Patents by Inventor Francois Roy

Francois Roy 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).

  • Patent number: 10910428
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate semiconductor wafer with semiconductor portions separated from one another by through-passages. Electronic circuits and a dielectric layer with a network of electrical connections are formed at a front face of the substrate semiconductor wafer. Electrically conductive fillings are contained within the through-passages and are connected to the network of electrical connections. Interior dielectric layers for anti-diffusion protection are provided in the through-passages between the electrically conductive fillings and the semiconductor portions. Back side dielectric layers are joined to the interior dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventors: Francois Roy, Sonarith Chhun
  • Publication number: 20210026719
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method (100) for determining a technical incident risk value in an infrastructure (5), said method comprising: a step of receiving (120) performance indicator values, a step of identifying (140) anomalous performance indicators, so as to identify abnormal values, and identifying performance indicators associated with these abnormal values, a step of determining (150) at-risk indicators, comprising an identification of performance indicators of the computing infrastructure that are correlated with the identified anomalous indicators, a step of creating (160) an augmented anomalies vector, comprising the identifiers of the identified anomalous indicators and the identifiers of the determined at-risk indicators, a determination step (170), comprising the comparison of the augmented anomalies vector with predetermined technical incident reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Kaoutar SGHIOUER, Guillaume PORCHER, Pierre SEROUL, Jean-Francois ROY
  • Publication number: 20210026725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for determining an estimated duration before a technical incident, said method comprising: a step (120) of receiving performance indicator values, a step (140) of identifying anomalous performance indicators, a step (150) of identifying first at-risk indicators, a step (160) of identifying other at-risk indicators, and a step (170) of determining an estimated duration before a technical incident comprising a calculation, from the anomalous indicators and at-risk indicators identified, of a shorter path leading to a risk of technical incident, and a calculation of an estimated duration before a technical incident, said estimated duration before a technical incident being calculated from the values of duration before becoming anomalous between correlated performance indicators for each of the performance indicators constituting the shortest path calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Jean-François ROY, Kaoutar SGHIOUER, Guillaume PORCHER, Pierre SEROUL
  • Patent number: 10901873
    Abstract: Debugging a graphics application executing on a target device. The graphics application may execute central processing unit (CPU) instructions to generate graphics commands to graphics hardware for generation of graphics on a display. A breakpoint for the graphics application may be detected at a first time. In response to detecting the breakpoint, one or more graphics commands which were executed by the graphics hardware proximate to the first time may be displayed. Additionally, source code corresponding to CPU instructions which generated the one or more graphics commands may be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Sowerby, Jean-Francois Roy, Filip Iliescu
  • Publication number: 20210020675
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each including: a doped photosensitive region of a first conductivity type extending vertically in a semiconductor substrate; a charge collection region more heavily doped with the first conductivity type than the photosensitive region, extending vertically in the substrate from an upper surface of the substrate and being arranged above the photosensitive region; and a vertical stack including a vertical transfer gate and a vertical electric insulation wall, the stack crossing the substrate and being in contact with the charge collection region, the gate being arranged on the upper surface side of the substrate and penetrating into the substrate deeper than the charge collection region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Francois ROY, Andrej SULER
  • Patent number: 10884657
    Abstract: A computer device comprises a first processor; a plurality of memory circuits, a first one of which comprises one or more other processors; a data bus coupling the first processor to each of the memory circuits, each of the memory circuits having a data port with a width of m bits and the data bus having a width of n bits, n being higher than m, the first processor and/or another circuit being suitable for reading or writing the data value of n bits in the first memory circuit by converting a first address into a plurality of second addresses corresponding to memory locations of m bits in the first memory circuit, and by performing the reading or writing operation of the data value of n bits in the first memory circuit over a plurality of memory access operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: UPMEM
    Inventors: Fabrice Devaux, Jean-François Roy
  • Publication number: 20200406666
    Abstract: A device for stretching a canvas mounted to a frame comprises a spacer and a screw. The frame has a plurality of side members each mutually abutting at angled ends. A first portion of the spacer includes a central aperture therethrough and two opposing ends or sides. Each end of the first portion is sized to engage a contact surface of each side member. The screw has a threaded shaft adapted for rotational engagement with the central aperture of the first portion of the spacer. The threaded shaft terminates at a first end thereof with a screw head that has a frustoconical side wall and an end surface that includes a tool-engaging recess. Rotating the screw to move the screw head closer to the spacer causes the spacer to push the side members mutually away from each other to stretch the canvas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventor: Francois Roy
  • Publication number: 20200412986
    Abstract: A pixel includes: a detection node; a first normally on transistor connected between the detection node and a rail for applying a first potential; and a second transistor whose gate is connected to the detection node. An image sensor includes a plurality of the pixels and a control circuit configured to apply, during for a phase of initializing the detection node, the first potential to the gate of the first transistor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Francois ROY, Thomas DALLEAU
  • Patent number: 10861997
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate doped with a first doping type is positioned adjacent an insulated gate electrode that is biased by a gate voltage. A first region within the semiconductor substrate is doped with the first doping type and biased with a bias voltage. A second region within the semiconductor substrate is doped with a second doping type that is opposite the first doping type. Voltage application produces an electrostatic field within the semiconductor substrate causing the formation of a fully depleted region within the semiconductor substrate. The fully depleted region responds to absorption of a photon with an avalanche multiplication that produces charges that are collected at the first and second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventor: Francois Roy
