Patents by Inventor Robert F. Kwasnick

Robert F. Kwasnick 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: 10634714
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a first array of reliability monitors including first and second reliability monitors, wherein the first and second reliability monitors include first and second switches and first and second conductors, wherein the first and second switches are coupled to first and second conductors, respectively; and first and second comparators coupled to the first and second switches, respectively. Described is an apparatus which comprises: a conductor formed on a metal layer; a switch having a source terminal coupled to the conductor, and a drain terminal coupled to a power supply node, wherein the switch is controllable by a controller; and a comparator having a first input coupled to the power supply node and to the switch, wherein the comparator includes a second input coupled to an adjustable reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Huy Le, Mona Mayeh, Victor Zia, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Patent number: 10516304
    Abstract: An apparatus is described herein. The apparatus includes a power transmit unit coil and an active shielding coil. The power transmit unit coil includes a set of main windings, positioned at a first location on a structure, to carry a first current in a first direction, wherein the first current is to cause an electromagnetic field to emanate from the power transmit unit coil. The active shielding coil is positioned at a second location on the structure and is to carry a second current in a direction substantially opposite the first direction wherein the second current is to cause a reduction of the size of the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj Sindia, Songnan Yang, Zhen Yao, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Patent number: 10513272
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for monitoring integrate circuits for failure are described herein. A system to monitor for potential component failure includes a sensor array interface to obtain a first safety level from a first sensor and a second safety level from a second sensor, the first and second sensors installed in a machine, the first and second safety levels indicating how safe the machine is to operate; and a processor to: obtain configuration parameters from a rule data store; combine the first and second safety levels using the configuration parameters to produce a composite safety level; and initiate a responsive action based on the composite safety level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Huy Le
  • Patent number: 10512094
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for assessing and mitigating radio frequency interference (RFI) in a network comprising a plurality of wireless devices. During an RFI assessment phase the process includes receiving an attacker signal to operate as an attacker device and then responding to the attacker signal by transmitting a transmitted interference test packet (ITPkt) to one or more other wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices. The transmitted ITPkt comprises ITPkt parameters includes a network identifier of the device, a transmission globally unique identifier, and a time of transmission for a transmitted interference test pattern (ITPat). The process additionally includes transmitting the transmitted ITPat at the time of transmission for the transmitted ITPat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Clark VanDam
  • Patent number: 10390123
    Abstract: A proximity sensing headphone may include a gyroscopic sensor to determine the motion of the headphone structure and a proximity sensor to determine the movement of an external object through a three-dimensional ambient environment. A proximity sensing headphone control circuit determines the relative motion or movement between the headphone structure in the three-dimensional ambient environment and the external object in the three-dimensional ambient environment to determine at least a distance between the headphone structure and the external object and a velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure. The control circuit may provide an alert output if the determined distance between the headphone structure and the external object is less than a defined distance threshold or the velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure exceeds a defined velocity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj Sindia, Meggie Hakim, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20190213100
    Abstract: System and techniques for autonomously adaptive performance monitoring are described herein. A device state may be measured. A measurement set may be located using the device state. A difference set between the measurement set and a current measurement group may be identified. The current measurement group may be changed into a next measurement group using the difference set. A measurement package created during at least one sample period of the next measurement group may be sent to a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jamel Tayeb, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20190047580
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for monitoring integrate circuits for failure are described herein. A system to monitor for potential component failure includes a sensor array interface to obtain a first safety level from a first sensor and a second safety level from a second sensor, the first and second sensors installed in a machine, the first and second safety levels indicating how safe the machine is to operate; and a processor to: obtain configuration parameters from a rule data store; combine the first and second safety levels using the configuration parameters to produce a composite safety level; and initiate a responsive action based on the composite safety level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Huy Le
  • Publication number: 20190045515
