Intellectual Property

Energous is a fabless semiconductor company that also offers licenses to proprietary technologies covering innovative products within the WattUp® wireless charging 2.0 ecosystem. We offer licenses to our manufacturing partners and other strategic partners working to incorporate our proprietary technologies into electronic devices.

A partnership and license with Energous may allow access to proprietary chip technology and design libraries, scalable transmitter and receiver reference designs for Near Field, Mid Field, and Far Field applications (including associated antenna designs), and software stacks from device firmware (e.g., for managing/ controlling/ optimizing transmitter and receiver functions) to cloud-based enterprise management tools. Energous also provides strategic partners with 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patent #: D765695

    Issue Date: 9/6/16

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

  • Patent #: D765673

    Issue Date: 9/6/16

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

  • 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.

  • Patent #: D771098

    Issue Date: 11/8/16

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

  • Patent #:  D773,506

    Issue Date: 12/9/16

    Summary: Design for WattUp transmitter status.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patent #: D784300

    Pub. Date: 4/18/17

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

  • Patent #: D784301

    Pub. Date: 4/18/17

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

  • Patent #: D784302

    Pub. Date: 4/18/17

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

  • Patent #: D784964

    Pub. Date: 4/25/17

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

  • Patent #: D786836

    Pub. Date: 5/18/17

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patent #: D805,066

    Pub. Date: 12/12/17

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Patent #: 9,954,374

    Pub. Date: 04/24/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 9,966,784

    Pub. Date: 05/08/18

    Summary: The present disclosure provides a method for improving battery life of electronic devices such as Bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others running on small batteries, for example coin batteries, The method may include wireless sound power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming, while including receivers and capacitors in the aforementioned devices. Wirelessly charged capacitors may provide sufficient power on which devices may nm, and thus, battery life of such electronic devices may be enhanced.

  • Patent #: 9,965,009

    Pub. Date: 05/08/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 9,967,743

    Pub. Date: 05/08/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 9,966,765

    Pub. Date: 05/08/18

    Summary: An apparatus for wireless power transmission is provided. The apparatus comprises a transmitter comprising a first antenna element and a second antenna element. The transmitter is configured to emit a first signal by the first antenna element and a second signal by the second antenna element. The first signal comprises a plurality of wireless power waves establishing a pocket of energy. The second signal is different from the first signal. The second signal provides Wi-Fi access.

  • Patent #: 9,973,021

    Pub. Date: 05/15/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 9,973,008

    Pub. Date: 05/15/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 9,979,440

    Pub. Date: 05/22/18

    Summary: A system for wireless power transmission is provided. The system comprises a plurality of tiles configured to operate as one functional unit. 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.

  • Patent #: 9,991,741

    Pub. Date: 06/05/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,003,211

    Pub. Date: 06/19/18

    Summary: The present disclosure provides a method for improving battery life of electronic devices such as Bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others running on small batteries, for example coin batteries. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming, while including receivers and capacitors in the aforementioned devices. Wirelessly charged capacitors may provide sufficient power on which devices may run, and thus, battery life of such electronic devices may be enhanced.

  • Patent #: 10,008,886

    Pub. Date: 06/26/18

    Summary: A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter configured to transmit power waves including printed circuit boards where a printed circuit board and antenna boards, where each antenna board comprises one or more antenna elements, at least one antenna board resides on a printed circuit board, and the at least one antenna board is connected with a power feeding line. The transmitter further includes a heat sink attached to the at least one printed circuit board, wherein placement of the heat sink with respect to the at least one antenna board comprising the one or more antenna elements and shape of the heat sink is configured such that the heat sink operates as a reflector to direct wireless power waves transmitted from the at least one antenna board in a pre-determined direction.

  • Patent #: 10,008,889

    Pub. Date: 06/26/18

    Summary: Disclosed here are wireless power delivery systems including one or more wireless power transmitters and one or more power receivers. Disclosed here are methods of using self-test software for fault detection in wireless power receivers. The methods include the analysis of one or more system operational metrics to evaluate the status of wireless power receivers. The results of the tests may be sent to wireless power transmitters to further analysis; all test results ultimately are sent to the operator of the wireless power delivery system.

  • Patent #: 10,008,875

    Pub. Date: 06/26/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,014,728

    Pub. Date: 07/03/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,020,678

    Pub. Date: 07/09/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,021,523

    Pub. Date: 07/10/18

    Summary: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.

