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Patent Application Titled "Inductive Powering for a Mobile Communication Device and Method for Use Therewith" Published Online

May 15, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor Rofougaran, Ahmadreza (Reza) (Newport Coast, CA), filed on January 2, 2014, was made available online on May 1, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is Broadcom Corporation.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "This invention relates generally to mobile communication devices and more particularly to a circuit for managing power in a combined voice, data and RF integrated circuit.

"As is known, integrated circuits are used in a wide variety of products including, but certainly not limited to, portable electronic devices, computers, computer networking equipment, home entertainment, automotive controls and features, and home appliances. As is also known, integrated circuits include a plurality of circuits in a very small space to perform one or more fixed or programmable functions.

"Power management can be an important consideration for electronic devices, particularly for mobile devices that operate from battery power. Lowering the power consumption of a device can increase battery life, or conversely, can potentially decrease the size of the battery that is required, with a corresponding decrease in weight and size.

"The advantages of the present invention will be apparent to one skilled in the art when presented with the disclosure herein."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The present invention is directed to apparatus and methods of operation that are further described in the following Brief Description of the Drawings, the Detailed Description of the Invention, and the claims. Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following detailed description of the invention made with reference to the accompanying drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING(S)

"FIG. 1 is a schematic block diagram of an embodiment of a communication system in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 2 is a schematic block diagram of an embodiment of another communication system in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 3 is a schematic block diagram of an embodiment of an integrated circuit in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 4 is a schematic block diagram of another embodiment of an integrated circuit in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 5 is a more detailed schematic block diagram of an embodiment of power management circuitry in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 6 is a schematic block diagram of an embodiment of an inductive power module in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 7 is a schematic block diagram of another embodiment of an inductive power module in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 8 is a schematic block diagram of an embodiment of an integrated circuit in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 9 is a schematic block diagram of another embodiment of an integrated circuit in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 10 is a more detailed schematic block diagram of an embodiment of power management circuitry in accordance with the present invention;

"FIG. 11 is a side view of a pictorial representation of an integrated circuit package in accordance with the present invention.

"FIG. 12 is a bottom view of a pictorial representation of an integrated circuit package in accordance with the present invention.

"FIG. 13 is a flow chart of an embodiment of a method in accordance with the present invention; and

"FIG. 14 is a flow chart of an embodiment of a method in accordance with the present invention."

For more information, see this patent application: Rofougaran, Ahmadreza. Inductive Powering for a Mobile Communication Device and Method for Use Therewith. Filed January 2, 2014 and posted May 1, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=2060&p=42&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140424.PD.&OS=PD/20140424&RS=PD/20140424

Keywords for this news article include: Broadcom Corporation.

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