2012年3月24日 星期六

專利與產品:使用APP的無線分享讀卡機

iPhone, iPad或是各種智慧型手機、平板電腦十分有用,但是有些設計就是沒有擴充記憶體的地方,因此要與別人共享檔案,多半的限制就是在Apple相關電腦系統所處的LAN中分享,或是透過雲端檔案分享,現在有產品是提供一個記憶卡載體(讀卡機),iPhone、iPad或是一些智慧手機可利用無線方式連線此載體,存取其中的記憶卡!特別是由照相機所拍的照片或是別人用記憶卡儲存要給你的檔案!

這裡介紹的技術是在手機或平板電腦上安裝一個App,App提供瀏覽所連接的讀卡機的記憶卡內容檔案,包括影、圖、音檔、文件,App開啟後連線到指定的讀卡器,就會回傳內容列表。App還可以重開(reboot)讀卡器,事實上,讀卡器內嵌一個如Linux的系統,設有無線通訊模組、無線AP,啟動後成為一個檔案伺服器!
(圖示updated 3.26.2012)


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技術元件有三大:USB端、藍芽無線傳輸、訊號收發單元

實施上,flash記憶卡插入讀卡機,透過USB控制器轉為USB標準訊號,經藍芽無線傳輸至另一裝置上。根據實際產品,則是可以透過無線分享方式,由多個終端裝置同時存取此記憶卡的資料


無線記憶卡讀卡系統,主要元件為資料卡插入單元,其中有外殼、插入槽、USB控制器、藍芽無線驅動器、天線、電源;主機端系統,有外殼、天線、藍芽無線傳輸驅動器;USB連接線等

1. A wireless memory card reader system comprising:

a) a data card insertion unit for wirelessly transmitting/receiving data and including a first casing with: a card insertion slot device configured to receive a memory card therein; a USB controller connected to the card insertion slot device to convert data received from the card insertion slot device into USB format; a Bluetooth radio driver connected to the USB controller; a first antenna connected to the Bluetooth radio driver for receiving and sending RF signals; and, a power source connected to the USB controller and to the Bluetooth radio driver;
b) a host unit end system including a second casing with: a second antenna for sending and receiving RF signals with the first antenna; and a Bluetooth wireless transmission driver connected to the second antenna; and,
c) a USB lead wire connected to the Bluetooth wireless transmission driver and extending from the second casing, the USB lead wire having a USB connector on a distal end, whereby data is wirelessly transmitted between the card insertion unit and the host unit end.

Ron

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