Systems and methods of providing wireless power using receiver device sensor inputs

  • US 10,128,699 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2016
  • Issued: 11/13/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for wireless power transmission comprising:

  • at a wireless power transmitter comprising a communications component, antennas that are distinct from the communications component, and one or more processors;

    requesting, via the communications component, sensor data from a receiver device;

    receiving, via the communications component, sensor data from the receiver device in response to the request, wherein the sensor data is generated by one or more sensors of the receiver device;

    determining, by the one or more processors, whether the receiver device is in a proscribed state for wireless power reception based, on the received sensor data; and

    in accordance with determining that the receiver device is not in the proscribed state;

    transmitting, by antennas of the wireless power transmitter, a plurality of wireless power transmission waves to the receiver device so that each wireless power transmission wave of the plurality of wireless power transmission waves constructively interferes with at least one other wireless power transmission wave of the plurality of wireless power transmission waves.

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