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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #750 on: March 02, 2017, 09:06:35 PM »
From LinkedIn...

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Company Name uBeam
Dates Employed Sep 2015 – Feb 2017 Employment Duration1 yr 6 mos LocationSanta Monica Ca
Lead the Development and execution of uBeam Operations - including processes/functions associated with Design for X, supplier sourcing/management, IT development and deployment, Demand and supply planning, manufacturing, delivery and logistics, after sales support including installation, warranty, and call center support.

Well, nothing beats a good bullshit on your CV/resume/LinkedIn profile I guess.

"Execution of uBeam Operations" sounds remarkably honest.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #751 on: March 20, 2017, 07:57:55 PM »
Just checking in, are they still in business?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #752 on: March 21, 2017, 02:36:24 AM »
Just checking in, are they still in business?

That sounds like a leading question to me.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #753 on: March 29, 2017, 03:36:08 PM »
Still going, and I'd guess in the midst of a fundraising round just now. Don't be surprised to see another substantial investment round announced in the next two months. That demo will be compelling for those who don't get that the laws of physics don't change over time, and that Moore's Law doesn't apply here. Remember this is a VC world that put $120m into a juicer, and Energous (WATT) has a market cap of $300m. I'd say it's a coin toss as to whether this happens or not, but there's a ton of money out there looking for a home right now, and someone might be dumb enough to use WATT as the benchmark, which would be ironic given the similarities there.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #754 on: April 05, 2017, 08:10:41 AM »

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #755 on: April 10, 2017, 05:16:44 AM »
It looks like someone has trademarked the word ubeam, that will help a lot.  :horse:

http://www.trademarkia.com/ubeam-87376934.html

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #756 on: April 10, 2017, 07:45:36 PM »
ubean doing a survey  :-DD
https://twitter.com/ubeam/status/849025411728068608
I just told them, that I hope they will get brain cancer from their own product.
And I'm dead serious.
They remind me of children, trying to charge phones with loaded machine guns or lasers that can blind you, waving some papers, that none of those things can kill you, because we did a test for 0.01s and the machine gun did not hurt anyone. Trying to install it in public places.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #757 on: April 30, 2017, 09:12:11 AM »
That looks to have been uBeam that trademarked it, so not an issue.

However, Energous creating a ton of patents in acoustic wireless power transfer might be...

http://liesandstartuppr.blogspot.com/2017/04/energous-challenge-ubeam-in-ultrasound.html
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #758 on: May 06, 2017, 03:24:59 AM »
They're hiring!

https://www.cybercoders.com/jobs/details/258227/

Allow me to summarize:

"If you are a God of Engineering and don't like your $500k+ job with Apple, come work for us for $200k. You get to break boundaries!"

 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #759 on: May 08, 2017, 06:55:43 AM »
Lol!
What a laundry list.
Perhaps they figure it might be cheaper to hire ONE person to: Invent (oops, Meredith already did the hard part), Design, Prototype, Do the industrial design, Develop for production.
A whole team clearly costs too much at this stage!

If I was an investor this would be a frightening advertisement.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #760 on: May 08, 2017, 07:09:23 AM »
Buy why? look how much fun they seem to be having. What with so many out of the BOX thinkers on the wall to inspire everyone not to accept commonly held scientific dogma.


https://ubeam.com/career
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #761 on: May 09, 2017, 04:33:59 AM »
Are they sure it's a good idea to fill the walls with pictures of people who understood the laws of physics. :)

They're hiring!
https://www.cybercoders.com/jobs/details/258227/

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #762 on: May 30, 2017, 06:48:36 AM »
Are these things available in the shops yet ?  :) :horse:

https://twitter.com/meredithperry/status/867278941710626816

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #763 on: May 30, 2017, 09:49:30 AM »
Are these things available in the shops yet ?  :) :horse:

https://twitter.com/meredithperry/status/867278941710626816

Amazing what $20m can buy you these days. :palm:
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #764 on: May 30, 2017, 10:02:07 AM »
Amazing what $20m can buy you these days. :palm:

Isn't it nearer $60m and 6 years. Their steerable phased flat panel is becoming a bit parabolic.

