Systems and methods for wireless power system with improved performance and/or ease of use

  • US 9,842,684 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2013
  • Issued: 12/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/16/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device for testing a wireless power network, the network including at least one power source, at least one load, and multiple resonators configured to couple wireless power from the at least one power source to the at least one load, the device comprising:

  • a. a user interface for receiving input from a user and providing information to the user;

    b. a measurement module for measuring, whether directly or indirectly, at least one operational characteristic of the wireless power network and information about a geometric arrangement of the multiple resonators in the wireless power network, the multiple resonators comprising at least three resonators;

    c. a memory for storing design specifications about the wireless power network; and

    d. an electronic processor configured to calculate information about a performance of the wireless power network based on the measured operational characteristic, the information about the geometric arrangement of the multiple resonators, and the stored design specifications, and further configured to provide the performance information to the user through the user interface to assist the user in activating, positioning, or otherwise adjusting at least one of the multiple resonators to optimize energy transfer efficiency in the wireless power network.

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