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Coded data generation or conversion February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > 18 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110043383 - Patterning of thin film layers: Simplified patterning of layers of a thin film is disclosed. In some embodiments, the patterning can include patterning a first conductive layer using a patterned dielectric layer as a mask and patterning a second conductive layer using a patterned passivation layer as another mask. In other embodiments, the patterning can... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP La

20110043384 - Keyboard: A keyboard includes a plurality of keys and an illumination module. Each key includes a membrane switch structure, a scissors-type supporting member, a light-storing and light-adjusting elastic member, and a keycap. The light-storing and light-adjusting elastic member is accommodated within a receptacle of the scissors-type supporting member. The scissors-type supporting... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20110043385 - Multifunctional keyboard for a mobile communication device and method of operating the same: An apparatus and method for telephony tone signal and character code generation for QWERTY keyboards includes a QWERTY style keyboard, a processor and a keyboard mode control software module. The QWERTY style keyboard has a plurality of letter keys, wherein each letter key is configured to generate a unique input... Agent: Leveque Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20110043386 - Method and system for a delay-locked loop for closely spaced multipath: Aspects of a method and system for a delay-locked loop for closely spaced multipath may include determining a difference signal computed from one or more early energies and one or more late energies associated with one or more channel taps selected from a plurality of channel taps. A fat finger... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20110043387 - Data compression using a nested hierachy of fixed phrase length static and dynamic dictionaries: The present invention describes lossless data compression/decompression methods and systems. A random access memory (RAM) operates as a static dictionary and includes commonly used strings/symbols/phrases/words. An input buffer operates as a dynamic dictionary and includes input strings/phrases/symbols/words. A set-associative cache memory operates as a hash table, and includes pointers pointing... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110043388 - Encoding and decoding to reduce switching of flash memory transistors: Methods of encoding data to and decoding data from flash memory devices are provided. User data having an unknown ratio of 1's to 0's is received. The user data is utilized in generating transformed data that has a predictable ratio of 1's to 0's. The transformed data is stored to... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20110043389 - Data compression: A system and method of compression is disclosed that includes the generation of position codes based on positions of individual codes. Individual codes having the same value are adjacent in the position code and are separated by a spacer code. The position codes can be generated from individual codes in... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20110043390 - Encoding and decoding methods using generalized concatenated codes (gcc): Systems, apparatuses, and methods for encoding and decoding using generalized concatenated codes (GCC) are described. The methods include receiving data; encoding the received data to obtain first encoded data; encoding the first encoded data until a GCC encoding reaches an intermediate level; and terminating the GCC encoding at the intermediate... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.

20110043391 - Method and apparatus of generating codewords in wireless communication system: A method and apparatus for generating and transmitting codewords is provided. The method includes receiving information bits with a variable length, selecting vectors by the length of the information bits from a generator matrix, and generating a codeword based on the information bits and the generator matrix. Codewords with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110043392 - Sampler linearity by simultaneous derivative sampling: A circuit for improved sampler linearity, in an analog to digital converter, by taking simultaneous analog samples of an input signal V(t) and its derivative, dV/dt. The correction can be implemented as a memoryless non-linear model in the analog, digital, or mixed signal domains. Delay elements placed in the clock... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20110043393 - Device for converting analog signal into digital values and correcting the values: An analog to digital converting device has a first converter nonlinearly converting an analog level into a first digital value every first sampling period, shorter than a second sampling period, with low precision, a second converter linearly converting the analog level into a second digital value every second sampling period... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110043395 - Digital background calibration in pipelined adcs: Digital background calibration in a pipelined ADC is performed by extracting a capacitor mismatch value Δ that represents a mismatch between a sampling capacitor C1 and a feedback capacitor C2 in the pipelined ADC, and using Δ to correct the capacitor mismatch error. Δ is extracted by performing commutated feedback... Agent: Elizabeth Eunjoo Kim Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP

20110043394 - Successive approximation analog-to-digital converter: A circuit including an analog-to-digital converter having a self-test capability that provides not only an indication of failure or performance degradation but also identifies the failed or degraded component or components.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20110043396 - Optical sampling method for analog to digital conversion: A method and apparatus for encoding data. A first pair of optical signals having a first phase difference is generated in response to receiving an input signal having a voltage. A second pair of optical signals having a second phase difference is generated in response to receiving an input signal... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20110043397 - System and method for reducing pattern noise in analog system processing: An analog-to-digital conversion system includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a plurality of receivers, each for capturing input analog signals, a multiplexer having inputs coupled to each of the receivers and an output coupled to the ADC, the multiplexer establishing a signal path between a selected one of the inputs and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110043398 - Cascaded dac architecture with pulse width modulation: An embodiment of the invention provides one or more cascade circuits that are cascaded together to form a cascaded circuit. The cascaded circuit reduces noise at an analog output of the cascaded circuit. Each of the cascade circuits contains a noise-shaping circuit, a PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)-to-PWM (Pulse Width Modulation)... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110043399 - Return to zero digital to analog converter and converting method thereof: The present invention relates to a digital to analog converter, to a return-to-zero digital to analog converter with improved wideband characteristics by enabling a return-to-zero output without separate clock and controller, and a converting method thereof. Since the return-to-zero digital to analog converter and the converting method thereof are capable... Agent: Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora & Maire, P. A.

20110043400 - Successive approximation type ad converter and test method thereof: A successive approximation type analog-to-digital (AD) converter includes: a converting and comparing section configured to compare an input analog signal and an analog signal as an analog conversion result of a digital data; and a successive approximation section configured to change the digital data based on the comparison result by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

02/17/2011 > 16 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110037623 - Handheld electronic device and method for dual-mode disambiguation of text input: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In response to an ambiguous editing input at a location preceding at least a portion of an output word, the software performs one disambiguation operation with respect to... Agent: Rim/finnegan

20110037622 - Key assembly: A key assembly comprising: a key housing; at least one key, wherein each one of the at least one key is coupled to the key housing for sliding movement relative to the key housing and is positionable relative to the key housing in a respective first key position and its... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20110037624 - Sensing capacitance changes of a housing of an electronic device: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow measurement of a user's interaction with the housing of an electronic device. Some embodiments may measure the electrical characteristics of a housing of an electrical device, where the housing is capable of being temporarily deformed by the user's interaction. By measuring the electrical... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Apple, Inc.

20110037625 - Data encoding method: The present encoding method encodes binary data as sequences of code points occupying the Private Use Area of the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane. The encoded data can be contained within a stream of UTF-8, UTF-16 or UTF-32 code units and subsequently decoded to yield the original binary data. This method... Agent: Cardinal Law Group, LLC

20110037626 - Data compression systems and methods: Systems and methods for providing fast and efficient data compression using a combination of content independent data compression and content dependent data compression. In one aspect, a method for compressing data comprises the steps of: analyzing a data block of an input data stream to identify a data type of... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20110037627 - Modular units for synchro-to-digital conversion and digital-to-synchro conversion: The inventive data conversion device is typically embodied as a modular unit including a PCBA and a frame that houses it. The PCBA includes a PCB and electronic components mounted thereon including a computer and one or more conventional conversion devices, viz., at least one conventional synchro-to-digital converter and/or at... Agent: Office Of Patent Counsel, Code 004 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division

20110037628 - Method and system for accelerated analog to digital conversion: Techniques for accelerated processing associated with analog to digital signal conversion are disclosed. Accelerated processing is provided for sample-and-hold and track-and-hold circuits used with analog to digital converters in various embodiments. An abbreviated sampling state, an abbreviated reset state, or both are employed in various embodiments. By accelerating processing so... Agent: Entropic Communications, Inc.

20110037632 - Adc calibration: An analog to digital convertor (ADC) includes a plurality of comparators one of which is referred to as an auxiliary comparator (e.g., comparator “Aux”). This comparator Aux is calibrated in the background while other comparators function as usual. Once having been calibrated, the comparator Aux replaces a first comparator, which... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP (tsmc)

20110037629 - Coupled delta-sigma modulators: An apparatus and method for reducing error in converting a multi-bit signal to a single bit signal. An analog delta-sigma modulator receives an analog signal and converts it to a multi-bit digital signal that is provided to a digital delta-sigma modulator. The digital delta-sigma modulator introduces error by converting the... Agent: Spryip, LLC Ifx

20110037631 - Dac calibration: Mechanisms to calibrate a digital to analog converter (DAC) of an SDM (sigma delta modulator) are disclosed. An extra DAC element in addition to the DAC is used to function in place of a DAC element under calibration. A signal (e.g., a random sequence of −1 and +1) is injected... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP (tsmc)

