Having Power Source Monitoring Patents (Class 713/340)
  • Patent number: 11899514
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and software to manage power consumption in a software build environment. In one implementation, a monitoring service monitors power consumption information associated with a build environment for one or more software components. The monitoring service further identifies one or more trends associated with the power consumption information based at least on the power consumption information satisfying one or more criteria and generates a summary for display that indicates at least the one or more trends. The monitoring service may also identify and display as part of the summary one or more suggestions to improve power consumption based on the one or more trends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VMware LLC
    Inventors: Shalini Singh, Sairam Veeraswamy, Adarsh Jagadeeshwaran, Joshua Philip Schnee, Vijayaraghavan Soundararajan, Shiva Ds, Harsh Hirani, Priya Kalaiselvan, Shashank Rai
  • Patent number: 11892929
    Abstract: A management system is described. The management system includes an interface coupled to a plurality of infrastructure appliances and one or more processors to monitor each of the plurality of infrastructure appliances, detect a malfunction at a first of the infrastructure appliances, and transmit a display message to one or more of the plurality of infrastructure appliances that are adjacent to the first infrastructure appliance, wherein a display message indicates one or more activity light indicators to be activated at an adjacent infrastructure appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Randall, Michael Keith Nunez
  • Patent number: 11875042
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile memory, a controller for writing data to the non-volatile memory and reading data from the non-volatile memory, and a power supply circuit. The power supply circuit includes a capacitor. The power supply circuit supplies power to the non-volatile memory and the controller from an external power supply and supplies power to the non-volatile memory and the controller from the capacitor if the external power supply is interrupted. The controller controls the power supply circuit to charge the capacitor when current consumption of the non-volatile memory is less than some first current level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11868266
    Abstract: Memory bank redistribution based on power consumption of multiple memory banks of a memory die can provide an overall reduced power consumption of a memory device. The respective power consumption of each bank can be determined and memory operations to the banks can be distributed based on the determined power consumption. The memory die can include an interface coupled to each bank. Control circuitry can remap logical to physical addresses of the banks based on one or more parameters such as a power consumption of each bank, counts of memory operations for each bank, and/or a relative physical distance of each bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Hye G Shin, Kazuaki Ohara, Rosa M. Avila-Hernandez, Rachael R. Skreen
  • Patent number: 11860698
    Abstract: A system for determining remaining useful energy in an electric aircraft, the system including a computing device where the computing device is configured to measure a internal state datum of a battery as a function of at least a sensor, receive the internal state datum from the at least a sensor, generate a useful energy remaining datum as a function of the internal state datum and a battery model, and display the useful energy remaining datum to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Foland, Herman Wiegman
  • Patent number: 11849399
    Abstract: This application discloses a method for reducing power consumption of a terminal, and a terminal, and relates to the field of terminal technologies, to resolve a problem of relatively high power consumption of a terminal caused by a background application program. The method includes: when a background power consumption current value of the terminal is greater than a preset current value, controlling, by the terminal, a target application program, to reduce the background power consumption current value, where the background power consumption current value is a sum of power consumption current values of all background application programs on the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11836358
    Abstract: A system comprises a power source and two power rails coupled to the power source. A storage device, comprising a non-volatile memory, a cache coupled to the non-volatile memory, and a control pin, is coupled to the second power rail. A power management controller is coupled to the first power rail and to a control pin of the storage device. The power management controller stops the provision of power via the first power rail and provides a signal to the storage device via the control pin when the provision of power via the first power rail is stopped. The storage device continues to receive power from the second power rail when the provision of power via the first power rail is stopped. The storage device stores data from the cache to the non-volatile memory in response to the receipt of the signal via the control pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Cheng, Yu-Hung Li
  • Patent number: 11837900
    Abstract: A battery capacity representation method for a computer system, is disclosed. The computer system includes a specific absorption rate (SAR) sensor, a battery module and a light-emitting diode (LED) module, and the battery capacity representation method includes performing an external environment sensing by the SAR sensor to determine whether a triggering condition is satisfied; sensing a battery capacity of the battery module when the triggering condition is satisfied; and determining a representation status of the LED module according to the battery capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Teng Shen, Liang-Fang Wan, Jen-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 11829243
