Predictive reader power management

  • US 7,724,696 B1
  • Filed: 03/29/2006
  • Issued: 05/25/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic reader, comprising:

  • at least one processor;

    a display driver coupled to the at least one processor to render content on a display of the electronic reader; and

    memory coupled to the at least one processor and containing power control instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform acts comprising;

    predicting when a user'"'"'s next interaction with the electronic reader will occur based on the user'"'"'s past interaction with the electronic reader, the user'"'"'s interactions comprising electronic page turns of an electronic book stored in the memory of the electronic reader; and

    controlling an amount of power consumed by the electronic reader based on the predicting, the controlling comprising;

    initiating a first power state to control an amount of power consumed by the processor, the display driver, and the memory when content has previously been rendered and is currently being displayed by the electronic reader;

    initiating a second power state different from the first power state to control an amount of power consumed by the processor, the display driver, and the memory when loading a next electronic page of content in the memory, andinitiating a third power state different from the first and second power states to control an amount of power consumed by the processor, the display driver, and the memory when rendering the next electronic page of content on the display of the electronic reader.

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