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1. (WO2018063650) METHODS AND APPARATUS TO WIRELESSLY POWER AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/063650    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/048976
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B64C 39/02
B64D 47/00
H02J 7/00
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: YANG, Songnan
WONG, Hong
YAO, Zhen
ELKHOULY, Essam
KARACAOGLU, Ulun
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS TO WIRELESSLY POWER AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE
Abstract:
Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to wirelessly power an unmanned aerial vehicle are disclosed. An example unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) includes a first electrode assembly to capacitively couple to a first power cable. The example UAV includes a second electrode assembly to capacitively couple to a second power cable. The first and second electrode assemblies, when capacitively coupled to the respective first and second power cables, are to receive power from at least one of the first and second power cables. The example UAV includes a power storage circuit to store the received power.