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Clock recovery circuit
An edge detector (10) detects edges of clock pulses in a digital signal and provides edge detect pulses to a state corrector (20). A state sequencer (15)...
Turbo decoder with decision feedback equalization
A decoder equalizes a turbo coded signal with intersymbol interference by performing a decision-feedback equalization in each iteration of the turbo decoding...
Multicarrier communication system and method for peak power control
A communication device for simultaneously transmitting information on multiple sub-channels encodes information for each of the multiple sub-channels with a...
Method and system for multicast using a satellite network
A multicast message is transmitted from an originating subscriber unit (110, FIG. 1) through a network of satellite communications nodes (120, 130, and 140) to a...
Method and system in wireless communication system for scheduling messages
to reduce the quick paging channel...
The method operates in a wireless communication system (100) that includes a paging channel (202) and a plurality of quick paging channels (204). A plurality of...
Process for operating a semiconductor device
Programmable cells (22, 24, 26, 28) may have discontinuous storage elements (228, 248, 268, 288) as opposed to a continuous floating gate. Each cell further...
Transformer secondary disconnect
An isolation circuit for isolating a load node from a power supply secondary inductor includes a Zener diode and a PTC thermistor. The Zener diode electrically...
System and method for multi-mode operation of satellite phased-array
A method and apparatus are provided for operating a phased-array antenna (14) on a satellite-based communications node (10) in more than one mode by controlling...
Folded spring based micro electromechanical (MEM) RF switch
A micro electromechanical switch is formed on a substrate using a microplatform structure suspended on a spring suspension. The spring suspension is attached on...
Method for controlling spacer visibility
A method for controlling spacer (108) visibility in a field emission display (100) includes the steps of modifying pixel data for transmission to a plurality of...
A piezoelectric active-mode incrementor switch system (100) includes two ratchet wheels (118, 124) that are rotationally mounted on a drive shaft (112) having a...
Actuator and method of manufacture
An actuator includes a support layer (110), a stationary structure (130) located over the support layer and including two portions (131, 132, 731, 732, 831, 832)...
A smart switch produces a signal responsive to movement of said switch between a first state and a second state. The said switch has a first state position and a...
A Micro-Electromechanical System (MEMS) switch (100) having a single, center hinge (120) which supports a membrane-type electrode (104) on a substrate (101). The...
Apparatus for mounting an electronic component to a printed circuit board
An apparatus (20) for mounting an electronic component (30) to a print circuit board (40), wherein the electronic component (30) has a positive lead (32) and...
Air bag deployment system and method for monitoring same
An air bag deployment system (20) includes a microcontroller (21), an inflator (23), and an inflator sensor (24). The inflator sensor (24) is adjacent to the...
Holster with variable depth pocket
A holster (100) includes an adjustable depth pocket (101) for receiving at least a portion of a portable radio (102) in the pocket (101). The portable radio...
System for serial peripheral interface with embedded addressing circuit for
providing portion of an address for...
A microcontroller (12) provides the address bit and device data start bits for the first peripheral device (PD) in a string of PDs (20-24 or 30-34). Each PD...
Method and apparatus for reconstructing a linear prediction filter
An apparatus and method of reconstructing a linear prediction synthesis filter excitation signal, by: receiving a signal representative of output from a linear...
Foldable communication device and method
A foldable communication device (10) with a housing having two portions (11,12) pivotably mounted to each other to allow relative movement therebetween. This...
Communication device having multiple displays and method of operating the
A portable communication device (102) includes a housing (105), a first display area (130), and a second display area (132). The first display area (130) is...
Interleaving method and apparatus for orthogonal transmit diversity and
multi-carriers CDMA communication systems
A communication system provides a method and apparatus for interleaving data symbols of a block of data symbols (301) having data symbols from B(1) to B(n). The...
Network dispatch manager, dispatch gateway, and a method for providing
dispatch service to dispatch clients via...
The present invention addresses the need for providing dispatch service to dispatch clients via a packet-switched network, such as the Internet, by disclosing a...
Content addressable magnetic random access memory
A content addressable magnetic random access memory cell including a differentially connected pair of MTJs and comparison and match detection circuitry connected...
Digital predistortion for amplifiers
A method for predistorting a digital signal prior to amplification is disclosed in which a look-up table is computed using power values of digital input signal...
Optical semiconductor component and method of manufacture
An optical semiconductor component includes a semiconductor substrate (120) and a packaging material (140) located over the semiconductor substrate. The...
Apparatus and method for cold cross-sectioning of soft materials
Apparatus and a method of cold cross-sectioning soft materials includes providing a chuck attached to a drive motor with a composite plate attached to the chuck...
Method and apparatus for generating a short-range wireless data
A system for generating a short-range wireless data communication link through an over-the-air channel on a predetermined radio frequency (RF) carrier. The...
Conservation of power in serial modem
A serial modem (14) having a phase-locked loop (22), a central processing unit (20), a serial buffer (26) and a universal asynchronous receiver transmitter...
ATM switching system and method with propagation delay compensation
A switch system (20) switches at least sixty-four asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) input data streams (22) into at least sixty-four ATM output data streams (24)....
Network manager and method thereof for a communication system
A method of managing objects residing in a communication system includes the steps of reading (201), by a network manager for a plurality of objects represented...
Adaptive rate system and method for network communications
A system and method for determining operating parameters to control a communication rate for an adaptive rate communication system includes a transmitter (101)...
Distributed packet communication network
A multiple access and data channel scheme is presented for reducing network communication collisions and susceptibility to jamming signals in a distributed...
CMOS cell and circuit design for improved IDDQ testing
A CMOS cell and circuit design methodology for improved IDDQ testing for logic and memory circuits. The CMOS cell library includes one or more CMOS cells, each...
An antenna assembly (100) includes an antenna (114), antenna mounting base (108), and a radio housing (102). The antenna mounting base (108) includes a...
Method for decoding a quadrature encoded signal
A method of decoding a quadrature encoded signal where position tracking is implemented which decouples the position calculations from the encoder edges. In one...
Data transfer system and method for communicating utility consumption data
over power line carriers
Utility consumption data is provided over power line carrier links to local nodes and routed through a network of local nodes over peer-to-peer line-of-sight RF...
Method for transmitting and receiving address information within a
The first frame of a paging slot (405) contains a portion of every page's (401-404) address. Likewise, the second, third, and fourth frames of the slot (405)...
Power amplifier core
A power amplifier core (40) for amplifying RF signals is provided. The power amplifier core (40) includes a first string of FET cells (46) for amplifying the RF...
Shunt voltage regulator with self-contained thermal crowbar safety
A voltage regulator that includes a voltage control circuit, fabricated on a semiconductor. The voltage control circuit maintains a voltage between a first node...
Single wire radio to charger communications method
This invention is a single wire interface communication system whereby a phone having internal charging circuitry communicates the charging status of the battery...
Process for forming an electrical device
The present invention includes a process for forming an electrical device. In one embodiment, the process includes applying a solid patternable film over a...
Selective removal of a metal oxide dielectric
A method for forming a semiconductor device is disclosed in which a metal oxide gate dielectric layer is formed over a substrate. A gate electrode is then formed...
Semiconductor device with flame sprayed heat spreading layer and method
A semiconductor device having a heat spreading layer (18,118) of material deposited by flame spraying on a back surface of the semiconductor die (12,112). The...
Lithographic printing method using a low surface energy layer
A method of contact printing on a device using a partially transparent mask (18) having first and second surfaces, comprises the steps of applying a layer of low...
Wall mount power supply
Method and apparatus for maximum likelihood sequence detection
In a Viterbi decoder, a branch metrics unit (51) receives samples and provides a branch metric to a first and second adder (54 and 55) that adds the branch...
Vehicle locating system utilizing global positioning
A vehicle locating system (200) includes a beacon (108) carried by a vehicle, a tracking control station (106) for generating a beacon activation signal (110)...
Method and apparatus in a two-way wireless communication system for
detection and deferred reporting of a...
A portable subscriber unit (122) provides (402) communications for a user, and monitors (404) a parameter indicative of communication quality during the...
Multiple frequency band receiver
A multiple frequency band receiver (102) receives at least two frequency bands that are close but not adjacent. A first bandpass filter (304) passes signals in...