Peripheral Configuration Patents (Class 710/8)
  • Patent number: 11561754
    Abstract: A method for displaying and transmitting images and an electronic device thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a first display, a second display separated from the first display, a transceiver, at least one processor electrically connected to the first display, the second display, and the transceiver, and a memory electrically connected to the at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to display a first screen image on the first display, provide a second screen image on the second display at least partially simultaneously with the displaying of the first screen image on the first display, provide data associated with one of the screen images to the transceiver, and control the transceiver to transmit the data to an external device such that a screen image at least partially identical to one of the screen images is output on a display of the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeongtae Kim, Changtae Kim, Taekun Kim, Donghun Park, Jaewoong Jeon
  • Patent number: 11550740
    Abstract: A non-volatile memory control technology. In response to a read command, a non-volatile memory interface controller temporarily stores data read from a non-volatile memory to a system memory and, accordingly, asserts a flag in the system memory. Through a write channel provided by the interconnect bus, the host bridge controller confirms that the flag is asserted to correctly read the data from the system memory. A master computing unit reads the system memory through a read channel provided by the interconnect bus, without being delayed by the status checking of the flag. The host bridge controller executes a data detection command or a preset vendor command to issue a write request for programming data in a virtual address, to trigger a handshake between the host bridge controller and the system memory through the write channel. During the handshake, flag checking is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: SILICON MOTION, INC.
    Inventor: An-Pang Li
  • Patent number: 11533406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a device comprising a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor is configured to perform displaying a display object associated with processing and including at least a first area and a second area, and detecting an operation of a user on the display object. In a case where the detected operation is an operation on the first area of the display object, the processing associated with the display object is executed. In a case where the detected operation is an operation on the second area of the display object, a setting screen for the processing associated with the display object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoki Watariuchi
  • Patent number: 11527184
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image playing system and an image playing method. The image playing system includes a projection device. The projection device includes a storage circuit, a processor, and a projection module. The storage circuit stores a playing content including at least one multimedia content, a play time length and a play order corresponding to each multimedia content. The processor obtains the playing content from the storage circuit in response to receiving the power signal. The projection module is controlled by the processor and sequentially projects the multimedia content according to the play time length and play order corresponding to each multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hao-Chang Tsao, Tsung-Hsin Yeh
  • Patent number: 11516075
    Abstract: A reconfigurable edge computing node of a complex system is provided, the edge computing node including a core module executing selectable core software, and selectable input module(s) and/or output module(s) which can be installed in corresponding input/output ports, wherein each of the input module(s) or output module(s) provides a conduit for moving data to or from the complex system, with selections being chosen from catalogs of available input modules, available output modules, and available core software. The edge computing node provides reconfiguration upon attachment of any input or output module(s), or upon installation of any core software, automatically reconfiguring the edge computing node to enable communication between the core module and the input module(s) and output module(s) using compatible protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David F. Larsen, Thomas G. Wiegele, Cal Roeske, Michael J. Haukom
  • Patent number: 11496360
    Abstract: Impairments can be applied to nodes of a distributed computing environment using a software operator. For example, a system can receive, by a controller of a distributed computing environment executing a network-impairment operator, a custom resource defining a reduced-performance configuration for a worker node of the distributed computing environment. The system can deploy the reduced-performance configuration to the worker node for a predetermined period of time. Subsequent to the predetermined period of time passing, the system can remove the reduced-performance configuration from the worker node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventor: Alex Charles Krzos
  • Patent number: 11461169
    Abstract: Methods and devices for writing or for checking a controller of a vehicle are provided. A first set of vehicle parameters are written into the controller of the vehicle as coding parameters. A second set of vehicle parameters are written in another controller of the vehicle coupled to the controller via a vehicle bus of the vehicle. The first set of vehicle parameters are compared with the second set of vehicle parameters. An error is detected based on the comparing. The vehicle is not started in response to the detected error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kay Fischer, Andreas Luibl, Markus Wolf
