O2NEWS: ARCHIVES

2011

12/16/11 O2Micro Selected As Only Non-Chinese Company to Join China Semiconductor Lighting Technology Standards Working Group
12/14/11 O2Micro Receives Patent for Brightness Control System
O2Micro was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 8,040,341 for its Brightness Control System.
12/14/11 Significant Patent for LED Architecture Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 8 claims under United States patent number 8,040,071 for its LED Architecture and methodology.
11/28/11 O2Micro Wins Appeal Affirming Patent Infringement Judgment and Injunction in Lighting Technology
11/22/11 Patent Granted for O2Micro's Flexible Bus Architecture
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 8,015,452 for its Flexible Bus architecture.
11/21/11 Patent for Battery Cell Monitor/Balance Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 13 claims under United States patent number 8,004,246 for its Battery Cell Monitor and Balance invention.
10/17/11 Patent for Extended SMS Methodology Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 5 claims under United States patent number 7,983,301 for its Short Message Service (SMS) for wireless communications invention.
10/03/11 O2Micro Receives Patent for Battery Voltage Translator Circuitry
O2Micro was issued 15 claims under United States patent number 7,999,554 for its Battery Voltage Translator circuitry.
09/06/11 O2Micro's Battery Charging Topology Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 31 claims under United States patent number 7,999,516 for its Battery Charging circuits and methods.
09/01/11 O2Micro Issued Patent for Intelligent Adapter Architecture
O2Micro was issued 23 claims under United States patent number 7,994,660 for its Intelligent Adapter architecture.
05/31/11 U.S. Patent Office Issues Battery Monitoring Patent to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,936,151 for its Battery State Monitoring circuitry.
04/20/11 O2Micro Receives Patent for Inverter Operations Power Supply
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,911,463 for its Power Supply Topologies for Inverter and Power Factor Correction operations.
03/30/11 O2Micro's Power Supply Topology Issued Patent
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,898,218 for its Power Supply Topology.
03/07/11 Patent for EEFL Protection System Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,888,889 for its External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL) System Protection architecture.
01/31/11 Class-D Amplifier Architecture Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 27 claims under United States patent number 7,868,693 for its Class-D Amplifier architecture.
01/12/11 O2Micro Receives Patent for Phase-on-demand® Invention
O2Micro was issued 17 claims under United States patent number 7,847,491 for its Phase-on-demand® invention.
01/10/11 O2Micro's USB Charger Selected by Leading Camcorder OEM

2010

09/28/10 O2Micro Wins Patent Infringement Case versus BiTEK and Receives Injunction
04/26/10 O2Micro Issued Patent for Vehicle Emissions Analysis System
O2Micro was issued 16 claims under United States patent number 7,668,643 for its Automatic Automotive Exhaust Emission data processing system.
04/19/10 O2Micro Receives Ruling in ITC Case
04/07/10 Battery Protection Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 10 claims under United States patent number 7,646,169 for its Trickle Discharge for Battery Pack Protection invention.
02/17/10 O2Micro Issued Patent for Voltage Reference Circuit
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,656,145 for its Low Power Bandgap Voltage Reference Circuit.

2009

09/23/09 Patent Granted for O2Micro's DC Power Output Architecture
O2Micro was issued 17 claims under United States patent number 7,583,067 for its Variable Power Output Regulator; a continuation of the invention issued August 2006 under United States patent number 7,095,217.
09/17/09 O2Micro Settles ITC Case with BenQ and LG
09/14/09 Successful Outcome - Japanese High IP Court Upholds O2Micro Patent
09/09/09 O2Micro Receives Patent for Battery Charging Methodology
O2Micro was issued 25 claims under United States patent number 7,573,240 for its Battery Charging Method and Device.
09/02/09 O2Micro's Power Management Topology Granted Patent
O2Micro was issued 26 claims under United States patent number 7,564,220 for its Power Management Topology.
09/01/09 Battery Capacity Measurement Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 16 claims under United States patent number 7,557,540 for its Battery Capacity Measurement System.
08/31/09 O2Micro's Voltage Sensing Invention Patented
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,554,319 for its Voltage Sensing invention.
08/31/09 EEFL Protection System Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 35 claims under United States patent number 7,554,273 for its External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL) System Protection architecture; a continuation of the invention issued July 2007 under patent number 7,248,240.
08/28/09 O2Micro Granted Patent for CCFL Driving Circuit
O2Micro was issued 35 claims under United States patent number 7,550,928 for its Driving Circuit for multiple Cold Cathode Fluorescent lamp (CCFL) applications.
07/08/09 Patent for Oscillator Architecture Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 24 claims under United States patent number 7,515,005 for its Variable Frequency Multi-phase Oscillator circuit.
07/07/09 O2Micro Granted DC/DC Controller Patent
O2Micro was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 7,508,176 for its DC/DC Converter Controller.
07/06/09 Patent for Differential Load Driver Circuit Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,504,746 for its Differential Load Driver Circuit architecture.
07/01/09 Continuation of DC/DC Controller Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,471,533 for its DC/DC Controller with improved transient response; a continuation of the invention issued February 2006 under United States patent number 7,002,817.
06/17/09 O2Micro's Battery Fuel Gauge Circuit Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 17 claims under United States patent number 7,531,989 for its Battery Fuel Gauge Circuit.
06/08/09 O2Micro's Adaptive DC/AC Converter Issued Patent
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,515,446 for its High Efficiency Adaptive DC/AC Converter Circuit.
06/08/09 Intelligent Inverter® Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 28 claims under United States patent number 7,515,445 for its High-efficiency Adaptive DC/AC Converter; a continuation of the invention issued May 2002 under patent number 6,396,722, issued at the same time as the original in Taiwan (under #152,318).
06/03/09 O2Micro's DC/AC Inverter Invention Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,502,243 for its DC/AC Inverter with Adjustable Gate-source Voltage.
06/01/09 O2Micro's Power Management System Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,498,694 for its Power Management System with Multiple Power Sources invention.
05/27/09 O2Micro's Current-Mode Converter Issued Patent
O2Micro was issued 17 claims under United States patent number 7,498,793 for its Current-Mode DC/DC Converter.
05/23/09 O2Micro Announces Technology License Agreement with Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
O2Micro today announced that it has entered into a worldwide technology license agreement relating to O2Micro's patented inverter controller technology with Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. ("Sanken").
05/07/09 O2Micro Receives Patent for Battery Cell Balancing Methodology
O2Micro was issued was issued 26 claims under United States patent number 7,466,104 for its Battery Pack Multiple Cell Balancing system/method.
05/07/09 Patent for Low Pass Filtering Technique Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,471,016 for its Low Pass Filtering technique.
04/27/09 Key LCD TV/LCD Monitor Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued was issued 5 claims under United States patent number 7,477,024 for its Phase-on-demand® invention; a continuation of the invention issued March 2004 under United States patent number 6,707,264.
04/21/09 O2Micro Granted Power Management Patent
O2Micro was issued was issued 16 claims under United States patent number 7,501,720 for its Selector Circuit for Power Management in Multiple Battery Systems; a continuation of the invention issued December 2005 under United States patent number 6,977,482.
04/20/09 O2Micro Receives Selector Circuit Architecture Patent
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,489,110 for its Selector Circuit for Power Management in multiple battery systems; a continuation of the invention issued March 2006 under United States patent number 7,009,364.
04/08/09 O2Micro Issued Patent for Class-D Amplifier Architecture
O2Micro was issued 26 claims under United States patent number 7,471,144 for its Low Distortion Class-D Amplifier architecture.
04/07/09 O2Micro Granted Key Power Patent
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,466,113 for its Break-Before-Make (BBM) Sensing topology for drivers.
02/27/09 O2Micro Announces Proposed Voluntary Withdrawal of Listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited
01/28/09 New DC/DC Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,446,516 for its DC/DC with Improved Stability architecture.
01/20/09 Patent Granted for O2Micro's PC/PDA Architecture
O2Micro was issued 31 claims under United States patent number 7,424,623 for its PC Integrated with a PDA architecture.
01/19/09 O2Micro Granted Key Patent for System to Offload Converter/Controller-Specific Tasks
O2Micro was issued 35 claims under United States patent number 7,412,553 for its System and Method for Offloading Converter/Controller-specific tasks to a system microprocessor; a continuation of the invention issued September 2005 under United States patent number 6,941,405.

2008

11/14/08 O2Micro's Industry Leading Precision Circuit Trimming Method Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,436,222 for its Precision Trimming Method for integrated circuits; a continuation of the invention issued January 2006 under United States patent number 7,319,346.
10/08/08 Patent Issued for O2Micro's LCD Panel Power Supply Architecture
O2Micro was issued 7 claims under United States patent number 7,425,949 for its LCD Panel Power Supply architecture.
09/10/08 Patent Issued for O2Micro's Battery Charging Architecture
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,414,381 for its Battery Charging Architecture; a continuation of the invention issued June 2006 under United States patent number 7,064,521.
09/03/08 O2Micro's Power Delivery System Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 27 claims under United States patent number 7,411,374 for its Charging Circuitry Architecture and Power Control Method.
09/02/08 Patent Office Approves O2Micro's Photoflash Diode Invention
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,375,472 for its Photoflash Diode driver invention.
08/27/08 Patent for DC/DC Converter Controller Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 6 claims under United States patent number 7,304,866 for its DC/DC Converter Controller invention.
08/26/08 FPGA Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,391,237 for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Architecture Upgrade.
08/21/08 O2Micro Granted Patent for Cordless Power Tool Invention
O2Micro was issued 8 claims under United States patent number 7,385,795 for its Cordless Power Tool invention.
08/04/08 O2Micro's Industry Leading Precision Circuit Trimming Method Issued Patent
O2Micro was issued 14 claims under United States patent number 7,319,346 for its Precision Trimming Method, also referred to as DigitalLaserTrim™, for integrated circuits; a continuation of the invention issued April 2004 under United States patent number 6,720,800.
07/17/08 O2Micro Receives Linear Voltage Regulator Patent
O2Micro was issued 11 claims under United States patent number 7,391,191 for its Switching Resistance Linear Regulator architecture.
07/14/08 O2Micro Receives Smart Card Patent Continuation
O2Micro was issued 21 claims under United States patent number 7,337,259 for its Smart Card Virtual Hub invention; a continuation of the invention issued December 2005 under patent number 6,978,335.
06/17/08 Fundamental Power Control Methodology Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 8 claims under United States patent number 7,378,896 for its Single Pin for Multiple Functional Control methodology.
06/16/08 O2Micro's Lamp Current Topology Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 23 claims under United States patent number 7,372,213 for its Lamp Current Balancing topology.
06/11/08 Key Power Converter Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 14 claims under United States patent number 7,365,995 for its Power Converter design; a continuation of the invention issued April 2006 under patent number 7,023,709.
06/09/08 O2Micro's Enhanced Power Switch Device Receives Patent Grant
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,365,454 for its Power Switch design.
06/05/08 O2Micro Granted Low-Power Audio CD Player Patent
O2Micro was issued 35 claims under United States patent number 7,359,998 for its Low-Power Audio CD Player invention; a continuation of the invention issued October 2006 under United States patent number 7,130,930.
06/04/08 O2Micro's Battery Voltage Detection Invention Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 22 claims under United States patent number 7,352,155 for its Apparatus and Method for Detecting Battery Pack Voltage.
06/03/08 O2Micro's ExpressCard Power Switch Device Receives Patent
O2Micro was issued 30 claims under United States patent number 7,343,498 for its ExpressCard™ Power Switch architecture.
06/02/08 O2Micro Granted Patent for PC/PDA Architecture
O2Micro was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 7,343,484 for its PC Integrated with a PDA architecture.
05/30/08 Patent Office Approves O2Micro's Power Conservation Methodology
O2Micro was issued 5 claims under United States patent number 7,340,621 for its Power Conservation Techniques for a digital computer.
05/06/08 Power Management System Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 8 claims under United States patent number 7,348,760 for its Power Management Topology.
05/05/08 LCD TV/LCD Monitor System Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,345,431 for its DC/AC Converter circuit architecture; a continuation of the invention issued March 2007 under patent number 7,190,123.
04/23/08 O2Micro Issued Patent for LED String Driver Architecture
O2Micro was issued 10 claims under United States patent number 7,339,323 for its LED String Driver Architecture.
03/27/08 O2Micro's LED Technology Brightens Future
O2Micro is pleased to announce that several of the top-tier notebook computer manufacturers have chosen O2Micro's LED Backlight drivers for their high-end models.
03/20/08 O2Micro Granted Patent for Test Card Invention
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,331,001 for its Test Card invention.
03/18/08 O2Micro's New ADC Architecture Gets Patent Office Nod
O2Micro was issued 28 claims under United States patent number 7,324,037 for its Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) architecture with Interference Rejection capability.
03/17/08 LDO Voltage Regulator Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 23 claims under United States patent number 7,323,853 for its Low Drop-Out (LDO) Voltage Regulator architecture.
02/28/08 O2Micro Settles with Rohm
02/27/08 O2Micro Issued Smart Card Controller Patent
O2Micro was issued 8 claims under United States patent number 7,309,021 for its Dual Mode Smart Card Controller architecture; a continuation of the invention issued December 2006 under United States patent number 7,150,397.
02/26/08 Integrated Controller Architecture Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 6 claims under United States patent number 7,292,946 for its Integrated Controller Detection and Operation architecture; a continuation of the invention issued April 2004 under United States patent number 6,718,274.
02/20/08 Sense Amplifier Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 3 claims under United States patent number 7,268,520 for its Sense Amplifier for Wake-Up Charging Current architecture.
02/19/08 O2Micro Receives Patent for Open Lamp Detection Invention
O2Micro was issued 14 claims under United States patent number 7,253,569 for its External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL) Open Lamp Detection invention.
02/07/08 O2Micro Granted Key Power Management Patent
O2Micro was issued 13 claims under United States patent number 7,202,650 for its DC/DC Controller technology; a continuation of the invention issued November 2005 under United States patent number 6,965,221.
01/22/08 Intelligent Adapter Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,126,241 for its Intelligent Adapter architecture.
01/21/08 O2Micro Granted Patent for Battery Gas Gauge Architecture
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,095,211 for its Battery Gas Gauge invention.

