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05/19/16
20160142136 
 Optical transceiver, optical transmission system, and light source output monitoring method patent thumbnailOptical transceiver, optical transmission system, and light source output monitoring method
An optical transceiver includes: a light source; a light source power management unit configured to manage a state of an output power of the light source; an optical detector configured to receive a first optical signal from a counterpart optical transmission apparatus and detect the first optical signal; and a monitoring information extraction unit configured to extract a monitoring information of a reception power level of a second optical signal, which is generated from an output light of the light source and received in the counterpart optical transmission apparatus, from the first optical signal, wherein the light source power management unit is configured to update a written value of the state of the output power of the light source in a case where a monitored value of the reception power level included in the monitoring information is decreased to exceed a variation of an optical transmission path.. .
Fujitsu Limited


05/19/16
20160141916 
 Power system, power management method, and program patent thumbnailPower system, power management method, and program
A power system 10 is provided with a power conversion device 110 connected to an input power supply 200, a battery 120 and a load 130 connected in parallel with each other to the output side of the power conversion device 110, and a control device 140 controlling charging/discharging of the battery 120, wherein the control device 140 receives output power of the power conversion device 110, determines, based on the received output power, charge or discharge power of the battery 120 such that the output power becomes close to a first value, and charges or discharges the battery 120 based on the determined charge or discharge power.. .
Nec Corporation


05/19/16
20160141006 
 Power management in an electronic system through reducing energy usage of a battery and/or controlling an output power of an amplifier thereof patent thumbnailPower management in an electronic system through reducing energy usage of a battery and/or controlling an output power of an amplifier thereof
A method includes configuring a battery and a voltage regulator configured to regulate an output voltage of the battery to supply power to a memory of an electronic circuit also comprising non-memory circuitry. The method also includes switching the supply of power between the battery and the voltage regulator such that: the memory is powered from the battery when the non-memory circuitry is inactive, the memory is powered from a combination of voltage from the battery and the voltage regulator when the memory is about to communicate with the non-memory circuitry during a transition of the non-memory circuitry into an active state thereof, and the memory and the non-memory circuitry are powered from the voltage regulator during the active state of the non-memory circuitry.

05/19/16
20160141004 
 Power management in an electronic system through reducing energy usage of a battery and/or controlling an output power of an amplifier thereof patent thumbnailPower management in an electronic system through reducing energy usage of a battery and/or controlling an output power of an amplifier thereof
A method includes automatically charging a capacitor coupled to a battery configured to power a memory through a charge switch that is closed whenever a voltage of the battery exceeds a recovery trip voltage or exceeds a shutdown trip voltage but is less than the recovery trip voltage and opened whenever the voltage of the battery drops below the shutdown trip voltage such that a minimum voltage of the shutdown trip voltage is maintained on the battery, thereby enabling the memory to retain information therein. The method also includes rendering a stored energy of the capacitor available to all circuitry coupled to the battery following the charging thereof through coupling the capacitor in parallel with the battery based on closure of a discharge switch following the charging of the capacitor..

05/19/16
20160139963 
 Virtual computing power management patent thumbnailVirtual computing power management
As disclosed herein, a method, executed by a computer, includes comparing a current power consumption profile for a computing task with an historical power consumption profile, receiving a request for a computing resource, granting the request if the historical power consumption profile does not suggest a pending peak in the current power consumption profile or the historical power consumption profile indicates persistent consumption at a higher power level, and denying the request for the computing resource if the historical power consumption profile suggests a pending peak in the current power consumption profile and the historical power consumption profile indicates temporary consumption at the higher power level. Denying the request may include initiating an allocation timeout and subsequently ending the allocation timeout in response to a drop in a power consumption below a selected level.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/19/16
20160139657 
 Computing device power states patent thumbnailComputing device power states
In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a computing device is provided. The computing device includes an interface module and a power management module.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


05/19/16
20160139639 
 Resource allocation and deallocation for power management in devices patent thumbnailResource allocation and deallocation for power management in devices
In general, techniques are described for resource allocation and deallocation that facilitates power management. A device comprising one or more processors and a memory may be configured to perform the techniques.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


05/12/16
20160134289 
 Power management system for integrated circuits patent thumbnailPower management system for integrated circuits
An apparatus includes a plurality of programmable hardware resources and an analog-to-digital converter (adc) disposed on an ic die. The adc is configured to quantize values of one or more analog parameters of the ic die.
Xilinx, Inc.


05/12/16
20160134110 
 Power management method, power management system, and power supply apparatus patent thumbnailPower management method, power management system, and power supply apparatus
A power management method receives, from a meter that measures the amount of surplus power, which is power supplied from a power generation apparatus to a power system, a surplus power value indicating the amount of surplus power, receives, from a first communication terminal used by a user corresponding to first user identification information, an inquiry about power supply in which the surplus power is used in a first time period that lasts a certain unit time, the inquiry being associated with the first user identification information, issues, in accordance with the inquiry, first power identification information for validating power supply performed by a power supply apparatus using the surplus power corresponding to the first time period for an accumulated value of the amount of surplus power corresponding to the first time period, transmits the first power identification information and the accumulated value of the amount of surplus power corresponding to the first time period to the first communication terminal, and causes the power supply apparatus that has received a first power supply request, which is associated with the first power identification information, indicating that power is to be supplied to the first load apparatus to supply an amount of first power equal to or smaller than the amount of surplus power to the first load apparatus as power that does not cause a charging process.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133201 
 Power management for head worn computing patent thumbnailPower management for head worn computing
Aspects of the present invention relate to context based power management of a head-worn computer.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


05/12/16
20160132099 

Security sensor power management


By way of example, a low-power processing device is disclosed. The low-power processing device includes a battery power supply, a processor, and a micro-controller.
Novi Security, Inc.


05/12/16
20160132085 

Scalable data collection for system management


A system with a local data collector that collects power management data for a subsystem. The local data collector can determine whether a first formatting associated with a first channel between the local data collector and a system power management data collector is equivalent to a second formatting associated with a second channel between the local data collector and the system power management data collector, and in response to a determination that the first formatting and second formatting are not equivalent format the power management data according to the first formatting; store the power management data formatted according to the first formatting in a first location in a memory; format the power management data according to the second formatting; and store the power management data formatted according to the second formatting in a second location the memory..
International Business Machines Corporation


05/12/16
20160132083 

Adaptive graphics subsystem power and performance management


Examples are disclosed for adaptive graphics subsystem power and performance management including adjusting one or more power management or performance attributes for a graphics subsystem for a computing platform based on a comparison of a current quality metric to a target quality metric. The current and target quality metric to be separately determined based on current and target quality of service (qos) values for power management and performance for at least portions of the computing platform..
Intel Corporation


05/12/16
20160132082 

Power management for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to context based power management of a head-worn computer.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131911 

Power management for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to context based power management of a head-worn computer.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131904 

Power management for head worn computing


Aspects of the present invention relate to context based power management of a head-worn computer.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126788 

Multi-output power management method


A multi-output power management method used in a ups system for enabling a microcontroller to determine whether to execute an automatic setting or manual setting. In automatic setting, the microcontroller conducts the parameter setting of a multi-output selector output mode, and switches a multi-output selector to a bypass or dc to ac inverter output mode after confirming that the power status parameter is in a predetermined multi-output selector parameter setting range.
Cyberpower Systems, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126761 

Power management systems for product demonstration fixtures


power management systems for an electronic product demonstration fixture for demonstrating portable electronic devices. The product demonstration fixture may include an exhibition portion and a base portion.
Apple Inc.


05/05/16
20160126030 

Power supply circuit and electronic equipment


A power supply circuit and an electronic equipment, pertaining to the field of electronic circuit, are provided. The power supply circuit includes: a battery, a power management chip and a radio frequency (rf) chip; an output terminal of the battery is connected to at least one input terminal of the power management chip, while the at least one input terminal of the power management chip is individually grounded via a corresponding filter capacitor, respectively; and the output terminal of the battery is also connected to an input terminal of the rf chip via a switching power supply circuit.
Xiaomi Inc,


05/05/16
20160125923 

Multi-channel memory system using asymmetric channel frequency scaling and related power management method


A multi-channel memory system has a memory device, a plurality of channels, and a control circuit. The memory device has a plurality of memory storage spaces.
Mediatek Inc.


05/05/16
20160125556 

Power management message bus system


A message bus is utilized for energy management/control. The publish/subscribe message bus present between site gateways, a central server farm, and other entities, facilitates exchange of messages pertaining to management and control of power generation and/or storage.
Solarcity Corporation


05/05/16
20160124490 

Dynamically controlling power management of an on-die memory of a processor


In one embodiment, a processor comprises: at least one core to execute instructions; a memory coupled to the at least one core, the memory including a plurality of pages to store information; and a page manager coupled to the memory, the page manager to access metadata of a page table entry associated with a page of the memory and update usage information of an entry of a database, the entry of the database associated with the page of the memory. The page manager may cause at least a portion of the memory to be dynamically powered down based at least in part on the usage information.
Intel Corporation


05/05/16
20160124486 

Distributed power budgeting


A distributed power management system is configured determine a node power consumption of a node during a first time interval. The system can determine a node power cap.
International Business Machines Corporation


05/05/16
20160124484 

A mobile platform and a method therein


A method for controlling powering of a mobile platform 201 comprising a first finite state machine (fsm) 202 and a second fsm 203. The method comprises synchronizing the first fsm with the second fsm, wherein the first fsm is arranged on a first integrated circuit (ic) 207 comprised in the mobile platform and configured to control a first power management unit (pmu) 205 arranged on the first ic, and wherein the second fsm is arranged on a second ic 208 comprised in the mobile platform and configured to control a second pmu 206 arranged on the second ic, whereby the first pmu and the second pmu are synchronized to operate simultaneously during rank-up and rank-down, thereby providing power control of the mobile platform..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


05/05/16
20160124482 

Management apparatus and power management method


A power management apparatus and a power management method are provided. The method includes the following steps.
Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.


05/05/16
20160124479 

Peer to peer power management


An apparatus and associated method contemplating first and second electronic devices configured to execute input/output (i/o) commands via a network. At least one of the electronic devices has a power manager application configured to control an amount of power supplied to the one of the electronic devices based on an amount of power being supplied to one or more of the electronic devices..
Spectra Logic Corporation


05/05/16
20160124478 

Configurable power management integrated circuit


In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a programmable power management integrated circuit is presented. An integrated circuit can include a plurality of cells, each cell including at least one driver for a switchable element; and a switch matrix and controller coupled to the plurality of cells, the switch matrix and controller being programmable to configure at least one power channel, each power channel including at least one cell of the plurality of cells.
Progranalog Corp.


05/05/16
20160124451 

Power management method and power management device


A power management method includes a prediction step s101, an extraction step s104, and a presentation step. In the prediction step s101, it is predicted whether an integral power consumption will exceed a predetermined value during a reference time.
Kyocera Corporation


05/05/16
20160124450 

Power management device


A power management device managing electric power in a load facility group including plural load facilities includes: a detector that detects an instantaneous value of power consumption for each of the plural load facilities; a forecaster that forecasts an instantaneous value of power consumption for each of the plural load facilities; an operation unit that obtains a difference between the value detected by the detector and the value forecasted by the forecaster, for each of the plural load facilities; a controller that outputs a storage command or a discharge command based on whether the difference obtained by the operation unit is positive or negative; and a storage/discharge device that stores/discharges electricity based on the storage command or the discharge command output by the controller. The power management device can respond to instantaneous and steep power consumption amount change in a load facility to enable efficient use of power..
Toshiba Mitsubishi-electric Industrial Systems Corporation


04/28/16
20160119153 

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.


04/28/16
20160118884 

System and improving the utility of regulators and associated methods


An integrated circuit (ic) includes a first circuit that is powered by a first supply voltage, and a second circuit that is powered by a second supply voltage. The second supply voltage has a lower level than the first supply voltage.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.


04/28/16
20160118804 

Equipment power management system


An equipment power management system in accordance with the present invention has a plurality of electrical devices and a control device. The electrical devices can operate in any one of multiple operational states different from each other in power consumption of a commercial power source.
Nec Corporation


04/28/16
20160118793 

Wireless power control and metrics


A system and method for reducing load across a portion of a power grid. The system (400) includes an access manager device (200) that forms part of a local power management network (600) and is configured for communication with a smartphone (10) and a smartmeter (300)..
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd


04/28/16
20160118012 

Power management method and power management device


A power management method and a power management device for a display are disclosed, including: comparing contents in an original frame image with contents in a previous image to generate a plurality of successive second periods with first stages and second stages, shortening a plurality of time intervals in the first pulse timing distribution and outputting the first pulse timing distribution for displaying a first sub-frame image on the display during the first stage of one of the plurality of successive second periods, and shortening a plurality of time intervals in the second pulse timing distribution and outputting the second pulse timing distribution for displaying a second sub-frame image on the display during the first stage of the other one of the plurality of successive second periods; and turning off the driving circuit of the display in the second stages.. .
Au Optronics Corporation


04/28/16
20160117269 

System and providing universal serial bus link power management policies in a processor environment


One particular example implementation may include an apparatus that includes logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic configured to: determine that a first device maintains a link to a platform in a selective suspend state; assign a first latency value to the first device; identify at least one user detectable artifact when a second device exits the selective suspend state; and assign, to the second device, a second latency value that is different from the first value.. .
Intel Corporation


04/28/16
20160117125 

Authoritative power management


An apparatus and associated method for interfacing a plurality of electronic devices with a network to execute input/output (i/o) commands. A power manager is configured to individually control amounts of power supplied to each of the electronic devices.
Spectra Logic Corporation


04/28/16
20160116970 

Power management


Processor power may be managed by executing state storage and power gating instructions after receiving an idle indication. The idle indication may be received while the processor is executing instructions in a first mode, and the processor may execute the state storage and power gating instructions in a second mode.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116969 

Memory power savings in idle display case


In an embodiment, a system includes a memory controller that includes a memory cache and a display controller configured to control a display. The system may be configured to detect that the images being displayed are essentially static, and may be configured to cause the display controller to request allocation in the memory cache for source frame buffer data.
Apple Inc.


04/28/16
20160116960 

Power management using external sensors and data


A method of managing power state transitions for a computing system based on the proximity of a user may include determining a location of a mobile device, determining a distance between the location of the mobile device and a location of a computing system to determine whether the mobile device is located within a first threshold distance from the computing system, and in response to determining that the mobile device is located within the first threshold distance from the computing system, transitioning the computing system from a first power state to a second power state.. .
Ati Technologies Ulc


04/28/16
20160116959 

Device power management state transition latency advertisement for faster boot time


Methods and apparatus relating to device power management state transition latency advertisement for faster boot time are described. In some embodiments, a storage unit stores a value corresponding to a requisite transition delay period for a first agent to exit from a low power consumption state.
Intel Corporation


04/28/16
20160116956 

Semiconductor device and semiconductor system including the same


In a semiconductor device for power management and a semiconductor system including the same, the semiconductor device includes an open loop source generator configured to generate an open loop source, an interface configured to output a dynamic voltage source (dvs) code based on the open loop source, a monitoring unit configured to receive a power supply voltage generated based on the dvs code as a feedback and generate a monitoring signal, and a phase difference measurement unit configured to compare the open loop source with the monitoring signal and set a hold time corresponding to an arithmetic period in a closed loop.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160116933 

Managing power utilized within a local power network


Power utilized in a local power network may be managed. The local power network may include a power management system.
Inscope Energy, Llc


