Patents Assigned to Kathrein-Werke KG
  • Publication number: 20180156919
    Abstract: Individual pieces of position information are used to determine a location using a processor and multiple local position transmitters. The processor is supplied with at least four different navigation signals, each of which corresponds to a satellite signal on the basis of the global navigation satellite system. Each navigation signal contains information on the transmission time and the transmission location. The processor generates at least four modified navigation signals by temporally shifting navigation signals relative to one another such that the target location coordinates which can be obtained therefrom correspond to a target location on the basis of the global navigation satellite system. An analyzer then superimposes the at least four modified navigation signals in order to form a modified summation navigation signal and transmits same to the local position transmitters. The summation navigation signal is calculated individually for each local position transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Robert BIEBER, Markus MOHR
  • Patent number: 9991594
    Abstract: An improved antenna array is distinguished inter alia by the following features: each of at least two antenna columns contains at least one supplementary antenna element, the at least two supplementary antenna elements are arranged such that the centers of the at least two supplementary antenna elements are arranged with a horizontal lateral spacing (b) that is smaller than the lateral spacing (a) between the centers of the antenna element groups or of the antenna elements in the two antenna columns, the wideband antenna elements in a respective antenna column are fed jointly together with the at least one supplementary antenna element, and a distribution network is provided for the at least one antenna element group with the at least one associated antenna element with an associated filter function (F) for the at least one associated supplementary antenna element, which radiate in a higher frequency subband than the wideband antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventor: Maximilian Göttl
  • Patent number: 9979092
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved antenna arrangement which is characterized by the following features: a patch electrode (7) having a patch electrode surface (71) is provided above the dielectric (5) or on the upper face (5a) of the dielectric (5), said patch electrode (7) is fed via a feed line (11) that passes through the dielectric (5) and in doing so is led to a feed point (11a), which is galvanically or capacitively connected to the patch electrode (7). An electrically conductive top patch (23) having a top patch surface (23?) is provided at a distance (D) above the patch electrode (7), said patch electrode (7) and the top patch (23) are arranged perpendicularly to a central axis (Z) passing through the antenna arrangement, said antenna arrangement being formed as a left or right circular polarized antenna arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventor: Nikola Dobric
  • Patent number: 9966659
    Abstract: A one-piece antenna module, has at least one outside receiving and/or transmitting antenna element under an outer cover. The one-piece antenna module has an antenna box, which has no or few inside internal antennas and which surrounds the electronic circuits that interact with the antenna elements. The outer cover is detachably fastened to the antenna box and can be attached so as to protrude from an opening in the vehicle roof. The antenna box is closed on all sides and can be attached below the vehicle roof by a metal top side. The metal closed top side has feed-throughs for the outside antenna elements. The outside antenna elements in the outer cover are electrically coupled to the circuits inside the antenna box closed on all sides by the feed-throughs. Thus, a compact installation part is obtained, which provides complete shielding between an antenna part and a transceiver part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Continental Automotive GmbH, Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Guy-Aymar Chakam, Gerald Schillmeier, Frank Mierke, Gerhard Vogt
  • Patent number: 9966669
    Abstract: An improved patch antenna arrangement includes a patch electrode and a frame patch electrode surrounding the patch electrode provided on a dielectric. A top patch is also provided. The top patch is arranged opposite the dielectric at a distance from the patch electrode surface and at a distance from the ring or frame patch electrode surface. The top patch has an extent in the longitudinal and transverse direction, such that the top patch covers both the patch electrode surface and the frame patch electrode surface at least in some sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Nikola Dobric, Alois Huber
  • Patent number: 9966707
    Abstract: A device for fastening an attached part, in particular in the form of a motor vehicle antenna, to a fitting wall provided with a fitting opening, in the form of a bodywork metal sheet. Tensioning structure is located in a region of the fitting opening and is arranged to secure the attached part relative to the fitting wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventor: Rudolf Hildebrand
  • Patent number: 9923276
    Abstract: An improved dipole-type radiator arrangement is characterized, inter alia, by the following features: a second two-line system (21.1b; 21.2b) is provided for the at least one polarization plane (P1, P2), the second two-line feed system (21.1b; 21.2b) likewise comprises a feed by means of a signal line (27.1b; 27.2b) and by means of a ground line (25.1b; 25.2b), the second two-line feed system (21.1b; 21.2b) is provided opposite the first two-line feed system (21.1a; 21.2a) with regard to the two radiator halves (7.1a, 7.1b; 7.2a, 7.2b) such that the associated second signal line (27.1b; 27.2b) is galvanically or capacitively coupled to the first radiator half (11.1a; 11.2a), and the associated ground line (25.1b, 25.2b) is galvanically or capacitively coupled to the associated second radiator half or mount half (7.1b, 11.1b; 7.2b, 11.2b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Josef Mayer, Jürgen Hefele, Carsten Schultheiss, Jörg Langenberg
  • Patent number: 9912035
    Abstract: A retaining and anchoring device forming a retaining and anchoring section on a metal plate on a reflector includes a recess provided in the metal plate. The recess has on an upper face of the metal plate a peripheral edge or edge sections spaced apart from one another. An undercut or several undercut sections are formed below the peripheral edge or the edge sections. The recess is free of bores or passages. A locking device prevents unintentional removal of a snap-on mechanism from the recess beyond an edge section or plural edge sections which cover the undercut section(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Christian Fröhler, Mario Günther, Johann Baptist Obermaier
