Patents by Inventor Gregory Bullard

Gregory Bullard 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: 11145608
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Lewis, Zhengming Fu, Nan Chen, Adam Polak, Laura Fuentes, Gregory Bullard, Mark Todorovich
  • Publication number: 20200303325
    Abstract: Various embodiments include integrated approaches to detecting attempts to breach system-level or chip-level security using photo-generated currents induced by lasers or other radiation sources. Various embodiments integrate photo-detection circuits with a secure processor or other circuit in such a manner that the response to a security attack is fast enough to prevent loss of secure or private information are described. Various embodiments include circuits capable of providing a permanent record of photocurrent detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alan LEWIS, Zhengming FU, Nan CHEN, Adam POLAK, Laura FUENTES, Gregory BULLARD, Mark TODOROVICH
  • Patent number: 10075353
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for managing reports. In certain aspects, an apparatus for managing reports including a processing system is disclosed. The processing system is configured to receive a plurality of reports from a plurality of other apparatuses, filter out one or more of the plurality of reports, and forward the remaining plurality of reports to another apparatus, wherein each of the plurality of reports comprises data based on a sensor measurement at the respective one of the plurality of other apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Bullard, Desiree Brake, Christopher Pruetting, Raymond Stits, Jason Tory Ryberg, Jason Thomas, Diane Winchell
  • Publication number: 20170141977
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for managing reports. In certain aspects, an apparatus for managing reports including a processing system is disclosed. The processing system is configured to receive a plurality of reports from a plurality of other apparatuses, filter out one or more of the plurality of reports, and forward the remaining plurality of reports to another apparatus, wherein each of the plurality of reports comprises data based on a sensor measurement at the respective one of the plurality of other apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory Bullard, Desiree Brake, Christopher Pruetting, Raymond Stits, Jason Tory Ryberg, Jason Thomas, Diane Winchell
  • Patent number: 8816742
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an electronic component and an integrated circuit, wherein the integrated circuit is configured to generate a system clock and an external clock having a programmable delay from the system clock, provide the external clock to the electronic component, determine a delay range between system clock and the external clock in which the integrated circuit and the electronic component can communicate, and program the external clock with one of a plurality of predetermined delay values based on the delay range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jagrut Viliskumar Patel, Gregory Bullard, Sanat Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20080123444
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an electronic component and an integrated circuit, wherein the integrated circuit is configured to generate a system clock and an external clock having a programmable delay from the system clock, provide the external clock to the electronic component, determine a delay range between system clock and the external clock in which the integrated circuit and the electronic component can communicate, and program the external clock with one of a plurality of predetermined delay values based on the delay range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Jagrut Viliskumar Patel, Gregory Bullard, Sanat Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20060238230
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed relating to adapting the frequency of an electronic device comprising an integrated circuit and an electronic component to improve performance. The integrated circuit determines a set of frequency plans, each corresponding to a distribution of delay range highest passing values and one of a set of frequencies at which the electronic device can operate. Based on communication with the electronic component, the integrated circuit implements a preferred frequency plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Jagrut Patel, Gregory Bullard, Rajeev Prabhakaran, Sanat Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20050114725
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed relating to calibrating an integrated circuit to an electronic component. The systems and techniques include an integrated circuit configured to generate a system clock and an external clock having a programmable delay from the system clock. The integrated circuit may also be configured to provide the external clock to the electronic component to support communications therewith, communicate with the electronic component, and calibrate the external clock delay as a function of the communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Jagrut Patel, Dexter Chun, Gregory Bullard, Raghu Sankuratri, Rajeev Prabhakaran, Sanat Kapoor