Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Daniel P. Morris
  • Patent number: 6514667
    Abstract: A lithographic structure and method of fabrication and use thereof having a plurality of layers at least one of which is a an RCHX layer which comprises a material having structural formula R:C:H:X, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, B, Sn, Fe, Ti and combinations thereof and wherein X is not present or is selected from the group consisting of one or more of O, N, S, and F and a layer of an energy active material. The RCHX layers are useful as hardmask layers, anti-reflection layers and hardmask anti-reflection layers. The RCHX layer can be vapor-deposited and patterned by patterning the energy active material and transferring the pattern to the RCHX layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina Babich, Alfred Grill, Scott David Halle, Arpan Pravin Mahorowala, Vishnubhai Vitthalbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 6512502
    Abstract: A projection display for displaying a color image formed of a plurality of color pixels. Each color pixel has a combination of different color light components. The display has a light source for supplying light to an optical path. A projection lens is disposed in the optical path, as are first and second light valves. The first and second light valves each have a plurality of subpixels. Each subpixel has an associated color filter for reflecting a corresponding color light component. The sub-pixels are grouped into groups of three, each group has a single sub-pixel from one of the first or second light valves and the remaining two sub-pixels from the other light valve, which together combine to form a color pixel of the color image for each of the color pixels of the color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Ho, Alan Edward Rosenbluth
  • Patent number: 6509136
    Abstract: A process of drying a cast film polymeric disposed upon a workpiece. In this process a cast polymeric film, which includes a volatile organic compound therein, disposed on a workpiece, is contacted with an extraction agent which may be liquid carbon dioxide or supercritical carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dario L. Goldfarb, Kenneth John McCullough, David R. Medeiros, Wayne M. Moreau, John P. Simons, Charles J. Taft
  • Patent number: 6507488
    Abstract: A computer which possesses a bottom keyboard housing having a rear edge hingedly connected with the lower edge of an openable display assembly, and wherein heat-generating computer electronics contained in the housing has heat removed therefrom through the intermediary of heat pipes which are hingedly connected with at least one heat dissipator located in the display assembly. In essence, the computer incorporates an inexpensive construction of heat pipe hinges employed in the thermal interconnection of the bottom keyboard housing of the portable personal computer containing the keyboard and electronics with the display assembly, wherein the heat pipes are protected from bending stresses prior to assembling the major portions of the portable personal computer, such as the keyboard housing and the display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Mario Cipolla, Lawrence Shungwei Mok
  • Patent number: 6505208
    Abstract: The educational system recommends to users, a most efficient manner of accomplishing tasks achievable by computing devices. The system detects command sequences executed by users during an interaction with computing devices distributed over a network in an attempt to achieve a certain goal. The command sequences are segmented, each segment is labeled with a goal identifying purpose mark, a cost of each segment is computed. The detected command sequences are then compared with the command sequences detected previously and the descriptions of the more efficient command sequences are provided to the users utilizing the less effective approaches. The detected command sequence is stored in place of less efficient of the command sequences and where no prior command sequences has been previously stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dimitri Kanevsky, Alexander Zlatsin, Clifford Alan Pickover
  • Patent number: 6500604
    Abstract: A method for patterning a chemically sensitive organic thin film such as pentacene comprising (a) forming a protective material layer on the surface of a chemically sensitive organic thin film, said protective material layer being chemically resistant; (b) forming a photoresist on an exposed surface of said protective material layer; (c) patterning the photoresist; and (d) transferring the pattern to the protective material layer and the chemically sensitive organic thin film by dry etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christos Dimitrios Dimitrakopoulos, Ioannis Kymissis, Sampath Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 6496609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for reducing the computational overhead of bicubic interpolation while still providing a similar level of accuracy. The invention takes into account the fact that sampled points surrounding a point whose value is to be determined have respective first, second and third order effects on the calculated value. The invention combines linear interpolation, ignoring points having a third order effect, with cubic interpolation of points having a first and second order effect to derive the value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew Gordon Neil Walter
  • Patent number: 6496360
    Abstract: A portable computer laptop desk is provided when attached to a structure that in turn is supported on web strapping that passes over the upper legs of the operator when in the seated position. The strapping is attached to foldable and telescopable side and center supports for the structure that slide into and fold over the structure forming a package comparable in size to the portable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James Cordes, Steven Allen Cordes
  • Patent number: 6490681
    Abstract: An electronic watermarking system that impartially performs the deletion of a visible mark and the embedding of an invisible mark. Since the deletion of the visible mark and the embedding of the invisible mark are not performed sequentially but in parallel, even when a memory snapshot is taken during the process, it is difficult to acquire original image data where neither a visible mark nor an invisible mark is embedded. Furthermore, in a process for deleting a visible mark and embedding an invisible mark, an invisible mark is embedded in an area where a visible mark was embedded. Therefore, even when images are compared before and after the visible mark is deleted, it is difficult to infer from the results that an invisible mark has been newly embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Shuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6484130
