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. 9,191,257

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. 9,124,898

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. 9,142,874

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. 9,479,203

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. 9,185,660

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. 9,231,549

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. 9,214,201

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. 9,350,373

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. 9,124,961

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. 9,420,599

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. 9,445,431

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. 9,414,058

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. 9,473,906

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. 9,413,444

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. 9,252,931

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. 9,172,408

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. 9,554,407

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. 9,158,880

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. 9,065,509

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. 9,312,846

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. 9,118,371

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. 9,143,820

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. 9,094,776

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. 9,220,103

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. 9,071,478

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. 9,379,079

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. 9,185,682

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. 9,137,775

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. 9,537,497

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. 9,322,923

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. 9,247,032

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. 9,137,458

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. 9,125,166

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. 9,554,453

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. 9,288,012

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. 9,231,839

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. 9,408,149

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. 9,282,562

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. 9,256,245

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. 9,160,830

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. 9,288,487

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. 9,154,083

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. 9,137,804

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. 9,300,305

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. 9,565,715

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. 9,560,276

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. 9,264,967

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. 9,137,841

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. 9,373,526

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. 9,408,139

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. 9,198,281

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. 9,161,041

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. 9,264,729

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. 9,154,152

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. 9,344,306

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. 9,122,616

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. 9,270,692

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. 9,288,774

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. 9,077,965

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. 9,497,799

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. 9,072,110

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. 9,729,776

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. 9,609,749

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. 9,282,457

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. 9,298,869

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. 9,123,558

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. 9,252,499

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. 9,373,176

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. 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. 9,282,523

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. 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. 9,237,523

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. 9,536,833

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. 9,913,365

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. 9,331,569

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. 9,949,360

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. 9,264,914

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. 9,357,421

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. 9,298,199

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. 9,204,581

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. 9,203,423

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. 9,356,707

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. 9,717,055

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. 9,425,098

RADIO-FREQUENCY DEVICE PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

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. 9,263,993

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. 9,554,342

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. 9,280,803

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. 9,252,730

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. 9,207,646

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ESTIMATING/CALIBRATING TDC GAIN

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

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. 9,210,636

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. 9,191,004

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

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

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. 9,504,092

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

MediaTek Inc., Hsin-Chu ...

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. 9,269,653

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

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

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. 9,160,353

PHASE FREQUENCY DETECTOR AND CHARGE PUMP FOR PHASE LOCK LOOP FAST-LOCKING

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A phase frequency detector comprising:
a delay element, configured to provide a plurality of delayed reference pulses that are each in response to a reference clock
signal and within a period of the reference clock signal;

a feedback divider element, configured to provide a plurality of divided clock pulses in response to an input clock signal
and a divider input;

a first gated core circuit configured to provide a plurality of up pulses and a plurality of down pulses to other circuitry
in response to the plurality of delayed reference pulses and the plurality of divided clock pulses; and

a second gated core circuit, configured to provide the plurality of up pulses and the plurality of down pulses to the other
circuitry in response to the reference clock signal and the plurality of divided clock pulses.

US Pat. No. 9,490,808

SENSING CIRCUIT

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A sensing circuit, comprising:
a delay chain, comprising:
a first delay unit, generating a first delay signal according to an input signal and a reset signal;
a first cascading switch, selectively passing the first delay signal according to a control signal; and
a first feedback switch, selectively forming a feedback path of the first delay unit according to a second control signal,
wherein the second control signal is the inverse of the control signal; and

a decoder, generating an output signal according to the first delay signal.

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. 9,450,658

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING EXTRA SPATIAL LAYERS OVER THE WIRELESS CHANNEL

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:
(a) receiving channel state information (CSI) from a user equipment (UE) by a base station in a mobile communication network,
wherein the CSI comprises a rank indicator indicating a channel rank and a precoding matrix indicator indicating an original
precoding matrix;

(b) determining a number of spatial layers that is more than the channel rank;
(c) appending additional precoding vectors in the original precoding matrix to form a new precoding matrix; and
(d) transmitting data over the spatial layers using the new precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,331,387

WIDEBAND ANTENNA

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

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.

US Pat. No. 9,269,664

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH THROUGH SILICON VIA INTERCONNECT AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A semiconductor package with a through silicon via (TSV) interconnect, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a through hole formed through the semiconductor substrate;
a TSV interconnect disposed in the through hole;
a conductive layer disposed lining a sidewall of the through hole, surrounding the TSV interconnect;
a guard ring doped region disposed in the semiconductor substrate, surrounding the sidewall of the through hole, wherein the
guard ring doped region is coupled to a ground terminal;

a well region disposed in the semiconductor substrate, wherein a boundary of the guard ring doped region is formed within
the well region; and

an isolation region disposed on the well region, between the sidewall of the through hole and the guard ring doped region,
wherein the conductive layer is connected to a bottom of the isolation region.

US Pat. No. 9,160,462

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

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

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. 9,355,613

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. 9,137,842

METHODS OF UE PROVIDING SPEED INFORMATION TO NETWORK

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), comprising:
obtaining speed information of the UE in a mobile communication network, wherein the speed information is taken from a speed
group comprising a physical speed, a physical speed mapped on a pre-defined speed group, and a virtual speed;

setting a prohibit timer when speed information is sent to the network by the UE;
detecting a trigger event, wherein the trigger event is taken from a triggering group comprising one of the UE changing from
RRC_IDLE state to RRC_CONNECTED state and the UE detecting a background traffic mode in RRC_CONNECTED state, and wherein the
background traffic mode is detected when detecting at least one of conditions comprising detecting a specific background application,
activating of UE screen power saving, and detecting no interaction from users; and

providing the speed information to the network by one or more predefined means when the prohibit timer expired and a sending
condition is met, and wherein the sending condition comprises at least one of the trigger event is detected, and a speed exceeds
a speed threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,357,500

POWER MANAGEMENT FOR MULTI-CARRIER TRANSMISSION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of power management for a mobile station in a multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:
establishing a primary connection between the mobile station and a base station by performing initial ranging to adjust power
over a primary radio frequency (RF) carrier;

performing open-loop power control and thereby obtaining long-term link measurement of the primary RF carrier;
establishing a secondary connection between the mobile station and the base station over a secondary RF carrier, wherein the
mobile station does not perform open-loop power control over the secondary RF carrier; and

performing close-loop power control and thereby adjusting transmission power over an activated RF carrier only when the activated
RF carrier conveys on-going data transmission, wherein the activated RF carrier comprises at least one of the primary RF carrier
and the secondary RF carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,288,715

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF PACKET TRANSMISSION IN A MULTI-USER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method utilized in a wireless communication system for transmitting and receiving a multi-user packet which comprises
a plurality of user packets, the communication system including a transmitter and a receiver with a plurality of users in
communication therewith, the method comprising:
determining a lowest coding rate of a coding scheme for de-puncturing at least one user packet of the plurality of user packets
by using decode signal field information including a user packet length; and

deriving a coding rate for the efficient transmission of the at least one user packet from a standard coding rate by de-puncturing
bits in the at least one user packet to extend the user packet length.

