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Miscellaneous active electrical nonlinear devices, circuits, and systems July category listing 07/10Below 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. 07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100188121 - Leakage current detection circuit and leakage current comparison circuit: A leakage current measurement circuit measuring a substrate leakage current and a gate leakage current in response to a variation in the size of an MOS transistor and a leakage current comparison circuit judging which one of the substrate leakage current and the gate leakage current is dominant. The leakage... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100188122 - Synchronizing an inverter with an alternating voltage source: A method and device are disclosed for synchronizing an inverter with an alternating voltage source. The method includes measuring a current generated by the alternating voltage source and flowing through diodes of the inverter, determining a phase angle and angular velocity relating to the alternating voltage source from the measured... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100188123 - Power sequencing with logic enabled regulator: A power sequencing circuit includes a PNP transistor, a first, second and third resistor, and a logic enabled regulator. A voltage is coupled at a first node to the emitter of the transistor, the first resistor is coupled between the first node and the base of the transistor, the second... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100188124 - Power-on reset circuit: Provided is a power-on reset circuit suitable for a semiconductor device that operates at a low supply voltage. When a supply voltage (VDD) becomes higher than a first output circuit reversal threshold voltage (Vz) after a reset signal is output, a first control circuit (51) operates so that the reset... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100188125 - Digital locked loops and methods with configurable operating parameters: A locked loop may have an adjustable hysteresis and/or a tracking speed that can be programmed by a user of an electronic device containing the locked loop or controlled by an integrated circuit device containing the locked loop during operation of the device. The looked loop may include a phase... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100188126 - Voltage controlled duty cycle and non-overlapping clock generation implementation: A method, system and apparatus for controlling the duty cycle of a clock to optimize duty cycle correction and non over-lapping clock generation. The first system generates a reference voltage and one or more clock signals. A comparison is made between the DC level of an output clock and the... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100188127 - Signal adjusting system and signal adjusting method: A signal adjusting system includes: a signal generating device for generating a plurality of output signals according to a plurality of pre-output signals, a plurality of signal transmitting paths being coupled to the signal generating device for transmitting the plurality of output signals; and a controlling device coupled to the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100188128 - Method and apparatus for shaping electronic pulses: An initial pulse signal is split into a first pulse signal and a second pulse signal. The first pulse signal is delayed through a first impedance to generate a first delayed pulse signal. The first impedance attenuates the first delayed pulse signal to generate an attenuated pulse signal. The second... Agent: Stattler-suh PC / Netlogic
20100188129 - Method and apparatus for applying clock phase and frequency offset: Various apparatuses and methods for offsetting the phase and/or frequency of a clock signal are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an apparatus for generating a clock signal, including a quadrature delay circuit connected to an input clock signal. The quadrature delay circuit outputs components of the input clock... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20100188130 - Low rc local clock distribution: A system includes an input device, an output device, a printed circuit board, and a semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor die. The semiconductor die includes a clock distribution network that distributes a primary clock signal. The clock distribution network includes a low RC local clock distribution structure.... Agent: Osha Liang LLP/oracle
20100188131 - Level shifter for change of both high and low voltage: A circuit comprises first and second inverters, first, second, third, and fourth transistors, and an enabling circuit. The first and second inverters each have an input terminal for receiving one of the first or second input signals, an output terminal, and first and second supply terminals. The first transistor is... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100188132 - Method for providing a very low reference current: A system that includes: multiple transistors that comprise a first transistor that is maintained in a weak inversion state; wherein sources of the multiple transistors are coupled to a low current source; wherein drains of the multiple transistors are coupled to a voltage supply source; a first amplifier that has... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100188133 - Power control circuit: Apparatus for controlling an integrated circuit comprises a power control device for controlling the power to at least part of the integrated circuit, the power control device is connected to a first input, for receiving a power-down signal, and a second input, for receiving a power-up signal, the power control... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20100188134 - Control of a resonant switching system with monitoring of the working current in an observation window: Controlling a resonant switching system, which includes a first switch and a second switch in a half-bridge configuration for driving a resonant load. A corresponding control system includes command means for switching on and switching off the switches alternatively according to a working frequency of the switching system. The control... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100188135 - Load balancing of parallel connected inverter modules: A method and an arrangement are disclosed for balancing load between parallel connected inverter modules, which inverter modules are arranged to supply a common load. The method can include providing similar switching instructions for parallel connected inverter modules, determining on the basis of phase currents of each parallel inverter module... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100188136 - Dynamic thermal management system and method: A dynamic thermal management system regulates heat dissipation of a system or device including a power supply and an amplifier. The heat dissipation from the power supply and amplifier are regulated to distribute heat more evenly across a heat sink shared by the amplifier and the power supply.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100188137 - Boosting circuit: Provided is a boosting circuit having a small circuit scale. When a node (Vg) is reset by a reset transistor (M3) after a boosting operation has been finished, the reset transistor (M3) is controlled based on a power supply voltage to reset the node (Vg). Therefore, another boosted voltage is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100188139 - Device for supplying temperature dependent negative voltage: A negative voltage supply device includes a negative voltage detector and a negative voltage pumping unit. The negative voltage pumping unit pumps a negative voltage in response to a detection signal. The negative voltage detector detects a level of a negative voltage by using a first element and a second... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100188138 - Fast start charge pump for voltage regulators: A digital multilevel memory system includes a charge pump and a voltage regulator for generating regulated high voltages for various memory operations. The charge pump may include a plurality of boost circuits to boost the output of the charge pump during a fast start up. Afterwards, the boost circuits are... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20100188140 - Accurate global reference voltage distribution system with local reference voltages referred to local ground and locally supplied voltage: A system and method for accurately distributing a master reference voltage to a plurality of local circuits within a system. A central master reference voltage is distributed to a plurality of local circuits as a difference in the voltage of a pair of conductors oriented substantially spatially parallel. Local reference... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20100188141 - Constant-voltage generating circuit and regulator circuit: A constant-voltage generating circuit includes: a reference potential generating unit; first and second amplifier units whose outputs are respectively connected to the output line; and a low-pass filter, and wherein first and second operation periods are repeated, one alternating with the other, the first amplifier unit stores offset voltage of... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100188142 - Circuit for and method of reducing power consumption in input ports of an integrated circuit: A circuit for reducing power consumption in input ports of an integrated circuit is disclosed. The circuit comprises a plurality of receiver circuits of the integrated circuit for receiving input signals coupled to the integrated circuit; and a bias current generator coupled to the plurality of receiver circuits, the bias... Agent: Xilinx, Inc Attn: Legal Department
20100188143 - Bias circuit, and gm-c filter circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit each including the same: A bias circuit, includes: a first positive channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor transistor forming a first current source; a second positive channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor transistor composing a current mirror circuit of the first positive channel Metal Oxide Semiconductor transistor and forming a second current source; a first negative channel Metal... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100188144 - Semiconductor integrated circuit, method for driving semiconductor integrated circuit, method for driving electronic apparatus, display device, and electronic apparatus: The present invention provides a semiconductor integrated circuit capable of achieving high voltage. The proposed semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first node [VOUT] connected to a first potential node [VDD], and a first n-channel transistor [NT1] and a second n-channel transistor [NT2] serially connected between a first node [VOUT] and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100182048 - Multifunction word recognizer element: A circuit includes a load; a first differential pair coupled to the load and responsive to input data; a second differential pair coupled to the load and responsive to the input data; a third differential pair coupled to the first differential pair and the second differential pair and responsive to... Agent: Thomas F. Lenihan Tektronix, Inc.
