User-configured operational parameters for wireless power transmission control

  • US 10,790,674 B2
  • Filed: 02/20/2018
  • Issued: 09/29/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for configuring a wireless power transmission system, the method comprising:

  • providing, via a web service associated with the wireless power transmitter, configuration web pages to a device associated with an operator of a wireless power transmitter, wherein a user-configured operational parameter is received via the web service of the wireless power transmitter after the operator inputs the user-configured operational parameter at one of the configuration web pages;

    receiving, by the wireless power transmitter, the user-configured operational parameter that includes information identifying a plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter, wherein at least some of the plurality of electronic devices identified by the user-configured operational parameter were authorized, via user input received at one of the configuration web pages, to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter during installation of the wireless power transmitter;

    detecting, by the wireless power transmitter, an electronic device within wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter;

    in response to detecting the electronic device within the wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter, determining whether the electronic device is one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter; and

    in accordance with a determination that the electronic device is one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter;

    transmitting, by two or more antennas of the wireless power transmitter, wireless power transmission signals that constructively interfere proximate to a wireless power receiver coupled to the electronic device, wherein the wireless power receiver uses energy from the wireless power transmission signals to power or charge the electronic device;

    detecting, by the wireless power transmitter, another electronic device within the wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter;

    in response to detecting the other electronic device within the wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter, determining whether the other electronic device is one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter; and

    in accordance with a determination that the other electronic device is not one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter;

    storing, in a memory of the wireless power transmitter, identification information associated with the other electronic device; and

    providing a notification to an operator that the other electronic device needs to be authorized to receive wireless power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter.

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