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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
331001000 AUTOMATIC FREQUENCY STABILIZATION USING A PHASE OR FREQUENCY SENSING MEANS 521
331107000 SOLID STATE ACTIVE ELEMENT OSCILLATOR 346
331154000 ELECTROMECHANICAL RESONATOR 248
331057000 RING OSCILLATORS 115
331046000 PLURAL OSCILLATORS 74
331940100 MOLECULAR OR PARTICLE RESONANT TYPE (E.G., MASER) 63
331068000 WITH OUTER CASING OR HOUSING 44
331177000 WITH FREQUENCY ADJUSTING MEANS 41
331044000 WITH FREQUENCY CALIBRATION OR TESTING 35
331065000 WITH DEVICE RESPONSIVE TO EXTERNAL PHYSICAL CONDITION 27
331175000 FREQUENCY STABILIZATION 25
331070000 WITH TEMPERATURE MODIFIER 22
331167000 L-C TYPE OSCILLATORS 18
331185000 WITH PARTICULAR SOURCE OF POWER OR BIAS VOLTAGE 18
331045000 POLYPHASE OUTPUT 14
331074000 COMBINED WITH PARTICULAR OUTPUT COUPLING NETWORK 14
331096000 WITH DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER RESONATOR 13
331143000 RELAXATION OSCILLATORS 12
331182000 AMPLITUDE CONTROL OR STABILIZATION 9
331078000 ELECTRICAL NOISE OR RANDOM WAVE GENERATOR 7
331037000 BEAT FREQUENCY 6
331132000 NEGATIVE RESISTANCE OR NEGATIVE TRANSCONDUCTANCE OSCILLATOR 5
20090121800Apparatus for Low Phase Noise Oscillators - The present invention relates to an oscillator circuit. In the oscillator circuit, the level of the output signal is monitored and compared to a desired reference level. An error signal is then generated and used to modify the feedback so that the negative resistance of the active device presented to the resonator exactly equals the magnitude of the positive resistance of the resonator without having to rely upon saturation in the active device and for very linear operation of the device such that over the full swing of the output, the negative impedance presented to the resonator remain extremely constant—thus reducing the sensitivity of the oscillator to any noise present.05-14-2009
20080246548METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING OSCILLATING SIGNALS - An apparatus for generating an oscillating signal that includes a circuit to accelerate the time in which an oscillating signal reaches a defined steady-state condition from a cold start. The apparatus includes an oscillating circuit to generate an oscillating signal; a first circuit to supply a first current to the oscillating circuit; and a second circuit to supply a second current to the oscillating circuit, wherein the first and second currents are adapted to reduce the time duration for the oscillating signal to reach a defined steady-state condition. The apparatus may be useful in communication systems that use low duty cycle pulse modulation to establish one or more communications channels, whereby the apparatus begins generating an oscillating signal at approximately the beginning of the pulse and terminates the oscillating signal at approximately the end of the pulse.10-09-2008
20080238560Voltage-controlled oscillator and method of operating the same - A voltage-controlled oscillator has: an LC resonant circuit including an inductor and a variable capacitor that are connected in parallel between a pair of output terminals; a plurality of negative resistance circuits provided between a power source and the LC resonant circuit; a plurality of capacitor groups; a first switch circuit selecting an arbitrary number of negative resistance circuit from the plurality of negative resistance circuits; and a second switch circuit selecting an arbitrary number of capacitor group from the plurality of capacitor groups. The LC resonant circuit and the selected capacitor group constitute a resonant circuit. The resonant circuit is electrically connected to the power source through the selected negative resistance circuit, oscillates at an oscillation frequency depending on total capacitance of the resonant circuit, and outputs a differential signal of the oscillation frequency from the pair of output terminals.10-02-2008
20120068778OSCILLATOR - An oscillator which oscillates electromagnetic waves includes a negative differential resistance element, a resonator configured to prescribe oscillation frequencies of the electromagnetic waves, a voltage modulation unit configured to modulate the negative differential resistance element, a stabilizing circuit configured to suppress parasitic oscillation, and a bias circuit, including a power supply and a line, used to control an operating point voltage of the negative differential resistance element. The voltage modulation unit is connected to the bias circuit through the stabilizing circuit.03-22-2012
