Patents by Inventor Corey E. Merkel

Corey E. Merkel 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: 10891536
    Abstract: An artificial neuron includes a signal mixer that combines input signals to provide a first stochastic bit-stream as output and a stochastic activation function circuit configured to receive the first stochastic bit-stream from the signal mixer and to generate therefrom a second stochastic bit-stream. The first stochastic bit-stream is representative of a first output value. In the stochastic activation function circuit, n independent stochastic bit-streams, each representative of the first output value, are summed to provide a selection signal that is provided to a multiplexer to select between n+1 coefficient bit-streams and provide the second stochastic bit-stream. The activation function has a characteristic determined by the proportion of ones in each of the n+1 coefficients bit-streams. One or more artificial neurons may be used in an Artificial Neural Network, such as a Time Delay Reservoir network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventor: Corey E. Merkel