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Power over ethernet supervision

Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

Power over ethernet supervision

Method of managing electric power, power management device and program

Nec

Method of managing electric power, power management device and program

Method of managing electric power, power management device and program

Apparatus and method for determining the number of execution units to keep active in a processor


Date/App# patent app List of recent Power Management-related patents
08/27/15
20150244591 
 Power management in local premise networks patent thumbnailPower management in local premise networks
A router has a processor, a data repository, wired connection or wireless coupling to individual ones of a plurality of power-using devices in a local premise, the router and the power-using devices drawing power from a primary source, and individual ones of the router and the power-using devices having switchable access to one or more alternative power sources, an internet access connection, and software executing on the processor from a non-transitory medium. The software provides monitoring power provided by the primary source to the router and to individual ones of the power-using devices, receiving information regarding the primary power source from one or more network-connected servers, determining expected status of the primary power source by the software using the monitoring information and the information received from the internet, and managing power usage by the router and the power-using devices according to the expected status determined..
Invent.ly Llc


08/27/15
20150244535 
 Power over ethernet supervision patent thumbnailPower over ethernet supervision
A method in a power management module for supervision of a power sourcing equipment, pse, and a power management module adapted to supervise a pse is provided. The pse is adapted to provide power on an ethernet cable.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/27/15
20150244173 
 Method of managing electric power, power management device and program patent thumbnailMethod of managing electric power, power management device and program
A method of managing electric power for managing power, within a group, said power is to be used by a first user with a power storage system and a second user without the power storage system, the method including: (a) collecting data regarding load power of the first user and the second user and calculating total load power within the group; (b) determining whether the total load power is equal to or greater than a peak cut power; (c) determining whether a value of [total load power−peak cut power] is smaller than the load power of the first user when determination in the step (b) is yes; and (d) causing the power storage system to discharge at the value of [total load power−peak cut power], when determination in the step (c) is yes.. .
Nec Corporation


08/27/15
20150241954 
 Apparatus and  determining the number of execution units to keep active in a processor patent thumbnailApparatus and determining the number of execution units to keep active in a processor
A processor is described that includes a plurality of execution units in a processor core. The processor also may include power management circuitry to determine a configuration with a lowest power cost from a plurality of configurations that each have a different number of enabled execution units for a same active performance state.

08/27/15
20150241947 
 Distributed power management with performance and power boundaries patent thumbnailDistributed power management with performance and power boundaries
A zone power cap for a power management zone that defines a limit of power consumption for the power management zone is determined. The power management zone comprises a plurality of components, wherein the power management zone is associated with a controller.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/27/15
20150241946 
 Distributed power management with performance and power boundaries patent thumbnailDistributed power management with performance and power boundaries
It is determined that a current node power consumption for a node is greater than a node power cap that defines a limit of power consumption for the node. Responsive to the current node power consumption being greater than the node power cap and until the current node power consumption is less than the node power cap, power reduction operations are performed.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/27/15
20150241944 
 Distributed power management with performance and power boundaries patent thumbnailDistributed power management with performance and power boundaries
A zone power cap for a power management zone that defines a limit of power consumption for the power management zone is determined. The power management zone comprises a plurality of components, wherein the power management zone is associated with a controller.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/27/15
20150241943 
 Distributed power management with performance and power boundaries patent thumbnailDistributed power management with performance and power boundaries
It is determined that a current node power consumption for a node is greater than a node power cap that defines a limit of power consumption for the node. Responsive to the current node power consumption being greater than the node power cap and until the current node power consumption is less than the node power cap, power reduction operations are performed.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/27/15
20150241566 
 System to extend battery power in remote tracking devices patent thumbnailSystem to extend battery power in remote tracking devices
An rf asset-tracking device that has an extended operational life, thus increasing the duration between battery replacement or maintenance. The asset-tracking device is provided with an electro-mechanical energy-harvesting device to supplement the battery.
Petari Usa, Inc.


08/27/15
20150239086 
 Electrical power safety system patent thumbnailElectrical power safety system
An electrical power safety system includes a system body having a user control terminal for receiving operational parameters for a power saw machine, a power management system including a control processor which is pre-programmed to manage the operation parameter communicating with the power saw machine and is used to generate an operation information, and a user interface, preferably connected to a display, for promptly and accurately communicating the operation information to an user on a real time basis. The system is capable of monitoring an operation task of the power saw machine, together with any accessory devices connected therewith, and providing a power supply in a usable form from any kind of power source to the power saw machine and the accessory devices.

