Patents by Inventor Robert O'Donnell

Robert O'Donnell 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: 9480725
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising the component of fermented wheat germ extract (“FWGE”) active in reducing, inhibiting or preventing the proliferation of cancer cells and/or tumors, and methods of making and using such compositions. The active component from FWGE comprises polypeptides having a molecular weight in the range of about 5-100 kiloDaltons (kD), for example, a molecular weight in the range of about 12-50 kD. Exemplary polypeptides from FWGE determined to be active in reducing, inhibiting or preventing the proliferation of cancer cells and/or tumors are listed in Table 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Joseph Tuscano, Derick Lau, Robert O'Donnell, Yunpeng Ma
  • Publication number: 20140248278
    Abstract: This invention provides methods for preventing, reducing, delaying or inhibiting the proliferation and/or growth and/or metastasis of lung cancers and prostate cancer that express or overexpress CD22 by contacting the lung cancer cell or prostate cancer cell with an antigen binding molecule that binds to CD22 expressed on the surface of the cancer cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Joseph Tuscano, Robert O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8637408
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for efficiently reclaiming solvents used to clean surfaces of semiconductor wafers, etc. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that utilizes condensing mechanisms to reclaim evaporated solvent components. In these embodiments, the condensing can occur within a proximity head itself and/or along a vacuum line running from the proximity head to a vacuum tank. Other embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that prevents the evaporation of solvents at the onset by maintaining appropriate equilibrium gas phase concentrations between the liquid chemistries and gases used to process wafer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Robert O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8623152
    Abstract: A substrate is moved in a linear direction simultaneously between a processing face of an upper proximity head and a processing face of a lower proximity head. As the substrate is moved, a first meniscus of processing liquid is generated between the processing face of the upper proximity head and a top surface of the substrate, and a second meniscus of processing liquid is generated between the processing face of the lower proximity head and a bottom surface of the substrate. The first meniscus has a meniscus protrusion extending in the linear direction in which the substrate is moved and positioned on a trailing side of the first meniscus relative to the linear direction in which the substrate is moved. The meniscus protrusion is centered on the substrate relative to a diameter of the substrate as measured perpendicular to the linear direction in which the substrate is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Mike Ravkin, John de Larios
  • Patent number: 8534303
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting a substrate during processing by a meniscus fowled by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening. Means for reducing a size and frequency of entrance and/or exit marks on substrates is provided, the means aiding and encouraging liquid from the meniscus to evacuate the gap. A method for reducing the size and frequency of entrance and exit marks is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Eric Lenz, Mark Wilcoxson, Mike Ravkin, Alexander A. Yatskar
  • Publication number: 20130061879
    Abstract: A substrate is placed on a plurality of support pins within an opening of a carrier, such that a gap exists between the radial perimeter of the substrate and the carrier. The substrate and carrier are passed in a linear direction through a meniscus generated between respective faces of upper and lower proximity heads. Each of the upper and lower proximity heads includes a plurality of meniscus nozzles configured to supply liquid to the meniscus. A plurality of vacuum ports are formed on the respective face of each of the upper and lower proximity heads and are arranged to completely surround the plurality of meniscus nozzles. Liquid of the meniscus is evacuated from the gap between the radial perimeter of the substrate and the carrier so as to reduce a size and a frequency of at least one of entrance or exit marks on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, John de Larios, Mike Ravkin
  • Publication number: 20130025633
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for efficiently reclaiming solvents used to clean surfaces of semiconductor wafers, etc. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that utilizes condensing mechanisms to reclaim evaporated solvent components. In these embodiments, the condensing can occur within a proximity head itself and/or along a vacuum line running from the proximity head to a vacuum tank. Other embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that prevents the evaporation of solvents at the onset by maintaining appropriate equilibrium gas phase concentrations between the liquid chemistries and gases used to process wafer surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Robert O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 8317932
