Patents by Inventor Thomas Stacy

Thomas Stacy 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: 20220037114
    Abstract: A beamline ion implanter and a method of operating a beamline ion implanter. A method may include performing an ion implantation procedure during a first time period on a first set of substrates, in a process chamber of the ion implanter, and performing a first pressure-control routine during a second time period by: introducing a predetermined gas to reach a predetermined pressure into at least a downstream portion of the beam-line for a second time period. The method may include, after completion of the first pressure-control routine, performing the ion implantation procedure on a second set of substrates during a third time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stacy, Jay T. Scheuer, Eric D. Hermanson, Bon-Woong Koo, Tseh-Jen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11222768
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor processing apparatus including one or more components having a conductive or nonconductive porous material. In some embodiments, an ion implanter may include a plurality of beam line components for directing an ion beam to a target, and a porous material along a surface of at least one of the plurality of beamline components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alan Pixley, Eric D. Hermanson, Philip Layne, Lyudmila Stone, Thomas Stacy
  • Patent number: 10643823
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor processing apparatus including one or more components having a conductive or nonconductive foam material. In some embodiments, the component is a plasma flood gun including a shield assembly coupled to the plasma flood gun. The shield assembly may include a first shield having a first main side facing an ion beam target, and a connection block coupled to a second main side of the first shield. The shield assembly may further include a mounting plate coupled to the connection block, and a second shield coupled to the mounting plate by a bracket. In some embodiments, the first shield and/or one or more process chamber walls includes a foam material, such as a conductive or nonconductive foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alan Pixley, Eric D. Hermanson, Philip Layne, Lyudmila Stone, Thomas Stacy
  • Publication number: 20200083027
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor processing apparatus including one or more components having a conductive or nonconductive foam material. In some embodiments, the component is a plasma flood gun including a shield assembly coupled to the plasma flood gun. The shield assembly may include a first shield having a first main side facing an ion beam target, and a connection block coupled to a second main side of the first shield. The shield assembly may further include a mounting plate coupled to the connection block, and a second shield coupled to the mounting plate by a bracket. In some embodiments, the first shield and/or one or more process chamber walls includes a foam material, such as a conductive or nonconductive foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alan Pixley, Eric D. Hermanson, Philip Layne, Lyudmila Stone, Thomas Stacy
  • Publication number: 20200083021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor processing apparatus including one or more components having a conductive or nonconductive porous material. In some embodiments, an ion implanter may include a plurality of beam line components for directing an ion beam to a target, and a porous material along a surface of at least one of the plurality of beamline components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James Alan Pixley, Eric D. Hermanson, Philip Layne, Lyudmila Stone, Thomas Stacy
  • Publication number: 20170124537
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing automatic updating or pushing of credit card data, other payment information, and/or personal data to multiple retail and payment sites (collectively, “vendor websites”). In some embodiments, a method might include providing a user interface to a user device associated with a user via an account management application running on the user device. The user interface might receive, from the user, a first set of inputs comprising instructions to push payment information and a second set of inputs comprising instructions indicating two or more user accounts for at least two vendor websites with which the payment information is to be updated. The account management application or a server computer subsequently automatically concurrently pushes the payment information to the two or more user accounts, in response to receiving the first and second sets of inputs from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: JOHN BEST, EDWIN GONZALEZ, THOMAS STACY, ELLIOT COTTO
  • Publication number: 20160189121
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing automatic updating or pushing of credit card data, other payment information, and/or personal data to multiple retail and payment sites (collectively, “vendor websites”). In some embodiments, a method might include providing a user interface to a user device associated with a user via an account management application running on the user device. The user interface might receive, from the user, a first set of inputs comprising instructions to push payment information and a second set of inputs comprising instructions indicating two or more user accounts for at least two vendor websites with which the payment information is to be updated. The account management application or a server computer subsequently automatically concurrently pushes the payment information to the two or more user accounts, in response to receiving the first and second sets of inputs from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: John Best, Edwin Gonzalez, Thomas Stacy, Elliot Cotto
  • Publication number: 20160148177
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing automatic updating or pushing of credit card data, other payment information, and/or personal data to multiple retail and payment sites (collectively, “vendor websites”). In some embodiments, a method might include providing a user interface to a user device associated with a user via an account management application running on the user device. The user interface might receive, from the user, a first set of inputs comprising instructions to push payment information and a second set of inputs comprising instructions indicating two or more user accounts for at least two vendor websites with which the payment information is to be updated. The account management application or a server computer subsequently automatically concurrently pushes the payment information to the two or more user accounts, in response to receiving the first and second sets of inputs from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: John Best, Edwin Gonzalez, Thomas Stacy, Elliot Cotto