2007

12/13/07 UK Patent Issued for O2Micro's VPN Firewall Upgrade System
O2Micro was issued 17 claims under Great Britain (GB) patent number 2,425,627 for its Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) IC upgrade system in VPN Firewall solutions.
11/12/07 O2Micro Issued Patent for Audio CD Player
O2Micro was issued 9 claims under United States patent number 7,243,168 for its Low-Power Audio CD Player invention for portable computers; a continuation of the invention issued March 2004 under United States patent number 6,711,631.
11/06/07 Microsemi and O2Micro Settle Litigation
10/10/07 EEFL Protection System Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 13 claims under United States patent number 7,248,240 for its External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL) System.
10/04/07 O2Micro Announces Settlement with Hon Hai and Ampower
09/19/07 O2Micro Issued DC/DC Controller Patent Continuation
O2Micro was issued 15 claims under United States patent number 7,242,598 for its Direct Current-to-Direct Current (DC/DC) Converter with improved transient response; a continuation of the invention issued April 2006 under United States patent number 7,031,174.
09/17/07 O2Micro Granted Patent for New LDO Voltage Regulator Architecture
O2Micro was issued 26 claims under United States patent number 7,218,083 for its Low Drop-Out (LDO) Voltage Regulator architecture with enhanced frequency compensation.
08/15/07 O2Micro Announces $2.3 Million Award in BiTEK Case
07/23/07 O2Micro Receives Patent for CCFL Power Driving Techniques
O2Micro was issued 12 claims under United States patent number 7,236,020 for its Pulse Translation Power Driving Techniques in both full and half bridge inverter applications.
07/18/07 Inverter Controller Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,233,117 for its Inverter Controller with Feed-forward Compensation invention.
07/17/07 O2Micro Receives Patent for DC/DC Controller Architecture
O2Micro was issued 15 claims under United States patent number 7,203,048 for its Direct Current-to-Direct Current (DC/DC) Controller with In-rush Current Protection invention.
07/10/07 Appellate Court Denies BiTEK Motion to Stay O2Micro Injunction
07/09/07 Battery Charging Patent Issued to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 16 claims under United States patent number 7,202,634 for its high accuracy Voltage Mode Battery Charging invention; a continuation of the invention issued March 2005 under United States patent number 6,861,823.
07/03/07 O2Micro Announces Settlement with Sony
06/20/07 O2Micro Receives Patent for LCD Systems
O2Micro was issued 23 claims under United States patent number 7,200,017 for its Phase-on-demand™ invention; a continuation of the invention issued August 2004 under patent number 6,778,415.
06/19/07 O2Micro's Battery Gauge Invention
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,196,652 for its precision Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) Battery Gauge invention; a continuation of the invention issued June 2004 under United States patent number 6,744,394.
06/14/07 O2Micro Issued Patent for LCD TV/LCD Monitor System
O2Micro was issued 20 claims under United States patent number 7,190,123 for its DC/AC Converter circuit architecture; a continuation of the invention issued August 2004 under patent number 6,781,325.
06/13/07 O2Micro Granted Patent for Digital Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) Generator
O2Micro was issued 7 claims under United States patent number 7,184,480 for its Digital Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) Generator.
06/06/07 O2Micro Granted Patent for DC/DC Converter Architecture
O2Micro was issued 19 claims under United States patent number 7,196,499 for its Direct Current-to-Direct Current (DC/DC) Converter power management architecture.
06/04/07 O2Micro Receives PC Controller Patent
O2Micro was issued 4 claims under United States patent number 7,191,270 for its integrated PC controller; a continuation of the invention issued October 2004 under patent number 6,807,597.
05/24/07 Battery IC Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 15 claims under United States patent number 7,180,268 for its Battery Charging Integrated Circuits (IC) architecture.
05/16/07 O2Micro Plans To Appeal Jury Verdict In Patent Trial Against MPS
04/23/07 O2Micro Issued Patent for Low Dropout Voltage Regulator Architecture
O2Micro was issued 15 claims under United States patent number 7,173,402 for its Low Dropout Voltage Regulator (LDO) architecture.
04/16/07 O2Micro Receives Battery Gauge Patent
O2Micro was issued 13 claims under United States patent number 7,161,520 for its high precision Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) gauge; a continuation of the invention issued June 2004 under United States patent number 6,744,394.
04/11/07 O2Micro Trade Secret Judgment Affirmed By Appeals Court
04/05/07 O2Micro Announces Settlement with Samsung

03/26/07 O2Micro Obtains Injunction and Judgment Against BiTek, SPI, FSP Group and lien Chang
02/21/07 O2Micro Issued Patent for Inverter Driving Circuits and Techniques
O2Micro was issued 3 claims under United States patent number 7,151,394 for its Phase Shifting and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Driving circuits and methods.
02/20/07 O2Micro Granted Dual Mode Smart Card Controller Patent
O2Micro was issued 18 claims under United States patent number 7,150,397 for its Dual Mode Controller for ISO7816 and USB enabled Smart Cards; a continuation of the invention issued July 2005 under United States patent number 6,913,196.
02/12/07 O2Micro's 722 Patent Case Against MPS Will Head to Trial for Injunction
01/29/07 PC Auxiliary Clock System Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 28 claims under United States patent number 7,137,023 for its Auxiliary Alarm Clock System for the PC.
01/25/07 Low-Power Audio CD Player Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 10 claims under United States patent number 7,130,930 for its Low-Power Audio CD Player invention; a continuation of the invention issued June 2005 under United States patent number 6,895,448.
01/08/07 EEFL System Architecture Patent Granted to O2Micro
O2Micro was issued 33 claims under United States patent number 7,126,289 for its External Electrode Fluorescent Lamp (EEFL) System Protection architecture.