Patents by Inventor Robert A. Landers

Robert A. Landers has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9375073
    Abstract: A tablet support accessory is revealed that holds electronic tablets, iPads, notebooks, game players, e-readers, smart-phones, or other interactive electronic devices or viewing devices, on the thigh of a sitting, supine, or semi-supine person. Because interactivity at times involves the tapping on the face of the device, the tablet support accessory is stabilized by coupling a thigh brace and platform assembly, on which the device is held, to a support in the wearer's knee-shin region by means of an adjustable strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: John Traylor Orr, Jr., Jack Robert Lander
  • Patent number: 8994112
    Abstract: A Fin FET whose fin (12) has an upper portion (30) doped with a first conductivity type and a lower portion (32) doped with a second conductivity type, wherein the junction (34) between the upper portion (30) and the lower portion (32) acts as a diode; and the FinFET further comprises: at least one layer (26, 28) of high-k dielectric material (for example Si3N4) adjacent at least one side of the fin (12) for redistributing a potential drop more evenly over the diode, compared to if the at least one layer of high-k dielectric material were not present, when the upper portion (30) is connected to a first potential and the lower portion (32) is connected to a second potential thereby providing the potential drop across the junction (34). Examples of the k value for the high-k dielectric material are k?5, k?7.5, and k?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gerben Doornbos, Robert Lander
  • Patent number: 8722015
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for identifying and quantifying pathological changes on the retina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrius Kazlauskas, Magdalena Staniszewska, Carmelo Romano, Robert Landers, David P. Bingaman
  • Publication number: 20110305641
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and compositions for identifying and quantifying pathological changes on the retina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Andrius Kazlauskas, Magdalena Staniszewska, Carmelo Romano, Robert Landers, David P. Bingaman
  • Publication number: 20110169101
    Abstract: A Fin FET whose fin (12) has an upper portion (30) doped with a first conductivity type and a lower portion (32) doped with a second conductivity type, wherein the junction (34) between the upper portion (30) and the lower portion (32) acts as a diode; and the FinFET further comprises: at least one layer (26, 28) of high-k dielectric material (for example Si3N4) adjacent at least one side of the fin (12) for redistributing a potential drop more evenly over the diode, compared to if the at least one layer of high-k dielectric material were not present, when the upper portion (30) is connected to a first potential and the lower portion (32) is connected to a second potential thereby providing the potential drop across the junction (34). Examples of the k value for the high-k dielectric material are k?5, k?7.5, and k?20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Gerben Doornbos, Robert Lander
  • Publication number: 20110144127
    Abstract: Agents that stimulate nuclear translocation of Nrf2 protein and the subsequent increases in gene products that detoxify and eliminate cytotoxic metabolites are provided in a method for treating glaucomatous retinopathy or optic neuropathy. The structurally diverse agents that act on the Nrf2/ARE pathway induce the expression of enzymes and proteins that possess chemically versatile cytoprotective properties and are a defense against toxic metabolites and xenobiotics. Agents include certain electrophiles and oxidants such as a Michael Addition acceptor, diphenol, thiocarbamate, quinone, 1,2-dithiole-3-thione, butylated hydroxyanisole, flavonoid, an isothiocyanate, 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxytoluene, ethoxyquin, a coumarin, combinations thereof, or a pharmacologically active derivative or analog thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: ALCON INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Landers, Iok-Hou Pang
  • Publication number: 20100204244
    Abstract: Agents that stimulate nuclear translocation of Nrf2 protein and the subsequent increases in gene products that detoxify and eliminate cytotoxic metabolites are provided in a method for treating diabetic retinopathy or drusen formation in age-related macular degeneration. The structurally diverse agents that act on the Nrf2/ARE pathway induce the expression of enzymes and proteins that possess chemically versatile cytoprotective properties and are a defense against toxic metabolites and xenobiotics. Agents include certain electrophiles and oxidants such as a Michael Addition acceptor, diphenol, thiocarbamate, quinone, 1,2-dithiole-3-thione, butylated hydroxyanisole, flavonoid other than genistein, an isothiocyanate, 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxytoluene, ethoxyquin, a coumarin, combinations thereof, or a pharmacologically active derivative or analog thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: ALCON INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Landers, David P. Bingaman
  • Patent number: 7763944
