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 Quick release dock system and method patent thumbnailQuick release dock system and method
A docking station to secure and charge a portable computer such as a hand held terminal to allow the operator to easily and quickly remove the portable computer. When the docking station is energized, an electromagnetic contact is capable of magnetically retaining the portable computer.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


 Robot management systems for determining docking station pose including mobile robots and methods using same patent thumbnailRobot management systems for determining docking station pose including mobile robots and methods using same
A mobile robot system is provided that includes a docking station having at least two pose-defining fiducial markers. The pose-defining fiducial markers have a predetermined spatial relationship with respect to one another and/or to a reference point on the docking station such that a docking path to the base station can be determined from one or more observations of the at least two pose-defining fiducial markers.
Irobot Corporation


 Connection management techniques for wireless docking patent thumbnailConnection management techniques for wireless docking
Disclosed herein are connection management techniques for wireless docking. According to various such techniques, a wireless docking station may be arranged to implement an auto-connect mode setting that defines whether mobile clients are permitted to automatically connect to the wireless docking station, and may be arranged to implement a persistent pairing setting that defines whether authentication certificates may be reused.
Intel Corporation


 Removable speaker system patent thumbnailRemovable speaker system
A speaker assembly is provided with a housing, a first speaker and a second speaker both supported by the housing, and a controller. The controller is programmed to determine a location of the housing relative to a docking station.
Harman International Industries, Inc.


 Modular docking station patent thumbnailModular docking station
The present invention relates to a docking station module for a computer docking station. The docking station module comprises a latching mechanism, the latching mechanism comprising a latch moveable between an unlatched position and a latched position, and a retainer moveable between a blocking position and an unblocked position.
Panasonic Manufacturing Uk Ltd


 Robot cleaner and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailRobot cleaner and controlling method thereof
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a robot cleaner and a control method of the robot cleaner, more particularly, to a robot cleaner configured to correct position information of the robot cleaner by acquiring a position of a docking station during the robot clear drives and to correct a map by using corrected position information, and a control method of the robot cleaner.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


 Self-service vending system for electric convenience vehicles patent thumbnailSelf-service vending system for electric convenience vehicles
Systems and methods for self service vending of electric convenience vehicles (ecvs) are disclosed. Various embodiments of the systems and methods disclosed herein allow convenient rental of ecvs to visitors of large venues without requiring dedicated service personnel.
Scooterbug, Inc.


 Docking station patent thumbnailDocking station
Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a main body, an interconnect attached to the main body, where the interconnect can electrically couple with different sized first housings, a hinge attached to the interconnect, where the hinge can rotatably couple the interconnect with the main body, and a porch, where the porch can accommodate different sized second housings.. .
Intel Corporation


 System comprising vehicle keys and a docking station, respective vehicle key, docking station, method and computer program patent thumbnailSystem comprising vehicle keys and a docking station, respective vehicle key, docking station, method and computer program
A system having vehicle keys and a docking station, wherein each vehicle key has a wired or a wireless node for connecting with a vehicle and with the docking station. The docking station comprises ports for accommodating the vehicle keys, a first wired or a wireless node for connecting with the vehicle keys and a second wired or a wireless node for connecting with a processor system.
Thomson Licensing


 Tablet docking station patent thumbnailTablet docking station
A tablet docking station comprising a tablet dock configured for receiving a tablet, an upper post extending from the tablet dock, and an extension arm extending from the upper post. The spray tubing can be mounted to the extension arm.

Cable for an electrically submersible pump (esp) arrangement

A cable arrangement for feeding power and signals to downhole equipment, such as an electrically submersible pump (6), within an oil or gas well, comprising an upper suspension element (15), a lower connector (22), a docking station (11′) for the downhole equipment coupled to said connector (22), and a cable (8a), comprising lines for power and signal. The cable extends between, and is coupled to, the upper suspension element (15) and the lower connector (22).
Aker Subsea As

System and retrieving information while commanding operation of an appliance

Media rendering system including a remote control device and associated docking station. The remote control device interfaces with a remote server to stream media content for local and/or external playback.
Universal Electronics Inc.

Automated contact cleaning system for docking stations

A docking station for mobile electronic devices with an automated cleaning feature is provided. The docking station includes a receiver for receiving an electronic device, a base, a piston, a nozzle, and electrical contacts for connecting to the electronic device.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Drone aircraft landing and docking systems

A docking station for an aircraft includes a base portion and an alignment system disposed on the base portion configured to orient the aircraft relative to the base portion. The alignment system can include a plurality of outer protrusions extending away from the base portion in a vertical direction..

