Having Power Source Monitoring Patents (Class 713/340)
  • Patent number: 10317570
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring a perpendicular wind speed component with respect to a suspended cable span. The method includes monitoring a motion of at least one point of the suspended cable span over a time interval, and determining whether the motion includes Aeolian vibration. If the motion does not include Aeolian vibration, a transverse swing angle of the suspended cable span is measured and the perpendicular wind speed component is calculated as a function of the transverse swing angle. If the motion includes Aeolian vibration, a frequency of the Aeolian vibration is measured and said perpendicular wind speed component is calculated as a function of the Aeolian vibration frequency. The method may include measuring an effective incident radiation and for determining a maximum allowable current rating, or “ampacity”, for the suspended cable span, as well as for supplying electric power over a power line comprising said power span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ampacimon S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Lilien, Huu-Minh Nguyen, Bertrand Godard
  • Patent number: 10310587
    Abstract: A power-supply control apparatus includes a processor that executes a process. The process includes calculating, for a first time period, a first predictive value of total power consumption by the power-supply control apparatus and one or more other power-supply control apparatuses to which power is supplied from a power supply; and determining whether to allow a storage battery to be charged in the first time period based on the first predictive value for the first time period and previous information that is related to the first predictive value and obtained in a second time period before the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: FUJITSU LIMITED, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Tomotake Sasaki, Hitoshi Yanami, Junji Kaneko, Shinji Hara
  • Patent number: 10303860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for improving security in a meter or an intelligent electronic device (IED) through the use of a security key which is unique to each meter or IED. Such a key may be used to prevent password reuse among multiple meters. Such a key may also be used to encrypt critical components of the software, such that only when running on the correct meter can the components of the software be decrypted. Such a key may also be used to uniquely identify the device in a larger data collection and management system. The security key can also be used to prevent the direct copying of meters. The present disclosure also provides for a meter or IED that stores functional software separately from core software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Rory A. Koval, Hai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10296740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for protecting a computerized device from activities within the device bootstrap, which comprises: (a) a DC supply monitoring unit for monitoring power consumption of the DC supply of the device during bootstrap; and (b) a database for storing one or more valid bootstrap signatures, each of said valid bootstrap signatures describes a valid variation of power consumption pattern, respectively, from the DC supply of the device; wherein, during bootstrapping of the device, said DC supply monitoring unit continuously monitors the power consumption from said DC supply of the device, compares characteristics of the power consumption with said one or more valid bootstrap signatures in said database, and alerts upon detection of a mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: B.G. Negev Technologies and Application Ltd., at Ben-Gurion University
    Inventors: Mordechai Guri, Yuval Elovici
  • Patent number: 10296062
    Abstract: A memory controller includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to communicate with one or more memory devices that require an operation voltage. The memory devices are capable of obtaining the operation voltage either from a power supply external to the memory device or from respective charge pumps internal to the memory devices. The processor is configured to predict storage activity in the memory devices, and to cause the memory devices to select a source for the operation voltage between the power supply and the respective charge pumps in accordance with the predicted storage activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Barak Rotbard, Assaf Shappir
  • Patent number: 10284694
    Abstract: Portable communication devices and related methods for use in supporting voice and/or data communication are provided. One example portable communication device includes a housing, an interface connector disposed at the housing. The interface connector is configured to couple to an accessory module configured to provide at least one accessory function. The example portable communication device also includes a processor disposed at least partially within the housing. The processor is coupled to the interface connector and is configured to determine whether a coupled accessory module is an approved module for use with the portable communication device, based on an identity of the accessory module, and if the accessory module is an approved module, enable power at the interface connector such that communication between the portable communication device and the accessory module is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian Scott Chapman
  • Patent number: 10275353
    Abstract: A data write control method includes detecting a quantity of dirty blocks in a first memory when a write control apparatus is in write-back mode; separately predicting execution progress of a program run by a processor within a danger time period in the two write modes when the quantity of dirty blocks reaches a first preset threshold; when it is predicted that the execution progress of the program run by the processor within the danger time period in write-through mode is faster than the execution progress of the program run by the processor within the danger time period in write-back mode, switching a current data write mode to the write-through mode; and detecting the quantity of dirty blocks when the write control apparatus is in write-through mode and switching the current data write mode to the write-back mode when the quantity of dirty blocks decreases to a second preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hehe Li, Yongpan Liu, Qinghang Zhao, Rong Luo, Huazhong Yang
  • Patent number: 10254779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling power on a communication network bus connecting an auxiliary device and a control device in a pool or spa system. The control device includes a power source for providing voltage to the device and a power detector. The auxiliary device can provide additional voltage to the control device via the communication network bus. The power detector may be capable of detecting voltage received by the control device via the communication network bus. The power detector may also be capable of detecting traffic (e.g., communication) by the control device or the auxiliary device via the bus and/or data collision on the bus. The power detector is configured to enable or disable the power source of the control device based on voltage detected on the communication network bus, traffic detected on the communication network bus, and/or data collision detected on the communication network bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
    Inventor: Eusebio Domingo Bareng
  • Patent number: 10241554
    Abstract: A system may implement a method for analyzing group level power supply unit efficiency based on information about power supply units (PSUs) that supply power to servers in a server group, and loads in the system. A group level PSU efficiency analyzer may collect PSU related information from respective management controllers on the servers, including PSU capacity, type, or vendor, efficiency tables, load information, or the current efficiency of each PSU (compared to the peak efficiency for the PSU). The analyzer may calculate the group level PSU efficiency by averaging the PSU efficiencies of the member PSUs or by calculating an average of the PSU efficiencies that is weighted based on load. The analyzer may identify changes to the system configuration (e.g., swapping the PSUs that power some servers) that would increase or maximize the group level PSU efficiency using, for example, a graph search or tree search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi, Arun Muthaiyan, Venkatesh Ramamoorthy, Yogesh Prabhakar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10198058
    Abstract: An arithmetic operation device configuring a control apparatus includes: a communication circuit that is used for exchanging data with functional units through a communication line; a processor that is used for executing a user program executing at least one of an arithmetic operation process using data acquired from the functional units and a generating process of data to be transmitted to the functional units; and a monitoring circuit that is connected to the communication circuit and the processor. The monitoring circuit gives a notification from the communication circuit to the functional units on the basis of at least one of detection of shutoff of power supplied to the arithmetic operation device and reception of a preliminary notification before the shutoff of the power supplied to the arithmetic operation device, and the notification is used for executing a process according to shutoff of power supply to the arithmetic operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunori Fukuda, Masaichi Takai, Shigeyuki Eguchi, Yasuhiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10193286
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a first connector is provided. The first connector is connected to an external device. The first connector includes a first pin and a second pin. The electronic device determines whether the electronic device is electrically connected to the external device according to a voltage level of the first pin. When the electronic device is connected to the external device, the electronic device determines whether to supply power to the external device according to a voltage level of the second pin. A control method thereof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Heng Chang Chien
  • Patent number: 10187313
    Abstract: The present application is directed to managing values of operating parameters used to communicate via the peripheral communication interface so as to adjust any impact on the wireless communication interface. A corresponding method includes monitoring a performance of a wireless communication via the wireless communication interface, while the wireless communication device is communicating with a coupled peripheral via the peripheral communication interface. A reference power associated with the wireless communication via the wireless communication interface falling below a first predefined threshold is detected. When the reference power which has been detected is below the first predefined threshold, a relative signal quality measurement for the wireless communication via the wireless communication interface is determined for each of a plurality of different sets of values of operating parameters associated with the peripheral communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vimal Natarajan, Mohammed Abdul-Gaffoor, Minh H. Duong, Jarrett Simerson, Nathan Connell
  • Patent number: 10178810
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclose self-contained data center facility operations, management and build comprising, in the data center facility, installing a plurality of computer servers contained in a corresponding plurality of configurable rack mounted containers, a single or plurality of heat exchangers operatively coupled to the configurable rack mounted containers, and comprised in a thermal heat exchange system which further comprises a closed loop cooling unit. The closed loop cooling unit is caused to absorb heat from the single or plurality of heat exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nautilus Data Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnold Magcale, Daniel Kekai
  • Patent number: 10168756
    Abstract: Various techniques for managing power backup for computing devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data representing a backup capacity of one or more backup power units and data representing a backup power profile of one or more processing units sharing the one or more backup power units. A portion of the backup capacity may then be assigned to each of the one or more processing units based at least in part on both the received data representing the backup capacity of the one or more backup power units and the received data representing the profile of the one or more processing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Badriddine Khessib, Bryan Kelly, Mark Santaniello, Chris Ong, John Siegler, Sriram Govindan, Shaun Harris
  • Patent number: 10168757
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an adaptive power management method and apparatus. The electronic device includes: a first interface for communicating with a first external electronic device functionally connected to the electronic device; a second interface for receiving power supplied by a second external electronic device; and a processor, wherein the processor determines whether the electronic device is electrically connected to the second external electronic device through the second interface, generates state information corresponding to a result of the determination, and transmits the state information to the first external electronic device through the first interface. Furthermore, various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongrak Shin, Kyounghoon Kim, Wootaek Song
  • Patent number: 10170047
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display includes a plurality of pixels coupled to scan and data lines; a scan driver configured to supply a scan signal to the pixels through the scan lines; a data driver configured to supply a data signal to the pixels through the data lines; and a power supplier configured to supply first and second voltages to the pixels and a third voltage to at least one of the scan and the data driver, wherein the power supplier includes a first converter configured to convert an input voltage into the first voltage, a second converter configured to convert the input voltage into the second voltage, a third converter configured to receive the first voltage and convert the received first voltage into the third voltage, and a shutdown switch configured to control whether or not the first voltage generated by the first converter is supplied to the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Cheon Park
  • Patent number: 10162512
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable terminal, and more particularly, to a portable terminal and a method of detecting a gesture and controlling a function. A method of controlling a function of a portable terminal includes: detecting a gesture; activating a voice recognition module in response to the detected gesture; and analyzing a voice input into the activated voice recognition module, and executing a function corresponding to the input voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ho-Seong Seo, Shi-Yun Cho
  • Patent number: 10146658
    Abstract: The power consumption of a user device may be monitored as an application on the user device performs one or more actions. Device commands for the user device and monitoring commands for a power monitor may be generated based on a script. The script is created to trigger an application on a user device to perform one or more actions while power consumption of the user device is monitored. The device commands are sent to the application on the user device to trigger the application to perform the one or more actions. The monitoring commands are sent to the power monitor to command the power monitor to track the power consumption of the use device as the application performs one or more actions. Subsequently, power consumption data for the user device are received from the power monitor, and device event data are received from the user device for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary McPherson, Kranthi Sontineni, Jie Hui, Samson Kwong
  • Patent number: 10146296
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is provided with an independent power framework for a first subsystem and another independent power framework for a processor subsystem that receives messages from the first subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Gainey, Eunjoo Hwang, Karthik Reddy Neravetla, Jen-Jung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10145894
    Abstract: A method involving the non-destructive testing of a sample electrical or electronic device is provided. The method includes measuring a power spectrum of the device and performing a Principal Component Analysis on the power spectrum, thereby to obtain a set of principal components of the power spectrum. The method further includes selecting a subset consisting of some of the principal components, and comparing the subset to stored reference data that include representations in terms of principal components of one or more reference populations of devices. Based at least partly on the comparison, the sample device is classified relative to the reference populations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Paiboon Tangyunyong, Joshua Beutler, Edward I. Cole, Jr., Guillermo M. Loubriel
  • Patent number: 10148125
