By External Command Patents (Class 713/310)
  • Patent number: 11564169
    Abstract: An interface circuit in a device, e.g., an access point, may perform link adaptation. During operation, the interface circuit may provide a wake-up frame, e.g., a LP-WUR packet, associated with a channel in a band of frequencies, where the wake-up frame is intended for a wake-up radio in a recipient device. Then, the interface circuit may receive, from the recipient device, feedback information associated with a second channel in a second band of frequencies, where the feedback information is associated with a main radio in the recipient device. Based at least in part on the feedback information, the interface circuit may estimate one or more communication metrics associated with the channel in the band of frequencies. Moreover, based at least in part on the one or more communication metrics, the interface circuit may determine a data rate for use in communication via the channel in the band of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Yoel Boger, Christiaan A. Hartman, Christian W. Mucke, Tushar R. Shah, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery
  • Patent number: 11545852
    Abstract: A method for remote monitoring includes (1) generating first sensor data from a first sensor at a first network node of a communications network and (2) sending the first sensor data from the first sensor to a second network node that is remote from the first network node, via the communications network. The first network node is powered from an electrical power grid that is separate from the communications network. The first sensor data may be raw sensor data and/or lossless sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Caruso, Darshak Thakore, Stephen Glennon
  • Patent number: 11493978
    Abstract: Techniques for employing a decentralized sleep management service are described herein. In some instances, each computing device of a group of computing devices periodically shares information about itself with each other computing device of the group. With this information, each computing device within the group that is awake and capable of managing other devices selects a subset of devices to probe. The devices then probe this subset to determine whether the probed devices are asleep. In response to identifying a sleeping device, the probing device takes over management of the sleeping device. Managing the sleeping device involves informing other devices of the group that the sleeping device is being managed, in addition to monitoring requests for services on the sleeping device. In response to receiving a valid request for a service hosted by the sleeping device, the managing device awakens the sleeping device and ceases managing the now-woken device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob R. Lorch, Siddhartha Sen, Jitendra D. Padhye, Richard L. Hughes, Carlos Garcia Jurado Suarez
  • Patent number: 11494601
    Abstract: A printer includes: a first connector to be used to input electric power supplied from an outside; a second connector to which a communication terminal is to be connected, and which is to be used to output at least a part of the electric power to the connected communication terminal; a printing control unit configured to control operation of a printing unit configured to perform printing on recording paper; and an adjustment unit configured to adjust a maximum amount of the electric power to be output from the second connector, of the electric power supplied from the outside, to a first amount of power when the printing unit is not under a printing operation, and adjust the maximum amount of the electric power to be output from the second connector to a second amount of power when the printing unit is under the printing operation, the second amount of power being smaller than the first amount of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Koki Yoshida, Yoshio Kitamura, Yohei Ishidoya
  • Patent number: 11470553
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may include one or more antennas and a first transceiver operatively coupled to the antennas. The one or more antennas and the first transceiver may be configured to receive a first signal from a network using zero energy from the WTRU. The one or more antennas and the first transceiver may be further configured to extract energy from the first signal. The first transceiver may be further configured to examine a separation between energy threshold events to decode an energy signature of the first signal. The first transceiver may be further configured to activate a second transceiver operatively coupled to the one or more antennas if the decoded energy signature matches a stored energy signature, wherein the second transceiver is powered by the WTRU. The one or more antennas and the second transceiver may be configured to receive a second signal from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Tanbir Haque, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Alpaslan Demir
  • Patent number: 11456616
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying uninterruptible power includes a housing, a power supply input connected to a solar panel as a power supply, a main network input, a powered device output, an alternative power supply as a plurality of batteries, and a control module. The power supply input includes a controller and power distribution unit to manage the solar panel. The main network input and control module are also modified to include an adapter, a power management processor, and a network management processor. There can be a panel irradiance sensor on the solar panel and connected to the power management processor. The system can be located at a remote location with only the solar panel connected to the power supply input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: BTU RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kanarellis, Charles I. McAndrew, Kenny Swatzel
  • Patent number: 11455012
    Abstract: A power-governing method is for a USB docking station. The USB docking station includes a connector, ports, output-monitoring circuits, and a control circuit. The connector connects to a master device and has a power supply channel. The ports connect to power-receiving devices. The output-monitoring circuits correspond to the ports. The output-monitoring circuits selectively connect the power supply channel to the corresponding ports. Each the output-monitoring circuit has an upper limit power value. Each the output-monitoring circuit obtains a current output power of the corresponding port. The output-monitoring circuit disconnects the connection between the corresponding port and the power supply channel when the current output power is greater than its upper limit power value. The control circuit has rated power values corresponding to the ports. The control circuit sets upper limit power values according to the rated power values, current output powers, and a power supply option of the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: LUXSHARE-ICT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Chang, Chan-Yao Yeh, Wu-Chiang Yen, Ya-Ling Huang
  • Patent number: 11429401
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting interactions with a utility meter. In an example, a method transitions from a locked user input state into an unlocked user input state. While in the unlocked user input state, the method performs operations, including displaying, on a display of the utility meter, a menu that includes objects. The operations further include receiving, from an accelerometer, an acceleration measurement that represents three-dimensional movement. The operations further include comparing the acceleration measurement to an expected user input. The expected user input is associated with an interaction with a selected surface of the utility meter and is based on the displayed menu. The operations can further include when the acceleration measurement corresponds to the expected user input, updating the displayed menu to indicate a user selection of a selected object on the displayed menu and updating the display by navigating the menu to indicate the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Busekrus, Gerry VanHorn
  • Patent number: 11390177
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The vehicle may include a plurality of charging ports electrically coupled to a first connector and a second connector, each of the first and second connectors configured to receive power from at least one charger; and a controller configured to receive a charging start command and, upon receiving the charging start command, to control operation of the vehicle to be sequentially paired with the first connector and the second connector when the first connector and the second connector are electrically coupled to the plurality of charging ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Yura Corporation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JeongHa Noh, Beob Mo Seong, Sang Yeon Kim, Dueg Ki Shin
  • Patent number: 11385705
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an operation method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes: a volatile memory; a nonvolatile memory; and a processor configured to: determine stability of a system for the display apparatus; when a power-off input for the display apparatus is received, if the system is determined to be stable, enter a power-saving mode while maintaining power supply to the volatile memory in which execution data regarding an application currently being executed is stored; and if the system is determined to be unstable, perform power-off processing after storing execution status information of at least one application being executed in the nonvolatile memory, perform booting to execute the application by using application execution status information stored in the nonvolatile memory, and store the execution data regarding the executed application in the volatile memory and then enter the power saving mode while maintaining the power supply to the volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Choi, Cheulhee Hahm, Yoojin Park
  • Patent number: 11350543
    Abstract: A system may include a cooling subsystem comprising at least one air mover configured to generate a cooling airflow in the system and a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the cooling subsystem for control of the cooling subsystem and configured to determine an acoustic limit associated with the cooling subsystem, correlate the acoustic limit to an acoustic-based air mover speed limit for the at least one air mover, and control the cooling subsystem to maintain an air mover speed of the at least one air mover below the acoustic-based air mover speed limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Paul Allen Waters
  • Patent number: 11341014
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an embedded controller that subsequent to a determination that a power button is activated, may determine a sequence of unplugging a connector from a port within a time threshold and subsequently plugging the connector from the port within another time threshold. The embedded controller may determine a hotkey associated with the sequence of unplugging the connector from the port and subsequently plugging the connector to the port, and execute a function based on the hotkey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Craig L. Chaiken, Chun Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 11316502
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an open condition in a master-slave configuration are described. In an example, a controller can be integrated in a slave device of a master-slave configuration. The controller can be configured to activate a current source to supply a current to a pin of the slave device. The controller can be further configured to compare a voltage measured at the pin of the slave device with a reference voltage. The controller can be further configured to, based on the comparison, determine a presence or an absence of an open condition associated with the pin of the slave device. The controller can be further configured to output a signal representing the determination of the presence or the absence of the open condition to a master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics America Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Cheung, Keerthi Varman Anna Jayaprakash, Fumihito Hayashi, Yuji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11309804
