Systems and methods for selecting antennas to generate and transmit power transmission waves

  • US 10,020,678 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/2015
  • Issued: 07/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for wireless power transmission, the system comprising:

  • one or more transmitters, a respective transmitter of the one or more transmitters comprising one or more antenna arrays configured to transmit power waves, wherein;

    a first antenna of a first antenna array of the one or more antenna arrays is located at a distance from a second antenna of a second antenna array of the one or more antenna arrays such that power waves transmitted by the first antenna and the second antenna are directed to form a pocket of energy to provide power to a targeted electronic device;

    the respective transmitter is configured to determine the distance between the first and second antennas;

    based upon one or more parameters received in a communication signal from the targeted electronic device, andto allow a desired mutual coupling effect between the first and second antennas; and

    the mutual coupling effect is inductive or capacitive coupling between the first and second antennas.

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