Patents by Inventor Robert K. Montoye

Robert K. Montoye 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: 9460383
    Abstract: A reconfigurable neural network circuit is provided. The reconfigurable neural network circuit comprises an electronic synapse array including multiple synapses interconnecting a plurality of digital electronic neurons. Each neuron comprises an integrator that integrates input spikes and generates a signal when the integrated inputs exceed a threshold. The circuit further comprises a control module for reconfiguring the synapse array. The control module comprises a global final state machine that controls timing for operation of the circuit, and a priority encoder that allows spiking neurons to sequentially access the synapse array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Steven K. Esser, Daniel J. Friedman, Yong Liu, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Bipin Rajendran, Jae-sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Publication number: 20160269004
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing data includes a latch circuit comprising a first set of transistors that propagate an input signal to an output signal and a second set of transistors that do not propagate the input signal of the latch circuit to the output signal wherein a gate pitch for the first set of transistors is substantially greater than a gate pitch for the second set of transistors. Also disclosed herein, a method for improving circuit performance includes receiving an electronic representation of a plurality of latching circuits associated with a design file and increasing transistor gate pitch for selected transistors of the plurality of latching circuits, wherein the selected transistors comprise transistors that propagate an input signal to an output signal. The method may also include fabricating a chip comprising the plurality of latching circuits. A computer program product corresponding to the method is also disclosed within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Leland Chang, Robert K. Montoye
  • Publication number: 20160260008
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a time-division multiplexed neurosynaptic module with implicit memory addressing for implementing a universal substrate of adaptation. One embodiment comprises a neurosynaptic device including a memory device that maintains neuron attributes for multiple neurons. The module further includes multiple bit maps that maintain incoming firing events for different periods of delay and a multi-way processor. The processor includes a memory array that maintains a plurality of synaptic weights. The processor integrates incoming firing events in a time-division multiplexing manner. Incoming firing events are integrated based on the neuron attributes and the synaptic weights maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: John V. Arthur, Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Daniel J. Friedman, Paul A. Merolla, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Jae-sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Publication number: 20160247063
    Abstract: A reconfigurable neural network circuit is provided. The reconfigurable neural network circuit comprises an electronic synapse array including multiple synapses interconnecting a plurality of digital electronic neurons. Each neuron comprises an integrator that integrates input spikes and generates a signal when the integrated inputs exceed a threshold. The circuit further comprises a control module for reconfiguring the synapse array. The control module comprises a global final state machine that controls timing for operation of the circuit, and a priority encoder that allows spiking neurons to sequentially access the synapse array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Steven K. Esser, Daniel J. Friedman, Yong Liu, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Bipin Rajendran, Jae-Sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Patent number: 9373073
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a time-division multiplexed neurosynaptic module with implicit memory addressing for implementing a universal substrate of adaptation. One embodiment comprises a neurosynaptic device including a memory device that maintains neuron attributes for multiple neurons. The module further includes multiple bit maps that maintain incoming firing events for different periods of delay and a multi-way processor. The processor includes a memory array that maintains a plurality of synaptic weights. The processor integrates incoming firing events in a time-division multiplexing manner. Incoming firing events are integrated based on the neuron attributes and the synaptic weights maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Arthur, Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Daniel J. Friedman, Paul A. Merolla, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Jae-sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Publication number: 20160172970
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing on-chip voltage-regulated power includes a switched capacitor voltage conversion circuit that receives an elevated power demand signal and operates at a base rate when the elevated power demand signal is not active and at an elevated rate when the elevated power demand signal is active. The switched capacitor voltage conversion circuit comprises an auxiliary set of transistors that are disabled, when the elevated power demand signal is not active and enabled, when the elevated power demand signal is active. The apparatus may also include a droop detection circuit that monitors a monitored power signal and activates the elevated power demand signal in response to the monitored power signal dropping below a selected voltage level. The monitored power signal may be a voltage input provided by an input power supply for the switched capacitor voltage conversion circuit. A corresponding method is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Leland Chang, Robert K. Montoye, Jae-sun Seo, Albert M. Young
