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US-7,772,583 Memory devices and methods of forming the same
Memory devices having a plurality of memory cells, with each memory cell including a phase change material having a laterally constricted portion thereof. The...
US-7,772,537 Linear distributed pixel differential amplifier having mirrored inputs
A pixel circuit that partially incorporates an associated column amplifier into the pixel circuitry. By incorporating part of a mirrored amplifier into the...
US-7,772,116 Methods of forming blind wafer interconnects
Methods for forming blind wafer interconnects (BWIs) from the back side of a previously thinned substrate structure such as a semiconductor wafer to the...
US-7,772,115 Methods for forming through-wafer interconnects, intermediate structures so formed, and devices and systems...
A method for forming through-wafer interconnects (TWI) in a substrate of a thickness in excess of that of a semiconductor die such as a semiconductor wafer....
US-7,772,066 DRAM tunneling access transistor
In one embodiment, a first transistor is comprised of a first p+ source region doped in an n-well in the substrate and a first n+ drain region doped on one side...
US-7,771,917 Methods of making templates for use in imprint lithography
A method of forming a template for use in imprint lithography. The method comprises providing an ultraviolet ("UV") wavelength radiation transparent layer and...
US-7,771,537 Methods and systems for controlling temperature during microfeature workpiece processing, E.G. CVD deposition
The present disclosure provides methods and systems for controlling temperature. The method has particular utility in connection with controlling temperature in...
US-7,771,220 Electrical connecting apparatus
An embodiment of an electrical connecting apparatus comprises an electrical insulating plate, an elastic plate made of an electrical insulating material arranged...
US-7,771,115 Temperature sensor circuit, device, system, and method
A sensor, device, system and method for sensing temperature includes a pull up circuit coupled to a pull down circuit for generating a variable pull up output...
US-7,770,079 Error scanning in flash memory
Various embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems to scan at least a portion of a memory device for potential errors when a condition for scanning is...
US-7,769,286 Method and apparatus of determining the best focus position of a lens
A method and apparatus for accurately auto focusing a lens of an imaging device. An imaged scene is split into an array of zones. The minimum and maximum...
US-7,768,868 Digital filters for semiconductor devices
A memory device that, in certain embodiments, includes a memory element and a digital filter. The digital filter may include a counter and a divider, where the...
US-7,768,861 Software refreshed memory device and method
A software refreshed memory device comprises a plurality of memory cells that must be periodically refreshed to avoid losing data. Preferably, the memory cells...
US-7,768,846 Individual I/O modulation in memory devices
A DRAM circuit with reduced power consumption and in some circumstances faster memory array access speed. Input/output lines connected to a memory array are...
US-7,768,839 Memory read methods, apparatus, and systems
Some embodiments include first memory cells and a first line used to access the first memory cells, second memory cells and at least one second line used to...
US-7,768,838 Operating memory cells
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, devices, modules, and systems for reading non-volatile memory cells. One method includes programming a...
US-7,768,835 Non-volatile memory erase verify
A memory device having memory cells fabricated in a substrate well is described. The memory device includes control circuitry to perform an erase operation on...
US-7,768,832 Analog read and write paths in a solid state memory device
A memory array in a memory device is coupled to an analog I/O data interface that enables analog voltage levels to be written to the memory array. The I/O...
US-7,768,812 Memory cells, memory cell programming methods, memory cell reading methods, memory cell operating methods, and...
Embodiments disclosed include memory cell operating methods, memory cell programming methods, memory cell reading methods, memory cells, and memory devices. In...
US-7,768,562 Method, apparatus and system providing imager vertical binning and scaling using column parallel sigma-delta...
A method, apparatus and system are disclosed for digitizing a plurality of analog pixel signals of a pixel array in a manner which produces a digital signal...
US-7,768,096 System for fabricating semiconductor components with conductive interconnects
A system for fabricating semiconductor components includes a semiconductor substrate, a thinning system for thinning the semiconductor substrate, an etching...
US-7,768,073 Memory array buried digit line
A method of forming a buried digit line is disclosed. Sacrificial spacers are formed along the sidewalls of an isolation trench, which is then filled with a...
US-7,768,062 Combined volatile and non-volatile memory device with graded composition insulator stack
A memory device is fabricated with a graded composition tunnel insulator layer. This layer is formed over a substrate with a drain and a source region. The...
US-7,768,058 NROM flash memory devices on ultrathin silicon
An NROM flash memory cell is implemented in an ultra-thin silicon-on-insulator structure. In a planar device, the channel between the source/drain areas is...
