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Alternating current to direct current distributor
A dual alternating current to direct current distributor includes separate alternating current inputs 5, 6. Each input is coupled to a rectifier (10, 11) which...
Method and apparatus for securing an electronic power device to a heat
An electronic control module 100 is provided wherein a power device 102 is secured to a rigidizer, or heat spreader, 110 such that a thermally conductive path is...
Method for controlling switched reluctance motor, and controller
A method to control a switched reluctance motor (SRM) with a first phase (1) and a second phase (2) comprises: aligning the rotor with the second phase (2); at a...
Method for forming a high dielectric constant material
Highe quality silicon oxide having a plurality of monolayers is grown at a high temperature on a silicon substrate. A monolayer of silicon oxide is a single...
Method and apparatus for calibrating base station locations and perceived
time bias offsets in an assisted GPS...
A flowchart (400) includes the step (402) of collecting a predetermined number of TOA measurements arriving at the assisted satellite positioning mobile station...
An antenna (100) includes a rectangular dielectric substrate (102); and a U-shaped conductive strip attached to a first surface of the substrate, the U-shaped...
Digital tone generator
A digital tone generator (1110) includes a digital signal generator (1138) which generates a digital waveform data sequence which is representative of a tone...
MRAM with midpoint generator reference and method for readout
The MRAM architecture includes a data column of memory cells and a reference column, including a midpoint generator, positioned adjacent the data column on a...
Apparatus and method for securing a printed circuit board to a base plate
A PC board assembly employs an apparatus and method for securing a PC board to a base plate. Multiple compression force distributors are each attached at one end...
An electronic device such as a mobile telephone and including a main body (10) having a display panel (16); a cover (12) pivotally attached to the main body. The...
Dispersive surface antenna
Dispersive surface antenna structures (300, 700) provide improved selectivity and increased control over bandwidth. Antenna structures (300, 700) include a...
Method and device for multi-user frequency-domain channel estimation
The present invention is a technique of estimating the time and frequency response of at least one desired signal received by at least one antenna. The invention...
Method and apparatus for detecting objects
An apparatus and method for the detection of objects that lie within the path of a motor vehicle includes ultrasonic sensors (20) fitted to either a front or...
Modification of phase component of error signal to reduce variation of
phase component of output signal of...
System (100) is coupled with power amplifier (106). Generation component (166) generates error signal (110) based at least in part on an input signal (144) for...
Power sharing method and circuit for simultaneously charging multiple loads
This invention includes a circuit for charging multiple batteries simultaneously. The circuit monitors the amount of current being delivered to a first battery...
Orthogonal assembly latch
An orthogonal latch assembly includes a latching member 300 and a catch 400 having a first wedge shaped section 202 and a second wedge shaped section 204. The...
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...
Device structure for storing charge and method therefore
A semiconductor device structure for storing charge has a silicon nitride layer, in which a plurality of nanoclusters are sandwiched between oxide layers. The...
Dual metal gate transistors for CMOS process
A process for forming a first transistor of a first conductivity type and a second transistor of a second conductivity type in a semiconductor substrate is...
Method for manufacturing a semiconductor wafer using a mask that has
several regions with different scattering...
A lithographic mask (FIG. 9 or FIG. 10) that is primarily used for SCALPEL processing has a substrate (100). Layers (102, 104, 106, 108, 110, and 112) are formed...
Spotweld and snap fixture for battery housing
A battery housing including a cover that has one or more semi-rigid legs depending outwardly therefrom, and the battery housing also including a battery tray for...
Spring system for cellular telephone holster
A cellular telephone holster includes a holster section formed to accept a cellular telephone. A clip portion is rotatably attached to the holster section and...
Wireless radiotelephone front cover
Load based cache control for satellite based CPUs
The effect of Single Event Upsets (SEUs) occurring in cache memory (103) utilized in satellites is reduced. The idle time of a processor (102), utilizing cache...
Analyzing a packet radio cellular communications network
A method and apparatus for analyzing a packet radio cellular communications network such as GPRS. The method comprises the steps of using a first operational...
