Intel Patent Applications

SYSTEM FOR FLAT-TOP INTENSITY LASER SHEET BEAM GENERATION

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082861
Systems and techniques are disclosed for flat-top intensity laser sheet beam generation. The system includes a source of light directed at a first optical component arranged to receive the light and generate spherical aberration (e.g., third order positive aberration) in the light rays. The spherical aberration results in positive aberrations in the light in a first plane and also results in the light being substantially collimated in a second plane perpendicular to the first plane. In…

HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE POWER MANAGEMENT

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083078
An apparatus for managing HDMI power is described herein. The method for managing HDMI power can include connecting a high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) of a computing device to a panel, where the computing device is inactive. The method can also include detecting, with the panel, a connection state and an energy request of the computing device through the HDMI. The method can provide power through the HDMI from a power supply of the panel to the computing device based on the…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083079
Particular embodiments described herein can offer a method for managing power for at least one processor that includes evaluating a plurality of ports associated with an electronic device; determining that a particular pin associated with at least one of the ports is not receiving a signal; disabling a squelch function associated with the electronic device; and gating power associated with a physical layer (PHY) of the electronic device.

SECURE TUNNELING ACCESS TO DEBUG TEST PORTS ON NON-VOLATILE MEMORY STORAGE UNITS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083393
Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for receiving one or more debug communications and programming, via a bus, a set of debug registers with debug information corresponding to the one or more debug communications. Additionally, tunnel logic hardware may be instructed to transfer the debug information from the set of debug registers to one or more test access ports of an intelligent device such as a non-volatile memory storage unit having a microcontroller. In one example, if it…

MULTICHIP PACKAGE LINK

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083475
Physical layer logic is provided that is to receive data on one or more data lanes of a physical link, receive a valid signal on another of the lanes of the physical link identifying that valid data is to follow assertion of the valid signal on the one or more data lanes, and receive a stream signal on another of the lanes of the physical link identifying a type of the data on the one or more data lanes.

ACCELERATED LENS DISTORTION CORRECTION WITH NEAR-CONTINUOUS WARPING OPTIMIZATION

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084010
A digital image processing technique, such as an image warping operation, is stored in a pre-computed lookup table (LUT) prior to image processing. The LUT represents a pixel-to-pixel mapping of pixel coordinates in a source image to pixel coordinates in a destination image. For vectors containing only inlier pixels, a fast remap table is generated based on the original LUT. Each SIMD vector listed in the fast remap is indexed to the coordinates of one of the source pixels that maps to…

IMAGING SYSTEM MANAGEMENT FOR CAMERA MOUNTED BEHIND TRANSPARENT DISPLAY

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084231
Imaging system management is described for a camera mounted behind a transparent display. In one example, the management includes determining whether an image sensor behind a transparent display is in an image capture mode, and if the image sensor is in an image capture mode then setting pixels of a sensor region of the display to a transparent mode during the image capture mode, the pixels of the sensor region comprising pixels of the display in a region around the image sensor. The…

POSITION-ROBUST MULTIPLE MICROPHONE NOISE ESTIMATION TECHNIQUES

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084288
Techniques are disclosed for position-robust multiple microphone noise estimation techniques. The position-robust noise estimation techniques can be used when receiving speech including diffuse noise sources, which is commonly encountered in noisy environments. The position-robust noise estimation techniques include detecting speech using the power level difference (PLD) and the coherence statistics (CS) between two microphone input signals. This multi-dimensional approach results in…

ON DEMAND KNOCKOUT OF COARSE SENSING BASED ON DYNAMIC SOURCE BOUNCE DETECTION

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084347
Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for determining a magnitude of a bounce voltage on a source line associated with one or more memory cells and conducting, if the magnitude of the bounce voltage exceeds a threshold, a coarse-level program verification and a fine-level program verification of the one or more memory cells. Additionally, if the magnitude of the bounce voltage does not exceed the threshold, only the fine-level program verification of the one or more memory cells…

MICROELECTRONIC PACKAGE DEBUG ACCESS PORTS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084573
A microelectronic package may be fabricated with debug access ports formed either at a side or at a bottom of the microelectronic package. In one embodiment, the debug access ports may be formed within an encapsulation material proximate the microelectronic package side. In another embodiment, the debug access ports may be formed in a microelectronic interposer of the microelectronic package proximate the microelectronic package side. In a further embodiment, the debug access ports may…

ELECTRODE MATERIALS AND INTERFACE LAYERS TO MINIMIZE CHALCOGENIDE INTERFACE RESISTANCE

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170084835
A phase-change memory cell having a reduced electrode-chalcogenide interface resistance and a method for making the phase-change memory cell are disclosed: An interface layer is formed between an electrode layer and a chalcogenide layer that and provides a reduced resistance between the chalcogenide-based phase-change memory layer and the electrode layer. Exemplary embodiments provide that the interface layer comprises a tungsten carbide, a molybdenum carbide, a tungsten boride, or a…

Tuning in a Wireless Power Transmitter

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085097
Techniques for tuning in a wireless power transmitter in a system, method, and apparatus are described herein. For example, an apparatus may include a transmitter coil configured to generate a magnetic field. The apparatus may also include a set of capacitors in series with the transmitter coil, wherein a capacitance value for each of capacitors in the set is associated with a reactance shift.

CONSTANT CURRENT RADIO FREQUENCY GENERATOR FOR A WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085113
A device for wirelessly charging a battery includes a power amplifier having a transmitter coil generating a magnetic field for wirelessly charging a battery. A low pass filter arrangement is electrically coupled to an output of the power amplifier. A band stop filter is electrically coupled to an output of the low pass filter arrangement. An output of the band stop filter is electrically coupled to a resistive load associated with the battery. The low pass filter arrangement and the…

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS TO OPTIMIZE WIRELESS CHARGING AND FM RECEPTION

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085114
The disclosure generally relates to methods, system and apparatus to optimize wireless charging while allowing FM radio reception. In an exemplary embodiment, presence of an active FM radio on a wireless platform is detected and the active FM channel is identified. To reduce radio frequency interference between the wireless charging magnetic field and the FM channel, the PTU may adaptively shift the A4WP frequency. The disclosed embodiments improve user experience with FM radios in…

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ALTERNATIVE POWER WIRELESS CHARGING

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085115
The disclosure generally relates to methods, system and apparatus to wirelessly charge a mobile device using one of conventional or alternative power sources. In an exemplary embodiment, the disclosure provides a method and apparatus to detect power source as a function of its power profile linearity. Once determination is made as to whether the incoming power is harvested from natural resources or is provided from conventional AC/DC adapter/DC source, the incoming power is conditioned…

IMPEDANCE MATCHING INTERCONNECT

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085243
One embodiment provides an apparatus. The apparatus includes an impedance matching interconnect having a first end and a second end. The impedance matching interconnect includes an interface trace having a first width at the first end and a second width at the second end, the first width less than the second width. The impedance matching interconnect further includes a first dielectric layer adjacent the interface trace; a first reference plane adjacent the first dielectric layer; at…

DETERMINING A HIGH DATA RATE FOR BACKCHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS FOR INITIALIZATION OF HIGH-SPEED NETWORKS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085337
One embodiment provides a network controller having physical interface (PHY) circuitry that includes transmitter circuitry configured to transmit data frames to a link partner over a channel link. The network controller also includes a link speed cycling module configured to cause the transmitter circuitry to transmit data frames to the link partner using at least one high rate link speed. The network controller also includes an equalization presets module configured to apply at least…

METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTIMEDIA STREAMS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085614
A method, machine readable medium, system, and device are disclosed. In one embodiment the method comprises determining whether one or more components that comprise a multimedia stream require real-time processing, if at least one of the one or more components require real-time processing, assigning the one or more components that require real-time processing to one or more real-time processes, and assigning any remaining components to one or more non-real-time processes.

FACILITATING QUANTIZATION AND COMPRESSION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICS DATA USING SCREEN SPACE METRICS AT COMPUTING DEVICES

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170085857
A mechanism is described for facilitating quantization and compression of three-dimensional graphics data using screen space metrics at computing devices. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes detecting one or more sets of data comprising at least one of camera data, output format data, and geometry data, and obtaining geometry of a three-dimensional (3D) original object based on the geometry data. The method may further include computing, in camera space, visual quality…

DETECTION OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTERS

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170086027
Techniques for locating a power transmission unit (PTU) in a system, method, and apparatus are described herein. For example, an apparatus may include a power detector to detect a low battery condition of the apparatus. The apparatus may also include a PTU locator to perform a PTU scan in response to the low battery condition, the PTU scan to identify a location of the PTU. The apparatus may also further include a PTU location displayer to display a location of the PTU based on the…