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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100102854 - Circular edge detector: A circular edge detector on an integrated circuit including a plurality of edge detector cells, each of the plurality of edge detector cells having an input select block operable to receive a data signal and a previous cell signal and to generate a present cell signal, and a state capture... Agent: Ibm Corp. (gig)
20100102855 - Buffer device: In a buffer device a cross couple circuit includes a first power synthesis section in which a source of a first source follower and a drain of a first source-grounded amplifier are connected and a second power synthesis section in which a source of a second source follower and a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20100102856 - Inverter circuit: A first switch (M1) receives an input signal. A second switch (M2) receives an input signal in parallel with the first switch (M1). An output potential detection inverter (30) detects a potential of an output signal obtained from a connection point between the first switch (M1) and the second switch... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100102857 - Switching circuit and driving circuit for transistor: A switching circuit includes: a transistor having a first electrode, a second electrode and a control electrode; a zener diode; and a capacitor. A connection between the first electrode and the second electrode is capable of temporally switching between a condition state and a non-conduction state by switching a control... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100102858 - Method and apparatus for reducing interference: A method and apparatus is provided for reducing interference in circuits. A management strategy is provided to reduce reference spurs and interference in circuits. The management strategy uses a combination of one or more techniques which reduce the digital current, minimize mutual inductance, utilize field cancellation, prevent leakage current, and/or... Agent: Law Offices Of Maximillian R. Peterson
20100102859 - Lc voltage controlled oscillator tank with linearized frequency control: Over the past few decades, phased locked loops or PLLs have become increasingly common in a variety of microelectronic applications. As such, the PLLs have both decreased in size and increased in speed, following the same trend as all other microelectronics. With this change in size and speed, alternative designs... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100102863 - Delay clock generator: A delay clock generator includes a plurality of delay element arrays arranged in parallel; a feed side transfer line and a return side transfer line provided in each of the delay elements which make up the delay element arrays, and that transfer a clock signal in a feed direction and... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global
20100102862 - Dll circuit and control method therefor: Jitter is stably reduced. An input clock signal (CLKi) is outputted as an output clock signal (CLKo) via a voltage controlled delay circuit (12), and in addition a delay amount in the voltage controlled delay circuit (12) is controlled based on a result of a phase comparison of the input... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100102861 - Dll circuit and control method thereof: A DLL circuit includes a first phase comparing circuit that compares phases between an input clock signal and an output clock signal, a first delay circuit that delays the output clock signal, and a second phase comparing circuit that compares phases between the input clock signal and an output signal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100102860 - Wideband delay-locked loop (dll) circuit: A wideband delay-locked loop (DLL) circuit includes an internal clock signal generating unit providing an internal control signal by selecting and interpolating between two clock delay signals during a primary phase locking operation. The internal clock signal may be modified by a secondary phase locking operation if more delay is... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100102864 - Transmission circuit: A transmission circuit including a first circuit outputting a first signal based on an input data, a second circuit outputting a second signal based on the input data, where each of the first signal and the second signal functions as a differential signal, a correction circuit generating a correction signal... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100102866 - Signal processing apparatus including latch circuit: A signal processing apparatus includes: a latch circuit; a set pulse generation circuit; a reset pulse generation circuit; and a correction set signal forming circuit. The correction set signal forming circuit forms a correction set signal for applying a set instruction continuously during a time period from a time point... Agent: Wilmerhale/dc
20100102865 - Standby control circuit and method: A standby control circuit for an integrated circuit module includes a first control circuit that is responsive, in a normal operating mode of the integrated circuit module, to an asynchronous standby signal indicating a standby mode entry event to output a standby mode signal synchronous with a primary clock signal... Agent: Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attys.
20100102867 - Sense amplifier based flip-flop: A sense amplifier based flip-flop having built-in logic functions. The flip-flop includes a first and second input circuits configured to cause complementary first and second logic values to be provided on first and second logic nodes, respectively. The flip-flop further includes a sense circuit configured to sense and capture the... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel (amd)
20100102868 - Hardware and method to test phase linearity of phase synthesizer: A circuit to test phase linearity of a phase synthesizer, which synthesizes an output clock having a phase corresponding to a digital phase value input to the phase synthesizer. A digital counter provides the digital phase value to the phase synthesizer. The digital counter receives a counter clock synchronized with... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/rambus Inc.
20100102869 - Apparatus and method for generating a clock signal: An apparatus and method are disclosed for generating one or more clock signals. A clock signal is generated based on pattern signals and a reference clock signal. When the reference clock signal transitions high, the state of a first pattern signal is output, and when the reference clock signal transitions... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20100102870 - Wideband switched current source: A current source block provided according to an aspect of the present invention provides a substantially constant current even when the provision of the current is switched on and off at different frequencies. The current source block contains a main portion and a replica portion, with each portion having a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100102872 - Dynamic substrate bias for pmos transistors to alleviate nbti degradation: This invention discloses a system and method for suppressing negative bias temperature instability in PMOS transistors, the system comprises a PMOS transistor having a source connected to a power supply, and a voltage control circuitry configured to output a first and a second voltage level, the first and second voltage... Agent: K&l Gates LLPIPDocketing
20100102871 - Electronic circuit and method for controlling a power field effect transistor: An electronic circuit and a method for controlling a power field effect transistor. The electronic circuit comprises a power field effect transistor having a semiconductor body, which has a drain zone, a drift zone, a source zone and a bulk zone. The power field effect transistor further comprises a gate... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100102873 - Output driving circuit for an ethernet transceiver: An output driving circuit for an Ethernet transceiver is utilized for driving a load, which includes a first loading end and a second loading end. The output driving circuit includes a voltage output driver, a first resistor, a second resistor, a first current source, a second current source, a third... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100102874 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element including a current mirror circuit, a parasitic resistance formed at the current mirror circuit, and a connection terminal electrically connected to a part of the current mirror circuit via an electric conductor including a bonding wire, the connection terminal being configured to perform... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100102875 - Substrate noise passive cancellation method for buck converter: A method for passive cancellation of substrate noise for a buck converter uses an on-chip capacitor to reduce the substrate noise. The capacitor achieves a close-magnitude noise with opposite phase for better noise cancellation effect in the substrate. The capacitor can be realized as a MOS capacitor, NMOS isolation ring... Agent: Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attys.
20100102876 - Method and apparatus for reducing interference: A method and apparatus is provided for reducing interference in circuits. A management strategy is provided to reduce reference spurs and interference in circuits. The management strategy uses a combination of one or more techniques which reduce the digital current, minimize mutual inductance, utilize field cancellation, prevent leakage current, and/or... Agent: Law Offices Of Maximillian R. Peterson
20100102877 - Method and apparatus for reducing interference: A method and apparatus is provided for reducing interference in circuits. A management strategy is provided to reduce reference spurs and interference in circuits. The management strategy uses a combination of one or more techniques which reduce the digital current, minimize mutual inductance, utilize field cancellation, prevent leakage current, and/or... Agent: Law Offices Of Maximillian R. Peterson04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100097102 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and method for testing semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a clock generator for generating a second clock signal having a frequency that varies over time by using a first clock signal having a fixed frequency, a test circuit for generating a digital signal according to a difference between a first frequency corresponding to the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100097103 - Receiving circuit, electronic apparatus and method for controlling receiving circuit: A receiving circuit includes a comparing circuit, a first storage circuit, a second storage circuit, and a voltage controlling circuit. The comparing circuit compares an input signal with a reference voltage and outputs a signal with either a first level when the input signal is larger than the reference voltage... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100097104 - Control circuit having off-time modulation to operate power converter at quasi-resonance and in continuous current mode: A control circuit is developed to adaptively operate a power converter at quasi-resonance (QR) and in a continuous current mode (CCM) to achieve high efficiency. The control circuit includes a PWM circuit generating a switching signal coupled to switch a transformer. A signal generation circuit generates a ramp signal and... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100097105 - Semiconductor device and method for driving the same: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer stack 13 formed on a substrate 11 and having a channel region, a first electrode 16A and a second electrode 16B formed spaced apart from each other on the semiconductor layer stack 13, a first gate electrode 18A formed between the first electrode... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100097106 - Novel double-feedback flexible non-integer frequency division circuit: An embodiment of this invention combines feed-forward and feedback frequency division circuits in a such a way, to provide greater flexibility in choosing the non-integer division ratios at the output, with little added complexity. Alternate embodiments include additional divider(s) in signal or feedback paths providing additional flexibility and design simplification.... Agent: Lemoine Patent Services, PLLC
20100097108 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device having a nonvolatile variable resistor, includes: a resistance value conversion circuit unit configured to convert a resistance value of the nonvolatile variable resistor into a potential or a current and which outputs the converted potential or current; a comparison circuit unit configured to compare the output from... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100097107 - Two-phase clock-stalling technique for error detection and error correction: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that augments a circuit design with a mechanism for detecting and correcting timing errors. This system first partitions the circuit into a set of blocks that are clocked by an independent clock source, and integrates an error signal propagation circuit between... Agent: Pvf -- Synopsys, Inc C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100097109 - Reset circuit and system having reset circuit: In a power-on detection circuit, a first connection node at which a first divided voltage is generated is connected to a second power supply line during activation of a power-down detection signal. Inactivation timing of the power-down detection signal is set earlier than an activation timing of a power-on detection... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100097110 - Wireless communication unit, integrated circuit comprising a voltage controlled oscillator and method of operation therefor: In addition, or alternatively, the phase locked loop (PLL) circuit may comprise a voltage controlled oscillator having a tuning port for controlling a frequency of a signal output from the voltage controlled oscillator. The controller here is arranged to switch in one or more varactors associated with the tuning port... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100097111 - Semiconductor device including delay locked loop having periodically activated replica path: A delay locked loop adapted to delay an external clock signal and to output an internal clock signal, the delay locked loop including a renewal signal generator that outputs a renewal signal that is selectively activated and inactivated, a replica path that is active when the renewal signal is activated... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20100097112 - Duty cycle correction circuits having short locking times that are relatively insensitive to temperature changes: A duty cycle correction circuit includes a duty cycle correction portion that is configured to output a correction signal that is obtained by correcting a duty cycle of an input signal and to output a delayed signal that is obtained by delaying the correction signal, a complementary portion that is... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100097113 - Pulse generating circuit and pulse width modulator: A pulse generating unit receives a clock at a predetermined frequency, and generates a pulse signal which transits synchronously with the positive edge of the clock. A flip-flop acquires the pulse signal every time a positive edge occurs in an inverted clock output from the inverter. A logic gate multiplexes... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100097114 - Pulse width modulation circuit and liquid jet printing apparatus: A pulse width modulation circuit includes: a reference signal generator which generates a plurality of mutually differing reference signals; a comparator which compares the reference signals and an input signal with respect to magnitude, and outputs results of the comparison as a plurality of comparison signals with mutually differing phases;... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100097115 - Device and system for reducing noise induced errors: A method and a device for reducing noise induced errors. The device includes: a latch that includes a latch input node; a voltage limiting transfer circuit connected between a first input node and between the latch; wherein the voltage limiting transfer circuit is adapted to selectively transfer an input signal... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100097116 - High side driver with short to ground protection: A protection circuit for a high side driver includes an exclusive-OR gate adapted to receive a first input and a second input, analyze each of the inputs and transmit an output in response to the analysis of the inputs, wherein the first input represents an electric power output of the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20100097117 - Mixed-voltage i/o buffer: A mixed-voltage input/output (I/O) buffer includes an output buffer circuit. The output buffer circuit includes an output stage circuit, a gate-tracking circuit and a floating N-well circuit. The output stage circuit includes stacked pull-up P-type transistors and stacked pull-down N-type transistors, in which a first P-type transistor of the stacked... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100097118 - Activating an information handling system battery from a ship mode: In some embodiments, a method for activating an information handling system battery without using AC power is provided. One or more switches associated with a battery are maintained in a ship mode state during shipping of the information handling system such that the battery remains disconnected from particular information handling... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p
20100097119 - Gallium nitride switch methodology: Devices and systems for using a Gallium Nitride-based (GaN-based) transistor for selectively switching signals are provided. A first transmission line is configured to connect a common connection and a first connection. A first Gallium-Nitride-based (GaN-based) transistor has a first terminal coupled to the first transmission line at a first point,... Agent: Boeing (tlg) C/o Toler Law Group
20100097120 - Electronic switching device for high-frequency signals: The invention relates to an electronic switching device for high-frequency signals. The invention is of particular use in the connection between a microwave frequency antenna and an electronic circuit. This circuit comprises one or two access points designed to be connected to the antenna forming a third access point. In... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100097121 - Method and arrangement for controlling semiconductor component: A method is disclosed for controlling a semiconductor component which includes a voltage controlled gate. The method includes determining and storing, prior to use of the semiconductor component, reference values of a gate voltage to be given to the gate of the semiconductor component during a change of operating states.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100097122 - Photosensor circuits including a switch mode power converter: Photosensor circuits include a relay coil configured to control application of an alternating current (AC) power source to a load. The circuit includes a pulse width modulator circuit configured to generate a pulse width modulated signal having a pulse width that varies responsive to an average voltage across the relay... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corp. -IPLaw Dept.
20100097123 - Keep-alive for power stage with multiple switch nodes: A keep alive circuit for recharging bootstrap capacitors in multiple totem-pole switching power stages using N-channel field effect transistor or NPN bipolar junction transistor switching devices during 100% or substantially 100% duty cycle operation of one of the totem pole pairs.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100097124 - Method of operating semiconductor device: Provided is a method of operating a semiconductor device, wherein an operating mode is set by adjusting timing of a voltage pulse or by adjusting a voltage level of the voltage pulse.... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20100097127 - Booster circuit and voltage supply circuit: A voltage supply circuit includes a booster circuit and a ripple filter circuit. The ripple filter circuit has a first resistor connected to a first output terminal at one end thereof. The ripple filter circuit also has a first switch circuit connected between the other end of the first resistor... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100097126 - Charge pumping circuit and clock generator: A charge pumping circuit comprises: a charging pump capacitance; a charging unit; a discharging unit; a detection resistor having one terminal and the other terminal, the one terminal being connected between a first node and a second node in a second mode; a voltage source for supplying a reference voltage... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100097125 - Hvnmos/hvpmos switched capacitor charge pump having ideal charge transfer: An integrated circuit for a charge pump with a charge stage and a pump stage and a single High-Voltage PMOS (HVPMOS) transistor as the main switch for each stage and two times two minimum HVPMOS transistors in series as a bulk switch with fixed bulk connections, where the minimum HVPMOS... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20100097129 - Cmos circuit and semiconductor device: There is provided an output stage circuit including such MOSTs (M) that when their gates and sources are respectively set to an equal voltage, subthreshold leakage currents substantially flow between their drains and sources, wherein upon its deactivation, a voltage is applied to the gate of each of the MOSTs... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100097128 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit (1) comprises a substrate voltage control circuit (10A), a drain current adjuster (E1), a MOS device characteristic detection circuit (20), and a drain current compensator (E2). The substrate voltage control circuit (10A) has at least one substrate voltage supply MOS device (m1) for controlling the supply... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100097130 - Device having circuit capable of intermittent operation: A circuit unit is provided. The circuit unit has an intermittent operation circuit. The intermittent operation circuit is set in an operation state and in a stand-by state periodically. An operation mode control unit generates a test mode control signal to designate either an operation test mode or an intermittent... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100097131 - Hardening of self-timed circuits against glitches: Multiple techniques are disclosed for hardening a self-clocking circuit against glitches. Glitch filters are placed in some portions of a digital design. In some embodiments the glitch filter is dynamically tunable. In one embodiment the inputs are locked out by the outputs. Methods for evaluating code symbols are presented, as... Agent: Michael W. Caldwell
20100097133 - Signal processing: An iterative method for generating a series of output signal values from a series of input signal values is described. Iterations of the method comprise the steps of obtaining a current input signal value for the current iteration, comparing the current input signal value with an output signal value determined... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel
20100097132 - Systems and methods for filtering signals corresponding to sensed parameters: Systems and methods for filtering analog signals corresponding to sensed parameters are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: sampling the analog signal to acquire a sequential series of data points; determining a first cumulative change in value with respect to a first of the data points relative to... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100097134 - Apparatus for generating a correction signal: An apparatus for generating a correction signal for linearizing an output signal of a non-linear element includes a correction signal generator. The correction signal generator is configured to generate a correction signal on the basis of a superposition of a digital reference signal and a superposed output signal. The superposed... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100097135 - Tunnel field effect transistor: A tunnel transistor includes source diffusion (4) of opposite conductivity type to a drain diffusion (6) so that a depletion layer is formed between source and drain diffusions in a lower doped region (8). An insulated gate (16) controls the position and thickness of the depletion layer. The device includes... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100090723 - Symmetric phase detector: In one embodiment, a circuit includes a first circuit input for receiving a first input signal having a first phase; a second circuit input for receiving a second input signal having a second phase; a circuit output for outputting a circuit output signal; a first mixer cell comprising a first... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100090724 - System and method for removing nonlinearities and cancelling offset errors in comparator based/zero crossing based switched capacitor circuits: A method compensates for errors in an output signal of a comparator based/zero crossing based circuit. The method includes generating with a comparator based/zero crossing based switched capacitor circuit a first output signal with an input signal, generating with the comparator based/zero crossing based switched capacitor circuit a second output... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower
20100090725 - Sense-amplifier control circuit and controlling method of sense amplifier: A sense amplifier control circuit includes an initial-voltage setting circuit configured to set a control signal to an initial voltage, the control signal controlling a sensing operation of a sense amplifier, and a control-signal-level adjusting circuit configured to first change a voltage level of the control signal from the initial... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100090726 - Data receiver of semiconductor integrated circuit: A data receiver of a semiconductor integrated circuit is configured to detect received data using an equalization function, wherein the data receiver is configured to stop the equalization function during a period in which the data is not received.... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100090727 - Voltage detection circuit and bgr voltage detection circuit: A voltage detection circuit of the present invention includes an NMOS transistor diode-connected, a gate and a drain thereof being supplied with a power supply voltage, a resistor connected between a source of the NMOS transistor and a ground potential, and a source voltage detection circuit receiving a voltage of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100090728 - Driver and method for driving a device: Embodiments of the invention relate to drivers and methods for driving devices, comprising at least one functional unit at least one of which is adapted to deduce a device parameter of an electronic device from a terminal parameter of the electronic device.... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20100090730 - Circuit and method of adjusting system clock in low voltage detection, and low voltage reset circuit: The present invention discloses a circuit and a method of adjusting system clock in low voltage detection, and a low voltage reset circuit. The circuit of adjusting system clock in low voltage detection comprises: a clock generator for supplying a clock to at least one circuit in a system; and... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20100090729 - Circuit for clearing cmos information: A circuit for clearing complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) information of a CMOS chip of a computer includes a resistor and an electronic switch. The electronic switch includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal. The first terminal is connected to a standby power supply of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100090731 - Self-calibration method for a frequency synthesizer using two point fsk modulation: The frequency synthesizer (1) for implementing the self-calibration method includes a first phase lock loop and a high frequency access, which includes a digital-analogue converter (20) that is calibrated by the method, connected to a second input of a voltage-controlled oscillator. The first phase lock loop includes a reference oscillator... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100090732 - Clock and data recovery employing piece-wise estimation on the derivative of the frequency: A system and method for performing clock data recovery. The system sets the phase of a recovered clock signal 30 according to at least three estimates of the rate of change of an offset between the frequency of the data transmitter clock and the frequency of a receiver clock 15.... Agent: Rambus Lerner, David, Et Al.
20100090733 - Generating multiple clock phases: In one embodiment, a circuit includes a first circuit input for receiving a first reference signal having a first phase; a second circuit input for receiving a second reference signal having a second phase; a third circuit input for receiving a target phase signal; a circuit output for outputting an... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100090734 - Wide dynamic range charge pump: A wide dynamic range charge pump is provided for use in a phase-locked loop (PLL) circuit. The charge pump includes a first, second, and third set of current sources. The charge pump further includes a first capacitor having an input connected to the first set. A first operational amplifier (op... Agent: Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski
20100090735 - Delay circuit and delay locked loop circuit including the same: A delay circuit includes a delay line unit including a plurality of delay units configured to generate a plurality of delay input clocks by delaying an input clock by a unit delay amount in response to at least one delay control signal; and a signal selection unit configured to selectively... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100090736 - Delay locked loop circuit and memory device having the same: A DLL circuit includes a multiphase clock signal generating unit configured to produce a plurality of multiphase clock signals by delaying a reference clock signal for a unit delay time and to produce an enable signal that is enabled when one of the plurality of the multiphase clock signals synchronizes... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100090737 - Clock data recovery circuit and method: A change-point detection circuit 16 extracts a clock signal from serial data, input data. A variable delay circuit provides a delay in accordance with a delay control signal to a reference signal having a predetermined frequency, so that the phase of the reference signal is shifted on the basis of... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20100090738 - Circuit and method for clock skew compensation in voltage scaling: Circuit and methods for automatic clock skew compensation in circuits having two power domains. When one of the power domains is operated with a lowered supply voltage, lowering the supply voltage tends to slow the clock pulse and produces clock skew. Circuitry is provided for selectively delaying the clock pulse... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100090739 - Method and apparatus for removing narrow pulses from a clock waveform: A method and a device for controlling and removing narrow pulses in a clock waveform using a delay function are disclosed. A circuit device includes three circuits wherein the first circuit is capable of generating an edge trigger signal in response to a waveform of an input signal and a... Agent: James M. Wu Jw Law Group
20100090740 - Automatic rc/cr quadrature network: A stabilized quadrature RC/CR phase shifting network for generating quadrature RF and microwave signals. The network uses offset biasing of postamplifiers following the phaseshifter to fine tune quadrature-phase, and further uses an output quadrature-phase detector to stabilize quadrature-phase with negative feedback by using the quadrature-phase error signal to drive the... Agent: Stainbrook & Stainbrook, LLP
20100090741 - Delay circuit: A delay circuit with a delay time being more accurate and a circuit area being reduced is provided. The delay circuit includes a resistance element 3, a capacitor element 4 and a connection wiring 6. The connection wiring 6 includes a first polysilicon layer 13a above a substrate 10, and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100090742 - Multiple phase pulse generator: In one embodiment of the present invention, a multiple phase pulse generator includes n stages, where each stage includes a first sub-stage and a second sub-stage. The first sub-stage includes a first memory element and the second sub-stage includes a second memory element. The first memory element of each stage... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100090743 - Interface to regulate voltage for asic power management: A method and apparatus to regulate voltage used to power an ASIC comprising an ASIC having a signal source and a modulator. The modulator establishes a characteristic of a signal created by the signal source to indicate a voltage level to be used to power the ASIC. The signal is... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20100090744 - Offset cancellation circuit and a method thereof: An offset cancellation circuit includes a sense amplifier configured to receive an input signal and offset voltages and to generate an output signal. A compensation voltage generation section is configured to be inputted with the output signal, and the compensation voltage generation section increases or decreases compensation voltages until the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100090745 - Octave-range, watt-level, fully-integrated cmos switching power mixer array for linearization and back-off-efficiency improvement: Power mixer arrays for providing watt-level power in mobile systems. In one embodiment, a fully-integrated octave-range CMOS power mixer that occupies only 2.6 mm2 using a 130 nm semiconductor process has been demonstrated. The power mixer provides an output power of +31.5 dBm into an external 50 Ω load with... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC
20100090746 - Switch circuit: A switch circuit includes: a first charge/discharge circuit having a fixed first time constant; a second charge/discharge circuit having a second time constant associated with the operation statuses of a plurality of switches; first and second input/output ports to which the first and second charge/discharge circuits are connected, respectively; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100090747 - High-frequency switch circuit: A high frequency switch circuit according to the present invention includes a control-voltage-generating circuit. The control-voltage-generating circuit includes a depletion type field-effect transistor, an external-control-signal-input terminal, an internal-control-voltage-output terminal, and a power-receiving terminal of the control-voltage-generating circuit. The field-effect transistor has a grounded gate, a source connected to the external-control-signal-input... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100090748 - Internal voltage generating circuit: A temperature-compensated internal voltage having a desired compensation range is generated with a sufficient controllability and stability. A temperature characteristic adding circuit generates a standard voltage having temperature dependence from a reference voltage not having temperature dependence. The standard voltage is A/D-converted and then added with standard code information (TN_VREF... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100090749 - Multi-function chip: A multi-function chip including a circuit and at least one control circuit is provided. The circuit having multiple functions includes an interconnection. The interconnection has at least one resistance-variable segment. The control circuit is electronically connected to the resistance-variable segment. One of the functions is carried out by adjusting the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100090751 - Electrical fuse structure and method: An electrical fuse and a process of programming the same are presented. An electrical fuse comprises a lower level silicide layer on a non-doped or lightly-doped polysilicon layer, an upper level conductive layer, and a tungsten contact coupled between the lower level silicide layer and the upper level conductive layer.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100090750 - Trimming circuit of semiconductor memory apparatus and trimming method thereof: A trimming circuit for a semiconductor memory apparatus includes a trimming code generator configured to provide a trimming code signal group by performing one of addition and subtraction using a test mode signal and a fuse coding signal, and an internal voltage generator configured to provide trimmed voltage in response... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100090752 - Cmos rf ic: Provided is a CMOS RF IC comprises an inductor that is formed in the uppermost two or more metal layers among a plurality of metal layers; and a DC bias circuit that is formed in a metal layer provided at the bottom of the metal layers in which the inductor... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100090754 - Boosting circuit: A boosting circuit includes a charge pump circuit; and a power supply circuit configured to supply a power supply voltage to the charge pump circuit. The power supply circuit includes an N-channel transistor connected with a power supply terminal of the charge pump circuit; and a current control circuit configured... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100090753 - Charge pump circuit: A charge pump circuit and a method of compensating current mismatch in a charge pump circuit. The charge pump circuit comprises a core charge pump circuit; a replica charge pump circuit for sensing a current mismatch in the core charge pump circuit and for converting the sensed current mismatch into... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100090755 - Current limiting load switch with dynamically generated tracking reference voltage: A current limiting load switch for bridging supply Vss and load with a reference voltage VRdt dynamically generated by a VRdt-generator is proposed. It includes: A pair of power FET and sense FET interconnected in split-current configuration. The FET pair develops a load voltage while limiting load current Iload to... Agent: Chein-hwa S. Tsao
20100090756 - Switched capacitor circuit with reduced leakage current: Provided is a switched capacitor circuit which prevents leakage current by equalizing voltages at nodes where leakage current tends to flow in a sampling mode, and prevents errors in an output signal by minimizing voltage drop caused by leakage current in an integrating mode.... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100090758 - low-pass filter: A low-pass filter of the present invention comprises a plurality of filter units and a regulation unit. The filter units are coupled in series with each other and receive an input signal to filter the input signal for generating an output signal. The regulation unit is coupled to the filter... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100090757 - Circuit and method for improved frequency resolution of wide-bandwidth digitally programmable rc active filters: An active RC filter (20) includes a first resistive element (23) and a first capacitor array (10/50) which co-acts with the first resistive element (23) to determine a bandwidth characteristic of the programmable active RC filter circuit (20). The total filter capacitance is programmed by switching various first capacitors (4-0,1,2... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100090759 - Quantum interference transistors and methods of manufacturing and operating the same: A quantum interference transistor may include a source; a drain; N channels (N≧2), between the source and the drain, and having N−1 path differences between the source and the drain; and at least one gate disposed at one or more of the N channels. One or more of the N... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100090760 - Low-distortion voltage variable capacitor assemblies: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a first half cell comprising a circuit with two or more voltage variable capacitors (VVCs) configured in anti-series in which one or more of the two or more VVCs with the same bias voltage orientation as a signal voltage associated... Agent: Paratek Docket04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100085082 - Ternary sensor inputs: One of a first signal, a second signal, and a third signal is received respectively from each of three inputs. A pattern formed by the first signal, the second signal, and the third signal is compared to a set of predetermined patterns. Based on the comparing, it is determined whether... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100085084 - Clock-shared differential signaling interface and related method: The present invention provides a clock-shared differential signaling interface and a method of driving output data to a display panel. The apparatus includes a plurality of driver circuits, wherein each driver circuit in the plurality of driver circuits respectively provides output data. The apparatus also includes a timing controller providing... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100085083 - Gate driving circuit having a low leakage current control mechanism: A gate driving circuit having a low leakage current control mechanism is disclosed for providing a plurality of gate signals forwarded to a plurality of gate lines respectively. The gate driving circuit includes a plurality of shift registers. Each shift register includes a driving unit, an energy store unit, a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100085086 - Digital frequency detector: In one embodiment, a method is described that includes receiving a first clock signal and a second clock signal; dividing the first clock signal by a value of n to generate a divided first clock signal; sampling the frequency detector the divided first clock signal with the second clock signal... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100085085 - Frequency synthesizer, frequency prescaler thereof, and frequency synthesizing method thereof: A frequency synthesizer is provided, including a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), a frequency prescaler, a divide-by-2.5 circuit, and a selector. The VCO determine the frequency of a first signal according to an input voltage. The frequency prescaler determines the frequency of a second signal to be the frequency of the first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100085087 - Automatic on-chip detection of power supply configuration-modes for integrated chips: A power management (PM) system architecture for a controlled SoC detects availability of power supply for signal-driving at a given node inside a chip, and uses a timer, a discharge mechanism with trigger for starting/stopping a discharge process, and a comparator for monitoring a measured voltage of an intended node... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100085088 - Semiconductor device and method of supplying internal power to semiconductor device: Provided is a semiconductor device including a step-down circuit group including multiple step-down circuits that step down an external power supply voltage to a predetermined voltage; multiple functional circuits that require a reset operation upon power-on; and a power-on reset circuit that outputs a reset command to the multiple functional... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100085089 - Phase-locked loop circuit: A phase-locked loop circuit for generating an output signal includes a phase frequency detector (PFD), a processing module, and a clock generator. The PFD is implemented for generating a plurality of indicating signals according to a first reference signal and a feedback signal, where the feedback signal is generated according... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100085090 - Clock clean-up phase-locked loop (pll): A clock clean-up phase-locked loop (PLL) that may reduce spurs and improve performance of a receiver is described. In one exemplary design, an integrated circuit includes a PLL and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The PLL receives a first clock signal generated with a fractional divider ratio and having spurs due... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100085093 - Multi-phase clock system: The invention relates to multi-phase clock system for receiving a plurality of clock signals (CLKo-n) comprising actual time events (aTE) defining different clock phases, the clock signals all having a same clock frequency but different clock phases, the system further arranged for receiving a reference clock signal (REFCLK) for providing... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100085092 - Phase-locked loop integrated circuits having dual feedback control: Phase-locked loop (PLL) integrated circuits according to embodiments of the invention provide dual feedback control. The first feedback control utilizes a conventional phase locking scheme that passes a feedback clock signal to an input of a phase-frequency detector (PFD). The second feedback control utilizes an automatic frequency calibrator that evaluates... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100085091 - Proportional phase comparator and method for phase-aligning digital signals: Embodiments of a proportional phase comparator and method for aligning digital signals are generally described herein. In some embodiments, circuitry to align digital signals comprises a proportional phase comparator that generates triangular-shaped pulses for application to a charge pump. The triangular-shaped pulses may reduce an amount of charge injection in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel
20100085095 - Apparatus and method for multi-phase clock generation: An apparatus and method for multi-phase clock generation are disclosed. One embodiment of the apparatus includes a module generating first and second intermediate signals delayed from first edges of a clock signal having a first frequency. Each of the first and second intermediate signals has a second frequency that is... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100085094 - Multi-phase signal generator and method: A multi-phase signal generators and methods for generating multi-phase signals are described. In one embodiment, a clock generator generates quadrature signals including those having 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees phase difference with a first signal. The rising edge of an intermediate signal is compared with the rising edges of... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100085096 - Energy-efficient clock system: A system comprises first timing logic configured to produce a first signal and second timing logic configured to produce a second signal. The system also comprises processing logic coupled to the first and second timing logic. The system further comprises clock logic that determines elapsed time using the first signal.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100085097 - Pulse-elimination pulse-width modulation: Instead of reducing the pulse widths of all pulses simultaneously in order to reduce the output power of a switched-mode amplifier linearized by a pulse-width modulator, the width of every other (or every n-th) pulse is reduced. When the widths of the selected pulses have been reduced to zero, the... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100085098 - Digital delay line driver: Improved digital delay line driver is described. A delay line driver circuit includes elements to drive the delay line in one or multiple locations to provide a dynamic, adjustable slew rate on the output signal. The delay line driver circuit may also include active elements coupled to the transistors of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100085100 - Low-power clock generation and distribution circuitry: A communication IC includes a power-efficient clock-distribution system. A control loop monitors and adjusts the peak and trough voltages of a clock signal. The clock signal can be adaptively adjusted to center the peak and trough voltages about the switching threshold voltage of a clock buffer. The voltage swing of... Agent: Silicon Edge Law Group, LLP
20100085099 - Multi-phase signal generator and method: Multi-phase signal generators and methods for generating multi-phase signals are described. In one embodiment, the clock generator generates quadrature clock signals including those having 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees phase difference with a first clock signal. One of the intermediate clock signals may be used as an enable signal... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100085101 - Reception comparator for signal modulation upon a supply line: A receiving stage for a multi-stage signal modulated upon a supply voltage, including: a supply potential terminal and a ground potential terminal, a voltage divider and a low-pass filter, whose input is connected to the supply potential terminal and the ground potential terminal, and which has an output which is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100085102 - Method and an apparatus for processing a signal: A method of processing a signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving (a) a downmix signal being generated from plural-channel signal and (b) spatial information indicating attribute of the plural-channel signal, in order to upmix the downmix signal; obtaining inter-channel phase difference(IPD) coding flag indicating whether IPD value is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100085103 - System and method for charge integration: An arrangement for charge integration comprises an input (1) for the provision of a charge-dependent signal and an integrator (30) to integrate a signal present at its input. In addition, a coupling circuit (20) that can adopt at least two operating states is provided to couple the input (1) to... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100085104 - Mixer circuit: Regarding N-channel first transistor and a P-channel second transistor, their first terminals are connected to each other and their second terminals are connected to each other. Regarding third transistor and a fourth transistor, their first terminals are also connected to each other and their second terminals are also connected to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100085105 - Circuit arrangement including a voltage supply circuit and semiconductor switching element: A circuit arrangement comprising a first semiconductor switching element, which has a load path and a drive terminal. A voltage supply circuit, is provided including an inductance connected in series with the load path of the first semiconductor switching element, and a capacitive charge storage arrangement, which is connected in... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100085106 - Method for operating a converter circuit with voltage boosting: Method for operating a converter circuit with voltage boosting with N half-bridges, which in each case can be connected by their center connection to a phase of an N-phase generator and at an end side are connected in parallel with a series circuit formed by two capacitances, wherein each half-bridge... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100085107 - Trim fuse circuit capable of disposing trim conducting pads on scribe lines of wafer: A trim fuse circuit includes a metal fuse, a trim pad coupled to the first end of the metal fuse, a first transistor coupled to the first end of the metal fuse, a second transistor coupled to the second end of the metal fuse, an inverter coupled to the second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100085109 - Switch circuit, variable capacitor circuit and ic of the same: A first terminal T1 is connected to the drain (or the source) of a MOS-FET (Q11), whose back gate is separated, through a capacitor C11. The MOS-FET (Q11) is connected at the source (or the drain) thereof to a second terminal T2. The back gate is connected to the source... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100085108 - System and method for adjusting supply voltage levels to reduce sub-threshold leakage: A voltage regulation module which includes an adjustable voltage which reduces the positive supply voltage and increases the negative supply voltage during a lower power mode. The voltage regulation module includes a voltage generator which provides an N-type substrate bias voltage at the normal operating voltage level of the positive... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.
20100085111 - Charge pump-type voltage booster circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit device: A booster circuit includes first and second transistors, a first capacitor, a first drive circuit, a second capacitor, a first controller, and a second controller. The first and second transistors are connected in series between a first voltage and a second voltage. One end of the first capacitor is connected... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100085110 - Integrated circuit active power supply regulation: Method and apparatus for compensating for voltage fluctuations on a voltage supply line in an integrated circuit device. In accordance with some embodiments, the apparatus includes a voltage fluctuation sensor which senses a voltage on the supply line, and a compensation circuit comprising a switch and a charge storage device... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, PC (seagate Technology LLC)
20100085112 - Method of manufacturing a transistor, and method of controlling a threshold voltage of the transistor: A transistor has a gate electrode, a gate insulation layer structure, a channel layer and source/drain layers. The gate insulation layer structure includes a lower gate insulation layer, a control layer for controlling a threshold voltage of the transistor, and an upper gate insulation layer. The channel layer contacts a... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100085114 - High-voltage generation circuit and semiconductor storage device provided therewith and semiconductor integrated device: A voltage generation circuit includes a pump circuit, a first unit, a first switch, and a first capacitor. The pump circuit generates a first voltage and outputs the first voltage to a first node. The first unit includes a first resistance unit to output a second voltage at a second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100085113 - Internal voltage generation circuit: An internal voltage generation circuit includes a signal generation unit which generates first and second level signals and first and second control signals from a reference voltage generated by voltage-dividing an internal power and generates first and second driving signals by comparing levels of the internal power and the reference... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100085115 - Signal generator: Signal generator circuit, comprising: a capacitive element; a FET, arranged to generate current through the drain thereof and to supply to or from the capacitive element a current substantially equal to said drain current; and a bias voltage generator arranged to provide a bias voltage to the gate of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100079170 - Apparatus and method for the analysis of a periodic signal: An apparatus and method for the analysis of a periodic signal. One embodiment provides signal values. Signs are assigned to the signal values. The signed signal values are summed to a first sum. At least one signal property is determined on the basis of the first sum.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100079171 - Quality of phase lock and loss of lock detector: A systems and methods for providing phase lock conditions detection, such as a quality of phase lock and loss of lock detection, are described herein. One exemplary method comprises detecting an output frequency, comparing the output frequency with a first reference signal, providing a first signal and a second signal... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20100079172 - Differential output circuit: A differential output circuit including a first output driving circuit that includes a first PMOS transistor and a first NMOS transistor connected in series to each other, a second output driving circuit that includes a second PMOS transistor and a second NMOS transistor connected in series to each other and... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100079174 - Frequency synthesizer and method for synthesizing frequency: A frequency synthesizer includes a multi-signal comparing phase frequency detector/converter, a loop filter, a controllable oscillator, and a frequency divider. The multi-signal comparing phase frequency detector/converter simultaneously receives N input reference frequency signals and N feedback reference frequency signals. Frequencies of the input reference frequency signals are equivalent to one... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100079173 - Synthesized local oscillator and method of operation thereof: A method for controlling a synthesized local oscillator (SLO) includes: receiving a control input specifying a desired SLO output; receiving reference clock signal; generating a predefined set of dynamic clock signals from the reference clock signal; selecting a dynamic clock signal from the predefined set of dynamic clock signals in... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100079176 - Inverter driver and load driver including the same, and driving method thereof: A load driver includes an inverter and an inverter driver. The inverter converts an input voltage into a driving voltage of a discharge lamp using at least one first switch for switching according to a duty ratio, and the inverter driver controls the inverter. The inverter driver controls the duty... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto, LLP
20100079175 - Phase doubler: A phase doubler driver circuit includes a first input for receiving a input PWM drive signal. First control logic generates a first output PWM drive signal and a second output PWM drive signal responsive to the input PWM drive signal. In a first mode of operation, alternating pulses of the... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p
20100079178 - Image sensor and method of driving transfer transistor of image sensor: Provided is a 4-transistor CMOS image in which a driving condition or a pixel structure is changed so that a transfer transistor in a pixel operates in a pinch-off condition during reset and transfer operations in order to reduce dark current and fixed-pattern noise caused by a change in an... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100079177 - Semiconductor device: A light emitting device capable of performing signal electric current write-in operations at high speed and without dispersion in the characteristics of TFTs structuring pixels influencing the brightness of light emitting elements is provided. The gate length L of a transistor in which an electric current flows during write-in of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100079179 - Semiconductor device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a semiconductor device that has a simple circuit structure, a small scale, and low power consumption, and can generate a desired clock signal. The semiconductor device has a clock generation circuit which generates a clock signal by dividing a modulated... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd
20100079180 - Ac-coupling phase interpolator and delay-locked loop using the same: An AC-coupling phase interpolator and a DLL using the same are provided. The AC-coupling phase interpolator includes a coupling capacitor generating and outputting a coupling signal by AC-coupling to an interpolation signal obtained by phase-interpolating an input signal. Thereby, it is possible to correct duty of an input signal and... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100079182 - Method and apparatus for counter-based clock signal adaptation: A method and apparatus to implement clock signal adaptation is provided to characterize an input clock signal that is to be adapted and in response, generate adaptation updates at each subsequent clock cycle of the input clock signal. In a first embodiment, clock signal adaptation occurs through duty cycle correction... Agent: Xilinx, Inc Attn: Legal Department
20100079181 - Sample-point adjustment in a switching converter: An apparatus and method of generating a drive signal for a switch in a switching converter having input terminals for applying an input voltage, output terminals for providing an output signal, and at least one inductive storage element coupled to the switch. The method includes sampling the output signal to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100079183 - Low voltage, high speed data latch: Tri-stating transistors which are controlled by the latch enable lines isolate holding transistors from the latch node during setting of the latch. The tri-stating transistors are connected to the holding transistors and the latch node which allows the node to float and assume a third state during setting of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100079184 - Sequential circuit with error detection: Sequential circuits with error-detection are provided. They may, for example, be used to replace traditional master-slave flip-flops, e.g., in critical path circuits to detect and initiate correction of late transitions at the input of the sequential. In some embodiments, such sequentials may comprise a transition detector with a time borrowing... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100079185 - method and an apparatus for processing a signal: A method of processing a signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving (a) downmix signal being generated from plural-channel signal and (b) spatial information indicating attribute of the plural-channel signal in order to upmix the downmix signal and including phase shift flag indicating whether phase of a frame of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100079186 - Adaptive drive signal adjustment for bridge emi control: An embodiment of the invention relates to a driver adapted to provide a drive signal with an adjustable waveform for an external bridge to control EMI. The driver includes a detector configured to measure a switching characteristic of a switch in the external bridge to produce the drive signal with... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20100079187 - Method and an apparatus for processing a signal: A method of processing a signal is disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a downmix signal generated from plural channel signal and spatial information indicating attribute of the plural channel signal to upmix the downmix signal; obtaining inter-channel phase difference (IPD) coding flag indicating whether IPD value is used to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100079188 - Systems and methods for providing programmable analog classifiers: The present invention describes systems and methods to provide programmable analog classifiers. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides an analog classifier circuit comprising a bump circuit enabled to store a template vector, wherein the template vector can model a probability distribution with exponential behavior. Furthermore, the bump circuit... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100079189 - Miniaturized dual-balanced mixer circuit based on a double spiral layout architecture: A miniaturized dual-balanced mixer circuit based on a double spiral layout architecture is proposed, which is designed for use to provide a frequency mixing function for millimeter wave (MMW) signals, and which features a downsized circuit layout architecture that allows IC implementation to be more miniaturized than the conventional star-type... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100079190 - Power transistor and method for controlling a power transistor: Embodiments of the invention are related to a power transistor and a method for controlling a power transistor. In one embodiment a power transistor comprises a power semiconductor body with a plurality of power transistor cells each having a control electrode and a current path. The power transistor furthermore comprises... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department
20100079191 - Circuit for actuation of a transistor: A circuit for actuation of a transistor. One embodiment provides an actuation output for connection to the actuation connection of the transistor. A measurement arrangement is provided for ascertaining a load current flowing through the load path or a voltage across the load path and for providing a measurement signal.... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100079192 - Drive for a half-bridge circuit: A method for driving a half-bridge is described.... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20100079193 - Semiconductor switch and method for operating a semiconductor switch: A semiconductor switch, is provided that comprises a semiconductor element having a control terminal and two load terminals forming switching contacts of the semiconductor switch, a temperature measuring device for measuring the temperatures of the semiconductor element at two measurement locations spaced apart from one another, and also a control... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20100079194 - Gate drive method for h bridge circuit: An H bridge circuit includes a gate driver circuit coupled to a gate of an NMOS device. The output of the gate driver circuit is at a voltage from 0.1V to 0.4V during a dead time of the H bridge circuit. The gate voltage of the NMOS device is biased... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100079195 - Protected power switch with low current consumption: Under-voltage, over-voltage, and temperature detectors disposed in a switching circuit are turned on periodically and in response to an oscillating signal having a low duty cycle. Accordingly, because the voltage and temperature detectors remain off for long durations, their operating currents, and thus the operating current of the switching circuit... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100079196 - System and method for improving the efficiency and reliability of a broadband transistor switch for periodic switching applications: A driver circuit is provided for enabling a transistor collector-emitter path to be used as a broadband periodic switch. The broadband driver circuit controls the magnitude of the transistor base-emitter current in order to enable a CLOSED switch state and to simultaneously control the magnitude of the transistor base-emitter reverse-bias... Agent: Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport
20100079197 - Method for operating a power semiconductor circuit and power semiconductor circuit: In a method for operating a power semiconductor circuit a power semiconductor chip is provided which includes a power semiconductor switch with a first load terminal and with a second load terminal. Further, a first temperature sensor which is thermally coupled to the power semiconductor switch and a second temperature... Agent: Slater & Matsil LLP
20100079198 - Constant current circuit: A constant-current circuit comprising: a temperature-compensation circuit to output a temperature-compensated first current; and a current-supply circuit to supply a second current to the temperature-compensation circuit, the temperature-compensation circuit including a voltage-multiplication circuit including a first transistor to generate a base-collector voltage obtained by multiplying a base-emitter voltage by a... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100079199 - Internal voltage control device capable of reducing current consumption and semiconductor memory device using the same: An internal voltage control apparatus capable of reducing current consumption and a semiconductor memory device using the same includes an enable signal generating unit for generating an enable signal in response to an active signal and an internal voltage driving unit driven by the active signal and the enable signal,... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100079200 - Process/design methodology to enable high performance logic and analog circuits using a single process: A method for improving analog circuits performance using a circuit design using forward bias and a modified mixed-signal process is presented. A circuit consisting plurality of NMOS and PMOS transistors is defined. The body terminal of the NMOS transistors are coupled to a first voltage source and the body terminal... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100079202 - A/d converter: An A/D converter provides one or more operational amplifiers as components. The A/D converter includes a current controlling unit that is activated before an actual operation of the A/D converter to control a current of at least one of the operational amplifiers based on a settling characteristic of the operational... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100079201 - Automated sleep sequence: An analog baseband, a computer readable medium, and a method for powering on and off a set of regulators in the analog baseband, where each regulator is configured to provide a predefined voltage. The method includes storing in a register of the analog baseband at least n bits, where n... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100079203 - Semiconductor device: An object is to provide a semiconductor device which operates normally even when the communication distance is extremely short, while the maximum communication distance is maintained, and which can make amplitude of a response waveform large even when a large amount of electric power is supplied to the semiconductor device... Agent: Cook Alex LtdPrevious industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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