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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...
7833843 Method for forming a memory cell comprising a semiconductor junction diode crystallized adjacent to a silicide  
A method of forming a memory cell involves forming a semiconductor junction diode in series with an antifuse. The cell is programmed by rupture of the antifuse. The semiconductor junction diode...
7830722 Floating body memory cell system and method of manufacture  
A plurality of integrated circuit features are provided in the context of an array of memory cells including a plurality of word lines and a plurality of bit lines. Each memory cell includes a...
7830694 Large array of upward pointing p-i-n diodes having large and uniform current  
A first memory level includes a first plurality of memory cells that includes every memory cell in the first memory level. Each memory cell includes a vertically oriented p-i-n diode in the form...
7829875 Nonvolatile rewritable memory cell comprising a resistivity-switching oxide or nitride and an antifuse  
A memory cell is described, the memory cell comprising a dielectric rupture antifuse and a layer of a resistivity-switching material arranged electrically in series, wherein the...
7824956 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...
7817289 Methods and apparatus for measuring thickness of etching residues on a substrate  
A method of determining a thickness of a residue layer on a substrate includes: (1) taking a first set of optical scatterometry measurements on the substrate after an etching procedure; (2) taking...
7816659 Devices having reversible resistivity-switching metal oxide or nitride layer with added metal  
A layer of resistivity-switching metal oxide or nitride can attain at least two stable resistivity states. Such a layer may be used in a state-change element in a nonvolatile memory cell, storing...
7816189 Vertically stacked field programmable nonvolatile memory and method of fabrication  
A very high density field programmable memory is disclosed. An array is formed vertically above a substrate using several layers, each layer of which includes vertically fabricated memory cells....
7815668 Methods and apparatus for light therapy  
In a first aspect, a therapy device is provided. The therapy device includes (1) a hyperbaric chamber adapted to expose at least a target tissue area of a patient to a hyperbaric environment; and...
7812404 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,...
7811916 Method for isotropic doping of a non-planar surface exposed in a void  
A method is described for isotropic or nearly isotropic shallow doping of a non-planar surface exposed in a void. The results of ion implantation, a common doping method, are inherently planar....
7809008 Methods and apparatus for routing packets  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided that includes the steps of (1) providing a pointer that includes a first keytype field and a second keytype field; and (2) assigning a value to the...
7808810 Multilevel nonvolatile memory cell comprising a resistivity-switching oxide or nitride and an antifuse  
A nonvolatile memory cell includes a layer of a resistivity-switching metal oxide or nitride compound, the metal oxide or nitride compound including one metal, and a dielectric rupture antifuse...
7803420 Methods and apparatus for inkjetting spacers in a flat panel display  
Method of and apparatus for depositing a spacer on a substrate is provided. The invention includes depositing a first ink including an adhesive agent on a first area of the substrate and...
7798309 Stabilizing substrate carriers during overhead transport  
In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided for inter-station overhead transport of a substrate carrier. The first apparatus includes (1) an overhead transport mechanism; (2) a substrate...
7794195 Datum plate for use in installations of substrate handling systems  
A datum plate is provided for use in installations of substrate handling systems. The datum plate has a set of predetermined attachment locations adapted to couple the datum plate to a chamber; a...
7792608 Substrate carrier handler that unloads substrate carriers directly from a moving conveyor  
In a first aspect, a substrate loading station is served by a conveyor which continuously transports substrate carriers. A substrate carrier handler that is part of the substrate loading station...
7790607 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,...
7790527 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...
7790120 Apparatus and method for controlled decomposition oxidation of gaseous pollutants  
An apparatus is provided for treating pollutants in a gaseous stream. The apparatus comprises tubular inlets for mixing a gas stream with other oxidative and inert gases for mixture and flame...
7789969 Methods and apparatus for cleaning chamber components  
In a first aspect, a method for cleaning a semiconductor fabrication chamber component having an orifice is provided. The method includes (A) placing the component into a bath having a cleaning...
7787577 Asynchronous interface methods and apparatus  
In a first aspect of the invention, a first method is provided for aligning signals from a first receiver located in a first clock domain to a second receiver located in a second clock domain. The...
7784771 Spring body for gas spring assembly and method of forming same  
A spring body includes a filament structure formed from at least one length of filament material. An elastomeric wall at least partially defines a spring chamber and includes a first portion of...
7784164 Electronic device manufacturing chamber method  
A non-polygon shaped, multi-piece chamber is provided. A non-polygon shaped, multi-piece chamber may include (1) a central piece having a first side and a second side, (2) a first side piece...
7781805 Memory with high dielectric constant antifuses adapted for use at low voltage  
A memory array having memory cells comprising a diode and an antifuse can be made smaller and programmed at lower voltage by using an antifuse material having a higher dielectric constant and a...
7779527 Methods and apparatus for installing a scrubber brush on a mandrel  
In a first aspect, an apparatus is provided for forming a scrubber brush assembly. The apparatus includes a mandrel adapted to be inserted into a scrubber brush so as to form a scrubber brush...
7778721 Small lot size lithography bays  
In a first aspect, a small lot size lithography bay is provided. The small lot size lithography bay includes (1) a plurality of lithography tools; and (2) a small lot size transport system adapted...
7774887 Scrubber box and methods for using the same  
A scrubber box is provided that includes a tank adapted to receive a substrate for cleaning, supports outside of the tank and adapted to couple to ends of scrubber brushes disposed within the...
7773446 Methods and apparatus for extending the effective thermal operating range of a memory  
Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for thermal regulation of a non-volatile memory IC. The systems and apparatus may include a thermal sensor on a memory IC; and a heating element...
7770431 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...
7767499 Method to form upward pointing p-i-n diodes having large and uniform current  
A method is disclosed to form an upward-pointing p-i-n diode formed of deposited silicon, germanium, or silicon-germanium. The diode has a bottom heavily doped p-type region, a middle intrinsic or...
7764549 Floating body memory cell system and method of manufacture  
A plurality of integrated circuit features are provided in the context of an array of memory cells including a plurality of word lines and a plurality of bit lines. Each memory cell includes a...
7761945 Apparatus and methods for preventing pressure ulcers in bedfast patients  
A mattress and temperature control system for preventing pressure ulcers is provided. The mattress and temperature control system may include at least two chambers that may be alternately...
7754609 Cleaning processes for silicon carbide materials  
The cleaning of silicon carbide materials on a large-scale is described. Certain silicon carbide materials in the form of wafer-lift pins, wafer-rings and/or wafer-showerheads are cleaned by using...
7754605 Ultrashallow semiconductor contact by outdiffusion from a solid source  
The surface of a conductive layer such as a conductive nitride, a conductive silicide, a metal, or metal alloy or compound, is exposed to a dopant gas which provides an n-type or p-type dopant....
7752514 Methods and apparatus for testing a scan chain to isolate defects  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided for isolating a defect in a scan chain. The invention includes modifying a first test mode of a plurality of latches included in a scan chain, operating...
7736600 Apparatus for manufacturing a process abatement reactor  
A thermal reactor for use during the abatement of a semiconductor manufacturing process is provided, including a thermal reaction unit having: an interior porous wall that defines a central...
7736599 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...
7733239 Distance determining system and method  
A distance determining system includes a first transceiver and a second transceiver spaced a distance from the first transceiver and inductively coupled thereto. The first transceiver outputs a...


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