US Pat. No. 9,325,352

CONTROL ARCHITECTURES FOR RF TRANSCEIVERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transceiver comprising:
a plurality of independently controlled components, each independently controlled component including a programmable digital
portion;

a unit controller in the programmable digital portion of each independently controlled component, each unit controller associated
with each of the plurality of independently controlled components including a programmable processor component configured
to receive and to execute state transition information;

an interface component including a baseband interface configured to couple to a baseband processor; and
a bus and distribution system comprising a plurality of dedicated bus systems to allow the independently controlled components
to operate more efficiently than over a single bus, the plurality of dedicated bus systems including:

a time accurate strobe distribution system configured to provide command instructions to each of the unit controllers and
a central processing sub-system; and

a global time distribution system, distinct from the time accurate strobe distribution system, configured to provide a timing
signal to the central processing sub-system and each unit controller, the timing signal synchronizes the central processing
sub-system and each unit controller.

US Pat. No. 9,312,198

CHIP PACKAGE-IN-PACKAGE AND METHOD THEREOF

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

8. A chip package, comprising:
a first chip arranged over a substrate;
an interposer arranged over the first chip;
an embedded package arranged over the interposer, the embedded package comprising a second chip at least partially encapsulated
by an encapsulation material, the second chip electrically coupled to the interposer;

a second encapsulation material encapsulation at least partially encapsulating the embedded package, the interposer and the
first chip; and

a plurality of vias, each via extending, substantially vertically, from a side of the interposer facing toward the first chip
through the second encapsulation material to a redistribution layer disposed on a bottom side of the substrate facing away
from the first chip; and

a plurality of second vias, each of the second vias extending, substantially vertically, from a side of the interposer facing
toward the second chip through the second encapsulation material to a top surface of the second encapsulation material.

US Pat. No. 9,265,006

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A TRANSMIT POWER OF A MULTI CARRIER TRANSMITTER AND A MULTI CARRIER TRANSMITTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for adjusting a transmit power of a multi carrier transmitter in a mobile communication system, comprising:
providing at least two data streams, wherein each data stream is configured to be transmitted on a separate carrier frequency;
determining a transmit signal adaptation metric separately for each of the at least two data streams;
determining the 4th and 6th moments for each of the at least two data streams;

calculating a combined transmit signal adaptation metric based on the separate transmit signal adaptation metrics, wherein
the combined transmit signal adaptation metric is based at least in part on the 4th and 6th moments for one or more of the at least two data streams;

combining the two data streams carried on the two separate carrier frequencies to an overall transmit signal; and
adjusting the transmit power of the overall transmit signal based on the calculated combined transmit signal adaptation metric,
wherein each of the at least two data streams comprises at least one data channel and the 4th and 6th moments of each of the at least two data streams are determined based on gain and mode settings for the at least one data
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,112,476

SECOND-ORDER FILTER WITH NOTCH FOR USE IN RECEIVERS TO EFFECTIVELY SUPPRESS THE TRANSMITTER BLOCKERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transceiver front-end, comprising:
a transmission path configured to transmit a transmitter signal;
a reception path, configured to receive an input signal, comprising a first differential branch and a second differential
branch configured to conduct a differential input signal;

a transimpedance amplifier configured to receive the input signal, wherein the transimpedance amplifier comprises:
a first-order filter element configured to receive and filter the input signal;
a notch filter element configured to receive the input signal and to attenuate the input signal within a stop band frequency
corresponding to a frequency of the transmitter signal;

a first feedback path extending from the second differential branch at a first output node of the transimpedance amplifier
to a first differential input node, wherein the first feedback path is configured to provide a first negative feedback signal
to the first differential branch; and

a second feedback path extending from the first differential branch at a second output node of the transimpedance amplifier
to a second differential input node, wherein the second feedback path is configured to provide a second negative feedback
signal to the second differential branch.

US Pat. No. 9,300,020

FILTERLESS BROADBAND FRONT-END ISOLATOR

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a hybrid device including:
a first port arranged to receive a transmit signal of a transmit component;
a second port arranged to output a receive signal to an input of a receive component, the first port isolated from the second
port; and

third and fourth ports coupled to an antenna via a non-reciprocal phase shifter, and arranged to output the received transmit
signal to the antenna and to receive the receive signal from the antenna; and

a non-reciprocal phase shifter coupled to the antenna at a first terminal and coupled to the third and fourth ports of the
hybrid device at second and third terminals, respectively, and arranged to cause a phase change to a signal passing through
the non-reciprocal phase shifter in one direction, but not cause a phase change to a signal passing through the non-reciprocal
phase shifter in another direction.

US Pat. No. 9,385,105

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a redistribution layer on a surface of a layer that comprises a first semiconductor chip and an extension layer, wherein
the redistribution layer extends beyond a boundary of the first semiconductor chip;

forming a plurality of electrical pads above the redistribution layer configured to connect the semiconductor chip to the
redistribution layer,

connecting an interposer to a plurality of electrical connectors on the bottom side of the redistribution layer; and
forming a ball grid array on a surface of the interposer that is opposite the plurality of electrical connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,439,206

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MEASUREMENTS IN A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

11. A method for controlling measurement procedures in a telecommunications terminal affiliated to a wireless telecommunications
network, the method comprising:
receiving measurement configuration data, including measurement reporting criteria, from the wireless telecommunications network
at a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer of said telecommunications terminal;

communicating the measurement configuration data and the measurement reporting criteria from said RRC layer to a physical
layer of the telecommunications terminal;

performing a measurement given by the measurement configuration data at the physical layer of the terminal;
evaluating results of the measurement with the measurement reporting criteria at the physical layer of the telecommunications
terminal to provide evaluation results;

controlling said RRC layer from the physical layer to go into or remain in a power save mode if the evaluation results do
not trigger a measurement result report to the wireless telecommunications network;

controlling said RRC layer from the physical layer to exit the power save mode to report the measurement if the evaluation
results of the measurement trigger the measurement result report to the wireless telecommunications network;

wherein the communicating at least a part of said measurement configuration data from said RRC layer to said physical layer
comprises communicating a first message that contains RRC information elements which are the same for all carrier frequencies,
and communicating a second message that contains RRC information elements specific for each carrier frequency;

wherein the physical layer uses a third message to direct the RRC layer to go off the power save mode when a reporting criterion
of the measurement reporting criteria is fulfilled; and

wherein the physical layer informs the RRC layer when a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) of a serving cell gets worse
than a signal strength threshold using said third message.

US Pat. No. 9,635,567

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR NETWORK SIGNALING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus to be implemented in a first user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:
cellular radio access technology (RAT) circuitry to:
transmit, to a base station, a request for network connectivity to be provided through the base station via a relay node,
wherein the network connectivity to be provided through the base station via the relay node is to include a first link between
the relay node and the base station, and

receive a message from the base station, wherein the message includes information indicating that a second UE is to operate
as the relay node; and

short range RAT circuitry to establish a second link between the first UE and the second UE to obtain the network connectivity
through the base station via the second UE and the first link.

US Pat. No. 9,147,498

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT, A METHOD FOR TESTING A SUPPLY VOLTAGE PROVIDED TO A TEST CIRCUIT, AND A METHOD FOR REPAIRING A VOLTAGE SOURCE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement, comprising:
a memory comprising a memory cell array comprising a plurality of memory cells;
a voltage source configured to provide at least one supply voltage;
a test circuit integrated with the memory cell array and the voltage source, wherein the test circuit receives the supply
voltage;

the test circuit comprising:
at least one test memory cell,
wherein the at least one test memory cell comprises a first test memory cell corresponding to a lower bound of the supply
voltage and a second test memory cell corresponding to an upper bound of the supply voltage;

at least one failure detection circuit configured to detect a data retention failure in the at least one test memory cell;
wherein the at least one failure detection circuit comprises a first failure detection circuit configured to detect a data
retention failure in the first test memory cell corresponding to the lower bound of the supply voltage and a second failure
detection circuit configured to detect a data retention failure in the second test memory cell corresponding to the upper
bound of the supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,516,624

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, NETWORK COMPONENT, BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication terminal comprising:
one or more storage media having instructions;
one or more processors to execute the instructions to:
determine, for a software application installed on the communication terminal, a desired communication behavior of the communication
terminal for an exchange of data for the software application, the desired communication behavior to include an amount of
data to be transmitted or received by the software application during a certain period of time or a frequency of an occurrence
of a desired transmission or reception of data for the software application, and to determine a time for the exchange of data
between the communication terminal and a mobile communication network depending on the determined desired communication behavior;

determine the desired communication behavior based on information about transmission characteristics of the software application;
check at least one of the integrity and the authenticity of the information about the transmission characteristics; and
a transceiver, coupled with the one or more processors, to communicate with the mobile communication network at the determined
time.

US Pat. No. 9,332,452

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a measurement circuit configured to measure a first reception quality of a first signal from another radio communication device
in a first sub-band and configured to measure a second reception quality of a second signal from the other radio communication
device in a second sub-band different from the first sub-band and configured to measure a third reception quality of a third
signal from the other radio communication device in the first sub-band;

a transmitter configured to transmit first information related to the measured first reception quality;
a determiner configured to determine whether the first information related to the measured first reception quality is valid
or invalid based on the measured third reception quality; and

the transmitter further configured to transmit to the other radio communication device second information related to the measured
second reception quality and third information indicating the determined validity or invalidity of the first information related
to the measured first reception quality.

US Pat. No. 9,124,595

MODEM DEVICES, APPLICATION PROCESSORS, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A MODEM DEVICE, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN APPLICATION PROCESSOR, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A modem device, comprising:
a transceiver structure configured to transmit and receive data using at least one of a plurality of communication technologies;
a memory configured to store a profile, the profile comprising information specifying a configuration of the transceiver structure
for each communication technology of the plurality of communication technologies; and

an application processor interface, wherein the modem device is configured to receive from an application processor a command
for configuring the transceiver structure through the application processor interface;

wherein the command comprises an instruction to the modem device to configure the transceiver structure according to the profile;
wherein the modem device is further configured to receive from the application processor a command for generating the profile
through the application processor interface, and

wherein the profile comprises a static portion and a dynamic portion and wherein the modem device defines the dynamic portion
for each communication session and deletes the dynamic portion after the respective communication session is terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,497,797

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPERATING RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a first antenna in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area
radio communication technology according to a first transmission and reception schedule;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a second antenna in accordance with a Short Range radio
communication technology or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology according to a second transmission and
reception schedule, wherein the first antenna and second antenna are configured to transmit different signals independently
of one another;

a first processor configured to identify one or more first transmit time periods of the first transmission and reception schedule
during which the first transceiver is scheduled to transmit signals and one or more first non-transmit time periods of the
first transmission and reception schedule during which the first transceiver is not scheduled to transmit signals; and

a second processor configured to identify one or more second transmit time periods of the second transmission and reception
schedule during which the second transceiver is scheduled to transmit signals and one or more second non-transmit time periods
of the second transmission and reception schedule during which the second transceiver is not scheduled to transmit signals;
wherein the second processor is further configured to adjust the second transmission and reception schedule based on the first
transmission and reception schedule in order to control the second transceiver to transmit signals during at least one of
the one or more second non-transmit time periods based on a de-sensing target.

US Pat. No. 9,241,282

MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS UPLINK MEASUREMENTS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
one or more non-transitory, computer readable media including instructions; and
one or more processors coupled with the one or more non-transitory, computer-readable media to execute the instructions to
cause an access node of a radio access network to:

separate a network measurement configuration command into at least first network measurement parameters and second network
measurement parameters, wherein the second network parameters include a first parameter to turn on or off uplink received
interference power (RIP) measurements on a physical layer and a second parameter to provide a threshold value;

forward the first network measurement parameters of the network measurement configuration command over an air interface to
a user equipment to perform first network measurements on downlink communication channels;

receive, from the user equipment, the first network measurements on downlink communication channels to form first network
measurement results;

perform, based on the second network measurement parameters, second network measurements on uplink communication channels
to form second network measurement results, the second network measurement results to include a measured value of RIP;

compare the measured value to the threshold value; and
transmit the second network measurement results to a core network entity based on comparison of the measured value to the
threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,111,947

CHIP ARRANGEMENT WITH A RECESSED CHIP HOUSING REGION AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A chip arrangement, comprising:
a semiconductor chip;
an encapsulating structure completely encapsulating the semiconductor chip, the encapsulating structure having a first side
and a second side opposite the first side,

the encapsulating structure comprising a recess over the first side of the encapsulating structure, the recess having a bottom
surface located at a first level and at least one side wall;

a redistribution structure extending across the bottom surface of the recess and over the at least one side wall, wherein
a portion of the redistribution structure extends outside the recess;

at least one electronic device fixed to the bottom surface of the recess and electrically coupled to the redistribution structure,
wherein the at least one electronic device is at least partially contained in the recess;
and wherein an active side of the electronic device faces the bottom surface of the recess; and
at least one electrical connector disposed at the first side of the encapsulating structure outside the recess, wherein a
surface of the at least one electrical connector facing the encapsulating structure is disposed at a second level different
from the first level.

US Pat. No. 9,554,361

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to establish a communication connection via a first radio cell and to carry out data communications
via the communication connection according to a frame structure including a plurality of frames;

a determiner configured to
determine timings for a plurality of timings for data communications via a second radio cell,
determine whether a number of the timings for data communications via the second radio cell is above a predetermined threshold,
wherein the number of timings for data communications falls within a frame of the plurality of frames via the first radio
cell;

reduce the number of timings for data communications via the second radio cell, when the number of the timings for data communications
via the second radio cell is determined to be above the predetermined threshold; wherein reducing the number of the timings
for the data receptions via the second radio cell includes canceling at least one timing for data reception;

a controller configured to control the transceiver to carry out the data communications via the second radio cell according
to the reduced number of timings for data communications,

wherein the data communications via the second radio cell are data receptions via the second radio cell.

US Pat. No. 9,294,951

METHOD FOR JOINT CELL MEASUREMENT AND SYSTEM INFORMATION IDENTIFICATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for determining an impact factor of a mobile communication system comprising:
dividing a detection space defined by an impact factor into a plurality of subsets, wherein each subset of the plurality of
subsets is associated with a specific value of the impact factor;

blindly detecting at least one reference signal of the detection space; and
identifying the specific value of the impact factor upon detecting an existence of the at least one reference signal in the
subset associated with the specific value,

wherein the impact factor is at least an antenna configuration
wherein the detection space is defined by a maximum number of antennas; and
wherein a first subset is associated with a first antenna and a second subset is associated with a second antenna; and wherein
in case the second antenna could be identified, then it is assumed that both the first and second antennas exist, and in case
the second antenna could not be identified, then it is assumed that only the first antenna exists.

US Pat. No. 9,258,344

MULTI-HOP SINGLE SIGN-ON (SSO) FOR IDENTITY PROVIDER (IDP) ROAMING/PROXY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
one or more non-transitory, computer-readable media having instructions; and
one or more processors coupled with the one or more non-transitory, computer-readable media, the one or more processors to
execute the instructions to cause a first identity provider (IdP), which provides a first identity associated with a user,
to operate as a proxy, for a second IdP that provides a second identity associated with the user, to enable the second identity
to be used to obtain authorized access to a service of a service provider that recognizes the first identity,

wherein the service provider is distinct from the first and second IdPs and to operate as the proxy to enable the second identity
to be used to obtain authorized access to the service, the first IdP is to:

receive, from a user equipment (UE), an authentication request for the service, wherein the authentication request is redirected
from the service provider to the apparatus;

send, based on the authentication request, a communication directly to the second IdP to initiate an authentication process
with the second IdP using the second identity; and

if the second identity is determined by the first IdP to be authenticated by the authentication process, send to the service
provider through the UE an assert message associated with the first identity to enable the authorized access to the service.

US Pat. No. 9,084,123

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a measurement circuit configured to measure a reception quality of a signal from another radio communication device;
a retention time determiner configured to determine a retention time that varies based on a value of the measured reception
quality; and

a memory configured to store information related to the other radio communication device for a period of time, the period
of time based on the determined retention time.

US Pat. No. 9,226,235

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORK SEARCH AND SIGNAL POWER MEASUREMENT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement, comprising:
a receiver configured to process a first received wireless signal to generate a digitally-sampled communication signal during
a first time period;

a processing circuit configured to process the digitally-sampled communication signal at a first processing clock frequency
during the first time period; and

a memory configured to store the digitally-sampled communication signal during the first time period,
the processing circuit being further configured to receive the digitally-sampled communication signal from the memory during
a second time period and perform a communications network search by processing the digitally-sampled communication signal
at a second processing clock frequency greater than the first processing clock frequency during the second time period,

the receiver being further configured to process a second received wireless signal or enter a reduced power state during the
second time period, and

the circuit arrangement being configured to manage mobile communications based on the communications network search.

US Pat. No. 9,526,126

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS RADIO RECEIVER FOR MULTIPLE NETWORK OPERATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of demodulating user data in a mobile communications radio receiver, comprising:
generating a first down-converted signal from a radio signal, wherein the first down-converted signal includes a first common
control signal associated with a first radio network;

generating a second down-converted signal from a radio signal, wherein the second down-converted signal includes a second
common control signal associated with a second radio network;

demodulating in parallel a dedicated user data channel of the first radio network based on the first down-converted signal
and a dedicated user data channel of the second radio network based on the second down-converted signal; and

demodulating, with a shared common control channel demodulator, in a time multiplex operation:
the first common control signal; and
the second common control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,413,299

SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING ADAPTIVE ENVELOPE TRACKING

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A communications apparatus utilizing adaptive envelope tracking, the apparatus comprising:
first circuitry that includes a time delay component,
wherein the first circuitry is configured to generate a modulated supply voltage that tracks an envelope of a baseband signal,
and

wherein the time delay component is configured to introduce a variable time delay between the modulated supply voltage and
the envelope of the baseband signal;

a power amplifier that receives the modulated supply voltage and that is configured to generate a transmit signal based on
the baseband signal;

second circuitry configured to generate a feedback signal based on the transmit signal; and
third circuitry configured to measure at least one of an adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) or an error vector magnitude
(EVM) based at least on the feedback signal,

wherein the third circuitry is further configured to adjust the variable time delay of the time delay component in the first
circuitry based on the at least one of the ACLR or the EVM.

