With Charger Stand Or Base Patents (Class 320/115)
  • Publication number: 20140176072
    Abstract: A portable electrical energy source provides power for a portable electronic device and includes a base, a chargeable battery, and a connector. The base includes a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface. The base defines a receiving room between the first surface and the second surface. The chargeable battery is received in the receiving room. The connector is positioned on the first surface and is electrically connected to the chargeable battery, which is electrically connected to the portable electronic device. The chargeable battery charges the portable electronic device through the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventor: CHIH-CHEN LAI
  • Patent number: 8754609
    Abstract: The present inventions relates a wireless charging coil structure in electronic devices, comprising a PS coil module capable of emitting electromagnetic wave energy and a PR coil module capable of receiving power energy by electromagnetic induction. Each of the PS and PR coil modules includes a bar-shaped magnetic conductor, on which an insulated wire is wound into a first coil that is extended along the magnetic conductor to a given length and wound reversely into a second coil, thus producing an induction coil comprising at least the first and second coils. The induction range with given space formed between the first and second coils is used for electromagnetic induction to transmit signals and power energy. Such structure can be applied not only in planar handheld electronic devices, but also in other wireless power transmission systems that require narrow induction surface for power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Fu Da Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Chiu Tsai, Chi-Che Chan
  • Publication number: 20140159640
    Abstract: A charger for a hand-held power tool includes a power source interface, a charger base and a charging cradle rotatably supported on the charger base. The rotatable charging cradle includes at least two charging output terminals electrically connected to the power source interface. A power tool system includes the charger and the hand-held power tool. A method of charging the power tool system includes contacting charging input terminals of the power tool with the charging output terminals, rotating the charging cradle and the power tool relative to the charging base and supplying charging current to at least one battery cell while the charging cradle and the power tool are allowed to freely swing relative to the charging base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Nagahama, Nobuyasu Furui, Hitoshi Suzuki, Masaaki Fukumoto, Takuya Umemura, Kosuke Ito
  • Patent number: 8749200
    Abstract: A charging device includes a base part a movable part connected by a connection part. The base part includes a sliding rail that defines a first position and a second position. The charging device further includes a sliding element, which includes a sliding end and a fixed end. The sliding end is placed into the sliding rail and capable of sliding along the sliding rail. The fixed end is fixed to the connection part. When the sliding end is positioned in the first position of the sliding rail, the charging device is closed. When the sliding end slides along the sliding rail to the second position of the sliding rail, the base part and the movable part is slid away to open the charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mao-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 8749194
    Abstract: A retail display device for use with a plurality of inductively charged electronic devices includes a cable assembly having a length defined by a first and second end including at least one electrical conductor. A mounting member is adapted to receive the first end of the cable assembly. The mounting member is also adapted to be affixed to the plurality of inductively charged electronic devices. A primary coil for electromagnetic field coupling is disposed within the mounting member and in electrical communication with the at least one conductor of the cable assembly. The primary coil forms an electromagnetic field coupling with a secondary coil within the inductively charged electronic device so as to inductively convey energy for charging a rechargeable battery. In an alternate embodiment, the primary coil is disposed in a base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, John N. Figh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8742720
    Abstract: A lockable charging station for charging rechargeable electric devices comprising a base to encapsulate the electrical charging station and a plurality of locking cover members, wherein each locking cover member is removably mechanically engageable with the base via tab and slot engagement and is individually lockable to the base using a lock. Each locking cover member secures an individual electric device to the base so that the electric device is held in electrical engagement with the charging station until the individual user removes the locking cover. The lockable charging station may include a multi-unit charger with an encapsulating base and plurality of locking cover members or a base with mounting points for individual chargers and a plurality of locking covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kirtley, Craig Randall
  • Patent number: 8736228
    Abstract: A robotic device can provide power management and other functionality for various electronic devices. An electronic device and the robotic device can communicate information such as device charge level, relative position and rate of power consumption and can determine an appropriate time at which the robotic device should cause the electronic device to be charged, either by charging the device directly or transporting the device to an appropriate charger. The robotic device can also cause other functions to be performed as well, such as to enable high-bandwidth data transfer or perform resource-intensive activities when in communication with the electronic device. The robotic device can transport the electronic device to specific locations or to specific users, or as otherwise appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian W. Freed, Jeffrey P. Bezos, Keela N. Robison
