Patents by Inventor Yossi Azancot

Yossi Azancot 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: 11114895
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20200303970
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Asheri, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Patent number: 10742076
    Abstract: A locator for locating power outlets and power receivers. A sensor is provided in a power receiver for detecting a detection signal emitted by a remote power outlet. A processor uses the detected signal to compute location coordinates of the power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20200227944
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Patent number: 10680469
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Asheri, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Publication number: 20180342908
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet for wirelessly powering a power receiver is presented that comprises a voltage peak detector that is configured to detect voltage changes that are indicative of increase in a system resonant frequency. The inductive power outlet is configured to respond to detected voltage changes by shutting down or issuing a warning, and the voltage peak detector is further used to detect communication signals initiated by the power receiver to the power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Moti Ashery, Alfred Leibovitz
  • Patent number: 10068701
    Abstract: A hybrid power load balancing system configured to manage the amount of power transfer via a plurality of inductive coils is provided. The system comprises one or more power supplies, a plurality of inductive outlets associated with and configured to be supplied power by each of the power supplies for providing power to loads connected thereto, and a load balancer associated with each of the outlets. A power supply and its associated outlets and load balancers constitute a cluster. The load balancers are configured to grant power classes to the outlets to supply at least a minimum required power class to each of the attached loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Arik Rofe, Oola Greenwald, Alfred Leibovitz, Ami Oz
  • Patent number: 9960642
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for integrating inductive power outlet functionality to provide power transfer to electrical devices, as an in-surface wireless charging system, embedded into a host such as a furniture item. An inductive power outlet may include a body casing for containing a primary inductor a driving unit and a fastening mechanism. The body casing may have dimensions suitable for introduction into a passageway through a plate of the item of furniture. The fastening mechanism may be utilized to secure the body casing to the plate of the item of furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Charlie Ozana, Rachel Ben Hanoch, Einav Sadan Duschack, Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Alfred Lei-Bovitz, Dov Rhodes, Noam Meyuhas
  • Publication number: 20170294808
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet operable to transfer power to an inductive power receiver includes a driver wired to a primary inductive coil and operable to provide a driving voltage across the primary inductive coil. The primary inductive coil is configured to form an inductive couple having a characteristic resonant frequency with at least one secondary inductive coil wired to an electric load, the secondary inductive coil being associated with the inductive power receiver. The driving voltage oscillates at a transmission frequency substantially different from the characteristic resonant frequency of the inductive couple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: YOSSI AZANCOT, AMIR BEN-SHALOM, OOLA GREENWALD, ARIK ROFE, ALFRED LEIBOVITZ, MOTI ASHERY
  • Publication number: 20170250572
    Abstract: A pinless power coupling arrangement comprises at least one pin-less power jack, the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug. The power plug comprises a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and the power plug and the power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Patent number: 9685795
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer between a power transmitter and a power receiver may include a power transfer established by a detector of the wireless power transmitter detecting a magnetic field from a wireless power receiver in proximity to the wireless power transmitter and activating the wireless power transmitter to transfer power to the wireless power receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Alfred Liebovitz, Dov Rhodes, Noam Meyuhas
  • Patent number: 9666360
    Abstract: A pin-less power coupling arrangement comprising at least one pin-less power jack; the power jack comprising a primary coil shielded behind an insulating layer for inductive coupling to a pin-less power plug; said power plug comprising a secondary coil wherein said insulating layer is substantially flat and said power plug and said power jack may be aligned by an alignment means. Various such alignment means are discussed as are enabled surfaces for supporting inductive power jacks and inductive plugs coupled to various appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20160276878
    Abstract: A locator for locating power outlets and power receivers. A sensor is provided in a power receiver for detecting a detection signal emitted by a remote power outlet. A processor uses the detected signal to compute location coordinates of the power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: YOSSI AZANCOT, OOLA GREENWALD, AMIR BEN-SHALOM, ARIK ROFE
