Patents by Inventor Peter Dent

Peter Dent 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: 20200319881
    Abstract: A Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) digital signal processor particularly adapted for single instruction multiple data (SIMD) operation on various operand widths and data sizes. A vector compare instruction compares first and second operands and stores compare bits. A companion vector conditional instruction performs conditional operations based upon the state of a corresponding predicate data register bit. A predicate unit performs data processing operations on data in at least one predicate data register including unary operations and binary operations. The predicate unit may also transfer data between a general data register file and the predicate data register file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy David Anderson, Duc Quang Bui, Mujibur Rahman, Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak, Eric Biscondi, Peter Dent, Jelena Milanovic, Ashish Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10628156
    Abstract: A Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) digital signal processor particularly adapted for single instruction multiple data (SIMD) operation on various operand widths and data sizes. A vector compare instruction compares first and second operands and stores compare bits. A companion vector conditional instruction performs conditional operations based upon the state of a corresponding predicate data register bit. A predicate unit performs data processing operations on data in at least one predicate data register including unary operations and binary operations. The predicate unit may also transfer data between a general data register file and the predicate data register file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy David Anderson, Duc Quang Bui, Mujibur Rahman, Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak, Eric Biscondi, Peter Dent, Jelena Milanovic, Ashish Shrivastava
  • Publication number: 20190394694
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and devices for facilitating cellular handover in high Doppler environments. The method comprises receiving an input from one or more antennas, the input comprising a first component received over a first communication path from a serving base station and a second component received over a second communication path that is different to the first communication path. The method further comprises performing signal compensation on the first component over a communication branch, measuring one or more indications of strength, quality or frequency of the first component and communicating wirelessly with the serving base station over the communication branch; and in parallel to the communication branch, performing signal compensation on the second component over a measurement branch and measuring one or more indications of strength, quality or frequency of the second component in order to assist a decision regarding handover of communication to the second communication path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gary DENT, Peter GILLICK
  • Publication number: 20150154024
    Abstract: A Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) digital signal processor particularly adapted for single instruction multiple data (SIMD) operation on various operand widths and data sizes. A vector compare instruction compares first and second operands and stores compare bits. A companion vector conditional instruction performs conditional operations based upon the state of a corresponding predicate data register bit. A predicate unit performs data processing operations on data in at least one predicate data register including unary operations and binary operations. The predicate unit may also transfer data between a general data register file and the predicate data register file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Timothy David Anderson, Duc Quang Bui, Mujibur Rahman, Joseph Raymond Michael Zbiciak, Eric Biscondi, Peter Dent, Jelena Milanovic, Ashish Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 7841906
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a first and second assembly that are matable with one another by a sliding push fit to establish electrical interconnection between the two assemblies is disclosed. The first assembly includes a contact pin with a collar extending concentrically around the pin to define a recess therebetween, with the collar supporting on its inner surface a first resilient contact element. The second assembly includes a sleeve open at one end thereof such that the sleeve can be received in the recess of the first assembly, with the sleeve supporting on its inner surface a second resilient contact element. The two assemblies may be arranged such that, when the second assembly is inserted into the first assembly, the first resilient contact element makes sliding electrical contact with an external surface of the sleeve of the second assembly, and the second resilient contact element makes sliding electrical contact with the external surface of the pin of the first assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Smiths Group Plc
    Inventors: Peter Dent, Paul Hynes, John Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100003866
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a first and second assembly that are matable with one another by a sliding push fit to establish electrical interconnection between the two assemblies is disclosed. The first assembly includes a contact pin with a collar extending concentrically around the pin to define a recess therebetween, with the collar supporting on its inner surface a first resilient contact element. The second assembly includes a sleeve open at one end thereof such that the sleeve can be received in the recess of the first assembly, with the sleeve supporting on its inner surface a second resilient contact element. The two assemblies may be arranged such that, when the second assembly is inserted into the first assembly, the first resilient contact element makes sliding electrical contact with an external surface of the sleeve of the second assembly, and the second resilient contact element makes sliding electrical contact with the external surface of the pin of the first assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: PETER DENT, PAUL HYNES, JOHN ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 7380200
    Abstract: The parity of this invention includes two arrays of parities surrounding the memory. One array is generated in parallel. The other array is generated in serial. The two dimensional parity is used to protect, locate and correct errors automatically. The second parity is provided for only a subset of the address range of the memory. The memory controller does not compare the second parities unless there is a soft error in the first parity. The second parities are calculated upon command and not upon each memory write as the first parity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Patent number: 7311566
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high current applications has a mating plug and socket assembly. The socket assembly has two sockets arranged coaxially of one another and electrically interconnected. The central socket receives and contacts a pin on the plug assembly; the other socket contacts the external surface of a tubular sleeve surrounding and integrally electrically connected with the pin. The socket assembly also has a third socket electrically insulated from and arranged coaxially outwardly of the other two sockets. The third socket makes electrical contact with the outer surface of a tubular contact extending coaxially of the pin and electrically insulated from it. The sockets each have a hyperboloid configuration of multiple resilient wires to make contact with the pin, sleeve and outer contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Smiths Group PLC
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Patent number: 7240277
    Abstract: A memory system or a digital signal processor (DSP) includes single-bit-error detection hardware in its level two (L2) memory controller to mitigate the effects of soft errors. Error detection hardware detects erroneous data that is fetched by the central processing unit and signals the central processing unit. The parity is generated and checked only for whole memory line accesses. This technique is especially useful for cache memory. The central processing unit can query the memory controller as to the specific location that generated the error and decide the next course of action based on the type of data affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy D. Anderson, David Q. Bell, Abhijeet A. Chachad, Peter Dent, Raguram Damodaran
