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Apple applies for patent on wireless charging system

0. phoneArena 02 Dec 2012, 14:07 posted on

Apple envisions a world with near-field magnetic resonance charging electronic devices up to a yard away based on a recent patent application made by the Cupertino based firm; on the other hand, interference from such signals could destroy credit cards and other magnetic storage...

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posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:02 1

57. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Patenting in USA is just an art of creative writing on what others are already doing :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:23 1

79. stealthd (Posts: 927; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


This isn't on the market. Did you even read the article? The wireless charging that is "on the market" requires the phone to be on a charging pad. This doesn't.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:52

83. dhaoracle87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Didn't someone already invent and patent wireless charging. Let me see who is that... it is on the tip of my tongue...... OH YEA Nikola Tesla...!!!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 03:29

99. schinnak (Posts: 81; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Isnt this something which Tesla tried? I dont think Apple is going to get a patent for this. Many folks after Tesla have been trying something very similar. There is a lot of prior art involved here and I am sure some of them have been patented already.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:41

107. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


It's called $$$ ... and USPTO can be bought that's why Apple gets to patent bull$h!t technologies that real innovators discovered and Apple copies & patents.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:22 1

3. Slammer (Posts: 977; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Is there a working embodiment? I needed one when I applied for a patent.

John B.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:34 1

20. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


thats Apple they can patent any thing without a prototype :S just some sketching and VIOLA they have the patent in their portfolio

or maybe they do have a prototype, i dunno but i think they don't

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:26 1

4. Droiddoes (unregistered)


"Apple applies for patent..."
Of f*cking course they did. In other news, water is wet.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:31 1

5. valapsp (Posts: 472; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Samsung is gonna sue.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:32

7. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


you know they gonna get it.
its applerica :(

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:35 1

8. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Oh hell no, so they're going to use this to sue others who already have this kind of devices before them?
Before anyone answers me, I gotta say this:
""F U Apple"" (Quoted and quoted again)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:38 3

9. antifanboy14 (Posts: 66; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


Right about now apple just needs to kill itself. They need to put a patent on patenting as well. Bloody wankers!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:42 2

10. xuerantiger (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


i wonder how apple is gonna sue a company with a phone that had wireless charging BEFORE apple even made on. i'd love to see how appple would manage to sue with this. its even more riduculous than suing samsung for making rectangles with rounded corners

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:52

50. -box- (Posts: 3737; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They've done it before, and, appallingly, won, too. Why would this be different?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 14:51

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Patent or no patent, how bad is all this for human health?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:00 3

13. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


A few possibilities, may or may not already applied to human

http://io9.com/5851828/10-things-an-electromagnetic-field-can-do-to-your-brain

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:20

17. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


thx for the link :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:02

14. Johnnokia (Posts: 477; Member since: 27 May 2012)


It is for Nokia ,,, Shame on you Icrap.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:22

18. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i think Nokia users can also use it :P

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:44

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is different technology than Nokia use.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:04 1

15. GoBears (Posts: 335; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I honestly thought Tesla had the patents for this? I can't see how iJunk could possibly be granted this one.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:47 1

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't like Apple but I shuld say it. Yes, Tesla is father of induction based power transfer but there is new technologies which can improve it and that's mean they can be patented.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:22 1

38. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Ironic that Tesla was exceedingly generous with his patents, and Apple is patenting a derivation of his work.

"Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using 17 of my patents" -Tesla

Tesla let a guy get away with taking actual technology for a decent length of time, while Apple thinks sliding to unlock is worth dollars per infringing device.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:20

64. JC557 (Posts: 943; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Well, Apple is like that fat prick we know as Thomas Edison.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:21

37. gazmatic (Posts: 552; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


This is kinda old news. What other patents have apple applied for an won... Hmmm... Let's see... Page turn. Yes. Apple now owns the page turn. How innovative. Universal battery. One battery that can power any apple device. And others. Remember all those who said that wireless charging was a fad? Apple applied for a patent almost a good week later. It might even be in the iphone 5s. It will be called wireless iPower. Dont expect any nfc though.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:59 1

54. jeroome86 (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I guess this changes everything again.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:12

59. freebee269 (Posts: 518; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


lol. good one.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:04

58. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple is fighting hard now to get the distinction of being the "Most Valuable" Patent Troll on planet ...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:15

60. freebee269 (Posts: 518; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


i remember reading where the u.s. government was going to look into how patents are rewarded to see if the patent system needed to be revised. i havent heard anything about it since. money makes alot of things go away.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:19 11

62. frydaexiii (Posts: 1187; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I like how articles for other companies go like this :

"Samsung developing flexible display."
"HTC presents Droid DNA, first 1080P smartphone."
"LG working on new HD screens."

