Patents by Inventor Michael B. Doerr

Michael B. Doerr 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).

  • Publication number: 20200302090
    Abstract: Disabling communication in a multiprocessor fabric. The multiprocessor fabric may include a plurality of processors and a plurality of communication elements and each of the plurality of communication elements may include a memory. A configuration may be received for the multiprocessor fabric, which specifies disabling of communication paths between one or more of: one or more processors and one or more communication elements; one or more processors and one or more other processors; or one or more communication elements and one or more other communication elements. Accordingly, the multiprocessor fabric may be automatically configured in hardware to disable the communication paths specified by the configuration. The multiprocessor fabric may be operated to execute a software application according to the configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael B. Doerr, Carl S. Dobbs, Michael B. Solka, Michael R. Trocino, David A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 10776085
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating a program for a multi-processor system comprising a plurality of interspersed processors and memories. A user may specify or create source code using a programming language. The source code specifies a plurality of tasks and communication of data among the plurality of tasks. However, the source code may not (and preferably is not required to) 1) explicitly specify which physical processor will execute each task and 2) explicitly specify which communication mechanism to use among the plurality of tasks. The method then creates machine language instructions based on the source code, wherein the machine language instructions are designed to execute on the plurality of processors. Creation of the machine language instructions comprises assigning tasks for execution on respective processors and selecting communication mechanisms between the processors based on location of the respective processors and required data communication to satisfy system requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: John Mark Beardslee, Michael B. Doerr, Tommy K. Eng
  • Publication number: 20200280323
    Abstract: Wireless transport of multiple service versions of a transport framework. First and second information may be processed for transmission, respectively, according to first and second service versions of a transport framework. The first and second information may be encoded using a first type of error correction coding; after processing, the processed first information may include error correction coding according to the first type of error correction coding, while the processed second information may remain uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding. Control information may be generated indicating that the second information remains uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding, which may signal to receivers that the second information is processed according to the second service version of the transport framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20200273484
    Abstract: A birdwatching system for identifying, locating, and tracking birds of interest while birdwatching. The birdwatching system may comprise an apparatus, such as shaft, which includes a plurality of microphones located on a distal end of the shaft for capturing audio signals of a bird, and possibly video cameras for producing video of the birds. The birdwatching system may further comprise a device, such as the user's tablet device, which receives audio data from the plurality of microphones and processes the audio data (locally of via a remote server) to determine a bird species and location of the bird. The device may then display an icon in a map of the surrounding area representing the location of the bird. The display may further selectively display information regarding the identified bird species. The birdwatching system may detect, locate, display and track information on a plurality of birds simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20200252102
    Abstract: Methods and devices for dynamically designated first and second subsets of a plurality of frequency channels as upstream and downstream channels, respectively, for performing wired communications using virtual segmentation between a network controller and an endpoint device. performing virtual segmentation to service an endpoint device. Communications are performed between the network controller and the endpoint device through a wired communication medium using the upstream and downstream channels. The first subset and second subsets of the plurality of channels are designated as upstream channels and downstream channels, respectively, based at least in part on one or both of upstream and downstream channel demand and channel availability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Michael B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 10685143
    Abstract: Disabling communication in a multiprocessor fabric. The multiprocessor fabric may include a plurality of processors and a plurality of communication elements and each of the plurality of communication elements may include a memory. A configuration may be received for the multiprocessor fabric, which specifies disabling of communication paths between one or more of: one or more processors and one or more communication elements; one or more processors and one or more other processors; or one or more communication elements and one or more other communication elements. Accordingly, the multiprocessor fabric may be automatically configured in hardware to disable the communication paths specified by the configuration. The multiprocessor fabric may be operated to execute a software application according to the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: COHERENT LOGIX, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael B. Doerr, Carl S. Dobbs, Michael B. Solka, Michael R. Trocino, David A. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200178355
    Abstract: Methods and devices for a home power networking system including a first wireless access point (AP) configured to perform wired communications over a first circuit connected to the first wireless AP. The first wireless AP further performs wireless communications with a second wireless AP, wherein the second wireless access point is connected to a second circuit and is not connected to the first circuit. The first wireless AP provides wireless transport through the second wireless AP to bridge communications between the first circuit and the second circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Michael B. Doerr, Michael B. Solka, Yama Yasha