08/20/15
20150236781 

Mobility and power management for high altitude platform (hap) communication systems


A communication system is described. The system includes: at least one gateway able to provide broadband connectivity, a set of ground terminals, and a set of high altitude platforms (haps), where at least one aerial platform is able to communicate with at least one gateway using radio frequencies, each hap is able to communicate with ground terminals using radio frequencies, and each hap is able to communicate with each other hap using radio frequencies.

08/20/15
20150235677 

Power management


Methods, and apparatus configured to perform such methods, providing peak power management are useful in mitigating excessive current levels within a multi-die package. For example, a method might include providing a clock signal, counting primary clock cycles of the clock signal in a counter, monitoring an indication of high current demand for each die of the multi-die package, and determining a total unit consumption of current.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/20/15
20150235676 

Apparatus and methods to provide power management for memory devices


An apparatus, such as a nonvolatile solid-state memory device, may, in some implementations, include access line bias circuitry to set a bias level associated with a deselected access line(s) of a memory core in response to mode information. In one approach, access line bias circuitry may use linear down regulation to change a voltage level on deselected access lines of a memory core.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234761 

Arbitrating bus transactions on a communications bus based on bus device health information and related power management


Devices, systems, methods, and computer-readable mediums for arbitrating bus transactions on a communications bus based on health information are disclosed. Health information of master devices can be used to adjust priorities of bus transactions from master devices to meet quality of service requirements of the master devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/20/15
20150234452 

Power management device and system-on-chip including the same


Provided is a power management device which includes a first regulator, a second regulator and a control register unit. The first regulator provides a first driving voltage to a first power domain of an application processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150234447 

Device optimized power management


A data storage system including memory configured to store content, a host configured to determine time to next data information based on the content stored in the memory, and a data storage device including a controller. The controller can be configured to receive the time to next data information from the host, select a power mode for the data storage device from a plurality of power modes for the data storage device based on the time to next data information, and place the data storage device in the selected power mode.
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.


08/20/15
20150234444 

Power and load management based on contextual information


A power context system is described herein that makes decisions related to device power usage based on factors such as location, load, available alternatives, cost of power, and cost of bandwidth. The system incorporates contextual knowledge about the situation in which a device is being used.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/20/15
20150231030 

Implantable electroacupuncture system for treating cardiovascular disease


An implantable electroacupuncture device (iead) treats cardiovascular disease through application of stimulation pulses applied at at least one of acupoints ex-hn1, bl14, ht7, ht5, pc6, st36, li11, lu7, and lu2. The iead comprises an implantable, coin-sized, self-contained, leadless electroacupuncture device having at least two electrodes attached to an outside surface of its housing.
Valencia Technologies Corporation


08/13/15
20150230306 

Portable solar power management system


A portable solar power management system includes (i) a solar panel interface to one or more solar panels, (ii) an energy storage interface to one or more energy storage devices, (iii) a charging circuit which routes the electrical currents from the solar panels to the energy storage devices; (iv) a load interface to one or more load devices, the load devices being powered independently on primary and secondary load circuits; and (v) a controller for controlling the operations of solar panel interface, the energy storage interface, the charging circuit, and the load interface. In addition, a secondary load control circuit and a programmable controller may be provided which route the electrical currents from the energy storage devices to the load interface, wherein the programmable controller, based on the sensing signals, also activates and deactivates the secondary load circuit..
We Care Solar


08/13/15
20150229153 

Power management circuit, and control circuit and control method thereof


The present invention discloses a power management circuit, and a control circuit and a control method thereof. The power management circuit converts an input voltage at an input terminal to an output voltage at an output terminal, and charges a battery from the output terminal.
Richtek Technology Corporation


08/13/15
20150229128 

Method of managing electric power, power management device, and program


This method of managing electric power electric power for managing power supply to users within a group from a power storage system and power supply to the users from a grid, the method includes obtaining a power consumed by the users (referred to as “load power”) and a peak cut power in the group; deciding a power to be discharged from the power storage system in each time segment by using at least the load power and the peak cut power; and deciding an index indicating how much grid power has been previously consumed within the group (referred to as a “grid power consumption index”), wherein in the step of determining a power to be discharged from the power storage system, a power to be discharged from the power storage system is decided by using all of the grid power consumption index, the load power, and the peak cut power.. .
Nec Corporation


