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Wideband data converter with adaptive segment shuffling
A signal converter circuit (10) includes an analog to digital converter (14) for converting an input analog signal into a digital signal. The circuit (10) also...
Object tracking apparatus and method
A tracking apparatus includes a tracked object interrogator which produces a tracked object identifier output. The tracking apparatus also includes a location...
Supplemental battery overcharge protection device
This invention includes a battery overprotection device comprising a thermal resistor, a zener diode, a pass element and a control circuit. The thermal resistor...
Communication system with a beamformed control channel and method of system
To reduce interference in a communication system (10), a communication unit (42-50) is arranged to initiate establishment of a radio frequency communication with...
Method of operating a semiconductor device
A method of operating a semiconductor device that includes a first memory cell with discontinuous storage elements or dots (108) in lieu of a conventional...
Circuit and method for reducing parasitic bipolar effects during
A circuit (20) includes a resistor (26) and a current source (32) for raising the voltage of the source of the N-channel transistor in order to keep the...
Method and apparatus for interfacing a processor to a coprocessor
A processor (12) to coprocessor (14) interface supporting multiple coprocessors (14, 16) utilizes compiler generatable software type function call and return,...
Channel scanning method and apparatus
The channel scanning method and apparatus uses a priority table (500) to determine the action that should be taken by a mobile station (MS) during an idle frame...
Phase detector with frequency steering
A PLL (225) includes a phase detector (202) and a charge pump (210 or 212). The phase detector (202) includes a first D-type flip flop (302), a second D-type...
Method and apparatus for DC offset correction
A DC offset correction loop (200, 300) utilizes a peak estimator (218, 322) to determine peaks associated with a digital signal (238, 338). The peak estimator...
Device, article of manufacture, method, memory, and computer-readable
memory for removing video coding errors
The present invention includes a device, article of manufacture, method, memory and computer-readable memory for removal of coding errors introduced through a...
Method and system for data transmission using a lossy compression service
A system (20) transmits a digital data stream (22) using a lossy compression service (24) having a communication path (28) through which compressed signals...
Method and apparatus for dynamic spectrum allocation
A transceiver device (52 or 10) operates as a source of a data transmission in a communication system (50) capable of dynamically allocating spectrum for...
Method and system for measuring and adjusting the quality of an orthogonal
transmit diversity signal in a...
In a wireless communications system using orthogonal transmit diversity, wherein the orthogonal transmit diversity signal is produced by a transmitter having...
Semiconductor device and a method of operation the same
A semiconductor device having a memory array includes memory cells (101-104), a word line (42), a first bit line (68), and a second bit line (76). Within the...
Single-source or single-destination signal routing through identical
This abstract is being provided in accordance with the provisions of Section 1.72 of the Rules of Practice in Patent and Trademark Cases (37 CFR). The applicant...
Grounding apparatus for a cart and method of transportation
A transportation apparatus for transporting components (240) sensitive to electrostatic discharge includes an electically conductive cart (220), an electrically...
Electrostatic discharge circuit
A circuit (600) provides Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for internal elements in an integrated circuit during an ESD event. The circuit (600) includes...
Output buffer and method therefor
An output buffer (200) having a protection circuit (228, 230, 232) which adjusts control of an output drive circuit (224, 226) in response to external voltages...
Battery charging system apparatus and technique
A battery charging method (300) determines a current at which to start charging the battery which provides the capability for faster higher current sourcing...
Organic thin film transistor with enhanced carrier mobility
An organic thin film transistor including a gate on a layer of gate insulator material, a source and a drain positioned in spaced apart relationship on a film of...
Surface mount flexible interconnect and component carrier
A surface mountable flexible interconnect and component carrier (10) for connecting to a main circuit board consists of a flex circuit (12) with solder pads (14)...
Self-sealing accessible container
A portable electronic device (10) is configured to include an accessible container (12) which has an access hatch (16) and a receptacle (18). The hatch (16) and...
Method for forming a dual inlaid copper interconnect structure
A dual inlaid copper interconnect structure uses a plasma enhanced nitride (PEN) bottom capping layer and a silicon rich silicon oxynitride intermediate etch...
Sensor and method of fabrication
A sensor (10) includes a cavity (31) formed by a substrate (11), an adhesive (21), and a filter (22). A sensing element (14) is located inside the cavity (31)...
Method of purifying a primary color generated by an OED
A method of purifying a primary color including providing an organic light emitting diode having a diode light output with a broad spectrum that includes a...
Two-way communication device
Method, communication system, phone, and radio transmitter utilizing
nonsystematically shortened code encoder...
A method 400, phone 203, radio transmitter 205, and communication system 200 including a nonsystematically shortened code encoder 202 having an input 204 adapted...
User interface control software for a communication device
A user interface control software system (125) has software components organized into distinct partitions (210, 220, 230, 240) with a defined interface governing...
Communication network method and apparatus
In a network communication system (300) a method and apparatus includes generating a record of state information (360) associated with a service connection...
Method and apparatus for signal transmission within a wireless
A properly modulated carrier signal exits transmission circuitry (201) and enters a first and a second mixer (203, 205). The modulated carrier is mixed with a...
Multimode fast attack automatic gain control (AGC) loop for narrow band
A multimode fast attack automatic gain control (AGC) circuit (100) includes an analog feedback loop and a digital feedback loop. The analog feedback loop is...
Self-clocking automatic digital level control method and apparatus
An automatic digital level control adjuster (310) processes an analog input signal (305) to adjust its signal level, based on input (311) from a digital module...
Method and apparatus for spreading and despreading data in a spread
spectrum communication system
A current mode of operation is provided to a Walsh spreader (203), and based on the current mode of operation, the Walsh spreader (203) either varies a Walsh...
Surface mountable electronic device
A surface mountable electronic device (1) includes a mount (2), an electrical component (3) supported by the mount and two external terminals (5, 5a)...
Sensor supply open load detector circuit
A sensor circuit (10) device for detecting an open circuit to an electronic component (20) is disclosed. The sensor circuit (10) includes a detector circuit (12)...
Display module with reduced power consumption
A display module (100) with reduced power consumption uses a control circuit (110) to reset row and column display drivers (130, 140) and turn off a portion of...
Secondary antenna ground element
An antenna feedpoint assembly includes a printed circuit board (400), a signal conductor feed element (2041) mounted on the printed circuit board (400), and a...
Method and apparatus for GPS time determination
A system for rapidly acquiring a time reference for the location determination of a wireless communication device. The system includes a wireless communication...
Multiple voltage compatible I/O buffer
Input and output buffer circuitry (12, 14, 16) is provided which are compatible with busses operating at different voltage levels. The buffer circuitry is...
Water management system for fuel cells
A water management system reduces the problems with flooding and also enhances the flow of fuel gas to the anodes. Individual unit cells (20) in an array are...
Communication device and method for endpointing speech utterances
A communication device capable of endpointing speech utterances includes a microprocessor (110) connected to communication interface circuitry (115), memory...
Method and apparatus for integrated circuit design verification
A method for verifying an integrated circuit design using constraint information to develop a weighted data structure. In one embodiment, a binary decision...
Comparator and methods for voting therewith
A comparator comprising one or more first stage voters (115, 117, 119, 121) operably coupled to a second stage voter (123), and methods of voting with the...
Radiotelephone receiver and method with improved dynamic range and DC
An automatic gain control apparatus (106) and method for a radiotelephone receiver employs stored inverse transfer function data (400) of the radiotelephone...
Portable electronic device with a speaker assembly
A portable electronic device, such as a portable radiotelephone (100), with a speaker assembly is described. The portable radiotelephone (100) has a housing,...
Memory cell and method for programming thereof
A memory cell (101), its method of formation, and operation are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, the memory cell (101) comprises a first and second...
Adjustable off-center coaxial coupler
An energy coupler (10) includes a movably adjustable energy coupling sleeve (16), and a coupling transmission line (18) operatively coupled to the movably...
Dual FET differential voltage controlled attenuator
A dual FET differential voltage controlled attenuator includes a first voltage controlled FET transistor (M1), corresponding to a first control voltage terminal,...