Robert M Lumley: Digital computer having code conversion apparatus for an encrypted program. Western Electric Company, B W Sheffield, M M de Picciotto, December 15, 1981: US04306289 (212 worldwide citation)

The architecture of a conventional digital computer, for example, a microprocessor, is modified by interposing a multiplexer (31), a logic array (32) and a demultiplexer (33) between the instruction register (17) and instruction decoder (18). The logic array "scrambles" the bits in each instruction ...

Harold E Lloyd, Joseph F Pollitt: Method, apparatus and lead frame for assembling leads with terminals on a substrate. Western Electric Company, D D Bosben, October 18, 1977: US04054238 (192 worldwide citation)

Each lead frame in a continuous strip of lead frames is formed with opposed pairs of integral and subsequently removable aligning tabs for locating a substrate on the lead frame such that leads of the lead frame and respective terminals on the substrate are in alignment. The aligning tabs initially ...

Sharp Donald Jex: Nonreflecting photomasks and methods of making same. Western Electric Company Incorporated, November 23, 1971: US3622319 (168 worldwide citation)

A nonreflecting photomask comprises a pattern of an anodized, film-forming material on a transparent substrate. The thickness of the anodic oxide is chosen such that when the mask is employed in selectively exposing a photoresist-coated body to light (by placing the oxide against the photoresist), d ...

Charles Robert Fegley, Frank Joseph Valentino: Electroluminescent display and method of making. Western Electric Company, R Y Peters, October 18, 1977: US04054814 (135 worldwide citation)

An electroluminescent display device includes at least two elongated, conductive contacts substantially adjacent to and spaced from each other with at least two substantially coextensive ends. A light-emitting element is electrically coupled between the coextensive ends. An elongated insulating base ...

Michael T Gursky: Carrier tapes for semiconductor devices. Western Electric Company, D C Watson, R D Lott, November 18, 1980: US04234666 (132 worldwide citation)

A carrier tape (20) is provided for assembling components to make semiconductor devices. The tape (20) is made from soft, copper foil (21). Patterns (27) containing clusters (24) of inner leads (28) and (30) are accurately formed into tape (20) for bonding to chips (52).

John P W Flemming: Articulated robot arm and method of moving same. Western Electric Company Incorporated, B W Sheffield, September 9, 1980: US04221997 (131 worldwide citation)

An articulated robot arm (10) comprises n arm sections (13, 16, 18, 21) pivotally mounted one to the other. A plurality of independently controlled servomotors (12, 14, 17, 19) at each of the arm joints moves the tip (22) of the arm towards the desired location. All arm angles are measured with resp ...

Dabby Franklin Winston, Kestenbaum Ami: Method of filtering modes in optical waveguides. Western Electric Company, Green Geoffrey D, Sheffield B W, Stavert J L, June 24, 1975: US3891302 (113 worldwide citation)

Modes are filtered in an optical waveguide by selecting and providing a periodic variation, such as a surface corrugation or a refractive index variation, in a filter region in the waveguide. The filter region diverts light in an unwanted mode from the propagation axis by scattering or reflection. B ...

Fred P Partus: Vapor delivery control system and method. Western Electric Company, Robert B Kennedy, June 30, 1981: US04276243 (105 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for controlling the delivery of vapor from a bubbler containing a supply of liquid through which a carrier gas is bubbled and from which bubbler vapor is delivered in a vapor stream entrained with the carrier gas. The method comprises the steps of sensing the ratio of vapor to ...

Edward Walter Sobanski: Circuitry for providing executive ringback in a PBX system. Western Electric Company, C S Phelan, May 11, 1976: US03956595 (101 worldwide citation)

In a telephone switching system wherein a plurality of line circuits are terminated in station sets, the line circuits are interconnectable to a plurality of trunk circuits through a multistage switching network. A call originated by a calling party to a called party, engaged in a conversation with ...

George K Celler, Lionel C Kimerling, Harry J Leamy, John M Poate, George A Rozgonyi: Patterned epitaxial regrowth using overlapping pulsed irradiation. Western Electric Company, Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, Samuel H Dworetsky, November 18, 1980: US04234358 (97 worldwide citation)

A technique isdescribed for removing defects and disorder from crystalline layers and the epitaxial regrowth of such layers. The technique involves depositing short term bursts of energy over a limited spatial region of a material thereby annealing the otherwise damaged material and causing it to ep ...