Patent Number: 8,793,522

Title: Power management in a data-capable strapband

Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relates generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and computing devices, and more specifically to structures and techniques for managing power generation, power consumption, and other power-related functions in a data-capable strapband. Embodiments relate to a band including sensors, a controller coupled to the sensors, an energy storage device, a connector configured to receive power and control signals, and a power manager. The power manager includes at least a transitory power manager configured to manage power consumption of the band during a first power mode and a second mode. The band can be configured as a wearable communications device and sensor platform.

Inventors: Rahman; Hosain Sadequr (San Francisco, CA), Drysdale; Richard Lee (Santa Cruz, CA), Luna; Michael Edward Smith (San Jose, CA), Fullam; Scott (Palo Alto, CA), Bogard; Travis Austin (San Francisco, CA), Robison; Jeremiah (San Francisco, CA), Utter, II; Max Everett (San Francisco, CA), Donaldson; Thomas Alan (London, GB)

Assignee: AliphCom

International Classification: G06F 1/00 (20060101); G06F 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018