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Spot-welded interconnection and method of welding electrical tabs
A spot-welded interconnection and method for welding a first conductive tab and second conductive tab together. Each tab is generally planar and the first tab...
Method of manufacturing a heterojunction BiCMOS integrated circuit
A method of manufacturing a heterojunction BiCMOS IC. (100) includes forming a gate electrode (121, 131), forming a protective layer (901, 902) over the gate...
Process for making a MIM capacitor
A process for forming a metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor structure includes forming a recess in the dielectric layer (20) of a semiconductor substrate (10)....
Two step wire bond process
A two step wire bonding process is used to ultrasonically attach a wire (18) to a contact pad (13) on a semiconductor device (10). A first step is used to...
Heat transfer device with a self adjusting wick and method of manufacturing
A heat pipe and method that utilizes a multi-layered shape memory alloy (SMA) as the wick structure. Each layer has a different transformation temperature. The...
Chase iteration processing for decoding input data
System includes decoder. Decoder performs a portion of an intermediate Chase iteration, of a series of Chase iterations for decoding input data, to obtain a...
Distributed cellular telephone antenna system with adaptive cell
A distributed antenna system for use in an in-building cellular telephone network, the system including a base transmission station (BTS), and a distributed...
Method and apparatus for assisting a user to find a communication resource
of sufficient capacity
A wireless communication system measures (602) a traffic load of ones of a plurality of fixed communication stations (102, 202) and transmits (606) from at least...
Method for processing chat messages in a wireless chat device
A wireless communication system (10) includes a system controller (22), at least one radio frequency transmitter (26), at least one radio frequency receiver...
Wireless device, control system and methods for protected sites with
operation according to interference parameters
A wireless device (104) selectively opreates near protected sites (110) including equipment at least intermittently using an operating frequency. The wireless...
DC offset correction loop for radio receiver
A receiver direct current offset correction loop (DCOCL) circuit digitizes the baseband analog control voltage (148) using an Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)...
Multichannel selective call receiver
A pager (20) for operating within the communication environment of a cyclical frame based synchronous selective call system. The pager (20) has a receiver (22)...
Method and apparatus for automatic deletion of a pop-up window
An electronic device (12) includes in one embodiment a display (14), at least one application (20) that generates a pop-up window (10) which is displayed on the...
Switch assembly and method of forming the same
A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch assembly (10) and a method of forming the MEMBS switch assembly (10) is provided that includes a switching member...
Differentiate and divide FM demodulator
An FM demodulator in accordance with the present invention receives a composite signal from an antenna and corresponding processing circuitry. The composite...
Output buffer having a pre-driver transition controller
An output buffer (100) has a pre-driver circuit (120) for controlling a voltage transition of an output signal from an output driver transistor (150). The...
Seal and method of sealing devices such as displays
A method of fabricating a high vacuum display with flat form factor, and the display, include an envelope with two major, parallel spaced apart glass sides and a...
Semiconductor device, a process for a semiconductor device, and a process
for making a masking database
At least one process-assist feature (210, 70, 706, 806, 506, 406, 608, 904, 1106, 108, 1206, 1208) at or near a via location of a wiring structure (75, 700, 800,...
Stress compensation composition and semiconductor component formed using
the stress compensation composition
A semiconductor component (10) having a photodefinable stress compensation layer (21) and composition for the stress compensation material. The photodefinable...
Tolerance and size adaptive spacer for spacing a battery cell
An apparatus for spacing a battery cell includes a cradle member having a top surface, that defines a first indentation, and an opposite bottom surface. The...
Key, lock, and key and lock system
A key (10) includes a transceiver core (12) that couples to antenna electrodes that include all or part of a key shank (11) and an electrically conductive...
Hands free desk station
System and method for motor fault detection
A system that detects a motor fault includes a current sensor, a filter, and a controller. The sensor is electrically connected to the filter. A controller tunes...
Spectral knock detection method and system therefor
A spectral method, and corresponding system, for knock detection includes acquiring (603) spectral energy associated with vibration caused by a knocking...
