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).

  • Publication number: 20050217135
    Abstract: In one of the many embodiments, a method for processing a substrate is provided which includes generating a first fluid meniscus and a second fluid meniscus on a surface of the substrate where the first fluid meniscus being substantially adjacent to the second fluid meniscus. The meniscus also includes substantially separating the first fluid meniscus and the second fluid meniscus with a barrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: Lam Research Corp.
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, Thomas Anderson
  • Publication number: 20050217137
    Abstract: In one of the many embodiments, a method for processing a substrate is disclosed which includes generating a first fluid meniscus and a second fluid meniscus at least partially surrounding the first fluid meniscus wherein the first fluid meniscus and the second fluid meniscus are generated on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: Lam Research Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Smith, Michael Ravkin, Robert O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20050217703
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a substrate is provided which includes a proximity head proximate to a surface of the substrate when in operation. The apparatus also includes an opening on a surface of the proximity head to a cavity defined in the proximity head where the cavity delivers an active agent to the surface of the substrate through the opening. The apparatus further includes a plurality of conduits on the surface of the proximity head that generates a fluid meniscus on the surface of the substrate surrounding the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: Lam Research Corp.
    Inventor: Robert O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20050150866
    Abstract: Components of semiconductor processing apparatus comprise thermal sprayed yttria-containing coatings that provide erosion, corrosion and/or corrosion-erosion resistance in plasma atmospheres. The coatings can protect substrates from physical and/or chemical attack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, John Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20050064248
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant component of semiconductor processing equipment such as a plasma chamber comprises a cerium oxide containing ceramic material as an outermost surface of the component. The cerium oxide containing ceramic material comprises one or more cerium oxides as the single largest constituent thereof. The component can be made entirely of the cerium oxide containing ceramic material or, alternatively, the cerium oxide containing ceramic can be provided as a layer on a substrate such as aluminum or an aluminum alloy, a ceramic material, stainless steel, or a refractory metal. The cerium oxide containing ceramic layer can be provided as a coating by a technique such as plasma spraying. One or more intermediate layers may be provided between the component and the cerium oxide containing ceramic coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Robert O'Donnell, John Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20050054446
    Abstract: A gaming system has a central authority connected to a plurality of gaming machines. Player activity is tracked at the gaming machines during regular gaming sessions and during virtual gaming sessions. Such data is transmitted to the central authority for providing player points in a player account file of a central database. Regular gaming sessions occur between player card insertion and player card removal. Virtual gaming sessions may occur prior to player card insertion as well as after player card insertion. For example, a coin-in event prior to player card insertion will establish a virtual session, and credits remaining on the credit meter at a card-out event will establish a virtual gaming session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Keith Kammler, J. McNamee, Alan Sheldon, Robert O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20050003240
    Abstract: Components of semiconductor processing apparatus are formed at least partially of erosion, corrosion and/or corrosion-erosion resistant ceramic materials. Exemplary ceramic materials can include at least one oxide, nitride, boride, carbide and/or fluoride of hafnium, strontium, lanthanum oxide and/or dysprosium. The ceramic materials can be applied as coatings over substrates to form composite components, or formed into monolithic bodies. The coatings can protect substrates from physical and/or chemical attack. The ceramic materials can be used to form plasma exposed components of semiconductor processing apparatus to provide extended service lives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Publication date: January 6, 2005
    Inventor: Robert O'Donnell
  • Publication number: 20030105652
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for managing an investment to increase the after-tax death benefit of the investment received by the beneficiaries, the system comprising a processor, a memory, and a computer program stored in the memory. The computer program receives and stores information relating to an investment and periodically assesses the value of the investment. The computer program then determines an insurance premium that will provide a death benefit based on the assessed value of the investment. Next, the computer program collects or otherwise receives information of receipt of the insurance premium. In the preferred embodiment, the insurance premium provides a life insurance death benefit of forty percent (40%) of the assessed value of the investment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert O'Donnell, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Tim Paris, Robert Leach, Jacob Herschler, Mike Morrell, Fiona Jackman-Ward
  • Publication number: 20020184129
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for providing stabilized annuity payments and control of investments in a variable annuity, the system comprising a processor, a memory, and a computer program stored in the memory. The computer program allocates the short and long term 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. The beneficiary pool is initially funded with sufficient assets to minimize the likelihood of its depletion under fairly conservative estimates of market conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Robert O'Donnell, Gordon Boronow
  • Publication number: 20020174045
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product for dynamic, cost effective reallocation of assets among a plurality of investment products comprising a processor, a memory and a computer program stored in the memory. The computer program implementing the present invention controls the reallocation of assets to reduce the transactions costs associated with rebalancing the investor's composite assets according to a composite asset allocation model. Information relating to the composite asset allocation model, the investor's assets, and the investor are stored in memory. Periodically, or upon occurrence of an event, the composite assets are evaluated to determine if rebalancing is necessary. If rebalancing is necessary, the transaction costs associated with the available transactions for performing the rebalancing are compared to select the most economically favorable transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Arena, N. David Kuperstock, Robert O'Donnell, Lincoln Collins
  • Publication number: 20020174042
    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, the system comprising a processor, a memory, and a computer program stored in the memory. The 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, such as for example mutual funds and/or stocks. 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: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Robert Arena, Robert O'Donnell, Robert Schwartz, N. David Kuperstock, Tim Paris, Robert Leach, Jacob Herschler, Mike Morell, Fiona Jackman-Ward