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for assessing and mitigating radio frequency interference (RFI) in a network comprising a plurality of wireless devices. During an RFI assessment phase the process includes receiving an attacker signal to operate as an attacker device and then responding to the attacker signal by transmitting a transmitted interference test packet (ITPkt) to one or more other wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices. The transmitted ITPkt comprises ITPkt parameters includes a network identifier of the device, a transmission globally unique identifier, and a time of transmission for a transmitted interference test pattern (ITPat). The process additionally includes transmitting the transmitted ITPat at the time of transmission for the transmitted ITPat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Clark VanDam
  • Patent number: 10114981
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and system for remotely affecting the functionality and lifetime of an integrated circuit are described herein. One embodiment of a method includes: tracking a plurality of operational metrics relating to a monitored device, sending one or more of the plurality of operational metrics to a remote monitor and responsively receiving a command generated by the remote monitor, generating a threat level based on the plurality of operational metrics and the command, and performing a derating action based on the threat level. The command from the remote monitor may be generated by the remote monitor based, at least in part, on the one or more of the plurality of operational metrics. Alternatively, the command may be generated based on information obtained independently by the remote monitor and not based on the one or more of the plurality of operational metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Suraj Sindia, Clark N. Vandam, Balkaran Gill
  • Publication number: 20180262407
    Abstract: Examples include systems and methods for implementing telemetry architecture on an integrated circuit are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, telemetric architecture on an integrated circuit may include a telemetric semantic space (TSS) such that the TSS is a memory space that stores a set of telemetric data from a plurality of sensors coupled to the integrated circuit. The telemetry architecture may also include a telemetry aggregator that aggregates the set of telemetric data from the plurality of sensors. Furthermore, the telemetry architecture may include a telemetry consumer that queries the telemetry aggregator for a subset of the set of telemetric data stored in the TSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Arijit Biswas, Johan G. Van De Groenendaal, Jeremy J. Shrall, Jeremiah D. Williamson, Rahul Khanna, Robert F. Kwasnick, Arthur E. Handras, Victor T. Lau
  • Publication number: 20180206021
    Abstract: A proximity sensing headphone may include a gyroscopic sensor to determine the motion of the headphone structure and a proximity sensor to determine the movement of an external object through a three-dimensional ambient environment. A proximity sensing headphone control circuit determines the relative motion or movement between the headphone structure in the three-dimensional ambient environment and the external object in the three-dimensional ambient environment to determine at least a distance between the headphone structure and the external object and a velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure. The control circuit may provide an alert output if the determined distance between the headphone structure and the external object is less than a defined distance threshold or the velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure exceeds a defined velocity threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: SURAJ SINDIA, MEGGIE HAKIM, ROBERT F. KWASNICK
  • Publication number: 20180189522
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and system for remotely affecting the functionality and lifetime of an integrated circuit are described herein. One embodiment of a method includes: tracking a plurality of operational metrics relating to a monitored device, sending one or more of the plurality of operational metrics to a remote monitor and responsively receiving a command generated by the remote monitor, generating a threat level based on the plurality of operational metrics and the command, and performing a derating action based on the threat level. The command from the remote monitor may be generated by the remote monitor based, at least in part, on the one or more of the plurality of operational metrics. Alternatively, the command may be generated based on information obtained independently by the remote monitor and not based on the one or more of the plurality of operational metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Suraj Sindia, Clark N. Vandam, Balkaran Gill
  • Publication number: 20170355275
    Abstract: A vehicular inductive power transfer system includes a power transmission unit and a power receiving unit. The distance between the units and the overall alignment of the units with respect to each other determines the overall efficiency of the energy transfer between the power transmission unit and the power receiving unit. Magnetic fields produced by the inductive power transfer system may exceed allowable standards or regulations for human exposure to electromagnetic fields. An inductive power transfer control circuit autonomously causes an actuator to position at least one of the power transmission unit or the power receiving unit in a three-dimensional space based on one or more measured power transfer parameters. Such positioning may occur while the vehicle is moving or stationary. The control circuit may further autonomously adjust one or more power transfer parameters to maintain magnetic field exposure levels at or below industry standards or governmental regulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: ROBERT F. KWASNICK, SURAJ SINDIA, SONGNAN YANG, ZHEN YAO
