Patents by Inventor Yerell Boaen

Yerell Boaen 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: 5020020
    Abstract: A computer interconnect system uses packet data transmission over serial links connecting nodes of a network. The serial links may provide simultaneous dual paths for transmit/receive. An adapter couples a CPU or the like at a node to the serial link. The adapter includes a packet memory for temporarily storing transmit packets and receive packets, along with a port processor for executing the protocol. Packets of data are transferred between the system bus of the CPU and the packet memory by a pair of data movers, one for read and one for write. All of the serial links of the system are connected to a distribution hub which forwards a transmitted packet to a destination node based upon an address sent with the packet. If the path to the destination node is busy, the hub returns a "flow control" signal to the source node, and in response to this signal the transmitted packet is aborted so that time on the network is not wasted by needless transmission that must be discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen T. Pomfret, Richard Lary, Yerell Boaen