US Pat. No. 9,280,188

THERMAL CONTROL METHOD AND THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

19. A thermal control system for an integrated circuit in an electronic device, comprising:
a detecting unit, for detecting a temperature variance of a component of the electronic device to generate a detecting result;
and

a determining unit, coupled to the detecting unit, for determining a temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit
as a throttling point according to the detecting result;

wherein the function of detecting the temperature variance of the component of the electronic device to generate the detecting
result comprises:

detecting a current temperature value of the component;
determining an initial temperature value of the component; and
comparing the current temperature value with the initial temperature value of the component to generate the detecting result;
wherein the function of determining the temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit according to the detecting
result comprises:

if the detecting result shows the temperature variance is lower than a predetermined temperature value, then utilizing a predetermined
temperature threshold value as the temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit; and

if the detecting result shows the temperature variance is not lower than the predetermined temperature value, then determining
a second temperature threshold value as the temperature threshold value for the integrated circuit, wherein the second temperature
threshold value is lower than the predetermined temperature threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,272,851

MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS FOR UPLINK LINK COVERAGE

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method, comprising:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection by a base station with a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication
network, wherein the base station is involved in Minimization of Drive Test measurements and logging;

receiving a power headroom report (PHR) corresponding to a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) from the UE;
performing uplink measurements of a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) allocated in the PUSCH corresponding to the PHR,
wherein the uplink measurements also involves measuring an uplink received interference power (RIP) associated with the PUSCH
corresponding to the PHR;

reporting uplink measurement results of the PUSCH associated with the PHR and corresponding physical resource block (PRB)
indices of the PUSCH corresponding to the PHR to an MDT server for determining uplink coverage.

US Pat. No. 9,385,683

DIPLEXER AND TRANSCEIVER THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A diplexer, for coupling a first radio frequency (RF) signal corresponding to a first carrier frequency and a second RF
signal corresponding to a second carrier frequency, the diplexer comprising:
a first port arranged to couple the first RF signal;
a second port arranged to couple the second RF signal;
a third port capable of connecting an antenna;
a first impedance circuit coupled to the first port and the third port; and
a second impedance circuit coupled to the second port and the third port,
wherein the second impedance circuit comprises:
a first parallel inductor-capacitor resonant circuit coupled to the second port;
a second parallel inductor-capacitor resonant circuit magnetically connected to the first parallel inductor-capacitor resonant
circuit; and

a third parallel inductor-capacitor resonant circuit coupled to the third port and magnetically connected to the second parallel
inductor-capacitor resonant circuit;

wherein the first impedance circuit provides a first open-circuit impedance against the second RF signal, and the second impedance
circuit provides a second open-circuit impedance against the first RF signal;

wherein the first impedance circuit and the second impedance circuit form a connection to ground when direct currents enter
one of the first port and the second port.

US Pat. No. 9,362,052

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH FLOATING METAL RINGS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

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. 9,313,709

METHODS FOR CALL MANAGEMENT WITH MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY CARDS AND APPARATUSES USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for call management, performed by a processing unit of a UE (user equipment), wherein the UE is equipped with
a first subscriber identity card and a second subscriber identity card, which share a radio resource, comprising:
providing a first PS (packet-switched) service for the first subscriber identity card;
handing over packet data transmission and reception to a second PS service with the second subscriber identity card from the
first PS service after receiving a call request requesting a CS (circuit-switched) service with the second subscriber identity
card,

wherein the handing-over step further comprises:
performing a NAT (network address transition) after receiving the call request wherein the NAT replaces a destination address
of an incoming packet with a first address corresponding to the first SIM and replaces a source address of a outputting packet
with a second address corresponding to the second SIM; and

canceling the NAT after the second PS service is released, and maintaining the NAT when the first services is terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,246,535

TRANSMIT RECEIVE FRONT END

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A transmit-receive (TR) front end, comprising:
a low-noise amplifier (LNA);
a power amplifier (PA);
a transformer, coupled to the PA, for increasing a voltage swing and a power transmission of the PA; and
a TR switch, coupled to the transformer at a first end and coupled to the LNA at a second end, wherein the second end is capable
of being coupled to an antenna;

wherein the LNA is single ended and there is no transformer between the LNA and the TR switch.

US Pat. No. 9,125,197

METHODS FOR PHYSICAL LAYER MULTI-POINT CARRIER AGGREGATION AND MULTI-POINT FEEDBACK CONFIGURATION

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method, comprising:
receiving an upper layer configuration, wherein a first UE-ID is associated with a first group of downlink (DL) and uplink
(UL) component carriers and a second UE-ID is associated with a second group of DL and UL component carriers;

receiving downlink control information via one or more downlink control channels on one or more DL component carriers, wherein
a first component carrier connecting to a first base station with the first UE-ID is scheduled by a second DL component carrier
connecting to a second base station with the second UE-ID; and

decoding the downlink control information using the first UE-ID and the second UE-ID.

US Pat. No. 9,462,528

METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN A DEVICE WITH CO-EXISTENCE RADIO

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method comprising:
serving a user equipment (UE) over a serving cell by a serving base station in a wireless communication system;
obtaining UE capability information that indicates in-device coexistence (IDC) capability of the UE, wherein the existence
of a coexisting radio device is indicated by the UE capability information;

forwarding IDC information to a target base station, wherein the IDC information comprises at least the UE capability information;
and

handing over the UE to a cell in another frequency that is away from a serving frequency of the serving cell if the serving
frequency is near the frequency of the coexisting radio device.

US Pat. No. 9,319,314

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING LINK-TAIL OF LINK LIST TO STORE DATA PATTERN WHICH IS INDICATIVE OF END OF LINK LIST AND AUXILIARY INFORMATION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A link list processing apparatus, comprising:
a storage device; and
a link list controller, arranged to set link list information and write the link list information into the storage device
to create a link list in the storage device;

wherein the link list comprises a plurality of nodes each having a next node address field, the link list information includes
a data pattern configured to indicate an end of the link list as well as auxiliary information, and the link list controller
stores the data pattern into the next node address field of a link-tail node of the link list.

US Pat. No. 9,241,058

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:
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. 9,232,466

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION OF A COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS IN AN AP MODE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) signal processing device, for transmitting and receiving an RF signal and processing the RF signal
in accordance with a predetermined protocol to generate a first signal;

a baseband signal processing device, coupled to the RF signal processing device, for processing the first signal; and
an access control module, for controlling operations of the communications apparatus in at least a station mode and an access
point (AP) mode,

wherein in the AP mode, the communications apparatus is operative to provide a network access service for one or more peer
device(s) associated therewith, and

wherein the access control module issues a first indication signal and a second indication signal under the AP mode so that
the RF signal processing device and/or the baseband signal processing device are switched between a first power level and
a second power level in the AP mode;

wherein a duration of an switching cycle from the first power level to the second power level of the RF signal processing
device and the baseband signal processing device is shorter than a duration of transmitting one physical layer convergence
procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU).

