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Advanced air time management
A system and method of communications usage management for multiple networked devices such as cellular telephones in a telecommunications network. A management...
System and method providing improved FM carrier squelch system
An improved squelch system (10) is provided in accordance with the present invention. The system includes a high-deviation subsystem (20) to detect a carrier...
Frequency generation circuit and method of operating a tranceiver
A frequency generation circuit includes an oscillator (403), a comparator (413) coupled to the oscillator, a first divider (407) coupled to the comparator, a PLL...
Mechanically tunable diaphragm using nickel titanium memory metal
A diaphragm includes a vibratory membrane and at least one nickel titanium memory metal member having a shape that can be mechanically adjusted with a heating...
Low cost DSSS communication system
A method and apparatus for direct sequence spread spectrum communication having low complexity. In the transmitter, the data bit is spreaded by a code sequence,...
Efficient antenna pattern shaping structure and associated radio circuitry
An efficient antenna pattern shaping structure employs a parasitic element made of a conductive surface next to radio circuitry to shape the pattern of an...
Proximity monitoring communication system
A method of personal location monitoring in a wireless communication system operating on a local area network. The method includes initializing a master...
A wire bonding pad of a semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a first, test portion to which a probe tip may be contacted, and a second, wire bonding...
High frequency signal isolation in a semiconductor device
A semiconductor device (20) includes an isolated p-well (22) formed in a substrate (21) by a buried n-well (25) and an n-well ring (24). The n-well ring (24)...
Pyroelectric device on a monocrystalline semiconductor substrate and
process for fabricating same
High quality epitaxial layers of monocrystalline materials can be grown overlying large silicon wafers by first growing an accommodating buffer layer (104) on a...
Microelectronic assembly with die support and method
A microelectronic assembly includes a substrate having a plurality of bond pads disposed on a substantially planar die attach surface and an integrated circuit...
Lithographic printing method using a low surface energy layer
A method of contact printing on a device using a partially transparent mask (18) having first and second surfaces, comprises the steps of applying a layer of low...
Bus arbitration in low power system
Power is conserved in a data processing system that includes a processor core and system circuitry coupled to the processor core. A first method for conserving...
Method and apparatus for producing correctly rounded values of functions
using double precision operands
A method and apparatus for finding the hard-to-round double precision operands x when processed by a function f(x)and using these hard-to-round numbers to...
DC offset correction scheme for wireless receivers
A DC offset correction circuit (68) provides DC offset correction within a receiver (50) for receiving and processing a radio frequency signal (28) within a...
Method and apparatus for concurrent synchronization and improved automatic
frequency control in a communication...
A method (1400) of enabling automatic frequency control (AFC) concurrent with time alignment of information in a communication device includes a first step...
Method and apparatus for updating a timing offset in a communication device
A method for updating a timing offset for stored events scheduled in an event generator in a radio communication system including at least one base station and a...
Shield for shielding radio components
Edges of the surface metal of a cage shield are bent inwardly towards an interior of a cavity formed by the cage shield to eliminate leakage at apertures in the...
Method for extending an operating range of a field emission display and
A field emission display (100) includes a cathode plate (104) having a plurality of electron emitters (112), ballast resistors (118), an anode plate (120) having...
Antenna with branching arrangement for multiple frequency bands
A communication device operable in multiple frequency bands includes a branching antenna adapted to operate in at least two frequency bands. The antenna includes...
Single ended input, differential output amplifier
A single ended input differential output amplifier (100) and integrated circuit including such an amplifier (100). A pair of load resistors (102, 104) are...
Narrow gap cladding field enhancement for low power programming of a MRAM
A conductive line for programming a magnetoresistive memory device which includes a metal interconnect region positioned proximate to a magnetoresistive random...
Quantum well infrared photodetector and method for fabricating same
High quality epitaxial layers of monocrystalline materials can be grown overlying monocrystalline substrates such as large silicon wafers by forming a compliant...
Method and apparatus for selectively communicating in a wireless
communication system based on varying time...
A wireless communication system employs a method and apparatus for selectively communicating in the wireless communication system based on varying time...
Memory-based amplifier load adjust system
A power amplifier load adjust system includes a power amplifier and a variable impedance network coupled to the output of the power amplifier. The variable...