    Abstract: A substrate is placed on a plurality of support pins within an opening of a carrier, such that a gap exists between the radial perimeter of the substrate and the carrier. The substrate and carrier are passed in a linear direction through a meniscus generated between respective faces of upper and lower proximity heads. Each of the upper and lower proximity heads includes a plurality of meniscus nozzles configured to supply liquid to the meniscus. A plurality of vacuum ports are formed on the respective face of each of the upper and lower proximity heads and are arranged to completely surround the plurality of meniscus nozzles. Liquid of the meniscus is evacuated from the gap between the radial perimeter of the substrate and the carrier so as to reduce a size and a frequency of at least one of entrance or exit marks on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, John de Larios, Mike Ravkin
  • Patent number: 8313582
    Abstract: A system and method of forming and using a proximity head. The proximity head includes a head surface including a first zone, a second zone and an inner return zone. The first zone including a first flat surface region and multiple first discrete holes connected to a corresponding first conduit and arranged in a first row. The second zone including a second flat region and multiple second discrete holes connected to a corresponding second conduit. The inner return zone being disposed between and adjacent to the first zone and the second zone and including multiple inner return discrete holes connected to a corresponding inner return conduit and arranged in an inner return row. The first row and the inner return row are parallel. A portion of an edge of each of the inner return discrete holes is recessed into the head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Cheng-Yu (Sean) Lin, Arnold Kholodenko
  • Patent number: 8309470
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for efficiently reclaiming solvents used to clean surfaces of semiconductor wafers, etc. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that utilizes condensing mechanisms to reclaim evaporated solvent components. In these embodiments, the condensing can occur within a proximity head itself and/or along a vacuum line running from the proximity head to a vacuum tank. Other embodiments of the present invention provide an in-situ reclaim approach that prevents the evaporation of solvents at the onset by maintaining appropriate equilibrium gas phase concentrations between the liquid chemistries and gases used to process wafer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Robert O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20120284205
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for allocating assets among a plurality of investments to guarantee a predetermined value at the end of a predetermined time period. A computer program controls the allocation of assets in the investment vehicle, which allows the investor to initially invest one hundred percent of the initial deposit in non-secure, high risk investments. At the end of the each trading day, the computer program determines if assets should be reallocated from the non-secure investments to the secure investments, from the secure investments to the non-secure investments, or if no reallocation is necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: The Prudential Insurance Company of America
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert O'Donnell, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Tim Paris, Robert Leach, Jacob Herchler, Mike Morell, Fiona Jackman-Ward
  • Patent number: 8224728
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for allocating assets among a plurality of investments to guarantee a predetermined value at the end of a predetermined time period. A computer program controls the allocation of assets in the investment vehicle, which allows the investor to initially invest one hundred percent of the initial deposit in non-secure, high risk investments. At the end of the each trading day, the computer program determines if assets should be reallocated from the non-secure investments to the secure investments, from the secure investments to the non-secure investments, or if no reallocation is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Prudential Insurance Company of America
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert O'Donnell, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Tim Paris, Robert Leach, Jacob Herschler, Mike Morell, Fiona Jackman-Ward
  • Publication number: 20120138098
    Abstract: A system and method of forming and using a proximity head. The proximity head includes a head surface including a first zone, a second zone and an inner return zone. The first zone including a first flat surface region and multiple first discrete holes connected to a corresponding first conduit and arranged in a first row. The second zone including a second flat region and multiple second discrete holes connected to a corresponding second conduit. The inner return zone being disposed between and adjacent to the first zone and the second zone and including multiple inner return discrete holes connected to a corresponding inner return conduit and arranged in an inner return row. The first row and the inner return row are parallel. A portion of an edge of each of the inner return discrete holes is recessed into the head surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Cheng-Yu (Sean) Lin, Arnold Kholodenko
  • Publication number: 20120121612