  • Patent #:D822,701

    Pub. Date: 07/10/18

    Summary: Representative Figure

    Systems and Methods for Generating and Transmitting Wireless Power Transmission Waves using Antennas having a Spacing that is Selected by the Transmitter

  • Patent #: 10,027,168

    Pub. Date: 07/17/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,027,180

    Pub. Date: 07/17/18

    Summary: A wireless power receiver including an antenna to receive radio frequency (RF) waves via a plurality of slots defined by a metal plate. Each slot comprises at least two continuous segments that are orthogonally positioned relative to each other, where: (i) a first segment of the at least two continuous segments is defined by the metal plate in a first planar dimension and receives RF waves having a first polarization; and (ii) a second segment of the at least two continuous segments is defined by the metal plate in a second planar dimension and receives RF waves having a second polarization. The receiver further includes a circuit configured to convert the RF waves received by the antenna into power for powering a device. Additionally, the antenna is coupled with the circuit, and the metal plate at least partially houses the circuit, and operates as a heat sink for the circuit.

  • Patent #: 10,027,159

    Pub. Date: 07/17/18

    Summary: An antenna may include an electromagnetic band gap (EBG) ground plane, and a plurality of unit cells that are periodically spaced and inclusive of respective dipole antennas, and positioned over the EBG ground plane.

  • Patent #: 10,027,158

    Pub. Date: 07/17/18

    Summary: Disclosed is a system including RF circuitry configured to generate an RF signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the RF signal and to cause an RF energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the RF energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.

  • Patent #: 10,033,222

    Pub. Date: 07/24/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,038,337

    Pub. Date: 07/30/18

    Summary: The present disclosure may provide an electric transmitter which may be used to provide wireless power transmission (WPT) while using suitable WPT techniques such as pocket­forming. Transmitter may operate as power source for rescue devices where wired power sources are not feasible because local infrastructure may be damaged or destroyed. In some embodiments, transmitters may include one or more antennas connected to at least one radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) and one microcontroller. 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, GPS and others.

  • Patent #: 10,038,332

    Pub. Date: 07/30/18

    Summary: Disclosed is a system including RF circuitry configured to generate an RF signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the RF signal and to cause an RF energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the RF energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells

  • Patent #: 10,050,470

    Pub. Date: 08/14/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,050,462

    Pub. Date: 08/14/18

    Summary: The present disclosure provides a method for wirelessly sharing power among 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 one or more 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.

  • Patent #: 10,056,782

    Pub. Date: 08/21/18

    Summary: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves emitted from a visual output device 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.

  • Patent #: 10,063,064

    Pub. Date: 08/28/18

    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, and embodiments disclosed herein also relate to systems and methods for generating a power receiver identifier in a wireless power network. One example method enables receipt of wireless power in an apparatus including a processor, a memory and a receiver. The method includes: determining, by the processor, that an identification value for the apparatus is not stored in the memory. The method also includes generating, by the processor, an identification value for the apparatus after determining that no identification value is stored: and transmitting, by the processor, the generated identification value. In some embodiments, after transmitting the generated identification value, the receiver in the apparatus receives power from three-dimensional pockets of energy formed by power transmission signals.

  • Patent #: 10,063,106

    Pub. Date: 08/28/18

    Summary: A system and method for a self-system analysis in a wireless power transmission network is disclosed. According to some aspects of this disclosure a wireless power transmission network may include one or more wireless power transmitter managers, one or more wireless power receivers, servers, and clouds within a local network to provide wireless power transfer to electronic devices. Wireless power devices in the network may establish, but is not limited to a WiFi connection to share information among all the wireless power devices in the system. Wireless power transmitter managers may monitor everything that happens in the network. If a problem is detected by the wireless power transmitter manager, an analysis of the issue may be done by any device in the network with a copy of the device database. Then a recommendation may be generated for enhancing the system.

  • Patent #: 10,063,108

    Pub. Date: 08/28/18

    Summary: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.

  • Patent #: 10,063,105

    Pub. Date: 08/28/18

    Summary: An antenna for transmitting wireless power signals. The antenna may include multiple horizontal resonator elements, where each horizontal resonator element is at least in part planar, vertically aligned, and in parallel with one another.

  • Patent #: 10,068,703

    Pub. Date: 09/24/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,075,008

    Pub. Date: 09/11/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,075,017

    Pub. Date: 09/11/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,079,515

    Pub. Date: 09/18/18

    Summary: An example radio frequency (RF) charging pad includes: at least one processor for monitoring an amount of energy that is transferred from the RF charging pad to an RF receiver of an electronic device. The pad also includes: one or more transmitting antenna elements that are in communication with the processor for transmitting RF signals to the RF receiver. In some embodiments, each respective transmitting antenna element includes: (i) a conductive line forming a meandered line pattern; (ii) a first terminal of the conductive line for receiving current at one or more frequencies controlled by the processor; and (iii) one or more adaptive load terminals coupled with a plurality of respective components that allows for modifying an impedance value at each of the adaptive load terminals. In some embodiments, the processor adaptively adjusts the frequency and/or the impedance value to optimize the amount of energy that is transferred from the one or more transmitting antenna elements to the RF receiver.

  • Patent #: 10,090,699

    Pub. Date: 10/02/18

    Summary: The present disclosure may provide a wireless power system which may be used to provide wireless power transmission while using pocket-forming. The wireless power system may be used in a house for providing power and charge to a plurality of mobile and non-mobile devices. The house may include a single base station that may be connected to several transmitters. The base station may manage operation of every transmitter in an independently manner or may operate them as a single transmitter. The connection between the base station and transmitters may be achieved through a plurality of techniques including wired connections and wireless connections. The base station may include at least one micro-controller and a power source.

  • Patent #: 10,090,886

    Pub. Date: 10/02/18

    Summary: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits power transmission signals (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. Example methods for controlling the transmission are also disclosed, one such method including: (i) storing, in a storage, respective user-defined charging schedule data that is associated with a respective receiver of one or more receivers, (ii) determining, based on the user-defined charging schedule data, respective time periods at which to transmit power transmission waves to each receiver of the one or more receivers, including a first time period during which to transmit power transmission waves to a first receiver of the one or more receivers, and (iii) based upon determining a location of the first receiver during the first time period, causing the two or more antenna elements to transmit power transmission waves that constructively interfere to provide pocket-forming energy at the first receiver.

  • Patent #: 10,103,582

    Pub. Date: 10/16/18

    Summary: The present disclosure may provide various electric transmitter arrangements which may be used to provide wireless power transmission (WPT) while using suitable WPT techniques such as pocket-forming. In some embodiments, transmitters may include one or more antennas connected to at least one radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) and one microcontroller, 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.

  • Patent #: 10,103,552

    Pub. Date: 10/16/18

    Summary: One example embodiment of a wireless power transmitter described herein includes: a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas configured to transmit RF power waves such that they converge to form controlled constructive interference. The example embodiment also includes: a micro-controller configured to: receive from a user device a coded signature signal (and the user device is coupled with a receiver), authenticate the receiver as authorized to receive wireless power from the transmitter according to the coded signature signal, in accordance with determining that the receiver is authorized, obtain from the receiver a set of user-defined restrictions used to determine when wireless power may be transmitted to the receiver; and cause the RF antennas to transmit the RF power waves when the set of user-defined restrictions indicate that wireless power may be transmitted. The example embodiment also includes: a communication component configured to receive from the receiver the coded signature signal.

  • Patent #: 10,116,170

    Pub. Date: 10/30/18

    Summary: The embodiments described herein include a wireless power receiver. One such receiver includes: (i) a first rectifier configured to rectify a first power received at a first antenna, (ii) a second rectifier configured to rectify a second power received at a second antenna, (iii) a controller configured to transmit an operational instruction to an input boost converter to adjust the first rectified power in response to determining that the power extracted by the receiver is less than a global power maximum based upon the first rectified power and the second rectified power, and (iv) an output boost converter configured to adjust the power provided to a load associated with the receiver. The controller is configured to: (a) determine load requirements for the load and (b) transmit one or more operational instructions to at least one of the input boost converter and the output boost converter based upon the load requirements.

  • Patent #: 10,116,162

    Pub. Date: 10/30/18

    Summary: Disclosed are devices and methods of wirelessly charging an electronic device. An example device disclosed is a near-field transmitter. The near-field transmitter includes (i) a metal layer having an interior perimeter that surrounds an aperture defined by the metal layer, (ii) a patch antenna configured to radiate an RF energy signal having a plurality of different harmonic frequencies including a center frequency, and (iii) a harmonic RF filter positioned on at least the patch antenna. The harmonic RF filer is configured to suppress radiation of any of the plurality of different harmonic frequencies, except for the center frequency, when the RF energy signal is radiated by the patch antenna and the RF energy signal interacts with the harmonic RF filter.

  • Patent #: 10,116,143

    Pub. Date: 10/30/18

    Summary: A plurality of integrated antenna structures may be formed in flat panel antenna arrays which may be arranged in equally spaced grid and may be used in transmitters for sending focused RF waves towards a receiver for wireless power charging or powering. Each of the integrated antenna structures may include PIFAs integrated with AMC metamaterials. As a result of their high directionality and form factor, the integrated antenna structures may be placed very close together, thus enabling the integration of a high number of integrated antenna structures in a single flat panel antenna array which may fit about 400+ integrated antenna structures. Each integrated antenna structure in the flat panel antenna arrays may be operated independently, thus enabling an enhanced control over the pocket forming. In addition, the higher number of integrated antenna structures may contribute to a higher gain for the flat panel antenna arrays.