20100182049 - Digital phase detection: A method of detecting a phase difference between a circuit output signal and a reference signal is useful in all digital phase locked loops. A plurality of feedback signals are generated from the circuit output signal by means of a process that includes phase interpolation, wherein the feedback signals are... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20100182050 - Generating a trigger from a differential signal: A trigger circuit generates a trigger signal when a differential input signal crosses a differential threshold voltage level. A first side of the differential input signal is applied to a first terminal of a first load termination resistor. A second side of the differential signal is applied to a first... Agent: Michael A. Nelson Tektronix, Inc.
20100182051 - Input circuit of semiconductor integrated circuit: An input circuit is disclosed. The input circuit can include a cross voltage generating block that can be configured to perform charge-sharing on a pair of input signals whose phases are opposite to each other and generate a cross voltage, and an input buffer block that can be configured to... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20100182052 - Chopper type comparator and a/d converter: A chopper type comparator including a first power supply line to which a first power source is supplied, a second power supply line to which a second power source having lower voltage than the first power source is supplied, a reference voltage input part to which a reference voltage is... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100182053 - Sine/cosine value generation apparatus: An apparatus for generating sine/cosine values of an input phase is disclosed. The apparatus includes a phase projector, an LUT-arithmetic unit, a temp sine/cosine generator and a sine/cosine value generator. The phase projector maps the input phase angle into an octant phase and determines an octant index indicating which octant... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100182054 - Triangle wave generating circuit: A triangle wave generating circuit comprising: a pulse generating circuit configured to generate a plurality of pulse signals with the same period and with phases different from one another; and a plurality of charge/discharge circuits configured to be supplied with the plurality of pulse signals, respectively, the plurality of charge/discharge... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100182055 - Device and method for detecting and correcting timing errors: A device that includes an error detection circuit that is configured to detect a timing error resulting from a fast voltage drop by comparing a signal from a critical path to a signal from a replica path; and a clock signal provider that is adapted to receive a clock signal... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100182056 - Methods for calibrating gated oscillator and oscillator circuit utilizing the same: An oscillator circuit is provided. The oscillator circuit includes a gated oscillator and a calibration circuit. The gated oscillator is arranged to generate an oscillator signal according to a control signal, and receive a gating signal to align an edge of the oscillator signal with an edge of the gating... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100182057 - Locked loops, bias generators, charge pumps and methods for generating control voltages: Locked loops, bias generators, charge pumps and methods for generating control voltages are disclosed, such as a bias generator that generates bias voltages for use by a clock signal generator, such as a voltage controlled delay line, in a locked loop having a phase detector and a charge pump. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100182058 - Delay lines, methods for delaying a signal, and delay lock loops: Locked loops, delay lines and methods for delaying signals are disclosed, such as a delay line and delay lock loop using the delay line includes a series of delay stages, each of which consists of a single inverting delay device. The inputs and outputs of a selected stage are applied... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100182059 - Simplified bias circuitry for differential buffer stage with symmetric loads: A biasing circuit for biasing differential delay elements is provided. The circuit is a feedback-free circuit consisting of a CMOS output stage having a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor, with a diode connected transistor between the P-type transistor and the N-type transistor, the output stage receiving the control voltage... Agent: Smart & Biggar P.o. Box 2999, Station D
20100182061 - Device and method for phase synchronization with the aid of a microcontroller: A phase controller device according to the invention comprises a hardware core that is formed by a signal detector, a voltage-controlled oscillator, a phase comparator, and an integration unit, where the hardware core, by controlling the working clock pulse frequency of the microcontroller, brings an output clock pulse signal that... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100182060 - Digital phase-locked loop: A digital phase-locked loop circuit includes: a first counter which counts a first clock; a second counter which counts third clocks into which a second clock is divided; a first phase detector which detects a relative phase difference between the first and the third clocks according to a first comparison... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100182062 - Audio processor with internal oscillator-generated audio intermediate frequency reference: An integrated circuit audio processor having an internal-oscillator generated intermediate frequency reference provides for operation of an audio processor without requiring an external master clock. Input audio streams are sample-rate converted to an intermediate sample rate derived from the internal oscillator, which may be an LC oscillator. One or more... Agent: Mitch Harris, LLC - Cirrus
20100182063 - Flip-flop circuit with internal level shifter: A flip-flop circuit with an internal level shifter includes an input stage, a clock input stage, an output stage and a level shifting stage. The output stage generates an output signal based on an input signal received by the input stage and a clock signal received by the clock input... Agent: Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attys.
20100182064 - Data delay control circuit and method: A data delay control circuit and method that can adaptively reflect changes in an operating environment, such as an operating temperature, an operating voltage and a manufacturing process of a semiconductor chip. The data delay control circuit is designed to be able to adaptibly delay data when an expected delay... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100182065 - Multi-phase ultra-wideband signal generator using differential pulse oscillators and array thereof: The present invention relates to a multi-phase ultra-wideband signal generator using differential pulse oscillators and an array thereof. The multi-phase ultra-wideband signal generator using differential pulse oscillators and an array thereof includes N pulse oscillators for generating pulse signals based on supply of power. The multi-phase ultra-wideband signal generator further... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20100182066 - Clock generating circuit: A main (sub) clock circuit comprising a first (second) capacitor, a first (second) current-supply circuit to supply to the first (second) capacitor a first (third) current for charging at a predetermined-current value or a second (fourth) current for discharging at a predetermined-current value, a first (second) charge/discharge-control circuit to output... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20100182067 - Ac clamp circuit for video applications: This invention is a clamp circuit for a video input. The clamp circuit includes: a coupling capacitor; a differential amplifier comparing a video input to predetermined reference voltage; a clamp transistor having a gate connected to the output terminal of the differential amplifier and a source-drain path connected between a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100182068 - Method and apparatus for accounting for changes in transistor characteristics: A device for accounting for changes in characteristics of a transistor is presented. The device includes a transistor and a comparator receiving a feedback signal from the transistor and a reference signal. The comparator provides an output to a bias voltage generator. The bias voltage generator includes an input connected... Agent: Innovation Counsel LLP
20100182069 - Systems and methods involving transducer signals: A system for operating a transducer comprising, a first node connected to a first transducer, a first photo-activated switching device having a first source, a first drain connected to the first node, and a first gate operative to receive a first logic signal, a first terminal connected to the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100182070 - Output buffer and source driver utilizing the same: An output buffer including a first input stage circuit, a first output stage circuit, a second output stage circuit, a first switching module, and a second switching module is disclosed. The first output stage circuit is coupled to a first data line. The second output stage circuit is coupled to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100182071 - High-voltage solid-state switch: A solid-state switch according to the invention is designed to be connected in series with a load. The switch comprises at least two electric switching means connected in parallel, measuring means designed to measure an electric voltage at the terminals of the electric switching means and a main current flowing... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100182072 - Patch panel: A patch panel includes a connector, a first switch circuit, a number of output circuits, a number of output terminals, and a complex programmable logic device (CPLD). The CPLD is capable of receiving a control signal from a controller via the connector, and sending the control signal to one of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100182073 - Semiconductor component with annularly-closed contacting: A semiconductor component includes a substrate, at least one oblong first electrode disposed on the substrate and at least one second electrode disposed on the substrate. The first and/or the second electrode respectively are closed in its longitudinal direction.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100182074 - Signal output apparatus, a charge pump, a voltage doubler and a method to output current: A signal output apparatus, a charge pump, a voltage doubler and a method to output current. They use the interior circuit of a chip to generate an oscillation signal whose swing is between 0 and 2×VIN, and use it to drive a charge pump type voltage doubler which uses a... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100182075 - Power energy supply system with ultracapacitor for vehicle: A power energy supply system includes a power generating device, at least one ultracapacitor, and an electronic control module (ECM) for supplying power energy to electric loads coupled to a vehicle circuit system under control of the ECM. The ECM includes a reference voltage value, a voltage-boosting circuit, and a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100182076 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: A semiconductor integrated circuit device achieving an active state in which a high speed operation is performed and an inactive state in which a low leakage state is retained while an internal logical state is retained, and a transition between the two states can be achieved at high speed with... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20100182077 - Discrete filter, sampling mixer and wireless device: A sampling filter of such circuitry as not requiring a high frequency REF signal even if the number of decimation is decreased. In the sampling filter, the rotate capacitor in each switched capacitor circuit including Cr (7a-7d) arranged in four parallel arrays operates in four phases of integration, discharge, reset... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20100182078 - Methods and apparatus for reducing coupling in a mos device: Mutual capacitances between regions of a MOS device become substantial factors that limit the speed and performance of the device as the device dimensions are reduced in size. A MOS transistor with a shielding structure formed above the gate is described. The shielding structure is connected to ground and is... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100176845 - Method for detecting the locking of a phase-locked loop and associated device: A method is for detecting locking of a phase-locked loop that generates an output signal and includes a phase comparator receiving, as an input, a reference signal and a second signal based upon the output signal. A time window having a duration of at least two periods of a third... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100176846 - Differential hybrid circuit: A main driver amplifier generates first differential signals (Vdp/Vdn) based on pattern data (PAT). A replica driver amplifier generates second differential signals (Vcp/Vcn) based on the pattern data (PAT). Two subtractors generate electric potential difference signals (HP=RP−Vep) and (HN=RN−Ven), respectively. Two sample hold circuits sample the electric potential difference signals... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100176847 - Voltage-current converter and filter circuit using same: The voltage-current converter of the present invention includes a converter input terminal, a converter output terminal, a voltage-current conversion unit for converting voltage that is applied as input to the converter input terminal to current, and a current extraction unit for intermittently extracting current from the output terminal of the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100176849 - Closed loop surge protection technique for differential amplifiers: A differential amplifier with surge protection is described. The differential amplifier includes a first output driver device, a second output driver device, a first replica device, a second replica device, a current comparator, and a clamp circuit. The first replica device is configured to be a replica of the first... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20100176848 - Input/output buffer circuit: A circuit includes an input/output buffer circuit. The input/output buffer circuit includes an output buffer circuit and a bias control circuit. The output buffer circuit provides an output voltage in response to output information. The bias control circuit provides an output buffer bias voltage based on the output voltage.... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100176850 - Device for converting an electric current: A device for converting an electric current or for forming an electric voltage, Includes semiconductor modules connected in series and having at least one controllable power semiconductor, a high-voltage control unit lying at the potential of one of the semiconductor modules and a low-voltage control unit lying close to a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100176851 - Pulse width modulation circuit capable of linearly adjusting duty cycle with voltage and related method: A pulse width modulation circuit capable of linearly adjusting duty cycle with voltage, which comprises an input voltage source for generating an input voltage, a regulator for generating a regulated voltage, a first voltage-dividing unit for providing a first divided voltage, a second voltage-dividing unit for providing a second divided... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100176852 - Spread spectrum clock generator using arrival locked loop technology: A new technique using arrival locked loop technology to produce a spread spectrum clock signal with random frequency modulation and with precise variable frequency spread is presented. The arrival locked loop includes three modules, the arrival comparator with a precise spread control, the loop filter and the VCO. An arrival... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center
20100176853 - Monitoring apparatus and computer-readable storage medium: A monitoring apparatus monitors a system including an oscillator with a variable oscillation frequency. The monitoring apparatus has a transmitting unit to transmit an information collecting instruction for collecting state information of the system to the system at an arbitrary monitoring timing, and a control unit to perform a control... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100176854 - Delay circuit: Provided is a delay circuit that has a delay time period independent of a power supply voltage and has the equal delay time period between a case of a change in input signal from Low to High and a case of a change in input signal from High to Low.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100176855 - Pulse width modulated circuitry for integrated devices: An apparatus for producing a separate pulse width modulation signal for each of a plurality of integrated devices, comprising circuitry for each integrated device having structures that :receive and convert a digital signal for each integrated device to an analog voltage level; sample the analog voltage level and storing such... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff
20100176856 - Method and apparatus for detecting and adjusting characteristics of a signal: Disclosed is a circuit that adjusts a characteristic of a signal transmitted from a transmitter to a receiver over a communication channel (e.g., a wire, a backplane, etc.). The circuit includes a latch that receives the signal at a predetermined point in the circuit and samples a voltage of the... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
20100176857 - Apparatus for outputting complementary signals using bootstrapping technology: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for outputting complementary signals using bootstrapping technology. The apparatus for outputting complementary signals includes a precharaged logic block, one or more output nodes, and a bootstrapping circuit block. The precharged differential logic block generates a differential signal depending on an input signal. The one or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100176858 - Signal oversampling for improved s:n in reflector movement system: Eight or more transition points are generated during a given period, and are used in tracking movement of an interferometer reflector. Duty cycles of generated square waves are used to establish precise intervals between the transition points, and precise wave-phase relationships.... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100176859 - Self-protecting core system: The present invention is applicable to an electronic device including a master, a slave, a bus coupling the master and the slave and a clock generator for providing a system clock to the master and slave. The clock generator determines whether the received data is correct on a cycle-by-cycle basis.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100176860 - Clocked d-type flip flop circuit: A clocked D-type Flip-Flop circuit has a transmission gate to admit an input data and to provide an intermediate output to a clock-controlled inverter based on the clock signals. The clock-controlled inverter is used as a latch for latching the output signal from the transmission gate and releases the latched... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100176861 - Electronic device and delay circuit thereof: A delay circuit is used for receiving an input signal from a signal source. The delay circuit includes a delay unit, a switch unit, and a generator. The switch unit is used for receiving a voltage from a power supply and selectively transmitting the voltage to the delay unit according... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100176862 - Gain control circuit and method of gain control: The present invention relates to a gain control circuit, which detects an output signal of a front-end circuit to produce a detection signal. An operation unit performs an accumulation operation to the detection signal and thereby produces an operation signal. In addition, the operation unit also resets the operation unit... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20100176863 - Signal converter and method thereof: A signal converter and a method thereof are provided. The signal converter and the method are adapted for a voltage signal converting application. The signal converter and the method are adapted for converting a high voltage sine wave signal into a low voltage full wave and/or low wave signal, and... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20100176864 - Level shifter circuit: A level shifter circuit is disclosed. The circuit receives a digital input signal characterized by a logical high state having a first high voltage level and generates an output node for driving a digital output signal characterized by a logical high state having a second high voltage level. The output... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20100176865 - Gain control with multiple integrators: A system according to one embodiment includes an analog input for receiving an analog signal; a variable gain amplifier coupled to the analog input; a first integrator coupled to the variable gain amplifier for controlling the gain of the analog signal; a second integrator generating control signals for controlling functions... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibm
20100176866 - Signal preprocessing device comprising band-pass filters for structure-borne noise sensors: A method for preprocessing structure-borne sound sensor signals is also disclosed, in which a filtering operation is carried out in which at least two frequency bands, which are at least to a certain extent part of the structure-borne sound spectrum, are transmitted. Use of the above device in electronic motor... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100176867 - Noise generator: A noise generator for generating band-limited noise from a plurality of sinusoidal signals at the same level and equidistant frequency position in the noise spectrum is provided. A noise signal has a low crest factor and for this purpose the phase position of each individual sinusoidal signal is determined.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100176868 - Time interleaved track and hold: The present application relates to an apparatus comprising a first transistor element, with at least three terminals, and at least one switching unit. The present application relates also to a method, computer readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and a track and hold circuit comprising the apparatus. The... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20100176869 - Temperature compensation circuit: A temperature compensation circuit according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a bias circuit configured to output a bias current having a current value increasing in proportion to an absolute temperature in a low-temperature region in which a temperature is lower than a predetermined temperature, and having a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100176870 - Semiconductor device and operation mode switch method: A semiconductor device has: a pull-up circuit connectable to an internal terminal; a pull-down circuit connectable to the internal terminal; and an operation mode switch circuit. The operation mode switch circuit switches an operation mode based on a potential of the internal terminal when the pull-up circuit is connected to... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100176871 - Signal receiver and voltage compensation method thereof: A signal receiver includes a first-stage circuit, a second-stage circuit, a current compensation circuit, and a biasing circuit. A first input end of the first-stage circuit receives a reference voltage, and a second end of the first-stage circuit receives an input signal. A first input end and a second input... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100176872 - Charge pump circuit, lcd driver ic, and electronic appliance: A charge pump circuit 31a of the present invention includes: a step-up capacitor Cc2 charged and discharged in repeated cycles; a charger (SW2a to SW2c) that makes a first end T2a of the step-up capacitor Cc2 conduct to an input voltage VR application terminal and makes a second end T2b... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100176873 - Internal voltage generator for semiconductor integrated circuit capable of compensating for change in voltage level: The internal voltage generator includes a level detector for comparing an internal voltage with a reference voltage to output a level detecting signal; a pump controller for outputting a pump enable signal in response to a mode signal and the level detecting signal; and a voltage pump for generating the... Agent: Venable LLP