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for error evaluation for a memory system are described. A memory device may be configured to monitor access errors of the memory device to evaluate a likelihood that such errors are related to a failure of the memory device itself or to a failure outside the memory device. For example, a memory device may monitor a respective quantity of errors for each of a set of banks and, if the memory device detects that multiple banks are associated with a threshold quantity of access errors, the memory device may infer the presence of a failure outside the memory device. The memory device may store an indication of such a detection, which may be used to support failure diagnosis or resolution efforts, such as refraining from replacing a memory device when access errors are more likely to be the result of a system failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew D. Jenkinson, Seth A. Eichmeyer, Christopher G. Wieduwilt
  • Patent number: 11831192
    Abstract: A method for managing a plurality of batteries that are electrically coupled together includes (1) monitoring respective voltages of the plurality of batteries and (2) in response to a respective voltage of a first battery of the plurality of batteries reaching a first threshold value at a first time, reducing a charge or discharge rate of the first battery, relative to at least a second battery of the plurality of batteries. Charge and discharge rates may be adaptively managed such that each battery reaches the first threshold value at substantially the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Element Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Marshall Kahn, Corrado Cammi, Anthony John Stratakos
  • Patent number: 11829216
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes may determine a temperature value associated with a discrete graphics processing unit (dGPU); if the temperature value is below a threshold temperature value: configure an information handling system (IHS) to utilize the dGPU for processing graphics workloads of the IHS; disable an integrated graphics processing unit (iGPU) from processing any of the graphics workloads; and provide an amount of power utilized by the iGPU to a processor of the IHS; and if the temperature value is not below the threshold temperature value: determine that the iGPU is disabled; configure the IHS to utilize the iGPU for processing a portion of the graphics workloads; and enable the iGPU to process the portion of the graphics workloads; and remove the amount of power utilized by the iGPU from the at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Shows, Yi-Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 11824450
    Abstract: A power converter can include: N switching power stage circuits, where output terminals of the N switching power stage circuits are connected in parallel, and N is a positive integer; an energy storage element coupled between an input terminal and the output terminal of the power converter, where the energy storage element is configured to periodically store energy for delivery to the output terminal of the power converter; and where after a main transistor of an M-th switching power stage circuit is turned off, a main transistor of the (M+1)-th switching power stage circuit is turned on, in order to realize zero-voltage-switching (ZVS) of the main transistor of (M+1)-th switching power stage circuit, where M is a positive integer less than N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (Hangzhou) LTD
    Inventors: Kaiwei Yao, Wang Zhang, Chen Zhao
  • Patent number: 11815981
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of operating a flexible and optimized power management unit (PMU) for multiple power supply scenarios are described. One integrated circuit includes a first terminal to couple to an unregulated power supply, a second terminal to couple to a regulated power supply, a first regulator, and a second regulator. The first regulator outputs a first supply voltage in a first configuration, and the second regulator outputs a second supply voltage in a second configuration. The first and second regulators do not operate concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Radhika Venkatasubramanian, Stephen W. Dow, Prasad Rao Kotra, Victor Simileysky, Ataur Rehman Khan, David Moeller, Brian Ballweber
  • Patent number: 11816010
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for releasing an application feature in incremental stages while monitoring the application for anomalies. The feature includes a package of code and an action setting. The methods in some implementations include identifying active devices on which the application has been installed, monitoring the application according to a set of metrics, activating the feature by changing its action setting for a first segment of the active devices, pausing the feature if an anomaly is detected among the set of metrics, and generating a repair ticket. As long as no anomaly is detected, the activating step proceeds for subsequent segments of the active devices, iteratively, until the release is completed. A feature rank may be used to process and release a plurality of features in order of priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Cieslak, Jiayao Yu, Kai Chen, Farnaz Azmoodeh, Michael David Marr, Jun Huang, Zahra Ferdowsi, Olamide Valerie Olatunji, David Boyle, Claire Reinert
  • Patent number: 11816465
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for tracking and upgrading firmware in intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) are provided. The devices, systems and methods provide for tracking firmware versions of at least one or a fleet of IEDs, e.g., electronic power or revenue meters, notifying a user that an update to an existing firmware is available and providing the ability to automatically upload the current or latest version of the firmware to all IEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: EI ELECTRONICS LLC
