Patents Assigned to Kathrein-Werke KG
  • Patent number: 9692143
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrical connection device on a plate-type or strip-type material (1, 1?), which cannot be soldered or is difficult to solder or which is provided with a surface that cannot be soldered or is difficult to solder, having the following characteristics: A self-clinching bolt (5) is provided with a bolt head (7) that, relative to the bolt body (9) beneath, has a tapered cross section such that the bolt head (7) transitions, by way of a conical or shoulder-like sloping flank (11), into the bolt body (9) having an outer circumference (9?) that has a diameter larger than that of the bolt head (7). The outer circumference (9?) of the bolt body (9) is of smooth design, or is provided with a knurling (15). In the penetration area of the self-clinching bolt (5), the plate-type or strip-type material (1, 1?) is provided with a non-flanged material edge (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Christian Fröhler, Mario Günther
  • Patent number: 9647328
    Abstract: A patch radiator has a radiator surface designed as an annular and/or frame-shaped radiator surface, extending around a recess area. The radiator surface is extended so as to transition into the lateral surfaces or lateral walls. On the lateral surfaces or lateral walls, a lateral surface radiator structure electrically connected to the radiator surface is formed. In the peripheral direction of the lateral surfaces or lateral walls, there are lateral radiator surface sections, between which electrically non-conductive recess areas are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Nikola D. Dobric
  • Patent number: 9584199
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a radio system (1), a base band unit (20) and a method (100) for relaying radio signals in a cell (101) of a mobile network. The radio signals are relayed according to a service criterion (300). With the present invention the radio signals are grouped into a grouped payload signal (30-1, 30-2, . . . , 30-M) and a grouped receive signal (220-1, 220-2, . . . , 220-M) according to the service criterion (300). The grouped payload signal (30-1, . . . , 30-M) and the grouped receive signal (220-1, 220-2, . . . , 220-M) are associated with a beam forming vector (40-1, 40-2, . . . , 40-M). The grouping according to the present disclosure helps to improve a quality of service provided to an individual user of the mobile network. The associated beam forming vector (40-1, 40-2, . . . , 40-M) may be provided and adjusted at a digital radio interface DRI (200). Furthermore the present disclosure provides various computer programme product implementing the various aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Johannes Schlee, Martin Weckerle
  • Patent number: 9548798
    Abstract: Method for determining the magnitude and phase of a signal received by the active antenna (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stefan Fritze, Karl-August Steinhauser
  • Patent number: 9531851
    Abstract: An improved modular adjusting device, in particular for RF devices, is distinguished, inter alia, by the following features: —having at least one transmission base module (113) and at least two transmission elements (17; 29, 31), —the at least one transmission base module (113) also has at least one second transmission element (31) and an associated snap-action and/or latching device (16), —the at least one second transmission element (31) is held and secured in a snap-in manner by the associated snap-action and/or latching device (16), —the snap-action and/or latching device (16) for holding and securing the at least one second transmission element (31) is designed in such a manner that the at least one second transmission element (31) is held in a manner limited by stops in the axial direction (X), and—the first and second transmission elements (29, 31) each have a plug-in coupling region (21) in which the shaft (13) or one of the shaft sections (13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Ralf Häntsch
  • Patent number: 9531083
    Abstract: A group antenna has at least two transducers disposed offset from one another. A network is provided to supply the transducers. The network comprises coaxial cables running between a distributor and/or summation circuit and the access, connection, and/or supply points of the associated transducer. The network comprises at least two different types of coaxial cable characterized by different phase velocities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Gottl, Michael Boss
  • Patent number: 9431703
    Abstract: A differential phase shifter assembly with n striplines positioned concentrically with one another, on the opposite stripline ends of which connecting points for connecting lines leading to radiators are provided, where n is a natural integer greater than or equal to 2. A feeding and/or tapping device is pivotable about a central and/or pivot axis, and is therefore pivotable over the plurality of striplines while establishing a primary capacitive coupling. A central feed serves to feed the feeding and/or tapping device. At least one to n?1 secondary capacitive couplings are additionally provided. The one or more secondary capacitive couplings are provided on the side of the feeding and/or tapping assembly facing the primary capacitive coupling. For the at least one additional secondary capacitive coupling, at least one additional branched feeding and/or tapping device is provided, which together with the feeding and/or tapping device is pivotable about the central and/or pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Stephan Dandlberger, Georg Tischler
  • Patent number: 9425506
