Inductively powered mobile entertainment system

  • US 8,203,657 B2
  • Filed: 07/11/2008
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A mobile entertainment system, comprising:

  • a video system designed for reducing energy consumption, the video system including a battery permitting proximity charging of the video system; and

    a supporting structure supporting the video system within a vehicle, wherein;

    a secondary coil is electrically linked to the battery of the video system for inductive coupling with a primary coil coupled to a power supply circuit of the vehicle,a coupling member electrically links the secondary coil of the video system with the primary coil,the coupling member is composed of an arm through which an electrical wire extends for linking a distal end of the arm to the secondary coil of the video system, andthe distal end of the arm is magnetically charged for attraction to a magnetically charged shroud mounted within the vehicle and linked to the primary coil, wherein the arm is a selectively telescoping arm through which the electrical wire extends, is positioned in a headrest of a vehicle seat, and is distinct from a support post of the headrest.

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