Patents by Inventor Thomas McDermott

Thomas McDermott 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: 20200240709
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method to perform drying and testing of organometallic and organosilane precursor source ampoules that have been cleaned for re-use. The drying and quality control testing is performed in a single location with a single apparatus requiring only one manual connection/disconnection step of the ampoule to the apparatus. The testing includes analyses for residual moisture, entrained particulate matter, differential pressure, and helium leak checking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Versum Materials US, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Bernard, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Allison Barbeau Hopkins, Joseph J. Siemer, Michael Altschul Pingitore
  • Publication number: 20190255278
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Patent number: 10245407
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian Osborne, Gavin Walsh Millar, Stephen David Evans, Bruce Gordon Holyoake, James William Stanton, David Leon McCauley, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Nicholas James Michael McKenna, Myfanwy Jane Antica Norton, Adrian John Elsworth, Michael John Andresen, Jonathan Andrew George Lambert, Sandeep Singh Gurm, Tessa Hazel Paris, Joseph Nathaniel Griffiths, Ping Si, Christopher Gareth Sims, Elmo Benson Stoks, Dexter Chi Lun Cheung, Peter Alan Seekup, Po-Yen Liu, Richard Edward Lang, Paul James Tonkin, Ian Lee Wai Kwan
  • Publication number: 20170266403
    Abstract: An interface assembly comprises a nasal mask that includes a seal having a rolling portion. The rolling portion of the seal rolls over a portion of a clip that secures the seal to a frame. The frame has a ball and socket connection to a connector. The connector comprises an elbow having integrally formed exhaust holes and a swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott
  • Publication number: 20170151411
    Abstract: A humidification system can include a heater base, a humidification chamber, and a breathing circuit. A cartridge can be removably coupled to the heater base. The cartridge can include various sensors, probes, sensor wire connectors, heater wire connectors, and/or other features. The cartridge can include features configured to mate with corresponding features on the humidification chamber and the heater base. The cartridge includes a memory, such as an EEPROM, or other suitable storage device. When the cartridge is installed on the heater base, the memory is electrically connected to a processor and/or memory of the heater base. Various models of cartridges can be produced for use with different humidification chambers, breathing circuits, and/or therapies. A connector can be configured to couple an inspiratory conduit to an outlet port of the humidification chamber. The connector can provide a pneumatic connection to the outlet port and an electrical connection to the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Hamish OSBORNE, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Stephen David EVANS, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, James William STANTON, David Leon MCCAULEY, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Adrian John ELSWORTH, Michael John ANDRESEN, Jonathan Andrew George LAMBERT, Sandeep Singh GURM, Tessa Hazel PARIS, Joseph Nathaniel GRIFFITHS, Ping SI, Christopher Gareth SIMS, Elmo Benson STOKS, Dexter Chi Lun CHEUNG, Peter Alan SEEKUP, Po-Yen (David) LIU, Richard Edward LANG, Paul James TONKIN, Ian Lee Wai KWAN
  • Publication number: 20160310689
    Abstract: A circuit connector for a humidification system, the system comprising a base unit configured to be engaged by a humidification chamber. The circuit connector comprises an inlet to fluidly connect to an outlet of the humidification chamber to receive humidified gases therefrom, an outlet to sealably connect to or integral with a conduit for directing the humidified gases to a user, and an electrical terminal for electrically coupling the circuit connector to an electrical terminal associated with the base unit. The circuit connector may be releasably and lockably connectable to the outlet of the humidification chamber and/or orientation features may control orientation of component parts of the system as they are assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Hamish Adrian OSBORNE, James William STANTON, Bruce Gordon HOLYOAKE, Stephen David EVANS, David Leon MCCAULEY, Nicholas James Michael MCKENNA, Gareth Thomas MCDERMOTT, Myfanwy Jane Antica NORTON, Gavin Walsh MILLAR, Thomas Jacques Fernand MAECKELBERGHE
  • Publication number: 20140174446
    Abstract: An interface assembly comprises a nasal mask that includes a seal having a rolling portion. The rolling portion of the seal rolls over a portion of a clip that secures the seal to a frame. The frame has a ball and socket connection to a connector. The connector comprises an elbow having integrally formed exhaust holes and a swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott
  • Patent number: 8617352
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method comprising same for removing metal oxides from a substrate surface are disclosed herein. In one particular embodiment, the apparatus comprises an electrode assembly that has a housing that is at least partially comprised of an insulating material and having an internal volume and at least one fluid inlet that is in fluid communication with the internal volume; a conductive base connected to the housing comprising a plurality of conductive tips that extend therefrom into a target area and a plurality of perforations that extend therethrough and are in fluid communication with the internal volume to allow for a passage of a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., BTU International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Alexander Schwarz, Gregory Khosrov Arslanian, Richard E. Patrick, Gary A. Orbeck, Donald A. Seccombe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8593778
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the dry fluxing of at least one component and/or solder surface via electron attachment. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for removing oxides from the surface of a component comprising: providing a component on a substrate wherein the substrate is grounded or has a positive electrical potential to form a target assembly; passing a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas through an ion generator comprising a first and a second electrode; supplying an amount of voltage to at least one of the first and second electrodes sufficient to generate electrons wherein the electrons attach to at least a portion of the reducing gas and form a negatively charged reducing gas; and contacting the target assembly with the negatively charged reducing gas to reduce the oxides on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Richard E. Patrick, Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8590705
    Abstract: The present invention is a container and a processing for passivating the internal surface of the container to store monochlorosilane in a stable manner without degradation of the monochlorosilane. Various container surface modifications have been identified to reduce surface reactions to acceptable levels. Some of the described surface modifications result in significant reduction in monochlorosilane instability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Behm, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Manchao Xiao, Ronald Martin Pearlstein, Sai-Hong A. Lo, Agnes Derecskei-Kovacs
