Patents Examined by Andrea Lindgren Baltzell
  • Patent number: 10418712
    Abstract: Folded optics reflector system includes a hoop assembly configured to expand between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration to define a circumferential hoop. A mesh reflector surface is secured to the hoop assembly such that when the hoop assembly is in the expanded configuration, the reflector surface is expanded to a shape that is configured to concentrate RF energy in a desired pattern. The system also includes a mast assembly comprised of an extendible boom. The hoop assembly is secured by a plurality of cords relative to a top and bottom portion of the boom, whereby upon extension of the boom to a deployed condition, the hoop assembly is supported by the boom. A subreflector is disposed at the top portion of the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Eagle Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Henderson, Charles W. Kulisan, Francisco Torres, Robert M. Taylor, Gustavo A. Toledo, Ryan Whitney, Michael R. Winters, Dana Monnier Rosennier
  • Patent number: 10418720
    Abstract: A signal line conversion structure of the antenna array is disposed between the antenna array and the circuit substrate, which includes a first dielectric substrate is disposed on the circuit substrate, a second dielectric substrate is vertically disposed on the first dielectric substrate and divided into a first region and a second region, and the second dielectric substrate is provided with the antenna array. At least one signal line is disposed on the first region and extends to the second dielectric substrate for connecting the circuit substrate and the antenna array. A metal connecting plate has at least three metal through holes pierced in the first dielectric substrate and connected to the second ground layer. The metal connecting plate is connected to the first ground layer of the first dielectric substrate and the second ground layer of the second dielectric substrate through the metal through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Jenn-Hwan Tarng, Chi-Yang Chang, Che-Hao Chang, Jing-Cheng Hong
  • Patent number: 10418716
    Abstract: Phased array antennas include a plurality of radiating elements and a plurality of RF lenses that are generally aligned along a first vertical axis. Each radiating element is associated with a respective one of the RF lenses, and each radiating element is tilted with respect to the first vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Martin Zimmerman, Igor Timofeev, Kevin Eldon Linehan
  • Patent number: 10403977
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a first antenna, a second antenna, a first switching circuit, and a first tunable matching circuit. The first switching circuit is electrically connected to the first antenna, the second antenna, and the first tunable matching circuit. In a first operation mode, the first antenna of the wireless communication device performs signal transmission or reception, an impedance value corresponding to the first tunable matching circuit is adjusted to a first impedance value, and the second antenna is conducted to the first tunable matching circuit through the first switching circuit. In a second operation mode, the second antenna of the wireless communication device performs signal transmission or reception, the impedance value corresponding to the first tunable matching circuit is adjusted to a second impedance value, and the first antenna is conducted to the first tunable matching circuit through the first switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Jinn Chen, Yu-Meng Yen
  • Patent number: 10403984
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for a direct drive mechanism for driving cells (e.g., liquid crystal (LC) cells, RF MEMS cells, etc.). In one embodiment, the antenna comprises an antenna element array having a plurality of antenna elements with each antenna element having one or more cells (e.g., liquid crystal (LC) cell, RF MEMS cell, etc.); drive circuitry coupled to cells in the antenna element array to provide a voltage to each of the cells; and memory to store a data value for each cell to determine whether the cell is on or off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYMETA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Severson, Nathan Kundtz
  • Patent number: 10403954
    Abstract: In described examples, an integrated waveguide transition includes a substrate with a waveguide side and an opposing waveguide termination side. A first layer of metal covers a portion of the waveguide side, a second layer of metal is separated from the first layer of metal by a first layer of dielectric, and a third layer of metal covers a portion of the waveguide termination side and is separated from the second layer of metal by a second layer of dielectric. A substrate waveguide perpendicular to a plane of the substrate extends from the waveguide side to the waveguide termination side; and a length and a width of the substrate waveguide is defined by a fence of ground-stitching vias that short the first layer of metal and the second layer of metal to a plate of the third layer of metal that forms a back short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Meysam Moallem
  • Patent number: 10403962
