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20110175457POWER SUPPLYING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - A power supplying apparatus includes: a power generation section adapted to generate power to be supplied; a power supplying element adapted to receive the power generated by and supplied thereto from the power generation section; and a plurality of resonance elements disposed at multiple stages and adapted to couple to each other through a magnetic field resonance relationship; one of the resonance elements being coupled to the power supplying element through electromagnetic induction.07-21-2011
20130026848NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A non-contact power transmission system wherein, when transmitting power, it is possible to effectively perform non-contact power transmission by means of a series of power transmitting sequences which begins with recognizing and setting the power transmitting conditions, then with beginning the power transmission, and ends with completing the power transmission. Disclosed is a system for transmitting power in a non-contact manner to devices, such as vehicles, that use electric energy as the power source, which is provided with a power reception side antenna that is mounted on the device and that receives the power, and a transmission side antenna that sends power to the power reception side antenna.01-31-2013
20120200169WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is transmitted based on magnetic resonance from a feeding coil L2 to a receiving coil L3. An adjustment circuit 104 of a wireless power receiver 118 is supplied with a first AC power received by the receiving coil L3. An adjustment circuit 104 includes a DC circuit 106 and an AC circuit 150. The DC circuit 106 converts the first AC power into DC power. The AC circuit 150 converts the DC power into a second AC power. The adjustment circuit 104 outputs the DC power and second AC power simultaneously or selectively through separate channels.08-09-2012
20130026846TRANSFORMER OF THE BALANCED-UNBALANCED TYPE - A transformer of the balanced-unbalanced type includes a primary inductive circuit and a secondary inductive circuit housed inside an additional inductive winding connected in parallel to the terminals of the secondary circuit and inductively coupled with the primary circuit and the secondary circuit.01-31-2013
20130026851POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, POWER TRANSMITTER, AND POWER RECEIVER - A power supply system includes one or more power transmitters and one or more power receivers: the one or more transmitters transmitting identification information and a power transmitting condition to the one or more receivers, receiving identification information and a power receiving condition from the one or more receivers, wirelessly transmitting power to the one or more receivers on the basis of the power transmitting and receiving conditions, and generating power transmission amount information indicating the amount of the transmitted power; the one or more receivers receiving identification information and a power transmitting condition from the one or more transmitters, transmitting identification information and a power receiving condition to the one or more transmitters, wirelessly receiving power from the one or more transmitters on the basis of the power transmitting and receiving conditions, generating power reception amount information, and transmitting the identification information and the power reception amount information.01-31-2013
20130026850NONCONTACT POWER FEEDING APPARATUS AND NONCONTACT POWER FEEDING METHOD - As an aspect of the present invention, a noncontact power feeding apparatus includes: a power transmission resonator; and a power reception resonator configured to be magnetically coupled with the power transmission resonator by magnetic field resonance. The power transmission resonator is magnetically coupled with the power reception resonator by the magnetic field resonance, whereby electric power is supplied from an electric power source to the power reception resonator through the power transmission resonator. One of the power transmission resonator and the power reception resonator has a predetermined single resonant frequency, and the other one of the power transmission resonator and the power reception resonator has multiple resonant frequencies inclusive of the predetermined single resonant frequency.01-31-2013
20130026849POWER RECEPTION DEVICE AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power reception device in a power transmission system including a power transmission device including a primary coil and the power reception device including a secondary coil, the power transmission device being configured to drive the primary coil and transmit AC power corresponding to a clock signal which is frequency-modulated according to a binary data signal, the primary coil and the secondary coil being electromagnetically coupled together to receive by the secondary coil in the power reception device, the AC power transmitted from the power transmission device, comprises a clock-signal extraction circuit configured to extract the clock signal from an induced voltage induced at one end of the secondary coil in receiving the AC power; and a demodulation circuit configured to generate a pulse synchronously with the clock signal extracted by the clock-signal extraction circuit, and demodulate the pulse to obtain the binary data signal.01-31-2013
20120161541WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system according to an embodiment of the present invention is a wireless power transmission system performing non-contact power transmission from a wireless power feeder selectively to a plurality of wireless power receivers, and each of the plurality of wireless power receivers comprises a power receive resonance circuit including a power receive coil and a power receive capacitor, and the wireless power feeder comprises a power feed coil and a control circuit supplying AC power to the power feed coil. The control circuit in the wireless power feeder performs power supply selectively to the plurality of wireless power receivers by changing frequency of the AC power on the basis of a magnetic field resonance effect between the power feed coil and the power receive coil.06-28-2012
20120161539SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION USING IN-BAND COMMUNICATION - A wireless power transmitter and receiver using an in-band communication and a method thereof are provided. In one embodiment, a wireless power transmitter using an in-band communication may include: a source resonance unit including a source resonator that is configured to transmit wireless power to one or more in-band resonators; a source controller configured to control a resonance frequency and an impedance of the source resonator, to detect an in-band resonator located in a location corresponding to a wireless power receiver among the in-band resonators, and to generate a control signal of the detected in-band resonator; and an in-band resonance unit configured to receive and demodulate identification information associated with the wireless power receiver via the one or more in-band resonators, and to transmit the wireless power and transmission data via the in-band resonator corresponding to the wireless power receiver.06-28-2012
20120161536WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - A wireless power feeding system includes a power feeding device and a power receiving device. The power feeding device includes a first resonance coil connected to a high-frequency power source through a first matching circuit, and a first control circuit connected to the first matching circuit and a first transmitter-receiver circuit. The power receiving device includes a second resonance coil configured to be in magnetic resonance with the first resonance coil, and a second control circuit connected to a load, a second matching circuit, and a second transmitter-receiver circuit.06-28-2012
20100090536INDUCTIVE ROTARY JOINT WITH LOW LOSS SUPPLY LINES - An inductive rotary joint for computer tomographs includes an inverter and an inductive rotary coupler. A primary winding of the inductive rotary coupler is fed by the inverter via a line, with energy transmitted by the inductive rotary coupler being supplied to a load through a secondary winding. The line includes at least two coaxial lines, each coaxial line having an outer conductor or shield with the two outer conductors or shields being interconnected along a major part of their length, and an inner conductor, with the inner conductors being supplied by the inverter with voltages, the sum of which is substantially equal to zero.04-15-2010
20090102292Biological Effects of Magnetic Power Transfer - Wireless power transfer based on limits from multiple different agencies.04-23-2009
20130088091POWER RECEPTION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT AND POWER RECEPTION CONTROL METHOD - A power reception control device provided in a power reception device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-reception-side control circuit that controls an operation of the power reception device, and a power supply control signal output terminal that supplies a power supply control signal to a charge control device, the power supply control signal controlling power supply to a battery. The power-reception-side control circuit controls a timing at which the power supply control signal (ICUTX) is output from the power supply control signal output terminal. The operation of the charge control device is compulsorily controlled using the power supply control signal (ICUTX).04-11-2013
20130088089Wireless Power Repeater - A wireless power repeater for transferring power from a wireless power transmitter to a wireless power receiver according to the embodiment includes a repeater resonant unit resonance-coupled with the wireless power transmitter for transferring the received power to the wireless power receiver, and a first shielding unit having a shape to be transformed according to pressure applied to the wireless power repeater for adjusting an amount of a magnetic field transferred from the repeater resonant unit to the wireless power receiver.04-11-2013
20130088090WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER MAGNETIC COUPLERS - The magnetic coupler for wireless power transfer systems, which includes a ferrimagnetic component, a coil, and a screen configured to reduce leakage flux.04-11-2013
20130088087NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING DEVICE - A non-contact power feeding device is provided to feed power from a primary coil on a primary side to a secondary coil on a secondary side, which are closely located to face each other with no contact through an air gap, based on a mutual induction effect of electromagnetic induction. In such a non-contact power feeding device, a repeating resonant coil constituting a resonant circuit is disposed in a magnetic path of the air gap. This resonant circuit is independent of a power circuit on the primary side and a load side circuit on the secondary side and is provided with the repeating resonant coil and a capacitor. In the case of power feeding, the repeating resonant coil of the resonant circuit feeds exciting reactive power to the magnetic path of the air gap.04-11-2013
20130088088Circuitry And Method For Inductive Power Transmission - In this present invention, a primary and secondary series compensated inductive power transmission system with primary-side zero phase angle control and a loss-free clamp (LFC) circuit on the secondary-side is described. The effects of non-synchronous tuning are analyzed and intended detuning is proposed to guarantee controllability. The functional principle of the LFC circuit, which is required for output voltage stabilization over a wide load range and varying magnetic coupling, is explained. Finally, theoretical results are verified experimentally.04-11-2013
20090195078INDUCTIVE ELECTRIC POWER STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM - An inductive electric power device which comprises an induction coil module and a power control module. The power control module is electrically connected to the induction coil module. The power control module comprises a main control module, a power output module, an interface module, a circuit protection module and a wireless identification module. The power output module, the interface module, the circuit protection module and the wireless identification module are electrically connected to the main control module respectively. The power output module is electrically connected to a household appliance, wherein the main control module drives the power output module to provide electrical power for the household appliance according to its power demand. The present invention also provides an inductive electric power system as a common platform of power supply for various household appliances with different power needs.08-06-2009
20100052431NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - An electromagnetic resonance non-contact power transmission device includes a transmitter including a transmitter resonance element having a mechanism for discretely or continuously varying a resonant frequency, a transmitter excitation element coupled to the transmitter resonance element by electromagnetic induction, and an alternating current source for applying an alternating current at the same frequency as the resonant frequency to the transmitter excitation element, and a plurality of receivers each including a receiver resonance element having a specific resonant frequency, a receiver excitation element coupled to the receiver resonance element by electromagnetic induction, and an output circuit for outputting an electric current induced by the receiver excitation element. Electric power is transmitted selectively from the transmitter to any of the receivers having different specific resonant frequencies by changing the resonant frequency of the transmitter.03-04-2010
20120169139WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A wireless power transmission apparatus, comprising: a drive unit that outputs an alternating current; a phase shifter that controls a phase of the alternating current; a first power transmitting coil that generates a magnetic field by a first alternating current made to flow therethrough; a second power transmitting coil that has a center axis thereof arranged in a position different from the position of the center axis of the first power transmitting coil and linearly symmetrically to the center axis of the first power transmitting coil; and a phase control unit that controls the phase shifter.07-05-2012
20090174264POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmitting device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-transmitting-side control circuit that controls power transmission to a power receiving device, the power-transmitting-side control circuit causing the power transmitting device to perform intermittent temporary power transmission, detecting a response from the power receiving device that has received the power due to the temporary power transmission to automatically detect installation of a power-receiving-side instrument that includes the power receiving device in an area in which power transmitted via non-contact power transmission can be received, and causing the power transmitting device to perform continuous normal power transmission to the power receiving device when the installation of the power-receiving-side instrument has been detected. A foreign object detection process may also be performed in combination.07-09-2009
20100164297WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING CONDUCTING SURFACES TO SHAPE FIELDS AND REDUCE LOSS - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped using a conducting surface to avoid a loss-inducing object.07-01-2010
20100164295WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND A LOAD APPARATUS IN THE SAME WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - In wireless power transfer with applying magnetic resonance therein, for suppressing deterioration of transfer efficiency, with lessening fluctuation of the resonance frequency when a distance between coils is close to, coils are so position that a supply-side power supply coil 07-01-2010
20100164298WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING MAGNETIC MATERIALS TO SHAPE FIELD AND REDUCE LOSS - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped using a magnetic material to avoid a loss-inducing object.07-01-2010
20130076154INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE COIL PRIMARY - An inductive power supply including multiple tank circuits and a controller for selecting at least one of the tank circuits in order to wirelessly transfer power based on received power demand information. In addition, a magnet may be used to align multiple remote devices with the inductive power supply. In one embodiment, different communication systems are employed depending on which coil is being used to transfer wireless power.03-28-2013
20130076155Electronic Device and Power Supplying Method and Wireless Power Supplying System Thereof - An electronic device, and a power supplying method and a wireless power supplying system thereof. The electronic device includes a wired electric power receiving module, a wireless electric power receiving module and a switch. The wired electric power receiving module is connected to an external power supply by wired transmission. The wireless electric power receiving module receives the wireless electric power from an external wireless electric power transmitting device. The switch is coupled to the wired electric power receiving module and the wireless electric power receiving module and is used to switch between the wired electric power receiving module and the wireless electric power receiving module, to supply the operating voltage. The electronic device can operate in the wireless power supplying mode or the wired power supplying mode, so as to facilitate a user to use.03-28-2013
20130076153POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER METHOD - A power receiving unit includes a communication unit, a control unit, a detecting unit that performs metallic foreign matter detection, and a charge storage unit. The control unit is configured to control charging so electric power is stored in the charge storage unit for consumption by the detecting unit during Q-value measurement when the control unit receives a Q-value measurement command from the power transmitting device through the communication unit.03-28-2013
20110193421WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L08-11-2011
20110193420Power generation circuit using electromagnetic wave - A power generation circuit using an electromagnetic wave which does not require any additional energy is provided. Power generation is performed by utilizing the electromagnetic wave existing in a space for living.08-11-2011
20110193419WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured to transfer energy non-radiatively with a second resonator structure over a distance greater than a characteristic size of the second resonator structure. The non-radiative energy transfer is mediated by a coupling of a resonant field evanescent tail of the first resonator structure and a resonant field evanescent tail of the second resonator structure.08-11-2011
20110193418ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT AND TRANSPONDER READER - An antenna arrangement has an inductive transmitting antenna having a main radiating axis, an inductive receiving antenna having a main receiving axis, and an inductive compensator. The inductive receiving antenna is arranged in the main radiating axis of the transmitting antenna. The inductive compensator is electrically connected in series to the receiving antenna and is arranged in a first plane which intersects a second plane. The main receiving axis of the receiving antenna here is normal to the second plane.08-11-2011
20110193417WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A wireless power transmission apparatus includes: a transmitter that wirelessly transmits electric power; and a receiver that can receive, in a resonant relation with the transmitter, a transmission signal including the electric power transmitted from the transmitter, wherein the receiver includes a frequency variable unit that can change a reception resonant frequency; a detecting unit that detects reception power; and a control unit that controls the frequency variable unit to perform frequency adjustment such that the reception power detected by the detecting unit is maximized.08-11-2011
20110193416TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. A power source for driving a resonator includes a switching amplifier. The duty cycle of the switching amplifier may be adjusted as well as optionally inductors and/or capacitors of the circuit to improve the efficiency of power transfer from the power source to the resonators when the parameters of the resonant load change.08-11-2011
20110193415WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE - Disclosed is a wireless energy transmission structure which includes a disc part including a first conductor plate and a second conductor plate which are spaced to face each other and a dielectric material inserted between the first conductor plate and the second conductor plate, and generating an electric field between the first conductor plate and the second conductor plate; and a ring-shaped wire part one end of which is connected to the first conductor plate and the other end of which is connected to the second conductor plate, and having a meta structure in which a plurality of meta cells is repetitively arranged so as to induce a magnetic field using the electric field, so that the wireless energy transmission structure is reduced in size and is improved in transmission distance and transmission efficiency.08-11-2011
20090284083WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE ENHANCEMENT - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured for energy transfer with a second resonator structure over a distance D larger than characteristic sizes, L11-19-2009
20100117455WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING COUPLED RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of transmitting power wirelessly that includes driving a high-Q non-radiative resonator at a value near its resonant frequency to produce a magnetic field output, said non-radiative-resonator formed of a combination of resonant parts, including at least an inductive part formed by a wire loop, and a capacitor part that is separate from a material forming the inductive part, and maintaining at least one characteristic of said resonator such that its usable range has a usable distance over which power can be received, which distance is set by a detuning effect when a metallic structure gets too close to said resonator.05-13-2010
20130207483ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR THE COMPENSATION OF A MAGNETIC UNIDIRECTIONAL FLUX IN A TRANSFORMER CORE - An arrangement for reducing a DC field component in the core of a transformer includes a compensation winding magnetically coupled to the core of the transformer, and a DC generator arranged in series with the compensation winding and with a reactance dipole. The reactance dipole is formed from a parallel circuit of an inductance and a capacitor to feed into the compensation winding a compensating current opposite in sense to the DC field component in the core. The inductance is formed from magnetically coupled first and second windings having N08-15-2013
20130207480WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE - There is provided a wireless power transmitting device which can detect relative positions of a power transmitting coil and a power receiving coil with a simple configuration, and reduce cost of components. The wireless power transmitting device has: a power transmitting coil which supplies power to a power receiving coil by way of electromagnetic induction; an excitation coil which excites the power receiving coil; a plurality of detecting coils which are arranged around a center of the power transmitting coil; and notifying units, and each of the detecting coils has a shape which widens apart from the center of the power transmitting coil, and the notifying units notify relative positions of the power transmitting coil and the power receiving coil by detecting an echo signal produced in the power receiving coil through the plurality of detecting coils.08-15-2013
20130207479SELF-REASONANT APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Provided is a self-resonant apparatus in relation to electric and radio technologies, and more particularly, to a wireless power transmission system, the self-resonant apparatus including ring resonators. Here, the ring resonators may be represented by a combination having metamaterial features, the combination may include split-ring resonators (SRRs) connected in parallel to capacitors, a front surface and a rear surface of each of the SRRs may be connected to be twisted in an alternating pattern, and each SRR may be executed as a metal strip mounted on a dielectric layer and connected to a neighboring SRR by a series capacitor.08-15-2013
20130033118TUNABLE WIRELESS POWER ARCHITECTURES - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. The parameters of components of the wireless energy transfer system are adjusted to control the power delivered to the load at the device. The power output of the source amplifier is controlled to maintain a substantially 50% duty cycle at the rectifier of the device.02-07-2013
20130076156INDUCTIVE CHARGING - There is provided a method including transmitting inductively a first signal, receiving inductively a second signal in response to the first signal, determining whether the inductively received signal includes a modulation, and adjusting a power of the transmitted signal on the basis of a modulation of the received signal.03-28-2013
20130033117WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING POWER IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system, and an apparatus and method for controlling power in the wireless power transmission system are provided. The method includes determining a resonance frequency of the wireless power transmission system in which a wireless power transmission efficiency is greater than or equal to a predetermined value. The method further includes generating an operation power based on the wireless power transmission efficiency, the operation power being used to operate a target device. The method further includes transmitting the operation power to the target device. The method further includes controlling an amount of the operation power received by the target device to be within a predetermined range.02-07-2013
20100033023ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.02-11-2010
20100045114ADAPTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes feature of coupling a resonator of a transmitter and a resonator of a receiver together by a common inductance of the transmitter and the receiver; and adjusting environmental parameters or system parameters or both of the transmitter, the receiver, or both, to control power transmitted wirelessly between the transmitter and the receiver.02-25-2010
20130043738APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHARING ENERGY IN WIRELESS DEVICE - A method and apparatus to share energy in a wireless device are provided. A power sharing method between a wireless device and at least one neighboring wireless device, includes scanning, by the wireless device, the at least one neighboring wireless device. The power sharing method further includes determining to share power with the at least one neighboring wireless device. The power sharing method further includes sharing power with the at least one neighboring wireless device.02-21-2013
20130043734WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER WITH MULTIPLE RECEIVER COILS - Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for wireless power transfer using multiple receive coils. In one aspect a wireless power receiver is provided that is configured to receive wireless power from a wireless power transmit coil. The wireless power receiver includes a first receive coil having a first mutual coupling with the transmit coil. The wireless power receiver further includes a second receive coil having a second mutual coupling with the transmit coil. The wireless power receiver further includes a load coupled to at least one of the first receive coil and the second receive coil for receiving the wireless power.02-21-2013
20130043736COPLANAR ENERGY TRANSFER - An external transmitter inductive coil can be provided in, on, or with a belt designed to be placed externally around a part of a body of a patient. An implantable device (such as a VAD or other medical device) that is implanted within the patient's body has associated with a receiver inductive coil that gets implanted within that part of the patient's body along with the device. The externally-located transmitter inductive coil inductively transfers electromagnetic power into that part of the body and thus to the receiver inductive coil. The implanted receiver inductive coil thus wirelessly receives the inductively-transferred electromagnetic power, and operates the implant.02-21-2013
20130043737WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER BY USING SWITCH - A wireless power receiver for wirelessly receiving a supply of power from a wireless power supplier is disclosed. The wireless power receiver includes a power reception unit for wirelessly receiving wireless power from the wireless power supplier; a rectifier for rectifying the wireless power into power including a DC waveform; a power adjustor for configuring a closed loop with the power reception unit for a first period and transferring the wireless power to the rectifier for a second period to adjust a size of the wireless power; and a controller for determining the first period and the second period, wherein the power adjustor is electrically connected to the power reception unit and the rectifier.02-21-2013
20130043735SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR MULTI-LEVEL SIGNALING VIA A WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER FIELD - Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for signaling between wireless power transmitters and receivers. In one aspect a wireless power receiver is disclosed. The wireless power receiver includes an antenna circuit characterized by an impedance. The antenna circuit is configured to wirelessly receive power for powering or charging a load. The wireless power receiver further includes an impedance adjustment circuit configured to communicate multi-level signaling data values to a wireless power transmitter coupled to the receiver. The wireless power transmitter includes a controller configured to receive a signal indicative of a change in receiver impedance and determine the multi-level signaling data values based on the detected change.02-21-2013
20130113299ADAPTIVE IMPEDANCE TUNING IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region generated by a transmit antenna operating at a resonant frequency. The receive antenna generates an RF signal when coupled to the near filed radiation and a rectifier converts the RF signal to a DC input signal. A direct current (DC)-to-DC converter coupled to the DC input signal generates a DC output signal. A pulse modulator generate a pulse-width modulation signal to the DC-to-DC converter to adjust a DC impedance of the wireless power receiver by modifying a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal responsive to at least one of a voltage of the DC input signal, a current of the DC input signal, a voltage of the DC output signal, and a current of the DC output signal.05-09-2013
20130038137IMAGE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS WIRELESSLY CONNECTABLE TO OTHER APPARATUSES, SYSTEM HAVING THE IMAGE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A wireless mode between a scanner and an image communication apparatus is changed, in response to completion of image transmission from the scanner to the image communication apparatus, completion of print of the image sent from the scanner to the image communication apparatus, completion of transmission via a communication line connected to the image communication apparatus of the image sent from the scanner to the image communication apparatus, instructions to stop print of the image sent from the scanner to the image communication apparatus, instructions to stop transmission via the communication line connected to the image communication apparatus of the image sent from the scanner to the image communication apparatus, and states of the scanner and the image communication apparatus at a predetermined time and so on. For example, a low power consumption mode and communication mode of Bluetooth communication are switched to each other.02-14-2013
20130038136FILTER FOR IMPROVED DRIVER CIRCUIT EFFICIENCY AND METHOD OF OPERATION - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for reducing harmonic emissions. One aspect of the disclosure provides a transmitter apparatus. The transmitter apparatus includes a transmit circuit having an impedance determined by a complex impedance value. The transmitter apparatus further includes a driver circuit coupled to the transmit circuit. The transmitter apparatus further includes a first filter circuit coupled between the driver circuit and a power source. The first filter circuit is configured to substantially isolate emissions presented by the driver circuit to the power source. The transmitter apparatus further includes a second filter circuit coupled between the driver circuit and the transmit circuit and configured to reduce emissions presented by the transmit circuit.02-14-2013
20130038138WIRELESS POWERING AND CHARGING STATION - A base including a magnetically resonant antenna therein for relaying energy to a portable device.02-14-2013
20130038135NON CONTACT-POWER RECEIVING/TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A manufacturing method for a non-contact power receiving/transmitting device that transmits or receives electric power in a non-contact manner and that includes a coil unit and an electromagnetic shield, wherein the coil unit includes a self-resonance coil that is configured to receive or transmit electric power via an electromagnetic field generated through electromagnetic resonance and an adjusting unit that adjusts a resonance frequency of the self-resonance coil, the manufacturing method including: installing the coil unit; arranging the electromagnetic shield around the self-resonance coil except a direction in which electric power is received or transmitted; and adjusting the adjusting unit in accordance with a distance between the coil unit and a surface of the electromagnetic shield vertical to a direction of the electromagnetic field inside the self-resonance coil so that the resonance frequency becomes a predetermined frequency.02-14-2013
20130038134NON-MOVING PART OR STATIC ELECTRIC GENERATOR - A static or non-moving part electric power generator achieved by a changing (fluctuating) magnetic field (flux) by passing a pulsating direct current (DC) through a coil of wire wound on either a magnet or any material capable of producing a magnetic field, which in turn induces an alternating current (AC) in an adjacent secondary coil winding, and wherein a portion of the AC produced is used in recharging a DC source.02-14-2013
20100109445WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - Described herein are improved capabilities for a source resonator having a Q-factor Q05-06-2010
20100109444ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION - An inductive power transmitter for transmitting electrical power to a device by electromagnetic induction, the transmitter being configured to receive power conductively by way of a current via an electrical conduit from an external power source, the transmitter including a field generator configured to generate a fluctuating electromagnetic field having a fundamental frequency; and at least one impedance element connected along an electrical path of the transmitter configured to carry said current, the impedance element or a combination of the impedance elements having a high enough impedance at the fundamental frequency such that, in use, electromagnetic noise experienced at the power source is substantially suppressed, such noise arising from coupling between the electromagnetic field and a circuit having said path and linking the power source to the transmitter.05-06-2010
20100109443WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with a transmit antenna of transmitter generating a magnetic near field. The receive antenna receives wireless power from the magnetic near field and includes a resonant tank and a parasitic resonant tank wirelessly coupled to the resonant tank. A wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna for coupling with a receive antenna of a receiver. The transmit antenna generates a magnetic near field for transmission of wireless power and includes a resonant tank and a parasitic resonant tank coupled to the resonant tank.05-06-2010
20130026847WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING RESONANCE FREQUENCY IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system, a method and an apparatus for tracking a resonance frequency in the wireless power transmission system, are provided. A device of the wireless power transmission system includes a resonator configured to receive and output a power from another resonator of another device. The device further includes a power supply unit configured to provide, to a device load, the power output from the resonator. The device further includes a calibration load configured to receive the power output from the resonator in a calibration mode of the device to match resonance frequencies of the resonator and the other resonator. The device further includes a controller configured to selectively connect the resonator to the power supply unit or the calibration load, based on whether the device operates in the calibration mode.01-31-2013
20130082537WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - Disclosed is a wireless power transmitting and receiving device which includes a wireless power receiving device comprising a receiving coil configured to receive a non-radiated electromagnetic wave; and a frequency adjusting unit configured to adjust a resonant frequency of the receiving coil and a wireless power transmitting device comprising a transmission coil configured to generate a non-radiated electromagnetic wave by magnetic induction with a power coil; and a frequency adjusting unit configured to adjust a resonant frequency of the transmission coil. The frequency adjusting unit adjusts a resonant frequency of the receiving coil by closing a surroundings of the receiving coil by a magnetic sheet. The frequency adjusting unit adjusts a resonant frequency of the transmission coil by inserting a magnetic sheet in the transmission coil.04-04-2013
20130082539Wireless Power Receiving Unit For Receiving Power, A Wireless Power Transferring Unit For Transferring Power, A Wireless Power Transferring Device And Use Of Wireless Power Transferring Device - A wireless power transferring device, a wireless power transferring unit and a wireless power receiving unit for transferring and receiving power. The power receiving unit includes an induction coil adapted to be subjected to an alternating magnetic field so that an alternating current is induced in the induction coil, a receiving concentrator core adapted to concentrate the magnetic field wherein the receiving concentrator core is surrounded by a medium, and a receiving guide member arranged to provide a smooth transition for the magnetic field between the medium and the concentrator core, and abutting the receiving concentrator core. The receiving guide member has a magnetic permeability in the range between the magnetic permeability of the receiving concentrator core and the medium.04-04-2013
20130082536SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED CONTROL IN WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS - A wireless power supply with an adaptive control system that is capable of adjusting various operating characteristics and that avoids operating at those operating characteristics that present adverse affects, such as impaired communications or interference with operation of the remote device. In one embodiment, the control system is capable of adjusting two or more of the operating frequency, duty cycle, rail voltage and switching circuit phase. In one embodiment, the wireless power supply control system is configured to detect operating characteristics that present adverse affects, maintain a record of those operating characteristics and avoid those operating characteristics once detected. In another embodiment, the remote device may be configured to advise the wireless power supply control system of certain “keep-out” ranges that adversely affect operation of the remote device.04-04-2013
20130082538Circuitry And Method For Inductive Power Transmission - In this present invention, a primary and secondary series compensated inductive power transmission system with primary-side zero phase angle control and a loss-free clamp (LFC) circuit on the secondary-side is described. The effects of non-synchronous tuning are analyzed and intended detuning is proposed to guarantee controllability. The functional principle of the LFC circuit, which is required for output voltage stabilization over a wide load range and varying magnetic coupling, is explained. Finally, theoretical results are verified experimentally.04-04-2013
20130082535WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER METHOD - A wireless power transfer device including: a power transmitter 04-04-2013
20120212073NON RESONANT INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Non-resonant inductive power transmission wherein the driving voltage across a primary inductor oscillates at a frequency significantly different from the resonant frequency of the inductive coupling system. Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for: power regulation using frequency control, fault detection using voltage peak detectors and inductive communication channels.08-23-2012
20120212071POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission device includes a communication unit that transmits a power capability information transmission request via a communication channel and receives power capability information in response to the power capability information transmission request. The power transmission device also includes a processing unit that sets a parameter based on the power capability information. Further, the power transmission device includes a power transmission unit that wirelessly transmits power using the parameter. The communication unit transmits the power capability information transmission request before the power transmission unit wirelessly transmits the power.08-23-2012
20130134797WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A wireless electric power transmission apparatus as an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: two antennas having the ability to transmit electric power by a non-contact method via resonant magnetic coupling, one of the two antennas being a series resonant circuit, of which the resonant frequency is fs, the other antenna being a parallel resonant circuit, of which the resonant frequency is fp; an oscillator which is connected to one of the two antennas that transmits RF power; and a control section which controls a transmission frequency according to the magnitude of the electric power to be transmitted from one of the two antennas to the other. fs/fp is set to be a value that is less than one.05-30-2013
20120181876MAGNETIC POSITIONING FOR INDUCTIVE COUPLING - A magnetic positioning system for use in inductive couplings. The magnetic positioning system having a magnet that provides sufficient magnetic force, but does not have enough electrical conductivity to overheat in the presence of the anticipated electromagnetic field. The magnet may be a bonded magnet or a shielded magnet. In another aspect a plurality of magnets are used to provide magnetic attraction forces and said magnetic repulsion forces that cooperate to align the inductive power supply and the remote device. In another aspect, a sensor allows differentiation between different positions of the remote device or inductive power supply. In another aspect, multiple magnets in the inductive power supply interact with multiple magnets in the remote device to position the remote device in different positions.07-19-2012
20120181875DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE TRANSMISSION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY - The invention relates to a device for the inductive transfer of electric energy from a stationary unit comprising at least one primary inductance (07-19-2012
20120181874Semiconductor Device and Method of Manufacture Thereof - A semiconductor device, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device and a method for transmitting a signal are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the semiconductor device comprises a first semiconductor chip comprising a first coil, a second semiconductor chip comprising a second coil inductively coupled to the first coil, and an isolating intermediate layer between the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip.07-19-2012
20100133919WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER ACROSS VARIABLE DISTANCES WITH HIGH-Q CAPACITIVELY-LOADED CONDUCTING-WIRE LOOPS - Described herein are embodiments of at least one source resonator coupled to an energy source generating an oscillating near field region, and at least one device resonator optionally coupled to an electronic device located at a variable distance within the at least one source resonator's near-field region, where at least two of the resonators comprise high-Q capacitively-loaded conducting-wire loops.06-03-2010
20120217820WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND RESONATOR FOR THE SYSTEM - Provided is a wireless power resonator. The wireless power resonator may include a transmission line and a capacitor, may form a loop structure, and may further include a matcher to determine an impedance of the wireless power resonator.08-30-2012
20120217819ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND ANTENNA - An electric power transmission system includes: a transmitting-side system that includes switching elements that convert a direct-current voltage to an alternating-current voltage and that output the alternating-current voltage and a transmitting-side magnetic resonance antenna unit that has a first inductor and a first capacitor directly coupled to each other and to which the output alternating-current voltage is input; and a receiving-side system that includes a second inductor and a second capacitor directly coupled to each other and that resonates with the transmitting-side magnetic resonance antenna unit via electromagnetic field to thereby receive electric energy output from the transmitting-side magnetic resonance antenna unit.08-30-2012
20120217818System and Method for Automatically Optimizing Wireless Power - A system transfers energy wirelessly from a source to a sink as an EM near-field according to parameters. The source includes a receive RF chain, and a receive controller. The sink includes a transmit RF chain, and a receive controller. The receive controller measures the energy received as feedback information, which is transmitted to the sink. Then, the transmit controller dynamically varies the parameters to optimized the energy received at the sink.08-30-2012
20120217817Tuning Electromagnetic Fields Characteristics for Wireless Energy Transfer Using Arrays of Resonant Objects - A system for exchanging energy wirelessly includes an array of objects, wherein each object is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative and generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy. Each object in the array is electrically isolated from the other objects and arranged at a distance from all other objects. An energy driver provides the energy to the array of objects. A receiver, at a relative position with respect to the array receives the energy via resonant coupling of evanescent waves. The system can tunes characteristics of the EM near-field depending on a relative position of the receiver with respect to the array. The tuning can affect frequency, phase and amplitude of the energy field.08-30-2012
20120217816Wireless Energy Transfer Using Arrays of Resonant Objects - A system for exchanging energy wirelessly includes an array of at least three objects, wherein the objects have similar resonant frequencies, wherein each object is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative and generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy. Each object is electrically isolated from the other objects and arranged at a distance from all other objects, such that upon receiving the energy, the object is strongly coupled to at least one other object via a resonant coupling of evanescent waves. An energy driver provides the energy at the resonant frequency to at least one object in the array, such that, during an operation of the system, the energy is distributed from the at least one object to all other objects in the array via the resonant coupling of the evanescent waves.08-30-2012
20120217815METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INJECTING RF SIGNAL INTO A FLUID-CONTAINING SYSTEM - A method and system for injecting a pulsed radio frequency signal into a fluid-containing system in order to create and propagate an electromagnetic field throughout the fluid-containing system. The electromagnetic field may be used to prevent the formation and build-up of scale in the fluid-containing system and/or to prevent the proliferation of bacteria within the fluid-containing system. The method and system may also be used to inject a pulsed radio frequency signal at a number of points in a fluid-containing system, or to inject a pulsed radio frequency signal to a number of independent fluid-containing systems.08-30-2012
20130057082NON-CONTACT POWER RECEPTION SYSTEM AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A non-contact power reception system comprising movable body equipment including a secondary-side coil for receiving, in a non-contact manner, electric power from a primary-side coil, which receives electric power from an AC power source, a rectifier, which rectifies electric power received by the secondary-side coil, and an electrical storage device, which is connected to rectifier, wherein the movable body equipment includes a matching unit located between the secondary-side coil and the rectifier, and the non-contact power reception system is configured to bring the matching unit into a mismatch state when electric power is being received from the primary-side coil in a state in which the movable body equipment should refuse power reception.03-07-2013
20130057081Contactless Power Solution For Low Power Sensors In Bioprocess Environments - A method and apparatus for providing more reliable wireless communication and power to sensors in electrically challenging bioprocess environments is disclosed. An unconnected antenna is located within the bioprocess environment, preferably in the same plane as the primary powered antenna. This unconnected antenna, also referred to as reflective antenna, enhances and confines the electromagnetic field created by the powered antenna. This reflective antenna is incorporated in or proximate to the devices containing a sensor or communication device. In one embodiment, the reflective antenna is incorporated into the filter housing. In another embodiment, it is incorporated into the filtering element itself. In another embodiment, it is incorporated into or affixed on the disposable bioprocess components, such as bags and tubes.03-07-2013
20130057080WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of transmitting power from a transmitter of a wireless power system at a multiplicity of frequencies between a first transmission frequency and a second transmission frequency at a first power level and transmitting power from the transmitter at a second power level and at one or more frequencies between the first transmission frequency and the second transmission frequency if the one or more receiving devices are determined to be coupled to the transmitter.03-07-2013
20130057078WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER METHOD THEREOF IN MANY-TO-ONE COMMUNICATION - A wireless power transmitter for transmitting power in a wireless manner by forming a wireless power signal and a wireless power transfer method thereof are capable of optimizing transmission efficiency for a plurality of wireless power receivers, by deciding an optimal transmission parameter (especially, a frequency corresponding to the wireless power signal or a resonant frequency) for the plurality of wireless power receivers based on control errors received from the plurality of wireless power receivers, respectively, via respective time slots allocated to the plurality of wireless power receivers.03-07-2013
20130057079APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - An apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission includes a near-field wireless communication antenna for receiving wireless power transmission control signals from a power transmitting device at a communication frequency, a near-field wireless communication Integrated Circuit (IC) for delivering wireless power transmission control messages based on the wireless power transmission control signals received through the near-field wireless communication antenna to a power IC, a Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) coil for resonating at a frequency band corresponding to a resonant frequency of the power transmitting device, to receive power supplied from the power transmitting device, and the power IC for controlling output of a constant voltage, using the supply power received by the WPT coil, based on the wireless power transmission control messages from the near-field wireless communication IC.03-07-2013
20130057077TRANSFERRING POWER TO A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments of the disclosure may include a system for transferring power, the system having a donor mobile device. Such a donor mobile device may include processor(s) and a donor wireless power transfer mechanism coupled to the processor(s). In addition, the donor mobile device may include software application(s) that: (i) configure the donor wireless transfer mechanism on the donor mobile device to initiate power transfer; and (ii) transfer power using the donor wireless transfer mechanism. The system may also have a receptor mobile device including processor(s) and a receptor wireless power transfer mechanism coupled to the processor(s). Further, the receptor mobile device may include software application(s) that: (i) configure the receptor power transfer mechanism on the receptor mobile device to receive power; and (ii) receive and convert received power into electric current using the receptor power transfer mechanism.03-07-2013
20130069442WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Provided is a device and method for wirelessly transmitting power, and a wireless power transmission device that may control an electrical connection between a power charger and a transmitter to charge a source resonator with power and transmit the charged power to a target resonator through mutual resonance.03-21-2013
20130069444TRANSMITTER MODULE FOR USE IN A MODULAR POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - A modular power transmitting system comprises multiple transmitter modules being connected together for transmitting power inductively to a receiver. The transmitter module is connected with other transmitter modules for transmitting power inductively to the receiver, wherein the transmitter module (03-21-2013
20130069446WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless electric power receiving device and a wireless electric power transmission system are disclosed. The wireless electric power receiving device is coupled to a wireless electric power transmitting device, and comprises a receiving coil, a power supply circuit and an alarm unit. When the receiving coil is coupled, a coupling voltage is generated and outputted. The power supply circuit comprises a first receiving terminal coupled to the receiving coil, and compares the voltage with a preset operation voltage range to generate and output a control signal when the voltage is beyond the range. The alarm unit is electrically coupled to the power supply circuit to receive the control signal from the power supply circuit and to output an alarm signal according to the control signal. The device can prevent a user from misusing a household appliance in case of a deficient voltage.03-21-2013
20130069445RECEIVER COIL - The invention relates to a planar receiver coil for use in a receiving device for receiving power from a transmitting device inductively, the receiver coil is intended to be coupled with a transmitter coil of said transmitting device, said receiver coil constituted by winding turns, wherein the winding turns at the outer part of the receiver coil are denser than the winding turns at the inner part of the receiver coil.03-21-2013
20130069440INCOMING CIRCUIT USING MAGNETIC RESONANT COUPLING - According to one embodiment, an incoming circuit using a magnetic resonant coupling includes an incoming coil which receives magnetic field energy transmitted from an outgoing coil under conditions of energy power transmission by the magnetic resonant coupling, and an incoming circuit which comprises a variable capacitor and a rectifier circuit and which outputs, as a direct-current voltage, the magnetic field energy received by the incoming coil. A capacitance of the variable capacitor is automatically controlled to change in an analog form along with the change of the direct-current voltage and to keep the transmission efficiency of the magnetic field energy at a fixed value by directly feeding back the direct-current voltage to the variable capacitor.03-21-2013
20120112556MEDICAL SYSTEM COMPRISING IMPLANTS - A medical system (05-10-2012
20120112555WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power feeding device includes an oscillator to generate a high frequency signal, a resonance frequency determining unit configured to determine a resonance frequency to be used for a wireless power transmission, a resonance frequency controller configured to generate a resonance parameter, a resonant circuit to generate electromagnetic inductance, and a communicating unit configured to notify a resonance frequency to the power receiving device before starting a wireless power transmission. A power receiving device includes a communicating unit configured to receive information of a resonance frequency to be used for a wireless power transmission, a resonance frequency controller configured to generate a resonance parameter, a resonant circuit to generate power, a load circuit to operate by the power, a switch to open and close a connection between the resonant circuit and the load circuit, and a determining unit configured to control the switch.05-10-2012
20120112554WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF RESONANCE POWER - A resonance power transmission system, and a method of controlling transmission and reception of a resonance power are provided. According to one embodiment, a method of controlling resonance power transmission in a resonance power transmitter may include: transmitting resonance power to a resonance power receiver, the resonance power having resonance frequencies which vary with respect to a plurality of time intervals; and receiving, from the resonance power receiver, information regarding the resonance frequency having the highest power transmission efficiency among the resonance frequencies used in the time intervals.05-10-2012
20120112553WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH IMPROVED ALIGNMENT - A wireless power system that may align a portable electronic device with an inductive wireless power supply. The induction coils used for transferring power wirelessly may be used as DC electromagnets to align the portable electronic device with the inductive wireless power supply. A DC current may be supplied to the primary coil and to the secondary coil to generate DC electromagnetic fields and attractive force between the primary and secondary coils. This attractive force may be used for alignment.05-10-2012
20130069443AIRCRAFT TIRE PRESSURE LOOP LINK - The aircraft tire pressure loop link is formed of first and second single metal loops connected by parallel spaced apart metal shafts, and provides for coupling a magnetic field between a wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor coil to provide electromagnetic communication between a control unit connect to the wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor connected to the tire pressure sensor coil. The current induced in the first single metal loop travels the distance from the edge of the wheel axle coil to the periphery of the of the wheel rim to the second single metal loop, which generates the flux in the tire pressure sensor receiver coil necessary to power the tire pressure sensor.03-21-2013
20130069441FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION IN WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - A wireless energy transfer system includes a foreign object debris detection system. The system includes at least one wireless energy transfer source configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field. The foreign object debris may be detected by at least one field gradiometer positioned in the oscillating magnetic field. The voltage of the at least one field gradiometer may be measured using readout circuitry and a feedback loop based on the readings from the gradiometers may be used to control the parameters of the wireless energy source.03-21-2013
20120293005APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - An apparatus and method for efficiently, wirelessly transmitting a power to a plurality of target devices are provided. A wireless power transmitter may include: a source resonator configured to wirelessly transmit energy to a target device with at least one target resonator, the energy being stored in a capacitor; and a feeding unit configured to generate an induced current flowing in the source resonator in the same direction as a direction of an input current flowing in a transmission line, the feeding unit being electrically connected to the capacitor and forming a closed loop with the source resonator.11-22-2012
20120187773DEVICE FOR THE INDUCTIVE TRANSFER OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY - The invention relates to a device for the inductive transfer of electric energy from a stationary unit that has at least two similar primary inductances (07-26-2012
20120187772Wireless Power Transceiver System - Coupled coil systems and methods are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring power among them. In preferred implementations, power may be transmitted and received using temporarily paired coupled coils. One preferred aspect of the invention is that the coils are not permanently affixed in physical proximity to one another, but can be moved and/or interchanged, and that the coils may be used to transmit or receive power based on their real-time relationships to other coils.07-26-2012
20120223595WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a wireless power transmission apparatus includes a housing and a plurality of transmitting coils. The housing is capable of containing one or more power receiving apparatuses includes one or more receiving coils which receive power. The plurality of transmitting coils are provided inside the housing and are configured to transmit the power to the power receiving apparatuses by making electromagnetic coupling with the receiving coils, at least two of the plurality of transmitting coils having orientations of axes different from each other, the axes each indicating a line perpendicular to a plane which is defined by windings of a coil.09-06-2012
20120223594WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND COIL - A wireless power feeder feeds power from a feeding coil L09-06-2012
20120223593POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power receiving device used for wirelessly supplying power from a power supply device using electromagnetic resonance to an electronic apparatus which receives power by electromagnetic induction is provided. The power receiving device includes a first antenna coupled with an antenna of the power supply device by electromagnetic resonance, a second antenna coupled with the first antenna by electromagnetic induction, a load, a switching circuit, a control circuit, and an input device. A signal for selecting switching of the switching circuit is generated in the control circuit in response to a command from the input device. A connection between the second antenna and the load is controlled by switching of the switching circuit in response to the signal.09-06-2012
20120223592METHOD FOR DRIVING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - The frequency of high-frequency voltage which is output by a variable high frequency power source included in a power transmitting device is controlled in accordance with the value of electric power received by a power receiving device. That is to say, the frequency of the high-frequency voltage is controlled in accordance with data directly relating to power supply. Thus, electric power is accurately supplied with high transmission efficiency in the power supply system.09-06-2012
20120223591OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a power transmission device including a transmission unit and a reception unit. The reception unit includes an overvoltage protection circuit and provides a feedback signal to the transmission unit. The transmission unit controls intensity of power wirelessly transmitted to the reception unit with reference to the feedback signal to control power consumption of the overvoltage protection circuit. The overvoltage protection circuit includes a detection unit and a current control unit. The detection unit detects an input voltage and a first current to generate a control signal. The current control unit controls a second current with reference to the control signal. Herein, the second current is controlled so that a ratio of the input voltage to a sum of the first and second currents is kept constant.09-06-2012
20120223590REDUCING HEAT DISSIPATION IN A WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for managing a temperature of a wireless power receiver. In one aspect a wireless power transmitter is provided. The wireless power transmitter includes a transmit circuit including a transmit coil. The transmit circuit is configured to wirelessly transmit power to a wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter further includes a communication circuit configured to receive information based on a temperature measurement of the wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter further includes a transmit controller circuit configured to adjust an operating point of power transfer based on the information.09-06-2012
20120223589WAKING UP A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER FROM BEACON MODE - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for waking a wireless power transmitter from beacon mode. In one aspect a wireless power receiver apparatus is provided. The wireless power receiver apparatus includes a receive circuit comprising a receive coil. This receive circuit is coupled to a load. The receive circuit is configured to wirelessly receive power from a transmitter device at a first power level to power the load. The wireless power receiver apparatus further includes an adjustment circuit configured to be powered by using the wirelessly received power. The adjustment circuit is further configured to adjust a characteristic of the load using the wirelessly received power for a period of time to cause a detectable change in an operating characteristic of the transmitter device for the period of time.09-06-2012
20120223588NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A non-contact power transmission apparatus that includes a power supply circuit that generates electrical power; a switch connected to an output of the power supply circuit; a first power transmission antenna connected to a first output of the switch; a second power transmission antenna connected to a second output of the switch; a communication interface that communicates with a device; and a control unit that controls the switch based on a state of the device obtained via the communication interface.09-06-2012
20120223587WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND POWER CONTROLLER - A wireless power receiver receives, at a receiving coil, AC power fed from a feeding coil by wireless using a magnetic field resonance phenomenon between the feeding coil and receiving coil. The wireless power receiver includes a loading circuit and a power controller. The loading circuit includes a loading coil that is magnetically coupled to the receiving coil to receive the AC power from the receiving coil and a load that receives the AC power supplied from the loading coil. The power controller includes a measurement unit and an adjustment unit. The measurement unit measures the receiving power of the load. The adjustment unit brings the receiving power close to its maximum value by changing the impedance of the loading circuit.09-06-2012
20120223586WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND COIL - A wireless power feeder feeds power from a feeding coil to a receiving coil by wireless using a magnetic field resonance phenomenon. The feeding coil is constructed in a rotatable manner. A power transmission control circuit that supplies AC power to the feeding coil so as to make the feeding coil feed the AC power to the receiving coil. The feeding coil is constructed such that the magnetic characteristics thereof in the circumferential direction are made non-uniform. Concretely, a magnetic body is installed at only a part of the circumference of the feeding coil to make the magnetic characteristics of the feeding coil in the circumferential direction non-uniform.09-06-2012
20120223585WIRELESS POWER FEEDER - A wireless power feeder 09-06-2012
20110012432CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR INDUCTIVE ENERGY TRANSFER - A method and a circuit arrangement for the inductive transfer of energy with an oscillator and a device to detect the inductive load of the oscillator, and to modify a damping element in the oscillator depending on the load of said oscillator.01-20-2011
20110012431RESONATORS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - Described herein are embodiments of a method for receiving power wirelessly from at least one high-Q resonator that include integrating a high-Q resonator element in an electronic device, said high-Q resonator element including an inductive part wound around a magnetic material, said resonator element including a first coil portion which is connected in series with a capacitor to form an LC resonant circuit that may be resonant with an applied magnetic driving signal, and also including a second coil portion wound around a magnetic material, and inductively coupled to said first coil portion and receiving power wirelessly using said resonator element, at a frequency that is substantially resonant with a value determined according to said LC resonant circuit and producing an output using said coil portion to drive said electronic device.01-20-2011
