Samsung patent application for emergency charging of smartphone battery with charging ring

Samsung patent application for emergency charging of smartphone battery with charging ring

Samsung patent application for emergency charging of smartphone battery with charging ring In recent years, in addition to increasing the capacity of cell phone batteries Smart, we have seen the development of battery-related technologies – such as fast charging and energy saving – as well. But still worrying about the battery running out is a problem that smartphone users deal with on a daily basis. Today, when smartphones have replaced many other devices and are gradually replacing our wallets, it has become more important to always have a battery. For this purpose, many users have turned to using power banks or charger covers, but Samsung has a more interesting idea in mind and it is not unlikely that one day it will implement this idea.

The patent that Samsung applied for on January 15, 2020 (December 25, 2018) to KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service), recently on December 2, 2020 (December 12, 2019) Published and the Dutch website Galaxy Club is the first reference to reviewed and analyzed it. The main idea of ​​this patent application is related to a ring that can charge a smartphone battery. Yes, you read that right. This ring is generating energy during the time that you have it in your hand, and in case of emergency – when the phone’s battery has run out and the user does not have access to the charger – it can partially charge the battery.

This ring collects energy in different ways, converts it into electrical energy and stores it in itself. A small generator is built into the ring, but that’s not the whole story. According to this patent application, the intended ring can convert the kinetic energy resulting from the user’s movements, the pressure applied to it, friction and also the heat of his body into electrical energy. A small battery stores the generated energy in order to transfer it to the phone battery when needed. Maybe this ring’s artistic peak is right here.

According to the recent patent application Samsung has arrived, instead of connecting the ring to the phone with a cable, it is enough for the user to hold the phone in his hand. Because if you hold your phone right now, you will notice that your ring or middle finger passes exactly where the phone’s wireless charging coils are embedded. In this way, obviously only users can use this ring to charge the battery, whose phone has wireless charging.

Samsung in this patent application directly refers to a similar patent registered in 2014 in the name of the American company Sol Cuff Technologies. The idea of ​​that patent is about a bracelet that when worn is associated with the generation of energy in the bracelet (with the difference that in this bracelet, there is no built-in wireless charger). Of course, Samsung itself does not consider the implementation of this idea limited to the ring. A small charger that produces energy can take various forms such as gloves, necklaces, ties, earrings, headbands and glasses, or even be attached to a person’s hair. In general, the shape of this type of device is not very important and it is important that it has movement and can absorb body heat.

But maybe this doubt has occurred to you, whether a small ring will really be able to produce energy? Or how much energy can this ring produce? This doubt is completely justified. Samsung itself also considers the main function of this ring in emergency situations; When the user does not have access to any other energy source. In this way, the main task of this ring is to collect and store only a few percent of the charge, and it can provide the phone’s energy in emergency situations; Maybe the energy needed to make an important call, turn on the flashlight for a few minutes or navigate in an unknown place.

Like other patents, there is no guarantee that this ring will reach the production stage. Even if Samsung wants to produce this product, before From the time it reaches the consumer, a lot of work needs to be done on it. For example, the size of the components of this ring is one of the important challenges in its design and production process.

At the end, it should be mentioned that using body movements to generate energy is not a new idea and for several decades, some wristwatches were made with this mechanism. But the difference here is that the smartphone needs much more energy to start.

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