Patents by Inventor Billy Ward

Billy Ward has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070227883
    Abstract: Ion pump systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte
  • Publication number: 20070228287
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a gas field ion source assembly that includes an ion source in connection with an optical column such that an ion beam generated at the ion source travels through the optical column. The ion source includes an emitter having a width that tapers to a tip comprising a few atoms. In other aspects, the methods provide for manufacturing, maintaining and enhancing the performance of a gas field ion source including sharpening the tip of the ion source in situ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2006
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Alis Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Billy Ward, Louis Farkas, John Notte, Randall Percival
  • Publication number: 20070221843
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070210251
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070210250
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Lars Markwort, Dirk Aderhold
  • Publication number: 20070205375
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Shawn McVey, Johannes Bihr
  • Publication number: 20070194251
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Klaus Edinger, Lars Markwort, Dirk Aderhold, Ulrich Mantz
  • Publication number: 20070194226
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Lars Markwort, Dirk Aderhold
  • Publication number: 20070187621
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Ulrich Mantz, Michael Steigerwald
  • Publication number: 20070158581
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158557
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158558
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158580
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158556
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158555
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070158582
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill, Alexander Groholski, Richard Comunale
  • Publication number: 20070138388
    Abstract: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Billy Ward, John Notte, Louis Farkas, Randall Percival, Raymond Hill
  • Publication number: 20070051900
    Abstract: Ion source and method of making and sharpening. The ion source is a single crystal metal conductor having a substantially conical tip portion with substantial rotational symmetry. The tip portion terminates with a tip radius of curvature in the range of 50-100 nanometers. The ion source is made by electrochemical etching so that a conical tip of a selected geometry is formed. The ion source is then sharpened to provide a source of ions from a volume near the size of a single atom. Further, this ion source makes possible a stable and practical light ion microscope which will have higher resolution than existing scanning electron microscopes and scanning metal-ion microscopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Billy Ward
  • Publication number: 20060284092
    Abstract: Scanning Transmission Ion Microscope. The microscope includes a bright helium ion source to generate an ion beam and a focusing electrostatic optical column to focus the ion beam. A translation stage supports a sample to receive the focused ion beam and a detector responds to ions transmitted through the sample to generate a signal from which properties of the sample may be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Billy Ward
  • Publication number: 20060284091
    Abstract: Transmission ion microscope. A bright light ion source generates an ion beam that is focused on a sample by an electrostatic condenser lens means. An objective lens focuses the ion beam transmitted through the sample to form an image. A projector lens enlarges the image and a phosphor screen receives the enlarged image to generate light allowing visualization of the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Billy Ward