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus described enable automatic configuration, or commissioning, of controller devices and load control devices through a low voltage communication network controlled by one or more controller devices. These methods and apparatus further enable expansion of the load control system by connection of additional loads and or load control devices and or controller devices which will reinitialize the low voltage communication network and automatically reconfigure the controller devices and load control devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Louia Weidman, Peter John Horton, Jason H. Joyce, Eric J. Fournier
  • Patent number: 10120828
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for power management in a peripheral device. A bridge is coupled to a communication link that provides power. The bridge determines an available power from the communication link. The bridge informs a peripheral device coupled to the bridge of the available power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: BongKyom Kim, DongWook Lee, ByungWook Kim, NamGeun Kim
  • Patent number: 10117196
    Abstract: Aspects of an apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus is configured to receive power from any number of power sources. The apparatus includes a load and a power management. The power management circuit is configured to manage power supplied by the power source to the load. The load is dynamically configurable to operate within the current capability of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suresh Sugumar, Trang Kim Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10114435
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a first core that includes an execution unit, counter logic, and control logic. The counter logic is to determine a first sum of power weights of a first plurality of instructions to be executed by the execution unit in a first time period, where each power weight is assigned to a corresponding instruction and each power weight is determined independent of an instruction width of the corresponding instruction. The control logic is to request a first current protection license based on the first sum of power weights. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Alexander Gendler
  • Patent number: 10114725
    Abstract: An acquire an integrated value of count values and first information at every specific timing, the integrated value of count values being acquired by counting a number of events generated when a program is executed, and the first information being operation information that includes identification information of the program or information of hardware that is used to execute the program, temporarily store the integrated value and the first information in a first area of a memory, select, when a newly acquired integrated value exceeds a threshold, one of the first information stored in the first area and second information which is operation information corresponding to the newly acquired integrated value, based on the newly acquired integrated value, the integrated value which is stored in the first area, and the threshold, and store the selected information in a second area of the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10095305
    Abstract: Embodiments include computing devices, apparatus, and methods implemented by the apparatus for implementing wake lock aware scheduling. The apparatus may receive a wake lock request by a wake lock profiler and acquire wake lock information of a wake lock event associated with the wake lock request. The wake lock information may include a wake lock time parameter. The apparatus may send a hint having the wake lock time parameter. The apparatus may receive the hint, determine whether ready jobs can execute during the wake lock event, and send a request for permission to schedule the ready jobs for execution during the wake lock event in response to determining that the ready jobs can execute during the wake lock event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sriram Nandha Premnath, Sudha Anil Kumar Gathala, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Patent number: 10090677
    Abstract: A controlled device that is capable of executing a predetermined operation set in advance and is also capable of executing an instructed operation in accordance with a control instruction transmitted from a control device that performs power control for the consumer's facility. The controlled device includes a communicator configured to acquire a control instruction from the control device; and a controller configured to execute, when the control instruction has been acquired, the instructed operation in accordance with the control instruction, and to measure, each time the control instruction has been acquired, an elapsed time period that has passed since acquisition of the control instruction, wherein the controller executes the predetermined operation once the elapsed time period since the previous acquisition of the control instruction has reached a predetermined time period without additional acquisition of the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Okino
  • Patent number: 10075135
    Abstract: In an embodiment an envelope modulator comprises a gain compensated lag-lead network or a gain compensated lead-lag network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Gavin Watkins
  • Patent number: 10048997
    Abstract: A system for mitigating a solid state power controller (SSPC) open fault caused by single event latchup (SEL) on a power module includes a microprocessor in a control communication and power supply module (CCP) configured to determine whether communication with a microcontroller in at least one of a solid state power controller (SSPC) and a second SSPC in the power module is lost. The microprocessor in the CCP is operatively connected to the power module and configured to notify, via a backplane communication bus, the microcontroller on the power module that the communication with the SSPC in the power module is lost. The microcontroller in the SSPC is configured to set a low power operation of a second SSPC in the power module not affected by SEL in response to loss of reception of command messages from the microprocessor in the CCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milorad Manojlovic, Christian Miller
