Patents by Inventor Gianni Stephen Alsasua

Gianni Stephen Alsasua 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: 20200411083
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for temperature informed memory refresh are described herein. A temperature counter can be updated in response to a memory device write performed under an extreme temperature. Here, the write is performed on a memory device element in the memory device. The memory device element can be sorted above other memory device elements in the memory device based on the temperature counter. Once sorted to the top of these memory device elements, a refresh can be performed the memory device element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Ashutosh Malshe, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Retano Padilla, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200365219
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples, are systems, methods, machine-readable mediums, and NAND memory devices which utilize higher read-margin cell types to provide a more granular read disturb indicator without utilizing dummy cells. For example, a NAND architecture may have some cells that are configured as SLC or MLC cells. SLC or MLC cells have more read disturb margin—that is these cells can withstand more read disturb current leakage into the cell before a bit error occurs than TLC or QLC cells. These higher margin cells may serve as the read disturb indicator for a group of cells that have a comparatively lower read disturb margin. Since there are more pages of these higher margin cells than there are pages of dummy cells, these indicators may serve a smaller group of pages than the dummy pages. This reduces the time needed to complete a read disturb scan as fewer pages need to be scanned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Harish Reddy Singidi, Scott Anthony Stoller, Jung Sheng Hoei, Ashutosh Malshe, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Kishore Kumar Muchherla
  • Publication number: 20200335172
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples, are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which compensate for read-disturb effects by shifting the read voltages used to read the value in a NAND cell based upon a read counter. For example, the NAND memory device may have a read counter that corresponds to a group of NAND cells (e.g., a page, a block, a superblock). Anytime a NAND cell in the group is read, the read counter may be incremented. The read voltage, Vread, may be adjusted based on the read counter to account for the read disturb voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Ashutosh Malshe, Sampath Ratnam, Gary F. Besinga, Micheal G. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200319827
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods of managing a memory device. The memory device may receive a read request describing a logical address at the memory device. The memory device may obtain a table entry associated with the logical address. The table entry comprises a physical address corresponding to the logical address and a write temperature data indicating a write temperature for the logical address. The memory device may determine a corrected threshold voltage for reading the physical address based at least in part on the write temperature data and read the physical address using the corrected threshold voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Karl D. Schuh, Ashutosh Malshe, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Sampath Ratnam, Harish Reddy Singidi, Renato Padilla, JR.
  • Patent number: 10796745
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for temperature informed memory refresh are described herein. A temperature counter can be updated in response to a memory device write performed under an extreme temperature. Here, the write is performed on a memory device element in the memory device. The memory device element can be sorted above other memory device elements in the memory device based on the temperature counter. Once sorted to the top of these memory device elements, a refresh can be performed the memory device element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Ashutosh Malshe, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Renato Padilla, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200278814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed, comprising a memory device comprising multiple groups of memory cells, the groups comprising a first group of memory cells and a second group of memory cells configured to store information at a same bit capacity per memory cell, and a processing device operably coupled to the memory device, the processing device configured to adjust a scan event threshold for one of the first or second groups of memory cells to a threshold less than a target scan event threshold for the first and second groups of memory cells to distribute scan events in time on the memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Peter Sean Feeley, Ashutosh Malshe, Renato Padilla, JR., Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam
  • Patent number: 10755793
    Abstract: NAND memory devices are described that utilize higher read-margin cell types to provide a more granular read disturb indicator without utilizing dummy cells. For example, a NAND architecture may have some cells that are configured as SLC or MLC cells. SLC or MLC cells have more read disturb margin—that is these cells can withstand more read disturb current leakage into the cell before a bit error occurs than TLC or QLC cells. These higher margin cells may serve as the read disturb indicator for a group of cells that have a comparatively lower read disturb margin. Since there are more pages of these higher margin cells than there are pages of dummy cells, these indicators may serve a smaller group of pages than the dummy pages. This reduces the time needed to complete a read disturb scan as fewer pages need to be scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Singidi, Scott Stoller, Jung Sheng Hoei, Ashutosh Malshe, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Kishore Kumar Muchherla
  • Patent number: 10755792
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples, are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which compensate for read-disturb effects by shifting the read voltages used to read the value in a NAND cell based upon a read counter. For example, the NAND memory device may have a read counter that corresponds to a group of NAND cells (e.g., a page, a block, a superblock). Anytime a NAND cell in the group is read, the read counter may be incremented. The read voltage, Vread, may be adjusted based on the read counter to account for the read disturb voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Ashutosh Malshe, Sampath Ratnam, Gary F. Besinga, Michael G. Miller
  • Publication number: 20200251162
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for temperature informed memory refresh are described herein. A temperature counter can be updated in response to a memory device write performed under an extreme temperature. Here, the write is performed on a memory device element in the memory device. The memory device element can be sorted above other memory device elements in the memory device based on the temperature counter. Once sorted to the top of these memory device elements, a refresh can be performed the memory device element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Ashutosh Malshe, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Renato Padilla, JR.
