Characteristic Discrimination Patents (Class 710/16)
  • Patent number: 10594884
    Abstract: In one example, a method is described, in which a geographic location of an electronic device may be determined. Further, a region code may be read from a device component installed in the electronic device. Furthermore, the geographic location of the electronic device may be compared with the region code of the device component. The electronic device may be enabled to function with the device component when the geographic location of the electronic device falls under a region defined by the region code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shinoj Bhaskaran, Godwin Joseph
  • Patent number: 10585614
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to a method for determining an assignment of data to be stored on at least one storage tier i of a plurality of storage tiers of a tiered storage system. The method including, for the at least one storage tier i, steps of accessing storage device characteristics of the at least one storage tier i of the plurality; based on the accessed storage device characteristics, splitting the at least one storage tier i into Ni storage subtiers of the at least one storage tier i, the Ni storage subtiers having respective storage device characteristics; and based on characteristics of data to be stored on the tiered storage system and the respective storage device characteristics of the Ni storage subtiers, determining an assignment of data to be stored on each of the Ni storage subtiers. Embodiments are directed to related methods, systems and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilias Iliadis, Yusik Kim, Slavisa Sarafijanovic, Vinodh Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10552059
    Abstract: A method, executed by a computer, includes determining an access metric, an input/output operations per second (IOPs) metric, and a size metric for each data target of a plurality of data targets, ranking the plurality of data targets according to the access metric of each data target, assigning each data target to a storage pool of a plurality of storage pools according to the IOPs metric and the size metric of the data target. A computer system and computer program product corresponding to the above method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph W. Dain
  • Patent number: 10521363
    Abstract: An Integrated circuit (IC) device accommodating a circuit and associated control module, being operative to determine an apparatus characteristic in accordance with one out of few selectable characteristics. The circuit is operative in conjunction with more than three of a plurality of external passive circuits corresponding to the plurality of apparatus characteristics, and includes (N?1) digital I/O pins. The control module is operative to: (i) in response to a series of triggering signals, generate samples of the digital I/O pin's state that correspond to a plurality of different sequences of states when each of the plurality of external circuits is respectively applied to the pin and (ii) determining, from the samples, which of the plurality of different sequences of states has occurred that corresponds to the individual external circuit that has been applied to the pin; and (iii) determining an individual apparatus characteristic which corresponds to the determined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NUVOTON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Victor Flachs, Yoel Hayon
  • Patent number: 10515176
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method for visualizing one or more IP-XACT component data routes is provided. The method may include receiving, using at least one processor, an IP-XACT description of one or design elements including at least one target ingress interface, and at least one of an initiator egress interface, a memory map and an address space. The method may further include analyzing, using the at least one processor, the IP-XACT description of the one or design elements and displaying a graphical user interface, based upon, at least in part, the IP-XACT description of one or design elements, wherein the graphical user interface is configured to display the at least one target ingress interface, and any number of the initiator egress interface, the memory map and the address space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Uri Joel Maoz, Ronen Shoham
  • Patent number: 10452599
    Abstract: An Embedded Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB2) device includes a physical layer having a detection mechanism to detect an Single-ended 1 (SE1) valid state and differentiate the SE1 valid state from other USB2 states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia How Low, Jia Jun Lee, Kevin Beow Ee Tan, Chee Hong Aw
  • Patent number: 10433238
    Abstract: A radio device (10) is configured with multiple applications. For each of the multiple applications, the radio device (10) determines at least one characteristic of traffic generated by the application. In response to one of the applications requiring establishment of a connection of the radio device (10) to the cellular radio network, the radio device (10) sends a request (202) for establishing the connection to the cellular radio network, the request (202) indicates the at least one characteristic corresponding to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sofia Svedevall, Henrik André-Jönsson, Rasmus Axén, Lars Olofsson
  • Patent number: 10423543
    Abstract: An input/output response relation data storage 5 stores input/output response relations which are inputted by the user and in each of which an I/O station for input and an I/O station for output are defined. For input/output response relations in each of which the I/O station for input differs from the I/O station for output and each of which needs communications between the I/O stations, an interchange searcher 9 searches for an interchange candidate with which to make the I/O station for input and the I/O station for output be the same as a result of interchanging either of the I/O station for input and the I/O station for output with another I/O station, an interchanger 10 performs an interchange, and a display 3 displays a result of the interchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tokito, Hideaki Minamide
  • Patent number: 10415548
