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Nitin K Ingle, Jing Tang, Yi Zheng, Zheng Yuan, Zhenbin Ge, Xinliang Lu, Chien Teh Kao, Vikash Banthia, William H McClintock, Mei Chang: Methods of thin film process. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, May 10, 2011: US07939422 (97 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a semiconductor structure includes forming a plurality of features across a surface of a substrate, with at least one space being between two adjacent features. A first dielectric layer is formed on the features and within the at least one space. A portion of the first dielectri ...


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Mohan Kumar, Venkat Rangan: Methods and systems for e-mail topic classification. Clearwell Systems, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, March 1, 2011: US07899871 (93 worldwide citation)

A method for processing e-mails includes receiving a plurality of e-mails. For each e-mail in the plurality of e-mails, a feature representation is generated for an e-mail based on a set of noun phrases associated with the e-mail. A set of topics associated with the plurality of e-mails is generated ...


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Ronald D Blum, Joshua N Haddock, William Kokonaski, Amitava Gupta: Advanced electro-active optic device. PixelOptics, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, April 19, 2011: US07926940 (58 worldwide citation)

Optical devices having a dynamic aperture and/or an apodization mask are provided. The aperture and/or mask may be provided by one or more electro-active elements, and may be used in an ophthalmic device that that is spaced apart from but in optical communication with an intraocular lens, a corneal ...


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Howard W H Lee: Method and structure for adhesion of absorber material for thin film photovoltaic cell. Stion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, June 14, 2011: US07960204 (55 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a thin film photovoltaic device includes providing a transparent substrate comprising a surface region and forming a first electrode layer overlying the surface region. The method further includes forming a thin layer of copper gallium material overlying the first electrode laye ...


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Erik J Shahoian: Haptic interface device and actuator assembly providing linear haptic sensations. Immersion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, July 3, 2012: US08212772 (54 worldwide citation)

An interface device and method providing haptic sensations to a user. A user physically contacts a housing of the interface device, and a sensor device detects the manipulation of the interface device by the user. An actuator assembly includes an actuator that provides output forces to the user as h ...


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Sunmi Chew, Bernard Andreas, Hanson S Gifford III, Ron French, Mark E Deem, Allan Will: Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents. Xtent, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, September 13, 2011: US08016870 (38 worldwide citation)

Blood vessels and other body lumens are stented using multiple, discrete stent structures, or continuous coiled or mesh stent structures. Stent structures may be a balloon expandable or self-expanding and are delivered by a delivery catheter which is repositioned to spaced-apart delivery sites. By c ...


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Srinivas D Nemani, Abhijit Basu Mallick, Ellie Y Yieh: Methods for forming a silicon oxide layer over a substrate. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, May 17, 2011: US07943531 (36 worldwide citation)

A method of depositing a silicon oxide layer over a substrate includes providing a substrate to a deposition chamber. A first silicon-containing precursor, a second silicon-containing precursor and a NH3 plasma are reacted to form a silicon oxide layer. The first silicon-containing precursor include ...


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Timothy P Stonehocker, Su Lin Wu: Method and system for providing focused search results by excluding categories. A9 Com, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, March 1, 2011: US07899818 (31 worldwide citation)

A method of providing search results includes performing a search in response to a search request, providing a first list of results responsive to the search request, providing a list of selectable terms based on content included in the first list of results, receiving a user-selected term from the ...


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Jingmei Liang, Anjana M Patel, Nitin K Ingle, Shankar Venkataraman: Stress management for tensile films. Applied Materials, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, May 3, 2011: US07935643 (30 worldwide citation)

The formation of a gap-filling silicon oxide layer with reduced tendency towards cracking is described. The deposition involves the formation of a flowable silicon-containing layer which facilitates the filling of trenches. Subsequent processing at high substrate temperature causes less cracking in ...


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Howard W H Lee: Metal species surface treatment of thin film photovoltaic cell and manufacturing method. Stion Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, September 27, 2011: US08026122 (28 worldwide citation)

A method for forming a thin film photovoltaic device. The method includes providing a transparent substrate including a surface region. A first electrode layer is formed overlying the surface region. A copper layer is formed overlying the first electrode layer and an indium layer overlying the coppe ...



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