  • Publication number: 20160147451
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes issuing, to a DRAM with EIP, a first group of two or more load requests to load data from a hash table constructed from hashed join-key values of a dimension table for a hash-join procedure. A second group of two or more load requests is issued. First response data is received, responsive to the first group of load requests. The first response data is processed while awaiting second response data responsive to the second group. Processing the first response data includes identifying matches between the join-key values corresponding to entries in the load requests of the first group and one or more hash buckets in the first response data. The size of the second group of load requests is selected such that a time for processing the first response data is approximately equal to the latency in receiving the second response data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Derby, Charles L. Johnson, Robert K. Montoye, Dheeraj Sreedhar, Steven P. VanderWiel
  • Publication number: 20160147450
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes issuing, to a DRAM with EIP, a first group of two or more load requests to load data from a hash table constructed from hashed join-key values of a dimension table for a hash-join procedure. A second group of two or more load requests is issued. First response data is received, responsive to the first group of load requests. The first response data is processed while awaiting second response data responsive to the second group. Processing the first response data includes identifying matches between the join-key values corresponding to entries in the load requests of the first group and one or more hash buckets in the first response data. The size of the second group of load requests is selected such that a time for processing the first response data is approximately equal to the latency in receiving the second response data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Derby, Charles Johnson, Robert K. Montoye, Dheeraj Sreedhar, Steven P. VanderWiel
  • Publication number: 20160110640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a time-division multiplexed neurosynaptic module with implicit memory addressing for implementing a neural network. One embodiment comprises maintaining neuron attributes for multiple neurons and maintaining incoming firing events for different time steps. For each time step, incoming firing events for said time step are integrated in a time-division multiplexing manner. Incoming firing events are integrated based on the neuron attributes maintained. For each time step, the neuron attributes maintained are updated in parallel based on the integrated incoming firing events for said time step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: John V. Arthur, Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Daniel J. Friedman, Paul A. Merolla, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Jae-sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Patent number: 9281821
    Abstract: A method for enabling double pumping in a limited switch dynamic logic circuit includes precharging a dynamic node in accordance with a first clock signal and a second clock signal. The dynamic node is evaluated to a first value in response to one or more first input signals of a first evaluation tree in accordance with the first clock signal. The dynamic node is evaluated to a second value in response to one or more second input signals of a second evaluation tree in accordance with the second clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leland Chang, Robert K. Montoye, Yutaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9276580
    Abstract: A dynamic logic circuit includes a precharge device configured to precharge a dynamic node in accordance with a first and second evaluation clock signal. A first evaluation tree is configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a first value in response to one or more first input signals in accordance with the first evaluation clock signal. A second evaluation tree configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a second value in response to one or more second input signals in accordance with the second evaluation clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leland Chang, Robert K. Montoye, Yutaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9239984
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a time-division multiplexed neurosynaptic module with implicit memory addressing for implementing a neural network. One embodiment comprises maintaining neuron attributes for multiple neurons and maintaining incoming firing events for different time steps. For each time step, incoming firing events for said time step are integrated in a time-division multiplexing manner. Incoming firing events are integrated based on the neuron attributes maintained. For each time step, the neuron attributes maintained are updated in parallel based on the integrated incoming firing events for said time step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John V. Arthur, Bernard V. Brezzo, Leland Chang, Daniel J. Friedman, Paul A. Merolla, Dharmendra S. Modha, Robert K. Montoye, Jae-sun Seo, Jose A. Tierno
  • Publication number: 20150370711