20120249252OSCILLATOR CIRCUITRY HAVING NEGATIVE DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE - Circuitry is provided that closely emulates biological neural responses. Two astable multivibrator circuits (AMCs), each including a negative differential resistance device, are coupled in series-circuit relationship. Each AMC is characterized by a distinct voltage-dependant time constant. The circuitry exhibits oscillations in electrical current when subjected to a voltage equal to or greater than a threshold value. Various oscillating waveforms can be produced in accordance with voltages applied to the circuitry.10-04-2012
331172000 WITH SYNCHRONIZING, TRIGGERING OR PULSING CIRCUITS 4
20080278251NOISE REMOVAL CIRCUIT - A noise removal circuit. The noise removal circuit comprises a crystal oscillator and a level decision module. The crystal oscillator generates an oscillating signal and an output clock signal. The level decision module detects the signal level of the oscillating signal and outputs the output clock signal when the signal level of the oscillating signal exceeds a first reference level.11-13-2008
20100264999OSCILLATION CIRCUIT, DRIVING CIRCUIT THEREOF, AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - An oscillation circuit, a driving circuit thereof, and a driving method thereof are provided. The driving circuit generates a second enable signal according to an output signal of an oscillator and a first enable signal. The second enable signal is transmitted to the oscillator. When a wave number of the output signal is smaller than a predetermined value during a predetermined period, the driving circuit adjusts a voltage level of the second enable signal. A voltage level of the first enable signal is equal to an enable voltage level. Through variations in voltage levels of the second enable signal, the oscillator is triggered to oscillate.10-21-2010
20080266010Semiconductor device and driving method thereof - A low-power-consumption semiconductor device and a driving method thereof where a clock signal generation is controlled. A transmission and reception control circuit to control signal communication with an outside; a ring oscillator control circuit to detect an edge in a receiving signal and control a ring oscillator; a clock generation circuit to generate a clock signal based on the ring oscillator; and a logic circuit to operate based on a clock signal are included. During signal communication between the transmission and reception control circuit and the outside, the ring oscillator operates and a clock signal is output from the clock generation circuit when the ring oscillator control circuit detects an edge in a receiving signal, and the ring oscillator stops and output of the clock signal from the clock generation circuit stops when transmission of a reply signal from the transmission and reception control circuit to the outside is terminated.10-30-2008
20080252391Multi-phase interleaved oscillator - An oscillator for synchronizing and controlling a multi-phase, interleaved power supply system that has a plurality of power sources. The oscillator includes a first oscillator, having a pulse generator and a timing capacitor, and a second oscillator, having a pulse generator and timing capacitor, that are electrically coupled to one or more first power supplies and one or more second power supplies, respectively. The pulse generator of the first oscillator is electrically coupled to the second timing capacitor and the pulse generator of the second oscillator is electrically coupled to the first timing capacitor. Each of the pulse generators is structured and arranged to provide a synchronizing pulse to the other oscillator's timing capacitor when the voltage on its own timing capacitor is midway between a pre-determined maximum voltage threshold and a pre-determined minimum voltage threshold.10-16-2008
331135000 PHASE SHIFT TYPE 3
20100264996Nth-Order Arbitrary-Phase-Shift Sinusoidal Oscillator Structure and Analytical Synthesis Method of Making the same - Nth-order voltage- and current-mode arbitrary phase shift oscillator structures are synthesized using n operational trans-conductance amplifiers (OTAs) or second-generation current controlled conveyors (CCCIIs) and n grounded capacitors. Linking up the I/O characteristics of the OTA and the CCCII and the reactance of grounded capacitor, the step of synthesis is first based on the algebraic analysis to oscillatory characteristic equations, resulting in a quadrature oscillator structure. Secondly, instead of the quadrature characteristic, to control each output signal with one another by a desired phase difference > or <90°, selectively superposing any of two fundamental OTA/CCCII-C sub-circuitries benefits the transformation of quadrature to arbitrary-phase-shift characteristic for the sinusoidal oscillator structure. Furthermore, several compensation schemes are presented for reducing the output parameter deviation due to the non-ideal effects.10-21-2010
