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Method and system for parallel bus stepping using dynamic signal grouping
In a parallel interface bus structure (FIG. 4, 110), a determination is made as to the number of signals will be allowed to change state during a clock period....
Method and apparatus for noise suppression of received audio signal in a
In a cellular telephone, a method of reducing background noise of an audio signal resulting from a received signal. Each digital sample of the audio signal is...
Method and apparatus for setting a step size for an adaptive filter
coefficient of an echo canceller
The step sizes for tap positions of an adaptive filter (124) in an echo canceller (125) for canceling an echo signal are individually selected based upon a...
Method and apparatus for wireless bandwidth efficient multi-way calling
A bandwidth efficient method of wireless communication among simultaneous multiple users includes the steps of monitoring (102) for voice activity from a...
Tunable MEMS resonator and method for tuning
MEMS resonators (100, 400, 500) include a source of material that is capable of sublimation (128, 130, 406, 408, 502, 504). Conductive pathways (132, 134, 402,...
Controlled bias current buffer and method thereof
An operational amplifier circuit (10) uses a first operational amplifier (16) to selectively provide a boosted drive current in response to an input signal...
Pulse charging circuit and method
A circuit and method are disclosed for pulse charging a battery. In this method, the duration of the charging interval of the pulse is governed by the time...
Multi-bit non-volatile memory device and method therefor
A multi-bit non-volatile memory device includes a charge storage layer (14) sandwiched between two insulating layers (12 and 16) formed on a semiconductor...
Method of making a micromechanical device
A method of making a micromechanical device including forming recesses (28) using two sacrificial layers (22 and 27). A first sacrificial layer (22) is formed...
Method and apparatus for compression/decompression and filtering of a
A method and apparatus for compression/decompression and filtering of a signal in which the apparatus has an input register (704) which receives the received...
Time sharing of communications resources in cellular communications systems
An apparatus and method permit a first, fully loaded base station (13) controlled by a first operator to utilize the unused resources of a second base station...
Communication device for placing calls within a plurality of wireless
A method for making calls from communication devices that operate within a plurality of wireless communication networks. A call number associated with a call...
Method and system for controlling message transmission and acceptance by a
A method for controlling message transmission by a telecommunications device (110). A trigger configuration signal (150) including a dynamic logic expression...
Communication device utilizing channel based oscillator aging compensation
and method therefor
A communication device (100) and method therefore for compensating an oscillator (146). The communication device (100) includes a receiver (110) for receiving...
Method of and apparatus for optimizing a minimum turn around time during an
infrared data communication
A method of and apparatus for optimizing a minimum turn around time (MTAT) between (a) a reception by a first device of a first infrared data communication...
Method and apparatus for resizing image information
A method and apparatus for adapting scaled pixel blocks such that the resolution, or grid size, of associated motion vector information is substantially the...
Digital pixel image sensor with independent color channel reference signals
A pixel image sensor having an array of pixel elements arranged in a color mosaic pattern, each pixel element being responsive to light of a particular color....
Antenna(s) and electrochromic surface(s) apparatus and method
One or more electrochromic surfaces (11) (formed on rigid or flexible carrier surfaces) are used in various ways with one or more radio frequency energy...
Semiconductor component and method of operating same
An embodiment of a method of redistributing power in a semiconductor component includes varying a saturation current between a drain terminal (330) and a source...
Electrode design for stable micro-scale plasma discharges
A microcavity plasma discharge device comprising a micro-cavity device structure which includes N dielectric material structures wherein N is a whole number...
Enhanced probe for gathering data from semiconductor devices
An enhanced conductive probe that facilitates the gathering of data and a method of fabricating the probe. The probe includes an amplifier fabricated to define...
Housing for a communication device or similar articles
Housing accessory for communication devices or similar articles
Housing for a communication device or similar articles
Test access mechanism for supporting a configurable built-in self-test
circuit and method thereof
A configurable test access mechanism has a sliced input wrapper, output wrapper and scan configuration wrapper coupled to a circuit under test. The input wrapper...
Host specific monitor script for networked computer clusters
A monitoring subroutine is embedded within a package that provides no other client services other than the monitoring functionality itself. Because of this, the...
