Patents by Inventor Thomas J. Hernandez

Thomas J. Hernandez 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: 20190273061
    Abstract: Processes for automatic registration between a solid circuit die and electrically conductive interconnects, and articles or devices made by the same are provided. The solid circuit die is disposed on a substrate with contact pads aligned with channels on the substrate. Electrically conductive traces are formed by flowing a conductive liquid in the channels toward the contact pads to obtain the automatic registration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ankit Mahajan, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Matthew S. Stay, Daniel J. Theis, Ann M. Gillman, Shawn C. Dodds, Thomas J. Metzler, Matthew R.D. Smith, Roger W. Barton, Joseph E. Hernandez, Saagar A. Shah, Kara A. Meyers, James Zhu, Teresa M. Goeddel, Lyudmila A. Pekurovsky, Jonathan W. Kemling, Jeremy K. Larsen, Jessica Chiu, Kayla C. Niccum
  • Patent number: 10158582
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques and systems associated with device-to-device (D2D) resource sharing are described. In some embodiments, a D2D communication channel between a first device and a second device is established and a sharing request is received at the first device, from the second device, including a credential identifying the second device. Data representative of a first resource locally available to the first device, but not locally available to the second device, is provided to the second device by the first device. Use of the first resource may be controlled in accordance with an instruction transmitted to the first device from the second device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Gustavo D. Domingo Yaguez, Marci Meingast, Aras Bilgen, Davi I. Shaw, Gautham N. Chinya
  • Publication number: 20160105375
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques and systems associated with device-to-device (D2D) resource sharing are described. In some embodiments, a D2D communication channel between a first device and a second device is established and a sharing request is received at the first device, from the second device, including a credential identifying the second device. Data representative of a first resource locally available to the first device, but not locally available to the second device, is provided to the second device by the first device. Use of the first resource may be controlled in accordance with an instruction transmitted to the first device from the second device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Gustavo D. Domingo Yaguez, Marci Meingast, Aras Bilgen, Davi I. Shaw, Gautham N. Chinya
  • Patent number: 9112884
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques and systems associated with device-to-device (D2D) resource sharing are described. In some embodiments, a D2D communication channel between a first device and a second device is established and a sharing request is received at the first device, from the second device, including a credential identifying the second device. Data representative of a first resource locally available to the first device, but not locally available to the second device, is provided to the second device by the first device. Use of the first resource may be controlled in accordance with an instruction transmitted to the first device from the second device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Gustavo D. Domingo Yaguez, Marci Meingast, Aras Bilgen, Davi I. Shaw, Gautham N. Chinya
  • Publication number: 20140280581
    Abstract: Embodiments of techniques and systems associated with device-to-device (D2D) resource sharing are described. In some embodiments, a D2D communication channel between a first device and a second device is established and a sharing request is received at the first device, from the second device, including a credential identifying the second device. Data representative of a first resource locally available to the first device, but not locally available to the second device, is provided to the second device by the first device. Use of the first resource may be controlled in accordance with an instruction transmitted to the first device from the second device. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Gustavo D. Domingo Yaquez, Marci Meingast, Aras Bilgen, Davi I. Shaw, Gautham N. Chinya
  • Patent number: 8707017
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and system for managing a system are disclosed herein. The method and system provides a means to permanently and/or securely store core system configuration information so that the core system configuration information stays with a particular system, such as a computing device or motherboard for example. The method and system provide a means for channel integrators, manufacturers, and technicians to quickly troubleshoot and return a system to full service after receiving the system from a customer as part of an unstable, non-functioning, or other system service event. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Kaveh Nasri, Robert P. Hale, John P. Lambino, Greg L. Miller
  • Patent number: 8519938
    Abstract: A method of adjusting intensity of illumination of a device based on change in ambient light, the method comprising: measuring a first level of ambient light for a device, in response to detecting a change in ambient light; adjusting intensity of illumination for the device to a first illumination level, if an association between the first illumination level and the first level of ambient light is recorded in a data structure; monitoring user interaction with the device within a threshold period after detecting the change in ambient light to determine whether the user adjusts the intensity of illumination for the device to a second illumination level; and recording an association between the second illumination level and the first level of ambient light in the data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Karthik Rishi
