Active/idle Mode Processing Patents (Class 713/323)
  • Patent number: 11914717
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various embodiments of information handling systems and related methods to generate a cryptographic key, which may be used to cryptographically verify information handling system (IHS) platform components and track events associated with the platform components. In the embodiments disclosed herein, a wide variety of platform-related information may be collected from a plurality of system platform components and embedded into a single cryptographic key. Once a cryptographic key is generated, it may be decoded and/or compared with cryptographic key(s) subsequently generated by the IHS to securely verify the system platform components, determine if changes have been made to the system platform components, facilitate system diagnostics and/or perform additional functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Charles D. Robison, Shekar B. Suryanarayana, Srikanth S. Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 11914905
    Abstract: Examples describe memory refresh operations for memory subsystems. One example is a method for a memory controller, the method including entering a first state upon exiting self-refresh state, wherein the first state comprises activating a first timer. The method includes entering a second state from the first state upon detecting an end of an active period and detecting that the first timer has not expired. The method includes entering a third state from the second state upon detecting expiration of the second state, wherein the third state comprises re-entering the self-refresh state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventor: Martin Newman
  • Patent number: 11908291
    Abstract: An example method to reconfigure power modes of a communication device includes operating the communication device in a first power mode. The method includes receiving a power mode reconfiguration command from a server that instructs the communication device to operate in a second power mode that is different than the first power mode. The method includes, in response to receiving the power mode reconfiguration command, terminating operation of the communication device in the first power mode and operating the communication device in the second power mode. A communication device with reconfigurable power modes may include an MCU, a processor (e.g., CPU) communicatively coupled to the MCU, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium communicatively coupled to the processor. The non-transitory computer-readable medium has instructions stored thereon that are executable by the processor to perform or control performance of the foregoing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Freeus, LLC
    Inventors: Rand Adam Fanshier, Craig Roger Pyle, Derek Mark Lomax, Brock McKay Winzeler, Joshua Garner
  • Patent number: 11907041
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an application processor wakeup method and apparatus applied to a mobile terminal. In the method, whether the mobile terminal is in a preset first state is first detected. After it is determined that the mobile terminal is in the preset first state, a to-be-reported instruction that needs to be reported to an application processor and the priority of the to-be-reported instruction are obtained. When the priority of the to-be-reported instruction is higher than a preset priority, the to-be-reported instruction is reported to the application processor, to wake up the application processor, so that the application processor performs a corresponding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dawei Lin
  • Patent number: 11909554
    Abstract: An Ethernet transceiver is disclosed. The Ethernet transceiver includes transceiver circuitry to couple to one end of an Ethernet link. The transceiver circuitry includes transmit circuitry to transmit high-speed Ethernet data along the Ethernet link at a first data rate and receiver circuitry. The receiver circuitry includes adaptive filter circuitry and correlator circuitry. The receiver circuitry is responsive to an inline signal to operate in a low-power alert mode with the adaptive filter circuitry disabled and to receive alert signals from the Ethernet link simultaneous with transmission of the Ethernet data by the transmit circuitry. The alert signals are detected by the correlator circuitry and include a sequence of alert intervals exhibiting encoded data at a second data rate less than the first data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Saied Benyamin, Seid Alireza Razavi Majomard
  • Patent number: 11899615
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relating to hardware processors with multiple interconnected dies are described. In one embodiment, a hardware processor includes a plurality of physically separate dies, and an interconnect to electrically couple the plurality of physically separate dies together. In another embodiment, a method to create a hardware processor includes providing a plurality of physically separate dies, and electrically coupling the plurality of physically separate dies together with an interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nevine Nassif, Yen-Cheng Liu, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, Gerald Pasdast, Siva Soumya Eachempati, Tejpal Singh, Ankush Varma, Mahesh K. Kumashikar, Srikanth Nimmagadda, Carleton L. Molnar, Vedaraman Geetha, Jeffrey D. Chamberlain, William R. Halleck, George Z Chrysos, John R. Ayers, Dheeraj R. Subbareddy
  • Patent number: 11901760
    Abstract: Example wireless charging systems and methods are disclosed. One example system includes a receive end and a transmit end. The receive end includes a receive coil, a receive end compensation circuit, a rectifier, and a controller. The controller adjusts a phase difference between a first bridge arm and a second bridge arm of the rectifier, and adjusts a phase-shift angle between a bridge arm voltage of the rectifier and a fundamental component of an input current of the rectifier, so that zero-voltage switching is implemented for controllable switching transistors of the rectifier. An inductance compensation module may weaken a capacitive part of the equivalent impedance, and reduce reactive power of the wireless charging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunhe Mao, Yanding Liu
  • Patent number: 11895410
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a first processor that processes an image signal output from an image sensor; a second processor, connected in downstream of the first processor, that processes an image signal transferred from the first processor; and a controller that selects any of the first processor and the second processor to be used to perform a predetermined process on the image signal output from the image sensor based on a predetermined condition. The controller controls to stop an operation of the second processor in a case where the controller selects the first processor, the predetermined condition includes an instruction for live view display, and the controller selects the first processor in a case where the live view display is instructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furumochi
  • Patent number: 11895040
    Abstract: A method for dynamically allocating server resources includes receiving a request from a client system, wherein the request comprises a request for a first set of streaming data, providing from the server to the client system a first portion of streaming data from the first set of streaming data, wherein the first portion is associated with a first quality of service level, receiving user activity data from the client system for the first portion of the streaming data, determining a second quality of service level for a second portion of the streaming data from the first set of streaming data, providing from the server to the client system the second portion of streaming data from the first set of streaming data, wherein the second portion provided with the second quality of service level, and wherein the first quality of service level is different from the second quality of service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Amesite Inc.
    Inventor: Ann Marie Sastry
  • Patent number: 11886734
    Abstract: A secure memory card includes a non-volatile memory device for storing data, which includes a specific address and a regular address different from the first specific address; a secure element for conducting a securing operation; and a non-volatile memory controller in communication with the non-volatile memory device and the secure element, adapted to receive a command from a host. The non-volatile memory controller interacts with the secure element to conduct the securing operation in response to the command from the host if the command from the host is secure-element control command. The secure-element control command is a single command taking a single instruction cycle and corresponds to the specific address. The non-volatile memory controller interacts with the non-volatile memory device while having no interaction with the secure element in response to the command from the host if the command from the host is a non-secure-element control command corresponding to the regular address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: INFOKEYVAULT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Ting Wu, Neng-Jie Yu, Chihhung Lin
  • Patent number: 11881158
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a light-emitting element and a pixel drive circuit electrically connected to the light-emitting element. The pixel drive circuit includes a drive transistor and a first reset module. The drive transistor is configured to control a drive current. The first reset module is connected to a first node and configured to provide a first reset voltage to the first node. The light-emitting element is connected to the first node. A working mode of the display panel comprise a first drive mode. A display frame in the first drive mode includes a valid frame and an invalid frame. In the first drive mode, a first reset voltage for the valid frame is different from a first reset voltage for the invalid frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Ding, Jujian Fu
  • Patent number: 11875634
    Abstract: A system includes a processor circuit and a memory including machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to determine that a first gaming device of a plurality of gaming devices is in a first active state. Based on the determination that the first gaming device is in the first active state, the processor circuit identifies a second gaming device of the plurality of gaming devices in a first proximity to the first gaming device. Based on the determination that the first gaming device is in the first active state and the identification of the second gaming device, the processor circuit modifies a state of the second gaming device to be in a second active state different from the first active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Dwayne A. Davis
  • Patent number: 11874722
    Abstract: Modern Standby configurations can be applied on a per-application basis. When a system is transitioning into Modern Standby, a host service can select a Modern Standby configuration to be applied to each Modern Standby capable application. The host service can then create job objects, or other suitable structures or functionality, to cause the selected Modern Standby configurations to be applied to the Modern Standby capable applications while the system is in Modern Standby. In this way, even though the operating system may implement Modern Connected Standby for all Modern Standby capable applications, dynamically selected Modern Standby configurations can be applied to mimic Modern Disconnected Standby or suspension for at least some of the Modern Standby capable applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gokul Thiruchengode Vajravel, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11877097
