Receiver devices configured to determine location within a transmission field

  • US 10,523,033 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2015
  • Issued: 12/31/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/15/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • receiving, by a receiver device, from a transmitter device, an exploratory power wave and a communications signal requesting a feedback communications signal based upon the exploratory power wave, the feedback communications signal indicating waveform characteristics of the exploratory power wave, wherein the communications signal is transmitted along a first axis from the transmitter device to the receiver device;

    deriving, by the receiver device, a location of the receiver device based at least in part upon the waveform characteristics of the exploratory power wave;

    transmitting, by the receiver device, the feedback communications signal containing data indicating the location of the receiver device relative to the transmitter device within a transmission field, wherein the data contained in the feedback communications signal causes the transmitter device to transmit a second communications signal to the receiver device along a second axis that is distinct from the first axis;

    receiving, by the receiver device, a second exploratory power wave and the second communications signal requesting a second feedback communications signal based upon the second exploratory power wave; and

    transmitting, by the receiver device, the second feedback communications signal containing data indicating a comparatively more granular location of the receiver device relative to the transmitter device within the transmission field.

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