20090115541CIRCUIT FOR PHASE LOCKED OSCILLATORS - The present invention pertains to a circuit comprising a DC current source and at least two spin torque oscillators, the at least two spin torque oscillators being electrically coupled to each other and to the DC current source. A circuit comprising phase shifting means is connected in such a way as to cause a phase shift between current and voltage through the spin torque oscillators. An advantage of the present invention is that the controlled phase shift significantly increases the tolerance for deviating anisotropy fields, which makes manufacturing of spin torque oscillator devices much more feasible in practice.05-07-2009
20100237958FEED-BACK AND FEED-FORWARD SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO REDUCE OSCILLATOR PHASE-NOISE - Systems, methods, and apparatus are described that provide for low phase-noise, spectrally-pure, and low-jitter signals from electrical oscillators. An aspect of the present disclosure includes utilization of an open-loop feed-forward phase-noise cancellation scheme to cancel phase noise, or jitter, of an electrical oscillator. Phase noise can be measured and then subtracted, with the phase noise measurement and subtraction being performed at a speed faster than phase noise variations of the oscillator. Another aspect of the present disclosure includes use of a feedback scheme for phase noise reduction. A feedback scheme can be used alone or in conjunction with a feed-forward scheme. Related phase-noise cancellation and/or reduction methods are described. Notch filter and RF amplifier circuits are also described.09-23-2010
331064000 WITH INDICATOR, SIGNAL, OR ALARM 3
20120194281Oscillation-Stop Detection Circuit, Semiconductor Device, Timepiece, And Electronic Device - An oscillation-stop detection circuit can be manufactured at low cost without requiring controlling difficult manufacturing process conditions. Inverter 08-02-2012
20090072915MINIATURE RF CALIBRATOR UTLIIZING MULTIPLE POWER LEVELS - A small light-weight battery operated calibrator device provides a precise sine wave output for use in calibration of test equipment, such as a RF Power Meter or a Spectrum Analyzer. The calibration device includes two power levels, one −40 dBm and one 0 dBm. The purpose of the two power levels is to obtain a slope and offset for correction of the RF power measuring device being calibrated. Operation indication LED lights are provided to indicate which of the two powers are in use, and if battery power is below acceptable levels. Miniature low power components including a crystal oscillator and a divide by 2 integrated circuit that generates a precise square wave and a low pass filter for converting the square wave into a precise sine wave allows the calibrator to be battery operated and stored as a calibration component.03-19-2009
20120280757SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND ABNORMAL OSCILLATION DETECTION METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A semiconductor device includes a first oscillator that generates a first clock signal, a second oscillator that generates a second clock signal in response to the first clock signal, a third oscillator that generates a third clock signal, a counter that counts a signal corresponding to the first clock signal or a signal corresponding to the second clock signal during a predetermined period that is set based on the third clock signal to generate an overflow signal indicating that a count value of the signal corresponding to the first clock signal or the signal corresponding to the second clock signal exceeds a predetermined value, and an abnormality notice unit that receives the overflow signal to generate an abnormal signal indicating that an abnormal oscillation occurs in at least one of the first to third clock signals.11-08-2012
331086000 WITH MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED SPACE DISCHARGE DEVICE (E.G., MAGNETRON) 2
20080238558Magnetrons - A magnetron having a cathode 10-02-2008
20080231380Magnetron Oscillator - A magnetron (09-25-2008
331060000 SINGLE OSCILLATOR WITH PLURAL OUTPUT CIRCUITS 2
