System and method for self-system analysis for detecting a fault in a wireless power transmission Network

  • US 9,954,374 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 04/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for wirelessly providing power, comprising:

  • a far-field wireless power transmitter comprising;

    a power transmitter manager, operatively coupled to the far-field wireless power transmitter, wherein the power transmitter manager is configured to;

    control power transmission signals to form constructive interference patterns as three-dimensional pockets of energy for providing power from the far-field wireless power transmitter to a receiver assigned to the power transmitter manager according to the receiver'"'"'s location and movement, anddetect a fault in at least one of (i) the far-field wireless power transmitter and (ii) the receiver that is assigned to the power transmitter manager;

    a communication apparatus configured for communicating the detected fault to a server that is remote from the far-field wireless power transmitter and the power transmitter manager; and

    a storage device operatively coupled to the power transmitter manager, the storage device being configured to;

    store information that includes the detected fault, andcommunicate the information, via a cloud-based service, to the server and other power transmitter managers, and each of the other power transmitter managers is operatively coupled with one of a plurality of other far-field wireless power transmitters,wherein the power transmitter manager analyzes the detected fault to determine a recommendation for resolving the detected fault.

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