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Automatic Power Saving Monitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032435D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention could be useful to reduce the monitors (for the Laptop too) power usage when they are unused

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Automatic Power Saving Monitor

Every time the user moves away from his desk, the power safe mode is automatically enabled.

    The main idea is to provide the monitor with a customizable infrared sensor. First of all the user can decides to enable or not this "feature"; moreover he could choose a maximum distance (if the default one is not satisfactory) for which the power safe should be enabled. Once the distance between the user and the monitor is greater than the indicated value, the infrared sensor sends an input to enable the power safe mode; on the contrary, when this distance gets lower again the monitor goes back to work normally.

The same idea could be applied for the Workstation automatic locking.

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