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US-6,538,418 Driving signal supply circuit
A switching power supply circuit display an oscillation frequency will not be lowered with a light load. After the first output transistor 11 turns from...
US-6,538,304 Corner bonding to lead frame
A lead frame for an integrated circuit includes a ground for the integrated circuit to ground the integrated circuit, the lead frame having at least one corner...
US-6,537,607 Selective deposition of emissive layer in electroluminescent displays
A method for forming an emissive layer for an electroluminescent display is provided that includes positioning a substrate (40) in spaced relation to a port (88)...
US-6,537,420 Method and apparatus for restricting process fluid flow within a showerhead assembly
A system and method are disclosed for restricting process fluid flow within a showerhead assembly which includes a process chamber (12) with a showerhead...
US-6,536,904 Reduced color separation white enhancement for sequential color displays
A method and apparatus for reducing the color separation in sequential color display systems. The disclosed approach adds a white (clear) segment 923 to the...
US-6,535,984 Power reduction for multiple-instruction-word processors with proxy NOP instructions
A method of optimizing assembly code of a VLIW processor (10) or other processor that uses multiple-instruction words (20), each of which comprise instructions...
US-6,535,958 Multilevel cache system coherence with memory selectively configured as cache or direct access memory and...
A data processing system having a central processing unit, at least one level one cache, a level two unified cache, a directly addressable memory and a direct...
US-6,535,400 Control circuit for synchronous rectifiers in DC/DC converters to reduce body diode conduction losses
A controller for a switching power supply having first and second synchronous rectifiers that minimizes the reverse recovery time and body diode conduction...
US-6,535,368 Shared 5 volt tolerant ESD protection circuit for low voltage CMOS process
An integrated circuit is provided with a local electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuitry (120) associated with each signal pad. The integrated circuit...
US-6,535,356 Head lifter and method of operation
A read/write head assembly (20) is provided for use in a mass storage device such as a hard disk. drive. The read/write head assembly (20) is positioned on a...
US-6,535,154 Enhanced noise-shaped quasi-dynamic-element-matching technique
Noise-shaped dynamic element matching in analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters is increased in such a way that the number of components increases...
US-6,535,109 System and method for communicating with multiple transponders
The object of the invention is a system and method for identifying and communicating with a plurality of transponders which are at the same time in the same...
US-6,535,063 Drive method for a cross-connected class AB output stage with shared base current in pre-driver
The present invention provides technical advantages as a class AB output driver (400) with minimal cross-over distortion. If the differential input to the driver...
US-6,535,055 Pass device leakage current correction circuit for use in linear regulators
The leakage current correction circuit uses a dummy device Mleak to detect leakage current. The dummy device is a scaled down version of the pass element Mpass....
US-6,535,035 Driver and method for switching applications
A predriver receives control information and provides an output signal for implementing control of an associated power switch device. The control information...
US-6,535,033 Peak hold circuit
A peak detector for detecting a peak signal includes an input circuit for inputting an input signal, a differential comparator for comparing the input signal...
US-6,534,963 DC/DC converter circuit
The invention relates to a DC/DC converter circuit including a voltage conversion circuit and a regulator circuit comprising a reference voltage generator...
US-6,534,960 Multi-channel interleaved power converter with current sharing
A multi-channel interleaved power converter includes first and second per-channel conversion circuits, each including a pulse width modulator (PWM), a driver...
US-6,534,839 Nanomechanical switches and circuits
A highly miniaturized nanomechanical transistor switch is fabricated using a mechanical cantilever which creates a conductive path between two electrodes in its...
US-6,534,833 Semiconductor device with protection circuitry and method
The invention comprises a semiconductor device with protection circuitry and a method of protecting an integrated circuit from electrostatic discharge. One...
US-6,534,808 Metal-insulator-semiconductor photocell and imager
A photocell for detecting light includes at least two tiers or structures, one disposed over the other, each tier having a metal-insulator-semiconductor (M-I-S)...
US-6,534,364 Tunnel diode layout for an EEPROM cell for protecting the tunnel diode region
A tunnel diode construction 12 for an EEPROM device 10, and method for making it are shown. A tank 13 is provided at a surface of a semiconductor substrate 5...
US-6,534,348 Ultrascaled MIS transistors fabricated using silicon-on-lattice-matched insulator approach
A method of fabricating a transistor using silicon on lattice matched insulator. A first monocrystalline silicon layer is provided and a first layer of...
US-6,534,337 Lead frame type plastic ball grid array package with pre-assembled ball type contacts
A method of making a ball grid array package wherein there is provided a partially fabricated package including a semiconductor die, leads and balls secured to...
US-6,534,327 Method for reworking metal layers on integrated circuit bond pads
A method for reworking integrated circuit (IC) wafers having copper-metallized bond pads exposed in protective overcoat openings and one or more bondable metal...
