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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/26/2009 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090289664 - Signal detecting apparatus, signal receiving apparatus, and signal detecting method: A signal detecting apparatus detects a signal received based on a current received and includes a detecting unit that detects, in the current received, a peak equal to or higher than a threshold and a time counting unit that counts a given period of time from a point in time... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090289665 - Comparator: An electronic device compares a first voltage with a selected first reference voltage or second reference voltage. The electronic device includes a comparator having a first input receiving the first voltage, a second input receiving the selected reference voltage and an output providing an output signal based on a comparison.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090289666 - Direct digital synthesis frequency synthesizer and associated methods: An acousto-optic system is provided that has an acousto-optic device coupled to a DDS IC controller. The DDS controller provides amplitude modulation to adjust output power synchronously with changes in frequency when activating a different frequency.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator
20090289667 - Clock generation using a fractional phase detector: Circuits are provided that generate from an input signal one or more output clock signals having reduced skew. The input signal has transitions derived from the transitions of an original clock signal having a frequency that differs from the frequency of the output clock signal. The frequency of the output... Agent: Xilinx, Inc Attn: Legal Department
20090289668 - Output driver circuit for an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit 2 is provided with an output driver circuit 12. The output driver circuit 12 one side provides between a first power supply 20 and a second power supply 18 a first transistor 16, a first output 22, a first resistor 14 and, connected in parallel with the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20090289669 - Controlling the slew-rate of an output buffer: An output buffer provided according to an aspect of the present invention is designed to generate an output signal with a slew rate that is substantially independent of the threshold voltage of transistors contained within. An output buffer provided according to another aspect of the present invention provides output signals... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090289670 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: A buffer circuit is provided between a gate terminal of a pull-down transistor and a threshold circuit receiving a gate signal as an input signal. A voltage applied to an output terminal of a power semiconductor element from an external battery power supply is supplied to the buffer circuit through... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090289671 - Frequency divider circuit: A frequency divider circuit comprises a plurality of T flip-flops, a first transmission gate, a second transmission gate and an inverter. The plurality of T flip-flops is connected in series. The output of the inverter is connected to a clock input of a first T flip-flop. The first transmission gate... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090289672 - Method of processing signal data with corrected clock phase offset: The present invention provides a method of processing signal data comprising generating a first clock signal and a second clock signal and processing the signal data using the first clock signal and the second clock signal. While processing the signal data, the phase difference between the first clock signal and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20090289674 - Phase-locked loop: A phase-locked loop includes a phase detector, a charge pump and a controllable oscillator. The phase detector is supplied by a first supply voltage and is utilized for comparing a phase difference between an reference input signal and a feedback signal based on an output signal to generate at least... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090289673 - Voltage controlled oscillators and phase-frequency locked loop circuit using the same: A voltage controlled oscillator comprising first and second differential delay cells. The first differential delay cell has a first control voltage input terminal. The second differential delay cell is coupled to the first differential delay cell in a loop and has a second control voltage input terminal. The second voltage... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090289677 - Device: A device in which a clock generation circuit is connected to a counter circuit for controlling operation timing of a DLL circuit or the like, and the counter circuit is intermittently operated by intermittently supplying a clock signal to the counter circuit from the clock generation circuit.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090289675 - Differential transmitter and auto-adjustment method of data strobe thereof: A differential transmitter and an auto-adjustment method of data strobe thereof are provided. The differential transmitter includes a phase-detecting unit, a switching unit, a rising edge strobe unit, and a falling edge strobe unit. The phase-detecting unit detects a phase relation between a clock signal and a data signal to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090289676 - Dll circuit: A DLL circuit includes a coarse delay adjustment circuit and a fine delay adjustment circuit, which further includes a first fine delay circuit and a second fine delay circuit serving as an interpolation circuit. The coarse delay adjustment circuit delays a reference clock signal by a plurality of delay stages... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090289678 - Method of control slope regulation and control slope regulation apparatus: A control loop has a control slope associated therewith. The control loop is provided to control a unit under control. A method of regulating the control slope comprises the step of measuring the control slope of the control loop and modifying a parameter associated with the unit under control in... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20090289679 - Duty correction circuit: A duty correction circuit is formed using at least one delay circuit, which is constituted of a first inverter including three transistors of different conduction types and a second inverter including three other transistors of different conduction types and which delays and adjusts an input clock signal at the leading-edge/trailing-edge... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090289680 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a first duty determining circuit (20) and a second duty determining circuit (30). The first duty determining circuit (20) determines a duty correction condition for an input signal in a first predetermined cycle longer than a cycle of the input signal to obtain a first determination... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090289681 - High-speed cable with embedded power control: A High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable carries high speed encoded data which are transmitted differentially over data channels, along with a clock. High-frequency loss and differential skew within a differential signal may be compensated by analog circuits embedded in the cable. These embedded circuits are tuned at production for best... Agent: Victoria Donnelly
20090289682 - Potential converter circuit: Embodiments of a potential converter circuit include a converter for converting a bipolar input signal to a unipolar output signal that only consumes current at a change of potential of the input signal.... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20090289683 - Combination of analog and digital feedback for adaptive slew rate control: An apparatus for scaling a load device with frequency in a phase interpolator can include an analog loop and a digital loop. The load device of the phase interpolator can include a transistor and a plurality of resistors selectively configured in parallel with the transistor. The analog loop controls a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090289684 - Pulse detection device and pulse detection method: A pulse detection device detects a pulse signal having an intermediate potential in a predefined period. Furthermore, the pulse detection device includes a signal fixing section that fixes the intermediate potential of the pulse signal at a low level or a high level. Furthermore, the signal fixing section is preferably... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090289685 - Bias voltage generation for capacitor-coupled level shifter with supply voltage tracking and compensation for input duty-cycle variation: A circuit architecture, or topology, that provides a level shifter substantially independent of the duty cycle of an input signal includes an H-bridge arrangement of field effect transistors, a pair of capacitively coupled input terminals connected to the gates of the high-side transistors and circuitry to set the bias voltage... Agent: Raymond J. Werner
20090289686 - Voltage level shift circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit: Provided is a voltage level shift circuit including: a first voltage level shift circuit formed of a P-channel enhancement type transistor (M1) and an N-channel depletion type MOS transistor (M3); and a second voltage level shift circuit formed of a P-channel enhancement type transistor (M2) and an N-channel depletion type... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20090289687 - Mixer having controllable load with reduced equivalent load value during switching transients of local oscillating signal: A mixer has a controllable load, a signal mixing module, and a controller. The controllable load is controlled by a control signal to change an equivalent load value thereof. The signal mixing module has an output port coupled to the controllable load and an input port coupled to an input... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090289688 - Signal adjusting circuit: A signal adjusting circuit is provided. The signal adjusting circuit includes a first operational unit, a second operational unit, an auto-gain controller (AGC), a first clamp circuit, and a second clamp circuit is provided. The first operational unit performs an operation to a digital signal and a first gain value,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090289689 - Signal output circuit and selector circuit using the same: A signal output circuit adapted to a selector circuit is constituted of an inverter circuit which activates propagation of an input signal therethrough in an active level of a control signal and which inactivates it in an inactive level of the control signal, and a control circuit which maintains the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090289690 - Semiconductor device with switch electrode and gate electrode and method for switching a semiconductor device: A semiconductor device with switch electrode and gate electrode and a method for switching a semiconductor device. One embodiment provides a semiconductor substrate with an emitter region, a drift region, a body region and a source region. The drift region is formed between the emitter and the body region while... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090289691 - Method of switching and switching device for solid state power controller applications: A solid state switching device (SSSD) for AC and DC high power solid state power controller includes, for DC applications, a MOSFET and an IGBT connected in parallel and an optional zener diode connecting a collector and a gate of the IGBT. For AC applications, the SSSD includes a “back... Agent: Honeywell/shimokaji Patent Services
