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Date/App# patent app List of recent Vacuum Pump-related patents
07/21/16
20160209294 
 Tightness test during the evacuation of a film chamber patent thumbnailnew patent Tightness test during the evacuation of a film chamber
A method for testing the sealing tightness of a specimen, containing a gas, in a film chamber made from flexible material. The film chamber is evacuated by a vacuum pump and the gas flow flowing out of the film chamber and generated by the vacuum pump is measured during the evacuation and is examined with respect to a possible leak of the specimen..
Inficon Gmbh


07/21/16
20160208664 
 System to generate pressurized air for hydro-excavation patent thumbnailnew patent System to generate pressurized air for hydro-excavation
A system to generate pressurized air for hydro-excavation includes an exhaust silencer configured to hold water and an exhaust manifold disposed through the silencer, where the exhaust manifold is configured to be in fluid communication with an internal combustion engine in order to receive exhaust gases to heat the exhaust silencer. In addition, the system includes a steam turbine configured to be driven by steam generated in the exhaust silencer, a primary steam line secured proximate to an upper end of the silencer to connect to the steam turbine, and an air compressor driven by the steam turbine to generate pressurized air.

07/14/16
20160201676 
 Vacuum pump mechanism patent thumbnailVacuum pump mechanism
Provided is a vacuum pump mechanism capable of suppressing occurrence of needless drive torque. A suction port arranged at a housing is connected to a brake master back of a brake booster, and an oil regulating unit capable of adjusting a quantity of lubricating oil flowing through a lubricating oil supply passage when the brake master back reaches a predetermined negative pressure.
Mikuni Corporation


07/14/16
20160201675 
 Vacuum pump patent thumbnailVacuum pump
It is intended to provide a vacuum pump so that without upsizing the vacuum pump, noise and vibration are reduced, heat dissipation property is secured, and the casing is downsized. Therefore, at least one turning part is provided in an exhausting path formed in a casing body.
Nabtesco Automotive Corporation


07/14/16
20160201674 
 Scroll vacuum pump and  maintenance including replacing a tip seal of a scroll vacuum pump patent thumbnailScroll vacuum pump and maintenance including replacing a tip seal of a scroll vacuum pump
A scroll pump has a tip seal between an axial end of the scroll blade of one of stationary and orbiting plate scrolls of the pump and the plate of the other of the stationary plate and orbiting plate scrolls. The scroll pump may have a ballast gas supply system and use the operation of the ballast gas supply system to assess the condition of the tip seal.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201671 
 Vacuum pump for a motor vehicle patent thumbnailVacuum pump for a motor vehicle
The invention relates to a vacuum pump (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising a pump housing surface (8), on which a noise reduction hood (30) delimiting a sound damping volume is mounted. The invention is characterized in that the noise reduction hood (30), on at least one inner surface facing the pump housing surface (8), has a three-dimensional sound dissipation structure (60)..
Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh


07/07/16
20160197368 
 Recharger for hydrogen fuel cells patent thumbnailRecharger for hydrogen fuel cells
A recharger includes a manifold having an input to couple to a hydrogen generating module and an output port to couple to at least one rechargeable fuel cell. A vacuum pump is coupled to the manifold to evacuate the manifold.
Honeywell International Inc.


07/07/16
20160195098 
 Vacuum pump patent thumbnailVacuum pump
The present disclosure provides a vacuum pump with which size and weight reduction, improvement of workability, and cost reduction can be realized. Electrical connection between a pump main body that has a rotor supported by a magnetic bearing and a control unit that controls the drive of the pump main body is established by a flexible printed wiring board configured by printing an electric circuit on a surface of a sheet-like insulating substrate..
Edwards Japan Limited


06/30/16
20160185538 
 Resin delivery apparatus and method with plural air flow limiters patent thumbnailResin delivery apparatus and method with plural air flow limiters
Apparatus has a vacuum pump for conveying granular plastic resin material from a supply to receivers retaining and dispensing the resin when needed by a process machine with a flow limiter connected to the suction head of the vacuum pump, and a second flow limiter controlling and limiting to a maximum value vacuum flow through a conduit carrying auxiliary additives to the receivers.. .

06/30/16
20160185537 
 Resin delivery method and apparatus using multiple sensors for optimal vacuum pump operation patent thumbnailResin delivery method and apparatus using multiple sensors for optimal vacuum pump operation
Method and apparatus for pneumatically conveying granular resin material and controlling such conveyance includes a sensor associated with granular plastic resin material receiver with the sensing vacuum level thereat and a microprocessor adjusting vacuum pump speed based on vacuum level sensed at the receiver.. .

06/23/16
20160178472 

Leak testing apparatus and method


In leak testing by an accumulation method, it is possible to reliably detect accumulated inspection gas, and the reliability of leak testing is enhanced by reduction in background or impurity gas. At least an openable/closeable part 29 of a capsule 20 is housed inside a chamber 10 of a leak testing apparatus 1.

06/23/16
20160177952 

Mobile sludge exhauster and method


The invention relates to a mobile sludge exhauster including a tank for collection of sludge from a device that contains sludge and a vacuum system (8) for creation of suction. Sludge is sucked up and transported in a pipe unit to the tank.

06/23/16
20160177882 

System and methods for evaporative emissions leak testing


A method for a fuel system is provided, comprising: during a first engine-off condition, coupling a fuel tank to a fuel vapor canister, and indicating degradation based on a change in pressure at the fuel vapor canister, and during a second engine-off condition, coupling the fuel vapor canister to an intake of an engine, and indicating degradation based on a change in pressure at the fuel vapor canister. The first engine-off condition may include an absolute fuel tank pressure greater than a threshold, while the second engine-off condition may include an engine spinning unfueled.

