Have you ever thought of charging your mobile with your friend’s mobile, I think most you of probably say no as no technology is invented yet?
Most of the users use power banks to charge their phone, probably the ideal solution for everyone.
What if you now can charge your phone using your friend’s phone or anyone’s phone when it runs out of battery? Yup, you heard it right.
Well thanks to Sony, you might soon able to use your friend’s phones to charge your own phone.
According to the new patent by Sony, published earlier this month, the Japanese tech giant wants you to able to connect battery wirelessly from nearby devices.
Wireless charging isn’t a new concept, as Samsung already successfully implemented the wireless charging in pro smartphones but it will be the first time that Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is being used to transfer power wirelessly between two devices.
According to a recently published patent application, Sony is working on a new sophisticated technique that enables wireless power exchange between various nearby consumer electronic devices, including smartphones, computers, microwave, washing machine, fridges, and TVs, without cords.
Named as “Configuration of Data and Power Transfer in Near Field Communications,” the patent describe where any gadgets with NFC chip might able to search for other devices with the same technology and connect them to transfer power.
What Is NFC?
NFC stands for Near Field Communication, it’s a way your device to interact with other devices in close proximity. It provides a wireless connection between your devices and another.
Of course, with the patents filing it doesn’t mean that we will ever see the concept come in wild but it is fun to imagine a future where you can walk in a room and your device get automatically charged thanks to NFC-enabled microwaves and TVs.
Unfortunately, James Richard Milne, True Xiong, and Charles McCoythe, the three Sony researchers, don’t publish the technical details of how such a wireless charging system would work.
“The distances over which the wireless communication can be achieved is typically consistent with distances used for wireless electrical power transfer through the power transfer antenna,” Sony’s patent document reads.
Researcher At Disney Are Also Testing Wireless Power Technology
However, Disney researchers have been working on developing the theories for wireless power that can be across a room. Dubbed Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer (QSCR) the system can convert cabinets, rooms, and warehouses to generate magnetic fields that deliver power to mobile receivers.
Named as Quasistatic Cavity Resonance for Ubiquitous Wireless Power Transfer (QSCR), the system can convert any room and warehouse to generate magnetic fields that can deliver power to mobile device receivers.
Disney researchers wrote in February 2017,”An experimental demonstration shows that a 54 m3 QSCR room can deliver power to small coil receivers in nearly any position with 40% to 95% efficiency,”.”Finally, a detailed safety analysis shows that up to 1900 watts can be transmitted to a coil receiver enabling safe and ubiquitous wireless power.”