US 11,056,904 B2
Electronic device for charging battery and operating method thereof
Hoon Choi, Hwaseong-si (KR); Yong-Youn Kim, Anyang-si (KR); Dong-Jun Lee, Suwon-si (KR); Hyang-Bok Lee, Seoul (KR); Seong-Kyu Maeng, Seoul (KR); Ki-Yong Shin, Suwon-si (KR); Han-Jun Yi, Seongnam-si (KR); and Jong-Wook Choi, Suwon-si (KR)
Assigned to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed by SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Suwon-si (KR)
Filed on Aug. 18, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/680,409.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2016-0130915 (KR), filed on Oct. 10, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0102667 A1, Apr. 12, 2018
Int. Cl. H02J 7/00 (2006.01); H02J 7/02 (2016.01); H02J 50/80 (2016.01); H04B 5/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/041 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 7/025 (2013.01) [H02J 7/007 (2013.01); H02J 50/80 (2016.02); H04B 5/0031 (2013.01); H04B 5/0037 (2013.01); G06F 3/041 (2013.01); H02J 7/00034 (2020.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic device, comprising:
a power receiving circuit configured to receive power from an external power source by a wired connection with the external power source;
a communication circuit;
a battery; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to perform control to:
obtain, using the communication circuit, a strength of a communication signal received from an external device while charging the battery by the wired connection;
determine a magnitude of power for charging the battery by the wired connection, based on the strength of the communication signal; and
charge, using the power received by the wired connection from the external power source with the power receiving circuit, the battery with the power of the determined magnitude,
wherein the communication signal includes a cellular communication signal,
wherein the external device is not the external power source.