Patent number 8604590 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "This invention relates generally to transistor structures and more particularly to a bipolar transistor with enhanced capacitance at multiple electrodes, and more particularly to a transistor with a light emitting capacitive element.
"Although there have been many advances in semiconductor devices and in particular transistor devices, a number of issues remain regarding such devices, particular with regard to particular applications. For example, noise, high current requirements, power consumption, biasing limitations, and signal delays remain significant issues with regard to existing transistor design.
"Typically, a capacitor might be connected to one of the electrodes of a transistor to provide a desired response. However, this solution is typically limited to one electrode, and usually is merely an external capacitor attached to an electrode, such as an emitter electrode of a transistor used in an operational amplifier."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "In one embodiment, a bipolar transistor structure comprises a base that is configured to include an enhanced base capacitive element. The enhanced base capacitive element includes a first conductive portion to which an electrical connection to the base of the bipolar transistor is effectively made, and further includes a second conductive portion having a direct electrical connection to the base junction of the bipolar transistor.
"The bipolar transistor structure also includes a collector and an emitter, with the emitter configured to include an enhanced emitter capacitive element. The enhanced emitter capacitive element includes a third conductive portion to which an electrical connection to the emitter of the bipolar transistor is effectively made, and further includes a fourth conductive portion having a direct electrical connection to the emitter junction of the bipolar transistor.
"In one alternative, an enhanced emitter capacitive element may be included at each of the base, collector and emitter of the bipolar transistor.
"According to another embodiment, a transistor has an integrated light emitting capacitive (LEC) element at the source or drain of the transistor. The transistor may be a stand alone transistor for usage in discrete applications, or may be implemented in a pixel circuit used in a display apparatus. In the pixel circuit embodiment, driver circuitry causes appropriate charging and discharging of the LEC elements of respective pixels to provide a desired display.
"In one alternative, a transistor may be configured to have multiple LEC elements integrated therewith, to provide respective different colors used in forming a display.
"The present invention can be embodied in various forms, including business processes, computer implemented methods, computer program products, computer systems and networks, user interfaces, application programming interfaces, and the like."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Nicoletti, Leonard D.. Transistor with Enhanced Capacitance at Electrodes and Transistor with Light Emitting Capacitive Element. U.S. Patent Number 8604590, filed
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