Patents by Inventor Robert P. Gilmore

Robert P. Gilmore 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: 10192813
    Abstract: A hard macro includes a periphery defining a hard macro area and having a top and a bottom and a hard macro thickness from the top to the bottom, the hard macro including a plurality of vias extending through the hard macro thickness from the top to bottom. Also an integrated circuit having a top layer, a bottom layer and at least one middle layer, the top layer including a top layer conductive trace, the middle layer including a hard macro and the bottom layer including a bottom layer conductive trace, wherein the top layer conductive trace is connected to the bottom layer conductive trace by a via extending through the hard macro.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kambiz Samadi, Shreepad A. Panth, Yang Du, Robert P. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20180110033
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9854577
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9543383
    Abstract: High-speed high-power semiconductor devices are disclosed. In an exemplary design, a high-speed high-power semiconductor device includes a source, a drain to provide an output signal, and an active gate to receive an input signal. The semiconductor device further includes at least one field gate located between the active gate and the drain, at least one shallow trench isolation (STI) strip formed transverse to the at least one field gate, and at least one drain active strip formed parallel to, and alternating with, the at least one STI strip. The semiconductor device may be modeled by a combination of an active FET and a MOS varactor. The active gate controls the active FET, and the at least one field gate controls the MOS varactor. The semiconductor device has a low on resistance and can handle a high voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yang Du, Vladimir Aparin, Robert P. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20160262135
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Applicant: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. March, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9344998
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9167560
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Patent number: 9164729
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating random binary sequences from a physical entropy source having a state A and a state B by detecting whether the physical entropy source is in the state A or in the state B, attempting to shift the state of the physical entropy source to the opposite state in a probabilistic manner with less than 100% certainty, and producing one of four outputs based on the detected state and the state of the physical entropy source before the attempted shift. The outputs are placed in first and second queues and extracted in pairs from each queue. Random binary bits are output based on the sequences extracted from each queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Peiyuan Wang, Raghu Sagar Madala, Senthil Kumar Govindaswamy, Kendrick H. Yuen, Robert P. Gilmore, Jung Pill Kim, Seung H. Kang
  • Patent number: 9135976
    Abstract: A probabilistic programming current is injected into a cluster of bi-stable probabilistic switching elements, the probabilistic programming current having parameters set to result in a less than unity probability of any given bi-stable switching element switching, and a resistance of the cluster of bi-stable switching elements is detected. The probabilistic programming current is injected and the resistance of the cluster state detected until a termination condition is met. Optionally the termination condition is detecting the resistance of the cluster of bi-stable switching elements at a value representing a multi-bit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Kendrick Hoy Leong Yuen, Xiaochun Zhu, Seung Hyuk Kang, Matthew Michael Nowak, Jeffrey Alexander Levin, Robert P. Gilmore, Nicholas Ka Ming Yu
  • Publication number: 20140254810
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a system includes a controller configured to receive proximity data associated with a first device of a plurality of devices. The proximity data indicates a relative location of each of one or more devices of the plurality of devices with respect to the first device. The controller is further configured to determine an estimated intermodulation product. The estimated intermodulation product is calculated based on the proximity data. The controller is further configured to initiate transmission of one or more commands, based on the estimated intermodulation product, to at least one device of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor A. Abramsky, Andrzej Partyka, Robert P. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20140222880
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating random binary sequences from a physical entropy source having a state A and a state B by detecting whether the physical entropy source is in the state A or in the state B, attempting to shift the state of the physical entropy source to the opposite state in a probabilistic manner with less than 100% certainty, and producing one of four outputs based on the detected state and the state of the physical entropy source before the attempted shift. The outputs are placed in first and second queues and extracted in pairs from each queue. Random binary bits are output based on the sequences extracted from each queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Peiyuan Wang, Raghu Sagar Madala, Senthil Kumar Govindaswamy, Kendrick H. Yuen, Robert P. Gilmore, Jung Pill Kim, Seung H. Kang
  • Patent number: 8779824
    Abstract: Clock signals are distributed on a chip by applying an oscillating magnetic field to the chip. Local clock generation circuits including magnetic field sensors are distributed around the chip and are coupled to local clocked circuitry on the chip. The magnetic field sensors may include clock magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) in which a magnetic orientation of the free layer is free to rotate in the free layer plane in response to the applied magnetic field. The MTJ resistance alternates between a high resistance value and a low resistance value as the free layer magnetization rotates. Clock generation circuitry coupled to the clock MTJs senses voltage oscillations caused by the alternating resistance of the clock MTJs. The clock generation circuitry includes amplifiers, which convert the sensed voltage into local clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Kendrick H. Yuen, David W. Hansquine, Robert P. Gilmore, Jeff A. Levin
  • Publication number: 20140167831
    Abstract: Clock signals are distributed on a chip by applying an oscillating magnetic field to the chip. Local clock generation circuits including magnetic field sensors are distributed around the chip and are coupled to local clocked circuitry on the chip. The magnetic field sensors may include clock magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) in which a magnetic orientation of the free layer is free to rotate in the free layer plane in response to the applied magnetic field. The MTJ resistance alternates between a high resistance value and a low resistance value as the free layer magnetization rotates. Clock generation circuitry coupled to the clock MTJs senses voltage oscillations caused by the alternating resistance of the clock MTJs. The clock generation circuitry includes amplifiers, which convert the sensed voltage into local clock signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Kendrick H. Yuen, David W. Hansquine, Robert P. Gilmore, Jeff A. Levin
  • Publication number: 20140131885
    Abstract: A hard macro includes a periphery defining a hard macro area and having a top and a bottom and a hard macro thickness from the top to the bottom, the hard macro including a plurality of vias extending through the hard macro thickness from the top to bottom. Also an integrated circuit having a top layer, a bottom layer and at least one middle layer, the top layer including a top layer conductive trace, the middle layer including a hard macro and the bottom layer including a bottom layer conductive trace, wherein the top layer conductive trace is connected to the bottom layer conductive trace by a via extending through the hard macro.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kambiz Samadi, Shreepad A. Panth, Yang Du, Robert P. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20140098602
    Abstract: A probabilistic programming current is injected into a cluster of bi-stable probabilistic switching elements, the probabilistic programming current having parameters set to result in a less than unity probability of any given bi-stable switching element switching, and a resistance of the cluster of bi-stable switching elements is detected. The probabilistic programming current is injected and the resistance of the cluster state detected until a termination condition is met. Optionally the termination condition is detecting the resistance of the cluster of bi-stable switching elements at a value representing a multi-bit data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Wenqing Wu, Kendrick Hoy Leong Yuen, Xiaochun Zhu, Seung Hyuk Kang, Matthew Michael Nowak, Jeffrey Alexander Levin, Robert P. Gilmore, Nicholas Ka Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 8611820
    Abstract: Techniques for designing a communications unit including a signal separation module for energy harvesting. In an exemplary aspect, the signal separation module includes first and second quadrature hybrids coupled by band-pass filters (BPF's). Incoming signals within the pass-band of the BPF's are directed through the quadrature hybrids and through the BPF's, and emerge as a desired pass-band signal to be processed by an RX processing module. Incoming signals lying outside the pass-band of the BPF's are reflected from the BPF's back to the first quadrature hybrid, and output as a non-pass-band signal to be processed by an energy harvesting module. In a further exemplary aspect, the signal separation module resides in a detachable module coupleable to a wireless communications device, and a signal transmitted by the wireless communications device is coupled to the signal separation module for energy harvesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert P. Gilmore
  • Publication number: 20130114546
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20120211812
    Abstract: High-speed high-power semiconductor devices are disclosed. In an exemplary design, a high-speed high-power semiconductor device includes a source, a drain to provide an output signal, and an active gate to receive an input signal. The semiconductor device further includes at least one field gate located between the active gate and the drain, at least one shallow trench isolation (STI) strip formed transverse to the at least one field gate, and at least one drain active strip formed parallel to, and alternating with, the at least one STI strip. The semiconductor device may be modeled by a combination of an active FET and a MOS varactor. The active gate controls the active FET, and the at least one field gate controls the MOS varactor. The semiconductor device has a low on resistance and can handle a high voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yang Du, Vladimir Aparin, Robert P. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 8223688
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin
  • Publication number: 20120163254
    Abstract: Multiple channels are aggregated. In an example embodiment, first data is transmitted on a first channel to a wireless device, and second data is simultaneously transmitted on a second channel to the wireless device. The first data and the second data are transmitted in a coordinated manner by aggregating the first channel and the second channel. Various example channel characteristics and combinations thereof are described. Different data allocation options for aggregated channels are described. Other alternative implementations are also presented herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Ramon Khalona, Lei Wang, Yair Bourlas, Gene W. Marsh, Robert P. Gilmore, Ron Porat, Paul W. Piggin