Computer Power Control Patents (Class 713/300)
  • Patent number: 12045105
    Abstract: Provided is a method for predicting and managing the temperature of an electronic circuit, which can trigger an alarm, block, or control by predicting in advance a temperature rise result due to heat before heat generation of the electronic circuit and components increases up to a risk level. The temperature prediction and management method is a method for predicting and managing the temperature of an electrical circuit unit including one or more circuits or components including: a detection unit for predicting and managing the heat of the electrical circuit unit; and a control/alarm unit for providing control or an alarm to the electrical circuit unit according to the operation of the detection unit, wherein the electrical circuit unit includes one or more thermistors, and the detection unit senses whether or not the electrical circuit unit is abnormally heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Inventors: Huaxie Nan, Young Chang Cho
  • Patent number: 12047126
    Abstract: A data transmission system having a data transmission channel (2; 21, 22) and a plurality of transmission and receiving units. The data transmission channel is an electric line which has a busbar made of an electrically insulating material and at least one electric conductor. Each of the at least one electric conductor runs in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the busbar. The lateral surface of the busbar is surrounded by one of the electric conductors and/or the busbar spaces apart at least two of the electric conductors from each other. The plurality of transmission and receiving units are arranged along the busbar, and each of the plurality of transmission and receiving units is designed to couple an electromagnetic wave into the electric line or couple an electromagnetic wave out of the electric line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Wollitzer, Helmut Reiter
  • Patent number: 12045108
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a load adjusting method thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Powering of an external power supply is detected. A self-power consumption time of the battery from a full capacity to a preset capacity is calculated and recorded when the powering of the external power supply is detected. A first average value of multiple self-power consumption times recorded within a preset period from a current time is calculated, and the first average value is compared with a second average value of the self-power consumption times of a previous preset period of the preset period. A value of a power limit for controlling the electronic apparatus to enter a load adjusting state is adjusted according to a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Shuo-Jung Chou, Chuan-Jung Wang, Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 12041208
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes: a document transport route along which a document inserted into the image reading apparatus from a front side is transported backward; a reader that reads an image of the document; an ejection guide that upwardly guides the document being fed after the document is ejected backward from the document transport route; and a transport-force-applying mechanism that applies a transport force to the document. The transport force applied by the transport-force-applying mechanism to a first side of the document is greater than the transport force applied by the transport-force-applying mechanism to a second side of the document, the first side being positioned on a first-directional side in a width direction intersecting a document transport direction, the second side being positioned a second-directional side that is opposite to the first-directional side. The ejection guide is positioned asymmetrically toward the first-directional side in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keita Fuji
  • Patent number: 12040018
    Abstract: A method includes setting a current level of a write signal to a first non-zero value for a first period of time. The write signal is provided to a memory element during the first period of time. The current level of the write signal is adjusted from the first non-zero value to a second non-zero value, different from the first non-zero value, for a second period of time. The write signal is provided to the memory element during the second period of time. The current level of the write signal is adjusted from the second non-zero value to a third value, different from the first non-zero value and different from the second non-zero value, for a third period of time. The write signal is provided to the memory element during the third period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: I-Che Lee, Huai-Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 12035505
    Abstract: A micro control unit (“MCU”) controls operation of a cooling fan in a compute device. The MCU is responsive to determining that a fan speed of the cooling fan is above a predetermined speed threshold to periodically determine power consumption of the cooling fan. In response to a periodic determination of power consumption exceeding a predetermined power consumption limit, the MCU reduces the fan speed of the cooling fan by a predetermined increment and continues periodically determine power consumption of the cooling fan. Upon determining that the power consumption does not exceed the predetermined power consumption limit, the MCU discontinues any prior reduction of the fan speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Pranay Mahendra, Arthur Volkmann
  • Patent number: 12029015