  • Publication number: 20130295800
    Abstract: An airboat that may include an engine that is mounted to the hull of the airboat at an angle, and at least one propeller mounted to the hull of the airboat at an angle. The canted engine and propeller design may facilitate a lower center of gravity, a lower average center of thrust above the waterline, air induction for reduced surface drag, the lowering of torque roll forces, less overall boat height, and fuel efficiency with a reduced level of noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas McDermott, David Eugene Wine, David Bruce Mosser
  • Publication number: 20120103857
    Abstract: The present invention is a container and a processing for passivating the internal surface of the container to store monochlorosilane in a stable manner without degradation of the monochlorosilane. Various container surface modifications have been identified to reduce surface reactions to acceptable levels. Some of the described surface modifications result in significant reduction in monochlorosilane instability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Behm, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Manchao Xiao, Ronald Martin Pearlstein, Sai-Hong A. Lo, Agnes Derecskei-Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8119016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing metal oxides from a substrate surface. In one particular embodiment, the method comprises: providing a substrate, a first, and a second electrode that reside within a target area; passing a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas through the target area; supplying an amount of energy to the first and/or the second electrode to generate electrons within the target area wherein at least a portion of the electrons attach to a portion of the reducing gas and form a negatively charged reducing gas; and contacting the substrate with the negatively charged reducing gas to reduce the metal oxides on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Alexander Schwarz, Gregory Khosrov Arslanian, Richard E. Patrick
  • Publication number: 20110229377
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the dry fluxing of at least one component and/or solder surface via electron attachment. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for removing oxides from the surface of a component comprising: providing a component on a substrate wherein the substrate is grounded or has a positive electrical potential to form a target assembly; passing a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas through an ion generator comprising a first and a second electrode; supplying an amount of voltage to at least one of the first and second electrodes sufficient to generate electrons wherein the electrons attach to at least a portion of the reducing gas and form a negatively charged reducing gas; and contacting the target assembly with the negatively charged reducing gas to reduce the oxides on the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Richard E. Patrick, Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 7977598
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the dry fluxing of at least one component and/or solder surface via electron attachment. In one embodiment, there is provided a method for removing oxides from the surface of a component comprising: providing a component on a substrate wherein the substrate is grounded or has a positive electrical potential to form a target assembly; passing a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas through an ion generator comprising a first and a second electrode; supplying an amount of voltage to at least one of the first and second electrodes sufficient to generate electrons wherein the electrons attach to at least a portion of the reducing gas and form a negatively charged reducing gas; and contacting the target assembly with the negatively charged reducing gas to reduce the oxides on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Richard E. Patrick, Alexander Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20110094679
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method comprising same for removing metal oxides from a substrate surface are disclosed herein. In one particular embodiment, the apparatus comprises an electrode assembly that has a housing that is at least partially comprised of an insulating material and having an internal volume and at least one fluid inlet that is in fluid communication with the internal volume; a conductive base connected to the housing comprising a plurality of conductive tips that extend therefrom into a target area and a plurality of perforations that extend therethrough and are in fluid communication with the internal volume to allow for a passage of a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Alexander Schwarz, Gregory Khosrov Arslanian, Richard E. Patrick, Gary A. Orbeck, Donald A. Seccombe, JR.
  • Patent number: 7883602
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method comprising same for removing metal oxides from a substrate surface are disclosed herein. In one particular embodiment, the apparatus comprises an electrode assembly that has a housing that is at least partially comprised of an insulating material and having an internal volume and at least one fluid inlet that is in fluid communication with the internal volume; a conductive base connected to the housing comprising a plurality of conductive tips that extend therefrom into a target area and a plurality of perforations that extend therethrough and are in fluid communication with the internal volume to allow for a passage of a gas mixture comprising a reducing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignees: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., BTU International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Christine Dong, Wayne Thomas McDermott, Alexander Schwarz, Gregory Khosrov Arslanian, Richard E. Patrick, Gary A. Orbeck, Donald A. Seccombe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7867779
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring and analyzing particles within a gas feed stream. In one aspect, the system includes a particle counter and a particle capture filter that are arranged in parallel. In another aspect, the system includes a purifying device to remove trace molecular impurities from a gas feed stream to reduce the presence of impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Thomas McDermott, Richard Carl Ockovic, Dean Van-John Roth
  • Patent number: D770035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Craig Robert Prentice, Bernard Tsz Lun Ip, Richard John Boyes, Thomas Mark Richardson, Gareth Thomas McDermott, Jonathan Mark Downey, Matthew Roger Stephenson
  • Patent number: D843582
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Zap Surgical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Adler, Younes Achkire, Yun-Yi Ting, Ying-Jhang Chen, Cheng-Chieh Tsai, Tzu-Cheng Yu, Mark Brinkerhoff, Thomas Hopmans, Radhika Mohan Bodduluri, Ron Boeder, Thomas McDermott, Jin-Wu Wang, Kaustubh Sonawale