20100176874 - Voltage detection circuit: Provided is a voltage detection circuit having a small circuit scale. A P-type metal oxide semiconductor (PMOS) transistor (11) has an absolute value (Vtp) of its threshold voltage, which is equal to a minimum operating voltage. If a power supply voltage (VDD) becomes higher than the minimum operating voltage, the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100176877 - Direct-current potential generation circuit, multistage circuit and communication apparatus: A current source generates a direct-current potential at a terminal of a resistor by supplying a current to the resistor and a diode-connected transistor coupled to the resistor in series.... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100176876 - Fuel cell system: A fuel cell system, and a method of operating the fuel cell system to measure a performance difference of unit cells via an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and to drive the ASIC with a low voltage from a separately included power source supply device.... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100176875 - Method for improving power-supply rejection: An electronic circuit may comprise an input stage powered by a supply voltage and configured to receive a reference signal. The circuit may further comprise an output stage powered by the supply voltage and coupled to the input stage, and configured to generate an error signal based on: the reference... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100176878 - Capacitively and conductively coupled multiplexer: A capacitively and conductively coupled multiplexer (C3mux) circuit is described. This C3mux circuit includes a set of nonlinear coupling capacitors, such as metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors, that can multiplex multiple input signals while minimizing the parasitic capacitance penalty associated with the ‘off’ paths. In particular, the capacitance of a given MOS... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100171527 - Phase comparator and phase-locked loop: A phase comparator is provided that solves the problem that a VCO cannot be controlled with high precision. A frequency divider frequency-divides a VCO signal applied as input to an input terminal (10) in steps, and supplies the VCO signals of each step as output. A latch unit latches the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100171526 - Phase-discriminating device and method: A high-accuracy and computational efficient phase-discriminating device is provided and includes a phase-discriminating unit. The phase-discriminating unit converts an input and a reference signals into an input and a reference sequences respectively by a one-bit A/D conversion operation, determines a first value, an in-phase component and a quadrature component of... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100171528 - Apparatus for detecting clock failure and method therefor: A clock failure detection circuit comprises clock failure detection logic having a clock input providing an input clock signal, a counter and a reference clock input providing a reference clock signal to the counter for counting a number of reference clock cycles. The counter comprises a reset input arranged to... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100171529 - System and method for on-chip jitter and duty cycle: An apparatus for measuring time interval between two selected edges of a clock signal. includes an edge generator, a first multi-tap delay module, a second multi-tap delay module, and a multi-element phase detector. The edge generator produces a first edge at a first output node and a second selected edge... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20100171530 - Time-to-amplitude converter component: A time-to-amplitude component having an integrated designed configured to measure a time difference between a start signal and a stop signal includes a first time-to-amplitude converter having a delay chain, a resistor network, a capacitor configured to be chargeable via the resistor network, and a respective driver. The component further... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer
20100171531 - Output buffer with high driving ability: An output buffer including a first differential input stage, a primary output stage, and a secondary output stage is provided herein. The first differential input stage respectively receives a first and a second input signals via a first and a second input terminals. The primary output stage includes a first... Agent: J C Patents
20100171532 - Phase synchronization loop type frequency synthesizer of fractional n-type, and phase shift circuit with frequency converting function: Provided is a phase-locked loop frequency synthesizer, including: a reference oscillator; a voltage controlled oscillator; a variable frequency divider that divides the high frequency signal in frequency to output a feedback signal; a phase comparator that compares the reference signal and the feedback signal with each other to output a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100171534 - Clock generating apparatus and clock generating method: A clock generating apparatus includes a phase-difference measuring device for measuring a difference in phase between a reference clock and a feedback clock generated by a divider with a high-speed clock generated by a multiplier, an averager for averaging the measured phase difference, and an output clock generator for returning... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100171533 - Pll circuit: A PLL comprises a current-controlled oscillator (18) for generating an output clock signal based on a current signal generated based on a phase difference between a reference clock signal and a feedback clock signal, a current source (28), and an initialization switch (26) for performing an open/close operation based on... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100171535 - Calibration system and method for phase-locked loops: A method for calibrating a bandwidth of a phase-locked loop begins with detecting an error signal generated by the phase-locked loop in response to a stimulus signal. The difference between the integral of the error signal and a nominal value thereof is computed, and the bandwidth of the phase-locked loop... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100171537 - Dll circuit and method of controlling the same: A delay locked loop (DLL) circuit includes a first feedback loop configured to delay a reference clock signal with a delay line, wherein the first feedback loop is further configured to generate a correction clock signal by correcting a duty cycle of the reference clock signal by adjusting a delay... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100171536 - Voltage selecting circuit, voltage providing circuit utilizing the voltage selecting circuit, and signal delaying system utilizing the voltage providing circuit: A voltage providing circuit includes: a first voltage providing circuit, for generating a first voltage; a switch device, for receiving a first voltage; a second voltage providing circuit, for providing a second voltage; a control circuit, for controlling the switch device and the second voltage providing circuit, wherein in a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100171538 - Buffer for driving circuit and method thereof: A buffer for a driving circuit includes a first transistor, a second transistor and a slew rate controlling circuit. The first transistor serves to provide a current to an output terminal. The second transistor serves to sink a current from the output terminal. The slew rate controlling circuit serves to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100171539 - Slew rate control circuit: A slew rate control circuit is disclosed. An output impedance buffer and a slew rate buffer are coupled in parallel. An edge detector detects an input signal to accordingly control the output impedance buffer and the slew rate buffer, such that the input signal passes through the slew rate buffer... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100171540 - System and method of changing a pwm power spectrum: In a particular embodiment, a circuit device includes a pulse edge control circuit to receive at least one pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal from a PWM source. The pulse edge control circuit is adapted to selectively invert and swap the at least one PWM signal with a logic-inverted duty-cycle complement of... Agent: Polansky & Associates, P.l.l.c.
20100171541 - Constant phase digital attenuator with on-chip matching circuitry: Various embodiments are directed to providing constant phase digital attenuation. In one embodiment, a digital attenuator circuit (100) comprises an input node (102) to receive an input signal to be attenuated, an output node (104) to output an attenuated signal, a reference loss path (106) between the input node (102)... Agent: Christopher P. Maiorana, P.C.
20100171542 - Reconfigurable mixer with gain control: A frequency mixer or modulator circuit that is reconfigurable through electronic programming among active and passive operation, and/or harmonic and sub-harmonic operation, and/or up-conversion and down-conversion, and/or no-overlap, off-overlap, and on-overlap mixing, and/or upper-sideband modulation and lower-sideband modulation. In one example, the frequency mixer or modulator circuit also includes automatic... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100171543 - Packaged power switching device: A packaged switching device for power applications includes at least one pair of power MOSFET transistor dies connected between upper and lower power source rail leads, a high side one of the pair of MOSFET transistor dies being connected to the upper power source rail lead and a low side... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100171545 - High voltage generator and word line driving high voltage generator of memory device: A high voltage generator includes: a detection unit for comparing a reference voltage with a high voltage and detecting a voltage level of the high voltage; an oscillator selection unit for generating a first control signal and a second control signal in response to an output signal of the detection... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100171544 - Voltage generator and memory device including of the same: A voltage generator and a memory device including the voltage generator are provided. The voltage generator includes a clock generation unit which outputs a plurality of clock signals; a charge pumping unit which comprises a plurality of charge pumps, wherein one from among the plurality of charge pumps is enabled... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100171546 - Polycrystalline silicon thin film transistors with bridged-grain structures: A low temperature polycrystalline silicon device and techniques to manufacture thereof with excellent performance. Employing doped poly-Si lines which we called a bridged-grain structure (BG), the intrinsic or lightly doped channel is separated into multiple regions. A single gate covering the entire active channel including the doped lines is still... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100171547 - Pseudo bandgap voltage reference circuit: A pseudo bandgap voltage reference circuit includes a first transistor and a second transistor, each coupled to a supply voltage node. The circuit also includes an amplifier circuit coupled to a gate terminal of each of the first and the second transistors, a current source coupled to the supply voltage... Agent: Mhkkg / Globalfoundries
20100171548 - Analog fir filter: An analog finite impulse response (AFIR) filter including at least one variable transconductance block having an input for receiving an input voltage and being adapted to sequentially apply each of a plurality of transconductance levels to the input voltage during at least one of a plurality of successive time periods... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100171549 - Variable gain amplifier circuit and filter circuit: This variable gain amplifier is provided with an operational amplifier. The non-inversion input terminal of the operational amplifier is connected to a reference potential. A feedback resistor is connected between the output terminal and inversion input terminal of the operational amplifier. An input resistor is inserted between the inversion input... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20100164550 - Comparing device having hysteresis characteristics and voltage regulator using the same: Embodiments include a comparing device having hysteresis characteristics and a voltage regulator using the same. The voltage regulator includes a comparator which compares a comparison voltage with a reference voltage and outputs a result of the comparison, a switching controller which generates a plurality of switching signals in response to... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164551 - Sample-and-hold (s/h) circuit: A sample-and-hold circuit (100) is provided that that includes a sample-and-hold switch (125), an integrator circuit (180) designed to generate an output voltage (VOUT) signal, and a bias voltage (VBIAS) source (185). The sample-and-hold switch (125) incldues a first switch (130), a second switch (140), and a third switch (150).... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)
20100164552 - Ratio meter for temperature sensor: In some embodiments, a new DTS implementation, which employs the conventional Vbe/ΔVbe temperature dependent principles but substitutes a voltage-to-frequency (V/F) based ratio meter for the DAC based approach. This new approach can result in a more simplified circuit that may be more variation tolerant and can require less power and... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100164553 - Current sensing circuit: A current sensing circuit includes a power transistor, a sensing transistor configured to copy a current flowing through the power transistor at a predetermined ratio, a current sensing resistor configured to detect a voltage from the current copied by the sensing transistor, an input resistor configured to convert an input... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164554 - Filter circuit, continuous time filter, and signal reproducing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a filter circuit includes: a first circuit to convert an input voltage into a current using a transfer conductance as a conversion coefficient; a capacitor connected to an output terminal of the first circuit; a second circuit connected to the first circuit and capacitor, and configured... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100164555 - Waveform generation device, waveform generation method, and program: Provided is a waveform generating apparatus that generates a signal having an arbitrary waveform, comprising a waveform memory that stores a plurality of pieces of waveform data that each include a sequence of signal values; a filtering section that (i) reads from the waveform memory a piece of waveform data... Agent: Masao Yoshimura
20100164557 - Active echo on-die repeater circuit: A repeater circuit. The repeater circuit includes two output circuits, two echo circuits, two activation circuits, and two deactivation circuits. Responsive to detecting a logical transition of an input signal, one of the activation circuits is configured to activate a corresponding output circuit, which is configured to drive an output... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100164556 - Converting dynamic repeaters to conventional repeaters: A method for converting a repeater circuit from a dynamic repeater circuit to a static repeater circuit. The method includes disconnecting a feedback path coupled to a first stage of the dynamic repeater circuit and electrically shorting gate terminals of first and second transistors of a second stage to each... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100164558 - Follower output buffer: Embodiments include but are not limited to apparatuses and systems including an output buffer including an input terminal for receiving an input signal, an output terminal for outputting an output signal, and a follower circuit coupling the input terminal and the output terminal, the follower circuit including at least one... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20100164559 - Power-on circuit: The power-on circuit includes a first I/O voltage detector configured to detect whether or not an I/O voltage is applied and output an I/O voltage detection signal based on the detected result, a second I/O voltage detector configured to detect when the applied I/O voltage becomes a reference level value... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164560 - Semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus electronic apparatus and method of manufacturing semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus: A semiconductor integrated circuit apparatus includes a first circuit block including a critical path and second and third circuit blocks not including the critical path. A threshold voltage of a semiconductor element of a circuit in the first circuit block is equal to or lower than a threshold voltage of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100164561 - System and method for wideband phase-adjustable common excitation: A power generator system and apparatus that uses a frequency synthesizer in conjunction with an oscillator to lock both frequency of a drive signal with a reference signal. The oscillator center frequency is different from the nominal generator frequency, and as a consequence a variety of reference frequencies may be... Agent: Neugeboren O'dowd PC
20100164562 - Clock generator, multimodulus frequency divider and deta-sigma modulater thereof: A clock generator is illustrated. The clock generator mentioned above includes a multimodulus frequency divider and a delta-sigma modulator. The multimodulus frequency divider is archived by switching the phase thereof. The multimodulus frequency divider increases the operating frequency of the clock generator effectively, and has a characteristic with half period... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100164563 - Slope compensation circuit: A slope compensation circuit includes apparatus includes an oscillator for generating a first clock signal having a reference frequency, a ramp signal generator for generating a ramp signal having a duty ratio of about 50% or higher based on the first clock signal, and a slope compensation signal generator for... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164565 - Semiconductor start control device, method, and system: A semiconductor device provided which includes: an external power supply detection circuit which detects that an external power supply is turned on and outputs a first detection signal; an internal power supply voltage generation circuit which generates an internal power supply voltage based on the external power supply; a reference... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100164564 - Starting apparatus and starting method: A starting apparatus includes: a storage unit storing an identifier; a rectifying unit rectifying a reception signal; a generating unit comparing the reception signal rectified in the rectifying unit to a reference signal and generating a digital signal from the reception signal; a judging unit judging whether or not the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100164566 - Delay locked loop circuit and operational method thereof: A delay locked loop circuit includes a clock buffering block to generate first and second internal clocks corresponding to first and second edges of a source clock in response to a clock buffering control signal, respectively, wherein generation of the second internal clock is controlled by a duty correcting operation... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164567 - Internal supply voltage generating circuit and method for generating internal supply voltage: An internal supply voltage generating circuit includes a clock comparator configured to compare a first clock signal having clock information corresponding to a level of a reference voltage with a second clock signal having clock information corresponding to a level of an internal supply voltage, a control signal generator configured... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164568 - Low power variable delay circuit: A variable delay circuit includes at least a fixed delay unit, a first selection unit, and variable delay unit. The fixed delay unit receives an input signal and a first delay selection signal indicative of a first delay, and outputs a first delayed signal that is substantially the input signal... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100164569 - Circuit arrangement for filtering unwanted signals from a clock signal, processing system and method of filtering unwanted signals from a clock signal: A circuit arrangement for detecting unwanted signals on a clock signal comprises an input for receiving the clock signal, and a Phase Lock Loop PLL circuit having a reference input coupled to the input of the circuit arrangement for receiving the clock signal and an output for providing a PLL... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100164570 - Device and method for generating clock signals for dc-dc converters: An electronic device includes a DC-DC converter for voltage conversion in a slave mode an in a master mode and including a phase locked loop. The phase locked loop comprises a controlled oscillator, a filter having an integration capacitor coupled to a control input of the controlled oscillator, a charge... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100164571 - Phase mixer and delay locked loop including the same: A phase mixer includes a phase mixing unit configured to mix a phase of a first input signal and a phase of a second input signal in response to a phase control signal and output a phase mixed signal whose phase is varied by one or more units of a... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164572 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes a latency signal generating circuit for generating a latency signal corresponding CAS latency by measuring a delay amount reflected at a delay locked loop and reflecting the measured delay amount at a read command signal, and a delay locked loop for controlling an internal clock signal... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164573 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device, includes a clock delay unit configured to include a plurality of delay units connected in series, where the delay amount of each delay unit varies depending on a level of a control voltage, for delaying a source clock to generate a feedback clock and mixing clocks outputted... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164574 - Simplified, extendable, edge-based watchdog for dll: A delay locked loop (DLL) is provided. Within this DLL is a watchdog circuit that determines whether harmonic lock is present. Based on this measurement, the watchdog circuit can provide adjustments to the DLL so as to change the length of the delay of the delay line to bring it... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100164575 - Data reproduction circuit: Provided is a data recovery circuit including an input data phase detection circuit for outputting a gate signal synchronized with a rising phase of input data, a gated multiphase oscillator for instantly generating N-phase clocks based on the gate signal as a trigger, data discriminating and reproducing circuits for outputting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100164577 - Semiconductor device and driving method thereof: A semiconductor device includes a plurality of synchronization clock generators configured to generate a plurality of synchronization clock signals by mixing phases of first and second source clock signals having an identical frequency, a first clock transmission path configured to sequentially apply the first source clock signal to the plurality... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164576 - Transit state element: A transit state element circuit. The transit state element circuit includes a clock input stage coupled to receive a clock signal, an output stage configured to drive an output signal on an output node and an activation stage coupled to an input node. The activation stage is configured to, responsive... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100164578 - Repeater circuit with staged output: A repeater circuit. The repeater circuit includes a first output stage having two output circuits, a second output stage having two additional output circuits, two activation circuits, and two deactivation circuits. Responsive to detecting a logical transition of an input signal, one of the activation circuits is configured to activate... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100164579 - Low cost ultra versatile mixed signal controller circuit: A low-cost ultra-versatile pulse width modulation (PWM)-timer controller system to control automations, AC-DC, DC-DC and power factor correction converter circuits comprising an under-voltage lock-out circuit, a voltage gap reference circuit, a driver circuit, a PWM logic circuit that allows for fixed or variable frequency having synchronization inputs and outputs, an... Agent: Schneck & Schneck
20100164580 - High speed clock signal duty cycle adjustment: A clock signal duty cycle adjustment circuit includes a duty cycle correction circuit that receives a clock input signal that may need duty cycle correction. The duty cycle correction circuit may derive first and second differential clock signals from the clock input signal. The first and second differential clock signals... Agent: Mark P. Kahler
20100164581 - Pulsed width modulated control method and apparatus: A pulse width modulated (PWM) controller has an input terminal for receiving a pulsed input signal having a first duty cycle, a power supply terminal for receiving a power supply voltage. a minimum duty cycle reference voltage signal, and a control circuit for providing a pulse-width-modulated (PWM) output signal having... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100164582 - Driving configuration of a switch: A circuit includes a switch, having first and second transistors, and a driving device for driving the switch. A latch circuit, coupled between respective common gate and source terminals of the first and second transistors, supplies the common gate terminal with first and second control signals to turn off and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100164583 - Method and system for setup/hold characterization in sequential cells: An on-chip logic cell timing characterization circuit is provided. Also provided are a method of conducting setup/hold characterization on a sequential cell and a method of characterizing propagation delay on a logic cell. A sequential cell on which setup/hold time is to be characterized is formed in duplicate with one... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100164584 - Timing generator: A delay setting data generator generates delay setting data based on rate data. A variable delay circuit delays the test pattern data by a delay time determined by the delay setting data with reference to a predefined unit amount of delay. First rate data designates the period of the test... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20100164585 - Semiconductor device with integrated delay chain: A semiconductor device wherein a delay chain is integrated; the semiconductor device having a semiconductor layer. The delay chain includes a plurality of delay cells placed in the semiconductor layer and electrically connected to each other so as to form the delay chain. The semiconductor device includes a first and... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100164586 - Progamable control clock circuit for arrays: A programmable clock control circuit includes a base block, a chop block, and a pulse width variation block coupled between the chop block and the base block that receives the chop block output and provides a pulse width variation output to the base block. The pulse width variation block is... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Austin
20100164587 - Digital synchronous circuit: A digital synchronous circuit includes a clock generator for generating a reference clock signal, a plurality of delays for delaying the reference clock signal by predetermined different times, a transition varying buffer for controlling input transitions of the clock signals received from the plurality of the delays, a transition controller... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164588 - Generating a full rail signal: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed, such as those that comprise a center-swing signal generator that includes a push-pull center-swing driver coupled to a common-mode pre-emphasis module, the center-swing signal generator to receive a low swing current mode logic (CML) signal and output a center-swing signal, and a full-swing cross-coupled... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron
20100164589 - Operational amplifier: An operational amplifier capable of suppressing power consumption and noise generation includes an offset modifier including a differential amplification circuit, and an offset memory for storing an offset voltage using a latch circuit. The differential amplification circuit includes first and second NMOS transistors connected to an input terminal, first and... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164590 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: An N-channel transistor is provided as a switch between a high potential power line and a low potential power line. A high-pass filter is constituted by a capacitor and a resistor. When a voltage between the high potential power line and the low potential power line is started to oscillate... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20100164593 - Fast differential level shifter and boot strap driver including the same: A boot strap driver including a fast differential level shifter are disclosed. The fast differential level shifter may include a first differential amplifier differentially amplifying a pulse width modulation signal and an inverted pulse width modulation signal and outputting a first differential amplification voltage and a second differential amplification voltage... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164592 - Level shift circuit: A level shift circuit. A level shift circuit may include a first voltage supply control unit connected to a first voltage terminal to control a supply of a first voltage via a first and/or second path according to statuses of first and/or second input signals inputted differentially, a second voltage... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164591 - Power detection system and circuit for high voltage supply and low voltage devices: A power detect system and circuit for detecting a voltage level of an input/output supply voltage (VDDIO) in a circuit of low voltage devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the power detect system and circuit includes a voltage divider coupled between the VDDIO and a negative supply voltage (VSS) for... Agent: GlobalIPServices, PLLC
20100164594 - System and method for charge integration: An arrangement for charge integration comprises a charge-generating circuit (2) that provides a charge-dependent signal, and a coupling circuit (20) comprising a first and a second transistor (T1, T2). The first transistor (T1) can be controlled in dependence on the charge-dependent signal. The second transistor (T2) is configured to forward... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100164595 - Down-converter mixer: A down-converter mixer may include a Gilbert cell, two transistor differential pairs, which drive output loads, and transistors defining respective tail generators coupled to common source nodes of the differential pairs. The transistors may receive a radio-frequency signal mixable with a local oscillator signal applied symmetrically between the differential pairs... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100164596 - Multivalued logic circuit: In a bridge adder circuit, a first and a second complementary pair of current mirrors is connected between the input terminals and a positive and a negative supply voltage bus, respectively, to control a first and a second push-pull output stage. The outputs of the push-pull output stages are connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100164597 - Bootstrap transistor circuit: A switch circuit is described, where a switch to be controlled is formed of two NMOS transistors having their source terminals connected together and their gate terminals connected together. Their drain terminals are the input and output terminals of the switch. A driver circuit controls a bootstrap circuit that is... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20100164598 - Semiconductor device and control method of switch transistor thereof: A semiconductor device of the present invention includes a plurality of switch cells having a switch transistor that controls conducting states of a global power supply line and a local power supply line according to a control signal, and a delay circuit that delays the control signal and transmits the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100164599 - Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus using the same: The transistor suffers the variation caused in threshold voltage or mobility due to gathering of the factors of the variation in gate insulator film resulting from a difference in manufacture process or substrate used and of the variation in channel-region crystal state. The present invention provides an electric circuit having... Agent: Eric Robinson
20100164600 - Novel charge pump: A charge pump circuit includes a first voltage supply circuit configured to provide a first supply voltage in response to a first and second input signals. A first capacitor is coupled to the first voltage supply circuit. A first switch circuit is configured to provide a second supply voltage to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100164601 - Control circuit for a power semiconductor assembly and power semiconductor assembly: Disclosed is a control circuit for controlling a controllable power semiconductor switch, and to a power semiconductor module. The control circuit comprises at least two circuit sets, each having a power driver. The power driver of each of the circuit sets is provided with power via impedance components having an... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100164602 - Temperature sensing circuit: A temperature sensing circuit includes a temperature-dependent voltage generating block configured to generate a plurality temperature-dependent voltages having voltage levels that are changed according to temperature; and a comparing block configured to compare each voltage level of the temperature-dependent voltages with a voltage level of a predetermined voltage to output... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164604 - Fuse circuit and layout designing method thereof: A fuse circuit for sensing a fuse connected state and layout designing method thereof are disclosed. Embodiments include a fuse program control unit providing a fuse open voltage in response to a program signal, a fuse cell unit configured to use a contact resistor connecting a node supplied with the... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164603 - Programmable fuse and anti-fuse elements and methods of changing conduction states of same: A programmable anti-fuse element includes a substrate (224), an N-well (426) in the substrate, an electrically insulating layer (427) over the N-well, and a gate electrode (430) over the electrically insulating layer. The gate electrode has n-type doping so that the N-well is able to substantially contain within its boundaries... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC C/o Cpa Global
20100164605 - Semiconductor integrated circuit: A semiconductor integrated circuit is capable of minimizing/decreasing the increase in the inductance of a package due to a power supply network thereof. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first power mesh configured to supply a first power to a first internal circuit, a second power mesh configured to supply... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164606 - Dc biasing circuit for a metal oxide semiconductor transistor: A method for biasing a MOS transistor includes AC coupling an input signal from an amplifier stage to a gate of the MOS transistor. The method includes connecting a pair of diodes in an opposing parallel configuration to a bias transistor and a current source. Further, the method includes generating... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group
20100164607 - Semiconductor device that can adjust substrate voltage: To provide a semiconductor device including: a MOS transistor formed in a semiconductor substrate and have a threshold voltage to be adjusted, a replica transistor of the MOS transistor, a monitoring circuit monitors a gate/source voltage needed when the replica transistor flows a current having a given designed value, a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100164608 - Bandgap circuit and temperature sensing circuit including the same: A temperature sensing circuit includes a bandgap unit configured to output a temperature voltage varying according to a temperature and a reference voltage sustaining a predetermined level. A comparator is configured to compare the temperature voltage and the reference voltage and output temperature information.... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC
20100164609 - Circuit for generating reference voltage: A reference voltage generating circuit includes a reference voltage generating unit generating a uniform reference voltage in response to a bias voltage, a bias voltage generating unit generating the bias voltage, and a start-up circuit, after activating the bias voltage generating unit by receiving a first supply voltage, canceling a... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC
20100164610 - Multiple circuit blocks with interblock control and power conservation: A mobile telephone is provided that includes a plurality of circuit blocks and adapted to cut off the supply of power source voltage to any one of the circuit blocks. The mobile telephone also includes an interblock interface circuit provided on a signal path between an elected circuit block and... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20100164611 - Leakage independent vry low bandwidth current filter: A current filter circuit is provided. The current filter circuit comprises a source transistor comprising a drain, a gate, and a source. The source of the source transistor is coupled to a reference voltage terminal, the gate of the source transistor is coupled to the gate of a mirror transistor,... Agent: Evergreen Valley Law Group
20100164612 - System and method for filtering electrophysiological signals: An acquired signal indicative of electrophysiological activity is filtered using both a wavelet filter and either a notch filter or a band-pass filter to eliminate noise or interference, such as power line interference. A wavelet transform is used to transform the acquired signal into the wavelet domain, where a wavelet... Agent: Sjm/afd-wiley Legal Department
20100164613 - Semiconductor device reducing leakage current of transistor: A semiconductor device includes: a first transistor having a control electrode coupled to an input node receiving a signal synchronized with a clock, a first conductive electrode coupled to an output node, and a second conductive electrode; a second transistor having a control electrode coupled to the input node, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100164614 - Structure and system of mixing poly pitch cell design under default poly pitch design rules: An integrated circuit including type-1 cells and a type-2 cell is presented. The type-1 cells have poly lines with a default poly pitch. The type-2 cell has poly lines with a non-default poly pitch. A first boundary region has at least one isolation area that lies between the type-1 cells... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.Previous industry: Electronic digital logic circuitry
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