Patent Number: 8,716,902

Title: Inductively coupled data and power transfer system and apparatus

Abstract: The present invention provides a system and apparatus for transferring electronic data and/or power from one station to another by means of a transportable pod comprising a solid state memory device and further provided with an inductively linked, electrically insulated connector. The transportable pod comprises a battery which is used to power a remote host docking station, which may be used in an underwater environment for the collection of subsea data. The transportable pod can be transferred alternately from a home docking station, where it is charged up, and where it's stored data is uploaded and to a remote host docking station where is provides power, and where it collects and stores data collected by the remote host docking station.

Inventors: Rhodes; Mark (West Lothian, GB), Hyland; Brendan (Edinburgh, GB)

Assignee: WFS Technologies Ltd.

International Classification: H01F 27/42 (20060101); H01F 37/00 (20060101); H01F 38/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018