Power Conservation Patents (Class 713/320)
  • Patent number: 11327545
    Abstract: A method comprises analyzing performance data of a system using one or more machine learning techniques. The system comprises a plurality of hardware components. In the method, a priority list of the plurality of hardware components is generated based on the analysis, and power from one or more power sources is distributed to one or more of the plurality of hardware components based on the priority list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Parminder Singh Sethi, Suren Kumar
  • Patent number: 11327542
    Abstract: There is provided a control device that includes a processor and an energy harvesting unit. The processor acquires an electricity consumption amount necessary for execution of a predetermined function of the processor and an amount of energy harvested by the energy harvesting unit, and determines whether or not to execute the predetermined function based on the electricity consumption amount, the amount of energy harvested that are acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazunori Kita
  • Patent number: 11314306
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a change from a state where a person is present to a state where the person is absent based on output of a distance sensor which detects an object present within a predetermined detection range, and a captured image covering a predetermined imaging range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kosugi
  • Patent number: 11314315
    Abstract: Inventive aspects include a device including storage media. The device includes a PMU, and a controller communicatively coupled to the PMU. The PMU determines that an operating power of the device exceeds a threshold, and transmits a signal to the controller to trigger a power reduction operation. The controller throttles one or more operations until the operating power goes below the threshold. Some embodiments include a method for controlling performance of a storage device. The method includes measuring, by a PMU, a power consumption associated with a storage device. The method includes determining, by the PMU, whether the power consumption is greater than a threshold. In response, the method may include setting a performance throttle. The method may include determining, by the PMU, whether the power consumption is less than the threshold. In response, the method may include releasing the performance throttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Young Deok Kim, Pyeongwoo Lee, Sumanth Jannyavula Venkata
  • Patent number: 11308733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting gestures using ultrasonic clicks are described. For example, some methods include playing an ultrasonic click using an audio driver, wherein the ultrasonic click is a modulated audio pulse with a duration less than one hundred periods of a modulation frequency waveform of the ultrasonic click; accessing a recording, captured using a microphone, of the ultrasonic click; applying an ultrasonic bandpass filter to the recording to obtain a filtered signal; determining a classification of a gesture based on the filtered signal; and transmitting, storing, or displaying an indication of the classification of the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Prakash Manandhar, Ayan Agrawal, Somasundaram Meiyappan, Nathan Blagrove
  • Patent number: 11307633
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a volatile storage unit, and is operated in any of a plurality of modes including a first power mode and a second power mode, power being supplied to the storage unit in the first power mode and the second power mode, power consumption in the first power mode being higher than power consumption in the second power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keigo Goda
  • Patent number: 11307627
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein make previously stranded power capacity (power that is provisioned for a data center according to a computing system's nameplate power consumption but is currently not useable) available to the data center. Systems described herein generate empirical power profiles that specify expected upper bounds for the power consumption levels that applications trigger. Using the upper bounds for application power-consumption levels, a computing system described herein can reliably release part of its provisioned nameplate power for other systems or data center consumers, reducing the amount of stranded power in a data center. The method described herein avoids performance penalties for most jobs by using sensor measurements made at a rapid rate explained herein to ensure that a system power cap based on running application's measured peak power consumption is reliable with reference to the power capacitance inherent in the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Torsten Wilde, Andy Warner, Steven Dean, Steven Martin, Pat Donlin
  • Patent number: 11296703
    Abstract: A multiplexing latch circuit includes first, second, and third tristate inverters and an inverter. The first tristate inverter includes an output terminal and an input terminal coupled to a first data line, the second tristate inverter includes an output terminal and an input terminal coupled to a second data line, and the third tristate inverter includes an input terminal and an output terminal. The first inverter includes an input terminal coupled to the output terminals of each of the first, second, and third tristate inverters, an output terminal coupled to the input terminal of the third tristate inverter, and is configured to generate an output signal based on data received on one of the first data line or the second data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hyunsung Hong
  • Patent number: 11295655
    Abstract: A timing control board includes a point-to-point interface, a storage, a signal input port and a timing controller. The storage is for storing multiple sets of different point-to-point configuration parameters. The timing controller obtains a set of point-to-point configuration parameters matching a protocol type of a source drive circuit board in the storage according to the configuration parameter selection signal, and initializes settings according to the set of point-to-point configuration parameters to generate matched data signals and output the data signals to the source drive circuit board through the point-to-point interface, so as to realize the compatibility of display panels and reduce the design cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Feilin Ji, Lidan Ye
  • Patent number: 11294659
    Abstract: Systems and methods for centralized client application management are provided. In an example embodiment, device data is received from a user device. The user device is identified according to an identification rule. A client state is received from the user device. A match between the client state and a specified state is determined. Based on the client state matching the specified state, an instruction to be performed on the user device is generated. The instruction is caused to be performed on the user device. The instruction causes a change to the client state stored on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Leon Camp, Gireesh Sreepathi, Hui Chen, Frederik van Voorden
  • Patent number: 11290299
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for cloud-based monitoring and control of physical environments. A system comprises a computing cloud with at least one processor configured to execute one or more application modules and a data analytics module for analyzing diagnostic and environmental metric data. The system further comprises a building server communicatively coupled with the computing cloud, at least one gateway communicatively coupled with the building server, and at least one system device communicatively coupled with the at least one gateway. The at least one system device generates environmental metric data for further analysis and display, and the data is communicated to the computing cloud by way of the at least one gateway and the at least one building server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Sanjay Bhat, Lee Brown, Marcin Gramza, Marcin Klecha, Lokesh Narayan Raj Urs, Natarajan Ganapathy Subramanian, Wijnand Johannes Rietman, Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Mark Henricus Verberkt, Robert Adrianus Hendrik Van Twist
  • Patent number: 11281504
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to receive a plurality of thermal parameters for a device, identify one or more of the plurality of thermal parameters that affect a thermal response of the device, and create a thermal vector for the device using the one or more of the plurality of thermal parameters that affect the thermal response of the device, where the thermal vector can be used to predict a new thermal response of the device. In an example, the thermal vector includes weighted thermal parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Paul J. Gwin
  • Patent number: 11275429
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device configured to obtain first parameters characterizing an operating state of information technology (IT) resources of a data center and second parameters characterizing an operating state of cooling systems of the data center, to determine an overall operating state of the data center by aggregating the first and second parameters, to identify a power consumption profile based on the overall operating state, and to perform a joint training of first and second reinforcement learning agents based on the overall operating state and the power consumption profile. The processing device is also configured to generate first controls for the heterogeneous IT resources utilizing the first reinforcement learning agent and second controls for the cooling systems utilizing the second reinforcement learning agent, the first and second controls being configured to reduce power consumption while maintaining specified performance benchmarks for workloads executing in the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Singh, Michael David Shepherd
  • Patent number: 11271549
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a circuit including an input coupled to a first node; and a first signal control circuit configured to determine a voltage of the first node in a low power mode, wherein the first signal control circuit sets a voltage of the first node to a first value in an n-th occurrence of the low power mode and a second value different from the first value in an m-th occurrence of the low power mode, and wherein n and m are two different natural numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: SK hynix Inc., Seoul National University R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Shin Hyun Jeong, Suhwan Kim, Gi Moon Hong, Ji Hyo Kang, Jae Hyeok Yang, Dae Han Kwon, Dong Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11269523
    Abstract: There is provided a data storage system comprising a power supply module, a plurality of serially connected storage enclosures, where a first storage enclosure of the plurality of serially connected storage enclosures is connected to the power supply module, and a power management module connected to the power supply module. A given storage enclosure includes at least one disk storage. The power management module is configured to selectively cause the power supply module to provide electric power to activate the first storage enclosure. The power management module is further configured to selectively cause the power supply module to provide electric power to activate a second storage enclosure, where the second storage enclosure is connected downstream from the first storage enclosure, and the second storage enclosure is configured to selectively receive power from the power supply module in response to the first storage enclosure being active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: YADRO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Alexey Sigaev, Ivan Tchoub, Artem Ikoev, Ivan Sutyrin, Anton Smolensky, Boris Popov
  • Patent number: 11263168
    Abstract: An FPGA-based graph data processing method is provided for executing graph traversals on a graph having characteristics of a small-world network by using a first processor being a CPU and a second processor that is a FPGA and is in communicative connection with the first processor, wherein the first processor sends graph data to be traversed to the second processor, and obtains result data of the graph traversals from the second processor for result output after the second processor has completed the graph traversals of the graph data by executing level traversals, and the second processor comprises a sparsity processing module and a density processing module, the sparsity processing module operates in a beginning stage and/or an ending stage of the graph traversals, and the density processing module with a higher degree of parallelism than the sparsity processing module operates in the intermediate stage of the graph traversals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Xiaofei Liao, Hai Jin, Long Zheng, Chengbo Yang
