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Radio frequency identification tag arranged with a printable display
A radio frequency identification tag system (10) utilizes a radio frequency identification tag (16) that includes a display (40). The display has an electrooptic...
Method and apparatus for amplifying a radio frequency signal
The present invention concerns a method for variable linear amplification and an apparatus for a variable linear amplifier, which is particularly suited for RF...
Method and circuit for controlling an emission current
A method for controlling an emission current (134) in a field emission display (100) includes measuring an emission current (134), measuring a portion of the...
Micro electro-mechanical system sensor with selective encapsulation and
Selective encapsulation of a micro electro-mechanical pressure sensor provides for protection of the wire bands (140) through encapsulation while permitting the...
Acceleration sensor and method of manufacture
An acceleration sensor includes a substrate (101), a proof mass (110, 210) over the substrate and having first and second attachment regions (113, 114, 213,...
Data processor system having branch control and method thereof
A specific implementation is disclosed where a backward branch address instruction is fetched at a branch address. The backward branch instruction has an offset...
Method and processor for reducing computational error in a processor having
no rounding support
In a chain of linear time-invariant operations (401), all bias introduced between operations collectively produce a total deterministic error at the final output...
Heading and position error-correction method and apparatus for vehicle
The present invention provides methods and devices that enable correction of gyroscope bias and gyroscope bias drift in low-cost, vehicular navigation and...
Method for radio receiver input off-channel and on-channel overload
A method (200) for protecting receiver circuitry from high radio frequency (RF) overload voltages input to the antenna by monitoring power level and received...
Method and apparatus for a mapping receiver
A satellite ground station (500) mitigates potential interference from a fixed service installation (130, 150) by scanning a field of view and logging...
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...
Data transmission within a spread-spectrum communication system
Rate assignment circuitry (102) detects when a data transmission begins and originally assigns an Orthogonal Variable Spreading Factor (OVSF) code corresponding...
Memory device including isolated storage elements that utilize hole
conduction and method therefor
A memory device is presented that utilizes isolated storage elements (200) in a floating gate structure, where tunneling holes (404) are used to program the...
Universal input flyback with secondary shunt voltage limiter
A clamp circuit for limiting output voltage from a power supply secondary inductor to a ground when a first secondary node has a first secondary node voltage...
Capacitor with folded end plate tab configuration
A capacitor has a first side and an opposite second side. The capacitor also includes a first conductive member having a first planar surface and a first side...
Automatically oriented antenna for a hand-held communication device
A hand-held communication device with an automatically oriented antenna fixed thereto and including a closed container at least partially filled with liquid. A...
Variable gain control circuit for a receiver and method therefor
A variable gain control circuit (125, 127) includes a programmable operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) circuit (214) and a programmable conveying...
Viewing screen for a display device
A viewing screen (100) for a display device (115) includes a glass substrate (110) having a thermal coefficient of expansion within a range of...
Field emission device having an emitter-enhancing electrode
A field emission device (100) includes an electron emitter (115) and an emitter-enhancing electrode (117) having an enhanced-emission structure (131), which is...
Adapter for a radio communication device
Multiplier cell and method of computing
An integrated cryptographic system (24) executes a mathematical algorithm that computes equations for public-key cryptography. An arithmetic processor (22)...
Method and apparatus to reprioritize data transfer in a short range Ad Hoc
A wireless communication device capable of communicating with a local wireless network within a predetermined communication range. If the wireless communication...
Two-way radio with improved squelch
A two-way radio (1) that has a radio frequency receiver (2) having a modulated radio frequency signal output and a variable bandwidth filter (3) with an input...
Hang-up cup assembly
The hang-up cup assembly (100) for a radiotelephone has a cradle (200) secured to a pedestal (300) using a ball (320) and a socket (220) of a ball-and-socket...
Phase corrected frequency synthesizers
A frequency synthesizer of the phase locked loop type and particularly useful for frequency hopping applications includes means (8) for achieving fast frequency...
Method and apparatus for using a pseudo-random signal in a communication
A base site (104) generates a pseudo-random signal based on at least one system parameter known to both the base site and a communication unit (112). The base...
Low cost switchable power supply
A switchable power supply includes a moveable electrical plug holding member that has a first position, which places an electrical plug pair in position for use...
Electronic control unit with integrated cooling module
An electronic control unit (20) comprising a cooling module (36) having at least one fluid channel (32) therein, a substrate (50) configured to define an...
Method and apparatus for integrating controls
Electronic devices (38) are added to the electrical system (10) of a motor vehicle and utilize controls (20-26) and indicators (14) existing within the vehicle....
Semiconductor device and a process for designing a mask
Selective placement of polishing dummy feature patterns, rather than indiscriminate placement of polishing dummy feature patterns, is used. Both low frequency...
Multi-layer tunneling device with a graded stoichiometry insulating layer
An improved and novel multi-layer thin film device including a graded-stoichiometry insulating layer (16) and a method of fabricating a multi-layer thin film...
Method of forming metal colloids, metal colloids and method of forming a
metal oxide sensitive layer for a...
A method of forming a metal colloid comprising a plurality of particles, each particle comprising a core of a metal, is described. The method comprises the steps...
Dual actuating shutter safety system
A dual actuating shutter safety system for a power supply interface having a housing having a plurality of apertures that provide access to conductive contacts...
Cohort model selection apparatus and method
An apparatus for selecting a cohort model for use in a speaker verification system includes a model generator (108) for determining a target speaker model (114)...
Method for rectangular parameterization of a geographic area using a
A method (40) for parameterizing a predetermined geographic area (12) serviced by a satellite communication system (60) into a number of equally shaped...
Method for transferring an encryption key
Encryption keys are transferred by obtaining a public and private key pair (42, 65) from a source device (21, 61). The public key is transmitted (42, 65) from...
Transient-suppressing mode switch
A transient-suppressing mode switch (100) uses a state machine (120) in conjunction with a soft switch (114) to control a first mode signal sent from a first...
Decoding of turbo codes using data scaling
A method 100 for improved decoding of received convolutionally coded input data uses data scaling to provide near ideal turbo decoding. The method includes a...
Circuit and method of identifying a burst frequency
A signal processor identifies a burst frequency in a communication channel. Buried in a multitude of RF transmitted incoming data is a sinusoidal burst...
Method and apparatus for encapsulating ISDN data in a broadband network
A system for encapsulating data into data packets to be transmitted through a broadband communications system includes a first B channel buffer (112), a second B...
Magnetoresistive midpoint generator and method
A magnetoresistive midpoint generator includes an input and an output terminal and four non-volatile magnetoresistive elements. Each element is programmable into...
Method and system for testing continuity of a motor and associated drive
A method and system for checking continuity of a motor 104, motor drive, motor relay 110, dc relay 108 and interconnections 122a-c thereof for a power steering...
System for address initialization of generic nodes in a distributed command
and control system and method therefor
A method and apparatus for assigning unique addresses to each generic "node" in a distributed control system that contains a main controller (52) coupled to a...
Method and apparatus for selectively activating radio frequency
identification tags that are in close proximity
A radio frequency identification exciter (200) includes a plurality of antenna elements (122a-i) that are spaced to define active areas (130a-e). A matrix switch...
Compliant removable battery support
This invention includes a compliant removable battery support for configuring a pocket to accommodate devices of varying size. In one preferred embodiment, a...
Semiconductor structure, semiconductor device, communicating device,
integrated circuit, and process for...
High quality epitaxial layers of compound semiconductor materials can be grown overlying large silicon wafers by first growing an accommodating buffer layer on a...
Polyacrylamide hydrogels and hydrogel arrays made from polyacrylamide
The present invention provides polyacrylamide hydrogels (especially polyacrylamide hydrogel arrays) made from prepolymers and polyacrylamide reactive polymers,...
Method for patterning a substrate with photoresist
A method for patterning a substrate having a surface with high aspect ratio topography with a photoresist is described. Specifically the surface of a ...
Method of forming a microelectronic assembly with a particulate free
underfill material and a microelectronic...
A microelectronic assembly (10) incorporating a particulate free underfill material (32 includes a substrate (24) having a plurality of bond pads (26) disposed...
Exhaust device for use in a clean room, cleanroom, and method
In a single cleanroom (200) for first (230) and second (240) wafer processing machines, an exhaust device (260) surrounds the second machine (240) that...