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8422181 Electrostatic discharge protection device of an electric apparatus  
An electronic apparatus including an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit, an abnormal voltage detection circuit, an internal circuit and a blocking circuit is provided. The ESD...
8422180 High-voltage-tolerant ESD clamp circuit with low leakage current fabricated by low-voltage CMOS process  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) clamp circuit is provided, which includes a plurality of identical module circuits. The anode of the first module circuit is coupled to the cathode of the ESD clamp...
8422187 Apparatus and method for electronic circuit protection  
Apparatuses and methods for providing transient electrical event protection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a detection and timing circuit, a current amplification circuit,...
8416543 Apparatus and method for electronic circuit protection  
Apparatuses and methods for electronic circuit protection are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an internal circuit electrically connected between a first node and a second node,...
8416548 Device for controlling a MOS transistor  
A device for controlling a transistor, the device comprising an amplifying device (15) for controlling the transistor gate via an output control signal, the device including a first input connected...
8416544 Semiconductor integrated circuit including internal circuits and electrostatic discharge protection circuits  
The disclosed invention reduces an increase in the number of electrostatic discharge protection circuits or the number of electrostatic discharge protection elements due to increases in the number...
8416545 Power amplifier module with shared ESD protection circuit  
Disclosed is a power amplifier module with a shared ESD protection circuit. There is provided a power amplifier module including: an ESD protection circuit that is connected to an output terminal...
8411399 Defectivity-immune technique of implementing MIM-based decoupling capacitors  
An integrated circuit power supply decoupling circuit includes a capacitor and a protection circuit. The capacitor has a first terminal and a second terminal. The protection circuit includes a...
8411398 Electrostatic discharge protection  
An integrated circuit (100) comprising a driver element (108) electrically connected to a pin of a package housing the integrated circuit (100), the driver element (108) being associated with a...
8405942 Integrated circuit provided with a protection against electrostatic discharges  
An integrated circuit protected against electrostatic discharges, having output pads coupled to amplification stages, each stage including, between first and second power supply rails, a P-channel...
8405941 ESD protection apparatus and ESD device therein  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device is provided. The ESD protection device includes a source region and a drain region. The source region is to be coupled to a low-level voltage. The...
8405343 Inverter unit, integrated circuit chip, and vehicle drive apparatus  
A miniaturizable, low-cost highly reliable inverter unit. A control circuit section for controlling operating timing of high breakdown voltage semiconductor elements included in an inverter circuit...
8405943 Circuit and method for power clamp triggered dual SCR ESD protection  
Circuit and method for RC power clamp triggered dual SCR ESD protection. In an integrated circuit, a protected pad is coupled to an upper SCR circuit and a lower SCR circuit; and both are coupled...
8399961 Tuning the efficiency in the transmission of radio-frequency signals using micro-bumps  
A device includes a die including a main circuit and a first pad coupled to the main circuit. A work piece including a second pad is bonded to the die. A first plurality of micro-bumps is...
8400742 Electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits, integrated circuits, systems, and operating methods thereof  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit coupled with an input/output (I/O) pad. The ESD protection circuit includes a clamp field effect transistor (FET) coupled between a first supply...
8400741 Programmable echo signal switch with T/R switch for ultrasound beamforming integrated circuit and method  
An electrical switching array and method uses a programmable multi-channel analog switch with a high voltage T/R switch and voltage limiting circuit for ultrasound image system echo signal...
8400743 Electrostatic discharge circuit  
An integrated circuit (IC) is disclosed. The IC includes a first global voltage node and a second global voltage node. The IC further includes two or more power domains each coupled to the first...
8395870 Input/output circuit  
An output transistor bias generation circuit which applies a bias voltage to one of two NMOS transistors constituting an output circuit having a stack structure, includes diode-connected NMOS...
8395869 ESD protection circuit with EOS immunity  
ESD protection circuit with EOS immunity is provided, which includes a first connection circuit, a first EOS control circuit formed by at least a diode, and an ESD clamp respectively coupled...
8390971 Protection for an integrated circuit  
The present invention relates to a discharge structure for an overvoltage and/or overcurrent protection, in particular to a discharge structure for an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, for...
8390969 Smoke-free ESD protection structure used in integrated circuit devices  
The present invention provides a smoke-free ESD protection structure used in integrated circuit devices. A JFET or n-channel MOS transistor is coupled between an I/O pad, and a transistor and...
8385034 Electrostatic discharge protection circuit  
The invention discloses an electrostatic discharge protection circuit suitable for an integrated circuit system. The integrated circuit system includes a first power terminal, a second power...
8378611 Computer fan alarm circuit  
A circuit for alarming abnormal state of a computer fan includes a detection circuit coupled to the computer fan, a controller coupled to the detection circuit and the computer fan, an alarm unit...
8379354 ESD protection circuitry with multi-finger SCRS  
Self-triggered Multi-finger SCRs used in ESD protection circuitry capable of turning on all SCR fingers of the multi-finger SCRs include a first source, a second source, N SCR units, (N−1) d...
8373955 Electrostatic discharge protection devices  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit having first and second transistors and an ESD clamp circuit. The first and second transistors are coupled in series between first and second...
