Patents Examined by Dameon E. Levi
  • Patent number: 11031702
    Abstract: A phased array antenna structure includes a carrier, a radiative layer and a circuit layer both disposed on the carrier, and a phase switch. The radiative layer includes two radiating portions. The circuit layer includes a phased antenna and a transmission circuit. The phased antenna including two end portions respectively connected to the two radiating portions. The transmission circuit includes a feeding end and an externally connecting end that is arranged adjacent to the phased antenna. The phase switch is connected to the externally connecting end of the transmission circuit, and the phase switch is configured to selectively connect only one of the two end portions of the phased antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AUDEN TECHNO CORP.
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Chiang
  • Patent number: 11031687
    Abstract: A resonant structure includes a conducting portion extending along a first plane and including first conductors, a ground conductor located away from the conducting portion and extending along the first plane, and a first predetermined number of connecting conductors extending from the ground conductor towards the conducting portion. At least two first conductors are connected to different connecting conductors. A first connecting pair of two of the connecting conductors is aligned along a first direction in the first plane and a second connecting pair of two of the connecting conductors is aligned along a second direction, in the first plane, intersecting the first direction. The resonant structure resonates at a first frequency along a first current path including the ground conductor, conducting portion, and first connecting pair and at a second frequency along a second current path including the ground conductor, conducting portion, and second connecting pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 11024974
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for implementing and utilizing dual-polarized planar ultra-wideband antennas. An example planar antenna may include a substrate, a monopole conductor located on a first side of the substrate, a first ground conductor located on a second side of the substrate, and a second ground conductor located on the first side of the substrate. The monopole conductor may be connected to a first signal feeding line, the first ground conductor may be connected through a ground connector to ground potential, the first ground conductor may be connected to a second signal feeding line and, and the second ground conductor may be connected to ground potential located on the first side of the substrate. The planar antenna may be configured to form multiple sub-antennae during active operations. The planar antenna may also be configured to form a ring-antenna during operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Nima Jamaly
  • Patent number: 11018409
    Abstract: A phased array antenna panel includes a first plurality of antennas, a first radio frequency (RF) front end chip, a second plurality of antennas, a second RF front end chip, and a combiner RF chip. The first and second RE front end chips receive respective first and second input signals from the first and second pluralities of antennas, and produce respective first and second output signals based on the respective first and second input signals. The combiner RF chip can receive the first and second output signals and produce a power combined output signal that is a combination of powers of the first and second output signals. Alternatively, a power combiner can receive the first and second output signals and produce a power combined output signal, and the combiner RF chip can receive the power combined output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SILICON VALLEY BANK
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Seunghwan Yoon, Alfred Grau Besoli, Farid Shirinfar, Sam Gharavi, Michael Boers, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 11012047
    Abstract: The invention relates to the antenna technology used generally for providing a communication in the mines, in particular to the small resonant re-tunable antennas intended for providing an induction communication too. The technical effect is a possibility to adjust smoothly an operation frequency of the antenna within the wide radio wave range and, as a consequence, a possibility to compensate an effect of the outer objects having a capacity and switch the antenna to the other transceiving frequency channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DEZEGA HOLDING UKRAINE, LLC
    Inventor: Dmitriy Vitalyevich Fedosov
  • Patent number: 11005159
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for use in a load control system for controlling one or more electrical loads may comprise a counterpoise, a first and second antennas, a RF communication circuit and a control circuit. The two antennas may be oriented differently and spaced apart from each other. For example, the first antenna may extend perpendicularly from the counterpoise while the second antenna extends in a plane substantially parallel to the counterpoise. The first antenna may extend from the counterpoise at a point substantially central to the counterpoise while the second antenna may extend along a perimeter of the counterpoise. The RF communication circuit may transmit wireless signals via the first and second antennas. The control circuit may cause the RF communication circuit to transmit a first wireless signal in a first time slot and a second wireless signal in a second time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Bard, Robert Bollinger, Jr., Donald R. Mosebrook, Walter S. Zaharchuk
  • Patent number: 11005183
    Abstract: An antenna module of a wireless communication system is provided. The antenna module includes a radiator comprising a top face to which a radio wave is radiated, a dielectric material disposed on a bottom face of the radiator, the bottom face of the radiator being opposite to the top face of the radiator, a feeding unit disposed on a bottom face of the dielectric material, the feeding unit being configured to supply an electric signal to the radiator through the dielectric material, and a support unit disposed on the bottom face of the dielectric material, the support unit comprising a metallic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoongeon Kim, Seungtae Ko, Hyunjin Kim, Jungmin Park, Junsig Kum, Youngju Lee
  • Patent number: 10998618
    Abstract: Coaxial helix antennas in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a coaxial helix antenna includes an inner element having an inner element radius and an inner element length and an outer element having an outer element radius and an outer element length, wherein the outer element radius is greater than the inner element radius, wherein the inner element is driven by a first conductor, wherein the outer element is driven by a second conductor, and wherein the outer element is disposed outside of the inner element such that a portion of the inner element extends beyond the outer element and includes an inner radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CalAmp Wireless Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Orest Fedan
  • Patent number: 10992054
    Abstract: The embodiments of this disclosure disclose an array antenna system. The array antenna system includes M antenna radiation units, a strip line feed system, a strip line ground plane, and a strip line cavity; the strip line feed system includes a phase shift circuit and N first printed circuit boards PCBs configured to implement a power allocation function and/or a phase compensation function; the phase shift circuit is located in the strip line cavity. P first PCBs are located on an outer surface of the strip line cavity; all or some of the M antenna radiation units are connected to signal planes of the N first PCBs, and the signal planes of the N first PCBs are in a radio frequency connection to the phase shift circuit by using probes; and ground planes of the N first PCBs are in a radio frequency connection to the strip line ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weihong Xiao, He Cui, Kunpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10992058
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to patch antennas. A patch antenna has a substrate, a resonant metal plate at one side of the substrate, and a ground plane at the other opposite side of the substrate. Two feed pins are used to couple the antenna to other circuitry. The feed pins pass through the substrate and holes in at the ground plane. The feed pins are physically disconnected from both the resonant metal plate and the ground plane. The feed pins are capacitively coupled to the resonant metal plate to provide an electronic connection between other circuitry and the patch antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tallysman Wireless Inc.
    Inventors: Gyles Panther, Rony E. Amaya, James Stuart Wight
  • Patent number: 10985446
    Abstract: A method of making a reconfigurable antenna comprises the steps of applying one or more first layers of a prepreg laminate fabric to a form having a desired contour; applying a pattern corresponding to an antenna shape to the first layers of prepreg fabric; applying one or more second layers of the prepreg laminate fabric atop the pattern to form a laminate stack; curing the laminate stack; and removing the pattern to form channels in the antenna shape. The desired contour may be an aircraft skin panel or an airfoil panel. The pattern may be a polymer sheet with an applied cPLA antenna design. The curing step may be performed in a vacuum bag under the application of vacuum and heat. The removing step may be performed by heating the cured laminate stack to remove the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Jeffery W Baur, Gregory H Huff, Darren J Hartl, Geoffrey J Frank, Hong Pan, Robyn L Bradford
  • Patent number: 10980107
    Abstract: An electromagnetic blocking structure includes a dielectric substrate with at least one conductor layer in the dielectric substrate, the at least one conductor layer has a plurality of first unit cells of a first type without four-fold symmetry, and a plurality of second unit cells of the first type, the plurality of first unit cells and the plurality of second unit cells are arranged in a grid pattern with each first unit cell among the plurality of first unit cells being oriented substantially 90° relative to each second unit cell among the plurality of second unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchimura
  • Patent number: 10978777
