Patents Examined by Viet Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10334417
    Abstract: A configured mode of operation of a wireless sensor network can be established through a dynamic remote configuration process. The plug-and-play universal sensor interface enables the monitoring capabilities of the wireless sensor network to scale seamlessly with the dynamic nature of changing sensor application objectives. A system status module enables a user to view the sensor service to confirm the current configuration of the wireless sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Senseware, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien G. Stamatakis, Serene Al-Momen
  • Patent number: 10333470
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for envelope tracking systems are provided. In certain configurations, an envelope tracking system includes a digital filter that generates a filtered envelope signal based on a digital envelope signal representing an envelope of a radio frequency signal, a buck converter controllable by the filtered envelope signal and including an output electrically connected to a power amplifier supply voltage, a digital-to-analog converter module including an output electrically connected to the output of the buck converter and that provides an output current, and a digital shaping and delay circuit configured to generate a shaped envelope signal based on shaping the filtered envelope signal. The shaped envelope signal controls a magnitude of the output current, and the digital shaping and delay circuit controls a delay of the shaped envelope signal to align the output of the digital-to-analog converter module and the output of the buck converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Florinel G. Balteanu, Sabah Khesbak, Yevgeniy A. Tkachenko, David Steven Ripley, Robert John Thompson
  • Patent number: 10333758
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for converting wideband signals. In an example system, a wideband signal that includes one or more narrowband signals may be received and handled, with the handling may include selecting a subset of signal processing circuits, from a plurality of signal processing circuits in the system, with the number of selected signal processing circuits being less than the total number of signal processing circuits in the system. Only the selected signal processing circuits are then enabled, such that all remaining signal processing circuits are not enabled. Signal processing adjustment may then be applied, via the subset of signal processing circuits, only to the one or more narrowband signals, such that a remainder of the wideband signal is not adjusted. The handling of the received wideband signal may include separating the one or more narrowband signals from the wideband signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MAXLINEAR ASIA SINGAPORE PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Ryan Santa, Bernard Guay
  • Patent number: 10332597
    Abstract: A method of forming a FG OTP/MTP cell with a P+ drain junction at the NCAP region and the resulting device are provided. Embodiments include forming MVPW regions laterally separated in a p-sub; forming a MVNW region in the p-sub between the MVPW regions; forming a first RX, a second RX, and a third RX in the MVPW and MVNW regions, respectively; forming a first and a second pair of floating gates separated over and perpendicular to the first and second RX and the second and third RX, respectively; forming a N+ source region between and adjacent to each FG of the first and the second pair in the second RX; and forming a pair of P+ drain regions in the second RX, each P+ drain region adjacent to a FG of the first pair and a FG of the second pair and remote from the N+ source region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Shyue Seng Tan, Danny Pak-Chum Shum, Eng Huat Toh
  • Patent number: 10321972
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously identifying a plurality of surgical instruments or instrument groups includes a first detecting device having a first detection technology for detecting instruments and, if applicable, related instrument-specific information. The device also includes a second detecting device having a second different detection technology for detecting instruments and instrument information. Moreover, the device includes a comparing device for comparing the detection results of the two detecting devices. The comparing device outputs a positive evaluation regarding the correctness of the detected instruments if the two detection results are matching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Markus Weinert, Nicola Giordano, Pedro Morales, Dieter Weisshaupt
  • Patent number: 10325656
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device comprises a memory string that includes a plurality of memory cells electrically connected in series, the memory cells including first to fourth memory cells, first to fourth word lines that are electrically connected to gates of the first to fourth memory cells, respectively, a voltage generation circuit configured to generate a first voltage, a first circuit configured to output the first voltage to one of first and second wires, a second circuit configured to connect the first and second wires to the first and second word lines, respectively, and a third circuit configured to connect the first and second wires to the third and fourth word lines, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sanad Bushnaq
  • Patent number: 10319427
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a memory cell region including memory cells arranged along channel holes, the channel holes being provided on a substrate to extend in a direction perpendicular to an upper surface of the substrate, and a peripheral circuit region disposed outside of the memory cell region and including low voltage transistors and high voltage transistors. The low voltage transistors include first transistors including a first gate dielectric layer and a first gate electrode layer including a metal, and the high voltage transistors include second transistors including a second gate dielectric layer having a dielectric constant lower than a dielectric constant of the first gate dielectric layer, and a second gate electrode layer including polysilicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hoon Jeon, Yong Seok Kim, Jun Hee Lim
  • Patent number: 10316571
    Abstract: A collision avoidance system for a vehicle includes a communication device disposed at a carrier exterior and remote from the vehicle. The communication device is operable to communicate information regarding location and motion of the communication device carried by the carrier relative to the vehicle. A receiver receives a communication from the communication device, and a processor processes information communicated by the communication device. The processor, responsive to processing communicated information, determines the location and motion of the communication device relative to the vehicle. A side sensing device is disposed at a side of the vehicle and operable to capture data, which is processed to determine approach of the carrier to the vehicle from rearward of the vehicle. Data captured by the side sensing device and information communicated by the communication device are processed by the processor to determine existence of a potential collision between the carrier and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 10317221
    Abstract: An object is to provide a novel data processing system. The data processing system includes a portable terminal, a network, a server, and a database. The portable terminal transmits position information to the server through the network. The server transmits, to the portable terminal through the network, a plurality of pieces of object data corresponding to the position information obtained from the database. Imaging data obtained by the portable terminal and the plurality of pieces of object data are compared, and when there is a piece of the object data that does not match the imaging data, the mismatched piece of the object data stored in the database is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10319416
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory cell array; bit lines including even and odd bit lines extending in a first direction and alternately disposed; cache latches including even cache latches which exchange data with the memory cell array through the even bit lines and odd cache latches which exchange data with the memory cell array through the odd bit lines; 2^k data lines, where k is a natural number equal to or greater than 2, respectively corresponding to 2^k input/output pins; and column merge units respectively allocated to the input/output pins, and each suitable for coupling any one of the even cache latches or any one of the odd cache latches to a data line corresponding to an input/output pin to which it is allocated. A pitch of the column merge units in a second direction intersecting the first direction is greater than a pitch of the cache latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Lae Oh, Dong-Hyuk Kim, Soo-Nam Jung
  • Patent number: 10320453
    Abstract: A method of transmission over multiple wireless channels in a multiple antenna system includes storing channel modulation matrices at a transmitter; receiving quantized channel state information at the transmitter from plural receivers; selecting a transmission modulation matrix using the quantized channel state information from the stored channel modulation matrices; and transmitting over the multiple channels to the plural receivers using the selected transmission modulation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Bartosz Mielczarek, Witold A. Krzymien
  • Patent number: 10309608
    Abstract: The invention concerns a signaling device adapted to display pictograms, notably for a motor vehicle. The device is configured to implement at least one signaling function of a motor vehicle. The device includes display means including a display zone intended to be disposed on the vehicle, the display means being adapted to display pictograms in the display zone, each pictogram emitting a light beam having at least in part the statutory photometric characteristics of at least one of said at least one signaling functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pierre Albou, Loic Boinet, Boubacar Sagna, Xavier Morel, Hafid El Idrissi, Stephan Sommerschuh
  • Patent number: 10311955
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a resistive memory having an array of cells coupled between respective bitlines and respective wordlines. The method includes determining, by a current determining circuit, a cell current and a cell current change rate of at least one of the cells; determining, by a control circuit, whether the cell current change rate is outside of a cell current change rate predefined range; performing, by the control circuit, a predetermined action if the control circuit determination is positive; and storing, in a memory, the determined cell current at predetermined times, and to store the determined cell current change rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Backhausen, Giacomo Curatolo, Jens Rosenbusch
  • Patent number: 10304527
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor integrated circuit device that can generate a unique ID with the suppression of overhead. When a unique ID is generated, the potential of a word line of a memory cell in an SRAM is raised above the power supply voltage of the SRAM, and then lowered below the power supply voltage of the SRAM. When the potential of the word line is above the power supply voltage of the SRAM, the same data is supplied to both the bit lines of the memory cell. Thereby, the memory cell in the SRAM is put into an undefined state and then changed so as to hold data according to characteristics of elements or the like configuring the memory cell. In the manufacture of the SRAM, there occur variations in characteristics of elements or the like configuring the memory cell. Accordingly, the memory cell in the SRAM holds data according to variations occurring in the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Yabuuchi, Hidehiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10294779
    Abstract: An acoustic well telemetry system has an acoustic telemetry transducer affixed to an in-well type component and a damper between the transducer and the in-well type component. The damper damps transmission from the in-well type component to the transducer of a specified frequency range. A method includes damping a specified frequency range from transmission from an in-well type component to an acoustic telemetry transducer in a well, and receiving another frequency range outside of the specified frequency range with the transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Kyle, Michael Linley Fripp, Neal Gregory Skinner
  • Patent number: 10287180
    Abstract: A water monitoring device monitors and maintains swimming pool chemistry. The device mixes reagents with water in flowcells. The water chemistry is detected by measuring the light transmitted through the flowcells. The water monitoring device can communicate with computers, servers and mobile computing devices which can store and display the water chemistry information. The reagents can be stored in a replaceable reagent cartridge which can provide reagents for water testing and can be replaced when the reagents need to be replenished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SUTRO CONNECT INC.
