Systems and methods for identifying receiver locations using sensor technologies

  • US 10,128,686 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/2015
  • Issued: 11/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/22/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for wireless power transmission comprising:

  • 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, wherein;

    the transmitter is in communication with a mapping memory, andthe mapping memory stores information that identifies a set of receivers that has each been designated to receive power waves from the transmitter;

    determining, by the transmitter, using the information stored in 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 that has been designated to receive power from the transmitter; and

    transmitting, by the transmitter, power waves to the electrical apparatus upon determining that the electrical apparatus is the respective receiver of the set of receivers that has been designated to receive power from the transmitter, 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.

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