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US-8,018,809 Hybrid laser diode drivers
A hybrid LDD includes a read channel to selectively output a read current, a plurality of write channels, each to selectively output a different write current,...
US-8,018,808 Method for inspecting optical information recording medium, inspection apparatus, optical information recording...
A method for inspecting an optical information storage medium includes irradiating the medium with a laser beam and rotating the medium by a constant linear...
US-8,018,807 Method and apparatus of compensating for misalignment in an optical disk device
A method and apparatus of compensating for misalignment in an optical disk device includes detecting a plurality of focus error signals, comparing the focus...
US-8,018,806 Method for discriminating disc
A disc discriminating method for use in an optical disc drive includes the following steps. Firstly, an optical pickup head of the optical disc drive is...
US-8,018,805 Media type detection using a lock indicator
A method for detecting a media type of an optical disc system comprising the steps of (A) checking for a first wobble signal associated with a first media type,...
US-8,018,804 Method and apparatus to determine an optimum reproducing condition on an optical recording medium
A method of determining an optimum reproduction condition of a first mark recorded on an optical recording medium that is smaller than a resolution of a pickup...
US-8,018,803 Information recording apparatus and method and computer program
An information recording apparatus (1) is provided with: a recording device (501) for recording record information onto an information recording medium (100) by...
US-8,018,802 Information recording medium, information recording apparatus and method, and computer program
An information recording apparatus is for recording user data and recording management data onto an information recording medium being provided with: a first...
US-8,018,801 Optical information reproduction device
An information recording medium of the optical information reproduction device of the present invention includes a recording unit capable of recording...
US-8,018,800 Optical recording and/or reproducing apparatus having a high-sensitivity magnetic circuit
A magnetic circuit and an optical recording and/or reproducing apparatus employing the magnetic circuit, having: a magnet with first and second magnetic...
US-8,018,799 Optical pickup device and optical disc device
An optical pickup device is provided. The optical pickup device includes a first, second, and third light emitting portions emitting light beams having first,...
US-8,018,798 Demodulation circuit and optical disk drive
A demodulation circuit accurately demodulates a wobble signal of an optical disk without being affected by a phase shift induced by crosstalk. An A-D converter...
US-8,018,797 Device for displaying real time and advertising media
The present invention is a device for displaying real time and advertising media to a person. In one embodiment, the device comprises a front cover, a clock...
US-8,018,796 Bookmark with integrated electronic timer and method therefor
According to an example embodiment, an electronic bookmark includes a header and an electronic timer disposed within the header of the electronic bookmark. The...
US-8,018,795 Electronic device and method of controlling reminder notifications
A method of controlling reminders for an electronic calendar event record includes: generating a reminder notification at a first electronic device, the...
US-8,018,794 Independent device for determining absolute geographic coordinates of an immersed moving body
This invention relates to immersed moving bodies for which the activity requires knowledge of their absolute geographic coordinates. This is the case...
US-8,018,793 Edge detecting apparatus and automatic device with same
An edge detecting apparatus for using in an automatic device and configured for detecting edges of a surface on which the automatic device moves is provided....
US-8,018,792 Method of constructing environmental map using sonar sensors
Disclosed herein is a method of constructing an environmental map using sonar sensors. The method includes the steps of checking whether conflict cells have...
US-8,018,791 Circuit, system and method for controlling read latency
A read latency control circuit is described having a clock synchronization circuit and a read latency control circuit. The clock synchronization circuit...
US-8,018,790 Serial memory interface
A serial memory interface is described, including a memory array, a plurality of serial ports in data communication with the memory array, transferring data...
US-8,018,789 Methods and systems for reducing heat flux in memory systems
The memory module includes front and back faces. Multiple devices are disposed on each of the faces. A first control line serially connects a first group of...
US-8,018,788 Static memory device and static random access memory device
A static memory device includes a bit cell connected to an internal voltage line, and a power supply control circuit connected between the internal voltage line...
US-8,018,787 Semiconductor memory device capable of controlling a supply current of a memory cell and method thereof
A semiconductor memory device uses a magnetic tunnel junction device (MTJ) and includes a memory cell connected between a first driving line and a second...
US-8,018,786 Method for reading semiconductor memories and semiconductor memory
A phase change memory cells including a memory element or a threshold device is read using a read current which does not threshold either the memory element or...
US-8,018,785 Semiconductor memory device comprising a plurality of static memory cells
A driver power supply circuit stepping down a power supply voltage is arranged at a power supply node of a word line driver. The driver power supply circuit...