    Abstract: A Power over Data Lines (PoDL) system includes a Powered Device (PD) logic circuit for conveying classification information to Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), during a classification phase, via a wire pair. The logic circuit controls a shunting switch for selectively shunting the wires together for communication with the PSE during the classification phase. A holdup capacitor supplies power to the logic circuit during the classification phase. The logic circuit controls a full-bridge rectifier to ensure the capacitor is charged with a proper polarity voltage and to ensure a proper polarity voltage is supplied to a PD load. The PD has a controller for controlling the rectifier to cause a current path between terminals of the capacitor, via the shunting switch, when the shunting switch is to be turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventor: Andrew J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 11297231
    Abstract: An Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) is equipped with a power sourcing equipment (PSE) supplying a direct current (DC) voltage to a powered device (PD) through Ethernet cables, and an Ethernet switch which includes a packet switching controller including a central processing unit (CPU) controlling the ON/OFF states of at least one pair of DC voltage output and the onset of an initialization process of the PSE; the Ethernet switch further includes a non-volatile memory storing a firmware which provides a reboot process of the CPU such that when the UPS powered by PoE is undergoing the reboot process, the PSE can continue to supply the DC voltage. A first parameter PersistentPoE and a second parameter PPoE_flag are used for setting the ON/OFF states of DC voltage output of PoE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Antaira Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Woody Pan, Jeff Yang
  • Patent number: 11295093
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a transponder is provided, comprising: a field strength range determination unit configured to determine a field strength range of a radio frequency (RF) field generated by an external reader device; a controller configured to delay processing of a command by the transponder in dependence on the field strength range determined by the field strength range determination unit. In accordance with further aspects of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of operating a transponder is conceived, and a corresponding computer program is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Björn Rasmussen, Raghavendra Kongari, Shankar Joshi, Rahul Ravindra Pathak
  • Patent number: 11281274
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for a USB power receiving device selecting a power supply option. The method is performed by the USB power receiving device and includes: receiving N power data object(s) (PDO(s)) from a USB power supplying device, in which the N is a positive integer; checking whether at least one of M PDO(s) of the USB power receiving device matches at least one of the N PDO(s) according to a selection rule including a voltage requirement and a current-related requirement and accordingly generating a request data object (RDO), in which the M is a positive integer; and transmitting the RDO to the USB power supplying device to request the USB power supplying device to supply power to the USB power receiving device according to the RDO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Congyu Zhang, Haichao Zheng, Chen Shen
  • Patent number: 11281516
    Abstract: An error handling method for a transmission interface connecting between a first device and a second device for performing data transmission between the first device and the second device, wherein a connection type between the transmission interface and the first device is a direct interface (DI) and the connection type between the transmission interface and the second device is an indirect interface (II), and the error handling method comprises: when an error is detected at the direct interface, reporting an error event to a host of the first device; when an error is detected at the indirect interface, attempting to handle the error without letting the host discover it; and when the error detected at the indirect interface is determined as unable to be solved, reporting another error event to the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yuan Hsiao, Sung-Kao Liu, Yi-Ting Chien, Wei-Hung Chuang, Chih-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11277795
    Abstract: A method for communication in a wireless LAN system according to an embodiment includes: receiving, by a first wireless terminal including a main radio module and a WUR module for receiving a wake-up packet modulated based on OOK scheme, the wake-up packet from a second wireless terminal based on the WUR module, wherein the wake-up packet includes first information indicating that a broadcast scheme is applied to the wake-up packet and second information for indicating the presence of a group addressed frame buffered by the second wireless terminal; and controlling, by the first wireless terminal, the main radio module such that the main radio module remains in a doze state until a predetermined wake-up time after reception of the wake-up packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeongki Kim, Kiseon Ryu, Jinsoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11258664
    Abstract: A provisioning system autonomously and asynchronously brings up data center racks. In an embodiment, the provisioning system determines presence of a first and second device connected to a network. The provisioning system generates a first and second thread for validation of the first and second devices, respectively. Responsive to determining by the first thread that the first device is not validated, the provisioning system notifies a detection system that the validation of the first device has not passed. Responsive to determining by the second thread that the second device is validated, the provisioning system provisions the second device for integration with one or more provisioned devices on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasileios Lakafosis, Robin Bassant, Harshmeet Singh
  • Patent number: 11249541
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with wake-on-frame mechanisms are described. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes a central processing unit (CPU) that performs routing related processing on packets prior to sending the packets to one or more destination devices and a switch configured to send packets to the CPU. The switch is configured to, in response to receiving a new packet for the CPU, determine whether a wake-on-frame mechanism is enabled. When the wake-on-frame mechanism is enabled, the switch causes an interrupt signal to be sent to the CPU, such that receiving the interrupt signal will cause the CPU to wake up. When the wake-on-frame mechanism is disabled, the switch sends the packet to the CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Donald Pannell, Hong Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 11212159
