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8952299 Dual resistance heater for phase change devices and manufacturing method thereof  
A dual resistance heater for a phase change material region is formed by depositing a resistive material. The heater material is then exposed to an implantation or plasma which increases the...
8941025 Plume shroud for laminar plasma guns  
Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is...
8933364 High current electrode for a plasma arc torch  
An electrode for a plasma arc torch includes a conductive body and a plurality of emissive inserts. The conductive body includes a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and a cavity extending...
8927896 Battery powered handheld air plasma spray  
A battery powered handheld air plasma spray was designed, developed and successfully demonstrated. The power supply includes a battery, a dc HID ballast and a series LC matching circuit. This...
8916795 Plasma actuated vortex generators  
A plasma-actuated vortex generator arrangement includes a plurality of spaced-apart vortex generators, and a plasma actuator distributed amongst the plurality of vortex generators.
RE45280 Segmented coil for generating plasma in plasma processing equipment  
A segmented transformer coupled plasma (TCP) coil is provided as a source for generating a uniform plasma in a plasma reactor. The segmented TCP is divided into two or more segment coils which,...
8901451 Plasma torch and moveable electrode  
A plasma torch is provided having an electrode with a frustoconical end portion. The electrode is received by a plunger during a contact start sequence of the plasma torch and is self-releasing...
8895888 Anti-smudging, better gripping, better shelf-life of products and surfaces  
A device to provide improved anti-smudging, better gripping and longer shelf-life to products and surfaces includes an electric superheated steam generator and an electric low-ion plasma generator...
8884178 Methods and apparatus for igniting and sustaining plasma  
Atmospheric inductively coupled plasma torch comprising a vessel within which the plasma is generated and a coil wound around the periphery of the vessel. The coil has at least two spaced-apart...
8866038 Consumable component parts for a plasma torch  
A component for a plasma arc torch includes a body portion, a tapered surface on the body portion, the tapered surface including a compressible member that provides a disengagement force relative...
8847102 Torch assembly  
A demountable plasma torch assembly suitable for use in ICP spectrometry comprises a first tube having an inner diameter and a second tube disposed concentrically within the first tube, wherein...
8829387 Plasma processing apparatus having hollow electrode on periphery and plasma control method  
There is provided a plasma processing apparatus capable of performing a uniform plasma process on a substrate by controlling a plasma distribution within a chamber to a desired state and...
8829386 Inductive devices and low flow plasmas using them  
Certain embodiments described herein are directed to devices that can be used to sustain a low flow plasma. In certain examples, the low flow plasma can be sustained in a torch comprising an outer...
8809723 Insertion element, gas lens with such an insertion element, and welding torch with such a gas lens  
For a WIG/TIG welding torch, gas distribution across a cross-section of the gas lens and/or the gas nozzle, is improved and as small a size and as low a weight of the components as possible can be...
8809727 Heat treatment apparatus  
The present invention relates to a heat treatment apparatus that performs activation annealing or defect repair annealing and surface oxidization which succeed impurity doping intended to control...
8796581 Plasma whirl reactor apparatus and methods of use  
An apparatus for synergistically combining a plasma with a comminution means such as a fluid kinetic energy mill (jet mill), preferably in a single reactor and/or in a single process step is...
8779322 Method and apparatus for processing metal bearing gases  
A method and apparatus for processing metal bearing gases involves generating a toroidal plasma in a plasma chamber. A metal bearing gas is introduced into the plasma chamber to react with the...
8779323 Electrode for plasma torch with novel assembly method and enhanced heat transfer  
Embodiments of the present invention are related to an electrode for a plasma arc torch, the electrode comprising a generally tubular outer wall, an end wall, and a protrusion. The end wall is...
8759709 Method and apparatus for improved cutting life of a plasma arc torch  
An improved electrode for use in a plasma arc torch. The electrode includes an electrode body, a cavity in a front face at a first end of the electrode body, and an insert disposed in the cavity....
8742285 Method of oxidation utilizing a gliding electric arc  
A method for oxidizing a combustible material. The method includes introducing a volume of the combustible material into a plasma zone of a gliding electric arc oxidation system. The method also...
8742283 Induction device  
A device for sustaining a plasma in a torch is provided. In certain examples, the device comprises a first electrode configured to couple to a power source and constructed and arranged to provide...
8742282 Ablative plasma gun  
A plasma gun with two gap electrodes on opposite ends of a chamber of ablative material such as an ablative polymer. The gun ejects an ablative plasma at supersonic speed. A divergent nozzle...
8710397 Electrode for a plasma torch  
An electrode for a plasma torch and a plasma torch head comprise an elongated electrode holder with a front surface on the electrode tip and a hole arranged in the electrode tip along a central...
8680425 Plasma arc torch having an electrode with internal passages  
An electrode for a plasma arc cutting torch which minimizes the deposition of high emissivity material on the nozzle, reduces electrode wear, and improves cut quality. The electrode has a body...
8680424 Microwave plasma processing device  
A microwave plasma processing device includes a fixing device for fixing a substrate as a processing target on a central axis in a plasma processing chamber, a exhausting device for depressurizing...
8680426 High current electrode for a plasma arc torch  
An electrode for a plasma arc torch is provided by the teachings of the present disclosure. In one form, the electrode includes a conductive body, a plurality of deformed emissive inserts, and a...
