CHARGING APPARATUS

  • US 20090224723A1
  • Filed: 03/06/2009
  • Published: 09/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A charging apparatus comprising:

  • a charging unit configured to perform a contactless charging operation for a placed external device;

    a position detector configured to detect a position of a placed object;

    a determining unit configured to determine whether the placed object is not an external device compatible with the charging unit; and

    a control unit configured to control the charging unit such that, during the contactless charging operation for an external device compatible with the charging unit, the charging operation for the external device being charged is restricted when an object that is determined by the determining unit not to be an external device compatible with the charging unit, has been placed within a predetermined distance from the charging unit.

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