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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...
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...