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1. (WO2018106451) DEVICE HANDOVER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106451    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/062980
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 23 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H02J 50/40
Applicants: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
Inventors: ADOLF, Brian
GRUNDMANN, Michael
LIU, Eric
Title: DEVICE HANDOVER
Abstract:
Described herein are methods and systems for facilitating a wireless power handover. In particular, a controller may cause a first transmitter to provide electrical power to a receiver. The controller may then determine that a handover condition is met and may responsively facilitate a handover to a second transmitter. During this handover, the controller may engage in a phase-determination process to determine first and second phases at which the first and second transmitters should respectively provide electrical power to the receiver. Once determined, the controller may then cause the first and second transmitters to respectively provide electrical power to the receiver at the first and second phases and at substantially the same time. Subsequently, the controller may cause the first transmitter to no longer provide electrical power to the receiver and the second transmitter to continue to provide electrical power to the receiver, thereby completing the handover.