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US-1,017,7858 Minimum tone separation constrained MFSK scheme for ultrasonic communications
A method of encoding a plurality of data signals is disclosed. The method includes selecting a set of M ultrasonic frequencies, wherein each of the M ultrasonic...
US-1,017,7814 Method to use a preamble with band extension in power line communications
Embodiments include methods of powerline communications using a preamble with band extension is provided. A method may include receiving a packet data unit PDU....
US-1,017,7775 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-1,017,7747 High resolution capture
A high resolution capture circuit and integrated circuit chip are disclosed and include first and second capture delay lines and an oscillator delay line. The...
US-1,017,7685 Switching converter with improved power density
Disclosed examples include switching power converters, control methods and ripple filter circuits in which first and second switches are connected in series...
US-1,017,7673 LLC resonant frequency auto detection
Generally speaking, a timing circuit helps determine diode conduction time of an LLC converter. In some examples, the circuit includes an LLC converter having a...
US-1,017,7658 Methods and apparatus for adaptive timing for zero voltage transition power converters
Described examples include a method of controlling a power converter including executing a plurality of cycles. Each cycle includes turning on a first switch...
US-1,017,7644 Input current extraction from inductor current in a voltage converter
A voltage converter includes a high side power transistor coupled to an input voltage node and a low side power transistor coupled to the high side power...
US-1,017,7215 Analog capacitor on submicron pitch metal level
A microelectronic device includes a capacitor having a lower plate of interconnect metal, a capacitor dielectric layer with a lower silicon dioxide layer, a...
US-1,017,7214 Metal thin film resistor and process
An integrated circuit with a metal thin film resistor with an overlying etch stop layer. A process for forming a metal thin film resistor in an integrated...
US-1,017,7140 Bipolar transistor including lateral suppression diode
A transistor includes an emitter of a first conductivity type, base of a second conductivity type, collector of the first conductivity type, and cathode of a...
US-1,017,7136 Electrostatic discharge protection device for high voltage
A circuit for protecting against electrostatic discharge events has a semiconductor substrate (200) of first conductivity embedding a first diode in a well...
US-1,017,5981 Method to control the number of active vector lanes for power efficiency
The vector data path is divided into smaller vector lanes. The number of active vector lanes is controllable on the fly by the programmer to match the...
US-1,017,5077 Single transceiver ultrasonic flow meter having an array of transducer elements
Elements of a single beam-forming array of ultrasonic transducer elements are selectively activated to direct two or more ultrasonic beams to a series of...
US-1,017,3243 Transducer driver attenuating input current frequency at maximum mechanical output
A transducer has an input and produces a mechanical output, wherein the magnitude of the mechanical output of the transducer is dependent on the frequency and...
US-1,017,1789 Multi-sensor video frame synchronization apparatus and methods
Apparatus and methods disclosed herein operate to monitor times of receipt of start-of-frame indications associated with frames received from multiple image...
US-1,017,1578 Tapered coax launch structure for a near field communication system
A system is provided in which a set of modules each have a substrate on which is mounted a radio frequency (RF) transmitter and/or an RF receiver. Each module...
US-1,017,0384 Methods and apparatus providing a graded package for a semiconductor
Methods and apparatus providing a graded package for a semiconductor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a die; and a graded package encapsulating the...
US-1,016,8992 Interruptible trigonometric operations
Processor architectures and associated methods provide interruptible, instruction-based trigonometric function computation based on CORDIC iterations, receiving...
US-1,016,5276 Method and apparatus for frame coding in vertical raster scan order for HEVC
A method and apparatus for frame coding in adaptive raster scan order. The method includes encoding at least one of image or video utilizing input frames and at...
US-1,016,5270 Intra/inter mode decision for predictive frame encoding
This invention predicts that intra mode prediction is more effective for the macroblocks where motion estimation in inter mode prediction fails. This failure is...
US-1,016,4535 Cycle-by-cycle peak current limiting in current mode buck/boost converters
An SMPS current mode control loop with an adjusted cycle-by-cycle peak current limit for buck and boost (and bidirectional buck/boost) regulators. An SMPS...
US-1,016,4318 Waveguide coupler
An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, there is an antenna package and an integrated circuit (IC). A circuit trace assembly is secured to the IC. A coupler...
US-1,016,3911 SRAM cell with T-shaped contact
An integrated circuit containing an array of SRAM cells with T-shaped contacts in the inverters, in which drain connecting segments may extend beyond gate...
