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Mark J French, Phillip Keslin, Steven E Molnar, Adam Clark Weitkemper: Early Z testing for multiple render targets. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, July 24, 2012: US08228328 (15 worldwide citation)

The current invention involves new systems and methods for computing per-sample post-z test coverage when the memory is organized in multiple partitions that may not match the number of shaders. Shaded pixels output by the shaders can be processed by one of several z raster operations units. The sha ...


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Adam Clark Weitkemper, Steven E Molnar, Mark J French, Cass W Everitt: Methods and systems for reusing memory addresses in a graphics system. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, August 16, 2011: US07999820 (7 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for reusing memory addresses in a graphics system are disclosed, so that instances of address translation hardware can be reduced. One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes mapping a footprint on a display screen to a group of contiguous physical ...


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Steven E Molnar, Mark J French, Cass W Everitt, Adam Clark Weitkemper, Phillip Keslin, David L Anderson, George R Lynch: Prescient cache management. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan L, December 1, 2009: US07626588 (6 worldwide citation)

Prescient cache management methods and systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a local cache that operates within a raster engine operations stage of a graphics rendering pipeline is managed by following a number of caching decisions related to a number of cached tiles. Each of these cached tiles ...


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Michael L Riebling, David A Smith, William M Niemier, Adam Clark: In-grade light fixture with hydraulic isolation. Genlyte Thomas Group, James E Cole, Middleton Reutlinger, March 14, 2006: US07011436 (4 worldwide citation)

An in-grade light fixture is described herein. The in-grade light fixture has a main housing having an open top end with a lens covering the open top end. A side car splice compartment is adjacent to the lens along an upper portion of the housing. A hydraulic isolation chamber extends vertically dow ...


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Steven E Molnar, Mark J French, Cass W Everitt, Adam Clark Weitkemper, Phillip Keslin, David L Anderson, George R Lynch: Prescient cache management. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, November 10, 2009: US07616209 (4 worldwide citation)

Prescient cache management methods and systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, within a pre-raster engine operations stage in a graphics rendering pipeline, tile entries are stored in a buffer. Each of these tile entries is related a transaction request that enters the pre-raster engine operations ...


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Steven E Molnar, Cass W Everitt, Roger L Allen, Gary M Tarolli, John M Danskin, Adam Clark Weitkemper, Mark J French: Method and system for improving data coherency in a parallel rendering system. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, December 27, 2011: US08085272 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and system for improving data coherency in a parallel rendering system is disclosed. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of receiving a common input stream, tracking a periodic event associated with the common input stream, gen ...


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Mark J French, Emmett M Kilgariff, Steven E Molnar, Walter R Steiner, Douglas A Voorhies, Adam Clark Weitkemper: Optimizing a graphics rendering pipeline using early Z-mode. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, January 13, 2015: US08933933 (2 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention sets forth an architecture for advancing the Z-test operation prior to pixel shading whenever possible. The current rendering state, as maintained by the setup engine, determines whether advancing the Z-test function above the shader engine for “early” Z-testi ...


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Adam Clark: Square bale loader and feeder. Richard C Conover, June 5, 2012: US08192130 (2 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for loading and feeding hay bales including a transport vehicle having a flatbed and a tiltable support frame mounted to the flatbed for carrying a stack of bales. A hoist is used to tilt the support frame from a horizontal hay bale transport position to a vertical position against a bale ...


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Mark J French, Phillip Keslin, Steven E Molnar, Adam Clark Weitkemper: Z-test result reconciliation with multiple partitions. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, July 31, 2012: US08232991 (1 worldwide citation)

The current invention involves new systems and methods for computing per-sample post-z test coverage when the memory is organized in multiple partitions that may not match the number of shaders. Shaded pixels output by the shaders can be processed by one of several z raster operations units. The sha ...


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Adam Clark Wietkemper, Steven E Molnar, Mark J French, Cass W Everitt: Methods and systems for reusing memory addresses in a graphics system. NVIDIA Corporation, Patterson & Sheridan, May 17, 2011: US07944452 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for reusing memory addresses in a graphics system are disclosed, so that instances of address translation hardware can be reduced. One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes mapping a footprint in screen space to a group of contiguous physical mem ...