  • Patent number: 11256441
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor system. The semiconductor system includes a universal flash storage (UFS) host, including a host controller interface, a UniPro and a M-PHY; a UFS device configured to exchange data with the UFS host through a UFS interface; and an application processor configured to control the UFS host. The UFS device is configured to maintain a power-on status when the application processor operates in a suspend mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun-Seung Seo
  • Patent number: 11256316
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for automated device power conservation using machine learning techniques are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes obtaining usage-related data from one or more processing devices; determining at least one usage pattern for the one or more processing devices by processing the obtained usage-related data using one or more machine learning techniques; automatically generating, based at least in part on the at least one determined usage pattern, instructions pertaining to controlling one or more power states of the one or more processing devices; and performing at least one automated action based at least in part on the generated instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Tamilarasan Janakiraman, Sreeram Muthuraman, Balamurugan Gnanasambandam, Charu Lata Ojha, Santosh Kumar Sahu, Vaishnavi Suchindran
  • Patent number: 11249649
    Abstract: Memory modules, systems, memory controllers and associated methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory module includes a module substrate having first and second memory devices. Buffer circuitry disposed on the substrate couples to the first and second memory devices via respective first and second secondary interfaces. The buffer circuitry includes a primary signaling interface for coupling to a group of signaling links associated with a memory controller. The primary signaling interface operates at a primary signaling rate and the first and second secondary data interfaces operate at a secondary signaling rate. During a first mode of operation, the primary interface signaling rate is at least twice the secondary signaling rate. A first time interval associated with a transfer of first column data via the first secondary interface temporally overlaps a second time interval involving second column data transferred via the second secondary interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ware, Ely Tsern
  • Patent number: 11249766
    Abstract: An instruction set architecture including instructions for a processor and instructions for a coprocessor may include synchronizing instructions that may be used to begin and end instruction sequences that include coprocessor instructions (coprocessor sequences). If a terminating synchronizing instruction is followed by an initial synchronizing instruction and the pair are detected in the coprocessor concurrently, the coprocessor may suppress execution of the pair of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Kesiraju, Rajdeep L. Bhuyar, Ran A. Chachick, Andrew J. Beaumont-Smith
  • Patent number: 11251989
    Abstract: A vehicle network system is disclosed. The vehicle network system includes a first controller area network (CAN) bus including a first node and a first secure transceiver and a second CAN bus including a second node and a second secure transceiver, a gateway to enable transmission of a CAN message from the first node to the second node. The vehicle network system also includes an auxiliary communication link to transmit an auxiliary data derived from the CAN message from the first secure transceiver to the second secure transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Thierry G. C. Walrant
  • Patent number: 11249538
    Abstract: The present application teaches methods and apparatuses related to providing dynamic auxiliary port power management including providing a first current to a first auxiliary port and a second current to a second auxiliary port, determining a system power level in response to the first current and the second current, comparing the system power level to a system power level threshold, and providing a third current to the second auxiliary port in response to the system power level exceeding the system power level threshold, the third current having a lower amperage than the second current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Wallace, Dean Knight, Kristin Medin
  • Patent number: 11249540
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes: may determine a first amount of power consumed by a processor of an information handling system; may configure power consumed by the processor to a second amount of power, lower than the first amount of power; may determine a first performance value based at least on a first change of frames per second and a first change of temperature; may determine a second performance value based at least on a second change of frames per second and a second change of temperature; may determine that the second performance value is greater than the first performance value; may configure power consumed by the processor to the second amount of power; and may configure power consumed by the a graphics processing unit of the information handling system to a third amount of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Qinghong He, Travis Christian North
  • Patent number: 11243768
