Thursday, August 4, 2011

2011-08-04 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

PUB. APP. NO. Title
1 20110190065 ALLOWING MEDIA AND GAMING ENVIRONMENTS TO EFFECTIVELY INTERACT AND/OR AFFECT EACH OTHER
2 20110189004 FAN INLET AND METHOD
3 20110188677 USING AN AUDIO CABLE AS AN INDUCTIVE CHARGING COIL
4 20110188431 Momentary Burst Protocol for Wireless Communication
5 20110188179 HANDHELD DEVICE ENCLOSURE
6 20110188178 HIGH TOLERANCE CONNECTION BETWEEN ELEMENTS
7 20110188150 DISK DRIVE WITH STATE-INFORMATION DATA BUFFER
8 20110187736 System and Method for Processing Graphics Operations with Graphics Processing Unit
9 20110187531 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURING HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES
10 20110186325 COSMETIC CO-REMOVAL OF MATERIAL FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE SURFACES
11 20110185562 FLUSHNESS SHIMS

Of Note

Inductive charging using an audio cable as the coil:

1. A method for inductively charging an electronic device, comprising:

  • providing a charging mechanism which is configured to enable a user to wind an audio cable for the electronic device multiple times around the charging mechanism so that one or more conductors in the audio cable form an inductive receiving coil;
  • generating a magnetic field through the charging mechanism to induce a current in the inductive receiving coil; and
  • using the induced current in the inductive receiving coil to charge a rechargeable battery for the electronic device.

 

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