  • Patent number: 10031568
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a tablet computer. The tablet computer includes a battery and a voltage regulator circuit, wherein the voltage regulator circuit includes a step-up circuit for raising a voltage supplied by the battery in order to utilizing the raised voltage to charge an external device connected with the tablet computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao Zeng
  • Patent number: 10013511
    Abstract: A method for generating an energy usage profile for a software program executed in a computing device includes generating a call trace of an executed system call, identifying a first power consumption and duration of a first power state due to the first system call using a model, identifying a second power consumption and duration of a second power state based on the model, and generating an energy usage profile for the software program. The energy usage profile includes energy consumption of the computing device for the system call based on the first power consumption level multiplied by the first duration and the second power consumption level multiplied by the second duration associated an identifier for the call trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Yu Charlie Hu, Abhinav Pathak
  • Patent number: 10001804
    Abstract: A force-feedback device comprising a first member; a first kinematics bond being coupled with said first member; said first kinematics bond being constructed to provide at least one degree of freedom for movements of said first member; said first kinematics bond comprising a braking device being constructed to constrain movements of the said first member in at least one of said at least one degree of freedom; and a energy storing/release device being constructed to store energy in response to a movement of said first member in at least one of said at least one degree of freedom constrained by said braking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORCE DIMENSION S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Francois Conti, Sebastien Grange, Patrick Helmer, Patrice Rouiller
  • Patent number: 10003508
    Abstract: An event-based system, method, and computer program product are provided for intervening in connection with a network service. A plurality of measurements are identified that correspond to at least one aspect of a network service. Such measurements are processed and it is determined whether a criterion has been met, based on the processing. One or more events are identified based on the determination whether the criterion has been met. Further, the one or more events are aggregated, and at least one record is produced, based on the aggregation. To this end, an intervention is carried out in connection with the network service, based on the at least one record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Peter John Cogan, Roman Ferrando Llopis, Paul Andrew Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9996135
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes a core domain with a plurality of cores and a power controller having a first logic to receive a first request to increase an operating voltage of a first core of the core domain to a second voltage, to instruct a voltage regulator to increase the operating voltage to an interim voltage, and to thereafter instruct the voltage regulator to increase the operating voltage to the second voltage. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan D. Wells, Itai Feit, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Zeev Offen, Inder M. Sodhi
  • Patent number: 9990086
    Abstract: A computing device includes a housing that includes a front side and a back side. The computing device also includes a first presence-sensitive input component at the front side of the housing, a second presence-sensitive input component at the back side of the housing. The computing device includes at least one object detection sensor configured to generate sensor data. The computing device includes at least one processor, and a memory that includes instructions that cause the at least one processor to: determine whether an object is in the proximity of the computing device, responsive to determining that the object is in the proximity of the computing device, determine whether to disable a particular presence-sensitive input component located at a side of the housing opposite the at least one object detection sensor, and disable the particular presence-sensitive input component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vijay L. Asrani
  • Patent number: 9983654
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device may include a data provider that stores at least one piece of data for calculating a current consumption value according to each application type; and a processor that changes a data collection period according to a power state of the electronic device, collect data from the data provider, calculates the current consumption value according to each application type based on the power state of the electronic device based on the collected data, and displays the calculated current consumption value according to each application type on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Su Kim, Chi-Hyun Cho, Seung-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 9933804
    Abstract: This document relates to analyzing electrical grid conditions using server installations. One example obtains first grid condition signals describing first grid conditions detected by a first server installation during a first time period. The first server installation is connected to a first electrical grid and first previous grid failure events have occurred on the first electrical grid during the first time period. The example also obtains second grid condition signals describing second grid conditions detected by a second server installation during a second time period. The second server installation is connected to a second electrical grid that is geographically remote from the first electrical grid and second previous grid failure events have occurred on the second electrical grid during the second time period. The example also includes using the first grid condition signals and the second grid condition signals to predict a future grid failure event on the second electrical grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Janous, Gregory Joseph McKnight, Sean James, Ricardo Bianchini, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 9898059
