Patent Number: 9,432,480

Title: Magnetic induction network device

Abstract: A network device has a housing, a magnetic induction charger, a wireless data link and a processor. The housing has one or more sides. The induction charger is housed by the housing and is arranged to wirelessly charge a rechargeable battery of a portable electronic device. The electronic device is adjacent to or in contact with the housing. The wireless data link communicates with the portable electronic device. The processor communicates with the magnetic induction charger and the wireless data link. In addition, the processor recognizes the portable electronic device and associates a profile with the portable electronic device. The processor delivers content to an associated media device based on the profile.

Inventors: Bush; Kathryn (San Francisco, CA), Knight; Andrea (Mountain View, CA)

Assignee: Google Inc.

International Classification: H04L 29/08 (20060101); H02J 7/02 (20160101); H02J 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-08-30 0:00:00