By External Command Patents (Class 713/310)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10952163
    Abstract: A system for wireless power delivery, preferably including one or more power receivers and a power delivery device (or multiple power delivery devices). The power delivery device preferably includes a housing and a transmitter. Each power receiver preferably includes one or more receiver antennas and electrical loads. A method for wireless power delivery, preferably including determining transmitter-receiver proximity, determining transmission parameter values, and/or transmitting power based on the transmission parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Supply, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Davlantes, Hunter Scott
  • Patent number: 10871815
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining knowledge of a network address (e.g., a MAC address) for a playback device while changing power states are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for maintaining knowledge of the network identity of a playback device while changing power states includes determining that a playback device is entering a sleep state, sending state information from the playback device to a central data repository over a network responsive to the determination that the playback device is entering sleep state, where state information includes a MAC address, receiving the state information about the playback device at a waking device from the central data repository, waking the playback device periodically at predetermined time intervals while in sleep state to listen for messages addressed to the MAC address, and receiving a wake-up message at the playback device from the waking device and responding by changing from sleep to active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Hrishikesh Gossain
  • Patent number: 10860383
    Abstract: A management controller of an information handling system may be configured to provide out-of-band management of the information handling system by receiving a first instruction from a first management console, the first instruction relating to a particular feature. The management controller may further be configured to receive a second instruction from a second management console, the second instruction also relating to the particular feature. In response to a determination that the first management console has a higher priority than the second management console, the management controller may execute the first instruction but not the second instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Smruti Ranjan Debata, K. N. Ravishankar
  • Patent number: 10852804
    Abstract: A power management system includes a first power grid coupled to a first circuit breaker, and a first power distribution unit coupled to the first circuit breaker. A server device includes server components, and at least one first power supply unit coupled to the first power distribution unit. A power management subsystem in the server device is coupled to the server components and the at least one first power supply unit. The power management subsystem monitors a first input current draw of each first power supply unit, and determines whether the first input current draw exceeds a first input current limit that is based on the first circuit breaker. In response the first input current draw exceeding the first input current limit, the power management subsystem throttles the server components to reduce the first input current draw below the first input current limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Erven Jenne, Craig Anthony Klein, Mark A. Muccini, Dit Charoen
  • Patent number: 10852802
    Abstract: A semiconductor device equipped with: a power supply circuit that contains multiple power supply blocks mutually having input/output relationships; a power supply control unit that outputs control signals to each of the power supply blocks indicating On/Off; a fault detection unit; and a sequencer. When the fault detection unit detects that any of the control signals indicates Off during startup of the power supply circuit, the sequencer moves to a prescribed shutdown sequence mode, and the power supply control unit performs a shutdown sequence in which the control signals are output so as to turn off the power supply blocks in a prescribed order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhito Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10817307
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device can include a processor to execute instructions; and a memory coupled to the processor and configured to store instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform a method. The method can include determining that one or more parameters of a battery of the electronic device, indicative of a health status of the battery, satisfy one or more conditions. In response to determining that the one or more parameters of the battery satisfy the one or more conditions, one or more characteristics of interactions, via one or more Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), between an application running on the electronic device and an operating system of the electronic device can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril De La Cropte De Chanterac, Karen Eckert, John Ananny, Anand Ramadurai
  • Patent number: 10811895
    Abstract: A battery architecture for wireless charging with optimized wireless power flux boost and load point efficiency in an information handling system (IHS) is described. In some embodiments, an IHS may include an embedded controller (EC) and a memory coupled to the EC, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the EC to: determine a first characteristic of a charging pad configured to provide wireless power to a charger coupled to a battery of the IHS, and select, based upon the first characteristic, a first scalar value applied to a voltage multiplier of the charging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Thomas Sultenfuss, Mitch Anthony Markow
  • Patent number: 10811875