  • Publication number: 20090140971
    Abstract: A method of adjusting intensity of illumination of a device based on change in ambient light, the method comprising: measuring a first level of ambient light for a device, in response to detecting a change in ambient light; adjusting intensity of illumination for the device to a first illumination level, if an association between the first illumination level and the first level of ambient light is recorded in a data structure; monitoring user interaction with the device within a threshold period after detecting the change in ambient light to determine whether the user adjusts the intensity of illumination for the device to a second illumination level; and recording an association between the second illumination level and the first level of ambient light in the data structure
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Karthik Rishi
  • Publication number: 20040187880
    Abstract: Described is a device that holds cigarettes/cigars and that is attachable to golf bags or other surfaces. The device has an attachment section that is pivotally attached to a holder section, said pivotal attachment allowing the holder section to move from a folded position to an extended position. There is a pivoting structure that allows the holder section to be locked into the folded position and, by depressing a pivot pin that extends through the attachment section and the holder section, automatically extends the holder to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Thomas J. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 6775360
    Abstract: A system and method for providing textual content along with voice messages is presented. A caller at a calling station places a call to a callee at a receiving station. The call is placed through a connection, and the receiving station includes a callee's phone linked to a callee's computer. The call is recorded at the calling station to generate voice data. The call is then transcribed based on the voice data to generate the textual content of the call. The textual content is sent by the calling station to a server via the connection. The server then transfers the textual content, as well as voice data received by the server, to an electronic incoming mailbox of the callee as electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Alan Davidson, Thomas J. Hernandez, Shuvranshu Pokhariyal
  • Patent number: 6473795
    Abstract: An in-band/out-of-band alert delivery system for a computer system manager includes an alert log which maintains a record of alerts to be delivered and the status of those alerts, an alert manager for making a first attempt to deliver each alert, and a retry manager for making subsequent attempts to deliver alerts as becomes necessary and appropriate. The alert delivery system may also include a bus master interface manager for making in-band alert deliveries and a communications manager for making out-of-band alert deliveries. Telephone numbers are provided to the communications manager by an alert destination list. Out-of-band alert deliveries may be made via a modem, a universal asynchronous receiver transmitter, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Lin-Juan L. Danielson, Patrick E. Dobyns, Thomas J. Hernandez, Ronald A. Neyland, Richard A. Stupek, James E. Barron, Cheryl X. Chen, Andrew J. Miller
  • Publication number: 20020085690
    Abstract: A system and method for providing textual content along with voice messages is presented. A caller at a calling station places a call to a callee at a receiving station. The call is placed through a connection, and the receiving station includes a callee's phone linked to a callee's computer. The call is recorded at the calling station to generate voice data. The call is then transcribed based on the voice data to generate the textual content of the call. The textual content is sent by the calling station to a server via the connection. The server then transfers the textual content, as well as voice data received by the server, to an electronic incoming mailbox of the callee as electronic mail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Jason Alan Davidson, Thomas J. Hernandez, Shuvranshu Pokhariyal
  • Patent number: 6092209
    Abstract: A system for managing power consumption in a personal computer, specifically peripheral devices including the display and other external devices such as disk drives, CD-ROM drives, modems and the like. A software and hardware architecture is provided for managing the power consumption of peripheral devices through their device drivers and a global event messaging scheme. A set of power events is defined which are delivered to device drivers, through an associated power management handler. Each driver can make the decision as to whether that power event should affect its coupled device's power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald S. Holzhammer, Thomas J. Hernandez, Richard P. Mangold
  • Patent number: 5764886
    Abstract: An in-band/out-of-band alert delivery system for a computer system manager includes an alert log which maintains a record of alerts to be delivered and the status of those alerts, an alert manager for making a first atop to deliver each alert, and a retry manager for making subsequent attempt to deliver alerts as becomes necessary and appropriate. The alert delivery system may also include a bus master interface manager for making in-band alert deliveries and a communications manager for making out-of-band alert deliveries. Telephone numbers are provided to the communications manager by an alert destination list. Out-of-band alert deliveries nay be made via a modem, a universal asynchronous receiver transmitter, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Lin-Juan L. Danielson, Patrick E. Dobyns, Thomas J. Hernandez, Ronald A. Neyland, Richard A. Stupek, James E. Barron, Cheryl X. Chen, Andrew J. Miller
  • Patent number: 5754869
    Abstract: A system for managing power consumption in a personal computer, specifically the CPU and on-board system devices. The present invention manages the power consumption of the CPU and on-board system devices (i.e., core logic) using a global event messaging scheme and an OS-Idle power event and interrupts to provide CPU power management. The CPU's low-power state is implemented such that any or a set of predetermined device interrupts will transition the CPU from low-power state to normal operation which commences at the first instruction of the interrupt handler invoked by the device interrupt. The power consumed by the platform/chipset and controller logic devices, i.e., core logic, influenced by system clocks can be managed by decreasing frequency or stopping the distributed clock(s) altogether when in low-power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1998
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald S. Holzhammer, Thomas J. Hernandez, Richard P. Mangold, Sudarshan Bala Cadambi
  • Patent number: 5752050
    Abstract: A system for managing power consumption in a personal computer. To date most techniques for managing power consumption in personal computers have been for the purpose of extending battery life of portable computers whose usual source of power is a battery. By providing techniques for managing power consumption in desktop computers as well, whose usual source of power is a 120 volt, 60 Hz. wall connection, substantial savings in electric power consumption are possible due to the large number of computers which are left on for extended periods of time, even when not being actively used. The present invention providing a software and hardware architecture and mechanisms for managing the power consumption of peripheral devices through their device drivers, a global event messaging scheme and power management coordination software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hernandez, Richard P. Mangold
  • Patent number: 5444849
    Abstract: A protocol for communicating messages between a manager for a computer system and a remote facility asynchronously connected with the system manager and a method for exchanging messages using the protocol. The protocol determines whether the system manager is ready to exchange messages with the remote facility, determines whether the remote facility is ready to exchange messages with the system manager and exchanges messages between the system manager and the remote facility. To exchange messages, a command message which includes a first field for identifying a command transmitted by the command message and a second field for identifying the command message is transmitted. In response, a command reply message which includes a first field for identifying the command to which the command reply message is in response to, a second field for matching the command response message to the command message and a third field for transmitting a response to the command message is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Scott C. Farrand, Thomas J. Hernandez, Ronald A. Neyland, Richard A. Stupek, Andrew J. Miller, Patrick E. Dobyns, Stephen R. Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5440699
    Abstract: A remote console emulation for a computer system manager operates by transferring video screen images from system memory to the remote console and by inserting keystrokes from the remote console into the system keyboard controller. This emulation constitutes a marked improvement over prior art emulations because it does not require software on the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Scott C. Farrand, Patrick E. Dobyns, Thomas J. Hernandez, Ronald A. Neyland, Richard A. Stupek, Said S. Saadeh, Paul R. Fulton, Richard P. Mangold, Andrew J. Miller
  • Patent number: 5410706
    Abstract: A remote system reboot facility effects reboots by resetting the central processing unit within a local or host console and by effecting a bus reset. The remote system reboot facility is actuated by signals transmitted over an asynchronous line from a remote console to a computer system manager within the host. The computer system manager, and possibly also a keyboard controller associated with the computer system manager, generates or generate the reset signals. Effectively, cold booting is accomplished by the remote simulating the effect of power cycling on the host and warm booting is accomplished by emulation of "control"--"alt"--"del" keystrokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Scott C. Farrand, Thomas J. Hernandez, Richard A. Stupek, Richard P. Mangold, Darren J. Cepulis, Paul R. Fulton
  • Patent number: 5402431
    Abstract: A system for innately monitoring a computer system. All address and data signals transferred over the system bus. Certain ones of the address signals are selected as related to the operating conditions of the computer system. A data filter selects data signals which correspond to the selected address signals and the selected address and data signals related to operating conditions of the computer system are then stored, either in a register if the selected address and data signals are composed of dynamic information requiring frequent status updates or in a first-in, first-out memory, when the selected address and data signals are composed of less dynamic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Said S. Saadeh, Scott C. Farrand, Thomas J. Hernandez, Paul R. Fulton, Richard P. Mangold, Richard A. Stupek, James E. Barron, Richard A. Kunz, Dinesh K. Sharma