Method and apparatus for controlling communication beams within a cellular
A beam control subsystem (200, FIG. 2) provides acquisition, synchronization, and traffic beams (142, FIG. 1) to communication devices (130) within a footprint...
Data terminal and coding method for increased packet reliability in a
frequency hopping system
A technique is used in a data terminal (110, 160) that encodes and decodes a data packet that is transmitted in a link of a frequency hopping system. During...
System and method of communicating non-standardized addresses over a
standardized carrier network
A non-standardized private computer network (20) uses a tunnel engine (50, 58) to allow a computer (12-16) on one private computer network with non-standard...
Extendible antenna with articulating hinge
An extendible antenna (10) includes an antenna rod (11) attached to a hinge (13) for rotational movement about a transverse axis (15) of the hinge (13). The...
Method for indicating that only a portion of a received message can be
displayed and communication device...
A communication device (100) employs a method and apparatus for indicating to a user of the communication device that only a portion of a received message (120)...
Multilayered tapered transmission line, device and method for making the
A multilayer ceramic device (100) includes a plurality of dielectric layers (104A-G) separated by ground planes (114) and includes a plurality transmission line...
Feedforward notch filter
A feedforward amplifier and notch filter (150) according to the present invention uses a direct coupling of an amplifier stage (158) with the amplifier's load...
Acoustic wave device and process for forming the same
High quality epitaxial layers of piezoelectric material materials can be grown overlying large silicon wafers by first growing an accommodating buffer layer on a...
Integrated circuit having interconnect to a substrate and method therefor
A contact between a source/drain and a gate is made by making a selected portion of the gate dielectric conductive by an implant into that selected portion of...
Self-aligned magnetic clad write line and its method of formation
A self-aligned magnetic clad bit line structure (274) for a magnetic memory element (240a) and its method of formation are disclosed, wherein the self-aligned...
Micropump including ball check valve utilizing ceramic technology and
method of fabrication
A multilayer ceramic micropump including a monolithic ceramic package formed of a plurality of ceramic layers defining therein an integrated first ball check...
Method for removing etch residue resulting from a process for forming a via
Etch residue, resulting from a process used in forming a via, is removed using a process that does not require using a liquid chemical solvent and does not...
Top cover for a mobile radio
Device and method for performing high-speed low overhead context switch
A device and method for performing high speed low overhead context switch, and especially in processors that handle multilevel nested tasks. The device handles...
Tone based speech recognition
A method and apparatus for speech recognition involves classifying (38) a digitized speech segment according to whether the speech segment comprises voiced or...
Method and apparatus for distributing processing load for decoding paging
messages in a radio communication system
A method for receiving a radio communication in a radio communication system (100) shares the downlink processing burden among members of a local group of local...
Methods and apparatus for using ground based processing resources to
support orbiting satellites
A plurality of orbiting satellites (102-112), each comprised of an onboard computer (142). Each of the orbiting satellites and a plurality of ground-based...
Method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum allocation
A transceiver device (52 or 10) operates as a source of a data transmission in a communication system (50) capable of dynamically allocating spectrum for...
Method, apparatus and system for mitigating in-band signaling noise
A network element (14) receives a traffic data stream having an embedded in-band signaling pattern. The network element (14) synchronizes to the traffic data...
Call management in a TDMA system through variable packet formatting
A time division multiple access (TDMA) communications system (20) includes a first TDMA platform (22) for transmitting a call (32) over a circuit switched...
Communication device and method for determining the signal quality of
communication resources in a...
A communication device (100) receives a first portion of an information packet via a primary communication resource (102). During a time period otherwise...
Memory tile for use in a tiled memory
A plurality of memory tiles (22) are arranged to form a tiled memory array (12) in an integrated circuit device (400). In accordance with the present invention,...
MRAM architecture and system
A magnetoresistive memory fabricated on a common substrate. The memory including first and second spaced apart magnetoresistive memory arrays each including a...
Semiconductor device having a ball grid array and method therefor
A semiconductor device (50) includes a semiconductor die (52) having electronic circuitry that is connected to a substrate (54). The substrate (54) is used to...
Method for making a semiconductor device by variable chemical mechanical
A semiconductor substrate has features extending above the surface. In one use, these features are gate stacks in which the gate is polysilicon to be replaced by...