US 11,658,496 B1
Methods and systems for charging and monitoring electronic devices in confinement institutions
John Vincent Townsend, III, Kernersville, NC (US); Rick Allen Lubbehusen, Winston Salem, NC (US); Jeffrey Adam Livaudais, Summerfield, NC (US); Timothy Edwin Pabon, Greensboro, NC (US); and Johnnie Richard Tayloe, Rural Hall, NC (US)
Assigned to Confinement Telephony Technology, LLC, Greensboro, NC (US)
Filed by CONFINEMENT TELEPHONY TECHNOLOGY, LLC, Greensboro, NC (US)
Filed on Mar. 29, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/215,757.
Application 17/215,757 is a division of application No. 16/429,698, filed on Jun. 3, 2019, granted, now 11,050,278.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/682,241, filed on Jun. 8, 2018.
Int. Cl. H02J 7/00 (2006.01); A61L 2/10 (2006.01); A61L 2/24 (2006.01); G06V 40/16 (2022.01); G10L 17/00 (2013.01)
CPC H02J 7/0045 (2013.01) [A61L 2/10 (2013.01); A61L 2/24 (2013.01); G06V 40/166 (2022.01); G06V 40/172 (2022.01); G10L 17/00 (2013.01); H02J 7/0047 (2013.01); A61L 2202/11 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method comprising:
at a computing device comprising a processor:
identifying a check-out charging station event at a charging station, the check-out charging station event involving a user removing an electronic device from a receiving portion of the charging station;
identifying a check-in charging station event at the charging station, the check-in charging station event involving the user returning the electronic device to the receiving portion of the charging station;
capturing, via a camera of the charging station or an associated electronic device docked at the charging station, images of the electronic device at the check-out charging station event and the check-in charging station event; and
determining a change in condition of the electronic device based on a first condition of the electronic device at the check-out charging station event and a second condition of the electronic device at the check-in charging station event, wherein the change is determined based on the images of the electronic device at the check-out charging station event and the check-in charging station event.