Frederick P Layman, David A Huntley, Paul H Dick, George L Coad, Michael J Kuhlman, Roger M Vecta, Phillip M Hobson: Wafer processing system. Varian Associates, Stanley Z Cole, Gerald M Fisher, Kenneth L Warsh, November 10, 1987: US04705951 (102 worldwide citation)

A wafer processing system including wafer handling arms incorporated into vacuum isolation valves is described. A loadlock with elevator and optical sensors is used to inventory and position a cassette of wafers. The wafers in the cassette can be randomly accessed. A computer is used to control the ...

Hisataka Fujimaki, Satoshi Totake: Charged particle beam irradiation system and method of extracting charged particle beam. Hitachi, Mattingly & Malur PC, July 12, 2011: US07977656 (101 worldwide citation)

A charged particle beam irradiation system includes an accelerator for accelerating a charged particle beam, a beam irradiation apparatus having a beam energy modulator and arranged for irradiating an object with the charged particle beam extracted from the accelerator and having passed the beam ene ...

Euan Thomson: Apparatus and method for radiosurgery. Accuray Incorporated, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 30, 2007: US07171257 (101 worldwide citation)

A method and system is presented for treating moving target regions in a patient's anatomy by creating radiosurgical lesions. The method includes determining a pulsating motion of a patient separately from a determining of a respiratory motion, and directing a radiosurgical beam, from a radiosurgica ...

Tanya E Jewell, J Michael Rodgers: Apparatus for semiconductor lithography. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E E Pacher, November 5, 1991: US05063586 (101 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is apparatus, exemplarily semiconductor X-ray lithography apparatus, that comprises a novel projection system. In preferred embodiments the projection system is adapted for use with radiation of wavelength below about 30 nm. The system comprises four or more mirrors that form a finite conj ...

Howard M Shapiro: Apparatus and method for killing unwanted cells. Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, July 26, 1983: US04395397 (101 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for removing, from a flowing liquid stream containing a suspension of living cells, a subpopulation of unwanted cells having one or more characteristics distinguishing them from the rest of the living cells. The method includes detecting the presence of the unwanted cells, gener ...

Donald O Smith, Mark T Dinsmore: Method for treating brain tumors. Photoelectron Corporation, Lappin & Kusmer, June 18, 1996: US05528652 (100 worldwide citation)

A method of treating brain tumors in a patient, comprising the steps of: identifying and locating a brain tumor in vivo; implanting at least a portion of an adjustable x-ray source in the patient proximate to the tumor, where the x-ray source generates an electron beam along a path on or slightly of ...

Katuichi Kawabata, Kuniaki Nakano: Method for preparation of radiographic image conversion panel and radiographic image conversion panel thereby. Konica Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, August 7, 1990: US04947046 (99 worldwide citation)

A method for preparing a radiographic image conversion panel and the panel prepared thereby is disclosed. In the method a vapor flow of photostimulable phosphor or its raw material is applied to a support at a particular angle of incidence with respect to the normal direction of the support.

Sassan Tarahomi, Zachary Seguin: Luminescent, ultraviolet protected automotive interior members. International Automotive Components Group North America, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, November 17, 2015: US09187034 (98 worldwide citation)

A component of a motor vehicle comprising a photoluminescent interior member formed of a plastic composition, wherein the plastic composition comprises at least one polymer and a plurality of additives comprising at least one photoluminescent material and at least a first ultraviolet protector, wher ...

Shixin Wang: Lift-out probe having an extension tip, methods of making and using, and analytical instruments employing same. Micron Technology, TraskBritt, March 7, 2006: US07009188 (97 worldwide citation)

Extension tips for lift-out probes used in conjunction with focused ion beam (FIB) systems and analytical instruments employing such probes are disclosed. Methods of forming the extension tips from a variety of materials such as a silicon wafer, preformed whiskers of conductive material, and metal l ...

Peter Rothschild, Lee Grodzins: Method for raster scanning an X-ray tube focal spot. American Science & Engineering, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 12, 2002: US06356620 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for producing a scanned beam of penetrating radiation. A beam of particles illuminates a portion of a target, the illuminated portion comprising a focal spot having a centroid. Illumination of the target creates a beam of penetrating radiation such as x-rays. The beam of parti ...

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