US Pat. No. 9,195,286

METHOD FOR PERFORMING POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

13. An apparatus for performing power consumption control, the apparatus comprising at least one portion of an electronic
device, the apparatus comprising:
a processor, for performing a plurality of functions within the electronic device;
a current sensing circuit, coupled to a battery, capable of sensing at least one current on at least one current path between
the battery and at least one portion of the electronic device by performing sampling operations to generate a plurality of
samples; and

a control module, coupled between the current sensing circuit and the processor, capable of performing calculation on the
samples to monitor the current, wherein based upon the calculation, when it is detected that the current reaches a predetermined
threshold, the control module is capable of triggering a post processing operation by generating a signal to the processor
for interrupting at least one of the functions performed within the electronic device;

wherein the current sending circuit and the control module are activated when the processor is in a sleep mode.

US Pat. No. 9,883,591

MICROELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING IMPROVED POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

9. A microelectronic system, comprising:
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;

a power net in the top conductive layer, said power net comprising a plurality of power ball pads arranged and interconnected
in a comb-shaped pattern; and

a ground net disposed being in close proximity to said power net and coupled to said power net in an interdigitated fashion,
wherein said ground net comprises a plurality of ground ball pads arranged and interconnected in an inverted comb-shaped pattern
so that said ground net is interdigitated with said power net; and

a semiconductor package mounted on the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,473,195

PHASE-ARRAYED TRANSCEIVER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A phase-arrayed transceiver, comprising:
a plurality of antennas;
a plurality of transceiving elements, respectively coupled to the plurality of antennas, respectively;
a signal processing block; and
a first distributed network, coupled between the signal processing block and the transceiving elements, wherein the first
distributed network comprises a first coupler connecting to the signal processing block, and for transferring signals between
the signal processing block and at least two of the transceiving elements;

wherein the plurality of transceiving elements, the signal processing block, and the first distributed network are configured
as a single chip, and a first transceiving path between one of the plurality of transceiving elements and the signal processing
block and a second transceiving path between another of the plurality of transceiving elements and the signal processing block
share at least partial signal traces of the first distributed network, wherein each of the first transceiving path and the
second transceiving path is a bidirectional communication path.

US Pat. No. 9,252,068

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:
a circuit board, having opposing first and second surfaces;
a semiconductor chip, formed over a center portion of the first surface of the circuit board, having a first cross sectional
dimension;

a spacer, formed over a center portion of the semiconductor chip, having a second cross sectional dimension that is less than
the first cross sectional dimension;

a non-planar shaped heat spreading layer, formed over the spacer, comprising a planar portion covering a top surface of the
spacer and a plurality of sloped portions respectively connecting an end of the planar portion with a portion of the circuit
board;

an encapsulant layer, formed, over the circuit board, filling spaces between the non-planar shaped heat spreading layer and
the circuit board and covering a top surface of the plurality of sloped portions of the non-planar shaped heat spreading layer;
and

a plurality of solder balls, formed over the second surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,207,918

FIRMWARE EXTENSION METHOD AND FIRMWARE BUILDER

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A firmware extension method executed by a processor inan embedded system, comprising:
providing a baseline firmware image and a header file associated with the baseline firmware image;
generating an extension firmware image based on the header file, comprising one or more extended functions;
generating a callback table comprising pointers pointing to entries of the extended functions in the extension firmware image;
and

providing memory allocation parameters comprising a base address where the extension firmware image starts; and
merging the baseline firmware image, the extension firmware image and the callback table to generate a merged firmware image
based on the memory allocation parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,128,708

POWER SAVING METHOD AND SYSTEM APPLIED IN OPTICAL DISK DRIVE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A power saving system of an optical disk drive, comprising:
a first set of circuits, which are powered up when the optical disk drive is operating at a first operation rate;
a second set of circuits, which are not used when the optical disk drive is operating at the first operation rate; and
a power controlling unit, coupling to the first set of circuits and the second set of circuits, for powering up the first
set of circuits according to the first operation rate of the optical disk drive and powering down the second set of circuits;

wherein the first set of circuits comprise a high speed analog front end, and the second set of circuits comprises a low speed
analog front end.

US Pat. No. 9,128,865

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PARITY CHECK FUNCTION OF CONTENT ADDRESSABLE MEMORY DEVICE SUPPORTING PARTIAL WRITE OPERATION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for managing data stored in a content addressable memory (CAM) device, comprising:
performing a partial write operation to overwrite only a portion of write data stored in an entry of the CAM device by partial
write data to store updated write data in the entry of the CAM device, wherein the updated write data in the entry of the
CAM device includes non-overwritten bits of the write data and bits of the partial write data; and

updating a parity flag by a first value to indicate that parity data corresponding to the entry of the CAM device is invalid,
and referring to the parity flag for selectively performing parity check upon the write data read from the entry of the CAM
device according to the parity data corresponding to the entry of the CAM device, wherein the parity data is generated by
parity calculation.

US Pat. No. 9,124,345

IF PROCESS ENGINE AND RECEIVER HAVING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR REMOVING IF CARRIERS USED THEREIN

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An intermediate frequency (IF) process engine for a GNSS receiver, comprising:
a local oscillator part for generating a plurality of carriers with different frequencies;
an IF down-converter for respectively mixing IF signals with the carriers generated by the local oscillator part to generate
IF removed signal segments;

a time division multiplex (TDM) controller for scheduling the respective mixing operations of the IF down-converter; and
a buffer for storing the IF removed signal segments generated by the IF down-converter.

US Pat. No. 9,098,887

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 each of the color channel bit-stream segments has a same predetermined size; and

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

US Pat. No. 9,503,760

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYMBOL BINARIZATION AND DE-BINARIZATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of binarizing an input symbol using a hybrid Truncated Rice/k-th order exp-Golomb binarization scheme with a Rice
Parameter, comprising:
determining a threshold;
comparing the input symbol with the threshold;
constructing a codeword using a Truncated Rice (TR) binarization process for the input symbol when a comparison result belongs
to a first type of comparison result; and

constructing a codeword with an initial prefix and a suffix for the input symbol when the comparison result belongs to a second
type of comparison result;

wherein the suffix is constructed using an exp-Golomb binarization process.

