Patents by Inventor Ralph V. MIELE

Ralph V. MIELE 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: 10482689
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a smart sensor for monitoring a vehicle, including: a sensor array comprising a mechanical input sensor; a network interface; a processor; and one or more logic elements providing a data engine to: collect an vibration input from the mechanical input sensor; and report the data from the mechanical input sensor to a data aggregator via the network interface. There is also disclosed a data aggregation server engine to aggregate and correlate inputs from the smart sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Dwight McAfee, Andrew Larson, Mark E. Sprenger, Mark Angus MacDonald, Ralph V. Miele
  • Patent number: 10455685
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a circuit board, and the circuit board may include a dielectric material. A socket may be coupled to a first side of the circuit board, and the socket may be configured to receive a semiconductor package. A backing plate may be positioned on a second side of the circuit board. A spacer may be positioned between the backing plate and the circuit board. The spacer may alter the profile of the socket to provide a curved profile to the socket. The spacer may displace a portion of the socket in a first direction, for instance when the spacer is coupled between the backing plate and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Steven A. Klein, Kuang Liu, Thomas A. Boyd, Luis Gil Rangel, Muffadal Mukadem, Shelby A. Ferguson, Francis Toth, Jr., Eric Buddrius, Ralph V. Miele, Sriram Srinivasan, Jeffory L. Smalley
  • Publication number: 20190302857
    Abstract: A microprocessor loading mechanism, comprising a bolster plate surrounding an aperture, wherein the opening is to receive a microprocessor socket, one or more torsion bars coupled to the bolster plate, and a stud coupled to each of the one or more torsion bars, wherein each stud is to receive a nut to secure a microprocessor package to the microprocessor socket within the aperture and wherein each stud is secured to the bolster plate by each corresponding torsion bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric W. Buddrius, Ralph V. Miele, Mohanraj Prabhugoud, David Shia, Jeffory L. Smalley
  • Publication number: 20190304869
    Abstract: A microprocessor heat sink fastener, comprising a nut comprising a thermoplastic material and fibrous fill particles and a bore extending along an axis of the nut. The bore has internal threads. The internal threads comprise a surface. At least one of the fibrous fill particles has first and second ends extending from the surface into a sub-surface region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Larson, Bijoyraj Sahu, Craig J. Jahne, Eric W. Buddrius, Ralph V. Miele
  • Publication number: 20190304870
    Abstract: A microprocessor heat sink fastener assembly, comprising a base to couple to a heat sink a retention nut to be received by a cavity of the base, and a retention clip to be attached to the base and to be cantilevered therefrom. The retention clip is to engage with a latching structure extending from a latching structure of a retention plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Boyd, Ming-Chen Chang, Evan A. Chenelly, Divya Swamy Bandaru, Craig J. Jahne, Andrew Larson, Eric W. Buddrius, Eric D. McAfee, Mustafa Haswarey, Ralph V. Miele, Rolf Laido
  • Patent number: 10412560
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device. The mobile device may be located proximate a mobile terminal and controlled by the mobile terminal. The mobile device may include a processor and a memory. The memory may store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: determine a mode of operation of the mobile device, determine a thermal profile for the mode of operation of the mobile device, and implement a power profile to achieve the thermal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Eduardo Escamilla, James Utz, James M. Yoder, Tongyan Zhai, Baomin Liu, Meenakshi Gupta, Brian R Peil, Venkat R Gaurav, Drew G Damm, Andrew Larson, Ricky O Branner
  • Publication number: 20190227598
    Abstract: A dual screen display device may include a set of displays including a first display and a second display. A base may support the displays. A hinge may be coupled between the first and second displays. A channel and post may be provided in the displays and the base to provide a sliding translation between the base and the displays. In some embodiments of the dual screen device, the hinge, channel and post cooperate to provide a coupled translation of the first and second displays relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Drew G. Damm, Dan H. Gerbus, Andrew Larson, Shyamjith Mohan
  • Publication number: 20190087925
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods of monitoring the utilization of protective equipment by individuals requesting access to a restricted area that requires the use of specific protective equipment, are provided. A protective equipment checker, which includes a proximity sensor, a three-dimensional (3D) camera, and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader, performs a full body scan on the individual to determine if the location-specific protective equipment is being worn, or is in the possession of the individual. If a determination is made that the proper protective equipment is being worn, the individual is granted access to the location. If, one the other hand, the required protective equipment is not being worn, entry to the location is denied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Elizabeth Stortstrom, Andrew Larson, Mark E. Sprenger, Ralph V. Miele
  • Patent number: 10188931
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a smart base for a baseball system or a softball system comprises a sensor to detect a first time at which a runner has touched the smart base, a radio-frequency (RF) receiver to receive a signal from a smart baseball that indicates a second time at which the smart baseball was caught, timing circuitry to detect if the second time occurs before or after the first time; and indicator circuitry to indicate a force out if the second time occurs before the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Larson, Mark E. Sprenger, Ralph V. Miele, Eric D. McAfee, Mark MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20180358826
