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Feedthrough via connection on solder resistant layer
A method for constructing a feedthrough via connection and a corresponding apparatus includes a metallic plate (101), or rigidizer, preferably composed of an...
Method for making a semiconductor device
A process for forming a silicided MOS transistor (100) begins by providing source and drain regions (104) and (106) and a gate electrode (110). Silicon nitride...
Method for forming a thick-film resistor and thick-film resistor formed
A process for forming a thick-film resistor whose dimensions can be accurately obtained, thereby yielding a precise resistance value. The method includes...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
First and second dummy structures (201 and 202) are formed over a semiconductor device substrate (10). In one embodiment, portions of the first dummy structure...
Optical transmitter package assembly and methods of manufacture
A package assembly (31) has a leadframe (10) including a locating flange (30), an optical transmitter (22) such as a laser diode mounted to the leadframe, and a...
Ventilation fixture and method of using same
An apparatus and method are provided for removing gases produced during off-service cleaning of a processing chamber which operates under vacuum in a wafer...
Electrical connector for removable components
An electrical connector assembly combines a latch (34) and electrical contacts (60a-60f) into an integral connector assembly. The latch (34) is partially...
Low insertion force array connector for providing a removable high density
electrical interconnect to a...
A high density electrical interconnect is achieved by incorporating a flexible circuit (140) that is removably connected to a low insertion force, ball grid...
Semiconductor die attach method and apparatus therefor
A semiconductor die bonder (10) has a height adjuster (13) that is positioned next to the die bonding head (11). The height adjuster (13) assist in ensuring that...
Synchronization and information exchange between communication components
using a network management operations...
A system for providing synchronization and information exchange in a network such as a digital television broadcast network using a network management operations...
Method of transmitting messages in a dispatch call
Communication units (107 and 109) are distinguished between preferred units and non-preferred units. The same message content is transmitted (207) to the...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for determining a
location at which a subscriber unit...
Sub-areas (506) within a coverage area of a wireless communication system are defined (702), and transmitters (502, 504) are positioned within the sub-areas. A...
Method and electronic device using random pulse characteristics in digital
An electronic device has reduced radio frequency interference (RFI) emissions. The electronic device includes a signal generator that is coupled to a reference...
Range extension within a communication system
Receivers (201, 202) within a base station (101) receive a transmission from a remote unit (114). The received signal is delayed a first amount by first delay...
Power amplifier control according to a delayed waveform suitable for use in
a communication device
A wireless communication device (202), such as a cellular telephone, has a power amplifier (218) and a power amplifier control (222). The power amplifier (218)...
Method and apparatus for predicting impending service outages for
ground-to-satellite terminal in a satellite...
A method (1300) and apparatus (300) combines a terminal blockage profile for a ground-to-satellite terminal with satellite location and motion data for one or...
Dynamic private key security system for personal messaging devices
A dynamic private key security system for personal messaging devices (200) includes a paging terminal (112). The paging terminal (112) has a terminal ...
Integrated circuit amplifier and method of adaptive offset
Alert amplifier (10) has a peak detector (22) and an operational amplifier (30) that dynamically set a bias voltage of a transducer (32) to minimize the standby...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system
A method and apparatus in a communication system includes establishing a communication link between a first and second mobile communication resources (111, 114)...
Method and apparatus for signal acquisition and power control
A call setup process (200) has a fast and robust preamble signal acquisition and acknowledgement procedure (400). The procedure (400) is a multistage search...
Apparatus and method for spectrum management in a multipoint communication
The apparatus (101) and method for spectrum management in a multipoint communication system controls upstream channel usage for secondary stations (110)...
MTJ stacked cell memory sensing method and apparatus
Apparatus and method of reading the state of each cell in a stacked memory comprising stacks of cells in an addressable array with each stack including MTJ...
Methods and devices for controlling a head position actuator of a disk
A data storage apparatus includes a servo controller (160) coupled to an actuator (190). The servo controller (160) provides control command signals to the...
Automatic modulation control of sync suppressed television signals
The depth of modulation and the absolute RF carrier level of an amplitude-modulated video signal are automatically adjusted. For adjustment of the depth of...
Method and apparatus for implementing a graphical user interface keyboard
and a text buffer on electronic devices
A method and apparatus for implementing a graphical user interface keyboard (10) and a text buffer (12) on an electronic device. A character that is active upon...
Combined mechanical scanning and digital beamforming antenna
A mechanical scanning and digital beamforming antenna (20, FIG. 2) uses a receive and transmit digital beamforming network (FIG. 3, 410, 320) to provide...
Remote keyless entry user-transparent auto re-synchronization apparatus and
A method of user-transparent auto re-synchronization for a remote keyless entry system includes assigning a default challenge-count window (101). A first data...
Variable delay module
Variable delay module (100) includes a clock generator (110), input A/D converter (120), buffering circuit (190), and output D/A converter (160). Clock generator...
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 on...
Method and apparatus for testing an integrated circuit with a pulsed
Amplitude modulated optical beam induced current (AMOBIC) created by irradiating an internal PN junction of an integrated circuit (IC) (20) is used to determine...
Battery pack for a portable communication device
Method and apparatus for leveraging history bits to optimize memory
A method and apparatus that improves either power savings and/or DRAM system access bandwidth in an embedded DRAM device. The apparatus (200, 800, or 900)...
Method and apparatus utilizing a flash memory device to maintain
accurate unit timing
A method for re-programming a memory device in a micro-controller system is provided. The method includes the steps of installing a software RTC service routine...
System for communicating with and initializing a computer peripheral
utilizing a masked value generated by...
A system, device, and method allowing a host device to communicate with, and initialize, an uninitialized peripheral device includes, on the peripheral device,...
Method and apparatus for updating site ranking factors in a wireless
A subscriber unit (300) receives an inbound transmission feedback message regarding at least one inbound transmission made by the subscriber unit (401). Based on...
Method and system for initiating a data transfer in a cellular
In a wireless telecommunications system (40), a subscriber unit (44) transmits a request for a data connection (10) to cellular infrastructure equipment (46),...
Method and apparatus for determining a location of a communication unit
in a wireless communication system
A wireless communication system (100) that includes a plurality of base sites (101-103) employs a method and apparatus for determining a location of a...
Method and apparatus for controlling scanning of a subscriber unit
A location is determined (402) at which a subscriber unit (122, 300) communicating with a first wireless system is positioned. A distance between the location...
Method for demand channel change for a radio telephone
A radiotelephone system (100) includes a radiotelephone (102) and a central device (104) that communicate via radio frequency (RF) signals. The radiotelephone...
Method and apparatus for providing additional information to a selective
call device about a broadcast
A technique is used in a selective call communication system (100) and in a broadcast communication system (106) to provide additional information about a...
Method and apparatus for global message monitoring
A method and apparatus for providing global message monitoring in a paging system includes a message origination and delivery device (MODD) (20). The MODD (20)...
Multi-channel digital transceiver and method
A multi-channel digital transceiver (400) receives uplink radio frequency signals and converts these signals to digital intermediate frequency signals. Digital...
Dynamic bit allocation for statistical multiplexing of compressed and
uncompressed digital video signals
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for allocating bits in a statistical multiplexing system (stat mux). A statistical multiplexer (stat mux)...
Conservation of power in a 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...
Apparatus and method for transmitting data
A communication system (100) comprises a processor (150), a channel memory (160), a communication line (180), a transmit connect table (146), a transmit...
Methods and apparatus for facilitating transmission of cells having
multiple priorities in a cell relay network
A cell relay network (38, FIG. 2) transmits cells having different priorities through a single virtual connection using several methods (100, FIG. 4; 200, FIG....
Optical display device having prismatic film for enhanced viewing
The display device includes an optical cell having a cell front with at least one cell region being capable of an optically transmissive mode and an optically...
Sensing circuit for capturing a pixel signal
A sensing circuit (202) uses correlated double sampling to sample a first pixel signal of a pixel stream (V.sub.PIXEL) at two different times to produce a dark...
High-persistence display circuit and method to therefor
A display circuit, and associated method, including a high-persistence display element, such as a liquid crystal display device, which visually displays...