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1. US08891303 - Method and system for dynamic word line based configuration of a three-dimensional memory device

Office
United States of America
Application Number 14298841
Application Date 06.06.2014
Publication Number 08891303
Publication Date 18.11.2014
Grant Number 08891303
Grant Date 18.11.2014
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G11C 11/34
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
11Digital stores characterised by the use of particular electric or magnetic storage elements; Storage elements therefor
21using electric elements
34using semiconductor devices
G11C 16/10
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
16Erasable programmable read-only memories
02electrically programmable
06Auxiliary circuits, e.g. for writing into memory
10Programming or data input circuits
CPC
G06F 11/1072
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
11Error detection; Error correction; Monitoring
07Responding to the occurrence of a fault, e.g. fault tolerance
08Error detection or correction by redundancy in data representation, e.g. by using checking codes
10Adding special bits or symbols to the coded information, e.g. parity check, casting out 9's or 11's
1008in individual solid state devices
1072in multilevel memories
G11C 8/08
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
8Arrangements for selecting an address in a digital store
08Word line control circuits, e.g. drivers, boosters, pull-up circuits, pull-down circuits, precharging circuits, for word lines
G11C 11/5628
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
11Digital stores characterised by the use of particular electric or magnetic storage elements; Storage elements therefor
56using storage elements with more than two stable states represented by steps, e.g. of voltage, current, phase, frequency
5621using charge storage in a floating gate
5628Programming or writing circuits; Data input circuits
G11C 13/0002
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
13Digital stores characterised by the use of storage elements not covered by groups G11C11/00, G11C23/00 - G11C25/00
0002using resistive RAM [RRAM] elements
G11C 16/0483
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
16Erasable programmable read-only memories
02electrically programmable
04using variable threshold transistors, e.g. FAMOS
0483comprising cells having several storage transistors connected in series
G11C 16/10
GPHYSICS
11INFORMATION STORAGE
CSTATIC STORES
16Erasable programmable read-only memories
02electrically programmable
06Auxiliary circuits, e.g. for writing into memory
10Programming or data input circuits
Applicants SanDisk Enterprise IP LLC
Sandisk Technologies Inc.
Inventors Higgins James M.
Ellis Robert W.
Darragh Neil R.
Olbrich Aaron K.
Kankani Navneeth
Sprouse Steven
Agents Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Title
(EN) Method and system for dynamic word line based configuration of a three-dimensional memory device
Abstract
(EN)

A memory controller configures a plurality of word lines associated with a respective block of a 3D memory device in a first configuration, where the first configuration includes a set of configuration parameters for each word line of the plurality of word lines determined at least in part on the vertical positions of each word line relative to a substrate of the 3D memory device and, while the plurality of word lines are configured in the first configuration, writes data to and reads data from the respective block. For the respective block, the memory controller: adjusts a first parameter in the respective set of configuration parameters corresponding to a respective word line of the plurality of word lines in response to detecting a first trigger condition as to the respective word line and, after adjusting the first parameter, writes data to and reads data from the respective word line.