System and method to control a wireless power transmission system by configuration of wireless power transmission control parameters

  • US 9,876,648 B2
  • Filed: 08/21/2014
  • Issued: 01/23/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of configuring a wireless power transmission system, comprising:

  • receiving, by a plurality of wireless power transmitters of the wireless power transmission system, an operating condition that must be satisfied at the respective wireless power receiver before transmission of power waves by at least one of the plurality of wireless power transmitters to the respective wireless power receiver;

    detecting, by at least one wireless power transmitter of the plurality of wireless power transmitters, a wireless power receiver in a wireless power transmission area assigned to the at least one wireless power transmitter, wherein the wireless power transmission area is one of a plurality of wireless power transmission areas, and each respective wireless power transmission area is defined by an operator of the plurality of wireless power transmitters as an area in which the respective wireless power transmitter transmits wireless power waves to wireless power receivers located within the respective wireless power transmission area;

    in response to detecting the wireless power receiver, determining, by the at least one wireless power transmitter, whether a current state of the wireless power receiver satisfies the operating condition for transmission of power waves; and

    in accordance with a determination that the current state of the wireless power receiver satisfies the operating condition for transmission of power waves, transmitting by the at least one wireless power transmitter radio frequency (RF) power waves that converge to form a constructive interference pattern in proximity to a location of the wireless power receiver within the wireless power transmission area.

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