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US-6,956,683 Pivoting platform having a piezoelectric drive
A pivoted platform has two flexible arms having rigid end zones which are attached by means of spacers to piezoelectric elements. The piezoelectric elements are...
US-6,956,617 Image scaling and sample rate conversion by interpolation with non-linear positioning vector
A low-order polyphase interpolation filter, such as for decoding video and image signals, employs interpolation to facilitate sample rate conversion from a first...
US-6,956,560 Selection of mathematical objects from the history screen on a handheld device
A graphing calculator (10) having a user interface that allows the user to easily select mathematical objects from the history screen and incorporate those...
US-6,956,425 Clamping circuit for high-speed low-side driver outputs
A clamp for a FET switch utilizes a surge detector to turn off one of two bias circuits for the FET. The first biasing circuit provides the current necessary for...
US-6,956,398 Leakage current reduction method
The method for powering down a circuit for a data retention mode includes: changing a supply voltage node from an active power voltage level to an inactive power...
US-6,956,392 Heat transfer apparatus for burn-in board
An apparatus for transferring heat from semiconductor devices during a burn-in operation is disclosed. The apparatus includes a substantially planar base board...
US-6,956,356 Apparatus for improving protection of a battery pack in a very low power state
An apparatus for improving protection of a battery pack when the battery pack is in a very low power state, the battery pack including a plurality of battery...
US-6,956,350 Resonant scanning mirror driver circuit
A resonant scanning mirror driver configured to drive a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror to a desired deflection utilizes a PWM pattern selected...
US-6,956,282 Stabilizer/spacer for semiconductor device
The invention is a leadframe/stabilizer (35) for use with semiconductor devices. Stabilizer (35) is for stabilizing the space between of lead frame leads (36-39)...
US-6,956,267 Semiconductor with a nitrided silicon gate oxide and method
A method of fabricating a transistor includes providing a semiconductor substrate having a surface and forming a nitride layer outwardly of the surface of the...
US-6,955,980 Reducing the migration of grain boundaries
A method of forming a semiconductor device includes implanting a precipitate into a gate conductor of an at least partially formed semiconductor device. The gate...
US-6,954,918 Integrated circuit cells
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for designing an integrated circuit is provided. The method includes providing a first transistor in a...
US-6,954,657 Wireless communication device having intelligent alerting system
A wireless device (100) having an optimum alert sequence definition analyzes its environment, including time and type of incoming call, and selects an...
US-6,954,505 Discrete multitone modulation with reduced peak-to-average ratio using unloaded subchannels
A transceiver (100) such as used in Discrete Multitone (DMT) modulation of digital signals for communication, such as in a DSL modem communications system, is...
US-6,954,468 Write allocation counter for transfer controller with hub and ports
The transfer controller with hub and ports uses a write allocation counter and algorithm to control data reads from a source port. The write allocation count is...
US-6,954,397 Circuit for reducing standby leakage in a memory unit
A circuit for reducing standby leakage in a memory unit contains a capacitive divider coupled to the memory unit so as to generate a voltage across the memory...
US-6,954,231 CMOS sensor camera with on-chip image compression
A digital camera (10) that has an array (11) of CMOS sensor elements (11a). The array (11) is read in a manner that performs spatial-to-frequency transforms for...
US-6,954,108 Fast-response current limiting
An amplifier (10") has a first amplifier stage (14) for producing a control current (I.sub.X) in response to an input voltage. A second amplifier stage (16) has...
US-6,954,080 Method and apparatus for die testing on wafer
Integrated circuit die on wafer are tested individually, without probing any of the die, using circuitry (TC1-8, BC1-8, LR1-8, RR1-8, PA1-PA4) provided on the...
US-6,953,986 Leadframes for high adhesion semiconductor devices and method of fabrication
A leadframe for use in the assembly of integrated circuit chips comprising a base metal structure having an adherent layer of nickel covering said base metal; an...
US-6,953,974 EEPROM device and method for providing lower programming voltage
An improved EEPROM device and method for providing a lower device programming voltage is disclosed. An exemplary EEPROM device is configured with a modified...
US-6,953,707 Method and system for chip-to-package interconnection
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method includes providing a semiconductor chip, providing a substrate, forming a plurality of cantilevered...
US-6,952,750 Method and device for providing a low power embedded system bus architecture
The tristateless bus interface communication scheme according to the present invention addresses many of the shortcomings of the prior art. In accordance with...
US-6,952,623 Permanent chip ID using FeRAM
An integrated circuit (IC) chip contains a small non-volatile "ID" memory such as an FeRAM array that stores information associated with manufacturing, testing,...
US-6,952,472 Dynamically estimating echo return loss in a communication link
A method of estimating an echo return loss of a communication link measures the peak power value of a signal received from a far end of a communication link and...
US-6,952,444 Blind DFE and phase correction
The digital communications receiver receives an analog signal, modulated with digital information. The receiver converts the analogue signal to a digital signal,...
US-6,952,356 Adaptive over-current detection
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for over-current detection in PWM power stages. Disclosed methods and apparatus provide over-current detection with adaptive...
US-6,952,226 Stray-insensitive, leakage-independent image sensing with reduced sensitivity to device mismatch and parasitic...
A single capacitor (C) can be used for both readout and noise reduction in an imaging sensor. This dual-purpose use of the single capacitor is facilitated by a...
US-6,952,130 Compensation of offset drift with temperature for operational amplifiers
A method and apparatus for compensating for offset and drift of offset in an amplifier circuit having metal oxide semiconductor transistors in an input stage...
US-6,952,120 Versatile system for controlling driver signal timing
The present invention provides a system (200) for controlling drive signal timing parameters of an output driver circuit (206). The present invention defines a...
US-6,951,980 Package for an electrical device
A package for an electrical device having at least one connection locus for providing selected electrical access to the device includes: (a) a substrate having...
US-6,951,812 Copper transition layer for improving copper interconnection reliability
The structure and the fabrication method of an integrated circuit in the horizontal surface of a semiconductor body comprising a dielectric layer over said...
US-6,951,769 Method for stripping sacrificial layer in MEMS assembly
The present invention provides methods of manufacturing a MEMS assembly. In one embodiment, the method includes mounting a MEMS device, such as a MEMS mirror...
US-6,950,761 Wavelet analysis of one or more acoustic signals to identify one or more anomalies in an object
In one embodiment, a method for wavelet analysis of one or more acoustic signals to identify one or more anomalies in an object includes receiving an acoustic...
US-6,950,480 Receiver having automatic burst mode I/Q gain and phase balance
A method and apparatus for balancing I/Q gain and I/Q phase in a signal receiver. The receiver includes an IQ coefficient calculator, an IQ balancer, and a...
US-6,950,478 Transmitter and method having a low sampling frequency for digital to analog conversion
An apparatus and a method having a low sampling clock frequency for converting a digital signal having IF frequency channels to an analog IF signal. A DAC uses...
US-6,950,310 System and method for self-leveling heat sink for multiple height devices
A self-leveling heat sink includes a spring-arm device having at least one aperture and at least one spring-arm is coupled to a substrate. The substrate has at...
US-6,950,201 Generating images quickly in raster image processing
A raster image processing system which supports multiple rendering/screening approaches, and selects an optimal approach suited for the specific images to be...
US-6,950,008 Authentication of a first transceiver unit with respect to a second transceiver unit located at a distance
A method for the authentication of a transceiver unit with respect to a second transceiver unit, located at a distance to it. A first signal is transmitted via...
US-6,949,984 Voltage controlled oscillator having control current compensation
A voltage controlled oscillator (600) includes a voltage to current portion (400) that is inversely proportional to the semiconductor processing in order to...
US-6,949,800 Versatile system for electrostatic discharge protection utilizing silicon controlled rectifier
The present invention provides a system for electrostatic discharge protection in a semiconductor device, utilizing a silicon-controlled rectifier (502). The...
US-6,949,454 Guard ring structure for a Schottky diode
A Schottky device having a substrate layer of a first conductivity type having a surface, and a guard ring formed over the surface of the substrate layer and...
US-6,949,424 Single poly-emitter PNP using DWELL diffusion in a BiCMOS technology
A method of forming a bipolar transistor device, and more particularly a vertical poly-emitter PNP transistor, as part of a BiCMOS type manufacturing process is...
US-6,948,155 Little offset in multicycle event maintaining cycle accurate tracing of stop events
A method of tracing activity of a data processor includes collecting and transmitting trace data. An epause marker is embedded in the trace stream upon detection...
US-6,948,050 Single integrated circuit embodying a dual heterogenous processors with separate instruction handling hardware
A single integrated circuit includes first and second data processors operating on different instruction sets independently operating on disjoint programs and...
US-6,948,013 Apparatus and method for configuring data cells
An apparatus is provided for configuring data cells received in a telecommunications process in a continuous stream of data cells of fixed length and each...
US-6,947,884 Scan interface with TDM feature for permitting signal overlay
A scan interface that includes control signals (TRST, TMS, TCK) and data signals (TDI, TDO) normally carried by respective signal paths of the scan interface can...
US-6,947,736 Universal broadband home network for scalable IEEE 802.11 based wireless and wireline networking
The present home networking method and system is based on the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standard expanded to encompass home phone line media communication...
US-6,947,721 Wireless communications with transceiver-integrated frequency shift control and power control
Baseband processor and communication overloading can be relieved in a portable wireless communication terminal by decentralizing power control (38, 39) and...
US-6,947,510 Circuit for generating an output phase signal with a variable phase shift relative to a reference phase
A circuit generating an output phase signal with an optionally variable phase shift relative to a reference phase. It includes an oscillator (10) outputting...
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