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8477296 Opto-electronic signal processing methods, systems, and apparatus for optical sensor interrogation  
Opto-electronic signal processing systems, apparatus and methods to extract a measured parameter from one or more interrogated optical sensors are disclosed. The apparatus includes an integrated...
8471360 Memory cell with carbon switching material having a reduced cross-sectional area and methods for forming the same  
In a first aspect, a method of forming a metal-insulator-metal (“MIM”) stack is provided, the method including: (1) forming a dielectric material having an opening and a first conductive carbon...
8470646 Modulation of resistivity in carbon-based read-writeable materials  
In a first aspect, a method of forming a memory cell is provided that includes (1) forming a metal-insulator-metal (“MIM”) stack above a substrate, the MIM stack including a carbon-based switching...
8467224 Damascene integration methods for graphitic films in three-dimensional memories and memories formed therefrom  
In some aspects, a microelectronic structure is provided that includes (1) a first conducting layer; (2) a first dielectric layer formed above the first conducting layer and having a feature that...
8466068 Methods and apparatus for forming memory lines and vias in three dimensional memory arrays using dual damascene process and imprint lithography  
The present invention provides systems, apparatus, and methods for forming three dimensional memory arrays using a multi-depth imprint lithography mask and a damascene process. An imprint...
8466044 Memory cell that includes a carbon-based memory element and methods forming the same  
Memory cells, and methods of forming such memory cells, are provided that include a carbon-based reversible resistivity switching material. In particular embodiments, methods in accordance with...
8455368 Methods and apparatus for assembling and operating electronic device manufacturing systems  
A method for operating one or more electronic device manufacturing systems is provided, including the steps 1) performing a series of electronic device manufacturing process steps with a process...
8454437 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...
8445385 Methods for etching carbon nano-tube films for use in non-volatile memories  
Memory cells, and methods of forming such memory cells are provided that include a steering element coupled to a carbon-based reversible resistivity-switching material. In particular embodiments,...
8444129 Methods of verifying effectiveness of a put of a substrate onto a substrate support  
In a first aspect, a method of manufacturing a substrate is provided wherein an end effector mounted substrate is attempted to be placed, that is put, onto a substrate support, such as a pedestal...
8441849 Reducing programming time of a memory cell  
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for adjusting voltages of bit and word lines to program a two terminal memory cell. The invention may include setting a first line connected to...
8436447 Memory cell that includes a carbon-based memory element and methods of forming the same  
In a first aspect, a memory cell is provided, the memory cell including: (a) a first conducting layer formed above a substrate; (b) a second conducting layer formed above the first conducting...
8431492 Memory cell that includes a sidewall collar for pillar isolation and methods of forming the same  
In a first embodiment, a method of forming a memory cell is provided that includes (a) forming one or more layers of steering element material above a substrate; (b) etching a portion of the...
8431417 Methods for increasing carbon nano-tube (CNT) yield in memory devices  
In some aspects, a method of forming a carbon nano-tube (CNT) memory cell is provided that includes (1) forming a first conductor; (2) forming a steering element above the first conductor; (3)...
8430770 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...
8427858 Large array of upward pointinig p-i-n diodes having large and uniform current  
A circuit is provided that includes a plurality of vertically oriented p-i-n diodes. Each p-i-n diode is coupled to a resistivity-switching element and includes a bottom heavily doped p-type...
8421050 Electronic devices including carbon nano-tube films having carbon-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 carbon layer (“carbon liner”) above the CNT layer, wherein the...
8410896 Occupancy sensors programmed to determine loss of lamp life as lamp is used  
Programmable occupancy sensors that control the on/off operation of a fluorescent lamp automatically determine loss of lamp life as the lamp is used. The programmable occupancy sensors can provide...
8407846 Scrubber brush with sleeve and brush mandrel for use with the scrubber brush  
In one aspect, a scrubber brush assembly is provided. The scrubber brush assembly includes (1) a cylindrical brush including exterior and interior surfaces; and (2) a sleeve having an exterior...
8407638 Methods and apparatus for boolean equivalency checking in the presence of voting logic  
In a first aspect, a first method of designing a circuit is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) providing a model of an original circuit design including a latch; (2) providing a...
8389971 Memory cells having storage elements that share material layers with steering elements and methods of forming the same  
In some embodiments, a memory cell is provided that includes a storage element formed from an MIM stack including (1) a first conductive layer; (2) an RRS layer formed above the first conductive...
8389399 Method of fabricating a self-aligning damascene memory structure  
A method of forming a memory cell is provided, the method including forming a first pillar-shaped element comprising a first semiconductor material, forming a first mold comprising an opening...