    Inventors: Ravi Kurani, Daniel Proterra, Alexandr Valeyev
  • Patent number: 10283562
    Abstract: A non-volatile storage apparatus is proposed that includes a plurality of serially connected non-volatile reversible resistance-switching memory cells, a plurality of word lines such that each of the memory cells is connected to a different word line, a bit line connected to a first end of the serially connected memory cells and a switch connected to a second end of the serially connected memory cells. In one embodiment, the memory cells include a reversible resistance-switching structure comprising a first material, a second material and a reversible resistance-switching interface between the first material and the second material, a channel, and means for switching current between current flowing through the channel and current flowing through the reversible resistance-switching interface in order to program and read the reversible resistance-switching interface. A process for manufacturing the memory is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Luiz M. Franca-Neto, Mac D. Apodaca, Christopher J. Petti
  • Patent number: 10283178
    Abstract: A semiconductor device which reduces power consumption. In the semiconductor device, semiconductor chips are stacked over a base chip. The stacked chips include n through-silicon vias as a first group and m through-silicon vias as a second group. In each of the first and second groups, the through-silicon vias are coupled by a shift circular method, in which the 1st to (n?1)th ((m?1)th) through-silicon vias of a lower chip are coupled with the 2nd to n-th (m-th) through-silicon vias of an upper chip respectively and the n-th (m-th) through-silicon via of the lower chip is coupled with the 1st through-silicon via of the upper chip. n and m have only one common divisor. Activation of the stacked semiconductor chips is controlled by combination of a first selection signal transmitted through through-silicon vias of the first group and a second selection signal transmitted through through-silicon vias of the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10281430
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods to identify and characterize remote objects by use of electric charge distributions generated by charge tunneling, charge injection, and charge induction. Various embodiments may use selective electrostatic charging to change the electrostatic potential throughout volumes for identification and characterization. In various embodiments, objects of interest may be selectively charged by tunneling, injection, and induction of electrical charges or free carriers. Tunneled, injected, and induced charges may migrate to sites or locations internal to volumes to yield electrostatic potential differences and electrostatic fields. In various embodiments, variations in the electrostatic potential created by the presence of the tunneled, injected, and induced charges may be quantitatively measured to identify and characterize remote objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administratior of NASA
    Inventor: Edward R. Generazio
  • Patent number: 10276229
    Abstract: Example circuitry to adjust a rise-fall skew in a signal includes: a latch including a first latch input, a second latch input, and a latch output, each of the first latch input and the second latch input being responsive to a rising edge of a version of a signal to provide a predefined logic level at the latch output; a first delay circuit that is controllable to configure a first delay, the first delay circuit being electrically connected to the first latch input and being for adjusting a rise portion of a skew in a first version of the signal; and a second delay circuit that is controllable to configure a second delay, the second delay circuit being electrically connected to the second latch input and being for adjusting a fall portion of the skew in a second version the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Paul Antonie van der Wagt