Patents by Inventor Samuel Dean Banks, Jr.

Samuel Dean Banks, Jr. 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: 10381878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of determining an operational configuration of a wireless power adapter. The method includes determining whether the wireless power adapter is calibrated to supply a legacy device with electrical energy. The method further includes, in response to determining that the wireless power adapter is not calibrated to supply the legacy device with electrical energy, delivering a first power signal to the legacy device via a first electrical coupling member. The method also includes detecting a response of the legacy device to receiving the first power signal, and based on the response of the legacy device, determining an operational configuration of the wireless power adapter. Furthermore, the method includes configuring the wireless power adapter to operate according to the determined operational configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grundmann, Brian Adolf, Eric Liu, Mathias Fleck, Samuel Dean Banks, Jr.