  • Patent number: 10666998
    Abstract: Control information for configuring an audiovisual device to present multimedia content according to a first service type may be generated. A method may include generating first control information for configuring an audiovisual device to decode a multimedia stream, generating first data that indicates a structure of the first control information, and transmitting the first data and the first control information. The first control information may be generated according to a first protocol version. Second data and second control information may be similarly generated and transmitted according to a second protocol version. Disclosed techniques may facilitate receiving devices to determine whether they support received wireless transmissions and decode the transmissions based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Colleen J. McGinn, Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 10601445
    Abstract: Wireless transport of multiple service versions of a transport framework. First and second information may be processed for transmission, respectively, according to first and second service versions of a transport framework. The first and second information may be encoded using a first type of error correction coding; after processing, the processed first information may include error correction coding according to the first type of error correction coding, while the processed second information may remain uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding. Control information may be generated indicating that the second information remains uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding, which may signal to receivers that the second information is processed according to the second service version of the transport framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20200028886
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transmitting audiovisual information. A first plurality of packets including audiovisual information may be generated. A second plurality of packets including error correction coding information for the audiovisual information may be generated. Control information for associating the error correction coding information with the audiovisual information may be generated, and a third plurality of packets including the control information may also be generated. The plurality of packets, including the first, second, and third pluralities of packets, may be transmitted to a mobile device in a wireless manner. The control information may inform the mobile device of the association of the first error correction coding information with the audiovisual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20190369990
    Abstract: Various embodiments are disclosed of a multiprocessor system with processing elements optimized for high performance and low power dissipation and an associated method of programming the processing elements. Each processing element may comprise a fetch unit and a plurality of address generator units and a plurality of pipelined datapaths. The fetch unit may be configured to receive a multi-part instruction, wherein the multi-part instruction includes a plurality of fields. A first address generator unit may be configured to perform an arithmetic operation dependent upon a first field of the plurality of fields. A second address generator unit may be configured to generate at least one address of a plurality of addresses, wherein each address is dependent upon a respective field of the plurality of fields. A parallel assembly language may be used to control the plurality of address generator units and the plurality of pipelined datapaths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael B. Doerr, Carl S. Dobbs, Michael B. Solka, Michael R. Trocino, Kenneth R. Faulkner, Keith M. Bindloss, Sumeer Arya, John Mark Beardslee, David A. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20190320218
    Abstract: Control information for configuring an audiovisual device to present multimedia content according to a first service type may be generated. A method may include generating first control information for configuring an audiovisual device to decode a multimedia stream, generating first data that indicates a structure of the first control information, and transmitting the first data and the first control information. The first control information may be generated according to a first protocol version. Second data and second control information may be similarly generated and transmitted according to a second protocol version. Disclosed techniques may facilitate receiving devices to determine whether they support received wireless transmissions and decode the transmissions based on the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Colleen J. McGinn, Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 10425462
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly transmitting audiovisual information. A first plurality of packets including audiovisual information may be generated. A second plurality of packets including error correction coding information for the audiovisual information may be generated. Control information for associating the error correction coding information with the audiovisual information may be generated, and a third plurality of packets including the control information may also be generated. The plurality of packets, including the first, second, and third pluralities of packets, may be transmitted to a mobile device in a wireless manner. The control information may inform the mobile device of the association of the first error correction coding information with the audiovisual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Coherent Logix Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Patent number: 10425673
    Abstract: Control information for configuring an audiovisual device to present multimedia content according to a first service type may be generated. A method may include generating first control information for configuring an audiovisual device to decode a multimedia stream, generating first data that indicates a structure of the first control information, and transmitting the first data and the first control information. The first control information may be generated according to a first protocol version. Second data and second control information may be similarly generated and transmitted according to a second protocol version. Disclosed techniques may facilitate receiving devices to determine whether they support received wireless transmissions and decode the transmissions based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Coherent Logix Incorporated
    Inventors: Colleen J. McGinn, Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20190158904
    Abstract: Control information for configuring an audiovisual device to present multimedia content according to a first service type may be generated. A method may include generating first control information for configuring an audiovisual device to decode a multimedia stream, generating first data that indicates a structure of the first control information, and transmitting the first data and the first control information. The first control information may be generated according to a first protocol version. Second data and second control information may be similarly generated and transmitted according to a second protocol version. Disclosed techniques may facilitate receiving devices to determine whether they support received wireless transmissions and decode the transmissions based on the control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Colleen J. McGinn, Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20190050324
    Abstract: System and method for testing a device under test (DUT) that includes a multiprocessor array (MPA) executing application software at operational speed. The application software may be configured for deployment on first hardware resources of the MPA and may be analyzed. Testing code for configuring hardware resources on the MPA to duplicate data generated in the application software for testing purposes may be created. The application software may be deployed on the first hardware resources. Input data may be provided to stimulate the DUT. The testing code may be executed to provide at least a subset of first data to a pin at an edge of the MPA for analyzing the DUT using a hardware resource of the MPA not used in executing the application software. The first data may be generated in response to a send statement executed by the application software based on the input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey N. Ellis, John Mark Beardslee, Michael B. Doerr, Ivan Aguayo, Brian A. Dalio
  • Patent number: 10114739
    Abstract: System and method for testing a DUT that includes a multiprocessor array (MPA) executing application software at operational speed. The application software may be configured for deployment on first hardware resources of the MPA and may be analyzed. Testing code for configuring hardware resources on the MPA to duplicate data generated in the application software for testing purposes may be created. The application software may be deployed on the first hardware resources. Input data may be provided to stimulate the DUT. The testing code may be executed to provide at least a subset of first data to a pin at an edge of the MPA for analyzing the DUT using a hardware resource of the MPA not used in executing the application software. The first data may be generated in response to a send statement executed by the application software based on the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey N. Ellis, John Mark Beardslee, Michael B. Doerr, Ivan Aguayo, Brian A. Dalio
  • Publication number: 20180276416
    Abstract: Disabling communication in a multiprocessor fabric. The multiprocessor fabric may include a plurality of processors and a plurality of communication elements and each of the plurality of communication elements may include a memory. A configuration may be received for the multiprocessor fabric, which specifies disabling of communication paths between one or more of: one or more processors and one or more communication elements; one or more processors and one or more other processors; or one or more communication elements and one or more other communication elements. Accordingly, the multiprocessor fabric may be automatically configured in hardware to disable the communication paths specified by the configuration. The multiprocessor fabric may be operated to execute a software application according to the configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael B. Doerr, Carl S. Dobbs, Michael B. Solka, Michael R. Trocino, David A. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20180234111
    Abstract: Wireless transport of multiple service versions of a transport framework. First and second information may be processed for transmission, respectively, according to first and second service versions of a transport framework. The first and second information may be encoded using a first type of error correction coding; after processing, the processed first information may include error correction coding according to the first type of error correction coding, while the processed second information may remain uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding. Control information may be generated indicating that the second information remains uncoded according to the first type of error correction coding, which may signal to receivers that the second information is processed according to the second service version of the transport framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Peter J. Nysen, Michael B. Doerr
  • Publication number: 20180232218
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for creating a program for a multi-processor system comprising a plurality of interspersed processors and memories. A user may specify or create source code using a programming language. The source code specifies a plurality of tasks and communication of data among the plurality of tasks. However, the source code may not (and preferably is not required to) 1) explicitly specify which physical processor will execute each task and 2) explicitly specify which communication mechanism to use among the plurality of tasks. The method then creates machine language instructions based on the source code, wherein the machine language instructions are designed to execute on the plurality of processors. Creation of the machine language instructions comprises assigning tasks for execution on respective processors and selecting communication mechanisms between the processors based on location of the respective processors and required data communication to satisfy system requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: John Mark Beardslee, Michael B. Doerr, Tommy K. Eng