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US-9,176,316 Spatial light modulation display system
An improved spatial light modulation display system includes light sources for providing red, green, and blue light. A system controller includes functionality...
US-9,176,203 Apparatus and method for in situ current measurement in a conductor
Improved current sensing methods and apparatus and conductor apparatus are presented for sensing current in a bus bar or other conductor using one or more...
US-9,176,188 Waveform calibration using built in self test mechanism
A system on a chip (SoC) includes a transceiver comprising a transmitter having a power amplifier and a receiver having a signal buffer. At least one of the...
US-9,176,173 Method for detecting imperfect mounting of a rod-shaped metallic object in a metallic hollow shaft and a device
A method for detecting an imperfect mounting of an essentially rod-shaped metallic object in a metallic hollow shaft is provided. The imperfect mounting may...
US-9,172,517 Network power optimization via white lists
A device and method for controlling radio power in a wireless sensor network. A wireless sensor device includes a wireless transceiver, a white list generator,...
US-9,172,483 Signal quality estimation and control
Several circuits and methods implemented to perform signal quality estimation and control are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of signal quality estimation...
US-9,172,431 Channel selection in power line communications
A power line communication (PLC) device comprises a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory is configured to store program instructions...
US-9,172,243 Shut-off circuits for latched active ESD FET
An integrated circuit may include an over-capability detection circuit coupled to an I/O pad which provides a shut-off signal to a latch controlling an ESD...
US-9,171,901 Method for improving device performance using 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-9,171,830 Fabricating a proximity sensor having light-blocking structure in leadframe
A method for fabricating a semiconductor proximity sensor includes providing a flat leadframe with a first and a second surface. The second surface is...
US-9,171,828 DC-DC converter having terminals of semiconductor chips directly attachable to circuit board
A power supply system (200) has a QFN leadframe with leads and a pad (201). The pad surface facing a circuit board has a portion recessed with a depth (270) and...
US-9,171,106 Apparatus and method to collect and condense design violations from output data files
A method includes searching a plurality of lines of a log file for a violation of a defined condition; creating a database of all discovered violations;...
US-9,170,956 System and method for virtual hardware memory protection
A memory protection unit including hardware logic. The hardware logic receives a transaction from a virtual central processing unit (CPU) directed at a bus...
US-9,170,889 Recovery from the loss of synchronization with finite state machines
The invention is a method of operating a system having multiple finite state machines and a controller. Each finite state machine enters an offline state upon...
US-9,170,680 Method, system and computer program product for operating a touchscreen
Within a display area of a touchscreen, multiple elements are displayed. A location is detected of a physical touch within the display area. In response to...
US-9,170,300 Linking circuitry selectively coupling TDI/TDO with first and second domains
This disclosure describes a reduced pin bus that can be used on integrated circuits or embedded cores within integrated circuits. The bus may be used for serial...
US-9,170,299 DDR addressable TAP interface with shadow protocol and TAP domain
A process and apparatus provide a JTAG TAP controller (302) to access a JTAG TAP domain (106) of a device using a reduced pin count, high speed DDR interface...
US-9,169,974 Multiple-cavity vapor cell structure for micro-fabricated atomic clocks, magnetometers, and other devices
An apparatus includes a vapor cell having multiple cavities fluidly connected by one or more channels. At least one of the cavities is configured to receive a...
US-9,167,252 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-9,166,958 ID-based control unit-key fob pairing
A key fob-control unit pairing device that includes a transceiver to transmit and receive signals, a memory to store a key fob identification (KFID) and a...
US-9,166,717 Uplink synchronization maintenance principles in wireless networks
A cell within cellular network includes user equipments (UEs) that transmit data to a base station (eNB). Over a period of time, not all of the UEs will have...
US-9,166,543 Circuits and methods for compensating for miller capacitance
Amplifier circuits and methods of cancelling the Miller effects in amplifiers are disclosed herein. An embodiment of an amplifier circuit includes an input and...
US-9,166,402 Electrostatic discharge protection apparatus
ESD protection apparatus disclosed herein include an ESD trigger circuit to sense the occurrence of an ESD event and an ESD discharge device to provide a low...
US-9,166,276 Multifunction single antenna for contactless systems
A multifunction antenna is described in which the multifunction antenna is divided into a first segment and a second segment by an impedance circuit that...
