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Isotropic, non-birefringent polynorbornene alignment layer for a liquid
A liquid crystal display device is made with plastic substrates (#1) and has an isotropic, non-birefringent polynorbornene alignment layer (#4) formed over an...
Increasing the size of memory available for storing messages in response
to the user reading advertisements in...
A method of encouraging a user of a SCR (Selective Call receiver) (10) to read advertisements stored in the SCR (10). The user is provided with an initial level...
Apparatus for controlling utilization of software added to a portable
An apparatus at a fixed portion (102) of a communication system controls utilization of software (398) in a portable communication device (122) that includes a...
Voltage recovery circuit and method therefor
A method an apparatus for performing a reset operation in an integrated circuit where a memory programming voltage is recovered allowing use of the memory during...
Test system with robot arm for delivering a device under test
A test system (100) for testing electronic devices includes a conveyor (130) to convey the electronic devices, a test fixture (112) to test the electronic...
Apparatus for indexing and affixing components to a substrate
An apparatus (400) used for indexing and affixing components to a substrate includes a vacuum conveyor and a controller (816) for controlling operation of the...
Process for forming semiconductor device using beveled clamp fingers in
an etching system
Beveled clamp fingers (48) are used in an etching system. The beveled top surfaces (40) of the clamp fingers allow etching species to attack more readily the...
Process for forming a semiconductor device
A process for forming via openings (24) between two aluminum-containing interconnects (15) which includes removing a veil material (22) formed during etching of...
Method of forming a three-dimensional integrated inductor
A three-dimensional inductor coil is fabricated on top of a semiconductor substrate. The fabrication process includes the steps of depositing a first photoresist...
Fabrication of visible wavelength vertical cavity surface emitting laser
A VCSEL for emitting visible wavelength light including a GaInP substrate element, a first mirror stack with mirror pairs in a GaInP/AlInP material system...
Method of fabricating X-ray masks with reduced errors
A method of fabricating an X-ray mask including forming a membrane layer on a wafer and forming a layer of X-ray absorbing material on the membrane layer. A...
Method and apparatus for early service using phased satellite depolyment
A method (100) for providing continuous communication service from a partially populated satellite constellation includes deploying one or more phases of...
Method and apparatus for adaptable burst chip select in a data
A data processing system (20) having a burst address generator (BAG) 55, with a programmable transaction mode applicable to both cache and pre-fetch architecture...
Mixed mode transceiver system
A radiotelephone system comprised of a radiotelephone-pair suitably intercoupled theretogether to permit transfer of data, such as NAM information, therebetween....
Method and apparatus for providing billing services for a mobile group
of communication system users
A method and apparatus used by a communication system (100) to register communication system users which use service provider equipment. Multiple-user and...
Radio having a fast adapting direct conversion receiver
A direct conversion receiver (200) is capable of recovering a filtered baseband signal (295) from a radio signal (201) modulated with a baseband signal (202)....
Two-way pager with transmit threshold
Application of power to a transmitter in a messaging device is preceded by measuring a quality of at least one base station down-link signal received by a...
Method for a selective call receiver to determine its position and to
disregard certain signals from a satellite
A selective call receiver that receives signals transmitted by orbiting satellites uses certain information transmitted by the satellites to calculate an...
Method of routing an integrated circuit
A method for automatically selecting tie styles used during the horizontal placement of substrate and well ties. A linear order of tie styles is determined...
System for determining the frequency of repetitions of polling active
stations relative to the polling of...
An apparatus and method to implement a hybrid contention and polling protocol for a communications or computer network is disclosed. Various apparatus and method...
Combined dictionary based and likely character string method of
In a handwriting recognition process, a list of candidate recognized words is identified (202) as a function of both comparison of dictionary entries to various...
Method and apparatus for a talkgroup call in a wireless CDMA system
In a wireless code-division multiple access (CDMA) system (100), a talkgroup (101) of subscriber units is provided. A sub-group (102) of subscriber units,...
Method and apparatus for controlling the display of a video image
A control circuit (100) which receives horizontal synchronising pulses (265) and generates a horizontal drive output signal (455) for a cathode ray tube (CRT)...
Reduced keypad entry apparatus and method
A reduced keypad entry method and apparatus provides a method and apparatus for entry of words using a small number of keypresses on a reduced keypad (210)...
High density connector and method therefor
A method and apparatus for efficiently interconnecting a large number of high frequency high bandwidth signals includes two interface plates (100, 200), each...