US Pat. No. 9,408,189

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FREQUENCY SELECTION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first medium access control unit;
a second medium access control unit;
a common scheduling circuit configured to control the first medium access control unit and the second medium access control
unit; and

a communication interface configured for frequency selection communication between the first medium access control unit and
the second medium access control unit, wherein at least one frequency channel to be used is exchanged between the first medium
access control unit and the second medium access control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,240,775

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement, comprising:
a first bipolar transistor;
a second bipolar transistor;
wherein the circuit arrangement is configured to provide a first current flowing through the first bipolar transistor and
a second current flowing through the second bipolar transistor;

a resistor electrically coupled between a first input of the first bipolar transistor and a first input of the second bipolar
transistor;

a first circuit configured to provide a first current flowing through the resistor to a first input node of the first bipolar
transistor,

a second circuit configured to provide a reference current to the first input node of the first bipolar transistor, wherein
the first current and the reference current comprise different temperature dependencies.

US Pat. No. 9,362,144

ARTICLE AND PANEL COMPRISING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS, CASTING MOLD AND METHODS OF PRODUCING THE SAME

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A panel comprising:
a plastic housing composition; wherein the plastic housing composition comprises a front side and a rear side; and wherein
the rear side comprises at least one projecting structure thereon; and wherein the thickness of the at least one projecting
structure ranges from 50 ?m to about 200 ?m; and wherein the remainder of the panel excluding the at least one projecting
structure has a thickness ranging from 30 ?m to about 100 ?m; and

at least two semiconductor chips having a front side, a rear side, and at least one edge side; and wherein the rear side and
the at least one edge side of the at least two semiconductor chips are embedded in the plastic housing composition.

US Pat. No. 9,313,700

FAST HANDOVER METHOD FOR CROSS SECTOR SCENARIO IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method performed by a mobile device for faster cross-sector handover in a mobile communication system, comprising:
searching for and detecting a plurality of cells using a cell searcher of a mobile device by determining an identity of the
cells based on cell identity information conveyed by one or more periodic synchronization signals to provide a cell list of
detected cells, the one or more periodic synchronization signals include a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary
synchronization signal (SSS) transmitted periodically within an LTE radio frame;

providing the cell list to a cell list administrator of the mobile device;
augmenting the cell list with a cell ID of an additional cell not detected by the cell searcher using the cell list administrator,
the additional cell having a same group ID and being associated with a same base station of at least sonic of the cells on
the cell list;

measuring a power level of cell-specific reference signals (CRS) of at least some of the cells of the cell list that have
been detected, the power level measurement using a cell measurement engine of the mobile device;

performing a blind measurement of a power level of a CRS of the additional cell that had not been detected, the CRS including
a cell ID of an associated cell, the power level measurement using the cell measurement engine; and

initiating a cross-sector handover to the additional cell that had not been detected based on the power level measurement
of the associated cell-specific reference signal the cross-sector handover being a handover to a cell served by the same base
station.

US Pat. No. 9,532,400

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND CELLULAR WIDE AREA RADIO BASE STATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication terminal device, comprising:
a cellular wide area radio communication technology circuit to provide a communication according to a cellular wide area radio
communication technology;

a device-to-device (D2D) communication technology circuit to provide a direct communication device to communication device
communication; and

a message generator to generate a message to include information to indicate that a radio resource control (RRC) connection
that is to be established based on the message is related to a direct communication device to communication device communication
of the D2D communication technology circuit and to cause the cellular wide area radio communication technology circuit to
transmit the message to an eNB, wherein the message is an RRC connection request message or a random access request message,
wherein the message is an RRC connection request message to request to establish a mobile radio communication connection with
the eNB and the message comprises a message field including information of at least one of plural reasons for the request
to establish the mobile radio communication connection, wherein at least one of the plural reasons includes to provide information
about an ongoing direct communication device to communication device communication of the radio communication terminal device
and at least a second one of the plural reasons provides information indicating a precedence for handling of the RRC connection
request message by the eNB relative to one or more other RRC connection request messages relating to D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,385,804

TRANSMISSION UNIT AND A METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transmission unit for a radio communication system based on time division multiple access, comprising:
a radio frequency unit; and
a baseband unit coupled to the radio frequency unit and comprising a data processing unit configured to generate a configuration
macro to be transmitted from the baseband unit to the radio frequency unit, wherein the configuration macro comprises information
about a temporal position of a particular time slot within a time frame, the particular time slot comprising a time duration
corresponding to a total time duration of an integer number of data symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,354,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ITERATIVELY CALCULATING A VALUE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of a polar transmitter, comprising:
receiving, via the polar transmitter, a first input value and a second input value;
iteratively calculating, via a signal processor, a combination of intermediate values during a plurality of iterations based
on the first input value and the second input value, and calculating a first output value;

buffering, using a buffer storage coupled to the signal processor, the intermediate values corresponding to the plurality
of iterations, respectively;

accessing the buffer storage, via the signal processor, and based on the combination of the intermediate values of the buffer
storage, storing a plurality of output values associated with combinations of the intermediate values of the buffer storage;

outputting, via the signal processor, a second output value of the plurality of first output values and the first output value;
iteratively turning, via the signal processor, an input vector described by the first input value and the second input value,
represented in Cartesian coordinates, using known angles in order to output one of the Cartesian coordinates representing
a radial coordinate of the input vector as the first output value, wherein, during an iteration of the plurality of iterations,
an intermediate value of any of the combination of intermediate values is set dependent on a rotation direction into which
the input vector is turned, for generating the combination of intermediate values;

based on the combination of intermediate values, obtaining, via the signal processor, an angular coordinate of the input vector
from the buffer storage, wherein the outputting of the second output value comprises outputting the angular coordinate;

calculating, via a further processing stage to provide an increased accuracy, a remaining angular coordinate of the turned
input vector based on the values of the Cartesian coordinates by iteratively generating a quasi division that comprises an
approximation of a power series by a straight line via another plurality of iterations based on the Cartesian coordinates
of the turned input vector after completing the plurality of iterations; and

adding, via the further processing stage, the remaining angular coordinate to the angular coordinate obtained from the buffer
storage.

US Pat. No. 9,301,130

BASE STATION, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A base station of a mobile communication network comprising:
a message generator configured to generate a message from the base station to at least one mobile communication terminal having
decided to remain in a power saving mode, the message instructing the at least one mobile communication terminal to instead
use a reception enhancement functionality; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the message to the at least one mobile communication terminal;
wherein the base station operates a radio cell, and further comprises a determiner configured to determine a load in the radio
cell, the load being representative of a number of mobile communication terminals currently operating in the radio cell, and
wherein the message generator is configured to generate the message and the transmitter is configured to transmit the message
if the determined load in the radio cell is above a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,360,503

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A SAMPLING TIME OF A SIGNAL, DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A SAMPLING PARAMETER OF A SIGNAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for determining a sampling time of a signal, the method comprising:
determining a candidate sampling time of a signal for input to a sampling circuit;
determining a resultant sampling time at which the sampling circuit maps the candidate sampling time with a predefined quantization
grid; and

determining a sampling time of the signal based on a noise shaping of a time quantization error between the resultant sampling
time and the candidate sampling time.

US Pat. No. 9,344,885

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND CELLULAR WIDE AREA RADIO BASE STATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A cellular wide area radio base station, comprising:
a receiver to receive from a communication device a request to establish a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM-)less data connection
according to a cellular wide area radio communication technology to facilitate communication of security instructions and
verification state request and response messages, and an identifier uniquely identifying a central processing unit (CPU) of
the communication device;

a determiner to determine whether the requested SIM-less data connection should be provided to the communication device based
on the identifier; and

a circuit to provide the SIM-less data connection for the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,311,203

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR TESTING SAME

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement comprising:
a plurality of functional units that are coupled together by at least one streaming data bus, wherein each of the functional
units comprise a plurality of hardware modules and a switch matrix, wherein the switch matrix has at least one streaming data
input and at least one streaming data output and is connected between a streaming data input and a streaming data output of
the respective functional unit and is further coupled to each of the hardware modules of the respective functional unit so
that by configuring the switch matrix a streaming data path is established between and through the plurality of functional
units;

wherein at least one of the at least one streaming data bus has a data width of at least that of the widest hardware module
of any of the functional units of the circuit arrangement to be configurable as a test link for any of the hardware modules.

US Pat. No. 9,258,807

COMMUNICATION NETWORK DEVICE, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHODS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A communication network device of a communication system comprising:
a transmitter to transmit data in a plurality of frames, wherein in each frame, a plurality of resource element groups (REGs)
are allocated for transmission of downlink (DL) control information that specifies operation parameters of the communication
system, wherein a resource element in an REG is defined by a frequency range and a communication time interval within the
frame; and

a communication resource allocator to:
allocate a first REG in the plurality of allocated REGs for transmission of the DL control information;
identify a second REG in the plurality of REGs that were previously allocated for transmission of control information, wherein
the second REG is different than the first REG and the second REG is unused for the transmission of the DL control information;
and

allocate, the second REG of the plurality of allocated REGs for the transmission of machine-type communication (MTC) data.

US Pat. No. 9,225,565

DEVICE FOR GENERATING A VECTOR-MODULATED OUTPUT SIGNAL AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A VECTOR-MODULATED OUTPUT SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A device for generating a vector-modulated output signal based on a baseband signal having an in-phase component and a
quadrature component, a first local oscillator (LO) signal for the in-phase component of the baseband signal and a second
LO signal for the quadrature component of the baseband signal, comprising:
a clock combination circuit configured to logically combine the first LO signal and the second LO signal in order to obtain
a plurality of clock signals that each have a duty cycle of less than 50%, and wherein at every instant a maximum of one of
the clock signals from the plurality of clock signals is active;

a baseband combination circuit configured to combine the in-phase component and the quadrature component to obtain a plurality
of combined IQ signals; and

a plurality of mixer cells configured to generate the vector-modulated output signal based on the combined IQ signals, the
first LO signal and the second LO signal, and the plurality of clock cycles, wherein the first LO signal for the in-phase
component and the second LO signal for the quadrature component are phase shifted with respect to each other and at least
one cell of the plurality of mixer cells receives the first LO signal and the second LO signal.

US Pat. No. 9,137,069

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FREQUENCY SHIFT UNWANTED SIGNAL COMPONENTS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transmission circuit comprising:
a shift circuit configured to select a shift amount according to shift parameters and to introduce the shift amount in a first
direction into in-phase (I) and quadrature phase (Q) equivalent baseband signals, wherein the shift amount is a frequency
shift;

a second circuit configured to selectively introduce the shift amount in a second direction into local oscillator signals;
and

a modulation circuit configured to perform a modulation of the shifted baseband signals onto the shifted local oscillator
signals to generate a composite modulated output signal, wherein unwanted components of the composite modulated output signal
are shifted away from specified limits and wanted components are unshifted, wherein the unwanted components include an image
component centered at a frequency of fc?fm+2?f, where fc is a carrier frequency, fm is a baseband modulation frequency and ?f is the shift amount.

US Pat. No. 9,122,290

BANDGAP REFERENCE CIRCUIT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit for generating a temperature-stabilized reference voltage on a semiconductor chip, comprising:
a differential amplifier comprising a first input, a second input and an output;
a complementary to absolute temperature (CTAT) circuit configured to generate a CTAT voltage at an output thereof; and
a first resistor comprising a first terminal and a second terminal,
wherein the first resistor is coupled between the output of the differential amplifier and the output of the CTAT circuit,
and

wherein the first terminal of the first resistor is connected to the first input of the differential amplifier, and the second
terminal of the first resistor is connected to the second input of the differential amplifier and to the output of the differential
amplifier;

wherein the CTAT circuit comprises a second resistor coupled between the output of the CTAT circuit and a negative supply
voltage;

wherein the CTAT circuit further comprises a bipolar junction transistor and a third resistor, and wherein the second resistor
is connected in parallel to a series connection of the bipolar junction transistor and the third resistor;

wherein the first resistor, the second resistor and the third resistor are connected to a common node.

US Pat. No. 9,337,734

DC-DC CONVERTER FOR ENVELOPE TRACKING

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus for envelope tracking, comprising:
a digital control circuit configured to generate a digital control signal in response to receiving information describing
an amplitude of a baseband transmit signal, wherein the digital control circuit comprises a look UP table for the amplitude
information; and

a modulator circuit configured to provide a first power supply voltage to an RF power amplifier based on the digital control
signal and a second power supply voltage,

wherein the second power supply voltage includes a battery voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,276,777

METHOD FOR DETERMINING FEEDBACK INFORMATION AND CIRCUIT TO PERFORM SUCH METHOD

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a first signal at a circuit from a first base station;
receiving a second signal at the circuit from a second base station that is different than the first base station;
determining a first channel estimate based on the first signal;
determining a second channel estimate based on the second signal;
determining a noise power based on a resource element, wherein the resource element is muted with respect to the first base
station and with respect to the second base station, wherein, for a subcarrier and a time instant associated with the resource
element, the first base station suppresses transmission of the first signal and the second base station suppresses transmission
of the second signal; and

determining a feedback information based on the first channel estimate, the second channel estimate, and the noise power,
wherein the feedback information is based at least in part on a cross-correlation between the first signal and the second
signal,

wherein the feedback information is based at least in part on a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), wherein the
SINR for a k-th subcarrier, an n-th time instant, and an I-th transmission layer is given by SINRk,n,I, wherein

wherein Kk,n(I,i) is an element in an I-th row and an i-th column of a matrix Kk,n, wherein Fk,n(I,i) is an element in an I-th row and an i-th column of a matrix Fk,n that is a function of a filter matrix Fk,n that represents filter coefficients, and wherein the matrix Kk,n is a function of the filter matrix Fk,n and a channel matrix that is based on the first signal and based on the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,276,312

ANTENNA TUNER CONTROL SYSTEM USING STATE TABLES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An antenna tuner control system comprising:
an RF path configured to generate an RF signal;
a lookup table having a state table correlating a plurality of antenna states with impedance values; and
a state table analysis component configured to measure an impedance of the RF signal, reference the lookup table based on
the measured impedance, obtain an antenna state of the plurality of antenna states, estimate, in response to obtaining the
antenna state from the lookup table, a matching impedance from the antenna state and the measured impedance, and generate
a tuner control signal based on the matching impedance.

US Pat. No. 9,244,863

COMPUTING DEVICE, WITH DATA PROTECTION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A computing device, comprising:
a processing system comprising a plurality of user sub-systems, wherein the processing system is based on a micro-kernel system,
and each user sub-system is located within a respective micro-kernel user compartment;

a plurality of user sub-system identifiers respectively identifying one user sub-system of the plurality of user sub-systems;
a processor configured to run the processing system;
a cryptography unit configured to provide at least one cryptographic mechanism;
a cryptography unit secret key assigned to the cryptography unit; and
a binder configured to bind the cryptography unit secret key to the user sub-system identifier of a currently running user
sub-system to generate a user sub-system-specific cryptographic unit secret key,

wherein when a micro-kernel user compartment instructs the cryptography unit to provide a cryptographic mechanism, the cryptographic
unit is configured to during this mechanism bind the cryptography unit secret key with the user sub-system identifier of the
currently running user sub-system.

US Pat. No. 9,219,452

DUAL MODE RECEIVER WITH RF SPLITTER USING PROGRAMMABLE PASSIVE COMPONENTS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A dual mode receiver, comprising:
an RF splitter configured to operate in two modes, wherein the RF splitter comprises a first low noise amplifier and a second
low noise amplifier, wherein the second low noise amplifier is configured to be selectively activated and deactivated in response
to a mode control signal, wherein in a first mode the first low noise amplifier is active to receive an RF input signal, and
in a second mode the first and the second low noise amplifiers are active to receive the RF input signal;

a programmable degeneration component operably coupled to the RF splitter and operable to provide a first performance characteristic
in the first mode, and a second, different performance characteristic in the second mode, wherein the first and second performance
characteristics influence an input impedance of the RF splitter to be substantially the same in the first and second modes,

wherein the second low noise amplifier comprises a cascode component at an output thereof, and wherein the cascode component
is configured to be turned off to deactivate the second low noise amplifier in response to the mode control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,144,020

DYNAMIC RXDIV FOR IDLE MODE IN A USER EQUIPMENT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of evaluating a reception quality of a receiver, comprising:
determining whether the receiver is in an idle mode;
if the receiver is in the idle mode, determining a reception quality of the receiver using a measurement from a single active
receiver chain of a plurality of receiver chains of the receiver; and

activating receiver diversity by incrementally activating at least a second receiver chain of the plurality of receiver chains
of the receiver to have a plurality of active receiver chains, in the idle mode if the measurement from the single active
receiver chain of the receiver is below an internal threshold and above a network threshold until the reception quality of
the receiver increases above the internal threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,231,714

METHODS FOR CALIBRATING A TRANSMITTER, AND RADIO TRANSMITTER

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for calibrating a transmitter, the method comprising:
inputting an electrical quantity into the transmitter;
measuring at least one forward path characteristic quantity of a transmitter control loop which is dependent on the electrical
quantity input;

measuring at least one backward path characteristic quantity of the transmitter control loop which is dependent on the electrical
quantity input; and

calibrating the transmitter depending on the at least one forward path characteristic quantity measured and the at least one
backward path characteristic quantity measured independent of a loop for measurement being open or closed.

US Pat. No. 9,113,399

METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR A RADIO CELL AND MOBILE TERMINAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for searching for a radio cell comprising:
determining, for each of a plurality of frequencies, a reception strength value indicating the reception strength within a
first bandwidth around the frequency, wherein the first bandwidth is smaller than a second bandwidth with which a radio cell
to be searched is operated;

determining, based on the determined reception strength values, a spectral position for a radio cell at which a cell search
is to be executed; and

executing a cell search at the determined spectral position;
wherein determining the spectral position for the radio cell comprises statistically analyzing the determined reception strength
values.

US Pat. No. 9,413,446

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

10. An apparatus, comprising:
rank selector circuitry to provide a feedback for a rank over a set of sub-bands;
precoding matrix selector circuitry to:
provide a wideband precoding matrix index (PMI) for a wideband precoding matrix from a codebook for the set of sub-bands based
on the rank of the set of sub-bands; and

provide a sub-band precoding matrix index (PMI) for a sub-band precoding matrix from the codebook for a sub-band from the
set of the sub-bands, and wherein the sub-band PMI is generated based on the rank of the set of sub-bands; and

decoder circuitry to decode a data stream transmitted based on the sub-band precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,374,248

RECEIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD PERFORMED BY A RECEIVER CIRCUIT FOR DETERMINING A CHANNEL ESTIMATE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
correlating a received signal received via a downlink channel with a pilot sequence by a correlation unit to determine a correlation
result;

determining a channel estimate for the downlink channel by an estimation unit based on a Minimum Mean Square Error scheme
that is conditional to an observed parameter, wherein the observed parameter comprises the correlation result; and

determining a statistical average of an error covariance matrix, wherein the statistical average depends on the correlation
result between the received signal and the pilot sequence, and depends on a statistical property of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 9,369,948

METHOD AND RELATED MOBILE DEVICE FOR CELL SEARCH IN MULTI RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for performing radio access technology specific cell search, the method comprising:
tuning a radio to a frequency and bandwidth to simultaneously accommodate a plurality of frequency channels of a plurality
of radio access technologies, wherein each frequency channel of the plurality of frequency channels is associated with a candidate
frequency of a radio access technology of the plurality of radio access technologies;

acquiring a set of radio samples simultaneously acquired across the plurality of radio access technologies by the radio tuned
to the frequency and bandwidth;

performing a radio access technology specific frequency scan on the set of radio samples to detect candidate frequencies of
each radio access technology of the plurality of access technologies;

performing a radio access technology specific cell scan on each detected candidate frequency;
determining whether sufficient memory exists in the radio to store radio samples of all possible frequency channels of all
radio access technologies prior to completing the radio access technology specific cell scan on each detected candidate frequency;

in response to determining that sufficient memory exists, retuning the radio and performing physical broadcast channel (PBCH)
decoding for each detected candidate frequency using each associated radio access technology on each associated cell using
the stored radio samples; and

in response to determining that insufficient memory exists:
retuning the radio and performing physical broadcast channel (PBCH) decoding for each detected candidate frequency using an
associated radio access technology on each associated cell using the stored radio samples;

repeating the retuning and performing the PBCH decoding using a different associated radio access technology until all of
the stored radio samples have been used; and

repeating the tuning, performing the radio access technology specific frequency scan and the radio access technology specific
cell scan, retuning, performing the PBCH decoding and repeating until the PBCH has been decoded on each detected candidate
frequency using each associated radio access technology on each associated cell.

US Pat. No. 9,225,381

TUNABLE QUALITY FACTOR

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:
a signal processing unit;
an antenna structure connected to the signal process unit, wherein the antenna structure comprises:
a radiating mechanism configured to transmit or receive electromagnetic radiation; and
a switchable operating mode element configured to receive a signal and dynamically vary one or more antenna parameters by
selectively routing the signal along one of a plurality of signal paths, which respectively provide different antenna parameters
to the radiating mechanism, based upon a current operating mode of the wireless communication system; and

a control unit configured to determine the current operating mode based upon a wireless communication standard or a frequency
band used by the wireless communication system, and to generate a control signal based upon the current operating mode, which
controls operation of the switchable operating mode element.

US Pat. No. 9,258,771

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a measurement circuit configured to measure signal strength of a signal from a second radio communication device;
a memory configured to store a plurality of the measurements of signal strengths over a predefined period of time;
a configuration information receiver configured to receive configuration information for the radio communication device based
on the measured signal strength;

a quality indication determination circuit configured to determine a quality indication of a communication with the second
radio communication device based on at least one of the plurality of measurements of signal strengths and the received configuration
information; and

a connection establishing determination circuit configured to determine whether to establish a connection for communication
with the second radio communication device based on the determined quality indication, a timing condition, and the stored
plurality of measurements of signal strength; and

the connection establishing determination circuit further configured to modify the timing condition based on the stored plurality
of measurements of signal strengths and the received configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,185,080

DATA TRANSMITTING DEVICES, DATA RECEIVING DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A DATA TRANSMITTING DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A DATA RECEIVING DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A data transmitting device, comprising:
a ciphering method selector configured to select a ciphering method from a plurality of ciphering methods based on a type
of data to be transmitted, the plurality of ciphering methods comprising a first ciphering method and a second ciphering method;

a ciphering circuit configured to cipher the data based on the selected ciphering method;
a data type determiner configured to determine the type of data to be transmitted;
a transmitter configured to transmit the ciphered data to a data receiving device;
a ciphering method information receiver configured to receive information indicating the first ciphering method and indicating
a first ciphering key; and

a second ciphering method determiner configured to determine the second ciphering method based on the received information
indicating the first ciphering method and configured to determine a second ciphering key from the first ciphering key, wherein
the first ciphering key is different from the second ciphering key,

wherein the second ciphering method using the second ciphering key is selected to cipher data to be sent on a Slow Associated
Control Channel (SACCH) and wherein the first ciphering method using the first ciphering key is selected to cipher data to
be sent on a Traffic Channel (TCH),

wherein determining the second ciphering key comprises deriving the second ciphering key from the first ciphering key by ciphering
the first ciphering key.

US Pat. No. 9,474,104

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication
technology;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology
or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology, the second transceiver comprising a filter having a filter characteristic;

a first processor configured to control the first transceiver to transmit signals during a first transmitting period, to determine
as to whether a scheduled uplink transmission fulfills a predefined criterion by determining whether the scheduled uplink
transmission from the first transceiver generates a level of interference at the second transceiver such that simultaneous
transmission by the first transceiver and reception by the second transceiver are incompatible by taking into account at least
one of the following: at least a part of the filter characteristic of the filter of the second transceiver; a transmission
power used for the uplink transmission; and a channel information indicating the physical channel used for the uplink transmission;
and

a second processor configured to control the second transceiver to receive signals taking into account the transmitting period
of the first transceiver;

wherein the first processor is further configured to provide an indication signal to the second processor indicating the second
processor should control the second transceiver to not to receive a signal in response to determining the scheduled uplink
transmission by the first transceiver fulfills the predefined criterion, and wherein the second processor is configured, in
response to receiving the indication signal indicating that the second processor should control the second transceiver not
to receive a signal, to control the second transceiver to transmit a message to a further communication device indicating
that the second transceiver is not to receive a signal from the further communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,591,617

COMMUNICATION CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication controller comprising:
a determiner circuit to determine, for each communication connection of a set of communication connections between a communication
device and another communication device, priorities of the communication connections based on a network policy provided to
the communication controller from a network, the network policy to provide an indication of a preferred usage of one or more
radio access technologies (RATs) associated with the set of communication connections;

a selector circuit to select a plurality of the communication connections based on the priorities of the communication connections,
the selected plurality of communication connections associated with a respective plurality of RATs; and

a controller circuit to control a transmission of data between the communication device and the other communication device
to use the selected plurality of communication connections, wherein said control of the transmission is to provide simultaneous
data transmission over the selected plurality of communication connections,

wherein the communication device is a communication terminal located in an IP subnet and the communication controller is to
determine a port and an IP address for reaching the communication terminal via the communication connections.

US Pat. No. 9,204,459

LTE OPERATION IN WHITE SPACES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for reassigning a secondary communication channel, comprising:
operating one or more secondary communication channels having a first priority at a secondary frequency range within a white
space having a continuous frequency range;

detecting an arrival of one or more primary user signals within the white spaces, wherein the primary user signals have a
higher priority than the first priority and wherein the primary user signals have a primary frequency range that conflicts
with the secondary frequency ranges and that provide for one or more unused sections of the white spaces; and

reassigning the one or more secondary communication channels from the white space to at least one of the one or more unused
sections of the white space.

US Pat. No. 9,148,870

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS RADIO RECEIVER FOR MULTIPLE NETWORK OPERATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A mobile communications radio receiver for multiple radio network operation, comprising:
an RF unit configured to generate a first down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a first radio network and
a second down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a second radio network, and

a paging indicator channel demodulator configured to demodulate during a first period of time a paging indicator channel of
the first radio network based on the first down-converted signal, and demodulate during a second period of time a paging indicator
channel of the second radio network based on the second down-converted signal,

wherein the first period of time and the second period of time correspond to two consecutive sets of one or more paging intervals
of the first paging indicator channel, and

a control unit configured to switch the paging indicator channel demodulator between the first and second radio network based
on a priority setting,

wherein the priority setting is adjustable via the mobile communications radio receiver, and
wherein the priority setting is automatically adjusted by the control unit based at least in part on a first channel quality
of the radio signal received from the first radio network and on a second channel quality of the radio signal received from
the second radio network.

US Pat. No. 9,106,402

SIGNAL DELAY ESTIMATOR WITH ABSOLUTE DELAY AMOUNT AND DIRECTION ESTIMATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A signal delay estimator, comprising:
an adjustable delay element for delaying a first signal to obtain a delayed first signal;
a delay amount estimator configured to estimate a delay amount between the delayed first signal and a second signal that is
similar and delayed relative to the first signal;

a leading signal determiner configured to determine whether the delayed first signal leads the second signal or vice versa,
and generate a corresponding indication signal based thereon; and

a feedback element to the adjustable delay element configured to control a delay of the adjustable delay element based on
the delay amount and the indication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,391,368

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a movement characteristics determination circuit configured to determine a movement characteristics of the radio communication
device;

a beam pattern determination circuit configured to determine an optimal beam pattern based on the determined movement characteristics;
and

an antenna controller configured to control an antenna; wherein the antenna controller is further configured to change a first
beam pattern to the optimal beam pattern when the first beam pattern is not the same as the optimal beam pattern; and wherein
the optimal beam pattern comprises at least one of:

a narrow beam pattern comprising a narrow beam at least partially overlapping a wide beam;
a wide beam pattern comprising a wide beam overlapping a narrow beam; and
combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,390,861

CAPACITANCE BANK SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A capacitance bank system comprising:
a plurality of voltage controlled capacitance cells having an anti-parallel configuration and configured to selectively provide
cell capacitances;

an output node coupled to the plurality of capacitance cells via a coupling capacitor, wherein the output node is configured
to provide an input capacitance; and

a fixed capacitor coupled to the plurality of capacitance cells, the fixed capacitor configured to decrease a capacitance
step of the system, wherein the capacitance step is a function of a capacitance of the coupling capacitor, a capacitance of
the plurality of coupling capacitors, and a capacitance of the fixed capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,356,791

METHOD FOR DETERMINING ACTIVE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS, COMMUNICATION SESSION INFORMATION SERVERS, METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SERVERS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for ascertaining active communication sessions, the method comprising:
receiving, by an information server from a first appliance, a request to ascertain active communication sessions, wherein
the request includes at least one user-defined condition for active communication sessions that are to be ascertained;

transmitting, by the information server, a challenge for document contents, which indicate whether a communication sessions
is currently active, the challenge to be transmitted to document management server that is associated with at least one communication
session server;

receiving, by the information server, a challenge response from the document management server, wherein the challenge response
indicates whether there exists an active communication sessions controlled by the at least one communication session server;

transmitting, by the information server, a response to the first appliance, wherein the response indicates an active communication
sessions that fulfills the at least one user-defined condition and that does not include the first appliance, wherein the
active communication session is between a second appliance and a third appliance connected with one another through the at
least one communication session server,

determining, by the information server, whether one or more active communication sessions not indicated by the response fulfills
the at least one user-defined condition; and

transmitting, by the information server, an update to the response based on the determining.

US Pat. No. 9,210,006

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A DATA SIGNAL AND RECEIVER CIRCUIT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a receiver circuit, a signal comprising a co-channel interference, wherein at least a part of the received signal
is precoded based on a first precoding vector;

channel equalizing, by a channel equalizer, the received signal;
processing, by a precoding vector processor, the channel equalized signal by multiplying the channel equalized signal with
the first precoding vector and a factor related to a number of mobile stations with which a base station communicates concurrently
over a same time-frequency resource, wherein the co-channel interference is mitigated;

estimating, by the precoding vector processor, an equalization bias by:
determining a bias matrix based on a channel equalization matrix and a channel matrix;
multiplying the bias matrix with the first precoding vector and the complex conjugate of the first precoding vector; and
applying the equalization bias to the processed signal;
wherein applying the equalization bias to the processed signal comprises multiplying the processed signal with the equalization
bias.

US Pat. No. 9,380,470

DETERMINING A RECEIVING QUALITY IN A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a receiver to receive radio signals from a plurality of radio cells;
a measurement circuit to measure receiving qualities of received radio signals;
a determination circuit to determine a first frequency bandwidth using at least one of the following mechanisms:
a received bandwidth signaling message;
implicit signaling; and
blind decoding; and
a controller to control the measurement circuit such that first measurements associated with the plurality of radio cells
are carried out using the determined first frequency bandwidth, to determine first receiving qualities for the plurality of
radio cells, and to determine first radio cells of the plurality of radio cells based on whether the first receiving qualities
fulfill a first receiving quality criterion;

wherein the determination circuit is further to determine a second frequency bandwidth using at least one of the following
mechanisms:

a received bandwidth signaling message;
implicit signaling; and
blind decoding; and
wherein the controller is further to control the measurement circuit such that, for each of the determined first radio cells,
a respective second measurement is carried out for a plurality of frequency band portions using the determined second frequency
bandwidth, wherein the second frequency bandwidth is larger than the first frequency bandwidth, to determine second receiving
qualities for each of the plurality of frequency band portions, and

wherein the controller is further to determine second radio cells, included in the first radio cells, based on whether the
second receiving qualities fulfill a second receiving quality criterion and based on a number of frequency band portions of
the plurality of frequency band portions that fulfill the first receiving quality criterion or the second receiving quality
criterion, and based on whether the number of the frequency band portions that fulfill the first receiving quality criterion
or the second receiving quality criterion is smaller than a number of frequency band portions that are currently used by the
radio communication device, and

wherein the controller is further to control transmission of an indication of the determined second radio cells to a base
station.

US Pat. No. 9,362,813

CONTROLLER AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PROCESS VARIABLE AND A POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT COMPRISING A POWER SUPPLY AND A CONTROLLER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A controller for controlling a process variable, comprising:
an input interface configured to receive a feedback signal indicative of an error between a process variable to be controlled
and a setpoint for the process variable;

at least a first integrator configured to derive an accumulated error signal using an integrator input signal depending on
the feedback signal;

at least one resonator having a predetermined resonance frequency, the at least one resonator being configured to provide
a resonator output signal using a resonator input signal depending on the feedback signal; and

an output interface configured to provide a manipulation signal for influencing the process variable, the manipulation signal
being derived using the accumulated error signal and the resonator output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,281,787

CURRENT RE-USING WIDEBAND LOW-NOISE ACTIVE BALUN

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A low-noise amplifier (LNA) having a balun configuration, comprising:
a DC current path coupling a first DC supply node to a second DC supply node, wherein first and second output nodes and first
and second input nodes are spaced apart along a length of the DC current path;

a single-ended radio frequency (RF) input terminal configured to deliver a single-ended RF signal to the first and second
input nodes; and

a differential RF output terminal made up of the first and second output nodes, wherein the first and second output nodes
are configured to cooperatively establish a differential output signal based on the single-ended RF signal;

a virtual AC ground point arranged between the first and second output nodes, wherein a capacitor couples the virtual AC ground
point to the second DC supply node;

wherein the first DC supply node is a VDD supply node and wherein the second DC supply node is a ground or VSS supply node;
wherein the DC current path comprises an RF choke arranged between the first input node and the VDD supply node.

US Pat. No. 9,293,423

WORKPIECE WITH SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WORKPIECE WITH SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
at least one semiconductor chip with a first main surface, a second main surface and at least one side surface;
an electrically conducting layer arranged on at least one region of the second main surface and on at least one region of
the at least one side surface, wherein at least one region of the electrically conductive layer forms a coplanar surface with
the first main surface of the at least one semiconductor chip; and

a molding compound disposed on the electrically conducting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,344,111

N-ORDER NOISE SHAPER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An n-order noise shaper circuit with n?3, wherein the n-order noise shaper circuit is arranged in a signal path of a transmitter
and/or of a receiver of a mobile communication device, and is configured to receive a digital communication signal in a useful
frequency band, comprising:
a signal processor circuit in a forward path of the noise shaper circuit; and
an n-order feedback filter circuit in a feedback path of the noise shaper circuit to thereby form a feedback loop, wherein
the feedback filter circuit is configured to receive an error signal associated with the signal processor circuit and generate
a correction signal, wherein the n-order feedback filter circuit comprises a transmission function H(z)=?i=1naiz?i+1, wherein ai comprises polynomial coefficients thereof; and

a correction circuit configured to adjust the digital communication signal at an input of the signal processor circuit based
on the correction signal generated by the n-order feedback filter circuit,

wherein a first set of polynomial coefficients of the n-order feedback filter circuit are optimized with respect to the useful
frequency band,

wherein a second set of polynomial coefficients are optimized with respect to an optimization aim depending on an overall
out of band noise and/or on a maximum out of band noise caused by the signal processor circuit, and

wherein the useful frequency band and a frequency band associated with the overall out of band noise and/or the maximum out
of band noise are different.

US Pat. No. 9,516,698

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPERATING RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a first transmission and reception schedule
associated with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication technology;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a second transmission and reception schedule
associated with a Short Range radio communication technology or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology;
and

a processor configured to identify one or more transmit time periods during which the first transceiver is scheduled to transmit
signals according to the first transmission and reception schedule or one or more receive time periods during which the first
transceiver is scheduled to receive signals according to the first transmission and reception schedule, and

actively synchronize the receiving or transmitting of signals by the first transceiver with the receiving or transmitting
of signals by the second transceiver based on a de-sensing target, such that the transmitting of signals by the first transceiver
during one of the one or more transmit time periods occurs at the same time as the transmitting of signals by the second transceiver
or the receiving of signals by the first transceiver during one of the one or more receive time periods occurs at the same
time as the receiving of signals by the second transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,450,782

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION CONNECTION AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer readable media having instructions that, when executed, cause a first communication
terminal to:
process a set up message of a circuit-switched (CS) communication connection that is received from a second communication
terminal, the setup message to include a first CSI correlator, which is a random reference number, that is associated with
the second communication terminal;

determine the first CSI correlator was not previously saved at the first communication terminal;
save the first CSI correlator based on the determination that the first CSI correlator was not previously saved at the first
communication terminal;

generate a second CSI correlator, which is another random reference number, that is associated with the first communication
terminal; and

transmit a connect message, which includes the second CSI correlator, to the second communication terminal,
wherein the first or second CSI correlator is to be used to establish an IP multimedia services (IMS) communication connection
that is to be maintained in parallel with the CS communication connection and the instructions, when executed, further cause
the first communication terminal to:

process an invite message that is to initiate the IMS communication connection between the first and second communication
terminals, the invite message to include a third CSI correlator and a label to indicate the third CSI correlator is in use;

determine the third CSI correlator equals the first CSI correlator; and
transmit an OK message based on determination the third CSI correlator equals the first CSI correlator to facilitate establishment
of the IMS communication connection.

