Having Power Source Monitoring Patents (Class 713/340)
  • Patent number: 11507177
    Abstract: An example of an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a power supply to connect to a power source. The power supply is to receive and to distribute a total power from the power source. The apparatus further includes a first device to receive a first portion of the total power from the power supply. The apparatus further includes a second device to receive a second portion of the total power from the power supply. A sum of the first portion and the second portion is the total power. In addition, the apparatus includes a controller to control the second device, wherein the controller is to determine the total power demanded by the first device and the second device. The controller is to reduce the second portion of the total power and to restore the second portion of the total power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C. Brooks, Michael R. Durham, Mark A. Piwonka, Jeffrey C. Stevens, Nam H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11502504
    Abstract: A low voltage control system, a low voltage protection method for an electronic device, and a computer program product thereof are disclosed. The electronic device includes a power supply and a memory. The low voltage protection method for the electronic device includes the following steps: detecting a current voltage of the power supply; determining whether the current voltage is lower than a first voltage threshold; and if the voltage is lower than the first voltage threshold, a control module cutting off multiple access channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Gunitech Corp.
    Inventors: Huan-Ruei Shiu, Hsin-Yi Kao, Chung-Liang Hsu, Xiao-Juan Lin, Ming-Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 11493352
    Abstract: An information processing system according to one embodiment includes: a provision unit configured to transmit to a user terminal an incentive list indicating one or more incentives provided by one or more facilities; a receiving unit configured to receive from the user terminal an incentive selected from the incentive list by a user of the user terminal; and a request unit configured to transmit a reservation request for reserving a power transmitting device of a corresponding facility which is the facility corresponding to the selected incentive for a vehicle corresponding to the user, to the corresponding facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: IHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiichiro Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11493974
    Abstract: Dynamic power budget allocation in a multi-processor system is described. In an example, an apparatus includes a plurality of processor units; and a power control component, the power control component to monitor power utilization of each of the plurality of processor units, wherein power consumed by the plurality of processor units is limited by a global power budget. The apparatus is to assign a workload to each of the processor units and is to establish an initial power budget for operation of each of the processor units, and, upon the apparatus determining that one or more processor units require an increased power budget based on one or more criteria, the apparatus is to dynamically reallocate an amount of the global power budget to the one or more processor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nikos Kaburlasos, Iqbal Rajwani, Bhushan Borole, Kamal Sinha, Sanjeev Jahagirdar
  • Patent number: 11489553
    Abstract: A connection between a power distribution unit (PDU) and an electric device is identified by generating a data packet containing an identity of the electric device, transmitting the data packet by varying, on a power line connecting an output socket of the PDU to the electric device, a power level between distinct intensities for transmitting distinct logical values of the data packet, sensing, at the PDU, the power level on the power line, reporting, to an identification module, a socket number of the output socket connected to the power line and successive power level data obtained by sensing the power level on the power line, decoding the identity of the electric device by monitoring the successive power level data reported by the PDU, and storing, in a database, a reference between the identity of the electric device, an identity of the PDU, and the socket number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: OVH
    Inventors: Michel Bieske, Sylvain Chenot
  • Patent number: 11481014
    Abstract: This application provides a power control method based on a user habit and a terminal. The method includes determining, by the terminal, a charge cycle based on a historical charge status, where the charge cycle reflects a charging habit of a user. The method also includes predicting, by the terminal, a charge cycle within a next time period based on the charge cycle. The method further includes determining, by the terminal, a power allocation scheme in the charge cycle within the next time period based on historical power consumption information in one or more charge cycles. The method also includes controlling, by the terminal, use of battery power according to the power allocation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuqiong Xu, Shidong Ren, Zhenkun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11476682
    Abstract: A server device is provided, the server device comprising a processing circuitry, a memory circuitry, an interface circuitry configured to connect to a communication network. The server device is configured to obtain machine data indicative of one or more features of a machine. The machine is configured to be powered by a battery device. The server device is configured to obtain usage data indicative of a usage of the machine. The server device is configured to obtain, for one or more battery devices, battery data indicative of one or more battery parameters of a battery device. The server device is configured to determine, for the one or more battery devices, a predicted impact on the one or more battery parameters based on the battery data, the usage data, and the machine data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Carl-Johan Weiderstrand, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 11469667
    Abstract: An improved power converter produces power through a power switch in response to an activation signal that has an on-time and a switching frequency. An on-time signal has a constant on-time and controls the on-time of the activation signal. An error signal indicates that the switching frequency is not equal to a reference frequency. A step up signal and a step down signal are based on the error signal. A count signal is increased in response to the step up signal and decreased in response to the step down signal. An on-time pulse has a duration that is related to a value of the count signal. The on-time pulse controls the constant on-time of the on-time signal and maintains the switching frequency at about the reference frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Silanna Asia Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Rawinder Dharmalinggam, Tiong Lim
  • Patent number: 11461006
    Abstract: A communication device includes a wireless communication interface, a memory configured to store information, and a processor configured to write the setting information received by the wireless communication interface into the memory. The setting information is information regarding a setting necessary for the wireless communication interface to perform the wireless communication. The wireless communication interface includes a first wireless communication interface configured to perform communication in conformity with a first wireless communication standard and a second wireless communication interface configured to perform communication in conformity with a second wireless communication standard. The processor includes first and second processors, and the memory includes first and second memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Shigenori Nitta, Masateru Furuta, Yosuke Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11439047
    Abstract: A standard server rack is modified to be able to detect if a blanking panel is missing from an unoccupied slot. Detection can be achieved electrically by providing switch elements in the holes on the rack siderails, whose switching state depends on whether a fastening pin is in the hole. A blanking panel, when fitted to a particular slot, thus switches the switch elements for that slot, which can be detected by a make/break circuit including the switch elements. Alternatively, detection of a missing blanking panel can be achieved optically by arranging a bank of forward pointing optical sensors at the back of the server rack, which point forward to detect the presence of a blanking panel. The optical sensors are distributed vertically so that at least one optical sensor covers each slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Ian Holyoake, Maurice Francis Gray, Michael James Bettle-Shaffer
  • Patent number: 11437910
    Abstract: A power module includes a circuit board and a load group. The load group is installed on the circuit board. The load group includes a first-stage power conversion circuit, a second-stage power conversion circuit and plural loads. The first-stage power conversion circuit converts an input voltage into a transition voltage. The second-stage power conversion circuit converts the transition voltage into a driving voltage. A rated value of the first input voltage is higher than twice a rated value of the transition voltage. A rated value of the driving voltage is lower than a half of the rated value of the transition voltage. The distance between the input terminal of the second-stage power conversion circuit and the output terminal of the first-stage power conversion circuit is smaller than the distance between the input terminal of the first-stage power conversion circuit and each edge of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jianhong Zeng, Haoyi Ye, Peiqing Hu, Pengkai Ji
  • Patent number: 11428744
    Abstract: Methods are provided for generating an estimated number of workflow cycles able to be executed with a remaining battery capacity of a battery in a device. A workflow cycle comprising a predefined series of tasks of a work application executed during a defined timeframe is defined. Beginning battery capacity is determined at start of work application execution. End battery capacity at completion of work application execution is determined. Battery usage estimate associated with work application is calculated from difference between beginning battery capacity and end battery capacity. The estimated number of workflow cycles able to be executed is based on the remaining battery capacity and the battery usage estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Arlan Kohtz, Rickey George Austin
  • Patent number: 11431163
    Abstract: A device, method and system for throttling current and/or power to peripherals is provided. A device comprises peripherals powered by a power source. The device further comprises a throttling circuit configured to: in response to receiving a given interrupt, cause throttling of respective currents to a given subset of the peripherals. The device further comprises a sensing circuit configured to: in response to determining that a sensed current from the power source exceeds a threshold current, provide the given interrupt to the throttling circuit. The device further comprises a primary processor configured to: determine the threshold current based at least on a predetermined maximum current of a presently prioritized peripheral; and provide the threshold current to the sensing circuit. The device further comprises a secondary processor configured to: determine the given subset of the peripherals based on an available current overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Wai Mun Lee, Tzun Chuan Woo, Peter J. Bartels, Yehuda Rokach
  • Patent number: 11422916
    Abstract: A usage amount monitoring method is provided. The method may include: recording a usage amount time that records a maximum usage amount of the central processing unit (CPU) by recording a start time and an end time of task and interrupt service routine (ISR); storing data in a non-volatile memory by obtaining the maximum usage amount of the CPU, an engine revolutions per minute (RPM), a software operating mode, a fault code, a number of tasks started, and a task response time; and transmitting relevant information that is delivered to an external communication such that the relevant information may be confirmed in a personal computer (PC) in a chronological order after storing a previous record in the chronological order when the maximum usage amount of the CPU is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI AUTOEVER CORP.
    Inventor: Hwan Joo Kwak
  • Patent number: 11424952
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data bus node integrated circuit comprising at least one static address selection terminal and a detecting circuit for detecting a state of the address selection terminal. The IC also comprises a communication circuit for data communication over a data bus. This circuit is adapted for determining a node address identifier taking the detected state of the at least one static address selection terminal into account. The detecting circuit is adapted for detecting the state of the address selection terminal by determining whether the address selection terminal is in a floating state, a power supply voltage state or a ground voltage state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV
    Inventor: Peter Vandersteegen
  • Patent number: 11422966
    Abstract: An example method comprises establishing, via a first data communication interface of a first computing device, a physical connection to between the first computing device and a second computing device. The method also includes receiving, at the first computing device, input data via a second data communication interface of the first computing device. The method further includes controlling an operation at the first computing device based on the input data when the input data is received prior to establishing the connection. The method further includes routing the input data to the second computing device via an input data switch of the first computing device when the input data is received after establishing the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Rijken, Michael L. Nash, Khaldoun Alzien
  • Patent number: 11422576
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to modular power supply unit. The modular power supply unit may include an output connector through which the modular power supply unit is removably connectible to a host circuit board. The output connector includes ID pins to receive signals indicative of a power demand corresponding to the host circuit board. Further, the modular power supply unit may include a voltage regulator to output an electrical power at a plurality of power settings. Moreover, the modular power supply unit may include control unit coupled to the output connector and the voltage regulator. The control unit may determine a power demand code based on the signals received at the one or more ID pins; identify a power setting, from the plurality of power settings, based on the determined power demand code; and cause the voltage regulator to generate the electrical power at the identified power setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Poh Boon Teo, Chi Hock Goh
  • Patent number: 11412083
    Abstract: A mobile intercom device is described that is configured to facilitate the assignment and reassignment of functions during use. A plurality of button pairs, each including a talk button and a listen button, and a display screen are provided on the mobile intercom device. An electronic processor of the mobile intercom device is configured to display a list of alphanumeric identifiers on the display screen, each alphanumeric identifier in the list of alphanumeric identifiers corresponding to a different one of a plurality of channels on the intercom system. A selection of a first alphanumeric identifier from the list is received and a channel on the intercom system corresponding to the first alphanumeric identifier is assigned to a first button pair of the plurality of button pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Fredrik Borjesson, Jason Brchan, Jim Andersen, Kevin B. Moore, La Ruhe Gene Friesen, Keith Jenkins, Ralph K. Strader
  • Patent number: 11398740
    Abstract: A method selects one or a plurality of sets of values characterizing an electric power of a power source capable of powering a device coupled to the power source via a connection interface. The selection is carried out according to values, characterizing the power supplied by the power source, measured at the connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventors: Jean Camiolo, Christophe Lorin
  • Patent number: 11390228
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for providing a plurality of supply voltages at output terminals respectively assigned to said supply voltages from an input voltage applied to an input terminal. A digital interface receives of a serial digital control signal that contains the information as to which of the supply voltages is/are to be applied to the output terminals respectively assigned to them. A hard-wired delay circuit is configured, under control by the serial digital control signal, to relay the supply voltages to be applied to the respectively assigned output terminals to the output terminals one after another with a respectively predetermined delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Vitesco Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Fisch, Andreas Wunderlich, Mikhail Zarkhin, Aurore Desgeorge
  • Patent number: 11392302
    Abstract: A memory system includes a plurality of memory devices storing data, a processor generating commands at a request of a host, and a flash interface layer transferring the commands to the plurality of memory devices based on power consumptions of the plurality of memory devices, and delaying execution or transfer of commands one or more of the plurality of memory devices when a total peak power of the plurality of memory devices is expected to exceed a limit level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Yeob Cho
  • Patent number: 11383617
    Abstract: A battery module for high voltage battery packs, preferably for use in vehicles, comprising a plurality of battery cells each comprising an electronic battery cell monitoring module attached to each of the battery cells, with the battery cell monitoring modules being connected to one another by a balancing bus comprising at least two electrical lines for transmitting data and electrical current, with the electronic battery cell monitoring modules being electrically connected to a positive terminal and to a negative terminal of the battery cell, with the electronic battery cell monitoring modules having a first electrical switch and a second electrical switch, with the electrical switches being configured to electrically connect the battery cells to a respective one of the two electrical lines of the balancing bus, with the battery module comprising an energy storage module for storing electrical energy, with the energy storage module being electrically connected to the two electrical lines of the balancing bu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Guido Woeste, Peter Baeumer
  • Patent number: 11385703
    Abstract: A semiconductor device selects one start sequence of the normal start and the low-power-consumption start based on the determination result of the determination circuit. According to the configuration, the operation in the start sequence from the power supply input to the processor operation start can be selected from the operation in which the instantaneous current is suppressed and the high-speed operation based on the supplied power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuaki Gemma
  • Patent number: 11385694
    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: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BETA AIR, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Foland, Herman Wiegman
  • Patent number: 11385611
    Abstract: A building automation space facility or building automation facility comprising systems and methods for classifying and standardizing sensors and sensor data using time-series data and/or meta data, such as data and meta information available in a control network or hardware is disclosed. The disclosed system and methods provide techniques to rapidly identify and classify sensors using analysis of time-series data (e.g., data collected from a sensor such as by polling the sensor every second, minute, hour, day, month, and so on) and/or meta data (e.g., label names, group names, associated equipment, and so on) from these sensors and associated control systems. In this manner, the disclosed techniques greatly improve the extent to which a building automation facility or system monitors, manages, and reports on various elements within a building or group of buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CopperTree Analytics Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Burt, Brice Kosnik
  • Patent number: 11385698
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for managing voltage drops on a semiconductor chip. One exemplary embodiment according to the present disclosure may provide a method for managing voltage drops in a semiconductor chip. The method may comprise monitoring power supply voltages for different voltage domains in the semiconductor chip by a voltage drop detection circuit, determining that a voltage drop event has occurred based on voltage information and duration information associated with the voltage drop event reported from the voltage drop detection circuit, generating diagnostic information that includes whether the voltage drop event is an external event or an internal event determined based on the voltage information and timing information reported from the voltage drop detection circuit, and taking an action based on the diagnosis information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INNOGRIT TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Zhao, Lin Chen, Zhengtian Feng, Qun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11381701
    Abstract: A printing apparatus supporting USB type-C includes: a USB type-C interface configured to support a connection with an external device; a printing unit configured to perform printing; and a controller configured to control the supply of power to the external device. The controller checks a reception power received from an external power source, predicts the estimated power consumption of at least one of the printing apparatus and the external device, determines a supply power to be transmitted to the external device based on the reception power and the estimated power consumption, and transmits the supply power to the external device via the USB type-C interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BIXOLON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Hwan Kwak, Dong Woo Kim, Junho Hwang, Gihwan Ahn
  • Patent number: 11379137
    Abstract: A data storage device including, in one implementation, a non-volatile memory device including a memory block that includes a plurality of memory dies and a controller that is coupled to the non-volatile memory device and that allocates power to non-memory components based on a determined usage of the memory dies. The controller is configured to monitor a utilization of the plurality of memory dies, determine a utilization state of the plurality of memory dies, and calculate an amount of available power allocated to the plurality of memory dies in response to determining that the plurality of memory dies are in a low utilization state. The controller is also configured to determine whether the amount of available power is above a predetermined threshold, and reallocate the available power to one or more components within the data storage device in response to determining that the amount of available power is above the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Sharma, Abhinandan Venugopal, Dinesh Kumar Agarwal, Akhilesh Yadav
  • Patent number: 11373506
    Abstract: An independent security monitoring device (ISMD) that monitors infrastructure systems is disclosed. The ISMD provides alerts when sensors are activated. The ISMD can be configured for use according to specific ISO-compliant policy procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Luis Baradas Buena, II
  • Patent number: 11374734
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that receives, at a host system from a data processing (DP) accelerator, an accelerator identifier (ID) that uniquely identifies the DP accelerator, wherein the host system is coupled to the DP accelerator over a bus. The system transmits the accelerator ID to a predetermined trusted server over a network. The system receives a certificate from the predetermined trusted server over the network, the certificate certifying the DP accelerator. The system extracts a public root key (PK_RK) from the certificate for verification, the PK_RK corresponding to a private root key (SK_RK) associated with the DP accelerator. The system establishes a secure channel with the DP accelerator using the PK_RK based on the verification to exchange data securely between the host system and the DP accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: BAIDU USA LLC, BAIDU.COM TIMES TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD., KUNLUNXIN TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yueqiang Cheng, Yong Liu, Tao Wei, Jian Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11372053
    Abstract: Methods are provided for generating an estimated number of workflow cycles able to be executed with a remaining battery capacity of a battery in a device. A workflow cycle comprising a predefined series of tasks of a work application executed during a defined timeframe is defined. Beginning battery capacity is determined at start of work application execution. End battery capacity at completion of work application execution is determined. Battery usage estimate associated with work application is calculated from difference between beginning battery capacity and end battery capacity. The estimated number of workflow cycles able to be executed is based on the remaining battery capacity and the battery usage estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Arlan Kohtz, Rickey George Austin
  • Patent number: 11349339
    Abstract: A usage-based cost structuring system includes a computer-executable tool for obtaining, using a power monitor coupled to at least one of a plurality of equipment devices configured in a computing rack, ongoing power consumption measurements of the at least one equipment devices at ongoing intervals. Using the measurements, the instructions may estimate an energy consumption of the equipment device by combining the obtained power consumption measurements over a specified period of time, and determine a cost to be assessed to a user of the at least one equipment device according to the estimated energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Streete, Daniel J. Butzer
  • Patent number: 11315656
    Abstract: A detection circuit and a detection method are provided. The detection circuit is suitable for a system-on-chip (SoC). The SoC is coupled to an alarm pin of a DDR4 memory through a connection pad, and the detection circuit includes a control circuit coupled to the connection pad. In response to the DDR4 memory performing a refresh process or a specific event occurring, the control circuit outputs a test signal with a first voltage level to the connection pad, and determines whether a voltage level of the connection pad is tied to a second voltage level. In response to determining that the voltage level of the connection pad is tied to the second voltage level, the control circuit outputs an interrupt signal to a CPU of the SoC, and the interrupt signal indicates that the alarm pin of the DDR4 memory is not controlled normally by the DDR4 memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Han Lin, Chun-Chi Yu, Chih-Wei Chang, Gerchih Chou, Shih-Chang Chen, Kuo-Wei Chi, Fu-Chin Tsai, Min-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 11301012
    Abstract: A user equipment may receive thermal mitigation guidelines. The user equipment may generate one or more temperature thresholds based on the thermal mitigation guidelines. The one or more temperature thresholds may define a first temperature zone and a second temperature zone. The user equipment may detect a temperature of the user equipment. The user equipment may identify whether the temperature occurs in the first temperature zone or the second temperature zone. The user equipment may select an action to perform based on whether the temperature occurs in the first temperature zone or the second temperature zone. The user equipment may perform the action to maintain or reduce the temperature of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Deepa Jagannatha, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 11301015
    Abstract: A power module for a computer system includes an internal source of stored energy and a group of interface ports, including a management port and non-management ports. The management port provides a control interface to control the power module. The non-management ports each lack the control interface of the management port, and each provide a signal indicating that the power module has a sufficient amount of the stored energy to power a defined operation by external devices coupled to and drawing power from said non-management ports. The management port will typically provide a similar signal to the coupled management device. The signal may be implemented as a high or low voltage level on a serial interface cable pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AGIGA TECH INC.
