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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...
Method for forming a metallic contact on an electronic printed circuit
board and a product therefrom
A method for forming a metallic contact and manufacturing a product having an electronic component 101 and a printed circuit board 100 (PCB) includes dispensing...
Wafer container having electrically conductive kinematic coupling groove to
detect the presence of the wafer...
In a transportation system (100, 200) for wafers, a wafer container (100) has kinematic coupling grooves, and a support surface (200) has kinematic coupling...
Wafer container having electrically conductive kinematic coupling groove,
support surface with electrically...
A transportation system (100/200) has a wafer container (100), such as a FOUP, to rest on a support surface (200). The container has kinematic coupling grooves,...
Intervention ordering in a multiprocessor system
A computer system including a first multiprocessor system connected to a system bus and adapted to forward first and second load requests to the system bus where...
Data processing system having a fifo buffer with variable threshold value
based on input and output data rates...
A data processor (102) includes a first-in, first-out (FIFO) buffer (110) having a variable threshold. The FIFO buffer (110) has a plurality of entries (200) for...
Speech recognition using unequally-weighted subvector error measures for
determining a codebook vector index to...
Quantization unit (108) comprises evaluator (120) and comparator (122) in signal processing for identifying an utterance in system (100). The evaluator (120)...
Method for prioritizing a communication in a wireless communication system
A wireless communication system receives (402) a communication specifying a portable subscriber unit (122) for which the communication is intended, and further...
Handover determination in a mobile communications system
A self-adaptive handover determination device (5) functions by taking into account by how much a handover threshold is exceeded based on a received quality or...
Method and apparatus for multiple band transmission
A method and apparatus for transmitting in multiple radio frequency (RF) bands from a single device is described. The device includes a transmitter (128) for...
Sliced bandwidth distortion prediction
A method, and apparatus for performing the method, the method consists of the steps of: estimating a time when a dominant channel distortion occurs for each of a...
Controller with helical spring contacts
A user-friendly controller provides a special dynamic interconnect which reliably connects terminals of electronic device, such as solenoids, to a circuit board...
Hysteretic control of audio gain in response to battery conditions
An electronic accessory, powered by a battery having a first terminal and a second terminal includes a voltage comparator capable of comparing the battery...
Circuit and method for auto-calibration of an active load
This invention includes an auto-calibration circuit for eliminating errors due to resistor tolerances in measurement circuits. In many instances, an analog to...
Multi layer printed circuit board
A high density multi-layer printed circuit board (100) is formed by building additional dielectric and metallization layers over a central core (110) of...
Lithographic template and method of formation and use
This invention relates to semiconductor devices, microelectronic devices, micro electro mechanical devices, microfluidic devices, and more particularly to a...
Direct methanol fuel cell system and method of fabrication
A fuel cell system and method of forming the fuel cell system including a base portion, formed of a singular body, and having a major surface. At least one fuel...
Markup language for interactive services and methods thereof
The present invention relates to a markup language to provide interactive services. A markup language document in accordance with the present invention includes...
Apparatus and method for detecting and characterizing signals in a
An apparatus and method to characterize an input communication signal as being a voice, tone or noise signal is provided. The apparatus and method involve...
Method and system for criterion based adaptive power allocation in a
communication system with selective...
A method and system (102) for providing criterion based adaptive power allocation with selective determination of modulation and coding is provided. A method is...
Method of handling an event by a plurality of consoles
A method of handling an event by a plurality of consoles includes the steps of receiving an event (519) at a communication system and displaying the event at the...
Method and system in a transceiver for selecting a communication parameter
for communicating with a...
In a method in a transceiver for selecting a communication parameter for communicating with a concentrated subscriber unit, wherein the concentrated subscriber...
Wireless access unit utilizing adaptive spectrum exploitation
A wireless access unit (12) for providing an interface between a satellite communications system (32) and a plurality of terrestrial user devices (14-26) in a...
Packet and circuit switched communication network method and apparatus
A communication system (100) having packet and circuit switched networks (102 and 101) provides connection between at least a first and a second end users by...
Reference voltage generator for MRAM and method
Readout circuitry for a magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) memory cell, or an array of MTJ memory cells, is disclosed which requires a varying reference voltage...
Programmable delay control for sense amplifiers in a memory
A memory has sense amplifiers that provide data onto a global data lines that are received by secondary amplifiers. The sense amplifiers and the secondary...
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit
An ESD protection circuit (39) coupled to each of a plurality of I/O circuits (30, 32, 36) of an integrated circuit (31) is disclosed. The ESD protection circuit...
Capacitively powered radio frequency identification device
A capacitively powered radio frequency identification device (10) comprises a substrate (12), a conductive pattern (14, 16) and a circuit (18). The substrate...
Signal sampling circuit with high frequency noise immunity and method
A signal sampling circuit and method uses a compensating capacitor (30) connected between a ground terminal and an output of an operational amplifier (12) to...
Communications device for use with electrical source
One embodiment of this invention includes a source sharing circuit that is coupled to a power machine. Examples of the power machine include micro-turbine...
Method for estimating the useful power remaining in a battery of a wireless
The minimum transmit battery voltage (V.sub.tx min) of a radio operating in a TDMA mode of operation or the stand-by battery voltage (V.sub.std-by) of the radio...
Method for forming a cavity capable of accessing deep fuse structures and
device containing the same
A method for forming a cavity (30) to a structure such as a poly fuse (114) with a deep etch process whereby a mask is formed over the structure a first...