    Abstract: A system such as a vehicle may have windows. A window may have a structural window layer formed from one or more glass layers. A conductive coating such as an infrared-light blocking coating or other optical filter layer may be formed on the window. The conductive coating may include one or more silver layers or other conductive material. Unpatterned portions of the conductive coating are conductive along orthogonal dimensions. A region of the conductive coating may have parallel line-shaped openings that render the coating conductive in only a single dimension while enhancing radio transparency. Another region of the conductive coating may have a two-dimensional pattern of openings such as a mesh-shaped opening formed from intersecting straight and/or curved lines. In this region, the coating is locally rendered insulating and radio-frequency transparent. Antennas and ohmic heating elements may be formed in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Jiang, Jiangfeng Wu, Siwen Yong, Lijun Zhang, Mattia Pascolini, James R. Wilson, Martin Melcher
  • Patent number: 10978802
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: an antenna including an antenna element, and a ground conductor; an IC connected to the antenna; and a metal member arranged to face the antenna. The ground conductor includes one end and the other end in the X direction. The metal member includes a metal plate, and a projection protruding from the metal plate toward the antenna. The projection is arranged at a position of overlapping with the end of the ground conductor as viewed in the ?Z direction. Such a configuration improves the transmission and reception gains at the communication frequency of a radio element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daiki Abe, Makoto Aoki
  • Patent number: 10971866
    Abstract: The present disclosure described devices, components, connectors, and cables that connect an audio-visual device to an external antenna. Some embodiments describe a device connector for connecting the audio-visual device to an external cable. The device connector may include a supply port that is configured to receive power, data signals, and/or some combination of power and data from a source external to the audio-visual device. The device connector may also include an antenna port that is configured to connect the audio-visual device to an external antenna that is, for example, part of the same. Additionally, the device connector may include a detection mechanism that detects the presence of an antenna connection in the antenna port. When an antenna connection is detected, the audio-visual device may be configured to use one or more external antennas connected via the antenna connection to send and receive, e.g., WiFi signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Garner, Tito Thomas
  • Patent number: 10965033
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adaptive-spacing antenna system and a method for designing an adaptive-spacing antenna system. The antenna system and design method are operative to provide a configuration layout that reduces both the amount of material required to manufacture the antenna and the obtrusiveness caused by the antenna, while providing more flexibility for installation and a variety of options for aesthetic applications. The adaptive-spacing antenna comprises one or a combination of more than one set of straight-linear and curvilinear elements forming an adaptively-spaced grid or mesh structure. The system and method are particularly suitable for reducing the antenna weight, cost, and obtrusiveness during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Argy Petros
  • Patent number: 10957966
    Abstract: A wall mount kit for mounting a television screen on a wall, including a mounting base configured to be attached to the wall, a screen interface that is configured to be attached to a television screen, wherein the screen interface is connectable directly or indirectly to the mounting base; and wherein at least one part of the wall mount kit is designed to serve as part of the wall mount and also as an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BARKAN MOUNTS LTD
    Inventors: Shahar Barkan, Yaacov Goldberg, Shmuel Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10957984
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for transmitting/receiving a high-frequency signal having a predetermined communication frequency. The wireless communication device includes an antenna pattern having an inductance component, an RFIC element connected electrically to the antenna pattern and a capacitive coupling portion capacitively coupling specific confronting regions facing each other of the antenna pattern at multiple points on the antenna pattern, to make up an LC parallel resonant circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 10957972
    Abstract: An audio device (e.g., hearing aid) can optionally have a radio-frequency antenna that includes an antenna structure on a flexible printed circuit board. The antenna structure can have one or metal traces disposed on the flexible printed circuit board, the antenna structure extending over an area that substantially coincides with the area of the flexible printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board is foldable into a three-dimensional structure that can be disposed in a folded configuration in an audio device (e.g., hearing aid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Team IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Tenvoon Wong
  • Patent number: 10957977
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system for generating electromagnetic signals that resonate in a cavity having a plurality of reflectors resulting in resonating electromagnetic signals and combining the resonating electromagnetic signals to form an electromagnetic wave that traverses a reflector and couples onto a physical transmission medium. One or more of the reflectors is implemented via a programmable substrate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III, Bruce E. Stuckman