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in Mobile - 22 Sep, 2012
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Motion charged iPhones – Apple gets the patent to have long life batteries for it’s devices

A patent newly published by the USPTO and filed by Apple in June

under the name:

HARNESSING POWER THROUGH ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION UTILIZING PRINTED COILS

Abstract

Systems for harnessing power through electromagnetic induction utilizing printed coils are provided. A system can include one or more moveable magnets adjacent to printed coils on a circuit. For example, a system can include one or more magnets that are operative to move alongside a circuit board that includes printed coils. The one or more magnets may move, for example, when a user shakes the system or when the user walks or runs while holding the device. The movement of the one or more magnets may create an electromotive force (e.g., a voltage) across the printed coils, and this force may be used to generate electric power.

reveals plans for a battery charging system through which the batteries in Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) could be charged by the movement of a person’s body, thanks to a technology of electromagnetic induction using printed coils. This will allow portable device to build up a charge as a user moves around.

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