Patents by Inventor Robert A. Zak

Robert A. Zak 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: 20190042946
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semiconductor package apparatus may include technology to embed one or more trigger operations in one or more messages related to collective operations for a neural network, and issue the one or more messages related to the collective operations to a hardware-based message scheduler in a desired order of execution. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sayantan Sur, James Dinan, Maria Garzaran, Anupama Kurpad, Andrew Friedley, Nusrat Islam, Robert Zak
  • Publication number: 20190044864
    Abstract: Technologies for Ethernet gateway congestion management in HPC architectures include a high-performance computing (HPC) switch with an Ethernet gateway that is configured to receive an HPC packet from an HPC fabric via a virtual lane (VL) of the Ethernet gateway. The Ethernet gateway is further configured to determine whether the HPC packet corresponds to a backward error correction notification (BECN), identify one or more priority code points (PCPs) of the HPC packet corresponding to a BECN as a function of the VL on which the HPC packet was received, and generate an Ethernet priority-based flow control (PFC) frame that includes the one or more identified PCPs in a header of the Ethernet PFC frame. Additionally, the Ethernet gateway is configured to transmit the Ethernet PFC frame to an Ethernet fabric as a function of the one or more identified PCPs. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Muntz, Robert Zak, Thomas Lovett, Michael A. Parker
  • Patent number: 7966034
    Abstract: A mobile communications device has a wireless transceiver to facilitate communications, memory, and a processor. The processor may be configured to analyze an audio file stored in the memory, and extract or generate synchronizing information from the audio file. The processor synchronizes one or more complementary multi-media effects, such as lights, a camera, or a tactile feedback generator, with the audio file based on the synchronizing information. Alternatively, a user may input synchronizing information about the audio file via an interface on the communications device. The processor may then control the complementary multi-media effects in synchronization with the input synchronizing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: John W. Northcutt, Charles Randall Yates, Robert A. Zak
  • Publication number: 20100153336
    Abstract: A mobile device and method for synchronizing information between electronic devices (e.g., a personal computer, an application server). The method includes establishing a communication link between a mobile device and an electronic device. Detecting a synchronization condition by the mobile device, wherein the synchronization condition is a transfer of data from the electronic device to the mobile device and the data includes a plurality of fields. The data to be transferred is compared to a corresponding field on the mobile device. If the data to be transferred exceeds a maximum data size, the data is parsed to preserve data having a predefined format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventor: Robert A. Zak
  • Patent number: 7483692
    Abstract: A method of predicting user input to a mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal creates a raw user input data record comprised of input to the mobile terminal. A contextual data record is appended to the raw user input data record and both are stored. Another process processes the records contained in the raw user input database to identify repetitive patterns of user input. Identified patterns are stored in a recognized input pattern database. The mobile terminal then monitors current input and compares it to the repetitive patterns stored in the recognized input pattern database. Upon matching the current input to a repetitive pattern within a specified tolerance, the mobile terminal prompts the user to allow the mobile terminal to complete the process of inputting the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Robert A. Zak, Peter M. Mangum, Michael Shannon Welch, Paul Henry Nichols, Myra Rice
  • Publication number: 20080183755
    Abstract: An alert file is stored on an electronic device is operated by determining if an audio format of the alert file is in a first category including at least one high complexity audio format or is in a second category including at least one low complexity audio format, converting the audio format of the alert file to one of the at least one low complexity audio format if the audio format of the alert file is in the first category, and saving the alert file with the converted audio format on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Robert A. Zak
  • Publication number: 20060230236
    Abstract: A method for precognitive fetching, involving receiving an original request, performing pre-fetching analysis using the original request to obtain a pre-fetch request, forwarding the pre-fetch request to a storage subsystem, and receiving a response to the pre-fetch request from the storage subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Finkelstein, Srinivasan Viswanathan, Robert Zak
  • Publication number: 20060156999
    Abstract: A reciprocating internal combustion engine is based on Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) that occurs in a deformable, resonant combustion chamber and that is coupled mechanically to efficient, resonant, electro-mechanical transducers acting as motors and generators. The mechanical coupling also implements fuel/air intake valves and exhaust valves. Embedded sensors allow an electronic control system to start the engine and thereafter to maintain operational configuration of the moving components in response to the effects of imperfect mechanical fabrication and/or assembly and dynamic changes in mechanical properties of the materials with run-time temperature and engine life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Applicant: AgilePower Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Wade, Robert Zak
  • Publication number: 20060141990
    Abstract: A method of predicting user input to a mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal creates a raw user input data record comprised of input to the mobile terminal. A contextual data record is appended to the raw user input data record and both are stored. Another process processes the records contained in the raw user input database to identify repetitive patterns of user input. Identified patterns are stored in a recognized input pattern database. The mobile terminal then monitors current input and compares it to the repetitive patterns stored in the recognized input pattern database. Upon matching the current input to a repetitive pattern within a specified tolerance, the mobile terminal prompts the user to allow the mobile terminal to complete the process of inputting the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
    Inventors: Robert Zak, Peter Mangum, Michael Welch, Paul Nichols, Myra Rice
  • Publication number: 20060141409
    Abstract: A method of verifying proper operation of an electromagnetic valve. The method includes providing a mechanism to effect opening of the valve, verifying that the valve opened as a result of employing the mechanism to effect opening of the valve and after verifying the valve opened, signaling the valve to close after a first period of time has elapsed. The method further includes, after signaling the valve to close, signaling the valve to re-open after a second period of time has elapsed and detecting the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event associated with the closing or re-opening of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Chian, Donald Kasprzyk, Sybrandus Munsterhuis, Timothy Nordberg, Willem Werf, Robert Zak, Andres Waszczenko
  • Publication number: 20050209858
