US Pat. No. 9,589,092

METHOD FOR CO-DESIGNING FLIP-CHIP AND INTERPOSER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for co-designing a flip-chip and an interposer, comprising:
obtaining information regarding I/O pads, power pins and IR constraints of the flip-chip by a processor;
performing a bump planning procedure by the processor to obtain a minimum number of power bumps of the flip-chip corresponding
to the power pins of the flip-chip according to the information, and to uniform power density of the power bumps of the flip-chip
to obtain a minimum conductance of each of the power pins of the flip-chip and a bump placement of a plurality of micro bumps
of the flip-chip;

performing a chip-interposer routing procedure by the processor to obtain a flow network according to the minimum conductance
of the power pins and the bump placement of the micro bumps, and obtain a Re-Distribution Layer (RDL) routing of the flip-chip
and an interposer routing of the interposer according to the flow network; and

mounting the flip-chip to the interposer according to the RDL routing of the flip-chip and the interposer routing of the interposer
to obtain a chip-interposer structure,

wherein a distance between a die boundary of the flip-chip and the micro bump adjacent to the die boundary of the flip-chip
is not greater than half of a bump pitch of the micro bumps in the bump placement.

US Pat. No. 9,124,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TEMPORAL MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of deriving a motion vector predictor or motion vector predictor candidate or motion vector or motion vector candidate
for a current block in a current picture, the method comprising:
receiving two or more motion vectors of one temporal block in a first reference picture in a first list selected from a group
consisting of list 0 and list 1, wherein a first motion vector of said two or more motion vectors points to another reference
picture in the first list and a second motion vector of said two or more motion vectors points to a second reference picture
in a second list different from the first list;

determining a candidate set based on said two or more motion vectors, wherein said determining the candidate set comprises
deriving a first scaled motion vector from the first motion vector and a second scaled motion vector from the second motion
vector for the candidate set; and

determining the motion vector predictor or motion vector predictor candidate or motion vector or motion vector candidate for
the current block from the candidate set according to a priority order of said at least two motion vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,191,257

METHOD FOR DETERMINING SIGNAL PHASE ROTATION OF SUB-CHANNELS WITHIN A TRANSMISSION BANDWIDTH

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for determining signal phase rotation of sub-channels within a non-contiguous transmission bandwidth, the method
comprising the steps of:
determining a fundamental set of phase rotations;
performing a cyclic shift operation for all of the fundamental set of phase rotations to generate a cyclic-shifted set of
phase rotations;

multiplying the cyclic-shifted set of phase rotations by a complex constant to generate a final set of phase rotations; and
determining the phase rotation of each sub-channel within the non-contiguous transmission bandwidth within a communication
system according to the final set of phase rotations,

wherein the sub-channels comprise four sub-channels within the non-contiguous transmission bandwidth, and three of the four
sub-channels have the same phase rotation, and the remaining sub-channel has a phase rotation with a 180-degree difference
from that of the other three sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 9,142,874

WIRELESS DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A wireless device, comprising:
a housing, formed by a metal material;
a wireless module, disposed inside the housing;
an external socket interface, disposed on the housing; and
an antenna, disposed outside the housing, coupled to the external socket interface for transmitting and receiving signals
corresponding to the wireless module; wherein the external socket interface is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) port, and a power
supply pin Vcc of the USB port is electrically connected to a signal trace of the antenna, and the power supply pin Vcc of
the USB port is physically connected to the wireless module, and the USB port is coupled to a flash memory module which is
powered by the power supply pin Vcc via a first RF choke circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,137,751

CONCURRENT CONTROL METHOD FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE EMBEDDED WITH WI-FI DIRECT

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A concurrent control method for a communication device embedded with Wi-Fi Direct comprising:
determining whether a beacon interval of the communication device and a beacon interval of the WLAN AP are the same;
measuring a time difference between a target beacon transmission time (TBTT) of the communication device and a nearest target
beacon transmission time (TBTT) of the WLAN AP when the beacon interval of the communication device and the beacon interval
of the WLAN AP are the same;

dynamically adjusting a target beacon transmission time (TBTT) of a Wi-Fi Direct connection according to the time difference
between the TBTT of the communication device and a nearest TBTT of a wireless local area network access point (WLAN AP) and
whether a channel for the Wi-Fi Direct connection and a channel for the WLAN connection are different

comparing the time difference with at least one threshold to determine whether shifting a time synchronization function (TSF)
timer of the communication device;

when the channel for the Wi-Fi Direct connection and the channel for the WLAN connection are different and the time difference
is less than a first threshold, shifting a time synchronization function (TSF) timer of the communication device to make the
time difference between TBTT of the communication device and TBTT of the WLAN AP greater than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,185,660

POWER ADAPTATION APPARATUS AND POWER ADAPTATION METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK/DOWNLINK POWER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A power adaptation apparatus for a wireless communication channel, comprising:
a channel quality estimator, generating a channel quality indicator by estimating block error rate of an enhanced dedicated
channel (E-DCH) according to a percentage of acknowledgement indicators (ACK) or negative acknowledgement indicators (NACK)
during a specific number of transmission time intervals; and

a power ratio compensator, receiving the channel quality indicator and compensating a power ratio parameter according to the
channel quality indicator, wherein the power ratio parameter defines a ratio of gain factor of the wireless communication
channel to gain factor of another wireless communication channel, and is referenced for setting the power of the wireless
communication channel,

wherein the power ratio compensator compensates the power ratio parameter by changing the gain factor of the wireless communication
channel within a tolerance range,

wherein the power ratio compensator includes a plurality of states and a plurality of adjustments to the power ratio parameter,
each state from the plurality of states is associated with an adjustment from the plurality of adjustments to the power ratio
parameter, and the particular state of the plurality of states is determined based upon the percentage of acknowledgement
indicators (ACK) or negative acknowledgement indicators (NACK) exceeding a threshold plus an amount of hysteresis during the
specific number of transmission time intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,479,203

TRANSCEIVER CAPABLE OF IQ MISMATCH COMPENSATION ON THE FLY AND METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A transceiver capable of IQ mismatch compensation, comprising:
a transmitter circuit, configured to up-convert a modulation signal on the fly to generate a first RF signal for both radio
transmission and IQ mismatch determination, wherein the first RF signal is passed to an antenna for radio transmission; and

a loop-back circuit, configured to receive the first RF signal generated by the transmitter circuit, down-convert the first
RF signal, and then digitize the down-converted first RF signal, the loop-back circuit comprising an IQ mismatch detector
configured to receive both the modulation signal and the down-converted first RF signal, the IQ mismatch detector further
configured to determine a first IQ mismatch parameter based on a first statistical measure of the digitized down-converted
first RF signal in relation to the modulation signal,

wherein the transmitter circuit further comprises a transmitter IQ mismatch compensator that receives the modulation signal
and is configured to compensate for first IQ mismatch in the transmitter circuit according to the first IQ mismatch parameter
determined by the IQ mismatch detector to generate an IQ compensated modulation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,148,672

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESIDUE TRANSFORM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of processing image data for an image decoder or video data for a video decoder, the method comprising:
receiving a bitstream comprising compressed data corresponding to image data or video data, wherein the image data or the
video data corresponds to a plurality of input channels;

applying entropy decoding to the bitstream to recover data symbols related to residue transformed data, wherein the residue
transformed data corresponds to a plurality of output channels;

applying inverse residue transform to first data related to the data symbols to obtain inverse residue transform output related
to residue data associated with the plurality of input channels, wherein the residue transformed data are related to the residue
data according to a set of integer operations applied to third data related to the residue data across the plurality of input
channels, wherein the residue data includes a first residue signal and a second residue signal associated with different input
channels of the plurality of input channels, respectively; the residue transformed data includes a first residue transform
output and a second residue transform output associated with different output channels of the plurality of output channels,
respectively; the third data has a first portion associated with the first residue signal and a second portion associated
with the second residue signal; and the first portion and the second portion of the third data are both involved in setting
each of the first residue transform output and the second residue transform output; and

applying reconstruction process to second data related to the inverse residue transform output to reconstruct the image data
or the video data.

US Pat. No. 9,445,492

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of fingers;
a substrate consisting of a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer;
wherein the first conductive layer is on a top surface and the second conductive layer is on a bottom surface;
a first semiconductor package mounted on a first and a second finger;
a second semiconductor package mounted on a third and a fourth finger;
a first signal trace on the top surface along a first direction, wherein the first signal trace connects to the first finger
and the third finger;

a second signal trace divided into two segments on the top surface adjacent to opposite sides of the first signal trace, respectively,
wherein the second signal trace connects to the second finger and the fourth finger; and

a conductive connection along a second direction coupled to the two segments of the second signal trace, across the first
signal trace without electrically connecting to the first signal trace to avoid forming splits on a ground plane in the bottom
surface such that the first signal trace pass over an unbroken part of the ground plane without any split formed by two separate
planes on the bottom surface, wherein the conductive connection is disposed over the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,402,232

CELL RESELECTION ENHANCEMENT FOR POWER SAVING LTE DEVICES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method, comprising:
obtaining parameters for extended cell reselection (ECR) by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network;
going to sleep and waking up periodically to monitor a paging channel, wherein the UE applies a normal paging cycle or a power-saving
paging cycle;

performing cell selection if the UE applies the normal paging cycle; and
performing cell reselection based on the ECR parameters if the UE applies the power-saving paging cycle and if the ECR parameters
are valid based on a list of conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,124,961

CONTROL DEVICE FOR DRIVING MULTI-FUNCTION SPEAKER BY USING DIGITAL MIXING SCHEME AND RELATED CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A control device for driving a multi-function speaker supporting a plurality of predetermined functions including at least
an audio function and a non-audio function, the control device comprising:
a digital signal mixing block, for receiving a plurality of digital input signals corresponding to the predetermined functions,
respectively, and generating a digital mixed signal according to the digital input signals, wherein the digital signal mixing
block comprises:

a plurality of signal processing blocks, for generating a plurality of digital processed signals by processing the digital
input signals, respectively, wherein at least one of the signal processing blocks comprise:

a wideband signal generation block, for receiving and converting a narrowband vibration signal which is one of the digital
input signals that corresponds to the non-audio function into a wideband signal; and

a mixer, for generating the digital mixed signal by mixing the digital processed signals; and
a digital-to-analog block, coupled to the digital signal mixing block, for generating an analog driving signal to the multi-function
speaker according to the digital mixed signal.

US Pat. No. 9,214,201

DRAM AND ACCESS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

8. A dynamic random access memory (DRAM), comprising:
an address combination circuit, comprising:
a storage unit;
a first selector, storing a first address from a controller via an address bus into the storage unit according to a first
command from the controller via a command bus;

a second selector, obtaining the first address stored in the storage unit according to a second command from the controller
via the command bus; and

a combination unit, obtaining a second address from the controller via the address bus according to the second command, and
providing a valid address according to the first address and the second address; and

a memory array, storing data from the controller via a data bus in response to the valid address according to a write command
from the controller via the command bus, and providing data to the controller via the data bus in response to the valid address
according to a read command from the controller via the command bus,

wherein the valid address is a row address when each of the first command and the second command is an active command, and
wherein the valid address is a column address when the second command is an access command.

US Pat. No. 9,445,431

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES SUPPORTING WIFI AND LTE COMMUNICATIONS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMISSION CONTROL THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communications device supporting operation on a first wireless technology and a second wireless technology, comprising:
a wireless module performing wireless transceiving to and from a first base station of a first wireless technology and a second
base station of a second wireless technology, wherein the first wireless technology is a long term evolution (LTE) technology
and the second wireless technology is a WiFi technology; and

a controller module, transmitting a control message prior to the starting of a uplink transmission period of the first wireless
technology via the wireless module to occupy the uplink transmission period of the first wireless technology so as to allow
transmission of signals of the second wireless technology during the uplink transmission period of the first wireless technology,

wherein the controller module further rearranges the transmission of signals of the second wireless technology to end the
transmission of signals of the second wireless technology prior to the starting of a downlink transmission period of the first
wireless technology so as to receive an acknowledge (ACK) to activate the reception of signals of the second wireless technology
during the downlink transmission period of the first wireless technology via the wireless module.

US Pat. No. 9,420,599

SYNCHRONIZED ACTIVITY BITMAP GENERATION METHOD FOR CO-LOCATED COEXISTENCE (CLC) DEVICES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communications device, comprising:
a clock source;
a first radio module communicating with a communications device in compliance with a first protocol;
a second radio module communicating with a base station in compliance with a second protocol; and
a Co-Located Coexistence (CLC) radio manager, comprising a processing circuit, receiving a traffic pattern from the first
radio module indicating a first traffic allocation for the first radio module, obtaining timing information of the base station,
obtaining a native reference clock from the clock source, converting values of the traffic pattern into the native reference
clock counts, aligning the converted traffic pattern with the timing information of the base station, converting the aligned
traffic pattern into a plurality of OFDMA frames or OFDMA sub-frames of the timing information, generating one or more CLC
bitmaps for the first radio module, and transmitting the generated CLC bitmaps to the base station via the second radio module
to recommend a second traffic allocation of the OFDMA frames or the OFDMA sub-frames,

wherein the second traffic allocation is an OFDMA traffic allocation and the timing information of the base station is a OFDMA
frame clock or a OFDMA sub-frame clock;

wherein the traffic pattern comprises information indicating whether the traffic pattern is for reception or for transmission,
a duration indicating the length of time required by the traffic pattern for each repetition thereof, and a repeating interval
of the traffic pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,413,444

RADIO-FREQUENCY PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND RELATED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A radio frequency (RF) processing circuit used in a wireless communication device, comprising:
an RF front-end circuit, coupled to a plurality of antennas and a plurality of communication modules for switching connections
between the plurality of antennas and the plurality of communication modules according to a control signal; and

a control unit, coupled to the RF front-end circuit for generating the control signal according to a frequency band and operation
conditions of each communication module;

wherein the RF front-end circuit comprises:
a frequency multiplexing module, comprising a plurality of frequency multiplexing units, each of the frequency multiplexing
units is coupled to one of the plurality of antennas and comprises a plurality of input terminals, each of the frequency multiplexing
units is configured for exchanging signals between the plurality of input terminals and corresponding antenna; and

a switch module, comprising a plurality of primary switch units, each of the primary switch units comprises a plurality of
primary output terminals and each of the primary switch units is coupled to one of the plurality of communication modules
and is configured for switching connections between corresponding communication module and the plurality of the frequency
multiplexing units according to the control signal;

wherein the switch module further comprises:
a plurality of secondary switch units, each of secondary switch units couples to the frequency multiplexing module and the
plurality of primary switch units for switching connection between the plurality of primary output terminals and the plurality
of input terminals;

wherein the primary output terminals of each of the plurality of primary switch units respectively correspond to each of the
plurality of antennas and the primary output terminals coupled to the same secondary switch unit correspond to the same frequency
band.

US Pat. No. 9,350,373

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER AND LONG-TERM-EVOLUTION ADVANCED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter, converting an input signal to an output signal, comprising:
a first analog-to-digital converting circuit, generating a first signal based on the input signal and further outputting a
feature signal of a first quantization error of the first analog-to-digital converting circuit;

a second analog-to-digital converting circuit, generating a second signal based on the input signal and the feature signal;
and

an output combiner, combining the first signal and the second signal to generate the output signal and thereby to reduce a
quantization error factor in the output signal that is due to the first quantization error.

US Pat. No. 9,231,549

PHASE SHIFTER AND AND RELATED LOAD DEVICE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A phase shifter, comprising:
a phase shifter core, having an input port for receiving an input signal, an output port for outputting an output signal,
and a plurality of connection ports; and

a plurality of load devices, coupled to the connection ports, respectively, at least one of the load devices comprising:
a plurality of first varactor units each having a first node, coupled to a corresponding connection port, and a second node,
wherein first nodes of the first varactor units are coupled to a first voltage, second nodes of the first varactor units are
respectively coupled to a plurality of second voltages, the second voltages include at least two voltages different from each
other, and either the first voltage or the second voltages are variable for tuning capacitive values of the first varactor
units; and

a plurality of second varactor units each having a first node and a second node, wherein the first varactor units and the
second varactor units are arranged in a differential topology, first nodes of the second varactor units are coupled to a third
voltage, and second nodes of the second varactor units are respectively coupled to the second voltages.

US Pat. No. 9,172,408

TRANSMITTER SUPPORTING TWO MODES

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A transmitter, comprising:
a first channel, for processing a first input signal to generate a first output signal,
wherein the first channel comprises:
a first filter, for filtering the first input signal to generate a filtered first input signal;
a first mixer, coupled to the first filter, for receiving the filtered first input signal and outputting the first output
signal by utilizing a first oscillation signal;

a first capacitor, wherein a node of the first capacitor is coupled between the first filter and the first mixer, and another
node of the first capacitor is coupled to a ground;

a second channel, comprising:
a second mixer, wherein the second mixer is arranged to receive a second oscillation signal, and the second mixer has an output
node and an input node; and

a second capacitor, wherein a node of the second capacitor is coupled to the input node of the second mixer, and another node
of the second capacitor is coupled to the ground; and

an output circuit, coupled to the first channel and the output node of the second channel, for receiving at least the first
output signal;

wherein the second mixer does not receive any input signal via the input node of the second mixer, and when the transmitter
is operated under a first mode, the first mixer receives the first oscillation signal and the second mixer receives the second
oscillation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,414,058

VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF GENERATING OUTPUT VIDEO PICTURES/SEQUENCE WITH COLOR DEPTH DIFFERENT FROM COLOR DEPTH OF ENCODED VIDEO BITSTREAM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A video processing apparatus, comprising:
a control unit, arranged for generating a color depth control signal;
a storage device;
a video decoder, coupled to the storage device, the video decoder arranged for decoding an encoded video bitstream and accordingly
generating decoded video pictures (sequence) to the storage device; and

a video processor, coupled to the control unit and the storage device, the video processor arranged for referring to the color
depth control signal to enable a target video processing mode selected from a plurality of supported video processing modes
respectively corresponding to different output color depths, and processing picture data derived from the decoded video pictures
(sequence) buffered in the storage device under the target video processing mode to generate output video pictures (sequence)
to a display apparatus, wherein the encoded video bitstream is not fed into the video processor for decoding; when the target
video processing mode corresponds to a first output color depth, the output video pictures (sequence) having the first output
color depth are generated to the display apparatus; and when the target video processing mode corresponds to a second output
color depth different from the first output color depth, the output video pictures (sequence) having the second output color
depth are generated to the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,312,846

DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL METHOD OF DRIVER CIRCUIT

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A driver circuit for receiving a first data input and generating an output signal to a termination element according to
at least the first data input, the driver circuit comprising:
a pair of differential output terminals, arranged for outputting the output signal, wherein the pair of differential output
terminals has a first output terminal and a second output terminal;

a first current mode drive unit, coupled to the pair of differential output terminals, the first current mode drive unit arranged
for generating a first reference current, outputting the first reference current from one of the first output terminal and
the second output terminal to the termination element according to the first data input, steering the first reference current
to flow into the termination element such that the first reference current outputted from the first current mode drive unit
flows through the termination element and is used as at least a portion of a current flowing through the termination element,
and receiving the first reference current from the other of the first output terminal and the second output terminal according
to the first data input; and

a voltage mode drive unit, coupled to the pair of differential output terminals, the voltage mode drive unit arranged for
providing a first reference voltage and a second reference voltage different from the first reference voltage, coupling the
first reference voltage to one of the first output terminal and the second output terminal according to the first data input,
and coupling the second reference voltage to the other of the first output terminal and the second output terminal according
to the first data input.

