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Wireless Power Transmission with Selective Range

Patent #: 9124125

Issue Date: 09/01/2015

Summary: The present disclosure describes a methodology for wireless power transmission based on pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The transmitter may identify and locate the device to which the receiver is connected and thereafter aim pockets of energy to the device in order to power it. Pockets of energy may be generated through constructive and destructive interferences, which may create null-spaces and spots of pockets of energy ranged into one or more radii from transmitter. Such feature may enable wireless power transmission through a selective range, which may limit operation area of electronic devices and/or may avoid formation of pockets of energy near and/or over certain areas, objects and people.

Wireless Charging and Powering of Electronic Devices in a Vehicle

Patent #: 9130397

Issue Date: 09/08/2015

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission for charging or powering one or more electronic devices inside a vehicle are disclosed. A transmitter capable of single or multiple pocket-forming may be connected to a car lighter, where this transmitter may include a circuitry module and an antenna array integrated within the transmitter, or operatively connected through a cable. This cable may allow the positioning of the antenna array in different locations inside the vehicle suitable for directing RF waves or pockets of energy towards one or more electronic devices. Transmitter’s configuration can be accessed by one or more electronic devices through Bluetooth communication in order to set up charging or powering priorities.

Portable Wireless Charging Pad

Patent #: 9143000

Issue Date: 09/22/2015

Summary: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for improved wireless charging pads for charging and/or powering electronic devices. Such pads may not require a power chord for connecting to a main power supply, for example a wall outlet. In contrast, power may be delivered wireless to the foregoing pads through pocket-forming. A transmitter connected to a power source may deliver pockets of energy to the pads which through at least one embedded receiver may convert such pockets of energy to power. Lastly, the pads may power and/or charge electronic devices through suitable wireless power transmission techniques such as magnetic induction, electrodynamics induction or pocket-forming.

Wall-mounted Wireless Power Transmitter with Folding Wings

Patent #: D747682

Issue Date: 01/19/2016

Summary: The ornamental design for a wall-mounted wireless power transmitter with folding wings, as shown and described.

Laptop Computer as a Transmitter for Wireless Charging

Patent #: 9252628

Issue Date: 02/02/2016

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission using a laptop computer may include a transmitter and/or a receiver embedded in the laptop screen. The embedded transmitter may emit RF waves for the generation of pockets of energy that may be utilized by receivers in peripheral devices for charging or powering. Meanwhile, the receiver embedded in the laptop computer may collect RF waves from a separate transmitter for charging or powering the laptop computer.

Table Top Wireless Power Transmitter with Folder Wings

Patent #: D756918

Issue Date: 05/24/2016

Summary: The ornamental design for a table top wireless power transmitter with folding wings, as shown and described.

Wall-mounted Wireless Power Transmitter with Slide-in Wings

Patent #: D756917

Issue Date: 05/24/2016

Summary: The ornamental design for a wall-mounted wireless power transmitter with slide-in wings, as shown and described.

Table Top Wireless Power Transmitter with Slide-in Wings

Patent #: D757648

Issue Date: 05/31/2016

Summary: The ornamental design for a table top wireless power transmitter with slide-in wings, as shown and described.

Off-premises Alert System and Method for Wireless Power Receivers in a Wireless Power Network

Patent #: 9368020

Issue Date: 06/14/2016

Summary: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to an off-premises alert system and method for one or more wireless power receivers in a wireless power network. The system and method may include automated software embedded on a wireless power receiver that may be triggered every time a wireless power receiver is turned on. The system and method may be employed in stores where customers may use wireless power receivers to charge their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and the like, while being inside the store. The method may prevent customers from not returning the wireless power receiver by producing an audible alert in the power receiver. If customer fails to return wireless power receiver, the method may then automatically report details regarding the lost wireless power receiver to an appropriate authority through automatic communication connection through any intervening network cloud-based media.

Transducer Sound Arrangement for Pocket-forming

Patent #: 9419443

Issue Date: 08/16/2016

Summary: The present disclosure describes a plurality of transducer arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The transducer arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.

Methods and Systems for Maximum Power Point Transfer in Receivers

Patent #: 9438046 

Issue Date: 9/6/16

Summary: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.

Methods and Systems for Maximum Power Point Transfer in Receivers

Patent #: 9438045

Issue Date: 9/6/16

Summary: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.

Display Screen with Graphical User Interface

Patent #: D765695

Issue Date: 9/6/16

Summary: An ornamental design for a graphical user interface as shown and described.

