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307151000 Conversion systems 48
307150000 Power packs 23
307154000 For particular load device 14
307153000 Generator control systems 2
20100109447WIDE AREA TRANSMISSION CONTROL OF WINDFARMS - A means for improving the dynamic and voltage stability of utility transmission systems is provided by the coordinated control of windfarms. Electrical measurements of the system, which may include synchronized phasors, are supplied to one or more windfarm controllers, which in turn perform a regulation function improving the damping of electromechanical oscillations or voltage performance in the utility system. The control structure is of a decentralized nature, which maintains operation in case of communication failures. The benefits are improved damping to electromechanical oscillations and better voltage performance and ultimately increased utilization of assets, reducing the install additional network assets.05-06-2010
20100207463METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND POWER PLANT WITH EXCESS VOLTAGE IN THE GRID - A method is provided for operating a wind power plant (08-19-2010
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20090195084Cellular phone and portable electronic device sun powered process - Disclosed herein is a portable cellular phone or electronic device that is powered by a recharging process that does not employ conventional methods of recharging cellular phones such as AC 110V/220V into DC power or by a solar panel connected to said cellular phone or electronic device. The new process utilizes the sun's energy rays collected by solar panels from an orbiting space station or satellite and then beamed to earth solar power stations by low density microwaves (Microwave-Beaming Technology) or alternatively laser beams which are beamed to “rectenna” rectifying Antenna receiver which converts the energy into DC current and then transmitted to cellular phones or portable digital assistants (PDA).08-06-2009
20120181878DIRECT CURRENT POWER LINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DIRECT CURRENT POWER LINE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Disclosed is a direct current power line communication apparatus, by which communication between electronic apparatuses with a direct current voltage line there between can be stabilized. The direct current power line communication apparatus, i.e., a direct current power line communication apparatus that transmits signals using the direct current voltage line (07-19-2012
20110012437Maintaining insulators in power transmission systems - An electrical power transmission system includes electrical insulators arranged to electrically isolate live power lines. Surface reconditioning units are incorporated or integrated in the insulator structures. A sensor arrangement determines surface conditions of the electrical insulators in use to isolate live power lines. In response, the surface reconditioning units automatically recondition the surfaces of the in-service electrical insulators if appropriate for maintaining the electrical insulators in healthy state.01-20-2011
20110012436Systems and methods for assessing standoff capabilities of in-service power line insulators - An electrical power transmission system includes electrical insulators arranged to electrically isolate live power lines. Measurement devices are physically incorporated or integrated in the insulator structures. The measurement devices measure and report insulator properties during live wire conditions.01-20-2011
20130162054DETECTION APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, NON-CONTACT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND DETECTION METHOD - Disclosed herein is a detection apparatus including: a resonant circuit provided with a Q-factor measurement coil and one or more capacitors to serve as a circuit for receiving pulses; a response-waveform detecting section configured to detect the waveform of a response output by the resonant circuit in response to the pulses; and a Q-factor measuring section configured to measure a Q factor of the resonant circuit from the response waveform detected by the response-waveform detecting section. It is possible to increase the precision of detection of a metallic foreign substance existing between a power transmitting side and a power receiving side.06-27-2013
20100283330DETACHABLE TIP FOR COMMUNICATING WITH ADAPTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A detachable tip, utilized with a power adapter, includes a memory, a receiver, and a transmitter. The memory stores a character string, the character string identifying whether an approved power adapter is coupled to the detachable tip. The receiver receives an identification request from an electronic device. In response to the identification request, a transmitter transmits the stored character string to the electronic device. A controller may extract the character string from the memory and send the character string to the transmitter. Instead of a character string, the memory may store a value, which is representative of a maximum power output available. A detachable tip may include an input connector and an output connector. The input connector receives a value from the power adapter, the value being representative of a maximum power available from the power adapter. The output connector passes through the value to the electronic device.11-11-2010
20110080057POWER HARVESTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - A structure is provided. The structure includes a signal retrieval circuit formed within a disk located within a coaxial cable connector. The signal retrieval circuit is located in a position that is external to a signal path of an electrical signal flowing through the coaxial cable connector. The signal retrieval circuit is configured to extract an energy signal from the electrical signal flowing through the coaxial cable connector. The energy signal is configured to apply power to an electrical device located within the coaxial cable connector.04-07-2011