20130062961WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM AND RESONANT FREQUENCY CHANGING METHOD THEREOF - This specification provides a wireless power system capable of changing a resonant frequency and a resonant frequency changing method thereof. To this end, a wireless power receiver according to one exemplary embodiment includes a power receiving unit having a receiving side resonant circuit provided with at least one inductor and at least one capacitor, and configured to receive a wireless power signal, the wireless power signal being generated based on a resonance phenomenon between the receiving side resonant circuit and a transmitting side resonant circuit of a wireless power transmitter, and a power reception control unit configured to control the power receiving unit to change a connection between the at least one inductor and the at least one capacitor so as to change a resonant frequency corresponding to the wireless power signal.03-14-2013
20130062960SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CONNECTION FROM A POWER SUPPLY TO AN INDUCTIVE POWER OUTLET - A switching system configured to control a connection between a power supply and an inductive power outlet where the inductive power outlet includes at least one primary inductor configured to inductively couple with a secondary inductor associated with an inductive power receiver includes a circuit breaker configured to disconnect the inductive power outlet from the power supply, and a trigger switch configured to disable the circuit breaker when the inductive power receiver is brought into proximity with the inductive power outlet.03-14-2013
20130062959SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING A WIRELESS POWER DEVICE - Embodiments are directed to detecting and identifying a type of a wireless power device in a wireless power transfer field. According to one aspect, systems and methods are disclosed which describe limiting power transfer to non-compliant devices and detection of undesired power absorbers, such as metal objects, in a wireless power system. A method may include detecting one or more non-compliant devices and/or undesired wireless power absorbers positioned within a charging region of a wireless power transmitter. The method may further include limiting an amount of power transmitted by a transmitter in response to the detection, or reducing the amount of power received by the non-compliant device.03-14-2013
20130062965WIRELESS ELECTROMAGNETIC RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A system and a device for wirelessly transferring power without a cable are provided. A wireless electromagnetic receiver includes a first device configured to oscillate based on an electromagnetic field. The wireless electromagnetic receiver further includes a second device configured to transform the oscillation of the first device into a power, the second device being in contact with the first device, and the second device including a precharged capacitor.03-14-2013
20130062967TUNABLE SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFIER - A system for power transfer is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the system includes an inductive power device, such as a device that transmits or receives power over an inductive coupling. For example, an adjustable impedance is coupled to the inductive power device, where the adjustable impedance is used for dynamically controlling the power gain in the inductive power device, such as by damping power generated by circuit impedances, such as inductances, capacitances or resistances, and combinations thereof.03-14-2013
20130062966RECONFIGURABLE CONTROL ARCHITECTURES AND ALGORITHMS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - A control architecture for electric vehicle wireless power transmission systems that may be segmented so that certain essential and/or standardized control circuits, programs, algorithms, and the like, are permanent to the system and so that other non-essential and/or augmentable control circuits, programs, algorithms, and the like, may be reconfigurable and/or customizable by a user of the system. The control architecture may be distributed to various components of the wireless power system so that a combination of local or low-level controls operating at relatively high-speed can protect critical functionality of the system while higher-level and relatively lower speed control loops can be used to control other local and system-wide functionality.03-14-2013
20130062962Power Transfer Device - A power transfer device is provided. The power transfer device includes a circuit arrangement including a primary side having a primary coil; a secondary side having a secondary coil inductively coupled to the primary coil and a load transformation unit; wherein the load transformation unit includes an inductor and a capacitor; wherein the secondary coil, the inductor and the capacitor respectively includes a first terminal and a second terminal; wherein the first terminal of the secondary coil is coupled to the first terminal of the capacitor, the second terminal of the capacitor is coupled to the first terminal of the inductor, and the second terminal of the inductor is coupled to the second terminal of the secondary coil.03-14-2013
20130062964WIRELESS ELECTROMAGNETIC RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A system and a device for wirelessly transferring power without a cable are provided. A wireless electromagnetic receiver includes a first device configured to oscillate based on an electromagnetic field. The wireless electromagnetic receiver further includes a second device configured to transform the oscillation of the first device into a power, the second device being in contact with the first device.03-14-2013
20130062963WIRELESS ELECTROMAGNETIC RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A system and a device for wirelessly transferring power without a cable are provided. A wireless electromagnetic receiver includes a first device configured to be magnetized based on an electromagnetic field. The wireless electromagnetic receiver further includes a second device configured to transform the magnetization of the first device into a power, the second device being not in contact with the first device.03-14-2013
20120193998LOW-LOSS DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR HIGH-POWER INDUCTION-TYPE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A low-loss data transmission method used in a high-power induction-type power supply system consisting of a supplying-end module and a receiving-end module is disclosed. The supplying-end microprocessor of the supplying-end module has built-in anti-noise signal analysis software that can remove noises from the data signal fed back by the receiving-end module, assuring high stability of the transmission of data signal and reducing energy dissipation of data transmission. Subject to a special circuit arrangement of the receiving-end coil of the receiving-end module, signal modulation is performed on a low voltage DC square wave, assuring a high level of stability of the supplying of power supply to the receiving-end module.08-02-2012
20120193995VOLTAGE GENERATION CIRCUIT, RESONANCE CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM, POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A voltage generation circuit includes: a resistor circuit which includes a plurality of resistors connected to each other in series or in parallel; a plurality of input ports which are connected in parallel to the resistor circuit and to which a control signal for controlling a potential state of the input port to one of a high state, a low state, and an open state is input; and an output port which is connected to the resistor circuit and outputs voltage signals with voltage values corresponding to combinations of the potential states of the plurality of input ports.08-02-2012
20130214611WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND METHOD OF MANAGING POWER THEREOF - Disclosed are a wireless power receiver and a method of managing the same. The wireless power receiver to wirelessly receive power from a wireless power transmitter and transmit the power to a load includes a receiving unit to receive AC power from the wireless power transmitter that receives power from a power supply device, a rectifying unit to rectify the received AC power to DC power, and a power managing unit to manage the power transmitted to the load based on the rectified DC power.08-22-2013
20080296978Controlled Wireless Charging of an Accumulator in a Chipcard - Method, apparatus and system for contactless charging of an energy storage unit of an energy sink (12-04-2008
20120235509WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - In one embodiment, a power reception device includes a load circuit, to which a first signal having a first power value is supplied from a first resonance circuit connected to a power reception coil, and a first transceiver which transmits the first power value to a power transmission device. The power transmission device includes a second resonance circuit including a plurality of inductors and capacitors to which a second signal having a second power value is input, a power transmission coil connected to the second resonance circuit, a second transceiver which receives the first power value from the first transceiver, and a first control circuit which calculates power transmission efficiency using the first power value and the second power value and adjusts at least one of inductance values of the inductors and/or at least one of capacitance values of the capacitors based on the power transmission efficiency.09-20-2012
20120235508Non-contact power transmission system, receiving apparatus and transmitting apparatus - A non-contact power transmission system comprises: a primary coil including a power supply coil and a magnetic resonance coil; and a secondary coil including a load coil, thereby transmitting an electric power from the power supply coil at a self-resonating frequency of the magnetic resonance coil, which is determined by a parasitic capacitance between wound wires of the coil and a self inductance of the coil, and taking out the electric power supplied, from the load coil of the secondary coil through magnetic coupling, with non-contact, wherein the electric power is transmitted, with non-contact, with applying magnetic coupling in coupling between the power supply coil and the magnetic resonance coil and coupling between the magnetic resonance coil and the load coil.09-20-2012
20120235507APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY VARIABLE POWER TRANSMISSION - A high efficiency variable power transmitting apparatus outputs a variable power by modulating, with respect to a time axis, a high frequency signal having a constant amplitude by turning the high frequency signal ON and OFF, amplifying the variable power to satisfy a requested power level of a target device based on a supply voltage having a predetermined level, converting an alternating current (AC) voltage received from a power source to a direct current (DC) voltage, generating the supply voltage having the predetermined level based on the DC voltage, and providing the supply voltage having the predetermined level to the PA.09-20-2012
20120235506SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATION OF A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER - Systems and methods for alignment and calibration of a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power receiver are disclosed. According to one aspect, a wireless power transmit coil is first aligned with a wireless power receive coil. An alignment signal is received indicated that the transmit coil and the receive coil are aligned is received by the wireless power transmitter. A signal indicative of a characteristic of an electrical signal received by the wireless power receiver is generated and communicated to the wireless power transmitter. A calibration feedback signal is generated to adjust a driving signal of the wireless power transmitter based on the received signal.09-20-2012
20120235505WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING REPEATER RESONATORS - A bag for wireless energy transfer comprising a compartment for storing an electronic device enabled for wireless energy transfer, and at least one magnetic resonator positioned for wireless energy transfer to the electronic device, wherein a the at least one magnetic resonator optionally operates in one of three modes: (1) as a repeater resonator to extend the energy transfer to the electronic device from an external wireless energy source, (2) as a source resonator transferring energy from a battery in the bag to the electronic device, and (3) as an energy capture resonator receiving wireless energy from an external source to recharge a battery in the bag.09-20-2012
20120235504TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR SENSORS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes, a load associated with a sensor and configured to power a sensor, and a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, and wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be tunable during system operation so as to at least one of tune the power provided to the second electromagnetic resonator and tune the power delivered to the load.09-20-2012
20120235503SECURE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A medical device-powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load configured to power the medical device using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed within the medical device and configured to be coupled to the load, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator; wherein the square root of the product of the respective Q factors is greater than 100; and an authorization facility to confirm compatibility of the resonators and provide authorization for initiation of transfer of power.09-20-2012
20120235502MULTI-RESONATOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR IMPLANTED MEDICAL DEVICES - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with electrically powering a medical device that is adapted to be disposed in the interior of a patient, and a third electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and movable relative to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator, wherein the third resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the third electromagnetic resonator from at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator.09-20-2012
20120235501MULTI-RESONATOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with powering an electrically powered medical device, and a third electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and movable relative to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator, wherein the third resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the third electromagnetic resonator from at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator.09-20-2012
20120235500WIRELESS ENERGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Described herein are systems for wireless energy transfer distribution over a defined area. Energy may be distributed over the area via a plurality of repeater, source, and device resonators. The resonators within the area may be tunable and the distribution of energy or magnetic fields within the area may be configured depending on device position and power needs.09-20-2012
20120235499Transmit Power over Wireless Signal - A device with a sensor to detect a location of a portable device within proximity of the device and a controller to identify an amount of power to transmit to the portable device and reposition a directional antenna to transmit to the portable device an identified amount of power over a wireless signal based on the location of the portable device.09-20-2012
20130162051POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, POWER RECEPTION APPARATUS AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, a power transfer system includes a power transmission apparatus and a power reception apparatus. The power transmission apparatus has a power transmission module, and a first wireless communication device configured to transmit physical profile information of the power transmission apparatus. The power reception apparatus has a power reception module, a second wireless communication device configured to receive the physical profile information, and a controller. Wireless power transfer is conducted between the power transmission module and the power reception module. The controller is configured to cross-check a physical profile of a power signal of the wireless power transfer received by the power reception module with the physical profile information and identify the first wireless communication device based on a result of the cross-check.06-27-2013
20120267961WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A resonance circuit includes a transmission coil and a resonance capacitor connected in series. A multi-tone power supply is capable of selecting arbitrary frequency components from among multiple discrete frequency components, and outputs, to the resonance circuit, a multi-tone signal obtained by superimposing sine wave signals of the respective frequency components thus selected. In a measurement mode, a frequency control circuit sets all the frequency components for the multi-tone power supply, and selects at least one frequency component at which the electric power transmission efficiency is high in the state in which a multi-tone signal is generated by superimposing the sine wave signals of all the frequencies. In a power supply mode, the aforementioned at least one frequency component thus selected in the measurement mode is set for the multi-tone power supply.10-25-2012
20110043049WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q RESONATORS USING FIELD SHAPING TO IMPROVE K - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped to avoid a loss-inducing object.02-24-2011
20130207482INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - An inductive power transfer (IPT system) includes an AC-AC full-bridge converter (T08-15-2013
20130207481Method and Apparatus for Controlling and Powering an Electronic Accessory from a Mobile Digital Device - Various energy harvesting and control techniques are used to power and control electronic accessories from the audio output channels and microphone input channel of mobile digital devices while preserving audio input and output functionality. One technique uses one of the stereophonic audio channels to generate power, and the other in conjunction with the microphone jack to enable bi-directional communications while preserving audio input and output. Another technique allows a low powered electronic accessory with bi-directional communications to be supported while simultaneously supporting audio input & stereo output. These techniques facilitate the ability to play music, narration and instruction and to receive oral responses and instruction with no perceived loss or gaps, even while using the audio jack of a mobile digital device to harvest energy and bi-directional communication.08-15-2013
20130207478FURNITURE WITH WIRELESS POWER - Furniture components, such as office furniture components, are configured to include electronic components that transfer electrical power to peripheral electronic devices via wireless technologies, including conductive and inductive technologies. The articles of furniture may include grommet devices received within work surfaces, the grommet devices incorporating or housing the electronics of wireless power systems. The articles of furniture may also include the electronics of wireless power systems physically embedded or integrated within work surfaces in a manner in which the continuous surfaces of the work surfaces are maintained, and the work surfaces may optionally further include lighting or other indication features to indicate the locations of the electronics to a user.08-15-2013
20130207477METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR TRANSFERRING WIRELESS POWER BY USING ANTENNAS WITH HIGH ORDERS OF SPHERICAL MODES - The present invention relates to a system for transferring wireless power or signal. The system includes a first antenna; and a second antenna which is located from the first antenna at an arbitrary distance and arranged in an arbitrary direction in comparison with the first antenna, wherein respective spherical modes of the first antenna and the second antenna are allowed to have orders which are same as or larger than a predetermined value to thereby transfer wireless power between the first antenna and the second antenna.08-15-2013
20110260550NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A non-contact power transmission apparatus accurately determines the kind of object that is placed on the charging deck of the non-contact power transmission apparatus, and, only when a non-contact power receiving apparatus is placed on the power transmission apparatus, allows power transmission and data communication to take place, thereby accurately determining the state of the receiver side and efficiently controlling the transmission of power. In the power transmission apparatus, the power supplied to the non-contact power receiving apparatus is measured, and the output power of the wireless power signal output from two different cores is controlled, thereby allowing the charging operation to be stably conducted even if the non-contact power receiving apparatus is moved anywhere on the power transmission apparatus. The power transmission apparatus improves both the reliability of operation of the non-contact charging system, and the competitiveness of related products, such as portable terminals, battery packs and the like.10-27-2011
20120212072POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission device includes a communication unit that transmits a power capability information transmission request, receives power capability information in response to the power capability information transmission request, and transmits randomized parameter information by a communication channel. The power transmission device also includes a processing unit that produces the randomized parameter information, based on the power capability information. Further, the power transmission device includes a power transmission unit that wirelessly transmits power based on the randomized parameter information.08-23-2012
20120228961SWITCH DEVICE - There are: a communication sheet that propagates electromagnetic wave; a wireless communication part arranged close to the communication sheet, and stores predetermined information, and wirelessly transmits the predetermined information to the communication sheet; a shield part that shields a radio signal wirelessly transmitted from the wireless communication part; an operation part that enables or disables wireless communication between the communication sheet and the wireless communication part; and a discrimination part that discriminates contents of operation by the operation part based on the predetermined information wirelessly transmitted by the wireless communication part. According to an operation by said operation part to disable the wireless communication between said communication sheet and the wireless communication part, said shield part shields the radio signal from the wireless communication part.09-13-2012
20110018361TUNING AND GAIN CONTROL IN ELECTRO-MAGNETIC POWER SYSTEMS - Described herein are embodiments of a magnetic power coupling system that includes at least one high-Q receiver resonator, configured to receive a magnetic signal within a near field of at least one other high-Q resonator that conveys power therein, and converts said magnetic signal into power, and produces a power output, said receiver including a connection to a load, wherein said connection allows coupling of said power to said load, wherein said receiver creates a signal, said signal representing at least one characteristic of the power coupling, and wherein said characteristic of the power coupling changes based on environmental conditions.01-27-2011
20120280575WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission method and a wireless power transmitter are provided that may selectively transmit wireless power to a plurality of target devices. According to an aspect, a wireless power transmitter may include: a detecting unit configured to detect a plurality of target devices; a controller configured to determine a plurality of resonance frequencies between a source resonator and the plurality of detected target devices and to control the plurality of resonance frequencies to transmit the power to the plurality of detected target devices; and a source resonance unit configured to transmit the power to the plurality of detected target devices.11-08-2012
20110285214CONTROLLING INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS - An inductive power transfer system comprises a primary unit, having a primary coil and an electrical drive unit which applies electrical drive signals to the primary coil so as to generate an electromagnetic field. The system also comprises at least one secondary device, separable from the primary unit and having a secondary coil which couples with the field when the secondary device is in proximity to the primary unit. A control unit causes a circuit including said primary coil to operate, during a measurement period, in an undriven resonating condition. In this condition the application of the drive signals to the primary coil by the electrical drive unit is suspended so that energy stored in the circuit decays over the course of the period. A decay measurement unit takes one or more measures of such energy decay during the measurement period. In dependence upon said one or more energy decay measures, the control unit controls the electrical drive unit so as to restrict or stop inductive power transfer from the primary unit.11-24-2011
20110285215METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MODULE WITH PLANAR COIL, AND MODULE WITH PLANAR COIL - A method for manufacturing a module including a planar coil, and a module including a planar coil, reduce manufacturing cost and also are able to handle a large current. The method for manufacturing the module including the planar coil includes the steps of providing a second resin layer including a magnetic filler on a first resin layer with a built-in chip-type electronic component; providing a planar coil on the second resin layer; and providing a third resin layer including a non-magnetic property so as to coat the planar coil.11-24-2011
20110285213DETERMINING DEVICE, METHOD FOR DETERMINING OF TRANSMITTING PARAMETER, ENERGY TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING ENERGY - According to an embodiment, a determining device for determining a transmission parameter for wirelessly transmitting energy (11-24-2011
20110285212INPUT/OUTPUT APPARATUS AND REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS - An input/output apparatus is provided which is capable of preventing electric shock without reinforcing the insulation of a power-supply unit and capable of connecting to a USB, a LAN, or the like. An input/output apparatus includes a power-supply circuit that uses electric power as the power supply of the present apparatus, which is generated in a resonance circuit by an induction of an AC magnetic field from the resonance circuit on the apparatus main body side, and a communication circuit that transmits and receives a signal between a resonance circuit of the present apparatus and a resonance circuit on the apparatus main body side, and capable of being insulated from the power supply of the apparatus main body by receiving electric power from the apparatus main body in a non-contact state and by communicating with the apparatus main body in a non-contact state, thereby.11-24-2011
20110285211WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A wireless power receiving apparatus comprises a bridge circuit and a control unit configured to control the bridge circuit. A wireless power supply apparatus transmits, to the wireless power receiving apparatus, an electric power signal and a control signal which indicates a control timing for the bridge circuit. A receiver receives the control signal transmitted from the wireless power supply apparatus. A control unit controls the bridge circuit according to the control signal.11-24-2011
20110285209SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACTUATOR DRIVE CURRENT USING BI-DIRECTIONAL HYSTERESIS CONTROL - Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling actuator drive current. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for controlling actuator drive current. The method may include receiving a reference signal, determining a feedback signal based at least in part on the drive current, determining a conditioned feedback signal based at least in part on the feedback signal, comparing the reference signal to the conditioned feedback signal, and controlling the drive current based on the comparison of the reference signal and the conditioned feedback signal. Certain embodiments of the method may include manipulating one or more devices to establish at least one positive current path and at least one negative current path through an actuator via hysteresis control.11-24-2011
20090189458VEHICLE POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND VEHICLE WINDOW MEMBER - The vehicle power supply apparatus 07-30-2009
20110278942Wearable power source carryable by a health care provider - Described embodiments include a system, an apparatus, and a method. A described system includes a portable energy source configured to supply electrical or radiant power, and configured to be carried proximate to a first body portion of a health care provider. The system also includes a portable power transmitter configured to wirelessly transfer the electrical or radiant power supplied by the portable energy source from the portable energy source to a wireless power receiver connected to a handheld medical device. The system further includes a connective structure configured to transfer the electrical or radiant power supplied by the portable energy source between the portable energy source and the portable power transmitter, and configured to be carried proximate to the body of the health care provider.11-17-2011
20100295378Power feeding system, power feeder, power-receiving equipment, and positioning control method - A power feeding system includes: a power feeder including a mount, a primary coil, a moving means, a query output means outputting a query, a receiving means receiving notification information, a primary coil direct-current driving control means controlling the primary coil to be driven with a direct current, a query control means allowing the query output means to output a query, and a primary coil alternating-current driving control means controlling the primary coil to be driven with an alternating current; and a power-receiving equipment including a secondary coil, a sensing means disposed at a position where the sensing means can sense the query, a secondary coil direct-current driving control means controlling the secondary coil to be driven with a direct current, a notification information output means, and a secondary coil alternating-current driving control means controlling the secondary coil so that electromotive force induced by the primary coil is exerted.11-25-2010
20120286584SPACE-ADAPTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHOD USING EVANESCENT FIELD RESONANCE - A magnetic resonance wireless power transfer method according to an aspect of the present invention includes transmitting power from a source coil to the Tx resonant coil using a magnetic induction method, transmitting the power from the Tx resonant coil to an Rx resonant coil, having a resonant frequency identical with that of the Tx resonant coil, via magnetically-coupled resonance, and transmitting the power from the Rx resonant coil to the device coil of an electronic device using the magnetic induction method. The Tx resonant coil and the Rx resonant coil are arranged at a right angle or a specific angle of inclination relative to each other.11-15-2012
20120286585HIGH-FREQUENCY (HF) VOLTAGE SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING A MULTIPOLE MASS SPECTROMETER WITH THE HF AC VOLTAGE USED TO GENERATE A MULTIPOLE FIELD - A radio-frequency (RF) voltage supply system for supplying a multipole mass spectrometer, in particular a quadrupole mass spectrometer, with the alternating RF voltage used to generate a multipole field, in a secondary circuit excited by means of a primary circuit. The RF voltage supply system has an RF voltage measuring device, by means of which the alternating RF voltage in the secondary circuit is sampled, and a digital measurement value that is dependent on the alternating RF voltage is determined. The RF voltage supply system also has a computing device, by means of which a digital alternating voltage amplitude setting value is determined, taking the measurement value into account. There is also an RF voltage generator, by means of which the alternating RF voltage can be made available with an alternating RF voltage amplitude that is set depending on the alternating voltage amplitude setting value.11-15-2012
20120286583Power Transmitting Device, Power Receiving Device, and Power Transmission System - A power transmission system that includes a power transmitting device and a power receiving device. The power transmitting device includes a high-frequency voltage generator, a piezoelectric resonator, a power transmitting device side passive electrode, and a power transmitting device side active electrode. The power receiving device includes a piezoelectric resonator, a load, a power receiving device side passive electrode, and a power receiving device side active electrode. The active electrode of the power transmitting device and the active electrode of the power receiving device are in proximity with each other, whereby the power transmitting device and the power receiving device are capacitively coupled through the active electrodes and the surrounding dielectric medium.11-15-2012
20100171368WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH FREQUENCY HOPPING - Described herein are improved capabilities for a source resonator having a Q-factor Q07-08-2010
20110278941DIELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A contactless power transfer system is proposed. The power transfer system comprises a field-focusing element comprising a dielectric material. The dielectric material comprises a composition that is selected from the family of (Ba,Sr)TiO11-17-2011
20110278949HIGH-POWER INDUCTION-TYPE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ITS DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - A high-power induction-type power supply system includes a supplying-end module consisting of a supplying-end microprocessor, a power driver unit, a signal analysis circuit, a coil voltage detection circuit, a display unit, a power supplying unit, a resonant circuit and a supplying-end coil, and a receiving-end module consisting of a receiving-end microprocessor, a voltage detection circuit, a rectifier and filter circuit, an amplitude modulation circuit, a protection circuit breaker, a voltage stabilizer circuit, a DC-DC buck converter, a resonant circuit and a receiving-end coil. By means of single bit data analysis to start up power supply, sensing signal transmitting time during standby mode is minimized. Subject to asymmetric data signal data encoding and decoding system to recognize data code, power loss is minimized during synchronous transmission of power supply and data signal, and a high capacity of fault tolerance is achieved.11-17-2011
20110278951NON-CONTACT POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS - The disclosure provides a non-contact power receiving apparatus including a conductive pattern in a second region of a substrate not covered by a magnetic sheet. The conductive pattern includes first and second electrodes provided in a first plane parallel to a surface of the substrate and arranged in a length direction of the conductive pattern. A third electrode is formed on a second plane parallel with the first plane. A first via hole connects superposed portions of the first and third electrodes to each other, and a second via hole connects superposed portions of the second and third electrodes to each other. As a result, loops of eddy currents generated in the conductive pattern can be made to be small, whereby eddy current loss can be reduced.11-17-2011
20110278946APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING POWER TO A MULTIPOLE IN A MASS SPECTROMETER - An apparatus for providing power to a multipole in a mass spectrometer is provided. The apparatus comprises a first resonant LC circuit; at least one inductor for forming a second resonant LC circuit with the multipole, the second resonant LC circuit connected in cascade with the first resonant LC circuit, when the at least one inductor is connected to the multipole; an RF power source for providing an RF signal; and a step-up transformer connected in parallel to the RF power source on a primary side and the first resonant LC circuit on a secondary side, the step-up transformer providing voltage gain for the RF signal thereby reducing the loaded Q of the resonant LC circuits.11-17-2011
20110278943System including wearable power receiver and wearable power-output device - Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. A described wearable power supply system configured to be usable after sterilization includes a portable energy source configured to supply electrical or radiant power, and configured to be carried by a person proximate to a first body portion of the person. The system also includes a portable power-output device configured to interact with a power-receiving device connected to a powerable handheld device, and configured to be carried by the person proximate to a second body portion at a position distal of a shoulder joint of the person. If interacting, the supplied electrical or radiant power is transferred from the portable power-output device to the power-receiving device. The system further includes a connective structure configured to transfer the supplied electrical or radiant power between the portable energy source and the power-output device.11-17-2011
20110278948SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING ENERGY - A coil arrangement supplies energy or control signals to, or provides information from, a medical device implanted in a human or animal patient. The coil arrangement includes an external coil that is larger than an implanted coil so as to reduce the risk of damage to circuitry in an energy transmitter attached to the external coil that results from a low impedance at the external coil when a switch in an over-voltage protection circuit is opened to protect circuitry in a medical device attached to the implanted coil from being damaged by a too high voltage induced across the implanted coil.11-17-2011
20110278947ANTENNA DEVICE, TRANSPONDER READER, INDUCTION COOKER - An antenna device has an inductive transmitting antenna having a main radiation direction, a plurality of spaced apart, adjacent conductors and a reference potential terminal. The plurality of spaced apart, adjacent conductors is connected to the reference potential terminal and arranged in a predetermined distance from the transmitting antenna along the main radiation direction in a plane antiparallel to the main radiation direction.11-17-2011
20110278944Wearable power-output device operable to deliver wirelessly received power - Described embodiments include a system, an apparatus, and a method. A described system includes a power receiver configured to wirelessly receive a first power from a wireless power transmitter source, and configured to be carried by a health care provider. The system also includes an energy storage device configured to store energy derived from the first power, to supply a second power, and configured to be carried by the health care provider. The system further includes a power-output device configured to interact with a power-receiving device connected to a handheld medical device, and configured to be carried by the health care provider proximate. If interacting, a third power is transferred from the power-output device to the power-receiving device. The system also includes a first connective structure configured to transfer the first power between the portable power receiver and the energy storage device, and configured to be carried by the health care provider.11-17-2011
20110278940DIELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A contactless power transfer system is proposed. The power transfer system comprises a field-focusing element comprising a dielectric material. The dielectric material comprises a composition that is selected from the family of (Ba,Sr)TiO11-17-2011
20110127842INDUCTIVE COUPLER CONNECTOR - An inductive coupler connector arrangement for transferring electrical energy between a first connector part to a second connector part. The first and second connector parts have respective ones of first and second magnetic core limbs of which at least one limb carrying a respective electrical winding and respective mating means adapted to provide at mating of said first and second connector parts a juxtaposition of abutting faces of respective ends of said respective ones of first and second magnetic core limbs. A gap between the coupler halves is filled with ferrofluid in the form of a deformable pad or tablet or a fat, grease or paste containing magnetic particles, in order to improve the magnetic coupling between said ends of said first and second magnetic core limbs.06-02-2011
20100171370MAXIMIZING POWER YIELD FROM WIRELESS POWER MAGNETIC RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power transmitter device for transmitting power to at least one high-Q resonator that includes a first portion, formed of a high-Q magnetic resonator, and a high frequency generation system, having a number of components, wherein at least one of said components is formed using a process which creates nanoscale features.07-08-2010
20100171369COMMUNICATION ACROSS AN INDUCTIVE LINK WITH A DYNAMIC LOAD - The present invention provides a load used for communication in a remote device having a dynamic communication load configuration. In one embodiment, the dynamic communication load configuration vanes as a function of a characteristic of power in the remote device. The remote device toggles between load configurations to communicate with the inductive power supply. A sensor in the remote device detects a characteristic of power in the remote device and configures the communication load based on the sensor output. In another embodiment, the remote device adjusts the dynamic communication load configuration in the remote device in response to a failure to receive a response from the inductive power supply.07-08-2010
20100225175WIRELESS POWER BRIDGE - Described herein are embodiments of forming a wireless power transfer system which include locating a source high-Q resonator on one side of a solid object, where the solid object may be an object from the group consisting of a solid non-conducting wall, or a solid non-conducting window, locating a receiving high-Q resonator on the other side of the solid object, aligning a first position of the source resonator with a second position of the receiving resonator, and using the source resonator to create a magnetic field, and using the receiving resonator to receive the magnetic field, and to produce an output that includes power based on said receiving the magnetic field.09-09-2010
20110127844Low pin count wireless power IC - A low pin count IC includes a wireless power receive coil, a rectifying circuit, an output circuit, circuit modules, a power management unit (PMU), a die, and a package substrate. The wireless power receive coil generates an AC voltage from a wireless power electromagnetic signal and the rectifying circuit generates a rectified voltage from the AC voltage. The output circuit generates a DC voltage from the rectified voltage. The PMU manages distribution of the DC voltage to the circuit modules. The die supports the circuit modules and the PMU, wherein the die includes return pads for coupling to circuit return nodes and a PMU return node. The package substrate supports the die and includes return pins for coupling to the return pads, wherein at least one of the die and the package substrate support the wireless power receive coil, the rectifying circuit, and the output circuit.06-02-2011
20120286580TRANSMISSION DEVICES AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT TO A COMPONENT OF A STEERING WHEEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE - In one form, the invention relates to a transmission device for transmitting an electric current to a component of a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, including a rotor which is to be arranged on the steering wheel such that it is rotatable along with the steering wheel; a stator which is to be arranged on a component of the vehicle that is stationary as compared to a rotary movement of the steering wheel; at least one conductor element by which the rotor is electrically connected with the stator; and a temperature determination device for determining the temperature of the conductor element or in the region of the conductor element. In another form, the invention also relates to a method for transmitting an electric current to a component of a steering wheel of a motor vehicle.11-15-2012
20120286582WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING RESONANCE IMPEDANCE AND RESONANCE FREQUENCY OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system, and a method for controlling a resonance impedance and a resonance frequency of the wireless power transmission system are provided. According to one aspect, a wireless power transmitter may include: a power generator configured to generate tracking power using a resonance frequency, the tracking power being used for a resonance frequency tracking; a source resonator configured to transmit the tracking power to a target resonator; a mismatching detector configured to detect a mismatching between the target resonator and the source resonator; and a controller configured to adjust the resonance frequency, or an impedance of a repeater resonator when the mismatching is detected, the repeater resonator being used to perform an impedance matching between the target resonator and the source resonator.11-15-2012
20120286581APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - An apparatus and method for controlling a magnetic field when power is wirelessly transmitted are provided. According to one general aspect, a wireless power transmitter may include: a source resonator configured to wirelessly transmit power to a target device including at least one sub-resonator located there within; and a magnetic field distribution controller configured to control the distribution of the magnetic field within the resonator based the resonance frequency of the at least one sub-resonator and the resonance frequency of the source resonator.11-15-2012
20110156492WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS USING NEAR FIELD FOCUSING - A wireless power transmission apparatus using near field focusing is provided. The wireless power transmission apparatus may include a source unit including a source resonator that transmits power wirelessly to a target apparatus, and a near field focusing unit to focus a near field of a magnetic field radiated in an omni-direction from the source resonator onto the target apparatus.06-30-2011
20120001496WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND POWER TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DEVICE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE - A wireless power transfer system and power transmitting/receiving device according to the present invention include an antenna (resonator) 01-05-2012
20120032523SUPPLYING POWER TO UNDERWATER DEVICES - A method of supplying electrical power to at least one device at a tree of an underwater fluid extraction well is disclosed. The method comprises using magnetic resonance coupling for wirelessly transmitting power from a supply to each device.02-09-2012
20110298298ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.12-08-2011
20110298297METHODS, TRANSMISSION DEVICES AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING POWER WIRELESSLY - This invention proposes a method of and a device for transmitting power via electromagnetic coupling from a transmission device to a set of reception devices, said method comprising a step of calculating by the transmission device, a first sum of given power levels defined by each reception device of said set of reception devices; if a maximum power that can be transmitted by the transmission device to said set of reception devices is less than said first sum, then performing a step of determining by said transmission device, based on said first sum and according to a set of criteria, a subset of reception devices among said set of reception devices, to which the transmission device transmits power.12-08-2011
20110298296RECTIFIER CIRCUIT OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a rectifier circuit of a wireless power transmission system, the rectifier circuit including: a rectifying unit rectifying an RF signal inputted through an RF input stage in a half-wave rectification type; an impedance matching unit installed between the RF input stage and the rectifying unit to match an impedance between the RF input stage and the rectifying unit; and a filtering unit filtering the signal rectified by the rectifying unit, thereby removing a radio frequency component and reducing a radio frequency ringing phenomenon, and thus, improving the efficiency of the rectifier circuit.12-08-2011
20110298295SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER THROUGHOUT A STRUCTURE WITHOUT WIRING - A system and method for controlling the transmission, receipt and/or utilization of transmitted energy. Through the incorporation of various mechanisms, the disclosed system and method ensures that a particular power supply will provide energy to an appropriate electronic device.12-08-2011
20110298294NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND DESIGN METHOD THEREOF - A non-contact power transmission device is disclosed. The resonant system includes a primary coil connected to the AC power source, a primary resonance coil, a secondary resonance coil, and a secondary coil is connected to the load. When the relationship between an input impedance of the resonant system and a frequency of an AC voltage of the AC power source is shown in a graph, the frequency of the AC voltage of the AC power source is set between a first frequency at which the input impedance has a local maximum value, and a second frequency that is greater than the first frequency and at which the input impedance has a local minimum value.12-08-2011
20080211314Juvenile Product Inductive Power Transfer - A juvenile product includes a power adapter comprising a first AC-to-DC converter to generate a DC transmission voltage from a line power source, and a power cable coupled to the power adapter and configured to carry the DC transmission voltage. A power transmitter coupled to the power cable includes a transmitter coil and a DC-to-AC converter coupled to the transmitter coil such that an AC current flows through the transmitter coil based on the DC transmission voltage. A power supply includes a receiver coil configured for generation of induced current in the receiver coil via inductive coupling with the transmitter coil, and further includes a second AC-to-DC converter coupled to the receiver coil to generate DC power based on the induced current. An electrical load coupled to the power supply is configured for operation via the DC power.09-04-2008
20110291490TUNABLE WIRELESS POWER DEVICE - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power devices. A device may include a transmit antenna and a metallic structure spaced from and configured for detuning the transmit antenna. The device may further include a circuit for tuning the transmit antenna.12-01-2011
20110291491CIRCUITRY FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER - Circuitry for use in a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system to generate an electromagnetic field so as to transfer power wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to one or more secondary units of the system, the or each secondary unit being separable from the primary unit, the circuitry comprising: a plurality of drivable portions, each portion comprising a primary coil or a dummy coil; driving means operable to supply both or at least two of said portions with drive signals so as to cause those driven portions that have a said primary coil to generate said electromagnetic field; and control means operable, in dependence upon a feedback signal indicative of a characteristic of the primary or dummy coil of one or more of the driven portions, to control the circuitry so as to tend to regulate said feedback signal, wherein the circuitry is configured so that; those portions that are driven are connected together in parallel and have a tuned resonant response; and said control tends to regulate such a characteristic of each of said driven coils.12-01-2011
20110291489POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD OF HIGH-POWER WIRELESS INDUCTION POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power transmission method used in a high-power wireless induction power supply system consisting of a power-supplying module and a power-receiving module is disclosed. The power-supplying module regulates its output energy by means of frequency modulation and driving power adjustment, enabling the energy to be received by the power-receiving module and transmitted through a power-receiving coil array and a primary resonant capacitor and a secondary resonant capacitor of power-receiving resonance circuit, a synchronizing rectifier, a low-power voltage stabilizer, a high-frequency filter capacitor, a first power switch, a low-frequency filter capacitor and a second power switch of a filter circuit for output to an external apparatus.12-01-2011
20110291488SYSTEM FOR SELF-POWERED, WIRELESS MONITORING OF ELECTRICAL CURRENT, POWER AND ENERGY - According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a system for monitoring at least one circuit branch coupled to a power line, the system comprising at least one first module comprising a Current Transformer (CT) configured to be coupled to the at least one circuit branch and to produce a reference signal having a level related to a current level of the at least one circuit branch, a rectifier coupled to the CT and configured to produce a rectified reference signal, a capacitor coupled to the rectifier, and a first microcontroller coupled to the capacitor and the rectifier, wherein, the capacitor is configured to store energy from the rectified reference signal, and wherein, the first microcontroller is configured to be powered by the energy stored in the capacitor and to sample the rectified reference signal to determine the current level of the at least one circuit branch.12-01-2011
20110080055Magnetically Integrated Current Reactor - A system and method for delivering electrical power-on-demand to at least one load circuit wherein the system operates primarily with reactive power. The method includes inductively coupling power from a source in a primary circuit to one or more load circuits. The system is arranged to store magnetic energy in a core surrounded by planar coils positioned in parallel. The magnetic circuit is toroidal, symmetrical and circuitous. Magnetic energy is transferred between loads through the system. Back currents from the loads are able to be converted to magnetic field energy contributing to the total of stored energy available to the loads. Since the combined energy held in the system is primarily reactive, internal energy losses are small.04-07-2011
20100219693SYSTEM FOR INDUCTIVE POWER PROVISION IN WET ENVIRONMENTS - Inductive power providing systems suitable for wet environments are disclosed. Water resistant inductive outlets include primary inductors incorporated into water resistant work-surfaces. Water resistant inductive power receivers include secondary inductors incorporated into water resistant casings. Secondary inductors are configured to couple with primary inductors thereby providing power to electrical loads connected thereto.09-02-2010
20120169137RESONANT SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION TO MULTIPLE RECEIVERS - In a wireless power transfer system with multiple receivers, receiver management may be necessary to effectively provide power to the multiple receivers. In one implementation, receiver management includes sweeping or stepping the transmitter resonant and/or operating frequency. In another implementation, receiver management includes receiver self-management, in which the receiver load current duty cycle is controlled to maintain receiver voltage even in the presence of multiple receivers. In another implementation, receiver management includes receiver self-management, in which one or more receivers use a time-sharing heuristic to identify when other receivers are charging and wait to begin receiving a transfer of power until another receiver has stopped receiving a transfer of power.07-05-2012
20120169136NON-RESONANT AND QUASI-RESONANT SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION TO MULTIPLE RECEIVERS - A wireless power transfer system includes: a non-resonant transmitter, or a transmitter with a resonant circuit; and a non-resonant receiver, or a receiver with a resonant circuit. In some implementations, a transmitter with a resonant circuit is operated away from its resonance frequency. In some implementations, a receiver with a resonant circuit is operated away from the transmitter resonance frequency and/or the transmitter operating frequency. In some implementations, the selection of receiver resonance frequency is based on receiver power requirements. Thus, wireless power transfer may be accomplished by operating away from resonance in a quasi-resonant or non-resonant mode, and further may be accomplished using a non-resonant transmitter and/or a non-resonant receiver. Effective power transfer may also be achieved between a transmitter and multiple receivers. A combination of resonant and non-resonant transmitter and receiver(s) may be used for power transfer.07-05-2012
20120169135NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING APPARATUS OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE METHOD - In this non-contact power feeding apparatus, a power feeding circuit is provided with a power transmission coil and a first parallel capacitor to provide a first parallel resonance circuit, while a power receiving circuit is provided with a power receiving coil and a second parallel capacitor to provide a second parallel resonance circuit. Both parallel resonant circuits are set to have the same resonance frequency and a power frequency of a high-frequency power source in the power feeding side circuit is set to be the same as this resonance frequency. A circuit section including the high-frequency power source and a circuit section including the first parallel capacitor and the power transmission coil are connected by the electric field coupling of electric field coupling capacitors.07-05-2012
20100033022SIGNAL COUPLER - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a signal coupler including, a first coil being formed over a semiconductor substrate, the first coil including a first pad-pair and a first metal wiring, the first pad-pair including two first pads, the first metal wiring being perpendicularly configured as a half-loop over the semiconductor substrate, both ends of the first metal wiring being bonded to each of the first pad, respectively, an input circuit being configured in the semiconductor substrate and providing electrical current corresponding to an input signal to the first metal wiring, a second coil being opposed to the first coil and formed over the semiconductor substrate, the second coil including a second pad-pair and a second metal wiring, the second pad-pair including two second pads, the second metal wiring being perpendicularly configured as the half-loop over the semiconductor substrate, both ends of the second metal wiring being bonded to each of the second pad, respectively, the second coil detecting magnetic field variation generated in the vicinity of the first coil and generating an output electrical current corresponding to the magnetic field variation, and an output circuit being configured in the semiconductor substrate and outputting an output signal corresponding to the output electrical current.02-11-2010
20100033021PHASED ARRAY WIRELESS RESONANT POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM - A resonant power transmission system for wirelessly delivering electric power to a target device. A transmitter resonant phased array includes a power source operable to source alternating current power at a target frequency. A plurality of transmitting elements, each operable to produce a non-radiated magnetic field, produces a composite non-radiated magnetic field. A plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements couple the alternating current power to the plurality of transmitting elements. Control circuitry controls the plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements to direct the composite non-radiated magnetic field toward the target device. Communication circuitry communicates with the target device. The plurality of transmitting elements may be a plurality of coils with the control circuitry individually controlling phase of the non-radiated magnetic fields produced by the plurality of transmitting elements by control of the plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements. The plurality of coils may be directed mechanically in other embodiments.02-11-2010
20090289505Assembly for Supplying a Consumer with Electric Power - An arrangement for supplying a load with electrical energy from a power source comprises a textile, woven floor covering (11-26-2009
20090189459CONTACTLESS ENERGY AND DATA TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD - The present invention relates to a device for the contactless energy and data transmission, having a primary unit provided with a primary inductor, and a secondary unit provided with a secondary inductor. The primary and secondary units are at least temporarily so relatively positioned that between the primary inductor and the secondary inductor a transformer coupling distance is formed. Furthermore, the primary unit is set up for the contactless transmission of energy to the secondary unit and the secondary unit is designed for supplying terminals connected thereto. The device is further developed in that the primary unit has means for interrupting the energy transmission across the transformer coupling distance in energy transmission intervals and the secondary unit has means for detecting the energy transmission intervals. Further, the secondary unit has means for transmitting data in the energy transmission intervals and/or the primary unit has means for transmitting data to the secondary unit. The invention also relates to a method for the contactless energy and data transmission.07-30-2009
20090189457METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR READING A TRANSPONDER - A transponder, a method for powering the transponder, and a system relating to the method. The transponder includes at least two electrical coils, a dipole antenna, and a chip electrically connected to the dipole antenna and the electrical coils, wherein the electrical coils surround the dipole antenna and the chip. The transponder is surrounded with a wiring loop. An alternating current is generated in the wiring loop. The alternating current generates a magnetic field at the electrical coils. The electrical coils receive energy from the magnetic field and transfer the received energy to the chip for powering the transponder. The dipole antenna is configured to transmit an output signal to a reader and to receive an input signal from the reader.07-30-2009
20090079270STRUCTURE HAVING A POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE - A structure compliant with non-contact power transmission includes a placement member that includes a placement side, an electronic instrument including a non-contact power transmission power receiving device being placed on the placement side, a non-contact power transmission power transmitting device, and a position detection circuit that detects the positional relationship between a primary coil and a secondary coil. The power transmitting device detects the relative positional relationship between the primary coil and the secondary coil using a harmonic detection circuit, and drives an XY stage using an actuator to automatically position the primary coil with respect to the secondary coil, for example.03-26-2009
20090026844POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a drive clock signal generation circuit that generates a drive clock signal specifying a drive frequency of a primary coil, a driver control circuit that generates a driver control signal based on the drive clock signal, and outputs the driver control signal to a transmission driver, a waveform detection circuit that detects a change in waveform of an induced voltage signal of the primary coil, and a control circuit that performs foreign object detection based on a detection result of the waveform detection circuit. The drive clock signal generation circuit outputs the drive clock signal set at a foreign object detection frequency during foreign object detection, the foreign object detection frequency being a frequency differing from a normal power transmission frequency.01-29-2009
20100084926CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND A CONTROLLER - A circuit assembly includes a power semiconductor module and, arranged externally thereto, a controller wherein the power semiconductor module comprises at least one controllable power semiconductor as well as at least one driver gating the latter, and controller and power semiconductor module each comprising a transceiver configured to communicate control signals between the controller and the power semiconductor module via an electromagnetic communication link unidirectionally or bidirectionally.04-08-2010
20100259110RESONATOR OPTIMIZATIONS FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Described herein are improved configurations for a high-Q resonator for wireless power transfer that includes a magnetic material having a length along an axis, and a first conductor wrapped around the magnetic material to form a plurality of loops around the axis, the plurality of loops having a span over the magnetic material, wherein the length is a largest dimension of the magnetic material that is parallel to a dipole moment created by the plurality of loops, and the span of the plurality of loops is about one half of the length.10-14-2010
20100259108WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING REPEATER RESONATORS - Described herein are improved configurations for a lighting system with wireless power transfer that includes a source high-Q magnetic resonator coupled to a power source and generating an oscillating magnetic field, at least one device high-Q magnetic resonator configured to convert said oscillating magnetic field to electrical energy used to power a light coupled to the at least one device resonator, and at least one repeater resonator, larger than the device resonator, wherein the repeater resonator is positioned further from the source resonator than the device resonator and improves the power transfer efficiency between the source resonator and the device resonator.10-14-2010
20110169335System and Method for Energy Transfer - A system configured to exchange energy wirelessly is disclosed. The system comprises a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure is a resonant having a resonant mode, wherein the structure is configured to exchange the energy when the structure is in the resonant mode, and to store the energy when the structure is not in the resonant mode; a tuning module configured to transition the structure in and out of the resonant mode based on an instruction; an energy monitor module configured to determine the instruction based on information indicative of the energy stored and/or exchanged by the structure; and a transceiver configured to transmit and/or to receive the instruction.07-14-2011
20090146502POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUIT FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM USING SAME - A power management circuit includes a power regulator and a wireless communication device. The power regulator is configured to maintain a voltage level at an input and includes an input and an output. The input is configured to receive a current signal communicated between a power supply and a field device. The output is configured to deliver charging power. The wireless communication device is in electrical communication with the power regulator and is configured to receive the charging power from the power regulator to power the wireless communication device. The charging power is generated from the voltage level at the input and the current signal. The charging power also changes in response to a change in the current signal. Process control systems and methods are also provided.06-11-2009
20110101789RF POWER HARVESTING CIRCUIT - Provided is an RF power harvesting circuit with improved sensitivity to RF energy. The RF power harvesting device includes an inductor, a first capacitor connected to the inductor, a first MOSFET connected to a first node, and a second MOSFET connected to the first node. The inductor or the first capacitor are connected to the first node.05-05-2011
20110266883RFID ANTENNA CIRCUIT - The invention concerns an RFID/NFC antenna circuit comprising an antenna (L) formed by at least three turns (S), the antenna having a first end terminal (D) and a second end terminal (E), two access terminals (11-03-2011
20110169337POWER FEED DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND WIRELESS POWER FEED SYSTEM - A power feed device includes: a power generator configured to generate power that should be fed; a power feed element configured to be formed of a coil fed with power generated by the power generator; a resonance element configured to be coupled to the power feed element by electromagnetic induction; and a variable matching unit configured to include a function for impedance matching at a point of feed of the power to the power feed element, wherein a diameter of the power feed element is changeable, and the variable matching unit is capable of changing the diameter of the power feed element.07-14-2011
20090058190POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - There is provided a power receiving device capable of receiving a carrier wave transmitted from a power transmitting device without contact and obtaining electric power from the received carrier wave, which includes a carrier receiving section at least including a communication antenna having predetermined inductance and not equipped with an intermediate tap, to receive the carrier wave and generate an induced voltage corresponding to the carrier wave, a processing section to generate a drive voltage based on the induced voltage and perform data processing using the generated drive voltage, and an impedance converting section to convert impedance between the carrier receiving section and the processing section.03-05-2009
20080265684High power wireless resonant energy transfer system - A high power wireless resonant energy transfer system transfers energy across an airgap.10-30-2008
20110148217POWER SUPPLY REGULATING DEVICE - A power supply regulating device for supplying electric power to a wireless data card includes an interface, a first voltage regulator connected to the interface, a second voltage regulator connected to the first voltage regulator; and a capacitor connected to both the first voltage regulator and the second voltage regulator. The interface is connected to a power supply and the wireless data card is connected to the second voltage regulator. The first voltage increases the voltage applied on the interface by the power supply, the second voltage regulator regulates the increased voltage to a working voltage provided to the wireless data card and generating a working current in the wireless data card. The capacitor charged by the increased voltage and is capable of discharging to generate a supplementary current provided to the wireless data card.06-23-2011
20100283327METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION OF ENERGY AND DATA - In a method and in an apparatus for transmission of energy and data, with a primary side, on which an amplifier is arranged, with a secondary side, on which a data source, e.g. a measuring sensor, is arranged, and with a plug-together assembly inductively coupling, galvanically completely isolated, the primary side and the secondary side, to minimize power losses and disturbing influences of fluctuating parameters, power from the plug-together assembly and from the amplifier, preferably a Class-E-amplifier, is controlled to a predeterminable, desired value. For this, a microcontroller taps the primary voltage on the primary winding and produces for the amplifier a controlled operating voltage as well as a controlled operating frequency, in order to keep the working point of the amplifier always in the optimal region.11-11-2010
20110133568Wireless Energy Transfer with Metamaterials - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a metamaterial arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-09-2011
20110062791POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK - A network for power transmission to a receiver that converts the power into current includes a first node for transmitting power wirelessly in a first area. The first area has a minimum electric or magnetic field strength. The network includes a second node for transmitting power wirelessly in a second area. The second area has a minimum electric or magnetic field strength and overlaps the first area to define an overlap area. In another embodiment, the network includes a source in communication with the first and second nodes which provides power to them. Also disclosed are methods for power transmission to a receiver that converts the power into current.03-17-2011
20110062790SYSTEM FOR WIRELESSLY POWERING THREE-DIMENSION GLASSES AND WIRELESSLY POWERED 3D GLASSES - Some aspects are directed to a system for wirelessly powering a pair of three-dimension (3D) glasses, and to a wirelessly powered 3D glasses. The system uses a powering device for generating and transmitting a wireless power signal, and a rectenna integrated within the 3D glasses for receiving the wireless power signal. The rectenna converts the wireless power signal into a Direct Current for powering the 3D glasses. The 3D glasses comprises a frame, a pair of Liquid Crystal Shutters supported by the frame, and a rectenna for receiving a wireless power signal and transforming the wireless power signal into a direct current signal for powering the 3D glasses.03-17-2011
20110062789INDUCTIVELY COUPLED POWER MODULE AND CIRCUIT - Inductive coupling modules for providing power to secondary devices placed in proximity thereto on a surface are described. The modules include above-surface, flush, recessed, and sub-surface mounting configurations. The modules further include dual housing, single housing, low-profile, and adjustable configurations. Inductively coupled power distribution circuits are also disclosed. The circuits comprise a plurality of segments that are inductively couple together to eliminate wired connections between segments. Each segment may be attached to a section of a modular furniture component to allow ease and safety in rearranging the modular furniture and ease in reconnecting the circuit.03-17-2011
20090206675DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING ENERGY BY PARTIAL INFLUENCE THROUGH A DIELECTRIC MEDIUM - The invention proposes a means for transporting electrical energy and/or information from a distance by using, at a slowly varying regime, the Coulomb field which surrounds any set of charged conductors. The device according to the invention is composed of energy production and consumption devices situated a short distance apart, it uses neither the propagation of electromagnetic waves nor induction and cannot be reduced to a simple arrangement of electrical capacitors. The device is modeled in the form of an interaction between oscillating asymmetric electric dipoles, consisting of a high-frequency high-voltage generator (08-20-2009
20090206674MEDICAL INSTRUMENT STORAGE SYSTEM - A medical instrument storage system includes a power feeder connected to a power source (08-20-2009
20090127936POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmitting device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a driver control circuit that controls a power transmitting driver that drives a primary coil, a load state detection circuit that detects a power-receiving-side load state, and a control circuit that controls the driver control circuit. The control circuit performs a foreign object detection process based on load state detection information from the load state detection circuit after receiving ID authentication information from a power receiving device, and starts normal power transmission to the power receiving device after performing the foreign object detection process.05-21-2009
20090001817Single Coil Pair, Multiple Axis Inductive Power Coupling Apparatus and Method - An electronics support apparatus for rotating electronics is provided that eliminates the need for electrical contact brushes and/or reduces the number of inductive power coupling coil pairs required to provide power to the rotating electronics. With the apparatus, a single inductive power coupling coil pair is utilized in which the coils are oriented at approximately 90 degrees, i.e. at a right angle, to each other, e.g., the “outer” coil (secondary transformer coil) is oriented approximately 90 degrees to the “inner” coil (primary transformer coil). A transformer core, or “elbow core,” having an approximately 90 degree bend is provided for coupling the magnetic energy of the primary transformer coil with the secondary transformer coil, thus imparting or coupling energy simultaneously through 2 axes of motion.01-01-2009
20120193993ENERGY EFFICIENT INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An inductive power transfer system and method for transferring power to an electrical device wirelessly. The system includes an inductive power outlet and an inductive power receiver. During operation, instruction signals are sent from the inductive power outlet to the inductive power receiver. When no instruction signals are transferred, the system is configured to deactivate such that power is drawn by the system only during operation.08-02-2012
20120193997WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND RESONATOR FOR THE SYSTEM - Provided is a wireless power resonator. The wireless power resonator, including a transmission line and a capacitor, may form a loop structure, and may additionally include a matcher to determine an impedance of the wireless power resonator.08-02-2012
20120194000POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS - A power transmitting device includes a power transmitting coil having a resonance point different from that of a power receiving resonant coil, which transmits power supplied from a power supply unit as magnetic field energy to the power receiving resonant coil which resonates at a resonant frequency causing magnetic field resonance. A power receiving device includes the power receiving resonant coil which receives the magnetic field energy transmitted from the power transmitting coil at the resonant frequency.08-02-2012
20100123354WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q DEVICES AT VARIABLE DISTANCES - Described herein are embodiments of a source high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy source, and a second high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain that may be located a variable distance from the source resonator. The source resonator and the second resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy from said source resonator to said second resonator over a distance D that is smaller than each of the resonant wavelengths λ05-20-2010
20100123355WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q SUB-WAVELENGTH RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of transferring electromagnetic energy that includes a first electromagnetic resonator structure receiving energy from an external power supply, said first resonator structure may have a first mode with a resonant frequency ω05-20-2010
20100123353WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q FROM MORE THAN ONE SOURCE - Described herein are embodiments of a source high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy source, a second source high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy source, and a third high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain, where at least one of the source resonators and the third resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy from at least one of the said source resonators to said third resonator.05-20-2010
20110169336Wireless Energy Transfer to Moving Devices - Embodiments of the invention disclose a method and a system configured to transfer energy wirelessly, comprising: a source configured to generate evanescent waves, in response to receiving the energy, on at least part of a surface of the source; a sink configured to receive the energy wirelessly from the source via a coupling of the at least part of the evanescent waves; and a load configured to receive the energy from the sink, wherein the load and the sink are configured to move along the surface of the source such that the at least a part of the evanescent waves are coupled between the source and the sink within an energy transfer area.07-14-2011
20110169339METHOD AND APPARATUS OF LOAD DETECTION FOR A PLANAR WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM - Described herein are embodiments of a method of determining information regarding power delivered to a high-Q resonator for a planar wireless power transfer system that includes delivering power to a high-Q resonator, measuring a voltage across a capacitor in said high-Q resonator and determining information regarding power delivered to said high-Q resonator.07-14-2011
20110169338POWER FEEDING DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a power feeding device including a power transmitter adapted to generate a plurality of transmission signals at different frequencies including at least power to be fed; a power feeding element that is fed with transmission signals including power generated by the power transmitter; and a plurality of resonance elements that have different resonance frequencies and are provided where they can be coupled with the power feeding element by electromagnetic induction.07-14-2011
20100264745RESONATORS FOR WIRELESS POWER APPLICATIONS - Described herein are embodiments of a receiving assembly for a mobile device for receiving power wirelessly from at least one high-Q resonator that includes a receiving high-Q resonator part, tuned to magnetic resonance at a specified frequency, said receiving resonator part including a conductive loop extending around space and material not exceeding the size of the mobile device, and said receiving resonator part including a capacitive structure coupled to said conductive loop; and at least one mobile electronic item, powered by power that is wirelessly received by said receiving high-Q resonator part.10-21-2010
20090273242Wireless Delivery of power to a Fixed-Geometry power part - Wireless power is used to deliver power to different areas on a circuit board or on an integrated circuity. The power can be delivered by magnetic resonant power or by inductive power coupling. Optical isolation can be used between different stages.11-05-2009
20090284082METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH NEGATIVE RESISTANCE IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSFERS - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. Antenna circuits use negative resistance to offset resistance from other elements in the circuit. The antenna circuits include an antenna for coupling with a near field radiation at a resonant frequency and a capacitance element connected in series with the receive antenna. The antenna circuits also include a negative resistance generator connected in series with the capacitance element. In the case of a receive antenna, and possibly a repeater antenna, a load is connected in series with the negative resistance generator. The load may draw power from the near field radiation when the antenna circuit oscillates near the resonant frequency. In the case of a transmit antenna, a signal generator is coupled in series with the antenna for applying signal power to the antenna circuit to generate an electromagnetic field at the resonant frequency creating a coupling-mode region within a near field.11-19-2009
20100148590Non-contact electric power transmission circuit - A non-contact electric power transmission circuit according to an embodiment of the invention includes an electric power transmission circuit and an electric power receiving circuit. The electric power transmission circuit includes a full bridge circuit and a resonant type full bridge circuit. A direct-current power supply is used as an input of the full bridge circuit, the full bridge circuit includes two sets of switching elements, two switching elements being connected in series in each set of the switching elements, a drive circuit alternately feeds a pulse signal to gates of the switching elements to perform switching of the direct-current input in the full bridge circuit, and a serial resonant circuit of a resonant capacitor and an electric power transmission coil is connected to an output of the full bridge circuit in the resonant type full bridge circuit. The electric power receiving circuit includes an electric power receiving coil and a rectifying and smoothing circuit. The electric power receiving coil is electromagnetically coupled to the electric power transmission coil, and the rectifying and smoothing circuit rectifies an output of the electric power receiving coil. In the non-contact electric power transmission circuit, a push-pull output PWM control circuit is provided in the drive circuit that controls the full bridge circuit, and only one of the switching elements in each set of switching elements performs a regenerative operation. Therefore, a non-contact electric power transmission circuit in which the resonant type full bridge circuit can be controlled by PWM control at a level similar to that of a phase shift operation can be provided.06-17-2010
20110198940WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil to a receiving coil using magnetic resonance. The feeding coil is wound in a first layer substrate 08-18-2011
20100277004PLANAR COIL AND CONTACTLESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE USING THE SAME - This invention has an object to a planar coil, a contactless electric power transmission device using the same. This planar coil is configured to suppress an eddy current developed between adjacent turns of wire for minimizing adverse effects on ambient electrical appliances resulting from heat generation. The planar coil 11-04-2010
20110204723WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER - Exemplary embodiments are directed to conveying wireless power received at a receive antenna to a load. A method may include coupling each terminal of the antenna to a ground voltage during a charging phase for storing energy within the antenna. The method may further include coupling at least one terminal of the antenna to an output during an output phase for transferring energy from the antenna to the output.08-25-2011
20090009007PRODUCT INCLUDING POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT BOARD - A product includes a power supply circuit board, which includes a power supply circuit having a stable frequency characteristic which enables communication among various products to be obtained. The product includes a power supply circuit board including a power supply circuit arranged thereon having an inductance element, and a wireless communication circuit board electrically connected to the power supply circuit. The wireless communication circuit board is mounted on the power supply circuit board. The product further includes a radiation plate which emits a transmission signal which is supplied from the power supply circuit through electromagnetic field coupling and which has a frequency substantially determined in accordance with a resonant frequency of the power supply circuit, and which is used to supply a reception signal to the power supply circuit through electromagnetic field coupling.01-08-2009
20090009006POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND WAVEFORM MONITORING CIRCUIT - A power transmission device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a waveform monitoring circuit that generates and outputs a waveform-monitoring induced voltage signal based on a coil end signal of a primary coil, and a power transmission control device that controls a power transmission driver that drives the primary coil, the power transmission control device receiving the waveform-monitoring induced voltage signal and detecting a change in waveform of the induced voltage signal to detect a power-reception-side load state. The waveform monitoring circuit includes a first rectifier circuit having a limiter function, the first rectifier circuit including a current-limiting resistor provided between a coil end node where the coil end signal of the primary coil is generated and a monitoring node where the waveform-monitoring induced voltage signal is generated, performing a limiter operation that clamps the induced voltage signal at a high-potential-side power supply voltage, and subjecting the induced voltage signal to half-wave rectification.01-08-2009
20110140538Non-Contact Power Transmission Apparatus - A non-contact power transmission apparatus accurately determines the kind of object that is placed on the charging deck of the non-contact power transmission apparatus, and, only when a non-contact power receiving apparatus is placed on the power transmission apparatus, allows power transmission and data communication to take place, thereby accurately determining the state of the receiver side and efficiently controlling the transmission of power. In the power transmission apparatus, the power supplied to the non-contact power receiving apparatus is measured, and the output power of the wireless power signal output from two different cores is controlled, thereby allowing the charging operation to be stably conducted even if the non-contact power receiving apparatus is moved anywhere on the power transmission apparatus. The power transmission apparatus improves both the reliability of operation of the non-contact charging system, and the competitiveness of related products, such as portable terminals, battery packs and the like.06-16-2011
20120293010METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A wireless power transmission controlling apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes a power amplifier that receives a source power, amplifies the received source power, and outputs a wireless power transmission signal from the amplified received source power, a band pass filter that filters the wireless power transmission signal, and passes a harmonic wave corresponding to a communication frequency band, and a communication unit that transmits a wireless power transmission control signal using the harmonic wave corresponding to the communication frequency band.11-22-2012
20120293007POWER TRANSMITTING METHOD AND POWER TRANSMITTER FOR COMMUNICATION WITH POWER RECEIVER - A method and power transmitter for efficiently controlling power transmission to one or more power receivers in a wireless multi-power transmission system are provided. The method includes performing, when a predetermined measurement cycle arrives, a load measurement; comparing a current load measurement value with a previous load measurement value; determining whether the current load measurement value is increased over the previous load measurement value by at least as much as a first predetermined threshold; gradually increasing, when the load measurement value is increased over the previous load measurement value by at least as much as the first threshold, a transmission power value until a request for a subscription to a wireless multi-power transmission network from a power reception target within a predetermined time limit; and stopping, when the request for the subscription is not received before the time limit is exceeded, power transmission to the power reception target.11-22-2012
20120293006APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - An apparatus and method of using near field communication (NFC) and wireless power transmission (WPT) are provided. A power receiving apparatus includes a resonator configured to receive a power and to output the power. The power receiving apparatus further includes a near field communication (NFC) receiver configured to perform wireless communication using the power output by the resonator. The power receiving apparatus further includes a wireless power transmission (WPT) receiver configured to supply a voltage using the power output by the resonator. The power receiving apparatus further includes a connecting unit configured to selectively connect the resonator to either the NFC receiver or the WPT receiver. The power receiving apparatus further includes a mode selector configured to control the connecting unit to selectively connect the resonator to either the NFC receiver or the WPT receiver based on the power output by the resonator.11-22-2012
20100277003ADAPTIVE IMPEDANCE TUNING IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with near field radiation in a coupling-mode region generated by a transmit antenna operating at a resonant frequency. The receive antenna generates an RF signal when coupled to the near filed radiation and a rectifier converts the RF signal to a DC input signal. A direct current (DC)-to-DC converter coupled to the DC input signal generates a DC output signal. A pulse modulator generate a pulse-width modulation signal to the DC-to-DC converter to adjust a DC impedance of the wireless power receiver by modifying a duty cycle of the pulse-width modulation signal responsive to at least one of a voltage of the DC input signal, a current of the DC input signal, a voltage of the DC output signal, and a current of the DC output signal.11-04-2010
20100201205BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC POWER TRANSFER - Described herein are embodiments of forming a wireless power transfer system which uses at least two high-Q magnetically resonant elements, and which have values which are set to acceptable levels of electric and magnetic field strength and radiated power.08-12-2010
20100201204NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A non-contact power transmission apparatus is disclosed. The non-contact power transmission apparatus includes an AC power source, a primary coil, a primary side resonance coil, a secondary side resonance coil, a secondary coil, a voltage measuring section, and a distance calculating section. AC voltage of the AC power source is applied to the primary coil. A load is connected to the secondary coil. The voltage measuring section measures the voltage of the primary coil. The distance calculating section calculates the distance between the primary side resonance coil and the secondary side resonance coil based on the voltage measured by the voltage measuring section.08-12-2010
20110198937IMPEDANCE NEUTRAL WIRELESS POWER RECEIVERS - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power receivers. A receiver may include receive circuitry configured to couple to a receiver coil and a load. The receiver is configured to be tuned according to the load to enable an impedance as seen by an associated transmitter to remain substantially constant upon positioning the receiver within a charging region of the transmitter.08-18-2011
20100102640WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER TO A MOVING DEVICE BETWEEN HIGH-Q RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of a first resonator with a quality factor, Q04-29-2010
20100102639WIRELESS NON-RADIATIVE ENERGY TRANSFER - The electromagnetic energy transfer device includes a first resonator structure receiving energy from an external power supply. The first resonator structure has a first Q-factor. A second resonator structure is positioned distal from the first resonator structure, and supplies useful working power to an external load. The second resonator structure has a second Q-factor. The distance between the two resonators can be larger than the characteristic size of each resonator. Non-radiative energy transfer between the first resonator structure and the second resonator structure is mediated through coupling of their resonant-field evanescent tails.04-29-2010
20110198939FLAT, ASYMMETRIC, AND E-FIELD CONFINED WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - Described herein are embodiments of a transmitter that includes a substantially two-dimensional high-Q resonator structure including a flat coil; and an impedance-matching structure operably connected to the resonator structure, the transmitter configured to transmit power wirelessly to another high-Q resonator.08-18-2011
20110198938WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION APPARATUS HAVING RESONANCE FREQUENCY STABILIZATION CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREOF - A wireless power transmission apparatus and method for wirelessly transmitting power to a wireless power reception apparatus electromagnetically coupled to the wireless power reception apparatus and supplying power for loads of the wireless power reception apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a power generator for generating power having a fixed oscillation frequency; a power transmission resonator, which has a resonance frequency identical to the oscillation frequency, for wirelessly transmitting the power generated by the power generator to the wireless power reception apparatus; and a power transmission resonance frequency controller for controlling the resonance frequency of the power transmission resonator in response to a change of the resonance frequency of the power transmission resonator.08-18-2011
20110266878Transmitters and receivers for wireless energy transfer - Techniques for wireless power transmission. An antenna has a part that amplifies a flux to make the antenna have a larger effective size than its actual size.11-03-2011
20110266881METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RESONANCE BANDWIDTH IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Provided are a method and apparatus for controlling a resonance bandwidth in a wireless power transmission system. The apparatus may include a source resonator to transfer an electromagnetic energy to a target resonator, and a source resonance bandwidth setting unit to set a resonance bandwidth of the source resonator.11-03-2011
20110266880APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MATCHING IN A SOURCE-TARGET STRUCTURE - Provided is a source-target structure matching controlling apparatus and method that may perform matching control of a source-target structure while resonance power is transmitted and received through the source-target structure. The source-target structure matching controlling apparatus may include a target resonator to receive, from a resonance power transmitter, the resonance power through a magnetic-coupling, and a rectifier to rectify the resonance power to generate a DC voltage, and provide the DC voltage to a load. The source-target structure matching controlling apparatus may detect an impedance of the load and a variance in the impedance, and may transmit, to the resonance power transmitter, information associated with the variance in the impedance of the load.11-03-2011
20100201203WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH FEEDBACK CONTROL FOR LIGHTING APPLICATIONS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless lighting power transfer method including providing a source having a source resonator that includes a high-Q source magnetic resonator coupled to a power source, providing a device having a device resonator that includes a high-Q device magnetic resonator, distal from the source resonator, the device including a light emitting part electrically coupled to the device resonator, providing a signaling capability between the source and the device, signaling a state of the device to the source using the signaling capability, and energizing the source to generate an oscillating magnetic field according to the state of the device.08-12-2010
20100201202WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER FOR FURNISHINGS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing furniture item or is embedded in a host furnishing. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector detects a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed furnishing detector detects when the furnishing item is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.08-12-2010
20100201201WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER IN PUBLIC PLACES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to public wireless-power-transmission. A device disposed in or on a publicly placed structure and a user neighboring device includes a repeater antenna with a loop antenna and a capacitive element. The public wireless-power-transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power by generating a near-field radiation at a resonant frequency within a coupling-mode region and an amplifier for driving the transmit antenna. When in the coupling-mode region, the repeater antenna couples with the near-field radiation generated by the transmit antenna and develops an enhanced coupling-mode region about the repeater antenna with a repeated near-field radiation that is stronger than the near-field radiation of the transmit antenna within the enhanced coupling-mode region. Power may be wirelessly transferred from the enhanced coupling-mode region to a receiver device including a receive antenna.08-12-2010
20120293008WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A wireless power receiver that receives wireless power from a wireless power transmitter and a control method thereof are provided, wherein the wireless power receiver receives the wireless power from the wireless power transmitter; rectifies the wireless power; monitoring a voltage value of the rectified wireless power; determines whether a ripple of the voltage value of the wireless power is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; and if the ripple of the voltage value of the wireless power is greater than or equal to the preset threshold, changes at least one element value of the wireless power receiver to suppress the ripple below the preset threshold.11-22-2012
20110266884ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A system for transmitting electric power from an electric power transmission apparatus (11-03-2011
20100127573WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER OVER A DISTANCE AT HIGH EFFICIENCY - Described herein are embodiments of a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source, and a second resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain that may be located a distance from the source resonator. The source resonator and the second resonator may be coupled to provide κ/sqrt(Γ05-27-2010
20100127574WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q AT HIGH EFFICIENCY - Described herein are embodiments of a source high-Q resonator optionally coupled to an energy source, and a second high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain that may be located a distance from the source resonator. The source resonator and the second resonator may be coupled to provide Γ/sqrt(Γ05-27-2010
20120293009APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PROTECTING POWER RECEIVER OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method of protecting a power receiver of a wireless power transmission system are provided. A wireless power receiver includes a rectifier comprising an input and an output, and configured to receive a signal through the input, to rectify the signal to produce a rectified signal, and to output the rectified signal through the output, and a capacitor connected to the output of the rectifier and to ground. The wireless power receiver further includes a direct current-to-direct current (DC/DC) converter connected to the output of the rectifier and to a load, and configured to convert the rectified signal to a power, and to provide the power to the load, and a device configured to create a short circuit to protect the rectifier and/or the capacitor when a voltage greater than a threshold voltage is applied to the input of the rectifier and/or the output of the rectifier.11-22-2012
20120139358Multiple Coil Data Transmission System - Multiple coil systems and methods are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring data and/or power among them. In preferred implementations, the systems and methods are used for transmitting data using pairs of coupled coils. One preferred aspect of the invention is that the coils are not permanently affixed in physical proximity to one another, but can be moved and/or interchanged.06-07-2012
20120293011POWER TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING A WIRELESS MULTI-POWER TRANSMISSION - An apparatus and method are provided for transmitting and receiving power for wireless power transmission. A power transmitting apparatus includes a power supplier for generating power; a resonator for transmitting the power generated by the power supplier to a plurality of power receiving apparatuses; and a controller for determining whether a power transmission to a new power receiving apparatus is possible using a power receiving apparatus management table, when the new power receiving apparatus is detected while the power transmissions of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses are being performed, and controlling the resonator to transmit power to the new power receiving apparatus, when the power transmission to the new receiving apparatus is possible. The power transmitting apparatus stably supplies power to a plurality of power receiving apparatuses by determining power transmission states of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses.11-22-2012
20100264747WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER CONVERTERS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power converter that includes at least one receiving magnetic resonator configured to capture electrical energy received wirelessly through a first oscillating magnetic field characterized by a first plurality of parameters, and at least one transferring magnetic resonator configured to generate a second oscillating magnetic field characterized by a second plurality of parameters different from the first plurality of parameters, wherein the electrical energy from the at least one receiving magnetic resonator is used to energize the at least one transferring magnetic resonator to generate the second oscillating magnetic field.10-21-2010
20100264746WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM, POWER RECEIVING STATION, POWER TRANSMITTING STATION, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A wireless power transmitting system that transmits power from a power transmitting station to a power receiving station wirelessly includes the power receiving station. The power receiving station includes a unit receiving power from the power transmitting station, a unit obtaining a level of power received through the antenna, a unit obtaining a level of power consumed by the device operating while being supplied with received power and a unit transmitting the received power level and the power consuming level to the power transmitting station wirelessly. The power transmitting station includes a unit receiving the received power level and the power consuming level from the power receiving station wirelessly, a unit controlling the level of power transmitted through the transmitting antenna based on the difference between the received power level and the received power consuming level, and a unit transmitting power to the power receiving station wirelessly.10-21-2010
20090146503COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - When a certain period of time has elapsed since a direction retrieval unit received a control signal from an appliance controller, the direction retrieval unit instructs the microwave transmitter to transmit microwaves, and then instructs the microwave transmitter to perform scanning of the microwaves. When a notification signal receiver receives a notification signal from a remote controller, the direction retrieval unit instructs the microwave transmitter to stop the scanning of the microwaves. After this, the direction retrieval unit instructs a power controller to raise a power level of the microwaves. The direction retrieval unit determines whether or not the notification signal receiver receives from the notification signal transmitter of the remote controller at regular time intervals charging-in-progress signals indicating that charging is in progress and whether or not the notification signal receiver receives from the notification signal transmitter a charging-complete signal indicating that the charging is completed.06-11-2009
20110006611INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be extendable/retractable to interfit with the remote device. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply with a movable primary that allows for close alignment between the primary and the secondary when the remote device is disposed within a range of different positions with respect to the charging surface. The movable primary may, for example, be coupled to the remote device by a peg, a plunger or a magnet. Alternatively, the position of the movable primary may be adjusted manually. In a third aspect, the present invention provides a charging bowl having a plurality of charging stations disposed about a common axis. Each charging station may include a movable primary that permits some freedom in positioning of the remote device on the charging surface. In a fourth aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a manually movable primary.01-13-2011
20110006610RESONANT INDUCTION TO POWER A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT - A method, system and an apparatus of resonant induction to power a graphics processing unit (GPU) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a resonant induction system is described. The resonant induction system includes a transmitter circuit tuned to a resonant frequency. The transmitter circuit generates a non-radiative magnetic field when a control current is passed through the transmitter circuit. The resonant induction system also includes a receiver circuit, resonantly coupled to the non-radiative magnetic field generated by the transmitter circuit, and tuned to the resonant frequency of the transmitter circuit. The receiver circuit is located in a GPU. The transmitter circuit and the receiver circuit are resonantly coupled to each other at the resonant frequency. A control current source supplies the control current to the transmitter circuit. A feedback module may be communicatively coupled to the GPU to determine a power requirement of a particular computer graphics application.01-13-2011
20110006613CONTROLLING INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS - An inductive power transfer system comprises a primary unit 01-13-2011
20090085408APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS ENERGY AND/OR DATA TRANSMISSION BETWEEN A SOURCE DEVICE AND AT LEAST ONE TARGET DEVICE - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for wireless energy and/or data transmission between a source device and at least one target device, in which apparatus and method a voltage is induced by at least one primary coil (04-02-2009
20130119773SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDUCTION CHARGING WITH A CLOSED MAGNETIC LOOP - Systems, methods, and computer program products for induction charging with a closed magnetic loop are described herein. In one aspect, an apparatus for wireless power transmission comprises a plurality of coplanar coils, each of the plurality of coplanar coils configured to be individually energized and produce a magnetic field. Further, the controller is configured to reverse polarity of the magnetic field of at least one of the plurality of coplanar coils based on a measure of coupling between coils and to select at least two of the plurality of coplanar coils for wireless power transmission based on the measure of coupling between coils.05-16-2013
20130119774CONTACTLESS ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, CONTACTLESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, CONTACTLESS ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE - In a contactless power feeding system using a resonance method, an electric power receiving apparatus or an electric power transmitting apparatus is connected to a self-resonant coil and includes a capacitor having a variable capacitance. When electromagnetic resonance occurs at a prescribed frequency determined by the electric power transmitting apparatus, the capacitance of the capacitor is adjusted so as to maximize the electric power transmission efficiency during electric power feeding. Accordingly, deterioration in transmission efficiency can be suppressed even when the distance between the secondary self-resonant coil included in the electric power receiving apparatus and the primary self-resonant coil included in the electric power transmitting apparatus changes from a reference distance at the time of design.05-16-2013
20130119775Contactless system for reading information on a card - Contactless reading device (05-16-2013
20130119776POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - A novel power receiving device and a novel power transmission device are provided. Power feeding and communication are performed using a magnetic resonance method. Specifically, in one embodiment of the present invention, power feeding is performed by generating a second high-frequency voltage based on a first high-frequency voltage induced in a resonant coil and communication is performed by modulating amplitude of the first high-frequency voltage induced in the resonant coil. Thus, it is possible to perform communication and power feeding based on data obtained by the communication in pseudo-parallel.05-16-2013
20130119777WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - An inductively coupled power system for use in a structure having at least one power emitter electrically coupled to an external electrical power source and at least one power receptor directly coupled to a load with direct electrical connections, which is configured to inductively couple to energy wirelessly resonating from the at least one power emitter and to convert the inductively received energy to a desired output energy configuration for supply to the load. The system can also include at least one passive power emitter that is configured to be inductively coupled to energy wirelessly resonating from the at least one power emitter or the at least one passive power emitter.05-16-2013
20130119778WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD AND WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION METHOD - A wireless power transmission method of a wireless power transmitter for transmitting power to a wireless power receiver according to the embodiment includes transmitting a connection signal for identifying the wireless power receiver, identifying the wireless power receiver by receiving a response signal to the connection signal from the wireless power receiver, negotiating a power transmission condition with the identified wireless power receiver and transmitting the power to the identified wireless power receiver according to the negotiated power transmission condition.05-16-2013
20130119780WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND CONTROL METHOD OF SAME - A wireless power receiver is provided that includes a communication unit for receiving wireless power and a communication signal from a wireless power supplier; a controller for determining whether the wireless power is received from the wireless power supplier; a loader for storing the wireless power; and a switching unit for, when the wireless power is received, dividing the wireless power and the communication signal by a predetermined ratio and transferring the divided power to the controller and the loader based on the predetermined ratio.05-16-2013
20130119781RESONANCE TYPE NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power supplying equipment includes an alternating-current power source and a primary-side resonance coil. A movable body equipment includes a secondary-side resonance coil a rectifier, and a secondary battery to which the power rectified by the rectifier is supplied. The power supplying equipment further includes a primary matching unit provided between the alternating-current power source and the primary-side resonance coil, and a primary matching unit adjusting section for adjusting the primary matching unit. The primary matching unit adjusting section adjusts the primary matching unit only at times other than when detecting the distance between the primary-side resonance coil and the secondary-side resonance coil.05-16-2013
20130214612WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - A wireless power transmitter for transmitting power to a wireless power receiver in a wireless scheme includes a transmitting coil configured to transmit power, which is supplied by a power source, to a receiving coil of the wireless power receiver using resonance; and a detecting unit configured to detect a coupling state between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil using an input impedance of the wireless power transmitter.08-22-2013
20130214615METHOD FOR COLABORATIVE ENERGY TRANSFER IN A WIRELESS NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING WIRELESS NETWORK - For allowing a prolongation of the operation time of individual network elements and/or of the whole network in a simple way a method for operating a wireless network is claimed, wherein the network comprises a number of network elements being configured for wireless communication with each other and for wireless energy transfer from one network element to another network element and wherein energy will be transferred wirelessly from one network element to another network element according to negotiations between the network elements for optimizing a network element's individual and/or network's overall energy budget and/or lifetime. Further, an according network is claimed, preferably for carrying out the above mentioned method.08-22-2013
20090179502Wireless powering and charging station - A base with a portable device that relays energy to the portable device.07-16-2009
20090160262Installation - An installation for the non-contact transfer of energy includes at least one primary conductor system and a pick-up, including at least one secondary winding inductively coupled to the primary conductor system, the secondary winding including at least one flat ribbon cable, which has at least two electrical conductors extending in parallel, that are held at a distance from each other and are insulated with respect to each other, the secondary winding being made up of part windings, which in each case are formed from one of the electrical conductors, each of the part windings, together with an associated capacitance, forming a series resonant circuit, whose resonant frequency corresponds substantially to the medium frequency of the primary current.06-25-2009
20100141042WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - Described herein are improved capabilities for a source resonator having a Q-factor Q06-10-2010
20130214613SURFACE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A surface communication device includes: a sheet-shaped electromagnetic wave propagation unit that propagates electromagnetic waves; and a power supplying device unit or a power receiving device unit that is disposed above the electromagnetic wave propagation unit in a non-conductive state with the electromagnetic wave propagation unit, and includes an electromagnetic wave coupling unit that transmits electromagnetic waves to the electromagnetic wave propagation unit or receives electromagnetic waves from the electromagnetic wave propagation unit. The electromagnetic wave coupling unit includes a dielectric resonator that strengthens an electromagnetic coupling between the electromagnetic wave coupling unit and the electromagnetic wave propagation unit.08-22-2013
20120086284WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF SOLAR GENERATED POWER - A wireless power source station includes a solar panel generating an output DC voltage, power and control circuitry that receives the output DC voltage and generates an electronic drive signal at a frequency, f, and a source magnetic resonator that generates an oscillating magnetic near field in response to the electronic drive signal for providing power to electronic devices in a region around the solar panel.04-12-2012
20120104867WIRELESS CHARGING OF DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power charging. A device may include at least one sensing element for measuring at least one parameter within a receiver configured to receive wirelessly transmitted power. The device may include a switching element configured to enable the receiver to convey energy to a load when the at least one parameter exceeds a threshold value.05-03-2012
20090174263INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH DUTY CYCLE CONTROL - An inductive power supply that maintains resonance and adjusts duty cycle based on feedback from a secondary circuit. A controller, driver circuit and switching circuit cooperate to generate an AC signal at a selected operating frequency and duty cycle. The AC signal is applied to the tank circuit to create an inductive field for powering the secondary. The secondary communicates feedback about the received power back to the primary controller. The power transfer efficiency may be optimized by maintaining the operating frequency substantially at resonance, and the amount of power transferred may be controlled by adjusting the duty cycle.07-09-2009
20120068551ELECTRICAL-ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES - An electrical-energy storage device configured for use in a time-varying electromagnetic field, the storage device comprising: an electrode at least part of which is configured so as to hinder the ability of eddy currents induced by said field to circulate therein.03-22-2012
20120068550METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING A DEVICE IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A method of detecting a receiver (03-22-2012
20120068549WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE ENHANCEMENT - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured for energy transfer with a second resonator structure over a distance D larger than characteristic sizes, L03-22-2012
20120068548WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A wireless power supply apparatus transmits an electric power signal including any one of an electric field, a magnetic field, and an electromagnetic field. A bridge circuit includes multiple switches. A control unit performs switching control of the multiple switches of the bridge circuit at a first frequency configured as a transmission frequency. A transmission coil and a resonance capacitor form a resonance antenna, which is connected to the bridge circuit. The resonance frequency of the resonance antenna thus formed is a second frequency that is equal to or higher than the first frequency. A control unit is configured to be capable of adjusting the length of the dead time during which the multiple switches are all turned off at the same time.03-22-2012
20110221277INDUCTIVELY COUPLED AC POWER TRANSFER - An Inductive Power Transfer System pickup provides a controlled AC power supply by controlled variation of the phase angle between the pickup coil induced voltage (jwMI) and the tuning capacitor C voltage. The phase angle can be varied by maintaining the tuning capacitor C voltage substantially constant for a selected time period. Switches S09-15-2011
20090322158CONTROLLING INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS - An inductive power transfer system (12-31-2009
20100264748System of Transmission of Wireless Energy - A resonant array for the transmission of multiple frequency wireless energy in multiple configurations at a useful distance for grid-coordinate power and information delivery on small aperture and mobile scales where alternatives such as battery, solar, infrared, microwave, or other power-independent means are inappropriate or inaccessible.10-21-2010
20110221278POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - Described herein are embodiments of a power supply system that includes a power supply coil and a power supply-side resonance coil that are provided at a facility, a power receiving coil and a power receiving-side resonance coil that are provided for a mobile unit, a power supply-side information exchange unit, a power receiving-side information exchange unit, and an adjustment unit that adjusts a relative position of the power supply coil with respect to the power supply-side resonance coil and a relative position of the power receiving coil with respect to the power receiving-side resonance coil on the basis of the information exchanged by the information exchange units.09-15-2011
20110140540CHARGE APPARATUS - A charge apparatus including a natural energy conversion module, an energy converter, an energy transmitter, and an energy receiver is provided. The natural energy conversion module receives a natural energy and converts the natural energy into a first electric energy. The energy converter is electrically connected to the natural energy conversion module and converts the first electric energy into a wireless energy. The energy transmitter is electrically connected to the energy converter and transmits the wireless energy in a wireless manner. The energy receiver receives the wireless energy in a wireless manner and converts the wireless energy into a second electric energy.06-16-2011
20110140543WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Provided is a wireless power transmission apparatus, including a source unit including a power resonator to transmit a wireless power to a target apparatus, and a near field controller to control a direction of a magnetic field of the power resonator.06-16-2011
20110140539HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRIC WIRE - A high frequency electric wire is provided in such a manner that a large number of wires are bundled, twisted and insulated with an outer sheath S. Each wire has an extra-fine hollow pipe structure of a capillary shape. The wire is provided to make its hollow section with the extra-fine hollow pipe structure an air cavity or to cause its hollow section to house an insulating material. In the latter case, the wire is provided by causing a metal conductor to adhere to the outer periphery of an extra-fine insulating yarn, which serves as the insulating material, by plating or vapor-deposition. The electric wire is used as a circuit cable or a coil in a non-contact power feeding device which supplies power based on a mutual induction action of the electromagnetic induction. In this manner, the electric wire fulfills its function to suppress and reduce an increase of the alternating current resistance due to a high frequency alternating current.06-16-2011
20110140544ADAPTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - Described herein are embodiments of a method that includes coupling a high-Q resonator of a transmitter and a high-Q resonator of a receiver together by a common inductance of the transmitter and the receiver; and adjusting the transmitter, the receiver, or both, to control power transmitted wirelessly between the transmitter and the receiver.06-16-2011
20110140541BATTERY PACK WITH WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION RESONATOR - A battery pack employing a resonator for wireless power transmission is provided. The battery pack may include a thin film type resonator for a wireless power transmission. The battery pack may also include a battery to charge a power source using power generated by the thin film type resonator.06-16-2011
20110227419Circuit Device, Electronic Apparatus And Power Supply Circuit - A circuit device includes a power supply circuit having a resonance circuit, and a logic circuit. The resonance circuit includes a first coil, and a second coil having a core section shared by the first coil. The logic circuit performs an adiabatic circuit operation with a power supply voltage generated by the resonance circuit.09-22-2011
20110227421NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND DESIGN METHOD - A non-contact power transmission apparatus is disclosed. The non-contact power transmission apparatus includes an alternating-current power source and a resonant system. The resonant system includes a primary coil connected to the alternating-current power source, a primary-side resonance coil, a secondary-side resonance coil, and a secondary coil is connected to a load. The apparatus also has a first capacitor and a second capacitor. A first resonant frequency, which is a resonant frequency of the primary-side resonance coil and the first capacitor, and a second resonant frequency, which is a resonant frequency of the secondary-side resonance coil and the second capacitor, are set to be equal to each other. The frequency of an alternating voltage of the alternating-current power source is set to match with the first resonant frequency and the second resonant frequency.09-22-2011
20120193999WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location in response to receiving a beacon signal from a beacon device by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify the microwave energy and use it for battery charging and/or for primary power.08-02-2012
20130214610PUSH-PULL DRIVER WITH STAGE INVERSION AND METHOD OF OPERATION - Systems, methods, and apparatus for amplifying a voltage in wireless power transmitters are disclosed. In one aspect, the transmitter comprises a first circuit configured to generate a first signal. The first signal comprises a non-inverted output. The transmitter further comprises a second circuit configured to generate a second signal in phase with the first signal. The second signal comprises an inverted output with respect to the non-inverted output. The first circuit and the second circuit are further configured to drive a load.08-22-2013
20090230777INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE COIL PRIMARY - An inductive power supply including multiple tank circuits and a controller for selecting at least one of the tank circuits in order to wirelessly transfer power based on received power demand information. In addition, a magnet may be used to align multiple remote devices with the inductive power supply. In one embodiment, different communication systems are employed depending on which coil is being used to transfer wireless power.09-17-2009
20090200873INDUCTION-TYPE POWER SUPPLY AND SYSTEM - An inductive power supply device comprises a battery module, an induction coil module, and a magnetic control module connected to the induction coil module. The magnetic control module comprises a main control module, a coil-driving module, an interface module, a circuit protection module and a wireless identification module. The coil-driving module, the interface module, the circuit protection module and, the wireless identification module are all electrically connected to the main control module respectively. The present invention also provides an inductive power supply system, which supplies a common platform of power supply to all household appliances, and brings a great convenience to users.08-13-2009
20090001818POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a drive clock signal generation circuit that generates a drive clock signal, a driver control circuit that generates a driver control signal based on the drive clock signal, a waveform detection circuit, and a control circuit. The waveform detection circuit includes a pulse width detection circuit that measures a first pulse width period to detect first pulse width information, the first pulse width period being a period between a first edge timing of the drive clock signal and a first timing, the first timing being a timing when a first induced voltage signal that has changed from a low-potential-side power supply voltage exceeds a first threshold voltage. The control circuit detects the power-reception-side load state based on the first pulse width information.01-01-2009
20090212638INDUCTIVELY COUPLED WORK SURFACES - Inductively coupled work surfaces with integrated primary coils are provided. Power is inductively coupled from a work surface with an integrated primary coil to a handheld device containing a secondary coil. The inductively coupled work surface may be a home work surface, an ergonomic industrial work bench, a work surface installed in the interior of a vehicle, or a collapsible work surface accessible from the exterior of a vehicle. Primary coils integrated into a work surface may provide varying amounts of power. Devices containing secondary coils, such as laptop computers, PDAs, cell phones, and power tools, are charged when placed on the work surface where primary coils are integrated.08-27-2009
20090212639INDUCTIVELY COUPLED CONSOLES - Inductively coupled consoles and vehicle consoles with integrated primary coils, and apparatuses for charging, supporting, and securing portable computers with integrated primary coils are provided. Power is inductively coupled from a primary coil to a device containing a secondary coil, such as a PDA, cellular phone, rechargeable flashlight, remote control, power tool, or laptop computer. Primary coils may be integrated into consoles to charge devices containing secondary coils placed in the consoles. Primary coils may similarly be integrated into vehicle consoles. Inductively coupled consoles may be configured to receive and hold devices containing secondary coils. Primary coils may also be integrated into an apparatus for charging, supporting, and securing a portable computer. Integrated primary coils may provide varying amounts of power.08-27-2009
20090212636Wireless desktop IT environment - A wireless powered desktop system.08-27-2009
20090243396APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RETROFITTING A BROAD RANGE OF MOBILE DEVICES TO RECEIVE WIRELESS POWER - Apparatus and method for retrofitting a mobile electronic device, which has an input power receptacle located on its side, to receive power from a power delivery pad that has a flat power delivery surface. A connector assembly is connectable to the mobile electronic device by plugging a connector into the input power receptacle of the device. A power receiver assembly connects pivotally and electrically to the connector assembly by magnetism. The power receiver assembly is pivotal to position a power receiver hub, which is at a fixed distance from the connector assembly, over an axis of the mobile device, where an anchor comprising magnetic material is adhered to the surface of the mobile device, and the hub is attached to the anchor by magnetism also, so that it is simply and easily detachable and re-attachable. The connector is adjustable in the connector assembly to position the power receiver assembly flush with the surface of the mobile device. Alternate connector assemblies with differently configured connectors are attachable magnetically to the power receiver assembly.10-01-2009
20090243395Antenna gasket for process housing - A method and apparatus for providing wireless communication and optionally power to the interior of a housing assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, an antenna is molded within a gasket material, such as silicon, so as to be completely encapsulated. The gasket preferably includes at least one support arm, which holds the antenna toward the middle of the housing, so as to minimize interference from the metal housing. In further embodiments, an inductive coil is encapsulated in the gasket. An alternating current is passed through this coil to create a changing magnetic field, which can then be used to create electrical power in physically separate components, such as filtering elements. In certain embodiments, multiple loops are molded to correspond to multiple filtering elements within the housing.10-01-2009
20090243397Packaging and Details of a Wireless Power device - A wireless power system includes a power source, power receiver, and components thereof. The system can also include a parasitic antenna that can improve the coupling to the power source in various modes. The antenna can have both a variable capacitor and a variable inductor, and both of those can be changed in order to change characteristics of the matching.10-01-2009
20090243394Tuning and Gain Control in Electro-Magnetic power systems - Tuning and gain control as described for magnetic power systems, including different ways to change the characteristic of transmission and reception.10-01-2009
20100148589EFFICIENT NEAR-FIELD WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING ADIABATIC SYSTEM VARIATIONS - Disclosed is a method for transferring energy wirelessly including transferring energy wirelessly from a first resonator structure to an intermediate resonator structure, wherein the coupling rate between the first resonator structure and the intermediate resonator structure is κ06-17-2010
20120193996APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A source resonator for wirelessly transmitting power to a target device may include a magnetic field distribution adjusting unit that is configured to adjust the magnetic field generated by the source resonator. In one or more embodiments, the magnetic field distribution adjusting unit may adjust the magnetic field to be substantially uniform in a predetermined vicinity of the source resonator. For example, the magnetic field distribution adjusting unit may adjust the intensity of the magnetic field near the center of the source resonator to be substantially the same as the intensity of the magnetic field near an edge area of the source resonator.08-02-2012
20110127843WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM WITH SELECTABLE CONTROL CHANNEL PROTOCOLS - A wireless power system includes a wireless power transmit and receive units. The wireless power transmit unit includes a wireless power transmit circuit that generates a wireless power magnetic field and a transmit unit transceiver that transceives a communication regarding the wireless power magnetic field in accordance with a control channel protocol. The wireless power receive unit includes a wireless power receive circuit, a transceiver, and a processing module. The wireless power receive circuit converts the wireless power magnetic field into a voltage. The receive unit processing module is operable to: identify the control channel protocol; determine whether the receive unit transceiver is capable of communication using the control channel protocol; and, when the receive unit transceiver is capable of communication using the control channel protocol, coordinate configuration of the receive unit transceiver to transceive the communication regarding the wireless power magnetic field via the control channel.06-02-2011
20110127845Wireless power circuit board and assembly - A circuit board assembly includes a multiple layer substrate, a wireless power transmitter control module, a wireless power coil assembly, and a plurality of ICs. The wireless power transmitter control module is supported by a layer of the multiple layer substrate and the wireless power coil assembly is fabricated on an inner layer of the multiple layer substrate. The ICs are mounted on an outer layer of the multiple layer substrate, wherein an IC of the plurality of IC is aligned to substantially overlap a coil of the wireless power coil assembly and is wirelessly powered by the wireless power transmitter control module via the coil.06-02-2011
20110127848Wireless Power Transceiver and Wireless Power System - A wireless power transceiver that is disposed between a source resonator and a target resonator and that may increase wireless power transmission efficiency is provided. The wireless power transceiver may include a power receiver that includes a receiving resonator that receives an inbound power from a source resonator, a power transmitter that includes a transmitting resonator that transmits an outbound power to a target resonator, and a coupling controller to control a coupling frequency between the target resonator and the transmitting resonator.06-02-2011
20100156193Inductively coupled data and power transfer system and apparatus - The present invention provides a system and apparatus for transferring electronic data and/or power from one station to another by means of a transportable pod comprising a solid state memory device and further provided with an inductively linked, electrically insulated connector. The transportable pod comprises a battery which is used to power a remote host docking station, which may be used in an underwater environment for the collection of subsea data. The transportable pod can be transferred alternately from a home docking station, where it is charged up, and where it's stored data is uploaded and to a remote host docking station where is provides power, and where it collects and stores data collected by the remote host docking station.06-24-2010
20090289506REMOTE SENSOR NETWORK POWERED INDUCTIVELY FROM DATA LINES - A computer implemented method and apparatus for a sensor network. The sensor network comprises a set of cables, a set of sensor units, and a central processor unit. The set of cables is capable of conducting an electrical current. The set of sensor units is coupled to the set of cables without physical contact to a wire in the set of cables, wherein the set of sensor units is capable of being powered by the electrical current and transmitting data in the electrical current. The central processor unit is connected to the set of cables and is capable of receiving the data from the set of sensor units in the electrical current.11-26-2009
20100187910Method and system for wireless delivery of power and control to a miniature wireless apparatuses - A system and method for delivering power and means of control to a variety of wireless apparatuses by wireless means. Specifically, the batteries, used for functioning of the wireless apparatuses are replaced with a power capturing modules, and the power for such a modules are delivered externally by means of electromagnetic or/and ultrasonic waives. This named waives, that are used for delivery of a power, are also used as a carriers for control commands that are used as a signal for adjustments and manipulations, necessary for regular functioning of the named miniature wireless apparatuses during their normal exploitation.07-29-2010