US Pat. No. 9,461,660

DIGITALLY-CORRECTED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a nonlinearity generator that generates one or more nonlinear characteristics of a time varying input signal and that causes
unwanted signal components at frequencies other than a frequency of the time varying input signal;

a frequency response modifier coupled to the nonlinearity generator that modifies the unwanted signal components by altering
an amplitude of the unwanted signal components;

a frequency response compensator coupled to the frequency response modifier, wherein the frequency response compensator compensates
for the modification introduced by the frequency response modifier and provides a filtered digital signal; and

an inverse nonlinearity generator coupled to the frequency response compensator for receiving the filtered digital signal,
wherein the inverse nonlinearity generator compensates for the one or more nonlinear characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,307,239

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERIVATION OF MOTION VECTOR CANDIDATE AND MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION CANDIDATE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of deriving a motion vector predictor (MVP) for a motion, vector (MV) of a current block in Inter, or Merge, or
Skip mode, the method being executed by a processor and comprising:
receiving motion vectors (MVs) associated with reference blocks of the current block, wherein the reference blocks comprise
at least one neighboring reference block of the current block;

determining a spatial search set, wherein the spatial search set comprises at least two spatial search MVs with spatial priorities
for the at least one neighboring reference block, wherein said at least two spatial search MVs for the at least one neighboring
reference block are configured into spatial search MV groups, and wherein each of the spatial search MV groups consists of
at least one of said at least two spatial search MVs for the at least one neighboring reference block;

determining whether a first available spatial MV exists for each of the spatial search MV groups according to a spatial search
order for the spatial search MV groups, wherein said determining whether a first available spatial MV exists moves to a next
spatial search MV group if the first available spatial MV does not exist; and

providing the first available spatial MV as a spatial MVP for the current block,
wherein a process of redundancy check is performed after the spatial MVP and at least another MVP are derived.

US Pat. No. 9,171,639

EFUSE MACRO

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An eFuse macro, comprising:
at least one fuse unit, comprising:
a first common node providing a first reference voltage;
a second common node providing a second reference voltage;
at least one fuse coupled to the first common node; and
a determining unit coupled between the fuse and the second common node,
wherein the determining unit comprises:
a first switch and a second switch, wherein the fuse is coupled between the first common node and the first switch;
a first resistor unit and a second resistor unit coupled to the second common node, respectively, wherein the second resistor
unit has a resistance higher than that of the first resistor unit, and the fuse is selectively coupled to the first resistor
unit or the second resistor unit via the first switch; and

an output unit having an input terminal selectively coupled to the first resistor unit or the second resistor unit via the
second switch, and detecting a voltage received by the input terminal to generate the output signal indicating whether the
fuse is blown or not according to a first condition in the normal mode and a second condition in the test mode.

US Pat. No. 9,077,320

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING OFFSET ADJUSTMENT UPON DYNAMIC COMPARATOR

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. An offset adjustment method of a dynamic comparator, comprising:
detecting whether a comparator offset possessed by the dynamic comparator is deviated from a target offset setting, and accordingly
generating a detection result, wherein the step of detecting whether the comparator offset possessed by the dynamic comparator
is deviated from the target offset setting comprises:

monitoring a comparison output of a replica comparator to generate the detection result; and
adjusting a voltage setting of at least one input received by the dynamic comparator when the detection result indicates that
the comparator offset is deviated from the target offset setting;

wherein the dynamic comparator receives an input signal to be compared with the comparator offset; and the step of adjusting
the voltage setting of the at least one input comprises:

adjusting the voltage setting of the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,503,052

FREQUENCY SELECTIVE CIRCUIT

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A frequency selective circuit, comprising:
a first transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal;
an impedance element coupled between the first terminal and the control terminal of the first transistor;
a first capacitive element coupled to the first terminal of the first transistor;
a second capacitive element coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor; and
a second transistor comprising a first terminal, a second terminal and a control terminal, the control terminal of the second
transistor being coupled to the control terminal of the first transistor;

wherein the impedance element comprises a resistive element and an inductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,374,046

CURRENT AMPLIFIER AND TRANSMITTER USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

11. A current amplifier, comprising:
a first-first transistor, having a gate coupled to a positive output terminal of a former-stage circuit, a drain coupled to
a first current source, and a source biased at a constant voltage level;

a first-second transistor, having a gate coupled to the first current source and having a source and a drain;
a first-first impedance circuit, coupled between the gate of the first-first transistor and the source of the first-second
transistor;

a first-second impedance circuit, coupled between the source of the first-second transistor and a ground terminal,
a second-first transistor, having a gate coupled to a negative output terminal of the former-stage circuit, a drain coupled
to a second current source, and a source biased at the constant voltage level;

a second-second transistor, having a gate coupled to the second current source and having a source and a drain;
a second-first impedance circuit, coupled between the gate of the second-first transistor and the source of the second-second
transistor;

a second-second impedance circuit, coupled between the source of the second-second transistor and the ground terminal,
wherein the current amplifier receives a positive input current and a negative input current from the former-stage circuit
at the gate of the first-first transistor and the gate of the second-first transistor, respectively, and generates a negative
output current and a positive output current at the drain of the first-second transistor and the drain of the second-first
transistor, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,363,887

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION CONTROL

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An apparatus for performing communication control, the apparatus comprising at least one portion of an electronic device,
the apparatus comprising:
a control module implemented with at least one integrated circuit (IC) whose package comprises a plurality of sets of terminals,
each set of the plurality of sets of terminals corresponding to one of a plurality of sub-modules of the control module, wherein
within the sets of terminals, a set of terminals corresponding to a specific sub-module of the sub-modules comprise a power-input
terminal arranged to input power from outside the control module, and the control module comprises:

a power distribution system comprising at least one power distribution wire, wherein the power distribution system is arranged
to distribute the power to the specific sub-module and at least one other sub-module of the sub-modules, and the at least
one power distribution wire is electrically connected to the power-input terminal; and

an ancillary circuit implemented with a printed circuit board (PCB), the PCB comprising a plurality of contact pads arranged
within a contact pad area on the PCB, the contact pad area including a plurality of sub-areas respectively corresponding to
the sets of terminals, wherein within the plurality of contact pads, those arranged within one of the sub-areas are utilized
for electrically connecting one set of the sets of terminals to the ancillary circuit, and the contact pads comprise:

a power-input contact pad, positioned within a specific sub-area of the sub-areas, arranged to electrically connect the power-input
terminal to the ancillary circuit, wherein the power-input contact pad is not electrically connected to any non-dummy contact
pad within an sub-area corresponding to a set of terminals corresponding to the at least one other sub-module.

