Patents by Inventor Michael Apodaca

Michael Apodaca 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: 11520555
    Abstract: An embodiment of a graphics apparatus may include a processor, memory communicatively coupled to the processor, and a collaboration engine communicatively coupled to the processor to identify a shared graphics component between two or more users in an environment, and share the shared graphics components with the two or more users in the environment. Embodiments of the collaboration engine may include one or more of a centralized sharer, a depth sharer, a shared preprocessor, a multi-port graphics subsystem, and a decode sharer. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak S. Vembar, Atsuo Kuwahara, Chandrasekaran Sakthivel, Radhakrishnan Venkataraman, Brent E. Insko, Anupreet S. Kalra, Hugues Labbe, Altug Koker, Michael Apodaca, Kai Xiao, Jeffery S. Boles, Adam T. Lake, David M. Cimini, Balaji Vembu, Elmoustapha Ould-Ahmed-Vall, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Philip R. Laws, Ankur N. Shah, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Wenyin Fu, Nikos Kaburlasos, Prasoonkumar Surti, Bhushan M. Borole
  • Patent number: 11514639
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide away to render augmented reality and virtual reality (VR/AR) environment information. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to selectively suppress and enhance VR/AR renderings of n-dimensional environments. The systems, apparatuses and methods may deepen a user's VR/AR experience by focusing on particular feedback information, while suppressing other feedback information from the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chandrasekaran Sakthivel, Michael Apodaca, Kai Xiao, Altug Koker, Jeffery S. Boles, Adam T. Lake, Nikos Kaburlasos, Joydeep Ray, John H. Feit, Travis T. Schluessler, Jacek Kwiatkowski, James M. Holland, Prasoonkumar Surti, Jonathan Kennedy, Louis Feng, Barnan Das, Narayan Biswal, Stanley J. Baran, Gokcen Cilingir, Nilesh V. Shah, Archie Sharma, Mayuresh M. Varerkar
  • Publication number: 20220366630
    Abstract: Position-based rendering apparatus and method for multi-die/GPU graphics processing. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: distributing a plurality of graphics draws to a plurality of graphics processors; performing position-only shading using vertex data associated with tiles of a first draw on a first graphics processor, the first graphics processor responsively generating visibility data for each of the tiles; distributing subsets of the visibility data associated with different subsets of the tiles to different graphics processors; limiting geometry work to be performed on each tile by each graphics processor using the visibility data, each graphics processor to responsively generate rendered tiles; and wherein the rendered tiles are combined to generate a complete image frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: TRAVIS SCHLUESSLER, ZACK WATERS, MICHAEL APODACA, DANIEL JOHNSTON, JASON SURPRISE, PRASOONKUMAR SURTI, SUBRAMANIAM MAIYURAN, PETER DOYLE, SAURABH SHARMA, ANKUR SHAH, MURALI RAMADOSS
  • Patent number: 11501484
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for acceleration data structure refit. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: a ray generator to generate a plurality of rays in a first graphics scene; a hierarchical acceleration data structure generator to construct an acceleration data structure comprising a plurality of hierarchically arranged nodes including inner nodes and leaf nodes stored in a memory in a depth-first search (DFS) order; traversal hardware logic to traverse one or more of the rays through the acceleration data structure; intersection hardware logic to determine intersections between the one or more rays and one or more primitives within the hierarchical acceleration data structure; a node refit unit comprising circuitry and/or logic to read consecutively through at least the inner nodes in the memory in reverse DFS order to perform a bottom-up refit operation on the hierarchical acceleration data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Apodaca, Carsten Benthin, Kai Xiao, Carson Brownlee, Timothy Rowley, Joshua Barczak, Travis Schluessler
  • Patent number: 11494867
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate asynchronous execution at a processing unit. The apparatus includes one or more processors to detect independent task passes that may be executed out of order in a pipeline of the processing unit, schedule a first set of processing tasks to be executed at a first set of processing elements at the processing unit and schedule a second set of tasks to be executed at a second set of processing elements, wherein execution of the first set of tasks at the first set of processing elements is to be performed simultaneous and in parallel to execution of the second set of tasks at the second set of processing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Saurabh Sharma, Michael Apodaca, Aditya Navale, Travis Schluessler, Vamsee Vardhan Chivukula, Abhishek Venkatesh, Subramaniam Maiyuran
  • Publication number: 20220343554
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for context-aware compression. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse rays through a hierarchical acceleration data structure to identify intersections between rays and primitives of a graphics scene; matrix compression circuitry/logic to compress hierarchical transformation matrices to generate compressed hierarchical transformation matrices by quantizing N-bit floating point data elements associated with child transforms of the hierarchical transformation matrices to variable-bit floating point numbers or integers comprising offsets from a parent transform of the child transform; and an instance processor to generate a plurality of instances of one or more base geometric objects in accordance with the compressed hierarchical transformation matrices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Carson BROWNLEE, Carsten BENTHIN, Joshua BARCZAK, Kai XIAO, Michael APODACA, Prasoonkumar SURTI, Thomas RAOUX
  • Patent number: 11481864
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a graphics, media, and compute device having a tiled architecture composed of a number of tiles of smaller graphics devices. The work distribution infrastructure for such device enables the distribution of workloads across multiple tiles of the device. Work items can be submitted to any one or more of the multiple tiles, with workloads able to span multiple tiles. Additionally, upon completion of a work item, graphics, media, and/or compute engines within the device can readily acquire new work items for execution with minimal latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Balaji Vembu, Brandon Fliflet, James Valerio, Michael Apodaca, Ben Ashbaugh, Hema Nalluri, Ankur Shah, Murali Ramadoss, David Puffer, Altug Koker, Aditya Navale, Abhishek R. Appu, Joydeep Ray, Travis Schluessler
  • Patent number: 11461954
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate an update of shader data constants. The apparatus includes one or more processors to detect a change to one or more data constants in a shader program, generate a micro-code block including updated constants data during execution of the shader program and transmit the micro-code block to the shader program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Apodaca, John Feit, David Cimini, Thomas Raoux, Konstantin Levit-Gurevich
  • Patent number: 11461959
    Abstract: The systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to adaptively process and aggressively cull geometry data. Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for processing, by a positional only shading pipeline (POSH), geometry data including surface triangles for a digital representation of a scene. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to identify surface triangles in one or more exclusion zones and non-exclusion zones, and cull surface triangles in one or more exclusion zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Atsuo Kuwahara, Hugues Labbe, Sameer Kp, Jonathan Kennedy, Abhishek R. Appu, Jeffery S. Boles, Balaji Vembu, Michael Apodaca, Slawomir Grajewski, Gabor Liktor, David M. Cimini, Andrew T. Lauritzen, Travis T. Schluessler, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek Venkatesh, Joydeep Ray, Kai Xiao, Ankur N. Shah, Altug Koker
  • Publication number: 20220301259
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide away to render edges of an object defined by multiple tessellation triangles. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to perform anti-aliasing at the edges of the object based on a coarse pixel rate, where the coarse pixels may be based on a coarse Z value indicate a resolution or granularity of detail of the coarse pixel. The systems, apparatuses and methods may use a shader dispatch engine to dispatch raster rules to a pixel shader to direct the pixel shader to include, in a tile and/or tessellation triangle, one more finer coarse pixels based on a percent of coverage provided by a finer coarse pixel of a tessellation triangle at or along the edge of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Murali Ramadoss, Michael Apodaca, Abhishek Venkatesh, Joydeep Ray, Abhishek R. Appu
  • Patent number: 11443406
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems and methods to utilize non-volatile memory to save and retrieve data that is used to accelerate the load and resume of GPU accelerated applications. Non-volatile memory and GPU logic are configured to enable the GPU to directly access the non-volatile memory to enable data to be read without requiring the data to traverse the CPU and CPU memory. This data access path creates a faster method for loading data into GPU local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Schluessler, Zack Waters, Charles Moidel, Michael Apodaca, Murali Ramadoss
  • Publication number: 20220284539
    Abstract: Various embodiments enable loop processing in a command processing block of the graphics hardware. Such hardware may include a processor including a command buffer, and a graphics command parser. The graphics command parser to load graphics commands from the command buffer, parse a first graphics command, store a loop count value associated with the first graphics command, parse a second graphics command and store a loop wrap address based on the second graphics command. The graphics command parser may execute a command sequence identified by the second graphics command, parse a third graphics command, the third graphics command identifying an end of the command sequence, set a new loop count value, and iteratively execute the command sequence using the loop wrap address based on the new loop count value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Hema Chand NALLURI, Balaji VEMBU, Peter DOYLE, Michael APODACA
  • Publication number: 20220262047
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that determines a stencil value and uses the stencil value to control, via a stencil buffer, a coarse pixel size of a graphics pipeline. Additionally, the stencil value may include a first range of bits defining a first dimension of the coarse pixel size and a second range of bits defining a second dimension of the coarse pixel size. In one example, the coarse pixel size is controlled for a plurality of pixels on a per pixel basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Karthik Vaidyanathan, Prasoonkumar Surti, Hugues Labbe, Atsuo Kuwahara, Sameer KP, Jonathan Kennedy, Murali Ramadoss, Michael Apodaca, Abhishek Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 11403805
    Abstract: Position-based rendering apparatus and method for multi-die/GPU graphics processing. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: distributing a plurality of graphics draws to a plurality of graphics processors; performing position-only shading using vertex data associated with tiles of a first draw on a first graphics processor, the first graphics processor responsively generating visibility data for each of the tiles; distributing subsets of the visibility data associated with different subsets of the tiles to different graphics processors; limiting geometry work to be performed on each tile by each graphics processor using the visibility data, each graphics processor to responsively generate rendered tiles; and wherein the rendered tiles are combined to generate a complete image frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Travis Schluessler, Zack Waters, Michael Apodaca, Daniel Johnston, Jason Surprise, Prasoonkumar Surti, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Peter Doyle, Saurabh Sharma, Ankur Shah, Murali Ramadoss