US Pat. No. 9,065,509

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A communication unit comprising:
a radio frequency, RF, transmitter comprising:
a power amplifier, PA, module; and
an envelope tracking system operably coupled to the PA module and comprising a supply modulator arranged to variably control
a supply voltage for the PA module in response to a number of input samples of an envelope signal;

wherein the envelope tracking system further comprises at least one slew rate module arranged to re-distribute a maximum slew
rate across the number of input samples in a provision of a variable power supply to the PA module, and the supply modulator
comprises at least one DC-DC converter operably coupled to a linear amplifier arranged to generate the variable power supply
to the PA module, such that the at least one slew rate module provides the re-distributed maximum slew rate across the number
of input samples of the envelope signal to the at least one DC-DC converter.

US Pat. No. 9,252,931

METHOD FOR COORDINATING TRANSMISSIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES AND COMMUNICATION SAPPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for coordinating transmissions between different communications apparatuses in a communications system, comprising:
obtaining a sub-frame indicator carried in a first control signal transmitted in a control region of a first sub-frame received
from an evolved node B (eNB), wherein the sub-frame indicator indicates resource allocation of one or more sub-frame following
the first sub-frame;

determining whether a second sub-frame following the first sub-frame and received from the eNB is an almost blank sub-frame
according to the sub-frame indicator; and

when the second sub-frame is not the almost blank sub-frame, obtaining information regarding a start position of a data region
of the second sub-frame from a second control signal transmitted in a control region of the second sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,185,682

METHODS TO SUPPORT CONTINUOUS MBMS RECEPTION WITHOUT NETWORK ASSISTANCE

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
receiving a subscribed multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service by a user equipment (UE) in a source cell;
performing handover to a target cell;
obtaining MBMS information of the target cell, wherein the MBMS information comprises an MBMS single frequency network (MBSFN)
area ID of the target cell; and

determining MBMS service continuity in the target cell, wherein the UE releases MBMS bearer and informs a non-access stratum
(NAS) entity if the subscribed MBMS service is unavailable after handover, and wherein the UE keeps MBMS bearer during handover
if the subscribed MBMS service is available after handover.

US Pat. No. 9,118,371

DIGITAL TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING MISMATCH IN DIGITAL TRANSMITTER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A digital transmitter, comprising:
a plurality of converting devices, arranged to generate a plurality of converting signals according to a plurality of digital
input signals;

a compensation device, arranged to generate at least one compensation signal according to the plurality of digital input signals;
and

a combining circuit, arranged to output an amplified output signal according to the plurality of converting signals and the
at least one compensation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,554,407

LINKING METHOD BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND RELATED MACHINE READABLE MEDIUM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A linking method employed by a first communication device, comprising:
transmitting a first network domain information to a second communication device before/after a link with the second communication
device is established;

receiving a second network domain information from the second communication device before/after the link with the second communication
device is established; and

selecting a specific network domain address different from each network domain address indicated by the first network domain
information and each network domain address indicated by the second network domain information as a network domain address
of the link;

wherein the first network domain information indicates a network domain address of each link currently used by the first communication
device; the second network domain information indicates a network domain address of each link currently used by the second
communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,220,103

METHOD OF NETWORK ENTRY IN OFDM MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method, comprising:
(a) performing a common network entry procedure using a primary radio frequency (RF) carrier by a mobile station in an OFDM
wireless network, wherein the mobile station obtains uplink parameters of the primary carrier and performs ranging for the
primary carrier;

(b) exchanging multi-carrier capability information with a base station, wherein the multi-carrier capability information
comprises information on number of carriers that can be simultaneously supported by the mobile station and the base station;
and

(c) enabling multi-carrier transmission over multiple frequency channels if both the mobile station and the base station support
multi-carrier capability.

US Pat. No. 9,094,776

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROGRESSIVELY SCANNING CHANNELS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for progressively scanning channels comprising the steps of:
checking whether a previous channel scanning procedure is completed and obtaining a scanning instruction;
setting a channel to be continuously scanned after the previous channel scanning procedure in accordance with the scanning
instruction, wherein the channel to be continuously scanned is a channel next to a last scanned channel in the previous channel
scanning procedure if the scanning instruction indicates that the previous channel scanning procedure is not completed;

deleting only a record of the channel to be continuously scanned if the record of the channel to be continuously scanned is
recorded in a scanning record; and

scanning the channel to be continuously scanned after deleting the record of the channel to be continuously scanned.

US Pat. No. 9,473,906

IDLE MODE RECEPTION FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION OVER LTE EMBMS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a unicast Evolved Packet Service (EPS) bearer by a user equipment (UE) in a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network
for receiving downlink (DL) unicast traffic of DL group communication, wherein the UE belongs to a communication group having
a group identifier (ID);

receiving access information from the LTE network for monitoring DL multicast traffic of the DL group communication, wherein
the UE receives the DL group communication via monitoring a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH);

monitoring a multicast Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) bearer for receiving the DL multicast traffic in MBMS
broadcast mode, wherein the MBMS bearer is associated with a Temporary Mobile Group Identifier (TMGI), wherein the TMGI is
associated with the group ID, and wherein physical resources used for the DL group communication is indicated by the PDCCH
addressed to a group radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) that is linked to the TMGI; and

entering radio resource control_idle (RRC_IDLE) mode and releasing a radio bearer of the unicast EPS bearer while keep monitoring
the multicast MBMS bearer for the DL multicast traffic.

US Pat. No. 9,379,079

FLIP CHIP SCHEME AND METHOD OF FORMING FLIP CHIP SCHEME

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A flip chip scheme, comprising:
a plurality of bumps, some of the bumps arranged in a first pattern, respectively, and some of the bumps arranged in a second
pattern different from the first pattern, respectively;

wherein the first pattern is an equilateral triangle arranged by three bumps, and the second pattern is a square arranged
by four bumps.

US Pat. No. 9,143,820

METHOD FOR PERFORMING FLUENT PLAYBACK CONTROL IN RESPONSE TO DECODING STATUS, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing fluent playback control, the method being applied to an electronic device, the method comprising
the steps of:
determining whether an out of synchronization status regarding audio playback and video playback occurs; and
when it is detected that the out of synchronization status occurs, controlling jump timing of video playback according to
at least one of scene change detection and standstill detection, comprising:

performing the scene change detection to determine whether a scene change exists;
when it is detected that the scene change exists, triggering a jump operation of video playback; and
performing the standstill detection to determine whether a standstill phenomenon will occur if the jump operation of video
playback is performed, in order to determine whether to delay triggering the jump operation of video playback.

US Pat. No. 9,137,775

METHOD FOR ENHANCING POSITIONING MEASUREMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for enhancing positioning measurement, comprising:
receiving an observed mobility difference of arrival (OTDOA) request and a search list of cells provided by a network at a
second time point;

comparing the received search list to a stored search list of cells which is received from the network at a first time point
and stored in a database;

searching at least one of the cells from the received search list by using different search ranges adjusted according to the
comparison result, and storing the at least one of the cells in the database; and

performing OTDOA measurements by detecting positioning reference signals (PRS) from the at least one of the cells.

US Pat. No. 9,554,453

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION FUNCTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) structure with a heat dissipation function, comprising:
a package substrate, wherein an area for mounting an electronic device package is defined over the package substrate, wherein
the electronic device package has a configuration of a non ball-grid-array type package;

a landing pad formed over a portion of the package substrate from a first surface thereof, wherein the landing pad has a rectangular
configuration and has a plurality of corners;

a plurality of ground traces formed over various portions of the package substrate, physically connecting to the landing pad
from at least two of the corners thereof, respectively;

a first through hole formed through the landing pad and the package substrate from substantially a center portion of the landing
pad; and

a plurality of second through holes formed through the landing pad and the package substrate from substantially one of the
corners of the landing pad, wherein the second through holes are adjacent to the ground traces, respectively;

wherein the first through hole and the second through holes are open so that air may flow through the first through hole and
the second through holes.

US Pat. No. 9,158,880

LAYOUT METHOD FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A layout method for a printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
obtaining a memory type of a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) to be mounted on the PCB;
obtaining a module group from a database according to the memory type of the DRAM, wherein the module group comprises a plurality
of routing modules;

obtaining a plurality of PCB parameters;
selecting a specific routing module from the module group according to the PCB parameters;
implementing the specific routing module into a layout design of the PCB; and
fabricating the PCB based on the specific routing module implemented into the layout design of the PCB,
wherein the specific routing module comprises layout information regarding a main chip, a memory chip and a routing configuration
between the main chip and the memory chip.

US Pat. No. 9,322,923

METHOD OF SWITCHING ELECTRONIC APPARATUS BETWEEN DIFFERENT MODES ACCORDING TO CONNECTION STATUS OF WIRELESS CONNECTION AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An electronic apparatus with power saving functionality, comprising:
a signal processing device, configured for performing a predetermined signal processing operation;
a wireless communication device, coupled to the signal processing circuit, for communicating with an external wireless communication
device through a wireless connection; and

a controller, coupled to the signal processing device and the wireless communication device, for switching the signal processing
device between a first mode and a second mode according to a connection status of the wireless connection between the wireless
communication device and the external wireless communication device, wherein the signal processing device operating in the
second mode has less power consumption than the signal processing device operating in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 9,071,478

METHODS FOR PERFORMING ADAPTIVE EQUALIZATION AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing adaptive equalization, the method being applied to a decision feedback equalizer (DFE) data recovery
circuit for a linear equalizer, the method comprising:
dynamically detecting current levels of a plurality of data patterns, wherein each data pattern comprises a previous level,
a current level, and a next level, by identifying the current level according to the previous level, the current level and
the next level, and comparing the current levels with a data decision level determined according to a previous level of the
plurality of data patterns;

dynamically setting new data decision levels according to only the detected current levels of the data patterns, for use of
data decision, in order to enhance a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of data from the DFE data recovery circuit;

for a previous level partial response of the plurality of data patterns, selecting one of the dynamically set new data decision
levels; and

comparing the selected data decision level with the previous level partial response to output a data decision result.

US Pat. No. 9,247,032

METHOD FOR OFFLOADING PACKET SEGMENTATIONS AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

Mediatek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A method for offloading packet segmentations, the method comprising:
retrieving a packet segmentation offloading parameter in a packet; and
segmenting the packet into a plurality of sub-packets by taking consideration the packet segmentation offloading parameter,
wherein the packet segmentation offloading parameter is recited in a checksum field of the packet.

US Pat. No. 9,154,083

AMPLIFIER, FULLY-DIFFERENTIAL AMPLIFIER AND DELTA-SIGMA MODULATOR

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

6. A fully-differential amplifier, comprising:
a front-end gain stage, having a first terminal and a second terminal outputting a differential signal that has been amplified
by the front-end gain stage;

a first AC-coupled push-pull output stage, comprising:
a first transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the first transistor is coupled to a first
voltage level;

a second transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the second transistor is coupled to a second
voltage level, the gate of the second transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the front-end gain stage, and the drain
of the second transistor is coupled to the drain of the first transistor to form a first output terminal of the fully-differential
amplifier; and

a first AC-coupled capacitor, coupled between the first terminal of the front-end gain stage and the gate of the first transistor;
and

a second AC-coupled push-pull output stage, comprising:
a third transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the third transistor is coupled to the first
voltage level;

a fourth transistor, having a source, a drain and a gate, wherein the source of the fourth transistor is coupled to the second
voltage level, the gate of the fourth transistor is coupled to the second terminal of the front-end gain stage, and the drain
of the fourth

transistor is coupled to the drain of the third transistor to form a second output terminal of the fully-differential amplifier;
and

a second AC-coupled capacitor, coupled between the second terminal of the front-end gain stage and the gate of the third transistor;
wherein the fully-differential amplifier outputs a differential output signal via the first and second output terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,537,497

CONTINUOUS TIME DELTA SIGMA MODULATOR, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER AND ASSOCIATED COMPENSATION METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A continuous time delta sigma modulator, comprising:
a first summing circuit, for subtracting a feedback signal by an input signal to generate a residual signal;
a loop filter comprising a plurality of amplifying stages connected in series and arranged to receive the residual signal
to generate a filtered residual signal;

an extraction circuit, coupled to the loop filter, for extracting a current from one of the amplifying stages and forwarding
the extracted current to a following one of the amplifying stages;

a quantizer, coupled to the loop filter, for generating a digital output signal according to the filtered residual signal;
and

a digital to analog converter, coupled to the quantizer and the first summing circuit, for performing a digital to analog
converting operation upon a signal derived from the digital output signal to generate the feedback signal to the first summing
circuit;

wherein the extraction circuit mirrors an output current of the one of the amplifying stages to generate the extracted current,
and forwards the extracted current to the following one of the amplifying stages.

US Pat. No. 9,408,149

METHOD OF MANAGING COMMUNICATION TRAFFIC FOR MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, performed by a communication device to manage communications with a first and a second network having a first
and a second communication technology, respectively, comprising:
appointing a second communication module of the second communication technology as a traffic scheduler for scheduling a first
transmission of the first communication technology and a second transmission of the second communication technology;

determining, by the second communication module, whether the first transmission of the first communication technology is in
progress before proceeding with the second transmission having the second communication technology;

when the first transmission is in progress, initiating, by the second communication module, notification of the unavailability
of the first communication technology to the first network; and

proceeding, by the second communication module, with the second transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,288,012

HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR IMPROVING TRANSMISSION QUALITY

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method of managing at least one Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process in a wireless communications system, comprising;
determining a priority of the HARQ process according to a transmission success rate of the HARQ process;
determining a priority of a data unit to be transmitted; and
utilizing a transmitter to transmit the data unit according to the priority of the data unit and the priority of the HARQ
process.

US Pat. No. 9,137,458

VIDEO PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD FOR MERGING VIDEO OUTPUT STREAMS WITH GRAPHICAL STREAM FOR TRANSMISSION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A video processing circuit, comprising:
a video generating unit for generating a video output stream according to a video input stream;
a graphic generating unit for providing a graphical stream; and
a communication interface circuit, coupled to the video generating unit and the graphic generating unit, the communication
interface circuit having a first mode provided for mixing the video output stream and the graphical stream to transmit a mixed
video output stream through a channel, and a second mode provided for merging the video output stream and the graphical stream
to transmit a first merged signal through the channel, wherein in the first mode, bandwidth of the channel is used for transmitting
the mixed video output stream, and in the second mode, a first part of bandwidth of the channel is utilized for transmitting
the video output stream and a second part of bandwidth of the channel is utilized for transmitting the graphical stream;

wherein in the second mode, the communication interface circuit merges the video output stream and the graphical stream by
compressing the video output stream.

US Pat. No. 9,565,715

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COORDINATING OPERATIONS BETWEEN CIRCUIT SWITCHED (CS) AND PACKET SWITCHED (PS) SERVICES WITH DIFFERENT SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS, AND MACHINE-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A wireless communications device, comprising:
a Radio Frequency (RF) module; and
a Baseband chip configured to initiate a mobile originated (MO) call through the RF module from the wireless communications
device with a first subscriber identity card when the RF module is occupied by performing a background packet switched (PS)
data service with a second subscriber identity card, arbitrate a first protocol stack handler to suspend or terminate the
background PS data service associated with the second subscriber identity card in response to initiating the MO call associated
with the first subscriber identity card, and arbitrate a second protocol stack handler to make the MO call associated with
the first subscriber identity card when the background PS data service associated with the second subscriber identity card
is suspended or terminated,

wherein the Baseband chip further determines whether the MO call has a higher priority than the background PS data service,
prior to arbitrating the first protocol stack handler to suspend or terminate the background PS data service, and the arbitration
of the first protocol stack handler to suspend or terminate the background PS data service is performed when the MO call has
a higher priority than the PS data service; and

wherein the Baseband chip further arbitrates the second protocol stack handler to regain service for the first subscriber
identity card subsequent to the arbitrating the first protocol stack handler to suspend or terminate the background PS data
service and prior to arbitrating the second protocol stack handler to make the MO call.

US Pat. No. 9,231,839

COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND/OR COMPENSATING FOR FREQUENCY DEPENDENT QUADRATURE MISMATCH

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

18. An integrated circuit for a communication unit for determining frequency-dependent quadrature (FDIQ) imbalance, the integrated
circuit comprising:
a quadrature transmitter comprising:
a quadrature transmit baseband circuit arranged to receive a first quadrature test signal; and
at least one analog transmit filter for filtering the first quadrature test signal;
an analog feedback loopback path for selectively first routing the filtered first quadrature test signal to a quadrature receiver
via a first route;

the quadrature receiver comprising:
at least one analog receive filter for further filtering the filtered first quadrature test signal; and
a quadrature receive baseband circuit arranged to receive and decode the further filtered first quadrature test signal;wherein the quadrature transmitter is arranged to subsequently receive a second quadrature test signal and the analog feedback
loopback path selectively routes a filtered second quadrature test signal to the quadrature receiver via a second route that
is different from the first route such that the quadrature receive baseband circuit is arranged to determine a frequency-dependent
quadrature imbalance of at least one component in at least one of the transmitter or receiver based on a decoded further filtered
first quadrature test signal and the decoded further filtered second quadrature test signal.