Display Screen with Graphical User Interface

Patent #: D765673

Issue Date: 9/6/16

Summary: An ornamental design for a graphical user interface as shown and described.

Antenna Arrangement for Pocket-forming

Patent #: 9450449

Issue Date: 9/20/16

Summary: The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The antenna arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.

Electronic Device with Graphical User Interface

Patent #: D771098

Issue Date: 11/8/16

Summary: An ornamental design for a graphical user interface as shown and described.

Display Screen with Graphical User Interface

Patent #:  D773,506

Issue Date: 12/9/16

Summary: Design for WattUp transmitter status.

Wireless Electrical Temperature Regulator for Food and Beverages

Patent #: US 9,521,926

Issue Date: 12/20/16

Summary: The present disclosure provides various methods, apparatus, and systems for wireless regulation of temperature of contents of a receptacle. The apparatus includes a receiver coupled to the receptacle, which receives pockets of energy generated in response to radio frequency waves. These radio frequency waves can be emitted by a pocket-forming transmitter in response to communication from the receptacle. The receiver coupled to the receptacle then provides electrical energy to a temperature regulating component associated with it. This temperature regulating component is configured to alter temperature of contents of the receptacle to desired temperature. Also disclosed is a cup containing liquids, such as beverages, which may be controllably heated to, or maintained at, a desired temperature using wireless power transmission.

System And Method For Smart Registration Of Wireless Power Receivers In A Wireless Power Network

Patent #: US 9,537,354

Issue Date: 1/3/17

Summary: A system and method for smart registration of wireless power receivers within a wireless power network is disclosed. Each wireless power device may include a universally unique identifier (UUID). Each wireless power device bought by a customer may be registered, at the time of purchase or later. The registry may be stored in an energy domain service, where energy domain service may be one or more cloud-based servers. The method for smart registration may include the steps of detecting a customer device; establishing a connection with a wireless power receiver to read its UUID; sending wireless power transmitter manager’s UUID and wireless power receiver’s UUID to energy domain service; inspecting wireless power transmitter manager registry; verifying wireless power receiver registry; authorizing power transfer to wireless power receiver; and reporting energy consumption for subsequent billing of customer depending on billing policy of wireless power transmitter manager specified within registry.

System And Method For Smart Registration Of Wireless Power Receivers In A Wireless Power Network

Patent #: US 9,538,382

Issue Date: 1/3/17

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Wireless Sound Charging Methods And Systems For Game Controllers, Based On Pocket-Forming

Patent #: US 9,537,357

Pub. Date: 11/12/15

Summary: The present invention provides wireless charging methods and systems for powering game controllers. The methods and systems may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to game console and game con­trollers, respectively. In other embodiments, the transmitters and receivers may be connected as a separate device to the game console and game controllers, respectively. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming utilizing sound waves.

Laptop Computer As A Transmitter For Wireless Sound Charging

Patent #: US 9,537,358

Pub. Date: 12/3/15

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless sound power transmission using a laptop computer may include a transmitter and/or a receiver embedded in the laptop screen. The embedded transmitter may emit SW waves for the generation of pockets of energy that may be utilized by receivers in peripheral devices for charging or powering. Meanwhile, the receiver embedded in the laptop computer may collect SW waves from a separate transmitter for charging or powering the laptop computer.

Laptop Computer with Antenna

Patent #: D784300

Pub. Date: 4/18/17

Summary: The ornamental design for a laptop computer with antenna, as shown and described.

Monitor with Antenna

Patent #: D784301

Pub. Date: 4/18/17

Summary: The ornamental design for a monitor with antenna, as shown and described.

Monitor with Antenna

Patent #: D784302

Pub. Date: 4/18/17

Summary: The ornamental design for a monitor with antenna, as shown and described.

Television with Antenna

Patent #: D784964

Pub. Date: 4/25/17

Summary: The ornamental design for a television with antenna as shown and described.

Television with Antenna

Patent #: D786836

Pub. Date: 5/18/17

Summary: The ornamental design for a television with antenna, as shown and described.

Systems and Methods for Wirelessly Delivering Power to Electronic Devices that are Unable to Communicate with a Transmitter

Patent #: 9,787,103

Pub. Date: 10/10/17

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-­dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Enhanced Transmitter using Frequency Control for Wireless Power Transmission

Patent #: 9,793,758

Pub. Date: 10/17/17

Summary: An enhanced transmitter for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The transmitter may be able to transmit radio frequency (RF) waves or pockets of energy for charging or powering an electronic device. The transmitter may include antenna element arrangements for receiving RF waves from a plurality of wireless sources and process them using a dedicated RF integrated circuit (RFIC) and set of antenna elements for receiving RF input signals from a plurality of wireless power sources. A digital signal processor (DSP) may be used to control reception using the dedicated RFIC and antenna elements of reception and to control transmission of wireless power selecting the transmitting RFICs and configuration of antenna elements to send RF waves or pockets of energy to a wireless receiver. The frequency of RF waves received may be sampled through a down converter array and line addressing devices to send the signals received to a micro-controller including a proprietary algorithm which control switching and processing necessary for faster and enhanced wireless power transmission, thus improving transmission efficiency.

Integrated Rectifier and Boost Converter for Boosting Voltage Received from Wireless Power Transmission Waves

Patent #: 9,800,172

Pub. Date: 10/24/17

Summary: A novel integrated rectifier and boost converter circuit architecture is disclosed. The rectifier architecture includes a plurality of identical half-bridge rectifiers connected to receiving antennas to convert wireless AC power into DC power. The integrated rectifier may be coupled in series with a charging inductor in a boost converter. The inductor may discharge upon operation of two microcontroller-driven switching transistors using predetermined threshold and timing scheme to tum on/off. The rectifier architecture may provide high power densities, improve efficiency at larger load currents, and may be enabled in an integrated circuit with eight RF signal inputs, eight half-bridge rectifiers, and eight DC outputs ganged together as single feed into the boost converter. The rectifier circuit topology may include a comparator driven by the boost controller with a proprietary algorithm which suits control for a maximum power point tracking functionality, and an external micro-controller for additional control of the boost converter.

Portable Wireless Charging Pad

Patent #: 9,800,080

Pub. Date: 10/24/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for improved wireless charging pads for charging and/or powering electronic devices. Such pads may not require a power cord for connecting to a main power supply, for example a wall outlet. In contrast, power may be delivered wireless to the foregoing pads through pocket-forming. A transmitter connected to a power source may deliver pockets of energy to the pads which through at least one embedded receiver may convert such pockets of energy to power.  Lastly, the pads may power and/or charge electronic devices through suitable wireless power transmission techniques such as magnetic induction, electrodynamics induction or pocket-forming.

Integrated Rectifier and Boost Converter for Wireless Power Transmission

Patent #: 9,806,564

Pub. Date: 10/31/17

Summary: A novel integrated rectifier and boost converter circuit architecture is disclosed. The rectifier architecture includes a plurality of identical half-bridge rectifiers connected to receiving antennas to convert wireless AC power into DC power. The integrated rectifier may be coupled in series with a charging inductor in a boost converter. The inductor may discharge upon operation of two micro-controller-driven switching transistors using predetermined threshold and timing scheme to turn on/off. The rectifier architecture may provide high power densities, improve efficiency at larger load currents, and may be enabled in an integrated circuit with eight RF signal inputs, eight half-bridge rectifiers, and eight DC outputs ganged together as single feed into the boost converter. The rectifier circuit topology may include a comparator driven by the boost controller with a proprietary algorithm which suits control for a maximum power point tracking functionality, and an external micro-controller for additional control of the boost converter.

Portable Wireless Charging Pad

Patent #: 9,812,890

Pub. Date: 11/07/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for improved wireless charging pads for charging and/or powering electronic devices. Such pads may not require a power cord for connecting to a main power supply, for example a wall outlet. In contrast, power may be delivered wireless to the foregoing pads through pocket-forming. A transmitter connected to a power source may deliver pockets of energy to the pads which through at least one embedded receiver may convert such pockets of energy to power.  Lastly, the pads may power and/or charge electronic devices through suitable wireless power transmission techniques such as magnetic induction, electrodynamics induction or pocket-forming

Portable Wireless Charging Pad

Patent #: 9,819,230

Pub. Date: 11/14/17

Summary: An enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The receiver may be able to convert RF waves into continuous, stable and suitable voltage or power that can be used for charging or powering an electronic device. The receiver may include an antenna array for extracting and rectifying power from RF waves or pockets of energy. An input boost converter in the receiver may step up and stabilize the rectified voltage, while charging a storage element in the receiver. An output boost converter in the receiver may step up the output voltage of the storage element to deliver continuous and suitable power or voltage to a load. A microcontroller in the receiver may perform power measurements at different nodes or sections to adjust the operation of the input and output boost converters so that load power requirements can be satisfied at all times.

Enhanced Transmitter that Selects Configurations of Antenna Elements for Performing Wireless Power Transmission and Receiving Functions

Patent #: 9,825,674

Pub. Date: 11/21/17

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy.  At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy.  The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three­-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology).  The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver.  The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions.  The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device.  Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Wireless Charging of Healthcare Gadgets and Sensors

Patent #: 9,824,815

Pub. Date: 11/21/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides wireless charging and powering methods for healthcare gadgets and wireless sensors. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming. The methods may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to medical devices and wireless sensors, respectively. In other embodiments, the receiver may be integrated into wireless sensors. In yet another embodiment, the transmitters may be positioned on strategic places so as to have a wider range for wireless power transmission to portable electronic medical devices and wireless sensors.

TV With Integrated Wireless Power Transmitter

Patent #: 9,831,718

Pub. Date: 11/28/17

Summary: Disclosed here is a TV system with an integrated wireless power transmitter.  The wireless power transmitter enables the TV system to provide a power source in the form of pockets of energy.  A wireless power receiver may be coupled to the electrical devices to receive an electrical power source and transfer it to the electrical device.  The receivers in the devices may capture energy from the pockets of energy formed by the wireless transmitter component in the TV system in order to power an electrical device.

Systems and Methods for Communication with Remote Management Systems

Patent #: 9,838,083

Pub. Date: 12/05/17

Summary: Various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for communication between wireless power transmission systems and remote management systems. The described systems include one or more wireless power transmitters, one or more wireless power receivers and one or more electronic devices. Electronic devices may be able to communicate with wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers using suitable communications channels. The disclosed systems are capable of performing system assessments and check-ups, periodically generating status reports and sending the status reports to a remote management system.

Wireless Power Transmitter that Selects Antenna Sets for Transmitter Wireless Power to a Receiver Based on Location of the Receiver, and Methods of Use Thereof

Patent #: 9,843,201

Pub. Date: 12/12/17

Summary: The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming.  Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power.  The antenna arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.

Wireless Sound Charging and Powering of Healthcare Gadgets and Sensors

Patent #: 9,843,229

Pub. Date: 12/12/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides wireless charging and powering methods for healthcare gadgets and wireless sensors.  The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming.  The methods may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers.  In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to medical devices and wireless sensors, respectively.  In other embodiments, the receiver may be integrated into wireless sensors.  In yet another embodiment, the transmitters may be positioned on strategic places so as to have a wider range for wireless power transmission to portable electronic medical devices and wireless sensors.

TV System with Wireless Power Transmitter

Patent #: 9,843,763

Pub. Date: 12/12/17

Summary: An apparatus for transmitting wireless power is provided. The apparatus comprising a television system and a transmitter coupled to the television system.  The transmitter is configured to emit a plurality of wireless power waves and define a pocket of energy thereby so that a receiver is able to interface with the pocket of energy and charge a device thereby, wherein the device is coupled to the receiver.

Social Power Sharing for Mobile Devices Based on Pocket-Forming

Patent #: 9,843,213

Pub. Date: 12/12/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides a method for wirelessly sharing power within multiple mobile devices connected to a power sharing community network using a mobile device application.  This method may provide an easy and effective way to wirelessly share power from a group of mobile devices to other mobile devices in need of charge, located within the same area, such as a train station, bus station, food courts, airport terminals, etc.  The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming.

Laptop Computer with Antenna

Patent #: D805,066

Pub. Date: 12/12/17

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Systems and Methods for Controlling Communication Between Wireless Power Transmitter Managers

Patent #: 9,847,679

Pub. Date: 12/19/17

Summary: A method for controlling communication between wireless power transmitter managers is disclosed.  According to some aspects of this embodiment, wireless power transmission system may include one or more wireless power transmitter managers and one or more wireless power receivers for powering various customer devices.  A WiFi connection may be established between wireless power transmitter managers to share information between system devices.  Wireless power transmitter managers may need to fulfill two conditions to control power transfer over a customer device; customer device’s signal strength threshold has to be significantly greater than 50%, such as 55% or more of the signal strength measured by all other wireless power transmitter managers, and has to remain significantly greater than 50% for a minimum amount of time.

Wireless Charging and Powering of Healthcare Gadgets and Sensors

Patent #: 9,847,677

Pub. Date: 12/19/17

Summary: The present disclosure provides wireless charging and powering methods for healthcare gadgets and wireless sensors.  The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming.  The methods may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers.  In some embodiments, the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to medical devices and wireless sensors, respectively.  In other embodiments, the receiver may be integrated into wireless sensors.  In yet another embodiment, the transmitters may be positioned on strategic places so as to have a wider range for wireless power transmission to portable electronic medical devices and wireless sensors.

Laptop Computer as a Transmitter for Wireless Charging

Patent #: 9,847,669

Pub. Date: 12/19/17

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission using a laptop computer may include a transmitter and/or a receiver embedded in the laptop screen.  The embedded transmitter may emit RF waves for the generation of pockets of energy that may be utilized by receivers in peripheral devices for charging or powering.  Meanwhile, the receiver embedded in the laptop computer may collect RF waves from a separate transmitter for charging or powering the laptop computer.

Systems and Methods for Device and Power Receiver Pairing

Patent #: 9,853,458

Pub. Date: 12/26/17

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Systems and Methods for Wireless Power Transmission

Patent #: 9,853,692

Pub. Date: 12/26/17

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Antenna for Wireless Charging Systems

Patent #: 9,853,485

Pub. Date: 12/26/17

Summary: A metamaterial system of a wireless transmission apparatus comprises a metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer comprises an array of unit cells wherein each of the unit cell comprises a surface having a metal patch with an aperture. The aperture is defined such that a periphery of the aperture is within a periphery of the surface by a spacing distance and an element is disposed within the aperture. The metamaterial system further comprises at least one input RF port placed on a backing layer disposed below the metamaterial layer such that there is no short-circuit between the conductive backing layer and the metamaterial layer; and at least one set of vias connecting the array of unit cells with the at least one input RF port.

Transmitters and Methods for Adjusting Wireless Power Transmission Based on Information from Receivers

Patent #: 9,859,756

Pub. Date: 01/02/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy.  At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy.  The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three ­dimensional space using a communication medium ( e.g., Bluetooth® technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires

Antenna Tile Arrangements in Electronic Device Enclosures

Patent #: 9,859,757

Pub. Date: 01/02/18

Summary: A system for wireless power transmission is provided.  The system comprises a speaker enclosure and a plurality of tiles positioned along the speaker enclosure.  At least one of the tiles comprises an antenna and a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) coupled to the antenna and the RFIC is configured to engage the antenna such that the antenna emits a plurality of wireless power waves defining a pocket of energy

Transducer Sound Arrangement for Pocket-Forming

Patent #: 9,859,758

Pub. Date: 01/02/18

Summary: The present disclosure describes a plurality of transducer arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming.  Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power.  The transducer arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.

Synchronous Rectifier Design for Wireless Power Receiver

Patent #: 9,859,797

Pub. Date: 01/02/18

Summary: Synchronous rectifier circuit topologies for a wireless power receiver receiving a supply of power from a wireless transmitter are disclosed.  The synchronous rectifier circuit topologies include a half-bridge diode-PET transistor rectifier for rectifying the wireless power into power including a DC waveform, using a control scheme that may be provided by a delay-locked loop clock, or phase shifters, or wavelength links to control conduction of FET transistors in the synchronous rectifier circuit topology, and maintaining a constant switching frequency to have the diodes, coupled to FET transistors, to allow current to flow through each one respectively at the appropriate timing, focusing on high conduction times.  The synchronous rectifier circuit topologies may enable power transfer of high-frequency signals at enhanced efficiency due to significant reduction of forward voltage drop and lossless switching.

Systems and Methods for Selecting which Power Transmitter Should Deliver Wireless Power to a Receiving Device in a Wireless Power Delivery Network

Patent #: 9,866,279

Pub. Date: 01/09/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy.  At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy.  A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application.  The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers.  Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application.  The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

System and Methods for Using a Remote Server to Authorize a Receiving Device that has Requested Wireless Power and to Determine Whether Another Receiving Device Should Request Wireless Power in a Wireless Power Transmission System

Patent #: 9,867,062

Pub. Date: 01/09/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Systems and Methods of Object Detection Using One or More Video Cameras in Wireless Power Charging Systems

Patent #: 9,871,387

Pub. Date: 01/16/18

Summary: Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pocket of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field (e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy. Video sensors capture actual video images of fields of view within the transmission field, and a processor identifies selected objects, selected events, and/or selected locations within the captured video images.

Integrated Miniature PIFA with Artificial Magnetic Conductor Metamaterials

Patent #: 9,871,301

Pub. Date: 01/16/18

Summary: Integrated antenna structures described herein may include planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) integrated with artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) metamaterials. The integrated metamaterial operatively coupled with the PIFA may function as an artificial magnetic reflector, sending all the energy radiated upwards, and thereby changing the original omnidirectional radiation pattern of the PIFA to a directional radiation pattern. The integrated antenna structures that include PIFAs and metamaterials may maintain a smaller form factor as compared to similar directional antennas, while exhibiting a suitable performance in terms of radiation efficiency, radiation pattern and impedance bandwidth.

