Patents Examined by Terrell S Johnson
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9939871
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a power mode of a designated electronic device are provided. A geographical location of a mobile electronic device is determined. A comparison of the determined geographical location of the mobile electronic device and a stored location of a designated electronic device in a power-off mode is made. A wake-up signal is sent to the designated electronic device if the determined geographical location of the mobile electronic device is within a proximity threshold of the designated electronic device, where the designated electronic device is configured to enter a power-on mode upon receipt of the wake-up signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hristo Stefanov Stefanov, Trond Thomas Wuellner, Alexander Friedrich Kuscher
  • Patent number: 9921636
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal device and a method for controlling the terminal device that can reduce power consumption. The disclosed terminal device includes: a response time establisher unit which establishes a response time of an interactive application executed on the terminal device, with a frequency of a processor within the terminal device and a priority value of the interactive application as variables; a frequency determiner unit which determines the frequency of the processor based on a default priority value such that the response time does not exceed a preset response time threshold; a priority value determiner unit which determines the priority value based on the determined frequency such that the response time does not exceed the response time threshold; and an executor unit which runs the interactive application based on the determined frequency and the determined priority value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jong-Moon Chung, Sung-Woong Jo, Tae Young Ha, Tae Hyun Kyong