Patents by Inventor DOMENICO MASSIMO PORTO

DOMENICO MASSIMO PORTO has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200287755
    Abstract: A method of compensating electromagnetic emissions of a device for use in a communication bus, the method including: transmitting a test signal over the communication bus; receiving, at the device, the test signal after propagation over the communication bus; performing frequency analysis processing of the test signal received to detect a set of harmonic components of the test signal received having an amplitude exceeding a certain threshold; storing respective values of frequency of harmonic components in the set of harmonic components having an amplitude exceeding the certain threshold; and generating and transmitting over the communication bus a set of compensation signals, each compensation signal in the set of compensation signals being a sinusoidal signal having a respective frequency equal to one of the frequencies stored, and being in anti-phase with respect to the harmonic component of the test signal received having the respective frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo Porto, Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Ignazio Testoni
  • Patent number: 10499547
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., STMICROELECTRONICS APPLICATION GMBH
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo Porto, Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Manuel Gaertner, Sergio Lecce
  • Publication number: 20190159369
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo Porto, Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Manuel Gaertner, Sergio Lecce
  • Patent number: 10231365
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., STMICROELECTRONICS APPLICATION GMBH
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo Porto, Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Manuel Gaertner, Sergio Lecce
  • Publication number: 20180270996
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo Porto, Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Manuel Gaertner, Sergio Lecce
  • Patent number: 9992916
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi-junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., STMICROELECTRONICS APPLICATION GMBH
    Inventors: Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Domenico Massimo Porto, Sergio Lecce, Manuel Gaertner
  • Patent number: 9436193
    Abstract: A driver for an electric load includes a power device having a control terminal and an output terminal for an output current, and a control module. The control module is configured to drive the power device in an auto-recovery mode by switching between activation and deactivation in the occurrence of an overcurrent condition, wherein the output current reaches a threshold current. The control module is also configured to evaluate a first time interval between a time wherein the overcurrent condition occurs, and a first time, and generate a limit signal when the time interval is equal to a time threshold. The power device is driven in a switching-off condition at least as a function of the limit signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giovanni Luca Torrisi, Domenico Massimo Porto, Vanni Poletto
  • Publication number: 20150208557
    Abstract: A thermal control process for an electronic power device including a multi-junction integrated circuit may include defining a first and at least one second groups of junctions, with each group including one first and at least one second junctions, and associating a thermal detector with each group. A first group control may be executed which detects group electric signals representative of the temperature detected by the thermal detectors, processes the group electric signals with reference to a group critical thermal event, identifies a critical group when the corresponding group electric signal detects the critical group thermal event, and generates group deactivating signals suitable for selectively deactivating the first and the at least one second junctions of the identified critical group with respect to the remaining junctions of the integrated circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Domenico Massimo PORTO, Giovanni Luca TORRISI, Sergio LECCE, Manuel GAERTNER
  • Publication number: 20140184185
    Abstract: A driver for an electric load includes a power device having a control terminal and an output terminal for an output current, and a control module. The control module is configured to drive the power device in an auto-recovery mode by switching between activation and deactivation in the occurrence of an overcurrent condition, wherein the output current reaches a threshold current. The control module is also configured to evaluate a first time interval between a time wherein the overcurrent condition occurs, and a first time, and generate a limit signal when the time interval is equal to a time threshold. The power device is driven in a switching-off condition at least as a function of the limit signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: GIOVANNI LUCA TORRISI, DOMENICO MASSIMO PORTO, VANNI POLETTO