8373956 Low leakage electrostatic discharge protection circuit  
A circuit and method for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The ESD protection circuit includes: a silicon control rectifier (SCR) connected between a first voltage rail and a second voltage...
8373953 Distribution of electrostatic discharge (ESD) circuitry within an integrated circuit  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an integrated circuit (IC) or semiconductor device. This semiconductor device includes a number of I/O pads or bumps on an outer surface of the...
8373954 Composite electronic device and digital transmission circuit using thereof  
A composite electronic device includes first and second magnetic substrates, and a functional layer sandwiched between these magnetic substrates, and the functional layer is configured by a...
8369053 Discharge protection apparatus and method of protecting an electronic device  
A protection circuit apparatus comprises an electrostatic discharge circuit coupled to an isolation filter. The isolation filter comprises an inductor coupled to a ground-coupled capacitor, the...
8368145 Semiconductor device and electronic device  
A semiconductor device has a structure including the first semiconductor region 103 which is provided in the first terminal portion 100 and includes the first n-type impurity region 106, the first...
8369054 NMOS-based feedback power-clamp for on-chip ESD protection  
A power-to-ground clamp transistor provides electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. A filter capacitor and resistor generate a filter voltage that is buffered by three stages to drive the gate of...
8363368 Power supply shunt  
A power supply shunt for an electronic circuit. The power supply shunt includes at least two Field Effect Transistors (FETs), a first of the FETs having its drain coupled to a terminal of an...
8363366 Electrostatic discharge protection circuit  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is disclosed, which comprises an ESD detection circuit and protection switches. If an ESD event occurs, the ESD detection circuit turns off the...
8363367 Electrical overstress protection circuit  
A semiconductor circuit for electric overstress (EOS) protection is provided. The semiconductor circuit employs an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit, which has a resistor-capacitor...
8362938 Analog digital converting device  
Provided is an analog digital converting device which consumes a low power and guarantees fast operation characteristic. The analog digital converting device includes a sub-ADC and a successive...
8358492 Surge protection systems and methods for ethernet communication equipment in outside plant environments  
The present disclosure generally pertains to surge protection systems that protect outside plant equipment from high-energy surges. In one exemplary embodiment, a protection system is used for...
8358490 Transistor with EOS protection and ESD protection circuit including the same  
A transistor with an electrical overstress (EOS) protection may include an active region, a plurality of impurity regions and a conduction pattern. The active region may be formed in a substrate....
8354722 SCR/MOS clamp for ESD protection of integrated circuits  
An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit, methods of fabricating an ESD protection circuit, methods of providing ESD protection, and design structures for an ESD protection circuit. An...
8355229 Semiconductor device with an inductor  
A semiconductor device including an electrostatic discharge element that protects the semiconductor device from electrostatic destruction is provided. The semiconductor device includes a first...
8355228 Semiconductor integrated circuit having protection circuit capable of protecting against ESD and EOS  
A semiconductor integrated circuit has an internal circuit having an input terminal connected to a connection terminal, a protection circuit that discharges an over-voltage supplied to the...
8355227 Electrostatic discharge circuitry with damping resistor  
An apparatus formed on a substrate includes a pad, electrostatic discharge circuitry, and a metal damping resistor connected between the pad and the electrostatic discharge circuitry.
8351173 Power supply circuit  
A power supply circuit includes an energy-consuming component including an input terminal, an input over-voltage protection circuit connected to the input terminal, and a feed back circuit. The...
8350519 Passive over/under voltage control and protection for energy storage devices associated with energy harvesting  
Described herein is, for example, a battery or capacitor over voltage (overcharge) and under-voltage protection circuit, that, for example, is adapted to not draw current from the battery or...
8350841 ESD protection circuit and display apparatus using the same  
An ESD protection circuit comprises three transistors and two voltage dividers. The two source/drain terminals of a first transistor are electrically coupled to a first power line and a second...
8351170 Impedance compensated electrostatic discharge circuit for protection of high-speed interfaces and method of using the same  
The embodiments of the apparatus and method described herein provide an integrated ESD/EOS protection solution which simplifies system PCB design for signal integrity compliance. As part of...
8345394 ESD protection circuit for a switching power converter  
An ESD protection circuit for a switching power converter which includes a high-side switching element connected between a supply voltage and the switching node, and a low-side switching element...
8345395 Electrostatic discharge protection circuit having a reduced size and enhanced discharge  
The present invention describes an electrostatic discharge protection circuit that protects an internal circuit of a semiconductor device from electrostatic discharge. The electrostatic discharge...
8345404 Anti-static part and its manufacturing method  
A conductive layer mainly made of gold is formed on an upper surface of an insulating substrate. Plural electrodes facing each other via a gap is formed by forming the gap in the conductive layer....
8339757 Electrostatic discharge circuit for integrated circuit with multiple power domain  
An ESD protection circuit with multiple domains, which comprises: an ESD protection device, coupled between a first power supplying line and a first ground line; a first internal circuit, having a...
8339756 Control circuit having a delay-reduced inverter  
In some embodiments, a power supply clamp may include a switchable discharge device configured to discharge an electrostatic discharge; and a control circuit configured to generate a control...