Patents by Inventor Alanson P. Sample

Alanson P. Sample 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: 20210339008
    Abstract: An adaptive system for efficient and long-range wireless power delivery using magnetically coupled resonators responds to changes in a dynamic environment, and maintains high efficiency over a narrow or fixed frequency range. The system uses adaptive impedance matching to maintain high efficiency. The wireless power transfer system includes a drive inductor coupled to a high-Q transmitter coil, and a load inductor coupled to a high-Q receiver coil. The transmitter coil and receiver coil for a magnetically coupled resonator. A first matching network is (i) operably coupled to the drive inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the drive inductor and the transmitter coil, or (ii) is operably coupled to the load inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the load inductor and the receiver coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Benjamin H. Waters, Scott Wisdom, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 11090481
    Abstract: An adaptive system for efficient and long-range wireless power delivery using magnetically coupled resonators responds to changes in a dynamic environment, and maintains high efficiency over a narrow or fixed frequency range. The system uses adaptive impedance matching to maintain high efficiency. The wireless power transfer system includes a drive inductor coupled to a high-Q transmitter coil, and a load inductor coupled to a high-Q receiver coil. The transmitter coil and receiver coil for a magnetically coupled resonator. A first matching network is (i) operably coupled to the drive inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the drive inductor and the transmitter coil, or (ii) is operably coupled to the load inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the load inductor and the receiver coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Benjamin H. Waters, Scott Wisdom, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 10819151
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus for wireless power transmission, comprising: a resonator comprising: a three dimensional structure; and an energy storage mechanism operatively coupled to the three dimensional structure; wherein the three dimensional structure and energy storage mechanism produce standing electromagnetic waves upon driving the resonator. Other systems, methods, apparatuses, and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Patent number: 10707685
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method of wireless power transmission, including: powering a transmitter that produces electromagnetic waves in a three dimensional structure; selecting a transmission frequency that is a resonance frequency for the three dimensional structure; and transmitting, using the transmitter, electromagnetic waves within the three dimensional structure on the transmission frequency selected. Other systems, methods, apparatuses and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Publication number: 20190280527
    Abstract: An adaptive system for efficient and long-range wireless power delivery using magnetically coupled resonators responds to changes in a dynamic environment, and maintains high efficiency over a narrow or fixed frequency range. The system uses adaptive impedance matching to maintain high efficiency. The wireless power transfer system includes a drive inductor coupled to a high-Q transmitter coil, and a load inductor coupled to a high-Q receiver coil. The transmitter coil and receiver coil for a magnetically coupled resonator. A first matching network is (i) operably coupled to the drive inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the drive inductor and the transmitter coil, or (ii) is operably coupled to the load inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the load inductor and the receiver coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Benjamin H. Waters, Scott Wisdom, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 10165355
    Abstract: A system and method for data transmission and power supply capability over an audio jack for mobile devices are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: a peripheral device including an energy storage component, a microphone using a microphone bias voltage, and a select switch configured to provide a first switch position wherein charging of the energy storage component using the microphone bias voltage via the microphone conductor is enabled, the select switch being configured provide a second switch position wherein charging of the energy storage component using the microphone bias voltage via the microphone conductor is disabled; and a mobile device and an application (app) executable in the mobile device to produce a switching tone on the audio signal conductor of the audio jack, the switching tone causing the select switch to transition to the first switch position or the second switch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Indira Negi, Lakshman Krishnamurthy, Brian K. Vogel, Darren S. Crews, Sai Hemachandra Vemprala, Xiaochao Yang, Howard D. Millett, Alexander Essaian, Alanson P. Sample
  • Publication number: 20180097402
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus for wireless power transmission, comprising: a resonator comprising: a three dimensional structure; and an energy storage mechanism operatively coupled to the three dimensional structure; wherein the three dimensional structure and energy storage mechanism produce standing electromagnetic waves upon driving the resonator. Other systems, methods, apparatuses, and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Publication number: 20170034618
    Abstract: A system and method for data transmission and power supply capability over an audio jack for mobile devices are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: a peripheral device including an energy storage component, a microphone using a microphone bias voltage, and a select switch configured to provide a first switch position wherein charging of the energy storage component using the microphone bias voltage via the microphone conductor is enabled, the select switch being configured provide a second switch position wherein charging of the energy storage component using the microphone bias voltage via the microphone conductor is disabled; and a mobile device and an application (app) executable in the mobile device to produce a switching tone on the audio signal conductor of the audio jack, the switching tone causing the select switch to transition to the first switch position or the second switch position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: lntel Corporation
    Inventors: Indira Negi, Lakshman Krishnamurthy, Brian K. Vogel, Darren S. Crews, Sai Hemachandra Vemprala, Xiaochao Yang, Howard D. Millett, Alexander Essaian, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 9537346
