US 11,656,678 B1
Scanning rate control for input components based on user presence detection
Gilad Pundak, Rehovot (IL); Shoham Dekel, Tel Aviv (IL); and Eran Arbel, Raanana (IL)
Assigned to Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed by Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, Redmond, WA (US)
Filed on Jan. 31, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/588,924.
Int. Cl. G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 1/3231 (2019.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 3/011 (2013.01) [G06F 1/3231 (2013.01); G06F 3/04166 (2019.05); G06F 2203/04101 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a user detection sensor, a user presence in a first distance range from the user detection sensor of an electronic device, the electronic device being communicatively connectable to multiple input components and the user detection sensor;
setting the electronic device to a first device state, based at least in part on detecting a user presence in the first distance range, wherein the first device state applies a scanning rate to a first input component of the multiple input components;
detecting, by a user detection sensor, a user presence in a second distance range from the user detection sensor of the electronic device, while the electronic device is in the first device state; and
setting the electronic device to a second device state, based at least in part on detecting a user presence in the second distance range while the electronic device is in the first device state, wherein the second device state applies a different scanning rate to the first input component than in the first device state.