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Method and apparatus for operating a data processor to execute software
written using a foreign instruction set
An instruction set interpreter and translator provides dynamic idiom recognition by use of a programmable hash table. Idioms are sequences of consecutive...
Method and apparatus for communicating secure data over a telephone line
using a cellular encryption apparatus
A communication apparatus (100) provides an interface between a cellular encryption and decryption apparatus (150) and a telephone line (91) allowing for...
Hand adaptive telephone
A hand adaptive telephone (10) comprises a glove member (12) adapted to be worn on a person's hand (14) and carries a user interface mechanism including an...
Method and apparatus for channel management in a communication system
A communications controller (132) transfers communication links from a first receiver (144) to a second receiver (146) when a system quality parameter exceeds a...
Buffer circuit, memory device, and integrated circuit for receiving
A buffer circuit (60) that includes a current source (74) having an output, the current source to provide a substantially constant current, a first differential...
Method and apparatus for laser communication through a lossy medium
A laser transmitter (200, 300) includes a femptosecond pulse forming circuit (214, 308) and an ultra high-speed optical switch (218, 304) which enable the...
Optical waveguide using cholesteric liquid crystal polymer
An optical waveguide (5) for use in the in the visible range, the infrared range or the ultraviolet range. The waveguide has two cholesteric liquid crystal...
Multi-band slot antenna structure and method
The multi-band slot antenna structure and method uses a single antenna to cover at least two distinct reception frequency bands using only one excitation port....
Dual band amplifier
An amplifier (104) for a dual band device includes multiple amplifier stages coupled between an input (103) and output (105). The amplifier stages include a...
Linear power amplifier
A power amplifier stage includes a linear radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (106), having a bias port and a supply port. The bias port receives a DC amplifier...
Method and apparatus for operating a radio-frequency power amplifier as
a variable-class linear amplifier
A variable-class linear amplifier (600, 800, 900) applies a supply type of envelope modulation to an RF power amplifier operating in or near compression at...
Transducer and interface circuit
A sensor (100) includes a fixed gate field-effect transistor (138) that produces a quiescent signal (V.sub.QUIESC1) in a channel (336) when a control signal...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A buffer film (154, 164) is formed over an underlying film (153, 162) to protect that underlying film (153, 162) from damage during a removal sequence, such as...
Ohmic contact and method of manufacture
A method of improving contact resistance in a multi-layer heterostructure comprising the steps of providing a substrate, growing a crystalline material on the...
Apparatus for storing and disinfecting a fluid
An apparatus for storing and disinfecting a fluid includes a container (12) for containing the fluid and a cap member (16). The container (12) defines an opening...
Method for affixing spacers in a field emission display
A method for affixing spacers (126, 226, 326) in a field emission display (100, 200, 300) includes the steps of: (i) providing a first display plate; providing a...
Apparatus and method for balancing power savings and call set up time in
a wireless communication device
A wireless communication device (100) comprises a battery (103) for providing power to the circuitry of wireless communication device (100). Optionally, power...
Method and apparatus for distributing offered load in a wireless
For a wireless communications system service area (20), a population database (24) is selected that describes a population in database regions (22) within the...
Method and apparatus for reducing transmission time required to
communicate a silent portion of a voice message
A controller (112) processes (400, 500, 600) an original voice message to detect (602) an original silent portion and to measure (604) an original duration, and...
Method and apparatus for monitoring subscriber talk-around usage
A method and apparatus for monitoring a subscriber unit's use of a talk-around mode is accomplished when detection of a subscriber unit's selection, and...
Circuit and method for verifying data of a wireless communications device
A memory circuit (24) limits the threshold voltage distribution for either programming or erasing a memory cell (40A) in a non-volatile memory array (34). A data...
Method for providing information packets from a packet switching network
to a base site and corresponding...
A multi-service communication system (100) includes a packet switching network (101) and a base site (108). The packet switching network supports multiple...
Method for accessing an information network from a radio communication
A communication system (101) provides a subscriber unit (105) with access to an information network (130) through gateway equipment (110) that is coupled to a...
Device with programmable memory and method of programming
A device, preferably an electronically calibrated sensor (100) includes a sensing element (102) with an output coupled to a calibration circuit (104). The...
