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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150326072
    Abstract: A controlled-power delivery system may operate with RF waves for supplying continuous and suitable power to a load. The controlled-power delivery system may include one or more receiving antennas, one or more rectifiers, a first boost converter, a charger, a storage element, and a second boost converter. The first boost converter may step up the rectified DC voltage obtained from the receiving antenna and rectifier to supply a suitable voltage level that can be used for charging the storage element. The second boost converter may increase the voltage from the storage element to a suitable level that may satisfy the power requirements of the load. The charger in conjunction with the first and second boost converters may be configured to allow a plurality of modes of operation for delivering power to the load and charging the storage element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real time communication between wireless power transmitters and wireless power receivers based on software embedded on a microprocessor. The systems and methods described here may allow wireless power transmitters to communicate with one or more wireless power receivers in real time within intervals of one second. The systems and methods described here may also enable full control of the wireless power receivers by letting the user decide which wireless power receivers to charge, when to charge them, and set priorities and charging schedules among other functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326142
    Abstract: A novel integrated rectifier and boost converter circuit architecture is disclosed. The rectifier architecture includes a plurality of identical half-bridge rectifiers connected to receiving antennas to convert wireless AC power into DC power. The integrated rectifier may be coupled in series with a charging inductor in a boost converter. The inductor may discharge upon operation of two micro-controller-driven switching transistors using predetermined threshold and timing scheme to turn on/off. The rectifier architecture may provide high power densities, improve efficiency at larger load currents, and may be enabled in an integrated circuit with eight RF signal inputs, eight half-bridge rectifiers, and eight DC outputs ganged together as single feed into the boost converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326027
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides wireless charging and powering methods for healthcare gadgets and wireless sensors. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming. The methods may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to medical devices and wireless sensors, respectively. In other embodiments, the receiver may be integrated into wireless sensors. In yet another embodiment, the transmitters may be positioned on strategic places so as to have a wider range for wireless power transmission to portable electronic medical devices and wireless sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326026
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for 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 sender of energy and the receiver connected to an electronic device that is desired to charge or power. The transmitters power devices within a predefined range. This configuration may be beneficial in retail store settings where improved interactivity between users and devices is required. In addition, the configuration provides a safety feature to avoid unauthorized usage of electronic devices. A variation of this configuration is given in an academic setting where electronic devices utilized for learning are required to stay within school premises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326069
    Abstract: An enhanced receiver for wireless power transmission is disclosed. The receiver may be able to convert RF waves into continuous, stable and suitable voltage or power that can be used for charging or powering an electronic device. The receiver may include an antenna array for extracting and rectifying power from RF waves or pockets of energy. An input boost converter in the receiver may step up and stabilize the rectified voltage, while charging a storage element in the receiver. An output boost converter in the receiver may step up the output voltage of the storage element to deliver continuous and suitable power or voltage to a load. A microcontroller in the receiver may perform power measurements at different nodes or sections to adjust the operation of the input and output boost converters so that load power requirements can be satisfied at all times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326051
    Abstract: A system for managing a wireless power network is disclosed here. The system includes a graphical user interface from which a user may perform managing functions in a wireless power network. The disclosed system may connect and request information from a plurality of power transmitter manager applications embedded as software in wireless power transmitters. Wireless power transmitters may receive input data from wireless power receivers. Received data may be stored in a device database in memory of the wireless power transmitter. The system may request, modify and update data from the device database in each wireless power transmitter. The system may also determine actions to be performed by the wireless power transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326024
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for pairing electronic devices with wireless power receivers. 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 an electronic device with a wireless power receiver when the wireless power receiver is in close proximity or attached to the electronic device for a suitable period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326143
    Abstract: Synchronous rectifier circuit topologies for a wireless power receiver receiving a supply of power from a wireless transmitter are disclosed. The synchronous rectifier circuit topologies include a half-bridge diode-FET transistor rectifier for rectifying the wireless power into power including a DC waveform, using a control scheme that may be provided by a delay-locked loop clock, or phase shifters, or wavelength links to control conduction of FET transistors in the synchronous rectifier circuit topology, and maintaining a constant switching frequency to have the diodes, coupled to FET transistors, to allow current to flow through each one respectively at the appropriate timing, focusing on high conduction times. The synchronous rectifier circuit topologies may enable power transfer of high-frequency signals at enhanced efficiency due to significant reduction of forward voltage drop and lossless switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326070
    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: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Petras, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326071
    Abstract: Various planar inverted-F antenna configurations may include an antenna element formed on the top of a PCB and a ground element formed on the bottom of the PCB. Two or more slots may be included in the antenna element for reducing the antenna area while maintaining a suitable impedance bandwidth. A slot may be included in the ground element for reducing the ground area while increasing radiation efficiency. A folded ground may be formed on the top of the PCB for reducing system area while maintaining suitable performance. By moving the folded ground closer to the antenna element and increasing the PCB thickness, significant reductions in system area may be achieved, while maintaining or improving performance in terms of radiation pattern, radiation efficiency and impedance bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harry Contopanagos, Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20150326063
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for improved wireless charging pads for charging and/or powering electronic devices. Such pads may not require a power cord for connecting to a main power supply, for example a wall outlet. In contrast, power may be delivered wireless to the foregoing pads through pocket-forming. A transmitter connected to a power source may deliver pockets of energy to the pads which through at least one embedded receiver may convert such pockets of energy to power. Lastly, the pads may power and/or charge electronic devices through suitable wireless power transmission techniques such as magnetic induction, electrodynamics induction or pocket-forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. LEABMAN, Gregory Scott Brewer