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Method for an inductive power base and battery for mobile computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012555D
Publication Date: 2003-May-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 263K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an inductive power base and battery for mobile computers. Benefits include improved functionality, an improved user experience, improved safety, and improved support for future technology.

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Method for an inductive power base and battery for mobile computers

Disclosed is a method for an inductive power base and battery for mobile computers. Benefits include improved functionality, an improved user experience, improved safety, and improved support for future technology.

Background

        � � � � � Various inductively charged personal electronics products exist, such as electric toothbrushes. In the emerging wireless device culture, contact-based docking is expected to disappear.

        � � � � � A conventional wireless network combined with a large-screen laptop with integrated pointer enables the user to avoid performing docking operations. However, attaching to a power source is inevitable.

General description

        � � � � � The disclosed method is an inductive power base and battery for mobile computers. The battery and base replace a standard laptop battery and AC adapter. The user simply sets the laptop on top of the device, which charges and powers the laptop and battery without attaching any cables. Because the system is modular and uses the battery as part of the configuration, it can be applied to any existing laptop.

Advantages

        � � � � � The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•        � � � � Improved functionality due to providing a universal laptop power supply base and battery

•        � � � � Improved user experience due to requiring the user to simply plug in the power pad and set the laptop on top of the pad, eliminating the cables and connections conventionally required for power

•        � � � � Improved safety due to eliminating physical e...