Systems and methods for communication with remote management systems

  • US 9,838,083 B2
  • Filed: 07/21/2014
  • Issued: 12/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system, comprising:

  • a plurality of transmitters, a respective transmitter of the plurality of transmitters comprising an antenna array and one or more communications components, wherein;

    the antenna array of the respective transmitter is configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) waves that are transmitted so that they constructively interfere and provide pocket-forming energy in proximity to a respective receiver in a set of respective receivers coupled to respective electronic devices,the one or more communications components of the respective transmitter is configured to;

    receive device data from each receiver in the set of receivers, the device data comprising data that indicates at least respective charge levels for the respective electronic devices coupled to the respective receivers, andcommunicate transmitter data associated with the respective transmitter and device data received by the respective transmitter to a respective power server of a plurality of power servers via a first network;

    the plurality of power servers, the respective power server coupled via the first network to a set of one or more transmitters of the plurality of transmitters and coupled via a second network to a remote server, and configured to;

    receive device data and transmitter data from the respective transmitter in the set of one or more transmitters,generate, based on (i) the received device data that indicates respective charge levels for the respective electronic devices and (ii) the received transmitter data from the respective transmitter, a charging schedule for the respective transmitter that specifies when and to which respective receivers additional RF waves should be transmitted, wherein the respective transmitter controls transmission of the additional RF waves so that they constructively interfere in proximity to respective receivers in accordance with the charging schedule;

    communicate the received data and the generated charging schedule to the remote server; and

    the remote server, operatively coupled to each respective power server in the plurality of power servers via each second network for each respective power server, wherein the remote server is configured to process communicated data to determine a status report for the system.

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