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N Parker Willis, Axel F Brisken, Mark W Cowan, Michael Pare, Robert Fowler, James Brennan: Optimizing energy transmission in a leadless tissue stimulation system. EBR Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 6, 2014: US08718773 (173 worldwide citation)

Method and systems for optimizing acoustic energy transmission in implantable devices are disclosed. Transducer elements transmit acoustic locator signals towards a receiver assembly, and the receiver responds with a location signal. The location signal can reveal information related to the location ...


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Hieu Van Tran, James Brennan Jr, Trevor Blyth, Sukyoon Yoon: Method and apparatus for analog reading values stored in floating gate structures. Information Storage Devices, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 10, 1998: US05726934 (66 worldwide citation)

This invention utilizes the small cell size of the NAND storage cell structure in an analog storage and playback device. This is achieved, in part, by using a special, zero current storage cell, in which in the read mode, the cell loading current is waveshaped to attain an optimal dynamic range and ...


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Peter J Holzmann, James Brennan Jr, Albert Kordesch: Programming flash memory analog storage using coarse-and-fine sequence. Winbond Electronics Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 9, 2001: US06301161 (65 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus to program a flash memory cell in an analog storage array. A read circuit reads a cell voltage of a flash memory cell. A comparator compares the read cell voltage with an input voltage representing an analog signal. The comparator generates first and s ...


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Alaaeldin A M Amin, James Brennan Jr: Electrically reprogrammable EPROM cell with merged transistor and optimum area. National Semiconductor, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Caserza, October 3, 1995: US05455793 (50 worldwide citation)

A novel nonvolatile memory cell structure is provided using a non-self aligned CMOS process with two independent N+ implants using a two or a three polysilicon layer technology that allows in-circuit electrical erase and reprogramming together with reduction in cell size requirement. The novel memor ...


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James Brennan Jr: Row redundancy for flash memories. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 3, 1993: US05233559 (45 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing row redundancy in non-volatile semiconductor memories is disclosed. This method and apparatus provides for preconditioning of each row of memory cells prior to erasing the memory array, including any rows containing defective cells as well as any redundant rows.


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Jahanshir J Javanifard, Albert Fazio, Robert E Larsen, James Brennan Jr, Kerry D Tedrow: Method and apparatus for controlling the output current provided by a charge pump circuit. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 3, 1995: US05455794 (43 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit which provides an arrangement by which the source of voltage for erasing the flash EEPROM memory array is detected and, if the source is a charge pump, the current provided is held to a constant lower value while, if the source is an external high voltage source, then the curre ...


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Hieu Van Tran, James Brennan Jr: Method and apparatus of column redundancy for non-volatile analog and multilevel memory. Information Storage Devices, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 14, 1999: US06002620 (40 worldwide citation)

This invention provides column redundancy circuits in a storage array, which circuits are used in a non-volatile memory chip to increase the production yield due to manufacturing defects. The invention includes a scheme to latch and transfer the redundancy information, a redundancy logic circuit, a ...


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Wayne G King, Craig Steven Ranta, Edward C Giaimo III, James Brennan, Stephen M Stegner, David William Russo, Chris A Murzanski: Control of a multi-sectored antenna system to improve channel efficiency. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, April 15, 2008: US07359362 (33 worldwide citation)

A wireless device is coupled to a multi-sector antenna that includes a plurality of different sectors, any of which can be activated to transmit and receive in a desired direction specific to that sector. Optionally, an omnidirectional antenna is included for initially establishing a wireless connec ...


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Jeffrey C Adams, James Brennan: Method for reservation-less instant group conferencing. Voyant Technologies, Dorr Carson Sloan Birney & Kramer PC, March 30, 2004: US06714635 (32 worldwide citation)

A conferencing method for providing reservation-less instant group conferencing. A subscriber dials in a conference code and a group code in his/her phone. The input signal is received in the switch serving the phone on sensing the conference code activates a trigger which results in communications ...


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Hieu Van Tran, James Brennan Jr, Trevor Blyth, Sukyoon Yoon: Method and apparatus for reading analog values stored in floating gate NAND structures. Information Storage Devices, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 1, 1999: US05909393 (29 worldwide citation)

This invention utilizes the small cell size of the NAND storage cell structure in an analog storage and playback device. This is achieved, in part, by using a special, zero current storage cell, in which in the read mode, the cell loading current is waveshaped to attain an optimal dynamic range and ...