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8946017 Method of making a TFT charge storage memory cell having high-mobility corrugated channel  
Numerous other aspects are provided a method for making a nonvolatile memory cell. The method includes forming a non-planar dielectric structure, and conformally depositing a semiconductor layer...
8944960 Methods and apparatus for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness  
Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and...
8942531 Optical fuse devices, optical fiber lines, and methods of manufacturing same  
An optical fuse device adapted to be placed in between ends of lead-in fibers of an optical fiber line. The optical fuse device has a destructible region having a core, the destructible region...
8939831 Systems and methods for improving fitness equipment and exercise  
The present invention provides systems for and methods of playing a video game that includes providing a game character having a virtual appearance characteristic, receiving an input signal...
8934995 Disparity correction for location-aware distributed sporting events  
Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over...
8934652 Visual presentation of speaker-related information  
Techniques for ability enhancement are described. Some embodiments provide an ability enhancement facilitator system (“AEFS”) configured to determine and present speaker-related information based...
8897903 Location-aware distributed sporting events  
Various embodiments facilitate location-aware distributed competitions. In one embodiment, a system facilitates a distributed sporting event that includes multiple players traveling over courses...
8888583 Systems and methods for portable exergaming  
In a first aspect, a system for playing a video game is provided that includes (1) one or more sensors adapted to monitor one or more biometric parameters of a user and communicate the one or more...
8886354 Methods, systems and apparatus for rapid exchange of work material  
Systems, apparatus and methods for the rapid exchange of work material in a facility processing substrates (e.g., LCD panels, solar panels, semiconductor wafers, or the like) are disclosed. The...
8883589 Counter doping compensation methods to improve diode performance  
A method of forming a memory cell is provided, the method including forming a diode including a first region having a first conductivity type, counter-doping the diode to change the first region...
8878235 Memory cell that employs a selectively fabricated carbon nano-tube reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a method of fabricating a memory cell is provided that includes fabricating a steering element above a substrate, and fabricating a reversible-resistance switching element coupled...
8870512 Sealed substrate carriers and systems and methods for transporting substrates  
An electronic device manufacturing system is disclosed. The system includes a processing tool having one or more processing chambers each adapted to perform an electronic device manufacturing...
8869422 Methods and apparatus for marangoni substrate drying using a vapor knife manifold  
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for a Marangoni vapor knife assembly. The assembly includes a base having a channel extending longitudinally through the base and a plurality...
8847200 Memory cell comprising a carbon nanotube fabric element and a steering element  
A memory cell is provided, the memory cell including a steering element having a vertically-oriented p-i-n junction, and a carbon nanotube fabric. The steering element and the carbon nanotube...
8845140 Heat sink and lamp using the same  
A heat sink includes a main structure and a peripheral structure. The main structure includes a bottom surface and a wall portion. The wall portion surrounds the outer edge of the bottom surface....
8835892 Electronic devices including carbon nano-tube films having boron nitride-based liners, and methods of forming the same  
Methods in accordance with this invention form a microelectronic structure by forming a carbon nano-tube (“CNT”) layer, and forming a boron nitride layer (“BN liner”) above the CNT layer, wherein...
8833966 Light device and its light emitting diode module  
A light device and its light emitting diode module are provided in the disclosure. The light emitting diode module includes a substrate, an arrayed light emitting group and a single sealant body....
8818987 Converting union commands to union all commands  
In one aspect, a method is provided. The method includes: (1) identifying in a query of a database a union command involving data in the database that is mutually exclusive; and (2) changing the...
8813538 Methods and apparatus for insitu analysis of gases in electronic device fabrication systems  
Systems and methods are disclosed that include adjusting a pressure level of a sample gas in a testing chamber, for example, using a pressurized inert reference gas, and determining a composition...
8809128 Methods and apparatus for layout of three dimensional matrix array memory for reduced cost patterning  
The present invention provides apparatus, methods, and systems for a memory layer layout for a three-dimensional memory. The memory layer includes a plurality of memory array blocks; a plurality...
8808114 Systems and methods for measuring and/or analyzing swing information  
In a first aspect, a system for monitoring a swing is provided that includes a wireless device adapted to couple to a swinging object and to provide information indicative of a characteristic of...
8808102 Systems and methods for measuring and/or analyzing swing information  
In a first aspect, a system for monitoring a swing is provided that includes (1) a swing measurement device adapted to couple to a swinging object and to output a signal indicative of a...
8796589 Processing system with the dual end-effector handling  
In a first aspect, a first substrate processing system is provided that includes (1) a chamber having a plurality of opening through which a substrate may be transported; (2) a substrate carrier...
8784273 System and method for improving fitness equipment and exercise  
In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a monitor for determining a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser and for outputting a signal...
8784272 Methods and apparatus for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness  
Methods and apparatus are provided for monitoring and encouraging health and fitness. In accordance with a first aspect, an apparatus is provided that is adapted to assist in weight loss and...
8784033 Robot systems, apparatus and methods for transporting substrates  
Substrate transport systems, apparatus and methods are described. The systems are adapted to efficiently put or pick substrates at a destination by rotating a boom linkage to a position adjacent...
