: A laser cutting apparatus and a laser cutting method are provided which are adapted to concentrate laser light into a silicon substrate to produce a plurality of internal cracks. A light concentrating position, to which laser beams included in the laser light are concentrated, is temporally and spatially displaced to...

20060108339 - Laser processing apparatus and laser processing method: A laser processing apparatus, in accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, is configured to contemporaneously perform the functions of observing a surface of a substrate and concentrating laser light to a given position inside the substrate. The laser processing apparatus can include an optical system having an afocal optical...

20060108340 - Apparatus for dynamic control of laser beam profile: A laser system that can be used to perform manufacturing process such as welding, cutting, drilling and marking a work piece. The laser system includes an array of laser diodes that each generate a laser beam. The laser beams may collectively create a beam that is directed onto the work...

20060108341 - Method and installation for pointing a fine fluid jet, in particular in welding, or laser hardfacing: The invention concerns a method for pointing a fine fluid jet onto a zone or an object in particular in welding, machining, or laser hardfacing, the jet being emitted from a blowing nozzle (5), the nozzle comprising an exhaust channel (10) including a terminal portion (11) of substantially circular cross-section...

20060108342 - Robotic welding cell unit: A portable welding cell unit includes a frame structure in which first and second welding stations are disposed. A robot arm is also provided within the frame. The robot arm can pivot between the first and second welding stations such that a work piece can be welded in the first...

20060108343 - Method and apparatus for welding with voltage control: A method and apparatus for providing welding-type power includes an input circuit, a switched circuit connected to the input circuit, and an output circuit connected to the switched circuit. A controller controls the system output in response to a setpoint and an output feedback signal. A first gain is used...

20060108344 - Hair iron: The present invention relates to a hair iron adapted to reduce hair damage, strengthen hair and facilitate hair styling by blowing air toward the hair. The hair iron of the present invention is further adapted to provide hair with anions or moisture during hair styling. The hair iron includes a...

20060108345 - Soldering iron and method of manufacturing same: A soldering iron provided with a soldering tip that melts solder at a distal end, having inside said soldering tip a substantially cylindrical insertion fit recess portion extending from a proximal end of the soldering tip to the distal end, opening at the proximal end, and a heater formed into...

20060108347 - Firing furnace and method for manufacturing porous ceramic fired object with firing furnace: A firing furnace for firing a firing subject. The firing furnace includes a housing including a firing chamber and a plurality of heat generation bodies arranged in the housing and generating heat with power supplied from a power supply to heat the firing subject in the firing chamber. At least...

20060108346 - Method and apparatus for monitoring safety glass production or controlling a treatment process: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for monitoring safety glass production or controlling a treatment process, such as a tempering process. Information representing a load of glass panels is used in controlling a treatment process, such as heating of glass panels, or in monitoring production. The information, which...

20060108348 - Steam cooker: A steam cooker includes a first reservoir for receiving water, a second reservoir for receiving water, and a heating element. The water in the second reservoir is in fluid communication with the water in the first reservoir. The heating element is positioned proximate to the first reservoir and remote to...

20060108349 - Methods for correcting slow roll: Certain exemplary embodiments comprise a method comprising a plurality of activities comprising, for a shaft of an electric motor, the shaft comprising a runout sensing area: determining an electrical runout value for the runout sensing area; rotating the shaft; and/or heating the runout sensing area of the shaft sufficient to...

20060108350 - Analytical device with temperature control system: An analytical device includes a heat output portion for heating an interior of a housing with which an analyzing portion is surrounded; a first temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of the analyzing portion; a second temperature sensor for measuring a temperature of an interior of the housing; and a...

20060108351 - Portable plate warming apparatus with rechargeable battery: Disclosed is a plate warming apparatus for use in keeping food warm in a restaurant. The invention has four primary components: a serving plate; a heater assembly; a plate adapter for coupling the plate and heater assembly; and a base fixture that enables the adapter to be selectively coupled to...

20060108352 - Image-acquisition module comprising a heating device, which is used to monitor the exterior of a motor vehicle: The unit comprises: a casing (1) with a protected interior, a window (2) closed by a transparent element (3) and support means (4) to carry an optical system (5) facing said window (2); image detection means (6) accommodated in said casing (1), facing said optical system (5), an associated with...