    Inventors: Thomas O Koger, Jeffrey Chang, Torry J Steed, Steven Niu
  • Patent number: 11296547
    Abstract: Disclosed are a distribution transformer terminal and a method for monitoring a state of a distribution transformer court device. The distribution transformer terminal includes an ARM core processor, a carrier communication module connected to a court device, a sub-G wireless communication module connected to the court device and a GPS module connected to the court device. The ARM core processor is connected to the carrier communication module, the sub-G wireless communication module and the GPS module. The ARM core processor is configured to identify a phase of the court device and a court to which the court device belongs, acquire an operating state and fault information of the court device through the sub-G wireless communication module, and acquire geographical location information of the court device through the GPS module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: ELECTRIC POWER SCIENCE & RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF STATE GRID TIANJIN ELECTRIC POWER, STATE GRID TIANJIN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, STATE GRID CORPORATION OF CHINA, SHANGAI WISCOM SUNEST ELECTRIC POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Pan Zhang, Yu Zhang, Ping Tang, Ning Jiang, Yanjun Wen, Haibiao Wang, Xudong Wang, Qinghu Hu, Xianxu Huo, Chao Huang, Yan Qi, Wangxi Xue, Guodong Li, Ke Xu, Qiuliang Jiao
  • Patent number: 11287871
    Abstract: For one disclosed embodiment, a processor comprises a plurality of processor cores to operate at variable performance levels. One of the plurality of processor cores may operate at one time at a performance level different than a performance level at which another one of the plurality of processor cores may operate at the one time. The plurality of processor cores are in a same package. Logic of the processor is to set one or more operating parameters for one or more of the plurality of processor cores. Logic of the processor is to monitor activity of one or more of the plurality of processor cores. Logic of the processor is to constrain power of one or more of the plurality of processor cores based at least in part on the monitored activity. The logic to constrain power is to limit a frequency at which one or more of the plurality of processor cores may be set. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Efraim Rotem, Oren Lamdan, Alon Naveh
  • Patent number: 11290563
    Abstract: Techniques for providing social network maps are described. For example, a social networking system may receive, from a first user account associated with the social networking system, a text input associated with a multi-author story. In some examples, the social networking system then selects a feed post associated with the multi-author story previously shared by a second user account associated with the social networking system. The social networking system then generates an interactive map which comprises a visual representation of the feed post, and provides the interactive map comprising the visual representation to the first user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: William Samuel Bailey, Jessica S Liang
  • Patent number: 11281275
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a power supply and a baseboard management controller (BMC). The power supply includes an input power monitor module and a communication interface. The input power monitor module is configured to detect a total harmonic distortion (THD) on a power input to the power supply, to determine that the THD is greater than a THD threshold, and to provide an indication that the THD is greater than the THD threshold on the communication interface. The BMC is coupled to the communication interface, and is configured to receive the first indication and to enter an item into a log of the information handling system in response to receiving the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark A. Muccini, John Erven Jenne, Wayne Kenneth Cook, Wade Andrew Butcher
  • Patent number: 11252836
    Abstract: A power backup method for use in a communication network monitoring device and a communication network monitoring device are provided. The method includes detecting an external power failure to a communication network monitoring device; switching to a backup power source internal to the communication network monitoring device upon detecting the external power failure: and while powered by the backup power source: generating an issue report recording the detected external power failure; communicating the issue report; shutting down operation of the communication network monitoring device after communicating the issue report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Michael Champanis, Ross Douglas, David Wilson, Fouad Zreik
  • Patent number: 11251714
    Abstract: The application provides a method for controlling a power converter, in which a theoretical output voltage of a first converter is acquired according to a voltage of a source side, a theoretical input voltage of a second converter is acquired according to a voltage of a destination side, and an actual output voltage of the first converter in a first power supply cycle is set according to the theoretical output voltage of the first converter and the theoretical input voltage of the second converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited
    Inventors: Jinfeng Gao, Zhimin Dan, Yizhen Hou
  • Patent number: 11243596
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for architecture-based power management for a memory device are described. Aspects include operating a first memory bank within a memory device in a first mode and a second memory bank within the memory device in a second mode. The memory device may receive a power down command for the first memory bank while operating the first memory bank in the first mode and the second memory bank in the second mode and switch the first memory bank from the first mode to a first low power mode while maintaining the second memory bank in the second mode. The first low power mode corresponds to less power consumption by the first memory bank than the first mode. In some cases, switching the first memory bank from the first mode to the first low power mode includes deactivating circuitry dedicated to the first memory bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Vincent Antoine Laurent, Andrea Martinelli, Graziano Mirichigni
  • Patent number: 11243597