08/13/15
20150227187 

Data storage device, method thereof, and data processing system including the same


A data storage device includes a central processing unit (cpu); a peripheral device; a power management unit (pmu) configured to control a power supply to the cpu and the peripheral device; and a receiver configured to transmit a second signal to the pmu through a second transmission path after transmitting a first signal to the cpu through a first transmission path, the receiver being configured such that the first and second signals transmitted by the receiver are signals that were output from a host.. .

08/13/15
20150227185 

Dynamic clock and voltage scaling with low-latency switching


Systems and methods for dynamic clock and voltage scaling can switch integrated circuits between frequency-voltage modes with low latency. These systems include a resource power manager that can control a power management integrated circuit (pmic), phase locked loops (plls), and clock dividers.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/13/15
20150227181 

Backup power management for computing systems


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.
Microsoft Corporation


08/06/15
20150222708 

System and applications management in a networked vehicular environment


A method in one example embodiment includes identifying a power state and a battery level of a vehicle. The method also includes allocating power to critical applications (for example) in response to determining that the battery level is above a reserve threshold while the power state of the vehicle is engine-off.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


08/06/15
20150222440 

Optical network unit power management in passive optical networks


Techniques for unified optical network unit power management in a passive optical network include operating an optical network unit (onu) in a first state in which a transmitter of the onu is turned off and a receiver of the onu is turned on, operating the onu in a second state in which both the transmitter and the receiver are turned off, and transitioning the onu directly between the first state and the second state, based on a power management rule.. .
Zte (usa) Inc.


08/06/15
20150222145 

Powering a self-service terminal


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for powering a self service terminal (sst), comprising a primary power supply, a back-up power supply, at least one renewable power supply, and a power management controller for selectively using the renewable power supply when a first power level is available from the renewable power supply, and to supplement or replace the renewable power supply with the primary power supply and/or the back-up power supply when a second power level is required by the sst that exceeds the first power level.. .
Ncr Corporation


08/06/15
20150220345 

Vector mask driven clock gating for power efficiency of a processor


A processor includes an instruction schedule and dispatch (schedule/dispatch) unit to receive a single instruction multiple data (simd) instruction to perform an operation on multiple data elements stored in a storage location indicated by a first source operand. The instruction schedule/dispatch unit is to determine a first of the data elements that will not be operated to generate a result written to a destination operand based on a second source operand.
Intel Corporation


08/06/15
20150220138 

Smart power management apparatus and method leveraging monitoring status of manual switch


A smart power management unit (spmu) apparatus and method of intelligently switching from a “disconnect mode” to a “connect mode” in regards to power-supplying to a paired downstream load device by programmatically monitoring whether there is change in state of the manual switch of the load device, is provided. The spmu comprises relay module configured to operate in either operation mode (connect mode) or monitor mode (disconnect mode), and controller module configured to determine the operating mode of relay module.

08/06/15
20150220132 

Power/energy management apparatus based on time information of policy enforcement and method thereof


Disclosed are an apparatus for managing power/energy based on time information of policy enforcement including a time information acquiring unit configured to acquire management time information including a start time value, an end time value, a day repetition value, and a date repetition value of a power/energy management action with respect to a management target device desired to manage in power/energy, a time information analysis unit configured to analyze the management time information acquired by the time information acquiring unit and to register a management action event for power/energy management in a timer module, and a power management unit configured to perform an power/energy management action on the management target device by checking occurrence of the management action event and controlling operations of control modules of the management target device, and a method thereof.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/06/15
20150220123 

Diagnostic systems and methods of finite state machines


In one embodiment, a power management integrated circuit comprises a finite state machine having a first terminal to receive a digital command signal, a second terminal to receive a clock signal, and a third terminal to receive a first reset signal to reset the finite state machine into a predetermined operational state. A plurality of diagnostic registers is configured to store a signal state of the digital command signal or a clock state of the clock signal, or both in response to the first reset signal.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/06/15
20150220096 

Semiconductor structures for enhanced transient response in low dropout (ldo) voltage regulators


