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US-6,947,272 Inrush current control method using a dual current limit power switch
A current limit circuit regulates the current flow through a power switch 90 by measuring the current through the switch 90 and comparing it to a reference...
US-6,947,090 Microminiature image pickup device
A microminiature CCD image pickup device with a shortened length that can be applied to an electronic medical endoscope or the like. Microminiature CCD image...
US-6,947,052 Visual program memory hierarchy optimization
In general, and in a form of the present invention, a method is provided for reducing execution time of a program executed on a digital system by improving hit...
US-6,946,917 Generating an oscillating signal according to a control current
Generating an oscillating signal according to a control current includes receiving a control current corresponding to an oscillation frequency. A first...
US-6,946,909 Impedance matched low noise amplifier
The present invention discloses an impedance matched low noise amplifier circuit (10) comprising a serially coupled first resistor (R1) and first transistor...
US-6,946,856 Thermal testing method for integrated circuit chips and packages
A method of thermally testing for whether an integrated circuit die is attached to a die pad, is provided. Heat is applied from an external heat source to a...
US-6,946,701 Method for forming a memory integrated circuit with bitlines over gates and capacitors over bitlines
A process for fabricating a crown-cell capacitor in a memory integrated circuit. The process includes the step of forming a transistor having a contact region...
US-6,946,377 Multiple-gate MOSFET device with lithography independent silicon body thickness and methods for fabricating the...
Multi-gate MOS transistors and fabrication methods are described, in which the transistor semiconductor body thickness or width is lithography independent,...
US-6,946,036 Method and device for removing particles on semiconductor wafers
The method for removing particles that adhere to the surface of semiconductor wafers is constituted so as to sequentially carry out a first cleaning process in...
US-6,944,781 Method of communicating data via a bus and bus system for implementing the method
In a method of communicating data via a bus between several modules connected to the bus in accordance with the source synchronous clock principle the data is...
US-6,944,706 System and method for efficiently processing broadband network traffic
A broadband gateway 135 that combines a broadband modem 120 and a residential gateway 130 in a single unit. The single unit features a unique dual bridge, shared...
US-6,944,247 Plural circuit selection using role reversing control inputs
Data is communicated through two separate circuits or circuit groups, each having clock and mode inputs, by sequentially reversing the role of the clock and mode...
US-6,944,235 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DATA COMMUNICATION USING TRELLIS CODED MODULATION OR TURBO TRELLIS CODED MODULATION IN...
A technique that combines either a trellis coded modulation (TCM) coding scheme or a turbo trellis coded modulation (TTCM) coding scheme with constellation...
US-6,944,042 Multiple bit memory cells and methods for reading non-volatile data
Memory cells are disclosed comprising volatile and non-volatile portions, where the non-volatile portions provide storage of multiple non-volatile data states or...
US-6,943,950 Two-dimensional blazed MEMS grating
A method for assuring a blazed condition in a DMD device used in telecommunications applications. By meeting certain conditions in the fabrication and operation...
US-6,943,887 Surface plasmon resonance sensor having real-time referencing
A disposable, portable, miniature surface plasmon resonance sensor (30) having real-time referencing capability in the presence of any interaction, without...
US-6,943,847 FM demodulator for SECAM decoder
A SECAM decoder and an FM modulator therefor are disclosed, in which a demodulated color signal is provided to indicate deviations in the frequency of modulated...
US-6,943,769 Display device for portable notebook computer
A portable computer having a display unit coupled to a base. The display unit includes an exterior display case, a screen, one or more liquid crystal display...
US-6,943,721 Charge-coupled amplifier and converter with matched offsets
An linear optical sensor charged-coupled topology using single-stage inverting charge-coupled amplifier driving an analog-to-digital converter which uses the...
US-6,943,717 Sigma delta class D architecture which corrects for power supply, load and H-bridge errors
A sigma delta class D device that uses a low pass filter to smooth the output waveform and eliminate high frequency switching noise from the feedback value...
US-6,943,573 System and method for site-to-site yield comparison while testing integrated circuit dies
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for testing the functionality of a plurality of integrated circuit dies formed in a plurality of rows on a semiconductor...
US-6,943,539 Electricity meter with multiple gains signal to an A/D converter
An auto-ranging electricity meter circuit having multiple current signal paths. Each of the current signal paths are amplified by a different amount of gain, and...
US-6,941,576 System and methods for home network communications
A system that permits use of existing cable TV wiring for home networking is disclosed. Because of the presence of splitters, notch filters, and other components...
US-6,941,530 Method of cross-mapping integrated circuit design formats
A method of cross-mapping integrated circuit ("IC") elements nets in a IC and/or directing a probe to points on an IC to achieve minimal interference from...
US-6,941,242 Versatile system for variance-based data analysis
The present invention defines a versatile system for analyzing accuracy of industrial measurement data. The system of the present invention compiles measurements...
US-6,941,232 Method and apparatus for performing multi-site integrated circuit device testing
Disclosed herein is an improved method and apparatus for simultaneously performing tests on several devices at the same time. An aspect of one embodiment of the...
US-6,940,937 Scalable high-speed precision frequency and phase synthesis
A clock synthesis circuit (22) including a phase-locked loop (25) and one or more frequency synthesis circuits (27; 77; 227; 237) is disclosed. A disclosed...
US-6,940,930 Automatic burst mode I/Q gain and I/Q phase calibration using packet based-fixed correction coefficients
A method and apparatus for balancing I/Q gain and I/Q phase in a signal receiver. The receiver includes an IQ coefficient calculator and an IQ balancer. The IQ...
US-6,940,675 Efficient hard disk drive energy recovery circuit and method and a hard disk drive incorporating the same
A hard disk drive energy recovery circuit, a method of recovering energy from a motor of a hard disk drive and a hard disk drive. In one embodiment, the hard...
US-6,940,619 Polynomial based multi-level screening
This invention is a computer implemented method of approximating a gray scale tone with a more limited range image producer. One of a plurality of tone curves is...
US-6,940,548 Analog optical black clamping circuit for a charge coupled device having wide programmable gain range
An image processing apparatus (200) for a charge coupled device including analog front end circuitry having optical black and offset correction, whereby the...
US-6,940,438 Method and circuit for reducing quantizer input/output swing in a sigma-delta modulator
Disclosed is a circuit and method for reducing output swing in a sigma delta modulator. The quantizer output swing reduction circuit and method of the present...
US-6,940,436 Analog-to-digital conversion system with second order noise shaping and a single amplifier
A analog-to-digital converters and second order noise shaping systems are presented for providing a noise shaped analog feedback signal to a A/D converter in an...
US-6,940,429 Method of context based adaptive binary arithmetic encoding with decoupled range re-normalization and bit insertion
This invention increases the available instruction level parallelism (IPC) of CABAC encoding by decoupling the re-normalization loop and the bit-insertion task...
US-6,940,342 Method and apparatus for exponential gain variations with a linearly varying input code
A programmable gain amplifier using metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices to approximate exponential gain characteristic with linear control signals is...
US-6,940,337 Load sensing voltage regulator for PLL/DLL architectures
An apparatus includes a voltage regulator operable to regulate a supply voltage to an on-chip module having an operational current, draw a supply current, and...
US-6,940,336 Voltage regulator with switch-on protection circuit
Voltage regulator with an output transistor MP1, including a first PMOS FET, whereby the input voltage Vdd of the voltage regulator is applied to the source of...
US-6,940,305 Low leakage Ioff and overvoltage Ioz circuit
A blocking circuit technique achieves very low Ioff and Ioz leakage in low power digital logic devices that incorporate Ioff and overvoltage tolerance. The...
US-6,940,275 Magnetic position sensor apparatus and method
A magnetic position sensor has a stator (16', 36, 52) formed of magnetic material and a pair of magnets (14a, 14b; 34a, 34b; 54a, 54b; 64a, 64b) rotatably...
US-6,940,167 Variable cross-section plated mushroom with stud for bumping
An improved bump fabrication process is described that produces a larger diameter/taller solder ball than with a standard mushroom by forming an elongated...
US-6,940,137 Semiconductor device having an angled compensation implant and method of manufacture therefor
The present invention provides a semiconductor device 200 having an angled compensation implant, a method of manufacture therefore and a method of manufacturing...
US-6,940,131 MOS ESD CDM clamp with integral substrate injection guardring and method for fabrication
The present invention includes a MOS device (100) that has a P-type substrate (102) and an N-type drain region (104) formed within the substrate (102). An...
US-6,939,816 Method to improve the uniformity and reduce the surface roughness of the silicon dielectric interface
The instant invention is a method for forming a smooth interface between the upper surface of a silicon substrate and a dielectric layer. The invention comprises...
US-6,939,795 Selective dry etching of tantalum and tantalum nitride
The invention describes a method for the selective dry etching of tantalum and tantalum nitride films. Tantalum nitride layers (30) are often used in ...
US-6,939,736 Ideal operational amplifier layout techniques for reducing package stress and configurations therefor
A method of reducing package stress includes placing matched components of an op-amp substantially in a region of a die having the least stress gradients. The...
US-6,938,060 Apparatus and method for graphically displaying a vector simultaneously along with the numerical values of its...
A handheld computing device (40) comprises a software application adapted to provide instructions to graphically display a vector on a display screen (48)...
US-6,937,916 Automatic recognition of locator die in partial wafermap process
An off-line partial wafer scanner system is disclosed that resolves partial wafermap related issues that result holt-lot in semiconductor assembly. The system...
US-6,937,651 Method and apparatus for compressing image information
A system (10) includes an image detector (12) which is a video camera, and which detects and outputs a succession of video images of a selected subject. A...
US-6,937,623 Method and apparatus for coordinating multi-point to point communications in a multi-tone data transmission system
A variety of bi-directional data transmission systems that facilitate communications between a plurality of remote units (15) and a central unit (10) using a...
US-6,937,382 Active border pixels for digital micromirror device
A method of ensuring that border pixels of a micromirror device are set to the "off" position. The method is typically performed at the factory, during...
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