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Method of forming a semiconductor device having a stacked capacitor
The present invention is a process for forming a lower capacitor electrode. Specifically, an oxygen tolerant bottom electrode layer (312) is formed over a...
Advanced signal process for a material storage measuring device
An advanced signal processing technique accurately discriminates and estimates a small sinusoidal signal in close proximity from one or more large sinusoidal...
Dynamic calorimetric sensor system
A calorimetric sensor system requires a vehicle's internal combustion engine to cyclically operate between first and second conditions to repeatedly produce a...
Clip for portable electronic devices
A clip (10) for attaching a portable electronic device (50) to an article of clothing. Clip (10) has a latch member (12) and a mount guide (14). Retainers...
Hinge suitable for use in a foldable device
A foldable device (100) includes two housings (102, 108) rotatably coupled by a hinge (3800) about an axis of rotation (211). The hinge (3800) has a stationary...
Transit vehicle card reader
Method and apparatus for decoding a data packet
A method and apparatus decodes a data packet in a communication system utilizing an error correcting code. Channel symbols are received (302), and channel symbol...
Data processing system and method of permutation with replication within
a vector register file
The data processing system of the present invention loads three input operands, including two input vectors and a control vector, into vector registers and...
Method and apparatus for dynamically selecting a frequency reuse plan
for a radio messaging system
A method and apparatus in a radio messaging system monitors (304, 404), by a plurality of base receivers (207), an inbound channel for an inbound transmission...
Multiple BIST controllers for testing multiple embedded memory arrays
Multiple memory arrays (215, 225) in embedded applications are each tightly coupled to their own Built-In Self-Test (BIST) controller to form BISTed memory cells...
Failsafe security system and method
Controllable functions (210, 220, 230) and controllable connection managers (212, 222, 216, 226) are used to provide a fail-safe security system implemented on a...
Method and apparatus for performing frame synchronization in an
asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) system
A method and apparatus for performing DMT frame synchronization in an ADSL system begins by providing a training signal (82) to a receiver of the ADSL system...
Method and apparatus for decoding a coded signal in a communication
The present invention is a method and apparatus for decoding a coded signal in a communication system. The coded signal is processed through digital signal...
VCSEL having polarization control and method of making same
A vertical cavity surface emitting laser with polarization control includes a first stack of distributed Bragg reflectors positioned on a substrate with an...
Methods and systems for providing a resource in an electronic network
A method of providing a resource in an electronic network (20) which includes receiving a signal associated with machine-readable data (16) read from a network...
Antenna arrangement for a wireless communication device
An antenna arrangement (402) for a wireless communication device (400) comprises a first element (404) and a second element (406). The first element (404) is...
Spoofer detection power management for GPS receivers
In a GPS receiver, power is conserved by powering down P-code circuitry during and utilizing C/A code circuits during times when interfering signals, such as...
Signal conditioning circuit including a combined ADC/DAC, sensor system,
and method therefor
An electronically calibrated sensor (100) includes a sensing element (102) with an output coupled to a signal conditioning circuit (104). The signal conditioning...
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...
Temperature compensated decibel linear variable gain amplifier
A gain control signal (VCTRL) is provided to a temperature compensating circuit (12) which produces a differential temperature compensating gain control signal...
Electronic ballast with lamp current valley-fill power factor correction
An electronic ballast (10) for powering at least one gas discharge lamp (30) includes a rectifier circuit (100), a line blocking rectifier (220), a bulk...
Temperature coefficient of offset adjusted semiconductor device and
A non-zero temperature coefficient of offset (Tco) in a semiconductor device (5) is adjusted by reducing the amount of adhesive material used to secure a first...
Concurrent component mounter and method of concurrently mounting
A concurrent component mounter (1) having storage hoppers (2) and a template (3) with component dispensing outlets (4). The mounter (1) also has communication...
Cable modem housing
Housing for a selective call device
Indication of coverage area limits within digital communication systems
A digital radio frequency ("RF") communication unit (103, 104) measures digital signal quality based on received signal strength information ("RSSI") and/or bit...
Method and apparatus for providing internet service at a subscriber
A multimedia interface station (102) establishes a multimedia sensory data link between the Internet (108) and a subscriber premise (112) eliminating an Internet...
Scalable wireless communication network and method
A wireless communication system (100) includes a plurality of base station controllers (BSCs) (114, 116) logically sharing a plurality of base transceiver...
Method and system for estimating a communication mode quality in a
wireless communications system
In a wireless communications system, a subscriber unit transmit power is determined. Thereafter, a power margin is determined by subtracting the subscriber unit...
Method and apparatus for communicating signals of various channel types
in CDMA communication system
In a code division multiple access communication system providing a plurality of communication type services between a first unit (100) and a second...
Method and apparatus for reducing peak-to-average power ratio of a
composite carrier signal
A peak-reducing waveform is estimated and summed with a composite signal to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio of the composite signal. The estimate of the...
Non-volatile memory with over-program protection and method therefor
A floating-gate non-volatile memory (30) uses a relatively-low threshold voltage to define a programmed state. The memory (30) compensates for fast program cells...
Quantum random address memory with piezo readout
A quantum random address memory with piezo readout includes a plurality of address ports providing a low dimensional plurality of addresses, readout structure...
Method and apparatus for efficient reverse channel utilization in a
two-way messaging system
A selective call transceiver (122) includes a receiver (303) and a transmitter (301) coupled to a processor (308) serving as a decoder and an encoder. The...
Method and apparatus for high efficiency power amplification
A method and apparatus for efficient power amplification of a wideband signal with a correspondingly wide modulation bandwidth includes an envelope detector...
A harmonic generator (20) converts an input signal (24) at a fundamental frequency (28) into an output signal (32) at a harmonic frequency (34). A non-linear...
Apparatus and method for a low power latchable adder
A high speed, low power 3-2 adder (300, 500) with latchable outputs comprises a most significant bit (MSB) adder circuit (100) and a least significant bit (LSB)...
Field emission device having a non-coated spacer
A field emission display (100) includes a cathode plate (102) having a plurality of electron emitters (124), an anode plate (104) opposing the cathode plate...
Semiconductor package having isolated heatsink bonding pads
A heatsink having isolated bonding pads formed on the heatsink eliminates breaking of the wire bond, lifting of the wire bond to the heatsink, and die attach...
Semiconductor device having plated contacts and method thereof
A package substrate (11) having access to a plating bus (36, 38) through intermediate routing layers (4, 6). Specifically, electrical contact between a solder...
Method of processing a substrate utilizing specific chuck
A substrate (10) having a central region (32) and a peripheral region (34) is processed using a chuck (40) that contacts peripheral regions (34) of the substrate...
Calorimetric hydrocarbon gas sensor
A calorimetric hydrocarbon gas sensor (10) includes an electrochemical oxygen pump (18), a sensing element (12), and a multi-layered substrate (26) separating...
Adjustable carrier assembly for a wireless communication device
An adjustable carrying assembly for a wireless communication device, such as a radiotelephone. The carrying assembly is comprised of a device support member...
Housing for a portable communications device
Apparatus and method for data processing
A data processing system (100) of the present invention analyses input data (10) for statistical similarities in time and determines processing steps depending...
Method of providing a subscriber unit with neighbor cell information
during ongoing communication
A subscriber (510) to a radio communication system acquires new neighbor cell information after switching to a new server site (530) during lulls in an ongoing...
Communication system to communication system gateway method and apparatus
A method and apparatus of linking communication systems of different types. Call requests are directed from a sourcing communication unit in a first ...