Hybrid Charging Method for Wireless Power Transmission Based on Pocket-forming

Patent #: 9,871,398

Pub. Date: 01/16/18

Summary: The present disclosure provides a hybrid charging method for wireless power transmission based on pocket-forming. This method may extend the battery life of electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones, Bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket­forming, while including an additional source of energy (backup battery) in the receiver attached or connected to the electronic device.

Systems and Methods for Assigning Groups of Antennas to Transmit Wireless Power to Different Wireless Power Receivers

Patent #: 9,876,536

Pub. Date: 01/23/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium ( e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Secured Wireless Power Distribution System

Patent #: 9,876,380

Pub. Date: 01/23/18

Summary: A wireless power distribution system for military applications is disclosed. The system includes a wireless power transmitter coupled with a power source. The transmitter may form pockets of energy using controlled radio frequencies. Electrical equipment coupled with an electronic receiver may utilize pockets of energy formed by the transmitter to charge or power the electrical equipment. The transmitter coupled with a power source may be used in a fixed position or may be carried in a vehicle for portability.

Wireless Charging and Powering of Electronic Devices in a Vehicle

Patent #: 9,876,379

Pub. Date: 01/23/18

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission for charging or powering one or more electronic devices inside a vehicle are disclosed. A transmitter capable of single or multiple pocket-forming may be connected to a car lighter, where this transmitter may include a circuitry module and an antenna array integrated within the transmitter, or operatively connected through a cable. This cable may allow the positioning of the antenna array in different locations inside the vehicle suitable for directing RF waves or pockets of energy towards one or more electronic devices. Transmitter’s configuration can be accessed by one or more electronic devices through Bluetooth communication in order to set up charging or powering priorities.

System and Method to Control a Wireless Power Transmission System by Configuration of Wireless Power Transmission Control Parameters

Patent #: 9,876,648

Pub. Date: 01/23/18

Summary: A system and method to control a wireless power transmission system by configuration of wireless power transmission control parameters is disclosed. The configuration of the system may be performed by an operator using a standard web browser on a computing device where the system configuration GUI presented to the operator may be functionally identical regardless of the computing device running the browser. The system configuration GUI may be connected to system through a system configuration API. According to some aspects of this embodiment, a method to control wireless power transmission system by configuration of wireless power transmission control parameters may include accessing the system configuration GUI, displaying operational or other parameter to configure the system, selecting an operational parameter, configuring the selected operational parameter, and then continuing to configure others operational parameter if needed, storing configuration parameters in the computer memory, and communicating configuration parameters to others system computers.

Boost-Charger-Boost System for Enhanced Power Delivery

Patent #: 9,876,394

Pub. Date: 01/23/18

Summary: A controlled-power delivery system may operate with RF waves for supplying continuous and suitable power to a load. The controlled-power delivery system may include one or more receiving antennas, one or more rectifiers, a first boost converter, a charger, a storage element, and a second boost converter. The first boost converter may step up the rectified DC voltage obtained from the receiving antenna and rectifier to supply a suitable voltage level that can be used for charging the storage element. The second boost converter may increase the voltage from the storage element to a suitable level that may satisfy the power requirements of the load. The charger in conjunction with the first and second boost converters may be configured to allow a plurality of modes of operation for delivering power to the load and charging the storage element.

Systems and Methods for Using Servers to Generate Charging Schedules for Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Patent #: 9,882,394

Pub. Date: 01/30/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Cluster Management of Transmitters in a Wireless Power Transmission System

Patent #: 9,882,430

Pub. Date: 01/30/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Cluster Management of Transmitters in a Wireless Power Transmission System

Patent #: 9,882,395

Pub. Date: 01/30/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Wireless Power Delivery Using a Base Station to Control Operations of a Plurality of Wireless Power Transmitters

Patent #: 9,882,427

Pub. Date: 01/30/18

Summary: The present disclosure may provide a wireless power system which may be used to provide wireless power transmission (WPT) while using suitable WPT techniques such as pocket-forming. ·wireless power system may be used in a wireless powered house for providing power and charge to a plurality of mobile and non-mobile devices. Wireless powered house may include a single base station which may be connected to several transmitters. Base station may manage operation of every transmitter in an independently manner or may operate them as a single transmitter. Connection between base station and transmitters may be achieved through a plurality of techniques including wired connections and wireless connections. In some embodiments, transmitters may include one or more antennas connected to at least one radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC). Base station may include at least one micro-controller and a power source. In other embodiments, transmitters may include a plurality of antennas, a plurality of RFIC or a plurality of controllers. In addition, transmitters may include communications components which may allow for communication to various electronic equipment including phones, computers and others. Furthermore, wireless powered house may include a variety of protocols for powering devices; such protocols may be customized by the user.