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to processing logic for performing function operations. In one example, and apparatus includes an execution unit within a processor to execute a code block, power management hardware coupled to the execution unit, wherein the power management hardware is to monitor a first execution of the code block, store a micro-architectural context of the processor in a metadata block associated with the code block, the micro-architectural context including performance data resulting from the first execution of the code block, the performance data comprising power and energy usage data, and power management related parameters, read the associated metadata block upon a second execution of the code block, and tune the second execution based on the performance data stored in the associated metadata block to increase efficiency of executing the code block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Boris Ginzburg, Alon Naveh, Nadav Shulman, Ronny Ronen
  • Patent number: 11237617
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for arbitrating operation of memory devices in a managed NAND memory system to conform the operation to a power budget. In an example, a method can include receiving an operation change indication for a NAND memory operation at power management circuitry of a NAND memory system, and summing a power credit to a value of a first register associated with the operation change indication to provide an indication of instantaneous power consumption of the NAND memory system as the value of the first register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David Aaron Palmer
  • Patent number: 11239885
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) transceiver includes a receiver, a transmitter, and a clock recovery circuit. The receiver is configured to recover a reception (RX) frame encoded with power supply information and information transmitted from a reader to a tag. The transmitter is configured to recover a transmission (TX) frame by a subcarrier load modulation scheme for information transmitted from the tag to the reader. The clock recovery circuit is configured to recover a carrier signal of the TX frame as a baseband clock signal of the NFC transceiver through a rail-to-rail boosting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Joong Kim, Joonseong Kang
  • Patent number: 11237615
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with current control for a multicore processor are disclosed herein. In embodiments, a multicore processor may include a plurality of analog current comparators, each analog current comparator to measure current utilization by a corresponding one of the cores of the multicore processor. The multicore processor may include one or more processors, devices, and/or circuitry to cause the cores to individually throttle based on measurements from the corresponding analog current comparators. In some embodiments, a memory device of the multicore processor may store instructions executable to operate a plurality power management agents to determine whether to send throttle requests based on a plurality of histories of the current measurements of the cores, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Gendler, Efraim Rotem, Nir Rosenzweig, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Ashish V. Choubal, Ankush Varma
  • Patent number: 11231769
    Abstract: Methods, Apparatus, and Systems are discussed for a sequencer-based protocol adapter that executes a limited instruction set. The sequencer-based protocol adapter is implemented in electronic hardware and programmable registers in an integrated circuit and configured to transition a set of 1) one or more voltage sources, 2) one or more frequency sources, or 3) a combination of voltage sources and frequency sources, coupled with that sequencer-based protocol adapter. The sequencer-based protocol adapter manages power on the integrated circuit, via receiving a desired performance index at an input and then executing one or more of the limited instructions stored in the programmable registers in a proper sequence of steps in order to transition the coupled voltage sources and/or frequency sources from a current operational state to a desired operational state. Note, the desired operational state the coupled voltage sources and/or frequency sources corresponds to the received desired performance index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Ehmann, Drew E. Wingard
  • Patent number: 11233893
    Abstract: A communication device may have multiple units for communicating through multiple channels. The communication device may also include a display for displaying various screens. The communication device may display a function settings screen for selecting a communication unit to be used for communication with an external device. The communication device may determine whether an external device is already specified. The communication device may also display a device search screen identifying one or more external devices that can communicate with a particular communication unit of the communication device. Further, the communication device may display an updated function settings screen that indicates which communication unit is set to be used for communication with an external device and that identifies which external device is to receive communications from such communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 11221857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a platform power management scheme. In some embodiments, a platform provides a relative performance scale using one or more parameters to be requested by an OSPM system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Therien, Paul S. Diefenbaugh, Anil Aggarwal, Andrew D. Henroid, Jeremy J. Shrall, Efraim Rotem, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Eliezer Weissmann
  • Patent number: 11221658
    Abstract: A multi-port power delivery system includes a first universal serial bus (USB) port, a second USB port, a first power conversion unit, a second power conversion unit, a power delivery control circuit and a switch circuit. The first USB port is configured to output power delivered to a first power path. The second USB port is configured to output power delivered to a second power path. The first power conversion unit has a first output terminal coupled to the first power path. The second power conversion unit has a second output terminal coupled to the second power path. The power delivery control circuit generates a switch control signal according to first connection information on the first USB port and second connection information on the second USB port. The switch circuit selectively couples the first output terminal to the second output terminal according to the switch control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR (CAYMAN), LTD.
