Patents by Inventor Allan H. Dansky

Allan H. Dansky has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6618844
    Abstract: A method of evaluating decoupling capacitor placement for Very Large Scale Integrated Chips (VLSI) is disclosed. Included in the method is an analysis of the usage for each decoupling capacitor, the distance from the devices, and the locations of the devices and decoupling capacitors. Also addressed are the orientations and size of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Wiren D. Becker, Howard H. Smith, Peter J. Camporese, Kwok Fai Eng, Dale E. Hoffman, Bhupindra Singh
  • Patent number: 6618843
    Abstract: A method of evaluating decoupling capacitor placement for Very Large Scale Integrated Chips (VLSI) is disclosed. Included in the method is an analysis of the usage for each decoupling capacitor, the distance from the devices, and the locations of the devices and decoupling capacitors. Also addressed are the orientations and size of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Wiren D. Becker, Howard H. Smith, Peter J. Camporese, Kwok Fai Eng, Dale E. Hoffman, Bhupindra Singh
  • Patent number: 6546529
    Abstract: Deterministic evaluation of coupling noise voltage is a function of many physical and electrical parameters such as wiring level, widths, spacing, net topologies, drv impedance and slew rates. This evaluation requires electrical modeling and subsequent circuit simulation to assess the sensitivities of these parameters. These sensitivities can be categorized as coupling guidelines that can be directly linked through extracted physical design data. This invention discloses the development and implementation of a technique for using a coupling guideline table early in the design of an integrated circuit when all the parameters generally required for coupling noise voltage calculations are not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Michael A. Bowen, Peter J. Camporese, Alina Deutsch, Howard H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6460169
    Abstract: A routing program length method for positioning unit pins in a hierarchically designed VLSI chip first identifies unit pin positions initially assigned in a hierarchical VLSI design that, if implemented, would increase the net length of the net of which the unit pins are a part. To identify unit pins, where the unit pin position assigned by the unit designer turns out to be a poor choice of position when the unit is integrated into the top level design, a “flat” file is created of the completed VLSI design with the units positioned on the chip, including their pin placements as assigned by the unit designers. The flat file includes not only top level unit data and unit-to-unit net data, but also macro data and macro net data integral to each unit design. The flat design data file is used to generate two pin logs; one pin log includes the Incremental lengths of each net including the incremental lengths associated with the unit pins (if any) assigned by the designers of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Camporese, Allan H. Dansky, Howard H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6418401
    Abstract: A method for reducing the computation time and improving the productivity in designing high-performance microprocessor chips that have no failures—due to crosstalk noise. The technique allows a very fast calculation of tables of frequency-dependent circuit parameters needed for accurate crosstalk prediction on lossy on-chip interconnections. These tables of parameters are the basis for CAD tools that perform crosstalk checking on >10K critical nets on typical microprocessor chips. A fast table generation allows for rapid incorporation of design or processing changes and transition to more advanced technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Alina Deutsch, Gerard V. Kopcsay, Phillip J. Restle, Howard H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6415428
    Abstract: A method for identifying and positioning sub-optimally positioned unit pins in a hierarchically designed VSLI chip without modifying unit placement, comprising: generating a flat data file, generating a first pin log using the flat data file including data for unit pins and for macro pins of a net, generating a second pin log using the flat data file including data for macro pins of the net, determining a minimal net length using the first pin log and determining a minimum net length using the second pin log, calculating the difference between the minimal net length determined using the first ping log and the minimal net length determmed using the second pin log, identifying sub-optimally positioned unit pins by comparing the calculated difference to a threshold, and repositioning the identified sub-optimally positioned unit pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Camporese, Allan H. Dansky, Howard H. Smith
  • Patent number: 6374394
    Abstract: A method for identifying unit pin positions initially assigned in a hierarchical VLSI design that, if implemented, would increase the net length of the net of which the unit pins are a part. To identify unit pins, where the unit pin position assigned by the unit designer turns out to be a poor choice of position when the unit is integrated into the top level design, a “flat” file is created of the completed VLSI design with the units positioned on the chip, including their pin placements as assigned by the unit designers. The flat file includes not only top level unit data and unit-to-unit net data, but also macro data and macro net data integral to each unit design. The flat design data file is used to generate two pin logs; one pin log includes the incremental lengths of each net including the incremental lengths associated with the unit pins (if any) assigned by the designers of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter J. Camporese, Allan H. Dansky, Howard H. Smith
  • Publication number: 20020040467
    Abstract: A method of evaluating decoupling capacitor placement for Very Large Scale Integrated Chips (VLSI) is disclosed. Included in the method is an analysis of the usage for each decoupling capacitor, the distance from the devices, and the locations of the devices and decoupling capacitors. Also addressed are the orientations and size of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Applicant: INTERNATION BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Wiren D. Becker, Howard H. Smith, Peter J. Camporese, Kwok Fai Eng, Dale E. Hoffman, Bhupindra Singh
  • Publication number: 20020040463
    Abstract: A method of evaluating decoupling capacitor placement for Very Large Scale Integrated Chips (VLSI) is disclosed. Included in the method is an analysis of the usage for each decoupling capacitor, the distance from the devices, and the locations of the devices and decoupling capacitors. Also addressed are the orientations and size of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Wiren D. Becker, Howard H. Smith, Peter J. Camporese, Kwok Fai Eng, Dale E. Hoffman, Bhupindra Singh