US-8,018,784 Semiconductor device and data processor
To improve the speed of accessing a low-speed circuit block from a high-speed circuit block without significantly increasing power consumption. Ina data...
US-8,018,783 Storage circuit and storage method
A storage circuit includes a first switching unit that receives data and is controlled to switch between an electrically connecting state and an electrically...
US-8,018,782 Non-volatile memory devices and methods of erasing non-volatile memory devices
In one embodiment, an erase method for a memory including a memory array having at least first and second programmable transistors connected in series, includes...
US-8,018,781 Method of operating nonvolatile memory device
Provided is a method of operating a nonvolatile memory device to perform an erase operation. The method includes applying a composite pulse including a direct...
US-8,018,780 Temperature dependent back-bias for a memory array
The present invention provides a thermostatic bias controller for use with a memory array. The thermostatic bias controller includes a temperature sensing...
US-8,018,779 Semiconductor storage device
It has been conventionally difficult to make circuits operate faster. The present invention is a semiconductor storage device including a reference voltage...
US-8,018,778 Memory read methods, apparatus, and systems
Some embodiments include first memory cells and a first line used to access the first memory cells, second memory cells and at least one second line used to...
US-8,018,777 Flash memory device for adjusting non-selected word line voltage during reading
Disclosed is a flash memory device including a memory cell array having memory cells arranged at intersections of word lines and bit lines, such that one bit...
US-8,018,776 Verification method for nonvolatile semiconductor memory device
The present invention provides nonvolatile semiconductor memory devices which operate with low power consumption. In a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device,...
US-8,018,775 Nonvolatile memory device and method of verifying the same
A nonvolatile memory device having a memory cell array configured to include a number of memory cells coupled to a bit line, a control circuit configured to...
US-8,018,774 Method of operating nonvolatile memory device and memory system
A method of operating a nonvolatile memory device includes; performing a verification operation on memory cells while controlling a verification voltage until...
US-8,018,773 Array of non-volatile memory cells including embedded local and global reference cells and system
An array of memory cells has a first side adjacent to a first column, a second side opposite the first side, a third side adjacent to a first row, and a fourth...
US-8,018,772 Apparatus and method for detecting word line leakage in memory devices
According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for detecting word line leakage in a memory device includes coupling a first word line in the...
US-8,018,771 Fast programming memory device
In an embodiment of a memory device including a matrix of memory cells wherein the memory cells are arranged in a plurality of memory cells strings each one...
US-8,018,770 Program and sense operations in a non-volatile memory device
Methods for programming and sensing in a memory device, a data cache, and a memory device are disclosed. In one such method, all of the bit lines of a memory...
US-8,018,769 Non-volatile memory with linear estimation of initial programming voltage
In a non-volatile memory, a selected page on a word line is successively programmed by a series of voltage pulses of a staircase waveform with verifications in...
US-8,018,768 Non-volatile static random access memory (NVSRAM) device
A non-volatile static random access memory (NVSRAM) device includes a volatile circuit and a non-volatile circuit. Under normal operations when an external...
US-8,018,767 Semiconductor device and method of controlling the same
The present invention provides a semiconductor device that includes: a memory cell array that includes non-volatile memory cells; a first selecting circuit that...
US-8,018,766 Concurrent intersymbol interference encoding in a solid state memory
Methods and devices are provided for concurrent intersymbol interference encoding in a solid state memory. In an illustrative embodiment, a write data signal is...
US-8,018,765 Three-dimensional magnetic memory
Magnetic memories and methods are disclosed. A magnetic memory as described herein includes a plurality of stacked data storage layers to form a...
US-8,018,764 Magnetic tracks, information storage devices including magnetic tracks, and methods of operating information...
A magnetic track includes first and second magnetic domain regions having different lengths and different magnetic domain wall movement speeds. A longer of the...
US-8,018,763 Adaptive wordline programming bias of a phase change memory
The leakage current and power consumption of phase change memories may be reduced using adaptive word line biasing. Depending on the particular voltage applied...
US-8,018,762 Information recording and reproducing apparatus
An information recording and reproducing apparatus, includes: a stacked structure including an electrode layer and a recording layer; a buffer layer added to...
US-8,018,761 Resistance variable element, resistance variable memory apparatus, and resistance variable apparatus
A resistance variable element (10), a resistance variable memory apparatus, and a resistance variable apparatus, comprise a first electrode (2), a second...
US-8,018,760 Resistance variable element and resistance variable memory apparatus
A resistance variable element of the present invention and a resistance variable memory apparatus using the resistance variable element are a resistance...
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