06/23/16
20160175193 

Device for curing obesity using cooling


The present invention relates to a device for treating obesity using cooling, the device comprising: a controller body for setting a cooling temperature and operating time, supplying cooling water for cooling a thermoelectric element, and providing suction force through a vacuum pump; a handpiece body for displaying operating conditions and providing suction force through a suction hole; a cable for connecting the controller body and the handpiece body; a suction cup mounted on the handpiece body to form a suction space; and cooling devices positioned on opposite sides of the suction cup to cool a part to be treated, which has been sucked into the suction space. Further, metallic cooling plates in-molded in a suction cup made of silicone make contact with the part to be treated via a thin silicone layer such that fat can be destroyed efficiently using a small amount of anti-freezing agent while protecting the skin..

06/16/16
20160173007 

Method and system for controlling electrical vacuum pump


A control method and system of an electrical vacuum pump is provide to resolve generation of peak current when a motor of the electrical vacuum pump initially starts and implement a soft start. The electrical vacuum pump generates vacuum by suctioning air by rotating a pump with a motor.
Hyundai Motor Company


06/16/16
20160172179 

Vacuum system


The invention concerns a vacuum system, comprising a first vacuum chamber and a second vacuum chamber, the first vacuum chamber being evacuated by a first vacuum pump, in particular a turbomolecular pump, the first and the second vacuum chamber being connected by a passage, wherein the passage is surrounded by a sealing arrangement comprising an inner seal and an outer seal with a plenum positioned between the inner seal and the outer seal, the plenum being evacuated by a support vacuum pump, and wherein at least one sealing face of the inner seal consists of the wall material of the first or the second vacuum chamber, in particular the inner seal being formed by direct contact between the wall material of the first vacuum chamber and the wall material of the second vacuum chamber. Additionally, the invention concerns a mass spectrometry system..
Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh


06/16/16
20160166781 

Oxygen concentrating device, wound care apparatus, and treatment methods


A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and a low intensity vacuum therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply mea, an oxygen consuming mea, a vacuum pump and motor, a pressure sensor, and a power supply and electronic controls.
Neogenix, Llc


06/16/16
20160166751 

Degassing system for dialysis


The degassing system can include a degassing vessel and can utilize a vacuum pump and a fluid pump located downstream of the degassing vessel to control the pressure within the degassing vessel in order to control the concentration of gases in fluid exiting the degassing system. The degassing system can further comprise sensors in communication with the pumps to control the rate of flow and pressure through the degassing system.
Medtronic, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166740 

Apparatus and wound volume measurement


A method and apparatus for measuring a volume of a wound are described, the method comprising the steps of: applying a dressing over a wound, the volume of which is to be measured, the dressing including at least a sealing drape over the wound so as to create a sealed wound cavity; creating a vacuum in said wound cavity by vacuum pump means so as to produce a predetermined vacuum in the wound cavity; measuring a volume of air extracted from said wound cavity in producing said predetermined vacuum; and, calculating a volume of said wound.. .
Smith & Nephew Plc


06/09/16
20160160877 

Vacuum pump


An object is to provide a vacuum pump that enables, without being affected by a flow rate of gas to be discharged, concentrated and efficient heating of only a stator component of an exhaust side gas channel that needs to be heated in order to prevent deposition of products and that also enables prevention of deposition of products in the exhaust side gas channel as a result of the heating, and improvement of pump emission performance. The vacuum pump has a rotor rotatably arranged on a pump base and a gas channel through which gas sucked by rotation of the gas is guided to an outlet port, and further includes heat insulating means for thermally insulating a stator component, which forms an exhaust side gas channel in the gas channel, from other components and heating means for heating the thermally insulated stator component..
Edwards Japan Limited


06/09/16
20160160792 

System and improving vacuum generation


Methods and systems for improving vacuum generation for a diesel powered vehicle that includes a mechanically engine driven vacuum pump are presented. In one non-limiting example, engine idle speed may be increased in response to a number of braking events and/or a request for vacuum based on an amount of stored vacuum..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


06/09/16
20160158424 

Hidden and wearable breast-milk pumping system


A hidden and wearable breast-milk pumping system includes a pumping unit, a collecting unit and a wireless control unit. The pumping unit includes a pumping module and an attaching layer configured for attaching to a breast.
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre


06/02/16
20160153472 

Evacuator system having multi-port evacuator


A pneumatically actuated vacuum pump is disclosed. The pneumatically actuated vacuum pump includes a body.
Dayco Ip Holdings, Llc


06/02/16
20160153448 

Turbocharger generating vacuum negative pressure, vacuum negative pressure supply type brake system using the same, and control method thereof


A turbocharger generating a vacuum negative pressure may include a compressor which receives, through a turbocharger shaft, a rotational force of a turbine which rotates based on exhaust gas from an engine and turbo-charges an intake which is supplied to the engine, and a motorless vacuum pump coupled to the turbine through a center housing which is coupled to the compressor and is configured to be rotated by the turbocharger shaft, thus generating a vacuum negative pressure.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


06/02/16
20160151570 

Vacuum system for a piston and syringe interface


A syringe interface between a piston and plunger is provided. The syringe interface includes a piston configured to be driven by an injector and a syringe.
Bayer Healthcare Llc


06/02/16
20160151551 

Breast pump unit


A breastpump unit for expressing human breastmilk has a breastshield for placing on a human mother's breast, a vacuum pump for generating an underpressure, and a suction line for connecting the breastshield to the vacuum pump and for transferring to the breastshield the underpressure generated by the vacuum pump. The breastpump unit also has a pressure sensor.
Medela Holding Ag


05/26/16
20160146105 

Method and device for converting municipal waste into energy


A method and device for converting municipal waste into energy. This method involves heating the waste in multiple sections of a chamber to produce syngas and biochar.