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling cooling of electronic components in computing facilities are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a pressure drop of a coolant flowing across multiple servers in an enclosure between the inlet and outlet manifolds and a supply temperature of the coolant at the inlet manifold. The method further includes automatically adjust operations of the pump to maintain the calculated pressure drop at or near a pressure-drop setpoint while automatically adjusting operations of the air mover to maintain the supply temperature at or near a temperature setpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edward Shaw, Husam Atallah Alissa, Brandon Rubenstein, Robert Jason Lankston, II, Christian Belady, Bharath Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 12028543
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a decoding method and apparatus, an encoding method and apparatus, and a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fangdong Chen
  • Patent number: 12022873
    Abstract: A smoking tool according to the present invention includes: a heater configured to heat tobacco leaves inserted into the tool; and an atomizer configured to generate electronic cigarette smoke, in which the atomizer generates the electronic cigarette smoke when a smoker inhales air, such that the smoker inhales the smoke to which nicotine or tobacco flavor generated by heating the tobacco leaves is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 12021523
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated circuit and a computing system. The integrated circuit and a computing system includes a dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) operation and a method of operating the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of sub blocks and a dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) controller. The DVFS controller is configured to output a workload of the plurality of sub blocks, determine a first frequency corresponding to the workload, determine a first voltage corresponding to the first frequency, and provide a second frequency among at least one frequency corresponding to the first voltage to the plurality of sub blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gurnrack Moon, Younggwan Kim, Hojin Kim
  • Patent number: 12022126
    Abstract: A method of encoding video data is disclosed. The method comprising: signaling a first syntax element specifying whether each subpicture consists of one and only one rectangular slice, or each subpicture consists of one or more rectangular slices; signaling a second syntax element specifying a number of rectangular slices in each picture referring to a picture parameter set in a case that the first syntax element specifies that each subpicture consists of one or more rectangular slices; determining whether or not a third syntax element is to be signaled based on the second syntax element; signaling the third syntax element, specifying whether or not fourth syntax elements are present in the picture parameter set, based on the second syntax element; and signaling the fourth syntax elements, specifying a difference in indexes between two rectangular slices, based on the second syntax element and the third syntax element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 12013673
    Abstract: Sensorized commercial buildings are a rich target for building a new class of applications that improve operational and energy efficiency of building operations that take into account human activities. Such applications, however, rarely experience widespread adoption due to the lack of a common descriptive schema that would enable porting these applications and systems to different buildings. Our demo presents Brick [4], a uniform schema for representing metadata in buildings. Our schema defines a concrete ontology for sensors, subsystems and relationships among them, which enables portable applications. Using a web application, we will demonstrate real buildings that have been mapped to the Brick schema, and show application queries that extracts relevant metadata from these buildings. The attendees would be able to create example buildings and write their own queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Michael M. Huber, Gerald A. Asp, Daniel A. Mellenthin, Jeffrey J. G. Senzig
  • Patent number: 12013104
    Abstract: A point light-source includes a housing and a light-emitting circuit packaged in the housing. The housing includes an upper housing and a lower housing, and the light-emitting circuit includes a constant-current control chip and a plurality of single-color light strings. Each single-color light string is composed of a plurality of light-emitting elements connected in series. The constant-current control chip is configured to, in response to an external serial signal, generate pulse signals transmitted to each single-color light string so as to change a luminous brightness of each single-color light string correspondingly through each of the pulse signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Intellirocks Tech. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Dai, Chunbo Zhang, Wenlong Wu
  • Patent number: 12010817
    Abstract: A computing device includes a thermal excursion detection unit and a power supply unit. The thermal excursion detection unit is configured to monitor a temperature of an internal volume of the computing device and to control the operation of the power supply unit. The power supply unit is configured to provide power to hardware components in the computing device and the power supply unit only provides power to the hardware components when the thermal excursion detection unit permits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Michael Tunks, Ayedin Nikazm, Donald Wayne Gerhart, Michael Joseph Stumpf
  • Patent number: 12008401
    Abstract: Automatic central processing unit (CPU) usage optimization includes: monitoring performance activity of a workload comprising a plurality of threads; and modifying a resource allocation of a plurality of cores for the plurality of threads based on the performance activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Harwani, Amitabh Mehra, William R. Alverson, Grant E. Ley, Jerry A. Ahrens, Kenneth Mitchell