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques might provide for implementing interconnection gateway and/or hub functionalities between two or more network functions virtualization (“NFV”) entities that are located in different networks. In some embodiments, a NFV interconnection gateway (“NFVIG”) might receive a set of network interconnection information from each of two or more sets of NFV entities, each set of NFV entities being located within a network separate from the networks in which the other sets of NFV entities are located. The NFVIG might be located in one of these networks. The NFVIG might abstract each set of network interconnection information, and might establish one or more links between the two or more sets of NFV entities, based at least in part on the abstracted sets of network interconnection information. The NFVIG might provide access to one or more virtualized network functions (“VNFs”) via the one or more links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Fargano, Charles I. Cook, Kevin M. McBride, William O'Brien, Jr., John McManus
  • Patent number: 11190038
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a first port and a second port; a system; a battery; a first charging circuit electrically connected to the first port, the system, and the battery; and a second charging circuit electrically connected to the second port, the system, the battery, and the first charging circuit. Accordingly, the electronic device can be supplied with electricity from a plurality of electric supplies through circuits which are realized in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Wonseok Jang, Jaedeok Cha, Sangju Kim
  • Patent number: 11183244
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory array and a frequency-to-voltage converter. The memory array includes a plurality of memory cells arranged in rows and columns, and gates of the memory cells in the same row are coupled to each other and connected to a word line. The frequency-to-voltage converter coupled between the word line and a clock signal source outside the memory device receives a clock signal, and correspondingly outputs different voltages to the word line in accordance with the frequency of the clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: WINBOND ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Chung-Meng Huang
  • Patent number: 11181966
    Abstract: Described examples include USB port controllers with a control circuit configured to switch from a normal first power mode to a second power mode for reduced power consumption in response a command from a port manager circuit, and to switch from the second power mode to the first power mode in response to detected activity on a communications connection, or a detected connection of a USB device to a USB port connector. After switching back to the first power mode in response to detected communications activity, the control circuit automatically switches operation of the USB port controller back to the second power mode unless a communications transaction addressed to the USB port controller is received within a non-zero certain time after switching from the second power mode to the first power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Deric Wayne Waters, Gregory Wallis Collins
  • Patent number: 11172267
    Abstract: A method of downloading video contents from a content server to a client through a base station of a wireless communication network is provided. Each video content includes a sequence of encoded video frames. The method includes having the content server send a video content in a sequence of data packets, each data packet including data corresponding to at least one portion of an encoded video frame, and having a proxy server at the base station classify each data packet according to the type of video frame it correspond to. The method also includes having a scheduler at the base station assign radio resources for the transmission of the data packets to the client based on the classification carried out by the proxy server, and transmitting the data packets to the client by exploiting the radio resource assignment carried out by the scheduler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Gennaro Boggia, Pietro Camarda, Marco Caretti, Roberto Fantini, Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Bruno Melis, Giuseppe Piro
  • Patent number: 11157289
    Abstract: In embodiments, at least one computer-readable medium (CRM) includes a plurality of instructions to cause a computing device, in response to execution of the instructions, to operate a power manager to: receive a request from a first operating system (OS) of a virtualized execution environment (VEE) of the computing device to suspend a first input/output (I/O) device of the computing device. The computing device has a plurality of I/O ports for receiving a plurality of I/O devices including the first I/O device. The plurality of I/O ports are virtualized for a plurality of OSes of the VEE, including the first OS. In response to the receipt, the power manager conditionally suspends the first I/O device if no other guest OS of the VEE is using the first I/O device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajaram Regupathy, Saranya Gopal, Peter Ewert
  • Patent number: 11153376
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques for an IoT shell are provided. A system includes a plurality of IoT resources including one or more sensors, a data lake comprising a collection of data streams from the one or more sensors, and an IoT device in communication with the plurality of IoT resources and coupled to the one or more sensors. The IoT device may configured to provide an IoT shell interfacing with a system kernel, the IoT shell configured to accept a set of one or more shell commands. The IoT device may further be configured to receive one or more shell commands, and determine at least one of an argument of the shell command, and an attribute of the argument. The IoT device may then perform a shell command of the one or more shell commands on one or more of the plurality of IoT resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Tom Funk
  • Patent number: 11144486
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a processor with an Improved Inter-Integrated Circuit (I3C) master interface, a first device with a first I3C slave interface, and a second device with a second I3C slave interface. The first I3C slave interface provides first In-Band Interrupts (IBIs) to the I3C master interface and has a first I3C address. The second I3C interface provides second IBIs to the I3C master interface and has a second I3C address. The second I3C address is higher than the first I3C address. The processor receives the first IBI, determines that the second IBIs are masked by the first Mb due to the second I3C address being higher than the first I3C address, and assigns a third I3C address to one of the first I3C slave interface and the second I3C slave interface in response to determining that the second IBIs are masked by the first IBIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Nihit S. Bhavsar, Timothy M. Lambert
  • Patent number: 11140025
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for mission critical (MC) push notification mechanism in a high-reliability (HR) information centric network (ICN) are described herein. For example, a node may test network links to other nodes to classify the other nodes into proximate nodes and non-proximate nodes based on a reception metric. The node may then elect a set of leader nodes from the proximate nodes. Here, the set of leader nodes are selected based on link quality between respective leader nodes and non-proximate nodes. The node may detect an MC event and create an ICN data packet that contains data from the MC event. The node may then transmit the ICN data packet to the set of leader nodes that then relay the ICN data packet to the non-proximate nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Satish Chandra Jha, S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Yi Zhang, Eve M. Schooler, Ned M. Smith, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Kuilin Clark Chen, Zongrui Ding
  • Patent number: 11132047
    Abstract: Power management in a computing device. A driver is registered with an operating system (OS) executing on the computing device to receive information about a position of a user interface control. If the user interface control is moved, the driver receives a notification of the user interface control position and determines a power management intervention based on the position. The driver transmits the power management intervention to power control circuitry which sets a power setting of the computing device based on the intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Alexander S. Duenas, Omer Irshad, Sishanthy Balachandran, Arpit Nitinbhai Patel, Andrew Savio D'Souza, Oleksandr Khodorkovsky
  • Patent number: 11119547
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a voltage regulator, a device, and a controller. The voltage regulator provides an output voltage to power on the device. The controller includes a voltage enable sense line. The controller provides a signal to enable the voltage regulator on the voltage enable sense line at a first voltage associated with a first state. The controller also monitors a voltage level on the voltage enable sense line, and determines whether the voltage level of the voltage enable sense line has changed to a second voltage level associated with a second state. In response to the voltage level on the voltage enable sense line changing to the second voltage level, the controller detects that the output voltage is fully turned on and provided to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Isaac Qin Wang
  • Patent number: 11107423
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and device for controlling backlight of a screen of a display device, and a display device. The method includes: generating backlight control information and caching the backlight control information, by a main controller, in response to an instruction for awakening the display device; starting, by the main controller, a backlight controller, to initialize the backlight controller; and outputting, by the main controller, the backlight control information to the backlight controller, in response to completion of initialization of the backlight controller, to cause the backlight controller to control the backlight of the screen of the display device according to the backlight control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Hisense Visual Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaihu Ji, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 11106257
    Abstract: An over-temperature protection circuit applied in a motherboard platform includes a first processor, a second processor, and a peripheral circuit. The first processor includes first temperature detection unit, the second processor includes second temperature detection unit. The over-temperature protection circuit includes third temperature detection unit and digital processing unit. The first processor can determine that the motherboard platform is in an over-temperature state through the first temperature detection unit, the second processor can determine that the motherboard platform is in the over-temperature state through the second temperature detection unit, and the digital processing unit can determine that the motherboard platform is in the over-temperature state through the third temperature detection unit. When an over-temperature state is determined by any such means, the first processor controls the motherboard platform to enter a sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Duo Qiu
  • Patent number: 11086744
    Abstract: A memory system includes a first memory chip, and a controller that includes a first circuit, a second circuit, and a third circuit. The third circuit is configured to manage a first differential power consumption value that is a difference between first and second power consumption values. The first power consumption value is on first power that the first memory chip consumes while executing a first operation. The second power consumption value is on second power that the first memory chip consumes when suspending the first operation. The third circuit is configured to determine whether causing the first memory chip to suspend the first operation to execute a second operation is possible based on the first differential power consumption value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Koizumi, Kouji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11088552
    Abstract: The present application discloses a charging method, a terminal, and a charging adapter. The terminal includes: a USB port, and a processor and a logical circuit respectively coupled to the USB port, where the logical circuit supports a target fast charging protocol, the processor is connected to the logical circuit, the USB port is configured to connect to a charging adapter, and the target fast charging protocol is a fast charging protocol supporting a capability of continuous communication between the terminal and the charging adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuguang Li, Guangwei Zheng, Xuegang Yang, Daohai Xu
  • Patent number: 11082243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an energy management device (40) and a method of operating the same. The energy management device (40) comprising a buffer controller (41) and an energy buffer unit (45) wherein the buffer controller is configured to connect the energy buffer unit (45) to operate a load device upon detecting that the load device is in an accepting operational state and the voltage provided by a power supply device is between the first and second threshold, during a power negotiation period between the power supply device (10) and the load device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Harald Josef Günther Radermacher
  • Patent number: 11082617
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power supply and a power supply circuit. The power supply circuit is configured to alternately switch a state of the electronic device between a first state to supply power to another device and a second state to receive power from said another device, and stop a switching operation of the state of the electronic device when the electronic device is off, to fix the state of the electronic device to one of the first state and the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Asakura, Yoshitaka Kimura, Teruyuki Takei, Takahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11070092
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and apparatus for controlling a plurality of radio-frequency (RF) power harvesters configured to generate power from received RF signals. A controller may monitor output power from the RF power harvesters and a sequence of reset signals. Based on the output powers and the sequence of reset signals, the controller may couple the RF power harvesters to a charge-storage device and one or more voltage regulators. In some implementations, the controller may also monitor RF envelope amplitude and couple the RF power harvesters to the charge storage device based on RF envelope amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Atmosic Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Dimitrios Filippos Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 11067932
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of recovering the apparatus from a state in which software operation is abnormal to a state in which the same is normal. The information processing apparatus is provided with a CPU for receiving an instruction for turning off power of the information processing apparatus. Upon receipt of the instruction, the CPU determines whether or not it is necessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus. When it is necessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus, the CPU controls the information processing apparatus such that the power thereof is turned off, whereas when it is unnecessary to turn off the power of the information processing apparatus, the CPU controls the information processing apparatus such that the power thereof is not turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tamotsu Takatani, So Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 11061453
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems enabling automatic powering on and off of a computer of a user when the user is within a predetermined range from the computer. When there is a startup error detected during the remote powering on process of the computer, an alert is generated and automatically transmitted to an analyst computer to resolve the startup error. The disclosed systems and methods save a lot of time for the user each day as the user does not have to wait for execution of computer startup processes and the computer is ready to use when the user arrives at a location of their computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Adalberto Ruiz, III, Heidi Jane Swanson
  • Patent number: 11054892
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first power source generation unit configured to generate a first voltage lower than a predetermined supply voltage based on at least power supplied from a battery, from a supply voltage power source of the predetermined supply voltage, and output the first voltage as a first voltage power source; a second power source generation unit configured to generate a second voltage lower than the first voltage and used when at least a system is activated, and output the second voltage as a second voltage power source; and a power source switching unit configured to switch the supply voltage power source with the first voltage power source to supply the first voltage power source to the second power source generation unit, and cause the second power source generation unit to generate the second voltage power source from the first voltage power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Tagami, Hideshi Tsukamoto, Yohichi Kozasu, Yoshihiro Takase
  • Patent number: 11044534
    Abstract: A method of initiating and controlling computer user behavioural data (e.g., emotional state information) collection and processing within the structure of a video ad response provides an analysis of video ad effectiveness as a result of interaction with the computer user. A behavioural data collection and processing module is caused to nut by the execution of a Video Ad Standard Template (VAST) compliant video ad response in a video player. The data collection and processing module may be obtained by calling a resource identifier contained in the video ad response, or by providing an executable application within the served video ad response itself. In more particular methods according to the invention, processing of collected data is managed so as to improve the efficiency of media playback at the client computer and communications with remote servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Realeyes OÜ
    Inventors: Elnar Hajiyev, Martin Salo
  • Patent number: 11039356
