System and method for charging users to recharge power supplies in portable devices

  • US 6,756,765 B2
  • Filed: 10/08/2002
  • Issued: 06/29/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for the re-charging power sources of portable devices, comprising:

  • a charger adapted for recharging a power source of a device by contact, and by at least one of contactless recharging with the power source of the device, said charger including a charge port to which the device needing a power source recharged is arranged on to recharge the power source of the device;

    said charger including an energy generation unit for providing energy to recharge a power source of the device, and said charger further includes an enable/disable switch in connection therewith;

    a payment unit for receiving payment from a user;

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

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