Match Document Document Title
8968537 PVD sputtering target with a protected backing plate  
Embodiments of the invention provide sputtering targets utilized in physical vapor deposition (PVD) and methods to form such sputtering targets. In one embodiment, a sputtering target contains a...
8945406 Electronic device, and method for manufacturing symbol on exterior of electronic device  
A method for manufacturing a symbol on an exterior of an electronic device is provided. The method includes preparing a support layer, preparing a nanograting layer on the support layer, the...
8894828 FIB process for selective and clean etching of copper  
Etch assisting agents for focused ion beam (FIB) etching of copper for circuit editing of integrated circuits both prevent loss of adjacent dielectric due to sputtering by the ion beam, and render...
8897910 Particle beam-assisted ultra-precision machining method for single-crystal brittle materials  
The invention relates to a new technology which uses a surface modification method for ultra-precision machining, and in particular relates to a particle beam-assisted ultraprecision machining...
8864957 Vanadium oxide thin films  
Thin films of vanadium oxide having exceptionally high metal-insulator transition properties are synthesized by RF sputtering. An Al2O3 substrate is placed in a sputtering chamber and heated to a...
8815060 Method for minimizing magnetically dead interfacial layer during COC process  
A method for applying a protective layer to an electronic device such as the ABS of a slider, magnetic head, etc. for reducing paramagnetic deadlayer thickness includes selecting an etching angle...
8790498 Method and device for ion beam processing of surfaces  
A method and device for ion beam processing of surfaces of a substrate positions the substrate to face an ion beam, and a new technologically-defined pattern of properties is established....
8776334 Piezoelectric thin film resonator and manufacturing method thereof  
A method of manufacturing a piezoelectric thin film resonator which can reduce variations in resonant frequency and resonant resistance by uniformly planarizing a structural film. The method of...
8764952 Method for smoothing a solid surface  
In a method of irradiating a gas cluster ion beam on a solid surface and smoothing the solid surface, the angle formed between the solid surface and the gas cluster ion beam is chosen to be...
8741161 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device  
According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method includes forming a pillar on a base layer, forming a insulating layer on the base layer to cover the...
8728333 Method to fabricate small dimension devices for magnetic recording applications  
A three step ion beam etch (IBE) sequence involving low energy (<300 eV) is disclosed for trimming a sensor critical dimension (free layer width=FLW) to less than 50 nm. A first IBE step has a...
8728286 Method of manufacturing sample for atom probe analysis by FIB and focused ion beam apparatus implementing the same  
A method of manufacturing a sample for an atom probe analysis of the invention is made one going through a step of manufacturing a concave/convex structure in both of a base needle and a...
8715472 Substrate processing methods for reflectors  
A substrate processing method may include forming a plasma; extracting ions from the plasma and accelerating the ions to have uniform or substantially uniform directivity using a grid system;...
8679357 Nanoimprinting method and method for producing substrates utilizing the nanoimprinting method  
Droplets of resist material are coated using the ink jet method under conditions that: the viscosity of the resist material is within a range from 8 cP to 20 cP, the surface energy of the resist...
8663486 Method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium  
A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium, includes, in the order recited, the steps of forming a mask protective film composed of carbon on a magnetic layer; forming a resist with a...
8658004 Vapor-barrier vacuum isolation system  
A system includes a collimated beam source within a vacuum chamber, a condensable barrier gas, cooling material, a pump, and isolation chambers cooled by the cooling material to condense the...
8634146 Method of making a nanostructure  
A method of making a nanostructure is provided that includes applying a thin, random discontinuous masking layer (105) to a major surface (103) of a substrate (101) by plasma chemical vapor...
8623230 Methods and systems for removing a material from a sample  
The present method relates to processes for the removal of a material from a sample by a gas chemical reaction activated by a charged particle beam. The method is a multiple step process wherein...
8540852 Method and apparatus for manufacturing magnetoresistive devices  
Disclosed are method and apparatus for manufacturing a magnetoresistive device which are suitable for manufacturing a high-quality magnetoresistive device by reducing damages caused during the...
8512586 Gas cluster ion beam etching process for achieving target etch process metrics for multiple materials  
A method and system for performing gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) etch processing of various materials is described. In particular, the GCIB etch processing includes setting one or more GCIB...
8461051 Cluster jet processing method, semiconductor element, microelectromechanical element, and optical component  
A method for processing a sample using an electrically neutral reactive cluster is provided. The surface of a sample is processed by jetting out a mixed gas that is composed of a reactive gas and...
8458892 Method for providing a perpendicular magnetic recording transducer using a low energy mill  
A method for fabricating magnetic transducer is described. The method includes providing a main pole having a bottom and a top wider than the bottom. The method further includes performing a high...
8419905 Method for forming a diamond-like carbon layer on air bearing surface of a slider  
A method for forming a diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer on air bearing surface (ABS) of a slider, comprises steps of: providing sliders arranged in arrays, each slider having an ABS; forming a...
8394244 System and method for laser patterning an integrated circuit etching mask  
A method is provided for laser patterning an integrated circuit (IC) etching mask. The method provides an IC packaged die with a first region underlying a backside surface of a bulk silicon (Si)...
8377460 Method for modifying the wettability and/or other biocompatibility characteristics of a surface of a biological material by the application of gas cluster ion beam technology and biological materials made thereby  
The invention provides a method for preparing a biological material for implanting. The invention also provides a biological material for surgical implantation. The invention further provides a...
8365393 Manufacturing methods for write heads with floating side shields  
Methods for manufacturing a magnetic head for a disk drive. The methods include the steps of depositing a first non-magnetic spacer layer, depositing a plating seed layer on the first non-magnetic...
