Patents Represented by Attorney B. Noel Conley, Roase & Tayon Kivlin
  • Patent number: 5796434
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating motion vectors between frames of a video sequence which operates in the DCT domain with improved efficiency and reduced computational requirements. The motion estimation system operates to encode a target block using pointers or motion vectors to a previously encoded block, referred to as the reference block or search block. The system first partitions the target frame into a plurality of target blocks, and DCT transforms the target blocks in the target frame. The motion estimation system then selects a candidate block from the search frame and DCT transforms the selected candidate block. The motion estimation system uses a novel method for selecting candidate blocks which allows re-use of at least a portion of the transformed values of a prior selected candidate block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Mody Lempel
  • Patent number: 5796605
    Abstract: A technique for system memory space address mapping in a multiprocessor computer system is provided. The disclosed mapping architecture may be applied to a multiprocessor computer system having multiple processing nodes (SMP nodes), where each processing node may include multiple processors. The system memory address space is split into different regions such that each of the n SMP nodes is assigned 1/n of the total address space. Cache coherency state information is stored for the memory in each SMP node. Memory regions may further be assigned to operate in one of three modes: normal, migratory, or replicate. When operating in normal mode, transaction to an address space assigned to a particular node are tried only locally in that node first. Transactions may be sent globally to other nodes if an improper cache coherency state is returned or if the address corresponds to a memory region assigned to another node. In migratory mode transactions are always sent globally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik E. Hagersten