    Abstract: The invention relates to a CMOS device (10) with an NMOST I and PMOST 2 having gate regions (1D,2D) comprising a compound containing both a metal and a further element. According to the invention the first and second conducting material both comprise a compound containing as the metal a metal selected from the group comprising molybdenum and tungsten and both comprise as the further element an element selected from the group comprising carbon, oxygen and the chalcogenides. Preferably both the first and second conducting material comprise a compound of molybdenum and carbon or oxygen. The invention also provides an attractive method of manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jacob C. Hooker, Robert Lander, Robertus Wolters
  • Publication number: 20090302389
    Abstract: A method is described for forming gate structures with different metals on a single substrate. A thin semiconductor layer (26) is formed over gate dielectric (24) and patterned to be present in a first region (16) not a second region (18). Then, metal (30) is deposited and patterned to be present in the second region not the first. Then, a fully suicided gate process is carried out to result in a fully suicided gate structure in the first region and a gate structure in the second region including the fully suicided gate structure above the deposited metal (30).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Mark Van Dal, Jacob Hooker
  • Publication number: 20080234245
    Abstract: Compositions of angiostatic agents for treating choroidal neovascularization resulting from ocular surgery or from trauma to ocular tissue and methods for their use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: David P. Bingaman, Changdong Liu, Robert A. Landers, Xiaolin Gu
  • Publication number: 20080211032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a CMOS device (10) with an NMOST I and PMOST 2 having gate regions (1D,2D) comprising a compound containing both a metal and a further element. According to the invention the first and second conducting material both comprise a compound containing as the metal a metal selected from the group comprising molybdenum and tungsten and both comprise as the further element an element selected from the group comprising carbon, oxygen and the chalcogenides. Preferably both the first and second conducting material comprise a compound of molybdenum and carbon or oxygen. The invention also provides an attractive method of manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jacob C. Hooker, Robert Lander, Robertus Wolters
  • Publication number: 20080153819
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for inhibiting increased vascular permeability and/or pathologic ocular angiogenesis and providing neuroprotection of the affected retina via administration of a combination of one or more molecules that potently inhibit select receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and one or more neuroprotectants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: David P. Bingaman, Robert J. Collier, Robert A. Landers, Kristina L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 7326631
    Abstract: Consistent with an example embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprises MOS transistors having gate electrodes formed in a number of metal layers deposited upon one another. Active silicon regions having a layer of a gate dielectric and field-isolation regions insulating these regions from each other are formed in a silicon body. Then, a layer of a first metal is deposited in which locally, in a part of the active regions, nitrogen is introduced. On the layer of the first metal, a layer of a second metal is then deposited, after which the gate electrodes are etched in the metal layers. Before nitrogen is introduced into the first metal layer, an auxiliary layer of a third metal permeable to nitrogen is deposited an the first metal layer. Thus, the first metal layer can be nitrided locally without the risk of damaging the underlying gate dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Jacob Christopher Hooker, Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters
  • Patent number: 7320939
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, fabricated by a method, having a semiconductor structure with a silicon region which forms at least one connection region in and/or on a surface of a substrate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes i) forming, at least at the silicon region, a metal cluster layer from a first metal, such that, in the metal cluster layer, metal clusters alternate with sites where there are no metal clusters, the first metal being a non-siliciding metal at predetermined conditions, ii) depositing a metal layer of a second metal on top of the metal cluster layer, the second metal being a siliciding metal and iii) carrying out at least one heat treatment at the predetermined conditions on the second metal layer so as to form metal silicide through reaction of the second metal with the silicon region, wherein atoms of the first metal are displaced in a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignees: Interuniversitair Microelektronica Centrum (IMEC), Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Marcus Johannes Henricus van Dal, Jacob Christopher Hooker
  • Patent number: 7189648
