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Graphical handwriting recognition user interface
A graphical handwriting recognition user interface includes a display, one or more areas designated on said display for enabling entry of handwritten information...
Scalable pattern methodology for multi-carrier communication systems
A scalable pattern methodology defining positions of synchronization symbols, pilot symbols and data symbols for various numbers of sub-channels in a...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for facilitating
detection of, and synchronization...
A processor (306) is assigned a predetermined synchronization signal for use in communicating in a wireless communication system (100) The processor calculates...
Method for synchronizing a mobile station to UMTS while operating in GSM
A method for universal mobile telephone service synchronization by a mobile station operating in a GSM dedicated mode in a wireless communication system...
Virtual queuing system using proximity-based short-range wireless links
A peer device (132) is arranged and programmed for maintaining a virtual queue for an event, and a personal presence identifier (122) is carried by a user and...
Acoustic wave filter and method of forming the same
An acoustic wave filter (10) and a method (30) of forming the acoustic wave filter (10) are disclosed. The acoustic wave filter includes a substrate (20)...
Field emission device having an improved ballast resistor
A field emission device (100) includes a cathode (110) and a ballast resistor (112) connected to cathode (110). Ballast resistor (112) includes a thin metallic...
Field effect transistor and method of making
A field effect transistor (30) has an array of transistors (31) made up of bonding pads (45-47) and sub-arrays of transistors (41-43). The bonding pads (45-47)...
Pixel readout switched capacitor buffer circuit and method therefor
A pixel signal amplification circuit (200) receives a signal from a pixel element. A first semiconductor switch (225a) is connected to the pixel element and...
Filter apparatus and method therefor
An ultrasonic driver (105) is used to vibrate a filter disk (103) at ultrasonic frequencies. Vibrations are used to break up agglomerates into smaller pieces...
Semiconductor device and a process for forming the same
A semiconductor device and a process for forming the device includes a conductor that overlies an insulating layer. In one embodiment, the conductor includes a...
Transistor metal gate structure that minimizes non-planarity effects and
method of formation
A metal gate structure is formed by depositing a gate dielectric, a gate electrode, a stop layer, and a metal layer within a gate trench and removing the...
Method and apparatus for managing fuel cell performance
A method and apparatus for managing the performance of a fuel cell system (100) using an agitation means (150). The method of managing the performance involves,...
Apparatus for coupling power to an electronics module
A power-coupling pad (FIG. 1, 160 or 170) is located on a lateral edge portion of an electronics module (100). Each power-coupling pad (160, 170) is mated with a...
Cover accessory for cellular telephones and similar articles
Direct memory access controller and method therefor
Direct memory access controller (DMAC) (54) adapted to directly execute C language style FOR tasks assigned by a processor (70), where the FOR task includes a...
System and method for distributed navigation service
A distributed navigation system and method for providing driving instructions to a user. The system includes a service center having a navigation server and...
Method of navigation guidance for a distributed communications system
having communications nodes
A method of navigation guidance includes providing a communications node (104, 106), and a remote communications node (108). The remote communications node (108)...
Digital filter with adaptive coefficients
When an input digital signal, having a portion with an associated control value, is connected to a digital filter with adaptive compensation, the digital filter...
Capability addressable network and method therefor
A wireless, peer-to-peer, capability addressable network (22) is disclosed. The network (22) accommodates any number of peers (20). Network connections are...
Front illuminator for a liquid crystal display and method of making same
A front illumination device for illuminating a reflective liquid crystal display cell (42) having a light source (12), a light guide (20), and a light coupling...
Method and apparatus for detecting co-channel interference and selectively
filtering the interference when detected
A method and apparatus for detecting the presence of a co-channel interference signal and, in response to detecting such an interference signal, utilizing a...
Antenna system with channeled RF currents
An improved antenna system to channel counterpoise currents for an unbalanced antenna such as a helical monopole. A first conductor, or ground resonator, is...
Method and apparatus for determining a direction of arrival of a signal
The invention provides a method and apparatus for determining the direction of a signal such as for example a received radio signal in a cellular mobile...
Digital speech processing system
In a speech processing system (10) characterized by a finite range of audio levels, the speech processing system (10) receiving an incoming audio signal, the...