Systems and Methods for Wireless Power Transmission by Comparing Voltage Levels Associated with Power Waves Transmitted by Antennas of a Plurality of Antennas of a Transmitter to Determine Appropriate Phase Adjustments for the Power Waves

Patent #: 9,887,739

Pub. Date: 02/06/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Systems and Methods for a Configuration Web Service to Provide Configuration of a Wireless Power Transmitter within a Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Patent #: 9,887,584

Pub. Date: 02/06/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Systems and Methods for a Configuration Web Service to Provide Configuration of a Wireless Power Transmitter within a Wireless Power Transmission System

Patent #: 9,891,669

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: A system and method for a configuration web service to provide configuration of a wireless power transmitter within a wireless power transmission system is disclosed. The wireless power transmitter configuration network may include at least one wireless power transmitter connected to an energy power source and at least one computer device which may communicate with each other through wireless or wired network connections, where each wireless power transmitter may include a distributed system database coupled to web service software. The operator/user may browse the specific URL or IP address associated with the configuration web page, which the wireless power transmitter may host and render, to specify the wireless power transmitter’s configuration information. The configuration web service may allow users to perform configurations with and without the need of an external network service in range and regardless of the physical location of the wireless power transmitter.

System and Method for Providing Health Safety in a Wireless Power Transmission System

Patent #: 9,893,554

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Methodology for Multiple Pocket-Forming

Patent #: 9,893,768

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth® technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Wireless Charging of Tools using a Toolbox Transmitter

Patent #: 9,893,555

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission for cordless power tools are disclosed. Wireless power transmission for charging one or more cordless power tools may include a toolbox with an embedded transmitter capable of emitting RF waves for the generation of pockets of energy; a battery attached or embedded in the toolbox to supply power to the transmitter; a cable that may connect toolbox’s battery to a suitable external power source for charging; and one or more cordless power tools which may include rechargeable batteries and receivers that may utilize pockets of energy for wireless charging or powering. When the battery in the toolbox is charged to suitable levels, the toolbox can be disconnected from the external power source and carried to an area or location where one or more cordless power tools may receive wireless charging.

Systems and Methods For Determining Optimal Charging Positions to Maximize Efficiency of Power Received from Wirelessly Delivered Sound Wave Energy

Patent #: 9,893,535

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: The present disclosure describes a methodology for tracking position and orientation of one or more electronic devices, which may receive charge through wireless sound power transmission based on pocket-forming, This methodology may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power, The transmitter may identify and locate the device to which the receiver is connected for subsequently charge and/or charge it. In order to increase charging and/or powering of electronic devices, a plurality of sensors may provide information determining the optimal position and/or orientation aimed to receive charge and/or power at the maximum available efficiency.

Systems and Methods of Object Detection in Wireless Power Charging Systems

Patent #: 9,893,538

Pub. Date: 02/13/18

Summary: Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pocket of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field ( e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy. Video sensors capture actual video images of fields of view within the transmission field, and a processor identifies selected objects, selected events, and/or selected locations within the captured video images.

Wireless Charging Methods and Systems for Game Controllers, Based on Pocket-Forming

Patent #: 9,899,861

Pub. Date: 02/20/18

Summary: The present invention provides wireless charging methods and systems for powering game controllers. The methods and systems may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to game console and game controllers, respectively. In other embodiments, the transmitters and receivers may be connected as a separate device to the game console and game controllers, respectively. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming.

Antenna for Wireless Charging Systems

Patent #: 9,899,744

Pub. Date: 02/20/18

Summary: A metamaterial system of a wireless transmission apparatus comprises a metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer comprises an array of unit cells wherein each of the unit cell comprises a surface having a metal patch with an aperture. The aperture is defined such that a periphery of the aperture is within a periphery of the surface by a spacing distance and an element is disposed within the aperture. The metamaterial system further comprises at least one input RF port placed on a backing layer disposed below the metamaterial layer such that there is no short-circuit between the conductive backing layer and the metamaterial layer; and at least one set of vias connecting the array of unit cells with the at least one input RF port.

