Patents by Inventor Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin 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: 20180145035
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include interconnect layers with floating interconnect lines and methods of forming such interconnect layers. In an embodiment, a plurality of openings are formed in a first sacrificial material layer. Conductive vias and dielectric pillars may be formed in the openings. A second sacrificial material layer may then be formed over the pillars, the vias, and the first sacrificial material layer. In an embodiment, a permeable etchstop layer is formed over a top surface of the second sacrificial layer. Embodiments then include forming an interconnect line in the second sacrificial material layer. In an embodiment, the first and second sacrificial material layers are removed through the permeable etchstop layer after the interconnect line has been formed. According to an embodiment, the permeable etchstop layer may then be stuffed with a fill material in order to harden the permeable etchstop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Kanwal Jit SINGH, Kevin LIN, Robert Lindsey BRISTOL
  • Patent number: 9947805
    Abstract: Nanowire-based mechanical switching devices are described. For example, a nanowire relay includes a nanowire disposed in a void disposed above a substrate. The nanowire has an anchored portion and a suspended portion. A first gate electrode is disposed adjacent the void, and is spaced apart from the nanowire. A first conductive region is disposed adjacent the first gate electrode and adjacent the void, and is spaced apart from the nanowire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chytra Pawashe, Kevin Lin, Anurag Chaudhry, Raseong Kim, Seiyon Kim, Kelin Kuhn, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Rafael Rios, Ian A. Young
  • Patent number: 9926193
    Abstract: Nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) devices having nanomagnets for an improved range of operating voltages and improved control of dimensions of a cantilever are described. For example, in an embodiment, a nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) device includes a substrate layer, a first magnetic layer disposed above the substrate layer, a first dielectric layer disposed above the first magnetic layer, a second dielectric disposed above the first dielectric layer, and a cantilever disposed above the second dielectric layer. The cantilever bends from a first position to a second position towards the substrate layer when a voltage is applied to the cantilever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge A. Munoz, Dmitri E. Nikonov, Kelin J. Kuhn, Patrick Theofanis, Chytra Pawashe, Kevin Lin, Seiyon Kim
  • Publication number: 20180079052
    Abstract: A method of polishing includes polishing a layer of a substrate, monitoring the layer of the substrate with an in-situ monitoring system to generate signal that depends on a thickness of the layer, filtering the signal to generate a filtered signal, determining an adjusted threshold value from an original threshold value and a time delay value representative of time required for filtering the signal, and triggering a polishing endpoint when the filtered signal crosses the adjusted threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kun Xu, Kevin Lin, Ingemar Carlsson, Shih-Haur Shen, Tzu-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 9924506
    Abstract: There is provided a signalling method for use in an advanced wireless communication network (100) that supports a first duplex mode, a second duplex mode different to the first duplex mode, and carrier aggregation of the first second duplex modes. This method includes configuring a UE (104-106) for data communication with the network (100) through a first access node (101) as a PCell, on the first duplex mode and with a first transmission mode (TM) including one or more transport blocks (TBs). This method also includes configuring the UE (104-106) for data communication with the network (100) through a second access node (103) as a SCell, on the second duplex mode and with a second TM including one or more TBs. The second TM associated with the second access node (103) is configured independently of the first TM associated with the first access node (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuanrong Lan, Kevin Lin, Phong Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20180063035
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating port extender (PE) ID assignment in an extended bridge are provided. According to one set of embodiments, a controlling bridge (CB) can store a set of one or more port extender PE ID configurations for the extended bridge. At least one PE ID configuration in the stored set can include (1) an identity of a first CB port, and (2) a plurality of PE IDs corresponding to PEs connected to the first CB port, in connection order. In cases where the plurality of PEs form a ring that also connects to a second CB port, the at least one PE ID configuration can also include an identity of the second CB port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventor: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin
  • Patent number: 9900884
    Abstract: There is provided a method in a wireless base station (300), the method comprise transmitting, to a wireless device (100) having a reduced data bandwidth or a reduced control and data bandwidth, control and data signalling within a first bandwidth, in respective control and data regions, wherein signalling within the data region intended for the wireless device (100) is constrained within a second bandwidth which is narrower than the first bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phong Nguyen, Aziz Rahman, Kevin Lin
  • Publication number: 20180035308
    Abstract: A system and method of data communication is provided for use in a wireless communication system. The wireless communication system includes a base station, a relay user equipment (UE) and an out of coverage UE (OOC-UE). The method includes receiving, at the relay UE and from the base station, a relay cycle configuration, the relay cycle configuration defining a relay cycle including a first time period for device to device (D2D) communication, and a second time period for cellular communication. The method then includes receiving, at the relay UE by D2D communication, within the first time period and from the out of coverage UE (OOC-UE), relay data, and providing, from the relay UE by cellular communication, within the second time period and to the BS, the relay data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phong NGUYEN, Kevin LIN
  • Patent number: 9872291
    Abstract: There is provided a method in a wireless base station (300), the method comprise transmitting, to a wireless device (100) having a reduced data bandwidth or a reduced control and data bandwidth, control and data signalling within a first bandwidth, in respective control and data regions, wherein signalling within the data region intended for the wireless device (100) is constrained within a second bandwidth which is narrower than the first bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Phong Nguyen, Aziz Rahman, Kevin Lin
  • Patent number: 9860133