20060108353 - Electrical device having a heat generating resistive element: The invention provides an electrical device having improved insulation and reduced partial discharge. The electrical device comprises an electrically conductive resistive element provided on a heat transfer medium for transferring heat from the element. The heat transfer medium includes a layer or body of electrically conductive material and a layer...

20060108354 - Method for the production of an electrically conductive resistive layer and heating and/or cooling device: An electrically conductive resistive layer is produced by thermally spraying an electrically conductive material onto the surface of a non-conductive substrate. Initially, the material layer arising therefrom has no desired shape. The material layer is then removed in certain areas so that an electrically conductive resistive layer having said desired...

20060108356 - Braze chamber and method for applying an isolation layer to a brazed end of a generator armature winding bar: A brazing chamber apparatus for forming a brazed joint between an armature winding bar and a hydraulic header clip, the chamber apparatus including: a hood defining a closed chamber adapted to receive the armature bar and header clip; a induction heating coil in the hood and having a seat adapted...

20060108355 - Method and system for applying an isolation layer to a brazed end of a generator armature winding bar: A method of forming a brazed joint between an armature bar and a hydraulic header clip including: assembling an end of the armature bar, hydraulic header clip and a substantially phosphorous-free braze material; positioning the assembly of the armature bar, hydraulic header clip and the braze material in a braze...

20060108357 - Movable heating method and system having fixed heating source for brazing stator bars: A method to heat a stator bar and clip assembly in a brazing chamber including: placing the stator bar and clip assembly in the brazing chamber, wherein the assembly is seated in a heating coil; positioning a conductive mass between a press and the stator bar and clip; applying the...

20060108358 - Method for straightening and curling hair using microwaves that is also permanent: This invention is a method for straightening and curling hair using microwaves that is also permanent. The magnetron produces a beam of microwaves that produces heat from moisture in hair. When used in a hair appliance the microwave beams heat the moisture in the hair causing a long lasting or...

20060108359 - High speed microwave susceptor pattern application: The disclosure for High-Speed Microwave Susceptor Pattern Application discusses various methods for applying microwave susceptor material from a foil web to packaging, particularly food packaging such as folded carton flats. Typically, the microwave susceptor is applied in a pattern rather than uniformly to the packaging. The application can be done...

20060108360 - Microwave resonator and method of operating microwave resonator: In an even numbered polygonal microwave resonator wherein a high mode microwave mode is formed and in the resonator volume a homogeneous field distribution is established for the thermal processing of workpieces, a microwave in-coupling structure pair is provided along a joining edge of two wall segments alternately at opposite...

  
05/18/2006 > 31 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20060102595 - Wafer support member and semiconductor manufacturing system using the same: A simple and practical wafer support member which holds vacuum tight, in which a conductive layer formed on a mount surface and a feeding terminal on an air side can be electrically connected with high reliability is provided. The wafer support member comprises a plate-shaped ceramic body having one main...

20060102596 - Wire electric discharge machine and wire electric discharge machining method: A wire electric discharge machine and a wire electric discharge machining method in which a workpiece set posture is compensated for an error. After a workpiece is set and fixed on a workpiece table, an upper guide measures three or more three-dimensional positions that are not situated on one straight...

20060102597 - Electron beam welding method and apparatus using controlled volumetric heating: Electron beam welding of a thin layer to a substrate is accomplished using controlled volumetric heating of the respective substrate layers, thus minimizing gradients due to heat conduction. Electron beam penetration of the layers and velocity across the surface creates a rapidly translating weld pool within the substrates. The control...

20060102598 - Plasma arc torch having an electrode with internal passages: An electrode for a plasma arc cutting torch which minimizes the deposition of high emissivity material on the nozzle, reduces electrode wear, and improves cut quality. The electrode has a body having a first end, a second end in a spaced relationship relative to the first end, and an outer...

20060102599 - Rapid detection of imminent failure in laser thermal processing of a substrate: A thermal processing system includes a source of laser radiation having an array of lasers emitting light at a laser wavelength, a substrate support, optics disposed between said source and said substrate support for forming a line beam in a substrate plane of the substrate support from the light emitted...

20060102600 - Laser welding device and method: A laser welding device includes a laser that generates a laser beam, an optics, and a limiting apparatus. The optics has a focal length of at least 200 nm and being configured to focus the laser beam onto a processing zone of a workpiece. The limiting apparatus limits a mixture...

20060102601 - Feedback controlled laser machining system: A system for machining a workpiece to desired finished workpiece specifications. The system comprises a system for producing a laser beam; a system for positioning the workpiece relative to the laser beam; a system for measuring the topography of the work piece and producing workpiece topography data; and a computer...

20060102602 - Active beam delivery system with variable optical path segment through air: A laser energy delivery system includes a relay imaging system. Input optics arranged to receive the laser energy, a transmitting mirror having adjustable angle of incidence relative to the input optics, and a robot mounted optical assembly are configured to direct laser energy toward the movable target image plane. The...

20060102604 - Active beam delivery system with image relay: An active laser energy delivery system includes a relay imaging system. Input optics arranged to receive the laser energy, a transmitting mirror having adjustable angle of incidence relative to the input optics, and a robot mounted processing head including an optical assembly are configured to direct laser energy toward the...

20060102603 - Laser machine tool: In a laser processing machine for processing workpieces using a laser beam (2), a telescope (1) for widening the laser beam (2) comprises an ellipsoidal mirror (3) and a paraboloidal mirror (4) whose axes of rotation (6) extend parallel, in particular collinear, to each other. This orientation permits precise production...

20060102605 - Single axis light pipe for homogenizing slow axis of illumination systems bases on laser diodes: Apparatus for thermally processing a semiconductor wafer includes an array of semiconductor laser emitters arranged in plural parallel rows extending along a slow axis, plural respective cylindrical lenses overlying respective ones of the rows of laser emitters for collimating light from the respective rows along a fast axis generally perpendicular...

20060102606 - Plasma arc torch having an electrode with internal passages: An electrode for a plasma arc cutting torch which minimizes the deposition of high emissivity material on the nozzle, reduces electrode wear, and improves cut quality. The electrode has a body having a first end, a second end in a spaced relationship relative to the first end, and an outer...

20060102608 - Laser processing machine and laser processing method: The laser beam machine of the present invention includes: an XY stage on which to rest a workpiece with multiple machining objects arrayed on it, and which moves the workpiece in an XY direction on the basis of NC data; an image acquisition head which is provided in an image...

20060102607 - Multiple band pass filtering for pyrometry in laser based annealing systems: A thermal processing system includes a source of laser radiation emitting at a laser wavelength, beam projection optics disposed between the reflective surface and a substrate support capable of holding a substrate to be processed, a pyrometer responsive to a pyrometer wavelength, and a wavelength responsive optical element having a...

20060102609 - Active beam delivery system for laser peening and laser peening method: A laser peening method and system allows the work piece to be fixed, while moving and directing the laser beam. A laser energy delivery system includes a relay imaging system. Input optics arranged to receive the laser energy, a transmitting mirror having adjustable angle of incidence relative to the input...

20060102610 - Electrical connector for a window pane of a vehicle: A window pane has a substrate formed from glass and includes an electrical device. The electrical device includes an electrical conductor. An electrical connector is operatively connected to and in electrical communication with the conductor for transferring electrical energy to the conductor. The substrate has a first coefficient of expansion...

20060102611 - Glowplug with greatly shortened control coil: A sheathed-element glow plug for an internal combustion engine, in which the sheathed-element glow plug is arranged or constructed so that it substantially reduces the glow temperature during the heat-up process. The control filament is considerably shortened and has a resistance between 20 mΩ and 100 mΩ....

20060102612 - Heat treatment apparatus using a lamp for rapidly and uniformly heating a wafer: A heat treatment apparatus enables a rapid temperature rise of an object to be processed while giving an excellent economical efficiency. A heating unit heats an object to be heated by irradiating a light onto the object. A plurality of lamps are provided in a lamp house. The lamps include...

20060102614 - Apparatus for processing substrate and method of processing the same: A heating apparatus for a substrate to be processed with a coating film has a chamber with an inner space, a heating plate heating the substrate to be processed in the inner space, and a partition member. The heating plate has a support surface which supports the substrate to be...

20060102613 - Semiconductor fabrication device heater and heating device equipped with the same: A heating body and a device equipped with the same provide greater uniformity in temperature distribution between the start of heating and the end of cooling. A semiconductor fabrication device heating body includes a base having a heating surface upon which an object is mounted or positioned at a fixed...

20060102616 - Electrothermal article: An electrothermal article including a fabric member defining an inner space. A connector is disposed outwardly of the inner space in the fabric member and has conductive first and second terminals. A plurality of elongated flat heating elements is disposed in the inner space in the fabric member. Each of...