05/19/16
20160139295 

Radiation generator having an actively evacuated acceleration column


A radiation generator includes an ion source region, and an acceleration column downstream of the extractor electrode and in fluid communication with the ion source region. The ion source region and the acceleration column contain an ionizable gas.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


05/19/16
20160138602 

Vacuum pump


A vacuum pump is provided, which suppresses occurrence of a gas product in an exhaust side outlet of a thread groove and maintains pump performance over a long period. The vacuum pump includes inflow suppressing walls formed by widening greater an exhaust side end portion of ridge portions, extended along a gas exhaust direction on an outer circumferential surface of an inner circumference side stator, forward in a rotor rotating direction than an intake side end portion, the inflow suppressing walls suppressing retention of gas in exhaust side outlets of thread grooves engraved among the ridge portions..
Edwards Japan Limited


05/12/16
20160133455 

Wafer cleaning apparatus and wafer cleaning method using the same


The object of the present invention is to provide a wafer cleaning apparatus that reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen, without using hydrogen peroxide, to be able to reduce the deformation, etc. Of a wafer and to reduce silicon consumption and a wafer cleaning method using the same.
Apet


05/05/16
20160126078 

Integrated mass spectrometry systems


The disclosure features mass spectrometry systems that include: an ion source; a module featuring an ion trap, an ion detector, and a module housing that at least partially surrounds the ion trap and the ion detector; and a vacuum pump featuring a housing having a recess dimensioned to receive the module, so that when the module is positioned within the recess of the vacuum pump housing, a portion of the module is surrounded by the vacuum pump housing, and during operation of the system, the ion source, ion trap, ion detector, and vacuum pump are connected along a common gas flow path and heat is transferred from the vacuum pump to the module.. .
908 Devices Inc.


05/05/16
20160124163 

Vacuum gripper


Systems and methods for automatically assembling a multi-fiber optical ferrule. A vacuum gripper comprises a first and a second flat surface, the first and second flat surfaces being transverse and meeting at a seam, the seam including a narrow gap; and a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the seam such that the vacuum pump produces negative pressure along a length of the seam when the vacuum pump is activated, wherein the negative pressure is sufficient to grip an optical fiber..
Compass Electro Optical Systems Ltd.


05/05/16
20160123642 

System and venting refrigerant from an air conditioning system


An air conditioning service system includes a discharge unit including a discharge vessel, a vacuum pump fluidly connected to the discharge vessel, a scale configured to sense a weight of the discharge unit, a first valve arranged in an input line configured to fluidly connect the discharge vessel to an air conditioning system, and a vent valve arranged in a vent line and configured to fluidly connect the discharge vessel to the atmosphere. A controller operates the vacuum pump to evacuate the discharge vessel, obtains an evacuated weight of the discharge unit, operates the first valve to open to fill the discharge vessel with refrigerant, obtains a filled weight of the discharge unit, operates the vent valve to vent refrigerant from the discharge vessel, obtains a vented weight of the discharge unit, and determines a mass of refrigerant vented based upon the stored evacuated, filled, and vented weights..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


05/05/16
20160121908 

Zero energy transportation system


A transportation system for people as well as goods that preserves energy by utilising the zero energy travel principle where energy is recycled instead of being wasted as heat or noise. An air tight and self-contained carriage (400) travels in a low pressure tube (100) that is completely sealed in order to maintain the low pressure.

05/05/16
20160121871 

System and controlling vacuum pump in gasoline vehicle with clutch


A system for controlling a vacuum pump in a gasoline vehicle with a clutch includes a clutch installed between a driving source supplying power of an engine and a vacuum pump to selectively interrupt the power supplied from the driving source to the vacuum pump. A pressure sensor is configured to sense a pressure of a vacuum line installed between the vacuum pump and a brake booster.
Hyundai Motor Company


04/28/16
20160118238 

Compact mass spectrometer


A miniature mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an atmospheric pressure ionisation source, a first vacuum chamber having an atmospheric pressure sampling orifice or capillary, a second vacuum chamber located downstream of the first vacuum chamber and a third vacuum chamber located downstream of the second vacuum chamber. A first vacuum pump is arranged and adapted to pump the first vacuum chamber, wherein the first vacuum pump is arranged and adapted to maintain the first vacuum chamber at a pressure <10 mbar.
Micromass Uk Limited


04/28/16
20160118225 

Plasma processing apparatus and opening and closing mechanism used therein


A plasma etching apparatus 1 includes a processing chamber 2 having a plasma generating portion 3, a processing portion 4, an exhaust portion 5, and a manifold portion 6 defined inside, and an exhaust mechanism 30 for exhausting gas in the processing chamber 2, the exhaust mechanism 30 is composed of a vacuum pump 31 having an intake port connected to an opening 8, a valve body 32 inserted through an opening 9, and a moving mechanism 34 for moving the valve body 32 in upward and downward directions, and the intake port of the vacuum pump 31 is connected to the opening 8 which is formed in a third chamber 2c forming a part of the processing chamber 2.. .
Spp Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/21/16
20160107456 

Triple mode printer


A system for enabling a wide format ink jet printer to print onto discontinuous flexible media. A wide format inkjet printer includes a print head and a feed roller that can be configured as a flat bed printer for printing onto stiff media or as a roll to roll printer for printing onto continuous flexible media.