20110037630 - Voltage mode dac with calibration circuit using current mode dac and rom lookup: The invention is a novel scheme of calibrating a voltage-mode digital to analog converter using a current-mode digital to analog converter. A DAC system is comprised of a voltage-mode DAC with an R-2R architecture structure and includes a ROM lookup table where calibration codes associated with each of a plurality... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110037633 - Delta sigma-type a/d converter: There is provided a technique for reducing the adverse effect of idle tones in the channels in a ΔΣ-type A/D converter including a plurality of channels for converting analog input signals into digital signals. The ΔΣ-type A/D converter includes an L channel for converting a left analog input signal into... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20110037634 - Device and method for scanning multiple adc channels: An analog to digital converter has an input for coupling to multiple channels having analog signals. The analog to digital converter converts the analog signals on such channels to provide a digital output. A memory device has an enable bit for each of the multiple channels and a current channel... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20110037637 - Programming a universal remote control via direct interaction: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. Programming codes for the remote-controlled device may be transferred from an original remote control using a programming interface. The transfer may be performed directly with the URC. The transfer may also... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110037635 - Programming a universal remote control via physical connection: A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. A connection to the remote-controlled device may be established. In response, the remote-controlled device may send device information. The device information may include programming codes for programming the URC to control... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20110037636 - System and method for verifying parameters in an audiovisual environment: A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes communicating a code to initiate cycling through a plurality of potential audiovisual inputs. The method includes receiving image data that is rendered on a display, the image data being based on a first one of the audiovisual inputs. The method... Agent: Patent Capital Group - Cisco

02/10/2011 > 13 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110032125 - Multifunctional keyboard for a mobile communication device and method of operating the same: An apparatus and method for telephony tone signal and character code generation for QWERTY keyboards includes a QWERTY style keyboard, a processor and a keyboard mode control software module. The QWERTY style keyboard has a plurality of letter keys, wherein each letter key is configured to generate a unique input... Agent: Leveque Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20110032126 - Tongue based control device for transferring keyboard commands: A device for transferring keyboard commands from a user to an electronic apparatus or machine. An arm intended to be carried by the user as a headset, is provided with signal sensors responding to the presence or pressure of the user's tongue by emitting an electric signal or impulse. A... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20110032127 - Low touch-force fabric keyboard: A very low touch force keyboard, employing soft conductors, preferably conductive fabric, disposed in a keyboard grid. The grid rests upon a soft substrate, and has soft spacers separating the two axes of the grid, arranged to allow conducting portions of the grid to contact each other when soft, fabric-like... Agent: Mark Rodgers

20110032128 - Analog-digital converter circuit and calibration method: Provided is an analog-digital converter circuit having a normal mode for converting a received analog signal into a digital signal, and a calibration mode for adjusting an offset voltage of a comparator, the analog-digital converter including: a first comparator having a first analog signal input terminal supplied with an analog... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110032130 - Am chirp ladar readout circuit and module: Each IC layer in the stacked photodetector imaging module of the invention is identical to its mates and has a unit cell comprised of a capacitance coupled transimpedance amplifier and analog storage register for receiving the output of a pixel in a detector array. The IC layers share one or... Agent: W. Eric Boyd, Esq. Irvine Sensors Corp.

20110032131 - Analog to digital converter with dynamic power configuration: In an embodiment, an analog to digital converter (ADC) has a dynamic power circuit. The ADC has a track-and-hold circuit with an output and a track mode. The ADC also has a comparator with an input. A preamplifier is coupled between the track-and-hold output and the comparator input. At least... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20110032129 - Integrated circuits, liquid crystal display (lcd) drivers, and systems: An integrated circuit includes a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) circuit including at least one first channel type DAC and at least one second channel type DAC. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of sample and hold (S/H) circuits. Each of the S/H circuits is coupled with one of the DAC circuit.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP (tsmc)

