WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH RESONATOR ARRAYS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

  • US 20120248888A1
  • Filed: 11/07/2011
  • Published: 10/04/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2008
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A medical device-powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply, first electromagnetic resonator having a mode with a resonant frequency ω

  • 1, an intrinsic loss rate Γ

    1, and a first Q-factor Q1

    1/2Γ

    1, the wireless receiver comprising;

    a load configured to power an implantable medical device using electrical power; and

    a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed within the medical device and configured to be coupled to the load, the second electromagnetic resonator having a mode with a resonant frequency ω

    2, an intrinsic loss rate Γ

    2, and a second Q-factor Q2

    2/2Γ

    2,at least one other electromagnetic resonator configured with the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator in an array of electromagnetic resonators to distribute power over an area; and

    wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator.

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