Patents by Inventor Jason Rupert Redgrave

Jason Rupert Redgrave 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: 10998070
    Abstract: A shift register is described. The shift register includes a plurality of cells and register space. The shift register includes circuitry having inputs to receive shifted data and outputs to transmit shifted data, wherein: i) circuitry of cells physically located between first and second logically ordered cells are configured to not perform any logical shift; ii) circuitry of cells coupled to receive shifted data transmitted by an immediately preceding logically ordered cell comprises circuitry for writing into local register space data received at an input assigned an amount of shift specified in a shift command being executed by the shift register, and, iii) circuitry of cells coupled to transmit shifted data to an immediately following logically ordered cell comprises circuitry to transmit data from an output assigned an incremented shift amount from a shift amount of an input that the data was received on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Publication number: 20210004232
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a program controller to fetch and issue instructions is described. The apparatus includes an execution lane having at least one execution unit to execute the instructions. The execution lane is part of an execution lane array that is coupled to a two dimensional shift register array structure, wherein, execution lane s of the execution lane array are located at respective array locations and are coupled to dedicated registers at same respective array locations in the two-dimensional shift register array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Qiuling Zhu
  • Publication number: 20210004633
    Abstract: A method is described that includes executing a convolutional neural network layer on an image processor having an array of execution lanes and a two-dimensional shift register. The two-dimensional shift register provides local respective register space for the execution lanes. The executing of the convolutional neural network includes loading a plane of image data of a three-dimensional block of image data into the two-dimensional shift register.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Ofer Shacham, David Patterson, William R. Mark, Albert Meixner, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Patent number: 10884959
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a system-level cache to allocate cache resources by a way-partitioning process. One of the methods includes maintaining a mapping between partitions and priority levels and allocating primary ways to respective enabled partitions in an order corresponding to the respective priority levels assigned to the enabled partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Chamarty, Xiaoyu Ma, Hongil Yoon, Keith Robert Pflederer, Weiping Liao, Benjamin Dodge, Albert Meixner, Allan Douglas Knies, Manu Gulati, Rahul Jagdish Thakur, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Publication number: 20200402199
    Abstract: Aspects include a multistage collector to receive outputs from plural processing elements. Processing elements may comprise (each or collectively) a plurality of clusters, with one or more ALUs that may perform SIMD operations on a data vector and produce outputs according to the instruction stream being used to configure the ALU(s). The multistage collector includes substituent components each with at least one input queue, a memory, a packing unit, and an output queue; these components can be sized to process groups of input elements of a given size, and can have multiple input queues and a single output queue. Some components couple to receive outputs from the ALUs and others receive outputs from other components. Ultimately, the multistage collector can output groupings of input elements. Each grouping of elements (e.g., at input queues, or stored in the memories of component) can be formed based on matching of index elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Alexander McCombe, Steven John Clohset, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Luke Tilman Peterson
  • Patent number: 10789505
    Abstract: A method is described that includes executing a convolutional neural network layer on an image processor having an array of execution lanes and a two-dimensional shift register. The executing of the convolutional neural network includes loading a plane of image data of a three-dimensional block of image data into the two-dimensional shift register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ofer Shacham, David Patterson, William R. Mark, Albert Meixner, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Patent number: 10791284
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an apparatus can include image processing logic (IPL) configured to perform an image processing operation on pixel data corresponding with an image having a width of W pixels and a height of H pixels to produce output pixel data in vertical slices of K pixels using K vertically overlapping stencils of S×S pixels, K being greater than 1 and less than H, S being greater than or equal to 2, and W being greater than S. The apparatus can also include a linebuffer operationally coupled with the IPL, the linebuffer configured to buffer the pixel data for the IPL. The linebuffer can include a full-size buffer having a width of W and a height of (S?1). The linebuffer can also include a sliding buffer having a width of SB and a height of K, SB being greater than or equal to S and less than W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Qiuling Zhu, Ofer Shacham, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Albert Meixner
