08719605 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 30 patents.

A trigger can relate to power usage of a computing device that a computer program to be run or running on the computing device causes. Detection of the trigger causes performance of a power-saving action. The power-saving action relates to the computer program to reduce the power usage of the computing device. The power-saving action is a strictly software-oriented action. An amount of power of the computing device used in detecting the trigger and performing the power-saving action is less than a reduction of the power usage of the computing device that results from performing the power-saving action, resulting in a net power usage reduction.

Title
Method for detecting a trigger to a program not actively being reviewed by the user and performing a power saving action without placing the device as a whole into a sleep state
Application Number
13/460994
Publication Number
8719605 (B2)
Application Date
May 1, 2012
Publication Date
May 6, 2014
Inventor
John Rice
Waterford
IE
Liam Harpur
Dublin
IE
Itzhack Goldberg
Hadera
IL
Al Chakra
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Diana L Roberts
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 1/00
G06F 1/26
G06F 3/041
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