Patents by Inventor Kevin McKean

Kevin McKean 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: 20070124596
    Abstract: The present invention generally describes a system and process for the integration of a gas supply system and a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Henri Chevrel, Vinod Raghavan, Kevin McKean, Anthony Hudson
  • Patent number: 5520320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wave soldering process wherein an inert gas atmosphere is injected inside the wave soldering machine, the inert gas atmosphere having a temperature which might be controlled. Particularly, the atmosphere can be heated at the same or different temperatures before injection, for example in the preheating zones, in the machine. The atmosphere can also be cooled (or injected at ambient temperature) e.g. in the cooling zone. Various atmospheres can be used (similar or different from one zone to another). Also, maintaining the atmosphere under forced laminer flow conditions improves the quality of the solder joints. The thermal efficiency of the heat transfer between the atmosphere and the printed circuit boards is thus greatly enhanced, which means less solder defects, higher components density and decrease of energy consumption and inert gas flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignees: Air Liquide America Corporation, L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Kevin McKean, Frederic Rotman, Robert W. Connors