Patents Assigned to NVIDIA Corp.
  • Patent number: 11390301
    Abstract: Techniques to characterize driving scenarios for autonomous vehicles characterize a path in a driving scenario according to metrics such as narrowness and effort. The scenarios may be characterized using a tree-based or tensor-based approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Siva Kumar Sastry Hari, Iuri Frosio, Zahra Ghodsi, Anima Anandkumar, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler
  • Patent number: 11363339
    Abstract: A communication method between a source device and a target device utilizes speculative connection setup between the source device and the target device, target-device-side packet ordering, and fine-grained ordering to remove packet dependencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Hans Eberle, Larry Robert Dennison
  • Publication number: 20220149728
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to current flattening circuits for an electrical load. The current flattening circuits incorporate randomize various parameters to add noise onto the supply current. This added noise may act to reduce the signal to noise ratio in the supply current, increasing the difficulty of identifying a computational artifact signal from power rail noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Sudhir Shrikantha Kudva, Nikola Nedovic, Sanquan Song
  • Patent number: 11294631
    Abstract: An adder circuit that includes an operand input and a second operand input to an XNOR cell. The XNOR cell is configured to provide the operand input and the second operand input to both a NAND gate and a first OAI cell. A second OAI cell transforms the output of the XNOR cell into a carry out signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Ilyas Elkin, Ge Yang, Xi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220095017
    Abstract: A communication method between a source device and a target device utilizes speculative connection setup between the source device and the target device, target-device-side packet ordering, and fine-grained ordering to remove packet dependencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Hans Eberle, Larry Robert Dennison
  • Patent number: 11283349
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to current flattening circuits for an electrical load. The current flattening circuits incorporate randomize various parameters to add noise onto the supply current. This added noise may act to reduce the signal to noise ratio in the supply current, increasing the difficulty of identifying a computational artifact signal from power rail noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Sudhir Shrikantha Kudva, Nikola Nedovic, Sanquan Song
  • Publication number: 20220076110
    Abstract: A distributed deep neural net (DNN) utilizing a distributed, tile-based architecture includes multiple chips, each with a central processing element, a global memory buffer, and a plurality of additional processing elements. Each additional processing element includes a weight buffer, an activation buffer, and vector multiply-accumulate units to combine, in parallel, the weight values and the activation values using stationary data flows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Yakun Shao, Rangharajan Venkatesan, Miaorong Wang, Daniel Smith, William James Dally, Joel Emer, Stephen W. Keckler, Brucek Khailany
  • Patent number: 11270197
    Abstract: A distributed deep neural net (DNN) utilizing a distributed, tile-based architecture includes multiple chips, each with a central processing element, a global memory buffer, and a plurality of additional processing elements. Each additional processing element includes a weight buffer, an activation buffer, and vector multiply-accumulate units to combine, in parallel, the weight values and the activation values using stationary data flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Yakun Shao, Rangharajan Venkatesan, Miaorong Wang, Daniel Smith, William James Dally, Joel Emer, Stephen W. Keckler, Brucek Khailany
  • Publication number: 20220067513
    Abstract: Solutions improving efficiency of Softmax computation applied for efficient deep learning inference in transformers and other neural networks. The solutions utilize a reduced-precision implementation of various operations in Softmax, replacing ex with 2x to reduce instruction overhead associated with computing ex, and replacing floating point max computation with integer max computation. Further described is a scalable implementation that decomposes Softmax into UnNormalized Softmax and Normalization operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Jacob Robert Stevens, Rangharajan Venkatesan, Steve Haihang Dai, Brucek Khailany
  • Publication number: 20220027194
    Abstract: Warp sharding techniques to switch execution between divergent shards on instructions that trigger a long stall, thereby interleaving execution between diverged threads within a warp instead of across warps. The technique may be applied to mitigate pipeline stalls in applications with low warp occupancy and high divergence. Warp data cache locality may also be improved by concentrating memory accesses within a warp rather than spreading them across warps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Sana Damani, Mark Stephenson, Ram Rangan, Daniel Robert Johnson, Rishkul Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20220026715
    Abstract: The computational scaling challenges of holographic displays are mitigated by techniques for generating holograms that introduce foveation into a wave front recording planes approach to hologram generation. Spatial hashing is applied to organize the points or polygons of a display object into keys and values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Jui-Hsien Wang, Ward Lopes, Rachel Anastasia Brown, Peter Shirley
  • Publication number: 20220027546
    Abstract: A genetic algorithm is utilized to generate routing candidates to which a reinforcement learning model is applied to correct the design rule constraint violations incrementally. A design rule checker provides feedback on the violations to the reinforcement learning model and the model learns how to fix the violations. A layout device placer based upon a simulated annealing method may also be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Haoxing Ren, Matthew Rudolph Fojtik
  • Patent number: 11212073
    Abstract: A system for data and clock recovery includes a timing error detector, a phase detector, and a phase increment injector. The phase increment injector may be used to determine an increment to affect an output of the phase detector or a clocking element. A sign of the increment is determined from a sign or direction of an accumulated version of a clock and data recovery gradient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Pervez Mirza Aziz, Vishnu Balan, Viswanath Annampedu
  • Publication number: 20210387643
    Abstract: Techniques to characterize driving scenarios for autonomous vehicles characterize a path in a driving scenario according to metrics such as narrowness and effort. The scenarios may be characterized using a tree-based or tensor-based approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Siva Kumar Sastry Hari, Iuri Frosio, Zahra Ghodsi, Anima Anandkumar, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler
  • Publication number: 20210389769
    Abstract: Techniques to generate driving scenarios for autonomous vehicles characterize a path in a driving scenario according to metrics such as narrowness and effort. Nodes of the path are assigned a time for action to avoid collision from the node. The generated scenarios may be simulated in a computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Siva Kumar Sastry Hari, Iuri Frosio, Zahra Ghodsi, Anima Anandkumar, Timothy Tsai, Stephen W. Keckler, Alejandro Troccoli
  • Patent number: 11184008
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a receiver that includes a clock and data recovery loop and a phase offset loop. The clock and data recovery loop may be controlled by a sum of gradients for a plurality of data interleaves. The phase offset loop may be controlled by an accumulated differential gradient for each of the data interleaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Gaurawa Kumar, Ky-Anh Tran, Olakanmi Oluwole, Vishnu Balan
  • Patent number: 11169779
    Abstract: An adder circuit provides a first operand input and a second operand input to an XNOR cell. The XNOR cell transforms these inputs to a propagate signal that is applied to an OAT cell to produce a carry out signal. A third OAT cell transforms a third operand input and the propagate signal into a sum output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Ilyas Elkin, Ge Yang, Xi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210341741
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system includes a first beam path for a foveal inset image on a holographic optical element, a second beam path for a peripheral display image on the holographic optical element, and pupil position tracking logic that generates control signals to set a position of the foveal inset as perceived through the holographic optical element, to determine the peripheral display image, and to control a moveable stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Kim, Youngmo Jeong, Michael Stengel, Morgan McGuire, David Luebke
  • Publication number: 20210344944
    Abstract: A method dynamically selects one of a first sampling order and a second sampling order for a ray trace of pixels in a tile where the selection is based on a motion vector for the tile. The sampling order may be a bowtie pattern or an hourglass pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Johan Pontus Andersson, Jim Nilsson, Tomas Guy Akenine-Möller
  • Publication number: 20210344616
    Abstract: A switch architecture enables ports to stash packets in unused buffers on other ports, exploiting excess internal bandwidth that may exist, for example, in a tiled switch. This architecture leverages unused port buffer memory to improve features such as congestion handling and error recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Matthias Augustin Blumrich, Nan Jiang, Larry Robert Dennison