US Pat. No. 9,380,625

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION NETWORK SERVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A mobility management entity (MME) comprising:
one or more storage media having instructions; and
one or more processors coupled with the one or more storage media to execute the instructions to:
manage storage of a capability indication that is to indicate whether a user equipment (UE) is capable of direct device-to-device
(D2D) communication; and

cause transmission of a message based on the capability indication.

US Pat. No. 10,049,932

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OF A SIDEWALL OPENING OF AN INTERCONNECT OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a substrate having a top surface;
forming a semiconductor circuit defining a circuit area on the top surface of the substrate;
forming an interconnect spaced apart from the circuit area and extending from the top surface into the substrate, the interconnect comprising:
a first sidewall formed of a first electrically insulating material;
a second sidewall formed of a second electrically insulating material, the second sidewall being arranged inside the first sidewall;
a third sidewall formed of an electrically conducting material, the third sidewall being arranged inside the second sidewall, and
providing an opening within the second sidewall, wherein the opening extends laterally between an outer surface of the third sidewall and an inner surface of the first sidewall, wherein the outer surface of the third sidewall contacts the opening on one side, and the inner surface of the first sidewall contacts the opening on another, opposing side.

US Pat. No. 9,294,996

ENHANCED POWER MANAGEMENT IN COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. User Equipment (UE) comprising:
a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) transceiver for communicating with WLANs;
a cellular network transceiver configured receive access point location information from a cellular network during a regular
paging interval, the access point location information indicating locations of access points of the WLANs;

an applications processor to run one or more applications on the UE, the applications processor to actively assist the WLAN
transceiver during scanning operations when the WLAN transceiver is active; and

a communications processor for baseband processing, the communications processor enabled in a powered on state during paging
intervals and configured to be in a low-power state between paging intervals, the communications processor, when enabled,
is to determine whether an access point is in communication range of the UE and activate the WLAN transceiver based on the
access point location information and a current location of the UE,

wherein determination of whether an access point is in communication range of the UE is made by the communications processor
when enabled and while the WLAN transceiver is inactive and not receiving WLAN signals,

wherein the communications processor, when enabled, activates the WLAN transceiver to perform a scan when an access point
is determined to be in communication range of the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,271,174

COMMUNICATION DEVICE PERFORMING MEASUREMENTS USING ASSIGNED TIME SLOTS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for performing measurements by a communication device, the method comprising:
selecting, for a time interval, at least two measurement types out of plurality of measurement types according to which measurements
are to be performed, wherein the time interval is pre-defined as a transmission gap without signals being transmitted between
the communication device and a first base station for carrying out measurements by communication device and that comprises
a plurality of time slots in which a measurement of the selected measurement types may be performed; and

performing a plurality of measurements of the selected at least two measurement types during the time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,245,799

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate having a top surface;
a semiconductor circuit defining a circuit area on the top surface of the substrate; and
an interconnect spaced apart from the circuit area and extending from the top surface into the substrate, the interconnect
comprising:

a first sidewall formed of a first electrically insulating material;
a second sidewall formed of a second electrically insulating material, the second sidewall being arranged outside the first
sidewall;

a third sidewall formed of an electrically conducting material, the third sidewall being arranged inside the first sidewall,
wherein an opening is formed within the first sidewall and extends laterally between an outer surface of the third sidewall
and an inner surface of the second sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,872,338

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a cellular radio communications circuit;
a short range radio communications circuit;
a first coexistence management circuit configured to control the cellular radio communications circuit;
a second coexistence management circuit configured to control the short range radio communications circuit;
a real-time interface coupled between the first coexistence management circuit and the second coexistence management circuit
to convey real-time radio communications control information between the first and second coexistence management circuits;
and

at least one non-real-time interface coupled to the first and second coexistence management circuits to convey non-real-time
radio communications control information to the first and second coexistence management circuits, wherein the non-real time
radio communications control information comprises an indication of a change in a coexistence status enabling real-time coexistence
operations; and

wherein the real-time coexistence operations remain enabled when an interference level is above a predetermined threshold
and the real-time coexistence operations are disabled when the interference level is below the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,374,767

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR NETWORK SIGNALING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a detector to detect whether a first user equipment (“UE”) is to operate as a relay UE based on at least one radio signal
from the first UE and to detect a request associated with network connectivity through a base station based on at least one
radio signal from a second UE; and

a signaling circuit, coupled with the detector, to signal to the second UE information to facilitate selection, by the second
UE, of the first UE for the network connectivity of the second UE via the first UE through the base station, wherein the information
is based on a location of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,050,343

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:a movement characteristics determination circuit configured to determine a movement characteristics of the radio communication device;
a beam pattern determination circuit configured to determine an optimal beam pattern based on the determined movement characteristics;
an antenna controller configured to control an adaptive antenna array; wherein the antenna controller is further configured to change a first beam pattern to the optimal beam pattern when the first beam pattern is not the same as the optimal beam pattern; and wherein the optimal beam pattern comprises at least one of:
a narrow beam pattern comprising a narrow beam at least partially overlapping a wide beam;
a wide beam pattern comprising a wide beam overlapping a narrow beam; and
combinations thereof; and
a first antenna configured to provide the narrow beam pattern; and
a second antenna configured to provide the wide beam pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,185,233

AUDIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD USING FIXED ECHO CANCELLATION FILTER COEFFICIENTS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a downlink;
and
an echo cancellation module configured to filter a first signal on the downlink using a dynamic set of filter coefficients
and one static set of filter coefficients selected from a static first set of filter coefficients and a static second set
of filter coefficients to generate a second signal, and to generate a third signal based on a difference between the second
signal and a fourth signal that is based on sound received by a first microphone,

wherein the echo cancellation module is configured to use the static first set of filter coefficients for a first mode of
operation and the static second set of filter coefficients for a second, different mode of operation and wherein the one static
set of filter coefficients for the first mode of operation improves a single talk echo performance by about 5 to 10 dB compared
to filtering the first signal using only the dynamic set of filter coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,473,951

MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES, METHOD FOR PERFORMING SIGNAL RECEPTION QUALITY MEASUREMENTS AND METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A MOVEMENT BY A MOBILE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A mobile communication apparatus, comprising:
a receiver;
a first subscriber identity module for using a first mobile radio communication network and a second subscriber identity module
for using a second mobile radio communication network;

an ascertainment device, comprising at least one processor, configured to ascertain, based on adjacent cell measurements from
the first subscriber identity module or based on at least one configuration parameter pertaining to usage of the first mobile
communication network via the first subscriber identity module, whether a movement of the mobile communication apparatus is
below a prescribed limit; and

a control device, comprising at least one processor, configured to prompt the receiver to perform a signal reception quality
measurement of a signal received by the receiver from the second mobile radio communication network based on whether a movement
of the mobile communication apparatus is below the prescribed limit as determined from the first mobile communication network;

wherein the control device is set up to prompt the receiver to perform the signal reception quality measurement of the signal
received by the receiver from the second mobile radio communication network if the movement is not below the prescribed limit
and to prompt the receiver not to perform the signal reception quality measurement of the signal received by the receiver
from the second mobile radio communication network if the movement is below the prescribed limit and is further configured
to report a previous reception quality measurement to the second mobile radio communication network to simulate a performed
reception quality measurement if the movement is below the prescribed limit.

US Pat. No. 9,398,638

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR USING A COMMUNICATION SERVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication terminal comprising:
a transceiver;
a plurality of subscriber identity modules, wherein the transceiver is configured to receive a signal for each of the subscriber
identity modules;

a determiner configured to determine, for each subscriber identity module, a rating of the received signal; and
a controller configured to select a subscriber identity module from the plurality of subscriber identity modules for a communication
service based on the ratings and configured to control the transceiver to use the communication service by means of the selected
subscriber identity module, wherein the controller determines whether more than one subscriber identity modules are in a maximum
signal strength set and, if this is the case, selects the subscriber identity module with a maximum signal quality determined
based on paging decoding errors out of the maximum signal strength set, and, if there is only one subscriber identity module
in the maximum signal strength set, selects the subscriber identity module with the maximum signal quality determined based
on the paging decoding errors;

wherein each subscriber identity module of the plurality of subscriber identity modules is associated with a cellular mobile
communication network;

wherein the subscriber identity module identifies the communication terminal as a subscriber terminal of the cellular mobile
communication network associated with the subscriber identity module;

wherein the subscriber identity modules are at least partially associated with the same cellular mobile communication network;
and

wherein the determiner is further configured to determine whether the subscriber identity modules are camped on different
serving cells of the same cellular network and to determine the rating of the received signal if the subscriber identity modules
are camped on different serving cells of the same cellular network.

US Pat. No. 9,247,479

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A relay station of a mobile communication system comprising:
a receiver to receive a connection request from a mobile station of the mobile communication system;
a determiner to determine a first distance between the mobile station and one or more other relay stations and a second distance
between the mobile station and one or more base stations, and determine whether communication resources of the mobile communication
system should be allocated to the mobile station based at least on information received from one or more other relay stations
wherein the determination of whether the communication resources of the mobile communication system should be allocated to
the mobile station includes a determination as to whether the mobile station is to be served by the relay station, one of
the one or more other relay stations, or one of the one or more base stations according to the first distance and the second
distance;

an allocation circuit to allocate communication resources to the mobile station if the determiner has determined that communication
resources should be allocated to the mobile station; and

a signaling circuit to signal to the one or more base stations or the one or more other relay stations the allocation of communication
resources to the mobile station when the determiner has determined that communication resources should be allocated to the
mobile station.

US Pat. No. 9,521,658

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to establish a communication connection via a first radio cell and to carry out data communications
via the communication connection according to a frame structure including a plurality of frames;

a determiner configured to
determine timings for a plurality of timings for data communications via a second radio cell,
determine whether a number of the timings for data communications via the second radio cell is above a predetermined threshold,
wherein the number of timings for data communications falls within a frame of the plurality of frames via the first radio
cell;

reduce the number of timings for data communications via the second radio cell, when the number of the timings for data communications
via the second radio cell is determined to be above the predetermined threshold; wherein reducing the number of the timings
for the data receptions via the second radio cell includes canceling at least one timing for data reception;

a controller configured to control the transceiver to carry out the data communications via the second radio cell according
to the reduced number of timings for data communications,

wherein the data communications via the second radio cell are data receptions via the second radio cell.

US Pat. No. 9,231,675

RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A PRE-CODED SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) receiver of a user equipment (UE) in question for detecting a pre-coded
signal, comprising:
a unit configured to perform a blind estimation of information concerning a pre-coding vector for a paired UE, which is operated
on a same resource as the UE in question, based on a received signal that includes the pre-coded signal,

wherein the unit configured to blindly estimate information concerning a pre-coding vector for the paired UE further comprises
a whitening filter configured to convert the signal pre-coded for the MU-MIMO receiver into white noise, and

wherein the unit configured to perform the blind estimation of information concerning a pre-coding vector for the paired UE
is further configured to calculate and estimate a signal-to-noise ratio of the whitened signal and use the signal-to-noise
ratio in performing the blind estimation, and

an equalizer configured to equalize the pre-coded signal based on the estimated information concerning the pre-coding vector
for the paired UE.

US Pat. No. 9,477,602

CACHE REFILL CONTROL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method comprising:
setting a stop threshold for a cache refill process, wherein the cache refill process includes storing a first quantity of
data which is sufficient to fill a cache line in a cache controller, wherein the stop threshold comprises a second quantity
of data that has been stored in a cache line since a start of a cache refill, wherein the second quantity of data is less
than the first quantity of data;

registering a first cache miss for a first requested word;
in response to the first cache miss, starting a first cache refill by storing data in the cache;
in response to registering a second cache miss during the first cache refill:
determining an amount of data that has been stored in the cache since the start of the first cache refill;
stopping the first cache refill when the amount of data that has been stored does not reach or exceed the stop threshold;
and

starting a second cache refill in response to the second cache miss.

US Pat. No. 9,490,699

DIGITALLY CONTROLLED CURRENT MODE POWER CONVERTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A digitally controlled current mode power converter, comprising:
a power converter stage;
a digital-to-analog converter comprising an input and an output and configured to receive a digital target current signal
at the input and output an analog target current signal at the output;

a slope compensation circuit comprising an input and an output, wherein the input is coupled to the output of the digital-to-analog
converter and is configured to receive the analog target current signal therefrom, and wherein the slope compensation circuit
is configured to output a slope compensated analog signal at the output, wherein the slope compensation circuit comprises
a current source, a replica element, and a capacitor, wherein the capacitor comprises a first electrode and a second electrode,
wherein the first electrode is coupled to a node between the digital-to-analog converter and the replica element, and the
second electrode is coupled to the current source, wherein the capacitor is configured to subtract a ramp signal from the
analog target current signal to generate the slope compensated analog signal; and

a comparator comprising a first input, a second input, and an output, wherein the first input is coupled to the power converter
stage and is configured to receive an actual analog signal therefrom, the second input is coupled to the output of the slope
compensation circuit, and the comparator is configured to output a signal when a value of the actual analog signal is equal
to a value of the slope compensated analog signal.

US Pat. No. 9,433,033

AD-HOC COMMUNICATION RADIO MODULE, AD-HOC COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AD-HOC COMMUNICATION RADIO MODULE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An ad-hoc communication radio module apparatus, comprising:
an ad-hoc communication-protocol-stack-external control interface to receive a command, from an application external to an
ad-hoc communication protocol stack of the ad-hoc communication radio module apparatus, wherein the ad-hoc communication protocol
stack includes an application layer and the application runs outside of the application layer;

a first radio module coupled with the ad-hoc communication-protocol-stack-external control interface, the first radio module
including a first ad-hoc communication reception circuit or a first ad-hoc communication transmission circuit; and

a second radio module coupled with the ad-hoc communication-protocol-stack-external control interface, the second radio module
comprising:

a Medium Access Control (MAC) layer; and
a Physical Layer (PHY) including a second communication reception circuit or a second communication transmission circuit,
wherein the first radio module and the second radio module are selectively controlled in accordance with the received command,
and wherein the command specifies that a particular logical channel should be set up, transferred to a different physical
link, or cleared.

US Pat. No. 9,318,125

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICES AND NOISE REDUCTION METHODS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A noise reduction device configured for use in a radio communication device comprising:
an input configured to receive an audio signal comprising a representation having a plurality of power envelopes; wherein
the audio signal consists of a noise-free speech component and a tonal noise component;

a tonal noise detection circuit configured to estimate a tonal noise probability based on a first indicator and a second indicator;
wherein the first indicator represents an amount of the tonal noise component in the audio signal based on a magnitude of
difference between a maximum power envelope and a minimum power envelope; wherein the second indicator represents a ratio
of the largest spectral peak within a frequency range between 501 Hz to 1 KHz as compared to the largest spectral peak within
a frequency range between 0 Hz to 500 Hz;

memory for storing the first indicator and a predetermined range for the first indicator and for storing the second indicator
and a predetermined threshold for the second indicator;

a noise reduction circuit configured to reduce the tonal noise component within the audio signal when the first indicator
is outside the predetermined range for the first indicator and when the second indicator is above the predetermined threshold;
and

an output configured as an audio signal comprising a reduced amount of the tonal noise component.

US Pat. No. 9,294,949

INTERFERENCE AND NOISE ESTIMATION OF A COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of estimating interference and noise of a communications channel, comprising:
receiving a data sequence transmitted over the communications channel at a receiver;
computing a sequence of channel estimates based on the received data sequence;
computing a difference sequence based on the sequence of channel estimates and the sequence of channel estimates subjected
to a displacement in time or frequency;

determining a covariance measure of the difference sequence as an estimate of the interference and noise of the communications
channel;

filtering the sequence of channel estimates by a finite impulse response (FIR) filter,
wherein the FIR filter has a structure in a z-domain of 1?z?N, where N designates a displacement in time in units of symbol duration or a displacement in units of subcarrier spacing.

US Pat. No. 9,225,562

DIGITAL WIDEBAND CLOSED LOOP PHASE MODULATOR WITH MODULATION GAIN CALIBRATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

9. A phase modulation system comprising:
a phase detector configured to receive a reference clock and a feedback signal and to generate a phase detector output;
a loop filter configured to receive the phase detector output and generate a modulation error signal;
a digital controlled oscillator configured to receive the modulation error signal and provide an oscillator output signal;
a phase shift component configured to receive the oscillator output signal and shift a phase at least partially according
to an adaptive gain control signal and provide a modulated output signal; and

an adaptive control configured to receive the error signal and to generate the adaptive gain control signal at least partially
according to the error signal.

US Pat. No. 9,391,997

MESSAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHOD OF STORING A MESSAGE IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. Method of storing a message in a wireless device, comprising:
receiving an un-encrypted message at a wireless device, the wireless device being the recipient identified in the un-encrypted
message;

determining whether the un-encrypted message includes at least one predetermined criteria, wherein the determining whether
the un-encrypted message includes the at least one predetermined criteria includes comparing an assigned sender information
associated with the message to a predetermined sender information and identifying a source of the un-encrypted message;

responsive to said comparing the assigned sender information associated with the message and identifying the source of the
un-encrypted message to the predetermined sender information, encrypting the message in the wireless device; and

responsive to said comparing the assigned sender information associated with the message and identifying the source of the
un-encrypted message to the predetermined sender information, storing the encrypted message in the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,369,225

DISTRIBUTION OF AN ELECTRONIC REFERENCE CLOCK SIGNAL THAT INCLUDES DELAY AND VALIDITY INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:
a clock subsystem configured to provide a reference clock signal to a first module and a second module; and
a circuit configured to distribute information describing characteristics of the reference clock signal to the second module,
wherein the information distributed with the circuit enables the second module to adapt the reference clock signal based on
the information and includes delay and validity information indicating when and whether the reference clock signal is valid
and timing information on when a frequency of the reference clock signal changes.

US Pat. No. 9,263,376

CHIP INTERPOSER, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A chip interposer, comprising:
a first interconnect level comprising a first pad and comprising a plurality of first electrically conductive lines, the first
pad coupled to one of the first electrically conductive lines; and

a second interconnect level comprising a second pad and comprising a plurality of second electrically conductive lines, the
second pad coupled to one of the second electrically conductive lines not coupled to one of the first electrically conductive
lines;

at least one via electrically coupling one of the first electrically conductive lines that is coupled to the first pad to
one of the second electrically conductive lines that is not coupled to the second pad,

wherein the second pad faces in the same direction as the first pad, and
wherein the first interconnect level is disposed over the second interconnect level so that the first pad is higher than the
second pad and the plurality of first electrically conductive lines are at a same height or higher than the second pad.

US Pat. No. 9,312,824

LOW NOISE LOW-DROPOUT REGULATOR

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an amplifier arranged to receive a reference voltage and a feedback voltage and to output a control signal;
a capacitance arranged to receive a boost signal from the amplifier and to increase a magnitude of the control signal based
on the boost signal;

a pass through device arranged to output a regulated voltage based on the control signal; and
a boost signal source to provide the boost signal, wherein the boost signal source is arranged to receive a balanced differential
signal output at the amplifier, the balanced differential signal comprising a pair of inverted signals with substantially
equal magnitudes.

US Pat. No. 9,201,824

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE DATA CHUNK TRANSFER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for transferring data to a block memory device by adaptive chunking, the method comprising:
receiving data for a data chunk;
determining that the data chunk is ready to be transferred to a block memory;
transferring the data chunk to the block memory, the transfer occurring over a duration; and
repeating the above method steps until the transfer is complete, wherein a size of the data chunk is based at least in part
on a duration of a previous transfer,

wherein the size of the data chunk is equal to the amount of data able to be transferred to a buffer during the duration of
the previous transfer.

US Pat. No. 9,389,628

DIGITALLY CONTROLLED BUCK-BOOST REGULATOR HAVING A CUSTOM MAPPING CONTROLLER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

9. A digitally controlled regulator, comprising:
a DC-DC converter circuit configured to receive an input voltage signal and generate an output voltage signal based on the
input voltage signal and switching signals provided thereto;

a controller configured to generate a pulse width modulation (PWM) control value in response to a value of the output voltage
signal;

a quantizer configured to receive the PWM control value and generate a first mapping for PWM control values outside a predetermined
range of PWM control values, and generate a second, different mapping for PWM control values within the predetermined range,
and configured to output a mapped PWM value in response thereto, wherein the second mapping comprises assigning the PWM control
values within the predetermined range to one of three different mapped PWM values based on where a given PWM control falls
within the predetermined range;

a digital pulse width modulator configured to generate switching signals based on the mapped PWM value, and provide the generated
switching signals to the DC-DC converter circuit,

wherein the DC-DC converter circuit comprises an H-bridge circuit comprising a plurality of switches configured to receive
the switching signals, and wherein the digital pulse width modulator is configured to generate the switching signals that
are static upon receipt of a particular one of the three mapped PWM values, thereby placing the H-bridge circuit into a bypass
mode, wherein the output voltage signal is substantially equal to the input voltage signal; and

a noise shaper circuit configured to receive an error signal from the quantizer having a magnitude and sign corresponding
to the mapping of a received PWM control value to one of the three mapped PWM values, and configured to generate a compensation
signal based thereon and provide the compensation signal to the controller,

wherein the controller is further configured to employ the compensation signal from the noise shaper circuit along with the
value of the output voltage signal to generate the PWM control value.

US Pat. No. 9,231,814

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, METHOD FOR GENERATING A TRANSPORT PROTOCOL MESSAGE, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING A TRANSPORT PROTOCOL MESSAGE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for generating a transport protocol message comprising:
transmitting source-coding data by a communication device; and
generating at least one transport protocol message in accordance with a transport protocol from the source-coded data by the
communication device, the at least one transport protocol message including control information for controlling a playback
processing of source-decoded data of the source-coded data in a communication device receiving the transport protocol message,

wherein: the at least one transport protocol message is a real time transport protocol (RTP) message or a real time transport
control protocol (RTCP) message and includes a header value to indicate the at least one transport protocol message is a type
that conveys control parameters for controlling playback processing; and the control information is to be included in a payload
of the at least one transport protocol message to control how the communication device is to identify or modify an output
of one or more portions of audio content.

US Pat. No. 9,195,628

PARTITIONED BLUETOOTH SYSTEM

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A system comprising:
a first memory configured to store first layers of a Bluetooth protocol stack including at least a portion of a link manager
layer;

a second memory configured to store second layers of the Bluetooth protocol stack, the second layers having higher real-time
requirements than the first layers;

a host processor coupled to the first memory, the host processor configured to execute the first layers;
and a second processor coupled to the second memory, the second processor configured to execute the second layers, wherein
the first memory and the second memory exclude a Bluetooth specified transport layer of the Bluetooth protocol stack.

US Pat. No. 9,190,959

CIRCUIT, TRANSCEIVER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit for providing a bias signal for a power amplifier, the circuit comprising:
a first input configured to receive an input signal comprising a digital baseband signal to be amplified by the power amplifier,
a second input configured to receive the amplified input signal,
an output configured to provide the bias signal;
a bias modifier configured to vary the bias signal for the power amplifier based on the input signal, wherein the bias modifier
comprises a mapper configured to map the amplitude of the digital baseband signal to a digital voltage signal based on a predetermined
relationship and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to convert the mapped digital voltage signal into the bias
signal for the power amplifier;

a feedback receiver configured to determine an information describing the amplified input signal; and
an adjuster configured to adjust a distortion compensation rule based on the information describing the amplified input signal,
which is provided by the feedback receiver, to counteract or compensate a distortion of the amplified input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,106,341

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING DATA

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. Communication terminal comprising
a first antenna configured to receive signals from a first transmitter,
a first RF receiver configured to filter and convert signals into baseband received by the first antenna;
a second antenna configured to receive signals from a second transmitter,
a second RF receiver configured to filter and convert signals received by the second antenna into baseband;
a receiver component coupled to the first RF receiver and the second RF receiver, the receiver component configured to receive
from the first RF receiver data at least from the first transmitter via a communication connection over a dedicated physical
channel and further configured to simultaneously receive from the first RF receiver first pilot information via a pilot channel
from the first transmitter and to receive from the second RF receiver second pilot information via the pilot channel from
the second transmitter, the pilot channel being different from the dedicated physical channel;

wherein the receiver component further comprises a pilot channel demodulator configured to demodulate either the first pilot
information or the second pilot information, the pilot channel demodulator coupled to either the first antenna or the second
antenna via a switch,

a controller configured to control the receiver component to either demodulate the first pilot information received via the
pilot channel from the first transmitter or demodulate the second pilot information received from the second transmitter via
the pilot channel by selectively controlling the switch; and

a channel estimator, configured, before and after a predetermined period to provide an estimation of the transmission characteristics
of the communication connection between the communication terminal and the first transmitter for receiving data from the first
transmitter over the dedicated physical channel based on demodulation of the first pilot information received from the first
transmitter via the pilot channel, wherein the pilot channel demodulator is coupled to the first antenna via the switch before
and after predetermined period,

wherein during the predetermined period, the communication connection over the dedicated physical connection is maintained
with data continued to be received from the first transmitter and the controller is further configured to cause demodulation
of the second pilot information instead demodulating the first pilot information by causing the switch to couple the pilot
channel demodulator to the second RF receiver instead of the first RF receiver; and

wherein during the predetermined period, the channel estimator is further configured to estimate the transmission characteristics
of the communication connection over the physical dedicated channel between the communication terminal and the first transmitter
based on other information and without the first pilot information sent by the first transmitter via the pilot channel during
the predetermined period, wherein the other information comprises the pilot information received from the first transmitter
before the predetermined period and information from the data transmitted from the first transmitter over the dedicated communication
channel during the predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,661,609

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication
technology;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology;
a first processor configured to control the first transceiver to receive and transmit data packets during at least one data
transmission frame; and

a second processor configured to control the second transceiver to receive and transmit data packets during the at least one
data transmission frame based on at least one desensing threshold for the second transceiver;

wherein after transmission by the first transceiver has begun, the first processor is further configured to stop the first
transceiver from transmitting a data packet during the entirety of the at least one data transmission frame to allow unilateral
transmission by the second transceiver during the at least one data transmission frame; and wherein the first processor is
further configured to control the first transceiver to not transmit a data packet during at least a time period provided for
a first transmission of a respective data packet transmitted by the second transceiver in accordance with the second data
transmission frame only if a predefined number of retransmissions of a data packet by the first transceiver is transmitted
in accordance with the first data transmission frame.

US Pat. No. 9,641,282

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A user equipment device comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit data at a data rate having an E-DCH Transport Format Combination Indicator (E-TFCI) based
on a pre-determined maximum data rate pre-determined by a base station;

a determination circuit configured to determine a plurality of quality indicators indicative of a quality of the transmission
of the data; wherein the plurality of determined quality indicators comprise a retransmission rate of the transmission of
the data and a transmission power of the transmitter; and

a data rate changing circuit configured to compare each of the plurality of determined quality indicators to a respective
quality indicator threshold of a plurality of pre-determined quality indicator thresholds, the data rate changing circuit
further configured to change the E-TFCI to a changed E-TFCI if more than one of the plurality of determined quality indicators
exceed the respective quality indicator thresholds of the plurality of pre-determined quality indicator thresholds;

the transmitter further configured to transmit at a changed data rate based on the changed E-TFCI.

US Pat. No. 9,601,475

WORKPIECE WITH SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A WORKPIECE WITH SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a plurality of semiconductor chips each having a first main surface and a second main surface;
placing the first main surface of the plurality of semiconductor chips on a surface of a carrier sheet;
applying an electrically conducting layer to at least one region of the second main surface;
applying a molding compound to at least one region of the electrically conducting layer;
removing the carrier sheet; and
exposing the first main surface, wherein at least one region of the electrically conducting layer forms a coplanar surface
with the first main surface of the plurality of semiconductor chips.

US Pat. No. 9,531,806

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING MEDIA REPLICATION IN A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION SESSION, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING A COMMUNICATION MEDIUM FOR A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION SESSION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media comprising instructions to cause an internet protocol multimedia subsystem
(IMS) server in a collaborative communication session, upon execution of the instructions by the IMS server, to:
identify, based on a message received from a controlled user equipment (UE) that is controlled by a control terminal that
has a control role in the collaborative communication session, an identification of a second UE to which a media portion of
the collaborative communication session is to be replicated; and

replicate, based on the received message, the media portion of the collaborative communication session to the second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,246,722

DEVICE FOR PROVIDING A DIFFERENTIAL OUTPUT SIGNAL AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DIFFERENTIAL OUTPUT SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A device for providing a differential output signal having a first output signal component and a second output signal component
based on a plurality of input signals, comprising:
a first pair of signal sources comprising a first signal source for providing at least a portion of the first output signal
component and a second signal source for providing at least a portion of the second output signal component, wherein the first
output signal component and the second output signal component are distinct output signal components that define the differential
output signal; and

a controller, which is operably coupled to the first pair of signal sources and is configured to activate, via a plurality
of drive signals, at most one of the first signal source or the second signal source of the first pair of signal sources,
based at least in part on the plurality of input signals,

wherein the plurality of input signals indicate activation or deactivation of the first signal source and activation or deactivation
of the second signal source, and

wherein, in response to the plurality of input signals indicating activation of the first signal source and activation of
the second signal source, the controller is configured to transmit the plurality of drive signals to cause the first signal
source and the second signal source to switch to or to remain in a deactivated state.

US Pat. No. 9,184,763

CAPACITIVE DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A digital to analog converter (DAC) comprising:
a digital signal input configured to receive a multi-bit digital input signal,
an array of cells, wherein a cell of the array of cells comprises at least one capacitor; and
a control circuit configured to, based on the multi-bit digital input signal, selectively trigger at least one capacitor in
the array of cells to discharge current to an output terminal of the DAC,

wherein the cell of the array further comprises at least one discharge trigger element coupled to the at least one capacitor
of the cell, and wherein the control circuit is configured to, based on the multi-bit digital input signal, trigger the at
least one discharge trigger element to trigger the at least one capacitor in the array of cells to discharge the current to
the output terminal of the DAC, and

wherein the at least one discharge trigger element comprises an inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,178,737

METHOD FOR GENERATING AN OFDM DATA SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method for generating an OFDM data signal in an OFDM signal generator, comprising:
forming a frequency domain data signal including determining a plurality of non-data carriers and setting the non-data carriers
to zero in a frequency domain data signal generator;

forming a time domain data signal by performing an inverse Fourier transformation of the frequency domain data signal in a
time domain data signal generator;

forming a tail section signal comprising a tail section of the time domain data signal in a tail section signal generator;
forming a multiplied tail section signal in a multiplied tail section signal generator, by forming a plurality of partial
signals, each one of the partial signals being derived from the tail section signal;

forming a difference between or a sum of the multiplied tail section signal and the time domain data signal in a difference
forming circuit, thereby generating the OFDM data signal with a guard interval associated therewith; and

transmitting the OFDM data signal using a transmitter circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,154,201

ADAPTATION TECHNIQUES IN MIMO

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A system for link adaptation in MIMO systems, comprising:
a receiver circuit of a linear receiver type or a non-linear receiver type;
a plurality of antenna ports configured to couple to a plurality of antennas, respectively, and to receive signals thereat,
wherein the receiver circuit is configured to determine a signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) of one or more received
signals;

a determiner logic configured to determine a mapping of signal to interference and noise ratio (SINR) to modulation and coding
scheme (MCS), wherein the mapping is dependent on the receiver type of the receiver, wherein for at least one SINR the MCS
for a linear receiver type is different than the MCS for a non-linear receiver type; and

a selection logic configured to select a modulation and coding scheme (MCS).

US Pat. No. 9,128,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TURBO DECODER MEMORY COLLISION RESOLUTION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A device, comprising:
an intermediate buffering device including an address buffering device and an element buffering device,
wherein the intermediate buffering device is communicatively coupled to a plurality of processing devices and a memory device,
and

wherein, during a cycle of a process having a parallel memory access, the intermediate buffering device is configured to:
receive, from one of the plurality of processing devices, first address information destined for the memory device, wherein
the first address information corresponds to a first element of a code sequence stored in the memory device;

receive, from another of the plurality of processing devices, second address information destined for the memory device, wherein
the second address information corresponds to a second element of the code sequence stored in the memory device;

transmit, to the memory device, a request for the first element based on the first address information;
store the second address information in the address buffering device;
receive, from the memory device, first element information corresponding to the first element; and
store the first element information in the element buffering device.

US Pat. No. 9,603,043

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENTS IN TRANSMISSION GAPS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
processing circuitry to:
process one or more received messages that are to indicate:
a plurality of measurement types, associated with reception of signals from a wireless cell, and
at least one time slot corresponding to a transmission gap in which at least two measurements of the plurality of measurement
types are to be performed; and

cause transmission of at least one value associated with at least one measurement of the plurality of measurement types; and
measurement circuitry, coupled with the processing circuitry, to compute at least two values, including the at least one value,
based on performance of the at least two measurements of the plurality of measurement types in the transmission gap.

US Pat. No. 9,292,007

BIPOLAR TIME-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a linear time-to-digital converter (TDC) arranged to output a duration value based on receiving a start signal and a stop
signal, the apparatus arranged to output a digital value representative of a duration of a time interval and a polarity of
the time interval, based on the duration value, the time interval comprising a positive time interval or a negative time interval;
and

an input component arranged to output the start signal and the stop signal based on receiving a first input and a second input,
the first input representative of one of a beginning point or an ending point of the time interval and the second input representative
of the other of the beginning point or the ending point of the time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,240,811

SWITCHED DUPLEXER FRONT END

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

13. A transceiver system, comprising:
an antenna switch module (ASM) comprising a plurality of switching elements configured to respectively connect a plurality
of RF ports to an antenna port;

a transmission chain configured to provide a first signal having a first frequency to a first RF port of the plurality of
RF ports;

a first filter located within the transmission chain and configured to have a first pass band at a first frequency range comprising
the first frequency and a first stop band at a second frequency range;

a reception chain configured to receive a second signal having a second frequency from a second RF port of the plurality of
RF ports;

a second filter located within the reception chain and configured to have a second pass band at the second frequency range
comprising the second frequency and a second stop band at the first frequency range;

a trap filter comprising a first inductor and a first capacitor coupled to a third RF port of the plurality of RF ports;
a tuning element comprising one of a second capacitor or a second inductor coupled to a fourth RF port of the plurality of
RF ports; and

a control unit configured to generate one or more control signals that operate the plurality of switching elements to connect
the transmission chain and the reception chain to the antenna port and to selectively connect, in parallel, at least one of
the trap filter or the tuning element to the antenna port to combine filtering responses of filters within the connected transmission
chain and the connected reception chain to generate a collective filtering response.

US Pat. No. 9,190,906

DIGITAL EVENT GENERATOR, COMPARATOR, SWITCHED MODE ENERGY CONVERTER AND METHOD

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A digital event generator comprising:
a counter configured to provide at least one count value based on a clock signal; and
a comparator configured to evaluate a first portion of a first count value to detect a near occurrence of an event, in response
to a detection of a near occurrence of an event, evaluate a second portion of a second count value, and to provide the event
signal based on the evaluation and digital event time information,

wherein the digital event generator is configured to reduce a counter step size in response to the detection of the near occurrence
of the event, and to increase a counter clock rate in response to the detection of the near occurrence of the event.

US Pat. No. 9,166,830

SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING ADAPTIVE ENVELOPE TRACKING

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A communication system utilizing adaptive envelope tracking, the system comprising:
a transmit path configured to generate a transmit signal from a baseband signal;
a feedback receiver configured to generate a feedback signal from the transmit signal;
a parameter component configured to generate linearity parameters from the feedback signal; and
an envelope tracking component configured to generate a supply control signal having time delay adjustments based on the linearity
parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,715,715

EFFICIENT CACHE PRELOADING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for processing a graphics item comprising a plurality of graphics lines, each graphics line comprising one or
more pixels, the method comprising:
loading, by a computing device, a first cache line with a first set of pixels from a first graphics line of the graphics item,
while loading the first cache line, generating, by the computing device, a preload table based on the properties of the first
graphics line, and wherein the preload table indicates a pattern of pixel processing and cache line preloading operations
for a single graphic line of the plurality of graphics lines, wherein the pattern of pixel processing comprises rendering
one or more destination pixels;

processing at least one pixel of first cache line and simultaneously preloading a next cache line with a next set of pixels
until all but a last pixel of the first graphics line is processed;

processing the last pixel of the first graphics line without issuing a preload command; and
repeating the method for each graphic line in this manner until all graphic lines of the graphic item are processed.

US Pat. No. 9,520,841

TRANSMIT CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A BIAS OF A POWER AMPLIFIER AND METHOD FOR ADAPTING THE PROVISION OF A BIAS INFORMATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transmit circuit, comprising:
an envelope detection circuit configured to detect an envelope of a transmit signal;
an impedance sensor configured to measure a load impedance;
an envelope shaping circuit configured to shape the envelope of the transmit signal based at least partly on the measured
load impedance;

circuitry configured to generate a supply voltage based on the envelope of the transmit signal and the measured load impedance;
and

a power amplifier configured to generate a radio frequency output signal based on the transmit signal, wherein the power amplifier
is powered at least partially by the supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,496,907

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR PROCESSING A RADIO-FREQUENCY SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

15. A device comprising:
a power divider coupled to a power amplifier and to a divider, the power divider being configured to receive a frequency signal
and provide the frequency signal to the power amplifier and the divider; and

a voltage regulating circuit coupled to the divider and the power amplifier, wherein the voltage regulating circuit is configured
to receive a supply voltage and a switching signal from the divider and provide a regulated supply voltage to the power amplifier
based on the supply voltage and the switching signal, wherein the regulated supply voltage provides power to the power amplifier
for operation thereof, the voltage regulating circuit comprising a switching regulator comprising a switch driven by a pulse
width modulation signal having a pulse width that is a function of the switching signal, and wherein a value of the regulated
supply voltage is based on the pulse width of the pulse width modulation signal;

wherein the voltage regulating circuit is configured to regulate a magnitude of the regulated supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,397,739

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A DATA SIGNAL IN A MIMO SYSTEM

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

12. One or more non-transitory, computer-readable media having instructions that, when executed, cause a device to:
transmit, from a plurality of antennas, a plurality of spatial streams;
select a subset of the plurality of antennas;
precode a subset of the plurality of spatial streams that correspond to the subset of the plurality of antennas using one
or more precoders, with at least one precoder of the one or more precoders being defined by a vector that contains complex
elements with at least one element being non modular one; and

retransmit, from the subset of the plurality of antennas, the subset of the plurality of spatial streams.

US Pat. No. 9,397,742

RECEIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD PERFORMED BY SUCH RECEIVER CIRCUIT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving at a receiver a signal via a channel;
determining at the receiver a feedback information based on the received signal;
determining at the receiver a quality indicator based on the feedback information, wherein the quality indicator indicates
a quality of the received signal; and

starting or resuming a transmission of the feedback information from the receiver when the quality indicator fulfills a predetermined
condition at the receiver;

wherein the predetermined condition comprises the quality indicator exceeding a first predetermined threshold value and continuing
to exceed the first predetermined threshold value for a predetermined time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,379,826

CALIBRATION OF A TRANSMITTER WITH INTERNAL POWER MEASUREMENT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

16. A method for calibrating a transmitter, the method comprising:
operating the transmitter using a first transmitter setting;
obtaining, via an external reference measuring device external to the transmitter, a transmit power reference value that is
a first transmit power corresponding to the first transmitter setting as measured by the external reference measuring device;

obtaining, using an internal measuring device of the transmitter or using a receiver associated with the transmitter, a first
uncalibrated transmit power measurement value that is the first transmit power as measured by the internal measuring device
or the receiver;

calibrating the internal measuring device based at least in part on a first database comprising the transmit power reference
value and the first uncalibrated transmit power measurement value to provide a calibrated internal measuring device;

receiving a command at the transmitter instructing the transmitter to operate the transmitter using a plurality of calibration
transmitter settings;

obtaining, using the calibrated internal measuring device independently of the external reference measuring device, a plurality
of calibration transmit power measurement values that are a plurality of calibration transmit powers corresponding to the
plurality of calibration transmitter settings, respectively, as measured by the calibrated internal measuring device; and

obtaining calibration data based on the plurality of calibration transmitter settings and the plurality of calibration transmit
power measurement values independently of the external reference measuring device and storing the calibration data in a calibration
data structure.

US Pat. No. 9,276,729

DETERMINATION OF A NOISE AND INTERFERENCE COVARIANCE MEASURE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a signal comprising a two-dimensional signal pattern in a time-frequency representation in a receiver circuit, the
two-dimensional signal pattern comprising first reference resource elements at predetermined positions in the two-dimensional
signal pattern;

determining a first covariance measure based on the first reference resource elements of the signal pattern in a first covariance
determiner;

determining a second covariance measure based on resource elements of the signal pattern different from the first reference
resource elements in a second covariance determiner;

determining a noise and interference covariance measure of the received signal based on the first covariance measure and based
on the second covariance measure in a third covariance determiner; and

adjusting a whitening filter or a detector based on the determined noise and interference covariance measure.

US Pat. No. 9,202,543

SYSTEM AND METHODS USING A MULTIPLEXED REFERENCE FOR SENSE AMPLIFIERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A sense amplifier system comprising:
a switch component coupled to a sense path,
a reference path, wherein the sense path and the reference path are different paths;
a memory cell;
a first reference cell;
a second reference cell, wherein the second reference cell has a different resistivity than the first reference cell; and
wherein the switch component is configured to switch connections between the first and second reference cells, the memory
cell, the sense path and the reference path according to a sampling phase and an amplification phase, wherein the sense path
is connected to the first reference cell during the sampling phase and the reference path is connected to the second reference
cell during the amplification phase.

US Pat. No. 9,444,666

DEVICE FOR GENERATING A VECTOR-MODULATED OUTPUT SIGNAL AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A VECTOR-MODULATED OUTPUT SIGNAL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A device for generating a vector-modulated output signal based on a baseband signal having an in-phase component and a
quadrature component, comprising:
a clock generation circuit configured to generate a plurality of clock signals that each have a duty cycle of less than 50%,
and wherein at every instant a maximum of one of the clock signals from the plurality of clock signals is active;

a baseband combination circuit configured to combine the in-phase component and the quadrature component to obtain a plurality
of combined IQ signals; and

a plurality of mixer cells configured to generate the vector-modulated output signal based the combined IQ signals, and the
plurality of clock signals.

US Pat. No. 9,411,714

FINITE STATE MACHINE FOR SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A programmable finite state machine configured to transition from a current state to a next state after receiving an input
symbol, the input symbol comprising a plurality of inputs, the next state and the current state being represented by N bits
and the input symbol being represented by I bits, the finite state machine being further configured to generate an output
symbol comprising a plurality of outputs, the output symbol being represented by W bits, the output symbol being dependent
on the current state, the finite state machine comprising:
a register configured to store the current state;
a first look-up table configured to store a plurality of output symbols indexed by address and to provide at an output a first
output symbol addressed by the value of the register; and

a microcode table with a plurality of entries, wherein each entry of the plurality of entries represents a state transition
of a number of state transitions of the programmable finite state machine and includes microcode logic for evaluating the
state transition simultaneously with other state transitions of other entries of the plurality of entries, wherein the microcode
logic includes:

a plurality of programmable fields;
a comparator for comparing the current state to a first programmable field of the plurality of programmable fields;
a multiplexer circuit for evaluating a portion of the input symbol against second and third programmable fields of the plurality
of programmable fields; and

an AND-gate circuit configured to receive an output of the comparator and an output of the multiplexer circuit and, if evaluated
as true, to pass a value of a fourth programmable field of the plurality of programmable fields to the register.

US Pat. No. 9,363,766

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An enhanced Node B (eNB) comprising:
processing circuitry to:
determine a power allocation for downlink transmissions to a first user equipment (UE) being served by a first cell and for
downlink transmissions to a second UE being served by a second cell, the power allocation determined based on channel quality
information for a first channel associated with the first UE and channel quality information for a second channel associated
with the second UE; and

determine power amplitude factors for the downlink transmissions to the first UE and the second UE, the power amplitude factors
based on the power allocation and provided as part of downlink control signaling, a first of the power amplitude factors configured
for use by the first UE to process downlink signals received from the first cell, a second of the power amplitude factors
configured for use by the second UE to process downlink signals received from the second cell; and

configure first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) signals for transmission by first transceiver circuitry,
the first transceiver circuitry configure to transmit the first OFDMA signals in the first cell to the first UE in accordance
with the first power amplitude factor, the first power amplitude factor being applied at least to data subcarriers of the
OFDMA signals; and

configure second OFDMA signals in the second cell for transmission by second transceiver circuitry to the second UE in accordance
with the second power amplitude factor,

wherein the first and second OFDMA signals comprise downlink signals that are concurrently transmitted, respectively, in the
first and second cells,

wherein the power amplitude factors are determined to allow the first UE to cancel interference due to transmission of the
second OFDMA signals in the second cell and to allow the second UE to cancel interference due to transmission of the first
OFDMA signals in the first cell, and

wherein the first and second cells employ frequency-reuse.

US Pat. No. 9,363,792

APPARATUS METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM ELEMENT FOR EFFICIENT CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF THE ACTIVITY OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a state control unit which can operate the communication device in at least three useful data transmission states that include:
an active data transmission state of a data link layer, in which a first useful data communication link with first communication
resources is allocated to the communication device,

an observe data transmission state of the data link layer, in which a second useful data communication link with the first
communication resources is allocated to the communication device, and

an inactive data transmission state of the data link layer, in which a useful data communication link with second communication
resources is allocated to the communication device, the second communication resources being fewer than the first communication
resources;

a first timer, associated with the observe data transmission state, to start based on use of one or more transport channels
by a Medium Access Control layer to send data to a physical layer;

a second timer, associated with the active data transmission state, to initially start after the first useful data communication
link allocation with the first communication resources; and

a state transition control unit which can perform at least the following state transitions:
a state change from the active data transmission state to the observe data transmission state at expiry of the second timer,
a state change from the observe data transmission state to the inactive data transmission state at expiry of the first timer,
a state change from the inactive data transmission state to the active data transmission state when a first state transition
criterion has been met, and

a state change from the observe data transmission state to the active data transmission state when a second state transition
criterion has been met,

wherein the first state transition criterion and the second state transition criterion are based on an activity or inactivity
of the communication device, and wherein the three useful data transmission states are substates from at least one of a CELL_DCH
state or a Long_Term_Evolution_Active state.

US Pat. No. 9,749,893

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus of a first access point (AP) configured for coordinated power allocation, the apparatus comprising:
memory; and
processing circuity coupled to the memory, configured to:
determine first channel state information (CSI) for a first channel between the first AP and a first station, the first CSI
based on a communication between the first station and the first AP;

determine second CSI for a second channel between the first AP and a second station, the second CSI determined based on a
communication between the second station and a second AP, the first and second channels comprising subcarriers;

calculate an expected signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) for the first station based on the first CSI, the second
CSI and an initial subcarrier power allocation for the first station;

calculate an expected SINR for the second station based on the first CSI, the second CSI and an initial subcarrier power allocation
for the second station;

perform an iterative power allocation process to determine a final subcarrier power allocation for the first station and a
final subcarrier power allocation for the second station, the final subcarrier power allocations based on the initial subcarrier
power allocations and the expected SINRs, the iterative power allocation process to increase aggregate throughput;

provide information indicative of the final subcarrier power allocation for the second station to the second AP for a second
transmission by the second AP to the second station; and

configure transceiver circuitry of the first AP for a first transmission to the first station, the transceiver circuitry configured
to set subcarrier transmit power levels based on the final subcarrier power allocation for the first station, the first transmission
being a multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,608,098

TUNABLE FIN-SCR FOR ROBUST ESD PROTECTION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A silicon-controlled-rectifier (SCR) disposed on a substrate, comprising:
a longitudinal silicon fin extending between an anode and a cathode and including a junction region there between;
one or more first transverse fins that traverse the longitudinal fin at one or more respective tapping points positioned between
the anode and the junction region; and

one or more second transverse fins that traverse the longitudinal fin at one or more respective tapping points positioned
between the junction region and the cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,414,309

MOBILE TERMINAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a component to be supplied with power from a main power supply and an alternative power supply via a power input terminal,
wherein the component to be supplied with power is a secure component;

a radio receiver configured as the alternative power supply to receive electromagnetic power wherein the radio receiver has
a first power output terminal coupled to the power input terminal; and

a baseband circuit comprising a power supply circuit configured as the main power supply wherein the power supply circuit
has a second power output terminal which is coupled to the power input terminal bypassing the radio receiver; wherein the
radio receiver does not receive an analog reference voltage from the power supply circuit via its input contacts, the analog
reference voltage providing a voltage level of the power to be supplied to the component negotiated between the component
and the baseband circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,413,326

SECOND-ORDER FILTER WITH NOTCH FOR USE IN RECEIVERS TO EFFECTIVELY SUPPRESS THE TRANSMITTER BLOCKERS

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

9. A mobile handset, comprising:
a transceiver configured to send and receive a wireless communication signal;
a reception path having a first branch and a second branch configured to conduct an input signal having an interferer signal,
wherein the reception path comprises:

an active low-pass filter configured to receive the input signal at a first input node in the first branch and a second input
node in the second branch, and to filter the input signal;

a tunable, passive notch filter configured to attenuate the input signal within a frequency band corresponding to a frequency
of the interferer signal;

a first feedback path extending from the second branch at a first output node thereof to the first input node, wherein the
first feedback path is configured to provide a first negative feedback signal to the first branch; and

a second feedback path extending from the first branch at a second output node thereof to the second input node, wherein the
second feedback path is configured to provide a second negative feedback signal to the second branch.

US Pat. No. 9,407,227

REGULATION OF AN AMPLIFICATION APPARATUS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An amplifier system comprising:
switching circuitry to configure the amplifier system for operation in either transmit mode or receive mode;
power control circuitry to control an output power level of RF output signals transmitted by a power amplifier when the system
is operating in the transmit mode based on a target value; and

circuitry to update the target value when the system is operating in the receive mode based on an indicator of a temperate
of the power amplifier,

wherein the switching circuitry is configured to allow the target value to be updated in the receive mode and allow the updated
target value to be used in a subsequent transmission in the transmit mode.

US Pat. No. 9,380,629

MESSAGE GENERATING ARRANGEMENT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GmbH, ...

1. A device comprising:
circuitry to determine whether a first communication device can use only a packet-switch communication when the first communication
device is unable to use a circuit-switch communication;

circuitry to determine whether the first communication device is to participate in a communication link with a second communication
device, wherein in the link, the first communication device is to participate by use of packet-switch communication when the
first communication device is unable to use circuit-switch communication and the second communication device is able to participate
by use of both packet-switch and circuit-switch communications; and

circuitry to provide a message that is to indicate Combining Circuit Switched (CS) calls and Internet Protocol Multimedia
Sub System (IMS) sessions (CSI) capability to the second communication device, the CSI capability to indicate that the first
communication device is able to communicate with the second communication device using both packet-switch and circuit-switch
communications.

US Pat. No. 9,380,641

MOBILE STATION AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SIGNALS OF THE GSM AND TD-SCDMA RADIO STANDARDS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A mobile station, comprising:
a baseband integrated circuit chip, comprising:
a first baseband subsystem comprising:
a first digital signal processor configured to control a protocol of the mobile station based on a reception or transmission
of data according to a first radio standard or a second, different radio standard;

a system control unit configured to transmit and receive control signals based on a dictated one of the first radio standard
and the second, different radio standard in response to an instruction from the first digital signal processor;

a second baseband subsystem, comprising:
a second digital signal processor;
a coding unit configured to encode data supplied thereto according to a first radio standard or a second, different radio
standard in response to an instruction from the second digital signal processor; and

a decoding unit configured to decode data supplied thereto according to the first radio standard or the second radio standard
in response to an instruction from the second digital signal processor;

wherein the second digital signal processor is configured to generate and provide instructions to the coding unit and decoding
unit, respectively, to dictate a processing according to the first radio standard or the second radio standard based on an
instruction from the system control unit;

a coprocessor integrated circuit chip operably associated with the baseband integrated circuit chip, configured to receive
and transmit data in accordance with the second radio standard, wherein the coprocessor is configured to transmit data for
encoding or decoding to the second baseband system in accordance with instructions from the system control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,374,056

MULTIBAND RF DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A multiband radio-frequency (RF) device comprising:
a modulator circuit configured to receive a baseband signal and modulate a RF signal with the baseband signal to provide a
first RF signal;

a pre-amplifier circuit configured to amplify the first RF signal to provide a second RF signal;
a transmit bandpass filter bank configured to remove signals outside a predetermined frequency band from the second RF signal
to provide a third RF signal;

a power amplifier circuit configured to apply moderate amplification to the third RF signal to provide a fourth RF signal,
the power amplifier circuit comprising a plurality of power amplifiers each configured to provide the fourth RF signal in
response to reception of the third RF signal, and multiple power amplifiers are each connected with a different plurality
of bandpass filters and free from connection to remaining bandpass filters;

a low-Q filter configured to receive the fourth RF signal and provide a fifth RF signal to an antenna connection; and
a reception processing path configured to couple to the antenna connection, the reception processing path comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a reception RF signal with one of a plurality of frequency bands; and
a receive bandpass filter bank configured to receive a second RF reception signal associated with a second predetermined frequency
band and to remove signals outside the second predetermined frequency band from the second RF reception signal to provide
the RF reception signal to the receiver,

wherein the transmit bandpass filter bank comprises a plurality of transmit bandpass filter sets and the receive bandpass
filter bank comprises a plurality of receive bandpass filter sets, each transmit bandpass filter set is connected with a different
one of the power amplifiers, and each transmit bandpass filter set has a corresponding receive bandpass filter set such that
each transmit bandpass filter set and corresponding receive bandpass filter set filter RF signals in a same bandwidth range
that is respectively different than and non-overlapping with the bandwidth range of each transmit bandpass filter set and
corresponding receive bandpass filter set.

US Pat. No. 9,313,695

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, NETWORK DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A NETWORK DEVICE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. One or more non-transitory, computer-readable media having instructions that, when executed, cause a device to:
receive first configuration information and monitor, as part of a first serving cell change process to change a serving cell
to a first target cell, a high-speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) of the first target cell based on the first configuration
information;

receive second configuration information that includes instructions to monitor, as part of a second serving cell change process,
an HS-SCCH of a second target cell; and

generate an abort request to abort the first serving cell change process if the second configuration information is received
prior to receipt of an order to change serving cell to the first target cell.

