Patents Examined by Collin Dawkins
  • Patent number: 10211517
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a system ground plane and an antenna system. The antenna system includes a dielectric substrate, an antenna ground plane, a radiation element, and at least one feeding element. The antenna ground plane is coupled to the system ground plane. The feeding element is coupled to a signal source. The feeding element is positioned between the radiation element and the antenna ground plane. The feeding element and the radiation element are completely separate from each other. The radiation element is excited by the feeding element by coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Ming-Ching Yen, Kun-Sheng Chang, Ching-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10199730
    Abstract: A radiating system configured to operate electromagnetic wave signals from first and second frequency regions, wherein the lowest frequency of the second frequency region is above the highest frequency of the first frequency region: the radiating system comprising a radiating structure, a radiofrequency system, and an external port. The radiating structure comprises a first boosting element electrically connected to a first conductive element, a second boosting element electrically connected to a second conductive element, and a ground plane layer. The radiofrequency system comprises a first matching network connected to the first conductive element and the external port, and a second matching network connected to the second conductive element and a ground port. The first and second matching networks are configured to modify the impedance of the radiating structure providing impedance matching to the radiating system, at the external port, in the first and second frequency regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fractus Antennas, S.L.
    Inventors: Jaume Anguera Pros, Aurora Andujar Linares
  • Patent number: 10193210
    Abstract: A terminal device having hybrid antenna integrating with capacitive proximity sensors comprises a ground, a radiator, a first capacitance electrode and a second capacitance electrode. The radiator has a feeding portion, a low-frequency radiating path and a high-frequency radiating branch. The low-frequency radiating path has a first coupling portion. The feeding portion is disposed between the first coupling portion and the ground. The high-frequency radiating branch acts as a second coupling portion. The first capacitance electrode has a first shorting portion and a first electrode portion. The first shorting portion is connected to the ground. The first electrode coupling with the first coupling portion generates a first coupling resonant mode. The second capacitance electrode has a second shorting portion and a second electrode portion. The second shorting portion is connected to the ground. The second electrode coupling with the high-frequency radiating branch generates a second coupling resonant mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Yen-Cheng Chen, Yeh-Chian Lin
  • Patent number: 10186777
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an ultra-wideband miniaturized crossed circularly-polarized antenna, comprising a plurality of radiation sheets, a substrate, a reflecting plate and a phase shifting 90-degree equal power divider, all of which are disposed in order. The front side of the substrate faces the radiation sheets and is provided with an excitation slot. The back side of the substrate faces the reflecting plate and is provided with a first power divider and two first transmission lines, as well as a second power divider and two second transmission lines. Input ends of the first power divider and the second power divider are connected to two input ends of the phase shifting 90-degree equal power divider, respectively. The two first transmission lines and the two second transmission lines orthogonally intersect with the excitation slot and are connected to a metal surface of the front side of the substrate, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Kunjie Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10181654
    Abstract: A millimeter wave transceiver including a plate forming an interposer having its upper surface supporting an interconnection network and having its lower surface intended to be assembled on a printed circuit board by bumps; an integrated circuit chip assembled on the upper surface of the interposer; antennas made of tracks formed on the upper surface of the interposer; and reflectors on the upper surface of the printed circuit board in front of each of the antennas, the effective distance between each antenna and the reflector plate being on the order of one quarter of the wavelength, taking into account the dielectric constants of the interposed materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Carpentier, S├ębastien Pruvost, Patrice Garcia, Pierre Busson, Pierre Dautriche
  • Patent number: 10170823
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a GNSS stacked patch antenna located in a metal cavity and a matching parasitic element, the matching parasitic element includes a set of conductors not connected to the antenna. Each conductor has an external end and internal end, the external ends being conductively coupled to the housing of the cavity. The conductors of the matching parasitic elements can be radially arranged. External ends of conductors are additionally connected to each other by a ring-shaped conductor. Internal ends of conductors can be connected to capacitive elements, which can be discrete capacitors and/or segments of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Vitalievich Tatarnikov, Andrey Vitalievich Astakhov, Pavel Petrovich Shamatulsky
  • Patent number: 10170828
    Abstract: Radio devices for wireless transmission including an integrated adjustable mount allowing mounting to a pole or stand and adjustment of the angle of the device (e.g., the altitude). The device may include a compact array antenna having a high gain configured to operate in, for example, the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz band and/or the 2.40-2.48 GHz band. The antenna emitters may be arranged in a separate plane from a plane containing the antenna feed connecting the emitting elements and also from a ground plane. The antenna array may be contained within a protective weatherproof housing along with the radio control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Gerardo Huerta, Jude Lee, Hsin-Ming Chen, Robert Pera
  • Patent number: 10164337
    Abstract: An antenna device of a magnetic coupling type includes a magnetic body having a plate-like shape; and a coil, which is wound around the magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Otsuki
  • Patent number: 10153537
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for providing a hybrid antenna including an RF radiator and an electrically coupled inductive loop. The hybrid antenna is capable of providing both RF and induction functionality, e.g., radio frequency transmission/reception capabilities for Bluetooth as well as near-field-communications (NFC) functionality via the inductive loop. The inductive loop may be in conductive contact with the RF radiator or may be inductively coupled with the RF radiator and not in conductive contact with the RF radiator. The inductive loop may act as a planar element of a planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: William B. Baringer, Mark Manuel Martinez
  • Patent number: 10135134
    Abstract: An antenna system includes N integrated passive components (IPCs). A first end of each IPC of the N IPCs is directly configured to couple to an antenna for receiving signals of a band corresponding to the IPC and filtering signals of bands corresponding to other IPCs of the N IPCs. The antenna system can prevent signals of various bands from interfering with each other, reduces parasitic capacitance effect, and further improves nonlinear distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RichWave Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10109919
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a board unit and a coil unit. The board unit includes a metal board and an insulating board connected with or adjacent to the metal board, and the coil unit is disposed beside the same side of the metal board and the insulating board. In one embodiment, when one narrow side of the metal board and one narrow side of the insulating board connects with each other, the coil unit is disposed right under the commissure of the metal board and the insulating board. In addition, more than half or half of the area of the coil unit is covered by the insulating board, and less than half or half of the area of the coil unit is covered by the metal board. The current direction on the metal board and the current direction on the coil unit are the same as clockwise or counterclockwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Min-Sen Guo, Ding-Bing Lin, Jui-Hung Chou, Chih-Ming Su, En-Tso Yu, Ci-Jie Huang
  • Patent number: 10103450
    Abstract: Package structures are provided for integrally packaging antennas with semiconductor RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) chips to form compact integrated radio/wireless communications systems that operate in the millimeter-wave and terahertz frequency ranges. For example, a package structure includes an RFIC chip, and an antenna package bonded to the RFIC chip. The antenna package includes a glass substrate, at least one planar antenna element formed on a first surface of the glass substrate, a ground plane formed on a second surface of the glass substrate, opposite the first surface, and an antenna feed line formed through the glass substrate and connected to the at least one planar antenna element. The antenna package is bonded to a surface of the RFIC chip using a layer of adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bing Dang, Duixian Liu, Jean-Olivier Plouchart, Peter Jerome Sorce, Cornelia Kang-I Tsang
  • Patent number: 10096903
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna that can facilitate favorable communications even if no metal body is located near the antenna and even if the antenna is located within a metal body. An antenna is characterized in that the antenna comprises: a core (11) having a plane; a coil winding part (area B) of the plane about which a coil is wound; and no-coil winding parts (areas A, C) of the plane about which no coil is wound, wherein the coil winding part is sandwiched between the no-coil winding parts in the axial direction of the coil on the plane, and the width of the plane in the axial direction of the coil is equal to or greater than the width of the plane in the winding direction of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichiro Yamaguchi, Masaaki Sano
  • Patent number: 10090584
