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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...
8668868 Methods and apparatus for smart abatement using an improved fuel circuit  
A method for abating effluent from an electronic device manufacturing process is provided, including abating the effluent in a thermal abatement tool to form abated effluent; determining whether...
8664061 Pulse method of oxidizing sidewall dielectrics for high capacitance applications  
The present invention provides systems, methods and apparatus for manufacturing a memory cell. The invention includes forming a feature having sidewalls in a first dielectric material; forming a...
8659028 Three-dimensional memory device incorporating segmented array line memory array  
A three-dimensional (3D) high density memory array includes multiple layers of segmented bit lines (i.e., sense lines) with segment switch devices within the memory array that connect the segments...
8658526 Methods for increased array feature density  
A method is provided that includes forming completely distinct first features above a substrate, forming sidewall spacers on the first features, filling spaces between adjacent sidewall spacers...
8658522 Methods and apparatus for incorporating nitrogen in oxide films  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) preconditioning a process chamber with an aggressive plasma; (2) loading a substrate into the process...
8655123 In-line optical fiber devices, optical systems, and methods  
An in-line optical device adapted to be bonded in between ends of an optical fiber line is disclosed. The in-line optical device has an inner optical field interaction region, an outer support...
8655117 Optical fiber sensors having long active lengths, systems, and methods  
Optical fiber sensors adapted to measure strain or pressure are disclosed. The optical fiber sensor has a lead-in optical fiber having an end surface at a forward end, and a first optical element...
8649017 Methods and apparatus for sensing a substrate in a chamber  
The present invention provides methods, apparatus, and systems of sensing a substrate in a chamber. The invention includes emitting radiation of at least two different wavelengths; directing the...
8648977 Methods and apparatus for providing a floating seal having an isolated sealing surface for chamber doors  
A method is provided that includes isolating a sealing surface from a chamber wall of a chamber and sealing the chamber between the sealing surface and the chamber wall. An apparatus is provided...
8637870 Three-dimensional memory device incorporating segmented array line memory array  
A three-dimensional (3D) high density memory array includes multiple layers of segmented bit lines (i.e., sense lines) with segment switch devices within the memory array that connect the segments...
8637389 Resist feature and removable spacer pitch doubling patterning method for pillar structures  
A method of making a memory array is provided that includes forming a layer over a substrate, forming features over the layer, forming sidewall spacers on each of the features, filling spaces...
8637366 Nonvolatile memory cell without a dielectric antifuse having high- and low-impedance states  
A memory cell according to the present invention comprises a bottom conductor, a doped semiconductor pillar, and a top conductor. The memory cell does not include a dielectric rupture antifuse...
8635784 Methods and apparatus for drying a substrate  
In a first aspect, a method of drying at least a portion of a substrate located within a fluid is provided. The method includes contacting an edge of the substrate that is located within the fluid...
8633567 Devices including a P-I-N diode disposed adjacent a silicide in series with a dielectric material  
A device is provided that includes a vertically oriented p-i-n diode that includes semiconductor material, a silicide, germanide, or silicide-germanide layer disposed adjacent the vertically...
8633528 Methods and apparatus for increasing memory density using diode layer sharing  
A memory is described that includes a shared diode layer and a memory element coupled to the diode layer. The memory element has a pie slice-shape, and includes a sidewall having a carbon film...
8633105 Method of fabricating a self-aligning damascene memory structure  
A method of forming a memory cell is provided. The method includes forming a first pillar-shaped element that includes a first semiconductor material, forming a first opening self-aligned with the...
8617032 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...
8601975 Methods and loadport apparatus for purging a substrate carrier  
In a first aspect, a loadport is provided. The loadport has a plate adapted to couple to a door of a substrate carrier to open the substrate carrier wherein the plate includes a first opening...
8599531 Electrostatic end effector apparatus, systems and methods  
Systems, apparatus and methods for transporting substrates between system components of an electronic device manufacturing system are provided. The systems and apparatus include an electrostatic...
8592792 Heterojunction device comprising a semiconductor oxide and a resistivity-switching oxide or nitride  
A monolithic three dimensional memory array is provided that includes a first memory level formed above a substrate, and a second memory level monolithically formed above the first memory level....
8589630 Methods and apparatus for handling a cache miss  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) providing a cache having a plurality of cache entries, each entry adapted to store data, wherein the cache...
8586456 Use of CL2 and/or HCL during silicon epitaxial film formation  
In a first aspect, a method of forming an epitaxial film on a substrate is provided. The method includes (a) providing a substrate; (b) exposing the substrate to a silicon source and a carbon...


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