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US-1,036,5123 Anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor
Some embodiments are directed to an anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor. The sensor comprises a first Wheatstone bridge comprising a first...
US-1,036,4144 Hermetically sealed package for mm-wave molecular spectroscopy cell
Disclosed examples provide gas cells and a method of fabricating a gas cell, including forming a cavity in a first substrate, forming a first conductive...
US-1,036,3861 Timing correction in a communication system
One example includes a communication system. The system includes a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal and a data receiver...
US-1,036,2994 Bio-sensing device with ambient light cancellation
A bio-sensing device (and method) calibrates a time period used to make bio-physical measurements. The device initiates a light source sense phase followed by a...
US-1,036,2326 Processing a prediction unit of a picture
Motion compensation requires a significant amount of memory bandwidth, especially for smaller prediction unit sizes. The worst case bandwidth requirements can...
US-1,036,2322 Context and bypass encoding video
A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding video data, including context encoding or decoding portions of an array of transform coefficients and bypass...
US-1,036,1098 QFN pin routing thru lead frame etching
A multi-level leadframe including three bonding levels and one exposed level. Each of the three bonding levels and the one exposed level is positioned in a...
US-1,036,0328 Methods for converting circuits in circuit simulation programs
A method for converting a circuit in a format of a first circuit simulation program to format of a second circuit simulation program includes identifying...
US-1,035,9995 Architecture and instruction set to support integer division
A processor includes a core and a plurality of registers including a first register, a second register, and a third register. The core is configured to perform...
US-1,035,9321 On-chip circuit and method for accurately measuring die temperature of an integrated circuit
An integrated circuit and method are provided for accurately measuring the temperature of a die of the integrated circuit. Pairs of diodes are driven with...
US-1,035,5970 Distributed procedure for breadth-first graph traversal on asymmetric communication topologies
The breadth-first search (BFS) starts with a root node. In the first stage, all neighbors of the root node are discovered and added to the nodes frontier. In...
US-1,035,5609 Voltage step-down technique for deriving gate-charge using multi-level core architecture
In described examples of methods and control circuitry to control a multi-level power conversion system with a flying capacitor, a power circuit regulates a...
US-1,035,5592 Low power zero inductor current detection circuit
Methods and apparatus for detecting a zero inductor current to control switch transitions for a power converter. An example method includes outputting a first...
US-1,035,5591 Multilevel boost DC to DC converter circuit
Described examples include DC to DC converters and systems with switching circuitry formed by four series-connected switches, inductors connected between the...
US-1,035,5076 Low substrate leakage zener diode with modulated buried junction
In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a semiconductor layer doped with a first-type dopant, a first region doped with the first-type dopant, a second...
US-1,035,4951 Thin film resistor with punch-through vias
A device including a thin film resistor (TFR) structure. The TFR structure is accessible by one or more conductive vias that extend vertically from an upper...
US-1,035,4890 Packaged semiconductor device having nanoparticle adhesion layer patterned into zones of electrical conductance...
A device comprises a substrate and an adhesive nanoparticle layer patterned into zones of electrical conductance and insulation on top of the substrate surface....
US-1,035,4858 Process for forming PZT or PLZT thinfilms with low defectivity
Use of a non-solvent for the edge bead removal of spin-coated PZT or PLZT thinfilms, eliminates swelling of the exposed edges of the PZT or PLZT thinfilms and...
US-1,035,4149 Stationary-vehicle structure from motion
A vehicular structure from motion (SfM) system can store a number of image frames acquired from a vehicle-mounted camera in a frame stack according to a frame...
US-1,035,3823 Less-secure processors, integrated circuits, wireless communications apparatus, methods and processes of making
An integrated circuit (122) includes an on-chip boot ROM (132) holding boot code, a non-volatile security identification element (140) having non-volatile...
US-1,035,3503 Integrated force sensing element
An integrated force sensing element includes a piezoelectric sensor formed in an integrated circuit (IC) chip and a strain gauge at least partially overlying...
US-1,035,3414 Bandgap reference circuit with inverted bandgap pairs
In some examples, a bandgap reference circuit comprises a first bandgap pair having multiple first diodes and a first resistor positioned between the multiple...
US-1,035,3062 Methods and apparatus for narrowband ranging systems using reference signal interpolation
Methods and apparatus to determine an accurate distance to a target using reference signal interpolation is disclosed. An example apparatus includes an...
US-1,035,2792 Device and method for on-chip mechanical stress sensing
An integrated circuit (IC) chip includes a substrate of a piezo-electric material having a first resistivity coefficient associated with a first direction that...
