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Harold J Vinegar, George L Stegemeier: Vacuum method for removing soil contamination utilizing surface electrical heating. Shell Oil Company, January 15, 1991: US04984594 (306 worldwide citation)

An in-situ method is disclosed for removing contaminants from surface and near-surface soil by imposing a vacuum on the soil beneath a impermeable flexible sheet and then heating the soil with an electric surface heater that is positioned on the soil surface under the sheet. The heater is permeable ...


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Thomas B Stanford Jr, Sidney C Chao: Low cost equipment for cleaning using liquefiable gases. Hughes Aircraft Company, M E Lachman, M W Sales, W K Denson Low, August 23, 1994: US05339844 (95 worldwide citation)

Precision cleaning of parts is performed with liquefiable gases, such as CO.sub.2, without the use of a complex and costly processor system. Rather, simplified and reliable performance for small scale and "low end" cleaning applications is accomplished without the use of pumps and condensers. The ap ...


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Kawagoe Nobukazu: Movement controller for traveling object for work. Figla, November 22, 2002: JP2002-333920 (82 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a movement controller for a traveling object for work for perfectly performing a cleaning or wax applying work or the like while traveling in a prescribed work area for allowing the traveling object to surely travel even in a place without any wall being a target or ...


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Murakami Kazunori, Iizaka Hitoshi, Sano Masahito: Autonomous travel robot. Toshiba TEC, February 7, 2003: JP2003-036116 (65 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make an autonomous travel robot home by finding a travel path through which the robot returns to a reference position after starting at the reference position and passing through a plurality of rooms and to shorten this travel path. SOLUTION: When a room including the curren ...


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Ohara Naoyuki, Kato Kiminori, Yabuuchi Hidetaka, Mori Hiroshi, Kayama Hiroyuki, Yasuno Miki, Haji Masayo, Kodachi Toru: Cleaning robot. Matsushita Electric, December 17, 2002: JP2002-360479 (61 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for constituting a main body, which enhances maintainability by facilitating operations for the inspection and replacement of respective components of a cleaning robot having a self-propelling function. SOLUTION: This cleaning robot, which makes assemblabili ...


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Wai Y C Chan, James W Livingston: Ratio feed detergent controller and method with automatic feed rate learning capability. Diversey Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, March 19, 1996: US05500050 (56 worldwide citation)

A detergent dispenser controller for use with a washing device, such as a dishwasher, that measures detergent concentration in a water tank by measuring the conductivity of the detergent solution in the water tank. The detergent controller automatically learns the feed rate of the detergent dispense ...


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Klaus Michael, Andreas Petz: Device for cleaning, testing and sorting of workpieces. Leybold Aktiengesellschaft, Felfe & Lynch, June 26, 1990: US04936329 (48 worldwide citation)

A device for the automatic cleaning, testing, and sorting of discoidal, flat substrates (9, 9', . . . ) for example magnetic memory plates, having three support mandrels (12, 13, 23) for the substrates (9, 9', . . . ) to be treated, three magazines (6, 7, 8) to deposit the treated and the untreated ...


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Alfred Mayer: Wettable carrier in gas drying system for wafers. RCA Corporation, Birgit E Morris, D S Cohen, T H Magee, March 9, 1982: US04318749 (47 worldwide citation)

A gas drying system for use in removing a liquid from a substrate comprises a carrier adapted to support the substrate wherein the parts of the carrier that make contact with the substrate have a surface wettable by the liquid and the wettable surface has a roughened surface of a material that is ca ...


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Norman L Siegel, David E Minerovic, Raymond C Kralovic, Bill R Sanford, Pamela C Tanner, Donald J Rebele, Douglas F Marshall, Samuel M Fung, John L Beiswenger: Office size instrument sterilization system. Steris Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, June 8, 1993: US05217698 (45 worldwide citation)

The body portion (A) of a small portable sterilizer has a face panel (46) against which a door (B) is selectively closed. The face panel defines an access opening for a sterilization chamber (10) which receives a cassette (C), an access opening for an anti-microbial concentrate chamber (20) which re ...


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James B Foster, Ralph Gary Turnbull, Jack W Smylie: Pallet washing apparatus and method. Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 10, 2000: US06129099 (42 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for cleaning articles such as pallets, totes, containers, bins, trays, carts, and other like articles. The apparatus includes a main housing having a conveyor system on which articles are transported into and through a washing chamber. The apparatus is versatile and employs ad ...