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20130031387CLOSED-LOOP EFFICIENCY MODULATION FOR USE IN NETWORK POWERED APPLICATIONS - Methods for reducing power dissipation from an input power source in a telecommunications system are disclosed. In one embodiment the method includes: utilizing a first I2C device to monitor an input voltage and input current to a remote unit; providing the input voltage and input current to a main microprocessor for calculating an input power; utilizing a second I2C device to monitor an output voltage and output current from the remote unit; providing the output voltage and output current to the main microprocessor for calculating an output power; calculating a power efficiency of the remote unit at the main microprocessor based on the input power and the output power; utilizing a third I2C device to provide the power efficiency of the remote unit to a digital power manager; and utilizing the digital power manager to control the DA trim output to a DC/DC converter.01-31-2013
20120173900PROVIDING POWER OVER ETHERNET WITHIN A VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A power distribution and management system within a vehicle operates to provide power over Ethernet to a plurality of powered devices coupled to a vehicular communication network of the vehicle.07-05-2012
20120173898REMOTE-CONTROLLED COMPUTER SYSTEM - A remote-controlled computer system includes a computer system electrically linked to a remote control device. The remote control device receives a manual operation to generate a manual trigger signal sent to the computer system. The computer system includes a motherboard, a power supply and a status control unit. The motherboard receives continuously the manual trigger signal and sends a power ON/OFF signal to start or stop the power supply. The power supply provides electric power to the motherboard for booting and a power activating signal to the motherboard. The status control unit is electrically connected to the motherboard, power supply and remote control device. The status control unit receives the manual trigger signal from the remote control device and transmits to the motherboard. The status control unit also detects absence of the power activating signal output from the power supply and stops sending the manual trigger signal.07-05-2012
20120246497CONTROLLING AND MINIMIZING ELECTRICAL POWER CONSUMED BY ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS CONNECTED TO A NETWORKED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for controlling and minimizing electrical power consumption of a plurality of lights and electronic devices connected to a networked computing environment, wherein asset and space management software can be utilized to monitor and remotely turn off the electronic devices that are determined as not being utilized, based on observed indicators of inactivity associated with the electronic devices. Specifically, the location of the electronic devices are determined and then registered and stored in a database, wherein the electronic devices include desktop computers, laptops, phones, and heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that are connected to the networked computing environment.09-27-2012
20100077239System and Method for Controlling Power Delivered to a Powered Device Based on Cable Characteristics - A system and method for discovering a cable type and resistance for Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. Cabling power loss in PoE applications is related to the resistance of the cable itself. A PHY can be designed to measure electrical characteristics (e.g., insertion loss, cross talk, length, etc.) of the Ethernet cable to enable determination of the cable resistance. The determined resistance can be used in powering decisions and in adjusting power budgets allocated to power source equipment ports.03-25-2010
20130080802Emergency Mobile Device Power Source - In various aspects, a portable electronic device includes electrical components supported by a housing, the electrical components including a user interface coupled to a processor and a storage medium including an emergency power storage module coupled to the processor. The portable apparatus further includes one or more power storage devices configured to provide electrical energy to the electrical components, at least one power storage device operably controlled by the emergency power storage module to provide emergency electrical energy to the electronic components for an emergency communication.03-28-2013
20100037071Using Internet to control delivery of power to a set of remote loads(devices) - This application describes an original concept, model, design, method and components of controlling delivery of power to one or many loads through the internet. It supports global power management as a service model. This service can be optimized with different criteria including but not limited to priority, efficiency, savings, costs, performance, season and time of the day . . . and this service can be implemented by computer software. The design consists of (i) Internet and its distributed data centers/computer clusters/databases/application software/Internet service provider (ii) a new type of web-enabled power cycler (iii) one or more gateway and another new type of wireless PAN/LAN/WAN-enabled power cyclers (iv) devices capable of accessing Internet for remote control.02-11-2010
20130080801COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER TO EXTERNAL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A computer system includes multiple ports to which at least one external device is connected and which are connectable to multiple power supplying lines branched from a power supplying line for supplying electric power to the at least one external device; a switching unit which controls connections between the power supplying lines and the ports; and a controller which controls the switching unit so that two or more power supplying lines among the power supplying lines are connected to a first port, to which one of the at least one external device is connected, among the ports.03-28-2013
20130080800Energy Use Control System and Method - Devices and systems control energy usage in accordance with instructions from a head end system. A device may be instructed to cease energy consumption. Another device may allow users to override some instructions. Messages may be provided to users to request the cessation of energy consumption; the users may, but need not comply.03-28-2013
20130042124ENERGY MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An energy management system has an application storage, an application executing unit, a plurality of network interfaces, a policy setting unit configured to set whether each application should be permitted to access each of the network interfaces, a policy storage configured to store identification information for each application set by the policy setting unit, and access permit/inhibit information showing whether the application is permitted to access each of the network interfaces, an I/F management unit managing a correspondence relationship between a network address and each of the network interfaces, and to specify a network interface used by the application executed by the application executing unit, and an access controller configured to judge whether the application executed by the application executing unit is permitted to access the network interface to be used thereby, based on the access permit/inhibit information stored in the policy storage.02-14-2013
20100042855SYSTEM EMPLOYING SIGNALING AT A POWERED COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE TO MODIFY OR OVERRIDE A POWER-WITHHOLDING POLICY AT A POWER-SOURCING EQUIPMENT - A power-sourcing equipment (PSE) has a powered communications interface to which a powered device (PD) is coupled. The PD presents a valid PD signature indicating that the PD is attached and capable of receiving normal operating power from the PSE. Per a power-withholding policy, the PSE operates in a power-withholding state to withhold the normal operating power notwithstanding the valid PD signature, and monitors for a signal via the powered communications interface indicating that the normal operating power should be delivered to the PD. The signal may be an alternative signature generated by a user-activated switch for example. In response to receiving the signal in the power-withholding state, the PSE enters a power-providing state in which it provides the normal operating power to the PD notwithstanding the power-withholding policy. An intermediate device (dongle) may be employed to generate the signal.02-18-2010
20090158065IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND POWER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided is an image processing apparatus including a microcomputer, a standby power supply unit to supply standby power to the microcomputer, a power control port to receive an external control signal, and a power controller to supply the standby power or to cut off the standby power supplied to the microcomputer according to an external control signal if the external power control signal is supplied.06-18-2009
20090158064Home network client and server including energy-away control element and control method thereof - Provided are a home network client and server including an energy-away control element (ECE), and a control method thereof. A client advertises an ECE serving as a functional block of each service unit. The advertisement is recognized and the ECE is registered by a plug and play method. An ECE to be controlled is searched and selected among registered ECEs. State checking and management are performed on the selected ECE. The ECE is defined by each service unit in the home network server and client, and energy is controlled for each ECE, so that the energy consumption can be reduced.06-18-2009
20090125735Active idle communication system - To reduce power consumption and heat generation, an active idle system is proposed that monitors for an idle period and then, after a predetermined time, initiates a silent period. During the silent period data and idle frames are not transmitted. During the silent period, one or more transceiver components may be turned off or forced into some other power saving mode. The predetermined time may be any amount of time and is selected to balance network usage and power savings. Periodically during the silent period, such as at predetermined times, one or more sync or idle frames are transmitted. Received sync or idle frames are processed to maintain receiver settings, synchronization or equalizer adaptation. Restoring active data communication may occur by monitoring the channel during silent periods for a request or only during the predetermined times when sync or idle frames are sent.05-14-2009
20090125734Power supply controlling system - A power supply controlling system includes a receiving device, a power supply device, and a transmitting device connected to an information processing apparatus. The receiving device includes a transmitting portion that transmits a switch signal of a power supply switch used for on/off of the power supply device to the transmitting device via second signal lines used for the reception of a second video signal, which are different from first signal lines used for the reception of a first video signal. The transmitting device includes an acquiring portion that acquires the switch signal from the second signal lines on which the second video signal and the switch signal are mixed, and an outputting portion that outputs the switch signal to the power supply device. The receiving device and the transmitting device are connected with a single cable including the first and the second signal lines.05-14-2009
20090125733METHOD FOR REMOTE POWER CONTROL AND THE CIRCUIT THEREOF - The present invention provides a remote control system for a power supply, comprising a display data channel (DDC); a first control circuit electrically connected to said DDC, coding and sending a control signal through said DDC to control said power supply; a second control circuit electrically connected to said DDC, receiving and decoding said control signal through said DDC to control said power supply.05-14-2009
20120166826BUS-HANDLING - A processor, comprising a processing unit having an active state and a sleep state in which at least one of its sub-sections is inactive and a communication port adapted to receive signals from external units over a bus, which is configured to be not fully operative when the processor is in the sleep state. The processor additionally includes a bus monitoring unit configured to stall the bus responsive to identifying transmissions on the bus directed to the communication port, while the processing unit is in the sleep state and to indicate to the communication port that a transmission started while it was in the sleep state.06-28-2012
20130047009COMPUTING DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR TESTING STABILITY OF SERVER - In a method for testing stability of a server using a computing device, a power act that is executed by the server and a number of times for executing the predetermined power act are predetermined. The computing device periodically sends a control command to a baseboard management controller (BMC) of the server for controlling the server to execute the predetermined power act, and counts a number of times the server executes the predetermined power act. The computing device determines that the server stably executes the predetermined power act if the counted number of times reaches the predetermined number of times, or determines that the server does not stably execute the predetermined power act if the counted number of times does not reach the predetermined number of times.02-21-2013
20130047008WIRELESS CHARGING METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMPUTER PERIPHERAL DEVICE - A wireless charging method of the present invention is applied to a wireless computer peripheral device. Firstly, the access points that are able to emit wireless radio waves and located near a computer are searched by the computer. After a target access point is selected, the connection information about the target access point is transmitted to the wireless computer peripheral device. According to the connection information, the connection between the wireless computer peripheral device and the target access point is established. Consequently, the charging signal can be acquired by the wireless computer peripheral device, and the wireless charging operation will be performed. By the wireless charging method of the present invention, the wireless charging feasibility and convenience will be enhanced.02-21-2013
20100070783ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER CONTROL METHOD - An electronic device capable of controlling a power state of an external device from a first power state (ex. “Standby”) to a second power state (ex. “ON”) includes a determination unit operable to determine whether information indicating linkage is stored in a storage unit when it is detected that communication between the electronic device and the external device is enabled, and a transmitting unit operable to transmit a control signal for controlling power state of the external device. When the information indicating linkage is not stored in the storage unit, the transmitting unit stores the information indicating linkage and transmits the control signal for controlling power state of the external device to the second power state to the external device. When the information indicating linkage is stored in the storage unit, the transmitting unit refrains from transmitting the control signal to the external device.03-18-2010
20100275043NETWORK SYSTEM, NETWORK MONITOR AND METHOD FOR RESETTING NETWORK MONITOR - A network system includes a server computer connected to at least one client device and configured to perform at least one operation corresponding to an operation signal received from the at least one client device, and transmitting result data based on the performed operation to a corresponding client device and the at least one client device configured to transmit the operation signal in response to an input from a user, receive the result data transmitted from the server computer and processing the result data, wherein the at least one of the client devices configured to determine whether the result data from the server computer is normal and perform power halting operation for a predetermined time period based on a determination that the result data is abnormal.10-28-2010
20120191992ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH MAIN MICROCOMPUTER AND SUB MICROCOMPUTER - The present invention discloses an electronic device having a main microcomputer that controls some functions of the electronic device, and a sub microcomputer that executes a process according to an operation input from an external device by using a control program. The sub microcomputer has a first memory that stores plural control programs respectively corresponding to each different specification of the electronic device. The main microcomputer has a second memory that stores specification information to specify the electronic device and sends a selection instruction of the specification to the sub microcomputer based on the specification information stored in the second memory. The sub microcomputer selects the control program corresponding to the specification indicated by the selection instruction from the plural control programs stored in the first memory and then executes a process according to the selected control program.07-26-2012
20130073881EXTENSIBLE EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY - An extensible external power supply is applied to a computer host. The extensible external power supply includes a plurality of power modules, a power integrated unit, and a voltage conversion unit. Each power module receives an AC input voltage to produce an output power. The power integrated unit is electrically connected to the power modules to receive the output powers and produce a DC output voltage. The voltage conversion unit is electrically connected to the power integrated unit to receive the DC output voltage and convert a voltage level of the DC output voltage into different voltage levels.03-21-2013
20090077396TECHNIQUES FOR COLLABORATIVE POWER MANAGEMENT FOR HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - Techniques for collaborative power management for heterogeneous networks are described. An apparatus may include a first node having a managed power system and a power management module to manage power states for the managed power system. The power management module may be operative to communicate power state information with a second node over a communications connection, and manage the power states for the managed power system based on power state information for the second node. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-19-2009
20120226921METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An image processing apparatus includes a chipset unit which processes data; a connector which includes a plurality of terminals, and is configured to connect with a cable so that the chipset unit can transmit and receive a signal to and from an external device; a switching unit which supplies power to the external device through a first terminal of the connector, and selectively controls a switching operation regarding whether or not to supply power to the first terminal on the basis of a signal state of a second terminal of the connector when the cable is connected to the connector. A control method of the image processing apparatus is also disclosed.09-06-2012
20110047395Platform Communication Protocol - A host chipset heartbeat may be utilized, in some embodiments, to handle interrupts from external devices on a power efficient basis. The availability of the host chipset heartbeat may be signaled to external devices and those external devices may time their activities to a period of time when not only are resources available, but the assertion of the activity is advantageous because the host chipset is already transitioning from a lower power consumption state.02-24-2011
20130067254HOST COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN HOST COMPUTER AND SLAVE DEVICE - In a method for transmitting data between a host computer and a slave device, the host computer connects to a slave device through a data communication port. The slave device is equipped with a power supply that includes at least one capacitor. The power supply is charged through the host computer using the capacitor when the host computer is powered on. The method controls the host computer sends data to the slave device, and controls the capacitor to discharge to provide power to the slave device for a period of time when the host computer is powered off, and stores the data packet into the slave device during the period of time. The method further retrieves the data from the storage device when the host computer is powered on, and resends the data to the slave device through the data communication port.03-14-2013
20120117395INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a power switch which is turned ON and OFF for supplying and cutting off power; a power supply portion which supplies power to each portion through the power switch; an operation control portion to which power is supplied from the power supply portion regardless of the ON or OFF state of the power switch, which controls power supply to a main storage device including a built-in cache memory based on software; a measurement portion which measures temperature of a measurement target; and a power control portion which is controlled by the operation control portion and controls power supply to the main storage device from the power supply portion.05-10-2012
20120117394SERVER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING POWER OFF - A method for processing power-off suitable for a server system is provided. The server system includes a first node, a second node, and a power supply. The first and second nodes share the power supply. The method includes the following steps. A power-off process is performed by the first and second nodes respectively according to a power-off signal. An interception process is activated to intercept a completion signal generated in the power-off process, and an interrupt is triggered. The interrupt is performed by an interrupt handler, so as to detect whether the first and second nodes complete a power-off process. When the first and second nodes already complete the power-off process, the interception process is inactivated and the generated completion signal is recovered and transferred to the power supply for turning off a power.05-10-2012
20110022862POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE THEREOF - A disclosed power supply device includes a power supply unit configured to switch supply or non-supply of power from an external power supply to an electronic apparatus, and a receiving unit configured to receive a control command for controlling the switching with the power supply unit from a remote controller.01-27-2011
20110022861REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN DATA CENTERS HAVING NODES FOR HOSTING VIRTUAL MACHINES - According to an aspect of the present invention, nodes for hosting of new virtual machines (VM) are selected according to approaches designed to reduce power consumption in a grid. In an embodiment, the approaches are designed to facilitate the possibility of freeing one or more nodes from hosting VMs to power down the nodes, thereby reducing power consumption. Thus, an example approach is based on provisioning a new VM on a node which currently (immediately prior to provisioning) has the maximum resource consumption. Another example approach is based on provisioning a new VM on a node which currently has small-sized VMs in terms of resource requirements. In yet another embodiment, the approach is based on provisioning a new VM on a node located in a geographical area having low power tariffs.01-27-2011
20090235096Network Connection Device - An assembly for transmitting data and/or power comprises a “Power over Ethernet” (PoE) control device having a plurality of connection ports for connection thereto of one or more network connection devices. The assembly includes connected via the ports plural network connection devices that are each capable of transmitting data and/or power over a cabling network, and are each connected to the PoE control device. Each network connection device includes at least one connection thereto of cabling and/or a further device; and the assembly includes one or more PoE modules operatively connected to the PoE control device and/or the network connection device. Each connection port of the PoE control device includes a releasable connection.09-17-2009
20090006874INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes: an information processing apparatus main body receiving a supply of power from power supplies disposed at outside or inside; one or a plurality of connection connectors constituted to be able to attach/detach an external apparatus, and having at least one signal terminal transmitting/receiving signals between the information processing apparatus main body and the external apparatus and at least one power terminal supplying the power from the power supplies to the external apparatus; a power supply state changing portion having a switch provided between the power supply and the power terminal, and capable of changing the switch to either one of a connection state or a non-connection state; and a power supply state control portion having user setting information set by a user concerning a control method of the power supply state changing portion, and performing a control to change the switch to either one of the connection state or the non-connection state in accordance with the user setting information at a non-operation time of the information processing apparatus main body.01-01-2009
20090006873POWER THROTTLING OF COLLECTIONS OF COMPUTING ELEMENTS - An apparatus and method for controlling power usage in a computer includes a plurality of computers communicating with a local control device, and a power source supplying power to the local control device and the computer. A plurality of sensors communicate with the computer for ascertaining power usage of the computer, and a system control device communicates with the computer for controlling power usage of the computer.01-01-2009
20120079295TECHNIQUES TO TRANSMIT COMMANDS TO A TARGET DEVICE - Techniques are described to transmit commands to a display device. The commands can be transmitted in header byte fields of secondary data packets. The commands can be used to cause a target device to capture a frame, enter or exit self refresh mode, or reduce power use of a connection. In addition, a request to exit main link standby mode can cause the target enter training mode without explicit command to exit main link standby mode.03-29-2012
20080294918POWER SIGNAL MERGING FOR NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICES - Embodiments disclosed herein describe a network interface device including a first powered device controller coupled to first and second power supply lines. A second powered device controller coupled to third and fourth input power supply lines. A dc-dc converter coupled to receive a single signal representing a sum of power signals output by the first and second powered device controllers.11-27-2008
