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Battery charging

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455 - Telecommunications

455073000 - TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AT SAME STATION (E.G., TRANSCEIVER)

455550100 - Radiotelephone equipment detail

455572000 - Power supply

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20120178506DETACHABLY INTEGRATED BATTERY CHARGER FOR MOBILE CELL PHONES AND LIKE DEVICES - A cell phone charger comprises a main body having embedded therein a charging circuit configured to receive line AC voltage and to convert it to a DC voltage suitable for charging the mobile device. AC prongs fold into the body in a stowed position and a connection structure formed integrally with the main body grasps onto and holds the charger secured to the cell phone device. In a preferred embodiment, the AC prongs pivot independently and lie flat against an outside surface of the main body.07-12-2012
20120178505SMART CHARGING SYSTEM - A smart charging system is provided, which includes a handheld device and an insertion device. An interactive application program is built in the handheld device. The insertion device has a protective case for protecting the handheld device, a connector, a slave battery module and a slave application circuit. When the handheld device is placed into the insertion device, the connector is coupled to the handheld device to activate the interactive application program to proceed a two-way communication. The handheld device has a control power of the slave application circuit. The handheld device displays an interactive graphical user interface to guide a user to set the insertion device, so as to provide electricity for the handheld device. The system can upgrade a battery endurance of the handheld device and solve problems of unable to replace the battery and charge saturation of the battery.07-12-2012
20100048255CONTACTLESS RECHARGING OF MOBILE TERMINAL BATTERY - A mobile terminal has a contactless function module that is used to perform a contactless transaction and also used to perform battery recharging, and a power source operatively connected with the contactless function module and adapted to be recharged by induced current created by electromagnetic fields detected by the contactless function module.02-25-2010
20100041444Charging Device Capable of Connecting to Internet - A charging device capable of connecting to Internet includes a charging unit for charging the mobile phone, a wireless communication unit for performing wireless communication through the mobile phone, so as to access a wireless network, and a local area network routing unit coupled to the wireless communication unit for transmitting data packets of the network to a local area network according a network interface protocol when the wireless network unit access the network through the mobile phone.02-18-2010
20090156268MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING MENU PROVIDING FUNCTION FOR WIRELESS RECHARGING AND RECHARGING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal is provided including a battery, an output unit, a memory, and a controller. The battery provides power. The output unit outputs a wireless recharge state. The memory stores recharge menus and recharge menu settings. The controller provides recharge menus for wireless recharging of the battery based on whether payment is required for the wireless recharging. The controller also performs a wireless recharging operation according to selection of the recharge menu settings.06-18-2009
20090124299MOBILE PHONE TERMINAL AND CHARGING SYSTEM - Disclosed is a mobile terminal incorporating a battery pack utilized as power supply. The mobile terminal includes a positive terminal connected to a battery pack positive electrode, a negative terminal connected to a battery pack negative electrode, a data communication terminal communicating with a circuit in the battery pack, a charge control unit controlling charging of the battery pack via the positive terminal, and a reference voltage output unit outputting reference voltage. The terminal further includes a dividing resistor and a thermistor connected in series between the reference voltage output unit and the negative terminal, a temperature detector detecting temperature, and stopping charging of the battery pack based on the detected temperature, and a switching device controlling the voltage at the predetermined portion. The terminal still further includes a control unit communicating with the circuit in the battery pack via the data communication terminal, and changing the voltage at the predetermined portion when notified abnormality from the battery pack.05-14-2009
20090191925DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DATA TRANSFER DURING CHARGING OF A PORTABLE DEVICE - Described below are methods and devices to automatically effect data transfer, for example for backing up data of a device, between a mobile communication device and another device, upon detection by the mobile communication device of charging current received for example from a charger. When a charger or a charging current is detected, the mobile device detects what connectivity links, such as for example, USB, Bluetooth, and/or WiFi, are available between the mobile device and another device. An automated process selects an appropriate connectivity link and then initiates one or two-way transfer of data over the automatically selected connectivity link according to the data transfer rules set by the user or by a default mechanism or algorithm. In this manner backup and/or update of data may take place automatically upon connection of a user's mobile communication device to a source of charging current.07-30-2009
20090305748HOLDING APPARATUS ACCOMMODATING A MOBILE TELEPHONE PROVIDED WITH A SPECIFIC CABLE COMPRISING A DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING - The invention relates to a holding device comprising a receiving system for receiving a mobile telephone (12-10-2009
20110151943MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING THEREOF - For a mobile terminal and a method for controlling charging thereof, when the remaining power amount of a power supply, including first and second power sources, is less than a minimum power consumption amount required for a call, power is charged using the second power source. The remaining power amount resulting from the charging is compared with a power consumption amount corresponding to a callable time, and information that is associated with the callable time corresponding to a result of the comparison is outputted.06-23-2011
20090023480SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE CHARGING - A system comprises a first wireless communication device, a second wireless communication device. The first wireless communication device comprises a first male connector and a first female connector. The second wireless communication device comprises a second male connector and a second female connector. The first wireless communication device is capable of discharging power to the second wireless communication device when the first male connector extends outward from the first wireless communication device and removably connects to the second female connector.01-22-2009
20090048003CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A contactless power supply system includes a power supply device having a first sensor module configured for outputting a first wireless signal, and a plurality of application devices for receiving the first wireless signal simultaneously, where each of the plurality of application devices includes a second sensor module for receiving the first wireless signal and transforming the first wireless signal into a corresponding induced power. A method for contactless power supply includes receiving a wireless signal and transforming the wireless signal into a corresponding induced power, and charging a battery module according to the corresponding induced power.02-19-2009
20080268916COMMUNICATION DEVICE CHARGED WITH SOLAR ENERGY - A communication device charged by solar energy forms a foldable mobile phone by pivotably connecting a first pivot provided on one end of a host to a display. One end face of the display is provided with a second pivot. A solar plate is pivotably connected to the second pivot of the display to foldably cover on the display. With the above structure, if the electricity of the battery of the mobile phone is insufficient, the user can unfold the solar plate from the display to charge the electrically-connected battery of the mobile phone, thereby to overcome the inconvenience in supplementing the electricity of the battery.10-30-2008
20100016034Power supply method and apparatus for radio access network nodes/sites - Nodes/sites of a radio access network have power utilization and power backup facilities and capabilities suitable for particularized node operation. Features of the nodes/sites and/or of the radio access network include power load control; intermittent charging of batteries; controlled (e.g., slow) charging of batteries; and multiple power backup banks.01-21-2010
