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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Energy harvesting circuits and associated methods. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, February 15, 2005: US06856291 (398 worldwide citation)

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 inhere ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Kevin W Wells, Ronald G Hoelzeman: Apparatus for energizing a remote station and related method. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 11, 2001: US06289237 (224 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for remote interaction with an object of interest includes a remote station for obtaining information from the object of interest, a base station for transmitting energy in space to and communicating with the remote station and the remote station having a conversion device for energizing t ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Energy harvesting circuit. University of Pittsburgh, Philip E Levy, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, August 1, 2006: US07084605 (189 worldwide citation)

A station having a means for receipt of ambient energy from the environment and energizing power storage devices of objects of interest comprising one or more antennae and circuitry for converting said ambient energy into DC power for energizing said power storage devices. The circuitry for converti ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Recharging method and associated apparatus. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Philip E Levy, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, July 22, 2008: US07403803 (157 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and an associated method for remotely energizing power storage devices. Energization may preferably be effected through the use of RF energy within frequencies of the wireless fidelity standards. The remote station preferably has at least one antenna having a ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Recharging apparatus. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Philip E Levy, July 24, 2012: US08228194 (147 worldwide citation)

An energy harvesting circuit has an active automatic tuning circuit to search for broadcast frequencies in a band of interest and selecting only those broadcast signals received with sufficient RF strength to be used in energy harvesting. This circuit would provide power storage devices with a circu ...


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Mingui Sun, Robert J Sclabassi, Marlin H Mickle: Method of data communication with implanted device and associated apparatus. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, January 25, 2005: US06847844 (53 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method of communicating data employing current pulses transmitted by an implanted device through living biological tissue to an external device. The method also contemplates transmission of current pulses from the external device through living biological tissue to an implanted device. ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift, Leonid Matts, Minhong Mi, Charles E Greene: Recharging method and apparatus. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Philip E Levy, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, May 13, 2008: US07373133 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and an associated method for remotely energizing power storage devices. Energization may preferably be effected through the use of RF energy from a base station, ambient energy or ultra-wide band energy. The remote station preferably has at least one antenna ...


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Yuly M Pulyer, Marlin H Mickle: Contactless motion sensor. University of Pittsburgh, Nils H Ljungman & Associates, January 15, 1991: US04985691 (25 worldwide citation)

A motion and position sensor includes a stationary member having active conductors that carry energizing power and sensing conductors that are electromagnetically coupled by a movable member to generate signals in the sensing conductors that are representative of the position of the movable member. ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Antenna on a wireless untethered device such as a chip or printed circuit board for harvesting energy from space. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System oif Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Philip E Levy, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, June 6, 2006: US07057514 (23 worldwide citation)

A wireless untethered device which may be an integrated circuit chip or printed circuit board having at least one integrated antenna and circuitry operatively associated with the antenna for receipt of energy harvested from space by the antenna. The antenna has an effective area greater than its phy ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Minhong Mi, Leonid Mats: Multiple antenna energy harvesting. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Philip E Levy, May 5, 2009: US07528698 (21 worldwide citation)

Energy harvesting circuits and associated methods are provided that employ multiple antennas to optimize the amount of energy that is harvested while at the same time making efficient use of tag space. In some embodiments, matching networks are chosen in a manner that optimizes the DC energy that is ...