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining dynamic parameters associated with damping properties of a wind turbine. The method involves active excitation of tower oscillations by adjusting the pitch or rotor torque. After the active excitation, the parameters can be determined from the passive decay of the excited oscillations. Alternatively, the oscillations can be actively damped, so that the parameters can be determined from the active decay of the excited oscillations. The method for promoting oscillations may be triggered in response to different events or in response to predetermined times for determining the actual dynamic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
    Inventors: Fabio Caponetti, Ian Couchman, Jacob Deleuran Grunnet, Ilias Konstantinos Ariston, Poul Brandt Christensen
  • Patent number: 10412678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service connection message transmission interval for each of a plurality of notification service connections. The mobile device also associates a notification service connection message transmission window with each notification service connection message transmission interval. The mobile device synchronizes transmission of notification service connection messages based on overlapping notification service connection message transmission windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Santamaria, Christopher Marcellino
  • Patent number: 10379911
    Abstract: The systems described herein are configured to reduce the number of resource policies created and stored on a cluster for provisioning and/or managing virtual computing instances (VCIs) utilization of one or more resources. An open-ended VCI policy including at least one open-ended rule having an undefined value and a resource is selected. A set of valid values compatible with a selected resource corresponding to each open-ended rule is presented to the user. The user selects a valid value for each open-ended rule from the set of valid values via a user interface (UI). The selected valid values are assigned to each open-ended rule to create a complete VCI open-ended policy. The complete VCI open-ended policy is applied to provision one or more VCIs. The same open-ended VCI policy may be applied to provision different VCIs by assigning a different set of user selected valid values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgi Kapitanski, Stoyan Hristov, Mincho Tonev, Johnny Papadami
  • Patent number: 10360041
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method may include detecting whether a first electronic device is in an inserted state in a second electronic device. The method may include switching the first electronic device to an “on” state in response to detecting that the first electronic device is in the inserted state in the second electronic device. In particular, the first electronic device may function as a master device and the second device may function as a slave device in response to the first electronic device switching to the “on” state. An electronic device and a program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Chong Zhu, Fenglong He
  • Patent number: 10338656
    Abstract: A device includes a USB-C controller instantiated as a first integrated circuit that includes a first set of host terminals coupled to host controllers and a second set of terminals coupled to sets of D+/D? terminals of a type-C receptacle. A D+/D? multiplexer is to selectively couple the first set of host terminals to the second set of terminals. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuit is coupled between the D+/D? multiplexer and the second set of terminals. A charger detector circuit is coupled between a positive data system terminal and a negative data system terminal of the first set of terminals, the charger detector circuit to detect whether the second set of terminals is coupled to a USB charger through the type-C receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Anup Nayak, Karri Rajesh, Hemant Prakash Vispute, Arun Khamesra
  • Patent number: 10340713
    Abstract: A dedicated power port (DPP) providing 1 Amp (A) or more of current enables a user to charge mobile tablet and communication like devices (TCD) without the use of additional software or circuitry. The DPP is coupled with a multi-port USB powered hub (MPH), the user can simultaneously charge TCDs via the dedicated port while peripheral devices, which are connected to non-dedicated USB ports, continue to function within industry specifications. Thereby addressing a limitation for viable charging solutions of modern day TCDs while simultaneously retaining the functionality and convenience of a MPH, all in one embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Romanenko
  • Patent number: 10318441
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes a plurality of modules and a main unit for collecting measurement data output from the modules. The housing of the main unit can be carried by a user of the measurement apparatus, and the plurality of modules are removably accommodated in the housing. A controller area network interface circuit of the main unit collects the measurement data output from the modules accommodated in the housing. A main CPU of the main unit outputs the collected measurement data to, for example, a personal computer connected to the main unit. An internal memory and a USB memory connected to a USB memory module store the collected measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Inoue, Katsunori Yazawa, Hiroshi Inagaki, Wenjing Ma, Kaoru Hisada, Toshio Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10269454
    Abstract: A method of configuring an operating room including providing a storage system having system preferences, providing an operating room communicator, connecting at least one configurable device to the operating room communicator, obtaining the system preferences from the storage system, and configuring settings of the at least one configurable device according to the system preferences. The system preferences can be obtained without logging into the storage system. The system preferences can also be obtained when a surgeon comes into proximity with the operating room communicator without actively interacting with the operating room communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Michael Hanning, Ramanan Paramasivan, Brian D. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10261717