  • Patent number: 12007920
    Abstract: An interrupt delivery mechanism for a system includes and interrupt controller and a plurality of cluster interrupt controllers coupled to respective pluralities of processors in an embodiment. The interrupt controller may serially transmit an interrupt request to respective cluster interrupt controllers, which may acknowledge (Ack) or non-acknowledge (Nack) the interrupt based on attempting to deliver the interrupt to processors to which the cluster interrupt controller is coupled. In a soft iteration, the cluster interrupt controller may attempt to deliver the interrupt to processors that are powered on, without attempting to power on processors that are powered off. If the soft iteration does not result in an Ack response from one of the plurality of cluster interrupt controllers, a hard iteration may be performed in which the powered-off processors may be powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Gonion, Charles E. Tucker, Tal Kuzi, Richard F. Russo, Mridul Agarwal, Christopher M. Tsay, Gideon N. Levinsky, Shih-Chieh Wen, Lior Zimet
  • Patent number: 12008359
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide a central processing unit (CPU) to reserve a region of memory for use to store both a boot firmware code and a second boot firmware code and to perform the second boot firmware code without reboot. The reserved region of memory can be a region that is not configured for access by an operating system (OS). The reserved region of memory comprises System Management Random Access Memory (SMRAM). If a first interrupt handler is not overwritten after a second boot firmware code is stored, the CPU can roll back to use of the first interrupt handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sarathy Jayakumar, Mohan J. Kumar, Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu, Michael A. Rothman
  • Patent number: 11998498
    Abstract: A remote control for a sickbed contains: a body, a calling assembly, an operational panel, and a switch. The body includes a power supply set, a microcontroller, a calling knob, and a wireless communication module. The operational panel includes multiple buttons so that when pressing any one of the multiple buttons, the microcontroller starts the transmission mechanism to actuate the sickbed to lift or descend. The switch is arranged on the body and moves close to or away from the calling knob. When the switch is pushed to abut against the calling knob, the calling knob is maintained on a locking position and does not generate a calling signal. When the switch is pushed to move away from the calling knob, the calling knob is maintained on a starting position and is pressed to conduct the power and to send the calling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI YONGSHUNDA MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Hsu
  • Patent number: 12001386
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a model-specific register and a basic input/output system (BIOS). The BIOS receives a selection of a number of processor cores to have enabled in a multiple core processor. In response to the reception of the selection of the number of processor cores to have enabled, the BIOS calculates a different latency for each of a plurality of processor cores in the multiple core processor. Based on the calculated different latency for each of the processor cores, the BIOS determines a first subset of the processor cores to enable and a second subset of the processor cores to disable. The BIOS sets bits in the model-specific register to indicate that the first subset of the processor cores is enabled and the second subset of the processor cores is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Christensen, Yuwei Cai
  • Patent number: 12001866
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a type of virtual machine, which the present disclosure may refer to as a harvest virtual machine, that may allow improved utilization of physical computing resources on a cloud-computing system. First, the harvest virtual machine may be evictable. In other words, higher priority virtual machines may preempt the harvest virtual machine's access to physical computing resources. Second, the harvest virtual machine may receive access to a dynamic amount of physical computing resources during the course of its operating life. Third, the harvest virtual machine may have a minimum size (in terms of an amount of physical computing resources) and may terminate whenever the harvest virtual machine has access to an amount of physical computing resources less than the minimum size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kapil Arya, Aditya Bhandari, Ricardo Gouvêa Bianchini, Brian Jacob Corell, Yimin Deng, Sameh M. Elnikety, Marcus Felipe Fontoura, Inigo Goiri Presa, Alper Gun, Thomas Moscibroda, Chandrasekhar Pasupuleti, Ke Wang
  • Patent number: 11994923
    Abstract: A dongle coupled between a power supplying device for supplying power and a power receiving device for receiving power includes a downstream facing port (DFP), an upstream facing port (UFP) and a controller. The controller is arranged to control deliveries of the power and messages between the power supplying device and the power receiving device. In response to a first power request message received from the power receiving device, the controller is arranged to determine whether a power type request by the power receiving device is Programmable Power Supply (PPS) according to the first power request message. When determining that the power type request by the power receiving device is PPS, the controller is arranged to start first waiting timer, and when the first waiting timer expires, the controller is arranged to send a request accept message to the power receiving device through the UFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Liu Yi, Dandan Zhu, Yuan Deng, Congyu Zhang, Neng-Hsien Lin, Tsung-Tao Wu, Fan-Hau Hsu
  • Patent number: 11997282
    Abstract: An image processing method and apparatus for a mobile platform, a mobile platform, and a medium. The image processing method may include acquiring a current image to be encoded; acquiring an encoding quality evaluation parameter of an encoded historical image and a network state evaluation parameter of a wireless communication link, wherein the encoded historical image may be sent to a receiving end through the wireless communication link; and based on the encoding quality evaluation parameter and the network state evaluation parameter, determining whether to execute a target area image processing algorithm on the current image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhao, Wenyi Su, Shizhen Zhou
  • Patent number: 11994564
    Abstract: A system is described. The system includes at least one power supply, a control system communicatively coupled to the at least one power supply, a communication module, and at least one channel connecting the at least one power supply to the communication module. The at least one channel is also configured to support communication according to a particular communication protocol. The communication module is configured to interface with two or more power supplies of the at least one power supply via the at least one channel, and each power supply of the at least one power supply is configured to transmit diagnostic data associated with the power supply to the communication module via the at least one channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventors: Neil Jingo Samson Valmonte, Ravindra Gurjar, Ajay Tripathi, Patrick Murphy, Calvin Burnett, Earl Max Cambronero
  • Patent number: 11994926
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring power usage and temperature within a data storage device, and adjusting performance based on the power usage and temperature. In certain embodiments, an apparatus may comprise a data storage device (DSD) having an interface to communicate with a host device, and a circuit. The circuit may be configured to receive a first limit designation for a first operating parameter of the DSD via the interface, monitor a value of the first operating parameter of the DSD, evaluate a pending workload of operations to be performed by the DSD, estimate a future value of the first operating parameter based on the pending workload, and adjust performance of the DSD based on the future value and the first limit designation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Abbas Ali
  • Patent number: 11996988
    Abstract: An information handling system executing a reinforcement learning (RL) based data center power consumption minimizing system may comprise a network interface device to receive operational telemetry measurements for a plurality of data center processors forming a processing node, including performance and utilization analytics, and a user-specified low-utility threshold value, a hardware processor to predict a future time window in which a utilization rate for the processing node executing a future workload falls below the user-specified low-utility threshold value, the hardware processor to identify an optimal load-balancing instruction for redistributing the future workload across a sub-portion of the processing system associated with a highest reward value for satisfying quality of service (QoS) requirements, and the network interface device to transmit the optimal load-balancing instruction and an instruction to throttle power supplied to a remainder of the processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS LP
    Inventors: Malathi Ramakrishnan, Ramesh Doddaiah, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11994989
    Abstract: Techniques for analyzing cache efficiencies in storage systems based on in-depth metrics instrumentation. The techniques include collecting metrics instrumentation data for each page of a specific type stored in a cache memory component of a storage system. The metrics instrumentation data for each page of a specific type includes a timestamp indicating when the page was stored in the cache, a timestamp indicating when the last cache hit occurred for the page, a current number of cache hits for the page, and an indication of the specific type of page. The techniques further include, based on the metrics instrumentation data, obtaining a plurality of metrics for each specific type of page stored in the cache. The techniques further include, based on the plurality of metrics and/or the metrics instrumentation data, performing a remedial action to improve performance of the cache memory component or provide more optimal use of memory resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Vladimir Shveidel, Lior Kamran, Leron Fliess
  • Patent number: 11994261
    Abstract: There is described a color-changing LED bulb in the LED bulb technical field. The bulb has light-emitting components, under which electrified components are mounted. The outer surface of the light-emitting component is covered by a lampshade. The light-emitting component includes a component loading board with a protective cover on the outer side. The power cord stretches out of the bottom of the loading board and is connected to electrified components. Capacitors are also mounted at the bottom of the loading board. This color changing LED bulb controls the power supply to the beads via a chip bridge rectifier, chip resistor, and IC chip. If the switch is flipped, the chip bridge rectifier detects if power is supplied. By connecting the 3 different IC chips—U1, U2 & U3, U1 chip controls the U2 & U3 IC chip to electrify the beads of different colors. Each time that the switch is operated (flipped), a different color is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Fourstar Group Inc.
    Inventors: Weian Lai, Benjamin J. Tryde
  • Patent number: 11989068
    Abstract: Described aspects include a system for optimizing performance of a functional circuit unit, a method of optimizing performance of a functional circuit unit, and a computer program product. In one embodiment, the system may include a functional circuit unit having an associated cooling device and power converter, one or more sensors for the functional circuit unit, the one or more sensors including a power sensor and a temperature sensor, and a first machine learning model. The first machine learning model may be adapted to receive temperature data and power data from the one or more sensors, and to generate control signals for the cooling device and the power converter to optimize performance of the functional circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Shun Zhang, Shaoze Fan, Xiaoxiao Guo, Chuang Gan
  • Patent number: 11989109
    Abstract: Managing power consumption for computing cluster, including for each IHS of the computing cluster: executing I/O computing workloads at the IHS associated with movement of block storage data, stored at a disk array in communication with the IHS, between the disk array and the IHS; during execution of the I/O computing workloads, determining an I/O power usage of the IHS; calculating an accumulated I/O power consumption of the plurality of IHS based on a summation of the I/O power usage of each of the IHS; during movement of the block storage data, calculating a power consumption of the disk array; calculating, for each IHS, a power storage consumption of the IHS based on the I/O power usage of the IHS, the accumulated I/O power consumption, and the power consumption of the disk array; allocating additional workloads among the plurality of IHS based on the power storage consumption of each IHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rishi Mukherjee, Ravishankar N. Kanakapura, Prasoon Kumar Sinha, Raveendra Babu Madala
  • Patent number: 11990952
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving low voltage pulse power from power sourcing equipment at a powered device, synchronizing the powered device with a waveform of the low voltage pulse power received from the power sourcing equipment, and operating the powered device with high voltage pulse power received from the power sourcing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Paul Arduini, Sung Kee Baek, Richard Anthony O'Brien, Joel Richard Goergen, Chad M. Jones, Jason Dewayne Potterf, Ruqi Li
  • Patent number: 11990028
    Abstract: A system including a lighting controller and a radio adapter. The lighting controller includes a smart port and is configured to control at least one lighting fixture. The radio adapter is communicatively coupled to the lighting controller via the smart port. The radio adapter is configured to establish a wireless communication link between the lighting controller and an external device, communicatively couple the external device to the lighting controller via the smart port, and provide a master clock timing signal to the lighting controller via the smart port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: HLI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore E. Weber, Bruce Rhodes, Christopher Lane Bailey, Mark Rosenau, Brian Gaza
  • Patent number: 11990757
    Abstract: The power supply system comprises an inter-system bus, one or more renewable energy systems and one or more second switches, where each second switch is coupled to one renewable energy system and to connect to the corresponding renewable energy system to the inter-system bus. The power supply system further comprises one or more current detection circuits, where each current detection circuit is coupled to one renewable energy system to detect an output current of the corresponding renewable energy system. The power supply system further comprises a central controller coupled to the inter-system bus and configured to, in response to the output current of the corresponding renewable energy system is higher than a predetermined threshold current, activate a corresponding second switch to connect the corresponding renewable energy system to the inter-system bus to provide a renewable power to at least one of the one or more server clusters, or storage systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Tianyi Gao
  • Patent number: 11989005
    Abstract: A system performs adaptive thermal ceiling control at runtime. The system includes computing circuits and a thermal management module. When detecting a runtime condition change that affects power consumption in the system, the thermal management module determines an adjustment to the thermal ceiling of a computing circuit, and increases the thermal ceiling of the computing circuit according to the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Bo-Jr Huang, Jia-Wei Fang, Jia-Ming Chen, Ya-Ting Chang, Chien-Yuan Lai, Cheng-Yuh Wu, Yi-Pin Lin, Wen-Wen Hsieh, Min-Shu Wang
  • Patent number: 11983742
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for modeled advertisement conversion attributions. An example method may include receiving first input data comprising first advertisement impression data and first advertisement conversion data, wherein the first input data includes one or more user identifiers associated with both the advertisement impression data and advertisement conversion data. The example method may also include training one or more machine learning models using the first input data. The example method may also include receiving second input data comprising second advertisement impression data, wherein user identifiers are unavailable for the second input data. The example method may also include determining, using the one or more machine learning models, second predicted conversion data associated with the second input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Ma, Jia Chen, Hancheng Ge, Paula Despins
  • Patent number: 11984997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polarity correction circuit. The polarity correction circuit may include a detection module and a switching module. The detection module may be configured to detect a polarity of a DC voltage transmitted to a powered device and generate one or more control signals based on the polarity of the DC voltage. The switching module may be configured to receive the one or more control signals and a data signal transmitted from the powered device. The switching module may be further configured to adapt a polarity of the data signal based on the one or more control signals such that the polarity of the data signal is accordant with the polarity of the DC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiji Deng