Systems, semiconductor structures, electronic circuits and methods for enhanced transient response in low dropout (ldo) voltage regulators are disclosed. For example, a semiconductor structure for enhanced transient response in an ldo voltage regulator is disclosed, which includes a first current mirror circuit coupled to an input connection and an output connection of the ldo voltage regulator, a second current mirror circuit coupled to the input connection of the ldo voltage regulator.
Intersil Americas Llc


07/30/15
20150215864 

Power management of a radio data transceiver


Methods and apparatuses for operating a wireless mobile station configured to communicate with a wireless access point are described. A first awake timer may be started in response to receiving a beacon signal from the wireless access point.
Apple Inc.


07/30/15
20150214842 

Power management alarm devices


A system including an alarm device, the alarm device further includes a switch mode buck converter, a capacitor that is charged by the buck converter, a boost converter that powers an output device primarily from energy drawn from the capacitor and circuitry coupled to the buck converter and boost converter, wherein the buck converter charges the capacitor with a relatively constant current and wherein the circuitry dynamically adjusts an instantaneous duty cycle of the buck converter to achieve the constant current based upon a power setting of the output device.. .
Honeywell International Inc.


07/30/15
20150214827 

Voltage converter and power management device including the same


A voltage converter includes a driving device unit, a current sensing unit and a switching control circuit. The driving device unit charges an input power supply voltage in an inductor, connected between a switching node and an output node, in response to a first driving control signal, and discharges the inductor in response to a second driving control signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150214776 

Electrical charging/discharging control apparatus, electric-power management apparatus, electric-power management method and electric-power management system


Disclosed herein is an electrical-charging/discharging control apparatus composing an electric-power accumulation facility in conjunction with an electric-power accumulation battery and including: a communication section configured to receive a command to carry out either of electrical charging and discharging operations on the electric-power accumulation battery from an electric-power management apparatus for managing the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery; a control section configured to control the electrical charging and discharging operations carried out on the electric-power accumulation battery on the basis of the command; and a power conditioner for supplying electric power from an electric-power network to the electric-power accumulation battery and transferring electric power accumulated in the electric-power accumulation battery to the electric-power network in accordance with control carried out by the control section.. .
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150214738 

Local demand side power management for electric utility networks


A demand side electric power supply management system is disclosed. The system comprises an islanded power system having a point of coupling to a supply grid.
Auckland Uniservices Limited


07/30/15
20150212565 

System and power management of mobile devices


A method and system of managing power usage of devices including selectively executing a program application on a plurality of battery powered devices. Battery usage data is generated for a battery in one or more of the devices during execution of the work application.
Vocollect, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212497 

Universal serial bus active cable power management


The present disclosure provides a system and method for controlling power in an active cable via a circuit mechanism located internally within the cable assembly. The system may include a first device communicatively coupled to a second device via the cable assembly and a device power line.
Intel Corporation


07/23/15
20150208357 

Interactively cooperative mobile communication device power management


Mobile communication devices, like smartphones, cooperatively interact with one another and with a communication provider, like a cellular telephone provider, to manage power usage by the mobile devices, where the communication capabilities of the devices are still retained. For example, for two mobile devices, the first device may be placed into a reduced-power mode, while the second device remains in a non-reduced-power mode.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte.ltd.


07/23/15
20150208351 

Position-based mobile terminal power management device


A position-based mobile terminal power management device, includes a positioning module connected to the power management and control module; a network connection monitoring module connected to the power management and control module; a power management and control module connected to the positioning module, network connection monitoring module, storage module, and terminal function module respectively; a storage module connected to the power management and control module; and a terminal function module connected to the power management and control module. With the device, a mobile terminal can automatically enable or disable the accessory devices thereof according to the position of the mobile terminal, thus saving power and facilitating use by a user..
Borqs Wireless Ltd.


07/23/15
20150208341 

Power efficient network with network controller


A non-transitory computer-readable medium for managing power consumption in a network of network devices is disclosed. The computer-readable medium stores instructions, that when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform certain operations.

07/23/15
20150207326 

Paralleling module for a generator system


A power management system that includes a first enclosure and a second enclosure. A first generator is inside the first enclosure and a second generator is inside the second enclosure.
Kohler Co.


