Patents by Inventor Manuel Pinuela Rangel

Manuel Pinuela Rangel 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: 11031824
    Abstract: An RF energy harvesting apparatus comprising an energy harvesting antenna carried on a substrate for fixing the antenna to an electrical device, wherein the antenna comprises a coil of conductive material carried on the substrate, wherein the coil provides two loops of conductive material on the substrate, the coil comprising a second loop inside a first loop; and wherein the coil comprises at least one segment arranged to reduce spatial variations in the H-field in an area circumscribed by the first loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Aline Coelho De Souza, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Vitor Freitas, Diana Stefan
  • Publication number: 20200293847
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: an inductive coupler for coupling inductively with a radio frequency, RF, H-field to provide an alternating RF voltage; a near field, RF, communicator connected to the inductive coupler for performing near field RF communication; an auxiliary circuit connected to the inductive coupler by a rectifier for obtaining DC electrical energy from the alternating RF voltage wherein the auxiliary circuit is arranged to communicate data with the near field RF communicator; wherein the rectifier comprises: a first rectifier input and a second rectifier input for receiving the alternating RF voltage, a first rectifier output and a second rectifier output for providing the DC electrical energy to the auxiliary circuit; a rectifying element connected between the first rectifier input and the second rectifier input wherein the first rectifier output is coupled to an output of the rectifying element and to the first rectifier input by a first inductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Vitor Andrade FREITAS, Manuel Pinuela RANGEL, Victor DIAZ
  • Publication number: 20200166555
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus comprising an RF energy harvester and an RF energy meter. The RF energy harvester comprises an antenna, a rectifier, an energy storage module and light output module. The antenna is arranged to receive an RF signal. The rectifier is arranged to generate a DC voltage from the received RF signal. The energy storage module is arranged to store the DC voltage. The light output module is arranged to output light pulses using the stored energy. The RF energy meter comprises a light detection module, a control module and an output module. The light detection module is arranged to detect light pulses output by the light output module of the RF energy harvester. The control module is arranged to count the number of light pulses detected by the light detection module. The output module is arranged to provide an output indicative of an amount of energy harvested by the RF energy harvester based on the counted number of light pulses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela RANGEL, Bruno Roberto FRANCISCATTO, Alessandro REVELANT, Alessandro VINCO, Lewis Freeth HARPHAM, Brian KREJCAREK
  • Patent number: 10644613
    Abstract: An inverter for inductive power transfer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Samer Aldhaher, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Paul David Mitcheson, David Christopher Yates
  • Patent number: 10615709
    Abstract: A rectifier for wireless power transfer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Samer Aldhaher, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Paul David Mitcheson, David Christopher Yates
  • Patent number: 10554146
    Abstract: There is provided a dual-band converter operable to convert a first RF signal in a first frequency band and a second RF signal in a second frequency band that is separate from the first frequency band into a DC signal for powering a load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto
  • Patent number: 10554147
    Abstract: There is provided a converter for converting a received RF signal into a DC signal for powering a load, the converter comprising: a rectifier arranged to generate, based on the RF signal, the DC signal and one or more harmonics of the RF signal, and to output the DC signal and the one or more harmonics together with a component of the RF signal; a first planar transmission line arranged to guide the received RF signal to the rectifier; and a second planar transmission line arranged to receive from the rectifier the DC signal, the component of the RF signal and the one or more harmonics from the rectifier, and to reflect the one or more harmonics back towards the rectifier. The first planar transmission line is further arranged to reflect back towards the rectifier RF signals from the rectifier that are based on the reflected signals. The converter further comprises a low-pass filter for supplying the DC signal to the load, the low-pass filter comprising an inductor and a third planar transmission line that.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto
  • Patent number: 10468783
    Abstract: An antenna is disclosed. The antenna comprises a feedline (101), a ground plane (102) and a radiator (103). The feedline has a path in a first plane, the path having a first arm (1011) and a second arm (1012) perpendicular to the first arm. The ground plane is provided in a second plane spaced apart from, and parallel to, the first plane. The ground plane has a ground plane slot (1021) therein with a path in the second plane. The path of the ground plane slot intersects the path of the feedline at a first position on the first arm and a second position on the second arm when the second plane is projected into the first plane. The radiator is separated from the feedline by the ground plane, and is provided in a third plane spaced apart from, and parallel to, the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Soheyl Soodmand, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto, Manuel Pinuela Rangel
