Patents by Inventor Bradley Howe

Bradley Howe 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: 5900865
    Abstract: A structure and a method for providing a video signal encoder under the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards are provided. In one embodiment, a novel scheme for mapping an image to an external memory allows fetching of video data by either field of frame. In addition, an automatic reload of a DMA channel memory allows automatic fetching of an entire 20.times.20 luma reference picture area, or a 12.times.12 chroma reference picture area, while crossing the minimal number of DRAM page boundaries. A novel dequantization instruction in the CPU of the video signal encoder allows efficient oddification of DCT coefficients according to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: C-Cube Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Howe
  • Patent number: 5604540
    Abstract: A structure and a method for providing a video signal encoder under the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards are provided. In one embodiment, a novel scheme for mapping an image to an external memory allows fetching of video data by either field of frame. In addition, an automatic reload of a DMA channel memory allows automatic fetching of an entire 20.times.20 luma reference picture area, or a 12.times.12 chroma reference picture area, while crossing the minimal number of DRAM page boundaries. A novel dequantization instruction in the CPU of the video signal encoder allows efficient oddification of DCT coefficients according to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Assignee: C-Cube Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Howe
  • Patent number: 5596376
    Abstract: A structure and a method for providing a video signal encoder under the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards are provided. In one embodiment, a novel scheme for mapping an image to an external memory allows fetching of video data by either field of frame. In addition, an automatic reload of a DMA channel memory allows automatic fetching of an entire 20.times.20 luma reference picture area, or a 12.times.12 chroma reference picture area, while crossing the minimal number of DRAM page boundaries. A novel dequantization instruction in the CPU of the video signal encoder allows efficient oddification of DCT coefficients according to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: C-Cube Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley Howe