    Inventors: Luna A. Koval, Erran Kagan
  • Patent number: 11815972
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for configuring cold redundancy of a power source. The method includes determining an efficient range and an inefficient range of an efficiency-load curve of a power supply unit (PSU), wherein the efficiency-load curve is acquired by testing the PSU in advance. If the PSU operates in the efficient range when voltage of the PSU is before a preconfigured power source configuration point, or if the PSU operates in the inefficient range when the voltage of the PSU is after the preconfigured power source configuration point, the method includes recalculating the preconfigured power source configuration point. If neither, then the method includes determining that the preconfigured power source configuration point is a power source configuration point, wherein the power source configuration point is a voltage value at which a standby PSU is switched to a power supply PSU when cold redundancy is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: INSPUR SUZHOU INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Xiong
  • Patent number: 11809250
    Abstract: A scheme to improve performance of power-constrained computers, comprising a heterogeneous mix of compute elements, by dynamically reacting to changes in the switching capacitance that present workload induces in each heterogeneous compute element and learning the coefficients of a power-frequency model for each compute element for the present workload. At each time step, the scheme forecasts a maximum frequency that the compute element can run at without exceeding an input power limit for a given workload. The scheme rapidly re-learns coefficients of the power model and rapidly adapts the frequency as the workload's characteristics shift ensuring that compute elements run at the maximum frequency they can while not exceeding the input power limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Mohammad, Asma Al-Rawi, Ujjwal Gupta, Federico Ardanaz, Jonathan Eastep
  • Patent number: 11809252
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to management of battery-use by one or more computing resources in the event of a power outage. Data used by one or more computing resources can be backed-up using battery power. Battery power is allocated to data back-up operations based at least on one or more of: criticality level of data, priority of an application that processes the data, or priority level of resource. The computing resource can back-up data to a persistent storage media. The computing resource can store a log of data that is backed-up or not backed-up. The log can be used by the computing resource to access the backed-up data for continuing to process the data and to determine what data is not available for processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Francesc Guim Bernat, Suraj Prabhakaran, Karthik Kumar, Uzair Qureshi, Timothy Verrall
  • Patent number: 11809253
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media for identifying and responding to one or more power loss events on a computing node. For example, systems disclosed herein may relate to management of a power loss event on a computing node hosting one or more compute platforms thereon. The systems disclosed herein may implement a power handling configuration that identified a subset of data from a volatile portion of a storage system to prioritize for storage on a non-volatile portion of the storage system. By selectively identifying and flushing data associated with compute platforms hosted by a computing node, systems described herein may significantly reduce demand for capacitance on cloud computing systems while optimizing other performance parameters (e.g., write performance, hardware durability) of devices on cloud computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Brennan Alexander Watt
  • Patent number: 11803225
    Abstract: In a method of operating a system-on-chip (SOC), the SOC includes a plurality of processor cores. An operating frequency of the plurality of processor cores is set to a first operating frequency based on permitted power consumption of the SOC and an operating status of the plurality of processor cores. The first operating frequency is within a maximum operating frequency of the plurality of processor cores. At least one of the plurality of processor cores performs at least one processing operation based on the first operating frequency. When present power consumption of the SOC is determined as exceeding the permitted power consumption, a warning signal is activated, and a first control operation for reducing the present power consumption is performed immediately thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Hee Han, Dae-Yeong Lee
  • Patent number: 11804973
    Abstract: A direct current (DC) power distribution system is provided. The system includes a passive splitter and an active splitter. The passive splitter includes an input port that is configured to receive a first DC power input and multiple output ports that are configured to provide a first DC power outputs to corresponding ones of multiple power only devices. The active splitter includes an input port that is configured to receive a second DC power input and network data corresponding to at least one network communications data channel and multiple output ports that are configured to provide second DC power outputs and network communications data to corresponding power and/or data devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Morgan C. Kurk, Michael J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 11797410