But with Apple it's always :

"Apple patents wireless charging method."
"Apple patents optical stylus."
"Apple patents slide to unlock."

Seriously, when's the last time Apple actually made any contributions to the mobile industry since the 1st iPhone?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:25 5

65. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 243; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I'd rather have that wireless charging stone/base thing instead. With this magnetic field thing, when it wipes out your hard drive and credit cards, Apple will have some excuse of "You're using it wrong" or "Don't put magnetic devices in or near the field" excuse

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:29 1

66. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5465; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Also don't forget about your health!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:43 1

69. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Dirty electricty causes Diabetes ... and these charges are definitely not good for health :(

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:01

70. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


There is major reform needed if things keep going this way apple is going to have the whole damn industry at a stand still.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:19 2

71. MC1123 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i could conclude..apple is a TROLL!!! patent everything that isnt their own!

they dont have NFC or whatever... they cant patent this!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:25

72. lilg29 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I think the real question is will this be on the iphone 12s or on the iphone 13 because its pretty obvious that anything before the 12 wont get it....

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:32 2

73. agarcia820 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


And Apple takes this tech all for itself, What a greedy company. Patents everywhere. #2 reason why I can't STAND Apple.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:44

74. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1563; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I guess this means people are "charging it wrong"

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:50 2

76. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


they applied a patent of wireless charging yet they know that they can't build that thing. they are innovative at patenting but not on inventing.
Paradox innovative in patenting

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:57 1

77. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


DAMN IT APPLE/ stop posting dumb patents when every other company like NOKIA and others using WIRELESS CHARGING. STOP BANING THE COMPETITION. jeezes!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:51

82. dhaoracle87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Didn't someone already invent and patent wireless charging. Let me see who is that... it is on the tip of my tongue...... OH YEA Nikola Tesla...!!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 20:06

84. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


Apple s**ts

and finds it worth patenting.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 20:24 1

85. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


I'm going to patent the Teleporter, one day someone will figure out how it works and they will have to pay me to sell.

Shyt, I'd better sharpen my pencil to fill in the forms and draw some stick figure images before Apple beats me to it.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 21:16 2

87. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


Apple advertises Panaroma like no one knew about it (on iPhone 5)

and still people think Nokia does not deserve to adverstize / make a well deserved big deal on OIS and other things on 808, 920, etc. Power of marketing / media can fool even a person with 150+ IQ.

Nokia you are yourself deserve your current position. Joining hands with MS for Windows Phone is not bad, but discontinuing Symbian and Meego WILL BE your biggest fault till you lose business even more

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 01:20

96. devilfisch (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Doesn't WiTricity hold a patent for something like this? They have also demonstrated their tech already and works to a few meters too.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 01:37

97. yingcong6 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


Now the patent law is so flaw and questionable. Before, a thing is patented after it's actually invented. But now, a thing is patented before it's actually invented. Wireless charging in this way by Apple may be a good idea, but Apple hasn't make it realistic. It's not about the idea itself, it's more about the ability to make it happen nowadays. Who reaches the destination first, who win the metal. That's what patent law should be , isn't it?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 02:52

98. bluexperia (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


the moral of the story

don't talk to strangers(especially those who came from 200 b.c)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:29

102. lyndon420 (Posts: 1708; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Pretty sure Samsung already had something like this in the works. This patent thing isn't going away nicely.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:22

104. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I like old and traditional way to charge the phone.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:18

105. V3TTOO (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Patents should be like projects are on Kickstarter, where you can't start on theoretical product projects.

From their guidelines:
1. Funding for projects only.

A project has a clear goal, like making an album, a book, or a work of art. A project will eventually be completed, and something will be produced by it. A project is not open-ended. Starting a business, for example, does not qualify as a project.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:27

106. V3TTOO (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


A little more info on their policy change back in September from the Kickstarter site:

Do the new guidelines mean that Kickstarter will only accept Hardware and Product Design projects with finished products?

Not at all. We simply ask creators to share with backers exactly what’s been done so far, show how the product currently works, and explain how it will be completed. In short, we expect creators to show their work. Backers have shown that they're happy to get involved in projects that are in earlier stages when the creator is clear about the remaining work and their ability to complete it.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 11:56

108. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Apple's latest "invention" the patent system or iPatent

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