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ABRASIVE ARTICLE U.S. Patent 5,827,337. Oct. 27, 1998 E.B. Keil, assignor to Norton Co., Worcester, Mass.
An uncured, molded abrasive ar- ticle comprising a granular abra- sive mater ia l uniformly coated with at least one phenol-novolac resin; an effective amount of at least one curing agent; and an amount of water effective to bind the abrasive article prior to cur- ing; wherein the abrasive article comprises less t h a n 0.5%, by weight, volatile organic chemi- cals.
RECYCLING OF CLEANING SOLUTION U.S. Patent 5,827,374. Oct. 27, 1998 P.G. Mansur, assignor to Mansur Industries Inc., Miami
A process for recycling cleaning solution in an industr ia l wash- ing appara tus comprising pro- viding a wash basin including an at least part ial ly surround- ing wall s t ructure and a floor having a drain means there in for draining the solution from the wash basin; and providing a disti l lation chamber s t ructured and d i sposed to rece ive the cha rge of c l e a n i n g so lu t ion therein.
SPUTIrERING DEVICE U.S. Patent 5,827,408. Oct. 27, 1998 I. Raaijmakers, assignor to Applied Materials Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.
A method and apparatus for im- proving the conformality of sput- ter deposited films.
ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT OF P L A T l l S N A p E D WORKPIECES U.S. Patent 5,827,410. Oct. 27, 1998 D. Hosten, assignor to Siemens S.A., Bruxelles, Belgium
An apparatus for the electrolytic t r ea tmen t of plate-shaped work- pieces par t icular ly printed cir- cuit boards, comprising contact- ing and conveying means tha t are adapted for anodically or ca- thodically contacting the work- pieces through at least one treat- ment bath; a t r ea tmen t cell for the acceptance of the t r ea tmen t bath; vertical slots in the end walls of the t r ea tment cell for the passage of the workpieces; a col- lecting t ank for the bath liquid
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emerging from the t r ea tmen t cell with at least one pump for the continuous re turn of ba th liquid from the collecting t ank into the t r ea tmen t cell; character ized by means for re turning bath liquid into the t r ea tmen t cell at both s ides of the c o n v e y i n g p a t h within an at least largely verti- cal flow direction; and by guide devices ar ranged at both sides of the conveying path in the treat- ment cell.
A P P A R A T U S FOR ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT U.S. Patent 5,827,411. Oct. 27, 1998 J.I. Bishara et al., assignors to Eltech Systems Corp., Chardo~, Ohio
An electroplating, anodizing, or e tch ing a p p a r a t u s compr i s ing means defining an electrolytic
cell including an anode chamber and an anode therein; a cathode chamber and a cathode therein; an i o n - p e r m e a b l e d i a p h r a g m separa tor be tween the cathode chamber and the anode chamber comprising a fibrous mat; means for c i r cu la t ing r inse so lu t ion from a rinse t ank through the c a t h o d e c h a m b e r p r o d u c i n g catholyte/rinse; means for circu- lating the bath of an electroplat- ing, anod iz ing , or e t ch cell through the anode chamber pro- duc ing an a n o l y t e / b a t h , sa id ano ly te /ba th conta in ing meta l cations; means ibr impressing a cur ren t across the anode and cathode causing the migration of acid anions from the catholyte/ r inse to the anolyte/bath; and the migration of metal cations from the a n o l y t e / b a t h to the
catholyte/rinse, with there being precipitat ion of the metal cations as m e t a l h y d r o x i d e s in the catholyte rinse.
SPUTTERING TARGET U.S. Patent 5,827,414. Oct. 27, 1998 J.D. Westwood, assignor to IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y.
A single-piece slotted ferromag- netic sputtering target and sput- tering apparatus.
ELECTROCOATING PROCESS U.S. Patent 5,827,416. Oct. 27, 1998 S.M. Brown et al., MiIlbury, Mass.
A process for control of elec- t rodeposi t ion utilizing cathodic and anodic flushable electrodes such that the pH and electrocon- ductivity of the solution is con- trolled by removing excess anions
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