Patents by Inventor Robert A. Dunstan

Robert A. Dunstan 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: 20200199846
    Abstract: A padding machine for moving along a side of a ditch, scooping up excavated material from the side of the ditch, and sifting the excavated material into padding material for falling in the ditch comprises a frame comprising side frame members and frame rails spaced apart from the side frame members. A screening belt is driven around pulleys supported by the frame. The screening belt comprises a screen for collecting and conveying the excavated material upwardly. The screen comprises apertures for sifting the excavated material into padding material by permitting the padding material to fall through the apertures of the screen. The screen runs over the frame rails which support the screen. A discharge conveyor is mounted to the frame beneath an upper run of the screening belt. The discharge conveyor receives the padding material passing through the screen and discharges the padding material into the ditch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Robert DUNSTAN, Chris ARGUE, David JAKUS, Larry OWENS, Rob KHALER, Matthew WALZ, Reece GRYWUL
  • Publication number: 20200026599
    Abstract: Techniques for encoding data are described herein. The method includes receiving a block payload at a physical layer to be transmitted via a data bus. The method includes establishing a block header comprising an arrangement of bits, the block header defining two block header types, wherein a hamming distance between block header types is at least four.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huimin Chen, Andrew Martwick, Howard Heck, Robert Dunstan, Dennis Bell, Abdul Ismail
  • Patent number: 10372527
    Abstract: Techniques for encoding data are described herein. The method includes receiving a block payload at a physical layer to be transmitted via a data bus. The method includes establishing a block header comprising an arrangement of bits, the block header defining two block header types, wherein a hamming distance between block header types is at least four.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huimin Chen, Andrew Martwick, Howard Heck, Robert Dunstan, Dennis Bell, Abdul Hawk Ismail
  • Patent number: 10268815
    Abstract: An apparatus is described herein. The apparatus includes a controller and a proxy entity. The controller is to detect a peripheral device and authenticate the peripheral device according to a first protocol. The proxy entity that is to configure the peripheral device in an operable protocol in response to the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10243312
    Abstract: A method of receiving a plug at a receptacle is disclosed. The method may include receiving a plug at a receptacle, the receptacle including contacts disposed with a rotational symmetry about a center point of the receptacle. The method may also include determining, via detection circuitry, any orientation of the plug inserted into the receptacle. The method may also include changing, via selection control circuitry, a connection path coupled to the contacts based on the orientation of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Saunders, Robert Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10205325
    Abstract: A method of providing power to electronics within a cable is described. The method may include communicatively coupling a first device to a second device via a cable. The cable may include electronic components integrated within the cable. The method may also include providing a signal from the first device to the second device. The method may also include providing, via an internal power line within the cable, power to the integrated electronic components. The method may also include providing, via a device power line within the cable, power between the first device and the second device, wherein the internal power line and the device power line are electrically isolated from one another inside the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Saunders, Robert Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10088514
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include a method, system, and apparatus for detecting an orientation configuration. For example, an apparatus having an all-in-one port may include a first configuration pin and a second configuration pin. The apparatus may also include logic configured to enter into an accessory mode based on a presence of a first signal on the first configuration pin and a second signal on the second configuration pin. The logic may be further configured to provide an orientation indication by altering the first signal on the first configuration pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Kuehnis, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10067545
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for controlling power in an active cable via a circuit mechanism located internally within the cable assembly. The system may include a first device communicatively coupled to a second device via the cable assembly and a device power line. The circuit mechanism may control power to the cable assembly and a voltage comparator may be connected to the circuit mechanism to regulate the flow of power associated with the cable of the cable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Dunstan
  • Patent number: 10025748
    Abstract: A system can include a host device and a remote terminal. The host device can include a host terminal, the host terminal including a host configuration manager to allocate a data lane to an I/O protocol and a protocol multiplexer to carry out allocation of the data lane based on the allocation of the configuration manager. The remote terminal can include a remote configuration manager. The remote configuration manager is to communicate with the remote configuration manager via a control bus to detect connection of an I/O device to an I/O port and to allocate the data lane to the I/O protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huimin Chen, Dennis M. Bell, Robert A. Dunstan, Duane G. Quiet, Gary A. Solomon
  • Patent number: 9996133
    Abstract: In one example a power management module comprises logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to detect a disconnection on at least one signaling contact in a receptacle prior to a disconnection on the at least one power contact in the receptacle, wherein the receptacle is adapted to mate with a plug, the receptacle comprising a plurality of electrical contacts including at least one power contact to connect with a power pin on the plug and at least one signaling contact to connect with a signaling pin on the plug and in response to the disconnection on the signaling contact, to switch a processor to a low power state prior to a disconnect between the at least one power contact in the receptacle and the power pin on the plug. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Vijaykumar B. Kadgi, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20170293335
    Abstract: A Power Provider is described which comprises a pull-up resistive device to pull-up a sideband unit (SBU) pin; and logic to adjust voltage level on a power supply node (VBUS) according to the voltage and/or current condition on the SBU pin. A Power Consumer is described which comprises: logic to modulate voltage and/or current on SBU pin; and logic to receive a power supply on a power supply node (VBUS) according to the modulated voltage and/or current on the SBU pin. A USB system is described which comprises: a power provider having a first SBU pin which is pulled high; a power consumer having a second SBU pin, wherein the power consumer is operable to modulate voltage/current on the second SBU pin; and a USB Type-C cable coupled to the power provider and the power consumer such that the first and second SBU pins are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Robert A. Dunstan, Don J. Nguyen, Chee Lim Nge, James M. Yoder
  • Patent number: 9766674
    Abstract: A system for sharing a power delivery controller is described herein. The system includes a plurality of ports and a power delivery controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of ports. The power delivery controller is to send a first message to a particular port of the plurality of ports and remain connected to the particular port and enable power delivery to the particular port in response to a particular return message from the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Dunstan, Chee Lim Nge
  • Patent number: 9755449
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for a charger that includes a converter with a battery port, a first bypass switch coupled to a first bus port and the battery port, and a second bypass switch coupled to a second bus port and the battery port. Additionally, a charge controller may use one or more control signals to manage power to be delivered from the first bus port through the first bypass switch to the battery port, and power to be delivered from the second bus port through the second bypass switch to the battery port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chee Lim Nge, Alexander B. Uan-Zo-Li, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20170177053
    Abstract: In one example a power management module comprises logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to detect a disconnection on at least one signaling contact in a receptacle prior to a disconnection on the at least one power contact in the receptacle, wherein the receptacle is adapted to mate with a plug, the receptacle comprising a plurality of electrical contacts including at least one power contact to connect with a power pin on the plug and at least one signaling contact to connect with a signaling pin on the plug and in response to the disconnection on the signaling contact, to switch a processor to a low power state prior to a disconnect between the at least one power contact in the receptacle and the power pin on the plug. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Vijaykumar B. Kadgi, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20170179660
    Abstract: A method of receiving a plug at a receptacle is disclosed. The method may include receiving a plug at a receptacle, the receptacle including contacts disposed with a rotational symmetry about a center point of the receptacle. The method may also include determining, via detection circuitry, any orientation of the plug inserted into the receptacle. The method may also include changing, via selection control circuitry, a connection path coupled to the contacts based on the orientation of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Saunders, Robert Dunstan
  • Patent number: 9590373
    Abstract: A method of receiving a plug at a receptacle is disclosed. The method may include receiving a plug at a receptacle, the receptacle including contacts disposed with a rotational symmetry about a center point of the receptacle. The method may also include determining, via detection circuitry, any orientation of the plug inserted into the receptacle. The method may also include changing, via selection control circuitry, a connection path coupled to the contacts based on the orientation of the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Saunders, Robert Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20170003346
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include a method, system, and apparatus for detecting an orientation configuration. For example, an apparatus having an all-in-one port may include a first configuration pin and a second configuration pin. The apparatus may also include logic configured to enter into an accessory mode based on a presence of a first signal on the first configuration pin and a second signal on the second configuration pin. The logic may be further configured to provide an orientation indication by altering the first signal on the first configuration pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rolf Kuehnis, Robert A. Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20160378971
    Abstract: An apparatus is described herein. The apparatus includes a controller and a proxy entity. The controller is to detect a peripheral device and authenticate the peripheral device according to a first protocol. The proxy entity that is to configure the peripheral device in an operable protocol in response to the authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20160226259
    Abstract: A method of providing power to electronics within a cable is described. The method may include communicatively coupling a first device to a second device via a cable. The cable may include electronic components integrated within the cable. The method may also include providing a signal from the first device to the second device. The method may also include providing, via an internal power line within the cable, power to the integrated electronic components. The method may also include providing, via a device power line within the cable, power between the first device and the second device, wherein the internal power line and the device power line are electrically isolated from one another inside the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Saunders, Robert Dunstan
  • Publication number: 20160094071
    Abstract: Systems and methods may provide for a charger that includes a converter with a battery port, a first bypass switch coupled to a first bus port and the battery port, and a second bypass switch coupled to a second bus port and the battery port. Additionally, a charge controller may use one or more control signals to manage power to be delivered from the first bus port through the first bypass switch to the battery port, and power to be delivered from the second bus port through the second bypass switch to the battery port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: CHEE LIM NGE, ALEXANDER B. UAN-ZO-LI, ROBERT A. DUNSTAN