Patents by Inventor John W. Lane

John W. Lane 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: 10365220
    Abstract: Raman spectra of cells, such as normal human T- and B-cells from peripheral blood or human tonsil and the corresponding transformed cells are obtained by optically trapping the cells and obtaining their Raman spectra. The trapped cells can be subjected to one, two, or more different excitation wavelengths, and each wavelength of the corresponding Raman spectra can be stored in a separate channel. In preferred embodiments, two spectra are subtracted from each other to give a difference spectrum and each channel is analyzed independently to characterize the trapped cell. Alternatively, the Raman spectrum can be subjected to Principal Component Analysis (PCA) in order to characterize the trapped cell. The trapped cell thus classified can be sorted, or further manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Chan, Thomas R. Huser, Stephen M. Lane, John C. Rutledge, Douglas S. Taylor, Theodore Zwerdling, Ronald Li
  • Patent number: 10222810
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-situ calibration of a flow controller are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of flowing a gas includes providing a flow controller configured to provide a first gas at a first value of a flow rate based on a calculated first relationship determined by using a standard gas; determining an actual first relationship between the flow rate and the setpoint for the first gas from a plurality of values of the flow rate of the first gas determined at a corresponding plurality of values of the setpoint of the flow controller, wherein each of the plurality of values of the flow rate is determined from flowing the first gas through the flow controller at corresponding ones of the plurality of values for the setpoint; and flowing the first gas at the first value of the flow rate based on the actual first relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Balarabe N. Mohammed, John W. Lane, Mariusch J. Gregor, Dan Joseph Healy
  • Patent number: 9938161
    Abstract: A monitored release solid feed system having a solid chemical feed tank, a storage tank located below the solid chemical feed tank, and an automated valve. The solid chemical feed tank is loaded with a blend of inhibitors and an indicator-chemical in a solid form. A detector measures the amount of indicator in the recirculating water and periodically compares it to a setpoint. If the value is below the setpoint, the automated valve opens allowing water to pass through the storage tank and the solid chemical feed tank thus carrying inhibitors and a proportional amount of indicator-chemical into the recirculating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Evapco, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah L. Ferrari, John W. Lane
  • Publication number: 20180024573
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-situ calibration of a flow controller are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of flowing a gas includes providing a flow controller configured to provide a first gas at a first value of a flow rate based on a calculated first relationship determined by using a standard gas; determining an actual first relationship between the flow rate and the setpoint for the first gas from a plurality of values of the flow rate of the first gas determined at a corresponding plurality of values of the setpoint of the flow controller, wherein each of the plurality of values of the flow rate is determined from flowing the first gas through the flow controller at corresponding ones of the plurality of values for the setpoint; and flowing the first gas at the first value of the flow rate based on the actual first relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: BALARABE N. MOHAMMED, JOHN W. LANE, MARIUSCH J. GREGOR, DAN JOSEPH HEALY
  • Publication number: 20180023905
    Abstract: Cooling towers and cooling tower fill configured for the cooling of process water with air by indirect heat exchange, in which the fill is configured with a first set of channels and a second set of channels, said first and second set of channels interleaved with one-another so that heat exchange occurs across material separating said channels from one-another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Davey J. Vadder, Sarah L. Ferrari, John W. Lane, Jean-Pierre Libert, Thomas W. Bugler
  • Publication number: 20180002198
    Abstract: A water savings system and method for reducing the amount of water needed for adiabatic cooling including the use of a softener and a reverse osmosis device, in which tap water, softened if necessary, is delivered to a reverse osmosis device and softened water alone, reverse osmosis reject water, or softened water combined with reverse osmosis reject water is delivered to spray nozzles for cooling, and reverse osmosis pure water is stored and used periodically to flush the coils to inhibit and/or prevent corrosion from dissolved salts and other solids in the spray water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Lane, Davey J. Vadder
  • Patent number: 9772629
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-situ calibration of a flow controller are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of flowing a gas includes providing a flow controller configured to provide a first gas at a first value of a flow rate based on a calculated first relationship determined by using a standard gas; determining an actual first relationship between the flow rate and the setpoint for the first gas from a plurality of values of the flow rate of the first gas determined at a corresponding plurality of values of the setpoint of the flow controller, wherein each of the plurality of values of the flow rate is determined from flowing the first gas through the flow controller at corresponding ones of the plurality of values for the setpoint; and flowing the first gas at the first value of the flow rate based on the actual first relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Balarabe N. Mohammed, John W. Lane, Mariusch J. Gregor, Dan Joseph Healy
  • Patent number: 9719726
    Abstract: Cooling towers and cooling tower fill configured for the cooling of process water with air by indirect heat exchange, in which the fill is configured with a first set of channels and a second set of channels, said first and second set of channels interleaved with one-another so that heat exchange occurs across material separating said channels from one-another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Evapco, Inc.