20100259109POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION METHOD, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission device includes: a transmission means including at least an oscillation means and a resonant means and for transmitting power to a power reception device by using a magnetic resonance-type power transmission technique; and a control means for controlling the reception power of the power reception device so as to be at a maximum by changing at least one of an oscillation frequency of the oscillation means and a resonant frequency of the resonant means.10-14-2010
20100181843WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR REFRIGERATOR APPLICATION - Described herein are improved configurations for a refrigerator with wireless power transfer that includes an enclosure member comprising a non-metallic material, a source comprising at least one high-Q source magnetic resonator coupled to a power source and generating an oscillating magnetic field, wherein the source is integrated into the enclosure member of the refrigerator.07-22-2010
20100181844HIGH EFFICIENCY AND POWER TRANSFER IN WIRELESS POWER MAGNETIC RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power system that include a signal generator, having a connection to a source of power, and which creates a substantially unmodulated signal at a first frequency, a transmitting high-Q resonator, generating a magnetic field having said first frequency and based on power created by said signal generator, a receiving high-Q resonator, receiving a magnetic power signal created by said transmitting resonator, said receiving resonator being a distance greater than 1 m spaced from said transmitting resonator, and a load receiving part, receiving power from said receiving resonator, wherein a transfer efficiency between said transmitting resonator and said receiving resonator is greater than 25% at 1 m of distance between said transmitting resonator and said receiving resonator.07-22-2010
20100176659POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND LOAD STATE DETECTION CIRCUIT - There is provided a power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device included in a contactless power transmission system in which power is transmitted from the power transmission device to a power receiving device by electromagnetically coupling an elementary coil and a secondary coil and the power is supplied to a load of the power receiving device. The power transmission control device includes a load state detection circuit that detects a load state of the power receiving device on the basis of a first signal from a first end of a resonance capacitor forming a resonant circuit with the elementary coil and a second signal from a second end of the resonance capacitor.07-15-2010
20090079271POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND SECONDARY COIL POSITIONING METHOD - A power transmission control device used for a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-transmitting-side control circuit that controls power transmission to a power receiving device, and a harmonic detection circuit that detects a harmonic signal of a drive frequency of a primary coil. A resonant circuit (leakage inductance and resonant capacitor) that resonates with the harmonic of the drive frequency of the primary coil L1 is formed in the power receiving device so that harmonic resonance occurs. The harmonic detection circuit detects the harmonic resonance peak of the drive frequency of the primary coil.03-26-2009
20090079269POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, SECONDARY COIL POSITION DETECTION METHOD, AND PRIMARY COIL POSITIONING METHOD - A power transmission control device used for a non-contact power transmission system includes a power-transmitting-side control circuit that controls power transmission to a power receiving device, a calculation circuit that calculates the position of a secondary coil by performing given calculations, and an actuator control circuit that controls the operation of an actuator, the actuator moving the position of the primary coil in an XY plane, the actuator control circuit scanning the primary coil for detecting the position of the secondary coil L03-26-2009
20090079268Transmitters and receivers for wireless energy transfer - Techniques for wireless power transmission. An antenna has a part that amplifies a flux to make the antenna have a larger effective size than its actual size.03-26-2009
20100181842CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SECONDARY SIDE THEREOF - According to a first aspect, a secondary side of contactless power transmission apparatus includes: a holding member which is physically separated from a primary side; a magnetic layer; a shield layer for shielding electromagnetic noise; and a heat insulation layer. The secondary coil is a planar coil and supported by the holding member, and at least the magnetic layer is laminated on one side of the planar coil and unified with the planar coil. According to a second aspect, the secondary side of the apparatus includes a plurality of magnetic layers. Each permeability of the magnetic layers is different from each other, and each of the magnetic layers forms a magnetic path with the primary side.07-22-2010
20100194206WIRELESS POWER FOR CHARGING DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A host device peripheral may comprise a wireless power charging apparatus, which may include transmit circuitry and at least one antenna coupled to the transmit circuitry. The at least one antenna may be configured to wirelessly transmit power within an associated near-field region. Additionally, the host device peripheral may be configured to couple to a host device.08-05-2010
20100187912CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power saving is promoted by oscillating only power transmission coil contributing to contactless charging without using any communication means.07-29-2010
20100187913WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of transmitting power from a transmitter of a wireless power system at a multiplicity of frequencies between a first transmission frequency and a second transmission frequency at a first power level and transmitting power from the transmitter at a second power level and at one or more frequencies between the first transmission frequency and the second transmission frequency if the one or more receiving devices are determined to be coupled to the transmitter.07-29-2010
20100187911WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER OVER DISTANCES TO A MOVING DEVICE - Described herein are embodiments of a source resonator coupled to an energy source generating an oscillating near field region; and at least one device resonator optionally coupled to at least one energy drain and freely moving within the near field region of the source resonator. The source resonator and the at least one device resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy wirelessly from said source resonator to said at least one device resonator as the at least one device resonator moves freely within the near field region, where the source resonator and the at least one device resonator may be coupled to provide κ/sqrt(Γ07-29-2010
20100187909Method and System for Inductively Transmitting Energy and Information - A method of inductively transmitting energy and information between an energy transmitter comprising a primary inductor and an energy receiver comprising a secondary inductor, wherein energy is transmitted from the energy transmitter to the energy receiver by applying an alternating voltage to the primary inductor to generate a primary alternating current in the primary inductor, thereby inducing a secondary alternating current in the secondary inductor. The information is transmitted from the energy transmitter to the energy receiver essentially only in a dedicated first section of the cycle of the alternating voltage by varying the amplitude of the alternating voltage; and information is transmitted from the energy receiver to the energy transmitter essentially only in a dedicated second section of the cycle by varying the secondary inductor's power absorption, the second section not overlapping with the first section.07-29-2010
20100259107Systems and Methods for Providing Power to a Device Under Test - Systems and methods for providing power to a device under test are prcn ided. In some embodiments, systems for providing power to a device under test are provided, the systems comprising a power source for providing an alternating current, a probe having a probe inductor coupled to the power source; and a device under test having a device inductor magnetically coupled to the probe inductor, and having a circuit to be tested that receives power produced in the device inductor, In some embodiments, devices that receive power from a probe having an inductor that is coupled to an alternating current power source are provided, the devices comprising: a device inductor magnetically coupled to the probe inductor; and a circuit to be tested that receives power produced in the device inductor.10-14-2010
20130214609Two-Part Load Control System Mountable To A Single Electrical Wallbox - A load control system includes a load control device and a remote control for configuring and controlling operation of the load control device. The load control device and remote control may be mounted to an electrical wallbox. The system may be configured by associating the remote control with the load control device, and actuating a button on the remote control to configure the load control device. A second remote control device may be directly or indirectly associated with the load control device. The load control device and remote control may communicate via inductive coils that are magnetically coupled together. The remote control may be operable to charge a battery from energy derived from the magnetic coupling between the inductive coils. The load control device and remote control may include near-field communication modules that are operable to communicate wirelessly via near-field radiation.08-22-2013
20130214614CONTACTLESS ROTARY JOINT - A contactless rotary joint has a stationary and a rotating part. Furthermore at least one of the parts has a rotary joint body made of a plastic material and holding a capacitive data link and a rotating transformer. The rotating transformer has a magnetic core for transmission of electrical power. To prevent interference of the capacitive data link by electrical and/or magnetic fields from the rotating transformer a shield is provided.08-22-2013
20130187478ENERGY TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus and method for wirelessly transmitting electromagnetic energy are provided. The apparatus includes a power source, a transmission unit, and a measurement unit. The power source supplies a power according to a certain frequency. The transmission unit receives the power to wirelessly transmit the received power through self resonance. The measurement unit measures a phase difference between a voltage and current of the transmission unit. The certain frequency is controlled according to the phase difference. Accordingly, the apparatus and method control only the frequency of the power supply when a resonance frequency is changed by the change of an ambient environment, thus enhancing energy transmission efficiency.07-25-2013
20100181841PINLESS POWER COUPLING - A pin-less power coupling arrangement comprising at least one pin-less power jack; the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug; said power plug comprising a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and said power plug and said power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.07-22-2010
20100225172SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING ELECTRIC POWER, STORAGE MEDIUM AND PROGRAM - An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.09-09-2010
20100277005WIRELESS POWERING AND CHARGING STATION - Described herein are embodiments of a system for receiving wireless power from a high-Q resonator that include a base for a portable device, having surfaces that are shaped to mechanically hold to outer surfaces of a portable device, and having a high-Q magnetic resonator therein, said resonator formed of a coil portion in series with a capacitive portion, said resonator having an LC value which is tuned to a specified frequency.11-04-2010
20100237709RESONATOR ARRAYS FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Described herein are improved configurations for an apparatus that may include a plurality of resonators electrically interconnected and arranged in an array to form a composite resonator for wireless power transfer, each one of the plurality of resonators may include a block of a magnetic material having a conductor wire wrapped around a cross section thereof to form at least one loop enclosing an area substantially equal to the cross section, wherein the plurality of resonators are may be oriented so that a dipole moment of each one of the plurality of resonators is aligned with a dipole moment of each other one of the plurality of resonators.09-23-2010
20100244577WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY METHOD - A wireless power supply apparatus includes: a transmitting coil configured to transmit power in the form of magnetic field energy using magnetic resonance; and a power transmitter configured to supply power at a resonant frequency that produces magnetic resonance between the transmitting coil and a receiving coil; wherein the power transmitter includes a detector configured to detect current flowing into the transmitting coil, a controller configured to control the frequency of the power supplied to the transmitting coil, and a determining unit configured to determine the coupling strength between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil on the basis of the frequency of the current detected by the detector as well as the frequency of the supplied power.09-30-2010
20100237706WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM AND PROXIMITY EFFECTS - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power transmission system which includes a wireless source high-Q resonator and power supply, said power supply generating signals at a first frequency, and said high-Q resonator having an inductor formed by a wire, a capacitive part, and said inductive part and capacitive part being resonant with said first frequency, and said resonator having at least one component that renders it resistant to anything other than large metallic structures in its vicinity.09-23-2010
20100237708TRANSMITTERS AND RECEIVERS FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for receiving magnetic transmission of power from at least a first high-Q resonator, comprising a wire loop high-Q resonator, having a wire formed into at least one loop forming an inductance and having a capacitance, the wire loop resonator having an LC value tuned for receiving a magnetic field of a first specified frequency, and producing an output based on receiving the magnetic field that includes electrical power. The wire loop resonator may include a first part associated with the wire loop resonator which increases the coupling between the first high-Q resonator and the wire loop portion of said resonator without increasing the radius of the wire loop resonator.09-23-2010
20100219697ADJUSTABLE INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION PLATFORM - An adjustable inductive power transmission platform includes inductive power outlets embedded into adjustable modules having multiple configurations. The inductive power outlets are configured to couple with inductive power receivers to provide power to electrical loads wired thereto. The multiple configurations of the adjustable modules allow the position of the inductive power outlets to be adjusted to match the locations of inductive receivers to suit changing requirements.09-02-2010
20120193994POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING POWER - A power transmitting system in which power can be successfully supplied by magnetic resonance from a power transmitting device to a selected power receiving device among a plurality of power receiving devices. The power receiving device includes a variable unit which can change the self resonant frequency of a resonance coil in accordance with an invalidation signal transmitted from the power transmitting device. Thus, even in the case where the plurality of power receiving devices are provided for one power transmitting device, the self resonant frequencies of the resonance coils included in the power receiving devices which are not to be supplied with power are changed to avoid resonance with the power transmitting device. Consequently, power can be successfully and selectively supplied to the power receiving devices to be supplied with power.08-02-2012
20100244579COIL UNIT, AND POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND POWER RECEPTION DEVICE USING THE COIL UNIT - A coil unit includes a first coil having an outer diameter of D09-30-2010
20100219695ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is an electric power supplying apparatus, including: a resonance circuit having an inductance and a capacitance; and an electric power synthesizing circuit configured to synthesize electric powers of electric signals composed of a plurality of frequency components in a neighborhood frequency band as a frequency band near a resonance frequency decided by the inductance and the capacitance with one another, and output a resulting electric signal obtained through the electric power synthesis to the resonance circuit.09-02-2010
20100207458WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER OVER A DISTANCE WITH DEVICES AT VARIABLE DISTANCES - Described herein are embodiments of a source resonator, optionally coupled to an energy source, and a second resonator, which may be optionally coupled to an energy drain, located a variable distance from the source resonator. The source resonator and the second resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy from said source resonator to said second resonator over a distance D that is smaller than each of the resonant wavelengths λ08-19-2010
20100244581WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY METHOD AND WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A wireless electric power supply method includes: supplying electric power from a power supply section to a power-transmission resonance coil at a resonance frequency which causes magnetic field resonance; transmitting the electric power, supplied from the power supply section, as magnetic field energy from the power-transmission resonance coil to a power-reception resonance coil by using the magnetic field resonance, the power-transmission resonance coil being capable of being in magnetic field resonance with the power-reception resonance coil at the resonance frequency; monitoring the electric power supply by using a monitor section; comparing, by using a comparison section, the monitoring result obtained by the monitor section with characteristics data indicating the characteristics of the electric power supply performed by the power supply section; and controlling, by using a control section, the electric power supply performed by the power supply section, on the basis of the comparison result obtained by the comparison section.09-30-2010
20110210621WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, POWER TRANSMISSION COIL UNIT, AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A wireless power supply apparatus for a capsule-type endoscope has three sets of coils that generate a magnetic field in directions that are orthogonal to each other, a gravity sensor that detects a gravitational direction, a coil selection section that selects a coil that generates a magnetic field in a gravitational direction that is detected by the gravity sensor, and a drive section that applies a current to the coil that the coil selection section selects.09-01-2011
20100079005Beam power with multiple power zones - A beam power source transmits a signal indicating power availability, receives a request for power in response, and beams power in response to the request.04-01-2010
20130127257POWER GENERATING SYSTEM AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power generating system includes: a plurality of power generating units for transmitting generated electric power by wireless via magnetic coupling between resonators; an AC combining section for combining AC energy output from AC converting and outputting sections of the power generating units and supplying the converted AC energy to an AC load; a DC combining section for combining DC energy output from DC converting and outputting sections of the power generating units and supplying the combined DC energy to a DC load; and an output control section for controlling an output of each power generating unit by transmitting a control signal to an output switching section of each power generating unit based on power consumption of at least one of the AC load and the DC load.05-23-2013
20100219694WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER IN LOSSY ENVIRONMENTS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer for electronic devices that include at least one source magnetic resonator including a capacitively-loaded conducting loop coupled to a power source and configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field and at least one device magnetic resonator, distal from said source resonators, comprising a capacitively-loaded conducting loop configured to convert said oscillating magnetic fields into electrical energy, wherein at least one said resonator has a keep-out zone around the resonator that surrounds the resonator with a layer of non-lossy material.09-02-2010
20090072628Antennas for Wireless Power applications - Receive and transmit antennas for wireless power. The antennas are formed to receive magnetic power and produce outputs of usable power based on the magnetic transmission. Antenna designs for mobile devices are disclosed03-19-2009
20080303351Coupling System - There is elucidated a device (12-11-2008
20100219698CENTRALLY CONTROLLED INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION PLATFORM - An inductive power transmission platform includes a plurality of inductive power outlets connected to a common driver via individual power switches. The inductive power outlets are configured to couple with inductive power receivers to provide power to electrical loads wired thereto. The switches may be configured to remain closed while current passes therethrough. The common driver may be used to manage the power drawn by the transmission platform to each of the inductive power outlets.09-02-2010
20110031817RECTIFYING ANTENNA ARRAY - A rectifying antenna array includes a plurality of rectifying antennas connected in parallel. Each of the rectifying antennas includes a reception-side antenna receiving AC power through magnetic induction with a reception-side resonant antenna of a resonant wireless power receiver and a rectifier diode connected to the reception-side antenna and converting the AC power into DC power.02-10-2011
20110037321POWER BRIDGE CIRCUIT FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL INDUCTIVE SIGNALING - An inductive signal interface comprises a coil assembly including one or more inductive coils, a bridge circuit including a plurality of switches, and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to individually operate the plurality of switches to enable the inductive signal interface to dynamically switch between a power-transmit mode and a power receive mode.02-17-2011
20090108679WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Method for wireless energy transfer is disclosed. According to an embodiment, the method includes transferring electrical energy from one electronic device to another electronic device with the help of electromagnetic waves. An electronic device that requires electrical energy can get energy transferred from one or more other electronic devices present in its vicinity. The electrical energy being transferred can be used to charge the battery of the electronic device.04-30-2009
20090108680REMOTE POWER CONTROL SYSTEM AND POWER SUPPLY TAP - According to one embodiment, a power supply tap includes a first wireless reception module which receives a control request which is transmitted from a remote-control terminal by a first wireless signal, a power observation module which is activated in a case where the received control request includes a power information acquisition request, and observes a total amount of power including power supplied to an electric apparatus from a power output module and power consumed by a communication control module, a first wireless transmission module which transmits the observed total amount of power to the remote-control terminal by a second wireless signal, and a switch control module which turns off a switch in a case where the control request received by the first wireless reception module includes a power-off request, thereby shutting off power supply to the electric apparatus from the power output module.04-30-2009
20110115303MULTIPLE USE WIRELESS POWER SYSTEMS - A wireless power system having at least one of a remote device with multiple wireless power inputs capable of receiving power from a different wireless power source, a remote device including a hybrid secondary that can be selectively configured for multiple uses, a remote device including a hybrid secondary, a far field wireless power source having a low power mode, a remote device having the capability of communicating with multiple different wireless power sources to indicate that a wireless power hot spot is nearby, a wireless power supply including multiple wireless power transmitters.05-19-2011
20130134791WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED MAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTH - A wireless power transmission system with an enhanced magnetic field strength is provided. A wireless power transmitter includes a generator configured to generate a power. The wireless power transmitter further includes a resonator configured to generate a magnetic field to transmit the power to a target device. The wireless power transmitter further includes a slab unit configured to enhance the magnetic field.05-30-2013
20130134796WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A wireless electric power transmission apparatus as an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: two antennas having the ability to transmit electric power by a non-contact method via resonant magnetic coupling, one of the two antennas being a series resonant circuit, of which the resonant frequency is fs, the other antenna being a parallel resonant circuit, of which the resonant frequency is fp; an oscillator which is connected to one of the two antennas that transmits RF power; and a control section which controls a transmission frequency according to the magnitude of the electric power to be transmitted from one of the two antennas to the other. If a coupling coefficient between the two antennas is k, then fs and fp are set so as to satisfy the inequality fs/fp<−0.6074×k05-30-2013
20110248570RESONANCE POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH WIRELESS POWER TRANSFORM FUNCTION, AND RESONANCE DEVICE - Provided is a wireless power transmission system including a wireless power transmission function. The wireless power transmission system may be included in a set-up box and may include a source unit that transmits a resonance power to a resonance power receiving apparatus. A target resonance unit that receives the resonance power may be included in the resonance power receiving apparatus.10-13-2011
20130140907WIRELESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM AND ADAPTIVE ADJUSTMENT METHOD THEREOF - A wireless power supply system and a self adaptive regulation method thereof. The method includes the following steps: detecting an operating mode of an electric power sending unit (06-06-2013
20110121660APPLIANCE MOUNTED POWER OUTLETS - An electrical appliance comprising a connection to a power source and a principle electrical load, wherein the appliance additionally comprises at least one inductive power outlet, the inductive power outlet comprising: at least one driver, connectable to the power source, the driver for providing an oscillating voltage supply; and at least one primary inductive coil connected to the driver, the primary inductive coil for inductively coupling with an external secondary inductive coil wired to a second electrical load.05-26-2011
20110127846WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L06-02-2011
20100133920WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER ACROSS A DISTANCE TO A MOVING DEVICE - Described herein are embodiments of a first resonator coupled to an energy source generating an oscillating near field region, and a second resonator optionally coupled to an energy drain and moving freely within the near field region of the first resonator. The first resonator and the second resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy from said first resonator to said second resonator as the second resonator moves freely within the near field region, and where the region may include distances greater than the characteristic size of the smaller of the first resonator and the second resonator.06-03-2010
20100133918WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER OVER VARIABLE DISTANCES BETWEEN RESONATORS OF SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR RESONANT FREQUENCIES - Described herein are embodiments of a first resonator, with a resonant frequency f06-03-2010
20100133917POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A power transmission device includes: a power transmission coil to transmit electric power to a power receiving coil by an electromagnetic induction method; driving unit to supply a driving voltage to the power transmission coil; a detection unit to detect an electric current flowing in the power transmission coil based on the driving voltage; a control unit to change an amplitude of the driving voltage; a starting point detection unit to detect the amplitude of the driving voltage as a characteristic point at which an electric current starts to flow in the power receiving coil, on a characteristic line representing a relationship between the driving voltage supplied to the power transmission coil and the electric current detected by the detection unit; and a transmission stopping control unit to stop power transmission by the power transmission coil if the characteristic point is not detected by the starting point detection unit.06-03-2010
20100133916POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING ELECTRIC POWER - A power transfer apparatus including a first device and a second device having a first coil and a second coil, respectively, is provided. The first device is configured to produce primary power through the primary coil upon being supplied with external power and to be controlled by a provided control signal so that the primary power decreases and increases upon the control signal representing a first value and a second value, respectively. The second device is configured to be joined with the first device so that the secondary coil is electromagnetically coupled with the primary coil. The second device is configured to produce secondary power upon the secondary coil being driven through the electromagnetic coupling. The second device is configured to provide the first device with the control signal representing the first value and the second value upon the secondary power being greater and smaller than a reference value, respectively.06-03-2010
20110025132POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission system for supplying energy to a device operating on electrical energy taken by a power receiving antenna includes a driving unit supplied with electric power from a power supply and generating an AC current and a power transmission antenna receiving the AC current from the driving unit and generating an electromagnetic field. The power transmission antenna includes a resonance frequency adjusting circuit adjusting and setting a resonance frequency.02-03-2011
20110018359NONCONTACT POWER FEED SYSTEM, NONCONTACT RELAY APPARATUS, NONCONTACT POWER RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND NONCONTACT POWER FEED METHOD - A noncontact power feed system includes: a noncontact power feed apparatus including a power feed resonance device to supply alternate-current power to an electronic apparatus by resonance in a noncontact manner, and an alternate-current power source section to generate the alternate-current power and supply it to the power feed resonance device; a noncontact relay apparatus including a relay resonance device to receive the alternate-current power and relay it to another electronic apparatus by resonance in a noncontact manner, a relay-side rectifier circuit to form direct-current power for output, and a movement means for moving the noncontact relay apparatus by the direct-current power; and at least one noncontact power reception apparatus including a power reception resonance device to receive the alternate-current power by magnetic field resonance in a noncontact manner, a power-reception-side rectifier circuit to form direct-current power for output, and a load means driven by the direct-current power.01-27-2011
20110109167LOAD IMPEDANCE DECISION DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - A load impedance decision device, a wireless power transmission device, and a wireless power transmission method are provided. At least one of a distance and an angle between two resonators may be measured. A load impedance may be determined based on at least one of the measured distance and the measured angle. When the distance between the two resonators changes, a high power transfer efficiency may be maintained without using a separate matching circuit. Where the load impedance is determined, a test power may be transmitted. Depending on a power transfer efficiency of the test power, the load impedance may be controlled and power may be wirelessly transmitted from the source resonator to the target resonator.05-12-2011
20110109169ANTENNA UNIT FOR READING RFID TAG - An antenna unit includes a plurality of loop antennas; an impedance matching circuit common to the loop antennas; a switching circuit that switches high frequency connection between the impedance matching circuit and the loop antenna; and an antenna control circuit that controls to connect only one loop antenna among the loop antennas in a high frequency manner on the basis of a control signal from a reader.05-12-2011
20110109168RELAY CONTROLLER - Provided is a relay controller which can shorten the time from turning off a switching element until turning off a relay compared with what is conventionally possible. The relay controller comprises a relay switch in which a contact point connects a power supply to a load, and a coil is connected to the power supply; a first switching element which is connected in series to the coil; a regenerative current circuit which is connected in parallel to the coil and includes a second switching element and a diode which is connected in series to the second switching element; a first switching element control unit which turns on the relay switch by PWM control of the first switching element and turns off the relay switch by stopping the PWM control of the first switching element, and a second switching element control unit which turns on the second switching element when the first switching element is PWM-controlled and turns off the second switching element when the PWM control of the first switching element is stopped.05-12-2011
20110025131PACKAGING AND DETAILS OF A WIRELESS POWER DEVICE - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power system that includes at least a first high-Q magnetic resonator including an inductor having a variable inductance and a capacitor, having a variable capacitance; and a power conversion circuit, coupled to said first magnetic resonator, and exchanging power wirelessly with at least a second high-Q magnetic resonator, said circuit determining a measure of wireless power transfer, and producing a control signal indicative of said measure, and providing said control signal to said first magnetic resonator, and wherein said magnetic resonator adjusts at least one of said inductor and said capacitor value based on said signal.02-03-2011
20120032525Electrical Powered Vehicle and Power Feeding Device for Vehicle - An electrical powered vehicle includes a secondary self-resonant coil, a secondary coil, a rectifier, and a power storage device. The secondary self-resonant coil is configured to be magnetically coupled with a primary self-resonant coil of a power feeding device by magnetic field resonance, and allow reception of high frequency power from the primary self-resonant coil. The secondary coil is configured to allow reception of electric power from the secondary self-resonant coil by electromagnetic induction. The rectifier rectifies the electric power received by the secondary coil. The power storage device stores the electric power rectified by the rectifier.02-09-2012
20110018356POWER BRIDGE CIRCUIT FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - An inductive signal interface includes a coil assembly which has one or more inductive coils. The inductive signal interface also has a bridge circuit that couples to the coil assembly to a power input/output (I/O). The bridge circuit has components that operate to enable the inductive signal interface to selectively operate in either a power transmit mode or a power receive mode.01-27-2011
20110043048WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING OBJECT POSITIONING FOR LOW LOSS - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator and where a loss inducing object is positioned to minimize loss in at least one resonator.02-24-2011
20110043046WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q CAPACITIVELY LOADED CONDUCTING LOOPS - Described herein are embodiments of a source resonant structure and a device resonant structure, the structures may be capable of performing wireless near-field energy transfer when separated a distance D from each other, where the absolute value of the difference of said angular frequencies w02-24-2011
20110043050ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE - Wireless power supply and information communication are achieved between electronic circuit substrates in the electronic equipment, and the size of the circuitry for achieving the above is reduced. There are provided a first electronic circuit substrate, a second electronic circuit substrate, a first coil connected to the first electronic circuit substrate, and a second coil connected to the second electronic circuit substrate. Power is transmitted from the first coil to the second coil by electromagnetic induction so that the first electronic circuit substrate and the second electronic circuit substrate are electrically connected.02-24-2011
20110241437WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - The wireless power transmission system of this invention transmits power over a resonant magnetic field. The system includes a power-transmitting resonator 10-06-2011
20100171371Wireless Electric Power Transmission Device - The novelty of the invention consists in that it makes possible to improve the known device having the same purpose (UA Nr 78002) by the novel design of the transmitter and receiver antennas and the circuits for connecting them to an electric power generator and a load resistor. The invention discloses the experiment for transmitting power of 10 W at a distance of 1.8 m with an output ratio of ≈1 which proves the industrial applicability of the invention.07-08-2010
20130154388ANTENNA DEVICE AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - An antenna device includes a feeding member including a coil pattern and an emitting member to emit a transmit signal supplied from the feeding member and to receive a receive signal and supplying it to the feeding member. The emitting member includes an opening portion and a slit portion communicating with the opening portion. When seen in plan view from the direction of the winding axis of the coil pattern, the opening portion of the emitting member and the inner region of the coil pattern overlap each other, and the emitting member and the coil pattern overlap each other at least partially.06-20-2013
20110080050Systems and Methods for Directional Reactive Power Ground Plane Transmission - Systems and methods for transmitting electrical power through a ground plane are provided. A phased array of transmitters transmits moving, reactive power ground waves through a ground plane to a focus. A receiver, disposed proximate the focus, collects and converts the reactive power to real power for use in driving an electrical load. By adjusting the timing between the individual transmitters in the array, the focus may be moved to accommodate a mobile receiver. The reactive power ground waves may enter the receiver by conduction or induction.04-07-2011
20100164296WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING VARIABLE SIZE RESONATORS AND SYSTEM MONITORING - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer system with at least one adjustable magnetic resonator that may include a first magnetic resonator with a plurality of differently sized inductive elements, at least one power and control circuit configured to selectively connect to at least one of the plurality of differently sized inductive elements, one or more additional magnetic resonators separated from the first magnetic resonator, and measurement circuitry to measure at least one parameter of a wireless power transfer between the first magnetic resonator and the one or more additional magnetic resonators. One or more connections between the plurality of differently sized inductive elements and the at least one power and control circuit may be configured to change an effective size of the first magnetic resonator according to the at least one parameter measured by the measurement circuitry.07-01-2010
20110127847WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A wireless power supply device adapted to wireless supply power to an electricity receiving object is provided. The wireless power supply device includes a transformer, a wireless power supply module, and an indicator. The wireless power supply module is coupled to the transformer to wirelessly supply electricity of the transformer to the electricity receiving object. The indicator is coupled to the wireless power supply module to display an operation state of the wireless power supply module.06-02-2011
20110241441DC/DC CONVERTER AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING DC/DC CONVERTER - It is an object to provide a DC/DC converter that can stabilize power supply potential in use. It is another object to provide a semiconductor device in which circuit operation is stabilized. In addition to a power supply that supplies potential to be reference potential of boosting in a DC/DC converter, a power supply for charging a capacitor in the DC/DC converter is provided. Accordingly, loads to the power supply that supplies the reference potential of boosting can be reduced. Further, as power for charging the capacitor in the DC/DC converter, power supplied from not an antenna but a secondary battery is used. More specifically, a secondary battery is used as a power supply that supplies power to a buffer circuit or an inverter circuit. Thus, power supplied from the antenna can be stabilized. In other words, operation of a logic circuit and an analog circuit can be stabilized.10-06-2011
20110241440NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD USING A NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Disclosed is a non-contact power transmission apparatus provided with an AC power source and a resonant system. The resonant system has a primary coil that is connected with the AC power source, a primary-side resonance coil, a secondary-side resonance coil, a secondary coil and a load that is connected with the secondary coil. In addition, the non-contact power transmission apparatus is provided with a state detection unit and a variable-impedance circuit. The state detection unit detects the state of the resonant system. The variable-impedance circuit is constructed so as to adjust its own impedance in accordance with the state of the resonant system detected by the state detection unit, in such a way that the input impedance and the output impedance at the resonant frequency of the resonant system are matching.10-06-2011
20110241436WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A wireless power receiving apparatus receives an electric power signal including any one of an electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic field transmitted from a wireless power supply apparatus. A reception coil is configured to receive the electric power signal. A power storage capacitor is arranged having a first terminal set to a fixed electric potential. First and second switches are connected in series to form a closed loop including the reception coil. A connection node that connects these switches is connected to a second terminal of the power storage capacitor. Third and fourth switches are sequentially arranged in series to form a path arranged in parallel with a path comprising the first and second switches. A connection node that connects these switches is set to a fixed electric potential.10-06-2011
20110241435POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF - An object of the present invention is to provide a highly reliable power supply device which can withstand long-term use. Another object of the present invention is to provide a power supply device with reduced power consumption. The power supply device includes a cell including an antenna and a switch and performing position detection operation and power feeding operation; a high-frequency wave supply circuit; a switch control circuit; and a potential detecting circuit. One electrode of the antenna is connected to the high-frequency wave supply circuit through the switch, and the other thereof is connected to the potential detecting circuit. By the position detection operation, whether there is a power receiving device which gets close to a cell or not is detected. Only when the power receiving device is detected, power is supplied by the power feeding operation.10-06-2011
20110241434COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER - According to one embodiment, a communication system including a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus is provided. The first communication apparatus includes: a connector which is connectable to a cable for electrical transmission; an electric power generator which generates electric power when the cable is connected to the connector; a first communication module which communicates, by using electric power, with the second communication apparatus for supplying and receiving electric power; and an electric power receiver which receives electric power transmitted from the second communication apparatus. The second communication apparatus includes: a second communication module which communicates with the first communication apparatus for supplying and receiving electric power; and an electric power transmitter which transmits electric power to the first communication apparatus based on a result of a communication between the first communication module and the second communication module.10-06-2011
20100219696Noncontact Electric Power Transmission System - Disclosed is a noncontact electric power transmission system having a power transmitter circuit section 09-02-2010
20100013319POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - There is provided a power transmission control device included in a power transmission device in a contactless power transmission system that transmits power from the power transmission device to a power receiving device by electromagnetically coupling a primary coil to a secondary coil to supply the power to a load of the power receiving device. The power transmission control device includes a controller controlling the power transmission control device, a host interface communicating with a power transmission-side host, and a register section accessible from the power transmission-side host via the host interface. The controller shifts into a communication mode that executes communication between the power transmission-side host and a power receiving-side host, when the power transmission-side host writes, via the host interface, a communication request command that requests the communication between the hosts in the register section. Then, the controller transmits the communication request command to the power receiving device.01-21-2010
20100013322POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device included in a contactless power transmission system in which power is transmitted from the power transmission device to a power receiving device by electromagnetically coupling a primary coil and a secondary coil and the power is supplied to a load of the power receiving device includes a controller controlling the power transmission control device. The controller includes a communication condition setting section setting, by exchanging information with the power receiving device, a communication condition that is at least one of a communication method between the power transmission device and the power receiving device and a communication parameter, and a communication processing section performing a communication processing between the power transmission device and the power receiving device by using the set communication condition.01-21-2010
20100013321POWER RECEIVING CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A power receiving control device provided to a power receiving device included in a contactless power transmission system that transmits electric power from a power transmission device to the power receiving device by electromagnetically coupling a primary coil and a secondary coil so as to feed the electric power to a load serving as a power feeding object from a voltage output node of the power receiving device, which includes a rectifying circuit and a regulator; and transmits a load modulation signal to the power transmission device by load modulation performed by a load modulation section included in the power receiving device, in a period of the power feeding to the load as the power feeding object, includes a power receiving side control circuit controlling an operation of the power receiving device; and a power supply control signal output terminal for outputting a power supply control signal by which the power feeding to the load is temporarily stopped In the device, the power receiving side control circuit turns on a switch circuit provided between an input node and an output node of the regulator, based on detection of lowering of power feeding capability to the load, so as to put a bypass path, which directly connecting the input node and the output node of the regulator, in an ON state; turns off the switch circuit so as to forcibly put the bypass path in an OFF state, in a case where the power feeding to the load is temporarily stopped in a period during which the bypass path is formed, at one of timing at which a voltage level of the power supply control signal outputted from the power supply control signal output terminal is switched from a non-active level to an active level so as to temporarily stop the power feeding to the load and timing before the power feeding to the load is temporarily stopped; and turns on the switch circuit after releasing the temporary stop of the power feeding to the load so as to return the bypass path to the ON state.01-21-2010
20100013320POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device included in a contactless power transmission system that transmits power by electromagnetically coupling a primary coil and a secondary coil from the power transmission device to a power receiving device so as to supply the power to a load on the power receiving device. The power transmission control device includes a controller that controls the power transmission control device, and a register section. The resister section includes a power receiving side information register that stores power receiving side information received from the power receiving device, and a power transmission side information register that stores power transmission side information The controller performs at least one of: an authentication processing of the power receiving device; a power transmission control of the contactless power transmission; and a communication processing between the power transmission device and the power receiving device based on the power receiving side information stored in the power receiving side information register and the power transmission side information stored in the power transmission side register.01-21-2010
20110148215AUTOMATIC TUNING FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - In one embodiment, a wireless power transfer system has a wireless power transmitter and receiver. The transmitter has a transmitting resonant circuit that resonates at a first frequency and a signal generator that generates a signal at a second frequency. The transmitter also has a power detector that measures reflected power at the transmitting resonant circuit, and an auto-tuner that generates transmitter tuning parameters for adjusting the first and second frequencies to reduce reflected power. The receiver has a receiving resonant circuit that resonates at a third frequency based on a receiver tuning parameter. The receiver tuning parameter is generated by a power detector that measures power generated at the receiving resonant circuit, and an auto-tuner that generates the receiver tuning parameter to increase the load power.06-23-2011
20110175458ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - A contactless power supply has a dynamically configurable tank circuit powered by an inverter. The contactless power supply is inductively coupled to one or more loads. The inverter is connected to a DC power source. When loads are added or removed from the system, the contactless power supply is capable of modifying the resonant frequency of the tank circuit, the inverter frequency, the inverter duty cycle or the rail voltage of the DC power source.07-21-2011
20110175456WIRELESS POWER SUPPLYING RACK - Disclosed herein is a wireless power supplying rack, including: a power transmission device adapted to transmit power to be supplied; a repeater device adapted to repeat the transmission power of the power transmission device; a power reception device adapted to receive the power repeated by the repeater device; and a main body in which a load to which the power received at least by the power reception device from between the power reception device and the repeater device is supplied is disposed; at least the repeater device and the power reception device from among the power transmission device, repeater device and power reception device being incorporated in the main body; wherein the power transmission device, the repeater device and the reception device have a first resonance element, a second resonance element and a third resonance element, respectively.07-21-2011
20110175455WIRELESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a wireless power supplying system, including a power transmission device adapted to transmit power supplied thereto, a repeater device adapted to repeat the transmission power of the power transmission device, and a power reception device adapted to receive the power repeated by said repeater device07-21-2011
20090045681Energy Transmission Device - The invention relates to an energy transmission device having a primary coil for transmitting to a detachable secondary coil electromagnetic energy by induction with the electromagnetic energy being characterized by an energy transmission frequency and sensing component for detecting at least one characteristic variable of a detachable secondary end including the secondary coil. The sensing component is adapted to detect information on the presence of a detachable secondary end in an especially reliable manner. For this purpose, the sensing component couples a measuring voltage having a measuring frequency that is different from the energy transmission frequency into the secondary coil.02-19-2009
20100072825SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER TRANSFER ACROSS AN INDUCTIVE POWER COUPLING - A signal transfer system for controlling power transfer across an inductive power coupling. A transmission circuit associated with an inductive power receiver is configured to transmit a control signal to a reception circuit associated with an inductive power outlet. The transmission circuit includes an ancillary load and a switching unit for modulating power drawn by a secondary inductive coil according to the control signal. The reception circuit is configured to monitor power provided to a primary inductive coil thereby detecting the modulated control signal. The signal transfer system may be used to regulate the power supplied by the inductive coupling and to detect the presence of the secondary coil.03-25-2010
20100038970Short Range Efficient Wireless Power Transfer - A device is powered wirelessly using magnetically coupled resonance, either from a short distance, e.g., on a surface, or from or on a longer distance.02-18-2010
20120242165METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRIC POWER FROM A WALL TO A LEAF HINGEABLY FASTENED TO SAID WALL - A method for transmitting electric power from a wall to a door hingeably attached to the wall about a hinge axis (S) includes providing a primary coil on the wall. A secondary coil is provided on the door. An electrical primary voltage is made available on a wall side. The electrical primary voltage has a primary frequency that is suitable for acting on the primary coil. A secondary voltage of at least 500 mV is generated in the secondary coil by an inductive coupling.09-27-2012
20120242163WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL METHOD THEREOF RELATED APPLICATIONS - A wireless power receiving device and a power control method thereof. The wireless power receiving apparatus, includes: a secondary core configured to receive a wireless power signal from a primary core of a wireless power transmission apparatus; a magnetic sensor configured to detect a magnetic field generated from the primary core; and a receiving controller configured to transmit an error code to the wireless power transmission apparatus via the secondary core if a measured magnetic field value from the magnetic sensor is lower than a reference magnetic value and the communication with the wireless power transmission apparatus is available.09-27-2012
20120242161RADIO POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND RADIO POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - There is provided a radio power transmitting apparatus including: a power transmitting coil, a band signal generating unit, a reflected signal measuring unit, an oscillator and a communication control unit. The coil is supplied with a signal and transmits the signal to a power receiving coil on a radio power receiving apparatus through magnetic coupling. The generating unit generates a band signal having an allowable transmission band and supplies the band signal to the power transmitting coil. The reflected signal measuring unit measures a reflected signal of the band signal from the power transmitting coil. The oscillator generates a carrier signal having a controllable oscillating frequency. The control unit determines a transmission frequency based on a frequency characteristic of the reflected signal and performs control so that a transmission signal generated by modulating the carrier signal of the transmission frequency is supplied to the power transmitting coil.09-27-2012
20100072826INDUCTIVELY POWERED APPARATUS - An inductive power supply system for providing power to one or more inductively powered devices. The system includes a mechanism for varying the physical distance or the respective orientation between the primary coil and secondary coil to control the amount of power supplied to the inductively powered device. In another aspect, the present invention is directed to an inductive power supply system having a primary coil and a receptacle disposed within the magnetic field generated by the primary coil. One or more inductively powered devices are placed randomly within the receptacle to receive power inductively from the primary coil. The power supply circuit includes circuitry for adjusting the power supplied to the primary coil to optimize operation based on the position and cumulative characteristics of the inductively powered device(s) disposed within the receptacle.03-25-2010
20120200168SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFACING LARGE-AREA ELECTRONICS WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES - A system and method for interfacing large-area electronics with integrated circuit devices is provided. The system may be implemented in an electronic device including a large area electronic (LAE) device disposed on a substrate. An integrated circuit IC is disposed on the substrate. A non-contact interface is disposed on the substrate and coupled between the LAE device and the IC. The non-contact interface is configured to provide at least one of a data acquisition path or control path between the LAE device and the IC.08-09-2012
20110248573WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system is designed to transmit power between a power-transmitting resonator 10-13-2011
20110248571RESONANCE POWER GENERATION APPARATUS - Provided are a resonance power generation apparatus and method for wireless power transmission. The resonance power generation apparatus may include a voltage controller to receive an input of an alternating current (AC) signal of a first frequency band and to output a direct current (DC) voltage having a constant level, a power converter to separate the DC voltage into a voltage waveform and a current waveform by a switching pulse signal of a second frequency band, and a resonance power generator to generate an AC resonance power from the voltage waveform and the current waveform.10-13-2011
20100066176NON RESONANT INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Non-resonant inductive power transmission wherein the driving voltage across a primary inductor oscillates at a frequency significantly different from the resonant frequency of the inductive coupling system. Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for: power regulation using frequency control, fault detection using voltage peak detectors and inductive communication channels.03-18-2010
20110101791WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND TABLE AND TABLE LAMP USING THE SAME - Power is fed from a feeding coil L05-05-2011
20100127575WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q TO MORE THAN ONE DEVICE - Described herein are embodiments of a source high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy source, a second high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain that may be located a distance from the source resonator. A third high-Q resonator, optionally coupled to an energy drain that may be located a distance from the source resonator. The source resonator and at least one of the second resonator and third resonator may be coupled to transfer electromagnetic energy from said source resonator to said at least one of the second resonator and third resonator.05-27-2010
20110095618WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING REPEATER RESONATORS - Described herein are improved configurations for a device for wireless power transfer that includes a conductor forming at least one loop of a high-Q resonator, a capacitive part electrically coupled to the conductor, and a power and control circuit electrically coupled to the conductor, the power and control circuit providing two or more modes of operation and the power and control circuit selecting how the high-Q resonator receives and generates an oscillating magnetic field.04-28-2011
20110101790SELECTABLE RESONANT FREQUENCY TRANSCUTANEOUS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM - An inductive power transfer system includes a number of controllable reactive components (05-05-2011
20110074218WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured to transfer energy non-radiatively with a second resonator structure over a distance greater than a characteristic size of the second resonator structure. The non-radiative energy transfer is mediated by a coupling of a resonant field evanescent tail of the first resonator structure and a resonant field evanescent tail of the second resonator structure.03-31-2011
20100244584INDUCTIVE POWER PROVIDING SYSTEM HAVING MOVING OUTLETS - A power providing system includes at least one inductive power outlet configured to be movable behind an extended surface. The inductive power outlet includes a primary inductor configured to couple inductively with a secondary inductor wired to an electric load. The inductive power outlet is mounted upon a positioning mechanism upon which the primary inductor may be moved behind the extended surface.09-30-2010
20100244583WIRELESS POWER APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER-RECEIVING METHOD - A wireless power apparatus includes: a power receiver coil which receives power, as magnetic field energy, from a power transmitter coil by magnetic field resonance produced between the power transmitter coil and the power receiver coil; a power pickup coil which derives power from the power receiver coil by electromagnetic induction; a detector which detects current flowing through the power pickup coil; and a controller which controls a coupling strength between the power pickup coil and the power receiver coil based on the current detected by the detector.09-30-2010
20100244582Power Transfer Apparatus - A power transfer apparatus includes: a magnetic resonance coil for transferring magnetic energy by magnetically resonating with an external coil; a power receiving unit for picking up, as electrical power, the magnetic energy that the magnetic resonance coil receives from the external coil; and a magnetic body arranged on a side of the magnetic resonance coil opposite a transfer side of the magnetic energy of the magnetic resonance coil.09-30-2010
20100244580WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A wireless power supply includes: a power transmitting coil resonant at a first resonant frequency that generates a magnetic field resonance, a power receiving coil resonant at the first resonant frequency, a power receiving unit that outputs energy received by the power receiving resonant coil; a distance detector that detects a distance between the power transmitting resonant coil and the power receiving resonant coil; a power transmitting frequency controller that changes the first resonant frequency to a second resonant frequency on the basis of the distance detected by the distance detector; and a power receiving frequency controller that changes the first resonant frequency of the power receiving resonant coil from the first resonant frequency to a second resonant frequency on the basis of the distance detected by the distance detector.09-30-2010
20100244578POWER TRANSMMISSION APPARATUS, POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING POWER - A power transmission apparatus includes: a power source; a power transmission coil that transmits electric power supplied from the power source outward as magnetic energy through magnetic resonance; a peak searching unit that searches for a drive frequency at which the magnetic energy transmitted outward has a peak; a peak split detector that detects splitting of the drive frequency at which the magnetic energy transmitted outward has a peak; a selection unit that selects a higher-frequency side frequency among split drive frequencies generated by the splitting; and a drive unit that drives the power transmission coil using the frequency selected by the selection unit.09-30-2010
20100244576OPTIMIZATION OF WIRELESS POWER DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A chargeable device may comprise receive circuitry for coupling to a receive antenna. The receive circuitry may comprise at least one sensor to sense one or more parameters associated with the chargeable device. Further, the receive circuitry may comprise a tuning controller operably coupled to the at least one sensor to generate one or more tuning values in response to the one or more sensed parameters. Additionally, the receive circuitry may comprise a matching circuit operably coupled to the tuning controller for tuning the receive antenna according to the one or more tuning values.09-30-2010
20110043051MAGNETIC INDUCTION SIGNAL REPEATER - A magnetic induction (MI) repeater includes first and second coils configured to have the same resonance frequency and to be substantially isolated from one another, and an amplifier connected to the first and second coils and configured to receive a signal induced in the first coil by a first magnetic field and output, via the second coil, a second magnetic field based on the signal, wherein the second magnetic field is amplified relative to the first magnetic field.02-24-2011
20110025133WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A Wireless power transmission system comprises a base unit (02-03-2011
20110254379BI-DIRECTIONAL INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER - A method, apparatus, and system are provided which enables the control of contactless power transfer in an inductive power transfer system using a phase control technique. The method comprises adjusting the phase of a secondary-side converter output voltage with respect to that of a primary-side converter. The magnitude of power transfer is determined by the relative phase angle, and the direction of power transfer is determined by whether the secondary converter output voltage leads or lags the input converter voltage, thereby enabling bi-directional power transfer between the primary and secondary sides of the system. According to alternative embodiments, the method may also be used for uni-directional power transfer only, and/or the secondary converter may be operated to maintain a constant relative phase angle.10-20-2011
20100253153COIL UNIT AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT - To provide coil units, electronic instruments and the like, which can radiate heat generated in a coil into a space outside a protective member, while the number of components does not increase.10-07-2010
20100253152LONG RANGE LOW FREQUENCY RESONATOR - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power transmitter system for transmitting power to at least one high-Q resonator that includes a connection to a source of line power, a modulating part, which converts said line power to create a first frequency of lower than 1 MHz, and a transmitter part, including a transmitting high-Q resonator formed of a conductive loop with a capacitor that brings said high-Q resonator to resonance at said first frequency, and which produces a magnetic field based on said source of line power, said transmitter part having a Q factor at said frequency, where said Q factor is at least 300.10-07-2010
20090051224INCREASING THE Q FACTOR OF A RESONATOR - A wireless powering and charging system is described. The antennas can be high q loop antennas. The antennas can use coupling between a first part and a second part.02-26-2009
