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: 20160020649
    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: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160020830
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for communication between wireless power transmission systems and remote management systems. The described systems include one or more wireless power transmitters, one or more wireless power receivers and one or more electronic devices. Electronic devices may be able to communicate with wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers using suitable communications channels. The disclosed systems are capable of performing system assessments and check-ups, periodically generating status reports and sending the status reports to a remote management system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160020647
    Abstract: A plurality of integrated antenna structures described herein may be formed in a flat panel antenna arrays which may be arranged in equally spaced grid and may be used in transmitters for sending focused RF waves towards a receiver for wireless power charging or powering. Each of the integrated antenna structures may include planar inverted-F antennas (PIFAs) integrated with artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) metamaterials. As a result of their high directionality and form factor, the integrated antenna structures may be placed very close together, thus enabling the integration of a high number of integrated antenna structures in a single flat panel antenna array which may fit about 400+ integrated antenna structures. Each integrated antenna structure in the flat panel antenna arrays may be operated independently, thus enabling an enhanced control over the pocket forming. In addition, the higher number of integrated antenna structures may contribute to a higher gain for the flat panel antenna arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Harry Contopanagos
  • Publication number: 20160020616
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for wireless 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 and thereafter aim pockets of energy to the device in order to power it. Pockets of energy may be generated through constructive and destructive interferences, which may create null-spaces and spots of pockets of energy ranged into one or more radii from transmitter. Such feature may enable wireless power transmission through a selective range, which may limit operation area of electronic devices and/or may avoid formation of pockets of energy near and/or over certain areas, objects and people.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Publication number: 20160012695
    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: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160013656
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to a system and method for providing health safety in a wireless power transmission system. The wireless power transmission system disclosed here may include one or more wireless power transmitters, one or more wireless power receivers, one or more mobile client devices each running GUI system management software, one or more remote information service servers, and one or more active or inactive system management servers. The presently active system management server may host web service for system management GUI. The servers may be local or located remotely within a cloud. The method may include a checklist of proscribed circumstances or criteria that may allow the user to specify the circumstances when wireless power should not be transmitted to the client device in use by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160013678
    Abstract: A system for selecting a deselecting charging devices in a wireless power network is disclosed here. The system includes a graphical user interface from which a user may select or deselect devices to be charged in a wireless power network. The disclosed system may store records from different components of a wireless power network into a database distributed throughout said network with copies stored within the memory of wireless power transmitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160013677
    Abstract: A system for managing power charging schedules in a wireless power network is disclosed here. The system includes a graphical user interface from which a user may perform scheduling functions in a wireless power network. The disclosed system may store power scheduling records in a database within a wireless power transmitter or other computers in a wireless power network. The wireless power transmitter may use scheduling records in the database to control when to transmit wireless power to a single power receivers or simultaneously to multiple power receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150349574
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for improving battery life of electronic devices such as Bluetooth headsets, smart-watches among others running on small batteries, for example coin batteries. The method may include wireless sound power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming, while including receivers and capacitors in the aforementioned devices. Wirelessly charged capacitors may provide sufficient power on which devices may run, and thus, battery life of such electronic devices may be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Energous
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150349850
    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: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Energous
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150340910
    Abstract: An enhanced transmitter for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The transmitter may be able to transmit radio frequency (RF) waves or pockets of energy for charging or powering an electronic device. The transmitter may include antenna element arrangements for receiving RF waves from a plurality of wireless sources and process them using a dedicated RF integrated circuit (RFIC) and set of antenna elements for receiving RF input signals from a plurality of wireless power sources. A digital signal processor (DSP) may be used to control reception using the dedicated RFIC and antenna elements of reception and to control transmission of wireless power selecting the transmitting RFICs and configuration of antenna elements to send RF waves or pockets of energy to a wireless receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150340911
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to a system and method that may be used to generate a unique identifier for one or more wireless power devices such as one or more wireless power receivers, wireless power transmitters, GUI management devices, and system management servers among others, within a wireless power network. The method may use automated software embedded on a chip that may run when a wireless power device boots up for the first time. The unique ID may allow easy associations of wireless power devices with user defined names.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150340903
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for charging electronic devices using wireless power delivery systems. The described systems include one or more wireless power transmitters, one or more wireless power receivers and one or more electronic devices. Electronic devices may be able to communicate with wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers using suitable communications channels. The disclosed systems are capable of associating a wireless power receiver with a customer to deliver power to a customer's device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150340909
    Abstract: A system and method for a self-system analysis in a wireless power transmission network is disclosed. According to some aspects of this disclosure a wireless power transmission network may include one or more wireless power transmitter managers, one or more wireless power receivers, servers, and clouds within a local network to provide wireless power transfer to electronic devices. Wireless power devices in the network may establish, but is not limited to a WiFi connection to share information among all the wireless power devices in the system. Wireless power transmitter managers may monitor everything that happens in the network. If a problem is detected by the wireless power transmitter manager, an analysis of the issue may be done by any device in the network with a copy of the device database. Then a recommendation may be generated for enhancing the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150333529
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150333573
    Abstract: A wireless sound power distribution system for Law Enforcement equipment is disclosed. The system includes a wireless power transmitter coupled with a power source. The transmitter may form pockets of energy using controlled sound waves. Electrical equipment coupled with an electronic receiver may utilize pockets of energy formed by the transmitter to Charge or power the electrical equipment. The transmitter coupled with a power source may be carried in a vehicle for portability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150333572
    Abstract: The present invention provides various electric receiver arrangements included in clothing pieces that require electric current to perform tasks, such as warming, cooling and displaying. Suitable wireless sound power transmission techniques like pocket forming is used to provide the clothing pieces with wireless power. In some embodiments, receivers may include at least one sensor connected to at least one rectifier and one power converter. In other embodiments, receivers including a plurality of sensors, a plurality of rectifiers or a plurality of power converters may be provided. In addition, receivers may include communications components which may allow for communication to various electronic equipment including transmitters for controlling the temperature circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: Energous
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150333528
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless sound power system using wireless power transmission techniques such as pocket-forming. Wireless sound power system is used in a house to provide power and charge to a plurality of mobile and non-mobile devices therein. The wireless powered house often includes a single base station that is connected to several transmitters. The base station manages operation of every transmitter in an independently manner or operates several transmitters as a single transmitter. Connection between base station and transmitters may be achieved through a plurality of techniques including wired connections and wireless connections. In some embodiments, transmitters include one or more transducers connected to at least one sound wave integrated circuit with a micro-controller and a power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326025
    Abstract: A method for controlling communication between wireless power transmitter managers is disclosed. According to some aspects of this embodiment, wireless power transmission system may include one or more wireless power transmitter managers and one or more wireless power receivers for powering various customer devices. A WiFi connection may be established between wireless power transmitter managers to share information between system devices. Wireless power transmitter manager may need to fulfill two conditions to control power transfer over a customer device; customer device's signal strength threshold has to be significantly greater than 50%, such as 55% or more of the signal strength measured by all other wireless power transmitter managers and has to remain significantly greater than 50% for a minimum amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D747682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman