Patents by Inventor Arik Rofe

Arik Rofe 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: 11114895
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20200373791
    Abstract: A system and method for inductively providing electrical power at a plurality of power levels to electrical devices. The system may include an inductive power outlet unit conductively coupled to a power supply and an inductive power receiver unit associated with the electrical device. The inductive power outlet unit includes a driver device operable to generate power at a plurality of power levels and electrical power is transferred to the electrical device at a power level selected from the plurality of power levels, in accordance with electrical power requirements of the electrical device. The power receiver may be operable in a plurality of modes having a secondary inductor configured to operate selectively with a plurality of inductance values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: ARIK ROFE, ELIESER MACH, OOLA GREENWALD, GUY RAVEH, MOTI ASHERY, ILYA GLUZMAN, MOTI KDOSHIM
  • Publication number: 20200303970
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Asheri, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Patent number: 10770927
    Abstract: A system and method for inductively providing electrical power at a plurality of power levels to electrical devices. The system may include an inductive power outlet unit conductively coupled to a power supply and an inductive power receiver unit associated with the electrical device. The inductive power outlet unit includes a driver device operable to generate power at a plurality of power levels and electrical power is transferred to the electrical device at a power level selected from the plurality of power levels, in accordance with electrical power requirements of the electrical device. The power receiver may be operable in a plurality of modes having a secondary inductor configured to operate selectively with a plurality of inductance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Arik Rofe, Elieser Mach, Oola Greenwald, Guy Raveh, Moti Ashery, Ilya Gluzman, Moti Kdoshim
  • Patent number: 10742076
    Abstract: A locator for locating power outlets and power receivers. A sensor is provided in a power receiver for detecting a detection signal emitted by a remote power outlet. A processor uses the detected signal to compute location coordinates of the power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20200227944
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Patent number: 10680469
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Asheri, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Patent number: 10523054
    Abstract: A triggerable power transmitter for power transmission from a primary coil to an inductively coupled secondary coil in a power receiver has a primary coil; a driver for electrically driving the primary coil; a probing coil receives analog signals indicative of resonance properties of the primary coil; analog filters may be used to filter frequencies, and a processor capable of generating digital information in response to the analog signal and determining if said primary coil is coupled to a secondary coil based on the digital information, and triggering power from the primary coil to said secondary coil when said primary coil is inductively coupled to said secondary coil. A resistor may be selectably connected in series with the primary coil and shorted out when power is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Asheri Moti, Elieser Mach, Oz Moshkovich, Guy Raveh
  • Publication number: 20180342908
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Ashery, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Patent number: 10068701
    Abstract: A hybrid power load balancing system configured to manage the amount of power transfer via a plurality of inductive coils is provided. The system comprises one or more power supplies, a plurality of inductive outlets associated with and configured to be supplied power by each of the power supplies for providing power to loads connected thereto, and a load balancer associated with each of the outlets. A power supply and its associated outlets and load balancers constitute a cluster. The load balancers are configured to grant power classes to the outlets to supply at least a minimum required power class to each of the attached loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Alfred Leibovitz, Ami Oz
  • Patent number: 10020680
    Abstract: An inductive power transmitter for inductive power transmission to an inductive power receiver is provided, comprising a primary coil, capable of being inductively coupled to a secondary coil in the inductive power receiver, a power supply and an associate driver configured to provide a varying electrical potential from the power supply to the primary coil, a monitoring system configured to measure electrical flow parameters of the primary coil, and a controller configured to detect, based on the electrical flow parameters measured by the monitoring system, an error condition indicative of a foreign object introduced between the primary coil and the secondary coil, and to facilitate, when the error condition is detected, interrupting the electrical potential to the primary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Guy Raveh, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben Shalom, Elieser Mach, Ilya Gluzman, Oz Mushkovich
  • Patent number: 9960642