  • Patent number: 10783605
    Abstract: Aspects include a multistage collector to receive outputs from plural processing elements. Processing elements may comprise (each or collectively) a plurality of clusters, with one or more ALUs that may perform SIMD operations on a data vector and produce outputs according to the instruction stream being used to configure the ALU(s). The multistage collector includes substituent components each with at least one input queue, a memory, a packing unit, and an output queue; these components can be sized to process groups of input elements of a given size, and can have multiple input queues and a single output queue. Some components couple to receive outputs from the ALUs and others receive outputs from other components. Ultimately, the multistage collector can output groupings of input elements. Each grouping of elements (e.g., at input queues, or stored in the memories of component) can be formed based on matching of index elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventors: James Alexander McCombe, Steven John Clohset, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Luke Tilman Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200275040
    Abstract: An apparatus is described that include a line buffer unit composed of a plurality of a line buffer interface units. Each line buffer interface unit is to handle one or more requests by a respective producer to store a respective line group in a memory and handle one or more requests by a respective consumer to fetch and provide the respective line group from memory. The line buffer unit has programmable storage space whose information establishes line group size so that different line group sizes for different image sizes are storable in memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Neeti Desai, Albert Meixner, Qiuling Zhu, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein
  • Patent number: 10754654
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a program controller to fetch and issue instructions is described. The apparatus includes an execution lane having at least one execution unit to execute the instructions. The execution lane is part of an execution lane array that is coupled to a two dimensional shift register array structure, wherein, execution lane s of the execution lane array are located at respective array locations and are coupled to dedicated registers at same respective array locations in the two-dimensional shift register array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, Qiuling Zhu
  • Publication number: 20200257639
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for a system-level cache to allocate cache resources by a way-partitioning process. One of the methods includes maintaining a mapping between partitions and priority levels and allocating primary ways to respective enabled partitions in an order corresponding to the respective priority levels assigned to the enabled partitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Vinod Chamarty, Xiaoyu Ma, Hongil Yoon, Keith Robert Pflederer, Weiping Liao, Benjamin Dodge, Albert Meixner, Allan Douglas Knies, Manu Gulati, Rahul Jagdish Thakur, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Patent number: 10733956
    Abstract: An image processor is described. The image processor includes an I/O unit to read input image data from external memory for processing by the image processor and to write output image data from the image processor into the external memory. The I/O unit includes multiple logical channel units. Each logical channel unit is to form a logical channel between the external memory and a respective producing or consuming component within the image processor. Each logical channel unit is designed to utilize reformatting circuitry and addressing circuitry. The addressing circuitry is to control addressing schemes applied to the external memory and reformatting of image data between external memory and the respective producing or consuming component. The reformatting circuitry is to perform the reformatting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Neeti Desai, Dilan Manatunga, Jason Rupert Redgrave, William R. Mark
  • Patent number: 10719905
    Abstract: An apparatus is described. The apparatus includes an image processing unit. The image processing unit includes a plurality of stencil processor circuits each comprising an array of execution unit lanes coupled to a two-dimensional shift register array structure to simultaneously process multiple overlapping stencils through execution of program code. The image processing unit includes a plurality of sheet generators respectively coupled between the plurality of stencil processors and the network. The sheet generators are to parse input line groups of image data into input sheets of image data for processing by the stencil processors, and, to form output line groups of image data from output sheets of image data received from the stencil processors. The image processing unit includes a plurality of line buffer units coupled to the network to pass line groups in a direction from producing stencil processors to consuming stencil processors to implement an overall program flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Qiuling Zhu, Ofer Shacham, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein, David Patterson, Neeti Desai, Donald Stark, Edward Chang, William R. Mark
  • Patent number: 10719295