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising the component of fermented wheat germ extract (“FWGE”) active in reducing, inhibiting or preventing the proliferation of cancer cells and/or tumors, and methods of making and using such compositions. The active component from FWGE comprises polypeptides having a molecular weight in the range of about 5-100 kiloDaltons (kD), for example, a molecular weight in the range of about 12-50 kD. Exemplary polypeptides from FWGE determined to be active in reducing, inhibiting or preventing the proliferation of cancer cells and/or tumors are listed in Table 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicants: UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AS THE REPRESENTED BY THE, REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Joseph Tuscano, Derick Lau, Robert O'Donnell, Yunpeng Ma
  • Publication number: 20120079698
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting a substrate during processing by a meniscus fowled by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening Means for reducing a size and frequency of entrance and/or exit marks on substrates is provided, the means aiding and encouraging liquid from the meniscus to evacuate the gap. A method for reducing the size and frequency of entrance and exit marks is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Eric Lenz, Mark Wilcoxson, Mike Ravkin, Alexander A. Yatskar
  • Patent number: 8141566
    Abstract: A system and method of forming and using a proximity head. The proximity head includes a head surface including a first zone, a second zone and an inner return zone. The first zone including a first flat surface region and multiple first discrete holes connected to a corresponding first conduit and arranged in a first row. The second zone including a second flat region and multiple second discrete holes connected to a corresponding second conduit. The inner return zone being disposed between and adjacent to the first zone and the second zone and including multiple inner return discrete hole connected to a corresponding inner return conduit and arranged in an inner return row. The first row and the inner return row are parallel. A portion of an edge of each of the inner return discrete holes is recessed into the head surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Cheng-Yu (Sean) Lin, Arnold Kholodenko
  • Patent number: 8105441
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting a substrate during processing by a meniscus formed by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening. Means for reducing a size and frequency of entrance and/or exit marks on substrates is provided, the means aiding and encouraging liquid from the meniscus to evacuate the gap. A method for reducing the size and frequency of entrance and exit marks is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Eric Lenz, Mark Wilcoxson, Mike Ravkin, Alexander A. Yatskar
  • Publication number: 20110197928
    Abstract: A carrier for supporting a substrate during processing by a meniscus formed by upper and lower proximity heads is described. The carrier includes a frame having an opening sized for receiving a substrate and a plurality of support pins for supporting the substrate within the opening. The opening is slightly larger than the substrate such that a gap exists between the substrate and the opening. Means for reducing a size and frequency of entrance and/or exit marks on substrates is provided, the means aiding and encouraging liquid from the meniscus to evacuate the gap. A method for reducing the size and frequency of entrance and exit marks is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Eric Lenz, Mark Wilcoxson, Mike Ravkin, Alexander A. Yatskar
  • Patent number: 7974898
    Abstract: A system for providing stabilized annuity payments, the system comprising a processor, a memory, and a computer program stored in the memory. The computer program allocates the risks associated with an investment to the potential beneficiaries of the annuitant by controlling the allocation of assets between two investment pools. The annuitant pool is the pool on which annuity payments are based and the beneficiary pool contains assets that are provided to the beneficiaries upon the death of the annuitant. The beneficiary pool is used as a cushion to isolate the contents of the annuitant pool from fluctuations in value. If the underlying investments perform poorly, assets from the beneficiary pool are reallocated to the annuity pool in order to maintain the existing annuity payment. If the underlying investments perform favorably, increasing in value, excess amounts above a set trigger level amount will be periodically transferred to the annuitant pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Prudential Insurance Company of America
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Robert O'Donnell, Gordon Boronow
  • Patent number: 7962384
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for allocating assets among a plurality of investments to guarantee a predetermined value at the end of a predetermined time period. A computer program controls the allocation of assets in the investment vehicle, which allows the investor to initially invest one hundred percent of the initial deposit in non-secure, high risk investments. At the end of the each trading day, the computer program determines if assets should be reallocated from the non-secure investments to the secure investments, from the secure investments to the non-secure investments, or if no reallocation is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Prudential Insurance Company of America
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert O'Donnell, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Tim Paris, Robert Leach, Jacob Herschler, Mike Morell, Fiona Jackman-Ward