Systems and methods for wirelessly delivering power to electronic devices in response to commands received at a wireless power transmitter

  • US 10,498,144 B2
  • Filed: 10/10/2017
  • Issued: 12/03/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for wirelessly delivering power to an electronic device, the method comprising:

  • in response to an input being received at a button in communication with a transmitter and before receiving any signals identifying a location of a receiving electronic device, transmitting, by the transmitter, without identifying the location of the electronic device, a first plurality of RF power transmission waves that converges at a first distance away from the transmitter;

    ceasing to transmit the first plurality of RF power transmission waves when the electronic device has received a sufficient amount of power to communicate with the transmitter; and

    transmitting, by the transmitter, a second plurality of RF power transmission waves that converges at a second distance away from the transmitter that differs from the first distance, the second distance corresponding to the location of the receiving electronic device,wherein the receiving electronic device is configured to convert energy from the first and second pluralities of RF power transmission waves into usable power that powers the receiving electronic device or charges a battery of the receiving electronic device.

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