Remote charging system for a vehicle

  • US 6,114,834 A
  • Filed: 11/08/1999
  • Issued: 09/05/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A remote power system, comprising:

  • a source of energy;

    a power transmission unit operably connected to said energy source, comprising;

    power unit transmitter means selectively activatable between on and off conditions, said power transmitter means in said on condition transmitting said energy as a directional wireless power beam,power unit communication means for receiving a vehicle communication signal,power unit controller means operably connected to said power unit communication means and said power transmitter means for activating said power transmitting means between said on and off conditions as a function of said received vehicle communication signal; and

    a first surface vehicle including a power receiver system comprising;

    energy receiving means mounted to said first vehicle for receiving said wireless power beam,energy conversion means for transforming said received wireless power beam to a vehicle storable energy form,energy storage means for storing said vehicle storable energy form,power usage monitoring means for determining the level of energy stored in said storage means,translocator means operably connected to said power usage monitoring means for transmitting said vehicle communication signal when said energy level is below a predetermined level and terminating said communication signal when said energy level is at or above said predetermined level.

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