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8125822 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...
8125654 Methods and apparatus for measuring substrate edge thickness during polishing  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for determining a substrate polishing endpoint. The invention includes a light source adapted to transmit light to an edge of a substrate; one or more...
8114765 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...
8112590 Methods and apparatus for reducing command processing latency while maintaining coherence  
In a first aspect, a first method of reducing command processing latency while maintaining memory coherence is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) providing a memory map including...
8110863 TFT charge storage memory cell having high-mobility corrugated channel  
A rewriteable nonvolatile memory cell having two bits per cell is described. The memory cell preferably operates by storing charge in a dielectric charge storage layer or in electrically isolated...
8110476 Memory cell that includes a carbon-based memory element and methods of forming the same  
In accordance with aspects of the invention, a method of forming a memory cell is provided, the method including forming a steering element above a substrate, and forming a memory element coupled...
8104951 Temperature uniformity measurements during rapid thermal processing  
Methods and apparatus for measuring substrate uniformity is provided. The invention includes placing a substrate in a thermal processing chamber, rotating the substrate while the substrate is...
8101934 Methods and apparatus for detecting a substrate notch or flat  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided. The first apparatus includes a through-beam sensor coupled to a scrubber and adapted to detect a notch or flat of a substrate in the scrubber...
8101437 Method of forming three-terminal solar cell array  
A method for manufacturing three-terminal solar cell array is provided. In this method, only four major scribing or etching steps are needed to expose the three conductive layers of the...
8099817 Wafer edge cleaning  
In a first aspect, an apparatus for cleaning a thin disk is provided. The apparatus includes a support roller for supporting a rotating wafer within a wafer cleaner. The support roller comprises a...
8095240 Methods for starting and operating a thermal abatement system  
A flame sensor apparatus for use with a flame heated thermal abatement reactor is provided, including a flame sensor adapted to sense a flame within the thermal abatement reactor; and a shutter...
8093123 Integration methods for carbon films in two- and three-dimensional memories formed therefrom  
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...
8084347 Resist feature and removable spacer pitch doubling patterning method for pillar structures  
A method of making a semiconductor device includes forming at least one layer over a substrate, forming at least two spaced apart features of imagable material over the at least one layer, forming...
8082422 Pipelined processing  
The invention includes receiving a first instruction in an in-order execution processing pipeline; starting execution of the first instruction; determining a first set of internal operation bits...
8078304 Dual-mode robot systems and methods for electronic device manufacturing  
Electronic device manufacturing systems and methods are provided. In some aspects, a system having a dual-mode robot is provided which is disposed within a system component (e.g., a factory...
8075451 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...
8074597 Methods and apparatus 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...
8064070 Methods and apparatus for an integral local substrate center finder for I/O and chamber slit valves  
Systems and apparatus are provided for locating the center of a substrate. The invention includes a frame, mounted between a slit valve assembly and a transfer chamber wall in substrate processing...
8061232 Methods and apparatus for a robot wrist assembly  
The present invention provides methods, apparatus, and systems for a wrist assembly including a housing having a cap and a bottom, at least one pivot at least partially enclosed in the housing and...
8059444 Large array of upward pointing P-I-N diodes having large and uniform current  
A memory is provided that includes a first memory level having a plurality of memory cells. Each memory cell includes a vertically oriented p-i-n diode including a bottom heavily doped p-type...
8040721 Creating short program pulses in asymmetric memory arrays  
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for adjusting voltages of bit and word lines to create short programming pulses to program a memory cell. The invention may include setting a...
8040026 Illumination lamp with inner light tube  
An illumination lamp is provided. The illumination lamp includes a hollow pillar tube being light-transmissive, at least one inner light tube accommodated in the hollow pillar tube, and an...
8033772 Transfer chamber for vacuum processing system  
A transfer chamber for a substrate processing tool includes a main body having side walls adapted to couple to at least one processing chamber and at least one load lock chamber. The main body...
8030740 Deposited semiconductor structure to minimize N-type dopant diffusion and method of making  
A microelectronic structure including a layerstack is provided, the layerstack including: (a) a first layer including semiconductor material that is very heavily n-doped before being annealed,...
8029620 Methods of forming carbon-containing silicon epitaxial layers  
In a first aspect, a method is provided for forming an epitaxial layer stack on a substrate. The method includes (1) selecting a target carbon concentration for the epitaxial layer stack; (2)...
8024065 Methods and apparatus for transferring a substrate carrier within an electronic device manufacturing facility  
In one aspect, a method is provided for electronic device manufacturing. The method includes receiving a request to transfer a carrier to or from a first substrate loading station of an electronic...
8020689 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...
8020427 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...
