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Markus T Buehler, John M Cohn, David J Hathaway, Jason D Hibbeler, Juergen Koehl: Use of redundant routes to increase the yield and reliability of a VLSI layout. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, Richard M Kotulak Esq, December 11, 2007: US07308669 (154 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and system for inserting redundant paths into an integrated circuit. Particularly, the invention provides a method for identifying a single via in a first path connecting two elements, determining if an alternate route is available for connecting the two elements (other than a ...


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Brent A Anderson, Matthew J Breitwisch, Edward J Nowak: Substrate backgate for trigate FET. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, August 12, 2008: US07411252 (123 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a tri-gate field effect transistor with a back gate and the associated methods of forming the transistor. Specifically, a back gate is incorporated into a lower portion of a fin. A tri-gate structure is formed on the fin and is electrically isolated from the back gate. The back gate can ...


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Brent A Anderson, Edward J Nowak: Multiple-gate device with floating back gate. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, William D Sabo Esq, August 21, 2007: US07259420 (73 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a multiple-gate transistor that includes a channel region and source and drain regions at ends of the channel region. A gate oxide is positioned between a logic gate and the channel region and a first insulator is formed between a floating gate and the channel region. The first insulato ...


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Marc H Cohen: Harvesting ambient radio frequency electromagnetic energy for powering wireless electronic devices, sensors and sensor networks and applications thereof. MHCMOS, Mohammad S Rahman Esq, Gibb & Rahman, July 15, 2008: US07400253 (70 worldwide citation)

A system and device for harvesting various frequencies and polarizations of ambient radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic (EM) energy for making a passive sensor (tag) into an autonomous passive sensor (tag) adapted to collect and store data with time-stamping and some primitive computation when nece ...


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Brent A Anderson, Thomas Ludwig, Edward J Nowak: Field effect transistor with raised source/drain fin straps. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, Richard M Kotulak Esq, November 25, 2008: US07456471 (46 worldwide citation)

Therefore, disclosed above are embodiments of a multi-fin field effect transistor structure (e.g., a multi-fin dual-gate FET or tri-gate FET) that provides low resistance strapping of the source/drain regions of the fins, while also maintaining low capacitance to the gate by raising the level of the ...


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Edward J Nowak: Fin-type field effect transistor. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, William D Sabo Esq, March 25, 2008: US07348642 (43 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are improved fin-type field effect transistor (FinFET) structures and the associated methods of manufacturing the structures. In one embodiment FinFET drive current is optimized by configuring the FinFET asymmetrically to decrease fin resistance between the gate and the source regio ...


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Shixia Liu, Zhong Su: Visual method and apparatus for enhancing search result navigation. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, March 10, 2009: US07502786 (43 worldwide citation)

A visual method for enhancing search result navigation, comprising: obtaining a first search result from a search engine; clustering the first search result to get clustering information; calculating the correlations between the clustering information and the ranked list of the first search result, ...


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David A Bartman: Dual output tray. Xerox Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, July 3, 2007: US07237969 (40 worldwide citation)

Embodiments herein comprise a printing/copying media output device or terminal that includes a single media output tray that can be used as a flat tray or a basket tray. The media output tray has a first portion that connects to a media output device, a second portion at the opposite (distal) end of ...


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Manoj K Agarwal, Manish Gupta, Gautam Kar, Parviz Kermani, Anindya Neogi: Systems, methods and computer programs for determining dependencies between logical components in a data processing system or network. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, August 5, 2008: US07409676 (37 worldwide citation)

Described are methods, apparatus and computer programs for determining run-time dependencies between logical components of a data processing environment. Components of the data processing environment are monitored by monitoring agents accessing run-time activity data via APIs of the managed system. ...


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Mark W Kuemerle, Susan K Lichtensteiger, Douglas W Stout, Ivan L Wemple: Integrated circuit design closure method for selective voltage binning. International Business Machines Corporation, Gibb & Rahman, Richard M Kotulak Esq, January 6, 2009: US07475366 (34 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are embodiments of a method of designing and producing an integrated circuit. During the pre-release chip design process, the method subdivides the overall process window for an integrated circuit design into smaller successive intervals corresponding to achievable performance. Each perfor ...



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