Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)
What is a Patent for Method of controlling power with the socket and an electronic device which supports the same
An electronic device is provided. Electronic devices are provided which includes a housing that has an opening on at the least one side of the socket, a socket that is next to the socket, a tray that can be inserted through the socket’s opening along with a battery, and a power management system. The socket is equipped with the first terminal. Based on the first signal sent by the socket, the power management module manages the supply of power from battery to at least one component of the electronic devices.
Batteries can be used to power electronic devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs. Power management modules (e.g., a power management integrated circuit, also known as a “PMIC”) can provide power from the battery to different components of the electronic device (e.g., such as processors, memory, or communication chip).
The user may need to perform a reset or shut off power in the event of an error. The forced power-off process could involve pressing a physical button such as a power button, a volume button or the. In one example of a forced power-off, when the power button and volume button are both press for seven seconds or more the electronic device could be turned off or reset.
The electronic device as described in the described art could include physical buttons like a power button or a volume button. If a condition where it isn’t feasible to control the electronic device due to an error in operation occurs during the operation of the device, the user could force the electronic device to be shut off or reset it by pressing physical buttons in the preset.
In recent years the introduction of electronic devices that are keyless has been released that don’t contain any physical buttons. Therefore, an enforcible power off or reset using physical buttons is not feasible. If the user is looking to reset the device forcibly it is possible that the user would have no option but await for a remaining battery charge to be completely drained or go to an authorized service center to be reset by an expert technical team that could cause more frustration.
One aspect of the present disclosure is an electronic device that includes an opening on at most one of its sides, an additional socket inside the socket, a tray that can be placed into the socket through the opening, and designed to accommodate one or more cards, batteries, and a power management system. The first terminal is connected to the power management network. The power management module is designed to regulate the flow of power from the battery to at minimum one part of electronic devices in response to the first signal that is received from the first terminal.
Another aspect of the invention is that it is an electronic device. It comprises a housing that has an opening on at least one side, a socket next to the socket, a tray that can be inserted into the socket via the opening, and a tray discharging unit. This device is designed to release the tray from the socket and move it to an outside environment of the electronic device by using an electric force that is transmitted through the movement of the unit across a certain distance. The power management circuit is configured for controlling a charging of the battery to at the very least one of the devices.
The electronic device in some embodiments may be electrically connected to the socket for inserting the tray or power management modules, and shut off or reset the power supply to the electronicdevice depending on the signal sent through the socket to the power management module.
The electronic device in certain configurations can be used to cut off or restore the power supply to an element inside the electronic device. This is based on the signal associated with connection or separation of tray forcard storage and socket.
Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
Get Patents with PatentPC
What is a patent?
A patent is granted by the government to protect an invention, patents grant the inventor exclusive rights to create, use the invention, market and promote the invention? society benefits when a innovative technology is brought into the market. The benefits may be direct terms, as it can allow individuals to achieve previously unattainable things. Or indirectly, by the economic benefits (business growth and employment) that the innovation offers.
Many drug companies and researchers at universities seek patent protection for their work and research. Patents can be granted for the creation of a product, process or method for making new materials. Patent protection has to be granted to an invention that is useful unique, innovative, and not yet known by other people in the same area.
Patents recognize and reward inventors for their commercially successful inventions. They provide a motivation for inventors to create. Patents allow inventors and small businesses to know that there is an excellent chance that they will receive a return for their time, effort and investment in technological development. They can earn money from their work.
Patents are a crucial part of firms and can be used to:
Protect innovative products and services;
Your product will be more visible appealing, valuable, and desirable to buyers.
Your business and your products should be distinguished from the competition;
Access technical and business knowledge and information;
Be careful not to accidentally use third-party content or you could lose valuable data or creative outputs as well as other outputs.
Patents can transform an inventor’s knowledge into a marketable asset that opens up new possibilities for employment creation and business growth through joint ventures or licensing.
Small-scale businesses with patent protection are more attractive to investors involved in the development and commercialization of technology.
Patents can result in innovative ideas and inventions. This information can promote the development of new ideas and may be eligible for protection under patents.
Patents can be used as a deterrent to untrustworthy third parties profiting from the invention’s success.
Revenues from patent-protected technology that are commercially successful could be used to finance the development of technology through research and development (R&D) and increase the chance of better technology in the coming years.
You can use the intellectual property rights of your company to convince lenders and investors that your product has real commercial value. Sometimes, a powerful patent could lead to multiple financing opportunities. Patents can be used in conjunction with other IP assets as collateral or security for financing. Investors may also look at the patents you own to boost their valuation of your company. Forbes and other publications have stated that each patent can increase company valuation by anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.
A properly-written business plan is vital for start-ups. It should be founded on IP and show what your service or product is distinctive. Investors will be amazed if your IP rights are secure or are on the verge of becoming secure, and that they agree with your business plan.
It is important to keep an invention secret until you apply for patent protection. Making an invention public prior to its filing often destroy its novelty and render it patent-infringing. Disclosures that are filed prior to filing, like for investors, test marketing, or any other business partners, must be done after signing a confidentiality agreement.
There are several types of patents. Understanding them is essential to protecting your invention. Utility patents cover new methods and inventions made by machines. Design patents cover ornamental designs. Patents that cover utility designs are the best as they protect the owner from copycats and competition. Frequently the utility patent is issued for improvements or modifications to existing inventions. Utility patents also cover enhancements and modifications in existing inventions. A process patent will describe the methods or actions to perform a specific action. But, a chemical composition could be an amalgamation of components.
What is the average length of a patent? Utility patents last 20 years from the earliest filing dates, but their expirations can be extended because of delays at the patent office for instance.
Do you wish to patent your ideas? Patents are granted only to applicants who file first, so you must file quickly. Contact PatentPC today to get your patent application filed!
A patent search is essential when you’re drafting a patent application. This allows you to look at different ideas and provide insights into them. You’ll be able to reduce the scope of your invention. Also, you can learn about the latest developments in the field you’re inventing. You’ll have a better idea of what your invention ought to be, and you’ll be better prepared to write your patent application.
How to Search for Patents
The first step in getting your patent is to perform the patent search. You can do a google patent search or do a USPTO search. Patent-pending is the term for the product that has been covered by the patent application. You can search the public pair to find the patent application. After the patent office approves your application, you’ll be able to conduct an online search for a patent number and discover the patent issued. Your product now has the potential to be patentable. Alongside the USPTO search engine, you can also utilize other search engines such as espacenet, which is described below. A patent lawyer or attorney can advise you on the procedure. In the US patents are issued by the US patent and trademark office or the United States patent and trademark office, which is also responsible for examining trademark applications.
Are you interested in finding other similar patents? Here are the steps:
1. Create a list of terms for your invention in relation to its intended, composition, or use.
Write down a brief detailed description of the invention. Avoid using generic terms such as “device”, “process” or “system”. Instead, look for synonyms to the terms you selected initially. Also, make note of key technical terms as well as keywords.
Use the questions below to help you determine the keywords or concepts.
- What’s the goal of the invention? Is it a utilitarian device or an ornamental design?
- Is the invention a method of creating something or performing a function? Is it an item?
- What is the composition of the invention? What is the physical structure of the invention?
- What is the purpose of the invention?
- What are the technical terms and keywords that describe the essence of an invention? To assist you in finding the appropriate terms, use a technical dictionary.
2. These terms allow you to look up pertinent Cooperative Patent Classifications using the Classification Search Tool. To determine the most suitable classification to your invention, go through the class scheme of the classification (class schedules). You may want to consider substituting the terms you use for describing your invention, if you do not find any results in your Classification Text Search with synonyms similar to the words you used in step 1.
3. Check the CPC Classification Definition for confirmation of the CPC classification you’ve found. The hyperlink to the CPC classification definition will be given if the chosen classification title has a blue box that includes “D” on its left. CPC classification definitions will assist you in determining the classification’s scope, so you can select the one that is most appropriate. Furthermore, these definitions can include search tips and other suggestions that could be useful to further study.
4. The Patents Full-Text Database and the Image Database allow you to search for patent documents that have the CPC classification. You can search and find the most relevant patent publications first focusing on abstract and the drawings that are representative.
5. This list of patent publication is the most appropriate to examine for similarity with your invention. Be aware of the specification and claims. It is possible to find additional patents through contacting the patent examiner and applicant.
6. Find patent applications published in the public domain using the CPC classification you picked in Step 3 from the Applications Full-Text and Image Database. You can use the same strategy of searching in Step 4 to narrow your search results to the most relevant patent application through the abstract as well as the illustrations on every page. After that, you must review every patent application that has been published with care, paying special attention to the claims as well as other drawings.
7. Find additional US patents by keyword searching in PatFT or AppFT databases, classification search of non-U.S. patents per below, and searching non-patent publications of inventions with internet search engines. Here are some examples:
- Add keywords to your search. Keyword searches may turn up documents that are not well-categorized or have missed classifications during Step 2. For example, US patent examiners often supplement their classification searches with keyword searches. Think about the use of technical engineering terminology rather than everyday words.
- Search for foreign patents using the CPC classification. Then, re-run the search using international patent office search engines such as Espacenet, the European Patent Office’s worldwide patent publication database of over 130 million patent publications. Other national databases include:
- European Patent Office (EPO) provides esp@cenet to access a network of Europe’s patent databases with access to machine translation of European patents.
- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
- Other International Intellectual Property Offices with online patent databases include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Taiwan.
- Search non-patent literature. Inventions can be made public in many non-patent publications. It is recommended that you search journals, books, websites, technical catalogs, conference proceedings, and other print and electronic publications.
To review your search, you can hire a registered patent attorney to assist. A preliminary search will help one better prepare to talk about their invention and other related inventions with a professional patent attorney. In addition, the attorney will not spend too much time or money on patenting basics.