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Surface mount dielectric antennas for wireless power transmitters

A wireless power transmission antenna includes a printed circuit board (pcb) with a first transmission line that conducts a first power transmission signal. A dielectric resonator that is mechanically coupled to the pcb is configured to radiate the first power transmission signal. ... Energous Corporation

Systems and methods for determining when to transmit power waves to a wireless power receiver

Wireless power transmitters and methods of management thereof are disclosed herein. An example wireless power transmitter includes an antenna array and a communication radio configured to: establish a communication connection with a respective wireless power receiver; and receive device data from the respective wireless power receiver, the device data used to determine a location of the respective wireless power receiver. ... Energous Corporation

System and methods of using electromagnetic waves to wirelessly deliver power to electronic devices

Wireless charging systems, and methods of use thereof, are disclosed herein. As an example, a method includes: (i) receiving, by a communications radio of a wireless power transmitter, a communication signal from a communications radio of a wireless power receiver, the communication signal including data used to determine a location of the wireless power receiver, and (ii) determining a location of the wireless power receiver based, at least in part, on the data included in the communication signal. ... Energous Corporation

Systems and methods of wirelessly delivering power to a receiver device

A method of wireless power transmission is provided. The method includes, at a wireless power transmitter, receiving a signal from a receiver device and determining a location of the receiver device based, at least in part, on data included in the signal. ... Energous Corporation

Synchronous rectifier design for wireless power receiver

Synchronous rectifiers for wireless power receivers are disclosed herein. An example receiver includes: an antenna configured to receive power transmission waves; and a synchronous rectifier coupled to the antenna and configured to synchronously rectify an alternating current (ac) voltage of the power transmission waves to generate a direct current (dc) voltage, wherein the synchronous rectifier includes: a first diode configured to receive a first portion of the ac voltage that has a positive polarity; a second diode configured to receive a second portion of the ac voltage that has a negative polarity; a first transistor coupled with the first diode; a second transistor coupled with the second diode; and circuitry configured to introduce a timing delay between driving the first and second transistors. ... Energous Corporation

Microstrip antennas for wireless power transmitters

A microstrip antenna for use in a wireless power transmission system and a method for forming the microstrip antenna are described. The antenna includes a first multi-layer printed circuit board (pcb) that includes a top surface and a bottom surface. ... Energous Corporation

Receiver for wireless power reception having a backup battery

The present disclosure provides a hybrid charging method for wireless power transmission based on pocket-forming. This method may extend the battery life of electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones, bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others. ... Energous Corporation

Wireless power transmitters for selecting antenna sets for transmitting wireless power based on a receiver's location, and methods of use thereof

An example method disclosed herein includes: transmitting, by a first set of a plurality of antennas of a transmitter, a first set of power waves to form a first constructive interference pattern at a first location of a receiver, and each antenna of the first set is a first type of antenna. The method also includes: receiving, by a communications component of the transmitter, a communication signal that identifies a second location of the receiver; and upon receiving the communication signal, selecting, based on the second location, a second set of the plurality of antennas to transmit power waves to the second location, and each antenna of the second set is a second type of antenna distinct from the first type. ... Energous Corporation

Devices and methods for reducing mutual coupling effects in wireless power transmission systems

The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for reducing mutual coupling between antennas. In one aspect, a wireless charging system includes: (1) two antennas configured to direct electromagnetic waves toward a wireless power receiver such that the electromagnetic waves interfere constructively at the receiver; and (2) a housing structure configured to receive the antennas, including: (a) a metallic base, (b) a first set of isolating components extending upwardly and defining a first region configured to receive a first antenna, and (c) a second set of isolating components extending upwardly and defining a second region configured to receive a second antenna, the second set including at least some isolating components distinct from those in the first set. ... Energous Corporation

Wireless power transmitter that selectively activates antenna elements of performing wireless power transmission

An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a controller; one or more receiving circuits coupled to the controller, each receiving circuit configured to receive incoming rf signals from a receiver, the receiver transmitting a communication signal that identifies a location of the receiver; a plurality of transmitting circuits coupled to the controller, each transmitting circuit configured to generate outgoing rf signals based upon the incoming rf signals; and a plurality of antenna elements, the plurality of antenna elements including at least some dedicated antenna elements. In some embodiments, the controller is configured to: (i) select a first configuration of at least some of the dedicated antenna elements to be coupled to the receiving circuits, and (ii) select, based on the location, a second configuration of at least some of the plurality of antenna elements to be coupled to the plurality of transmitting circuits to transmit the outgoing rf signals.. ... Energous Corporation

Near-field rf charging pad with adaptive loading to efficiently charge an electronic device at any position on the pad

An example radio frequency (rf) charging pad includes: at least one processor for monitoring an amount of energy that is transferred from the rf charging pad to an rf receiver of an electronic device. The pad also includes: one or more transmitting antenna elements that are in communication with the processor for transmitting rf signals to the rf receiver. ... Energous Corporation

Near-field rf charging pad with multi-band antenna element with adaptive loading to efficiently charge an electronic device at any position on the pad

An example radio frequency (rf) charging pad includes: at least one processor for monitoring an amount of energy that is transferred from the rf charging pad to an rf receiver of an electronic device. The pad also includes: one or more transmitting antenna elements that are in communication with the processor for transmitting rf signals to the rf receiver. ... Energous Corporation

Portable wireless charging pad

The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for an improved wireless charging transceiver pad. An example method includes: (i) receiving, by a cordless transceiver, a first plurality of power waves transmitted from a wireless power transmitter that is distinct from the cordless transceiver; (ii) charging at least partially, using energy received by the cordless transceiver from the first plurality of power waves, a first battery of the cordless transceiver; and (iii) transmitting, by the cordless transceiver using the first battery, a second plurality of power waves to a receiver, where the receiver is configured to convert energy from the second plurality of power waves to charge a second battery of an electronic device that is coupled with the receiver. ... Energous Corporation

Systems and methods for wirelessly delivering power to electronic devices in response to commands received at a wireless power transmitter

The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits power transmission signals. An example method of transmitting power includes: (i) in response to an input being received at a button in communication with a transmitter and before receiving any signals from a receiving electronic device identifying a location of the receiving electronic device, transmitting, by the transmitter, a first plurality of power transmission waves within a first distance of the transmitter; (ii) ceasing to transmit the first plurality of power transmission waves, and (iii) transmitting, by the transmitter, a second plurality of power transmission waves within a second distance of the transmitter that differs from the first distance, the second distance corresponding to the location of the receiving electronic device.. ... Energous Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131238

Boost converter and controller for increasing voltage received from wireless power transmission waves

An exemplary method of receiving wireless power from a wireless power transmitter includes, at a wireless power receiver having a controller, an antenna, a rectifier coupled with the antenna, and a boost converter coupled with the rectifier: (i) rectifying, by the rectifier, energy from wireless power transmission waves received by the antenna into a first voltage, (ii) increasing, by the boost converter, the first voltage to a second voltage based on instructions from the controller, and (iii) controlling, by the controller, an amount of increase in voltage from the first voltage to the second voltage based on a comparison.. . ... Energous Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123400

Wireless power receiver with a synchronous rectifier

Embodiments disclosed herein describe a wireless power receiver including a synchronous rectifier using a class-e or a class-f amplifier. The voltage waveform generated from a power source, for example an antenna, is tapped to create a feed-forward tap-line to provide a gate voltage to the transistor of the class-e or the class-f amplifier. ... Energous Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180048178

System and methods of using electromagnetic waves to wirelessly deliver power to electronic devices

Wireless charging systems, and methods of use thereof, are disclosed herein. As an example, a method includes: (i) receiving, by a communications radio of a wireless power transmitter, a communication signal from a communications radio of a wireless power receiver, the communication signal including data used to determine a location of the wireless power receiver, and (ii) determining a location of the wireless power receiver based, at least in part, on the data included in the communication signal. ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187422

Miniaturized highly-efficient designs for near-field power transfer system

Near-field power transfer systems can include antenna elements that constructed or printed close to each other in a meandered arrangement, where neighboring antenna elements conduct currents that flow in opposite directions. This current flow entirely or almost entirely cancels out any far field rf radiation generated by the antennas or otherwise generated by the electromagnetic effects of the current flow. ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187248

Modular antennas in wireless power transmission systems

A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter configured to transmit power waves including printed circuit boards where a printed circuit board and antenna boards, where each antenna board comprises one or more antenna elements, at least one antenna board resides on a printed circuit board, and the at least one antenna board is connected with a power feeding line. The transmitter further includes a heat sink attached to the at least one printed circuit board, wherein placement of the heat sink with respect to the at least one antenna board comprising the one or more antenna elements and shape of the heat sink is configured such that the heat sink operates as a reflector to direct wireless power waves transmitted from the at least one antenna board in a pre-determined direction.. ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187247

Modular antennas in wireless power transmission systems

A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter configured to transmit power waves including printed circuit boards where a printed circuit board and antenna boards, where each antenna board comprises one or more antenna elements, at least one antenna board resides on a printed circuit board, and the at least one antenna board is connected with a power feeding line. The transmitter further includes a heat sink attached to the at least one printed circuit board, wherein placement of the heat sink with respect to the at least one antenna board comprising the one or more antenna elements and shape of the heat sink is configured such that the heat sink operates as a reflector to direct wireless power waves transmitted from the at least one antenna board in a pre-determined direction.. ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187246

Modular antennas in wireless power transmission systems

A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitter configured to transmit power waves including printed circuit boards where a printed circuit board and antenna boards, where each antenna board comprises one or more antenna elements, at least one antenna board resides on a printed circuit board, and the at least one antenna board is connected with a power feeding line. The transmitter further includes a heat sink attached to the at least one printed circuit board, wherein placement of the heat sink with respect to the at least one antenna board comprising the one or more antenna elements and shape of the heat sink is configured such that the heat sink operates as a reflector to direct wireless power waves transmitted from the at least one antenna board in a pre-determined direction.. ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187229

