Patents Examined by Terrell S Johnson
  • Patent number: 10122350
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a Josephson transmission line (JTL) system. The system includes a plurality of JTL stages that are arranged in series. The system also includes a clock transformer comprising a primary inductor configured to propagate an AC clock signal and a secondary inductor arranged in a series loop with at least two of the plurality of JTL stages. The clock transformer can be configured to propagate a single flux quantum (SFQ) pulse to set a respective one of the plurality of JTL stages in response to a first phase of the AC clock signal and to reset the respective one of the plurality of JTL stages in response to a second phase of the AC clock signal that is opposite the first phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald L. Miller, Ofer Naaman
  • Patent number: 10121533
    Abstract: Volatile memory is described, comprising: (i) a first inverter comprising a first p-type field effect transistor (FET) connected to a first n-type FET; (ii) a second inverter comprising a second p-type FET connected to a second n-type FET; (iii) a third p-type FET; (iv) a fourth p-type FET; and (v) a floating line connecting (i) a source of the third p-type FET, and (ii) a source of the fourth p-type FET, wherein: (a) the first data line is connected to: a gate of the second p-type FET, a gate of the second n-type FET, a drain of the third p-type FET, and a gate of the fourth p-type FET, and (b) the second data line is connected to: a gate of the first p-type FET, a gate of the first n-type FET, a drain of the fourth p-type FET, and a gate of the third p-type FET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NANO-RETINA, INC.
    Inventor: Tuvia Liran
  • Patent number: 10117203
    Abstract: A hearing assistance system including a hearing instrument designated as a master device and at least another hearing instrument designated as a slave device. The master device is communicatively coupled to the slave device via a wireless link. The master device has a master clock and generates master time stamps for specified events timed by the master clock. The master time stamps are sent to the slave device via the wireless link. The slave device has a slave clock and generates slave time stamps for specified events timed by the slave clock. The slave clock is adjusted for synchronization to the master clock using the master time stamps and the slave time stamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon S. Kindred, Tao Zhang, Ivo Merks, Jeffrey Paul Solum, Mihran H Touriguian
  • Patent number: 10114449
    Abstract: Methods and systems for executing an application includes predicting a minimum operational voltage for a next epoch of an application based on performance counters collected in a previous epoch of the application. The next epoch of the application is executed using the predicted minimum operational voltage if the application is in a stable phase and using a nominal safe voltage if the application is in an unstable phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramon Bertran, Pradip Bose, Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Jingwen Leng
  • Patent number: 10101765
    Abstract: An example system includes a bask input/output system (BIOS) and a battery having a fuel gauge timer. The BIOS is associated with a real-time clock, and the BIOS uses timer information from the fuel gauge timer to update the real-time clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jen-Hao Tai, Chien Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 10101790
    Abstract: Examples herein disclose determining when a battery module is below a full charge and selecting a subset of loads based on a prioritization among multiple loads. The selected subset of loads is to receive power from the battery module. The examples herein deliver power to the selected subset of loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Hai Ngoc Nguyen, Han Wang, Patrick A. Raymond, Raghavan V. Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10089105
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory having stored thereon a basic input/output system (BIOS) comprising a program of instructions executable by the processor for initializing one or more information handling resources of the information handling system during boot up or power on of the information handling system. The memory may comprise a plurality of firmware volumes comprising at least a first firmware volume having stored therein one or more components of the BIOS having a first expected update frequency and a second firmware volume having stored therein one or more components of the BIOS having a second expected update frequency less than that of the first expected update frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark W. Shutt, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10061597
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a computing device utilizes a basic input/output system (BIOS) to program a chipset to generate an interrupt, loads a first and an operating system, receives the interrupt from the chipset; and causes aspects of one operating system to be stored in a partition within a storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Ming-Te Chang
  • Patent number: 10025737
    Abstract: A nonvolatile storage or memory device is accessed over a memory bus. The memory bus has an electrical interface typically used for volatile memory devices. A controller coupled to the bus sends synchronous data access commands to the nonvolatile memory device, and reads the response from the device bus based on an expected timing of a reply from the nonvolatile memory device. The controller determines the expected timing based on when the command was sent, and characteristics of the nonvolatile memory device. The controller may not need all the electrical signal lines available on the memory bus, and could issue data access commands to different groups of nonvolatile memory devices over different groups of electrical signal lines. The memory bus may be available and configured for either use with a memory controller and volatile memory devices, or a storage controller and nonvolatile memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shekoufeh Qawami, Rajesh Sundaram, David J. Zimmerman, Robert W. Faber
  • Patent number: 10008288
    Abstract: A power loss test apparatus for a non-volatile memory device includes a test-board including at least one socket into which at least one test target non-volatile memory device is inserted, a micro controller that determines whether to supply power to the test target non-volatile memory device based on current consumption information or operating state information of the test target non-volatile memory device, and a tester that performs a power loss test for the test target non-volatile memory device based on whether the power is supplied to the test target non-volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Elixir Flash Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10007529
    Abstract: A data card running mode switching method is disclosed. The data card booting into a first running mode, the data card judging whether the first running mode matches with a type of an operating system running on a computer or not, if not, the data card switching to a second running mode that matches with the type of the operating system running on the computer, and running under the second running mode. Embodiments of the present document solve the problems of incompatibility and nonsupport between a running mode of a data card and an operating system running on a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Yabing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9990020
