Active/idle Mode Processing Patents (Class 713/323)
  • Patent number: 10691178
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, a control method, and a program can more accurately distinguish a vibration added to a chassis from the detected vibration. The information processing apparatus includes a first chassis in which at least one first vibration detecting unit is provided; a second chassis in which at least one second vibration detecting unit is provided, a face of the second chassis overlapping with a face of the first chassis; and a controller. The controller determines a contact state of the first chassis based on relative characteristics of a first vibration that is a vibration detected by the first vibration detecting unit with respect to a second vibration that is a vibration detected by the second vibration detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Itoh, Fusanobu Nakamura, Kazuhiro Kosugi, Koji Kawakita
  • Patent number: 10690865
    Abstract: A space active optical cable (SAOC) includes a cable including one or more optical fibers, and two or more electrical transceivers on opposing ends of the cable and interconnected by the cable. Each of the electrical transceivers includes an enclosure that encloses one or more light sources, one or more light detectors, and control electronics. Also included in the enclosure are a coupling medium to couple light into and out of the one or more optical fibers. The coupling medium can be reflecting surface or an on-axis mount. The enclosure provides a suitable heat propagation and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, and the cable and the two or more electrical transceivers are radiation resistant. SAOC features optionally support a health check algorithm that allows trending optical performance in the absence of an optical connector and a potential surface treatment to increase nominally low emissivity of an EMI conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBORN INC.
    Inventors: Lance A. Wood, Harsha Krishna Kopuru, Rebekah Jean Mitchell, Jason Paul Smith, Timothy John Wasland
  • Patent number: 10691503
    Abstract: A method for live migration of a virtual machine includes receiving a data packet that is sent to a migrated virtual machine on the source physical machine in a stage when the migrated virtual machine is suspended, and caching the received data packet; and sending the cached data packet to the migrated virtual machine on the destination physical machine after it is sensed that the migrated virtual machine is restored at the destination, to speed up restoration of a TCP connection inside the virtual machine. The apparatus of the present disclosure includes a caching unit and a data restoration unit. The method and apparatus of the present disclosure improve a restoration speed of the TCP connection, make live migration of a virtual machine more imperceptible for users, and improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jingxuan Li, Junwei Zhang, Jinsong Liu, Honghao Liu
  • Patent number: 10684670
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for an inter-processor communication (IPC) link between two (or more) independently operable processors. In one aspect, the IPC protocol is based on a “shared” memory interface for run-time processing (i.e., the independently operable processors each share (either virtually or physically) a common memory interface). In another aspect, the IPC communication link is configured to support a host driven boot protocol used during a boot sequence to establish a basic communication path between the peripheral and the host processors. Various other embodiments described herein include sleep procedures (as defined separately for the host and peripheral processors), and error handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Sanghi, Saurabh Garg, Haining Zhang
  • Patent number: 10680997
    Abstract: Messaging between a companion device and an accessory device is controlled such that different modes of communication may be utilized. The different modes can implement different messaging strategies, each of which is intended for efficient power management, in view of the limited electrical power that is typically available at the accessory device. A received request message for sending from the companion device to the accessory device is sent if predetermined conditions apply, and similarly for messages from the accessory device to the companion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ledwith, Christopher C. Jensen, John J. Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal, Ziv Wolkowicki, Daniel B. Pollack, Darin B. Adler
  • Patent number: 10678199
    Abstract: Standby power entry can be performed without latency tolerance information. The embodiments disclosed herein enable a power delivery system of a computing system to enter the requested low power state while ignoring any latency tolerance information throughout the platform. For example, an operating system (OS) can request a Forced Cx state (also known as a Forced C state), such as a Forced C10 state, allowing the system to ignore any latency tolerance information throughout the platform. This Forced Cx state can be used as a test mechanism to determine if a problematic device or integrated circuit is blocking entry into the low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barnes Cooper, Neil W. Songer
  • Patent number: 10671147
