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US-7,978,015 Oscillator with reduced phase noise characteristics
One well known problem associated with voltage controlled oscillators or VCOs is phase noise, and it is desirable to reduce phase noise in order to improve VCO...
US-7,978,004 Body bias coordinator, method of coordinating a body bias and sub-circuit power supply employing the same
The present invention provides a body bias coordinator for use with a transistor employing a body region. In one embodiment, the body bias coordinator includes...
US-7,977,230 Rectangular contact used as a low voltage fuse element
A repair fuse element and method of construction are disclosed that eliminate or substantially reduce the disadvantages and problems associated with prior fuse...
US-7,975,196 Resynchronization memory in series/parallel with control/data scan cells
An integrated circuit or circuit board includes functional circuitry and a scan path. The scan path includes a test data input lead, a test data output lead, a...
US-7,974,595 Methodology for assessing degradation due to radio frequency excitation of transistors
One embodiment relates to an on-chip power amplifier (PA) test circuit. In one embodiment, a PA test circuit comprises a controllable oscillator (CO) configured...
US-7,974,418 Virtualizer with cross-talk cancellation and reverb
Audio loudspeaker and headphone virtualizers and cross-talk cancellers and methods use separate virtual speaker locations for different Bark frequency bands and...
US-7,974,334 Systems and methods for hybrid-MIMO equalization
Embodiments provide systems and methods for a novel multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) equalization technique that produces a channel matrix that contains...
US-7,974,144 Memory with tunable sleep diodes
A system and are described as to adjusting voltages in a memory device, while the device is in sleep mode, to prevent or minimize voltage or current leakage of...
US-7,974,005 Display screen for use in front projectors
A screen for use in image presentations comprises an array of transmissive elongated prisms. The screen is capable of delivering incident light, having an...
US-7,973,999 System for on-chip actuation
In accordance with particular embodiments, a system for displaying modulated light includes a spatial light modulator comprising a plurality of micromirrors...
US-7,973,557 IC having programmable digital logic cells
An integrated circuit (IC) includes at least one programmable digital logic cell that includes first dedicated digital logic cell having a plurality of...
US-7,973,535 Methods and apparatus to manage ground fault conditions with a single coil
A ground fault detection device includes a sense coil including a primary winding and a secondary winding to detect current in a line conductor and a neutral...
US-7,973,523 Reverse current sensing regulator system and method
A reverse current sensing (RCS) regulator system and method is provided. One embodiment of the invention includes a RCS regulator system. The system comprises a...
US-7,973,487 Power supply circuit
A power supply circuit is proposed for supplying current to a pair of white LEDs connected in series. The circuit comprises a DC-DC power converter, with a...
US-7,973,416 Thru silicon enabled die stacking scheme
A die to die bonding system and method includes an upper die having a front side, a back side, and a fully filled thru silicon via, a portion of the fully...
US-7,972,905 Packaged electronic device having metal comprising self-healing die attach material
A method of assembling an electronic device and electronic packages therefrom. A die attach adhesive precursor is placed between a top surface of a workpiece...
US-7,972,020 Apparatus and method for reducing speckle in display of images
An apparatus and method of reducing speckle in projection of images is provided that includes the elements or features of producing a first image and displacing...
US-7,972,004 System and method for uniform light generation
A system and method for uniform light generation in projection display systems. An illumination source comprises a light source to produce colored light, and a...
US-7,972,001 Projection illumination device and method for projection visual display system using multiple controlled light...
A method for compensating for a shift in color in a light source and a system of color illumination for a projection visual display (PVD) system. In one...
US-7,971,351 Method of manufacturing a semiconductor device
The objective of the invention is to provide a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device that allows individual molding of plural semiconductor chips...
US-7,970,230 Image processing with minimization of ringing artifacts and noise
A method of reducing ringing artifacts in image data that has been filtered with a high frequency emphasis filter. For each filtered data value, a local...
US-7,970,121 Tone, modulated tone, and saturated tone detection in a voice activity detection device
In a voice activity detection (VAD) device a method for defining tone signals comprises defining a threshold for zero amplitude change, calculating a zero...
US-7,970,082 Frequency offset correction when decoding a packet encoded in a frequency modulated signal
Embodiments include frequency offset correction when decoding a packet encoded in a frequency modulated signal. Different symbols encoded in the packet may be...
US-7,969,334 Apparatus for correcting setting error in an MDAC amplifier
Multiplying digital-to-analog converters (MDACs), which are generally employed in pipelined analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), can have a settling error...
US-7,969,274 Method to improve inductance with a high-permeability slotted plate core in an integrated circuit
An inductor structure (102) formed in an integrated circuit (100) is disclosed, and includes a first isolation layer (106) and a first core plate (104) disposed...
