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Proactive mobile device recharge reminders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244528D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

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Abstract

Method and apparatus for mobile device recharge reminders when a mobile device is close to a charger and there is a risk that battery level is not good enough to access the next charging place based on statistics and user's habits.

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Proactive mobile device recharge reminders

Existing algorithms can quite precisely estimate time to drain battery of a mobile device . In many cases a reminder to recharge battery would be useful when :
currently we have access to battery charger
it is unlikely that we have access to battery charger for interval longer than estimated battery life.

The idea is to build a database of places where a mobile device was charged in the past and then use them to prevent battery loss . A proactive notification is generated when a mobile device is close to such place and there is a risk that battery level is not good enough to access the next charging place .

I. A mobile device will gather information on places where a battery charger is usually connected to device to recharge battery:
when charger is connected a mobile device will perform a location detection to add this place to database
the location detection can be based on positioning system (GPS, Glonass etc) or based on list of wireless networks visible at this place (home WLAN, Bluetooth, WLAN around) or based on location gathered from cellular network (GPS/3G/LTE etc)


II. Every 'Charging place' positions will be stored in the database to verify where the mobile device can be easily recharged, (in the past there was access to battery charger at the place).

these charging places will be dynamically added /updated every time phone is connected to charger, number of connections will be treated as importance metric some 'charging place' positions can be broadcasted or published with GPS coordinates without a need to add it to database by connecting device to charger . For example some places like airports with 'battery charging points', railway stations or shop centers where such service is available etc . In such situation it will be treated like 'charging point position' from the database, when user is close, a notification will be generate...