High-frequency rotor antenna

In an example, a mobile computing device such as a tablet, laptop, or convertible is operable to couple to a docking station via high-frequency wireless such as wigig at 60 ghz. Because high-frequency signals are highly directional, the mobile computing device is provided with a high-frequency antenna operable as a rotor.
Intel Corporation

Docking station for a mobile electronic device for use in a vehicle interior

A docking station for a mobile electronic device for use in a vehicle interior. The docking station includes a receiver for the mobile electronic device, a position sensor, a data processing unit and a screen.
Faurecia Innenraum Systeme Gmbh

Self test device and wireless sensor reader

Disclosed is a self-test device and method for assessing the functional performance of a reader device that is configured to interface with a wireless sensor. The self-test device may be configured to analyze the accuracy of a signal transmitted from the reader device or the accuracy of a signal received by the reader device.
Endotronix, Inc.

Computer docking station

A computer docking station devised to save desktop space while also eliminating the presence of permanent cables that can clutter the work surface is disclosed. The computer docking station utilizes a split design, with a lower dock subassembly positioned beneath the work surface for housing the permanent cables necessary for the computer workstation to operate and an upper dock subassembly comprising one or more data ports positioned on top of the work surface.
Humanscale Corporation

Universal tablet docking station

A universal docking station for supporting and connecting to a tablet has a housing with a generally v-shaped slot running horizontally across the front thereof. By placing the tablet on its side in the slot and connecting it to the station by cable, the station can accommodate a wide variety of table shapes and configurations.
Nexark, Inc.

Work desk usage monitoring and tracking system and method employing usb dongle

The present disclosure relates to a system for tracking usage, as well as type of usage, location and occupancy, of at least one furniture component, for example a desk, in one or more facilities. The system uses a docking station associated with the desk.
Tome, Inc.

Robot cleaner, docking station, robot cleaner system including robot cleaner and docking station, and controlling robot cleaner

A robot cleaner system is described including a docking station to form a docking area within a predetermined angle range of a front side thereof, to form docking guide areas which do not overlap each other on the left and right sides of the docking area, and to transmit a docking guide signal such that the docking guide areas are distinguished as a first docking guide area and a second docking guide area according to an arrival distance of the docking guide signal. The robot cleaner system also includes a robot cleaner to move to the docking area along a boundary between the first docking guide area and the second docking guide area when the docking guide signal is sensed and to move along the docking area so as to perform docking when reaching the docking area..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Power distribution in a docking station

Docking stations that may facilitate the sharing or transfer of power among a portable computing device, a docking station, and an accessory. One example may provide power from an accessory to a portable computing device.
Apple Inc.

Analyte measurement devices and systems, and components and methods related thereto

In some aspects, a modular analyte measurement system having a replaceable strip port module is provided to permit contaminated modules to be replaced. Some aspects of the present disclosure related to barriers for strip ports or the sealing of strip ports and/or analyte measurement devices to maintain a clean strip port and/or enable the strip port to be cleaned for reuse.
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

System and operating a docking station

A system and method for remotely controlling loading dock components is disclosed that includes a distribution center having at least one dock station for exchanging materials and a dock component configured to in at least two operational states. An actuator is included that is configured to change the operational state of the dock component in response to an activation signal.
Rite-hite Holding Corporation

Systems and methods for automatically controlling loading dock equipment

Systems and methods for automatically controlling loading dock equipment, such as in response to a trailer approaching and docking at a docking station, are disclosed. The systems and methods can provide scanning devices and scanning operations which assist with, for example, properly aligning a trailer at a docking station and/or checking an interior area in front of the dock door for obstructions.
Assa Abloy Entrace Systems Ab

Dry docking station

A dry docking station that may include an interface that comprises an interface portion for contacting a self-propelled debris collecting robot when the self-propelled debris collecting robot is positioned at a container replacement position; a container manipulator that is arranged to assist, while the self-propelled solid debris collecting robot is contacted by the interface, in positioning a new debris collecting container into a debris collection position within the self-propelled debris collecting robot and to extract from the self-propelled debris collecting robot a used debris collecting container; a used container storage module for storing the used debris collecting container after the used debris collecting contains is extracted from the self-propelled debris collecting robot; and a new container storage module for storing the new debris collecting container before the new debris collecting container is positioned in the self-propelled debris collecting robot.. .
Maytronics Ltd.