US Pat. No. 9,198,228

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, METHOD FOR RECEIVING DATA AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A communication terminal, comprising:
a receiver configured to receive data via one of a group comprising a first communication channel and a second communication
channel, at a time; and

a controller configured, during a time period in which a first transmission comprising a first data overlaps with a second
transmission comprising a second data, to control the receiver

to receive a portion less than all of the first transmission from a first network communication facility of a first communication
network via the first communication channel in a first part of the time period; and

to receive a portion less than all of the second transmission from the second network communication facility via the second
communication channel during a second part of the time period,
wherein data received in the portion less than all of the first transmission during the first part of the time period is sufficient
for reconstructing the first data;wherein the first part of the time period and the second part of the time period do not overlap with one another.

US Pat. No. 9,118,534

TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A multicarrier transmitter having a first mode, in which the transmitter is configured to transmit a first component carrier
signal modulated onto a first carrier by using a first local oscillator (LO) signal, and a second mode, in which the transmitter
is configured to transmit the first component carrier signal modulated onto the first carrier and a second component carrier
signal modulated onto a second, different carrier by using a second LO signal,
wherein the multicarrier transmitter is coupled to a controllable oscillator and configured to adapt a frequency of an LO
signal output by the controllable oscillator dependent on the multicarrier transmitter being activated in the first mode or
the second mode;

wherein in the first mode, the first LO signal is output from the controllable oscillator; and
wherein in the second mode, both the first LO signal and the second LO signal are output from the controllable oscillator
at different times;

wherein the frequency of the LO signal is controlled via a control signal for the controllable oscillator;
wherein the multicarrier transmitter comprises means for adapting the control signal in order to adapt the frequency of the
LO signal;

wherein the multicarrier transmitter comprises the controllable oscillator and a combination element arranged at the control
input of the controllable oscillator; and

wherein the combination element is configured to add a control signal for the controllable oscillator and an offset signal
output by the multicarrier transmitter for adapting the frequency of the LO signal.

US Pat. No. 9,100,877

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a protocol stack circuit of a communication protocol layer, the protocol stack circuit comprising:
a buffer;
a receiver configured to receive from a layer higher than the communication protocol layer an input signal; and
a transmitter configured to transmit to another communication device data based on the received input signal and configured
to transmit to the higher layer information indicating a transmission state of the data based on an identification of the
input signal in the buffer that indicates that processing was interrupted at the communication protocol layer.

US Pat. No. 9,814,059

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPERATING RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a first antenna in accordance with a cellular wide area
radio communication technology according to a first schedule;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals using a second antenna in accordance with a short range radio
communication technology or a metropolitan area system radio communication technology according to a second schedule, wherein
the first antenna and second antenna are configured to transmit different signals;

a processor configured to
identify one or more first transmit time periods of the first schedule during which the first transceiver transmits signals
and one or more first non-transmit time periods of the first schedule during which the first transceiver is not to transmit
signals; and

identify one or more second transmit time periods of the second schedule during which the second transceiver transmits signals
and one or more second non-transmit time periods of the second schedule during which the second transceiver is not to transmit
signals;

adjust the second schedule based on the first schedule to control the second transceiver to transmit signals during at least
one of the one or more second non-transmit time periods based on a de-sensing target.

US Pat. No. 9,455,161

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a semiconductor chip;
a molded body at least partially covering the semiconductor chip, the molded body including at least one cone-shaped protrusion,
wherein the semiconductor chip includes at least a surface having a first connection element, the surface having the first
connection element being uncovered by the molded body, the molded body having a mold surface, the mold surface and the surface
having the first connection element defining a coplanar plane; and

a solder element placed over the at least one cone-shaped protrusion of the molded body.

US Pat. No. 9,438,351

ADJUSTABLE DELAYER, METHOD FOR DELAYING AN INPUT SIGNAL AND POLAR TRANSMITTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An adjustable delayer for adjustably delaying an input signal based on a delay adjustment input information describing
a desired delay, to obtain an output signal, the adjustable delayer comprising:
a plurality of series-connected tunable delay circuits, wherein a first of the tunable delay circuits is configured to receive
the input signal;

a closed-loop control circuit configured to provide a first delay tuning information to tune a combined delay of the plurality
of tunable delay circuits; and

a combiner configured to combine the first delay tuning information with a second delay tuning information based on the delay
adjustment input information to obtain a combined delay tuning information;

wherein the adjustable delayer is configured to tune a delay of one or more of the tunable delay circuits based on the combined
delay tuning information.

US Pat. No. 9,420,475

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

12. A method for controlling a radio communication device, the method comprising:
receiving data using a receiver according to a radio access technology;
buffering a variable amount of the data;
determining a reception condition under which the receiver receives the data based on an anticipator signal independent of
the radio access technology and characterizing one or more of an environments group consisting of whether the communication
device is within a building, in transport, in a train, in a car, outdoors, in a city environment, in a countryside environment,
in a forest environment, in a mountain environment; and

setting the amount of the data based on the determined reception condition determined based on the anticipator signal independent
of the radio access technology and characterizing one or more of said environments group; and

analyzing the anticipator signal to identify causes in delay variation for the reception as a result of variation from one
of said environments group to another one of said environments group or determining which one of said environments group applies
upon turning on the radio communication device, and generating an output for controlling the buffer amount setter based on
said identifying or determining.

US Pat. No. 9,271,193

CARE-OF-ADDRESS HANDOVER

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A node, comprising:
a controller; and
a non-transitory storage memory coupled to the controller and including instructions when executed by the controller, cause
the controller to:

determine, when the node is communicating with a server via a first network interface, that the node will transition to communicating
with the server via a second network interface,

generate at least one communication for communication on a communication network medium,
transmit the at least one communication to a proxy that is coupled to the server, wherein the proxy is further coupled to
the node via a wide area network and configured to route information for delivery from the server,

wherein the at least one communication comprises:
a header, and
a payload, the payload including a message that includes a first care-of address and a second care-of-address, a destination
address of the server, a first TCP port of the node associated with the first care-of-address, and a second TCP port of the
node associated with the second care-of-address, with the second TCP port being different from the first TCP port,

wherein the first care-of-address is a care-of-address currently in use by the node and the second care-of-address is a care-of-address
subsequently for use by the node,

wherein the first care-of-address associated with the first network interface and the second care-of-address associated with
the second network interface, wherein (i) the first network interface is a wireless network interface and the second network
interface is a wireline network interface, or (ii) the first network interface is a wireline network interface and the second
network interface is a wireless network interface, and based on the determining step, transmit and receive data with the server
through the second network interface using the second care-of-address and the second TCP port.

US Pat. No. 9,144,110

MODEM DEVICES, APPLICATION PROCESSORS, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A MODEM DEVICE, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN APPLICATION PROCESSOR, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A mobile device, comprising a terminal equipment (TE) and a mobile termination (MT), wherein the MT comprises a transceiver,
a TE interface and a media profile generation module, wherein:
the TE is configured to send, to the MT, a first command instructing the MT to generate a media profile, wherein the first
command is an AT command including a media description for the media profile and wherein the media description complies with
a session description protocol (SDP); and

the MT is configured to generate, by the media profile generation module, the media profile in response to receiving the first
command, and the MT is configured to send, to the TE, an identification number of the media profile as a response to the first
command,

wherein the media profile comprises a static part and a dynamic part, the static part being defined for more than one communication
session and the dynamic part being defined per communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,088,339

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication terminal memory storing a first subscriber identity and a second subscriber identity,
the first subscriber identity being associated with at least one first data transmission time interval and the second subscriber
identity being associated with at least one second data transmission time interval,

wherein the communication terminal is configured to search for a subscriber identity in a predetermined range of subscriber
identities, which is associated with a data transmission time interval different from the first data transmission time interval,
and

wherein the communication terminal is configured to select the determined subscriber identity as the second subscriber identity.

US Pat. No. 9,883,515

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A multi-SIM communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to
establish a communication channel to a first radio cell;
wherein the first radio cell is connected to a gateway, and wherein the gateway is connected to a first server computer and
connected to a second server computer;

establish a first communication connection to the first server computer via the gateway;
establish a second communication connection to the second server computer via the gateway where the second server computer
transmits idle information of a second cell;

receive idle mode information of the second radio cell from the second server computer via the second communication connection;
and

two or more subscriber identity modules (SIMs); wherein a first SIM is in idle mode; and wherein a second SIM is in a connected
mode for the first SIM.

US Pat. No. 9,571,291

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SETTING UP AND/OR CONTROLLING A TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A method for automatically controlling a telecommunication conference with at least three participants, wherein conference
condition information comprises at least one user-defined conference condition for participation in the telecommunication
conference with the at least three participants, and the at least one user-defined conference condition is indicative of a
desired status of the telecommunication conference, the method comprising:
storing, by a terminal, the conference condition information in the terminal;
determining, by the terminal, whether the at least one user-defined conference condition is met using the stored conference
condition information;

generating, by the terminal without user intervention, at least one conference joining message to be used for joining the
telecommunication conference with the at least three participants when the at least one user-defined conference condition
is determined to be met; and

transmitting, by the terminal without user intervention, the at least one conference joining message to a telecommunication
conference server to join the telecommunication conference with the at least three participants.

US Pat. No. 9,413,365

OSCILLATOR WITH CONTROLLABLE FREQUENCY

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an inductivity, and
a variable capacitance, an inductivity value of said inductivity and a capacitance value of said variable capacitance determining
a frequency of an output signal, said variable capacitance comprising:

a coarse tuning circuitry,
a fine tuning circuitry,
at least one switchable capacitance independent of the coarse and fine tuning circuitries, and
control circuitry coupled to said at least one switchable capacitance, said control circuitry being configured to control
said at least one switchable capacitance based on a phase error signal, wherein said control circuitry is configured to switch
a capacitance of said at least one capacitance if said phase error signal indicates a phase error outside the range of a range
limited phase detector.

US Pat. No. 9,252,492

ANTENNA TUNING VIA MULTI-FEED TRANSCEIVER ARCHITECTURE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An antenna configuration, comprising:
a tunable multi-feed antenna configured to wirelessly transmit electromagnetic radiation at a frequency band;
a transmit module configured to generate a plurality of signals having a phase shift or amplitude difference therebetween,
wherein the plurality of signals collectively correspond to a signal to be transmitted;

a plurality of antenna feeds coupled to different spatial locations of a single excitation element of the tunable multi-feed
antenna and configured to provide the plurality of signals, respectively, to the tunable multi-feed antenna;

an adjustment module configured to selectively adjust an antenna input reflection coefficient of the tunable multi-feed antenna
to define a frequency of transmission by independently controlling at least one of a phase or an amplitude of one or more
of the plurality of signals to generate a phase shift or amplitude difference between at least two of the plurality of signals;

wherein the phase shift or amplitude difference of the plurality of signals define frequency characteristics of the frequency
band.

US Pat. No. 9,191,131

METHOD FOR CONTROL CHANNEL DETECTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of detecting a control channel, comprising:
receiving data transmitted via a control channel;
computing a path metric based on the received data;
computing a correction term based on the received data;
computing a decision metric representing a sum or a difference of the path metric and the correction term; and
deciding, based on the decision metric, on a detection of the control channel,
wherein deciding on a detection of the control channel comprises comparing the decision metric to a threshold and deciding
on a detection based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,143,155

RF DAC WITH CONFIGURABLE DAC MIXER INTERFACE AND CONFIGURABLE MIXER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit, comprising:
a digital to analog converter (DAC) configured to convert a time-varying, multi-bit digital value to a corresponding time-varying
output current;

a mixer module downstream of the DAC and comprising a plurality of mixers; and
a control block configured to selectively steer output current from the DAC to different mixers of the mixer module;
wherein the DAC is directly connected to the mixer module.

US Pat. No. 9,094,999

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication
technology;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology
or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication technology;

a first processor configured to control the first transceiver, the first processor comprising a first interface and a second
interface;

a second processor configured to control the second transceiver, the second processor comprising a first interface and a second
interface;

a third processor configured to determine real-time transceiver control information signals via the first interface of the
first processor and via the first interface of the second processor, and to determine non-real-time transceiver control information
signals via the second interface of the first processor and via the second interface of the second processor,

wherein the first interface of the first processor is directly communicatively coupled with the first interface of the second
processor through a first connection, the first interfaces being configured to exchange the real-time transceiver control
information signals with each other,

wherein the second interface of the first processor is directly communicatively coupled with the second interface of the second
processor through a second connection, the second interfaces being configured to exchange the non-real-time transceiver control
information signals with each other, the second connection being a different a separate and distinct connection from the first
connection, and

a coexistence status change determiner configured to determine a status change of the coexistence of a Cellular Wide Area
radio communication connection and a Short Range radio communication connection or a Metropolitan Area System radio communication
connection, and to determine as to whether a change of operation of at least one of the first transceiver and the second transceiver
is required based at least in part on the determined real-time transceiver control information signals and the determined
non-real-time transceiver control information signals.

US Pat. No. 9,642,018

COMMUNICATION ARRANGEMENT WITH OVERLAP AREA

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication arrangement, comprising:
a first antenna mounted on a mast to transmit signals into the coverage area of the first antenna;
a second antenna mounted on said mast to transmit signals into the coverage area of the second antenna, wherein the coverage
areas of the first and the second antennas overlap, creating an overlap area; and

a signal radiating device to control the first antenna to radiate downlink signals for reception by a mobile communication
device, into said overlap area of the first antenna and the second antenna;

wherein the signal radiating device is further configured to control the first antenna to produce the downlink signals, in
such a manner so as to extend an area in which both a signal strength of the downlink signals by the first antenna for reception
by the mobile communication device and a signal strength of downlink signals by the second antenna for reception by the mobile
communication device are sufficient to complete a handover of the mobile communication device from the first antenna to the
second antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,521,532

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A first communication terminal device comprising:
storage circuitry to store a first communication status of a second communication terminal device; and
a controller, coupled with the storage circuitry, to set the first communication status to a first state and to cause transmission
of a message to a group communication server to set a second communication status of the second communication terminal device
to a second state at the group communication server, the second state to prevent the group communication server from sending
transmissions to the second communication terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,515,751

BUILT-IN SELF-TEST FOR RECEIVER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

7. A system-on-chip (SoC) implemented radio frequency (RF) communication device, comprising:
a RF portion, including:
a single radio frequency (RF) phase-locked loop (PLL) device arranged to generate a local oscillator (LO) signal;
a divider component arranged to divide a frequency of the LO signal by an integer value to produce a modulation frequency;
a modulation component arranged to modulate the LO signal at the modulation frequency to produce a test signal and to output
the test signal, the test signal arranged to test the RF communication device; and

a front end portion arranged to receive and to down-convert the test signal to form a converted test signal; and
a baseband portion, including:
one or more correlators arranged to analyze the converted test signal to determine an operational state of the RF communication
device.

US Pat. No. 9,429,919

LOW POWER BIPOLAR 360 DEGREES TIME TO DIGITAL CONVERTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A time to digital converter comprising:
a delay line comprising a plurality of delay stages that include a first delay chain and a second delay chain to generate
a fine time measurement of a digital oscillator of a phase locked loop;

a coarse time calculation component configured to generate a coarse time measurement based on equidistant periods and non-equidistant
periods of the digital oscillator of the phase locked loop, wherein the fine time measurement and the coarse time measurement
form a phase difference measurement of the phase locked loop that is communicated to the digital oscillator; and

an edge selector configured to compare a reference signal of a reference clock and a divider signal of a divider clock and
generate a start signal and a stop signal to a phase generator based thereon, and further configured to generate a sign value
and provide the sign value to the coarse time calculation component, wherein the sign value is generated based on an order
of a receiving edge of the reference signal and the divider signal, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,338,751

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A TRANSMIT POWER IN A USER EQUIPMENT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A device for controlling a transmit power, comprising:
a first adjustment unit configured to adjust a power of a first carrier signal;
a second adjustment unit configured to adjust a power of a second carrier signal;wherein the first adjustment unit is configured to adjust the power of the first carrier signal based on a maximum allowable
imbalance between the power of the first carrier signal and the power of the second carrier signal; and
at least one of:
a transport format selector configured to select a transport format that comprises a mixture of voice packets and data packets
for a first carrier signal having a first carrier signal power and for a second carrier signal having a second carrier signal
power; wherein the transport format selection depends on the maximum allowable power imbalance between the first carrier signal
power and the second carrier signal power; and

a power headroom calculator configured to calculate a power headroom for a first carrier signal having a first carrier signal
power and a power headroom for a second carrier signal having a second carrier signal power; wherein the power headroom calculation
depends on a maximum allowable power imbalance between the first carrier signal power and the second carrier signal power.

US Pat. No. 9,331,795

TRANSMISSION ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING AN AMPLIFIED TRANSMISSION SIGNAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A transmission arrangement, comprising:
an amplifier which is set up to amplify a transmission signal and to provide it as an amplified transmission signal in differential
form;

an analysis circuit for determining a property of the amplified transmission signal;
a differential feedback path which is set up to supply the amplified transmission signal to the analysis circuit in differential
form; and

an output element which is set up to output the amplified transmission signal from an output path of the amplifier and to
supply it to the feedback path;

wherein the output path has a matching network and the output element is set up to inductively output the amplified transmission
signal from the matching network.

US Pat. No. 9,307,501

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DOWNLINK AND/OR UPLINK POWER CONTROL

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit, comprising:
a quality estimation unit configured to estimate a quality of downlink signals, wherein each of the downlink signals is derived
from a respective one of a plurality of antenna ports, wherein the quality estimation unit comprises a signal-to-interference-and-noise
ratio (SIR) estimation unit configured to estimate SIR values of transmission power control (TPC) symbols or of pilot symbols
and TPC symbols comprised in the downlink signals as the quality of the downlink signals;

a power loop controller configured to generate transmit power control commands based on the estimated quality of the downlink
signals, the transmit power control commands configured to request an adjustment of a power of the downlink signals; and

a diversity controller configured to selectively activate and deactivate one or more of a plurality of receiver circuits each
coupled to a respective one of the plurality of antenna ports.

