Multi-mode transmitter

  • US 9,966,765 B1
  • Filed: 12/30/2014
  • Issued: 05/08/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/25/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for wireless power transmission, the apparatus comprising:

  • a transmitter comprising an antenna array, the antenna array including first antenna elements and a second antenna element, wherein;

    the first antenna elements are part of a first portion of the antenna array;

    the second antenna element is part of a second portion of the antenna array distinct from the first portion;

    the transmitter is configured to emit first signals by the first antenna elements and a second signal by the second antenna element;

    the first signals comprise a plurality of wireless power waves establishing a pocket of energy; and

    the second signal is different from the first signals, wherein the second signal provides Wi-Fi access.

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