Patents Assigned to Minima
  • Publication number: 20200099372
    Abstract: A sequential circuit with timing event detection is disclosed. The sequential circuit has an input that is asserted to the output during the second clock phase of a two phase clock signal. A timing event detector is coupled to the sequential element input to assert a timing event signal if a transition occurs at the sequential element input during the second clock phase but not to assert during the first clock phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: MINIMA PROCESSOR OY
    Inventors: Matthew TURNQUIST, Ari PAASIO
  • Patent number: 10469084
    Abstract: A level shifter comprises a first control switch (207) for connecting an output terminal to a first supply voltage (VDDH) to set an output signal to be high, and a second control switch (208) for connecting the output terminal to a signal ground (GND) to set the output signal to be low. The level shifter comprises a pre-charging switch (210) for connecting the output terminal to the first supply voltage, and an input gate circuit (211) for controlling an ability of an input signal to control the second control switch. The level shifter comprises a keeper circuit (212) for controlling the first control switch based on the output signal. The first control switch is controlled with the first supply voltage when the output signal is low, and with a second supply voltage that is between the first supply voltage and the signal ground when the output signal is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Minima Processor Oy
    Inventors: Ari Paasio, Lauri Koskinen, Matthew Turnquist
  • Patent number: 10114442
    Abstract: A control system for controlling an operating voltage of an electronic device is presented. The electronic device includes a timing event detector responsive to timing events, such as errors, related to operation of the electronic device. The control system includes a controller for decreasing the operating voltage when the rate of timing events is below a target level and for increasing the operating voltage when the rate of timing events exceeds the target level to search for a threshold voltage that is the smallest operating voltage at which the rate of timing events is substantially at the target level. The control system further includes a controllable clock signal generator for producing a clock signal for operating the electronic device so that the clock frequency is according to an increasing function of the operating voltage. Thus, it is possible to find a voltage-frequency operating point where the energy consumption is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MINIMA PROCESSOR OY
    Inventors: Matthew Turnquist, Lauri Koskinen, Markus Hiienkari, Jani Mäkipää
  • Patent number: 10013295
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising thresholding means adapted to check if an average frequency of occurrence of timing violations is outside a range; and controlling means adapted to control at least one of a clock frequency, a processing, a heat generation, a bias voltage, a current, and a temperature in a direction to bring the average frequency of occurrence of timing violations into the range if the average frequency of occurrence of timing violations is outside the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MINIMA PROCESSOR OY
    Inventors: Jani Mäkipää, Lauri Koskinen, Matthew Turnquist, Markus Hiienkari
  • Patent number: 9838019
    Abstract: A field effect transistor current mode differential logic circuit comprising load transistors for converting the current output of each differential leg current to voltage output, and means for configuring the bulk of each differential leg's load transistor to be connected to the drain of the load transistor for use the logic circuit in Subthreshold Source Coupled Logic (STSCL) mode, and means for configuring the bulk of each leg load transistor to be connected to a voltage or to source of the same transistor for use in MOS current more logic (MCML) operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Minima Processor Oy
    Inventors: Matthew Turnquist, Lauri Koskinen, Jani Mäkipää, Erkka Laulainen
  • Patent number: 9774329
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising a clock adapted to provide a clock signal alternating with a cycle between a first level and a second level if a timing violation is not detected; a first latch adapted to be clocked such that it passes a first signal when the clock signal is at the first level; a second combinational logic adapted to output a second signal based on the first signal passed through the first latch; a second latch adapted to be clocked such that it passes the second signal when the clock signal is at the second level; a detecting means adapted to detect the timing violation of at least one of the first signal and of the second signal; a time stretching means adapted to stretch, if the timing violation is detected, the clock such that the clock alternates between the first level and the second level with a delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Minima Processor Oy
    Inventors: Jani Mäkipää, Lauri Koskinen, Matthew Turnquist, Markus Hiienkari
  • Patent number: 9157712
    Abstract: A biodegradable BB pellet includes an organic material and an inorganic material. Therein, the organic material includes a main ingredient polybutylene-1,4-succinate, while the inorganic material is selected from pulvis talci powder, calcium carbonate, barium sulfate, mica powder, and zinc powder. The manufacturing method of the present invention is mixing the organic material and the inorganic material into a mixture, and processing the mixture orderly through injection molding, grinding, waxing and polishing. Thereby, the present invention is degradable by the environment and prevented from polluting environment. Also, due to the properties of better toughness, flexibility, and higher heat tolerance, the present invention is prevented from bursting to hurt other people and deforming during long-distance transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Huang, Yu-Kai Huang, Cian-Jhong Huang, Jian-Shiun Chen
  • Publication number: 20150198427
    Abstract: A biodegradable BB pellet includes an organic material and an inorganic material. Therein, the organic material includes a main ingredient polybutylene-1,4-succinate, while the inorganic material is selected from pulvis talci powder, calcium carbonate, barium sulfate, mica powder, and zinc powder. The manufacturing method of the present invention is mixing the organic material and the inorganic material into a mixture, and processing the mixture orderly through injection molding, grinding, waxing and polishing. Thereby, the present invention is degradable by the environment and prevented from polluting environment. Also, due to the properties of better toughness, flexibility, and higher heat tolerance, the present invention is prevented from bursting to hurt other people and deforming during long-distance transportation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Minima Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming HUANG, Yu-Kai HUANG, Cian-Jhong HUANG, Jian-Shiun CHEN
  • Patent number: 9017587
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of biodegradable net-shaped articles includes: (a) preparing a biodegradable mixture; (b) granulating the mixture into plastic grains; (c) baking the plastic grains in an oven at 60° C. to 70° C. for 3 to 4 hours; (d) melting and extruding the plastic grains by a screw-type extruder so as to obtain a net-shaped preform; and (e) cooling and thereby finalizing the net-shaped preform in a cooling bath at 15° C. to 30° C. so as to obtain the net-shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Minima Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Kai Huang, Chien-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8733233
    Abstract: A Machine for preparing coffee comprising a infusion chamber to house at least a coffee dose, and means for feeding pressurized water to said infusion chamber, said means comprising a cylinder and plunger assembly, said plunger defining inside the cylinder a chamber to house a preset quantity of water, and said plunger being able to accumulate, in an active position, potential energy capable of being transmitted as a pressure to the water of said chamber, when said plunger contacts, in said active position, with the water of said chamber. It is characterized in that said infusion chamber is placed adjacent below the water chamber of said cylinder, both chambers including at least one hole through which, once opened, passes the pressurized water to said infusion chamber, said plunger moving back to the rest position inside said chamber as pressurized water is fed through said hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Minima Espresso Systems, S.L.
    Inventor: Xavier Samso Besora
  • Publication number: 20130147087
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of biodegradable net-shaped articles includes: (a) preparing a biodegradable mixture; (b) granulating the mixture into plastic grains; (c) baking the plastic grains in an oven at 60° C. to 70° C. for 3 to 4 hours; (d) melting and extruding the plastic grains by a screw-type extruder so as to obtain a net-shaped preform; and (e) cooling and thereby finalizing the net-shaped preform in a cooling bath at 15° C. to 30° C. so as to obtain the net-shaped article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minima Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8420746
    Abstract: A biodegradable composition includes: a polymer component including a first polymer of polybutylene-1,4-succinate (PBS); and a cross-linking agent capable of producing a free radical to allow the polymer component to be subjected to a free radical cross-linking reaction in such a condition that the biodegradable composition has a melt index ranging from 1.5 to 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Minima Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Huang, Yu-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20120053259
    Abstract: A biodegradable composition includes: a polymer component including a first polymer of polybutylene-1,4-succinate (PBS); and a cross-linking agent capable of producing a free radical to allow the polymer component to be subjected to a free radical cross-linking reaction in such a condition that the biodegradable composition has a melt index ranging from 1.5 to 3.0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming HUANG, Yu-Kai Huang
  • Publication number: 20120017767
    Abstract: A Machine for preparing coffee comprising a infusion chamber to house at least a coffee dose, and means for feeding pressurized water to said infusion chamber, said means comprising a cylinder and plunger assembly, said plunger defining inside the cylinder a chamber to house a preset quantity of water, and said plunger being able to accumulate, in an active position, potential energy capable of being transmitted as a pressure to the water of said chamber, when said plunger contacts, in said active position, with the water of said chamber. It is characterized in that said infusion chamber is placed adjacent below the water chamber of said cylinder, both chambers including at least one hole through which, once opened, passes the pressurized water to said infusion chamber, said plunger moving back to the rest position inside said chamber as pressurized water is fed through said hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: MINIMA ESPRESSO SYSTEMS, S.L.
    Inventor: Xavier Samso Besora
  • Publication number: 20110152807
    Abstract: An article includes: a biodegradable textile material which includes a liquid absorbent layer made of a fiber material selected from rayon, cotton, linen, and synthetic fibers; and a liquid-impermeable layer bonded to the liquid absorbent layer, and made from a biodegradable composition including polybutylene succinate as a major component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Huang, Yu-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: D650002
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Minima
    Inventor: Charles Zoonens
  • Patent number: D664588
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Minima
    Inventor: Charles Zoonens
  • Patent number: D842366
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MINIMA
    Inventors: Bryan Giqueaux, Jean-Claude Perie, Julien Delame
  • Patent number: D853198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Huang, Yu-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: D853199
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MINIMA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Huang, Yu-Kai Huang