Systems and methods for configuring operational conditions for a plurality of wireless power transmitters at a system configuration interface

  • US 9,899,844 B1
  • Filed: 06/23/2015
  • Issued: 02/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of managing a wireless power transmission system, comprising:

  • at a server system comprising one or more processors and memory for storing programs to be executed by the one or more processors;

    providing information used to present a system configuration interface that allows an operator of the wireless power transmission system to configure operational conditions for a plurality of wireless power transmitters of the wireless power transmission system;

    receiving, based on instructions provided by the operator at the system configuration interface, one or more user-configured operational conditions used to control transmission of wireless power waves by respective wireless power transmitters of the plurality of wireless power transmitters; and

    sending the one or more user-configured operational conditions to at least two wireless power transmitters of the plurality of wireless power transmitters, wherein each respective wireless power transmitter of the at least two wireless power transmitters;

    (1) configures the respective wireless power transmitter to operate in accordance with the one or more user-configured operational conditions, and(2) in accordance with a determination that the one or more user-configured operational conditions are satisfied, transmits adjusted wireless power waves that are phase-shifted so that they form a constructive interference pattern at least near to a predetermined location that includes a respective receiver, wherein the respective receiver uses energy from the constructive interference pattern to power or charge an electronic device that is coupled with the respective receiver.

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