Patents by Inventor Louis S. Brucculeri

Louis S. Brucculeri 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: 5036221
    Abstract: A circuit for reducing the metastable events produced by a data signal asynchronous to a system clock signal is provided. The circuit includes an edge detector (32) for detecting a transistion of the data signal. The edge detector (32) controls a clock disable/reenable circuit (46) which will disable a system clock directed to a clocked device (36). The period of disablement is the minimum setup time for the clocked device (36). After the minimum setup time has passed, the disable/reenable circuit (42) will reenable the system clock to the clocked device (36). The system clock may be modified by a duration limit circuit (68). Data directed to the clocked device (36) may be delayed via a delay circuit (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Louis S. Brucculeri, James N. Giddings