System for tracking and reporting status and usage information in a wireless power management system

  • US 9,991,741 B1
  • Filed: 12/31/2014
  • Issued: 06/05/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device for managing a network of wireless power transmitters, comprising:

  • a display;

    a connection to a remote server;

    one or more processors; and

    memory storing executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the electronic device to;

    receive, from the remote server, usage data for one or more wireless power transmitters, the usage data identifying a physical location of each of the one or more transmitters and respective amounts of power wirelessly delivered by each of the one or more wireless power transmitters to each of a plurality of wireless power receivers;

    display, on the display, a first representation of the usage data, the first representation including a respective amount of power wirelessly delivered by each of the one or more wireless power transmitters to all of the plurality of wireless power receivers;

    while displaying the first representation of the usage data, detect a user selection of a first wireless power transmitter of the one or more wireless power transmitters; and

    upon detecting the user selection, display, a second representation that includes respective amounts of power wirelessly delivered by the first wireless power transmitter to each of the plurality of wireless power receivers;

    wherein the one or more wireless power transmitters are each configured to;

    track transmissions of radio frequency (RF) power waves that constructively interfere with one another to form a pocket of energy in proximity to a location of a respective wireless power receiver associated with a client device, the respective wireless power receiver extracting power from the pocket of energy to charge the client device, andsend data regarding the tracked transmissions of RF power waves to the remote server, andfurther wherein the usage data is based on the data regarding the tracked transmission of RF power waves.

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