Intel Patent Applications

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGES WITH TEMPERATURE SENSOR TRACES

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176260
Disclosed herein are integrated circuit (IC) packages with temperature sensor traces, and related systems, devices, and methods. In some embodiments, an IC package may include a package substrate and an IC die disposed on the package substrate, wherein the package substrate includes a temperature sensor trace, and an electrical resistance of the temperature sensor trace is representative of an equivalent temperature of the temperature sensor trace.

GAS DETECTOR FOR MOBILE DEVICE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176330
A gas detection device includes an enclosure having an interior chamber, an audio loudspeaker in acoustic communication with the interior chamber of the enclosure, and a gas sensor configured to detect a gas within the interior chamber of the enclosure. The device may include a ventilation port configured to permit two-way gaseous communication between the interior chamber and an atmosphere external to the enclosure, where the atmosphere comprises the gas. The audio loudspeaker is…

Coated Probe Tips for Plunger Pins of an Integrated Circuit Package Test System

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176495
Coated probe tips are described for plunger pins of an integrated circuit package tests system. One example has a plunger having a tip to contact a solder ball of an integrated circuit package, a sleeve to hold the plunger and allow the plunger to move toward and away from the package, the sleeve being held in a socket, a spring within the sleeve to drive the plunger toward the package, and a coating over the tip, the coating being harder than a solder ball.

Thermal Head with a Thermal Barrier for Integrated Circuit Die Processing

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176516
A thermal heat for integrated circuit die processing is described that includes a thermal barrier. In one example, the thermal head has a ceramic heater configured to carry an integrated circuit die, a metal base, and a thermal barrier between the heater and the base.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BATTERY CAPACITY ESTIMATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170176538
Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating a full-charge battery cell capacity without a coulomb counting device. First and second measured voltages of the battery cell are measured during a charging or discharging period. The first and second measured voltages of the battery cell are converted to percentages of remaining battery life. The amount of charge delivered to the battery cell and/or delivered from the battery cell during charging/discharging is calculated. The change in…

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR WORK PLACEMENT ON PROCESSOR CORES

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177407
Work can be migrated between processor cores. For example, a thread causing a heavy load on a first core can be detected. A power control unit can determine to migrate the thread from the first less-efficient core to the second more-efficient core. The power control unit can request that the first core and the second core transition to a low-power state (e.g., a sleep state, a C6 power state, etc.). The first core can transfer its software context to a first core software context…

Techniques to Compress Cryptographic Metadata for Memory Encryption

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177505
Examples include techniques for compressing counter values included in cryptographic metadata. In some examples, a cache line to fill a cache included in on-die processor memory may be received. The cache arranged to store cryptographic metadata. The cache line includes a counter value generated by a counter. The counter value to serve as version information for a memory encryption scheme to write a data cache line to a memory location of an off-die memory. In some examples, the counter…

DOWNSTREAM DEVICE SERVICE LATENCY REPORTING FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177539
An apparatus is provided that includes a processor, a memory controller coupled to the processor to provide access to a system memory, and an interface controller to communicate with an endpoint device. The interface controller is coupled to the processor and configured to access a register of the endpoint device, the register to be mapped into a memory space of the system, the register to store a service latency tolerance value of the endpoint device. The endpoint device has a service…

MULTI-LABEL CONTENT RECATEGORIZATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177627
In an example, there is disclosed a computing apparatus, including one or more logic elements, including at least one hardware logic element, comprising a classification engine to: receive a clean multi-labeled dataset comprising a plurality of document each assigned to one or more of a plurality of categories; receive an unclean multi-labeled dataset; and produce a recategorized and cleansed dataset from the unclean multi-labeled dataset, comprising predicting a number of labels…

PREDICTION USING A DATA STRUCTURE

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170177739
Techniques for prediction using multimap is described herein. The method for multimap prediction can include generating a user profile graph in the memory device based on user action input received at an input device. The method for multimap prediction can also include matching a user profile graph stored in the memory device to a subgraph of a multimap graph, both comprising nodes and edges, wherein each node indicates at least one of an activity input and a keyword. The method can…

DECOMPRESSION AND TRAVERSAL OF A BOUNDING VOLUME HIERARCHY

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178387
Embodiments provide for a graphics processing apparatus including a graphics processing unit having bounding volume logic to operate on a compressed bounding volume hierarchy, wherein each bounding volume node stores a parent bounding volume and multiple child bounding volumes that are encoded relative to the parent bounding volume.

