Information processing device and method for controlling power consumption thereof

  • US 6,329,794 B1
  • Filed: 09/07/2000
  • Issued: 12/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An information processing device comprising:

  • at least two function devices equipped with independent functions; and

    a power supply circuit for supplying power to each of said function devices, said power supply circuit including a battery, a capacity detector for detecting a remaining capacity of said battery, and a controller for controlling operation of said function devices based on said remaining capacity;

    wherein when said capacity detector detects remaining battery capacities NA and NB (where NA>

    NB), said controller sends a power consumption reduction instruction to each function device included in a set GA if NA is detected, each function device of the set GA having a lower usage priority, and to each function device of a set GB if NB is detected, each function device of set GB is not included in said set GA.

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