  • Publication number: 20190260239
    Abstract: An RF energy harvesting apparatus comprising an energy harvesting antenna carried on a substrate for fixing the antenna to an electrical device, wherein the antenna comprises a coil of conductive material carried on the substrate, wherein the coil provides two loops of conductive material on the substrate, the coil comprising a second loop inside a first loop; and wherein the coil comprises at least one segment arranged to reduce spatial variations in the H-field in an area circumscribed by the first loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Aline COELHO DE SOUZA, Bruno Roberto FRANCISCATTO, Manuel PINUELA RANGEL, Vitor FREITAS, Diana STEFAN
  • Patent number: 10381876
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inductive power transfer transmitter comprising class-E amplifier driver arranged to drive a primary tank circuit including a transmitter coil, in which the driver frequency is tuned to drive the primary tank circuit when the primary tank circuit is in an unloaded condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul David Mitcheson, James Lawson, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, David Christopher Yates
  • Publication number: 20190234920
    Abstract: A method is presented for sensing an environmental parameter, the method comprises the steps of selecting first calibration data for a sensor system, wherein the sensor system is configured to provide sensor data indicating a sensed level of the environmental parameter; providing the first calibration data to the sensor system for use in indicating the environmental parameter; obtaining, from the sensor system, a plurality of items of the sensor data; determining whether a first condition is met by the plurality of items of the sensor data; and, in the event that the first condition is met, sending updated calibration data to the sensor system for use in indicating the environmental parameter, wherein the updated calibration data is based on the first calibration data and the plurality of items of the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela RANGEL, Diana STEFAN, Padarn WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190221364
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer coil and method for making the same for use in wireless power transfer systems. The inductive power transfer coil comprising an elongate member disposed around a looped path, wherein the elongate member is arranged in a helical form and the axis of the helical form is provided by the looped path so that the coil scaffold defines a toroidal void and each circuit of the looped path provides a coil turn. The elongate member is covered by a conductive layer to provide a coiled conductive tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela RANGEL, Gonzalo DE GISBERT, Alessandro REVELANT, James LAWSON, Paul David MITCHESON, David Christopher YATES
  • Patent number: 10356563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable processing device comprising a journey type determining module, a journey length determining module and a communication module. The journey type determining module is operable to determine whether a journey undertaken by a person carrying the portable processing device is an environmentally-friendly journey comprising a journey undertaken in an environmentally-friendly vehicle, a journey undertaken using self-propelled means or a journey undertaken on foot. The journey length determining module is operable to determine a length of a said environmentally-friendly journey undertaken by the person carrying the portable processing device. The communication module is operable to transmit journey data to record management apparatus defining the length of the environmentally-friendly journey undertaken by the person carrying the portable processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DRAYSON TECHNOLOGIES (EUROPE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Rudd Drayson, Manuel Pinuela Rangel
  • Patent number: 10348585
    Abstract: A peripheral device capable of being worn, carried by a user, or used in an in-vehicle computer system operates in conjunction with an application to acquire, store, and present data relevant to a user's health, physical activity, environment, air quality, or other parameters of interest. For power efficient operation and enhanced performance, control parameters of the peripheral device such as duty cycle, sampling rate, and sleep state may be wirelessly and automatically controlled by the mobile device. Furthermore, the mobile application can provide a wireless energy signal to the peripheral device to recharge the battery of the peripheral device. The control parameters may be automatically controlled by the mobile application dependent on the user's location, activity, mode of transportation or other parameters without intervention from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Diana Stefan, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto
  • Publication number: 20190044237
    Abstract: A circuit board for use in wireless energy harvesting applications is disclosed. The circuit board comprises a first plane and ground plane parallel to the first plane. The ground plane has a substantially rectangular shape with a length less than 1.38 ?g and a width less than 0.92 ?g. The first plane comprises an antenna, a feedline and a rectifier. The antenna is configured to receive an RF signal with a wavelength of ?0. The feedline is arranged to filter the received RF signal. The rectifier is arranged to generate a DC voltage from the received RF signal. The antenna, the feedline and the rectifier are arranged substantially co-linear along the first plane, and (formula I) where ?eff is the relative permittivity of a material between the first plane and the ground plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela RANGEL, Bruno Roberto FRANCISCATTO, Vitor Andrade FREITAS
  • Publication number: 20190013591
    Abstract: An antenna is disclosed. The antenna comprises a feedline (101), a ground plane (102) and a radiator (103). The feedline has a path in a first plane, the path having a first arm (1011) and a second arm (1012) perpendicular to the first arm. The ground plane is provided in a second plane spaced apart from, and parallel to, the first plane. The ground plane has a ground plane slot (1021) therein with a path in the second plane. The path of the ground plane slot intersects the path of the feedline at a first position on the first arm and a second position on the second arm when the second plane is projected into the first plane. The radiator is separated from the feedline by the ground plane, and is provided in a third plane spaced apart from, and parallel to, the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Soheyl SOODMAND, Bruno Roberto FRANCISCATTO, Manuel Pinuela RANGEL
  • Publication number: 20180254714
    Abstract: There is provided a dual-band converter operable to convert a first RF signal in a first frequency band and a second RF signal in a second frequency band that is separate from the first frequency band into a DC signal for powering a load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto
  • Publication number: 20180254715
    Abstract: There is provided a converter for converting a received RF signal into a DC signal for powering a load, the converter comprising: a rectifier arranged to generate, based on the RF signal, the DC signal and one or more harmonics of the RF signal, and to output the DC signal and the one or more harmonics together with a component of the RF signal; a first planar transmission line arranged to guide the received RF signal to the rectifier; and a second planar transmission line arranged to receive from the rectifier the DC signal, the component of the RF signal and the one or more harmonics from the rectifier, and to reflect the one or more harmonics back towards the rectifier. The first planar transmission line is further arranged to reflect back towards the rectifier RF signals from the rectifier that are based on the reflected signals. The converter further comprises a low-pass filter for supplying the DC signal to the load, the low-pass filter comprising an inductor and a third planar transmission line that.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Manuel Pinuela Rangel, Bruno Roberto Franciscatto
  • Patent number: 9966801
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus for harvesting ambient radio frequency, RF, energy, comprises one or more RF antenna components arranged to receive RF energy. The antenna components comprise a plurality of frequency filtering components, each filtering a respective frequency band of the received RF energy. A rectifying circuit is arranged to convert a variable electrical signal received at an input from an associated antenna, into a direct current electrical signal for supplying to an electrical energy storage unit. A power management module has an input arranged to receive the direct current and control supply of the direct current to the electrical energy storage unit. The rectifying circuit comprises a plurality of transmission lines, and the input of the rectifying circuit and the input of the power management module are connected via the transmission lines. The power management module is arranged at least partially within a boundary defined by the transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Paul David Mitcheson, Stepan Lucyszyn, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, David Christopher Yates
  • Patent number: 9899877
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system comprises a transmitter circuit comprising a transmitter coil and a receiver circuit comprising a receiver coil spaced from the transmitter coil. The transmitter circuit is in the form of a Class E amplifier with a first inductor and a transistor in series between the terminals of a power supply. A first transmitter capacitance is in parallel with the transistor between the first inductor and a power supply terminal, a primary tank circuit in parallel with the first transmitter capacitance, the primary tank circuit comprising the transmitter coil and a second transmitter capacitance arranged in parallel with the transmitter coil, and a third transmitter capacitance in series with the first inductor between the first transmitter capacitance and the primary tank circuit. The second transmitter capacitance is selected such that a resonant frequency of the primary tank circuit is not equal to the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Drayson Technologies (Europe) Limited
    Inventors: Paul Mitcheson, Stepan Lucyszyn, Manuel Pinuela Rangel, David Yates