Intel Patent Grants

Intelligent power management for a multi-display mode enabled electronic device

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600055
Particular embodiments described herein provide an apparatus to control power consumption including logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to determine whether an electronic device is using an external display, determine whether a user input has been received by the electronic device within a predetermined time period when the electronic device is using the external display, and control power consumption by a display of the electronic device based at least in part on whether…

Enhancing power-performance efficiency in a computer system when bursts of activity occurs when operating in low power

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600058
Techniques described above may enhance the power-performance efficiency of a processor, SoC, or a computing system. Embodiments described here allow an increase in frequency of the clock signal to a peak frequency value in response to detecting an occurrence of a burst of high activity within the low processor utilization periods. A power management unit may accumulate the budget during the low or idle processor utilization periods and the level of activity of the burst of high activity…

Link power management in an I/O interconnect

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600060
Described are embodiments of methods, apparatuses, and systems for link power management in an I/O interconnect. An apparatus for link power management in an I/O interconnect of a computer apparatus may include a switching fabric having a first switch and a second switch, configured to simultaneously transport first data packets over a first path of a link between a port of the first switch and a port of the second switch and second data packets over a second path of the link. The…

Single capacitor multi-phase three-level buck voltage regulator

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600062
Methods and apparatus relating to a single capacitor multi-phase three-level buck Voltage Regulator (VR) are described. In an embodiment, voltage regulator logic includes a first phase portion and a second phase portion. The voltage regulator logic also includes a single capacitor coupled between switches of the first phase portion and the second phase portion. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.

No-locality hint vector memory access processors, methods, systems, and instructions

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600442
A processor of an aspect includes a plurality of packed data registers, and a decode unit to decode a no-locality hint vector memory access instruction. The no-locality hint vector memory access instruction to indicate a packed data register of the plurality of packed data registers that is to have a source packed memory indices. The source packed memory indices to have a plurality of memory indices. The no-locality hint vector memory access instruction is to provide a no-locality hint…

Hybrid mobile interactions for native apps and web apps

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600455
There is disclosed a system, including apparatus, methods and computer programs, for running native software applications (apps) and HTML5 web-based apps on a computing device, particularly a mobile computing device, in a multitasking mode of operation. In one embodiment, touch screen displays having one or more browsers are adapted to run one or more HTML5 apps, and receive input from hand gestures. One or more software modules execute on the operating system and are responsive to a…

Method of adaptive browsing for digital content

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600580
Providing adaptive visual browsing of digital content may be accomplished by presenting a scrolling ticker on a display for browsing of digital content available for viewing by a user of a processing system, the ticker having a plurality of items, each item including an image representing at least one of a content title and a content service provider; receiving a user input selection from a remote control device operated by the user, the user input selection selecting one of the ticker…

Provisioning location-based security policy

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9600670
In one embodiment, a system comprises: a processor including at least one core to execute instructions; a plurality of sensors, including a first sensor to determine location information regarding a location of the system; and a security engine to apply a security policy to the system. In this embodiment, the security engine includes a policy logic to determine one of a plurality of security policies to apply based at least in part on the location information, where the location…

Iterator register for structured memory

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601199
Loading data from a computer memory system is disclosed. A memory system is provided, wherein some or all data stored in the memory system is organized as one or more pointer-linked data structures. One or more iterator registers are provided. A first pointer chain is loaded, having two or more pointers leading to a first element of a selected pointer-linked data structure to a selected iterator register. A second pointer chain is loaded, having two or more pointers leading to a second…

Copper nanorod-based thermal interface material (TIM)

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601406
A copper nanorod thermal interface material (TIM) is described. The copper nanorod TIM includes a plurality of copper nanorods having a first end thermally coupled with a first surface, and a second end extending toward a second surface. A plurality of copper nanorod branches are formed on the second end. The copper nanorod branches are metallurgically bonded to a second surface. The first surface may be the back side of a die. The second surface may be a heat spread or a second die. The…

BBUL material integration in-plane with embedded die for warpage control

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601421
An apparatus including a die including a first side and an opposite second side including a device side with contact points and lateral sidewalls defining a thickness of the die; a primary core adjacent at least a pair of the lateral sidewalls of the die; and a build-up carrier coupled to the second side of the die, the build-up carrier including a plurality of alternating layers of conductive material and insulating material, wherein at least one of the layers of conductive material is…

Magnetic contacts

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601468
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to integrated circuit (IC) package assemblies with magnetic contacts, as well as corresponding fabrication methods and systems incorporating such magnetic contacts. A first IC substrate may have a first magnet coupled with a first electrical routing feature. A second IC substrate may have a second magnet coupled with a second electrical routing feature. The magnets may be embedded in the IC substrates and/or electrical routing features.…

Apparatus, method, and computer readable medium for high-efficiency wireless local-area network (HEW) signal field detection

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9602319
Apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media are disclosed. A STA to detect a HE SIG may be configured to detect the HE SIG based on at least one from the following group: a flipped reserved bit, a scrambled portion of the HE SIG, and a rotation of a signal constellation of the HE SIG different than legacy rotations of: a rotation of a first signal constellation and no rotation of a second signal constellation, and no rotation of the first signal constellation and a rotation of the…

Technologies for high-speed PCS supporting FEC block synchronization with alignment markers

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9602401
Technologies for high-speed data transmission include a network port logic having one or more communication lanes coupled to a forward error correction (FEC) sublayer and a physical coding sublayer (PCS). To transmit data, the PCS encodes the data to be transmitted into encoded data blocks using a 66 b/64 b line code and inserts alignment marker blocks after every 16,383 encoded data blocks. The FEC encodes the encoded data blocks into 80-block FEC codewords starting at a predefined…

General input/output architecture, protocol and related methods to implement flow control

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9602408
An enhanced general input/output communication architecture, protocol and related methods are presented.

Header replication in accelerated TCP (transport control protocol) stack processing

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9602443
In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method of this embodiment provides storing a packet header at a set of at least one page of memory allocated to storing packet headers, and storing the packet header and a packet payload at a location not in the set of at least one page of memory allocated to storing packet headers.

Apparatus, system and method of communicating in a data link group

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9602998
Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of communicating traffic to a plurality of wireless devices. For example, an apparatus may include logic and circuitry configured to cause a Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) device to communicate one or more discovery messages during at least one Discovery Window (DW) of a NAN cluster including the NAN device; and communicate data within a data link group after the DW, the data link group including the NAN…

Systems and methods for performing measurements in transmission gaps

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9603043
A method for performing a measurement by a communication device including selecting at least one measurement type of a plurality of measurement types, wherein each measurement type is assigned to a time slot, wherein the at least one measurement type is selected for a time interval which is pre-defined as a transmission gap of a receiver of the communication device for carrying out measurements by the receiver corresponding to the time slot; and performing a measurement of the at least…

Routing for mobile nodes

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9603079
A route for establishing a wireless connection between a wireless device and a node may be selected based on an estimated duration of the route. The route duration may be estimated based on information related to the expected movement of nodes included in the route.

Determination of enhanced physical downlink control channel candidates in a wireless communication network

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9603095
In embodiments, an evolved Node B (eNB) of a wireless communication network may configure an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) physical resource block (PRB) set for a user equipment (UE). The EPDCCH-PRB set may include a plurality of PRB-pairs. The EPDCCH-PRB set may further include a plurality of enhanced resource element groups (EREGs) organized into localized enhanced control channel elements (ECCEs) having EREGs of the same PRB-pair and distributed ECCEs having…