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US-9,890,040 Stress compensation for piezoelectric optical MEMS devices
An apparatus includes a lens material forming a lens. The apparatus also includes a piezoelectric capacitor over the lens material, where the piezoelectric...
US-9,890,036 Hermetically sealed MEMS device and its fabrication
In described examples, a hermetic package of a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure includes a substrate having a surface with a MEMS structure of a...
US-9,888,389 Method and apparatus for transmitting LTE waveforms in shared spectrum by carrier sensing
A method of operating a long term evolution (LTE) communication system on a shared frequency spectrum is disclosed. A user equipment (UE) is initialized on an...
US-9,888,244 Methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures
Several methods and systems for encoding of multimedia pictures are disclosed. In an embodiment, an occupancy level of a coded picture buffer (CPB) associated...
US-9,888,243 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-9,887,703 Area efficient digital to analog and analog to digital converters
A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) for converting an M bit digital value to an analog signal includes a capacitive DAC and a resistive DAC. The capacitive DAC...
US-9,887,702 High-speed dynamic element matching
This disclosure includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) including multiple digital-to-analog converter (DAC) elements and multiple comparators, with an...
US-9,887,701 Frequency offset correction precision of real-time clocks
In described examples, an apparatus includes: a counter configured to receive a reference clock signal and having a next state input and a current state output;...
US-9,887,680 Dual-mode filtering actuator driver apparatus, systems and methods
A dual-mode driver includes a transition stage and a static stage. The transition stage switches a bias voltage or an RF ground potential to an output pad to...
US-9,887,288 LDMOS device with body diffusion self-aligned to gate
A laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) device includes a substrate having a p-epi layer thereon, a p-body region in the p-epi layer and an...
US-9,885,740 Tracking energy consumption using a sepic-converter technique
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-9,883,603 Electronic pull tab for battery protection
A battery powered device is configured to allow the device to be stored for extended periods of time with a lithium battery installed and operable. An...
US-9,882,490 Parallel high side switches for a buck converter
A power stage for a DC-to-DC voltage converter includes a voltage input, a high-side n-channel transistor, a high-side p-channel transistor, and a low-side...
US-9,882,041 HEMT having conduction barrier between drain fingertip and source
A High Electron Mobility Transistor (HEMT) includes an active layer on a substrate, and a Group IIIA-N barrier layer on the active layer. An isolation region is...
US-9,882,008 Graphene FET with graphitic interface layer at contacts
A method for forming a graphene FET includes providing a graphene layer having a surface. A first metal layer having a work function <4.3 eV is deposited on...
US-9,881,995 MOSFET having dual-gate cells with an integrated channel diode
A semiconductor device includes MOSFET cells having a drift region of a first conductivity type. A first and second active area trench are in the drift region....
US-9,881,913 Bipolar SCR
A high-voltage bipolar semiconductor controlled rectifier (SCR) includes an emitter region having a first polarity and overlying a base region having a second...
US-9,881,795 Method of fabricating semiconductors
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor includes applying a planarization material to a substrate and forming an opening in the planarization material. The...
US-9,881,687 Self-latch sense timing in a one-time-programmable memory architecture
A programmable memory including a self-latching read data path. A sense amplifier senses the voltage level at a bit line, the bit line communicating the data...
US-9,881,357 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-9,880,195 Test systems and methods of testing devices
A test system for performing a plurality of tests on a plurality of devices includes a tester having a plurality of tester pins and at least one socket, wherein...
US-9,875,586 Inductive coded lock system
An inductive coded lock system includes an inductive lock mechanism, and a conductive key/target. The inductive lock mechanism includes multiple inductor coils...
US-9,872,246 Power conservation in channel hopping wireless network by independent definition of sleep intervals at each node
Power conservation is provided in a network of globally unsynchronized wireless communication devices that use asynchronous channel hopping. Each wireless...
US-9,872,130 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-9,872,044 Optimized edge order for de-blocking filter
A de-blocking filter includes a reconstructed memory that is configured to store reconstructed pixels corresponding to a current macroblock of a video image to...
US-9,871,965 Image processing for wide dynamic range (WDR) sensor data
A signal processing chain implements wide dynamic range (WDR) multi-frame processing including receiving raw image signals from a WDR sensor including a...
US-9,871,630 Hybrid communication networks
Systems and methods for designing, using, and/or implementing hybrid communication networks are described. In various embodiments, these systems and methods may...