    Inventors: Davey J. Vadder, Sarah L. Ferrari, John W. Lane, Jean-Pierre Libert, Thomas W. Bugler
  • Patent number: 9644796
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for in-situ calibration of a flow controller are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of flowing a gas includes providing a flow controller configured to provide a first gas at a first value of a flow rate based on a calculated first relationship determined by using a standard gas; determining an actual first relationship between the flow rate and the setpoint for the first gas from a plurality of values of the flow rate of the first gas determined at a corresponding plurality of values of the setpoint of the flow controller, wherein each of the plurality of values of the flow rate is determined from flowing the first gas through the flow controller at corresponding ones of the plurality of values for the setpoint; and flowing the first gas at the first value of the flow rate based on the actual first relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Balarabe N. Mohammed, John W. Lane, Mariusch J. Gregor, Dan Joseph Healy
  • Publication number: 20170003078
    Abstract: Cooling towers and cooling tower fill configured for the cooling of process water with air by indirect heat exchange, in which the fill is configured with a first set of channels and a second set of channels, said first and second set of channels interleaved with one-another so that heat exchange occurs across material separating said channels from one-another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Davey J. Vadder, Sarah L. Ferrari, John W. Lane, Jean-Pierre Libert, Thomas W. Bugler
  • Patent number: 9327252
    Abstract: Apparatus and system for mixing gas comprising a first valve coupled to a first conduit controlling flow of a first gas, a second valve coupled to a second conduit controlling flow of a second gas, a controller controlling the valves, a base block with a first gas input coupled to the first conduit, a second gas input coupled to the second conduit and an output opening, a mixing chamber formed within the base block, wherein the mixing chamber is coupled to the first gas input and the second gas input to receive input gases, an inner block disposed within the mixing chamber, the inner block including a body with an inner volume and one or more perimeter holes formed through the body coupling the mixing chamber to the inner volume of the inner block; and a gas outlet configured to flow gas through the output opening of the base block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Lane, Berrin Daran, Ramachandra Murthy Gunturi, Mariusch Gregor, Bhaswan Manjunath, Prashanth Vasudeva
  • Patent number: 9211469
    Abstract: Ice skateboards, ice skateboard conversion kits, and methods for converting a skateboard to an ice skateboard are presented. An ice skateboard or an ice skateboard conversion kit may include four blades. Each blade may include an elongate sharp lower edge and an opening for pivotally mounting the blade on one of four skateboard axle ends. Eight spacer bushings each may include a bore for pivotally mounting the spacer bushing on one of the axle ends. Lengths of two of the spacer bushings may be configured to dispose at least one of the blades along a middle third of one of the axle ends when the blade is pivotally mounted to the axle end between the two spacer bushings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: John W. Lane
  • Patent number: 9200754
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to methods of controlling gas flow in etching chambers. The methods generally include splitting a single process gas supply source into multiple inputs of separate process chambers, such that each chamber processes substrates under uniform processing conditions. The method generally includes using a mass flow controller as a reference for calibrating a flow ratio controller. A span correction factor may be determined to account for the difference between the actual flow and the measured flow through the flow ratio controller. The span correction factors may be used to determine corrected set points for each channel of the flow controller using equations provided herein. Furthermore, the set points of the flow ratio controller may be made gas-independent using additional equations provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Mariusch Gregor, John W. Lane
  • Publication number: 20150182848
    Abstract: Ice skateboards, ice skateboard conversion kits, and methods for converting a skateboard to an ice skateboard are presented. An ice skateboard or an ice skateboard conversion kit may include four blades. Each blade may include an elongate sharp lower edge and an opening for pivotally mounting the blade on one of four skateboard axle ends. Eight spacer bushings each may include a bore for pivotally mounting the spacer bushing on one of the axle ends. Lengths of two of the spacer bushings may be configured to dispose at least one of the blades along a middle third of one of the axle ends when the blade is pivotally mounted to the axle end between the two spacer bushings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventor: John W. Lane