8389375 Memory cell formed using a recess and methods for forming the same  
In a first aspect, a method of forming a memory cell is provided, the method including: (1) forming a pillar above a substrate, the pillar comprising a steering element and a metal hardmask layer;...
8383478 High-density nonvolatile memory and methods of making the same  
Nonvolatile memory cells and methods of forming the same are provided, the methods including forming a first conductor at a first height above a substrate; forming a first pillar-shaped...
8379437 Flexible multi-pulse set operation for phase-change memories  
Methods and apparatus are provided that include reading a plurality of sets of program pulse tuning instructions from a memory page, the memory page including a plurality of memory cells; and...
8379082 System, methods and apparatus for substrate carrier content verification using a material handling system  
Methods and systems are provided for mapping substrates in a substrate carrier. The invention includes a substrate carrier including one or more windows; and an imaging system coupled to a...
8375892 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...
8373150 Memory cell that employs a selectively grown reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a memory cell is provided that includes (1) a steering element above a substrate; and (2) a reversible resistance-switching element coupled to the steering element, wherein the...
8372740 Methods for increased array feature density  
The embodiments generally relate to methods of making semiconductor devices, and more particularly, to methods for making semiconductor pillar structures and increasing array feature pattern...
8372210 Post CMP scrubbing of substrates  
A cleaning method is provided for brush cleaning a surface of a substrate. The method comprises scrubbing a first surface of the substrate with a brush having a first surface geometry; and then...
8365682 Methods and apparatus for supporting substrates  
Substrate support methods and apparatus include vertically aligned lift pins that have bearing surfaces that engage friction plates and/or magnetic fields to maintain the vertical orientation of...
8357606 Resist feature and removable spacer pitch doubling patterning method for pillar structures  
A method of making a semiconductor device includes forming a layer over a substrate, forming a plurality of spaced apart features of imagable material over the layer, forming sidewall spacers on...
8356968 Methods and apparatus for an efficient handshake between material handling and material processing devices for safe material transfer  
Methods and systems are provided. The invention includes performing a handshake directly between a load port associated with process equipment and material handling equipment; and transferring a...
8354660 Bottom electrodes for use with metal oxide resistivity switching layers  
In a first aspect, an MIM stack is provided that includes (1) a first conductive layer comprising a first metal-silicide layer and a second metal-silicide layer; (2) a resistivity-switching layer...
8351259 Methods and apparatus for using a configuration array similar to an associated data array  
Methods, apparatus, and systems in accordance with this invention include memories that include a data array and a configuration array adapted to store configuration information for configuring...
8350299 Memory with high dielectric constant antifuses adapted for use at low voltage  
A memory cell is provided that includes a diode and a resistance-switching material layer coupled in series with the diode. The resistance-switching material layer: (a) has a dielectric constant...
8349664 Nonvolatile memory cell comprising a diode and a resistance-switching material  
In a novel nonvolatile memory cell formed above a substrate, a diode is paired with a reversible resistance-switching material, preferably a metal oxide or nitride such as, for example, NixOy,...
8349663 Vertical diode based memory cells having a lowered programming voltage and methods of forming the same  
In a first aspect, a method for forming a non-volatile memory cell is provided. The method includes (1) forming a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) antifuse stack including (a) a first metal layer; (b)...
8337367 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...
8337335 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...
8333939 High temperature optical sensor device for substrate fabrication equipment  
Methods and apparatus for sensing a substrate in a high temperature environment are provided. The invention includes a support frame having one or more apertures; one or more optical devices...
8330250 P-I-N diode crystallized adjacent to a silicide in series with a dielectric material  
A vertically oriented p-i-n diode is provided that includes semiconductor material crystallized adjacent a silicide, germanide, or silicide-germanide layer, and a dielectric material arranged...
8327075 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...
8322045 Single wafer apparatus for drying semiconductor substrates using an inert gas air-knife  
In one aspect, a substrate processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a mechanism for forming a meniscus on a surface of a substrate by moving the substrate through a fluid; an air...
8314477 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 state-change element coupled to the semiconductor pillar. The semiconductor pillar includes a heavily doped bottom...
8314023 Methods involving memory with high dielectric constant antifuses adapted for use at low voltage  
Methods involve using a memory array having memory cells comprising a diode and an antifuse, in which the antifuse is made smaller and programmed at lower voltage by using an antifuse material...
8309415 Methods and apparatus for increasing memory density using diode layer sharing  
Methods of forming memory cells are disclosed which include forming a pillar above a substrate, the pillar including a steering element and a memory element, and performing one or more etches...
8309407 Electronic devices including carbon-based films having sidewall liners, and methods of forming such devices  
Methods in accordance with aspects of this invention form microelectronic structures in accordance with other aspects of this invention, such as non-volatile memories, that include (1) a...
8304284 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...
8283706 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...

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