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US-7,120,082 System for reducing row periphery power consumption in memory devices
The present invention provides a system for reducing row periphery power consumption in a semiconductor memory device, particularly during sleep mode operation....
US-7,119,999 Pre-regulator with reverse current blocking
An apparatus includes a blocking N-channel MOS (LDMOS) transistor that prevents current flow when the supply connection is reversed. When connected properly, the...
US-7,119,940 Capacitively coupled micromirror
A capacitively coupled microelectromechanical device and method of operation. The micromechanical device comprises: a semiconductor substrate; a member operable...
US-7,119,847 Method for identifying format of a received video signal
A method for identifying format of a video signal including a raster-synchronizing signal having a timing signal spanning a synch interval and a synch-follower...
US-7,119,845 Image resizing system and method
Image resizing through resampling by poly-phase filtering with a phase generation from input parameters but with lower resolution of the phase for filter...
US-7,119,723 Decoding variable length codes while using optimal resources
In one aspect, code-words of variable lengths are decoded using a multi-stage decoding approach, with different stages being of different sizes (and thus...
US-7,119,601 Backgate pull-up for PMOS pass-gates
The pass-gate circuit with backgate pull-up includes: a pass-gate transistor coupled between a first port and a second port; a backgate pull-up transistor...
US-7,119,498 Current control device for driving LED devices
A current control device for driving LED devices uses a switched-mode current control loop inside of an output intensity low-frequency pulse width modulation...
US-7,119,444 Versatile system for charge dissipation in the formation of semiconductor device structures
The present invention provides a system for dissipating any aberrant charge that may accumulate during the fabrication of a semiconductor device segment (200),...
US-7,119,386 Versatile system for triple-gated transistors with engineered corners
The present invention provides a system for producing a triple-gate transistor segment (300), utilizing a standard semiconductor substrate (302). The substrate...
US-7,119,006 Via formation for damascene metal conductors in an integrated circuit
A method of fabricating an integrated circuit, having copper metallization formed by a dual damascene process, is disclosed. A layered insulator structure is...
US-7,118,981 Method of fabricating an integrated silicon-germanium heterobipolar transistor and an integrated...
In a method of fabricating an integrated silicon-germanium heterobipolar transistor a silicon dioxide layer arranged between a silicon-germanium base layer and a...
US-7,118,980 Solid phase epitaxy recrystallization by laser annealing
Methods (70) are described for fabricating shallow and abrupt gradient drain extensions for MOS type transistors, in which a solid phase epitaxial...
US-7,118,979 Method of manufacturing transistor having germanium implant region on the sidewalls of the polysilicon gate...
The present invention provides a transistor 100 having a germanium implant region 170 located therein, a method of manufacture therefor, and an integrated...
US-7,118,977 System and method for improved dopant profiles in CMOS transistors
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method of forming a semiconductor device includes forming a gate stack on an outer surface of a...
US-7,118,959 Integrated circuit capacitor having antireflective dielectric
A capacitor (100) is disclosed that is formed as part of an integrated circuit (IC) fabrication process. The capacitor (100) has conductive top and bottom...
US-7,118,958 Method of manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal capacitor using an etchback process
The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor, a method for manufacturing an integrated circuit having a...
US-7,118,925 Fabrication of a ferromagnetic inductor core and capacitor electrode in a single photo mask step
A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit on a semiconductor wafer. The method comprising forming a bottom plate of a capacitor 50a and a bottom portion of...
US-7,118,226 Sequential color recapture for image display systems
A method for transmitting light in an image display system includes generating a beam of light from a light source. The beam of light is directed at a first...
US-7,118,225 Illumination system
The addition of DMD illumination modulator(s) 702 in series with projection SLM(s) 706/709 to produce high-performance projection displays with improved optical...
US-7,117,800 Overhead material handling system and track block
A material handling system (100) and method (200) for isolating a carrier mechanism (110) from the system. The system (100) comprises a track (103) having a...
US-7,117,799 Overhead material handling system and track block
The present invention is directed to a material handling system (100) and method (200) for isolating a carrier mechanism (110) from the system. The system (100)...
US-7,117,476 Determining feasibility of IC edits
A computer method of analyzing an integrated circuit ("IC") masked design data, comprising grouping into a cluster areas of layers preceding a target metal layer...
US-7,117,427 Reduced complexity decoding for trellis coded modulation
The present application describes a method of implementing a Viterbi algorithm (VA) for trellis coded modulation (TCM) decoding in communication equipment....
US-7,117,398 Program counter range comparator with equality, greater than, less than and non-equal detection modes
An program counter address comparator includes two comparators comparing an input program counter address with respective reference addresses. The comparators...
US-7,116,699 Frequency re-mapping for structure adaptive frequency hopping
The invention generally provides a method of intelligent frequency hopping such as in Bluetooth and Home RF networks. The method (400) includes the acts of...
US-7,116,459 Field diode detection of excess light conditions for spatial light modulator
An improved SLM that is capable of detecting when light incident on the SLM exceeds a predetermined threshold. A diode is fabricated around, or within the pixel...
US-7,116,261 Method and apparatus for accurate inverse-linear voltage/current generator
To make use of its full input voltage operating range, an analog-to-digital converter is configured with a switched-capacitor circuit to produce a digital output...
US-7,116,239 Current sense components failure detection in a multi-phase power system
An evaluator (210) having an input (207) for receiving a signal indicative of a channel current sensed via a sensor in a mutlichannel current sharing system, and...
US-7,116,172 High-swing folded cascode having a novel gain-boost amplifier
A circuit topology for gain boosted high-swing folded cascode has been improved to maximize the available dynamic range in applications having low supply voltage...
US-7,116,169 Driver apparatus and method of operation thereof
A driver apparatus comprising a signal switching circuit coupled for receiving an actuation signal and generating a first and a second control signal in response...
US-7,116,158 Bandgap reference circuit for ultra-low current applications
A bandgap reference circuit as may be used in ultra-low current applications is provided. An exemplary bandgap circuit can be configured to generate a positive...
US-7,116,139 Apparatus and method for controlling operation of a processor device during startup
An apparatus for controlling operation of a processor device during startup of the processor device includes: (a) a signal treating circuit receiving a voltage...
US-7,116,113 Systems and methods for sense FET calibration
Systems, methods and circuits for sense circuit calibration. In one particular case, a system is provided that includes a sense circuit, a calibration circuit,...
US-7,116,085 DC-DC converter
The objective of this invention is to reduce the current flowing through the inductance element in a step-up/step-down DC--DC converter and to control the ripple...
US-7,115,530 Top surface roughness reduction of high-k dielectric materials using plasma based processes
A system and method for manufacturing semiconductor devices with dielectric layers having a dielectric constant greater than silicon dioxide includes depositing...
US-7,115,467 Metal insulator metal (MIM) capacitor fabrication with sidewall barrier removal aspect
A method (10) of forming a MIM (metal insulator metal) capacitor is disclosed whereby adverse affects associated with copper diffusion are mitigated even as the...
US-7,115,461 High permittivity silicate gate dielectric
A field effect semiconductor device comprising a high permittivity silicate gate dielectric and a method of forming the same are disclosed herein. The device...
US-7,114,053 Virtual-to-physical address conversion in a secure system
In some embodiments, a storage medium comprises application software that performs one or more operations and that directly facilitates the conversion of a...
US-7,113,902 Data processing condition detector with table lookup
In support of data processing emulation, a data processing condition indicated by a predetermined number of digital data processing signals can be detected by...
US-7,113,759 Controller area network transceiver having capacitive balancing circuit for improved receiver common-mode rejection
A controller area network transceiver and a transmission method for a controller area network provides improved symmetry between its differential output signal...
US-7,113,556 Reliable decision directed adaptation in a communication system employing forward error control
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for selectively updating an adaptive element in a communications receiver based on a determination that the...
US-7,113,543 Video encoding
Motion compensation as for video compression with motion estimation with either frame mode or field mode by initial prediction of motion mode and when prediction...
US-7,113,516 Transmit buffer with dynamic size queues
A method and apparatus for providing multiple queues that share a single memory buffer. A memory buffer is divided into a plurality of fixed length memory...
US-7,113,499 Wireless communication
A wireless communication transmission channel estimation by initial data exchange to determine calibration factors to apply to tracked channel estimations from...
US-7,113,361 Retract method to reduce head friction with the disk for a hard disk drive
An apparatus, method and system for retracting a read/write head (13) to a landing position of a disk (11) in a disk drive system (10) which includes an actuator...
US-7,113,359 Impedance-controlled write driver for low power preamp
Disclosed are methods and circuits for impedance-controlled write drivers using matched impedance control circuits coupled in parallel with a magnetic write head.
US-7,113,302 Printer with unified display list and banded display lists
A method is provided for generating an image having a plurality of bands. A page description representative of elements of the image is received from an external...
US-7,113,226 Method for generating a representation of a particular signal among a plurality of signals representing lines...
A method for generating a representation of a particular signal among video signals representing a display, the signals including a first component having a...
US-7,113,117 Reducing the effect of noise present along with an input signal when sampling the input signal
An aspect of the present invention reduces the effect of any noise present along with an input signal when sampling the input signal by charging each of several...
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