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9043725 User interface with enlarged icon display of key function  
To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a user interface combines the use of capacitive sensors with tactile sensors in an input device. When a user places a finger,...
9043200 Adaptive grouping of parameters for enhanced coding efficiency  
The present invention is based on the finding that parameters including: a first set of parameters of a representation of a first portion of an original signal and a second set of parameters of a...
9041656 Keyboard device for small size tablet personal computer  
A keyboard device for a small size tablet personal computer is provided. The keyboard device includes a first casing, a connecting plate, and a second casing. The first casing includes a first...
9041571 Flexible ADC calibration technique using ADC capture memory  
Systems and methods are provided for calibrating an analog to digital converter (ADC) using one or more feedback mechanisms. In an embodiment, a capture memory module captures a portion of ADC...
9041569 Method and apparatus for calibration of successive approximation register analog-to-digital converters  
A successive approximation register (SAR) ADC includes an SAR comparator circuit including first and second inputs, a control input, and first and second outputs. The SAR comparator circuit...
9041563 Legend highlighting  
A method for manufacturing keycap includes applying a first coating layer on a surface of a keycap layer, applying a second coating layer on top of the first coating layer, etching at least a...
9042462 Differential signal transmission  
Transport of differential signals is provided. In one aspect, a telecommunications system includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit can calculate a differential signal from an...
9041652 Fusion keyboard  
Touch sensitive mechanical keyboards for detecting touch events and key depressions on the keyboard are provided. The keyboard can include a set of individually depressible mechanical keys having...
9041565 NRZ signal amplifying device and method, and error rate measurement device and method  
To set an optimum offset voltage and detect an NRZ signal with a very small amplitude. An NRZ signal amplifying device 2 includes: input-side voltage detection means 13 for detecting a high-level...
9041580 Solid-state imaging apparatus and semiconductor device  
The present invention provides a small-sized inexpensive solid-state imaging apparatus. A D/A converter included in a successive comparison type A/D converter of the solid-state imaging apparatus...
9041583 Comparator, solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and driving method  
A comparator includes: a first amplifying unit that includes a differential pair configured with a pair of transistors which are first and second transistors, and amplifies a difference of signals...
9041562 Controlling a voice site using non-standard haptic commands  
An apparatus and an article of manufacture for controlling a voice site using a haptic input modality include validating a haptic input from an instrument capable of accessing a voice site,...
9041575 Analog-to-digital conversion apparatus and method capable of achieving fast settling  
A method utilized in an analog-to-digital conversion apparatus, for converting an analog input signal into a digital output signal including a first portion and a second portion, includes: using a...
9041843 Imaging apparatus and camera  
An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal. The current source is connected...
9041564 Bus signal encoded with data and clock signals  
A CODEC includes a transmission path between an encoder and a decoder. The encoder receives bits of data in a first form in which each bit of the data is represented by switching between first and...
9041574 Input converter for a hearing aid and signal conversion method  
In order to minimize noise and current consumption in a hearing aid, an input converter including a first voltage transformer and an analog-to-digital converter of the delta-sigma type for a...
9041570 Analog-to-digital converter and analog-to-digital conversion method  
An analog-to-digital converter according to the present invention includes first and second analog-to-digital conversion cells (11, 12), control means (10) for, when a mode specifying signal MD...
9041579 Analog-to-digital conversion in pixel arrays  
An analog-to-digital converter for generating an output digital value equivalent to the difference between a first analog signal level (Vres) and a second analog signal level (Vsig) comprises at...
9041584 Dual-path comparator and method  
A method includes receiving a differential voltage signal at first and second inputs of a comparator and selectively providing the differential voltage signal to one of a first conversion path and...
9041566 Lossless compression of the enumeration space of founder line crosses  
Various embodiments provide lossless compression of an enumeration space for genetic founder lines. In one embodiment, an input comprising a set of genetic founder lines and a maximum number of...
9041573 Sampling device with buffer circuit for high-speed ADCs  
A sampling and interleaving stage device for use in an analog-digital-converter and for providing a sampling output signal and an analog-to-digital-converter. The sampling and interleaving stage...
9041581 Analog-to-digital conversion  
An analog-to-digital conversion apparatus 10 comprises a plurality of analog-to-digital converters 30 and a ramp generator 20. Each of the analog-to-digital converters 30 comprises an analog...
9041572 Testing a digital-to-analog converter  
Testing a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), where the test is carried out iteratively for a plurality of digital test signal values, includes: providing the digital test signal to a DAC under...
9041386 Linear position measuring system and method for determining the position of a carriage in relation to a slide rail with an incremental scale placed along the slide rail and a scanner secured to the slide scale  
A linear position measuring system (10) and a method for determining a position of a carriage in relation to a slide rail (12), with an incremental scale (14) placed along the slide rail (12) and...
9041582 Organism state quantity measuring apparatus  
An apparatus including a detecting unit that detects information indicating a state of an organism from the organism or an organism specimen extracted from the organism and outputs the detected...
