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US-9,966,949 Resonant inductive sensing with negative impedance tuning
A resonant inductive sensing system includes a sensor resonator and an inductance-to-data converter (IDC) including an algorithmic control loop with operational...
US-9,966,941 Wide input range, low output voltage power supply
This disclosure describes techniques for generating relatively low regulated power supply voltages over a relatively wide range of input voltages. The...
US-9,966,887 BLDC zero crossing with BEMF, gating, and tri-state detect circuitry
A back electromotive force (BEMF) zero cross may be detected in a brushless direct current (BLDC) motor that is controlled by pulse width modulation (PWM). A...
US-9,966,855 Systems and methods for real-time inductor current simulation for a switching converter
A switching converter having a high-side switching transistor and a low-side switching transistor and an inductor, having a circuit for generating a simulated...
US-9,966,841 Power factor correction
A power supply includes a power factor correction module that is real-time adaptive based on the operating conditions.
US-9,966,838 Voltage conversion and charging from low bipolar input voltage
A circuit includes a transformer configured with a primary winding and a secondary winding that are driven from a voltage supplied by a thermoelectric generator...
US-9,966,380 Select gate self-aligned patterning in split-gate flash memory cell
A split-gate flash memory cell (cell) that can be formed by a method including self-aligned patterning for the select gates includes a semiconductor surface. A...
US-9,966,373 MOS transistor structure and method of forming the structure with vertically and horizontally-elongated metal...
Elongated metal contacts with longitudinal axes that lie in a first direction are formed to make electrical connections to elongated source and drain regions...
US-9,966,194 MEMS electrostatic actuator device for RF varactor applications
A MEMs actuator device and method of forming includes arrays of actuator elements. Each actuator element has a moveable top plate and a bottom plate. The top...
US-9,965,424 USB switch with multi-role ports
A Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapter includes a USB hub and a USB switch. The USB hub includes a plurality of downstream ports and one upstream port. The USB...
US-9,964,597 Self test for safety logic
Methods and apparatus for self test of safety logic in safety critical devices is provided in which the safety logic includes comparator logic coupled to a...
US-9,964,594 Serial test core wrapper link instruction register with resynchronization register
A test architecture accesses IP core test wrappers within an IC using a Link Instruction Register (LIR). An IEEE P1500 standard is in development for providing...
US-9,964,592 TDI, SC, and SE gating circuitry with count complete input
The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device's TCA circuit when the device exists in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with...
US-9,964,576 Capacitance detection circuit that detects minute changes in capacitance
A capacitance detection circuit detects changes in the capacitance of a variable capacitor by using the change in capacitance to change the resonant frequency...
US-9,961,361 Methods and systems for encoding pictures associated with video data
Several methods and systems for encoding pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method comprises dividing an LCU of a picture into a plurality of MERs...
US-9,960,883 Transmit/receive beamforming signal generation
Transmit and/or receive beamforming signal generation includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) for generating a lower or higher master frequency output...
US-9,960,782 Precharge switch-capacitor circuit and method
An input sampling stage circuit includes, a precharge buffer, a precharge switch-capacitor circuit, and an input sampling capacitor. The precharge buffer is...
US-9,960,780 Current source noise cancellation
At least some embodiments are directed to a system that comprises a differential switch network comprising first and second output nodes, first and second...
US-9,960,777 Diagnostic monitoring for analog-to-digital converters
The present disclosure describes a channel selector for use in an analog-to-digital converter that has a sampling circuit for converting an analog input to a...
US-9,960,162 Hybrid high-k first and high-k last replacement gate process
An integrated circuit and method with a metal gate NMOS transistor with a high-k first gate dielectric on a high quality thermally grown interface dielectric...
US-9,960,135 Metal bond pad with cobalt interconnect layer and solder thereon
A method of forming bond pads includes providing a substrate including an integrated circuit (IC) device formed thereon having an oxidizable uppermost metal...
US-9,960,034 Method of forming a thin film that eliminates air bubbles
A method, which forms an air-bubble-free thin film with a high-viscosity fluid resin, initially dispenses the fluid resin on an outer region of a semiconductor...
US-9,959,005 5-wire resistive touch screen pressure measurement circuit and method
A 5-wire touch screen system includes a touch screen (10) including a wiper (11) and a resistive layer (16) aligned with the wiper and first (UL), second (UR),...
US-9,958,503 Tap SPC with tap state machine reset and clock control
An optimized JTAG interface is used to access JTAG Tap Domains within an integrated circuit. The interface requires fewer pins than the conventional JTAG...
US-9,955,300 Method for incorporating invisible access points for RSSI-based indoor positioning applications
A method for incorporating invisible APs for RSSI based indoor positioning is presented. An empirical estimate of the probability of invisible APs versus...