    Abstract: A processor includes a controller and plurality of chiplets, each chiplet including a plurality of processor cores. The controller provides chiplet-level performance information for the chiplets that identifies a performance of each chiplet at each of a plurality of performance levels for specified sets of processor cores on that chiplet. The controller receives an identification of one or more selected chiplets from among the plurality of chiplets for which a specified number of processor cores are to be configured at a given performance level, the one or more selected chiplets having been selected based on the chiplet-level performance information and performance requirements. The controller configures the specified number of processor cores of the one or more selected chiplets at the given performance level. A task is then run on the specified number of processor cores of the one or more selected chiplets at the given performance level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Shrikanth Ganapathy, Yasuko Eckert, Anthony Gutierrez, Karthik Ramu Sangaiah, Vedula Venkata Srikant Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 11792258
    Abstract: The present application discloses a file transmission method and apparatus, a device, and a storage medium. The steps of the method include: counting the number of target files transmitted in a transmission channel; obtaining a preset peak transmission rate of the transmission channel, the preset peak transmission rate being less than or equal to the rated maximum transmission rate of the transmission channel; calculating an average rate on the basis of the number of files and the preset peak transmission rate; adjusting the transmission rate of each of the target files in the transmission channel to be the average rate; and transmitting the target files in the transmission channel. The present method relatively ensures the stability of the operation of a server during file transmission. In addition, the present application also provides a file transmission apparatus, a device, and a storage medium, which have the same beneficial effects as those described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: INSPUR SUZHOU INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ruqing Xu
  • Patent number: 11789508
    Abstract: A power supply signal conditioning system includes a power supply, one or more loads, and a drive-sense circuit (DSC). The power supply is operably coupled to one or more loads. When enabled, the power supply configured to output a power supply signal having a DC (direct current) voltage component and a ripple voltage component that is based on conversion of an AC (alternating current) signal in accordance with generating the power supply signal. The DSC is operably coupled to the power supply. When enabled, the DSC is configured simultaneously to sense the power supply signal and, based on sensing of the power supply signal, adaptively to process the power supply signal in accordance with reducing or eliminating the ripple voltage component of the power supply signal to generate a conditioned power supply signal to service the one or more loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11782490
    Abstract: Software-defined fail-safe power draw control is provided for rack power distribution units (PDUs). A PDU power manager can be used to map devices to a PDU and its sockets. The PDU power manager can also identify the power rating of the PDU and its sockets. With this information, the PDU power manager can generate and apply priority-based and dynamic power caps to the devices connected to the PDU. In this way, the PDU power manager can ensure that the power ratings of the PDU and of each of its sockets are not exceeded while ensuring that power delivery is prioritized based on the workloads that the devices may experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Shivendra Katiyar, Rishi Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 11772683
    Abstract: An automated driving system (ADS) includes an automation control module for controlling one or more driving functions of a vehicle, and a safety control module for determining one or more operating conditions relevant to the safety performance of the vehicle, such as driver awareness and processor temperature. The automation control module is configured to automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle based on the one or more operating conditions determined by the safety control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Waldemar Dworakowski, Marzena Banach, Rafal Dlugosz
  • Patent number: 11763895
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for power architecture for non-volatile memory are described. A memory device may be configured to operate in a first mode and a second mode (e.g., a low power mode). When operating in the first mode, a voltage may be supplied from a power source (e.g., a power management integrated circuit) to a memory array and one or more associated components via a regulator. When the memory device transitions to operate in the second mode, some of the components supplied from the power source may be powered by a charge pump. Control information associated with the memory array may be stored to the one or more components (e.g., to a cache) that are powered by a charge pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Qisong Lin, Shuai Xu, Jonathan S. Parry, Jeremy Binfet, Michele Piccardi, Qing Liang
  • Patent number: 11755705
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a storage device having biometric security protection, including: simultaneously starting both a device initialization operation and a biometric recognition operation; and if the device initialization operation has completed and the biometric recognition operation has successfully completed, setting the storage device to a normal access mode permitting external access to the storage device in accordance with the biometric security protection, wherein the device initialization operation and the biometric recognition operation are performed concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngjin Park, Ilgyu Jung
  • Patent number: 11748261