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dynamically managing the power usage and/or performance of an artificial intelligence (AI) hardware accelerator may include (1) receiving an instruction stream that includes one or more instructions for performing at least one AI-specific computing task, (2) identifying a plurality of special-purpose, hardware-based functional units configured to perform AI-specific computing tasks, (3) predicting, based on an analysis of at least a portion of the instruction stream, a power-usage requirement for at least one of the functional units when executing the instruction stream, and then (4) modifying, based on the power-usage requirement, the power supplied to at least one of the functional units. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadav Rotem, Jong Soo Park, Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Abdulkadir Utku Diril
  • Patent number: 10671145
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface configured to communicate with a portable terminal capable of receiving a signal from a transmitter in a detection area. A processor of the apparatus is configured to determine whether to shift to an operable state from a sleep state based on user information contained in proximity information when the proximity information, containing the user information indicating that a user enters the detection area, is received by the communication interface from the portable terminal receiving a signal from the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiharu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10674390
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a monitoring report generation method where the method includes: receiving a monitoring parameter broadcast by a base station; monitoring energy of each discovery resource in a resource pool within a discovery time domain; determining a busy resource and an idle resource; and generating a monitoring report when a proportion of the busy resource or the idle resource in a predetermined quantity of consecutive discovery time domains meets a reporting condition corresponding to the busy resource or the idle resource, and sending the monitoring report to the base station. This resolves a problem in the related technology that: because D2D user equipment cannot accurately obtain a quantity of resource collision times in a cell, the base station cannot accurately learn a resource status in the cell, and it is ensured that the base station can accurately learn the resource status in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Ma, Bo Lin, Zhenzhen Cao
  • Patent number: 10664038
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication interface configured to communicate with a portable terminal capable of receiving a signal from a transmitter in a detection area. A processor of the apparatus is configured to determine whether to shift to an operable state from a sleep state based on user information contained in proximity information when the proximity information, containing the user information indicating that a user enters the detection area, is received by the communication interface from the portable terminal receiving a signal from the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiharu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10664208
    Abstract: A communication device may detect a disconnection of a first communication link in spite of a communication interface executing a communication for maintaining a state of the first communication link with an external device being established by using a power saving method. The communication device may supply a prohibition instruction for prohibiting a use of the power saving method to the communication interface in a case where the disconnection of the first communication link is detected. The communication interface may maintain a state of a second communication link, which is different from the first communication link, being established by using a normal method without using the power saving method in a case where the communication interface establishes the second communication link with the external device after acquiring the prohibition instruction in response to the disconnection of the first communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10656696
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for reducing chiplet interrupt latency are disclosed. A system includes one or more processing nodes, one or more memory devices, a communication fabric coupled to the processing unit(s) and memory device(s) via link interfaces, and a power management unit. The power management unit manages the power states of the various components and the link interfaces of the system. If the power management unit detects a request to wake up a given component, and the link interface to the given component is powered down, then the power management unit sends an out-of-band signal to wake up the given component in parallel with powering up the link interface. Also, when multiple link interfaces need to be powered up, the power management unit powers up the multiple link interfaces in an order which complies with voltage regulator load-step requirements while minimizing the latency of pending operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Benjamin Tsien, Michael J. Tresidder, Ivan Yanfeng Wang, Kevin M. Lepak, Ann Ling, Richard M. Born, John P. Petry, Bryan P. Broussard, Eric Christopher Morton
  • Patent number: 10656954
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus of the invention includes a main system and a sub system, and executes activation processing on the basis of a boot image. The information processing apparatus includes: a saving unit configured to save the boot image which is developed in a first area of a storage unit in the sub system, in a second area which is different from the first area in the storage unit, in the activation processing of the sub system, in a case where the information processing apparatus is activated from a power off state; a restoration unit configured to restore the boot image which is saved in the second area to the first area in a case where the information processing apparatus is transitioned to a power saving state from a normal power state; and a holding unit configured to hold the restored boot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Xiaoli Wang
