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9039206 Projection display apparatus to store data using capacitor charges  
A projection display apparatus may include a light source, a power supply unit, a detecting unit, a nonvolatile memory, a capacitor, and a control unit. The power supply unit supplies power from...
9042197 Power fail protection and recovery using low power states in a data storage device/system  
Systems and methods for early warnings of power loss in solid state storage drives are disclosed. Early warnings of power loss can be used to power the drive to force the drive into a low power...
9036444 Redundant memory system and associated method thereof  
Method and system are provided for handling data when power failure from a primary power source of a storage system is detected. The system provides a first memory and a second memory. The first...
9030893 Write driver for write assistance in memory device  
A write assist driver circuit is provided that assists a memory cell (e.g., volatile memory bit cell) in write operations to keep the voltage at the memory core sufficiently high for correct write...
9019792 Fast startup hybrid memory module  
A memory device is provided comprising: a volatile memory device, a non-volatile memory device, a memory control circuit volatile memory controller coupled to the volatile memory device and...
9013943 Static random access memory circuit with step regulator  
Implementations of the present disclosure involve a circuit and/or method for providing a static random access memory (SRAM) component of a very large scale integration (VLSI) design, such as a...
9007864 Information processing apparatus, nonvolatile storage device, information porcessing system and nonvolatile memory controller  
A host device includes a voltage source which is connected to a voltage line via a host voltage switch and which supplies a first voltage to the voltage line, a host regulator which is connected...
9001570 Pseudo retention till access mode enabled memory  
A memory configurable to be used in an RTA mode includes an input latch configured to receive an input address bus and to generate a latched address bus that corresponds to a memory location. An...
8995218 Semiconductor device  
To provide a semiconductor device including a plurality of circuit blocks each of which is capable of performing power gating by setting off periods appropriate to temperatures of the respective...
8995216 Semiconductor device with refresh control circuit  
In a semiconductor device including a row-based control circuit applied with a current reduction circuit having a standby state and an active state, a refresh control circuit generates a refresh...
8971117 Apparatus and methods for applying a non-zero voltage differential across a memory cell not involved in an access operation  
Apparatus and methods for applying a non-zero voltage differential across a memory cell not involved in an access operation can facilitate improved data retention characteristics.
8971144 Hardware write-protection  
A system for providing write-protection functionality to a memory device includes: a memory device including configurable registers controlling write and erase operations in the memory device; a...
8964490 Write driver circuit with low voltage bootstrapping for write assist  
Embodiments of a memory are disclosed that may allow for a negative boost of data lines during a write. The memory device may include a data input circuit, an address decode circuit and a...
8964489 Semiconductor memory device capable of optimizing an operation time of a boosting circuit during a writing period  
When writing into an antifuse memory element finishes, a value of resistance of the memory element rapidly decreases; accordingly, an output voltage of a boosting circuit which produces a writing...
8942057 Serial advanced technology attachment dual in-line memory module device  
When a measured current of a resistor is less than a preset current value after a device is inserted into a memory slot, a control chip and a storage chip does not receive voltages. When the...
8929171 Voltage supply controller, nonvolatile memory device and memory system  
A nonvolatile memory device includes a voltage supply controller (VSC) detecting a level of a power supply voltage and generating a first internal voltage in response thereto. The VSC provides the...
8924633 Methods and system for erasing data stored in nonvolatile memory in low power applications  
The erasing of data stored in a nonvolatile memory is performed using multiple partial erase operations. Each partial erase operation has a time duration that is shorter than the minimum time...
8923063 Memory controller equipped with a compensation circuit for supplying an additional power to a memory device and user system including the same  
A user system is provided including a plurality of flash memory devices and a memory controller connected to the flash memory devices through a plurality of channels. The memory controller...
8923086 Supply voltage distribution system with reduced resistance for semiconductor devices  
A supply voltage distribution system for distributing a supply voltage through a semiconductor device, the supply voltage distribution system comprising: a first supply voltage distribution line...
8908464 Protection for system configuration information  
Systems and methods for detecting power attacks related to subnormal read voltage on an integrated circuit. Upon initiating power up of the integrated circuit and prior to reading configuration...
8904112 Method and apparatus for saving power by efficiently disabling ways for a set-associative cache  
A method and apparatus for disabling ways of a cache memory in response to history based usage patterns is herein described. Way predicting logic is to keep track of cache accesses to the ways and...
8892378 Intelligent tool for detecting perforations and interpretation of data online  
The present application relates to a tool for detecting perforations in hydrocarbon pipelines based on the sensing system thereof. The function of said tool is to pass longitudinally through a...
8885393 Memory array voltage source controller for retention and write assist  
A voltage source controller for a memory array includes an input coupled to a voltage source, an output coupled to one or more memory cells of a memory array, where the output is configured to...
8885435 Interfacing between integrated circuits with asymmetric voltage swing  
Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to interfacing between integrated circuits with asymmetric voltage swing. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a first integrated circuit...
8879350 System and method for tuning a supply voltage for data retention  
A processor and a system are provided for tuning a supply voltage for data retention. The contents of data storage circuitry are read and a data verification indication corresponding to the...