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed performing a power logging in a computer system at a sub-process level. An exemplary method includes an operating system of the computer system determining process information indicative of which sub-portions of one or more processes are running on the computer system at different points in time, as well as may determining power information for the computer system at different points in time. The operating system may the create, from the process information and the power information, a power log indicative of power usage of sub-portions of processes at a plurality of points in time. The power logging may extend to both core and non-core resources of the system. For non-core resources, the power usage may be estimated in some cases based on the type of non-core resource being called as well as parameters passed to the non-core resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Abhinav Pathak, Albert S. Liu, Amit K. Vyas, Soren C. Spies, Matthew C. Widmann, Prajakta S. Karandikar, Anand Subramanian, Anthony J. Chivetta, Brian K. Tearse-Doyle
  • Patent number: 11237610
    Abstract: Described are mechanisms and methods for reducing CPU power upon interruption of a supplied power. In some embodiments, an apparatus may comprise an input to receive an indicator that a supply voltage to a computer system has been interrupted. The apparatus may comprise an output to provide an indicator to reduce a processor power consumption level. The apparatus may also comprise a circuitry to establish the indicator to reduce the processor power level based upon the indicator that the supply voltage to the computer system has been interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Hung S. Kuo, Philip Lehwalder, Arik Gihon
  • Patent number: 11239694
    Abstract: A power provider circuit includes a plurality of power delivery controllers, a single stage power supply, and control circuitry. Each of the plurality of power delivery controllers is configured to provide power to a detachable device. The single stage power supply is configured to generate the power for provision to the detachable devices, and to provide the power at a plurality of selectable voltages. The control circuitry configured to select a given voltage of the plurality of selectable voltages to be made available via all of the power delivery controllers based on power utilization capabilities and other optional status indications reported by the detachable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Deric Wayne Waters, Robert Mason Hanrahan
  • Patent number: 11237583
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a power supply method and a power supply device, and pertains to the field of power supply technologies. The method includes: supplying, by a power supply device, power to a load through a power supply port, where the power supply port is connected to a power receiving port of the load by using a power supply cable; and communicating, by the power supply device, with the load through a communications port, to manage a behavior of obtaining power by the load from the power supply device, where the communications port is connected to a communications port of the load by using a communications cable. In this disclosure, the power supply device is a power supply of the load and a controller of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunxiang Dai, Kairen Wei, Zhengsheng Xie, Shiyong Fu, Hua Chen, Xingbin Yin
  • Patent number: 11222683
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to apparatuses and methods for staggering the timing of targeted refresh operations. Memory dies may need to periodically perform refresh operations, which may be auto-refresh operations or targeted refresh operations. Targeted refresh operations may draw less current than auto-refresh operations. When dies are collected into a group (e.g., a memory stack, a memory module) the timing of targeted refresh operations may be staggered between the different dies to help reduce the peak current drawn. The targeted refresh operations may be staggered such that, when a maximum number of the dies are performing a refresh operation, at least one of the dies performs a targeted refresh operation instead of an auto-refresh operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Rehmeyer
  • Patent number: 11204841
    Abstract: A memory system having a set of non-volatile media, a volatile memory, a buffer memory, and a controller configured to process requests from a host system to store data in the non-volatile media or retrieve data from the non-volatile media. The buffer memory is capable of holding data for at least a predetermined period of time after the volatile memory loses data during an event of power outage in the memory system. A power manager monitors a power supply of the memory system to detect an onset of power outage and, in response to the onset of power outage, causes the controller to copy meta data in the volatile memory to the buffer memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Frolikov
  • Patent number: 11182143
    Abstract: An apparatus for voltage regulation device adjustment includes a rating module that determines an efficiency score for a current firmware of a voltage regulation device (“VRD”). The efficiency score describes a power efficiency for the VRD based on a configuration of an electronic device where the VRD is installed. The apparatus includes a comparison module that compares the determined efficiency score for the current firmware with a predetermined efficiency score for a different firmware for the VRD. The apparatus includes a firmware module that selects the different firmware for the VRD in response to determining that the VRD is less efficient with the current firmware than with the different firmware based on the comparison of the efficiency score for the current firmware with the predetermined efficiency score for the different firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Luke Remis, Brian Totten, Jamaica Barnette
  • Patent number: 11175061
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for predicting inefficient HVAC operation, by obtaining first training data for HVACs in a training set of households during a first period of moderate weather; obtaining second training data for HVACs in the training set of households during a subsequent period of harsher weather; generating classification labels of the household locations of the training set according to the second training data; applying the first training data and the classification labels to train a supervised machine learning algorithm, to generate an HVAC classification model predictive of inefficiency during periods of harsher weather conditions; obtaining operational data pertaining to HVACs in an operational set of households during a second period of moderate weather; and applying the HVAC classification model to predict inefficiency of HVACs at individual households in the operational set during a second subsequent period of harsher weather.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GRID4C
    Inventors: Eran Samuni, Eran Cohen, Alexander Zak, Noa Rimini