Methods and systems for maximum power point transfer in receivers

  • US 10,116,170 B1
  • Filed: 09/02/2016
  • Issued: 10/30/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wireless power receiver comprising:

  • a first rectifier coupled to a first antenna, and configured to rectify a first power received at the first antenna and generate a first rectified power;

    a second rectifier coupled to a second antenna, and configured to rectify a second power received at the second antenna and generate a second rectified power;

    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

    an output boost converter configured to adjust the power provided to a load associated with the receiver,wherein the controller is configured to;

    determine load requirements for the load associated with the receiver; and

    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 for the load associated with the receiver.

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