Patents Examined by Amal Patel
  • Patent number: 11108129
    Abstract: An antenna assembly, a wireless-communication-enabled device and an intelligent home or office appliance including such antenna assembly. The antenna assembly includes an antenna including an antenna body and a feeder, and at least one functional module arranged to operate with a function different from that provided by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Kwok Wa Leung, Lei Guo, Kim Fung Tsang
  • Patent number: 11095037
    Abstract: An antenna module includes: a connection member including at least one wiring layer and at least one insulating layer; an integrated circuit (IC) disposed on a first surface of the connection member and electrically connected to the at least one wiring layer; an antenna package including antenna members configured to transmit or receive a radio frequency (RF) signal, a feed vias each having one end electrically connected to a respective one of the antenna members and another end electrically connected to the at least one wiring layer, and a dielectric layer having a height greater than a height of the at least one insulating layer, and having a first surface facing a second surface of the connection member; and dielectric members disposed in positions corresponding to the antenna members on the second surface of the antenna package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doo Il Kim, Yong Ho Baek, Jin Seon Park, Young Sik Hur
  • Patent number: 11075442
    Abstract: Antennas and MIMO antenna systems in a housing of an electronic device are described. Each of the antennas includes a first RF radiating member having a first frequency range and a second RF radiating member having a second frequency range. The first frequency range is 4-5 GHz and the second frequency range is 3-4 GHz, and each antenna has an operating frequency range of at least 3-5 GHz. A plurality of the antennas may be arranged in a housing of an electronic device to form MIMO antenna systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Enliang Wang
  • Patent number: 11038276
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate-integrated waveguide slot antenna including a lower substrate having a substrate-integrated waveguide structure, the lower substrate being provided in the upper surface thereof with at least one slot, whereby an electromagnetic wave is guided by the substrate-integrated waveguide structure and is emitted through the slot, and an upper substrate formed on the lower substrate, the upper substrate having a metasurface configured such that a plurality of unit cells is arranged at predetermined intervals, whereby the electromagnetic wave dispatched through the slot is reemitted by the metasurface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Yong Bae Park, Hyung Jun An, Chang Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 11038256
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal housing, a first radiator, and an isolating portion. The metal housing includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame is positioned between the front frame and the backboard. The side frame defines a slot and the front frame defines a gap. The gap communicates with the slot and extends across the front frame. The metal housing is divided into at least a long portion and a short portion by the slot and the gap. The first radiator is positioned adjacent to the short portion. The isolating portion is connected to the first radiator to improve isolation between the short portion and the first radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Yi-Wen Hsu, Wei-Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 11024944
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal housing, a first feed source, and a second feed source. The metal housing includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame is positioned between the front frame and the backboard. The side frame defines a slot and the front frame defines a gap. The gap communicates with the slot and extends across the front frame. The metal housing is divided into at least a long portion and a short portion by the slot and the gap. The first feed source is electrically connected to the long portion and the second feed source is electrically connected to the short portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Yi-Wen Hsu, Wei-Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 11024968
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of antenna assemblies. In an exemplary embodiment, an antenna assembly generally includes at least one antenna element configured to be operable for receiving high definition television signals. The antenna assembly may also include at least one reflector spaced-apart from the antenna element that is configured to be operable for reflecting electromagnetic waves generally towards the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Antennas Direct, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Schneider, John Edwin Ross, III
  • Patent number: 11024972
    Abstract: An antenna includes feed pads; a radiating portion disposed on one side of the feed pads and spaced apart from the feed pads, the radiating portion being constituted by a single conductor plate; and a ground part disposed on an opposite side of the feed pads from the radiating portion; wherein each of the feed pads has a polygonal shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Goo Jang, Eun Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11024951
    Abstract: A vehicular antenna device includes an antenna unit transmitting and receiving various electromagnetic waves or signals, an antenna cover configured to cover the antenna unit, and a pad attached to an inner peripheral surface of the antenna cover. The antenna unit is attached to the antenna cover with the pad disposed therebetween. The pad includes a postural adjusting member formed therein. The postural adjusting member is configured to be elastically compressed in a condition in which the antenna device is attached to a roof of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Nishikawa, Keita Yamagishi, Shinobu Wakahara
  • Patent number: 11018414
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a first antenna radiator configured to transmit a signal having a target frequency to a vehicle and exposed to an outside of the housing, a second antenna radiator spaced apart from the first antenna radiator, configured to transmit the signal having the target frequency to the vehicle, and exposed to the outside of the housing, a conductive line disposed in an interior of the housing and electrically connecting the first antenna radiator and the second antenna radiator, and a feeding part configured to supply power to one point of the conductive line, wherein a first electrical length formed by the feeding part, the one point of the conductive line, and the first antenna radiator is different from a second electrical length formed by the feeding part, the one point of the conductive line, and the second antenna radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Sang Bong Sung, Se Woong Kim, Tae Young Kim, In Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11011836
    Abstract: A system for mitigating radio frequency interference includes a multiple patch antenna array including a multiplicity of patch antenna elements. The multiple patch antenna array is positioned relative to an interfering antenna such that signals from the interfering antenna cause interference with the multiple patch antenna array. The system also includes an auxiliary antenna positioned relative to the multiple patch antenna array. The system additionally includes a device to generate a spatial null in a direction to the interfering antenna from the multiple patch antenna array in response to a first signal from the auxiliary antenna and a second signal from the multiple patch antenna array. The first signal and the second signal are generated in response to a transmitted signal being received by the auxiliary antenna and the multiple patch antenna array. The spatial null permits simultaneous operation of the multiple patch antenna array and the interfering antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Postetter, William Preston Geren, Hwai-Kee Tsiang, Timothy Allen Murphy
