Patents by Inventor Glenn M. Tom

Glenn M. Tom 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).

  • Patent number: 10494250
    Abstract: A liner-based pressure dispensing container includes a connector-mounted probe arranged to seat a dip tube against an inner surface of a liner fitment for sealing utility. A dip tube and probe may include increased and/or matched flow area. A reverse flow prevention element can be arranged proximate to a liquid extraction opening to inhibit reverse flow of liquid from a dip tube into a container. A liner-less container may include a reduce diameter lower portion arranged to receive a dip tube, with at least one associated sensor to sense a condition indicative of depletion of liquid from the lower portion. A shipping cap can be included for removing headspace gas from the liner. In one embodiment, the shipping cap is suitable for direct connection to a dispensing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom, Amy Koland, Dale Gene Mowrey, Bruce Musolf
  • Patent number: 10495259
    Abstract: A fluid supply system adapted for vacuum and pressure cycling of fluid, including a transfer vessel adapted to supply a process canister with fluid drawn from a bulk canister under a vacuum, wherein delivery of fluid from the transfer vessel to the process canister is accomplished with positive pressure. A method is also disclosed of delivering fluid, including drawing fluid under vacuum from a bulk canister and pressurizing the transfer vessel to effect dispensing of the fluid into a process canister for delivery to a location of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Glenn M. Tom, Donald D. Ware, Richard D. Chism, Jordan Hodges, Mitchell W. McFeron
  • Publication number: 20190105598
    Abstract: A method of purifying a target fluid containing one or more impurities, the method includes providing the target fluid to a vessel having an adsorbent material located therein, where the absorbent material is a metal organic framework (MOF) or a porous organic polymer (POP), preferentially adsorbing either the target fluid or at least one of the one or more impurities on the adsorbent material, and venting the target fluid from the vessel if the impurities are preferentially adsorbed on the adsorbent material or venting the one or more impurities from the vessel if the target fluid is preferentially adsorbed on the adsorbent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jose ARNO, Mitchell Hugh WESTON, Glenn M. TOM, Omar K. FARHA
  • Publication number: 20190091620
    Abstract: A method of adsorbing a highly reactive gas onto an adsorbent material comprising adsorbing the highly reactive gas to the adsorbent material. The absorbent material comprises at least one Lewis basic functional group, or pores of a size to hold a single molecule of the highly reactive gas, or inert moieties which are provided to the adsorbent material at the same time at the same time as the highly reactive gas, prior to adsorbing the highly reactive gas or after adsorbing the highly reactive gas, or the highly reactive gas reacts with moieties of the adsorbent material resulting in passivation of the adsorbent material. A rate of decomposition of the adsorbed highly reactive gas is lower than a rate of decomposition for the neat gas at equal volumetric loadings and equal temperatures for both the adsorbed highly reactive gas and the neat gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Glenn M. TOM, Paul Wai-Man SIU, Jose ARNO, Omar K. FARHA, Ross VERPLOEGH
  • Publication number: 20190078696
    Abstract: Fluid supply packages of varying types are described, which are useful for delivery of fluids to fluid-utilizing facilities such as semiconductor manufacturing facilities, solar panel manufacturing facilities, and flat-panel display manufacturing facilities. The fluid supply packages include fluid supply vessels and valve heads of varied configuration, as useful to constitute fluid supply packages that are pressure-regulated and/or adsorbent-based in character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Glenn M. Tom, Karl W. Olander, James A. Dietz, Michael J. Wodjenski, Edward A. Sturm, Susan K. Dimascio, Luping Wang, James V. McManus, Steven M. Lurcott, Jose I. Amo, Paul J. Marganski, Joseph D. Sweeney, Shaun M. Wilson, Steven E. Bishop, Greg Nelson, Donald J. Carruthers, Sharad N. Yedave, Ying Tang, Joseph Despres, Barry Chambers, Richard Ray, Daniel Elzer
  • Publication number: 20180237285
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for a pressure dispense package includes a connector having separate and distinct liquid and extraction conduits, and having a pressurization gas conduit. A liner fitment adapter may include a longitudinal bore to receive a probe portion of a connector defining a liquid extraction conduit, and may include a lateral bore to enable removal of gas. Insertion of a connector into a dispensing assembly simultaneously makes fluidic connections between (a) a gas extraction conduit and a dispensing volume; (b) a liquid extraction conduit and the dispensing volume, and (c) a pressurization gas conduit and a space to be pressurized within a pressure dispense vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Glenn M. TOM, Joseph Patrick MENNING, Matthew KUSZ, Amy KOLAND, Donald D. WARE, Richard D. CHISM
  • Publication number: 20180029865
    Abstract: A liner-based pressure dispensing container includes a connector-mounted probe arranged to seat a dip tube against an inner surface of a liner fitment for sealing utility. A dip tube and probe may include increased and/or matched flow area. A reverse flow prevention element can be arranged proximate to a liquid extraction opening to inhibit reverse flow of liquid from a dip tube into a container. A liner-less container may include a reduce diameter lower portion arranged to receive a dip tube, with at least one associated sensor to sense a condition indicative of depletion of liquid from the lower portion. A shipping cap can be included for removing headspace gas from the liner. In one embodiment, the shipping cap is suitable for direct connection to a dispensing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom, Amy Koland, Dale Gene Mowrey, Bruce Musolf
  • Patent number: 9802808
    Abstract: Fluid storage and dispensing systems and processes involving various structures methods for fluid storage and dispensing, including, pre-connect verification couplings that are usefully employed with fluid storage and dispensing packages to ensure proper coupling and avoid fluid contamination issues, empty detect systems (e.g., monitoring pressure of dispensed liquid medium to detect pressure droop conditions) useable with fluid storage and dispensing packages incorporating liners that are pressure-compressed in the fluid dispensing operation, ergonomically enhanced structures for facilitating removal of a dispense connector from a capped vessel, cap integrity assurance systems for preventing misuse of vessel caps, and keycoding systems for ensuring coupling of proper dispense assemblies and vessels. Fluid storage and dispensing systems achieve zero or near-zero headspace character, and prevent or ameliorate solubilization effects in liquid dispensing from liners in overpack vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Glenn M. Tom
  • Patent number: 9802749
    Abstract: Fluid supply systems for storage and dispensing of chemical reagents and compositions, e.g., high purity liquid reagents and chemical mechanical polishing compositions used to manufacture microelectronic device products, having capability for detection of an empty or near-empty condition when the contained liquid is at or approaching depletion during dispensing operation. Fluid delivery systems employing empty detect arrangements are described, including pressure transducer monitoring of dispensed material intermediate the supply package and a servo-hydraulic dispense pump, or monitoring of dispenser chamber replenishment times in a dispenser being replenished on a cyclic schedule to flow material from the dispenser to a downstream tool utilizing the dispensed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Minna Hovinen, John R. Kingery, Glenn M. Tom, Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Kirk Mikkelsen, Donald D. Ware, Peter C. Van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 9802807
    Abstract: A liner-based pressure dispensing container includes a connector-mounted probe arranged to seat a dip tube against an inner surface of a liner fitment for sealing utility. A dip tube and probe may include increased and/or matched flow area. A reverse flow prevention element can be arranged proximate to a liquid extraction opening to inhibit reverse flow of liquid from a dip tube into a container. A liner-less container may include a reduce diameter lower portion arranged to receive a dip tube, with at least one associated sensor to sense a condition indicative of depletion of liquid from the lower portion. A shipping cap can be included for removing headspace gas from the liner. In one embodiment, the shipping cap is suitable for direct connection to a dispensing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom, Amy Koland, Dale Gene Mowrey, Bruce Musolf
  • Patent number: 9695985
    Abstract: A fluid supply system adapted for vacuum and pressure cycling of fluid, including a transfer vessel adapted to supply a process canister with fluid drawn from a bulk canister under a vacuum, wherein delivery of fluid from the transfer vessel to the process canister is accomplished with positive pressure. A method is also disclosed of delivering fluid, including drawing fluid under vacuum from a bulk canister and pressurizing the transfer vessel to effect dispensing of the fluid into a process canister for delivery to a location of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Hodges, Richard D. Chism, Mitchell W. McFeron, Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom
  • Publication number: 20160229679
    Abstract: A liner-based pressure dispensing container includes a connector-mounted probe arranged to seat a dip tube against an inner surface of a liner fitment for sealing utility. A dip tube and probe may include increased and/or matched flow area. A reverse flow prevention element can be arranged proximate to a liquid extraction opening to inhibit reverse flow of liquid from a dip tube into a container. A liner-less container may include a reduce diameter lower portion arranged to receive a dip tube, with at least one associated sensor to sense a condition indicative of depletion of liquid from the lower portion. A shipping cap can be included for removing headspace gas from the liner. In one embodiment, the shipping cap is suitable for direct connection to a dispensing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Donald D. WARE, Glenn M. TOM, Amy KOLAND, Dale Gene MOWREY, Bruce MUSOLF
  • Publication number: 20160107877
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system for delivering a gas free chemical. The fluid dispensing system includes a gas separation device that separates a liquid from bubbles entrained in the liquid and accumulating the gas from the bubbles in a reservoir. A level sensor detects if the liquid in the reservoir drops too low, triggering the gas separation device to vent the gas from the reservoir. An empty detect apparatus that detects pressure droop of the liquid may also be implemented for taking appropriate action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Glenn M. TOM, Joseph Patrick MENNING, Matthew KUSZ, Amy KOLAND, Donald D. WARE, Richard D. CHISM
  • Publication number: 20160039659
    Abstract: Systems are described for delivery of a wide variety of materials in which liquid and gas or vapor states are concurrently present, from a package preferably including a fluid-containing collapsible liner. Headspace gas is removed from a pressure dispensing package prior to liquid dispensation therefrom, and ingress gas is removed thereafter during dispensation operation. At least one sensor senses presence of gas or a gas-liquid interface in a reservoir or gas-liquid separation region. A gas removal system including an integral reservoir, at least one sensor, and at least one flow control elements may be included within a connector adapted to mate with a pressure dispensing package, for highly efficient removal of gas from the liquid being dispensed from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Donald D. WARE, Glenn M. TOM, Paul DATHE, Amy KOLAND, Jason GEROLD, Kirk MIKKELSEN, Kevin T. O'DOUGHERTY, Michael A. CISEWSKI
  • Publication number: 20150360929
    Abstract: Fluid storage and dispensing systems and processes involving various structures methods for fluid storage and dispensing, including, pre-connect verification couplings that are usefully employed with fluid storage and dispensing packages to ensure proper coupling and avoid fluid contamination issues, empty detect systems (e.g., monitoring pressure of dispensed liquid medium to detect pressure droop conditions) useable with fluid storage and dispensing packages incorporating liners that are pressure-compressed in the fluid dispensing operation, ergonomically enhanced structures for facilitating removal of a dispense connector from a capped vessel, cap integrity assurance systems for preventing misuse of vessel caps, and keycoding systems for ensuring coupling of proper dispense assemblies and vessels. Fluid storage and dispensing systems achieve zero or near-zero headspace character, and prevent or ameliorate solubilization effects in liquid dispensing from liners in overpack vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin T. O'DOUGHERTY, Glenn M. TOM
  • Publication number: 20150328819