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described. In at least one embodiment, a premises monitoring system for monitoring a premises is provided. The premises monitoring system comprises a premises device and a power device comprising a rectifier in electrical communication with the premises device. The premises device comprises a video capture element configured to capture video and processing circuitry configured to, in response to a modular wireless transmitter not being removably connected to the premises device, cause transmission of the captured video to the power device via the at least one wired connection. When the modular wireless transmitter is removably connected to the power device, the power device is configured to cause, in response to receiving the captured video, transmission of the captured video via the modular wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventor: Benjamin Adams
  • Patent number: 11868873
    Abstract: Disclosed is a convolution operator system comprising a Convolution Neural Network (CNN) reconfigurable engine including a plurality of Mini Parallel Rolling Engines (MPREs) for performing a convolution operation concurrently on an image. An input router receives image data. A controller allocates image data to computing blocks through a set of data flow control blocks. Each computing block produces a convolution output corresponding to each row of the image. The controller allocates a plurality of group having one or more computing blocks to generate a set of convolution output. Further, a pipeline adder aggregates the set of convolution output to produce an aggregated convolution output. An output router transmits either the convolution output or the aggregated convolution output for performing subsequent convolution operation to generate a convolution result for the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Prasanna Venkatesh Balasubramaniyan, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Gunamani Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11860705
    Abstract: A power consumption control method for an electronic device, an electronic device, and a storage medium, and the method includes: obtaining a current state of the electronic device; determining a target integration time of an ADC sampling circuit based on the obtained current state; and adjusting an integration time of the ADC sampling circuit to the target integration time, and adjusting a power-on time of a hidden function key based on the adjusted integration time to control actual power consumption of the electronic device, wherein the integration time is positively correlated with the power-on time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Deshun Min
  • Patent number: 11848669
    Abstract: A wake-up circuit, a wake-up method and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are disclosed. The wake-up circuit includes a wake-up module (11) and a main control module (12). The wake-up module (11) is connected to a wake-up source and is configured to detect a wake-up signal sent by the wake-up source, and to forward the wake-up signal to the main control module (12), one or more wake-up sources being provided. The main control module (12) is connected to the wake-up module (11) and is configured to receive the forwarded wake-up signal, one main control modules (12) being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qian Yang, Xin Jiang, Jijie Shi, Teng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11843486
    Abstract: High-speed communication links with self-aligned scrambling on a communication link that sends scrambled signals may include a slave device that may self-align by initially detecting an unscrambled preamble symbol and more particularly detect an edge of the unscrambled preamble symbol. Based on the detected edge, a fine alignment adjustment may be made by testing subsequent scrambled data for a repeated pattern such as an IDLE symbol by comparing the repeated pattern to a candidate scrambled sequence that has been received through the communication link. The comparison may use an exclusive OR (XOR) circuit on some bits to derive a scrambler seed that is used to test for a match for the remaining bits. If there is a match, the scrambler seed and frame alignment have been detected and alignment is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tomer Rafael Ben-Chen, Sharon Graif, Lior Amarilio
  • Patent number: 11843673
    Abstract: A method may include establishing, by a first service provider and via an application programming interface (API), an agreement with a second entity. The agreement may identify services that can be modified without submission of a new order. The method may also include receiving a first message requesting a change associated with a service and determining, by the first service provider, whether the requested change corresponds to a change that is permitted based on the agreement and whether resources are available in the first network to implement the requested change. The method may further include determining whether the requested change is accepted, sending a second message to the second entity that indicates whether the change is accepted and in response to determining that the change is accepted, automatically implementing the change to the service in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Mehmet Toy
  • Patent number: 11829778
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a method for enhancing a performance of an electronic device. The method includes detecting a plurality of hardware features of the electronic device. Further, the method includes learning a usage pattern of each of the hardware features of the electronic device over a period of time using a machine learning model. Further, the method includes predicting at least one of a remaining usage time of a battery of the electronic device and at least one application to be launched by a user of the electronic device based on the usage pattern of each of the hardware features. Further, the method includes enhancing the performance of the electronic device based on at least one of the predicted remaining usage time of the battery and the at least one predicted application to be launched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Saurabh Pareek, Pioush Kumar, Ved Gangwar, Gaurav Yadav
  • Patent number: 11829308