  • Publication number: 20150151982
    Abstract: A monitored release solid feed system having a solid chemical feed tank, a storage tank located below the solid chemical feed tank, and an automated valve. The solid chemical feed tank is loaded with a blend of inhibitors and an indicator-chemical in a solid form. A detector measures the amount of indicator in the recirculating water and periodically compares it to a setpoint. If the value is below the setpoint, the automated valve opens allowing water to pass through the storage tank and the solid chemical feed tank thus carrying inhibitors and a proportional amount of indicator-chemical into the recirculating system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Sarah L. Ferrari, John W. Lane
  • Patent number: 9004107
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for controlling gas flow to a semiconductor-processing chamber. The invention includes deactivating ratio setpoint feedback control in a flow ratio controller; initiating gas flow through the flow ratio controller; moving valves of the flow ratio controller to a preset position based on a stored position when an upstream pressure reaches a stored upstream pressure value, wherein the stored position and the stored upstream pressure value were stored during a prior process run; determining that steady state flow ratio controller output flows have been reached; and activating ratio setpoint feedback control in the flow ratio controller. Numerous additional features are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mariusch Gregor, John W. Lane, Michael Robert Rice, Justin Hough
  • Patent number: 8931512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivery of gas are provided herein. In some embodiments, a gas delivery system may include a premix tank having an inlet and an outlet; a plurality of gas supplies coupled to the inlet of the premix tank; a plurality of valves, each valve respectively disposed in line with a corresponding one of the plurality of gas supplies; and a conduit coupling the outlet of the premix tank to one or more gas delivery zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Cruse, Ezra Robert Gold, John W. Lane
  • Patent number: 8880210
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, methods of controlling process chambers may include predetermining a relationship between pressure in a processing volume and a position of an exhaust valve as a function of a process parameter; setting the process chamber to a first state having a first pressure in the processing volume and a first value of the process parameter, wherein the exhaust valve is set to a first position based on the predetermined relationship to produce the first pressure at the first value; determining a pressure control profile to control the pressure as the process chamber is changed to a second state having a second pressure and a second process parameter value from the first state; and applying the pressure control profile to control the pressure by varying the position of the exhaust valve while changing the process chamber to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Brian Porthouse, John W. Lane, Mariusch Gregor, Nir Merry, Michael R. Rice, Alex Minkovich, Hongbin Li, Dmitry A. Dzilno
  • Publication number: 20140269156
    Abstract: Apparatus and system for mixing gas comprising a first valve coupled to a first conduit controlling flow of a first gas, a second valve coupled to a second conduit controlling flow of a second gas, a controller controlling the valves, a base block with a first gas input coupled to the first conduit, a second gas input coupled to the second conduit and an output opening, a mixing chamber formed within the base block, wherein the mixing chamber is coupled to the first gas input and the second gas input to receive input gases, an inner block disposed within the mixing chamber, the inner block including a body with an inner volume and one or more perimeter holes formed through the body coupling the mixing chamber to the inner volume of the inner block; and a gas outlet configured to flow gas through the output opening of the base block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: JOHN W. LANE, BERRIN DARAN, RAMACHANDRA MURTHY GUNTURI, MARIUSCH GREGOR, BHASWAN MANJUNATH, PRASHANTH VASUDEVA
  • Publication number: 20140217038
    Abstract: A chemical feed method and apparatus that uses the solubility limit of a specific chemical to provide a measured dose. The invention includes a container of a specific volume into which a solid chemical is placed and held. The chemical dissolves until it approaches its solubility limit. When the system requires a dose of chemical, the container is flushed and a controlled dose of the chemical is fed in to the system. The invention can be combined with kinetic dissolution to allow a larger dose from a given feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Evapco, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. LANE, Sarah L. FERRARI