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus receives power from a first power source and a second power source, and provides power to a load section. The apparatus comprises: a first supply unit configured to supply power of a first converted voltage; a second supply unit configured to supply power of a second voltage; a third supply unit configured to supply power of a second converted voltage; and a control unit configured to control power supply to the load section by one of the first supply unit, the second supply unit, and the third supply unit, based on a power receiving state of power from the first power source and the second power source. The control unit controls to supply power to the load section by the third supply unit for a predetermined period after the first power source is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10795584
    Abstract: A data storage device is presented that includes a plurality of storage drives each comprising an associated drive Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface. The data storage device also includes a control system configured to receive, over a host PCIe link, write operations for storage of data by the data storage device. The control system is configured to process the write operations against storage allocation information to apportion the data for storage among more than one of the storage drives, and transfer corresponding portions of the data to associated storage drives over corresponding drive PCIe interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Breakstone, Alok Gupta, Himanshu Desai, Angelo Campos
  • Patent number: 10789085
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, apparatus, and system for selectively providing a virtual machine through actual measurement of efficiency of power usage. When a user terminal requests to provide a virtual machine, candidate virtual machines are activated on multiple virtual machine servers. Input data provided by the user terminal are provided to each of the multiple candidate virtual machines through replication and network virtualization, and identical candidate virtual machines are run on the multiple virtual machine servers through replication and network virtualization. When the candidate virtual machines are run, one of the candidate virtual machines is finally selected as the virtual machine to be provided to the user terminal based on efficiency of power usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Su-Min Jang
  • Patent number: 10782760
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first module, a second module located in a post-stage of the first module, and a third module located in a post-stage of the second module. The first module includes a determination unit that determines whether or not a predetermined condition is satisfied in a first state where a communication unit of the first module and a communication unit of the second module are electrically connected to each other and the communication unit of the second module and a communication unit of the third module are electrically separated from each other by a first switch, and a notification unit that performs a predetermined notification based on a determination result as to whether the predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Toriumi
  • Patent number: 10782771
    Abstract: A system and method for networked device power management includes a processor, memory and a network interface to communicate with a one or more networked data devices. Each networked data device includes one or more of selectable power consumption level states. Data corresponding to power consumption of each networked data device is captured and analyzed to determine power usage trends for each of the devices. The processor then generates a device power consumption level state recommendation for each of the networked data devices in accordance with the power usage trends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba TEC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Adiel O. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10763683
    Abstract: An electronic device and a charging control method using the same are provided. The electronic device includes a power input port, a battery module, a power supply circuit, and a processor. The power input port is configured to receive an external power. The battery module supplies stored power to the electronic device. The power supply circuit has a default charging identification code. When the external power is supplied to the electronic device through the power input port, the power supply circuit obtains a user charging identification code through the processor and compares whether the user charging identification code matches the default charging identification code. When the user charging identification code matches the default charging identification code, the power supply circuit starts to charge the battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Y Chan, Beryl Sun
  • Patent number: 10756918
    Abstract: A system that enables a person to monitor and/or control a device via a network, such as the Internet, via an interactive hardware module that interfaces with the device and communicates with a module server located locally or remotely from the placement of the module. The hardware module allows for the transmission and receipt of data between the device interfaced to the hardware module and the module server, thereby enabling the user manually or automatically to control or monitor the device via an access medium, such as an API. Furthermore, the hardware module and the module server may enable the activation of an inactive device from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ioBridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Winters, Peter Hans Scharler
  • Patent number: 10719120
    Abstract: A spare capacity status of each of multiple computing systems in a data center is monitored. Temporary workloads are assigned to these computing systems if there exists sufficient additional electrical power supply and capacity on power distribution lines. Thus, computing systems that are typically not productively used, such as those that are about to be decommissioned, have not yet been assigned for normal servicing, are reserved for special circumstances, or that are assigned to services that are currently in low demand, are temporarily used for productive data center purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin H. Lin, Min Ni, Ephraim Donghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10707038
