Patents by Inventor Osman Kent

Osman Kent 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: 7187383
    Abstract: A graphics processing chip which includes parallel texturing pipelines, with task allocation units which can bypass inoperative ones of said pipelines. Chips which have some but not all pipelines operative can still have full functionality, although performance is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: 3D Labs Inc., Ltd
    Inventor: Osman Kent
  • Publication number: 20030164830
    Abstract: A graphics processing chip which includes parallel texturing pipelines, with task allocation units which can bypass inoperative ones of said pipelines. Chips which have some but not all pipelines operative can still have full functionality, although performance is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: 3Dlabs Inc., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osman Kent
  • Patent number: 6285373
    Abstract: A system and method for computer graphics generation which uses a local library of graphics textures. When an application, run either locally or over a communications system, requires texture-mapped graphics, texture data is retrieved from the local library instead of transmitted to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: 3Dlabs Inc. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Robert Baldwin, Andrew Bigos, Osman Kent, Nicholas J. N. Murphy
  • Patent number: 5179705
    Abstract: A system has a shared resource, such as a bus or memory, with which various devices may communicate upon a request being granted by an arbiter. In order to reduce the arbitration time, the arbiter is comprised of a state machine and latch which run asynchronously. Consequently, once one request has been granted and acted upon, the state machine will commence arbitration for any remaining requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1993
    Assignee: DuPont Pixel Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Osman Kent