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Amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of
An improved and novel semiconductor device including an amorphous carbon layer for improved adhesion of photoresist and method of fabrication. The device...
An apparatus for warming a battery for a personal electronic device includes a heating element and a holder. The holder holds the heating element adjacent to the...
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Memory interface protocol using two addressing modes and method of
A memory interface (15) and method of use implements a cache (14) bursting addressing technique which begins a read of main memory (16) in a wrap around mode...
Trusted elements within a distributed bandwidth system
A distributed bandwidth metering system (200) uses trusted elements throughout the system to collect and process usage data. The trusted elements in the...
Communication device with a dual-sided liquid crystal display
A communication device (10) with a dual-sided liquid crystal display (12) located with a housing (14) having two viewports (18,22). The display (12) includes a...
Bit encoding system and method
A bit encoding system for use with a bus (7) of a distributed microcontroller network (200,300), includes a waveform generator (100) for generating a...
Communication system with physical interface and communication controller,
A communication system (300) comprises interfaces (311-314) at communication channels (361-364, respectively), coupled to a controller (340) by an address bus...
Impact resistant rechargeable battery cell with crumple zone
This invention includes a spacer, preferably having a cross section resembling the letter "T", that is positioned between the electrode assembly and the metal...
Self-contained camera device and method for capturing and communicating
images via a modem
A self-contained camera device (10) and method for capturing and communicating images via a modem (13). The self-contained camera device (10) comprises an image...
A feedforward amplifier (150) according to the present invention uses a direct coupling of an amplifier stage (158) with the amplifier's load (R.sub.L). The main...
Sigma delta FM ratio detector
A circuit (100) for generating a ratio signal indicating a ratio of frequency error to signal magnitude of an input signal includes an FM ratio detector (110)...
Method of compensating for abrupt load changes in an anti-pinch window
A method of compensating for abrupt load changes in an anti-pinch window control system (300) includes measuring an instantaneous torque value (412) of a window...
Field emission device and method for the conditioning thereof
A field emission device (100) includes an electron emitter structure (105) having a deuteride layer (108), which defines a surface (109) of electron emitter...
Semiconductor component and method of operation
A semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate (110) having first and second portions (111, 112) with a first conductivity type, a transistor (120)...
Method for forming a copper interconnect using a multi-platen chemical
mechanical polishing (CMP) process
A copper interconnect polishing process begins by polishing (17) a bulk thickness of copper (63) using a first platen. A second platen is then used to remove...
Method of recrystallizing an amorphous region of a semiconductor
Techniques for forming gate dielectric layers (702) overlying amorphous substrate materials are presented. In addition, techniques for low temperature processing...
Integrated multilayered microfludic devices and methods for making the same
A multilayered microfluidic device having a substantially monolithic structure is formed by sintering together a plurality of green-sheet layers. The...
Carrier assembly for chemical mechanical planarization systems and method
A wafer carrier assembly (51) places a semiconductor wafer in angular compliance with a polishing media. The wafer carrier assembly (51) includes a first...
This invention is a "power" toolbox for vehicles that charges power tools and batteries while the vehicle is driven. A preferred embodiment is intended to be...
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Apparatus and method for program optimizing
An optimizer (100) comprises a memory (110) and a processor (130). The memory stores a program (200) to be optimized and optimization software (301). Controlled...
Method and apparatus for inerative training of a classification system
A process and apparatus for solving the product y=Rw, where R is a matrix and w is a vector. The process includes a steps of using a matrix outer product...
Method and apparatus for processing an embedded message at a wireless
mobile station which includes a...
A method and apparatus for processing embedded messages at a mobile station including a subscriber identity module (SIM) identifying the subscriber, for example,...
Channel management technique for asymmetric data services
A narrowband communication system provides wideband data services in a secondary service band. This limits the impact on primary services in peak traffic regions...
Power control method and apparatus suitable for use in a radio
A portable radio communication device (303) includes power control circuitry (315) for monitoring the voltage level incoming from a battery (317), and provides...