    Abstract: A system of electronic modules is described, along with a method of assigning addresses to the modules. The modules are communicatively connected along a communication path, and are also communicatively connected to an address bus. Adders are positioned along the address bus, with at least one adder located between each pair of modules. When any module is assigned an address, its adjacent adder will increment the address and assign the incremented address to the next-adjacent module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Marc Michael Guardiani
  • Patent number: 11747886
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a power sourcing equipment (PSE), and a method of reallocating power to one or more powered devices (PDs) by the PSE, before a swap event of a power supply unit (PSU). The method includes receiving an information about the swap event, determining based on the information that the swap event is expected to cause powering down of the one or more PDs, and requesting a first PD among the one or more PDs to permit the PSE to reduce an initial value of power allocated to the first PD. Further, the method includes reducing an amount of power to the first PD from the initial value to a reduced value of power based on a response from the first PD, and reallocating the reduced value of the power to the first PD to avoid powering down of the one or more PDs during the swap event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Hong Yi Wee, Kah Hoe Ng, Shiyu Tian
  • Patent number: 11747839
    Abstract: A power supply signal conditioning system includes a power supply, one or more loads, and a drive-sense circuit (DSC). The power supply is operably coupled to one or more loads. When enabled, the power supply configured to output a power supply signal having a DC (direct current) voltage component and a ripple voltage component that is based on conversion of an AC (alternating current) signal in accordance with generating the power supply signal. The DSC is operably coupled to the power supply. When enabled, the DSC is configured simultaneously to sense the power supply signal and, based on sensing of the power supply signal, adaptively to process the power supply signal in accordance with reducing or eliminating the ripple voltage component of the power supply signal to generate a conditioned power supply signal to service the one or more loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11740686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to platform power management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Tahoe Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ren Wang, Christian Maciocco, Sanjay Bakshi, Tsung-Yuan Charles Tai
  • Patent number: 11740674
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein make previously stranded power capacity (power that is provisioned for a data center according to a computing system's nameplate power consumption but is currently not useable) available to the data center. Systems described herein generate empirical power profiles that specify expected upper bounds for the power consumption levels that applications trigger. Using the upper bounds for application power-consumption levels, a computing system described herein can reliably release part of its provisioned nameplate power for other systems or data center consumers, reducing the amount of stranded power in a data center. The method described herein avoids performance penalties for most jobs by using sensor measurements made at a rapid rate explained herein to ensure that a system power cap based on running application's measured peak power consumption is reliable with reference to the power capacitance inherent in the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Torsten Wilde, Andy Warner, Steven Dean, Steven Martin, Pat Donlin
  • Patent number: 11733760
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device for controlling power consumption includes the following steps. A busy-waiting command is received, wherein the busy-waiting command indicates that the operating system of a processing device is in a busy-waiting state. The microcode of the busy-waiting command is obtained according to the busy-waiting command. A waiting enabling command is generated and a counting value corresponding to the waiting enabling command is obtained according to the microcode. According to the waiting enabling command, the subsequent microcode is stopped sending to the processing device, so that the processing device enters an idle state, and the counter is enabled to start counting according to the counting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHAOXIN SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weilin Wang, Yingbing Guan, Long Cheng
  • Patent number: 11726548
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an adjustable power capacity Power Supply Unit (PSU) includes a circuit coupled within a feedback loop of the PSU that is controlled by an internal processing system. The feedback loop configured to carry a feedback signal for regulating an output power of the PSU. The processing system includes executable instructions that may be executed to receive an output power capacity set point that represents a programmed output power rating of the PSU, and control the circuit to modify the feedback signal so that the PSU generates output power at the programmed output power rating. The programmed output power rating set on the PSU being less than an actual output power rating of the PSU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Padmanabh R. Gharpure, Wayne Kenneth Cook, Wei-Jun Feng
  • Patent number: 11726794
    Abstract: To obtain a highly reliable electronic control device capable of reliably causing a microcomputer to perform normal termination and normal re-activation by controlling a power supply voltage. According to the present invention, an electronic control device 25 includes a microcomputer 18, a power supply control unit 20 that controls a power supply voltage of the microcomputer, and a capacitor 19 provided between the power supply control unit and the microcomputer. The power supply control unit 20 includes a power supply unit 24 that supplies a first power supply voltage V1 to the microcomputer by turning ON an activation signal for activating the microcomputer, and stops the supply of the power supply voltage by turning the activation signal OFF, a reset control unit 14 that generates a Low reset signal by turning the activation signal OFF, and a discharge control unit 12 that discharges electric charges of the capacitor when acquiring the Low reset signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Doi, Yuri Moizumi, Takeo Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11726116