20080294917Power 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 limited or failing. In one embodiment, the switch receives a notification from an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and, in response to receiving the notification, selectively provides power to one or more devices powered by the switch. Selectively providing power to one or more of the devices may include providing power to only a subset of the devices, providing a different amount of power to different ones of the devices, or providing power for different durations to different ones of the devices. In an alternate embodiment, in response to receiving the notification, the switch communicates with a remote device and causes the remote device to activate at least one power saving feature.11-27-2008
20110035610ENERGY SAVING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for controlling the power consumption in a peer-to-peer (P2P) network of content delivery devices is provided. The method comprises the steps of: determining the capacity of the network to deliver each content unit stored on a device; determining the demand of the network for each content unit stored on the device; comparing the capacity with the demand for each content unit stored on the device; and controlling the power supplied to said device based on said comparison.02-10-2011
20100077238ENERGY EFFICIENCT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - An energy efficient power supply system is disclosed. The energy efficient power supply system comprises a plurality of power supply units and the power supply system may be coupled to the control logic. The control logic may be coupled to the power monitor unit. The power monitor unit may determine a power consumption value, which may represent power requirement of a power consuming system such as a computer system. The control logic may determine the power supply units of the plurality of power supply units that are to be activated to provide power to match the power requirement. The control logic may identify the power supply units that may be activated to operate at a maximum efficiency value while providing power specified by the power consumption value.03-25-2010
20110283122WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - The wireless communication device includes a main body, and an accessory device connectable to the main body. The accessory device includes a power supply interface configured to supply power to the main body when the accessory device is connected to the main body. The main body includes a wireless communication interface and a secondary battery. A determination section determines whether a predetermined condition in which the main body is connected to and supplied with power from the accessory device, is satisfied. A wireless output power level determination section determines a low power level value to be used as a wireless output power level of the wireless communication interface. A wireless output control section sets the wireless output power level to a predetermined standard power level value when the predetermined condition is satisfied, and to the low power level value when the predetermined condition is not satisfied.11-17-2011
20110283121MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, SYSTEM INCLUDING THE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND MULTIPLE DEVICES, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS AND THE SYSTEM - In a system including multiple devices and a management apparatus, the management apparatus receives target power consumption, and a setting of a time period for performing power saving control, calculates target power consumption of each device and sets the calculated target power consumption for each device. When a power amount reallocation request is received from a first device in which power consumption of the device has reached a power saving transition power amount within the time period, the management apparatus calculates predicted power consumption of each of the multiple devices when the time period ends and chooses a second device that will not reach the corresponding power saving transition power amount of the device by the end of the time period and determines an amount of power consumption allocatable from the second device to the first device is determined.11-17-2011
20110302430PEER TO PEER POWER MANAGEMENT - A system and methods for delivering power to a multitude of portable electronic devices is provided. More specifically, the system and methods provide for powering different portable electronic devices through a central charging device. The method of delivering a power supply to a plurality of portable electronic devices includes determining a power requirement for each of the portable computing devices and supplying the power requirement to each of the portable computing devices in a daisy chain configuration using a central power device.12-08-2011
20110302431METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION UTILIZING INTER-GATEWAY COMMUNICATION - Aspects of a method and system for managing power consumption utilizing inter-gateway communication are provided. In this regard, a first broadband gateway residing in a first location may determine past, present, and/or expected power consumption of the first location. The gateway may receive, from one or more other broadband gateways residing in one or more other locations, information that enables determining past, present, and/or expected power consumption of the other location(s). The gateway may control power consumption of the first location by controlling a state of operation of devices residing in the first location. The gateway may determine aggregate power consumption of the first location and the other location(s). The gateway may control power consumption of the first location by enabling operation of one or more devices during periods of lower aggregate power consumption and disabling operation the devices during periods of higher aggregate power consumption.12-08-2011
20120005498DEVICE FOR ELIMINATING STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE WITH SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AUTOMATIC POWER-OFF - A device for eliminating standby power consumption of an electronic appliance with a system capable of automatic power-off is provided, which includes: a power-on signal wireless transmitting unit; a control unit; a wireless signal receiving unit, connected to the control unit; a controlled electronic appliance power supply switch unit, connected to the control unit, the power supply unit, the external power source and a power input end of a controlled electronic appliance; a power supply unit of the device, connected to the control unit, the controlled electronic appliance power supply switch unit and the external power source. In the device for eliminating standby power consumption of an electronic appliance with a system capable of automatic power-off, a flexible button capable of being adhered to a surface of a switch button of a different electronic appliance is used, so the electronic appliance can be powered on by pressing the button only once like a normal operation. Meanwhile, a standby current value of the controlled electronic appliance can be detected and memorized, thereby avoiding that the standby electronic appliance or normally working electronic appliance might be unable to be turned off due to different standby power consumption of different electronic appliances.01-05-2012
20120005497Terminal apparatus updating method, data writing apparatus, and terminal apparatus - A terminal apparatus updating method is disclosed which includes: performing a wireless power supply process of wirelessly supplying power to a terminal apparatus equipped with a wireless power reception portion so as to start up the terminal apparatus thus powered; performing a wireless transmission process of wirelessly transmitting firmware write data to the terminal apparatus started up in the wireless power supply process using a suitable wireless communication function; performing a write process of causing the terminal apparatus having received the firmware write data in the wireless transmission process to write the firmware write data to a storage portion inside the terminal apparatus; and stopping the wireless power supply process upon determination that the write process is completed.01-05-2012
20110296210Power supply controlling system, control method for power supply controlling system, and power supply controlling apparatus - A power supply controlling system including: a first power supply controlling apparatus that supplies an electric power to a device; and a second power supply controlling apparatus that supplies an electric power to another device, communicates with the first power supply controlling apparatus, and mediates communication between the first power supply controlling apparatus and a terminal device to control power supply to the device, the terminal device controlling the power supply to the device; wherein the first power supply controlling apparatus communicates with the terminal device without relaying the second power supply controlling apparatus, according to interruption of the communication between the first power supply controlling apparatus and the second power supply controlling apparatus.12-01-2011
20110296209CONTROL APPARATUS AND UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A control apparatus for controlling multiple electronic devices includes a receiving unit, a relay, and a processing unit. The receiving unit receives control signals. The relay is connected between the device to be controlled and a power supply to power on/off the device to be controlled. The processing unit is connected to the receiving unit and the relay. When the processing unit receives the control signals from the receiving unit, the processing unit compares the received control signals with a reference control signal and determines whether to drive the relay to control the device according to the result of the comparison.12-01-2011
20090083556POWER SUPPLY INPUT SELECTION CIRCUIT - A power supply input selection circuit for selecting one of a plurality of power supply inputs to supply power to a driven circuit. The power supply input selection circuit includes a power supply input switching circuit configured to provide operating power to the driven circuit by routing a selected one of the power supply inputs to the driven circuit as a function of power supply selection information; and a logic circuit configured to change the power supply selection information if a default power mode does not match a desired power mode, the logic circuit being further configured to reset the power supply input selection circuit after changing the power supply selection information, the power supply selection information being maintained during the reset, in which the power supply input switching circuit selects a desired one of the power supply inputs after the logic circuit resets the power supply input selection circuit.03-26-2009
20090119521 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINISTIC THROTTLING FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT - A scheme to facilitate deterministic thermal management by having either device connected via a link to generate a thermal management request based on one device's thermal capability and the present conditions. The request is transmitted over the link to the other device with a specific sleep period. Consequently, the receiving device responds with an acknowledgement within a pre-configured or pre-agreed response time.05-07-2009
20110264931POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR WORKSTATIONS - A power control system for workstations (10-27-2011
20100023785Unified Bus Architecture for PoE Communication and Control - Embodiments of a unified communication and control bus architecture for Ethernet and/or PoE systems are provided. Embodiments enable a unified communication and control bus architecture that significantly simplifies communication and control in Ethernet and/or PoE systems. Embodiments enable significant savings both in terms of cost and complexity as the number of communication and control buses is reduced down to one. Embodiments can be used in various Ethernet and/or PoE implementations, including, for example, single PCB-single PoE, single PCB-multiple PoE, chassis-based switch, and stackable-based switch configurations. Further, embodiments can be implemented using standard Ethernet as well as proprietary implementations.01-28-2010
20100169678DATA STORAGE DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A data storage device transmits, when shifting to a power-saving condition, identification information (file name, and pass information) of data to another data storage device of a standby condition present in a network, in order to shift to the power-saving condition. When there is no other data storage in the standby condition in the network, the control unit specifies on of the other data storage devices an amount of power consumption of which is lower than that of the data storage device, and transmits the identification information to specified data storage device in the standby condition.07-01-2010
20090187775SERVER SYSTEM, REDUCING METHOD OF POWER CONSUMPTION OF SERVER SYSTEM, AND A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THEREOF - A server system comprises a plurality of servers, and a management unit. Each of the servers has virtual machines which can move among the servers. The management unit moves all the virtual machines on one server to another server(s) based on information showing an electric power value so as to reduce the number of servers in operation as much as possible. The management unit stops supplying the electric power to the server on which no virtual machine has run as a result of the movement of the virtual machines.07-23-2009
20100169677Remotely Powering On-Off Network Devices via a Network Interface Device - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a network interface device (NID) that can be remotely instructed to power-up powered-down network devices by generating magic packets that instruct the powered-down network device to power-up and to broadcast the magic packets to the network devices connected thereto. Utilizing the NID to generate the magic packets means that the MAC ID is only broadcast within the network (more secure). The NID may configure the network devices that may be powered-on and any limitations thereto (e.g., user, remote device). The MAC IDs associated with the network devices may be stored in the NID so that the user need not know it. The NID may be remotely instructed to power-down powered-up network devices (generate and broadcast magic packets that instruct powered-up network devices to power-down) by a remote device having access to the NID.07-01-2010
20100115302LOW POWER ZIGBEE DEVICE AND LOW POWER WAKE-UP METHOD - Provided is a low-power ZigBee device provided with a sleeping mode and an active mode including a power supplying unit for supplying a power; a Medium Access Control (MAC) processing unit for receiving a wake-up packet and for controlling a modem unit and an Radio Frequency (RF) unit; and a Central Processing Unit (CPU) for receiving and processing a data packet, wherein the MAC processing unit makes the power supplying unit apply a power to the CPU based on a result of checking an identification (ID) of the wake-up packet.05-06-2010
20090150691POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A power management system used to control a computer system. The power management system includes a general purpose input/output (GPIO) pin, a power control chip, and a controller. The GPIO pin outputs a power control signal. The power control chip receives the power control signal to power on or off the computer system. The controller controls the GPIO pin output the power control signal, sets the GPIO pin as an output pin while the GPIO pin outputs the power control signal, and then sets the GPIO pin as an input pin after the GPIO pin outputs the power control signal.06-11-2009
20090070604Image Forming Apparatus and Electric Power Consumption Control System - There is described an image forming apparatus that appropriately selects a specific image forming apparatus to be shifted to the power saving mode, to avoid the power shutdown of the system. The apparatus includes; an electric power consumption notifying section to notify other image forming apparatuses of its own electric power consumption; a priority degree determining section to determine an implementation priority degree of a job; a job implementation electric-power calculating section to calculate an estimated value of the own electric power consumption when the image forming apparatus implements an implementation scheduled job; and an arbitration controlling section to transmit an instruction for reducing electric power consumption to the specific image forming apparatus that currently implements a job whose implementation priority degree is lower than that of the implementation scheduled job, when the total electric power consumption exceeds the upper limit electric power consumption established in advance.03-12-2009
20090083557Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program - An information processing apparatus includes a first information processor, a plurality of second information processor, and a plurality of temperature detecting units detecting temperature in the vicinity of each of the plurality of second information processors. The first information processor includes an application program execution control unit controlling execution of an application program, a distributed processing control unit controlling distributed processing, a recording unit recording first information relating to temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit, and second information relating to the execution of the process of the second information processor, an anomaly detecting unit detecting an anomaly in the temperature detected by the temperature detecting unit, and an anomaly-time control unit controlling the distributed processing of the distributed processing control unit in response to the temperature anomaly detected by the anomaly detecting unit.03-26-2009
20100037072Detachable Vehicle Computing Device - There is a need to have a computer system attached to a vehicle. This attached computer system controls many of the car's functions as well as provides multi-media and broadband connectivity for the passengers. A secondary detachable computer utilizing a display system needs to be able to share resources between the two computer systems. The present disclosure details how to partition such a system whereby the detachable computing device operates as a stand-alone computer and additionally is able to utilized functions from the computer attached to a vehicle.02-11-2010
20100122098GENERIC NETWORK WAKE-UP CAPABILITIES FOR TERMINAL DEVICES - Techniques are described herein for achieving network-based wake-up functionality for power management functions using a standard network controller for embedded applications. A network controller is configured to receive packets sent via a network and to respond to the packets depending on a destination media access control (MAC) address contained in the packets. A processor coupled to the network controller configures an operational MAC address for network traffic that the network controller is responsive to based on an operating state.05-13-2010
20090094468Managing A Power State For A Peripheral - A method for managing a power state for a peripheral includes listening for activity packets communicated from one or more of a plurality of clients configured to utilize the peripheral. Activity packets received during a selected period are examined. Each activity packet, if any, includes activity data representative of a likelihood that one of the plurality of clients will utilize the peripheral. A power state is selected according to the examination of the activity packets received during the selected period and the peripheral is caused to enter the selected power state.04-09-2009
20100125742Proxy Device for Managing Power Supply for Server Unit - A proxy device has: an address management portion for sending an alternative IP address and an alternative MAC address not used within a network to a server unit when a sleep invocation notification is received from the server unit; a virtual interface creation portion for creating a virtual interface having a server IP address and a server MAC address, which were used by the server unit before the notification is sent; a broadcasting portion for broadcasting a packet indicating that a location of the server IP address and the server MAC address has shifted into the proxy device to the network; a server wakeup processing portion sending a restoration notice to the server unit if the virtual interface receives data destined for the server IP address; and a virtual interface deleting portion for deleting the virtual interface if the server unit indicates restoration from the sleep mode.05-20-2010
20100083015VIRTUAL PC MANAGEMENT METHOD, VIRTUAL PC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND VIRTUAL PC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - The virtual PC management system includes: a unit which acquires a power on/off state of a virtual machine from a computer via the network and stores it in a storage; a unit which acquires a power on/off state of a computer from the computer via the network and stores it into the storage; a unit which receives a start-of-use request for a virtual machine from the client machine and searches stored data of the storage unit for a computer which is in a power-on state and to which a virtual machine is not allocated, as an allocation candidate; a unit which allocates the virtual machine in accordance with the start-of-use request to the computer of the allocation candidate; and a unit which notifies, via the network, the computer of the allocation candidate of an instruction to turn on the power of the virtual machine.04-01-2010
20100083014Data Transmitter - According to one embodiment, a data transmitter includes a radio receiver, a power distributor, a storage module, a radio transmitter, and a power supply. The radio receiver receives a radio signal from an external device. The power distributor distributes power from the radio signal received by the radio receiver. The storage module stores information and is supplied with the power distributed by the power distributor to be readable when no power is supplied from a main power supply. The main power supply supplies power to the entire data transmitter. The radio transmitter is supplied with the power distributed by the power distributor and transmits the information read from the storage module as a radio signal to the external device. The power supply is capable of switching power to be supplied between the power distributed by the power distributor and the power supplied from the main power supply.04-01-2010
20100083016COMMUNICATION DEVICE THAT ENTERS ACTIVE MODE WHEN UPDATED FEED IS ACQUIRED - A communication device is communicable with a server that distributes a content item and a content summary. The communication device acquires the content summary from the server at fixed intervals. When an updated content summary is acquired while a display unit of the communication device is in a sleep mode, then the display unit enters an active mode.04-01-2010
20110173465DATA CENTER POWER ADJUSTMENT - A power cap agent establishes a power cap. The power cap agent throttles a first power priority virtual machine. The power cap agent determines that the first power priority virtual machine and the additional power priority virtual machine contribute to power consumption above the power cap among the plurality of servers. The power cap agent throttles the additional power priority virtual machine, wherein the first power priority virtual machine has a first power priority lower than an additional power priority of the additional power priority virtual machine. The power cap agent determines that the first power priority virtual machine and the additional power priority virtual machine contribute to power consumption above the power cap, responsive to throttling the first power priority virtual machine and throttling the additional virtual machine.07-14-2011
20090276646METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS LOCAL ACCESS NETWORK AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - An Apparatus, method, and system for transmitting data in a Wireless Local Access Network (WLAN) in a power management state are provided. The method includes registering a standby state entrance to an Access Point (AP), switching to an active state at a period, determining whether transmission standby data exists in the AP, transmitting, if the transmission standby data exist in the AP, a standby state entrance frame notifying the entrance to the standby state to the AP, transmitting an active request signal requesting a switching to an active state to the CPU, transmitting a signal notifying standby state release to the AP if a signal notifying switch completion to an active state is received from the CPU after the active request signal is transmitted, and receiving transmission standby data from the AP.11-05-2009
20110197082DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT UNIT WITH PROTECTION AGAINST NETWORK ISOLATION - A data center management unit (DCMU, 08-11-2011
20110197080REMOTE POWER CONTROL SYSTEM WITH TICKLE CAPABILITY - An SNMP network comprises a power manager with an SNMP agent in TCP/IP communication over a network with an SNMP network manager. The power manager is connected to control several intelligent power modules each able to independently control the power on/off status of several network appliances. Power-on and load sensors within each intelligent power module are able to report the power status of each network appliance to the SNMP network manager with MIB variables in response to GET commands. Each intelligent power module is equipped with an output that is connected to cause an interrupt signal to the network appliance being controlled. The SNMP network manager is able to test which network appliance is actually responding before any cycling of the power to the corresponding appliance is tried.08-11-2011
20080209241Power supply controller with multiple setting segments - The present invention relates to a power supply controller with multiple setting segments, which comprises a display, a plurality of setting buttons, a standby indicator light and a PC connection terminal and is provided for allowing a user to easily conduct power supply control with respect to the multiple setting segments of the multiple outlets thereof by operating the setting buttons thereon directly or setting programs remotely with a computer.08-28-2008
20080307239ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes: a switch which switches between connection and disconnection of a sideband signal transmitted by a device attached to the electronic device; a power switch circuit which switches between supply and interrupt of power to the device; a nonvolatile memory which holds a setting; and a control section which controls the switch and the power switch circuit based on the setting.12-11-2008
20090276645Relay device - A relay device which includes: a signal relay section that relays a signal communicated between a computer and at least one device that communicates with the computer and operates in accordance with an instruction from the computer; a power source section that supplies electric power to the at least one device in accordance with control from an outside; a signal monitoring section that monitors a signal sent to the signal relay section from the computer; and a power source control section that causes the power source section to supply electric power to the at least one device when reception of a signal representing a communication request from the computer is detected by the signal monitoring section.11-05-2009
20120185708POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD - A power sever, client and method cooperate to selectably supply power from a power server to a client in a format that is acceptable to the client. The client device is able to distinguish the power server from other power servers based on an identification of the power server transmitted to the client device. The client device is then able to specify, or select, from the specific power server the format of the energy to be conveyed to the client device for ultimate consumption by the client device. The conveyance of energy is provided over conductors or wirelessly.07-19-2012
20110173466ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The electronic device according to the present invention comprises a power supply; a processing section which has a nonvolatile register and performs predetermined processing by inputting and outputting data to and from the nonvolatile register on the basis of power fed from the power supply; an external signal inputting section for inputting an external signal to the processing section; and a power feed control section, which interrupts power feeding from the power supply to the processing section, while maintaining responsiveness to the external signal in a state in which the processing state of the processing section is stored in the nonvolatile register, and resumes power feeding from the power supply to the processing section in response to the external signal.07-14-2011
20110173464Method and Apparatus for Processing Monitor State By an Access Network in Wireless Communication Systems - A method and apparatus for processing of Monitor state by an access network is provided, comprising determining whether a FTCMAC.UATIReceived indication is received, determining whether there is a queued OpenConnection command, transitioning to a BindUATI State on receiving the FTCMAC.UATIReceived indication and transitioning to a sleep state, if there is no queued OpenConnection command.07-14-2011
20100005325ENERGY SAVING INFORMATION APPLIANCE NETWORK AND ENERGY SAVING CONTROL METHOD - The present invention relates to an energy saving information appliance network and an energy saving control method. The energy saving information appliance network comprises a household network host and an intelligent information appliance. The household network host is provided with a signal interface module. The intelligent information appliance is provided with a signal processing module for communicating connection with the signal interface module. The signal processing module comprises a high frequency signal processing unit and a low frequency signal processing unit. The signal processing module is connected with an information processing and transceiving unit. The energy saving control method comprising sending, by a low frequency signal processing unit provided in an intelligent information appliance, an operation triggering signal to a high frequency signal processing unit provided in the intelligent information appliance upon receiving a low frequency triggering signal. The intelligent information appliance feeds back information which indicates that a hot standby state is to be assumed. The intelligent information appliance accomplishes information processing, and then switches from the hot standby state to a cold standby state. The present invention greatly reduces the power consumption of an information appliance network, reduces the probability of important components being damaged, and eliminates the fire safety risk.01-07-2010
20080244288Power supply system, management system, and computer readable medium - A power supply system includes: a first device that commands an external device to perform processing, and is configured to supply electric power to the external device; a second device that is connected to the first device through a communications line, and that performs the processing in accordance with the command received from the first device; and a request unit that requests the first device to supply to the second device an amount of electric power needed for the second device performing the processing commanded by the first device, the first device determining whether or not to supply electric power to the second device, in accordance with at least one of; (i) content of the command sent to the second device, and (ii) the amount of electric power requested by the request unit and an amount of electric power which the first device is capable of supplying.10-02-2008
20090265566ON-MACHINE POWER SUPPLY WITH INTEGRAL COUPLING FEATURES - A power supply for providing power to devices in a network is described as incorporating an integral coupling feature that terminates the provision of power from an upstream power supply while maintaining connectivity of communications signals and ground from an upstream portion to a downstream portion of the network relative to the power supply. The power supply includes a logic feature that monitors a power status of an upstream power supply and/or its own power status. When the logic feature detects a power cycle, it initiates a coordinated power cycle of the associated power supply and/or other networked power supplies.10-22-2009
20080288793Laptop Computer Recharging Using Ethernet Connection - One embodiment disclosed relates to a laptop computer system including a display casing, having display circuitry and a display screen, and a main computer casing coupled to the display casing. The main computer casing includes a battery power source, a charging regulator, and an Ethernet-type connector. The battery power source is coupled to a motherboard switching regulator. The charging regulator is coupled to the battery power source and configured to recharge the battery power source. The Ethernet-type connector coupled to the charging regulator and configured to provide power thereto.11-20-2008
20080288794METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING POWER DELIVERY FOR POWER OVER ETHERNET SYSTEMS - A method for managing the delivery of power for a plurality of devices includes allocating a power limit for each of the plurality of devices and providing power to at least one of the plurality of devices. The method also includes, in response to the providing of power, measuring the amount of power utilized by each of at least one of the at least one of the plurality of devices and determining that the amount of power exceeds the power limit for the device.11-20-2008
20120297214METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISCOVERY, VALIDATION AND DELIVERY OF POWER THROUGH A UNIVERSAL POWER CENTER - A system and method of discovery, validation and delivery of power to an electronic device through a universal power center is provided. The method comprises providing a power tip for an electronic device with a unique identification and broadcasting the unique identification to a power center. The method further includes verifying the unique identification and connection location of the electronic device, determining power requirements for the connected electronic device based on the unique identification and connection location, and delivering power to the electronic device based on the determined power requirements.11-22-2012
20120297212NETWORK EVENT NOTIFICATION AND DELIVERY - Described are a main host system of the client computer, and a network event notification system, including a networking subsystem that communicates with a network server to act as a proxy for the client computer when the main host system of the client computer is in a sleep state. The networking subsystem may await a synchronization packet initiated by the network server, or may occasionally poll the network server to determine whether data is available. To this end, the computing device operates an associated network subsystem while the main host system of the computing device is in a sleep state, and receives data via the network subsystem indicating that content is available. Policy is then invoked to determine whether to wake at least part of the main host system to handle the content. A target duty cycle mechanism also controls the average power consumption during wake and sleep cycling.11-22-2012
20120297213DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A data transmitting apparatus for processing data to be transmitted to a data receiving apparatus which reproduces received data stored in a received data storage unit, comprising: a signal processor for processing data; a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting the data processed in the signal processor to the data receiving apparatus; a signal processing controller for controlling the signal processor to operate intermittently; a clock/power controller for restricting a clock signal supply and/or power supply to the signal processing controller during a non-operating time period of the intermittent operation; and a wake-up controller for lifting the restriction put by the clock/power controller based on an amount of data stored in the received data storage unit.11-22-2012
20080244287Platform communication protocol - A host chipset heartbeat may be utilized, in some embodiments, to handle interrupts from external devices on a power efficient basis. The availability of the host chipset heartbeat may be signaled to external devices and those external devices may time their activities to a period of time when not only are resources available, but the assertion of the activity is advantageous because the host chipset is already transitioning from a lower power consumption state.10-02-2008
20100146312MOBILE DEVICE POWER MANAGEMENT PRIORITIZATION - A device may include an output device to provide information to a user. The device may further include logic configured to receive an input that identifies an activity to enable while in a low power condition, monitor a power condition of the device, determine that the power condition is the low power condition, and deactivate or disable activities other than the identified activity when the power condition is the low power condition.06-10-2010
20120198251METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENERGY OPTIMIZATION IN MULTI-LEVEL DISTRIBUTED COMPUTATIONS - An approach is provided for providing energy optimization in multi-level distributed computations. A distributed computation energy optimization platform determines energy availability information associated with at least one level of a computational architecture executing at least portion of one computation closure. The distributed computation energy optimization platform also determines energy consumption information associated with the at least portion of one computation closure. The distributed computation energy optimization platform further processes and/or facilitates a processing of the energy availability information, the energy consumption information, or a combination thereof to determine whether to migrate the at least portion of one computation closure to at least one other level of the computational architecture.08-02-2012
20090164810METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR MANAGING POWER USAGE IN MOBILE DEVICES - An apparatus for managing power usage in mobile devices may include a processor. The processor may be configured to determine whether authorization to use a power source exists and to execute one or more functionalities using power provided by the power source if authorization exists. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also provided.06-25-2009
20090138734POWER CONTROL SYSTEM, POWER CONTROL APPARATUS, POWER CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A power control system for a network system in which a plurality of devices are connected over a network can adequately distribute limited power according to the operational state of each device while keeping a high reliability. A device operating in normal mode broadcasts a power accommodation request when the power of the device is insufficient. Upon reception of the power accommodation request, devices operating in low-power mode send accommodatable power values to the requesting device, and sends a low-power mode fixation notification indicating that operational mode is fixed to the low-power mode to a controller. Upon reception of the low-power mode fixation notification from the notifying devices, the controller sets a job assignment ratio to the notifying devices lower than that of the requesting device.05-28-2009
20090077393CARD-TYPE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HOST DEVICE - A card type electronic device according to the present invention comprises a p MOS switch (03-19-2009
20090164811Methods For Analyzing Environmental Data In An Infrastructure - Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for analyzing data in an infrastructure. One embodiment includes a method that senses environmental data at equipment racks in an infrastructure, identifies patterns in the environmental data, and uses the patterns to modify the infrastructure to improve thermal management in the infrastructure.06-25-2009
20090049315SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER OVER ETHERNET PROVISIONING FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE USING A NETWORK PROFILE - A system and method for power over Ethernet (PoE) provisioning for a computing device using a network profile. Various types of power management information can be used in a process for determining a power request/priority. Power management information such as user information or device information can be stored in a profile in a network database. This network database can be accessed by a switch in determining a power request/priority for a computing device.02-19-2009
20090276644STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR POWER DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL - A design structure for dynamic integrated circuit power distribution and control is disclosed. The design structure includes an external power consumption target generator configured to generate a power dissipation target for one or more integrated circuits. The design structure also includes a first integrated circuit that includes an IC power control unit coupled to the external power consumption target generator. The first integrated circuit also includes a first plurality of functional units, each functional unit of the first plurality including a unit power level control and a first power control grid coupling the IC power control unit to one or more of the first plurality of functional units. The IC power control unit is configured to generate a mode control signal which places at least one of plurality of functional units into a first mode of operation based upon the power consumption target.11-05-2009
20110225437METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING POWER IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS - The invention is directed towards minimizing power consumption in computer systems. One embodiment of the invention is a power management system that is used for a computer system that has at least one device and one power domain. This embodiment uses two different power managers to manage the power consumption of the device and the power domain. Specifically, this embodiment has (1) a first power manager that determines when to change power state of the device, and (2) a second power manager that determines when to change power state of the power domain. Each of these power managers decides to change the power state of its corresponding device or domain based on information from several different sources. These sources can include power-management clients and power managers of related domains or devices.09-15-2011
20090177901KVM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAPABLE OF CONTROLLING COMPUTER POWER - Disclosed is a KVM switch system capable of controlling computer power of a computer coupled therewith. The KVM switch system includes a KVM switch and at least one power control line. The KVM switch generates at least one control signal. The power control line is coupled with a system panel connector of a mainboard of the computer to transmit the control signal of the KVM switch thereto for controlling the computer power. The power control line is coupled with power switch pins or reset switch pins of the system panel connector. The control signal can be generated by a processor of the KVM switch. Alternatively, the control signal can be generated by pushing a power switch button or reset switch button at the KVM switch.07-09-2009
20090144569COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AMC AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING POWER TO THE AMC - A communication device includes a power supply system, the power supply system includes: an MCH, a power module, and at least one AMC module. The AMC module is adapted to send a load power supply control command according to a received load power supply control request. The power module is adapted to receive input of external power supply, and provide management power supply and load power supply after converting the input of external power supply. The at least one Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) module is adapted to send the load power control request to the MCH, receive the load power supply control command sent by the MCH, and control provision of the load power supply of the power module according to the load power supply control command.06-04-2009
20110225436BATTERY 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 voltage power supply and voltage supply level and clocking frequency management circuitry. The variable frequency generator is coupled to the processor and delivers a clock signal to the processor. The variable voltage power supply is coupled to the processor and delivers voltage to the processor. The voltage supply level and clocking frequency management circuitry adjust both the voltage provided by the variable voltage power supply and the frequency of the signal provided by the variable frequency generator. The computing device includes a temperature sensor that provides signals indicative of the temperature of the processor and the voltage supply level and clocking frequency management circuitry adjusts the voltage and/or the clocking frequency provided by the variable voltage power supply. The computing device may also include a fan controlled by the voltage supply level and clocking frequency management circuitry, the fan adjusting the temperature of the processor when activated. In cold weather applications, the computing device may further include a heater controlled by the voltage supply level and clocking frequency management circuitry that raises the temperature of the processor when activated.09-15-2011
20090199025BI-DIRECTIONAL POWER CONTROL - An electrical circuit for bi-directional power control between two devices, including a first battery-operated device, including a first battery for providing a source of power to the first battery-operated device, a first power management subsystem connected to the first battery, to power on and power off components of the first battery-operated device in response to a first wakeup event, WE08-06-2009
20090063877Systems and methods for power management - Systems and methods for providing smart power management to one or more external interfaces of an information handling system that is capable of acting as a host for charging and/or otherwise powering one or more external devices via external interface/s that have both data exchange and power transfer capability, such as USB or Firewire interfaces. A host-based power source may be provided that is capable of managing power when a host information handling system is in inactive, and a user-based methodology may be implemented to selectively provide power to one or more external interfaces of a host information handling system based on user need or desire for access to external interface power, even when the host information handling system is inactive.03-05-2009
20090063878GROUP POWER MANAGEMENT OF NETWORK DEVICES - A method and apparatus for group power management of network devices. Some embodiments of an apparatus include a power management module, where the power management module is to transition the apparatus from a normal state to a low power state. The apparatus includes a wake module having a processor that remains active in the low power state, and a register to store a group address. The apparatus includes a network interface that is monitored by the processor in the low power state, where the processor detects a data packet identifying the group address at the network interface, and where the power management module returns the apparatus to the normal state upon detection of the data packet.03-05-2009
20120079297COMMUNICATION DEVICE, START NODE, SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUET PROGRAM PRODUCT - According to one embodiment, a communication device includes a start-up signal reception unit that receives a start-up signal that a start node transmits for starting up a node to be started; a first interface connected to Ethernet; a second interface connected to Ethernet; a power reception unit that receives PoE power through the first interface; a PoE controller that receives the start-up signal and PoE power and gives a transmission instruction of a start-up power signal which is a PoE power signal having a signal pattern corresponding to the start-up signal; and a power transmission unit that receives the transmission instruction from the PoE controller and transmits the start-up power signal through the second interface.03-29-2012
20120079296COMMUNICATION DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, USER DEVICE, AND SERVICE DEVICE - A communication device management apparatus includes a communication unit for communicating with a user device and a service device, a device information storing unit for storing device information of the service device that is received from the service device via the communication unit, an activation signal processing unit for receiving an activation signal from the user device via the communication unit, a device information transmission unit for transmitting the device information stored in the device information storing unit to the user device via the communication unit, and a power management unit for controlling an operational state. When the activation signal processing unit receives the activation signal, the power management unit shifts the operational state from an idle state to an active state consuming much power. The power management unit shifts the operational state from the active state to the idle state thereafter.03-29-2012
20090083555REMOTE COMPUTER LOCKDOWN - A method and system are disclosed for placing a computer in a safe and secure lock down state from a remote location using a remote command device such as a cellular telephone. The method and system includes optional security provisions before restarting the computer.03-26-2009
20110231680ENERGY SAVINGS FOR A NETWORKED COMPUTER - Energy saving virtualization technique embodiments are presented that save energy by virtualizing a network-connected client computer's computing session (or a part thereof) as a virtual machine (VM) and then migrating it between the client computer and a VM server, depending on whether the computing session is active or idle. The client computer VM is migrated to the VM server when the client computer is deemed to be idle, and the VM is migrated back when the client computer is deemed to have re-entered an active condition. When the VM has been migrated away from the client computer and is residing on the VM server, the client computer is put into a sleep mode, thereby saving energy. However, the user's computing session remains alive on the VM server so that ongoing network connections and other activity are not disturbed.09-22-2011
20110231681METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A ZERO VOLTAGE PROCESSOR SLEEP STATE - Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A voltage regulator may be coupled to a processor to provide an operating voltage to the processor. During a transition to a zero voltage power management state for the processor, the operational voltage applied to the processor by the voltage regulator may be reduced to approximately zero while an external voltage is continuously applied to a portion of the processor to save state variables of the processor during the zero voltage management power state.09-22-2011
20110231679ENERGY SAVING DEVICE - A dedicated computer power saving device for a computer, the computer configured to enter one of at least two software controlled standby states, the device comprising a connection for connecting the device to the computer, and a dedicated user input configured to provide an input command to the computer upon operation, the input command configured to instruct the running of a program accessible by the computer, which program sets a default standby state of the computer to a desired standby state at least when the default standby state is different to the desired standby state, and issues a command to the computer to enter the default standby state.09-22-2011
20090222680ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER STATE THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING THE SAME - An electronic apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first instruction information transmitted from an external apparatus, which instructs changing of a power state to a normal energized state, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire second instruction information transmitted from the external apparatus, which instructs changing of the power state to a power saving state, and a power state change unit configured to change the power state from the normal energized state to the power saving state based on an acquisition state of the first instruction information and the second instruction information.09-03-2009
20120198252System and Method for Managing and Detecting Server Power Connections - An enhanced remote power switch includes a communications interface for sending and receiving messages to control the power applied to a power cord, thereby turning on/off a target server. The power cord is connected to the target server at the target server end by use of a bonding device. A rack interface pod (RIP) or other monitoring device also can be connected to the target server by way of another bonding device. The bonding device can be wrapped around or connected to the keyboard, video or mouse (KVM) cable(s) connecting the target server and the monitoring device to ensure that the target server does not unintentionally get associated with a different monitoring device than it had initially been paired with. In addition, at least one data port of the remote power switch is in communication with an information tag to help identify the target servers attached to the power switch.08-02-2012
20090249092SUPPLY MARGINING METHOD AND APPARATUS - In accordance with some embodiments, margining routines to determine acceptable voltage command values for specific CPU implementations at one or more different operating levels may be provided.10-01-2009
20090249091SECONDARY POWER UTILIZATION DURING PEAK POWER TIMES - The invention generally relates to the utilization of electric power, and more particularly to systems and methods for selectively utilizing secondary power sources during peak power times. A method includes receiving a notification of a peak power time, and discontinuing use of a primary power supply and beginning use of a secondary power supply based upon the notification.10-01-2009
20090240962POWER-AWARE WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS - A technique for operating a device at multiple different power levels dependent upon the amount of power received involves sensing the amount of power received and turning on circuit components if power is adequate. A device constructed according to the technique should have the ability to detect at least two different, non-zero, power levels and turn on circuits to the extent that sufficient power is detected.09-24-2009
