Patents by Inventor Kevin Hurd

Kevin Hurd 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: 11006754
    Abstract: A motion seat is described that includes a chassis, a seat frame, a seat cushion, a backrest, and a resilient hinge. The seat frame is attached to the chassis and the seat cushion and the backrest are each attached to the seat frame. The resilient hinge formed as a unitary body and may be formed from a resilient polymer. The seat cushion and/or the backrest is pivotably attached to the seat frame with the resilient hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: American Leather Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Weber, Anders Larsen, Douglas L. Gasal, Jared Hurd, Robert B. Duncan, Kevin Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10970042
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with specialized processing blocks is provided. A specialized processing block may be optimized for machine learning algorithms and may include a multiplier data path that feeds an adder data path. The multiplier data path may be decomposed into multiple partial product generators, multiple compressors, and multiple carry-propagate adders of a first precision. Results from the carry-propagate adders may be added using a floating-point adder of the first precision. Results from the floating-point adder may be optionally cast to a second precision that is higher or more accurate than the first precision. The adder data path may include an adder of the second precision that combines the results from the floating-point adder with zero, with a general-purpose input, or with other dot product terms. Operated in this way, the specialized processing block provides a technical improvement of greatly increasing the functional density for implementing machine learning algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Langhammer, Dongdong Chen, Kevin Hurd
  • Publication number: 20200394095
    Abstract: A system for handling errors in a neural network includes a neural network processor for executing a neural network associated with use of a vehicle. The neural network processor includes an error detector configured to detect a data error associated with execution of the neural network and a neural network controller configured to receive a report of the data error from the error detector. In response to receiving the report, the neural network controller is further configured to signal that a pending result of the neural network is tainted without terminating execution of the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Hsiong, Emil Talpes, Debjlt Das Sarma, Peter Bannon, Kevin Hurd, Benjamin Floering
  • Publication number: 20200266705
    Abstract: A Voltage Regulator Module (VRM) includes a first voltage rail circuit board oriented in a first plane having formed therein a first plurality of conductors and configured to produce a first rail voltage, a second voltage rail circuit board oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane having formed therein a second plurality of conductors and configured to produce a second rail voltage. The VRM also includes a first capacitor circuit board oriented in a third plane that is (substantially perpendicular to the first plane and a second capacitor circuit board oriented in a fourth plane that is substantially parallel to the third plane. The VRM includes a plurality of conductors intercoupling the first voltage rail circuit board, the first capacitor circuit board, the second voltage rail circuit board, and the second capacitor circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Shishuang Sun, Kevin Hurd, Satyan Chandra
  • Patent number: 10606678
    Abstract: A system for handling errors in a neural network includes a neural network processor for executing a neural network associated with use of a vehicle. The neural network processor includes an error detector configured to detect a data error associated with execution of the neural network and a neural network controller configured to receive a report of the data error from the error detector. In response to receiving the report, the neural network controller is further configured to signal that a pending result of the neural network is tainted without terminating execution of the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsiong, Emil Talpes, Debjit Das Sarma, Peter Bannon, Kevin Hurd, Benjamin Floering
  • Publication number: 20190155678
    Abstract: A system for handling errors in a neural network includes a neural network processor for executing a neural network associated with use of a vehicle. The neural network processor includes an error detector configured to detect a data error associated with execution of the neural network and a neural network controller configured to receive a report of the data error from the error detector. In response to receiving the report, the neural network controller is further configured to signal that a pending result of the neural network is tainted without terminating execution of the neural network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Hsiong, Emil Talpes, Debjit Das Sarma, Peter Bannon, Kevin Hurd, Benjamin Floering
  • Publication number: 20190155574
    Abstract: An integrated circuit with specialized processing blocks is provided. A specialized processing block may be optimized for machine learning algorithms and may include a multiplier data path that feeds an adder data path. The multiplier data path may be decomposed into multiple partial product generators, multiple compressors, and multiple carry-propagate adders of a first precision. Results from the carry-propagate adders may be added using a floating-point adder of the first precision. Results from the floating-point adder may be optionally cast to a second precision that is higher or more accurate than the first precision. The adder data path may include an adder of the second precision that combines the results from the floating-point adder with zero, with a general-purpose input, or with other dot product terms. Operated in this way, the specialized processing block provides a technical improvement of greatly increasing the functional density for implementing machine learning algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Langhammer, Dongdong Chen, Kevin Hurd
  • Publication number: 20180160608
