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Quiescent current monitor circuit for wafer level integrated circuit
A current monitor circuitry for detecting defects in a semiconductor device through performance of quiescent current testing. The circuitry for performing...
Bonding structure for an electronic device
A bonding structure (10) is formed between a first component (12) and a second component (11) to form a semiconductor device. The bonding structure (10)...
Solderable pad with integral series termination resistor
A microelectronic assembly, such as a surface-mount device or a ball-grid array (BGA) package, has one or more integral resistors. The integral resistors are...
Top housing for a foldable portable telephone
Optimizing block-sized operand movement utilizing standard instructions
A computer processor (110) automatically generates block-size operand references during execution of standard instructions. As such a standard instruction is...
Method and apparatus for sharing a communication system
A communication system (100) includes a shared communication medium, such as a communication channel or a base station, for providing messages and transmission...
Method and apparatus for applying echo mitigation in a communication
A communication device (200) includes apparatus (210) that selectively applies echo cancellation in the processing of an audio signal (207). The audio signal is...
Method and apparatus for suppressing acoustic feedback in an audio system
A method (FIGS. 6-8) for detecting and attenuating N feedback frequencies in a digitized signal uses a tree structure containing a plurality of staged filters....
Transmitting device with mobility manager and method of communicating
A transmitting device (15) for communication over a multiplicity of networks having a communication manager (22) and a mobility manager (20). The mobility...
Radio telephone and method for operating a radiotelephone in slotted
Prior to entry into a low-power sleep mode, a radiotelephone (104) in a radiotelephone system (100) calculates in advance the timing required to wake up selected...
On-board vehicle parking space finder service
An on-board vehicle navigation system parking space finder that offers a driver a competitive edge in finding available on-street parking. Drivers not familiar...
A technique is for receiving variable length messages in a selective call receiver (68) having a processor (110) coupled to a memory element (86). The selective...
Reference circuit and method
A reference circuit (200') has bipolar transistors (216, 226) providing a voltage difference .DELTA.V of base-emitter voltages .vertline.V.sub.BE .vertline. and...
Germanium silicate spin on glass semiconductor device and methods of
spin on glass synthesis and use
A semiconductor device (11) has a spin on glass layer or region, and the spin on glass has a method of synthesis and use. The spin on glass composition is formed...
Contact retention system
A contact retention system for a housing for a battery cell is described which comprises a springy L-shaped retention member, a battery housing with a wall and a...
Space division multiple access radio communication system and method for
allocating channels therein
In the preferred embodiment, a Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA) radio communication system (100) utilizes a base station (101) having a plurality of antenna...
Single-chip software configurable transceiver for asymmetric
A transceiver (5) for an asymmetric communication system such as asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) includes a configuration register (71) defining...
System, device, and method for aggregating users in a shared-medium
A system (800), device (820), and method (600, 700) for aggregating MAC users in a shared medium network improve MAC performance and minimize complexity of a...
Leakage current power supply
An electronic power supply (100) receives power from an AC source (10) and supplies power to a load (20) that is referenced to earth ground (30). Power supply...
Apparatus for a circuit board extender
An apparatus to extend printed circuit board length allows for secure mounting of the printed circuit boards. More particularly, the extender bracket apparatus...
Interactive appliance remote controller, system and method
In a personal area network, a method for programming an appliance by a controller. The method includes steps of a) determining (358), by the controller (300),...
Electrostatic enhanced lithium battery circuit
A lithium battery pack (100) comprises a battery cell (102) and a safety circuit (104). The safety circuit prevents overcharge and overdischarge of the battery...
Battery connection apparatus employing fixed latching members
A battery attachment apparatus (201) for attaching a battery (200) to an electronic device (100) includes a fixed latch arrangement and a contact arrangement....
Electrolyte composition for rechargeable electrochemical cells
An electrochemical cell (10) includes first and second electrodes (12) and (14) with an electrolyte system (26) disposed therebetween. The electrolyte system...
Method for fabricating an array of conical electron emitters
A method for fabricating an array of conical electron emitters (410) includes the steps of: (i) positioning a collimator (160), including a plurality of...
Semiconductor structure with stable pre-reacted particle and method for
A method for making a semiconductor structure which may be subject to small particle contaminants (12) includes pre-reacting the small particle (12) with a...
Method of passivating a semiconductor substrate
A method of passivating a semiconductor substrate includes singulating (13) a semiconductor substrate (23) from a semiconductor wafer, coupling (14) a heatsink...
Radiotelephone housing portion
Portable radiotelephone housing
Method and data processing system for dynamically accessing both
big-endian and little-endian storage schemes
A method and apparatus is used to allow big-endian data and little-endian data to be read from memory in a dynamic manner. A multiplexer controller (18) is...
Method of forming a silicon nitride layer
A method of forming a silicon nitride layer or film on a semiconductor wafer structure includes forming a silicon nitride layer on the surface of a wafer...
Method for forming a semiconductor sensor device
A method for forming a semiconductor sensor device comprises providing a substrate (4) and forming a sacrificial layer (18) over the substrate. The sacrificial...
Method and apparatus for characterizing static and dynamic operation of
an architectural system
A method (30) and apparatus (300) for characterizing the operation of an architectural system designed through a plurality of design tasks (102-112). The design...
Miniature wireless communication device
A wireless communication device (10) is provided for maintaining acceptable acoustic coupling, increasing display and data input device capability and increasing...
GHZ range frequency divider in CMOS
A frequency divider (50) comprises complementary components (e.g., CMOS transistors) which are placed in two complementary portions (10, 20) with similar...
Energy storage device with electromagnetic interference shield
An energy storage assembly is made of an energy storage device, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield, and an adhesive positioned between the EMI shield...
Apparatus for infrared channel and method therefor
An infrared channel includes an IR transmitter circuit (302) and an IR receiver circuit (304). The transmitter circuit encodes data packets (400) which include a...
Method and system for misfire determination using synchronous correction
A method and system of misfire determination includes establishing an acceleration misfire threshold and an acceleration sub-misfire threshold. Then incremental...
Multiple axis solar sailing
In a satellite (20), two-axis solar panel drives (56, 58) allow two degrees of rotational freedom of movement for solar panels (22, 24). Regulation of electrical...
Textile fabric with integrated electrically conductive fibers and
clothing fabricated thereof
A textile fabric including a plurality of electrically conductive fibers characterized as providing sufficient current to induce either a wired or wireless...
Method and apparatus for managing remote unit increased power
transmission during location
Remote units (113) that require locating are managed by a queue controller (180) such that the number and location of remote units (113) that are transmitting at...
Method of handling busy calls in a multiple zone communication system
A method of handling busy calls, performed by a controlling entity (ZC1) in a multiple-zone system, includes the steps of issuing (201) a request to participate...
Method and apparatus for management of automatically initiated
A communication system (10) includes a population of mobile units (24) which communicate with a control station. Communications take place between the control...
Method for identifying active handsets in a cordless telephone system
A method and apparatus provides an indication of active handsets in a cordless telephone system (100). A user enters an inquiry (204) using either a handset...
Method and apparatus for improving the reliability of communicating a
message from a portable subscriber unit...
A portable subscriber unit (104) monitors (602) a signal fading rate in an outbound channel from a base station (102), and transmits a message. The portable...
Flush-porting method and device for reduction of wind-induced noise in a
The present invention provides a method (600) and device (400) for minimizing wind-induced noise in a microphone. The device includes: a housing (412) having a...
A filter co-processor within a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) takes advantage of the orthogonal nature of modulated signals during the equalization process....
Semiconductor laser package and method of fabrication
A semiconductor laser package including a laser chip mounted to an uppermost surface of a leadframe, and a molded structure at least partially encapsulating the...
Method and apparatus for traffic management of inbound communications in
a radio communication system
A communication system (100) provides inbound communications from messaging units (120) to a controller (105) and outbound communications from the controller...
Dithered sigma delta modulator having programmable full scale range
A sigma delta modulator (10) for use in codec applications provides dynamic range adjustment and avoids asymmetrical signal clipping. The modulator (10) has a...