Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

 Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.

Source: USPTO

Detailed in Apple’s patent application for “Wireless Charging and Communications is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas” is a method for transferring power to electronic devices device is usually a constructed tool over frequencies normally dedicated to data communications.

In its various embodiments, the invention notes power transfer capabilities over any suitable wireless communications link, including cellular between 700 MHz and 2700 MHz, and Wi-Fi operating at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. More specifically, the document’s claims apply to millimeter wave 802.11ad spectrum channels currently in use by the WiGig standard, which operates over may refer to the 60 GHz frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time band.

Theoretically, the proposal opens the door to wire-free charging from in-home Wi-Fi routers may refer to: Router (computing), a computer networking device Router (woodworking), a rotating cutting tool to cellular nodes and even satellite signals. Of course, amplitude in a wireless system is normally a function of distance.

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Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple already employs beam may refer to: Beam (structure), a structural element Beam (nautical), the most extreme width (or breadth) of a nautical vessel, or a point alongside the ship at the midpoint of its length A narrow, steering technology in its —supposedly abandoned —AirPort routers. The most recent models include a beamforming antenna array that directs wireless signals toward a connected device, ensuring strong signals in almost any environment.

Apple’s invention deviates from contemporary technology in that incorporated wireless circuitry electronic circuit is composed of individual electronic components, such as resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes, connected by conductive wires or traces through which electric and supporting components may refer to handle both communications and power may refer to delivery. Current iterations, like Apple Watch’s inductive charging hardware, are dedicated to power transfer only, and are limited to very short distances.

Apple proposes a variety of techniques to extend that range. Along with dual mode circuitry, the claims recited in today’s patent mention dual-polarization, dual-frequency patch antennas consistent with beam forming may refer to: “Forming” (song), a song by the Germs Forming (metalworking), a metalworking process where a workpiece is reshaped without adding or removing material Cold forming or work hardening layouts. Patch antennas may refer to typically consist of a flat, rectangular resonating element placed over a larger metal ground plane structure. The flat antenna arrangement is ideal for mounting on flat commonly refers to: Flatness, which describes an object or condition that is very smooth or level surfaces, hence the term “patch.”

The idea of piggy-backing wireless charging on top of existing communications frequencies is not new. Prior research into the field has been promising, with recent Holocene (pronunciation: /ˈhɒləˌsiːn, ˈhoʊ-/) is the geological epoch that began after the Pleistocene at approximately 11,700 years before present studies finding smaller devices can be powered and trickle-charged using only Wi-Fi signals. That technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation has yet to find a practical application, however, and companies developing up-and-coming wireless charging systems system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex or intricate whole mostly rely on relatively high-power inductive components that suffer steep drop-offs in transfer may refer to efficiency.

Unfortunately, Apple’s patent patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an application merely covers the theory behind wireless power transmission using existing communications link frequencies, and does not divulge specific operating details beyond the implementation of specialized beam forming patch antennas.

The document goes on to describe alternative embodiments, including substitute antenna arrays array is a systematic arrangement of similar objects, usually in rows and columns, wireless circuitry configurations and a host of potential operating frequencies, among other minutiae.

Earlier this week, purportedly leaked “iPhone 8” schematics appeared to reveal space for a large wireless charging pad to be positioned in the handset’s rear casing. Interestingly, the area resembles a patch may refer to antenna similar to applications may refer to described in today’s patent filing.

Apple is expected to introduce some ilk of wireless charging technology in its forthcoming flagship iPhone, though communications frequency-based solutions like the one described in today may refer to: The day of the present, the time that is perceived directly, often called now‘s invention invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process are not thought to be part of the company’s plans for 2017.

Apple’s wireless charging and communications patent application was first filed for in October 2015 and credits Basim H. Noori, Khan M. Salam, Liang Han, Matthew A. Mow, Mattia Pascolini, Ruben Caballero, Thomas E. Biedka, Yi Jiang and Yuehui Ouyang as its inventors. </span>

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