US Pat. No. 9,125,166

METHODS FOR PERFORMING AN EFFICIENT NETWORK SEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a memory device, storing a frequency exclusion list; and
a processor,
obtaining a support band list comprising information regarding a plurality of operating bands supported by the communications
apparatus for wireless communications, wherein each operating band ranges over a plurality of operating frequencies,

obtaining the frequency exclusion list,
generating a frequency search list for a first operating band listed in the support band list and a frequency search list
for a second operating band listed in the support band list according to the frequency exclusion list, wherein the frequency
search list comprises information regarding one or more operating frequencies located in the corresponding operating band
to be searched, and wherein the frequency exclusion list comprises information regarding one or more operating bands having
one or more operating frequencies overlapped with one or more operating frequencies of the first operating band, and

performing power scan and cell search according to the frequency search list for the first operating band and the frequency
search list for the second operating band,

wherein the second operating band comprises one or more operating frequencies overlapped with one or more operating frequencies
of the first operating band, and the one or more operating frequencies of the second operating band overlapped with that of
the first operating band is/are listed only in one of the frequency search list for the first operating band and the frequency
search list for the second operating band, and

wherein the operating bands listed in the support band list including the first operating band and the second operating band
are operating bands of the same Radio Access Technology (RAT).

US Pat. No. 9,160,830

MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS HAVING ANTI-THEFT AND AUTO-NOTIFICATION FUNCTIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication apparatus comprising:
an anti-theft control circuit comprising:
a SIM-card-detection module detecting whether a first SIM card is replaced by a second SIM card; and
an information management module storing a predetermined user contact information, and a user personal database comprising
at least one of a phonebook database, a schedule database, and an e-mail database;

a transmission control circuit transmitting data and signal;
wherein if the SIM-cared-detection module detects that the first SIM card is replaced by the second SIM card, the transmission
control circuit sends out, according to the predetermined user contact information, personal data of an original owner stored
in the phonebook database, the schedule database, or the e-mail database of the information management module when the first
SIM card is not yet replaced by the second SIM card,

thereby enabling the original owner to get back the personal data of the phonebook database, the schedule database, or the
e-mail database stored in the information management module when the first SIM card is not yet replaced by the second SIM
card, wherein the predetermined user contact information is contact information predetermined by the original owner; and

a security module, wherein after the personal data are sent out, the security module waits for a confirmation signal to confirm
that the record or records have been transmitted according to the predetermined user contact information successfully.

US Pat. No. 9,317,162

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING TOUCH PANEL DEVICE FROM NOISE INTERFERENCE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A protection circuit for a touch panel device, comprising:
a detection block, arranged for detecting occurrence of noise interference that affects touch event detection of the touch
panel device, and asserting a protection signal when occurrence of the noise interference is detected; and

a protection block, arranged for enabling a protection mechanism for protecting the touch panel device from the noise interference
when triggered by the asserted protection signal;

wherein the protection block comprises:
an attenuator, arranged for attenuating a sensing output of a touch panel included in the touch panel device, and accordingly
generating an attenuated sensing output; and

a selector, having a first input port arranged to receive the attenuated sensing output, a second input port arranged to receive
the sensing output, and an output port, wherein when the protection block is triggered by the asserted protection signal,
the protection block enables the protection mechanism by making the output port of the selector output the attenuated sensing
output.

US Pat. No. 9,300,305

FREQUENCY SYNTHESIZER AND RELATED METHOD FOR IMPROVING POWER EFFICIENCY

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

16. A frequency synthesizing method, comprising:
generating an oscillating clock based on a sigma-delta modulation (SDM) input from an SDM circuit of a frequency synthesizer;
and

adjusting an operating frequency of the SDM circuit in response to a transmit power level of a transmitter using the oscillating
clock.

US Pat. No. 9,282,562

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING AND PROVIDING DIVERSE TRAFFIC INFORMATION IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

16. A method, comprising:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection by a base station with a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication
network; and

receiving a representation of traffic statistics from the UE, wherein the traffic statistics comprises a cumulative distribution
function (CDF) or a probability density function (PDF) of packet inter-arrival time, wherein retransmitted packets are excluded
from packet inter-arrival time statistics.

US Pat. No. 9,137,804

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIFFERENT TDD CONFIGURATIONS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
configuring a first time division duplex (TDD) configuration for a first cell of a user equipment (UE) in an LTE system, wherein
the first cell is over a first frequency band;

configuring a second TDD configuration for a second cell of the UE, wherein the second cell is over a second frequency band,
and wherein the first TDD configuration is different from the second TDD configuration;

determining if there is simultaneous downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) transceivinq between the first and the second TDD configuration;
determining a band spacing between the first band and the second band for carrier aggregation if there exist one or more time
slot that has simultaneous DL/UL transceivinq to avoid in-device inter-band interference between two co-located RF modules
with simultaneous transmission and reception;

broadcasting the band spacing between the first band and the second band for carrier aggregation; and
receiving a carrier aggregation indication from the UE, wherein the carrier aggregation indication indicates whether the UE
supports the carrier aggregation of the first TDD configuration and the second TDD configuration with the required band spacing.

US Pat. No. 9,288,487

METHODS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR QUANTIZATION AND DE-QUANTIZATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An electronic device for de-quantization comprising:
a local storage storing a plurality of first user-defined sub-factors and a plurality of second sub-factors and a plurality
of default de-quantization scales;

a first multiplier connected to the local storage and generating a plurality of user-defined de-quantization scales by multiplying
the first user-defined sub-factors and the second sub-factors;

a multiplexer connected to the local storage and the first multiplier and selectively outputting one of the generated user-defined
de-quantization scales and the stored default de-quantization scales for a block of a macro-block (MB) of a bitstream to be
decoded; and

a second multiplier connected to the multiplexer and generating a plurality of inverse quantized coefficients by multiplying
the output de-quantization scales from the multiplexer by the quantized coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,264,967

METHOD FOR BACKGROUND SCAN IN A MOBILE WIRELESS SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of operating a mobile station in a wireless network system comprising a plurality of base stations each allocated
one or more channels from a set of N channels, the method comprising:
transmitting a data packet in a time interval p to a first base station of the wireless network system, wherein the first
base station is the one the mobile station is currently connected to; and

performing a plurality of partial scan sections, each partial scan section is performed at an interval of every M data packets
to monitor messages from the base stations of one of the N channels,

wherein M is determined according to the time interval p, a first period T for performing all of the plurality of partial
scan sections, and the number of channels N.

US Pat. No. 9,256,245

CLOCK TREE CIRCUIT AND MEMORY CONTROLLER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A clock tree circuit, comprising:
a first clock source, generating a first signal; and
a first tree circuit, comprising:
a first driving unit, wherein the first driving unit has an input terminal for receiving the first signal, and an output terminal
coupled to a first node;

a second driving unit, wherein the second driving unit has an input terminal coupled to the first node, and an output terminal
coupled to a second node;

a third driving unit, wherein the third driving unit has an input terminal coupled to the first node, and an output terminal
coupled to a third node;

a fourth driving unit, wherein the fourth driving unit has an input terminal coupled to the second node, and an output terminal;
a fifth driving unit, wherein the fifth driving unit has an input terminal coupled to the third node, and an output terminal;
and

a metal connection element, coupled between the second node and the third node, and configured as a short-circuited element.

US Pat. No. 9,560,276

VIDEO RECORDING METHOD OF RECORDING OUTPUT VIDEO SEQUENCE FOR IMAGE CAPTURE MODULE AND RELATED VIDEO RECORDING APPARATUS THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A video recording method of recording an output video sequence for an image capture module, comprising:
deriving a first video sequence from an input video sequence generated by the image capture module, wherein the first video
sequence is composed of a plurality of video frames;

calculating an image quality metric value for each of the video frames of the first video sequence;
referring to the image quality metric value to select or drop each of the video frames of the first video sequence, and accordingly
obtaining a second video sequence composed of selected video frames; and

generating the recorded output video sequence according to the second video sequence, comprising:
recording only a portion of the second video sequence in the output video sequence; and
obtaining a third video sequence by performing video frame interpolation upon the second video sequence, and recording at
least a portion of the third video sequence as the output video sequence, wherein the video frame interpolation performed
upon the second video sequence generates one video frame of the third video sequence by referring to at least one video frame
of the first video sequence and at least one video frame of the second video sequence, and the at least one video frame of
the first video sequence is not selected as a portion of the second video sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,198,281

LEADFRAME FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A leadframe for semiconductor packages, comprising:
a die pad;
a side rail around the die pad;
a tie bar connecting the die pad and the side rail; and
a plurality of leads extending from the side rail in close proximity to the die pad, comprising a first lead with no branch
and a second lead being at opposite locations of the leadframe relative to a center line through the die pad, wherein the
first and second leads are substantially asymmetrical with each other relative to the center line and have different impedance
values, wherein the plurality of leads are spaced apart from each other, and the plurality of leads further comprise a third
lead adjacent to the first lead, and fourth lead adjacent to the second lead,

wherein the plurality of leads are directly and electrically connected to a chip attached on the die pad through a plurality
of bonding wires, and each of the first and second leads is connected to a different one of the plurality of bonding wires,

wherein a pitch between the first and third leads is different from a pitch between the second and fourth leads.

US Pat. No. 9,137,841

ENHANCEMENT FOR SCHEDULING REQUEST TRIGGERING BASED ON TRAFFIC CONDITION

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), comprising:
detecting a traffic condition, wherein the traffic condition indicates whether the UE is in a background traffic mode in RRC_CONNECTED
state;

determining a modified scheduling request (SR) trigger based on the traffic condition; and
transmitting a scheduling request to a base station based on the modified SR trigger, wherein the scheduling request is transmitted
via a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or a random access channel (RACH).

US Pat. No. 9,408,139

MULTI-RAT MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR NETWORK SELECTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication device supporting a plurality of Radio Access Technologies (RATs) and a plurality of radio frequencies,
comprising:
a Baseband processor configured to schedule the plurality of RATs and the plurality of radio frequencies in pairs in an order
for a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) selection procedure, and determine one of the pairs and repeat the determined pair
in the order of the pairs during the PLMN selection procedure,

wherein the determined pair is determined according to one of the following features of each of the pairs:
whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair is a serving RAT and a serving frequency;
whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair appears in neighbor information from a System Information Broadcast (SIB) or
measurement configuration;

whether a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair appears in a frequency list from a subscriber identity card coupled in or to
the mobile communication device; and

a priority level of a PLMN to which a RAT and a radio frequency of a pair belong.

US Pat. No. 9,161,041

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF EFFICIENT SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of mode decision for sample adaptive offset (SAO) compensation of processed video data using fast rate-distortion
optimization (RDO), the method comprising:
receiving reconstructed pixels of the processed video;
receiving original pixels of original video;
identifying SAO modes;
determining distortion reduction associated with said each of the SAO modes based on a difference of first mean squared error
between SAO compensated pixels and original pixels of the original video, and second mean squared error between the reconstructed
pixels and the original pixels, wherein said determining the distortion reduction is calculated based on the difference between
the first mean squared error and the second mean squared error without computing a squared reconstructed pixel term or a squared
original pixel term;

determining rate-distortion (RD) cost for said each of the SAO modes, wherein the rate-distortion (RD) cost is computed based
on the distortion reduction associated with said each of the SAO modes;

selecting a best SAO mode among the SAO modes, wherein the best mode has a smallest RD cost; and
applying SAO to the reconstructed pixels according to the best mode selected.

US Pat. No. 9,373,526

CHIP PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for forming a chip package, comprising:
providing a conducting plate, wherein a plurality of conducting pads are disposed on an upper surface of the conducting plate;
forming one or more conducting bumps on a lower surface of the conducting plate and below at least one of the conducting pads,
and the conducting bumps are not formed below each one of the conducting pads;

patterning the conducting plate by removing a portion of the conducting plate, wherein the patterned conducting plate has
a plurality of conducting sections electrically insulate from each other, and each of the conducting bumps is electrically
connected to a corresponding one of the conducting sections of the patterned conducting plate;

forming an insulating support layer to partially surround the conducting bumps; and
disposing a chip on the conducting pads;
wherein the step of patterning the conducting plate comprises performing an etching process on the lower surface of the conducting
plate to remove the portion of the conducting plate, and the conducting bumps serve as a etching mask during the etching process.

US Pat. No. 9,264,729

VIDEO DECODING METHOD/DEVICE OF DETECTING A MISSING VIDEO FRAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:
recovering video Packetized Elementary Stream (PES) to determine a presentation time stamp (PTS) and a decoding time stamp
(DTS) in a PES header of the PES;

retrieving a video frame from the video PES to determine temporal reference of the video frame; and
determining that there is no missing video frame when the temporal reference of a current video frame is consecutive to the
temporal reference of a previous video frame in display order, the DTS of the current video frame does not exceed the DTS
of the previous video frame by a predefined time interval, and the PTS of the current video frame does not exceed the PTS
of the previous video frame by the predefined time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,122,616

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing dynamic configuration, the method comprising:
freezing a bus between a portion of a dynamic configurable cache and at least one of a plurality of cores/processors by pending
a request from the at least one of the plurality of cores/processors to the portion of the dynamic configurable cache during
a bus freeze period, wherein the plurality of cores/processors are allowed to access the dynamic configurable cache and the
at least one of the plurality of cores/processors is allowed to access the portion of the dynamic configurable cache; and

adjusting a size of the portion of the dynamic configurable cache during the bus freeze period, wherein the portion of the
dynamic configurable cache is configured to cache/store information for the at least one of the plurality of cores/processors.

US Pat. No. 9,344,306

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING SIGNAL PROCESSING PARAMETERS FOR PROCESSING WANTED SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a signal processing device, receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal comprising a wanted signal complying with a first wireless
communications protocol from an air interface and processing the RF signal according to one or more signal processing parameter(s)
to obtain the wanted signal;

an interference detector, analyzing one or more characteristic(s) of an interference signal of the wanted signal, wherein
the interference signal complies with a second wireless communications protocol different from the first wireless communication
protocols, wherein the characteristic(s) of the interference signal comprise(s) power, a frequency, a modulation type and/or
an amount of leakage of the interference signal; and

a coexistence optimization controller, coupled to the signal processing device and the interference detector, obtaining information
regarding the characteristic(s) of the interference signal from the interference detector and dynamically limiting a maximum
usable gain of a amplifier according to the characteristic(s) of the interference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,332,460

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CIRCUIT SWITCHED FALLBACK

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) by a user equipment (UE), comprising:
triggering a CSFB procedure by a MO CS call or accepting the CSFB procedure by a MT CS call;
receiving redirection information from the LTE network;
judging whether system information corresponding to candidate cells is provided in cellinfoList IE of the redirection information;
acquiring system information corresponding to candidate cells if the system information corresponding to candidate cells is
provided in the cellinfoList IE of the redirection information, wherein the system information includes location area identifications
(LAI) corresponding to candidate cells in the redirection information to determine whether the candidate cells belong to a
registered LA;

checking history information previously collected by the UE to determine whether the candidate cells belong to the same LA
without performing location update after the CSFB procedure, if the system information corresponding to candidate cells is
not provided in the cellinfoList IE of the redirection information;

setting the candidate cell belonging to the registered LA to a higher priority;
ordering the candidate cells based on the priority, wherein the candidate cell with higher priority is selected as a target
cell; and

connecting to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 9,270,692

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING SECURE CONNECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

8. A communication apparatus for a wireless communications system, comprising:
a processor;
a storage unit;
a program code, stored in the storage unit, wherein the program code instructs the processor to execute the following steps:
setting a protocol information to a terminal in the wireless communication system;
checking a protocol type of a packet received in the terminal;
checking a source port or a destination port of the packet according to the protocol information when the protocol type of
the packet is transmission control protocol (TCP); and

dropping the packet when the protocol type of the packet is user datagram protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,609,749

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a laminated core comprising at least an internal conductive layer;
a build-up layer on the laminated core, said build-up layer comprising a top conductive layer;
a plurality of microvias in the build-up layer to electrically connect the top conductive layer with the internal conductive
layer; and

a power/ground ball pad array in the top conductive layer, said power/ground ball pad array comprising power ball pads and
ground ball pads arranged in an array with a fixed ball pad pitch P, and said power/ground ball pad array comprising a 4-ball
pad unit area comprised of only one ground ball pad and three power ball pads, or comprised of only one power ball pad and
three ground ball pads.

US Pat. No. 9,288,774

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES AND METHOD FOR MULTI-LEVEL TRANSMISSION POWER CONTROL THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a radio module transmitting a plurality of first packets in a Bluetooth network before establishing a connection with a peer
communications device, wherein a transmission power utilized for transmitting the first packets in the Bluetooth network is
adjustable, so that multiple levels of transmission power are utilized for transmitting the first packets in one procedure
before establishing the connection with the peer communications device in the same Bluetooth network, wherein the first packets
are transmitted in response to at least a first inquiry command and a second inquiry command; and

a power amplifier utilizing a first transmission power to transmit the first packets in response to the first inquiry command
and uses a second transmission power to transmit the first packets in response to the second inquiry command, wherein the
first packets are identity packets transmitted in compliance with a Bluetooth protocol for establishing an Asynchronous Connection-Oriented
Link (ACL) connection, wherein the first transmission power and the second transmission power have different levels, and wherein
the radio module uses different levels of transmission power to transmit the first packets in different time slots.

US Pat. No. 9,277,565

BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY AND LTE COEXISTENCE ENHANCEMENTS

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
obtaining traffic pattern information of a second radio module by a first Bluetooth low energy (BLE) radio module;
receiving a BLE data packet needs to be transmitted by the BLE radio module;
selecting a connection interval to align a BLE connection event with a frame timing of the second radio module, wherein the
corresponding BLE data transmission and following BLE data reception do not interfere or be interfered with traffic on the
second radio module when a data transmission time of the BLE data packet is within is a specific range; and

transmitting the BLE data packet to a BLE peer device.

