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Video swivel phone
A wireless video swivel phone device includes a pivoting module. The pivoting module includes at least one video camera lens for capturing video images from at...
Common intermediate frequency broadcast radio front end
A common intermediate frequency broadcast radio front end. The invention employs a common front end that employs a common mixer and intermediate frequency for...
Noise reduction and range control radio system
A radio back-end circuit that includes an integrator and a first variable voltage translator having a signal input coupled to the output of the integrator...
Method and apparatus for producing a pulse width modulated signal
A method and apparatus to produce a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal from pulse code modulated (PCM) data. In one embodiment, a crossing point of an analog...
Cascode sense AMP and column select circuit and method of operation
A sense amplifier uses a cascode stage (76 or 100) that receives a predetermined bit line pair differential signal and provides an output. The cascode stage...
Communications device holder for vehicles
To facilitate hands-free operation, a communications device holder (110, 300, 400) includes a tongue (202) that is adapted to mate with and be latched within a...
Method and apparatus for location estimation
A system for locating a number of devices (112-130) by measuring signals transmitted between known location devices (112-118, 134-138, 214-218, 224-228) and...
Microprocessor structure having a compound semiconductor layer
High quality epitaxial layers of monocrystalline materials can be grown overlying monocrystalline substrates such as large silicon wafers by forming a compliant...
Planarization process to achieve improved uniformity across semiconductor
A method for planarizing a dielectric layer on a semiconductor wafer while eliminating a mask and etch step, in accordance with the present invention includes...
Method and apparatus for creating a voltage threshold in a FET
A method of fabricating a field effect transistor including doping a continuous blanket layer in a semiconductor substrate structure adjacent the surface to...
Using silicate layers for composite semiconductor
A composite semiconductor including silicon and compound semiconductor, and having a silicate layer for promoting layer-by-layer monocrystalline growth. Silicon...
Method of forming an integrated CMOS capacitive pressure sensor
A capacitive pressure sensor (10) utilizes a diaphragm (38) that is formed along with forming gates (56,57) of active devices on the same semiconductor substrate...
Method and system for determining a thickness of a layer
The present invention relates to a method of determining a thickness of at least one layer on at least one semiconductor wafer (12), comprising the steps of:...
A flexural joint, in particular a flexural thrust joint suitable for precision stages and application requiring vacuum is disclosed herein. A two degree of...
Personal computer system, compact disk and method for interactively viewing
Abstract of the Disclosure A method of interactively viewing the Earth including the steps of: selecting satellite viewpointd of a region of the Earth; reading...
Method and architecture for complex datapath decimation and channel
A decimation and channel filter (100 or 23) in an oversampled system includes a combined decimation and channel filtering architecture for simultaneously...
Markup language to allow for billing of interactive services and methods
The present invention relates to a markup language document stored on a computer-readable medium to provide interactive services and methods thereof. The markup...
Method and apparatus in a wireless transceiver for seeking and transferring
information available from a...
A first transceiver (122) detects (402) a need for desired information available from a network server (108). In response to detecting the need and before...
Exploiting a broadcast system to enhance a wireless gaming experience
A wireless data system (200) and a method (300) of communicating digital data to a handheld wireless device (202) are provided. The wireless data system (200)...
Method and apparatus in a two-way radio messaging unit for limiting a total
transmission duration within a...
A processing system (206) defines (302) a plurality of bins (230) within a sliding time window, each bin for storing a total transmit duration of a predetermined...
Method for transmitting collision-free messages in a digital selective call
A plurality of transceivers (114) each include a transceiver circuit (409), and a processing system (412) coupled to the transceiver circuit. A periodic...
Magnetic element with an improved magnetoresistance ratio and fabricating
An improved and novel magnetic element and fabrication method. The magnetic element (10;30) including a bottom pinned ferromagnetic layer (12;32) and a top...
Method and device for providing symetrical monitoring of ESD testing an
A method and a device (4) for testing an integrated circuit (DUT) uses a stress signal and surface monitoring. A stress signal generator (5) is connected to the...
Vehicle, system and method for loading and unloading
A vehicle (10) for transporting a container (12) and for loading and unloading a load port (14) is disclosed. The vehicle (10) comprises a frame (16), a...
Method and apparatus for locating a device using a database containing
hybrid location data
A locating system includes a receiver for receiving a signal, having parameters, from a source. This locating system includes a database, which includes receiver...
