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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...
7961932 Method and apparatus for manufacturing diamond shaped chips  
In a first aspect, an inventive apparatus for imaging a chip on a wafer includes a combined diamond chip image and kerf image having a plurality of sloped sides. The combined diamond chip image...
7960256 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...
7955515 Method of plasma etching transition metal oxides  
A method of plasma etching transition metal oxide thin films using carbon monoxide as the primary source gas. This permits carbonyl chemistries to be used at ambient temperature, without heating.
7948084 Dielectric material with a reduced dielectric constant and methods of manufacturing the same  
In a first aspect, a first method of manufacturing a dielectric material with a reduced dielectric constant is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) forming a dielectric material...
7930061 Methods and apparatus for loading and unloading substrate carriers on moving conveyors using feedback  
The present invention provides systems and methods for loading and unloading substrate carriers onto and off of a transport system. The invention includes a substrate carrier handler adapted to...
7929548 Weighted fair queue serving plural output ports  
A data communication apparatus includes a plurality of output ports and a scheduler for assigning priorities for outbound data frames. The scheduler includes one or more scheduling queues. Each...
7928007 Method for reducing dielectric overetch when making contact to conductive features  
In a first preferred embodiment of the present invention, conductive features are formed on a first dielectric etch stop layer, and a second dielectric material is deposited over and between the...
7927062 Methods and apparatus for transferring substrates during electronic device manufacturing  
In one aspect, a first apparatus is provided that is adapted to transfer a substrate between a transfer chamber and a processing chamber. The first apparatus includes a robot having a first blade,...
7924602 Method to program a memory cell comprising a carbon nanotube fabric element and a steering element  
A method of programming a carbon nanotube memory cell is provided, wherein the memory cell comprises a first conductor, a steering element, a carbon nanotube fabric, and a second conductor,...
7923057 Methods and apparatus for reducing irregularities in color filters  
Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for printing color filters for flat panel displays and avoiding mura effects by depositing a plurality of ink drops on a substrate within a column of...
7914248 Methods and apparatus for repositioning support for a substrate carrier  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided repositioning support provided by an end effector. The first method includes the steps of (1) employing the end effector to support a substrate...
7914246 Actuatable loadport system  
A system adapted to exchange wafer carriers between an overhead transport mechanism and a platform is provided. The system employs a wafer carrier having at least one handle extending therefrom,...
7913645 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...
7912576 Calibration of high speed loader to substrate transport system  
In one aspect, a system is disclosed having a substrate carrier loader adapted to load substrate carriers onto a moving conveyor; and a controller coupled to the substrate carrier loader, the...
7902537 Memory cell that employs a selectively grown reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a method of forming a memory cell is provided that includes (1) forming a first conductor above a substrate; (2) forming a reversible resistance-switching element above the first...
7902050 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...
7901953 Methods and apparatus for detecting defects in interconnect structures  
In some aspects, a method is provided for detecting a void in a test structure that comprises (a) measuring a resistance of the test structure; (b) applying a stress to the test structure at...
7900311 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...
7899940 Servicing commands  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided for servicing commands. The first method includes the steps of (1) receiving a first command for servicing in a memory controller including a...
7894923 Methods and apparatus for sensing substrates in carriers  
In some aspects, a method is provided for mapping contents of a substrate carrier. The method includes (1) moving a carrier to a sensor; and (2) determining, with the sensor, a presence or an...
7888200 Embedded memory in a CMOS circuit and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a method of forming a memory circuit is provided that includes (1) forming a two-terminal memory element on a substrate between a gate layer and a first metal layer of the memory...
7875871 Heterojunction device comprising a semiconductor and a resistivity-switching oxide or nitride  
In the present invention a metal oxide or nitride compound which is a wide-band-gap semiconductor abuts a silicon, germanium, or alloy of silicon and/or germanium of the opposite conductivity type...
7870472 Methods and apparatus for employing redundant arrays to configure non-volatile memory  
Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for employing redundant arrays to configure non-volatile memory. The present invention may include a substrate including a plurality of memory arrays,...
7870471 Methods and apparatus for employing redundant arrays to configure non-volatile memory  
Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for employing redundant arrays to configure non-volatile memory. The present invention may include a substrate including a plurality of memory arrays,...
7868388 Embedded memory in a CMOS circuit and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a memory circuit is provided that includes (1) a two-terminal memory element formed on a substrate; and (2) a CMOS transistor formed on the substrate and adapted to program the...
7863951 Methods for adaptive trip point detection  
Methods are described for providing an adaptive trip point detector circuit that receives an input signal at an input signal node and generates an output signal at an output signal node, the...
7863950 Apparatus for adaptive trip point detection  
Apparatus are described for providing an adaptive trip point detector circuit that receives an input signal at an input signal node and generates an output signal at an output signal node, the...
7861100 Methods of performing maintenance on double-slot PCI device  
Systems and methods are provided for performing maintenance on a multiple-slot device having multiple adapters in a computer system including a peripheral interface having a plurality of device...
7857730 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...
7857570 Method and apparatus for supplying substrates to a processing tool  
In one aspect, a substrate loading station for a processing tool includes plural load ports. Each load port is operatively coupled to the processing tool and has a mechanism for opening a...
7857413 Systems and methods for controlling and testing jetting stability in inkjet print heads  
The present invention provides systems, methods, and apparatus for monitoring and controlling a slew rate of a voltage signal provided to a PZT capacitor of a print head. The system includes a...
7855119 Method for forming polycrystalline thin film bipolar transistors  
A method is described for forming a semiconductor device comprising a bipolar transistor having a base region, an emitter region and a collector region, wherein the base region comprises...
7848327 Methods and apparatus for creating addresses  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided for creating a media access control (MAC) address for a device. The first method includes the steps of (1) obtaining one or more identifiers; (2)...
7846785 Memory cell that employs a selectively deposited reversible resistance-switching element and methods of forming the same  
In some aspects, a method of forming a memory cell is provided that includes (1) forming a first conductor above a substrate; (2) forming a diode above the first conductor; (3) forming a...
7844853 Methods and apparatus for restoring a node state  
In one aspect of the invention, a method is provided. The method may include: (1) storing a snapshot of a system state of a node; (2) executing a job on the node; and (3) restoring the node to the...
7843729 Methods and apparatus for using a configuration array similar to an associated data array  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for memories that include a data array and a configuration array adapted to store configuration information for configuring the data array, are disclosed. The data...
7840744 Rank select operation between an XIO interface and a double data rate interface  
In an aspect, a first method of interfacing a processor and memory is provided. The first method includes the steps of (1) generating a first command and associated address of a first type that...
7835007 Methods and apparatus for identifying thin films on a substrate  
The present invention provides systems, apparatus and methods for detecting a film in an electronic device disposed in an electronic device processing tool. The invention includes a mounting...
7834338 Memory cell comprising nickel-cobalt oxide switching element  
Oxides of both nickel and cobalt have lower resistivity than either nickel oxide or cobalt oxide. Nickel oxide and cobalt oxide can be reversibly switched between two or more stable resistivity...

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