  • Publication number: 20200372882
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products are provided for testing a lead sheet for plagiarism. A test lead sheet receiving having a plurality of passages is received at receiving a plagiarism detector. A set of annotations describing a level of plagiarism of a plurality of elements (e.g., chord sequence, subsequences, melodic fragments (i.e., notes), rhythm, harmony, etc.) of the test lead sheet in relation to the preexisting lead sheets are generated and output via an output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Spotify AB
    Inventors: François Pachet, Pierre Roy
  • Publication number: 20200313023
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a photodiode. The photodiode includes a semiconductor region coupled to a node of application of a first voltage, and at least one semiconductor wall. The at least one semiconductor wall extends along at least a height of the photodiode and partially surrounds the semiconductor region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Arnaud TOURNIER, Boris RODRIGUES GONCALVES, Francois ROY
  • Publication number: 20200286455
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of editing an audio stream (S) having at least one tone (T1) extending over time in said stream. The method comprises cutting the stream at a first time point of the stream, producing a first cut (A) having a left cutting end (AL) and a right cutting end (AR); allocating a respective memory cell to each of the cutting ends; in each of the memory cells, storing information about the tone; and, for one of the cutting ends, concatenating the cutting end with a further stream cutting end which also has an allocated memory cell with information stored therein about any tones extending to said further cutting end. The concatenating comprises using the information stored in the memory cells for adjusting any of the tones extending to the cutting ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Pierre ROY, François PACHET
  • Patent number: 10768938
    Abstract: A data processing system provides a branch forward instruction (BF) which has programmable parameters specifying a branch target address to be branched to and a branch point identifying a program instruction following the branch forward instruction which, when reached, is followed by a branch to the branch target address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Christopher Grocutt, Richard Roy Grisenthwaite, Simon John Craske, François Christopher Jacques Botman, Bradley John Smith
  • Publication number: 20200272659
    Abstract: A computing device comprising a display screen, the computing device being configured to decompose a media recording into a plurality of media recording salient events, apply each of the media recording salient events to a reinforcement model, display on the display screen (i) a mapping of the plurality of media recording salient events and (ii) for at least one of the plurality of media recording salient events, at least one selectable next best action, the computing device further configured to replace at least one of the plurality of media recording salient events with at least one selectable next best action to create a derivative media recording including at least one replacement media recording action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: François Pachet, Pierre Roy
  • Publication number: 20200238175
    Abstract: This application is directed to a method of managing processing capability of a server system having one or more processing cores that further include multiple processing slices. Upon receiving requests to initiate online gaming sessions, the server system allocates each processing slice of the processing cores to a subset of the online gaming sessions to be executed thereon. A first processing slice is allocated to a first subset of the online gaming sessions including a first gaming session and a second gaming session. At the first processing slice, a time-sharing processing schedule is determined for the first subset of the online gaming sessions. In accordance with the time-sharing processing schedule, the first and second gaming sessions share a duty cycle of the first processing slice, and are executed dynamically and in parallel according to real-time data processing need of the first and second gaming sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Clinton Smullen, Dov Zimring, Jani Huoponen, Aki Kuusela, Jean-Francois Roy, Paul Lalonde, Paul Leventis
  • Publication number: 20200185562
    Abstract: A semiconductor substrate doped with a first doping type is positioned adjacent an insulated gate electrode that is biased by a gate voltage. A first region within the semiconductor substrate is doped with the first doping type and biased with a bias voltage. A second region within the semiconductor substrate is doped with a second doping type that is opposite the first doping type. Voltage application produces an electrostatic field within the semiconductor substrate causing the formation of a fully depleted region within the semiconductor substrate. The fully depleted region responds to absorption of a photon with an avalanche multiplication that produces charges that are collected at the first and second regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventor: Francois ROY
  • Publication number: 20200185563
    Abstract: A semiconductor layer is doped with a first doping type and has an upper surface. A first electrode insulated from the semiconductor layer extending through the semiconductor layer from the upper surface. A second electrode insulated from the semiconductor layer extends through the semiconductor layer from the upper surface. The first and second electrodes are biased by a voltage to produce an electrostatic field within the semiconductor layer causing the formation of a depletion region. The depletion region responds to absorption of a photon with an avalanche multiplication that produces charges that are collected at first and second oppositely doped regions within the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventor: Francois ROY
  • Publication number: 20200168646
    Abstract: An integrated imaging device includes a pixel having a trench that extends into the substrate. The trench is coated with an insulator and filled with a stack including a first polysilicon region and a second polysilicon region. The first and second polysilicon regions are separated from each other by a layer of insulating material. The first polysilicon region may form a gate electrode of a vertical transistor and the second polysilicon region may form an electrode of a capacitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventors: Andrej SULER, Francois ROY
  • Publication number: 20200150918
    Abstract: A skip behavior analyzer is part of a media delivery system that allows for unbiased A/B testing of a plurality of versions of a song. The media delivery system stores a plurality of versions of a song and randomly selects, for each requesting device, a version of the song to associate with that device. Each time the device requests the song, thereafter, the media delivery system will provide the same version of the song for consistency. The media delivery system then gathers song play and skip information, calculates the differences in distribution of the skip behavior, and provides the skip information to allow a music composer to better determine which version of a song is more popular and why that is so.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Spotify AB
    Inventors: François PACHET, Pierre ROY
  • Patent number: D909769
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GESPLAN GESTION CONSEIL INC.
    Inventor: Francois Roy