  • Patent number: 9882260
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved retainer system for a mobile-telephony antenna and a mobile-telephony component, which is characterized inter alia, by the following features: —said mobile-telephony component (MK) is secured, on the carrier side, by a retainer system which is separate from the retainer device (11, 7) for said mobile-telephony antenna (MA), —the retainer system also comprises at least one carrier-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (17), —said mobile-telephony component (MK) comprises at least component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (25), —an interface and/or separating point (X) or a pivoting and/or displacement plane (E) is formed between said carrier-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (17) and the respective component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer device (25), and —when the associated fixture means are released, the mounted mobile-telephony component (MK) may be removed, with the component-side mobile-telephony component-retainer dev
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Mummert, Stefan Weber, Torsten Wulff, Joachim Grimm
  • Patent number: 9780430
    Abstract: A terminal connection comprises an HF conductor and a terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus comprises an HF conductor receiving element comprising an HF conductor receiving hole. At least one solder deposit is arranged between the HF conductor and the HF conductor receiving element of the terminal apparatus to establish an electrically conductive connection. There is also an insertion sleeve comprising a receiving opening into which the HF conductor is inserted. The insertion sleeve is inserted into the HF conductor receiving hole in the HF conductor receiving element via an insertion opening on the plug-in side. The insertion sleeve is undeformable and/or is formed from a dielectric. It may also be adapted, in terms of the circumferential lateral face thereof, to an inner face of the HF conductor receiving hole. It may also comprise a receiving channel, which is used for receiving the at least one solder deposit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Mario Günther, Thomas Haunberger, Johannes Schaller, Manfred Stolle
  • Publication number: 20170271764
    Abstract: An antenna device comprises a PCB support divided into at least first, second, third and fourth subsections, a plurality of receiver means including at least first receiver means for receiving telecommunications signals at least a first receiver frequency band and a second receiver frequency band, a second receiver means for receiving telecommunications signals with in a third receiver frequency band and a fourth receiver frequency band, and third receiver means for receiving telecommunications signals in a fifth receiver frequency band, a plurality of transmitter means including at least first transmitter means for transmitting telecommunications signals in at least a first transmitter frequency band and a second transmitter frequency band, second transmitter means for transmitting telecommunications signals in a third transmitter frequency band and a fourth transmitter band, and at least a third transmitter means for transmitting telecommunications signals in a fifth transmitter frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: KATHREIN-Werke KG
    Inventors: Roland Gabriel, Andreas Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9748622
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved tunable high frequency filter of coaxial construction, characterized, inter alia, by the following features: The high frequency filter comprises an outer conductor housing (24) having an inner conductor (10) and a housing cover (22); the resonator (1) comprises a tuning element (30) arranged opposite the inner conductor (10), which in the housing cover (22) is held position-adjustably in the axial position of the tuning element (30), at least indirectly, and which extends into the internal space of the resonator; the tuning element (30) comprises a dielectric material, or is formed from a dielectric material such that between the outer thread (32) and the inner thread (41), current transitions are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Ralf Buchauer, Bernd Schöninger, Wilhelm Weitzenberger, Armin Holzbauer
  • Patent number: 9730058
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system with a plurality of remote radio units is disclosed. The distributed antenna system includes a jammer signal generator for generating a jammer signal in at least one frequency range to be blocked on detection of an uplink signal in a coverage area, as well as at least one antenna element for transmitting the generated jammer signal in the coverage area. The jammer signal will ensure that any mobile devices or stations within the coverage area are unable to transmit radio signals as the frequency range(s) on which the radio signals should be transmitted are blocked by the jammer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Christian Wagner, Alexander Seeor, Martin Weckerle
  • Patent number: 9722309
    Abstract: A mobile radio antenna comprises a multi beam forming device which comprises a drivable drive element having a drive shaft and at least two output shafts. Each output shaft is substantially parallel to the drive shaft. At least one output gear is rotationally fixed to the output shaft. At least two phase shifters are each operatively connected to a respective output shaft via a respective drive device. A changeover device enables the drive element to be operatively connected selectively to at least one of the output gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Stefan Berger, Ralf Häntsch
  • Patent number: D791105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stefan Weber, Yannick Juretzki, Josef Fahrenschon
  • Patent number: D798281
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stefan Weber, Wolfgang Wienzek
  • Patent number: D801316
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stefan Weber, Andreas Ploetz
  • Patent number: D801320
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Stefan Wechselberger
  • Patent number: D807863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Andreas Ploetz, Stefan Weber
  • Patent number: D810059
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stefan Weber, Yannick Juretzki