US Pat. No. 9,282,457

METHOD OF SHARING CREDENTIAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method of sharing credential in a wireless communication system comprising a first communication device, a second communication
device and a network, the method comprising:
transmitting an authentication request and a dedicated credential to the network, by the first communication device, for performing
an authentication procedure;

acquiring a temporal credential from the network, by the first communication device, after the authentication procedure completes,
wherein the temporal credential is generated by the network;

transmitting the temporal credential back to the network and transmitting a credential custody request to the network, by
the first communication device;

transmitting first custody information, from the network, to the first communication device;
transmitting a credential acquiring request and second custody information, by the second communication device, to the network;
and

transmitting the temporal credential to the second communication device, by the network, when the second custody information
equals the first custody information.

US Pat. No. 9,154,152

CALIBRATION AND NOISE REDUCTION OF ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital-converter (ADC), comprising:
a first capacitive digital-to-analog-converter (CDAC), comprising n capacitors corresponding to n bits, the CDAC being configured
to connect a kth bit of the n bits to a first voltage reference to provide a first analog signal, convert the first analog
signal into first digital code using 0th through (k?1)th bits that are less significant than the kth bit, connect the kth
bit of the n bits to a second voltage reference to provide a second analog signal, and convert the second analog signal into
second digital code using the 0th through (k?1)th bits that are less significant than the kth bit, wherein k is an integer
ranging from 1 to n; and

a control circuit, configured to estimate a weight of the kth bit based on the first and second digital code, the control
circuit further configured to perform calibration of the CDAC capacitors based on the estimated weight.

US Pat. No. 9,408,252

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a circuit board, comprising:
a first transceiver module pad, configured for soldering a first transceiver module thereon; and
a second transceiver module pad, configured for soldering a second transceiver module thereon;
wherein the first transceiver module is different from the second transceiver module, and layouts of the first and second
transceiver module pads are the same.

US Pat. No. 9,077,965

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING LOSSY IMAGE COMPRESSION THROUGH SOURCE QUANTIZATION AND LOSSLESS COMPRESSION KERNEL, AND RELATED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE DECOMPRESSION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An image compression method, comprising:
receiving source pixel data of a plurality of blocks of a frame;
when a lossless compression mode is enabled for the frame, utilizing an image compressor for bypassing a source quantization
operation and applying a lossless compression kernel to source pixel data of each of the blocks; and

when a lossy compression mode is enabled for the frame, utilizing the image compressor for applying the source quantization
operation to the source pixel data of each of the blocks to generate input pixel data of each of the blocks, and applying
the lossless compression kernel to the input pixel data of each of the blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,072,110

METHOD FOR UE PATTERN INDICATION AND MEASUREMENT FOR INTERFERENCE COORDINATION

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
receiving radio signals of a cell under measurement by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, wherein the
UE is in idle mode;

detecting a plurality of interfered radio resources by the UE for interference coordination, wherein the UE receives strong
interfering signals from a non-accessible neighboring cell;

determining a plurality of restricted radio resources by excluding the plurality of interfered radio resources from radio
resources of the wireless communication system, wherein the plurality of restricted radio resources is autonomously determined
to be a subset of subframes in time domain of interference-protected radio resources of cell, and wherein the restricted radio
resources correspond to subframes used for system broadcast channels, paging channels and downlink common control channel;
and

performing measurements of the cell using the determined restricted radio resources.

US Pat. No. 9,337,991

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A wireless communication unit comprising:
at least one antenna port; and
a transmitter and a receiver operably coupled to the at least one antenna port via a duplexer;
wherein the duplexer comprises a dynamically reconfigurable phase shift network that comprises:
at least one tunable radio frequency (RF) component, wherein the at least one tunable RF component comprises a tunable RF
filter coupled to one of a receive chain and a transmitter chain of the wireless communication unit; and

at least one switch operably coupled to the tunable RF component and controllable to reconfigure the dynamically reconfigurable
phase shift network in response to duplex modes of operation comprising normal and reverse duplexer modes of operation so
as to selectively support both the normal and reverse duplexer modes of operation for RF signals passing there through;

wherein the at least one switch is controllable to selectively provide at least one signal transmission path between the tunable
RF filter and the at least one antenna port in response to the duplex modes of operation; and the tunable RF filter is coupled
in series between the at least one antenna port and the one of the receive chain and the transmitter chain in both the normal
and reverse duplexer modes of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,123,558

BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

11. A bipolar junction transistor, comprising:
an emitter region;
a base region;
a first isolation between the emitter region and the base region;
a gate on the first isolation region, wherein a recess between the first isolation and the emitter region is completely filled
with a sidewall spacer of the gate;

a collector region; and
a second isolation between the base region and the collector region.

US Pat. No. 9,298,869

METHOD FOR SHOWING HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE FOR A GIVEN POWER INTENT DESCRIBED IN A POWER INTENT DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE WITH A DESIGN DESCRIBED IN A HARDWARE DESIGN DESCRIPTION LANGUAGE, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED COMPUTE

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for showing hierarchical structure for a given power intent described in a power intent description language with
a design described in a hardware design description language, the method comprising the steps of:
retrieving, by utilizing a processing circuit of an electronic device, hardware design description contents written in the
hardware design description language from a hardware design description file, and retrieving, by utilizing the processing
circuit, power intent description contents written in the power intent description language from a power intent description
file;

creating, by utilizing the processing circuit, a data structure of a power domain hierarchy according to the power intent
description contents and the hardware design description contents respectively retrieved from the power intent description
file and the hardware design description file;

creating, by utilizing the processing circuit, the power domain hierarchy for coverage annotation, debugging, or design review
according to the data structure of the power domain hierarchy; and

controlling, by utilizing the processing circuit, a display module to display the power domain hierarchy associated with the
power intent description contents and the hardware design description contents respectively retrieved from the power intent
description file and the hardware design description file, wherein the power domain hierarchy comprises at least one power
domain.

US Pat. No. 9,497,799

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RF SIGNAL PROCESSING COMPONENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a first radio module, comprising at least a first baseband signal processing device and a first radio transceiver and providing
at least a first wireless communications service in compliance with a first protocol; and

a second radio module, comprising at least a second baseband signal processing device and a second radio transceiver and providing
at least a second wireless communications service in compliance with a second protocol; and

a radio frequency (RF) front-end circuit, coupled to the first radio module and the second radio module and comprising a plurality
of RF signal processing components,

wherein a portion of the RF signal processing components capable of processing both a plurality of RF signals of the first
radio module and a plurality of RF signals of the second radio module are coupled to both the first radio module and the second
radio module for being shared by the first radio module and the second radio module, and

wherein the first radio module and the second radio module are capable of establishing a dedicated wireless connection, simultaneously,
via the RF front-end circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,077,077

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA DEVICE

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:
a system circuit board, comprising a system ground plane; and
an antenna, comprising:
an antenna substrate, substantially parallel to the system ground plane;
a first radiation element, disposed on the antenna substrate;
a second radiation element, disposed on the antenna substrate;
an antenna ground plane, disposed on the antenna substrate, and coupled to the system ground plane; and
a transmission line, disposed on the antenna substrate, coupled to the first and second radiation elements, and having a feed
point;

wherein the system ground plane comprises an additional ground which overlaps with the antenna ground plane partially or completely;
wherein the antenna substrate is not a layer of the system circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,373,176

IMAGE COMPRESSION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENCODING PIXEL DATA OF FRAME INTO INTERLEAVED BIT-STREAM, AND RELATED IMAGE DECOMPRESSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An image compression method, comprising:
receiving a plurality of pixels of a frame, wherein pixel data of each pixel has a plurality of color channel data corresponding
to a plurality of different color channels, respectively;

utilizing an encoder for encoding the pixel data of each pixel and generating bit-streams corresponding to the plurality of
color channel data of the pixel, wherein the bit-streams corresponding to the plurality of color channel data of the pixel
are separated;

utilizing the encoder for packing bit-streams of a same color channel data of different pixels into color channel bit-stream
segments, wherein the color channel bit-stream segments have predetermined sizes, respectively; and

utilizing the encoder for concatenating color channel bit-stream segments of the different color channels into a final bit-stream.

US Pat. No. 9,252,499

ANTENNA UNIT

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An antenna unit, comprising:
a first substrate, comprising a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is opposite to the second surface;
a first conductive layer, disposed on the first surface; and
a second conductive layer, disposed on the second surface, wherein the second conductive layer has a main opening which is
surrounded by a plurality of first conductive vias electrically connecting the first and the second conductive surface, and
the main opening and surrounding vias defines a radiation cavity;

a first planar conductive ring, surrounding the radiation cavity; and
a feed conductor, feeding a wireless signal to the antenna unit;
wherein the feed conductor is located between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;
wherein the antenna unit further comprises a second substrate and a patch, the second substrate is disposed on the second
conductive layer and comprises a third surface and a fourth surface, the third surface is opposite to the fourth surface,
the patch is disposed on the fourth surface above the main opening and is separated from the feed conductor, and the third
surface contacts the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,729,776

CAMERA AUTO-FOCUS APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING LENS POSITION COMPENSATION TO DETERMINE FOCUSED LENS POSITION AND RELATED CAMERA AUTO-FOCUS METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A camera auto-focus apparatus comprising:
a lens scan control circuit, arranged to control movement of a lens according to a plurality of lens positions during an auto-focus
procedure, and obtain a plurality of focus values corresponding to the lens positions respectively;

a lens position compensation circuit, arranged to determine a position compensation value according to the movement of the
lens; and

a lens position decision circuit, arranged to determine a focused lens position according to the position compensation value,
the lens positions and the focus values;

wherein the lens position compensation circuit comprises:
a storage device, arranged to store a plurality of pre-defined compensation tables corresponding to a plurality of different
environment conditions respectively, wherein the different environment conditions comprise different exposure settings; and

a table look-up circuit, arranged to determine a target compensation table from at least a portion of the pre-defined compensation
tables according to a current environment condition, and search the target compensation table for the position compensation
value.

US Pat. No. 9,647,734

LARGE-SCALE FADING COEFFICIENT ESTIMATION IN WIRELESS MASSIVE MIMO SYSTEMS

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method comprising:
receiving radio signals transmitted from K mobile stations (MSs) by a base station (BS) in a massive multiple input and multiple
output (MIMO) uplink channel, wherein the BS has M antennas, and wherein M>>K;

vectorizing received radio signals denoted as a matrix Y??M×T, wherein the transmitted radio signals are orthogonal pilot signals denoted as a matrix P??K×T transmitted from the K MSs, and wherein T?K is the pilot signal length; and

deriving an estimator of large-scale fading coefficients (LSFCs) of the uplink channel with unknown small-scale fading coefficients
(SSFCs) of the uplink channel, wherein the pilot signals are denoted as P=[p1, . . . , pK]H, pk represents a kth pilot signal from a kth MS to the BS via a kth uplink channel, and wherein the LSFCs are derived to be


US Pat. No. 9,326,121

DEVICE DISCOVERY USING DISTRIBUTED RANDOM ACCESS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving one or more device-to-device (D2D) scheduling requests (SR) by a base station (eNB) in a wireless communication
network;

determining uplink resource allocation based on D2D discovery parameters comprising a number of total D2D devices requiring
beacon transmission, a discovery period, and a target discovery probability; and

transmitting an uplink grant to a plurality of D2D devices for beacon transmission, wherein the uplink grant allocates a distributed
resource for random access of beacon transmission by the D2D devices, and wherein the distributed resource contains a plurality
of resource blocks (RBs) distributed along frequency domain of subcarriers and time domain of time slots.

US Pat. No. 9,282,523

MAXIMUM OUTPUT POWER CONFIGURATION WITH UE PREFERENCE IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
configuring multiple component carriers (CCs) with carrier aggregation for a user equipment (UE) to communicate with multiple
serving cells in a mobile communication network;

determining channel condition of the multiple serving cells over the corresponding multiple CCs;
determining maximum output power for each CC based at least in part on the corresponding channel condition of each CC, wherein
the maximum output power for each CC is determined to approach a higher limit for a first serving cell having a better channel
condition, and wherein the maximum output power is determined to approach a lower limit for a second serving cell having a
poorer channel condition; and

transmitting power headroom report (PHR) for each CC to a serving base station, wherein the PHR is calculated based on the
determined maximum output power.

US Pat. No. 9,232,443

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COORDINATING MULTIPLE RADIO TRANSCEIVERS WITHIN THE SAME DEVICE PLATFORM

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first radio signal information from a first control entity, wherein the first control entity belongs to a first
LTE radio transceiver;

receiving a second radio signal information from a second control entity, wherein the second control entity belongs to a second
transceiver co-located with the first LTE radio transceiver;

determining, based on the first and the second radio signal information, control information to be sent to the first and the
second control entity, wherein the first and the second radio transceivers operate in designated frequency channels based
at least in part on the control information and thereby mitigating co-existence interference; and

sending a co-existence interference indication to an LTE base station through the first LTE radio transceiver based on at
least on the determined control information, wherein the co-existence interference indication is one selected from an indication
group comprising: an indication indicates a downlink reception problem due to coexistence interference, an indication indicates
which frequency channels suffer significant coexistence interference, and an indication indicates a request for handover from
a first RF carrier to a second RF carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,276,597

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter, comprising:
a plurality of resistors forming a resistor chain;
a plurality of pre-amplifiers, each providing a pair of differential outputs according to a pair of differential analog input
signals and a first reference voltage and a second reference voltage from the resistor chain, wherein the first reference
voltage is different from the second reference voltage; and

a plurality of dynamic comparators coupled to the pre-amplifiers, each providing a first comparing signal and a second comparing
signal according to the pair of differential outputs of the corresponding pre-amplifier,

wherein each of the pre-amplifiers comprises:
a first calibration unit, for calibrating a first offset voltage from the pre-amplifier at the pair of differential outputs
at a specific temperature; and

a second calibration unit, for calibrating a second offset voltage from the corresponding dynamic comparator at the pair of
differential outputs.

US Pat. No. 9,190,976

PASSIVE DEVICE CELL AND FABRICATION PROCESS THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

6. A passive device cell, comprising:
a substrate layer;
a metamaterial layer formed above the substrate layer, the metamaterial layer comprising a plurality of LC resonators; and
a passive device formed above the metamaterial layer, wherein the size of each of the plurality of LC resonators is more than
100 times smaller than the size of the passive device.

US Pat. No. 9,307,375

METHODS FOR CONNECTING DEVICES AND DEVICES USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A devices connecting method for wirelessly connecting a first device and a second device, comprising:
receiving a first connection message transmitted from the second device, wherein the first connection message includes a first
connection identifier;

receiving a second connection message transmitted from the second device, wherein the second connection message includes a
second connection identifier;

determining whether the second connection identifier is the same as the first connection identifier and generating a determination
result to determine whether the second connection message has been processed by the first device; and

processing the second connection message according to the determination result;
wherein the first connection message and the second connection message are both connection-request messages, or the first
connection message and the second connection message are both connection-response messages.

US Pat. No. 9,307,259

IMAGE DECODING METHODS AND IMAGE DECODING DEVICES

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. An image decoding method, comprising:
acquiring an input bitstream corresponding to an image;
performing an entropy decoding operation on data of a block to be decoded in the input bitstream to obtain a decoding result,
wherein the decoding result includes at least one coefficient having a corresponding block position information and coefficient
value;

determining whether the coefficient value of the at least one coefficient is zero;
when the coefficient value of the at least one coefficient is not zero, determining the at least one coefficient as an non-zero
coefficient and storing the block position information and coefficient value corresponding to the non-zero coefficient to
a storage device; and

when the coefficient value of the at least one coefficient is zero, not storing the block position information and coefficient
value corresponding to the at least one coefficient;

wherein the block position information corresponding to the non-zero coefficient is represented by a mask value, and wherein
the number of bits for the mask value corresponds to the total number of coefficients for the block to be decoded and the
bit position for the block position information of the non-zero coefficient is represented by bit value “1” in the mask value.

US Pat. No. 9,307,571

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND FREQUENCY OFFSET CALIBRATING METHOD

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A communication device, comprising
a processor, configured to determine a discontinuous reception cycle; and
a control unit, configured to awaken the communication device to a working mode from a sleep mode in the discontinuous reception
cycle and keep the communication device in the working mode for a first time period to receive a paging indication channel
message from a communication network,

wherein the control unit further determines whether the discontinuous reception cycle is larger than or equal to a first cycle,
wherein when the discontinuous reception cycle is longer than or equal to the first period, the control unit further awakens
the communication device at a second time period other than the first time period during the discontinuous reception cycle,
thereby estimating an accumulated timing offset of a clock signal of the communication device and calibrating a frequency
offset of the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,379,742

RF TRANSMITTER, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A radio frequency (RF) transmitter comprising at least one digital signal processing module, the at least one digital signal
processing module being arranged to:
receive a complex digital input signal;
successively apply pre-distortion to the received complex digital input signal with a progressively finer granularity;
simultaneously progressively increase a sampling rate of the received complex digital input signal;
identify a matching predefined vector within pre-distortion profile information for the received complex digital input signal,
and

map the identified predefined vector to in-phase and quadrature digital control words that serve as an indication of a sub-set
of the pre-distortion profile information for the digital power amplifier component to which the received complex digital
input signal relates; and

output the in-phase and quadrature digital control words for controlling at least one digital power amplifier component to
generate an RF signal representative of the received complex digital input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,118,535

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING A FREQUENCY DEPENDENT I/Q IMBALANCE COMPENSATION FILTER

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of configuring at least one frequency dependent (FD), in-phase/quadrature (I/Q), imbalance compensation filter
within a radio frequency (RF) module, the method comprising:
applying an input signal to an input of the RF module;
receiving a filtered I-path signal for the RF module and deriving at least one I-path filtering estimate value therefrom;
receiving a filtered Q-path signal for the RF module and deriving at least one Q-path filtering estimate value therefrom;
and

configuring the at least one FD I/Q imbalance compensation filter based at least partly on at least one ratio between the
derived I-path and Q-path filtering estimate values.

