Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

We are a technology company offering numerous innovative products related to the WattUp® ecosystem. We license our products and related intellectual property to leverage strategic partnerships.

A partnership and license with Energous may include proprietary chip technology and design libraries, scalable transmitter and receiver reference designs, software stacks from device firmware to cloud-based enterprise management tools, high volume technology transfer readiness documentation, custom design and applications engineering support, as well as patent, know-how and comprehensive intellectual property coverage.

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Energous Patent Information

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.