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7958508 Method of power-aware job management and computer system  
Provided is a method used in a computer system which includes at least one host computer, the method including managing a job to be executed by the host computer and a power supply of the host...
7954000 Power supply current spike reduction techniques for an integrated circuit  
An integrated circuit includes a first clock island, a second clock island, a clock generator, and a first programmable delay element. The first clock island is configured to receive a first clock...
7953990 Adaptive power control based on post package characterization of integrated circuits  
A method and system of adaptive power control based on post package characterization of integrated circuits. Characteristics of a specific integrated circuit are used to adaptively control power...
7949795 Power conservation in data storage device by only starting the active state when the measured time indicates data is present on the interface  
A storage device for storing data includes: an interface controller connectable to a host via a interface, the interface controller having an active state capable of transmitting data to the host...
7949864 Balanced adaptive body bias control  
Systems and methods of balanced adaptive body bias control. In accordance with a first embodiment of the present invention, a method of balanced adaptive body bias control comprises determining a...
7945711 Appparatus and method for controlling power to USB device  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for controlling power to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device. The present invention provides an apparatus for controlling power to a USB...
7941675 Adaptive power control  
A method and system of adaptive power control. Characteristics of a specific integrated circuit are used to adaptively control power of the integrated circuit.
7936153 On-chip adaptive voltage compensation  
Measurement circuit components are included in an integrated circuit fabricated on a semiconductor substrate. These measurement circuits are connected to a voltage regulation circuit that provides...
7937560 Processor pipeline architecture logic state retention systems and methods  
A solution for retaining a logic state of a processor pipeline architecture are disclosed. A comparator is positioned between two stages of the processor pipeline architecture. A storage capacitor...
7937601 Programmable system on a chip  
A programmable system-on-a-chip integrated circuit device comprises a programmable logic block, a non-volatile memory block, an analog sub-system, an analog input/output circuit block, and a...
7934107 Power management system and method  
A power management system comprises a power management module configured to determine a power draw limit for operating an electronic device by a power source, the power management module...
7930572 Method and apparatus for reducing memory current leakage a mobile device  
A processing system includes a processor (20) having an idle mode node for generating an idle mode signal indicating whether the processor is in an idle mode and a memory (22) having a data...
7925901 Method and system for estimating processor utilization from power measurements  
A method and system for estimating processor utilization from power measurements provides an estimate of processor utilization that can be computed outside of the processor and operating system....
7925900 I/O co-processor coupled hybrid computing device  
An apparatus and method provide power to perform functions on a computing device. In one example, the apparatus contains multiple processors that may operate at different power levels to consume...
7921306 Method and system for distributing power to networked devices  
One embodiment disclosed relates to a system for power distribution to network devices. The system includes a plurality of network switches each having an internal power supply and a plurality of...
7921312 System and method for providing adaptive voltage scaling with multiple clock domains inside a single voltage domain  
A system and method is disclosed for providing a plurality of hardware performance monitors for adaptive voltage scaling in an integrated circuit system that comprises a plurality of clock...
7917785 Method of optimizing performance of multi-core chips and corresponding circuit and computer program product  
A method of optimizing performance of a multi-core chip having a plurality of cores includes the steps of determining a Vdd-frequency SCHMOO characteristic for each of the plurality of cores...
7917779 Power control apparatus for motherboard  
A power control apparatus for automatically turning on and off a motherboard, the power control apparatus includes a power supply supplying electric power to the motherboard periodically, a...
7908497 Communication bus power state management  
Methods and apparatus to manage communication bus power states are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a bus including a master node and at least a first slave node, logic to...
7908505 Apparatus, system, and method for event, time, and failure state recording mechanism in a power supply  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for event, time, and failure state recording in a power supply. Disclosed is a power supply that receives AC voltage as an input and provides...
7904604 Expedited and low power command sequence servicing  
Method and apparatus for servicing commands such as the type issued by a host device to load an operating system from an associated data storage device. A controller is adapted to, upon receipt of...
7900071 Apparatus and method to manage power in a computing device  
A method to manage power in a computing device comprising a controller assembly and a storage assembly comprising a plurality of data storage devices, by selecting a processor parameter,...
7900067 Battery powered device with dynamic and performance management  
A computing device operates over a range of voltages and frequencies and over a range of processor usage levels. The computing device includes at least a variable frequency generator, a variable...
7895456 Reduced guard band for power over Ethernet  
A method of controlling a power over Ethernet system, the method comprising: sequentially powering a plurality of powered devices over communication cabling; determining a first total power...
7895458 Power control apparatus and method thereof  
A power control apparatus including an active block in which power is always maintained in an on state and an N number of power management units having a hierarchical structure where N is a...
7895455 Dynamic converter control for efficient operation  
Dynamically managing power consumption in a computer system having at least two parallel power converters in order to improve efficiency. A maximum power capacity for each of the power converters...
