Patents by Inventor Sana Damani

Sana Damani 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: 20220027194
    Abstract: Warp sharding techniques to switch execution between divergent shards on instructions that trigger a long stall, thereby interleaving execution between diverged threads within a warp instead of across warps. The technique may be applied to mitigate pipeline stalls in applications with low warp occupancy and high divergence. Warp data cache locality may also be improved by concentrating memory accesses within a warp rather than spreading them across warps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Sana Damani, Mark Stephenson, Ram Rangan, Daniel Robert Johnson, Rishkul Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20200081748
    Abstract: Convergence of threads executing common code sections is facilitated using instructions inserted at strategic locations in computer code sections. The inserted instructions enable the threads in a warp or other group to cooperate with a thread scheduler to promote thread convergence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: NVIDIA Corp.
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Johnson, Jack Choquette, Oliver Giroux, Michael Patrick McKeown, Mark Stephenson, Sana Damani