  • Patent number: 11463456
    Abstract: An incident manager application (IM) for responding to data security incidents in enterprise networks is disclosed. An IM tracks the incidents in an enterprise network by storing incident objects and incident artifact (IA) metadata created for the incidents, where the incident objects and IAs include information concerning the incidents. Incident response team (IRT) personnel of the enterprise networks can define action conditions within the IM that are associated with the incident objects. When the information within the incident objects and/or IAs meets the defined action conditions, the IM includes the objects that cause the action conditions to be satisfied in messages. Devices such as user account databases and configuration servers within the enterprise network can then download the messages and execute actions that reference the objects extracted from the downloaded messages to implement a response to the incidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Allen Hadden, Kenneth Allen Rogers
  • Patent number: 11449873
    Abstract: A blockchain transaction record that is selected from a blockchain account book associated with a blockchain and satisfies a specified condition is obtained by a blockchain member. The blockchain transaction record is compared with an off-chain transaction record maintained by the blockchain member to obtain a comparison value indicating whether the off-chain transaction record is consistent with the blockchain transaction record. If the comparison value indicates that the off-chain transaction record is inconsistent with the blockchain transaction record, the off-chain transaction record is modified based on the blockchain transaction record to make the off-chain transaction record consistent with the blockchain transaction record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Danqing Hu, Sen Lin, Junliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11436002
    Abstract: Systems and methods for failsafe firmware upgrades in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a vehicle telematics device, including: a processor; and a firmware memory comprising a firmware image coupled to the processor, wherein the firmware image further comprise a first segment and a second segment; wherein a primary bootloader application located in the firmware image: verifies the integrity of the first segment; verifies the integrity of the second segment; selects a firmware image contained in the firmware memory using a failsafe process; and—boots the vehicle telematics device using the selected firmware image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CalAmpCorp.
    Inventors: Russell Cook, Somasundaram Ramiah
  • Patent number: 11438526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically determining a state signature for consumer electronic device(s) coupled to a switching device and/or other devices communicatively coupled to the consumer electronic device(s). The state signature is indicative of functional state(s) in which the consumer electronic device(s) are in. Such states include a power state, a proximity state, a communication state, and/or an operational state of the consumer electronic device(s). Based on the state signature(s), the switching device may infer which of the consumer electronic device(s) the user would like to use (or is using) and cause action(s) to be performed. Such actions include automatically switching to the AV port(s) to which such consumer electronic device(s) are connected, transmitting command(s) to such consumer electronic device(s), transmitting a notification message to such consumer electronic device(s), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino V. Marino, Ashish Aggarwal, Sharath H. Satheesh, Vinod K. Gopinath
  • Patent number: 11373754
    Abstract: A display device of an anesthesia machine which is communicable with at least one syringe pump that is an external apparatus displays an anesthesia information display screen. When a call switch is operated, a syringe pump information display screen indicating operation information of the syringe pump is displayed on the display device, in addition to the anesthesia information display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ogino
  • Patent number: 11366673
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to system and method of managing transitioning of a computing system to a power-on state from a standby-power state. The computing system includes a manageability controller, an initialization controller, an auxiliary device, and a processor. In such examples, the manageability controller may first determine an initialization status of the auxiliary device from a data corresponding to the auxiliary device, when the computing system is transitioning from the standby-power state to the power-on state. In one or more examples, the initialization status may include the auxiliary device in an initialized stage or a non-initialized stage. Later, the manageability controller may direct the initialization controller to delay the transitioning of the computing system from the standby-power state to the power-on state, in response to determining that the initialization status of the auxiliary device is in the non-initialized stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Patrick Schoeller, David Heinrich, Scott Faasse
  • Patent number: 11314578
    Abstract: Embodiments of information handling systems (HSs) and computer-implemented methods are provided herein to detect and recover from spurious PCIe device resets. One embodiment of a disclosed method is performed by a host processor of an IHS that includes a plurality of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) devices, each including a set of PCIe configuration registers containing configuration settings for the PCIe device. The disclosed method includes generating, in response to the IHS transitioning from a lower power state to a higher power state, a PCIe device table containing the configuration settings stored within the set of PCIe configuration registers for each of the PCIe devices; determining, in response to detecting a system management interrupt (SMI), whether or not a spurious reset has occurred for at least one of the PCIe devices; and recovering the at least one PCIe device if said determining indicates that a spurious reset has occurred for the at least one PCIe device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Craig L. Chaiken, Michael W. Arms
