Intel Patent Grants

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Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: D792392

Adaptive integrity verification of software using integrity manifest of pre-defined authorized software listing

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710293
Systems and methods are described herein that discuss how a computing platform executing a virtualized environment, in one example, can be integrity verified adaptively and on demand. This may occur at initial runtime, as well as during continued operations, and allows the platform user to install software from various vendors without sacrificing the integrity measurement and therefore the trustworthiness of the platform.

Delay-compensated error indication signal

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710323
A memory subsystem has multiple memory devices coupled to a command/address line and an error alert line, the error alert line delay-compensated to provide deterministic alert signal timing. The command/address line and the error alert line are connected between the memory devices and a memory controller that manages the memory devices. The command/address line is driven by the memory controller, and the error alert line is driven by the memory devices.

Managing shared cache by multi-core processor

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710380
Systems and methods for managing shared cache by multi-core processor. An example processing system comprises: a plurality of processing cores, each processing core communicatively coupled to a last level cache (LLC) slice; and a cache control logic coupled to the plurality of processing cores, the cache control logic configured to perform one of: making an LLC slice of an inactive processing core available to an active processing core or power gating the LLC slice, based on estimating…

Method and apparatus for accessing physical memory from a CPU or processing element in a high performance manner

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710385
A method and apparatus is described herein for accessing a physical memory location referenced by a physical address with a processor. The processor fetches/receives instructions with references to virtual memory addresses and/or references to physical addresses. Translation logic translates the virtual memory addresses to physical addresses and provides the physical addresses to a common interface. Physical addressing logic decodes references to physical addresses and provides the…

Low cost low overhead serial interface for power management and other ICs

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710422
Methods and apparatus relating to low cost and/or low overhead serial interface for power management and other IC (Integrated Circuit) devices are described. In an embodiment, a unique address is assigned to each of a plurality of slave devices. The plurality of slave devices are coupled in a daisy chain configuration. And, any access directed at a first slave device from the plurality of slave devices is allowed based at least in part on comparison of an address of the first slave…

Real-time natural language processing of datastreams

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710461
Systems and methods for identifying and locating related content using natural language processing are generally disclosed herein. One embodiment includes an HTML5/JavaScript user interface configured to execute scripting commands to perform natural language processing and related content searches, and to provide a dynamic interface that enables both user-interactive and automatic methods of obtaining and displaying related content. The natural language processing may extract one or more…

Method and apparatus for conducting context sensitive search with intelligent user interaction from within a media experience

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710545
In some embodiments, the invention involves context based search engine using a user selected term within a media experience. A natural language processor module is configured to provide context based keywords related to the search term and from within the media experience. In some embodiments, a proximity based statistical analysis is used to derive the keywords. The keywords are provided to at least one content browser or other search engine(s) to effect the search. In some…

Digital rights management handler and related methods

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710620
A system and method of providing universal digital rights management system protection is described. One feature of the invention concerns systems and methods for repackaging and securing data packaged under any file format type, compression technique, or digital rights management system. Another feature of the invention is directed to systems and methods for securing data by providing scalability through the use of modular data manipulation software objects.

Direct plasma densification process and semiconductor devices

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711399
An aspect of the present disclosure relates to a method of forming a barrier layer on a semiconductor device. The method includes placing a substrate into a reaction chamber and depositing a barrier layer over the substrate. The barrier layer includes a metal and a non-metal and the barrier layer exhibits an as-deposited thickness of 4 nm or less. The method further includes densifying the barrier layer by forming plasma from a gas proximate to said barrier layer and reducing the…

Semiconductor device having a necked semiconductor body and method of forming semiconductor bodies of varying width

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711410
Semiconductor devices having necked semiconductor bodies and methods of forming semiconductor bodies of varying width are described. For example, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body disposed above a substrate. A gate electrode stack is disposed over a portion of the semiconductor body to define a channel region in the semiconductor body under the gate electrode stack. Source and drain regions are defined in the semiconductor body on either side of the gate electrode…

Dual-sided die packages

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711428
An apparatus including a die, a first side of the die including a first type of system level contact points and a second side including a second type of contact points; and a package substrate coupled to the die and the second side of the die. An apparatus including a die, a first side of the die including a plurality of system level logic contact points and a second side including a second plurality of system level power contact points. A method including coupling one of a first type of…

Reduced PTH pad for enabling core routing and substrate layer count reduction

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711441
Embodiments are directed to semiconductor packaging having reduced sized plated through hole (PTH) pads by eliminating the margin of the pad-to-PTH alignment and enabling finer traces on the core of the substrate.

Employing power over ethernet for auxiliary power in computer systems

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712337
Methods and apparatus for implementing Power over Ethernet (PoE) for auxiliary power in computer systems. Under aspects of the methods, one or more voltage inputs comprising standard power input is employed by a power control component in a network interface in an apparatus such as a network adaptor board, a System on a Chip (SoC), computer server or server blade to supply power to a network controller on the apparatus when the apparatus is operating at a normal power state. To enable…

Scalable network apparatus for content based switching or validation acceleration

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712505
A network apparatus is provided that may include one or more security accelerators. The network apparatus also includes a plurality of network units cascaded together. According to one embodiment, the plurality of network units comprise a plurality of content based message directors, each to route or direct received messages to one of a plurality of application servers based upon the application data in the message. According to another embodiment, the plurality of network units comprise…

One-touch device personalization

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712508
Technologies for one-touch device personalization include at least two mobile computing devices configured to communicate with a personalization server. The first mobile computing device tracks changes to device personalization data and backs up the personalization data to the personalization server. The personalization server associates the personalization data to authenticated user credentials. The personalization server may store the personalization data in an…

Range based user identification and profile determination

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9712527
An embodiment includes a main compute node that detects the physical presence of a first user and subsequently loads a profile for the first user. The main compute node may detect the first user's presence based on detecting a first compute node corresponding to the first user. For example, the main compute node may be a desktop computer that detects the presence of the first user's Smart phone, which is nearby the first user. The main compute node may unload the first user's profile…

Communication terminal and method for communicating data

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9713054
A communication terminal is described having a first transceiver configured to provide a first communication channel via a first radio access network, a second transceiver configured to provide a second communication channel via a second radio access network, a size threshold determiner configured to determine a size threshold based on a limit for an average delay of data communications, a size determiner configured to determine a size of data to be communicated, a selector configured to…

Cell positioning in cellular network

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9713073
An apparatus, a system and a method for configuring a User Equipment (UE) position. For example, a UE may be configured to receive a cell ID parameter and a cell size parameter, to configure a cell position based on the cell ID, and to configure the UE position based on the cell size. The UE may be configured, for example, to connect to Access points (APs) of a Wireless local Area Network (WLAN) in its close vicinity, e.g., based on the determined position of the UE.

Device-to-device assisted positioning in wireless cellular technologies

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9713117
The position of User Equipment (UE) may be determined based on information communicated through direct UE-to-UE communications to obtain additional measurements of position metrics that can be used to determine relative or absolute positions of the UE. In one implementation, a UE may receive, via a direct connection with a second UE, a positioning reference signal from which timing information, relating to distance between the UE and second UE, is derivable; determine, based on the…