US-9,871,514 Methods and apparatus for continuous current limiting for FETS in high inductive load systems
An apparatus includes a FET device having a drain terminal, source terminal and a gate terminal; a first supply voltage coupled to the drain terminal of the...
US-9,871,495 Thermal compensation for amplifiers
Systems and methods for providing thermal compensation for amplifiers are described. In some embodiments, an electronic circuit may include a main amplifier and...
US-9,871,494 Operational amplifier with class AB output
An operational amplifier includes an output stage, an input stage, a first auxiliary amplifier, and a second auxiliary amplifier. The output stage includes a...
US-9,871,456 Voltage conversion device and method of operation
A voltage conversion device includes a transformer and at least one transistor. The transformer has a primary side and a secondary side, the secondary side...
US-9,871,444 Integrated circuit with configurable control and power switches
Disclosed examples include integrated circuits configurable according to sensed circuit conditions to provide configurable power converter topologies with...
US-9,870,984 Power field-effect transistor (FET), pre-driver, controller, and sense resistor integration for multi-phase...
Techniques are described for integrating power field-effect transistors (FETs), pre-drivers, controllers, and/or resistors into a common multi-chip package for...
US-9,870,858 Fluxgate device with low fluxgate noise
An integrated fluxgate device, which includes a magnetic core, an excitation coil, and a sense coil. The magnetic core has a longitudinal edge and a terminal...
US-9,869,442 Hybrid illumination system having a blue laser diode, dichroic mirror and yellow transmissive phosphor...
An illumination apparatus is provided that includes a yellow phosphor converter to receive a blue laser light beam and to convert a portion of the blue laser...
US-9,867,130 System and method for ultra low power mode transmission
A time slot assignment arrangement for ultralow power devices in a wireless communication network is disclosed. The time slot assigned to ultralow power device...
US-9,866,859 Inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of inter-prediction candidate list construction in video coding
Methods are provided for inter-prediction candidate index coding independent of the construction of the corresponding inter-prediction candidate list, i.e., a...
US-9,866,283 Inductive structures with improved common mode transient immunity
A first inductive structure includes a data coil to transfer data by inductive coupling with a second inductive structure. First and second portions of the data...
US-9,866,237 Low power switched capacitor integrator, analog-to-digital converter and switched capacitor amplifier
Disclosed examples include switched capacitor integrator circuits including an amplifier, a feedback capacitor, a sampling capacitor, a loading capacitor and a...
US-9,866,235 Digital to analog converter
Digital to analog converters have first and second to analog arrays. The first digital to analog array has a reference input, a reference output, a first...
US-9,866,121 Tracking energy consumption using a boost-buck technique
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-9,866,118 Dead-time compensation in a power supply system
One embodiment includes a power supply system. The system includes a pulse-width modulation (PWM) system configured to generate a PWM signal. The system also...
US-9,866,113 Multilevel buck converter with a flying capacitor and charge pump
Methods and apparatus for flying capacitor balancing in multilevel converters are disclosed. Example flying capacitor balancing circuitry can include voltage...
US-9,866,112 Ultra-low power bandgap reference using a clocked amplifier
Methods and apparatus providing an ultra-low power bandgap reference using a clocked amplifier are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a clocked comparator...
US-9,866,099 Adaptive high-side gate drive for ringing mitigation in switching power converters
A power converter includes a high side device, a low side device connected to the high side device at a switch node, an inductor connected to the high side...
US-9,865,729 Laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor with segmented gate oxide
A power transistor is provided with at least one transistor finger that lies within a semiconductor material. The gate oxide is segmented into a set of segments...
US-9,865,722 Avalanche energy handling capable III-nitride transistors
A semiconductor device includes a GaN FET with an overvoltage clamping component electrically coupled to a drain node of the GaN FET and coupled in series to a...
US-9,865,718 Power MOSFET with metal filled deep sinker contact for CSP
A method of forming an IC including a power semiconductor device includes providing a substrate having an epi layer thereon with at least one transistor formed...
US-9,865,691 Poly sandwich for deep trench fill
A semiconductor device is formed by forming a deep trench in a substrate and a dielectric liner on sidewalls of the deep trench. A first undoped polysilicon...
US-9,865,599 Transistor with deep Nwell implanted through the gate
A method of fabricating a CMOS integrated circuit (IC) includes implanting a first n-type dopant at a first masking level that exposes a p-region of a substrate...
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