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Wire bonding support structure and method for coupling a semiconductor
chip to a leadframe
A flexible shelf (12) and a method for coupling a semiconductor chip (33) to a leadframe (23) using the flexible shelf (12). The flexible shelf (12) has a...
Semiconductor device having a pedestal structure and method of making
A semiconductor device (10) is formed in a pedestal structure (16) overlying a semiconductor substrate (11). The semiconductor device (10) includes a base region...
Component to substrate connection by runners and pads
An electrical connection is formed between a plurality of substrate conductive runners (52) and a plurality of substrate conductive pads (54) arranged in an...
Method for multiplexed joining of solder bumps to various substrates
during assembly of an integrated circuit...
Multiplexed joining of solder bumps to various substrates for assembly of an integrated circuit package includes placing a semiconductor substrate (312) having...
Molecular detection apparatus and method
An apparatus comprises a disk-shaped support member (20) supporting a first sample-processing device (28) and a second sample-processing device (30). The first...
Hybrid energy storage device
A hybrid energy storage device (10) including first, second, and third electrodes (20, 25, 30), a first electrolyte (35) disposed between the first and second...
Cigarette lighter adapter
A one-piece cigarette lighter adapter is described which comprises a barrel for insertion into a cigarette lighter socket, which barrel has a deep groove and a...
Movable abutment for a component feeder
A feeder (1) has a hopper (2) for storing components (20) and a pick up location (3) for supplying the components to a pick-and-place machine (not shown). A...
Feeder system and method for supplying electrical components to a pick
A feeder system (1) for supplying electrical components (20) to a pick-and-place machine (14). The feeder system has a two storage hoppers (2a,2b) respective...
Optical coupler and method for coupling an optical fiber to an
An optical coupler (60) includes of an optical connector (10) coupled to an optoelectric board (64). An optical fiber (50) is inserted into the optical connector...
Method for monitoring the performance of a catalytic converter using a
A method for monitoring the performance of a catalytic converter (34) computes the oxygen storage capacity and desorption capacity of a catalyst within the...
Computer front portion
Environmental enclosure for housing cellular power equipment
Radio communication device
Time-weighted trimmed-mean filtering apparatus and method
An apparatus and method of filtering at least one set of data comprises determining a subset of Q data elements of a set of L data elements (12), and determining...
Mode-switchable portable communication device and method therefor
A portable communication device (100) comprises a first housing element (202) and a second housing element (204), wherein the second housing element (204) is...
Portable electronic device with removable display
A portable electronic device including a display detachably mounted to a power source. The display including a virtual image display apparatus. The power source...
Speech-operated noise attenuation device (SONAD) control system method
A SONAD (110) control system (100) detects a received signal strength (RSSI) for a radio frequency (RF) signal (102), selects a threshold transfer function...
Communications network having adaptive network link optimization using
wireless terrain awareness and method...
A communications network (10) having a plurality of wireless nodes (12-28) distributed within a region of interest makes routing decisions based on terrain...
Automatic power control of a semiconductor laser array
Automatic power control (APC) of a semiconductor laser array is achieved by monitoring the backward emission emitted by a plurality of semiconductor devices...
Establishment of multiple low-rate inbound signaling links in CDMA
A quality dispatch service on a CDMA based wireless system. To achieve spectral efficiency and fast access for follow-up calls, in response to a request by a...
Method and apparatus for queuing and transmitting messages
A message transmission queue (300) including a high priority queue (HPQ) (301) having a high priority entry point; a medium priority queue (MPQ) (303) having a...
16:9 aspect ratio conversion by letterbox method for an MPEG image
A method and apparatus for converting a digital video image to a higher aspect ratio format at a decoder by line dropping. For example, conversion from a 4:3 to...
Method and apparatus for settling a DC offset
A DC offset correction loop (200) utilizes a sign bit generator (204), binary search stage (206), and a digital-to-analog converter (208) in its feedback path to...
Method of assigning a device identification
The present invention provides a method of assigning a unique device identification to an electronic device coupled into a communication architecture. Once...
