Patents by Inventor Michael Leabman

Michael Leabman 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: 9537354
    Abstract: A system and method for smart registration of wireless power receivers within a wireless power network is disclosed. Each wireless power device may include a universally unique identifier (UUID). Each wireless power device bought by a customer may be registered, at the time of purchase or later. The registry may be stored in an energy domain service, where energy domain service may be one or more cloud-based servers. The method for smart registration may include the steps of detecting a customer device; establishing a connection with a wireless power receiver to read its UUID; sending wireless power transmitter manager's UUID and wireless power receiver's UUID to energy domain service; inspecting wireless power transmitter manager registry; verifying wireless power receiver registry; authorizing power transfer to wireless power receiver; and reporting energy consumption for subsequent billing of customer depending on billing policy of wireless power transmitter manager specified within registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9538382
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. A wireless power network may include a plurality of wireless power transmitters each with an embedded wireless power transmitter manager, including a wireless power manager application. The wireless power network may include a plurality of client devices with wireless power receivers. Wireless power receivers may include a power receiver application configured to communicate with the wireless power manager application. The wireless power manager application may include a device database where information about the wireless power network may be stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: 9537357
    Abstract: The present invention provides wireless charging methods and systems for powering game controllers. The methods and systems may include one or more transmitters and one or more receivers. In some embodiments the transmitters and receivers may be embedded to game console and game controllers, respectively. In other embodiments, the transmitters and receivers may be connected as a separate device to the game console and game controllers, respectively. The method may include wireless power transmission through suitable techniques such as pocket-forming utilizing sound waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9521926
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various methods, apparatus, and systems for wireless regulation of temperature of contents of a receptacle. The apparatus includes a receiver coupled to the receptacle, which receives pockets of energy generated in response to radio frequency waves. These radio frequency waves can be emitted by a pocket-forming transmitter in response to communication from the receptacle. The receiver coupled to the receptacle then provides electrical energy to a temperature regulating component associated with it. This temperature regulating component is configured to alter temperature of contents of the receptacle to desired temperature. Also disclosed is a cup containing liquids, such as beverages, which may be controllably heated to, or maintained at, a desired temperature using wireless power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 9450449
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a plurality of antenna arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. ‘The antenna arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 9438046
    Abstract: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: 9438045
    Abstract: A MPPT management method in a receiver used for wireless power transmission may include the monitoring of the power extracted from RF waves at a dedicated antenna element in the receiver; detecting MPPT at an intelligent input boost converter in the receiver; comparing the detected MPPT with MPPT tables stored or calculated within a main system micro-controller in the receiver; adjusting the MPPT at the intelligent boost converter to find a suitable maximum peak that may enable an optimal power extraction from RF waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160241045
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides control protocols for wireless sound power transmission. An embodiment is presented where wireless sound power transmission may be carried out through pocket-forming where at least one transmitter, which may further include at least one micro-controller for digital signal processing, and one receiver may be utilized. In addition, control protocols which can be used by a micro-controller for authenticating electronic devices requiring wireless power may be provided. Further, control protocols for delivering wireless power to electronic devices may be provided. Lastly, micro-controller may store powering statistics in a processor which may be useful for users and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160241044
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for wireless power transmission based on multiple pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and two or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receivers the devices that are desired to charge or power. Both devices, the transmitter and receiver, may communicate to each other via a wireless protocol. By communicating to each other, the transmitter may identify and locate the devices to which the receivers are connected and thereafter aim pockets of energy to each device in order to power them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160240186
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a methodology for tracking position and orientation of one or more electronic devices, which may receive charge through wireless sound power transmission based on pocket-forming. This methodology may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The transmitter may identify and locate the device to which the receiver is connected for subsequently charge and/or charge it. In order to increase charging and/or powering of electronic devices, a plurality of sensors may provide information determining the optimal position and/or orientation aimed to receive charge and/or power at the maximum available efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 9419443
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a plurality of transducer arrangements that may be suitable for wireless power transmission based on single or multiple pocket-forming. Single or multiple pocket-forming may include one transmitter and at least one or more receivers, being the transmitter the source of energy and the receiver the device that is desired to charge or power. The transducer arrangements may vary in size and geometry, and may operate as a single array, pair array, quad arrays or any other suitable arrangement, which may be designed in accordance with the desired application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Publication number: 20160204622
    Abstract: A transmitter for wireless power transmission includes a processor configured to control transmission of power waves that converge to form constructive interference at a location associated with a receiver. The transmitter further includes a processor to receive sensor data from one or more sensors of the electronic device representative of at least one of a proscribed orientation circumstance of the electronic device, a proscribed motion circumstance of the electronic device, and a proscribed ambient light circumstance of the electronic device; adjust a power level of the power waves upon receiving at least one of the proscribed orientation circumstance of the electronic device, the proscribed motion circumstance of the electronic device, and the proscribed ambient light circumstance of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160191121
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein include a transmitter that transmits a power transmission signal (e.g., radio frequency (RF) signal waves) to create a three-dimensional pocket of energy. At least one receiver can be connected to or integrated into electronic devices and receive power from the pocket of energy. The transmitter can locate the at least one receiver in a three-dimensional space using a communication medium (e.g., Bluetooth technology). The transmitter generates a waveform to create a pocket of energy around each of the at least one receiver. The transmitter uses an algorithm to direct, focus, and control the waveform in three dimensions. The receiver can convert the transmission signals (e.g., RF signals) into electricity for powering an electronic device. Accordingly, the embodiments for wireless power transmission can allow powering and charging a plurality of electrical devices without wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas BELL, Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160183056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Publication number: 20160181854
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods addressing the shortcomings in the art, and may also provide additional or alternative advantages as well. The embodiments described herein provide a wireless charging proximity transmitter configured to intelligently generate waveforms of various types, such as radio-frequency waves and ultrasound waves, among others. The wireless charging transmitter may be used for providing energy to a receiver that is proximately located to the transmitter. The receiver may be coupled to, or may be a component of, an electrical device that is intended to receive the power from the wave-based energy produced by the wireless proximity transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: ENERGOUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael A. LEABMAN
  • Patent number: 9368020
    Abstract: Embodiments in the present disclosure may be directed to an off-premises alert system and method for one or more wireless power receivers in a wireless power network. The system and method may include automated software embedded on a wireless power receiver that may be triggered every time a wireless power receiver is turned on. The system and method may be employed in stores where customers may use wireless power receivers to charge their mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and the like, while being inside the store. The method may prevent customers from not returning the wireless power receiver by producing an audible alert in the power receiver. If customer fails to return wireless power receiver, the method may then automatically report details regarding the lost wireless power receiver to an appropriate authority through automatic communication connection through any intervening network cloud-based media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Bell, Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D765673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D765695
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D771098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman
  • Patent number: D773506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Leabman