Hybrid Wi-Fi and power router transmitter

  • US 10,128,695 B2
  • Filed: 06/25/2013
  • Issued: 11/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for wireless transmission of power and wireless communication signals to portable electronic devices, comprising:

  • 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 wireless communication signals;

    generating, using a radio frequency (RF) circuit connected to a transmitter, RF signals at least in part by converting power provided by a power source, wherein the transmitter (i) is connected to the power source and (ii) includes a first set of antennas for transmitting RF signals and a second set of antennas for transmitting wireless communication signals;

    transmitting, to the first receiver, the RF signals using at least two antennas of the first set of antennas connected to the transmitter, wherein the RF signals are transmitted so that they constructively interfere proximate to the first electronic device; and

    while transmitting the RF signals using the at least two antennas of the first set of antennas, simultaneously transmitting, to the second receiver, wireless communication signals using the second set of antennas.

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