  • Publication number: 20170287757
    Abstract: Devices and methods are shown that use sensors to detect physical characteristics of an IC circuit or other device over time. The physical characteristics and time data may be used to calculate a damage metric of the IC circuit or other device. The damage metric may be used to notify a user about a condition of the IC circuit or other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Min Pei, Alan E. Lucero
  • Patent number: 9769557
    Abstract: A proximity sensing headphone may include a gyroscopic sensor to determine the motion of the headphone structure and a proximity sensor to determine the movement of an external object through a three-dimensional ambient environment. A proximity sensing headphone control circuit determines the relative motion or movement between the headphone structure in the three-dimensional ambient environment and the external object in the three-dimensional ambient environment to determine at least a distance between the headphone structure and the external object and a velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure. The control circuit may provide an alert output if the determined distance between the headphone structure and the external object is less than a defined distance threshold or the velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure exceeds a defined velocity threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suraj Sindia, Meggie Hakim, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20170242068
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus which comprises: a first array of reliability monitors including first and second reliability monitors, wherein the first and second reliability monitors include first and second switches and first and second conductors, wherein the first and second switches are coupled to first and second conductors, respectively; and first and second comparators coupled to the first and second switches, respectively. Described is an apparatus which comprises: a conductor formed on a metal layer; a switch having a source terminal coupled to the conductor, and a drain terminal coupled to a power supply node, wherein the switch is controllable by a controller; and a comparator having a first input coupled to the power supply node and to the switch, wherein the comparator includes a second input coupled to an adjustable reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Huy Le, Mona Mayeh, Victor Zia, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20170182903
    Abstract: Technologies for wireless charging of an electric vehicle include moving a first coil toward a second coil based on a sensed distance between the first coil and the second coil. In an embodiment, the first coil is embodied as a power transmission coil that is moved toward the second coil, which is embodied as a power receiving coil located in the electric vehicle. The power transmission coil may be moved vertically from a roadway or other substrate beneath the electric vehicle. In another embodiment, the first coil may be embodied as the power receiving coil located in the electric vehicle that is moved downwardly from the electric vehicle toward the second coil, which is embodied as the power transmission coil. In such embodiments, the power transmission coil may be embodied in the roadway or other substrate beneath the electric vehicle. Additional technologies for controlling the movement and transfer of power of the coils are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Robert F. Kwasnick, Suraj Sindia, Zhen Yao
  • Publication number: 20170188129
    Abstract: A proximity sensing headphone may include a gyroscopic sensor to determine the motion of the headphone structure and a proximity sensor to determine the movement of an external object through a three-dimensional ambient environment. A proximity sensing headphone control circuit determines the relative motion or movement between the headphone structure in the three-dimensional ambient environment and the external object in the three-dimensional ambient environment to determine at least a distance between the headphone structure and the external object and a velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure. The control circuit may provide an alert output if the determined distance between the headphone structure and the external object is less than a defined distance threshold or the velocity of the external object through the three-dimensional ambient environment about the headphone structure exceeds a defined velocity threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj Sindia, Meggie Hakim, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20170179731
    Abstract: An apparatus is described herein. The apparatus includes a power transmit unit coil and an active shielding coil. The power transmit unit coil includes a set of main windings, positioned at a first location on a structure, to carry a first current in a first direction, wherein the first current is to cause an electromagnetic field to emanate from the power transmit unit coil. The active shielding coil is positioned at a second location on the structure and is to carry a second current in a direction substantially opposite the first direction wherein the second current is to cause a reduction of the size of the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Suraj Sindia, Songnan Yang, Zhen Yao, Robert F. Kwasnick
  • Publication number: 20160092287
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for Recovery algorithm in memory are described. In one embodiment, a controller comprises logic to receive reliability information from at least one component of a storage device coupled to the controller, store the reliability information in a memory communicatively coupled to the controller, generate at least one reliability indicator for the storage device, and forward the reliability indicator to an election module. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: ARIJIT BISWAS, STEPHEN A. RACUNAS, ROBERT F. KWASNICK