Patents by Inventor Michael A. Bacik

Michael A. Bacik 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: 7550122
    Abstract: A decontamination system for decontaminating an enclosure defining a chamber or region. The decontamination system includes an air bypass for introducing atmospheric air into the decontamination system and bypassing air to the atmosphere in response to system operating conditions. The air bypass allows increased airflow through the decontamination system during certain operating modes of the decontamination system (i.e., dehumidification and aeration phases), thereby reducing the amount of time needed to dehumidify and aerate the enclosure. The air bypass also facilitates the use of a high capacity dryer in the decontamination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Buczynski, Michael A. Bacik
  • Publication number: 20080279719
    Abstract: A decontamination system for decontaminating an enclosure defining a chamber or region. The decontamination system includes an air bypass for introducing atmospheric air into the decontamination system and bypassing air to the atmosphere in response to system operating conditions. The air bypass allows increased airflow through the decontamination system during certain operating modes of the decontamination system (i.e., dehumidification and aeration phases), thereby reducing the amount of time needed to dehumidify and aerate the enclosure. The air bypass also facilitates the use of a high capacity dryer in the decontamination system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Peter J. Buczynski, Michael A. Bacik
  • Publication number: 20080279722
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a portable decontamination unit. The invention also relates to a decontamination process. The decontamination unit may be ruggedized for use in hostile environments such as those that may be anticipated for military applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Michael A. Bacik, Aaron L. Hill, Peter J. Buczynski, Richard A. Weiss, Timothy W. Meilander, Paul W. Wiget, Iain F. McVey, Michael A. Centanni
  • Publication number: 20080267819
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a portable decontamination unit. The invention also relates to a decontamination process. The decontamination unit may employ a shipping container for transporting a decontaminant generator and optionally a power generator, and for functioning as a decontamination chamber. The decontamination unit may be ruggedized for use in hostile environments such as those that may be anticipated for military applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Michael A. Bacik, Michael A. Centanni
  • Publication number: 20080218047
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to a bidirectional shelf assembly which may be used in a single door or double door cabinet. The cabinet may comprise the decontamination chamber of a decontamination unit. The cabinet may comprise a sterilizer and/or washer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Peter J. Buczynski, James M. Szumigala, Joseph B. Ott, Michael A. Bacik, Michael A. Centanni
  • Publication number: 20070274878
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for vaporizing a sterilant fluid using microwave energy. A sterilant fluid is atomized to produce a spray, mist or fog of sterilant fluid. The atomized sterilant fluid is then exposed to microwave energy produced by a microwave generator. Molecules of at least one chemical component of the sterilant fluid rotate in response to exposure to the microwave energy, thereby vaporizing the sterilant fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Stanley Voyten, Michael Bacik, Peter Adams, Michael Centanni
  • Patent number: 7238330
    Abstract: A vapor decontamination system for decontaminating a defined region. The system is comprised of a chamber defining a region, and a generator for generating vaporized hydrogen peroxide from a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. A closed loop circulating system is provided for supplying the vaporized hydrogen peroxide to the region. A destroyer within the closed loop circulating system breaks down the vaporized hydrogen peroxide. A bypass conduit is provided to bypass the destroyer. A controller causes vaporized hydrogen peroxide from the generator to bypass the destroyer during a predetermined phase of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Steris Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron L. Hill, Michael A. Bacik
  • Publication number: 20050260096
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for vaporizing a sterilant fluid using microwave energy. A sterilant fluid is atomized to produce a spray, mist or fog of sterilant fluid. The atomized sterilant fluid is then exposed to microwave energy produced by a microwave generator. Molecules of at least one chemical component of the sterilant fluid rotate in response to exposure to the microwave energy, thereby vaporizing the sterilant fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Stanley Voyten, Michael Bacik, Peter Adams, Michael Centanni
  • Publication number: 20050084431
    Abstract: A vapor decontamination system for decontaminating a defined region. The system is comprised of a chamber defining a region, and a generator for generating vaporized hydrogen peroxide from a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. A closed loop circulating system is provided for supplying the vaporized hydrogen peroxide to the region. A destroyer within the closed loop circulating system breaks down the vaporized hydrogen peroxide. A bypass conduit is provided to bypass the destroyer. A controller causes vaporized hydrogen peroxide from the generator to bypass the destroyer during a predetermined phase of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Aaron Hill, Michael Bacik