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a first circuit and a power meter coupled to the first circuit at selected proxy locations. The power meter includes circuitry for generating toggle data, such as signal transitions or signal levels, from signals at the proxy locations and combiner circuitry for combining the toggle data in a first time window with a set of weight value to produce a measure of power usage in the first circuit. The proxy locations and weight values are selected automatically based on simulated or emulated signals from a larger set of locations in the first circuit and associated power usage in the first circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Xu, Zhiyao Xie, Shidhartha Das
  • Patent number: 11729643
    Abstract: When a communication error has occurred in a communication with one of external devices connected to a connector portion, a communication control portion of a communication device sets, to a second value, a status value of a first enable signal output to a specific first output portion that corresponds to the external device in which the communication error has occurred, and sets, to a first value, a status value of a first enable signal output to a first output portion other than the specific first output portion. When the communication error has occurred, a hub portion restarts, and then sets all second enable signals to the second value. An application portion that corresponds to the first output portion other than the specific first output portion, maintains to be ON state regardless of occurrence of the communication error since the first enable signal has been set to the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kitao
  • Patent number: 11726535
    Abstract: Providing power to a server includes a switch with power sourcing equipment (PSE) and a server with a network interface controller (NIC) the PSE to transfer power to the NIC of the server via a network cable to change configuration settings prior to the server booting from a stand-by mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David Koenen, Charles L. Hudson
  • Patent number: 11720160
    Abstract: An IHS (Information Handling System) may transition to a low-power state when the IHS is not in use. Upon detecting a wake event, such as a button being pressed, the IHS exits the low-powers state and resumes a full-power operating state. When a wake event is inadvertently triggered, the IHS may reverted to full-power operations without the user's knowledge. In order to detect false wake events, embodiments determine contextual information about the current status of the IHS, such as power status, operational status and user status, at the time of the wake event detection. If a valid wake event is detected, the operating system is notified of the wake event. If the wake event is determined to be inadvertent based on the context of the IHS, such as the IHS being in transport and/or the user not being present in proximity to the IHS, the wake event may be disregarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Daniel L. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 11720276
    Abstract: A memory system includes a storage medium and a controller. The storage medium includes a plurality of physical regions. The controller maps logical regions which are configured by a host device, to the physical regions, and performs in response to a write request for a target logical region, a write operation on a physical region mapped to the target logical region. The controller updates in response to the write request, a write status corresponding to the target logical region within a write status table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Eu Joon Byun
  • Patent number: 11709534
    Abstract: According to at least one example embodiment, a method and corresponding apparatus for controlling power in a multi-core processor chip include: accumulating, at a controller within the multi-core processor chip, one or more power estimates associated with multiple core processors within the multi-core processor chip. A global power threshold is determined based on a cumulative power estimate, the cumulative power estimate being determined based at least in part on the one or more power estimates accumulated. The controller causes power consumption at each of the core processors to be controlled based on the determined global power threshold. The controller may directly control power consumption at the core processors or may command the core processors to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: David A. Carlson, Richard E. Kessler
  • Patent number: 11706291
    Abstract: Method for offloading calculation tasks between a user terminal and an edge host device in a communication network according to a multi-access edge computing technique, including steps of: Offloading data necessary for the execution of the calculation from the user terminal to the edge host device, and Transmitting data resulting from the calculation carried out by the edge host device, from the edge host device to the user terminal, wherein the offloading of data is controlled on the basis of joint criteria of energy efficiency and of minimization of exposure of a user of the user terminal to electromagnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Emilio Calvanese Strinati, Serge Bories
  • Patent number: 11704750
