Apple patents charging station for electric cars: how it works

This new patent could revolutionize the market as Apple would play hard in a sector that is underdeveloped so far

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published a number of Apple patents related to his lost Project Titan and intended to recharge electric car batteries. One of them is titled “Charging station with passive alignment mechanism for vehicles“.

It is a charging post that would allow it to be installed in any garage, according to Apple, and also the vehicle is charged thanks to a longitudinal translation mechanism without the need to manipulate it.

According to the patent and the drawings included therein, this ‘passive’ charging station can be installed in any garage.

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According to the patent and the drawings included therein, this charging station ‘passive‘can be installed in any garage and allows the car charging point to slide over the charger when parking.

The systems and methods described in the patent show how an electric vehicle could connect to a charging station no manual connection by an operator. Structures on the side of the vehicle, including a cargo compartment, align with the charging socket when driving the vehicle, either under manual control or under autonomous control.

The charging station for electric cars includes a passive alignment mechanism that includes a longitudinal translation allowing movement in the longitudinal direction, a charging plug connected to the passive alignment mechanism and a releasable connector.

The releasable connector is shock resistant. movement of the longitudinal translation stage in a connected position when the magnitude of an external force applied in the longitudinal direction is below a threshold.

Further, Apple envisions more advanced implementations of the system in which the connector could magnetically connect to the port without user intervention.

Mirai second generation

The Japanese brand once again invested in this model and launched the new Toyota Mirai 2020, second generation, the hydrogen car manufactured under a new platform and with an autonomy enlarged up 650 kilometers.

Sales of this car have been very limited, nail 11,000 units. It is not surprising knowing its starting price, which reaches the 80.000 euros. Now the Japanese manufacturer presents this new Mirai that will arrive with a starting price 20% lower. These are its characteristics.

The 2020 Mirai is slightly longer than the first model and with an appearance reminiscent of the Lexus LS. The car has an aesthetic more luxurious and with more space. The saloon is now about 10 centimeters longer and lower, reaching 1.47 meters in height, width of 2.92 meters and a length of 4,975 meters.

Toyota offers a car Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), with fuel cell technology and where it is committed to the new GA-L platform, which completely redesigns the components and the position of the battery to reduce the total weight of the vehicle.

This new platform is also responsible for Toyota to locate up to 30% more space to add hydrogen, which allows the vehicle’s range to be increased in the same proportion and to reach 650 kilometers of autonomy.

The Mirai 2020 is a vehicle that can now accommodate up to 5 passengers, it has rear wheel drive and larger wheels, 19 and 20 inches, are used. In almost all respects, this is a second generation that vastly improves on what we initially saw met with the first Mirai.

But in addition, this second generation goes from 154 hp to 180 CV, with a torque of 300 Nm, allowing you to reach a maximum speed of 175 km / h.


Harsh criticism: Los Pumas, in the eye of the storm

“We know it caused disappointment, but it was not our intention,” explained Pablo Matera, captain of Los Pumas, after the criticism received for the “non-homage” of the selected Diego Maradona in the game against the All Blacks. However, after the apology, the scandal broke when comments from Matera, Petti and Socino, written years ago but discriminatory and racist, were found on Twitter. What will the UAR do about it?

Soccer: Unión and Vélez will try to continue in the race

Two Argentine teams will seek to continue being protagonists in the South American Cup. The first to take to the field today will be Unión, which from 7.15pm will try to leave Bahia de Brasil on the road, which beat it 1-0 in the first leg. Meanwhile, Vélez will appear in Colombia from 9.30pm against Deportivo Cali, with the advantage of having a winner in Liniers by 2 to 0.

Pablo Hernández, starter against Fénix

The Tucumán Pablo Hernández will be from the start when Independiente receives Fénix tomorrow for the rematch of the South American Cup. The former Atlético player will enter for Alan So Señora. The other variant that Lucas Pusineri’s team will have will be the entry of Jonathan Menéndez by Federico Martínez.

The “Colchonero” cannot fail

Atlético de Madrid, second in their group with five points, will have to beat Bayern Munich today to continue with options to advance to the next phase of the Champions League. Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka will not be in the Germans, who are classified and with the first place assured with two games remaining.

Tennis: Del Potro and how hard his recovery was

Juan Martín Del Potro does not lower his arms and continues with his recovery from the injury to the patella in his right knee. “That the Olympic Games have been postponed to the middle of next year due to this damn pandemic makes me not want to lower my arms. My dream is to represent Argentina once again, that’s why I keep fighting it ”,“ Delpo ”explained. “I still stand up because of the desire to play that I have. I’ve been fighting her with my knee. I have been with many ups and downs for a long time, at times good, at times bad, “added the tennis player born in Tandil.


The fine that Barcelona must pay for Messi’s tribute to Maradona

BARCELONA. FC Barcelona will be sanctioned with a fine for the tribute that its star, Lionel Messi, dedicated on the pitch to his compatriot Diego Armando Maradona. Thus, in addition to the yellow warning that the forward received, the club will have to face a financial sanction.

The culé celebrated his team’s fourth goal during the league game that faced CA Osasuna, getting up and taking off his Barça shirt to show that of Newells Old Boys, the Argentine team in which Maradona played and in which Messi would love himself retire in the future, as a tribute after the death of someone who has been considered by many to be the best footballer in history.

The gesture, which was shared on the networks by the Argentine club, led to a yellow card for the player, as well as an economic sanction that can be raised up to 3,000 euros.

According to the regulations of the Spanish league, which is not the only one with these types of provisions, the footballer who “lifts his shirt and displays any kind of advertising, slogan, legend, acronyms, anagrams or drawings, whatever its contents or the purpose of the action will be punished, as the author of a serious offense, with a fine of up to 3,000 euros and a warning ”.

In Spain, these sanctions are always paid by the club to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and are included in the bag that all teams have open with the RFEF itself, so it will be FC Barcelona who must take charge of the fine. Its payment is not immediate, but occurs at the end of the season when the amount of penalties that each entity has to pay is set.




Brexit, in its eternal decisive week

If a year ago the breakup of the United Kingdom with the European Union seemed the greatest of recent European challenges, since this spring the covid has acted as a mute and has left no room for concern, at least in terms of citizenship. . However, the transition period ends at the end of the year and the European Commission’s expectations are not yet definitive with just over 30 days left. It is not just any nation but one of the largest contributors to the European fund and one of the relevant countries in the future of the continent both for its commercial relations and for its social and historical ties.
The countdown begins this week with a key meeting of the negotiating teams from Friday of which the progress is not yet known. EU officials have given themselves this week a deadline to test the degree of whether it activates contingency measures to address the real threat of the ‘no deal’ and provide member countries with the necessary mechanisms from January.
In principle, there is consensus on judicial cooperation, trade in goods and services, security coordination, and Von der Leyen calls for equal treatment on issues such as fiscal transparency, labor and environmental rights, as well as state subsidies. On the contrary, the harshness is refocusing on the much-claimed sovereignty of the island in aspects such as borders, state subsidies and the control of fishing waters, a central issue for Spanish interests. In this case, Foreign Affairs is uncertain about the case of Gibraltar, for which it will have to assume a common position from Brussels.
Boris Johnson is running out of time. Although it insists on its permanent inflexibility, it does not enjoy the best scenarios as far as the economy is concerned. With poor management of the pandemic and forecasts of a decline in GDP unprecedented in recent decades, a disagreement on Brexit would shrink British wealth by 8% more, according to a study by the London School of Economics (LSE). All hopes are pinned on this week’s attempt as there would be practically no time to put more extensions on the table at the wish of Johnson himself, despite the fact that the pandemic has disrupted negotiations throughout the year. In that last call for an agreement, the president of the European Commission contains the desire of European capitals to implement plan B. It is a matter of days. There is no more delay.


Barcelona, ​​without margin for error against Osasuna

The Barcelona hosts Osasuna this Sunday (2:00 p.m.), who has not won for a month, in order to bury his Mr. Hyde in LaLiga Santander to get the doctor Jekyll that he also carries inside, the one who has won everything in the Champions League this season.

This dual personality that Ronald Koeman’s team seems to have has led him to achieve 4 victories in 4 Champions League games, but also to add only 11 points out of 24 possible in the regularity tournament. The same as his rival tomorrow.

In Europe, he comes from thrashing Dynamo Kiev at home (0-4) with a refreshment eleven full of young footballers. In LaLiga, to offer, again, a poor image against Atlético de Madrid Wanda Metropolitano (1-0).

There, Gerard Piqué were injured, who has affected the ligaments of his right knee and will be out for several months, and also Sergi Roberto, who will be in the dry dock for another couple of months due to a major muscle injury.

Both have entered the list of Barça defenders who are in the infirmary together with Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo. To make matters worse, Sergiño Dest, with discomfort, is also doubtful to play against the Navarrese team.

So many casualties in the rear will force Koeman to return to bet on the young man Óscar Mingueza as a partner of Clement Lenglet in the axis of the rear. The subsidiary’s center-back made his debut in Kiev, against Dinamo, offering a very good image.

In that last Champions League game they were neither Lionel Messi nor Frenkie de Jong, who stayed resting in Barcelona and will start the eleven tomorrow.

Who was not in Kiev for a sprained knee was Sergio Busquets, who received his medical discharge this Saturday but will probably start from the bench. Therefore, Miralem Pjanic will repeat the title alongside De Jong in the double pivot.

Up, Ousmane Dembelé, Antoine Griezmann and Pedri González seem to consolidate in the trident of half points after the loss of Ansu Fati due to injury. And Leo Messi will return to act of false ‘9’ with freedom to move by all the point of attack.

Osasuna, meanwhile, arrives at the Camp Nou ready to reverse their bad streaka of results in the competition. And the thing is that those from Pamplona have not won in the league since last October 24 against Athletic Bilbao on the day of the rojillo centenary.

Jagoba Arrasate has rehearsed this week with a five player defense during the week with the aim of not suffering every time Koeman’s pupils initiate their offensive actions.

“I see an electric and fast Barcelona. The results do not reflect the situation it is going through,” Arrasate commented at a press conference about a rival “different” from that of the last League.

The red rearguard would be made up of Unai García, Raúl Navas and Roncaglia as centrals, with Nacho Vidal on the right and Jony on the left. It is not the position dreamed of by the Asturian, but in a duel of these characteristics he has to put his effort at the service of the team.

“We have a terrible illusion of showing ourselves as we are, that is, a competitive team that is not easy to defeat,” said an Arrasate who has asked his men to “believe” in the plan with which they will jump onto the pitch tomorrow.

Aridane has returned to the squad of 20 players that Arrasate has given after being injured a month ago, so everything suggests that the canary will not be from the initial game.

Osasuna is aware of the doubts that the Catalan club is going through, something with which Arrasate will try to play. The coach knows the emotional impulse that would take a positive result from the Camp Nou. Not in vain, last season, the Navarrese team became the only team to beat Barça in LaLiga at their stadium (1-2).

Probable lineups:

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Dembélé, Griezmann, Coutinho, Messi.

Osasuna: Sergio Herrera; Nacho Vidal, Unai García, Raúl Navas, Roncaglia, Jony; Roberto Torres, Oier, Moncayola; Rubén García, Budimir.

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (C. Valenciano).

Stadium: Camp Nou.

Schedule: 14:00 hours.


Turkey passes law to divide and control the legal profession | International

Turkish lawyers protest on June 22 in front of the Çaglayan Palace of Justice (Istanbul) against the law to reform the bar associations and against the repression of the protest of their colleagues in Ankara.MURAD SEZER / Reuters

The judicial system is probably the domain of the State that more reforms have undergone since Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to power in Turkey; until you have managed to convert one of the toughest bastions of opposition to their policies in a greased machinery that, most of the time, acts in line with what the Government intends. However, Turkish lawyers have continued to be annoyed by their constant complaints of abuses and violations of rights, something that the Government now intends to solve through a new law to reform the bar associations whose objective is to dilute the weight of the most critics. The law was approved last weekend with the votes in favor of the Islamist and far-right deputies that make up the government majority.

“It is an attempt to discipline us, to reduce our influence, to destroy us,” laments lawyer Kemal Aytaç. The reform has prompted fierce protests from bar associations across the country and the opposition has filed an appeal for its annulment before the Constitutional Court.

The Magna Carta of Turkey grants bar associations the status of public body, although independent from the rest of the judicial system. They are organized by province and every lawyer is obliged to join one, since they are the ones who issue the licenses to practice. The new law, alleging the need for a more “plural and democratic” representation, will now allow that, in those provinces with more than 5,000 lawyers, new colleges can be created. Something that, according to criticism of the NGO Human Rights Watch, will open the way for schools to be formed “aligned with the ideology of each political party.”

Furthermore, the new law has modified the election system of the Turkish Bar Association (TBB), which is the one that collects the funds and distributes them among the provincial schools. Before, for the election of the TBB leadership, each provincial college sent three delegates plus one for every 300 affiliates, and now it will send four per college plus one for every 5,000 members. In this way, the schools of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, which comprise almost 60% of the 130,000 lawyers in Turkey, will only have 27 of the 400 votes, while previously they had a little more than half.

“By chance it turns out that the schools in the most populated provinces, the ones most affected by the new law, are also the most critical of the Government,” Aytaç says ironically. Erdogan has charged several times against the legal profession calling for its reform, for example when the highest schools boycotted a ceremony in the presidential palace as a complaint given the lack of impartiality of Justice, or when, recently, the Ankara College criticized the homophobic statements of the president of the Directorate of Religious Affairs.

The law has been made by rapid procedure and without consulting lawyers (the Government maintains that they were invited to participate, but they refused). Just before the summer close of Parliament and with enough time for the new system to be operational for October, when elections are held in the provincial schools, and, above all, December, when the new leadership of the Union of Schools must be elected. of Lawyers. Its current president is Metin Feyzioglu, linked to the opposition CHP party and once very critical of the government. In fact, he came to sound like a candidate for president and rival of Erdogan, but in recent years he has approached the positions of the Executive until he has earned the enmity of a good part of his profession.

At the last hour of the law’s processing, the Islamist deputies introduced an amendment that will allow the state’s lawyers – the only ones who do not have the obligation to be collegiate – participate in the elections to the directors of the schools. “No matter what they do and how they try to divide us, we are not going to choose Feyzioglu or any other lawyer close to the Government,” Aytaç says: “Because, for the first time in the history of Turkey, the bar associations across the country we agree on one thing, to reject this law ”.


Just over an hour into the storm, there are already 56 ANDE feeders that are out of service

ASSUMPTION. Through its official Twitter account, ANDE reported that since the storm started shortly before 7 am, there are already 56 feeders that are out of service, which means that thousands of homes are already without electricity.

“By this means we inform that at this time, 56 23,000 Volt feeders are out of service due to the storm, with strong gusts of wind,” says the statement.

He adds that “some affected areas are those fed by the Distribution Centers. from Puerto Sajonia, Puerto Botánico, Barrio Parque, Villa Aurelia, Republican, in Asunción; Villeta, San Lorenzo, San Antonio, Luque, Limpio, Lambaré, Areguá, Itauguá, Capiatá, Luque, Altos, among others ”.

And it ensures that these Medium Voltage lines are already being verified and in the process of being replaced, prioritizing hospital areas and drinking water distribution centers.

The criticisms of the Internet users did not wait and one denounced that since last night they have already been without power in Barrio San José de Villa Elisa. “Nobody gave us ball both in 160 and in the APP! With more than 40 degrees they can’t have us like this! Last night it didn’t even rain ”.




The Pitiusas will have three freezers for the Pfizer Covid vaccine

The Balearic Government has acquired seven freezers to be able to preserve the Covid vaccines produced by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer-BioNTech. Three will be located in the Pitiusas, two of them in the Can Misses Hospital and the third in the Formentera Hospital, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health.

The price of each of these freezers is 10,840 euros plus VAT, and in an average period of time they could already be placed in the two public hospitals in the Pitiusas.

These are devices that are distributed by the Nirco company, dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of health products and services based in Barcelona and Madrid. The acquired freezers are the Nuaire Blizzard model, which reaches -86 degrees. In appearance, they are very similar to a household refrigerator and each can hold up to 30,000 doses.

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, announced that in Spain vaccination for the coronavirus could begin between December and January, so it is vitally important to have the appropriate freezers, since the vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, with 95% For effectiveness, it should be stored at about -80 degrees Celsius.

The Council of Ministers approved on Tuesday the purchase of 20,873,941 vials from Pfizer and, as the vaccine requires a double dose, there will be a total of 10,436,970 people who may be immunized from December or January, depending on the moment in which the commercialization of this coronavirus vaccine is finally approved.

Pfizer’s vaccine is made up of RNA, a nucleic acid that is part of the coronavirus genome, and must be stored at very low temperatures so that RNA is not degraded.

Suitcases with GPS

For its part, the pharmaceutical company will distribute the doses to hospitals with a suitcase that can hold 975 vials that will be accompanied by ice. These suitcases will have a built-in temperature sensor and a GPS to know their location at all times.

But the Government has not only acquired the Pfizer vaccine, it has also closed agreements with other pharmaceutical companies that have developed, with considerable success so far, other vaccines that, in addition, do not require maintenance at -80 degrees.

Some 140 million doses will reach Spain in accordance with the contracts that have already been signed between the European Commission and seven pharmaceutical companies, including the Oxford University vaccine with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna, the latest to close.

As the Ministry of Health has already announced, vaccination against Covid-19 will be voluntary and free, and the citizen will have the right to know which vaccine from which pharmaceutical company is being inoculated.


what happened on a day like today

Like every day, these are some of the relevant events that happened on this same date but a few years ago. Find out what it is about

On November 25, 2013 (7 years ago) Argentine businessman Ricardo Fort passed away. With a short but important tour, “El Comandante” was one of the most famous and popular personalities on Argentine television.

Fort had a lot of fame: he hosted programs, his own reality show, did plays in Mar del Plata, even participated in the series of Marcelo tinelli. But his dream quickly slipped away from his sudden death at 45.

But far from disappearing, over time his popularity remained intact and he even grew to become the Commander, his memorable and funny videos and his main phrase: “enough guys”, and “maiameeeeee”, phrases that many repeat emulating him.

Undoubtedly, after his death he became one of the most popular and beloved icons of Argentine culture, he even became sanctified like Gilda, another great artist also deceased.


On November 25, 2002, Apple opened its 49th and 50th stores to “retail”. The selected locations were new stores in Denver, Colorado and Emeryville, California. Today, it has a presence in 24 states of the United States.

On the occasion of the launch of the 50 Apple Store, Ron Johnson (Apple’s Senior Vice President of Sales) says, “We are delighted to have reached our 2002 goal of 50 US Retail Stores,” “Our stores are a great place to shop for hot Christmas gifts like iMac and iPod. ”

Apple opens its first store in South Korea this Saturday - Apple (UK)

Apple stores offer products such as iPod, digital music player for Mac® and Windows, iMac®, digital cameras, digital camcorders, and software for Mac.

Around Christmas time, Apple hosted a special Christmas shopping event at all of its retail stores on November 29, 2002 from 6 pm to midnight.

Apple started the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.


A very hot Wednesday with a probability of storms in Tucumán

The marked rise in temperature will be felt again today throughout the province, where a sunny Tuesday is expected, with a maximum temperature that would reach 36 °.

The National Weather Service announced that the day will be somewhat or partially cloudy and that light winds will arrive from varying directions.

For the late evening cloud cover is expected to increase and, in addition, according to the report, isolated storms are likely to develop.

Meanwhile, Accuweather’s weather service predicted that the day will be partly sunny and very wet. For the night a storm is expected to fall over some areas of the province.

According to the organisms, the water would continue until Sunday, at least, as well as the high temperatures.