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring energy use in an electronic device. In one embodiment, an energy monitoring system includes a processor and an energy monitor module. The energy monitor module includes instructions that when executed cause the processor to receive values of measured parameters of a pulse signal that controls the switching of energy to an energy storage device in a switch mode power supply that provides power to an electronic device. The instructions also cause the processor to determine, based on the values of measured parameters, attributes of operation of the electronic device powered by the energy source during an interval corresponding to the measured parameters. The instructions further cause the processor to generate, based on the attributes of operation, a control signal that causes the electronic device to change the loading of the power supply by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Horst Diewald, Johann Zipperer, Peter Weber, Anton Brauchle
  • Patent number: 10706896
    Abstract: A memory device includes a plurality of memory cells and first circuitry coupled the plurality of memory cells, wherein the first circuitry is configured to perform a memory operation on at least one memory cell of the plurality of memory cells. The memory device also includes a charge pump coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the charge pump comprises a pump oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal having only pulses with a width above a predetermined threshold pulse width and a pump core configured to receive the oscillator signal and a first electrical power signal at a first voltage, generate a second electrical power signal at a second voltage based upon the oscillator signal and the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Riley
  • Patent number: 10701188
    Abstract: A device includes a transmission/reception unit configured to receive a packet transmitted from a communication device to a destination device, a control unit configured to separate data received through the packet into transmission data and control information, a replacement process unit configured to generate replacement data resulting from replacing data associated with an identifier with the identifier in the transmission data when data that has been transmitted toward the destination device in association with the identifier is included, and a transmission unit configured to transfer the replacement data toward the destination device, wherein the control unit generates connected data resulting from connecting respective pieces of data obtained by removing the control information from the data, and discards the control information, and the replacement process unit generates the replacement data by replacing data associated with the identifier with the identifier in the connected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kameyama, Shinichi Sazawa
  • Patent number: 10686911
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer program product are provided for updating mobile device applications at a central cloud server by establishing an application virtual machine representation of a first mobile device application installed on a mobile device; updating the application virtual machine representation at the central cloud server to perform software configuration, installation, upgrade, optimization, testing, or maintenance tasks on the application virtual machine representation without using computational resources at the mobile device; and sending the mobile device one or more modules that were changed when updating the application virtual machine representation for integration into the first mobile device application installed on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tien Hiong Lee, Konstantin Levinski, Chee Meng Low, Weng Sing Tang
  • Patent number: 10608433
    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: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Lancium LLC
    Inventors: Michael T. McNamara, Raymond E. Cline, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10607157
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a power source, one or more sensors, a transceiver, and a memory. The power source may be configured to store energy to power the apparatus. The one or more sensors may be configured to receive captured data from one of a plurality of sources. The transceiver may be configured to send and receive data to and from a wireless network. The processor may be configured to execute computer readable instructions. The memory may be configured to store a set of instructions executable by the processor. The instructions may be configured to (A) evaluate an expected power usage budget calculated using a predictive model of future energy consumption and (B) (i) store the captured data in the memory in a first mode and (ii) transmit the captured data to a remote storage device in a second mode. The first mode or the second mode is selected based on characteristics of the captured data received from the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Invent.ly, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 10606337
    Abstract: A computing system and a method for self-tuning a computing system. The method includes executing a current workload of the computing system until completion of the current workload; measuring a current operation metric representing a current operation performance of the computing system; tuning each of the plurality of system knobs to a static value selected from a group of static values; and iteratively executing the current workload of the computing system until an exit condition is met, wherein the exit condition is met when operation of the computing system having the system knobs tuned to one of the selected static values is an optimal static value satisfying at least one predefined target metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute
    Inventor: Tomer Morad
  • Patent number: 10571992
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided that includes a first controller, a second controller, and a bus to connect between the first controller and the second controller. The electronic device may also include a first signal line between the first controller and the second controller, and the first controller to provide a first signal on the first signal line to the second controller to wake up the second controller from a low power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert E. Gough, Mazen G. Gedeon, Barnes Cooper, Basavaraj B. Astekar, Sean C. Dardis
  • Patent number: 10552761
    Abstract: Technologies for performing non-intrusive fine-grained power monitoring of a datacenter are provided. Hardware component state information for servers in the datacenter is collected, along with aggregate power consumption measurements for the datacenter. The servers are grouped into multiple virtual homogenous server clusters (VHCs) based on characteristics of the servers. A power model is constructed comprising multiple power mapping functions associated with the multiple VHCs. Component state information of a particular server can then be analyzed, along with a corresponding aggregate power consumption measurement, using the constructed power model to determine an approximate power consumption of the particular server. The approximate power consumption of the server can then be displayed and/or provided to one or more power management applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Guoming Tang, Kui Wu, Fangming Liu
  • Patent number: 10551862
    Abstract: A system on chip (SOC) is provided. The SOC includes a system core logic, a voltage regulator, a clock generator and a system balance circuit. The voltage regulator provides an operating voltage to the system core logic and receives a current setting signal to set the voltage regulator to a low current mode or a high current mode. The clock generator provides a reference clock signal. The system balance circuit receives the reference clock signal to provide the current setting signal to the voltage regulator and provides the system clock signal to the system core logic, wherein the current setting signal is used to set the voltage regulator to the high current mode before the system clock signal is enabled, and set the voltage regulator to the low current mode after the system clock signal is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nuvoton Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10541562
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitter includes a resonator including a variable resonator; an inverter configured to operate the resonator; and, a controller configured to adjust the variable resonator in response to a change in a level of power input to the inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 10515047
    Abstract: Apparatus and method relate to a data channel. In this apparatus, an input circuit is configured to gate a valid input with a ready output to provide a forward token (“f-token”) to a first f-token register of a f-token pipeline and to a counter, and to receive data to a first data register of a data pipeline. An output circuit is configured to gate a ready input with a valid output to provide a return token (“r-token”) to a first r-token register of a r-token pipeline and to a FWFT FIFO, to receive the f-token from a second f-token register of the f-token pipeline to the FWFT FIFO, and to receive the data from a second data register of the data pipeline to the FWFT FIFO. The input circuit receives the r-token from the first r-token register to a second r-token register of the r-token pipeline for the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: XILNX, INC.
    Inventor: Pongstorn Maidee
  • Patent number: 10484238
    Abstract: A radio communication system for an industrial automation system in which at least one first communication device and one second communication device are redundantly connected to an industrial communication network, wherein the first and second communication devices are each connected directly or indirectly to a particular first radio transceiver station and to a particular second radio transceiver station via the first communication network connection and via the second communication network connection thereof, where the first and second radio transceiver stations determine an order for data frames to be transmitted inside a predefined interval of time based on destination MAC addresses assigned to the data frames to be transmitted, and where the order within data frames to be transmitted to a selected destination MAC address is determined by the order in which the data frames are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Joerg Mueller
  • Patent number: 10481659
    Abstract: An approach to managing power distribution to computing devices, the approach involving monitoring power consumption of a plurality of computing devices and power draw on a plurality of power distribution units, wherein the plurality of power distribution units distribute power to the plurality of computing devices, determining that any of the plurality of power distribution units are approaching respective power thresholds and responsive to determining that any of the plurality of power distribution units are approaching the respective power thresholds, taking one or more actions to manage power distribution to the plurality of computing devices, wherein the one or more actions are based on a set of rules and the one or more actions comprise configuring a drawing of unequal amounts of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth T. Gambon, Bret W. Lehman, Christopher L. Molloy, Tenley D. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10460362
    Abstract: Aspects of performing power management operations in a distributed computer system are described. In some aspects, predicted demand data is generated for clients executed in a cluster of host computers. The predicted demand data is based on observed resource demands of the clients. A power management setting for a time period is determined. The power management setting is based on the predicted demand data. A host computer is caused to power-down or power-up in order to apply the power management setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Aashish Parikh
  • Patent number: 10438525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of controlling a display of an electronic device. The method may include: determining a current situation of the electronic device by using at least one piece of state information on the electronic device and surrounding information on the electronic device by the electronic device; and turning on or off at least some areas of the display according to the determined current situation by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun-Je Yeon, So-Young Youn, Min-Ji Park, Woo-Jin Park, Moon-Ki Hong