  • Patent number: 7189006
    Abstract: An optical connector assembly has several optical and electrical connectors mounted in mateable rectangular housings. Each optical connector is resiliently mounted in an alignment sleeve by means of a spring clip encircling the connector and contacting the sleeve. The alignment sleeves are themselves resiliently mounted in passages through the housings by spring clips encircling the sleeves and contacting passages within which the sleeves are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Smiths Group plc
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Publication number: 20060063438
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high current applications has a mating plug and socket assembly. The socket assembly has two sockets arranged coaxially of one another and electrically interconnected. The central socket receives and contacts a pin on the plug assembly; the other socket contacts the external surface of a tubular sleeve surrounding and integrally electrically connected with the pin. The socket assembly also has a third socket electrically insulated from and arranged coaxially outwardly of the other two sockets. The third socket makes electrical contact with the outer surface of a tubular contact extending coaxially of the pin and electrically insulated from it. The sockets each have a hyperboloid configuration of multiple resilient wires to make contact with the pin, sleeve and outer contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Applicant: Smiths Group plc
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Publication number: 20060056771
    Abstract: An optical connector assembly has several optical and electrical connectors mounted in mateable rectangular housings. Each optical connector is resiliently mounted in an alignment sleeve by means of a spring clip encircling the connector and contacting the sleeve. The alignment sleeves are themselves resiliently mounted in passages through the housings by spring clips encircling the sleeves and contacting passages within which the sleeves are mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Applicant: Smiths Group plc
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Publication number: 20050149839
    Abstract: The parity of this invention includes two arrays of parities surrounding the memory. One array is generated in parallel. The other array is generated in serial. The two dimensional parity is used to protect, locate and correct errors automatically. The second parity is provided for only a subset of the address range of the memory. The memory controller does not compare the second parities unless there is a soft error in the first parity. The second parities are calculated upon command and not upon each memory write as the first parity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Publication number: 20050132263
    Abstract: A memory system or a digital signal processor (DSP) includes single-bit-error detection hardware in its level two (L2) memory controller to mitigate the effects of soft errors. Error detection hardware detects erroneous data that is fetched by the central processing unit and signals the central processing unit. The parity is generated and checked only for whole memory line accesses. This technique is especially useful for cache memory. The central processing unit can query the memory controller as to the specific location that generated the error and decide the next course of action based on the type of data affected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Timothy Anderson, David Bell, Abhijeet Chachad, Peter Dent, Raguram Damodaran
  • Publication number: 20040165341
    Abstract: An avionics housing has electrical connectors mounted centrally on a front face. Transient voltage suppressors are located in an array of holes in a metal plate to each side of the connectors, beneath removable panels so that they are accessible on the front face after removal of the panels. The suppressors extend through the plate to connect with circuit boards on the opposite side that have tracks connecting with the connectors. A filter module is secured behind the circuit boards and supports filters that connect with connections on the boards. A rear connection assembly carries connectors on its rear surface by which connection is made to circuits within the unit. Flexi-rigid circuits interconnect the rear connectors with socket array boards on the front of the rear connection assembly and these, in turn, connect with contacts on the filter module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Smiths Group plc
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Patent number: 6447337
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a forward assembly with an outer metal housing supporting several insulative blocks containing the connector contacts. The rear end of each contact has a socket into which is inserted the forward end of conductors contained in a rear assembly. Some of the conductors are filtered and others unfiltered. Connection is made to the rear end of the conductors in the rear assembly by means of plates connected at the end of a cable, the plates supporting contacts that are a push-fit in the rear of the conductors in the rear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: John David Anderson, Peter Dent, Paul Hynes
  • Patent number: 6056597
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a row of metal spring clips mounted on the lower half of its outer shell to the rear of the contact block. Screened cables enter the rear of the connector, each screening sheath being doubled over and trapped between an inner stiffening tube and an outer metal collar. The clips make electrical contact with the screening sheaths via the collars. A clamping member on the upper half of the shell bears on the cables on opposite sides of the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Brian Shepherd, Peter Dent
  • Patent number: 5888101
    Abstract: An electrical connector has two parts each with a rectangular shell surrounding contact elements. The outside of one shell and the inside of the other are enlarged in the corners and so that the two shells can only be mated when presented square-on, thereby reducing the risk that the contact elements on one part will be inadvertently contacted by the shell on the other part. The two parts have mating coding members and clamping members located outside the shells, one part having two tower formations in which the coding and clamping members are located. The width of the towers is greater than the width of the shell on the other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Peter Dent, Gavin Harry Mintern, Brian Shepherd, Amanda Jane Wilson
  • Patent number: 5575666
    Abstract: A compliant contact for insertion in a plated hole in a circuit board is machined from a single piece of metal with a shank at one end, which projects through the hole, and a socket at its opposite end, which can be crimped about a conductor inserted in it. Rearwardly of the shank, the contact has an entry region with two convex surfaces tapering away from one another rearwardly to a compliant region. The compliant region has two flat sides and a slot extending between the sides, which divides the region into two resilient blades, each of which has a flat, parallel outer surface. The flat outer surfaces are divided from the flat sides by turned edge portions formed as a part of a common surface of circular section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Smiths Industries Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Peter Dent
  • Patent number: 5444415
    Abstract: In the modulation and demodulation of a plurality of frequency separated channels on a radio frequency carrier by digitally coded speech or data, the speech or data is modulated on a digitally generated sub-carrier by quadrature phase shift keying and after conversion to analogue form the modulated sub-carrier is mixed with an RF carrier of fixed frequency to produce the signal for transmission. Reception and demodulation of the transmitted signal are effected by the reverse processes. Frequency multiplication is effected after the digital to analogue conversion by producing analogue samples of very short duration and applying them to a suitable filter. Frequency division during the analogue to digital conversion is effected by sub-sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 22, 1995
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Dent, Martin Greenwood