System and landing a mobile platform via a magnetic field

A system for landing a mobile platform, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) and methods for making and using the same. The system can land the uav by applying a magnetic levitation force upon the uav and adjusting the applied magnetic levitation force.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Modular robot

A modular robot is a robot that is capable of performing a variety of functions and tasks. The robot includes a main body that is driven via a drive system while a steering system controls the direction of movement.
Gnetic Inc.

Cycle management system with locking mechanism

An object management system and locking mechanism and method, such as may be used in a bicycle rental station. The system comprises a plurality of docking stations and a terminal connected to the docking stations by a network.
8d Technologies Inc.

Low speed transport docking station

A low speed transport and docking system for a watercraft comprising a wheeled frame for supporting the watercraft and configured for transport over a land surface by way of at least one pair of ground engaging wheels and for docking the watercraft in and out of a body of water. The axle rotatably securing the ground engaging wheels to the frame comprises angled terminal end lengths such that the wheels are offset from the center length of the axle so that a winch system and locking mechanism together are operably connected to the axle for rotating the axle to adjust the height between the wheels and the frame such that the wheels are engaged with the ground while the frame height can be raised or lowered for transport and/or docking of the watercraft such that the watercraft can be docked in the water or on land and transported to and from water with a single system..
Diverse Global Sourcing, Inc.

Trailer and packaging system for trailer electrical components

A trailer yaw sensing apparatus is provided. The trailer yaw sensing apparatus includes a housing, a yaw sensor, and a docking station.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Synthesized percussion pedal and docking station

An apparatus for facilitating control of midi-sequence generation is disclosed. The apparatus may include a midi-sequence module configured for generating midi-sequences.
Intelliterran, Inc.

Synthesized percussion pedal and docking station

An apparatus for facilitating control of midi-sequence generation is disclosed. The apparatus may include a midi-sequence module configured for generating midi-sequences.
Intelliterran, Inc.

Assembly for giving self-service access to at least one wheelchair for a person of reduced mobility

Assembly for giving access to at least one wheelchair (1) comprising a frame (2) supported by wheels (5, 7) and provided with a seat (3), the assembly comprising a docking station (100) having a structure (201) delimiting at least one docking point designed to receive the chair such that, when the chair is in the docking point, the chair rests on its wheels and the seat of the chair is disposed so as to be usable by a user who wishes to sit down.. .
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Gaming device docking station for authorized game play

In one embodiment, a system to authorize a mobile electronic device to play games of chance includes a gaming system manager and a docking station, the docking station can be configured to: (i) detect whether the mobile electronic device is connected to a receiver of the docking station; (ii) receive device information from the mobile electronic device if it is detected that the mobile electronic device is connected to the receiver; (iii) determine whether a game of chance can be played on the mobile electronic device based on the received device information; (iv) authorize the mobile electronic device to play the game of chance; and (v) transmit gaming data to the mobile electronic device if it is determined that the game of chance can be played on the mobile electronic device and if the mobile electronic device is authorized.. .
Nguyen Gaming Llc

System and collecting fluid sample from machine

A system for collecting a fluid sample from a machine having a fluid module is provided. The system includes a docking station disposed on the machine.
Caterpillar Inc.

Location-based power saving solution for wireless docking products

Described herein are techniques related to one or more systems, apparatuses, methods, etc. For implementing a location-based power saving solution for docking station products.
Intel Ip Corporation

Control docking station for a one or two stage locking mechanism

A control docking station system for controlling locking engagement between a first female member and a male member that together form a locking mechanism. The first female member is connected to a safety device.
Control Dynamics, Inc.

Electronic name plate

Described herein is an electronic name plate device (10) for use with an audio visual system. The electronic name plate (10) comprises an electronic paper display (100) which includes an array of character blocks (101), a processor (120), a receiver (170) for receiving information relating to at least one character to be displayed by the electronic name plate (10), and a power supply.
Av Application

Stackable warming boxes with docking station

Apparatus for warming cloths in a portable box. The warming box includes a heater assembly with slots configured to receive multiple packages of cloths.
Adroit Medical Systems, Inc.

