Patents by Inventor Robert Reinschmidt

Robert Reinschmidt 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: 4621201
    Abstract: A circuit structure, and method for forming the structure, permits wafer scale integration by fabricating plural copies of the circuit in integrated circuit form, and interconnecting predetermined circuit element groups of the copies in a manner that permits a majority voting operation to take place. In this manner, defective circuit elements are masked by being out-voted by corresponding non-defective circuit elements that participate in the voting process. Alternate embodiments of a voter unit, used to implement the voting operation, includes a preferred embodiment that takes advantage of emitter-coupled-logic structure to provide a multiplex, voter, latch combination capable of selectively implementing normal and diagnostic operation. Included in the preferred embodiment of the voter unit is a fused link that implements a repair operation in the event there exists more defective circuit element groups than non-defective circuit element groups participating in the voting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1986
    Assignee: Trilogy Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Carlton G. Amdahl, Gene M. Amdahl, Robert Reinschmidt