Patents Examined by Collin Dawkins
  • Patent number: 10615509
    Abstract: A small-size antenna for wireless communication includes a conductive reflector, a dielectric substrate disposed on the conductive reflector, a radiation module that is disposed on the main surface of the dielectric substrate so as to emit radio waves, a power supply configured to supply power to the radiation module disposed on the main surface of the dielectric substrate, and a plurality of split-ring resonators that are disposed in an area between the radiation module and the conductive reflector on the main surface of the dielectric substrate. The conductive reflector reflects radio waves emitted by the radiation module towards the conductive reflector. Each of the split-ring resonators includes a split having first and second ends disposed oppositely and separated from each other, and a ring connected between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Toyao
  • Patent number: 10594019
    Abstract: Antenna package structures are provided to implement wireless communications packages. For example, an antenna package includes multilayer package substrate, a planar antenna array, antenna feed lines, and resistive transmission lines. The planar antenna array includes an array of active antenna elements and dummy antenna elements surrounding the array of active antenna elements. Each active antenna element is coupled to a corresponding one of the antenna feed lines, and each dummy antenna element is coupled to a corresponding one of the resistive transmission lines. Each resistive transmission line extends through the multilayer package substrate and is terminated in a same metallization layer of the multilayer package substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Ericsson AB
    Inventors: Christian W. Baks, Daniel J. Friedman, Xiaoxiong Gu, Duixian Liu, Alberto Valdes Garcia, Joakim Hallin, Ola Ragnar Tageman
  • Patent number: 10594016
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a two bidimensional part multiband antenna arranged to be printed on a glazing panel, the two parts to be connected, respectively, to a central pin and a shield of a data transmission coaxial cable. The two parts have a generally rectangular shape and are relatively to each other longitudinally shifted, the two respective sides of the two parts adjacent to each other comprise respectively a large transversal recess and a corresponding transversal projection facing each other. The part comprising the projection comprises, adjacent thereto, a thin longitudinal arm facing a short transversal finger of the part comprising the recess and adjacent thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Remi Sarkis, Dan Lis
  • Patent number: 10581140
    Abstract: An antenna module including a first antenna configured to transmit and receive a plurality of signals, the first antenna including a first frame antenna segment including at least a part of a metal frame, the metal frame surrounding a body housing of an electronic device, and a first coil antenna segment connected to the first frame antenna segment, the first coil antenna segment including a first conductive coil may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Ki Lee, Jae-suk Lee, Il-Jong Song, Yo-Han Jang
  • Patent number: 10566682
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes an antenna body, a radiator, a connecting member, and a coupling member. The radiator is a monopole antenna and is spaced apart from the antenna body. The connecting member is electrically connected to the radiator and feeds current signals to the radiator. The coupling member is spaced apart from the antenna body and the antenna body is grounded through the connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chang-Je Chen
  • Patent number: 10566700
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a sub-reflector assembly for a reflector antenna has (i) a waveguide transition at a waveguide end of the sub-reflector assembly and configured to fit within a waveguide, (ii) a dielectric radiator connected to the waveguide transition and extending both laterally and back towards the waveguide end of the sub-reflector assembly, and (iii) a sub-reflector connected to the dielectric radiator. By configuring the dielectric radiator to extend both laterally and back towards the dielectric end of the assembly, radiated energy from the waveguide is directed such that the sub-reflector assembly can be used with shallow reflector dishes (e.g., F/D ratio greater than 0.25) and still achieve sufficiently high directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ronald J. Brandau
  • Patent number: 10559874
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a body which is made of a conductive material and has both ends curvedly extending to be adjacent to each other so as to have a loop shape; a communication module arranged on the body; a feeding line which extends from the communication module and is arranged to cross a gap between both ends of the body; and at least one connection terminal for connecting the feeding line to the body, wherein the body can receive a feeding signal from the communication module through the feeding line, and transmit/receive a wireless signal. The above-mentioned electronic device can be implemented variously according to embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ioannis Tzanidis, James Vandenheuvel, Mitchell Johnson, Zhouyue Pi
  • Patent number: 10541464
    Abstract: A microwave antenna coupling apparatus forming an eWLB package, comprises an antenna coupling element comprising a coupling unit, a coupling feed line arranged on a first surface of the coupling unit and an internal coupling component to provide signal coupling between the coupling feed line and the second surface of the coupling unit, wherein the antenna coupling element is arranged within the mold layer separate from the semiconductor element and such that an outer surface of the coupling feed line is not covered by mold material. Different multi-layer antenna structures can be placed on top of eWLB package. By this type of integration Package-on-Package (PoP) antenna are constructed. The elements can be integrated by a standard pick and place process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wasif Tanveer Khan, Mudassar Nauman, Arndt Thomas Ott, Ramona Hotopan
  • Patent number: 10498011
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry that includes an antenna. Control circuitry may perform closed loop tuning adjustments on the antenna. For example, the control circuitry may adjust a tunable component to tune the antenna to a first tuning setting. The control circuitry may gather impedance values from the antenna while tuned to the first tuning setting and may process the impedance values to determine whether to tune the antenna to a second tuning setting. If the impedance values lie within a predetermined complex impedance region, the control circuitry may tune the antenna to the second setting. If the impedance values lie outside of the region, the control circuitry may continue to gather impedance values using the first setting. These operations may compensate for detuning of the antenna due to proximity of a user regardless of how the electronic device is held during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Han, Matthew A. Mow, Thomas E. Biedka
  • Patent number: 10477713