    Abstract: A computer system including a network for obtaining complete information as to the best mode for a first person to communicate with a second person comprising means for sensing the presence of the second person in a given area and the activity in which he is engaged; means for connecting the means for sensing to the network; and means connected to the network for enabling the first person to determine the presence and status of messages in the form of e-mail or voice mail directed to the second person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maureen B. Dwyer, Rosemarie M. Gratz, Dimitri Kanevsky, Alexander Zlatsin
  • Patent number: 6470406
    Abstract: In a heterogeneuos work environment a method and apparatus for managing isochronous streaming servers is disclosed. This includes a mechanism for allocating processor resource to streaming servers at admission control time with respect to the business importance of work they will be running. This mechanism includes a provision to preempt currently running streaming work of lesser business importance in order to allocate its share of the processor to the new higher importance work. Also included is a mechanism to resume the server when a running stream terminated and processor becomes available. In the case of the variable bit rate multiple peak problem a mechanism is presented to preempt running streaming work at the lowest business importance so that higher priority work can continue to run unaffected. The mechanism to resume paused streams at the termination of a stream also restarts this work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna Dillenberger, Stephen Heisig, Ingolf Salm, Robert Vaupel
  • Patent number: 6468590
    Abstract: An organic light emitting device (10) is provided which is encapsulated by a Siloxane film (17). This Siloxane film (17) is applied to the light emitting portion of the diode (10) providing for protection against contamination, degradation, oxidation and the like. The Siloxane film (17) carries an optical element, such as a lens (18) for example. This optical element (18) is arranged such that the light generated inside the diode (10) is output through it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hans Biebuyck, Eliav Haskal
  • Patent number: 6470100
    Abstract: The present invention allows the positional relationship among a plurality of image layers constituting a composed image to be precisely recognized. More specifically, the present invention is directed to an image composition processing apparatus which generates a composed image which is a superposition of a plurality of image layers and displays it within a window of the screen. When the user designates one of the image layers and moves the pointer into the displayed composed image, the image composition processing apparatus converts only a predetermined area of the image layers above the designated image layer, for example, the area which is superposed in the range of a radius of m picture elements centering the coordinate of the pointer in the composed image, to a translucent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 6458907
    Abstract: Compositions comprising a polymer of organometallic polymerizable monomer acid or ester are useful as resists and are sensitive to imaging irradiation while exhibiting enhanced resistance to reactive ion etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marie Angelopoulos, Ari Aviram, C. Richard Guarnieri, Ranee W. Kwong
  • Patent number: 6457480
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for cleaning filters prior to recycling or disposal. In this process and apparatus liquid or supercritical carbon dioxide contacts the plugged pores of a filter under conditions in which carbon dioxide remains in the liquid or supercritical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Cotte, Kenneth John McCullough, Wayne Martin Moreau, Keith R. Pope, John P. Simons, Charles J. Taft
  • Patent number: 6454869
    Abstract: A process of cleaning semiconductor processing, handling and manufacturing equipment in which such equipment is contacted with a cleaning effective amount of liquid or supercritical carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Cotte, Dario L. Goldfarb, Kenneth John McCullough, Wayne Martin Moreau, Keith R. Pope, John P. Simons, Charles J. Taft
  • Patent number: 6455443
    Abstract: A substantially defect-free, low-k dielectric film having improved adhesion is provided by (a) applying a silane coupling agent containing at least one polymerizable group to a surface of a substrate so as to provide a substantially uniform coating of said silane-coupling agent on said substrate; (b) heating the substrate containing the coating of the silane-coupling agent at a temperature of about 90° C. or above so as to provide a surface containing Si—O bonds; (c) rinsing the heated substrate with a suitable solvent that is effective in removing any residual silane-coupling agent; and (d) applying a dielectric material to the rinsed surface containing the Si—O bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Eckert, John C. Hay, Jeffrey Curtis Hedrick, Kang-Wook Lee, Eric Gerhard Liniger, Eva Erika Simonyi
  • Patent number: 6452406
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to structures having a plurality of discrete insulated elongated electrical conductors projecting from a support surface which are useful as probes for testing of electrical interconnections to electronic devices and other electronic components and particularly for testing of integrated circuit devices with rigid interconnection pads and multi-chip module packages with high density interconnection pads and the apparatus for use thereof and to methods of fabrication thereof. Coaxial probe structures are fabricated by the methods described providing a high density coaxial probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Samuel Beaman, Keith Edward Fogel, Paul Alfred Lauro, Yun-Hsin Liao, Daniel Peter Morris, Da-Yuan Shih
  • Patent number: 6451375
    Abstract: A process of depositing a thin film on a nanometer structure in which a coating, which may be an aerogel material or metallic seed layer, is prepared. The coating is combined with a supercritical composition to form a supercritical coating composition. The supercritical coating composition is deposited upon a nanometer structure under supercritical conditions. Supercritical conditions are removed whereby the supercritical composition is removed and the coating solidifies into a thin solid film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Cotte, Kenneth John McCullough, Wayne Martin Moreau, John P. Simons, Charles J. Taft
  • Patent number: 6449610
    Abstract: A memory media and method of processing date data expressed in a pseudo zoned decimal format The pseudo zoned decimal format differs from the zoned decimal format in that the value of a character contained in the higher order field that corresponds to the F character of the zoned decimal format is permitted to vary in hexidecimal value from 0 to E to represent century information, but is not permitted to have a value of F. This character is examined to detect whether its value is F or a value in the range from 0 to E. If the value is F, the year data is converted to pseudo zoned decimal format in accordance. with century data. If the value is in the range from 0 to E, the value is added to a base century to obtain the proper century.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Leslie Charles Balfour