Patents Examined by Mark Connolly
  • Patent number: 11907030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that may be implemented in real time to determine the total volumetric rate of airflow through a chassis enclosure of an information handling system platform directly from real time measured cooling fan power consumption in combination with standalone or system-level cooling fan power characteristics (e.g., expressed as cooling fan power curves) that relate cooling fan volumetric airflow rate to cooling fan power consumption at the current fan rotation speed. This determined value of total real time volumetric airflow rate may then be used, for example, by individual system level thermal control algorithms and/or data center level thermal control algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard Eiland, Hasnain Shabbir
  • Patent number: 11894936
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a power adapter configured for direct connection to a Power Supply Unit (PSU) installed in a network device, the power adapter comprising a power input port for receiving power on an Ethernet cable, a power converter module for converting the power received at the power input port to a PSU input power, and a power output connector for connection with a PSU power input connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Joel Richard Goergen, Chad M. Jones, Jessica Kiefer, Douglas Paul Arduini
  • Patent number: 11879652
    Abstract: A device-registration-work assisting system includes a plurality of notification units, and a mobile terminal carriable by a worker. Each notification unit is built in or disposed near one of a plurality of devices subjected to registration work. The mobile terminal includes a display unit configured to display information regarding each of the devices, and a selection unit configured to select a corresponding one of the devices. The notification unit is configured to notify the worker by light, sound, or motion in response to the corresponding device being selected with the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Higashiyama, Hiroshi Dohmae, Daisuke Satou, Sou Yanagimoto
  • Patent number: 11880190
    Abstract: Provided is a deployment platform for deployment of an industrial application on an edge computing device, ECD, connected to the controller of a machine tool, MT, the deployment platform including a model management component, MMC, adapted to instantiate a generic machine tool model, GMTM, stored in a memory to provide a machine instance model, MIM, of the respective machine tool, MT, on the basis of a machine tool data report, MTDR, received by the model management component, MMC, from the edge computing device, ECD, of the respective machine tool, MT, and further adapted to convert generic data requirements, gR, of a generic industrial application into machine tool specific requirements, mtsR, using the machine instance model, MIM, of the respective machine tool, MT, wherein an instantiated industrial application for the machine tool, MT, is provided by instantiating the generic industrial application by extending its configuration data with machine tool specific requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Michal Skubacz, Gunther Birk, Jan-Gregor Fischer, Steffen Lamparter, Maja Milicic Brandt, Josep Soler Garrido
  • Patent number: 11870243
    Abstract: Provided is a renewable power generation plant, a computer program product and method of controlling a renewable power generation plant including a power converter for connecting the renewable power generation plant to a power transmission network; a circuit breaker arrangement between the power converter and the power transmission network including a circuit breaker for each phase of the renewable power generation plant; and a converter controller configured to generate control signals for the power converter and control signals for the circuit breaker arrangement; which method includes the steps of detecting the occurrence of a phase-to-ground fault event in one of the phases of the power transmission network; issuing control signals to the circuit breaker arrangement to keep the circuit breakers closed during the phase-to-ground event; and issuing control signals to the power converter to ride through the phase-to-ground fault event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Marco Matuonto, Santiago Lentijo, Rajat Majumder, Didier Velez Castellano
  • Patent number: 11860703
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein determining one or more vulnerable instructions in workload code and determining one or more additional instructions to be inserted in the workload code based at least in part on a power model of a system bus of a processor, when a power model of a processor is dependent on an order of instructions of workload code, inserting the one or more additional instructions with dependency to the workload code to produce complementary power consumption of the system bus to power consumption of the system bus from executing the one or more vulnerable instructions; and when the power model is not dependent on the order of instructions of workload code, inserting the one or more additional instructions without dependency to the workload code to produce complementary power consumption of the system bus to power consumption of the system bus from executing the one or more vulnerable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Abhishek Chakraborty, Chen Liu, Jason Fung, Neer Roggel
  • Patent number: 11852367
    Abstract: A control device causes an air conditioning apparatus to execute a temperature adjustment operation of causing a first temperature to approach a first target temperature at a target time point and causing a second temperature to approach a second target temperature at the target time point. The first temperature is a surface temperature of a partition portion including at least one of a floor, a wall, and a ceiling facing a target space. The second temperature is an indoor temperature of the target space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Shinsuke Harada, Zuozhou Chen, Kaname Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11853135
    Abstract: A heat dissipation control method is disclosed, wherein the heat generation speed of a heat dissipation channel may be calculated according to a power consumption value of each component in the heat dissipation channel, and a radiator is then controlled on the basis of the heat generation speed, whereby the heat dissipation speed of the heat dissipation channel is comparable to the heat generation speed. A heat dissipation control apparatus and device are further disclosed, which have the same beneficial effects as the heat dissipation control method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Hongrui Han
  • Patent number: 11836026
    Abstract: A system includes multiple hardware circuits and protection circuitry. The multiple hardware circuits are coupled to respective power domains having respective sets of domain-specific power settings. The protection circuitry is configured to monitor requests in which one or more of the hardware circuits request transitions between the domain-specific power settings, to determine, from among multiple system-level combinations of the domain-specific power settings, a subset of system-level combinations that could potentially be traversed in performing the requested transitions, and to initiate a responsive action upon detecting that any of the system-level combinations in the subset is specified as invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Doron Rajwan, Ami Schwartzman, Lior Zimet
  • Patent number: 11834943
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for controlling operation of a drilling machine includes determining a rock-coal transition and enabling both the real-time control of the blasthole drilling operation of the drilling machine responsive to the determination of the rock-coal transition or using the rock-coal transition information for mine planning in a post-processing application. Such controlling can include stopping the drilling operation of the drilling machine prior to or upon reaching the coal. Mine planning allows for more efficient removal of the exploitable coal. The determining and controlling can be performed in real time based on specialized transformation of Monitor-While Drilling (MWD) data from one or more sensors of the drilling machine while the drilling machine is drilling. The mine planning application is based on processing the Monitor-While Drilling (MWD) data from one or more sensors of the drilling machine after the drilling machine has completed the drilling of a blasthole or blastholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Peck Tech Consulting Ltd.
    Inventors: Gilles Eric Palobde Zagre, Viktor Shlenchak, Jonathan Phillip Peck
  • Patent number: 11835928
    Abstract: Real-time dynamic process modeling in an online model-based process control computing environment. A solver system utilizes an oracle to implement adaptive algorithms for a mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) solver and a nonlinear programming (NLP) solver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Rajkumar Vedam, Detong Zhang, Purt Tanartkit, Gareth Hillier, Sanjay Desai, John C. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11829223
    Abstract: End users subscribe to use information handling systems having a selected of available performance characteristics defined by a battery configuration selected to build the information handling systems. A manufacturer meets subscriptions with information handling systems built from an inventory of new main batteries, deployed batteries of information handling system in use by subscribers, and separated batteries taken from returned information handling systems and re-used. End user subscriptions are met in part by building replacement information handling systems with separated batteries having a useful life remaining that aligns with end user battery usage patterns tracked over time, benchmarked performance metrics and end user subscription performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Trevor Morrison, Jace W. Files, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert
  • Patent number: 11815981
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of operating a flexible and optimized power management unit (PMU) for multiple power supply scenarios are described. One integrated circuit includes a first terminal to couple to an unregulated power supply, a second terminal to couple to a regulated power supply, a first regulator, and a second regulator. The first regulator outputs a first supply voltage in a first configuration, and the second regulator outputs a second supply voltage in a second configuration. The first and second regulators do not operate concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Radhika Venkatasubramanian, Stephen W. Dow, Prasad Rao Kotra, Victor Simileysky, Ataur Rehman Khan, David Moeller, Brian Ballweber
  • Patent number: 11815970
    Abstract: System boot-up can be enabled in low temperature environments. A laptop or other battery-powered computing device can include multiple batteries and a battery architecture that allows the multiple batteries to simultaneously discharge to thereby provide adequate power to boot the system in low temperature environments. The battery architecture may also allow a battery with a higher relative state of charge to charge another battery with a lower relative state of charge to thereby equalize the batteries' relative states of charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yi-Hao Yeh, Gary Charles, John Robert Lerma, Cheng-Hung Yang, Wei-Che Chang
  • Patent number: 11809255
    Abstract: A method for predicting service life of a battery unit previously used within at least one first application, the method comprising: assessing a battery capacity of the battery unit at an end of a first service life of the battery unit within the at least one first application, identifying a suitable second application for the battery unit by comparing the assessed battery capacity to given power requirements of at least one suggested second application, obtaining ageing data indicative of battery ageing of the battery unit in its at least one first application, predicting an expected second service life of the battery unit in the identified second application based on at least information relating to a planned usage of the battery unit in the second application and on the obtained ageing data from the at least one first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: Hamed Hooshyar
  • Patent number: 11809252
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to management of battery-use by one or more computing resources in the event of a power outage. Data used by one or more computing resources can be backed-up using battery power. Battery power is allocated to data back-up operations based at least on one or more of: criticality level of data, priority of an application that processes the data, or priority level of resource. The computing resource can back-up data to a persistent storage media. The computing resource can store a log of data that is backed-up or not backed-up. The log can be used by the computing resource to access the backed-up data for continuing to process the data and to determine what data is not available for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Suraj Prabhakaran, Karthik Kumar, Uzair Qureshi, Timothy Verrall
  • Patent number: 11809251
    Abstract: A first overcurrent detecting unit to detect whether or not a current supplied from a power source unit to an external device exceeds a first criterion value. A second overcurrent detecting unit to detect whether or not the current supplied from the power source unit to the external device exceeds a second criterion value that is a criterion value higher than the first criterion value, a timer unit in which a time corresponding to a time from a time point at which switching from electric power supplied from the power source unit to the external device in a period, in which a negotiation is performed, to electric power corresponding to a result of the negotiation with the external device is performed to a time before the supply of the electric power becomes stable is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Sharp NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideaki Hosono
  • Patent number: 11803224
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power management method, a multi-processing unit system, and a power management module thereof. The multi-processing unit system comprises a plurality of local power management units and a global power management unit, each of the local power management units corresponds to a processing unit of the multi-processing unit system. The power management method comprises: obtaining, using the global power management unit, a global power budget for the multi-processing unit system; allocating, using the global power management unit, local power budget for each of the local power management units according to the global power budget and power management parameters of the processing units; managing, using the local power management unit, local power resources of corresponding processing unit based on the allocated local power budget; reporting, using the local power management unit, the power management parameters of the processing unit to the global power management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: T-Head (Shanghai) Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haoran Li, Fei Sun
  • Patent number: 11796208
    Abstract: Indoor personnel information identifying apparatus and method for assisting an air conditioning system of on-demand air supply are provided, the apparatus includes a data acquisition device, an information processing device and an information display device, the data acquisition device is configured to acquire weight information and shoe image information of personnel in real time, the information processing device is configured to predict an total calorific value of indoor personnel according to a real-time number of indoor personnel and obtain recommended air supply parameter information for the air conditioning system according to the total calorific value, the information display device is configured to receive and display personnel information processed by the data acquisition device and the information processing device and the recommended air supply parameter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Bin Yang, Dacheng Jin, Yihang Liu, Pengju Liu, Bingan Pan, Pengfei Yang
  • Patent number: 11789508
    Abstract: A power supply signal conditioning system includes a power supply, one or more loads, and a drive-sense circuit (DSC). The power supply is operably coupled to one or more loads. When enabled, the power supply configured to output a power supply signal having a DC (direct current) voltage component and a ripple voltage component that is based on conversion of an AC (alternating current) signal in accordance with generating the power supply signal. The DSC is operably coupled to the power supply. When enabled, the DSC is configured simultaneously to sense the power supply signal and, based on sensing of the power supply signal, adaptively to process the power supply signal in accordance with reducing or eliminating the ripple voltage component of the power supply signal to generate a conditioned power supply signal to service the one or more loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.