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Mobile phones - Turning on/off GPS when phone detects motion - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Not specifically in a phone, but the Delorme handheld GPS (released in 2010) uses the accelerometer to sense when the device is not in motion and can disable the GPS to save battery life. http://...
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Mobile phones - Turning on/off GPS when phone detects motion - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This may be useful, year 2007: https://www.google.com/patents/US20070146129 A power saving device for a GPS device is to utilize acceleration of gravity sensor to continue detecting the acceleration ...
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An obvious prior art… mobile phone

I can't say whether or not the invention is novel or non-obvious, but from Public Pair it seems the point of differentiation over the prior art the Examiner found was in the actuator and in particular ...
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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

College solar car race teams used maximum power tracking back in the nineties. I don't know too much about it since the team disbanded as joined in 2001-2002, but the website has been preserved. http:/...
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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

I believe the One Laptop Per Child system used this: http://one.laptop.org/about/specs
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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

Kodak has a camera that comes with a case using a solar cell to charge from via USB http://resources.kodak.com/support/pdf/en/manuals/accessories/ks100/KS100_EN.pdf
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Power Management Systems for Accepting Solar Power in Electronic Devices – Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

Regarding your first point, consider this document; seems state of the art: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/bq24650.pdf There are other Controllers that should accept both adapter and solar power. ...
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Targeted Promotions - Vendor promotions based on current location (Capital One) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In the following reference; Crocker, P., & Walters, M. (2011). Enable location-aware event processing with WebSphere business events. IBM Business Process Management Journal, January 20, 2011 (...
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Targeted Promotions - Vendor promotions based on current location (Capital One) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This is just location based advertising (LBA), and people have been doing it and debating the ethics of it for years. There are gobs of papers discussing the idea, many from the 2007 time frame. ...
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Mobile phones - Turning on/off GPS when phone detects motion - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

GPS devices have for years (and are required by law) to turn themselves off if they are going too fast. This is to prevent them from being used on missiles. Here is a link from 2011: http://...
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