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Larry Clevenger, Louis L C Hsu, Chandrasekhar Narayan, Jeremy K Stephens, Michael Wise: Fuse processing using dielectric planarization pillars. International Business Machines Corporation, Infineon Technologies North America, Peter W Peterson, H Daniel Schnurmann, Delio & Peterson, July 16, 2002: US06420216 (213 worldwide citation)

An electrical fuse structure comprises a semiconductor substrate; at least one electrically insulating layer over the semiconductor substrate having a portion thereof containing electrical wiring and another, adjacent portion thereof substantially free of electrical wiring; optionally, a further ele ...


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Jeffrey P Gambino, Scott Halle, Jack A Mandelman, Jeremy K Stephens: Raised source/drain using recess etch of polysilicon. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven Capella, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, June 22, 1999: US05915183 (28 worldwide citation)

A process for forming raised source/drain junctions using CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) combined with a recess etch of blanket polysilicon. The raised source/drains are defined by gate conductors and by raised STI (Shallow Trench Isolation) which also reduces leakage current through the device ...


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Hiroyuki Akatsu, Louis L Hsu, Jeremy K Stephens, Daniel W Storaska: DRAM direct sensing scheme. International Business Machines Corporation, Daryl K Neff Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, September 10, 2002: US06449202 (18 worldwide citation)

A direct sensing circuit and method for reading data from a memory cell connected to a bitline, with open bitline sensing without using a reference bitline signal, onto a data line in a data read operation. Prior to the data read operation, both the bitline and the data line are precharged to precha ...


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Louis L Hsu, Karl D Selander, Michael A Sorna, Jeremy K Stephens, Huihao Xu: Automatic adaptive equalization method and system for high-speed serial transmission link. International Business Machines Corporation, Daryl Neff, Joseph P Abate, November 13, 2007: US07295618 (10 worldwide citation)

A data communication system includes a transmitter unit and a receiver unit. The transmission unit has a transmission characteristic that is adjustable in accordance with equalization information. The transmission unit is operable to transmit a predetermined signal and the receiver unit is operable ...


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Lawrence A Clevenger, Louis L C Hsu, Jeremy K Stephens, Michael Wise: Diamond as a polish-stop layer for chemical-mechanical planarization in a damascene process flow. International Business Machines Corporation, Kelly M Reynolds, H Daniel Schnurmann, DeLio & Peterson, February 19, 2002: US06348395 (10 worldwide citation)

A method of using diamond or a diamond-like carbon layer as a polish-stop for patterning a metal level into an inter-level dielectric substrate using a damascene process flow. The diamond or diamond-like carbon layer is deposited onto the surface of the substrate before patterning the metal level. A ...


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Ramachandra Divakaruni, Jeffrey Peter Gambino, Carl J Radens, Jeremy K Stephens: Process for improving local uniformity of chemical mechanical polishing using a self-aligned polish rate enhancement layer. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb PLLC, July 17, 2001: US06261914 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for making a semiconductor device, includes forming an oxide layer on a silicon substrate, forming a nitride layer over the oxide layer; depositing one of a doped oxide layer and an undoped porous oxide layer on the nitride layer, etching trenches through the one of the doped layer and the ...


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Ciaran J Brennan, John A Fifield, Jeremy K Stephens, Daniel W Storaska: Writeback and refresh circuitry for direct sensed DRAM macro. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert A Walsh Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, March 23, 2004: US06711078 (7 worldwide citation)

A writeback and refresh circuit for a direct sense architecture memory wherein a plurality of primary sense amps are connected to a global data line and also to bitlines, each of which is coupled to an array of memory storage cells which are selected for write and read operations by a plurality of w ...


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John A Fifield, Toshiaki Kirihata, Wing K Luk, Jeremy K Stephens, Daniel W Storaska: Single bitline direct sensing architecture for high speed memory device. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert A Walsh Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, April 22, 2003: US06552944 (5 worldwide citation)

A single bitline direct sensing architecture employs a 4 transistor sense amplifier circuit located in each memory array, wherein the transistors function to selectively transfer data bits from either a true bitline or a complement bitline of the bitline pair to a data line. The data line is prefera ...


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Karl E Boggs, Kenneth M Davis, William F Landers, Robert M Merkling Jr, Michael L Passow, Jeremy K Stephens: Apparatus and method for controlling polishing of integrated circuit substrates. International Business Machines Corporation, Pollock Vande Sande & Amernick, August 15, 2000: US06102776 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for polishing a surface. The surface is positioned in contact with a rotating table having a polishing slurry or compound applied to a table surface. The pattern formed in the polishing compound as the table is rotated is monitored, and when the pattern dimensions reach a predetermined size ...


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Hibourahima Camara, Joseph Natonio, Karl D Selander, Michael A Sorna, Jeremy K Stephens, Daniel W Storaska: Data transceiver and method for equalizing the data eye of a differential input data signal. International Business Machines Corporation, RatnerPrestia, April 1, 2008: US07352815 (4 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for counteracting high frequency attenuation of a differential input data signal as the signal is conducted through a data link. A differential input data signal is transmitted from a transmitter to a receiver through a data link. The data eye of the differential input data sign ...