09800172 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 868 patents.

A novel integrated rectifier and boost converter circuit architecture is disclosed. The rectifier architecture includes a plurality of identical half-bridge rectifiers connected to receiving antennas to convert wireless AC power into DC power. The integrated rectifier may be coupled in series with a charging inductor in a boost converter. The inductor may discharge upon operation of two micro-controller-driven switching transistors using predetermined threshold and timing scheme to turn on/off. The rectifier architecture may provide high power densities, improve efficiency at larger load currents, and may be enabled in an integrated circuit with eight RF signal inputs, eight half-bridge rectifiers, and eight DC outputs ganged together as single feed into the boost converter. The rectifier circuit topology may include a comparator driven by the boost controller with a proprietary algorithm which suits control for a maximum power point tracking functionality, and an external micro-controller for additional control of the boost converter.

Title
Integrated rectifier and boost converter for boosting voltage received from wireless power transmission waves
Application Number
14/584939
Publication Number
9800172 (B1)
Application Date
December 29, 2014
Publication Date
October 24, 2017
Inventor
Michael Leabman
San Ramon
CA, US
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Energous Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H02J 5/00
H02M 7/217
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