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Niel Stephan: Multiple short local electrical connections for selective linkage of integrated circuit elements comprise masked selective humid attack of deposited metal. St Microelectronics, April 15, 2005: FR2860920-A1 (172 worldwide citation)

An electric connection selectively linking elements (10, 12) on an integrated circuit substrate (28) comprises: - (a) realizing the elements on a substrate of which a part of the surface is made of a first material, depositing, on the substrate and the elements, a second conducting material (44, 46) ...


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Giulio Corva, Adalberto Mariani: Method of regulating the supply voltage of a load and related voltage regulator. ST Microelectronics S r l, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, Lisa K Jorgenson, May 17, 2005: US06894471 (113 worldwide citation)

The method is for regulating the supply voltage of a load via a switching voltage regulator having an inductor driven by at least a power switch for delivering current to an output capacitor having a certain parasitic series resistance, connected between the output node of the regulator and ground a ...


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Bosco Angelo, Mancuso Massimo: Noise filter for bayer pattern image data. St Microelectronics, March 5, 2003: EP1289309-A1 (99 worldwide citation)

A method of filtering and an image filter (10) is disclosed. The filter is provided for a digital camera including image sensors sensitive to light, a color filter placed over sensitive elements of the sensors and patterned according to a Bayer mosaic pattern layout and an interpolation algorithm jo ...


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Raul Zegers Diaz, Jeyendran Balakrishnan, Jefferson Eugene Owen: Multi-standard decompression and/or compression device. ST Microelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, July 6, 1999: US05920353 (81 worldwide citation)

Circuits and methods for subdividing a decoder into functional blocks that can be accessed separately. The decoder includes a decoder module having a parser, a block decoder and a motion compensation engine, which can all be further subdivided into functional blocks. The functional blocks can be byp ...


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Mastromatteo Ubaldo, Murari Bruno: Process for forming front-back through contacts in micro-integrated electronic devices. St Microelectronics, June 30, 1999: EP0926723-A1 (67 worldwide citation)

The process comprises the steps of: forming a through hole (12) from the back of a semiconductor material body (1); forming a hole insulating layer (15) of electrically isolating material laterally covering the walls of the through hole; forming a through contact region (16) of conductive material l ...


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Galbiati Ezio, Salina Alberto: Monitoring of current in an inductive load, pwm driven through a bridge stage. St Microelectronics, February 17, 1999: EP0897213-A1 (67 worldwide citation)

The monitoring the current lowing through an inductive load driven through a bridge power stage in a PWM mode, by using a pair of complementary periodic reference signals and amplifying by a sensing amplifier the signal existing on of a current sensing resistor functionally connected in series with ...


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Lepert Arnaud Yves, Thomas Danielle A, Do Bento Vieira Antonio: Apparatus and method for contacting a conductive layer. St Microelectronics, July 12, 2000: EP1018697-A2 (65 worldwide citation)

A structure and method for creating a contact between a conductive layer and a pad for dissipating electrostatic charges comprising the steps of, forming a pad and a composite insulating layer between and over conductive plates on a substrate, wherein the insulating layer isolates and protects the c ...


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Botti Edoardo, Cagnetti Fabio: Multi-channel power amplifier with channels independently self-configuring bridge or single-ended output, particulary for audio applications. St Microelectronics, December 15, 2004: EP1487100-A1 (64 worldwide citation)

A multi-channel power amplifier for driving a plurality of loads, each associated to a respective channel, each channel comprising a pair of operational amplifiers, first and second, one operational amplifier of each channel being connectable by configuring switches either in a bridge configuration ...


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Spinola Durante Guido, Balzelli Ludovico Alessandro, Zerbini Sarah: Microelectromechanical integrated sensor structure with rotary driving motion. St Microelectronics, September 12, 2007: EP1832841-A1 (61 worldwide citation)

A driving mass (3) of an integrated microelectromechanical structure (1) is moved with a rotary motion about an axis of rotation (z), and a first sensing mass (16a) is connected to the driving mass (3) via elastic supporting elements (20) so as to perform a first detection movement in the presence o ...


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Piccinelli Emiliano, Pau Danilo, Zuccaro Amedeo: Hierarchical recursive motion estimator for video images encoder. St Microelectronics, September 22, 1999: EP0944245-A1 (61 worldwide citation)

By relaying on a temporal correlation among successive pictures beside on a spatial correlation of motion vectors of macroblocks of the currently processed picture and by the use of a hierarchical recursive motion estimation algorithm, the hardware complexity of video coders complying with the MPEG- ...