System and method for enabling automatic charging schedules in a wireless power network to one or more devices

  • US 10,090,886 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 10/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for controlling wireless power delivery, comprising:

  • a transmitter comprising;

    two or more antenna elements;

    a power transmission signal circuit, operatively coupled to the two or more antenna elements;

    a processor, operatively coupled to the power transmission signal circuit, wherein the processor is configured to;

    control transmission of power transmission waves that constructively interfere to provide pocket-forming energy in three-dimensional space to one or more receivers via the two or more antenna elements and the power transmission signal circuit, anda storage, operatively coupled to the processor, the storage being configured to store respective user-defined charging schedule data that is associated in the storage with a respective receiver of the one or more receivers,wherein the processor is further configured to;

    determine, 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, wherein the first time period is determined based on user-defined charging schedule data that is associated in the storage with the first receiver; and

    based upon determining a location of the first receiver during the first time period, cause the two or more antenna elements to transmit power transmission waves that constructively interfere to provide pocket-forming energy at the location of the first receiver.

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