04/21/16
20160107105 

Dewatering of drilling mud using a filter press


A method of separating a mixture of liquid and insoluble solids in a filter press may comprise: diluting the mixture; adding a flocculating agent to the diluted mixture and stirring to form a chemically processed mixture; pumping the chemically processed mixture into a chamber between two filter plates in the filter press to form a filter cake, wherein the chamber is lined by filter cloths, and wherein, during the pumping, filtrate is forced through the filter cloths and out of the chamber; heating the filter cake in the chamber, wherein, during the heating, filtrate is forced through the filter cloths and out of the chamber; and releasing dried filter cake from the chamber. During the heating, the chamber may be vacuum pumped to facilitate removal of water vapor.

04/21/16
20160107101 

Degassing module


The invention relates to a degassing module (10) having a fluid inlet (34), a degassing component (12), a fluid outlet (36), and a vacuum pump (20). The degassing component (12) and the vacuum pump (20) are integrated to form a unit which includes a mounting interface (30) at which the fluid inlet (34) and the fluid outlet (36) are positioned..

04/07/16
20160099085 

Environmentally suquestered spent fuel pool


An environmentally sequestered nuclear spent fuel pool in one embodiment includes sidewalls and a base slab that confine a water impoundment. The pool includes fuel racks containing spent fuel assemblies which heat the water via radioactive decay.
Holtec International


04/07/16
20160097398 

Vacuum pump


The present disclosure relates to a vacuum pump including a bearing and a lubricant supply system for lubricating the bearing. The lubricant supply system includes: a lubricant reservoir comprising a reservoir matrix for receiving a lubricant; a lubricant transfer arrangement in contact with the reservoir matrix for transferring lubricant from the reservoir matrix to the bearing, the lubricant reservoir including a reservoir enclosure for locating the reservoir matrix in position relative to the lubricant transfer arrangement; wherein the lubricant reservoir includes a plurality of contact regions at which the reservoir matrix is in contact with the reservoir enclosure for locating the reservoir matrix in position relative to the lubricant transfer arrangement and a plurality of spacing regions between respective contact regions at which the reservoir matrix is spaced apart from the reservoir enclosure for receiving gas and lubricant foam caused by outgassing in the lubricant in the reservoir matrix..
Edwards Limited


04/07/16
20160097391 

Vacuum pump


In the vane pump comprising the housing, the vane, and the cap, the sliding surface of the cap is configured as arc shape in the view from the rotational axis direction and the width toward the sliding direction of the cap is configured to be smaller than the width at the sliding angle field which is virtual area for contacting the inner surface of the pump room among the circumference including the arc shape of the sliding surface of the cap and to be bigger than the width at the high loading area where the load added to the sliding surface which is bigger than the predetermined value among the sliding angle field.. .
Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160097390 

Rotor for pump


The present invention relates to a rotor for a vacuum pump 150 having a roots pumping mechanism, the rotor comprising at least two hollow lobes 160, 162, 164, 166, each lobe having an outer wall 208 which defines a lobe profile, a hollow cavity 210 generally inward of the outer wall, and at least one strengthening rib 226 located in the cavity to resist stress on the lobes generated during rotation.. .
Edwards Limited


04/07/16
20160096917 

Method for synthesizing poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate)


A method for synthesizing poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipate) (pbsa), including: a) adding raw materials including succinic acid, adipic acid, and 1,4-butanediol into a reaction still; increasing the temperature in the reaction still to 130° c., and stiffing the raw materials, then keeping the temperature in the reaction still at 170-200° c., and dehydrating for 1-3 hours at atmospheric pressure, to yield an oligomer of pbsa; and b) decreasing the temperature of the reaction still to 100° c., and adding a composite catalyst system, the total addition of the composite catalyst system accounting for one ten-thousandth to one ten-millionth of a total weight percentage of the raw materials; uniformly stiffing and mixing the composite catalyst system and reactants, slowly vacuum pumping the reaction still, heating the reaction still to a temperature of 200-240° c. And allowing the composite catalyst system and the reactants to react for 10-20 hrs..
Nanjing University


03/31/16
20160093480 

Compact mass spectrometer


A miniature mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an atmospheric pressure ionisation source, a first vacuum chamber having an atmospheric pressure sampling orifice or capillary, a second vacuum chamber located downstream of the first vacuum chamber and a third vacuum chamber located downstream of the second vacuum chamber. A first vacuum pump is arranged and adapted to pump the first vacuum chamber, wherein the first vacuum pump is arranged and adapted to maintain the first vacuum chamber at a pressure <10 mbar.
Micromass Uk Limited


03/31/16
20160091386 

Sniffing leak detector having a nanoporous membrane


A sniffing leak detector for sucking in and analyzing gas, including a sniffing probe for sucking in the gas, a gas-conveying pump connected to the sniffing probe, and a mass spectrometer connected to a vacuum pump for analyzing the sucked-in gas in a high vacuum. The gas flow through the sniffing probe is conducted along a membrane having gas-permeable pores.
Inficon Gmbh


