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7641182 Rigid jounce bumper and gas spring assembly including same  
A rigid jounce bumper includes a body and at least one support segment projecting axially from an end of the body. The rigid jounce bumper is formed from a substantially non-elastic material such...
7637707 Apparatus for storing and moving a cassette  
A cassette stocker includes a plurality of cassette storage shelves positioned adjacent a cleanroom wall above a cassette docking station, and a cassette mover to carry a cassette between the...
7637587 System and method for reliability testing and troubleshooting inkjet printers  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for reliability testing an inkjet printing system. The invention includes a testing interface, a print head coupled to the testing interface, printer...
7637580 Methods and apparatus for a high resolution inkjet fire pulse generator  
The invention provides methods, systems, and drivers for controlling an inkjet printing system. The driver may include logic including a processor, memory coupled to the logic, and a fire pulse...
7634527 Reciprocal estimate computation methods and apparatus  
In a first aspect, a first method of reciprocal estimate computation using floating point pipeline logic is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) receiving an input value having an...
7629247 Method of fabricating a self-aligning damascene memory structure  
A method of forming a three-dimensional, non-volatile memory array utilizing damascene fabrication techniques is disclosed. A bottom set of conductors is formed and a set of first pillar shaped...
7625063 Apparatus and methods for an inkjet head support having an inkjet head capable of independent lateral movement  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided for inkjet printing. The first apparatus includes an inkjet head support that includes a plurality of inkjet heads. A first inkjet head of the...
7623450 Methods and apparatus for improving security while transmitting a data packet  
In a first aspect, a first method of transmitting a data packet is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) for each connection from which a data packet may be transmitted, storing...
7621538 Air spring assembly with localized signal processing, system and method utilizing same, as well as operating module therefor  
An operating module for localized signal processing at a corner of a vehicle includes a housing, a valve assembly or a sensor, and a signal processing device. The operating module can be used in...
7615828 CMOS devices adapted to prevent latchup and methods of manufacturing the same  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided. The first apparatus is a semiconductor device on a substrate that includes (1) a first metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET);...
7615502 Laser anneal of vertically oriented semiconductor structures while maintaining a dopant profile  
A method to laser anneal a silicon stack (or a silicon-rich alloy) including a heavily doped region buried beneath an undoped or lightly doped region is disclosed. By F selecting laser energy at a...
7614630 Mounting bracket assembly and supplemental suspension system  
A mounting bracket assembly capable of operatively engaging an associated jounce tongue of an associated vehicle suspension and supporting a supplemental air spring assembly in spaced relation to...
7614615 Directional stabilizer ring and fluid spring assembly including same  
A directional stabilizer ring includes a first or mounting surface and a second or biasing surface that faces away from the first surface and extends at an included angle relative thereto. The...
7613870 Efficient memory usage in systems including volatile and high-density memories  
A first method for efficient memory usage includes (1) determining whether data retrieved from a first storage device is characterized as data that is primarily read; and (2) if data retrieved...
7611319 Methods and apparatus for identifying small lot size substrate carriers  
In at least one aspect, a system is provided that includes (1) a substrate carrier having first docking features; and (2) a loadport having second docking features. The second docking features are...
7611318 Overhead transfer flange and support for suspending a substrate carrier  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided for use in supporting a substrate carrier. The first apparatus includes an overhead transfer flange adapted to couple to a substrate carrier body...
7611217 Methods and systems for inkjet drop positioning  
Methods and apparatus for inkjet inkjet drop positioning are provided. A first method includes determining an intended deposition location of an ink drop on a substrate, depositing the ink drop on...
7607881 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Compact apparatus and method for storing and loading semiconductor wafer carriers
 
An improved apparatus and method is provided for storing semiconductor wafer carriers, and for loading wafers or wafer carriers to a fabrication tool. The apparatus preferably provides an elevated...
7607667 Method and system for aligning a stationary vehicle with an artificial horizon  
A method of positioning a vehicle chassis of a stationary vehicle in approximate alignment with a predetermined datum is provided. The vehicle has an axle and a fluid suspension system. The fluid...
7603196 Methods and apparatus for material control system interface  
Methods and apparatus are provided for managing movement of small lots between processing tools within an electronic device manufacturing facility. In some embodiments, a number of priority lots...
7603195 Methods and apparatus for integrating large and small lot electronic device fabrication facilities  
In at least one aspect, the invention provides an electronic device fabrication facility (Fab) that uses small lot carriers that may be transparently integrated into an existing Fab that uses...
7598178 Carbon precursors for use during silicon epitaxial film formation  
The present invention provides systems and methods of forming an epitaxial film on a substrate. After heating in a process chamber, the substrate is exposed to a silicon source and at least one of...
7597183 Kinematic pin with shear member and substrate carrier for use therewith  
A kinematic pin and a substrate carrier adapted to deter dislodgment of the substrate carrier from the kinematic pin are provided. A shear member on the kinematic pin interacts with a shear...
7594789 Overhead transfer flange and support for suspending a substrate carrier  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided for use in supporting a substrate carrier. The first apparatus includes an overhead transfer flange adapted to couple to a substrate carrier body...
