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US-7,518,386 Probe card having a leaf spring
The objective of the present invention is to provide a type of probe assembly with a long lifetime and low cost, as well as a type of probe card using same....
US-7,518,346 Buck-boost DC/DC converter with overlap control using ramp shift signal
A buck-boost DC/DC converter includes an inductor and a power stage having a set of switches selectively connecting the inductor between a voltage input, a...
US-7,518,342 Apparatus and method for effecting power distribution to a host system from a voltage source or a battery
An apparatus for effecting power distribution to a host system at a supply locus from one of a voltage source or a battery includes: (a) a current transfer unit...
US-7,518,053 Beat matching for portable audio
Beat matching for two audio streams extracts beats from each, computes a conversion ratio from one stream to the other stream by an initial beat alignment plus a...
US-7,517,779 Recessed drain extensions in transistor device
A method of forming an integrated circuit transistor (50). The method provides a first semiconductor region (52) and forms (110) a gate structure (54.sub.x) in a...
US-7,517,640 Method for removing photoresist using a thermal bake in the presence of hydrogen and a semiconductor device...
The present invention provides a method for removing photoresist, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device. The method for removing photoresist,...
US-7,517,141 Simultaneous control of deposition time and temperature of multi-zone furnaces
The present invention facilitates multi-zone furnace (102) based deposition processes by iteratively adjusting deposition time and zonal setpoint temperatures to...
US-7,516,378 Internal core connected to bond pads by distributor and collector
Scan distributor, collector, and controller circuitry connect to the functional inputs and outputs of core circuitry on integrated circuits to provide testing...
US-7,516,069 Middle-end solution to robust speech recognition
A method for performing time and frequency Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) dependent weighting in speech recognition is described that includes for each period t...
US-7,516,037 Method evaluating threshold level of a data cell in a memory device
A method evaluating threshold of a data cell in a memory device including a programming locus coupled with the data cell for receiving a programming signal...
US-7,515,746 Automated color matching for tiled projection system
A method of color-matching the images generated by multiple projectors (11) of a tiled projection systems. Each projector (11) has its own processing unit (34),...
US-7,515,548 End-point based approach for determining network status in a wireless local area network
Determining the reasons for packet loss in a wireless local area network; such as an IEEE 802.11 network. The method uses the strength of received signals at a...
US-7,515,392 High voltage circuits implemented using low voltage transistors
Transistors of low voltage specification are used to process information in a signal received at a high(er) voltage level. A protection circuit ensures that the...
US-7,515,324 System and method for resolving reset conflicts in a phased-reset spatial light modulator system
A system for, and method of resolving reset conflicts in a phased-reset SLM system and a projection visual display system incorporating the system or the method....
US-7,515,161 Method for reducing temporal artifacts in digital video boundary dispersion for mitigating PWM temporal...
A system and method for reducing pulse width modulation contouring artifacts. Each input intensity value is translated to at least one non-binary bit pattern for...
US-7,515,077 Apparatus and method for monitoring analog peripheral devices by a processing unit
In an analog-to-digital converter used to convert and store in buffer registers signals from a plurality of peripheral devices, a mode is provided wherein, for...
US-7,514,734 Hardmask for forming ferroelectric capacitors in a semiconductor device and methods for fabricating the same
Hardmasks and fabrication methods are presented for producing ferroelectric capacitors in a semiconductor device, wherein a hardmask comprising aluminum oxide or...
US-7,514,331 Method of manufacturing gate sidewalls that avoids recessing
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising removing a first oxide layer deposited over a semiconductor substrate, thereby exposing source and...
US-7,514,329 Robust DEMOS transistors and method for making the same
Extended-drain MOS transistor devices and fabrication methods are provided, in which a drift region of a first conductivity type is formed between a drain of the...
US-7,514,309 Methods to selectively protect NMOS regions, PMOS regions, and gate layers during EPI process
A semiconductor device is fabricated with a protective liner and/or layer. Well regions and isolation regions are formed within a semiconductor body. A gate...
US-7,514,308 CMOS device having different amounts of nitrogen in the NMOS gate dielectric layers and PMOS gate dielectric layers
The present invention provides a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) device, a method of manufacture therefor, and an integrated circuit including the...
US-7,514,304 MOSFET having channel in bulk semiconductor and source/drain on insulator, and method of fabrication
A MOSFET device (100) in a mono-crystalline semiconductor material (101) of a first conductivity type, which comprises a source and a drain of the opposite...
US-7,514,292 Individualized low parasitic power distribution lines deposited over active integrated circuits
An integrated circuit (IC) chip, mounted on a leadframe, has a network of power distribution lines deposited on the surface of the chip so that these lines are...
US-7,514,012 Pre-oxidization of deformable elements of microstructures
The present invention discloses a method for processing a deformable element of a microstructure for reducing the plastic deformation by oxidizing the deformable...
US-7,512,928 Sub-resolution assist feature to improve symmetry for contact hole lithography
A method of making a mask design having optical proximity correction features is provided. The method can include obtaining a target pattern comprising a...
US-7,512,827 Dual module clock supply for CAN communication module
A CAN communication module (10) comprising a protocol kernel (14) and a CAN logic block (12) is provided. The protocol kernel includes a CAN bus interface and...
US-7,512,664 System and method for loading resolved java class files to a client device
The client loads an application class through a gateway server that preloades and preresolves a class, creates a binary representation of new portions of the...
US-7,512,645 System and method for generating pseudorandom numbers
A system that has a pseudorandom number generator and a mapping system. The pseudorandom number generator generates a random number that is mapped by the mapping...
US-7,512,536 Efficient filter bank computation for audio coding
Low-complexity synthesis filter bank for MPEG audio decoding uses a factoring of the 64.times.32 matrixing for the inverse-quantized subband coefficients....
US-7,512,268 System and method for local value adjustment
In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a system and method for local value adjustment are provided. In one embodiment, the method includes...
US-7,512,148 Weighted round-robin arbitrator
A weighted round-robin arbitrator for a plurality of data queue includes an arbitration table comprising a plurality of entries. Each entry represents a time...
US-7,512,078 Flexible ethernet bridge
A bridge operates in either VLAN aware mode or VLAN unaware mode as specified by a user. A packet is received in a priority tagged format containing an...
US-7,512,030 Memory with low power mode for WRITE
The present invention describes circuitry and a method of providing a low power WRITE mode of operation for an integrated circuit comprising an SRAM memory to...
US-7,511,769 Interframe noise reduction for video
A system to reduce noise includes a noise measurement device that provides a measure of noise associated with a digital input video signal. A noise reduction...
US-7,511,648 Integrating/SAR ADC and method with low integrator swing and low complexity
A reconfigurable circuit (10) includes an integrator (30) having switches (SW1-6) for selectively coupling input capacitors (C0,1,2,3,6,7) and integrating...
US-7,511,647 Dynamic element matching method and device
The invention provides an improved dynamic element matching (DEM) device. The DEM device performs dynamic element matching processing at a second timing rate...
US-7,511,552 Method and apparatus of a level shifter circuit having a structure to reduce fall and rise path delay
A method, apparatus and/or system of a level shifter circuit having a structure to reduce fall and rise path delay is disclosed. In one embodiment, a level...
US-7,511,527 Methods and apparatus to test power transistors
Methods and apparatus to test power transistors of integrated circuits on a wafer are disclosed. An example method comprises measuring a drain-source on...
US-7,511,350 Nickel alloy silicide including indium and a method of manufacture therefor
The invention provides a semiconductor device, a method of manufacture therefore and a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit including the same. The...
US-7,510,923 Slim spacer implementation to improve drive current
Slim spacers are implemented in transistor fabrication. More particularly, wide sidewall spacers are initially formed and used to guide dopants into source/drain...
US-7,509,565 Wireless access modem having downstream channel resynchronization method
A resynchronization method for use in a data communication system having a first device configured to transmit data at a symbol rate to a second device. The...
US-7,509,549 Dynamic frequency scaling for JTAG communication
A system comprising a system under test (SUT) having a control logic. The SUT further comprises testing logic coupled to the SUT and adapted to provide to the...
US-7,509,391 Unified memory management system for multi processor heterogeneous architecture
A multi-processor system 8 includes multiple processing devices, including DSPs (10), processor units (MPUs) (21), co-processors (30) and DMA channels (31). Some...
US-7,509,101 Method and apparatus for reducing leakage in a direct conversion transmitter
Methods and apparatus for reducing the amount of leakage in a transmitter are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transmitter is comprises: a divider...
US-7,508,877 Methods and apparatus for self-inverting turbo code interleaving with high separation and dispersion
The present invention provides methods for generating self-inverting turbo code interleavers having high separation and high dispersion characteristics. Methods...
US-7,508,781 Power saving mechanism for wireless LANs via schedule information vector
A new protocol system and method is described that utilizes a Schedule Information Vector (SIV) protocol for saving power in wireless local area networks. The...
US-7,508,728 Methods and apparatus to provide refresh for global out of range read requests
Methods and apparatus to provide refresh when an out of range address is received are disclosed. An example method of providing a refresh signal to a memory cell...
US-7,508,698 Memory array with a delayed wordline boost
Methods and a circuit for writing to an SRAM memory cell of an array are discussed that provide improved static noise margin, and minimal risk of data upsets...
US-7,508,330 Apparatus and method for improving performance of sigma-delta modulators having non-ideal components
In an apparatus and method for improving performance of a third order, double-sampled, sigma-delta modulator (SDM), a first one of three feedback elements...
US-7,508,063 Low cost hermetically sealed package
Disclosed herein is a device package that comprises a device having a top substrate that is disposed on a supporting surface of a package substrate. A package...
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