20100162013REMOTE POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLUSTER SYSTEM - A remote power management technology for a cluster system of the present invention can monitor and control the power status of multiple hosts of the cluster system individually, thereby decreasing power consumption of the cluster system. A remote power management system includes a plurality of management nodes, a power proxy server, and a power management server. The management nodes, which manage power of the hosts of the cluster system respectively, are divided into groups. The power proxy server manages each group, monitors the power status of each management node of the group to generate proxy monitoring information, and transmits a power setting command to the management node of the specific host requiring power setting. The power management server monitors the power status of the hosts using the proxy monitoring information and transmits the power setting command to the power proxy server of the group including the management node of the specific host.06-24-2010
20100262847APPARATUS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING A POWER MANAGEMENT MODE OF A DIGITAL PROCESING DEVICE - An apparatus and method of controlling power consumption of a digital processing device. The apparatus and method determine whether a power management mode of the digital processing device is enabled. When a power management mode is enabled, the power is reduced to at least one portion of the digital processing device to fully power one or more memory devices of the digital processing device to a normal operation ready state. When the power management mode is disabled, power is provided to the one or more memory devices of the digital processing device to the normal operation ready state.10-14-2010
20090300382Controlling Power Consumption in a Data Processing Apparatus - A data processing apparatus, bus logic and method are provided for controlling power consumption within a data processing apparatus. The data processing apparatus has a plurality of logic elements, at least one of the logic elements being an initiator logic element for initiating transfers, and at least one of the logic elements being a recipient logic element for receiving transfers. A communication path is provided between an initiator logic element and a recipient logic element to enable payload data the subject of a transfer to be passed from the initiator logic element to the recipient logic element. The communication path has at least one buffer circuit provided therein for propagating at least the payload data along the communication path. Further, a power control circuit is associated with the at least one buffer circuit, which is responsive to a control signal indicating whether the payload data on the communication path is valid. If the control signal indicates that the payload data is not valid, the power control circuit causes the associated at least one buffer circuit to enter a power saving state. The control signal is derived from at least one pre-existing signal associated with the transfer. This has been found to provide a particularly efficient and flexible technique for reducing leakage current in buffer circuits within the data processing apparatus.12-03-2009
20120124400METHOD FOR CONTOLLING CONNECTION BETWEEN TERMINALS USING LOW SPEED NETWORK COMMUNICATION AND DEVICE USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a terminal device for controlling connection between terminals by using low speed network communication. The terminal device includes a first transmission/reception unit for making a request for connection information required for high speed data communication with a connection terminal, to which the terminal device desires to connect, and receiving the connection information from the connection terminal, a network controller for determining a high speed network module to be used for high speed data communication with the connection terminal based on the connection information, and a second transmission/reception unit for performing high speed data communication with the connection terminal by using a high speed network module determined by the network controller.05-17-2012
20100218011System and Method for Energy Savings Through Emulation of Wake on Lan in Energy Efficient Ethernet - A system and method for energy savings through emulation of wake on LAN (WoL) in energy efficient Ethernet networks. An intermediary device between a computing device and a network can be alerted that the computing device has entered an energy saving state with wake on LAN (WoL) enabled. The intermediary device can transition the client interface that supports the computing device into an energy saving state and emulate the WoL function of the computing device by listening for a WoL message destined for the computing device. Upon receipt of a WoL message destined for the computing device, the intermediary device can transition the client interface back to an active state then transmit the received WoL message to the computing device.08-26-2010
20090077397USER INTERFACE FOR DEMAND SIDE ENERGY MANAGEMENT - A user interface is visibly displayed on a display device operatively connected to a first computer. The user interface enables an end user to enter at least one energy management rule for each of a plurality of electrical loads at a location, each rule including a command to be transmitted to the electrical load associated with the rule if a condition is met. The energy management rules for each of the plurality of electrical loads are received by a second computer. An energy management profile containing the energy management rules for each of the plurality of electrical loads at the location is created and stored using a second computer. The energy management profile is activated using the second computer. For each of the energy management rules where the condition has been met, the command associated with the rule is transmitted to the electrical load associated with the rule.03-19-2009
20090077395TECHNIQUES FOR COMMUNICATIONS POWER MANAGEMENT BASED ON SYSTEM STATES - Techniques for communications based power management based on system states are described. An apparatus may comprise a communications sub-system having a control policy module, a controller and a first transceiver capable of operating at different communications rates. The control policy module may be operative to receive computing power state information and communications state information, determine a communications rate parameter for the first transceiver based on the computing power state information and the communications state information, and instruct the controller to modify a communications rate for the first transceiver based on the communications rate parameter. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-19-2009
20090077394TECHNIQUES FOR COMMUNICATIONS BASED POWER MANAGEMENT - Techniques for communications based power management are described. An apparatus may comprise a managed power system having a communications sub-system and a computing sub-system, the communications sub-system to include a network state module operative to determine communications power state information, and send a power management message with the communications power state information. The apparatus may further comprise a power management module to receive the power management message, retrieve the communications power state information from the power management message, and manage power states for the computing sub-system based on the communications power state information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.03-19-2009
20100229008Sound Effect Power Supply Configuration - A sound effect power supply configuration includes a USB power supply source, an external audio source, a sound effect unit and an external speaker, wherein the USB power input terminal provides sound effect unit USB power source, for the sound effect unit after obtaining USB power source may receive the audio signals output by the external audio source, and after appropriately processing the audio, may drive the external speaker to generate sounds having high quality sound effect.09-09-2010
20100218010MODULAR POWER CONTROL SYSTEM TO MANAGE POWER CONSUMPTION - A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming instructions are operable to receive an indication of a geoboundary event and determine an occurrence of at least one of a radio frequency identification (RFID) event and a local area network (LAN) event. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to adjust one or more power consumption settings of an environment based on at least one of the receiving of the indication of the geoboundary event and the determination of the occurrence of the at least one of the RFID event and the LAN event.08-26-2010
20120036377SYSTEM AND METHOD TO ESTABLISH AND DYNAMICALLY CONTROL ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN LARGE-SCALE DATACENTERS OR IT INFRASTRUCTURES - A system and method for establishing and dynamically controlling energy consumption in large-scale datacenters or IT infrastructures. The system including a primary configuration server, a router coupled to the primary configuration server, and a plurality of power-managed domains/clusters coupled to the router. The primary configuration server distributes an energy target to each of the power-managed domains/clusters over a predetermined interval to enable each of the power-managed domains/clusters to manage the power consumption for each of the power-managed domains/clusters to meet the energy target.02-09-2012
20100235658DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A data processing apparatus 09-16-2010
20100241880Negotiating a transmit wake time - Includes receiving, from a link partner, a message specifying a link partner receive wake time and resolving to the lesser of the received link partner receive wake time and a local transmit wake time.09-23-2010
20100218012METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A WIRELESS SECURITY SERVICE AND/OR A WIRELESS TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS - Methods and systems for providing a wireless security service and/or a wireless technical support service for a personal computer. The personal computer comprises a control unit for processing information conveyed by signals transmitted over a wireless network and received by a wireless interface of the personal computer. By processing this information, the control unit may: send at least one command for execution by a power management controller of the personal computer such that, upon executing the at least one command, the power management controller changes a power state of the personal computer (e.g., powers off the personal computer and prevents the personal computer from being powered on, or powers on the personal computer); cause booting software to become corrupted; cause various technical support operations (diagnostics and/or maintenance operations) to be performed on the personal computer; and/or cause the wireless interface to transmit over the wireless network information regarding a boot sequence of the personal computer.08-26-2010
20100211806SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC POWER PROVISIONING FOR A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT - A system and method for dynamic power provisioning for a wireless access point. Various types of power management information (e.g., number of users, connection speed, etc.) can be used in a process for determining a power request/priority for a wireless access point (WAP). The determined power request/priority can then be used in a dynamic allocation process by which the WAP's allocated power budget can seek to match its current power needs.08-19-2010
20100211807POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A power distribution system is adapted to a management module connected to a plurality of servers, each of which is varied in power consumption in response to a power mode and performance thereof, via a power allocation request line and a power allocation response line. The management module records the upper-limit power setting, the power allocations, and the power pool with regard to the servers. The server records the power mode, the power allocation, the upper mode request threshold, and the redundant power which is calculated based on the difference between the power allocation and the actual power consumption. The management module recovers the redundant power from the server so as to update the power pool. Upon receiving a power allocation request, the management module distributes at least a part of the power pool to the server, thus allowing the server to shift the power mode to the upper mode.08-19-2010
20100250979Command Processing Apparatus - A digital camera is provided with: a sub CPU started irrespective of a state of an SW group; and a main CPU and an HDMI-CPU which are started when the SW group is in an on state while stopped when the SW group is in an off state. The sub CPU repeatedly determines whether or not a wake-up command is issued from a digital television connected via an HDMI cable when the SW group is in the off state. Furthermore, the sub CPU changes the state of the SW group to the on state when a determination result relating to presence or absence of the wake-up command is updated from NO to YES. The HDMI-CPU and the main CPU that are started thereby execute a process according to a command issued from the digital television.09-30-2010
20100205466System and Method for Power Over Ethernet Power Mode Policy and Network Management - A system and method for power over Ethernet (PoE) power mode policy and network management. Various power modes or configurations can be defined for a powered device. An IT manager at a network management station can remotely configure a power mode or configuration of a powered device using a network management protocol such as SNMP. This network management protocol can instruct a software agent at a powered device to change a power mode or configuration.08-12-2010
20130219198POWER SUPPLY CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING POWER SUPPLY CONTROL PROGRAM, AND IMAGE PROCESSING CONTROL DRIVER - Provided is a power supply control device including a first power supply which is a power supply source of an operating unit and a main control unit, a second power supply which supplies minimum necessary power to create a power-saving state, a switching unit that switches to a power supply source selected from the first and second power supplies, a receiving unit that receives an external request signal, a determining unit that determines whether the external request signal is a switching request signal or a recovery request signal, a switching controller that switches the power supply source to the first power supply when a power-saving state is created, and the external request signal is the switching request signal, and a recovery unit that recovers at least the main control unit when the recovery request signal is received within a predetermined period after the power supply source is switched.08-22-2013
20100223482Protocol and Interface Between a LAN on Motherboard (LOM) and a Powered Device (PD) for a Personal Computing Device (PCD) - A Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) communication system dynamically provides power and data communications over a communications link. In a computing environment made up of one or more personal computing devices (PCD) and/or one or more powered devices (PD), power source equipment (PSE) determines an allocated amount of power to be supplied to each device. The personal computing devices include a unified LAN-On-Motherboard (LOM) that combines the functionality of a powered device (PD) controller of a conventional PD and a LOM of a conventional personal computing device into a single unified subsystem. The unified LOM includes a standard or universal interface between the LOM and PD controller so that different types of PD devices with differing functionality can be easily married to the LOM, without requiring significant hardware or software redesign. The universal or standard interface includes a physical interface between the LOM and the PD controller and a compatible communication protocol to govern the communications between the LOM and the PD controller. This allows the LOM to be mixed and matched with any PD controller, enabling OEMs to economically provide multiple product models with varying degrees of PD and LOM functionality.09-02-2010
20090113221COLLABORATIVE POWER SHARING BETWEEN COMPUTING DEVICES - A plurality of power budgets are sent to a corresponding plurality of power consumers by a power management point, wherein a total power budget managed by the power management point includes a sum of the plurality of power budgets and an available power budget not assigned to the plurality of power consumers. An additional power request having a power increase amount is received from a first power consumer of the plurality of power consumers. The additional power request is approved when the power increase amount does not exceed the available power budget. The available power budget is decreased by the power increase amount. An approval of the additional power request is sent to the first power consumer.04-30-2009
20090106571Systems and Methods to Adaptively Load Balance User Sessions to Reduce Energy Consumption - A method for adaptively load balancing user sessions to reduce energy consumption includes identifying a session type for each of a plurality of user sessions. A server group is defined, providing access to a subset of the user sessions having a common session type. A power management schedule is also defined for the server group. The method includes consolidating, onto at least one server in the server group, the subset of user sessions. In still another aspect, a method for reducing energy consumption by dynamically managing power modes for a plurality of servers, includes monitoring, via a power monitoring agent, a level of load on one of the servers. A power management console generates a power management schedule for a server, responsive to the monitored level of load. Responsive to the power management schedule, a power management controller dynamically controls a level of power for the server.04-23-2009
20110239012IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - The image processing device involves a power-saving condition, which achieves the reduction in power consumption on standby, and the high-speed recovery from its power-saving condition to the normal condition. The image processing device has: a data processing unit which executes the processing of stream data; a communication-processing section which accepts input of a processing request from the data processing unit, and controls the data processing unit; and a nonvolatile memory unit which stores control information involved with data processing. The data processing unit has a power-saving mode in which no power source is supplied, and a normal operation mode in which the power source is supplied. In the power-saving operation mode, the communication-processing section causes the data processing unit to transition to the normal operation mode when detecting a processing request for data processing. Then, the data processing unit acquires control information from the nonvolatile memory, and executes data processing.09-29-2011
20130132745SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ENABLED WAKE FOR NETWORKS - A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving a message at a network element configured for routing packets, where the message directs a network device to change its power state; identifying the network device as being associated with a network for which the network element has responsibility; and communicating at least a portion of the message from the network element to the network device.05-23-2013
20130132746BRIDGING DEVICE AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF - A bridging device and a power saving method thereof are disclosed. The disclosed bridging device includes a connector, a connection detector and a bridging chip. The connector is operative to connect to a host and includes a power pin and a command pin. The connection detector is coupled to the power pin to determine whether the connector is floating, and, outputs a linked signal when the connection is non-floating. The bridging chip is coupled to the command pin and the connection detector. When the bridging chip receives a power saving command transferred from the host via the command pin and the linked signal transferred from the connection detector, the bridging chip executes a power saving operation.05-23-2013
20110145607INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ENERGY-CONSUMPTION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus connectable to a client terminal comprises a storage, acquisition module, read module, and control module. The storage stores energy-consumption setting information of the client terminal in association with information relating to the client terminal. The acquisition module acquires client terminal information from the client terminal. The read module reads the information relating to the client terminal from the storage based on the acquired client terminal information, and to read the energy-consumption setting information in association with the information relating to the client terminal. The control module delivers the read energy-consumption setting information to the client terminal in order to carry out an energy consumption control for the client terminal.06-16-2011
20100325451POWER-SAVING TRIGGER-TYPE CONTROL DEVICE FOR DYNAMICALLY AND INSTANTLY VARYING FREQUENCY AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a power-saving trigger-type control device for dynamically and instantly varying frequency and a method thereof. The device comprises a signal control unit having at least two signal input terminals, a counting control unit, and a clock generator. The two signal input terminals respectively receive increment trigger actions and decrement trigger actions and then generate increment trigger signals and decrement trigger signals each counting to the same number as the corresponding trigger actions. The counting control unit counts the increment trigger signals or decrement trigger signals. The clock generator linearly increments or decrements output frequency according to the count of the increment trigger signals or decrement trigger signals. The device of the present invention further has a power controller to regulate output voltage. The present invention can dynamically and instantly vary the frequency/voltage of the system via external control actions in any case to achieve power efficiency.12-23-2010
20130145186UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE CAPABLE OF REMOTE WAKE-UP THROUGH A SPECIAL MASK CIRCUIT - The present invention discloses a Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) device capable of remote wake-up through a special mask circuit. The USB device includes an Ethernet port to transmit a first signal in response to a predetermined network packet, a wake-up pin to transmit a second signal in response to a remote wake-up trigger signal, a remote wake-up circuit to generate a wake-up signal in response to either the first signal or the second signal, and a mask circuit to receive the wake-up signal and delay transmission of the wake-up signal to a remote USB host for a predetermined delay time.06-06-2013
20120246498MOTHERBOARD WITH OVERCLOCKING AND OVERVOLTING FUNCTIONS - A motherboard with overclocking and overvolting functions is provided. The motherboard with an overvolting function includes a specified component, a voltage regulator and a micro-controller. The specified component receives an operating voltage. The voltage regulator generates the operating voltage according to a reference voltage. The micro-controller is electrically connected to an external input device for receiving a control signal issued by the external input device and adjusting the reference voltage according to the control signal.09-27-2012
20110040991Method for power overload control in a network - The present invention relates to a method for power overload control in a network, comprising an Ethernet switching device and a plurality of network powered devices, wherein the Ethernet switching device includes a central processing unit (CPU), a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) control unit and an Ethernet port. The PoE control unit can regularly check if any of the plurality of network powered devices is overloaded, and in case of any overload, will transmit signals to the CPU, which will further decide on the network powered devices to be selected for disconnection according to the preset conditions for supplying power to avoid interferences over major network powered devices and reduce losses to enterprises effectively. Besides, when the network powered device is disconnected, the CPU will again send warning signals to the computer device, so that managers can be informed of the status of the remote terminals and then reschedule the power supply immediately and eliminate failures quickly.02-17-2011
20110113269METHOD OF DYNAMICALLY SCALING A POWER LEVEL OF A MICROPROCESSOR - A method of dynamically scaling a power level of a microprocessor is provided. The method includes: calculating unit workload rates during unit periods in a first duration period; changing a length of the first duration period based on a variation of the unit workload rates; calculating a period workload rate by accumulating the unit workload rates in the first duration period; and changing the power level of the microprocessor based on the calculated period workload rate.05-12-2011
20110113268COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In one embodiment, a communication device includes: a relay module relaying communication of a signal between devices; a notification module giving a notice to recover from a standby state to the device via different communication from the communication; a function judgment module referring to information indicating a function of the device in the signal from the device to judge whether the device is to be recovered by the notice; a signal proxy response module sending a response indicating of receiving the signal as a proxy to the device from which the signal is transmitted when the signal indicates an instruction to recover, and the device to which the signal is transmitted is judged to recover by the notice; and a notification control module instructing the notification module to give the notice to the device to which the signal is transmitted and for which the proxy response is sent.05-12-2011
20110113267IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image forming apparatus includes a volatile memory and an SoC part. The SoC part includes an internal memory, a CPU for accessing the volatile memory in the normal mode; an interface part for receiving a external signal, and a control part for, when the interface part has no input during a first preset time, copying information stored to the volatile memory to the internal memory and converting to a first power saving mode to lower an operating frequency of the volatile memory and an operating frequency of the CPU, and when a normal mode switch signal is not input during a second preset time in the first power saving mode, controlling the CPU to access the information copied to the internal memory and converting to a second power saving mode to change the volatile memory to a self-refresh mode.05-12-2011