7588980 Methods of controlling morphology during epitaxial layer formation  
A first aspect of the invention provides a method of selectively forming an epitaxial layer on a substrate. The method includes heating the substrate to a temperature of less than about 800° C....
7587812 Electronic device manufacturing component with an embedded chip and methods of using the same  
Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for including a chip embedded in components of electronic device manufacturing systems adapted to sense, store, and/or update at least one of...
7586773 Large array of upward pointing p-i-n diodes having large and uniform current  
An upward-pointing p-i-n diode formed of deposited silicon, germanium, or silicon-germanium is disclosed. The diode has a bottom heavily doped p-type region, a middle intrinsic or lightly doped...
7578647 Load port configurations for small lot size substrate carriers  
In a first aspect, an apparatus is provided for opening a substrate carrier door of a substrate carrier. The apparatus includes a supporting member adapted to (1) support the substrate carrier...
7577487 Methods and apparatus for a band to band transfer module  
A band to band transfer module according to the present invention may be used with a substrate carrier transport system, or other systems, to transfer substrate carriers (e.g., small lot substrate...
7570130 Apparatus and methods for a fixed impedance transformation network for use in connection with a plasma chamber  
In certain embodiments, an apparatus for providing a fixed impedance transformation network for driving a plasma chamber includes a pre-match network adapted to couple between an Active RF match...
7569434 PFETs and methods of manufacturing the same  
In a first aspect, a first method of manufacturing a PFET on a substrate is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) forming a gate channel region of the PFET having a first thickness...
7569193 Apparatus and method for controlled combustion of gaseous pollutants  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for controlled combustion of gaseous pollutants while reducing and removing deposition of unwanted reaction products from within the treatment...
7566629 Patterned silicon-on-insulator layers and methods for forming the same  
In an aspect, a method is provided for forming a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layer. The method includes the steps of (1) providing a silicon substrate; (2) selectively implanting the silicon...
7562267 Methods and apparatus for testing a memory  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided that includes the steps of (1) transmitting a first signal representative of a test operation from a test circuit to a memory via a first signal path;...
7561482 Defective block isolation in a non-volatile memory system  
A method and apparatus provide an improved identification and isolation of defective blocks in non-volatile memory devices having a plurality of user accessible blocks of non-volatile storage...
7560339 Nonvolatile memory cell comprising a reduced height vertical diode  
A nonvolatile memory cell according to the present invention comprises a bottom conductor, a semiconductor pillar, and a top conductor. The semiconductor pillar comprises a junction diode,...
7557405 High-density nonvolatile memory  
An improved nonvolatile memory cell made by a method for fabricating a three dimensional monolithic memory with increased density. The memory cell includes at least a part of a first conductor, a...
7556334 Methods and apparatus for aligning print heads  
In a first aspect, a system is provided. The system includes (1) a stage adapted to move a substrate relative to print heads during printing; (2) at least one print head suspended from a support...
7553611 Masking of repeated overlay and alignment marks to allow reuse of photomasks in a vertical structure  
In formation of monolithic three dimensional memory arrays, a photomask may be used more than once. Reuse of a photomask creates second, third or more instances of reference marks used by the...
7552816 Break-away positioning conveyor mount for accommodating conveyor belt bends  
A break-away mounting system for a continuous-motion, high-speed position conveyor system is disclosed. A support cradle may be suspended from a conveyor belt such that the support cradle...
7552269 Synchronizing a plurality of processors  
In a first aspect, a first method of synchronizing a plurality of processors of a system is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) modifying a peripheral component interconnect...
7548542 Methods and apparatus for transferring data  
In a first aspect, a method is provided for transferring data. The method includes the steps of (1) receiving information about a location and type of a data source and a location and type of a...
7547644 Methods and apparatus for forming barrier layers in high aspect ratio vias  
In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes (1) forming a first barrier layer over the sidewalls and bottom of a via using atomic layer deposition within an atomic layer deposition (ALD)...
D593317 Health management supply organizer  
7540371 Break-away positioning conveyor mount for accommodating conveyor belt bends  
A break-away mounting system for a continuous-motion, high-speed position conveyor system is disclosed. A support cradle may be suspended from a conveyor belt such that the support cradle...
7537108 Methods and apparatus for transporting substrate carriers  
According to a first aspect, a first conveyor system is provided that is adapted to deliver substrate carriers within a semiconductor device manufacturing facility. The first conveyor system...
D592601 Inkjet printer cable  
7532952 Methods and apparatus for pressure control in electronic device manufacturing systems  
In one aspect, improved methods and apparatus for pressure control in an electronic device manufacturing system are provided. The method includes acquiring information related to a current state...
7531423 Reduced-resistance finFETs by sidewall silicidation and methods of manufacturing the same  
In a first aspect, a first method of manufacturing a finFET is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) providing a substrate; and (2) forming at least one source/drain diffusion...
7527141 System for transporting substrate carriers  
In a semiconductor fabrication facility, a conveyor transports substrate carriers. The substrate carriers are unloaded from the conveyor and loaded onto the conveyor without stopping the conveyor....


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