At Patents you can conduct a Patent Search, File a Patent Application, find a Patent Attorney, or search available technology through our Patent Exchange. Patents are available using simple keyword or date criteria. If you are looking to hire a patent attorney, you've come to the right place. Protect your idea and hire a patent lawyer.
Method of passivating semiconductor devices and the passivated devices
A method of passivating semiconductor devices including the steps of providing a semiconductor device having a surface of semiconductor material to be...
Method for manufacturing a low dielectric constant inter-level
integrated circuit structure
An interconnect structure having a dielectric layer with low dielectric constant is formed within an integrated circuit. In one embodiment of the invention,...
Method of manufacturing an insulated gate semiconductor device having a
An insulated gate semiconductor device (10) having a gate structure (45) that includes a conductive spacer (32) and an extension region (46) extending from the...
Trench random access memory cell and method of formation
A method for forming a random access memory cell within four separate trench regions (106, 108, 110, and 112). One half of the memory cell has a first N-type...
Semiconductor chemical sensor device and method of forming a
thermocouple for a semiconductor chemical sensor...
A semiconductor chemical sensor device (2) comprises a sensitive layer (4) for detecting specific chemicals and a heater for heating the sensitive layer, which...
Splicing tool and method for joining a first tube and a second tube
According to an aspect of the present invention, the foregoing needs are addressed by a splicing tool for joining a first tube and a second tube, including a...
Housing for a portable telephone
Front, bottom and left side of a computer
Radio frequency communication device including a mirrored surface
A RF communication device (100, 200, 300) employs a mirrored surface (109, 209, 309). The mirrored surface (109, 209) contains a display area (108, 208) that may...
Apparatus and method for selecting a transmitter for directed message
A method and the corresponding messaging system of selecting a transmitter for directed message delivery set is a messaging system including a plurality of...
Apparatus and method for discontinuously operating a receiver
An apparatus for discontinuously operating a receiver (302) includes a receive data circuitry (304) and processor circuitry (306). The apparatus and receiver...
Method and system for distribution of wireless digital multimedia
signals in a cellular pattern
A system (200) and method (300) provide an efficient communication system for distributing digital multimedia/HDTV signals to multimedia units in a cellular...
Apparatus and method for identifying a failed subscriber unit in a
wireless communication system
An apparatus and method provides identification of a failed subscriber unit (102) in a wireless communication system (100). In a first embodiment, the subscriber...
Method and apparatus for rate determination in a communication system
A method of determining a rate associated with a received signal including the steps of detecting the received signal (40); decoding the received signal at a...
Apparatus and method for pattern adaptive offset restoration
An apparatus and method adaptable to desired offsets for determining an undesired offset of a signal having a maximum and a minimum state that includes:...
Method of and apparatus for generating a pseudorandom noise sequence
An augmenting circuit (153) augments an embedded PN sequence of 2.sup.N -1 chips generated by an N-bit LSSR (111) to provide an augmented PN sequence of 2.sup.N...
Method and apparatus for converting data streams in a cell based
A frame to cell converter (413) uses a process for converting a data transmission stream for transportation in a cell-based network (102). The frame to cell...
Method in a wireless code division multiple access communication system
for delivering a message to a mobile...
The method operates in a wireless code division multiple access (CDMA) communication system (10) which includes a fixed communication unit (114). The fixed...
Method and apparatus for mixing protocols in a radio messaging system
A method and apparatus allocates a first predetermined plurality of frame time slots (102) to a first protocol, and allocates a second predetermined plurality of...
Method of manufacturing a liquid crystal display
The driving voltage of a liquid crystal display can be adjusted by irradiating the liquid crystal fluid in the display with ultraviolet light. After the fluid is...
Multimedia input and control apparatus and method for multimedia
An apparatus (300, 400) and method are provided for multimedia communications, such as for video conferencing. One of the embodiments of the apparatus for...
Class a amplifier with a digitally programmable miller compensation
A class A driver circuit (30) has an output stage with a plurality of selectable current sources (42). The selectable current sources (42) are used to optimize...
Bidirectional voltage translator
A bidirectional voltage translator (102) includes a first port (200/400), a second port (202/402) and a bidirectional translator circuit (208-215/404-408, 410,...
Masking methods during semiconductor device fabrication
A method of removing an oxide mask during fabrication of semiconductor devices which includes providing a providing a III-V compound semiconductor substrate...
Lateral gate, vertical drift region transistor
This is a method of fabricating a lateral gate, vertical drift region transistor including a semiconductor substrate having a drain on the reverse surface. A...
Glass/Metal package and method for producing the same
A method of producing a glass/metal package where a glass portion of the package is built up around a provided leadframe (10) using applications of solderable...
Packaging apparatus and method
A packaging system (100) protects integrated circuit devices (106) from corrosion and mechanical damage. The devices are enclosed in a reel (102) having a hub...
Carrier for a wireless communicator
Method and apparatus for programmable chip select negation in a data
A data processing system (20) having programmable chip select signal negation. A user programmable "NEGATE EARLY" value generates a chip select negation one bus...
Method and apparatus for receiving a radio signal within a home control
channel in a multichannel radio...
In a system controller (102) a quantity of control channels is determined; a portion (344) of a code word (338) is set to identify the quantity of control...
System and device for, and method of, detecting, characterizing, and
mitigating deterministic distortion in a...
A system and device for, and method of, detecting, characterizing, and mitigating deterministic distortion in a communication system. An exemplary communication...
Addressable serial test system
An addressable serial test system employs a serial register with parallel outputs. Data is clocked into the serial register via a shift clock signal. A decoder...
Dynamic memory device with refresh circuit and refresh method
A refresh circuit (230) and a method for the refresh of dynamic memory devices (201) are described where the rows to be refreshed are determined by a logical...
Keyboard apparatus and method with voice recognition
A standalone keyboard (101) for use with computers (102), which keyboard (101) has integral voice recognition capabilities to facilitate both text entry and...
Method and apparatus to compensate for Doppler frequency shifts in a
satellite communication system
In a satellite communication system (10, 30) with at least one ground based transmitter (12, 32), at least one ground based receiver (16, 36) and at least one...
High frequency amplifier and control
A monolithic RF amplifier circuit (10) suitable for use in the 0.8-2 GHz frequency range comprises, on-chip (12'), a gateable oscillator (24) running at about...
Feed forward amplifier
A feed forward amplifier (200) comprises a main signal path (201), an error signal path (203), and a third signal path (205). In the preferred embodiment of the...
Organic electroluminescent device hermetic encapsulation package and
method of fabrication
An organic electroluminescent device encapsulating package including a substrate, an organic electroluminescent device carried by the substrate, an inorganic...
Micro-turbo generator device
A micro-turbo generator device (10) includes a housing (12), a rotor (14), a plurality of stator cores (16), and coils (18) encircling the stator cores. The...
Ferroelectric semiconductor device and method of manufacture
A ferroelectric semiconductor device (10) and a method of manufacturing the ferroelectric semiconductor device (10). The ferroelectric semiconductor device (10)...
Method of forming an electroluminescent array
A method of fabricating an organic electroluminescent array and the array are disclosed. Column buses of indium-tin-oxide (ITO) are formed on a light transparent...
Gas discharge lamp ballast
Battery charger housing
Processor and method for translating a nonphysical address into a
physical address utilizing a selectively...
A processor and method for translating a nonphysical address into a physical address are disclosed. A determination is made if a first entry set which could...
Method and apparatus in a radio communication system for synchronizing
transmissions while maintaining full...
A radio communication system (100) synchronizes multiple data streams associated with a network of transmitters (102) while maintaining full user traffic. The...
Conducting handoff of a data transmission
During a wireless communication of data in which modems (21, 24) are in use, a method of handing off the communication link (32) is described. The communication...
High dynamic range millimeter wave power detector with temperature
An RF power detector (10) includes an RF detector circuit (12), a nonlinear feedback amplifier (14), a temperature compensation circuit (16) and a linear...
Method and apparatus in a messaging system for implementing a group call
A messaging system implements a group call in a controller (110, 120) by receiving (306) first and second messages intended for first and second recipients and...
System and method for avoiding bus contention on a multiplexed bus by
providing a time period subsequent to a...
A bus interface unit within a processor ensures a delay period after the occurrence of a read operation to avoid bus contention on a multiplexed bus, When there...