04/28/16
20160116932 

Power supply system, power management apparatus, power management method, and power management program


To ensure the electricity storage amount of a power storage device in preparation for the peak period of power consumption when supplying power to a plurality of devices, a power management apparatus includes a controller that controls the plurality of devices that receive a distribution of total power supplied from the power storage device and another power supply, an acquirer that acquires the remaining electric energy of the power storage device, and a determiner that determines whether the remaining electric energy of the power storage device is not more than a first predetermined value. If the remaining electric energy of the power storage device is not more than the first predetermined value, the controller controls the plurality of devices such that the power from the other power supply is distributed to the power storage device..
Nec Corporation


04/28/16
20160116924 

Method and system for extending the lifetime of multi-core integrated circuit devices


Embodiments of a method and system are disclosed. One embodiment of an integrated circuit device is disclosed.
Nxp B.v.


04/21/16
20160112956 

Access and power management for centralized networks


A system and method for managing power in a subnet having a hub in communication with one or more nodes is disclosed. The hub and nodes communicate using one or more non-contention access methods, such as scheduled, polled or posted access.

04/21/16
20160111958 

Power management integrated circuit for supplying load current information and electronic device having the same


An electronic device includes a power management integrated circuit (pmic) including a plurality of regulators. Each of the plurality of regulators has a current meter configured to measure a respective load current.

04/21/16
20160110309 

Device power management state transition latency advertisement for faster boot time


Methods and apparatus relating to device power management state transition latency advertisement for faster boot time are described. In some embodiments, a storage unit stores a value corresponding to a requisite transition delay period for a first agent to exit from a low power consumption state.

04/21/16
20160109929 

Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines


Efficient power management of a system with virtual machines is disclosed. In particular, such efficient power management may enable coordination of system-wide power changes with virtual machines.

04/21/16
20160109914 

Wearable device without a power button


An example of a wearable device, such as a head mounted device, without a power button while still implementing the functions of a typical power button is provided. A sensor may be positioned adjacent to a hinge so as to detect the orientation thereof, such as detecting whether the hinge is in the opened or closed position.

04/21/16
20160109261 

Sensor power management


A sensor power management arrangement includes a signal processing circuit configured to receive signal from a sensor, to test the signal against at least one criterion, and to pass the signal for further processing in response to the signal passing the at least one criterion. In this way, only signals that are of a sufficient importance or significance will consume the maximum amount of processing energy and through processing by later processes or circuitry.

04/21/16
20160106990 

Automatic power management for external defibrillators


An emergency medical device includes a power source (12) configured to power one or more subsystems of the device. A user activity detection module (56) is configured to sense user activity in the one or more subsystems, and a clinical activity detection module (54) is configured to sense clinical activity in the one or more subsystems.

04/14/16
20160105855 

Method and system for managing transmitting power of communications devices equipped with a plurality of antennas


A method for managing transmitting power of communications devices equipped with multiple antennas. The method enables a first antenna configuration of the plurality of antennas in accordance with a first pre-determined rule.

04/14/16
20160105043 

Power management system that changes the operating conditions of a battery charger


Some embodiments relate to a power management system. The power management system includes a generator that provides a voltage output to a bus.

04/14/16
20160105032 

Wireless power reception device and electronic device including the same


A wireless power reception device may include a plurality of wireless power receiving units receiving power wirelessly, and a plurality of power management units respectively connected to the plurality of wireless power receiving units and outputting charging currents according to a plurality of power control signals by using power received from the plurality of wireless power receiving units.. .

04/14/16
20160102624 

Maximum available engine power management


A load management system for reducing engine lug during transient conditions is disclosed. The load management system may include a driven component, a power source configured to drive the driven component, and a controller in communication with the driven component and the power source.