8781568 Systems and methods for heart rate monitoring, data transmission, and use  
In a first aspect, a heart rate monitoring system is provided that includes (1) a heart rate monitor adapted to wirelessly transmit a signal indicative of a heart rate of a user; and (2) a user...
8777547 Systems, apparatus and methods for transporting substrates  
A substrate transporting robot apparatus is disclosed which is adapted to transport a substrate to and from a chamber of an electronic device processing system. The apparatus may include an upper...
8773898 Methods and apparatus for reducing programming time of a memory cell  
A method is provided for programming a memory cell having a first terminal coupled to a word line and a second terminal coupled to a bit line. During a first predetermined time interval, the word...
8772876 High-voltage silicon-on-insulator transistors and methods of manufacturing the same  
In a first aspect, a first method of manufacturing a high-voltage transistor is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) providing a substrate including a bulk silicon layer that is...
8769164 Methods and apparatus for allocating bandwidth for a network processor  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided for self-adjusting allocation of memory bandwidth in a network processor system. The first method includes the steps of (1) determining an amount of...
8768513 Systems having multi-linkage robots and methods to correct positional and rotational alignment in multi-linkage robots  
Methods of correction of rotational and linear misalignment in multi-link robots are provided. The method allows for precise orientation of an end effector to put or pick substrates at a target...
8766414 Deposited semiconductor structure to minimize N-type dopant diffusion and method of making  
A memory cell is provided that includes a semiconductor pillar and a reversible resistance-switching element coupled to the semiconductor pillar. The semiconductor pillar includes a heavily doped...
8766332 Optimization of critical dimensions and pitch of patterned features in and above a substrate  
A die is formed with different and optimized critical dimensions in different device levels and areas of those device levels using photolithography and etch techniques. One aspect of the invention...
8759176 Patterning of submicron pillars in a memory array  
Methods in accordance with the invention involve patterning and etching very small dimension pillars, such as in formation of a memory array in accordance with the invention. When dimensions of...
8741768 Method for reducing dielectric overetch when making contact to conductive features  
A method is provided that includes forming conductive or semiconductive features above a first dielectric material, depositing a second dielectric material above the conductive or semiconductive...
8741696 Methods of forming pillars for memory cells using sequential sidewall patterning  
The present invention provides apparatus, methods, and systems for fabricating memory structures methods of forming pillars for memory cells using sequential sidewall patterning. The invention...
8731689 Networked, wireless lighting control system with distributed intelligence  
A programmable lighting control system integrates time-based, sensor-based, and manual control of lighting and other loads. The system includes one or more groups of controlled lighting areas,...
8730720 Nonvolatile memory cell operating by increasing order in polycrystalline semiconductor material  
A memory cell is provided that includes a first conductor, a second conductor, and a semiconductor junction diode between the first and second conductors. The semiconductor junction diode is not...
8722518 Methods for protecting patterned features during trench etch  
A method is provided for forming a monolithic three dimensional memory array. The method includes forming a first memory level above a substrate, and monolithically forming a second memory level...
D703959 Fishing lure shaped apparel rack  
8692500 Systems, apparatus and methods for making an electrical connection to a robot  
Systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed for allowing electrical connection to a robot apparatus. In one aspect, an electrical coupling is adapted to provide electrical power to the robot...
8689812 Methods and loadport for purging a substrate carrier  
In a first aspect, a substrate carrier is provided that includes an enclosure adapted to be sealable and to house at least one substrate. The substrate carrier includes a first port leading into...
8684172 Analyte sensor container systems with sensor elevator and storage methods  
An analyte sensor container system is provided for storing and dispensing analyte sensors. The analyte sensor container system includes a container body having a moveable member received therein....
8683022 Methods and apparatus for assigning a physical adapter to a virtual adapter  
Apparatus and methods of assigning a physical adapter local to a computer to a virtual adapter in a computer through which the virtual adapter may receive and transmit data is provided. The...
8680503 Carbon nano-film reversible resistance-switchable elements and methods of forming the same  
Methods of forming a microelectronic structure are provided, the microelectronic structure including a first conductor, a discontinuous film of metal nanoparticles disposed on a surface above the...
8679967 Apparatus and methods of forming memory lines and structures using double sidewall patterning for four times half pitch relief patterning  
The present invention provides apparatus, methods, and systems for fabricating memory lines and structures using double sidewall patterning for four times half pitch relief patterning. The...
8679901 Memory cell that includes a sidewall collar for pillar isolation and methods of forming the same  
A method of forming a memory cell is provided. The method includes forming a steering element pillar having a first stiffness and a sidewall, forming a sidewall collar along at least a portion of...
8672812 System and method for improving fitness equipment and exercise  
In a first aspect, a method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a monitor for determining a level of exercise performance performed by an exerciser and for outputting a signal...
8672121 Methods and apparatus for transporting substrate carriers  
A conveyor apparatus adapted to transport and article is provided. The conveyor apparatus has a belt section including a plurality of slots and a plurality of T-shaped stiffeners extending in the...


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