CAVENDISH KINETICS INC.
|CAVENDISH KINETICS INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140238828||MERGED LEGS AND SEMI-FLEXIBLE ANCHORING FOR MEMS DEVICE - The present invention generally relates to a MEMS device having a plurality of cantilevers that are coupled together in an anchor region and/or by legs that are coupled in a center area of the cantilever. The legs ensure that each cantilever can move/release from above the RF electrode at the same voltage. The anchor region coupling matches the mechanical stiffness in all sections of the cantilever so that all of the cantilevers move together.||08-28-2014|
|20140218839||ROUTING OF MEMS VARIABLE CAPACITORS FOR RF APPLICATIONS - The present invention generally relates to a variable capacitor for RF and microwave applications. The variable capacitor includes a bond pad that has a plurality of cells electrically coupled thereto. Each of the plurality of cells has a plurality of MEMS devices therein. The MEMS devices share a common RF electrode, one or more ground electrodes and one or more control electrodes. The RF electrode, ground electrodes and control electrodes are all arranged parallel to each other within the cells. The RF electrode is electrically connected to the one or more bond pads using a different level of electrical routing metal.||08-07-2014|
|20140036345||FABRICATION OF A FLOATING ROCKER MEMS DEVICE FOR LIGHT MODULATION - The current disclosure shows how to make a fast switching array of mirrors for projection displays. Because the mirror does not have a via in the middle connecting to the underlying spring support, there is an improved contrast ratio that results from not having light scatter off the legs or vias like existing technologies. Because there are no supporting contacts, the mirror can be made smaller making smaller pixels that can be used to make higher density displays. In addition, because there is not restoring force from any supporting spring support, the mirror stays in place facing one or other direction due to adhesion. This means there is no need to use a voltage to hold the mirror in position. This means that less power is required to run the display.||02-06-2014|
|20130335878||MEMS LIFETIME ENHANCEMENT - The present invention generally relates to methods for increasing the lifetime of MEMS devices by reducing the number of movements of a switching element in the MEMS device. Rather than returning to a ground state between cycles, the switching element can remain in the same state if both cycles necessitate the same capacitance. For example, if in both a first and second cycle, the switching element of the MEMS device is in a state of high capacitance the switching element can remain in place between the first and second cycle rather than move to the ground state. Even if the polarity of the capacitance is different in successive cycles, the switching element can remain in place and the polarity can be switched. Because the switching element remains in place between cycles, the switching element, while having the same finite number of movements, should have a longer lifetime.||12-19-2013|
|20130032453||ELIMINATION OF SILICON RESIDUES FROM MEMS CAVITY FLOOR - The present invention generally relates to a MEMS device in which silicon residues from the adhesion promoter material are reduced or even eliminated from the cavity floor. The adhesion promoter is typically used to adhere sacrificial material to material above the substrate. The adhesion promoter is the removed along with then sacrificial material. However, the adhesion promoter leaves silicon based residues within the cavity upon removal. The inventors have discovered that the adhesion promoter can be removed from the cavity area prior to depositing the sacrificial material. The adhesion promoter which remains over the remainder of the substrate is sufficient to adhere the sacrificial material to the substrate without fear of the sacrificial material delaminating. Because no adhesion promoter is used in the cavity area of the device, no silicon residues will be present within the cavity after the switching element of the MEMS device is freed.||02-07-2013|
|20090273971||CONTINUOUSLY DRIVING NON-VOLATILE MEMORY ELEMENT - Embodiments discussed herein generally relate to utilizing non-volatile memory elements to continuously drive other circuitry. There are many advantages to utilizing non-volatile memory to continuously drive other circuitry. For example, back end of the line (BEOL) compatible process may be used to fabricate the non-volatile memory elements that does not affect any front end of the line (FEOL) devices. This allows for an earlier integration of non-volatile technology into the latest state-of-the-art semiconductor process nodes. This is specifically important for FPGA and CPLDs, which make use of the latest process nodes.||11-05-2009|
|20090273962||FOUR-TERMINAL MULTIPLE-TIME PROGRAMMABLE MEMORY BITCELL AND ARRAY ARCHITECTURE - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a non-volatile memory bitcell and arrays thereof, methods of detecting whether the bitcell is in a programmed state, methods of detecting whether the bitcell is in an erased state, methods of setting the bitcell in a programmed state and methods of setting the bitcell in an erased state. The non-volatile memory bitcell may be a four terminal bitcell. The bitcell may have a pull-up electrode, a pull-down electrode, a cantilever electrode and a contact electrode. An NMOS transistor may be coupled to the contact electrode. Depending upon the orientation of the word line, the current through the bitcell may be measured on the bitline, the data line or the pull-down electrode.||11-05-2009|
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