Having Power Source Monitoring Patents (Class 713/340)
  • Patent number: 10782766
    Abstract: There is expected a technique capable of, in the case where supply of power to a control apparatus is cut off, performing appropriate processing on other units. The control apparatus receives supply of power from an external power supply to a power supply unit and supplies power to a main arithmetic unit and a secondary arithmetic unit. The power supply unit is configured to, when receiving a detection signal indicating that a voltage of power supplied to a plurality of arithmetic units falls below a predetermined threshold value, send a shutdown command onto a local bus via a bus master part, and also send the shutdown command to the secondary arithmetic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ueda
  • Patent number: 10775825
    Abstract: An adapter module includes an adapter unit and an adapter cable. The adapter unit includes a control unit, and the adapter cable includes a data transmission line and a voltage control unit. The control unit is a power delivery controller. The control unit receives a reference voltage provided from the voltage control unit through a data transmission terminal, and the control unit controls the adapter unit to provide a fixed voltage to a load according to the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Sheng Hsieh, Yueh-Feng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10768683
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method and system which utilizes individual lighting fixtures and electrical plug controls to provide a rigorous and ubiquitous grid of sensors within or around a facility or facilities. The system utilizes a variety of parameters at the tag, lighting and plug controllers and central processor level to provide unique location and tracking information on objects, equipment, and personnel in the facility. The unique aspects of the system provide higher spatial and temporal accuracy and the ability to track high spatial densities of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BCP CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventors: John Edward Fitch, James M. Steward, John D. Holland, II
  • Patent number: 10754561
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a connector to which a storage device is connectable. The apparatus includes a power supply circuit which supplies power to the storage device via one or more power pins of the connector. The first pin of the connector is set to a first electric potential or an open state based on a power supply capability of the power supply circuit. A state of the first pin which is set to the first electric potential indicates that a maximum power supplied from the power supply circuit to the storage device via the one or more power pins of the connector is a first power. A state of the first pin which is set to the open state indicates that the maximum power is a second power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Nagai
  • Patent number: 10732864
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a power input port, a nonvolatile memory module, a controller for the nonvolatile memory module, and a power analyzer electrically coupled to the power input port. The power analyzer is configured to receive input power from the power input port, determine power data associated with the data storage device based on the input power, and store the power data in a memory of the power analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Sahil Sharma
  • Patent number: 10714022
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided that detects brightness and outputs an illuminance value corresponding to the detected brightness, derives a luminance set value for controlling a light emission signal regulating luminance of a light source based on the illuminance value, and displays derived power consumption information related to power consumption of the light source based on the luminance set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Fujii, Kiyohito Fujita
  • Patent number: 10712800
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for aligning active and idle phases of components in a computing system are disclosed. A computing system includes components that can be forced into an active or idle phase and components that cannot be forced into an active or idle phase. The system implements schemes for aligning the active and idle phases of the components within the system. For example, a timer starts counting when a processor and memory subsystem go from a low power state to an operational state. If the amount of time spent by the processor and memory subsystems in the operational state without transitioning to the low power state exceeds a threshold, the system forces active-to-idle and idle-to-active phase transitions of components in the system in order to cause a realignment of active and idle phases of the various components within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Benjamin Tsien, Alexander J. Branover, Ming L. So, Philip Ng, Xiao Gang Zheng, Felix Ho, Joseph Scanlon, Christopher T. Weaver, Xiaojie He, Carl Kittredge Wakeland
  • Patent number: 10686312
    Abstract: A monitoring unit for monitoring a circuit breaker includes a safety module; programmable computation modules; an electrical power supply management system to switch, according to the level of electrical power received from electrical power supply sources and according to a predefined power supply program, between an active power supply mode in which the safety module and at least a portion of the computation modules are supplied with power, and a safety power supply mode in which the safety module is supplied with power and the computation modules are not supplied with power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Joel Sorin, Bertrand Masseboeuf, Yves Geay
  • Patent number: 10656699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method enables rack-level predictive power capping and power budget allocation to processing nodes in a rack-based IHS. A rack-level management controller receives node-level power-usage data and settings from several block controllers, including current power consumption and an initial power budget for each node. A power consumption profile is generated based on the power-usage data for each node. A total available system power of the IHS is identified. A system power cap is determined based on the power consumption profiles and the total available system power. A current power budget is determined for each node based on an analysis of at least one of the power consumption profile, the initial power budget, the current power consumption, the system power cap, and the total available system power. A power subsystem regulates power budgeted and supplied to each node based on the power consumption profiles and the system power cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Edmond Bailey, John Stuewe, Paul Vancil, Kunrong Wang, German Florez-Larrahondo
  • Patent number: 10656692
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a volatile memory, a power supply circuit, and a controller. The power supply circuit includes a first power supply path in which power supplied from a host device is supplied to the volatile memory, a second power supply path in which the power is supplied from the internal power supply to the volatile memory, and a switching device that switches between the first power supply path and the second power supply path. In response to an instruction for a transition to a low power consumption mode received from the host device, the controller outputs, to the switching device, an instruction to switch the power supply circuit from the first power supply path to the second power supply path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10649880
    Abstract: The one or more processors of an electronic device execute program code. While executing the program code, measurements are performed on the electronic device to obtain first data. Further, execution of the program code is monitored to obtain second data, e.g., debug information. The measurements are coordinated with the monitoring of the execution of the program code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Qoitech AB
    Inventors: Vanja Plicanic Samuelsson, Kåre Agardh, Gunnar Klinghult
  • Patent number: 10642662
    Abstract: A method for application synchronization, a terminal device, and a storage medium includes: a request for synchronizing actions of applications to the kernel space of the operating system is received, action categories of the applications are obtained and an action determination is carried out, according to action parameters of the applications, and results of the action categories and the action determination of the applications are sent to the kernel space, the actions of the applications to be synchronized to the kernel space are achieved, in which a basis for processing the task scheduling and system running core number/frequency is provided to the kernel space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10630290
    Abstract: Computer systems may include multiple power switch circuits for coupling circuit blocks to power supply signals. Different power supply signals may be selected for use in the generation a control signal for a power switch device in the power switch circuit. For example, during a particular operating mode of a power switch circuit coupled to a circuit block, a power supply signal with a voltage level greater than an power supply signal for the circuit block may be used to generate the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jaemyung Lim, Jaroslav Raszka, Mohamed H. Abu-Rahma
  • Patent number: 10631365
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection is provided. The apparatus includes a housing arranged to hold a personal communication device, a first subscriber identity module (SIM) interface, a second SIM interface, a personal communication device interface, and a controller. A portion of the personal communication device interface is shaped to mate with a SIM slot of the personal communication device, and the personal communication device interface includes a SIM emulator operable to couple the second SIM interface to the SIM slot of the personal communication device. Through operation of the personal communication device interface, the controller is operable to selectively couple one of the first SIM interface and the second SIM interface to the SIM slot of the personal communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas, Vishal Vaidhyanathan
  • Patent number: 10623294
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved local analytics device that includes a single-board computer with a high-capacity processing unit, a remote network interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a remote computing system, a local network interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a remote computing system, a secondary power source, and an asset interface that may include (i) a communication connector that enables the local analytics device to be coupled to the asset's on-board systems via a single cable that carries both data and power, (ii) an asset communication subsystem configured to manage data communication with an asset's on-board systems, and (iii) a power management subsystem configured to receive and manage power from the asset's on-board systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Uptake Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Heliker, Brad Nicholas
  • Patent number: 10623432
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for mitigating security risks utilizing continuous device image reload with data integrity. Continuous reload of a first image on a device in an Internet of Things (IoT) group of devices coupled to an IoT service is performed based on triggers. A trigger from the triggers is received that indicates one of that a period of time has expired, that notification of a known infection has been received, and that there has been failure of an internal onboard security check. A second image is obtained that is not infected from the IoT service. The device is reloaded with the second image to replace the first image with the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marc A. Dickenson, Timothy J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 10614017
    Abstract: A USB extension device with dual power supply includes: a first power connection interface of USB Type-C and power transmission specification connected to a first power supply; a second power connection interface connected to a second power supply; a host connection interface of USB Type-C and power transmission specification connected to a host; an external interface connected to an external device; and a power supply management module connected to the first power connection interface, second power connection interface, host connection interface and external interface. When the first and second power connection interfaces are connected to the first and second power supplies respectively, the host supplies power through the host connection interface, and the power supply management module drives the first power supply to supply power to the host, while driving the second power supply to supply power to the power supply management module and to at least one external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ACTION STAR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10606662
    Abstract: A device and method for automatically allocating computing resources is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Lanlan Cong, Heshan Lin, Yehui Yang
  • Patent number: 10602451
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor, a power level of an information handling device; determining, using a processor, that the power level is below a predetermined threshold; and disabling, based upon the power level being below the predetermined threshold, access to at least one application of the information handling device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10602001