20110040992COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD HAVING ONE OR MORE COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAMS - A communication apparatus includes an automatic response unit configured to make a response to received data in a power saving state on behalf of one or more communication control programs, and a setting unit configured to collect automatic response information from the one or more communication control programs and to set the automatic response information in the automatic response unit, the automatic response information including conditions regarding received data to which the automatic response unit makes a response, and also including response data to be included in the response, wherein the automatic response unit sends the response data included in the automatic response information upon detecting that the conditions included in the automatic response information match data received in the power saving state, and causes the communication apparatus to exit the power saving state upon detecting that the conditions do not match said data received in the power saving state.02-17-2011
20110246799DATA-COLLECTION APPARATUS AND DATA-COLLECTION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Embodiments relate to a data-collection apparatus and a data-collection system using the same. The data-collection apparatus includes a battery, a wireless unit to communicate wirelessly to an external device, a measurement unit to measure a measurement target, a power-supply circuit unit to control power supply to the wireless unit and the measurement unit, and a controller. In response to a data-collection start command from the external device, the controller performs a control such that the power-supply circuit unit supplies power to the measurement unit and wireless unit, and that the data measured by the measurement unit is transmitted via the wireless unit to the external device. In response to a power-saving command from the external device, the controller performs a control such that the power-supply circuit unit stops supplying power to the measurement unit and wireless unit for a predetermined period.10-06-2011
20100131782INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus including a baseband signal manager, a determining unit, and a power supply controller is connected to one or more apparatus via an interface. The interface includes a signal channel for transmitting baseband signals and a control channel for bidirectionally transmitting control signals. The baseband signal manager transmits a baseband signal sent from a first apparatus to a second apparatus as-is when the information processing apparatus is in a standby power state. The determining unit determines the power state of the second apparatus on the basis of a control signal sent from the second apparatus. When it is determined by the determining unit that the second apparatus is not powered on, the power supply controller suspends power supply to the baseband signal manager.05-27-2010
20100131781Reducing network latency during low power operation - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for receiving an incoming packet in a packet buffer and associating it with a flow identifier. Based on the flow identifier, a core to which the incoming packet is to be directed may be determined, and a power management hint can be transmitted to cause the core to be powered up. Other embodiments are described and claimed.05-27-2010
20110087903CONTROLLING A POWER STATE OF A DEVICE - A method for controlling a power state of a host device, the method comprising operating a processor of a power control module integral to the host to perform operations comprising determining a current power state of the host from a plurality of possible states, receiving a remote request to alter the power state of the host device, and on the basis of the request, altering the power state of the host device from the current state to one other of the plurality of states of the host.04-14-2011
20090031153Power Management Server for Managing Power Consumption - A power management server and method for managing power consumption is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a power management server data processing system is provided, where the power management server data processing system comprises a power management communication port to communicatively couple the power management server data processing system to a power-managed server data processing system and a system management processor coupled to the power management communication port. In the described embodiment, the system management processor comprises power management logic configured to receive power management data from the power-managed server data processing system, to generate a power management command utilizing the power management data, and to transmit the power management command to the power-managed server data processing system utilizing the power management communication port. Moreover, the power management data of the described embodiment comprises power management capability data.01-29-2009
20100070782APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMPUTING PLATFORM WITHOUT A BATTERY PACK - An application control engine computing platform having a shut-down mechanism that permits the platform to adequately start up and operate upon return of power after a power interruption, without a need of a battery pack. The mechanism may target the saving of control object runtime values and operational settings of those objects, rather than the saving of the complete set of objects, and all unsaved alarm and history records upon a power interruption.03-18-2010
20100058081MUTUAL AWAKENING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF BETWEEN A HANDHELD DEVICE AND A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE - A mutual awakening system and method thereof between a handheld device and a wireless communication module are disclosed. The system and method are applicable to the case that the wireless communication module is inserted and electrically coupled to the handheld device. The system includes a communication control line and a host control line which are used for electrically coupling the handheld device and the wireless communication module. When the handheld device is to transmit data, a second voltage signal of the communication control line is raised in value, which triggers a communication interrupt routine of the wireless communication module to awaken the wireless communication module from a sleep state. When the wireless communication module is to transmit data, a first voltage signal of the host control line is raised in value, which triggers a host interrupt routine of the handheld device to awaken the handheld device from a sleep state.03-04-2010
20090217064Power supply controlling apparatus and power supply controlling system - A power supply controlling apparatus includes: a first determination portion that determines whether a power supply is output from an information processing apparatus that outputs a video signal and is connected to the power supply controlling apparatus; a second determination portion that, when it is determined that the power supply is output from the information processing apparatus, determines whether a switch signal that indicates turning off a power supply of a power supply device supplying the power supply to the information processing apparatus has been received from a remote device outputting the switch signal in response to the depression of a switch, the power supply device and the remote device being connected to the power supply controlling apparatus; and a discard portion that discards the switch signal when it is determined that the switch signal has been received from the remote device.08-27-2009
20090217063Information processing apparatus - An information processing apparatus includes: a data processing unit configured to perform predetermined data processing; a power supply circuit having a first operation mode in which power is supplied to the data processing unit and a second operation mode in which no power is supplied to the data processing unit; and a mode switching control unit configured to, upon receiving a mode switching request from an apparatus on a network via a communication protocol of a communication protocol layer higher than the network access layer, instruct the power supply circuit to switch between the first operation mode and the second operation mode in response to the mode switching request.08-27-2009
20090217062SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING INFORMATION RELATING TO POWERED DEVICE POWER INTERRUPTION AND ASSOCIATED POWER SOURCING EQUIPMENT FALLBACK POWER - A system and method for communicating information relating to powered device (PD) power interruption and associated power sourcing equipment (PSE) fallback power. A PD can be powered using a primary local power source and a secondary power over Ethernet (PoE) power source. The PD communication can provide information that relates to PSE power delivery to the PD that is contingent upon detection of a failure occurring at the powered device.08-27-2009
20100070784Reducing Power Consumption in a Server Cluster - A method of reducing power consumption of a server cluster of host systems with virtual machines executing on the host systems is disclosed. The method includes recommending host system power-on when there is a host system whose utilization is above a target utilization, and recommending host system power-off when there is a host system whose utilization is below the target utilization. Recommending host system power-on includes calculating impact of powering on a standby host system with respect to reducing the number of highly-utilized host systems in the server cluster. The impact of powering on is calculated by simulating moving some virtual machines from highly utilized host systems to the standby host system being recommended to be powered on. Recommending host system power-off includes calculating impact of powering off a host system with respect to decreasing the number of less-utilized host systems in the server cluster. The impact of powering off is calculated by simulating moving all virtual machines from the host system, which is being recommended to be powered-off, to less-utilized host systems.03-18-2010
20100064153ADAPTIVE FEEDBACK AND POWER CONTROL FOR USB DEVICES - A universal serial bus power control circuit including at least one first switch which selectively couples a power source node to an external power node, a comparator which detects when the external power node is charged, a feedback node for enabling voltage regulation, a charge circuit and a controller. The charge circuit charges the external power node from the power source node and selectively couples the feedback node to at least one of the power source node and the external power node. The controller opens the first switch when the external power node is not charged, controls the charge circuit to charge the external power node while coupling the feedback node to the power source node, and closes the first switch and couples the feedback node to the external power node in a host mode when the external power node is charged.03-11-2010
20100058080Storage system including energy saving function - To keep to a minimum a frequency of an occurrence of a necessity of changing a power consumption condition of a storage device from an energy saving condition to a normal condition. A controller unit and a plurality of storage devices being furnished, a log area and a normal area are provided based on the plurality of storage devices. A quantity of log storage devices forming a basis of the log area is smaller than a quantity of normal storage devices forming a basis of the normal area. In an operational period, in which the controller unit is in a condition in which it may accept an input-output command from an external apparatus, a power consumption condition of the log storage devices is constantly in a normal condition in which an input or output of data can be carried out, while a power consumption condition of the normal storage devices, during a specified period in the operational period, is in an energy saving condition, which is a condition in which a power consumption is lower than in the normal condition. The controller unit, when receiving an input-output command from the external apparatus, in the event that the power consumption condition of the normal storage devices is the normal condition, carries out an input or output with respect to both the normal area and the log area.03-04-2010
20110099395Integrated System Power Controller - Systems and methods for controlling power delivery to system components are disclosed. A Centralized Integrated Power Management Controller is disclosed which includes a controller and a power stage communicatively coupled to the controller through a control bus and a power telemetry bus. The Centralized Integrated Power Management Controller includes an intelligence control unit in the controller corresponding to the power stage. The intelligence control unit drives the power stage through the control bus.04-28-2011
20110099394POWER MANAGEMENT IN A DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a data processing apparatus, a power mode is selected based on data regarding an operating status of a power utility powering the apparatus. The data is transmitted via power supply lines and includes information on timing/duration of present or anticipated brown-out and/or black-out conditions of the power utility. Power management functions can be performed, for example, using a BIOS of the apparatus or a power management application program.04-28-2011
20110083023REMOTE POWER DOWN CONTROL OF A DEVICE - In remote power down control of a device configured for externally initiated remote power down, such as over a network, activity of all externally connected sources of valid power down requests for the device is monitored; and the device is powered down in response to a combination of one of a received power down request and an inactivity time out with respect to each of the sources of valid power down requests for the device.04-07-2011
20120303984System and Method of Utilizing Resources within an Information Handling System - A method of utilizing an information handling system includes detecting an event by a state controller configured to enable a plurality of operating states for a host system including a host system power on state and a host system power off state, and a plurality of processing module operating states including a processing module power on state and a processing module reduced operating state, and enabling an operating state associated with the event, including enabling the processing module power on state where the processing module controls a shared resource and a processing module non-shared resource in response to detecting a processing module power on event, and enabling the processing module reduced operating state where the processing module controls the shared resource in response to detecting a processing module reduced operating event.11-29-2012
20120303983CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE POWER CONSUMPTION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A control system (11-29-2012
20120303982ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONTROLLING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A cloud server of a data center being used to control electronic devices. The cloud server receives employee information from a client in electronic communication with the cloud server a first time. The cloud server notifies a power supply to power on electronic devices corresponding to an employee, in response to a determination that employee information matches identification information of the employee. The cloud server notifies the power supply to turn off the electronic devices corresponding to the employee when the cloud server receives the employee information from the client a second time.11-29-2012
20110078468POWER CONTROLLER, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a power controller for controlling a power supply, includes: a receiver configured to receive a signal for switching an ON/OFF state of the power supply, a controller configured to control the ON/OFF state of the power supply, and an determining module configured to determine whether the signal is a signal for switching the power supply from the OFF state to the ON state or from the ON state to the OFF state. The controller controls to turn off the power supply, when the determining module determines that the signal is the signal for switching the power supply from the ON state to the OFF state. Further, the receiver, the controller and the determining module operate by a rechargeable battery, while the power supply is in an ON state, when the power supply is in an OFF state.03-31-2011
20110078467REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN A COMPUTING CLUSTER - Embodiments of the invention relate to reducing energy consumption in a computing cluster. An aspect of the invention includes a method for reducing energy consumption in a computing cluster. The method includes monitoring requests to server. The method further includes activating a server, if at least one request is to be routed to the server in a reduced power consumption state. The method further includes routing the requests to at least one server. The method further includes reducing power consumption on the server, if the server does not have at least one active request.03-31-2011
20120137146STATELESS REMOTE POWER MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTERS - A remote power management system and method for awakening a remote computing device over a computer network. A wakeup event is initiated by a client on the network, and an application server publishes the wakeup event. A subscriber, such as the subnet where the remote computing device resides, picks up the wakeup event and gives it to a computing device on the subnet that is awake. The awake computing device constructs a “magic packet” to take advantage of the automatic wakeup feature of the network card on the remote computing device, and broadcasts the “magic packet” throughout the subnet. Stateless handling of wakeup events is used to alleviate any need for a dedicated proxy server on the subnet to send the “magic packets.” The computing device on the subnet that constructs and broadcasts the “magic packets” is rotated to provide equitable rest time for each of the computing devices.05-31-2012
20120066525COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - The rotating speed of a cooling fan is controlled in accordance with the number of devices connected to ports of a packet transmitting/receiving unit and a connection speed with that device. When the number of ports establishing a link at a speed of 1 Gbps is zero, the voltage value of power output from a power source block to the cooling fan is 0 V and the cooling fan is deactivated. When the number of ports establishing a link at a speed of 1 Gbps is one or two, the voltage value is 8 V and the cooling fan rotates in a slow mode. Furthermore, when the number of ports establishing a link at a speed of 1 Gbps is three or four, the voltage value is 12 V and the cooling fan rotates in a fast mode.03-15-2012
20120066524ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device and a power supplying system of the electronic device are provided. A power supplying method for an electronic device may include: obtaining information regarding power transmission efficiency between a source electronic device and a target electronic device; obtaining power for decoding and playback of multimedia data in the target electronic device; generating resonance power based on the power transmission efficiency and the obtained power; and transmitting the generated resonance power and multimedia data to the target electronic device.03-15-2012
20110161694INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a device controller, an operation mode switching circuit, a line switch, and a controller. The device controller includes a wakeup function and performs transmission with the external device through a data line. The operation mode switching circuit changes an operation mode of a sleep-and-charge function and performs transmission with the external device through the data line. The line switch selectively connects the data line with either of the device controller or the operation mode switching circuit. The controller controls a power supply to the device controller and a drive of the operation mode switching circuit and the line switch in accordance with the condition of the main body.06-30-2011
20120204042User Level Control Of Power Management Policies - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having a core and a power controller to control power management features of the processor. The power controller can receive an energy performance bias (EPB) value from the core and access a power-performance tuning table based on the value. Using information from the table, at least one setting of a power management feature can be updated. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-09-2012
20090240963Distributed advanced power management - Power management commands from virtual machines (VMs) in a VM environment may be trapped by a VM monitor. Depending on the current power states of the other VMs in the VM environment, the VMM may emulate increase or decrease in available resources as applied to the VM issuing the power management commands. The VMM may modify the actual hardware resources available in a platform when such modification may not affect the current power states of the VMs in the VM environment.09-24-2009
20110154070Power Control Optimization in a Communication Network - The present invention relates to power control optimization in a communication network aiming at increased flexibility for controlling the power consumption in a network node (06-23-2011
20110161695POWER-SAVING NETWORK MANAGEMENT SERVER, NETWORK SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DETERMINING SUPPLY OF POWER - A power-saving network management server, which is coupled to a network system including a network device and manages a state of power to the network device, wherein the power-saving network management server is configured to: store network configuration information and task allocation information; determine starting or stopping of the power supply to the port of the network device based on the updated network configuration information and task allocation information; store a determination result of the starting or stopping of the power supply to the port as a port determination result; and control the power supply to the port of the network device based on the port determination result.06-30-2011
20080288792METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ADAPTIVE INTEGRATION ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS APPLICATION INTEGRATION - An adaptive integration activity management framework for on demand business process integration provides a mechanism to enable easy integration of legacy and new applications. The framework minimizes the effort need to integrate a new application into an existing business process environment such that the new activity is a “plug-in” into an action manager by implementing a standard adaptation layer. Activity integration is implemented in the principle of “on-demand” because it is invoked as required, so the communication and collaboration between partners become much more flexible.11-20-2008
20120311356AUTOMATICALLY TUNING A TRANSMITTER TO A RESONANCE FREQUENCY OF A RECEIVER - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to receive power wirelessly from the NFMR power supply must be located in a region known as the near field that extends no further than a distance of a few times a characteristic size of the NFMR power supply transmission device. Typically, the distance can be on the order of 1 meter or so. The NFMR power supply is used to tune a transmitter in order to maintain a high Q factor.12-06-2012
20080256373SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING POWER MANAGEMENT PARAMETERS IN A COMPUTING DEVICE FOR POWER OVER ETHERNET - A system and method for collecting power management parameters in a computing device for power over Ethernet (PoE). Computing devices such as portable computers can include a collection component that is responsible for gathering power management information from various parts of the computing device. The collected power management information can then be sent to a LAN on motherboard device for use in a PoE allocation scheme.10-16-2008
20100332868SQUELCH FILTRATION TO LIMIT FALSE WAKEUPS - Methods and apparatus relating squelch filtration to limit false wakeups are described. In one embodiment, a squelch logic generates a wakeup event for an agent based on occurrence of a number of pulses (originating from another agent) during a time period. Other embodiments are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20110179293APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYSTEM RESET USING ETHERNET FRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A Base Station (BS) includes an apparatus capable of performing a system reset using an Ethernet frame. The BS includes an Ethernet switch, a Programmable Logic Device (PLD), and a power unit. The Ethernet switch sorts an Ethernet frame capable of including a power reset command. The PLD attempts to detect a reset pattern at the Ethernet frame capable of including the power reset command, and determines the generation or non-generation of the power reset command depending on the detection or non-detection of the reset pattern. The power unit resets a power of a BS if the generation of the power reset command is notified from the PLD.07-21-2011
20110264930MODULAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH UNIFORM ADDRESS MAPPING - A modular integrated circuit includes a hub module that is coupled to a plurality of spoke modules via a plurality of hub interfaces. A memory module stores hub software and hub data and configuration data. The hub software operates in accordance with a memory map that includes a plurality of first reserved blocks corresponding to memory reserved for the plurality of spoke modules, and at least one second reserved block corresponding to memory reserved for at least one optional spoke module. The plurality of first reserved blocks are activated based on the configuration data and the at least one second reserved block is deactivated based on the configuration data.10-27-2011
20100287390DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPUTER NETWORK TRAFFIC MONITORING, DISTRIBUTION AND POWER MANAGEMENT - The presently disclosed device, system and method continuously monitors the network traffic within a local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) between a node and multiple servers. With the use of a configurator device, the system can also manage the power in at least one computer network by activating and deactivating these servers as a function of time. Each individual server can be designated as “active” or “standby.” Standby servers can be powered off, from a signal generated from the configurator to a module, if the rate of traffic drops below a predetermined threshold. The same servers can power back on when the network activity level rises above the same or another predetermined threshold. The system comprises a user interface, which allows a user to monitor network activity and define an upper and lower threshold, a configurator adaptable to configure the system based on the network traffic and the pre-defined thresholds, a plurality of modules that activate or deactivate the servers and may comprise a power distribution unit that works in conjunction with the system over the same communication protocol. The disclosed device and system may also control any associated PDU units used to cool the servers.11-11-2010
20100293400INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives, from an external device via a communication line, a signal requesting provision of various types of services; a processing unit that when the receiving unit receives the signal in a setting period of a power saving state where power consumption is lower than in a running state, returns to the running state to process the signal and provide a service corresponding to the signal; and a memory that stores a content of the service provided by the processing unit and a content of a request requested by the signal, the content of the service and the content of the request being correlated respectively, wherein when the request received by the receiving unit in the setting period of the power saving state matches the content of the request stored in the memory, the processing unit reads the content of the service correlated with the content of the request from the memory and provides the service corresponding to the content of the service to the external device.11-18-2010
20110126032POWER 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 limited or failing. In one embodiment, the switch receives a notification from an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and, in response to receiving the notification, selectively provides power to one or more devices powered by the switch. Selectively providing power to one or more of the devices may include providing power to only a subset of the devices, providing a different amount of power to different ones of the devices, or providing power for different durations to different ones of the devices. In an alternate embodiment, in response to receiving the notification, the switch communicates with a remote device and causes the remote device to activate at least one power saving feature.05-26-2011
20110138198POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A power management method and system. The method includes retrieving and storing by a computer processor, identification data identifying power consumption devices. Each power consumption device receives an input voltage signal and consumes power. The computer processor monitors a power consumption level for each power consumption device. The computer processor disables each power consumption device from receiving and consuming power. The computer processor generates an association list associating each power consumption level with the identification data. The computer processor generates and stores a prioritization list indicating an order of priority for disabling the power consumption devices.06-09-2011
20110138202ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL SUPPORT DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER CONTROL SUPPORT METHOD - An electric power control support device (06-09-2011
20110138201INTERFACE CARD, NETWORK DEVICE HAVING THE SAME AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An interface card is capable of communicating with an external device and includes a power supplier; a non-volatile memory which stores executable instructions to operate in an active-mode and a sleep-mode; a small-capacity volatile memory which is supplied with power in the sleep mode; a transmitter-receiver which transmits and receives packet data to/from the external device; and a controller which retrieves sleep-mode instructions stored in the non-volatile memory and loads the sleep mode instructions in the small-capacity volatile memory to transition the interface card into the sleep mode if the transmitter-receiver does not receive the packet data for predetermined time period in an active mode. The interface card processes certain packet data in the sleep mode and transitions back into the active mode when sleep mode operations determine that the packet data cannot be processed in the sleep mode. The non-volatile memory, and other components of an external circuit, is powered down when the interface card is in the sleep mode.06-09-2011
20110138200TERMINAL DEVICE AND POWER SAVING CONTROL METHOD - A terminal device that can be remotely controlled in a time range that is freely set up even in a power saving mode is provided. The terminal device includes input section 06-09-2011
20110138199REMOTE CONTROLLED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A remote controlled power supply system includes a data processing system and at least one power supply. The data processing system outputs a power source ON/OFF signal to drive the power supply to switch either in a working state or a sleeping state. The power supply includes a signal integration unit and a communication unit. The signal integration unit receives a working parameter of the power supply and outputs a first ON/OFF signal to drive the data processing system to output the power ON/OFF signal to switch the state of the power supply state. The communication unit is linked to the signal integration unit to receive the working parameter and output the working parameter to a communication network. The administrators can acquire the working parameter through a remote control equipment and control the power supply at the remote site.06-09-2011
20100180133LINK STATE DETECTION SYSTEM FOR NETWORK CABLE - A link detection system for a network cable is applicable for detecting a connection state of the network cable. If the network cable is connected to the link detection system, the network state detection unit sends a voltage level of a first signal, so as to turn on the power supply of the LAN controller. If the network cable is unplugged, the LAN controller sends a second signal, so as to turn off the power supply of the LAN controller. Alternatively, if the network cable is linked to the network interface in an idle contact state, the network state detection unit sends another voltage level of the first signal, so as to not turn on the power supply of the LAN controller, thereby reducing the power consumption of the personal computer.07-15-2010
20110258467Leveraging a Power Distribution System to Provide a Mobile Marketing Platform - Some embodiments leverage a power distribution system to provide a mobile platform with which establishments can connect to users and provide targeted advertising and marketing to the user. Specifically, the power distribution system includes several distributed power stations and a server that authorizes access to power of each power station. Additionally, the power distribution system provide a mobile application that runs on an electronic device and that sends to the server a request to access power from a power station at a particular establishment. Through the mobile application, establishments can provide content that includes advertising, promotions, and other information to keep the users interested in the goods and services of the establishments. The advertising, promotions, and other information may be customized per user based on previous user information or activity that is logged by the mobile application.10-20-2011
20110191610ARCHITECTURE TO ENABLE ENERGY SAVINGS IN NETWORKED COMPUTERS - This application includes systems and techniques that permit computers to remain accessible while in a low-power mode. In some implementations, the technique includes receiving at a first computer, via a computer network, information regarding a second computer transitioning to a low-power mode of operation; receiving at the first computer network communications designated for the second computer; processing at the first computer at least a portion of the network communications on behalf of the second computer without transitioning the second computer out of the low-power mode of operation, where the processing comprises processing the at least a portion of the network communications on behalf of the second computer within a virtual machine corresponding to the second computer; and initiating, via the computer network, a transition of the second computer out of the low-power mode of operation when at least one of the network communications satisfies a predetermined condition.08-04-2011
20110191608SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING POWER CONSUMPTION IN DATA PROPAGATION ENVIRONMENTS - An example method includes communicating a first signal to a remote computer element, the first signal can be used to establish a link between the remote computer element and a local computer element. The method also includes evaluating whether the remote computer element is configured to support a low-power protocol in which low-power IDLE signals are exchanged between the local computer element and the remote computer element, the evaluating occurs using a link layer protocol. In detailed embodiments, the method includes negotiating a wake-up time for the remote computer element to shift from a low-power mode to an active mode. The method can also include evaluating buffer parameters to confirm the wake-up time for the remote computer element to shift to the active mode. In still other embodiments, the method can include delaying a data transmission on the link for at least the wake-up time that was negotiated.08-04-2011
20110145608METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SERVER AND CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT OVER INTERNET-BASED NETWORK - A method and an apparatus for communication between an Automatic Configuration Server (ACS) and a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) over an Internet-based network are provided. A CPE determines in a power standby state whether an inform request message transmission period is received. If the inform request message transmission period is received, the CPE transitions from the power standby state to an active state and transmits an inform request message to an ACS. The CPE receives an inform response message from the ACS in response to the inform request message, and upon receiving the inform response message, transitions from the active state to the power standby state.06-16-2011
20090300383ENERGY CONSERVATION CONTROL DEVICE FOR A NETWORK SYSTEM - In order to accomplish the aforementioned task, there is characterized an electric power consumption control method, for a plurality of network connection devices connected with the network, which groups a plurality of network connection devices and, on the basis of the traffic level of the grouped network connection devices, controls the grouped network connection devices in group units.12-03-2009
20090300381THIN CLIENT AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - Thin client-server architecture networks have a server and a thin client electrically connecting each. The server receives command signals from the thin client, produces respond signals respectively, and sends the respond signals back to the thin client. The server has a counter for counting a residual number, the number of the respond signals not being transmitted yet, and a power management application module. When the residual number turns zero, the power management application module sends a standby signal to a power management module of the thin client to selectively close or maintain the power of the thin client.12-03-2009
20090300380Remote power save service for imaging device - A remote power save service for an imaging device is provided. When the imaging device is awake, a power save controller on the imaging device causes the imaging device to enter a reduced power mode in response to a valid power save request received from a remote power save client. Entry into a reduced power mode by the imaging device is thereby achieved without waiting for timeout and without a need for action on the imaging device front panel. Moreover, where an imaging device supports multiple reduced power modes, a power save controller on the imaging device causes the imaging device to enter the particular one of the reduced power modes indicated in the power save request received from the remote power save client.12-03-2009
20090292932DEVICE FOR MANAGING ELECTRONIC DEVICES CONSTITUTING STORAGE SYSTEM - A management device that manages a plurality of electronic devices constituting a storage system specifies a power effect unit, through which a path that cannot be closed does not pass, from among a plurality of power effect units present in the storage system (units whose power states are switched independently), and causes the power state of the power effect unit to be transitioned to a power savings state by closing the path passing through the power effect unit. The power effect units are units, the power states of which are switched independently, and are the electronic devices themselves or a part thereof.11-26-2009
20110191609POWER USAGE MANAGEMENT - The invention relates to a method of influencing power consumption of a process being executed on a computer system, comprising calculating an estimate of usage of at least one system resource by the process, converting the estimate of usage into a power consumption estimate, monitoring a time period during which the process is in an idle state and influencing at least one aspect of the computer system if the power consumption estimate exceeds a predefined limit while the process is in an idle state. Preferably this influencing comprises automatic termination of the process if the power consumption estimate exceeds the predefined limit. The at least one system resource may be selected from the group of: a central processing unit (CPU), a storage medium such as a hard disk, a monitor, a graphics card and a communications bus.08-04-2011
20110197081METHOD 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 ports for connecting to the network devices and an external power supply having a plurality of output ports for connecting to the network switches. The external power supply communicates power available to the network switches. Each network switch determines amounts and priority levels of power for the network devices connected thereto, sums together the amounts at each priority level, determines additional amounts and priority levels of power required beyond the internal power supply capability, and sends a power request to the external power supply. The external power supply allocates power to the network switches depending on the power requests received.08-11-2011
20090063879Information transmission device, system, and method - A network includes nodes that transmit information to each other. Some nodes operate intermittently; other nodes operate continuously. Information is transmitted to an intermittently operating node by a handshaking protocol in which the intermittently operating node indicates that it is ready to receive. Information is transmitted to a continuously operating node without such handshaking, thereby saving time and power. Each transmitting node has a memory storing information indicating which other nodes require handshaking.03-05-2009
20110307718DYNAMIC FABRIC PLANE ALLOCATION FOR POWER SAVINGS - In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a first utilization value, accessing a second utilization value, defining a third utilization value, and sending to a first switching portion of a distributed network switch a deactivate signal in response to the third utilization value. The first utilization value is associated with the first switching portion of the distributed network switch. The second utilization value is associated with a second switching portion of the distributed network switch. The third utilization value is associated with the second switching portion of the distributed network switch and is based on the first utilization parameter and the second utilization parameter. The first switching portion of the distributed network switch ceases communication within the distributed network switch in response to the deactivate signal.12-15-2011
20090172430ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POWER-SAVING SETTING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a connection unit which is connected to a network, a reception unit which receives setting information for making a power-saving setting for a device connected to the network, a sending unit which sends the setting information received by the reception unit to the network via the connection unit, and a setting unit which, upon receiving via the network the setting information from The electronic device connected to the network, makes a power-saving setting based on the received setting information.07-02-2009
20120124398Measuring and Managing Power Usage and Cooling in a Network - A system for measuring aspects of a network having a plurality of network components, includes a monitor configured to gather operational characteristics of at least one of the plurality of network components and an analyzer. The analyzer is configured to analyze the gathered operational characteristics received from the monitor and estimate characteristics of an unmonitored one of the plurality of network components based on the gathered operational characteristics.05-17-2012
20120210146ADAPTIVE USB CHARGING METHOD AND SYSTEM - An adaptive universal serial bus (USB) charging method and system are disclosed. In a low-power state, a USB device is charged with a non-USB charging mode. The non-USB charging mode is retained when no variation of a data signal coupled to the USB device is detected. When the data signal possesses variation for a first period, it is switched to a third proprietary charging mode.08-16-2012
20120047376Semiconductor integrated circuit - In a semiconductor LSI that sequentially performs predetermined processing on data input successively, a host CPU, a plurality of sequencers, and a data engine are connected in a hierarchical manner with the host CPU at top and the data engine at bottom. Each sequencer includes a memory that stores a parameter for execution of the sequencer, a memory controller, a loop counter, a sequence controller, and an interface unit that handles transmission and reception of signals with an external unit of the sequencer. The interface units of the plurality of sequencers have the same specifications.02-23-2012
20120047377MULTICORE PROCESSOR POWER CREDIT MANAGEMENT BY DIRECTLY MEASURING PROCESSOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION - A microprocessor includes an input that receives an indication of the amount of instantaneous power being supplied to the microprocessor by an external power source. The microprocessor includes a plurality of processing cores that each receive the indication from the input and responsively determine an amount of energy consumed by the microprocessor during a preceding period. The period is a predetermined length of time. Each processing core operates at a frequency above a predetermined frequency in response to determining that the amount of energy consumed by the microprocessor during the preceding period is less than a predetermined amount of energy. The predetermined frequency may be: a frequency at which all the cores can operate over the predetermined length of time without the microprocessor consuming more than the predetermined amount of energy, or alternatively the maximum frequency at which system software may request the two or more processing cores to operate.02-23-2012
20120210148ENERGY-SAVING APPARATUS USING COMPUTER USER INFORMATION, AND ENERGY-SAVING METHOD USING SAME - Provided are an energy-saving apparatus using computer user information and an energy-saving method using same. In detail, in order to minimize power consumption of a computer by automatically switching a power mode of the computer to an energy-saving mode according to whether the computer recognizes the computer user information, the energy-saving apparatus includes: a signal generation unit which stores and transmits the computer user information; an information transceiving unit which receives the computer user information from the signal generation unit; a storage space for storing user authentication information; a comparison unit which compares the computer user information received from the signal generation unit with the user authentication information stored in the storage space to determine whether or not the computer user information and the user authentication information match each other; and a mode switching unit which switches the power mode of the computer into the energy-saving mode according to a result of the determination of the comparison unit.08-16-2012
20120210147MODULAR POWER CONTROL SYSTEM TO MANAGE POWER CONSUMPTION - A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code having programming instructions tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium. The programming instructions are operable to receive an indication of a geoboundary event and determine an occurrence of at least one of a radio frequency identification (RFID) event and a local area network (LAN) event. Additionally, the programming instructions are operable to adjust one or more power consumption settings of an environment based on at least one of the receiving of the indication of the geoboundary event and the determination of the occurrence of the at least one of the RFID event and the LAN event.08-16-2012
20110167281ACCESSORY POWER MANAGEMENT - Methods, apparatus, and circuits for managing power among portable computing devices and one or more accessories. One example provides commands to improve power management between a portable computing device and one or more accessories. Other examples provide commands that may allow a portable computing device to charge at a maximum available current level while providing an accessory with sufficient current for its proper operation. Another may help prevent a portable computing device from drawing a high level of current that could be detrimental to an accessory, while others provide commands that may allow a battery pack to instruct a portable computing device to not charge its internal battery. Another example may allow a portable computing device to determine which power supply among multiple power supplies should be used to power an accessory, while others may allow an accessory to retrieve charging current parameters from a portable computing device.07-07-2011
20110167282POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT MONITORING NETWORK AND COMPONENTS - A system to monitor power loading in a plurality of power distribution units. The system includes a power monitoring gateway with a port configured to communicate with an internet protocol network using an internet protocol address. The power monitoring gateway is also configured to communicate with the plurality of power distribution units through a communication link that does not use internet protocol addressing. The communication link in some embodiments is a wireless link. In other embodiments, the communication link uses a single pair of wires with the power monitoring gateway and the power distribution units configured in a daisy chain topology.07-07-2011
20110167283CPU Status Controlled Uninterruptible Power Supply - Systems, apparatus and methods for controlling the flow of power are provided. A current source (07-07-2011
20120011381INFORMATION TRANSMISSION DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A network includes nodes that transmit information to each other. Some nodes operate intermittently; other nodes operate continuously. Information is transmitted to an intermittently operating node by a handshaking protocol in which the intermittently operating node indicates that it is ready to receive. Information is transmitted to a continuously operating node without such handshaking, thereby saving time and power. Each transmitting node has a memory storing information indicating which other nodes require handshaking.01-12-2012
20120023344SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS - A first switch is arranged between a judgment unit and a signal line. The first switch is turned on during a period in which the judgment unit judges a device, after which the first switch is turned off. A second switch is turned off during a period in which the judgment unit judges the device, after which the second switch is turned on. The signal line connects a communication interface port, which allows various different kinds of devices to be connected, and a communication terminal of a processor configured to perform data communication with the device. The judgment unit monitors the electrical state of the signal line, and judges the device connected to the port.01-26-2012
20120023343POWER AND DATA HUB - The power and data hub is a fan-less modular electronic system having a main housing member that forms a heat sink, which houses an electronic switch fabric backbone. The electronic switch fabric backbone connects multiple modular slots using a connection fabric backplane, which provides low voltage power input and command protocols. Cross-matrix switches are provided to interconnect stand-alone audio-visual, computer and other data, such as audio I/O, video I/O, and outputs via the integrated switch fabric backbone. Multifunction modular cards are provided and securely insert into modular slots disposed in the main housing unit. The system includes a control and DC power injector management unit for power control of connected units. Power management instructions can be issued to the main unit and modular cards. A network-based management utility controls, monitors and records operational parameters, and also stores and translates programmed instructions to the device.01-26-2012
20120060041SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING TOTAL POWER CONSUMPTION OF PLURAL APPARATUSES AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A system according to the present invention includes a server and a plurality of apparatuses each incorporating a device. The apparatuses control power supply ON and OFF states of the devices in accordance with an instruction from the server. The server collects pieces of operation state information indicating operation states of the apparatuses from the apparatuses, and groups, based on the collected information, the apparatuses into groups which respectively correspond to different operation states and respectively have different priorities. The server further sends an allowance notification indicating a device power supply allowance to apparatuses which belong to respective groups in descending order of priority taking into consideration a parameter associated with power consumption values of apparatuses to which the device power supply allowance is given. Each apparatus sets the device in a power supply ON state when the allowance notification is received from the server.03-08-2012
20120117396POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE WITH COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITY AND METHOD OF USE - A power management device can include a housing, a power input associated with the housing, and a plurality of power outputs associated with the housing. At least certain power outputs can be connectable to one or more electrical loads external to the housing and to the power input. In some embodiments, a communications bus and one or more power control sections can be associated with the housing. In some embodiments, one or more power control sections can communicate with the communications bus and with one or more corresponding power outputs among the plurality of power outputs. In some embodiments, a power information display can communicate with the communications bus. If desired, a power information determining section can be associated with the housing and in communication with the communications bus. The power information determining section may communicate power-related information to the power information display.05-10-2012
20120159207POWER MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - A power management device of an SD memory card reader includes a power supply regulator and a controller. The controller controls the power supply regulator to provide a memory card voltage according to an external control signal transmitted from a single control pin. Wherein when the external control signal denotes an enable state, the power supply regulator provides the memory card voltage; when the external control signal denotes a disable state, the power supply regulator stops providing the memory card voltage and discharges the load capacitor; and when the external control signal returns to the enable state from the disable state in a predetermined duration, the power supply regulator changes the memory card voltage.06-21-2012
20120159206INFORMATION PROCESSOR - Disclosed herein is an information processor, including: a detecting portion detecting connection between a battery pack and an information processor main body, and outputting connection information to the battery pack; a power source circuit to which an electric power is supplied from the battery pack acquiring the connection information; a manipulation portion adapted to be manipulated by a user; and a stopping portion outputting un-connection information to the battery pack when the manipulation portion is manipulated, and stopping output of the connection information even when the connection is detected by the detecting portion.06-21-2012
20120159204SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT - A system comprises a plurality of processor cores. The processor cores may comprise one or more application processor (AP) cores and a boot strap processor (BSP) core. A basic input/output system (BIOS) comprises an I/O device module to call a stall function in response to an I/O operation, a power management module that couples to the I/O device and a timer module that couples to the power management module. The power management module is to adjust a timer period of the timer module based on a stall delay of the stall function. The power management module may hook the stall function and compare the stall delay with a predetermined threshold and set the timer period to the stall delay in response to determining that the stall delay is longer. The power management module may put the BSP in a sleep mode during the timer period to save power.06-21-2012
20120159205START-UP CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A start-up control apparatus includes a power supply, a control chip, and a sensing module. The control chip includes a switching on module and a control module. The sensing module senses a current of the power supply and send a safe message to the control module after determining the current of the power supply is less than a reference current. The control module receives the safe message and control the switching on module to switch on the power supply to power on a computer system after the switching on module receives a start-up trigger signal.06-21-2012
20110107125COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes a monitor, and a motherboard. The monitor includes a display screen, a switch set on the monitor, and a first video connector. The first video connector includes a first monitor identity pin, and a first ground pin. The motherboard includes a second video connector. The second video connector includes a second monitor identity pin electrically connected to the first monitor identity pin, and a second ground pin electrically connected to the first ground pin. The second monitor identity pin and the second ground pin are correspondingly connected to a power signal line and a ground line of the motherboard. The switch is connected between the first monitor identity pin and the first ground pin, to control the motherboard to power on or power off.05-05-2011
20110099396STORAGE APPARATUS - A storage apparatus includes: a storage medium for storing data; a controller for controlling an access from an upper device to the storage medium through a data line for transmitting data; a detector for detecting a transition of an access signal for requesting access from the upper device through the data line; and a power controller for supplying power to the controller in accordance with a rate of the transition of the access signal detected by the detector.04-28-2011
20090132836POWER-SAVING CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A power-saving control apparatus includes a memory storing first to Nth different authentication codes, determines, every time a signal including an authentication code is received, whether the authentication code in the received signal is a valid code which matches one of the authentication codes in the memory, outputs an operation signal to a main apparatus when the authentication code in the received signal is determined to be the valid code, and generates a new authentication code, when (a) the number of times the authentication code in each received signal matches a first authentication code of the authentication codes in the memory is equal to a predetermined value or (b) the authentication code in the received signal matches a second or subsequent authentication code of the authentication codes in the memory, to delete one of the authentication codes in the memory, and to store the new authentication code in the memory.05-21-2009
20090172429POWER 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 to define the states.07-02-2009
20120124401DOMESTIC APPLIANCE COMPRISING A COMMUNICATION UNIT, SYSTEM OF APPLIANCES AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A domestic appliance includes an internal electrical load, a controller for controlling the internal electrical load, and a communication device coupled with the controller. The controller is configured for transmitting via the communication device data to additional domestic appliances, wherein the received data include information about a time of an impending startup of the internal electrical load, and/or for receiving via the communication device data from additional domestic appliances, wherein the received data include information about a time of an impending startup of an electrical load of an additional domestic appliance. The internal electrical load is controlled based on the received information, preventing an overload of the power supply system.05-17-2012
20120317428METHOD OF REMOTELY CONTROLLING POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS - A method of remotely controlling power distribution units enables the power distribution units to automatically transmit messages to a server once connected to the server via a network. When a user logs into a server and requests to remotely control the associated power distribution units, the user only needs to enter the serial numbers or identification data thereof. The server then automatically searches for all power distribution units owned by the user, and provides a group management interface. The user can then group the power distribution units according to their locations or their properties in order to control the on and off thereof. Without knowing the IP addresses of the power distribution units, the user can readily control the power distribution units at different locations remotely.12-13-2012
20120131361REMOTE CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING MOTHERBOARD USING THE REMOTE CONTROLLER - A remote controller is connected to one or more server via an intelligent platform management bus (IPMB). The controller includes a redundant power supply and a remote control module. Once the remote controller receives a control command to power on one of the servers from a system administer, the remote control module powers on the server, and sends an operation command to control a motherboard of the server to run. By utilizing the remote controller, the system administrator can remotely control baseboard management controllers of the servers when the power supply of the server does not have an AC power.05-24-2012
20120131360PATH CHARACTERISTIC BASED ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Associating service agents in communication over a network to one or more respective clients coupled to the network at respective ports of the network is described. At a first service agent, a first signal is received from a first client coupled to the network at a first port. The first signal propagates over a first signal propagation path between the first service agent and the first port. An association between the first service agent and the first client is established based at least in part on a difference between: the first signal propagation path between the first service agent and the first port, and a second signal propagation path between the first service agent and a second port or between a second service agent and the first port.05-24-2012
20120131359DIGITAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH REDUCED POWER MODE - A digital image display device for displaying a collection of digital images, comprising: a display screen; a processor; a power control circuit for enabling an active display mode for displaying digital images on the display screen and a reduced power mode wherein the display screen does not display digital images; a network interface for communicating with a network; an image memory for storing digital images; and a processor-accessible program memory. The program memory stores executable instructions for causing the processor to execute the steps of: receiving one or more digital images from a network server using the network interface; storing the received digital images in the image memory; if the power control circuit is in the reduced power mode when the digital images are received setting it to operate in the active display mode; and displaying the stored received digital images on the display screen.05-24-2012
20120166825Controlling the Power Consumption of Computers - A system comprising a group of computers including a group power controller is provided. Each computer of the group has a performance monitor for monitoring a measure of performance of the computer. The measure of performance is the value of at least one performance metric of the computer excluding contributions to the activity metric(s) of one or more predetermined activities. The group power controller is configured to allocate to the computers of the group shares of a maximum power consumption of the group. The shares are allocated in dependence on the monitored measures of performance. Each computer of the group has an individual power controller configured to limit the power consumption of the computer to the share allocated by the group power controller.06-28-2012
20120137148RACK SERVER DEVICE - A rack server device includes a plurality of servers and at least one control board of rack server device. Each of the servers includes a baseboard management controller (BMC). The BMC is operable to receive a power-on controlling signal so that the BMC can turn on the server. The control board of rack server device is connected to the servers through a management network and outputs the power-on controlling signal based on an input command. The control board of rack server device outputs the power-on controlling signal to the BMC of one of the servers so that the BMC turns on the server.05-31-2012
20120137149System And Method For Managing Information Handling System Power Supply Capacity Utilization Based On Load Sharing Power Loss - An information handling system having plural processing modules, such as an information handling system blade chassis having plural information handling system blades, allocates power by determining an actual load sharing power loss associated with plural power supplies and applying the actual load sharing power loss to determine how much power to allocate to the information handling system modules. A chassis manager determines actual load sharing power loss by retrieving power information from plural power supplies. The actual load sharing power loss replaces a worst-case load sharing power loss assumed value to increase the amount power available for allocation to the information handling system modules.05-31-2012
20120137147Method of powering down a computer system from a remote power button event - A method for powering down a computer system through the use of a remote power button is shown. A remote power button is actuated that generates an interrupt. The interrupt is handled by the power management controller of an operating system or basic input output system. The power management controller causes the computer system to be shut down as according to the basic input output system or operating system power management policies, with or without waiting for critical processes to terminate.05-31-2012
20110185200METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WAKING DEVICE FROM POWER SAVE MODE - A method for waking a device from a power save mode to an active mode includes: transmitting, by a first device, a magic packet through a predetermined channel to a second device, which operates in the power save mode by repeating a doze state and an awake state according to a predetermined period of time, for notifying the second device to switch to the active mode; and retransmitting the magic packet to the second device through the predetermined channel if a response to the magic packet has not been received from the second device and a predetermined time has not elapsed after transmitting the magic packet through the predetermined channel.07-28-2011
20110185199EMBEDDED SYSTEM AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF - An embedded system comprises a main chip generating a sleep signal, a network interface controller (MC) generating a wake-up signal, a microprogrammed control unit (MCU), a switch, and a power source. The MCU sends a closing signal upon receiving the wake-up signal and an opening signal upon receiving the sleep signal. The switch comprises a public terminal, a free terminal, and a control terminal. The free terminal connects to the main chip, the control terminal connects to the MCU, the public terminal connects to the free terminal upon receiving the closing signal, and the public terminal disconnects from the free terminal upon receiving the opening signal. The power source connects to the MC and the MCU to provide power, and further connects to the public terminal to provide power if the public terminal and the free terminal are connected, and stop power if disconnected.07-28-2011
20100191989System And Method For Power Management At An Information Handling System Management Subsystem - An information handling system management subsystem power manager adjusts power consumption of the management subsystem based on operational conditions at the information handling system. The power manager powers down the management subsystem when the information handling system is powered down so that the management subsystem performs substantially only those functions needed to reboot itself to an operational state. If a power up command is received, the management subsystem reboots to an operational condition so that it can then restart the information handling system. In one embodiment, the power manager adjusts the clock of a processor that executes the management subsystem to maintain utilization of the processor within a predetermined range.07-29-2010
20120173899GRACEFUL OUT-OF-BAND POWER CONTROL OF REMOTELY-MANAGED COMPUTER SYSTEMS - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for remote management of a computer system using graceful power control commands. A management controller is able to receive commands from a remote management console to perform a graceful power control command (e.g., power-down, hibernate). The management controller stores the graceful power control command in a shared memory and notified (e.g., via interrupt) a management agent that the graceful power control command is present. The management agent retrieves the graceful power control command and invokes an appropriate operating system command. The management agent can also provide result information to the management controller.07-05-2012
20100050003MONITOR POWER MANAGEMENT - A method of performing power down of a computer monitor when a video signal is no longer present and apparatus which performs the method schedules an automatic power conservation mode after a given period of time unless an inhibiting power sustain command embedded in the video signal is received. The power sustain command is placed in the regular video signal at a regular interval. The frequency of the command may be made shorter than the power-off timeout in order to maintain the power-on state of the monitor. Multiple time lapse thresholds may be set to permit multiple power conservation modes. This method may be implemented without making hardware changes in retrofitting a monitor.02-25-2010
20100050002Energy-Saving System for Electronic Apparatus - The present invention discloses an energy-saving system for electronic apparatus, comprising an electronic device and a remote controller. The electronic device includes a power supply module, a microprocessor module and a power-saving module. The microprocessor module is electrically connected to the power supply module. The power-saving module is electrically connected to a power source, the microprocessor module and the power supply module. The remote controller transfers a remote control signal to the power-saving module. Herein, upon receipt of the remote control signal, the power-saving module electrically disconnects the power supply module so as to stop electrical energy supply to the power supply module. Herein the power-saving module consumes 0.08 to 0.12 Watts of electrical energy. Therefore, the energy-saving system for electronic apparatus according to the present invention consumes simply about 0.1 Watts of electrical energy in standby mode, thereby achieving the effect of power-saving.02-25-2010
20100050001Peer-to-Peer Communications - In a multiple-access network, network access terminals conduct peer-to-peer communications on reverse link channels of the network.02-25-2010
20100050000Network Element Power Management - A method and apparatus for power management of a network element. In one embodiment of the invention, a networking card configuration request is received for a type of networking card irrespective of a networking card of that type being inserted into the network element. The network element does not enable networking cards unless they are successfully configured and inserted. The amount of power that the networking card consumes is determined without reading a power consumption value from that card. If it is determined that allowing that type of networking card to be configured would exceed the power capacity of the network element, the configuration request is denied and the networking card, if or when inserted remains disabled and is not powered up. However, if allowing that type of networking card to be configured would not exceed the power capacity, the configuration request is accepted, the amount of power that type of networking card consumes is allocated, and the card will be enabled when inserted.02-25-2010
20120124399Method and System of Power Control - A power control method for a computer system is disclosed. The computer system establishes wireless connection with a handheld equipment via a wireless communication interface. The power control method includes receiving a sound signal transmitted from the handheld equipment via the wireless communication interface when the computer system operates in a shut-down state, recognizing the sound signal to generate a recognition result, and starting the computer system when the recognition result indicates that the sound signal conforms to a start command.05-17-2012
20120084581POWER SUPPLY CONTROL APPARATUS, ELECTRIC DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY CONTROL SYSTEM, AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - A power supply control apparatus includes an opening/closing unit that is used for starting or stopping power supply to an electric device, a reception unit configured to receive power-supply-control information that is transmitted from the electric device, and a control unit configured to control the opening/closing unit based on the power-supply-control information that is received by the reception unit.04-05-2012
20120084580Power Budget Allocation in Multi-Processor Systems - Systems, apparatuses, methods, and software that implement power budget allocation optimization algorithms in multi-processor systems, such as server farms. The algorithms are derived from a queuing theoretic model that minimizes the mean response time of the system to the jobs in the workload while accounting for a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, the type of power (frequency) scaling mechanism(s) available within the processors in the system, the power-to-frequency relationship(s) of the processors for the scaling mechanism(s) available, whether or not the system is an open or closed loop system, the arrival rate of jobs incoming into the system, the number of jobs within the system, and the type of workload being processed.04-05-2012
20090019296Network system port thereof for transmitting various signals and power - The present invention is to provide a network system for transmitting various signals and power, which comprises at least a power sourcing equipment and at least a powered device over a network. Each of the power sourcing equipment and the powered device has at least a port, wherein a first isolated conductor is disposed at one side of the port while a second isolated conductor is disposed at the other side of the port and creates a power circuit for transmitting power in combination with the first isolated conductor. Four differential signal pairs of the port, each with two conductors, are disposed between the first isolated conductor and the second isolated conductor, wherein each of the power sourcing equipment and the powered device transmits Ethernet signals through two of the differential signal pairs of its port and transmits other network signals through the other two differential signal pairs.01-15-2009
20110004774Temperature Compensating Adaptive Voltage Scalers (AVSs), Systems, and Methods - Adaptive voltage scalers (AVSs), systems, and related methods are disclosed. The AVSs are configured to adaptively adjust voltage levels powering a functional circuit(s) based on target operating frequencies and delay variation conditions to avoid or reduce voltage margin. In one embodiment, the AVS includes a database. The database can be configured to store voltage levels for various operating frequencies of a functional circuit(s) to avoid or reduce voltage margin. The database allows rapid voltage level decisions. In one embodiment, a voltage offset is added to a voltage level retrieved from the database corresponding to a target operating frequency of the functional circuit(s). In another embodiment, a voltage level is retrieved from the database corresponding to a target operating frequency for and a temperature level of the functional circuit(s). The AVS may partially or fully controllable by a software-based module that consults the database to make voltage level decisions.01-06-2011
20110131429ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY METHOD AND ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - There is provided an electric power supply device including an electric power supply portion that continuously supplies, to another device with which an agreement about electric power supply has been made, electric power agreed with the other device until one of a time at which the agreement becomes unnecessary and a time determined in advance, the electric power being supplied via a bus line formed by a pair of conductors, and an information communication portion that transmits and receives an information signal indicating information to and from the other device to which the electric power supply portion supplies the electric power, such that the information signal is superimposed on the electric power supplied from the electric power supply portion. The electric power supply portion determines whether to change the electric power to be supplied, in accordance with one of connection of a new device to the bus line and disconnection of the new device from the bus line.06-02-2011
20120239948INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, POWER MODE CONTROL METHOD, AND POWER MODE CONTROL PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information processing apparatus switches from a regular power mode to a power saving mode in the event that a first control unit does not process packets for a certain period of time. The information processing apparatus includes a packet table in which packets to be processed by the first control unit are registered, and a determining unit for determining whether the system of the information processing apparatus can switch to the power saving mode. In the event that the determining unit determines that the system can switch to the power saving mode, a network controller processes the packets based on the packet table.09-20-2012
20110047394ELECTRICAL POWER SAVING SYSTEM - An electrical power saving system that achieves efficient electricity consumption of apparatuses connected via a communication network includes at least first and second apparatuses connected via the communication network. The first and second apparatuses each include: a transmission and reception unit that transmits and receives a control command via the communication network, the control command being a command by which one apparatus controls another apparatus; and an operation state switching unit that switches an operation state according to the control command. The first and second apparatuses each have, as operation states of different electricity consumption, a first OFF operation mode in which the apparatus is in a power-OFF state but a part of the apparatus is supplied with power, and a second OFF operation mode of lower electricity consumption than the first OFF operation mode. The operation state switching unit in the second apparatus switches the operation state of the second apparatus from the first OFF operation mode to the second OFF operation mode in the case where, when the second apparatus is in the first OFF operation mode, the transmission and reception unit in the second apparatus receives a control command instructing to switch the operation state, from the first apparatus.02-24-2011
20120324254DRAWING POWER OVER NETWORK CABLE - A source device to provide power through a network cable and a user device is to draw power from the network cable. A database is to store a parameter associated with the user device. The source device is to access the stored parameter based on receipt of information related to the user device and is to compare at least one of a current power drawn and an additional power requested by the user device to a power limit of the user device based on the accessed parameters. The source device is to send a power message to the user device based on the comparison, the power message to relate to an amount of the power the user device is to draw.12-20-2012
20120272077GPS INPUT FOR POWER CONSUMPTION POLICY - A portable computing device is provided. The portable computing device includes a power source for providing a power supply in accordance with a power consumption policy, a processing unit operably coupled to the power source and a storage unit. The storage unit is operably coupled to the power source and the processing unit and configured to cause the processing unit to access geo-location data and to adjust the power consumption policy based on the geo-location data.10-25-2012
20120324255SECONDARY POWER UTILIZATION DURING PEAK POWER TIMES - Systems and methods for selectively utilizing secondary power sources during peak power times are provided for. The method includes receiving a notification of a peak power time, and discontinuing use of a primary power supply and beginning use of a secondary power supply based upon the notification.12-20-2012
20110239011METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING WAKE-UPS OF OFFLINE MOBILE DEVICES - An scheduler module is provided for acting on a request to establish a communication session between a first device and a second device, wherein the first device, the second device, or both are associated with a respective activity schedule that specifies, at least in part, a wake-up time when the respective device will be in an active state. The scheduler module also determines whether the first device, the second device, or both are in an inactive state, to determine a next wake-up time to effect establishment of the communication session.09-29-2011
20110239010MANAGING POWER PROVISIONING IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING - One or more computers manage power consumption in a plurality of computers by repeatedly evaluating power consumption of pluralities of computers such that any given plurality of computers is evaluated by aggregating indicia of power consumption of the individual computers in the given plurality. The evaluation identifies or predicts pluralities of computers that are over-consuming power and identifies pluralities of computers that are under-consuming power. A first plurality of computers identified as over-consuming power are sent messages to instruct some of its comprising computers or virtual machines (VMs) to lower their computational workload. A second plurality of computers identified as under-consuming power are sent messages instructing the other computers to increase their computation workload.09-29-2011
20110264932HOME APPLIANCE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - A home appliance and a method of operating the same are provided. By controlling operation of the home appliance with varied rate information according to a power consumption amount, an entire power consumption amount is reduced, and by preventing power consumption from being concentrated in a specific time zone, power consumption is distributed.10-27-2011
20120331316INDUCTIVE CHARGING AND DATA TRANSFER FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES ORGANIZED INTO A MESH NETWORK - Illustrated is a system and method to receive a data packet at a first mobile computing device that is part of a plurality of mobile computing devices organized as a mesh network, the data packet including a power up command and device identifier identifying a second mobile computing device requesting power. The system and method also include identifying a path from the first mobile computing device to the second mobile computing device, the path composed of at least the first and second mobile computing devices and including inductive links. Further, the system and method include transmitting electrical power, based upon the inductive links, from the first mobile computing device to a third mobile computing device, the third mobile computing device residing on the path from the first mobile computing device to the second mobile computing device.12-27-2012
20120331315System and Method for Re-Balancing Power Supply Efficiency in a Networking Environment - A system and method for re-balancing power supply efficiency in a networking environment. Identification of changes in a network device that affect power consumption can be used to generate power request messages that are communicated to a power supply control via a communication bus. Based on such power request messages, the power supply control can then identify a re-balanced configuration of the power supply system to enable efficient operation of the power supply system.12-27-2012
20110320834DATA CENTER MANAGEMENT UNIT WITH IMPROVED DISASTER PREVENTION AND RECOVERY - A data center management unit for managing and controlling power distribution to computers in a data center includes a power inlet, a plurality of power outlets for providing power to respective ones of the computers, and a processor. In addition thereto, the data center management unit includes a memory for storing logged parameters or events. The processor in the data center management unit takes measures for disaster prevention and/or disaster recovery based on the logged parameters or events. The measures for disaster prevention or disaster recovery comprise generating alert messages, de-activating one or more power outlets, activating one or more power outlets and/or re-activating a power outlet that has been de-activated earlier.12-29-2011
20110320833SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - An example method is provided and includes communicating a first packet to a network element in order to indicate whether an endpoint can have its power managed by network communications. The first packet includes an Internet protocol (IP) address associated with the endpoint. The method also includes receiving a second packet from the network element to identify whether the endpoint can have its power managed. The endpoint is configured to have its power managed via a port associated with the endpoint. In more specific embodiments, a state associated with the endpoint is used to determine whether to power on, or to power off the endpoint. In other implementations, the endpoint is powered on, or powered off at a specific time based on a policy associated with the endpoint.12-29-2011
20120290859USB HOST WAKE UP VIA A USB DEVICE WHEN IN SHUT DOWN MODE - A system and method for communicating between a controller and a device is provided: The controller communicates with the device over a communication link. The controller shutting off a power supply that is connected to the communication link, for example, due to inactivity parameters. The device generating a wake up signal and transmitting the wake up signal from the device to the controller while the power supply is shut off.11-15-2012
20130013940SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE HANDSHAKING THROUGH A POWER SUPPLY SIGNAL - Handshaking circuits are provided in a communications cable and in a device operable to be mated with the communications cable. Before a device can utilize the power supply signal of such a communications channel, the two handshaking circuits must sufficiently identify one another over a power supply signal with a decreased voltage. The decreased voltage allows for a cable plug to be provided with a safe, protected power that cannot cause harm to a human. The decreased voltage also reduces the chance that a device can receive a primary power supply signal from the cable before the device sufficiently identifies itself. Accordingly, a laptop may be connected to a portable music player, but the voltage of the power supply signal provided by the laptop to the cable may be decreased on-cable until the handshaking circuit of the portable music player sufficiently performs a handshaking operation with a on-cable handshaking circuit.01-10-2013
20130013939INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF BEING INSTRUCTED TO POWER OFF BY A COMMAND FROM EXTERNAL APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus that is capable of being instructed to power off, by a power switch or a command from an external apparatus, and is capable of executing the restart thereof under appropriate conditions. When power-off is instructed, shutdown is started. Upon completion of the shutdown, if the power switch is on, and at the same time the power-off has been instructed by the power switch of the apparatus, the restart of the apparatus is executed, whereas upon completion of the shutdown, if the power-off has been instructed by a command from the external apparatus, the restart of the apparatus is not executed.01-10-2013
20130013938ACCESSORY ID RECOGNITION BY POWER CYCLING - Various embodiments are described herein for a peripheral device and a method of identifying the peripheral device via power cycling. In one embodiment, the method comprises obtaining characteristic information about the peripheral device, encoding the characteristic information in a power signal at the peripheral device and sending the power signal to an electronic device that is operably connected with the peripheral device. The electronic device can then take action such as adjusting its settings or applications based on the characteristic information of the peripheral device.01-10-2013
20130173940SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTO-DISCOVERY AND MAPPING OF NETWORKED MODULES - A method of performing automated discovery and mapping of the topology of a network is provided, wherein the networked modules include discovery and mapping-enabled modules and standard modules that are not discovery and mapping-enabled and wherein the network connections include both data connections and power connections. The method comprises the following steps: a) powering up all discovery and mapping-enabled modules on the network with current trips set to maximum level; b) powering up all standard modules; c) determining what modules are on the network; d) determine the topology of the network, including where the modules are connected within the network; e) using the determined topology to determine power requirements for the modules on the network; and f) adjusting the power distribution on the network to accommodate the identified power needs of the network.07-04-2013
20110246798Method, apparatus, and system for enabling platform power states - To address the need for power management, the following facilitates maintaining power states in an efficient manner based at least in part on managing packets at different layers of an input/output interface that supports multiple layers. One specific example prevents a destructive event for link layer control logic because packets and information might have been lost or dropped due to a hang condition and/or a dropped packet. In yet another example of power management, this facilitates a low power platform state by preventing the loss of packets or data upon exiting a platform power state upon initiation of a link reset condition by preventing certain types of packets from reaching link layer controller logic.10-06-2011
20080222435POWER MANAGEMENT IN A POWER-CONSTRAINED PROCESSING SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided for managing power in a processing system. In one embodiment, a target system having a plurality of electronic devices is operated within a net power limit. A local controller detects power consumption for each device, and communicates the power consumption to a power management module. The power management module dynamically apportions the net power limit among the devices, and communicates the apportioned power limit for each device back to the associated local controller. Each local controller enforces the apportioned power limit to an associated device on behalf of the power management module.09-11-2008
20120254639COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, POWER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a processor, a detector, and a controller. The processor operates by a power class selectively set from a plurality of power classes including different maximum power supply amounts in accordance with a connected power sourcing equipment, and executes a communication process. The detector detects a count of an authentication process executed between the communication apparatus and the power sourcing equipment when the communication apparatus is connected to the power sourcing equipment. The controller sets in the processor a power class corresponding to the connected power sourcing equipment, based on a detection result obtained by the detector.10-04-2012
20130179706User Level Control Of Power Management Policies - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a processor having a core and a power controller to control power management features of the processor. The power controller can receive an energy performance bias (EPB) value from the core and access a power-performance tuning table based on the value. Using information from the table, at least one setting of a power management feature can be updated. Other embodiments are described and claimed.07-11-2013
20130097435METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING WAKE-ON-LAN IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT - A method and system for supporting Wake-on-LAN technology in a virtualized environment is described. An improved virtual switch comprises a listener, which receives a power-on message on behalf of virtual machines, extracts addresses of the virtual machines to be powered on, which are embedded in the power-on message, compares the extracted addresses with addresses of the virtual machines stored in a database, and selectively powers on those virtual machines for which the extracted and stored addresses match.04-18-2013
20130103959PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROCESSING DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD - A microcomputer of an ECU which is a master determines whether to turn on or off the power supply of a slave ECU, and outputs a power supply control signal indicating power-on/off via serial communication on the basis of the result of determination. A signal superposition circuit accepts the output power supply control signal and transmits the accepted power supply control signal to a CAN bus to which a CAN transceiver is connected. In the slave ECU, a signal separation circuit individually receives a CAN communication signal and a serial communication signal transmitted to the CAN bus, while an input/output control circuit to which the serial communication signal is input as the power supply control signal outputs a signal to the power supply circuit to control power-on/off of the microcomputer.04-25-2013
20130103958METHOD AND APPARATUS OF POWER OVER ETHERNET - The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus of power over Ethernet, and belongs to the field of communications. An Ethernet power sourcing equipment sets a power supply port to a sleep state, and sets a timer for the power supply port; enables the power supply port when the timer reaches a set time; and detects whether a powered device PD is connected to the power supply port, and if a PD is connected to the power supply port, triggers the power supply port to supply power to the PD; if no PD is connected to the power supply port, resets the power supply port to the sleep state, and sets the timer for the power supply port. Implementation of the present disclosure effectively reduces power consumption of the system and saves energy.04-25-2013
20130124884INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system has a power supply section which detects a predetermined potential applied to a USB terminal and supplying the potential as a source potential, an information detection section which detects the predetermined information supplied to the USB terminal, and a processing section which executes, subsequent to the detection of the predetermined potential, the encoding process or the decoding process in accordance with at least the operating information supplied from the operation key arranged on the body and in accordance with the predetermined information supplied to the USB terminal after detection of the predetermined information. The recording and reproducing operation can be performed with the operating key on the body with power supplied only from the USB terminal.05-16-2013
20130124883ENERGY-BASED FEEDBACK FOR TRANSMISSION RECEPTION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - In one embodiment, a communication device of a communication network determines its available power level, and also estimates a power requirement to receive an expected transmission from a transmitter of the communication network. By determining whether the available power level is sufficient for the estimated power requirement, the device may correspondingly provide feedback to the transmitter regarding whether the available power level is sufficient for the estimated power requirement (e.g., if insufficient, either ignoring the transmission or returning an explicit reply). In another embodiment, further power conservation may be afforded through a radio-triggered wake-up mechanism.05-16-2013
20130179707ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS AND ONBOARD INFORMATION EQUIPMENT - In response to an external interrupt signal input from a disk eject button 07-11-2013
20130151875Power Manager Tile For Multi-Tile Power Management Integrated Circuit - A Multi-Tile Power Management Integrated Circuit (MTPMIC) includes tiles including an MCU/ADC tile and a power manager tile. The power manager tile includes a set of Configurable Switching Power Supply Pulse Width Modulator (CSPSPWM) components. These components, in combination with other circuitry external to the integrated circuit, are configurable to form a selected one of a number of different switching power supply circuits. Upon power up, an internal regulator supplies power to the CSPSPWM. The CSPSPWM then controls the power supply to begin switching in a low frequency start-up mode. The CSPSPWM determines during start-up the current sensing method based on circuitry external to the integrated circuit. A supply voltage generated is then supplied via a conductor of a standardized bus to a processor in the MCU/ADC tile. The processor begins executing instructions, and as a result writes across the standardized bus to configure the various tiles of the MTPMIC.06-13-2013
20100318820STORAGE SYSTEM POWER MANAGEMENT - A method for managing power consumed by storage systems and other devices is disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such a method may include initially monitoring conditions (such as data traffic conditions) on a communication link between a first device and a second device. The method may further include determining whether the conditions on the communication link warrant powering down or powering up the second device. In the event the conditions warrant powering down the second device, a power-down command may be generated and transmitted from the first device to the second device. In the event the conditions warrant powering up the second device, a power-up command may be generated and transmitted from the first device to the second device. In selected embodiments, the power-up and power-down commands are one of SCSI commands and FICON commands. A corresponding apparatus, system, and computer-usable medium are also disclosed and claimed herein.12-16-2010
20130159738SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A NETWORK TO CONTROL A POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Some embodiments relate to a method of using a network to control a power management system. The method includes using the network to access a generator controller that is part of the power management system. The method further includes using the network to exchange communications with the generator controller in order permit the generator controller to control other electronic components that are part of the power management system.06-20-2013
20130191659Load Control of Demand Response Network Devices - Embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for controlling the load of demand response network devices. According to one embodiment of the invention, a system can be provided. The system can be operable to determine a desired load control configuration for a network of devices, generate a load control message based at least in part on the desired load control configuration, and transmit the load control message to the network of devices.07-25-2013
20130191661EXTERNAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An external electronic device connected to an electronic device which includes a first transmission interface is provided. The external electronic device includes a power control module, a data control module, a second transmission interface and a switch module. The power control module receives an external power. The second transmission interface corresponds to the first transmission interface. The switch module controls the second transmission interface to electrically connect to the power control module or the data control module, and thus the external electronic device enters a power mode or a transfer mode.07-25-2013
20130191660ELECTRICAL SWITCH CONTROLLER WITH WIRELESSLY ADDRESSABLE WEB SERVER - An electrical power switch includes a power switch body, an electrical power connector, an electrical power controller, a web server, and a wireless communication module. The electrical power controller is comprised in the power switch body and connected to the electrical power connector, and configured to control the electrical power connector. The web server is comprised in the power switch body and connected to the electrical power controller. The wireless communication module is comprised in the power switch body and connected to the web server.07-25-2013
20110320832MANAGING ELECTRICAL POWER IN A VIRTUAL POWER DELIVERY NETWORK - Systems and methods are provided for managing power to devices in a virtual power delivery network, using a centralized power allocation controller. The method of managing power consumption of a plurality of devices includes receiving device information from one or more devices connected in a virtual power delivery network. The method further includes managing power consumption of the one or more devices in the virtual power delivery network based on the received device information.12-29-2011
20130198538Enhanced Buffer-Batch management for Energy Efficient Networking - Various methods and systems are provided for buffer-batch management for energy efficient networking. In one embodiment, among others, a system includes a host device including an interface with a network. A device driver monitors requests to transmit packets from the host device to the network, buffers the packets in memory of the host device when the host device network interface is estimated to be in a low power mode, and initiates transition of the host device network interface to a full power mode based at least in part upon predefined criteria associated with the buffered packets. The host device network interface may begin transmission of the buffered packets when the host device network interface enters the full power mode. The host device network interface may be a network interface controller such as, e.g., an Ethernet controller configured for Energy Efficient Ethernet operation.08-01-2013
20130198539WATCHDOG CIRCUIT, POWER IC AND WATCHDOG MONITOR SYSTEM - A watchdog timer circuit for use in microcomputer monitor systems is disclosed. This circuit includes a timer circuit responsive to receipt of a count clock signal for counting it up, and a timer control circuit which loads an externally inputted data signal (stn) in sync with a timer refresh instruction (prun) and holds therein a sequentially loaded latest multi-bit data signal as reference data. When the reference data agrees with a predefined pattern and simultaneously another prespecified condition is met, the timer control circuit interrupts the clock signal counting operation of the timer circuit. During interruption of the counting operation, when the reference data does not agree with the predefined pattern or when the above-stated another prespecified condition becomes unsatisfied, the control circuit allows the timer circuit to restart the clock signal counting operation.08-01-2013
20120297211BATTERY PACK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A battery pack management system and method that can increase the stability of a product employing the battery pack by directly or indirectly correcting an error when the error is generated in a microprocessor of the battery pack. In the battery pack management system, the host device receives updated data of a predetermined program from the server through communication with the server and transmits the received updated data to the battery pack. The battery pack includes a battery cell, a charge/discharge control unit that controls charging and discharging of the battery cell, a microprocessor that incorporates a storage medium that records and stores the updated to data of the predetermined program transmitted from the host device, the microprocessor controls the charge/discharge control unit to be reset and applies the updated data of the predetermined program to the charge/discharge control unit to operate the charge/discharge control unit in a safety mode.11-22-2012
20120089851POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION INTERFACE TO ENTER/LEAVE POWER-SAVING MODE AND RELATED DEVICE THEREOF - One power management method of a communication interface includes: when receiving a command transmitted via the communication interface, checking if a predetermined criterion is met; and when the predetermined criterion is met, controlling the communication interface to enter a power-saving mode before an end of the received command. Another power management method of a communication interface includes: when the communication interface is operated under a power-saving mode, checking if a predetermined criterion of an executed command is met; and when the predetermined criterion is met, controlling the communication interface to leave the power-saving mode.04-12-2012
20130212412CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR TERMINAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A control circuit for a terminal electronic device includes a network card, a wakeup circuit, a south bridge, a restart circuit, and a controller. The network card receives a remote control command from a remote apparatus, and generates a wakeup signal if the terminal electronic device is turned off. The wakeup circuit activates the terminal electronic device according to the wakeup signal. The south bridge provides a low voltage power signal if the terminal electronic device is turned off. The controller receives the wakeup signal and the low voltage power signal, and outputs a first control signal to the restart circuit to disable the restart circuit.08-15-2013
20130212413Cloud Remote Wakeup - A technique for leveraging cloud resources includes maintaining a resource index for a user for resources that are available from a connected standby device. The resource index can store an identification of resources for an entity (e.g., a user or enterprise) that is stored on a connected standby device. The resource index can include resources of other devices, as well. A connected standby device will generally have at least three power states, online, offline, and connected standby. When a device is online, a processor of the device is powered up and capable of handling, e.g., remote requests for resources. When a device is offline, the device may or may not be off, but is in any case not responsive to remote access. When a device is on connected standby, a processor of the device is powered down, but the device is responsive to a wakeup packet, enabling the device to respond to a resource request, typically after a short delay while the processor powers up.08-15-2013
20130212411SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT - Methods, systems, and devices are described for configuration of multiple power distribution units (PDUs) in an efficient manner. Power distribution units may be discovered on a network, and automatically configured according to a configuration defined for a particular location. A location may be, for example, a geographical region, a data center, a zone within a data center, a cabinet, or an individual PDU. All PDUs associated with a particular location may be provided with a common configuration file that defines operating parameters for the PDUs. In such a manner, a user may simply connect the PDU to the network, with the appropriate configuration provided without additional involvement of the user.08-15-2013

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