03/24/16
20160086766 

Charged particle beam device


An evacuation structure of a charged particle beam device includes: a vacuum chamber provided with a charged particle source; vacuum piping connected to the vacuum chamber; a main vacuum pump which is connected via the vacuum piping and evacuates the inside of the vacuum chamber; a non-evaporable getter pump disposed at a position between the vacuum chamber and the main vacuum pump in the vacuum piping; and a coarse evacuation port connected at a position between the vacuum chamber and the non-evaporable getter pump in the vacuum piping the coarse evacuation port includes: a coarse evacuation valve that opens and closes the coarse evacuation port; and a leak valve to open the vacuum chamber to the atmosphere.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


03/10/16
20160071631 

End closure of a superconductive electric cable


An end closure for a superconductive electric cable which has at least one superconductive conductor which is surrounded by a tubular cryostat serving for conducting a cooling agent, which at its end is surrounded by a housing. The housing (g) has two walls (7, 8) which are separated from each other by an intermediate space (9) and having insulating material, wherein a thermal insulation containing gas is placed in the intermediate space.
Nexans


03/10/16
20160069391 

Vacuum pump


A vacuum pump comprises: a ball bearing which supports a rotor; a holding section which elastically holds an outer ring of the ball bearing; and a grease which is filled between the outer ring and the holding section, the grease having a consistency of nlgi no. 1.5 or less..
Shimadzu Corporation


03/10/16
20160069350 

Stator disk and vacuum pump


A stator disk includes a connection hole for improving exhaust efficiency in a vacuum pump including a seigbahn type molecular pump portion, and a vacuum pump including the stator disk. The vacuum pump according to an embodiment includes a seigbahn type molecular pump portion and includes, in a stator disk disposed therein, a connection hole that connects an upper space (an inlet port side region, an upstream side region) with a lower space (an outlet port side region, a downstream side region) in the axial direction of the stator disk..
Edwards Japan Limited


03/10/16
20160067104 

Wound care devices, apparatus, and treatment methods


A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and a low intensity vacuum therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply mea, an oxygen consuming mea, a vacuum pump and motor, a pressure sensor, and a power supply and electronic controls.

03/10/16
20160067022 

Oral care system


An oral-care system includes a tooth shroud, vacuum hose and a vacuum pump to apply suction to a user's teeth and gums, disrupting the growth of bacterial colonies there. Disrupting and/or removing bacteria can help protect teeth and dental prosthetics, and may be effective to prevent halitosis and systemic diseases that are related to oral flora..

03/03/16
20160061797 

Programmable logic controller-based system and user interface for air sampling in controlled environments


A system and method for sampling air at multiple locations in a controlled environment. The system and method includes automatic adjustment of mass flow rates and duration of vacuum connections (either via time elapsed or indirectly by volume) based on rates set by an operator.
Veltek Associates, Inc.


03/03/16
20160060748 

Deposition apparatus and methods


A deposition apparatus (20) comprising: a chamber (22); a process gas source (62) coupled to the chamber; a vacuum pump (52) coupled to the chamber; at least two electron guns (26); one or more power supplies (30) coupled to the electron guns; a plurality of crucibles (32,33,34) positioned or positionable in an operative position within a field of view of at least one said electron gun; and a part holder (170) having at least one operative position for holding parts spaced above the crucibles by a standoff height h. The standoff height h is adjustable in a range including at least 22 inches..
United Technologies Corporation


03/03/16
20160059934 

Surf wake device for a watercraft


A device to redirect a wake of a watercraft, and a method of use are disclosed. The device includes a main body panel which extends into a flow of water as the watercraft travels through the water, and at least one suction cup which provides connection between the main body panel and a hull of the watercraft.

03/03/16
20160059149 

Organic oil extraction device


An organic oil extraction device. The oil extraction device may comprise: one or more connection ports; a first chamber; a second chamber; a heat source; one or more vacuum pumps; and a burner assembly.
Puretane, Inc.


03/03/16
20160058583 

Hydraulically amplified vacuum pump for prosthetic and orthotic devices


Methods and apparatus are disclosed relating to a mechanical vacuum socket pump used to establish a vacuum in a socket of an artificial limb. In one case, the pump includes a housing within which two pistons coaxially reciprocate.
Otto Bock Healthcare Lp


02/25/16
20160056029 

Apparatus and methods for an atmospheric sampling inlet for a portable mass spectrometer


Atmospheric sampling system designed to minimize cross-contamination between successive samples acquired by a portable, or handheld, mass spectrometer. Techniques to reduce the overall sample load on portable mass spectrometers having limited pumping capacity, such as capture pumps.
Bayspec, Inc.


02/25/16
20160053725 

Fuel vapor canister purge using reversible vacuum pump


A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, purging fuel vapor from a fuel vapor canister to a fuel vapor accumulator; and then during a second condition, evacuating fuel vapor from the fuel vapor accumulator to a fuel tank. The fuel vapor accumulator increases the volume of the fuel system, providing a temporary storage for desorbed fuel vapor.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


02/25/16
20160053377 

Substrate processing apparatus, manufacturing semiconductor device, and substrate processing method


With the miniaturization of semiconductors and the increase in the diameter of wafers, the wafer size increases. Therefore, a supply gas flow rate also increases as compared with a process of a conventional wafer size.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.


02/25/16
20160053375 

Chemical vapor deposition system arrangement


A chemical vapor deposition system, method and arrangement of systems are disclosed. The arrangement of chemical vapor deposition systems includes a first chemical vapor deposition system comprising a first coating chamber, a second chemical vapor deposition system comprising a second coating chamber, and a fluid introduction system comprising a vacuum pump and a fluid introduction arrangement arranged and disposed to introduce a fluid to one or both of the first coating chamber and the second coating chamber for chemical vapor deposition coating.
Silcotek Corp.


