Wireless energy transfer for refrigerator application

  • US 8,106,539 B2
  • Filed: 03/11/2010
  • Issued: 01/31/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A refrigerator with wireless power transfer comprising:

  • an enclosure member comprising a non-lossy magnetic material; and

    a source comprising at least one high-Q source magnetic resonator coupled to a power source and generating an oscillating magnetic field,wherein the source is integrated into the enclosure member of the refrigerator and oriented to allow a device that is attached to the enclosure member with a permanent magnet to capture energy from the oscillating magnetic field at a plurality of locations on the enclosure member, andwherein the permanent magnet is capable of attaching to the refrigerator via magnetic attraction of the permanent magnet to the non-lossy magnetic material of the enclosure member.

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