Patents Examined by Andrea Lindgren Baltzell
  • Patent number: 10992020
    Abstract: A very low frequency (VLF) antenna includes a metal monopole and a dielectric metamaterial cladding surrounding a periphery of the monopole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventors: John Singleton, Andrea Caroline Schmidt, Frank L. Krawczyk
  • Patent number: 10992061
    Abstract: An elementary antenna includes a planar radiating device comprising a substantially plane radiating element and a transmit and/or receive circuit comprising at least one amplification chain of a first type and at least one amplification chain of a second type, each amplification chain of the first type being coupled to at least one excitation point of a first set of at least one excitation point of the radiating element and each amplification chain of the second type being coupled to at least one point of a second set of points, the excitation points of the first and second set being distinct and the amplification chain of the first type being different from the amplification chain of the second type so that they exhibit different amplification properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: THALES, UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Patrick Garrec, Anthony Ghiotto, Gwenaƫl Morvan
  • Patent number: 10985458
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes a first radiation area, a phase adjustment area and a second radiation area. The first radiation area is disposed opposite to the second radiation area. The first radiation area is connected to one end of the phase adjustment area. The other end of the phase adjustment area is connected to the second radiation area. The first radiation area includes a feeding point of the antenna apparatus. The second radiation area includes a ground point of the antenna apparatus. The phase adjustment area is used to adjust a phase of a signal fed by the feeding point, to change a direction of a space electromagnetic field formed by an electromagnetic signal radiated by each of the first radiation area and the second radiation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xin Pan
  • Patent number: 10950926
    Abstract: A dual band antenna element comprises a support structure being a single molded part; a first feeding circuit and a second feeding circuit both arranged on the support structure; and a first radiating element arranged on the support structure and configured to radiate in a first operating frequency band. The first radiating element is fed by the first feeding circuit. Furthermore, a second radiating element is arranged on the support structure and configured to radiate in a second operating frequency band that is lower than the first operating frequency band. The second radiating element is fed by the second feeding circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ajay Babu Guntupalli, Juan Segador Alvarez, Serban Rebegea, Bernhard Rist, Bruno Biscontini
  • Patent number: 10950925
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a housing, a feeding portion, and a connecting portion. The housing defines a gap and a groove. The housing forms a radiating portion and a coupling portion through the gap and the groove. A portion of the housing between the feeding portion and the gap forms a first radiating section. The connecting portion is electrically connected to one end of the coupling portion adjacent to the gap. When the feeding portion supplies current, the current flows through the feeding portion and the first radiating section, and is coupled to the connecting portion through the gap to activate a first operating mode. When the feeding portion supplies current, the current flows through the feeding portion and the first radiating section, and is coupled to the coupling portion through the gap to activate a second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Ting Chen, Yen-Jung Tseng, Cho-Kang Hsu, Jung-Sheng Chih, Wen-Chang Hsu, Min-Hui Ho
  • Patent number: 10944175
    Abstract: A waveguide antenna and a method for producing same is disclosed. In one embodiment, The waveguide-fed surface integrated antenna array comprises an aperture coupled waveguide (WG) antenna element with inclusive slot on a first metal layer, a first ground plane as part of a surface integrated waveguide (SIW) on a first metal layer, an embedded microstrip feed on a second metal layer, a second ground plane as part of a SIW with one or more apertures formed within the ground plane on a third metal layer, and a waveguide enclosing the antenna element on the first metal layer. The SIW is formed on the first and third metal layers of the composite RF board along with one or more shorting conductors electrically shorting the first and second ground planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10944173
    Abstract: An antenna array comprising at least two sets of antenna unit elements is disclosed. Each set of antenna unit elements supports a respective frequency band, wherein a vertical center-to-center distance between the antenna unit elements of a lowest frequency among the respective frequency bands is more than twice the vertical extension, D, of convex hull containing one antenna unit element of the lowest frequency, and antenna unit elements of at least a second set are arranged interleaved with the antenna unit elements of the lowest frequency. An arrangement comprising the antenna array and a network node is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Martin Johansson, Fredrik Athley, Andreas Nilsson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 10938101
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an electronic device including a carrier, a first antenna, a second antenna, a third antenna, and a shielding structure. The carrier includes a first side and a second side opposite to each other, and a third side and a fourth side opposite to each other. The first antenna is disposed at the first side of the carrier. The second antenna and the third antenna are disposed at the second side of the carrier. The first, second, and third antennas are used for transmitting and receiving wireless signals at first, second, and third frequency bands, respectively. The shielding structure is disposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, and between the first antenna and the third antenna, so that the shielding structure shields interference signals between the first antenna and the second antenna, and interference signals between the first antenna and the third antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Wu, Chao-Hsu Wu, Cheng-Hsiung Wu, Yi-Ru Yang, Ching-Hsiang Ko, Shih-Keng Huang, Sheng-Chin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10938116
    Abstract: Techniques related to a 5th generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system to support higher data rates after a 4th generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE) ae provided. A reflector is provided that is configured to change a direction of a beam incident in a first direction to a second direction different from the first direction, so that a receiving entity positioned in a shadow area caused by an object can receive the beam. Therefore, the reflector removes the shadow area at which the beam does not arrive in a 5G wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungyub Lee, Junsig Kum, Yoongeon Kim, Byungchul Kim, Youngju Lee
  • Patent number: 10930997
    Abstract: A connection structure includes an elastic member and a knob. The elastic member includes a bottom portion and an elastic piece extending from the bottom portion and including a free end not contacting the bottom portion. The free end includes a first protrusion extending outward along a radial direction of the elastic member and a second protrusion extending inward along the radial direction of the elastic member. The knob is configured to engage with the elastic member and includes a fitting slot formed at an inner wall of the knob. The fitting slot includes a first portion and a second portion in a circumferential direction of the knob for engaging with the first protrusion of the elastic piece. A depth of the first portion is smaller than a depth of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhao Tong, Jiangang Feng
  • Patent number: 10923822
    Abstract: A wireless communications antenna includes: a magnetic body including one or more slits formed therein; and a coil part having solenoid form and disposed around the magnetic body, wherein the one or more slits are configured such that the magnetic body is not disconnected and a magnetic path of the magnetic body is continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: WITS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Jun Choi, Jung Young Cho, Seung Hee Oh, Sung Nam Cho, Chang Hak Choi
  • Patent number: 10910719
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first substrate, a first radiation part, a first grounding part, a second radiation part, a liquid crystal layer, and a feeding line. The first substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. The first radiation part is formed on the first surface. The first grounding part includes a slot, and the first radiation part is formed in a projection of the slot projected onto the first surface. The second radiation part is formed in the slot, and coupled with the first grounding part through a conductive segment. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first radiation part and the second radiation part. The feeding line is formed on the second surface, and a projection of the first radiation part projected onto the second surface is at least partially overlapping with the feeding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Chen Hsieh, Yi-Hsiang Lai, Ching-Huan Lin
  • Patent number: 10903583
    Abstract: A nonplanar metamaterial polarizer includes: a substrate including dielectric material transmissive to electromagnetic radiation and having a nonplanar shape; a first conductive pattern on a first side of the substrate; and a second conductive pattern on a second side of the substrate. The first and second conductive patterns are configured to alter the polarization of the electromagnetic radiation as it transmits through the substrate. In some cases, the first and second conductive patterns include split-ring resonators, and the nonplanar shape is a cylinder. An antenna system includes the nonplanar metamaterial polarizer and an antenna inside or adjacent to the nonplanar metamaterial polarizer and configured to transmit or receive the electromagnetic radiation through the nonplanar metamaterial polarizer while the nonplanar metamaterial polarizer alters the polarization of the transmitted or received electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10903578
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to hybrid multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) architectures. Beam steering can be provided using lens arrays. In one example, a hybrid antenna system includes a plurality of lens antenna subarrays (LAS), each of the LAS including a plurality of antenna elements configured to selectively receive a radio frequency (RF) transmission signal from RF processing circuitry, and a lens extending across the plurality of antenna elements. The RF transmission signal can be provided to a selected antenna of the plurality of antenna elements via a switching network and a common phase shifter for transmission. The lens can be configured to steer a RF transmission generated by the selected antenna in a defined direction. The selected antenna can be determined by the switching network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Murat Karabacak, Gokhan Mumcu, Huseyin Arslan
  • Patent number: 10903551
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a first ground plane, a second ground plane, a first antenna unit, a second antenna unit, and a metal plate. The second ground plane is connected to the first ground plane. The first antenna unit is disposed on the second ground plane. The second antenna unit is disposed on the second ground plane. The metal plate and is connected to the second ground plane and the location of the metal plate is arranged corresponding to the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit. Each of the first antenna unit and the second antenna unit is configured to cooperate with the first ground plane and the metal plate to generate a radiation pattern perpendicular to the first ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Ting Huang, Yan-Hua Chen, Sony Chayadi
  • Patent number: 10897077
    Abstract: In example implementations, an antenna for a mobile device is provided. The antenna includes a printed circuit board and a plurality of metal members coupled to the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board is devoid of metal traces. The plurality of metal members is positioned along a length of the printed circuit board to operate at a desired frequency band when inserted into an opening along an outer edge perimeter of a metallic housing of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Chi, Leo Joseph Gerten, Hung-Wen Cheng, Po Chao Chen, Shih Huang Wu, Sean Hung
  • Patent number: 10897087
    Abstract: Examples of an integrated slot antenna are described. The integrated slot antenna comprises a first slot, a second slot and a separating member. The first slot is an open-ended slot and is coupled to a first antenna member to form a first slot antenna. The first slot antenna operates in a first predetermined range of frequencies. The second slot is a close-ended slot and is separated from the first slot by the separating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Juhung Chen, Leo Gerten, Po Chao Chen, Hung-Wen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10892558
    Abstract: Multiple deflections of a structural member (SM) can be measured at multiple locations thereof, which deflections can be used to monitor changes in stiffness over time, using an antenna to measure the resonant frequencies at different harmonic frequency numbers of a predetermined radio frequency spectrum. The antenna includes a plurality of coils providing at least a first coil region that has a maximum sensitive to a first resonant frequency harmonic number and a second coil region spaced from the first coil region and that has a maximum sensitivity to a second resonant frequency harmonic number that is different from the first predetermined resonant frequency harmonic number. Using different harmonic resonant frequency numbers, deflections at multiple regions of the SM can be determined concurrently using a single antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jakob Wolynski, Kevin M. Labus, Christian M. Puttlitz, Kirk C. McGilvray
  • Patent number: 10886623
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghwan Son, Jiyong Kim, Hyoseok Na, Yongjun An
  • Patent number: 10879626
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for combining antenna signals based at least in part on the physical separation distance between antennas. A computing device includes a first antenna. The first the antenna is configured to receive a first signal. The first antenna is one of a plurality of antennas in the computing device. A second antenna is configured to receive a second signal. The second antenna has more physical separation distance from the first antenna relative to any other antenna within the computing device. A combiner within the computing device is configured to combine the first signal and the second signal based on the second antenna having more physical separation distance from the first antenna relative to any other antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi A. Mansour, Noman M. Alam, Akin Ozozlu