Ceramic antenna molds

An antenna may include an electromagnetic band gap (ebg) ground plane, and a plurality of unit cells that are periodically spaced and inclusive of respective dipole antennas, and positioned over the ebg ground plane.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187228

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187227

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187226

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187225

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187224

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187223

Near field transmitters for wireless power charging

Disclosed is a system including rf circuitry configured to generate an rf signal; a plurality of unit cells configured to receive the rf signal and to cause an rf energy signal having a center frequency to be present within the unit cells; and receiver circuitry configured to charge an electronic device in response to an antenna of the electronic device receiving the rf energy signal when the antenna is tuned to the center frequency and positioned in a near-field distance from one or more of the unit cells.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187222

Antenna for near field wireless power charging

A wireless charging system comprises a first coaxial structure configured to have an rf signal present on a conductor; and a second coaxial structure configured to have an rf signal present, power being transferred from the first coaxial structure to the second coaxial structure when the first coaxial structure and the second coaxial structure are excited in proximity to each other.. . ... Energous Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187198

Radar motion detection using stepped frequency in wireless power transmission system

Embodiments disclosed herein may include a receiver configured to determine location data associated with one or more objects. The receiver transmits the location data associated with the one or more objects to a transmitter configured to transmit wireless power waves. ... Energous Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170179771

System and methods for using sound waves to wirelessly deliver power to electronic devices

Wireless charging systems, and methods of use thereof, are disclosed herein. As an example, a method includes: receiving, at a computer system, information identifying a location of a receiver device that requires charging, the location is within a predetermined range of the computer system; transmitting a first set of sound waves, via one or more transducer elements of a first pocket-forming transmitter that is coupled with the computer system, that converge in 3-d space proximate to the predetermined location of the receiver device to form a pocket of energy; while transmitting the first set of sound waves: (i) receiving a second set of sound waves from a second pocket-forming transmitter, distinct from the first pocket-forming transmitter; and (ii) charging the computer system by converting energy from the second set of sound waves into usable power.. ... Energous Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170126046

Antenna for wireless charging systems

A metamaterial system of a wireless transmission apparatus comprises a metamaterial layer. The metamaterial layer comprises an array of unit cells wherein each of the unit cell comprises a surface having a metal patch with an aperture. ... Energous Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170111243

Systems and methods for real time or near real time wireless communications between electronic devices

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices using an improved wireless communications component that allows for real time or near-real time data sampling reporting between devices using modified wireless communications protocols (e.g., bluetooth®, wi-fi), and real time or near-real time behavior adjustments by a first device based on the data samples received from a second device. Embodiments disclosed herein comprise devices, such as receivers and transmitters, having communications components that may communicate data samples, such as power values, in real time or near-real time, thereby allowing a first device (e.g., transmitter) to adjust in real time or near-real time operational behavior of the first device's hardware or software (e.g., adjust power waves) based upon the data samples (e.g., power values) received from a second device (e.g., receiver).. ... Energous Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110914

Systems and methods for real time or near real time wireless communications between electronic devices

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices using an improved wireless communications component that allows for real time or near-real time data sampling reporting between devices using modified wireless communications protocols (e.g., bluetooth®, wi-fi), and real time or near-real time behavior adjustments by a first device based on the data samples received from a second device. Embodiments disclosed herein comprise devices, such as receivers and transmitters, having communications components that may communicate data samples, such as power values, in real time or near-real time, thereby allowing a first device (e.g., transmitter) to adjust in real time or near-real time operational behavior of the first device's hardware or software (e.g., adjust power waves) based upon the data samples (e.g., power values) received from a second device (e.g., receiver).. ... Energous Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110889

Systems and methods for real time or near real time wireless communications between electronic devices

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices using an improved wireless communications component that allows for real time or near-real time data sampling reporting between devices using modified wireless communications protocols (e.g., bluetooth®, wi-fi), and real time or near-real time behavior adjustments by a first device based on the data samples received from a second device. Embodiments disclosed herein comprise devices, such as receivers and transmitters, having communications components that may communicate data samples, such as power values, in real time or near-real time, thereby allowing a first device (e.g., transmitter) to adjust in real time or near-real time operational behavior of the first device's hardware or software (e.g., adjust power waves) based upon the data samples (e.g., power values) received from a second device (e.g., receiver).. ... Energous Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110888

Systems and methods for generating power waves in a wireless power transmission system

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170110887

Systems and methods of object detection in wireless power charging systems

Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104263

3d ceramic mold antenna

An antenna include a resonator element configured to radiate a wireless signal and a substrate embedding the resonator. The resonator element may be a 3d resonator element. ... Energous Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085127

Systems and methods for nullifying energy levels for wireless power transmission waves

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085126

Systems and methods for generating and transmitting wireless power transmission waves

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085120

Systems and methods for identifying sensitive objects in a wireless charging transmission field

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170085112

Receiver devices configured to determine location within a transmission field

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077995

Identifying receivers in a wireless charging transmission field

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077765

Systems and methods of object detection in wireless power charging systems

Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077764

Systems and methods of object detection in wireless power charging systems

Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077736

Systems and methods for wireless power charging

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170077735

Systems and methods for transmitting power to receivers

Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. ... Energous Corporation








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