GRAPHICS PROCESSOR LOGIC FOR ENCODING INCREASING OR DECREASING VALUES

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178597
Embodiments provide for a graphics processing apparatus comprising a graphics processing unit including bounding volume logic to encode a first bounding volume and a second bounding volume for a bounding volume hierarchy, wherein the first bounding volume is to be encoded at a higher numerical precision relative to the second bounding volume and the first bounding volume encloses the second bounding volume.

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE SUPPORT STRUCTURES

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178994
Disclosed herein are integrated circuit (IC) package support structures, and related systems, devices, and methods. In some embodiments, an IC package support structure may include a first heater trace, and a second heater trace, wherein the second heater trace is not conductively coupled to the first heater trace in the IC package support structure.

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR STIFFENER CONSTRUCTION FOR USE IN PICK AND PLACE MEDIA

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179043
Creating surface variations on a stiffener in a stack reduces inter-stiffener sticking and stiffener stack tilt in pick and place media. The surface variations provide one or more airgaps that reduce inter-stiffener surface contact, provide space for contaminants and/or provide an averaged surface height due to surface roughness.

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE HAVING A LASER WELD

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170179466
A system and method for an energy storage device, such as a battery, having an electrode tab, an electrode, and a laser weld coupling the electrode tab to the electrode. The electronic storage device or battery may be installed in an electronic device. Fabrication of the energy storage device may involve placing an electrode tab adjacent a surface of a thin layer of the electrode, and laser welding the electrode tab to the thin layer.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GESTURE-BASED MANAGEMENT

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180542
A system includes a first mobile device configured to initiate communication with at least one other mobile device. The first mobile device includes a status indicator configured to provide a persistent visual indication to a user of the status of a mute function of the first user device during the active communication. The first mobile device further includes a user interface configured to receive predefined user input and allow the user to toggle between mute and un-mute states based…

IRIS IMAGING

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180614
Techniques for imaging an iris are described. An example of an electronic device includes a camera and a Light Emitting Diode (LED) assembly to provide light for an iris image. The LED assembly comprises an LED and a tunable filter disposed over the LED. The tunable filter tunes the wavelength of the light emitted by the LED assembly.

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HYBRID WIRELESS FINE-TIMING MEASUREMENT

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170180933
The disclosure relates to time-of-flight (TOF) positioning and device location within a wireless networks using a hybrid combination of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi signaling. In one exemplary embodiment, a hybrid responder engages in BLE discovery and negotiation with a mobile device seeking its location. The hybrid responder may engage its WiFi platform only to conduct the FTM procedure. By keeping the WiFi platform in deep sleep or Off mode, the hybrid responder can gain…

POWER HARVESTING

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170181110
Techniques for forming a wireless RF power harvesting and data network are described. An example electronic device includes an antenna array, a processor, and instructions to direct the actions of the processor. The instructions control the processor to perform a registration process for a power harvesting device. The registration process is to obtain information that enables the transmission of a targeted power packet to the power harvesting device through beamforming. The instructions…

MULTIMODE BASE STATION

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170181179
A method of controlling admission of a user equipment to a cell of a multi-mode base station, being a base station arranged to operate as a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells comprising at least a first cell and a second cell, and the method comprising: determining information relating to the first cell, and controlling admission of a user equipment to the second cell in dependence on the information relating to the first cell.