Meredith Perry (inventor)

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Meredith Perry
Born1989
ResidenceSanta Monica, CA
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Known foruBeam Invention

Meredith Perry (1989−)[1] is an American entrepreneur and the founder of uBeam.[2][3]

Perry attended the University of Pennsylvania (2007–2011) and graduated with a degree in Paleobiology, Geology, Astrobiology. She presented the uBeam at the universities "PennVention", an invention competition, and the uBeam won.[4] Later, she presented her design at the All Things Digital conference in 2011.[5] Perry was a student ambassador at NASA Ames Research Center where she led a zero gravity experiment, worked on technology to discover life on Mars, and researched astrobiology and medicine.[6]

uBeam[edit]

The uBeam device emits a high frequency sounds (inaudible to human ears) and transmits power directly to receivers, thus enabling users to walk around the room, laptop in hand without needing to be physically stationed to a charging location (like WIFI for charging).[7][8] The effectiveness and safety of the technology have been questioned.[9]

uBeam has received over $26 million[10] in investments from Mark Cuban, Marissa Mayer, Andreessen Horowitz, Shawn Fanning,[11] Zappos’s CEO Tony Hsieh, Peter Thiel's Founder's Fund, among others.[12][13][14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The inventor who may kill the power cord". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  2. ^ "ubeam | Wireless Power". www.ubeam.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  3. ^ "Meredith Perry Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". patents.justia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  4. ^ "uBeam | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  5. ^ "Meredith Perry Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". patents.justia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  6. ^ "Young Entrepreneur Has A Better Idea. Now What?". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  7. ^ "She's an inventor. She's 25. And she wants to make true wireless charging a reality". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  8. ^ Hitt, Jack. "An Inventor Wants One Less Wire to Worry About". Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  9. ^ "Wireless Charging: uBeam's Headache and Nausea Question". Observer. 9 November 2015.
  10. ^ "uBeam's Meredith Perry shows her stealth wireless charging technology really works". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  11. ^ "Meredith Perry — uBeam". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  12. ^ "MAKE IT IN LA | Meredith Perry: uBeam". MAKE IT IN LA. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  13. ^ "The inventor who may kill the power cord". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  14. ^ "Meredith Perry". Fast Company. 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  15. ^ "More under 40s: Mobilizers". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-07-30.