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Ornan Gerstel, Gabriele Maria Galimberti, Loukas Paraschis, Anand Girish Parthasarathy, Humayun Sohel: Proactive protection mechanism based on advanced failure warning. Cisco Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, Trellis IP Law Group PC, May 25, 2010: US07724676 (19 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, an apparatus can include: (i) logic configured to detect an advanced warning indication, such as for a degraded signal condition, on a first link between first and second network devices, where the detection can utilize a number of corrected bits and forward error correction (FEC) ...


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Robert Weixiu Du, Chinping Yang, Chon In Kou, Shuang Li: Fingerprint image reconstruction based on motion estimate across a narrow fingerprint sensor. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Michael C Stephens Jr, Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group PC, March 20, 2007: US07194116 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for reconstructing a fingerprint image from a plurality of frames captured from swipe fingerprint sensor is disclosed. The method is based on a motion estimation between consecutive fingerprint frames. Only a portion of each frame is used to obtain the motion estimate to minimize system res ...


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Tzu Ming Yu: Hybrid multi-output power supply and regulation method thereof. Silergy Semiconductor Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, June 24, 2014: US08760080 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a hybrid multi-output power supply and regulation method thereof. In one embodiment, a power supply includes: a driving circuit that generates an error signal based on an expected driving voltage, the expected driving voltage being determined by an LED load driving c ...


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Alexander Berestov: Shared color sensors for high-resolution 3-D camera. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Michael C Stephens Jr, Trellis IP Law Group PC, July 28, 2009: US07567271 (12 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, an apparatus for three-dimensional (3-D) image acquisition can include: (i) first and second lenses configured to receive light from a scene; (ii) first, second, third, and fourth sensors; (iii) a first beam splitter arranged proximate to the first lens, where the first beam split ...


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Wei Chen, Michael Grimm: Control for regulator fast transient response and low EMI noise. Silergy Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, May 1, 2012: US08169205 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and circuits for power supply arrangement and control are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a switching regulator can include: (i) a filter network coupled to an output terminal, where an output voltage is generated at the output terminal from an input source; (ii) an active switch to con ...


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Michael Grimm: Hybrid power converter. Silergy Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, November 29, 2011: US08067925 (10 worldwide citation)

Power converter circuits, structures, and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a hybrid converter can include: (i) a first switching device controllable by a control signal; (ii) an inductor coupled to the first switching device and an output; and (iii) a control circuit configured to re ...


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Robert Weixiu Du, Chinping Yang, Chon In Kou: System for fingerprint image reconstruction based on motion estimate across a narrow fingerprint sensor. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Michael C Stephens Jr, Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group PC, May 1, 2007: US07212658 (9 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an efficient and accurate system and method are described for detecting a fingerprint from swipe sensor system. A swipe sensor module is coupled to a microprocessor module. The swipe sensor module collects fingerprint image data as a plurali ...


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Ashish Chotai, Sravan Vadlakonda, Shantanu Sarkar, Aseem Asthana: Re-creating meeting context. Cisco Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, Trellis IP Law Group PC, June 1, 2010: US07730411 (9 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a method can include: (i) connecting to a conference server via a network; (ii) viewing a list of available past meetings and associated forms of access; (iii) selecting a meeting and form of access from the list; and (iv) re-creating the meeting in a context using the form of acc ...


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Wei Chen: Synchronous rectifier control circuits and methods of controlling synchronous rectifiers. Silergy Technology, Silergy Semiconductor Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, April 9, 2013: US08416587 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and circuits for synchronous rectifier control are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a synchronous rectifier control circuit can include: (i) a first sense circuit to sense a voltage between first and second power terminals of a synchronous rectifier device prior to a turn-on of the devic ...


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Liangwei Sun, Qiukai Huang: Master-slave interleaved BCM PFC controller and control method thereof. Silergy Semiconductor Technology, Michael C Stephens Jr, May 27, 2014: US08736236 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a master-slave interleaved BCM PFC controller for controlling a PFC circuit with master and slave channels. In one embodiment, the PFC controller can include: a master channel controller that generates a master channel control signal and an inverted master channel co ...