System and method for generating a power receiver identifier in a wireless power network

  • US 9,899,873 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2014
  • Issued: 02/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for wirelessly receiving power, comprising:

  • a processor;

    a wireless communication radio, operatively coupled to the processor;

    memory, operatively coupled to the processor; and

    a power receiver operatively coupled to the processor, the power receiver being configured to wirelessly radio frequency (RF) waves that converge and constructively interfere near the power receiver, wherein the controlled RF waves are wirelessly transmitted by a remote power transmitter to the power receiver after the power receiver has joined a wireless power network that includes the remote power transmitter,wherein the processor is configured to;

    obtain a unique identifier of the power receiver, wherein the unique identifier is (i) retrieved from the memory and (ii) used to join the wireless power network; and

    after the power receiver has joined the wireless power network;

    cause the power receiver to begin wirelessly receiving the controlled RF waves and utilizing energy from the constructively interfering RF waves to provide power or charge to the apparatus;

    receive a request from a device associated with the wireless power network to provide a user-assigned name for the power receiver; and

    in response to receiving the request;

    instruct a user of the apparatus to provide the user-assigned name for the power receiver; and

    transmit the user-assigned name to the device associated with the wireless power network, wherein the user-assigned name is used to identify the power receiver to a plurality of devices associated with the wireless power network.

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