8664560 Method and apparatus for abatement of reaction products from a vacuum processing chamber  
An exemplary method and apparatus for abating reaction products from a vacuum processing chamber includes a reaction chamber in fluid communication with the vacuum processing chamber, a coil...
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Method and apparatus for processing metal bearing gases
 
A method and apparatus for processing metal bearing gases involves generating a toroidal plasma in a plasma chamber. A metal bearing gas is introduced into the plasma chamber to react with the...
8656577 Method of manufacturing a high current electrode for a plasma arc torch  
A method of manufacturing an electrode for use in a plasma arc torch is provided that includes forming a conductive body to define a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, a distal end face...
8653404 In-liquid plasma electrode, in-liquid plasma generating apparatus and in-liquid plasma generating method  
An in-liquid plasma electrode according to the present invention is an in-liquid plasma electrode for generating plasma in a liquid and has an electrically conductive member having an electric...
8642917 Highly ordered structure pyrolitic graphite or carbon-carbon composite cathodes for plasma generation in carbon containing gases  
A cathode electrode for plasma generation. The cathode is made of graphite with highly ordered structure such as Pyrolitic Graphite or Carbon-Carbon composites. Furthermore, carbon containing...
8633416 Plasmas and methods of using them  
Plasma devices and methods for using such plasma devices in analytical measurements are disclosed. In certain examples, a low flow plasma may be operative using a total argon gas flow of less than...
8633417 Electrode for plasma torch with novel assembly method and enhanced heat transfer  
Embodiments of the present invention are related to an electrode for a plasma arc torch, the electrode comprising a generally tubular outer wall, an end wall, and a protrusion. The end wall is...
8624150 Adapter for a plasma arc torch  
An apparatus and method for extending a plasma arc torch is disclosed. The apparatus includes a plasma torch adapter for relocating a mounting location of plasma torch consumables with respect to...
8618435 Ablative plasma gun  
An ablative plasma gun is presented. The ablative plasma gun includes a first gun electrode and a second gun electrode arranged between a dielectric layer to form a longitudinal slot. An opening...
8591821 Combustion flame-plasma hybrid reactor systems, and chemical reactant sources  
Combustion flame-plasma hybrid reactor systems, chemical reactant sources, and related methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a combustion flame-plasma hybrid reactor system comprising a...
8581139 Electrode and electrode holder with threaded connection  
A threaded connection for an electrode holder and an electrode in a plasma arc torch is provided. The threaded connection has relatively low height, and the engaged portion of a male threaded...
8563896 Systems and methods to modify gas metal arc welding and its variants  
A welding system and method includes a main torch including a main electrode configured to form a first arc with a base metal; a first bypass torch including a first bypass electrode configured to...
8563890 Method and apparatus for microplasma spray coating a portion of a turbine vane in a gas turbine engine  
A method and apparatus for microplasma spray coating a portion of a turbine vane without masking any portions thereof. The apparatus includes a microplasma gun with an anode, cathode, and an arc...
8552335 Atmospheric-pressure plasma jet  
A plasma jet apparatus for performing plasma processing of an article includes: an elongated central electrode (2,15), an elongated cylindrical outer electrode (1) or two outer electrodes (15,16)...
8541712 Electrode for a contact start plasma arc torch and contact start plasma arc torch employing such electrodes  
An electrode for a contact start plasma arc torch includes an elongated electrode body formed of an electrically conductive material. The electrode body is movable relative to the torch. The...
8536481 Electrode assemblies, plasma apparatuses and systems including electrode assemblies, and methods for generating plasma  
Electrode assemblies for plasma reactors include a structure or device for constraining an arc endpoint to a selected area or region on an electrode. In some embodiments, the structure or device...
8530780 Direct current steam plasma torch and method for reducing the erosion of electrodes thereof  
A DC steam plasma torch includes front, middle and rear sections. The front section includes a first amount and a first electrode attached to the first amount, thus defining co-axial first...
8525069 Method and apparatus for improved cutting life of a plasma arc torch  
An improved electrode for use in a plasma arc torch. The electrode includes an electrode body, a cavity in a front face at a first end of the electrode body, and an insert disposed in the cavity....
8513576 Dual resistance heater for phase change devices and manufacturing method thereof  
A dual resistance heater for a phase change material region is formed by depositing a resistive material. The heater material is then exposed to an implantation or plasma which increases the...
8513565 Nozzle head with increased shoulder thickness  
A consumable for a plasma arc torch, such as a nozzle, having a body and a head defining a shoulder portion having a frusto-conical portion and a flared portion. The flared portion increases the...
8507826 Microplasma spray apparatus and method for coating articles using same  
A microplasma spray coating apparatus includes a microplasma apparatus with an anode, cathode, and an arc generator for generating an electric arc between the anode and cathode. An arc gas emitter...
8502109 Method of monitoring the wear of at least one of the electrodes of a plasma torch  
Method of controlling the wear of at least one of the electrodes of a plasma torch including two electrodes having the same main axis, and being separated by a chamber designed to receive a...
8502108 Method and device for creating a micro plasma jet  
A microhollow cathode discharge assembly capable of generating a low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma micro jet is disclosed. The microhollow assembly has two electrodes: an anode and a...
8471171 Cold air atmospheric pressure micro plasma jet application method and device  
A microhollow cathode discharge assembly capable of generating a low temperature, atmospheric pressure plasma micro jet is disclosed. The microhollow assembly has at two electrodes: an anode and a...