  • Patent number: 10652828
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device includes a housing configured to house a battery; a display configured to be disposed in the housing, to be exposed through a portion of the housing, and to be electrically connected to the battery; a motion detection sensor circuit configured to be disposed in the housing and to be electrically connected to the battery; a power management circuit configured to be disposed in the housing and to be electrically connected to the battery; and a processor configured to be functionally or electrically connected to the motion detection sensor circuit and the display and to be electrically connected to the power management circuit through a switch that is turned on when the processor is in a first mode and turned off when the processor is in a second mode, wherein, in the second mode, the motion detection sensor circuit detects a motion associated with the electronic device, and provides image data to the display in response to the detection of the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Young Jeon, Jae-Joon Seo, Jong-Gab Park, Sang-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10642651
    Abstract: A power delivery system of a computing system that is on alternating current (AC) power limits software administrative tasks to a system-controlled and tunable broadcast window. This window limitation allows a computing system to enter and stay in low-power states without variable disturbances from administrative functions that can be relegated to the window. For example, maintenance is restricted until the computing system broadcasts a notification. Legacy software and devices that do not understand these notifications can be told the AC power is not present nominally, and then be notified of AC power presence during maintenance intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Barnes Cooper
  • Patent number: 10642337
    Abstract: Micro-idle power in a subsystem of a portable computing device may be actively managed based on client voting. Each client vote may include a client activity status indication and a client latency tolerance indication. Votes are aggregated to provide an aggregate client latency tolerance, which may be used to obtain a set of micro-idle time values. Micro-idle timers in the subsystem may be set to associated micro-idle time values. The micro-idle timers determine whether one or more of the micro-idle time values have elapsed. A power management policy associated with each micro-idle time value determined to have elapsed may be applied to a portion of the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinod Chamarty, Trang Nguyen, Edwin Jose, Xin Kang, Sean Sweeney, Michael Drop, Boris Andreev, Farrukh Aquil
  • Patent number: 10638425
    Abstract: A method for adaptive OOS scan for modem power optimization in a wireless communication system. The method includes establishing, by a source wireless device, a direct communication connection to a target wireless device and requesting wireless communication system information to be sent from the target wireless device and activating an adaptive OOS scan on the target wireless device if the source wireless device and target wireless device are connected to the same wireless communication system and using the same RAT. The method also includes instructing the adaptive OOS scan on the target wireless device to pause the standard OOS scan when both the source wireless device and target wireless device are OOS, and the adaptive OOS scan on the target wireless device to resume the standard OOS scan after the source wireless device has performed the standard OOS scan and finds an acceptable communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nigam Mohan Palo, Srikanth Perla, Gargi Golwalkar, Mahaveer Prasad Vaishnav, Sudheer Kumar Reddy Vangala, Siva Krishna Yeginati
  • Patent number: 10638423
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a group wake-up packet to a group of recipient electronic devices in a set of recipient electronic devices. During operation, the interface circuit may select the group in the set of recipient electronic devices, where the group includes at least one of the recipient electronic devices. Then, the interface circuit may provide the group wake-up packet for the recipient electronic devices in the group with information that specifies that a subset of the recipient electronic devices in the group transition from a low-power mode. For example, the information may include a bitmap that specifies the subset and an identifier of the group. Note that the electronic device may dynamically define the group. Alternatively, the recipient electronic devices in the group may be static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Xiaowen Wang, Christiaan A. Hartman, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery, Yoel Boger, Tushar R. Shah, Rajneesh Kumar, Christian W. Mucke
  • Patent number: 10638011
    Abstract: The CPU of an image processing apparatus (MFP), when the MFP shifts to a first sleep mode, sets a time until, in the first sleep mode, the storage device stops rotation of a spindle motor to shift to a power saving mode. The CPU controls the storage device to shift to the power saving state at a timing at which the set time has elapsed after the MFP shifts to the first sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Hara