Systems and Methods for Generating a Power Receiver Identifier in a Wireless Power Network

Patent #: 9,899,873

Pub. Date: 02/20/18

Summary: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to a system and method that may be used to generate a unique identifier for one or more wireless power devices such as one or more wireless power receivers, wireless power transmitters, GUI management devices, and system management servers among others, within a wireless power network. The method may use automated software embedded on a chip that may run when a wireless power device boots up for the first time. The unique ID may allow easy associations of wireless power devices with user defined names.

Systems and Methods for Configuring Operational Conditions for a Plurality of Wireless Power Transmitters at a System Configuration Interface

Patent #: 9,899,844

Pub. Date: 02/20/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Methods for Assigning Groups of Antennas of a Wireless Power Transmitter to Different Wireless Power Receivers, and Determining Effective Phases to Use for Wirelessly Transmitting Power Using the Assigned Groups of Antennas

Patent #: 9,900,857

Pub. Date: 02/20/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Systems and Methods of Transmitting Power Transmission Based on Signals Received at First and Second Subsets of a Transmitter’s Antenna Array

Patent #: 9,906,065

Pub. Date: 02/27/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Identifying Receivers in a Wireless Charging Transmission Field

Patent #: 9,906,275

Pub. Date: 02/27/18

Summary: Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics ( e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pockets of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field (e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy.

Receivers for Wireless Power Transmission

Patent #: 9,912,199

Pub. Date: 03/06/18

Summary: The present invention may provide various electric receiver arrangements which may be used to provide wireless power transmission using suitable power transmission techniques such as pocket-forming. In some embodiments, receivers may include at least one antenna connected to at least one rectifier and one power converter. In other embodiments, receivers including a plurality of antennas, a plurality of rectifiers or a plurality of power converters may be provided. In addition, receivers may include communications components which may allow for communication to various electronic equipment including transmitters, phones, computers and others. Lastly, various implementation arrangements may be provided for including receivers in electronic devices.

Systems and Methods for Automatically Testing the Communications between Power Transmitter and Wireless Receiver

Patent #: 9,917,477

Pub. Date: 03/13/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Systems and Methods for Wireless Power Transmission by Modifying a Number of Antenna Elements used to Transmit Power Waves to a Receiver

Patent #: 9,923,386

Pub. Date: 03/20/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Wireless Power Transmitters that Transmit at Determined Times based on Power Availability and Consumption at a Receiving Mobile Device

Patent #: 9,935,482

Pub. Date: 04/03/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy.  At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy.  The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium ( e.g., Wi-Fi technology) and use this medium to monitor the electronic device.  The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver.  The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions.  The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device.  Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

System and Method for Manually Selecting and Deselecting Devices to Charge in a Wireless Power Network

Patent #: 9,941,747

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: A system for selecting a deselecting charging devices in a wireless power network is disclosed here. The system includes a graphical user interface from which a user may select or deselect devices to be charged in a wireless power network. The disclosed system may store records from different components of a wireless power network into a database distributed throughout said network with copies stored within the memory of wireless power transmitters.

System and Method to Control a Wireless Power Transmission System by Configuration of Wireless Power Transmission Control Parameters

Patent #: 9,939,864

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.

Home Base Station for Multiple Room Coverage with Multiple Transmitter

Patent #: 9,941,707

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Wireless Power Transmission with Selective Range

Patent #: 9,941,754

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal ( e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals ( e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.

Systems and Methods of Object Detection in Wireless Power Charging Systems

Patent #: 9,941,752

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pocket of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field ( e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy. Video sensors capture actual video images of fields of view within the transmission field, and a processor identifies selected objects, selected events, and/or selected locations within the captured video images.

Wireless Sound Charging of Clothing and Smart Fabrics

Patent #: 9,941,705

Pub. Date: 04/09/18

Summary: The present invention provides various electric receiver arrangements included in clothing pieces that require electric current to perform tasks, such as warming, cooling and displaying. Suitable wireless sound power transmission techniques like pocket forming is used to provide the clothing pieces with wireless power. In some embodiments, receivers may include at least one sensor connected to at least one rectifier and one power converter. In other embodiments, receivers including a plurality of sensors, a plurality of rectifiers or a plurality of power converters may be provided, In addition, receivers may include communications components which may allow for communication to various electronic equipment including transmitters for controlling the temperature circuits.

Systems and Methods for Identifying Sensitive Objects in a Wireless Charging Transmission Field

Patent #: 9,948,135

Pub. Date: 04/17/18

Summary: Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics ( e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pockets of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field ( e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy.