Patents Represented by Attorney Janah & Associates
  • Patent number: 8349294
    Abstract: Microparticle compositions comprising metal ion-lipid complexes for drug delivery are described including methods of making the microparticle compositions and methods of treating certain conditions and disease states by administering the microparticle compositions. The metal ion-lipid complexes can be combined with various drugs or active agents for therapeutic administration. The microparticle compositions of the present invention have superior stability to other microparticle compositions resulting in a microparticle composition with longer shelf life and improved dispersability. The microparticle compositions of the present invention have a transition temperature (Tg) of at least 20° C. above the recommended storage temperature (Tst) for drug delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Luis A Dellamary, Jean Riess, Ernest G Schutt, Jeffry G Weers, Thomas E Tarara
  • Patent number: 8343881
    Abstract: A silicon dioxide layer is deposited onto a substrate using a process gas comprising BDEAS and an oxygen-containing gas such as ozone. The silicon dioxide layer can be part of an etch-resistant stack that includes a resist layer. In another version, the silicon dioxide layer is deposited into through holes to form an oxide liner for through-silicon vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong-Won Lee, Vladimir Zubkov, Mei-Yee Shek, Li-Qun Xia, Prahallad Iyengar, Sanjeev Baluja, Scott A Hendrickson, Juan Carlos Rocha-Alvarez, Thomas Nowak, Derek R Witty
  • Patent number: 8338809
    Abstract: A reflector for an ultraviolet lamp can be used in a substrate processing apparatus. The reflector comprises a centrally positioned longitudinal strip and first and second side reflectors to form a parabolic-type surface. The longitudinal strip and first and second side reflectors have curved reflective surfaces with dichroic coatings and the longitudinal strip comprises a plurality of through holes to direct a coolant gas toward the ultraviolet lamp. A chamber that uses an ultraviolet lamp module with the reflector, and a method of ultraviolet treatment are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yao-Hung Yang, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Sanjeev Baluja, Andrzej Kaszuba, Juan Carlos Rocha, Thomas Nowak, Dustin W. Ho
  • Patent number: 8337895
    Abstract: The present invention provides exemplary systems and methods for producing dry powder formulations. In one embodiment, a system (10) includes at least one conditioning zone (12) having an inlet (20) to introduce an atomized formulation (18) into the conditioning zone. A controller (14, 16) controls temperature and relative humidity of the airflow into the conditioning zone to allow amorphous-to-crystalline transformation of the atomized formulation. In another embodiment, the formulation is suspended in the conditioning zone for a residence time of sufficient duration to allow surface orientation of surface active components. A dryer (24) is coupled to the conditioning zone to dry the atomized formulation, and a collector (28) collects the formulation in powder form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: David B Bennett, Thomas K Brewer, Robert M Platz, Herman Snyder
  • Patent number: 8293085
    Abstract: A cartridge for an ion exchanging electrochemical cell, the cartridge comprising at least one spiral wound, textured, bipolar ion exchange membrane having (i) an anion exchange layer abutting a cation exchange layer with continuous contact between the anion exchange layer and the cation exchange layer; and (ii) an exposed textured surface having a pattern of texture features. A method of manufacturing a cartridge for an ion exchange electrochemical cell comprises winding the textured, bipolar ion exchange membrane into a spiral wound membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Pionetics Corporation
    Inventors: John Hawkins, Eric Nyberg, George Kayser, James Holmes, Paul Schoenstein, Ashok Janah
  • Patent number: 8283237
    Abstract: A through-silicon via fabrication method comprises forming a substrate by bonding the front surface of a silicon plate to a carrier using an adhesive layer therebetween to expose the back surface of the silicon plate. A silicon nitride passivation layer is deposited on the exposed back surface of the silicon plate of the substrate. A plurality of through holes are etched in the silicon plate, the through holes comprising sidewalls and bottom walls. A metallic conductor is deposited in the through holes to form a plurality of through-silicon vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagarajan Rajagopalan, Ji Ae Park, Ryan Yamase, Shamik Patel, Thomas Nowak, Li-Qun Xia, Bok Hoen Kim, Ran Ding, Jim Baldino, Mehul Naik, Sesh Ramaswami
  • Patent number: 8279577
    Abstract: A support for a substrate processing chamber comprises a chuck having a substrate receiving surface, and a base comprising an upper wall comprising a recessed trench having (i) an attachment face at a first depth, and (ii) a fluid channel at a second depth. A lower wall is seated in the recessed trench and attached to the attachment face of the upper wall, to close the fluid channel. A fluid inlet is provided to supply a heat transfer fluid to the fluid channel and a fluid outlet provided to discharge the heat transfer fluid from the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Nguyen, Wing Lau Cheng, Hiroji Hanawa, Semyon Kats, Kartik Ramaswamy, Yan Ye, Kwok Manus Wong, Daniel J. Hoffman, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Brian C. Lue
  • Patent number: 8252653
    Abstract: A flash memory device and methods of forming a flash memory device are provided. The flash memory device includes a doped silicon nitride layer having a dopant comprising carbon, boron or oxygen. The doped silicon nitride layer generates a higher number and higher concentration of nitrogen and silicon dangling bonds in the layer and provides an increase in charge holding capacity and charge retention time of the unit cell of a non-volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihaela Balseanu, Vladimir Zubkov, Li-Qun Xia, Atif Noori, Reza Arghavani, Derek R. Witty, Amir Al-Bayati
  • Patent number: 8246934
    Abstract: A respiratory dispersion for pulmonary delivery comprises one or more bioactive agents, a suspension medium, and a plurality of perforated microstructures having a mean aerodynamic diameter of less than 5 ?m. The suspension medium comprises at least one propellant and permeates the perforated microstructures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Jeffry G. Weers, Ernest G. Schutt, Luis A. Dellamary, Thomas E. Tarara, Alexey Kabalnov
  • Patent number: 8226769
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck for receiving a substrate in a substrate processing chamber comprises a ceramic puck having a substrate receiving surface and an opposing backside surface with a plurality of spaced apart mesas. An electrode is embedded in the ceramic puck to generate an electrostatic force to hold a substrate. Heater coils located at peripheral and central portions of the ceramic puck allow independent control of temperatures of the central and peripheral portions of the ceramic puck. The chuck is supported by a base having a groove with retained air. The chuck and base can also have an overlying edge ring and clamp ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Matyushkin, Dennis Koosau, Theodoros Panagopoulos, John Holland
  • Patent number: 8216374
    Abstract: A gas coupler is capable of conducting gas between a gas component, gas source and substrate processing chamber. The gas coupler comprises a metal block comprising a gas component seating surface having a plurality of gas component coupling ports. The block also has a plurality of sidewalls at right angles to the gas component seating surface, each sidewall comprising a counterbored gas orifice. A plurality of right-angled internal passageways are each connected to a gas component coupling port. Each internal passageway terminates at counterbored gas orifice on a different sidewall surface so that each gas component coupling port is fluidly connected to a different sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Huston, Jeffery Tobin, Christophe Marcadal
  • Patent number: 8203791
    Abstract: A lens module array comprising a spacer plate comprising (i) first and second surfaces, and (ii) an array of lens barrels, each lens barrel comprising (1) a lens opening extending inward from the first surface of the spacer plate, and (2) a sensor cavity extending inward from the second surface of the spacer plate to meet the lens opening; and (b) at least one lens positioned over each lens opening of a lens barrel, the outer circumference of the lens being attached to the spacer plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ether Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Lusinchi, Xiao-Yun Kui
  • Patent number: 8198180
    Abstract: In an ion implantation method, a substrate is placed in a process zone and ions are implanted into a region of the substrate to form an ion implanted region. A porous capping layer comprising dispersed gas pockets is deposited on the ion implanted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Ignacio Del Agua Borniquel, Tze Poon, Robert Schreutelkamp, Majeed Foad
  • Patent number: 8198671
    Abstract: A flash memory device comprises a substrate comprising silicon with a silicon dioxide layer thereon. A silicon-oxygen-nitrogen layer is on the silicon dioxide layer, and the silicon-oxygen-nitrogen layer comprises a shaped concentration level profile of oxygen through the thickness of the layer. A blocking dielectric layer is on the silicon-oxygen-nitrogen layer, and a gate electrode is on the blocking dielectric layer. Oxygen ions can be implanted into a silicon nitride layer to form the silicon-oxygen-nitrogen layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Sean Olsen, Tze Wing Poon, Udayan Ganguly, Johanes Swenberg
  • Patent number: 8187416
    Abstract: An antenna for coupling RF energy to a plasma in a process chamber having a wall comprises a coil having a face exposed to the plasma in the chamber. A plurality of standoffs support the coil at a set spacing from the wall of the process chamber, at least one standoff comprising a terminal thorough which electrical power is applied to the coil from an external power source. The terminal comprises a conductor receptacle having a first length L1 and a jacket around the conductor receptacle, the jacket having a second length L2. The length L1 is larger than the length L2. A conductor cup is provided about the standoff having the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Miller, Genhua Xu, Shengde Zhong, Mahendra Bhagwat Lokhande
  • Patent number: 8168322
    Abstract: A battery comprises a substrate comprising a first surface comprising a first battery cell having a first non-contact surface, a pliable dielectric abutting the first non-contact surface, the pliable dielectric comprising a peripheral edge, and a first cap about the pliable dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Front Edge Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Krasnov, Kai-Wei Nieh
  • Patent number: 8168223
    Abstract: Engineered particles are provided may be used for the delivery of a bioactive agent to the respiratory tract of a patient. The particles may be used in the form of dry powders or in the form of stabilized dispersions comprising a nonaqueous continuous phase. In particularly preferred embodiments the particles may be used in conjunction with an inhalation device such as a dry powder inhaler, metered dose inhaler or a nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis Pharma AG
    Inventors: Thomas E. Tarara, Jeffry G. Weers, Alexey Kabalnov, Ernest G. Schutt, Luis A. Dellamary
  • Patent number: 8134118
    Abstract: Methods of forming a lens array block comprising a plurality of lens barrels are provided, including depositing lens barrel material by electrolysis and etching lens barrels from a block of material. Also provided are means of assembling image capturing units or arrays of image capturing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ether Precision, Inc.
    Inventors: Chao-Chi Chang, Yung-I Chen, Jean-Pierre Lusinchi, Raymond Chih-Chung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8130382
    Abstract: An endpoint detection method for detecting an endpoint of a process comprises determining a reflectance spectrum of light reflected from a substrate, the light having a wavelength, processing the substrate while light having the wavelength is reflected from the substrate, detecting light having the wavelength after the light is reflected from the substrate, generating a signal trace of the intensity of the reflected light and normalizing the signal trace with the reflectance spectrum of the light. The normalized signal trace can then be evaluated to determine an endpoint of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Lian, Matthew Fenton Davis
  • Patent number: 8114477
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a cleaning wafer capable of cleaning process residues from a substrate support surface is disclosed. The method comprises providing a cleaning disc, and applying a liquid polymer precursor to the cleaning disc by spraying or spin coating the liquid polymer precursor onto the disc to form a polymer precursor film on the disc. The polymer precursor film is cured to form a polymer layer having a cleaning surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay D Parkhe