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Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, October 4, 2005: US06952253 (374 worldwide citation)

In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.


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Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Joeri Lof, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, July 11, 2006: US07075616 (230 worldwide citation)

In a lithographic projection apparatus, a liquid supply system provides liquid in a space between the final element of the projection system and the substrate of the lithographic projection apparatus. A shutter member is provided to contain liquid in the liquid supply system during, for example, sub ...


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Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen: Lithographic projection apparatus. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, June 17, 2008: US07388648 (106 worldwide citation)

A lithographic projection apparatus includes a liquid confinement structure extending along at least a part of a boundary of a space between a projection system and a substrate table. The liquid confinement structure is positioned adjacent a final surface of the projection system and includes a firs ...


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Henrikus Herman Marie Cox, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Yurievich Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Helmar Van Santen: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, October 10, 2006: US07119874 (104 worldwide citation)

A lithographic projection apparatus wherein a liquid supply system provides a space between a projection system and a substrate with liquid. The liquid supply system comprises a member. A liquid seal is formed between the member and the substrate by a flow of liquid. In an embodiment, the liquid sea ...


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Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Joeri Lof, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Jeroen Johannes Sophia Maria Mertens, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Timotheus Franciscus Sengers, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman, May 29, 2007: US07224436 (82 worldwide citation)

In a lithographic projection apparatus, a liquid supply system provides liquid in a space between the final element of the projection system and the substrate of the lithographic projection apparatus. A shutter member is provided to contain liquid in the liquid supply system during, for example, sub ...


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Jan Gerard Cornelis Van Der Toorn, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, October 10, 2006: US07119876 (63 worldwide citation)

To facilitate, for example, removal of a substrate between exposures of different substrates, an actuated closing plate is used to replace a substrate, a substrate table, or both, as a part of a boundary of a space in a lithographic apparatus containing liquid without, for example, breaking a seal c ...


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