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Paul Brunemeier, Ph.D.
Paul E Brunemeier, Archita Sengupta, Justin F Gaynor, Robert H Havemann: Inhomogeneous materials having physical properties decoupled from desired functions. Novellus Systems, Silicon Valley Patent Group, March 29, 2005: US06873026 (16 worldwide citation)

A composition comprises a first component that provides a predetermined response to radiation, and a second component. Upon curing of the composition, portions of the first component bind together portions of the second component to form an inhomogeneous material having physical properties substanti ...


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Stephen Lee, Yury Georgievich Shreter, Yury Toomasovich Rebane, Ruslan Ivanovich Gorbunov: Light emitting semiconductor device. Arima Computer Corporation, Silicon Valley Patent Group, Omkar K Suryadevara, September 4, 2007: US07265374 (242 worldwide citation)

A novel NPBL and ANPL light emitting semiconductor device and a method for fabricating the same are provided. In the present invention, plural nano-particles are applied in the active layer of the light emitting semiconductor device, so that the leakage current thereof is reduced. In addition, the p ...


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Tsu Jae King Liu, Qiang Lu: Enhanced segmented channel MOS transistor with narrowed base regions. Synopsys, Silicon Valley Patent Group, Edward S Mao, March 24, 2009: US07508031 (224 worldwide citation)

By forming MOSFETs on a substrate having pre-existing ridges of semiconductor material (i.e., a “corrugated substrate”), the resolution limitations associated with conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes can be overcome, and high-performance, low-power transistors can be reliably produced ...


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Tsu Jae King Liu, Qiang Lu: Enhanced segmented channel MOS transistor with high-permittivity dielectric isolation material. Synopsys, Silicon Valley Patent Group, Edward S Mao, October 20, 2009: US07605449 (216 worldwide citation)

By forming MOSFETs on a substrate having pre-existing ridges of semiconductor material (i.e., a “corrugated substrate”), the resolution limitations associated with conventional semiconductor manufacturing processes can be overcome, and high-performance, low-power transistors can be reliably and repe ...


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Paul D Swieconek: Space reuse during technology upgrade in a protection area of an outdoor enclosure. Calix Networks, Silicon Valley Patent Group, December 27, 2005: US06980725 (137 worldwide citation)

An outdoor enclosure for a remote terminal is designed so that a structure supporting protector modules (normally coupled between telephone lines and line cards to prevent damage from a surge in current or voltage) is easily reachable and removable. To upgrade from copper to fiber, the just-describe ...


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Wesley P Graff: Using hydrogen gas in a post-etch radio frequency-plasma contact cleaning process. Novellus Systems, Silicon Valley Patent Group, September 28, 2004: US06796314 (121 worldwide citation)

Provided is a method for removing etch byproducts inside a contact hole while minimizing lateral etching of the contact hole. After an etching process, a wafer having a contact hole is placed inside a plasma reaction chamber. The contact hole contains etch byproducts that may degrade the quality of ...


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Richard K Williams, Michael E Cornell, Wai Tien Chan: Modular bipolar-CMOS-DMOS analog integrated circuit & power transistor technology. Advanced Analogic Technologies, Advanced Analogic Technologies, Silicon Valley Patent Group, February 15, 2005: US06855985 (102 worldwide citation)

A family of semiconductor devices is formed in a substrate that contains no epitaxial layer. In one embodiment the family includes a 5V CMOS pair, a 12V CMOS pair, a 5V NPN, a 5V PNP, several forms of a lateral trench MOSFET, and a 30V lateral N-channel DMOS. Each of the devices is extremely compact ...


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Michael Alex: Circuit and method for refreshing data recorded at a density sufficiently high to undergo thermal degradation. Komag, Omkar Suryadevara, Silicon Valley Patent Group, August 6, 2002: US06429984 (100 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method write data to a storage medium, and subsequently automatically refresh the data to avoid loss of the data due to spontaneous thermal degradation. The apparatus and method may check whether an indicator (also called “refresh indicator”) if saved contemporaneous with writing of ...


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Roger R Lowe Webb: Spectroscopically measured overlay target. Nanometrics Incorporated, Silicon Valley Patent Group, June 13, 2006: US07061615 (99 worldwide citation)

An overlay target for spectroscopic measurement includes at least two diffraction gratings, one grating overlying the other. The diffraction gratings may include an asymmetry relative to each other in order to improve resolution of the presence as well as the direction of any mis-registration. For e ...


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Christopher H Bajorek, Thomas A O Dell: Storage device including a center tapped write transducer. Komag, Silicon Valley Patent Group, October 10, 2006: US07119990 (97 worldwide citation)

A head for use in a drive includes a heating element capable of generating heat sufficient to cause the head to have a shape that is similar or identical to the shape that the head has when performing an operation (e.g. writing) on a recording medium in the drive. The heating element is activated wh ...