    Inventors: Pao-Yao Yeh, Yu-Ming Chen, Jung-Pei Cheng, Hsiang-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 11209890
    Abstract: A method includes sensing, with a sensor, a distance of a user from a display of a computing device. The method further includes comparing, with the computing device, the sensed distance to a threshold distance, and determining, with the computing device, whether the user is present at the display based at least in part on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S Azam, Wen Shih Chen, Christopher C Mohrman
  • Patent number: 11206199
    Abstract: A highly scalable distributed connection interface for data capture from multiple network service sources, comprising a connector module wherein, the connector module retrieves a plurality of operational data from a plurality of network data sources; employs a plurality of application programming interface routines to communicate with the plurality of operational data sources; accepts a plurality of analysis parameters and control commands directly from human interface devices or from one or more command and control storage devices; and specifies the action or actions to be taken on the retrieved operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: QOMPLX, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers
  • Patent number: 11196287
    Abstract: A real-time clock module includes a switch circuit that is electrically coupled to a first node to which a first power supply voltage is applied and a second node to which a second power supply voltage is applied and switches between outputting the first power supply voltage and outputting the second power supply voltage, a power supply detection circuit that detects a voltage value of the first power supply voltage, a switch control circuit that controls the switching of the switch circuit based on an output of the power supply detection circuit, a constant voltage circuit that outputs a constant voltage signal based on the output of the switch circuit, and a current control circuit that controls a current supplied to the constant voltage circuit, in which, when where the switch control circuit switches the switch circuit, the current control circuit increases the current supplied to the constant voltage circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11196291
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a hardware developed for allowing the virtualization of power and therefore bringing change to the data center market. This new concept, unique in the industry, offers the missing link to respond to the multiple and contradictory challenges the industry will be facing in managing power. The concept of a rack mounted power pack sized for average loads, is allowing peak shaving, and microgrid utilization. The combination of renewable power sources and grid connections enables cost savings while increasing the resilience of the overall infrastructure. The so-called “Power Fusion” operates like a decentralized double conversion UPS with all the advantages of centralized architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CE+T Power Luxembourg SA
    Inventors: Daniel Rixhon, François Milstein, Thierry Joannes, Paul Bleus
  • Patent number: 11197136
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods related to accessing a memory resource at one or more physically remote entities are described. A system accessing a memory resource at one or more physically remote entities may enable performance of functions, including automated functions critical for prevention of damage to a product, personnel safety, and/or reliable operation, based on increased access to data that may improve performance of a mission profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron P. Boehm
  • Patent number: 11181967
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of cores. Each core includes a processing unit, an on-chip memory (OCM), and an idle detector unit. Data is received and stored in the OCM. Instructions are received to process data in the OCM. The core enters an idle mode if the idle detector unit detects that the core has been idle for a first number of clocking signals. The core receives a command to process when in idle mode and transitions from the idle mode to an operational mode. A number of no operation (No-Op) commands is inserted for each time segment. A No-Op command prevents the core from processing instructions for a certain number of clocking signals. A number of No-Op commands inserted for a first time segment is greater than a number of No-Op commands inserted for a last time segment. After the last time segment no No-Op command is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Chia-Hsin Chen, Avinash Sodani, Atul Bhattarai, Srinivas Sripada
  • Patent number: 11175940
    Abstract: Managing execution of a job in a computing environment. A method establishes, for a job to be executed in the computing environment, an execution plan for processing the job. The execution plan identifies computationally intensive tasks of the job and data intensive tasks of the job. The method selects a virtual machine of the computing environment to process the identified computationally intensive tasks of the job and identified data intensive tasks of the job. The method assigns the identified computationally intensive tasks of the job for foreground processing of the virtual machine and assigns the identified data intensive tasks of the job for background processing of the virtual machine. Execution of the job executes the identified computationally intensive tasks of the job in foreground processing of the virtual machine and executes the identified data intensive tasks of the job in background processing of the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gopal K. Bhageria, Rajesh K. Saxena, Vikram Yadav
