System and method for manually selecting and deselecting devices to charge in a wireless power network

  • US 9,941,747 B2
  • Filed: 07/14/2014
  • Issued: 04/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of selectively charging one or more electronic devices in a wireless power network, the method comprising:

  • providing a wireless power network comprising a controlling electronic device that includes a display, at least one wireless power transmitter, and a plurality of electronic devices each having an associated wireless power receiver, wherein the controlling electronic device is distinct and separate from the at least one wireless power transmitter;

    at the controlling electronic device;

    receiving data comprising a charge status for each of the plurality of electronic devices;

    displaying, on the display, representations of one or more electronic devices of the plurality of electronic devices;

    detecting a user selection of one of the representations corresponding to a device selected to be charged; and

    upon detecting the user selection, sending a command to the at least one wireless power transmitter to transmit radio frequency (RF) waves that constructively interfere with one another in proximity to a location of a wireless power receiver associated with the device selected to be charged.

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