  • Patent number: 11977429
    Abstract: A system for controlling power settings is provided that includes a plurality of components, each component configured to implement a power control algorithm. A controller is coupled to each component and configured to control a power state of each component as a function of the power control algorithm for each component. The controller comprises a state machine having a plurality of states, wherein the power control algorithm of each component is controlled by the controller as a function of a state of the state machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Akkiah Choudary Maddukuri, Arun Muthaiyan, Jun Gu, Eugene Cho, Dit Charoen
  • Patent number: 11977748
    Abstract: A memory device includes memory dice, each memory die including: a memory array; a memory to store a data structure; and control logic that includes: multiple processing threads to execute memory access operations on the memory array concurrently; a priority ring counter, the data structure to store an association between a value of the priority ring counter and a subset of the multiple processing threads; a threads manager to increment the value of the priority ring counter before a power management cycle and to identify one or more prioritized processing threads corresponding to the subset of the multiple processing threads; and a peak power manager coupled with the threads manager and to prioritize allocation of power to the one or more prioritized processing threads during the power management cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Luca Nubile, Walter Di Francesco, Fumin Gu, Ali Mohammadzadeh, Biagio Iorio, Liang Yu
  • Patent number: 11973356
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device may include: a power management module; a USB connection terminal; a processor operably connected to the power management module and the USB connection terminal; and a memory operably connected to the processor. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: provide, in response to connection with an external electronic device through the USB connection terminal, fast charging related information to the external electronic device; obtain power based on the fast charging related information from the external electronic device; perform a fast charging operation through the power management module based on the obtained power; determine to enter a first mode for data communication with the external electronic device; and determine whether fast charging is possible in the external electronic device based on the obtained power and an entry into the first mode by the electronic device and the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngmin Park, Dongrak Shin, Wookwang Lee
  • Patent number: 11971770
    Abstract: The present invention disclosures a current calibration device for power supply channels in a test system, comprising n power supply channels, n connection switches corresponding to the n power supply channels, m resistors, m selection switches corresponding to the m resistors, a VBIAS power supply, a SPI bus, a host computer and an ammeter, wherein, both n and m are integers greater than 0; one end of each of the n power supply channels is connected to the SPI bus, and another end of each of the n power supply channels is connected to a node Q through a connection switch correspondingly, both ends of the selection switch are connected respectively to the node Q and one end of the resistor, and another end of the resistor is connected to the positive terminal of the ammeter, and the negative terminal of the ammeter is connected to the VBIAS power supply, and the VBIAS power supply is connected to the SPI bus simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Edward Zhu
  • Patent number: 11966788
    Abstract: Techniques for predictive autoscaling and resource optimization of software deployments. In an implementation, users declare performance objectives, and machine learning of application behavior and load profile is to used to determine minimum cost resourcing to meet the declared performance objectives. In an embodiment, convergent deployments are monitored and related feedback is provided to improve forecasting, behavior modeling, and resource estimation over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SNYK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jevon MacDonald, James Bowes, Domenic Rosati
  • Patent number: 11966505
    Abstract: The disclosed Security Hardware/Software simultaneously triggers a mild yet effective shock to the invader's fingers, while completely shutting down the device that is being targeted for hacking. A first system interrupt based on a first unsuccessful login into the computer system, and configured to display a warning message to a user on a screen in communication with a keyboard of the computer system. The deterrent shock is delivered to the user based on the first system interrupt. A second system interrupt based on a second unsuccessful login, and configured to trigger an alarm and lock down computer system devices and inform a law enforcement agency of the second system interrupt. A third system interrupt is based on a third unsuccessful login. The third system interrupt is configured to accept a secure pass code from a vendor of the system to restore the system to a preinterrupt condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Phyllis Frazier
  • Patent number: 11968340
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to, when connected devices whose number is greater than a predetermined number are connected to the information processing apparatus, the predetermined number indicating the maximum number of devices simultaneously supplied with power, switch a power supply destination between the connected devices so as to obtain a state in which the number of connected devices simultaneously supplied with power is equal to or less than the predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Ugai
  • Patent number: 11968801
    Abstract: A fan control system for use in a server system is disclosed. The fan control system includes a first monitoring and protection chip, a second monitoring and protection chip, a switch, a plurality of fans and a complex programmable logic device (CPLD). In a shutdown state of the server system, the switch is switched under control of the CPLD so that the fans are connected to the second monitoring and protection chip, receive standby power therefrom and run at a standby power level. When the server system is switched to a working state, the switch is switched under control of the CPLD so that the fans are connected to the first monitoring and protection chip, receive operating power therefrom and run at a higher working power level. This design can address different heat dissipation needs of various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ye Liu
  • Patent number: 11966269
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus, including: a first power supply component, a power over Ethernet (POE) component, a second power supply component, a first controller, and a power supply path management component. The first power supply component is respectively connected to the first controller and the power supply path management component, the POE component is connected to the first controller, and the first controller and the second power supply component are respectively connected to the power supply path management component. The first controller is configured to: detect whether the first power supply component supplies power; close a power supply path of the POE component when the first power supply component supplies power normally; and control the power supply path management component to open a power supply path of the second power supply component when the POE component supplies power abnormally and the first power supply component does not supply power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinyi Cheng
  • Patent number: 11966274
    Abstract: The technology described herein is directed towards optimizing power consumption of devices, e.g., in a datacenter. A modified (two-tier) genetic algorithm performs a carbon footprint-based optimization in a first tier to determine a candidate range of coefficients for each device type, e.g., servers, switches and storage devices/systems that likely reduce carbon footprint of each device type. In a second tier of the genetic algorithm, those ranges of coefficients are used in conjunction with actual power usage-based carbon footprint scores of individual devices to find respective sets of coefficients that minimize respective objective functions for the servers, the switches and the storage devices. The sets of coefficients can be used for power capping the devices. Device performance constraint-based intelligent selection can be used in one or both tiers to speed up convergence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventor: Bina Thakkar
  • Patent number: 11960250
    Abstract: A main circuit includes a switching element, and converts electric power input to the main circuit and supplies a result of the conversion to a load. The controller switches a control scheme of the main circuit from a first control scheme to a second control scheme at a first time point when the output value starts to vary and switches the control scheme of the main circuit from the second control scheme to the first control scheme at a second time point when a determination is made that switching of a variation direction of the output value will occur on the basis of a detection value of the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Watanabe, Tomokazu Sakashita
  • Patent number: 11961558
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device includes a non-volatile memory device with an array of non-volatile memory cells, and an isolation circuit configured to conduct voltage from an internal voltage supply to one of the memory cells during a hidden write operation to the one of the memory cells, and conduct voltage from an external voltage supply to the one of the memory cells during a non-hidden write operation to the one of the memory cells. Current at the external voltage supply can be monitored external to the IC device during the non-hidden write operation, and current of the internal voltage supply is provided by a capacitor that cannot be monitored external to the IC device during the hidden write operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tahmina Akhter, Gilles Joseph Maurice Muller
  • Patent number: 11960339
    Abstract: A multi-die processor semiconductor package includes a first base integrated circuit (IC) die configured to provide, based at least in part on an indication of a configuration of a first plurality of compute dies 3D stacked on top of the first base IC die, a unique power domain to each of the first plurality of compute dies. In some embodiments, the semiconductor package also includes a second base IC die including a second plurality of compute dies 3D stacked on top of the second base IC die and an interconnect communicably coupling the first base IC die to the second base IC die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Chapman, Alan D. Smith, Edward Chang
  • Patent number: 11962178
    Abstract: A method for managing a battery to perform a final action, the method includes determining a battery supplying power to an electronic device is discharging and receiving battery specification information for the battery. The method includes receiving environmental condition information for the battery and determining an open circuit voltage for the battery. The method includes determining a base capacity for the battery, a first capacity reduction for the battery based on the battery specification, and a second capacity reduction for the battery based on the environmental condition information. The method includes determining an overall expected capacity for the battery based on the first capacity reduction and the second capacity reduction, where the overall expected capacity represents available energy. Responsive to determining the available energy for the battery is less than a required energy to perform an action prior to battery depletion, the method includes sending a warning notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric B. Swenson, Marc Henri Coq, Mark E. Maresh, Richard John Fishbune
  • Patent number: 11960344
    Abstract: A memory controller component of a memory system stores memory access requests within a transaction queue until serviced so that, over time, the transaction queue alternates between occupied and empty states. The memory controller transitions the memory system to a low power mode in response to detecting the transaction queue is has remained in the empty state for a predetermined time. In the transition to the low power mode, the memory controller disables oscillation of one or more timing signals required to time data signaling operations within synchronous communication circuits of one or more attached memory devices and also disables one or more power consuming circuits within the synchronous communication circuits of the one or more memory devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ware, Robert E. Palmer, John W. Poulton, Andrew M. Fuller