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 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.