20060102615 - Thermal protection blanket: A thermal protection blanket for protecting processing equipment subjected to freezing temperatures is provided. The thermal protection blanket includes a flexible covering that is conformable to a numerous number of differently structured processing equipment with out requiring reconfiguration of the blanket. A self regulating heating element is provided to heat...

20060102617 - Combined heater and heat diffuser for an injection nozzle for moulding plastics materials and a method for the manufature thereof: A combined heater and heat diffuser for fitting to an injection nozzle (10) for moulding plastics materials, where the nozzle comprises a tubular metal core (12) with an injection duct (14) and a cylindrical lateral surface (13). The heater and heat diffuser includes a resistor (40) housed in a channel-shaped...

20060102618 - High voltage ciruit breaker with cooling: In order to dissipate heat losses from the inner conductor (21), the circuit breaker (20) having an elongated inner conductor (21) and an outer conductor (22) which surrounds the inner conductor (21) like a housing has at least one heat pipe (1) which extends from the inner conductor (21) to...

20060102619 - Electrical resistance heater having a core material back twist verification with tracer: A method of manufacturing a conductor assembly including the steps of winding and back twisting. The winding step includes winding an electrical conductor around a core material, the core material including at least one color differentiated portion, the core material having a longitudinal axis. The back twisting step includes back...

20060102620 - Heat treat process: A system for monitoring an induction hardening process is provided. The system includes an induction coil, a control circuit, and a monitoring circuit and a quenching system. The induction coil is configured to heat a workpiece. The control circuit is connected to the induction coil and configured to provide electrical...

20060102621 - Meta-surface waveguide for uniform microwave heating: A method and apparatus for creating uniform heating of an microwave absorptive target. A microwave housing has a longitudinal axis and propagates a waveguide mode at an operating frequency. The target is located in an axial cross-sectional area relative to the longitudinal axis. First layer conductive strips are layered proximal...

20060102622 - Uniform microwave heating method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for creating uniform heating of an microwave absorptive target. A circularly polarized waveguide mode is created that promotes uniform heating of the microwave absorptive target by rotating a propagated non-uniform field pattern around a central axis of a cylindrical cavity or waveguide. In the process of...

20060102623 - Microwave oven and control method thereof: A microwave oven, having a humidity sensor and a voltage detecting unit for detecting a change in an output voltage of the humidity sensor, includes: a control unit for receiving a compensated voltage according to a change in temperature supplied from the humidity sensor and a detected voltage supplied from...

20060102624 - Microwave oven having an illuminated guide line: A microwave oven includes a main body, a door opening and closing the main body, and a control panel placed in one side of the main body and provided with a plurality of function operators. A guide line is provided on the control panel and lights up to guide manipulation...

20060102625 - In situ processing of hydrocarbon-bearing formations with variable frequency dielectric heating: A hydrocarbon bearing formation (304) which is heated using a variable frequency capacitive radio frequency dielectric heating (334) in situ process. Hydrocarbons or other substances natural to a hydrocarbonaceous formation may be produced by heating specific chemical compositions with or without the use of a carrier medium (320) in a...

  
05/11/2006 > 25 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20060096955 - Method for repairing a hole in a metallic workpiece: A workpiece structure having a hole therein is repaired by preparing a stack having a first confinement sheet, a first donor sheet, a workpiece structure having a hole therein, a plug of a plug material in the hole, optionally a second donor sheet, and a second confinement sheet. The first...

20060096956 - Method of controlling working conditions of a laser working machine and a computer-readable storage medium: When a working condition is set, if an operator sets the working condition, a control device (1) obtains an expected load factor of a laser oscillator (2) based on the set working condition, and displays the load factor as a working condition check bar (8) on a display device (3)....

20060096957 - Clamping device for processing work pieces: The invention concerns a clamping device for processing, in particular welding, of work pieces. It is the task of the invention to develop a device for processing work pieces, of which the clamp technique enables a high processing quality and, with respect to the work piece geometry, enables a high...

20060096958 - Laser penetration weld: Laser penetration of tabs from electrode plates is presented. A set of tabs associated with a set of electrode plates are aligned. A laser penetration weld is created through the set of tabs by a single pulse laser weld or multiple-pulse laser weld. The set of tabs is greater than...

20060096959 - Method for welding joint partners by means of an extruded shaped piece of welding filler, and also such a shaped piece for use during welding: In a method for welding joint partners, a shaped piece that is extruded out of a welding filler material is arranged between joint partners, which are to be connected, in such a way that it is in contact with both joint partners. The section of the shaped piece is matched...

20060096960 - Method of marking and tracking objects: Method and apparatus for marking items, including a portable laser programmed to mark an object within its range of movement, where the object is supported by a base capable of supporting objects of a variety of sizes at the appropriate height for marking The marking could be for identification purposes...

20060096962 - Method for cutting substrate using femtosecond laser: A method for cutting a substrate is disclosed which uses a femtosecond laser capable of preventing thermal expansion and generation of shock waves from occurring around a region where a cutting process is carried out when the femtosecond laser is used to cut the substrate, thereby being capable of achieving...

20060096961 - Method for manufacturing a wire and a wire: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a wire used in standard freeness measuring of paper stock and a wire according to the manufacturing method. In the solution, a means for producing holes (210), which is something else than a solid, is directed on a wire plate (18) at...

20060096963 - Method and device for holding sheet-like workpiece: There is provided a method and a device capable of holding a sheet-like workpiece without wrinkles. The sheet-like workpiece holding method has steps of mounting the sheet-like workpiece in a state in which almost no tensile force is applied thereon on a machining table, pressing out wrinkles of the sheet-like...

20060096964 - Method and apparatus for breakthrough detection for laser workpiece processing operations: An apparatus for breakthrough detection in laser workpiece processing operations performed by a pulsed laser. The breakthrough detection apparatus comprises a video camera that receives and senses returned radiated light energy from a target area on the workpiece each time the pulsed laser beam strikes the target area and vaporizes...

20060096965 - Nose-piece for a laser-beam drilling or machining head: The present invention concerns the nose-piece of a laser-beam drilling head for a drilling machine, emitting a pulsed laser beam, where the drill head includes a resource which is suitable for mounting the nose-piece, where the nose-piece includes a first laser beam entry opening and a second pulsed laser beam...

20060096966 - Self-shielded flux cored electrode for fracture critical applications: A self shielding cored electrode used to form weld beads having high Charpy V-Notch toughness. The cored electrode includes a metal sheath and fill composition. The fill composition includes a slag system having a gas generating compound, magnesium and at least three metals selected from the group consisting of aluminum,...

20060096967 - Window defroster assembly having transparent conductive layer: A window defroster assembly having a transparent panel and a defroster. The defroster includes a conductive layer applied over the panel and an electrically conductive heater grid formed integrally with the transparent panel. The heater grid includes a series of grid lines and at least a portion of the conductive...

20060096968 - Roof deicing apparatus: A roof deicing apparatus for use on a roof having an upper surface includes a high thermal mass element attached to the upper surface of the roof with a heat source operatively associated therewith....

20060096969 - Electric oven: An electric oven includes a main body formed with a cooking chamber and a door opening/closing the cooking chamber. The electric oven further includes a heater unit provided in the main body and for heating the cooking chamber; a partition plate detachably provided in the cooking chamber and partitioning the...

20060096970 - Steam generator for steam oven: A steam generator for a steam oven. The steam generator includes a water injection unit for supplying water from the outside to the steam generator therethrough; a water tank installed outside a cooking chamber for storing the water supplied through the water injection unit; a flow adjusting unit installed at...

20060096971 - System and method of deactivating a fluid receptacle deicer: A deicing system configured to heat fluid within a fluid receptacle to prevent ice from forming includes a sensing unit and a heating element. The sensing unit is configured to detect a change in at least one of capacitance and resistivity. The heating element is configured to heat the fluid....

20060096972 - Heater, wafer heating apparatus and method for manufacturing heater: A heater that is capable of heating a object to a desired temperature in a short period while minimizing the temperature difference the surface of the object is provided. The heater comprising a plate having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being a mount surface whereon...

20060096973 - Coffee maker heating unit with dynamic temperature control responsive to the amount of coffee remaining in the carafe: The object of this invention is the heating unit contained in electric coffee makers used to keep the coffee warm after it is brewed. This invention uses a scale or scale type mechanism to continuously measure the amount of coffee remaining in the carafe then continuously adjusts the temperature of...

20060096974 - Electric kettle: The invention concerns an electric kettle comprising a power supply base (1) including electrical connection means (3), and, a removable container (2) including a reservoir (4), a electrical heating element (5), matching electrical connection means (8) adapted to co-operate with the electrical connection means (3) of the base (1), and...