Method in a selective call radio for presenting advertisement messages
A SCR (122) capable of communicating with a communications center (102) includes a RF receiver (304), a presentation circuit (313), and a processor (308). The...
Hybrid contention/polling access method
A system, device, and method for improving access in a hybrid contention/polling protocol maintains a list of active users, a list of recently active users, and...
Field emission device having stamped substrate and method
A field emission device (400) includes a plastically-deformable, ceramic, stamped substrate (200) made from a plastically deformable ceramic, which in the...
Circuit board layers with identification images
A circuit board (110) has a layer window (100) through which images (120-170) on transparent layers can be seen. An inspector of the board can determine if the...
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...
Method of bonding a semiconductor wafer
Removing a portion of an active wafer (12) at the edge (18) after the active wafer (12) is bonded to a base wafer (10) prevents chipping of the edge of the...
Method of preparing crystalline alkaline earth metal oxides on a Si
A method of preparing crystalline alkaline earth metal oxides on a Si substrate wherein a Si substrate with amorphous silicon dioxide on a surface is provided....
Method and apparatus for coding an information signal using delay
An open-loop delay contour estimator (204) generates delay information during coding of an information signal. The delay contour is adjusted according to an...
Method and apparatus for estimating effects of disturbance forces
The attitude of a physical platform (62) is altered by a summation of forces from an attitude actuator (74), disturbance forces (80) and random noise (82)....
Optical code reader and methods and articles therefor
An apparatus for providing an optical code reading mode and a data communication mode comprises an optical detector, a variable-gain amplifier having an input...
Messaging device with opening cover
A multiconfiguration backplane (100) can be configured in four different configurations: dual, extended, active/standby and active/active. The multiconfiguration...
Method and apparatus in a wireless communication system for compressing
and decompressing messages generated by...
A server (112) sends (604) selected codebooks (226) and application identifiers (228) to be associated with the codebooks, to a client (122) in preparation for...
Secure terminal and method of communicating messages among processing
systems internal thereto
A secure terminal includes a host (105) and slaves (125) which send and receive messages via a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus (130). The host allows...
Method and apparatus for synchronizing a base station in a communication
A method and apparatus synchronize a first floating timing reference (207) of a first base station (116) with a timing reference of a second base station (116)...
Method and apparatus for user-aided registration
At least one ground station (120) and at least one subscriber unit (SU) (130) allow users to perform user-aided registration procedures in satellite...
Radio communication system with automatic geographic event notification
A subscriber (125) to a radio communication system (110) is automatically notified of an event affecting or potential affecting a particular geographical...
Apparatus for packaging electronics
An apparatus for packaging electronics (100) having improved mechanical integrity includes an energy storage apparatus (110), an electronic assembly (120) and a...
Communication device with a signal switch assembly
A communication device (10) for receiving or transmitting radiofrequency (rf) signals has a transceiver (12), signal processing circuitry (14) and a signal...
Off-channel leakage power monitor apparatus and method
An off-channel leakage power monitor implemented in a transceiver (100) dynamically measures adjacent and alternate channel leakage power produced by...
System and method for calculating a state transition metric in a viterbi
A system and method for calculating survivor metrics in a Viterbi equalizer of a receiver, such as a receiver operative to receive a PSK-modulated signal, for...
Method and apparatus for conveying data packets in a communication
system without using communication device...
A communication device (106) transmits a data packet at a first transmission time or during a first transmission time period to a data controller (116). The data...
Method and apparatus for baud detection in a communication device
A method (500) of baud detection in a communication device (700) includes the steps of sorting phase pulses among overlapping sets of time slots (502) and...
Optical pickup head including a coherent first order mode laser light
An optical pickup head for high density optical storage applications and a method of fabrication including a first order mode light source and a phase shift...
Programmable delay control for sense amplifiers in a memory
A memory has sense amplifiers that provide data onto a global data lines that are received by secondary amplifiers. The sense amplifiers and the secondary...