Patents by Inventor Paul H. Eaton

Paul H. Eaton 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: 6127864
    Abstract: A temporally redundant latch for use in integrated circuit (IC) devices redundantly samples data output from logic or other circuitry at multiple time-shifted periods to provide multiple, independent data samples from which a correct data sample can be selected. The latch has three sampling circuits (e.g., D flip-flops or DICE latches) that sample the logic data output at three different and distinct sampling times. The latch also has a sample release circuit coupled to the sampling circuits to select and output a majority of the samples collected by the sampling circuits at a fourth time that again is different and distinct from the three sampling times. The latch affords both spatial parallelism due to the multiple parallel sampling circuits and temporal parallelism resulting from the clocking scheme involving multiple time-spaced clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Mission Research Corporation
    Inventors: David G. Mavis, Paul H. Eaton