Portable electronic telecommunication device having capabilities for the
This invention includes a portable electronic device having telecommunication capabilities for use by a hearing-impaired user. The device includes a computer...
Method and apparatus to locally block incoming selected calls
A mobile communication device (100) contains a memory (110), a controller (112) and transceiver components (120, 122, 124, 126). When an incoming call signal is...
System and method for creating a call detail record
A method of creating a call detail record is provided. An input signal is received. An account identification record is created in response to the input signal....
Method for determining quality of trellis decoded block data
A method of determining a quality metric for a message. The method comprises receiving (500) a message, constructing (502) a trellis array associated with the...
System, device, and method for selecting a channel in a multichannel
In a system, device, and method for selecting a channel from among a plurality of channels, a number of available channels are selected for testing. A channel...
Method and system for reduced memory hybrid automatic repeat request
The invention provides a method for operating a hybrid automatic repeat request communication system wherein it is determined whether a receiver can process a...
Sense amplifier bias circuit for a memory having at least two distinct
In a memory, a bias circuit (112, 212, 312, 412) uses a current reference (108) for providing a reference current and control circuitry (106, 120) to bias a...
Multi-bit continuous time sigma-delta ADC
A multi-bit continuous-time sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter provides a digital output signal as a digital representation of an analog input signal. The...
Cross coupled cascode voltage controlled oscillator
A cross-coupled cascode voltage controlled oscillator including a variable-frequency tank circuit, first and second cascode-coupled active devices coupled to the...
Method and apparatus for reduction of distortion in a feed forward
A feed forward amplifier performs a carrier cancellation tuning process separate from an IM reduction tuning process, wherein the carrier cancellation tuning...
Fuel cell having a thermo-responsive polymer incorporated therein
A thermo-responsive polymer is incorporated into a fuel cell (50) in order to maintain optimum hydration of the polymer electrolyte membrane. The ...
Adaptive equalizer for variable length sound tubes utilizing an acoustical
time of flight measurement
In a device having a sound tube and a receiver, a test signal is generated to apply to the receiver. An outgoing acoustic wave is created at the receiver from...
Method and apparatus for phrase synchronizing a plurality of
microcontrollers of a distributed microcontroller...
A synchronization arrangement for a distributed microcontroller network has a number of distributed microcontrollers each having an internal clock frequency....
Phone with ambient temperature sensor and display
This invention includes a battery pack having an environmental sensor. The battery pack can be coupled to an electronic communications device like a cellular...
Method for ESN rebinding when a TMSI is assigned
In a wireless communication device in which a removable user identity module (R-UIM) (310) having a temporary mobile station identity (TMSI) (330) assigned...
Method and apparatus for providing services in a private wireless network
A visitor location register (140) of a private wireless network (130) is operable to interrogate multiple home location registers (126, 142). The VLR (140) may...
Digital beamforming acquisition system
A satellite communications system (10) provides for digital beamforming acquisition. The communications system (10) has an antenna configuration (20) for...
Communication quality data gathering apparatus and data processing method
Communication quality measured between a base station and a mobile station in a radiotelephone system is associated with positional information at a point where...
Method and apparatus for distributed arbitration of a right to speak among
a plurality of devices participating...
An agent (100) is associated with each of a plurality of devices (201-204) for arbitrating between a talk stream generated by the device and a listen stream...
System and methods for distributed connection and mobility processing in a
multicast IP network incorporating...
A wireless communication system 200 comprises a connectionless packet network 201 coupled to a plurality of sites 203-208 that are in location areas 260, 261....
Antenna element incorporated in hinge mechanism
A antenna apparatus for an electronic device having a clam-shell movable housing includes an antenna element that serves as the mechanical spring for a hinge...
Self adjustment of a frequency offset in a GPS receiver
A global positioning system (GPS) receiver (102) has a reference oscillator (114) for use in synthesizing signals for use in receiving and acquiring GPS...
Continuous-time sigma-delta modulator with discrete time common-mode
Systems and methods are described for a continuous-time sigma-delta modulator with discrete time common-mode feedback. The method includes calculating an...
Method and apparatus for providing a supply voltage based on an envelope of
a radio frequency signal
An envelope tracking amplification system that includes an envelope tracking power supply (ETPS) amplifies a radio frequency (RF) signal to produce a linearized...