Colorado Patent of the Month – August 2022

While a computer in our pocket has eased our lives in many ways, keeping it charged has added an extra consideration when traveling. Long travels may not always have outlets available, and a dead phone can leave you stranded as many of us rely on our phones for directions now. Portable chargers are one solution, but may not always make it through different travel regulations.

Exxel Outdoors, LLC, a company focused on innovative outdoor recreational products, has designed a wireless charging device built into your luggage. The wireless charging port can be equipped with a battery which can be easily removed to support any travel regulations against lithium. Conveniently placed along the top of the luggage, the devices can rest and charge comfortably. The wireless charging is completed using any typical method including magnetic resonance, induction, or radio frequency energy harvesting capabilities. This means your phone, laptop, or camera can charge while stuck at a train station or sitting in a crowded airport. 

Exxel Outdoors has a range of brands, each of which holds a long list of patents. The company has been working towards innovative products since their inception. With innovations in sleeping bags that keep you dry to wireless charging luggage, the company is expanding and revolutionizing the world of travel and outdoor exploration.

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