Patents by Inventor Kenneth A. Collins

Kenneth A. Collins 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: 20210296131
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. For example, a method for processing a substrate includes applying at least one of low frequency RF power or DC power to an upper electrode formed from a high secondary electron emission coefficient material disposed adjacent to a process volume; generating a plasma comprising ions in the process volume; bombarding the upper electrode with the ions to cause the upper electrode to emit electrons and form an electron beam; and applying a bias power comprising at least one of low frequency RF power or high frequency RF power to a lower electrode disposed in the process volume to accelerate electrons of the electron beam toward the lower electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang, Kenneth Collins, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Monroy, Yue Guo
  • Publication number: 20210287907
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. For example, a method for processing a substrate includes applying at least one of low frequency RF power or DC power to an upper electrode formed from a high secondary electron emission coefficient material disposed adjacent to a process volume; generating a plasma comprising ions in the process volume; bombarding the upper electrode with the ions to cause the upper electrode to emit electrons and form an electron beam; and applying a bias power comprising at least one of low frequency RF power or high frequency RF power to a lower electrode disposed in the process volume to accelerate electrons of the electron beam toward the lower electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang, Kenneth Collins, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Monroy, Yue Guo
  • Patent number: 11043387
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. For example, a method for processing a substrate includes applying at least one of low frequency RF power or DC power to an upper electrode formed from a high secondary electron emission coefficient material disposed adjacent to a process volume; generating a plasma comprising ions in the process volume; bombarding the upper electrode with the ions to cause the upper electrode to emit electrons and form an electron beam; and applying a bias power comprising at least one of low frequency RF power or high frequency RF power to a lower electrode disposed in the process volume to accelerate electrons of the electron beam toward the lower electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang, Kenneth Collins, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Monroy, Yue Guo
  • Publication number: 20210134599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided herein. For example, a method for processing a substrate includes applying at least one of low frequency RF power or DC power to an upper electrode formed from a high secondary electron emission coefficient material disposed adjacent to a process volume; generating a plasma comprising ions in the process volume; bombarding the upper electrode with the ions to cause the upper electrode to emit electrons and form an electron beam; and applying a bias power comprising at least one of low frequency RF power or high frequency RF power to a lower electrode disposed in the process volume to accelerate electrons of the electron beam toward the lower electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kartik Ramaswamy, Yang Yang, Kenneth Collins, Steven Lane, Gonzalo Monroy, Yue Guo
  • Publication number: 20200129829
    Abstract: A kit for a batting tee includes a ball holder including a first prong and a second prong, the first prong at a first distal end of the ball holder and including a first recess, the second prong at the first distal end of the ball holder and including a second recess. The ball holder further includes a holder connector disposed at a second distal end of the ball holder, the second distal end of the ball holder opposing the first distal end of the ball holder, the first prong and the second prong extending from the holder connector in a planar fashion with each other. The kit includes a shaft including a first distal end to be attached to the holder connector, and a base including a top surface, the top surface including a mount to which a second distal end of the shaft is to be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge
  • Patent number: 10583343
    Abstract: A kit for a batting tee includes a ball holder including a first prong and a second prong, the first prong at a first distal end of the ball holder and including a first recess, the second prong at the first distal end of the ball holder and including a second recess. The ball holder further includes a holder connector disposed at a second distal end of the ball holder, the second distal end of the ball holder opposing the first distal end of the ball holder, the first prong and the second prong extending from the holder connector in a planar fashion with each other. The kit includes a shaft including a first distal end to be attached to the holder connector, and a base including a top surface, the top surface including a mount to which a second distal end of the shaft is to be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Launch Angle Tee, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge
  • Publication number: 20190352589
    Abstract: An automated cell culture system includes a cell culture reactor including a housing; a fluidic circuit for cell culture media, the fluidic circuit disposed in an interior of the housing. The fluidic circuit includes a culture vessel for culturing cells in the cell culture media, a reservoir for the cell culture media, the reservoir fluidically connected to the culture vessel, and a pump configured to pump the cell culture media in the fluidic circuit. The automated cell culture system includes one or more sensors disposed in the interior of the housing, each sensor configured to detect a parameter of one or more of (1) the cell culture media in the fluidic circuit and (2) an environment in the interior of the housing; and a computing device configured to automatically control operation of the cell culture reactor based on one or more of the detected parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jie Jing, Kenneth A. Collins, Fang Yuan, Zhonghua Zhang, Lawrence St. George, Jeffery J. Driscoll, Weijia Tan, Hao Cai, Dongping Lin, Jian Cheng
  • Publication number: 20190168093
    Abstract: A kit for a batting tee includes a ball holder including a first prong and a second prong, the first prong at a first distal end of the ball holder and including a first recess, the second prong at the first distal end of the ball holder and including a second recess. The ball holder further includes a holder connector disposed at a second distal end of the ball holder, the second distal end of the ball holder opposing the first distal end of the ball holder, the first prong and the second prong extending from the holder connector in a planar fashion with each other. The kit includes a shaft including a first distal end to be attached to the holder connector, and a base including a top surface, the top surface including a mount to which a second distal end of the shaft is to be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge
  • Publication number: 20170216089
    Abstract: An externally-applied heat exchange pad has three layers laminated together, an inner and outer non-conductive layer and a middle conductive layer. A leak in the inner layer causes coolant to contact the middle layer and change impedance, which can be sensed and used as an indication of an impending total leak of the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Stelica Stelea, David Searl Kimball, Lynn Miyeko Shimada, Kenneth A. Collins
  • Patent number: 9676533
    Abstract: A tamper-evident package includes a flexible web having first and second opposed surfaces, and a tamper-evident layer on at least the first surface. The tamper-evident layer defines a blank space on the web, and includes a first pattern of protected areas and a second pattern of tamper-evident areas. A first semi-rigid outer layer is attached to the first tamper-evident layer so as to adhere only to the tamper-evident areas on the tamper-evident layer, the first semi-rigid outer layer including a transparent portion aligned with the blank space. A second semi-rigid outer layer is attached to the second surface of the web. The blank space may be removed to form a hole in the web, and the second outer layer may include a transparent portion aligned with the hole. A second tamper-evident layer may optionally be provided on the second surface of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ADCRAFT PRODUCTS CO. INC.
