Patents by Inventor Michael Leabman

Michael Leabman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170077735
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pockets of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field (e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Michael LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20170077995
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein may generate and transmit power waves that, as result of their physical waveform characteristics (e.g., frequency, amplitude, phase, gain, direction), converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pockets of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pockets of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field (e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Michael LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20170077765
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein discloses a wireless charging system configured to generate and transmit power waves that, due to physical waveform characteristics converge at a predetermined location in a transmission field to generate a pocket of energy. Receivers associated with an electronic device being powered by the wireless charging system, may extract energy from these pocket of energy and then convert that energy into usable electric power for the electronic device associated with a receiver. The pocket of energy may manifest as a three-dimensional field (e.g., transmission field) where energy may be harvested by a receiver positioned within or nearby the pocket of energy. Video sensors capture actual video images of fields of view within the transmission field, and a processor identifies selected objects, selected events, and/or selected locations within the captured video images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas BELL, Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20170070091
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20170005516
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Patent number: 9537358
    Abstract: Configurations and methods of wireless sound power transmission using a laptop computer may include a transmitter and/or a receiver embedded in the laptop screen. The embedded transmitter may emit SW waves for the generation of pockets of energy that may be utilized by receivers in peripheral devices for charging or powering. Meanwhile, the receiver embedded in the laptop computer may collect SW waves from a separate transmitter for charging or powering the laptop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9537354
    Abstract: A system and method for smart registration of wireless power receivers within a wireless power network is disclosed. Each wireless power device may include a universally unique identifier (UUID). Each wireless power device bought by a customer may be registered, at the time of purchase or later. The registry may be stored in an energy domain service, where energy domain service may be one or more cloud-based servers. The method for smart registration may include the steps of detecting a customer device; establishing a connection with a wireless power receiver to read its UUID; sending wireless power transmitter manager's UUID and wireless power receiver's UUID to energy domain service; inspecting wireless power transmitter manager registry; verifying wireless power receiver registry; authorizing power transfer to wireless power receiver; and reporting energy consumption for subsequent billing of customer depending on billing policy of wireless power transmitter manager specified within registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9538382
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: 9537357
    Abstract: The present invention provides wireless charging methods and systems for powering game controllers. The methods and systems may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to game console and game controllers, respectively. In other embodiments, the transmitters and receivers may be connected as a separate device to the game console and game controllers, respectively. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming utilizing sound waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9521926
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various methods, apparatus, and systems for wireless regulation of temperature of contents of a receptacle. The apparatus includes a receiver coupled to the receptacle, which receives pockets of energy generated in response to radio frequency waves. These radio frequency waves can be emitted by a pocket-forming transmitter in response to communication from the receptacle. The receiver coupled to the receptacle then provides electrical energy to a temperature regulating component associated with it. This temperature regulating component is configured to alter temperature of contents of the receptacle to desired temperature. Also disclosed is a cup containing liquids, such as beverages, which may be controllably heated to, or maintained at, a desired temperature using wireless power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 9450449
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. ‘The antenna arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 9438046
    Abstract: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: 9438045
    Abstract: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160241045
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides control protocols for wireless sound power transmission. An embodiment is presented where wireless sound power transmission may be carried out through pocket-forming where at least one transmitter, which may further include at least one micro-controller for digital signal processing, and one receiver may be utilized. In addition, control protocols which can be used by a micro-controller for authenticating electronic devices requiring wireless power may be provided. Further, control protocols for delivering wireless power to electronic devices may be provided. Lastly, micro-controller may store powering statistics in a processor which may be useful for users and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160241044
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for wireless power transmission based on multiple pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and two or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receivers the devices that are desired to charge or power. Both devices, the transmitter and receiver, may communicate to each other via a wireless protocol. By communicating to each other, the transmitter may identify and locate the devices to which the receivers are connected and thereafter aim pockets of energy to each device in order to power them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160240186
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for tracking position and orientation of one or more electronic devices, which may receive charge through wireless sound power transmission based on pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The transmitter may identify and locate the device to which the receiver is connected for subsequently charge and/or charge it. In order to increase charging and/or powering of electronic devices, a plurality of sensors may provide information determining the optimal position and/or orientation aimed to receive charge and/or power at the maximum available efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: D765673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D765695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D771098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D773506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman