Patents by Inventor Michael J. Mangan

Michael J. Mangan 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: 9793738
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods directed to wireless power are disclosed. A charging device includes an antenna circuit for wirelessly receiving power from a first device via a power antenna. Received power can be stored in an energy storage device. The antenna circuit can wirelessly power or charge a plurality of second electronic devices via the power antenna based on power stored in the energy storage device. Furthermore, a wireless charging apparatus is disclosed that includes a display for receiving a device placed on its surface. Changes in a magnetic field in response to the placement of the chargeable electronic device on the surface of the display is detected. A communication link with the chargeable electronic device in response to the change in the level of the magnetic field is activated. A transmit antenna circuit wirelessly transmits power to the chargeable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Michael J. Mangan
  • Patent number: 9583953
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to portable wireless charging. A portable charging system may comprise at least one antenna positioned within a portable enclosure. The at least one antenna may be configured to receive power from a power source and wirelessly transmit power to a receive antenna coupled to a chargeable device positioned within a near-field of the at least one antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, William H. Von Novak, Michael J. Mangan
  • Patent number: 9240824
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless electronic devices. A method may comprise receiving a wireless signal with an antenna and identifying one of a wireless charging module and a near-field communication module to which the received signal is associated. The method may further comprise conveying the received signal to the identified one of the wireless charging module and the near-field communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Hillan, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Stuart A. Heilsberg, Michael J. Mangan, Stephen Frankland
  • Patent number: 9184632
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing furniture item or is embedded in a host furnishing. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector detects a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed furnishing detector detects when the furnishing item is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A Kirby, Rinat Burdo, Virginia W Keating, Ernest T Ozaki, Michael J Mangan, William H Von Novak
  • Patent number: 9130394
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A host device peripheral may comprise a wireless power charging apparatus, which may include transmit circuitry and at least one antenna coupled to the transmit circuitry. The at least one antenna may be configured to wirelessly transmit power within an associated near-field region. Additionally, the host device peripheral may be configured to couple to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rinat Burdo, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Virginia Walker Keating, James I. Jaffee, Nigel P. Cook, Harry M. Hunsicker, Michael J. Mangan
  • Patent number: 8947042
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless charging device may comprise a charging region configured for placement of one or more chargeable devices. The charging device may further include at least one transmit antenna configured for transmitting wireless power within the charging region. Furthermore, the charging device is configured to exchange data between at least one chargeable device of the one or more chargeable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Rinat Burdo, Virginia Walker Keating, Michael J. Mangan, Anne Katrin Konertz, Paul E. Jacobs, William Von Novak, Roy F. Quick, Jr., Roy H. Davis, Nigel P. Cook, Lukas Sieber, Hanspeter Widmer
  • Patent number: 8760113
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to timing and control of wireless power transfer. A wireless power charging device includes at least one transmitter and a processor in communication with the at least one transmitter. The transmitter is configured for transmitting wireless power to one or more electronic devices, and the processor is configured to deactivate the transmitter during a pre-determined time interval. The charging device may include charging modes that a user may select between from an interface of the charging device. Charging modes may be related to times of operation such as those based on a user schedule, based on energy rates, or with modes programmed by a user. A charging schedule may be created by a user through the interface of the charging device or from an external device in communication with the charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Virginia Walker Keating, Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Michael J. Mangan
  • Publication number: 20130249481
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods directed to wireless power are disclosed. A charging device includes an antenna circuit for wirelessly receiving power from a first device via a power antenna. Received power can be stored in an energy storage device. The antenna circuit can wirelessly power or charge a plurality of second electronic devices via the power antenna based on power stored in the energy storage device. Furthermore, a wireless charging apparatus is disclosed that includes a display for receiving a device placed on its surface. Changes in a magnetic field in response to the placement of the chargeable electronic device on the surface of the display is detected. A communication link with the chargeable electronic device in response to the change in the level of the magnetic field is activated. A transmit antenna circuit wirelessly transmits power to the chargeable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Michael J. Mangan
  • Publication number: 20120019057
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing vehicle item or is embedded in a vehicle element. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near-field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector may detect a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed compartment detector may detect when the vehicle element is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Rinat Burdo, Virginia Walker Keating, Matthew Stuart Grob, Stuart Heilsberg, Michael J. Mangan, Ernest Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20100279606
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless electronic devices. A method may comprise receiving a wireless signal with an antenna and identifying one of a wireless charging module and a near-field communication module to which the received signal is associated. The method may further comprise conveying the received signal to the identified one of the wireless charging module and the near-field communication module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John Hillan, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Stuart A. Heilsberg, Michael J. Mangan, Stephen Frankland
  • Publication number: 20100225270
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A portable chargeable device may comprise an energy storage device configured to receive power from a power source. Furthermore, the portable chargeable device may comprise a transmitter including at least one antenna and configured to transmit power stored in the energy storage device within an associated near-field region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul E. Jacobs, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Michael J. Mangan
  • Publication number: 20100213895
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to timing and control of wireless power transfer. A wireless power charging device includes at least one transmitter and a processor in communication with the at least one transmitter. The transmitter is configured for transmitting wireless power to one or more electronic devices, and the processor is configured to deactivate the transmitter during a pre-determined time interval. The charging device may include charging modes that a user may select between from an interface of the charging device. Charging modes may be related to times of operation such as those based on a user schedule, based on energy rates, or with modes programmed by a user. A charging schedule may be created by a user through the interface of the charging device or from an external device in communication with the charging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Virginia Walker Keating, Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Michael J. Mangan
  • Publication number: 20100201189
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power transfer. A power transmitting device is attached to an existing vehicle item or is embedded in a vehicle element. The power transmitting device includes a transmit antenna to wirelessly transfer power to a receive antenna by generating a near-field radiation within a coupling-mode region. An amplifier applies a driving signal to the transmit antenna. A presence detector may detect a presence of a receiver device within the coupling-mode region. The presence detector may also detect a human presence. An enclosed compartment detector may detect when the vehicle element is in a closed state. A power output may be adjusted in response to the closed state, the presence of a receiver device, and the presence of a human.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Miles Alexander Lyell Kirby, Rinat Burdo, Virginia Walker Keating, Matthew Stuart Grob, Stuart Heilsberg, Michael J. Mangan, Ernest Ozaki
  • Publication number: 20100194206
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A host device peripheral may comprise a wireless power charging apparatus, which may include transmit circuitry and at least one antenna coupled to the transmit circuitry. The at least one antenna may be configured to wirelessly transmit power within an associated near-field region. Additionally, the host device peripheral may be configured to couple to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Rinat Burdo, Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Virginia W. Keating, James I. Jaffee, Nigel P. Cook, Harry M. Hunsicker, Michael J. Mangan
  • Publication number: 20100194335
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A wireless charging device may comprise a charging region configured for placement of one or more chargeable devices. The charging device may further include at least one transmit antenna configured for transmitting wireless power within the charging region. Furthermore, the charging device is configured to exchange data between at least one chargeable device of the one or more chargeable devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Miles A. Kirby, Ernest T. Ozaki, Rinat Burdo, Virginia W. Keating, Michael J. Mangan, Anne Katrin Konertz, Paul E. Jacobs, William Von Novak, Roy F. Quick, JR., Roy H. Davis, Nigel P. Cook, Lukas Sieber, Hanspeter Widmer