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in one embodiment, relates to a liner-based assembly having an overpack and a liner disposed within the overpack. The liner may be formed by blow molding a liner preform within the overpack to form a blow molded liner substantially conforming to the interior of the overpack and generally forming an interface with an interior of the overpack. The present disclosure, in another embodiment, relates to a liner-based assembly including a blow-molded overpack comprised of polyethylene terephthalate, a blow-molded liner disposed within the overpack, the liner comprised of a polymer material, wherein the overpack and liner have a combined wall thickness of about 0.3 mm or less, and a base cup configured to at least partially surround an exterior of the overpack. In some embodiments, the liner has a volume of up to about 4.7 liters and an empty weight of between about 260-265 grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn M. TOM, Greg NELSON, Wei LIU, Amy KOLAND, Donald D. WARE, Alfredo D. BOTET, Jordon H. HODGES, Eric J. BRUNELLA, Chantel ORTEGA, Daniel J. DURHAM, Tracy M. MOMANY, Thomas J. Carros
  • Publication number: 20150298891
    Abstract: Fluid supply systems for storage and dispensing of chemical reagents and compositions, e.g., high purity liquid reagents and chemical mechanical polishing compositions used to manufacture microelectronic device products, having capability for detection of an empty or near-empty condition when the contained liquid is at or approaching depletion during dispensing operation. Fluid delivery systems employing empty detect arrangements are described, including pressure transducer monitoring of dispensed material intermediate the supply package and a servo-hydraulic dispense pump, or monitoring of dispenser chamber replenishment times in a dispenser being replenished on a cyclic schedule to flow material from the dispenser to a downstream tool utilizing the dispensed material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Minna HOVINEN, John R. KINGERY, Glenn M. TOM, Kevin T. O'DOUGHERTY, Kirk MIKKELSEN, Donald D. WARE, Peter C. VAN BUSKIRK
  • Publication number: 20150284236
    Abstract: Fluid storage and dispensing systems and processes involving various structures methods for fluid storage and dispensing, including, pre-connect verification couplings that are usefully employed with fluid storage and dispensing packages to ensure proper coupling and avoid fluid contamination issues, empty detect systems (e.g., monitoring pressure of dispensed liquid medium to detect pressure droop conditions) useable with fluid storage and dispensing packages incorporating liners that are pressure-compressed in the fluid dispensing operation, ergonomically enhanced structures for facilitating removal of a dispense connector from a capped vessel, cap integrity assurance systems for preventing misuse of vessel caps, and keycoding systems for ensuring coupling of proper dispense assemblies and vessels. Fluid storage and dispensing systems achieve zero or near-zero headspace character, and prevent or ameliorate solubilization effects in liquid dispensing from liners in overpack vessels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin T. O'DOUGHERTY, Glenn M. TOM
  • Patent number: 9120616
    Abstract: Systems are described for delivery of a wide variety of materials in which liquid and gas or vapor states are concurrently present, from a package preferably including a fluid-containing collapsible liner. Headspace gas is removed from a pressure dispensing package prior to liquid dispensation therefrom, and ingress gas is removed thereafter during dispensation operation. At least one sensor senses presence of gas or a gas-liquid interface in a reservoir or gas-liquid separation region. A gas removal system including an integral reservoir, at least one sensor, and at least one flow control elements may be included within a connector adapted to mate with a pressure dispensing package, for highly efficient removal of gas from the liquid being dispensed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Ware, Glenn M. Tom, Paul Dathe, Amy Koland, Jason Gerold, Kirk Mikkelsen, Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Michael A. Cisewski
  • Patent number: 9079758
    Abstract: Fluid storage and dispensing systems and processes involving various structures methods for fluid storage and dispensing, including, pre-connect verification couplings that are usefully employed with fluid storage and dispensing packages to ensure proper coupling and avoid fluid contamination issues, empty detect systems (e.g., monitoring pressure of dispensed liquid medium to detect pressure droop conditions) useable with fluid storage and dispensing packages incorporating liners that are pressure-compressed in the fluid dispensing operation, ergonomically enhanced structures for facilitating removal of a dispense connector from a capped vessel, cap integrity assurance systems for preventing misuse of vessel caps, and keycoding systems for ensuring coupling of proper dispense assemblies and vessels. Fluid storage and dispensing systems achieve zero or near-zero headspace character, and prevent or ameliorate solubilization effects in liquid dispensing from liners in overpack vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. O'Dougherty, Glenn M. Tom