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David C Contois: Computer control system and user interface for media playing devices. Michael W Starkweather, Valerie L Starkweather, January 26, 1999: US05864868 (527 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for controlling a media playing device. The system provides a user interface for allowing a user access to media pieces stored in a media database. The interface is also for controlling a media playing device, like a player piano or movie playing video device, that is co ...


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Guy Blalock, David S Becker, Fred Roe: Process for selectively etching a layer of silicon dioxide on an underlying stop layer of silicon nitride. Micron Technology, Michael W Starkweather, February 15, 1994: US05286344 (113 worldwide citation)

More specifically, a process is provided for etching a multilayer structure to form a predetermined etched pattern therein. The subject process comprises providing the multilayer structure having a plurality of structural layers. The structural layers of the multilayer structure comprise a silicon d ...


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Ruojia Lee, Fernando Gonzalez: Insulated-gate vertical field-effect transistor with high current drive and minimum overlap capacitance. Micron Technology, Michael W Starkweather, October 5, 1993: US05250450 (108 worldwide citation)

An insulated-gate vertical FET has a channel region and gate structure that is formed along the sidewall of trench in a P-type semiconductor substrate. The drain and source regions of the FET are formed in the mesa and the base portions of the trench. All contacts to the gate, drain, and source regi ...


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Mark A Hawes: Programmable logic device macrocell with an exclusive feedback and exclusive external input lines for registered and combinatorial modes using a dedicated product term for control. Micron Semiconductor, Michael W Starkweather, April 5, 1994: US05300830 (87 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic device (PLD) with an output macrocell circuit is disclosed. Specifically, there is a field programmable logic array (FPLA) using a dedicated product term for macrocell control. Particularly, the macrocells contain a faster, more flexible, and exclusive feedback line as well as a ...


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Hal C Salter: System and method of instructing musical notation for a stringed instrument. Allegro Multimedia, Advantia Law Group, Michael W Starkweather, Jason P Webb, April 21, 2009: US07521619 (76 worldwide citation)

A system and method of instructing a user to read musical notation through interaction with a graphical user interface and an input instrument representative of a stringed instrument comprising a plurality of modes of instruction which progressively direct and alter characteristics of the user inter ...


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James E O Toole, Brian P Higgins: Forced substrate test mode for packaged integrated circuits. Micron Technology, Michael W Starkweather, May 18, 1993: US05212442 (68 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit such as an SRAM or DRAM fabricated in a package having a number of external pins includes a plurality of inputs and outputs electrically coupled to the external package pins, an internal substrate that is unconnected to any of the external pins, a test mode indicator circuit ha ...


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David L Kordecki: Illuminated controller. CTS Corporation, Michael W Starkweather, Mark P Bourgeois, March 2, 1999: US05876106 (66 worldwide citation)

An illuminated controller having a membrane potentiometer for use as a light dimmer or other voltage controlling device. The controller has a backplate that acts as a sturdy base, and a cover, having sidewalls and a top wall with a central opening. The cover is mounted on the backplate and a layered ...


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Jerry A Young, Steven L Mitchell, Steven W Heppler: IC pin forming machine with integrated IC testing capability. Micron Technology, Michael W Starkweather, September 28, 1993: US05248075 (64 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to integrated circuits (ICs) fabrication and testing. Particularly, there is an IC pin/lead trimming and forming machine that is adapted to electrically test ICs for electrical defects. Uniquely, the IC testing can occur at any pin forming station after the IC pins or l ...


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Gurtej S Sandhu, Chris C Yu: IC chemical mechanical planarization process incorporating slurry temperature control. Micron Semiconductor, Michael W Starkweather, April 5, 1994: US05300155 (57 worldwide citation)

An IC chemical mechanical planarization (cmp) process incorporating slurry temperature control. Specifically, there is a VCMP process which requires small holders 18. The VCMP process incorporates small quantities of chemicals in the holder, and utilizes a system of closely regulating the heating an ...


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Kurt P Douglas, Paul S Zagar: Field programmable logic array with two or planes. Micron Technology, Michael W Starkweather, June 15, 1993: US05220215 (51 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic device (PLD) is disclosed which can efficiently, in a real estate sense, emulate a Mealy state machine. Specifically, there is a PLD which has: (1) a programmable logical AND and two programmable logical OR arrays, similar to a field programmable logic array; and (2) one of the ...