  • Patent number: 11176034
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving, by a computing device, new data to write to a leaf. At least two timestamps of the leaf may be examined. It may be determined whether a time interval between the at least two timestamps of the leaf is greater than an age threshold. The new data may be written to a first tier storage device when the time interval between the at least two timestamps of the leaf is less than the age threshold; The new data may be written to a second tier storage device when the time interval between the at least two timestamps of the leaf is greater than the age threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Vamsi K. Vankamamidi, Philippe Armangau, Anton Kucherov
  • Patent number: 11177674
    Abstract: A communication apparatus (1), such as a mobile phone, a tablet computer or a laptop computer, provides charging reminders to the user of a connected peripheral device (14), such as a headset. The charging reminders are provided in dependence on an auxiliary status signal (AS) received from the peripheral device (14) and on detected charging events (ME), wherein a main charging event (ME) comprises a charging or replacement of a main battery (2) that energizes the communication apparatus (1). The auxiliary status signal (AS) indicates an auxiliary energy level (AL) of an auxiliary battery (15) of the peripheral device (14). The communication apparatus (1) detects low-battery conditions (LC), based on the indicated auxiliary energy level (AL), and provides notification signals (NS) for a user interface (11) to notify the user of the detected low-battery conditions (LC) in response to the detected main charging events (ME).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GN AUDIO A/S
    Inventor: Lars Ivar Hauschultz
  • Patent number: 11169850
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus comprises a plurality of execution units comprising at least a first type of execution unit and a second type of execution unit and logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to analyze a workload and assign the workload to one of the first type of execution unit or the second type of execution unit. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abhishek R Appu, Altug Koker, Balaji Vembu, Joydeep Ray, Kamal Sinha, Prasoonkumar Surti, Kiran C. Veernapu, Subramaniam Maiyuran, Sanjeev S. Jahagirdar, Eric J. Asperheim, Guei-Yuan Lueh, David Puffer, Wenyin Fu, Nikos Kaburlasos, Bhushan M. Borole, Josh B. Mastronarde, Linda L. Hurd, Travis T. Schluessler, Tomasz Janczak, Abhishek Venkatesh, Kai Xiao, Slawomir Grajewski
  • Patent number: 11171847
    Abstract: A highly scalable distributed connection interface for data capture from multiple network service sources, comprising a connector module wherein, the connector module retrieves a plurality of data from a plurality of network data sources; employs a plurality of application programming interface routines to communicate with the plurality of data sources; accepts a plurality of analysis parameters and control commands directly from human interface devices or from one or more command and control storage devices; and specifies the action or actions to be taken on the retrieved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: QOMPLX, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Crabtree, Andrew Sellers
  • Patent number: 11172450
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an electronic device including an environment sensor and a method for controlling an operation thereof. The electronic device may comprise: at least one environment sensor; and at least one processor functionally coupled to the at least one environment sensor and configured to control the at least one environment sensor to collect environment information at designated intervals, to recognize presence or absence of a user based on the collected environment information, and to control an operation of the electronic device according to the presence or absence of the user. Other various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehan Lee, Sunggun Bae, Sangil Park, Hyun-Cheol Park, Ikjoo Byun
  • Patent number: 11163351
    Abstract: A device for power estimation is disclosed. The device includes a transformer circuit coupled with a processing circuit and a transaction interface. The transformer circuit is configured to count performance activities executed in the processing circuit and to compare count values of the performance activities with a predetermined value to determine a power state of the processing circuit. The transaction interface is configured to receive a request from the processing circuit and record a first timestamp, and further configured to receive a response from a memory model and record a second timestamp, the transaction interface being further configured to record a time difference between the first timestamp and the second timestamp as a time difference. The transformer circuit is further configured to determine the power state of the processing circuit based on both of the count values and the time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Yuan Ting, Shereef Shehata, Tze-Chiang Huang, Sandeep Kumar Goel, Mei Wong, Yun-Han Lee
