Patents by Inventor Virginia W. Keating

Virginia W. Keating 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6856517
    Abstract: A sub-bezel coupled to an electronic device to block electronic emissions and allow for a bezel to be interchangeable. Because the bezel is not needed to block electronic emissions to allow the device to pass through regulatory testing, the bezel can be designed and added after regulatory testing without the electronic device having to be sent back through regulatory testing. Being able to interchange the bezel allows companies to lower projection risks. If a customer projection for a electronic device is too high because the customer does not buy as many electronic devices as expected, the bezel can be changed and the excess electronic devices can be sold to a different customer without having to send all the changed electronic devices back through regulatory testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Virginia W. Keating, Juan L. Ortiz, Mark A. Zisek
  • Publication number: 20030002269
    Abstract: A sub-bezel coupled to an electronic device to block electronic emissions and allow for a bezel to be interchangeable. Because the bezel is not needed to block electronic emissions to allow the device to pass through regulatory testing, the bezel can be designed and added after regulatory testing without the electronic device having to be sent back through regulatory testing. Being able to interchange the bezel allows companies to lower projection risks. If a customer projection for a electronic device is too high because the customer does not buy as many electronic devices as expected, the bezel can be changed and the excess electronic devices can be sold to a different customer without having to send all the changed electronic devices back through regulatory testing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Virginia W. Keating, Juan L. Ortiz, Mark A. Zisek