[clug] [OT] uBeam - wireless charging stations (ultrasonics, 50kHz)
jim.croft at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 19:32:55 MDT 2011
cooking everyone in the room?
On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> From the 'allthingsd' D9 conference.
> Solves a universal problem ("Oh No, I've forgotten my charger").
> Did they win a UPenn innovation contest?
> "UBeam, a company co-founded by recent University of Pennsylvania
> graduates Meredith Perry and Nora Dweck, thinks it may have a solution:
> Wireless charging stations."
> "Perry and Dweck will demo the uBeam charge system, which consists of a
> charge station and a battery adapter. The plug-in charge station is
> designed to transmit ultrasound waves, which are converted to
> electricity by the adapter."
> System: Roof-mounted transmitter charges batteries in charging
> station(s). Insert "USB adaptor" into battery/station to charge device.
> Text of demo.
> => I don't know about the system efficiency and power density of this
> device. They talk about 3.5 hours to charge the remote battery.
> Any comments?
> Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
> 0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
> PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
> sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
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