20090289692 - Nagative voltage switch: A negative voltage switch includes a switch unit, a voltage level converting circuit, and a discharge circuit. The switch unit has an input terminal for receiving a negative input voltage and an output terminal coupled to a load. The voltage level converting circuit receives a control signal and switches the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090289693 - Bi-directional buffer and method for bi-directional buffering that reduce glitches due to feedback: A bi-directional buffer includes at least a first and second pair of one-shots and transistors. At least the first pair of one-shots and the first pair of transistors enable a second input/output (I/O) terminal to follow a first I/O terminal. At least the second pair of one-shots and the second... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090289694 - Current-sensing apparatus and method for current sensing: At least one embodiment of the invention specifies a current-sensing apparatus and/or a method for its operation which is based on the current sensor provided being a GMR sensor in the form of a gradient sensor and on the gradient sensor, or a component which includes this gradient sensor, itself... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090289695 - Voltage detection circuit and voltage detection method: Disclosed herein is a voltage detection circuit including: a voltage detection section; a first voltage determination section; and a second voltage determination section.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090289696 - Apparatus and methods for adjusting performance of integrated circuits: A programmable logic device (PLD) includes a delay circuit and a body-bias generator. The delay circuit has a delay configured to represent a delay of user circuit implement in the PLD. The body-bias generator is configured to adjust the body bias of a transistor within the user circuit. The body-bias... Agent: Law Offices Of Maximilian R. Peterson
20090289697 - Bandgap reference generator utilizing a current trimming circuit: A circuit for providing a bandgap voltage. The circuit includes a classic bandgap reference voltage generation circuit including first end second serially connected transistors acting as a current mirror to another portion of the classical bandgap reference circuit and being coupled between a supply voltage Vdd and an output resistor.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20090289698 - Ultra low power wake-up circuit: An apparatus for selectively enabling power including a power supply, and a device having a controller and an input activated by a user. The controller is selectively powered by the power supply. While the device is in a sleep state, a sensing circuit senses activation of the input by the... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20090289700 - Forwarded clock filtering: Some embodiments include a tunable bandpass filter to provide a filtered output signal; a circuit portion to provide an output signal in response to the filtered output signal; a comparator circuit to provide a comparison signal in response to the output signal from the circuit portion; and a feedback circuit... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090289699 - Output conductance automatic regulation circuit of differential current output type circuit and filter circuit: Output conductance of a differential current output type circuit constituting a filter body (1) and having a variable negative resistor connected between differential output lines is automatically regulated. The output conductance automatic regulation circuit comprises a differential voltage/current conversion circuit (2) which is a replica of a differential voltage/current conversion... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090289701 - Self-identifying stacked die semiconductor components: A semiconductor die having a functional circuit (e.g., a memory array) and a decode circuit suitable for use in a stacked die semiconductor component (e.g., a random access memory component) is described. The decode circuit permits individual die in a stacked die structure to automatically determine their location or position... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.11/19/2009 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090284284 - Sense amplifier and electronic apparatus using the same: A sense amplifier according to the present invention for detecting a potential difference of signals input to a first input terminal and a second input terminal, includes a first means for applying voltages corresponding to threshold voltages of first and second transistors to gate-source voltages of the first and second... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090284285 - Switched-capacitor decimator: A switched-capacitor decimator that can attenuate undesired signal components at odd harmonics of an output sample rate is described. In one design, the switched-capacitor decimator includes at least one sampling capacitor and multiple switches. For each sampling capacitor, the top plate is charged with a first input signal when the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090284286 - Alias-locked loop frequency synthesizer using a regenerative sampling latch: A frequency synthesis phase-locked loop architecture using a regenerative sampling latch is described. The frequency divider typically employed in the feedback path of a frequency synthesis phase-locked loop is replaced by a regenerative sampling latch with a binary output. The regenerative sampling latch subsamples the frequency synthesizer output to produce... Agent: Duncan Elliott
20090284287 - Output buffer circuit and integrated circuit: Disclosed herein is an output buffer circuit including: a power supply; an output circuit having a first field-effect transistor and a second field-effect transistor; an output control circuit; a substrate-voltage control circuit; a gate-voltage control circuit; and a signal supplying section.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090284288 - High-speed low-power latches: A high-speed low-power latch includes three sets of transistors. A first set of transistors selects a tracking mode or a holding mode for the latch based on a clock signal having non-rail-to-rail or rail-to-rail voltage swing. A second set of transistors captures a data value based on an input signal... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090284289 - method of implementing power-on-reset in power switches: A power switch circuit and method is provided for having the capability of (1) a power switch circuit having a POR in which the switch is enabled at a predetermined voltage such that the switch is unable to be activated when a minimum lower input voltage is not achieved, to... Agent: Sawyer Law Group PC