07/23/15
20150205493 

Interactively cooperative mobile communication device power management


A creator can specify one or more navigation paths through an album of pictures on a social networking web site. Each navigation path has a name and specifies a sequence in which a number of the pictures are to be viewed by a viewer.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205342 

Switching a computing device from a low-power state to a high-power state


Systems and methods for switching a computing device from a low-power state to a high-power state are provided. In some aspects, a method, implemented on a power management processing unit of the computing device, includes receiving, while the computing device is in the low-power state, a first audio signal.
Google Inc.


07/23/15
20150205339 

Devices routing wakeup signals using physical layer, methods of operating the same, and data processing systems including the same


In a method of operating a device, signals associated with wakeup of the device are detected using a first physical layer among a plurality of physical layers, and a detection signal is generated based on the detected signals. The detection signal is transmitted directly to a power management circuit.

07/23/15
20150205338 

Power management system comprising static protecting circuit and related operation


A power management system comprises a power converter comprising a power stage and configured to detect an abnormal static state of the power stage, to generate a protection signal in response to the detection of the abnormal static state of the power stage, and to stabilize a direct current (dc) power supply voltage in response to an enable signal to generate a dc output voltage, and a main control circuit configured to generate the enable signal for the power converter based on the protection signal received from the power converter.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205311 

Power management system, power management device, and large power-using power load


The power management system includes: a power management device for managing power to be used by multiple power loads; and a large power-using power load. The large power-using power load is defined as a power load which shows a power consumption larger than a difference between allowable power and an upper limit power smaller than the allowable power when operating at a maximum power consumption.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150203328 

Elevator power management


A system for managing elevator power includes a power line connected to a power grid, a motor connected to the power line and configured to receive power from the power line to drive an elevator, an alternative power source connected to the motor, and a power control system configured to control the power line to supply power to the motor to drive the elevator, to detect a predetermined threshold value of power supplied from the power line, and to supply both power from the power line and power from the alternative power source to the motor based on a determination that the predetermined threshold value of power is supplied from the power line.. .
Otis Elevator Company


07/23/15
20150202976 

Electric vehicle power management systems


A system that enables power flow management for electrical devices, such as electric vehicles. Power flow managers can coordinate charging activities.
Gridpoint, Inc.


07/16/15
20150200058 

Nanodevice arrays for electrical energy storage, capture and management and their formation


An apparatus, system, and method are provided for a vertical two-terminal nanotube or microtube device configured to capture and generate energy, to store electrical energy, and to integrate these functions with power management circuitry. The vertical device can include a column disposed in a template material extending from one side of the template material to the other side of the template material.
University Of Maryland


07/16/15
20150200004 

Non-volatile random access memory power management using self-refresh commands


For non-volatile random access memory (nvram) power management using self-refresh commands, a low-power module intercepts a memory self-refresh command and powers down an nvram in response to the memory self-refresh command. A resumption module intercepts a self-refresh exit command and powers up the nvram in response to the self-refresh exit command..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.


07/16/15
20150199940 

Power management method and display device thereof


A power management method a display device utilizes the same are disclosed. The power management method, adopted by the display device, includes: increasing, by a control circuit, brightness of a lighting device, wherein the lighting device is configured to illuminate a display panel device; detecting, by an overload detection circuit, whether an overload has been triggered by the increased brightness; and when the overload has been triggered by the increased brightness, recording, by a power capacity determination circuit, a maximal predetermined brightness that is used prior to the overload is triggered, while showing an on-screen-display (osd) warning message on a display of the display device for reminding the user.
Wistron Corp.


07/16/15
20150199292 

Method and simplifying communication between a host system and a display subsystem


A method for simplifying the host-to-display subsystem communications and consolidating the non-volatile memory requirements into a pmic (power management integrated circuit) is disclosed. Hardware and software resource reduction in both the client devices (located in the display subsystem) and the host system on a chip (soc) can be realized with a novel pmic design.
Apple Inc.