    Abstract: A method of operation of a flash integrated circuit (IC) memory device is described. The flash IC memory device has an array of memory cells and an interface to receive control, address and data signals using an internal reference voltage. The method includes, at boot-up, initializing the internal reference voltage to a default voltage. At boot-up, the interface is operable to receive, using the internal reference voltage, signals having a first voltage swing at a first signaling frequency. The method includes receiving a first command that specifies calibration of the interface during a calibration mode. The calibration mode is used to calibrate the interface to operate at a second signaling frequency and receive signals having a second voltage swing. The second voltage swing is smaller than the first voltage swing and the second signaling frequency is higher than the first signaling frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Pravin Kumar Venkatesan, Liji Gopalakrishnan, Kashinath Ullhas Prabhu, Makarand Ajit Shirasgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11831941
    Abstract: A remote control apparatus for setting a mode according to a state of a broadcast receiving apparatus is provided. The remote control apparatus sets operation modes based on information regarding a state of a broadcast receiving apparatus received from the broadcast receiving apparatus. The operation mode of the remote control apparatus is automatically set based on information regarding a state of a broadcast receiving apparatus, so less power is consumed in the remote control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-mi Jung
  • Patent number: 11825391
    Abstract: A method of tracking rotations of a drum includes activating a three axis accelerometer located on a side of the drum, measuring linear accelerations along three orthogonal axes using the accelerometer, determining whether a predetermined angle of the drum has been rotated based on the measured linear accelerations from the accelerometer, activating a gyroscope when it is determined that the predetermined angle of the drum has been rotated, measuring angular speed at the gyroscope, calculating a number of rotations of the drum from the measured angular speed, and deactivating the gyroscope when it is determined that the measured angular speed is lower than a noise floor level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Prysmian S.p.A.
    Inventors: Davide Fassone, Antonino Arena
  • Patent number: 11822405
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power allocating system, including adapters and an electronic device. Each of the adapters includes a processor. The electronic device includes a controller. The controller obtains rated information and current output information from each of the processors to calculate an output utilization rate of each of the adapters. The controller transmits at least one adjusting signal to at least one of the processors according to the output utilization rates to adjust the output utilization rate of the adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Tzu-Nan Cheng, Yu-Cheng Shen
  • Patent number: 11822498
    Abstract: A connector includes a first pin which is configured to indicate an in-service signal, a second pin which is configured to indicate a power supply signal, a third pin which is configured to indicate a clock signal, and a fourth pin; the first pin which is configured to indicate a PCIe port signal; the first pin, the second pin, the third pin, and the fourth pin have an equal length; and the connector includes a first face and a second face, a limiting structure is arranged on the first face, the limiting structure is a boss or a groove, and the first pin is located in the middle of the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: XFUSION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11822413
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and techniques for reducing power consumption at an electromechanical gun. The electromechanical gun may transition to an inactive state to reduce power consumption, and the electromechanical gun may transition to an active state to perform a system check procedure or to allow a projectile to be fired from the electromechanical gun. The electromechanical gun may identify a sleep event based on an analysis of an output of a first electronic component, compute an estimated time duration based on an amount of electric charge remaining in the energy store, set a sleep timer according to the estimated time duration, and transition to the inactive state by terminating a power supply of a second electronic component. The electromechanical gun may transition to the active state in response to the sleep timer elapsing or a second output indicating that a user is touching the electromechanical gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Biofire Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher James Owens, Kai Thorin Kloepfer, Jack Hugo Thiesen, Karl Fredrick Brakora
  • Patent number: 11823624
    Abstract: A pixel includes a light emitting element, a driving transistor configured to control a driving current provided to the light emitting element, and an initialization transistor configured to provide a first initialization voltage to a gate of the driving transistor, and turned on in response to an initialization gate signal. A voltage level of the first initialization voltage in a blank period of a low-frequency driving mode is higher than a voltage level of the first initialization voltage in the blank period of a high-frequency driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoungjin Park, Jongwon Park
  • Patent number: 11818595
    Abstract: A location monitoring system, such as an alarm system employed at a house or other location, can include a wireless, battery-operated camera. The camera can have a low power mode in which all components other than a low power communications module are deactivated. The camera can be activated by a signal received by the low power communications module, and the camera can establish a direct communications link with, and send video image data to, a remote server. Where the camera/server direct communications link is inoperable, a link to a local controller is established, and at least a portion of the video image data sent to the controller, which can send a portion of the video image data via an alternate network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Laurans, Rahul Subramany, Darrell Andrew Holigan, Michael E. Noonan