    Abstract: Techniques are described for performing data storage optimization. A first I/O workload for a first data portion of a first snapshot of a first logical device is tracked. First processing is performed by a data storage optimizer to determine a set of one or more data movement optimizations. The first processing uses the first I/O workload for the first snapshot. The set of one or more data movement optimizations include a first data movement that is any of a promotion to move data included in the first data portion from a first storage tier to a higher performance storage tier and a demotion to move data included in the first data portion from the first storage tier to a lower performance storage tier. The first data movement is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Owen Martin, Malak Alshawabkeh, Jeremy O'Hare, Xiaomei Liu
  • Patent number: 10212472
    Abstract: The Record Me-A-Stream (RMAS) is a mobile communication system that enables a mobile communication device such as, a smart phone, cell phone, tablet, smart watch, or wearable communication device to record incoming and outgoing live video streams, video calls between mobile devices (mobile-to-mobile live video streams), and video conference calls between mobile devices; and to store these live video stream recordings directly on the mobile communication device in a targeted or designated file; or to upload the recorded live video streams to a platform, network, or server. Also, the RMAS will enable a mobile communication device to record other live streams and regular streams such as, TV and radio broadcast streams, audio books, music videos, music, data, etc., via the internet; and to store these streams directly on the mobile communication device; or to upload the recorded streams to a platform, server, or network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mcleanics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Edward D. Mclean, James Edward Mclean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10165417
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to communicate wirelessly with a mobile device, wherein the processor is further configured to receive output data from a navigation application running on the mobile device. The processor is also configured to send data back through the mobile device to a standardization system, including a request for standardization, running on a remote system, if the output data is in an unusable format. Also, the processor is configured to receive a standardized form of the data, having been standardized by the remote standardization system. The processor is further configured to process the standardized data to provide navigation directions through one or more vehicle outputs controllable by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mounir Hider, David Marvin Gersabeck, Edward Andrew Pleet, Yiping Xia
  • Patent number: 10085058
    Abstract: A method for a source device transmitting data by using HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) to transmit and receive data is disclosed. A method for an HDMI source device to transmit and receive data comprises transmitting, to a sink device, a request for reading out EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) if the sink device is connected; receiving, from the sink device, EDID including port information of the sink device; transmitting operation parameter information determined based on the EDID; and transmitting data through HDMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeonjae Lee, Jangwoong Park, Hyunsik Yang
  • Patent number: 10078608
    Abstract: Various techniques for enabling the control and monitoring of a USB device mode controller to a USB-C connector, for the performance of a USB device mode data connection, are disclosed herein. In an example, a computing system that includes multiple USB-C connectors but a single USB device mode controller may manage the mapping of the controller to a particular connector, through operations that identify the mapping and the characteristics of the connector, process a request to change the mapping of the device mode controller, and perform the change to the mapping of the device mode controller. Such a change may include a disconnection or reassignment of a particular USB-C connector to the controller. Further examples to determine the availability of a USB device mode controller, and respond to a scenario where the USB device mode controller is not available, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vijaykumar B. Kadgi, Tin-Cheung Kung, Nivedita Aggarwal, Chia-Hung Kuo, Prashant Sethi
  • Patent number: 10080093
    Abstract: A method provides binaural sound to a person through electronic earphones. The binaural sound localizes to a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space that is away from but proximate to the person. When an event occurs, the binaural sound switches or changes to stereo sound, to mono sound, or to altered binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 10025683
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an information processing device and a computer-readable recording medium that enable achieving reduction in the man-hours of an operator. An information processing device comprises, a processor and a plurality of slots provided for installation of an electronic component. The processor that executes a process including; first detecting presence or absence of installation of the electronic component in each of the slots; second detecting, based on detection result obtained by the first detecting and based on an installation candidate pattern indicating presence or absence of installation of an electronic component in each of the slots as determined based on configuration of the information processing device, an installation defect of the electronic component; and notifying, when the installation defect is detected by the second detecting, the installation detect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masahiro Nishio
  • Patent number: 10002061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed, including a USB interface detector, a detection method, a USB connector, and an electronic device. The detection method may be applicable to the USB connector mounted in the electronic device. According to an operation mode of the electronic device, a first pin and a second pin in the USB interface can be pulled up or pulled down. After the pull up or the pull down, a voltage change at the first and second pins are detected. If the voltage changes cross a reference voltage, an instruction related to attachment or detachment with a second device can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Jianli Chen, Weiming Sun, Emma Wang, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 9971719