  • Patent number: 10627887
    Abstract: This document relates to power consumption of computing devices. One example is a face detection circuit that includes a camera interface, a processing component, and a power management interface. The camera interface can be configured to communicate with a camera. The processing component can be configured to instruct the camera to provide image data at multiple levels of resolution, and perform multiple stages of analysis on the image data obtained from the camera to detect the presence of a face in the image data. The power management interface can be configured to output an indication when the face is detected in the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Tubbs, Ryan Haraden, Rob Shearer
  • Patent number: 10628154
    Abstract: An arithmetic processing device includes a plurality of arithmetic processing units each including, an internal circuit that, in an instruction processing state in which an instruction is processed, processes the instruction and that, in an instruction processing stopped state in which instruction processing is stopped, transitions to a state of power save operation, and a power control circuit that disables the power save operation; and a monitoring circuit that monitors the instruction processing stopped state of the plurality of arithmetic processing units and counts the number of the arithmetic processing units in the instruction processing stopped state. The power control circuit of each of the plurality of arithmetic processing units disables the power save operation of the arithmetic processing unit in the instruction processing stopped state, in a case where the number of the arithmetic processing units in the instruction processing stopped state exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryohei Okazaki, Norihito Gomyo
  • Patent number: 10627894
    Abstract: An electrical appliance control device for controlling power supplied to an electrical appliance, comprises: an output unit configured to output a predetermined event for each predetermined period during an operation mode; a determination unit configured to determine whether predetermined information is inputted by a user in response to the predetermined event; and a control unit configured to control power supplied to the electrical appliance corresponding to whether the predetermined information is inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: REXGEN
    Inventor: Soon Hyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10620686
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor integrated circuit includes the following configuration. A arithmetic processing circuit includes a first processor core performing arithmetic processing and a common unit containing a cache memory storing data and programs, and the first processor core or the common unit is divided into a first circuit and a second circuit. The first clock gating circuit supplies or stops a clock to the first circuit. The first power switch supplies or cuts off a power supply voltage to the first circuit. The second clock gating circuit supplies or stops the clock to the second circuit. The second power switch supplies or cuts off the power supply voltage to the second circuit. The controller controls the clock gating circuits and the power switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Kohara
  • Patent number: 10613614
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is directed to a processor having a plurality of cores and a cache memory coupled to the cores and including a plurality of partitions. The processor can further include a logic to dynamically vary a size of the cache memory based on a memory boundedness of a workload executed on at least one of the cores. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Avinash N. Ananthakrishnan, Efraim Rotem, Eliezer Weissmann, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Alon Naveh, Hisham Abu-Salah
  • Patent number: 10615992
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and a device are disclosed. An embodiment of a method for performing physical layer operations in a communications network is disclosed. The method involves determining a value of a digital signal processor (DSP) parameter for a receiver at a first network node, at the first network node, embedding the value of the DSP parameter into a protocol data unit (PDU), and transmitting the PDU from the first network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sujan Pandey
  • Patent number: 10614586
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enabling quantification and categorization of levels of user engagement of a user while wearing a head mounted display (HMD) and being presented virtual reality (VR) content. A computer-implemented method includes presenting a VR scene to an HMD user via display of the HMD and capturing one or more images of an eye of the HMD user while the HMD user is wearing the HMD and being presented with the VR scene. The method also includes operations for analyzing the one or more images for obtaining a pupil size measurement of the eye of the HMD user and for obtaining pupil size indicators usable to correlate pupil size measurements with user engagement. The method may also determine a level of user engagement based on the pupil size measurement and the pupil size indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Warren M. Benedetto
  • Patent number: 10606527
