Patents by Inventor STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS 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: 20130221927
    Abstract: A method for measuring the voltage of a battery of an electronic device by means of a measurement device integrated to the electronic device, wherein, after the connection of the battery to the electronic device, the measurement device prevents battery charge and discharge operations during the measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130214976
    Abstract: A method for localizing an object, including the acts of: transmission of a first signal by a first transmitter assigned to the object and of a second signal by at least one second transmitter; reception of the first and of the second signal by at least three receivers; in each receiver and for the first and the second signal: a) generation of a first and of a second reference signal; b) correlation between the first signal and the first reference signal and between the second signal and the second reference signal; c) interpolation of samples resulting from the correlation; d) deduction of the propagation time of the first and of the second signal; e) calculation of the difference between the propagation times of the first and of the second signal; and, by triangulation, deduction of the position of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicants: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics SA, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130214425
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a substrate wafer with an interconnect network. A first chip is fixed to a front of the substrate, connected to the interconnect network and encapsulated by a body. A second chip is placed on a back side of the substrate wafer and connected to the interconnect network by back-side connection elements interposed between the back side of the substrate and a front side of the second chip. Front-side connection elements are placed on the front side of the substrate and connected to the interconnect network. The connection elements extend beyond the frontal face of the body. The package may be mounted on a board with an interposed thermally conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130195235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first clock source, a second clock source and circuitry configured to supply a clock signal to a circuit. The circuitry operates to change the clock signal from one frequency to another different frequency. This change is made in a manner whereby no clock signal is supplied during a period of time when the change from the one frequency to the another different clock frequency is being made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicants: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limted
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130175435
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for detecting the presence of an object near a detection device, comprising: emitting pulses of an incident photon beam, detecting photodiodes which trigger avalanche after the reception by the photodiode of at least one photon of a reflected photon beam produced by a reflection of the incident beam on an object near the detection device, determining a distance between the photodiodes and an object in a detection area, as a function of the time between a transmit time of the incident beam and avalanche triggering times of the photodiodes, and correcting the distance determined as a function of a calibration measurement obtained in the absence of object in the detection area, to compensate for photon reflections on a transparent plate arranged between the photodiodes and the detection area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130168840
    Abstract: A semiconductor integrated device is provided with: a die having a body of semiconductor material with a front surface, and an active area arranged at the front surface; and a package having a support element carrying the die at a back surface of the body, and a coating material covering the die. The body includes a mechanical decoupling region, which mechanically decouples the active area from mechanical stresses induced by the package; the mechanical decoupling region is a trench arrangement within the body, which releases the active area from an external frame of the body, designed to absorb the mechanical stresses induced by the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
  • Publication number: 20130163615
    Abstract: A system comprises a resource, such as an interconnection, for example, of the Network-on-Chip (NoC) type, having an overall bandwidth available for allocation to a set of initiators that compete for allocation of the overall bandwidth. The system includes a communication arbiter for allocating the overall bandwidth to the initiators according to respective values of bandwidth requested (RBW) by the initiators. A control device (50) is configured to detect the deviation between the value of bandwidth allocated to the initiators and the respective value of requested bandwidth and allocate the overall bandwidth to the initiators in a dynamic way minimizing the mean value of the deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE2) SAS, STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics Srl, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130155239
    Abstract: An image sensor having improved dynamic range includes a signal that is read out for a selection of pixels which act as a calibration to govern the choice of exposure levels to be applied to the rest of the array. In this way, the sensor is operable to adapt to variations in scene intensity. The pixels in the array are vertically and horizontally addressed so as to enable accounted for small areas of intensity variation across an imaged scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130154044
    Abstract: A single-photon avalanche diode assembly, the diode including a central terminal and a peripheral terminal, the peripheral terminal being connected to an input of a comparator and to a first power supply terminal by a first resistor, the central terminal being connected by a conductive track to a second power supply terminal, a second resistor being arranged in series on said conductive track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130153754
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for detecting the presence of an object near a detection device, comprising: reverse biasing single photon avalanche photodiodes, at a bias voltage greater than a breakdown voltage of a PN junction of each photodiode, emitting pulses of an incident photon beam, detecting photodiodes which avalanche trigger after the reception by the photodiode of at least one photon of a reflected photon beam produced by a reflection of the incident beam on an object near the detection device, determining the object presence as a function of the existence of at least one avalanche triggering in one of the photodiodes, and selecting a number of photodiodes to be reverse biased in relation to the detection device, as a function of a load of a circuit for generating the bias voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130155620
