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

  • US 9,939,864 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 04/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for configuring a wireless power transmission system, the method comprising:

  • receiving, by a wireless power transmitter that is hosting a web service for configuring the wireless power transmitter, a user-configured operational parameter that includes information identifying a plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter, wherein the user-configured operational parameter is received via a configuration webpage provided by the web service;

    detecting, by a short-range communication radio of the wireless power transmitter, an electronic device within wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter;

    in response to detecting the electronic device within the wireless power transmission range of the wireless power transmitter, determining whether the electronic device is one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter; and

    in accordance with a determination that the electronic device is one of the plurality of electronic devices authorized to receive power transmission signals from the wireless power transmitter, transmitting, by two or more antennas of the wireless power transmitter, power transmission signals comprising radio frequency (RF) signals that constructively interfere proximate to the electronic device.

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