System and methods for wireless power transmission to an electronic device in accordance with user-defined restrictions

  • US 10,206,185 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2013
  • Issued: 02/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/10/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wireless power transmitter comprising:

  • a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas configured to transmit two or more RF power waves such that the two or more RF power waves converge to form controlled constructive interference, in accordance with one or more RF power wave characteristics;

    a micro-controller configured to;

    receive from a user device a coded signature signal, wherein the user device is coupled with a receiver,authenticate the receiver as authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter according to the coded signature signal, andin accordance with determining that the receiver is authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter, obtain from the receiver a set of user-defined restrictions used to determine when wireless power may be transmitted by the wireless power transmitter to the receiver;

    cause the plurality of RF antennas to transmit the two or more RF power waves with the one or more RF power wave characteristics when the set of user-defined restrictions indicate that wireless power may be transmitted, wherein energy from the two or more RF power waves is used by the receiver to provide power to the user device; and

    a communication component configured to receive from the receiver the coded signature signal identifying the receiver.

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