US Pat. No. 9,363,511

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA MODE CODING IN HEVC

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method performed by a CODEC (coder/decoder) for Intra prediction mode processing based on multiple MPMs (most probable
modes) in HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding), the method comprising:
using a processor operating on a decoding side of the CODEC to perform the steps of:
determining a first Intra mode associated with a top block of a current block;
determining a second Intra mode associated with a left block of the current block;
deriving three MPMs based on the first Intra mode and the second Intra mode; and
processing a current Intra mode associated with the current block according to the three MPMs;
wherein if the first Intra mode and the second Intra mode are the same, then:
a first MPM of the three MPMs is set to the first Intra mode or the second Intra mode;
if the first MPM is DC mode, then a Vertical mode and Planar mode are assigned to a second MPM and a third MPM, respectively;
and

if the first MPM is the Planar mode, then the Vertical mode and the DC mode are assigned to the second MPM and the third MPM,
respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,317,504

METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR FLASH VIDEO TAG IN BITSTREAM AND SEARCHING APPARATUS THEREOF

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method for searching for a flash video (FLV) tag in a bitstream, comprising:
setting a first start position and a first search length related to a first search process, wherein the first search length
indicates a bitstream length of the first search process performed upon the bitstream and corresponds to a minimum bitstream
length in which an FLV tag should exist;

starting the first search process upon the bitstream from the first start position in order to search for the FLV tag;
when no FLV tag is found in the first search length, setting a second start position related to a second search process following
the first search process, wherein the first start position and the second start position are separated by a time period equaling
a sum of the first search length and a first skip length set according to the first search process, the first skip length
being different from the first search length; and

starting the second search process upon the bitstream from the second start position in order to search for the FLV tag;
wherein the step of setting the first start position and the first search length, the step of starting the first search process,
the step of setting the second start position, and the step of starting the second search process are performed by a searching
apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,281,853

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR COMMUNICATION

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. An integrated circuit for communication, comprising:
a receiver terminal;
a resonator electrically coupled between the receiver terminal and an internal port, capable of providing a conversion from
single-end signal to differential signal, and capable of providing a filtering function;

a main amplifier electrically coupled between the internal port and a high-frequency port, capable of amplifying a first signal
at the internal port and accordingly providing a second signal at the high-frequency port;

a blocker detector electrically coupled to the internal port, capable of detecting occurrence of blocker;
a mixer circuit electrically coupled between the high-frequency port and a low-frequency port, capable of mixing the second
signal with an oscillation signal; and

a translation filter electrically coupled to the low-frequency port, capable of providing a first pass band at the low-frequency
port;

wherein the mixer circuit is further capable of translating the first pass band to a second pass band at the high-frequency
port; the mixer circuit comprises a main mixer and an auxiliary mixer, and

when blocker is not detected, the mixer circuit is further capable of operating in a normal mode to enable the main mixer
and disable the auxiliary mixer, and

when blocker is detected, the mixer circuit is further capable of operating in an OOB mode to enable both the main mixer and
the auxiliary mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,285,810

PERFORMANCE, THERMAL AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A performance, thermal and power (PTP) management system associated with an integrated circuit (IC), comprising:
a performance circuit with adjustable configurations for simulating operations of the IC when receiving a supply voltage;
a sensing module configured to obtain a characteristic of the performance circuit by measuring a non-aged voltage of the performance
circuit and an aged voltage of the performance circuit;

a memory for storing characterization data which includes a voltage-frequency relationship of the IC when operating at a predetermined
temperature for a given application use and a voltage difference between the non-aged voltage and the aged voltage of the
performance circuit; and

a PTP controller configured to:
set the performance circuit in a specific configuration according to the characterization data, wherein the specific configuration
is commensurate with the voltage difference; and

adjust a level of the supply voltage according to the characteristic of the performance circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,312,816

FREQUENCY AND PHASE CONVERSION CIRCUIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A frequency and phase conversion circuit for supporting a plurality of different duty cycle clock signals comprising:
a local oscillator module arranged to receive at least one input clock signal wherein a plurality of phases of the at least
one input clock signal are selectable to support a plurality of different duty cycle clock signals;
and
a plurality of mixer arrangements configured to receive at least one baseband input signal and the selected plurality of phases
of the at least one input clock signal and output a frequency and phase converted representation of the at least one baseband
input signal;

wherein at least one of the plurality of mixer arrangements is re-used in a plurality of the selectable supportable duty cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,237,523

METHOD OF ESTABLISHING SLEEP MODE OPERATION FOR BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method of establishing a sleep mode operation between a mobile station and a serving base station in a wireless communications
system, the sleep mode comprises a plurality of sleep cycles, the method comprising:
(a) determining a predefined traffic characteristic of a data transmission traffic flow between the mobile station and the
serving base station, wherein the data transmission traffic flow is a multi-rate traffic flow that comprises data traffic
with different characteristics and different traffic rates; and

(b) applying one or multiple sets of sleep cycle parameters to each sleep cycle based on the determined traffic characteristic,
wherein each sleep cycle comprises a sleep window and a listening window, wherein each set of sleep cycle parameters comprises
a sleep cycle length and a listening window length, wherein a first set of sleep cycle parameters is applied when the determined
traffic characteristic of the data transmission traffic flow has a first traffic rate, and wherein a second set of sleep cycle
parameters is applied when the determined traffic characteristic of the same data transmission traffic flow is changed to
a second traffic rate.

US Pat. No. 9,154,192

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MODULATION INDEX OF A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH AID OF DYNAMIC CALIBRATION, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

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1. A method for controlling a modulation index of a near field communication (NFC) device, the method comprising:
in a calibration mode of the NFC device, coupling a receiver of the NFC device to a transmitter of the NFC device to form
a probing path between the receiver and the transmitter; and

in the calibration mode of the NFC device, adjusting at least one portion of a plurality of modulation parameters corresponding
to the modulation index according to probed results of outputs of the transmitter, in order to calibrate the modulation index,
for use of transmitting through the transmitter in a normal mode of the NFC device.

US Pat. No. 9,420,296

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUANTIZATION LEVEL CLIPPING

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method implemented in a video encoder for clipping a quantization level, the method comprising:
generating the quantization level for a transform coefficient of a transform unit by quantizing the transform coefficient
according to a quantization matrix and quantization parameter;

determining a clipping condition in the video encoder based on one or a combination of the quantization matrix, the quantization
parameter, de-quantization step, video source bit-depth, transform size of the transform unit, wherein the clipping condition
includes a null clipping condition; and

clipping the quantization level according to the clipping condition to generate a clipping-processed quantization level,
wherein said clipping the quantization level corresponds to fixed-range clipping and the quantization level is clipped within
a range from ?m to m?1 for the null clipping condition and m corresponds to 128, 32768, or 2147483648.

US Pat. No. 9,285,811

PERFORMANCE, THERMAL AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A performance, thermal and power (PTP) management system associated with an integrated circuit (IC), comprising:
a performance circuit with adjustable configurations for simulating operations of the IC when receiving a supply voltage having
a level set to a predetermined value for a given application use;

a sensing module configured to measure a characteristic of the performance circuit which includes a non-aged performance and
an aged performance of the performance circuit;

a memory for storing characterization data which includes a voltage-frequency-temperature relationship of the IC when operating
at a plurality of predetermined temperatures for the given application use, the non-aged performance of the performance circuit,
and the aged performance of the performance circuit; and

a PTP controller configured to:
calculate a specific compensation voltage associated with a temperature change at a specific frequency according to the voltage-frequency-temperature
relationship;

set the performance circuit in a specific configuration according to the characterization data, wherein the specific configuration
is commensurate with a voltage difference which is calculated based on a difference between the non-aged performance and the
aged performance; and

adjust the level of the supply voltage according to the characteristic of the performance circuit and the specific compensation
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,048,921

RECEIVER FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A receiver for a wireless communication system, comprising:
a plurality of signal processing components, arranged to generate a receiver output according to a radio frequency (RF) signal,
the signal processing components comprising amplifiers having a class-AB biased amplifier included therein;

wherein the signal processing components are disposed in a chip, and the class-AB biased amplifier is an amplifier which processes
a signal corresponding to the RF signal before any other amplifier included in the chip, wherein the class-AB biased amplifier
has an input port and an output port, and comprises:

a first amplifier block, coupled to the input port, for receiving an input at the input port and generating a first output;
a bias circuit, coupled to the first amplifier block and arranged to bias the first amplifier block for a class-AB operation;
and

a second amplifier block, coupled to the first amplifier block and the output port, for generating an output at the output
port according to the first output.

US Pat. No. 9,049,452

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPRESSING CODING UNIT IN HIGH EFFICIENCY VIDEO CODING

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method for decoding of a video bitstream in a video decoder, the method comprising:
receiving a first indication signal from the video bitstream;
selecting a decoding process from a group consisting of a first decoding process and a second decoding process according to
the first indication signal;

determining CU structure for a current coding unit (CU) associated with the video bitstream using the decoding process selected;
and

reconstructing the current CU according to the CU structure determined; and
wherein when the first decoding process is selected, said determining CU structure uses a first CU structure without INTER
N×N with N=4 for a 2N×2N CU.

US Pat. No. 9,425,949

COMMUNICATION UNIT AND SLICED RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE THEREFOR

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A communication unit comprising:
at least one divider circuit arranged to receive a radio frequency (RF) signal and output a divided representation of the
RF signal; and

a plurality of sliced RF modules, with each of the plurality of sliced RF modules comprising:
an input for receiving a clock signal;
a timing synchronisation circuit arranged to receive the divided representation of the RF signal and synchronise the divided
representation of the RF signal to the clock signal, across the plurality of sliced RF modules; and

at least one logic circuit operably coupled to the timing synchronisation circuit and arranged to receive the clock signal
and a synchronised output from the timing synchronisation circuit; wherein,

the synchronised output is operably coupled to a combiner port arranged to couple a number of synchronised outputs from the
plurality of sliced RF modules;

wherein the at least one logic circuit is operably coupled to the timing synchronisation circuit, rather than being directly
connected to the at least one divider circuit, for reducing current usage in RF communications.

US Pat. No. 9,331,569

CURRENT GENERATING CIRCUIT, CURRENT GENERATING METHOD, CHARGE PUMPING CIRCUIT AND CHARGE PUMPING METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A current generating circuit, comprising:
a first capacitor, comprising a first terminal and a second terminal;
a second capacitor, comprising a first terminal and a second terminal;
a first charge adjusting path, arranged for adjusting charges of the first capacitor according to a first charge adjusting
voltage;

a second charge adjusting path, arranged for adjusting charges of the second capacitor according to the first charge adjusting
voltage; and

a current generating path, coupled to the first capacitor and the second capacitor, arranged for generating a target current
based on a difference between a first voltage provided by the first capacitor and a second voltage provided by the second
capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,292,025

PERFORMANCE, THERMAL AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A performance, thermal and power (PTP) management system associated with an integrated circuit (IC), comprising:
a performance circuit with adjustable configurations for simulating operations of the IC when receiving a supply voltage;
a sensing module configured to measure a characteristic of the performance circuit, the characteristic includes a non-aged
voltage and an aged voltage of the performance circuit;

a memory for storing characterization data associated with the IC, the characterization data includes a voltage difference
between the non-aged voltage and the aged voltage of the performance circuit; and

a PTP controller configured to:
set the performance circuit in a specific configuration according to the characterization data; and
adjust a level of the supply voltage according to the characteristic of the performance circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,292,027

PERFORMANCE, THERMAL AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND RELATED METHOD

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A performance, thermal and power (PTP) management system associated with an integrated circuit (IC), comprising:
a performance circuit with adjustable configurations for simulating operations of the IC when receiving a supply voltage having
a level set to a predetermined value for a given application use, the performance circuit including a first PTP detector and
a second PTP detector having an identical circuitry;

a sensing module configured to measure a characteristic of the performance circuit by measuring a non-aged performance based
on the first PTP detector and by measuring an aged performance based on the second PTP detector;

a memory for storing characterization data associated with the IC and the performance circuit, wherein the characterization
data includes crossover voltages of the performance circuit in a plurality of configurations; and

a PTP controller configured to:
power on the first PTP detector during a booting sequence of the IC and power off the first PTP detector after the booting
sequence of the IC ends;

power on the second PTP detector according to a system clock based on which the IC operate;
set the performance circuit in a specific configuration according to the characterization data; and
adjust the level of the supply voltage according to the characteristic of the performance circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,258,070

SIMULTANEOUS FEEDBACK SIGNALING FOR DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH SELECTION

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method comprising:
(a) receiving a sounding signal transmitted from a transmitting device over a wide channel by a receiving device in a wireless
system, wherein the sounding signal is transmitted over multiple sub-channels of the wide channel;

(b) estimating channel quality information based on the received sounding signal for each sub-channel; and
(c) transmitting a feedback message to the transmitting device, wherein the feedback message contains the estimated channel
quality information for all valid transmission bandwidths within a transmission bandwidth of the wide channel, and the feedback
message is provided to the transmitting device for performing dynamic transmission bandwidth selection and/or MCS adaptation;

wherein the feedback message contains a HT control field, which contains multiple MFB subfields, and each MFB subfield corresponds
to one of the valid sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 9,113,136

VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYING A PLURALITY OF VIDEO SIGNALS ON DISPLAY DEVICE

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A video processing apparatus, comprising:
a decoding circuit, for decoding a plurality of video signals to generate a plurality of decoded video signals;
a setting circuit, coupled to the decoding circuit, for selecting a main decoded video signal from the plurality of decoded
video signals, and selecting at least one sub-decoded video signal from the other decoded video signals, wherein each of the
main decoded video signal and the sub-decoded video signal includes a plurality of frames;

a processing circuit, for performing an image processing operation upon the main decoded video signal and the at least one
sub-decoded video signal to generate a processed video signal;

a first buffer, coupled to the processing circuit, the first buffer serving as an on-screen buffer for storing the processed
video signal being displayed or to be displayed and serving as an on-process buffer for storing the processed video signal
being mixed or to be mixed, cyclically;

a second buffer, coupled to the processing circuit, the second buffer serving as the on-process buffer for storing the processed
video signal being mixed or to be mixed and serving as the on-screen buffer for storing the processed video signal being displayed
or to be displayed, cyclically, wherein the first buffer and the second buffer do not serve as the on-screen buffer simultaneously,
and the first buffer and the second buffer do not serve as the on-process buffer simultaneously; and

a display unit, coupled to the first buffer and the second buffer, for cyclically displaying the processed video signal read
from the first buffer and the second buffer on a display device.

US Pat. No. 9,088,319

RF TRANSMITTER ARCHITECTURE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A radio frequency (RF) transmitter architecture comprising at least one digital signal processing unit configured to operate
in at least a first mode, wherein the at least one digital signal processing unit, when operating in the first mode, is configured
to:
receive a digital input signal;
select a portion, not all, of digital power amplifier (DPA) control values from a reduced set of DPA control values based
at least partly on the received digital input signal;

refer to the received digital input signal to perform interpolation on the selected portion of DPA control values to determine
a DPA control value from a non-reduced set of DPA control values representative of the received digital input signal; and

output the determined DPA control value representative of the received digital input signal to at least one DPA component
whereby the determined DPA control value controls the at least one DPA component.

US Pat. No. 9,054,643

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING AN ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of calibrating an envelope tracking system for a supply voltage for a power amplifier module within a radio frequency
(RF) transmitter module of a wireless communication unit; the method comprising, within at least one signal processing module
of the wireless communication unit:
determining combinations of the power amplifier supply voltage and power amplifier input power that provide a power amplifier
output power equal to a target output power;

obtaining battery current indications for the determined combinations of the power amplifier supply voltage and power amplifier
input power that provide a power amplifier output power equal to a target output power;

selecting a combination of the power amplifier supply voltage and power amplifier input power that provide a power amplifier
output power equal to a target output power based at least partly on the obtained battery current indications therefore; and

calibrating the envelope tracking system using the selected combination of the power amplifier supply voltage and power amplifier
input power.

US Pat. No. 9,323,320

WEIGHTED CONTROL IN A VOLTAGE SCALING SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a data processor;
two or more hardware monitors to measure parameters associated with the data processor;
a power supply to provide power to the data processor and the hardware monitors; and
a controller to control the power supply to adjust an output voltage level of the power supply according to measurements from
the hardware monitors, in which different weight values are applied to the hardware monitors under different conditions, and
the power supply output voltage level is controlled according to weighted measurements or values derived from the weighted
measurements,

wherein the controller samples different hardware monitors by different sampling rates, and obtains sampling results as the
measurements from the different hardware monitors, and

wherein the controller determines a difference between the measurement from each hardware monitor and a corresponding preset
value, and samples the hardware monitor more frequently if the difference is equal to or less than a threshold, and samples
the hardware monitor less frequently if the difference is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,253,736

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING TRANSMITTING POWER OF COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES EQUIPPED WITH A PLURALITY OF ANTENNAS

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method for managing transmitting power of a communications device equipped with a plurality of antennas, comprising:
enabling a first antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas in accordance with a first pre-determined rule;
transmitting a first message to a peer communications device, wherein the first message comprises at least a power management
profile of the communications device transmitting the first message, wherein the power management profile of the communications
device is a profile of parameter(s) used by the communications device;

receiving a second message comprising at least information pertinent to a power management profile of the peer communications
device receiving the first message and signal integrity information determined by the peer communications device from the
received first message, wherein the power management profile of the peer communications device is a profile of parameter(s)
used by the peer communications device; and

activating a second antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas by using the signal integrity information in accordance
with a second pre-determined rule;

wherein the communications device enabling a third antenna configuration in accordance with the first pre-determined rule
after the first and second messages have been exchanged.

US Pat. No. 9,120,445

IN-VEHICLE PROTECTION SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE PROCESSING UNITS AND/OR USING MOBILE PHONE MODULE TO SEND POSITIONING INFORMATION

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. An in-vehicle protection system, comprising:
a signal input interface, arranged to receive at least an indication signal indicative of a status of a vehicle;
a vehicle protection circuit, comprising:
a first processing unit, arranged to perform predetermined action in response to abnormality of the vehicle;
a second processing unit, arranged to perform predetermined action in response to abnormality of the vehicle, wherein computing
power of the first processing unit is different from computing power of the second processing unit; and

a controller, coupled to the signal input interface, the first processing unit, and the second processing unit, for receiving
the indication signal, outputting the received indication signal to the first processing unit for further processing when
the in-vehicle protection system operates under a first operational state, and outputting the received indication signal to
the second processing unit for further processing when the in-vehicle protection system operates under a second operational
state different from the first operational state;

a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) module, arranged to obtain positioning information of the vehicle; and
a mobile phone module, arranged to communicate with a communication network;
wherein after the second processing unit detects an abnormal status of the vehicle, the first processing unit controls the
mobile phone module to send at least one of the positioning information and vehicle alarm information indicative of the abnormal
status through at least one predetermined phone number.