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for integrating inductive power outlet functionality to provide power transfer to electrical devices, as an in-surface wireless charging system, embedded into a host such as a furniture item. An inductive power outlet may include a body casing for containing a primary inductor a driving unit and a fastening mechanism. The body casing may have dimensions suitable for introduction into a passageway through a plate of the item of furniture. The fastening mechanism may be utilized to secure the body casing to the plate of the item of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Charlie Ozana, Rachel Ben Hanoch, Einav Sadan Duschack, Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Alfred Lei-Bovitz, Dov Rhodes, Noam Meyuhas
  • Patent number: 9960640
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system is provided that includes at least one inductive power receiver having at least one secondary inductor for forming an inductive couple with a primary inductor and providing power to an electric load and at least one inductive power outlet having at least one primary inductor wired to a power supply via a driver configured to provide a driving voltage across the primary inductor. The driving voltage is oscillating at a transmission frequency significantly different from the natural frequency of the inductive couple. The system further includes at least one power monitor and at least one frequency modulator operable to adjust the natural frequency of the inductive couple thereby regulating power provided to the electric load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Elieser Mach, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Guy Raveh
  • Publication number: 20170294808
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet operable to transfer power to an inductive power receiver includes a driver wired to a primary inductive coil and operable to provide a driving voltage across the primary inductive coil. The primary inductive coil is configured to form an inductive couple having a characteristic resonant frequency with at least one secondary inductive coil wired to an electric load, the secondary inductive coil being associated with the inductive power receiver. The driving voltage oscillates at a transmission frequency substantially different from the characteristic resonant frequency of the inductive couple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: YOSSI AZANCOT, AMIR BEN-SHALOM, OOLA GREENWALD, ARIK ROFE, ALFRED LEIBOVITZ, MOTI ASHERY
  • Publication number: 20170250572
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20170172502
    Abstract: A garment is provided, configured to support a body part, an comprising a load-bearing portion configured to at least partially bear the weight of the body part, and a sensor functionally connected to the load-bearing portion so as to be acted on by the weight. The sensor comprises a core having one or more strain gauges mounted thereon, and one or more stress absorbers attached to the core. Each stress absorber 5 comprises a flexing member having a fixed end connected to the core, and a free end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: MoMilk Ltd.
    Inventors: Arik Rofe, Ofir Korech, Michael Trakhimovich
  • Patent number: 9685795
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer between a power transmitter and a power receiver may include a power transfer established by a detector of the wireless power transmitter detecting a magnetic field from a wireless power receiver in proximity to the wireless power transmitter and activating the wireless power transmitter to transfer power to the wireless power receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Alfred Liebovitz, Dov Rhodes, Noam Meyuhas
  • Patent number: 9666360
    Abstract: A pin-less power coupling arrangement comprising at least one pin-less power jack; the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug; said power plug comprising a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and said power plug and said power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20160329751
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling a wireless power transfer system based upon Inductive Charging Technology using frequency based signaling communication protocol, operable to function in modes of Standby, Digital Ping, Identification, Power Transfer and End of Charge (EOC). The power transfer system comprising at least one wireless power outlet associated with a wireless power transmitter coil and at least one electrical device associated with a wireless power receiver coil, where the wireless power receiver coil is in multi-directional communication with the wireless power transmission of a message transmitter coil. The amount of power transferred is controlled by feedback communication between the receiver and the transmitter configured to increase or NO decrease power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Elieser Mach, Oz Moshkovich, Yuval Koren, Guy Raveh, Itay Sherman, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Ian Podkamien
  • Patent number: 9478991
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system operable in a plurality of modes comprising an inductive power transmitter capable of providing power to the inductive power receiver over an extended region. The system may be switchable between the various modes by means of a mode selector operable to activate various features as required, such as: an alignment mechanism a resonance tuner, an auxiliary coil arrangement or a resonance seeking arrangement. Associated methods are taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Eran Weissentern, Arik Rofe, Amir Ben-Shalom, Guy Raveh, Elieser Mach, Oola Greenwald