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Vibrating Element to Aid in Positioning Device within Charging Dock

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244438D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 140K

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Abstract

Many our devices include vibrators. The idea of the disclosure is a smarter dock design that uses the vibrator to aid in proper mating between the device and dock. The device needs to detect that it has been dropped into a dock. This can be done in several different ways, for example using NFC tags or longer dock detection pins. Once the device detects that it is in the dock, it enables the vibrator to aid in the postitioning of the device on the dock. This requires a mechanical design, and a vibration pattern that is designed to work together to positioning the device fully into the dock.

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Vibrating Element to Aid in Positioning Device within Charging Dock

Many handheld mobile devices have docking accessories for charging or connecting to the network after an operator's work shift. Because of rugged environments that some handheld mobile devices operate, the mechanical features designed on the docking accessory and the handheld mobile device to aid in mating are not good enough. It requires the operator to confirm the handheld mobile device is properly mated with the docking accessory when they charge it.

Many devices include vibrating elements. The docking accessory can use the vibrating element to aid in properly mating the handheld mobile device with the docking accessory. The handheld mobile device needs to detect that it has been dropped into a docking accessory. This can be done in several different ways, e.g. using NFC tags or similar methods to sense when the handheld mobile device is in the proximity of the docking accessory. Once the handheld mobile device detects that it is in the dock accessory but not properly mated, the handheld mobile device enables the vibrating element to aid in the postitioning of the handheld mobile device within the docking accessory. This requires a mechanical design combined with a vibration pattern that is designed to work together to position the handheld mobile device fully into the docking accessory.