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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...
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....


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