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Samson; Eric
Folsom, CA
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8199158 Performance allocation method and apparatus June 12, 2012
In accordance with some embodiments, a graphics process frame generation frame rate may be monitored in combination with a utilization or work load metric for the graphics process in order to allocate performance resources to the graphics process and in some cases, between the graphics
8072451 Efficient Z testing December 6, 2011
Z testing during computer graphics rendering is performed in a manner so as to optimize rendering. The status of a pixel as non-promotable may be tracked using a pixel status array (PSA). Each PSA row may contain bits which correspond to the non-promotable status of pixels. Each row may
7925899 Method, system, and apparatus for runtime power estimation April 12, 2011
Assertions of sentinel nodes within a device may be used to calculate device power consumption at runtime. These power estimates may be used to estimate a device temperature or leakage power, and/or may be used to make device throttling decisions.
7724264 Calculating display mode values May 25, 2010
Values are calculated which control the manner in which a display streamer directs the movement of display data. The values are stored in the display streamer.
6693641 Calculating display mode values February 17, 2004
Values are calculated which control the manner in which a display streamer directs the movement of display data. The values are stored in the display streamer.
6549211 System and method for increasing the efficiency and reliability of the storage of sequential dat April 15, 2003
A method, apparatus and system for storing data wherein pieces of data are selectively combined at times when a storage device is not able to accept requests to store data for a duration sufficient that multiple additional pieces of data have been received since the last request to store
6298121 Method and apparatus for making a voice and/or data call over a single analog phone line using a October 2, 2001
An enhanced micro-controller having multiple operating modes is provided to an otherwise conventional data circuit terminating equipment (DCE). The enhanced micro-controller, responsive to local events as well as local and remote commands, controls the operation of the DCE in one of at l

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