Consumers want fast charging systems for their mobile devices and they don't really care if they have to dock it, use an inductive charging pad, do it wirelessly or plug it into a wall. A number of companies are racing to find new charging systems for their customer base and BlackBerry is definitely one of them. A new patent application filed by BlackBerry recently reveals a new multi-device charging system as shown in our cover graphic. The larger the mobile device the more conductive strips that it possesses in order to speed up the recharging process.
BlackBerry Invents New Mobile Device Charging System
BlackBerry's invention proposes a system for charging a number of electronic devices that can adapt to the "current" (or power) requirements of each electronic device. The charging system is designed to charge electronic devices through a charging clip attached to the electronic device.
The clip has a charging contact on an interior surface and is clipped to the charger for charging. The charger has a structure with a plurality of charging strips. The more strips that an individual device can contact with the clip, the more power it could receive.
The new charger will be able to charge mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, music players, dictation machines and more. The clip could be added to the device or it could be built-into the device.
BlackBerry's patent FIG. 2 noted above illustrates two devices being charged on the new charging system. It is to be understood that the charger system 100 is not limited to the embodiment shown in FIG. 2. In some embodiments, the structure includes grooves, slots, curves or protrusions and the clips 212 and 222 have a corresponding shape so as to guide the clips into a position that ensures engagement with an appropriate number of conductive strips.
BlackBerry filed their patent application under serial number 273795 back in Q4 2011 and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office earlier in this current quarter.. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.
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