Patents Examined by Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11366701
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a control board operatively coupled to a modular compute boards and to a resource boards by (1) a first connection associated with control information and not data, and (2) a second connection associated with data and not control information. The control board can determine a computation load and a physical resource requirement for a time period. The control board can send, to the modular compute board and via the first connection, a signal indicating an allocation of that modular compute board during the time period. The control board can send, from the control board to the resource board, a signal indicating an allocation of that resource board to the modular compute board such that that resource board allocates at least a portion of its resources during the time period based on at least one of the computation load or the physical resource requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Management Services Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Scott Morgan, Steven Yates
  • Patent number: 11361079
    Abstract: A chipset for an end device comprises at least a Secure Processor into which a one-time programmable memory storage is integrated, wherein in the chipset at least an end-device serial number of the end device is stored, wherein in the one-time programmable memory information is stored for securing the end-device serial number against tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Götze, Claus Dietze
  • Patent number: 11351736
    Abstract: An NC device, which is a numerical control device, includes: a program analyzing unit that analyzes a machining program to obtain a movement path along which to move a supply position of a material on a workpiece; a storage temperature extracting unit that extracts, from data on surface temperature of the workpiece, storage temperature in an area including the movement path on the workpiece; a layering volume calculating unit that calculates a volume of a layer forming an object on the basis of a relation between the storage temperature and a volume of the material that solidifies at the storage temperature in a given time; and a layering shape changing unit that changes a shape of the layer on the basis of the volume of the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Uozumi, Nobuhiro Shinohara, Daiji Morita, Nobuyuki Sumi
  • Patent number: 11344952
    Abstract: A three-dimensional additive manufacturing device is configured to emit a beam to a powder bed formed by laying a powder on a base plate to harden the powder bed selectively. A sensor is configured to detect the shape or the temperature of a surface of the powder bed or a modeling surface. A defect in laying of the powder or a defect in emission of the beam is corrected based on the detection result, before completion of forming of the next layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Narita, Toshiya Watanabe, Akio Kondou, Hidetaka Haraguchi, Shuji Tanigawa, Masashi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11340911
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for installing patches using a jail. In an example, a computing node boots from a first partition and then mounts a second partition. The computing node can install an upgrade image for an operating system on the second partition. The computing node can then create a jail that sets the mount point of the second partition as the apparent root directory, and install one or more patches within the jail. The computing node can then reboot from the patched and upgraded operating system of the second partition. In this manner, the node can be upgraded with an operating system and one or more patches, while being rebooted once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Jared O'Dell, Douglas Kilpatrick, Gene W. Lee, Sophia Anderson
  • Patent number: 11338506
    Abstract: A lamination molding apparatus includes a chamber that covers a molding region, an irradiator that irradiates a material layer formed in the molding region with a laser beam or an electron beam and forms a solidified layer, a supply port that supplies an inert gas to the chamber, a discharge port that discharges the inert gas from the chamber, an inert gas supplier which is connected to the supply port and supplies the inert gas to the chamber, a fume collector, and an oxygen concentration adjustor. The fume collector has an inlet, a charging section, a collecting section, and an outlet. The oxygen concentration adjustor is connected between the discharge port and the charging section and supplies, to the fume collector, an adjusting gas having an oxygen concentration higher than an oxygen concentration of the inert gas which is discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsutaka Muranaka
  • Patent number: 11318682
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing three dimensional objects can include logic to apply a gas with at least one flow rate to a vessel of a three dimensional printer. The logic can also detect a permeability of a build material residing within the vessel, wherein the permeability is calculated based on a plurality of pressure values detected by a plurality of pressure sensors residing in the vessel, and apply the gas with a predetermined humidity level at a second flow rate to modify the permeability of the build material residing in the vessel. Furthermore, the logic can initialize manufacturing a three dimensional object with the build material in response to detecting the permeability of the build material is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Luke Sosnowski, Justin M. Roman
  • Patent number: 11314868
    Abstract: A system root of trust device of a computing system authenticates boot images associated with data processing units of the computing system. The device includes at least one processor configured to determine whether a first set of boot code associated with a first processor of the computing system is authentic, in response to determining that the first set of boot code is authentic, reset the first processor to allow the first processor to boot and authenticate first executable code to be executed by the first processor, after resetting the first processor, determine whether a second set of boot code associated with a second processor of the computing system is authentic, and in response to determining that the second set of boot code is authentic, reset the second processor to allow the second processor to boot and to authenticate second executable code to be executed by the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Fungible, Inc.
    Inventors: Yvonne Hou, Sunil Mekad, Prathap Sirishe, Satish D Deo, Umar Badusha
  • Patent number: 11314869
    Abstract: A processor including hardware and performing control in accordance with an input signal is configured to: read, after the processor is booted, firmware information including an encrypted authentication file and an execution program to be executed by the processor; decrypt the encrypted authentication file with reference to the read encrypted authentication file and key information for decrypting the encrypted authentication file; execute the execution program in the processor when the encrypted authentication file is decrypted; and stop the execution of the execution program in the processor when the decryption of the encrypted authentication file fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masashige Kimura
  • Patent number: 11301567
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor, an external port communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to receive an external information handling resource and couple the external information handling resource to the processor, and a basic input/output system comprising a program of instructions executable by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Puri R. Malluru, Daniel L. Smythia, Ibrahim Sayyed, Chris C. Griffin, Anand P. Joshi
  • Patent number: 11295019
    Abstract: A basic input/output system may be configured to, during a boot of the information handling system and responsive to a condition for launching the secondary operating system: initialize a network driver for communicating with a network via a network interface, download from a secure, verified network location within the network a security manifest file for a most recent version of the secondary operating system, the security manifest file comprising metadata regarding a file system layout for the most recent version of the secondary operating system, based on the file system layout of the security manifest file and an actual file system layout of the secondary operating system as stored within an information handling system, determine one or more portions of the secondary operating system requiring update, and download the one or more portions of the secondary operating system and apply the one or more portions to the secondary operating system as stored within the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ibrahim Sayyed, Sumanth Vidyadhara
  • Patent number: 11294444
    Abstract: A system for distinguishing between actual power failure and false power failure in relation to a system under Efuse control includes a power unit, a detection unit, a control unit, a management substrate, and a management unit. The power unit outputs a voltage to the detection unit and the control unit. The detection unit detects state of a power supply from the power unit, and outputs a signal to the control unit. The management substrate monitors an operating state of the power unit, and outputs a status signal. The management unit obtains a system interrupt instruction from the control unit, and generates an error event or does not generate an error event according to the system interrupt instruction and a small period of time for establishing an actual or a false abnormality. A method for detecting an apparent or an actual power failure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11292200
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing at least one three-dimensional object (2) by means of successive layerwise selective consolidation of layers of build material (3), the apparatus (1) comprising a number of functional devices (7-10) operable at a defined operating voltage level, whereby the apparatus (1) comprises at least one voltage control device (13) configured to change the voltage level of a supply voltage (14) supplyable or supplied to the apparatus (1) from an electrical energy supply grid (15) from a supply grid voltage level different from the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1) to the or a voltage level equal to the defined operating voltage level of the number of functional devices (7-10) of the apparatus (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventor: Fabian Zeulner
  • Patent number: 11294338
    Abstract: An automation system (1) determines control data (S?), outputs same to controlled elements (5) of the facility (ANL) and thereby controls the facility (ANL). Sensor devices (2) acquire measurement data (M) of the facility (ANL) and at least partly feed same to the automation system (1) and a man-machine interface (3). Said man-machine interface (3) receives planning data (P) from a production planning system (11) and/or control data (S?) and/or internal data (I) from the automation system (1). The interface outputs the data (M, S?, I) to a person (4). It furthermore receives control commands (S) from the person (4) and forwards them to the automation system (1). The automation system (1) processes the measurement data (M) and the control commands (S) when determining the control data (S?). An artificial intelligence unit (9) receives at least part of the measurement data (M), control data (S?) and/or internal data (I) and the data output to the person (4). It also receives the control commands (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter Bettinger, Kurt Herzog, Thomas Kuehas, Matthias Kurz, Andreas Maierhofer, Thomas Matschullat, Günther Winter
  • Patent number: 11288754
    Abstract: A method includes operating equipment to consume energy resources including energy or power purchased from a utility, and obtaining a block-and-index rate profile for a future time period. The block-and-index rate profile includes a block rate and a block size for each of a plurality of sub-periods in the future time period. The block size for a sub-period identifies an amount of energy or power priced at the block rate for the sub-period. The method also includes applying the block-and-index rate profile in an optimization process for the equipment over the time period, running the optimization process, and allocating energy resources to the equipment over the time period in accordance with a result of the optimization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Mohammad N. ElBsat, Michael J. Wenzel, Payal Rajendra Pancholi, Abhishek Gupta, Apoorva Gupta
  • Patent number: 11288372
    Abstract: A computing device includes circuitry that is configured to disable a physical interface between a baseboard management controller (BMC) and a processor when the BMC is not running and a logical interface between the BMC and the processor is not available. Disabling the physical interface prevents an attacker from writing malicious code to the BMC using the physical interface. The computing device also includes circuitry that enables the physical interface between the BMC and the processor in response to receiving a unique signal sequence from a trusted external entity. When firmware should be installed on the BMC, someone with proper authorization can cause the trusted external entity to send the unique signal sequence to the circuitry on the computing device, thereby enabling the physical interface between the BMC and the processor. The processor can then write the firmware to non-volatile memory within the BMC across the physical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Neeraj Ladkani, Bryan David Kelly
  • Patent number: 11281471
    Abstract: An information handling system may include a processor and a basic input/output system communicatively coupled to the processor and comprising a plurality of firmware volumes embodied in non-transitory computer readable media, each firmware volume comprising executable code for a respective functionality of the basic input/output system, wherein the basic input/output system is configured to, based on the presence or absence of an action or event associated with the basic input/output system, select a boot path for execution from a plurality of boot paths, each of the plurality of boot paths comprising a respective trust chain of a subset of the plurality of firmware volumes and execute the boot path selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh P. Samuel, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Patent number: 11260599
    Abstract: A control system for a three-dimensional printer includes an energy component interface, an agent depositing component interface, and control logic. The control logic controls the operation of an energy component through the energy component interface and an agent depositing component through the agent depositing component, in forming an output object that is specified in a print job. Additionally, in some examples, the control logic can implement a plurality of modes. Each mode, when selected modulate one or more operational parameters of a least one of the energy component or agent depositing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vanessa Verzwyvelt, Matthew A. Shepherd, Arthur H. Barnes, Wesley R. Schalk, Hector Jose Lebron, Jake Wright
  • Patent number: 11259742
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the field of temporal and spatial risk mapping and risk response. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to spatial and temporal mapping of outcomes, risk analysis, and responsive and preventative actions derived through artificial intelligence driven workflow augmentation using spatial and temporal data mapping of data from a plurality of historical and streaming data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CURIATO INC.
    Inventors: Zied Etleb, Abdelniser Ahmed Mooman, Moazam Masood Khan, Matthew Rubio-Sefati, Abdul-Hakim Etleb, Mahamad Eld Qusaybatie, Faisal Hanif
  • Patent number: 11256319
    Abstract: The disclosure describes artificial reality (AR) systems and techniques that enable hierarchical power management of multiple devices within a multi-device AR system. For example, a multi-device AR system includes a device comprising one of a peripheral device configured to generate artificial reality content for display or a head-mounted display unit (HMD) configured to output artificial reality content. The device comprises a System on a Chip (SoC) that includes a host subsystem and plurality of subsystems. Each subsystem includes a child energy processing unit configured to manage power states for the subsystem. The host subsystem includes a parent energy processing unit configured to direct power management of each of the child energy processing units of the plurality of subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shrirang Madhav Yardi, Alok Kumar Mathur