System and method for charging users to recharge portable devices

  • US 20040066169A1
  • Filed: 10/08/2002
  • Published: 04/08/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for the re-charging of portable devices, comprising:

  • a charger having a charge port adapted for recharging a power source of a device;

    said charger including an enable/disable switch in connection therewith;

    a payment unit for receiving payment from a user;

    wherein said payment unit enables the enable/disable switch after receiving payment to permit the charger to provide a charge for a predetermined amount so that the user can recharge the device.

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