20090284291 - Complementary signal generation circuit and semiconductor device comprising same: A complementary signal generation circuit includes a first transmission path including a first number N of inverters and a second transmission path including a second number (N−1) of inverters. A delay circuit composed of a first resistance element and a capacity element is arranged in series between two inverters in... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090284290 - Dll circuit adapted to semiconductor device: A DLL circuit is designed to adjust the delay time and the duty applied to an input clock signal, thus producing a DLL clock signal. In a non-clocking state of the DLL clock signal in which pulses disappear temporarily, the DLL circuit stops updating the delay time and the duty... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090284292 - Signal adjustment receiver circuitry: Systems and methods for adjusting a signal received from a communication path are disclosed. A receiver can receive a signal from a communication path which attenuates at least some frequency components of the signal. The receiver can include an equalization block that adjusts at least some of the frequency content... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090284293 - Duty correction circuit: A duty correction circuit includes a duty ratio sensor for controlling a duty ratio sensing speed by a sensing speed control signal and outputting a correction signal by sensing a duty ratio of a clock, and a duty ratio corrector for controlling the duty ratio of the clock in response... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20090284294 - Cross-correlation of signals using event-based sampling: A sub-circuit for facilitating the synchronization of event-based samples of signals in a cross-correlation circuit utilizing event-based sampling is provided. The sub-circuit alternatively integrates one of the signals to be cross-correlated and alternates between the signals in response to the output of a hysteretic comparator. The invention extends to a... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090284295 - Timer for low-power and high-resolution: The present invention is an electronic device comprising a counter driven by an input clock signal for counting clock cycles and providing a count. A clock signal generating stage provides a first set of phase shifted clock signals having m different phases. The electronic device determines n least significant bits... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090284296 - Selectable delay pulse generator: A programmable pulse generator having a clock signal delay chain, multiplexer, and reduced voltage charge circuit. The clock delay chain comprises a plurality of propagated delays, coupled to the multiplexer. The multiplexer selects a particular clock delay signal from a plurality of delay chain taps. The multiplexer is driven by... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel
20090284297 - Clock generation circuit: A multiphase clock generation circuit (111) for generating a multiphase cock signal, a phase subdivision unit (113) for shifting a phase of the multiphase clock signal output from the multiphase clock generation circuit (111), and a clock selection unit (114) for selecting one of clock signals output from the phase... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090284298 - Method for automatically adjusting clock frequency and clock frequency adjusting circuit: A method for automatically adjusting the clock frequency for a USB interface including the steps of: generating a clock signal with an adjustable frequency; receiving a USB differential signal; counting the clock signal based on each frame time of the USB differential signal and obtaining a count value; and adjusting... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090284299 - Printed circuit board, and backplane data transmission method: In a receiving-side printed circuit board, a reflected-waveform analyzing unit analyzes a reflected wave generated in a transmission line on a backplane along with transmission of a signal from a transmitting-side printed circuit board, and acquires waveform data that indicates a waveform of the reflected wave. An input signal identifying... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090284300 - Rms detector with automatic gain control: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, devices and methods for detecting the RMS value of a signal. The RMS detector uses multiple variable-gain stages and internal gain control to generate an RMS output signal based on an arbitrary signal input. This RMS detector significantly reduces the signal swings seen... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20090284301 - Key press detecting circuit: A key press detecting circuit for detecting the status of the key is provided. The key press detecting circuit comprises a discharging circuit which discharges when the key (K1) is pressed; and a voltage detecting circuit, which comprises a combination of a PNP transistor (T2) and a NPN transistor (T3),... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090284302 - Control circuits and methods for controlling switching devices: A control circuit for controlling a switching device having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal is disclosed. The control circuit includes a first diode for coupling to the first terminal of the switching device, a second diode for coupling to the second terminal of the switching... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20090284303 - Control circuits and methods for controlling switching devices: An integrated circuit is disclosed. The integrated circuit includes first and second transistors, first and second diodes, a first pin connected to the first transistor, a second pin connected to the second transistor, a third pin connected to the first diode, and a fourth pin connected to the second diode.... Agent: Harness, Dickey, & Pierce, P.l.c
