Mechanically removable wireless power vehicle seat assembly

  • US 9,318,922 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 04/19/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/27/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for wireless energy distribution to a mechanically removable vehicle seat, the system comprising:

  • a source resonator coupled to an energy source of a vehicle, the source resonator positioned proximate to but physically separated from the mechanically removable vehicle seat, the source resonator generating an oscillating magnetic field with a resonant frequency and comprising a high-conductivity material adapted and located between the source resonator and a vehicle surface to direct the oscillating magnetic field away from the vehicle surface and toward at least part of the mechanically removable vehicle seat; and

    a second resonator integrated into the mechanically removable vehicle seat, the second resonator having a resonant frequency similar to that of the source resonator, receiving wireless energy from the source resonator, and providing power to electrical components integrated with the mechanically removable vehicle seat.

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