8873328 Nonvolatile memory device including sudden power off detection circuit and sudden power off detection method thereof  
A nonvolatile memory device includes a memory cell array comprising memory cells connected to bit lines and word lines; a word line decoder configured to apply word line voltages to the word...
8867262 Semiconductor memory device  
A semiconductor device includes plural memory cells each having a first inverter and a second inverter, with an input of the first inverter being coupled to an output of the second inverter and an...
8861299 Semiconductor memory device  
A semiconductor device comprises a first pair of signal lines and a first control circuit. The first control circuit precharges each of the first pair of signal lines to a first voltage in...
8854857 Electronic device and method for FRAM power supply management  
The invention is an electronic device including a ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), a first supply voltage domain, a second supply voltage domain and a low drop output voltage regulator...
8848478 Power consumption control  
The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods for power consumption control. A number of embodiments include determining power consumption information for each phase in a combination of...
8837248 Non-volatile memory storage apparatus, memory controller and data storing method  
A non-volatile memory storage apparatus having a connector, an energy storage circuit, a power regulator and supply circuit, a non-volatile memory module, a memory controller and a buffer memory...
8837245 Memory cell array latchup prevention  
A current-limiting device may be configured to be placed along a power-supply bus to limit current through a first complimentary-metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) circuit coupled to the...
8817569 Immunity against temporary and short power drops in non-volatile memory  
A mechanism is presented memory circuits, such a NAND-type flash memories, to autonomously protect themselves from temporary and short power drops. A detection mechanism looks for the supply...
8817568 Dual rail memory  
A memory array comprises a plurality of memory cells arranged in a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. A column of the plurality of columns includes a first voltage circuit coupled to...
8811103 Semiconductor memory integrated device having a precharge circuit with thin-film transistors gated by a voltage higher than a power supply voltage  
Provided is a semiconductor integrated device including a semiconductor memory circuit and a peripheral circuit of the semiconductor memory circuit. The peripheral circuit includes a first...
8811106 Device and method for protecting data in non-volatile memory  
Disclosed is a non-volatile memory data protecting device and method. The non-volatile memory data protecting device that is used for protecting non-volatile memory data when a power is shut down...
8804450 Memory circuits having a diode-connected transistor with back-biased control  
A memory circuit including at least one memory array and at least one sleep transistor connected to the at least one memory array and connected to a first power line for providing a first power...
8767354 Data storage device employing cascaded voltage regulators during power failure  
A data storage device is disclosed comprising a non-volatile memory and control circuitry comprising an interface operable to receive a supply voltage, and a capacitor. An operating voltage...
8767496 Bias sensing in DRAM sense amplifiers through voltage-coupling/decoupling device  
Voltage coupling/decoupling devices are provided within DRAM devices for improving the bias sensing of sense amplifiers and thus the refresh performance. The voltage coupling/decoupling devices...
8766435 Integrated circuit package including embedded thin-film battery  
An integrated circuit package is provided with a thin-film battery electrically connected to and encapsulated with an integrated circuit die. The battery can be fabricated on a dedicated...
8755243 Capacitor charge balance system  
A method of managing the charge stored by a series arrangement of capacitor stages, each stage including a single capacitor or a plurality of capacitors in parallel, involves supplying each...
8750015 Integrated circuit comprising a FRAM memory and method for granting read-access to a FRAM memory  
An electronic device includes an integrated circuit with a FRAM memory and an integrated capacitor connected between a power supply for the FRAM memory and ground. The integrated capacitor has a...
8730748 Semiconductor memory apparatus equipped with an error control circuit for preventing coupling noise  
A semiconductor memory apparatus includes a plurality of memory banks, wherein each memory bank includes a bank control unit configured to reduce a voltage level of a first node to a ground...
8730753 Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device  
A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, having a booster circuit capable of performing a boost operation with appropriate boost voltage arrival time without increasing the circuit size. The...
8721458 NVRAM management in a wagering game machine  
Systems and methods are used to manage the contents of NVRAM in a wagering game machine. NVRAM may be pre-allocated for various purposes prior to loading a first wagering game on a the wagering...
8711607 Semiconductor device  
A logic circuit in a system LSI is provided with a power switch so as to cut off the switch at the time of standby, reducing leakage current. At the same time, an SRAM circuit of the system LSI...
8705309 State-monitoring memory element  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a state-monitoring memory element. The state-monitoring memory element may have a reduced ability to retain a logic state than other regular memory elements...
8705292 Nonvolatile memory circuit with an oxide semiconductor transistor for reducing power consumption and electronic device  
To provide a nonvolatile memory circuit having a novel structure. A first memory circuit, a second memory circuit, a first switch, a second switch, and a phase inverter circuit are included. The...
8693276 Power supply, associated management unit and method  
The present invention discloses a power supply. The power supply may comprise an input power terminal, a capacitor module, a first converter module and a second converter module. The first...
8687453 Energy efficient processor having heterogeneous cache  
A heterogeneous cache structure provides several memory cells into different ways each associated with different minimum voltages below which the memory cells produce substantial state errors....