US-9,954,705 Phase noise improvement techniques for wideband fractional-N synthesizers
The disclosure provides a frequency synthesizer. It includes a PFD that generates an up signal and a down signal in response to a reference signal and a...
US-9,954,514 Output range for interpolation architectures employing a cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) filter with a multiplier
A cascaded integrator-comb filter (CIC) that includes a differentiator, a rate changer, an integrator, and a multiplier. The differentiator is configured to...
US-9,954,496 Mitigating amplifier pop noise
At least some embodiments are directed to a system comprising an amplifier containing a first bias current source and configured to provide an output voltage at...
US-9,954,422 Integrated gate driver for motor control
An integrated gate driver for motor control includes a first diode coupled to an upper rail and providing a voltage on a first connector and a power amplifier...
US-9,954,402 Reducing corruption of communication in a wireless power transmission system
An embodiment of the invention provides a method for reducing data corruption in a wireless power transmission system. Power is transmitted from a primary coil...
US-9,953,967 Integrated circuit with dual stress liner boundary
An integrated circuit with DSL borders perpendicular to the transistor gates primarily inside the nwell and with DSL borders parallel to the transistor gates...
US-9,953,515 Inductive security sensor not susceptible to magnetic tampering
An inductive security sensor system is not susceptible to magnetic tampering (such as by using an external magnet or false target). A sensor assembly includes...
US-9,953,123 Aware variable fill pattern generator
A layout file for an integrated circuit has drawn geometries. Variable fill geometries are added to local areas based on densities of the drawn geometries in...
US-9,952,865 Low energy accelerator processor architecture with short parallel instruction word and non-orthogonal register...
An apparatus for a low energy accelerator processor architecture is disclosed. An example arrangement is an integrated circuit that includes a system bus having...
US-9,952,285 Adapter circuitry with global bypass register, legacy test data, multiplexer
A system and method for sharing a communications link between multiple protocols is described. A system includes a communications interface configured to...
US-9,952,283 Compressed scan chains with three input mask gates and registers
Electronic scan circuitry includes a decompressor (510), a plurality of scan chains (520.i) fed by the decompressor (510), a scan circuit (502, 504) coupled to...
US-9,952,255 Magnetically shielded probe card
A probe card includes a mechanical support fixture having an inner aperture with a plurality of probes secured to the fixture that includes probe tips that...
US-9,949,327 LED system with driver voltage clamping
One example includes a light-emitting diode (LED) system. The LED system includes an LED array comprising a plurality of LEDs that are each activated via an LED...
US-9,949,326 Predictive LED forward voltage for a PWM current loop
A light system is disclosed. The light system includes a light emitting diode (LED) and a shunt transistor having a current path connected to the LED. A ramp...
US-9,948,938 Methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction
Several methods and systems for chroma residual data prediction for encoding blocks corresponding to video data are disclosed. In an embodiment, at least one...
US-9,948,314 Vapor cell and method for making same
Vapor cells and methods for making the same are presented, in which a cell cavity is completely filled with aqueous alkali metal azide solution and the solution...
US-9,948,312 Phase lock loop with a digital charge pump
A phase lock loop (PLL) includes a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) and a frequency detector to generate a FAST signal responsive to a frequency of a...
US-9,948,309 Differential odd integer divider
A differential odd integer divider provides low power and compact sub-harmonics of an applied square or sinusoidal clock signal with self-aligned 50% duty...
US-9,948,181 Circuits and methods to linearize conversion gain in a DC-DC converter
Described examples include DC-DC power conversion systems, apparatus and methods for linearizing a DC-DC circuit conversion gain, including a gain circuit...
US-9,947,784 High voltage lateral extended drain MOS transistor with improved drift layer contact
An integrated circuit and method having an extended drain MOS transistor with a buried drift region, a drain end diffused link between the buried drift region...
US-9,947,783 P-channel DEMOS device
A p-channel drain extended metal oxide semiconductor (DEPMOS) device includes a doped surface layer at least one nwell finger defining an nwell length and width...
US-9,947,765 Dummy gate placement methodology to enhance integrated circuit performance
A method for increasing the performance of an integrated circuit by reducing the number of dummy gate geometries next to transistors in the speed path of an...
US-9,944,413 Circuits and methods for reducing flicker in an LED light source
Method and circuits for balancing a first waveform used to drive an LED are disclosed herein. The first waveform has a first cycle with a first amplitude and a...
US-9,942,956 Boost converter design with 100%-pass mode for WLED backlight and camera flash applications
Embodiments of the invention improve efficiency and address the stability issues that arise when a boost converter is used for both backlight WLEDs and camera...
US-9,942,573 Systems and methods for reducing blocking artifacts
Several methods and systems for reducing blocking artifacts are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes receiving a pair of adjacent blocks having an...
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