Method for optimizing memory utilization of a selective call unit
A selective call unit (SCU) (122) is used for receiving a sequence of interspersed message fragments (FIG. 4) belonging to a plurality of messages transmitted by...
Low supply, current-controlled FET Pi attenuator
A current-controlled FET resistor and a low supply, current-controlled FET Pi attenuator network are provided. The current-controlled FET resistor includes an...
Method of forming structures on a semiconductor including doping profiles
using thickness of photoresist
A method of forming structures on a semiconductor wafer (1) by lithographic and subsequent ion implant steps comprises the steps of: deposition of a resist layer...
Method for producing SOI wafers by delamination
This invention provides a method for producing SOI wafers by delamination comprising the steps of preparing a first wafer (2) having an insulating layer (3) on...
Method of forming an alternative ground contact for a semiconductor die
In a semiconductor device, a method forms an alternative ground contact for a semiconductor die in which bulk silicon at the back of a die may be electrically...
Method and system for manufacturing semiconductor devices on a wafer
The invention relates to a system and a method for manufacturing semiconductor devices on a wafer with the steps of: coating (201) a photoresist onto said wafer,...
Enveloping cover device for a cellular telephone
Data processor instruction system for grouping instructions with or without
a common prefix and data processing...
A system for instructing a data processor, the system including an instruction root having an operation selection field for selecting an operation to be...
Direct memory access controller and method therefor
Direct memory access controller (DMA) (2) adapted to directly execute C language style FOR tasks, where the FOR task includes a movement of a data element from a...
Method and apparatus for pitch determination of a low bit rate digital
A pitch determiner (931) of a system controller (106) that generates a smoothed pitch value for a current frame of a low bit rate voice message includes a pitch...
Method and apparatus for dynamic segmentation of a low bit rate digital
A system controller (106) includes a speech encoder (107) that dynamically segments frames of a low bit rate digital voice message. Speech model parameters 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...
Management of perferred communications periods in a satellite communication
A method (46) controls preferred communications periods as satellites (12) of a satellite-based communication system (10) move in their orbits (14) around the...
Fast attack automatic gain control (AGC) loop and methodology for narrow
A fast attack Automatic Gain Control (AGC) loop (100) having the capability to selectably shape one or more decaying current sources (242, 260) contained within...
Method and apparatus for achieving 180.degree. phase invariant transmission
in a PCM modem system
In a PCM modem system in which equivalence classes are used to communicate information from a transmitter to a receiver, a method is provided to solve the...
MRAM architecture and system
A magnetoresistive memory fabricated on a common substrate. The memory including first and second spaced apart magnetoresistive memory arrays each including a...
System and method for cooling using an oscillatory impinging jet
A system and method for cooling are disclosed. The system for cooling includes an opening out of which a jet of coolant can flow, a target element, and a forcing...
Trimmable chip stub
A non-polarized laser trim chip stub in accordance with the invention includes a trimmable top conductor (12) capable of being trimmed to alter the electrical...
A loop filter (4) having an adapt input (26), a normal input (24) and an output (23) is disclosed. Each of the inputs (24, 26) is connectable to mutually...
Communication device with configurable module interface
A communication device provides for a hardware configurable module interface port by using a programmable logic device (108). The programmable logic device (108)...
Edge growth heteroepitaxy processes with reduced lattice mismatch strain
between a deposited semiconductor...
Semiconductor devices that include mismatched lattice crystal interfaces are produced by edge growth heteroepitaxy from a crystal with a small surface area to...
Satellite vehicle shipping container
A shipping container (100) for transporting and handling a satellite (106) is disclosed. The shipping container (100) includes a support structure (102) for...
Method and system for write-through stores of varying sizes
A method and system for performing write-through store operations of valid data of varying sizes in a data processing system, where the data processing system...
Method and apparatus for coding and decoding speech
Bits are allocated to short-term repetition information for unvoiced input signals. Stated differently, more bits are allocated for pitch information during...
Echo canceler and double-talk detector for use in a communications unit
A hands-free communications unit employs a downlink peak power memory element (150, FIG. 1), a downlink voice activity detector (140), and an uplink voice...