US-7,768,051 DRAM including a vertical surround gate transistor
DRAM memory cells having a feature size of less than about 4F2 include vertical surround gate transistors that are configured to reduce any short channel effect...
US-7,768,049 Polymer-based ferroelectric memory
Integrated memory circuits, key components in thousands of electronic and computer products, have been made using ferroelectric materials, which offer faster...
US-7,768,047 Imager element, device and system with recessed transfer gate
An imager element, device and imaging system image sensor pixel. The image sensor pixel includes a collection region, a floating diffusion region, and a transfer...
US-7,768,040 Imager device with electric connections to electrical device
An imager device is disclosed including a first substrate having an array of photo-sensitive elements formed thereon, a first conductive layer formed above the...
US-7,768,036 Integrated circuitry
This invention includes methods of forming layers comprising epitaxial silicon, and field effect transistors. In one implementation, a method of forming a layer...
US-7,767,913 Electronic devices including conductive vias having two or more conductive elements for providing electrical...
Electronic devices include a substrate with first and second pairs of conductive traces extending in or on the substrate. A first conductive interconnecting...
US-7,767,557 Chilled wafer dicing
A method for dicing a wafer is disclosed. One illustrative method includes forming a layer of frozen material above a plurality of integrated circuit dies on a...
US-7,767,544 Semiconductor fabrication method and system
Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. In one embodiment, the method includes...
US-7,767,525 Methods of forming vertical transistor structures
The invention includes methods in which an angled implant is utilized to self-align a source/drain region implant with the top edge of a gateline of a vertical...
US-7,767,514 Methods of implanting dopant into channel regions
The invention includes methods of forming channel region implants for two transistor devices simultaneously, in which a mask is utilized to block a larger...
US-7,767,365 Methods for forming and cleaning photolithography reticles
A method for removing impurities (e.g., atomic sulfur) from a reticle for use in photolithography is provided. In one embodiment, a reticle (or photomask)...
US-7,767,363 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-7,767,129 Imprint templates for imprint lithography, and methods of patterning a plurality of substrates
The invention comprises methods of patterning a plurality of substrates, and imprint templates used in imprint lithography. In one implementation, a method of...
US-7,765,426 Emerging bad block detection
Apparatus and methods, such as those that read data from non-volatile integrated circuit memory devices, such as NAND flash. For example, disclosed techniques...
US-7,765,424 System and method for injecting phase jitter into integrated circuit test signals
A memory test system injects phase jitter in memory command, address and write data signals in respective pin groups. A phase interpolator receiving a clock...
US-7,764,567 Word line driver circuitry and methods for using the same
Word line driver circuitry for selectively, charging and discharging one or more word lines is provided. The driver circuitry uses a dual transistor topology,...
US-7,764,563 Adjustable voltage regulator for providing a regulated output voltage
Voltage regulators, memories, and methods for providing a regulated output voltage are disclosed. For example, one such voltage regulator includes a comparator...
US-7,764,558 Hybrid sense amplifier and method, and memory device using same
Sense circuits, devices and methods are disclosed, including a sense amplifier circuit that has first and second complementary data lines and a sensing circuit....
US-7,764,554 I/O circuit with phase mixer for slew rate control
An apparatus includes a terminal, a first plurality of driver lines, and a first phase mixer. The driver lines drive the terminal to a first logic state...
US-7,764,073 Electrical connecting apparatus
The electrical connecting apparatus comprises: a wiring base plate having a first surface provided with a plurality of first conductive portions; a probe base...
US-7,763,933 Transistor constructions and processing methods
A transistor construction includes a first floating gate having a first conductive or semiconductive surface and a second floating gate having a second...
US-7,763,548 Microfeature workpiece processing system for, e.g., semiconductor wafer analysis
The present disclosure suggests apparatus and methods that can be used to chemically process microfeature workpieces, e.g., semiconductor wafers. One...
US-7,763,499 CMOS front end process compatible low stress light shield
An improved imaging device having a pixel arrangement featuring a multilayer light shield. The multilayer light shield includes stacked layers of light-shielding...
US-7,763,497 Structure and method for forming a capacitively coupled chip-to-chip signaling interface
A system and method for providing capacitively-coupled signaling in a system-in-package (SiP) device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a first...
US-7,763,453 Microfluidic mixing and analytic apparatus
Disclosed herein is a device comprising a pair of bellows pumps configured for efficient mixing at a microfluidic scale. By moving a fluid sample and particles...
US-7,763,327 Methods using ozone for CVD deposited films
A CVD ozone (O.sub.3) deposition process, with the preferred embodiment comprising the steps of disposing a substrate in a chemical vapor deposition chamber and...
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