    Abstract: A memory controller includes an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to communicate with one or more memory devices that require an operation voltage. The memory devices are capable of obtaining the operation voltage either from a power supply external to the memory device or from respective charge pumps internal to the memory devices. The processor is configured to predict storage activity in the memory devices, and to cause the memory devices to select a source for the operation voltage between the power supply and the respective charge pumps in accordance with the predicted storage activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Barak Rotbard, Assaf Shappir
  • Patent number: 9876602
    Abstract: Power can be conserved by managing the frequencies at which a processor operates to process data packets. For example, a pair of frequencies can be selected from among at least three candidate frequencies based on a power consumption associated with the pair of frequencies being less than another power consumption associated with another pair of frequencies selected from the at least three candidate frequencies. A clock rate of the processor can be set to a lower frequency in the selected pair of frequencies based on a number of data packets in a data buffer being below a threshold number of data packets. The clock rate of the processor can be set to a higher frequency in the selected pair of frequencies based on the number of data packets in the data buffer meeting or exceeding the threshold number of data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcelo Wormsbecker Tosatti
  • Patent number: 9864424
    Abstract: Techniques for generating schedule(s) specific to a merchant for managing power states of component(s) of a point-of-sale (POS) system of the merchant are described. Transaction data associated with transactions involving the merchant may be received from a POS application of the POS system. Based at least partly on the transaction data, a schedule for managing the power states of a component, such as a battery-operated payment reader device, may be determined. The schedule may indicate when to change a first power state of the component to a second power state. The schedule may be sent to a POS system. The POS system may use the schedule to manage the power states of a component of the POS system, such as a battery-operated reader device. Additionally, or alternatively, the POS system may determine triggering events and may manage the power states of the component based on the triggering events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Templeton, David Terra, Michael White
  • Patent number: 9846463
    Abstract: A processor is described that includes a quick signal path from an input of the processor to logic circuitry within the processor. The input is to receive a fast throttle down signal. The logic circuitry is to throttle down a rate at which the processor issues instructions for execution in response to the fast throttle down signal. The quick signal path is to impose practicably minimal propagation delay of the fast throttle down signal within the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Krishnakanth Sistla, Martin Mark Rowland, Efraim Rotem, Brian J. Griffith, Ankush Varma, Anupama Suryanarayanan
  • Patent number: 9844085
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a method for transmitting/receiving a signal using device-to-device communication by a user equipment in a wireless communication system. More specifically, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting a first signal in contention slot included in one of a plurality of contention intervals; receiving, in response to the first signal, a second signal in the contention slot in which the first signal is transmitted; and transmitting/receiving a data signal or a response signal to the data signal in at least one time resource corresponding to the one of the plurality of contention intervals by using device-to-device communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Suckchel Yang, Myoungseob Kim
  • Patent number: 9817455
    Abstract: The present invention provides a processor and a circuit board including the processor. The processor includes a data processing unit, and an external power supply component that is coupled to the data processing unit; wherein the data processing unit includes a power management unit that is integrated into the data processing unit, and the power management unit is used for performing power management for the data processing unit; and the power management unit further includes a pulse signal output terminal which is used for outputting a pulse-width modulation signal, and the pulse-width modulation signal controls the external power supply component to supply a stable operating voltage to the data processing unit. The present invention provides a processor with the improved performance, the improved stability and the simplified structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Yu Zhao
  • Patent number: 9753523
