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Taylor R Efland, Dave Cotton, Dale J Skelton: ESD protection structure using LDMOS diodes with thick copper interconnect. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, November 21, 1995: US05468984 (167 worldwide citation)

An interconnection structure and method for a multiple zener diode ESD protectoin circuit for power semiconductor devices. A plurality of lateral Zener diodes is formed. Each device is formed of a plurality of cathode and anode diffusion regions to be coupled together to form the cathode and anode o ...


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Dale James Skelton, Rais Karimovich Miftakhutdinov: Hysteretic regulator and control method having switching frequency independent from output filter. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, November 14, 2000: US06147478 (132 worldwide citation)

A DC to DC power converter (58) and method of controlling the DC to DC power converter (58). The converter (58) has a first switch (S.sub.1) coupled to a second switch (S.sub.2). The converter (58) is adapted to receive an input voltage V.sub.in, generate an output voltage V.sub.out, and operate at ...


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Daniel A Yaklin, Kevin Lee Kornher: Method and apparatus for galvanically isolating two integrated circuits from each other. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, September 26, 2000: US06124756 (119 worldwide citation)

An isolation circuit (10) and method for providing dc isolation between two integrated circuit devices (11) and (12) that may be referenced to different ground potentials is presented. The isolation circuit (10) includes, in each circuit, an output buffer (20, 20') connected to deliver a signal to a ...


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Cecil J Aswell, John H Berlien Jr, Eugene G Dierschke: Apparatus and method for active integrator optical sensors. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, February 29, 2000: US06031217 (94 worldwide citation)

Active integrator optical sensor (13) having a photodetector (56) and an active integrator circuit. The active integrator circuit having an operational amplifier (50), an integrating capacitor (51) an offset capacitor (54) and a store capacitor (52). The active integrator circuit operating to integr ...


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William P Stearns, Nozar Hassanzadeh, Navinchandra Kalidas: Ball grid array package having a deformable metal layer and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, April 20, 1999: US05895967 (71 worldwide citation)

A ball grid array package (62) having a deformable metal layer (20) is provided that includes a heat spreader (60), a stiffener (40) having a cavity and mounted to the heat spreader (60), a substrate (22), and a die (50). The substrate (22) includes a dielectric layer (10) with a cavity and cut-outs ...


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Gabriel A Rincon Mora, Nicolas Salamina: Low-dropout voltage regulator incorporating a current efficient transient response boost circuit. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richardson L Donaldson, April 4, 2000: US06046577 (60 worldwide citation)

An improved low-dropout ("LDO") voltage regulator incorporates a transient response boost circuit which is added to the slew-rate limited node at the control terminal of the LDO voltage regulator output transistor and provides improved transient response performance to the application of various loa ...


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Lee D Whetsel: Addressable shadow port and protocol for serial bus networks. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, January 9, 1996: US05483518 (53 worldwide citation)

A protocol and associated circuitry operable for efficiently extending serial bus capability in system environments is described. The protocol is designed to coexist and be fully compatible with existing serial bus approaches, and in particular an example of application of the invention to a backpla ...


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Alva Henderson, Francesco Cavaliere: Method for ensuring security of program data in one-time programmable memory. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, Wade James Brady, Frederick J Telecky, December 12, 2000: US06160734 (49 worldwide citation)

This application describes a method of protecting data and program code stored in an EPROM array from piracy. The security scheme allows for segmentation of the array to protect one section of the array from reading while programming a non-secure section. The security scheme also allows for protecti ...


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Roy A Hastings: Efficient switched mode power converter circuit and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, October 10, 1995: US05457624 (47 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for sustaining efficiency of switched mode power converters over wide load ranges. The method and apparatus can be used with any switched mode power converter having at least one synchronous rectifier (Q.sub.2) capable of being enabled or disabled and coupled, ei ...


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Taylor R Efland, David Cotton, Dale J Skelton: Multiple transistor integrated circuit with thick copper interconnect. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Mark E Courtney, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, January 12, 1999: US05859456 (45 worldwide citation)

An interconnection structure and method for a multiple transistor integrated circuit power device is disclosed. A power integrated circuit is formed of a plurality of source and drain diffusion regions to be coupled together to form the source and drain of multiple LDMOS transistors. Each diffusion ...



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