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"Mobile Terminal and Method for Adjusting Operation Load Thereof" in Patent Application Approval Process

August 21, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A patent application by the inventor Guo, Hanlin (Huizhou City, CN), filed on August 27, 2012, was made available online on August 7, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communications Co., Ltd.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "With advancements of hardware specifications of smart phones, the processor clock speed and operation ability of the smart phones are continuously increasing. In addition, in order to satisfy the requirements of structural design, appearance, and size for the general users, the design of the cellular phones is focused on being light-weight and thin, but the thermal dispersion thereof is difficult to consider at the same time. The heat generation of the cellular phone processor is directly realized on the shell of the cellular phone. Therefore, the heat is generated on the shell of the cellular phone causing the shell to be overheating, and the life time of the battery is shortened.

"The present solution provides a way to prevent overheating on the cellular phone which is to adjust the clock speed of the central processor unit (CPU), but directly forcing the processor clock speed to reduce would cause the system to be unstable. If many application programs are currently operated in the cellular phone, the system would collapse or crash.

"Moreover, because all of the programs are application software, which are installed in the mobile terminal in a way of Application Package File (APK), the system cannot close these application programs wisely."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "One main technical problem solved in the present invention is to provide a mobile terminal and a method for adjusting operating loading thereof The method can adjust the processor clock speed frequency of the mobile terminal to keep the mobile terminal in the proper working parameters so as to guarantee the stability of the system.

"In order to solve the technical problem described above, one technical propose provided in the present invention is: a method for adjusting operation load of a mobile terminal and the method comprises:

"A step of detecting a processor clock speed frequency, a battery remaining capacity or a processor temperature;

"A step of acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature and the processor temperature is obtained by a temperature sensor;

"A step of determining whether the processor clock speed frequency is higher than a first predetermined threshold value, whether the battery remaining capacity is lower than a second predetermined threshold value, or whether the processor temperature is higher than a third predetermined threshold value;

"A step of generating a strategy for adjusting the processor clock speed frequency if any one or all of the conditions above are yes and the strategy is to calculate to acquire the application programs, which are required to be closed;

"A step of closing the application program is executed through a driver layer of the mobile terminal in accordance with the strategy to release resource and reduce the processor clock speed frequency.

"Amongst, before the step of detecting processor clock speed frequency, battery remaining capacity or a processor temperature, comprising:

"A step of acquiring or setting the first predetermined threshold value, the second predetermined threshold value or the third predetermined threshold value.

"Amongst, the step of closing the application program is executed through a driver layer of the mobile terminal in accordance with the strategy to release resource and reduce the processor clock speed frequency, comprising:

"A step of determining whether the application program is an essential application program, if no, then the application program is closed directly, if yes, then the mobile terminal provides an application program list for a user to decide whether to close the application program if the application program is an essential application program.

"Amongst, the step of acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature, comprising:

"The processor clock speed frequency is acquired by a message transfer mechanism of an operating system.

"Amongst, the step of acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature, comprising:

"The processor clock speed frequency is acquired by a system application programming interface.

"Amongst, the step of acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature, comprising:

"The battery remaining capacity is acquired by a system application programming interface.

"In order to solve the technical problem above, another technical solution provide in the present invention is: a method for adjusting operation load of a mobile terminal is provided and the method comprises: detecting a processor clock speed frequency, a battery remaining capacity or a processor temperature; acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature; determining whether the processor clock speed frequency is higher than a first predetermined threshold value, whether the battery remaining capacity is lower than a second predetermined threshold value, or whether the processor temperature is higher than a third predetermined threshold value; generating a strategy for adjusting the processor clock speed frequency if any one or all of the conditions above are yes and the strategy is to calculate which of the application programs of the mobile terminal required to be closed; closing the application program in accordance with a driver layer of the mobile terminal by the strategy to release resource and reduce the processor clock speed frequency.

"Amongst, before the step of detecting processor clock speed frequency, battery remaining capacity or a processor temperature, comprising:

"A step of acquiring or setting the first predetermined threshold value, the second predetermined threshold value or the third predetermined threshold value.

"Amongst, the step of closing the application program is executed through a driver layer of the mobile terminal in accordance with the strategy to release resource and reduce the processor clock speed frequency, comprising: determining whether the application program is an essential application program, if no, then the application program is closed directly, if yes, then the mobile terminal provides an application program list for a user to decide whether to close the application program if the application program is an essential application program.

"Amongst, the step of closing the application program is executed through a driver layer of the mobile terminal in accordance with the strategy to release resource and reduce the processor clock speed frequency, comprising: closing the application program through a driver layer of the mobile terminal.

"Amongst, the step of acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature, the acquiring method is to acquire the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature by a message transfer mechanism of an operating system and a driver program.

"In order to solve the technical problem above, another technical solution provide in the present invention is a mobile terminal is provided and the mobile terminal comprises: a processor clock speed detecting module configured for detecting a processor working frequency, which is clock speed frequency; a power detecting module configured for detecting a battery remaining capacity; a processor temperature detecting module configured for detecting a processor temperature; an acquiring module configured for acquiring the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature; a first determining module configured for determining whether the processor clock speed frequency is higher than a first predetermined threshold value, whether the battery remaining capacity is lower than a second predetermined threshold value, or whether the processor temperature is higher than a third predetermined threshold value; a calculating module configured for generating a strategy for adjusting the processor clock speed frequency and the strategy is to calculate which of the application programs of the mobile terminal required to be closed; a processor frequency adjusting module configured for releasing resource and reducing the processor clock speed frequency in accordance with the strategy for closing the application programs.

"Amongst, the mobile terminal comprises: a threshold module configured for acquiring or setting the first predetermined threshold value, the second predetermined threshold value or the third predetermined threshold value.

"Amongst, the processor frequency adjusting module comprises: a second determining module configured for determining whether the application program is an essential application program before closing the application program, if no, then the application program is closed directly, if yes, then the mobile terminal provides an application program list for a user to decide whether to close the application program if the application program is an essential application program.

"Amongst, the processor frequency adjusting module closes the application program through a driver layer of the mobile terminal.

"Amongst, the acquiring module acquires the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity or the processor temperature by a message transfer mechanism of an operating system and a driver program.

"The advantage of the present invention is: by comparing with the conventional solution to directly adjust the processor clock speed frequency, the present invention is to detect the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity and the processor temperature and compare the processor clock speed frequency, the battery remaining capacity and the processor temperature with the predetermined threshold value. If the clock speed frequency is too high, the power is not enough or the temperature is too high, it is not direct to reduce the frequency of the processor but it is to calculate which of application programs of the mobile terminal are required to be closed to reduce the frequency to be the normal value. By the method describe above, the present invention can adjust the processor clock speed frequency of the mobile terminal to keep the mobile phone in the proper working parameters so as to guarantee the stability of the system.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 is a flow chart illustrating a method for adjusting operation load of a mobile terminal in one embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 2 is a flow chart illustrating a method for adjusting operation load of a mobile terminal in another embodiment of the present invention;

"FIG. 3 is a structural view illustrating a mobile terminal in one embodiment of the present invention; and

"FIG. 4 is a flow chart illustrating a strategy for acquiring adjusting operation load of a mobile terminal in one embodiment of the present invention."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Guo, Hanlin. Mobile Terminal and Method for Adjusting Operation Load Thereof. Filed August 27, 2012 and posted August 7, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=176&p=4&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140731.PD.&OS=PD/20140731&RS=PD/20140731

Keywords for this news article include: Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communications Co. Ltd.

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