US 11,658,497 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. 17/215,833.
Application 17/215,833 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 charging station for electronic devices, the charging station comprising:
a rack comprising:
a back comprising one or more mounting components;
a row of slots extending a first distance from the back, the slots having power connections;
sides adjacent to the row of slots and extending a second distance from the back, wherein second distance is greater than the first distance; and
electrical wiring connecting the power connections to a main power connection, and
a lock for securing a plurality of electronic devices, wherein the plurality of electronic devices can be returned but not released from the charging station when the lock is in a locked state.