20060096975 - Method and apparatus for treating glass bodies, as well as a glass body and measuring probe: The method and apparatus serve to treat a multi-walled glass body, in particular a glass body (20) with a glass membrane (25) for a chemical sensor or measuring probe, wherein a portion of at least one wall or of an interior tube (21) is to be fused, and wherein the...

20060096976 - Heat treatment device and heat treatment method: A heat treatment device for baking a chemically amplified resist film formed on a substrate after exposure but before development includes a table that supports the substrate, a heater that heats the substrate, a magnetic field generating unit that generates a magnetic field of lines of magnetic flux directed in...

20060096977 - Microwave heat treating of manufactured components: An apparatus for heat treating manufactured components using microwave energy and microwave susceptor material. Heat treating medium such as eutectic salts may be employed. A fluidized bed introduces process gases which may include carburizing or nitriding gases. The process may be operated in a batch mode or continuous process mode....

20060096978 - Insulated packages for microwaveable foods: Various packages for heating a food item therein are disclosed....

20060096979 - High-frequency heating apparatus: A high-frequency heating apparatus comprises a heating chamber, a high-frequency generator, a waveguide, an antenna, a motor for rotating the antenna, and a stage (6) provided above and near the antenna to partition the heating chamber and made of dielectric. A rotary base on which an object to be heated...

  
05/04/2006 > 26 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20060091113 - Controller for wire electric discharge machine: A controller for a wire cut electric discharge machine which can provide stable finish machining and corner-region machining with high corner-form accuracy. An electric discharge gap detection device detects a voltage between a wire electrode and a workpiece. A machining rate detection device obtains an average machining voltage and a...

20060091114 - Electrical discharge machine for improving the guide alignment base structure: An electrical discharge machine for improving the guide alignment base structure consisting of a guide alignment base having vertical threaded holes. Furthermore, the guide alignment base has axial adjustment holes that are respectively aligned with the vertical threaded holes, the diameters of the axial adjustment holes slightly larger than the...

20060091117 - Plasma spray apparatus: A microplasma spray coating apparatus includes a microplasma apparatus with an anode, cathode, and an arc generator for generating an electric arc between the anode and cathode. An arc gas emitter injects inert gas through the electric arc. The electric arc is operable for ionizing the gas to create a...

20060091116 - Plasma-spraying device: The invention relates to a plasma-spraying device for spraying a powdered material, comprising electrodes (1), which form a plasma channel (2) having an inlet end (3) and an outlet end (4), and a means (5) for supplying said powdered material to said plasma channel (2). The powder supply means (5)...

20060091115 - Metering system and method for supplying gas to a torch: A metering system and associated method for supplying gas to a torch are provided. The metering system includes a controller that is configured to adjust a pressure regulator according to the pressure and flow rate of the gas delivered to the torch. For example, the torch can be a plasma...

20060091118 - System and method for determining an operational condition of a torch: A system and associated method for determining an operational condition of a gas torch are provided. The system includes a diode device that is electrically connected between the workpiece and the nozzle. A sensing circuit is configured to provide an electric potential across the diode device and sense a resulting...

20060091119 - Method and apparatus for repairing thermal barrier coatings: A method and apparatus for repairing a thermal barrier coating on components in gas turbine engines and the like. The apparatus includes a microplasma spray gun having an anode, cathode, and an arc generator for generating an electric arc between the anode and cathode. The apparatus includes a nozzle for...

20060091120 - Recycling optical systems and methods for thermal processing: Recycling optical systems and methods for thermal processing of substrates using same are disclosed. The recycling optical system collects radiation provided to the substrate via an annealing radiation beam and reflected from the substrate. The recycling optical system collects the reflected radiation and returns the collected reflected radiation back through...

20060091121 - Method for reflowing a metal plating layer of a contact and contact formed thereby: According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of reflowing a metal plated target area of a conductive contact is provided and includes the steps of: (1) providing a localized heat source, such as a laser; (2) positioning the contact relative to the localized heat source such that...

20060091125 - Laser micromachining method: A method is described for laser scribing or dicing portions of a workpiece using multi-source laser systems. In one embodiment, a first laser uses multiphoton absorption to lower the ablation threshold of portions of the workpiece prior to a second laser ablating the portions of the workpiece. In an alternative...

20060091122 - Method and device for processing inside of transparent material: A shape with a substantially perfect sphere, or a cross-sectional shape with a substantially perfect circle in a direction parallel to an advance direction of a femtosecond laser light beam, is obtained as a processed shape such as a modified shape of a worked shape. Rays of femtosecond laser light...