8018025 Nonvolatile memory cell comprising a reduced height vertical diode  
A nonvolatile memory cell includes: a rail-shaped first conductor formed at a first height above a substrate; a rail-shaped second conductor formed above the first conductor; and a vertically...
8018024 P-i-n diode crystallized adjacent to a silicide in series with a dielectric antifuse  
A method is described for forming a nonvolatile one-time-programmable memory cell having reduced programming voltage. A contiguous p-i-n diode is paired with a dielectric rupture antifuse formed...
8016542 Methods and apparatus for extending the reach of a dual scara robot linkage  
Methods and apparatus are provided for the use of a dual Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA) robot. In some embodiments two SCARAs are provided, each including an elbow joint, wherein...
8008187 Method for reducing dielectric overetch using a dielectric etch stop at a planar surface  
A substantially planar surface coexposes conductive or semiconductor features and a dielectric etch stop material. A second dielectric material, different from the dielectric etch stop material,...
8004919 Methods and apparatus for extending the effective thermal operating range of a memory  
Apparatus and systems are provided for thermal regulation of a memory integrated circuit (“IC”). The apparatus and systems may include a thermal sensor on a memory IC, and a heating element...
8004033 High-density nonvolatile memory  
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...
8004013 Polycrystalline thin film bipolar transistors  
A semiconductor device comprising a bipolar transistor having a base region, an emitter region and a collector region, wherein the base region comprises polycrystalline semiconductor material...
8003477 Method for making a P-I-N diode crystallized adjacent to a silicide in series with a dielectric antifuse  
A method is described for monolithically forming a first memory level above a substrate, the method including: (a) forming a plurality of first substantially parallel, substantially coplanar...
8003067 Apparatus and methods for ambient air abatement of electronic manufacturing effluent  
An abatement system is provided which includes 1) an abatement unit adapted to abate effluent; and 2) an ambient air supply system. The ambient air supply system includes an air moving device,...
8002896 Shadow frame with cross beam for semiconductor equipment  
A shadow frame and framing system for semiconductor fabrication equipment comprising a rectangular frame having four edges, the edges forming an interior lip with a top surface and an bottom...
7999529 Methods and apparatus for generating voltage references using transistor threshold differences  
Methods and apparatus are described that develop a reference voltage that is based on a difference between a threshold voltage of a first transistor and a threshold voltage of a second transistor,...
7993485 Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate  
Apparatus and methods adapted to polish an edge of a substrate include a polishing film, a frame adapted to tension and load the polishing film so that at least a portion of the film is supported...
7992956 Systems and methods for calibrating inkjet print head nozzles using light transmittance measured through deposited ink  
The present invention provides inkjet print nozzle calibration systems and methods for calibrating an inkjet print nozzle. The systems may include an inkjet print nozzle adapted to dispense ink...
7985379 Reactor design to reduce particle deposition during process abatement  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for controlled combustion and decomposition of gaseous pollutants while reducing deposition of unwanted reaction products from within the...
7984543 Methods for moving a substrate carrier  
Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for electronic device manufacturing. The invention includes removing a first substrate carrier and a second substrate carrier from a moving conveyor...
7982273 Masking of repeated overlay and alignment marks to allow reuse of photomasks in a vertical structure  
A monolithic three dimensional semiconductor device structure includes a first layer including a first occurrence of a first reference mark at a first location, and a second layer including a...
7982209 Memory cell comprising a carbon nanotube fabric element and a steering element  
A rewritable nonvolatile memory cell is disclosed comprising a steering element in series with a carbon nanotube fabric. The steering element is preferably a diode, but may also be a transistor....
7980255 Single wafer dryer and drying methods  
In a first aspect, a module is provided that is adapted to process a wafer. The module includes a processing portion having one or more features such as (1) a rotatable wafer support for rotating...
7977667 Memory cell that includes a carbon nano-tube reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same  
Methods of forming planar carbon nanotube (“CNT”) resistivity-switching materials for use in memory cells are provided, that include depositing first dielectric material, patterning the first...
7970483 Methods and apparatus for improving operation of an electronic device manufacturing system  
In one aspect of the invention, a method for the improved operation of an electronic device manufacturing system is provided. The method includes providing information to an interface coupled to...
7965382 Methods and apparatus for multi-exposure patterning  
In some aspects, a reticle is provided for use in forming a patterned region on a substrate using a multi-pattern, multi-exposure process. The reticle includes (a) a first pattern for the...
7963826 Apparatus and methods for conditioning a polishing pad  
Apparatus and methods for conditioning a polishing pad include an arm adapted to support a conditioning disk; a drive mechanism coupled to the arm; and a flexible coupling between the drive...


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