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to a method for fabricating a semiconductor device having a semiconductor structure with a silicon region which forms at least one connection region in and/or on a surface of a substrate. The method comprises forming a metal cluster layer from a first, non-siliciding metal, followed by the deposition of a metal layer consisting of a second, siliciding metal. A subsequent heat treatment is responsible for forming a metal silicide from the second metal, the atoms of the first metal being displaced in a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate. According to one embodiment of the invention, the atoms of the first metal are displaced by the Kirkendall effect to beneath the metal silicide. If an MOST, for example, is being fabricated, this has advantages both at the location of the source and drain region and at the location of the gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignees: Interuniversitair Microelektronica Centrum (IMEC), Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Marcus Johannes Henricus van Dal, Jacob Christopher Hooker
  • Publication number: 20070020930
    Abstract: A semiconductor device, fabricated by a method, having a semiconductor structure with a silicon region which forms at least one connection region in and/or on a surface of a substrate is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes i) forming, at least at the silicon region, a metal cluster layer from a first metal, such that, in the metal cluster layer, metal clusters alternate with sites where there are no metal clusters, the first metal being a non-siliciding metal at predetermined conditions, ii) depositing a metal layer of a second metal on top of the metal cluster layer, the second metal being a siliciding metal and iii) carrying out at least one heat treatment at the predetermined conditions on the second metal layer so as to form metal silicide through reaction of the second metal with the silicon region, wherein atoms of the first metal are displaced in a direction substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Marcus van Dal, Jacob Hooker
  • Publication number: 20060138475
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device (10) with a substrate (1) and a semiconductor body (2) comprising a first (N-MOS)PET (3) with a first channel region (3A) and a first gate electrode (3B) which includes a first conductor and which is separated from the channel region by a dielectric layer (4), and comprising a second (P-MOS)FET (5) with a second channel region (5A) and a second gate electrode (5B) which includes a second conductor that is different from the first conductor and which is separated from the channel region (5A) by a dielectric layer (4), wherein to form the gate electrodes (3B, 5B) a first conductor layer (33) is deposited on the semiconductor body (2) provided with the dielectric layer (4), which layer (33) is subsequently removed outside the first channel region (3A) after which a second conductor layer (55) is deposited on the semiconductor body (2), and wherein before the first conductor layer (33) is deposited, an intermediate layer (6) is deposited on
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Dirk Knotter
  • Publication number: 20060134848
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising MOS transistors having gate electrodes (15, 16) formed in a number of metal layers (8, 9, 13; 8, 12, 13) deposited upon one another. In this method, active silicon regions (4, 5) provided with a layer of a gate dielectric (7) and field-isolation regions (6) insulating these regions with respect to each other are formed in a silicon body (1). Then, a layer off a first metal (8) is deposited in which locally, at the location of a part of the active regions (4), nitrogen is introduced. On the layer of the first metal, a layer of a second metal (13) is then deposited, after which the gate electrodes are etched in the metal layers. Before nitrogen is introduced into the first metal layer, an auxiliary layer of a third metal (9) which is permeable to nitrogen is deposited on the first metal layer. Thus, the first metal layer can be nitrided locally without the risk of damaging the underlying gate dielectric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Lander, Jacob Hooker, Robertus Wolters
  • Publication number: 20050239760
    Abstract: Compositions of angiostatic agents for treating choroidal neovascularization resulting from ocular surgery or from trauma to ocular tissue and methods for their use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: David Bingaman, Changdong Liu, Robert Landers, Xiaolin Gu
  • Publication number: 20050137146
    Abstract: Agents that stimulate nuclear translocation of Nrf2 protein and the subsequent increases in gene products that detoxify and eliminate cytotoxic metabolites are provided in a method for treating glaucomatous retinopathy or optic neuropathy. The structurally diverse agents that act on the Nrf2/ARE pathway induce the expression of enzymes and proteins that possess chemically versatile cytoprotective properties and are a defense against toxic metabolites and xenobiotics. Agents include certain electrophiles and oxidants such as a Michael Addition acceptor, diphenol, thiocarbamate, quinone, 1,2-dithiole-3-thione, butylated hydroxyanisole, flavonoid, an isothiocyanate, 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxytoluene, ethoxyquin, a coumarin, combinations thereof, or a pharmacologically active derivative or analog thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Landers, Iok-Hou Pang