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7279110 Method and apparatus for creating a phase step in mirrors used in spatial light modulator arrays  
A method and apparatus for patterning an array of SLM mirrors with a phase step is disclosed. Additional embodiments of the present invention describe a method for processing a substrate, wherein...
7279113 Method of forming a compliant template for UV imprinting  
A method of forming a lithographic template having an elastomer layer positioned between a body and an imprinting layer, the imprinting layer having a pattern formed thereon.
7278202 Method for making overlay surface mount resistor  
A surface mount resistor includes an elongated piece of resistive material having strips of conductive material attached to its opposite ends. The strips of conductive material are separated to...
7275298 Ultrasonic printed circuit board transducer  
There is provided methods for producing an ultrasonic transducer assembly. The methods generally comprise the steps of creating a multi-layered rigid or flexible printed circuit board, having a...
7275306 Damascene method for forming write coils of magnetic heads  
An improved damascene method of forming a write coil of a magnetic head. The method includes the steps of forming a hard mask layer over an insulator layer; forming a photoresist layer over the...
7272883 Methods of forming an electrical connection in a magnetic head using a damascene process  
In one illustrative example disclosed, a method for use in making a magnetic head involves forming a thermal-assist heater for the magnetic head; forming a plurality of coil layers of a write coil...
7271105 Method for making a micro-fluid ejection device  
A method of etching a semiconductor substrate. The method includes the steps of applying a photoresist etch mask layer to a device surface of the substrate. A select first area of the photoresist...
7264741 Coater having substrate cleaning device and coating deposition methods employing such coater  
A coater having a substrate cleaning device is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of processing substrates in a coater equipped with a substrate cleaning device. The substrate cleaning device...
7262068 Microneedle array module and method of fabricating the same  
A microneedle array module is disclosed comprising a multiplicity of microneedles affixed to and protruding outwardly from a front surface of a substrate to form the array, each microneedle of the...
7254884 Method for fabricating a pole tip in a magnetic transducer using feed-forward and feedback  
Methods for fabricating pole piece tips for a magnetic transducer are disclosed. The ion-milling operations for trimming P2 and notching P1 are controlled using feed-forward and feedback. The...
7251878 Method and apparatus for defining leading edge taper of a write pole tip  
A method and apparatus for defining leading edge taper of a write pole tip is disclosed. The fabrication process uses reactive ion etching to fabricate LET with tight control of the placement of...
7237315 Method for fabricating a resonator  
A method for fabricating a quartz nanoresonator which can be integrated on a substrate, along with other electronics is disclosed. In this method a quartz substrate is bonded to a base substrate....
7235184 Solid state membrane channel device for the measurement and characterization of atomic and molecular sized samples  
A solid state device is formed through thin film deposition techniques which results in a self-supporting thin film layer that can have a precisely defined channel bored therethrough. The device...
7225524 Method for fabricating a gyroscope  
Method for fabricating a gyroscope including: fabricating a SMS wafer where a first wafer, a metal film, and a second wafer are sequentially stacked; forming a cantilever or a bridge...
7213322 Method for manufacturing surface acoustic wave device  
A piezoelectric substrate is provided with interdigital transducer electrodes including a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and a third electrode layer that is principally made of...
7205237 Apparatus and method for selected site backside unlayering of si, GaAs, GaxAlyAszof SOI technologies for scanning probe microscopy and atomic force probing characterization  
Apparatus for exposure and probing of features in a semiconductor workpiece includes a hollow concentrator for covering a portion of the workpiece connected by a gas conduit to a supply of etchant...
7199053 Method for detecting end-point of chemical mechanical polishing process  
Disclosed is a method for detecting an end-point of a CMP process of a semiconductor device. More specifically, when all polishing processes are performed using a nitride film as a polishing...
7192530 Method of manufacturing distributed analog phase shifter using etched ferroelectric thin film  
Provided are a distributed analog phase shifter and a method of manufacturing the same, which reduce a change in a characteristic impedance while changing a phase velocity with respect to an...
7186348 Method for fabricating a pole tip in a magnetic transducer  
A method for fabricating a magnetic head with a trapezoidal shaped pole piece tip is described. The body of the main pole piece is deposited, then one or more layers for the pole piece tip are...
7172839 Photomask correction method using composite charged particle beam, and device used in the correction method  
The object of the present invention is to provide a method for solving the problem of surface damage due to gallium ion irradiation that poses a problem when carrying out mask repair using...
7159304 Method of manufacturing a spin-valve giant magnetoresistive head  
Multiple thin films of spin-valve GMR sensor are formed in a trapezoidal cross-sectional shape by laminating an antiferromagnetic layer, a pinned magnetic layer, a nonmagnetic conductive layer, a...
7152305 Method for fabricating a magnetoresistive (MR) read head  
A magnetoresistive (MR) read head is disclosed including a shield layer with a recessed portion and a protruding portion defined by the recessed portion. Also included is an MR sensor located in...
7150811 Ion beam for target recovery  
A charged particle beam apparatus and method for locally removing material from a predetermined location on a workpiece, such as the removal of a metallization layer covering an alignment mark on...
7148073 Methods and systems for preparing a copper containing substrate for analysis  
Methods and systems for preparing a substrate for analysis are provided. One method includes removing a portion of a copper structure on the substrate using an etch chemistry in combination with...
7140096 Method of manufacturing a magnetoresistance effect device  
A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistance effect device, including: forming a first ferromagnetic body, a nonmagnetic dielectric layer on the first ferromagnetic body, and a second...