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a first housing and a wireless charging stand. The first housing can include a display. The wireless charging stand can include a power receiving unit and is configured to wireless charge the electronic device and support the first housing at different viewing angles of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen John Allen, Gregory A. Peek, Yoshifumi Nishi, Rolf Laido, Shaun Gerrit Immeker, Kerry A. Stevens, Andrew Larson, Ralph V. Miele, Kimi Jensen, Duck Young Kong, Dan H. Gerbus
  • Publication number: 20180276911
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed a smart sensor for monitoring a vehicle, including: a sensor array comprising a mechanical input sensor; a network interface; a processor; and one or more logic elements providing a data engine to: collect an vibration input from the mechanical input sensor; and report the data from the mechanical input sensor to a data aggregator via the network interface. There is also disclosed a data aggregation server engine to aggregate and correlate inputs from the smart sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Dwight MCAFEE, Andrew LARSON, Mark E. SPRENGER, Mark Angus MACDONALD, Ralph V. MIELE
  • Patent number: 10027160
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a wireless charging electronic device. An embodiment of the method includes integrating a coil and a collector plate to a chassis of the electronic device to wirelessly charge the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, David G. Payne, Brandon Courtney, Isaac A. Simpson, Andrew Larson, David Pidwerbecki, Patrick Chewning
  • Publication number: 20180143662
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). The electronic device may also include a first housing and a structurally sensitive module. The structurally sensitive module can include a structurally sensitive component and a structurally sensitive attachment. The structurally sensitive attachment includes one or more mounting tabs to structurally isolate the structurally sensitive component from the first housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Amin Mohammed Godil, Andrew Larson, Shantanu D. Kulkarni, Dan H. Gerbus, Andrew C. Dausman, David A. Rittenhouse
  • Publication number: 20180091987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device. The mobile device may be located proximate a mobile terminal and controlled by the mobile terminal. The mobile device may include a processor and a memory. The memory may store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: determine a mode of operation of the mobile device, determine a thermal profile for the mode of operation of the mobile device, and implement a power profile to achieve the thermal profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Eduardo Escamilla, James Utz, James M. Yoder, Tongyan Zhai, Baomin Liu, Meenakshi Gupta, Brian R. Peil, Venkat R. Gaurav, Drew G. Damm, Andrew Larson, Ricky O. Branner, Steven J. Lofland, George H. Daskalakis, James C. Raupp, Michael Ahrens, David Pidwerbecki, Bo Qiu, Stacy L. Yee
  • Publication number: 20180001179
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a smart base for a baseball system or a softball system comprises a sensor to detect a first time at which a runner has touched the smart base, a radio-frequency (RF) receiver to receive a signal from a smart baseball that indicates a second time at which the smart baseball was caught, timing circuitry to detect if the second time occurs before or after the first time; and indicator circuitry to indicate a force out if the second time occurs before the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Larson, Mark E. Sprenger, Ralph V. Miele, Eric D. McAfee, Mark MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20170285603
    Abstract: A sensor system including a remote sensor and an integrated system on a chip (“SOC”) or controller. The remote sensor can be integrated into the light switch to monitor the area adjacent the light switch, where the light switch can visually disguise the remote sensor to minimize any undesirable aesthetic appearances created by the remote sensor. As light switches are ordinarily positioned high on a wall to be easily accessible, the concealed remote sensor also positioned to make optimal measurements of the area adjacent the light switch. The SOC can process measurements for the remote sensor and provide a control signal for an HVAC controller or other building system. The SOC can permit the sensor system to operate as a localized controller that can operate building systems to control conditions adjacent the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Dan H. Gerbus, Ralph V. Miele
  • Publication number: 20170287309
    Abstract: A detection system having a threshold sensor for detecting indices of an emergency event in a space and a persistent sensor for continually gathering information within a space. The detection system can monitor the space to determine if an emergency event is occurring and continue to collect information regarding the space. The collected information can be transmitted to rescue workers to provide real time or updated information on people present in the space and their condition or other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Dan H. Gerbus, Ralph V. Miele
  • Publication number: 20170279291
    Abstract: A method may be provided for forming a wireless charging electronic device. This may be performed by integrating a coil and a collector plate to a chassis of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph V. MIELE, David G. PAYNE, Brandon COURTNEY, Isaac A. SIMPSON, Andrew LARSON, David PIDWERBECKI, Patrick CHEWNING
  • Patent number: 9727092
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to a computer dock that can engage a friction element upon receiving a computing device, such as a tablet. The computer dock includes a housing coupled to the computer dock, the housing comprising a cradle to receive a computing device, the housing coupled to the computer dock by a hinge pin and configured to rotate about the hinge pin about a first axis; a friction hinge rigidly affixed to the computer dock; a pivot arm affixed to the housing, the pivot arm configured to rotate about a pivot point. The pivot arm includes a first portion comprising a computing device engagement part to receive the computing device; and a second portion comprising a friction hinge engagement part to engage with the friction hinge upon receiving the computing device in the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dan H. Gerbus, Ralph V. Miele
  • Patent number: D808950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph V. Miele, Drew G Damm, Gustavo Fricke, Dan H. Gerbus, Andrew Larson, Shyamjith Mohan