US Pat. No. 9,225,401

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BEAM TRAINING FOR MIMO OPERATION AND MULTIPLE ANTENNA BEAMFORMING OPERATION

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method comprising:
(a) initiating a multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) training procedure in a wireless network;
(b) transmitting training frames using all TX sectors during TX sector sweeping and in response obtaining a set of selected
TX sectors for each TX antenna, wherein each of the TX sectors corresponds to a specific TX antenna beam;

(c) transmitting training frames using omni-direction antenna pattern during RX sector sweeping and in response obtaining
a set of selected RX sectors for each RX antenna, wherein each of the RX sectors corresponds to a specific RX antenna beam;

(d) starting MIMO beam combination training based on pairings of the selected TX and RX sectors, wherein each of the MIMO
beam combinations includes one of the selected TX sectors and one of the selected RX sectors; and

(e) obtaining multiple best MIMO beam combinations for multiple MIMO spatial streams based on the results of the MIMO beam
combination training.

US Pat. No. 9,184,780

TRANSCEIVER AND RELATED SWITCHING METHOD APPLIED THEREIN

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A transceiver, comprising:
a power amplifying circuit, arranged to generate differential output signals during a transmitting mode of the transceiver;
a first balance-unbalance circuit (Balun), arranged to convert the differential output signals into a single-ended output
signal;

a switchable matching circuit, arranged to receive the single-ended output signal on a signal port of the transceiver during
the transmitting mode, and to convert a single-ended receiving signal on the signal port into a single-ended input signal
during a receiving mode of the transceiver; and

a low-noise amplifying circuit, arranged to convert the single-ended input signal into a low-noise input signal during the
receiving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,536,833

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE ALLOWING METAL LAYER ROUTING FORMED DIRECTLY UNDER METAL PAD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a metal pad, positioned on a first metal layer of the semiconductor device and directly contacting the first metal layer;
a first specific metal layer routing, formed on a second metal layer of the semiconductor device and under the metal pad;
and

at least one via plug for connecting the first specific metal layer routing to at least one metal region in the first metal
layer, wherein the via plug is formed directly under the metal pad.

US Pat. No. 9,385,652

CROSS-COUPLED OSCILLATOR, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A cross-coupled oscillator arrangement comprising:
a first resistance-capacitance oscillator core comprising at least two inverting stages; and
a second resistance-capacitance oscillator core substantially identical to the first resistance-capacitance oscillator core;
wherein the first oscillator core and second oscillator core are cross coupled in anti-phase using coupling capacitors; and
wherein the first oscillator core and second oscillator core are connected in series such that the first oscillator core is
supplied with a supply between a first potential and a second potential and the second oscillator core is supplied with a
supply between the second potential and a third potential.

US Pat. No. 9,118,366

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING AN ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of calibrating an envelope tracking system for a supply voltage for a power amplifier module within a radio frequency
(RF) transmitter module of a wireless communication unit; the method comprising, within at least one signal processing module
of the wireless communication unit:
calibrating a mapping function between at least one instantaneous envelope of a waveform signal to be amplified and the power
amplifier module supply voltage by setting an envelope tracking path of the transmitter module into a characterisation mode
in which the power amplifier module supply voltage is not dependent on the at least one instantaneous envelope of a received
waveform signal;

applying a training signal comprising an envelope that varies with time to an input of the RF transmitter module;
receiving at least an indication of at least one instantaneous output signal value for the power amplifier module in response
to the training signal;

calculating at least one instantaneous gain value based at least partly on the received output signal values; and
adjusting the mapping function between an instantaneous envelope of a waveform signal to be amplified by the power amplifier
module and the power amplifier module supply voltage to achieve a substantially constant power amplifier module gain.

US Pat. No. 9,372,233

SCAN TEST CIRCUIT WITH PULSE GENERATOR FOR GENERATING DIFFERENTIAL PULSES TO CLOCK FUNCTIONAL PATH

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A scan test circuit, comprising:
a pulse generator, for generating differential pulses according to a system clock signal;
a functional path, comprising:
a D-type latch, for receiving an input and generating an output, the D-type latch including a feedback node and being clocked
by the differential pulses, the D-type latch comprising:

a first inverter for receiving the input;
a transmission gate coupled to the first inverter and clocked by the differential pulses;
a latch tri-state inverter coupled to the transmission gate, the latch tri-state inverter comprising the feedback node and
being clocked by the differential pulses; and

a second inverter, coupled to the latch tri-state inverter, for generating the output;
a test path, comprising:
a scan latch, for receiving a test input according to a test enable signal and generating an output, the scan latch being
clocked by a test clock signal, the scan latch comprising:

a first test inverter for receiving the test input;
a first transmission gate coupled to the first test inverter and clocked by the test clock signal;
a second test inverter coupled to the first transmission gate;
a tri-state buffer coupled to the second test inverter and clocked by the test clock signal; and
a second transmission gate, coupled in parallel to the first transmission gate and coupled to the tri-state buffer, and clocked
by the test clock signal, for generating the output to the feedback node of the functional path and the tri-state inverter;
and

a tri-state inverter, coupled to the test path and the functional path;
wherein the output of the test path is input to the feedback node of the D-type latch and the tri-state inverter, and when
the test enable signal is enabled, the generation of the differential pulses is disabled.

US Pat. No. 9,298,199

VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT AND POLAR TRANSMITTER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A voltage generating circuit, comprising:
an output terminal;
an output current generating circuit, for generating an output current to the output terminal according to an output voltage
control signal, wherein an output voltage is generated at the output terminal according to the output current;

an comparing device, comprising a first input terminal receiving a reference voltage, a second input terminal receiving a
feedback voltage related with the output voltage, and an output terminal for outputting the output voltage control signal
according to the reference voltage and the feedback voltage;

an adjustable voltage dropping circuit, comprising a first terminal coupled to the second input terminal of the comparing
device, and a second terminal coupled to the output terminal of the comparing device; and

a current source, for generating a predetermined current to the first terminal of the adjustable voltage dropping circuit,
thereby the feedback voltage is generated at the first terminal of the adjustable voltage dropping circuit corresponding to
the output voltage;

wherein the predetermined current flows through the adjustable voltage dropping circuit to the output terminal;
wherein if a resistance value of the adjustable voltage dropping circuit is changed, the comparing device correspondingly
outputs the output voltage control signal to adjust the output voltage, thereby the feedback voltage is correspondingly adjusted
to have a predetermined difference from the reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,264,914

METHODS FOR MONITORING PAGING MESSAGES WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for monitoring paging messages in a mobile station with a subscriber identity card camping on a cell, comprising:
monitoring a paging channel from the cell at every end of a first time interval subsequent to the last monitored time;
detecting whether a same identity information is repeatedly broadcasted in the paging channel at different ends of the first
time interval;

determining a total number of periodically repeated paging messages containing the same identity information;
determining a second time interval by multiplying a time period between two successive repeated paging messages with the total
number of periodically repeated paging messages, wherein the time period equals to a multiple of the first time interval;

performing a smart monitoring procedure to monitor a paging channel at every end of second time interval subsequent to the
last monitored time so as to receive a paging message; and

stopping performing the smart monitoring procedure when a specific condition is satisfied, so as to monitor the paging channel
at every end of first time interval subsequent to the last monitored time to receive subsequent messages, wherein the second
time interval is longer than the first time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,166,538

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A POWER SUPPLY

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

19. A wireless communication unit comprising a radio frequency (RF) power amplifier (PA) and a power supply for providing
a power supply to the RF PA, the wireless communication unit comprising:
a low-frequency power supply path comprising a switching regulator; and
a high-frequency power supply path comprising an amplifier coupled to a load through a capacitor;wherein the output of the low-frequency power supply path is controlled according to an output of the amplifier coupled to
one end of the capacitor and a combined modulated power supply provided by the low-frequency power supply path and high-frequency
power supply path coupled to another end of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,088,448

PHASED ARRAY DEVICE AND CALIBRATION METHOD THEREFOR

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A calibration method, performed on a phased array device comprising a plurality of channel elements coupled in parallel
by a transmission line, the method comprising:
obtaining a plurality of channel responses corresponding to the channel elements through the transmission line, wherein each
of the channel responses is obtained when one of the channel elements is turned on, and the rest of the channel elements are
turned off;

calculating a characteristic value corresponding to the transmission line based on the obtained channel responses of the channel
elements, wherein calculating the characteristic value comprises:

obtaining a plurality of characteristic differences between the channel responses; and
determining the characteristic value corresponding to the transmission line by the characteristic differences; and
adjusting a channel parameter of one of the channel elements based on the characteristic value of the transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,445,379

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING TRANSMITTING POWER OF COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES EQUIPPED WITH A PLURALITY OF ANTENNAS

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method for managing transmitting power of a communications device equipped with a plurality of antennas, comprising:
enabling a first antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas in accordance with a first pre-determined rule;
transmitting a first message to a peer communications device, wherein the first message comprises a request for requesting
information pertinent to a power management profile of the peer communications device receiving the first message;

receiving a second message comprising at least information pertinent to the power management profile of the peer communications
device receiving the first message and signal integrity information determined by the peer communications device from the
received first message, wherein the power management profile of the peer communications device is a profile of parameter(s)
used by the peer communications device; and

activating a second antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas by using the signal integrity information in accordance
with a second pre-determined rule;

wherein the communications device enabling a third antenna configuration in accordance with the first pre-determined rule
after the first and second messages have been exchanged.

US Pat. No. 9,386,527

PROXIMITY SENSING METHOD USING LOOPBACK MECHANISM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE THEREOF

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A proximity sensing method employed by a wireless communications device, comprising:
performing a first predetermined operation to detect presence of at least a transponder in the proximity of the wireless communications
device;

when the presence of a transponder in the proximity of the wireless communications device is not detected by the first predetermined
operation, performing a second predetermined operation to obtain a first characteristic value and after a period of time,
performing the second predetermined operation to obtain a second characteristic value sequentially;

checking if the first characteristic value and the second characteristic value satisfy a predetermined criterion; and
when the predetermined criterion is satisfied, performing the first predetermined operation again to check the presence of
the transponder in the proximity of the wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,338,664

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A wireless communication unit comprising:
a transceiver;
at least one antenna port operably coupled to the transceiver via at least one antenna switch;
a signal generator for generating an RF test signal for calibration; and
a radio frequency part of the transceiver that comprises at least one tuneable radio frequency (RF) component;wherein the radio frequency part comprises a coupler located between the at least one tuneable RF component and the at least
one antenna switch for coupling the RF test signal to or from the at least one tuneable RF component for calibration; and
when the coupler couples the RF test signal to or from the at least one tuneable RF component for calibration, the at least
one antenna switch disconnects the RF test signal from the at least one antenna port.

US Pat. No. 9,253,619

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DATA COMMUNICATIONS IN MILLIMETER WAVE NETWORK

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method of data communications for a transmitter in a millimeter wave network, comprising:
generating a control physical layer (CPHY) preamble;
generating a header, wherein the header comprises a mode indicator, and the mode indicator is defined by setting reserved
bits in the header;

modulating and encoding a payload according to the mode indicator;
generating a packet according to the control physical layer (CPHY) preamble, the header and the payload; and
transmitting the packet by the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,208,814

CD PLAYER AND METHOD FOR EJECTION CONTROL THEREOF

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A compact disc (CD) player, comprises:
a CD tray;
an eject button;
a front-end module, coupled to the CD tray, for controlling ejecting/ inserting of the CD tray;
a back-end module for detecting a status of the eject button, coupled to the front-end module, wherein the front-end module
and the back-end module are integrated on an integrated circuit (IC); and

a fast response eject module, comprising:
a tray control module, coupled to the CD tray; and
an ejection detection module, coupled to the eject button,
wherein the ejection detection module detects the status of the eject button, and the tray control module controls ejecting/inserting
of the CD tray according to the detected status of the eject button detected by the ejection detection module during a time
period after the CD player is powered up and before the front-end module starts to work.

US Pat. No. 9,185,430

DEBLOCKING FILTERING METHOD AND DEBLOCKING FILTER

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A deblocking filtering method, comprising:
checking if at least one of two adjacent blocks is an intra-coded block and accordingly generating a checking result;
applying a deblocking filtering scheme with a clipping range to the two adjacent blocks by a deblocking filtering circuit
as long as the checking result indicates that at least one of the two adjacent blocks is the intra-coded block;

when two adjacent blocks are both inter-coded blocks, utilizing a control circuit for determining whether to filter a boundary
between the inter-coded blocks by referring to a first threshold setting; and

when at least one of the two adjacent blocks is an intra-coded block, utilizing the control circuit for determining whether
to filter a boundary between the two adjacent blocks including at least one intra-coded block by referring to a second threshold
setting different from the first threshold setting;

wherein one of the two adjacent blocks includes a first sample and a second sample adjacent to the first sample, and the other
of the two adjacent blocks includes a third sample adjacent to the first sample and a fourth sample adjacent to the third
sample;

determining whether to filter the boundary between the inter-coded blocks comprises:
selecting a first threshold value from a plurality of candidate first threshold values according to a first index value;
selecting a second threshold value from a plurality of candidate second threshold values according to a second index value;
and

determining whether to filter the boundary between the inter-coded blocks by comparing a difference between the first and
third samples with the first threshold value, comparing a difference between the second and first samples with the second
threshold value, and comparing a difference between the fourth and third samples with the second threshold value; and

determining whether to filter the boundary between the two adjacent blocks including at least one intra-coded block comprises:
selecting a third threshold value from a plurality of candidate third threshold values according to a third index value;
selecting a fourth threshold value from a plurality of candidate fourth threshold values according to a fourth index value;
and

determining whether to filter the boundary between the two adjacent blocks including at least one intra-coded block by comparing
a difference between the first and third samples with the third threshold value, comparing a difference between the second
and first samples with the fourth threshold value, and comparing a difference between the fourth and third samples with the
fourth threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,094,067

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING AN ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of calibrating an envelope tracking system for a supply voltage for a power amplifier module within a radio frequency
(RF) transmitter module of a wireless communication unit; the method comprising, within at least one signal processing module
of the wireless communication unit:
applying a training signal comprising an envelope that varies with time to an input of the RF transmitter module;
receiving at least an indication of at least one instantaneous output signal value for the power amplifier module in response
to the training signal; and

adjusting a timing alignment between an envelope tracking path of the envelope tracking system and a transmit path of the
RF transmitter module to align an envelope tracking power amplifier module supply voltage to at least one instantaneous envelope
of a waveform signal to be amplified by the power amplifier module, based at least partly on a gain symmetry corresponding
to a first gain of the power amplifier module at a first time point and a second gain of the power amplifier module at a second
time point or a phase symmetry corresponding to a first phase of a power amplifier output signal at a first time point and
a second phase of a power amplifier output signal at a second time point calculated by referring to at least partly the received
at least an indication of the at least one instantaneous output signal value for the power amplifier module in response to
the training signal.

US Pat. No. 9,071,283

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MODULATION INDEX OF A NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH AID OF DYNAMIC CALIBRATION, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method for controlling a modulation index of a near field communication (NFC) device, the method comprising:
in a calibration mode of the NFC device, temporarily coupling a receiver of the NFC device to a transmitter of the NFC device
to form a probing path between the receiver and the transmitter; and

in the calibration mode of the NFC device, dynamically adjusting at least one portion of a plurality of modulation parameters
corresponding to the modulation index according to probed results of outputs of the transmitter, in order to calibrate the
modulation index, for use of transmitting through the transmitter in a normal mode of the NFC device.

US Pat. No. 9,048,894

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BEAM TRAINING FOR MIMO OPERATION

Mediatek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method comprising:
communicating a beam-training message that initiates a multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) training procedure in a wireless
network;

transmitting training packets using all TX sectors during TX sector sweeping and in response obtaining a set of selected TX
sectors, wherein each of the TX sectors corresponds to a specific TX antenna beam;

transmitting training packets using omni-direction antenna pattern during RX sector sweeping and in response obtaining a set
of selected RX sectors, wherein each of the RX sectors corresponds to a specific RX antenna beam;

starting MIMO beam combination training based on the selected TX and RX sectors by transmitting training packets using the
selected TX sectors, wherein each MIMO beam combination includes one of the selected TX sectors and one of the selected RX
sectors; and

obtaining one or more best MIMO beam combinations for multiple MIMO spatial streams, wherein each of the best MIMO beam combinations
is selected based on the results of the MIMO beam combination training.

US Pat. No. 9,397,032

GUARD RING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A guard ring structure, comprising
a semiconductor substrate with a circuit region encircled by a first ring and a second ring, wherein the semiconductor substrate
has a first dopant type, and each of the first and second rings comprises:

a first doping region embedded in a portion of the semiconductor substrate, having a second dopant type opposite to the first
dopant type; and

an interconnect element formed over the semiconductor substrate, covering the first doping region;
wherein the first doping region of the first ring is separated from the first doping region of the second ring by a well region.

US Pat. No. 9,357,421

INDICATION OF USER EQUIPMENT TRANSMIT POWER CAPACITY IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method, comprising:
determining transmit power limitation (TPL) information by a UE in a wireless communication system, wherein the UE is configured
with a plurality of component carriers (CCs) served by one or more power amplifiers (PAs), wherein the TPL information comprises
a set of TPL values, each TPL value corresponds to a UE-configured maximum transmit power for the UE;

determining power headroom (PH) information that comprises a set of PH values based on the TPL information; and
reporting the PH information to a base station, wherein the TPL information is reduced to contain a reduced set of non-redundant
TPL values, and wherein the PH information is also reduced to contain a reduced set of non-redundant PH values.

