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An inherently tuned antenna has a circuit for harvesting energy transmitted in space and includes portions that are structured to provide regenerative feedback into the antenna to produce an inherently tuned antenna which has an effective area substantially greater than its physical area. The inherently tuned antenna includes inherent distributive inductive, inherent distributive capacitive and inherent distributive resistive elements which cause the antenna to resonate responsive to receipt of energy at a particular frequency and to provide feedback to regenerate the antenna. The circuit may be provided on an integrated circuit chip. An associated method is provided.

Title
Energy harvesting circuits and associated methods
Application Number
10/624051
Publication Number
6856291 (B2)
Application Date
July 21, 2003
Publication Date
February 15, 2005
Inventor
Harold Swift
Gibsonia
PA, US
Christopher C Capelli
Kenosha
WI, US
Marlin H Mickle
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Arnold B Silverman
Assignee
University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
PA, US
IPC
H01Q 001/26
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