20060091123 - Method for hydrophilic treatment of a surface of a material: A method for hydrophilic treatment of a surface of a material includes the following steps: providing the material having the surface; and applying laser beams produced by a laser source to the surface of the material to form a hydrophilic nanostructure thereat. The nanostructure has a plurality of regular, repeating...

20060091124 - Method for transformation of color images into point arrangement for production of laser-induced color images inside transparent materials: The present invention disclose a method for transformation of images into arrangement of laser-induced images and location of these damages inside a transparent material so that it is possible to see right color images by illuminating the said transparent material by corresponding color light....

20060091126 - Ultraviolet laser ablative patterning of microstructures in semiconductors: Patterns with feature sizes of less than 50 microns are rapidly formed directly in semiconductors, particularly silicon, GaAs, indium phosphide, or single crystalline sapphire, using ultraviolet laser ablation. These patterns include very high aspect ratio cylindrical through-hole openings for integrated circuit connections; singulation of processed die contained on semiconductor wafers;...

20060091127 - Hot wire control apparatus and method: Control system and apparatus for controlling current input to an electrical resistance element such as a seal wire. The system and apparatus of the present invention is a closed loop feedback modification to conventional systems, and takes advantage of the inherent expansion of the seal wire as it is heated....

20060091128 - Basin for use in liquid warming device: A liquid warming device for heating sterile fluids in a removable basin is described with emphasis on the properties of the basin interaction with the liquid warming device and with a drape that works with the basin to maintain a sterile field above the drape and the top of the...

20060091129 - Temperature controlled food storage and serving pan: A pan including a shelf dividing the interior thereof into a lower chilling element and an upper portion disposed in heat relationship with the lower portion and a lid for covering the top of the container and having a serving surface for display of food thereon....

20060091130 - Heating apparatus, fixing apparatus, and image forming apparatus: The heating apparatus includes a heating roller (11) that is heated by heating units (11a and 11b), a main power supply (14) that supplies power from an external power supply to the main heating unit (11a), and an auxiliary power supply (15) that supplies power to the auxiliary heating unit...

20060091131 - Method for suppressing oxidization of object and alternating current voltage application apparatus: An alternating current voltage application apparatus of the present invention includes a treatment chamber having a wall part of conductive member for accommodating a target; an electrode provided in the treatment chamber for applying a voltage to the target; and an alternating current power source in which one output terminal...

20060091132 - Heater with burnout protection: A heater is provided that has a temperature sensing control system which can be used for both temperature control and over-temperature protection against element burnout. The temperature control system is comprised of an inlet temperature sensing assembly positioned at the inlet to the heater element and an exit thermocouple positioned...

20060091133 - Multi-layered carrier: A multi-layered carrier comprising: a first layer; a jacket; a laminated fabric heater disposed between the first layer and the jacket, wherein the heater comprises a consolidated electrically conductive fabric layer, a plurality of bus bars, a first thermoplastic layer, and a second thermoplastic layer, wherein the first and second...

20060091134 - Method and apparatus for heating refractory oxides: A method of heating a refractory oxide material comprising applying a high frequency electric field to heat the refractory oxide material and applying a magnetic field to heat the refractory oxide material. The high frequency electric field substantially heating the refractory oxide material to a temperature range at which the...

20060091135 - Induction heating cooler: An induction heating cooker includes an induction heating unit having an induction heating coil, a top plate made of a glass and mounted over the induction heating unit so that an object to be heated is placed on the top plate, and a light-emitting display section formed in the top...

20060091136 - Scan induction heating: An apparatus and process are provided for scan induction heating of a workpiece. The workpiece is moved through an inductor to inductively heat treat features of the workpiece with electric power of varying frequency and duty cycle to control the magnitude of electric power as the frequency changes....

20060091137 - Cooking facilitator: A cooking facilitator which is preferably portable and well suited for use as both a timer and cooking process facilitator having particular usefulness with cooking objects which have a characteristic associated with establishing a cooking time such as the weight of a turkey in the case of deep frying a...

20060091138 - Method for safe and uniform microwave cooking of food article: A method for safe and uniform microwave cooking of food articles in a container, comprising providing a microwave permeable container, wherein a portion of said container is covered with a microwave reflective surface to deflect microwaves away from a predefined body of liquid within said container; loading bacon within said...

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