US Pat. No. 9,329,672

HIGH-DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE (HDMI) RECEIVER APPARATUSES, HDMI SYSTEMS USING THE SAME, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREFOR

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) receiver apparatus comprising:
one single pin for receiving an HDMI cable connection voltage via an HDMI cable connection port in a first operation state
and outputting a hot plug detection signal in a second operation state;

a control module connected to the pin, wherein when the pin receives the HDMI cable connection voltage in the first operation
state, the control module switches the in to the second operation state from the first operation state and outputs the hot
plug detection signal to an HDMI transmitter apparatus through the pin, whereby the HDMI transmitter apparatus reads extended
display identification data (EDID) information according to the hot plug detection signal;

a triode having a base electrically connected to the HDMI cable connection port, a collector electrically connected to the
in and the hot plug detection signal, and an emitter electrically connected to a ground; and

an EDID module for storing the EDID information,
wherein the control module comprises:
a first switch unit for switching the pin to the second operation state from the first operation state when the pin detects
that the HDMI cable connection voltage exists in the first operation state; and

a hot plug detection signal control unit for outputting the hot plug detection signal with a low level for a first predetermined
duration, and outputting the hot plug detection signal with a high level for a second predetermined duration to the HDMI transmitter
apparatus through the pin when the pin is switched to the second operation state.

US Pat. No. 9,304,929

STORAGE SYSTEM HAVING TAG STORAGE DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE TAG ENTRIES ASSOCIATED WITH SAME DATA STORAGE LINE FOR DATA RECYCLING AND RELATED TAG STORAGE DEVICE

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A storage system, comprising:
a data storage device;
a tag storage device, comprising:
a plurality of first tag entries, each associated with one data storage line allocated in the data storage device; and
a plurality of second tag entries; and
a controller, coupled between the data storage device and the tag storage device, the controller arranged to set a specific
second tag entry in the tag storage device to associate with a specific data storage line with which a specific first tag
entry in the tag storage device is associated;

wherein the controller is further arranged to program a data storage line size of each data storage line allocated in the
data storage device; and when the data storage line size is programmed by a first value, the first tag entries and the second
tag entries are associated with a plurality of first data storage lines allocated in the data storage device, respectively;
and when the data storage line size is programmed by a second value, only the first tag entries in the tag storage device
are associated with a plurality of second data storage lines allocated in the data storage device, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,204,581

METHOD FOR PERFORMING CHIP LEVEL ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE REDUCTION, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing chip level electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction, the method being applied to an electronic
device, the method comprising:
providing at least one EMI suppression circuit, positioned within at least one chip of the electronic device; and
utilizing the at least one EMI suppression circuit to perform EMI reduction on at least one signal within the at least one
chip, wherein the at least one EMI suppression circuit is integrated into the at least one chip.

US Pat. No. 9,086,715

VOLTAGE REGULATOR, ENVELOPE TRACKING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, TRANSMITTER MODULE, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE THEREFOR

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A voltage regulator for use within an envelope tracking power supply system; the voltage regulator comprising a voltage
regulation module; the voltage regulation module comprising:
a first capacitor comprising a first terminal operably coupled to a first node of the voltage regulation module, and a second
terminal operably coupled to a second node of the voltage regulation module;

an input arranged to receive a supply voltage, the input being selectively couplable to the first node and selectively couplable
to the second node;

a ground plane selectively couplable to the second node;
a switching output selectively couplable to the first node and selectively couplable to the ground plane; and
a power filter formed by an inductor comprising a first terminal operably coupled to the switching output and a second terminal
operably coupled to a regulated output voltage; and a second capacitor comprising a first terminal operably coupled to the
regulated output and a second terminal operably coupled to the ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,045,376

CHANNEL ACCESS PROCEDURE AND QOS PROVISIONING FOR UPLINK LAA

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method comprising:establishing a data radio bearer (DBR) by a base station with a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communications network, wherein the DBR is associated with an Evolved Packet System (EPS) bearer and a logical channel;
scheduling an uplink data transmission for the UE, and determining a channel access priority class (CAPC) for the uplink data transmission from the UE;
transmitting uplink scheduling information over a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to the UE, wherein the uplink scheduling information comprises the determined CAPC for gaining uplink access; and
receiving the uplink data transmission from the UE over an unlicensed frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,473,325

CHANNEL ESTIMATION METHOD AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING DATA CHANNEL OF DATA RESOURCE ELEMENT OF PHYSICAL RESOURCE BLOCK FOR OFDM SYSTEM

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A channel estimation method for estimating a data channel of a data resource element of a physical resource block (PRB)
in a time-frequency domain, comprising:
utilizing a detection circuit to perform a first PRB bundling detection in a first direction of the time-frequency domain
to detect if at least one neighboring PRB is allowed to be bundled with the PRB, and accordingly generating a first PRB bundling
detection result;

determining a PRB processing range according to at least the first PRB bundling detection result, wherein the PRB processing
range comprises a plurality of PRBs, and at least the PRB is included in the PRB processing range; and when the first PRB
bundling detection result indicates that the at least one neighboring PRB is allowed to be bundled with the PRB, the at least
one neighboring PRB is included in the PRB processing range, and when the first PRB bundling detection result indicates that
the at least one neighboring PRB is not allowed to be bundled with the PRB, the at least one neighboring PRB is not included
in the PRB processing range;

obtaining a plurality of pilot channels for pilot resource elements in the PRB processing range; and
estimating the data channel of the data resource element according to the pilot channels;
wherein the first PRB bundling detection to detect if the at least one neighboring PRB is allowed to be bundled with the PRB
comprises:

obtaining PRB bundling reference information from the detection circuit; and
comparing the PRB and the at least one neighboring PRB with the PRB bundling reference information, to determine whether the
at least one neighboring PRB is bundled with the PRB.

US Pat. No. 9,356,707

METHOD TO TRIGGER IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN MOBILE CELLULAR SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:
(a) measuring a received first radio signal by a first radio module that is co-located with a second radio module in a user
equipment (UE), wherein the measuring is based on a plurality of consecutive sampling instances during a measurement interval,
and wherein the sampling instances include at least one interfering sampling instance and one non-interfering sampling instance
separated by a predefined number of subframes of the first radio signal;

(b) obtaining one or more interfering sampling instances from the plurality of consecutive sampling instances by skipping
the remaining non-interfering sampling instances when the second radio module is not transmitting radio signals;

(c) determining a measurement result for in-device coexistence (IDC) interference based on the obtained one or more interfering
sampling instances and excluding the remaining non-interfering sample instances of the same measurement interval; and

(d) triggering an IDC interference mitigation mechanism if the measurement result satisfies a condition.

US Pat. No. 9,093,958

PREDISTORTION CIRCUIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD FOR COEFFICIENT ESTIMATION

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A predistortion circuit for providing distortion correction in a presence of harmonics, the predistortion circuit comprising:
an input for receiving a digital input signal;
an output for providing a digital output signal to an up-conversion element that produces harmonic terms comprising a plurality
of different frequencies, wherein the up-conversion element is operably coupled to a non-linear device, and the digital output
signal is a predistorted version of the digital input signal;

a processor operably coupled to an output of the non-linear device for receiving an output radio frequency signal therefrom
and arranged to determine a digital correction to be applied to the digital input signal;

wherein the processor is further arranged to:
determine the digital correction that comprises a plurality of in-phase and quadrature cross-terms of the digital input signal
containing products of in-phase and quadrature terms, where terms of a same order have different co-efficients, wherein the
digital output signal carries predistorted samples, and the predistorted samples are generated based on the plurality of in-phase
and quadrature cross-terms;

wherein the digital correction is generated from a row vector of N cross terms (Yi) and two column vectors of N respective different co-efficients (?, ?) and applied to respective in-phase correction and
quadrature correction of the form:

Io=Yi·?

Qo=Yi·?

where: Yi=[IiQiIi3Qi3Ii·Qi2Qi·Ii2Ii5Qi5Ii·Qi4Qi·Ii4Ii3·Qi2Qi3·Ii2 . . . ];

wherein N is a positive integer that is greater than one; and the plurality of different co-efficients to be applied to each
odd order harmonic term comprises a symmetrical relationship between the in-phase correction co-efficient and the quadrature
correction co-efficient.

US Pat. No. 9,088,797

VIDEO PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH RESIDUE PREDICTION

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A video processing apparatus with residue prediction of a current video frame spatially partitioned into a plurality of
blocks, comprising:
a motion estimation/compensation unit for determining a matching block of a reference video frame according to a current block
of the current video frame, acquiring neighboring reconstructed pixels adjacent to the current block, and retrieving corresponding
pixels adjacent to the matching block by aligning the neighboring reconstructed pixels with a motion vector of the current
block, wherein the motion vector represents a displacement between the current block and the matching block;

a pseudo-residue generating unit for constructing a set of pseudo residues according to the neighboring reconstructed pixels
in the current video frame and the corresponding pixels in the reference video frame;

a first arithmetic unit for generating first-order residues by subtracting the matching block from the current block;
a residue-predicting unit coupled to the pseudo-residue generating unit for employing the set of pseudo residues to predict
the first-order residues and derive second-order residues and corresponding residue prediction information for the current
block; and

a post-processing unit coupled to the residue-predicting unit for deriving a reconstructed current block according to the
second-order residues and the corresponding residue prediction information for encoding subsequent blocks within the current
video frame.

US Pat. No. 10,045,360

MACRO-ASSISTED MULTI-CONNECTIVITY SCHEME IN MULTI-RAT CELLULAR SYSTEMS

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

1. A method comprising:establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a macro base station (MBS) by a user equipment (UE) in a heterogeneous network having a macrocell served by the MBS and overlaying smallcells served by smallcell base stations (SBSs);
establishing a multi-connectivity (MC) multi-way split bearer U-plane for simultaneous data transmission with one or more base stations; and
performing macro-assisted make-before-break MC mobility by using the multi-way split bearer, wherein the make-before-break MC mobility involves switching between (N?1)-way and N-way of the multi-way split bearer, wherein N is an integer that is greater than one.

US Pat. No. 9,717,055

METHOD FOR PERFORMING ALARM GROUPING CONTROL OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AID OF AT LEAST ONE GROUPING CONTROL STRATEGY, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of performing alarm grouping control of an electronic device, comprising:
shifting, by a processing circuit of an apparatus comprising at least one portion of the electronic device, an execution timing
of at least one alarm of a plurality of alarms to group the plurality of alarms into at least one grouped alarm according
to at least one grouping control strategy, wherein the plurality of alarms are registered by a plurality of applications,
wherein the at least one grouping control strategy corresponds to a plurality of categories of the plurality of applications,
and wherein the execution timing of the at least one alarm is shifted to an execution timing of the at least one grouped alarm;

according to the at least one grouped alarm, controlling, by the processing circuit, whether to wake up at least a portion
of the electronic device; and

analyzing, by the processing circuit, activities of one or more applications of the plurality of applications as part of the
at least one grouping control strategy.

US Pat. No. 9,280,803

METHODS OF PROCESSING MOSAICKED IMAGES

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method of processing a mosaicked image, comprising:
up-sampling the mosaicked image along a first direction to generate a first intermediate image;
resizing the first intermediate image along the first direction to generate a second intermediate image comprising at least
one full-sampled color plane and at least one sub-sampled color plane;

up-sampling the second intermediate image along a second direction to generate a third intermediate image; and
resizing the third intermediate image along the second direction to generate a resized and partly demosaicked image.

US Pat. No. 9,148,145

LOW POWER CLOCK GATING CIRCUIT

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A clock gating circuit, for generating a clock enable signal with respect to a clock input signal and a logic enable signal,
the clock gating circuit comprising:
a first plurality of transistors coupled in series between a power supply and ground, for receiving at least the logic enable
signal and generating a first output;

a second plurality of transistor coupled in series between the power supply and ground, for receiving at least the first output
and generating a second output;

a third plurality of transistors coupled in series between the power supply and ground, for receiving at least the second
output and an inverted second output; and

an AND gate circuit, for receiving the second output and generating the clock enable signal.

US Pat. No. 9,263,993

LOW PASS FILTER WITH COMMON-MODE NOISE REDUCTION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A low pass filter (LPF), comprising:
a first amplifier stage, comprising a differential operational amplifier, wherein the first amplifier stage is arranged to
process a differential input signal to generate a differential intermediate signal, wherein the differential input signal
has a first input signal and a second input signal, and the differential intermediate signal has a first intermediate signal
and a second intermediate signal; and

a second amplifier stage, having no common-mode feedback (CMFB) and arranged to process the differential intermediate signal
to generate a differential output signal, wherein the differential output signal has a first output signal corresponding to
the first input signal and a second output signal corresponding to the second input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,252,730

AUDIO PROCESSING DEVICE AND AUDIO SYSTEMS USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An audio processing device comprising:
a shaper for receiving a digital input audio signal and generating an output audio signal at an output terminal according
to the digital input audio signal,

wherein the shaper comprises:
a gain adjustment unit for receiving the digital input audio signal and adjusting the digital input audio signal to generate
a gained audio signal;

a shaping unit for receiving the gained audio signal;
a detection unit, coupled to the output terminal, for receiving the output audio signal and detecting a plurality of zero-crossing
points of the output audio signal to generate a first control signal;

a control unit for receiving the first control signal and generating a first switch signal and a second switch signal according
to the first control signal in the first mode;

a first switch coupled between the shaping unit and the output terminal and controlled by the first switch signal; and
a second switch coupled between the gain adjustment unit and the output terminal and controlled by the second switch signal,
wherein in a first mode, the gain adjustment unit receives the control signal and adjusts the digital input audio signal at
at least one time point when at least one of the plurality of the zero-crossing points occurs according to the control signal;

wherein in the first mode, the control unit generates the first switch signal and the second switch signal according to the
first control signal respectively to turn on the first switch and turn off the second switch at the at least one time point
when the at least one of the plurality of the zero-crossing points; and

wherein when the shaper operates in the first mode, the shaping unit shapes an envelope of the gained audio signal to generate
a shaped audio signal, and the shaped audio signal serves as the output audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,253,767

PSMP-BASED DOWNLINK MULTI-USER MIMO COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method comprising:
(a) transmitting from an access point a first scheduling message followed by a sounding message from the access point to a
plurality of stations, wherein the first scheduling message reserves a first transmission burst in a wireless network, and
the first scheduling message provides scheduling information to each of the plurality of stations specifying transmission
periods allocated for downlink and uplink transmission during the reserved first transmission burst;

(b) receiving from the plurality of stations channel estimation information measured by each of the plurality of stations
during the first transmission burst based on the sounding message;

(c) transmitting a second scheduling message that reserves a second transmission burst for multi-user multiple-input multiple-output
(MU-MIMO) transmission, and the second scheduling message provides scheduling information to each of the plurality of stations
specifying transmission periods allocated for downlink and uplink transmission during the reserved second transmission burst,
wherein the access point transmits downlink data streams without processed by padding to multiple stations simultaneously
based on the channel estimation information, and the access point performs MU-MIMO precoding on the downlink data streams
transmission to enable each of the multiple stations only receives a portion of the downlink data streams which is intended
for itself; and

(d) receiving uplink acknowledgements from the plurality of stations during each station's allocated time of the second transmission
burst.

US Pat. No. 9,210,636

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDICATING LOCAL IP ACCESS SUPPORT VIA NAS SIGNALING

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
obtaining Local IP Access (LIPA) capability information by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein
the LIPA capability information is obtained via a Non Access Stratum (NAS) message from a Mobility Management Entity (MME),
and wherein the NAS message is received after establishing a first radio resource control (RRC) connection;

detecting a cell reselection trigger event;
performing cell selection or cell reselection by the UE based at least in part on the obtained LIPA capability information;
establishing a second RRC connection in a selected cell; and
establishing a LIPA packet data network (PDN) connection in the selected cell with the MME.

US Pat. No. 9,203,423

CLASS AB SIGNAL GENERATION APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A signal generation apparatus, comprising:
an input stage, arranged for generating an input signal;
a bias stage, coupled to the input stage, the bias stage arranged for generating a bias signal according to the input signal
and a feedback signal; and

an output stage, comprising:
an amplifier circuit, coupled to the bias stage and arranged for generating an auxiliary signal according to the bias signal;
and

a feedback block, comprising:
a first feedback circuit, coupled between an output node of the signal generation apparatus and the amplifier circuit, the
first feedback circuit arranged for generating a specific signal according to the auxiliary signal, wherein an output signal
at the output node is derived from the specific signal; and

a second feedback circuit, coupled between the first feedback circuit and the bias stage, the second feedback circuit arranged
for generating the feedback signal according to the specific signal;

wherein the input stage comprises a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) arranged for outputting a current as the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,913,365

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising: a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first conductive layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate, wherein the first conductive layer is in contact with
the substrate and comprises three first signal nets, and two second signal nets, one on the left of the first signal nets
and the other on the right of the first signal nets;

an outermost insulating layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate to cover the substrate and the first conductive
layer, wherein the outmost insulating layer is in contact with the substrate and comprises openings to fully expose a top
and sides of both the second signal nets; and

a second conductive layer disposed on the outermost insulating layer and substantially covering at least a portion of the
first signal nets, including the exposed tops and sides of both the second signal nets,

wherein the second conductive layer which is able to provide one of a ground potential and a power potential is electrically
connected to both the second signal nets through the openings,

wherein the first signal nets are disposed between the second signal nets, and the second signal nets comprises a via hole
which is exposed from the openings,

wherein the entirety of the first conductive layer is disposed on the top surface of the substrate, and some of the top surface
of the substrate is not covered by the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,554,342

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EARLY TERMINATION OF TRANSMISSION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for early termination of transmission, comprising:
receiving downlink (DL) data from a DL channel during a transmission time interval (TTI);
attempting to decode the received DL data before receiving all DL data of the TTI; and
transmitting an early termination indicator (ETI) in an uplink (UL) slot of a UL radio frame to terminate transmission of
the DL data during the TTI based on a successful decode,

wherein at least one symbol of the UL slot is replaced by the ETI, and the symbol replaced by the ETI is the Transport Format
Combination Indicator (TFCI) symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,509,212

CHARGE PUMP CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

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1. A charge pump circuit for generating a negative voltage comprising:
a switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit having an input arranged to receive at least one clock signal and generate a
negative voltage therefrom, a supply input and an output;

a regulation control loop coupled to the output and providing a feedback path from the output of the switched capacitor voltage
inverter circuit to the supply input of the switched capacitor voltage inverter circuit, wherein the feedback path comprises
an operational amplifier such that a first input of the operational amplifier represents an output voltage sense of the filtered
negative voltage output, wherein the regulation control loop comprises a filter arranged to filter the generated negative
voltage; and

a charge pump circuit output coupled to the output and arranged to output the filtered generated negative voltage,wherein the regulation control loop is arranged to function in an open loop mode of operation at a start-up of the charge
pump circuit to generate the negative voltage and subsequently function in a closed loop mode of operation for regulation
once the operational amplifier is active.