    Abstract: A system using a USB Type-C interface is provided. This system not only transmits the normal USB signal but also supports a DisplayPort Alternate Mode. Moreover, due to the novel pin arrangement of the multi-function control circuit, the cost of the overall system is reduced, and the area of the printed circuit board is effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Gu Pan, Tsung-Han Wu, Hsien-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9965424
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapter includes a USB hub and a USB switch. The USB hub includes a plurality of downstream ports and one upstream port. The USB switch includes a plurality of connections that comprise a first connection configured to be coupled to a first USB apparatus, a second connection configured to be coupled to a second USB apparatus, a third connection coupled to the USB hub's upstream port, and a fourth connection coupled to one of the USB hub's downstream ports. The USB switch is configured to establish a first communication path between the first and second connections that bypasses the USB hub based on a determination that the first USB apparatus is to operate as a USB host, and to establish a second communication path through the USB hub based on a determination that the first USB apparatus is to operate as a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Win Naing Maung, Suzanne Mary Vining
  • Patent number: 9916094
    Abstract: A method for determining a primary storage device and a secondary storage device for copies of data comprises determining metrics data for at least two storage devices located on different servers in a computing environment. The method further comprises adjusting the metrics data using a predefined weighting factor for read data blocks rates and a predefined weighting factor for written data blocks rates, where the predefined weighting factor for the written data blocks rates is higher than the predefined weighting factor for the read data blocks rates. The method further comprises selecting a storage device of the at least two storage devices as a primary storage device based, at least in part, on the adjusted metrics data for each of the at least two storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Steven F. Best, Janice M. Girouard, Robert E. Reiland, Yehuda Shiran
  • Patent number: 9899848
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a mobile terminal, a DC-charging power source adaptor, and a charging method, the mobile terminal comprising: a battery configured to store electrical energy; a USB interface configured to be engaged with an external device; and a microprocessor configured to determine whether two differential data pins of the USB interface are shorted, upon detecting an external device being inserted into the USB interface; and if so, to communicate with the inserted external device, wherein if the external device is a DC-charging power source adaptor, then the DC-charging power source adaptor switches two communication pins of a charging interface thereof from being shorted by default to being disconnected, and communicates with the microprocessor; and the microprocessor detects voltage of the battery after communicating successfully with the DC-charging power source adaptor, and if the voltage of a battery core lies in a range delimited by preset DC-charging thresholds, then the microprocessor cont
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ermeng Hu, Rongyi Yin, Xintao Zhang, Wenjuan Du
  • Patent number: 9870339
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to tightly-coupled heterogeneous computing are described. In one embodiment, a hardware processor includes a plurality of execution units in parallel, a switch to connect inputs of the plurality of execution units to outputs of a first buffer and a plurality of memory banks and connect inputs of the plurality of memory banks and a plurality of second buffers in parallel to outputs of the first buffer, the plurality of memory banks, and the plurality of execution units, and an offload engine with inputs connected to outputs of the plurality of second buffers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chang Yong Kang, Pierre Laurent, Hari K. Tadepalli, Prasad M. Ghatigar, T. J. O'Dwyer, Serge Zhilyaev
  • Patent number: 9864421
    Abstract: A hub electrically connected to an electronic equipment and at least a portable device located in external environment is provided. The hub includes a first connector, at least a second connector, a controller, and a first DC/DC converter. The first connector is electrically connected to the electronic equipment, the second connector is electrically connected to the portable device. The controller is electrically connected between the first connector and the second connector, and the controller has a data transmission between the portable devices and the electronic equipment mutually. In addition, a signal is transmitted to the portable devices suitably by the controller so that the portable device being with rapid charge mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SIMPOWER TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Dong-Sheng Li, Chia-Wei Lin, Kuang-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 9864711
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for automatic downstream to upstream mode switching at a universal serial bus (USB) physical (PHY) layer including activating a switching structure to switch a USB port operating in a downstream mode to an upstream mode based on an attempted attachment by another USB port also operating in a downstream mode. The examples may also include facilitating attachment of the switched USB port now operating in the upstream mode to the other USB port operating in the downstream mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jennifer C. Wang, Alejandro Lenero Beracoechea, Nai-Chih Chang, Steven B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 9846671
    Abstract: A system for bidirectional signal transmission may comprise a forward data transmission circuit to unidirectionally transmit a first input signal and a backward data transmission circuit to unidirectionally transmit a second input signal. The backward data transmission circuit may comprises a logic circuit to detect a voltage difference over a resistance element in the forward data transmission circuit. When the voltage difference is lower than a threshold value, the logic circuit outputs a first voltage level. When the voltage difference is greater than or equal to a threshold value, the logic circuit outputs a second voltage level different from the first voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corp., Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuebin Sun
