Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New invention detects usage patterns to save iPhone battery life

Longer battery life is one of those things that’s usually at the top of people’s smartphone fture wish list. I know it is mine. But unfortunately, there hasn’t been any major new developments in mobile battery tech over the last few yrs.Companies like are figuring it out though. The Google-owned maker just introduced a new handset with a staggering48-hour battery life. And according to this patent appliion just published by the USPTO, is too…Insiderpoints to a new patent filingpublished by US Patent and Trademark this morning that covers a mobile device control system that can powers down components of the device based on context, to save battery power.“To help reduce power consumption, proposes a system that can compare the estimated time period a user will spend on their device with battery reserves, determining whether the device has sufficient power to last for said period. If the battery does not have sufficient power, the system will adjust “one or more characteristics” to conserve energy.In one embodiment, the system can store charging loions and corresponding device data by using an on-board GPS radio. Example data can be type of power source, typical charge time, and typical travel time to and from loions. The device then stores the typical charging loions and usage patterns in a database, from which a power management scheme is calculated.”The patent appliion, which was first filed in 2012, is titled “Power management for electronic devices,”and lists Michael I. Ingrassia, Jr. and Jeffery T. Lee as its inventors. The former, Ingrassia,is currentlya senior software engineer at .As with most patents, it’s unknown if we’ll ever see this invention make it into consumer products. But, as devices continue to get smaller, and more capable, we imagine that software twks like this are going to become invaluable.I have to say, this id seems pretty inious. What do you think?

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