20110163611SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE SUSPENSION AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A system and method for device suspension and wireless power transmission are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus, comprises a suspended object having a wireless receiving circuit. A wireless transmission circuit is configured to transmit power to the wireless receiving circuit housed in the suspended object. A magnetic stabilization mechanism is beneath and not in contact with suspended object. A circuit is configured to magnetically control a position of the suspended object.07-07-2011
20110163610PLANAR TRI-MODE CAVITY - A system and method for distributing the power of an electromagnetic signal is presented. In one embodiment, a power distribution cavity includes, a planar cavity, input ports and output ports. The planar cavity is formed with a metallic sheet in the shape of a star pattern with a plurality of elongated star arms extending from a round center portion of the metallic sheet. The input ports are attached to the round center portion of the metallic sheet for receiving an input signal. The signals entering the cavity from the input ports creating independent resonant modes within the cavity that combine producing a tapered aperture distribution of signals at the output ports. The output ports are attached near to the outward ends of the elongated star arms. The planar cavity is thus configured to propagate electromagnetic fields at the output ports that were excited within the cavity by the input ports.07-07-2011
20110163608Reducing Corruption of Communication in a Wireless Power Transmission System - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for reducing data corruption in a wireless power transmission system. Power is transmitted from a primary coil to a secondary coil by induction. The voltage induced on the secondary coil by induction is rectified. The change in current supplied to a load configured to be coupled to the wireless power transmission system is limited.07-07-2011
20110210618ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a communication module, a connection request reception module, a connection establishing module, a disconnection request transmission module, and a connection control module. The communication module executes close proximity wireless transfer. The connection request reception module receives a connection request signal from an external device in close proximity to the communication module. The connection establishing module establishes a connection to the external device responding to reception of the connection request signal. The disconnection request transmission module transmits a disconnection request signal to the external device. The connection control module inhibits establishment of a connection until a non-reception period of the connection request signal continues for a threshold period or more after the connection is released in accordance with the disconnection request signal, and permits the establishment responding to the reception after the non-reception period has continued for the threshold period or more.09-01-2011
20110254377WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to bidirectional wireless power transfer using magnetic resonance in a coupling mode region between a charging base (CB) and a battery electric vehicle (BEV). For different configurations, the wireless power transfer can occur from the CB to the BEV and from the BEV to the CB.10-20-2011
20080203824Information processing system and supply device - There is disclosed an information processing system including: a first device including a magnetic core having a first end part to be brought into close proximity to the second device, and a second end part provided facing the first end part, an exciting coil wound around the magnetic core, and a controller that causes the exciting coil to generate an electric current corresponding to at least one of electric power and information; and a second device including a coil to be excited that generates an electric current in accordance with a variation in magnetic flux, and a processing unit that executes processing by using, as the at least one of the electric power and electronic information, the electric current generated in the coil to be excited, wherein if the controller causes the exciting coil to generate an electric current, the coil to be excited is caused to generate the electric current in accordance with the variation in magnetic flux generated by the electric current generated in the exciting coil.08-28-2008
20100320843POWER RECEPTION COIL UNIT - A power reception coil unit includes a power reception coil configured to be magnetically coupled to a power supply coil during a power transmission and a magnetic plate made of a magnetic material having electrical conductivity. The power reception coil is a planar coil. The magnetic plate has its surface opposed to the power reception coil and is parallel to the power reception coil. The magnetic plate is provided with a plurality of slits in the surface.12-23-2010
20120200170Alignment independent and self-aligning inductive power transfer system using mobile, flexible inductors - An inductive power transfer device is provided for recharging cordless appliances. The device includes a plurality of inductors arranged in an array and connected with a power supply via switches which are selectively operable to activate the respective inductors. The inductors serve as the primary coil of a transformer. The secondary coil of the transformer is arranged in the appliance. When the appliance is arranged proximate to the power transfer device with the respective coils in alignment, power is inductively transferred from the device to the appliance via the transformer.08-09-2012
20120200167ANTENNA DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An antenna device that is able to maintain the resonance frequency approximately constant despite changes in temperature to provide for stabilized communication is provided. The antenna device includes an antenna coil that receives a magnetic field transmitted from a reader/writer and a capacitor. The antenna device also includes a magnetic sheet formed at a face-to-face position with respect to the antenna coil and configured for changing the inductance of the antenna coil. The capacitor has a temperature characteristic in which the capacitance of the capacitor is changed with changes in temperature. The magnetic sheet is formed of a magnetic material having a temperature characteristic in which the inductance of the antenna coil is made to be changed with an opposite sign of change to that of the capacitance of the capacitor that is changed with changes in temperature in the working temperature range.08-09-2012
20110018360POWER SUPPLY - In one aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply for wired and wireless electronic devices. In a second aspect, the present invention provides a universal power supply that is reconfigurable to provide a wide range of power supply options.01-27-2011
20110043047WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING FIELD SHAPING TO REDUCE LOSS - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped to avoid a loss-inducing object.02-24-2011
20110133566Wireless Energy Transfer with Negative Material - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a negative index material (NIM) arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-09-2011
20110133570APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A DIFFERENTIAL DRIVE AMPLIFIER AND A COIL ARRANGEMENT - Exemplary embodiments are directed to differentially driving a load. An apparatus includes a differential drive amplifier including a switching device coupled with a first output node and a second output node. The first output node and the second output node drive a load network including primary coils. The differential drive amplifier also includes a drive circuit configured to drive the switching device. The drive circuit may be configured to provide a drive signal to the switching device to alter a conductive state of the switching device to produce a first output signal at the first output node and a second output signal at the second output node. The first and second output signals may be substantially equal in magnitude but opposite in polarity relative to a reference voltage.06-09-2011
20110133569WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION DEVICE - Provided are a wireless power transmission device and wireless power reception device. A power-relaying resonant coil is disposed between a power transmitter and a power receiver to increase transmission efficiency and lengthen a transmission distance. The wireless power transmission device includes a power generation module for generating power, a power coil for receiving the power, a transmitting coil for resonating at the unique resonant frequency due to magnetic induction with the power coil and generating a non-radiative electromagnetic wave, and one or more power relay coils for relaying the non-radiative electromagnetic wave.06-09-2011
20110133565Wireless Energy Transfer with Negative Index Material - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a negative index material (NIM) arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-09-2011
20110133564Wireless Energy Transfer with Negative Index Material - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a negative index material (NIM) arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-09-2011
20110254380POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - A power supply apparatus supplies power to a body-insertable apparatus from outside a subject. The body-insertable apparatus is introduced into the subject and obtains intra-subject information. The power supply apparatus includes a first electric cable which is wound around a circumferential surface of a garment and forms a coil, the garment covering the subject, the coil having a non-directionality at a time of power supply; and a power supply unit which supplies power to the body-insertable apparatus in a contactless manner through the coil.10-20-2011
20110254378NON CONTACT POWER TRANSFER DEVICE AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED THEREWITH - A non contact electric power transfer device includes: a self resonant coil; an induction coil capable of transmitting and receiving electric power to and from an induction coil capable of the self resonance coil through electromagnetic induction; and a bobbin that has at least one of the self resonant coil and the induction coil attached thereto, and has an accommodation chamber defined therein and capable of accommodating a device therein.10-20-2011
20110254376NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE - In a noncontact electric power feeding system using a resonance method, electrical equipment installed within a coil case is configured to include an electric power receiving antenna and a rectifier in an integrated manner. The electrical equipment is driven by receiving electric power from an electromagnetic field generated by electromagnetic resonance, without power supply from the outside of the coil case.10-20-2011
20100117456APPLICATIONS OF WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING COUPLED ANTENNAS - Described herein are embodiments of transmitting power wirelessly that include driving a high-Q non-radiative resonator at a value near its resonant frequency to produce a magnetic field output, said non-radiative-resonator formed of a combination of resonant parts, including at least an inductive part formed by a wire loop, and a capacitor part that is separate from a material forming the inductive part, and maintaining at least one characteristic of said resonator such that its usable range has a usable distance over which power can be received, which-distance is set by a detuning effect when a-second resonator gets too close to said resonator.05-13-2010
20100117454ADAPTIVE MATCHING AND TUNING OF HF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMIT ANTENNA - Exemplary embodiments of the invention s are directed to a wireless power system with different coupling loops, such as two loops. The coupling loops are switched. One can be used for vicinity coupling, e.g., greater than a distance away, the other for proximity coupling, e.g., less than a distance away.05-13-2010
20110260549NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A non-contact power transmission apparatus accurately determines the kind of object that is placed on the charging deck of the non-contact power transmission apparatus, and, only when a non-contact power receiving apparatus is placed on the power transmission apparatus, allows power transmission and data communication to take place, thereby accurately determining the state of the receiver side and efficiently controlling the transmission of power. In the power transmission apparatus, the power supplied to the non-contact power receiving apparatus is measured, and the output power of the wireless power signal output from two different cores is controlled, thereby allowing the charging operation to be stably conducted even if the non-contact power receiving apparatus is moved anywhere on the power transmission apparatus. The power transmission apparatus improves both the reliability of operation of the non-contact charging system, and the competitiveness of related products, such as portable terminals, battery packs and the like.10-27-2011
20110260548WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND TABLE AND TABLE LAMP USING THE SAME - Power is fed from a feeding coil L10-27-2011
20110133567Wireless Energy Transfer with Negative Index Material - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a negative index material (NIM) arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-09-2011
20120146426Alignment independent and self-aligning inductive power transfer system - An inductive power transfer device is provided for recharging cordless appliances. The device includes a plurality of inductors arranged in an array and connected with a power supply via switches which are selectively operable to activate the respective inductors. The inductors serve as the primary coil of a transformer. The secondary coil of the transformer is arranged in the appliance. When the appliance is arranged proximate to the power transfer device with the respective coils in alignment, power is inductively transferred from the device to the appliance via the transformer.06-14-2012
20120146425WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a wireless power transmission/reception apparatus. The wireless power transmission/reception apparatus includes a wireless power transmission unit configured to generate a wireless power signal to be transmitted, transmit the wireless power signal using magnetic resonance, receive a reflected wireless power signal from a wireless power reception unit, determine whether a load device is present, and transmit a wireless power signal if it is determined that the load device is present in such a way that impedance and output power depending on variation in a distance to the load device are automatically tracked, and wireless power is supplied to the load device in an optimized state. A wireless to power reception unit is connected to the load device, and configured to receive the wireless power signal, provide the wireless power signal to the load device, and reflect a reflected wireless power signal towards the wireless power transmission unit.06-14-2012
20120146424WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder 06-14-2012
20110080054WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L04-07-2011
20110080056METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER - Embodiments of the subject invention pertain to a method and apparatus for contactless power transfer. A specific embodiment relates to an impedance transformation network, a new class of load network for application to a contactless power system. Embodiments of the impedance transformation network enable a contactless power system to operate without encountering the common problems of: 1) over-voltage and/or under-voltage conditions; 2) over-power and/or under-power conditions; 3) power oscillations; and 4) high heat dissipation.04-07-2011
20110080053WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is transmitted from a feeding coil L04-07-2011
20110080051WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a wireless power transmission/reception apparatus. The wireless power transmission/reception apparatus includes a wireless power transmission unit and a wireless power reception unit. The wireless power transmission unit receives power, generates a wireless power signal to be wirelessly transmitted, wirelessly transmits the generated wireless power signal in a magnetic resonance manner, receives a returned wireless power signal and detects the number of power consumption devices, and wirelessly transmits a wireless power signal using resonance frequency appropriate for the number of power consumption devices.04-07-2011
20110080052POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, POWER RECEPTION APPARATUS AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission apparatus including a power transmitting unit which includes an induction unit which receives an electrical energy from an external power source by induction and a magnetic resonance unit which transmits the electrical energy to an external receiving unit by magnetic resonance.04-07-2011
20110095619WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND TABLE AND TABLE LAMP USING THE SAME - Power is fed from a feeding coil to a receiving coil by magnetic resonance. A drive circuit outputs an IN signal generated by an oscillator as a DR signal to alternately turn ON/OFF switching transistors at a resonance frequency, whereby AC current is fed to the feeding coil, and then the AC current is fed from the feeding coil to the receiving coil. An enable signal generation circuit generates an EN signal at a frequency lower than the resonance frequency. The drive circuit outputs the DR signal only while the EN signal assumes a high level. Transmission power from a wireless feeder to a wireless receiver is controlled by adjusting the duty ratio of the EN signal.04-28-2011
20110095617FERRITE ANTENNAS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - Ferrite core antenna used for transmitting or receiving wireless power. The antenna can move relative to the core.04-28-2011
20100213770INDUCED POWER TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT - To provide an induced power transmission circuit that transmits, from a transmission antenna (08-26-2010
20100181845TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION IN A WIRELESS TRANSFER SYSTEM - Described herein are improved configurations for a resonator for wireless power transfer that includes a conductor forming one or more loops and having an inductance L, a network of capacitors, having a capacitance, C, and a desired electrical parameter, coupled to the conductor, the network having at least one capacitor of a first type with a first temperature profile of the electrical parameter, and the network having at least one capacitor of a second type with a second temperature profile of the electrical parameter.07-22-2010
20110101792TRAVELING VEHICLE SYSTEM - A contactless power feed type traveling vehicle system prevents and minimizes leakage of the magnetic field from a power feed cable and includes an AC power source, a power feed cable, a power reception pickup, and a magnetic field reducing section. The power feed cable is connected to the AC power source. The power reception pickup is provided on a traveling vehicle and arranged to receive electric power through the power feed cable in a contactless fashion. The magnetic field reducing section includes a coil antenna and a capacitor. An induced electric current flows in the coil antenna due to a magnetic field generated by an electric current flowing in the power feed cable. A resonance relationship is established between the coil antenna and the capacitor such that the induced electric current in the coil antenna is out of phase or in opposite phase with the electric current flowing in the power feed cable.05-05-2011
20090179501DEVICE COVER WITH EMBEDDED POWER RECEIVER - A charging system comprises circuitry adapted to devices to be charged, including a power receiver module embedded or molded into form-fit case, e.g., gel-skin, that attaches physically and electrically to the device to be charged and that effectively receives power either conductively or inductively from a power delivery surface of a recharging pad on which the devices are placed.07-16-2009
20110148221SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A POWER OPTIMIZED WAVEFORM - The present invention describes systems and methods for providing a power optimized waveform. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a method of powering wirelessly powered devices including the step of providing a wirelessly powered device and a wireless power transmission system. Furthermore, the method involves receiving a power waveform to the wirelessly powered device from the wireless power transmission system, wherein each cycle of the power waveform includes a charge portion and a starve portion. Additionally, the maximum voltage of the charge portion is at least double the Root Mean Square (“RMS”) voltage of the starve portion.06-23-2011
20110148220Inspection Method and Inspection Apparatus - There is established an easier inspection method with which it is not required to set up probes on wires. Also, there is provided an inspection apparatus using this inspection method. With the inspection apparatus or inspection method, primary coils of an inspection substrate and secondary coils of a device substrate are superimposed on each other so that a certain space is maintained therebetween. An AC signal is inputted into the primary coils, thereby generating an electromotive force in each secondary coil by electromagnetic induction. Then, each circuit provided on the device substrate is driven using the electromotive force and information possessed by an electromagnetic wave or electric field generated in this circuit is monitored, thereby detecting each defective spot.06-23-2011
20110148219SHORT RANGE EFFICIENT WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - Described herein are embodiments of an electronic system that includes a magnetically coupled resonance system, that includes a first surface against which devices to be provided with power are located, and providing power to said devices on said first surface, and providing power to other devices that are not on said first surface, each of said devices receiving said power using magnetically coupled resonance between at least one high-Q source magnetic resonator adjacent to said first surface, and a high-Q device magnetic resonator in at least one device.06-23-2011
20110148218WIRELESS POWERED ELECTROCHROMIC WINDOWS - Electrochromic windows powered by wireless power transmission are described, particularly, the combination of low-defectivity, highly-reliable solid state electrochromic windows with wireless power transmission. Wireless power transmission networks which incorporate electrochromic windows are described.06-23-2011
20110148216Apparatus and System for Communicating Electromagnetic Service - An electromagnetic service communicating device for coupling to a host in at least two distinct orientations as well as a modular system including a host and a functional device. The electromagnetic service communicating device provides electromagnetic service from the host to the functional device. The electromagnetic service communicating device includes a first member having a first interface connectable to the host and that is pivotally connected to a second member having a second interface connectable to the functional device. The hosts can have differently oriented electromagnetic service interfaces.06-23-2011
20100308664Lighting fixture with low voltage transformer and self-powered switching system - A self-powered switching system using electromechanical generators generates power for activation of a latching relay, switch, solenoid or latch pin. The electromechanical generators comprise electroactive elements that may be mechanically actuated to generate electrical power. The associated signal generation circuitry may be coupled to a transmitter for sending RF signals to a receiver which actuates the latching relay. The use of mechanically activated membrane switches on the deflector or on a keypad allows multiple code sequences to be generated for activating electrical appliances. The system also uses a communications protocol allowing the receivers to respond to signals from transmitters and/or repeaters. The use of one or more repeaters also increases the reliability of the system as well as extending its effective transmission range. The receivers use low DC voltage (which may be stepped down from the high switched voltage) to generate switching signals to control a low voltage controller for control of high or low voltage switching relays.12-09-2010
20130134795WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A wireless electric power transmission apparatus as an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: two antennas 05-30-2013
20120098349WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER DEVICE - Provided is a wireless power transfer device. The wireless power transfer device includes: a base substrate including a base coil; transmission substrates spaced from the base substrate and including transmission coils; and a contact plug penetrating the base substrate and the transmission substrates to connect one ends of the transmission coils; wherein the transmission coils have the greater turn number than the base coil and transmitting/receiving a power signal through a magnetic resonance method.04-26-2012
20120098352METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING POWER AND DATA FOR USB DEVICE - In a power and data transmission method which can transmit power and information (data) simultaneously and contactlessly to a USB device using a USB interface, and an apparatus therefor, a pair of coil units are magnetically coupled to each other. Each of the coil units has: a power transmission coil configured by a coil which is wound in a plane, and a magnetic shield member which is placed on a rear surface of the coil; and an information transmission coil configured by a coil which is wound in a plane, and a magnetic shield member which is placed on a rear surface of the coil, the coil diameter of the information transmission coil is made different from that of the power transmission coil, and the information transmission coil and the power transmission coil are stacked. Data are transmitted while power is transmitted to the USB device.04-26-2012
20120098351RF Generator System for Surgical Vessel Sealing - Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing power to an electrosurgical instrument. In particular, a power supply is disclosed in which non-sinusoidal (e.g., pulsed) constant frequency voltage having a variable amplitude is passed to an LC circuit to produce a quasi-sinusoidal current in the LC circuit. The constant driving frequency can be one half the resonant frequency of the LC circuit allowing the LC circuit to operate as an impedance, and thus limit current spikes and arcing. The frequency and phasing of the driving voltage also enables the LC circuit to discharge energy back into a power provider of the power supply so that energy does not build up in the LC circuit. These features result in less severe current spikes and arcing, as well as reduced cutoff times.04-26-2012
20120098350WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer involving photovoltaic panels. Described are methods and designs that use electric energy from a photovoltaic module to energize at least one wireless energy source to produce an oscillating magnetic field for wireless energy transfer. The source may be configured and tuned to present an impedance to a photovoltaic module wherein said impedance enables substantial extraction of energy from said photovoltaic module.04-26-2012
20120098348NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYING EQUIPMENT, NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - Electric power supplying equipment and an electric power receiving device include a primary self resonant coil and a secondary self resonant coil, respectively, resonating through an electromagnetic field to allow the electric power supplying equipment to supply the electric power receiving device with electric power in a non-contact manner. A control device controls a high frequency electric power supply device to control supplying electric power from the primary self resonant coil to the secondary self resonant coil. The control device estimates a distance between the primary self resonant coil and the secondary self resonant coil from an S-parameter S04-26-2012
20110304217NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING DEVICE - In a non-contact power feeding device of the present invention, power is fed through an air gap with no contact from a power transmission coil of a power feeding side circuit to a power receiving coil of a power receiving side circuit, which are located to face each other, based on a mutual induction effect of electromagnetic induction. In such a non-contact power feeding device, a resonant coil of a repeating circuit is disposed on the power transmission coil side and/or the power receiving coil side. The resonant coil is wound in parallel on the same plane as the power transmission coil and/or the power receiving coil. The resonant coil the power transmission coil and the power receiving coil are respectively composed of a single insulated conducting wire or a number of insulated conducting wires.12-15-2011
20120032524SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOOD PREPARATION - A food preparation system includes a non-contact power supply for energizing a cooking appliance. The food preparation system includes a communication system for enabling communication between a food appliance and the system. The appliance transmits an identifier to the system. If the appliance does not have a transmitter, the system attempts to determine the type of appliance from a characterization of the power consumption by the appliance. If the appliance cannot be characterized, the food preparation system can be operated manually.02-09-2012
20110304220SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIPOLE ENHANCED INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER - An inductive power transfer apparatus is disclosed. A transmitter generates a first time varying magnetic field. A receiver is separated from the transmitter by a gap, but is located with the first time varying magnetic field. The receiver comprises: a conductor; and a receiver magnet located in the first time varying magnetic field and supported for movement in response to the first time varying magnetic field. The conductor and receiver are positioned relative to one another such that movement of the receiver magnet creates a second time-varying magnetic field in a vicinity of the conductor to thereby induce current in the conductor.12-15-2011
20110304219SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AND POWERING A BATTERYLESS DEVICE - System for configuring and powering a wireless batteryless device, the system comprising: a wireless batteryless device (A) comprising: a built-in harvester (12-15-2011
20110304218Signal coupling system - A signal coupling system for data and/or power signalling in a confined space such as in tubing within a hydrocarbon extraction well. First and second transceivers are arranged with primary and secondary loops lying orthogonal to the ends of the transceivers. The transceivers can be narrower for access to confined spaces. Each loop is housed in a semi-cylindrical housing with a planar face, so providing a cylindrical body when oppositely arranged for the transfer of electromagnetic radiation therebetween. Guiding surfaces are also provided on the housing to assist in bring the coupling system together in the confined space.12-15-2011
20110304216COIL CONFIGURATIONS FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSER - An inductive power supply system in which the receiving unit includes a secondary coil and a plurality of resonating circuits with different characteristics. Each of the resonating circuits may include a resonating coil and a resonating capacitor. The resonating coils may be inductively coupled to the secondary coil so that energy may be transferred from one or more of the resonating coils to said receiving unit. The plurality of resonating circuits are configured to provide improved power transfer efficiency or performance at different distances between the primary coil and secondary coil. The present invention may also provide a method for tuning the wireless power system including the general steps of measuring an operating characteristic in the primary unit, measuring an operating characteristic in the receiver unit and tuning one or more of the components in the primary unit and the secondary unit based on a comparison of the two measurements.12-15-2011
20110018357Self powered mili, micro, and nano electronic chips - Self powered mico, mili, and nano electronic chips having one or more methods of self-power production. Comprising a series of carbon nanotubes with attached magnetic bacteria for creating vibration with the existing Radio Frequency (RF) fields of the oscillators included in the electronic device or ambient RF fields across coils. As well as a layer of Ni—Mn—Ga magnetoplastic layer which is deformed by magnetic flux lines to cause current flow thorough coils of wire. This configuration creates a power generator on the chipset comprising of magnetic fields and a coil configured to focus the magnetic field in the electrical conductive elements of the coil.01-27-2011
20110101788Wireless Energy Transfer System - A wireless energy transfer system includes a first energy transfer unit having at least one resonant frequency, a second energy transfer unit having the at least one resonant frequency, and a load. The first wireless energy transfer unit includes a first coil magnetically coupled to a first wireless energy transfer cell, and the second wireless energy transfer unit includes a second coil magnetically coupled to a second wireless energy transfer cell. The first coil receives first energy and through the magnetic coupling between the first coil and the first wireless energy transfer cell, the first wireless energy transfer cell is caused to generate second energy, wherein the second wireless energy transfer cell receives the second energy and through the magnetic coupling between the second wireless energy transfer cell and the second coil, the second coil is caused to provide third electromagnetic wave energy to the load.05-05-2011
20110140537FREQUENCY VARIABLE POWER TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER IN FRESNEL REGION AND POWER TRANSMITTING SYSTEM - An object is to achieve a radio power transmitting system capable of adaptively controlling power transmission efficiency, and the following means for achieving it is proposed. The power transmitting system includes a receiver having a loaded antenna and a transmitter whose transmitting frequency is variable, and it controls power transmission efficiency by using a modulated electromagnetic wave reflected from the receiver. A capacitive element and an inductive element are formed in the antenna, the transmitting frequency of the transmitter is set to be variable, the electromagnetic wave transmitted from the transmitter and reflected by the receiver is modulated, and the power transmission efficiency between the transmitter and the receiver is controlled by using the modulated reflection wave.06-16-2011
20100019581METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTROMAGNET - A method of controlling magnetic flux through an electromagnet, the magnetic force of the electromagnet or the relative position between the yoke and the armature of the electromagnet, such that from an electric voltage applied across an induction coil of the electromagnet and determined by an appropriate measurement method, and from an electric current flowing through the induction coil and also determined by an appropriate measurement method, an actual value of the magnetic flux, the magnetic force or the relative position is calculated. The determined actual value is compared with a specified nominal value and as a function of the difference between the actual and the nominal values, the voltage applied across the induction coil and/or the current flowing through the induction coil is/are adapted such that the actual magnetic flux or magnetic force or relative position value approaches the related nominal value.01-28-2010
20110074219HIGH-FREQUENCY INDUCTIVE COUPLING POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - The invention relates to a high-frequency inductive coupling power transfer system with SP compensation in the primary and which is suitable both for series- and parallel-compensated secondaries, i.e. with a capacitor in series followed by a capacitor in parallel in the primary and a capacitor in series or a capacitor in parallel in the secondary.03-31-2011
20120306285METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING EFFICIENCY OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Provided are a method and apparatus for detecting an efficiency of a wireless power transmission. An output power of a source device may be adjusted based on current that is flowing in a power converter of the source device. The efficiency of wireless power transmission may be calculated based on the adjusted output power, and an amount of power used by a target device.12-06-2012
20120306286METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A method and apparatus for controlling wireless power transmission are provided. An output power of a source device may be wirelessly transmitted to a target device via a resonator. The source device may detect a change in a current of the output power, and may request the target device to verify a state of the target device. The source device may determine a state of a wireless power transmission based on the change in the current and the state of the target device. The source device may control wireless power transmission based on the determined state of the wireless power transmission.12-06-2012
20120306284WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM COMPRISING POWER TRANSMITTER AND POWER RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING AND TRANSMITTING POWER OF THE APPARATUSES - Provided is a transmitter in a wireless power transmission system, the transmitter including a Transmission (Tx) power converter for converting a Direct Current (DC) voltage into a first Alternating Current (AC) voltage, and converting the converted first AC voltage into a second AC voltage by amplifying the converted first AC voltage, a Tx matching circuit for matching an impedance thereof with that of a receiver for receiving the second AC voltage to transmit the second AC voltage, a Tx resonator for resonating the second AC voltage into resonant waves to transmit the second AC voltage to the receiver, and a Tx controller for determining an amplification rate of the first AC voltage and controlling the Tx power converter to convert the first AC voltage into the second AC voltage according to the determined amplification rate.12-06-2012
20120306283APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DIVIDING WIRELESS POWER IN WIRELESS RESONANT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Provided are methods and apparatuses for distributing wireless power in a wireless power transmission system. According to a general aspect, a source device that distributes a wireless power in a wireless power transmission system may include: a matching circuit searching unit configured to determine information associated with a matching circuit of a source device based on one or more target devices and the amount of power to be distributed to the one or more of the target devices; and a matching circuit modifying unit configured to modify the shape of the matching circuit of the source device to correspond to the determined information associated with the matching circuit of the source device.12-06-2012
20120306280RESONATOR STRUCTURES AND METHOD OF MAKING - A resonator in the Swiss-roll structure, method of making the resonator structure and the system employing the resonator are disclosed. The resonator includes a plurality of layers, including a ceramic layer and a metallic layer. The ceramic and metallic layers are configured in a Swiss-roll form such that the neighboring ceramic layers are separated by the metallic layer. Further, the ceramic layer includes materials that have a dielectric constant of at least about 10 and dielectric loss tangent less than about 0.01 in the frequency range of about 1 KHz to about 100 MHz. The method of forming the resonator includes the steps of disposing a metallic layer, depositing a dielectric ceramic layer, and forming a Swiss-roll structure of the metallic and ceramic layers. Alternate method includes swaging the dielectric material filled metal tubes and forming into Swiss-rolls. Further steps include heat treating the resultant Swiss-roll structure in vacuum, inert atmosphere, or reducing atmosphere to form a monolithic Swiss-roll structure, such that the air gap between turns of the Swiss-roll structure is less than about 1 μm.12-06-2012
20120306282COMBINING POWER FROM MULTIPLE RESONANCE MAGNETIC RECEIVERS IN RESONANCE MAGNETIC POWER SYSTEM - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. A system and method for utilizing wireless near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power transmission in a computing environment. A small form factor wireless power unit can be used to replace conventional batteries.12-06-2012
20120306281SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER IN PORTABLE IMAGE DETECTORS - A system and method for contactless power transfer in a portable image detector for charging rechargeable batteries disposed within the portable image detector is provided. The system includes a first coil couplable to a power source, wherein the first coil is configured to produce a magnetic field. The system further includes a second coil coupled to the rechargeable battery disposed within the portable image detector and configured to receive power from the first coil via the magnetic field and to transfer the power to the rechargeable battery. The system also includes a field focusing element disposed between the first coil and the second coil and configured as a self resonant coil having a standing wave current distribution to focus the magnetic field onto the second coil and enhance the coupling between the first coil and the second coil.12-06-2012
20100007215SOFT MAGNETIC SHEET, MODULE INCLUDING THE SHEET AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE MODULE - A non-contact power transmission system comprises a power receiver and a power transmitter. The power transmitter includes a transmitter coil. The power receiver includes a module which comprises a coil sheet and a soft magnetic sheet stacked on the coil sheet. The coil sheet includes a receiver coil. Electric power is transmitted from the transmitter coil to the receiver coil. The soft magnetic sheet comprises a pair of insulation films and a soft magnetic member hermetically interposed between the insulation films.01-14-2010
20120205988POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that outputs power to an electronic apparatus, and a control unit that determines whether a predetermined object is detected. The control unit controls the power supply unit to output power that is less than a predetermined value if the predetermined object is detected, and the predetermined object does not include a chargeable object.08-16-2012
20120038219Wireless Energy Transfer with Anisotropic Metamaterials - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and an anisotropic metamaterial arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.02-16-2012
20120038220WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein are a wireless power transmission apparatus and a transmission method thereof. The wireless power transmission apparatus is configured to include a wireless power transmitter generating a wireless power signal to be wireless transmitted, wirelessly transmitting the generated wireless power signal by a magnetic resonance manner, receiving a reflection wireless power signal to determine whether or not a load apparatus is presented, and supplying power to the load apparatus; and a wireless power receiver connected to the load apparatus and receiving the transmitted wireless power signal by the magnetic resonance manner and supplying it to the connected load apparatus and reflecting the remaining wireless power signal to the wireless power transmitter, whereby a transmission apparatus can recognize a receiving environment and resonance characteristics are improved, without a separate communication device or a system.02-16-2012
20090302688Inductive Power Transfer System Pick-Up Circuit - An IPT pick-up circuit includes a resonant circuit including a pick-up inductor and a tuning capacitance in parallel with the pick-up inductor, a control system to control power transfer to the pick-up circuit and a power conditioning impedance provided in series between the resonant circuit and the control system, selected to provide a required power factor in the resonant circuit.12-10-2009
20100102641WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER ACROSS VARIABLE DISTANCES - Described herein are embodiments of transferring electromagnetic energy that includes a first electromagnetic resonator receiving energy from an external power supply, said first resonator having a resonant frequency ω04-29-2010
20100096934WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q SIMILAR RESONANT FREQUENCY RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of transferring electromagnetic energy that includes providing a first electromagnetic resonator structure receiving energy from an external power supply, said first resonator structure having a first mode with a resonant frequency ω04-22-2010
20120043824ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - An electromagnetic transmission apparatus comprises a plurality of electromagnetic coupling elements, wherein each electromagnetic coupling element has at least one resonant structure. The plurality of electromagnetic coupling elements are arranged that when the electromagnetic transmission apparatus is operated within a specific frequency band, an electromagnetic coupling device near the electromagnetic transmission apparatus within an electromagnetic distance can electromagnetically couple with the electromagnetic transmission apparatus by near-field coupling, and the electromagnetic wave of the electromagnetically coupling propagates along with the arrangement direction of the plurality of electromagnetic coupling elements.02-23-2012
20120043827ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.02-23-2012
20120043825WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L02-23-2012
20120043826COIL APPARATUS AND NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A coil apparatus and a non-contact power transmission apparatus having improved power transmission efficiency are provided. A power transmission side coil apparatus comprises: an excitation coil (second winding section) which transmits AC power supplied from a power source to a transmission coil; a resonance circuit (first resonance circuit) which is formed by a capacitor (first capacitance element) and a transmission coil (first winding section) which is connected to this capacitor and which transmits AC power from the excitation coil to a power receive side coil apparatus; and a resonance circuit (second resonance circuit) which is formed by a variable capacitor (second capacitance element) and a control coil (third winding section) which is connected to this variable capacitor and which resonates with the transmission coil.02-23-2012
20110163609WIRELESS POWER FEED SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a wireless power feed system including a power feed device, and a power receiving device configured to receive power transmitted from the power feed device. The power feed device includes a power generator to generate power that should be fed, and a resonant element fed with power generated by the power generator. The power receiving device includes a power receiving element to receive power transmitted from the power feed device, and a matching unit including a function for impedance matching at a connecting part between the power and a load of the power receiving element.07-07-2011
20110316347WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS - A wireless power receiving apparatus receives an electric power signal including any one of an electric field, magnetic field, or electromagnetic field, transmitted from a wireless power supply apparatus. A resonance capacitor is arranged together with a reception coil to form a resonance circuit. A switch is provided in order to switch the state between a first state in which the load circuit is connected in series with the resonance circuit including the reception coil and the resonance capacitor and a second state in which the load circuit is disconnected from the resonance circuit. A control unit controls the switch so as to alternately switch the state between the first state and the second state in a time sharing manner.12-29-2011
20110316348NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLYING METHOD - A non-contact power supplying device includes a power-receiving resonating means set to have a predetermined resonant frequency; a power-feeding resonating means set to have a resonance frequency equal to the predetermined resonant frequency; an oscillating means configured to input an alternating-current power into the power-feeding resonating means; an impedance detecting means configured to detect impedance within a predetermined frequency range as viewed from a power-feeding side; and a frequency-variable means configured to set a frequency of the alternating-current power. The oscillating means is configured to supply electric power to the power-receiving resonating means by producing a resonance between the power-receiving resonating means and the power-feeding resonating means. The frequency-variable means is configured to set the frequency of the alternating-current power in accordance with a value of the impedance detected by the impedance detecting means within the predetermined frequency range.12-29-2011
20110049998WIRELESS DELIVERY OF POWER TO A FIXED-GEOMETRY POWER PART - Described herein are embodiments of an electronic system that includes a substrate, having a plurality of power consuming elements thereon, said power consuming elements arranged in a fixed geometry on said substrate, and at least a plurality of said power consuming elements including at least one high-Q wireless power receiving element, that wirelessly receives power that is sent thereto from at least one high-Q wireless power source element, and uses said power which is wirelessly received, to power said power consuming elements, wherein at least one of said power consuming elements receives power separately from at least another of said power consuming elements, and wherein each of said power consuming elements operates substantially simultaneously, and wherein at least one of said power consuming elements has an output connected to another of said power consuming elements.03-03-2011
20110049997WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is transmitted from a feeding coil L03-03-2011
20120001497WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission unit according to the present invention transmits power wirelessly from a power transmitting section 01-05-2012
20120001492INCREASING THE Q FACTOR OF A RESONATOR - A wireless powering and charging system is described. The antennas can be high q loop antennas. The antennas can use coupling between a first part and a second part.01-05-2012
20110049996WIRELESS DESKTOP IT ENVIRONMENT - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power transmitting system for transmitting power to a high-Q magnetic resonator that includes a desktop component and a high-Q magnetic resonator, formed of an inductive loop and a capacitor, said magnetic resonator integrated into the desktop component.03-03-2011
20120001495WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L01-05-2012
20120001494WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is transmitted from a feeding coil L01-05-2012
20120001493POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A power transmission system includes a power transmission apparatus, a power receiving apparatus, and a foreign-substance detecting unit. The power transmission apparatus has a power transmission coil to wirelessly transmit electric power. The power receiving apparatus has a power receiving coil to wirelessly receive electric power from the power transmission apparatus. The foreign-substance detecting unit detects a foreign substance which is present between the power transmission coil and the power receiving coil. In addition, the power transmission apparatus includes a voltage supply, a power supply controller, the power transmission coil, and a first measurement unit. The power receiving apparatus includes the power receiving coil and a second measurement unit.01-05-2012
20110156494Wireless Energy Transfer System - A system for transmitting power without wires or with no more than one connection, wherein communication is provided between an unlimited number of electronic devices, or to connect these devices to an unlimited number networks that are located externally to the system to thereby enable high speed voice and data communications over a single resonant connection At least one transmitter and one receiver are utilized, which may have the same or different configurations, such that an induced oscillating electπc current, which occurs at the resonant frequency of a transmitter, induces a standing wave The standing wave is tuned and “tapped” by a receiver having a coil or set of plates and receivers that are tuned to oscillate at the same frequency or one of its harmonics and, thus, absorb an electrical current and/or signals at the receiver06-30-2011
20110156493PHASED ARRAY WIRELESS RESONANT POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM - A resonant power transmission system for wirelessly delivering electric power to a target device. A transmitter resonant phased array includes a power source operable to source alternating current power at a target frequency. A plurality of transmitting elements, each operable to produce a non-radiated magnetic field, produces a composite non-radiated magnetic field. A plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements couple the alternating current power to the plurality of transmitting elements. Control circuitry controls the plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements to direct the composite non-radiated magnetic field toward the target device. Communication circuitry communicates with the target device. The plurality of transmitting elements may be a plurality of coils with the control circuitry individually controlling phase of the non-radiated magnetic fields produced by the plurality of transmitting elements by control of the plurality of transmitter tuned circuit elements. The plurality of coils may be directed mechanically in other embodiments.06-30-2011
20110156491RESONANCE POWER GENERATOR - A resonate power generator is provided. The resonate power generator may include a waveform and sequence memory to record a predetermined waveform and a predetermined sequence, a delta-sigma modulator to delta-sigma modulate an output signal of the waveform and sequence memory, and a waveform recovery unit to receive, as an input, an output radio frequency (RF) signal of the delta-sigma modulator, and to convert the input into a waveform in a form of an impulse.06-30-2011
20110156490WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD - A wireless power transmission device and method are provided. An amount of power transmitted wirelessly by the wireless power transmission device may be controlled based on information to be transmitted by the wireless power transmission device, such that the information may be transmitted without using any additional device for information transmission. Additionally, an internal impedance of a terminal may be controlled based on information to be transmitted by the terminal, and a reflected wave of a transmission signal transmitted by the wireless power transmission device may be then controlled, such that the information may be transmitted without using any additional device for information transmission. Therefore, no further device may be desired, and thus a power consumption amount may be reduced, and there may be no need to match a communication part for information exchange with a transmission part for wireless power transmission.06-30-2011
20110156489RESONANCE POWER RECEIVER THAT INCLUDES A PLURALITY OF RESONATORS - Provided is a resonance power receiver, including a first resonator, a second resonator to receive a resonance power and a phase shifter to shift the phase of the signal received via the second resonator such that the signal received via the first resonator and the signal received via the second resonator are in phase.06-30-2011
20110156488ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT - An electronic circuit carries out communication by inductive coupling between chips which are stacked and mounted. The electronic circuit relays an inter-chip communication signal by a repeater which receives a signal from a transmitter to recognize a transmission source and a receiving destination, and relays a received signal when the repeater itself exists between the transmission source and the receiving destination, and does not relay the received signal when the repeater itself does not exist between the transmission source and the receiving destination. Accordingly, data can be transferred at high speed up to a chip farther than the dimensions of a coil through communications by inductive coupling between the stacked and mounted chips.06-30-2011
20110156487Wireless Energy Transfer with Energy Relays - Embodiments of the invention disclose a method and a system configured to transfer energy wirelessly, comprising a source configured to transfer the energy wirelessly to a sink via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the source generates an electromagnetic (EM) near-field in response to receiving the energy; and an energy relay arranged such that to increase the coupling between the source and the sink, wherein the source, the sink, and the energy relay are electromagnetic and non-radiative structures.06-30-2011
20110156486Wireless Energy Transfer with Negative Index Material - Embodiments of the invention disclose a method and a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly, comprising a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a controller configured to tune up the structure such that the near-field is generated according a particular energy distribution pattern.06-30-2011
20110049995NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING APPARATUS, NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING METHOD, NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING METHOD, AND NONCONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a noncontact electric power feeding apparatus, including: a resonance element for supplying an alternative current electric power in a noncontact style in accordance with a resonance; an alternative current power source portion configured to generate an alternative current electric power to be supplied to said resonance element; and impedance adjusting portion provided between said alternative current power source portion and said resonance element and configured to variably control an impedance in accordance with a coupling coefficient between said noncontact electric power feeding apparatus and an electric power feeding destination of the alternative current electric power.03-03-2011
20120007443METHOD FOR POWER SELF-REGULATION IN A HIGH-POWER INDUCTION TYPE POWER SOURCE - The present inventions relates to a method for power self-regulation in a high-power induction type power source, wherein the PS module includes a PS microprocessor that is electrically connected to a PS driving unit, signal analysis circuit, coil voltage detection circuit, display unit, PS unit and earthing terminal respectively, and further connected with a resonance circuit and PS coil electrically through the PS driving unit, while the PR module contains a PR microprocessor electrically connected with a voltage detection circuit, breaker protection circuit, voltage stabilizing circuit, AM carrier modulation circuit, DC step-down transformer, rectifying filter circuit and resonance circuit respectively. While transmitting electric power, the PS module receives and analyzes data signals and then regulates the transmitted power through self-regulation programs in the microprocessor, thus achieving the purpose of power self-regulation for the PR module.01-12-2012
20120007441Wireless Power Harvesting and Transmission with Heterogeneous Signals. - The present invention is a wireless power system which includes components which can be recharged by harvesting wireless power, wireless power transmitters for transmitting the power, and devices which are powered from the components. Features such as temperature monitoring, tiered network protocols including both data and power communication, and power management strategies related to both charging and non-charging operations, are used to improve performance of the wireless network. Rechargeable batteries which are configured to be recharged using wireless power have unique components specifically tailored for recharging operations rather than for providing power to a device. A wireless power supply for powering implanted devices benefits from an external patient controller which contains features for adjusting both power transmission and harvesting provided by other components of the wireless power network.01-12-2012
20120007439POWER FEEDING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a power feeding apparatus, including: a power feeding portion adapted to feed an electric power in a wireless manner; and a storage body storing therein the power feeding portion. The storage body includes a main body, a first storage portion formed within the main body and storing therein the power feeding portion, and at least one second storage portion formed so as to be adapted to store or retrieve a power receiving apparatus as a storage object in or from the main body, the electric power of the power feeding portion stored in the first storage portion being adapted to be fed from the at least one second storage portion. At least a magnetically shielding portion is formed in an outer peripheral portion, and the at least one second storage portion forms a magnetically closed space in a state of being stored in the main body.01-12-2012
20120056487POWER CONVERTER IN RESONANCE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND RESONANCE POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A power converter which may be used in a resonance power transmission system and an apparatus for transmitting a resonance power are provided. According to an aspect, a power converter in a resonance power transmission system may include: an input end configured to receive a direct current (DC) voltage of a predetermined level; a first power converter configured to convert the DC voltage of a predetermined level to an alternating current (AC) signal using a first switching pulse signal having substantially the same frequency as a resonant frequency; a second power converter configured to convert the DC voltage of a predetermined level to an AC signal using a second switching pulse signal having an opposite phase to the first switching pulse signal; a first short circuit configured to reduce or eliminate an odd harmonic of the AC signal outputted from the first power converter, and to provide the AC signal where the odd harmonic is reduced or eliminated to a source resonator; and a second short circuit configured to reduce or eliminate an odd harmonic of the AC signal outputted from the second power converter, and to provide the AC signal where the odd harmonic is reduced or eliminated to the source resonator.03-08-2012
20120056486WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS - In a wireless power supply system, a first capacitor is arranged in series with an antenna. A second capacitor and a switch are arranged in series on a path arranged in parallel with the first capacitor. A control unit adjusts the duty ratio of the switch according to the frequency of an electric power signal.03-08-2012
20120056485Wireless Power Transfer System, Power Transfer Apparatus, and Power Reception Apparatus - According to one embodiment, a wireless power transfer system performs electrical power transfer and signal communication by magnetic field resonance. A power transfer apparatus includes a first resonator configured to resonate at a predetermined frequency and to switch a Q-factor between high and low, and a first controller configured to set the Q-factor of the first resonator high in the electrical power transfer, and to set the Q-factor of the first resonator low in the signal communication. The power reception apparatus includes a second resonator configured to resonate at the predetermined frequency and to switch a Q-factor between high and low, and a second controller configured to set the Q-factor of the second resonator high when performing the electrical power transfer and to set the Q-factor of the second resonator low when performing the signal communication.03-08-2012
20120007440COUPLER APPARATUS - In one embodiment, a coupler apparatus includes a monopole type coupling element, a parasitic element, and a ground plane. The coupling element includes a conductive material and subjects to power feeding to a feeding point. The parasitic element includes a conductive material. The parasitic element is arranged to be apart from the coupling element, and grounded. The ground plane includes a conductive material. The ground plane faces the coupling element and the parasitic element. The ground plane is cut out at a position where it faces at least a part of a portion other than the feeding point in the coupling element or near this position.01-12-2012
20120007438ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT - A low-power high-speed asynchronous inductive-coupling transmission and reception technology is provided, in which a current signal of a single pulse is made to flow through a transmitting coil, and a voltage signal of a double pulse induced in an inductively-coupled receiving coil can be received asynchronously. A transmitting circuit for performing non-contact proximity communication adopts a configuration in which current flows through a first coil in a first direction for each change of a logical value of transmit data. A receiving circuit connected to a second coil coupled inductively to the first coil employs a comparator which determines an induced voltage of a double pulse induced in the second coil by current in the first direction and outputs a unipolar single pulse signal. Whenever the single pulse signal outputted by the comparator is inputted, the receiving circuit inverts the output in a sequential circuit and reproduces receive data.01-12-2012
20120007442Rotary data and power transfer system - A data and power transfer system comprising a first system unit which includes a first communication element operable to transfer communication signals and a first connector element operable to transfer electrical power; and a second system unit which includes a second communication element operable to transfer communication signals and a second connector element operable to transfer electrical power, wherein the first communication element and second communication element are operable to transfer data between one another and the first connector element and second connector element are operable to transfer electrical power whilst electrically insulated from one another.01-12-2012
20120007437INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - There is disclosed an inductive power transfer system comprising a primary unit and a secondary device separable from the primary unit, the primary unit comprising a power transfer surface and more than two field generators each operable to generate an electromagnetic field, the field generators being located at different positions relative to the power transfer surface, the secondary device comprising a power receiver having a secondary coil, the system further comprising: determining means for determining at least one of the position and the orientation of the power receiver relative to the power transfer surface; and controlling means for controlling the field generators such that at least one first field generator and at least one second field generator, selected in dependence upon such determination, are active in a substantially opposite sense to one another so as to direct magnetic flux through the secondary coil thereby supplying power to the secondary device, and further such that a third one of the field generators is inactive so that fewer than all of the field generators are active simultaneously.01-12-2012
20120205989ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.08-16-2012
20110095620Galvanic Isolators and Coil Transducers - Disclosed herein are various embodiments of coil transducers and galvanic isolators configured to provide high voltage isolation and high voltage breakdown performance characteristics in small packages. A coil transducer is provided across which data or power signals may be transmitted and received by primary and secondary coils disposed on opposing sides thereof without high voltage breakdowns occurring therebetween. At least portions of the coil transducer are formed of an electrically insulating, non-metallic, non-semiconductor, low dielectric loss material. Circuits are disclosed herein that permit high speed data signals to be transmitted through the coil transducer and faithfully and accurately reconstructed on the opposing side thereof. The coil transducer may be formed in a small package using, by way of example, printed circuit board, CMOS and other fabrication and packaging processes.04-28-2011
20110018358CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTACTLESS POWER RECEIVING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, POWER SUPPLYING COMMUNICATION CONTROLLING METHOD AND POWER RECEIVING COMMUNICATION CONTROLLING METHOD - A contactless power supplying communication apparatus includes: a resonance element adapted to supply alternating current power to one or more electronic apparatus by resonance; an alternating current power supply section adapted to generate alternating current power of a frequency in accordance with a resonance frequency of the resonance element and supply the generated alternating current power to the resonance element; a communication section adapted to carry out a communication process through the resonance element; and a switching section provided between the resonance element and the communication section and adapted to cut off connection between the resonance element and the communication section upon power supply but establish connection between the resonance element and the communication section upon communication.01-27-2011
20120153731WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER FOR FURNISHINGS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing furniture item or is embedded in a host furnishing. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector detects a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed furnishing detector detects when the furnishing item is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.06-21-2012