    Abstract: An execution unit is described. The execution unit includes an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) circuit having a first input to receive a first value and a second input to receive a second value. The ALU circuit includes circuitry to determine an absolute value of the first value and to add the absolute value to the second value. The first input is coupled to a first data path having register space and an output of another ALU of the execution unit circuit as alternative sources of the first value. The second input is coupled to a second data path having the register space as a source for the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Artem Vasilyev, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Publication number: 20200193554
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating, by an image sensor of a computing device, frame data comprising sub-frames of image pixel data. A first resource of the system-on-chip provides the frame data to a second resource of the system-on-chip. The frame data is provided to the second resource using a first data path included in the system-on-chip. The first resource provides a token to the second resource using a second data path included in the system-on-chip. A processor of the system-on-chip, uses the token to synchronize production of sub-frames of image pixel data provided by the first resource to the second resource and to synchronize consumption of the sub-frames of image pixel data received by the second resource from the elastic memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Dodge, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Xiaoyu MA
  • Patent number: 10685422
    Abstract: A method is described. The method includes repeatedly loading a next sheet of image data from a first location of a memory into a two dimensional shift register array. The memory is locally coupled to the two-dimensional shift register array and an execution lane array having a smaller dimension than the two-dimensional shift register array along at least one array axis. The loaded next sheet of image data keeps within an image area of the two-dimensional shift register array. The method also includes repeatedly determining output values for the next sheet of image data through execution of program code instructions along respective lanes of the execution lane array, wherein, a stencil size used in determining the output values encompasses only pixels that reside within the two-dimensional shift register array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Hyunchul Park, Qiuling Zhu, Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Publication number: 20200186667
    Abstract: A sheet generator circuit is described. The sheet generator includes electronic circuitry to receive a line group of image data including multiple rows of data from a frame of image data. The multiple rows are sufficient in number to encompass multiple neighboring overlapping stencils. The electronic circuitry is to parse the line group into a smaller sized sheet. The electronic circuitry is to load the sheet into a data computation unit having a two dimensional shift array structure coupled to an array of processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave, Ofer Shacham, Qiuling Zhu, Daniel Frederic Finchelstein
  • Publication number: 20200160809
    Abstract: An image processor is described. The image processor includes an I/O unit to read input image data from external memory for processing by the image processor and to write output image data from the image processor into the external memory. The I/O unit includes multiple logical channel units. Each logical channel unit is to form a logical channel between the external memory and a respective producing or consuming component within the image processor. Each logical channel unit is designed to utilize reformatting circuitry and addressing circuitry. The addressing circuitry is to control addressing schemes applied to the external memory and reformatting of image data between external memory and the respective producing or consuming component. The reformatting circuitry is to perform the reformatting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Albert Meixner, Neeti Desai, Dilan Manatunga, Jason Rupert Redgrave, William R. Mark
  • Publication number: 20200162705
    Abstract: A shift register is described. The shift register includes a plurality of cells and register space. The shift register includes circuitry having inputs to receive shifted data and outputs to transmit shifted data, wherein: i) circuitry of cells physically located between first and second logically ordered cells are configured to not perform any logical shift; ii) circuitry of cells coupled to receive shifted data transmitted by an immediately preceding logically ordered cell comprises circuitry for writing into local register space data received at an input assigned an amount of shift specified in a shift command being executed by the shift register, and, iii) circuitry of cells coupled to transmit shifted data to an immediately following logically ordered cell comprises circuitry to transmit data from an output assigned an incremented shift amount from a shift amount of an input that the data was received on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jason Rupert Redgrave
  • Publication number: 20200159494
    Abstract: An execution unit is described. The execution unit includes an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) circuit having a first input to receive a first value and a second input to receive a second value. The ALU circuit includes circuitry to determine an absolute value of the first value and to add the absolute value to the second value. The first input is coupled to a first data path having register space and an output of another ALU of the execution unit circuit as alternative sources of the first value. The second input is coupled to a second data path having the register space as a source for the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Artem Vasilyev, Albert Meixner, Jason Rupert Redgrave