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Magnetic Daisy Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131163D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 4 page(s) / 84K

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Abstract

ID779083

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Magnetic Daisy Connection

Detailed description of the invention

Background of the invention

In some applications of rechargeable electronic devices there is a need to regularly recharge a number of these units simultaneously. Such an example is an LED candle light which Philips Lighting are planning to put on the market by the end of 2004. Usually 4-6 candles need to be recharged on a regular basis. A number of solutions can be applied such as induction (wireless) or conventional methods (wired) which use a number of cables for a daisy connection between the devices with one of them being connected to a transformer.

Problems or disadvantages overcome by the invention

The first of the above mentioned methods (induction) is the most convenient since it doesn't require any cables. But is more expensive and it still requires a recharging base which is not convenient to carry around especially when it is made to accommodate a large number of units (six for example).

The second method is less expensive but it requires a number of individual cables and connectors which require storage, they can be lost easily, require time for connection etc.

The essential feature(s) of the invention

It is the aim of the current invention to provide with a system for intuitively and easily connecting a number of electronic devices for recharging them.

Detailed description of how to build and use the invention

Picture 1 shows one embodiment of the invention. It refers to a rechargeable LED candle light unit which simulates the flickering effect of a candle flame. When the unit is pla...