20080234011Charging communication-adaptor for mobile device - A charging communication-adaptor has such an arrangement that, when a mobile device is attached, communication terminals of the mobile device and the charging communication-adaptor make a contact first, and then the charging terminals of the mobile device and the charging communication-adaptor make a contact.09-25-2008
20100035664SOLAR ENERGY CHARGER AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME - A solar energy charger includes a solar energy collecting module, a controlling module electrically connected to the solar energy collecting module, an energy storing module electrically connected to the controlling module, and a switching module electrically connected to the controlling module and energy storing module. The energy storing module includes a first energy storing unit and a second energy storing unit. The solar energy collecting module is configured for converting solar energy into electrical energy. The controlling module detects electrical energy states of the energy storing units to output a detecting result, and the controlling module controls and switches the switching module to charge or discharge the energy storing units in turn according to the detecting result.02-11-2010
20090280871COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device includes a housing, a processor enclosed within the housing, a device display provided on the housing and in communication with the processor, at least one navigational input means in communication with the processor, at least one data entry input means in communication with the processor, and a pair of charging contacts provided on the housing and configured for engaging a corresponding charging accessory and enabling charging of the device.11-12-2009
20090098915RECHARGING METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention provides apparatus and an associated method for remotely energizing power storage devices. Energization may preferably be effected through the use of RF energy from a base station, ambient energy or ultra-wide band energy. The remote station preferably has at least one antenna having an effective area greater than its physical area. The system may have an antenna and associated circuitry provided on an electronic chip such as a monolithic chip or on a printed circuit with a suitable substrate.04-16-2009
20100160001Portable telephone with connection indicator - A slave device is charged directly from a cellular phone. The slave device can be charged along with the cellular phone or from the internal battery of the cellular phone. When the slave device is connected, a “click” sound is played through an enunciator of the cellular phone.06-24-2010
20110269513RAPID CHARGING APPARATUS - A rapid charging apparatus including a first connection unit, a second connection unit, and a rapid charging power transformation unit is provided. The first connection unit is coupled to a connector with a power. The rapid charging power transformation unit is coupled to the first connection unit to receive a voltage of the connector and to provide a first voltage and a second voltage. The first voltage ranges from 3.2 V to 1.1 V, the second voltage ranges from 2.7 V to 0.6 V, and a voltage difference between the first voltage and the second voltage ranges from 0.5 V to 0.8 V. The second connection unit is coupled to an electronic device and the rapid charging power transformation unit so as to transmit the first voltage and the second voltage to the electronic device.11-03-2011
20110263302MOTHER BOARD - A mother board including a controller, a rapid charging initiation unit, a connection port, and a switching unit is provided. The rapid charging initiation unit provides a first voltage ranging from 3.2 V to 11 V and a second voltage ranging from 2.7 V to 0.6 V. A voltage difference between the first voltage and the second voltage ranges from 0.5 V to 0.8 V. The connection port is coupled to a smartphone. The switching unit is coupled to the controller, the rapid charging initiation unit, and the connection port for determining whether the connection port is coupled to the controller or the rapid charging initiation unit according to a switching signal. When the connection port is coupled to the rapid charging initiation unit, the first voltage and the second voltage are sent to the smartphone through the connection port for activating the rapid charging function of the smartphone.10-27-2011
20100124950PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device includes a battery and an electricity generating device. The electricity generating device includes at least one solar receiving board, at least one controller, a voltage transducer and an accumulator. The solar receiving board is mounted on the outer surface of the portable electronic device to absorb solar energy and convert solar energy into electric energy. The controller is electrically connected with solar receiving board and the voltage transducer to control the electricity generating device. The voltage transducer electrically connected with the controller to transduce the voltage of the generated electricity into a voltage suitable for operating the portable electronic device. The accumulator stores the electric energy and charges the battery when the electrical quantity of the battery becomes low.05-20-2010
20110136550MOBILE DEVICE TO CONTROL A CHARGE PAD SYSTEM - A method of charging a mobile device on a charge pad. The method includes receiving a wireless charge from at least one of a plurality of charge pad power coils. The method also includes enabling communications between the charge pad and the mobile device. The method also includes sending a command from the wireless device to the charge pad to adjust a characteristic of the wireless charge at the charge pad and to enable the wireless device to control the characteristic of the wireless charge of the charge pad.06-09-2011
20090170569INFORMATION-COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND AUTOMATIC BACKUP SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - An information-communication terminal device maintaining a low cost of a charger in the case of backup for the device at a charging time, having a high performance security at the backup and allowing users to easily handle the security control after the backup. A charger (07-02-2009
20080293456Mobile phone - A battery cover of a mobile phone includes an input interface formed on one side thereof; and a wireless transmission module. The input interface is capable of operating thereon, and the wireless transmission module is capable of conducting wireless communication between the battery cover and the mobile phone when the battery cover is detached from the mobile phone.11-27-2008
20120295672MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and control method thereof capable of managing power consumption. The mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a battery unit configured to supply power to an electronic element mounted on a terminal body, a measurement unit configured to measure a battery remaining amount for the battery unit, and a controller configured to set a battery assigned amount for the battery unit to a designated contact address, and implement a limited mode according to a result of comparing the battery remaining amount with the battery to assigned amount, and limit a function based on information on the contact addresses other than the designated contact address when the limited mode is implemented.11-22-2012
20120295671SOLAR POWERED WIRELESS SPEAKERPHONE WITH POWER STORAGE FOR CHARGING EXTERNAL DEVICES - A portable device includes a wireless communications module configured to communicate with a communication device, a rechargeable energy storage device coupled to the wireless communications module, a solar power cell coupled to the rechargeable energy storage device configured to charge the rechargeable energy storage device and a port coupled to the rechargeable energy storage device configured to provide energy to charge an external device via the port.11-22-2012
20080242369PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - When a host PC acts as a host and communicates with a portable electronic apparatus, the portable electronic apparatus can release connection between the portable electronic apparatus and the host PC in no response to the host PC and in accordance with an amount of remaining power of a rechargeable battery. Also, the release of the connection between the portable electronic apparatus and the host PC results in that it is possible to avoid an access error for an HDD due to a shortage in the amount of remaining power of the rechargeable battery, and thus it is possible to prevent media data from being damaged due to the shortage in the amount of remaining power of the rechargeable battery.10-02-2008
20080207277Cordless telephone apparatus - A cordless telephone apparatus includes: a battery which is rechargeable with a direct current based on an electric energy supplied from an outside of the cordless telephone apparatus; a constant current circuit which limits the direct current charged into the battery to a constant current; a voltage-dividing resistor which divides a direct voltage inputted into the constant current circuit; an A/D converter which converts a value of the direct voltage divided by the voltage-dividing resistor into digital data; a charging-state acquiring portion which acquires a charging state of the battery based on the digital data from the A/D converter; and a charging-state informing portion which informs the charging state of the battery acquired by the charging-state acquiring portion.08-28-2008
20090298553CHARGING STATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES THAT ALLOWS ACCESS TO DEVICE SERVICES - A charging station for mobile devices that allows a user to access mobile device services while a mobile device is contacting a charging pad or is otherwise being charged at the charging station. The charging station includes a charging pad where a mobile device is placed to initiate automatic charging without having to connect the mobile device to a charging cable. The charging station also includes a display and communication components for wirelessly linking the charging station with the mobile device. When the mobile device is within proximity of the charging station, the charging station establishes a connection with the mobile device to allow the services offered by the mobile device to be accessed via the charging station. The display on the charging station may be larger than the display of the mobile device or may be configured with different dimensions than the display on the mobile device.12-03-2009
20090137289METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARGING OF PUSH TO TALK OVER CELLULAR SERVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for charging of the Push to Talk over Cellular, PoC, service includes: a charging system, initializing charging of a PoC session and sends a response message of PoC Box charging; monitoring a trigger condition of PoC charging according to the response message; and judge, when a PoC user joins the PoC session, whether the user participates in the session as a PoC Box, and if so, setting a PoC Box identification for the user and send charging information to the charging system so as to charge the PoC session of the user, wherein the information includes the identification. The present invention also discloses a communication system, a charging system and a PoC server. With the present invention, the accuracy of PoC charging can be significantly improved.05-28-2009
20090137288MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING AROMATIC FUNCTION AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL CHARGER HAVING AROMATIC CHARGE FUNCTION - Provided is a mobile communication terminal having an aromatic function and a terminal charger for the same. The terminal charger for charging a mobile terminal having an absorbent material disposed therein includes a charger body having a mounting space formed at one part thereof and in which the terminal is mounted; and an aromatic supply part installed in the charger body for supplying an aromatic agent into the absorbent material.05-28-2009
20090186666MOBILE PHONE HOLDER WITH LATERAL CONNECTIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR A MECHANICAL VEHICLE - A mobile phone holder with lateral connectors, especially for a mechanical vehicle, provided with a base (07-23-2009
20090325651POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A power transmission control device is provided in a contactless power transmission system that supplies electric power to a load of a power reception device such that a primary coil and a secondary coil are electromagnetically coupled to each other so as to transmit the electric power to the power reception device from the power transmission device. The power transmission control device includes a controller that controls the power transmission control device, and a storage section that stores information about a power transmitting side coil. The controller performs a collation process for collating the information about the power transmitting side coil with information about a power receiving side coil received from the power reception device, and determines whether or not the information about the power transmitting side coil is compatible with the information about the power receiving side coil.12-31-2009
20090054110PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a housing, a circuit module, a solar module, and a keypad module. The circuit module is disposed in the housing. The solar module provides a supplied power to the circuit module. The keypad module having light transparency is disposed in the housing and covers the solar module. The solar module receives the light from a light source through the keypad module to provide the supplied power.02-26-2009
20090075704Mobile communication device with charging module - A mobile communication device includes a battery controller and an inductive charger. The battery control is adapted for electrically connecting to a rechargeable battery of the portable electronic device. The inductive charger includes a power connector adapted for electrically connecting with a power source, and a transmitting inductor electrically coupling with the power connector for generating an electromagnetic induction, wherein the receiving inductor is electrically inducted to the transmitting inductor in a contact free manner for wirelessly transmitting an inductive charging power to the rechargeable battery of the portable electronic device through the transmitting inductor. Therefore, when the rechargeable battery of the portable electronic device is located within an induction distance of the inductive charger, the rechargeable battery of the portable electronic device is automatically charged.03-19-2009
20100016033MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH RF IMMUNE CHARGING CONTACTS - In accordance with a non-limiting aspect, a mobile wireless communications device includes a housing, at least one circuit board carried by the housing, radio frequency (RF) circuitry, and a processor. An antenna is operative with the RF circuitry. A charging circuit charges a battery carried by and powers the device and includes at least one charging contact carried by the housing and configured for engaging an external charging cradle when connected thereto. It includes an internal connector extending to at least one circuit board and connecting to the charging circuitry. An RF filter includes a ferrite material surrounding at least a portion of the internal connector to minimize RE coupling from the at least one charging contact to the antenna and reduce transmitter harmonics emission and receiver de-sense.01-21-2010
20110230240Handheld recharging device for use with cell phone - The present invention provides a handheld recharging device for use with a cell phone which makes a user of the cell phone grasp comfortably or naturally with one hand to carry and use it, and discharges efficiently and quickly heat generated from using and recharging the cell phone to external space, and, hence, secures a more stable operation of the cell phone and prohibits a deterioration in efficiency of a recharging battery and deformations of the housings. The device is characterized in that, first thing, only portions between lower portions and most upper portions of both side faces remain, secondly, both side portions of a rear face which faces away a rear face of the cell phone are not contact with the rear face of the cell phone, and, thirdly, both of side lines corresponding to the remaining portions and upper portions of the rear face have convex shapes, whereas both of side lines corresponding to a lower portion of the rear face have concave shapes.09-22-2011
20090197651WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND BATTERY CAPACITANCE MEASURING METHOD - A wireless communication terminal includes a battery module, a storage module, a voltage detection module, and a central processing module. The battery module provides power to the wireless communication terminal and can be charged by an external charger. The storage module stores a voltage offset and a voltage-capacitance relation between voltages and battery capacitance of the battery module. The voltage detection module detects a voltage of the battery module. The central processing module calculates an actual voltage of the battery module according to the detected voltage and the voltage offset in the storage module. Subsequently, the central processing module obtains actual battery capacitance of the battery module according to the actual voltage of the battery module and the voltage-capacitance relation in the storage module.08-06-2009
20120077553Automatic Recharging Wireless Headset - A wireless headset has a body, an ear clip, and at least two devices for converting at least two different sources of energy into electrical power. The body includes an RF integrated circuit in electrical communication with an antenna and a baseband circuit, the baseband circuit being in electrical communication with a microphone and a speaker. The at least two devices for converting at least two different sources of energy into electrical power are in electrical communication with the RF integrated circuit and the baseband circuit. The ear clip is engaged to the body. The at least two sources of energy are selected from the group consisting of solar energy, thermoelectric energy, piezoelectric energy, and vibration energy.03-29-2012
20120077552METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING TO A USER A REMEDY FOR INADEQUATE BATTERY LIFE IN A HANDHELD DEVICE - 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.03-29-2012