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed that enable the allocation of a cache portion of a memory buffer to be utilized by an on-cache function controller (OFC) to execute processing functions on “main line” data. A particular method may include receiving, at a memory buffer, a request from a memory controller for allocation of a cache portion of the memory buffer. The method may also include acquiring, by an on-cache function controller (OFC) of the memory buffer, the requested cache portion of the memory buffer. The method may further include executing, by the OFC, a processing function on data stored at the cache portion of the memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Edgar R. Cordero, David M. Daly, Robert K. Montoye, Saravanan Sethuraman, Diyanesh B. Chinnakkonda Vidyapoornachary
  • Publication number: 20150370706
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed that enable the allocation of a cache portion of a memory buffer to be utilized by an on-cache function controller (OFC) to execute processing functions on “main line” data. A particular method may include receiving, at a memory buffer, a request from a memory controller for allocation of a cache portion of the memory buffer. The method may also include acquiring, by an on-cache function controller (OFC) of the memory buffer, the requested cache portion of the memory buffer. The method may further include executing, by the OFC, a processing function on data stored at the cache portion of the memory buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Edgar R. Cordero, David M. Daly, Robert K. Montoye, Saravanan Sethuraman, Diyanesh B. Chinnakkonda Vidyapoornachary
  • Patent number: 9160533
    Abstract: A system for random number generation may include non-volatile memory, and a random number stored on the non-volatile memory. The system may also include a key linked to the random number. The system may further include a computer-apparatus designed to use the random number based upon the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozlosk, Robert K. Montoye, Raquel Norel, John J. Rice
  • Patent number: 9148281
    Abstract: A system for random number generation may include non-volatile memory, and a random number stored on the non-volatile memory. The system may also include a key linked to the random number. The system may further include a computer-apparatus designed to use the random number based upon the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Kozlosk, Robert K. Montoye, Raquel Norel, John J. Rice
  • Publication number: 20150222267
    Abstract: A method for enabling double pumping in a limited switch dynamic logic circuit includes precharging a dynamic node in accordance with a first clock signal and a second clock signal. The dynamic node is evaluated to a first value in response to one or more first input signals of a first evaluation tree in accordance with the first clock signal. The dynamic node is evaluated to a second value in response to one or more second input signals of a second evaluation tree in accordance with the second clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: LELAND CHANG, ROBERT K. MONTOYE, YUTAKA NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9093151
    Abstract: A regular expression matcher system, including: a deterministic finite state machine (DFSM); a ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) matcher to compare a word stored at the TCAM matcher to an input stream, wherein the word determines a state-to-state transition of the DFSM from a comparison result; a programmable logic connected to an output of the TCAM matcher to identify a next state in the DFSM based on the comparison result; a state register to update a current state of the DFSM to the next state; and a collection data structure coupled to the TCAM matcher and the programmable logic to store a sequence of required state transitions for the DFSM, wherein the programmable logic determines a next required state transition to be matched from the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Freitas, Robert K. Montoye, Rajendra Shinde
  • Publication number: 20150194962
    Abstract: A dynamic logic circuit includes a precharge device configured to precharge a dynamic node in accordance with a first and second evaluation clock signal. A first evaluation tree is configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a first value in response to one or more first input signals in accordance with the first evaluation clock signal. A second evaluation tree configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a second value in response to one or more second input signals in accordance with the second evaluation clock signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: LELAND CHANG, ROBERT K. MONTOYE, YUTAKA NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9030234
    Abstract: A limited switch dynamic logic (LSDL) circuit includes a dynamic logic circuit and a static logic circuit. The dynamic logic circuit includes a precharge device configured to precharge a dynamic node during a precharge phase of a first evaluation clock signal and a second evaluation clock signal. A first evaluation tree is configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a first logic value in response to one or more first input signals during an evaluation phase of the first evaluation clock signal. A second evaluation tree is configured to evaluate the dynamic node to a second logic value in response to one or more second input signals during an evaluation phase of the second evaluation clock signal. A static logic circuit is configured to provide an output of the LSDL circuit in response to the dynamic node according to an output latch clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Leland Chang, Robert K. Montoye, Yutaka Nakamura