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #765 on: May 30, 2017, 10:25:10 AM »
Amazing what $20m can buy you these days. :palm:

Isn't it nearer $60m and 6 years. Their steerable phased flat panel is becoming a bit parabolic.

Sorry, I guess I missed that last phase of phunding (sic).

It still looks like a phased array, done in a hexagonal tiles of about 14 x 14 transducers.

I may be mistaken but they appear to have cunningly airbrushed/defocused the transducer stack for some reason. Or maybe it's the air in front of the transducers going into non-linearity and refracting the light.  :-DD

Meantime, there appears to be a rubber brick attached to the phone, approximately six times the volume of the phone, and probably six times the mass, possibly protecting it from disintegration from the ultrasonic beam. It looks like poor Meredith's nail varnish is suffering delamination already.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #766 on: May 30, 2017, 11:05:20 AM »
Is "A world without wires" a play on "A world without walls" which is a neoliberal slogan?
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away."
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #767 on: May 30, 2017, 11:13:36 AM »
I may be mistaken but they appear to have cunningly airbrushed/defocused the transducer stack for some reason.

It's so you can't see the MA40S4Ts. You can tell by the shadows that the hexagons aren't flat.

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #768 on: June 01, 2017, 01:54:00 PM »
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #769 on: June 01, 2017, 02:19:50 PM »
They're hiring!
https://www.cybercoders.com/jobs/details/258227/
Allow me to summarize:
"If you are a God of Engineering and don't like your $500k+ job with Apple, come work for us for $200k. You get to break boundaries!"

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Did anyone capture it?
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #770 on: June 01, 2017, 02:21:16 PM »
Are they sure it's a good idea to fill the walls with pictures of people who understood the laws of physics. :)

They're hiring!
https://www.cybercoders.com/jobs/details/258227/

What You Need for this Position
More Than 15 Years of experience and knowledge of:

- Electrical engineering design/engineering/build/test
- Acoustic transducer driver (or low frequency power amplifier) & interface electronics
- Electronics simulation (eg SPICE), design optimization, and model iteration using experimental data
- Mixed signal (analog & digital) ASIC design
- Battery charging and power management electronics
- Microcontroller programming and architecture
- PCB design, engineering, build, and test experience
- Key differentiator is specific experience in all common methods of PCB fabrication and assembly (etch/mill/stencil/pick-place/etc)
- Design AND build experience with high density PCBs
- Chip-on-board & flex circuit design experience
- Consumer electronics design experience
- ASIC Design & ASIC House Selection
- Electronics production and manufacturing experience
- Experience in selecting EE components, writing detailed electrical specification of the system interface, and test plan documents
- Communication of design requirements to fabrication houses
- Define Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines
- Prototype build, test, and debugging
- Working with vendors/suppliers/manufacturing partners
- Experience in analyzing trade-offs between performance, manufacturability and cost
- Clearly articulate, track, and drive project objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

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WOW!  :o
That means they don't have anyone left in house to do any of those things  :scared:
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #771 on: June 01, 2017, 02:23:34 PM »
Are these things available in the shops yet ?  :) :horse:
https://twitter.com/meredithperry/status/867278941710626816

The caption should read "and you have to hold it just like this to get it to work as claimed"
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #772 on: June 01, 2017, 02:40:18 PM »
LOL, a battery brick that size would recharge my phone for at least a month, no beaming transmitter needed, it would be portable and work in the outdoors...

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #773 on: June 01, 2017, 03:37:44 PM »
Don't worry, this is just the prototype. Perry has had a vision of a receiver only the thickness of a sticker.
She has also had a vision of Murata offering uBeam transducers for 3c each. They do this because they are impressed at her visionary leadership.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #774 on: June 01, 2017, 03:44:18 PM »
LOL, a battery brick that size would recharge my phone for at least a month, no beaming transmitter needed, it would be portable and work in the outdoors...

It very likely does contains a storage battery. IIRC a storage element is in their patent drawings.
 


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