Patents by Inventor Hungwen Li

Hungwen Li 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: 10122686
    Abstract: A device is provided to perform secure operations in a network that includes multiple devices. The device comprises multiple processor cores; multiple physical ports to receive packets; a system interconnect and a network security engine. The network security engine is operative to: extract a key from a packet received from a physical port among the physical ports; in response to a first determination that the key does not match a stored key in the device, block the packet from entering the system interconnect through the physical port; and in response to the first determination that the key matches the stored key and in response to a second determination that one or more identifiers extracted from the packet do not match stored information in the device, block the packet from entering an identified processor core among the processor cores that is to be accessed by the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Publication number: 20180097777
    Abstract: A device is provided to perform secure operations in a network that includes multiple devices. The device comprises multiple processor cores; multiple physical ports to receive packets; a system interconnect and a network security engine. The network security engine is operative to: extract a key from a packet received from a physical port among the physical ports; in response to a first determination that the key does not match a stored key in the device, block the packet from entering the system interconnect through the physical port; and in response to the first determination that the key matches the stored key and in response to a second determination that one or more identifiers extracted from the packet do not match stored information in the device, block the packet from entering an identified processor core among the processor cores that is to be accessed by the packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Publication number: 20180019988
    Abstract: A network-connected device is identified by multiple keys for multiple security levels in a network. From the network, the device detects a request directed at the device. The device identifies, from the request, a source entity that sent the request and a security level specified by the request. Among the plurality keys that identify the device for different levels of security, the device determines one or more of the keys to identify the device according to at least the security level. In response to the security level being a high security level, the device establishes a network session with the high security level to communicate with the source entity using a set of inter-related keys among the plurality of keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 5457789
    Abstract: In a multiprocessor system, memory accesses by the individual processing elements are checked by a common controller. The controller includes a table of values defining valid memory locations for a task. The controller verifies the address value used by each instruction to ensure that, it is within a valid memory area for the particular task. Additional circuitry for the controller and processing elements allows finer control, of memory accessibility. The multiprocessor system may be coupled to a host computer through a buffer. Data is serially written into the buffer by the host and is read out of the buffer in parallel by the multiprocessor system. The buffer used in this system includes apparatus which calculates an error correction code from a serial data stream and passes this code, along with the data, to the multiprocessor system. The multiprocessor system includes apparatus which processes the data in parallel to handle errors occurring during transfers as indicated by the code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Walter C. Dietrich, Jr., Mark A. Lavin, Hungwen Li, Ming-Cheng Sheng
  • Patent number: 5410727
    Abstract: A two-dimensional input/output system for a massively parallel SIMD computer system providing an interface for the two-way transfer of data between a host computer and the SIMD computer. A plurality of buffers equal in number, and distributed with the individual processing elements of the SIMD computer are used to provide a temporary storage area which allows data in different formats to be mapped in a format suitable for transfer to the host computer or for transfer to the SIMD processing elements. The temporary storage is controlled in such a way as to transfer entire blocks of data in a single SIMD system clock cycle thereby achieving an input/output data rate of N bits/cycle for a SIMD computer consisting of N processors. The system is capable of handling irregular as well as regular data structures. The system also emphasizes a distributed approach in having the input/output system divided into N pieces and distributed to each processor to reduce the wiring complexity while maintaining the I/O rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert S. Jaffe, Hungwen Li, Margaret M. L. Kienzle, Ming-Cheng Sheng
  • Patent number: 5257395
    Abstract: A single instruction multiple datastream (SIMD) polymorphic mesh network array processing system is modified by the inclusion of a single instruction multiple address (SIMA) circuit including a content addressable packet buffer memory to enable processing of an algorithm representing an arbitrary graph. Packets of address information and related data information associated with each independently addressable processing element forming the polymorphic mesh network array are transferred between the processing elements in accordance with one of a first-available method, a force transfer method, or a buffer sensitive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 5058001
    Abstract: Two-dimensional mesh architecture in an array processor of myriad processing elements allows relative ease in manufacturing, using planar integrated circuits and predominant X, Y connections. There is a need, in any array processor, to connect a selected processing element to another processing element. Rather than to supply the large number of connectors required for dedicated connection of processing element to processing element, implementation is by a very limited number of connecting conductors (NESW) in a two-dimensional mesh. The connecting conductors are coplanar, making construction compatible with present-day, essentially planar and predominantly XY, packaging of integrated circuits and printed circuit boards. Flexibility of interconnection by means of this limited and inflexible set of conductors is accomplished by equipping each processing element with a hopping circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 5038386
    Abstract: Polymorphic mesh uses physical mesh connection to form twelve useful connection patterns for each of the processing elements making up an image procssor of cellular automata under software control. Each processing element includes a limited mesh of interconnections to related processing elements. This provides for programmable choice of network configuration. The limited mesh of network interconnection is controlled by information stored in a register within the affected processing element. The interconnection pattern controlled by this information is invoked by programming, or by the combination of programming and process data, so as to configure the network of processing elements dynamically in the desired mesh. Representative configurations are:string; mesh; tree; cube; pyramid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 4851995
    Abstract: Using a variable-duration clock circuit, together with programmable duration control to alter the clock waveform within strict rules, permits the programmer to arrange appropriately short durations for short data transfers, and to arrange appropriately longer durations for longer data transfers in an array processor of myriad processing elements. There is no need to allow sufficient time in every clock cycle for worst case data transfer between remote processing elements.The clock waveform has three recognizable edges (A,B,C) regardless of loss of sharpness during its travel to the various processing elements. The convention that three skew-sensitive activities, READ, WRITE and OPERAND SUPPLY conform to respectively assigned edges as follows:A=READ;B=OPERAND SUPPLY;C=WRITE (Read next)The processing elements synchronize with the clock waveform, which is optimized for the instructions of the program being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yarsun Hsu, Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 4799269
    Abstract: Table lookup for an N.times.N image on an M.times.M 2D array is speeded by enhancing an address word to access table entries greater in number than the address word bit structure normally permits. This is done by organizing a 2D array (M.times.M) as a 8-interconnected array, decomposing the N.times.N array into N/M.times.N/M subimages, and generating and enhancing dichotomy windows of size K.times.K at the subimage level as table lookup addresses. For arbitrary combinations of M, N and K, the address word is broken into two dichotomies, and each dichotomy is altered by incrementing and decrementing. This provides multi-bit addressing for sufficient table entries to carry out in a single cycle the complex table lookup required for processing a multi-bit (i.e., 3.times.3) window. The output of a programmable logic array accesses four quadrants of memory. The current pixel number CPN is made available from the computer control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1989
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 4783738
    Abstract: Equipping individual processing elements with an instruction adapter provides an array processor with adaptive spatial-dependent and data-dependent processing capability. The instruction becomes variable, at the processing element level, in response to spatial and data parameters of the data stream. An array processor can be optimized, for example, to carry out very different instructions on spatial-dependent data such as blank margin surrounding the black lines of a sketch. Similarly, the array processor can be optimized for data-dependent values, for example to execute different instructions for positive data values than for negative data values. Providing each processing element with a processor identification register permits an easy setup by flowing the setup values to the individual processing elements, together with setup of condition control values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hungwen Li, Ching-Chy Wang
  • Patent number: 4491915
    Abstract: A data transfer system for transferring words of data in either direction between a main memory and N processors includes N registers, each of N words (or multiples of N words) capacity. Each register is connected to its associated processor to transmit data words serially at a given rate therebetween and connected to the memory to transmit N words (or multiples of N words) in parallel therebetween in succession at a rate which allows the uninterrupted serial word transfer at rate X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1985
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Forquer, Hungwen Li