Intel Patent Grants

Systems, methods, and applications for dynamic input mode selection based on whether an identified operating system includes an application program interface associated with the input mode

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658713
The present application is directed to dynamic input mode selection. In general, a system may sense a user's finger approaching a surface of a display (e.g., an imminent user touch input) and, depending on at least one trigger condition, may perform at least one output operation. For example, a first trigger condition may cause a display to enlarge at least a portion of a displayed image based on the imminent user touch input, a second trigger condition may cause the display to present a…

Generating and displaying supplemental information and user interactions on interface tiles of a user interface

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658742
Technologies for displaying supplemental interface tiles on a user interface of a computing device include determining supplemental information and/or available user interactions associated with a user interface tile displayed on the user interface. A supplemental interface tile is displayed in association with the user interface tile in response to a user selecting the user interface tile. The supplemental information and/or an interaction widget corresponding to the available user…

Touch screen keyboard design for mobile devices

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658769
Methods, apparatuses, and articles of manufacture for a virtual touch screen keyboard. The method includes waiting for a movement of a mobile device. Upon movement of the device, the keyboard receives a measurement representing a position of the device from a sensor of the device. The keyboard determines whether an absolute value of the received measurement is greater than a pre-defined value. If the absolute value of the received measurement is greater than the pre-defined value, and…

Driverless printing by a target printer

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658806
Systems and methods of operating a computing system may involve providing a native format driver to a print client in order to print a document. In one example, a print document communication including a print document in native format may be transmitted to the target printer, and the print document may be converted from the native format to a target printer format at the target printer.

Transpose of image data between a linear and a Y-tiled storage format

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659343
Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations to transpose image data between a linear-type storage format and a Y-tiled-type storage format.

Color matching for imaging systems

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659354
Techniques related to color matching and color conversion are discussed. Such techniques may include determining operators for converting input pixel values to output pixel values in a color space such that the operators may include a set of color conversion matrix operators, a chroma adaptation operator, and/or a luma adaptation operators determined based on one or more perceptual color space values associated with the input pixel values.

Selective rasterization

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659393
According to one embodiment, a given tile, made up of pixels or samples, may be of any shape, including a square shape. These pixels may contain colors, depths, stencil values, and other values. Each tile may be further augmented with a single bit, referred to herein as a render bit. In one embodiment, if the render bit is one, then everything is rendered as usual within the tile. However, if the render bit is zero, then nothing is rasterized to this tile and, correspondingly, depth…

Filtering multi-sample surfaces

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659402
In accordance with some embodiments, multi-sampling may be used together with texture filtering and particularly texture filtering that generally uses rectangular grids of samples. This is accomplished by performing the texture filtering before doing the resolve, while conventionally the resolve is done and then the texture filtering is done. In addition, each sample is filtered as if it were the only sample.

Low sheet resistance GaN channel on Si substrates using InAlN and AlGaN bi-layer capping stack

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660064
Transistors or transistor layers include an InAlN and AlGaN bi-layer capping stack on a 2DEG GaN channel, such as for GaN MOS structures on Si substrates. The GaN channel may be formed in a GaN buffer layer or stack, to compensate for the high crystal structure lattice size and coefficient of thermal expansion mismatch between GaN and Si. The bi-layer capping stack an upper InAlN layer on a lower AlGaN layer to induce charge polarization in the channel, compensate for poor composition…

III-N transistors with epitaxial layers providing steep subthreshold swing

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660067
III-N transistors with epitaxial semiconductor heterostructures having steep subthreshold slope are described. In embodiments, a III-N HFET employs a gate stack with balanced and opposing III-N polarization materials. Overall effective polarization of the opposing III-N polarization materials may be modulated by an external field, for example associated with an applied gate electrode voltage. In embodiments, polarization strength differences between the III-N materials within the gate…

Enhanced dislocation stress transistor

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660078
A device is provided. The device includes a transistor formed on a semiconductor substrate, the transistor having a conduction channel. The device includes at least one edge dislocation formed adjacent to the conduction channel on the semiconductor substrate. The device also includes at least one free surface introduced above the conduction channel and the at least one edge dislocation.