7895454 Instruction dependent dynamic voltage compensation  
A method for compensating for dynamic IR (voltage) drop for instruction execution. In a data processing system having a memory, and a central processing unit (CPU), where the CPU includes an...
7894085 Image forming apparatus and method of controlling same  
A image forming apparatus 100 has a network interface 103 for receiving data transmitted from an external apparatus, and a control unit 102 for interpreting content of data received by the network...
7890781 Dynamic voltage transitions  
The operating voltage of an integrated circuit (e.g., a processor) is changed in response to one or more conditions (e.g., a laptop computer is connected to an AC power source). Both the operating...
7890780 Systems and methods for managing power for data storage devices  
An information handling system may include a processor, a tape drive coupled to the processor, and a cache control module. The cache control module may be configured to receive a request from the...
7890778 Power-off methods for portable electronic devices  
In some embodiments of the invention, a graphical user interface in an electronic device with a touch screen display and power switch includes one or more user-interface objects to assist a user...
7886165 Power management for Power-over-Ethernet-capable switch  
A system and method is described that allows a PoE-capable switch to selectively provide power to one or more remote devices in an instance where power being supplied to the switch itself is...
7886173 Transitioning computing devices from secondary power to primary power after corresponding, independent delay times  
A method for powering a system is described. The method includes receiving a signal that indicates availability of a primary power source to supply operating power to a plurality of computing...
7882373 System and method of reducing power consumption in a storage system through shortening of seek distances  
Described is a storage system and method for reducing power consumption in a storage system by shortening seek distances associated with input/output (I/O) requests to a physical disk drive. A...
7882334 Processor pipeline architecture logic state retention systems and methods  
A system, method and program product for retaining a logic state of a processor pipeline architecture are disclosed. A comparator is positioned between two stages of the processor pipeline...
RE42079 Method and apparatus allowing a battery to regain charge in a handheld device without an applied external charge while still supplying power selected designated components  
An embodiment includes a power management method for regulating power to a handheld computer. A source voltage is received from a battery module. The source voltage is regulated to power a...
7877619 Power mode control method and circuitry  
In some embodiments, a power up (or power mode) interface is provided whereby a chip's power up signals are encoded into multiple states to provide more functions than the number of signals used...
7877815 Battery authentication in a wireless communication device  
Multiple battery authentication security levels and procedures alert a user of counterfeit or unapproved batteries that are installed after manufacture of the wireless communication device. In an...
7877590 Consistent data storage subsystem configuration replication  
Consistency for replicating data storage subsystem configurations in accordance with a “golden” configuration file. A data storage subsystem comprises a blade system with a plurality of slots, the...
7876128 Voltage sequence output circuit  
A voltage sequence output circuit includes a sequence control circuit and a number of voltage output circuits. The sequence control circuit includes a first NOR gate, and the first NOR gate...
7873841 Method of maintaining a USB active state without data transfer  
A USB bus-powered device in Suspend state that requires active bus state power levels, but has no data transfer need, may initiate Resume signaling to return a USB bus segment to active state,...
7873851 Powering disk drive spinup  
A method is used in powering disk drive spinup. A disk drive is powered with a primary power source and is temporarily powered with a secondary power source in addition to the primary power...
7870402 Control method of storage system, storage system, and storage apparatus  
When power to a storage device is turned on and the storage device can accept a data input and output request being transmitted from an information processing device, the storage device transmits...
7870407 Dynamic processor power management device and method thereof  
A processor can operate in different power modes. In an active power mode, the processor executes software. In response to receiving a halt indication from the software, hardware at the processor...
7865708 Consistent data storage subsystem configuration replication in accordance with sequence information  
Consistency for replicating data storage subsystem configurations in accordance with a “golden” configuration file. A data storage subsystem comprises a blade system with a plurality of slots, the...
7863778 Power controlling integrated circuit cell  
A power controlling integrated circuit cell is provided within an integrated circuit power grid to selectively couple an unswitched power supply input to a switched power supply output. The power...
7861099 Method and apparatus for user-activity-based dynamic power management and policy creation for mobile platforms  
A method and apparatus for user activity-based dynamic power management and policy creation for mobile platforms are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the monitoring of one or more...
7861101 Reconfigurable signal processor  
A reduction in circuit size and in power consumption is provided. A signal processor includes: processor elements 501, which are mapped by circuit reconfiguration; processor elements 502a and...
7856568 Electronic apparatus and peak power-controlling method related thereto  
An electronic apparatus (200) comprises processors (20)-(22), devices (30)-(33), and a peak power-managing unit (10). The peak power-managing unit (10) includes a power information storage unit...
7856564 Techniques for preserving media play mode information on media devices during power cycling  
An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status...