Tantalum oxide anti-reflective coating (ARC) integrated with a metallic
transistor gate electrode and method of...
A method for forming a tantalum-based anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer begins by forming an MOS metallic gate electrode layer (20) over a substrate (20). The...
Method and apparatus for constructing test subsequence graphs utilizing
unique input/output sequence (UIO) sets
A set of Unique Input/Output Sequence (UIO) Sets is identified for Finite State Machine (FSM) model (33) states. Each member of the Sets of UIO Sets is a UIO Set...
Actively controlled thermal panel and method therefor
One or more deployable thermal panels (24, 28, 70) are actively controlled throughout the orbit of a satellite (20) to provide thermal dissipation. Adjusting the...
Air-blow solder ball loading system for micro ball grid arrays
In a ball grid array (BGA) station (50) having a robotic arm (60) with a vacuum head (70) containing a predetermined quantity of vacuum apertures (90), a method...
OBD calorimetric sensor system with offset error correction
An on-board catalytic monitoring system uses an intrusive technique to cause the vehicle's engine to cycle between first and second operating conditions. The...
Data processor with a privileged state firewall and method therefore
A data processor (20) includes a firewall circuit (50) that monitors privilege level changes or transitions between privilege modes, such as from user mode and...
Apparatus and methods for performing arithimetic operations on vectors
A multiply-multiply-accumulate (MMA) system (10) efficiently evaluates matrix products X=F*C. Matrix C is dissected into submatrices A and B taking advantage of...
Galois field arithmetic logic unit circuit
A Galois Field arithmetic logic unit (GF ALU) circuit (200) that generates a GF product of size M includes a first and a second input field element register...
Test system for verifying angle/time based systems and method therefor
A test system (10) for testing real-time angle/time based control systems includes a digital signal generator (16), a multi-channel pulse analyzer (22), and a...
Method and apparatus for radio system with mode based subscriber
A radio communication system (100) includes equipment (112) that manages communication initiated at a subscriber unit (122) and targeted at another subscriber...
Handheld device having an optical data reader
A handheld device comprises a housing and an optical reader supported by the housing. The housing can include a corner portion at which the optical reader is...
Method and apparatus for implementing a service in a wireless
In a wireless communication system (100, 200), at least one service building block (605-610 and 622) is used in a service creation environment (301) to create...
Method of and apparatus for communicating information signals
A mobile station (101) and a base station (103) coupled to a land line network (200) communicate over a radio frequency (RF) communication link (202). The mobile...
Method and apparatus for detecting communication signals
A unique method and apparatus for detecting the power level of communication signals, such as RF communication signals being transmitted from a wireless...
Processor power consumption estimator that using instruction and action
formulas which having average static...
A process (20) is presented for determining the total routine energy (78) consumed by a processor (22) during the execution of a code routine (36). This total...
Method for a receiver unit to determine a quality value for a received
A received signal (310) includes information symbols ("D's") including equidistant symbols that are equidistant from the origin of a complex plane. The D's and...
Method of handing-off a remote unit based on overhead information start
The present invention provides a method of handing-off a remote unit (113) from a first base station (101) to a second base station (102). The remote unit (113)...
Method and apparatus for selecting a resource in a communication system
with resources having unbalanced load...
The method of selecting one of the resources for servicing a call includes determining a load level and a relative load capacity for each of candidate resources....
Method for signal level monitoring
A cable access unit (CAU) (60) capable of monitoring power levels for a plurality of channels couples a television (80) and communication equipment (70) to an...
Multi-substrate radio-frequency circuit
A radio-frequency circuit (20) includes a hybrid integrated circuit (24) having a passive circuit element (38) and a d-c biasing circuit element (54) embedded...
Microstrip antenna and method of forming same
A microstrip antenna (300) provides improved bandwidth control by gap coupling first and second triangular patches (310, 312) over a ground plane (322). The...
Multi-mode pass-band planar antenna
An antenna (100) has a multi-mode resonating structure (110) that includes three electromagnetically coupled resonators (112, 114, 116) carried by a dielectric...
Communication system and device having unit locating feature
A communication system (700) comprises a plurality of base sites (702-708) which include a first antenna (712) for transmitting a synchronous communication...
Automated item coupling system and method therefor
A tracking device (100) issues an alert when an item (405) is separated from the device (100) according to programmable characteristics. The tracking device...