02/25/16
20160052499 

Control device for electrically-driven vacuum pump


The invention relates to a control device for an electrically-driven vacuum pump. The control device stops operation of an electrically-driven vacuum pump for generating negative pressure in a negative pressure chamber of a brake booster when the vacuum pump is operated and a gradient of increasing of a booster negative pressure representing a magnitude of a difference between pressure in the negative pressure chamber and the atmospheric pressure is smaller than or equal to a predetermined stop gradient threshold..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/18/16
20160045860 

Vacuum pumping and abatement system


The present invention relates to a vacuum pumping and abatement system for evacuating processing gas from a process chamber and removing noxious substances from the processing gas. The present invention also relates to a method of purging a vacuum pumping arrangement.
Edwards Limited


02/11/16
20160041383 

2d/3d switching apparatus and display device


The present disclosure provides a 2d/3d switching apparatus and a display device. The 2d/3d switching apparatus includes a switching layer that includes a cylindrical lens grating and a cavity defined by a cylindrical curved surface of the cylindrical lens grating and a cover, a container for storing a transparent liquid that has a refractive index equal to a refractive index of a material of the cylindrical lens grating, and a vacuum pump respectively connected with the cavity of the switching layer and the container.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160040688 

Pneumatically actuated vacuum pump having multiple venturi gaps and check valves


A pneumatically actuated vacuum pump is disclosed, and includes a body defining a converging motive section, a diverging discharge section, at least one suction port, and a venturi gap. The venturi gap is located between an outlet end of the converging motive section and an inlet end of the diverging discharge section.
Dayco Ip Holdings, Llc


02/11/16
20160038208 

Device and removing gas from a mixture of biomaterials


A device and method for removing gas from a mixture of biomaterials includes a vacuum pump movably positioned within a cavity of a syringe at least partially defining a vacuum chamber. The vacuum pump has a pump body with proximal and distal portions, a stopper connected to the distal portion, and a flow channel.
Nordson Corporation


02/04/16
20160037587 

Oil diffusion pump and vacuum film formation device


Provided is an oil diffusion pump equipped with an oil vapor generator capable of eliminating the problems occurring when a heater wire is used as a heating source for an operating oil. The present invention is a vacuum pump for which an oil vapor generator (70) is arranged within a casing (51) and this oil vapor generator is operated to vaporize an operating oil (8), thereby producing oil vapor and this oil vapor is sprayed from a jet (53, 53a) to exhaust intake air.
Shincron Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033977 

Plasma processing devices having multi-port valve assemblies


A plasma processing device may include a plasma processing chamber, a plasma electrode assembly, a wafer stage, a plasma producing gas inlet, a plurality of vacuum ports, at least one vacuum pump, and a multi-port valve assembly. The multi-port valve assembly may comprise a movable seal plate positioned in the plasma processing chamber.
Lam Research Corporation


02/04/16
20160032926 

Electric motor-driven motor-vehicle vacuum pump, and drive shaft for a motor-vehicle vacuum pump


The invention relates to an electric motor-driven motor-vehicle vacuum pump (1), having a drive shaft (3) which has, in particular, two bearings and extends with a shaft stub (5; 35; 45) in a rotor (8) which is connected fixedly to the shaft stub so as to rotate with it. In the rotor, the shaft stub has a centring region (26, 36; 46) which serves to centre the rotor, without guiding the rotor in the axial direction..
Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh


02/04/16
20160032668 

Vacuum shaker systems


The invention relates to improvements in vacuum shakers and more specifically to the integration of multiple shaker units to a common vacuum pump system, to apparatus for controlling the airflow through shaker screens, optimization of slurry transport, and to methods of separating drilling fluid from drill cuttings.. .

02/04/16
20160032427 

Method for manufacturing high purity manganese and high purity manganese


The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a high purity mn, the method comprising: placing a mn raw material in a magnesia crucible to perform melting with the use of a vacuum induction melting furnace (vim furnace) at a melting temperature of 1240 to 1400° c. Under an inert atmosphere of 500 torr or less; then adding calcium in a range between 0.5 and 2.0% of the weight of mn to perform deoxidation and desulfurization; casting the resultant in an iron mold after the completion of the deoxidation and desulfurization to manufacture an ingot; then placing the mn ingot in a skull melting furnace; reducing pressure to 10−5 torr or less with a vacuum pump; starting heating and keeping the mn in a molten state for 10 to 60 minutes; and then ending the melting reaction for obtaining a high purity metal mn.
Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation


02/04/16
20160029869 

Dishwasher with vacuum drying and method


An automatic dishwasher, having a wash cycle and a drying cycle, includes an openable and closeable washing chamber, at least one spray apparatus inside the washing chamber, and a vacuum pump in fluid communication with the washing chamber. The washing chamber has an interior configured to contain articles to be washed, and is configured to withstand vacuum pressure when closed.