    Abstract: An enhanced portable communication device includes a one-piece metal back plate, configured to reduce device thickness by eliminating the plastic-to-metal joints normally needed to isolate the device antennas and provide rigidity. The one-piece metal back plate includes four integral antennas in an embodiment, forming an antenna pair at each end of the device. An opening and gap used to form each antenna pair may be filled with a nonconductive material such as plastic. In an embodiment, an I/O port is exposed through the nonconductive material in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Mohammed R Abdul-Gaffoor, Michael J Lombardi
  • Patent number: 10476151
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus that is able to improve isolation between antennas that are arranged adjacent to each other and an electronic device having the same are provided. The antenna apparatus includes a plurality of antennas, and a printed circuit board connected to the plurality of antennas, wherein the printed circuit board comprises a plurality of feeding units respectively connected to the plurality of antennas and a plurality of ground units respectively connected to the plurality of antennas, and each of the ground units is separated from the other ground units by means of at least one slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemin Seo, Suyang Park, Jaesun Park
  • Patent number: 10469136
    Abstract: An antenna system loaded in a vehicle according to the present invention includes a first antenna system to perform beamforming by a plurality of first communication antenna elements disposed to transmit and receive a first signal according to a first communication system, and a second antenna system to perform a Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) by a plurality of second communication antenna elements disposed to transmit and receive a second signal according to a second communication system, whereby a plurality of communication services can be provided through a flat vehicle antenna having beamforming array antennas capable of providing next generation communication services and MIMO antennas capable of providing existing mobile communication services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongkon Kim, Jongsun Park, Sunin Jeong
  • Patent number: 10461400
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device having a housing and including an antenna device, and a method of manufacturing the housing. When the antenna device requiring a plating process is applied to the housing, the housing has an antenna and provides exterior deposition and visual enhancement to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Gi-Uk Gang, Byeonghwan Youm, Kyung Bin Kim
  • Patent number: 10461425
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a metallic member, a feed portion, a ground portion, and a radiator. The metallic member defines at least one slot and is divided into a first combining portion and a second combining portion by the at least one slot. The feed portion feeds current to the first combining portion. The ground portion grounds the first combining portion. The radiator feeds current to the second combining portion. The first combining portion, the feed portion, and the ground portion cooperatively form a first antenna to activate a first mode for generating radiation signals in a first frequency band. The second combining portion and the radiator cooperatively form a second antenna to activate a second mode for generating radiation signals in a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Geng-Hong Liou
  • Patent number: 10446917
    Abstract: Deformable magnetic antennas are provided to include a plurality of flexible magnetic antenna layers stacked to form a layered magnetic antenna structure that is bendable. Each flexible magnetic antenna layer includes a magnetic material that confines a magnetic field to concentrate a magnetic flux of the magnetic field inside the magnetic antenna layer. A lubricating material is applied between adjacent flexible magnetic antenna layers to allow adjacent magnetic layers to move relative to one another when the layered magnetic antenna structure is bent so as to reduce a stress in each flexible magnetic antenna layer caused by bending the layered magnetic antenna structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventors: Mark Eugene Bonebright, Mark William Covington, Jeffrey Howard Caton
  • Patent number: 10431895
    Abstract: A dual slot SIW antenna unit includes a first substrate, a conductive layer, plural unit radiation members, a second substrate, a ground conductive layer, and two first conductor pillars. The plural unit radiation members are disposed in parallel on the conductive layer, and each unit radiation member includes at least a pair of slots that are disposed in parallel. The two first conductive pillars are disposed between two neighboring unit radiation members and electrically connect the feed routing layer and the conductive layer. A dual slot SIW antenna array module is also disclosed. By use of the dual slot structure, more radiation members are allowed to be included in a limited square measure for improving the antenna gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CUBTEK INC.
    Inventors: Shyh-Jong Chung, Hsiao-Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 10431879
    Abstract: A fabric antenna for telecommunications is disclosed. The fabric antenna comprises a host yarn, which is substantially electrically non-conducting, and an antenna yarn, which is substantially electrically conducting. The host yarn and antenna yarn are knitted together to form a host fabric comprising an antenna grid. The antenna grid comprises a plurality of intersecting antenna tracks formed of antenna yarn. The tracks are separated by regions of the host fabric and are electrically coupled together at the regions where the tracks intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Dean Kitchener, Christopher Bryce Wyllie, Robert Alan Lewis, Ingrida Juraite, Tilak Dias, William Hurley
  • Patent number: 10424835
    Abstract: A door handle comprising: a housing mounted swingably with respect to a door of a vehicle; an antenna portion accommodated in the housing; an electrostatic-capacity sensor including an electrostatic-capacity detecting electrode, which is accommodated in the housing; and a conductive member which is formed between the electrostatic-capacity detecting electrode and the inner surface of the housing in a state of always being insulated with respect to the electrostatic-capacity detecting electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sumida Corporation
    Inventor: Hozumi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10418686
    Abstract: An 8-shaped NFC antenna includes a metal back cover and an antenna coil, the metal back cover comprises a first through-hole and a second through-hole, the antenna coil is located on the inner side of the metal back cover, the metal back cover is further provided with a first slit, the first slit is connected with the first through-hole and the second through-hole, the antenna coil surrounding the first through-hole and the second through-hole is in an 8 shape, and the current direction of the part of the coil surrounding the first through-hole and the current direction of the part of the coil surrounding the second through-hole are opposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SUNWAY COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anping Zhao, Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 10418698
    Abstract: An omni-directional antenna using a rotator is disclosed. The omni-directional antenna is installed on the rotator having at least one rotation blade, and includes an antenna carrier unit disposed on at least one of top and bottom surfaces of the blade, and an antenna pattern unit formed on the antenna carrier unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HCTM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seungjae Lee