04/07/16
20160100420 

Techniques for managing power on an uplink component carrier transmitted over a shared radio frequency spectrum band


Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes identifying a first uplink component carrier of a plurality of component carriers configured for a user equipment (ue); determining that the first uplink component carrier is transmitted over a shared radio frequency spectrum band; and performing a power management operation on the first uplink component carrier, for a current subframe, based at least in part on the determining..
Qualcomm Incorporated


04/07/16
20160100372 

Signal power management in a multicarrier wireless device


A first signal is transmitted starting in a first subframe of a cell of a first cell group. A second signal is configured for transmission in a second subframe of a second cell group.
Ofinno Technologies, Llc


04/07/16
20160100367 

Power management module and method therefor


A power management module comprising a client monitoring component arranged to monitor idle periods for a client component, and derive at least one idle period characteristic value for the client component based at least partly on the monitoring of the idle periods therefore. The power management module further comprises a power mode control component arranged to receive an indication of the client component entering an idle state, cause the client component to be put into a reduced power mode upon expiry of a first period of time, and cause the client component to be brought out of the reduced power mode upon expiry of a second period of time.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099673 

Solar panel system with monocoque supporting structure


A solar panel system comprises a monocoque forming an enlarged self-supporting solar-facing generally-convex support surface when in an installed position supports solar cells attached (or formed directly on it) at optimal angles for capturing solar energy. The monocoque provides a stressed-skin or stiff-sheet support reducing weight while maintaining strength and minimizing cost.

04/07/16
20160099640 

Buck-boost converters and power management integrated circuits including the same


A buck-boost converter includes: a converting circuit; a ripple injector; a hysteresis comparator; and a switching controller. The converting circuit is configured to generate an output voltage by adjusting an input voltage in a buck mode, a boost mode, and a buck-boost mode.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099570 

Compact omnidirectional modular power harvesting system


The present invention relates to a compact omnidirectional energy harvesting system consisting of a semi-spherical (geodesic dome) shaped photovoltaic collector- and vertical-axis wind turbine, equipped with a power management system to convert, optimize and store the resulting solar, wind and auxiliary energy into electrical energy. The present invention has auxiliary energy capture ports to harvest ambient energies such as thermoelectric, piezoelectric, electromechanical, hydroelectric, rectifying antenna, electrostatic and electrochemical through plug-in modules.

04/07/16
20160099072 

Non-volatile semiconductor memory having multiple external power supplies


A memory device includes core memory such as flash memory for storing data. The memory device includes a first power input to receive a first voltage used to power the flash memory.
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.


04/07/16
20160098075 

Method and a zero voltage processor sleep state


Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A processor may include a dedicated cache memory.

04/07/16
20160098070 

Voltage droop reduction in a processor


A processor is provided having a common supply rail, and one or more processor cores, where the one or more processor cores share the common supply rail. Each processor core(s) includes a core dipc value output and a core throttling signal input, and a chip power management logic, which has at least one input for inputting the core dipc value, a threshold register for a dipc threshold value, a chip dipc register for a current global dipc value, at least one chip dipc history register for a historic global dipc value, a subtractor providing an absolute difference of an average historic global dipc derived from the historic global dipc value and the current global dipc value, a magnitude comparator providing a throttling signal when the absolute difference is above the dipc threshold value, and at least one output for outputting a core throttling signal to the processor core(s)..
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160095225 

Inductor system for multi-phase power management integrated circuits


A semiconductor device includes a first integrated circuit chip, a second integrated circuit chip, a coupled inductor system, and a semiconductor package. The first integrated circuit chip is connected to a substrate and configured to process digital data.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/31/16
20160095062 

Power management in device to device communications


Systems, methods and apparatus for remotely controlling the power management of a mobile device are provided. The system, method, and apparatus may include a mobile terminal wirelessly connected to a sensor platform.
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/31/16
20160094966 

In home transition for data and power management of personal emergency response system (pers) device


A personal emergency response system (pers) includes a call device (10) with a call button (12), lan (20), wan (22), and locator service(s) (26, 42). The pers further includes a hub or gateway device (30).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/31/16
20160094763 

Asymmetric multiphase boost for display backlights


An asymmetric multiphase boost that provides flash functionality for display backlights. A backlight power management module for a display backlight may implement and control an asymmetric multiphase boost that includes two boost phases: a primary boost phase for typical display backlighting, and a secondary or flash boost phase that provides flash functionality via the display backlight when needed.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160094435 

Fabric discovery for a cluster of nodes


Implementations of discovery functionalities in accordance with the present invention are characterized by being exceptionally minimalistic. A primary reason and benefit for such minimalistic implementations relate to these discovery functionalities being implemented via a management processor and associated resources of a system on a chip (soc) unit as opposed to them being implemented on data processing components of a cluster of nodes (i.e., central processing core components).
Iii Holdings 2, Llc


03/31/16
20160094088 

Lighting unit having energy harvesting power management system


The present invention relates to a light unit comprising a power management system being capable of delivering electrical power from a power generating unit of the light unit to an associated power distributing system, said power management system comprising a system controller adapted to deliver power to the power distributing system in accordance with a number of inputs to said system controller.. .
Seneco A/s


03/31/16
20160092274 

Heterogeneous thread scheduling


Heterogeneous thread scheduling techniques are described in which a processing workload is distributed to heterogeneous processing cores of a processing system. The heterogeneous thread scheduling may be implemented based upon a combination of periodic assessments of system-wide power management considerations used to control states of the processing cores and higher frequency thread-by-thread placement decisions that are made in accordance with thread specific policies.
Microsoft Corporation


03/31/16
20160091962 

Method of dynamically scaling a power level of a microprocessor


A power management device includes a workload rate detector configured to adjust a length of a duration period; a power management unit configured to calculate a period workload rate in the duration period; and a voltage-clock provider configured to adjust a power level, based on the period workload rate and/or based on an external command.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091959 

Efficient power management of uart interface


Methods and apparatus relating to efficient and/or robust link power management of a uart (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) interface are described. In an embodiment, logic causes a link to enter into a low power consumption state in response to a message exchange over data lines of a uart (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) interface.
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160091958 

Method and a zero voltage processor sleep state


Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A processor may include a dedicated cache memory.
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160091957 

Power management for memory accesses in a system-on-chip


Techniques and mechanisms to manage power states for a system-on-chip (soc). Multiple modules of the soc include a first module to perform a task including one or more accesses to a memory.

03/31/16
20160091945 

Systems and methods for power and thermal support of information handling resources


In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor, one or more information handling resources communicatively coupled to the processor, and a management controller communicatively coupled to the processor. The management controller may have stored thereon at least one of a power table comprising parameters for power management of the one or more information handling resources and a thermal table comprising parameters for thermal management of the one or more information handling resources, and firmware comprising instructions executable on the management controller and configured to enable a user of the information handling system to, during runtime of the management controller, create a virtual power and thermal table capable of storing one or more entries, each entry setting forth power parameters and thermal parameters for an information handling resource..
Dell Products L.p.


03/31/16
20160091915 

Power management circuit and associated power management method


A power management circuit includes a voltage sensing circuit and a supply voltage adjusting circuit. The voltage sensing circuit is arranged for sensing a plurality of voltages respectively of a plurality of nodes of a pcb to generate a sensing result.
Mediatek Inc.


03/31/16
20160091913 

Smart power management in switches and routers


Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods for analyzing usage information at each of a plurality of network devices of a computing network according to one or more machine learning algorithms and predicting a usage pattern of a corresponding network device at a specific future time. In some embodiments, routing protocol information of a plurality of network devices and one or more corresponding upstream or downstream ports can be collected.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091907 

Power supply interface


Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to circuits, apparatuses, and methods for power management. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a low drop-out (ldo) voltage-regulation circuit configured to generate a regulated voltage from a voltage provided to a supply terminal of the ldo voltage-regulation circuit.
Nxp B.v.


03/24/16
20160087590 

Tunable envelope tracking


A novel method to provide power management to a radio frequency amplifier is described. The method makes use of a dc-ac resonant switching power converter, a resonant tunable network and a rectifier to track the envelope signal of a radio amplifier system.
Eta Semiconductor Inc.


03/24/16
20160085293 

Configuring power management functionality in a processor


In one embodiment, a multicore processor includes cores that can independently execute instructions, each at an independent voltage and frequency. The processor may include a power controller having logic to provide for configurability of power management features of the processor.
Intel Corporation


03/24/16
20160085291 

Power management in a storage compute device


Computations are performed on data objects via two or more data storage sections. The data storage sections facilitate persistently storing the data objects in parallel read/write operations.
Seagate Technology Llc


03/24/16
20160085283 

Electronic apparatus


An electronic apparatus includes an expansion unit having a battery. The electronic apparatus includes a controller and a display.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160080953 

Adjustment of one or more operational parameters of a small cell based on small cell reliability


The disclosure is related to small cell base station power management within a wireless network. In an aspect, at least one metric related to operational and non-operational states of the small cell base station is determined, a reliability state of the small cell base station is determined based on the at least one metric related to the operational and non-operational states of the small cell base station, and one or more operational parameters of the small cell base station are adjusted based on the determined reliability state..
Qualcomm Incorporated


03/17/16
20160080906 

Method and device for demodulating a signal


A method for demodulating a signal is provided. The method includes: acquiring a reference clock signal provided by a power management unit (pmu) in a mobile terminal; determining a moving velocity of the mobile terminal; determining, based on the moving velocity, a doppler frequency shift value generated when the mobile terminal receives a radio frequency (rf) signal transmitted by a base station; and demodulating, according to the reference clock signal and the doppler frequency shift value, the received rf signal..
Xiaomi Inc.


03/17/16
20160078824 

Display apparatus power management controller and methods of operation thereof


This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for powering display light sources. A display can include a dc/dc converter included in a power management integrated circuit (pmic) to serve as the light source driver.
Pixtronix, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078337 

Method of operating smart card and operating smart card system including the same


A smart card may include data storage and transmission circuitry, a plurality of voltage controllers to supply operational power to card circuitry, a plurality of oscillators to supply an internal clock for the card, and power management circuitry. The power management circuitry may be configured to shut down the oscillators and at least one, but not all, voltage controllers during a period after a data transmission is completed..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077961 

Storage module and scheduling memory operations for peak-power management and balancing


A storage module and method for scheduling memory operations for peak-power management and balancing are provided. In one embodiment, a storage module maintains a count of time slots over a period of time.
Sandisk Technologies Inc.


03/17/16
20160077579 

Method for preparing a system for a power loss


In an embodiment, a system includes a power management unit (pmu), a non-volatile memory, a volatile memory, and a processor. The pmu may be configured to generate a power supply voltage, change a state of a status signal responsive to an event, and reduce a voltage level of the power supply voltage responsive to a predetermined period of time elapsing from detecting the event.
Apple Inc.


03/17/16
20160077576 

Technologies for collaborative hardware and software scenario-based power management


Technologies for collaborative hardware-software power management include a computing device having a processor that supports a low-power idle state. The low-power idle state may be connected standby or a low-power audio playback state.

03/17/16
20160077575 

Interface to expose interrupt times to hardware


A power management controller is used to control power management states of a processing device. A register stores a timer tick value accessible to the power management controller.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077571 

Heuristic processor power management in operating systems


Various embodiments provide techniques and devices for heuristics-based processor power management of the processor of a computing device. Processor performance metrics and workload are monitored.
Microsoft Corporation


03/17/16
20160077570 

Distributed information technology infrastructure dynamic policy driven peak power management system


A peak power management system for networked smart it devices. These smart devices have computing capability with at least one cpu and memory and can be networked.
Vigyanlabs Inc.




Power Management topics: Power Management, Access Point, Scheduling, Semiconductor, Semiconductor Device, Semiconductor Devices, User Interface, Data Center, Network Device, Wireless Client, Volatile Memory, Flash Memory, Electronic Device, Microcontroller, Memory Power

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