8349197 Method for manufacturing a perpendicular magnetic write head having a tapered write pole and non-magnetic bump structure  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic write head having a write pole and a trailing wrap around magnetic shield, and having a non-magnetic step layer and a non-magnetic bump to provide additional...
8343319 Method and system for providing an improved hard bias structure  
A method and system for providing a magnetic transducer is described. The method and system define a magnetoresistive sensor in a track width direction, provide hard bias material(s) adjacent to...
8343364 Double hard-mask mill back method of fabricating a near field transducer for energy assisted magnetic recording  
A method of forming a near field transducer (NFT) for energy assisted magnetic recording is disclosed. A structure comprising an NFT metal layer and a first hardmask layer over the NFT metal layer...
8303780 Method of forming mask for dry etching and manufacturing method of magnetic head using the same method  
The present invention relates to a method for forming a dry etching mask. A plurality of aluminum oxide films are sequentially sputtered on a material to be dry etched in such a manner that...
8298430 Method of etching magnetoresistive film by using a plurality of metal hard masks  
This etching method comprises the steps of forming first and second hard masks made of materials different from each other successively on a magnetoresistive film; forming a resist having a lower...
8273257 Nanotube processing employing solid-condensed-gas-layers  
In a method for processing a nanotube, a vapor is condensed to a solid condensate layer on a surface of the nanotube and then at least one selected region of the condensate layer is locally...
8233248 Method and system for providing a magnetic recording transducer using a line hard mask  
A method and system for fabricating a magnetic transducer is described. The transducer has a device region, a field region, and a magnetoresistive stack. The method and system include providing a...
8221637 Method and apparatus for manufacturing magnetic recording media  
According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a magnetic recording medium includes forming patterns having protrusions and recesses of a ferromagnetic material onto a recording track...
8221595 Lift-off patterning processes employing energetically-stimulated local removal of solid-condensed-gas layers  
The invention provides a method for forming a patterned material layer on a structure, by condensing a vapor to a solid condensate layer on a surface of the structure and then localized removal of...
8191234 Method of manufacturing a magnetic head with reinforcing islands  
A method for protecting a thin film structure including fabricating a plurality of island structures in a recording gap of a magnetic recording head, exposing a substantial portion of the...
8173248 PVD coated substrate  
A PVD coating is disclosed, and in particular a nanoscale multilayer superlattice PVD coating comprising high hardness, a low friction coefficient and increased chemical inertness. The multilayer...
8163145 Method and apparatus for controlling topographical variation on a milled cross-section of a structure  
An improved method of controlling topographical variations when milling a cross-section of a structure, which can be used to reduce topographical variation on a cross-section of a write-head in...
8137571 Method for manufacturing perpendicular magnetic recording head  
Embodiments of the present invention help to provide a method for manufacturing a perpendicular magnetic recording head including a main magnetic pole having a width that does not generally vary....
8137574 Processing method of glass substrate, and highly flat and highly smooth glass substrate  
The present invention is to provide a processing method for manufacturing a highly flat and highly smooth glass substrate with good productivity. A highly flat and highly smooth glass substrate is...
8137569 Method of fabricating a membrane having a tapered pore  
A method of fabricating a membrane having a tapered pore, a polymeric membrane having a tapered pore, and uses of such polymeric membrane are disclosed. The membrane includes apertures of...
8097177 Piezoelectric vibrating reed, piezoelectric vibrator, oscillator, electronic device, radio—controlled clock, and method for manufacturing piezoelectric vibrating reed  
Providing a piezoelectric vibrating reed which is capable of decreasing variation in the amount of etching residue as much as possible and suppressing influence of vibration loss on the vibration...
8087157 Process to manufacture magnetic tunnel junction read head  
Using a beam of xenon ions together with a suitable mask, a MTJ stack is ion milled until a part of it, no more than about 0.1 microns thick, has been removed so that a pedestal, having sidewalls...
8070920 Nanometer-scale sharpening of conductor tips  
The invention provides methods for sharpening the tip of an electrical conductor. The methods of the invention are capable of producing tips with an apex radius of curvature less than 2 nm. The...
8066853 Method of forming inorganic alignment film, inorganic alignment film, substrate for electronic device, liquid crystal panel and electronic apparatus  
A method of forming an inorganic alignment film made substantially of an inorganic material on a base substrate is provided comprising a milling process of irradiating ion beams onto the surface...
8029681 Master recording medium for magnetically transferring servo pattern to the magnetic recording medium and method of manufacturing the same  
Provided are a master recording medium and a method of manufacturing the master recording medium. The master recording medium includes: a plate; and a magnetic layer which is formed on the plate...
7993504 Backside unlayering of MOSFET devices for electrical and physical characterization  
A method and system for backside unlayering a semiconductor device to expose FEOL semiconductor features of the device for subsequent electrical and/or physical probing. A window is formed within...
7993538 Patterning by energetically-stimulated local removal of solid-condensed-gas layers and solid state chemical reactions produced with such layers  
The invention provides a method for forming a patterned material layer on a structure, by condensing a vapor to a solid condensate layer on a surface of the structure and then localized removal of...
7927467 Method of manufacturing discrete track recording medium and discrete track recording medium  
According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a discrete track recording medium includes forming protruded magnetic patterns on a substrate, and repeating processes of depositing a...
7883607 Methods of ion milling for magnetic heads and systems formed thereby  
A method according to one embodiment includes ion milling at a first angle of greater than about 25 degrees from normal relative to a media facing side of a thin film region of a magnetic head or...