US-7,969,219 Wide range delay cell
A delay cell with a wider delay range is provided. The delay cell employs frequency dependent current source to generate the majority of the delay of the cell,...
US-7,968,974 Scribe seal connection
A feedthrough in an IC scribe seal is disclosed. The feedthrough is structured to maintain isolation of components in the IC from mechanical damage and chemical...
US-7,968,950 Semiconductor device having improved gate electrode placement and decreased area design
A semiconductor device includes a gate electrode having ends that overlap isolation regions, wherein the gate electrode is located over an active region located...
US-7,968,936 Quasi-vertical gated NPN-PNP ESD protection device
Fashioning a quasi-vertical gated NPN-PNP (QVGNP) electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device is disclosed. The QVGNP ESD protection device has a well...
US-7,968,878 Electrical test structure to detect stress induced defects using diodes
A serpentine double gated diode array for monitoring stress induced defects is disclosed. The diode array is configured with adjacent gate segments and gate...
US-7,968,443 Cross-contamination control for processing of circuits comprising MOS devices that include metal comprising...
A cross method for fabricating a CMOS integrated circuit (IC) includes providing a semiconductor wafer having a topside semiconductor surface, a bevel...
US-7,968,415 Transistor with reduced short channel effects and method
A method of fabricating a transistor (10) comprises forming source and drain regions (46) and (47) using a first sidewall (42) and (43) as a mask and forming a...
US-7,967,448 Optical system for a thin, low-chin, projection television
A micro-mirror based projection display system in an enclosure with minimum chin and depth measurements is disclosed. A light source, such as a solid state...
US-RE42,494 Preventing drain to body forward bias in a MOS transistor
A voltage level shifting circuit (FIG. 4) has a plurality of PMOS transistors M.sub.1, M.sub.2, M.sub.3 connected in parallel for respectively driving a...
US-7,966,533 Register device and methods for using such
Various systems and methods for registering data are disclosed herein. For example, test enabled flip-flop devices are provided. Such devices include a test...
US-7,966,528 Watchdog mechanism with fault escalation
A method for handling watchdog events of an electronic device includes detecting a watchdog fault in a normal mode, which is a watchdog event in which a...
US-7,966,527 Watchdog mechanism with fault recovery
A method for handling watchdog events of an electronic device includes detecting a watchdog fault in a normal mode, which is a watchdog event in which a...
US-7,966,183 Multiplying confidence scores for utterance verification in a mobile telephone
Automatic speech recognition verification using a combination of two or more confidence scores based on UV features which reuse computations of the original...
US-7,965,798 Robust packet detection, symbol timing, channel length estimation and channel response estimation for wireless...
A method. The method includes producing a first signal match indication based on at least one match indication indicative of a match between at least one signal...
US-7,965,797 Method, system and apparatus for generating constant amplitude zero autocorrelation sequences
A method, system and apparatus for generating a constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (CAZAC) sequence to be transmitted on a wireless communication channel...
US-7,965,657 Sounding reference signal cell specific sub-frame configuration
A method of wireless communication including a plurality of fixed basestations and a plurality of mobile user equipment with each basestation transmitting to...
US-7,965,280 Wait mode pen-touch detection and method for touch screen controller
A touch screen controller (1A) includes circuitry (2B) for generating a pen touch detection signal (PENTOUCH) having a first level if a touch point (Q) of a...
US-7,965,218 SAR ADC
An electronic device is provided for analog to digital conversion using successive approximation. The device comprises a first ADC stage. The first ADC stage...
US-7,965,139 Amplifier offset and noise reduction in a multistage system
Conventional multistage amplifiers oftentimes employ trim circuits or highly matched components to combat noise and offset contributions. Having trim circuitry...
US-7,965,103 Quad to binary converter with directly connected and coupled outputs
Quad-state logic elements and quad-state memory elements are used to reduce the wiring density of integrated circuits. The resulting reduction in wiring...
US-7,965,100 Transmitter with internal compensation for variance in differential data line impedance
In at least some embodiments, an electronic device includes a first data endpoint and differential data transceiver coupled to the first data endpoint. The...
US-7,965,071 DC-DC boost converter
A DC-DC boost converter is provided that generally maintains discontinuous mode operation in a generally efficient manner. To accomplish this, a clamp...
US-7,965,067 Dynamic compensation for a pre-regulated charge pump
An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises an error amplifier that amplifies the difference between a reference voltage and a feedback voltage, a first...
US-7,964,919 Thin film resistors integrated at two different metal single die
An integrated circuit includes a first thin film resistor on a first dielectric layer. A first layer of interconnect conductors on the first dielectric layer...
US-7,964,517 Use of a biased precoat for reduced first wafer defects in high-density plasma process
According to various embodiments, the present teachings include methods for reducing first wafer defects in a high-density plasma chemical vapor deposition...
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