  • Publication number: 20220197719
    Abstract: An apparatus to facilitate thread synchronization is disclosed. The apparatus comprises one or more processors to execute a producer thread to generate a plurality of commands, execute a consumer thread to process the plurality of commands and synchronize the producer thread with the consumer thread, including updating a producer fence value upon generation of in-order commands, updating a consumer fence value upon processing of the in-order commands and performing a synchronization operation based on the consumer fence value, wherein the producer fence value and the consumer fence value each correspond to an order position of an in-order command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: STAV GURTOVOY, MATEUSZ MARIA PRZYBYLSKI, MICHAEL APODACA, MANJUNATH DS
  • Publication number: 20220182575
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that determines a frame rate of video content, sets a blend amount parameter based on the frame rate, and temporally anti-aliases the video content based on the blend amount parameter. Additionally, the technology may detect a coarse pixel (CP) shading condition with respect to one or more frames in the video content and select, in response to the CP shading condition, a per frame jitter pattern that jitters across pixels, wherein the video content is temporally anti-aliased based on the per frame jitter pattern. The CP shading condition may also cause the technology to apply a gradient to a plurality of color planes on a per color plane basis and discard pixel level samples associated with a CP if all mip data corresponding to the CP is transparent or shadowed out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Travis T. Schluessler, Joydeep Ray, John H. Feit, Nikos Kaburlasos, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Prasoonkumar Surti, Michael Apodaca, Murali Ramadoss, Abhishek Venkatesh
  • Publication number: 20220182592
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating adaptive resolution and viewpoint-prediction for immersive media in computing environments. An apparatus of embodiments, as described herein, includes one or more processors to receive viewing positions associated with a user with respect to a display, and analyze relevance of media contents based on the viewing positions, where the media content includes immersive videos of scenes captured by one or more cameras. The one or more processors are further to predict portions of the media contents as relevant portions based on the viewing positions and transmit the relevant portions to be rendered and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: MAYURESH VARERKAR, STANLEY BARAN, MICHAEL APODACA, PRASOONKUMAR SURTI, ATSUO KUWAHARA, NARAYAN BISWAL, JILL BOYCE, YI-JEN CHIU, GOKCEN CILINGIR, BARNAN DAS, ATUL DIVEKAR, SRIKANTH POTLURI, NILESH SHAH, ARCHIE SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20220172316
    Abstract: An embodiment of a graphics command coordinator apparatus may include a commonality identifier to identify a commonality between a first graphics command corresponding to a first frame and a second graphics command corresponding to a second frame, a commonality analyzer communicatively coupled to the commonality identifier to determine if the first graphics command and the second graphics command can be processed together based on the commonality identified by the commonality identifier, and a commonality indicator communicatively coupled to the commonality analyzer to provide an indication that the first graphics command and the second graphics command are to be processed together. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Venkatesh, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Murali Ramadoss, Michael Apodaca, Prasoonkumar Surti
  • Patent number: 11335035
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for context-aware compression. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus comprises: ray traversal/intersection circuitry to traverse rays through a hierarchical acceleration data structure to identify intersections between rays and primitives of a graphics scene; matrix compression circuitry/logic to compress hierarchical transformation matrices to generate compressed hierarchical transformation matrices by quantizing N-bit floating point data elements associated with child transforms of the hierarchical transformation matrices to variable-bit floating point numbers or integers comprising offsets from a parent transform of the child transform; and an instance processor to generate a plurality of instances of one or more base geometric objects in accordance with the compressed hierarchical transformation matrices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carson Brownlee, Carsten Benthin, Joshua Barczak, Kai Xiao, Michael Apodaca, Prasoonkumar Surti, Thomas Raoux
  • Patent number: 11302066
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide away to render edges of an object defined by multiple tessellation triangles. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to perform anti-aliasing at the edges of the object based on a coarse pixel rate, where the coarse pixels may be based on a coarse Z value indicate a resolution or granularity of detail of the coarse pixel. The systems, apparatuses and methods may use a shader dispatch engine to dispatch raster rules to a pixel shader to direct the pixel shader to include, in a tile and/or tessellation triangle, one more finer coarse pixels based on a percent of coverage provided by a finer coarse pixel of a tessellation triangle at or along the edge of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Prasoonkumar Surti, Karthik Vaidyanathan, Murali Ramadoss, Michael Apodaca, Abhishek Venkatesh, Joydeep Ray, Abhishek R. Appu