Patents - 2002

Micromachined optomechanical switches
Ming Wu, Li Fan and Anis Husain
U.S. Patent 6,498,870. December 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,493,373. December 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,493,372. December 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,493,371. December 2002

Method of forming a transistor with a strained channel
Yee-Chia Yeo, Fu-Liang Yang and Chenming Hu
U.S. Patent 6,492,216. December 2002

Method and apparatus for digitally shredding similar documents within large document sets in a data processing environment
Alexander Aiken
U.S. Patent 6,493,709. December 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,490,311. December 2002

Transmission and reception of duobinary multilevel pulse-amplitude-modulated optical signals using subtraction-based encoder
Joseph Mardell Kahn and Keangpo Ho
U.S. Patent 6,490,069. December 2002

High-Q micromechanical device and method of tuning same
Jun-Bo Yoon and Clark T.-C. Nguyen
U.S. Patent 6,490,147. December 2002

Method and device for controlled cleaving process
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,486,041. November 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,487,231. November 2002

Vertical cavity apparatus with tunnel junction
Julien Boucart, Constance Chang-Hasnain, Michael Jansen, Rashit Nabiev and Wupen Yuen
U.S. Patent 6,487,230. November 2002

Multi-level scanning method for defect inspection
Jeffrey Bokor and Seongtae Jeong
U.S. Patent 6,484,306. November 2002

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 6,483,736. November 2002

Micro-machined angle-measuring gyroscope
Andrei M. Shkel and Roger T. Howe
U.S. Patent 6,481,285. November 2002

Charge trapping device and method for implementing a transistor having a negative differential resistance mode
Tsu-Jae King and David K. Y. Liu
U.S. Patent 6,479,862. November 2002

Microfabricated filter and shell constructed with a permeable membrane
Kyle S. Lebouitz, Roger T. Howe and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 6,478,974. November 2002

Methods for forming openings in a substrate and apparatuses with these openings and methods for creating assemblies with openings
John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig and Frank Lowe
U.S. Patent 6,479,395. November 2002

Biphasic multiple level storage method
Martin H. Graham
U.S. Patent 6,473,252. October 2002

Method and system for equivalence-checking combinatorial circuits using iterative binary-decision-diagram sweeping and structural satisfiability analysis
Malay Kumar Ganai, Geert Janssen, Florian Karl Krohm, Andreas Kuehlmann and Viresh Paruthi
U.S. Patent 6,473,884. October 2002

Optical switch having equalized beam spreading in all connections
Michael Daneman, Behrang Behin, Meng-Hsiung Kiang and Kam Yin Lau
U.S. Patent 6,473,544. October 2002

System and method for constraint based sequential pattern mining
Minos Garofalakis, Rajeev Rastogi and Kyuseok Shim
U.S. Patent 6,473,757. October 2002

Probabilistic privacy protection
Poorvi L. Vora, Verna E. Knapp and Umesh V. Vazirani
U.S. Patent 6,470,299. October 2002

Web process interconnect in electronic assemblies
Jeffrey Jay Jacobsen, Glenn Wilhelm Gengel, Mark A. Hadley, Gordon S. W. Craig and John Stephen Smith
U.S. Patent 6,468,638. October 2002

Controlled cleavage process and resulting device using beta annealing
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,458,672. October 2002

Animation system and method for animating object fracture
James F. O'Brien and Jessica K. Hodgins
U.S. Patent 6,456,289. September 2002

Method and apparatus for measuring D.C. and A.C. voltages using non-contacting sensors
Joel M. Libove, Steven Chacko and Jerome Singer
U.S. Patent 6,452,398. September 2002

Optical switch having equalized beam spreading in all connections
Meng-Hsiung Kiang, Behrang Behin, Michael Daneman and Kam Yin Lau
U.S. Patent 6,449,407. September 2002

Polycrystalline silicon-germanium films for micro-electromechanical systems application
Andrea Franke, Roger T. Howe and Tsu-Jae King
U.S. Patent 6,448,622. September 2002

Transmitter directed code division multiple access system using path diversity to equitably maximize throughput
Etienne F. Chaponniere, Peter J. Black, Jack M. Holtzman and David Ngar Ching Tse
U.S. Patent 6,449,490. September 2002

Method and apparatus for mode locking of external cavity semiconductor lasers with saturable Bragg reflectors
Ming C. Wu and Ji-Lin Shen
U.S. Patent 6,449,301. September 2002

Transmission and reception of duobinary multilevel pulse-amplitude-modulated optical signals using subsequence-based encoder
Joseph Mardell Kahn and Keangpo Ho
U.S. Patent 6,445,476. September 2002

Microfabricated AC impedance sensor
Peter Krulevitch, Harold D. Ackler, Frederick Becker, Bernhard E. Boser, Adam B. Eldredge, Christopher K. Fuller, Peter R. C. Gascoyne, Julie K. Hamilton, Stefan P. Swierkowski and Xiao-Bo. Wang
U.S. Patent 6,437,551. August 2002

Method of making high aspect ratio features during surface micromachining
Minfan Pai, Norman C. Tien and J. Greg Couillard
U.S. Patent 6,429,034. August 2002

Enhancement of NMR and MRI in the presence of hyperpolarized noble gases
Alexander Pines, Thomas Budinger, Gil Navon, Yi-Qiao Song, Stephan Appelt, Angelo Bifone, Rebecca Taylor, Boyd Goodson, Roberto Seydoux, Toomas Room and Tanja Pietrass
U.S. Patent 6,426,058. July 2002

Method and apparatus for upconverting and filtering an information signal utilizing a vibrating micromechanical device
Clark T.-C. Nguyen
U.S. Patent 6,424,074. July 2002

System and method for non-uniform scaled mapping
Maneesh Agrawala and Chris Stolte
U.S. Patent 6,424,933. July 2002

Transmission and reception of duobinary multilevel pulse-amplitude-modulated optical signals using finite-state machine-based encoder
Joseph Mardell Kahn and Keangpo Ho
U.S. Patent 6,424,444. July 2002

Capacitor discharging circuit
Martin H. Graham
U.S. Patent 6,424,125. July 2002

Methods for creating elements of predetermined shape and apparatuses using these elements
John Stephen Smith, Mark A. Hadley and Jay Tu
U.S. Patent 6,420,266. July 2002

Separation of thin films from transparent substrates by selective optical processing
Nathan W. Cheung, Timothy D. Sands and William S. Wong
U.S. Patent 6,420,242. July 2002

Data transmission using arithmetic coding based continuous error detection
Kannan Ramchandran, Jim Chou and Igor Kozintsev
U.S. Patent 6,418,549. July 2002

FinFET transistor structures having a double gate channel extending vertically from a substrate and methods of manufacture
Chenming Hu, Tsu-Jae King, Vivek Subramanian, Leland Chang, Xuejue Huang, Yang-Kyu Choi, Jakub Tadeusz Kedzierski, Nick Lindert, Jeffrey Bokor and Wen-Chin Lee
U.S. Patent 6,413,802. July 2002

Proximity-based redirection system for robust and scalable service-node location in an internetwork
Steven McCanne and William C. Destein
U.S. Patent 6,415,323. July 2002

Section division operating point determination method for multicarrier communication systems
Brian Scott Krongold, Kannan Ramchandran and Douglas L. Jones
U.S. Patent 6,400,773. June 2002

Generic layer transfer methodology by controlled cleavage process
Nathan W. Cheung and Francois J. Henley
U.S. Patent 6,391,740. May 2002

Intelligent systems and methods for processing image data based upon anticipated regions of visual interest
Lawrence W. Stark and Claudio M. Privitera
U.S. Patent 6,389,169. May 2002

Integrated circuit structure including three-dimensional memory array
Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, Paul Michael Farmwald and James M. Cleeves
U.S. Patent 6,385,074. May 2002

Testing integrated circuit dice
John Stephen Smith
U.S. Patent 6,380,729. April 2002

Apparatus for fabricating needles via conformal deposition in two-piece molds
Neil H. Talbot, Christopher G. Keller and Albert P. Pisano
U.S. Patent 6,375,148. April 2002

Master three-phase induction motor with satellite three-phase motors driven by a single-phase supply
Otto J. M. Smith
U.S. Patent 6,356,041. March 2002

Dynamic sectorization in a CDMA cellular system employing centralized base-station architecture
Adam L. Schwartz and Kam-Yin Lau
U.S. Patent 6,353,600. March 2002

Vertically stacked field programmable nonvolatile memory and method of fabrication
Mark G. Johnson, Thomas H. Lee, Vivek Subramanian, P. Michael Farmwald and James M. Cleeves
U.S. Patent 6,351,406. February 2002

Method of separating films from bulk substrates by plasma immersion ion implantation
Nathan W. Cheung, Xiang Lu and Chenming Hu
U.S. Patent 6,344,404. February 2002

Electrothermally actuated vibromotor
Minfan Pai and Norman C. Tien
U.S. Patent 6,338,249. January 2002

Controlled cleavage thin film separation process using a reusable substrate
Francois J. Henley and Nathan W. Cheung
U.S. Patent 6,335,264. January 2002

Method of forming a low temperature metal bond for use in the transfer of bulk and thin film materials
Nathan W. Cheung, Timothy David Sands and William S. Wong
U.S. Patent 6,335,263. January 2002