    Abstract: A power supply system includes a power supply unit, a voltage converting unit, a comparison unit, and a switching unit. The power supply unit is configured to provide working voltage for a motherboard via a first resistor. The voltage converting unit includes a voltage converting chip. The voltage converting chip is configured to detect a first direct current (DC) voltage on the first resistor, and convert the first DC voltage to a second DC voltage. The comparison unit is configured to receive the second DC voltage, compare the second DC voltage with the working voltage, and output a switch signal. The switching unit is configured to receive the switch signal, and output a control signal to a central processing unit (CPU) on the motherboard according to the switch signal. The CPU is configured to adjust its frequency according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xun-Yu Xiao, Fang-Ta Tai, Chun-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9727112
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a memory apparatus for improved write performance is disclosed. The memory apparatus includes a base printed circuit board (PCB) having an edge connector for plugging into a host server system; a card level power source to provide card level power during a power failure; a memory controller coupled to the card level power source and having one or more memory channels; and one or more non-volatile memory devices (NVMDs) coupled to the card level power source and organized to respectively couple to the memory channels controlled by the memory controller. Each memory controller provides queuing and scheduling of memory operations on a channel for each NVMD in the memory channels. Responsive to power failure, the memory controller receives card level power and changes the scheduling of memory operations to the NVMDs in each memory channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Virident Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Karamcheti, Ashwin Narasimha
  • Patent number: 9710047
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected to another information processing apparatus includes an arithmetic processing device, and one or more processors configured to detect an exception event of a self main memory when the arithmetic processing device requests an access to data on a main memory possessed by the another information processing apparatus and vary a clock frequency or a voltage of the arithmetic processing device on the basis of the detection of the exception event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masahiro Miwa
  • Patent number: 9710042
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide adaptive power ramp control (APRC) in microprocessors. One implementation of the APRC can compute a present core power and a present power ramp condition in the microprocessor, for example, to determine whether the present power is in a particular predefined control zone and whether the present power ramp is greater than a predefined threshold for that control zone. Those determinations can indicate a likelihood of an imminent, undesirable power ramp condition and can inform entry into a control mode. The APRC can generate an appropriate stall control signal in response to its present control mode, and the stall control signal can stall operation of at least one functional unit of the microprocessor according to a predefined stall pattern. This can effectively combat the imminent power ramp condition by reducing the power usage of the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Haowei Zhang, Xiaoying Shen, Sebastian Turullols, Robert T. Golla
  • Patent number: 9697088
    Abstract: A system for incremental backup comprises a storage device and a processor. The processor is configured to: 1) start Event Tracing for Windows tracking, to track changed block information in one or more maps, where each of the one or more maps tracks writes indicated via a node; 2) receive request for an incremental backup of a volume of one or more volumes, wherein the one or more maps track changed blocks from writes to the volume; 3) halt writes to the volume and queue writes to the volume after halting; 4) freeze the one or more maps of changed blocks; change Event Tracing for Windows tracking, wherein the change block info is tracked to a new set of maps; 5) determine changed blocks using the one or more maps; 6) write changed blocks to a backup volume; and 7) release writes to the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Neelabh Mam, Kiran Kumar Madiraju Varadaraju
  • Patent number: 9689710
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and targeting power outages are provided. Electric meters of a system receive electric power from power distribution equipment in a power distribution network and information that identifies the respective power distribution equipment from which the meters receive electric power. Communication nodes are associated with electric meters and receive, from neighboring communication nodes, information identifying each respective neighboring communication node and the information identifying the power distribution equipment from which respective electric meters, associated with neighboring communication nodes, receive electric power. A communication node of a particular electric meter can select a suitable communication node of a neighboring electric meter with which it can communicate. When the particular electric meter experiences a loss in power, it can then transmit an immediate regarding the loss in power to the selected communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Raj Vaswani, Jana van Greunen, William San Filippo, III, Sterling Hughes, George Flammer, III
  • Patent number: 9693311
    Abstract: A method of providing a user with a battery power notification in a mobile device and the mobile device therefor are provided. The method includes determining a future application to be run on the mobile device, determining whether a remaining battery life of the mobile device is enough to run the future application, based on a power consumption of a preceding application running before the future application, and outputting a notification indicating a battery insufficiency of the mobile device in response to the determining that the remaining battery life is not enough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nigel Cardozo, Kupesan Kulendiran, Rohit Ail, Sunil Sudhakaran