Intel Patent Grants

Electrocardiograph (ECG) signal processing

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9629564
Technology for processing an electrocardiograph (ECG) signal is disclosed. The ECG signal can be identified, wherein the ECG signal is affected by baseline wander noise. Signal processing can be performed on the ECG signal affected by baseline wander noise in order to determine a start time and an end time for individual waveforms in the ECG signal affected by baseline wander noise. Features for the individual waveforms in the ECG signal can be extracted, wherein the features indicate…

Self-aligned nanogap fabrication

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630175
Disclosed herein is a method comprising: depositing a second electrode of each of a plurality of electrode pairs onto a substrate, through an opening of one or more resist layers; depositing a strip of a sacrificial layer directly on the second electrode through the same opening of the one or more resist layer; depositing a first electrode of each of the plurality of electrode pairs directly on the strip of the sacrificial layer through the same opening of the one or more resist layer;…

Method and apparatus for efficient scheduling for asymmetrical execution units

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632825
A method for performing instruction scheduling in an out-of-order microprocessor pipeline is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a first set of instructions to dispatch from a scheduler to an execution module, wherein the execution module comprises two types of execution units. The first type of execution unit executes both a first and a second type of instruction and the second type of execution unit executes only the second type. Next, the method comprises selecting a second set…

Error handling in transactional buffered memory

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632862
Data is sent from a memory buffer device to a host device over a link. An error in the data is determined. A read response cancellation signal is sent to the host device to indicate the error to the host device, where the read response cancellation signal is to be sent subsequent to the data being sent from the memory buffer device to the host device.

Apparatus, system and method for a common unified debug architecture for integrated circuits and SoCs

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632895
A system and method for a common unified debug architecture for integrated circuits and System on Chips (SoCs) are provided. A system consistent with the present disclosure may comprise of an integrated circuit or SoC which includes a display port, plurality of logic blocks, and debug logic. The debug logic may receive debug data from one or more of the plurality of logic blocks in response to the integrated circuit or SoC operating in a debug mode. In addition, control logic coupled to…

Tracking deferred data packets in a debug trace architecture

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632907
A processing device implementing tracking of deferred data packets in a debug trace architecture is disclosed. The processing device is to determine an order number corresponding to an order in which an instruction was executed relative to other executed instructions that correspond to an instruction type within a sequence of executed instructions, identify a first data packet corresponding to a first packet type and sequentially ordered, according to the order number, with respect to…

Systems and methods for acquiring data for loads at different access times from hierarchical sources using a load queue as a temporary storage buffer and completing the load early

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632947
A method for acquiring cache line data associated with a load from respective hierarchical cache data storage components. As a part of the method, a store queue is accessed for one or more portions of a cache line associated with a load, and, if the one or more portions of the cache line is held in the store queue, the one or more portions of the cache line is stored in a load queue location associated with the load. The load is completed if the one or more portions of the cache line…

Compositor support for graphics functions

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633410
Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with operating a graphics application are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a general purpose processor, a graphics processor, and memory configured to hold a graphics commands buffer and a compositor command buffer. The apparatus may further include a compositor configured to: insert a plurality of viewport commands associated with a plurality of graphics functions into the compositor command buffer, and copy a…

Adaptive control for denoise filtering

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633416
Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described below including operations for adaptive control for denoise filtering.

Resolving multi-sampled anti-aliasing buffers into single sampled buffers

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633452
The resolve operation in multi-sampled anti-aliasing may be avoided on a per pixel basis if all subsamples are determined to have the same color and the same storage is used for the resolved image as for one of the subsample planes.

User gesture driven avatar apparatus and method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633463
Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with animating and rendering an avatar are disclosed herein. In embodiments, the apparatus may include a gesture tracker and an animation engine. The gesture tracker may be configured to detect and track a user gesture that corresponds to a canned facial expression, the user gesture including a duration component corresponding to a duration the canned facial expression is to be animated. Further, the gesture tracker may be configured to…

Multi-user sensor-based interactions

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633622
Disclosed in some examples are methods systems and machine readable mediums in which actions or states of a first user (e.g., natural interactions) having a first corresponding computing device are observed by a sensor on a second computing device corresponding to a second user. A notification describing the observed actions or states of a first user may be shared across a network with the first corresponding computing device. In this way, the first computing device may be provided with…

Push-pull driver, a transmitter, a receiver, a transceiver, an integrated circuit, a method for generating a signal at an output

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634666
A push-pull driver according to an example includes a push stage coupled via a first coupling capacitor to an output of the push-pull driver and a pull stage coupled via a second coupling capacitor to the output of the push-pull driver. Using an example may allow to improve a trade-off between saving energy, an overall complexity of a corresponding implementation, a robust and reliable operation and other parameters and design goals.

Techniques to manage channel prediction

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634742
A system, apparatus, method and article to manage channel prediction for a wireless communication system are described. The apparatus may include a media access control processor to perform channel prediction, and a transceiver to communicate information using the channel prediction. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Configurable constellation mapping to control spectral efficiency versus signal-to-noise ratio

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634795
Mixed mode constellation mapping to map a data block to a block of sub-carriers based on a configurable set of one or more constellation mapping schemes, and corresponding mixed mode least likelihood ratio (LLR) de-mapping based on the configurable set of one or more modulation schemes. The set may be configurable to include multiple modulation schemes to provide to a SEvSNR measure that is a non-weighted or weighted average of SEvSNR measures of the multiple modulation schemes. Mixed…

Enhancements to wireless networks to support short message service (SMS) communication in the packet switched domain

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634810
Technology for communicating a short message service (SMS) communication in a packet switched (PS) domain of a serving general packet radio service (GPRS) support node SGSN in a Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN). In one embodiment, a PS support module is configured to receive a request message from a mobile station (MS), the request message including an Additional Update Type information element (IE), the Additional Update Type IE including information to indicate that…

On-line signup and provisioning of certificate credentials for wireless devices

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635555
Embodiments of a mobile device and method for secure online sign-up and provisioning of credentials for Wi-Fi hotspots are generally described herein. In some embodiments, provisioning occurs using a service set identifier (SSID) to associate with a hotspot and retrieve a virtual LAN (VLAN) identifier. The VLAN identifier is used to complete the signup and provisioning process. In some embodiments, a hotspot may implement a primary SSID and a dependent SSID. The mobile device associates…

Reliability for location services

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635557
A system for determining reliability for location resources. A device may be configured to determine device location based on location information received from a location information source, the device including secure systems configured to provide a reliability rating of the location information source. The secure systems may be configured to compare a device location based on the location information to a secondary device location based on secondary information to determine the…

Communication devices and methods for network signaling

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635567
A communication device is described comprising a detector configured to detect, based on the reception of radio signals from another communication device, whether the other communication device is operating as a relay communication device in a radio cell associated with the communication device and a signaling circuit configured to signal to a communication terminal that the other communication device is operating as a relay communication device if it has been detected that the other…

Systems and methods for signaling in an increased carrier monitoring wireless communication environment

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635574
Systems and methods for signaling in an increased carrier monitoring wireless communication environment are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a user equipment (UE) may include control circuitry to configure the UE for increased carrier monitoring; determine, based on a first signal received from a network apparatus, whether a reduced performance group carrier is configured; determine, based on a second signal received from the network apparatus, whether a scaling factor is…