Patents by Inventor Brian Thomas Fosco

Brian Thomas Fosco 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: 6212656
    Abstract: A method of configuring scan mode circuitry of an integrated circuit (IC) device includes parsing through an initial file of the scan-flops that are to be included in the scan mode circuitry. The initial file can be prepared with a synthesis tool such as Synopsys. A particular subset of scan-flops are parsed, according to an identified number to be included in each scan chain. A holding tank is created to hold each subset of scan-flops for each scan chain. Each holding tank is then used to form a scan path and to stitch the corresponding scan chain. The parsing of the scan-flops into holding tanks can be performed with a c-shell script. Also, the c-shell script can be called by a Synopsys dc_shell script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Adaptec, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Thomas Fosco, Bruce Pember