Apple Wins Patent for Inductive Charging Dock

Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:29pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11167 views

Apple has been granted a patent for an inductive charging dock, reports PatentlyApple.

Apple's patent FIG. 12 illustrates a docking station that includes a reradiating antenna and an inductive charging circuit for inductively charging a handheld device. As shown, the dock housing is configured to receive a handheld device. While the dock housing is shown to receive the handheld device in an upright position, other dock housing configurations for receiving the handheld device along its other sides are also possible. The dock housing is further configured to enable charging the battery of the handheld device through an inductive charge coupling mechanism, and to also provide improved wireless communication by integrating the reradiating antenna as shown. The charge circuit is connected between the inductive charge coupling mechanism and a port for receiving power.

The patent was originally filed in Q1 2008. It credits Victor Tiscareno, John Tang and Stephen Zadesky as the inventors and it is numbered 11/970,504.

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madcow - June 26, 2012 at 8:38pm
Would make sense with an iPad especially for picture frame mode (or other modes like weather and even a possible app api radio stations etc.) while charging. Like HP did with their touchpad.
Me - June 26, 2012 at 9:58pm
What a Stupid comment.! This makes sense with everything not specially with the ipad!!
Tim Cook - June 27, 2012 at 2:57am
Me, Fuck you, it's an excellent suggestion. Sincerely, Tim Cook
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