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Charging station for mobile devices and its associated method of operation
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  • Year: 2014
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    Abstract
    A system and method for storing, charging and monitoring one or more handheld electronic devices. A cabinet structure is provided that defines compartments. The cabinet structure supports a power supply, a controller, an interface, a camera, and alarms. Cables lead from each of the compartments to the power supply. The cables are terminated in the compartments with a variety of connector heads. The system is operated by a user utilizing an interface and a systems controller. When a user places a handheld electronic device in a compartment and connects that device to the appropriate connector head, a power connection is made. Furthermore, the controller assigns a unique access code to that connection. Should a person undue the connection without first entering the proper access code into said interface, then the camera and alarms are activated.
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    Myra R. Hight1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for tracking the location of one or more target tracking apparatus with a master tracking apparatus. The master tracking apparatus communicates with the target tracking apparatus via radio frequency (RF) signals. The target tracking apparatus includes a tamper-resistant band and closure that are designed to resist unauthorized removal from the target subject and to alert the master operator of an attempted or completed unauthorized removal. The mast...
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    Egbert Wouter Joghum Robers4
    Estimated H-index: 4
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    Crijn Bouman4
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    Ali Ugur4
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    The present invention relates to a charger for charging the battery of an electric vehicle, comprising at least one port for exchanging electric power and/or data with a vehicle during a charge session, first data communication means, for saving information regarding the charge session to a data storage location, second data communication means, for communicating a reference for obtaining access to the data storage location comprising the information regarding said charge session to an external ...
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    François Audéon1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Paul Aupoix1
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    Jérome Feuillet1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The invention relates to a power supply device for wireless communication with a communication device, in particular a wireless contact based or contactless communication device, of a user and for supplying power to an authenticated device based on a result of the wireless communication, wherein the authenticated device is a user's device or an on-demand service device authenticated by the power supply device. According to the invention, the power supply device comprises a securing element confi...
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    Hok-Sum Horace Luke1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Ching Chen6
    Estimated H-index: 6
    A network of collection, charging and distribution machines collect, charge and distribute portable electrical energy storage devices (e.g., batteries, supercapacitors or ultracapacitors). To charge, the machines employ electrical current from an external source, such as the electrical grid or an electrical service of an installation location. Users may also use portable charging devices that authenticate portable electrical energy storage devices or are authenticated by portable electrical ener...
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    Colin Stephen Jordan1
    Estimated H-index: 1
    The invention relates to a charging station (100) for charging mobile electronic devices (404), and an associated server (300), system (400), and method (500). The charging station (100) includes a plurality of lockable enclosures (120), each having an associated charging terminal (222), an input arrangement (124) operable to receive a mobile subscriber identifier, and a communication module (122) operable to communicate with a remote authorisation server (300). The charging station (100) furthe...
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    Paul King1
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    David Walke1
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    A multi-device charging assembly for providing electrical power includes a power control assembly configured for supplying a plurality of charging voltages to at least one electronic device, a display board assembly configured for displaying status information to a user associated with the at least one electronic device, and a microcontroller board assembly configured for controlling each of the power control assembly and the display board assembly. The microcontroller board assembly determines ...
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    Jack Standish Phelps2
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    Adam Hubbard Johnson2
    Estimated H-index: 2
    The disclosed embodiments provide a charging station for portable electronic devices. During operation, the charging station obtains input from a user to the charging station. If the input matches an ongoing transaction associated with charging of the portable electronic device by the charging station, the charging station uses the input to identify a first secure compartment of the charging station containing the portable electronic device, wherein power is supplied to the portable electronic d...
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    Ian Timothy Hobson1
    Estimated H-index: 1
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    Jonathan John Cheese1
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    Jonathan Anthony Hogg1
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    One embodiment of the invention is an apparatus for determining the initiation of a charging process for a secure charging apparatus. The apparatus has circuitry for authorising a user, circuitry for confirming connection of a device, and circuitry for confirming charging of the device.
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    Michael Arnouse1
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    John Stuart Carroll1
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