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US-9,157,897 High voltage ultrasound transmitter with gate protection diodes and intrinsic output zeroing
An ultrasound transmitter including intrinsic output zeroing is disclosed herein. A transmitter for generating ultrasound signals includes a first transmitter...
US-9,157,807 Etching cavity structures in silicon under dielectric membrane
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer (2) and a dielectric stack (3) on the semiconductor layer. A plurality of etchant openings (24-1,2 . . . )...
US-9,157,768 Inductive sensing including inductance multiplication with series connected coils
Inductive position sensing uses inductance multiplication with series connected sensor coils. In one embodiment, a first sensing domain area is established in a...
US-9,155,056 Mapping schemes for secondary synchronization signal scrambling
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the...
US-9,154,801 Method and apparatus for diagonal scan and simplified coding of transform coefficients
A method and apparatus for encoding video data. At least a portion of a two dimensional array of transform coefficients representing a portion of video data is...
US-9,154,350 PHY layer options for body area network (BAN) devices
In at least some embodiments, a communication device includes a transceiver with a physical (PHY) layer. The PHY layer is configured for body area network (BAN)...
US-9,154,277 Resource allocation and signaling for aperiodic sounding
This patent application considers the configuration aperiodic sounding reference signal parameters by radio resource control signaling and the triggering of...
US-9,154,158 Macro-block encoding of skipped video frames
A video system includes an encoder for generating a compressed bit stream in response to a received video signal. A transitional location is located in the bit...
US-9,154,133 ESD robust level shifter
An inverter type level shifter includes a first power supply voltage and a first ground voltage. A first inverter operates on the first power supply voltage and...
US-9,153,726 Inductive optical sensor utilizing frontside processing of photo sensitive material
A photodetector detects the absence or presence of light by detecting a change in the inductance of a coil. The magnetic field generated when a current flows...
US-9,153,569 Segmented NPN vertical bipolar transistor
A segmented bipolar transistor includes a p-base in a semiconductor surface including at least one p-base finger having a base metal/silicide stack including a...
US-9,153,295 Register bank cross path connection method in a multi core processor system
Scratch pad register banks are used as shared fast access storage between processors in a multi processor system. Instead of the usual one to one register...
US-9,153,228 Wireless telephone sending speech data in second packet secondary stage
An IC processor circuit has an interface for a microphone and a packet switched network. A memory holds bits for converting audible speech from the microphone...
US-9,152,875 Preserving text quality in video encoding
A video encoder receives a macro-block of an image frame, and determines whether the macro-block contains text. The video encoder computes a quantization...
US-9,152,586 Coherent cache system with optional acknowledgement for out-of-order coherence transaction completion
To enable efficient tracking of transactions, an acknowledgement expected signal is used to give the cache coherent interconnect a hint for whether a...
US-9,152,520 Programmable interface-based validation and debug
A programmable interface-based validation and debug system includes, for example, a test connector that is arranged to communicatively couple a design under...
US-9,151,842 Method and apparatus for time of flight sensor 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional map generation
A method and apparatus for Time Of Flight sensor 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional map generation. The method includes retrieving Time Of Flight sensor fixed...
US-9,150,410 Coatings for relatively movable surfaces
A device has a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) component with at least one surface and a coating disposed on at least a portion of the surface. The coating...
US-9,148,699 Optimized algorithm for construction of composite video from a set of discrete video sources
A method includes reading a composite video descriptor data structure and a plurality of window descriptor data structures. The composite video descriptor data...
US-9,148,580 Transforming wide dynamic range images to reduced dynamic range images
A method of transforming an N-bit raw wide dynamic range (WDR) Bayer image to a K-bit raw red-green-blue (RGB) image wherein N>K is provided that includes...
US-9,148,316 Decision feedback equalizer
A decision feedback equalizer (DFE) circuit includes a first equalization path and a second equalization path. Each equalization path includes a summing node, a...
US-9,148,181 Reference clock compensation in DVB-H receivers
A wireless receiver providing multiple services (FIG. 3) is disclosed. The wireless receiver includes an oscillator circuit (304, FIG. 4) arranged to produce a...
US-9,148,166 Adding predefined offset to coarse ADC residue output to SAR
A successive approximation register analog to digital converter (SAR ADC) receives an input voltage and a plurality of reference voltages. The SAR ADC includes...
US-9,148,159 Dual comparator-based error correction scheme for analog-to-digital converters
An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) includes a first comparator, a second comparator, and a decision timing comparison logic unit. The first comparator is...