US Pat. No. 9,430,394

STORAGE SYSTEM HAVING DATA STORAGE LINES WITH DIFFERENT DATA STORAGE LINE SIZES

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1. A storage system, comprising:
a data storage device, having a plurality of data storage lines;
a tag storage device, having a plurality of address tags, each associated with one data storage line allocated in the data
storage device; and

a controller, coupled between the data storage device and the tag storage device, the controller arranged to set at least
one first address tag and configure at least one first data storage line to serve as a first data storage line with a first
data storage line size, and set at least one second address tag and configure at least one second data storage line to serve
as a second data storage line with a second data storage line size, wherein the second data storage line size is different
from the first data storage line size, a number of the at least one first address tag is equal to a number of the at least
one first data storage line, and a number of the at least one second address tag is equal to a number of the at least one
second data storage line.

US Pat. No. 9,269,155

REGION GROWING METHOD FOR DEPTH MAP/COLOR IMAGE

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1. A region growing method, comprising:
selecting a seed point of a current frame as an initial growing point of a region in the current frame;
referring to a planar surface detection result to check if a neighboring pixel belongs to a detected planar surface, and accordingly
generating a checking result, wherein the neighboring pixel is blocked from being included in the region when the checking
result indicates that the neighboring pixel belongs to the detected planar surface;

determining a background confidence value at the neighboring pixel around the seed point, wherein the neighboring pixel is
not a seed point of the region when determining the background confidence value is executed, when the background confidence
value is determined to be a first value, it indicates that the neighboring pixel is more likely to be one background pixel,
and when the background confidence value is determined to be a second value lower than the first value, it indicates that
the neighboring pixel is less likely to be one background pixel; and

utilizing a processing unit for checking if the neighboring pixel is allowed to be included in the region according to at
least the background confidence value.

US Pat. No. 9,246,571

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF BEAM TRAINING FOR MIMO OPERATION

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1. An initiator device, comprising:
a transceiver that communicates a beam-training message that initiates a multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) training
procedure in a wireless network, the transceiver comprises a transmitter;

the transmitter is configured to transmit training packets using all TX sectors during TX sector sweeping and in response
obtaining a set of selected TX sectors, each of the TX sectors corresponds to a specific TX antenna beam, the transmitter
is further configured to transmit training packets using omni-direction antenna pattern during RX sector sweeping and in response
obtaining a set of selected RX sectors, and each of the RX sectors corresponds to a specific RX antenna beam;

a processor is configured to start MIMO beam combination training based on the selected TX and RX sectors by the transmitter
being configured to transmit training packets using the selected TX sectors, each of the MIMO beam combinations includes one
of the selected TX sectors and one of the selected RX sectors; and

a MIMO encoder is configured to obtain one or more best MIMO beam combinations for multiple MIMO spatial streams, each of
the best MIMO beam combinations is selected based on the results of the MIMO beam combination training.

US Pat. No. 9,504,092

SYSTEM FOR THE COEXISTENCE BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MODULES SHARING SINGLE ANTENNA

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1. A system for the coexistence between a plurality of wireless communication modules sharing a single antenna, comprising:
a first transceiving path coupled to an antenna;
a second transceiving path coupled to the first transceiving path;
a first wireless communications module coupled to the first transceiving path and transmitting or receiving a plurality of
first wireless signals via the first transceiving path;

a second wireless communications module coupled to the second transceiving path and capable of transmitting and receiving
a plurality of second wireless signals via the first and the second transceiving paths; and

a directional coupler that attenuates signal strengths of the second wireless signals passing through the second transceiving
path, and adds the attenuated second wireless signals to the first wireless signals passing through the first transceiving
path,

wherein one of the first wireless communications module and the second communications module is a LTE module and the other
one of the first wireless communications module and the second communications module is a WLAN module.

US Pat. No. 9,270,494

CHANNEL ESTIMATION METHOD AND ASSOCIATED DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING CHANNEL FOR OFDM SYSTEM

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1. A channel estimation method for estimating a data channel of a data resource element (RE), comprising:
obtaining a plurality of pilot channels for pilot resource elements in a time-frequency domain, respectively;
utilizing a processing circuit to apply a transformation matrix to the pilot channels, to obtain a plurality of transformed
pilot channels, respectively; and

estimating the data channel of the data resource element by performing a plurality of one-dimensional (1D) channel estimations
according to the transformed pilot channels.

US Pat. No. 9,269,653

SGS OR GSGSG PATTERN FOR SIGNAL TRANSMITTING CHANNEL, AND PCB ASSEMBLY, CHIP PACKAGE USING SUCH SGS OR GSGSG PATTERN

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1. A leadframe package, comprising:
a die pad;
a semiconductor die mounted on the die pad;
a plurality of leads disposed in a first horizontal plane along peripheral edges of the die pad;
a reference inner lead intervening between two adjacent, successive high-speed signal leads of the leads;
a ground bar downset from the first horizontal plane to a second horizontal plane and connected to the die pad with a downset
bridge;

a plurality of tie bars extending outward from the die pad;
a plurality of first bonding wires for electrically connecting the semiconductor die to the leads respectively; and
a molding compound encapsulating the semiconductor die, the first bonding wires, the leads, the ground bar, the tie bars,
and the die pad, wherein an outer end of the reference inner lead is encapsulated by the molding compound.

US Pat. No. 9,207,646

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ESTIMATING/CALIBRATING TDC GAIN

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1. A method of estimating gain of a time-to-digital converter (TDC) comprising:
capturing a TDC output sample, wherein said TDC output sample is generated by multiplying a TDC code with a TDC normalizing
gain;

calculating a gradient in response to said TDC output sample; and
utilizing a gain adjusting circuit for adjusting said TDC normalizing gain based on said calculating step.

US Pat. No. 9,191,004

SIGNAL CONVERTING DEVICE AND DIGITAL TRANSMITTING APPARATUS APPLYING THE SIGNAL CONVERTING DEVICE

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1. A signal converting device, comprising:
a first converting circuit, arranged to receive a first inputting signal;
a first capacitive circuit, coupled between an output terminal of the first converting circuit and a reference voltage;
a second converting circuit, arranged to receive a second inputting signal;
a second capacitive circuit, coupled between an output terminal of the second converting circuit and the reference voltage;
and

an inductive circuit, coupled between the first capacitive circuit and the second capacitive circuit, for generating an output
signal according to the first converting signal and the second converting signal, wherein the inductive circuit is a low-pass
filter;

wherein the first converting circuit is arranged to generate a first converting signal on the output terminal of the first
converting circuit according to the first inputting signal;
and the first converting circuit is an inverter;
wherein the second signal converting circuit is arranged to generate a second converting signal on the output terminal of
the second converting circuit according to the second inputting signal.

US Pat. No. 9,129,140

SQUARING CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

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1. A method for calibrating a power detector, the method comprising:
calibrating a squaring circuit having a substantially constant gain response across frequency by applying one or more DC reference
voltages to the input of the squaring circuit in order to produce calibrated data;

calculating a DC offset and a squaring gain factor of the squaring circuit using the calibrated data;
applying a transmit signal to the input of the squaring circuit, such that the input signal is representative of a power level
of the transmit signal, and the squaring circuit is configured to produce a squared output signal;

sampling the squared output signal; and
calculating a detected power level using the sampled squared output signal and the calculated DC offset and squaring gain
factor of the squaring circuit;
wherein calculating the DC offset and the squaring gain factor and calculating a detected power level are performed with aid
of at least one calculating means.

US Pat. No. 9,065,437

CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING HIGH-SIDE TRANSISTOR UTILIZING VOLTAGE BOOST CIRCUITS

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1. A circuit for driving a transistor, comprising:
a drive circuit, having a first specific node, a second specific node and a third specific node, wherein the third specific
node is coupled to a control node of the transistor, and the drive circuit is arranged for coupling the first specific node
to the third specific node according to at least a voltage of the first specific node and a voltage of the second specific
node in order to charge the control node of the transistor;

a first voltage boost circuit, coupled between the first specific node and a connection node of the transistor, the first
voltage boost circuit arranged for boosting the voltage of the first specific node; and

a second voltage boost circuit, coupled between the first specific node and the second specific node, the second voltage boost
circuit arranged for receiving the voltage of the first specific node provided by the first voltage boost circuit, and boosting
the voltage of the second specific node at least according to the voltage of the first specific node.

US Pat. No. 9,467,384

PACKET FORWARDING APPARATUS AND METHOD USING FLOW SUBGROUP BASED PATH SELECTION FOR DYNAMIC LOAD BALANCING

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1. A packet forwarding apparatus, comprising:
a path selection device, configured to generate a path selection signal referenced for selecting a destination path from a
plurality of egress paths belonging to an egress path group, the path selection device comprising:

a flow group based path selection circuit, configured to set the path selection signal based on a flow group into which a
packet to be forwarded is categorized when a dynamic load balancing function is not applied to forwarding of the packet; and

a flow subgroup based path selection circuit, configured to set the path selection signal based on a flow subgroup into which
the packet to be forwarded is categorized when the dynamic load balancing function is applied to forwarding of the packet;
and

a path rate monitor, comprising:
a plurality of monitoring circuits, configured to monitor data rates of the egress paths to generate path rate monitor values,
respectively, wherein each of the monitoring circuits comprises:

a first counter, configured to count a number of bytes transmitted through a corresponding egress path during a predetermined
period, and accordingly generate an instantaneous path rate value; and

a second counter, configured to generate a weighted average of an average path rate value and the instantaneous path rate
value to update the average path rate value which acts as a path rate monitor value of the monitoring circuit;

wherein the flow subgroup based path selection circuit operates based at least partly on the path rate monitor values;
wherein flows associated with the egress path group are categorized into a plurality of flow subgroups, the flow subgroups
are categorized into a plurality of flow groups, and each of the flows includes a group of packets with same tuple(s).

US Pat. No. 9,425,098

RADIO-FREQUENCY DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

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1. A method for fabricating an electronic device package, comprising:
providing a electronic device chip, wherein the electronic device chip comprises:
a semiconductor substrate having a front side and a back side, wherein the semiconductor substrate has a first thickness;
an electronic component disposed on the front side of the semiconductor substrate; and
an interconnect structure disposed on the electronic component, wherein the interconnect structure is electrically connected
to the electronic component;

performing a thinning process to remove a portion of the semiconductor substrate from the back side thereof, thereby forming
a thinned semiconductor substrate having a second thickness less than the first thickness;

removing a portion of the thinned semiconductor substrate and a portion of a dielectric layer of the interconnect structure
from a back side of the thinned semiconductor substrate until a first metal layer pattern of the interconnect structure is
exposed, thereby forming a through hole; and

forming a TSV structure in the through hole; and
mounting the electronic device chip on a base, wherein the back side of the thinned semiconductor substrate is closer to the
base than a front side of the thinned semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,241,058

MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS HAVING ANTI-THEFT AND AUTO-NOTIFICATION FUNCTIONS

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1. A mobile communication apparatus comprising:
an anti-theft control circuit comprising:
an information management module storing a user personal database comprising at least one of a phonebook database, a schedule
database, and an e-mail database; and

a security module; and
a transmission control circuit for transmitting data and/or signals;
wherein when the transmission control circuit receives a remote message, the security module examines whether the remote message
is a predetermined legitimate remote control message; wherein if YES, the transmission control circuit obtains at least one
record of the phonebook database, the schedule database, and the e-mail database to be transmitted and selects at least one
available carrier from a plurality of carriers and at least one corresponding data transmission application programs according
to data to be transmitted, and using the at least one corresponding data transmission application programs to send out the
at least one record of the phonebook database, the schedule database, and the e-mail database according to a predetermined
contact information,

whereby enabling an original owner to get back at least the record of the phonebook database, the schedule database, or the
e-mail database,

wherein the transmission control circuit further transmits a signal for enabling a phone number corresponding to a second
SIM card to reach a predetermined location and for enabling the remote message to be sent out and then received by the mobile
communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,362,052

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH FLOATING METAL RINGS

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1. An electronic device comprising:
a first electrode formed in a first layer;
a second electrode formed in the first layer, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are reflection symmetrically
disposed; and

a first floating metal ring formed in the first layer and enclosing the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein shape of the first electrode is the same shape as the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,160,462

METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING TRANSMISSION NOISE COMPRISED IN RECEIVED DOWNLINK SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

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17. A method for suppressing transmission noise comprised in a plurality of downlink signals received by one of a first radio
module or a second radio module comprised in a communications apparatus, wherein the transmission noise is generated when
the other one of the first radio module or the second radio module is processing a plurality of uplink signals to be transmitted,
the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of first signals and a plurality of second signals;
calculating a plurality of filter parameters for a filter according to the first signals and the second signals;
filtering the first signals via the filter to obtain a plurality of filtered signals;
subtracting the second signals from the filtered signals to obtain a plurality of processed signals,
wherein the first signals and the second signals are the downlink signals respectively received via different antennas of
the one of the first radio module or the second radio module, or the first signals are the downlink signals received by the
one of the first radio module or the second radio module and the second signals are a portion of the uplink signals provided
by the other one of the first radio module and the second radio module, and

wherein the transmission noise does not manifest in the processed signals.

US Pat. No. 9,083,359

LOCK DETECTOR BASED ON CHARGE PUMP

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1. A phase lock loop having a lock detector, comprising:
a phase frequency detector, arranged for generating a first control signal and a second control signal according to a phase
difference based on a reference signal and an output signal;

a first charge pump, coupled to the phase frequency detector, arranged for providing a first output according to the phase
difference;

a loop filter, coupled to the first charge pump, arranged for generating a filtered signal according to the first output of
the first charge pump; and

an oscillator, coupled to the loop filter, arranged for generating the output signal according to the filtered signal; and
a lock detector, comprising:
a second charge pump, arranged for providing a second output according to the phase difference;
a filter, coupled to the second charge pump, arranged for filtering the second output of the second charge pump to generate
a filtered output voltage; and

a comparing circuit, coupled to the filter, arranged for comparing the filtered output voltage with a threshold setting to
generate a lock indication signal to indicate whether the phase lock loop is in a lock condition,

wherein the threshold setting comprises a first threshold and a second threshold, and the comparing circuit is a window comparator
arranged for comparing the filtered output voltage with the first threshold and the second threshold and the lock indication
signal changes to indicate that the output signal is locked to the reference signal whenever the filtered output voltage enters
a region between the first threshold and the second threshold and changes to indicate that the output signal is not locked
to the reference signal whenever the filtered output voltage exits the region between the first threshold and the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,949,360

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATION

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1. A printed circuit board, comprising: a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;a first conductive layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate, wherein the first conductive layer is in contact with the substrate and comprises three first signal nets, and two second signal nets, one on the left of the first signal nets and the other on the right of the first signal nets;
an outermost insulating layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate to cover the substrate and the first conductive layer, wherein the outmost insulating layer is in contact with the substrate and comprises openings to fully expose a top and sides of both the second signal nets; and
a second conductive layer disposed on the outermost insulating layer and substantially covering at least a portion of the first signal nets, including the exposed tops and sides of both the second signal nets,
wherein the second conductive layer which is able to provide one of a ground potential and a power potential is electrically connected to both the second signal nets through the openings,
wherein the first signal nets are disposed between the second signal nets, and the second signal nets comprises a via hole which is exposed from the openings,
wherein the entirety of the first conductive layer is disposed on the top surface of the substrate, and some of the top surface of the substrate is not covered by the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,479,962

METHOD OF TDM IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE

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1. A method comprising:
obtaining, by a first radio module, traffic or scheduling information of a second radio module co-located with the first radio
module in a wireless communication device;

determining a desired time-division multiplexing (TDM) pattern for the first radio module based on the traffic or scheduling
information to mitigate in-device coexistence (IDC) interference with the second radio module; and

transmitting coexistence pattern information based on the desired TDM pattern to a base station, wherein the coexistence pattern
information comprises a set of recommended discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration parameters and a recommended TDM pattern
periodicity and a scheduling period, wherein the set of recommended DRX configuration parameters comprises an onDurationTimer,
a DRX cycle, a DRX-Inactivity timer for onDuration extension.

US Pat. No. 9,380,251

METHOD FOR PERFORMING CHANNEL SCAN WITHIN A MULTI-CHANNEL BROADCASTING PROGRAM RECEIVER, AND ASSOCIATED MULTI-CHANNEL BROADCASTING PROGRAM RECEIVER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing blind channel scan within an analog multi-channel broadcasting program receiver, the method comprising:
performing frequency transform on intermediate frequency (IF) signals of one or more received analog multi-channel broadcasting
program signals within a specific band of a plurality of bands to obtain frequency transform results as frequency representatives
of the IF signals;

locating a video IF signal out of the IF signals according to the frequency representatives in order to determine a frequency
of a video carrier corresponding to the specific band;

jumping directly from the start frequency of the specific band to the location where the video carrier is;
utilizing the frequency of the video carrier as a reference for tuning to an associated channel; and
jumping from the location of the video carrier directly to the start frequency of the next band for further channel scan.

US Pat. No. 9,355,613

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING COMPRESSION-RELATED INDICATION INFORMATION VIA DISPLAY INTERFACE AND RELATED DATA PROCESSING METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A data processing apparatus comprising:
a compressor, arranged for generating a compressed display data by compressing a display data according to a compression algorithm;
and

an output interface, arranged for recording indication information in an output bitstream and outputting the output bitstream
to another data processing apparatus via a display interface, wherein the output bitstream is derived from the compressed
display data, and the indication information is set in response to the compression algorithm employed by the compressor;

wherein the display interface is not a network interface, and is coupled between the data processing apparatus and the another
data processing apparatus that are located at different chips.

US Pat. No. 9,331,387

WIDEBAND ANTENNA

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1. A wideband antenna, comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate;
a ground plane, disposed on the first substrate;
an exciting element, disposed on the second substrate, and having a feed point coupled to a signal source;
a connection element, disposed on the second substrate, and coupled to the ground plane;
a first branch, disposed on the second substrate, and coupled to the connection element;
a second branch, disposed on the second substrate, and coupled to the connection element; and
a coupling element, disposed on the second substrate, and coupled to the connection element,
wherein a first distance between the coupling element and the second branch is smaller than 5 mm.