  • Publication number: 20140139183
    Abstract: A mobile device charger is disclosed in the present invention. Said charger further comprising a stand member which can support the mobile device in either a standing horizontally or vertical position for easy viewing of the device screen. Said stand member may be constructed as a built-in part of the charger or may be construct as a separate adaptor which adapts the charger into a support system for the mobile device and allows for it to stand either horizontally or vertically on a table top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Baschnagel, III
  • Patent number: 8729854
    Abstract: A slot-type induction charger having light, thin, short and small characteristics is disclosed to include a power base holding therein a control module and a power-supplying coil module in a base member thereof for inducing an electric current, and an induction charging receiver set in the base member for receiving the induced electric current by electromagnetic induction from the power base for charging an electromagnetic device being connected to an electrical connector thereof. The power-supplying coil module and the power-receiving coil module each includes a magnetic conductor and a series of coils being alternatively and reversely wound around the magnetic conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fu Da Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Chiu Tsai, Chi-Che Chan
  • Patent number: 8729855
    Abstract: A non-contact charging module with which reduction in thickness can be achieved while reliable insulation is maintained between conducting wire and magnetic sheet. This non-contact charging module comprises: a planar coil section (2) constituted by coiling a conducting wire; a conductive magnetic sheet (3) having the planar coil section (2) arranged thereon, with an insulating sheet (4) therebetween; and a recess (33) or slit (34) provided in the conductive magnetic sheet (3) and extending to an edge of the conductive magnetic sheet (3) from the starting point of the winding of the planar coil section (2). The conducting wire of the planar coil section (2) is stored in the recess (33) or slit (34) by the insulating sheet (4) being pushed into the recess (33) or slit (34). The conducting wire of the planar coil section (2) is insulated from the conductive magnetic sheet (3) by the insulating sheet (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Kobayashi, Tokuji Nishino, Kenichiro Tabata
  • Publication number: 20140125283
    Abstract: A charging device applied to a portable mobile communication device is disclosed in the present invention. The charging device includes a base, a supporter and a transmission module. The supporter and the transmission module are disposed on the base in a detachable manner. The transmission module includes a first connector, a second connector and a transmission cable. The first connector is disposed on an opening on the supporter for electrically connecting to a terminal of the portable mobile communication device. The second connector disposed inside an accommodating structure of the base for electrically connecting to an external electronic device. Two ends of the transmission cable are respectively connected to the first connector and the second connector, so that the external electronic device and the portable mobile communication device can transmit electric power via the transmission module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Hung-Sen Yang
  • Patent number: 8718856
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charger determines the presence of an electric vehicle when the electric vehicle is in proximity to the charger. Validation of account data associated with the electric vehicle occurs over a network. A docking interface on the charger aligns to a receptacle on the electric vehicle. The docking interface and the receptacle are coupled when the docking interface is within a predetermined distance to the receptacle. The charger supplies power to the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: PowerHydrant LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Walter Leary
  • Patent number: 8710799
    Abstract: A charging seat includes a base, a cover, a number of conductive contacts, a lid, and a cleaning member. The cover defines an opening and covers the base. The conductive contacts are positioned on the base. The lid is pivotably connected to the cover. The lid is configured to rotate between a first position where the lid closes the opening and covers the conductive contacts, and a second position where the conductive contacts are exposed through the opening. The cleaning member is connected to the lid and is configured to clean the conductive contacts during the rotation of the lid from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Meng-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 8698454
    Abstract: A charging apparatus is used to support and charge an electronic device 90, and includes a holding portion, a rotating portion and an adjusting portion. The holding portion defines a receiving groove. The rotating portion is pivotedly received in the receiving groove to support the electronic device and fixed with a slave gear. The adjusting portion is fixed on the holding portion and includes a motor accompanying with a master gear engaging with the slave gear. The master gear is driven by the motor to rotate and subsequently dives the slave gear rotate causing the rotating portion to rotate relative to the holding portion by engagement between the master gear and the slave gear, so as to adjust an angle between the electronic device and the holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Lee, Shih-Chi Wong
  • Patent number: 8692514
    Abstract: A charging station for portable electronic devices includes a base having a substantially vertical and forward facing wall and a plurality of suction cups secured to the wall to temporarily secure the portable electronic devices to the wall in a position that the portable electronic devices can be viewed and operated while recharging. The suction cups can be secured in a plurality of laterally spaced-apart positions so that multiple portable electronic devices can be secured side-by-side for recharging or more than one suction cup can secure a larger portable electronic device. The suction cups can also be secured in a plurality of vertically spaced apart positions so that the suction cup can engage the portable electronic device at a selected height or so that more than one suction cup can secure the portable electronic device. The charging station also organizes mail, keys, wallets, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Doug Clouser
  • Patent number: 8692511
    Abstract: A charging station for portable electronic devices includes a base having a substantially vertical and forward facing wall and at least one suction cup secured to the wall to temporarily secure the portable electronic devices to the wall in a position that the portable electronic devices can be viewed and operated while recharging. When more than one suction cup is provided they can be secured in laterally spaced-apart positions so that multiple portable electronic devices can be secured side-by-side for recharging or more than one suction cup can secure a portable electronic device. The suction cups can also be secured in vertically spaced apart positions so that the suction cup can engage the portable electronic device at a desired height or so that more than one suction cup can secure the portable electronic device. The charging station can also organize mail, keys, wallets, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Doug Clouser
  • Patent number: 8686684
    Abstract: A charging station wirelessly transmits power to mobile electronic devices (MEDs) each having a planar-shaped receiver coil (RC) and a capacitor connected in parallel across the RC. The station includes a planar charging surface, a number of series-interconnected bank A source coils (SCs), a number of series-interconnected bank B SCs, and electronics for energizing the SCs. Each SC generates a flux field perpendicular to the charging surface. The bank A and bank B SCs are interleaved and alternately energized in a repeating duty cycle. The coils in each bank are also alternately wound in a different direction so that the fields cancel each other out in a far-field environment. Whenever an MED is placed in close proximity to the charging surface, the fields wirelessly induce power in the RC. The MEDs can have any two-dimensional orientation with respect to the charging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jim Turner, Scott Saponas, Desney Tan, Dan Morris
  • Patent number: 8686686
    Abstract: A method of delivering power from a power supply to an electric vehicle is described herein. The method includes receiving, by a charging station from the electric vehicle, a request to deliver power from the power supply to the electric vehicle. A signal that is indicative of a unique identifier associated with the electric vehicle is received, and the charging station determines whether the unique vehicle identifier is associated with a stolen electric vehicle, and delivers power, from the charging device to the electric vehicle, after determining the unique identifier is not associated with a stolen electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: John Christopher Boot
  • Patent number: 8680869
    Abstract: AC charging contact mechanisms are provided to charge facilitate testing of mobile devices that have charging contacts on sides of the device. A pin and spring based mechanism is provided to bias a probe against one of the charging contact. A lever based mechanism is also provided which biases a probe against one of the contacts in response to locking the mobile device in a battery emulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Hongjun Jiang, Jefferson Elliot Hea, Mohammad Sepahi, Jun Ni
  • Patent number: 8680809
    Abstract: A battery charger includes a rotatable top cover for exposing electrical connectors for physically coupling and electrically communicating with a battery or other device and providing electrical energy for charging a battery or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tero Juhani Lahti, Timo Tapani Toivola, Heikki Olavi Suuronen, Per Brickstad, Kalevi Antero Salo
  • Publication number: 20140062405
    Abstract: A charging station for a battery powered biopsy apparatus includes a charging dock having a housing and a charging unit contained in the housing. The charging unit has a set of electrical contacts. The housing is received in a first cavity of a driver assembly with the electrical contacts being coupled in electrical communication with the driver assembly when the driver assembly is mounted on the charging dock for charging. The charging unit provides a signal to the driver assembly to reset the driver assembly to an initialized state when the driver assembly is mounted to the charging station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Karsten Videbaek
  • Publication number: 20140062406
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a rechargeable base station system having a base station connected to a DIN rail assembly. The base station has a base featuring side walls, and a receiving unit rotatably connected to the side walls. The receiving unit has an opened end configured to receive a rechargeable device, and at least one electrical contact which contacts the rechargeable device so as to charge the rechargeable device. The DIN rail assembly has power connection elements that provide power from a power source to the base station when the base station is attached to the DIN rail assembly. The base station can include a battery which provides power to charge the rechargeable device when power from the power source is interrupted. Multiple base stations can be connected to the DIN rail assembly thereby allowing for multiple rechargeable devices to be charged from a single DIN rail assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Karl Hermann Berger
  • Patent number: 8665593
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a support tray that may be used in a notebook computer charging system includes a body adapted to support a power adapter, and a platform extending out from the body, the platform being adapted to support a notebook computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lev, Paul J Doczy, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8664917
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an adapter and associated method of use for mobile unit (MU) charging and communication that enables multiple connector types to be utilized with a single charger or charging station. The adapter enables standardization of a connector scheme on newer MUs while maintaining compatibility with current or older MU devices. Specifically, the adapter resides between the MU and a charging device or station. The adapter may include various connector features mimicking connectors of various different MUs, thus allowing it to interface with a device of a different connector design. Advantageously, the adapter enables enterprises to deploy various cradles throughout facilities and achieves universal connections for a plurality of different MUs. In an exemplary embodiment, the adapter provides connectivity between various MUs and their associated cradles and a hook and pivoting latching system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Jenkins, Hoon Lim, Wen-Tsia Liu, Richard Martin
  • Publication number: 20140054374
    Abstract: A portable health data tool permits a health care provider to assimilate and display a plurality of health care data from a patient and to associate the data with patient identifying information all stored in a memory contained in the tool. The tool includes a code reader for reading patient information into the tool from a bar code or other coded tag. The tool is associated with a plurality of different data assimilation devices stored with the tool's housing, including but not limited to, instruments for measuring, temperature, blood pressure, two-finger or lead wire ECG data, pulse oximetry data, sound data and picture data obtained from an optional digital camera integrated within the housing. The tool further includes data receiver and/or transmitter ports, which may be wireless or cable ports, for transferring data between the health data tool and a separate computer system that stores patient records.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Spacelabs Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: William Oren Wekell, Robert Boyer Koenig, Joseph Charles Basta
  • Patent number: 8659262
    Abstract: A battery charger includes telephone handset and a connector for connecting with a cellular phone. A sound signal can be transmitted between the telephone handset and the cellular phone via the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Goto, Tsuyoshi Murayama
  • Patent number: 8659264
    Abstract: A battery charger (100) includes a base (102) which selectively receives first (104a) and second (104b) battery pods. The battery pods (104a, 104b), which are adapted to receive one or more batteries (212) for charging, have a form factor which facilitates the handling of the pods (104) and the batteries (212) received therein. Charging energy may be allocated between the pods (104) as a function of the temporal sequence in which the pods (104) are received by the base (102). Charging energy may also be allocated among the batteries (212) so that the batteries (212) are substantially charged at about the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Brandon, II, Jason M. Barr, Peter F. Hoffman, David A. Furth, Rachel P. Devereaux, Mandy R. Iswarienko
  • Patent number: 8657174
    Abstract: A surgical cutting and fastening instrument. The instrument comprises an end effector, a shaft connected to the end effector, and a handle connected to the shaft. The handle comprises an electric, DC motor connected to a drive train in the shaft for powering the drive train. The handle also comprises a power pack that comprises at least one charge-accumulating device connected to the DC motor for powering the DC motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Yates, James R. Giordano, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Publication number: 20140049221
    Abstract: An in-vehicle electronic system includes an in-vehicle charging device adapted to charge a plurality of mobile devices and an in-vehicle electronic device that displays information from the mobile devices being charged by the in-vehicle charging device. The electronic device control unit controls portions of a notification unit corresponding to installation areas of charging base to notify communication states of the mobile device's being charged in the installation areas of the charging base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Yousuke Nishide
  • Patent number: 8653791
    Abstract: A charging cradle for an electronic game device incorporating a rechargeable battery includes a housing having first and second surfaces with a peripheral edge wall therebetween, the housing forming a substantially closed interior chamber. At least one port is provided in the peripheral edge wall adapted to receive a charging wire connector, the port electrically connected to charging contacts supported within the closed interior chamber and movable from a normal retracted position to a use extended position where tips of the contacts project from the housing. An actuator button on the first surface is operatively connected to the pair of charging ports, such that upon engaging the electronic game device with the first surface, the button is depressed, causing the pair of charging contacts to move to the extended position to engage corresponding charging ports on a peripheral edge of the electronic game device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yoneyama, Hideki Arita, Yuko Zenri, Kumpei Fujita, Hideaki Kamata
  • Patent number: 8653786
    Abstract: A battery-powered lawn mower includes a deck, a latch assembly, a battery, a motor and a blade. The deck is supported by wheels and defines a pocket. The latch assembly is coupled to the deck and is movable between a locked position and a fully opened position. The battery is secured within the pocket by the latch assembly in a first configuration and is removable from the pocket in a second configuration. The motor is supported by the deck and electrically coupled to the battery in the first configuration. The blade is coupled to the deck and driven by the motor. During operation, the battery powers the motor to drive the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Florin Baetica, Richard P. Rosa, P. Wade Mooney
  • Patent number: 8653785
    Abstract: A method of managing power distribution between a portable computing device (PCD) and a PCD docking station is disclosed and may include determining that the PCD is docked with the PCD docking station, switching a power supply to the PCD from a PCD battery to a PCD docking station battery, and powering the PCD and the PCD docking station from the PCD docking station battery. Further, the method may include determining whether a PCD battery power equals a charge condition and charging the PCD battery when the PCD battery power equals the charge condition. The method may also include monitoring a PCD docking station battery power, determining whether the PCD docking station battery power equals a warning condition, and transmitting a first warning when the PCD docking station battery power equals the warning condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Kevin Collopy, Manjit Singh Gill, Ronald J. Tessitore, Luis Pineda
  • Patent number: 8648565
    Abstract: A charging system of a vehicle for charging a vehicle-mounted power storage device includes a charger configured to receive electric power from a power supply external to the vehicle for charging the power storage device, a charging power sensing portion for sensing charging power supplied to the power storage device, and a charging control device for performing control on the charger by generating a power command value for the charger based on a target value. The charging control device detects a difference between charging power sensed by the charging power sensing portion and the target value and determines presence/absence of abnormality of the charger based on the detected difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noritake Mitsutani
  • Patent number: 8643324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable auxiliary power-source device for a vehicle, and more specifically to a portable auxiliary power-source device which incorporates a rechargeable battery and is able to temporarily charge while the vehicle's battery is discharging, and is able to effect ignition of the vehicle and charge portable, personal digital devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: N Navi Solution
    Inventor: Chang Eun Yeo
  • Patent number: 8638063
    Abstract: A charging system and method that improves utilization of available AC power during onboard charging of energy storage systems of electric vehicles. An onboard charging method for an energy storage system of an electric vehicle, the method using an AC power source, includes a) establishing a maximum DC charging current for the energy storage system responsive to a control signal indicating real-time available current/power from the AC source; and b) controlling a charging system to provide an actual DC charging current, up to the maximum DC charging current, to the energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tesla Motors, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Paryani, Troy A. Nergaard, Andrew Baglino
  • Patent number: 8638062
    Abstract: The present invention provides wireless power supply systems that wirelessly supply power to a remote device for rapidly charging a charge storage capacitor, which charges a battery with the power stored in the charge storage capacitor. This allows the remote device to be positioned near the inductive power supply for rapid charging of the charge storage capacitor and allows battery charging to continue even after the remote device is removed from the inductive power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: David W. Baarman, Hai D. Nguyen, Joshua B. Taylor, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Matthew J. Norconk
  • Patent number: 8633676
    Abstract: A charging status display circuit is used in an electronic device. The electronic device includes a power supply circuit, a rechargeable battery, and an interface circuit capable of electrically connecting with the rechargeable battery. The electronic device is powered by either the power supply circuit or the rechargeable battery. The rechargeable battery is charged by the power supply circuit via the interface circuit. The charging status display unit includes a light emitting diode for indicating whether the rechargeable battery is being charged, and a surface-contact diode for clamping a voltage between the light emitting diode and the interface unit at a predetermined value. The light emitting diode is connected in series between the power supply circuit and the interface circuit. The surface-contact diode is connected in parallel with the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xing-Hua Tang
  • Patent number: 8629651
    Abstract: A wireless charging device includes a charging battery, a transmitter coupled to the charging battery, and a controller coupled to the charging battery and the transmitter. The controller is configured to direct power from the charging battery to the transmitter and wirelessly transmit the power to a receiver. The wireless charging device also includes a housing, wherein the charging battery, the transmitter, and the controller are disposed at least partly within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Callpod, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren S. Guccione, Craig B. Lurey, Lourans Aoraha
  • Patent number: 8624547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tray comprising: a) a base panel having two opposite edges adapted for sliding within grooves of a structure; b) a pair of electrical contacts located on the two opposite edges of the base adapted to conduct electricity; c) a battery recharging system adapted to provide one or more electromagnetic fields capable of transferring an electrical charge to a properly equipped electrical device having a rechargeable battery or a connection for a portable electronic device adapted to connect the portable electronic device to the power system of a host and/or other electronic systems of the host; d) means for connecting the pair of electrical contacts to the battery recharging system or to the connection to the portable electronic device; e) one or more display panels providing a surface for resting one or more rechargeable portable electric devices upon, such panels adapted to allow one or more users of portable electronic device to view one or more displays of the portable electro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co, Ltd
    Inventors: Roy Thorsell, Thomas A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8626249
    Abstract: A charging station for mobile devices that acts as an intermediary device to facilitate communication between mobile devices and other proximate devices. The charging station may receive data with a mobile device via a first communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth) or in a first data format and may transmit the received data to a proximate device via a second communication protocol (e.g., WiFi) or in a second data format. The charging station may then receive responsive data from the proximate device via the second communication protocol (e.g., WiFi) or second data format and transmit the responsive data the mobile device via the first communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth) or first data format. In some embodiments, the charging station may communicate status data about a mobile device to other proximate devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ungari, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Mike Kemery, Paulo S. T. Chow, Anthony Giardini, Valerie Goulart, Ming Ligh
  • Publication number: 20130342159
    Abstract: A stand for a portable electronic device includes a device receiving side including a coupling component for engaging with the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is in a first orientation relative to the device receiving side and when the portable electronic device is in a second orientation relative to the device receiving side. The stand also includes a first support side adjacent to the device receiving side to act as a base when the portable electronic device is in the first orientation, and a second support side adjacent to the first support side to act as a base when the portable electronic device is in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Dennis PASCHKE, Todd Andrew WOOD, Ippei MATSUMOTO, Kimberlee COLIN, Samuel HECHT, Philipp VON LINTEL
  • Patent number: 8611824
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a wireless communication device, a PLC processing device, and a communication control device. The wireless communication device wirelessly communicates with a wireless communication device external to the vehicle. The PLC processing device communicates with a PLC processing device external to the vehicle by utilizing, as a communication path, a charging cable and a charging port to which the charging cable is connected. The communication control device controls communication by the wireless communication device and communication by the PLC processing device, depending on the remaining amount of data to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8610398
    Abstract: A wireless charging receiver for a portable electronic device is provided. The wireless charging receiver includes a base plate, a wireless charge receiving module, a fastening part and an electric connector. The portable electronic device may be fixed on the base plate of the wireless charging receiver by means of the fastening part. Through the electric connector of the wireless charging receiver, the wireless charge receiving module is electrically connected with the portable electronic device. Consequently, electric power is transmitted to the portable electronic device through the wireless charging receiver to charge the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Wei Lee, Jong-Ding Wang
  • Patent number: 8610402
    Abstract: An adaptor device for charging portable electronic apparatus, the device being comprised of a plurality of connectors to be coupled mechanically and removably to a housing connectable to a power supply, each connector being comprised of a hollow main body featuring a compartment which may house a voltage regulating electronic circuit, equipped with an aperture for access; and a corresponding closing element for the aforementioned aperture, featuring in turn a window and a means for the fixing of a connecting plug for the portable electronic apparatus located in the aforementioned window and communicating with the interior of the compartment of the hollow main body, the connector also featuring electrical connection terminals in order to establish electrical contact between the connecting plug or the electronic circuit, whichever is the case, and the housing, when the connector is duly coupled into said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Inoitulos, S.l.
