Issei Imahashi: Semiconductor processing system. Tokyo Electron, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 9, 1997: US05695564 (215 worldwide citation)

A multi-chamber type process system for processing semiconductor wafers is constituted such that a plurality of units selected from process units, transfer units, interconnection units and in/out units are connected via gate valves. Each of the units has a casing with one or more openings through wh ...

Shunpei Yamazaki, Hongyong Zhang, Takashi Inushima, Takeshi Fukada: Method of manufacturing a thin film transistor using multiple sputtering chambers. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Eric J Robinson, Nixon Peabody, January 23, 2001: US06177302 (114 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing thin film field effect transistors is described. The channel region of the transistors is formed by depositing an amorphous semiconductor film in a first sputtering apparatus followed by thermal treatment for converting the amorphous phase to a polycrystalline phase. The ga ...

Alagarsamy Sundararajan: Method and apparatus for replacing BOP with gate valve. Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Kenneth L Nash, August 5, 2003: US06601650 (84 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses apparatus and methods for replacing a BOP with a gate valve to thereby save space, initial costs, and maintenance costs that is especially beneficial for use in offshore subsea riser packages. The method provides a gate valve capable of reliably cutting tubing utilizi ...

Mitsuaki Komino: Reduced pressure and normal pressure treatment apparatus. Tokyo Electron, Beveridge DeGrandi Weilacher & Young L, June 23, 1998: US05769952 (80 worldwide citation)

A reduced pressure treatment unit comprising a plurality of treatment chambers conducting reduced pressure process treatment of a treatment object (wafer) and a normal pressure treatment unit conducting normal pressure process treatment of the treatment object, which are connected by a load lock cha ...

Herbert Rees, Robert D Schad: Actuating mechanism for gate valve of injection nozzle. Husky Injection Molding Systems, Karl F Ross, November 6, 1979: US04173448 (78 worldwide citation)

An injection gate of a mold cavity comprises an elongate valve rod which passes axially through a flow channel for molten plastic material and is guided in an extension of a thin-walled steel cylinder open at its opposite end toward an adjoining manifold plate. The rod extremity remote from the gate ...

John P Giza: Retractable pin mold. Acushnet Company, Lucas & Just, September 25, 1990: US04959000 (77 worldwide citation)

An improved retractable pin mold for golf balls has a gate valve positioned at the pole of the core.

Hongyong Zhang, Naoto Kusumoto: Method for annealing a semiconductor. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Gerald J Ferguson Jr, Eric J Robinson, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson P C, November 26, 1996: US05578520 (75 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including preparing a multi-chamber system having at least first and second chambers, the first chamber for forming a film and the second chamber for processing an object with a laser light; processing a substrate in one of the first and second chamb ...

WIlliam A Berringer, Edward J Sulima Jr: Myoelectrically controlled knee joint locking device. Advanced Prosthestetics Development Corporation, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, November 5, 1991: US05062857 (75 worldwide citation)

A damped knee joint may be locked myoelectrically at any angle of flexing. A special hydraulic cylinder is pivoted above the knee center at one end and in the shank at the other end. This attachment strategy allows 110 degrees of knee flexion, permitting the normal range of sitting and standing posi ...

Frederick William Dorenbos: Workpiece handling system for vacuum processing. Airco, David A Draegert, Edmund W Bopp, September 13, 1977: US04047624 (74 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are disclosed for transporting discrete workpieces between the outside and inside of a pressure sealable chamber, such as a chamber under vacuum. At least one pressure lock is attached to the chamber and separated therefrom by a gate valve. The lock includes a door with associat ...

Michael W DiLuigi, Raymond R Lund, Kevin D Bramlett: Railway hopper car gate valve and operating assembly. Trinity, Baker & Botts L, March 25, 1997: US05613446 (67 worldwide citation)

A gate valve assembly and a frame assembly for mounting the gate valve assembly on the discharge opening from a railway hopper car. The gate valve assembly includes an operating assembly for movement of a valve member within the gate valve assembly between a first, closed position and a second, open ...