US-1,034,9526 Integrated circuit with micro inductor and micro transformer with magnetic core
An integrated circuit with a micro inductor or with a micro transformer with a magnetic core. A process of forming an integrated circuit with a micro inductor...
US-1,034,7732 Semiconductor device with extended electrically-safe operating area
In at least some embodiments, a semiconductor device comprises a source region is formed within a well. The source region comprises a first dopant type, and the...
US-1,034,3423 Identification of paper media using impedance analysis
A microcontroller-based system for identifying a paper type of a sample of paper from a measurement of its electrical impedance. An interdigital dielectric...
US-1,034,0939 Successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter with kickback linearization
A successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter with improved kick-back linearization includes a signal input terminal, a capacitive...
US-1,034,0687 ESD protection circuit and method with high immunity to hot plug insertion and other transient events
Disclosed examples include an ESD protection circuit to protect an IC pad with high immunity against hot-plug surges, switching noise or other transient voltage...
US-1,034,0246 Wire ball bonding in semiconductor devices
A method of interconnecting components of a semiconductor device using wire bonding is presented. The method includes creating a free air ball at a first end of...
US-1,033,8131 System and method for high voltage stress testing plurality of parallel units
A system has a chip mounting board and a docking board. The chip mounting board can be loaded with test samples in a low voltage environment and can then be...
US-1,033,8055 Spectrographic material analysis based on inductive sensing
A multi-frequency inductive sensing system can be used for spectrographic material analysis of a conductive target material (such as tissue) based on electrical...
US-1,033,4530 Access and power management for centralized networks
A system and method for managing power in a subnet having a hub in communication with one or more nodes is disclosed. The hub and nodes communicate using one or...
US-1,033,3847 Packet processing match and action unit with a VLIW action engine
An embodiment of the invention includes receiving packet header vectors where a header vector includes a number of packet header words. Match operations are...
US-1,033,1159 Startup current limiters
In some embodiments, a startup current limiter comprises a first comparator, a second comparator, on time circuitry coupled to an output of the second...
US-1,033,0508 Ultrasonic flowmeter using windowing of received signals
A method of ultrasound flow metering includes applying a first and second pulse train to an ultrasound transducer pair (T.sub.1, T.sub.2) positioned for...
US-1,032,7653 Method and apparatus for heart rate monitoring
A method and apparatus for monitoring heart rate. The method includes receiving a digital heart monitoring signal, determining the integrity of said signal with...
US-1,032,6991 Transform and quantization architecture for video coding and decoding
A method of encoding a video stream in a video encoder is provided that includes computing an offset into a transform matrix based on a transform block size,...
US-1,032,1831 Heart rate estimation apparatus with state sequence optimization
Disclosed examples include heart rate monitor systems and methods to estimate a patient heart rate or rate of another pulsed signal, in which rate hypotheses or...
US-1,031,9362 High speed level shifter for high voltage applications
The disclosure provides a level shifter. The level shifter includes a first logic block that receives an input signal and generates a primary pulsed input. A...
US-1,031,8293 Predication methods for vector processors
A predication method for vector processors that minimizes the use of embedded predicate fields in most instructions by using separate condition code extensions....
US-1,031,3584 Rear-stitched view panorama for rear-view visualization
A rear-stitched view panorama (RSVP) system is provided that includes at least one processor and a memory storing software instructions that, when executed by...
US-1,031,2931 Programmable gain amplifier and a delta sigma analog-to-digital converter containing the PGA
A programmable gain amplifier includes an operational amplifier and a resistor network coupled to the output node of the operational amplifier. The resistor...
US-1,031,2912 Gate control for a tristate output buffer
A gate control circuit for a tristate output buffer operating in a first voltage domain includes a pull-up circuit coupled between an upper rail and a first...
US-1,031,2899 Over-voltage clamp circuit
An apparatus includes an output transistor device configured to control an output voltage of an output node in response to a control signal and an input...
US-1,030,6731 Configurable switch array
A light emitting diode system allows for high current end user LED matrix applications while mitigating internal damage to control circuitry that may be caused...
US-1,030,5704 Decision feedback equalization with independent data and edge feedback loops
A receiver module includes a clock recovery circuit and a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) circuit. The DFE circuit includes a data feedback loop configured to...
US-1,030,5507 First-order sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter
A first-order sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter includes an input terminal, an integrator circuit, a comparator, and control circuitry. The input terminal...
US-1,030,5505 Interpolation digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
A segmented digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit includes an interpolation resistor DAC (RDAC) and a buffer amplifier. The interpolation RDAC includes a...
US-1,030,5503 Analog to digital conversion with pulse train data communication
A methodology for capturing analog information, such as from an analog sensor, including converting the analog information to a train of pulses, representing...
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