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Mark Conrad Cudak, Bruce Dale Mueller, James Robert Kelton, Brian Keith Classon: Network protocol method, access point device and peripheral devices for providing for an efficient centrally coordinated peer-to-peer wireless communications network. Motorola, Darleen J Stockley, May 2, 2000: US06058106 (263 worldwide citation)

A network protocol method (300), access point device (600) and peripheral devices (700, 800) provide an efficient centrally coordinated peer-to-peer wireless communications network wherein the access point device: (1) broadcasts a block assignment that specifies a wireless source peripheral device a ...


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Brian Finlay Beaton, Colin Donald Smith, Bruce Dale Stalkie: Navigation tool for graphical user interface. Nortel Networks Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, March 14, 2000: US06037937 (167 worldwide citation)

The system and method consistent with the present invention provides improved graphical navigation tool for electronic devices. The graphical navigation tools may be used to navigate through documents at any direction at varying speeds. The navigation tool is preferably transparent to prevent obscur ...


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Tue Nguyen, Chien Hsiung Peng, Bruce Dale Ulrich: Hard mask method for transferring a multi-level photoresist pattern. Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Gerald Maliszewski, David C Ripma, October 13, 1998: US05821169 (48 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for forming intermediate levels in an integrated circuit dielectric during a damascene process using a hard mask layer to transfer the pattern of a photoresist mask having at least one intermediate thickness. The dielectric is covered with a hard mask layer, and the hard mask la ...


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Brian H Breneman, Bruce Dale: Intrinsically safe telephone. Gai Tronics, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 4, 1992: US05136630 (43 worldwide citation)

An intrinsically safe telephone as provided for use in hazardous areas. The telephone includes a single line instrument located in the hazardous area which, in turn, is coupled by a two-wire transmission path to a shunt diode barrier and a telephone line interface located in a safe environment. The ...


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Bruce Dale Ulrich: Multiple exposure masking system for forming multi-level resist profiles. Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, David C Ripma, Gerald W Maliszewski, May 19, 1998: US05753417 (38 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for forming multi-level profiles from a photoresist mask. The method includes exposing selected areas of a photoresist layer to two or more different patterns of light at different light dosage levels. For example, one pattern will be exposed to a relatively low dose of light, o ...


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Tue Nguyen, Bruce Dale Ulrich, David Russell Evans: Multi-level reticle system and method for forming multi-level resist profiles. Sharp Laboratories of America, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Gerald Maliszewski, David C Ripma, August 10, 1999: US05936707 (29 worldwide citation)

A method is providing for making a multi-level reticle which transmits a plurality of incident light intensities, which in turn, are used to form a plurality of thicknesses in a photoresist profile. A partially transmitting film, used as one of the layers of the reticle, is able to provide an interm ...


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Bruce Dale Ulrich, Tue Nguyen, Masato Kobayashi: Low temperature system and method for CVD copper removal. Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Gerald Maliszewski, David C Ripma, April 27, 1999: US05897379 (24 worldwide citation)

A method of using diluted nitric acid and an edge bead removal tool to remove copper from the perimeter of a semiconductor wafer is provided. In one embodiment, sensitive areas of the wafer are covered with photoresist, and the wafer perimeter cleared of photoresist, before the acid is applied. In a ...


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Tue Nguyen, Bruce Dale Ulrich, David Russell Evans: Multi-level photoresist profile method. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Sharp Microelectronics Technology, Gerald Maliszewski, David C Ripma, May 25, 1999: US05906910 (21 worldwide citation)

A method is providing for making a multi-level reticle which transmits a plurality of incident light intensities, which in turn, are used to form a plurality of thicknesses in a photoresist profile. A partially transmitting film, used as one of the layers of the reticle, is able to provide an interm ...


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Joseph Michael Nowack, Bruce Dale Mueller: Decoder circuit using bit-wise probability and method therefor. Motorola, Randall S Vaas, Michael C Soldner, April 10, 2001: US06215831 (16 worldwide citation)

A decoder circuit includes a probability circuit which generates branch metrics using bit-wise probabilities representing frame-to-frame correlation relationships. The branch metrics are input to a decoder which outputs decoded data bits as a function of the bit-wise probabilities for at least prede ...


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Tue Nguyen, Bruce Dale Ulrich, David Russell Evans: Method for forming a multi-level reticle. Sharp Microeletronics Technology, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Gerald Maliszewski, David C Ripma, June 22, 1999: US05914202 (14 worldwide citation)

A method is providing for making a multi-level reticle which transmits a plurality of incident light intensities, which in turn, are used to form a plurality of thicknesses in a photoresist profile. A partially transmitting film, used as one of the layers of the reticle, is able to provide an interm ...



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