9041657 Ergonomic keyboard  
An ergonomic keyboard is described. In one aspect, a keyboard layout for a subject language is developed by determining a percent of frequency of monograph characters and digraphs of characters...
9041567 Using variable encodings to compress an input data stream to a compressed output data stream  
Provided are a computer program product, system, method, and data structure for compressing an input data stream. A determination is made of consecutive data units in the input data stream that...
9041568 Estimator for estimating a probability distribution of a quantization index  
The invention relates to an estimator for estimating a probability distribution of a quantization index generated from a source coder encoding a source signal, into a sequence of quantization...
9041576 Circuit and method  
Embodiments of the present invention create a circuit having a digital-to-time converter with a high-frequency input for receiving a high-frequency signal, a digital input for receiving a first...
9041577 Digital-to-analogue converter  
The invention relates to digital-to-analog converters for converting current. The converter includes a pair of differential branches with two transistors controlled by a digital register activated...
9035811 Analog digital data conversion method, analog digital data converter, and analog digital conversion chip  
The present invention is applicable to the field of communication, and provides an analog digital data conversion method, an analog digital data convertor and an analog digital conversion chip....
9035806 Keyboard  
A keyboard includes a plurality of key tops having areas where light is transmitted; a gear link part provided below the key top and configured to vertically move the key top, a housing part...
9035813 Technique for excess loop delay compensation in delta-sigma modulators  
A technique for excess loop delay compensation in delta sigma modulator. The delta sigma modulator includes a loop filter. The loop filter receives an analog input signal and an output of a...
9036726 Method and a device for increasing the amount of information bits comprised in a symbol  
A method for increasing the amount of information bits comprised in a symbol transferred by a source to at least one receiver. The symbol is representative of a modulated base sequence obtained by...
9036285 Position detection encoder  
A position detection encoder includes a scale and a detection head and has position detection circuits which are capable of outputting respective pieces of position information on Xf, Xs two...
9035808 Communication system and sample rate converter thereof  
A communication system including a configurable sample rate converter and a controller is provided. The configurable sample rate converter, configured to convert a digital signal with a first...
9035815 High-speed and high-resolution signal analysis system  
An apparatus relating generally to signal analysis is disclosed. In such an apparatus, a first comparator is coupled to receive a signal input and a first input level. A second comparator is...
9037459 Selection of text prediction results by an accessory  
A method for entering text in a text input field using a non-keyboard type accessory includes selecting a character for entry into the text field presented by a portable computing device. The...
9035884 Subscription updates in multiple device language models  
Systems and methods for intelligent language models that can be used across multiple devices are provided. Some embodiments provide for a client-server system for integrating change events from...
9035809 Optimizing compression engine throughput via run pre-processing  
An apparatus includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit may be configured to generate a reduced representation of an input sequence of characters by replacing a repetition of...
9035816 RFID transmitter for remote control  
A transmitter for remote control, the transmitter includes an amplifier configured to receive a first audio signal from an electronic device and amplify the first audio signal, a transmission...
9035227 Solid-state imaging device with column circuitry includung a latch part comprising a plurality of logic gates and switch circuitry  
In this solid-state imaging device, an output signal of any one of a plurality of delay units that output signals of logic states in accordance with a level of a pixel signal is input to an input...
9035805 System and method for providing a single and dual key press keypad  
A system and method for receiving character entries in mobile computer devices uses an improved keypad. The keypad uses a dual key press method in which each key of the keypad includes a unique...
9035807 Hierarchical entropy encoding and decoding  
A particular implementation receives geometry data of a 3D mesh, and represents the geometry data with an octree. The particular implementation partitions the octree into three parts, wherein the...
9037990 Automotive user interface for a ventilation system of a motor vehicle  
An automotive user interface for controlling the temperature, the distribution and of the air flow rate in a ventilation system of a motor vehicle. The automotive user interface comprises: a...
9035812 Method and apparatus for generating a band pass signal  
A modulator and a method are disclosed. The modulator is for generating a band pass signal and comprises: sigma delta modulation logic operable to receive an input signal and to perform at least a...
9035680 Comparator and analog-to-digital converter  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a comparator and an analog-to-digital converter. A sampling module, a pre-amplifying module, and a coupling module in the comparator obtain a third...
9035814 Feedforward delta-sigma modulator  
A feedforward delta-sigma modulator includes a successive approximation analog-to-digital converter, a digital-to-analog converter, N integrators, a first adder, a second adder, and an...
9036211 Light emitting apparatus, manufacturing method for the light emitting apparatus, printer, and manufacturing method for the printer  
A light emitting apparatus including: a plurality of light emitting elements; a drive circuit including a transistor and a capacitor having one end connected to a gate of the transistor; and a...
9035810 System and method for digital-to-analog converter calibration  
A system and method are provided for measuring current sources, such as might be useful in the calibration of a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The method provides a first plurality of current...