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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...
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...
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