Patents Represented by Attorney Aaron Waxler
  • Patent number: 7539391
    Abstract: A method for trick-mode play of an encrypted transport stream containing audio/video/data information comprising: extracting and decrypting data used as local metadata for programs in the encrypted transport stream; creating trick-mode pointers from the metadata; and storing the trick-mode pointers and the encrypted transport stream on a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Alan P. Cavallerano, Richard Chi-Te Shen
  • Patent number: 7529983
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for supporting and monitoring a microcontroller, which is constructed externally of the microcontroller, comprises a watchdog circuit for monitoring the microcontroller, which circuit outputs an error signal if not reset by the microcontroller within a watchdog period, and an interrupt circuit, which feeds important system messages to the microcontroller as interrupt events for processing. In order correctly to combine interrupt processing and watchdog operation, the watchdog circuit is connected to the interrupt circuit and cooperates therewith in such a way that the interrupt circuit feeds at most a predetermined number of interrupt events to the microcontroller within a watchdog period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Wagner
  • Patent number: 7526613
    Abstract: The dismissing of cached data that is not expected to be further used is predicted instead of predicting future I/O operations and then data is fetched from the main memory to replace the dismissed data in the cache. Thus, firstly a location in a cache memory containing data, which is expected not to be further used, is identified, followed by performing a prefetch operation in order to request new data to refill the above location in the cache memory. Therefore, a data processing system comprises at least one processor (12) for processing streaming data, at least one cache memory (200) having a plurality of cache blocks (210), wherein one of said cache memories (200) is associated to each of said processors (12), and at least one cache controller (300) for prefetching data into said cache memory (200), wherein one of said cache controllers (300) is associated to each of said cache memories (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Theodorus Johannes Van Eijndhoven, Martijn Johan Rutten, Evert-Jan Daniël Pol
  • Patent number: 7525553
    Abstract: A computer graphics processor is described comprising a model information providing unit (210) for providing information representing a set of graphics primitives, a rasterizer (227) capable of generating a first sequence of coordinates which coincide with a base grid associated with the primitive, a color generator (235) for assigning a color to said first sequence of coordinates, and a display space resampler (245) for resampling the color assigned by the color generator in the base grid for coordinates u,v to a representation in a grid associated with a display with coordinates x,y, in a first and a second transformation. The transformation is carried out in a first and a second pass, and optionally includes a transposition. The order of the passes and the decision to apply a transposition or not is based on an evaluation of the partial derivatives formula (I) two of which determine shear and two of which determine scaling in the transformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Bart Gerard Bernard Barenbrug, Kornelis Meinds
  • Patent number: 7522936
    Abstract: A wireless terminal a transceiver coupled to an antenna feed and a ground conductor (502), the antenna feed being coupled directly to the ground conductor (502). In one embodiment the ground conductor is a conducting case (902). The coupling is via a parallel plate capacitor formed by a respective plate (506) and a portion of the surface of the case (502). The case (502) acts as an efficient, wideband radiator, eliminating the need for separate antennas. Slots (912, 1214) perform a matching function, eliminating the need for matching between the transceiver and antenna feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Boyle, Peter J. Massey
  • Patent number: 7522018
    Abstract: An electro-acoustic resonator (1, 8, 17) of the membrane or FBAR type (1) or the solidly-mounted or SBAR type (8), with electrodes comprising a single conducting layer or multiple conducting layers, i.e. sandwich construction (17) with an optimum coupling factor kr and thus an improved filter bandwidth. The optimum coupling factor kr is achieved by the arrangement that the top electrode (6, 15, 25) is thinner than the bottom electrode (4, 13, 23). The coupling factor is independent of the resonator's layout defined by the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Frederick Milsom, Hans-Peter Löbl
  • Patent number: 7522903
    Abstract: Three-phase mixer-systems comprising at least three groups of mixers (1-4,5-8,9-12,30) for frequency translating signals are (basic idea) provided with balancing means (13-21,31) for suppressing certain mixing products with harmonics of the oscillator signal resulting from unbalance (insight). Said three groups of mixers (1-4,5-8,9-12) each comprise a group of switching transistors (1-3,5-7,9-11) and an amplifying transistor (4,8,12) coupled to said group of switching transistors (1-3,5-7,9-11) and are balanced by said balancing means (13-21) comprising per group of mixers (1-4,5-8,9-12) and per at least one switching transistor of said group of switching transistors (1-3,5-7,9-11) a further switching transistor (13-21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Leonardus Joseph Michael Ruitenburg
  • Patent number: 7519230
    Abstract: A selector (502) for selecting a background motion vector for a pixel in an occlusion region of an image, from a set of motion vectors being computed for the image, comprises: computing means (510) for computing a model-based motion vector for the pixel on basis of a motion model being determined on basis of a part of (402-436) a motion vector field (400) of the image; comparing means (511) for comparing the model-based motion vector with each of the motion vectors of the set of motion vectors; and selecting means (512) for selecting a particular motion vector of the set of motion vectors on basis of the comparing and for assigning the particular motion vector as the background motion vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Rimmert B. Wittebrood, Gerard De Haan, Rogier Lodder
  • Patent number: 7518450
    Abstract: Recently, the use of class D audio amplifiers has become more and more widespread. In contrast to the generally employed class AB linear amplification technology, class D allows for improved efficiency. However, the class D principle is known for its poor distortion characteristics. According to the present invention, switching delays of the end stage (6) are measured and used for compensating distortions caused by the dead time of the end stage (6). This is done by modifying the switching delay of the power stage. In this way, the output pulse duration is corrected to reflect the input duty cycle. Advantageously, variations in the switching-time due to device property spread, aging, current and temperature may be compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Iain Mosely, F. Javier Esguevillas
  • Patent number: 7515074
    Abstract: A method for coding information in an electronic circuit and an electronic circuit for coding information uses at least two electrically coupled signal paths (X0, X1). Cross-talk between two electrically coupled signal paths (X0, X1) can be utilized to perform logical computation. A signal is propagating on two signal paths (X0, X1) in the form of either rising or falling transitions. The relative delay between the transitions on the two paths (X0, X1) determines the logic value of the output signal (X) to be produced. If the signal on the first paths (X0) propagates faster than the signal on the second path (X1), an output signal (X) having a first logic value is produced. If the signal on the second path (X1) propagates faster than the signal on the first path (X0). an output signal (X) having a second logic value is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Francesco Pessolano, Victor Emmanuel Stephanus Van Dijk
  • Patent number: 7515014
    Abstract: The invention relates in general to a method for determining cable termination resistances in communication networks and a corresponding communication network, and is applicable especially to high-speed communication networks in automobiles, which uses dual-wire harnesses like FlexRay e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Bernd Elend
  • Patent number: 7513434
    Abstract: A device (1) for processing a signal (S) has firstly an antenna configuration (5) that is arranged to transmit a signal (S), that has at least one antenna-configuration terminal (6, 7) intended for connecting the antenna configuration (5) to a circuit (2), and that has an antenna-configuration impedance (ZA) at the antenna-configuration terminal (6, 7), and the circuit (2) further has at least one circuit terminal (3, 4) at which the circuit (2) has a circuit impedance (ZS) and at which the circuit (2) is connected to the antenna-configuration terminal (6, 7) for the purpose of power transmission between the antenna configuration (5) and the circuit (2) by using the signal (S), at least one of the two impedances (ZA, ZS) having, in respect of its reactance (YA, YS), a difference in reactance value (?Y) from a nominal reactance value (YNOM) that is adapted for the transmission of power between the antenna configuration (5) and the circuit (2), and one of the two impedances (ZA, ZS) having a resistance (XA, XS)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Roland Brandl
  • Patent number: 7418650
    Abstract: In order to carry out in a communication system (1) a temporal synchronization of clocks in a particularly rapid and efficient manner, a method is proposed which has the following steps: acquiring state values which are dependent on a time base (10); filing each acquired state value at a position in a first list L comprising (k+1) positions, if the acquired state value is smaller than or equal to the (k+1) smallest element of the list L, where k is a predefinable error tolerance; filing the acquired state value at a position in a second list H comprising (k+1) positions, if the acquired state value is greater than or equal to the (k+1) greatest element of the list H; forming a mean value from the (k+1) smallest element of the list L and the (k+1) greatest element of the list H, if the number of acquired state values is greater than or equal to (2k+2); determining a correction value as a function of the mean value; and correcting a current state value of the clocks that are to be synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: NXP, B.V.
    Inventors: Jörn Ungermann, Peter Fuhrmann, Manfred Zinke
  • Patent number: 7271409
    Abstract: Physical barriers (210) are present between neighbouring pixels (200) on a circuit substrate (100) of an active-matrix electroluminescent display device, particularly with LEDs (25) of organic semiconductor materials. The invention forms these barriers (210) with metal or other electrically-conductive material (240) that serves as an interconnection between a first circuit element (21, 4, 5, 6, 140, 150, 160, T1, T2, Tm, Tg, Ch) of the circuit substrate and a second circuit element (400, 400s, 23), for example, a sensor (400s) of a sensor array supported over the pixel array. The conductive barrier material (240) is insulated (40) at the sides of the barriers adjacent to the LEDs and has an un-insulated top connection area (240t) at which the second circuit element is connected to the conductive barrier material (240).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Nigel David Young, Mark Johnathan Childs, David Andrew Fish, Jason Roderick Hector
  • Patent number: 7268046
    Abstract: A dual gate oxide high-voltage semiconductor device and method for forming the same are provided. Specifically, a device formed according to the present invention includes a semiconductor substrate, a buried oxide layer formed over the substrate, a silicon layer formed over the buried oxide layer, and a top oxide layer formed over the silicon layer. Adjacent an edge of the top oxide layer, a dual gate oxide is formed. The dual gate oxide allows both specific-on-resistance and breakdown voltage of the device to be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Theodore J. Letavic, Mark R. Simpson
  • Patent number: 7227313
    Abstract: The invention provides a tool to select reliable organic LED devices, where the risk for failure before the end of its lifetime is low. This tool comprises the steps of: i) subjecting the device to a high electric field over the electroluminescent layer. This leads to a division of the devices into two, clearly separated, populations, namely one population with a low leakage current (current through the electroluminescent layer in reverse voltage operation) and one population with a high leakage current. In this step, the first population is selected in accordance with a current criterion. ii) detecting instabilities in the leakage current, referred to as noise. It has been established that these instabilities arise in particular at reverse driving voltages between 1 and 10 Volts. These instabilities are a measure of the occurrence of early failures during operation. In this step, the devices are selected in accordance with a noise criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes N. Huiberts, Loic C. A. Mourier, Peter Van De Weijer, Coen T. H. F. Liedenbaum, Martinus H. W. M. Van Delden
  • Patent number: 7224352
    Abstract: An active matrix display includes a display element for producing a visual output when the display element is driven with a constant current, and drive circuitry for controllably driving a substantially constant current through the display element. The drive circuitry includes a two-transistor inverter having an inverter input and a common node output, and the common node output of the inverter is connected, directly or indirectly, to supply or control the current passing through the corresponding display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Elelctronics N.V.
    Inventors: Herbert Lifka, Mark J. Childs, Mark T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7221236
    Abstract: A waveguide comprises a longitudinal first conductor (110) located in an inner space of a box-shaped longitudinal shield conductor which is provided with a slot (122) defining a sliding support for a substantially plate-shaped coupler (300). The shield conductor (120) is provided with flanges (125, 126) extending substantially parallel to each other on opposite sides of the slot (122). A coupling conductor portion (322) faces the first conductor (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Dieter Liess, Lukas Leyten, Diego Sommavilla
  • Patent number: 7221342
    Abstract: An active matrix electroluminescent (EL) display device has a switching circuit for each display pixel which has a drive transistor (30) and a cascode transistor (32) in series with the associated EL display element (20). The switching circuit is operable in two modes, a first mode in which an input current is sampled by the drive transistor (30) and a second mode in which the drive transistor drives a current corresponding to the input current through the EL display element (20). This configuration uses the same transistor for current sampling as for current driving, thereby avoiding the need for matched transistors. The cascode transistor increases the output impedance and ensures that no voltage fluctuations pass to the drive transistor, so that a constant current supply is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: David Andrew Fish
  • Patent number: 7177660
    Abstract: A method of operating a radio communication system uses a random access channel to enable a secondary station to transmit a message to a primary station. The secondary station-transmits a preamble to the primary station. After successful receipt of the preamble the primary station transmits a control channel including power control information to instruct the secondary station to adjust the output power of its transmitter. This method ensures that the secondary station transmits at a sufficient power for the message to be received successfully by the primary station, while minimizing interference generated by the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Moulsley, Bernard Hunt