Intel Patent Applications

TECHNIQUES FOR ROUTING PACKETS AMONG VIRTUAL MACHINES

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054658
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for improving the efficiency of exchanging packets among multiple VMs within a communications server, and between the communications server and other devices in a communications system. An apparatus may include a virtual switch to analyze contents of at least one packet of a set of packets to be exchanged between endpoint devices through a network, and to correlate the contents to a pathway to extend through one or more of the VMs…

TECHNIQUES FOR ROUTING PACKETS BETWEEN VIRTUAL MACHINES

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054659
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques for improving the efficiency of exchanging packets between pairs of VMs within a communications server. An apparatus may include a processor component; a network interface to couple the processor component to a network; a virtual switch to analyze contents of at least one packet of a set of packets to be exchanged between endpoint devices through the network and the communications server, and to route the set of packets through one…

COMMUNICATION USING AVATAR

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054945
Generally this disclosure describes a video communication system that replaces actual live images of the participating users with animated avatars. A method may include selecting an avatar, initiating communication, capturing an image, detecting a face in the image, extracting features from the face, converting the facial features to avatar parameters, and transmitting at least one of the avatar selection or avatar parameters.

DEPTH SENSING AUTO FOCUS MULTIPLE CAMERA SYSTEM

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170054967
A depth sensing multiple camera system is described that uses depth sensing cameras. In one example, the camera system includes a primary auto-focus camera to capture an image of a scene at a first focus distance, the primary camera having a fixed field of view through different focus distances, a secondary auto-focus camera to capture an image of the same scene at a second focus distance, the secondary camera having a fixed field of view through different focus distances, and a…

Techniques for Coordinated Uplink Power Control

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170055228
Examples are disclosed for determining, at a base station, a target received power parameter for a wireless device in communication with the base station. In some examples, the target received power parameter may be determined based on one or more uplink status signals received from the wireless device at the base station and/or one or more other base stations. For these examples, the wireless device may adjust one or more transmit power levels responsive to receiving the target received…

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT SEPARATE OPERATING SYSTEMS IN PARTITIONS OF A PROCESSING SYSTEM

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170046172
A processing system with multiple processing units may support separate operating systems (OSs) in separate partitions. During an initialization process, a preboot manager in the processing system may copy software to a sequestered area of memory in the processing system. The preboot manager may also configure the processing system to hide the sequestered area of memory from a first partition of the processing system. Also, the preboot manager may use a first processing unit in the…

ROBOT WITH AWARENESS OF USERS AND ENVIRONMENT FOR USE IN EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170046965
Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for user and environment aware robots for use in educational applications. A system may include a camera to obtain image data and user analysis circuitry to analyze the image data to identify a student and obtain educational history associated with the student. The system may also include environmental analysis circuitry to analyze the image data and identify a projection surface. The system may…

CONTACT RESISTANCE REDUCTION EMPLOYING GERMANIUM OVERLAYER PRE-CONTACT METALIZATION

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170047419
Techniques are disclosed for forming transistor devices having reduced parasitic contact resistance relative to conventional devices. The techniques can be implemented, for example, using a standard contact stack such as a series of metals on, for example, silicon or silicon germanium (SiGe) source/drain regions. In accordance with one example such embodiment, an intermediate boron doped germanium layer is provided between the source/drain and contact metals to significantly reduce…

INTERNAL SPACERS FOR NANOWIRE TRANSISTORS AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170047452
A nanowire transistor of the present description may be produced with internal spacers formed by using sacrificial spacers during the fabrication thereof. Once the nanowire transistor is formed, the sacrificial spacers, which are position between the transistor gate and the source and drains (respectively), may be removed. The sacrificial material between channel nanowires of the nanowire transistor may then be removed and a dielectric material may be deposited to fill the spaces between…

OPTICAL MICRO-PROJECTION SYSTEM AND PROJECTION METHOD

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170048505
An optical micro-projection system comprising the following components: at least one laser light source (200, 400, 402, 600); at least one movable mirror (102, 103, 203) for deviating light from said light source to allow generation of images on a projection surface (104, 301, 303, 306, 603); a self mixing module for measurement of the distance (604) between the projection source and a projection surface, said self mixing module comprising:—at least one photodiode (401, 601) for…

TECHNIQUES FOR DISCOVERY OF WI-FI SERIAL BUS AND WI-FI DOCKING SERVICES

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170048689
Techniques are disclosed for discovery of Wi-Fi serial bus and Wi-Fi docking services. Such networks include (but are not limited to) IEEE 802.11 networks.

CONNECTION IDENTIFIER FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY WIRELESS NETWORKS

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170048899
Various embodiments are generally directed to techniques to identify the target of a packet in a wireless network. A transmitter node may include a connection identifier to generate a unique identifier corresponding to a connection between the transmitter node and a receiver node in the wireless network and a data packet transmitter to embed the unique identifier into a physical layer convergence protocol header corresponding to a packet to be transmitted to the receiver node. A node may…

STATE MACHINE BASED TRACKING SYSTEM FOR SCREEN POINTING CONTROL

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170038857
Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for state machine based pointing control. A method may include receiving a position estimate of a first location associated with a first portion of a pointing device and a position estimate of a second location associated with a second portion of the pointing device; calculating a vector from the estimated position of the first location to the estimated position of the second location; and resolving…

MEMORY ACCESS CONTROL

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170038997
The present disclosure relates to memory array access control. An apparatus includes partition control circuitry to control at least one partition of a memory array, the at least one partition control circuitry also to receive a controlled clock signal to enable execution of a legitimate memory access command and to generate an active/idle signal having an active state when executing the legitimate memory access command and an idle state when executing the legitimate memory access…

PRIVACY ENFORCEMENT VIA LOCALIZED PERSONALIZATION

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170039389
This disclosure is directed to privacy enforcement via localized personalization. An example device may comprise at least a user interface to present content. A message may be received into a trusted execution environment (TEE) situated within the device or remotely, the message including at least metadata and content. The TEE may determine relevance of the content to a user based on the metadata and user data. Based on the relevance, the TEE may cause the content to be presented to the…

Personalized Shopping Mechanism

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170039615
A network is described. The network includes a profile server to manage fashion analytics data for a plurality of consumers and a plurality of concierge profiles, a first computing device having a consumer application to generate a consumer fashion profile and communicate fashion analytics data associated with the consumer fashion profile with the profile server and a second computing device having a concierge application to generate a first concierge profile and communicate the first…

COMMUNICATION USING INTERACTIVE AVATARS

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170039751
Generally this disclosure describes a video communication system that replaces actual live images of the participating users with animated avatars. A method may include selecting an avatar; initiating communication; detecting a user input; identifying the user input; identifying an animation command based on the user input; generating avatar parameters; and transmitting at least one of the animation command and the avatar parameters.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPLETING PENDING WRITE REQUESTS TO VOLATILE MEMORY PRIOR TO TRANSITIONING TO SELF-REFRESH MODE

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170040051
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a processor core and a power control unit. The power control unit is to identify the occurrence of a power loss from a primary power source, instruct the I/O controller to block further write requests from the one or more I/O devices and to send at least one pending write request stored by the I/O controller to the memory controller, and instruct the memory controller to complete at least one pending write request stored by the memory controller…

PICTURE FRAME STIFFENERS FOR MICROELECTRONIC PACKAGES

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170040238
A microelectronic package may be formed with a picture frame stiffener surrounding a microelectronic die for reducing warpage of the microelectronic package. An embodiment for fabricating such a microelectronic package may include forming a microelectronic die having an active surface and an opposing back surface, wherein the microelectronic die active surface may be attached to a microelectronic substrate. A picture frame stiffener having an opening therethrough may be formed and placed…

THROUGH-BODY-VIA ISOLATED COAXIAL CAPACITOR AND TECHNIQUES FOR FORMING SAME

Granted: February 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170040255
Techniques are disclosed for forming a through-body-via (TBV) isolated coaxial capacitor in a semiconductor die. In some embodiments, a cylindrical capacitor provided using the disclosed techniques may include, for example, a conductive TBV surrounded by a dielectric material and an outer conductor plate. The TBV and outer plate can be formed, for example, so as to be self-aligned with one another in a coaxial arrangement, in accordance with some embodiments. The disclosed capacitor may…