US Pat. No. 9,336,170

UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE AND CHARGING AND ENUMERATION METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A universal serial bus (USB) device, comprising:
a core circuit, having a first pin and a second pin, the core circuit having an input impedance looking into the core circuit
from the first pin and the second pin; and

a charging control circuit, coupled to the core circuit, comprising:
a voltage source, arranged for selectively coupling to one of the first pin and the second pin according to a switch control
signal;
wherein the input impedance of the core circuit is configured to make the voltage source substantially intact when the voltage
source is coupled to one of the first pin and the second pin, and the input impedance is configurable according to the switch
control signal;wherein the USB device is further coupled to an external charger and a battery device; and when the USB device is under a
dead battery condition, the external charger provides a first supply voltage to the battery device to charge the battery device
to make the battery device generate a battery output voltage, and the core circuit is arranged to be powered up by a second
supply voltage derived from the battery output voltage generated by the battery device, rather than derived from the first
supply voltage; and the switch control signal is generated in response to the second supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,300,264

RECEIVER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF PERFORMING OPERATIONS OF RECEIVER

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A receiver arrangement comprising:
a LNA-mixer arrangement that receives a plurality of input signals and provides a wide-band input match for a specified frequency
range of operation, the LNA-mixer arrangement includes a plurality of LNA structures and a plurality of mixer structures,
the LNA-mixer arrangement outputs at least a first signal;

a current buffer arrangement that receives the first signal and reduces the Image Rejection (IR) asymmetry between the high
frequency portion and the low frequency portion of the first signal as well as provides a gain to the first signal, wherein
the current buffer arrangement outputs at least a second signal; and

an analog filter arrangement that receives the second signal and perform filtering and calibration.

US Pat. No. 9,130,605

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COEXISTENCE BETWEEN PLURALITY OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS MODULES SHARING SINGLE ANTENNA

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A system for the coexistence between a plurality of wireless communications modules sharing an antenna, comprising:
at least one wireless communications chipset, comprising:
a first wireless communications module configured to transmit and receive first wireless signals via a first transceivinq
path and a second transceivinq path, wherein the first transceiving path includes a first transmitting path for transmitting
the first wireless signals from the first wireless communications module to the antenna and a first receiving path for receiving
the first wireless signals from the antenna to the first wireless communications module; and

a second wireless communications module configured to transmit and receive second wireless signals; and
a path selection circuit configured to connect the first wireless communications module to the antenna selectively via one
of the first transceiving path and the second transceiving path respectively for transmitting or receiving the first wireless
signals from or to the first wireless communications module according to transceiving statuses of the first wireless signals
and the second wireless signals being transmitted to or received from the second wireless communications module, wherein a
signal passing through the first transceiving path has less signal loss than passing through the second transceiving path,
and the first transceiving path including the first receiving path and the first transmitting path shares an input/output
(I/O) port of the wireless communications chipset with the second wireless communications module.

US Pat. No. 9,122,346

METHODS FOR INPUT-OUTPUT CALIBRATION AND IMAGE RENDERING

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

6. A method performed by a processing unit connected to an output device and an input device, wherein the output device and
the input device correspond to an output device coordinate system and an input device coordinate system, respectively, the
method comprising:
determining the relationship between the output device coordinate system and the input device coordinate system, wherein the
step of determining the relationship between the output device coordinate system and the input device coordinate system comprises:
using the input device to derive a plurality of lines in the input device coordinate system for M calibration points by sensing
a viewer specifying the M calibration points' positions, wherein the plurality of lines are between the M calibration points
and the viewer's different positions, and M is a positive integer equal to or larger than three; deriving the M calibration
points' coordinates in the input device coordinate system according to the plurality of lines; and using the M calibration
points' coordinates in the output device coordinate system and coordinates in the input device coordinate system to derive
the relationship between the output device coordinate system and the input device coordinate system;

deriving an object's spatial information with respect to the input device coordinate system by using the input device to sense
the object; and

deriving the object's spatial information with respect to the output device coordinate system based on the spatial information
of the object with respect to the input device coordinate system and the relationship between the output device coordinate
system and the input device coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 9,106,240

MULTIPLYING DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER AND PIPELINE ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A multiplying digital-to-analog converter, comprising:
an operational amplifier; and
a first set of capacitors, coupled in parallel between a first analog input of the multiplying digital-to-analog converter
and a first input terminal of the operational amplifier in a sampling phase of the multiplying digital-to-analog converter,
and including active capacitors coupling the first input terminal of the operational amplifier to a first enhanced reference
voltage or a common mode terminal in accordance with first digital bits in an amplifying phase of the multiplying digital-to-analog
converter, and including a feedback capacitor coupling the first input terminal of the operational amplifier to a first output
terminal of the operational amplifier in the amplifying phase,

wherein:
the first digital bits are generated from a first analog-to-digital converter;
the first set of capacitors contains M capacitor cells, where M is a number;
the feedback capacitor between the first set of capacitors contains at most M/(2n) capacitor cells, where n is a number of effective bits provided by the first analog-to-digital converter; and

a voltage difference between the first enhanced reference voltage and a second enhanced reference voltage is greater than
0.5·Vi_pp, where Vi_pp is a peak-to-peak differential voltage value of an analog signal formed between the first analog input
and a second analog input of the multiplying digital-to-analog converter, the second enhanced reference voltage and the second
analog input are provided for a second input terminal of the operational amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,094,034

DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTING SYSTEM AND DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTING METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A digital to analog converting system, comprising:
a first data converting circuit, for receiving a first digital data stream transmitted at a first clock frequency, for converting
the first digital data stream to a plurality of second digital data streams transmitted at a second clock frequency, and for
outputting the second digital data streams in parallel;

a second data converting circuit, for receiving the second digital data streams from the first data converting circuit, and
for converting the second digital data streams to a third digital data stream transmitted at a third clock frequency; and

a first digital to analog converter, for converting the third digital data stream to a first output analog data stream;
wherein the second clock frequency is lower than the first clock frequency and the third clock frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,055,560

METHOD OF ENHANCED CONNECTION RECOVERY AND LOSS-LESS DATA RECOVERY

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method for enhanced connection recovery, the method comprising:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection by a user equipment (UE) with a serving base station in a mobile communication
network;

detecting a radio link failure (RLF) of the RRC connection with the serving base station;
transmitting an RRC reestablishment request message to a target base station after the RLF, wherein the RRC reestablishment
request message comprises a non-access stratum (NAS) service request for obtaining UE context information, wherein the NAS
service request is transmitted before performing a subsequent RRC connection setup procedure with the target base station;

receiving an RRC reestablishment reject message from the target base station in response to the RRC reestablishment request
message, wherein the RRC reestablishment reject message comprises an uplink resource grant;

performing the RRC connection setup with the target base station using the uplink resource grant; and
performing an RRC connection reconfiguration with the target base station after the RRC connection setup.

