Patents by Inventor Robert Alkire

Robert Alkire 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: 20070168560
    Abstract: Method and system for compressing URL request parameters is provided. At least a portion of a URL is converted from a first form into at least a second form and communicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventor: Robert Alkire
  • Publication number: 20060013473
    Abstract: A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The reconfigurable image processing system can be optimized to efficiently perform specialized computations, such as real-time video and audio processing. This reconfigurable image processing system provides high performance via high computational density, high memory bandwidth, and high I/O bandwidth. Generally, the reconfigurable image processing system and its control structure include a homogeneous array of 16 field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) and 16 static random access memories (SRAM) arranged in a partial torus configuration. The reconfigurable image processing system also includes a PCI bus interface chip, a clock control chip, and a datapath chip. It can be implemented in a single board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: John Woodfill, Henry Baker, Brian Herzen, Robert Alkire