20100171367CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT - A driving circuit drives a switching element such that an ON-period of the switching element is shorter when a power receiving device is detected not to be placed than when the power receiving device is placed.07-08-2010
20120013198POWER RELAYING APPARATUS, POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POWER RELAYING APPARATUS - Disclosed herein is a power relaying apparatus provided between: a power supplying apparatus including a power supplying resonance device and a power supplying power supply section for supplying an AC current to the power supplying resonance device; and a power receiving apparatus having a power receiving resonance device for receiving a power from the power supplying apparatus by adoption of a resonance method, the power relaying apparatus including a power relaying resonance device resonating between the power supplying resonance device and the power receiving resonance device, wherein the power relaying resonance device is fixed at a predetermined position by making use of an insulation member.01-19-2012
20090072629High Efficiency and Power Transfer in Wireless Power Magnetic Resonators - Techniques for wireless power transmission at levels that induce high power transfer and/or high efficiency of coupling.03-19-2009
20100194207WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER WITH LIGHTING - A device including a wireless power transmitter is connected to a light fixture rather than a standard electrical outlet. Optionally, the device also includes at least one light source or includes at least one socket for a light source. Thus, the device connected to the light fixture can output power from the wireless power transmitter and light from the light source. In one embodiment, a power splitter enables independent control over powering the light and the wireless electricity transmitter. This feature allows, for example, the light to be turned off or on while the wireless electricity transmitter remains on. In some embodiments, the device including the wireless power transmitter has the form of a light bulb or light tube, whereas in other embodiments, the device does not have the form of a light bulb or light tube.08-05-2010
20120112552SELECTIVELY CONTROLLABLE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING - A selectively controllable electromagnetic shield having an electromagnetic shielding material and a mechanism for selectively generating an aperture in the shield. The mechanism for selectively generating an aperture may be a magnetic field source that generates a magnetic field of sufficient strength to substantially saturate all or a portion of the shielding material. For example, a permanent magnet or DC electromagnet may be used to selectively saturate the shield. In its un-saturated state, the magnetic shield has a high permeability and functions as a flux path for the magnetic field. Once saturated, the permeability of the shield is substantially reduced so that the magnetic field lines are no longer drawn into the shield to the same degree. As a result, once saturated, a substantially greater amount of the electromagnetic field may flow through or around the shield in the saturated region.05-10-2012
20110062788Wirless power supply device - A wireless power supply device is adapted for providing electric power to an exterior electronic appliance. The wireless power supply includes a transmitting unit and a receiving unit. The transmitting unit includes a power unit for providing power to a voltage-controlled oscillator circuit and a signal amplification unit, the voltage-controlled oscillator circuit for receiving the power and then generating corresponding radio signals, the signal amplification unit for amplifying the radio signals generated by the voltage-controlled oscillator circuit and a transmitting antenna module for transmitting out the radio signals amplified by the signal amplification unit. The receiving unit includes a receiving antenna for wirelessly receiving the radio signals transmitted by the transmitting antenna module and then transforming the radio signals into electric power for being provided to the exterior electronic appliance.03-17-2011
20110006612CONTACTLESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a contactless power receiving apparatus, including a resonance element adapted to receive supply of AC power in a contactless fashion by resonance from a resonance element of a power supplying source; an excitation element adapted to receive supply of the AC power by electromagnetic induction from the resonance element; a rectification circuit adapted to generate DC power from the AC power from the excitation element and output the DC power; and a changeover circuit adapted to change over the AC power between a supplied state and a non-supplied state to the rectification circuit.01-13-2011
20090160261WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - An apparatus comprising monitoring circuitry configured to monitor a resonant frequency of a supply source, a receiving component, and a control unit configured to vary a resonant frequency of said receiving component, wherein the apparatus is configured to vary the resonant frequency of said receiving component in dependence of the resonant frequency of said supply source.06-25-2009
20120025623MULTI-LOOP WIRELESS POWER RECEIVE COIL - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power reception at a wireless power receiver. A receiver may include a coil comprising a plurality of loops. The receiver may further include a switching element coupled to the coil for selectively shorting at least one loop of the plurality.02-02-2012
20120025629Systems and Methods for Distributing Energy in a Roadway - A system and method for powering of a vehicle is disclosed. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a roadway may include an embedded conductor and a source of energy. The embedded conductor may be embedded in the roadway configured to transfer energy to a vehicle upon the roadway via magnetic induction or electric conduction. The source of energy may be applied upon or embedded in the roadway and configured to generate electric current to the embedded conductor. The source of energy may include a solar power generator, a thermoelectric power generator, a piezoelectric power generator, and/or any other suitable source of energy.02-02-2012
20120025628POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmitting apparatus has a power transmitting apparatus side active electrode provided within the casing thereof along a seat. A power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode is exposed on a backrest. A power receiving apparatus has a power receiving apparatus side active electrode formed along the bottom surface thereof. A power receiving apparatus side passive electrode is formed on the outer surface of the casing of the power receiving apparatus. By mounting the power receiving apparatus on a mounting portion of the power transmitting apparatus, the power receiving apparatus side active electrode faces the power transmitting apparatus side active electrode with a dielectric layer therebetween, and the power receiving apparatus side passive electrode is directly electrically connected to the power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode.02-02-2012
20120025624LOW POWER DETECTION OF WIRELESS POWER DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to detection and validation of wirelessly chargeable devices positioned within a charging region of a wireless power transmitter. A device may include a wireless power transmitter configured detect a change in at least one parameter at the transmitter. The transmitter may further be configured to determine whether at least one valid chargeable device is positioned within a charging region of the transmitter upon detecting the change in the at least one parameter.02-02-2012
20120025625SYSTEM AND INSTALLATION FOR TRANSFERRING ELECTRICAL ENERGY WITHOUT CONTACT - A contact-free inductive power transfer system for minimizing the radiating magnetic field in the vicinity of the transmission zone. The system includes a primary coil (02-02-2012
20120104868INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH DEVICE IDENTIFICATION - An inductive power supply system to identify remote devices using unique identification frequencies. The system can inductively provide power to a remote device at different frequencies, and can sense reflected impedance of the remote device. The system further includes a plurality of different remote devices, each having a unique resonance frequency. In operation, the AIPS is capable of identifying the type of remote device present in the inductive field by applying power to a remote device at a plurality of unique identification frequencies until the remote device establishes resonance in response to one of the identification frequencies. The AIPS can recognize when resonance has been established by evaluating sensor data, which is representative of the reflected impedance of the remote device. The AIPS may pull operating parameters for the remove device from memory to ensure efficient operation and to assist in recognizing fault conditions.05-03-2012
20120306287POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Provided is an apparatus and method that may stably perform wireless transmission. According to one general aspect, a power supply for a wireless power transmitter may include: a detecting unit configured to detect voltage, current, or both supplied to a power amplifier (PA); a controller configured to determine power supplied to the PA based on the detected voltage, the detected current, or both, and to determine a reference current based on the determined power supplied to the PA; and a breaker configured to cut off the power supplied to the PA based on a comparison of current supplied to the PA and the reference current.12-06-2012
20120025626WIRELESS FEEDING SYSTEM - The present disclosure provides a wireless feeding system including: a feeding device; and a power receiving device receiving power transmitted from the feeding device; wherein the feeding device includes a power generating section generating the power to be fed, and a resonant element fed with the power generated by the power generating section, the power receiving device includes a power receiving element receiving the power transmitted from the feeding device, and supplies power according to the received power to a load, and at least one of a power propagation path to the resonant element in the feeding device and a received power propagation path in the power receiving device has a frequency characteristic correcting circuit achieving a wider band by expanding a frequency characteristic while maintaining a Q-value as high sharpness of resonance of the power.02-02-2012
20120025622WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER USING THEM - Provided is a method for a wireless power transfer. The method includes modulating a transmission frequency according to a predetermined value at a wireless power transmitter; and transmitting a high frequency signal according to the modulated transmission signal from the wireless power transmitter to at least one wireless power receiver and redetermining the predetermined value according to information which corresponds to a power value of the high frequency signal received by the at least one wireless power receiver, wherein the modulating the transmission frequency at the wireless power transmitter and transmitting the high frequency and the redetermining the predetermined value the at least one wireless power receiver are repeated.02-02-2012
20120062040SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - A first inductor (03-15-2012
20120062039POWER FEEDING DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING METHOD - An object is to provide a power feeding device, a power feeding system, and a power feeding method which are more convenient for a power feeding user at the power receiving end. The power feeding device includes a means of controlling a frequency of a power signal transmitted to a power receiver, based on a proportion of signals, among power signals output to an antenna circuit, that return from the power receiver to the antenna circuit without feeding power to the power receiver.03-15-2012
20100225174Wireless Power Transfer Using Magnets - A wireless power transfer scheme is disclosed with moving permanent magnets for inducing current in conductive coils. Preferably the magnets are rotated about a line that is perpendicular or parallel to the axis of the coils to deliver substantial power at low frequencies. In one embodiment, three phase power may be so delivered. The technique may be used for powering medical implants and nanoelectronic circuits.09-09-2010
20120153742WIRELESS POWER PEER TO PEER COMMUNICATION - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power communication. In one aspect a wireless power receiver configured to receive wireless power from a wireless power transmitter is provided. The wireless power receiver includes a switchable element configured to couple a receive coil to a ground voltage. The wireless power receiver further includes a detector coupled to the receive coil and configured to detect an externally generated pulse.06-21-2012
20120153745INDUCTIVE CONNECTION STRUCTURE FOR USE IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An embodiment in a single structure combines a pad comprising a connection terminal suitable for coupling the circuit elements integrated in a chip to circuits outside the chip itself and at least one inductor that can be used to receive/transmit electromagnetic waves or to supply the chip with power or both. By combining a connection pad and an inductor in a single structure, it is possible to reduce the overall area that otherwise would be occupied exclusively by the inductors, thus reducing the cost and size of integrated circuits that include such a structure.06-21-2012
20120153744Power Generating and Distribution System and Method - A power distribution network is provided comprising ground-based microwave transmitters, receivers and microwave redirectors. The ground-based microwave transmitters have their own directional, focus and amplitude controllers for aiming a focused microwave beam at a microwave redirector. The microwave redirectors each have a receiving antenna and a plurality of transmitting antennae such that the redirectors transmit focused microwave beams to at least two different stations (for example, being either ground-based microwave receivers or other microwave redirectors).06-21-2012
20120153743POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD FOR POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A power transmitting apparatus which has a power transmitting antenna, and transfers power from the power transmitting antenna to a power receiving antenna. The power transmitting apparatus includes a storage unit configured to be associated with a position of the power receiving antenna, and to store a parameter for controlling a resonance frequency of the power transmitting antenna; a determination unit configured to determine the position of the power receiving antenna; and a control unit configured to control the resonance frequency of the power transmitting antenna based on the position of the power receiving antenna.06-21-2012
20120153741NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING APPARATUS - In a non-contact power feeding apparatus of the present invention, power is fed through an air gap from a power transmission coil of a power feeding side circuit to a power receiving coil of a power receiving side circuit, which are closely located to face each other, based on a mutual induction effect of electromagnetic induction. The power transmission coil and the power receiving coil are respectively composed of a planar assembly of a number of unit coils. Each unit coil is formed in a spirally wound flat structure, wherein the direction of an electric current is set in reverse to make the north and south magnetic poles reverse between each unit coil which is juxtaposed to another to directly come into line. As a result, the unit coils, which are juxtaposed to another to directly come into line, are provided in such a manner that an overlapping area of a respectively formed magnetic field cancels another out to be offset06-21-2012
20120153740Inductive body armor - A system for the inductive transmission of power from a primary coil to a secondary coil and its associated secondary circuits, and for the inductive transmission of data between the primary and secondary coils includes a hard body-armor plate mountable in a tactical garment wherein at least one primary coil is embedded in the plate behind the plate's strike-face by a substantially uniform said first depth, and wherein the primary circuits of the primary coil are adapted to be electrically connected to a central power source carried on or in cooperation with said garment, and at least one device pocket is provided for an electronic hand-held device wherein said device pocket is mountable to an outer surface of said garment so as to be in an inductively coupling position aligned over said primary coil in said plate to thereby align said secondary coil of a hand-held device in the device pocket over and into inductively coupled registry with said primary coil in the plate.06-21-2012
20120153739RANGE ADAPTATION MECHANISM FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a switching mechanism coupled to a wireless power transmitting device, wherein the switching mechanism is configured to selectively control operation of a transmitting coil in the wireless power transmitting device.06-21-2012
20120153738WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER ACROSS VARIABLE DISTANCES USING FIELD SHAPING WITH MAGNETIC MATERIALS TO IMPROVE THE COUPLING FACTOR - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a first resonator coupled to an energy source generating a field having magnetic material, and a second resonator located a variable distance from the source resonator having magnetic material and not connected by any wire or shared magnetic material to the first resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator, and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped using magnetic materials to increase the coupling factor among the resonators.06-21-2012
20120153737WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER OVER DISTANCE USING FIELD SHAPING TO IMPROVE THE COUPLING FACTOR - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a first resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a variable distance from the source resonator and not connected by any wires to the first resonator, where the first resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the first resonator and the second resonator, and where the field of at least one of the first resonator and the second resonator is shaped to increase the coupling factor among the resonators.06-21-2012
20120153736WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING OBJECT POSITIONING FOR IMPROVED K - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator, and where a loss inducing object is positioned to increase the coupling the coupling factor among the resonators.06-21-2012
20120153735WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH HIGH-Q RESONATORS USING FIELD SHAPING TO IMPROVE K - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator has Q>100 and the second resonator has Q>100, the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator, and the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped using magnetic materials to increase the coupling factor among the resonators.06-21-2012
20120153734WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER USING CONDUCTING SURFACES TO SHAPE FIELD AND IMPROVE K - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method and system comprising a source resonator optionally coupled to an energy source and a second resonator located a distance from the source resonator, where the source resonator and the second resonator are coupled to provide near-field wireless energy transfer among the source resonator and the second resonator, and where the field of at least one of the source resonator and the second resonator is shaped using conducting surfaces to increase the coupling factor among the resonators.06-21-2012
20120153733WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - Described herein are improved capabilities for a source resonator having a Q-factor Q06-21-2012
20120153732WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR COMPUTER PERIPHERAL APPLICATIONS - Described herein are improved configurations for wireless power transfer for computer peripherals, including a source magnetic resonator, integrated into a source station and connected to a power source and power and control circuitry; a device magnetic resonator, integrated into a computer peripheral; wherein power is transferred non-radiatively from the source magnetic resonator to the device magnetic resonator, and where the quality factors of the source and device resonators, Q06-21-2012
20090134713CONTROLLING INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS - An inductive power transfer system comprises a primary unit 05-28-2009
20090134712Wireless Power Range Increase Using Parasitic Antennas - Wireless power transfer is created using a first antenna that is part of a magnetic resonator, to create a magnetic field in an area of the first antenna. One or more parasitic antennas repeats that power to create local areas where the power is more efficiently received.05-28-2009
20090134711Methods and systems for wireless energy and data transmission - System and methods for wireless energy and data transmission are described. One aspect includes an emitter and receiver. The emitter may include primary and secondary emitting windings. The receiver may include primary and secondary receiver windings. In further aspects, the emitter may include a tertiary emitting winding and the receiver may include a tertiary receiver winding. In one aspect, the emitter uses driving circuitry and the receiver uses rectifying circuitry and one or more capacitors. In further aspects, the emitter and receiver are reversible.05-28-2009
20090134710INDUCTIVE COUPLING OF PULSES FROM PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE - Discloses is apparatus and methodology for inductively coupling tire rotations related signals to a tire electronics module (05-28-2009
20120119587WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER DEVICE - Provided is a wireless power transfer device. The wireless power transfer device includes an power generator, and two or more non-radiative electromagnetic wave generators. The power generator generates AC type of power. The non-radiative electromagnetic wave generators receive the power, and generate non-radiative electromagnetic waves through resonance. The non-radiative electromagnetic wave generators are disposed to form a wireless power transfer-enabled transfer area.05-17-2012
20110089769WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - A wireless power transmission device, a wireless power transmission control device, and a wireless power transmission method are provided. A coupling frequency between a source resonator and a target resonator is determined A transmission frequency is controlled such that power is transmitted from the source resonator to the target resonator at the coupling frequency. Therefore, it is possible to maintain a high power transmission efficiency without using an additional matching circuit even when a distance between the source resonator and the target resonator is changed.04-21-2011
20110089768WORKSURFACE POWER TRANSFER - A power transfer system (04-21-2011
20120119588INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH DUTY CYCLE CONTROL - An inductive power supply that maintains resonance and adjusts duty cycle based on feedback from a secondary circuit. A controller, driver circuit and switching circuit cooperate to generate an AC signal at a selected operating frequency and duty cycle. The AC signal is applied to the tank circuit to create an inductive field for powering the secondary. The secondary communicates feedback about the received power back to the primary controller. The power transfer efficiency may be optimized by maintaining the operating frequency substantially at resonance, and the amount of power transferred may be controlled by adjusting the duty cycle.05-17-2012
20120161542METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING RADIATION FIELD IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A system for reducing a radiation field in a wireless power transmission system includes a signal generation unit, a power amplification unit, a signal detection unit, a standing wave ratio (SWR) calculation unit and a control unit. The signal generation unit receives power and generates a signal for wireless power transmission. The power amplification unit amplifies the wireless signal generated by the signal generation unit. The signal detection unit detects a radiation signal generated by the magnetic resonator with respect to output power of the power amplification unit. The SWR calculation unit calculates an SWR using the detected radiation signal. The control unit selects a frequency having a lowest SWR based on the SWR calculated by the SWR calculation unit, and controls the signal generation unit to generate the signal for the wireless power transmission using the selected frequency.06-28-2012
20100289341SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATING TO MULTI-DIMENSIONAL WIRELESS CHARGING - Exemplary methods and systems related to wireless charging are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, a plurality of transmit antennas are used, wherein at least one transmit antenna of the plurality of transmit antennas is configured to be oriented in a different plane than at least one other transmit antenna of the plurality of transmit antennas. Furthermore, each transmit antenna of the plurality of transmit antennas is configured for transmitting power within an associated near-field.11-18-2010
20100289340INDUCTIVELY COUPLED POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - An inductively coupled power transfer system has a power pick-up that uses an asymmetrical magnetically permeable core (11-18-2010
20120248892INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A magnetic flux pad (BPP) is provided for generating or receiving magnetic flux. The pad may be used with an inductive power transfer system, and comprises a magnetically permeable core (10-04-2012
20120248891SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND PROTECTING A WIRELESS POWER COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN A WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM - Embodiments are directed to detecting and limiting power transfer to communication device, such as NFC and RFID cards. A method may include detecting one or more communication devices positioned within a wireless power transfer region of a wireless power transmitter. The method may further include limiting an amount of power transmitted by a transmitter in response to the detection.10-04-2012
20120248893Wireless Power Transmittal - Wireless power transmittal apparatus and systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in configurations for wirelessly transferring power and/or data among them. In preferred implementations, a plurality of non-coplanar primary side coils are provided in power transmittal apparatus for transmitting power, or power and data.10-04-2012
20120248890WIRELESS POWER FEEDER/RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder/receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a power feed/receive coil; a power feed/receive capacitor to configure a resonance circuit together with the power feed/receive coil; a coupling coil electromagnetically coupled to the power feed/receive coil; a power adjustment section performing at least any one of adjustment for AC power to be transmitted from the power feed/receive coil and adjustment for AC power to be received by the power feed/receive coil; a switching section switching connection of the power feed/receive coil, the power feed/receive capacitor, and the coupling coil to the power adjustment section; and a switching control section controlling the switching section.10-04-2012
20120248887MULTI-RESONATOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR SENSORS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with a sensor and configured to power the sensor, and a third electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and movable relative to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator, wherein the third resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the third electromagnetic resonator from at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator.10-04-2012
20120248885CIRCUIT FOR GENERATING A DIRECT CURRENT VOLTAGE AND METHOD THEREOF - A circuit for generating a direct current voltage includes a three-axis antenna set, a first capacitor, a limiting direct current voltage generator, a second capacitor, and a low dropout regulator. The three-axis antenna set receives a signal transmitted by a reader. The first capacitor generates a first direct current voltage according to an X-axis component, a Y-axis component, and a Z-axis component of the signal. The limiting direct current voltage generator limits and converts the X-axis component, the Y-axis component, and the Z-axis component to generate an X-axis direct current voltage, a Y-axis direct current voltage, and a Z-axis direct current voltage. The second capacitor generates a second direct current voltage according to the X-axis direct current voltage, the Y-axis direct current voltage, and the Z-axis direct current voltage. The low dropout regulator generates a direct current output voltage according to the second direct current voltage.10-04-2012
20120248882WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil to a receiving coil L10-04-2012
20120248884WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power receiver that includes a receive high-Q resonator configured to receive wireless power from a magnetic near field, the receive high-Q resonator that may include a first resonator and a second resonator wirelessly coupled to the first resonator. The wireless power receiver may be included in a non-contact power transmission apparatus that includes a resonance system, which may include a primary coil to which an oscillating voltage from a source is applied, a primary-side resonance coil, a secondary-side resonance coil, and a secondary coil to which a load is connected, wherein the impedance of the primary coil is set such that the output impedance of the oscillating source and the input impedance of the resonance system are matched to each other.10-04-2012
20120126630SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDUCTIVE WIRELESS SIGNALING - A transformer includes first and second semiconductor substrates. The first semiconductor substrate includes a first circuit, a first coil providing a first impedance, and a first capacitor coupled in parallel with the first coil. The second semiconductor substrate includes a second circuit, a second coil providing a second impedance and inductively coupled with the first coil, and a second capacitor coupled in parallel with the second coil.05-24-2012
20120126631WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - It is desired to provide a wireless power transmission system which it is possible to more surely prevent the leakage of a microwave. A wireless power transmission system includes: a power transmission antenna configured to output a microwave from an output plane; a power reception antenna arranged in a position opposing to said output plane of said power transmission antenna in power transmission and configured to receive the microwave outputted from said power transmission antenna by an input plane; and a shield section configured to electromagnetically shield a space between said power transmission antenna and said power reception antenna from an external space by a plurality of outer circumference coil springs provided in an area which surrounds said output plane of said power transmission antenna. The coil spring bends along a convex section compared with a wire member when there is the convex section in a hit part. Therefore, good electromagnetic wave shield efficiency is obtained.05-24-2012
20100237707INCREASING THE Q FACTOR OF A RESONATOR - Described herein are embodiments of a transmitter system for transmitting wireless electrical power, that includes a source which creates an output electrical signal having a specified frequency, a coupling part, directly connected to said source, said coupling part formed of a first loop of wire which is matched for optimal power transfer to said source, and a high-Q magnetic resonator part, spaced from said coupling part such that it is not directly connected to said coupling part, but magnetically coupled to a magnetic field created by said coupling part, receiving power wirelessly from said coupling part, and said high-Q magnetic resonator part creating a magnetic field based on said power that is wirelessly received, said high-Q magnetic resonator formed of an wire coil having an inductance L, and a capacitance C, and said resonator part having an LC value which is substantially resonant with said specified frequency.09-23-2010
20120161535DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION COILS IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - One exemplary method for selectively controlling multiple power transmission coils may include: outputting a first detection signal and a second detection signal to a wireless power receiving device through first and second power transmission coils, respectively; detecting either or both of a first response signal and a second response signal generated from the wireless power transmission device respectively in response to the first detecting signal and the second detecting signal; selecting one of the first and second power transmission coils that corresponds to the detected one of the first and second response signals if only one of the first and the second response signals is detected; selecting one of the first and second power transmission coils if both of the first and second response signals are detected; and outputting a wireless power signal via the selected one of the first and second power transmission coil.06-28-2012
20120133212POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - Not a structure in which a resonance frequency of a power transmission device is set after a resonance frequency of a power receiving device is directly measured but a structure in which the resonance frequencies of the power receiving device and the power transmission device are estimated after reflection of an electromagnetic field for transmitting electric power to the power receiving device is monitored by the power transmission device is employed. After a capacitance value of a variable capacitor in a resonance coil of the power receiving device is once set to 0, an S11 parameter is detected while a frequency of an electromagnetic wave is changed, and the resonance frequency of the power transmission device is estimated on the basis of the S11 parameter.05-31-2012
20120133215POSITIONING METHOD OF MOVABLE APPARATUS AND POSITIONING SYSTEM - A positioning method is applied to a movable apparatus and a positioning station. The movable apparatus includes an inducting coil, and the positioning station includes a transmitting coil. The positioning method includes the following steps: transmitting a testing signal via the transmitting coil, inducting the testing signal from the transmitting coil via the inducting coil, measuring an induction value of the inducting coil and driving the movable apparatus to move towards the positioning station according to the induction value.05-31-2012
20120133213APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY POWERED DISPENSING - A system includes a dispenser and a transmitter. The dispenser is configured to support and dispense product. The dispenser includes: a housing; an antenna disposed and configured to receive electromagnetic energy that originates from the transmitter; a power supply disposed within the housing and configured to convert the electromagnetic energy received at the antenna into DC (direct current) power; a dispenser mechanism configured and disposed to dispense the product from the dispenser on command; a controller disposed in operable communication with the power supply and the dispenser mechanism; and, an actuator disposed in operable communication with the controller. Upon actuation of the actuator, and upon presence of the DC power, the controller is responsive to facilitate action by the dispenser mechanism to dispense the product. The transmitter is configured to transmit electromagnetic energy and is disposed in operable communication with the dispenser.05-31-2012
20110181123NON-CONTACT POWER RECEPTION DEVICE AND VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME - A non-contact power reception device includes a load such as a power storage device (07-28-2011
20110181122WIRELESSLY POWERED SPEAKER - Described herein are embodiments of a transmitter that includes a modulation circuit configured to modulate a power carrier signal with an information signal to form a modulated signal; and a high-Q resonator configured to couple with a high-Q resonator of a receiver, wherein the resonator is configured to transmit the modulated signal wirelessly to the resonator of the receiver.07-28-2011
20110181121CONTROLLER FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - A system includes a network and a controller. The network has a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes includes a first node and a second node. The first node is configured to transmit energy to the second node. The first node is magnetically coupled with the second node. The plurality of nodes includes at least one controllable node having a performance parameter and including at least one sensor. The at least one sensor is configured to generate a signal corresponding to energy received by the sensor. The controller has an output coupled to the at least one controllable node. The output is determined based on the signal. The performance parameter is selected based on the output.07-28-2011
20110181120WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - A system includes at least one active energy transfer coil and a first passive energy transfer coil. The active energy transfer coil is configured to couple with a power supply. The at least one active energy transfer coil has an active coupling range. The first passive energy transfer coil is magnetically coupled to the active energy transfer coil and is located within the active coupling range. The first passive energy transfer coil has a passive coupling range. The first passive energy transfer coil is configured to provide energy to a first device located within the passive coupling range and based on energy received from the at least one active energy transfer coil.07-28-2011
20110181119POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - In a power supply system, reducing influence of a noise etc., optimal electric power is supplied corresponding to power consumption of a receiving side load, and power consumption is decreased greatly. When a potential difference detector 07-28-2011
20110181118One-to-multipoint wireless powering method and a non-resonance wireless power device thereof - The invention discloses a one-to-multipoint wireless powering method, wherein by using the radiating of magnetic line of force from the high frequency alternating magnetic field in a fixed area; by using the coils that composed of the loop to cut the high frequency magnetic line of force, and powering the electrical equipments after rectifying and filtering the alternating current that generated by the coils cutting; it is realized by the composing of a high frequency alternating magnetic field radiating element and magnetic cutting receiving element, while the high frequency alternating magnetic field radiates the magnetic line of force in a fixed area, and the magnetic cutting receiving element generates the alternating current by cutting the magnetic line of force and powers the electrical equipments after the rectifying and filtering of the alternating current. By adopting the method of radiating of the magnetic line of force and cutting the magnetic line of force, to exchange energy, there is no need to constitute a resonance relationship between power supplier and power receiver, in this way, the function of one-to-multipoint wireless power is achieved; furthermore, there is no need for the consistence for the phase terminal between coils, the receiving end could be placed in any direction within the receiving ranges; it is able to power the electronic devices directly and it is applicable to a wider range.07-28-2011
20120161538WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system transmits power wirelessly from a power transmitter to a power receiver. The power transmitter includes a class E amplifier, a transmitting-end resonant circuit, a detector that detects a voltage or current waveform at a predetermined position in the class E amplifier in accordance with the impedance of the transmitting-end resonant circuit as viewed from the class E amplifier, and a signal extractor that extracts a signal according to the waveform. The power receiver includes a receiving-end resonant circuit, a rectifier circuit, a power reproducing section, and an impedance changer connected between the rectifier circuit and the power reproducing section to change its impedance. When the impedance is changed, the detector detects the waveform variation and the signal extractor extracts and outputs a signal corresponding to the waveform detected by the detector.06-28-2012
20120133216POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - To improve RF-DC conversion efficiency even when input power is varied. Provided is a power receiving device (05-31-2012
20120161544WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND POWER RECEIVING DEVICE - A wireless power transmission device that supplies power to a power receiving device including a second self-resonant coil having a winding structure in which a conductive wire is wound one turn or more perpendicularly to a second central axis, the wireless power transmission device comprising: a first self-resonant coil having the winding structure in which the conductive wire is wound one turn or more perpendicularly to a first central axis to supply the power to the second self-resonant coil that is not located on the first central axis; and a third self-resonant coil having the winding structure in which the conductive wire is wound one turn or more perpendicularly to a third central axis that is not perpendicular to the first central axis and arranged on the first central axis.06-28-2012
20120161543POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND APPARATUS - System, for transmitting and receiving signals over residential electrical cables includes at least one active wire, one neutral wire and one ground wire. The system includes at least two power line modems, each one of the two power line modems including a processor, transmitters and at least one receiver, transmitters and the receiver being coupled with the processor, for respectively transmitting and receiving the signals. At least two of the wires form at least one receive wire pair and at least two of the wires form at least one transmit wire pair. Each one of the transmitters defines a respective carrier wave range over the transmit wire pair, the processor determining a frequency carrier wave for the signals when the signals are transmitted. A given one of the transmitters transmits the signals if the frequency carrier wave is in the carrier wave range of the given one of the transmitters.06-28-2012
20120161540APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING ENERGY IN ENERGY SYSTEM - Disclosed is an energy transmitting apparatus in an energy system, including: a transmit feeding cable configured to be applied with AC power; a transmit inductor in which AC current for an AP power supply flows; a transmit metal electrode configured to transmit the AC power to a receive metal electrode by the AC current flowing the transmit inductor; and a transmit grounding bar configured to control at least one of a position, a length, and a diameter thereof to control a resonance frequency generated by the transmit inductor.06-28-2012
20120161537POWER FEEDING DEVICE AND CONTACTLESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH POWER FEEDING DEVICE - A power feeding device utilizing an electromagnetic resonance coupling method and a contactless power feeding system can be provided. A coupling coefficient of electromagnetic induction coupling in the power feeding device and/or the inside of a power receiving device is optimized to improve electric power transmission efficiency of a resonance frequency regardless of positions of the power feeding device and the power receiving device. Provided is a power feeding device or a contactless power feeding system in which an S11 parameter which is a reflection component of electric power output from a high-frequency power source of the power feeding device is monitored, and one or both of positions of a transmission coil and a first resonant coil in the power feeding device and positions of a reception coil and a second resonant coil in a power receiving device are changed to adjust a coupling coefficient of electromagnetic induction coupling.06-28-2012
20120161534WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention is a wireless power receiver which acquire power by a non-contact method from a wireless power feeder, the wireless power receiver having: a power receive resonance circuit that includes a power receive coil and power receive capacitor and acquires power from a power feed coil of the wireless power feeder by means of the power receive coil on the basis of a magnetic field resonance effect between the power feed coil and the power receive coil; a power receive load coil that receives the power fed from the power receive coil by a non-contact method; and an impedance converter that is arranged between the power receive load coil and a load and in which a primary impedance connected to the power receive load coil is higher than a secondary impedance connected to the load.06-28-2012
20120161533WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder which performs power feed to a wireless power receiver having a power receive resonance circuit including a power receive coil and a power receive capacitor, this wireless power feeder including: a power feed coil; a resonance current detector; and a control circuit; wherein the power feed coil does not substantially constitute a resonance circuit; the current detector has a detection resonance circuit including a detection coil and a detection capacitor, and detects a resonance current of the power receive resonance circuit; the winding region of the detection coil in the current detector is smaller than the winding region of the power feed coil; and the detection coil in the current detector is disposed such that the central winding axis thereof forms an angle of not less than 80° and not more than 100° with respect to magnetic field vectors generated by the power feed coil.06-28-2012
20120161532WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER RECEIVING DEVICE - A loop antenna includes: a pair of first linear elements, a feed point connected with each of the first linear elements, a first variable impedance element, one end of which is connected with one end of the first linear elements, a second variable impedance element, one end and the other end of which are electrically connected with the other end of the first variable impedance element and the other end of the first linear elements, and a second linear element, one end and the other end of which are electrically connected with the other end of the first variable impedance element and the other end of the first linear elements. A self-resonance coil receives power fed to the feed point of the loop antenna and transmits the received power to a receiving self-resonance coil.06-28-2012
20120161531WIRELESS POWER AND DATA TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM - Provided are an apparatus and a method for simultaneously transmitting and receiving a wireless power and data. A wireless power and data transmission apparatus may include: a modulator configured to modulate first data by adjusting a power amount to be charged in one or more capacitors; a switch controller configured to control one or more switches corresponding the one or more capacitors based on a charging time to charge the one or more capacitors and a transfer time to transfer a power charged in the one or more capacitors and the modulated first data to a source resonator; and a transmitter configured to transmit the charged power and the modulated first data using the source resonator.06-28-2012
20120161530WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER - A wireless power feeder 06-28-2012
20120212074MAGNETIC RESONANCE POWER TRANSMITTER AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE POWER RECEIVER - A magnetic resonance power transmitter of a magnetic resonance wireless power transmission system includes a resonance coil, an alternating current power source configured to cause the resonance coil to generate an alternating current, and a frequency changer configured to change, based on communication data, a frequency of the alternating current that the alternating current power source causes the resonance coil to generate.08-23-2012
20120212069WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmitting device includes a housing configured to have a feeding surface on which a power receiving device is to be placed; a power transmitting coil disposed inside the housing and configured to have a central axis that intersects with the feeding surface; and an alternating-current power supply configured to supply power to the power transmitting coil, wherein the feeding surface has raised and recessed portions in an area corresponding to a region inside an outer region of the power transmitting coil.08-23-2012
20120212070POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that wirelessly outputs power to an electronic apparatus, a control unit that determines that a predetermined object is detected if a reflection corresponding to power outputted is greater than or equal to a first value and determines that the predetermined object is detected if a change of a reflection corresponding to power outputted by the power supply unit is greater than or equal to a second value.08-23-2012
20120212068WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder which performs power feed by a non-contact method to a wireless power receiver having a power receive coil, this wireless power feeder having a power feed coil; and a control circuit having a phase delay device which generates a delayed AC voltage where the phase of the output AC voltage is delayed; a magnetic sensor biased by the delayed AC voltage and detects a magnetic field generated by power receive coil; phase detection circuits which generate phase difference instruction voltages corresponding to a phase difference between an output voltage from the magnetic sensor and a comparison voltage, on the basis of the output voltage and the comparison voltage; and AC current generation circuits which generate the output AC voltage having a frequency based on the phase difference instruction voltage, and generate the AC current having a frequency corresponding to the frequency of the output AC voltage.08-23-2012
20090058189LONG RANGE LOW FREQUENCY RESONATOR AND MATERIALS - Transmission of power at low frequencies, e.g. less than 1 MHz. The power can be transmitted in various ways, using different structures included stranded wire such as Litz wire. The inductor can also use cores of ferrites for example. Passive repeaters can also be used.03-05-2009
20120256494TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load associated with powering an electrically powered medical device, and a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, and wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be tunable during system operation so as to at least one of tune the power provided to the second electromagnetic resonator and tune the power delivered to the load.10-11-2012
20120169138NON-MOVING PART OR STATIC ELECTRIC GENERATOR - A static or non-moving part electric power generator achieved by a changing (fluctuating) magnetic field (flux) by passing a pulsating direct current (DC) through a coil of wire wound on either a magnet or any material capable of producing a magnetic field, which in turn induces an alternating current (AC) in an adjacent secondary coil winding, and wherein a portion of the AC produced is used in recharging a DC source.07-05-2012
20120169134ELECTRICALLY TUNABLE INDUCTOR - An electrically tunable inductor with an equivalent inductance includes a main winding and a tuning winding magnetically coupled to the main winding. The current through the tuning winding is controlled to adjust the equivalent inductance of the electrically tunable inductor. A device may include an electrically tunable inductor. A system may include multiple devices, one or more of the devices including an electrically tunable inductor. A tuning controller within the system may control the current in tuning windings of one or more of the multiple devices in the system. When an electrically tunable inductor is part of a resonant circuit, the resonant frequency may be controlled by adjusting the equivalent inductance of the electrically tunable inductor through controlling the current in the tuning winding. Controlling the current in the tuning winding includes one or more of controlling the peak, direction, frequency, duty cycle, or phase of the current.07-05-2012
20120169133TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER TUNING IN A WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM - A transmitter includes an alternating current power source with tunable parameters. A tunable parameter may be capacitance, inductance, or frequency.07-05-2012
20120169132RESONANCE TUNING - One heuristic for tuning a wireless power transfer device includes monitoring a circuit parameter while sweeping a power source frequency; identifying two frequencies related to local maxima of the circuit parameter values; estimating self-resonant frequency of an electromagnetically coupled device based on the two frequencies; determining a value for a tuning component of the wireless power transfer device such that the device self-resonant frequency equals the estimated coupled device self-resonant frequency; and adjusting the tuning component to the determined value.07-05-2012
20120169131PHASE SHIFT POWER TRANSFER - In a wireless energy transfer system, an apparatus includes a coil and an adjustable alternating current power supply electrically connected to the coil. When a device is in the vicinity of the apparatus, the apparatus determines an operating parameter of the device and adjusts a power supply operating parameter based on the determined device operating parameter. The apparatus may be a transmitter wirelessly transmitting power to the device or a receiver wirelessly receiving power from the device.07-05-2012
20120235510HARNESSING POWER THROUGH ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION UTILIZING PRINTED COILS - Systems for harnessing power through electromagnetic induction utilizing printed coils are provided. A system can include one or more moveable magnets adjacent to printed coils on a circuit. For example, a system can include one or more magnets that are operative to move alongside a circuit board that includes printed coils. The one or more magnets may move, for example, when a user shakes the system or when the user walks or runs while holding the device. The movement of the one or more magnets may create an electromotive force (e.g., a voltage) across the printed coils, and this force may be used to generate electric power.09-20-2012
20120313449RESONATOR OPTIMIZATIONS FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Described herein are improved configurations for resonator for wireless power transfer that includes a magnetic material having at least one hollow section, and at least one electrical conductor wrapped around the magnetic material. The cavity of the magnetic material may be used for lossy elements such as circuit boards or electronics with reduced perturbations on the properties of the resonator compared to if the lossy elements were outside of the magnetic material next to the resonator.12-13-2012
20100052430NONCONTACT TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A noncontact transmission device (03-04-2010
20090212637MAGNETIC POSITIONING FOR INDUCTIVE COUPLING - A magnetic positioning system for use in inductive couplings. The magnetic positioning system having a magnet that provides sufficient magnetic force, but does not have enough electrical conductivity to overheat in the presence of the anticipated electromagnetic field. The magnet may be a bonded magnet or a shielded magnet. In another aspect a plurality of magnets are used to provide magnetic attraction forces and said magnetic repulsion forces that cooperate to align the inductive power supply and the remote device. In another aspect, a sensor allows differentiation between different positions of the remote device or inductive power supply. In another aspect, multiple magnets in the inductive power supply interact with multiple magnets in the remote device to position the remote device in different positions.08-27-2009
20120175969Wireless Power and Data Transfer Device for Harsh and Extreme Environments - A wireless power and data connector includes a socket and a plug. The socket has a power port for connecting to a wired power transmission line, a data port for connecting to a wired data communication line, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless data transceiver. The plug includes a power port for connecting to a wired instrument power transmission line, a data port for connecting to a wired instrument data communication line, a wireless power receiver, and a wireless data transceiver. The socket has a concave portion and the plug has a convex region shaped such that the convex region of the plug removably fits within the concave region of the socket. The wireless power transmitter and wireless power receiver transmit power from the socket to the plug using magnetically coupled resonant tank circuits.07-12-2012
20120175968NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A primary coil, a primary resonance coil, a secondary resonance coil, a secondary coil, and a load form a resonant system. A frequency matching section is configured to match the resonant frequency of a resonant system and the output frequency of a high frequency power source with each other when the load fluctuates. An impedance matching section is configured to match the impedance from input terminals of the primary coil to the load at the resonant frequency and the impedance from the high frequency power source to the input terminals of the primary coil with each other.07-12-2012
20120175967INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER - A detection method for use in a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system, the primary unit being operable to transmit power wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to at least one secondary unit of the system located in proximity to the primary unit and/or to a foreign object located in said proximity, the method comprising: driving the primary unit so that in a driven state the magnitude of an electrical drive signal supplied to one or more primary coils of the primary unit changes from a first value to a second value; assessing the effect of such driving on an electrical characteristic of the primary unit; and detecting in dependence upon the assessed effect the presence of a said secondary unit and/or a foreign object located in proximity to said primary unit.07-12-2012
20100270868SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to prevent electrical characteristics of circuit elements from being adversely affected by copper diffusion in a semiconductor device having an integrated circuit and an antenna formed over the same substrate, which uses copper plating for the antenna. Another object is to prevent a defect of a semiconductor device due to poor connection between an antenna and an integrated circuit in a semiconductor device having the integrated circuit and the antenna formed over the same substrate. In a semiconductor device having an integrated circuit 10-28-2010
20100270867Non-contact power supply system - A non-contact power supply system includes a power supply device for transmitting high frequency power and a load device which receives the high frequency power in a non-contact mode by electromagnetic induction to supply it to a load. The power supply device includes a power transmission unit having a primary power coil and an inverter circuit, an inquiry unit having at least one primary signal coil and an oscillation circuit, a signal detection unit and a control unit. The load device includes a power reception unit having a secondary power coil magnetically coupled to the primary power coil and a power conversion unit, a secondary signal coil magnetically coupled to the primary signal coil, and a response unit which is operated by electromotive force induced in the secondary signal coil. The control unit stops power transmission when no signal is detected and executes power transmission which a signal is detected.10-28-2010
20120074790METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A LIFTING MAGNET SUPPLIED WITH AN AC SOURCE - A magnet controller supplied by an AC source controls a lifting magnet. Two bridges allow DC current to flow in both directions in the lifting magnet. During “Lift”, relatively high voltage is applied to the lifting magnet until it reaches its cold current. Then voltage is lowered. After a desired interval, once the magnet has had time to build its electromagnetic field, voltage is further reduced to prevent the magnet from overheating. The magnet lifting forced is maintained due to the magnetic circuit hysteresis. During “Drop”, reverse voltage is applied briefly to demagnetize the lifting magnet. At the end of the “Lift” and the “Drop”, most of the lifting magnet energy is returned to the line source. A logic controller controls current and voltage of the magnet and calculates the magnet's temperature. In one embodiment, a “Sweep” switch is provided to allow reduction of the magnet power to prevent attraction to the bottom or walls of magnetic rail cars or containers.03-29-2012
20120313450METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTI-RADIO POWER USING TIME DIVISION MODE - A method for multiple wireless power transfer, capable of transmitting power wirelessly to multiple receivers, by using a time division scheme, includes the steps of: (a) allotting exclusive power transmission time for at least one of the multiple receivers; and (b) transmitting the power wirelessly to each of the at least one of the receivers; wherein, during the exclusive power transmission time allotted to an i-th receiver, which is one of the multiple receivers, the receiving state of the i-th receiver is set to ON and those of the other receivers to OFF. In accordance with the present invention, the following effects can be achieved: the PTE of the multiple receivers may be increased and the PTE of each of the receivers may be kept similarly because the power is transmitted only to one receiver by using the time division scheme and thus interference among multiple receivers is eliminated.12-13-2012
20120313447METHOD OF PERFORMING BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM, THE TRANSMITTER, AND THE RECEIVER - A method and apparatus for performing bidirectional communication between a transmitter and a receiver in a wireless power transmission system are provided. The method includes detecting the receiver; transmitting, when the receiver is detected, transmitting a predetermined level of power to the receiver through a transmission (Tx) resonator; receiving a request for transmitting wireless power from the receiver through a wireless communication module; allocating a Short IDentification (SID) and a time slot corresponding to the receiver; transmitting the SID and the time slot to the receiver through the wireless communication module; receiving a request for required power from the receiver through the wireless communication module; determining whether the required power is greater than a residual power of the transmitter; and when the required power is greater than the residual power, informing the receiver through the wireless communication module that the required power cannot be transmitted.12-13-2012
20100301678ELECTRIC DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a wireless power transmission device. The wireless power transmission device includes a power coil in which a high frequency current is applied, a transmission coil in which the high frequency current is induced by magnetic induction, the transmission coil configured to generate an non-radiative electromagnetic wave when the transmission coil has the same resonant frequency as an at least one external target device, and a resonant frequency regulator configured to regulate the resonant frequency of the transmission coil. The wireless power transmission device can transmit the power when it has the same resonant frequency as the target device. Therefore, the overheating due to an eddy current may not occur, and the design may be easily varied.12-02-2010
20100007214Resonant, Contactless Radio Frequency Power Coupling - A resonant, contactless, RF power coupling suitable for high power-density applications and for use in an ocean environment is disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, the power coupling includes a transmit coupling and a receive coupling, each of which include a resonant element. A high-powered RF generator is coupled to the transmit coupling and a rectifier circuit is coupled to the output coupling. Each of the resonant elements is disposed in its own electrically-conductive canister and advantageously potted in an appropriate insulating dielectric. Each canister has an open end to facilitate inductive coupling between the two resonant elements. In order to exclude seawater from the interface between the canisters, a seal of compliant material is disposed therebetween.01-14-2010
20120313444INDUCTIVELY CONTROLLED SERIES RESONANT AC POWER TRANSFER - An inductive power transfer pickup circuit has a pickup coil (L12-13-2012
20120313446METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER OF A RECEIVER IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are provided for controlling power of a receiver in a wireless power transmission/reception system, wherein a wireless power quantity supplied to receivers from a transmitter is controlled through communication between the receivers. The method includes receiving required power information transmitted from a joining receiver in a charging area of a transmitter; determining whether the transmitter is capable of supplying required power to the joining receiver based on the required power information; and requesting the joining receiver to maintain a standby state, when the transmitter is not capable of supplying the required power to the joining receiver.12-13-2012
20120313445WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission apparatus includes a wireless power transmitter for wirelessly transmitting power to at least one wireless power receiver by magnetic resonance coupling; and a master wireless power receiver that is wire-connected to the wireless power transmitter for communication, and performs peer-to-peer wireless communication with the at least one wireless power receiver. A resonant frequency used for the peer-to-peer wireless communication between the master wireless power receiver and the at least one wireless power receiver is identical to a resonant frequency used for the wireless power transmission between the wireless power transmitter and the at least one wireless power receiver.12-13-2012
20120313448INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - A method for wirelessly powering a load over an inductive link, wherein the inductive link is between a primary side and a secondary side, including transmitting a first power from the primary side to the secondary side; receiving by the primary side a modulated data signal from the secondary side; demodulating the received data signal; determining, based on the demodulated data signal, whether to transmit power to the load; and transmitting, based on the determination, power to the load of the secondary side over the inductive link.12-13-2012
20120313451BEAM POWER WITH MULTIPLE POWER ZONES - A beam power source transmits a signal indicating power availability, receives a request for power in response, and beams power in response to the request.12-13-2012
20120280574WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR PREVENTING FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE - The present invention relates to a wireless power transmission method for preventing frequency interference, and more particularly, to a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power transmission method for preventing frequency interference that flexibly controls an operation of the wireless power transmitter in order to avoid signal interference and collision between different apparatuses using frequencies adjacent to a frequency band of a power signal transmitted from the wireless power transmitter.11-08-2012
20120256495POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to an electronic apparatus, and a control unit that controls, if power output from the power supply unit to the electronic apparatus is lower than a first predetermined value, the communication unit so that a predetermined speed for transmitting the predetermined data is higher than a second predetermined value.10-11-2012
20120187771POWER FEEDING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - A resonant power feeding system that can provide high power transmission efficiency between a power feeding device and a power reception device without dynamically controlling the oscillation frequency in accordance with the distance between the power feeding device and the power reception device. High power transmission efficiency between the power feeding device and the power reception device is obtained by addition of a structure for adjusting the matching condition to both the power reception device and the power feeding device. Specifically, a transmission-reception circuit and a matching circuit are provided in both the power reception device and the power feeding device, and wireless signals for adjusting the matching circuit are transmitted and received through a resonant coil. Thus, the power feeding device can efficiently supply power to the power reception device without adjusting the oscillation frequency.07-26-2012
20120262001ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION AND GROUNDING IN A COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM - The present embodiments include an arrangement for contactless transmission of electrical power between a fixed gantry section and a gantry section of a computed tomography system that is rotatable about an axis of rotation. The arrangement includes a first carrier ring in annular form arranged on the rotatable gantry section in an electrically conductive manner, and at least one first conductor element arranged in or on the first carrier ring, the at least one first conductor element being insulated from the first carrier ring and being for contactless receiving of the electrical power. The arrangement also includes at least one grounding slip ring arranged in or on the first carrier ring. The at least one grounding slip ring is connected to the first carrier ring in an electrically conductive manner.10-18-2012
20120262002ANTENNA ALIGNMENT AND VEHICLE GUIDANCE FOR WIRELESS CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Embodiments are directed to a wireless power antenna alignment systems and methods for electric vehicles. A system may include a sensor configured to detect the strength of an electromagnetic field in multiple dimensions and a processor configured to determine at least one of a direction and a position of a transmitted beacon signal based on an output of the sensor.10-18-2012
20120262003RECEIVER POWERED BY A WIRELESS INTERFACE OF INDUCTIVE TYPE - The invention relates to a receiver (10-18-2012
20120262000WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder 10-18-2012
20120262004WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A wireless power receiver includes a receive antenna for coupling with a transmit antenna of transmitter generating a magnetic near field. The receive antenna receives wireless power from the magnetic near field and includes a resonant tank and a parasitic resonant tank wirelessly coupled to the resonant tank. A wireless power transmitter includes a transmit antenna for coupling with a receive antenna of a receiver. The transmit antenna generates a magnetic near field for transmission of wireless power and includes a resonant tank and a parasitic resonant tank coupled to the resonant tank.10-18-2012
20120228955TRANSMISSION COIL FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A transmission coil is mounted in a wireless power supply apparatus, and is configured to transmit an electric power signal including any one from among an electric field, a magnetic field, and an electromagnetic field. The transmission coil includes a loop coil and a magnetic member. The magnetic member is configured to cover a particular portion of the loop coil. For example, the loop coil may be configured to have a shape in which a first side and a second side are substantially in parallel with each other. The magnetic member may be configured to cover the first side of the loop coil.09-13-2012
20120228960WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured to transfer energy non-radiatively with a second resonator structure over a distance greater than a characteristic size of the second resonator structure. The non-radiative energy transfer is mediated by a coupling of a resonant field evanescent tail of the first resonator structure and a resonant field evanescent tail of the second resonator structure.09-13-2012
20120228959APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A DIFFERENTIAL DRIVE AMPLIFIER AND A COIL ARRANGEMENT - Exemplary embodiments are directed to differentially driving a load. An apparatus includes a differential drive amplifier including a switching device coupled with a first output node and a second output node. The first output node and the second output node drive a load network including primary coils. The differential drive amplifier also includes a drive circuit configured to drive the switching device. The drive circuit may be configured to provide a drive signal to the switching device to alter a conductive state of the switching device to produce a first output signal at the first output node and a second output signal at the second output node. The first and second output signals may be substantially equal in magnitude but opposite in polarity relative to a reference voltage.09-13-2012
20120228956POWER-RECEIVING DEVICE, WIRELESS POWER-FEEDING SYSTEM INCLUDING POWER-RECEIVING DEVICE, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING POWER-RECEIVING DEVICE - When a portable electronic appliance is provided with two systems, a wireless power-feeding system and a wireless communication system, each system requires two power-receiving devices, a coil and an antenna, leading to a problem of increased electronic appliance size and cost. Wireless power feeding employs the resonance method and uses a resonance coil using the resonance method and a power-receiving coil that receives power from the resonance coil. At least one of the resonance coil and the power-receiving coil can also be used as an antenna for wireless communication. Thus, a power-receiving device that can be used for two systems, wireless power feeding and wireless communication, can be provided.09-13-2012
20120228954TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR CLOTHING APPLICATIONS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes, a load, a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be tunable during system operation so as to at least one of tune the power provided to the second electromagnetic resonator and tune the power delivered to the load, and wherein the first electromagnetic resonator is disposed in an item of clothing.09-13-2012
20120228952TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR APPLIANCES - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes a load associated with electrically powering an appliance, and a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, and wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be tunable during system operation so as to at least one of tune the power provided to the second electromagnetic resonator and tune the power delivered to the load.09-13-2012
20120228953TUNABLE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR FURNITURE APPLICATIONS - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes, a load, a second electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and moveable relative to the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator, wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be tunable during system operation so as to at least one of tune the power provided to the second electromagnetic resonator and tune the power delivered to the load, and wherein the first electromagnetic resonator is disposed in an item of furniture.09-13-2012
20120228957WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS - A wireless power transfer apparatus includes a power transmission coil configured to transfer an electric power to a power receiver having a power receiving coil. The apparatus further includes: a housing that holds the power transmission coil and forms an interior in which the power receiver can be placed removably; a lid provided for opening and closing the interior; and an electromagnetic shield encompassing the power transmission coil and the power receiving coil at least when an electric power is transferred. An electric power is transferred with the lid of the housing being closed. This configuration suppresses a possibility that a part of the energy transmitted from the power transmission coil is not received by the power receiving coil, so as to be radiated and leak out during the power transfer.09-13-2012
20120228958Apparatus, System, and Method for Multicoil Telemetry - An apparatus, system, and method for multicoil telemetry are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an intermediate coil disposed between a driving coil and a receiving coil, where the intermediate coil is configured to act on magnetic fields between the driving coil and receiving coil in order to provide improved coupling efficiency. The improved coupling may assist in providing efficient power transfer and/or data transfer utilizing the magnetic fields. In some embodiments the receiving coil may be in direct communication with the intermediate coil, without any other intermediate coils. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a second intermediate coil disposed between the driving coil and receiving coil to improve the transfer efficiency between the driving and receiving coils. The intermediate coils may have a high quality factor and be configured to decouple the resistance between the driving and receiving coils.09-13-2012
20110121659METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY AC/DC CONVERSION OF LOW VOLTAGE INPUT - Embodiments of the subject invention relate to a method and apparatus for providing a low-power AC/DC converter designed to operate with very low input voltage amplitudes. Specific embodiments can operate with input voltages less than or equal to 1 V, less than or equal to 200 mV, and as low as 20 mV, respectively. Embodiments of the subject low-power AC/DC converter can be utilized in magnetic induction energy harvester systems. With reference to a specific embodiment, a maximum efficiency of 92% was achieved for a 1 V input, and efficiencies exceeding 70% were achieved for a 200 mV input. A specific embodiment functioned properly when connected to a magnetic energy harvester device operating below 200 mV input.05-26-2011
20110121658WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER DEVICE - A wireless energy transfer device (05-26-2011
20100327661PACKAGING AND DETAILS OF A WIRELESS POWER DEVICE - Described herein are embodiments of a wireless power transmitter for transmitting power to at least one high-Q resonator that includes a high-Q magnetic resonator, a transmit system that creates a driving signal at a frequency that is substantially resonant with said magnetic resonator, and a current sensor, sensing an amount of current that flows through said magnetic resonator and creates a current sense signal indicative thereof and wherein said signal indicative of current is used by said transmit system to change said driving signal based on a characteristic of transmitting by said magnetic resonator.12-30-2010
20100327660RESONATORS AND THEIR COUPLING CHARACTERISTICS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER VIA MAGNETIC COUPLING - Described herein are embodiments of a method of forming a wireless power system that includes first optimizing a first parameter of wireless power transmission between at least one high-Q source resonator and at least one high-Q receiver resonator and second optimizing a second parameter of said wireless power transmission.12-30-2010
20080296979Contactless power transferring apparatus - A contactless power transferring apparatus includes a terminal loading portion, a primary coil, an up-down-direction pressing portion, a width direction pressing portion and a thickness direction pressing portion. The terminal loading portion has an opening through which a mobile terminal is inserted and loaded. The primary coil transfers power using electromagnetic induction to a secondary coil incorporated in the mobile terminal. When the mobile terminal is inserted inside the terminal loading portion, the pressing portions operate in an up-down direction, in a left-right direction and in a width direction, to press and support the mobile terminal respectively from below to position the coils in the up-down direction, from the width direction to position the coils in the left-right direction and from the thickness direction to dispose the coils a predetermined distance apart.12-04-2008
20120299391ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An electronic device includes a power receiving unit that receives power wirelessly from a power supply apparatus, a first unit that transmits, in response to a command received from the power supply apparatus, first information indicating a status of the electronic device, a second unit that transmits second information indicating a status of the electronic device, and a control unit that controls the first unit or the second unit in such a way as to transmit at least one of the first information and the second information to the power supply apparatus.11-29-2012
20120299390ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS POWER - An electronic device and method for transmitting and receiving a wireless power are provided. An electronic device for transmitting and receiving wireless power may include a resonator configured to operate, based on a plurality of operating modes of the electronic device including a power reception mode, a relay mode, and a power transmission mode, wherein: (i) in the power reception mode, the resonator is configured to receive power from a wireless power transmitter, (ii) in the relay mode, the resonator is configured to relay power received from the wireless power transmitter to a wireless power receiver, and (iii) in the power transmission mode, the resonator is configured to transmit power to the wireless power receiver; and a path controller configured to control at least one electrical pathway of electronic device based on the operating mode.11-29-2012
20120299389ESTABLISHING DATA COMMUNICATION CONNECTION USING WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - A power transmitter according to an embodiment disclosed herein can include a power conversion unit configured to form a wireless power signal using power supplied from a power supply unit and receive a modulated wireless power signal containing a packet; a communication unit configured to transmit and receive user data via connection to a power receiver; and a control unit configured to detect the power receiver using the wireless power signal, decode a connection configuration packet transmitted from the power receiver based on the modulated wireless power signal, and establish the connection to the power receiver based on access information included in the connection configuration packet.11-29-2012
20120299388WIRELESS POWER SOURCE - A wireless power transmission system includes a transmitting portion and a receiving portion. The transmitting portion includes an inductive coil as a transmitting antenna. The inductive coil will have 20-40 turns. A control circuit includes a field-effect transistor, a signal generator, and a capacitor with a resistor in parallel connection with the capacitor. The capacitor is typically a 1.5 microFarad Mylar® film capacitor. The resistor will be 2-4 ohms. The field-effect transistor may be a Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET). The receiving unit has at least one loop stick antenna located at a distance from a center of the coil of up to twice a diameter of the coil. The circuit is tunable between 6 kHz and 10 kHz. 8 kHz has been found to be optimal. The inductive transmitting coil is closely coupled. The loop stick antennae of the receiving portion may have an iron core or a ferrite core.11-29-2012
20110037322WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION UNIT AND POWER GENERATOR AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM WITH THE WIRELESS POWER UNIT - A wireless power transmission unit that can increase the low output voltage of a power generating section effectively is provided. The wireless power transmission unit includes: 02-17-2011
20120267960WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER TUNING - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for tuning a wireless power transmitter. In one aspect an apparatus configured to wirelessly provide power to a load is provided. The apparatus includes a transmit circuit including a transmit coil. The transmit circuit is configured to wirelessly provide power to the load. The transmit coil is configured to resonate at a resonant frequency. The transmit circuit has a reactance. The apparatus further includes a detection circuit configured to detect a change in the resonant frequency while providing power to the load. The apparatus further includes a tuning circuit configured to adjust the reactance based on the change.10-25-2012
20120267962System for Providing Power and Data Transmission Between a Door and a Frame - A system for providing wire-free and contact free electric power and communication connection in a security installation between a door and a frame. The cores, windings, and control circuits of first and second transformers portions are disposed in the frame and the door, respectively. Power applied to the first transformer portion induces a voltage and current in the second transformer portion when the door is in a closed position. Fiber optic cables housed within the transformer portions transmit and receive data between the door and the frame. Power transfer occurs at 100+ KHz and data transfer is in the range of 100 K baud. The transformers portions are compactly constructed and, in one aspect of the invention, may reside in an opening normally occupied by a dead bolt. In another aspect of the invention, the transformer portions are fixed and resonating circuitry is off-tuned to optimize output levels.10-25-2012
20110210619ADAPTING PORTABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES TO RECEIVE POWER WIRELESSLY - Wireless power receiving apparatus 150 is retrofitted to a portable electrical device 100 to enable the device to receive power wirelessly. The apparatus comprises a power-receiving element 200 adapted to be attached to the device, e.g. by adhesive 201, and also being adapted to receive power wirelessly from a transmitter of power when the element and transmitter are in proximity with one another. One or more power connectors 203 are connected electrically to the power-receiving element and are adapted to be connected, when the apparatus is in use, to one or more corresponding power connectors 101 of the portable electrical device to deliver power received by the element to the device. The power-receiving element may be in the form of a sticker or may be carried by or incorporated in a replacement cover portion for the portable electrical device.09-01-2011
20110210617POWER TRANSMISSION ACROSS A SUBSTANTIALLY PLANAR INTERFACE BY MAGNETIC INDUCTION AND GEOMETRICALLY-COMPLIMENTARY MAGNETIC FIELD STRUCTURES - Geometrically complimentary magnetic field structures are adapted for efficient power transfer by induction from a planar power delivery surface to a power receiving device. Planar surface electro-magnetic coil pole areas for power delivery and receiver coil assemblies as well as several would coil apparatus and configurations are included.09-01-2011
20130169057WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Provided is a wireless power transmission apparatus for wirelessly transmitting the power to portable electronic appliances using power or batteries charging power and supplying operation power to the portable electronic appliances. The wireless power transmission apparatus includes first and second source resonators, which are included inside a plurality of resonator bodies and which generates and wirelessly transmits the resonant power to a target resonator. The resonator bodies are formed to be folded to each other on an axis of a hinge.07-04-2013
20120326525Regulating Power for a Wireless Communication Device - A method is provided for managing power for a wireless communication device. The method includes receiving a loop current at an insertion voltage at an initial input, the loop current being generated by a power supply. The method further includes comparing a reference voltage to the insertion voltage and generating a feedback signal based at least upon the comparison of the reference voltage to the insertion voltage. The method still further includes regulating the insertion voltage based at least upon the feedback signal, delivering charging power to an electrical storage element, wherein the charging power is a function of the insertion voltage and the loop current, and storing the charging power in the electrical storage element.12-27-2012
20120326526Inductively coupled data and power transfer system and apparatus - The present invention provides a system and apparatus for transferring electronic data and/or power from one station to another by means of a transportable pod comprising a solid state memory device and further provided with an inductively linked, electrically insulated connector. The transportable pod comprises a battery which is used to power a remote host docking station, which may be used in an underwater environment for the collection of subsea data. The transportable pod can be transferred alternately from a home docking station, where it is charged up, and where it's stored data is uploaded and to a remote host docking station where is provides power, and where it collects and stores data collected by the remote host docking station.12-27-2012
20120326523WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - To increase efficiency of wireless power feeding to a moving object in wireless power feeding of a magnetic field resonance type. A wireless power feeder includes a plurality of feeding coils and a power feeding source (power transmission control circuit) provided in common to the plurality of feeding coils and feeds power from the plurality of feeding coils to a receiving coil by wireless. The plurality of feeding coils are adjacently arranged such that coil surfaces thereof partially overlap each other.12-27-2012
20120326522WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - To increase efficiency of wireless power feeding to a moving object in wireless power feeding. A wireless power feeder 12-27-2012
20120326521DETECTION OF AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE FOREIGN OBJECT IN AN INDUCTIVE TRANSMISSION PATH - A system for contactless inductive energy transmission includes a primary system and a secondary system. The primary system comprises a first modulation unit that is configured to convert an energy signal to a first modulated alternating voltage signal. Furthermore, the primary system comprises a primary element that is configured to inductively transmit the first modulated alternating voltage signal. The secondary system comprises a secondary element that is configured to receive the first modulated alternating voltage signal. Moreover, the primary system comprises a primary control unit and a first measuring unit configured to determine a first parameter of the system and to transmit it to the primary control unit. Therein, the primary control unit is configured, depending on the first parameter, to determine whether at least one electrically conductive foreign object is located in the inductive transmission path between the primary element and the secondary element.12-27-2012
20120319499CONTROL APPARATUS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTIVE LOAD - A control apparatus for an electromagnetic inductive load is a circuit in which a switching element that is PWM-controlled and the electromagnetic inductive load are connected together in series between a DC power supply and a ground. The control apparatus includes a current sensing unit which senses a regenerative current in an OFF time in a PWM driving operation, a current detecting unit which outputs a current detection signal when a sense current becomes smaller than a target current amount, a PWM signal generating unit which receives a clock signal and the current detection signal, and generates a PWM signal that is at a high or low level during a period from the current detection signal being smaller than the target current amount, to rising or falling of the clock signal, and a driving unit which controls to drive the switching element.12-20-2012
20120080957WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a receiving antenna configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted by a transmitting device and arranged to associate or dissociate with the transmitting device.04-05-2012
20120080956Wireless Energy Transfer Using Array of Resonant Objects - A system for exchanging energy wirelessly comprises an array of at least three objects having a resonant frequency, each object is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy, wherein each object in the array is arranged at a distance from all other objects in the array, such that upon receiving the energy the object is strongly coupled to at least one other object in the array via a resonant coupling of evanescent waves; and an energy driver for providing the energy at the resonant frequency to at least one object in the array, such that, during an operation of the system, the energy is distributed from the object to all other objects in the array.04-05-2012
20110241439WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a feeding coil L10-06-2011
20110241438WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is a wireless power transmission apparatus and method. The wireless power transmission apparatus may include a coupling unit to couple a reflected signal with respect to a transmitted resonance power, and a resonance point detecting unit to scan a frequency of the reflected signal to detect a resonance point. A resonance frequency of the source resonator may be controlled using the detected resonance point.10-06-2011
20100225173POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION CONTROL DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmission control device controls a power transmission device in a contactless power transmission system that transmits power from the power transmission device to a power reception device through electromagnetically coupling a primary coil and a secondary coil. The power transmission control device includes a power transmission driver control section that controls drive timings of a plurality of switching elements of a power transmission driver that drives the primary coil, the power transmission driver control section variably controlling the power to be transmitted from the power transmission device to the power reception device.09-09-2010
20100231053WIRELESS POWER RANGE INCREASE USING PARASITIC RESONATORS - Described herein are embodiments of a system that includes a first system including a high-Q resonator of a first size, transmitting wireless power via a magnetic field; and a repeater high-Q resonator, of a second size, transmitting said wireless power in an area.09-16-2010
20110266879APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS ENERGY USING META-MATERIAL STRUCTURES HAVING ZERO REFRACTIVE INDEX - Disclosed herein is an apparatus for transmitting and receiving wireless energy using meta-material structures having a zero refractive index. The apparatus includes a wireless energy transmission unit and a wireless energy reception unit. When external power is applied thereto, the wireless energy transmission unit generates wireless energy to be wirelessly transmitted, and then wirelessly transmits wireless energy, which is normally propagated radially when the generated wireless energy is transmitted, using a magnetic resonance method while concentrating the wireless energy in one direction.11-03-2011
20120319496PROXIMITY SENSING USING EHF SIGNALS - A system for sensing proximity using EHF signals may include a communication circuit configured to transmit via a transducer an EM signal at an EHF frequency, and a proximity sensing circuit configured to sense a nearby transducer field-modifying object by detecting characteristics of a signal within the communication circuit. A system for determining distance using EHF signals may include a detecting circuit coupled to a transmitting communication circuit and a receiving communication circuit, both communication circuits being mounted on a first surface. The transmitting communication circuit may transmit a signal toward a second surface, and the receiving communication circuit may receive a signal relayed from the second surface. The detecting circuit may determine distance between the first surface and a second surface based on propagation characteristics of the signals.12-20-2012
20130009489DEVICE FOR INDUCTIVE MULTI-INJECTION ON MULTIPLE CONDUCTORS - A transmission medium includes inductive couplers, signal lines, and conductors. Each of the signal lines is configured to receive a respective one of multiple input signals. Each of the signal lines extends through at least one of the inductive couplers and is configured to inductively transmit one of the input signals to the at least one of the inductive couplers. Each of the conductors is configured to extend through at least two of the inductive couplers. The conductors comprise a first conductor and a second conductor. The inductive couplers are configured to inductively transmit the input signals to the conductors to generate a first current and a second current. The first current flows in the first conductor and towards an output of the first conductor. The second current flows in the second conductor and towards an input of the second conductor.01-10-2013
20120326520COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - There is provided a communication apparatus including a magnetic sheet that includes an opening, a non-contract power supply coil that is disposed on the magnetic sheet, a high-frequency coupler that includes a coupling electrode, a ground, and a resonance unit configured to increase an amount of current flowing into the coupling electrode, and is configured such that the coupling electrode appears on the magnetic sheet via the opening, and a communication circuit unit that processes a high-frequency signal transmitted to and received from the coupling electrode.12-27-2012
20120319500ADAPTING PORTABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES TO RECEIVE POWER WIRELESSLY - Wireless power receiving apparatus 12-20-2012
20120326524NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A portable terminal is activated when receiving verification power transmitted in a contactless manner from a charger using electromagnetic coupling between the charger and the portable terminal. The portable terminal sends an electrical signal (wakeup frame) indicating activation immediately after being activated to the charger. Reception of the wakeup frame triggers the power transmitting device to start a verification process on the power receiving device and perform a detection process for a metal foreign object. After authentication is established, the charger transmits normal power to the portable terminal.12-27-2012
20120319497KIT OF PARTS, CONNECTION DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE - A kit of parts (12-20-2012
20120319498EFFICIENT ROBUST WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - A method or apparatus for transferring energy between a source coil and a drain coil, comprises setting an initial resonant frequency of the source coil as a first condition; setting the source coil and said drain coil in positions relative to each other to define an initial coupling coefficient therebetween, so that the initial coupling coefficient comprises a second condition; and adiabatically changing one or both of the conditions while pumping energy into the source coil. The source coil energy is transferred to the drain coil over the course of the adiabatic change.12-20-2012
20110278945RESONANCE DETECTION AND CONTROL WITHIN A WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM - Exemplary embodiments are directed to resonant frequency tuning. A device may include a coil for transmitting wireless power. The device may further include a transmit an element to selectively modify a resonant frequency of the transmitter according to at least one inserting the element into the transmit coil and inductively coupling the element to the transmit coil11-17-2011
20120091821ANTENNA APPARATUS - There is provided an antenna apparatus. A magnetic flux passing through a coil aperture of an antenna coil passes through a conductor aperture of a conductive layer, but the magnetic flux does not pass through the conductive layer. Accordingly, the magnetic flux is diverted to a path in which the conductor aperture of the conductive layer is the inside and the outer edge of the conductive layer is the outside. As a result, the magnetic flux passing through the coil aperture of the antenna coil makes a relatively large loop and links the inside and the outside of a coil conductor in an antenna in a communication partner with the antenna apparatus.04-19-2012
20120091820WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER WITHIN A CIRCUIT BREAKER - A wireless power service panel source includes power and control circuitry that receives power from a wired power connection at a position in a service panel, and generates an electronic drive signal at a frequency, f, and a source magnetic resonator configured to generate an oscillating magnetic field in response to the electronic drive signal, wherein the source magnetic resonator is configured to wirelessly transmit power to sensors in other positions within the service panel.04-19-2012
20120091819COMPUTER THAT WIRELESSLY POWERS ACCESSORIES - A wireless power source includes a computer display comprising a planar source resonator configured to receive power from the display, wherein the source resonator generates an oscillating magnetic field in a region surrounding the display when the display is powered on, and the source resonator delivers useful power to at least one device resonator in the region surrounding the display.04-19-2012
20120091818SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING BUS SUBSCRIBER MODULES WITH CONTACTLESS ENERGY AND DATA - A supply system for supplying in a contact-free manner electrical energy and data signals to a subscriber module, including a support member, a supply bar mounted on the support member, which supply bar supports primary energy and data interfaces, and at least one bus subscriber module mounted on the support member, which bus subscriber module includes secondary energy and data interfaces arranged adjacent and spaced from the primary energy and data interfaces, respectively, whereby electrical energy and data signals supplied to the primary interfaces are transmitted in a contact-free manner to the secondary interfaces, respectively. Preferably the support member is a mounting rail having an inverted top-hat configuration, with the supply bar being mounted longitudinally in the space defined by the horizontal bottom and vertical side walls of the mounting rail.04-19-2012
20120326519ADAPTIVE CONTROL METHOD AND ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLIED TO A RESONANT TANK - The invention relates to an adaptive controlling method for controlling energy supplied by an electrical source to a resonance tank that is connectable to an electric load. The method comprises the step of determining an energy amount to be supplied to the tank, based on information of energy in the resonance tank.12-27-2012
20120133214DIRECT FEEDING APPARATUS FOR IMPEDANCE MATCHING OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER USING THE SAME - A direct feeding apparatus for impedance matching of a wireless power transmission device includes a helical type resonator, and a feeding unit configured to directly feed power to a region having a relatively small current value as compared to a center of a conductive line of the resonator.05-31-2012
20090251008Power Exchange Device, Power Exchange Method, Program, and Power Exchange System - A power exchange device includes: a connection portion that is connected to another device; a wireless communication portion that performs wireless communication with a power exchange device in the vicinity; a power exchange portion that exchanges power with the power exchange device in the vicinity; a power management portion that causes the power exchanged by the power exchange portion to be input and output between the connection portion and the other device; and a power control portion that, after the wireless communication portion has performed the wireless communication with the power exchange device in the vicinity, controls whether to cause the power exchange portion to exchange power with the power exchange device in the vicinity depending on a power source state of the other device.10-08-2009
20120139359WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTING END CIRCUIT THEREOF - A transmitting end circuit includes a rectifying unit, a control unit, a resonant unit, a primary coil and an inductor unit. The control unit outputs a control signal to the rectifying unit. The resonant unit has a first end connected to the rectifying unit. The primary coil is connected to the resonant unit. The inductor unit is connected to a second end of the primary coil and the controlling unit.06-07-2012
20120139357Coupled Inductor Power Transfer System - Coupled inductor systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver inductors, or coils, are coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring power and/or data among them. In preferred implementations, the systems are used for transmitting both power and data in pairs of coupled coils. Primary side circuits in preferred embodiments of the systems of the invention employ Class D or Class G amplifiers.06-07-2012
20120139356DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS POWER SIGNAL IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - Various embodiments of a method for controlling a wireless power signal in a wireless power transmission device and related devices are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the method may include transmitting an object detecting signal via a transmission coil of the wireless power transmission device, receiving an object response signal in response to the object detecting signal via the transmission coil, and transmitting the wireless power signal to a wireless power receiving device via the transmission coil based on the object response signal. The method may also include detecting a voltage or a current of the transmission coil and changing the wireless power signal when a phase value of the voltage or the current of the transmission coil is changed by more than a predetermined value.06-07-2012
20120139355WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. Described are methods and designs for medical environments and devices. Wireless energy transfer is utilized to eliminate cords and power cables from operating instruments and electronic equipment requiring mobility.06-07-2012
20130009488NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND NEAR-FIELD ANTENNA FOR SAME - Disclosed is a structure for raising the Q-value of a near-field antenna used by a non-contact power transmission device that utilizes magnetic field coupling in the near field in a manner improving the efficiency of power transmission. The near-field antenna used by the non-contact power transmission device galvanically isolates a resonant circuit including a resonant first inductor 01-10-2013
20130015720RESONANT FREQUENCY CONTROL METHOD, ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE IN MAGNETIC RESONANT TYPE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - In a resonant frequency control method in a magnetic field resonant coupling type power transmission system transmitting an electric power from a power transmitting coil to a power receiving coil using magnetic field resonance, a high-speed, accurate and real-time adjustment of the resonant frequency of a coil is realized. The phase of a voltage supplied to a power transmitting coil and the phase of a current that flows in the power transmitting coil or a power receiving coil is detected and the resonant frequency of the power transmitting coil or the power receiving coil is varied such that the phase difference between them becomes a target value.01-17-2013
20130015719CORE ASSEMBLY FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAMEAANM Jung; Chun-KilAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Jung; Chun-Kil Seoul KRAANM Kuk; Yoon-SangAACI Gwacheon-siAACO KRAAGP Kuk; Yoon-Sang Gwacheon-si KR - A core assembly used for a wireless power transmitting device and a wireless power transmitting device having the same. The core assembly for the wireless power transmitting device includes: a main coil disposed at a first level; an auxiliary coil disposed at a lower side of the main coil such that the auxiliary coil is located at a second level lower than the first level, and including a first sub coil and a second sub coil, which respectively have a portion overlapped with the main coil and respectively have a size smaller than the main coil; and a core of a magnetic substance configured to accommodate the main coil and the auxiliary coil.01-17-2013
20130015718WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE FOR WIRELESS POWER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMAANM JUNG; Chun-KilAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP JUNG; Chun-Kil Seoul KRAANM KUK; Yoon-SangAACI Gwacheon-siAACO KRAAGP KUK; Yoon-Sang Gwacheon-si KR - A wireless power transmitting device for a wireless power communication system. The wireless power transmitting device includes: a circuit board including an insulating layer and a ground formed on the insulating layer; a core of a magnetic substance disposed on the circuit board to have a concave portion; a wire-wound coil accommodated in the concave portion to have one end for receiving a power through the circuit board and the other end connected to the ground; and a metal layer disposed between the core and the insulating layer to be connected to the ground.01-17-2013
20110140542RESONANCE POWER GENERATOR AND METHOD, AND RESONANCE POWER RECEIVER AND METHOD - Provided is a resonance power generator and a resonance power receiver, and methods thereof. The resonance power generator may include a frequency generator to receive a direct current (DC) voltage, and to generate a power carrier signal, a high voltage matching transformer to be adjusted to enable an output voltage to be greater than an input voltage, a high current matching transformer to be adjusted to enable an output current to be greater than an input current, a switching unit to switch between the high voltage matching transformer and the high current matching transformer, a control unit to control the switching unit in accordance with an input signal, and a power resonator to transmit a power to a target resonator.06-16-2011
20130020879POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND WAVEFORM MONITOR CIRCUIT FOR USE IN POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A power transmission device in a power transmission system including the power transmission device including a primary coil and a power reception device including a secondary coil, the primary coil being electromagnetically coupled to the secondary coil, to receive in the power reception device AC power transmitted from the power transmission device, comprises a waveform monitor circuit configured to detect an electric potential at one end of the primary coil and output a waveform monitor signal formed by restricting the detected electric potential to an electric potential which is equal to or higher than a ground electric potential; a waveform detection circuit configured to detect a waveform change in the waveform monitor signal input from the waveform monitor circuit; and a data detection circuit configured to detect data transmitted by load change by a load modulation unit in the power reception device based on a result of detection of the waveform change detected by the waveform detection circuit.01-24-2013
20130020877GRAPHENE-COATED COUPLING COIL FOR AC RESISTANCE REDUCTION - At least one graphene layer is formed to laterally surround a tube so that the basal plane of each graphene layer is tangential to the local surface of the tube on which the graphene layer is formed. An electrically conductive path is provided around the tube for providing high conductivity electrical path provided by the basal plane of each graphene layer. The high conductivity path can be employed for high frequency applications such as coupling coils for wireless power transmission to overcome skin depth effects and proximity effects prevalent in high frequency alternating current paths.01-24-2013
20130020878WIRELESS POWER COMPONENT SELECTION - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. The parameters of components of resonators in a system are calculated and adjusted. Some adjustments are performed using a temporary matching resistor chosen to simulate the loading of at least one additional resonator.01-24-2013
20130020876POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND POWER RECEPTION APPARATUS - A power transmitter includes a signal processor that externally obtains a reception power state signal depending on variation of a distance between transmission and reception coil units, a modulation controller configured to a modulation frequency for selecting a frequency band having maximum power transmission performance, based on the reception power state signal, a power signal generator that generates a power signal, and a modulator that modulates the power signal in response to the modulation frequency, the reception coil unit being configured to transmit the modulated signal. A power receiver includes a reception coil unit that receives a power signal, a power generator that generates power by receiving the power signal from the reception coil unit, and a signal generator that generates a reception power state signal depending on the generated power level and transmits the latter signal to a transmission coil unit corresponding to the reception coil unit.01-24-2013
20130134793WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND MULTI-MODE RESONATOR IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system and a multi-mode resonator in the wireless power transmission system are provided. The multi-mode resonator includes a transmission line portion including unit-cells, the unit-cells including respective ends connected to each other, and each of the unit-cells including a capacitor, an inductor connected in parallel to the capacitor, and a via. The multi-mode resonator further includes a ground conducting portion configured to provide an electrical ground to the transmission line portion through the via of each of the unit-cells.05-30-2013
20120242166SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRIC POWER FROM A WALL TO A LEAF HINGEABLY FASTENED TO SAID WALL - A system for transmitting electric power from a wall to a leaf hingeably fastened to the wall about a hinge axis includes a wall part fastened on the wall. A leaf part is fastened on the leaf. A primary coil is provided on the wall part. A secondary coil is provided on the leaf part. Primary electronics are configured to convert a power supply voltage into a primary voltage so as to act upon the primary coil. The primary voltage is suitable to generate a secondary voltage in the secondary coil by an inductive coupling. Secondary electronics are configured to convert the secondary voltage into an electric operating voltage suitable for at least one of an electric power supply mechanism and an electric consumer.09-27-2012
20120242164COUPLED INDUCTOR SYSTEM HAVING MULTI-TAP COIL - Coupled inductor signal transfer systems are disclosed in which transmitter and receiver coils are inductively coupled in a configuration for wirelessly transferring power and/or data signals. In preferred implementations, the systems may be used for transmitting both power and data. Preferred embodiments of the invention have at least one multi-tap coil on the primary side and/or secondary side of the system. The selection of taps enables the effective size and/or number of coils to be dynamically changed according to operational needs.09-27-2012
20120242162CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE OF LASER DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICE - A contactless power transmission structure of a laser distance measuring device, comprising: a first circuit board, disposed on a rotation disk on an upper portion of a main axis, and on said first circuit board is provided with a laser light tube and a lens; a second circuit board disposed at an end of said main axis; a third circuit board, fixed on a bottom seat and is not rotatable; two signal receivers and two signal transmitters, to transmit signals to said laser light tube and said lens, and receive signals sent from said laser light tube and said lens; a motor, located on a side of said main axis, is connected to said main axis through a conveyer belt to make it rotate, and that brings said rotation disk to rotate; and a power structure, connected electrically and supplies power to said first, second, and third circuit board.09-27-2012
20120242160SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING OUTPUT POWER OF A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER - Systems and methods for feedback control of output power in a wireless power transmitter are disclosed. According to one aspect, one of a voltage level at an input of a wireless power transmit coil and a level of current passing through the wireless power transmit coil are sensed. The wireless power transmitter includes a controller configured to adjust a component of the wireless power transmitter to maintain at least one of the level of current and the voltage level at a constant level.09-27-2012
20120242159MULTI-RESONATOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR APPLIANCES - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with electrically powering an appliance, and a third electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and movable relative to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator, wherein the third resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the third electromagnetic resonator from at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator.09-27-2012
20120242158WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSCEIVER - Disclosed are a wireless power transmitter capable of transmitting power wirelessly according to an impedance of an output side and a wireless power transceiver. There are provided a wireless power transmitter and a wireless power transceiver including: a wireless power transmitting unit converting input power into a preset transmission power and transmitting the converted input power wirelessly; and a controlling unit controlling a transmission of the transmission power according to a level of output impedance of the transmission power output from the wireless power transmitting unit.09-27-2012
20080231120Noncontact power transmission system and power transmitting device - A noncontact power transmission system having a power transmitting device including a primary coil and a power receiving device including a secondary coil, the primary coil and the secondary coil being electromagnetically coupled to each other and the power transmitting device configured to transmit electric power to the power receiving device, wherein the secondary coil contains a magnetic substance, the power transmitting device has a feeding section for feeding power to the primary coil and a self inductance detection section for detecting a change in the self inductance of the primary coil immediately after starting the feeding to the primary coil, wherein a feeding operation of the feeding section immediately after starting the feeding is determined based on a detection result of the self inductance detection section.09-25-2008
20130169058WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A wireless power transmission device includes a main body, a first position-limiting bulge, a second position-limiting bulge, and a closed transmitter coil. The first position-limiting bulge and the second position-limiting bulge are disposed within the main body. A space is defined between the first position-limiting bulge and the second position-limiting bulge. The closed transmitter coil is penetrated through the space. The two sides of the closed transmitter coil are respectively in contact with the first position-limiting bulge and the second position-limiting bulge, so that the closed transmitter coil is shaped as a dumbbell. Since the closed transmitter coil is shaped as a dumbbell, the magnetic flux can be uniformly generated by the electromagnetic effect when the closed transmitter coil is magnetized. Under this circumstance, the wireless charging efficiency is enhanced.07-04-2013
20130169059Dual Input Single Output Power Multiplexer for Near Field Communication Application - Generally, this disclosure provides systems, methods and platforms for power multiplexer switching operations. The system may include a near field communication (NFC) module configured to receive power through a radio frequency (RF) channel; a subscriber identity module (SIM) circuit configured with a supply voltage port; and a power multiplexer circuit configured to controllably couple the SIM circuit supply voltage port to the NFC module, wherein the NFC module provides a supply voltage to the SIM circuit such that the SIM circuit is operable in the absence of primary device power source.07-04-2013
20130169061APPLIANCE WITH A WIRELESS ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSMISSION DEVICE - The invention relates to electrical engineering. The technical result is to increase the operating efficiency of the wireless electrical energy transmission device and to reduce the potential hazard of the wireless electrical energy transmission device to humans. The essence of the invention is that in an appliance, which requires electrical power supply to operate, comprising at least one wireless electrical energy transmission device (WEETD), at least one specified WEETD is accommodated fully or partially inside specified appliance housing, herewith a wireless transmission of electrical energy to at least one technical mean, which is an integral part of the appliance, is carried out through at least one WEETD.07-04-2013
20080224544Electric power supply device, information processing device, and display device - There is disclosed an electric power supply device including: a plurality of coils that respectively generate alternating current signals depending on a variation in magnetic flux; a plurality of rectifying units that are respectively connected to the plurality of coils, to respectively convert the alternating current signals generated by the plurality of coils connected, into a plurality of direct current signals; a restriction unit that restricts reverse flow of the plurality of direct current signals converted by the plurality of rectifying units; an electric power supply unit that extracts and supplies electric power from the plurality of direct current signals flowing through the restriction unit; and an output unit that specifies a direct current signal at a highest level among the plurality of direct current signals converted by the plurality of rectifying units, and outputs electronic information specifying which of the plurality of coils is connected to one of the plurality of rectifying units that has generated the direct current signal at the highest level.09-18-2008
20080224543Non-contact signal transmission apparatus - A non-contact signal transmission apparatus transmits electric power and a signal in a non-contact manner via magnetic induction. The apparatus includes: a pair of annular electric power cores provided in opposing relationship to each other; a pair of electric power coils respectively provided in an annular form at one of the pair of electric power cores; and a pair of signal coils respectively provided in an annular form inside one of the pair of electric power cores. Relative permeability inside and around the signal coils is lower than relative permeability of the electric power cores.09-18-2008
20130169060CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A non-contact power transmission apparatus accurately determines the kind of object that is placed on the charging deck of the non-contact power transmission apparatus, and, only when a non-contact power receiving apparatus is placed on the power transmission apparatus, allows power transmission and data communication to take place, thereby accurately determining the state of the receiver side and efficiently controlling the transmission of power. In the power transmission apparatus, the power supplied to the non-contact power receiving apparatus is measured, and the output power of the wireless power signal output from two different cores is controlled, thereby allowing the charging operation to be stably conducted even if the non-contact power receiving apparatus is moved anywhere on the power transmission apparatus. The power transmission apparatus improves both the reliability of operation of the non-contact charging system, and the competitiveness of related products, such as portable terminals, battery packs and the like.07-04-2013
20130169062CONTACTLESS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY DEVICE - This contactless electricity supply device, which contactlessly performs charging of the battery (07-04-2013
20130175876NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Provided is a non-contact power transmission apparatus that can be made thinner without any drop in power transmission efficiency.07-11-2013
20130175877POWER SUPPLYING MODULE FOR CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE, METHOD FOR USING POWER SUPPLYING MODULE OF CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POWER SUPPLYING MODULE OF CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE - Coil units equipped with primary coils having the same specification are provided in a power feeding module. Coil-unit intermeshing recess sections are formed on a printed circuit board to match each of the coil units. Pads for joining together with electrodes formed on the coil units are formed on the bottom faces of each of the coil-unit intermeshing recess sections. A plurality of coil units can be mounted onto the printed circuit board easily, by fitting each of the coil units into each of the coil-unit intermeshing recess sections and joining them together, which will enable manufacturing efficiency to be improved.07-11-2013
20130175872Power Transmission - An improved device and system for power transmission. A power transmission device comprises a primary winding magnetically coupled to a resonant secondary which comprises a plurality of magnetic resonators, each magnetic resonator comprising a magnetic winding. The magnetic resonators are connected in series and arranged so that the magnetic axis of each magnetic resonator is coupled to the primary winding. In operation, a power source supplies alternating current at an operating frequency to the primary of a power transmission device used as a transmitter. A load is coupled to the primary of a power transmission device used as a receiver. Collectors may be coupled to either or both of the transmit or receive device. A return line may be coupled to either or both of the transmit or receive device.07-11-2013
20130175873METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING ENERGY BASED ON FRAME - An apparatus for wirelessly transmitting energy based on a frame is provided. The apparatus includes a transmitter configured to transmit, to at least one reception device, energy in a frame unit through a mutual resonance between a source resonator and a plurality of target resonators, and a controller configured to determine information included in the frame based on whether energy is transmitted to the at least one reception device, or based on whether data is transmitted to the at least one reception device.07-11-2013
20130175874WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR PROMOTIONAL ITEMS - A wireless energy transfer system includes a source with at least one repeater resonator to extend the active area of the source. The repeater resonator coils and the source resonator coils are positioned with overlap of adjacent resonator coils of the source to reduce or eliminate dead spots within the active area.07-11-2013
20130175875WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - A wireless power transfer system for computer peripherals, includes a source magnetic resonator, integrated into a source station and connected to a power source and power and control circuitry, and a device magnetic resonator, integrated into a computer peripheral wherein power is transferred non-radiatively from the source magnetic resonator to the device magnetic resonator, and wherein the source magnetic resonator is configured to transfer power during predefined intervals.07-11-2013
20080217999SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOOD PREPARATION - A food preparation system includes a non-contact power supply for energizing a cooking appliance. The food preparation system includes a communication system for enabling communication between a food appliance and the system. The appliance transmits an identifier to the system. If the appliance does not have a transmitter, the system attempts to determine the type of appliance from a characterization of the power consumption by the appliance. If the appliance cannot be characterized, the food preparation system can be operated manually.09-11-2008
20120248889POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - According to one exemplary embodiment, a power transmitting apparatus is provided with: a plurality of resonators configured to resonate at resonance frequencies which differs from one another, respectively; a plurality of exciters each configured to cause an associated one of the plurality of resonators to excite alternating current; and a controller configured to drive at least one of the plurality of exciters.10-04-2012
20120248888WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH RESONATOR ARRAYS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - A medical device-powering wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply includes, a load configured to power an implantable medical device using electrical power, and a second electromagnetic resonator adapted to be housed within the medical device and configured to be coupled to the load, at least one other electromagnetic resonator configured with the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator in an array of electromagnetic resonators to distribute power over an area, and wherein the second electromagnetic resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to the first electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the second electromagnetic resonator from the first electromagnetic resonator.10-04-2012
20120248886MULTI-RESONATOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER TO MOBILE DEVICES - A mobile wireless receiver for use with a first electromagnetic resonator coupled to a power supply and a second electromagnetic resonator coupled to at least one of a power supply and the first electromagnetic resonator. The mobile wireless receiver includes a load associated with a mobile device such that the load delivers electrical energy to the mobile device, and a third electromagnetic resonator configured to be coupled to the load and movable relative to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator, wherein the third resonator is configured to be wirelessly coupled to at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator to provide resonant, non-radiative wireless power to the third electromagnetic resonator from at least one of the first electromagnetic resonator and the second electromagnetic resonator.10-04-2012
20120248883RECONFIGURABLE COIL TECHNIQUES - Techniques are disclosed involving reconfigurable coils. Such coils may be used in applications, including (but not limited to) wireless charging and near field communications (NFC). For instance, a reconfigurable coil may include a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. Two or more configurations may be established. These configurations may correspond to particular current paths. For example, in a circular configuration, a path is provided having the same rotational sense in both first and second conductive portions. However, in a figure eight configuration, a path is provided having a first rotational sense in the first conductive portion and a second rotational sense in the second conductive portion. A switch coupled between these portions may set the coil's configuration. Configurations may be selected based on one or more operating conditions involving the coil.10-04-2012
20130134794WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING POWER THEREOF - Disclosed are a wireless power transmitter and a method of transmitting power thereof. The wireless power transmitter to wirelessly transmit power to a wireless power receiver includes a transmission coil to receive power from a power supply apparatus, and a transmission resonance unit to transmit the power received therein from the transmission coil to the wireless power receiver using resonance. The transmission resonance unit includes an inner loop, and an outer loop connected to the inner loop while surrounding the inner loop.05-30-2013
20130134792DETECTING DEVICE, POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND DETECTING METHOD - Disclosed herein is a detecting device including a coil electromagnetically coupled to the external, a resonant circuit that includes at least the coil, and a detecting section that superimposes a measurement signal for measuring the Q-factor of the resonant circuit on a power transmission signal transmitted to the coil in a contactless manner and removes the power transmission signal from an alternating-current signal obtained by superimposing the measurement signal on the power transmission signal. The detecting section measures the Q-factor by using the alternating-current signal from which the power transmission signal is removed.05-30-2013
20130134798DEVICE FOR DETECTING AND SIGNALING A CHANGE IN THE STATE OF A PUSH BUTTON - A device for detecting and signalling a change of state of a push-button, for example of emergency stop type. The device is in a form of an attachment that can be removed from the push-button and includes: an electrical energy generator housed in a casing of the device and configured to cooperate with a control head of the push-button to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy; and a wireless transmitter to send a message to a remote receiver, the wireless transmitter being housed in the casing and electrically connected to the electrical energy generator.05-30-2013
20130113296WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, RESONATOR IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND RESONATOR DESIGN METHOD FOR OPTIMUM POWER DIVISION - A wireless power transmission system, a resonator in the wireless power transmission system, and a resonator design method for optimum power division are provided. A power receiver of the wireless power transmission system, includes a resonator configured to receive a power from a power transmitter. The power receiver further includes a power supply configured to supply the received power to a load. A figure of merit (FOM) of the resonator corresponds to a power dividing ratio of the power transmitter.05-09-2013
20130093258ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER EQUIPPED IN THE SAME - A wireless power receiver for receiving power from a wireless power transmitter using resonance according to the embodiment includes a reception resonant coil resonance-coupled with a transmission resonant coil of the wireless power transmitter for receiving the power, a reception induction coil coupled with the reception resonant coil for receiving the power, and a connecting unit, and the reception resonant coil includes at least one conductive line having one end and an opposite end being open with each other, and the connecting unit couples the one end and the opposite end of each conductive line with each other so that the reception resonant coil forms a closed loop.04-18-2013
20130093259INDUCTIIVE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A power supplying device (04-18-2013
20130093254WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A feeding coil circuit 04-18-2013
20130093256Modulation Circuit and Method - The present invention provides a modulation circuit and a method for modulating a wireless power transfer circuit. The modulation circuit has a switching circuit having a first state and a second state. The modulation circuit also has a modulation mode in which the first state defines a normal state and the second state defines an operative state. In the operative state, the modulation circuit modulates an electrical parameter of the wireless power transfer circuit in a modulation direction. The modulation circuit is configured to apply a trial modulation to the electrical parameter to determine whether the modulation direction is in a desired modulation direction. The modulation circuit is also configured to apply a modulation translation if the modulation direction is not in the desired modulation direction, with the modulation translation changing the modulation mode such that the modulation direction is in the desired modulation direction.04-18-2013
20130093253COUNTER WOUND INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - A contactless power supply is provided. The contactless power supply includes two or more primary coils for generating a region of cooperative magnetic flux generally therebetween. A portable device having a secondary coil can be positioned proximate this region of magnetic flux to receive wireless power from the contactless power supply. The spaced-apart primary coils can be wound in alternating directions about a common axis and driven in phase, or can be wound in a single direction about a common axis and driven approximately 180 degrees out of phase. The contactless power supply can include a plurality of primary coils in an adjustable array to accommodate multiple portable devices each with different secondary configurations and power consumption needs.04-18-2013
20130113297MAGNETIC COUPLING UNIT AND MAGNETIC COUPLING SYSTEM - There are provided a magnetic coupling unit and a magnetic coupling system which are capable of reducing energy loss when operations using magnetic coupling between magnetic devices are performed. The magnetic coupling unit includes: one or more magnetic devices each capable of being magnetically coupled with other magnetic device in other unit; and one or more coupling reinforcing sections each reinforcing the magnetic coupling.05-09-2013
20130113298WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON IMPEDANCE MATCHING CONDITION - A wireless power transmission system and a method based on an impedance matching condition are provided. A source device of the wireless power transmission system, includes a power converter configured to generate power. The source device further includes a resonator configured to transmit the power to a target device. A ratio of an input impedance of the resonator to an output impedance of the power converter is less than a reference value.05-09-2013
20130093255WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER - A wireless power transmitter according to an embodiment includes a coil and a capacitor which resonate with a wireless power receiver. The coil includes a plurality of cell groups and a core which connects the cell groups with each other. Each of the cell groups includes a plurality of cells. Each of the cells is configured such that magnetic field generated by currents flowing through the cells are formed in a same direction. Each of the cell groups is adjacent to at least one cell group. Each of the cell groups and the core are configured as one conductive wire.04-18-2013
20130093257METHOD FOR DETECTING METAL FOREIGN OBJECT IN CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, AND CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A contactless power supply system includes a power supply areas, each provided with a primary coil and a primary authentication coil. The primary coil and primary authentication coil are arranged at different locations. An electric appliance includes a power reception area provided with a secondary coil and a secondary authentication coil. The secondary coil and the secondary verification coil are arranged at different locations. The presence of a metal foreign object is detected between the primary coil and secondary coil based on a transmission oscillation signal generated by the primary coil, and the presence of a metal foreign object is detected between the primary authentication coil and secondary authentication coil based on an authentication oscillation signal generated by the primary authentication coil.04-18-2013
