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Roy A Hastings, Todd M Neale, Brad Whitney: Programmable mixed-mode integrated circuit architecture. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W Daniel Swayze Jr, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, October 8, 1996: US05563526 (265 worldwide citation)

A programmable mixed-mode circuit (180) has both digital (215,217) and analog (120,120',120") circuit portions. The digital portion (215,217) is provided by programmable digital logic. The analog portion (120,120',120") has a variety of analog circuits, including voltage references (218), high-speed ...


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Zhiqiang Wu: Self-aligned resistive plugs for forming memory cell with phase change material. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Jacqueline J Garner, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, April 8, 2003: US06545903 (240 worldwide citation)

Memory devices are disclosed for storage and retrieval of information, wherein resistive plugs are provided above and below a phase change material to form a memory cell. The plugs may be formed by implanting regions in high resistivity material above and below a phase change material layer to lower ...


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Jose Alfredo Blakeley, Craig W Thompson: Apparatus and method for adding an associative query capability to a programming language. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W Daniel Swayze Jr, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, October 20, 1998: US05826077 (216 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented query language apparatus and method provides data abstraction, seamlessness with respect to the host programming language, set support orthogonal to persistence and strong typing. Such apparatus for processing queries includes a preprocessor to parse, optimize, and translate objec ...


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Theodore W Houston: Integrated circuit cells. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Rose Alyssa Keagy, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, October 11, 2005: US06954918 (195 worldwide citation)

According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for designing an integrated circuit is provided. The method includes providing a first transistor in a first logic path. The first transistor has a first contact, a first gate length and a first contact to gate centerline spacing. The method als ...


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Glen D Wilk, Scott R Summerfelt: Method of forming dual metal gate structures or CMOS devices. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, September 18, 2001: US06291282 (181 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the instant invention is a method of forming a first transistor having a first gate electrode and a second transistor having a second gate electrode on a semiconductor substrate, the method comprising the steps of: forming a conductive material (step


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Gerard Chauvel, Serge Lasserre, Mario Giani, Tiemen Spits, Gerard Benbassat, Frank L Laczko Sr, Y Paul Chiang, Karen L Walker, Mark E Paley, Brian O Chae: Audio and video decoder circuit and system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Gerald E Laws, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, April 9, 2002: US06369855 (180 worldwide citation)

An improved audio-visual circuit is provided that includes a transport packet parsing circuit for receiving a transport data packet stream, a CPU circuit for initializing said integrated circuit and for processing portions of said data packet stream, a ROM circuit for storing data, a RAM circuit for ...


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Shivaling S Mahant Shetti, Derek J Smith, Basavaraj I Pawate, George R Doddington, Warren L Bean, Mark G Harward, Thomas J Aton: Distributed processing memory chip with embedded logic having both data memory and broadcast memory. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Jacqueline J Garner, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, May 12, 1998: US05751987 (173 worldwide citation)

Memory chips with data memory (202), embedded logic (206) and broadcast memory (204) for two modes of operation are disclosed. A first mode of operation is the usual memory mode expected of a data RAM. The second mode of operation allows localized computation and/or processing of the data in data me ...