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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...
Augmented circuitry integration for a printed circuit board
Methods and apparatus for adding additional circuitry (19) to a circuit board (11) having a radiation shield (14) associated therewith include the additional...
Time synchronization of a satellite positioning system enabled mobile
receiver and base station
Satellite positioning system enabled mobile receivers (310) and cellular communication network base stations (330) synchronized with satellite positioning system...
Voltage controlled variable gain element
A variable gain element for adjusting a magnitude of an input signal. The variable gain element includes a first differential transistor pair having a first...
High power surface acoustic wave device
A high power SAW device includes an electrode positioned on a piezoelectric substrate. The electrode includes a bonding layer of material deposited on and...
Semiconductor device substrate and a process for altering a semiconductor
A semiconductor device substrate (600, 900) includes a semiconductor device (310, 314, 405, 424, 506, 912, 914, 918) and an alignment structure (508, 902) lying...
Sparse-carrier devices and method of fabrication
A sparse-carrier device including a crystal structure (10) formed of a first material and having a crystallographic facet (26) with a width (w) and a length and...
Method of forming copper interconnection utilizing aluminum capping film
A mostly copper-containing interconnect (126) overlies a semiconductor device substrate (100), and a transitional metallurgy structure (312, 508, 716, 806) that...
Semiconductor device and process for manufacturing and packaging a
A process for manufacturing a semiconductor device (70) using selective plating and etching to form the packaging for such device. A flat sheet (20) of...
Method of forming a semiconductor device barrier layer
A method for forming an improved copper inlaid interconnect (FIG. 11) begins by performing an RF preclean operation (408) on the inlaid structure in a chamber...
Conductive paste and semiconductor component having conductive bumps made
from the conductive paste
A conductive paste composition is described which comprises an alloy of tin and a flux composition. The flux composition comprises an aromatic carboxylic acid...
Hands-free accessory device for a cellular telephone
Apparatus for bus frequency independent wrap I/O testing and method
A bus-clock-speed-independent apparatus and method of wrap input/output (I/O) testing of an I/O interface is provided. Launch data is launched in response to a...
Synchronous quad clock domain system having internal and external sample
logic units matching internal and...
A synchronous quad clock domain system synchronizes an external primary and secondary clock (130, 132) with an internal primary and secondary clock (134, 136)....
Multifield register having a selection field for selecting a source of an
A data processing system (10) has a multifield register (62) which has two fields, a selection field (90) and an information field (91). The selection field (90)...
Portable or mobile radio
A portable or a mobile radio (2) can communicate with other such radios (4,6), and can place calls to telephone subscribers. A permanent memory (32) in the radio...
Method and apparatus for linear amplification of a radio frequency signal
A method and apparatus is provided that amplitude modulates a modulated radio frequency (RF) signal (411) by modulating the supply voltage of a power amplifier...
Packing variable-length code bits at fixed positions
A conventional variable-length codebook is converted into a modified codebook in which each symbol is represented by the same number of bits, but at least one...
Method of estimating motion in interlaced video
A method of estimating motion in interlaced video involves, firstly, a frame search (61), where a search is conducted for the frame structure using a sub-sampled...
Method and apparatus for performing handoff in a spread-spectrum
Handoff from a Code-Division, Multiple Access (CDMA) protocol to an Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) protocol occurs by comparing a remote unit's (405) phase...
Method for communicating signaling messages through a broadband network
The present invention provides a method for communicating signaling messages associated with a communication system whereby a network within the communications...
Method and apparatus for coupling noise reduction in a semiconductor device
An integrated circuit is disclosed that includes a first signal line adjacent to a second signal line. A first latch is coupled between the first and second...