Cluster management of transmitters in a wireless power transmission system

  • US 10,193,396 B1
  • Filed: 03/04/2016
  • Issued: 01/29/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of assigning wireless power transmitters to wireless power receivers, comprising:

  • at a first power transmitter designated to assign other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more power receivers, the other power transmitters are in wireless communication with the first power transmitter;

    periodically receiving, from each of the other power transmitters, signals including information identifying respective power transfer attributes associated with transmissions of wireless power from each of the other power transmitters to one or more wireless power receivers;

    generating, based on the power transfer attributes, an assignment list that assigns each of the other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more of the wireless power receivers;

    periodically updating the assignment list based on the periodically received signals; and

    sending, to each of the other power transmitters, instructions to begin transmitting wireless power waves to respective assigned wireless power receivers in accordance with the updated assignment list.

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