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1. US20200212695 - Charge cable deadzone mitigation

Office
United States of America
Application Number 16704793
Application Date 05.12.2019
Publication Number 20200212695
Publication Date 02.07.2020
Grant Number 11070070
Grant Date 20.07.2021
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H02J 7/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
CPC
H02J 7/0036
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
0029with safety or protection devices or circuits
0036using connection detecting circuits
H02J 7/0045
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
0042characterised by the mechanical construction
0045concerning the insertion or the connection of the batteries
H02J 7/00716
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
007Regulation of charging or discharging current or voltage
00712the cycle being controlled or terminated in response to electric parameters
00714in response to battery charging or discharging current
00716in response to integrated charge or discharge current
H02J 2207/30
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
2207Indexing scheme relating to details of circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
30Charge provided using DC bus or data bus of a computer
Applicants Snap Inc.
Inventors Shaheen Moubedi
Agents Culhane Meadows PLLC
Stephen J. Weed
Title
(EN) Charge cable deadzone mitigation
Abstract
(EN)

A charging cable is configured to rotate freely while attached to a cable plug on a chargeable device. The plug has contact pads separated by an insulator, and the matching cable head has pins for contacting the pads of the plug. There may be a ‘deadzone’ position where one or more pins of the cable head rest of the separator and do not make contact with the charge pads on the cable plug. The examples include pins in the cable head for redundant charging paths that are complimentary such that only one of the power paths will be on at any given time. When the cable enters a position where one of its power paths is resting on the “deadzone”, circuitry in the cable will over to the second power path which will be capable of providing power to the device.

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