Intel Patent Grants

Smart flexible display

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547339
In one example an electronic device, comprises a base section and a display connectable to the base section and comprising a flexible emissive projection display (EPD) layer, and an electroactive polymer (EAP) structure coupled to the EPD layer. Other examples may be described.

Context aware power management for graphics devices

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547356
Systems, apparatus and methods are described related to context aware power management for graphics devices.

Sharing embedded hardware resources

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547497
Technologies for facilitating inter-system-on-a-chip (SoC) communication include a first SoC, a second SoC, and a dedicated manageability controller network. The first SoC includes a first main processor, a first manageability controller, and a memory dedicated to the first manageability controller and having manageability controller firmware stored thereon. The first manageability controller is different from the first main processor and to control functions of the first SoC. The second…

Instructions to mark beginning and end of non transactional code region requiring write back to persistent storage

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547594
A processor in described having an interface to non-volatile random access memory and logic circuitry. The logic circuitry is to identify cache lines modified by a transaction which views the non-volatile random access memory as the transaction's persistence storage. The logic circuitry is also to identify cache lines modified by a software process other than a transaction that also views said non-volatile random access memory as persistence storage.

Peripheral protocol negotiation

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547615
Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve utilizing at least one of a peripheral protocol negotiation and a universal connector to determine a peripheral device protocol, and reconfiguring a computer device to accommodate that peripheral device protocol. Upon such a reconfiguration, the peripheral protocol negotiation may “step aside”, and one or more subsequent communications between a host computer and the peripheral device utilizing the peripheral device…

Providing a peripheral component interconnect (PCI)-compatible transaction level protocol for a system on a chip (SoC)

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547618
In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus having an adapter to communicate according to a personal computer (PC) protocol and a second protocol. A first interface coupled to the adapter is to perform address translation and ordering of transactions received from upstream of the adapter. The first interface is coupled in turn via one or more physical units to heterogeneous resources, each of which includes an intellectual property (IP) core and a shim, where the shim…

Technology for managing cloud storage

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547654
Described herein is technology for managing cloud storage. In particular, systems, devices and methods for managing cloud storage are described. In some embodiments, management of cloud storage may result in the designation of storage allocated to a first storage pool as obsolete, and the reallocation and/or reclamation of such storage to a second storage pool and/or a general cloud storage pool. Management may occur in accordance with one or more policies.

Reduced expansion thermal compression bonding process bond head

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548284
Embodiments of a thermal compression bonding process bond head and a method for producing a thermal compression bonding process bond head are disclosed. In some embodiments, the bond head includes a thermal compression bonding process heater and a cooling block coupled to the heater through an annular structure. The annular structure surrounds a lower portion of the cooling block and couples the cooling block to the heater such that there is no direct mechanical contact between the…

Heterogeneous semiconductor material integration techniques

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548320
Techniques are disclosed for heteroepitaxial growth of a layer of lattice-mismatched semiconductor material on an initial substrate, and transfer of a defect-free portion of that layer to a handle wafer or other suitable substrate for integration. In accordance with some embodiments, transfer may result in the presence of island-like oxide structures on the handle wafer/substrate, each having a defect-free island of the lattice-mismatched semiconductor material embedded within its upper…

Extreme high mobility CMOS logic

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548363
A CMOS device includes a PMOS transistor with a first quantum well structure and an NMOS device with a second quantum well structure. The PMOS and NMOS transistors are formed on a substrate.

Photovoltaic window

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548410
An apparatus for collecting solar energy, including a first panel, wherein the first panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 1 nm to 1,500 nm to pass through said panel and a second panel, wherein the second panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 410 nm to 650 nm to pass through said panel. A photovoltaic cell is disposed between the first panel and second panel, which includes a first electrode disposed…

Perpendicular MTJ stacks with magnetic anisotrophy enhancing layer and crystallization barrier layer

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548441
Magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ) suitable for spin transfer torque memory (STTM) devices, include perpendicular magnetic layers and one or more anisotropy enhancing layer(s) separated from a free magnetic layer by a crystallization barrier layer. In embodiments, an anisotropy enhancing layer improves perpendicular orientation of the free magnetic layer while the crystallization barrier improves tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) ratio with better alignment of crystalline texture of the free…

Conductive oxide random access memory (CORAM) cell and method of fabricating same

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548449
Conductive oxide random access memory (CORAM) cells and methods of fabricating CORAM cells are described. For example, a material layer stack for a memory element includes a first conductive electrode. An insulating layer is disposed on the first conductive oxide and has an opening with sidewalls therein that exposes a portion of the first conductive electrode. A conductive oxide layer is disposed in the opening, on the first conductive electrode and along the sidewalls of the opening. A…

Connector assembly for an electronic device

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548576
An electronic device includes an audio jack assembly that is to receive an audio input, wherein the audio jack assembly is provided concentrically with a circular recess of the electronic device, wherein the circular recess is within a hinge assembly of the electronic device, and wherein the audio jack assembly is in engagement with the hinge assembly.

Method and system of acoustic signal mixing

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549254
A system, article, and method of acoustic signal mixing comprises use of a total pair that is a count of the number of addition coefficients and subtraction coefficients in a mixture configuration and used with a function applied to a frame of acoustic samples to determine an outcome.

Wireless data transfer with improved transport mechanism selection

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549280
Generally, this disclosure describes devices, systems and methods for wireless data transfer with improved transport mechanism selection. The device may include a near field communication (NFC) circuit configured to initiate a data transfer between a first communication device and a second communication device; a Soft Access Point (Soft AP) data transport circuit configured to transfer data between the communication device and the second communication device; one or more additional data…

Geo-fence notification management

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549286
Embodiments for geo-fence notification management are generally described herein. A mobile device for geo-fence notification management may include a geo-location module to: determine a geographical location of the mobile device; and determine whether the mobile device is located in a geo-fenced area for longer than a threshold period of time; and a presentation module to present a notification on the mobile device when the mobile device is located in the geo-fenced area for longer than…

Power loading in MU-MIMO

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549378
Embodiments of a system and method for transmitting data from an access point in a multiple user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) system are provided. A first indication of signal quality (ISQ) is received at the access point from a first station and a second ISQ is received from a second station. The access point sets a first power level and a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for transmission of a first aggregated media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU) to…

Blind decoding for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH)

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549404
Technology for a user equipment (UE) configured for blind decoding downlink control information (DCI) from an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH). The UE can receive, from a base station, the EPDCCH that includes the DCI. The UE can attempt one or more times to decode the DCI from enhanced control channel elements (ECCE) of the EPDCCH from physical resource block (PRB) region candidates in a PRB set using a selected set of enhanced resource element group (EREG) index maps…

Network coverage hole detection

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549421
A technology for a user equipment (UE) that is operable to connect to a third generation partnership project (3GPP) long term evolution (LTE) cell in a cellular network. Logged minimization of drive test (MDT) measurements can be recorded at the UE at a selected rate when the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle mode in a first LTE cell in a cellular network. A change in a UE state of the RRC idle mode can be identified. The Logged MDT measurements can stop being recorded at the…