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Smart mobile power management incorporated with location based service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239318D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-29
Document File: 7 page(s) / 149K

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Disclosed is a Smart power management which is a method that can balance power management and achieve power management optimization for mobile devices. This can be done by assigning applications into different category, defining the basic threshold for each category based on their priority, and then restricting category if the power is lower than the threshold. The threshold would change according to location profiles in power management system. The location profile records where the users charge their mobile battery most frequently, and then dynamically lower the threshold when user approaching the charging places.

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Smart mobile power management incorporated with location based service

    Nowadays, mobile devices are essential for our daily life. We use it for many usages, make phone calls, do online search, play games...etc., and most of us often face out-of-battery situation, which causes all applications are unavailable at the same time, including most essential application for users.

    In order to prevent the situation, some users would bring power bank, some users would turn-off unused applications/wi-fi/Bluetooth device manually. These known solutions need personal initiative and couldn't manage/customize power usage based on each user's experience. Another solution "Mobile device power management"( https://www.google.com/patents/US20130122804) has been disclosed, which raise the idea "binning application components into power categories defined by a plurality of power thresholds, wherein binned application components in a particular power category are disabled when power available to the mobile device is below a corresponding power threshold." This solution could define threshold and keep the most essential application available until the battery is drained. Another disclosure "Power saving management for portable devices" (https://www.google.com/patents/US20030158609) also mentioned, "Power priority scheme in a progressive way to disable or reduce individual components supplied to the device (180a-180z) power, which earlier less important feature is disabled in order to function more important to provide a longer duration power ." However, the drawback of these known solutions is: it didn't consider the different situations, and define the threshold dynamically for various situations. Table 1 lists the known solutions which have been disclosed.

    Disclosed solution is to provide a smart power management system which set priority and threshold, and allocate power usage for each application category dynamically according to customized user profile.

Table 1. Known solutions

Title Ref URL Abstract

https://www.go ogle.com/patent s/US201301228 04

https://www.go ogle.com/patent s/EP2606410A 2

https://www.go ogle.com/patent s/US200301586 09

Mobile device power management

Battery power management for a mobile device

Power categories are defined by power thresholds that correspond to an amount of power remaining in a mobile device's power source. Mobile device services, applications, or application components are binned into the power categories and disabled as the power source is drained.

Mobile battery power may be allocated to applications based on their priorities. The applications may be ordered based on their priorities, and the available battery power for the mobile device may be allocated to one application at a time, starting with the highest priority application. The disclosure considers the priority of applications to do better power management.

Power saving management for portable devices

A method for the portable device of the power mana...