20090302953MAGNETIC OSCILLATOR WITH MULTIPLE COHERENT PHASE OUTPUT - Apparatus to generate signals with multiple phases are described. The apparatus includes a fixed multilayer stack providing a varying magnetic field and at least two sensors adjacent the fixed multilayer stack to sense the varying magnetic field and generate at least two output signals. The frequency of the output signals can be tuned by an input current.12-10-2009
20100283550MULTI-OUTPUT OSCILLATOR USING SINGLE OSCILLATOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING MULTIPLE OUTPUTS USING THE SAME - Provided are a multi-output oscillator using a single oscillator, and a method of generating multiple outputs. The multi-output oscillator includes: an oscillator outputting the single frequency; a multiplier multiplying the single frequency to output a first frequency; a first frequency divider dividing the single frequency by a first division factor; a first mixer outputting a second frequency by mixing an output of the first frequency divider and an output of the multiplier; a second frequency divider dividing the single frequency by a second division factor; a second mixer mixing the output of the second frequency divider and the output of the first mixer to output a third frequency; and a third mixer mixing the output of the second frequency divider and the output of the multiplier to output a fourth frequency.11-11-2010
331106000 WITH PERIODOIC OR REPETITIOUS AMPLITUDE VARYING MEANS (E.G., TREMOLO) 1
20100127785Method for regulating an excited oscillation - In a method for regulating an excited oscillation of a system to a resonance case of the system, instantaneous values of the oscillating quantity are discretely recorded using one sampling frequency, and the sampling frequency is selected to be below twice a maximum frequency of the system. In addition, the following steps are provided: ascertaining an oscillation amplitude from the instantaneous values; regulating a control amplitude on the basis of the ascertained oscillation amplitude; specifying a control frequency on the basis of the control amplitude; generating a control oscillation in consideration of the control frequency; combining the oscillation amplitude and the control oscillation to form a control signal; and exciting the system in consideration of the control signal.05-27-2010
331126000 GASEOUS SPACE DISCHARGE DEVICE 1
20090237170METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADVANCED FREQUENCY TUNING - A method and apparatus for tuning the operational frequency of an electrical generator coupled to a time-varying load is described. One illustrative embodiment rapidly calculates an error (reflection coefficient magnitude) at the current operational frequency of the electrical generator; adjusts the frequency of the electrical generator by an initial step size so; rapidly calculates a second error; and if the magnitude of the second error is smaller than the magnitude of the first error, then the step size is increased and the frequency is adjusted by the increased step size.09-24-2009
331187000 MISCELLANEOUS OSCILLATOR STRUCTURES 1
20110133849LOW PHASE NOISE VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED OSCILLATOR (VCO) USING HIGH QUALITY FACTOR METAMATERIAL TRANSMISSION LINES - A voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), specifically, a low phase noise VCO using metamaterial transmission lines including a signal plane on which transmission lines are etched in an interdigital fashion is provided. Though high quality resonators based on a metamaterial structure, improvement of the phase noise of the VCO and circuit miniaturization are achieved.06-09-2011
331071000 RAW A.C. USED AS SOURCE OF POWER OR BIAS 1
20090121798HIGH POWER MICROWAVE WASTE MANAGEMENT - A variable capacitor power supply for a high-power, industrial magnetron is powered directly from a conventional, public-service, 4,160 volt and higher power line. The magnetron's output is removably attached to a tractor trailers or train boxcar fabricated as a microwave work chambers. Microwave work chambers are configured to dry waste, burn dried waste, enhance chemical processes, fix free nitrogen, burn waste metal, reclaim component metals from mixed waste metal, and for gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma waste disposal. Alternately, the microwave power supply is removably connected to an underground cave, configured as a microwave oven chamber, to microwave waste therein. The microwave power supply is located in the basement of a high rise building designed to convert the high rise building waste into heat and electricity.05-14-2009

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