20090284304 - Circuit for generating a temperature-compensated voltage reference, in particular for applications with supply voltages lower than 1v: An embodiment of a circuit is described for the generation of a temperature-compensated voltage reference of the type comprising at least one generator circuit of a band-gap voltage, inserted between a first and a second voltage reference and including an operational amplifier, having in turn a first and a second... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20090284305 - Apparatus for detecting a state of operation of a power semiconductor device: An embodiment of the invention relates to an apparatus including a power semiconductor device and a processor coupled thereto. The processor is configured to provide a control signal to the power semiconductor device to regulate an output characteristic of the apparatus. The processor models an internal characteristic of the power... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20090284306 - Method of producing a low-voltage power supply in a power integrated circuit: In a chip containing high-voltage device with a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type, a method of implementing low-voltage power supply is provided, wherein the electrical potential of an isolated region of a second conductivity type in a surface portion is used as one output terminal or as a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090284307 - High voltage pumping circuit: A swing width control circuit and a high voltage pumping circuit using the same are disclosed. The swing width control circuit includes a swing width controller for receiving a first pumping signal having a first swing width and generating a second pumping signal having a second swing width larger than... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090284308 - Voltage generation circuit and flash memory device including the same: A voltage generation circuit includes a high voltage detector (HVD), a clock signal control unit (CSCU), an oscillator, a pumping clock control unit (PCCU), and a charge pump. The HVD compares a high voltage applied to a memory cell array with at least one reference voltage to provide at least... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090284309 - Power supply voltage dropping circuit in which nch (n-channel) transistor is used as output stage, semiconductor device, power supply voltage circuit, power supply voltage dropping method, and power supply voltage outputting method: A device includes an N-channel transistor for output, a voltage raising circuit, a voltage dropping circuit, and an amplifier. A power supply voltage that is a first voltage is supplied to one end of the output N-channel transistor, and the other end of the output N-channel transistor functions as an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090284310 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device which may be used as an ID chip and data may be rewritten only one time. In addition, a semiconductor device may be used as an ID chip and data may be written except when manufacturing the chip. The invention has a modulating circuit, a demodulating circuit,... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090284311 - Resistor circuit: A gate voltage Vp12 of the variable MOS resistor is controlled with reference to a gate voltage Vp11 which is controlled such that a voltage generated in the reference MOS resistor is controlled to be the same as a reference voltage. A resistor is connected in parallel with the reference... Agent: K&l Gates LLP11/12/2009 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090278571 - Device and technique for transistor well biasing: A method includes receiving a set of voltages comprising at least a first voltage, a second voltage, and a third voltage and biasing a well of a transistor based on the extreme voltage of the set of voltages. Biasing the well of the transistor can include concurrently providing a first... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20090278572 - Load-driving circuit having two transistors switched for heat dissipation: A load-driving circuit supplies electric current to a load, such as a resistor of an airbag squib. The load-driving circuit includes high side and low side current control circuits, both connected in series. Each current control circuit is composed of a driving transistor, a resistor and a current mirror circuit... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090278573 - Band converted signal generator and band extender: A band converted signal generator includes a low range characteristic application section (16) as a component emphasis means emphasizing only one or more specific frequency components selected from among frequency components of an input signal; and a low pass filter (17) as a component extraction means extracting a signal component... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090278574 - Frequency divider, frequency dividing method thereof, and phase locked loop utilizing the frequency divider: A frequency divider reduces jitter and power consumption, and includes a phase selector for receiving a plurality of clock signals and outputting an intermediate signal corresponding to phase characteristic of at least one of the clock signals, and an adjustable delay circuit for receiving the intermediate signal and generating an... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090278575 - Charge recycling amplifier for a high dynamic range cmos imager: A high dynamic range amplifier circuit for amplifying pixel signals of an imager device is disclosed. The amplifier circuit uses a read-out scheme based on a charge recycling approach, where a pixel signal is first amplified with a low gain during a first amplification phase T1, and then the amplifier... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090278576 - Critical path monitor for an integrated circuit and method of operation thereof: A path monitor, a method of monitoring a path, an integrated circuit and a library of standard logic elements. In one embodiment, the path monitor includes: (1) a delay element having an input couplable to an input of a clocked flip-flop associated with a path to be monitored and configured... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20090278577 - Semiconductor device including phase detector: A semiconductor device including an edge synchronizer which outputs a synchronized strobe signal generated by synchronizing a transition time point of a strobe signal with clock edges of a main clock or a sub clock, a detector which outputs a phase determination signal indicating a phase difference between the main... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090278578 - Delay locked loop circuit and delay locking method: A delay locked loop circuit includes a phase detecting unit for detecting a phase difference between a reference clock signal and a feedback clock signal, and for producing a phase difference detection signal, a code generating unit for producing a digital code signal according to the phase difference detection signal,... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090278579 - Delay line calibration mechanism and related multi-clock signal generator: A delay line calibration mechanism includes a delay line, a phase detector, and a controller. The delay line receives an input pulse, a calibration pulse, a first delay selection signal, and a second delay selection signal, delays the input pulse for a delay period according to the first delay selection... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090278580 - Clock control circuit and a semiconductor memory apparatus having the same: A clock control circuit includes a clock delay device, an edge detection device, a phase determination device and a delay control device. The clock delay device generates a delayed rising clock and a delayed falling clock by delaying a rising clock and a falling clock, which are transferred from a... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090278581 - Delay lock loop and phase angle generator: The provided delay lock loop delaying an input signal includes a quadrature generator, a voltage controller and a delay cell. The input signal is inputted into the quadrature generator and the delay cell. A phase-changing signal from the quadrature generator and a delay signal respectively from the delay cell are... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090278582 - Circuit for controlling pulse width of auto-refresh signal and circuit for generating internal row address for auto refress: A circuit for controlling a pulse width of a refresh signal is provided. The circuit includes a first pulse width controller for receiving a first refresh signal having a first enable period, and generating a second refresh signal having a second refresh signal, and a second pulse width controller for... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090278583 - Clipping correction system and method for correcting clipped signals in a receiver: A system and method for restoring a clipped signal may be used in an optical receiver that detects a clipped modulated optical signal. The clipped modulated optical signal is detected to produce a clipped electrical signal including a series of clipped negative peaks and corresponding positive peaks. The clipped signal... Agent: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
20090278584 - Cell-based integrated circuit and a method of operating a thyristor circuit in a standard cell of a cell-based integrated circuit: A cell-based integrated circuit comprises a first supply voltage terminal and a second supply voltage terminal. A standard cell comprising a thyristor circuit comprising a first input inputs the first supply voltage. A second input inputs the second supply voltage. A first output outputs a first output voltage corresponding to... Agent: Spryip, LLC Ifx
20090278585 - Attenuation system and method: An attenuation system includes an attenuator, a control unit, a comparator, two couplers, and two convert circuits, wherein a signal is attenuated by the attenuator via the first coupler and sent to a functional unit. The signal is output to the first convert circuit via the first coupler to be... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090278586 - Level shift circuit: A level shift circuit for adjusting voltage level of an input signal includes a voltage dividing circuit coupled to a input terminal for outputting a first voltage signal in response to the input signal at the input terminal, and a buffer coupled to a first node for generating a second... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20090278587 - Level shift circuit: A level shift circuit insusceptible to mistaken operations at the time of disengagement of a standby state is disclosed. The level shift circuit includes a level converter circuit 5, a barrier gate circuit 2 and a holding circuit (MMP1, MMP2). The level converter circuit converts a signal level of a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090278588 - Low voltage mixer with improved gain and linearity: A frequency mixing apparatus with improved voltage gain and linearity is provided. The frequency mixing apparatus includes a transconductor, a separator, and a switching unit. A voltage gain of the transconductor is controllable, and the transconductor converts a Radio Frequency (RF) signal into a current signal under control of a... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090278589 - Method and apparatus for propagation delay and emi control: An output switch driving capability booster which may effectively reduce a propagation delay in an output switch with an independently controllable output transition change rate. A delay controller coupled to the output switch may be used to control the propagation delay. The delay controller may have a switch which may... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090278590 - Power sequence control circuit, and gate driver and lcd panel having the same: A power sequence control circuit receives an input positive voltage and an input negative voltage. The control circuit includes a pull-up stage, having a first terminal receiving the input positive voltage, a second terminal coupled to a node, and a control terminal receiving feedback of an output positive voltage. A... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090278591 - Power supplies in flash memory devices and systems: Power supplies in flash memory devices are disclosed. A first section of a flash memory device includes non-volatile memory for storing data. A second section of the flash memory device includes at least first and second pumping circuits. The first pumping circuit receives a first voltage and produces, at an... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20090278592 - Internal voltage discharge circuit and its control method: An internal voltage discharge circuit includes a differential comparator for differentially comparing a reference voltage with a feedback voltage to generate a discharge control voltage, a level detector for detecting a level of external power supply voltage and a discharge unit for adjusting an amount of discharge of an internal... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20090278593 - Semiconductor circuit board and semiconductor circuit: The present invention is intended to efficiently implement noise countermeasures for a semiconductor circuit board and for a semiconductor circuit. The present invention is constituted by a control substrate, and a semiconductor circuit connected to the control substrate. The semiconductor circuit includes a substrate, an integrated circuit group, and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090278594 - Frame-based level feedback calibration system for sample-based predictive clipping: A feedback calibration system and a method for controlling an electronic signal are disclosed. The feedback calibration system includes an input controller adapted to modify an input signal in response to a control signal and generate a modified input signal, a signal processing block including a signal analyzer, wherein the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20090278595 - Braithwaite particle trap (the bpt): THE BRAITHWAITE PARTICLE TRAP, a small device that is for or used to generate limitless electrical power. THE BPT CIRCUIT works simply by using Like-Forces (+ verses +) and (− verses −) or charges instead of Opposite-Forces (+ verses −) to produce power or to increase electrical power greatly. In... Agent: Sherman W. Braithwaite11/05/2009 > 38 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090273371 - Phase comparator, phase synchronizing circuit, and phase-comparison control method: A phase comparator includes an edge detecting unit to which a reference signal is input and to which a referred signal based on the reference signal is input as a feedback signal. The edge detecting unit detects an edge of the reference signal and an edge of the referred signal.... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090273372 - Half bin linear frequency discriminator: Frequency discriminator based on a variant of the DFT transform in which the usual twiddle factors are replaced with twiddle factors as for a DFT on a number of points which is the double as the actual number of sample points. The DFT so modified allows half-bin frequency discrimination, with... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090273373 - Semiconductor device having receiving circuit using internal reference voltage: A semiconductor device includes a reference voltage generating unit configured to produce a reference voltage by dividing a voltage difference between a positive clock terminal and a negative clock terminal, and a logic determination unit configured to determine a logic level of an external signal based on the reference voltage.... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090273374 - High linearity voltage to current conversion: A system and method for performing voltage to current conversion, the system comprising of a first set of devices that senses the input voltage signal through its input terminal and replicates said input voltage across a second set of devices which then converts said replicated input voltage signal to an... Agent: Rahman LLC
20090273375 - Low-noise lvds output driver: An LVDS output is described herein that has wideband operation down to 2.5V without degrading spur performance or dramatically increasing die are. A current mirror used in a conventional LVDS output is eliminated in such as way as to reduce noise coupling and produce especially clean output signals.... Agent: Michael J. Ure
20090273376 - Ac/dc converters and methods of manufacturing same: The present invention discloses AC/DC converters and methods of manufacturing the same. The method includes providing a substrate; forming an oxide layer on a top surface of the substrate; applying a photo-resist layer on the oxide layer to define a well region; performing an ion-implantation in the well region using... Agent: Eastwind Consultants Company Limited
20090273378 - Clock configuration: A circuit and method for determining the frequency of a first oscillating reference signal generated by a first reference oscillator. The circuit comprises: a second reference oscillator arranged to generate a second oscillating reference signal having a known frequency, a boot memory storing boot code comprising clock configuration code, and... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20090273377 - Threshold dithering for time-to-digital converters: Techniques for dithering quantization thresholds of time-to-digital converters (TDC's) in all-digital phase-locked loops (ADPLL's) are disclosed. In an embodiment, the delay introduced by an individual buffer in a TDC delay line may be dithered. In another embodiment, the delay associated with the TDC delay line may be extended by a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090273379 - Self-biased phase locked loop and phase locking method: The present invention discloses a self-bias phase locked loop including a phase frequency detector, a charge pump, a loop filter, a voltage control oscillator, a divider and a bias current converter. A charging or discharging current output from the charge pump equals to a first control current. A resistor of... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090273380 - Delay locked loop circuit and method thereof: A delayed locked loop (DLL) circuit for reducing power consumption in updating a delay value of an external clock after locking. The DLL circuit includes a phase comparator for comparing a phase of a feedback clock and a phase of an external clock, and a delay unit for delaying an... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090273381 - Delayed locked loop circuit: A delay locked loop circuit for compensating for a phase skew of a memory device includes a first delay locking unit configured to delay an external clock of the memory device by a first amount of delay to output a first internal clock, a second locking unit configured to delay... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090273382 - Circuit and method for correcting duty cycle: A circuit configured to correct a duty cycle includes a clock dividing unit configured to delay an input clock signal by a specified delay amount and to generate a plurality of delayed clock signals, a clock selection unit configured to output any one among the plurality of delayed clock signals... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20090273383 - Logic circuit having gated clock buffer: A logic circuit includes a gated clock buffer including a control node, being set in either a first state or a second state in response to an input signal applied to the control node, outputting an input clock signal supplied as an output signal in the first state, and fixing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090273384 - Vernier delay circuit: A ring oscillator oscillates at a frequency determined by an input bias signal. A bias signal adjusting unit produces a bias signal for the ring oscillator using feedback so that the oscillation frequency of the ring oscillator matches a predetermined reference frequency. An individual bias circuit includes a plurality of... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090273385 - Output circuit of semiconductor device: An output circuit of a semiconductor device includes a signal selector configured to receive first and second input data signals and sequentially outputting the first and second input data signals in response to a phase signal; and an output level controller configured to control a voltage level of an output... Agent: Mannava & Kang, P.C.
20090273386 - Apparatus for current-to-voltage integration for current-to-digital converter: Methods and apparatus for improved current-to-voltage integrators reducing charge injection and kT/C errors from capacitor switching and intrinsic operational amplifier noise (i.e., offset, 1/f noise, thermal noise) during the reset cycle of the integrator, simultaneously reducing demands on the reference voltage source, using correlated double sampling to compensate for DC... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090273387 - Bypassing amplification: An integrated circuit includes a power amplification circuit and a switch circuit wherein the switch circuit is coupled to an output of the power amplification circuit, a bypass input, and a control input, such that the switch selectively couples the power amplification circuit output or the bypass input to an... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths
20090273388 - Miniaturized demultiplexer and electronic device using same: A demultiplexer includes an input terminal for providing an input signal, a plurality of output terminals for outputting the input signal, and a switching circuit coupled among the input terminal and the plurality of output terminals, and outputting the input signal selectively from the plurality of output terminals according to... Agent: Liu & Liu
20090273389 - Integrated circuit having temperature based clock filter: An integrated circuit is provided having a system clock and a clock filter. The clock filter has a temperature sensor for sensing a temperature of the integrated circuit and for causing the clock filter to block output of the system clock if the sensed temperature is below or above a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090273390 - Method of mediating forward voltage drift in a sic device: A method of reversing Shockley stacking fault expansion includes providing a bipolar or a unipolar SiC device exhibiting forward voltage drift caused by Shockley stacking fault nucleation and expansion. The SiC device is heated to a temperature above 150° C. A current is passed via forward bias operation through the... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20090273391 - Flash memories and regulated voltage generators thereof: A flash memory and a regulated voltage generator thereof. The regulated voltage generator includes a charge pump having an output terminal outputting a first voltage, a control circuit coupled to the output terminal of the charge pump and having first and second output terminals outputting a second voltage and a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090273392 - Methods and apparatus for reducing non-ideal effects in correlated double sampling compensated circuits: Embodiments of the present invention address kT/C noise, sampled high frequency operational amplifier noise, and charge injection errors sampled on switching capacitors and introduced due to internal switching. Correlated double sampling compensates for DC offset and low frequency operational amplifier noise, and the use of fake integration and a capacitor... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090273393 - Substrate stress measuring technique: A system, including: a first current mirror having a first current, formed of multiple devices disposed on a substrate, where, when a stress is present, a behavior of a device of the multiple devices forming the first current mirror depends on a direction in which the device of the multiple... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun
20090273394 - Adjustable capacity device and process thereof: The invention specifically concerns a device for varying the apparent level of a capacity, said device being characterized in that it compromises: —a dipole (1) of a type known per se, comprising a semiconductor material (4) for electronic transfer via hopping situated between a first electrode (2) and a second... Agent: Arent Fox LLPPrevious industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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