  • Patent number: 11307888
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the disclosure include: receiving, by a destination host computer system, a source hardware configuration data structure describing a hardware configuration of a source host computer system; receiving at least a part of a state of a virtual machine being migrated from the source host computer system to the destination host computer system; generating a destination hardware configuration data structure describing a hardware configuration of the destination host computer system; starting the virtual machine on the destination host computer system; comparing the source host configuration data structure and the destination host configuration data structure; responsive to detecting a difference between the source host configuration data structure and the destination host configuration data structure, notifying the virtual machine of a hardware configuration change; receiving, from the virtual machine, a hardware configuration request; and providing the destination hardware configuration data
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tsirkin
  • Patent number: 11297429
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting proximity of a wireless listening device to a user's ear comprise a housing adapted for positioning in and/or adjacent to an ear canal of a user, wireless components disposed within the housing, the wireless components operable to receive a wireless signal from a host device, and in-ear detection components operable to analyze the wireless signal and detect a proximity of the housing to the ear canal of the user. The in-ear detection components may include a differentiator operable to receive a gain of the wireless signal and output a rate of change of the gain, a comparator operable to output a proximity state if the rate of change is greater than a threshold value, wherein the proximity state includes an in-ear state and an open-air state, and false detection components operable to analyze the wireless signal to confirm the determined proximity state for an interval of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Thavatchai Montreevat
  • Patent number: 11281537
    Abstract: A technique for use in managing mapped RAID extents is disclosed. A neighborhood matrix denoting a distribution of neighboring physical storage portions across the N physical storage devices of the pool is created and initialized. A disk extent consumed array denoting a disk consumption metric is created and initialized. Disks in an extent pool are analyzed to identify a least consumed disk in the extent pool and a disk extent is allocated from the identified disk. The allocated disk extent is configured as a first disk extent for a first RAID extent. The neighborhood matrix and disk extent consumed array are updated appropriately. All the disks in the extent pool are analyzed to identify a valid disk extent that will result in the lowest variance value in the neighborhood matrix. The identified valid disk extent is allocated and the neighborhood matrix and disk extent consumed array are again updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jian Gao, Ilya Usvyatsky, Weihua Li, Geng Han, Xinlei Xu, Jibing Dong
  • Patent number: 11256639
    Abstract: A method and a device to participate in a managed Universal Serial Bus (USB) ecosystem. The method including establishing a connection with a plurality of devices in the ecosystem as a many-to-many relationship between extended USB device policy managers, and coordinating power and data exchange within the plurality of devices the ecosystem including at least one device that is not directly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajaram Regupathy, Abdul R. Ismail
  • Patent number: 11252232
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method manages I/O queues in a host clustered system. The method includes, receiving, from a first virtual machine (VM), a request to establish a set of I/O queues in a storage system, and the first VM is supported by a first host. The method further includes, mapping a data volume to a target storage system, wherein the data volume is related to the request. The method includes, sending a first connection request from the first host to the target storage system. The method further includes, establishing, in response to the first connection request, a connection between the first host and the target storage system. The method incudes, blocking a second connection request, wherein the second connection request is directed to a second storage system, the second storage system being included in the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kushal Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel, Subhojit Roy
  • Patent number: 11252291
    Abstract: It is assumed that a user changed a set value of paper selection, which is one of setting items of various setting items, from “auto” to “A3”. According to one embodiment, a controller extracts history records in which the set value of the paper selection is “A3” from setting information history in a storage, and arranges them to the side of the various setting items in chronological order. Specifically, the controller displays three pieces of setting information, starting with the latest setting information, followed by older setting information, on the right side of the various setting items. In displaying the pieces of setting information, in order to clarify and highlight parts having discrepancies relative to the set values of the various setting items, the color may be changed, a box may be used to surround such a part, or characters may be displayed in bold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11243759
