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Keith Bassett, Tim Ng, Nicholas Steffen, Kenneth Ostrom, Benjamin Tang, Robert Carroll: Serial bus control method and apparatus for a microelectronic power regulation system. Primarion, Theodore E Galanthay, September 7, 2004: US06788035 (68 worldwide citation)

A serial bus control method, apparatus, and system for transmitting signals between a master controller and a slave controller associated with a power regulator are disclosed. The serial bus control scheme allows for information to be written to or read from individual regulators or be written to re ...


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Bhusan Gupta, Alan Henry Kramer: Solid state capacitive switch. STMicroelectronics, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, October 26, 1999: US05973623 (67 worldwide citation)

A fingertip-operated solid state capacitance switch detects a capacity change that is induced by the physical contact of an ungrounded fingertip to an external dielectric surface of the solid state switch. The input and output of a solid state signal-inverting amplifier are respectively connected to ...


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Francesco Carobolante: PWM control of motor driver. STMicroelectronics, Steve D Beyer, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, February 9, 1999: US05869946 (66 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are provided for use in driving a multiple-phase brushless motor. The methods and apparatuses include generating a slewed phase control signal for each phase of the motor. The slewed phase control signals are substantially proportional to a speed control signal during non-tra ...


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Marco Tartagni, Bhusan Gupta, Alan Kramer: Capacitive distance sensor. STMicroelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, September 5, 2000: US06114862 (65 worldwide citation)

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


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Robert Marks, Douglas W Phelps Jr, William C Ward: Substrate with multiple type connections. International Business Machines Corporation, George Tacticos, Theodore E Galanthay, William N Hogg, May 8, 1984: US04447857 (65 worldwide citation)

A novel substrate is disclosed which can mount either flip-chip solder bonded IC chips or wire bonded chips, or both chips, or a single chip having both solder bonds and wire bonds is disclosed. The substrate has an array of solder pads which will accept solder bonds. Those pads which are to be used ...


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Athos Canclini: Charge pump circuit with feedback control. SGS Thomson Microelectronics, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, February 10, 1998: US05717581 (61 worldwide citation)

A charge pump circuit with negative current feed back is disclosed. The charge pump circuit consists of charge pump stages, switch circuits in between the stages, and a feedback loop to control the conductivity of the switch circuit. The conductivity of the switch circuits is controlled by modulatin ...


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William Phillips, Mario Paparo: High-side-driver gate drive circuit. SGS Thomson Microelectronics, David V Carlson, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, August 18, 1998: US05796276 (60 worldwide citation)

A high-side gate driving circuit, where a current-mode differential error amplifier is used to regulate the current sourced to the gate. A current path is provided from the gate to the source of the power device, and a constant current is provided to the gate. A variable current source is also provi ...


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Benjamim Tang, Kenneth Ostrom, Timothy Ng, Keith Nelson Bassett, Nicholas Robert Steffen, Clifford Duong, William Pohlman, Robert Carroll: Method and apparatus for providing wideband power regulation to a microelectronic device. Primarion, Theodore E Galanthay, December 13, 2005: US06975494 (59 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and system for providing operating power and transient suppression power to a microelectronic device are disclosed. The system includes a primary regulator to supply nominal operating power and to respond to relatively slow transient events and a transient suppression regulator ...


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Tsiu Chiu Chan, Melvin Joseph DeSilva, Syama Sundar Sunkara: Integrated released beam oscillator and associated methods. STMicroelectronics, Theodore E Galanthay, Lisa K Jorgenson, Christopher F Regan, September 26, 2000: US06124765 (59 worldwide citation)

An integrated oscillator and associated methods are provided for providing clock signals. The integrated oscillator preferably includes a micro-mechanical oscillating circuit for providing an oscillating clock signal. The micro-mechanical oscillating circuit preferably includes a support layer, a fi ...


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John C Sardella: Method for improved pre-metal planarization. SGS Thomson Microelectronics, Theodore E Galanthay, Robert Groover, Lisa K Jorgenson, December 17, 1996: US05585308 (59 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an integrated circuit wherein a planarization step is been performed before the primary metal deposition step, but after deposition of the adhesion and barrier layers. Thus the adhesion and barrier layers are present on the sidewalls of contact holes, but do not underlie the whol ...