Patent Number: 7,826,203

Title: Transformative adapter for coupling a host and a consumer electronic device having dissimilar standardized interfaces

Abstract: A transformative adapter coupling multiple alternative consumer electronic devices to a host and a modular system including the host, the transformative adapter and the consumer electronic device. The host is an appliance or wall mounted portable host and has a host service interface. The consumer electronic device has a device service interface that is different than the host service interface. The transformative adapter mechanically couples the service interfaces and supplies at least one electrical service between the service interfaces. The service electrical service can be a power or a data service.

Inventors: McCoy; Richard A. (Stevensville, MI)

Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation

International Classification: H05K 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00