According to a new patent filing (spotted by MySmartPrice) on the China National Intellectual Property Administration website (CNIPA), Xiaomi seems to be working on a new innovative sound charging technology to charge smartphones and other electronic devices by using sound.
Xiaomi’s new ‘sound based’ charging technology
After unveiling some fast-charging solutions varying from wired to wireless in past, Xiaomi is now working on new technology that will apparently help charge devices through sound. Its setup will involve a sound charging device, an energy storage device, and an electronic device. The sound-based charging device consists of a sound collection device, multiple energy conversion devices, and a power conversion device.
The device seemingly will have a mechanism for converting sound energy to electrical energy to charge connected devices. The patent document reveals that it will first convert the sound wave to mechanical vibration before transforming it to electrical power. There could be an interface to convert the generated alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), which could then be used to charge devices without using a power socket.
The patent also claims that users could charge the device without connecting to the power socket as Sound charging technology is aiming to be a true wireless charging solution. Once it’s commercially available then only we would be able to find the efficiency of this setup. Although, it would be quite interesting to see how Xiaomi will lead to integrating its futuristic true wireless charging technology into any of its products.
So far, we’ve discussed a new patent filing that emerged on the CNIPA website. According to the patent, this technology will apparently help to charge devices through sound, a setup will involve a sound charging device, an energy storage device, and an electronic device. The sound charging device will be comprised of a sound collection device, multiple energy conversion devices, and a main power conversion device.
For now, this is all about it. Let us know your opinion on this ‘new sound-based charging technology’ in the comment section. Until then stay tuned for further updates.