    Abstract: A multi-beam shape supplementary device for an antenna system for mobile communications includes a site-sharing adapter in the form of a primary adapter. The site-sharing adapter comprises at least two primary terminals for connecting at least two primary control apparatuses. The plug and/or terminal configuration or terminal occupation at the primary terminals are terminal-compatible with the terminals on the coupling terminal side of the site-sharing adapter. The pin or socket terminals provided for the bidirectional signal transmission in the site-sharing adapter are connected to a terminal pin or a terminal socket, provided for the bidirectional signal transmission, of the coupling terminal so as to form a bidirectional signal transmission path. The bidirectional transmission path is configured in such a way that the differentiated communications signals at the at least two primary terminals are converted into frequency-modulated signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Lars Zimmermann, Benjamin Bien, Markus Mohr, Tobias Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9397396
    Abstract: The present invention provides a radio system and a method for relaying packetized radio signals. The radio system comprises at least one transmit path, a base band calibration signal generator for generating a base band calibration signal, a digital predistortion unit, a calibration unit and a feedback path. The feedback path is commonly used by the digital predistortion unit and the calibration unit for feeding back a feedback signal. The feedback signal is adapted to update at least one of phase and amplitude changes and the digital predistortion. The present invention further relates to a method for relaying packetized radio signals. The method is capable of updating the digital predistortion as well as adapted for an updating of the phase and amplitude changes. The updating of the digital predistortion and the updating of the phase and amplitude changes is implemented using the feedback signal. The present invention further relates to a computer program product for the manufacture of the radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 9373884
    Abstract: An improved dual-polarized, omnidirectional antenna is characterized inter alia by the following features: each sector antenna (5) comprises at least one antenna gap (6) comprising an associated reflector (11), which is arranged at least in part in a reflector plane (13?), at least one dual-polarized radiator (7, 9) being arranged in the antenna gap (6), in front of the reflector (11) the sector antennae (5) are additionally arranged mutually offset along the central axis (1) thereof, the sector antennae (5) are arranged in such a way that, in an axial view along the central axis (1), the reflector walls (13), arranged in a respective reflector plane (13?), of the reflectors (11), overlap or intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Göttl, Manfred Stolle
  • Patent number: 9318804
    Abstract: An antenna array for the transmission of signals is disclosed which comprises a plurality of antenna elements connected to a plurality of transceivers. The plurality of transceivers receive transceiver signals for transmission to the plurality of antenna elements. The antenna comprises a failure detector or monitoring and control system connected to the plurality of transceivers, which autonomously detects malfunction of the individual transceivers and reports this to the signal processor without involvement of the transmitter and receiver. The antenna array also comprises a signal processor connected to the plurality of transceivers and adapted to weight using complex values the transceiver signals for automatically compensating for power losses by tilt adjustments and for interference by suppression of sidelobes of the signals based on the information from the failure detector or monitoring and control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Martin Weckerle, Dirk Neumann
  • Patent number: 9306610
    Abstract: An active antenna array for a mobile communications network and a method for receiving radio signals is disclosed. The active antenna array has a plurality of antenna elements for relaying radio signals, a plurality of first amplifiers for amplifying a plurality of individual receive signals a plurality of first analog-to-digital converters and a plurality of first gain switches located between one of the plurality of first analog-to-digital converters and the plurality of first amplifiers. A digital signal processor is connected to outputs of the plurality of first analog-to-digital converters and has a common gain switch control line connected to at least two of the plurality of first switches for controlling the gain of the first gain switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 9306270
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an active antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements comprising: at least one first subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the at least one first subset relaying a first radio signal having a first antenna beam pattern; and at least one second subset of the plurality of antenna elements, the at least one second subset relaying a second radio signal having a second antenna beam pattern, wherein at least one of the plurality of antenna elements is a common antenna element belonging to both the first subset and the second subset. A method for operating the active antenna array is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Georg Schmidt, Martin Weckerle
  • Patent number: 9300026
    Abstract: An improved nondirectional radiofrequency power divider is characterized by the following features: —having an outer conductor (1) and/or outer conductor housing (1?), with a first inner conductor (11), wherein the first inner conductor (11) runs in the outer conductor (1) or in the outer conductor housing (1?), —with a second inner conductor (13), wherein the second inner conductor (13) runs in the space (15) which is formed between the first inner conductor (11) and the outer conductor (1) or the outer conductor housing (1?), —the second inner conductor (13) is electrically connected to a branch line running away therefrom or is provided therewith, the second inner conductor (13) is relatively adjustable and/or positionable in terms of the distance of said second inner conductor from the first inner conductor (11) and/or in terms of the distance of said inner conductor from the outer conductor (1) or from the outer conductor housing (1?) so as to effect a variable power distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Thomas Haunberger, Manfred Stolle, Claudia Daurer
  • Patent number: 9270018
    Abstract: An improved rooftop antenna is characterized, inter alia, by the following features: the base (7) has a protruding base foot part (17) on the base lower side (7e) of said base; the base foot part (17) is formed integrally with the remaining part of the base (7) or connected thereto and is electrically conductive or coated, together with the base (7), with an electrically conductive layer; the base foot part (17) has a channel (117), which passes through the foot part (17) transversely and preferably perpendicular to the base (7) in a plug-in and joining direction (Z) for accommodating the at least one coaxial line (21); and the coaxial line (21) is inserted into the at least one channel (117) of the base foot part (17) in such a way that at least one section of the outer circumference of the outer conductor (27) of the coaxial line (21) is pressed mechanically with the electrically conductive inner wall of the channel (117) of the base foot part (17) and DC contact is thereby made therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Frank Mierke, Gerhard Stadler, Florian Butscher, Gerhard Vogt, Johann Frisch
  • Patent number: 9252483
    Abstract: An improved active antenna system is distinguished inter alia by the following features: comprising a first antenna group (5) which is provided for transmitting and receiving operation, comprising a second antenna group (10) which is provided for receiving operation, the two antenna groups (5, 10) are arranged above one another, and the supply network (N11, N12) of the first antenna group (5) has an amplitude distribution which is frequency-dependent, i.e. dependent on a transmitting and a receiving frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Maximilian Gottl, Carl Fredrik Lindgren
  • Patent number: 9240620
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved high frequency filter (high pass filter) that is characterized by the following features: in addition to the at least both capacitively coupled inner conductor front faces (5b) or the capacitively coupled inner conductor end segments (5c) of two coupled inner conductor segments (5a), at least one further inner conductor coupling device (15) or at least one further inner conductor coupling element (115) is provided, the at least one further inner conductor coupling device (15) or the at least one further inner conductor coupling element (115) is arranged in an at least partially overlapping manner with the inner conductor end segments (5c) of the coupled inner conductor segments (5b), and the branch line (7) runs between the inner conductor coupling device (15) or the inner conductor coupling element (115) and the outer conductor (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Jens Nita
  • Patent number: 9177184
    Abstract: An improved beam shape control device, and more particularly an improved antenna comprising a beam shape control device, is distinguished by the fact that the beam shape control device (RET, M-RET) comprises reading electronics with an RFID receiving antenna and/or writing electronics with an RFID transmitting antenna, by means of which antenna-specific data can be read from an RFID tag positioned in the region of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventors: Klaus Prassberger, Benjamin Bien, Markus Mohr
  • Patent number: 9166664
    Abstract: An active antenna transceiver system is disclosed. The active antenna transceiver system comprises a bandpass filter adapted to filter first telecommunication signals in a first frequency band, the first telecommunication signals being transceived in a first antenna section, an active transceiver arrangement adapted to transceive second telecommunications signal in a second frequency band, an antenna arrangement adapted to radiate and/or collect signal in both the first and second frequency bands. A combining element is provided for combining first telecommunications signal and second telecommunication signal into a combined telecommunications signal to be fed into antenna arrangement and the combining element being adapted for splitting the combined telecommunications signal from the antenna arrangement into first telecommunication signals and second telecommunications signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 9166537
    Abstract: An amplifier arrangement for amplifying a radio signal comprising at least a first amplifier module and a second amplifier module is presented wherein a splitter stage for dividing an amplifier stage input signal into several signal portions. The signal portions are amplified in the at least two parallel amplifier modules. A combiner stage combines the separate amplifier output signals into a single amplifier arrangement output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KATHREIN-WERKE KG
    Inventor: Lothar Schmidt