Systems and mobile application for electric wireless charging stations

  • US 9,796,280 B2
  • Filed: 03/25/2013
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/23/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wireless charging station comprising:

  • a charging unit configured to wirelessly transfer power to a receiver in a vehicle;

    a control module communicatively coupled to the charging unit and configured to activate the charging unit to transfer the power to the vehicle wirelessly in response to determining the receiver is aligned with the charging unit;

    a communication unit communicatively coupled to the control module and configured to communicate alignment data with one or more devices associated with the vehicle for displaying a visual indicator to facilitate moving the vehicle such that the receiver is aligned with the charging unit; and

    a housing body positionable beneath the vehicle for housing the charging unit and the control module, the charging unit being configured to be positioned at least partially under a street, the housing body having a conduit therethrough in which a communication medium is positionable for communicatively coupling the charging unit and the control module to a utility line, the housing body comprising a mounting ring for coupling the charging unit to a lid of the housing body, the lid of the housing body being configured to be substantially flush with the street.

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