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Josef H Schuermann: Integrated vehicle communications system. Texas Instruments Deutschland, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, September 3, 1996: US05552789 (227 worldwide citation)

An integrated vehicle communications system for on-board use within a vehicle which may also communicate with external portions of the system which includes miniaturized, self-contained read/write transponders 20, 22, 30 of the type disclosed in Schuermann U.S. Pat. No. 5,053,774, for providing func ...


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Anthony Bessios: Method and apparatus for high-rate n/n+1 low-complexity modulation codes with adjustable codeword length and error control capability. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, Richard L Donaldson, January 25, 2000: US06018304 (117 worldwide citation)

Highly efficient, enhanced RLL and MTR constrained or modulation codes and a unified methodology for generating the same. The new codes also include partial error detection (PED) capability. RLL/PED code rates of 8/9, 16/17, 24/25 and 32/33 or higher are disclosed. The new generalized RLL/PED block ...


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Sharad Saxena, Amy J Unruh, Purnendu K Mozumder, Richard G Burch: Process flow design at the module effects level through the use of acceptability regions. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, Richard L Donaldson, June 15, 1999: US05912678 (115 worldwide citation)

Methods and processes to reduce the cost and cycle time of designing manufacturing flows are described, particularly for microelectronic integrated circuit processes. One embodiment of the present invention is a method which divides the task of designing process flows into a number of abstraction le ...


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Yi Jiang: Analog to digital converter with a differential output resistor-digital-to-analog-converter for improved noise reduction. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, Frederick J Telecky Jr, November 7, 2000: US06144331 (109 worldwide citation)

An improved successive-approximation type ADC that uses both charge-scaled and voltage scaled approximation. The present invention provides a high noise immunity, high speed ADC using a differential voltage scaled DAC. The differential voltage scaled output scheme of the present invention advantageo ...


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Yasushiro Nishioka, Scott R Summerfelt, Kyung Ho Park, Pijush Bhattacharya: Method of forming high-dielectric-constant material electrodes comprising sidewall spacers. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, February 6, 1996: US05489548 (106 worldwide citation)

Generally, the present invention utilizes a lower electrode comprising a sidewall spacer to form a top surface with rounded corners on which HDC material can be deposited without substantial cracking. An important aspect of the present invention is that the sidewall spacer does not reduce the electr ...


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Kenneth E Coulon, Satwinder D S Malhi: Compact foldable keyboard. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, January 27, 1998: US05712760 (101 worldwide citation)

A deployable keyboard similar in size to those found in notebooks or subnotebooks of the prior art or a full size keyboard is provide for portable electronic devices, such as personal data assistants (PDAs) allowing greater flexibility and easier input for the user without compromising the PDAs smal ...


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Shannon C Boesch, Charles L Haley: Method and apparatus for providing a portable computer with hot pluggable modular bays. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, Ronald O Neerings, Richard L Donaldson, October 13, 1998: US05822547 (95 worldwide citation)

A computer system 10, such as a notebook computer, uses a modular bay 12 to receive optional devices 14. Buffer circuits 36 selectively isolate the device 14 in the modular bay from respective buses 34. An SMI handler, or similar executable routine, recognizes events which affect the modular bay 12 ...


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Michael Knebelkamp: Inductor/antenna for a recognition system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 24, 1995: US05461386 (94 worldwide citation)

An improved inductor/antenna (100)improves the selectivity of a recognition system (10) by ensuring that only the transponder (14) closest to the inductor/antenna (100) of an interrogator (12) receives therefrom, and reacts to, an interrogation signal (S1). The improved inductor/antenna (100) also r ...


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Michael Knebelkamp: Inductor/antenna for a recognition system. Texas Instruments Deutschland, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 1, 1996: US05561430 (93 worldwide citation)

An improved inductor/antenna (100)improves the selectivity of a recognition system (10) by ensuring that only the transponder (14) closest to the inductor/antenna (100) of an interrogator (12) receives therefrom, and reacts to, an interrogation signal (S1). The improved inductor/antenna (100) also r ...


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Scott R Summerfelt, Howard R Beratan: Electrode interface for high-dielectric-constant materials. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Bret J Petersen, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, November 28, 1995: US05471364 (72 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment of this invention comprises a first thin dielectric buffer layer of a first leakage-current-density material (e.g. strontium titanate 32) with a first moderate-dielectric-constant, a high-dielectric-constant layer of a second leakage-current-density material (e.g. barium stron ...



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