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments is provided and includes a conductive inner module in which a plurality of layers are stacked; an electrical opening formed in at least a portion of the rim of the conductive inner module when stacking the plurality of layers; and an antenna module disposed at the periphery of the electrical opening, wherein the antenna module may include a feeding part formed on at least one of a plurality of layers forming the conductive inner module, and a conductive pattern which is connected to the feeding part and disposed circumferencing at least one of the electrical openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Hwan Yeom, Bong-Soo Kang, Dae-Hun Jung
  • Patent number: 10403967
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing that includes a first plate, a second plate, and a side member, the side member including a first conductive portion, a second conductive portion, a third conductive portion, a first insulating portion, and a second insulating portion, a wireless communication circuitry that is electrically connected to a first point of the first conductive portion, wherein the first point is adjacent to the second insulating portion, a ground member that is included in the housing, a first switching circuitry that includes a first terminal electrically connected to a second point of the first conductive portion, which is more distant from the second insulating portion than the first point, and at least one second terminal electrically connected to the ground member through at least one first passive element, and a conductive pattern that is electrically connected to the second point and forms a closed loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Won Kim, No Hwan Park, Ki Sung Bae, Jun Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10396461
    Abstract: An antenna is provided and includes a radiator assembly extending along a first plane, a patterned ferrite layer extending along a second plane and a band stop frequency selective surface (FSS) extending along a third plane. The third plane of the band stop FSS is axially interposed between the first plane of the radiator assembly and the second plane of the patterned ferrite layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin A. Kasemodel, James M. Irion, II, Brian W. Johansen, Justin E. Stroup
  • Patent number: 10396460
    Abstract: When a plurality of antenna elements tuned to respective different frequency bands are closely disposed, the performance (the band, the radiating pattern, and so on) of each antenna element may deteriorate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Kosaka, Hiroshi Toyao
  • Patent number: 10396454
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards an antenna mount that is configured with a self-plumbing mast for simplified peaking. The mounting system includes an elevation alignment joint that includes a first member and a second member, which are configured to rotate about a central axis and can be locked into a fixed rotation. A plumb is connected to the first member and an antenna mounting support is connected to the second member such that the antenna position is maintained at an elevation identified on the first member when in the fixed rotation. The mounting system also includes a base assembly that is configured to hold the elevation alignment joint such that the plumb weight self-orients in a vertical, plumb position with the antenna at the desired elevation. The base assembly also includes a compass for aligning the azimuth of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10389009
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device which includes: a metal body including a hole defined by an inner edge thereof and extending in a first direction, wherein the metal body is defined by an outer edge thereof; and a near field communication (NFC) antenna including a coil wound about a central axis and arranged near the metal body to overlap the hole in a plan view of the metal body, wherein the inner edge and the outer edge are not connected to each other and the NFC antenna is arranged at the center of the hole along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and wherein the NFC antenna is arranged such that four cross points at which the NFC antenna and the inner edge cross in the plan view are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngki Lee, Jaesuk Lee, Hyounghwan Roh, Iljong Song, Youngjae Jang, Yohan Jang
  • Patent number: 10381736
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). An electronic device is provided in a wireless communication system. The device comprises a plurality of antenna sets; a plurality of antenna elements configuring the plurality of antenna sets; an RF transceiver including a plurality of switches for selecting the plurality of antenna elements and a plurality of phase shifters for shifting the phase of a signal transmitted/received through the plurality of antenna elements; and a control unit for determining a beam forming direction and the phase of the signal by simultaneously controlling the plurality of switches and the plurality of phase shifters according to a beambook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Yun Jung, Sung-Tae Choi, Ji-Hoon Kim, Yi-Ju Roh, Yun-A Shim, Dong-Hyun Lee, Seung-Pyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10347979