    Abstract: Distribution of traffic to cells in a communication network can be controlled. A distribution management component (DMC) can determine overall device traffic throughput for cells of a sector that satisfy a defined traffic throughput criterion relating to a harmonic mean of the device traffic throughput for the cells to desirably enhance or maximize the harmonic mean of the overall device traffic throughput. Based on the overall device traffic throughput for the cells, the DMC can determine whether to adjust a characteristic associated with a cell of the cells to facilitate adjusting distribution of device traffic among the cells of the sector to achieve desirable load balancing of traffic by the sector and in the network. Load balancing can be achieved by controlling respective parameters with regard to communication devices that are in idle mode or connected mode to facilitate directing communication devices and associated traffic to desired cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Huahui Wang, Tae Won Cho, Gopalakrishnan Meempat, Henry Kafka, Ravi Raina, Xiaoyu Wang, Laurie Bigler
  • Patent number: 11031783
    Abstract: Examples relate to adjusting load power consumption based on a power option agreement. A computing system may receive power option data that is based on a power option agreement and specify minimum power thresholds associated with time intervals. The computing system may determine a performance strategy for a load (e.g., set of computing systems) based on a combination of the power option data and one or more monitored conditions. The performance strategy may specify a power consumption target for the load for each time interval such that each power consumption target is equal to or greater than the minimum power threshold associated with each time interval. The computing system may provide instructions the set of computing systems to perform one or more computational operations based on the performance strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LANCIUM LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. McNamara, Raymond E. Cline, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11010252
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a reset device and a display device. The reset device comprises a processor, a reset circuit and a button. The reset circuit electrically connects to the processor and the button. When the button is not pressed, the processor acquires a first level signal from the reset circuit; when the button is pressed, if the processor cannot recognize the second level signal while acquiring the second level signal from the reset circuit, the display device is restarted; and during or after restart operation for the display device, if the reset circuit detects that the first level signal and the second level signal which are output by the reset circuit before and after the button is pressed are different, software fault recovery operation is performed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Li, Juncai Yu, Yanjie Zheng
  • Patent number: 10996730
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power supply, a connector, a detector, and a switch. The connector is configured to be alternatively connectable in a first direction and in a second direction. The detector is configured to detect which of the first direction and the second direction the connector has been connected in. The switch is configured to switch a state of the electronic device between a first state to supply power to another device and to a second state to receive power from said another device. The switch is configured to switch the state of the electronic device to the first state or the second state according to a connection direction of the connector detected by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 10999802
    Abstract: A system for providing real-time always-on location is presented for maintaining the current location of a mobile device, while saving the battery by managing the GPS in a power-saving mode while the device is considered to be stationary. The system also provides a real-time location in an indoor environment where a GPS signal may not be available. Additionally, methods for driving detection are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MPANION, INC.
    Inventor: Neeraj Chawla
  • Patent number: 10969846
    Abstract: In disclosed techniques, secure communication initiation and execution is used for datacenter power control. Information relating to power control is encrypted for inclusion in a first data payload. The first data payload is used for datacenter power infrastructure control. The first data payload is sent from a first component within a datacenter to a second component within the datacenter. The first component and the second component enable power infrastructure power control of the datacenter. The datacenter power infrastructure control is modified based on decryption of the first data payload by the second component within the datacenter. The first data payload provides for intelligent power control within the datacenter. Modifying the datacenter power infrastructure control dynamically changes power control within the datacenter. The changing power control changes power policies within the datacenter. The first component is authenticated using the first data payload. Encryption includes obscurity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Virtual Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Karimulla Raja Shaikh, Clark A. Jeria Frias, Ravi Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10971110
    Abstract: A circuit for use in a first display device to facilitate communication with a second display device is provided. The first display device and the second display device each include a connector compliant with a digital display interface standard. The circuit includes a digital display interface circuit and a control unit. The digital display interface circuit is used for transmission or receiving of video data according to the digital display interface standard, the digital display interface circuit for being connected to the connector of the first display device. The control unit is configured to transmit at least one first communication signal through at least one first pin of the connector of the first display device to communicate with the second display device, wherein the at least one first communication signal is non-standard with respect to the digital display interface standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Peng Nien, Chien-Wen Lin