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).

  • Patent number: 9419443
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a plurality of transducer 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 transducer 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: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160204622
    Abstract: A transmitter for wireless power transmission includes a processor configured to control transmission of power waves that converge to form constructive interference at a location associated with a receiver. The transmitter further includes a processor to receive sensor data from one or more sensors of the electronic device representative of at least one of a proscribed orientation circumstance of the electronic device, a proscribed motion circumstance of the electronic device, and a proscribed ambient light circumstance of the electronic device; adjust a power level of the power waves upon receiving at least one of the proscribed orientation circumstance of the electronic device, the proscribed motion circumstance of the electronic device, and the proscribed ambient light circumstance of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160191121
    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 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas BELL, Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160183056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160181854
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Patent number: 9368020
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to an off-premises alert system and method for one or more wireless power receivers in a wireless power network. The system and method may include automated software embedded on a wireless power receiver that may be triggered every time a wireless power receiver is turned on. The system and method may be employed in stores where customers may use wireless power receivers to charge their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and the like, while being inside the store. The method may prevent customers from not returning the wireless power receiver by producing an audible alert in the power receiver. If customer fails to return wireless power receiver, the method may then automatically report details regarding the lost wireless power receiver to an appropriate authority through automatic communication connection through any intervening network cloud-based media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160149437
    Abstract: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission using a laptop computer may include a transmitter and/or a receiver embedded in the laptop screen. The embedded transmitter may emit RF 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 RF waves from a separate transmitter for charging or powering the laptop computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099602
    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 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160100312
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas BELL, Michael LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160099756
    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 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099601
    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: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160100124
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting wireless power is provided. The apparatus comprising a television system and a transmitter coupled to the television system. The transmitter is configured to emit a plurality of wireless power waves and define a pocket of energy thereby so that a receiver is able to interface with the pocket of energy and charge a device thereby, wherein the device is coupled to the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099609
    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: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099757
    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 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099755
    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: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099611
    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: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Publication number: 20160099610
    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: April 7, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott BREWER
  • Patent number: D756917
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: D756918
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: D757648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman