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Thick-film resistor having concentric terminals and method therefor
A thick-film resistor and a process for forming the resistor to have accurate dimensions, thereby yielding a precise resistance value. The resistor generally...
Signal converting receiver having constant hysteresis, and method
A LVDS receiver (200) converts a differential input signal (15) at an input (201/202, e.g., voltage difference V.sub.1 -V.sub.2) to a single output signal (20)...
Method and apparatus for charging a battery
A portable communication device (300) powered by a battery (210) has an external connector (202) that includes an external power node (220) and a data bus (204)...
Method for forming semiconductor device including a dual inlaid structure
A method for forming an improved embedded DRAM structure, that is formed on-chip with CMOS logic portions, begins by forming dual inlaid regions (34a through...
Electrode materials and electrochemical devices using same
A material for use as an electrode, and particularly the anode (20) of an electrochemical device, such as an electrochemical capacitor device (10). The material...
Organic electroluminescent device with continuous organic medium
An organic EL device includes a cathode, an organic electroluminescent layer and an anode, laminated in sequence. The organic layer is composed of a continuous...
Wireless information transfer system front panel
Linear power amplifier enclosure
Desktop battery charger
Dynamically changing forward error correction and automatic request for
A transceiver device having a forward error correction decoder providing at least one forward error correction metric and a data integrity monitor providing at...
Method and system for securely transferring a data set in a data
In a telecommunications system, data having a higher sensitivity and data having a lower sensitivity are identified within a data set. The data having a higher...
Memory controller with continuous page mode and method therefor
A memory controller (42) supports a mode known as continuous page mode. The memory controller (42) is coupled to a pipelined internal bus and provides control...
Data transfer using software interrupt service routine between host
processor and external device with queue of...
The present invention provides a method, device and article of manufacture for efficient transfer of data items between a host processor and an external device....
Method, device and system for generalized bidirectional island-driven
A method (700), device (1101), and system (1100) provide generalized bidirectional island-driven chart parsing based on congruency checking to prevent edge...
Radio frequency amplifier structure
A radio frequency (RF) circuit (300) includes two parallel sections (310, 312) that are designed to function collectively through the use of a signal...
Apparatus and method for amplifying a radio frequency signal
A communication device employs a method and apparatus for amplifying a radio frequency (RF) signal that eliminates the need for a signal splitter. An RF input...
Method of detecting defects in semiconductor package leads
A method of detecting defects (14, 16, 17, 44, 47, 49, and 51) in objects is presented. A first grey level image (18) of a first object (10) is formed and a...
Filter for multicarrier communication system and method for peak power
A communication device (60) for simultaneously transmitting independent information (82) on multiple channels comprises a modulator (66) and at least two matched...
Method and apparatus for quantizing a signal in a digital system
An input data signal (102) in a digital signal processing system gets adaptively quantized by performing a LMS error algorithm on a signal of transformed...
Transmitter and receiver supporting differing speed codecs over single
A synchronous serial protocol is used to transfer data from a host processor (102) to multiple CODECs (112) operating at differing speeds and from such CODECs...
Method of combining cell streams in a radio communications system
A radio communications system (10) having a mobile station (30) and at least two base stations (13, 14). ATM radio channels (31, 32) are provided between the...
Method and apparatus for using the sidelobe of a long range antenna for
a short range communication link
A communication satellite system (100) is established using one or more satellite constellations (110, 120). The two or more satellite groups (110, 120) are...
Method and apparatus for writing an erasable non-volatile memory
A method for writing data to non-volatile memory (50) involves alternately applying programming and erase voltages to a control gate wordline of a memory cell. A...
Method and apparatus for multi-mode handwritten input and hand directed
control of a computing device
Coordinates from a digitizing tablet are processed in two modes. In a first mode (denoted the Cursor Mode for convenience) the digitizing tablet operates similar...
Method for multiplex driving a passive liquid crystal display (LCD)
using modulated pulse widths
The method of the present invention produces a plurality of bi-level waveforms on the ROW/common lines and COLUMN/segment lines of a passive multiplexed liquid...
Antenna adapted to operate in a plurality of frequency bands
The present disclosure is related to an antenna (129) adapted to receive signals in multiple frequency bands, and comprises a fixed whip antenna (406) and a...
Complimentary double pumping voltage boost converter
A voltage boosting circuit which derives an output voltage than is substantially twice the magnitude of a supply voltage applied thereto. The voltage boosting...
Method of testing a semiconductor device by automatically measuring
probe tip parameters
An integrated probe tip (20) parameter measuring device (70) is integrated onto the chuck (24) or substrate holder of a probe test station (10). Probe tip (20)...
Charger with battery retention door
This invention is a battery charger having a pocket for charging a battery. The pocket is covered by a door which has a battery retention latch. When the door is...
Method of electron beam lithography on very high resistivity substrates
A method of performing electron beam lithography on high resistivity substrates including forming semiconductor material on a high resistivity substrate and...
Method for forming a semiconductor device
In accordance with embodiments of the present invention a trench-level dielectric film (26) and a via-level dielectric film (24) are formed overlying a...
Method of making a contact structure
An improved contact structure and process for forming an improved contact structure for a semiconductor device. A metal (14) is formed on a first metal layer...
Vertical semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
An n-channel device (10) and a p-channel device (11) are formed from a single epitaxial silicon layer (60,61). During the deposition of the single epitaxial...
Planar fuel cell
A planar fuel cell (20) is provided, including a membrane electrode assembly (23) sandwiched between two current collector assemblies (21, 22). The membrane...
Optical code reader including circuitry for processing the read symbology
An amplifier has an input responsive to an optical detector. An analog-to-digital converter is responsive to an output of the amplifier. A processor activates an...
Multifunctional belt clip for a portable device
A portable device having a multi-function belt clip assembly includes a leaf spring 16 having a first end 18 and a second end 20; a housing 14 which has a recess...
Rotation dependent frictional hinge mechanism
An electronic device (10) has a foldable housing (11) including a base unit (12) and a cover unit (14). The cover unit is rotatably joined to the base unit by a...
Environmental enclosure for housing cellular RF equipment
Cellular telephone housing
Gradient chuck method for wafer bonding employing a convex pressure
An apparatus and method for improved wafer bonding by scrubbing, spin drying, aligning, and pressing the polished wafers together. The first wafer (13) is...
Computer system with trigger controlled interface and method
An interface (101) in a computer system has an port (150) which is coupled to a memory via a first bidirectional data path (104) and coupled to a peripheral...
Data processing system having a protocol timer for autonomously
providing time based interrupts
A communications system includes multiple processors (14, 16) and a protocol timer (18). The protocol timer (18) controls the timing of events in the...
Communication device having multiple displays and method of operating
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...
Method and apparatus for extending coverage in a cellular communication
Method for transmitting data packets between base site and designated mobile unit outside coverage area of base site comprises: identifying data packet;...
Method and apparatus providing improved intermodulation distortion
Second order intermodulation distortion (IM2) occurs when two interfacing signals mix with each other through a second order nonlinearity to produce an...
Selective call radio for selectively decoding prioritized messages and
A SCR (122) is assigned to a plurality of addresses, and includes a receiver (304) and a processor (308) coupled thereto. The processor is adapted to assign a...
Encoded facsimile communication with a selective system and method
A selective call communication system (10) receives hand written information from a facsimile machine (14) to be delivered to a plurality of selective call...
Method and apparatus for reducing breathing artifacts in compressed video
A method and apparatus for reducing breathing artifacts in MPEG-like video information streams employing group of pictures (GOP) or group of frames (GOF)...
Apparatus and method for performing a signal search in a coherent
wireless communication system
A base station receiver assembly (400) for performing a signal search, which operates in a coherent code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless communication...
Method and system for determining a packet transmission order
A method and apparatus for determining the order of transmission of packets of information in a communication system includes a priority assignment processor...