Patents by Inventor Afshin Partovi

Afshin Partovi 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: 10594155
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless power receiver for powering or charging an electric or electronic device or battery or a mobile electronic system such as a vehicle or robot. The receiver may consist of or consist essentially of a receiver coil of a blade or thin solenoid shape/geometry that includes a larger surface in a first dimension and a smaller surface in a second and/or third dimension, which receives power inductively from a wireless charger. The charger may be a source of an alternating magnetic field to charge or power one or multiple wireless power receivers or devices having small surface areas or volumes. The receiver coil has the smaller surface facing a charging surface of the charger. The wireless charger may include a charger coil designed to provide a substantially uniform magnetic field over an area larger than 50% of the charger surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20200044482
    Abstract: A charger or power supply is provided that effects substantially continuous charging to one or more devices and/or batteries, on a surface of the charger or power supply. The charger or power supply comprises: a plurality of coils arrayed in one or multiple layers to provide substantially continuous charging or to supply wireless power over an effective charging area of the surface of the charger or power supply, wherein the effective charging area is larger than a single coil surface area, and the coils are arrayed such that any location on the effective charging area is at a distance equal to or less than a radius or a side-to-center length of at least one coil. Ferromagnetic and/or electrically conductive layers or structures positioned within the charger or power supply shield components within the charger or power supply (or shield the nearby environment of the charger or power supply).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Publication number: 20200036214
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, described herein are systems and methods for enabling efficient wireless power transfer and charging of devices and/or batteries, including in some embodiments freedom of placement of the devices and/or batteries in one or multiple (e.g. one, two or three) dimensions, and/or improved features such as ease of use and compatibility. Exemplary applications include beam inductive or magnetic charging and power for use in, e.g., mobile, electronic, electric, lighting or other devices, machines, batteries, power tools, kitchen, military, medical, industrial tools or systems, robots, trains, buses, trucks and/or vehicles, and other environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20190372406
    Abstract: A system for intelligent initiation of an inductive charging process is provided. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a receiver coil or receiver associated with a mobile device, and provided as a separable or after-market accessory for use with the mobile device. When the mobile device is placed in proximity to a base unit having one or more charger coils, the charger coil is used to inductively generate a current in the receiver coil or receiver associated with the mobile device, to charge or power the mobile device. The base unit and mobile device communicate with each other prior to and/or during charging or powering to determine a protocol to be used to charge or power the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Patent number: 10367369
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, described herein are systems and methods for enabling efficient wireless power transfer and charging of devices and/or batteries, including in some embodiments freedom of placement of the devices and/or the batteries in one or multiple (e.g. one, two or three) dimensions, and/or improved features including ease of use and compatibility. Exemplary applications include beam inductive or magnetic charging and power for use in, e.g., mobile, electronic, electric, lighting or other devices, machines, batteries, power tools, kitchen, military, medical, industrial tools or systems, robots, trains, buses, trucks and/or vehicles, and other environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20190097448
    Abstract: Provided is a base for wirelessly charging and/or wirelessly powering in which multiple identical or similar charger circuits are replicated and connected to identical or similar coils to provide power to one or more receivers simultaneously, each charging or powering one or more mobile devices, electronics, robots, vehicles, appliances, lights or batteries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20190097447
    Abstract: Provided is a base unit for wireless power transfer or charging through a time varying magnetic field, comprising. The unit may include one or more components including a magnetic material or layer, that guide a corresponding magnetic flux generated by a coil in the base unit in one or multiple dimensions and/or to guide the magnetic flux in such a manner as to create a preferential path for returning flux flow in one or multiple dimensions. When one or more power receivers, each having one or more receiver coils or receivers associated therewith, is placed in proximity to a base unit, the coil in the base unit is used to inductively generate a current in the one or more receiver coils or receivers associated with the one or more power receivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20190020210
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, described herein are systems and methods for enabling efficient wireless power transfer and charging of devices and/or batteries, including in some embodiments freedom of placement of the devices and/or batteries in one or multiple (e.g. one, two or three) dimensions, and/or improved features such as ease of use and compatibility. Exemplary applications include beam inductive or magnetic charging and power for use in, e.g., mobile, electronic, electric, lighting or other devices, machines, batteries, power tools, kitchen, military, medical, industrial tools or systems, robots, trains, buses, trucks and/or vehicles, and other environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20180358834
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless power receiver for powering or charging an electric or electronic device or battery or a mobile electronic system such as a vehicle or robot. The receiver may consist of or consist essentially of a receiver coil of a blade or thin solenoid shape/geometry that includes a larger surface in a first dimension and a smaller surface in a second and/or third dimension, which receives power inductively from a wireless charger. The charger may be a source of an alternating magnetic field to charge or power one or multiple wireless power receivers or devices having small surface areas or volumes. The receiver coil has the smaller surface facing a charging surface of the charger. The wireless charger may include a charger coil designed to provide a substantially uniform magnetic field over an area larger than 50% of the charger surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Patent number: 10141770
    Abstract: A system is descried for use in wireless charging or wireless powering. The system includes a base for wirelessly charging and/or wirelessly powering and a receiver capable of receiving electricity wirelessly from the base. The receiver is associated with a battery and/or device. The base and/or the receiver is capable of detecting and operating under a plurality of power protocols and/or a plurality of communicating protocols, thereby allowing the base to transfer electricity wirelessly to the battery and/or device in a manner consistent with a common communication and/or common power protocol shared between the base and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Patent number: 10115520
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling efficient wireless power transfer, and charging of devices and batteries, in a manner that allows freedom of placement of the devices or batteries in one or multiple (e.g., one, two or three) dimensions. In accordance with various embodiments, applications include inductive or magnetic charging and power, and wireless powering or charging of, e.g., mobile, electronic, electric, lighting, batteries, power tools, kitchen, military, medical or dental, industrial applications, vehicles, trains, or other devices or products. In accordance with various embodiments, the systems and methods can also be generally applied, e.g., to power supplies or other power sources or charging systems, such as systems for transfer of wireless power to a mobile, electronic or electric device, vehicle, or other product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Patent number: 10044229
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for inductive powering and/or charging of electric or electronic devices or batteries. For example, a system may comprise a base unit, such as a charger or power supply, which includes one or more primary coils generally having a planar or curved surface. Each primary coil can be activated to generate a magnetic field in a direction substantially perpendicular to the planar or curved surface to provide power to one or more inductive power receiver coils of a receiver to power or charge one or more portable devices or batteries. The base unit is capable of detecting a wireless communication signal or a modulation communication signal in the one or more primary coils created by modulation of the receiver's impedance and is capable of using the wireless communication signal or the modulation communication signal to control output voltage, current or power from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Publication number: 20180041047
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed charging of mobile devices. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a secondary coil or receiver associated with a mobile device. When the mobile device is placed in proximity to a base unit having one or more primary coils, each primary coil having a generally planar shape so that when a current is passed through the primary coil a magnetic field is generated in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the primary coil, the perpendicular magnetic field is used to inductively generate a current in the secondary coil or receiver associated with the mobile device, to charge or power the mobile device. In accordance with various embodiments the system can incorporate efficiency measures that improve the efficiency of power transfer between the charger and receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Patent number: 9837846
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling transfer of power, from a wireless charger or power supply, to one or more receivers placed on or near the wireless charger or power supply, including powering or charging one or multiple receivers or devices having small surface areas or volumes. In accordance with an embodiment, a receiver coil can be generally shaped as a blade or thin solenoid, which receives power inductively, which is then used to power or charge one or more electronic devices. Applications include inductive or magnetic charging and power, and particularly usage in mobile, electronic, electric, lighting, or other devices, batteries, power tools, kitchen, industrial, medical or dental, or military applications, vehicles, robots, trains, and other usages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Patent number: 9793721
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed charging of mobile devices. In accordance with an embodiment, the system comprises a secondary coil or receiver associated with a mobile device. When the mobile device is placed in proximity to a base unit having one or more primary coils, each primary coil having a generally planar shape so that when a current is passed through the primary coil a magnetic field is generated in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the primary coil, the perpendicular magnetic field is used to inductively generate a current in the secondary coil or receiver associated with the mobile device, to charge or power the mobile device. In accordance with various embodiments the system can incorporate efficiency measures that improve the efficiency of power transfer between the charger and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Patent number: 9722447
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, described herein are systems and methods for enabling efficient wireless power transfer and charging of devices and/or batteries, including in some embodiments freedom of placement of the devices and/or batteries in one or multiple (e.g. one, two or three) dimensions, and/or improved features such as ease of use and compatibility. Exemplary applications include beam inductive or magnetic charging and power for use in, e.g., mobile, electronic, electric, lighting or other devices, batteries, power tools, kitchen, military, medical, industrial tools or systems, robots, trains, buses, trucks and/or vehicles, and other environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventor: Afshin Partovi
  • Publication number: 20170194809
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for inductive powering and/or charging of electric or electronic devices or batteries. For example, a system may comprise a base unit, such as a charger or power supply, which includes one or more primary coils generally having a planar or curved surface. Each primary coil can be activated to generate a magnetic field in a direction substantially perpendicular to the planar or curved surface to provide power to one or more inductive power receiver coils of a receiver to power or charge one or more portable devices or batteries. The base unit is capable of detecting a wireless communication signal or a modulation communication signal in the one or more primary coils created by modulation of the receiver's impedance and is capable of using the wireless communication signal or the modulation communication signal to control output voltage, current or power from the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Patent number: 9601943
    Abstract: Provided is a combination of a receiver unit and a mobile device and/or battery, the device and/or battery capable of being inductively powered and/or charged by the receiver unit, the unit being a component of or electrically connected to the mobile device or battery. The receiver unit comprises a receiver coil and a communication and control system. The receiver coil generally has a planar surface, and the receiver unit is capable of receiving energy from a base unit via an inductive magnetic field and using the energy to power and/or charge the mobile device or batter. The communication and control system in the receiver unit regulates an appropriate power, voltage and/or current value of an output of the receiver unit to charge or power the mobile device or battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Patent number: 9577440
    Abstract: A portable inductive power source, power device, or unit, for use in powering or charging electrical, electronic, battery-operated, mobile, and other devices is disclosed herein. In accordance with an embodiment the system comprises a pad or similar base unit that contains a primary, which creates an alternating magnetic field by means of applying an alternating current to a winding, coil, or any type of current carrying wire. A receiver comprises a means for receiving the energy from the alternating magnetic field from the pad and transferring it to a mobile or other device. In some embodiments the receiver can also comprise electronic components or logic to set the voltage and current to the appropriate levels required by the mobile device, or to communicate information or data to and from the pad. Embodiments may also incorporate efficiency measures that improve the efficiency of power transfer between the charger and receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mojo Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears
  • Publication number: 20170025896
    Abstract: A power source, charging system, and inductive receiver for mobile devices. A pad or similar base unit comprises a primary, which creates a magnetic field by applying an alternating current to a winding, coil, or any type of current carrying wire. A receiver comprises a means for receiving the energy from the alternating magnetic field and transferring it to a mobile or other device. The receiver can also comprise electronic components or logic to set the voltage and current to the appropriate levels required by the mobile device, or to communicate information or data to and from the pad. The system may also incorporate efficiency measures that improve the efficiency of power transfer between the charger and receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Afshin Partovi, Michael Sears