Coordinating complementary notifications across related computing devices connected to a wireless charging apparatus

Utility Patent Grant (B2)

September 15, 2020

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Apple Inc.

Inventors: Brandon R. Garbus, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexei E. Kosut

The embodiments set forth a technique for coordinating notifications across computing devices placed onto a wireless charging apparatus. According to some embodiments, the technique can involve the wireless charging apparatus (1) receiving, from a first computing device, first information that includes (i) a first unique identifier (ID) associated with the first computing device, and (ii) one or more unique IDs that are each associated with a respective auxiliary computing device known to the first computing device. Subsequently, the wireless charging apparatus can receive, from a second computing device, second information that at least includes a second unique ID associated with the second computing device. Finally, the wireless charging apparatus can, in response to determining that the second unique ID is included in the one or more unique IDs, and cause both the first and second computing devices to display respective notifications in a coordinated manner.