Intel Patent Grants

Electronic device having circuit board as chassis

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690322
An electronic device may be provided that includes a first housing. The first housing may include a plurality of electronic components, and a circuit board having a first surface and a second surface. At least one of the electronic components may be provided on the second surface of the circuit board. The circuit board may be configured as a chassis of the first housing.

Adaptive visual output based on change in distance of a mobile device to a user

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690334
Systems, storage medium, and methods associated with adaptive visual output on a mobile device are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a storage medium may have instructions to enable the mobile device to determine a change in a distance between the mobile device and a user of the mobile device. The instruction may also enable the mobile device to operate an end-user application that may adaptively present a visual output based at least in part on a result of the change in the distance.…

System and method for adaptive thermal and performance management in electronic devices

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690340
A system and method for adaptive thermal and performance management in electronic devices are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: providing a processor with a plurality of selectable performance levels and a sensor in an electronic device; receiving sensor information from the sensor, the sensor information including information for determining if the electronic device is positioned proximately to an active airflow; determining a device context from the sensor information; and…

System and method for initiating a reduced power mode for one or more functional blocks of a processor based on various types of mode request

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690353
In an embodiment, a processor includes at least one functional block and a central power controller. The at least one functional block may include at least one block component and block power logic. The block power logic may be to: receive a first request to initiate a first reduced power mode in the at least one functional block, and in response to the first request, send a notification signal to a central power controller. The central power controller may be to, in response to the…

Recovery from multiple data errors

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690640
Mechanisms for handling multiple data errors that occur simultaneously are provided. A processing device may determine whether multiple data errors occur in memory locations that are within a range of memory locations. If the multiple memory locations are within the range of memory locations, the processing device may continue with a recovery process. If one of the multiple memory locations is outside of the range of memory locations, the processing device may halt the recovery process.

Detection and handling of virtual network appliance failures

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690683
In one aspect, a method is implemented on a host platform on which a hypervisor (aka Virtual Machine Manager) and a plurality of virtual machines (VMs) are running, the plurality of VMs collectively hosting a plurality of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and/or Network Function Virtualization (NFV) appliances that are communicatively coupled via a virtual network. A software-based entity running on the host platform is configured to monitor the plurality of virtual network appliances to…

Paging in secure enclaves

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690704
Embodiments of an invention for paging in secure enclaves are disclosed. In one embodiment, a processor includes an instruction unit and an execution unit. The instruction unit is to receive a first instruction. The execution unit is to execute the first instruction, wherein execution of the first instruction includes evicting a first page from an enclave page cache.

Changing cache ownership in clustered multiprocessor

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690706
Resolving coherency issues inherent in sharing distributed cache is described. A chip multiprocessor may include at least first and second processing clusters, each having multiple cores of a processor, multiple cache slices co-located with the multiple cores, and a memory controller (MC). The processor stores directory information in a memory coupled to the processor to indicate cluster cache ownership of a first address space to the first cluster. In response to a request to change the…

Dynamic application of error correction code (ECC) based on error type

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691505
Error correction in a memory subsystem includes determining whether an error is a transient error or a persistent error, and adjusting an approach to ECC (error checking and correction) based on error type. The type of error can be determined by a built in self-test. If the error is a persistent error, the memory controller can perform in erasure mode, including correcting an erasure for an identified error location prior to applying an ECC correction algorithm. Otherwise, if the error…

Package MEMS switch and method

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691579
An electronic device and methods including a switch formed in a chip package are shown. An electronic device and methods including a switch formed in a polymer based dielectric are shown. Examples of switches shown include microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structures, such as cantilever switches and/or shunt switches.

Epitaxial wafer and a method of manufacturing thereof

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691632
An epitaxial wafer comprises a silicon substrate wafer having first and second sides, and a silicon epitaxial layer deposited on the first side, and optionally one or more additional epitaxial layers on top of the silicon epitaxial layer, at least one of the silicon epitaxial layer or at least one of the one or more additional epitaxial layers being doped with nitrogen at a concentration of 1×1016 atoms/cm3 or more and 1×1020 atoms/cm3 or less. The epitaxial wafer is produced by…

Interconnect wires including relatively low resistivity cores

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691657
A dielectric layer and a method of forming thereof. An opening defined in a dielectric layer and a wire deposited within the opening, wherein the wire includes a core material surrounded by a jacket material, wherein the jacket material exhibits a first resistivity ?1 and the core material exhibits a second resistivity ?2 and ?2 is less than ?1.

Systems and methods for smart wireless charging

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692250
Systems and methods for power distribution allocation are provided. A system may establish a first wireless connection between the system and a first mobile device. The system may receive a first charge request from the first mobile device comprising first mobile device information, and may identify charging system policies based at least in part on the first charge request. The system may determine a first charge program for the first mobile device based at least in part on the first…

Apparatus, system and method of wireless power transfer

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692251
Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of wireless power transfer. For example, a Wireless Power Receiver (WPR) may include a rectifier to convert a wireless charging signal received from Wireless Power Transmitter (WPT into a Direct Current (DC) power signal; a voltage regulator to regulate a voltage of the DC power signal according to a voltage range; a bypass path to bypass the voltage regulator; and a bypass controller to select between directing…

Dynamic wireless power control

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692260
In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, devices and methods are disclosed that include measuring, at a transmitter, a reflected power level corresponding to a specific transmit power level, and setting the transmit power to an operational level. At the transmitter, a new operational level of the transmit power may be determined, for example, by selecting at least one trial transmit power level, and based on reflected power levels measured corresponding to the operational…

Envelope tracking path delay fine tuning and calibration

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692366
A power amplifier of an envelope tracking system is configured to generate an output power with a variable supply voltage that is generated in an envelope tracking path. A signal generation/processing path receives an input signal and processes the input signal to the power amplifier in a main signal processing path. A delay component is configured to generate a delay to the envelope tracking path with respect to the signal generation path. A feedback path is configured to generate a…

Procedures to provision and attach a cellular internet of things device to a cloud service provider

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693178
A cellular IoT (CIoT) device can comprise a coverage and/or processing constrained device e.g., devices operating primarily MTC or M2M (e.g., sensor devices, controller devices, etc.). These devices can have limited or no user interface, and can be used for machines or devices with little mobility. CIoT devices can be deployed in usage scenarios such as home automation (e.g., security, appliances, energy packages, etc.), industry automation, and smart cities with low-power devices (e.g.,…

Detection of wireless power transmitters

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693196
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…

Licensed shared access spectrum allocation

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693236
A technology that is operable to release a licensed shared access (LSA) spectrum allocation in a communications network is disclosed. In one embodiment, an evolved node B (eNode B) is configured with circuitry configured to receive, from a spectrum release module located in an evolved packet core (EPC) of the communications network, a spectrum release message requesting the eNode B release one or more selected segments of an LSA spectrum. LSA spectrum release parameters are evaluated for…

Adaptive cell range expansion mechanisms for LTE cells

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9693271
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to devices and methods that provide adaptive CRE-based offset parameters that take into account the speed of a UE and that take into account the DL/UL traffic balance being experienced by the UE. For example, if the speed of a UE is greater than the predefined speed, the UE utilizes an adaptive CRE-based offset parameter that has a low value or is equal to zero. Similarly, if the balance of downlink/uplink traffic being experienced by a UE is mainly…