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a transceiver to communicate in a push-to-talk mode, and a speech processor having a voice recognition engine. The speech processor detects and processes speech signals input by a user and recognizes predetermined voice commands uttered by the user. The transceiver may be controlled to transmit the speech signals in the push-to-talk mode responsive to the detection of the predetermined voice commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventor: Robert Zak
  • Patent number: 6914885
    Abstract: A demodulated data stream is selected by concurrently demodulating radio signals to provide a first data stream and a second data stream with the first data stream. A first error level associated with the first data stream is determined. A second error level associated with the second data stream is also determined. The data stream having the better error level can be selected for further processing. Related wireless radio receivers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Prasada Rao, Robert A. Zak
  • Publication number: 20050077368
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a health status of a water heating device is disclosed. The water heating device may have a controller that incorporates logic to regulate the heater responsive to water temperatures detected at different areas within the water heating device by first and second sensors. Unfortunately, the first and second sensors may fail. To detect fault conditions or otherwise determine the heath status of the water heating device, a logic unit in the controller may perform a test on the first and/or second sensors so as to provide a test output. The logic unit may also determine whether the test output satisfies one or more predetermined thresholds. These predetermined thresholds may be indicative of a properly-functioning sensor. When the test output does not satisfy the at least one predetermined threshold, the logic unit may then set a fault condition indicative of improperly functioning sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Zak, Douglas Bird, Brent Chian
  • Publication number: 20050070241
    Abstract: A mobile communications device has a wireless transceiver to facilitate communications, memory, and a processor. The processor may be configured to analyze an audio file stored in the memory, and extract or generate synchronizing information from the audio file. The processor synchronizes one or more complementary multi-media effects, such as lights, a camera, or a tactile feedback generator, with the audio file based on the synchronizing information. Alternatively, a user may input synchronizing information about the audio file via an interface on the communications device. The processor may then control the complementary multi-media effects in synchronization with the input synchronizing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventors: John Northcutt, Charles Yates, Robert Zak
  • Patent number: 6829253
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a transceiver to acquire synchronization to a channel in a TDMA communications system by identifying a known synchronization word in a burst received at the transceiver over the channel are provided. Pursuant to these methods and systems a first uncertainty window and a second uncertainty window are defined within a burst that is received over the channel. The transceiver may search in these uncertainty windows for the known synchronization word, where the first uncertainty window is smaller than the second uncertainty window. The first uncertainty window is first searched for the known synchronization word. It may then be determined if the known synchronization word has been located within the first uncertainty window. If it has not been, the second uncertainty window is then searched for the known synchronization word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Havish Koorapaty, Robert A. Zak, Carl B. Toot
  • Patent number: 6625227
    Abstract: An artificial ramping waveform profile is applied to a burst transmission power amplifier in order to reduce transients. A profile source is supplied with a plurality of pre-determined artificial ramping profiles. At the beginning of the burst transmission ramping period, one of the artificial ramping profiles is selected and fed to the power amplifier. The selection of the artificial ramping profile is based at least in part on the first message symbol of the message to be burst transmitted. Preferably, each different possible first message symbol has its own unique corresponding artificial ramping profile, and the corresponding waveform is used to artificially ramp the power amplifier when that message symbol is the first message symbol. At the end of the ramping period, the inputs to the power amplifier are switched to the traditional signal source, such as the FIR filters, etc., for receipt of the message symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Shull, Robert A. Zak
  • Publication number: 20020198708
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a vocoder operative in a speech active mode and a speech inactive mode. In speech active mode, the mobile terminal encodes an input signal to generate a coded speech signal. In a speech inactive mode, the vocoder generates comfort noise parameters for transmission by the mobile terminal. During a FACCH-in-progress condition, override logic forces the vocoder into a speech active mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Robert A. Zak, Madeleine Saikaly
  • Publication number: 20020163904
    Abstract: A demodulated data stream is selected by concurrently demodulating radio signals to provide a first data stream and a second data stream with the first data stream. A first error level associated with the first data stream is determined. A second error level associated with the second data stream is also determined. The data stream having the better error level can be selected for further processing. Related wireless radio receivers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2001
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Prasada Rao, Robert A. Zak
  • Patent number: 6452991
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating a known multi-symbol syncword in a received signal are disclosed, wherein a potential syncword is located in a first batch of samples of the received signal which has a correlation energy with the known syncword which exceeds a first detection threshold. A correlation energy with the known syncword for a group of samples in a second batch of samples of the received signal is determined, where the group of samples in the second batch of samples are selected based on the location of the potential syncword within the first batch of samples. The correlation energy associated with the group of samples in the second batch of samples is compared with a second detection threshold that is higher than the first detection threshold. The location of the known syncword may be identified based upon the comparison of the correlation energy associated with the group of samples in the second batch of samples with the second detection threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Zak
  • Patent number: 6084926
    Abstract: A multi-path demodulator is provided for a mobile radiotelephone that includes a maximum likelihood sequence estimator in parallel with a symbol-by-symbol detector to demodulate the received signals. In a preferred embodiment, an adaptive equalizer is used in a dual-path demodulator in parallel with a differential detector. As each frame of data is demodulated, a determination is made from channel decoder information from each path about which demodulated bit stream to use (e.g., from either the estimator or detector). The performance of the demodulator is thus optimized for both non-time-dispersive and time-dispersive radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2000
    Assignee: Ericsson Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Zak, George W. Kellam