Method and apparatus for establishing a group call session in a
A communication system (10) includes a group call controller (GCC) (26) for use in establishing, maintaining, and controlling the provision of group call...
Internet distributed real-time wireless location database
A system for easily and inexpensively distributing real time location information of cellular telephone users to various third party information subscribers...
Method of memory utilization in a predictive video decoder
Method of storing pixel data in a memory of a predictive video decoder that stores pixel data in words that contain blocks of pixel information. Each word or a...
Method and apparatus for adjustment of the sampling phase in a PCM modem
system using a dual-phase probing signal
In a PCM modem system, a method and apparatus for optimizing the fractional sampling phase offset in the upstream direction to maximize the upstream data rate...
Data transfer indicator circuit
An apparatus for indicating data transfer between a personal electronic device and a host device includes a common node that connects at least one data line to...
Multi-terminal fuse device
A fusing device with an adjustable current rating. The fusing device has a common conductive trace, a plurality of individual conductive traces, and a plurality...
Battery charger and method to recall last charge state
This invention includes a method that allows a charger to quickly identify a battery pack. Once the battery pack has been identified, the invention allows the...
Battery having a network communication interface
A smart battery that has a network communication interface such that the battery can send and receive battery-related data. The battery is in conductive and...
Lithium-ion battery electrode composition
A lithium-ion battery having at least an anode that includes phenol formaldehyde in a range of 0.1% to 10% by weight as a binder material. The phenol...
Devices and methods for monitoring an analyte
A device for monitoring an analyte is described, which includes (a) a support having an interior surface and an exterior surface; (b) a substrate connected to...
Physical sensor component
A physical sensor component includes a housing (110) having a cavity (112), a pressure sensor device (120) mounted in the cavity of the housing, and a chemically...
Portable communication device
Apparatus and method for voice activity detection in a communication system
In order for the Voice Activity Detector (VAD) decision to overcome the problem of being over-sensitive to fluctuating, non-stationary background noise...
Antenna array system
This invention relates to an antenna array system. A problem with antenna array systems is that they provide rather inefficient use of hardware and have...
Handheld device having an optical data reader
A handheld device comprises a housing and an optical reader supported by the housing. The housing can include a corner portion at which the optical reader is...
Exploiting a broadcast system to enhance a wireless gaming experience using
position holders to replace data
A wireless data system (200) and a method (400) of communicating digital data to one or more handheld wireless devices (202) are provided. The method (400)...
Shapeable communication device
A shapeable communication device is provided. The communication device comprises a communication module and a shapeable material. A system incorporating the...
Moveable antenna employing a hybrid RF and DC circuit
A moveable antenna system with a position sensor circuit and a circuit which transmits the position sensing data and the radio frequency (RF) on the same wire....
Diacritical processing for unconstrained, on-line handwriting recognition
using a forward search
Handwritten ink is scanned to identify potential diacriticals. A list of diacriticals (19) is generated by traversing the ink. Potential diacritical-containing...
Telecommunication device with piezo-electric transducer for handsfree and
private operating modes
A telecommunication device (10) includes a housing (14, 16) and a dual earpiece arrangement (26) associated with the housing. The dual earpiece arrangement (26)...
Telephone adapter and telephone system providing multiple telephone lines
An adapter (42) for connecting a telephone (52) to a telephone wire (40) has a subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC 113) with a jack for connecting a...
Soft output decoder for convolutional codes
Soft output decoding of signals represented by a trellis of block length N divided into windows includes a step of decoding a forward recursion to a location...
Method and apparatus for combining content from a broadcast communication
with content from a point-to-point...
A content provider (100) generates broadcast and point-to-point communications and transmits the communications to a subscriber device via a transport medium...
Method for monitoring unused bins in a discrete multi-toned communication
A method of monitoring carriers in a multi-carrier communication system (10) enables unused carriers to periodically transmit data during real-time operation so...
Non-volatile magnetic cache memory and method of use
A non-volatile, bistable magnetic tunnel junction cache memory including a cache tag array and a cache data array. The cache tag array includes non-volatile...