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Using vocoded parameters in a staggered average to provide speakerphone
operation based on enhanced speech...
A portable communication device (104), such as a cellular telephone, is operable in a speakerphone mode. The communication device uses a digital communication...
Method and apparatus for providing a subscriber record for packet data
registration of a mobile station
A communications system for providing packet data service to mobile stations (110) performs registration of the mobile station prior to engaging in packet data...
Communications operating system and method therefor
A communications operating system is provided herein. The communications operating system having a common communication system comprising a radio frequency...
Down-sampling MPEG image decoder
A method and apparatus for decoding, e.g., an MPEG-like video information stream comprising quantized discrete cosine transform (DCT) coefficients representing...
Data transmission terminal and contactless data/power delivery method for
A data transmission system (200) includes a data transmission terminal (201) and a portable data device (203) that is remotely powered by the terminal. A method...
Gradient index magnifying lens
An optical display system for magnifying the image of a liquid crystal display cell (314) used in a portable electronic device (310) such as a cellular phone or...
Minimizing recovery time
A circuit (70) includes a reset stage (72) and a Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) device (73). The PLL device (73) includes a phase detector (74), a charge pump (75), a...
Apparatus and method for generating accurate quadrature over a frequency
The invention produces an accurate quadrature relationship for a range of frequencies using passive components in the primary quadrature splitting circuits. A...
Method and apparatus for providing a low voltage level shift
A wideband level shift circuit (200) used with low voltage ECL or CML topologies. includes a sub-Vbe voltage reference (201) whose output voltage is offset some...
Field emission device having a spacer with an abraded surface
A field emission display (100) includes a cathode plate (110) having a plurality of electron emitters (119), an anode plate (120) having a plurality of phosphors...
Protection circuit and method for protecting a semiconductor device
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit (20) includes an active load circuit (22) connected to a Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS)...
Method of making a semiconductor image sensor
An image sensor (10) has an image sensing element that includes an N-type conducting region (26) and a P-type pinned layer (37). The two regions form two P-N...
Method for automating manufacture of photomask
A computer system (10) and method for automating manufacture of a photomask. The computer system (10) has a product database (21) that stores information used to...
Method of forming mask with angled struts of reduced height
A method of forming a semiconductor device by obtaining a substrate, with a first surface and a second surface, where the substrate has a first material and a...
Snap fastener and interlocking tab
Two parts (120, 160) can be mated and secured from relative movement in three different orthogonal directions or planes by the use of a novel, two piece, plastic...
Method for assigning communication resources in a communication system
A method for assigning communication resources includes assigning communication resources (216, 218, 220) in the nature of bandwidth according to various...
Method and apparatus for generating and verifying encrypted data packets
A system for encrypting and verifying a data packet includes an encryptor (20), a decryptor (30), an error detector (40), and switch (65). A data packet with...
Method and apparatus for constructing a device management information base
in a network management station
In a data communication network a network management station (NMS) (102) constructs a device Management Information Base (MIB) for interfacing with a device...
Method and apparatus for attitude determination in a multi-nodal system
A method and apparatus determines attitude of a satellite (52) or other communications device traveling in a determinable path. The method comprises determining...
Two-way communication system for performing dynamic channel control
A two-way communication system is used for performing dynamic channel control. The two-way communication system comprises a base transceiver (102) and a...
Communication device providing out-of-range battery saving and method
A communication device (100) provides an out-of-range battery saving function (700) for a receiver (104) which receives messages transmitted from at least one...
High assurance encryption system and method
A processor (22) of an encryption system (20) receives plain text (24) and operates an encryption algorithm to convert the plain text (24) to cipher text (26). A...
Receiver implemented decoding method of selectively processing channel
state metrics to minimize power...
A receiver implemented decoding of selectively processing channel state metrics to minimize power consumption and reduce computational complexity. The method...
Binary random number generator
A random number generator includes a sample clock having a sample clock rate, a chaotic oscillator having a characteristic upper frequency, and an output...
Radio frequency identification tag exciter/reader
A radio frequency identification tag exciter/reader (10) is arranged for operation in association with an article transport device (100). The radio frequency...
Semiconductor device having a titanium-aluminum compound
The present invention includes a process for forming an intermetallic layer and a device formed by the process. The process includes a reaction step where a...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
An interconnect (60) is formed overlying a substrate (10). In one embodiment, an adhesion/barrier layer (81), a copper-alloy seed layer (42), and a copper film...
Multi-layer registration control for photolithography processes
A multi-level registration control system for a photolithography process includes a photolithography device that prints first, second and third layers on a...
Method for cleaning a throttle valve and apparatus
An improved method of cleaning a throttle valve and an apparatus for facilitating such cleaning. The method of cleaning a throttle valve is provided by applying...
Method of fabricating an electrochemical device
A method (80) of manufacturing an electrochemical cell having electrodes and a separator element is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing (81) a...
Vented roof enclosure
Dual-tone multi-frequency microphone
On-chip error detection and correction system for an embedded non-volatile
memory array and method of operation
A microcontroller (100) has a CPU (102) and memory (104). Memory (104) contains a memory array (200). A large portion of the array (200) is used to contain...
Method and apparatus for compression, decompression, and execution of
During a compressing portion, memory (20) is divided into cache line blocks (500). Each cache line block is compressed and modified by replacing address...
Driver preference responsive vehicle route planning system
A vehicle route planning system takes a trip origin location and a trip destination location provided by the driver then considers alternative routes, taken from...
Wireless subscriber unit and method for managing smart card data
A wireless subscriber unit (30) includes a memory manager (46) capable of communicating with a plurality of smart cards (44). The memory manager (46) is...
Method for an admission control function for a wireless data network
A method for allowing new traffic on a wireless data network. A service request is received from a mobile station (100). An effective bandwidth of the service...
Method and apparatus for identifying channels and channel frequencies used
in a subzone of a wireless...
A controller (112) performs at least one of (a) alternating (700) first and second SCI frames in a subzone, and (b) identifying (800) private data channels. In...
Subscriber unit and method for updating a function value
In a wireless communication system (10), a wireless subscriber unit (26) contains a function key (52) for performing an operation on a function value (50). The...
Dual bandwidth phase locked loop frequency lock detection system and method
A dual bandwidth PLL based clock generation circuit that enables device execution after frequency/phase lock has been safely achieved is provided. A PLL (410)...
Decoder circuit using bit-wise probability and method therefor
A decoder circuit includes a probability circuit which generates branch metrics using bit-wise probabilities representing frame-to-frame correlation...
System, device, and method for initial ranging in a communication network
A system, device, and method for initial ranging dynamically adjusts the backoff window size used during a ranging and adjustment process in an attempt to...
Method and system for synchronous code division multiplexed communications
In a code division multiplexed system, a subscriber unit (260, FIG. 1), which includes a pseudonoise code generator (70), is synchronized with the pseudonoise...
Charge conserving write method and system for an MRAM
A charge conserving write method and apparatus to reduce average write current in integrated circuit (IC) magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) systems....
Mounting system and method
A mounting system (10) and method for adjusting the position of a PCB (14) in a housing (22) therefor is provided. An annular, stepped mounting member (16)...
An electronic package (10) designed to be mounted in a space vehicle includes active electronic components that produce heat energy during operation and has a...
Differential capacitor structure
A differential capacitor structure (10) formed overlying a substrate (12) having a middle layer (24) disposed between a lower layer (18) and an upper layer (28)....
Communication device with mode change softkeys
A communication device (100) operates in first and second modes of operation including a dispatch mode of operation and a telephone mode of operation. The device...
Method and apparatus for processing a digital signal for analog
In a digital preprocessing system for processing a digital signal for analog transmission, the digital signal is up-sampled to produce a digital up-sampled...