US Pat. No. 9,572,122

METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS TO ALIGN A FRAME BOUNDARY WITH A CELL AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) signal processing device, for processing a plurality of RF signals received from a cell and converting
the RF signals into a plurality of baseband signals; and

a baseband signal processing device, for processing the baseband signals based on a local time base after synchronization
between a timing of the local time base and a timing of the cell is completed,

wherein the baseband signal processing device further retrieves a predetermined synchronization signal from the baseband signals
and retrieves a predetermined reference signal, and adjusts the timing of the local time base based on the predetermined synchronization
signal and the predetermined reference signal to align a frame boundary of the local time base with a frame boundary of the
cell after a cell search procedure, and

wherein the predetermined synchronization signal is a primary synchronization signal or a secondary synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 9,507,601

APPARATUS FOR MUTUAL-TRANSPOSITION OF SCALAR AND VECTOR DATA SETS AND RELATED METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An apparatus for processing a plurality of data sets, wherein one data set of the plurality of data sets comprises N components
and has a data type of one of a scalar type and a vector type, wherein N is a positive integer number, the apparatus comprising:
a memory module, comprising N memory units configured to store the plurality of data sets; and
a data accessing module, configured to write the data set into the memory module according to a write data index corresponding
to the data set and one of a first writing mapping information and a second writing mapping information, wherein the first
writing mapping information is employed when the data type is the scalar type and the second writing mapping information is
employed when the data type is the vector type;

wherein when the data type is the scalar type, the data accessing module writes components of the data set into a same entry
of different memory units of the memory module according to the first writing mapping information and the write data index,
and when the data type is the vector type, the data accessing module writes the components of the data set into different
entries of the different memory units of the memory module according to the second writing mapping information and the write
data index;

wherein when the data set is of the scalar type, the N components of the data set are N image data components of N image data
variables, and the N image data components correspond to a same image data type; and when the data set is of the vector type,
the N components of the data set are N image data components of an image data variable, and the N image data components correspond
to different image data types respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,467,236

METHOD OF IN-DEVICE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR CELLULAR, BLUETOOTH, WIFI, AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS COEXISTENCE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a notification from a processor by a first radio transceiver, wherein the processor notifies a critical signaling
status of a second radio transceiver co-located with the first radio transceiver;

transmitting a coexistence indicator from the first radio transceiver to a base station to prevent the base station from sending
a false alarm and from triggering additional coexistence interference mitigation functions for the first radio transceiver
during a first period of time; and

stopping uplink transmission with the base station for a second period of time by the first radio transceiver and ignoring
uplink transmission opportunity granted to the first radio transceiver by the base station in response to the notification
of the critical signaling status of the second radio transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,450,630

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DISPLAYING MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARD SLOTS INFORMATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for displaying subscriber identity module (SIM) information for use in a device including M SIMs, comprising:
determining a set of predetermined rules;
acquiring statuses of the M SIMs corresponding to the set of predetermined rules; and
displaying information regarding N of the M SIMs on a display unit of the device according to the set of predetermined rules
determined by the device and the acquired statuses of the M SIMs, where N=1,

wherein the step of displaying information regarding N of the M SIMs on the display unit of the device according to the set
of predetermined rules and the acquired statuses of the M SIMs further comprises:

determining whether the status of a first SIMs of the M SIMs satisfies the set of predetermined rules;
determining to display the information of the first SIM when determining that the status of the first SIM does not satisfy
any of the set of predetermined rules; and

determining not to display the information of the first SIM when determining that the status of the first SIM satisfies one
of the set of predetermined rules.

US Pat. No. 9,258,752

METHODS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO PERFORM CELL MEASUREMENT ON A PREDETERMINED NEIGHBOR CELL AND FOR PING-PONG AVOIDANCE DURING CELL RESELECTION AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, camping on a serving cell, comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) signal processing device, processing a plurality of RF signals to generate a plurality of baseband
signals;

a baseband signal processing device, processing the baseband signals;
a memory device; and
a processor, determining whether a first predetermined threshold value related to cell reselection is greater than a second
predetermined threshold value related to cell measurement, and performing cell measurement on a predetermined neighbor cell
when the first predetermined threshold value is greater than the second predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,142,982

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CHARGING PORT DETECTION CONTROL

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for performing charging port detection control, the method being applied to an electronic device, a communication
port of the electronic device having a functionality of obtaining power from an external power source for the electronic device,
the method comprising the steps of:
detecting whether an output voltage level of a battery of the electronic device reaches a first predetermined threshold value;
and

when it is detected that the output voltage level of the battery is less than the first predetermined threshold value, obtaining
power from the external power source through a charger module of the electronic device to make the output voltage level of
the battery reach the first predetermined threshold value or to make a system voltage of the electronic device be larger than
a second predetermined threshold value, and then performing charging port detection on the communication port, wherein the
system voltage corresponds to a system power terminal providing a system power to a system circuit of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,473,147

FREQUENCY DIVIDING APPARATUS AND RELATED METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A frequency dividing apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of latching devices, arranged to selectively generate an output signal having a first oscillating frequency or
a second oscillating frequency different from the first oscillating frequency according to an input clock signal and a first
reset signal; and

a controlling device, arranged to generate the first reset signal at least according to a programming input signal;wherein the first reset signal is arranged to reset a first latching device in the plurality of latching devices to make the
plurality of latching devices to generate the output signal having the second oscillating frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,246,603

METHOD OF IN-DEVICE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION FOR CELLULAR, BLUETOOTH, WIFI, AND SATELLITE SYSTEMS COEXISTENCE

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
(a) receiving a notification from a processor by a first transceiver, wherein the processor notifies a critical signaling
status of a second transceiver co-located with the first transceiver;

(b) stopping an ongoing uplink transmission with a base station for a period of time by the first transceiver and ignoring
uplink transmission opportunity granted to the first transceiver by the base station in response to the notification of the
critical signaling status of the second transceiver; and

(c) transmitting a coexistence indicator from the first transceiver to the base station to prevent the base station from sending
a false alarm and from triggering additional coexistence interference mitigation functions for the first transceiver during
the period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,184,772

ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR RF FRONT END SIGNAL PROCESSING

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a circuit board, comprising a power amplifier footprint configured for mounting only one of a first power amplifier and a
second power amplifier thereon, wherein the power amplifier footprint comprises:

a first part, comprising a plurality of first I/O pads, wherein when the first power amplifier is mounted on the circuit board,
only the first I/O pads in the first part are directly coupled to the first power amplifier; and

a second part, comprising a plurality of second I/O pads, wherein when the second power amplifier is mounted on the circuit
board, both the first I/O pads in the first part and the second I/O pads in the second part are directly coupled to the second
power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,137,544

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERIVATION OF MV/MVP CANDIDATE FOR INTER/SKIP/MERGE MODES

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of deriving a motion vector predictor (MVP) for a motion vector (MV) of a current block of a current picture in
Inter, or Merge, or Skip mode, wherein the MV is associated with the current block and a corresponding block of a target reference
picture in a given reference list, the method comprising:
determining one or more co-located reference blocks including a bottom-right neighboring block of a co-located block;
determining the MVP for the current block based on one or more reference MVs (motion vectors) associated with said one or
more co-located reference blocks including the bottom-right neighboring block of the co-located block, wherein one reference
MV of the bottom-right neighboring block is used as the MVP if the bottom-right neighboring block is selected as a candidate
block; and

providing the MVP for the current block.

US Pat. No. 10,390,384

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING CIRCUIT SWITCH FALLBACK (CSFB) CALL SETUP TIME

MediaTek Inc., Hsinchu (...