20110032132 - Delta-sigma analog-to-digital conversion apparatus and method thereof: A delta-sigma analog-to-digital conversion apparatus for receiving an analog input signal to generate a digital output signal includes a subtracting unit, a quantizer, and a feedback unit. The subtracting unit is utilized for performing a subtraction function to generate a subtracted signal according to the analog input signal and a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20110032134 - Digital-to-analog converter: A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is provided. The DAC includes a positive converter, a negative converter, and a comparator for receiving outputs of the positive converter and the negative converter, comparing the outputs with a reference voltage, and generating an output voltage. Each of the positive converter and the negative converter... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110032133 - Method and device for determining the angle of bearing in a tacan type radionavigation system: Method making it possible to reconstruct a first signal taking the form of a series of pulses of width T, characterized in that it comprises a step in which a delay τ fixed with respect to the first signal to be reconstructed is introduced into a second signal having a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20110032135 - D/a converter: A D-A converter includes a resistor string that generates a plurality of voltages including an upper limit voltage, a lower limit voltage, and an intermediate voltage, a first selector that selects and outputs a first voltage among the plurality of voltages according to a lower bit, the first voltage being... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110032137 - High-speed analog-digital converter having a signal folding structure improved by reducing the number of elementary cells: The invention relates to high-resolution analog-digital converters using so-called folding differential amplifier structures composed of differential circuits (crossed differential pairs) and of loads (cascode transistors). The folding structure according to the invention comprises, in the case where it is desired to produce four curves folded at two periods in the... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110032136 - Reduction in kickback effect in comparators: The present disclosure relates to reduction in the effect of kickback in comparators by means of charge injection implemented by means of voltage controlled switches with attributes similar to those of an input differential pair. The voltage controlled switches produce charge to neutralize the charge loss during latching of inputs... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

02/03/2011 > 12 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110025532 - Encoding and decoding information: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for encoding and decoding information. In one aspect, methods of encoding information in an encoder include the actions of receiving a signal representing information using a collection of discrete digits, converting, by an encoder, the received signal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (sd)

20110025533 - Encoding data with minimum hamming weight variation: M-bit data are encoded into n-bit data such that the encoded n-bit data has a sufficient number of encoded data patterns enough to encode the number (2m) of data patterns in the m-bit data but that the n-bit data has Hamming Weights (HWs) with minimum (smallest possible) variation. Specifically, encoder... Agent: Rambus / Fenwick

20110025534 - Linearity enhancement circuit, a/d converter, and reception apparatus: A linearity enhancement circuit is disclosed which includes: a first shift amount creation block creating a first shift amount in keeping with the immediately preceding output code of an n-bit A/D converter; a first shifter circuit bit-shifting input code data by the first shift amount that has been supplied, the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110025535 - Method for generating an analog signal generated by pwm signal, and system generating such signal: l

20110025536 - Pipeline a/d converter: In each stage, a digital signal corresponding to a portion of bits is generated from an input analog signal, an analog reference signal is generated by a DA conversion portion (7, 8) based on the digital signal, and a remainder operation on the input analog signal is performed by a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110025537 - Active resistance-capacitor integrator and continuous-time sigma-delta modulator with gain control function: Provided are an active resistance-capacitance (RC) integrator and a continuous-time sigma-delta modulator, which have a gain control function. The active RC integrator includes an amplifier, a first base resistor connected between a first input node and a positive input port of the amplifier, a second base resistor connected between a... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC

20110025539 - Continuous-time image-reject filter with discrete-time feedback: Apparatus are provided for converting a discrete-time analog signal to a continuous-time analog signal. A module comprises a digital-to-analog converter and a filtering arrangement coupled between the digital-to-analog converter and an output node. The digital-to-analog converter converts a digital signal to a discrete-time analog signal. The filtering arrangement comprises a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20110025540 - Data look ahead to reduce power consumption: Portions of a digital signal are buffered prior to being provided to a sub-system (e.g., a segmented DAC of a LDD) that is responsive to the digital signal. While being buffered, there is a determination, based on the buffered portions of the digital signal, of when one or more portions... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20110025538 - Digital-to-analog converters and methods thereof: A digital-to-analog converter for converting a digital signal into an analog signal is provided. The digital-to-analog converter includes a preprocessing unit, a gain controller, a modulator and an output unit. The preprocessing unit receives and oversamples the digital signal to generate an oversampled signal. The gain controller generates an adjusted... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20110025541 - Unfolding vco-based quantization circuit: Apparatus and methods are provided for a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) quantization circuit. A quantization circuit comprises an input node for an input signal, a VCO quantizer coupled to the input node, and an output generation module coupled to the VCO quantizer. The VCO quantizer is configured to generate a digital... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20110025542 - Integration interface of a remote control toy and an electronic game: An integration interface of a remote control toy and an electronic game includes an electronic equipment, at least one camera unit, an electronic monitor, an operation unit, a remote control signal output device, a horn, and a controlled object. Thus, when the operation unit inputs an operation signal into the... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20110025543 - Operation terminal, processing method performed by the operation terminal, information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method performed by the information processing system: There is provided an operation terminal including a mouse which has a spherical object, an electric power acquisition section which has a piezoelectric element and also converts energy generated by rotation of the spherical object by a force applied by a user into energy for striking the piezoelectric element, and... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

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