    Inventor: Jacques Giribet Guadamillas
  • Patent number: 8610403
    Abstract: A charging cradle for a rechargeable medium having a charging contact. The charging cradle including a cradling-body, which includes a receiving area shaped to receive the rechargeable medium; a charging circuit having a charging and a non-charging state; a charging contact electrically coupled to the charging circuit and positioned to be alignable with the charging contact of the rechargeable medium; and a switch coupled to the cradling-body for interacting with the rechargeable medium to place the charging circuit in the charging state or the non-charging state. When the rechargeable medium is fully inserted into the receiving area such that the charging contact of the rechargeable medium is aligned with the charging contact of the cradling-body, the rechargeable medium, via the switch, places the charging circuit in the charging state, and when the rechargeable medium is not fully inserted, the switch places the charging circuit in the non-charging state to prevent short-circuiting of the charging circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 8604753
    Abstract: The teachings relate to a method of distributing to a user a system to provide a remedy for inadequate battery life in a handheld device. The system comprises a modular hybrid-charger assembly operably connected to a device holder. The modular hybrid-charger assembly comprises a rechargeable internal battery connected to a port operable to function as a connection to a portable electronic device, a power management engine embodied in a computer readable medium, and a solar energy source. The device holder comprises a framework operable to receive, hold, and release the portable electronic device; and an alignment mechanism that facilitates a mating of the portable electronic device with the hybrid-charger assembly. The modular hybrid-charger assembly can comprise a form factor that is interchangeable and operable with each of several different device holder form factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: iPowerUp, Inc
    Inventors: Jerry S. Bessa, Martin D. Cox, Donald K. Moore
  • Patent number: 8598842
    Abstract: A power socket with charging interface is provided, wherein the power socket comprises at least one power hole, at least one charging interface and a holding arm, which holding arm being slidably disposed on the main body of the power socket, and one fixed end of the holding arm and one side of the power socket together constituting a containing slot for accommodating a portable electronic device, in which the holding arm may inwardly or outwardly slide so as to adjust the position of the fixed end. Since the width of the containing slot is adjustable, the power socket is allowable for placement of portable electronic devices of various sizes and specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chou Kuo
  • Patent number: 8593104
    Abstract: A reserve power source for charging a device, such as a depleted power source or a vehicle. The reserve power source including: a reserve battery which requires activation to produce power, such as a thermal battery or a liquid reserve battery; an activator for activating the reserve power upon one of an electrical or mechanical activation; and a pair of terminals operatively connected to the reserve battery for outputting the produced power. The reserve power source can also include a cable connected to each of the pair of terminals for connecting outputting the produced power to the depleted power source and/or conditioning circuitry for conditioning the produced power prior to output at the terminals. The reserve battery can also include a stop for preventing the activator from activating the reserve power source, where the stop is selectively removable when activation is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Omnitek Partners LLC
    Inventor: Jahangir S. Rastegar
  • Patent number: 8587261
    Abstract: An apparatus for charging multiple rechargeable devices is disclosed. The apparatus includes a hub or multiple T-connectors connected between a power source, preferably a Zinc-air battery, and several chargers, the hub/T-connectors configured to provide electrical and mechanical connectivity between the power source and the chargers. The apparatus includes housings configured to encase the chargers and to conformally receive each of the corresponding devices containing rechargeable batteries. The apparatus further includes pouches configured to removably receive chargers, devices, and the power source. When the power source voltage falls below a certain threshold, then a charger associated with a device having the smallest difference between its rated voltage and its measured voltage discontinues charging before other chargers. The apparatus is wearable by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Electric Fuel Battery Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Mark Sassen, Grover Leland Nall, Jr., Ronen Badichi, Jeffrey Nelson Jubin, Anatoly Rivin
  • Publication number: 20130300368
    Abstract: A video game controller charging system is provided. The video game controller charging system includes a base; at least one structure on the base for providing physical support to at least one video game controller while it is being charged; and at least one DC port on the base configured to couple to and provide DC power to a power input port of the at least one video game controller. The video game controller charging system may also include a current detector, a charging status indicator, at least one docking bay, and/or an AC-to-DC converter adapted to convert externally supplied power to the DC power provided to the power input port of at least one video game controller. The base of a charging station may include a recess having at least one electrical contact and a power input for connection to a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: NYKO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Amir Navid