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, techniques and products for minimizing disruption to network systems due to false detection of a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) as a Powered Device (PD). The disclosed systems, devices, techniques and products provide a way for a PSE to identify itself and avoid being detected as a legacy PD. The disclosed systems, devices, techniques and products further provide a way for a PSE to identify devices that do not require power from the PSE, such as another PSE or a device that is not a PD, and disable automatic PD detection, disable PoE, or otherwise prevent injection of power/current to the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ARUBA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Kapil Jain, Nitin Agrawal, Arunachalaprabhu Gunasekaran, Rangaswamy Ramaswamy, Ritesh Kapahi
  • Patent number: 9990019
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for powering an electrical consumer (3, 4, 5) via a data connection (6, 7, 8). The apparatus comprises a power supply (2) for supplying power to the electrical consumer via the data connection, a data receiving unit (9) for receiving data to be sent to the electrical consumer, and a controller (10) for activating the supply of power to the electrical consumer via the data connection, if data to be sent to the electrical consumer have been received and the supply of power to the electrical consumer is deactivated. The electrical consumer itself does therefore not need to receive power from the apparatus, in order to stay alert to be able to react on data connection activity, thereby reducing the power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Matthias Wendt
  • Patent number: 9983886
    Abstract: It is determined whether an updated first boot phase code is present. The updated first boot phase code is validated. In response to the validating, a current version of the first boot phase code is updated using the updated first boot phase code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Baraneedharan Anbazhagan, Christopher H Stewart
  • Patent number: 9983616
    Abstract: An array of ultrasonic transducers can be controlled to produce a steerable beam. Beam steering can be skewed by buffer delays in the distribution of a clock signal. The skew can be at least approximately linearized by distributing the clock signal in a diagonal fashion across an array of buffers corresponding to ultrasonic transducer controllers. Potential error in beam steering that can arise from clock skew can be corrected based on the linear tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: uBeam Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Angle, Marc Berte
  • Patent number: 9971535
    Abstract: A conversion method for reducing power consumption and computing apparatus using the same are introduced. The computing apparatus includes a conversion unit, a data storage unit and an instruction processing unit. The conversion unit receives a first instruction sequence. In a power saving mode, the conversion unit combines a second instruction sequence having the same function as the first instruction sequence with at least one specific instruction to obtain and output a third instruction sequence. The at least one specific instruction does not belong to an instruction set each instruction included in the first instruction sequence belongs to. The data storage unit includes a volatile part and a non-volatile part. The instruction processing unit is coupled to the conversion unit and the data storage unit, processes the third instruction sequence and manages a storage state of the data storage unit according to the at least one specific instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Mao-Yin Wang
  • Patent number: 9965024
    Abstract: A method for efficient battery usage in for portable devices. The method includes a service provider receiving a communication associated with a first device and a second device, wherein one of the first device and the second device is a sender of the communication and the other of the first device and the second device is an intended recipient of the communication. The service provider then determines that the first device is operating in an energy saving mode. The service provider may also determine that an emergency communication override feature for the first device has not been enabled. Upon determining that the first mobile device is operating in an energy saving mode and that an emergency communication override feature for the first device has not been enabled, the service provider determines not to send the communication to the intended recipient of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Duane M. Baldwin, Sandeep Bazar, Sandeep R. Patil, Sachin C. Punadikar
  • Patent number: 9967100
    Abstract: A method of controlling power supply for a fingerprint sensor is provided. The method includes receiving sensor data obtained from the fingerprint sensor; determining whether the received sensor data is a fingerprint form of data; if the received sensor data is the fingerprint form of data, determining an amount of change in sensor data received over a predetermined time is greater than or equal to a predetermined value; and if the received sensor data is not the fingerprint form of data or if the received sensor data is the fingerprint form of data but an amount of change in the received sensor data is less than the predetermined value, allowing the fingerprint sensor to enter a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun Ju Hong, Seung Ki Choi, Su Ha Yoon, Su Young Park, Eui Chang Jung, Sung Hyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 9959188
    Abstract: Technology for detecting processor usage of a physical host hosting computing instances is provided. In one example, a method may include identifying a location of a hardware register of a physical host containing data in a model specific register. The physical host hosts a plurality of computing instances using a hypervisor. The method may include determining power consumption by a processor of the physical host for the computing instances from the data. An upper level of acceptable processor power consumption may be identified. Processor usage may be determined based on the power consumption determined and the upper level of acceptable processor power consumption. The processor usage may be provided as data through the hypervisor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Karthikeyan Krishnan
  • Patent number: 9939870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, C(O), of a rechargeable battery is determined. A full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery is determined at time t. An average power consumption profile is determined. A reduced power consumption is implemented based on the average power consumption profile and a factor C(t)/C(O). In other embodiments, functions that are not used in an average power consumption profile are deactivated. Other functions that occur in certain use cases of the average power consumption profile are activated and deactivated as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Abhijith Krishnappa, Wayne Ballantyne, Karthik Kumar, David A. Winkler