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile network concealment system or assembly which provides for aesthetic modification without impairing, diminishing, or otherwise affecting radio frequency (RF) transmission/reception. Said mobile network concealment system or assembly improves accessibility to encased mobile network devices well after installation in a manner such that (i) materials can be tailored, colored, molded, or otherwise formed or manipulated to be aesthetically pleasing, and (ii) a technician has the ability to remove, alter, or otherwise modify or access the devices in a way that allows the technician to service or troubleshoot the mobile network devices in situ (i.e., without removing the concealment system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Boyle, Kurt C. Herr, Jr., Gregory N. Kubbe, Andrew D. Mullen, Nathanael J. Van Ee
  • Patent number: 10340586
    Abstract: An automatically tunable mobile antenna is provided with toroidal inductors connected in series between the antenna feed point and a whip and a shunt inductor to ground at the RF input, with the inductors forming an L network impedance matching circuit having values which are in a binary sequence and which are selectively added to impedance match the whip to the output impedance of a transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Martin F. Jue
  • Patent number: 10333229
    Abstract: A modular housing arrangement for antennae comprises at least one antenna housing. The at least one antenna housing comprises a front face on the cover side, a front face on the base side and a peripheral side wall between the front face on the cover side and the front face on the base side that comprises a plurality of lateral surfaces, as a result which a receiving space is defined. At least one antenna is or can be arranged in the receiving space. At least one male and one female part of a positive and/or non-positive connection are arranged on the peripheral side wall. The at least one male part and the at least one female part are designed to establish a detachable positive and/or non-positive connection to a corresponding female or male part, respectively, of at least one further antenna housing and/or at least one connection element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Kathrein SE
    Inventors: Alexander Schadeck, Josef Fahrenschon
  • Patent number: 10333206
    Abstract: Vehicles, systems, and methods are provided electronic communication in a vehicle. A vehicle includes a vehicle body, a first antenna cluster, and a second antenna cluster. The vehicle body defines a boundary between an inside of the vehicle and an outside of the vehicle. The first antenna cluster is mounted on the outside of the vehicle and is configured to operate at coverage band cellular telephone frequencies using coverage band signals. A second antenna cluster is disposed in the inside of the vehicle and is configured to operate at capacity band cellular telephone frequencies using capacity band signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Parmeshwarjit S. Gondara, Andrew J. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10326205
    Abstract: A multi-layer software controlled antenna. A radiating patch is provided over a variable dielectric constant (VDC) plate. Variable DC potential is applied across the VDC plate to control the effective dielectric constant at various locations of the VDC plate. RF signal is coupled between a feed patch and a delay line, and the delay line couples the RF signal to the radiating patch. The radiating patch, VDC plate, delay line, and feed patch are each provided at a different layer of the antenna, so as to decouple the RF and DC signal paths. A controller executes a software program to thereby control the variable DC potential applied across the VDC plate, thereby controlling the operational characteristics of the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WAFER LLC
    Inventor: Dedi David Haziza
  • Patent number: 10320070
    Abstract: A multi-layer antenna having radiation layer including radiating elements; transmission layer including delay lines for coupling the RF signal to the radiating elements; control layer comprising variable dielectric constant (VDC) plate; RF coupling layer including arrangements for coupling RF signal to each of the delay lines; ground layer functioning as ground for the RF signal. The ground layer may also function as ground for the VDC control signal. The ground plane may comprise a plurality of conductive ground patches, each conductive ground patch separated from a neighboring conductive ground patch by a distance that appears as a break for a square wave signal of up to 400 Hz, but appears as a short for the RF signal. It is beneficial to make the separation not larger than a tenth of the wavelength of the RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WAFER LLC
    Inventor: Dedi David Haziza
  • Patent number: 10320059
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing including an accommodation space therein, a conduction portion located to be exposed to the outside of the housing and to the inside of the housing, a cover member which covers the housing, and a flexible connection member which is located between the housing and the cover member, includes a free one end, and has one end fixed to the housing. The connection member includes a contact portion which is opposed to and in contact with the conduction portion, and the contact portion is in contact with the conduction portion as a side of the free end of the connection member is pressed toward the housing by the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Yano