Battery Charging Patents (Class 455/573)
  • Patent number: 11394223
    Abstract: Predetermined information indicating an application scene in charging electronic equipment is determined. A target charging mode adapted to the application scene is selected from alternative charging modes based on the predetermined information. Each of the alternative charging modes corresponds to a distinct charging parameter. The electronic equipment is charged based on the target charging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changyu Sun, Lingli Han, Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11368055
    Abstract: A wireless power system may have a wireless power transmitting device and a wireless power receiving device. The wireless power receiving device may have a coil that receives wireless power signals from the wireless power transmitting device and may have a rectifier that produces direct-current power from the received wireless power signals. A charging status indicator may be displayed by the wireless power receiving device during wireless power transmission. Control circuitry in the wireless power receiving device may monitor the output voltage to determine whether wireless power transmission has been lost. The charging status indicator may continue to be displayed for a debounce period following detection of loss of wireless power transmission. The debounce period may be adjusted based on whether power loss is due to user movement of the receiving device or termination of power transmission by the transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ye, Cortland S. Tolva
  • Patent number: 11334131
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of power inputs, a plurality of power outputs, a power management component, and a power source capability information translation component. The plurality of power inputs is coupled to power sources. The plurality of power outputs is coupled to electronic devices. The power management component is coupled to the plurality of power inputs and the plurality of power outputs to manage deliver of power. The power source capability information translation component is coupled to the power management component and an external source that provides a power source capability information of a power source connected to a power input of the plurality of power inputs. The power management component delivers the power from the power source to a power output of the plurality of power outputs in accordance with the power source capability information received from the external source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter Seiler, Adolfo Gomez, Chun-Yi Lai, Hoang Van Ngo
  • Patent number: 11316376
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a wireless power receiver comprising: a power pickup unit configured to receive, in a power transfer phase, wireless power generated by magnetic coupling from a wireless power transmitter; and a communications/control unit configured to transfer, in a negotiation phase, a first end-of-power-transfer (EPT) packet to the wireless power transmitter for detecting an RFID/NFC card, and to detect the RFID/NFC card during a re-ping time secured on the basis of the first EPT packet, wherein the first EPT packet instructs requesting the removal of a power signal for a predetermined time. As the process for detecting communication cards, such as RFID or NFC, between the wireless power transmitter and receiver is clearly defined, such RFID/NFC cards can be protected against getting destroyed by the wireless power, and a stable wireless power transfer can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yongcheol Park
  • Patent number: 11310745
    Abstract: Disclosed is an operating method for a wirelessly communicating electronic device, including the following steps: a) acquisition of a radio-frequency frame representative of at least one data item intended to be transmitted by the radio-frequency transmitter in a radio-frequency message; b) determination of the amount of power available in the power storage; c) determination, by the control circuit, of the length of the radio-frequency message to be transmitted; d) determination of transmission parameters of the radio-frequency transmitter, according to the values determined for the length of the message and the amount of power available in the power storage; e) and transmission of the message by the transmitter, using the determined transmission parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SOMFY ACTIVITES SA
    Inventor: Serge Robin
  • Patent number: 11296538
    Abstract: A device and method of transferring energy between peer devices includes determining a predefined limit on energy transfer to a consumer device, initiating transfer of the energy via an energy transfer connection, and terminating the energy transfer when the predefined limit is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alfredo Zugasti Hays, Axel Ramirez Flores, Larry Glenn Estes, Kenneth Scott Seethaler, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon, Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki, Alan Ladd Painter, Scott Edwards Kelso
  • Patent number: 11258308
    Abstract: A shielding unit for a wireless power transfer module and the wireless power transfer module including the same are provided. The shielding unit for the wireless power transfer module according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a magnetic field shielding sheet for shielding a magnetic field generated in a predetermined frequency band and condensing the same in a desired direction, and a magnetic body receiving portion which is formed through the magnetic field shielding sheet such that a magnetic body for including magnetic force lines generated from a permanent magnet can be inserted therein, wherein the magnetic body receiving portion is arranged to have a relatively larger size than the magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amosense Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil Jae Jang, Dong Hoon Lee, Ki Chui Kim, Jong Ho Park
  • Patent number: 11258928
