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Yau Wei Lucas Hui: One-pass variable bit rate moving pictures encoding. STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific, Lisa K Jorgenson, David V Carlson, SEED IP Law Group PLLC, November 25, 2003: US06654417 (146 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encoding digital video utilizing a single pass variable bit rate encoding procedure. An encoding quality is set and the bit rate for encoding blocks or frames in the sequence of moving pictures is determined to achieve the selected quality according to the complexity of th ...


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Marco Tartagni: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics S r l, Lisa K Jorgenson, David V Carlson, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, November 20, 2001: US06320394 (117 worldwide citation)

A distance sensor has a capacitive element in turn having a first armature which is positioned facing a second armature whose distance is to be measured. In the case of fingerprinting, the second armature is defined directly by the skin surface of the finger being printed. The sensor comprises an in ...


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Massimo Mancuso: Non-linear image filter for filtering noise. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, August 22, 2000: US06108455 (112 worldwide citation)

A system and method for reducing noise using recursive noise level estimation. The system and method for noise reduction substitute a target pixel in a processing window with a weighted average of a plurality of neighboring pixels according to the degree of similarity between thc target pixel and th ...


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Germano Nicollini: Linearly regulated voltage multiplier. SGS Thomson Microelectronics S r l, David V Carlson, Robert E Seed and Berry Mates, May 19, 1998: US05754417 (111 worldwide citation)

A regulating circuit for the output voltage of a voltage booster, of the type which comprises a first charge transfer capacitor adapted to draw electric charges from the supply terminal and transfer them to the output terminal, through electronic switches controlled by non-overlapped complementary p ...


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Paolo Cappelletti: Device and a method for storing data and corresponding error-correction information. STMicroelectronics S r l, David V Carlson, Seed and Berry, August 24, 1999: US05942004 (110 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a multi-level storage device including: at least a first plurality of cells storing an identical first number (greater than one) of binary data, and at least a corresponding for second plurality of cells for storing a second number of error check and correcting words equal t ...


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Raul Zegers Diaz, Jefferson Eugene Owen: Video and/or audio decompression and/or compression device that shares a memory interface. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, September 22, 1998: US05812789 (105 worldwide citation)

An electronic system that contains a first device that requires a memory interface and video and/or audio decompression and/or compression device that shares a memory interface and memory with the first device while still permitting the video and/or audio decompression and/or compression device to o ...


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Cristiano Calligaro, Vincenzo Daniele, Roberto Gastaldi, Alessandro Manstretta, Nicola Telecco, Guido Torelli: Parallel-dichotomic serial sensing method for sensing multiple-level non-volatile memory cells, and sensing circuit for actuating such method. SGS Thomson Microelectronics S r l, David V Carlson, Bryan A Seed and Berry Santarelli, March 17, 1998: US05729490 (103 worldwide citation)

A method for sensing multiple-levels non-volatile memory cells which can take one programming level among a plurality of m=2.sup.n (n>=Z) different programming levels, provides for biasing a memory cell to be sensed in a predetermined condition, so that the memory cell sinks a cell current with a va ...


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Anthony Fung, Peter Groz, Jim C Hsu, Danny K Hui, Harry S Hvostov: Transaction interface for a data communication system. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, June 5, 2001: US06243778 (103 worldwide citation)

A system architecture for a high speed serial bus compatible with the 1394 standard is disclosed. A transaction interface coordinates data packets received from or sent to a 1394 bus. A kernel/scheduler/dispatcher is used to allocate memory resources, and start a variety of tasks and services. The t ...


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Alan Kramer: Enhanced fingerprint detection. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Lisa K Jorgenson, January 28, 2003: US06512381 (98 worldwide citation)

An enhanced fingerprint sensing circuit in which a voltage change is applied to the body during sensing. When the person's fingerprint is being sensed, the person's body is in contact with an electrical terminal. When the sensing occurs, the voltage on the electrical terminal changes, whic ...


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Warner C Scott: Method and apparatus for recognition of discontinuous text. Texas Instruments Incorporated, David V Carlson, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, July 14, 1987: US04680805 (98 worldwide citation)

Circumnavigation using an increased test cell domain may be used to collect data from discontinuous characters stored in a bit map such as those printed by a dot matrix printer. The test cell domain is increased to locate a pixel and consider it a portion of the same character if it is within the mi ...