    Abstract: A data storage device includes: a storage configured to store flag information on attributes, each attribute corresponding to a revision version, and firmware comprising register setting information and firmware execution code branch information for each attribute; and a controller configured to read the flag information and the firmware from the storage to execute the firmware according to the flag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Jung Ae Kim
  • Patent number: 11238424
    Abstract: A method of operating a point-of-sale (POS) system (1), the POS system comprising a POS terminal (3) having a software module (17, 21) thereon for enabling a retailer to process transactions within a transaction environment, and a peripheral device (5, 7) in communication with the POS terminal (3), the POS system (1) further comprising a driver software module (40) installed between the POS terminal (3) software module (17, 21) and the peripheral device (5, 7), the method comprising: receiving, at the driver software module (40), data sent between the software module (17, 21) and the peripheral device (5, 7) in communication with the POS terminal (3); communicating with a further device (44, 60, 64) in dependence on the data received at the driver software module (40); receiving modified data from the further device (44, 60, 64); and outputting the modified data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ECREBO LIMITED
    Inventor: Hassan Hajji
  • Patent number: 11240391
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus combines a plurality of sub-movies representing operation procedures to be performed to perform maintenance on the image forming apparatus and plays the combined sub-movies sequentially as one movie. In response to stopping the movie being played, the image forming apparatus displays a replay mark for use to issue a command to replay the movie from the beginning of a sub-movie corresponding to a position where the movie is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11233870
    Abstract: A call control entity (“entity”) communicates with Internet Protocol (IP) phones. Upon receiving from an IP phone a headset connect message indicating that a headset is connected to the IP phone and including a headset identifier of the headset, the entity determines whether there is stored in a call control database a mapping between the headset identifier and a user identifier associated with a user, the mapping configured to provide access to an existing IP phone configuration profile in the call control database. If the mapping exist, the entity completes an extension mobility auto login of the user through the IP phone, which results in acquiring the user identifier from the IP phone. Responsive to completing the extension mobility auto login, the entity accesses the existing IP phone configuration profile based on the user identifier and the mapping, and configures the IP phone with the existing IP phone configuration profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Kumar Gupta, Basant Kumar Basavaraj, Alberto J. Montilla Bravo, Padmini Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11232209
    Abstract: A cryptographic hardware security module (HSM) includes a memory storage device and an immutable hardware unit in signal communication with the memory storage device. The memory storage device is configured to store firmware. The immutable hardware unit is configured to perform a hash operation on targeted firmware stored in the memory storage device to determine an authenticity of the targeted firmware based at least in part on results of the hash operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael D. Hocker
  • Patent number: 11226751
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to reconfiguring storage devices of a storage enclosure. An indication of a cable connection may be received at a first port of the storage enclosure. Storage devices of the storage enclosure may be in communication with a controller via a second port of the storage enclosure. Responsive to receiving the connection indication, the set of storage devices may be reconfigured and/or zoned such that each of a first subset of the set of storage devices is enabled to communicate to a controller via the first port. Similarly, the set of storage devices may be further reconfigured and/or zoned such that each of a second subset of the set of storage devices is enabled to communicate to the controller via the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Brian G. Honan, David Alan Daigle
  • Patent number: 11221842
    Abstract: A method may include, during a boot of an information handling system: determining, based on settings stored in non-volatile memory of the information handling system, whether to perform pre-commit execution of a firmware update image prior to committing the firmware update image to a motherboard of the information handling system, and responsive to determining to perform pre-commit execution, load the firmware update image from a basic input/output system partition of a storage resource of the information handling system and execute the firmware update image in lieu of a firmware image stored on the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Allen C. Wynn, Ibrahim Sayyed, Carl C. McAdams, Gregory A. Havenga, Ruhull A. Bhuiyan
  • Patent number: 11210256
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for context awareness and providing a service. The method includes connecting, by a terminal, to a peripheral, obtaining, by the terminal, information corresponding to the peripheral, determining, by the terminal, context information based on the information corresponding to the peripheral and a connection status of a connection between the terminal and the peripheral, and performing, by the terminal, one or more operations based at least in part on the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BANMA ZHIXING NETWORK (HONGKONG) CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhijun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11196799
