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Takayuki Tooyama, Atsushi Suzuki, Noriyuki Fukushima, Yukihiro Yasui, Yoshikazu Nitta: Analog-to-digital converter and semiconductor device. Sony Corporation, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, January 22, 2008: US07321329 (45 worldwide citation)

An electronic apparatus includes a CMOS image sensor and a signal processor operable to process an output signal from the CMOS image sensor. The CMOS image sensor includes the following elements: an imaging region; a reference signal generator operable to generate a reference signal; a comparator op ...


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Su Tao: Semiconductor package and method for manufacturing the same. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, January 22, 2008: US07321168 (45 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor package comprises a semiconductor chip, a lid, a plurality of traces, a compliant layer, a plurality of conductive pastes, and a plurality of solder pads. The semiconductor chip has an active surface, a backside, and a plurality of bonding pads disposed on the active surface. The lid ...


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Mark W Marosek: LED dimming control technique for increasing the maximum PWM dimming ratio and avoiding LED flicker. Linear Technology Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, January 22, 2008: US07321203 (44 worldwide citation)

Circuitry and methodology for providing LED dimming control in a LED driving system having a switching regulator for providing power supply to drive the LED. The switching regulator includes a switching circuit to which an oscillation signal is applied to control switching of the switching circuit. ...


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Byung Soo Ko, Leland R Whitney, Mark E Gardiner, Dongwon Chae: Optical film having a structured surface with concave pyramid-shaped structures. 3M Innovative Properties Company, January 22, 2008: US07320538 (44 worldwide citation)

Optical films are disclosed, which have a structured surface including a plurality of concave pyramid-shaped structures, each structure having a base including at least two first sides and at least two second sides. In addition, optical devices are disclosed that incorporate the optical films, for e ...


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Akiomi Kunisa: Multilayered digital watermarking system. Sanyo Electric, McDermott Will & Emery, January 22, 2008: US07321666 (44 worldwide citation)

A digital watermarking apparatus that embeds two watermarks in host data is provided. The first watermarking block generates a plurality of watermarking location candidates of the first watermark, and embeds the first watermark into the respective location candidates of the host data, and then selec ...


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Hyeong Seog Kim: Power management method and apparatus of wireless local area network module in computer system. LG Electronics, Ked & Associates, January 22, 2008: US07321787 (44 worldwide citation)

A power management method and apparatus for a wireless LAN module in a computer system may include a communication sensitivity checking unit for checking a communication sensitivity of a wireless communications channel. If a communications sensitivity is lower than a desired value, a power mode of t ...


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Francis J Smith, Michael J Bultman, Robert W Cook, Richard C Looke, Charley D Moses Jr, Gregory S Rawlins, Michael W Rawlins, Robert T Short, David F Sorrells, Danny E Stoneking: Optical down-converter using universal frequency translation technology. ParkerVision, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, January 22, 2008: US07321735 (44 worldwide citation)

A method and system for converting an optical signal to electrical information signals, including demodulated baseband information signals and modulated baseband signals at multiple harmonics. In an embodiment, the optical information signal is amplitude modulated with information. The method conver ...


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Fernando M Teixeira, Robert L Steward: LED package assembly with datum reference feature. Philips Lumileds Lighting Company, January 22, 2008: US07321161 (43 worldwide citation)

An LED package includes a datum reference feature that is external to the insulating body of the LED package and has a known, fixed relationship to the heat sink. The LED die is mounted to the heat sink such that the LED die has a fixed relationship to the heat sink. Accordingly, the reference datum ...


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Giancarlo T Pia: Methods for increasing production from a wellbore. Weatherford Lamb, Patterson & Sheridan, January 22, 2008: US07320365 (42 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally relates to a method for recovering productivity of an existing well. First, an assembly is inserted into a wellbore, the assembly includes a tubular member for transporting drilling fluid downhole and an under-reamer disposed at the end of the tubular member. Upon ins ...


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Van Hoa Lee: Method and apparatus to change the operating frequency of system core logic to maximize system memory bandwidth. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Diana R Gerhardt, Hope Shimabuku, January 22, 2008: US07321979 (42 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for changing an operating frequency for a system core logic used to interface to memory in the multi-processor data processing system. A determination is made as to whether the operating frequency should be changed from a default frequency to another fr ...



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