  • Patent number: 9848271
    Abstract: A method provides binaural sound to a person through electronic earphones. The binaural sound localizes to a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space that is away from but proximate to the person. When an event occurs, the binaural sound switches or changes to stereo sound, to mono sound, or to altered binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 9829970
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system, and computer program product for automatically assigning a display as a primary display in a multi-display computer. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for configuring a primary display in a multi-display environment is provided and can include tracking eye movements of an end user interacting with a multi-display computer. A display principally viewed by the end user, can be identified based upon the eye movements amongst at least two displays of the multi-display computing environment. Thereafter, the identified display can be configured as a primary display in the multi-display computing environment in response to determining that the end user has viewed the identified display for a threshold period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Ellis, Clare Owens
  • Patent number: 9792075
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for synthesizing virtual hard drives may include (1) identifying a data object as an underlying source for synthesizing a virtual hard drive to store data within the data object, (2) generating hard drive metadata for the synthetic virtual hard drive, (3) synthesizing the virtual hard drive as a representation of a virtual hard drive by associating the generated hard drive metadata with the data object as the underlying source such that a data management system is configured to: (a) direct requests for hard drive metadata of the synthetic virtual hard drive to the generated hard drive metadata, and (b) direct requests for hard drive content of the synthetic virtual hard drive to the data object as the underlying source for the synthetic virtual hard drive. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Amitrajit Banerjee, Sujit Shembavnekar
  • Patent number: 9779046
    Abstract: A method of an embodiment enables locking of downstream ports of a USB hub controller in an electronic apparatus. The method includes the determination step, the assertion step and the lock step. The determination step determines, with a BIOS, whether a lock setting has been made on each of the downstream ports. The assertion step performs, with the BIOS, assertion control for resetting the USB hub controller. The lock step performs, with the BIOS, lock control during the assertion control based on whether the lock setting has been made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Uchida
  • Patent number: 9778308
    Abstract: Examples disclose a computing system comprising a host device with a connection socket to support multiple types of cables by detecting a first key position and a second key position for determination of the type of cable. Further, the computing system comprises a switching circuit to determine a logic state of each of the key positions. Additionally, the switching circuit is to deliver power associated with the type of cable based on the logic states of the key positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Binh T. Truong, Nam Nguyen, Robert S. Wright
  • Patent number: 9781502
    Abstract: A process for sending headset control information from a mobile device to a wireless headset utilizing the BLUETOOTH Hands-Free Profile audio channel is provided. The process includes the steps of encoding the headset control information as an analog signal; digitizing the analog signal; transmitting the digitized signal from the mobile device; receiving the digitized signal on the wireless headset; and decoding the digitized signal into the headset control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Hardek, Dale McGary
  • Patent number: 9749766
    Abstract: A method provides binaural sound to a person through electronic earphones. The binaural sound localizes to a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space that is away from but proximate to the person. When an event occurs, the binaural sound switches or changes to stereo sound, to mono sound, or to altered binaural sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 9654558
    Abstract: A first operational characteristic of a first configuration of a storage system is determined. The determination may be made using first data of the first configuration of the storage system and second data related to element interactions of the storage system. At least a second configuration of the storage system that differs from the first configuration is generated using the second data. At least a second operational characteristic of the second configuration is predicted using the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bard A. Doster, Sharon M. Niederbrach, David C. Reed, Max D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9641957
    Abstract: A mobile device has a cellular network modem and a memory to store pre-activation credentials and permanent credentials. A processor is configured to, in an ambient access mode that uses the pre-activation credentials, provide network access control according to a pre-activation service policy that controls access to a first carrier access network. In this mode, an allowed network service activity is an activation sequence that connects the device to an Internet-connected activation server through the first carrier access network. The activation sequence presents carrier selections obtained from the activation server to a user, allows the user to select one of several carriers, and then negotiates with the activation server to obtain permanent credentials for the selected carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 9609544
