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US-1,037,1891 Integrated circuit with dielectric waveguide connector using photonic bandgap structure
An encapsulated integrated circuit package is provided that includes an integrated circuit (IC) die. A radio frequency (RF) circuit on the IC die is operable to...
US-1,037,1748 Monitoring communication link in powered-up device for synchronization point sequence
A method comprises a system comprising a host device coupled to a first remote device actively operating according to a state diagram that the host device and...
US-1,037,1528 Pedestrian navigation devices and methods
Devices and methods for pedestrian navigation are disclosed. In an embodiment, a device includes an accelerometer sensor configured to sense acceleration...
US-1,037,0760 Methods for gas generation in a sealed gas cell cavity
Described examples include a method of fabricating a gas cell, including forming a cavity in a first substrate, providing a nonvolatile precursor material in...
US-1,036,8412 LED driver
In described examples, a circuit for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) includes a switch control circuit to generate a first control signal for a first...
US-1,036,8406 Feed forward controlled voltage to current source for LED driver
A DC to DC converter receives a DC input voltage and generates an output DC voltage. A current sensor measures a DC input current. A control circuit is coupled...
US-1,036,8094 Luma-based chroma intra-prediction for video coding
A method for luma-based chroma intra-prediction in a video encoder or a video decoder is provided that includes filtering reconstructed neighboring samples of a...
US-1,036,8093 Line-based compression for digital image data
A method of compressing digital image data is provided that includes selecting an entropy code for encoding a line of pixels in the digital image data, wherein...
US-1,036,8069 Coding unit quantization parameters in video coding
A method is provided that includes receiving a coded largest coding unit in a video decoder, wherein the coded largest coding unit includes a coded coding unit...
US-1,036,7511 Counter-based SYSREF implementation
A system (and associated method) includes an input flip-flop, a counter, and a clock tree. The input flip-flop includes a clock input terminal configured to be...
US-1,036,7484 Ramp based clock synchronization for stackable circuits
A phase generation circuit is disclosed. The circuit includes a ramp generation circuit arranged to generate a ramp signal in synchronization with a...
US-1,036,7479 Method and apparatus to reduce noise in CT data acquisition systems
The disclosure provides a circuit that includes an integrator that generates an integrated signal in response to a current signal. A comparator is coupled to...
US-1,036,7420 Load regulation for the isolated output in an isolated buck converter
Methods and circuits for regulating the voltage of the isolated output of an isolated buck converter. Pursuant to a representative method, a parameter of the...
US-1,036,6987 Methods and apparatus for compensation and current spreading correction in shared drain multi-channel load switch
Described example embodiments include an integrated circuit having a first channel area with a first FET formed in a semiconductor substrate, the substrate...
US-1,036,6958 Wire bonding between isolation capacitors for multichip modules
A packaged multichip device includes a first IC die with an isolation capacitor utilizing a top metal layer as its top plate and a lower metal layer as its...
US-1,036,6947 Flat no-lead packages with electroplated edges
A lead frame sheet of flat no-lead lead frames having a semiconductor die on a die pad, terminals, and plastic encapsulation except on a back side of the sheet...
US-1,036,6944 Methods and apparatus for semiconductor device having bi-material die attach layer
Described examples include a device including a semiconductor die having a first surface with bond pads and an opposite second surface attached to a substrate...
US-1,036,6471 Universal and adaptive de-mosaicing (CFA) system
A method of de-mosaicing pixel data from an image processor includes generating a pixel block that includes a plurality of image pixels. The method also...
US-1,036,5761 Capacitive position sensing with pressure compensation using dual-electrode sensor
A capacitive sensing methodology is suitable for sensing touch position along a sensor track based on touch capacitance based on touch position and touch...
US-1,036,5704 Discrete power control of components within a computer system
Systems and methods for discrete power control of components within a computer system are described herein. Some illustrative embodiments include a system that...
US-1,036,5683 Frequency execution monitoring in a real-time embedded system
A method includes reading first and second timer count values from a timer, wherein the first timer count value is associated with a first time point and the...
US-1,036,5678 Measuring internal voltages of packaged electronic devices
An method comprising activating an internal switch within a packaged electronic device to connect to a reference ground of an internal voltage source to a first...
US-1,036,5303 Shunt strip
A shunt strip that includes a plurality of shunts arranged in a grid with each of the shunts spaced from an adjacent shunt by a shunt-gap. A plurality of tabs...
US-1,036,5123 Anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor
Some embodiments are directed to an anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) angle sensor. The sensor comprises a first Wheatstone bridge comprising a first...
US-1,036,4144 Hermetically sealed package for mm-wave molecular spectroscopy cell
Disclosed examples provide gas cells and a method of fabricating a gas cell, including forming a cavity in a first substrate, forming a first conductive...
US-1,036,3861 Timing correction in a communication system
One example includes a communication system. The system includes a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal and a data receiver...
US-1,036,2994 Bio-sensing device with ambient light cancellation
A bio-sensing device (and method) calibrates a time period used to make bio-physical measurements. The device initiates a light source sense phase followed by a...
US-1,036,2326 Processing a prediction unit of a picture
Motion compensation requires a significant amount of memory bandwidth, especially for smaller prediction unit sizes. The worst case bandwidth requirements can...
US-1,036,2322 Context and bypass encoding video
A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding video data, including context encoding or decoding portions of an array of transform coefficients and bypass...
US-1,036,1098 QFN pin routing thru lead frame etching
A multi-level leadframe including three bonding levels and one exposed level. Each of the three bonding levels and the one exposed level is positioned in a...
US-1,036,0328 Methods for converting circuits in circuit simulation programs
A method for converting a circuit in a format of a first circuit simulation program to format of a second circuit simulation program includes identifying...
US-1,035,9995 Architecture and instruction set to support integer division
A processor includes a core and a plurality of registers including a first register, a second register, and a third register. The core is configured to perform...
US-1,035,9321 On-chip circuit and method for accurately measuring die temperature of an integrated circuit
An integrated circuit and method are provided for accurately measuring the temperature of a die of the integrated circuit. Pairs of diodes are driven with...
US-1,035,5970 Distributed procedure for breadth-first graph traversal on asymmetric communication topologies
The breadth-first search (BFS) starts with a root node. In the first stage, all neighbors of the root node are discovered and added to the nodes frontier. In...
US-1,035,5609 Voltage step-down technique for deriving gate-charge using multi-level core architecture
In described examples of methods and control circuitry to control a multi-level power conversion system with a flying capacitor, a power circuit regulates a...
US-1,035,5592 Low power zero inductor current detection circuit
Methods and apparatus for detecting a zero inductor current to control switch transitions for a power converter. An example method includes outputting a first...
US-1,035,5591 Multilevel boost DC to DC converter circuit
Described examples include DC to DC converters and systems with switching circuitry formed by four series-connected switches, inductors connected between the...
US-1,035,5076 Low substrate leakage zener diode with modulated buried junction
In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a semiconductor layer doped with a first-type dopant, a first region doped with the first-type dopant, a second...
US-1,035,4951 Thin film resistor with punch-through vias
A device including a thin film resistor (TFR) structure. The TFR structure is accessible by one or more conductive vias that extend vertically from an upper...
US-1,035,4890 Packaged semiconductor device having nanoparticle adhesion layer patterned into zones of electrical conductance...
A device comprises a substrate and an adhesive nanoparticle layer patterned into zones of electrical conductance and insulation on top of the substrate surface....
US-1,035,4858 Process for forming PZT or PLZT thinfilms with low defectivity
Use of a non-solvent for the edge bead removal of spin-coated PZT or PLZT thinfilms, eliminates swelling of the exposed edges of the PZT or PLZT thinfilms and...
US-1,035,4149 Stationary-vehicle structure from motion
A vehicular structure from motion (SfM) system can store a number of image frames acquired from a vehicle-mounted camera in a frame stack according to a frame...
US-1,035,3823 Less-secure processors, integrated circuits, wireless communications apparatus, methods and processes of making
An integrated circuit (122) includes an on-chip boot ROM (132) holding boot code, a non-volatile security identification element (140) having non-volatile...
US-1,035,3503 Integrated force sensing element
An integrated force sensing element includes a piezoelectric sensor formed in an integrated circuit (IC) chip and a strain gauge at least partially overlying...
US-1,035,3414 Bandgap reference circuit with inverted bandgap pairs
In some examples, a bandgap reference circuit comprises a first bandgap pair having multiple first diodes and a first resistor positioned between the multiple...
US-1,035,3062 Methods and apparatus for narrowband ranging systems using reference signal interpolation
Methods and apparatus to determine an accurate distance to a target using reference signal interpolation is disclosed. An example apparatus includes an...
US-1,035,2792 Device and method for on-chip mechanical stress sensing
An integrated circuit (IC) chip includes a substrate of a piezo-electric material having a first resistivity coefficient associated with a first direction that...
US-1,034,9526 Integrated circuit with micro inductor and micro transformer with magnetic core
An integrated circuit with a micro inductor or with a micro transformer with a magnetic core. A process of forming an integrated circuit with a micro inductor...
US-1,034,7732 Semiconductor device with extended electrically-safe operating area
In at least some embodiments, a semiconductor device comprises a source region is formed within a well. The source region comprises a first dopant type, and the...
US-1,034,3423 Identification of paper media using impedance analysis
A microcontroller-based system for identifying a paper type of a sample of paper from a measurement of its electrical impedance. An interdigital dielectric...
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