07/16/15
20150199002 

Method, apparatus, and system for energy efficiency and energy conservation including determining an optimal power state of the apparatus based on residency time of non-core domains in a power saving state


A processor may determine the actual residency time of a non-core domain residing in a power saving state and based on the actual residency time the processor may determine an optimal power saving state (p-state) for the processor. In response to the non-core domain entering a power saving state, an interrupt generator (ig) may generate a first interrupt and the device drivers or an operating system may use the first interrupt to start a timer (first value).
Intel Corporation


07/16/15
20150198995 

Power management of data processing resources, such as power adaptive management of data storage operations


A system and method for performing power conservation actions is described. In some examples, the system determines a power conservation policy based on information from the system, and implements that policy in an enterprise or in one or more buildings, such as within a data storage environment.
Commvault Systems, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198991 

Predicting power management state durations on a per-process basis


Durations of power management states are predicted on a per-process basis. Some embodiments include storing, in one or more data structures associated with one or more processes, information indicating previous durations of a power management state associated with the process(es).
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198986 

Electronic apparatus, functional unit, and power-down method thereof


An electronic apparatus comprises a switch, a processing unit, a functional unit and a power management unit. The function unit has a timer.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.


07/16/15
20150198660 

Method for breaking down hardware power into sub-components


A system, method and computer program product for enabling efficient and accurate post-silicon leakage power characterization of semiconductor chips at very high temperatures. The system and method can be used to estimate dynamic power usage at a sub-component level.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/16/15
20150196761 

Method for treating cardiovascular disease using implantable electroacupuncture device


An implantable electroacupuncture device (iead) treats cardiovascular disease through application of stimulation pulses applied at at least one of acupoints ex-hn1, bl14, ht7, ht5, pc6, st36, li11, lu7, and lu2. The iead comprises an implantable, coin-sized, self-contained, leadless electroacupuncture device having at least two electrodes attached to an outside surface of its housing.
Valencia Technologies Corporation


07/09/15
20150195795 

Power headroom reporting for in-device coexistence interference avoidance


The invention relates methods for maximum output level reporting by a mobile terminal in a mobile communication system. The invention is also providing apparatus for performing these methods, and computer readable media the instructions of which cause the apparatus to perform the methods described herein.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America


07/09/15
20150195642 

Power transferring headphones


The invention relates to headphones which can facilitate the transfer of electrical power from the headphones' internal power source to other devices. A pair of headphones can connect to a device through a modified cable.
Zeikos Inc.


07/09/15
20150194893 

Power management multi-chip module with separate high-side driver integrated circuit die


A packaged device includes a first die, a second die, and specially spaced and positioned sets of package terminals. The first die includes a pulse-width modulator (pwm), a processor, a timer, high-side drivers, low-side drivers, and a fault protection circuit.
Active-semi, Inc.


07/09/15
20150194741 

Method and the alignment of a 60 ghz endfire antenna


A portable unit with an endfire antenna and operating at 60 ghz makes an optimum communication channel with an endfire antenna in an array of antennas distributed over the area of a ceiling. The portable unit is pointed towards the ceiling and the system controlling the ceiling units selects and adjusts the positioning of an endfire antenna mounted on a 3-d adjustable rotatable unit.
Tensorcom, Inc.


07/09/15
20150192976 

Contextual platform power management


In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a processor including logic to determine from data received from one or more sensors, whether the apparatus is in physical contact with a user. The logic is further to set a power management policy of the apparatus based on a processor context, where the processor context is determined based at least in part on whether the apparatus is in physical contact with the user, and where the power management policy is used by the logic to determine a level of power consumption at which to operate the processor.
Intel Corporation


07/09/15
20150192974 

Power management system for a bus interface system


Embodiments of bus interface systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a bus interface system includes a master bus controller and a slave bus controller coupled along a bus line.
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


07/02/15
20150189606 

Power headroom report method and apparatus of ue


An improved method and an apparatus for reporting power headroom (ph) of a ue are provided. The power headroom report (phr) method of the present invention includes determining whether to trigger phr based on a change of power management maximum power reduction (p-mpr) between two time points, generating, if phr is determined to be triggered, power headroom, and reporting the power headroom information to a base station..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150189605 

Power headroom report method and apparatus of ue


An improved method and an apparatus for reporting power headroom (ph) of a ue are provided. The power headroom report (phr) method of the present invention includes determining whether to trigger phr based on a change of power management maximum power reduction (p-mpr) between two time points, generating, if phr is determined to be triggered, power headroom, and reporting the power headroom information to a base station..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150189448 

