Wireless energy transfer resonator thermal management

  • US 10,536,034 B2
  • Filed: 08/10/2017
  • Issued: 01/14/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A resonator structure for wireless power transfer, the structure comprising:

  • first and second members formed of magnetic material and disposed adjacent to one another to define a gap of 1 mm or less between the first and second members;

    a heatsink positioned adjacent to the first and second members;

    an electrical conductor comprising a plurality of loops and disposed on the first and second members;

    a thermal conductor that contacts at least one of the first and second members; and

    a cooling system configured so that during operation of the structure, a temperature of the heatsink is maintained below a critical temperature.

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