Systems and methods for wireless power system with improved performance and/or ease of use

  • US 10,186,372 B2
  • Filed: 12/07/2017
  • Issued: 01/22/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/16/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A resonator connector for a wireless power transfer system, the resonator connector comprising:

  • one or more conducting materials to carry electricity between two or more electromagnetic resonators;

    a first plug coupled with the one or more conducting materials, the first plug being connectable to source electromagnetic resonators, device electromagnetic resonators, and repeater electromagnetic resonators;

    a second plug coupled with the one or more conducting materials, the second plug being connectable to the source electromagnetic resonators, the device electromagnetic resonators, and the repeater electromagnetic resonators; and

    an impedance module coupled with the one or more conducting materials, the impedance module comprising an impedance matching network;

    wherein the impedance module is configurable to adjust electrical properties of the one or more conducting materials, using the impedance matching network, when the resonator connector electrically couples together the two or more electromagnetic resonators of the wireless power transfer system comprising at least three electromagnetic resonators, so as to improve power transfer efficiency among the at least three electromagnetic resonators of the wireless power transfer system, the at least three electromagnetic resonators including the two or more electromagnetic resonators.

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