Patent published on July 4, 2023
Apple's New Patent Aims to Maximize Power Efficiency Without Sacrificing Functionality
We live in a world where technology has become more and more important in our lives. We rely on our phones, tablets, and other electronic devices to stay connected and keep up with our busy lives. But when our devices run out of power, we are unable to use them. This is where Apple’s new patent comes in.
Apple recently filed a patent (Patent number US11693467B2) that aims to maximize power efficiency without sacrificing functionality. The patent describes a way to reduce power consumption in an electronic device while still allowing it to perform some functions. The device can enter a low power mode when the battery level is below a certain threshold. In this mode, the device can transfer some of its functions to a communication controller, and then disable the application processor to save power. This allows the device to still communicate with peripheral devices even in the low power mode.
The patent explains that in an electronic device, various components may be used for wireless communication. These components include transmitters and receivers that are coupled to antennas to transmit and receive wireless signals using various communication protocols. The application processor and controller associated with each protocol can be used to communicate using the respective protocol. However, when the device enters a low or reduced power mode, power may not be supplied to or may be disconnected from certain controllers and electronic components, thus limiting the wireless communication functionality.
Apple’s new patent aims to solve this problem by allowing the device to enter a low power mode and still remain functional. This will enable the device to stay connected to peripheral devices even when the battery is low. This will be especially useful for devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops, which are often used for communication and data sharing.
This patent could also benefit other industries that rely on electronic devices. For example, in the medical field, doctors and nurses could use devices that remain functional even when their battery is low. This could help them to stay connected to their colleagues and patients and provide better care. Similarly, in the transportation industry, drivers could use devices that remain functional even when their battery is low, allowing them to stay connected to their dispatch systems and receive important updates.
In conclusion, Apple’s new patent could prove to be a game changer in terms of power efficiency and functionality. However, there is no guarantee that this patent will come to the market, as patents are often filed and never see the light of day. Nevertheless, this patent has the potential to revolutionize the way electronic devices are used in various industries.