US-1,016,3888 Self-biased bidirectional ESD protection circuit
Disclosed examples provide an ESD protection circuit including a protection structure to selectively conduct current between a first terminal at a protected...
US-1,016,3725 High mobility transistors
An integrated circuit containing an n-channel finFET and a p-channel finFET is formed by forming a first polarity fin epitaxial layer for a first polarity...
US-1,016,3680 Sinker to buried layer connection region for narrow deep trenches
A method of forming an IC includes forming a buried layer (BL) doped a second type in a substrate doped a first type. Deep trenches are etched including...
US-1,016,3678 Sinker with a reduced width
Forming a semiconductor structure by forming a plurality of trenches in a semiconductor material, forming a plurality of non-conductive structures in the...
US-1,016,2641 Highly integrated scalable, flexible DSP megamodule architecture
This invention addresses implements a range of interesting technologies into a single block. Each DSP CPU has a streaming engine. The streaming engines include:...
US-1,016,2004 Tap domain selection circuit with AUX buffers and multiplexer
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-1,016,2003 DDR TMS/TDI, addressable tap, state machine, and tap state monitor
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-1,016,2001 TAP and gating enable, CaptureDR, capture, and gated CaptureDR signals
In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture,...
US-1,016,1978 Impedance analyzer using square wave stimuli
A microcontroller-based system for measuring the impedance of a device under test (DUT) (35) responsive to a square wave stimulus. A clock generator circuit...
US-1,015,8942 Direct current mode digital-to-analog converter to class D amplifier
A system includes a class D amplifier and a current steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC) directly connected to the class D amplifier. The system also...
US-1,015,8393 Dynamic reconfiguration of uplink transmission in a TDD wireless communication system
Embodiments of the invention use signaling mechanisms that enable dynamic reconfiguration of the UL/DL resource partitioning by user equipment (UE) in a TDD...
US-1,015,7915 Capacitor with improved voltage coefficients
A microelectronic device includes a capacitor having a lower plate of interconnect metal, a capacitor dielectric layer with a lower silicon dioxide layer, a...
US-1,015,7861 Crack propagation prevention and enhanced particle removal in scribe line seals of semiconductor devices
Disclosed embodiments include an integrated circuit having a semiconductor substrate with insulator layers and conductor layers overlying the semiconductor...
US-1,015,7485 Method and system for merging of polygons in adjacent tiles
A method for merging polygons in adjacent tiles is provided that includes determining that a first polygon in a tile having a first edge linked list and a...
US-1,015,6608 Dual port tap router for asynchronous capture shift data register
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-1,015,6598 Bi-directional electric energy meter
An electric energy meter for a poly-phase electricity network includes a power transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, a first analog front end...
US-1,015,6597 Method and system for determining power consumption
For determining a power consumption of electrical circuitry, at least one device executes at least a portion of a software application having an effect on a...
US-1,015,6593 Method and circuitry for measuring current
Transistor arrays are disclosed herein. An example transistor array includes a first node for coupling the transistor array to a circuit. A first transistor and...
US-1,015,6441 Ground plane estimation in a computer vision system
Estimation of the ground plane of a three dimensional (3D) point cloud based modifications to the random sample consensus (RANSAC) algorithm is provided. The...
US-1,015,3777 Fractional frequency clock divider with direct division
Disclosed examples include fractional frequency divider circuits, including a counter to provide phase shifted pulse output signals in response to counting of...
US-1,015,3696 Methods and circuitry for sampling a signal
Circuitry and methods for sampling a signal are disclosed. An example of the circuitry includes a node for coupling the circuitry to the signal being sampled...
US-1,015,3661 Methods and apparatus to increase efficiency for wireless power transfer
Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to efficiently transfer power wirelessly are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a feedback loop to...
US-1,015,3269 Low dynamic resistance low capacitance diodes
A low dynamic resistance, low capacitance diode of a semiconductor device includes a heavily-doped n-type substrate. A lightly-doped n-type layer 1 micron to 5...
US-1,015,3220 Silicon package having electrical functionality by embedded passive components
A packaged electronic system comprises a slab (210) of low-grade silicon (l-g-Si) configured as ridges (114) framing a depression of depth (112) including a...
US-1,015,3053 Fusible link cell with dual bit storage
A fuse-programmable register or memory location having a plurality of fusible links of differing electrical characteristics in parallel. In one embodiment,...
US-1,015,3025 Circuit and method for imprint reduction in FRAM memories
Disclosed embodiments include a memory device having a memory array that includes a first memory cell coupled to a first bit line and a second memory cell...
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