Wide band gap transistors on non-native semiconductor substrates and methods of manufacture thereof

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660085
Techniques are disclosed for forming a GaN transistor on a semiconductor substrate. An insulating layer forms on top of a semiconductor substrate. A trench, filled with a trench material comprising a III-V semiconductor material, forms through the insulating layer and extends into the semiconductor substrate. A channel structure, containing III-V material having a defect density lower than the trench material, forms directly on top of the insulating layer and adjacent to the trench. A…

Low power equalizer and its training

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660842
Described is an apparatus which comprises: samplers operable to perform linear equalization training and to perform function of an un-rolled decision feedback equalizer (DFE); and logic to select output of offset samplers, from among the samplers, when two adjacent bits of an input signal are the same. Described is an equalization scheme which comprises a linear equalizer (LE) operable to match a first post-cursor residual ISI tap to a first pre-cursor residual ISI tap for a non-lone bit…

Multi-user mimo receiver and method for receiving data units over a wideband channel

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660854
A multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) receiver includes circuitry to receive a MIMO transmission through a plurality of antennas over a channel comprising two or more 20 MHz portions of bandwidth. The MIMO transmission comprises a plurality of streams, each transmitted over a corresponding spatial channel and configured for reception by multiple user stations. The MIMO receiver also includes circuitry to simultaneously accumulate signal information within at least two or more of the 20…

Methods and apparatus for conveying a nonce via a human body communication conduit

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660968
In a method for enabling devices to communicate securely, a first device dynamically generates a human body nonce (HBN) and then sends that HBN to a second device via a human body communication conduit (HBCC). After sending the HBN from the first device to the second device, the first device uses the HBN to establish security for an over-the-air (OTA) communication session between the first device and the second device. For instance, the first device may derive a key, based at least in…

Network interface devices with remote storage control

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661007
Network interface devices with remote storage control. In some embodiments, a network interface device may include receiver circuitry and remote storage device control circuitry. The remote storage device control circuitry may be coupled to the receiver circuitry and may share a physical support with the receiver circuitry. The remote storage device control circuitry may be configured to control writing of data from the receiver circuitry to a remote storage device that does not share a…

Method and apparatus for response scheduling in a downlink multiple-user multiple input multiple output network

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661648
Embodiment and methods and apparatus for scheduling one or more responses for multiple stations (STAs) in a downlink multiple-user multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) network transmission are provided.

Efficient receiver yielding for distributed D2D communications

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661652
A distributed scheduling scheme for D2D communications is described in which D2D transmitter terminals send transmit requests and D2D receiver terminals respond with bandwidth grant messages if certain interference criteria are met. The described scheme may include a technique for more efficiently scheduling D2D links by having D2D receivers base their decisions as to whether to send a bandwidth grant message on whether or not a higher priority D2D receiver has transmitted a bandwidth…

Device to-device (D2D) communications

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661653
Technology for performing device-to-device (D2D) communications is disclosed. A user equipment (UE) can identify D2D data to be transmitted from the UE. The D2D data can be identified when the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle. The UE can be limited to using a defined resource allocation mode to transmit the D2D data from the UE. A service request procedure can be initiated at the UE. The service request procedure can trigger the UE to perform an RRC connection establishment…

Enhanced channel access mechanism for improving performance in dense WiFi environments

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661656
Disclosed in some examples are methods, devices (e.g., STAs and APs), and machine readable mediums which utilize a Simultaneous Channel Access (SCA) to allow transmissions of a first wireless network to take place while transmissions are already ongoing in a second wireless network (the Principal Channel Access (PCA)). The SCA allows devices which support SCA to transmit frames even when other nearby devices on other networks have already accessed the medium and are engaged in frame…