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electronic device such as a portable computer has a structure that extends from the device to wirelessly transfer electrical power between itself and an external device. The structure may be placed in a non-extended position when not being used for such power transfer. In some embodiments power transfer may take place in either direction, and may be used for various purposes, such as to provide operational power and/or to charge a battery. The external device may be placed on or near the extended structure for power transfer to take place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily B. Cooper, Joshua R. Smith, Alanson P. Sample, John C. Neumann
  • Patent number: 9473209
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a receiving antenna configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted by a transmitting device and arranged to associate or dissociate with the transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily B. Cooper, Joshua R. Smith, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 9461478
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of transmitting power from a transmitter of a wireless power system at a multiplicity of frequencies between a first transmission frequency and a second transmission frequency at a first power level and transmitting power from the transmitter at a second power level and at one or more frequencies between the first transmission frequency and the second transmission frequency if the one or more receiving devices are determined to be coupled to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 9415149
    Abstract: A ventricular assist device (VAD) system includes one or more external subsystems including an amplifier energizing a drive loop with alternating current, and a Tx resonator inductively coupled to the drive loop. An implanted subsystem includes a VAD, an Rx resonator that forms a magnetically coupled resonator with the Tx resonator, and a load loop for providing power to the VAD that is inductively coupled to the Rx resonator. A sensor monitors the drive loop and a controller uses the sensor data to adjust a system parameter to optimize energy transfer performance. Distributing a plurality of the external subsystems throughout a defined space provides a patient with freedom of movement within the defined space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Yale University
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Pramod Bonde, Benjamin H. Waters, Alanson P. Sample
  • Patent number: 9378446
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, wherein the RFID tag includes an antenna, and wherein at least one amorphous silicon or organic photovoltaic solar cell is integrated with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Yuri A. Sylvester
  • Publication number: 20160164301
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method of wireless power transmission, including: powering a transmitter that produces electromagnetic waves in a three dimensional structure; selecting a transmission frequency that is a resonance frequency for the three dimensional structure; and transmitting, using the transmitter, electromagnetic waves within the three dimensional structure on the transmission frequency selected. Other systems, methods, apparatuses and products are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Alanson P. Sample, Matthew J. Chabalko
  • Publication number: 20160043572
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a switching mechanism coupled to a wireless power transmitting device, wherein the switching mechanism is configured to selectively control operation of a transmitting coil in the wireless power transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Emily B. COOPER, Songnan YANG, Charles J. BONSAVAGE, Joshua R. SMITH, Alanson P. SAMPLE, Anand S. KONANUR
  • Publication number: 20150288218
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electronic device such as a portable computer has a structure that extends from the device to wirelessly transfer electrical power between itself and an external device. The structure may be placed in a non-extended position when not being used for such power transfer. In some embodiments power transfer may take place in either direction, and may be used for various purposes, such as to provide operational power and/or to charge a battery. The external device may be placed on or near the extended structure for power transfer to take place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Emily B. Cooper, Joshua R. Smith, Alanson P. Sample, John C. Neumann
  • Publication number: 20150280444
    Abstract: An adaptive system for efficient and long-range wireless power delivery using magnetically coupled resonators responds to changes in a dynamic environment, and maintains high efficiency over a narrow or fixed frequency range. The system uses adaptive impedance matching to maintain high efficiency. The wireless power transfer system includes a drive inductor coupled to a high-Q transmitter coil, and a load inductor coupled to a high-Q receiver coil. The transmitter coil and receiver coil for a magnetically coupled resonator. A first matching network is (i) operably coupled to the drive inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the drive inductor and the transmitter coil, or (ii) is operably coupled to the load inductor and configured to selectively adjust the impedance between the load inductor and the receiver coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: Joshua R. Smith, Benjamin H. Waters, Scott Wisdom, Alanson P. Sample
  • Publication number: 20150207543
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed that includes features of a receiving antenna configured to wirelessly receive power transmitted by a transmitting device and arranged to associate or dissociate with the transmitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Inventors: Emily B. COOPER, Joshua R. SMITH, Alanson P. SAMPLE
  • Publication number: 20150116916
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electronic device such as a portable computer has a structure that extends from the device to wirelessly transfer electrical power between itself and an external device. The structure may be placed in a non-extended position when not being used for such power transfer. In some embodiments power transfer may take place in either direction, and may be used for various purposes, such as to provide operational power and/or to charge a battery. The external device may be placed on or near the extended structure for power transfer to take place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily B. Cooper, Joshua R. Smith, Alanson P. Sample, John C. Neumann
  • Publication number: 20140378743
    Abstract: A ventricular assist device (VAD) system includes one or more external subsystems including an amplifier energizing a drive loop with alternating current, and a Tx resonator inductively coupled to the drive loop. An implanted subsystem includes a VAD, an Rx resonator that forms a magnetically coupled resonator with the Tx resonator, and a load loop for providing power to the VAD that is inductively coupled to the Rx resonator. A sensor monitors the drive loop and a controller uses the sensor data to adjust a system parameter to optimize energy transfer performance. Distributing a plurality of the external subsystems throughout a defined space provides a patient with freedom of movement within the defined space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Smith, Pramod Bonde, Benjamin H. Waters, Alanson P. Sample