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has an operation portion, an operation sensing portion, a human detecting portion, and a sensing period adjusting portion. The operation portion accepts operation by a user. The operation sensing portion senses operation on the operation portion. The human detecting portion detects the presence of a human body within a previously set detection distance. The sensing period adjusting portion adjusts a operation sensing period of the operation sensing portion based on the detection distance of the human detecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Fumiaki Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 10607700
    Abstract: A semiconductor circuit of the disclosure includes a first circuit that is able to generate, on the basis of a voltage at a first node, an inverted voltage of the voltage at the first node, and apply the inverted voltage to a second node, a second circuit that is able to generate, on the basis of a voltage at the second node, an inverted voltage of the voltage at the second node, and apply the inverted voltage to the first node, a first transistor that is turned ON to couple the first node to a third node, a second transistor that is turned ON to supply a first direct-current voltage to the third node, and a first storage section that is coupled to the third node and includes a first storage device that is able to take a first resistance state or a second resistance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Kanda, Yuji Torige
  • Patent number: 10599207
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adjusting a frequency of a processor is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the method includes inhibiting one or more processor cores from exiting an idle state. The method further includes determining a number of processor cores requesting exit from the idle state and a number of non-idle processor cores. The method also includes selecting a maximum frequency for the inhibited processor cores based on the number of inhibited processor cores requesting exit from the idle state and the number of non-idle processor cores. The method includes setting the maximum frequency for the inhibited processor cores, and then uninhibiting the processor cores requesting exit from the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Malcolm S. Allen-Ware, Charles R. Lefurgy, Karthick Rajamani, Todd J. Rosedahl, Guillermo J. Silva, Gregory S. Still, Victor Zyuban
  • Patent number: 10599109
    Abstract: The program directs a computer processor to implement a method that dynamically operates one or more appliances. The method estimates a time period for a user to arrive at a location, wherein the estimated time period is based on one or more time constraints, and identifies one or more appliances needed based on at least an instruction set. The method further generates and sends one or more operating commands to the identified one or more appliances based on the estimated time period, updates the estimated time period based on a change in the one or more time constraints, and generates and sends one or more updated operating commands to the identified one or more appliances, based on the updated estimated time period. The method may further detect a current location of the user and receive travel data that corresponds to the one or more time constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Delaney, Donna K. Byron, Robert H. Grant, Charlotte Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 10594363
    Abstract: A transceiver, TX/RX PHY, arranged for bi-directional data communication of a node with a counterpart node connected to a point-to-point network using differential mode signaling over a single twisted-pair cable is disclosed. The transceiver, TX/RX PHY, includes a common mode choke arranged between of the TX/RX PHY and the single twisted-pair cable and provided for common mode current suppression. Further included is a switching arrangement arranged between the TX/RX PHY, the common mode choke and the single twisted-pair cable and configured to switchably change a polarity of one of the windings of the common mode choke. A detection section is included and coupled via the switching arrangement to the common mode choke and configured to detect a common mode signal on the single twisted-pair cable in response to a transmission of a test signal by the counterpart node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Sujan Pandey, Johannes Petrus Antonius Frambach
  • Patent number: 10585465
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for environmentally monitoring electronics devices. Each electronics device has an environmental sensor configured to monitor an environmental state. Environmental control logic, including computer instructions stored in the memory, is configured to simultaneously query, with respect to a global clock, at least a subset of the electronics devices to read the respective sensors and thereby obtain a set of environmental data points, and to map the set of environmental data points in relation to the sensor locations forming a transmissibility mode profile (TMP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hans Leuthold
  • Patent number: 10586623
    Abstract: A patient care device includes an attachment element configured to physically attach the device to a patient, such that the device can be worn around the patient's neck as a pendant. The device may further comprise a communication system configured to enable voice and visual communication through the device, and an emergency activation system configured to indicate a potential emergency situation of the patient. The emergency activation system may comprise at least one of a mechanical trigger system, a virtual trigger system, a fall detection system, a location tracking system, a bio monitoring system or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LIVECARE CORP.
    Inventor: Peri Avitan
  • Patent number: 10579129
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, a storage medium and an electronic device for processing an application of a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes the following acts. It is detected whether the mobile terminal is currently in standby state. All available sensor connection interfaces are traversed in responding to detecting that the mobile terminal is currently in standby state. It is determined whether an application corresponding to each of the available sensor connection interfaces is in accordance with a filtering condition. The application is exited in responding to determining that the application corresponding to each of the available sensor connection interfaces is not in accordance with the filtering condition, and the application is restrained from holding a corresponding sensor connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Zhang, Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10582079
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a main hardware processor capable of controlling a first snapshot data acquisition process of storing to-be-saved information regarding the image forming apparatus as first snapshot data in a non-volatile storage device in response to a turn-off operation of a main power switch, and a sub hardware processor capable of monitoring an operating state of the main power switch in a power-saving state of the image forming apparatus. After the turn-off operation is detected in the power-saving state, the main hardware processor starts a return process of causing the state of the image forming apparatus to return from the power-saving state. When a turn-on operation of the main power switch is detected after the turn-off operation is detected in the power-saving state and before the return process is completed, the sub hardware processor resets the main hardware processor in response to the turn-on operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ohata, Tomoaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10573360
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for adaptable phase training of high frequency clock signaling for data capture is provided. A state machine synchronizes a first selection signal to a delay multiplexer and a second selection signal to a digital block demultiplexer to sequentially select a targeted pair of the static storage elements for each of a plurality of phase-delayed data strobe clock signals. Read back data from an external memory captured by the static storage elements is compared to known valid data. The state machine determines which of the plurality of phase-delayed data strobe clock signals resulted in known valid data being captured by the static storage elements based on the comparison. The state machine selects one of the plurality of phase-delayed data strobe clock signals that resulted in valid data being captured as a read clock signal for a memory controller to capture subsequent read data from the external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Johnny R. Ferreira, Charles R. Ruelke
  • Patent number: 10571994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting touch events with an accelerometer are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes measuring first accelerometer data at a first rate, detecting a first touch event based on the first accelerometer data, in response to detecting the first touch event, measuring second accelerometer data at a second rate, determining whether a second touch event is detected based on the second accelerometer data, measuring third accelerometer data at the first rate in response to an absence of the second touch event being detecting in the second accelerometer data over a predetermined threshold period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Xing Mei
  • Patent number: 10567179
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and a device are disclosed. A method for performing operations in a communications network is disclosed. The method involves, determining, at a first network node in a communications network, that a DSP of a receiver of a network node in the communications network can operate at a reduced functionality level, and communicating the determination from the first network node to a second network node in the communications network in a protocol data unit (PDU), wherein the DSP of a receiver of a network node that can operate at a reduced functionality level is a DSP of a receiver of one of the first network node and the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sujan Pandey
  • Patent number: 10564692
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a memory device and a power reduction method of the same memory device. In an aspect, the disclosure is directed to a memory device which includes not limited to a plurality of memory banks, each having a power switch, a plurality of functional blocks for reading and writing to the plurality of memory banks and include a plurality of power switches as each functional block of the plurality of function blocks has a different power switch which turns on or turns off the functional block, a mode register circuit having a plurality of mode registers which determines whether one or more of the plurality of memory banks would maintain data storage or not, and a control logic circuit for either powering on or powering off each of the plurality of memory banks and each of the plurality of the functional blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Windbond Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Myung-Chan Choi
  • Patent number: 10540314
    Abstract: A protocol transparent retimer circuit monitors certain link layer control signals, detects far-end receiver parameters of the link partners, and detects attributes of the data signal on the link to determine the link status and operate the retimer in accordance with the determined link status. By combining and reducing host and device system states into a few retimer states, the retimer circuit is largely simplified and yet still serves its purpose. The retimer includes a controller that employs a state machine to interpret the monitored and detected signals to determine the link state and operate the retimer in an operational state corresponding to the determined link state. The approach enables the retimer to restore signal integrity and forward data it receives in both downstream and upstream directions of the link without frequency alteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Chen, Ming Qu, KC Lee, Zhengyu Yuan, Qing Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10536008
    Abstract: A distribution board includes: a pack housing unit which houses a battery pack and includes a connecting unit; and a charge control unit. The battery pack includes a connecting terminal unit for charge and discharge of power and can supply power to the distribution board and another device different from the distribution board. The connecting unit is connectable to and disconnectable from the connecting terminal unit. The charge control unit converts AC power supplied from a power system into DC power, and supplies the DC power to the battery pack housed in the pack housing unit to charge the battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Toya, Motoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10511703
    Abstract: The present invention provides a charging device comprising: a main body capable of being connected to a mobile terminal; a charging unit for charging the mobile terminal in a first connection mode; a backup unit for receiving data stored on the mobile terminal in a second connection mode, which is capable of data communications, and performing a backup function; and a control unit for changing the first connection mode to the second connection mode, on the basis of the storage status of new data stored on the mobile terminal, while connected to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsu Park, Junyoung Park, Hanhee Cho
  • Patent number: 10503520
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to automatic waking of power domains for graphics configuration requests. An embodiment of an apparatus an interface to receive a graphics configuration request, wherein the graphics configuration request is directed to a target graphics register in a graphics domain; registers for storage of data, the registers including one or more configuration registers that are accessible for storage of the graphics configuration request; automatic power domain determination logic to determine a power domain for the target graphics register based on shared information accessed by the automatic power domain determination logic; and wake indication logic to determine whether the power domain for the target graphics register is in a reduced power state and, upon making a reduced power state determination, to generate a wake indication for the power domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William S. Dubel, Josh B. Mastronarde, Melaku Teshome
  • Patent number: 10474379
    Abstract: Provided herein are controlled access data storage systems including a plurality of data storage units housed in a support enclosure; a port multiplier for providing data access to the plurality of data storage units; and a power control module for providing programmatic activation of one or more of the plurality of data storage units according to a time-based schedule, wherein the programmatic activation schedule operates independently of data transfer operations accessing one or more of the plurality of data storage units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NE One LLC
    Inventors: Stephen P. White, John F. Buckhoff, III
  • Patent number: 10471911
    Abstract: In a communication system, ECUs are connected to a bus. A relay apparatus receives data that was transmitted by one of the ECUs via the bus, and determines, based on the content of the reception, whether or not the power supply from a battery to a transmission source that transmitted the data is to be cut off. If the relay apparatus determines that the power supply to the transmission source is to be cut off, the relay apparatus cuts off the power supply from the battery to the transmission source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tateishi
  • Patent number: 10477471
    Abstract: System, method and computer-readable storage medium including a first communications device including a host processor to wake up upon receipt of a message and stream audio directly to another device via wireless communication, a second communications device including circuitry to control the streaming of the audio by sending messages to the first communications device and to control a display. The host processor of the first communications device enters a sleep state during audio streaming while a state of the display is off. Reduction in the number of messages sent by the second communications device, or offloading of message handling by the host processor, allows the host processor to remain in a sleep state for longer periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Raghavendra Ramappa, Ravi Nagarajan, Avish Vijaykumar Shah
  • Patent number: 10467509
    Abstract: A computationally-efficient method for a smart assistant computer to track a human includes receiving data from one or more sensors configured to monitor a physical environment. The data is computer-analyzed to recognize presence of a human in the physical environment, and upon confirming an identity of the human, a first level of computational resources of the smart assistant computer is dedicated to track the human. Upon failing to confirm the identity of the human while a known user is present, a second level of computational resources of the smart assistant computer, greater than the first level, is dedicated to determine the identity of the human. Upon failing to confirm the identity of the human while the known user is absent, a third level of computational resources of the smart assistant computer, is dedicated to determine the identity of the human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Haithem Albadawi, Zongyi Liu
  • Patent number: 10459504
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system is described that initiates a telematics service call via a touch-based user interface. The in-vehicle system includes a telematics unit that supports communications relating to telematics services, an infotainment center, and a touchscreen interface configured to present user-selectable controls for invoking services provided by the infotainment center and the telematics unit. The system further comprises a backup battery configured to supply power, during a disruption of power supply from a primary power supply, to: the touchscreen interface, the telematics unit, and a microphone/speaker providing bi-directional audio communications with providers of telematics services. The system furthermore includes a backup battery mode control configured to sense a disruption of power provided by the primary power supply. In response to the disruption, the mode control activates a low-power operating mode for the touchscreen interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Alex José Veloso, Leandro Zavarez Barbosa
  • Patent number: 10459510
    Abstract: In certain aspects, an apparatus includes a first plurality of power switch devices. Each of the first plurality of power switch devices includes a delay line having a programmable time delay, and a power switch coupled between a supply rail and a circuit block, wherein the power switch has a control input coupled to the delay line. The apparatus also includes a switch manager configured to program the time delays of the delay lines in the first plurality of power switch devices based on a number of active circuit blocks in a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Raghavendra Srinivas, Uday Shankar Mudigonda, Giby Samson, Ramaprasath Vilangudipitchai, Dorav Kumar
  • Patent number: 10459513
    Abstract: A financial device may include: one or more modules each including a storage unit; and a main control unit configured to disconnect power to the one or more modules after operation information is stored in the storage unit, when entering a power saving mode. The storage unit may store the operation information of the corresponding module of the one or more modules, when entering the power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Maeng Cheol Park