Power management system for a hearing aid


An apparatus for a hearing device includes a first voltage regulator with an output terminal; a first voltage reference; a second voltage regulator with an output terminal; a switching element; and a decoupling element; wherein the switching element and the decoupling element are operatively between the first voltage reference and the first voltage regulator; wherein the output terminal of the first voltage regulator shares a same electrical node as the output terminal of the second voltage regulator; and wherein the first voltage regulator is configured to provide a first output voltage in response to applied battery power, the second voltage regulator is configured to provide a second output voltage if a certain condition is fulfilled, and the switching element is configured to disconnect the first voltage reference from the decoupling element if the condition is fulfilled.. .
Gn Resound A/s


07/02/15
20150188360 

Solar charging of multiple battery banks


A power management and selection system for a class 8 tractor trailer, directs excess solar and vehicular charge capacity to an auxiliary load by measuring available charge capacity from a reefer power system including a reefer battery, solar panel and charge controller for moderating solar power to the reefer batter, and measuring available charge capacity from a cab vehicle power system including a propulsion system battery and alternator. Charge logic, in a selector configured for switching charge capacity to the auxiliary load, determines which of the reefer power system and cab vehicle power system has the most potential excess charge capacity, and directs the determined excess charge capacity to the auxiliary load, while the measured available charge capacity remains sufficient for powering the respective reefer power system or cab vehicle power system..

07/02/15
20150187317 

Method of controlling driving voltage of display panel and display apparatus performing the method


A method of controlling a driving voltage of a display apparatus includes transmitting a ready signal from a timing control circuit of the display apparatus to a power management circuit of the display apparatus through a connection area of a connection member of the display apparatus, which is disposed between a display panel and a main circuit board of the display apparatus, and controlling a generation of the driving voltage from the power management circuit based on the ready signal received by the power management circuit, where the display apparatus includes a gate driver circuit disposed on the display panel, and the timing control circuit and the power management circuit are disposed on the main circuit board.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185819 

Vital information measuring device, processing system, vital information processing method, and program


A vital information measuring device which includes a power state information acquiring unit that acquires power state information indicating a power state, a vital information acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of vital information from a plurality of vital sensors, and a processing unit that performs power management of the plurality of vital sensors based on the power state information, wherein the processing unit sets a priority of power supply for each of the plurality of vital sensors based on each of the plurality of pieces of vital information, and executes the power management on the plurality of vital sensors based on the priority and the power state information.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/02/15
20150185816 

Multi-core computer processor based on a dynamic core-level power management for enhanced overall power efficiency


The present disclosure provides methods and systems for managing power in a processor having multiple cores. In one implementation, a microarchitecture of a core within a general-purpose processor may include configurable lanes (horizontal slices through the pipeline) which can be powered on and off independently from each other within the core.
Cornell University


07/02/15
20150185806 

Method and power management in an electronic device by sensing the presence and intent of an object


A method for sensing, in an electronic device, the presence and inferring therefrom an intent of an object includes sensing a baseline ambient spatial average temperature for a sensed field of view, monitoring the sensed field of view for a variation in the ambient spatial average temperature of the field of view relative to the baseline, characterizing any detected variation, determining whether the detected variation is a recognized variation, and causing the electronic device to take at least one predetermined action responsive to a recognized variation.. .

07/02/15
20150185799 

Power management techniques for computer-readable storage devices


Improved power management techniques for computer-readable storage devices are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a plurality of logical storage devices and a controller to manage operations of the plurality of logical storage devices, the controller comprising a configuration component to configure a global power consumption threshold defining an overall power consumption budget for the plurality of logical storage devices, a tracking component to maintain a global power consumption tally comprising an estimated total power consumption level for the plurality of logical storage devices, and an arbitration component to resolve an operation request based on the global power consumption threshold and the global power consumption tally.
Netapp, Inc.


07/02/15
20150185797 

Dynamic power measurement and estimation to improve memory subsystem power performance


Dynamic monitoring of current draw by a memory device or memory subsystem can enable a power management system to adjust a memory access performance parameter based on monitored power usage. The system can generate a power usage characterization for the memory device and/or memory subsystem based on monitoring current draw for a known pattern, and then subsequently use the power usage characterization to determine how to adjust the memory access performance parameter..