US-9,147,764 Flatband shift for improved transistor performance
An integrated circuit includes MOS and DEMOS transistors with at least one of indium, carbon, nitrogen, and a halogen dopant raising the threshold voltage of a...
US-9,147,756 Electronic device and method for increasing reliability of bipolar transistors under high voltage conditions
The invention relates to an electronic device with a bipolar transistor having an emitter, a base and a collector. The base has a first region of a first...
US-9,147,193 Method for transmission of unicast control in broadcast/multicast transmission time intervals
Embodiments of the invention provide methods for maximizing the bandwidth utilization in the uplink of a communication system supporting time division...
US-9,147,013 Wireless sensor with FRAM
A wireless sensor module for use in a wireless sensor network. The sensor module collects sensor data in a periodic manner with a first time period. The sensor...
US-9,146,825 At speed TAP, dual port router, and command flip-flop circuitry
This disclosure describes different ways to improve the operation of a device's 1149.1 TAP to where the TAP can perform at-speed Update & Capture, Shift &...
US-9,146,600 Array and peripheral power control decoded from circuitry and registers
Systems and methods for discrete power control of components within a computer system are described herein. Some illustrative embodiments include a system that...
US-9,146,570 Load current compesating output buffer feedback, pass, and sense circuits
A load current compensating output buffer circuit and method are disclosed. The circuit includes a buffer amplifier coupled to a supply voltage and the...
US-9,146,276 IC and test interposer with stimulus generator circuitry and TAP
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving silicon interposers to include test circuitry for testing stacked die mounted on the...
US-9,146,272 JTAG multiplexer with clock/mode input, mode/clock input and mode output
The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing JTAG Tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected JTAG...
US-9,146,263 Electronic device and method for tracking energy consumption
The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least...
US-9,143,983 Enhancing packet aggregation performance in coexisting wireless networks
A wireless combination (combo) device is coupled to an antenna for communicating via a first wireless network over a first band. A packet aggregator is coupled...
US-9,143,795 Parallel motion estimation in video coding
Methods for improved parallel motion estimation are provided that decouple the merging candidate list derivation and motion estimation for merge mode and skip...
US-9,143,789 Quantization matrix compression in video coding
A method of quantization matrix compression in a video encoder is provided that includes preprocessing a quantization matrix by performing at least one selected...
US-9,143,327 Power line communication (PLC) network nodes using cipher then segment security
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for a cipher then segment approach in a Power Line Communication (PLC). A node or device generates...
US-9,143,212 Codebook sub-sampling for CSI feedback on PUCCH for 4Tx MIMO
Channel state information (CSI) feedback in a wireless communication system is disclosed. User equipment transmits a CSI feedback signal via a Physical Uplink...
US-9,143,197 Joining process for G3 networks
Systems and methods for routing protocols for power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, a method performed by a PLC device, such as a...
US-9,143,167 Rate matching and scrambling techniques for control signaling
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the...
US-9,143,100 Method and circuitry for multi-stage amplification
In an amplifier, a first stage receives a differential input voltage, which is formed by first and second input voltages, and outputs a first differential...
US-9,143,066 Permanent magnet motor with sinusoidal back-EMF waveform and related motor controller for position sensorless...
A system includes a permanent magnet motor having a rotor and a stator. The rotor and the stator have a configuration that causes the motor to generate a...
US-9,142,496 Semiconductor package having etched foil capacitor integrated into leadframe
A method for fabricating a packaged semiconductor device begins by placing a first mask on a foil of porous conductive material bonded on a strip of a first...
US-9,142,472 Integrated circuit and method of making
Integrated circuits and methods of fabricating integrated circuits are disclosed herein. One embodiment of an integrated circuit includes a die having a side,...
US-9,142,321 Testing of non-volatile memory arrays
A method of testing non-volatile memory arrays. A first test stage including at least a first stage read uses a first step size for setting current for BCC...
US-9,141,831 Scheduler, security context cache, packet processor, and authentication, encryption modules
An electronic circuit (200) includes one or more programmable control-plane engines (410, 460) operable to process packet header information and form at least...
US-9,141,561 Master circuits having dynamic priority leads coupled with memory controller
A system includes multiple master devices and at least one memory refresh scheduler. When a master device needs higher priority for memory access, the master...
US-9,141,392 Different clock frequencies and stalls for unbalanced pipeline execution logics
A method includes determining a rate of resource occupancy of a constituent stage of an unbalanced instruction pipeline implemented in a processor through...
US-9,141,157 Molded power supply system having a thermally insulated component
A molded system (100) has a plurality of components (110, 120, 130) attached to a carrier (101), one of the components being an object (110) of irregular...
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