US-6,532,533 Input/output system with mask register bit control of memory mapped access to individual input/output pins
A processing device (10) provides general-purpose input/output pins (52) for use by software routines as needed. A data input register (54) has bits...
US-6,532,514 System and method for handling a power supply interruption in a non-volatile memory
A system for handling a power supply interruption in a non-volatile memory (10) is disclosed that includes a status indicator set (20) for each sector (16) of a...
US-6,532,486 Apparatus and method for saturating data in register
A method for saturating data in a register (100) is disclosed. The method comprises shifting data contents in the register (100) by a saturation value and...
US-6,532,427 Web-based mining of statistical data
A statistical process control information system includes a process information system (process IS) and an analysis information system (analysis IS). The...
US-6,532,127 Differential voltage bias, voltage sense preamplifier architecture
A differential circuit to read differential data from a disk by a voltage bias includes a read circuit to read the differential data from the disk by maintaining...
US-6,532,016 Method of processing print data using parallel raster image processing
A method of processing print data allowing for rendering bands of print data in parallel. A main processor (52) of a single-chip multiprocessor converts an...
US-6,531,972 Apparatus and method including an efficient data transfer for analog to digital converter testing
The test system and method described herein reduces the production test time of semiconductor devices. More specifically, the apparatus method in accordance with...
US-6,531,899 Integrated differential current comparator with input to output electrical isolation
An isolated integrated differential current comparator for comparatively measuring the current passing through one or two resistors using a thermal difference...
US-6,531,355 LDMOS device with self-aligned RESURF region and method of fabrication
A RESURF LDMOS transistor (64) includes a RESURF region (42) that is self-aligned to a LOCOS field oxide region (44). The self-alignment produces a stable...
US-6,531,083 Sproutless pre-packaged molding for component encapsulation
A method and apparatus for encapsulating an integrated circuit die and leadframe assembly. A prepackaged sproutless mold compound insert 71 is placed in a...
US-6,530,064 Method and apparatus for predicting an operational lifetime of a transistor
An operational lifetime, and also performance characteristics, can be accurately predicted for an experimental transistor design (10) and a specified set of...
US-6,530,010 Multiplexer reconfigurable image processing peripheral having for loop control
The proposed hardware architecture is integrated onto a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) as a coprocessor to assist in the computation of sum of absolute...
US-6,529,633 Parallel difference coding method for lossless compression and real time decompression
A block based hybrid compression method where the input page is classified as SOLID, TEXT, SATURATED TEXT or IMAGE type, and the compression method most...
US-6,529,393 Phase current sensor using inverter leg shunt resistor
In a pulse width modulation controlled three-phase voltage-source inverter having three legs, each leg including two transistors coupled serially between the...
US-6,529,284 Efficient rendering of masks to a screened buffer using a lookup table
A method and system for expanding a pixel bitmap mask. The pixel bitmap mask (102) is expanded by the use of a lookup table (104) to create an m*n bit expanded...
US-6,529,238 Method and apparatus for compensation of point noise in CMOS imagers
This invention corrects of white spot noise in an imager. If the brightness value of a pixel is greater than the maximum brightness value of eight surrounding...
US-6,529,237 Complete CDS/PGA sample and hold amplifier
A correlated double sampled/programmable gain amplifier (CDS/PGA) is disclosed which is operable to precondition a CCD output analog signal. The CDS/PGA includes...
US-6,529,211 Histogram-based intensity expansion
A method and apparatus for selectively scaling portions of image data based on the intensity levels of historical image data. The selective scaling, or level...
US-6,529,076 Fast saturation recovery operational amplifier input stage
An operational amplifier input stage includes a first differential input transistor and a second differential input transistor receiving a differential input...
US-6,529,070 Low-voltage, broadband operational amplifier
A low voltage, broadband differential operational amplifier which eliminates the long tail current source from the amplifier, thereby relieving the headroom...
US-6,529,048 Dynamic slew-rate booster for CMOS-opamps
The opamp with a slew rate booster includes a first high side transistor 23 coupled to a first differential output node OUT-; a second high side transistor 26...
US-6,528,888 Integrated circuit and method
An integrated circuit. The circuit includes a memory cell array including wordlines 201 formed on a substrate and bitlines 200 and capacitors 203 formed over the...
US-6,528,873 Ball grid assembly with solder columns
A method of making a ball grid assembly and the assembly wherein a mask (1) is provided which is not wettable by solder and through which a pattern of parallel...
US-6,528,835 Titanium nitride metal interconnection system and method of forming the same
A method of fabricating a DRAM integrated circuit structure (30) and the structure so formed, in which a common interconnect material (42, 48) is used as a first...
US-6,528,426 Integrated circuit interconnect and method
An inlaid interconnect fabrication method using a silicon carbide polish stop layer for protection of mechanically weak dielectric such as porous silicon dioxide...
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