    Abstract: An electronic component package includes a support and heat conductor. The heat conductor has a protuberance and the support has a socket arranged to be able to receive the protuberance so that the movement of heat conductor relative to the support during the assembly process is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130142227
    Abstract: A circuit includes a first n-bit communications block and a second m-bit communications block. A controller is configured to control mode of operation for the first and second communications blocks. In a first mode, the first and second communications blocks function as a single communications block for n+m bit communications. In a second mode, the first and second communications blocks operate as substantially independent communications block for n bit communications and m bit communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicants: STMICROELECTRONICS SA, STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS, STMICROELECTRONICS (R&D) LTD
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics SA, STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130136129
    Abstract: A router includes a plurality of virtual networks, a plurality of output links, at least one decoder and arbitration circuitry. Each virtual network has a plurality of virtual network inputs and a plurality of virtual network outputs. Each virtual network output is associated with an output link. The decoder decodes a header of a data unit received on a virtual network of one of the virtual network inputs. The decoder generates a first request and a second request. The first request is for the allocation of a virtual network output of the virtual network to the virtual network input. The second request is for the allocation of an output link associated with the virtual network output to the virtual network output. The arbitration circuitry performs arbitration of the first request and arbitration of the second request in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130127536
    Abstract: A fully differential operational amplifier includes a differential input stage, at least one output stage and a common-mode feedback circuit connected with the input stage. The differential input stage includes a differential pair of transistors and a bias circuit for the differential pair of transistors. A start-up circuit operates to detect an operating condition of the differential pair of transistors of the input stage and in response thereto turn on the bias circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L., STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
  • Publication number: 20130106631
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes calibration circuitry for adjusting the bandwidth of at least one sub-converter of an interleaved analog to digital converter (ADC), the at least one sub-converter having an input switch coupled to an input line of the ADC, the calibration circuitry having a control circuit adapted to adjust a bulk voltage of a transistor forming the input switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130106632
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an interleaved analog-to-digital converter having: first, second and third sub-converters; a control block configured to control the first sub-converter to sample a test signal and the second sub-converter to sample an input signal during a first sampling period, and to control the second sub-converter to sample the test signal and the third sub-converter to sample the input signal during a second sampling period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130103865
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data on a configurable bus of z physical links, including receiving input data on an input bus at at least one of a plurality of data rates, selecting a number of physical links n, amongst the z physical links, on which data is to be transmitted, selecting a clock frequency f at which the data is to be transmitted on the configurable bus, wherein the selections of n and f are based on information concerning the at least one of the plurality of data rates, the number of links used on the input bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130094652
    Abstract: The broadcasting of audio contents by two loudspeakers is controlled by delivering a first audio content to the two loudspeakers and a further processing in which an auxiliary audio content is received. A second audio content is formed by temporally delaying the auxiliary audio content with a delay dependent on the spacing between the loudspeakers and on a distance between a first loudspeaker and a spot located in front of this first loudspeaker. The second audio content is delivered to the first loudspeaker. A third audio content is formed by inverting the auxiliary audio content. The third audio content is then delivered to the second loudspeaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130079068
    Abstract: A package includes a substrate with an attached emitting IC chip and receiving IC chip. The emitting IC chip includes an optical emitter, and the receiving IC chip includes a main optical sensor and a secondary optical sensor. A case is provided with a bottom portion and a peripheral wall portion to cover the IC chips, wherein the edge of the peripheral wall portion is mounted to the substrate. The bottom portion of the case includes a main opening above the main optical sensor and a secondary opening above the optical emitter. An opaque material is interposed between the case and the receiving IC chip to isolate the main optical sensor from the secondary optical sensor and delimiting a chamber containing the secondary optical sensor and the optical emitter. The chamber is optically isolated from the main optical sensor and main opening, and may be filled with a transparent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
  • Publication number: 20130071026
    Abstract: A method for performing a modification of the color saturation of at least one pixel of an image involving: determining, based on pixel values of a first pixel, at least one of a color saturation value, luminance value and hue value corresponding to said first pixel; determining, based on said at least one value, a saturation factor; and modifying the color saturation level of said first pixel based on said saturation factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS
    Inventor: STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENOBLE 2) SAS