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E Earle Thompson: Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, November 7, 1995: US05465401 (506 worldwide citation)

A communication system (20) is provided with multiple purpose personal communication devices (50 and 150). Each communication device (50 and 150) includes a touch-sensitive visual display (60 and 160) to communicate text and graphic information to and from the user and for operating the communicatio ...


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Josef Schuermann: System and method for reading multiple RF-ID transponders. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, Ira S Matsil, Richard L Donaldson, March 19, 1996: US05500651 (143 worldwide citation)

A system and method for communicating between an identification reader 12 and a transponder unit 10 is disclosed herein. A first interrogation signal is transmitted from the reader 12. This first interrogation signal having a first read range. A first response signal is then received at the reader 1 ...


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Giuliano Imondi, Giulio Marotta, Giulio Porrovecchio, Giuseppe Savarese: Circuitry and method for selectively switching negative voltages in CMOS integrated circuits. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard Donaldson, June 7, 1994: US05319604 (86 worldwide citation)

Circuitry and a method are provided for selectively switching a negative voltage (-V.sub.nn) to portions of CMOS integrated circuits, which circuitry comprises a switching/decoding matrix. The switching/decoding matrix comprises a control and decode logic (CDL) which controls signal VPPENABLE to con ...


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Stephen R Schenck: Circuitry and method for controlling current in an electronic circuit. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Richard Donaldson, Robby T Holland, Thomas G Eschweiler, June 15, 1993: US05220208 (82 worldwide citation)

Circuitry is provided for controlling current in an electronic circuit by determining a rating of the electronic circuit in response to a measured propagation of a signal during a fixed period of time and by controlling current through an output node of the electronic circuit in response to the rati ...


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Mark A Borcherding, J Charles Kuhlman, Steve Schneider: Scheduling system for multiprocessor operating system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, Robby T Holland, Richard L Donaldson, April 12, 1994: US05303369 (59 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessor, multitasking digital processing system, having a host processor and a number of digital signal processors. Tasks are downloaded from the host processor to the digital signal processors, and are scheduled under the control of a scheduler program residing on the signal processors. Ea ...


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Satwinder Malhi: Area efficient high voltage Mosfets with vertical resurf drift regions. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 23, 1996: US05539238 (58 worldwide citation)

A high voltage power transistor cell is developed that provides improved RDSon performance without sacrificing breakdown performance through utilization of trench based transistor technology. A source, drain and trench are formed within a substrate. A gate is formed on the surface over a spacing bet ...


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Kevin Ovens, Clive Bittlestone, Bob Helmick: Transmission gate circuit. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 4, 1995: US05430408 (48 worldwide citation)

A transmission gate circuit 20 includes a pull-up control circuit 15, a pull-down control circuit 17, and an electrical switch 19. Pull-up control circuit 15 and electrical switch 19 provide fast, complete transition from low-to-high at the output of circuit 20 thus improving circuit 20 speed as wel ...


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Philip A Roden, Brian T Deng: Multiple block transfer mechanism. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 8, 1997: US05647057 (40 worldwide citation)

A block data transfer system may comprise a microprocessor integrated within a bus controller, a bus, and a plurality of computer boards coupled together via the bus. A PAL (programmable array logic device), integrated within the bus controller, allows an efficient block transfer of data between com ...


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Steven E Marum, Karl Heinz Kraus: ESD protection circuits using Zener diodes. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, March 19, 1996: US05500546 (37 worldwide citation)

An electrostatic discharge protection circuit 11 coupled between an input pad 12 and operational circuitry 20 includes a primary clamp circuit 14 coupled to input pad 12, and a current limit circuit 16 coupled to primary clamp circuit 14. Primary clamp circuit 14 clamps an electrostatic discharge vo ...


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Satwinder Malhi: Isolated resurf LDMOS devices for multiple outputs on one die. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, Rene E Grossman, Richard Donaldson, February 15, 1994: US05286995 (36 worldwide citation)

A power transistor having an epitaxial layer within an isolation region is formed in a semiconductor substrate. A buried diffusion within the substrate with vertical diffusions contacting it form the isolation region. A drain, source, gate, and drift region are formed within the epitaxial layer such ...



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