Method and apparatus for automatic simulcast correction for a correlation
An automatic simulcast correction method (300) for a selective call receiver (100) includes the steps of measuring a received signal (304) for a received signal...
System and method for creating a call usage record
A method of creating a call usage record is provided. An input signal is received. A call usage record is created in response to the received input signal. An...
Phase lock loop having a robust bandwidth and a calibration method thereof
A phase lock loop having an bandwidth that does not depend upon N. The phase lock loop comprising: a controlled oscillator, a frequency divider by N, a phase...
Method and apparatus for recovering data symbols from a signal received by
a radio communication device
A signal processor (125) for recovering data symbols from a received signal includes matched filters (210, 215) for receiving and filtering a quadrature (Q)...
Method and apparatus for assigning use of a radio frequency communication
A radio communication system assigns use of a radio frequency communication resource comprising multiple communication channels in a way that minimizes the...
Satellite-based communications system with terrestrial repeater and method
A satellite-based communications system (20) includes a communication satellite (22) using a Time Division Duplex (TDD) frame structure. The communication...
Method of handoff between base stations in a wireless communications system
A radio communications system (10) having a mobile station (30) and at least two base stations (13, 14). ATM radio channels (31, 32) are provided between the...
Method and system for encoding to mitigate decoding errors in a receiver
In a data transmitter having a data encoder, an encoder mode is detected. Thereafter, an excluded codeword output by the encoder operating in the encoder mode is...
Portable electronic device with enhanced battery life and cooling
Battery life and cooling are improved in an electronic device. A thermoelectric module and phase change material module are placed near a heat source in an...
Method of forming a semiconductor device having a buffer
A semiconductor device (10) having a stacked-gate buffer (30) wherein the stacked-gate buffer (30) has a substrate (65) and a top substrate region (70) both with...
Fuel processor with integrated fuel cell utilizing ceramic technology
A fuel processor and integrated fuel cell including a monolithic three-dimensional multilayer ceramic carrier structure defining a fuel reformer and including an...
Method and apparatus for verifying multiprocessing design in a unit
A method and apparatus for verification of designed logic in a processing unit (100) that performs multiprocessing functions is presented. Once the ...
Method and apparatus for robust initialization of devices
A method and apparatus for robust initialization of a digital control apparatus that is coupled to a plurality of devices (e.g., 112, 114, and 116) having a...
Efficient magnitude spectrum approximation
Methods and systems for efficient magnitude approximation, for example, for approximation of magnitudes of complex rectilinear Fourier transform coefficients in...
System and method for distributed navigation service
A distributed navigation system and method for providing driving instructions to a user. The system includes a service center having a navigation server and...
Domain selecting system and method
A cellular system (100) includes network equipment (102, 104) and user equipment (106). The network equipment can operate to inspect incoming messages from user...
Method for continuous home public land mobile network search
In a mobile station (MS) of a cellular radiotelephone system, a method of searching for the MS's home public land mobile network (HPLMN) when the MS is camped on...
Apparatus and method for determining a synchronization signal
The present invention relates to circuitry and an associated method for detecting a synchronization signal in a multi-media data transmission system. Preferably,...
Field emission device and method of operation
A field emission device (200) includes a cathode plate (110) having a back plate (112) made from glass and an anode plate (120) having a transparent substrate...
Method for forming an opening in a semiconductor device substrate
In one embodiment, a first dielectric film (24), and a second dielectric film (32) are formed over a substrate (10). The substrate is cured to at least partially...
Device for performing surface treatment on semiconductor wafers
A device for performing surface treatment on semiconductor wafers has a cassette (1) for accommodating a plurality of wafers (5) in its interior (3); the wafers...
Method for channel routing, and apparatus
A channel routing method (200) comprises computing channel parameters (210), classifying a channel complexity and estimating a channel height (220), optionally,...
Method and apparatus for providing a communication service to a
communication unit in a wireless communication...
The present invention addresses the need for an apparatus and method for providing a communication service to a communication unit (112) with acceptable audio...
Method for site-based priority in a communication system
Each communication unit (112A through 112F) and talkgroup in a communication system (100) is assigned a priority at each site (106, 108, and 110) in the system....