20110278956System including wearable power receiver and wearable power-output device - Described embodiments include a system, apparatus, and method. A described system includes a power-receiving connector configured to be usable after sterilization, to releasably couple with a power-source connector, and configured to be carried by a health care provider proximate to a first body portion. If coupled, the power-receiving connector is operable to receive an electrical or radiant power from the power-source connector. The system also includes a power-output device configured to be usable after sterilization, to interact with a power-receiving device connected to a handheld medical device, and configured to be carried by the health care provider proximate to a second body portion. If interacting, the received electrical or radiant power is transferred from the power-output device to the power-receiving device. The system further includes a wearable connective structure configured to be usable after sterilization, and to transfer the received electrical or radiant power from the power-receiving connector to the power-output device.11-17-2011
20100090544SUPPORT SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUSPENSION OF ELECTRICAL POWER CONDUCTORS - A device adapted to support a jumper wire during maintenance or repairs to various elements associated with the suspension and switching of electrical power conductors on both transmission and distribution power grids. The device comprises two members of various shapes, pinned together in opposition with a pivot, to allow the opening and closing of said clamping system. The device can be manufactured of many materials in order to meet specific strength or dielectric requirements. Additionally, the shape of the device can be optimized to support a variety of objects.04-15-2010
20120098354SYSTEM FOR INDUCING A HIGH EFFICIENCY CONDUCTIVE STATE IN MATERIALS - A method of inducing a high efficiency conductive state at room temperature within a conductive mass (04-26-2012
20100079010Beam power for local receivers - 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
20090102296Powering cell phones and similar devices using RF energy harvesting - A device for receiving wireless power includes a point of reception, wherein the point of reception is positionable in at least a first position and a second position. A method for receiving wireless power. The method includes the steps of positioning a point of reception in contact with a housing to a first position. There is the step of receiving wireless power at the point of reception and providing it to a power harvester in the housing. There is the step of converting the wireless power to usable DC with the power harvester. There is the step of providing the usable DC to core components in the housing. There is the step of using the DC by the core components. There is the step of repositioning the point of reception to a second position. There is the step of receiving wireless power at the point of reception at the second position and providing it to the power harvester. There is the step of converting the wireless power received by the point of reception in the second position to usable DC with the power harvester. There is the step of providing the usable DC to the core components in the housing. There is the step of using the DC by the core components.04-23-2009
20100079012Beam power with receiver impingement detection - 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
20100079008Beam power with broadcaster impingement detection - 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
20120293020Device for Collecting Energy Wirelessly - A device for collecting energy has first, second, and third capacitive plates, each spaced from, substantially parallel to, and electromagnetically coupled to each other. An inductor is coupled between two of the plates, and a load resistance is inductively coupled to the inductor for drawing energy from electromagnetic field excitation between the plates. In a further embodiment, the inductor includes a first inductor coupled in series with a second inductor, and the load resistance is inductively coupled to the second inductor for drawing energy from electromagnetic field excitation between the plates, and the device further includes a first capacitor coupled in parallel with and spaced apart from the first inductor, and a second capacitor coupled between the first and second capacitive plates. In a still further embodiment, energy is collected by a coaxial transmission feed line.11-22-2012
20090315412WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, POWER TRANSMITTER, AND RECTENNA BASE STATION - A wireless power transfer system includes: a plurality of power transmitters, each of which transmits a microwave; and a rectenna base station which receives the microwave to generate power. The rectenna base station includes: a rectenna; and control section which specifies an identification code for identifying each power transmitter and generates a command signal to change a phase of the power transmitter specified by identification code so as to increase a power value received at the rectenna. Each of the power transmitters comprises: a plurality of transmission antenna elements, each of which transmits the microwave to the rectenna base station; and a phase controller which makes phase change of the microwave based on the command signal from the phase monitor and control section of the rectenna base station if the identification code matches a stored identification code.12-24-2009
20080211320WIRELESS POWER APPARATUS AND METHODS - Wireless energy transfer system. Antennas are maintained at resonance with High Q. Techniques of maintaining the high-Q resonance matching are disclosed.09-04-2008
20090179503POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS AND FUNCTIONAL MODULE - A power transfer apparatus includes: a casing into which liquid is injected; two metal plates disposed so as to come into contact with the liquid within the casing; and a power source configured to emit a current into the liquid with each of the two metal plates as an electrode; with power being supplied from the power source to a functional module to be mounted within the casing through the liquid such that each of two electrodes comes into contact with the liquid; and with the functional module being mounted such that the liquid can flow from one of the two metal plates to the other.07-16-2009
20090127937Wireless Power Bridge - A wireless power bridge that allows magnetic transmission of energy across a solid barrier such as a wall. A circuit is described for controlling the operation.05-21-2009
20090001820Electrical line conditioner - An electrical line conditioner or energy conservation device, a process of manufacturing thereof, and a method of use thereof. The energy conservation device, or electrical line conditioner, comprises at least two different electrochemically oxidized aluminum alloy units that may be placed near electrical lines or electrical panels or surround electrical lines to reduce energy consumption without compromising performance of a load. A first electrochemically oxidized aluminum alloy unit may be violet, a second electrochemically oxidized aluminum alloy unit may be black. The electrical line conditioner may further comprise a spacer and a band to secure the electrical line conditioner to electrical lines. The electrical line conditioner is produced using an anodizing process.01-01-2009
20100259111METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF ELECTRIC POWER - An electric transmission system utilizes charge displacement for the wireless delivery of electric power. A transmitter for radiating a charge displacement current at a frequency of approximately 2 to 7 kHz to a receiver located remote from the transmitter. The receiver receives the charge displacement current and converts the current into a form of electric power usable by an electrical device coupled to the receiver. The transmitter may use a step up transformer with an input approximating a series of step function pulses at the intended transmission frequency to produce the required high voltage for transmission. The primary winding of the transformer is part of a tuned circuit having a resonant frequency higher than the frequency of the charge displacement current radiated.10-14-2010
20100225178Laser power distribution - This invention obviates the need for expensive high-tension towers and wires for the wholesale distribution of electricity. Instead, a laser beam is transmitted, which, when received and converted from photons to electrons by a remote site's photo-voltaic-array, can be distributed as electricity.09-09-2010
20100253156SENSOR DEVICE POWERED THROUGH RF HARVESTING - An example sensor device for a wireless system includes a receiver, an energy harvester and a transmitter. The receiver receives a signal and the energy harvester converts the signal into useable energy. The transmitter utilizes the useable energy to actuate a load.10-07-2010
20130140916METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LIGHT ENERGY AUGMENTED POWER - A method for transmitting power over long distances to a remote device is described. The method includes positioning a lens between a photon source and a photon receiver, the lens, photon source and photon receiver being physically separate systems, focusing a plurality of photons originating from the photon source using the lens, collecting the photons at a receiver, and utilizing the collected photons to generate electrical power.06-06-2013
20110175461Method and apparatus for harvesting energy - An energy harvesting circuit includes one or more broadband or narrow band antennas to detect WIFI (wireless fidelity) or other RF (radio frequency) signals. The signals are rectified and voltage multiplied, and the resultant DC voltage is provided to a power management circuit. The output of the power management circuit charges a lithium battery or other storage device within the energy harvesting circuit. The energy stored in the battery or storage device is provided through a DC/DC converter circuit to a USB output connector to power or recharge the batteries of an external electronic device connected to the USB output connector of the energy harvesting circuit.07-21-2011
20110050002ENERGY SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH A PROTECTED SOLAR MODULE - The energy supply system comprises at least one protected solar module with at least one photovoltaic cell and a local control unit connected to a switching module, which is controllable in such a way that the transfer of electrical energy from the photovoltaic cell via first and second wires of a power line to a load is interruptable in the event that a verification procedure that can be performed by the local control unit has provided a negative result. According to the present invention a chip-card with an electronic module is provided for each or for a plurality of solar modules comprising a first access code that corresponds to a second access code stored in a memory unit, and that a card-reader is provided.03-03-2011
20110248577TRANSMISSION DEVICE USING A PLURALITY OF ELEMENTARY RETURN CONDUCTORS - The invention relates to a device for pseudo-differential transmission through interconnections used for sending a plurality of electrical signals.10-13-2011
20100072829Lens Array Module - There is disclosed a millimeter wave power source module which may include a plurality of submodules. Each submodule may include a further plurality of circuit devices. Each circuit device may have an input coupled to a corresponding receiving element and an output coupled to a corresponding radiating element. Each submodule may also include a heat spreader for removing heat from the plurality of circuit devices. A combination RF feed network and heat sink may include a waveguide horn to couple an RF input wave to the receiving elements on each of the plurality of submodules. The combination RF feed network and heat sink may also include a heat exchanger thermally coupled to the heat spreaders of each of the plurality of submodules.03-25-2010
20120032530Beam power with multipoint broadcast - 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.02-09-2012