  • Patent number: 10719271
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods of managing a memory device. The memory device may receive a read request describing a logical address at the memory device. The memory device may obtain a table entry associated with the logical address. The table entry comprises a physical address corresponding to the logical address and a write temperature data indicating a write temperature for the logical address. The memory device may determine a corrected threshold voltage for reading the physical address based at least in part on the write temperature data and read the physical address using the corrected threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Karl D. Schuh, Ashutosh Malshe, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Sampath Ratnam, Harish Reddy Singidi, Renato Padilla, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10691377
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed, comprising a memory device comprising multiple groups of memory cells, the groups comprising a first group of memory cells and a second group of memory cells configured to store information at a same bit capacity per memory cell, and a processing device operably coupled to the memory device, the processing device configured to adjust a scan event threshold for one of the first or second groups of memory cells to a threshold less than a target scan event threshold for the first and second groups of memory cells to distribute scan events in time on the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Peter Sean Feeley, Ashutosh Malshe, Renato Padilla, Jr., Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam
  • Patent number: 10672452
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for temperature informed memory refresh are described herein. Temperature data can be updated in response to a memory component write performed under an extreme temperature. Here, the write is performed on a memory component element in the memory component. The memory component element can be sorted above other memory component elements in the memory component based on the temperature data. Once sorted to the top of these memory component elements, a refresh can be performed the memory component element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Ashutosh Malshe, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Renato Padilla, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200160894
    Abstract: A variety of applications can include apparatus and/or methods of operating the apparatus that include a memory device having read levels that can be calibrated. A calibration controller implemented with the memory device can trigger a read level calibration based on inputs from one or more trackers monitoring parameters associated with the memory device and a determination of an occurrence of at least one event from a set of events related to the monitored parameters. The monitored parameters can include parameters related to a selected time interval and measurements of read, erase, or write operations of the memory device. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Ashutosh Malshe, Harish Reddy Singidi, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Gary F. Besinga, Sampath Ratnam, Peter Sean Feeley
  • Publication number: 20200159446
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods of managing a memory device. The memory device may receive a read request describing a logical address at the memory device. The memory device may obtain a table entry associated with the logical address. The table entry comprises a physical address corresponding to the logical address and a write temperature data indicating a write temperature for the logical address. The memory device may determine a corrected threshold voltage for reading the physical address based at least in part on the write temperature data and read the physical address using the corrected threshold voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Karl D. Schuh, Ashutosh Malshe, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Sampath Ratnam, Harish Reddy Singidi, Renato Padilla, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200098421
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for temperature informed memory refresh are described herein. Temperature data can be updated in response to a memory component write performed under an extreme temperature. Here, the write is performed on a memory component element in the memory component. The memory component element can be sorted above other memory component elements in the memory component based on the temperature data. Once sorted to the top of these memory component elements, a refresh can be performed the memory component element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam, Ashutosh Malshe, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Renato Padilla, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200097211
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed, comprising a memory device comprising multiple groups of memory cells, the groups comprising a first group of memory cells and a second group of memory cells configured to store information at a same bit capacity per memory cell, and a processing device operably coupled to the memory device, the processing device configured to adjust a scan event threshold for one of the first or second groups of memory cells to a threshold less than a target scan event threshold for the first and second groups of memory cells to distribute scan events in time on the memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Harish Reddy Singidi, Peter Sean Feeley, Ashutosh Malshe, Renato Padilla, JR., Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Sampath Ratnam
  • Patent number: 10573357
    Abstract: A variety of applications can include apparatus and/or methods of operating the apparatus that include a memory device having read levels that can be calibrated. A calibration controller implemented with the memory device can trigger a read level calibration based on inputs from one or more trackers monitoring parameters associated with the memory device and a determination of an occurrence of at least one event from a set of events related to the monitored parameters. The monitored parameters can include parameters related to a selected time interval and measurements of read, erase, or write operations of the memory device. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Ashutosh Malshe, Harish Reddy Singidi, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Gary F. Besinga, Sampath Ratnam, Peter Sean Feeley
  • Publication number: 20200020407
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples, are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which compensate for read-disturb effects by shifting the read voltages used to read the value in a NAND cell based upon a read counter. For example, the NAND memory device may have a read counter that corresponds to a group of NAND cells (e.g., a page, a block, a superblock). Anytime a NAND cell in the group is read, the read counter may be incremented. The read voltage, Vread, may be adjusted based on the read counter to account for the read disturb voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Harish Reddy Singidi, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Ashutosh Malshe, Sampath Ratnam, Gary F. Besinga, Michael G. Miller
  • Patent number: 10446197
    Abstract: A variety of applications can include apparatus and/or methods of operating the apparatus that include a memory device having read levels that can be calibrated. A calibration controller implemented with the memory device can trigger a read level calibration based on inputs from one or more trackers monitoring parameters associated with the memory device and a determination of an occurrence of at least one event from a set of events related to the monitored parameters. The monitored parameters can include parameters related to a selected time interval and measurements of read, erase, or write operations of the memory device. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Ashutosh Malshe, Harish Singidi, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Gary F. Besinga, Sampath Ratnam, Peter Sean Feeley
  • Publication number: 20190278653
    Abstract: A system configured to determine that a trigger condition has occurred that is related to an operation performed on a memory device of the system. Responsive to determining that the trigger condition has occurred, reordering error handling mechanisms of an error handling sequence based upon an error handling mechanism performance metric. Each error handling mechanism specifies operations to be performed to recover an error in the operation on the memory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Renato Padilla, JR., Gary F. Besinga, Harish Singidi, Gianni Stephen Alsasua, Ashutosh Malshe, Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Vamsi Pavan Rayaprolu, Sampath Ratnam