Impact resistant display apparatus
A display apparatus (100) having improved impact resistant mechanical qualities includes a display (102) and a mechanically coupled support bezel (110). The...
Event reminder for a communication device
A communication device (18) wirelessly coupled to a widely distributed information source (24) and capable of retrieving flight information therefrom includes a...
Radio frequency identification tag arranged for magnetically storing tag
A radio frequency identification tag system (10) utilizes a radio frequency identification tag (16) that includes stored tag information. The tag includes an...
Digital output buffer for multiple voltage system
An output buffer translates digital input signals which toggle between ground and V.sub.DDL to signals which toggle between ground and V.sub.DDH. The technology...
Resistorless low-current CMOS voltage reference generator
A voltage reference generator (200) generates a temperature compensated voltage at an output (202). The voltage reference generator includes a first transistor...
Battery charger with active feedback voltage controller
A battery charger (100) with active feedback voltage controller includes a pass device (144), such as a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor...
Semiconductor device package and method
A chip scale power semiconductor device (16) provides improved heat dissipation. A semiconductor die (19) is mounted in a first region of a substrate (18). The...
Semiconductor component comprising an electrostatic-discharge protection
A semiconductor component (10) includes a substrate (11), doped regions (15, 20) in the substrate (11), interconnect layers (23, 26, 29) coupled to one of the...
Method for the manufacture of electronic components
An apparatus (10) such as a plasma sputtering tool has a reaction chamber (11) containing a sputtering target (12) and a semiconductor substrate (13). The...
Etching apparatus and method of etching a substrate
A etcher (10) has an inner chamber (22) that is in communication with a collection chamber (17). A cover (33) is made from a substrate (11) and an outer housing...
Computer instruction which generates multiple results of different data
types to improve software emulation
Accelerating software emulation and other data processing operations utilizes execution of a single computer instruction that produces multiple data type results...
An adapter system comprising an adapter with plug prongs on its front face and apertures on its back face, and adapter contacts within it, and a power supply...
Discharge lamp ballast housing with solderless connectors
A ballast housing (10) comprising a base (100), a cover (200), an input connector (300), and an output connector (400). Input connector (300) and output...
Speech classifier and method using delay elements
Classifiers (110) and a selector (112) perform an identification method (300) to identify an ordered set of vectors (e.g., spoken commands, phoneme...
Apparatus and method for detecting and powering an accessory
A radiotelephone (100) is coupled to accessory (200) by way of a novel interface provided by connector (190). Accessory (200) is a headset including a microphone...
Apparatus for amplifying a signal using digital pulse width modulators
An electronic apparatus that includes a digital processor (12), a first digital pulse width modulator (304), a second digital pulse width modulator (306), a...
Method and apparatus for transmitting signals in a communication system
Different orthogonal codes (W.sub.x, W.sub.y) are used to spread common pilot channels (Pilot.sub.A) intended for transmission to a particular mobile station...
Method and apparatus for communicating video information in a
A communication system (100) employs a method and apparatus for communicating video information therein. A first communication device (e.g., 101) preferably...
Low power serial analog-to-digital converter
A low power serial A/D converter cascades multiple stages (20) of a novel track-and-hold circuit (22) to implement a pipelined A/D converter. The track-and-hold...
Throughput and accuracy of testing of a semiconductor device is improved by forming the contacts to allow the leads of a packaged semiconductor device to pass...
Method and apparatus for control of an electronic system using
intelligent movement detection
A battery powered electronic system (50, FIG. 1) is controlled by a movement sensor (20) which senses the acceleration of the electronic system (50). The output...
Circuit and method of current limiting a half-bridge driver
A half-bridge driver provides a current limit on the low-side driver (20) and a current limit on the high-side driver (16). The current limits are initially set...
Integrated circuit having a support structure
In one embodiment of the invention, conductive support structures (112) are formed within an interlevel dielectric layer. The conductive support structures (112)...
Method of making a contact structure
Electrical shorts and leakage paths are virtually eliminated by recessing conductive nodules (52) away from a conductor (72) or not forming the conductive...
Method for growing an epitaxial layer of material using a high
temperature initial growth phase and a low...
A method for forming a trench transistor structure begins by forming a buried layers (12 and 16) and a doped well (22) in a substrate (10) via epitaxial growth...