06/25/15
20150181208 

Thermal and power management with video coding


In an example, a method includes encoding video data at a first video quality using an encoding parameter, and determining an operating characteristic of one or more components of an electronic device configured to record the video data. The method also includes adjusting the encoding parameter based at least in part on the determined operating characteristic and while maintaining the first video quality, and encoding the video data at the first video quality using the adjusted encoding parameter..
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/25/15
20150181117 

Thermal and power management


In an example, a method includes determining, by an electronic device, a user experience metric associated with content captured by at least one camera of the electronic device. The method also includes adjusting at least one operating parameter of the device to produce an operating characteristic target, wherein the adjustment is based on an estimated change to the determined user experience metric due to the adjustment..
Qualcomm Incorporated


06/25/15
20150180540 

Zero standby power for powerline communication devices


An embodiment is an integrated system on chip (soc) including a communication interface configured to implement a communication protocol including functional blocks that are energized or de-energized individually so that a minimum power consumption is used to receive and detect a signal, and a receiver identification (id) detection function configured to determine whether the signal is intended for the device in which the soc resides. The soc further includes a power management function configured to control which functions in the soc and/or device in which the soc resides are energized or de-energized depending on the results of the receiver id detection function, and a power source capable of energizing a minimum number of the functional blocks required to receive and detect a signal, wherein the power source can be used in a low power state and switched over to a main power supply when the soc is energized..
Stmicroelectronics, Inc.


06/25/15
20150180422 

Pseudo-envelope following power management system


Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description relate to a pseudo-envelope follower power management system used to manage the power delivered to a linear rf power amplifier.. .
Rf Micro Devices, Inc.


06/25/15
20150180411 

Oscillator and power management apparatus


An oscillator includes a transformer, a first capacitor, a first transistor, a depletion or native second transistor, and a current control circuit. The transformer includes a primary winding configured to receive an input voltage and a secondary winding configured to boost the input voltage to generate an output voltage.
Fujitsu Limited


06/25/15
20150180277 

Power management system with selective source depletion


A power management system to manage energy sources for use with an energy-powered component includes an energy source detector to determine, between a first and a second of the energy sources, which has a lower state-of-charge and which has a higher state-of-charge, a controller to designate the energy source with the lower state-of-charge as a primary energy source and the other energy source as a secondary energy source, and an energy source selector to selectively enable the primary energy source to provide power to the energy-powered component.. .
Cameron International Corporation


06/25/15
20150177823 

Graphics processor sub-domain voltage regulation


Voltage regulation of processor sub-domains supplied by a same voltage domain power supply rail. Voltage to certain logic units within the voltage domain may be reduced relative to other logic units of the voltage domain, reducing idle time at high power.

06/25/15
20150177818 

Effective power management for pluggable transceiver receiving hardware in network switching systems


A transceiver-receiving system, such as a network switch with pluggable transceivers, is built with hardware and machine logic so that power to certain components is turned off when the pluggable transceiver is not present in its plug in slot. The machine logic for handling the turning off an on of power is present on a processor on the board to which the plug-in slot is attached.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


06/25/15
20150177811 

Power management for in-memory computer systems


According to one embodiment, a method for power management of a compute node including at least two power-consuming components is provided. A power capping control system compares power consumption level of the compute node to a power cap.
International Business Machines Corporation


06/25/15
20150177798 

Configurable power supplies for dynamic current sharing


An apparatus includes a distribution network that includes circuitry configured to receive first power from a first voltage source and second power from a second voltage source, and to deliver power to each of a plurality of electronic circuitry blocks (ecbs), including to deliver first ecb power to a first ecb and second ecb power to a second ecb. The first ecb power includes a first portion of the first power and a first portion of the second power.

06/25/15
20150177758 

Low-dropout regulator, power management system, and controlling low-dropout voltage


A low-dropout regulator comprises an analog-to-digital converter that converts a feedback analog voltage signal into a digital signal, a phase synthesizing unit that generates a first control signal having a pulse width corresponding to error information in the digital signal by performing phase synthesis according to clock skew control, a charge pump circuit that selects a charge loop or a discharge loop based on polarity information in the digital signal, and generates an output control voltage according to current that flows during a period corresponding to the pulse width of the first control signal in the selected loop, and an output circuit that generates an output voltage based on an input voltage and the output control voltage, and generates the feedback analog voltage signal based on the output voltage.. .



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