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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...
US-6,528,386 Protection of tungsten alignment mark for FeRAM processing
A method of fabricating a ferroelectric capacitor is disclosed. The method comprises the patterning of a top electrode layer and a dielectric layer to form a...
US-6,528,328 Methods of preventing reduction of irox during PZT formation by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition or other...
A method of fabricating a ferroelectric capacitor is disclosed. The method comprises the decreases a reduction in a bottom electrode material during formation of...
US-6,526,430 Reconfigurable SIMD coprocessor architecture for sum of absolute differences and symmetric filtering (scalable...
The proposed architecture is integrated onto a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) as a coprocessor to assist in the computation of sum of absolute differences,...
US-6,526,144 Data protection system
A method of communicating from a transmitter to a receiver over a communication medium. For the transmitter, the method includes the step of formatting data into...
US-6,526,090 Demodulation element assignment for a receiver capable of simultaneously demodulating multiple spread spectrum...
A method (32) of operating a spread spectrum communications receiver (20). The method demodulates a current path group with a demodulator (28), wherein the...
US-6,525,594 Eliminating power-down popping in audio power amplifiers
The circuit includes: a transistor 22; and a switch 32 coupled to a backgate of the transistor 22 for switching between a power supply node and current-path node...
US-6,525,574 Gate bootstrapped CMOS sample-and-hold circuit
A sample and hold circuit to sample and hold a signal, includes a load capacitor to hold the signal, a switch to control the charging of said load capacitor, and...
US-6,525,521 Sample and hold phase detector having low spurious performance and method
A method for lowering the spurious output of a sample and hold phase detector includes the steps of charging a ramp node (502) to a first voltage level after a...
US-6,525,424 Semiconductor device and its manufacturing method
Improve the productivity and cost for the manufacturing of a semiconductor device referred to as a wafer level CSP. The manufacturing method for a semiconductor...
US-6,525,410 Integrated circuit wireless tagging
A semiconductor device comprising an integrated circuit and an information unit, said unit being electrically separate from said integrated circuit; an...
US-6,525,396 Selection of materials and dimensions for a micro-electromechanical switch for use in the RF regime
The present invention provides an apparatus and method of selecting a unique combination of materials and dimensions for fabrication of a micro-electromechanical...
US-6,524,930 Method for forming a bottom corner rounded STI
Methods are disclosed for the formation of isolation structures and trenches in semiconductor devices, in which lower corners of an isolation trench are rounded...
US-6,523,081 Architecture using dedicated endpoints and protocol for creating a multi-application interface and improving...
A USB function device (14) for coupling to a USB host (12). The USB function device (14) comprises circuitry (32) for providing a capability to the USB host,...
US-6,523,052 Method and architecture to facilitate achieving a fast EPR4 equalization start-up in a magnetic recording read...
A method and circuit (10) for achieving a fast EPR4 equalization start-up for an FIR filter (14) in a magnetic recording read channel is presented in which a...
US-6,522,985 Emulation devices, systems and methods utilizing state machines
An emulation device including a serial scan testability interface having at least first and second scan paths, and state machine circuitry connected and...
US-6,522,730 DSL communication system with improved bandwidth
A telecommunications system using DSL modems (36, 38) detects on-hook or off-hook states of a local loop telecommunications line (18). If the local loop (18) is...
US-6,522,494 Apparatus and method for writing servo patterns on a computer hard disk
A method for writing servo patterns on a hard disk drive disk in a hard disk drive assembly. The assembly includes a disk having at least one magnetic surface in...
US-6,522,492 Write to read switching time trim circuit
An offset circuit to correct an offset between differential signals includes a read circuit to read the differential signals, a circuit to measure the offset of...
US-6,522,489 Efficient analog-to-digital converter for digital systems
An analog-to-digital converter 16 includes first and second analog-to-digital converters 22 and 24 both of which receive an input signal. The first...
US-6,522,454 Hidden hinge digital micromirror device with improved manufacturing yield and improved contrast ratio
An improved DMD type spatial light modulator having an array of pixels (18). The pixels (18) are of the "hidden hinge" design, each pixel having a mirror (30)...
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