  • Patent number: 6323050
    Abstract: A method of evaluating decoupling capacitor placement for Very Large Scale Integrated Chips (VLSI) is disclosed. Included in the method is an analysis of the usage for each decoupling capacitor, the distance from the devices, and the locations of the devices and decoupling capacitors. Also addressed are the orientations and size of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Wiren D. Becker, Howard H. Smith, Peter J. Camporese, Kwok Fai Eng, Dale E. Hoffman, Bhupindra Singh
  • Patent number: 5287016
    Abstract: A process and hold system includes a bipolar logic section which is clocked on and off by a first field effect transistor and a bipolar latch section which is clocked on and off by a second field effect transistor. Emitter coupled logic is used in both the logic and latch sections in order to obtain high speed operation. Each of the field effect transistors is used as an on-off switches which has low impedance between the drain and source thereof when enabled and conducting. Outputs of the logic section are coupled to inputs of the latch section. Complementary clock signals are used to control the first and second field effect transistors so that one of the logic and latch section is enabled at a time. The logic section uses a two level emitter coupled tree configuration in order to increase logic capability. The use of the field effect transistors facilitates the use of a power supply having a voltage level of +3.6 volts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 15, 1994
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, John F. McCabe, Kenny K. Shin
  • Patent number: 5166552
    Abstract: A multi emitter multi input BICMOS NAND circuit (30) is provided wherein an output node OUT connected to an output terminal (33) is coupled between pull up (31) and pull down (32) blocks. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the pull up block (32) is comprised of a plurality of identical basic cells, each comprised of a CMOS inverter (C31, C32) driving an NPN pull up transistor (T31, T32) mounted as an emitter follower. Logic signals (A31, A32) are applied on the inputs of the inverters (C31, C32), and the inverted signal (A31, A32) is available at the emitter of the emitter follower which corresponds to the output of the cell. All outputs are tied altogether to perform an OR function and are connected to said output terminal (33) to have a multi emitter like circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony G. Aipperspach, Gerard Boudon, Allan H. Dansky, Pierre Mollier, Ieng Ong, Nghia Phan, Biagio Pluchino, Steven J. Zier, Adrian Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 5121001
    Abstract: A push-pull driver circuit operative with two input logic signals of opposite sense has a first bipolar transistor with a base terminal connected to a first input signal, and an emitter terminal connected to a second bipolar transistor which takes the place of the emitter resistor in the usual construction of an emitter follower circuit. During an activation of the first transistor to pass current, this being the pull-up stage, the second transistor is in a quiescent state to develop a voltage drop provided by current flow from the first transistor. A current mirror maintains a small quiescent current in the second transistor so that it can be activated rapidly upon occurrence of the pull-down transition. During a deactivation of the first transistor to terminate current flow in the first transistor, the voltage drop across the second transistor decreases, this being the pull-down stage. The voltage drop across the second transistor serves as an output signal of the driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines, Corp.
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Allan L. Mullgrav, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5030856
    Abstract: A receiver and level converter circuit is disclosed which may be used, for example, in converting low-level logic or other signals to high-level signals. In one embodiment, the circuit includes a differential amplifier having two feedback loops to provide an output signal having hysteresis, for increased gain, better noise margin and compensation. Each feedback loop includes a nonlinear difference network. In a preferred embodiment, the circuit is implemented in BICMOS technology, uses out-of-phase FETs as pull-down devices, and may be used to convert ECL-level signals to CMOS or BICMOS-level signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Chris J. Rebeor, Dennis C. Reedy
  • Patent number: 4746817
    Abstract: A BIFET logic circuit for quickly switching an output line from a high level to a reference level. The BICMOS circuit comprises a push-pull circuit including a first bipolar transistor for driving current into an output line, and a second bipolar transistor for sinking current from the output line; a CFET logic circuit for performing a logic function and including at least one N type FET for providing current to the base of the second bipolar transistor when a set of input lines to the CFET circuit has a first set of predetermined values; and a resistive means for connecting one of the source or drain of the at least one NFET to a power supply to provide a source of base current to the second bipolar transistor, even when the output line drops in voltage. This circuit is especially advantageous for driving low threshold CFET circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis C. Banker, Allan H. Dansky, Jack A. Dorler, Walter S. Klara, Frank M. Masci, Steven J. Zier, Adrian Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 4668879
    Abstract: A "dotted or" logic circuit comprising Current Controlled Gate (CCG) circuits is described. In accordance with the present invention, Schottky diodes are cross-coupled between the dotted CCG circuits. Specifically, a Schottky diode is connected between the base of the base-to-collector diode of one CCG circuit to the emitter of the input transistors of another CCG circuit and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1987
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, Martine M. F. Savalle, Helmut Schettler
  • Patent number: 4605870
    Abstract: The invention pertains to semiconductor circuitry, and more particularly to a class of circuitry known as current controlled gate circuits for driving very large scale integrated circuit gate arrays; the novel circuit can achieve much lower speed-power products than other circuitry, such as the well known T.sup.2 L circuitry; the circuit includes push-pull drive and it provides negligible DC current in both DC states, that is, On and Off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1986
    Assignee: IBM Corporation
    Inventors: Allan H. Dansky, John P. Norsworthy