Intel Patent Grants

Disabling a command associated with a memory device

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740433
In an embodiment, a memory device may contain device processing logic and a mode register. The mode register may a register that may specify a mode of operation of the memory device. A field in the mode register may hold a value that may indicate whether a command associated with the memory device is disabled. The value may be held in the field until either the memory device is power-cycled or reset. The device processing logic may acquire an instance of the command. The device…

Mechanism to adapt garbage collection resource allocation in a solid state drive

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740437
Methods and apparatus related to a mechanism for quickly adapting garbage collection resource allocation for an incoming I/O (Input/Output) workload are described. In one embodiment, non-volatile memory stores data corresponding to a first workload and a second workload. Allocation of one or more resources in the non-volatile memory is determined based at least in part on a determination of an average validity of one or more blocks, where the one or more candidate bands are to be…

Processor-based apparatus and method for processing bit streams using bit-oriented instructions through byte-oriented storage

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740484
An apparatus and method are described for processing bit streams using bit-oriented instructions. For example, a method according to one embodiment includes the operations of: executing an instruction to get bits for an operation, the instruction identifying a start bit address and a number of bits to be retrieved; retrieving the bits identified by the start bit address and number of bits from a bit-oriented register or cache; and performing a sequence of specified bit operations on the…

Instruction and logic for processing text strings

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740489
Method, apparatus, and program for performing a comparison operation. The apparatus includes execution resources to execute a first instruction. In response to the first instruction, the execution resources store a result of a comparison between valid data element of a first and second operand.

Early identification in transactional buffered memory

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740646
A sequence of read returns are to be sent to a host device over a transactional buffered memory interface, where the sequence includes at least a first read return to a first read request and a second read return to a second read request. A tracker identifier of the second read return is encoded in the first read return and the first read return is sent with the tracker identifier of the second read return to the host device. The second read return is sent to the host device after the…

Control messaging in multislot link layer flit

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740654
A link layer control message is generated and included in a flit that is to be sent over a serial data link to a device. The flits sent over the data link are to include a plurality of slots. Control messages can include, in some aspects, a viral alert message, a poison alert message, a credit return message, and acknowledgements.

Method and system of automatic speech recognition with dynamic vocabularies

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740678
A system, article, and method of automatic speech recognition with dynamic vocabularies is described herein.

System and method of organizing and editing metadata

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740774
In the metadata organization system a metadata classification module dynamically reads metadata organization information, such as, for example, metadata field information, metadata display set information, and metadata category grouping information, from the metadata organization database, reads metadata from a metadata database, and organizes the metadata for display to a user in a graphical user interface. In the graphical user interface, a user may add, delete, and/or modify the…

Methods to form high density through-mold interconnections

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741692
Methods of fabricating a microelectronic device comprising forming a microelectronic substrate having a plurality microelectronic device attachment bond pads and at least one interconnection bond pad formed in and/or on an active surface thereof, attaching a microelectronic device to the plurality of microelectronic device attachment bond pads, forming a mold chase having a mold body and at least one projection extending from the mold body, wherein the at least one projection includes at…

Low leakage non-planar access transistor for embedded dynamic random access memory (eDRAM)

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741721
Low leakage non-planar access transistors for embedded dynamic random access memory (eDRAM) and methods of fabricating low leakage non-planar access transistors for eDRAM are described. For example, a semiconductor device includes a semiconductor fin disposed above a substrate and including a narrow fin region disposed between two wide fin regions. A gate electrode stack is disposed conformal with the narrow fin region of the semiconductor fin, the gate electrode stack including a gate…

Memory devices and systems having reduced bit line to drain select gate shorting and associated methods

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741734
3D NAND memory devices and systems having reduced bit line to drain select gate shorting, including associated methods, are provided and described.

Nonplanar device with thinned lower body portion and method of fabrication

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9741809
A nonplanar semiconductor device having a semiconductor body formed on an insulating layer of a substrate. The semiconductor body has a top surface opposite a bottom surface formed on the insulating layer and a pair of laterally opposite sidewalls wherein the distance between the laterally opposite sidewalls at the top surface is greater than at the bottom surface. A gate dielectric layer is formed on the top surface of the semiconductor body and on the sidewalls of the semiconductor…

Authenticated time-of-flight indoor positioning systems and methods

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9742737
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to testing tools for devices. In some embodiments, a plurality of public keys may be received from a server via a secured network connection where each of the plurality of keys corresponds to a respective private key associated with an access point. A time-of-flight (ToF) measurement protocol may be initiated with one or more access points. Data generated by ToF measurement protocol with the one or more…

Technologies for secure personalization of a security monitoring virtual network function

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9742790
Technologies for secure personalization of a security monitoring virtual network function (VNF) in a network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture include various security monitoring components, including a NFV security services controller, a VNF manager, and a security monitoring VNF. The security monitoring VNF is configured to receive provisioning data from the NFV security services controller and perform a mutually authenticated key exchange procedure using at least a portion…

Multimode multicarrier modem system and method of communication over the same

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9742925
An alternative approach to coping with the ever increasing demand for faster communications hardware is to design modems that are capable of operating its speeds at a higher data rate than a speed required for a single port of the standard communication rate for that modem. Basically, by utilizing a resource manager, that directs the data in and out of the various portions of the modem in an orderly manner, keeping track of which of the ports is being operated at any given point in time,…

Techniques for improved focusing of camera arrays

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9743016
Techniques for improved focusing of camera arrays are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and an imaging management module, and the imaging management module may be operable by the processor circuit to determine, for each of a plurality of candidate displacement factors for an image array comprising a plurality of images, a corresponding sharpness, determine an optimal displacement factor comprising a candidate displacement factor…

Dynamic patterned resource allocation in a wireless network

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9743393
Devices and techniques for dynamic patterned resource allocation in a wireless network are described herein. Components of a wireless station may obtain a set of dynamic patterns, where members of the set define a sequence of resource units for the wireless network. The components may receive a data unit from an access point of the wireless network, the data unit including a group designation for the wireless station. The components may select one of the set of dynamic patterns based on…

Methods and arrangements to signal short interframe spaces

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9743399
Generally, embodiments to enable, indicate and detect Short Interframe Space (SIFS) of different time durations, a short (or small) SIFS which is shorter in duration than a regular SIFS, are described herein. Embodiments may comprise logic such as hardware and/or code to signal a short SIFS or a regular SIFS by setting or clearing a bit of a management frame transmitted by a station to an access point during the network association process, or by setting or clearing a bit in the SIG…

On the definition of the resource block in OFDMA/UL MU-MIMO in HEW

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9743406
Techniques for resource block allocation in a multi-user MIMO High Efficiency WLAN system are provided. Specifically, teachings that when taken alone or together, provide a device or a group of devices with an improved resource allocation for the reduction of usable tone waste, are presented. The present disclosure includes a system that provides a user with a technique allocating data tones prior to the encapsulation unit or overhead tones on a resource block unit. Further, the total…

Multiband central controller and method for multiband network operations

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9743407
Embodiments of a multiband central controller, a multiband communication station and methods for multiband network operations are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the central controller may be configured for multiband operations within non-coextensive frequency bands. The central controller may transmit a response frame to a receiving station that includes two or more multiband elements. Each multiband element includes a basic service set identification (BSSID) and may…