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Inventor:
Beckert; Richard D.
Address:
Lake Stevens, WA
No. of patents:
16
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8065026 Vehicle computer system with audio entertainment system November 22, 2011
A vehicle computer system has an audio entertainment system implemented in a logic unit and audio digital signal processor (DSP) independent from the host CPU. The audio entertainment system employs a set of ping/pong buffers and direct memory access (DMA) circuits to transfer data betwe
8001290 Vehicle computer system with audio entertainment system August 16, 2011
A vehicle computer system has an audio entertainment system implemented in a logic unit and audio digital signal processor (DSP) independent from the host CPU. The audio entertainment system employs a set of ping/pong buffers and direct memory access (DMA) circuits to transfer data betwe
7433974 Vehicle computer system with audio entertainment system October 7, 2008
A vehicle computer system has an audio entertainment system implemented in a logic unit and audio digital signal processor (DSP) independent from the host CPU. The audio entertainment system employs a set of ping/pong buffers and direct memory access (DMA) circuits to transfer data betwe
7296258 Software management systems and methods for automotive computing devices November 13, 2007
Methods and systems for operating automotive computing devices are described. In one embodiment, a small amount of static RAM (SRAM) is incorporated into an automotive computing device. The SRAM is battery-backed to provide a non-volatile memory space in which critical data, e.g. the
7254083 Software management methods for automotive computing devices August 7, 2007
Methods and systems for operating automotive computing devices are described. In one embodiment, a small amount of static RAM (SRAM) is incorporated into an automotive computing device. The SRAM is battery-backed to provide a non-volatile memory space in which critical data, e.g. the
7210014 Alternative methods in memory protection April 24, 2007
An exemplary system includes a microprocessor executing an operating system, a memory, a bus connecting the microprocessor to the memory, and a memory protection module controlling access to the memory independent of the microprocessor. Access to the memory may be based on a combination
7085710 Vehicle computer system audio entertainment system August 1, 2006
A vehicle computer system has an audio entertainment system implemented in a logic unit and audio digital signal processor (DSP) independent from the host CPU. The audio entertainment system employs a set of ping/pong buffers and direct memory access (DMA) circuits to transfer data betwe
7051160 Software management systems and methods for automotive computing devices May 23, 2006
Methods and systems for operating automotive computing devices are described. In one embodiment, an automotive computing device is provided having a processor, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and SRAM. An object store is provided for the computing device in the non-volatile mem
7043613 Software management systems and methods for automotive computing devices May 9, 2006
A method for facilitating fast start-up/shut-down of a computing device having a processor, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and SRAM is described. In one embodiment, an object store for the computing device is provided in the non-volatile memory. A fast lossless shut-down of the
6499078 Interrupt handler with prioritized interrupt vector generator December 24, 2002
A hardware-implemented interrupt handler external to a processor handles interrupts destined for the processor. The interrupt handler has a programmable prioritized interrupt array with programmable registers that identify priority levels and handling processes for handling one or more
6202008 Vehicle computer system with wireless internet connectivity March 13, 2001
A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. A computer is mounted within the housing and executes an open platform, multi-tasking operating system. The computer runs multiple applications on the operating system, inclu
6175789 Vehicle computer system with open platform architecture January 16, 2001
A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. A computer is mounted within the housing and executes an open platform, multi-tasking operating system. The computer runs multiple applications on the operating system, inclu
6131051 Interface between a base module and a detachable faceplate in an in-dash automotive accessory October 10, 2000
Described herein is an in-dash automotive accessory having a detachable faceplate with a keypad and a medium resolution color graphics display. The graphic display has a rectangular array of addressable pixels. A serial interface is used to transfer data to and from the faceplate. Al
6009363 Vehicle computer system with high speed data buffer and serial interconnect December 28, 1999
A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. The housing includes a base unit and a faceplate. A first logic unit is mounted to the base unit to form a support module. The support module has two interfacing slots and ca
5949345 Displaying computer information to a driver of a vehicle September 7, 1999
A vehicle computer system includes a display device that is configurable for viewing by a driver of a vehicle while the vehicle is moving. The display device is responsive to a processor that executes application programs in conjunction with an operating system. A plurality of sensors
5794164 Vehicle computer system August 11, 1998
A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location, a computer mounted within the housing, and an open platform operating system which executes on an open hardware architecture computer. The open platform operating system










 
 
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