01/28/16
20160025096 

Vacuum pump


An object is to reduce an adhesion amount of a product in a vacuum pump as a whole and effectively prevent occurrence of a trouble in a vacuum pump electric system due to a magnetic flux leak. A vacuum pump includes a rotor enclosed in a pump case, a rotating shaft fixed to the rotor, a supporting means that rotatably supports the rotating shaft, a driving means that rotates the rotating shaft, and thread-groove-exhaust-portion stators that form thread grove exhaust passages between the thread-groove-exhaust-portion stator and an outer circumferential side of or an inner circumferential side of the rotor.
Edwards Japan Limited


01/28/16
20160024651 

Vapor deposition system and operating


A system for depositing a thin film on a substrate using a vapor deposition process is described. The deposition system includes a process chamber having a vacuum pumping system configured to evacuate the process chamber, a substrate holder coupled to the process chamber and configured to support the substrate, a gas distribution system coupled to the process chamber and configured to introduce a film forming composition to a process space in the vicinity of a surface of the substrate, a non-ionizing heat source separate from the substrate holder that is configured to receive a flow of the film forming composition and to cause thermal fragmentation of one or more constituents of the film forming composition when heated, and one or more power sources coupled to the heating element array and configured to provide an electrical signal to the at least one heating element zone.
Tokyo Electron Limited


01/28/16
20160023154 

Apparatus and methods for capturing vapors exiting a material storage compartment of a vessel


A temporary hood for capturing vapors exiting from a material storage compartment of a vessel when the compartment is opened includes a base frame that extends around an opening to the compartment and is releasably secured to the vessel. An upper framework is releasably coupled to the base frame and extends upwardly from the vessel around the opening.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


01/21/16
20160017885 

Electric motor vehicle vacuum pump arrangement


An electric vehicle vacuum pump assembly includes a combination, a separate acoustic barrier casing configured to encase the combination in each of a radially-spaced relationship and an axially-spaced relationship, and an annular gastight attenuation assembly radially arranged between the separate acoustic barrier casing on a first side and the combination on a second side. The combination comprises a pump unit and a drive motor comprising a rotor space, a stator space, a ventilation inlet, and a ventilation outlet.
Pierburg Pump Technology Gmbh


01/14/16
20160013698 

Canned motor and vacuum pump


Provided is a canned motor to be coupled to a vacuum pump and used as a rotary driving source for the vacuum pump. The canned motor includes: a stator core; a rotor provided on an inner side of the stator core; and a non-conductive can provided between the stator core and the rotor.
Ebara Corporation


01/14/16
20160010798 

Suction device and suction method


A suction method that sucks inside of a filling nozzle used for supply of hydrogen by using a suction nozzle that is engaged with the filling nozzle, the suction method comprising: evacuating a vacuum chamber by using a vacuum pump; and sucking inside of the suction nozzle by using the evacuated vacuum chamber.. .
Iwatani Corporation


01/14/16
20160009036 

Method and system for vulcanizing rubber


A system including one or more rubber bodies with respective rubber portions. The rubber body is positionable on a preselected portion of a surface of an object.
Polycorp Ltd.


01/07/16
20160003235 

Apparatus using electronically-controlled valves


The pumps and pressure controllers described herein aim to pump fluid in two directions, such as from a first port to a second port and vice versa. The pressure controllers aim to control pressure in a system or device, such as a test device, accurately and precisely at a variety of different pressure levels.
Fluke Corporation


01/07/16
20160002749 

Method for manufacturing high purity manganese and high purity manganese


The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a high purity mn, the method comprising: placing a flake-like electrolytic mn raw material in a magnesia crucible to perform melting with the use of a vacuum induction melting furnace (vim furnace) at a melting temperature of 1240 to 1400° c. Under an inert atmosphere of 500 torr or less; then adding calcium in a range between 0.5 and 2.0% of the weight of mn to perform deoxidation and desulfurization; casting the resultant in an iron mold after the completion of the deoxidation and desulfurization to manufacture an ingot; then placing the mn ingot into a magnesia crucible to perform melting with the use of a vacuum induction melting furnace (vim furnace) at a melting temperature, which is adjusted to 1200 to 1450° c.
Jx Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation


12/31/15
20150377239 

Vacuum pump


A vacuum pump may include a regenerative pumping mechanism and a drag pumping mechanism. The regenerative pumping mechanism may include a generally disc-shaped member mounted on an axial shaft for rotation relative to a stator of the regenerative pumping mechanism.
Edwards Limited


12/31/15
20150377226 

Pumping system


A vacuum pumping system comprises a plurality of vacuum pumping arrangements for evacuating an enclosure and an auxiliary vacuum chamber for evacuation by at least one first vacuum pumping arrangement. The vacuum pumping system has a first state for evacuating the enclosure and a second state for conserving power consumed by the system.
Edwards Limited


12/31/15
20150376890 

Intake nozzle for suction hose


An intake nozzle fits onto the suction hose of a vacuum pumper truck. The nozzle comprises a tubular housing and the rotor within the housing near the intake end.

12/24/15
20150369151 

System and methods for refueling a vehicle


A method for a fuel system, comprising: during a first condition, fluidly coupling a fuel tank to a fuel vapor canister; and fluidly coupling the fuel vapor canister to atmosphere via a deactivated vacuum pump. By fluidly coupling the fuel vapor canister to atmosphere via a deactivated vacuum pump, the fuel tank may be depressurized slowly without requiring a multi-stage or multi-valve fuel tank isolation system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


12/24/15
20150368831 

Systems and methods for automated production of multi-composition nanomaterial


Various methods and systems are provided for production of nanowires or other nanomaterials. In one example, among others, a system includes a furnace configured to heat at least a portion of a tube, a material feeder coupled to a first end of the tube, and a vacuum pumping system coupled to a second end of the tube.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology


12/24/15
20150368111 

Method and system for graphene formation


A system for graphene production includes a plurality of gas sources, a plurality of mass flow controllers, and a processing chamber. The system also includes a plasma source operable, a vacuum pump, a processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including a plurality of computer-readable instructions.
California Institute Of Technology


12/17/15
20150361979 

Pump assembly and evacuating a vapor-filled chamber


The invention relates to an assembly comprising a vacuum pump and a chamber, wherein a suction tract extends between the chamber and the vacuum pump. The vacuum pump is a liquid ring machine.
Sterling Industry Consult Gmbh


12/17/15
20150360247 

Machine for coating an optical article with a predetermined coating composition and using the machine


The machine for coating an optical article with a predetermined coating composition, includes a vacuum chamber (8) having an interior space (31) configured to receive the optical article, a vacuum pump (20) connected to the vacuum chamber (8), a nebulizer (40) configured to carry out a vacuum nebulization treatment of the composition for depositing it on the optical article in the vacuum chamber, and a control unit (2) configured to control the vacuum pump; the control unit being configured to cause the vacuum pump to suck gases from the vacuum chamber to bring it to a predetermined required pressure for the vacuum nebulization treatment, and the control unit and the nebulizer are configured to nebulize the predetermined coating composition which is liquid into a mist of aerosol droplets and to direct the droplets towards at least a surface of the optical article.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


12/17/15
20150359250 

Sweetener with imbedded high potency ingredients and process and making the sweetener


An enhanced sweetener made from granules of a carrier, such as sucrose, embedded with molecules of a high potency sweetener, such as stevia extract. The process for making the enhanced sweetener involves dissolving the high potency sweetener in warmed water and mixing the resulting solution with the heated carrier.
Nutraex Food Inc.


12/10/15
20150355644 

Shallow fluid extractor


A shallow fluid extractor is configured to remove a low level of a fluid from a designated area. The shallow fluid extractor includes a vacuum pump assembly further including an electrical power source connected to a vacuum and a pump.

12/10/15
20150354852 

Air conditioning apparatus


An air conditioning apparatus includes a casing having an inlet and an outlet, an airflow import device, a nozzle, two valves disposed at two ends of the nozzle, a vacuum pump connected through the nozzle, a connecting device, a heater, a humidifier, and an airflow export device. The airflow import and export devices are disposed at positions near the inlet and the outlet inside the casing.
Unimicron Technology Corp.


12/10/15
20150353216 

Packaging machine for vacuum skin packaging


A vacuum-skin packaging machine for sealing film onto a tray containing a product includes a vacuum system. The vacuum system includes a vacuum pump, piping, and valves.
Deli Star Corporation


12/10/15
20150352268 

Medical suction system and disposable container


A portable, adjustable disposable medical suction system and method of use is disclosed. The system includes a delivery device to provide a conduit from a surgical site on a patient to the portable, adjustable medical suction system.

12/03/15
20150345862 

Method for cleaning bell jar, producing polycrystalline silicon, and drying bell jar


A bell jar includes a metallic bell jar (1), and a metallic base plate (2) on which the bell jar (1) is placed, and packing (3) seals an inside of a container. To the base plate (2), a pressure gauge (4), a gas introduction line (5), and a gas discharge line (6) are connected so as to allow monitoring of internal pressure of the bell jar (1) and introduction and discharge of a gas.
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150345499 

Vacuum pump


A vacuum pump comprises a cylindrical rotor; a cylindrical stator which discharges gas in cooperation with the rotor; a base housing at least a part of the stator and having a through hole formed at a position facing an outer periphery of the stator; a heating member passing through the through hole from an atmosphere side to a vacuum side to have thermal contact with an outer peripheral surface of the stator to heat the stator; and an axial seal member which vacuum-seals a gap between the through hole and the heating member.. .
Shimadzu Corporation


12/03/15
20150345498 

Vacuum pump for a motor vehicle


The invention relates to a vacuum pump for a motor vehicle, comprising a pump housing surface, on which a noise reduction hood delimiting a sound damping volume is mounted. The invention is characterized in that a multi-functional decoupling element is located between the pump housing surface and the noise reduction hood, said element carrying out a sealing function and a valve function in addition to a sound decoupling function..
Magna Powertrain Bad Homburg Gmbh


12/03/15
20150345496 

Lubrication system for a rotary vacuum pump


A lubrication system (200) for a rotary vacuum pump (300) connectable to a thermal engine comprises a suction duct (50) connecting the pump (300) to a power brake (16), and a connecting duct (23) connecting the inside of the engine with the suction duct (50) in order to generate, through the connecting duct (23), a flow of an air-oil mixture sucked from the inside of the engine. A pump having a casing (40) which defines a pumping chamber (44) and a connecting duct (23) formed in the casing (40), and a lubrication method for such a pump are also provided..
Vhit S.p.a.


12/03/15
20150345494 

Vacuum pump and manufacturing vacuum pump


A vacuum pump comprises a cylindrical rotor; a cylindrical stator which discharges gas in cooperation with the rotor; and a tubular base to which the stator is fixed. The stator has no fitting structure with respect to the base and is fixed to the base in a concentric state.
Shimadzu Corporation


12/03/15
20150345492 

Vane with axial seal


A vane for a vane cell pump, in particular a vacuum pump, including: a vane body, wherein the vane body has an opening on at least one end-facing side facing a cover or base of a pump space of the vane cell pump; and an insert which is arranged in the opening and guided such that it can be axially moved in the opening.. .
Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive Gmbh




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