    Inventors: Keith Mottram, Kenneth Collins
  • Publication number: 20170112662
    Abstract: An intravenous heat exchange catheter and/or an external cooling pad/bladder can be used to maintain hypothermia in, e.g., a cardiac arrest patient, but to accelerate the cooling process the patient first can be infused with cold saline before the opportunity arises to connect the catheter or pad to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Collins, William J. Worthen
  • Patent number: 9615966
    Abstract: An externally-applied heat exchange pad has three layers laminated together, an inner and outer non-conductive layer and a middle conductive layer. A leak in the inner layer causes coolant to contact the middle layer and change impedance, which can be sensed and used as an indication of an impending total leak of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC.
    Inventors: Stelica Stelea, David Searl Kimball, Lynn Miyeko Shimada, Kenneth A. Collins, Grant Palmer
  • Patent number: 9522080
    Abstract: An intravenous heat exchange catheter and/or an external cooling pad/bladder can be used to maintain hypothermia in, e.g., a cardiac arrest patient, but to accelerate the cooling process the patient first can be infused with cold saline before the opportunity arises to connect the catheter or pad to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ZOLL CIRCULATION, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth A. Collins, William J. Worthen
  • Publication number: 20160280442
    Abstract: A tamper-evident package includes a flexible web having first and second opposed surfaces, and a tamper-evident layer on at least the first surface. The tamper-evident layer defines a blank space on the web, and includes a first pattern of protected areas and a second pattern of tamper-evident areas. A first semi-rigid outer layer is attached to the first tamper-evident layer so as to adhere only to the tamper-evident areas on the tamper-evident layer, the first semi-rigid outer layer including a transparent portion aligned with the blank space. A second semi-rigid outer layer is attached to the second surface of the web. The blank space may be removed to form a hole in the web, and the second outer layer may include a transparent portion aligned with the hole. A second tamper-evident layer may optionally be provided on the second surface of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: Adcraft Products Co. Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Mottram, Kenneth Collins
  • Publication number: 20160022483
    Abstract: A method for exchanging heat with a patient's spinal column incident to spinal surgery or to relieve a patient for a hypoxia condition of the spine. A closed loop heat exchange catheter is percutaneously advanced into the retroperitoneal space of the patient or into the vasculature, and then heat exchange fluid is circulated through the catheter to cool the spinal column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Collins
  • Patent number: 9180042
    Abstract: A method for exchanging heat with a patient's spinal column incident to spinal surgery or to relieve a patient for a hypoxia condition of the spine. A closed loop heat exchange catheter is percutaneously advanced into the retroperitoneal space of the patient or into the vasculature, and then heat exchange fluid is circulated through the catheter to cool the spinal column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth A. Collins
  • Patent number: 8696723
    Abstract: An externally-applied heat exchange pad has three layers laminated together, an inner and outer non-conductive layer and a middle conductive layer. A leak in the inner layer causes coolant to contact the middle layer and change impedance, which can be sensed and used as an indication of an impending total leak of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Zoll Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Stelica Stelea, David Searl Kimball, Lynn Miyeko Shimada, Kenneth A. Collins, Grant Palmer
  • Publication number: 20130240144
    Abstract: A plasma processing apparatus and method to control a temperature of a chamber component therein. A process chamber may include a temperature controlled chamber component and at least one remote heat transfer fluid loop comprising a first heat exchanger having a primary side in fluid communication with a heat sink or heat source, and a local heat transfer fluid loop placing the chamber component in fluid communication with a secondary side of the first heat exchanger. The local loop may be of significantly smaller fluid volume than the remote loop(s) and circulated to provide thermal load of uniform temperature. Temperature control of heat transfer fluid in the local loop and temperature control of the chamber component may be implemented with a cascaded control algorithm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Buchberger, Shane Nevil, Kartik Ramaswamy, Kenneth Collins, Richard Fovell
  • Patent number: 8398814
    Abstract: A tunable gas flow equalizer is described. In an embodiment, the tunable flow equalizer includes a gas flow equalizer plate having primary opening and a secondary opening. The primary opening may surround a substrate support, and the secondary opening may be configured with a tuner. In an embodiment, the substrate support may be vertically adjustable with respect to the gas flow equalizer plate. The flow uniformity may be fine tuned by adjusting a tuner configured with a secondary opening in the gas flow equalizer plate and/or by adjusting the height of a vertically positionable substrate support plate having an inwardly tapered skirt 528 with respect to the gas flow equalizer plate 520.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Balakrishna, Jason Andrew Kenney, Andrew Nguyen, Kenneth Collins
  • Patent number: D870219
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Launch Angle Tee, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles James Pippitt, William Brent Wright, Kenneth Collins Judge