Method and apparatus for optimizing parameters of a communication system
A communication system via the aid of a mobile station (195) and a computing device (150) determines value of an offset factor. Mobile station (195) measures a...
Digital demodulator using boxcar filters and boxcar filter sections
A digital demodulator (100) includes a differentiate and cross multiply stage (102) and a plurality of filter/decimator stages (106, 112, 118 and 108, 114, 120...
Adaptive antenna array and method for control thereof
A method for controlling an adaptive antenna array (50) is provided and includes receiving a plurality of signals, each signal including a series of signal data...
Multi-function key assembly for an electronic device
An improved multi-function key assembly (12) is provided. The multi-function key assembly includes a printed circuit board substrate (28) having a popple dome...
Wireless system protocol for telemetry monitoring
A wireless, programmable system for medical monitoring includes a base unit and a plurality of individual wireless, remotely programmable biosensor transceivers....
Tunable bridged-T filter
A tunable filter (300) includes first (302) and second (304) "bridged-T" resonators. The first (302) and second (304) resonators are capacitively coupled...
Method and apparatus for generating digitally modulated signals
A method and apparatus for generating digitally modulated signals in which a serial data stream of digital signals to be modulated (70) is provided, the serial...
Single-to-differential buffer amplifier
A radio frequency single to differential buffer amplifier provides a 180 degree phase difference between two output signals by using a current mirroring circuit...
Method and apparatus for time domain reflectometry moisture sensing in
A method and apparatus for time domain reflectometry sensing of moisture in a test material. The sensor (200) having a generally helical shaped electrode (206)...
Low power voltage regulator with improved on-chip noise isolation
A voltage regulator 100, 130 for isolating radio frequency circuits from on chip digital circuit originated noise and an integrated circuit chip including the...
Field emission display having an invisible spacer and method
A field emission display (100) includes a cathode assembly (102), an anode plate (104), and a spacer (108), which extends between the cathode assembly (102) and...
MEMS variable capacitor with stabilized electrostatic drive and method
A micro electro-mechanical systems device having variable capacitance is controllable over the full dynamic range and not subject to the "snap effect" common in...
Printed circuit board with a multilayer integral thin-film metal resistor
and method therefor
A thin-film metal resistor (44) suitable for a multilayer printed circuit board (12), and a method for its fabrication. The resistor (44) generally has a...
Apparatus and method for rejecting out-of-class inputs for pattern
Method and apparatus rejecting out-of-class inputs for pattern classification including a list of patterns with at least one in-context pattern and a rank...
Plural status indication control method suitable for use in a communication
A status indicator (301) in a communication device (102), such as a cellular telephone, is controlled to visually indicate a plurality of status information...
Method and apparatus for location determination of a cellular telephone
A method of making a geographic location determination via a cellular telephone in signal communication with a base station. The mobile station first attempts to...
Amplifier system with load control to produce an amplitude envelope
An amplifier system to increase the efficiency of amplification systems that employ linear modulation schemes. The amplifier system has a signal amplifier for...
Method and system for detecting and controlling severe echo
A system and method for detecting and controlling severe echo. The system includes an echo canceller having an adaptive filter responsive to a set of...
Method and apparatus for enabling multimedia calls using session initiation
A communication system for exchanging session initiation protocol signaling messages between a user host associated with a wireless communication device, and a...
Method to establish a home network on multiple physical layers
A home networking architecture and a physical layer protocol is configured such that a communication device in the home can access a home network over any one of...
Non-volatile memory, method of manufacture, and method of programming
A semiconductor device includes a non-volatile memory, such as an electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM) array of memory cells. The memory...
Microelectronic package comprising tin copper solder bump interconnections
and method for forming same
A microelectronic package (10) comprises an integrated circuit component (12) mounted on a substrate (14) by solder bump interconnections (16) formed of a...
Method of manufacturing electronic components
A method of manufacturing electronic components includes disposing a top metal layer (502) comprised of solder over a bottom metal layer (201, 202) comprised of...
Snap-fit sensing apparatus
A snap-fit sensing apparatus (20) for use in automotive applications including a housing (22) having a pair of flexible arms (30), a top portion (24), and a...
Communication device headset