    Abstract: A device and method are disclosed for optimizing self-power consumption. The device may sense one or more operating conditions of the device. The device may further select one or more operating parameters associated with at least one of the one or more operating conditions. The device may also estimate a power consumption associated with executing an algorithm to generate at least one updated value for at least one of the one or more operating parameters as well as estimate a power savings associated with operating using the updated value. The device may compare the estimated power consumption to the estimated power savings and determine whether to execute the algorithm based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
    Inventor: Eran Ofek
  • Patent number: 11699922
    Abstract: A wireless charging method, a receiver, a terminal device, and a charger are provided. A receiver (20) includes an oscillation circuit (210), a power processor (220), a sampling control module (230), and an auxiliary power supply module (240). In a ping phase, the oscillation circuit receives first energy sent by a transmitter (10), and the sampling control module collects a first voltage value output by the oscillation circuit based on the first energy, and when the first voltage value is less than a startup voltage value of the power processor, controls the auxiliary power supply module to supply power to the power processor, so that the power processor is started. In a power transfer phase, the power processor sends a power transfer instruction to the transmitter, so that the transmitter sends second energy based on the power transfer instruction, to provide electric energy for a load in the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Di Zhou, Le Wang, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11693379
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing energy consumption during a power-loss event provide a backup power unit that can notify electronic devices of a switch to backup power. The electronic devices can then automatically minimize power consumption upon receiving such notification. The notification can take the form of one or more signals indicative of a backup power operational state. The signals may be sent to the electronic devices over any suitable wired or wireless connection. Depending on the particular operational states, the electronic devices can take one or more predefined backup power handling actions, such as reducing device functionality, entering low-power mode, performing a controlled shutdown, and the like. The particular actions taken may depend on the type of devices, such that certain devices may have power consumption priority over other devices. The above arrangement provides an intelligent way to reduce overall energy consumption during a power-loss event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Buildings Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Youcef Chaoua, Maxime Joseph Frederic Marie Laudren
  • Patent number: 11683200
    Abstract: A method can include receiving, from communicatively coupled mesh nodes of the mesh distribution network, data indicating whether respective mesh nodes of the mesh nodes are acting as gateways and an amount of traffic being served by the mesh nodes, determining, based on the received data, a first mesh node of the mesh nodes to put into an inactive state, and providing a communication to the first mesh node that causes the first mesh node to enter the inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Elliott, Michael Glik
  • Patent number: 11677610
    Abstract: A bidirectional out-of-band management (OOBM) dongle comprises a serial port for receiving console traffic from a console port of a managed switch and an Ethernet port for receiving management port traffic from a management port of the managed switch. In operation, the OOBM dongle multiplexes, via an optional adapter, the console traffic and the management port traffic and generates Ethernet traffic that is then communicated, via an OOBM port on the dongle, to an OOBM switch port of an OOBM switch that acts as a power sourcing device for the OOBM dongle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Padmanabhan Narayanan, Anandaraj Maharajan
  • Patent number: 11675413
    Abstract: Reducing power consumption at an information handling system (IHS), including identifying a first data set associated with a first application, and a second data set associated with a second application; storing the first data set at a first physical storage device, and storing the second data set at a second physical storage device; reducing a power consumption of a storage device system, including: determining that the first and second applications are out-of-focus with respect to an operating system (OS) of the IHS, and in response, maintaining a low power state of the first and the second physical storage devices; detecting that the first application is in-focus with respect to the OS of the IHS, and in response, adjusting a power state of the first physical storage device from the low power state to an active power state while maintaining the low power state of the second physical storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lip Vui Kan, Geroncio Ong Tan
  • Patent number: 11677440
    Abstract: Method and system are provided for power path identification in a power distribution system. The method transmits a data signal through a power line infrastructure including adding an identifier value at multiple points of the infrastructure to the data signal to form a concatenated path identifier formed of the identifier values. The method reads the path identifier at a reading point of the infrastructure to obtain power path information to or from the reading point in the power line infrastructure. A system may include a plurality of path identification devices each provided at a connection point of the power distribution system to transmit connection point identifiers to form a concatenated path identifier with identifier values of other connection points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Ian Holyoake, Richard Postlethwaite, Simon Salter