    Abstract: The present invention provides a miniature wideband antenna for 5G, which includes a dielectric substrate, a coplanar waveguide feed structure on a front of the dielectric substrate, a main radiator, a second and third radiators and a first radiator on a back of the dielectric substrate. The antenna is small in size with operation band of 3 GHz-30 GHz which covers the various 5G frequency band and covers the current wireless modes of Wi-MAX, W-LAN, UWB and so on. The antenna guarantees future compatibility for various complicated communication modes and has good perspectives for many applications. Based on the antenna, the double-unit and four-unit MIMO antenna adopts orthogonal polarization and metamaterial unit. Thus, high unit separation is achieved without increase on the size of the antenna unit. The present invention has wide applications in small mobile device such as cell phone and laptop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
    Inventors: Zhaoyun Duan, Fei Wang, Xin Wang, Zhanliang Wang, Qing Zhou, Xinyi Li, Yubin Gong
  • Patent number: 10090582
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to enable a secure attachment of an antenna element and to facilitate adjustment of the antenna element characteristics. Rearward of a spoiler are formed a plurality of lateral grooves extending in a left-right direction of a vehicle, and a plurality of vertical grooves extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle. The plurality of lateral grooves and the plurality of vertical grooves form latticed grooves as grooves in the shape of a lattice for installing an antenna element. The antenna element is formed by a conductive wire. One end of the antenna element is connected to an amplifier, and the other end is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nakane, Ryuji Ando, Tomiyasu Hirayama, Haruhiko Yoshida, Hiroki Osada, Jun Yuyama, Takayoshi Naemura
  • Patent number: 10090598
    Abstract: An antenna module of the present invention is an antenna module 1 including a waveguide slot antenna (1A), a microstripline (1B), and an RFIC (16), the RFIC (16) being disposed to overlap a waveguide (123, 126) of the waveguide slot antenna (1A) as viewed in a stacking direction of layers. This provides an antenna module which can be mounted in a smaller area than a conventional antenna module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Yusuke Uemichi
  • Patent number: 10079436
    Abstract: [Object] To improve the directional characteristics of a planar antenna for a milliwave band as well as widening a bandwidth. [Means for Settlement] A feed line 13 has a main feed line 21, two sub-feed lines 22, and a distributor S2 adapted to branch the main feed line 21 into the two sub-feed lines 22. The distributor S2 includes: two outer edges 30L and 30R formed as curved lines connecting both side edges 21L and 21R of the main feed line 21 to first edges 221 of the sub-feed lines 22; and an inner edge 31 connecting second edges 222 of the sub-feed lines 22 to each other, in which the inner edge 31 is configured to include two inner curved lines 31L and 31R that are convex in mutual directions, and has a pointed shape that is concave toward the main feed line 21 side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Okunaga, Akira Nakatsu
  • Patent number: 10069201
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor device adapted to be associated with a tyre of a vehicle, and a sensor coordinator device adapted to be installed on a body of the vehicle. The sensor coordinator device includes an antenna. The antenna includes a single-piece metallic plate shaped so as to define a first plate portion designed for the wireless reception of data from the sensor device in a first frequency band, and a second plate portion designed for the wireless transmission of data to the sensor device in a second frequency band different from the first frequency band. The antenna further includes a ground plate common to both the first and second plate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PIRELLI TYRE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca Dassano, Mario Orefice, Guillermo Vietti
  • Patent number: 10069542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless communications system for communicating with user equipment located inside a physical structure. The system comprise a node having at least two antenna ports and being adapted for wireless communication with the user equipment, and at least one leaky cable having two ends wherein each end of the at least one leaky cable is connected to one of the antenna ports of the node. The at least one leaky cable is provided at least partially inside the physical structure and being adapted for wireless communication over a radio channel with the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mikael Coldrey, Henrik Asplund, Martin Johansson, Andreas Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10062969
    Abstract: An antenna circuit includes a substrate, an antenna, and a projected artificial magnetic mirror (PAMM). The antenna is fabricated on the substrate and is positioned in a region of the substrate that has a high permittivity. The PAMM produces an artificial magnetic conductor at a distance above a surface of the substrate to facilitate a radiation pattern for the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, Alfred Grau Besoli, Chryssoula Kyriazidou