Patents - 2000

Lossless current sensing in buck converters working with low duty cycles and high clock frequencies
Nazzareno Rossetti and Seth Sanders
U.S. Patent 6,166,528. December 2000

Controlled cleavage process and resulting device using beta annealing
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,162,705. December 2000

Controlled cleavage thin film separation process using a reusable substrate
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,159,825. December 2000

Silicon-on-silicon wafer bonding process using a thin film blister-separation method
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,159,824. December 2000

Controlled cleavage system using pressurized fluid
Francois J. Henley and Nathan Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,155,909. December 2000

Cluster tool method using plasma immersion ion implantation
Francois J. Henley and Nathan Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,153,524. November 2000

Methods for testing biological network models
Roland Stoughton and Richard M. Karp
U.S. Patent 6,132,969. November 2000

Pressurized microbubble thin film separation process using a reusable substrate
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,146,979. November 2000

Method for quality control and yield enhancement
Yongan Wu and Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
U.S. Patent 6,148,268. November 2000

Wafer-to-wafer transfer of microstructures using break-away tethers
Michael B. Cohn and Roger T. Howe
U.S. Patent 6,142,358. November 2000

Safe to execute verification of software
George C. Necula and Peter Lee
U.S. Patent 6,128,774. October 2000

Silicon-on-insulator transistors having improved current characteristics and reduced electrostatic discharge susceptibility
Chenming Hu, Mansun John Chan, Hsing-Jen Wann and Ping Keung Ko
U.S. Patent 6,121,077. September 2000

Apparatus for fast measurements of current and power with scaleable wand-like sensor
Jerome R. Singer and Joel M. Libove
U.S. Patent 6,118,270. September 2000

Pupilometer with pupil irregularity detection capability
Lawrence W. Stark, Claudio M. Privitera, Kamran Siminou and Jeffrey Oliver
U.S. Patent 6,116,736. September 2000

Method of drying passivated micromachines by dewetting from a liquid-based process
Micheal R. Houston, Roger T. Howe, Roya Maboudian and Uthara Srinivasan
U.S. Patent 6,114,044. September 2000

Antifuse structure suitable for VLSI application
Guobiao Zhang, Chenming Hu and Steve S. Chiang
U.S. Patent 6,111,302. August 2000

Method for fabricating needles via conformal deposition in two-piece molds
Neil H. Talbot, Christopher G. Keller and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 6,106,751. August 2000

Sense amplifier based flip-flop
Borivoje Nikolic and Wenyan Jia
U.S. Patent 6,107,853. August 2000

Planarizing technique for multilayered substrates
Francois J. Henley and Nathan Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,103,599. August 2000

Frequency offset estimation for wireless systems based on channel impulse response
Ahmad R. S. Bahai and Mohsen Sarraf
U.S. Patent 6,097,770. August 2000

Gettering technique for silicon-on-insulator wafers
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,083,324. July 2000

Sliding block (rate 8/9) trellis code for magnetic recording
Borivoje Nikolic and Ming-Tak Leung
U.S. Patent 6,081,210. June 2000

Method for image segmentation by minimizing the ratio between the exterior boundary cost and the cost of the enclosed region
Ingemar J. Cox and Satish B. Rao
U.S. Patent 6,078,688. June 2000

Anonymous certified delivery
Linda Jean Camp, Justin D. Tygar and Michael R. Harkavy
U.S. Patent 6,076,078. June 2000

Separation of thin films from transparent substrates by selective optical processing
Nathan W. Cheung, Timothy D. Sands and William S. Wong
U.S. Patent 6,071,795. June 2000

Micromachined vibratory rate gyroscope
William A. Clark, Thor Juneau and Roger T. Howe
U.S. Patent 6,067,858. May 2000

Apparatus and method for planar laminar mixing
John Evans, Dorian Liepmann and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 6,065,864. May 2000

Method and apparatus for reducing error in recovering information bits in a wireless system
Ahmad R. Bahai, Mohsen Sarraf and James Paul Seymour
U.S. Patent 6,067,295. May 2000

Method of cancelling ghosts from NMR images
Avideh Zakhor and Richard R. Rzedzian
U.S. Patent RE36,679. May 2000

Wide-dynamic-range variable-gain amplifier
Robert Godfrey Meyer
U.S. Patent 6,049,251. April 2000

Silicon-on-silicon hybrid wafer assembly
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,048,411. April 2000

Single-phase motor starters
Otto J. M. Smith
U.S. Patent 6,049,188. April 2000

Method and apparatus for rapid determinations of voltage and current in wires and conductors
Jerome R. Singer and Joel M. Libove
U.S. Patent 6,043,641. March 2000

Vertically stacked field programmable nonvolatile memory and method of fabrication
Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald and James M. Cleeves
U.S. Patent 6,034,882. March 2000

Method for performing functional comparison of combinational circuits
Andreas Kuehlmann and Florian Karl Krohm
U.S. Patent 6,035,107. March 2000

Method for controlled cleaving process
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,033,974. March 2000

Encoding/detection method for digital data transmitter with a signal having multiple levels
Howard W. Johnson and Martin H. Graham
U.S. Patent 6,031,472. February 2000

Encoding/detection method for digital data
Martin H. Graham
U.S. Patent 6,028,540. February 2000

Method of separating films from bulk substrates by plasma immersion ion implantation
Nathan W. Cheung, Xiang Lu and Chenming Hu
U.S. Patent 6,027,988. February 2000

Motor starter
Otto J. M. Smith
U.S. Patent 6,025,693. February 2000

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with an intracavity quantum-well optical absorber
Sui F. Lim, Janice A. Hudgings, Kam-Yin Lau and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain
U.S. Patent 6,026,108. February 2000

Sensor with separate actuator and sense fingers
Roger T. Howe and Stephen Bart
U.S. Patent RE36,498. January 2000

Low-voltage punch-through transient suppressor employing a dual-base structure
Bin Yu, Chenming Hu, Ya-Chin King, Jeffrey T. Pohlman and Rita Trivedi
U.S. Patent 6,015,999. January 2000

Method and system providing RF distribution for fixed wireless local loop service
John B. Georges, David M. Cutrer and Kam Y. Lau
U.S. Patent 6,014,546. January 2000

Controlled cleavage process using pressurized fluid
Francois J. Henley and Nathan Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,013,567. January 2000

Controlled cleaving process
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,013,563. January 2000

Reusable substrate for thin film separation
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,010,579. January 2000