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David K Biegesen, Noble M Johnson, Dirk J Bartlelink, Marvin D Moyer: Thermal gradient control for enhanced laser induced crystallization of predefined semiconductor areas. Xerox Corporation, Serge Abend, May 18, 1982: US04330363 (201 worldwide citation)

A method for laser induced conversion of large predefined areas of amorphous or polycrystalline semiconductor material, disposed nonepitaxially upon a substrate, into large single crystal areas, by controlling the lateral heat flow out of the melted regions of the areas for causing their recrystalli ...


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David K Biegelsen, Nicholas K Sheridon, Noble M Johnson: Fabrication of quantum confinement semiconductor light-emitting devices. Xerox Corporation, March 4, 1997: US05607876 (89 worldwide citation)

The present invention consists of an electroluminescent structure and method of fabrication of that structure in materials which have an indirect bandgap in their bulk form. The processing steps can all be standard VLSI methods. Quantum columns, quantum wires or quantum dots may be formed, for examp ...


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Anne Chiang, Noble M Johnson: Depletion mode thin film semiconductor photodetectors. Xerox Corporation, W Douglas Carothers Jr, July 1, 1986: US04598305 (66 worldwide citation)

A depletion mode thin film semiconductor photodetector comprises a crystalline silicon thin film on an insulating substrate with a source region, a drain region and a thin film light sensing channel region formed therebetween. A gate oxide formed over the channel region and a gate electrode formed o ...


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Linda T Romano, Brent S Krusor, Christopher L Chua, Noble M Johnson, Rose M Wood, Jack Walker: Removable large area, low defect density films for led and laser diode growth. Xerox Corporation, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, March 12, 2002: US06355497 (57 worldwide citation)

A technique based on etching a release layer, for separating the nearly lattice matched substrate from a base substrate is disclosed. A nearly lattice matched substrate for the epitaxial growth of Group-III nitride semiconductor devices and method of fabricating the nearly lattice matched substrate ...


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Peter Kiesel, Meng H Lean, Oliver Schmidt, Armin R Völkel, Noble M Johnson: Sensing photons from objects in channels. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Leading Edge Law Group, James T Beran, April 15, 2008: US07358476 (51 worldwide citation)

A fluidic structure includes a channel and along the channel is a series of sensing components to obtain information about objects traveling within the channel, such as droplets or other objects carried by fluid. At least one sensing component includes a set of cells of a photosensor array. The set ...


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Michael Bassler, Markus Beck, Peter Kiesel, Alex Hegyi, Tobias Buergel, Noble M Johnson: Transmitting/reflecting emanating light with time variation. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Leading Edge Law Group, Mark W Hrozenchik, April 20, 2010: US07701580 (37 worldwide citation)

A filter arrangement can transmit and/or reflect light emanating from a moving object so that the emanating light has time variation, and the time variation can include information about the object, such as its type. For example, emanating light from segments of a path can be transmitted/reflected t ...


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Oliver Schmidt, Peter Kiesel, Noble M Johnson, Patrick Y Maeda: Sensing photon energies of optical signals. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, James T Beran, Leading Edge Law Group, September 2, 2008: US07420677 (34 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit includes a photosensor array with subrange cells that photosense within respective subranges of an energy range. An optical signal and the array move relative to each other, and, for segments of their relative movement, sets of subrange cells photosense within subranges that ar ...


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Peter Kiesel, Meng H Lean, Oliver Schmidt, Armin R Volkel, Noble M Johnson: Sensing photons from object in channels. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Leading Edge Law Group, James T Beran, January 20, 2009: US07479625 (32 worldwide citation)

A fluidic structure includes a channel and along the channel is a series of sensing components to obtain information about objects traveling within the channel, such as droplets or other objects carried by fluid. At least one sensing component includes a set of cells of a photosensor array. The set ...


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Oliver Schmidt, Peter Kiesel, Noble M Johnson: Sensing photon energies emanating from channels or moving objects. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Leading Edge Law Group, James T Beran, June 16, 2009: US07547904 (30 worldwide citation)

Photons emanating from a channel in a fluidic structure or from moving objects are sensed using a photosensor array in an integrated circuit. The array includes subrange cells that photosense within respective subranges of a photon energy range. For example, the subrange cells can receive photons in ...


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Linda T Romano, Brent S Crusor, Chua Christopher L, Noble M Johnson, Rose M Wood, Walker Jack: Method of separating film with wide area and low defect density for growing led and laser diode, and a method of manufacturing semiconductor device. Xerox, September 21, 2001: JP2001-257193 (30 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To separate a low defect density film from a base substrate after growing the low defect density film on the base substrate.SOLUTION: A release layer for controlling the position of a boundary defect formed during film growing is formed and patterned on the base substrate (step ...