Intel Patent Grants

Systems, methods, and apparatus for identifying an occupant of a vehicle

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9573541
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for identifying an occupant of a vehicle. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for identifying an occupant of a vehicle. The method includes receiving a primary identification (ID) input and one or more secondary ID inputs, wherein the primary ID input comprises identification token information; retrieving cluster information based at least on the primary ID input;…

Enabling an aluminum heat exchanger with a working fluid

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9574832
In one embodiment, a heat exchanger may be formed using a corrosion-resistant aluminum material to enable usage of water as a working fluid for the exchanger. In one embodiment, the exchanger may have an aluminum substrate with multiple treated layers formed thereon. A first treated layer corresponds to a hydrated aluminum oxide layer, and a second treated layer corresponds to a mono-layer organic molecule layer. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Active optical cable assembly

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575269
Described are embodiments of apparatuses and systems of an active optical cable assembly including a connector plug configured to resist stress to optical fibers of the cable assembly. The connector plug may include a light engine mounted on a substrate, a jumper mounted on the substrate and configured to convey optical signals between an optical fiber and the light engine, and a fiber holder assembly configured to constrain motion of the optical fiber, the fiber holder assembly…

Solid state LIDAR circuit with waveguides tunable to separate phase offsets

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575341
A solid state photonics circuit having a liquid crystal (LC) layer for beam steering. The LC layer can provide tuning of an array of waveguides by controlling the application of voltage to the liquid crystal. The application of voltage to the liquid crystal can be controlled to perform beam steering with the light signal based on different tuning in each of the waveguides of the array. The waveguides are disposed in a substrate having an oxide or other insulating layer with an opening.…

Coalescing adjacent gather/scatter operations

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575765
According to one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction decoder to decode a first instruction to gather data elements from memory, the first instruction having a first operand specifying a first storage location and a second operand specifying a first memory address storing a plurality of data elements. The processor further includes an execution unit coupled to the instruction decoder, in response to the first instruction, to read contiguous a first and a second of the data…

Causing an interrupt based on event count

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575766
Some implementations provide techniques and arrangements for causing an interrupt in a processor in response to an occurrence of a number of events. A first event counter counts the occurrences of a type of event within the processor and outputs a signal to activate a second event counter in response to reaching a first predefined count. The second event counter counts the occurrences of the type of event within the processor and causes an interrupt of the processor in response to…

Monitoring accesses of a thread to multiple memory controllers and selecting a thread processor for the thread based on the monitoring

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575806
A method of an aspect includes running a plurality of threads on a plurality of thread processors. Memory accesses, of a thread of the plurality that is running on a first thread processor of the plurality, are monitored to both a first memory through a first memory controller and a second memory through a second memory controller. A second thread processor of the plurality is selected for a thread based on the monitoring of the memory accesses of the thread to both the first memory and…

Processing accelerator with queue threads and methods therefor

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575807
Techniques related to a processing accelerator with queue threads are described herein.

Accelerated data recovery in a storage system

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575853
One embodiment provides a storage system. The storage system includes storage system control logic to identify at least one target storage device in response to detection of a failed storage device, request a state of a target device logical block address (LBA) from each of the at least one target storage device, and read data associated with a mapped device LBA from each target storage device and write the data to at least one replacement storage device. Another embodiment provides a…

Apparatus of wireless gigabit display extension (WDE) device

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575863
In accordance with some embodiments, a DisplayPort control plane may be supported over a Wireless Gigabit Alliance or other wireless air interface. Some embodiments may efficiently optimize the amount of wireless bandwidth needed to accomplish tasks.

Integrated circuit assembly that includes stacked dice

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9576942
An integrated circuit assembly that includes a substrate; a member formed on the substrate; a first die mounted to the substrate within an opening in the member such that there is space between the first die and the member and the member surrounds the first die, and wherein the first die does not extend above an upper surface of the member; an underfill between the first the die and the substrate, wherein the underfill at least partially fills the space between the die and member; and a…

Semiconductor structure having a capacitor and metal wiring integrated in a same dielectric layer

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577030
Semiconductor structures having capacitors and metal wiring integrated in a same dielectric layer are described. For example, a semiconductor structure includes a plurality of semiconductor devices disposed in or above a substrate. One or more dielectric layers are disposed above the plurality of semiconductor devices. Metal wiring is disposed in each of the dielectric layers. The metal wiring is electrically coupled to one or more of the semiconductor devices. A metal-insulator-metal…

Semiconductor device contacts

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577057
Techniques are disclosed for forming contacts in silicon semiconductor devices. In some embodiments, a transition layer forms a non-reactive interface with the silicon semiconductor contact surface. In some such cases, a conductive material provides the contacts and the material forming a non-reactive interface with the silicon surface. In other cases, a thin semiconducting or insulating layer provides the non-reactive interface with the silicon surface and is coupled to conductive…

Piezoresistive resonator with multi-gate transistor

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577060
An embodiment includes a first nonplanar transistor including a first fin that includes first source and drain nodes, and a first channel between the first source and drain nodes; a second nonplanar transistor including a second fin that includes second source and drain nodes, and a second channel between the second source and drain nodes; a nonplanar gate on the first fin between the first source and drain nodes and on the second fin between the second source and drain nodes; and first…

Thermal management structure for low-power nonvolatile filamentary switch

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577190
Heat-trapping bulk layers or thermal-boundary film stacks are formed between a heat-assisted active layer and an associated electrode to confine such transient heat to the active layer in a heat-assisted device (e.g., certain types of resistance-switching and selector elements used in non-volatile memory. Preferably, the heat-trapping layers or thermal-boundary stacks are electrically conductive while being thermally insulating or reflective. Heat-trapping layers use bulk absorption and…

Wireless device, method, and computer readable media for signaling a resource allocation in a high-efficiency signal field

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577799
Wireless device, computer readable medium, and methods for signaling a resource allocation in a high-efficiency (HE) signal field are disclosed. A HE wireless local area network (HEW) device may include circuitry configured to: generate a HE signal (HE-SIG) field comprising one or more resource allocations each comprising an identical allocation subfield, an allocation or no allocation subfield, if the identical allocation subfield indicates the resource allocation is not identical, an…

Determination of a suitable target for an initiator by a control plane processor

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577953
A first computational device receives a response generated by a second computational device for a third computational device. A target that is suitable for use by the third computational device is determined. The response is transmitted with an address of the target to the third computational device.

Technologies for secure bootstrapping of virtual network functions

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9578008
Technologies for bootstrapping virtual network functions in a network functions virtualization (NFV) network architecture include a virtual network function (VNF) bootstrap service (VBS) in secure network communication with a VBS agent of a VNF instance. The VBS agent is configured to execute a secure VNF bootstrap capture protocol in the NFV network architecture. Accordingly, the VBS agent can be configured to register with the VBS via secure communications transmitted between the VBS…

Allowing varied device access based on different levels of unlocking mechanisms

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9578037
Systems and methods may provide for receiving runtime input from one or more unlock interfaces of a device and selecting a level of access with regard to the device from a plurality of levels of access based on the runtime input. The selected level of access may have an associated security policy, wherein an authentication of the runtime input may be conducted based on the associated security policy. In one example, one or more cryptographic keys are used to place the device in an…

Managing traffic flow on a network path

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9578281
A network device determines the traffic specification values based on the session values that represent the application parameters of an application, which is provided differentiated service levels. A user of the network device may provide and/or choose the session values. The network device may generate one or more streams corresponding to a plurality of the applications. Each stream may comprise one or more traffic instances. The network device may assign a priority value to each…