  • Patent number: 11160018
    Abstract: An electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a management frame, intended for at least a recipient electronic device, that includes slotted-operation information corresponding to a power-save mode of the electronic device for communication with at least the recipient electronic device. The slotted-operation information may include a sequence of temporal slots and associated channel information for the temporal slots. When a channel for a temporal slot comprises a null value, the power-save mode may include transitioning the electronic device into a lower-power-consumption mode during the temporal slot. Alternatively, when a channel for a temporal slot is different than a null value, the power-save mode may include performing another activity than communicating with the recipient electronic device during the temporal slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Lawrie Kurian, Tashbeeb Haque
  • Patent number: 11157056
    Abstract: A system includes a power distribution unit and power manager circuitry. The power manager circuitry to receive a first load profile of a first information handling system, a second load profile of a second information handling system, and a third load profile of a third information handling system. The load profiles are based on power telemetry of the associated server. The power manager circuitry creates an aggregate load profile based on the first, second, and third load profiles, and determines whether the aggregate load profile exceeds a maximum load of the power distribution unit. If the aggregate load profile exceeds the maximum load of the power distribution unit, the power manager circuitry provides an optimal set of power recovery delays for a first, second, and third information handling system and also provides a power supply load limit exceeded warning message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: John Erven Jenne, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 11150718
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for identifying, by an operating system, a power consumption level associated with a platform configuration of the information handling system; identifying, by the operating system, a bandwidth associated with a flash memory medium of the information handling system; identifying a first battery charge level associated with a battery of the information handling system, the battery in a charging state; determining a first cache size based on the power consumption level associated with the platform configuration, the bandwidth associated with the flash memory medium, and the first battery charge level associated with the battery; and enabling a first portion of the cache memory based on the determined first cache size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Xu Chen, Michael Sean Gregoire, Qiu Lin Cheng, Qi Liu
  • Patent number: 11153455
    Abstract: A CPU of an information processing apparatus (MFP) obtains device information regarding a secondary storage device provided in the MFP, and discriminates, based on the obtained device information, whether the secondary storage device is a type of storage device in which the number of shifts to a power saving state affects the lifetime of the storage device. The CPU determines, as a shift condition for the secondary storage device to shift to the power saving state, a shift time for the secondary storage device to shift to the power saving state, by determining the shift time for the type of storage device in which the number of shifts does not affect the lifetime to be shorter than the shift time for the type of storage device in which the number of shifts affects the lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takaaki Miyata
  • Patent number: 11151952
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid crystal display or the like that is able to achieve prevention of or recovery from an image sticking phenomenon in the liquid crystal display, while ensuring convenience for an operator of the liquid crystal display. The liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal panel that displays an image, and a display control unit that controls display of a predetermined image to respond to image sticking on the liquid crystal panel. The liquid crystal display includes a selection receiving unit that receives a selection of a display mode from among a plurality of display modes in which the predetermined image is displayed, and the display control unit controls the display of the predetermined image in accordance with the display mode selected at the selection receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Koshimizu, Yoshitaka Matsui
  • Patent number: 11151140
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for reducing power consumption in a pattern-recognition processor. A power control circuit may be coupled to a block of programmed state machines to enable selective activation and deactivation of the block during a pattern search. The block may be deactivated if the pattern search is no longer active in that block and activated when needed by the pattern search. Additionally, the block may be deactivated based on an identifier of the data stream being searched. Excess blocks not used for any programmed state machines may be disabled such that they are not refreshed during a memory cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold B Noyes, David R. Brown