SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 16th, 2015)- Fullpower® Technologies today announced it has been awarded an important patent covering a power management methodology for mobile devices. This provides a method and system to schedule tasks in the most power efficient way based on what the user is currently doing.
“Power management is critical for wearables like watches or intelligent clothing, for example,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO and founder of Fullpower. “Intelligent embedded operating systems are a quantum leap, and with this issued patent Fullpower extends its IP lead.”
This patent is part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 110 issued and pending patents. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of smartwatches, activity trackers, and the smart bed, as well as health and fitness, medical, business, lifestyle and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this sensor-fusion patent portfolio.
Founded in 2003, Fullpower’s world-class team leads the wearable and IoT revolution. The MotionX end-to-end technology platform includes a suite of tightly coupled and integrated firmware, software, and communication components that are the building blocks for new breakthrough non-invasive, wearable wireless and IoT devices. The MotionX platform includes firmware, applications and cloud infrastructure. Fullpower drives wearable and IoT solutions for market leaders such as Nike, Serta, Simmons, Movado, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Mondaine, and others. The Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes more than 110 patents relating to horological smartwatches, sleep monitoring, activity tracking, bands, pods, digital smartwatches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion technologies, health, medical applications, wellness, and machine learning. More information at www.fullpower.com.
US Patent 9,183,044: Optimizing Preemptive Operating System with Motion Sensing.
Q: Why is this patent significant?
A: Power management is critical for embedded devices, and optimizing the core embedded operating system for context is a breakthrough.
Q: What are the potential use cases for the claims set forth in this patent?
A: Fullpower’s core context sensitive power management methodologies are key, for example, to long battery life for wearables like smartwatches, fitness bands, and intelligent clothing.
Q: Is this IP already part of any products you’ve powered? If not, when do you plan to start incorporating it?
A: Yes, this IP is integrated in the Horological Smartwatch powered by MotionX and is one of the important reasons why we can achieve 2+ years of battery life with a simple coin-cell battery.
Q: How does this patent fit in with the rest of the Fullpower IP portfolio?
A: This patent is another keystone in Fullpower’s broad wearable and IoT patent portfolio.