US Pat. No. 9,306,507

CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A SIGNAL PROCESSOR

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A controller for controlling a signal processor, comprising:
a transformation unit configured to generate at least one amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation-distortion within a signal,
using the signal processor according to a signal processing, based on the at least one generated amplitude-modulation-to-amplitude-modulation-distortion
of the signal; and

a control unit configured to adjust the signal processing of the signal processor to minimize the at least one amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation-distortion,
wherein the generation of the at least one amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation-distortion is based on a known relationship
between a first function describing the at least one amplitude-modulation-to-amplitude-modulation-distortion and a second
function describing the at least one amplitude-modulation-to-phase-modulation-distortion,

wherein the generation is based on a known relationship between a first derivative of the first function and the second function.

US Pat. No. 9,276,629

RAKE RECEIVER CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RAKE RECEIVER CIRCUIT

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of operating a Rake receiver circuit, comprising:
receiving a plurality of signals, wherein each signal is received over one of a plurality of channels comprising at least
a first channel and a second channel, and is received via one of a plurality of transmission paths comprising at least a first
transmission path and a second transmission path;

determining a first property associated with a first signal of the plurality of signals, wherein the first signal is received
over the first channel and via the first transmission path, wherein the first property is one of a signal-to-noise-ratio or
a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio of the first signal, wherein the first channel is a dedicated physical data channel;

determining a delay profile of a second signal of the plurality of signals, wherein the second signal is different from the
first signal and is received over the second channel and via the first transmission path, wherein the second channel is at
least one of a pilot channel or a control channel;

determining, on the basis of the delay profile, whether to assign the first transmission path to a Rake finger of the Rake
receiver circuit; and

determining a first signal power of the first signal and a second signal power of a third signal of the plurality of signals,
wherein the third signal is associated with the second transmission path,

wherein the determining whether to assign is independent of the first property when at least one of a first condition or a
second condition is true, wherein the first condition is whether a difference between the first signal power and the second
signal power is smaller than a predetermined threshold value, wherein the second condition is whether each of the plurality
of transmission paths is received from a common radio cell, and

wherein the determining whether to assign is based on the first property when neither the first condition nor the second condition
is true.

US Pat. No. 9,118,241

SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLY AND A TWO-PHASE DC TO DC CONVERTER HAVING SWITCHES AND A FILTER THAT DELIVER CURRENT FROM A NODE AMONG CONVERTER STAGES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A switched-mode power supply, comprising:
a first switch and a third switch coupled to an input voltage;
a second switch coupled to the first switch via a first node;
a fourth switch coupled to the third switch via a second node;
a first inductor connected between the first node and an output voltage;
a second inductor connected between the second node and the output voltage;
at least one third inductor, comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, connected between the first node and the second
node, wherein the first terminal of the at least one third inductor is directly connected to the first node and the second
terminal of the at least one third inductor is directly connected to the second node; and

a capacitor connected to the output voltage;
wherein the first switch and the second switch are configured to control the first node to divide a current flowing into the
first node and through the first switch into a first current flowing out of the first node and through the first inductor
and a second current flowing out of the first node and through the at least one third inductor, wherein the first current
is different in magnitude than the second current.

US Pat. No. 9,646,856

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING REMOVING A RELIEF LAYER FROM BACK SURFACE OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a device, the method comprising:
providing a first semiconductor chip having a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, wherein a contact pad
is arranged on the first face;

placing the first semiconductor chip on a carrier;
after placing the first semiconductor chip on the carrier, encapsulating the first semiconductor chip with an encapsulation
material to create an encapsulation body, such that the second face is covered by the encapsulation material;

removing the carrier; and
after removing the carrier, removing semiconductor material from the second face to create a new second face and removing
encapsulation material from the encapsulation body to create a planar back surface of the encapsulation body that includes
the new second face and a top face of the encapsulation material surrounding the second face;

removing an entire top layer of semiconductor material from the new second face to create a final second face that has an
outer edge region, wherein an entirety of the final second face, including the outer edge region, is recessed with respect
to the top face of the encapsulation material.

US Pat. No. 9,668,208

OPERATING POINT SETTING OF AN AMPLIFIER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method comprising:
generating a baseband signal; generating a radio frequency signal based on the baseband signal; receiving the radio frequency
signal by an amplifier to generate an amplified radio frequency signal;

generating a down-converted signal based on the amplified radio frequency signal;
comparing symbols of the baseband signal with symbols of the down-converted signal to determine an error vector magnitude
(EVM), wherein the symbols include an in-phase component and a quadrature component; and

setting the operating point of the amplifier based on an analysis of the EVM.

US Pat. No. 9,590,575

AMPLIFIER STAGE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A differential amplifier stage, comprising:
a first transistor comprising a gate terminal;
a second transistor comprising a gate terminal;
a voltage limiting circuit coupled to the gate terminals of the first and second transistors,
wherein the voltage limiting circuit limits a gate voltage supplied to at least one of the gate terminals of the first and
second transistors,

wherein the voltage limiting circuit comprises a first clipping element coupled between the gate terminal of the first transistor
and a power supply potential, and a second clipping element coupled between the gate terminal of the second transistor and
the power supply potential, and

wherein the first and second clipping elements comprise first and second clipping transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,515,695

BYPASSING DUPLEX FILTER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A transceiver system, comprising:
a first signal path comprising a plurality of transmission paths respectively configured to convey signals at different frequencies
between an antenna port and a signal processing unit;

a second signal path comprising a plurality of reception paths respectively configured to convey signals at different frequencies
between the antenna port and the signal processing unit;

a plurality of duplex filters, wherein each duplex filter is connected between a respective one of the transmission paths
and a respective one of the reception paths, wherein each one of the plurality of duplex filters is configured to provide
isolation between the respective one of the transmission paths and the respective one of the reception paths;

a bypass signal path configured to be selectively connected between the antenna port and the signal processing unit along
a conductive path that by-passes the duplex filters;

a first switching element having an input connected to a power amplifier and a plurality of outputs corresponding to a first
end of the plurality of transmission paths and the bypass signal path, respectively;

a second switching element having a plurality of inputs corresponding to a second, opposite end of the plurality of transmission
paths and the bypass signal path, respectively, and an output connected to the antenna port; and

a switching controller configured to generate one or more control signals that operate the first switching element and the
second switching element;

wherein the one or more control signals comprise periodic waveforms repeating at identical intervals; and
wherein the first switching element and the second switching element are configured to switch the power amplifier and the
antenna port between each one of the plurality of transmission paths and the bypass signal path, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,444,486

DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTER COMPRISING MIXER

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A digital to analog converter (DAC) comprising:
a digital signal input configured to receive a multi-bit digital input signal;
an array of unit cells to provide an analog output signal to an output terminal of the DAC, and
a decoder to provide at least one control signal to selectively and concurrently couple a number of the unit cells to the
output terminal of the DAC based on the multi-bit digital input signal, where the at least one control signal is modulated
based on a local oscillator (LO) signal.

US Pat. No. 9,430,428

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR SOFTWARE TRACING

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. Circuit for software tracing in a system on chip, comprising:
a plurality of components,
each component comprising at least one local processor connected to a local communication bus;
each component being connected to a global communication bus;
wherein the circuit further comprises a separate trace data bus being configured to transmit trace data generated by code
running on the components;

wherein each component further comprises a trace slave module configured to store, receive and transmit software trace data
generated on the component and being connected to the local bus of the component;

wherein the circuit further comprises a trace master module being configured to store, receive software trace data transmitted
by a plurality of trace slave modules and being configured to transmit the software trace data to an external trace data interface;

wherein the trace slave modules and the trace master module being connected by the trace data bus; wherein the trace data
bus is ring shaped, preferably implemented as packet based SSL bus; and

wherein each of the trace slave modules comprises
a ring input interface being connected to the ring shaped trace data bus;
a ring output interface being connected to the ring shaped trace data bus a trace data;
a trace data first in first out storage means being connected to the local communication bus;
a multiplexer and a control unit;
the ring input interface and the trace data first in first out storage means being connected to the data input port of the
multiplexer;

the ring output interface being connected to the data output port of the multiplexer;
the control unit being connected to the control port of the multiplexer and to the ring input interface;
the control unit being configured:
to detect a trace data transmission authorization token within received trace data;
in case the trace data transmission authorization token is detected, to enable the multiplexer to pass trace data from the
trace data first in first out storage means to the ring output interface in case the trace data transmission authorization
token is detected; and

to enable the multiplexer to pass trace data from the ring input interface to the ring output interface otherwise.

US Pat. No. 9,648,572

POWER REGULATION IN RADIO-FREQUENCY TRANSMITTERS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus that regulates a signal power of a transmitter, comprising:
a decoupling module configured to receive an RF signal at an input of the decoupling module and to communicate the RF signal
to a downstream load;

a voltage detector connected between a controlled module and the decoupling module, and configured to receive an RF signal
from the controlled module at an input of the voltage detector, wherein the voltage detector is configured to output a measurement
signal associated with a magnitude of voltage peaks in the RF signal received at the input of the voltage detector prior to
the RF signal reaching the decoupling module to an output of the voltage detector, and wherein the voltage detector further
passes the RF signal to the input of the decoupling module;

an evaluation circuit configured to receive the measurement signal from the output of voltage detector and to produce an evaluation
signal, wherein the evaluation circuit comprises a window comparator that receives the measurement signal, wherein the window
comparator is configured to compare the measurement signal to an upper voltage threshold and a lower voltage threshold, wherein
the upper and lower voltage thresholds are different and define a nominal window of the window comparator, and wherein the
window comparator is configured to output a decrementing signal when the detector signal exceeds the upper voltage threshold
and output an incrementing signal when the measurement signal falls below the lower voltage threshold, wherein the evaluation
signal is a function of the decrementing signal or the incrementing signal; and

an input amplification module operable to amplify an input signal to the controlled module based on the evaluation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,571,242

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MITIGATING INTERFERENCE

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a signal comprising a two-dimensional signal pattern in a time-frequency representation, wherein the two-dimensional
signal pattern comprises a first reference signal at a predetermined first position in the two-dimensional signal pattern
and at least one second reference signal at a predetermined second position in the two-dimensional signal pattern, wherein
the first reference signal comprises cell identification information of a target cell of a cellular radio system and the at
least one second reference signal comprises cell identification information of at least one interfering cell of the cellular
radio system;

further wherein a position of a first part of the at least one second reference signal is spaced apart by a predetermined
frequency shift from a position of a first part of the first reference signal, wherein the predetermined frequency shift corresponds
to an interfering cell;

mitigating interference in the cellular radio system by:
determining a first noise covariance measure based on pilot signals of the target cell in the first reference signal;
based at least on the first noise covariance measure, noise whitening first data resource elements of the signal that are
from the target cell with no cell-specific reference signal interference;

determining at least one second noise covariance measure based on an antenna port and the frequency shift of the interfering
cell;

based at least on the second noise covariance measure:
noise whitening second data resource elements of the signal that are from the target cell hit with cell-specific reference
signal interference; and

noise whitening channel estimates of the target cell corresponding to the second data resource elements.

US Pat. No. 9,526,042

FAST HANDOVER METHOD FOR CROSS SECTOR SCENARIO IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

11. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) configured for faster cross-sector handover, the apparatus comprising:
a cell searcher configured to search for and detect cells by determining an identity of the cells based on cell identity information
conveyed by one or more periodic synchronization signals to provide a cell list of detected cells, the one or more periodic
synchronization signals transmitted periodically within downlink subframes;

a cell list administrator to augment the cell list with a cell ID of an additional cell not detected by the cell searcher,
the additional cell having a same group ID and being associated with a same base station of at least some of the cells on
the cell list; and

a cell measurement engine to measure a power level of reference signals of at least some of the cells of the cell list that
have been detected and to perform a blind measurement of a power level of a reference signal of the additional cell that had
not been detected, the reference signal including a cell ID of an associated cell,

wherein the UE is configured to initiate a cross-sector handover to the additional cell that had not been detected based on
the power level measurement of the associated reference signal, the cross-sector handover being a handover to a cell served
by the same base station.

US Pat. No. 9,319,177

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:
a first circuit comprising a plurality of demodulators;
a second circuit comprising one or more demodulators, wherein the number of demodulators of the second circuit is fewer than
the plurality of demodulators of the first circuit;

at least one data connection between the first circuit and the second circuit;
a processor configured to operate the radio communication device in a plurality of operation modes, wherein the plurality
of operation modes comprise:

a first operation mode in which the first circuit processes received data of a first communication channel independent from
the second circuit and in which the second circuit is in an active connection state and processes received data of a second
communication channel independent from the first circuit; and

a second operation mode in which the first circuit and the second circuit jointly process received data of a third communication
channel;

a mode switching circuit configured to switch between the plurality of operation modes; and
a switching decision circuit configured to decide to which operation mode to switch the radio communication device by the
mode switching circuit;

wherein the first circuit and second circuit are assigned respective priorities; and
wherein the switching decision circuit is configured to switch to the second operation mode when the priority of the first
circuit is higher than the priority of the second circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,660,711

COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, AND A METHOD FOR SELECTING A TRANSMIT ANTENNA FOR A TRANSMISSION TO A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communications terminal, comprising:
a plurality of antennas; and
a selection circuit configured to dynamically select at least one antenna of the plurality of antennas as a transmit antenna
for a transmission to a radio communications network, wherein a selection of the transmit antenna is based on a selection
criterion,

wherein the communication terminal receives control information, for controlling a transmission of a transmit signal via the
plurality of antennas, from the radio communications network,

wherein the control information comprises power control information that indicates a requested transmission power for the
transmission of the transmit signal via the plurality of antennas;

a determining circuit configured to, based on the control information, configured to compare the requested transmission power
of the transmit signal before selecting the at least one antenna to the requested transmission power of the transmit signal
after selecting the at least one antenna, and

determining whether there has been a condition change in one or more of a measured receive signal strength indicator (RSSI),
a measured receive signal code power (RSCP) and a measured reference signal receive power (RSRP),

wherein the selection circuit is further configured to reselect at least one antenna of the plurality of antennas as the transmit
antenna if a result of the comparison of the requested transmission power before selecting the at least one antenna to the
requested transmission power of the transmit signal after selecting the at least one antenna indicates that the requested
transmission power of the transmit signal after selecting the at least one antenna is greater than the requested transmission
power of the transmit signal before selecting the at least one transmit antenna and subject to cross-checking the result of
the comparison of the requested transmission power before selecting the at least one antenna to the transmission power of
the transmit signal after selecting the at least one antenna based on the determined condition change.

US Pat. No. 9,622,120

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AN INFORMATION PROVIDER

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver to receive from a first cell first data representing a content encoded using a first codec;
a second transceiver to receive from a second cell second data representing the content encoded using a second codec; and
one or more processors coupled to the first and second transceivers, the one or more processors to decode combined data of
first and second streams to obtain the content, the first and second data streams associated with the first and second data,
respectively, and from the first and second transceivers, respectively; and

the one or more processors further to:
determine whether receipt of the first data stream stops or receipt of the second data stream stops; and
in response to a determination that receipt of one of the data streams stops, decode received data of the other one of the
data streams to obtain the content.

US Pat. No. 9,219,411

DC/DC CONVERTER, METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN OUTPUT VOLTAGE ON THE BASIS OF AN INPUT VOLTAGE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A DC/DC converter, comprising:
a switch mode converter configured to provide an output voltage based on an input voltage; and
a drive signal generator configured to provide a drive signal for the switch mode converter,
wherein the drive signal generator is configured to switch between a non-pulse-skipping mode and a pulse-skipping mode,
wherein the drive signal generator is configured to adapt a setting of a pulse generation such that a length of a first pulse
following a pulse skipping in the pulse-skipping mode is larger than a minimum length of a pulse in the non-pulse-skipping
mode,

wherein upon occurrence of an immediately subsequent pulse in the next switching cycle after the first pulse, a length of
the immediately subsequent pulse is less than the length of the first pulse, and

wherein the drive signal generator is configured to selectively omit provision of a pulse of the drive signal if a desired
duty cycle information is smaller than or equal to a first threshold duty cycle value represented by a first threshold duty
cycle information, and increase in a step-wise fashion the desired duty cycle information from a value below the first threshold
duty cycle value to a value above a second threshold duty cycle value in response to an omission of provision of a pulse of
the drive signal, such that a length of the first pulse following the pulse skipping is larger than the minimum length of
the pulse in the non-pulse-skipping mode.

US Pat. No. 9,584,988

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, METHOD FOR PROCESSING A PAGING MESSAGE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication terminal comprising;
a receiver to receive a paging message;
a detector to determine whether the paging message includes a first indicator to instruct the communication terminal to prepare
a direct communication device-to-communication device (D2D) communication and a second indicator to instruct the communication
terminal to activate a D2D communication module;

a controller to prepare the D2D communication when the paging message includes the first indicator and to activate the D2D
communication module when the paging message includes the second indicator, wherein the activation is to take place before
a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment procedure is completed; and

the D2D communication module is to establish a D2D communication session in response to the preparation of the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,584,355

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FREQUENCY OFFSET ESTIMATION

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A mobile terminal for estimating a frequency offset of a signal, comprising:
an antenna configured to receive the signal comprising a plurality of data parts, wherein the plurality of data parts comprise
payload data and known symbols, and wherein the mobile terminal is configured to:

decode the received signal;
reconstruct the plurality of data parts by remodulating and filtering the plurality of data parts and output a plurality of
reconstructed data parts;

generate a product of the plurality of the data parts with a conjugation of the plurality of reconstructed data parts;
calculate a plurality of phases from the product generated for each of the plurality of the data parts; and
estimate the frequency offset from the plurality of phases.

US Pat. No. 9,544,418

DUAL COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT DEVICE SELECTING COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT BASED ON COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY HISTORY

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a first communication circuit configured to perform a first communication activity;
a second communication circuit configured to perform a second communication activity;
a priority weight determination circuit configured to determine a first priority weight based on an activity history of the
first communication circuit and configured to determine a second priority weight based on an activity history of the second
communication circuit; and

a resource distribution circuit configured to determine based on the first priority weight and based on the second priority
weight whether the first communication circuit shall perform the first communication activity at a pre-determined point in
time or whether the second communication circuit shall perform the second communication activity at the pre-determined point
in time;

wherein the activity history of the first communication circuit comprises information on the first communication activity
performed by the first communication circuit at a first plurality of points in time preceding the pre-determined point in
time; and

wherein the activity history of the second communication circuit comprises information on the second communication activity
performed by the second communication circuit at a second plurality of points in time preceding the pre-determined point in
time.