• US 20070069687A1
  • Filed: 08/09/2006
  • Published: 03/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A charging apparatus for charging a secondary battery incorporated in a portable electronic device, the charging apparatus comprising:

  • a contactless IC card reader configured to supply operating power to a contactless IC card unit incorporated in the portable electronic device and have an authentication function of authenticating that an object to be authenticated is a correct one;

    a charging circuit configured to perform contactless charging of the secondary battery; and

    a control unit configured to activate the charging circuit if an authentication result is OK after the contactless IC card reader authenticates an object to be authenticated when the object to be authenticated is placed.

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