Patents by Inventor Richard A. Sher

Richard A. Sher 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: 5968114
    Abstract: A memory interface device for facilitating electrical communication between distributed memory and a plurality of processors has a memory interface circuit configured to interface the memory interface device to at least one random access memory, an address generator circuit configured to generate addresses for data stored within the random access memories and a processor interface circuit configured to interface the memory interface device to a plurality of processors. Interfacing the memory interface device to both the random access memories and the plurality of processors facilitates simultaneous non-interruptible access by all of the processors to data stored in the random access memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Wentka, Richard A. Sher
  • Patent number: 5970510
    Abstract: A distributed memory addressing system has a plurality of separate processing elements. Each processing element has at least one CPU. A shared memory is utilized to store data to be used by the separate processing elements, as required. A high bandwidth interface interconnects processing elements and the shared memory. The high bandwidth interface is configured so as to provide non-blocking access to the shared memory for each of the processing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Sher, Jerry Rogers, Mark J. Wentka