    Abstract: The new and distinct threadleaf coreopsis plant, Coreopsis verticillata plant named ‘Zesty Zinger’, with linear, foliage of bright-green, numerous flowers with ray petals with ray petals dark magenta lightening to ivory tips, blooming over a prolonged season from mid-summer until early fall. The new plant is useful as a specimen landscape plant, mass planting, container plant and cut flower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: 9959122
    Abstract: A method includes allocating a first single-cycle instruction to a first pipeline that picks single-cycle instructions for execution in program order. The method further includes marking at least one source register of the first single-cycle instruction as ready for execution in the first pipeline in response to all older single-cycle instructions allocated to the first pipeline being ready and eligible to be picked for execution. An apparatus includes a decoder to decode a first single-cycle instruction and to allocate the first single-cycle instruction to a first pipeline. The apparatus further includes a scheduler to pick single-cycle instructions for execution by the first pipeline in program order and to mark at least one source register of the first single-cycle instruction as ready for execution in the first pipeline in response to determining that all older single-cycle instructions allocated to the first pipeline are ready and eligible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Estlick, Jay E. Fleischman, Kevin A. Hurd, Mark M. Gibson, Kelvin D. Goveas, Brian M. Lay
  • Publication number: 20170332538
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘Encore’ useful in the landscape en masse, small group or single specimen with dense upright culms and arching foliage having dark green color and near-white midribs. The flower habit is open and at varying heights creating a rounded dome outline beginning in early fall with repeat flush about two to three weeks later, and effective through the winter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Publication number: 20170265350
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental, hardy, Russian Sage plant, Perovskia ‘Denim 'n Lace’ with short, tight compact, upright habit of strong erect stems, long flowering season of large, densely-arranged, lavender-blue flowers on short branched stems. Foliage is silvery-green, highly-dissected, pinnately-compound with serrated margins and is retained well and keeps its color throughout the growing season.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP28445
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental, hardy, Russian Sage plant, Perovskia ‘Denim 'n Lace’ with short, tight compact, upright habit of strong erect stems, long flowering season of large, densely-arranged, lavender-blue flowers on short branched stems. Foliage is silvery-green, highly-dissected, pinnately-compound with serrated margins and is retained well and keeps its color throughout the growing season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP28770
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental bee balm plant named Monarda didyma ‘Pardon My Lavender’ has short, compact, branching stems and tight clumping habit, medium to dark green, numerous light lavender-pink flowers with excellent coverage and foliage highly resistant to powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29070
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of ornamental Miscanthus sinensis plant named ‘Encore’ useful in the landscape en masse, small group or single specimen with dense upright culms and arching foliage having dark green color and near-white midribs. The flower habit is open and at varying heights creating a rounded dome outline beginning in early fall with repeat flush about two to three weeks later, and effective through the winter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29142
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental grass named Panicum virgatum ‘Apache Rose’ with gray-green foliage that develops rosy-red flushed tips in the fall, upright and compact habit with dense culms and airy panicles of rosy-red, suitable as a potted plant, for multi-seasonal interest mass or specimen landscaping, and for cut flower arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29200
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental, winter-hardy, blue fescue plant, Festuca glauca ‘Blue Whiskers’, with highly-vigorous, clumps of tight, full, rounded habit of strong stems and foliage, consistent flower coverage, intensely silver-blue, linear, evergreen foliage retained throughout the year, upright habit of strong erect stems, long flowering season of large, densely-arranged, lavender-blue flowers on short branched stems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29234
    Abstract: The new and distinct cultivar of ornamental bee balm plant named Monarda didyma ‘Pardon My Cerise’ has short, compact, basally branching stems, medium to dark green foliage with slight tinting of greyed purple, numerous large cerise-colored flowers creating excellent flower coverage and strong foliar resistance to powdery mildew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardens Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: PP29921
    Abstract: The new and distinct threadleaf coreopsis plant, Coreopsis verticillata plant named ‘Zesty Zinger’, with linear, foliage of bright-green, numerous flowers with ray petals with ray petals dark magenta lightening to ivory tips, blooming over a prolonged season from mid-summer until early fall. The new plant is useful as a specimen landscape plant, mass planting, container plant and cut flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Walters Gardes Inc
    Inventors: Hans A. Hansen, Kevin A. Hurd
  • Patent number: D882463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Hurd
  • Patent number: PP32313
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Oleander plant named ‘ATXNOKHP’, characterized by its relatively compact, upright to somewhat outwardly spreading plant habit; freely branching habit; dark green-colored leaves; freely flowering habit; dark red purple-colored flowers; and good garden performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Spring Meadow Nursery Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Hurd