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is disclosed, including a touch screen display; a communication unit configured to transceive data via a network; a processor; and a memory configured to store instructions to, which when executed, instruct the processor to identify a total data usage transceived through the communication unit if the data usage transceived through the communication unit reaches a predetermined reference value, determine whether a difference value between the total data usage and a predetermined warning value satisfies a condition to change the reference value, and change the reference value based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soohyun Moon, Jinho Kim, Hongshik Kim, Seunghoon Nam, Kyuha Choi
  • Patent number: 10592341
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that enable a computer system comprising networked computers to self-heal from a boot failure of one of the computers. In some embodiments, upon detecting a first computer having a memory and a physical boot device failing to successfully load a boot image, a second computer defines a virtual boot device in communication with the first computer and the second computer and having a boot image for the first computer. Subsequent to defining the virtual boot device, the second computer can configure the first computer to boot from the virtual boot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alex Friedman, Constantine Gavrilov
  • Patent number: 10579236
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for responding to user input by way of a user interface for an apparatus that employs a display detect user input associated with the display during a static screen condition on the display wherein a static image provided by a source image provider is displayed on the display. In response to detecting the user input, the method and apparatus provide user feedback by incorporating a first type of change to the static image displayed on the display while the source image provider is in a reduced power mode wherein a standby power is available to the source image provider and communicate control information to the source image provider. The method and apparatus receive from the source image provider updated image content based on the communicated control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: I-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10560940
    Abstract: One or more processors in a communication system allocate a selected connectivity path from a plurality of connectivity paths supported by a plurality of access technologies. The selected connectivity path is allocated to a service flow between a communication device and a core network. One or more available access channels are assigned to the service flow for the selected connectivity path. Network conditions and performance of the service flow are monitored on the one or more available access channels. The selected connectivity path is modified based on the network conditions and the performance of the service flow seamlessly to the existing applications or service flows. In some cases, criteria for modifying the selected connectivity path are modified for a predetermined time interval in response to modifying the selected connectivity path, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Doru Calin, Bongho Kim
  • Patent number: 10552323
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for flushing a cache are disclosed. In a system, a cache memory is accessible by an execution circuit. The execution circuit executes instructions and may utilize data and/or instructions stored in the cache. A flush circuit is also coupled to the cache. Responsive to execution of a power down instruction by the execution circuit, the flush circuit performs a cache flush. If a control state is asserted in a control register, the flush circuit generates a dummy event upon completing the cache flush. Responsive to generating the dummy event, a processor core that includes the execution circuit is inhibited from being powered down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald P. Hall, Todd A. Venton, Jonathan Y. Tong, David E. Kroesche
  • Patent number: 10552250
    Abstract: Techniques facilitating voltage droop reduction and/or mitigation in a processor core are provided. In one example, a system can comprise a memory that stores, and a processor that executes, computer executable components. The computer executable components can comprise an observation component that detects one or more events at a first stage of a processor pipeline. An event of the one or more events can be a defined event determined to increase a level of power consumed during a second stage of the processor pipeline. The computer executable components can also comprise an instruction component that applies a voltage droop mitigation countermeasure prior to the increase of the level of power consumed during the second stage of the processor pipeline and a feedback component that provides a notification to the instruction component that indicates a success or a failure of a result of the voltage droop mitigation countermeasure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giora Biran, Pradip Bose, Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Pierce I-Jen Chuang, Preetham M. Lobo, Ramon Bertran Monfort, Phillip John Restle, Christos Vezyrtzis, Tobias Webel
  • Patent number: 10551901
    Abstract: A frequency governing method for a processor includes reading power management information from the processor. The processor operates in an active state or one of multiple power saving states. The power management information includes first information indicating occupancy of a first core of the processor in the active state and second information indicating occupancy of the first core in a first power saving state. The method includes generating an effective utilization based on the first information and the second information. The method includes setting a target frequency by performing a selected action of a first action including increasing the target frequency and a second action including decreasing the target frequency with respect to a current frequency of the processor based on the effective utilization. The selected action is selected according to the effective utilization. The method includes instructing the processor to operate the first core at the target frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Rathijit Sen, Alan Dale Halverson
  • Patent number: 10545550
    Abstract: A power-up control circuit is provided and includes a pull-down resistor, a pull-down switch, and an enable device. A first terminal of the pull-down resistor is electrically connected to a configuration channel pin of a USB Type-C connection port. The pull-down switch is electrically connected to a second terminal of the pull-down resistor and a ground node. The enable device is electrically connected to the pull-down switch and the configuration channel pin. When receiving a voltage detection signal which is transmitted by a dual-role port device through the configuration channel pin, the enable device turns on the pull-down switch to electrically connect the pull-down resistor to the ground node, so that the dual-role port device detects the pull-down resistor through the configuration channel pin and supplies power to the microcontroller through a power supply pin to keep the microcontroller in the power-up status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Tien-He Chen, Che-Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10541887
    Abstract: As disclosed herein an information technology service ticket characterization method includes receiving tickets from one or more client devices during a time period, determining focus windows within the time period where each focus window includes an event window, identifying tickets received within the focus windows, determining a proportion of identified tickets that are related to a service event, and based on the proportion of identified tickets that are related to the service event, assessing the quality of the service event. A corresponding system and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ea-Ee Jan, Amitkumar M. Paradkar
  • Patent number: 10540111
    Abstract: A method for execution by a container instance manager (CIM) includes determining to create a new instance of a first data container, where the first data container is stored in a first memory location. Creation of the new instance of the first data container for storage in a second memory location is facilitated in response to the determining to create the new instance. The method further includes determining to remove a duplicate instance of a second data container. Deletion of the duplicate instance of the second data container from memory is facilitated in response to the determining to remove the duplicate instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rohan P. Shah, Harsha Hegde, Wesley B. Leggette, Daniel J. Scholl, Jason K. Resch, Yogesh R. Vedpathak, Manish Motwani
  • Patent number: 10528111
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes apparatuses and methods for providing indications associated with power management events. An example apparatus may include a plurality of memory units coupled to a shared power management signal. In this example apparatus, each of the plurality of memory units may be configured to provide to the other of the plurality of memory units, via the shared power management signal, an indication of whether the one of the plurality of memory units is entering a power management event. Further, each of the plurality of memory units may be configured to, if the one of the plurality of memory units is entering the power management event, an indication of a particular operation type associated with the power management event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Vipul Patel
  • Patent number: 10530163
    Abstract: A micro grid power control system may control a plurality of different sources of electrical energy, such as generators, renewable energy sources, and stored energy sources. The micro grid power control system may include hierarchical levels of control. At a system level, the micro grid power control system may include a system controller configured to selectively allocate the sources and centrally control electrical distribution of electric power within the micro grid based on system conditions to optimize system operation. Optimization of system operation may be dynamically varied by the system controller based on priorities and modeling of system operation. At a source level, each of the sources may include a source controller configured to optimize generation of electrical energy of the respective source. Optimization of a source with a respective source controller may be based on a source objective independently associated with each of the sources and source modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Rigoberto Jorge Rodriguez, Robert J Zeller, Richard Joseph Skertic, Michael P Dougherty, Curtis Harvey Cline
  • Patent number: 10523194
    Abstract: A power switch control circuit is disclosed. A sensor circuit may determine a leakage current of a power switch coupled to a power supply signal and a power terminal of a circuit block. The power switch may be configured to selectively couple or decouple the circuit block from the power supply signal using a switch control signal. The switch control circuit may, in response to receiving a request to open the power switch, determine a target voltage level that is greater than a voltage level of the power supply signal for the switch control signal using the leakage current, and transition the switch control signal from an initial voltage to the target voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jaroslav Raszka, Amrinder S. Barn, Victor Zyuban, Shingo Suzuki, Ajay Kumar Bhatia, Mohamed H. Abu-Rahma, Shahzad Nazar, Greg M. Hess
  • Patent number: 10514931
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a PPM interface may be provided with functionality to facilitate to an OS memory power state management for one or more memory nodes, regardless of a particular platform hardware configuration, as long as the platform hardware is in conformance with the PPM interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mohan Kumar, Sarathy Jayakumar, Neelam Chandwani
  • Patent number: 10514749
    Abstract: A system on a chip includes at least one integrated circuit that is configured to operate at least at one operating point. A monitoring circuit acquires at least the cumulative duration of activity of the at least one integrated circuit. An evaluation circuit establish at least one instantaneous state of aging of the at least one integrated circuit based on the at least one cumulative duration of activity. An adjustment circuit operates to change the at least one operating point on the basis of the at least one state of aging of the at least one integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: STMicroelectonics (Crolles 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (Alps) SAS, STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Vincent Huard, Silvia Brini, Chittoor Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10482289
    Abstract: A computing device includes a hardware resource, a component to send a transaction signal including a target address of the hardware resource, a security data associated with an initiator of the transaction signal, and a safety data associated with the initiator, and an access control unit coupled to the component and the hardware resource, the access control unit to receive the transaction signal, determine whether security access is granted based on the transaction signal, determine whether safety access is granted based on the transaction signal, and allow access to the hardware resource based on both the security access and the safety access being granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Barr, Dafna Shaool, Rahul Gulati, Pranjal Bhuyan
  • Patent number: 10470130
    Abstract: A method for operation of a battery consumption analysis server communicatively coupled to a plurality of mobile devices over radio channels to receive packages of data recorded at each mobile device containing application use, and battery charging and discharging events. By receiving independent sets of information from the mobile device wherein independent sets comprise at least one of wireless phone activities and battery use, combining this information in such a way that the battery consumption or over consumption of specific applications are identified, the apparatus and method configures a display to identify the correspondingly bad applications to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY IP, LLC
    Inventor: Alberto Gutierrez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10468963
    Abstract: A switched-mode power regulator circuit has four solid-state switches connected in series and a capacitor and an inductor that regulate power delivered to a load. The solid-state switches are operated such that a voltage at the load is regulated by repetitively (1) charging the capacitor causing an increase in current flow in the inductor followed by a decrease in current flow in the inductor and before the current flow in the inductor stops, (2) discharging the capacitor causing an increase in current flow in the inductor followed by a decrease in current flow in the inductor and before the current flow in the inductor stops, repeating (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EMPOWER SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: David Lidsky, Timothy Alan Phillips, Parag Oak
  • Patent number: 10466751
    Abstract: A method for providing stable and reliable power to electronic devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes providing a backplane having several power supplies coupled thereto. The method further provides connectors to connect multiple power-consuming devices, such as storage drives, expansion cards, memory expansion cards, or the like, to the backplane. In certain embodiments, the backplane provides a data transfer path and shared power distribution to the power-consuming devices. In the event a power supply is electrically decoupled from the backplane, the method enables a supplemental power-supplying device to supply power to the backplane by way of one of the connectors. A corresponding system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Borlick, Brian J. Cagno, John C. Elliott, Lokesh M. Gupta, Karl A. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10452115
    Abstract: A removable power loss protection module interfaces with a carrier board via a bus connection. The removable power loss protection module includes energy storage components that are charged with a voltage received from a host computing system via the carrier board and/or via the host computing system's power supply. If the carrier board experiences a power loss, the removable power loss protection module discharges the energy stored in the energy storage components to the carrier board to allow the carrier board to backup any data that would have been lost. In an implementation, the removable power loss protection module may support multiple carrier boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Ashley Caciano Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10444990
    Abstract: Technologies are described for restarting an application while maintaining data in memory (e.g., using shared memory). For example, shared memory can be associated with an application. The shared memory can also be associated with a holder process to maintain the shared memory from the time the application stops to the time the application starts again. When the application starts, the shared memory can be associated with the started application. In addition, restart of in-memory databases can be provided using shared memory. For example, in-memory data can be maintained when a database process or database management system stops and starts (e.g., during a restart).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yong Sik Kwon, Jaeyun Noh, Juchang Lee, Ji Hoon Jang, Sang Kyun Cha
  • Patent number: 10447166
    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: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jianhong Zeng, Haoyi Ye, Peiqing Hu, Pengkai Ji
  • Patent number: 10447546
    Abstract: A specification of visualization requirements for a customized visualization associated with one or more storage, compute and networking resources of a data center is generated. Resource data is obtained from one or more data sources, the resource data being associated with one or more of the storage, compute and networking resources of the data center. One or more data views are created utilizing the resource data, each data view comprising a dynamic mapping of the resource data based on the visualization requirements. One or more visuals are rendered utilizing the one or more data views. The customized visualization is generated by organizing the visuals into one or more dashboards of a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Guo, Yu Cao, Simon Tao, Kenneth Durazzo
  • Patent number: 10432801
    Abstract: A device management system and a device management method are provided, each of which: receives status information indicating a status of a relay device from the relay device, the relay device being connected with one or more devices in a local network via a firewall; based on a determination that the received status information satisfies a predetermined condition, obtains instruction information associated with the predetermined condition, the instruction information indicating a predetermined process to be executed by the relay device; and transmits the obtained instruction information to the relay device to cause the relay device to execute the predetermined process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10425686
    Abstract: Techniques to provide content based on detected ambient media are disclosed. In various embodiments, a set of audio features extracted from audio data associated with an audio environment with which a client device is associated are received from the client device. A stored media signature data generated based on media content data from a source other than the client device is used to detect, based at least in part on the set of audio features, a media channel and program that is being played in the audio environment. A secondary content that is selected based at least in part on a semantic content data associated with the detected media channel and program is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Free Stream Media Corp.
    Inventors: Loris D'Acunto, Damian Ariel Scavo
  • Patent number: 10418122
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a threshold voltage margin analysis. An example embodiment apparatus can include a memory and a controller coupled to the memory. The controller is configured to determine a previous power loss of a memory to be an asynchronous power loss, and identify a portion of the memory last subject to programming operations during the determined asynchronous power loss. The controller is further configured to perform a threshold voltage (Vt) margin analysis on the portion of the memory responsive to the determined asynchronous power loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore K. Muchherla, Sampath K. Ratnam, Abolfazl Rashwand
  • Patent number: 10409355
    Abstract: Embodiments apply user-specific usage patterns to estimate and preserve remaining battery life on a computing device. An amount of battery drain and an execution context are determined and stored for a plurality of recurring time periods. The execution context identifies operations executed by the computing device, signal strength, and other data describing the associated time period. If one of the operations is expected to be executed during a recurrence of at least one of the time periods, the expected execution is adjusted based on execution context and an estimated remaining battery life for the computing device. For example, the computing device may postpone or reschedule the operation for a time period during which the operation is expected to have a greater likelihood of completing successfully. In some embodiments, the battery preservation operations are automatically enabled at a particular threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Javier N. Flores Assad, Maher Afif Saba, Pantelis Apostolopoulos, Daniel Guilherme Paixao Deschamps, Iulian D. Calinov, Wanittha Thapanakul
  • Patent number: 10394300
    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: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan D. Wells, Itai Feit, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Zeev Offen, Inder M. Sodhi
  • Patent number: 10394294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a microcontroller configured to cool an electronic device. The microcontroller is configured to receive a power consumption value of the electronic device, determine, based on the power consumption value and a stored previous power consumption value, a change value representing an amount that power consumption of the electronic device changed from a previous power consumption of the electronic device, determine an output cooling control value based at least in part on the change value, and control an output for cooling the electronic device using the output cooling control value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Erick Pfeifer, Kyle Gaede
  • Patent number: 10389153
    Abstract: Provided are a charging control method and a mobile terminal. The charging control method includes the follows. The mobile terminal receives a level signal transmitted from the charging device through a D-data line of a charging interface, so as to determine the type of the charging device. The mobile terminal transmits a handshake request signal to the charging device through a D+ data line of the charging interface if it is determined that the charging device is an adapter or a mobile power supply, and the handshake request signal is used to query whether the charging device supports a quick charging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fuchun Liao
  • Patent number: 10381869
    Abstract: Power outages and restorations at customer premises can be automatically detected and reported. A method includes receiving, from a network terminal, a first notification associated with a power outage; retrieving location information associated with the network terminal; sending a second notification indicating that the outage has occurred and that includes the location information associated with the network terminal; retrieving prior outage information that corresponds to a set of network terminals associated with a group of set top boxes; determining that an outage event is triggered, when a quantity of outages is greater than a threshold, where the quantity of outages is based on the outage and other outages obtained from the prior outage information; and sending a third notification based on the determination that the outage event is triggered, where the third notification includes information associated with the quantity of outages that enables a server to remedy the outage event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandro M. Meynardi, Jean F. Dubois, Martin Doehring, C. P. Cheng