    Abstract: USB devices can be redirected from hardware isolated VDI clients. When a VDI client is run in a hardware isolated environment, a notification service can also be run in the hardware isolated environment to enable a USB device that is not accessible within the hardware isolated environment to be redirected to a server on which the VDI client has established a remote session. In some cases, an agent can also be employed in the hardware isolated environment to temporarily redirect the USB device to the hardware isolated environment for use in establishing the remote session before the USB device is redirected to the server. Similar techniques can be employed to redirect a USB device to a hardware isolated environment so that the USB device can be accessed by an application running in the hardware isolated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Thiruchengode Vajravel, Jyothi Bandakka, Ramanujam Venkatesh
  • Patent number: 11194753
    Abstract: There is disclosed in one example an accelerator apparatus, including: a programmable region capable of being programmed to provide an accelerator function unit (AFU); and a platform interface layer (PIL) to communicatively couple to the AFU via an intra-accelerator protocol, and to provide multiplexed communication with a processor via a plurality of platform interconnect interfaces, wherein the PIL is to provide abstracted communication services for the AFU to communicate with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Pratik M. Marolia, Stephen S. Chang, Nagabhushan Chitlur, Michael C. Adler
  • Patent number: 11188363
    Abstract: A compilation system can define, at compile time, the data blocks to be managed by an Even Driven Task (EDT) based runtime/platform, and can also guide the runtime/platform on when to create and/or destroy the data blocks, so as to improve the performance of the runtime/platform. The compilation system can also guide, at compile time, how different tasks may access the data blocks they need in a manner that can improve performance of the tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Reservoir Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthu Manikandan Baskaran, Benoit J. Meister, Benoit Pradelle
  • Patent number: 11188490
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes establishing a connection between a hardware switch and a console port, connecting the console port to a first central processing unit (CPU) using the hardware switch, and receiving, from the console port, a first character stream. The method also includes detecting, by the hardware switch, a first special character within the first character stream. The method further includes connecting, by the hardware switch, the console port to a second CPU in response to detecting the first special character within the first character stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mridul Bajpai, Hsi-Wen Chen, Mete Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 11170636
    Abstract: In response to a detected presence of an intended target appliance within a logical topography of controllable appliances identity information associated with the intended target appliance is used to automatically add to a graphical user interface of a controlling device an icon representative of the intended target appliance and to create at a Universal Control Engine a listing of communication methods for use in controlling corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance. When the icon is later activated, the controlling device is placed into an operating state appropriate for controlling functional operations of the intended target appliance while the Universal Control Engine uses at least one of the communication methods to transmit at least one command to place the intended target appliance into a predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Brian Barnett
  • Patent number: 11157324
    Abstract: A timer service receives timer creation requests from clients and fires those timers upon their expiration by returning to the requesting clients payloads provided with the timer creation requests. A timer creation request includes a client identifier, a timer expiration time, and a payload. The timer service queues timer creation requests, a creation worker adds timer records to a timer store in response to requests and manages partitions of the timer store, and sweeper workers, one per partition, sweep timers into a second queue. A firing worker reads timer index records from the second queue, determines the timers referenced in those timer index records and executes the payloads of those timers. The timer store can be tiered, with partitions different storage priorities based on the timer expirations of the timers in the partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: AndyGibb Halim
  • Patent number: 11150719
    Abstract: Systems involve a dividing unit configured to divide functionality in digital hardware portion through finite state machines (FSMs), protocol timers and PD message accelerator blocks for reducing code size such that their implementation combined with a low code-size firmware (FW) interacts, using a control unit operatively coupled to the dividing unit, with the hardware portion to provide updates in an USB-PD specification, wherein at least one of the FSMs configured to run at a predefined UI clock frequency to enable low active power to the system, a wake-up unit running at least on 4 times of UI clock frequency and detects data edge on configuration channel line to wake-up the entire system from sleep state, wherein a plurality of standard power saving mechanisms selected from clock gating and frequency reduction for clocks are implemented to enable low power corresponding to the system and bypass paths at each level of implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SILICONCH SYSTEMS PVT LTD
    Inventors: Rakesh Kumar Polasa, Shubham Paliwal, Kaustubh Kumar
  • Patent number: 11144299
    Abstract: A firmware updating method is provided. The firmware updating method is adapted to a data storage device, and it can generate a new parameter table according to a conversion formula segment in an update image file required for updating the data storage device. Therefore, even if in a condition where there is a parameter change between a code segment of an old version firmware and a code segment of a new version firmware, the updated or upgraded data storage device can still operate normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 11137818
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a control processing unit (CPU) including a dual in-line memory module (DIMM) controller and hosting a basic input output system (BIOS). A first and a second set of DIMMs are connected to the CPU through the DIMM controller and by a first communication channel and a second communication channel, respectively. Each DIMM in the first and second set of DIMMs may be configured by the BIOS to include a unique data bus IO voltage (Vddq) setting for bidirectional communications with the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stuart Allen Berke, Bhyrav M. Mutnury, Douglas S. Winterberg
  • Patent number: 11106667
    Abstract: Transactional scans of portions of a database may be performed. When a query is received that causes a scan of a database, different portions of the database may be scanned within separate transactions. Operations applicable to perform the scan the records of the different portions of the database may be invoked once within the transactions instead of invoking the operations individually for each of the records in the different portions. Results of the query based on the scanned portions may then be provided in response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongsik Yoon, Gopi Krishna Attaluri, Kamal Kant Gupta, Yingjie He, Saileshwar Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11089454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for upgrading firmware in multiple devices of a connected system are provided. Some systems can include a plurality of system devices in a mesh network of the connected system and a gateway device coupled to the mesh network. The gateway device can initially seed a firmware upgrade for the plurality of system devices, and some of the plurality of system devices can subsequently seed the firmware upgrade for other ones of the plurality of system devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prajnith V. Kumar, Girish Jangam Gangadharam
  • Patent number: 11079992
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus displays a first job setting screen for a user to perform a setting when a predetermined job is executed by a first application and a second job setting screen for the user to perform a setting when the predetermined job is executed by a second application, displays a menu screen including the first application's software key and the second application's software key and one or a plurality of job histories having information regarding the application selection information, and receives designation of any of the job histories by the user. Whether an application corresponding to the information regarding the application selection information included in the designated job history is the first application or the second application is specified, and the first job setting screen or the second job setting screen, which corresponds to the specified application, is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiya Omori
  • Patent number: 11061625
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that improves user-friendliness in changing settings concerning the control thereof. Settings of the information processing apparatus are classified according to categories, and restart information indicative of whether or not restart of the information processing apparatus is required to cause changes of the settings to take effect is stored on a category-by-category basis. A configuration file for changing the settings is acquired. Before changing the settings based on the configuration file, it is determined based on categories of to-be-changed settings and the restart information whether or not the restart is required to cause the changes in the settings specified in the configuration file to take effect. The results of determination are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritsugu Okayama
  • Patent number: 11048565
    Abstract: A control system (2) includes hardware (111), an inter-application interference prevention processing unit (119) that operates in the hardware (111), controller applications (114) that operate on the inter-application interference prevention processing unit (119), and a selection processing unit (115). The controller applications (114) each perform a predetermined calculation on an input value and output a calculated value as a calculation result. The selection processing unit (115) selects one output value based on the calculated values outputted by the controller applications (114) and outputs the output value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunsuke Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11046410
    Abstract: A remote control system for a marine vessel includes at least one fob communicating with a helm transceiver module on the vessel. The fob has at least two user inputs, each associated with a different user-selectable fob command, wherein the fob is configured to wirelessly transmit a fob identification and a selected fob command in response to user selection of a user input. The helm transceiver module is configured to store unique fob identifications for permitted fobs and a set of system commands for each user-selectable fob command for each fob identification, wherein the set of system commands are configurable by a user. Upon receipt of the fob identification and the selected fob command, the helm transceiver module verifies that the fob identification is associated with one of the permitted fobs and identifies the user-configured set of system commands associated with the selected fob command and the fob identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Gonring
  • Patent number: 11048522
    Abstract: A method for controlling setup configuration is disclosed. The method for controlling setup configuration includes determining an alert standard format (ASF) corresponding to a plurality of setup configurations; and transmitting the ASF corresponding to the plurality of setup configurations to a client terminal, for enabling the client terminal to load the plurality of setup configurations of the ASF when rebooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Shing-Hang Wang
  • Patent number: 11042336
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a user interface of an application, wherein the user interface includes an object for displaying a user interface of a printer driver. The apparatus further includes a receiving unit configured to receive default values of print settings via the user interface of the printer driver displayed by designating the object. A creation unit is configured to create a file for installing a customized printer driver based on the received default values, wherein a user interface of the customized printer driver installed using the created file is displayed based on the received default values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Megumi Saito
  • Patent number: 11042411
    Abstract: A resource management system in a data center one or more data storage resource providers and a transaction server. The transaction server is configured to receive, from a client, a request for read and/or write access for a data storage resource, the request comprising one or more specifications, to provide, to the one or more data storage resource providers, at least a portion of the request, and to receive, from the one or more data storage resource providers, respective responses to the request, the responses respectively comprising one or more allocation options. The transaction server is further configured to select one of the one or more allocation options for registration, and register the selected allocation option with a data manager. At least one of the one or more data storage providers is configured to provide the data storage resource in accordance with the registered allocation option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Yaron Klein
  • Patent number: 11038779
    Abstract: A self-service experience for a change requester is provided. Authorized endpoint changes are identified along with corresponding change types. Resource attributes are identified and corresponding parameters of the resources are changed according to change window requirements. Where the changes comply with business policies, the changes are executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Constantin M. Adam, Shang Q. Guo, Brian L. Peterson, John J. Rofrano, Frederick Y. Wu, Sai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11022332
    Abstract: An actuator in a HVAC system includes a mechanical transducer, a processing circuit, a wireless transceiver, and a power circuit. The processing circuit includes a processor and memory and is configured to operate the mechanical transducer according to a control program stored in the memory. The wireless transceiver is configured to facilitate bidirectional wireless data communications between the processing circuit and an external device. The power circuit is configured to draw power from a wireless signal received via the wireless transceiver and power the processing circuit and the wireless transceiver using the drawn power. The processing circuit is configured to use the power drawn from the wireless signal to wirelessly transmit data stored in the memory of the actuator to the external device via the wireless transceiver, wirelessly receive data from the external device via the wireless transceiver, and store the data received from the external device in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Alexander, Christopher Merkl, Gary A. Romanowich, Bernard Clement, Kevin Weiss
  • Patent number: 11017698
    Abstract: A health monitoring device included in a large area display (LAD) with at least one display computers comprises a universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter (UART) configured to produce a test path by communicating with a processor of the display computer, a field programmable gate array (FPGA) configured to transmit a test signal to a terminal of the display computer and receive a test result, an ethernet unit configured to communicate with a test terminal connected with the LAD to transmit a monitoring signal to the test terminal, and a micro-controller configured to gather an operation state of the display computer and produce a measurement signal according to the test result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Byeung Chang Hwang
  • Patent number: 11009995
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and devices for implementing refining of user interface (UI) behavior. Embodiments may include creating a touch-profile of a touch-panel of a computing device from results of a self-diagnostic test measuring capacitance of capacitive sensors of the touch-panel, embedding the touch-profile in a framework of an operating system of the computing device, determining an unusable area of the touch-panel from the touch-profile, and determining a UI modification based on the unusable area of the touch-panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shantanu Jain, Aditya Parulkar, Salman Mohammad, Vevek Venkatesan, Aditya Prakash, Jonathan Kies, Douglas Brems, Robyn Teresa Oliver