20120146431Power Transfer System and Noncontact Charging Device - A power transfer system includes a power transmission device and a power reception device. A central conductor and a peripheral conductor are formed near the upper surface of a casing of the power transmission device. The peripheral conductor surrounds the central conductor in an insulated state from the central conductor. An alternating voltage generating circuit is provided for the power transmission device and applies an alternating voltage between the central conductor and the peripheral conductor. A central conductor and a peripheral conductor are formed near the lower surface of a casing of the power reception device. The peripheral conductor surrounds the central conductor in an insulated state from the central conductor. A load circuit is provided for the power reception device, and a voltage induced between the central conductor and the peripheral conductor is applied to the load circuit.06-14-2012
20100079009Beam power with multipoint broadcast - 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
20100090543PORTABLE TRANSFORMER AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING RELIABILITY OF ELECTRIC POWER DELIVERY - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for improving the transportation and installation of portable step-up power transformers for a power generating station due to failure or unavailability of installed step up transformers. A large MVA portable transformer may be used to alleviate or minimize these issues by being purpose built for transportability and commissioning speed. The portable transformer is transportable by road or lighter rail. Its size and weight are arranged to overcome restrictions such was weight limits, bridge constraints, and power line constraints. This device may also provide for rapid commissioning and decommissioning. This transformer may be a set of three single-phase units of sufficient size to be used as a generator step up transformer in three-phase operation.04-15-2010
20090015075Wireless Energy Transfer Using Coupled Antennas - A power transmission system produces a magnetic field at a source that is wirelessly coupled to a receiver. Both the source and receiver are capacitively coupled LC circuits, driven at or near resonance.01-15-2009
20090096294UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a power supply apparatus, more particularity to a universal power supply apparatus which is applicable to various portable electronics devices made by different manufacturers and having different functions by selecting a tip having a shape suited for the portable electronic devices. The universal power supply apparatus of the present invention comprises a keyway (04-16-2009
20110316354Beam power with multipoint reception - 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.12-29-2011
20110316353POWER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A power transmitting apparatus includes a power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode and a power transmitting apparatus side active electrode, and a power receiving apparatus includes a power receiving apparatus side active electrode and a power receiving apparatus side active electrode. The power transmitting apparatus side active electrode and the power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode are not parallel with each other in terms of a positional relationship, and the power receiving apparatus side active electrode and the power receiving apparatus side passive electrode are not parallel with each other in terms of a positional relationship. By mounting the power receiving apparatus on the power transmitting apparatus, the power transmitting apparatus side passive electrode and active electrode respectively face the power receiving apparatus side passive electrode and active electrode.12-29-2011
20110156498Power Generating and Distribution System and Method - A system and method of generating and distributing power includes one or more microwave power transmitters at locations on Earth adjacent natural fuel or power resources such as natural gas, oil, solid fuel, or geothermal energy. The fuel or energy source is converted into electricity on site, and the electricity is then converted into microwave power beams transmitted from the microwave power transmitter towards a redirector satellite in orbit about the Earth. The redirector satellite then sends one or more microwave beams to rectennas located in consumer nations at appropriate sites for feeding the power grid or to additional redirector satellites for directing to rectennas located on the far side of the Earth.06-30-2011
20120007445Beam power with receiver impingement detection - 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.01-12-2012
20120056497COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING TERMINAL POWER SOURCE - A communication terminal that includes a wireless communication unit used to communicate with another communication terminal, a power transmitting unit that transmits contactless electric power to the another communication terminal, and a control unit that controls the wireless communication unit to transmit, to the another communication terminal, an instruction for receiving the contactless electric power transmitted from the power transmitting unit.03-08-2012
20120025631WIRELESS 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, without causing increases in complexity and size of devices. 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 by receiving a position and resonant frequency detection signal using a plurality of sub-carriers having different frequencies from the power receiver, and controls the frequency of a power signal to be transmitted to the power receiver on the basis of the information. An efficient power feeding service can be offered by transmitting a power signal to the power receiver at an optimum frequency for high power transmission efficiency.02-02-2012
20090261662METHOD FOR SUPPLYING ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM A FIRST ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT TO A SECOND ELECTRONIC SIRCUIT VIA AT LEAST ONE WIRE LINE - A method of supplying electrical energy from a first electronic circuit (10-22-2009
20090134717Method and System for Distributing Energy - A method of delivering electrical energy to a point in an electrical power grid, the method including the steps of accessing a source of energy at a first location and converting the energy into a form of transportable energy. The next step is transporting the transportable energy via a bulk transportation network from the first location to the point on said electrical power grid at a second location having a need for additional electrical power without the transportable energy going through the electrical power grid to get to the point. The next step is converting the form of transportable energy into electrical energy suitable for connecting to the power grid and discharging the electrical energy into the power grid at the second location. A system for delivering electrical energy is also provided. The transportable energy preferably takes the form of charged electrolytes, compressed air or thermal storage units, transported, for example, by way of trains.05-28-2009
20090134716Dual Wiring System - A dual wiring system is provided, which has improved easy exchangeability and function expandability of function unit, and is capable of constructing a higher-order system by controlling plural function units in a coordinated fashion. A plurality of base units are mounted in wall surfaces of a building structure, and connected to both of an electric power line and an information line installed in the building structure. The function unit is detachably connected to each of the base units, and provides at least one of functions for supplying electric power from the electric power line, outputting information from the information line, and inputting information into the information line. A control unit is detachably connected to the function unit or the base unit, and controls at least two of the function units connected to the electric power line and the information line through the base unit(s) in a coordinated fashion.05-28-2009
20100289343DISCHARGE CYCLE COMMUNICATION - In one embodiment, a system may be provided that includes a circuit that is electrically coupled to a line. The circuit generates a direct current signal on the line, where the direct current signal has a period that includes a charge cycle and a discharge cycle. The circuit charges the line in the charge cycle and ceases to charge the line in the discharge cycle in order to generate the direct current signal. The line fails to fully discharge for at least a portion of the discharge cycle. To receive data from the line, the circuit detects a variation in a discharging of the line in the discharge cycle.11-18-2010
20120126636PHASE DIFFERENCE DETECTION METHOD, PHASE DIFFERENCE DETECTION CIRCUIT, AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE - A method used by a phase difference detection circuit for detecting a phase difference between two signals includes shifting a detected phase difference between the two signals by an offset value, outputting the detected phase difference, and controlling the offset value such that the outputted detected phase difference falls within a phase difference range between a lower limit and an upper limit.05-24-2012
20100079011Beam power with beam redirection - 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
20100052436POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A power supply device (03-04-2010
20100007219System for Automatically Detecting Power System Configuration - There is disclosed a method of detecting the configuration of a network having a feeder line with a plurality of feeder meters and distribution transformer meters (DTMs) coupled thereto and with one or more customer meters and/or customer configuration modules coupled to the distribution transformers. The method includes the steps of having each of the feeder meters transmit a uniquely identifiable signal through the feeder line. The DTMs then identifying the phase of each of the uniquely identifiable signals and then transmitting the phase of each of the uniquely identifiable signals to a data collector along with a unique DTM identifier. The connectivity relationship between the feeder meters and distribution transformer meters is then extrapolated by comparing the phase information transmitted by the DTMs. The relationship of the customer meters relative to the DTMs can also be plotted by having each DTM transmit the DTM identifier to all of their respective customer meters, who then transmit this to the data collector along with their customer meter identifier. The method also permits the determination of which phase the DTM is connected to by analyzing the phase angle of a demodulated feeder meter signal.01-14-2010
20080296981Remote structure utility control (RSUC) - The Remote Structure Utility control (RSUC) is a devise that is placed in a home or business that allows the user to turn the power on and off to different outlets remotely. The power can be turned on and off by using a cell phone, a landline, or the internet.12-04-2008
20120299397POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM - A power transmission device that includes a high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit which applies a high voltage of high frequency between a power transmission device side active electrode and a power transmission device side passive electrode, the power transmission device side passive electrode being disposed in a manner to surround the power transmission device side active electrode and the high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit. An auxiliary high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit is provided between a ground of the power transmission device having a potential substantially equal to the ground potential and the power transmission device side passive electrode. The auxiliary high-frequency high-voltage generating circuit suppresses a potential change of the power reception device side passive electrode relative to the ground potential.11-29-2012
20120299396COVER FOR CONVERTING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method and apparatus for capturing and converting radio frequency (“RF”) radiation emitted from an electronic device are disclosed. In at least certain embodiments, the method includes capturing at least a portion of the RF radiation emitted from an electronic device and converting it into DC current that can be used for a number of different functional purposes. The electrical energy from the DC current can be used to drive an apparatus including a circuit that provides an indication as to when absorption of RF radiation occurs and its relative intensity. One of the advantages of these techniques is that users can be protected from the potential harmful effects of long-term exposure to the RF radiation emitted from electronic devices, particularly wireless phones which are often held in close proximity to a user's body. The indication can provide users with an indication that the circuit is redirecting RF radiation away from their bodies and dissipating it as electrical energy.11-29-2012
20130175882POWER GENERATOR, PORTABLE DEVICE, POWER GENERATION SCHEME IDENTIFYING SYSTEM, AND POWER GENERATION SCHEME IDENTIFYING METHOD - Consciousness of environmental conservation is increasing nowadays, and there are power generators for a portable device and employing power generation schemes without a co07-11-2013
20100033028DEVICE FOR FLEXIBLE POWER TRANSMISSION AND DEICING OF A HIGH-VOLTAGE POWER LINE BY MEANS OF DIRECT CURRENT - In order to provide an apparatus (02-11-2010
20130093261SYSTEM FOR HARVESTING ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY - Systems, methods and apparatus for harvesting atmospheric electricity are provided. The system includes a laser configured to form a plasma filament and a collector configured to collect electricity flowing along the plasma filament. The plasma filament comprises an electrically conducting plasma filament. Atmospheric electricity may be collected by having the plasma filament form at least a part of a conducting path: (1) between ground and a cloud, (2) between differently charged regions of the same cloud, (3) between differently charged regions of different clouds, and (4) between different regions of atmosphere, where there is a vertical voltage gradient. When the plasma filament is not long enough to form the entire conducting path, a lightning may be triggered to complete the conducting path needed to collect atmospheric electricity.04-18-2013
20130099598SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO TRANSMIT OPTICAL POWER SIGNALS TRANSDERMALLY OUT OF A LIVING SUBJECT, AND DEVICES AND METHODS - In an embodiment, a system includes an internal optical power transmitter configured to be disposed within a living subject. The internal optical power transmitter includes a power source configured to provide electrical energy and an electrical-optical converter operably coupled to the power source. The electrical-optical converter may be configured to convert at least a portion of the electrical energy into one or more optical power signals transdermally transmittable out of the living subject. The system further includes an external optical-electrical converter configured to convert the one or more optical power signals into one or more electrical power signals and at least one external device configured to be operably coupled to the external optical-electrical converter and powered by the one or more electrical power signals. Embodiments of methods, biocompatible electrical-optical converters, and internal optical power transmitters are also disclosed.04-25-2013
20110266891WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF ENERGY THROUGH CONCENTRIC LASER-INDUCED PLASMA CHANNELS IN ATMOSPHERE - A method and apparatus for transmission of charged particles along a laser-induced conduction path of concentric plasma channels in atmosphere. The apparatus comprises a high power laser array in operable communication with a high energy output means to accomplish initiation of at least two concentric plasma channels in atmosphere, a second energy source for outputting the charged particles to be transmitted, and means for introducing the charged particles to be transmitted into the wall of at least one of the laser-induced conduction channels. Other embodiments further include means for inducing the energy across the conduction path to a target capable of receiving and storing the energy, and a plurality of charging rods bearing a negative or positive charge and in communication with each conductive channel for shaping and stabilizing the charge transmitted therethrough.11-03-2011
20100308668METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POWER TRANSFER UTILIZING LEAKY WAVE ANTENNAS - Methods and systems for power transfer utilizing leaky wave antennas (LWAs) are disclosed and may include configuring one or more LWAs in a communication device to receive RF signals that are communicated from one or more other LWAs that are external to the communication device. The communication device may be powered utilizing the RF signals that are received via the configured LWAs. A resonant frequency of the LWAs may be configured utilizing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) deflection. The LWAs may be configured to receive the RF signals from a desired direction. The LWAs may comprise microstrip or coplanar waveguides, wherein a cavity height of the LWAs is dependent on spacing between conductive lines in the waveguides. The LWAs may be integrated in integrated circuits, integrated circuit packages, and/or printed circuit boards. The packages may be affixed to printed circuit boards and the integrated circuits may be flip-chip-bonded to the packages.12-09-2010
20120274154METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER - This document discusses, among other things, a method for providing wireless power from a power providing device to a portable electronic device. The method includes generating a wireless power signal as a beam having a propagation path directed toward the portable electronic device. The beam can be generated based on parameters for an incoming signal received from the portable electronic device. The wireless power signal can be received by a portable electronic device and converted into operating power for the portable electronic device.11-01-2012
20110234019METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSPORTING, DISTRIBUTING AND MANAGING ELECTRICAL ENERGY BY REMOTE LONGITUDINAL COUPLING IN NEAR FIELD BETWEEN ELECTRIC DIPOLES - The apparatus according to the invention is composed of one or plural generator devices (09-29-2011

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