Patents by Inventor Malcolm D. Gray

Malcolm D. Gray 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: 10706825
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing a timestamp based display update mechanism. A display control unit includes a timestamp queue for storing timestamps, wherein each timestamp indicates when a corresponding frame configuration set should be fetched from memory. At pre-defined intervals, the display control unit may compare the timestamp of the topmost entry of the timestamp queue to a global timer value. If the timestamp is earlier than the global timer value, the display control unit may pop the timestamp entry and fetch the frame next configuration set from memory. The display control unit may then apply the updates of the frame configuration set to its pixel processing elements. After applying the updates, the display control unit may fetch and process the source pixel data and then drive the pixels of the next frame to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brijesh Tripathi, Arthur L. Spence, Joshua P. de Cesare, Ilie Garbacea, Guy Cote, Mahesh B. Chappalli, Malcolm D. Gray, Christopher P. Tann
  • Publication number: 20200064902
    Abstract: The configuration buffer may be divided into partitions that may effectively function as multiple linked configuration buffers. The linked partitions may each be associated with a portion of the display pipeline (e.g., an image process block) and may each be responsible for loading configuration entries into the programmable register(s) of a portion of the display pipeline. In this manner, the partitions may load the associated programmable register(s) of the display pipeline substantially simultaneously, reducing the time used to configure the entire display pipeline. Since configuration of the display pipeline may occur during the blanking period, a reduction in display pipeline configuration time may reduce the blanking period and increase the time for driving pixels of the display, thereby improving perceived image quality (e.g., pixel yield of the display panel).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Christopher P. Tann, Malcolm D. Gray, Hari Ganesh R. Thirunageswaram, Kristan Jon Monsen
  • Patent number: 10261632
    Abstract: One embodiment describes an electronic display that includes display driver circuitry that displays at least a first image frame and a second image frame on the electronic device using a first display pixel and a second display pixel. A timing controller of the electronic display determines at least a first insertion time for a first intra-frame pause for the first image frame and a second insertion time for a second intra-frame pause for the second image frame, which pause rendering of image data to allow the touch sensing circuitry to detect user interaction. The insertion times for the first and second intra-frame pauses are varied from one another by a determined step size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Christopher P. Tann, Malcolm D. Gray
  • Publication number: 20180081491
    Abstract: One embodiment describes an electronic display that includes display driver circuitry that displays at least a first image frame and a second image frame on the electronic device using a first display pixel and a second display pixel. A timing controller of the electronic display determines at least a first insertion time for a first intra-frame pause for the first image frame and a second insertion time for a second intra-frame pause for the second image frame, which pause rendering of image data to allow the touch sensing circuitry to detect user interaction. The insertion times for the first and second intra-frame pauses are varied from one another by a determined step size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Peter F. Holland, Christopher P. Tann, Malcolm D. Gray
  • Publication number: 20170092236
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing a timestamp based display update mechanism. A display control unit includes a timestamp queue for storing timestamps, wherein each timestamp indicates when a corresponding frame configuration set should be fetched from memory. At pre-defined intervals, the display control unit may compare the timestamp of the topmost entry of the timestamp queue to a global timer value. If the timestamp is earlier than the global timer value, the display control unit may pop the timestamp entry and fetch the frame next configuration set from memory. The display control unit may then apply the updates of the frame configuration set to its pixel processing elements. After applying the updates, the display control unit may fetch and process the source pixel data and then drive the pixels of the next frame to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Brijesh Tripathi, Arthur L. Spence, Joshua P. de Cesare, Ilie Garbacea, Guy Cote, Mahesh B. Chappalli, Malcolm D. Gray