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Support structure, electronic assembly
An electronic assembly (10) includes a chip capacitor (11) having two major surfaces (12, 15) and a pair of electrodes (13, 14). A plurality of electrically...
Segmented bus architecture (SBA) for electrostatic discharge (ESD)
A segmented bus architecture (800) removes certain ESD circuitry from each I/O pad cell (806, 812) and places it in a power pad cell (808, 814) or in some other...
Semiconductor protection circuit and method
A protection circuit (20) protects a semiconductor device (10) from damage due to electrostatic charge transferred to a terminal (19) of the semiconductor...
Oscillator circuit having optimized frequency modulation circuit
A voltage controlled oscillator circuit (58) having a modulation input port (60) for receiving a modulation input signal through modulation circuit (62, 64, 66,...
Amplifier with active bias compensation and method for adjusting
An active bias compensation circuit (110) senses a quiescent current flowing in an amplifier (130) and adjusts the quiescent current to maintain an optimal DC...
Fail safe circuit and battery pack using same
A battery pack (102) comprises a lithium battery cell or cells (112), and is charged by a charger (104). In the event of a failure in the charger, an...
Flat panel display having a random spacer arrangement
A flat panel display (12) includes a backplate (14) and a faceplate (16) attached to the backplate (14) defining a vacuum enclosure (18) therebetween. A spacer...
Solar hybrid electrical powering devices for pulse discharge applications
A device for powering electrical digital pulse discharge applications comprises one or more solar energy conversion modules and a load-leveling circuit that is...
Electrode with enhanced adhesion to substrates
An electrode coating with improved adhesion to substrates comprises small particles of an active material that are preferentially distributed at the interface...
A foil battery packaging containing a battery cell is described wherein the tab comprises a strong metal tab secured to the packaging, and wherein the strong...
A safety cover for a battery comprises elastic pacts fixed to the safety cover that wipe the electrical contacts of the battery to which the safety cover is...
Low selectivity chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process for use on
integrated circuit metal interconnects
A method for polishing a metal layer (20) containing a combination of wide features (12), low density features (14), and high density features (18), is...
Housing for an accessory connector
System for monitoring program flow utilizing fixwords stored
sequentially to opcodes
A processing system includes a control flow monitor (CFM) checker for verifying a sequence of instructions performed by a pipelined processor (101). The CFM...
Method and apparatus for performing rounding in a data processor
A method and apparatus for performing rounding in a data processor (10). In one embodiment, two instructions are used to implement a procedure for rounding...
Satellite based commercial and military intercity and intercontinental
air traffic control
A satellite-based air traffic control system utilizes global-coverage satellite communications network to provide voice and data communication between an air...
Method and apparatus in a messaging system for limiting an interval of
In a messaging system having a plurality of simulcasting base transmitters (104), a plurality of pseudorandom sequence generators (216) are provided (402) for...
Method of controlling the number of messages received by a personal
A subscriber's PMU (Personal Messaging Unit) (14) determines when the number of incoming messages is likely to be excessive by counting the incoming messages and...
Method and apparatus for switching between operating channels with
different time references
A selective messaging unit (117), and analogous method, arranged to reduce switching latency between operating channels that are scheduled in accordance with...
Method for determining handover margins in a cellular communication
Optimal handover margins in a cellular communication system (100) are determined by computing a power budget (701) for each base station/neighbor combination in...
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...