Differentiation of error conditions in digital voice communication systems
An apparatus and method for indicating sources of high error conditions, including out-of-range and interference conditions, to a user of a digital voice...
Method and apparatus for remote multiple access to subscriber identity
An apparatus enabling multiple client devices to access a SIM card, coupled to a server device, along a local link, that includes a SIM card interface and a...
Radio communication device with a multi-mode user interface
A wireless communication device (10) is provided for maintaining acceptable acoustic coupling, increasing display and data input device capability and increasing...
Method and apparatus for classifying a baseband signal
A processor (1104) receives a baseband signal including a plurality of symbols, and determines (1002) a maximum modulation level and a minimum modulation level...
Multi-user detection using a finite-impulse-response matrix filter
A method for multi-user detection in a CDMA communication system using a finite-impulse-response matrix filter includes a first step of inputting a received...
Measurement of spatial signature information in CDMA wireless communication
A CDMA receiver for measuring spatial signal information corresponding to several user transmitters comprises a bank of coherent receivers coupled to an antenna...
Internal multi-band antennas for mobile communications
An internal multi-band antenna (10) for a mobile communication devices having a planar radiating element (12) and a ground plane conductor (14) disposed...
Portable data device efficiently utilizing its available power and method
A portable data device (400) having a power controller (430), a clock generator (428) and a digital circuit (432). The power controller (430) has an output...
Voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) in colpitts configuration
A voltage controlled oscillator (200) has a tank circuit (210) with a first varactor diode (201), a transistor (225), a serial arrangement of a capacitor (202)...
Method for making semiconductor device
A zirconium oxide gate dielectric is utilized to make a transistor for an integrated circuit. In forming the transistor which uses the zirconium oxide as the...
Multi-strand substrate for ball-grid array assemblies and method
A multi-strand printed circuit board substrate for ball-grid array (BGA) assemblies includes a printed wiring board (11) having a plurality of BGA substrates...
Electronic component and method of manufacturing
A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes forming first, second, and third capacitors (260, 270, 280) and electrically testing the first,...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor component having a capacitor
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor component includes forming a first capacitor electrode (126) over a substrate (110), forming a capacitor dielectric...
Method of manufacturing a semiconductor wafer level package
A semiconductor wafer level package used to encapsulate a device fabricated on a semiconductor substrate wafer before dicing of the wafer into individual chips....
Fuel cell array apparatus and method of fabrication
A fuel cell array apparatus and method of forming the fuel cell array apparatus including a base portion, formed of a singular body, and having a major surface....
Method and apparatus for interleaving in a communication system
Interleaving within a communication system occurs by finding a minimum value (m) such that that N<=2.sup.n.times.(2.sup.m -1), wherein N is an interleave...
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PATCHING CODE RESIDING ON A READ ONLY MEMORY MODULE
UTILIZING A RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY FOR...
A device and a method for patching code residing on a ROM module, the device comprising a patch detect logic and a patch translation logic, the method comprising...
Secure wireless electronic-commerce system with wireless network domain
A method of conducting transactions in a wireless electronic commerce system, where the system comprises a wireless network operator certification authority...
Low power pipelined multiply/accumulator with modified booth's recoder
A low power high speed multiply/accumulator (100) utilizes a modified Booth's recoder (120) to identify situations to power down the partial product array (130)....
Method of optimizing traffic content
A method of optimizing traffic content includes providing a traffic flow algorithm (220) coupled to receive a set of solicited navigation route data (210) and a...
System and method for billing in a radio telecommunications network
A system (FIG. 2) and method for billing in a radio telecommunications network, comprising: means (HLR) for storing billing class identifier information...
Messaging system with automatic proxy service
A communications system includes a stationary unit, a mobile unit, and a proxy server. The stationary unit is adapted to send and receive messages. The mobile...
Timing synchronization in a communication device
A method for performing timing synchronization between digital input data and a system clock in a communication device includes providing a system clock rate...
Circuit and method for generating chrominance lock
A digital video encoder (16) receives a reference clock signal (REF_CLK27) for determining both a short term and a long term phase correction factor. A pulse...
Integrated gallium arsenide communications systems
Composite semiconductor structures and methods are provided for communications systems, specifically, those utilizing RF signals. Antenna switches, and...