  • Patent number: 11815973
    Abstract: A data receiving method includes: receiving a destination address in a preamble segment; receiving a first duration and a second duration after the destination address in the preamble segment when the destination address is different from a local address, the first duration being a remaining duration before a beginning of transmission of valid data, and the second duration being a duration required for transmitting the valid data; determining a dormant duration according to the first duration and the second duration, and controlling a local device to enter a low power mode; and waking up the local device after a duration in the low power mode reaches the dormant duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qian Zhao, Zeyu Pang, Yachen Wang
  • Patent number: 11809898
    Abstract: A method implemented in an integrated-circuit module including a processor accessing a non-volatile memory wherein execution-context-defining software applications to be executed by the processor for communication with a device are stored, and to access a volatile memory storing execution data of a software application currently being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventor: Elder Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 11809256
    Abstract: Embodiments are presented herein of, inter alia, systems, devices, and associated methods for allocating and distributing power management budgets for classes of tasks being executed by a computer system, based on thermal feedback loops. Specifically, multiple quality-of-service (QoS) tiers may be defined, and each QoS tier may be allocated power based on a different set of thermal feedback loops. QoS tiers including tasks that are invisible to the user may be mitigated more aggressively than QoS tiers including tasks that are visibly supporting user operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Ismail, Bryan R. Hinch, Evan M. Hoke, Andrei Dorofeev, Shirin Dadashi, Mohsen Heidarinejad, Reza Arastoo
  • Patent number: 11811846
    Abstract: The systems and methods monitor thermal states associated with a device. The systems and methods set thermal thresholds associated with the device. The systems and methods infer the thermal thresholds from information gathered by a client application running on the device. The systems and methods implement a stored policy associated with a violation of one of the thermal thresholds by one of the monitored thermal states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cieslak, Michael David Marr
  • Patent number: 11803489
    Abstract: A single-ended receiver is coupled to an input-output (I/O) pin of a command and address (CA) bus. The receiver is configurable with dual-mode I/O support to operate the CA bus in a low-swing mode and a high-swing mode. The receiver is configurable to receive a first command on the I/O pin while in the high-swing mode, initiate calibration of the slave device to operate in the low-swing mode in response to the first command, switch the slave device to operate in the low-swing mode while the CA bus remains active, and to receive a second command on the I/O pin while in the low-swing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Pravin Kumar Venkatesan, Liji Gopalakrishnan, Kashinath Ullhas Prabhu, Makarand Ajit Shirasgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11805213
    Abstract: An image forming system comprising: an image forming apparatus capable of transitioning between a standby mode and a sleep mode; and a wireless operation device capable of wireless communication with the image forming apparatus, the wireless operation device including: a display; a battery configured to perform power supply to the display; and a controller configured to control the power supply from the battery to the display, wherein, in response to transition of the image forming apparatus from the standby mode to the sleep mode with a predetermined amount of power being supplied from the battery to the display, the controller makes a supply amount of power from the battery to the display less than the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Minoru Akazawa
  • Patent number: 11800221
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a time-lapse shooting method and a device, and relate to the field of shooting technologies. Therefore, a shooting scenario may be automatically identified, a plurality of photos with a relatively good effect are obtained through shooting based on a target shooting parameter that matches the shooting scenario, and video coding is performed on the plurality of photos to generate a time-lapse video with a relatively good effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fasheng Yang, Yihua Zeng, Shuncai Zhong, Jiale Bo, Huanwen Peng
  • Patent number: 11791667
    Abstract: A power transmitter for wireless power transfer includes a control and communications unit, an inverter circuit, a coil, and a shielding. The control and communications unit is configured to provide power control signals to control a power level of a power signal configured for transmission to a power receiver, receive a receiver power request from a power receiver, provide a power request to an external power supply, based on the receiver power request, determine if a power signal at the coil is compliant with the receiver power request, and, if the power signal at the coil is compliant with the receiver power request, continue to operate for wireless power transmission. The coil is configured to transmit the power signal to a power receiver. The shielding comprises a ferrite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Melone, Andrew Kovacs, Jason Green
  • Patent number: 11789953
    Abstract: A highly accurate document search, particularly a search for a document relating to intellectual property, is achieved with an easy input method. A document search system includes a processing portion. The processing portion has a function of extracting a keyword included in text data, a function of extracting a related term of the keyword from words included in a plurality of pieces of first reference text analysis data, a function of giving a weight to each of the keyword and the related term, a function of giving a score to each of a plurality of pieces of second reference text analysis data on the basis of the weight, a function of ranking the plurality of pieces of second reference text analysis data on the basis of the score to generate ranking data, and a function of outputting the ranking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Higashi, Junpei Momo
