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1. US20170018972 - Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15279367
Application Date 28.09.2016
Publication Number 20170018972
Publication Date 19.01.2017
Grant Number 10199873
Grant Date 05.02.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 1/26
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
H02J 5/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
5Circuit arrangements for transfer of electric power between ac networks and dc networks
H02J 7/02
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
02for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
H02J 7/34
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
7Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
34Parallel operation in networks using both storage and other dc sources, e.g. providing buffering
H04B 5/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
5Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
H02J 50/12
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION, CONVERSION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
10using inductive coupling
12of the resonant type
CPC
G06F 1/26
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
G06F 1/266
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1Details not covered by groups G06F3/00G06F13/00 and G06F21/00
26Power supply means, e.g. regulation thereof
266Arrangements to supply power to external peripherals either directly from the computer or under computer control, e.g. supply of power through the communication port, computer controlled power-strips
H02J 17/00
H02J 5/005
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
5Circuit arrangements for transfer of electric power between ac networks and dc networks
005with inductive power transfer
H02J 50/12
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
10using inductive coupling
12of the resonant type
H02J 50/80
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
JCIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC POWER; SYSTEMS FOR STORING ELECTRIC ENERGY
50Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power
80involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Michael F. Culbert
Brett C. Bilbrey
David I. Simon
Peter M. Arnold
Title
(EN) Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment
Abstract
(EN)

Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to receive power wirelessly from the NFMR power supply must be located in a region known as the near field that extends no further than a distance D of a few times a characteristic size of the NFMR power supply transmission device. Typically, the distance D can be on the order of 1 meter or so.