Patent Number: 8,819,464

Title: Electronic apparatus and system for placing plurality of devices into corresponding power save modes according to priority level

Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a plurality of devices configured to operate in a power save mode. A detecting section is configured to detect execution of the function of a device and identify a number of executions of each device. An obtaining section is configured to obtain a frequency of use or usage history of the device based on the number of executions. A priority determining section is configured to determine a priority level of the device in being powered on normally, the priority level being determined in accordance with the frequency of use of the device. A power save mode selecting section holds a plurality of power save modes and configured to select a power save mode from among the plurality of power save modes in accordance with the priority level. A controller is configured to control the plurality of devices based on the selected power save mode.

Inventors: Arai; Taiki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Oki Data Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101); G06F 1/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018