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1. US20120303980 - Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

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United States of America
Application Number 13510285
Application Date 10.11.2010
Publication Number 20120303980
Publication Date 29.11.2012
Grant Number 09086864
Grant Date 21.07.2015
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
H01F 38/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
FMAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES
38Adaptations of transformers or inductances for specific applications or functions
H04B 5/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
5Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
H02J 7/00
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
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
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
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 7/025
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
022characterised by the type of converter
025using non-contact coupling, e.g. inductive, capacitive
H02J 7/345
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
345using capacitors as storage or buffering devices
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
H04B 5/0025
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
5Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
0025Near field system adaptations
Applicants Michael F. Culbert
Apple Inc.
Brett C. Bilbrey
David I. Simon
Peter M. Arnold
Inventors Michael F. Culbert
Brett C. Bilbrey
David I. Simon
Peter M. Arnold
Agents Downey Brand LLP
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.