Motion compensation for relative motion between an object connected to a vessel and an object in the water

Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to motion compensation between water-borne objects, and, more particularly, to synchronizing motion between a remotely operated vehicle (rov) and a docking station of a launch and recovery system (lars). An exemplary method includes receiving a measurement corresponding to a particle motion in water surrounding an rov and synchronizing motion of a docking station with a motion of the rov based at least in part on the measurement corresponding to the particle motion..
Pgs Geophysical As

Microfluidic cartridge for molecular diagnosis, docking station using a microfluidic cartridge, and process for analyzing a biological sample

A microfluidic cartridge for detecting one nucleic acid of a sample, including a plurality of functional volumes split into functional areas and a fluidic network of microchannels. At least three functional areas are fluidly connected to a central distribution hub of fluids by one or more hub-connected microchannels, the central distribution hub being capable of pumping and injecting fluids from a first functional area to a second functional area by passing through the central distribution hub; and at least three valves of hub-connected microchannels are arranged so that the at least three valves are adapted to be actuated mechanically by a single external cam-driven actuator.
Genewave

Commodity sales data processing apparatus, information terminal and control method

In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity sales data processing apparatus comprises a stationary type docking station, and a portable information terminal which can be attached to and detached from the docking station freely. The information terminal reads the data attached to a commodity, registers the read data, displays the registration content, and executes, if the information terminal is attached to the docking station, a checkout processing of calculating a checkout amount based on the registration content..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Commodity sales data processing taking over processing by the same

In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity sales data processing apparatus comprises a stationary type docking station with a storage module, and a portable information terminal which is attached to and detached from the docking station freely. The information terminal receives an input of data relating to the sales of a commodity to process the received data, and stores the data required to take over the processing in the storage module of the docking station then the information terminal successively executes, if the information terminal is attached to the docking station, the processing by referring to the data stored in the storage module of the docking station..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Eyeglass docking station for a wearable display device

A eyeglass docking station, comprising: a docking station body having a plurality of sides, wherein a first side includes a pocket formed in the docking station body, and a second side includes a fastener that attaches the docking station to a frame of the eyeglasses; and a docking pivot magnet housed within the docking station body positioned coaxial with the circular pocket, the circular pocket removably receiving a magnetized extrusion of a wearable display device to attach the wearable display device to the docking station body and to form a pivot point that allows a user to adjust a viewing angle of the wearable display device.. .
Vufine Inc.

Docking station with integral device support structure

An aesthetically pleasing docking station that is able to support electronic devices with only an interface connector. The docking station is further equipped with mechanisms that protect the electronic device from damage if it's deflected too far while mated to the docking station..
Apple Inc.

Systems, devices and methods for vehicles

A system controls use of a mobile device in a vehicle where the mobile device includes, a hands-on user interface and a wireless communication interface. The system includes a docking station that couples to the mobile device using a hardwired connection, and a controller that couples to the docking station and a vehicle-start system.

Commodity sales data processing controlling executable job by the same

A commodity sales data processing apparatus, including a portable information terminal having a battery and a display on which an executable job name is displayed and a docking station on which the information terminal is mounted to charge the battery, monitors whether or not the information terminal is mounted on the docking station to detect the separation therebetween. The processing apparatus restricts jobs permitted at the time the information terminal is separated from the docking station to a part of jobs permitted at the time the information terminal is mounted on the docking station if the separation between the information terminal and the docking station is detected and the display of the information terminal displays job names permitted at the time the information terminal is separated from the docking station if the separation between the information terminal and the docking station is detected..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

System and mobile device docking station

Embodiments of the invention are related to systems and methods for a docking station that wirelessly connects to a mobile device, facilitates charging the mobile device, and enables the mobile device to interact with a virtual desktop infrastructure.. .
Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.a.

Docking station and electrical apparatus

A docking station adapted to an electrical device is provided. The docking station includes a base and an input device.
Compal Electronics, Inc.

Electric vehicle docking station with embedded evse controller

A portable electric vehicle supply equipment (evse) kit or system includes a docking connector having a docking head engagable with the charging port of an electric vehicle and a barrel or handle fixed to the docking head and having a barrel electrical connector. An evse controller is embedded within the docking connector.
Aerovironment, Inc.



Docking Station topics:
  • Docking Station
  • Electronic Device
  • Communications
  • Computing Device
  • Disconnect
  • Transmitter
  • Mobile Phone
  • User Interface
  • Communication System
  • Storage Device
  • Enhancement
  • Sound Amplification
  • Mobile Terminal
  • Amplification
  • Cross Section


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