20130093252COUNTER WOUND INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - A contactless power supply is provided. The contactless power supply includes two or more primary coils for generating a region of cooperative magnetic flux generally therebetween. A portable device having a secondary coil can be positioned proximate this region of magnetic flux to receive wireless power from the contactless power supply. The spaced-apart primary coils can be wound in alternating directions about a common axis and driven in phase, or can be wound in a single direction about a common axis and driven approximately 180 degrees out of phase. The contactless power supply can include a plurality of primary coils in an adjustable array to accommodate multiple portable devices each with different secondary configurations and power consumption needs.04-18-2013
20130099587WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR PACKAGING - A packaged product includes a product, a product packaging at least partially covering the product, a device resonator integrated with the product packaging for receiving wireless energy from a source resonator and an electrical component coupled to the device resonator to receive the wireless energy from the device resonator.04-25-2013
20130099589SHIELDING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - Disclosed are a shielding apparatus and a wireless power transmission apparatus. The shielding apparatus included in a wireless power transmission apparatus for transmitting power to a wireless power reception apparatus in wireless includes a first shielding unit changing a transmission path of a portion of a magnetic field generated from a transmission coil of the wireless power transmission apparatus, and a second shielding unit shielding the portion of the magnetic field which has passed through the first shielding unit. The second shielding unit is placed on the first shielding unit. A real component value of permeability of the first shielding unit is greater than an imaginary component value of the permeability of the first shielding unit, and an imaginary component value of permeability of the second shielding unit is greater than a real component value of the permeability of the second shielding unit.04-25-2013
20130099588WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER FOR ADJUSTING MAGNITUDE OF WIRELESS POWER - A wireless power receiver for wirelessly receiving power from a wireless power supplier includes a power receiver for receiving wireless power from the wireless power supplier and storing the wireless power for a first time period, a rectifier connected to the power receiver for rectifying the wireless power, a power adjuster connected to the rectifier and an output end, for adjusting a magnitude of the wireless power by enabling the power receiver to store the wireless power for the first time period and delivering the wireless power to the output end for a second time period, and a controller for determining the first and second time periods.04-25-2013
20130099585SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIMITING VOLTAGE IN WIRELESS POWER RECEIVERS - This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for the limiting of voltage in wireless power receivers. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a power transfer component configured to receive power wirelessly from a transmitter. The apparatus further includes a circuit coupled to the power transfer component and configured to reduce a received voltage when activated. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to activate the circuit when the received voltage reaches a first threshold value and configured to deactivate the circuit when the received voltage reaches a second threshold value. The apparatus further includes an antenna configured to generate a signal to the transmitter that signals to the transmitter that the received voltage reached the first threshold value.04-25-2013
20130099586POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE, POWER RECEPTION DEVICE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - A power transmission apparatus includes a power transmission device having a power transmission amount detecting unit that transmits power and detects a power transmission amount, a power transmission device communication unit that communicates with a power reception device, and a power transmission device controller that calculates power transmission efficiency from the power transmission amount and a power reception amount and stops transmitting power if it is determined that a relationship between the power transmission amount and the power transmission efficiency lies out of an operable region, and the power reception device having a power reception amount detecting unit that receives power from the power transmission device and detects the power reception amount, a power reception device communication unit that communicates with the power transmission device, and a power reception device controller that transmits the power reception amount to the power transmission device via the power reception device communication unit.04-25-2013
20130099583AMPLIFICATION RELAY DEVICE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE AND A RADIO ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS USING THE DEVICE - Provided is an amplifying repeater to intensify and amplify a magnetic field of electromagnetic waves. Also provided is a wireless power conversion charging device using the magnetic field of electromagnetic waves, which is located between an electromagnetic wave generating source transmitter and a receiving coil or attached to a transmitter and a receiving coil. Accordingly, charging power for various electronic devices can be provided and power can be wirelessly supplied to various loads.04-25-2013
20130099592CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM AND METAL FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE OF CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - A contactless power supplying system, which excites a primary coil of a power supplying device to generate an induced electromotive force at a secondary coil of an appliance arranged on the device and supply the induced electromotive force to a load of the appliance, includes a metal foreign object detection device. The metal foreign object detection device includes an antenna coil, an oscillation circuit, and a detection circuit. The oscillation circuit includes a component having a design value that generates oscillation in a range of oscillation conditions from immediately after the oscillation circuit starts to generate oscillation to just before a stable and continuous oscillation condition. The detection circuit detects a suspension of the oscillation or an attenuation in amplitude of the oscillation based on a change in an electric characteristic of the antenna coil caused by a metal foreign object on the power supplying device.04-25-2013
20130099591RECEIVED POWER CONVERSION DEVICE FOR RESONANT WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM - Provided is a received power conversion device for a resonant wireless charging system, including a wireless power receiver for receiving wireless power from a wireless power transmission device, a rectifier for rectifying power in an Alternating Current (AC) form received in the wireless power receiver into a Direct Current (DC), a free-wheeling switching unit for switching according to a switching control signal to form a path for free-wheeling the power in the AC form, a feedback circuit fed back with an output signal of a corresponding power conversion device to detect a level of the output signal, and a controller for controlling switching of the free-wheeling switching unit according to the output level detected by the feedback circuit.04-25-2013
20110266882POWER GENERATING APPARATUS, POWER GENERATING SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS - A power generator includes: a power generating section 11-03-2011
20130181543METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALS BETWEEN A WALL AND A LEAF FASTENED TO THIS WALL USING HINGES AROUND A HINGE AXIS - A method for transmitting a signal between a wall and a leaf hinged to the wall around an articulation axis includes providing a first signal transmission coil comprising a face side on the wall or on the leaf. A second signal transmission coil comprising a face side is provided on the wall or on the leaf. A carrier voltage is modulated via the signal to be transmitted so as to obtain a modulated carrier voltage. The modulated carrier voltage is applied to the first signal transmission coil so as to generate a secondary voltage modulated by the signal to be transmitted in the second signal transmission coil via an inductive coupling. The first signal transmission coil and the second signal transmission coil are arranged symmetrically with respect to the articulation axis and to face each another on their respective face sides.07-18-2013
20130127258WIRELESS ENERGY RECEIVER/TRANSMITTER/SYSTEM AND WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSMISSION METHOD - A wireless energy transmission system includes a wireless energy transmitting device and a wireless energy receiving device configured to receive power from the wireless energy transmitting device through a magnetic field. The wireless energy transmitting device includes a signal generator configured to include a resonator including at least one inductor and at least one capacitor and to generate at least two signals having a 90-degree phase difference from each other. The wireless energy receiving device includes a frequency adjustor configured to match a frequency between the wireless energy transmitting device and the wireless energy receiving device.05-23-2013
20130127259DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION - A device for inductive power transmission includes an oscillating circuit having an inductance and a capacitance, a power component for exciting an electric oscillation in the oscillating circuit, a determination unit for determining an input current of the power component, and a frequency shifting unit designed to vary a resonant frequency of the oscillating circuit.05-23-2013
20130127255CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING DEVICE - A user can be notified with an indicator of information related to a power supplying device. More specifically, the user can be notified by the activation of an LED that nothing is arranged on a power supplying surface. Further, the user can acknowledge from activation of two LEDs that a power receiving device or the like is arranged on the power supplying surface and that the presence of the power receiving device is recognized by the power supplying device. The use can also acknowledge from the activation of an LED that a foreign object of metal or the like is located between the power supplying device and the power receiving device. Further, the user can acknowledge from the activation of LEDs the power supplying coil that is being supplied with power.05-23-2013
20130127252Wireless Energy Transfer with Perfect Magnetic Conductors - A system that transfers energy wirelessly includes a transmitter of the energy and a receiver of the energy. A housing made of a material that approximates properties of a perfect magnetic conductor. The housing is arranged to direct a magnetic field from the transmitter to the receiver to improve an efficiency of the energy transfer from the transmitter to the receiver.05-23-2013
20130127254CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLYING SYSTEM - The position and orientation of a power receiving coil are estimated based on a presence detection level of each power supplying coil. A power supplying pattern in which an output of the power receiving device becomes maximal is selected for the position and orientation and power is supplied in the power supplying pattern. Accordingly, power can be supplied to the power receiving device with high efficiency regardless of the position and orientation of the power receiving coil.05-23-2013
20130127253TRANSCUTANEOUS POWER TRANSMISSION UTILIZING NON-PLANAR RESONATORS - A system for omni-orientational wireless energy transfer is described. A transmitter unit has a transmitter resonator with a coil that is configured to be coupled to a power supply to wirelessly transmit power to a receiver unit. A receiver unit has a receiver resonator with a coil coupled to a device load. At least one of the resonators is a non-planar resonator that spans a non-degenerate two-dimensional surface having at least one concave portion.05-23-2013
20130140906ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An electronic apparatus includes a communication unit that performs wireless communication, a load unit, a power receiving unit that wirelessly receives power from a power supply apparatus, and a control unit that controls to limit a supply of power to the load unit if the communication unit transmits data to the power supply apparatus.06-06-2013
20130140908Wireless Energy Transfer with Metamaterials - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system configured to exchange energy wirelessly. The system includes a structure configured to exchange the energy wirelessly via a coupling of evanescent waves, wherein the structure is electromagnetic (EM) and non-radiative, and wherein the structure generates an EM near-field in response to receiving the energy; and a metamaterial arranged within the EM near-field such that the coupling is enhanced.06-06-2013
20110273026ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY WITH COMMUNICATION - An adaptive inductive ballast is provided with the capability to communicate with a remote device powered by the ballast. To improve the operation of the ballast, the ballast changes its operating characteristics based upon information received from the remote device. Further, the ballast may provide a path for the remote device to communicate with device other than the adaptive inductive ballast.11-10-2011
20110273025INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH OVERLAPPING COILS - A power supply coil is provided in a specified area of a power supply station, and a power receiving coil is provided on a vehicle. The power supply coil has a rectangular shape that is long in direction y and the power receiving coil has a rectangular shape that is long in direction x when viewed from the direction of the coil axis. The resonant frequency of the power receiving coil coil is set to be the same as the resonant frequency of the power supply coil.11-10-2011
20130147283POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A power transmission device includes a first coil and a second coil. The first coil emits a first electromagnetic wave. The second coil is arranged at a position where a center axis of the first coil and a center axis of the second coil are not overlapped to each other and emits a second electromagnetic wave having a strength distribution with a polarity opposite to a polarity of a strength distribution of the first electromagnetic wave.06-13-2013
20110210620CONTACTLESS POWER RECEPTION CIRCUIT AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANMISSION SYSTEM - This disclosure provides a contactless power reception circuit that includes a power reception part, a voltage rectifying part, a voltage transforming part and a load modulation part. The voltage transforming part includes a smoothing capacitor, a DCDC converter and a backflow prevention device. The power reception part is couplable with an electromagnetic field adjacent to the contactless power reception circuit. The rectifying part rectifies a voltage output from the power reception part, the voltage transforming part transforms rectified voltage from the rectifying part, and the load modulation circuit conducts a load modulation while signals are transmitted. The smoothing capacitor smoothes a voltage input to the voltage transforming part, the DCDC converter transforms voltage smoothed by the smoothing capacitor, and the backflow prevention device prevents backflow of charge from the smoothing capacitor while the signals are transmitted to a contactless power transmission circuit.09-01-2011
20110210616Binary impedance method - An electrical circuit, two methods and two energy transformation processes are disclosed in support of invention of the electrical motor apparatus disclosed in which the electrical energy provided to operate the motor is recycled and reused by the invented circuitry incorporated in the Binary Torque Motor.09-01-2011
20130127256WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING POWER IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM BASED ON DETECTION PARAMETER - A wireless power transmission system, and a method of controlling power in the wireless power transmission system based on a detection parameter are provided. The method includes transmitting a request signal to a device. The method further includes receiving, from the device, a response signal corresponding to the request signal, the response signal including a parameter of the device. The method further includes generating an operation power based on the parameter of the device, the operation power being used for an operation of the device.05-23-2013
20080197713Power transmission control device, power transmission device, electronic instrument, and non-contact power transmission system - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device of a non-contact power transmission system includes a drive clock signal generation circuit that generates a drive clock signal that specifies a drive frequency of a primary coil, a driver control circuit that generates a driver control signal based on the drive clock signal and outputs the driver control signal to a transmission driver, a waveform adjusting circuit that outputs a waveform adjusting signal of an induced voltage signal of the primary coil, a pulse width detection circuit that receives the waveform adjusting signal and the drive clock signal and detects pulse width information relating to the waveform adjusting signal, and a control circuit that detects a change in secondary-side load based on the detected pulse width information.08-21-2008
20080197712Power transmission control device, power transmission device, electronic instrument, and non-contact power transmission system - A power transmission control device provided in a power transmission device of a non-contact power transmission system includes an amplitude detection circuit that detects amplitude information that relates to an induced voltage signal of a primary coil, an A/D conversion circuit that performs A/D conversion of the amplitude information, and a control circuit. The A/D conversion circuit performs A/D conversion of a detected voltage detected by the amplitude detection circuit at a conversion timing and determines digital data relating to a reference threshold voltage, the conversion timing being a timing after a given period has expired from a timing when the detected voltage has exceeded a provisional voltage. The control circuit performs at least one of data detection that detects data that has been transmitted from a power reception device by means of load modulation, foreign object detection, and detachment detection using the digital data relating to the reference threshold voltage.08-21-2008
20080197711Electronic device - An electronic device having at least a loop-shaped electric conductor generating electric power by electromagnetic induction is provided. The electronic device includes a voltage-detecting unit, a voltage-comparing unit and a separating unit. The voltage-detecting unit is configured to detect a voltage generated in the electric conductor by the electromagnetic induction. The voltage-comparing unit is configured to make a comparison between the voltage detected by the voltage-detecting unit and a predetermined reference voltage and determining whether the voltage detected by the voltage-detecting unit exceeds the predetermined reference voltage. The separating unit is configured to break an electric connection between the electronic conductor and an electronic circuit connecting to the electric conductor when the voltage-comparing unit determines that the voltage detected by the voltage-detecting unit exceeds the predetermined reference voltage.08-21-2008
20080197710Transmission Of Power Supply For Robot Applications Between A First Member And A Second Member Arranged Rotatable Relative To One Another - A process media transfer unit for an industrial robot including a first part for attachment to a first robot part, and a second part for attachment to a second robot part. The first and second parts being coaxially arranged about a common axis and separated by an airgap to provide an endless rotation relative to each other.08-21-2008
20110227420WIRELESS POWER FEEDER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - Power is fed from a power feeding coil L09-22-2011
20110248575TELEVISION SYSTEM WITH WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION FUNCTION, TELEVISION SET, AND SET-TOP BOX - A television (TV) system with a wireless power transmission function is provided. The TV system includes a TV set, a set-top box (STB) and a shielding unit. The STB includes a source resonating unit and the TV set includes a target resonating unit to receive a resonance power from the source resonating unit. The shielding unit may be configured to focus a magnetic field to the target resonating unit, where the magnetic is field radiated by the source resonating unit.10-13-2011
20110248574MOBILE TYPE NON-CONTACT POWER FEEDING DEVICE - A non-contact power feeding device feeds power from a power transmission coil to a power receiving coil based on a mutual induction effect of electromagnetic induction. In such a non-contact power feeding device, power can be fed to the power receiving coil by a mobile power feeding method whereby the power receiving coil is moved corresponding to the stationary power transmission coil through an air gap in the case of power feeding. The power transmission coil and the power receiving coil are respectively formed in a loop-shaped flat structure. A crossover coil is adopted to serve as the power transmission coil. The crossover coil is formed in a long loop shape along the direction of movement of the power receiving side and is crossed along the way to provide a plurality of units. It is however to be noted that a resonant repeating coil can be used together with the power transmission coil to adopt the crossover coil as its repeating coil.10-13-2011
20110248572POWER FEEDING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS TRANSFER OF POWER - A power feeding apparatus, power receiving apparatus, wireless power feeding system, and method for wireless transfer of power are provided. The power feeding apparatus includes an impedance detector, a controller, a power transmitter, a variable matching circuit, and a signal transmitter. The controller is configured to provide first control information and second control information based on an impedance detected by the impedance detector. The power feeding apparatus' variable matching circuit is configured to change a variable diameter of a power feeding coil according to the first control information. The power receiving apparatus includes a power receiver, a signal receiver, and a variable matching circuit. The power receiving apparatus' variable matching circuit is configured to change a variable diameter of a power feeding coil according to the second control information provided by the power feeding apparatus.10-13-2011
20130147280WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A wireless power system and method are provided that employ a hybrid approach to adjusting transmission power to take advantages of the best features of frequency mode adjusting and duty cycle mode adjusting. The wireless system and method attempt to modify duty cycle as a first adjustment, unless the duty cycle adjustment causes the duty cycle to be outside a predefined range. If the duty cycle adjustment causes the duty cycle to be outside a predefined range, the wireless system and method employ frequency mode adjusting to adjust transmission power.06-13-2013
20130147279Wireless Power Transmission with Improved Modulation Ripple - A wireless power receiver receives electrical power via electromagnetic field coupling from a wireless power transmitter. During communication time periods, the power receiver alters the electromagnetic field in a manner that the power transmitter can detect as a string of logic bits in a communication bit stream for sending data to the power transmitter. During pause time periods when data is not being sent to the power transmitter, the power receiver alters the electromagnetic field in a manner that the power transmitter does not detect as a string of logic bits (e.g. at a rate outside a communication frequency band). In some embodiments, a ripple is reduced in a voltage produced by the wireless power receiver from the electromagnetic field during the communication and pause time periods.06-13-2013
20130147281CONTACTLESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - A contactless power feeding system includes a power transmitting device and a power receiving device. The power transmitting device includes a first AC power source configured to generate an AC power with a first frequency, a second AC power source configured to generate an AC power with a second frequency which is different from the first frequency, a first electromagnetic induction coil, and a first resonant coil. The power receiving device includes a second resonant coil, a second electromagnetic induction coil, and a power storage unit. Power is wirelessly supplied to the power storage unit at the second frequency by a magnetic resonance phenomenon which occurs between the first resonant coil and the second resonant coil.06-13-2013
20130147282ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An electronic apparatus includes a first power receiving unit that wirelessly receives power from a power supply apparatus, and a control unit that supplies, to the power supply apparatus, data for controlling supply of power from the power supply apparatus according to a mode of the electronic apparatus.06-13-2013
20100289342Space-Based Power Systems And Methods - Power supply satellites may be launched to LEO and boosted to GEO using power generated on board from solar insolation. A cluster of power production satellites may be operated as a phased antenna array to deliver power to one or more ground-based facilities, which may be located in different time zones.11-18-2010
20100308665ENERGY TRANSFER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD - A energy transfer arrangement including a first energy surface, a second energy surface, first means for transferring energy from the first energy surface to the second energy surface, and second means for transferring energy from the second energy surface to a terminal device.12-09-2010
20120274151SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRIC POWER, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING ELECTRIC POWER, STORAGE MEDIUM AND PROGRAM - An electric power supply system includes an electric power reception apparatus and an electric power supply apparatus adapted to supply electric power to the electric power reception apparatus when the electric power reception apparatus is placed on the electric power supply apparatus. The electric power supply apparatus includes a plurality of electric power supply units adapted to supply electric power by electromagnetic induction to the electric power reception apparatus. A selection unit of the electric power supply apparatus selects, from the total plurality of electric power supply units, a plurality of electric power supply units whose location corresponds to a position where the electric power reception apparatus is placed, and a control unit controls the supply of electric power such that electric power is supplied to the electric power reception apparatus from the selected plurality of electric power supply units.11-01-2012
20120274150WIRELESS POWER INTERFACE AND DEVICE - A wireless power interface includes first coil, a plurality of coils, and a control module. Each of the plurality of coils has a different orientation with respect to at least one axis of a multi-dimensional axis system. The control module is configured to enable at least one of the plurality of coils based on electro-magnetic coupling between the first coil and the at least one of the plurality of coils such that power is derived via the electro-magnetic coupling.11-01-2012
20120274149WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power transmission system according to the present disclosure includes: a pair of antennas, between which power is transmissible wirelessly by resonant magnetic coupling at a frequency f11-01-2012
20120274148CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME - There are provided a contactless power transmission device and an electronic device having the same. The contactless power transmission device includes: a flexible substrate; a coil unit formed in the flexible substrate and including a coil part formed to have a wiring pattern form and having a plurality of coil strands connected in parallel with each other to thereby form a single coil pattern; and a circuit unit formed in the flexible substrate and electrically connected to the coil unit.11-01-2012
20120274147WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSMISSION USING NEAR-FIELD ENERGY - Techniques are described for wireless energy transmission and projecting magnetic fields over relatively long near-fields. In one example, a device for transmitting near-field energy comprises at least one source that generates a radiofrequency (RF) signal, an antenna that generates near-field signals from the RF signal, and a plurality of sub-wavelength sized elements that form a lens in communication with the antenna that captures the near-field signals, generates near-field energy, and re-directs the near-field energy toward an object in the near-field of the lens, where the sub-wavelength sized elements are disposed about the antenna.11-01-2012
20110234014Antenna module and electronic apparatus - Provided is an antenna module including: an antenna coil having a first pattern width; a magnetic sheet, which includes a first surface on which the antenna coil is to be arranged, and has a first distance being a distance on the first surface between an edge of the first surface and the antenna coil, the first distance being twice or more as large as the first pattern width; and a conductor, which includes a second surface on which the magnetic sheet is to be arranged while a surface opposite to the first surface of the magnetic sheet faces the second surface, and has a second distance being a distance on the second surface between an edge of the second surface and the antenna coil, the second distance being equal to or larger than the first distance.09-29-2011
20110234013Communication device, communication method and communication system - A communication device including: a first slave communication section performing first communication which is proximity communication at a first communication speed; a second slave communication section performing a second communication which is proximity communication at a second communication speed faster than the first communication speed; and an electrical power reception section receiving electrical power to perform the second communication transmitted using wireless electrical power transmission from a master communication device, wherein the first slave communication section transmits configuration information including a maximum electrical power consumption consumed in the second communication to the master communication device using the first communication, the electrical power reception section receives electrical power which begins being transmitted from the master communication device after the first communication, and the second slave communication section begins operating using electrical power received by the electrical power reception section and begins the second communication with the master communication device.09-29-2011
20110234012POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSCEIVING SYSTEM - A wireless power transceiving system includes a power transmitting apparatus which converts power into a resonance wave and transmits the resonance wave, and a power receiving apparatus which receives the transmitted resonance wave and converts the resonance wave into DC power using a series resonant rectifier circuit which is impedance matched with impedance of the power receiving apparatus at a frequency of the resonance wave.09-29-2011
20110234011POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSCEIVING SYSTEM - A wireless power transceiving system includes a power transmitting apparatus which converts power into a resonance wave and transmits the resonance wave, and a power receiving apparatus which receives the transmitted resonance wave, and converts the resonance wave into DC power using a parallel resonant rectifier circuit that is impedance matched with impedance generated in the power receiving apparatus by parasitic components at a frequency of the resonance wave.09-29-2011
20110234010CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A contactless power transfer system is proposed. The system includes a first coil coupled to a power source and configured to produce a magnetic field. A second coil is configured to receive power from the first coil via the magnetic field. A field focusing element is disposed between the first coil and the second coil and configured as a self resonant coil having a standing wave current distribution. The field focusing element is further configured to focus the magnetic field onto the second coil and enhance the coupling between the first coil and the second coil.09-29-2011
20100314947MULTIPHASE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A multiphase inductive power supply wirelessly transmits power in multiple phases. A primary circuit energizes multiple tank circuits in an out of phase relationship. A secondary circuit receives the power and recombines the power. The amount of energy in each phase is reduced compared to transferring the same amount of power using a single phase inductive power supply.12-16-2010
20100314946FLOOR COVERING AND INDUCTIVE POWER SYSTEM - The invention relates to a floor covering (12-16-2010
20130154389WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS - A wireless power supply includes a source magnetic resonator, connected to a power source and configured to exchange power wirelessly via a wireless power transfer signal with at least one device magnetic resonator integrated into at least one peripheral component of a computer and a processor configured to adjust the operating point of the wireless power supply wherein power is transferred non-radiatively from the wireless power supply to the at least one device magnetic resonator and wherein the power supply forms a part of the computer.06-20-2013
20130154381SYSTEM INTEGRATION OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SUBSYSTEM - In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, systems, methods, and devices are disclosed that include a power source integrated with a host computing device, and configured to provide power to the host computing device, and a wireless power transmission module coupled to the host computing device. The wireless power transmission module is configured to wirelessly transmit power derived from the power source independent of whether the host computing device is in a powered-off state or not. The host computing device may be configured to stop the wireless power transmission based on a determination that at least one of one or more predetermined transmission policies has been violated or that an unrecoverable error has occurred at the host computing device.06-20-2013
20130154382WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A wireless power feeder has a power feed coil that performs a power feed by a non-contact method to a wireless power receiver having a power receive coil. A power source section supplies AC power to the power feed coil. A control section calculates a power transmission efficiency from the power feed coil to the power receive coil to control a power source section so that the power supply to the power feed coil is in a stopped or intermittent state when the power transmission efficiency is lower than a first determination reference value; is in a first power supply state when the power transmission efficiency is equal to or higher than the first determination reference value and lower than a larger second determination reference value; and is in a second power supply state when the power transmission efficiency is equal to or higher than the second determination reference value.06-20-2013
20130154383SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOW LOSS WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION - Systems and methods for low loss wireless power transmission are described herein. In one aspect, a transmission coil for transmitting wireless power comprises a first and second spiral coil. Each spiral coil comprises a plurality of turns. A center of the first spiral coil to an outermost turn of the first spiral coil defines a first cross section, and a center of the second spiral coil to an outermost turn of the second spiral coil defines a second cross section. Portions of the first spiral coil along the first cross section and the second spiral coil along the second cross section have a mutual inductance with respect to a receive coil greater than 65% of a maximum mutual inductance along the first and second cross sections. The second spiral coil is counter-wound relative to the first spiral coil.06-20-2013
20130154384CONTACTLESS POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE, CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, AND CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A contactless power receiving device includes: a power receiving unit contactlessly receiving electric power from a power transmitting unit of a power transmitting device; and an electric load device using the electric power received by the power receiving unit. The power receiving unit includes: a coil; a capacitor connected to the coil; and a selector device connected in parallel with the capacitor and configured to be switched between a connecting state in which the selector device electrically connects both ends of the capacitor and a disconnecting state in which the selector device electrically disconnects the both ends of the capacitor.06-20-2013
20130154385POWER RECEIVING DEVICE AND POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - The invented power feeding system includes power transmitting and power receiving devices. The power transmitting device includes an AC power source, a first electromagnetic induction coil, a first resonant coil, and a first capacitor. The power receiving device includes an antenna unit including a second resonant coil, a second capacitor, and a second electromagnetic induction coil; a charging circuit unit including a rectifier circuit, a power storage device, a current detection circuit for detecting a current value supplied to the power storage device, and a voltage detection circuit for detecting a voltage value applied to the power storage device; and a communication control unit including a control circuit for generating a selection signal based on the detected current value and the detected current voltage, a plurality of switches to be turned on or off by the selection signal, and passive elements electrically connected to the plurality of switches.06-20-2013
20130154386WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS POWER RECEIVER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION METHOD - Disclosed is a wireless power transmitter for wirelessly transmitting a power to a wireless power receiver. The wireless power transmitter includes a transmitting unit for transmitting a power supplied from a power source to the wireless power receiver using resonance, and a detecting unit for measuring an input impedance seen to the transmitting unit at the power source to detect a variation of an output impedance of the wireless power receiver by using the measured input impedance.06-20-2013
20130154387APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING WIRELESS POWER - A method and a wireless power transmitter are provided for transmitting wireless power to at least one wireless power receiver. The method includes setting, by the wireless power transmitter, a search channel to be used for communication with the at least one wireless power receiver; detecting at least one of an energy level and a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) value of a signal received on the search channel; and determining whether to designate the search channel as a communication channel based on the detection results.06-20-2013
20130181538System for Medical Treatment - The present invention refers to a system for medical treatment comprising a medical device and a separate hand-held device. The medical device comprises an energy-receiving unit and the separate hand-held device comprises a housing and an energy-transfer unit to transfer energy to be used at least in part for performing medical treatment to the energy-receiving unit of the medical device when the energy-receiving unit and the energy-receiving unit are in an energy-transfer position. The system further comprises at least one position sensor adapted to detect at least when the energy-transfer unit and the energy-receiving unit are in the energy-transfer position. The system further comprises a controller for controlling the energy-transfer unit such that the transfer of energy needed for medical treatment from the energy-transfer unit to the energy-receiving unit is enabled only when the energy-transfer unit and the energy-receiving unit are in the energy-transfer position.07-18-2013
20130181541WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER - Disclosed is an apparatus for use in wireless energy transfer, which includes a first resonator structure configured to transfer energy non-radiatively with a second resonator structure over a distance greater than a characteristic size of the second resonator structure. The non-radiative energy transfer is mediated by a coupling of a resonant field evanescent tail of the first resonator structure and a resonant field evanescent tail of the second resonator structure.07-18-2013
20130181535WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - A wireless power transmitter can include a transmitting coil configured to wirelessly transmit power to a receiving coil. The wireless power transmitter can include a shield residing on a given side of a substrate spaced apart from the transmitting coil. The shield can be configured to filter an electric field induced by the transmitting coil.07-18-2013
20130181536ICPT SYSTEM, COMPONENTS AND DESIGN METHOD - A method for removing the effects of metallic objects in an inductively coupled power transfer system by providing a metallic casing around transmitting and/or receiving coils and compensating for their effect in the design of transmitting and/or receiving circuits. Whilst incurring some loss in performance this design reduces variability due to different metallic influences in an operating environment. Power transmitters and receivers and a system including the power transmitter and the power receiver are also disclosed.07-18-2013
20130181537POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE - There provided a power receiving device connectable with a first load circuit operating according to AC power from a power transmitting device in which the power receiver receives the AC power from the power transmitting device via magnetic coupling, the impedance adjuster is capable of converting at least one of voltage and current of the AC power received at the power receiver, the controller controls increase in output voltage of the power transmitting device, the AC power is supplied to the first load circuit via the impedance adjuster when the first load circuit is connected to the power receiving device, and the controller controls the impedance adjuster such that an input impedance of the impedance adjuster is lower than an input impedance of the first load circuit during at least a part of a time period where the output voltage of the power transmitting device is increased.07-18-2013
20130181539ADAPTIVE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system for wireless power transfer is provided. The system includes a monitoring function to monitor control parameters and an input source that supplies power to a wireless power transmitter, wherein the wireless power transmitter operates with a wireless power receiver to supply a charging current to a load. A controller can be configured to receive the control parameters from the monitoring function and to control an adjustable operating point for the wireless power transmitter which controls the charging current delivered to the load via the wireless power receiver, wherein the controller commands a maximum power operating point for the wireless power transmitter when the input source is detected at or above a predetermined threshold and commands a reduced power operating point for the wireless power transmitter when the input source to the wireless power transmitter is detected below the predetermined threshold.07-18-2013
20130181540SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In a multi-core semiconductor device, a data bus between CPUs or the like consumes a larger amount of power. By provision of a plurality of CPUs which transmit data by a backscattering method of a wireless signal, a router circuit which mediates data transmission and reception between the CPUs or the like, and a thread control circuit which has a thread scheduling function, a semiconductor device which consumes less power and has high arithmetic performance can be provided at low cost.07-18-2013
20130181542DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRIC POWER FROM A WALL TO A WING FASTENED TO SAID WALL IN A HINGED MANNER - A device for transmitting electrical power from a wall to a wing attached thereto about a hinge axis includes a wall part fastened to the wall. A wing part is fastened to the wing. A primary coil arranged on the wall part comprises an end side, a primary coil winding and a primary coil housing with ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic properties. The primary coil housing is open on an end side facing the wing part and substantially covers the primary coil winding on an opposite end side. A secondary coil arranged on the wing part comprises a secondary coil winding and a secondary coil housing with ferrimagnetic or ferromagnetic properties. The secondary coil housing is open on an end side facing the wall part and substantially covers the secondary coil winding on an opposite end side. The end sides of the primary coil and the secondary coil face each other.07-18-2013
20130181534THROUGH-CHIP INTERFACE (TCI) STRUCTURE FOR WIRELESS CHIP-TO-CHIP COMMUNICATION - A transformer for RF and other frequency through-chip-interface (TCI) applications includes multiple chips in wireless electronic communication with one another in three-dimensional integrated circuit, 3DIC, technology. Each of the chips includes an inductor coil and a matching network that matches the impedance of the inductor coil. The matching network is electrically coupled between the inductor coil and further components and circuits formed on the chip.07-18-2013
20110278950ADAPTIVE INDUCTIVE POWER SUPPLY - A contactless power supply has a dynamically configurable tank circuit powered by an inverter. The contactless power supply is inductively coupled to one or more loads. The inverter is connected to a DC power source. When loads are added or removed from the system, the contactless power supply is capable of modifying the resonant frequency of the tank circuit, the inverter frequency, the inverter duty cycle or the rail voltage of the DC power source.11-17-2011
20110285210CIRCUITRY FOR INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSFER - Circuitry for use in a primary unit of an inductive power transfer system to generate an electromagnetic field so as to transfer power wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to one or more secondary units of the system, the or each secondary unit being separable from the primary unit, the circuitry comprising: a plurality of drivable portions, each portion comprising a primary coil or a dummy coil; driving means operable to supply both or at least two of said portions with drive signals so as to cause those driven portions that have a said primary coil to generate said electromagnetic field; and control means operable, in dependence upon a feedback signal indicative of a characteristic of the primary or dummy coil of one or more of the driven portions, to control the circuitry so as to tend to regulate said feedback signal, wherein the circuitry is configured so that; those portions that are driven are connected together in parallel and have a tuned resonant response; and said control tends to regulate such a characteristic of each of said driven coils.11-24-2011
20130119779POWER TRANSMITTING COIL AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS - Disclosed herein are a power transmitting coil used to wirelessly transmit a power and a wireless power transmitting apparatus wirelessly transmitting a power using the power transmitting coil. The power transmitting coil includes at least one first coil mounted on a central portion of a core in which, when the power transmitting coil transmits a power, a current flows in a first direction; and at least one second coil disposed at an outer side of the first coil in which, when the power transmitting coil transmits a power, a current flows in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The wireless power transmitting apparatus wirelessly transmits the power using the power transmitting coil including the first coil and the second coil.05-16-2013
20110309689ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRIC POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD USING ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICES - In electric power supply through wireless signals, electric power is supplied efficiently, even when distance fluctuation is caused between an electric power transmitting device and an electric power receiving device. Even when distance fluctuation is caused between the electric power transmitting device for supplying electric power with the use of wireless signals and the electric power receiving device for receiving electric power supplied from the electric power transmitting device, the Q value of the electric power transmitting device is adjusted to optimize the transmission efficiency. The impedance of a resonance circuit of the electric power transmitting device is fluctuated at a constant frequency, the resulting reflected wave is detected as a response signal by the electric power transmitting device, and the Q value of the electric power transmitting device is adjusted to optimize the transmission efficiency.12-22-2011
20110309688WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING METHOD - An object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which are higher convenient for a power feeding user on the power receiving side. Another object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which can offer efficient services by determining or managing a power feeding user and controlling the amount of power supplied to the power receiver appropriately by a company on the power feeding side. A power feeding device which supplies power to a power receiver wirelessly manages the power receiver on the basis of identification information of the power receiver and controls power transmitted to the power receiver on the basis of position information of the power receiver.12-22-2011
20110309687CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A system comprising a contactless power transfer system is presented. The system includes a primary element, a secondary element, and at least one field-focusing element interposed between the primary element and the secondary element and configured to focus a magnetic field. A partition is disposed between the primary element and the secondary element. The contactless power transfer system is disposed within pressure isolation cavities of a sub-sea assembly and configured to transfer power between a power source and a load.12-22-2011
20110309686GENERATING DC ELECTRIC POWER FROM AMBIENT ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - At least certain embodiments describe methods, apparatuses, and systems for converting energy from electro-magnetic (EM) radiation into electric power using a simultaneous collector of ambient radio frequencies (SCARF) circuit. In one embodiment this is done by capturing EM radiation from a plurality of ambient signals using an array of antennae where each signal has a resonant frequency and aggregating the ambient signals to generate an aggregated signal having a single frequency with greater AC power than the AC power of each of the plurality of ambient signals individually. The single frequency can be produced by either the sum of the resonant frequencies of the ambient signals or the difference between the resonant frequencies of the ambient signals. The aggregated signal is then converted into useable electric power using a rectifying circuit such that for every incremental increase in the AC power of the aggregated signal, there is a corresponding exponential increase in DC power at the output of the rectifying circuit.12-22-2011
20110309685Maximizing Power Yield from Wireless Power Magnetic Resonators - Magneto mechanical systems used for wireless power reception. A miniature moving magnet is placed in an oscillating magnetic field. Movement of the magnet causes power to be generated.12-22-2011
20130187474ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION - A primary unit for transmitting power and/or data wirelessly by electromagnetic induction to a secondary unit separable from the primary unit, the primary unit comprising: a coil (L07-25-2013
20130187475REASONANT APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - Provided is a bulk acoustic resonator (BAR)-based resonant structure in relation to electric and radio technologies, and more particularly, to a wireless power transmission system. A resonant apparatus for wireless power transmission may include a conducting loop, and a high quality capacitor. The high quality capacitor may include a metacapacitor including a thin piezoelectric layer disposed between two metal electrodes. The metacapacitor may be disposed between two dielectric layers of which central portions are etched, and the conducting loop may be disposed on an upper layer of the two dielectric layers.07-25-2013
20130187476Inductive power supply system and intruding metal detection method thereof - The inductive power supply system comprises an input power module for receiving a stable voltage source, a storage module for storing a predetermined information, a processing module for generating a control signal according to the predetermined information and a feedback signal, a driving module for transforming the stable voltage source into a driving voltage according to the control signal, an inductive coil for electrically transmitting the driving voltage to process an inductive power transmission operation, and a feedback module for generating the feedback signal according to the driving voltage received by the inductive coil, where the predetermined information represents an initial state of the inductive power supply system comprising a sinusoidal amplitude corresponding to the driving voltage, and an intruding metal can affect another sinusoidal amplitude of the feedback signal to make the processing module correspondingly generate the control signal during the inductive power transmission operation.07-25-2013
20130187477ELECTROMAGNETIC RESONANCE COUPLER - The electromagnetic resonance coupler includes: a transmission substrate; a reflective substrate; the first resonant wiring having an open loop shape having a first opening; a first input/output wiring connected to the first resonant wiring; the second resonant wiring provided inside the first resonant wiring and having an open loop shape having a second opening; a second input/output wiring connected to the second resonant wiring, the first resonant wiring, the first input/output wiring, the second resonant wiring, and the second input/output wiring being provided on the transmission substrate; and a reflection wiring provided on the reflective substrate and having a open loop shape having a third opening, in which, when viewed in a direction perpendicular to a main face of the transmission substrate, the reflection wiring and the first resonant wiring overlap and the reflection wiring and the second resonant wiring overlap.07-25-2013
20110316349ELECTRICAL POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND ELECTRICAL POWER OUTPUT DEVICE - In an electrical power transmission system according to the present invention, a frequency generator outputs electrical power of an electrical signal having approximately the same frequency component as a resonant frequency of a resonant element to the resonant element via a driven element. The resonant element is an element having impedance and capacitance and generates a magnetic field by the electrical signal from the frequency generator. A magnetic field coupling circuit is a circuit having the same resonant frequency as the resonant element and becomes coupled by magnetic field resonance with the resonant element. The magnetic field coupling circuit causes magnetic field coupling even with another resonant element and transmits electrical power from the resonant element to the other resonant element. The other resonant element outputs electrical power transmitted through the magnetic field coupling circuit to a rectifier circuit via a driven element.12-29-2011
20120019077POWER GRID SIGNAL COUPLER SYSTEM - The present invention concerns signal coupler systems for power grids, in particular novel methods and apparatus to obtain signal isolation as well as methods for exploiting behavior of existing apparatus.01-26-2012
20120019076WIRELESS POWER FEEDER AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A resonance circuit is a circuit in which capacitors, a load, and coils are connected. AC power is fed by wireless from feeding electrodes of the capacitors to receiving electrodes thereof. The oscillator alternately turns on/off switching transistors to thereby supply AC power to the resonance circuit. An AC magnetic field generated by AC current flowing in the resonance circuit causes inductive current to flow in a detection coil. A phase detection circuit compares the phase of AC voltage generated by the oscillator and phase of the inductive current to thereby detect the phase difference between the voltage phase and current phase.01-26-2012
20120019075WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A wireless power transfer apparatus includes: a transmitting coil into which a current having a predetermined frequency is introduced; a receiving coil configured to supply a current induced by electromagnetic induction to a load; and a transmission-side resonant coil and a reception-side resonant coil positioned between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil, configured to provide the current flowing in the transmitting coil to the receiving coil through electromagnetic induction, and spaced a predetermined distance from each other. Each of the resonant coils has a spiral structure.01-26-2012
20130193770DIELECTRIC MATERIALS FOR POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A power transfer system is provided. The power transfer system includes a field-focusing element including a dielectric material. The dielectric material includes a ceramic material and a polymer material. The ceramic material includes an oxide compound comprising titanium and the polymer material includes a resin.08-01-2013
20130193772SURFACE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A surface communication device includes: a sheet-shaped electromagnetic wave propagation unit that propagates electromagnetic waves; and a power supplying device unit or a power receiving device that is disposed above the electromagnetic wave propagation unit in a non-conductive state with the electromagnetic wave propagation unit, and includes an electromagnetic wave coupling unit that transmits electromagnetic waves to the electromagnetic wave propagation unit or receives electromagnetic waves from the electromagnetic wave propagation unit. The electromagnetic wave coupling unit includes a mesh-shaped conductive coupling element that is disposed facing the electromagnetic wave propagation unit.08-01-2013
20130193773POWER TRANSMITTER AND POWER RECEIVER FOR AN INDUCTIVE POWER SYSTEM - A wireless inductive power transfer system comprises a power transmitter for transmitting power inductively to a power receiver via transmitter coil 08-01-2013
20130193769Solar Roof Shingles and Underlayment with Wireless Power Transfer - A system of solar roof shingles and underlayment with wireless power transfer between the solar roof shingles and the underlayment is disclosed. Each roof shingle has a solar collector array coupled to a wireless resonator. The solar collector array establishes a voltage in response to exposure to sunlight and the wireless resonator converts the voltage to a transmittable electromagnetic signal. The signal is transmitted to resonant devices embedded in the underlayment beneath the shingles The resonant devices may be resonant capture devices that convert the received electromagnetic signal back to a usable voltage, or they may be wireless repeaters that retransmit the electromagnetic signal to remote resonant capture devices, which then convert it to a voltage. This voltage is placed on an electrical grid and made available at a remote location for use, storage, or placement on the public electrical grid.08-01-2013
20130193771METHOD AND SYSTEM OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER FOREIGN OBJECT DETECTION - A wireless power transfer foreign object detector having at least one foreign object detector providing at least one foreign object detection signal, and at least one primary transmitter coil providing at least one primary transmitter signal, the primary transmitter coil responsive to the at least one foreign object detection signal.08-01-2013
20120025627WIRELESS POWER FEEDING SYSTEM AND WIRELESS POWER FEEDING METHOD - An object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which are more convenient for a power feeding user at the power receiving end. An object is to provide a power feeding system and a power feeding method which also allow a power feeding provider (a company) which feeds power (at the power transmitting end) to supply power without waste. A power feeding device which wirelessly supplies power to a power receiver detects the position and the resonant frequency of the power receiver to be supplied with power, and controls the frequency of a power signal to be transmitted to the power receiver on the basis of the information.02-02-2012
20120032522WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER FOR IMPLANTABLE DEVICES - Described herein are improved configurations for a wireless power transfer. Described are methods and designs for implantable electronics and devices. Wireless energy transfer is utilized to eliminate cords and power cables puncturing the skin to power an implantable device. Repeater resonators are employed to improve the power transfer characteristics between the source and the device resonators.02-09-2012
20120032521NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING EQUIPMENT AND NON-CONTACT ELECTRIC POWER FEEDING SYSTEM - Electric power feeding equipment and an electric power receiving device include a primary self resonant coil and a secondary self resonant coil coil, respectively, resonating through an electromagnetic field to allow the electric power feeding equipment to feed the electric power receiving device with electric power in a non-contact manner. A control device sets a frequency range for a spread spectrum, as based on an S-parameter S02-09-2012
20130200717Wireless Power Transfer Using Separately Tunable Resonators - A system for wireless energy transfer includes a circuit for wireless transmission of energy, including a first, tunable resonator circuit including a transmitter coil and a variable capacitance device connected in shunt across the transmitter coil. Also disclosed is a circuit for wireless reception of energy including a tunable second resonator circuit including a receiver coil inductively coupled to the transmitter coil and a variable capacitance device connected in shunt across the receiver coil. Also disclosed is an arrangement for wireless energy transmission and reception that foregoes the necessity for separate circuits for DC rectification at the reception end of the arrangement. Also disclosed a system for wireless energy transfer where the system includes a tunable resonator circuit embedded in a surface such as piece of furniture, counter, etc., e.g., a table.08-08-2013
20130200718CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF SUPPLY APPARATUS, AND SUPPLY SYSTEM - A control apparatus 08-08-2013
20130200719CONTROL DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS - There is provided a control device that estimates power transmission efficiency between a power transmitting unit and a power receiving unit. The power transmitting unit includes a first coil and a first capacitor connected to the first coil in parallel or in series. The power receiving unit includes a second coil and a second capacitor connected to the second coil in parallel or in series and receives electric power from the power transmitting unit through a coupling between the first coil and the second coil. The control device includes an estimator. The estimator compares a detected value of a first voltage or a first current at a first location in the power transmitting unit with a detected value of second voltage or second current at a second location in the power receiving unit and estimates the power transmission efficiency from the power transmitting unit to the power receiving unit.08-08-2013
20130200720POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD - There is provided a power management system including a detecting apparatus configured to detect electromagnetic waves generated in relation to an operation of an appliance and a receiving apparatus including an appliance determining unit configured to determine a type of the appliance based on a power spectrum of the electromagnetic waves, an operation determining unit configured to determine the operation of the appliance based on the power spectrum of the electromagnetic waves, and a power estimating unit configured to estimate power consumption of the appliance based on the type and operation of the appliance.08-08-2013
20130200721WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER WITH REDUCED FIELDS - A magnetic resonator includes an inductor comprising a conductive first loop having a first dipole moment and a conductive second loop having a second dipole moment wherein a direction of the first dipole moment is substantially opposite to a direction of the second dipole moment and at least one capacitor in series with at least one of the first loop and the second loop.08-08-2013
20130200722METHOD FOR OPERATION OF MULTI-LAYER-MULTI-TURN HIGH EFFICIENCY INDUCTORS - A multi-layer, multi-turn structure for an inductor having a plurality of conductor layers separated by layers of insulator is described. The inductor further comprises a connector electrically connected between the conductor layers. The structure of the inductor may comprise a cavity therewithin. The structure of the inductor constructed such that electrical resistance is reduced therewithin, thus increasing the efficiency of the inductor. The inductor is particularly useful at operating within the radio frequency range and greater.08-08-2013
20090072627Maximizing Power Yield from Wireless Power Magnetic Resonators - Magneto mechanical systems used for wireless power reception. A miniature moving magnet is placed in an oscillating magnetic field. Movement of the magnet causes power to be generated.03-19-2009
20130200716WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER RESONATOR KIT - Described herein are improved capabilities for a source resonator having a Q-factor Q08-08-2013
20130099590SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER SUPPLY CONTROL - A resonant power supply is provided. The resonant power supply comprises a series resonant converter configured to convert an input DC voltage to an output DC voltage to generate an output DC voltage. The series resonant converter includes a switching stage, a resonant inductor, a resonant capacitor, and an isolation transformer. The resonant power supply further comprises a converter controller configured to obtain an actual trajectory radius signal based on a resonant inductor current, a resonant capacitor voltage, and a voltage in association with the isolation transformer. The converter controller is further configured to generate a trajectory radius command signal based on a DC voltage command signal and a DC voltage feedback signal, and to generate control signals to be applied to the switching stage based on the actual trajectory radius signal and the trajectory radius command signal.04-25-2013
20130099584WIRELESS POWER CARRIER-SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATION - An apparatus and method for communication with a wireless power transmitter are disclosed. According to one aspect, a device may include an antenna for wirelessly transmitting a power signal at a power carrier and data signal at a data signal carrier. A receiver may be configured to receive the power signal and the data signal and determine a reference signal based on the received signal.04-25-2013
20120068552CONTACTLESS POWER-FEED EQUIPMENT - In order to provide contactless power-feed equipment that can avoid excessive energy consumption upon switching, a primary side includes a DC power-supply device 03-22-2012
20120086285APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD - An apparatus for harvesting energy from an electromagnetic field include an interface unit and a rectifier circuit. The interface unit obtains signals induced in a human body in electronic devices. The rectifier circuit rectifies an AC signal inputted from the interface unit and converts the inputted AC signal into DC power. Accordingly, it is possible to obtain desired power without additional exposure of an electromagnetic field to a human body or surroundings of the human body.04-12-2012
20120086283POWER GENERATION SYSTEM AND POWER GENERATING UNIT - The power generation system includes first and second power generating units, each of which converts DC energy into RF energy and transmits the power wirelessly, a combining section, which combines the respective outputs of the power generating units together, and an oscillation phase control section, which reduces the phase difference between the RF energies supplied from the two power generating units and. The oscillation phase control section controls a phase difference between the RF energies supplied from the oscillators and belonging to the first and second power generating units and, respectively, so that first and second RF energies supplied from the first and second power generating units and are in phase with each other when combined together by the combining section.04-12-2012