    Abstract: A wearable camera includes a capturing portion configured to capture a subject around a user, a control portion configured to control capturing processing of the capturing portion and charging processing of a battery, an upper housing that is mountable to the user and accommodates the capturing portion and the control portion, and a lower housing that accommodates the battery for supplying power to the upper housing, is detachably attached to the upper housing, and has a contact terminal which is exposed to an outside and is used for charging the battery, wherein the lower housing is configured to be connected to a charging stand via the contact terminal such that the battery is charged in a state where the lower housing is attached to the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic I-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junichi Hamada, Shinichi Murata, Yu Jojima, Noboru Takada, Masashi Nakamura, Koji Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11239695
    Abstract: A wireless power system may have a wireless power transmitting device and wireless power receiving devices. The wireless power transmitting device has wireless power transmitting circuitry with coils to transmit wireless power to wireless power receiving devices. The wireless power receiving devices are placed on the wireless power transmitting device in an order. Batteries in the wireless power receiving devices are charged based at least partly on the order. Power allocation is based on utilization factor information such as information on a power draw associated with each of the power receiving devices. Measurement circuitry in the wireless power transmitting device is used to gather impedance images from the coils. Changes in the impedance images are used to temporarily halt power transmission. Power transmission is resumed depending on whether in-band communications are lost or are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivasa V. Thirumalai Ananthan Pillai, Marco Rondinini, Michael A. Cretella, Daniel Ye, Cortland S. Tolva
  • Patent number: 11233412
    Abstract: A portable power bank and mobile computing device are described, where the mobile computing device includes a rechargeable battery that receives electric charge from the power bank via an electrical connection. Systems and methods facilitate determination of a “number of potential rechargings” of the mobile computing device battery via the power bank, e.g., how many times the power bank can charge the mobile computing device battery to a desired fuel gauge (e.g., 100%) before the power bank is depleted. The number of potential rechargings is determined based upon the desired fuel gauge of the mobile computing device, present fuel gauges of the mobile computing device and the power bank, and charging efficiency factors corresponding to the mobile computing device and the power bank, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Bourilkov, John Rotondo, Francisco Jose Restrepo, Sergio Coronado Hortal
  • Patent number: 11217073
    Abstract: An instant alert notifier and docking station for use in emergency situations. Several notifiers and docking station can be located through a building. In a use, the user presses a button and pulls the device cover, which causes the notifier to (1) snap a still image of the person removing the notifier, (2) trigger a “code red” alert and/or activate flashing red LEDS on the docking stations where they are located throughout the building and/or (3) switch from a front to a rear camera operation. Using the notifier, real time video, and still images can be captured and uploaded to first responder devices. The pressing of the button or removal of the notifier from the docking station can also cause the system to stream live video to the first responders from all of the other notifiers in the building still contained within their docking stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: William J. Rintz
  • Patent number: 11197245
    Abstract: A system and method for providing communication rules based on a status associated with a battery of a device such as a user equipment. In one embodiment, an apparatus (300, 600), and related method (1100, 1200), operative to communicate with a user equipment (200, 700) in a communication system (100) is configured to receive a status including a remaining charge associated with a battery (240) of the user equipment (200, 700). The apparatus (300, 600) is also configured to provide communication rules for the user equipment (200, 700) to manage a utilization of the battery (240) based on the status of the battery (240).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Aurelian Bria, Amin Azari
  • Patent number: 11177859
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for performing wireless charging of an electronic device and establishing a wireless connection with the electronic device for receiving data from the electronic device. Different modes of wireless data reception from the electronic device can be used to ensure that a power supply of the electronic device is charged without interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rohan Shirsat, Shyam Chavali, Amar Alamuri
  • Patent number: 11177693
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a loop-shaped wearable electronic device may have a fabric cord with first and second opposing ends and a housing unit coupled between the first and second ends. The housing unit may contain circuitry such as a visual output region, sensors, communications circuitry, and wireless power receiving circuitry. The wearable electronic device may include haptic output devices for providing haptic output for a user or for changing the shape of the fabric cord. The fabric cord may include a conductive strand that forms a coil for receiving wireless power signals from a wireless power transmitter. The wearable electronic device may be stored in a charging case that includes wireless power transmitting circuitry for powering the wearable electronic device. Control circuitry in the charging case may change an opacity of the charging case based on a charging status of the wearable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Puskarich
  • Patent number: 11175699
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a case for a mobile device capable of activating a wireless charging function. The case for a mobile device according to the present disclosure includes a cover unit mounted on a mobile device to protect the mobile device, a first power source attaching part provided in the cover unit and attached to and detached from a power source device configured to wirelessly charge the mobile device, and a wireless charge activation part configured to perform charging of a battery of the mobile device when the power source device is recognized as being close to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Dong In Kim
  • Patent number: 11138318
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a Data Transfer Risk Identification System may be configured to analyze one or more data systems (e.g., data assets), identify data transfers between/among those systems, apply data transfer rules to each data transfer record, perform a data transfer assessment on each data transfer record based on the data transfer rules to be applied to each data transfer record, and calculate a risk score for the data transfer based at least in part on the one or more data transfer risks associated with the data transfer record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Blake Brannon, Kevin Jones, Dylan D. Patton-Kuhl, Bryan Patrick Kveen, Nicholas Ian Pavlichek, Eliza Rose Crawford
  • Patent number: 11133689
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method in a battery charging system (1), as well as such a system and arrangements used therein. The charging system (1) comprises at least a first (5) and a second (7) chargeable battery and a battery charger (9). At beginning of the charging of the first battery, timing data is collected (43) related to the charging of the first chargeable battery. The timing data is transmitted (45) the via a wireless interface to a remote circuit. The remote unit may set (49) a timing circuit based on the timing data, and communicates (51) an indication of remaining charging time to a user based on the timing circuit. This means that the user can be informed of the status of the first battery, even if remote therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventor: Pär Martinsson
  • Patent number: 11133687
    Abstract: Wireless charging holsters for portable electronic devices (PEDs) are disclosed. A wireless charging holster may include a wireless charger and a holster frame. The holster frame may include a receptacle to integrate the wireless charger within the frame. The wireless charging holster may accept a PED in the proper positioning relative to the wireless charger to charge a battery of the PED without physically obstructing a space between a surface of the wireless charger and the PED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TARGUS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Nolan Spyrison, Alex Robert Cabunoc, Jonny Yuan
  • Patent number: 11115513
    Abstract: A mobile telephone case that includes a housing structured to receive a mobile telephone, the housing includes a perimeter frame disposed about a perimeter of the mobile telephone to substantially cover and protect the mobile telephone, an at least partially open front face to provide access to a display screen of the mobile telephone, and a protective rear panel that is at least partially movable between an open orientation and a closed orientation when the housing is operatively disposed on the mobile telephone. The protective rear panel substantially covers and protects a rear surface of the mobile telephone when in the closed orientation, with at least a portion thereof being at least partially separable from the perimeter frame to define the open orientation that provides wireless charging access to the rear surface of the mobile telephone with the housing still disposed on the mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Anthony Matos
  • Patent number: 11115927
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to control communication data rates of low-energy devices. An example apparatus includes a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio, and a power manager to determine whether to divide a first computation task into at least a second and a third computation task based on (1) energy stored in a power supply associated with the BLE radio and (2) a charging rate of the power supply, and when the first computation task is to be executed by the BLE radio and the first computation task is divided based on the determination, instruct the BLE radio to enter a sleep mode after the second computation task is executed, and invoke the BLE radio to transition from the sleep mode to an operating mode to execute the third computation task, the invoking in response to a measurement associated with the power supply satisfying an energy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Kurtis K. Jensen, Kenneth William Junk, Gregory Robert Bulleit
  • Patent number: 11101699
    Abstract: Provide are a power reception device, a wearable device, and a non-contact power feeding system that can improve the transmission efficiency while suppressing upsizing of the circuit thereof. A power reception device (3) includes a variable capacitance circuit (100) and a power reception coil (41) constituting a resonance circuit together with the variable capacitance circuit (100), in which the variable capacitance circuit (100) includes a first capacitor (C1) and a second capacitor (C2) connected in parallel to each other, a first switch (Tr1) connected in series to one end side of the first capacitor (C1), and a switch control circuit (110) that controls turning on and off of the first switch (Tr1) and includes a first comparator (OP1) that supplies a first control voltage to the first switch (Tr1) according to a comparison result between a reference voltage and an AC voltage applied to the second capacitor (C2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: Daihen Corporation, Hosei University
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsuruda, Sousuke Nakamura, Takahiro Miyaura
  • Patent number: 11101847
    Abstract: Managing power distribution according to a common activity mutually performed by a set of connected devices. The common activity is divided into a series of device-specific steps for completion by the connected devices. Charge level of the connected devices is maintained according to an electrical connectivity plan that assures adequate power is available to each device for performing the series of device-specific steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Liam S. Harpur, Sushain Pandit, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11099920
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system performs wireless communication with electric power supplied from a battery mounted on a vehicle. The in-vehicle system includes a wireless communication unit configured to perform the wireless communication, a counting unit configured to count the number of resets that have occurred in the wireless communication unit; and an operation limiting unit configured to, when a predetermined power supply of the vehicle is off, limit the number of resets that occur in the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazushige Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11075772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a support system for supporting the commissioning of a networked power distribution system (1). The networked power distribution system comprises at least one power supply (2) with one or more power connectors (12, 12a) for supplying power to the one or more power connectors and a data communication interface for exchanging communication data. The support system (6) comprises one or more load device detectors (7) for detecting the connecting and/or disconnecting of a load device (3a) to/from a power connector (12a), and a commissioning tool (8) for performing steps of commissioning the networked power distribution system with regard to the load device. The commissioning tool is adapted to automatically perform at least some of the commissioning steps in response to the detection of the connecting and/or disconnecting of the load device. This can allow for a relatively easy commissioning of the networked power distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bozena Erdmann, Matthias Wendt, Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Willem Franke Pasveer
  • Patent number: 11068034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing temperatures of wearable device components are disclosed. In one aspects, a method includes determining a temperature of an electronic component of the wearable device, determining a rate of temperature change of the electronic component, and determining whether to increase or decrease a transmission rate limit of the electronic component based on the temperature and the rate, adjusting the transmission rate limit based on the determination, and limiting a rate of transmission of the electronic component based on the adjusted transmission rate limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Ashwood, Michael Wollman, Nicholas Larson, Patrick Timothy McSweeney Simons
  • Patent number: 11033087
    Abstract: A case a portable listening device. The case includes a housing having an interior space to receive the portable listening device; a lid attached to the housing; a rechargeable battery and first and second wireless power receiving elements configured to receive electric charge from a wireless power transmitter during a charging event. The case further includes switching circuitry that is configured to disable one of the first or second wireless power receiving elements during a charging event when the disabled element is receiving power less efficiently than the other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Makiko K. Brzezinski, Christopher J. Walton, Christopher S. Graham, Daniel C. Wagman, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 11011945
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for performing wireless charging of an electronic device and establishing a wired connection with the electronic device for data transfer. In some cases, a device includes a port that can supply power to charge the electronic device when a wired connection is detected between the device and the electronic device. The device can be configured such that the port does not supply power to the electronic device via wired connection when the device provides charging power to the electronic device wirelessly. Data transfer between the device and the electronic device can be performed via the port at the same time as wirelessly charging the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Rohan Shirsat
  • Patent number: 10976187
    Abstract: A probe is configured for introduction into a vicinity of a hazard. The probe comprises multiple sensors, communications circuitry, processor circuitry, and a casing. The multiple sensors include at least: a sensor configured to acquire disposition information of the probe; and a sensor configured to acquire environmental information in a vicinity of the probe. The communications circuitry is configured to transmit the disposition information and the environmental information externally to the probe. The processor circuitry is configured to coordinate operation of the multiple sensors and the communications circuitry. The casing is configured to internally house the multiple sensors, the transmitter, and the processor circuitry. The casing comprises an essentially cylindrical bullet shape, and wherein along a major cylindrical axis a first end of the casing comprises a flat butt surface and a second end of the casing comprises a rounded nose surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VENTI, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Wendell Hoffmann, Melanie Rae McTaggart, Daniel Cecil Seely
  • Patent number: 10958090
    Abstract: A charging pad includes a body portion having a recess into which a power receiving unit of a handset is inserted, the power receiving unit having an exposed electric contact surface, a first charging-pad-side terminal formed by a torsion coil spring and provided in the recess, the first charging-pad-side terminal being configured to relatively slide on the electric contact surface accompanying an insertion of the power receiving unit into the charging pad, and to be conductively connected to the electric contact surface at a position where the first charging-pad-side terminal stops sliding after the insertion of the power receiving unit is completed, and a second charging-pad-side terminal formed by a torsion coil spring and provided in the recess, the second charging-pad-side terminal being configured to relatively slide on the electric contact surface accompanying the insertion of the power receiving unit into the charging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mizoguchi, Tadashi Shimotoso, Yasushi Kitajima, Yoshihiro Takata, Shunichi Itai
  • Patent number: 10949544
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a Data Transfer Risk Identification System may be configured to analyze one or more data systems (e.g., data assets), identify data transfers between/among those systems, apply data transfer rules to each data transfer record, perform a data transfer assessment on each data transfer record based on the data transfer rules to be applied to each data transfer record, and calculate a risk score for the data transfer based at least in part on the one or more data transfer risks associated with the data transfer record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Blake Brannon, Kevin Jones, Dylan D. Patton-Kuhl, Bryan Patrick Kveen, Nicholas Ian Pavlichek, Eliza Rose Crawford
  • Patent number: 10928877
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a communication device, which comprises a user trace manager, a power emulator, and a power impact estimator. The user trace manager manages a user's sensor usage trace and device usage trace, which shows the user's mobile device usage pattern. The power emulator executes an executable file of the mobile application to generate hardware usage statistics based on the sensor usage trace and the device usage trace. And the power impact estimator computes an increase in power consumption of the mobile application based on the hardware usage statistics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Junehwa Song, Chulhong Min, Youngki Lee, Chungkuk Yoo, Seungwoo Kang, Sangwon Choi, Pillsoon Park, Inseok Hwang, Younghyun Ju, Seungpyo Choi
  • Patent number: 10923932
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more processors, a display, a primary energy storage device, and an auxiliary energy delivery device. The auxiliary energy delivery device selectively delivers energy to the primary energy storage device. When this occurs, the one or more processors present an icon at least partially superimposed upon a graphical representation of the primary energy storage device on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn Thomas, Ling Li, Kiley Coombe, Boby Iyer
  • Patent number: 10910853
    Abstract: A quick charging method, a power adapter and a mobile terminal are provided. The method is applied to the power adapter, the power adapter is coupled to the mobile terminal through a USB interface, a power line in the USB interface is used by the power adapter to charge the mobile terminal, a data line in the USB interface is used by the power source adapter to conduct a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal, and the power adapter supports a common charging mode and a quick charging mode, charging current of the quick charging mode is greater than that of the common charging mode. The method includes: conducting a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal to determine to charge the mobile terminal in the quick charging mode; and adjusting charging current to charging current corresponding to the quick charging mode to charge the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jialiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10879723
    Abstract: A wireless charging dock has a charging element with a first side and a second side; The first side provided with a wireless charge coil and the second side provided with a wireless charge cavity and a cable groove, the wireless charge cavity and the cable groove dimensioned to receive a wireless charger disc and a charge disc cable therein, respectively. The charging element rotatable between a first position in which the first side is oriented to receive a first type of electronic device for wireless charging and a second position in which the second side is oriented to receive a second type of electronic device for wireless charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Xentris Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Terrell Morrow, Norikiyo I. Honda
  • Patent number: 10872327
    Abstract: Mobile payment systems and associated mobile payment methods are disclosed. A mobile payment system may include a wearable device and a mobile device wirelessly connected to the wearable device. The mobile device may transmit a payment instruction to the wearable device, which may verify whether the user's identity information is correct according to the payment instruction. If the user's identity information is correct, the wearable device may generate a payment-permitted instruction and encrypt the payment-permitted instruction by a secret key. The wearable device may transmit the encrypted payment-permitted instruction to the mobile device, which may perform decryption on the encrypted payment-permitted instruction, if the mobile device can correctly decrypt the encrypted payment-permitted instruction, the mobile device can make a payment. Thus, the present disclosure can improve the security of the payment information in mobile payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Wang, Yanshun Guo
  • Patent number: 10848390
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises a management device, in a constrained network comprising constrained network devices, identifying for each constrained network device all available rules for execution by the corresponding constrained network device; the management device generating a prioritized rule set for each constrained network device, each prioritized rule set having selected available rules ordered relative to priority of execution by the corresponding constrained network device relative to a corresponding device context and a corresponding network context of the corresponding constrained network device; and the management device executing, for each constrained network device, a corresponding constrained deployment of the corresponding prioritized rule set based on identifying, from the corresponding prioritized rule set, a lifetimed rule set relative to the corresponding device context and network context, and supplying the lifetimed rule set to the corresponding constrained network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Edgar Barton, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10798233
    Abstract: A mobile phone stations is disclosed. In general, in one aspect, the mobile phone station connects to a smartphone for sending and receiving data therebetween. Further, the mobile phone station includes a dial pad for placing outgoing calls via the smartphone and answering incoming calls received at the smartphone. Also, the mobile phone station includes a charging mechanism for charging the smartphone. In use during an active call at the smartphone, the mobile phone station allows a user to seamlessly switch between two or more of a handset, a speakerphone, and a headset without requiring any user interaction with the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Sherburne, John B Ledingham, Jacob T Meyberg Guzman, Brent John Thorington, John Gary Mihelic, Michael David Rhoads, Robert Benjamin Foster, David Andrew Sauerhaft
  • Patent number: 10783256
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a Data Transfer Risk Identification System may be configured to analyze one or more data systems (e.g., data assets), identify data transfers between/among those systems, apply data transfer rules to each data transfer record, perform a data transfer assessment on each data transfer record based on the data transfer rules to be applied to each data transfer record, and calculate a risk score for the data transfer based at least in part on the one or more data transfer risks associated with the data transfer record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OneTrust, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Blake Brannon, Kevin Jones, Dylan D. Patton-Kuhl, Bryan Patrick Kveen, Nicholas Ian Pavlichek, Eliza Rose Crawford
  • Patent number: 10764836
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for wireless transmission of a broadcast message to a destination address that includes receiving, by one or more processors on a first device, a first broadcast message from a second device including a wireless-enabled device operating on a Low Energy (LE) advertising channel, the first broadcast message includes transmission power information associated with the second device, transmission data, and a destination address, determining, by the one or more processors, a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) of the first device, and based on the determined RSSI of the first device and the transmission power information associated with the second device, sending, by the one or more processors, the transmission data to the destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Hui Liu, Yi Gong, Yong Yin, Jia Yu, Jia Tian Zhong
  • Patent number: 10727890
    Abstract: A case for an electronic device having a plurality of wireless contact connectors includes a plurality of through-holes and a plurality extension connectors received in the through-holes. The case may include magnetic members to align and attach the extension connectors to a second device. The case may include a soft protective cover and a hard shell. The plurality of through-holes and the plurality of extension connectors may be included in an extension connector module, which is received in an aperture of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spigen Korea Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae-Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10721624
    Abstract: A layered security suite is disclosed wherein multiple security barriers that prevent the unsanctioned use of a mobile device issued by a controlled-environment facility. The security barriers are implemented along multiple points within the communication path between the mobile device with outside networks, including on the mobile device, on wireless access points that serve data traffic for the mobile device, and a firewall device that monitors all data coming to and from the wireless access points. The barriers on the mobile device prevent the user from performing unsanctioned application and settings changes, including both software and hardware components, while the barrier on the wireless access point detects and prevents unauthorized connections between mobile devices and unsanctioned wireless access points. The firewall device discards packets with unsanctioned internet addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Marass, Brian Peters, Garth Johnson, Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10713889
    Abstract: Various system, method, and device embodiments are disclosed for establishing and utilizing a wireless connection between an electronic gaming machine and a mobile device associated with a player. Such embodiments include use of a first component configured to communicate information with the mobile device using near-field communications and use of a second component configured to automatically pair the mobile device with the mobile interface device, using a Bluetooth connection, wherein the pairing of the mobile device with the mobile interface device utilizes the information communicated to the mobile device using the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 10668867
    Abstract: The invention relates to a holding system for a telecommunication device (46) in a vehicle, comprising a receiving part (1) for fastening in a stationary manner and a holder (40) dial can be inserted into die receiving pan (1), on which holder the telecommunication device (46) can be detachably fastened. Said holding system is characterized in that the receiving part (1) has a receiving channel (10) having a slot-shaped entry opening (7), into which receiving channel an attachment (21), which is shaped complementary to the receiving channel (10) and is connected to the holder (40) in the mounted state, can be inserted in an insertion direction and in which receiving channel said attachment can be fastened in the inserted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BURY SP.Z.O.O
    Inventors: Henryk Bury, Andrzej Bury
  • Patent number: 10658854
    Abstract: A quick charging method, a power adapter and a mobile terminal are provided. The method is applied to the power adapter, the power adapter is coupled to the mobile terminal through a USB interface, a power line in the USB interface is used by the power adapter to charge the mobile terminal, a data line in the USB interface is used by the power source adapter to conduct a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal, and the power adapter supports a common charging mode and a quick charging mode, charging current of the quick charging mode is greater than that of the common charging mode. The method includes: conducting a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal to determine to charge the mobile terminal in the quick charging mode; and adjusting charging current to charging current corresponding to the quick charging mode to charge the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jialiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10631609
    Abstract: A case a portable listening device. The case includes a housing having an interior space to receive the portable listening device; a lid attached to the housing; a rechargeable battery and first and second wireless power receiving elements configured to receive electric charge from a wireless power transmitter during a charging event. The case further includes switching circuitry that is configured to disable one of the first or second wireless power receiving elements during a charging event when the disabled element is receiving power less efficiently than the other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Makiko K. Brzezinski, Christopher J. Walton, Christopher S. Graham, Daniel C. Wagman, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 10616400
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a control method of a terminal device and a wearable device, a terminal device, and a wearable device thereof. The control method of a terminal device includes receiving first information transmitted from a wearable device, the terminal device being in a first state, and the first information being related to data detected by the wearable device; determining second information, the second information being related to an input detected by the terminal device; and switching the terminal device to a second state if the first information corresponds to the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenchao Ma
  • Patent number: 10608449
    Abstract: Electrical charging devices with translating stabilizers are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a cradle configured to receive and retain an electronic device; an electronics sub-assembly including: a housing, wherein the housing includes laterally positioned tubular guides; an electrical conductor that protrudes forwardly from the housing; and a circuit within the housing that processes an electrical charge received through the electrical conductor; means for electrically coupling the electronics sub-assembly with the electronic device; and a stabilizer comprising armatures, the armatures being slidingly received within the tubular guides of the housing for storage, further wherein the armatures extend from the tubular guides and pivot downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: William J. Warren
  • Patent number: 10536767
    Abstract: A heat energy powered earphone is provided, which utilizes a thermoelectric (TE) module that is connected to an external heat exchanger clip. The clip can be affixed to a cool location such as the top of an ear, a hat, or other piece of clothing. The clip may connect to the TE module via a simple heat pipe. By using the clip, the earphone housing may be manufactured with a compact form factor that enables close insertion to the inner ear. Additionally, by providing an open hole in the TE module, audio waves can pass through unobstructed. Power management, wireless transmission, and audio playback circuitry may be provided via a tethered wire to an external electronics module. Interfacing methods are also provided, including a method for automatic pairing with an audio source upon insertion of the earphone, and a method for adjusting a fit of the earphone using audio feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TCT Mobile (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Apgar, Seung Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10505380
    Abstract: A quick charging method, a power adapter and a mobile terminal are provided. The method is applied to the power adapter, the power adapter is coupled to the mobile terminal through a USB interface, a power line in the USB interface is used by the power adapter to charge the mobile terminal, a data line in the USB interface is used by the power source adapter to conduct a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal, and the power adapter supports a common charging mode and a quick charging mode, charging current of the quick charging mode is greater than that of the common charging mode. The method includes: conducting a bidirectional communication with the mobile terminal to determine to charge the mobile terminal in the quick charging mode; and adjusting charging current to charging current corresponding to the quick charging mode to charge the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jialiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10505378
    Abstract: A system and method to identify whether a removable battery pack inserted into a battery-powered device is an authorized battery pack for the device. Battery-powered devices may include a battery-powered drill, saw, flashlight or other type of device. The battery-powered device may send an authentication query to the battery pack. If the battery-powered device does not receive a valid reply from the battery pack, the battery-powered device may verify that the battery-powered device is still within a phase-out period that allows the battery-powered device to use a battery pack with an invalid authentication. If the phase-out period has expired, the battery-powered device may disable the use of the battery pack with an invalid authentication. If the phase-out period is still running, the battery-powered device may allow the use of the battery pack with an invalid authentication, but only for a limited number of battery pack recharge cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Renato Bessegato, Mohit Berry, Yiming Tang