    Abstract: A system comprising a processor of a communications device configured to monitor a network service usage activity of the communications device in network communication, classify the network service usage activity for differential network access control for protecting network capacity, and associate the network service usage activity with a network service usage control policy based on a classification of the network service usage activity to facilitate differential network access control for protecting network capacity; and a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Headwater Research LLC
    Inventors: Gregory G. Raleigh, Alireza Raissinia, James Lavine
  • Patent number: 9606949
    Abstract: A universal interconnection scheme enables system architecture modularization with a hot-pluggable external computing module, such as a PC-on-a-card device using USB type-C technology. With the flexibility to interchange the system computing module with an external module, system performance can be augmented to fulfill the essential needs of the user, whether the system is a portable low-power tablet device, a smartphone, a wearable device such as an Internet of Things device, or a high-performance PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khang Choong Yong, Khai Ern See, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Teong Keat Beh, Eng Huat Goh
  • Patent number: 9584653
    Abstract: A user interface of an electronic device includes icons that enable a user to answer a telephone call in monophonic sound or binaural sound. When the telephone call is answered in binaural sound, the electronic device convolves a voice in the call with head related transfer functions (HRTFs) of a person so the voice localizes to an external location that is away from but proximate to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Philip Scott Lyren, Glen A. Norris
  • Patent number: 9538322
    Abstract: A method for reconstructing the map of an environment (20) surrounding a wireless device (100), the environment (20) being equipped with one or more radio frequency tags (1) set in a number dependent on the level of detail to be obtained in the reconstruction, the method including the steps of: receiving identification and localization data of the one or more radio frequency tags (1) over a wireless connection by at least one wireless receiver (3) of the wireless device (100); storing the identification and localization data of the one or more radio frequency tags (1) into a filing and/or storage component (5,6) by a processor (2) of the wireless device (100); and providing on an output component (7) of the wireless device (100) at least one map of the environment (20) built on the basis of the identification and localization data of the radio frequency tags (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SISVEL TECHNOLOGY S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Scozzaro
  • Patent number: 9473617
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, or method for causing a controlled device and a controlling terminal to operate in collaboration with each other, wherein a server apparatus stores in advance a plurality of sets of collaboration information which causes the controlled device and the controlling terminal to operate in collaboration with each other. The plurality of sets of collaboration information is respectively stored in association with a plurality of controlled apparatuses different from one another in type. When the controlling terminal requests the server apparatus to send the collaboration information designating the type of the controlled device, the server apparatus sends to the controlling terminal the collaboration information corresponding to the type of the controlled device. The controlled device and the controlling terminal operate in collaboration with each other using the collaboration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumito Shinohara, Takehiro Aibara, Hitoshi Amagai, Naotaka Uehara, Takayuki Kogane, Tetsuya Handa, Masato Nunokawa, Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9411369
    Abstract: Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device. Switches may be used to avoid harm from inadvertent contact with voltages on exposed terminals. Another example may provide power directly from a battery on a portable computing device to an accessory. Another may limit this direct connection to a first type of accessory. Examples may limit a power connection to another type of accessory through a regulator. Another example may power one or more internal circuits either through a portable computing device or an accessory, depending on a mode of operation of the portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard A. Schneider, Scott Krueger, Robert D. Watson
  • Patent number: 9390352
    Abstract: Print image-quality defects are diagnosed by printing an image and one or more diagnostic patterns concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sergio Puigardeu, Angel Martinez, M. Isabel Borrell
  • Patent number: 9344669
    Abstract: A method and system that configures an HDMI source device to use initial output parameters for communicating with an HDMI sink device, detects an abnormal operation performed by the HDMI sink device, selects a test of the HDMI sink device, applies the test, evaluates a result to determine whether the test produces a desired result, and modifies the initial output parameters to create revised output parameters. When the test produces the desired result, the revised output parameters will enable the HDMI sink device to produce the desired result. When the test fails to produce the desired result, the revised output parameters are conservative parameters that fail to produce the abnormal operation. The method reconfigures the HDMI source device to use the revised output parameters for communicating with the HDMI sink device, and saves the revised output parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaxi Zhang, David B. Lazarus, John D. Ogden
  • Patent number: 9313576
    Abstract: A data transmitting apparatus is disclosed. The data transmitting apparatus includes a block generator which generates an Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) block regarding multi-channel audio data; and a transmitter which transmits the EDID block to a data receiving apparatus, wherein the EDID block includes at least one of a first sub block representing 3D audio characteristics of the multi-channel audio data, a second sub block representing 3D speaker placement information of the multi-channel audio data, and a third sub block representing multi-stream audio characteristics of the multi-channel audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hwa Kim, Soo-young Kim, Il-ju Na, Kyeong-jae Lee, Suk-jin Yun, Jae-min Lee