  • Patent number: 9362049
    Abstract: An inductive power receiver configured for receiving power transferred from an inductive power outlet having a primary coil includes a secondary coil configured to form an inductive couple with the primary coil thereby facilitating the power transfer. The inductive power receiver further includes a transmission circuit having a variable amplifier configured to vary the voltage of the power drawn by the secondary coil, and a modulator configured to control the variable amplifier. The inductive power receiver is configured to modulate a signal by the varying of the voltage. An inductive power outlet configured for transferring power to the inductive power receiver includes a primary coil and a receiving circuit configured to detect changes in voltage of the power transferred and to produce an output signal based on the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Oola Greenwald, Amir Ben-Shalom, Arik Rofe
  • Publication number: 20150326032
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer between a power transmitter and a power receiver may include a power transfer established by a detector of the wireless power transmitter detecting a magnetic field from a wireless power receiver in proximity to the wireless power transmitter and activating the wireless power transmitter to transfer power to the wireless power receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yossi AZANCOT, Amir BEN-SHALOM, Oola GREENWALD, Arik ROFE, Alfred LEI-BOVITZ, Dov RHODES, Noam MEYUHAS
  • Publication number: 20150311956
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system and method for transferring power to an electrical device wirelessly include an inductive power outlet and an inductive power receiver. During operation, instruction signals are sent from the inductive power outlet to the inductive power receiver. When no instruction signals are transferred, the system is configured to deactivate such that power is drawn by the system only during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yossi AZANCOT, Arik ROFE, Oola GREENWALD, Amir BEN-SHALOM, Moti ASHERY, Alfred LEIBOVITZ
  • Patent number: 9161385
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to methods and systems of controlling and operating a wirelessly controlled solar field. By placing a higher density of access points in regions close to the solar field border, communication interference may be mitigated. A method of mitigating interference between an access point and a heliostat in a wireless communication system located in a solar field, may include in a first section of the solar field, deploying a first plurality of access points such that each of the access points is a first distance from its neighbor; and in a second section of the solar field, deploying a second plurality of access points such that each of the access points is a second distance from its neighbor. The first distance is greater than the second distance and the second section of the solar field may be closer to a perimeter of the solar field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Lev Razamat
  • Publication number: 20150263537
    Abstract: An inductive power outlet operable to transfer power to an inductive power receiver includes a driver wired to a primary inductive coil and operable to provide a driving voltage across the primary inductive coil. The primary inductive coil is configured to form an inductive couple having a characteristic resonant frequency with at least one secondary inductive coil wired to an electric load, the secondary inductive coil being associated with the inductive power receiver. The driving voltage oscillates at a transmission frequency substantially different from the characteristic resonant frequency of the inductive couple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Yossi AZANCOT, Amir BEN-SHALOM, Oola GREENWALD, Arik ROFE, Alfred LEI-BOVITZ, Moti ASHERY
  • Patent number: 9136734
    Abstract: A transmission-guard is disclosed for preventing an inductive power outlet from transmitting power in the absence of an inductive power receiver. A transmission lock is associated with an inductive power outlet and a transmission key is associated with an inductive power receiver. The transmission lock is configured to prevent a primary inductor from connecting to the power supply unless triggered by a release signal via the transmission key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Powermat Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Azancot, Amir Ben-Shalom, Oola Greenwald, Arik Rofe, Alfred Lei-Bovitz, Dov Rhodes, Noam Meyuhas
  • Publication number: 20150244182
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for integrating inductive power outlet functionality to provide power transfer to electrical devices, as an in-surface wireless charging system, embedded into a host such as a furniture item. An inductive power outlet may include a body casing for containing a primary inductor a driving unit and a fastening mechanism. The body casing may have dimensions suitable for introduction into a passageway through a plate of the item of furniture. The fastening mechanism may be utilized to secure the body casing to the plate of the item of furniture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Charlie OZANA, Rachel BEN HANOCH, Einav SADAN DUSCHACK, Yossi AZANCOT, Amir BEN-SHALOM, Oola GREENWALD, Arik ROFE, Alfred LEI-BOVITZ, Dov RHODES, Noam MEYUHAS