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Month of July 2004 - Page Number 3

Showing 21 - 30 of 257 from July 2004
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  1. 21.
    Disclosed is a method that uses a DC electron plasma (in the presence of a radical reactive species) to stimulate reactions from ILD (inter-layer dielectric) surfaces and seal porous low-dielectric constant materials. Benefits include a solution that is less expensive and eliminates ion bombardment damage.
    IPCOM000030144D | 2004-Jul-29
  2. 22.
    Disclosed is a method that selectively deposits noble metals (such as Ag, Au etc.) on thick copper structures to increase the oxidation resistance of copper and to reduce copper electro-migration with minimum resistance impact.
    IPCOM000030143D | 2004-Jul-29
  3. 23.
    Disclosed is a method that uses ALD (atomic layer deposition) to deposit film between bonded wafers or dice to stop the copper from corroding and diffusing. Benefits include a solution that speeds vapor diffusion and eliminates potential shorting and leakage problems associated with metal passivation layers.
    IPCOM000030142D | 2004-Jul-29
  4. 24.
    Disclosed is a method that eliminates the notch or gap in the chuck; this notch or gap can introduce non-uniformities for the annealing of a wafer.
    IPCOM000030141D | 2004-Jul-29
  5. 25.
    Disclosed is a method that consists of an electron beam (E-beam) and back scatter electron detector, in addition to the standard ion beam which performs the milling. The electron image "sees" the circuit below the silicon surface by imaging to depths which are not "seen" by the focused ion beam (FIB) image.
    IPCOM000030140D | 2004-Jul-29
  6. 26.
    Concepts are disclosed for the recovery or launch of unmanned vehicles. These concepts are applicable for both aerial and underwater vehicle recovery. The concepts use a "kite" or tow-body to deploy and control a cable. The cable is fitted with a homing device/beacon. The vehicle is equipped with a receiver and...
    IPCOM000030139D | 2004-Jul-29
  7. 27.
    Proposal for a new feature enabling the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) to provide information about its performance status at runtime.
    IPCOM000030137D | Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-29
  8. 28.
    Breath driven keyboard Unfortunately, persons with hands disability handicaps or with problems in the coordination of the arm movements could have problems in handling a normal keyboard or cannot use it at all. The proposal is to use a breath driven device to simulate the keyboard.
    IPCOM000030136D | Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-29
  9. 29.
    System Health Indicators The disclosed idea provides a method to build a unique index that can immediately account for the status of the whole IT system; the index is based on a set of sub-indexes, used to provide the unique detail for each defined "sub-system" component.
    IPCOM000030135D | Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-29
  10. 30.
    Enhanced spelling check When using a word processor it is a quite usual practice to enable an available words spelling checker. If it is enabled, the word processor will signal wrong typed words or errors by underlying them, while the user is typing the text. The user gives a look and then corrects the spelling ...
    IPCOM000030134D | Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-29