7135123 Method and system for integrated circuit backside navigation  
The backside navigation method of the present invention includes milling a fiducial opening through the substrate of an integrated circuit. The milling process is stopped when the fiducial opening...
7132122 Direct micro-patterning of lipid bilayers using UV light and selected uses thereof  
This invention provides novel methods for creation of patterned lipid bilayer membranes as well as methods for refunctionalization of such patterned membranes with selected components. Such...
7131186 Method of manufacturing combination type thin film magnetic head  
On a surface of a bottom pole, a write gap film and first magnetic material film having a high saturation magnetic flux density are formed, and the first magnetic material film is etched to remain...
7115209 Method and installation for surface marking of a substrate  
A method for surface marking a solid substrate (1), according to which, during an exposure sequence, said substrate is exposed to coherent monochromatic light (2) in order to strip said substrate...
7107665 Method for manufacturing microphone assembly  
A microphone assembly comprises a microphone, a connector secured to the underside of the microphone. A gasket has a sound collecting hole and is secured on the upper surface of the microphone.
7097745 Method of forming a tunneling magnetoresistive head  
A method of forming a tunneling magnetoresistive head begins by forming a tunneling magnetoresistive stack having a tunnel barrier. An air bearing surface is formed of the tunneling...
7097948 Method for repair of photomasks  
The present invention relates to a method for removing etching assist gas from a fabrication system used during defect repair of a photomask in the fabrication of an integrated circuit, including:...
7094702 Layer-by-layer etching apparatus using neutral beam and method of etching using the same  
A layer-by-layer etching apparatus and an etching method using a neutral beam which enables to control etching depth to an atomic level by controlling the etching of each atom of a material layer...
7084067 Removal of copper oxides from integrated interconnects  
An apparatus and a method for photoreducing copper oxide layers from semiconductor wafers during the processes of forming interconnects in advanced IC manufacturing. The apparatus comprises a...
7074340 Method for producing a device for simultaneously carrying out an electrochemical and a topographical near-field microscopy  
A method of producing a device for simultaneously carrying out an electrochemical and a topographical near field microscopy is disclosed, which is characterized in that a probe suitable for...
7074342 Method of manufacturing optical crystal element of laser  
A method of manufacturing an optical crystal element of a laser device includes measuring an initial thickness of a crystal substrate formed of YAG or YVO4; introducing a mixture of a fluorine gas...
7056446 Method of manufacturing nano-gap electrode  
A method of easily manufacturing a nano-gap electrode by using a focused ion beam lithography includes a layer depositing step of depositing an electrode layer and a metal mask layer in this order...
7029595 Selective etch for uniform metal trace exposure and milling using focused ion beam system  
A system and method for exposing and/or milling a copper metallization layer disposed in dielectric that may have an overlying polyimide layer preferably by use of a FIB machine system used for...
7007374 Method of making a magnetic head  
A narrow track width read sensor having a high magnetoresistive sensitivity is made using a self-aligned process which requires the use of only a single resist mask. A plurality of sensor layers...
6998220 Method for the production of thin layer chip resistors  
A method for manufacturing thin-film chip resistors, in which method a resistor layer (14) and a contact layer (15, 16) are applied onto the upper surface of a substrate (10) and structured using...
6998061 In-situ exchange biased GMR head for ultra-high density recording with pinning layer-only anneal  
A process for manufacturing a GMR read element of a read/write head for a disk drive having pattern exchange biasing for longitudinal stabilization. An in situ or ex situ GMR anneal of the pinned...
6987067 Semiconductor copper line cutting method  
A method of repairing a semiconductor chip containing copper is taught, whereby copper is selectively removed from the chip. The method involves processing the chip inside a chamber in which the...
6984332 Method for making a micro-electro-mechanical gyroscope  
A gyroscope comprises a piezoelectric substrate having a surface. Disposed on the surface are a resonator transducer, a pair of reflectors, a structure such as a metallic dot, and a sensor...
6967168 Method to repair localized amplitude defects in a EUV lithography mask blank  
A method and apparatus are provided for the repair of an amplitude defect in a multilayer coating. A significant number of layers underneath the amplitude defect are undamaged. The repair...
6962663 Process for manufacturing a read head  
A high performance specular free layer bottom spin valve is disclosed. This structure made up the following layers: NiCr/MnPt/CoFe/Ru/CoFe/Cu/free layer/Cu/Ta or TaO/Al2O3. A key feature is that...
6953519 Method of manufacturing the multi-tip probe, a multi-tip probe, and surface characteristic analysis apparatus  
In order to establish processing techniques capable of making multi-tip probes with sub-micron intervals and provide such microscopic multi-tip probes, there is provided an outermost surface...
6952014 End-point detection for FIB circuit modification  
A Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling end-point detection system uses a constant current power supply to energize an Integrated Circuit (IC) that is to be modified. The FIB is cycled over a conductive...
6948231 Method of depositing material into high aspect ratio features  
The present invention presents a method for fabricating coil elements for magnetic write heads. A coil pattern is formed on a substrate using photolithographic techniques. The substrate is etched...
6944939 Method for forming a GMR sensor having improved longitudinal biasing  
A GMR sensor having improved longitudinal biasing is provided as is a method of forming it. The improved biasing is provided by longitudinal biasing structures in which a soft magnetic layer is...
6942812 Method of manufacturing etalon  
In producing an etalon, a thickness of an etalon base plate is measured, and the etalon base plate is placed in a process chamber. Then, a gas having a chemical reactivity with respect to a...