    Abstract: Techniques for validating configuration changes in a mixed node topology are provided. In one embodiment, a device can identify a link to be removed from a topology comprising a plurality of nodes, where the plurality of nodes includes one or more nodes of a first type and one or more nodes of a second type. The device can then determine whether the removal of the link from the topology would require data traffic between two nodes of the first type to pass through a node of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Shyamsunder Prayagchand Rathi, Shafiuddin Mohammed, Ravi Swamy
  • Patent number: 9853889
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing broadcast and multicast traffic in a stacking system are provided. In one embodiment, a master device in the stacking system can automatically determine a minimal set of VLAN associations for stacking links in the stacking system. The minimal set of VLAN associations can avoid unnecessary transmission of broadcast or multicast packets through the system's topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Shafiuddin Mohammed, Tao Guan, Vishal Sinha
  • Publication number: 20170263553
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include interconnect structures with overhead vias and through vias that are self-aligned with interconnect lines and methods of forming such structures. In an embodiment, an interconnect structure is formed in an interlayer dielectric (ILD). One or more first interconnect lines may be formed in the ILD. The interconnect structure may also include one or more second interconnect lines in the ILD that arranged in an alternating pattern with the first interconnect lines. Top surfaces of each of the first and second interconnect lines may be recessed below a top surface of the ILD. The interconnect structure may include a self-aligned overhead via formed over one or more of the first interconnect lines or over one or more of the second interconnect lines. In an embodiment, a top surface of the self-aligned overhead via is substantially coplanar with a top surface of the ILD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: RICHARD E. SCHENKER, MANISH CHANDHOK, ROBERT L. BRISTOL, MAURO J. KOBRINSKY, KEVIN LIN
  • Publication number: 20170263551
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include an interconnect structure and methods of forming such structures. In an embodiment, the interconnect structure may include an interlayer dielectric (ILD) with a first hardmask layer over a top surface of the ILD. Certain embodiments include one or more first interconnect lines in the ILD and a first dielectric cap positioned above each of the first interconnect lines. For example a surface of the first dielectric cap may contact a top surface of the first hardmask layer. Embodiments may also include one or more second interconnect lines in the ILD arranged in an alternating pattern with the first inter-connect lines. In an embodiment, a second dielectric cap is formed over a top surface of each of the second interconnect lines. For example, a surface of the second dielectric cap contacts a top surface of the first hardmask layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: ROBERT L. BRISTOL, MANISH CHANDHOK, JASMEET S. CHAWLA, FLORIAN GSTREIN, EUNGNAK HAN, RAMI HOURANI, KEVIN LIN, RICHARD E. SCHENKER, TODD R. YOUNKIN
  • Publication number: 20170188343
    Abstract: There is provided a method in a wireless base station (300), the method comprise transmitting, to a wireless device (100) having a reduced data bandwidth or a reduced control and data bandwidth, control and data signalling within a first bandwidth, in respective control and data regions, wherein signalling within the data region intended for the wireless device (100) is constrained within a second bandwidth which is narrower than the first bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Phong NGUYEN, Aziz RAHMAN, Kevin LIN
  • Patent number: 9692652
    Abstract: A framework for reliably communicating port information in a system of devices is provided. In one embodiment, each device in the system of devices can create a first record that includes port information pertaining to a plurality of ports of the device, where the plurality of ports are usable for communicatively coupling the device to other devices in the system of devices. The device can further receive, from the other devices in the system of devices, one or more second records including port information pertaining to the ports of the other devices, and can store the first record and the one or more second records in a data store maintained locally on the device. The device can then forward copies of the first record and the one or more second records out of each of the plurality of ports, thereby causing the copies of the first record and the one or more second records to be communicated to the other devices in the system of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Aseem Rastogi, Mike Lin Wang, Dheeraj Reddy, Ravi Swamy
  • Patent number: 9692695
    Abstract: Techniques for aggregating hardware routing resources in a system of devices are provided. In one embodiment, a device in the system of devices can divide routing entries in a software routing table of the system into a plurality of route subsets. The device can further assign each route subset in the plurality of route subsets to one or more devices in the system. The device can then install, for each route subset that is assigned to the device, routing entries in the route subset into a hardware routing table of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin, Vishal Sinha, Gefan Zhang, Kalpesh Bafna, Siddhesh Dindorkar, Tao Guan
  • Publication number: 20170171138
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media are configured to monitor event information relating to an event broadcasted to an audience of a social networking system. The event information can include users who are participating in the event. It can be determined that a predetermined entity is participating in the event. A notification that the predetermined entity is participating in the event is provided during the event to at least one of a broadcaster of the event and a user participating in the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Lin, Ryan Lin
  • Publication number: 20170158501
    Abstract: Nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) devices having nanomagnets for an improved range of operating voltages and improved control of dimensions of a cantilever are described. For example, in an embodiment, a nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) device includes a substrate layer, a first magnetic layer disposed above the substrate layer, a first dielectric layer disposed above the first magnetic layer, a second dielectric disposed above the first dielectric layer, and a cantilever disposed above the second dielectric layer. The cantilever bends from a first position to a second position towards the substrate layer when a voltage is applied to the cantilever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge A. MUNOZ, Dmitri E. NIKONOV, Kelin J. KUHN, Patrick THEOFANIS, Chytra PAWASHE, Kevin LIN, Seiyon KIM
  • Patent number: 9674945
    Abstract: Methods of forming a microelectronic packaging structure and associated structures formed thereby are described. Those methods may include attaching a microfluidic die to a package structure, wherein the microfluidic die comprises a plurality of asymmetric electrodes that may be coupled with signal pads disposed within the package structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Weng Hong Teh, Kevin Lin, Feras Eid, Qing Ma
  • Patent number: D789384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lin, Ryan Lin, Alex Douglas Cornell