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7345944 Programmable detection of power failure in an integrated circuit  
A programmable power-failure-detection circuit in an integrated circuit is provided that permits programmable selection of operating modes that either monitor a power supply of the integrated...
7343501 Power-saving device for notebook computer  
A power-saving device implemented as a circuit design for a notebook computer comprises a power supply providing power to notebook computer, a built-in device, a control circuit connecting between...
7343506 Automatic power management of a network powered device  
A system delivers power to a powered device through a local area network using a power sourcing equipment to process data of an interconnected network and to receive power from a first power...
7340625 Process and apparatus for reducing power usage microprocessor devices operating from stored energy sources  
A process and apparatus for preparing said process for reducing the power consumption of microprocessor-based devices by reducing the frequency of the oscillator governing the logical operation of...
7334144 Host-based power savings method and apparatus  
A system which includes a disk drive or other storage device coupled to a host system provides for reduction of the amount or rate of drive power consumption using procedures which are at least...
7330926 Interruption control system  
An interruption control system includes a PIC, an APIC and a power management unit disposed in a south bridge chip of a computer system. In response to the triggering of an interrupt status...
7328049 Pre-resource checking before file download  
The availability of one or more resources consumable in operating a mobile terminal and in downloading a file or collection of files to the terminal is reviewed before the file or collection of...
7328358 High quality and high performance three-dimensional graphics architecture for portable handheld devices  
A high quality and performance 3D graphics architecture suitable for portable handheld devices is provided. The 3D graphics architecture incorporates a module to classify polygons by size and...
7325146 Method and apparatus for generating SMI from ACPI ASL control code to execute complex tasks  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for generation of SMI from ACPI ASL control method code to execute complex tasks including, but not limited to, transferring or searching through large...
7324518 Method and apparatus for transmitting wake-up packets over a network data processing system  
A method in a data processing system for routing a packet to a target data processing system. With the method and apparatus, a global address for the target data processing system is placed in the...
7325149 Power-on management for remote power-on signals to high density server module  
A method and apparatus for managing power in a server system having clustered server modules. A remote power-on signal delivered to a particular server module is routed to a baseboard management...
7323795 Apparatus for powering on by pushing random key  
An apparatus for powering on a terminal with a keypad by randomly selecting any key of the keypad. The keypad includes a plurality of keys, each of which has at least one set of contacts. The...
7320080 Power management over switching fabrics  
A switching fabric handles transactions using a protocol that directs packets based on path routing information. Components participate in transactions using a protocol that issues packets based...
7315954 Hardware switching apparatus for soft power-down and remote power-up  
The invention is a hardware switching apparatus for initiating a soft power-down and a remote power-up in a computer system. The apparatus includes a power supply, a switching device having a...
7308590 Automatic dynamic processor operating voltage control  
A technique to adjust a processor's operating voltage dynamically while preventing a user from placing the processor into a harmful operating voltage state in relation to the core/bus frequency...
7308587 Method and apparatus for preventing the transitioning of computer system power modes while the system is in motion  
A computer apparatus provides control for automatically switching the apparatus between various operating modes requiring varying levels of power consumption. An embedded controller determines...
7305572 Disk drive input sequencing for staggered drive spin-up  
Disk drive spin-up is staggered to reduce peak power requirements. Spin-up of the drives is controlled by selectively delaying voltage inputs to the disk drives. Alternately, spin-up of the drives...
7302281 Wireless LAN utilizability detecting system and method  
The disclosed system, is arranged as an adapter for mounting a wireless LAN card 3 on a data terminal device 2, and it obtains a detection output based on the intensity of wave in a predetermined...
7302581 Storing apparatus and password control method  
A drive preserves a default input password. When there is no password input from the user, the default input password is regarded as a user input password and is compared and collated with a...
7302596 Circuit capable of updating power supply specification of microprocessor and method thereof  
A circuit capable of updating the power supply specification of microprocessor and a method thereof are proposed. The circuit is disposed on a computer motherboard, and makes use of downloaded...
7299371 Hierarchical management for multiprocessor system  
The present invention provides for controlling the power consumption of an element. A first power control command is issued by software for the element. It is determined if the power control...
7299370 Method and apparatus for improved reliability and reduced power in a processor by automatic voltage control during processor idle states  
A method and apparatus automatically transferring to an enhanced low-power state of a processor is disclosed. In one embodiment, either all or a portion of a processor core clock distribution grid...
7299372 Hierarchical management for multiprocessor system with real-time attributes  
The present invention provides for controlling the power consumption of an element. A first power control command is issued by software for the element. It is determined if the power control...
7295197 Flat-panel display apparatus and its control method  
A display apparatus includes a display panel having a plurality of display elements, and a display controller for controlling the display panel in a normal display mode, a first power saving mode,...
7296167 Combined system responses in a chip multiprocessor  
In one embodiment, a node comprises, integrated onto a single integrated circuit chip (in some embodiments), a plurality of processor cores and a node controller coupled to the plurality of...
7293098 System and apparatus for storage and transfer of secure data on web  
The present invention relates to methods and systems for creating secure cookies. The methods can be used to create, receive, and transmit secure cookies, confidential cookies, and authentication...
7291938 Power supply apparatus and method based on parasitic power extraction  
Power supply apparatus and method based on parasitic power extraction is disclosed. Power is extracted from signals that are inbound and/or outbound from an equipment. The extracted power is...
7293187 Image sensing apparatus and power managing method  
If supply of power from a main power source is insufficient but power being supplied from a communication interface (such as a USB interface) is sufficient, an image sensing apparatus (such as a...
7290127 System and method of remotely initializing a local processor  
A system and method of initializing a core processing circuit are disclosed. The core processing circuit is held in a reset state while a reset vector is loaded to one or more registers at a boot...
7290154 Probabilistic and introverted switching to conserve energy in a digital system  
A processor having binary switches is configured to operate at a predetermined probability value that the logical value of each switch is correct. A supply voltage is coupled to the binary...
7287172 System and method for locking user input elements for small computer devices  
A system and method for automatically locking user interface input elements to avoid negative impact of inadvertently pressing a user input element. The method receives an internally generated...
7284138 Deep power saving by disabling clock distribution without separate clock distribution for power management logic  
An apparatus, a method, and a computer program are provided to disable clock distribution. In microprocessors, the clock distribution system can account for a substantial amount of power...
7281150 Methods and apparatus for controlling operation of a data storage system  
A data storage system includes power circuitry configured to provide power signals, storage processing circuitry configured to perform data storage operations, and a packaged microcontroller...
7281142 Apparatus, system, and method for securely providing power supply commands  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for securely providing power supply commands. A security feature is added to the remote management of power-on and power-off sequences. The feature...
7281070 Multiple master inter integrated circuit bus system  
A multiple-master Inter Integrated Circuit (“I2C”) bus system includes a first master device including a first processing device within a first power boundary and a second master device including...
7281144 Power management in communication devices  
Actual power savings achieved by using a power savings mode in a communications device may be increased by analyzing the effects of the power savings mode on delays and using the analysis on which...
7278032 Circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and wireless communication system  
A circuit and operating method for an integrated interface of a PDA and a wireless communication system are disclosed. The circuit includes a PDA-turn-on-wireless-communication-system signal line,...
7278042 Circuit for protecting a motherboard by removing power to the motherboard based on the status of an attached component  
A circuit for protecting a motherboard if a component is not connected properly to its power source, a startup circuit (50) connected to a switch, and a monitoring circuit (70) monitoring the...
7278038 Operational voltage control circuit and method  
A method and apparatus for providing a preferred operating voltage to a memory device as specified by a stored configuration parameter. The apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory configured to...
7278035 System and method of real-time power management utilizing sideband pins that are dedicated to connect for transmitting sideband signal directly without software control  
A system and method of real-time power management for use in computer systems. The system utilization is assessed by a North bridge, and a result is transferred to a South bridge. Thereafter,...
7275165 Information handling system including wireless scanning feature  
An information handling system (IHS) is provided which includes a wireless section that detects the presence of an available wireless network on which the IHS can communicate. When an initialize...
7275170 Performance controller of electronic device, performance controlling method and computer program product  
A performance scheduler creates performance schedule of a battery based on use schedule of applications and residual charge level. A mode controller monitors and controls performance levels of a...
7272731 Information handling system having reduced power consumption  
In response to an information handling system (IHS) being inactive, an instruction to place the IHS's processor in a low power state is generated. Also, in response to the instruction, a first...
7269752 Dynamically controlling power consumption within a network node  
A method and system for controlling power consumption within a network node is disclosed. The method and system include dynamically controlling the power consumption of network processing engines...
7269780 Power management for circuits with inactive state data save and restore scan chain  
An integrated circuit device includes at least one functional module which outputs save data in synchronism with a saving clock signal, a power supply control unit which selects one of the...
7265852 Image forming apparatus, power consumption restriction system, power consumption restriction program, and power consumption restriction method  
A plurality of image forming apparatuses connected with one another via a network each have a power management table A and a power management table B. Each image forming apparatus uses the power...
7263622 Power-saving device for controlling circuit operation, and information processing apparatus  
An information processing apparatus includes a first function block which controls rendering and a second function block which controls operation modes of the first function block. The rendering...
7263625 Power supply controller for changing in a predetermined temporal order a combination of voltages supplied to an information processor  
A power supply controller which controls a power supply unit for supplying a plurality of different voltages has a state register section which stores state values corresponding to a combination...
7260730 Remote power configuration of functions within multifunction apparatus using status and setting screens displayed on external apparatus  
There is provided an information processing apparatus that makes it possible to supply power only for a function desired by the user. A CPU causes a display unit to display a plurality of...
7260728 Windows-based power management method and related portable device  
Disclosed is a windows-based power management method for optimally distributing power for various tasks in a portable device. The power management method includes the following steps: (a)...