Amazon looks to patent battery-less eReader

Power and processing would be handled by 'primary station'

Power and processing would be handled by 'primary station'

Amazon is seeking to patent a technology that would enable it to do away with batteries in its Kindle eReaders, instead drawing power from a remote primary station.

According to GeekWire, the patent – which was submitted under chief executive and chairman Jeff Besos and Amazon vice president Gregory Hart – describes a remote display.

The filed patent describes a tablet with only a screen, which will draw power, as well as its data, from a 'primary station', which will be centrally located.

According to the patent, all processing and power will be handed the primary station.

If it does come to bear, it would be one of the biggest leaps in not just tablets and eReaders, but in computing and electronics in general.