20090253469Managing Demand on a Battery of a Mobile Communications Device - A method of managing demand on a battery (10-08-2009
20090247240Auxiliary power management method for cellular based device - A method of operating a control module of a mobile device that communicates with a cellular network and that is powered by an auxiliary power supply comprises generating an interrupt signal based on a tick of a system timer interrupt of the control module; incrementing a counter value based on the interrupt signal; and commanding the auxiliary power supply to cease powering the mobile device when the counter value is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.10-01-2009
20120196658Mobile Phone Charging Device with Exchangeable Battery Cell - A mobile phone charging device with exchangeable battery cell including a upper housing, a partition board, a lower housing and a battery cell cover. The device includes a terminal cover; a main board; a button handle; a plug portion, including a circuit board and a plug soldered onto the circuit board. The circuit board has with a pin header through which the plug is electrically and mechanically connected to the female header on the main board; a recharging port, which is attached to the main board, a battery cell and a battery cell cover. The lower housing has a recharging port opening through which the charging plug of an external power adapter is connected.08-02-2012
20100190535 Universal Adaptor for Different Chargers and Different Cellular Telephones - An adaptor with few different power input connectors for connecting the adaptor to various cellular telephone chargers :from one side, and with few different power output connectors for connecting the adaptor to various cellular telephones from the other side. The adaptor enables to charge different cellular telephones by chargers that directly, without the adaptor would not fit to be connected one to the other.07-29-2010
20100160002SEPARABLE MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A separable mobile terminal device includes a main module to execute main functions in order to drive a mobile terminal and a user module to inform a user of visual and aural elements. At least one of the main module and the user module has a control unit to determine whether to execute the interworking between the main module and the user module depending on whether the main module and the user module are connected and whether the interworking between the main module and the user module is required. Each of the main module and the user module has an interface unit to enable data transmission/reception between the modules, and a battery to supply driving power to each respective module. Each of the main module and the user module has a connection means, so that the main module and the user module can be connected with or separated from each other via the connection means.06-24-2010
20100144403ISOLATED MONOLITHIC ELECTRIC POWER - An isolated monolithic electrical converter including a substrate made of a resistive material, the underside of which has two input electrodes spaced apart from each other, constituting the primary, an insulating layer on the top side of the substrate, and, on the insulating layer, at least two elements made of respectively p-doped and n-doped semiconductor thermoelectric materials electrically connected in series, the ends of the series connection constituting the secondary of the converter.06-10-2010
20100210320SELF-CHARGING ULTRA LOW COST MOBILE HANDSET - Disclosed is a self-charging mobile handset. Access to mobile phones plays a key part in poverty reduction; however there are over 1.6 billion people who do not have direct access to electricity to charge mobile phones in Sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia. People in these countries may spend up to 6 hours a week walking to other villages to charge phones, or will pay local businessmen offering charging services to connect their phones to chargers connected to car batteries. By installing a easy to use squeeze type dynamo into the housing, a phone can be manufactured which is both self charging and low cost.08-19-2010
20110111811MOBILE PHONE POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT - A mobile phone power supply circuit for a mobile phone, including a super capacitor, a photovoltaic module, a comparator, a battery power source, and a single-pole-double-throw (SPDT) switch. The photovoltaic module buffers solar power in the super capacitor. The comparator compares voltage of the super capacitor and a reference voltage and outputs a control signal according to the comparison. The SPDT switch selects either the super capacitor or the battery power source to supply power to the mobile phone according to the control signal.05-12-2011
20100113106PORTABLE IPOD CHARGER WITH ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONALITY - A portable battery charger for a portable media player recharges the portable media player without needing to be plugged into a wall or other stationary power source. The portable battery charger also adds extra functionality to the portable media player by providing a command interface to control an electronic device and a wireless transmitter that operates on a frequency outside of the commonly used AM/FM bands. The portable media player preferably plugs into a cradle on the portable battery charger so that the two units seamlessly act as one unit. This combination seemingly creates a new portable media player with a longer battery life and the ability to wirelessly control devices.05-06-2010
20110028189Charging Cradle - A charging cradle has a rectangular cradle body defined an upper surface, a front surface and two opposite lateral surfaces thereon. An end of the upper surface adjacent to the front surface is formed with a subjacent surface lower than the upper surface and connecting with the upper surface by a first inclined surface. The upper surface has a receiving chamber extending along a front and rear direction. A charging base having a rotation portion defined a rectangular base mounted in the receiving chamber and rotatable around an axis perpendicular to the two lateral surfaces. A rear end of the rectangular base is extended downwards to form a receiving portion. Two opposite sides of the rectangular base have portions adjacent to a front end thereof extended laterally to form resisting portions, free ends of which extend downwards to form holding plates located at two opposite sides of the cradle body.02-03-2011
20110009172MOBILE TERMINAL WITH MULTIPLE BATTERIES - Embodiments of the present invention are related to a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal including: first and second batteries for supplying driving power to parts of the mobile terminal; a display for displaying an operational state of the mobile terminal to a user; and a controller for notifying the user of charged levels of the first and second batteries.01-13-2011
20110009171POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a power supply circuit includes a power switch section, an error amplifier, a wiring and a reset switch section. The error amplifier has one input portion connected to the output terminal, the other input portion and an output portion. The error amplifier outputs the control potential via the output portion to make the resistance of the power switch section high so that potential applied to the one input portion is high to potential applied to the other input portion. The wiring connects a reference terminal to the other input potion. In addition, the reset switch section is configured to isolate the wiring from a baseline potential when the input terminal is supplied with a potential, and to connect the wiring to the baseline potential when the input terminal is not supplied with the potential.01-13-2011
20110117974SUPPLEMENTAL ACCESSORY SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Examples of the present invention are directed toward systems and methods of providing additional functionality to a portable electro device Examples of such systems include a terminal adapter having a first portion constructed and arranged to connect to the portable electronic device by insertion between a terminal of a battery of the portable electronic device and a power terminal of the portable electronic device and an accessory module constructed and arranged to electrically couple to the portable electronic device through least one terminal on a second portion of the terminal adapter to provide supplemental power to the portable electronic device. Examples of methods according to the present invention include mounting a terminal adapter comprising a positive contact and a negative contact, and a set of electrical terminals a battery of the portable electronic device.05-19-2011
20100137038Interchangeable Docking Cradle - In one embodiment, a headset charging base includes a power source interface, a docking cradle interface configured to interface with one of a plurality of interchangeable docking cradles having different form factors for receiving different headsets, and a housing enclosing an electrical connection between the power source interface and the docking cradle interface. A headset charging system including such a charging base, a method of use, and a method of packaging a headset system are also disclosed.06-03-2010
20090312072Method for predicting available time remaining on battery in mobile devices based on usage patterns - A method for predicting an available time of a battery in a mobile device includes: defining one or more modes depending on usage patterns of the mobile device that affects power consumption of the battery; creating time-series data about power consumption amount of the battery and use time of the battery in each mode; calculating, based on the time-series data, average power consumption rate per each mode and use time rate; and predicting the available time of the battery, based on the average power consumption rate per each mode and the use time rate per each mode.12-17-2009
20100285847Cell phone mount - A means of creation of joy and enjoyment plus self identification during the process of charging a cell phone.11-11-2010
20110077058OFFLINE CHARGING IN IMS NETWORKS FOR SESSIONS HANDED OVER BETWEEN DIFFERENT OPERATOR NETWORKS - IMS networks and methods are disclosed for providing offline charging for a session of an IMS device that is seamlessly handed over between a home IMS network and a visited IMS network that are different operator networks. A roaming charging identifier (RCID) is assigned to the session in the home IMS network that is global to a dialog of the session over the home IMS network and to a dialog of the session over the visited IMS network. Network elements in the home IMS network insert the RCID in offline charging requests that are sent to an offline charging system. The offline charging system generates CDRs for the session that also include the RCID. The offline charging system can then aggregate and correlate the CDRs for the session based on the RCID.03-31-2011
20110151942DYNAMIC CURRENT LIMITING CHARGING CIRCUIT - An apparatus is provided for an electronic device. The apparatus includes a dynamic electrical load, a secondary power coil receiver module that inductively receives a current from a primary coil of an power conversion system, a means for monitoring a current in the secondary receiver module being delivered to the dynamic load, a means for transmitting a power control signal to the power conversion system through the secondary charging coil, a current monitoring circuit that measures a current delivered to the dynamic load and a current limiter circuit that limits the current to the dynamic load based upon the measured charging current.06-23-2011
20110070927SIGNAL SEPARATION FOR ENERGY HARVESTING - Techniques for designing a communications unit including a signal separation module for energy harvesting. In an exemplary aspect, the signal separation module includes first and second quadrature hybrids coupled by band-pass filters (BPF's). Incoming signals within the pass-band of the BPF's are directed through the quadrature hybrids and through the BPF's, and emerge as a desired pass-band signal to be processed by an RX processing module. Incoming signals lying outside the pass-band of the BPF's are reflected from the BPF's back to the first quadrature hybrid, and output as a non-pass-band signal to be processed by an energy harvesting module. In a further exemplary aspect, the signal separation module resides in a detachable module coupleable to a wireless communications device, and a signal transmitted by the wireless communications device is coupled to the signal separation module for energy harvesting.03-24-2011
20090023481Portable electronic device carrier with charging system - A portable electronic device carrier includes a charging system. The carrier is configured to at least partially house a portable electronic device such as a cell phone, PDA or the like. The carrier may comprise a pouch or have other configurations. The charging system comprises at least one battery. The battery may be configured to be charged by an external source via at least one external port or connector, or a source associated with the carrier, such as at least one photovoltaic cell. The charging port may comprise contacts which are engaged by an interface of the portable electronic device. In accordance with the invention, a portable electronic device is charged using a portable charging system associated with a carrier for the device.01-22-2009
20110159930Compact Mobile Phone Power Supplement Device - A power supplement device for a mobile telephone has a casing having a width, a height, a length, a first end and a second end each defined by the width and height, a top side and a backside each defined by the width and length, and a left edge and a right edge each defined by the length and height, the width and length being substantially the same as a mobile telephone to which the supplemental power device is intended to couple, a male connector implemented in the area of the first end, extending in the length direction, and compatible with a female connector of the mobile telephone to which power charging devices are typically connected to the mobile telephone, a USB male connector implemented in an area of the second end or an area of one of the two edges, a back-up battery enclosed in the casing and coupled to the male connector implemented in the area of the first end, providing supplemental power to the mobile telephone, the backup battery also connected to charging circuitry enabling charging of the battery from an external AC power source, and a flip-out AC outlet plug implemented on either the front or the back and coupled to the charging circuitry, enabling the power supplement device to be coupled to AC power to charge the backup battery and the mobile telephone.06-30-2011
20100151918INTELLIGENT BATTERY WARNING SYSTEM - A method and system of providing a low battery charge warning in an electronic device that employs a rechargeable power source such as a rechargeable battery. The method and system determine whether a charge state of a battery is sufficient to provide the device with power for a predicted usage. The predicted usage and predicted power requirement may be determined from a usage profile of the device. The predicted usage and power requirement may also be determined from data associated with an event record as may be stored in a calendar application on the device. The method and system may provide an advance notice to the user of the device of a potential low battery situation.06-17-2010
20100190534Portable electronic device and charging method thereof - A portable electronic device and a charging method thereof are disclosed. The portable electronic device comprises an electronic device main body, a power storage module, a moving module, and a first solar panel. The power storage module is used for providing the power for the electronic device main body. The first solar panel is electrically coupled with the power storage module and the first solar panel can move together with the moving module for moving the first solar panel outward. The charging method comprises: detecting a power value of the power storage module; determining whether the power value of the power storage module is under a first specific value; when the power value of the power storage module is under the first specific value, moving the first solar panel outward to charge the power storage module.07-29-2010
20110190037DEVICE COMPRISING A HYDROGEN-AIR OR METHANOL-AIR TYPE FUEL CELL - A device comprising a chamber in which a hydrogen-air or methanol-air type fuel cell is arranged, the chamber including an upper wall in which an opening is formed, a lower wall on which the cell is arranged so that the surface of exposure to air of the cell faces the upper wall, and a fan arranged in the opening.08-04-2011
20100022285APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RETROFITTING A BROAD RANGE OF MOBILE DEVICES TO RECEIVE WIRELESS POWER - Apparatus and method for retrofitting a mobile electronic device, which has an input power receptacle located on its side, to receive power from a power delivery pad that has a flat power delivery surface. A connector assembly is connectable to the mobile electronic device by plugging a connector into the input power receptacle of the device. A power receiver assembly connects pivotally and electrically to the connector assembly by magnetism. The power receiver assembly is pivotal to position a power receiver hub, which is at a fixed distance from the connector assembly, over an axis of the mobile device, where an anchor comprising magnetic material or a mechanical attachment apparatus is adhered to the surface of the mobile device, and the hub is attached to the anchor by magnetism also, so that it is simply and easily detachable and re-attachable. The connector is adjustable in the connector assembly to position the power receiver assembly flush with the surface of the mobile device. Alternate connector assemblies with differently configured connectors are attachable magnetically or mechanically to the power receiver assembly.01-28-2010
20090104947METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING POWER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An apparatus and a method of manufacturing an apparatus that creates power for a mobile communication device is disclosed. The apparatus may include a roller integrated into the mobile communication device configured to rotate in a counterclockwise direction when the roller contacts a surface and is moved in a first direction, and rotate in a clockwise direction when the roller contacts a surface and is moved in second direction, gearing connected to the roller, wherein the gearing rotates when the roller is moved, and one or more generator that creates power in the mobile communication device upon rotation of the roller and the gearing.04-23-2009
20120071215Method and Apparatus for Controlling a Smart Phone Charger - A method for controlling a charger to charge a power source of an electronic device includes connecting the charger and the electronic device and determining whether the power source of the electronic device is to be charged. The method further includes, the electronic device, sending a first control signal to the charger to enable charging of the power source of the electronic device in response to determining that the power source is to be charged and sending a second control signal to the charger to disable charging of the power source of the electronic device in response to determining that the power source is not to be charged.03-22-2012
20080207276Adjustable cell phone charger holder - A adjustable cell phone charger holder that is fully functional and portable between vehicles. A hollow, fabricated flexible tubular-shaped body is oriented like a snake, with two openings one on each end. Attached to it's lower opening is a cell phone charger power adapter cord, in which the cell phone connector is removed and power adapter cord is pulled through the tubular body and the cell phone connector is reattached to the cord at the uppermost opening and pulled down into a slot at the top of the tube, a pivotal joint with a slot is inserted and is aligned so that the cell phone connector and cord are exposed. A small molded plastic cell phone holder is then attached to the top of pivotal joint. The flexible tubing can be placed in any vertical or parallel position, and the pivotal joint allows the cell phone holder to be tilted.08-28-2008
20120129577PUBLIC CELLULAR TELEPHONE CHARGING STATION - The public cellular telephone charging station (05-24-2012
20120214558METHOD AND MOBILE DEVICE FOR OPERATING IN DIFFERENT DATA TRANSFER MODES - Various embodiments are described for data communication between a host device and a mobile communication device having two processors. In a first mode of operation, data communication occurs between the host device and a main processor of the mobile device. In a second mode of operation, data communication occurs between the host device and a communications processor of the mobile device. Some of the embodiments also implement power transfer from the host device to the mobile device.08-23-2012
20120135786PORTABLE COMMUNIATION DEVICE - Presented and claimed is a portable device for communication, in particular a mobile telephone, in which emergency operation with transmitting and receiving is possible even with empty rechargeable battery.05-31-2012
20100173682ALL-IN-ONE HEADSET, HANDSET, AND POWER SOURCE - The present invention relates to communications devices. More specifically, some embodiments relate to mobile devices having all-in-one features.07-08-2010
20100173683HOLDING BASE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A holding base for removably holding a mobile phone has a first holding position in which the mobile phone is held under own weight, a second holding position in which the mobile phone is held by engaging a portion of the holding base, power supply terminals that are connected to the mobile phone in the first holding position and the second holding position, and signal terminals that are connected to the mobile phone in the second holding position, and at least one of which is separated from the mobile phone in the first holding position.07-08-2010
20100173681ACCESSION OF POSITION-RELATED DATA07-08-2010
20100273536METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING A WIRELESS PERIPHERAL - An apparatus for powering a wireless peripheral includes a controller and a power management circuit. The controller is configured to determine the strength of wireless signals received by the peripheral. The power management circuit selectively powers the peripheral with either an external power source or a combination of the external power source and an internal power source included in the wireless peripheral. If the wireless signal strength is weak, the power management circuit uses both the internal an external sources to power the peripheral. This allows the wireless peripheral to boost its transmit power, even though its power requirement may exceed that available from the external source. If the wireless signal strength is strong, the power management circuit uses only the external source to power the peripheral. When this occurs the internal power source may also be simultaneously charged by the external power source.10-28-2010
20100009724CELL SITE POWER GENERATION - A system, apparatus, method, and manufacture for generating backup power in a wireless communications system such as a wireless communications service base station. The system includes a communications interface, a primary power interface, a generator, rectifiers, and a battery circuit. During normal operation, the communications interface is powered from the primary power interface. During a power outage, the communications interface is powered from either the generator or the battery circuit. The generator is cycled on and off during power outages to charge the battery circuit while conserving fuel. To decrease rectification loss, rectifiers are run near full load while rectifying the generator output.01-14-2010
20120190412CELLULAR PHONE CHARGER WITH DATA BACK-UP CAPABILITIES - A mobile phone charger is provided with wireless communication capabilities. The mobile phone charger may include a first interface to couple to a mobile phone, a charging circuit adapted to provide power to the mobile phone via the first interface, and/or a data backup circuit adapted to read data from the mobile phone and/or write data to the mobile phone via the first interface. Additionally, the mobile phone charger may include a data storage circuit adapted to store the data read from and/or written to the mobile phone. The first interface may charge the mobile phone while concurrently backing up data from the mobile phone. The mobile phone charger may include a communication interface adapted to facilitate wireless communications between the mobile phone charger and one or more other devices. The data stored by the data storage circuit may be accessible from a remote device via the communication interface.07-26-2012
20120231856MOBILE TERMINAL, METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIRELESS CHARGING THEREOF, AND WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM THEREOF - Methods and apparatuses for controlling wireless charging of the mobile terminal are provided. A method of controlling wireless charging of a mobile terminal may include: finding devices in a vicinity of the mobile terminal; if a wireless charging device is not found, comparing a previous charging environment with the found devices to determine whether a current state of the mobile terminal is in an environment where wireless charging can be performed; otherwise, if at least one wireless charging device is found, selecting a wireless charging device having a more optimal connection state from among the wireless charging device found; and outputting a result of the determining or the selecting to a user through the mobile terminal.09-13-2012
20110039605MOBILE TERMINAL AND POWER SOURCE CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal and power source controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which inter-power source power forwarding operations among a plurality of power sources can be efficiently performed to correspond to a power forwarding command operation inputted by a user. The present invention includes a power supply unit including a first power source and a second power source, an output unit displaying first power source state information of the first power source and second power source state information of the second power source, a user input unit receiving an input of a power forwarding command action for forwarding a power from one of the first and second power sources to the other, and a control unit controlling the power supply unit to forward the power from one of the first and second power sources to the other to correspond to the inputted power forwarding command action, the control unit controlling the output unit to display the first and second power source state informations according to the power forwarding.02-17-2011
20120322514Connectivity Device and Method of Providing Same - In some embodiments, a connectivity device is configured to provide electrical power to a first electrical device and facilitate communications between the first electrical device and at least one second electrical device. The connectivity device further is configured to couple to a cigarette lighter and an external electrical power source. The connectivity device can include: (a) a first removable cigarette lighter adapter having: (1) a first electrical output interface; and (2) a power interface configured to removably couple to the cigarette lighter; (b) a base module having: (1) at least one first interface; (2) a second interface configured to removably couple to the first electrical output interface of the first removable cigarette lighter adapter and configured to also couple to the external electrical power source; (3) a third interface configured to removably couple to the first electrical device; and (4) a first control configured to receive operational instructions for the first electrical device. Other embodiments are disclosed herein.12-20-2012
20100203928SOFTWARE BASED THERMAL CHARGING REGULATION LOOP - The present invention implements a software controlled thermal feedback system for battery charging circuitry in portable devices, specifically in cellular telephones. The charging hardware block is integrated into a mixed-signal analog base-band (ABB) circuit. In addition to standard function controls, integrated within the ABB are silicon temperature sensors used to monitor the temperature of any silicon components integrated on the ABB and detect any temperature change due to thermal heating. The temperature value is passed to the digital base band (DBB) circuit. Here, a microcontroller is programmed to perform power management functions relating to the ABB. Thermal control software, implemented on the DBB microcontroller, monitors the silicon temperature of the ABB and adjusts the power levels on the ABB accordingly to provide a controlled chip temperature.08-12-2010
20120088555WIRELESS CHARGING EQUIPMENT FOR MOBILE PHONES - The present invention provides a wireless charging equipment for mobile phones for mobile phones. The charging equipment comprises a protection cover with a switch port and a charger with an internal battery arranging therein. The mobile phone is enveloped in the protection cover, one end of the switch port is electrically connected with the socket of the mobile phones while the other end is electrically connected with the charger which is detachable from the switch port, the mobile phone then could be charged via the electricity provided by the internal battery. The charging equipment is facilitated to carry, when travelling to some places where it is not easy to find somewhere to charge, people can charge the mobile phone by using the internal battery of the present invention so as to extent the working time of the mobile phone. When charging is not processing, the protection cover of the present invention can serve as a common mobile phone protection cover, avoiding the mobile phone from scratching or crashing. Moreover, contact points are positioned on the protection cover and the charger of the present invention, The contact points can be designed in a consistent pattern, enabling different mobile phones to charge by using the same charger and protection cover, thereby it can be universally used.04-12-2012
20120329532BATTERY CHARGE APPARATUS FOR MOBILEPHONE - The present invention discloses a battery charge apparatus for a mobile phone, wherein the current output contact portions and the current input contact portions get in contact with each other in a comfortable and safe manner by magnetic force when charging.12-27-2012
20120289295Method and System for Interacting with A Vehicle Over a Mobile Radiotelephone Network - A telemetry system coupled to a vehicle can communicate with a remote site using the overhead control channels of a wireless network, such as a cellular mobile radiotelephone network. The telemetry system can monitor or control aspects of the vehicle's operations based on remote user input. The telemetry system can receive a command from a data processing center and, based on the command, perform an action at the vehicle such that a user can remotely interact with the vehicle.11-15-2012
20080234010Mobile Phone Apparatus - A mobile phone apparatus is provided. The mobile phone apparatus includes a charger for supplying power to a rechargeable battery including a connection portion and a main telephone unit. The main telephone unit includes a rechargeable battery detection unit which detects whether the connection portion of the rechargeable battery is connected to the main telephone unit; an overvoltage protection unit which is coupled to the connection portion of the rechargeable battery and switches between an active state of supplying power output from the connection portion and an inactive state of not supplying power output from the connection portion; and a controller which controls the overvoltage protection unit to switch the overvoltage protection unit into the active state if the rechargeable battery detection unit detects that the rechargeable battery is connected.09-25-2008
20080234009SYSTEM AND DEVICES FOR INDUCTIVE CHARGING OF A WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Disclosed is a wearable electronic device including an earmount. The earmount includes an inductor configured to convert an alternating magnetic field to alternating current. The device also includes a rectifier circuit coupled to the inductor and configured to convert alternating current to direct current for trickle charging, and a rechargeable power source configured to receive from the rectifier circuit direct current for trickle charging of the power source. Also disclosed is a charger adapted for use with the wearable wireless communication device described above. The charger is configured to receive an earmount of the wearable electronic device and to electromagnetically couple to the wearable electronic device via the inductor included in the earmount. Also disclosed is a system for trickle charging of a wearable electronic device. The system may include a charger and one or more wearable electronic devices, each device including an earmount having an inductor.09-25-2008
20120231857MOBILE PHONE AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING BATTERY POWER OF THE MOBILE PHONE - In a method for transferring battery power of a mobile phone, the mobile phone includes a discharge circuit, a charge circuit, a switch circuit and a universal serial bus (USB) interface. The switch circuit includes an exclusive-OR (XOR) chip and a switch chip. The USB interface connects to the discharge circuit when an input terminal and an enabling terminal of the switch chip are set at high level. The discharge circuit controls a battery of the mobile phone to be discharged for charging a mobile device via a USB cable and the USB interface. The USB interface connects to the charge circuit when the input terminal and the enabling terminal of the switch chip are set at low level. The charge circuit controls the battery to be charged using the mobile device via the USB cable and the USB interface.09-13-2012
20080220827GENERATOR AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A generator disposed in an electronic device (such as a communication device) capable of vibrating is provided. The generator includes a vibrating motor, an actuating device and a weighting device. The electronic device can be vibrated or temporarily charged by the vibrating motor. The vibrating motor is driven by the actuating device to generate electricity. When the generator is in a first state, the vibrating motor can be driven for generating electricity by the actuating device through the weighting device. When the generator is in a second state, the electronic device is capable of vibrating through the vibrating motor.09-11-2008
20130178252DETACHABLY INTEGRATED BATTERY CHARGER FOR MOBILE CELL PHONES AND LIKE DEVICES - A cell phone charger comprises a main body having embedded therein a charging circuit configured to receive line AC voltage and to convert it to a DC voltage suitable for charging the mobile device. AC prongs fold into the body in a stowed position and a connection structure formed integrally with the main body grasps onto and holds the charger secured to the cell phone device. In a preferred embodiment, the AC prongs pivot independently and lie flat against an outside surface of the main body.07-11-2013
20080200219Charger, electronic instrument, and charging system - A charger and an electronic instrument include a planar air-core coil, a magnetic sheet disposed on a side of the planar air-core coil that is opposite to a transmission side, and a housing disposed at a position that faces the transmission side of the planar air-core coil. The housing includes a positioning protrusion that is formed on an inner surface of the housing and positions the planar air-core coil, and a positioning protrusion or a positioning depression formed by an outer surface.08-21-2008
20110250934CHARGING WHILE WIRELESS - The present invention in several embodiments is a system that allows users to charge the battery of their cell phone without having to utilize traditional means. The present invention gives cell phone users the opportunity to charge their phone's battery utilizing a wireless router or other RF source. This product may virtually eliminate calls being ruined or dropped because of a dying battery. Using this innovative item, multiple consumers will be able to charge their cell phones at the same time. Anyone can use Charging While Wireless to keep their cell phone battery full without having to waste time plugging in the device.10-13-2011
20130150134Smart Phone and/or Consumer Electronics Device Charger System - A consumer electronics device charging device having a pair of rotatable blades, wherein the blades are rotatable from a deployed position in which ends of the blades are inserted into a standard wall outlet to a retracted position in which the ends of the blades are spread apart from one another and lie flat against the charger to decrease the overall thickness of the charger.06-13-2013
20100311473Service Search Based on Battery Charger - Aspects describe modifying a service search pattern based on whether a device battery is being charged or is not being charged (e.g., is connected to a battery charger or not connected to a battery charger). A power conservative search pattern can be utilized if the battery is not being charges. If the battery is being charged, the search pattern can be an aggressive search pattern. Further, the search pattern can change if there is a change in whether the battery is being charged. The rate of charging the battery, a current battery level, amount of power consumed during the search, and/or the power being input by the battery chargers can be utilized to select and/or modify a network search pattern. Further, a user can select or change a search pattern through interaction with a user interface.12-09-2010
20100317413PORTABLE PHONE HOLDER AND SOLAR CHARGER - A portable phone holder and solar charger for holding and charging a portable electronic device. The portable phone holder and charger includes a cradle portion which cradles a portable electronic device, a plug or electrical contacts that makes electrical connection with the portable electronic device, a base portion, a battery and recharging electronic circuitry, a solar panel, and a hinge that pivotally connects together the cradle portion and the base portion. The plug is adapted to engage with the portable electronic device and extends from the hinge and moves in concert along with the cradle portion when the base portion and the cradle portion are pivoted relative to each other. The cradle portion retains the portable electronic device in connection with the electrical engagement. The hinge preferably provides click stops at a plurality of positions of pivoting of the cradle portion relative to the base portion. The solar panel allows for recharging of the battery in the base portion to be recharged as well as the connected portable electronic device to be recharged.12-16-2010
20100317412PORTABLE PHONE HOLDER AND CHARGER - A portable phone holder and charger for holding and charging a portable electronic device. The portable phone holder and charger includes a cradle portion which cradles a portable electronic device, a plug for connecting to the portable electronic device, a base portion, a battery and recharging electronic circuitry, and a hinge that pivotally connects together the cradle portion and the base portion. The plug is adapted to engage with the portable electronic device and extends from the hinge and moves in concert along with the cradle portion when the base portion and the cradle portion are pivoted relative to each other. The cradle portion retains the portable electronic device in connection with the electrical engagement. The hinge preferably provides click stops at a plurality of positions of pivoting of the cradle portion relative to the base portion.12-16-2010
20130157729ENERGY HARVESTING COMPUTER DEVICE IN ASSOCIATION WITH A COMMUNICATION DEVICE CONFIGURED WITH APPARATUS FOR BOOSTING SIGNAL RECEPTION - Disclosed embodiments comprise an energy harvesting computer device in association with a communication device comprising interactive user interface operatively configured with CMOS multiple antennas on chip for boosting signal receptions and for providing faster data transmission speed. Disclosed embodiment encompasses three modes of communications—the Cell phone, wireless Internet applications, and Global communication and media information. Embodiments provide communication apparatus operable to enhance mobile communication efficiency with touch sensitive display comprising energy harvesting platform in communication with a charging circuit board configured with memories, processors, sensors, and modules. Embodiments further provide a gaming device, a wireless media device configured with touch pads comprising sensors being embedded in silicon substrate and fused in nano-fiber/microfiber material having excellent electrical characteristics. Certain embodiments provide communication apparatus configured for voice enabled applications comprising human voice auditory operable to convert text into voice auditory and/or voice auditory into text applications.06-20-2013
20130190059ADAPTERS, TERMINAL DEVICES, USB CONNECTION DEVICES AND CHARGING STATIONS - Adapters, terminal devices, USB connection devices and charging stations are disclosed. The adapter includes a first port configured to connect to an alternate current (AC) source, a conversion module configured to convert an AC power from the AC source into a direct current (DC) power, a second port configured to connect to a first electronic device and provide power thereto, an uplink interface configured to connect to the first electronic device, a downlink interface coupled with the conversion module to obtain an external power supply therefrom and configured to connect to a second electronic device, and a signal control module arranged between the uplink and downlink interfaces, and configured to control a status of a signal in the downlink interface based on a status of a power supply of the uplink interface. The second electronic device enters one of the operating and charging modes based on the status of the signal in the downlink interface, when the second electronic device is coupled with the downlink interface. With the present invention, charging of an electronic device which can be charged only upon recognizing the signal line status of the downlink interface can be enabled even if a computer is powered off or in a sleep state.07-25-2013
20110319143POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND POWER SUPPLY SWITCHING METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention discloses a power supply unit and a power supply switching method for mobile terminals. The terminal power supply unit comprises a battery, a power supply conversion module, a charging management module and a power supply switching module; the charging management module and the power supply switching module both comprise a power supply input port used for connection with an external power supply; the charging management module is connected with the battery and used for charging the battery when an external power supply is connected; the power supply conversion module is connected with the power supply switching module and used for converting the voltage of an external power supply into a power supply voltage required by the terminal and controlling an on-off state of the power supply switching module such that the power supply switching module is in an on state when no external power supply is connected, the battery supplies power to the terminal, and such that the power supply switching module is off and the power supply conversion module outputs the power supply voltage when an external power supply is connected. The present invention realizes that when the terminal is connected with an external power supply, the external power supply supplies power to the terminal and the battery is only charged without supplying power to the terminal, which is suitable for power supply switching of existing handsets and 3G handsets.12-29-2011
20130196720MOBILE BATTERY PARTITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A device is configured to receive a request for two or more battery partitions; create the two or more battery partitions according to the received request, where each of the two or more battery partitions relate to a respective function of the device; calculate usage of the two or more battery partitions; present information regarding the usage of the two or more battery partitions; receive a request to change an allotment of at least one of the two or more battery partitions; and re-partition two or more battery partitions according to the received request to change of the allotment of the at least one of the two or more battery partitions. Additionally, the device can be configured to charge one or more battery partitions in an order of priority, re-assign one or more battery partitions to a different area, and provide notifications of usage.08-01-2013
20120088556METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN A POWER-LIMITED MANNER - Improved techniques to manage operation of a portable electronic device having a substantially depleted battery when power is available from an external, power-limited source are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, the substantially depleted battery can be initially charged while a power-intensive operation is delayed. Once the battery has adequate charge to assist the external, power-limited source in powering the portable electronic device, the power-intensive operation can be performed. In this manner, power consumption of a portable electronic device can be managed so that reliable operation is achieved without exceeding limits on power being drawn from an external, power-limited source.04-12-2012

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