US-9,166,270 Balun with integrated decoupling as ground shield
An apparatus is provided. Transmission line cells are formed in a first region. A first metallization layer is formed over the transmission line cells within a...
US-9,166,269 Retractable dielectric waveguide
A rotatable coupler for dielectric wave guides is described. A first dielectric wave guide (DWG) has an interface surface at a one end of the DWG. A second DWG...
US-9,166,083 Reducing thermal gradients to improve thermopile performance
With infrared (IR) sensors, repeatability and accuracy can become an issue when there are thermal gradients between the sensor and an underlying printed circuit...
US-9,165,873 Semiconductor package having etched foil capacitor integrated into leadframe
A packaged semiconductor device including a leadframe made of a first metal, the leadframe including structures with surfaces and sidewalls; capacitors attached...
US-9,165,865 Ultra-thin power transistor and synchronous buck converter having customized footprint
A packaged power transistor device (100) having a leadframe including a flat plate (110) and a coplanar flat strip (120) spaced from the plate, the plate having...
US-9,164,528 Apparatus and method for controlling inductor current in a switch mode power supply
Apparatus and method for controlling inductor current in a switch mode power supply. In one embodiment, a switch mode power supply includes an inductor, a...
US-9,164,146 Tap and shadow access port output circuitry with clock doubler
The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for providing a shadow access port within a device. The shadow access port is accessed to perform...
US-9,163,941 System and method for implementing low-cost electronic gyroscopes and accelerometer
Accelerometers have a number of wide-ranging uses, and it is desirable to both increase their accuracy while decreasing size. Here, millimeter or sub-millimeter...
US-9,161,256 CQI feedback structure
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a reporting allocation unit, an indicator interpretation unit and methods of operating a reporting allocation unit...
US-9,161,058 Method and system for detecting global brightness change for weighted prediction in video encoding
A method of encoding a coding unit of a digital video sequence is provided that includes computing a brightness measure for each region in a plurality of...
US-9,161,056 Method for low memory footprint compressed video decoding
This invention is a method of memory saving in compressed video decoding. For each group of pictures the method determines whether less than the maximum number...
US-9,160,996 Imaging input/output with shared spatial modulator
An image input/output apparatus and method includes a light source in optical communication with a spatial radiation modulator for projecting an output image...
US-9,160,410 Coexistence method by requesting access to the channel
Systems and methods for implementing coexistence by requesting access to a channel in power line communications (PLC) are described. In an illustrative...
US-9,160,358 Close-in tones
A system can include a close-in tone control configured to detect a set of close-in tones of an interleaved analog to digital converter (IADC) signal and output...
US-9,160,330 Boost capacitor sharing architecture for power supply active balancing systems
An apparatus includes multiple first channels configured to be coupled to a first boost capacitor and multiple second channels configured to be coupled to a...
US-9,160,314 Negative edge flip-flop with dual-port slave latch
In an embodiment of the invention, a flip-flop circuit contains a 2-input multiplexer, a master latch, a transfer gate and a slave latch. The scan enable...
US-9,160,229 DC-DC converter
A DC-DC converter, having an output voltage and including at least one electronic switch; first circuitry controlling the output voltage by adjusting a...
US-9,159,725 Controlled on and off time scheme for monolithic cascoded power transistors
A semiconductor device includes a depletion mode GaN FET cascoded with an enhancement mode NMOS transistor. A gate of the GaN FET is electrically coupled to a...
US-9,159,603 Integrated circuit package strip support assembly
An integrated circuit ("IC") package strip support assembly for a saw table including a first material having a first hardness and having a surface adapted to...
US-9,159,276 Method for creating bit planes using a digital signal processor and double index addressing direct memory access
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for creating bit planes from frame data for a digital mirror device is disclosed including...
US-9,158,683 Multiport memory emulation using single-port memory devices
A multiport memory emulator receives first and a second memory commands for concurrent processing of memory commands in one operation clock cycle. Data operands...
US-9,157,958 Blocking the effects of scan chain testing upon a change in scan chain topology
A system comprises a plurality of components, scan chain selection logic coupled to the components, and override selection logic coupled to the scan chain...
US-9,157,938 On-time based peak current density rule and design method
A method of computing a peak current density specification (j.sub.peakspec) for an electrical conductor line of an integrated circuit (IC) resulting from...
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...
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