  • Patent #: 10,122,219

    Pub. Date: 11/06/18

    Summary: Systems, methods, and devices for using an existing components of a battery as an antenna for receiving wirelessly delivered power from radio frequency power waves are provided. A wireless power receiver includes a first connection with a battery. The first connection is configured to receive an alternating current that is generated by reception of wirelessly delivered radio frequency (RF) power signals. The RF power signals are received by at least a part of the battery that is acting as an antenna. The wireless power receiver further includes power conversion circuitry that is electrically coupled to the first connection with the battery. The power conversion circuitry is configured to convert the alternating current into a direct current (DC) voltage that is used to charge the battery.

  • Patent #: D832,782

    Pub. Date: 11/06/18

    Representative Figure: 

    Patent D832,782 Wireless Charging Device

  • Patent #: D832,783

    Pub. Date: 11/06/18

    Representative Figure: 

    Patent D832,783 Wireless Charging Device

  • Patent #: 10,122,415

    Pub. Date: 11/06/18

    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.

  • Patent #: 10,128,699

    Pub. Date: 11/13/18

    Summary: A method for wireless power transmission is performed at a wireless power transmitter.  The method includes: (i) requesting sensor data from a receiver device; (ii) receiving sensor data from the receiver device in response to the request, wherein the sensor data is generated by one or more sensors of the receiver device; and (iii) determining whether the receiver device is in a proscribed state for wireless power reception based on the received sensor data.  The method further includes, in accordance with determining that the receiver device is not in the proscribed state: transmitting, by antennas of the wireless power transmitter, a plurality of wireless power transmission waves to the receiver device so that each wireless power transmission wave of the plurality of wireless power transmission waves constructively interferes with at least one other wireless power transmission wave of the plurality of wireless power transmission waves.

  • Patent #: 10,128,693

    Pub. Date: 11/13/18

    Summary: Embodiments directed to providing health safety in a wireless power transmission systems are disclosed herein. One embodiment includes a processing apparatus with a processor; a data storage; and one or more wireless power transmitters each including at least two antennas.  The one or more wireless power transmitters receive instructions from the processing apparatus that cause the transmitters to transmit RF waves that constructively interfere to provide wirelessly delivered power to one or more receivers.  The processing apparatus receives and processes wireless power proscribing data for each respective receiver, respective wireless power proscribing data including at least one user-specified circumstance that a user inputs as to when a respective electronic device coupled with the respective receiver is in use; and the processing apparatus causes transmission of the RF waves by the transmitters in accordance with determining that the at least one user-specified circumstance is not present at the respective electronic device.

  • Patent #: 10,128,686

    Pub. Date: 11/13/18

    Summary: An example method disclosed herein includes: acquiring, by at least one sensor in communication with a transmitter, data indicating a location of an electrical apparatus within a transmission field of the transmitter. The transmitter is in communication with a mapping memory that stores information that identifies a set of receivers that has each been designated to receive power waves from the transmitter. The method also includes: determining, by the transmitter, using the mapping memory and the data indicating the location of the electrical apparatus, whether the electrical apparatus is a respective receiver of the set of receivers. The method further includes: transmitting, by the transmitter, power waves to the electrical apparatus upon determining that the electrical apparatus is the respective receiver, wherein the power waves are transmitted to converge in a three dimensional space to form one or more pockets of energy at the location associated with the electrical apparatus.

  • Patent #: 10,124,754

    Pub. Date: 11/13/18

    Summary: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission for charging or powering one or more electronic sensors or devices within a vehicle are disclosed. Wireless power transmission for powering or charging one or more electronic sensors or devices within a vehicle may include a transmitter capable of emitting RF waves for the generation of pockets of energy; and one or more electronic sensors or electronic devices operatively coupled or otherwise embedded with one or more receivers that may utilize these pockets of energy for charging or powering. Such sensors or electronic devices may range from tire pressure gauges, security alarm sensors, rear window defrosters to audio speakers.

  • Patent #: 10,128,695

    Pub. Date: 11/13/18

    Summary: The present disclosure provides a method of wireless transmission of power and Wi-Fi signals to electronic devices.  The method includes identifying a first receiver that is associated with a first electronic device that requires power and a second receiver that is associated with a second electronic device that requires Wi-Fi signals, generating RF signals at least in part by converting power provided by a power source, where the transmitter includes a first set of antennas for transmitting RF signals and a second set of antennas for transmitting Wi-Fi signals, and transmitting, to the first receiver, the RF signals using at least two antennas of the first set of antennas connected to the transmitter.