  • Patent number: 11782466
    Abstract: To dynamically manage a temperature of an electronic device, a local temperature is provided by measuring a temperature of a local spot in the electronic device and a reference temperature is provided by measuring a temperature of a reference spot in the electronic device where the reference spot and the local spot are thermally coupled. A target temperature corresponding to a limit value of the reference temperature is adjusted based on the local temperature and a power level of the electronic device is controlled based on the same target temperature. The target temperature may be set to a relatively high value to secure performance of the electronic device when the local temperature is relatively low. Alternatively, the target temperature may be set to a relatively low value to pursue stability of the electronic device when the local temperature is relatively high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yun-Hyeok Im, Myung-Kyoon Yim, Wook Kim, Kyoung-Min Lee, Kyung-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 11779704
    Abstract: Electronic modules for attachment to a drug delivery device include delivery status sensing means (21, 22) for monitoring a delivery status of the device, a status indicator (25) with an indicator element controllable to indicate a delivery or module status, and a status indicator controller (23), which generates an indicator control signal on behalf of the status indicator element, which in turn produces a status signal. The indicator control signal has an amplitude varying monotonically in time between a minimum value and a maximum value in a first interval of a base cycle, and between the maximum value and the minimum value in a second interval of the base cycle. In at least one of the first and the second interval, the mean value of the indicator control signal is below the average of the maximum and the minimum values of the indicator control signal to realize increased energy savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Michael Gentz, Thomas Rufer
  • Patent number: 11775336
    Abstract: Apparatus, method, and machine-readable medium to provide performance state matching between source and target processors based on inter-processor interrupts. An exemplary apparatus includes a target processor to execute a receiving task at a first performance level and a source processor to execute a sending task at a second performance level higher than the first performance level. The sending task is to store interrupt routing data indicating a pairing between the sending task and the receiving task into a memory location and that the sending task is to dispatch work to be processed by the receiving task. The apparatus further includes a performance management unit to detect the pairing between the sending task and the receiving task based on the interrupt routing data and responsively adjust the performance level of the target processor from the first performance level to the second performance level based, at least in part, on the pairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Pan, Ashok Raj, Srinivas Pandruvada
  • Patent number: 11768610
    Abstract: A memory system includes an interface circuit configured to connect to a host device, a controller electrically connected to the interface circuit, and a nonvolatile semiconductor memory electrically connected to the controller. The controller is configured to transmit a first response in response to a power supplied from the host device via the interface circuit, upon receipt of a first command from the host device after transmitting the first response, determine a status of data stored in the nonvolatile semiconductor memory, and transmit to the host device a second response including the determined status of the data stored in the nonvolatile semiconductor memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11768247
    Abstract: Systems and processes are provided to detect an improper external power supply including a battery having a battery current output, a power supply for receiving an external voltage and an external current from an external power supply and for generating a control signal in response to receiving the external voltage, a processor operative to determine a first polarity of the battery current output at a first time in response to the control signal, to generate an error indicator in response to the first polarity being indicative of a discharging battery, and a display operative to display a user warning indicative of an improper external power supply in response to the error indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Arun Pk, Mansoor Ahmed, Yashwanth Melwanki, Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 11770155
    Abstract: A method for execution in a central controller comprises obtaining an interconnection topology for a plurality of nodes interconnected via hybrid data/power links; obtaining a power distribution map associated with the topology; and causing DC power to be distributed to the nodes via the links according to the power distribution map. Also, such a node in which there is at least one power-receiving port and at least one power-transmitting port, a controller and power switching circuitry. The controller operates based on power drawn from a portion of the DC power received via the power-receiving port. The controller determines a destination of data packets received via any of the ports and outputting those of the received data packets that are not destined for the network device via another one of the ports. The controller also causes the power switching circuitry to output via plural power-transmitting ports respective portions of the received DC power received at the power-receiving port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: GENETEC INC.
    Inventors: Danny Roy, Louis-Philippe Brais, Jean-Yves Pikulik
  • Patent number: 11763873
    Abstract: A memory device includes an array of memory cells and a plurality of peripheral circuits operably coupled to the memory array. A power control circuit may be configured to individually control an application of power to each of the plurality of peripheral circuits and the array of memory cells. Inserting a switch device across the different power domains to achieve the same sequential wake-up path for the peripheral circuits connected to different power domains reduces peak current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Che-Ju Yeh, Hau-Tai Shieh, Yi-Tzu Chen
  • Patent number: 11762439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of dynamic thermal management applied to a portable device, wherein the method includes the steps of: obtaining a surface temperature of the portable device; obtaining a junction temperature of a chip of the portable device; and calculating an upper limit of the junction temperature according to the junction temperature and the surface temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Yu Huang, Chih-Yuan Hsiao, Chiao-Pin Fan, Chi-Wen Pan, Tai-Yu Chen, Chien-Tse Fang, Jih-Ming Hsu, Yun-Ching Li
  • Patent number: 11762590
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a memory devices is provided to include: a first core configured to control first memory dies; a second core configured to control second memory dies; and a host interface configured to: receive submission queue tail pointers and command information on each of commands corresponding to the tail pointers from host, classify the commands into a first address command associated with a first logical address and a second address command associated with a second logical address based on the command information, fetch the first and second address commands from host, and provide the first address command to the first core and the second address command to the second core based on the processing order of the first and second address commands determined based on status of the first memory dies and the second memory dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: SK HYNIX INC.
    Inventor: Hung Yung Cho
  • Patent number: 11757605
    Abstract: A bidirectional transceiver integrated circuit (IC) includes a transmit circuit configured to transmit during a data transfer mode of operation first data over a first bidirectional communication channel to a link partner. The transmit circuit is configured, during a low power mode of operation, to transmit an encoded refresh signal over the first bidirectional communication channel to the link partner. A receiver circuit is configured to receive during the data transfer mode of operation second data independent of the first data over the first bidirectional communication channel. An encoder is configured, during the low power mode of operation, to encode third data into a refresh signal to generate the encoded refresh signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kamal Dalmia
  • Patent number: 11747881
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes a human detection unit configured to detect a human, an operation unit including a display device configured to display an operation screen, a touch panel configured to detect a touch operation of the operation screen, a control unit configured to return the operation unit from a first power state in which the display device does not display the operation screen to a second power state in which the display device displays the operation screen based on a detection result of the human detection unit, and an invalidation unit configured to invalidate a touch operation of the operation screen for a predetermined period after the returning starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Fukushi
  • Patent number: 11749335
    Abstract: A memory module without a controller and without a built-in power supply and a memory controller thereof are provided. The memory module includes a connection portion, a first non-volatile memory chip, and a second non-volatile memory chip. The memory controller of the motherboard accesses the first non-volatile memory chip by a native interface of the first non-volatile memory chip through the connection portion. The second non-volatile memory chip is configured to store at least one pointer of a meta data of the first non-volatile memory chip. The memory type of the second non-volatile memory chip is different from the memory type of the first non-volatile memory chip. The memory controller accesses the pointer stored in the second non-volatile memory chip through the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: SHANDONG STORAGE WINGS ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jianzhong Bi
  • Patent number: 11751138
    Abstract: Electronic shelf label system that has: at least one battery-operated shelf label client that has an energy-saving sleep mode without radio communication standby according to a radio standard and an active mode with radio communication standby according to the radio standard and that has a radio wake-up receiver designed so as, on receiving a wake-up signal, to leave the sleep mode and prompt the active mode to be adopted, and an access point that is designed for radio communication with the at least one shelf label client according to the radio standard and that has a radio wake-up transmitter for transmitting the wake-up signal, wherein the radio wakeup transmitter is designed to be controllable in terms of the time at which the wake-up signal is transmitted by the access point, and the access point defines the time as the initiation of a radio connection setup to the at least one shelf label client according to the radio standard, in particular with a lead time for changing from the sleep mode to the activ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SES-IMAGOTAG GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Rössl