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US-7,863,667 Zirconium titanium oxide films
Dielectric layers having an atomic layer deposited oxide containing titanium and zirconium and a method of fabricating such a dielectric layer produce a reliable...
US-7,863,663 Hybrid electrical contact
Techniques for manufacturing an electronic device. In certain embodiments, a substrate includes a lower patterned layer that has a target conductor. A...
US-7,863,597 Resistance variable memory devices with passivating material
A method of forming a non-volatile resistance variable device includes forming a first conductive electrode material on a substrate. A metal doped chalcogenide...
US-7,863,595 Reproducible resistance variable insulating memory devices having a shaped bottom electrode
The present invention relates to the use of a shaped bottom electrode in a resistance variable memory device. The shaped bottom electrode ensures that the...
US-7,863,199 Methods of forming particle-containing materials
The invention includes methods of forming particle-containing materials, and also includes semiconductor constructions comprising particle-containing materials....
US-7,863,198 Method and device to vary growth rate of thin films over semiconductor structures
Methods and devices for controlling a growth rate of films in semiconductor structures are shown. Chemical vapor deposition methods and devices include the use...
US-7,863,187 Microfeature workpieces and methods for forming interconnects in microfeature workpieces
Methods for forming interconnects in microfeature workpieces, and microfeature workpieces having such interconnects are disclosed herein. The microfeature...
US-7,863,176 Low-resistance interconnects and methods of making same
Devices and methods for providing low-resistance interconnects in a semiconductor device are provided. Specifically, one or more embodiments of the present...
US-7,863,133 Oxide epitaxial isolation
Non-volatile memory cell structures are described that are formed by a method including forming a first oxide layer on a horizontal strained substrate, forming...
US-7,862,964 Methods for photo-processing photo-imageable material
The invention includes methods for photo-processing photo-imageable material. Locations of the photo-imageable material where flare hot spots are expected to...
US-7,862,669 Method of insulation formation and application
The method of forming a lightweight, high performance, glass fiber blanket for acoustical and thermal insulation, that includes treating glass fibers with a...
US-7,862,428 Interactive action figures for gaming systems
An action figure is provided with a serial number that provides an access code which allows owners to engage in enjoyable games or other activities via the...
US-7,862,316 Foamed mechanical planarization pads made with supercritical fluid
Foamed thermoplastic polymeric mechanical planarization polishing pads ("MP pads") made with supercritical fluids are presented. A supercritical fluid foaming...
US-7,862,232 Temperature sensor, device and system including same, and method of operation
A temperature sensor and device and system including same, comprise a switched capacitor circuit configured to generate a noise voltage in response to switching...
US-7,862,111 Adjustable work surface
A multi-functional adjustable tray that mounts on the arm of a chair to provide a comfortably accessible work surface to support a computer mouse and other IO...
US-D630,245 Printer output accessory
US-7,861,139 Programming management data for NAND memories
Methods, apparatus, systems, and data structures may operate to generate or store error correction data for each of a plurality of sectors of a page except for a...
US-7,861,094 Data security for digital data storage
A computing system includes data encryption in the data path between a data source and data storage devices. The data encryption may utilize a key which is...
US-7,859,922 Programming a flash memory device
An initial verify read operation is performed after each programming pulse. The verify voltage starts at an initial verify voltage for the first word line and...
US-7,859,916 Symmetrically operating single-ended input buffer devices and methods
Embodiments are described including those pertaining to an input buffer having first and second complementary input terminals. One such input buffer has a...
US-7,859,893 Phase change memory structure with multiple resistance states and methods of programming and sensing same
A phase change memory structure with multiple resistance states and methods of forming, programming, and sensing the same. The memory structure includes two or...
US-7,859,888 Resistive memory device
A device having a resistive memory element, a control device, a digit line and a sensing circuit. The sensing circuit is configured to sense a voltage...
US-7,859,355 Regulated capacitive loading and gain control of a crystal oscillator during startup and steady state operation
An oscillator circuit and system are provided having a peak detector that can determine a peak voltage value from the oscillator. The peak voltage value can then...
US-7,859,295 Transmitter apparatus, systems, and methods
Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed that operate to drive an output with a data signal and to boost a potential of the output in response to a boost...
US-7,859,269 Pade' approximant based compensation for integrated sensor modules and the like
Methods and systems using Pade' Approximant expansion ratios provide mappings between nonlinear sensors and a more linear output domain. The method includes (a)...
US-7,859,112 Additional metal routing in semiconductor devices
Memory devices, such as DRAM memory devices, may include one or more metal layers above a local interconnect of the DRAM memory that make contact to lower gate...