8. A method for reducing Circuit Switch Fallback (CSFB) call setup time, which is executed by a mobile communication device, the method comprising:receiving, from a first network supporting only Packet-Switched (PS) services, a rejection message of a Tracking Area Updating (TAU) procedure which is initiated before receiving a request or paging for a CSFB-related call originated from or terminated to the mobile communication device, when the CSFB-related call is pending;
determining whether the rejection message of the TAU procedure comprises a rejection cause with a cause value of 9, 10 or 40 defined in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) specifications for a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based technology; and
in response to the rejection message of the TAU procedure comprising the rejection cause with the cause value of 9, 10 or 40 defined in 3GPP specifications for the LTE-based technology, selecting a second network supporting Circuit-Switched (CS) services to make the CSFB-related call without re-attaching to the first network.

US Pat. No. 9,554,351

METHOD FOR HANDLING RADIO ACTIVITIES OF MULTIPLE SIM CARDS EQUIPPED IN A COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising: a plurality of SIM cards; an RF signal processing circuitry, comprising two or
more RF signal processing circuits, wherein each RF signal processing circuit comprises one or more antennas and one or more
hardware elements to perform radio frequency conversion; and a controller circuitry, configured for dynamically determining
which SIM card to use which RF signal processing circuit for handling a radio activity of the SIM card according to priority
of a plurality of radio activities of the SIM cards and RF signal processing capability of the RF signal processing circuits,
wherein a number of the SIM cards is equal to or greater than a number of the RF signal processing circuits comprised in the
RF signal processing circuitry, wherein the two or more RF signal processing circuits comprise at least a first RF signal
processing circuit and a second RF signal processing circuit, the SIM cards comprise at least a first SIM card and a second
SIM card, wherein the communications apparatus further comprises: a first modem, configured for processing a plurality of
baseband signals and processing a plurality of communications procedures of the first SIM card; and a second modem, configured
for processing a plurality of baseband signals and processing a plurality of communications procedures of the second SIM card,
wherein the first modem provides information regarding a plurality of network-related parameters of a first wireless network
that the first SIM card associates with to the second modem, and wherein the second modem schedules a radio activity for performing
measurement in the first wireless network to obtain a measurement result according to the network-related parameters, performs
the radio activity via the second RF signal processing circuit to collect the measurement result when the first RF signal
processing circuit is dedicatedly used by the first SIM, and further provides the collected the measurement result to the
first modem.

US Pat. No. 9,229,093

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A LOCATION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AID OF INFORMATION CARRIED BY RESPONSES CORRESPONDING TO ONE BROADCAST REQUEST SENT TO MULTIPLE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A method for estimating a location of an electronic device, the method comprising the steps of:
sending a pre-association broadcast request frame by the electronic device to multiple responders in a wireless network system;
receiving a plurality of response frames corresponding to the pre-association broadcast request frame from the multiple responders;
and

performing a timing measurement according to information carried by the plurality of response frames for determining the location
of the electronic device, wherein one of the multiple responders sends a reference frame before the pre-association broadcast
request frame is sent, and the information carried by at least one of the plurality of response frames comprises time interval
information corresponding to at least one time interval starting from a time point when the reference frame is sent.

US Pat. No. 9,118,119

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND FEED-IN METHOD THEREOF

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:
a slot antenna, comprising a first feed-in terminal and a second feed-in terminal, wherein the first feed-in terminal is different
from the second feed-in terminal;

a radio-frequency (RF) signal processing module, for processing an RF signal transmitted or received by the slot antenna;
and

an RF signal diplexer, coupled between the slot antenna and the RF signal processing module, for splitting up the RF signal
into a first frequency component and a second frequency component during transmission, and synthesizing the first frequency
component and the second frequency component into the RF signal during reception, the RF signal diplexer comprising:

a first feed-in network, coupled between the first feed-in terminal of the slot antenna and the RF signal processing module,
for transmitting the first frequency component of the RF signal and attenuating the second frequency component of the RF signal;
and

a second feed-in network, coupled between the second feed-in terminal of the slot antenna and the RF signal processing module,
for attenuating the first frequency component of the RF signal and transmitting the second frequency component of the RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,118,891

VIDEO ENCODING SYSTEM AND METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A video processing method for a video image consisting of a plurality of units, the method comprising:
generating a plurality of information types of at least a first unit and a second unit neighbouring the first unit; and
storing the plurality of information types of the first unit in a first continuous address space in a buffer and storing the
plurality of information types of the second unit in a second continuous address space in the buffer, wherein the first continuous
address space is adjacent to the second continuous address space;

wherein the plurality of information types of the first and second units are required for coding a specific unit;
wherein the order of the stored plurality of information types of the first and second units is manipulated in each of the
first and second continuous address spaces.

US Pat. No. 9,100,885

WIRELESS MESSAGING METHOD AND MOBILE STATION

MEDIATEK INC., Science-B...

1. A wireless messaging method, comprising:
evaluating network conditions between a mobile station and a base station to generate an indication signal when a message
is transmitted while a first handover occurs; and

re-transmitting the message transmitted in the evaluating network conditions step according to the indication signal,wherein the step of re-transmitting the message according to the indication signal comprises:
determining if the first handover is accomplished;
when the first handover is accomplished, determining if the message is transmitted successfully;
evaluating a probability of occurrence of a second handover according to the indication signal when the message is not transmitted
successfully; and
re-transmitting the message according to the probability of occurrence of the second handover;wherein the step of evaluating the probability of occurrence of the second handover comprises:
determining if power of a signal received from a current base station is greater than a predetermined power threshold; and
when the power of the signal received from the current base station is greater than the predetermined power threshold, determining
that the probability of occurrence of the second handover is lower than a criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,504,085

METHODS FOR ONE RADIO MODULE TO LISTEN TO PAGING SIGNALS WITHOUT BREAKING THE DATA TRANSMISSION OF THE OTHER RADIO MODULE OPERATING IN THE CONNECTED MODE AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:
a first radio module, communicating with a first wireless network to provide wireless communications services in compliance
with a first radio access technology (RAT);

a second radio module, communicating with a second wireless network to provide wireless communications services in compliance
with a second RAT; and

at least two antennas, shared by the first radio module and the second radio module for transmitting and receiving radio frequency
(RF) signals to and from an air interface,

wherein when the first radio module operates in a connected mode with Discontinuous Reception (DRX), when a first DRX cycle
duration of the first radio module in the connected mode is not longer than a second DRX cycle duration of the second radio
module and when the timing of the first radio module performing a first receiving activity coincides with the timing of the
second radio module performing a second receiving activity, the first radio module reports a value which is not bigger than
number of the remaining antennas for a Rank Indicator (RI) to the first wireless network at least once before the second radio
module perform is to the second receiving activity, and then the second radio module uses one of the antennas to sureperform
the second receiving activity.

US Pat. No. 9,078,275

BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY AND LTE COEXISTENCE ENHANCEMENTS

MEDIATEK INC., (TW)

1. A method comprising:
obtaining traffic pattern information of a long term evolution (LTE) radio module by a collocated Bluetooth low energy (BLE)
radio module;

selecting a connection interval to align a BLE connection event with a frame timing of the collocated LTE radio module;
receiving a data packet needs to be transmitted by the BLE radio module; and
adding padding bytes to the data packet such that the corresponding BLE data transmission and following data reception do
not interfere or be interfered by the collocated LTE radio module.

US Pat. No. 9,504,082

METHOD OF ENHANCED CONNECTION RECOVERY AND LOSS-LESS DATA RECOVERY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for enhanced connection recovery, the method comprising:
receiving a radio resource control (RRC) reestablishment request message from a user equipment (UE) by a target base station
in a mobile wireless communication network, wherein a serving base station information is received in the request message;

transmitting an X2 radio link failure (RLF) indication to the serving base station, wherein the X2 RLF indication comprises
a UE context request and a data forwarding request;

receiving an X2 handover (HO) request message from the serving base station after transmitting the X2 RLF indication, wherein
the X2 HO request message comprises UE context information, packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) serial number (SN) status
transfer, and forwarded U-plane data;

transmitting a response message for RRC reestablishment to the UE after successfully receiving the UE context information;
and

triggering the UE to resume a signaling radio bearer (SRB) and a security mode for the RRC reestablishment based on the UE
context information in the X2 HO request message.

US Pat. No. 9,131,602

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR MOBILE PLATFORMS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A printed circuit board for mobile platforms, comprising:
a core substrate having a first side;
a ground plane fully covering on the first side;
a first insulating layer covering the ground plane;
a plurality of first signal traces and a plurality of first ground traces, alternatively arranged on the first insulating
layer;

a second insulating layer connecting to the first insulating layer; and
a plurality of second signal traces separated from each other, disposed on the second insulating layer, wherein the second
signal traces are disposed directly on spaces between the first signal traces and the first ground traces adjacent thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,467,160

FLASH ADC WITH INTERPOLATORS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An analog-to-digital converter, comprising:
a plurality of pre-amplifiers, each receiving a pair of differential analog signals, a first reference voltage corresponding
to one of the differential analog signals and a second reference voltage corresponding to another of the differential analog
signals, and amplifying difference between the pair of differential analog signals and the first and second reference voltages
to provide a pair of differential outputs, wherein the first reference voltage is different from the second reference voltage;

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;

a plurality of interpolators, each providing an interpolating signal according to the first and second comparing signals of
two of the dynamic comparators; and

an encoder, providing a digital output according to the interpolating signals,
wherein the first and second comparing signals are the same in a reset phase, and the first and second comparing signals are
complementary according to the pair of differential outputs of the corresponding pre-amplifier in an evaluation phase,

wherein the dynamic comparator comprises:
a transconductance (Gm) stage unit, having a first input terminal for receiving one output among the pair of differential
outputs of the corresponding pre-amplifier, a second input terminal for receiving another output among the pair of differential
outputs of the corresponding pre-amplifier, a first output terminal for providing the first comparing signal, a second output
terminal for providing the second comparing signal, and a command terminal;

a first inverter, having an input terminal coupled to the first output terminal of the Gm stage unit, and an output terminal
coupled to the second output terminal of the Gm stage unit;

a second inverter, having an input terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the Gm stage unit, and an output terminal
coupled to the first output terminal of the Gm stage unit;

a first switch coupled between a first voltage source and the first output terminal of the Gm stage unit;
a second switch coupled between the first voltage source and the second output terminal of the Gm stage unit; and
a third switch coupled between a second voltage source and the command terminal of the Gm stage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,373,727

SEMICONDUCTOR DIODE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A semiconductor diode, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a lightly doped region with a first conductivity type therein;
a first heavily doped region with a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type in the lightly doped
region;

a second heavily doped region with the first conductivity type in the lightly doped region and in direct physical contact
with the first heavily doped region, wherein the first heavily doped region is adjacent to the second heavily doped region,
and wherein a top portion of the first or second heavily doped region is in the lightly doped region;

a first metal silicide layer on the semiconductor substrate and in direct contact with the first heavily doped region; and
a second metal silicide layer on the semiconductor substrate and in direct contact with the second heavily doped region, wherein
the second metal silicide layer is spaced apart from the first metal silicide layer.

US Pat. No. 9,462,618

METHOD OF CALL SETUP TIME REDUCTION FOR VOICE OVER LTE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method comprising:
sending a first INVITE message by a local user equipment (UE) if in a mobile originated (MO) mode, wherein the first INVITE
message includes local session description protocol (SDP) information;

receiving a second INVITE message by the local UE, wherein the second INVITE message includes remote SDP information if in
a mobile termination (MT) mode; and

performing a UE-initiated dedicated resource allocation procedure based on stored PLMN profile information prior to receiving
a first response in the MO mode or prior to sending a second response in the MT mode.

US Pat. No. 9,160,360

MULTIPLYING DIGITAL-TO-ANALOG CONVERTER AND PIPELINE ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER USING THE SAME

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A multiplying digital-to-analog converter, generating an analog output in accordance with digital input bits, comprising:
an operational amplifier; and
a first switched-capacitor network and a second switched capacitor network sharing the operational amplifier,
wherein:
the first switched-capacitor network samples an analog signal when the first switched-capacitor network is disconnected from
the operational amplifier;

the first switched-capacitor network is coupled to the operational amplifier for sampled signal amplification based on the
digital input bits when the second switched-capacitor network is disconnected from the operational amplifier;

the second switched-capacitor network samples the analog signal when the second switched-capacitor network is disconnected
from the operational amplifier;

the second switched-capacitor network is coupled to the operational amplifier for sampled signal amplification based on the
digital input bits when the first switched-capacitor network is disconnected from the operational amplifier;

the operational amplifier is further coupled with first capacitive load cells when the first switched-capacitor network is
coupled to the operational amplifier, and the first capacitive load cells are reset when the first switched-capacitor network
is disconnected from the operational amplifier; and

the operational amplifier is further coupled with second capacitive load cells when the second switched-capacitor network
is coupled to the operational amplifier, and the second capacitive load cells are reset when the second switched-capacitor
network is disconnected from the operational amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,728,853

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. An antenna structure comprising:
a feed terminal for connecting a feed signal;
an intermediate grounding terminal for:
conducting to a ground plane via an intermediate impedance during a second operation mode, and
ceasing conducting via the intermediate impedance during a first operation mode;
a tail grounding terminal for connecting the ground plane;
a head section, being conductive, extending from the feed terminal to the intermediate grounding terminal along a loop; and
an intermediate section, conductively extending from the intermediate grounding terminal to the tail grounding terminal along
the loop, and conductively connecting the head section.