  • Patent number: 10998611
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a radio frequency (RF) connector connected to a first end of a coaxial cable and a wire antenna attached to a second end of the coaxial cable. The wire antenna may be made of a shape memory alloy, such as nitinol. Examples of RF connectors include U.FL, IFEX, WAX, IPX, AMC, MHF and UMCC connectors that allow the wire antenna to be removably attached to a printed circuit board (PCB) of a lighting control device and to avoid hardwiring the antenna to the PCB. The device that includes the antenna assembly may be incorporated into a luminaire for wireless control of the luminaire. The lighting control device may be installed within the luminaire, such that the wire antenna is positioned between a light source and a diffuser. A number of such luminaires may be combined to provide an intelligent lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: John Johnson, John Peter Roquemore, III, Matthew Clement, Jose Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10998613
    Abstract: A chip antenna includes a coil; and a core including a body portion around which the coil is wound and supporting portions disposed on both sides of the body portion, wherein the core includes a second groove formed in the supporting portions and accommodating an end portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jun Park, Ha Ryong Hong, Sung Eun Cho
  • Patent number: 10965006
    Abstract: A back cover includes: a back cover body, an antenna structure, a first hand-held part, and a second hand-held part arranged apart from the first hand-held part. The antenna structure includes a first part whose first side is separated from one end of the back cover body by a first slit, a second part separated from a second side of the first part by a second slit, and a third part for connecting the first and second parts. The first hand-held part extends to the second part from the back cover body and separated from a third side of the first part by a third slit. The second hand-held part extends to the second part from the back cover body and separated from a fourth side of the first part by a fourth slit, where the back cover body and the antenna structure are made of a metal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Xiong, Linchuan Wang, Zonglin Xue
  • Patent number: 10950929
    Abstract: A novel system and method for creating a lightweight antenna is disclosed. Each lightweight antenna is formed using a foam material. This foam material is coated with a machinable material, which is machined to the desired dimensions. The machinable material is then plated with a metal. This creates a radiator that has the size and performance of traditional notch antennas, but weighs far less. This foam radiator may be mounted to a variety of substrate types, not limited to microwave laminate materials. Embodiments of mixed substrates or even multi-layered foam substrates are possible. The substrate may be a conventional printed circuit board (PCB), a PCB with sleeved coaxial vias, or a foam substrate. The lightweight antenna may be used in a plurality of applications, including ultra-wideband array systems and space-based applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10931022
    Abstract: Arrays that are deployable and can change their electromagnetic behavior by changing their shape are provided. The arrays can steer the beam using folding techniques and/or can achieve multiple operation states by folding the structure. An array can include a foldable substrate with antenna elements disposed thereon. In a folded state, a first plurality of unit cells is visible from above the array and can be configured to steer in a particular first direction and/or operate at a particular first frequency. In the unfolded state a second plurality of unit cells, and also possibly the first plurality of unit cells, are visible from above the array and can be configured to steer in a particular second direction and/or operate at a particular second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Abdul-Sattar Kaddour, Constantinos L. Zekios, Stavros Georgakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10923801
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metal housing, a first feed source, and a first radiator. The metal housing includes a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame. The side frame defines a slot and the front frame defines a gap. The metal housing is divided into at least a long portion and a short portion by the slot and the gap. The first radiator is positioned in the housing and includes a first radiating portion and a second radiating portion. One end of the first radiating portion is electrically connected to the first feed source and another end of the first radiating portion is spaced apart from the long portion. One end of the second radiating portion is electrically connected to the first feed source and another end of the second radiating portion is electrically connected to the short portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Lee, Yi-Wen Hsu, Wei-Xuan Ye
  • Patent number: 10923825
    Abstract: A spiral antenna, comprising a first arm and a second arm. The first arm and second arm are interlaced with each other. Each arm has a plurality of turns comprising an inner subset of circular turns, and an outer subset of turns, electrically coupled to the inner subset, having a shape with only four lines of symmetry. An array of such spiral antennas disposed a substrate that extends in a direction of a longitudinal axis and having a round cross section in a plan transverse to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SRC, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance M. Bradstreet, Christopher J. Thornton, Russell W. Striffler
  • Patent number: 10910713
    Abstract: A rotatable reflectarray antenna system and methods for reconfiguring electromagnetic (EM) characteristics of the reflectarray antenna are provided. The rotatable reflectarray antenna includes a plurality of rotatable reflecting units coupled with each other; and an actuator system coupled with the plurality of rotatable reflecting units and configured to rotate the reflecting units with respect to axes of the reflecting units. Each rotatable reflecting unit includes a substrate and a plurality of reflectarray patterns disposed on surfaces of the substrate and each reflectarray pattern includes a plurality of reflectarray elements. The actuator system is configured to rotate the plurality of reflecting units to different operational positions such that when layout of the plurality of reflectarray patterns on the plurality of reflecting unit is changed, at least one EM characteristic of the reflectarray antenna is reconfigured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Abdul-Sattar Kaddour, Stavros Georgakopoulos
  • Patent number: 10886600
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing including a back cover and a cover glass facing away from the back cover, a coil type radiator disposed between the back cover and the cover glass, at least one printed circuit board (PCB) disposed between the radiator and the cover glass, a communication circuit disposed on the PCB and feeding to the radiator, a first connecting member, a second connecting member, and one or more elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum Jin Cho, Jae Bong Chun