US-7,859,050 Memory having a vertical access device
Semiconductor memory devices having vertical access devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of forming the device includes providing a recess in a...
US-7,859,046 Ballistic direct injection NROM cell on strained silicon structures
A nitride read only memory cell comprising a silicon-germanium layer with a pair of source/drain regions. A strained silicon layer is formed overlying the...
US-7,859,036 Memory devices having electrodes comprising nanowires, systems including same and methods of forming same
Memory devices having memory cells comprising variable resistance material include an electrode comprising a single nanowire. Various methods may be used to form...
US-7,858,950 Electrostatic dispersion lenses and ion beam dispersion methods
An EDL includes a case surface and at least one electrode surface. The EDL is configured to receive through the EDL a plurality of ion beams, to generate an...
US-7,858,921 Guided-mode-resonance transmission color filters for color generation in CMOS image sensors
Imager pixel arrays and methods for forming imager pixel arrays. An image sensor pixel includes a photosensor and a waveguide grating resonance filter formed...
US-7,858,914 Method and apparatus for reducing dark current and hot pixels in CMOS image sensors
Methods and apparatuses for reducing dark current and hot pixels in CMOS image sensors. A pixel apparatus includes a photosensor capable of generating dark...
US-7,858,912 Ultra low voltage CMOS image sensor architecture
An optical sensor has at least one pixel that generates an output voltage that changes at a rate dependent on the light intensity incident on the pixel. The time...
US-7,858,815 Systems and methods for forming tantalum oxide layers and tantalum precursor compounds
A method of forming (and apparatus for forming) a tantalum oxide layer on a substrate, particularly a semiconductor substrate or substrate assembly, using a...
US-7,858,535 Methods of reducing defect formation on silicon dioxide formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes and...
Methods for reducing and inhibiting defect formation on silicon dioxide formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) are disclosed. Defect reduction is accomplished...
US-7,858,523 Unsymmetrical ligand sources, reduced symmetry metal-containing compounds, and systems and methods including same
The present invention provides metal-containing compounds that include at least one .beta.-diketiminate ligand, and methods of making and using the same. In some...
US-7,858,518 Method for forming a selective contact and local interconnect in situ
A process for the in situ formation of a selective contact and a local interconnect on a semiconductor substrate. The exposed semiconductor substrate regions of...
US-7,858,506 Diodes, and methods of forming diodes
Some embodiments include methods of forming diodes in which a first electrode is formed to have a pedestal extending upwardly from a base. At least one layer is...
US-7,858,486 Methods of forming a plurality of capacitors
The invention includes methods and integrated circuitry. Pillars project outwardly from openings in a first material over individual capacitor storage node...
US-7,858,471 Methods of fabricating an access transistor for an integrated circuit device, methods of fabricating periphery...
Fabrication methods for gate transistors in integrated circuit devices enable the formation of recessed access device structures or FinFET structures having...
US-7,858,468 Memory devices and formation methods
A method includes forming an electrical insulator material over an integrated circuit having a metal-containing conductive interconnect and activating a dopant...
US-7,858,458 CMOS fabrication
A method of manufacturing a memory device includes an nMOS region and a pMOS region in a substrate. A first gate is defined within the nMOS region, and a second...
US-7,858,429 Packaged microelectronic imagers and methods of packaging microelectronic imagers
Microelectronic imagers, methods for packaging microelectronic imagers, and methods for forming electrically conductive through-wafer interconnects in...
US-7,858,420 Microelectronic imaging units and methods of manufacturing microelectronic imaging units
Methods for manufacturing microelectronic imaging units and microelectronic imaging units that are formed using such methods are disclosed herein. In one...
US-7,858,353 Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius...
Isolated and/or purified polypeptides and nucleic acid sequences encoding polypeptides from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius are provided. Further provided are...
US-7,858,069 Enhancement of alkylation catalysts for improved supercritical fluid regeneration
A method of modifying an alkylation catalyst to reduce the formation of condensed hydrocarbon species thereon. The method comprises providing an alkylation...
US-7,857,982 Methods of etching features into substrates
The invention includes methods of etching features into substrates. A plurality of hard mask layers is formed over material of a substrate to be etched. A...
US-7,857,646 Electrical testing apparatus having masked sockets and associated systems and methods
An apparatus for forming a temporary electrical connection with a microelectronic component and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. Embodiments...
US-7,857,021 System for positioning a workpiece
A system for positioning a workpiece in an optimized position. In one embodiment a marking device places a mark on the workpiece prior to the workpiece passing...
US-D629,840 Printer input accessory
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